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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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Creating with paper scraps!

Hi everyone!

I hope the fast pace to Christmas isn’t too insane that you are not getting any craft time in!

Well if it is, let me help you create some super fast cards whilst clearing the craft room of scraps of DSP.  The best bit about these cards is that you can use any scraps you have lying around ( and generally I have LOADS) and team them with any shape you want!  I created some quick christmas cards to help me clean up my Presents and Pinecones scraps!

This one was super simple using the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits! Just between you and I – It has been one of my most favourite bundles this year!

Here’s another using the Embellished Ornaments framelits.

How cute are they!

And everything coordinates so easily when you let the designer paper dictate your card colours!

Take a look at my video over at My Paper Oasis to see how simple they are to create!

Here are the measurements to make your own –

Card Base – cherry cobbler, cut on short side at 4 1/8″

Card topper – Emerald Envy 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″

Whisper White – 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″

Scraps of DSP approximately 3″ long (or longer depending on framelit) by approximately 1/2″ to 3/4″ wide.

Happy Crafting

Mel xx

PSSSTTTTTTT – don’t forget that all supplies to create these projects are available in my online store HERE.  Take advantage of the Year End Close Outs Sales whilst the DSP and lots of other products are on sale!

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Twist and Pop Panel Cards – Wow for any occasion!

Hi everyone!

Well it’s definitely drawing closer to Christmas and the rush is definitely real!

Every year at Christmas, I like to have at least one ‘WOW’ card to give to special people – my nan in particular – she LOVES a special card and has requested that I make one for her daughter (my Aunty) this year.

Now I had seen quite a few of these Twist and Pop Cards for a while – they are currently very popular – so I set about finding a tutorial from someone who had made one.  I came across a few that used a full A4 piece cut and scored and inserted into the card.  But when you are trying to run a class, unless everyone remembers to bring their paper trimmers, its a little impractical and time consuming to have everyone take turns scoring and cutting  their cardstock.  I came across a tutorial from Sincerely Rina.  She made a card using 12″ cardstock.  The majority of my card is A4 size, so I altered my card to that so it could fit in a regular envelope for posting. I made one Christmas design and one birthday design, and my youtube clip is another birthday card design.

This first design was using our Blooms and Bliss DSP and Flourishing Phrases Bundle.

 

The Christmas design was using the Presents and Pinecones DSP and the Tin of Tags Stamp Set.

 

You can learn how to create your very own over at my You Tube Channel by clicking here.

Measurements are :

Card Base – A4 cardstock cut on short side at 4 1/8″ (4 1/8″ x 11 3/4″)

Card Panel – 3 1/2″ x 10″ scored at 2 1/2″, 5″, and 7 1/2″ and folded from the left – valley, mountain, valley (mountain fold needs to be in the middle)

Folding Mechanism – 3 1/2″ x 8″ scored on short side at 1 3/4″ and mark on long sides at 2 1/4″ and 5 3/4″

Card front base cardstock – 5 3/8″ x 3 5/8″

Card front DSP – 5 1/8″ x 3 3/8″

Insert squares Cardstock – 3 5/8″ x 3 1/2″

Insert Squares white 3 3/8″ x 3 1/4″

Original post from Sincerely Rina can be found here

Happy crafting!

Mel xx

PPPSSSTTTTT  Don’t forget about all the amazing bargains to be found at the Year End Closeout Sales!

Sale items and retiring items and clearance rack all combined into one big event!

Some of the items to make these cards (especially the Christmas one) are on sale now!

Click the image below to go straight there.

You’re Welcome 🙂

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Merry Mice Christmas Bauble Card

Hi everyone!

I am a bit excited to share with you today another trick I learnt at on stage using Stampin Up’s Fine Tip Glue Pen! In my last post I mentioned that it dries faster than dimensional magic, but did you know it can be used like dimensional magic! Neither did I! So, on my Stamp It Sunday Facebook Live Video this week, I set about to show you how it was done!

I absolutely love the shimmery christmas bauble effect – if I do say so myself!

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How cute are the mice out of that set! I held off getting it for a while – but with the brilliant discount until the end of November I just couldn’t resist any longer!  And they are super simple to colour with a little bit of ink and an aqua painter!

Here’s a closer look at that effect!

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Isn’t it pretty! And it doesn’t dry sticky AT ALL! I can see so many new projects happening with this now I have had a play – so be warned – you may see a few more tips and tricks with the Fine Tip Glue Pen in the future!

You can watch my video over at You Tube at my channel –  My Paper Oasis – don’t forget to subscribe!

And here are all the measurements so you can make your very own!

Card Base – Night of Navy Cardstock cut on short side at 4 1/8″

Gold Foil Piece – 5 1/4″ x 3 5/8″

Shimmery White Cardstock – 5′ x 3 3/8″

I used the second smallest circle shape from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and Shimmery White Cardstock for the bauble.

I hope you enjoy creating with this new technique!

Mel xx

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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!

Did you know that you can order at my online store anytime, anywhere in Australia and have it sent DIRECT to you! Just click on the product images below and go straight there!

Mel xx

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Make the Most of your Scrap Designer Paper!

Hi stamping friends.

To celebrate World Card Making Day on the 1st of October I went live via video on Facebook last night to show you how to make a quick fun and fantastic card using scraps of your designer papers.  I didn’t want anyone who doesn’t have Facebook to miss out on a great way to use up all those scraps you have hoarded over the years …( well, at least i know i do! Lol), so I thought I would share it here too.

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Once you have had a play, it’s super easy to change it up a bit … or a lot … to suit any occasion!

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Here’s one for another occasion! I love the pop of colour in the Festive Birthdays Designer Paper!

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And the best news is Stampin Up are making it super easy for you to create them too, with a mad special when you buy 3 packs of designer series paper you get a fourth pack free! Who doesn’t love a freebie! What a way to build your stash of beautiful papers! There are so many to choose from!

Here’s the measurements you need to create this card!

You will need:

– a card base

– a piece of card 5 5/8 x 3 7/8″ for card front

– 4 scraps of designer paper measuring 1 x 4 3/4″; 1 1/4 x 5 1/4″; 1 x 4″ and 1 x 5″.

And you can always watch the video HERE to see how its done!

Happy creating everyone!

Mel xx

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