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So much fun with Balloon Celebration Bundle

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Now I need to ask you….Have you got the Balloon Celebration Bundle yet????

I cannot believe just how versatile this set is!  I have been creating so many cards with it – and it is soon very easy to do with this set.

Here is a couple of ideas for you…

This one is a quick and simple one to get you started, and varied just slightly from the catalogue using Pool Party, So saffron and Blushing Bride Inks.

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This next one is one of my favourites.  I think it’s so soft and could be used for birthday, thank you, baby or sympathy card…Oh the versatility!

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Now, I am not sure if you have noticed, but there is the cutest little whimsy ‘fairy’ petal in this set – in two sizes.  When you heat emboss it in white, it gives the softest, delicate look – I LOVE it! So I CASEd the other card in the catalogue to begin with…

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Can you see those ink spots in the background? Some are using ink colours and an aqua painter, others are using our incredible new Gold wink of stellar pens!  I liked this one so much that I repeated the same, but using my favourite water colour technique…

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What do you think? I hope I have helped you decide that you absolutely need this set.  I want to extend to you the same offer I have given to my newsletter subscribers this month.  If you purchase this bundle through me this month, I will send you the tutorials to make these cards!

Happy Stamping

Mel xx

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Sky is the Limit with Saleabration

When I first saw this set I knew it was going to be top of my list to get! And considering it is a limited edition Saleabration item – only available until February 15 – I didn’t waste time.

I just love how versatile this set is.

I have a lot of birthdays coming up – but my Grandad turns 92 at the end of January – thats quite an achievement, so it deserves something a little bit special! I wanted to make something with a vintage feel and I knew this set would be perfect.  Of course I had to combine it with the Large number dies in gold foil paper to make it really stand out!

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I used paper from the Going Places Designer Paper Stack.  Initially I was going to tear the edges to give it a more vintage feel – but I decided to use a match and burn parts of the paper like we used to for school projects! I then inked the edges in Soft Suede and sponged lightly over the paper.

Its a bit hard to tell, but that aeroplane is actually popping off the page on one side – giving it the appearance of flying off the card.  I used a 1″ x 1/4″ strip, scored at 1/4″ each end and folded in a ‘z’ and adhered it between two cut out stamped images of the plane. I then adhered the other side with a dab of tombow. That way, the plane will still sit flat for postage.

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The sentiment and stamped map of the world behind the plane, come from the Going Global stamp set.  The world image is stamped directly onto a piece of designer paper from the Going Places Paper stack.

And don’t forget to decorate the inside of your cards too!

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I hope you enjoyed this creation!

Make sure you take advantage of sale-a-bration and the limited time products on pages 16-19 as they are only available until Feb 15th!

Mel xx

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ESAD 2016 Occasions & Sale-a-bration Blog Hop

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Welcome to the ESAD 2016 Blog Hop featuring items from the new Occasions Catalogue ‘Handmade from the Heart’ and the 2016 Sale-a-bration Catalogue. You may have hopped here from Nicole Wilson, or you may be starting here.  I hope you enjoy the projects we have all created for you!

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I had lots of fun creating for this blog hop. I am IN LOVE with just about everything in the new Occasions Catalogue!

Water colouring is BIG at the moment and fun to create as you never get the same effect twice.  I love it.  I had a special card to make for my niece’s 16th birthday – so I set to work creating a card that looked a bit special using some of our new products in our Handmade from the Heart Catalogue.

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I find water colouring directly onto card difficult. So my favourite technique for watercoloring is by using reinkers and dropping them onto my largest clear block. I add a drop or two of water from my aqua painter and swirl it around on my block. I then add more colours as I desire until I am satisfied.  I then pick the block up and tilt it slightly from side to side (this makes the colours run a little) and then stamp it on to my paper.  You will need drying time with this method, or dry with the heat tool.

I used pool party, blushing bride and watermelon wonder for this card as I was originally going to combine it with the Birthday Bouquet DSP.  But I had a bit more fun with the watercoloring by dropping more ink onto the card and using a straw to blow the ink around – like what we used to do in art in primary school. It was a bit of fun!

I then splattered the card base with some gold glitter, framed it with the largest scallop square framelit, added our newest ribbons and cut the numbers from the Number of Years framelits (loving these!). I stamped and gold embossed the sentiment ‘Dream Big’ from the ‘Enjoy the LittleThings’ Stamp set and cut out the ‘dream’.

Here’s a close up for you –

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And don’t forget the inside of the card! I added a smaller piece of the watercoloring to the inside of the card too!

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I hope you enjoyed this project.  I would love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment for me 🙂

Hop along to the next blog by Richelle Fletcher for more inspiration by clicking on the image below.

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Richelle Fletcher

Monique Fielder

Rachael Lewsley

Paula Reid

Pauline Bennetts

Amity Knight

Courtenay Heuston

Chloe Evans

Carly Middleton

Kelly Kent

Sally Williams

Barbara Williams

Andrea Buckland

Narelle Fasulo

Libby Dyson

Lou Kitzelman

Nicole Wilson

Mel Pagano – You are here.

 

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Global Design Project GDP#018 Party Wishes

I haven’t played along for a while, so I thought it was about time to tackle another Global Design Project Challenge.

This week was a sketch challenge –

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When I saw it, I immediately knew what I could do.  I had been playing around with one of the stamps from the Party Wishes set, all I had to do was give it a background.  Here’s what I came up with :

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When I saw this cake, I was inspired to ice it ‘ombre’ style from an amazing local cake decorator. I love her work, so I replicated it here on the cake using pool party, bermuda bay and pacific point inks.  You will need your stamp-a-ma- jig to get this one right, or have a go with colour markers.

I also added glitter to the cake using the clear wink of stella brush (how amazing is that tool – I think I’m in love!) which you can see a bit of in this next pic.  It’s sooooooo pretty!

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And of course, you can’t have a gorgeous card without the inside with a bit of decoration too. It makes it all that more special!

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Why not have a go and play along with the design team!

We will be playing with loads of new products just like this in my upcoming classes – so take a look at the class page and come along and join the fun.

Mel xx

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