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CTC 172 – Myths and Magic

Happy Easter everyone and welcome to CTC 172 – Myths and Magic!

Every Sunday night a new challenge begins for CASEing the Catty where the design team Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit images from a particular section of the current catalogues to help inspire you and show you how much more fun you can get from your products!

This week for CASEing the Catty we are CASEing the Myths and Magic section of the Occasions Catalogue on pages 36-43

The Myths and Magic suite is one of my favourite suites to play with!  I have used these items HEAPS!  So today I chose to CASE the Flying Home Set on Page 41!

I love the little bird houses, so my thought was to make a little notecard pack using the individual birdhouses for someone who may have or be moving house and need to thank people, or you could use them for new neighbours to welcome them to the neighbourhood!  So I CASED the main image, and then the box on the bottom right to pop them all in!

Flying Home Notecard Pack

CTC 172 - Flying Home Notecards by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I used the Narrow Notecards for this project.  I sponged the background with Pool Party, as watercoloring on the notecards makes them pill.  I them masked the images I didn’t want to stamp with a sticky note, before stamping on the card.  I them stamped the entire image on a seperate piece of Whisper White before colouring with the watercolour pencils and blender pens.  I then fussy cut around the birdhouses and mounted them directly over the image on the card front using mini dimensionals.

I also stamped some little birds and fussy cut those before popping them on half a mini dimensional (yes, you can cut the mini ones too!)  I kept the sentiment fairly neutral so you could use them as a thank you or as a welcome card.  The sentiment is from Wood Words.

CTC 172 - Flying Home Notecards by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I then CASEd the box to pop all the notecards in using the Lots to Love Box.  Its fits 3 cards and the envelopes perfectly!

CTC 172 - Flying Home Notecards by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Thanks for popping in!  Now it’s time to continue the hop over on Monique’s Blog and see what she has created they week!

I hope you all have had a lovely Easter!  Don’t forget to keep crafting! And remember – you can join the challenge too by taking a picture of what you create and posting HERE!

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Colourful Seasons Bike Ride Shadow Box

A big Hello to you all!

I wanted to share with you today a bit of a fun project using Bronwyn Eastley’s Bike Ride Shadow Box Tutorial.

I made this one for an order for a friend who needed a fiftieth birthday card for her brother in law.  The brief was –  he enjoys bike riding.

Isn’t is lucky that we have the Build a Bike set to make this even easier.  My design is based pretty close to Bronwyn’s, but I needed to make it more masculine!

Colourful Seasons Bike Ride Shadow Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I used some embossing paste directly over the cloud dies on the background and gave the card an Autumn feel using Colourful Seasons Bundle and attaching the leaves to the branch.

I did have to use the retired Little Numbers Dies to make sure a 50 could fit nicely onto the card! And I think this is the first time EVER I have used Always Artichoke! Lol. But it needed just a little green to lift the overall look!

Colourful Seasons Bike Ride Shadow Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

You get a bit more of an idea of the depth with this picture.

Bronwyn’s tutorials are super fun for creating a ‘special’ card.  Why not pop over to her tutorial shop HERE to see what you can start creating! They really are versatile!

And don’t forget – you only have until the weekend to stock up on all those FREE Saleabration goodies you are after!  Now is the perfect time to stock up on cardstock, Designer Paper, adhesives and the retiring In Colours and reap the rewards with FREE items!

Contact me to place an order, or Securely Shop Now by clicking the image below!

 

 

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Colour INKspiration 29

Good evening everyone!  Welcome to Colour INKspiration 29.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month the Colour INKspiration Crew get together and create a hop using a selected colour palette to create with.  You can join in the fun by creating a project with the colours and popping a picture of it on our Facebook Page HERE by the Monday night before the next challenge.

This weeks colour palette is a beautiful selection chosen by Bronwyn with colours Crumb Cake; Chocolate Chip; Blushing Bride; Garden Green and Very Vanilla.  I initially went to go straight to florals for this colour palette as it’s so suited, but I had another project that needed to be done for a customer order, so I decided to combine the two tasks.

My task was to create a card for a 21st for someone who loves baking.  I was inspired by how Jackie Aitken created a brilliant BBQ Card a few weeks ago, so I thought I could adapt a basic Card in the Box design to create an oven and get it baking!

Oven Card in a Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I must say, once I worked out how to cut it to achieve the look I wanted, this was quite fun to make!  I did use a few different bits and bobs to make this card.  The cupcakes were from Lift Me Up Stamps and coordinating dies and utensils and glove from the Apron of Love Bundle.  The Basket Weave Embossing Folder made for a great background to represent tiles – I am so glad this Saleabration item will be continuing in the new Annual Catalogue – I Just love it!

And the best bit – it folds flat for posting!

Colour INKspiration 29 Oven Card in a Box by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Don’t forget – there is only 2 more weeks of Saleabration left to grab your freebies!

Keep hopping around – the crew has some beautiful projects on display this week. Up next is Narelle:

Happy Crafting Everyone!

 

 

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CTC 169 Saleabration – Blossoming Basket

Hi all and welcome to CTC 169 where we are back taking a look at the Saleabration Catalogue.

The CASEing the Catty Crew hop every Sunday night and recreate projects from given sections of the catalogues to inspire you all to get crafting!  You can play along too by CASEing a project and then uploading your version to our Facebook group before the challenge closes.

There is only a couple of weeks left to make sure you have everything you want off your Saleabration wish list!  It’s a great time to stock up on all your papers and embellishments and get rewarded for FREE products at the same time!

This week I received my Blossoming Basket Bundle from the second release of items, so I took it for a spin for tonights challenge.

The basket has a beautiful bunch of flowers and the bundle is teamed with the basket weave dynamic embossing folder which will happily be available in the new Annual Catalogue in June 🙂

I created my project using another FREE saleabration item – the Tutti Fruitti Cards and Envelopes.  I would have loved to create a whole set (and I will at some stage)  but I ran out of time before the challenge to colour and get all the fussy cutting done! Lol

CTC 169 Saleabration and Blossoming Basket by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

That embossing folder is just WOW, and when you layer up the flowers in the basket it really adds some extra prettiness to the card!  I also love the effect of the loosely tied tag around the basket using some linen thread.

You really will have lots of fun with this combination and the endless colour combinations you could produce.  And it’s the perfect product for Weddings, birthdays, thank you and sympathy!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Fi to see what she has created for you all this week!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 168 – Petal Passion with Charming Cafe

Hello again!

It’s Sunday night so that means it’s time for another CASEing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop.

This week the crew will CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from the Petal Passion suite in the Occasions Catalogue on pages 22 – 27.

If you follow my Facebook Page then you would see I have been playing A  LOT with the Petal Palette Suite.  I absolutely love it! But tonight I thought I would pop a few more pages in and focus on the Charming Cafe Bundle on Page 25.

I know I say it a lot, but this bundle really caught my eye and I had been waiting (not so) patiently to purchase it for my ‘collection’.  I am a bit of a sucker for a fancy framelit and these were no exception.  What really grabbed my attention was how easily the framelits work together to make a multi layered or dimensional card.

Charming Cafe

I began by creating a bit of a quirky card CASEing the image above.  However, I wanted my Chairs and tables behind the cafe window, so I added an acetate layer to my card.  I need the stamp-a-majig to line it up properly in my window – which ended up being quite fiddly as the acetate kept moving when I tried to move the stamp-a-majig.  Not for the feint of heart I tell you!

I didn’t mind the overall affect, but I was very impatient with my acetate as I used Momento Ink on it hoping to colour the brickwork, but it took far too long to dry and as you can see – it smudged and didn’t dry at all – so if you wanted to do this you could use the archival ink and colour from the back of the image.

CTC 168 Petal Passion using Charming Cafe by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

 

CTC 168 Petal Passion using Charming Cafe by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Never mind…you live and learn and at least I had my colour choices right now, so on to my next project…the one I really wanted to create.  A diorama card.  I have made a few of these over the years and we all know I love a 3D card, but this set really just lent itself to creating one of these so very easily!  The framelit that cuts out the seats and table whilst leaving the base intact does all the work for you for this card!  I even pinched a couple of birdies from the Flying Home Stamp set! Shhhh. And colouring is sooooo simple with the Stampin Blends to really make your project pop!

Charming Cafe Diorama Card

CTC 168 - Petal Passion using Charming Cafe Diorama Card by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Now I LOVE how this one turned out! I guess you could say I ended up CASEing myself! Lol!

 What do you think?

Unfortunately I cannot find the You Tube video I used a few years ago to create a Diorama card, but I am giving away the tutorial with any order placed with me during March.  And don’t forget – March is the LAST month to get any of the FREE Saleabration items with a $90 or $180 purchase!  Don’t miss out!

Now it’s time to hop on over to Monique and see what she has created for you all xx

Happy Crafting

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CTC 166 – Lots to Love with Pick a Pattern

Hello again!

Welcome to CTC 166 where this week we are CASEing projects from the Painted with Love Section of the Occasions Catalogue, on Pages 18-21.

This section of the Catalogue is just gorgeous.  I am absolutely in love with the Gold Glitter Flakes and Painted with Love DSP, but I really went in quite the opposite direction for this challenge.

This challenge was a great excuse to pull out the Lots to Love Framelits Dies and create a box like you see in the centre of the above image.

I decided to create a box and used the image below to base my design off, but switched out the tags to use the new Whisper White Narrow Notecards for my project.

I’m not sure where the rest of the inspiration for this project came from, but I have been using a lot of florals for a while, so maybe my brain decided it had enough of those images.  As I played around the idea just evolved I guess! Lol.

Lots to Love about Pick a Pattern

CTC 166 - Lots to Love about Pick a Pattern by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I had forgotten how fun the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper actually is!  Lots of images to fussy cut and play around with.  I started by creating the notecards, loosely basing the layout on the images of the tags from the catalogue (above).  As I was playing, I was picturing images that you might capture whilst camping – without realising how easily that idea would coordinate with another one of the DSP sheets!  That’s where the box cover came to fruition.  Those cute little animals, polaroid snaps and camera images fitted so well with my overall plan!  The only image that was stamped was the ‘sun burst’ from the FREE Amazing You Stamp Set.

CTC 166 - Lots to Love about Pick a Pattern by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I really wanted to be able to see the images inside the box, so after I had adhered the black DSP, I used a circle from the Layering Circle Dies to create a window, popped a piece of window sheet on the inside and viola.  I really like how this little set turned out and it’s more masculine feel.  My mind is now racing to use the Flying Home Stamp Set and Hedgehugs to create a similar pack!

By purchasing the Lots to Love Framelit Dies, the Whisper White Narrow Notecards and the Pick a Pattern DSP you would actually qualify for a FREE Saleabration stamp set.  That means you could choose Amazing You and you would be able to recreate this project at home!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the amazing Kelly Kent and see what she has created for you all!

Happy Crafting 🙂

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Sympathy with Heartfelt Blooms

Hi everyone!

I thought I would pop past today to quickly share with you one of my all time favourite Saleabration FREE Stamp Sets – Heartfelt Blooms.  This set is proving to be very popular with not just me, but everyone taking advantage of FREE items during Saleabration.  This stamp set has been the most chosen stamp set by my customers!

This beautiful stamp set truly makes creating a lovely card quick and easy without having to need a heap of supplies!  It’s definitely been a go to for me to create a quick card with a big impact.  A few simple layers and a bit of ribbon makes it even better!


Sympathy with Heartfelt Blooms by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I have created mine using Fresh Fig cardstock and Ink, but you could use any colour you choose.  A brighter colour would give this card a nicer feel for a birthday for instance. A add some rhinestones or pearls for extra pizzaz!

I have included the measurements today do you can create your own Sympathy with Heartfelt Blooms card.  It is so quick and simple you won’t stop at just one!

1. Regular A4 Card Base cut in half, then fold your piece in half.

2. Cut a piece of Whisper White Card Stock at 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (14.4cm x 9.8cm) and stamp your image on opposite corners (top left and bottom right). Adhere to your Card Base.

3. Cut a Fresh Fig piece 4″ x 3″ (10.2cm x 7.6cm). Do not adhere it yet.

4. Cut a Whisper White piece 3 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ (9.5cm x 7cm).  Stamp your image on to the centre of this piece.  There this piece to your Fresh Fig piece in step 3.  Wrap and secure a length of ribbon around the bottom of these pieces, approximately 3/4″ (2cm) up from the bottom of the piece. Tie and adhere a bow.  Adhere to the centre of your card.

5. Add a sentiment of your choosing by stamping on a piece of Whisper White, cutting close to the sentiment and then adding a layer of Fresh Fig behind.  Pop it up on dimensionals.

6. Don’t forget to stamp a corner of a piece of Whisper White for the inside of your card. It should measure the same as the Whisper White in step 2.

I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy card!

Don’t forget you can choose Heartfelt Blooms as a FREE item during Saleabration with every $90 ordered!  It’s that easy!  But only until March 31st!  Click on the Shop button to securely order from anywhere in Australia and have it delivered directly to your front door so you can begin stamping right away! I will even send you a little Thank you as a bonus for choosing me!

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration 27 – Petal Palette

Hi everyone.

Welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge Number 27!

Colour INKspiration happens every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  The design team are given a colour swatch to create their projects with and then we put together a hop to inspire you all to get creating!

You can join in the challenges.  Just create your project using the given colour palette (neutrals and metallics are allowed) and then upload a picture on to our Facebook Group HERE.

This week we are playing with hues of blue and pink…

Your colour selection is – Powder Pink; Pool Party; Melon Mambo and Island Indigo.

Melon Mambo and Island Indigo are fairly strong colours, so I was trying to work out how to incorporate them into a design without overpowering the softer colours.  An idea sprung to mind and I began playing.  I used our gorgeous new Petal Palette Bundle for my design.  Ever since I have received it I haven’t been able to stop playing.  It’s a beautiful set that can have a vintage or modern feel depending on your design.

Colour INKspiration 27 Petal Palette

Colour INKspiration 27 - Petal Palette by Mel Pagano @ My Paper Oasis

I decided I wanted to keep this card quite subtle, so I included lots of white space, and embossed my images with White Embossing Powder before watercoloring them.  I used Shimmery White Cardstock for the images that I have coloured as it holds watercolouring much better than Whisper White.  We are allowed to incorporate neutrals into our designs, so I added touches of Sahara Sand for the stamped leaves in the background and to watercolour the embossed leaves.  I then simply trimmed my flower image to allow me to have the individual designs.  A few gentle curls of our Whisper White Organza Ribbon, a flick of tombow mixed with water and a sprinkle of Gold Glitter and the card was complete!

I haven’t popped a sentiment on this card yet as I think it could be used for multiple purposes – so I will add it when I know where its going!

I have a special this month where you can get a tutorial and card kit free when you purchase the Petal Palette Bundle this month.  You can find out more HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Make sure you take the entire hop and see all the lovely creations.

Next up is Denita 🙂

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 165 – Saleabration Hedgehugs

Hi everyone and welcome to CTC 165 where every Sunday night the Design Team get our creativity on and CASE (Copy and Share Everything) from our catalogues.  That means we take a design and change it up a little or a lot to create a card or project.  This week we are back to CASEing any design from the Saleabration Catalogue!

Have you managed to get all the FREE Saleabration items you want yet?  Well don’t despair if you haven’t – you have until the end of March!  But just so you know – there are more new Saleabration goodies to get your hands on, with a second release coming at the end of the week! If you’re not familiar with Saleabration – it’s where you can choose FREE products with every $90 spent!  It’s one of the best times of the Stampin’ Up! Year!

This week I have decided to play around with the design in the middle of the image below, found on page 15 of the Saleabration Catalogue…

I started playing with Hedgehugs stamp set to recreate this card.

CTC 165 - Saleabration and Hedgehugs by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

There was a bit of Fussy cutting required for the images for this card, so It’s lucky it’s something I enjoy doing!  I teamed my card with a Pear Pizzaz piece of cardstock, that I have embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Petal Passion Pack.

As I was designing this card another idea came to mind.  I thought this layout would be perfect for our birdhouses in the Flying Home Stamp Set, so I created a second card using the same basic elements as the Hedgehugs card…

CTC 165 - Saleabration with Hedgehugs by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I coloured this one using our Stampin Blends markers.  Remember if you are colouring with these markers to use your momento black ink and Thick Whisper White Cardstock for the best results!

This one is going out to a wonderful person who recently took advantage of our brilliant Saleabration joining Offer – where you can get up to $408 in product for only $169!  Isn’t that a great deal! With no lock in contracts and no pressure to host events you have nothing to loose!

I hope you enjoyed the projects today!  If you would like to see all the amazing deals during Saleabration pop on over to this post HERE.

Don’t forget that you are also able to play along with our challenges.  Simply create your project and post a picture of it on our Facebook Page HERE before the next challenge!

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Judy to see what she has created this week

Happy Crafting

 

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CTC 164 – Occasions Kits with Petal Palette

Hi everyone! Welcome to CTC 164 where this week we are CASEing the Occasions Kits of the Occasions Catalogue, on pages 15 – 17.

The kit you see pictured here is the Lots of Happy Card Kit!  I absolutely love this kit and have already had a class using it, which the participants loved as well!  The best bit about this prepackaged kit is that it is literally a class ready to go!

It has absolutely everything you need to create your projects, other than snail adhesive – It includes the stamp set, an ink spot, all card bases, envelopes, embellishments, ribbons, pencils and a basic stamp block to get you started creating right away!  They are great for beginners, those with limited supplies, or to take away when travelling! You can even get a refill of this one!  I cannot recommend these kits highly enough!

For today’s challenge however, I created my own little kit using the cards on the bottom of page 17 as a basis, using the Petal Palette Bundle.

I loved how bright and fun these cards were.  I started by creating with the Lemon Lime Twist Card.

Occasions Kits with Petal Palette!

CTC 164 - Occasions kits using Petal Palette by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

Even though it’s a bit hard to see, I substituted the Happy Birthday Sentiment on the original card for the spotted stamp in the Petal Palette Stamp Set.  To create the flowers I stamped the image one a piece each of Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst and Soft Sky Card stock.  I used the Lemon Lime twist as my base piece, and then fussy cut the flowers in the other colours, before layering them on to the base piece.

CTC 164 - Occasions Kits using Petal Palette by Mel Pagano at MY Paper Oasis

My second card was the Berry Burst Card.  I stamped one of the smaller flower images on the card base, so it was similar to the original.   For this card I lightly watercolored my images with an aqua painter, which I kept quite dry as I was using regular Whisper White Cardstock.

CTC 164 - Occasions Kits using Petal Palette by Mel Pagano at My paper Oasis

The third card is just a little 4″ x 4″ card.  I changed the elements for this one to more suit my stamp set – I mean – I hadn’t even inked up that sweet little bird yet!  Even those this stamp set has coordinating framelits, I still fussy cut one of the flowers, as the framelit left a lot of white space in the middle that didn’t look right on this layout. And, if you purchase the whole bundle for this suite you automatically qualify for a FREE Saleabration item! How good is that!

 

And that my friends, is my own little Occasions Kit with Petal Palette! I am so happy with how my little kit turned out that I am offering this card kit tutorial for Free with the purchase of this bundle from me, for the month of February!

CTC 164 - Occasions Kits using Petal Palette by Mel Pagano at My Paper Oasis

I hope you enjoyed my take on this challenge!  We would love to see how you use this challenge, so why not play along!  Create your own project using inspiration from pages 15-17 in the Occasions Catalogue, take a pic then upload it to our Facebook Group right HERE.

Now it’s time to hop on over to Monique’s page and see what she has created this week!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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