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Leave a Little Sparkle!

Oh my goodness! I’m not going to lie! I absolutely LOVE how this card creation turned out. Seriously – it is awesome and it definitely leaves a little sparkle!

Those of you who follow regularly will know I love a little magic, so as soon as I saw this years catalogue I knew that the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set would be the first item added to my shopping basket! Anything mermaid, unicorn or fairy is always on my fave list, so this set was no different.

I knew when I began playing that I wanted a colourful background, and I wanted to compliment the unicorn with the swirls from the Stargazing stamp set. Out came our new Pigment Sprinkles and Shimmery White Cardstock for the background.

Once I started playing with the sprinkles, I found it tricky to get the look I was after, combining all the colours, so I pulled out my offcuts and made individual coloured squares before adhering them all to a background piece and trimming the edges. I then ran it through the bigshot using the Subtle Embossing Folder, before stamping the swirls and embossing them with White Stampin Emboss Powder. Just a tip – you need to make sure your card is completely dry before embossing images!

Once I was happy with the background, I stamped my unicorn in Momento Ink and then coloured it using our Stampin Blends, in colours coordinating with the pigment sprinkles. A ‘little’ fussy cutting later, and my unicorn was ready to ‘colour’ again with the Fine Tip Glue and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (I LOVE this stuff) for a little extra sparkle!

I hope you love the effect as much as I do!

Here’s the measurements to make yours!

Card Base Coastal Cabana

Whisper White Background Base – 3 5/8″ x 4 3/4″

Coloured squares were – Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay 1 7/8 x 1 3/4″; Melon Mambo 1 7/8 x 2 7/8″; Daffodil Delight 1 7/8 x 2 1/4″; Gorgeous Grape 1 7/8 x 3/4″.

Basic Black Layer – 3 3/4 x 4 7/8″

Keep Crafting everyone!

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Basketball birthday card For the Win

Hi all!

I wanted to swing past and show you just how easy it is to create teen cards using the For the Win Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! using just a few products.

This card I made for my sons friend, who is also in to basketball, but there are also golf balls, softballs and baseballs in this set! so you could use it for the whole family. It’s a great versatile set!

Here is the card I made:

I had to create this card quite quickly, so I stuck to a very simple colour scheme of Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White.

The basketballs really pop when heat embossed with black embossing powder onto the Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then punched out using the 1 1/4″ circle punch (retired) but you can also use the Layering Circle Framelits too.

I also used the gorgeous Rectangular Stitched Framelits to create my borders. I elevated the outside Basic Black layer using our Foam Adhesive Strips, then created the Whisper White inner layer.

For the inner black layer I again used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to keep a consistent border. I randomly adhered the basketballs over this piece, then trimmed away the excess, before adhering the whole layer onto the Whisper White.

Then its a simple as adhering a sentiment and the trophy!

I hope you’re inspired to add this set to your collection! You won’t regret it.

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CTC 240 – Everyday Occasions For the Win

Welcome to CTC 240 – where this week we are CASEing the Everyday Occasions Section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 12-71.

It’s been a long while since I have played along on any challenges, but this week my ‘baby’ turned thirteen, so I had great reason to get creating and play along!

I was so excited to see the For the Win stamp set in the Annual Catalogue this year. I have been waiting for a new sporting stamp set to come out! My son plays basketball and is a fan of the Milwaukee Bucks, so I had to CASE the card on page 59 for this weeks challenge.

I really liked the layout and background stamping, so I kept the basic elements and just changed up the colours to suit the Milwaukee Bucks, and of course, just used the basketball for this card. The stamparatus really helped me to complete the background stamping by using the hinges to evenly space the background sentiment – it just makes it so simple! So here’s my version of this card…

I used a gel pen to imitate stitching lines, and black embossing powder on the basketballs rather than just ink – it just gives it a bit more definition. I also pulled out the Well Said Stamp Set and coordinating Well Written Dies for the words, but used the old faithful retired Little Numbers for the 13!

I hope you like my take on the card this week. I really found CASEing so helpful given my mojo has been MIA for such a long time. I find that once I start creating using the catalogue images as a jumping board, the creativity just starts to flow! Why not give it a go if you’re feeling a bit stuck, and show of your design on the challenge group on Facebook by clicking the image below:

Don’t forget to continue the hop around and see what the rest of the crew have created for you all. There are a lot of pages in the Everyday Occasions section, so there’s a lot of inspiration to be had! Next up is Elizabeth … see what she has created by clicking the link below ūüôā

Until next time…keep crafting everyone ūüôā

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Colour INKspiration 39 – Subtles


Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks Colour INKspiration 39 – Subtles.

For this challenge we are using the subtle colour palette, where you can choose 3 subtle colours plus any basics to create your project.  Remember, once you have created it jump on over to the Colour INKspiration facebook group to upload your pic for the challenge right HERE.

Since our colour shake up in June,  the Subtles collection has by far been my stand out favourite colour group.  There is such a range of pretty, coordinating hues to play with, and Soft Sea Foam is by far one of my stand out colours!

However, today I decided to create my card in hues of blue using my current favourite stamp set – Healing Hugs!

I used a tutorial by the very talented Jennifer McGuire called Stamped see through cards to create tonights card.  I thought Healing hugs and the leaves would work perfectly to create a similar look to the one she creates on her video HERE.

Colour ONKspiration 39 Healing Hugs from Stampin' Up! by Mel at My Paper Oasis

These cards work by layering all the individual pieces together so they slightly overlap, then adhering them, so the card front is see through in the gaps. ¬†It’s quite a clever and effective card and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

My flowers are coloured using Pool Party ink, the gently using a sponge dauber around the edges to add some Balmy Blue for extra depth. Add a bit of Pear Pizzaz for the leaves and my challenge was complete!

I hope you enjoyed my creation this week. ¬†Don’t forget to upload yours by Monday 20th of August.

Now its time to hop on over to Jackie’s blog to see what she has created!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 190 – Artistic Impressions

Welcome to another week of Caseing The Catty!

 CTC 190 РArtistic Impressions Pages 127 Р141

Every week the design team get together to showcase a section of one of our catalogues to show you just how easy it is to create a project based on a design in the catalogue. You can join in the challenges each week. ¬†Just CASE a project from the selected section and upload a picture of your design by 7pm next Sunday! ¬†Here’s the link to play along:

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This is a gorgeous section of the Annual Catalogue. ¬†There’s lots of products I want to get my hands on in here!

Today I decided to CASE the image on page 135 – and from the looks of the teams projects this design has been quite popular!

I changed the orientation of my card, and because I wanted a colour card base, I stamped my images onto Whisper White before fussy cutting them and adhering them to the card.  I then cut around the outline of the images again for the card front.

CTC 190 - Healing Hugs Stamped Card by Mel at My Paper Oasis

I love playing with Healing Hugs, so I knew that the flower was what I wanted to use to create this card. I also combined it with the Stitched Labels Framelits РYou NEED those framelits in your crafting stash!  They are amazing!  I stamped two of the flowers in Calypso Coral and the other flower was created by inking up in Daffodil Delight, then sponging the edges with Calypso Coral using an ink dauber.  Its a gorgeous effect that you can use on any flower image.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. ¬†Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathryn’s blog and see what she has created this week!

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration 35

Welcome to

Colour INKspiration 35 

where today get to choose 3 colours from our new Neutrals colour palette!

Stampin’ Up! ¬ģ has just had a major colour revamp, so to start off the new catalogue year at Colour INKspiration we’ve decided to feature a Colour Collection for the first challenge each month (2nd Wednesday) until we have showcased them all! The second challenge in the month (4th Wednesday) will be a Pinterest inspired pic as per usual just to mix it up a bit. This month we are starting off with the NEUTRALS COLLECTION and you can choose any 3 colours from that range for your challenge project. We are also changing the rules about what else you can add to the mix; essentially just the Basics – Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as metallics.

Have you managed to have a good look at our changes to the Colour Families yet?  I LOVE the changes to the colour palettes.  I used to be a Regals collection girl, but now I find I fluctuate between the funky Brights Collection and the Pastels of the Subtles collection.  There are so many new possible colour combinations to choose from and create.

For todays colour challenge, the 3 Neutral Colours I chose were Crumb Cake; Soft Suede and Mossy Meadow.

I hadn’t inked up my Rooted in Nature Bundle yet and I have seen some lovely projects with it – so I decided this colour challenge, with it’s earthy tones, ¬†would suit the use of the bundle perfectly!

Rooted In Nature

My Paper Oasis - Colour INKspiration 35 Neutrals Palette using Rooted in Nature by Stampin Up

I stamped some of the tree in the background using the Stamp Off method before stamping the timber onto a piece of Vellum Cardstock, fussy cutting and adhering over the trees so you can still see them in the background.  Another full strength Mossy Meadow Tree for the front of the timber, some Linen Thread and the card front was complete.

I love the effect where you can still see the trees through the vellum layer!

I hope you enjoyed my project tonight. ¬†Now it’s time to continue along the hop to see all the other great projects made just with Neutrals!

Up next is Elizabeth

And don’t forget to join the challenge yourself! ¬†Just create your own project using three neutrals and post a pic to our Facebook Group HERE!

Happy Crafting xx

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