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CTC #115 – Delicate Details Wedding Card

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

Have you been joining in the fun on our new Facebook Group.  Its as simple as uploading your project to the correct album on the Group! You may have come from the lovely Julia Quinn tonight, or be starting right here! Take a look around and see what has inspired us this week!

Our challenge for this week is to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) anything we like from pages 8 – 11 of the Saleabration Catalogue! Remember – you don’t need the particular stamp set – you could be inspired by the colours, layout, backgrounds, absolutely anything on the projects!

This week I thought it was time to pull out my Delicate Details Stamp Set.  It hadn’t seen ink yet, which is a shame, because it’s a lovely set.  I took inspiration from the card on the left on Page 9 of the Saleabration Catalogue…

I really wanted to ink up those layers just like that card.  It’s quite easy to do – just line up all your stamps and place your block on top to attach them, and stamp in one image.

I wanted to try this background with gold heat embossing….so thats what I did!

That gold really pops off the card and it looks so elegant!

And the best bit – this stamp set is totally FREE and yours to choose when you spend $90 during Saleabration!  Who doesn’t love a freebie!

Now its time to continue to the wonderful Judy May to see what she has in store for you! Just click the image below.

Happy Crafting

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Valentine’s Card Sealed with Love

Hi everyone,

I’m popping back in to say hello and give you all the info for my card that was made on my Facebook Live Video this week.  It’s coming up to Valentine’s Day, and even though I don’t do much to celebrate Valentine’s Day, lots of people do! And it’s always nice to give a handmade card isn’t it?!

If you subscribe to my blog posts you may have noticed that I have been playing with the Sealed with Love quite a bit.  I am a sucker for those tiny envelopes! What’s not to love.  And I think it’s a fantastic versatile set – really not just for valentines.  This tiny envelopes are perfect for secret hidden notes, you could pop a quick message in your kids lunch boxes or leave them around the house to find and they are soon perfect for scrapbooking and having a sneaky hidden message! So many possibilities!

I really wanted to keep this one simple, without lots of fussy elements to make the card more versatile. One of the best bits about this – if you purchase the bundle and the matching Designer Series Paper Stack you get a FREE item of your choice form the Saleabration Catalogue! There’s something for everyone – stamps, card kits, tins, Designer Papers!  Simply use my ‘Shop Now’ button, or click on the images below for simple, online shopping  🙂

You can watch my video over at my You Tube Channel My Paper Oasis to create your very own card.  Here are all the measurements too –

Card Base – Crumb Cake or Kraft Card 4 1/8″ x 11 3/4″

Layer One – Real Red 3″ x 3″

Layer Two – Soft Sky cut using the largest Stitched Shapes Die – 2 5/8″ square

All hearts cut using Gold Foil.

Envelope from Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration #3 – CI03

Welcome to our third Colour INKspiration Challenge! And WOW do we have a colour challenge for you this week!

You may have come from Elizabeth Gross and here stunning project, or you may be starting here. So hop around to get some inspiration and ideas for this unusual colour combo, and then pop in to our Facebook page and play along with your very own creation!

We are using 5 colours for this INKspiration challenge – Marina Mist; Peekaboo Peach; Soft Suede; Whisper White and Soft Sky.

A gorgeous, but I’m not going to lie, a bit of a tricky challenge.  I really enjoy colour challenges to stretch me out of my comfort colour zone, but I had to play with this one in my head for a few days before I decided what products I wanted to use for this combination. I was quite happy with the end result.

A simple watercolored background was the base for this card.  I used the Stamp Off technique to soften the colours of soft suede and peekaboo peach, with a full coloured flower behind the stamped off one.

I love removing the white background on the White Perfect Accents and then using them on watercolour backgrounds.  I also added the little ‘leaf’ shape pieces that I cut in vellum from the long border framelit to create a bit more interest on the background.

Don’t forget to keep hopping around to see what everyone else has created with this challenge! Next on the hop is Paula Dobson with her amazing project!

Play along too by Joining our Facebook Challenge Page HERE.

Happy Crafting

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CTC114 – Sending Love Acetate Card

Hi everyone!

We are back for another CASEing the Catty Challenge where the design team inspire you with projects that we have used to spur our creativity!  You may have arrived from Julia Quinn’s post or be starting right here – either way we are thrilled that you joined us!

To CASE means to Copy and Share Everything, so thats what we do! And you can too – just hop around to see what the design team has created, then hop off and create your very own CASE from the pages mentioned below and upload to our Facebook group using the link at the end of the post. It’s that simple!

I am thrilled to see so many of you participating in the challenge over on Facebook, and I love that the latest entries have been using different sets to CASE a layout! Well Done Everyone!

This week we are CASEing anything from the Occasions Catalogue Pages 14 – 19.  I have to say – these pages hold lots of favourite sets for me, so it was quite difficult choosing what I wanted to use – but as I have an upcoming class using the Sending Love Suite, I decided to begin playing with that!

I knew I wanted to try and create an acetate card ( I think that’s what they might be called???) for this class – so I began playing around with card colours and papers.  As sweet as it is – I really wanted to break up all that red and white in my card, so I introduced some crumb cake to tone it down a bit.  I really like the combination of colours! I then used that little white card in the top left corner as inspiration for the base of my card – I just changed up the colours a little and substituted one envelope for the glassine sheet envelope (Like I said – I wanted to tone down that RED! Lol).

It’s a bit tricky to get a good picture with the acetate centre – but I really love how it turned out! I hope the girls at class enjoy this fancy card too!

For my second card I let the blue card in the pic above inspire my layout, but I really wanted to step away from the ‘Valentine’ theme to show people just how versatile this set can be…. I mean those cute envelopes should be enough, but just in case…. I thought this beautiful friend sentiment was perfect. I adore that font…if only I could write like that!

I stamped the sentiment ‘sent with love’ along the edge of the card with versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I ‘turned’ all the hearts on the DSP for contrast (warning – you have to be a bit gentle here or you can tear the hearts), and as I have been doing a lot lately – I framed the sentiment using the Stitched Shape framelits – I can’t get enough of those! Seriously!

Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your cards for that extra special touch!

I do hope you enjoyed my projects this week!

Make sure to hop on over to the very talented Judy May to see what she has created for you all this week!

And once you have finished hopping around – don’t forget to post a pic of your very own CASEd project in our Facebook group!

And ppppssssttttttt…..we love it when you leave us a little comment too!

Keep Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration 001 – Pastel Popsicles

 

WELCOME

to the very first Colour INKspiration Blog Hop!

The Colour INKspiration Crew consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin’ Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.

Here’s the deal – Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop. Our first one starts on Wednesday, 11th January.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to.
Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/349642308720075/

We have a fantastic colour challenge this week to get you started! Full of pretty pastels! Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise and Peekaboo Peach!  Pick at least three – or up to all six! Neutrals are welcome – black, white, vanilla, crumb cake, kraft and sahara sand!

What a gorgeous colour palette to begin playing with!

I initially started by making a watercolour wash on some shimmery white to mimic the sky, using tempting turquoise, so saffron and blushing bride, which I planned to pair with our new Lift Me Up Bundle. But once I had it completed I instantly went back to my childhood – enjoying a cone with lovely gelato ice-cream flavours! You know…the kind you don’t seem to be able to find anymore!  Well, lucky for me Saleabration has the perfect set for me to use! Yep, out came Tasty Trucks to create my gelato heaven!

I gave the truck a light wash of mint macaron and sweet sugarplum and then cut out the shape and windows before ‘colouring’ it with our fine tip glue pen to give it a glossy finish. I also finished off the ice creams with 2 coats of the fine tip glue pen to give them a bit of lift and shine!  The sentiment was from the Suite Sentiments set and was perfect for my gelato card finished off with Copper Embossing powder!

Don’t forget – you can get your very own Tasty Trucks Set with any purchase over $90 whilst Saleabration is on! Just use my handy ‘Shop Now’ button to get your supplies.

I hoped you liked my creation! Continue on to Kathryn’s blog to see her use of the colour challenge! And don’t forget to join the challenge yourself over on our Facebook group!

Keep Crafting!

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Bokeh Technique using Beautiful You!

Hi everyone.

It is lovely to be back creating again after my break!  But I can tell you – some of my mojo seems to disappear when I haven’t been in the craft room for a while! So I started with something that I have wanted to create since seeing the Beautiful You Stamp Set in the New Occasions Catalogue.

I wanted to create a stormy effect to use with the lady carrying the umbrella.  I have used the Bokeh Technique in the past, and new I would be able to create the background I was looking for – so off I went!

I demonstrated how to make this card Live on Facebook this week, so you can easily make it too! Take a look at my video at My Paper Oasis – and scroll down for the card measurements.

Here’s another one using the same technique, but this time I used Blushing Bride and Rose Red to create the background.

This set is truly lovely.  So many possibilities for lots of occasions! And that FONT!!!!!  But if you don’t feel like creating your own Bokeh Backgrounds, our new Designer Series Paper – Falling in Love – has made it truly easy for you! With not one, but three different Bokeh Backgrounds to choose from, creating this card has never been simpler!

I hope you like these examples of this technique and that they encourage you to have a go at creating your own!

Card Details –

Card Base – Marina Mist – cut on long side at 14.9cm and folded in half.

Layer one – smokey slate – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Layer two – Shimmery White – 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″

Sponged colours – Soft Sky; Smokey Slate, Marina Mist and White Craft Ink.

Don’t have all the supplies you need? Simply pop over to my online shop and have your order delivered directly to your door 🙂

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CTC110 – Party Animal

I have some very exciting news to share with you all! I have been invited to join the team over at CASEing the Catty! Its a weekly blog hop, where every Sunday Night the team CASE different sections of the catty to inspire your creativity!  It’s loads of fun….and you can play along too!

This week is all about CASEing the Party Animal Section from pages 4-7 of the New Occasions Catalogue! (Have you seen it yet? It’s spectacular!)

I absolutely love the Cake Crazy Stamp Set on Page 7 and I needed a female birthday card, so I took inspiration from the card on the left. I love the way it stacks!

My order hasn’t arrived yet with this lovely set, so I improvised using the new Birthday Bright Set available in the Occasions Catalogue on Page 13, to create my very own cake stack card.  Its quite easy to do with the photopolymer stamps – but if you are not confident you can always use the stamp-a-ma-jig!

I did add a little bit of sparkle by using the Gold embossing powder instead of the white and I was pleasantly surprised at how well this stamp set ‘stacks’!

And seeing as I have been taking a break and was keen to get creative again, I decided to make another card using the same set, but this time I used the base of the centre card below for inspiration.

I thought the little banner pieces in the set would be prefect to create a focal point on my card.  I simply lined them all up on a single block and stamped away before applying my white embossing powder!

And let me tell you – that white ribbon in the new Occasions Catty is fast becoming a favourite of mine! It’s the perfect size for card makers!

I hope this has given you some inspiration for creating!  You can now hop over to Jackie’s blog to see what she has created for you all!

Don’t forget you can play along too by using the link tool below or by joining our BRAND NEW Facebook group – CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge – where you can play along by adding your photo to the related challenge album.

I’m really looking forward to being a member of the Caseing the Catty to help inspire you all!

Happy crafting

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Christmas or Birthday Money Pouch Gift Pocket

A very Merry Christmas to you all!

Christmas is all about giving, and one thing I find a lot of us give is the gift of cash or gift cards. I found myself in the situation yesterday where I needed to give a gift of cash, so I wanted to create something a little more special to give it in. So today I wanted to share with you all how easy it is to create a fancy gift pouch that you can whip up in minutes to give someone a gift of cash,  gift card or even movie vouchers.

 

So simple, so fast to create, but a gorgeous way to present your gift!  I even added a panel to write your message on the inside of the birthday one –

What do you think?

If you would like to make some of your own, here are the measurements –

Pouch – 7 3/4″ x 7 1/2″.  Score on long side at 2 1/4″ and 5″. Fold and burnish. Apply adhesive to each edge of small flap.

DSP for front and whisper white for inside top panel – 7 1/4″ x 2 1/2″.

DSP for front of bottom inner panel – 7 1/4″ x 2″.

Here is my Youtube ‘How To’ video over at My Paper Oasis.

Have you noticed some of our gorgeous new saleabration and Occasions catalogue goodies? I can’t wait to play with them all beginning the 4th of Jan!

I will take a short rest over Christmas, but will be back in full swing in the New Year.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Mel xx

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Christmas Sampler Shadow Box

Hi Everyone!

I absolutely love how this project has turned out so I had to do another quick share with you this week!!!

I had a special weekend class where the attendees got to make this lovely 12″ x 12″ frame to assist their Christmas Decorating this year.  It was a huge hit!  The ladies even starting embellishing with ‘tinsel’ around the tree, we adhered bells to just about everything, and a load of fun was had! And now it’s hanging in pride of place in my house!

It was sooo hard to get a good picture without the glare! And believe it or not, the sentiment is embossed with the gorgeous new glitter embossing powder! It adds such a sparkle!

I have dressed it up a bit more now with our mini jingle bells and twine! Its a great way to display all those christmas products you have on hand….and if you don’t, why not get together with a friend a share your supplies. But you had better hurry to get your hands on the Candy Cane Lane DSP – as it’s on the Year End Clearout Sale!

Have fun creating!

Mel xx

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Candy Cane Lane Mini Cup Treat Holders

A big hello to you all!

I don’t know about you, but the madness is ramping up and I am soooooo busy this time of year at my house!  As December approaches, I like to try and give my class attendee’s a little christmas gift that they can take home with them.  So seeing as it is so busy – my aim is to find ideas that are quick, simple and well…….gorgeous!

I came across these cute little coffee cups and a quick search on pinterest helped me find exactly how to create them, thanks to a UK demonstrator called Heidi Smith.  I loved them, so whipped some up for my class attendee’s for this week and demonstrated how to make them on my Stamp it Sunday live Facebook video.

Candy Cane Lane Mini Cup Treat holders with video link tutorial by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; treat holder; mini mug; mini cup; paper cup; paper mug; ferrero rocher treat holder; gift ideas Candy Cane Lane Mini Cup Treat holders with video link tutorial by My Paper Oasis; stampin up; treat holder; mini mug; mini cup; paper cup; paper mug; ferrero rocher treat holder; gift ideas

 

How cute are they!!! Fast and simple and the gold ferrero rocher sets off the Candy Cane Lane Paper beautifully!

The measurements to make your own –

A piece of DSP 5 3/4″ x 3 1/4″.

Score the long side of DSP at 7/8″, 1 3/4″, 2 5/8″, 3 1/2″, 4 3/8″ and 5 1/4″.

Score the short side at 1″ and 2 1/4″.

Handle piece is 1/2″ x 3″.

Refer to my video for assembly instructions at My Paper Oasis

Here is the original post by Heidi at flutterbyheidi

Happy Crafting

Mel xx

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