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Leave a Little Sparkle!

Oh my goodness! I’m not going to lie! I absolutely LOVE how this card creation turned out. Seriously – it is awesome and it definitely leaves a little sparkle!

Those of you who follow regularly will know I love a little magic, so as soon as I saw this years catalogue I knew that the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set would be the first item added to my shopping basket! Anything mermaid, unicorn or fairy is always on my fave list, so this set was no different.

I knew when I began playing that I wanted a colourful background, and I wanted to compliment the unicorn with the swirls from the Stargazing stamp set. Out came our new Pigment Sprinkles and Shimmery White Cardstock for the background.

Once I started playing with the sprinkles, I found it tricky to get the look I was after, combining all the colours, so I pulled out my offcuts and made individual coloured squares before adhering them all to a background piece and trimming the edges. I then ran it through the bigshot using the Subtle Embossing Folder, before stamping the swirls and embossing them with White Stampin Emboss Powder. Just a tip – you need to make sure your card is completely dry before embossing images!

Once I was happy with the background, I stamped my unicorn in Momento Ink and then coloured it using our Stampin Blends, in colours coordinating with the pigment sprinkles. A ‘little’ fussy cutting later, and my unicorn was ready to ‘colour’ again with the Fine Tip Glue and sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (I LOVE this stuff) for a little extra sparkle!

I hope you love the effect as much as I do!

Here’s the measurements to make yours!

Card Base Coastal Cabana

Whisper White Background Base – 3 5/8″ x 4 3/4″

Coloured squares were – Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay 1 7/8 x 1 3/4″; Melon Mambo 1 7/8 x 2 7/8″; Daffodil Delight 1 7/8 x 2 1/4″; Gorgeous Grape 1 7/8 x 3/4″.

Basic Black Layer – 3 3/4 x 4 7/8″

Keep Crafting everyone!

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Basketball birthday card For the Win

Hi all!

I wanted to swing past and show you just how easy it is to create teen cards using the For the Win Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! using just a few products.

This card I made for my sons friend, who is also in to basketball, but there are also golf balls, softballs and baseballs in this set! so you could use it for the whole family. It’s a great versatile set!

Here is the card I made:

I had to create this card quite quickly, so I stuck to a very simple colour scheme of Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Whisper White.

The basketballs really pop when heat embossed with black embossing powder onto the Pumpkin Pie cardstock and then punched out using the 1 1/4″ circle punch (retired) but you can also use the Layering Circle Framelits too.

I also used the gorgeous Rectangular Stitched Framelits to create my borders. I elevated the outside Basic Black layer using our Foam Adhesive Strips, then created the Whisper White inner layer.

For the inner black layer I again used the Rectangle Stitched Framelits to keep a consistent border. I randomly adhered the basketballs over this piece, then trimmed away the excess, before adhering the whole layer onto the Whisper White.

Then its a simple as adhering a sentiment and the trophy!

I hope you’re inspired to add this set to your collection! You won’t regret it.

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CTC 240 – Everyday Occasions For the Win

Welcome to CTC 240 – where this week we are CASEing the Everyday Occasions Section of the Annual Catalogue on pages 12-71.

It’s been a long while since I have played along on any challenges, but this week my ‘baby’ turned thirteen, so I had great reason to get creating and play along!

I was so excited to see the For the Win stamp set in the Annual Catalogue this year. I have been waiting for a new sporting stamp set to come out! My son plays basketball and is a fan of the Milwaukee Bucks, so I had to CASE the card on page 59 for this weeks challenge.

I really liked the layout and background stamping, so I kept the basic elements and just changed up the colours to suit the Milwaukee Bucks, and of course, just used the basketball for this card. The stamparatus really helped me to complete the background stamping by using the hinges to evenly space the background sentiment – it just makes it so simple! So here’s my version of this card…

I used a gel pen to imitate stitching lines, and black embossing powder on the basketballs rather than just ink – it just gives it a bit more definition. I also pulled out the Well Said Stamp Set and coordinating Well Written Dies for the words, but used the old faithful retired Little Numbers for the 13!

I hope you like my take on the card this week. I really found CASEing so helpful given my mojo has been MIA for such a long time. I find that once I start creating using the catalogue images as a jumping board, the creativity just starts to flow! Why not give it a go if you’re feeling a bit stuck, and show of your design on the challenge group on Facebook by clicking the image below:

Don’t forget to continue the hop around and see what the rest of the crew have created for you all. There are a lot of pages in the Everyday Occasions section, so there’s a lot of inspiration to be had! Next up is Elizabeth … see what she has created by clicking the link below ūüôā

Until next time…keep crafting everyone ūüôā

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Colour INKspiration 41

Welcome to Colour INKspiration 41.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month the Colour INKspiration crew create projects with a given colour palette.  You can join in the fun too, by creating your own work of art and uploading the image to our Facebook Page HERE.

This week we are using our Regals Collection to inspire you all.

Choose any three colours from this collection plus any basics for your project.

My project for this week was based on Bronwyn Eastley’s Share What you Love Pocket Card Tutorial but I used the Wonderful Moments Stamp Set.

Colour INKspiration 41 Wonderful Moments Pocket Card by Mel at My Paper Oasis

This card is a great fold and simple to make. Its a bit hard to see but I have used the Tufted Embossing Folder to create a pretty embossed background behind the bride.

I used Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Smokey Slate for my cardstock, and a touch of Crushed Curry from the special release Watercolour Pencils available last month for the brides hair.

I love how this turned out. So much so, we made this very card at class this week!

I hope you liked my project. ¬†If you would like to learn how to create this card fold then pop on over to Bronwyn’s Tutorial store HERE.

Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Tanya Bell and see what she has created for you all.

Happy Crafting

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Healing Hugs Pocket Card

Hi all,

I thought I would pop by today to share with all you this brilliant Pocket Card design by Bronwyn Eastley.

I have used our beautiful Healing Hugs stamp set to create the centre piece of my pocket car, but you can easily change up the design to add whatever suits the occasion!

Healing Hugs Pocket Card

Healing Hugs Pocket Card by Mel at My Paper Oasis

These clever cards are designed so that you pull out the card from the pocket to add your message.

Despite the look they are actually really simple to make.

I have used Stamps from the Timeless textures stamp set in the background, and its a bit hard to see, but i created a very soft background layer on the white cardstock using Sahara Sand and the Sheet Music stamp.  These two stamp sets are great for creating interesting textured backgrounds and adding depth to your cards.

Do you want to know how to create your own Pocket Card? ¬†Pop on over to Bronwyn’s tutorial shop HERE and see all her amazing designs!

Happy Crafting Everyone!

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CTC 192 – Tranquil Textures

Welcome to another week of CASEing the Catty!

CTC 192 – Tranquil Textures

This week we are CASEing the Tranquil Textures section of the Annual Catalogue between pages 154 – 163.

We would love you to play along with the challenge to. So take the hop, create your own project using inspiration from the catalogue images from the given section and then pop a picture of it on our Facebook Page HERE.

This is a gorgeous section of the catty to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit or Copy and Share Everything). ¬†But i couldn’t go past the card on the bottom left below, found on page 157…

I thought it was a great colour combination and not one I would naturally think to use myself, so I had to have a play!

Now I didn’t mess with the design too much at all for this card because I LOVED the texture and layers that the Timeless Textures stamp set created on this card. ¬†Not to mention the gorgeous green! ¬†So my card ended up VERY similar to the original.

Healing Hugs Card

CTC 192 - Tranquil Textures using Healing Hugs by Mel at My Paper Oasis , Stampin Up

I used Granny Apple Green for my card base which is then stamped with one of the textured stamps from Timeless Textures. I also chose to use the rose from Healing Hugs for my card and Crushed Curry, because if you have been following me on Facebook you will know I have been featuring this stamp set heaps lately!!!

I think the overall effect of this card is quite lovely. I hope you do too!

Now its time to hop on over to Judy’s blog and see what she has created this week.

Happy Crafting

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Colour INKspiration 39 – Subtles


Hi everyone and welcome to this weeks Colour INKspiration 39 – Subtles.

For this challenge we are using the subtle colour palette, where you can choose 3 subtle colours plus any basics to create your project.  Remember, once you have created it jump on over to the Colour INKspiration facebook group to upload your pic for the challenge right HERE.

Since our colour shake up in June,  the Subtles collection has by far been my stand out favourite colour group.  There is such a range of pretty, coordinating hues to play with, and Soft Sea Foam is by far one of my stand out colours!

However, today I decided to create my card in hues of blue using my current favourite stamp set – Healing Hugs!

I used a tutorial by the very talented Jennifer McGuire called Stamped see through cards to create tonights card.  I thought Healing hugs and the leaves would work perfectly to create a similar look to the one she creates on her video HERE.

Colour ONKspiration 39 Healing Hugs from Stampin' Up! by Mel at My Paper Oasis

These cards work by layering all the individual pieces together so they slightly overlap, then adhering them, so the card front is see through in the gaps. ¬†It’s quite a clever and effective card and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

My flowers are coloured using Pool Party ink, the gently using a sponge dauber around the edges to add some Balmy Blue for extra depth. Add a bit of Pear Pizzaz for the leaves and my challenge was complete!

I hope you enjoyed my creation this week. ¬†Don’t forget to upload yours by Monday 20th of August.

Now its time to hop on over to Jackie’s blog to see what she has created!

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 190 – Artistic Impressions

Welcome to another week of Caseing The Catty!

 CTC 190 РArtistic Impressions Pages 127 Р141

Every week the design team get together to showcase a section of one of our catalogues to show you just how easy it is to create a project based on a design in the catalogue. You can join in the challenges each week. ¬†Just CASE a project from the selected section and upload a picture of your design by 7pm next Sunday! ¬†Here’s the link to play along:

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This is a gorgeous section of the Annual Catalogue. ¬†There’s lots of products I want to get my hands on in here!

Today I decided to CASE the image on page 135 – and from the looks of the teams projects this design has been quite popular!

I changed the orientation of my card, and because I wanted a colour card base, I stamped my images onto Whisper White before fussy cutting them and adhering them to the card.  I then cut around the outline of the images again for the card front.

CTC 190 - Healing Hugs Stamped Card by Mel at My Paper Oasis

I love playing with Healing Hugs, so I knew that the flower was what I wanted to use to create this card. I also combined it with the Stitched Labels Framelits РYou NEED those framelits in your crafting stash!  They are amazing!  I stamped two of the flowers in Calypso Coral and the other flower was created by inking up in Daffodil Delight, then sponging the edges with Calypso Coral using an ink dauber.  Its a gorgeous effect that you can use on any flower image.

I hope you enjoyed my project today. ¬†Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathryn’s blog and see what she has created this week!

Happy Crafting!

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Colour INKspiration 38

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge #38!

What is a Colour INKspiration Challenge I hear you say….well it’s where the design team take a specific colour palette every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and create a project using those colours. ¬†You can play along too over at our Facebook Group by creating your own project and uploading an image for us all to be inspired by!

Not a member of the group? No Problem…just click HERE and request to join, but make sure you answer those questions first!

For this challenge we are creating with a very pretty colour Palette of Powder Pink; Gray Granite; Berry Burst; Whisper White and Basic Black as inspired by the image below.

I have an upcoming Follow Your Dreams Class, so I decided that was the set I needed to pull out and get playing with for this challenge.  Are you loving all the new catalogue items? Have you found your favourites so far?

Follow Your Dreams

Here is my project for Colour INKspiration 38.

I started by stamping the large dream catcher with versamark and heat embossing with Gold embossing powder.  I then cut out three smaller dream catchers in Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Gray Granite and used the long feathers for my Gold dreamcatcher.  I even added some Tranquil Textures Sprinkles tied on to metallic thread to give my dreamcatcher a 3D feel.  I softly sponged the background using one of the smaller dreamcatcher circles as a mask.

It is a bit of a fiddly card to make, I love how it turned out with all the layers!

Here’s a bit of a closer look for you.

I hope you enjoyed my project. ¬†Now it’s time to hop on over to Kathryn’s blog and see what she has created for you all.

Happy Crafting everyone!

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CTC 184 – Delightfully Detailed

Welcome to CTC 184 – Delightfully Detailed

where every Sunday the Design Team Copy and Share or Selectively Edit images from a given section of the catalogue. This week we are CASEing  from pages 38 Р51 of the Annual Catalogue.

This section is full of beautiful inspiration, so it was difficult to know what to CASE, but as it happens – I realised yesterday that I hadn’t created a card like I normally do when my daughter performs.

Yesterday she was staring in Into The Woods Jnr.  I love being able to create an individual card that relates to the performance.

I used the basic layout elements of this card…

I used the basic layout but for mine I used the new Subtle embossing Folder as the background.  I am LOVING this folder for just that bit of texture in the background without overwhelming the images on the card.  And Of course Рwhat better set to use for Into The Woods than our Rooted in Nature Bundle!

Into the Woods Card


My Paper Oasis - CTC 184 Delightfully Detailed using Rooted in Nature

I really like the effect of the Tree Stump stamped on Vellum. ¬†It gives a more subtle appearance on your cards. ¬†And those brilliant embossing dies to create the leaves…whose not loving those!

TheLabeller Alphabet allowed me to create whatever sentiment I wanted! ¬†Don’t you love being able to get as creative as you want!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks project. ¬†Now it’s time to hop on over to Monique and see what she has created for you all!

Happy Crafting

 

 

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