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Quick and Simple Window Cards

Hi everyone!

I am back from my Stamp It Sunday live video broadcast! I am having so much fun doing these – I hope you are enjoying them as much as I do!

This week we took a look at making quick and simple window cards using our Stampin Up Designer Papers and a simple stamp or two! So easy everyone! I would love you to play along and create a card or two and pop the pictures in the comments!

Here’s what I created this week –

Quick Window Card with video tutorial by My Paper Oasis using Grateful Bunch from Stampin Up; Designer Paper; Blooms and Bliss; Female Card; Birthday Card; Thank you card

This card features our Blooms and Bliss Designer Paper and our Grateful Bunch stamp and coordinating punch.  I love this stamp and punch set as you get three flowers from one stamp and punch. So easy!

By using the Designer Paper and creating a small focal point, you create stunning cards with minimal effort.  These cards are a fantastic way to build your stash or make a lot of one design – such as Christmas cards.

Here’s one for the boys!

Quick Window Card with video tutorial by My Paper Oasis using Seaside Shore Suite from Stampin Up; Designer Paper; By the Shore; male Card; Birthday Card; Thank you card

How cool is that Designer Series Paper for the background! And that little blue fish….cut from the designer paper too! You could make a whole aquarium cutting out those fish!

And just a Christmas Idea too!!!

Quick Window Card with video tutorial by My Paper Oasis using Presents and Pinecones DSP from Stampin Up; Designer Paper; By the Shore; male Card; Birthday Card; Thank you card; Christmas Card

Well I hope you have enjoyed these cards and you get to making some of your own.

Here is the video link at My Paper Oasis on Youtube so you can see how it’s done.

The measurements for this one are very simple:

  1. Card Base (A4 card stock cut on short side at 4 1/8″, folded in half).
  2. Designer Paper piece measuring 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″.
  3. Whisper White Card stock measuring 5 1/2′ x 3 3/4″.
  4. 2″ circle punch or any punch or frame lit of your choice.
  5. Coordinating Ribbon and stamps.

Don’t forget that you still have a few days left to take advantage of our Designer Paper Sale. 3 packs for the price of 4 = $19.25 saving!  You can use my ‘Shop’ button in the right hand side bar to take you straight there 🙂

Happy Creating

Mel xx

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Jolly Friends Sliding Spinner Card

Hi all,

I am back for my regular Stamp It Sunday video link and card tutorial! This week we are playing with the very adorable Jolly Friends Bundle.  Do you have this bundle? It is a brilliant bundle for super quick and simple cards that use minimal designer paper and cardstock. I highly recommend getting your hands on this set!

Here is what we created this week…

A very cheeky elf!!!!!

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card

And an adorable Santa…

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card; santa card

I want you to be able to make these fun projects too, so here is what you will need:

  • A regular card base (A4 card stock cut on long side at 14.9cm) and fold in half. Mine is Cherry Cobbler.
  • A coordinating piece of card stock 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″. Mine is Crumb Cake.
  • A coordinating piece of designer paper 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″. Mine is from our Presents and Pinecones DSP.
  • Whisper White Card stock strips 5 3/8″ x 1/2″.
  • You will need some extras like dimensionals, adhesive and washers or 5c pieces.

You can follow all the instructions on how to make this by watching my video at My Paper Oasis YouTube Channel!

Here are a couple of other projects to help inspire you to use this set –

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card; santa card

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card; santa card

Tutorial using the Jolly Friends bundle and Sliding Star Framelits by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; christmas card; magic elf; elf on a shelf; fun card; elf card; santa card

Super quick cards, tags and place cards can all be made with set! So go on….have some fun!

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Mel xx

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CTC #94 – Candy Cane Lane Gingerbread Man

Hi all,

I was a bit excited to see this weeks CTC challenge! Its on the Candy Lane Suite in the new Holiday Catalogue and it has to be one of my ABSOLUTE favourites in this catty!

It was top of my list to purchase and play with.  I always do gingerbread at Christmas. Last Christmas my kiddos (I have 4) all competed to see who could build and decorate the best gingerbread house – so this bundle was perfect and I knew I had to make it mine! I got the cookie cutter bundle, the DSP, the twine and washi tapes!  Did I say how much I LOVE it!

I have made a few things with the bundle – but this card has to be one of my faves.  If you follow my blog, you will know I have also been a bit of a fan of the sliding stars bundle – so I combined the framelits to make this cute card!

candy lane suite meets sliding stars framelits in this adorable christmas card by My Paper Oasis. Gingerbread man, sliding star, christmas card, stampin up.

This photo seriously doesn’t do the card justice. It is sooooooo cute – and I have found that washers work amazingly to make the spinner work the best – so this little gingerbread man flies across this card with ease! Too cute!
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A Foxy Friends Christmas Reindeer

I’m back again with some more Foxy Friends Fun!!!  This time, I am getting ready for Christmas Early and just having a play creating! Nooooo, it’s never to early for Christmas!

Did you know that our foxy friend bundle can also create a little reindeer.  What’s not to love with this bundle!!!  So at class last week, we set about creating a little bit of Christmas Cheer by creating this card…

A Foxy Friends bundle Christmas reindeer by My Paper Oasis, stampin Up products, rudolph's red nose

I just HAD to make him into Rudolph! Easily done by punching out a little nose with Calypso Coral card stock and popping it in place after you have stamped a little face!

Quick, simple and cute as!

What do you think????

Mel xx
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Stained Glass Delicate Ornaments for PL

Do you remember this card that I painstakingly made ??? You can see all about it Here.

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Well I absolutely adored that card, so when it came to writing out all my Christmas Cards this year to hand out – well – lets just say that I couldn’t possibly part with this card! It was just too special, too gorgeous and too much work to part with. Still, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to do with it!

Then came along my December Daily album where the front needed some special adorning for Christmas.  I was stuck this year as to what to decorate it with.  I had thought of using the ornaments soon many times – but I wasn’t sure how to quite do it.

Then yesterday it came to me whilst staring at my card….. I wanted that ornament on my album – however I really didn’t want to spend hours making another one – so I set to work using this one without to much fuss at all.

Here’s what I created……

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I simply trimmed my card down and used our new ‘Number of Years’ dies with our red foil to create the year. A glittered star and gold cording trim and I was done!!!! And isn’t it wonderful that the ornaments have carried forward into the Occasions Catalogue!

I hope you like it!

Now to complete the pages……………. :-/

Happy Crafting.

Mel xx

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Christmas Advent Tree

As soon as I saw this beautiful project by Allison Okamitsu of Nice People Stamp, I absolutely knew that I wanted to, needed to, must have a go at creating it too!

Who wouldn’t? This project is amazing! Her projects are amazing!

She was so generous to share her project details on the USA Stampin Up Page and I have seen many classes run since.  I wasn’t any different – we created this project in my last class for the year last week.

I used a paper ache round box for my base that I found at Spotlight.  It has a lid, so I can weight the base if I find it needs stabilising once filled with goodies.  The Home for Christmas DSP was PERFECT for this project.  I cut mine into 1 7/8″ squares. The numbers were taken from the Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Kit.

Now all thats left is to fill each box with yummy chocolate goodness and enjoy!!!!

My Paper Oasis, Christmas Advent Tree, Home for Christmas DSP, Stampin UpHappy Stamping!

Mel xx

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Christmas Tags in a Box

Don’t you love giving personalised gifts? Birthdays, thank you’s, babies and of course Christmas all allow you to create some lovely personalised gifts sets and tags.

I sometimes struggle with gift tags.  I want them to look really good, but in such a little space to work with i often find it difficult to create the effect I am after.

This Christmas however, I found it reasonably simple.  Our gorgeous ornate tag topper punch and scallop tag punches made tags very simple, along with our lots of labels framelits and beautiful stamps and DSP.

Pull out your gift bag punch board and make a matching card, and you have a complete gift set! You can also use gift tags to decorate card fronts too!

My Paper Oasis, Christmas Tags, Peaceful Pines, Stampin Up, Gift Bag Punch Board, Christmas Card

 

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Happy Stamping 🙂

Mel xx

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Gorgeous Gold Embossed Christmas Card

I have loved playing with the Peaceful Pines stamp set this year and am excited that it is carried forward into the new occasions catalogue.

I had to design a card that I could make a lot of, without driving me insane, for all of my fabulous customers this year.  But my personal requirement was that it still had to have some pizzazz!

So a simple couple of trees stamped in Old Olive and a single gold embossed tree in the centre to stand out and add that pizzazz came to mind.  Aren’t I happy that we have framelits to match, so I didn’t have to handcuff all those trees! I am still loving our metallic gold thread – I use it on SOOOOOOO much – and have multiple rolls on the go at the same time!

My Paper Oasis, Peaceful Pines, gold embossing, christmas card, handmade card

Here’s a few of what I created….and now I have run out and need to make some more!!!!!

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Wonderland Stamp a Stack

Well Christmas is not very far away now.  I truly hope you have most of your Christmas cards done. But if not, this is a super quick card that we made at a stamp a stack class.  This card is great to get a whole heap done and sent!

Using Garden Green and Soft Sky, this is my take on the card in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue.  Instead of using our snowflake embellishments, I punched a star from gold foil sheets and used the stamping off technique for the trees, making sure to alter the height of the trees.

It’s a bit hard to tell in the photo, but i then touched the 2 way glue pen to various points on the tree and sprinkled with dazzling diamonds glitter to give the look of snow.

Simple, quick and effective!

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Holly Jolly Stamp a Stack

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on! So is the card making!

This was one we made at a recent card class for a stamp a stack.  The original design I saw was from Chaiki Haverstick – but I changed it up a bit for my own class.  Its relatively quick and simple to create, so great for a stamp a stack so you an get loads done in time for Christmas!

And I love Night of Navy teamed with silver for Christmas.

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Hope you are all well and truly on your way to having your cards completed and sent now.

Happy Crafting

Mel xx

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