Welcome to the DownUnder Direct Inspiration blog. Here you will find lots of fantastic projects using the wonderful range of products from DownUnder Direct. The DownUnder Direct range includes Bazzill Basics Paper, JustRite Stamps, Spellbinders, Swarovski Crystals and BLING-abilities. You will also find our latest edition - the wonderful pre cut and scored card blanks from Le Crystelle. Card blanks are now available for retail purchase only. To view the complete range visit www.lecrystelle.com.au




30 June 2012
"Using several layers of cardstock and just water you can mold the paper to form wonderful shapes and create a unique edge to your layout."




Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 8-808E Vanilla 
 8-850E Fawn 
 1-112E Bubblegum 
 1-140E Petunia 

 Spellbinders: 

 LF-005 Grand Peony Creations
 S4-328 Foliage 
 S5-051 Fanciful Flight 
 S5-065 Moroccan Motifs 
 S5-035 Parisian Motifs 
 NEST-005 Nestabilities Circles

 Other Materials Used: 

 Chip Alpha Letters 
 Resin Rose 
 Lace 
 Velvet Rosette 
 Gold Embossing Powder 
 Pearls 
 Liquid Pearls 
 Dimensional Magic 
 Peeled Paint & Scattered Straw Tim Holtz Distress Ink 
 Forest Moss & Victorian Velvet Tim Holtz Distress Pens 
 Crème De Rouge & Pearl Glimmer Mist 
Pink Stamp Pad 
 Stamens 
Pearl and Crystal Wired Beads 
 Embroidery Floss 
 Faux Opal Gem 
 Green Organza Ribbon 
 Utee 
 Gesso 

 Layout created by Design Team member-Sue
29 June 2012
"Sympathy cards are never an easy task for me. The new With Sympathy set from JustRite stamps has some beautiful words of encouragement in an elegant, understated font."




Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White 
6-658D Lilac Mist 
4-437E Beeswax 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-110 Ovals Large 

 JustRite Stamps: 

JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels
CR-03570 With Sympathy 
CR-02255 Keep Calm 

Other Materials Used:

Paper doily 
Paper roses
Misc inks

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
28 June 2012
"Incorporating a photo you've taken yourself into a card is a very satisfying exercise. It enables you to personalise the card in a unique way, and all it needs is simple embellishment. It's possible to personalise it even further with all the combinations and permutations of the Just Keep Calm set."


Bazzill:

4-438E Candle 
10-1001E White 

JustRite Stamps:

JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels  
CR-02255 Just Keep Calm

Other Materials Used:

Blue & Black Inks

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA

27 June 2012
Enameling the Spellbinders Bird cage gives a lovely rich look to this card.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
 5-509E Limeade
 1-105E Petalsoft
 1-140E Petuinia

 Spellbinders:

 S5-033 Bird Sanctuary
 S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
 S4-328 Foliage

 JustRite Stamps:

 CL03540 Warm and Cozy Medallion Labels
 CL03565 Fleur De Lys Background stamp

 Other Materials Used:

Scrap of Prima paper 
 Gold embossing powder 
 Victorian Velvet Tim Holtz Distress ink 
 Pearls 
 White glitter 
 Iridescent medium 
 Scalloped lace chipboard

Card created by Design Team member-SUE
26 June 2012
Today we have a layout from Sheree featuring more of the new JustRite Cling Stamps.





Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1001 White 

 Spellbinders: 

 S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circles large 
 S5-094 Page Maps labels and tags 

 Just Rite Stamps: 

 CL-02205 Lace Borders 
 CL-03550 Vintage Wallpaper Background Stamp 

 Other Materials Used: 

 MME Patterned Papers 
 Washi tape 

 Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE
25 June 2012
"Although this card has a sentiment from the With Sympathy set, it needn't only be used for someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. It's suitable for anyone going through a difficult time."


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

7-703E Powder Blue 
8-811E French Vanilla 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-132 Short Rectangles Large 
S4-133 Short Scallop Rectangles Large 

 JustRite Stamps: 

CR-03570 With Sympathy 
CL-02170 Spread Your Wings 

 Other Materials Used:

Creative Imaginations Beach Cottage 6x6 pad

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
"This homely wicker heart was just a inexpensive item decorated with scrap cardstock for a birthday present with a personal touch."



 Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

1-140E Petunia 
 5-511E Hillary 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S4-328 Foliage 

 Other Materials Used: 

White glitter 
Cream organza ribbon 
Forest Moss Tim Holtz Distress Pen 
Pearl and crystal wired stems 
Scrap of patterned paper 
Gold paint 
 White Wicker Heart (Kmart)

  Off the page created by Design Team member-SUE
24 June 2012
"The detail in the JustRite Clear Stamps is extraordinary. Teamed with a good ink like Versafine, it's possible to achieve the crispest of images. I used the Classic Scallop Borders One set to make my own trims to embellish this layout. I also experimented with adding Blingabilities directly to photos - success! The iron will burn the photo, but certainly not under the protective plastic film. It just required a little manoeuvring with the iron and turning of the photo to ensure the iron didn't make direct contact with the photo. It's a great way to highlight the subject of the photo."



Products Used:


Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

9-960D Kraft 
10-1081E Raven 

 Spellbinders 

E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities 
LF-246 Grand Labels Eleven 

BLING-abilities:

LCED00011 Blingabilities Scalloped Ovals Large

JustRite Stamps: 

CR-03625 Classic Scallop Borders One

 Other Materials Used:

 Basic Grey Chipboard Alphabet 
Maya Road Star Pins 
Tim Holtz Ideaology Sprocket Gears

Layout created by Design Team member-TERESA
"Stamping an image in white ink and then shading it with white Prismacolor pencil is one way to achieve a subtle, subdued look that is appropriate for solemn occasions. It's a lot easier than you think!"



Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1037E Blackbird 
 9-960D Kraft 

 Spellbinders: 

 S4-110 Ovals Large 

 JustRite Stamps: 

 JB10025 Nested Oval Medallion Label Dies 
CR02255 Just Keep Calm
 CR03570 With Sympathy 

 Other Materials Used: 

 White Ink (Stampin' Up) 
 White Prismacolor pencil 
 White adhesive pearls 
 White ribbon 
 Black ink (Archival) 
 Page from an old book 

 Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
23 June 2012
Here is a lovely idea to incorporate your JustRite Stamps and Spellbinder Dies into a keepsake project.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 9-943 Brown 
10-1001 Bazzill White 

Spellbinders: 

S5-042 Fleur De Lis Doily Accents 

Just Rite Stamps: 


CL-03530 Starburst Medallion Labels

Other Materials Used:

Kaiser paper
Kaiser wooden frame

Off The Page created by Design Team member-SHEREE
21 June 2012
I just love the latest Medallion stamps from JustRite.  The Coordinating Dies make creating a stunning card very easy.

"This is a card that's going to someone who'll appreciate the humour of it all - a fellow crafter."




Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 


 10-1037E
Blackbird

 Spellbinders: 


 S4-114 Circles Large

 JustRite Stamps: 


 JB10020 Nested Medallion Label Dies
CR02255 Just Keep Calm
 CL03635 Lace Borders Two

 Other Materials Used: 


 Basic Grey Little Black Dress 6x6 Paper Pad
 Black Adhesive pearls
 Cream resin flowers

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
Today we have two cards using two very versatile dies. Grand labels Four as the card base and Rose Creations.

"It is amazing how every time you make a flower with The Rose creations die, all you have to do is change one thing and it will turn out different." 


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

10-1001E White 
1-138E Romance 
4-406E Chiffon 
9-960D Kraft  

Spellbinders: 

LF-190 Grand Labels Four
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S4-328 Foliage 
S4-329 Butterfly Circles 

BLING-abilities: 

LCED00022 Butterfly Circles 

Other Materials Used: 

Peeled paint, Scattered Straw, Tea Stain Crushed Olive Tim Holtz Distress Ink 
Clear Embossing Powder 
Chipboard 
White Gesso 
White Glitter 
Starfish Glimmer Mist 
Pink Ribbon 

"Using Rose Creations to cut shapes from light weight chip board and painting them with metallic paint, gives you a new look to flowers."




  Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

2-227E Pomegranate 
8-808E Vanilla
5-511E Hillary 

 Spellbinders: 

LF-190Grand labels Four
S5-050 Rose Creations
S4-328 Foliage
ES-001 M-Bossibilites Simplicity


 Just Rite Stamps:

 CR0225 Just Keep Calm
JB10025 Nested Oval Medallion


 Other Materials Used: 

Black fibre Scattered Straw & Peeled Paint Distress Ink 
Red Metallic Paint 
 Red Glitter 
Plastic Gem 
Inka Gold Paint 
 Black Ink 
Clear Embossing Powder 
 White Gesso 

 Cards created by Design Team member-SUE
20 June 2012
Bazzill cardstock gives you endless colour Challenges, this one is Cream Red and teal, one of my favourite.


Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

8-808E Vanilla 
 7-726E Lakeshore

 Spellbinders:

S3-146 Butterflies 2 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
 S4-328 Foliage 
S5-058 Ironwork Accents 
S5-033Bird Sanctuary 
S5-078 Persian Accents 

 Other Materials Used:

Red Velvet Glimmer Mist 
Clear Embossing Powder 
Chip Board 
 Red and Crystal Wired Stems 
White Glitter 
Stamens 
 Liqud Pearls 
 Braid and Ribbon 
Blue Glitter 
Black Pearls 
Kaiser Chain 
 Blue Organza Ribbon 
Peeled paint & Crushed Olive Tim Holtz Distress Inks 
Forest Moss & Aged Mahogany Distress Pen 
Buttons 
Metal Embellishment 
 Utee 
Gesso 
 Stampendous Aged Green Embossing Powder 

 Layout created by Design Team member-SUE
19 June 2012
"There's a trend at restaurants to serve chilled water out of repurposed wine bottles. I thought I'd make something to decorate the bottles we've been saving for an upcoming party. I've used these colours because they coordinate with our theme, but naturally it can be customised to suit your own event."



Bazzill Basics Paper:

7-783E Admiral 
4-438E Candle 

Spellbinders: 

S4-230 Labels Six 
S5-027 Labels Twenty One 
S5-030 Fancy Tags Two 
S4-323 Ribbon Tag Trio Three 

BLING-abilities:

LCED00021 Blingabilities Ribbon Tags Three 

 Other Materials Used:

Corrugated Cardboard (a piece of packaging material from a box)
Denim Fabric
Red Twill Tape
Sassafras Lass Sticker Alphabet

Project created by Design Team member-TERESA
18 June 2012
"With the new Bitty Blossoms die you can make loads of little flowers and I just love to drench them in white glitter, they look just like sugared roses. "




Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

8-811E Vanilla 
1-138E Romance 
9-948E Nutmeg 
4-426E Lemonade 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-083 Antique Frame and Accents 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S4-328 Foliage 
S5-064 Moroccan Accents 

 JustRite Stamps:

 CL02165 Be Strong 

 Other Materials Used:

 Gold embossing powder 
 Embossing fluid 
White glitter 
 Spray Adhesive 
Peeled paint, Scattered Straw and Crushed Olive Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Clear embossing powder 
White Gesso 
 Chipboard 

 Card created by Design Team member-SUE
16 June 2012
Today we have another card featuring the newest JustRite Designs.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 10-1001 White 
5-569 Pear 

Just Rite Stamps: 

CL-03545 Your Special Day Medallion Labels 
CL-03550 Vintage Wallpaper Background Stamp
JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion labels

Other Materials Used:

Green Ink pad

Card created by Design Team member-SHEREE
14 June 2012
"I saw this lonely branch lying in the park and decided it was an interesting shape, just perfect for this little birdies home. This project would be great for Christmas too."








Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

1-138E Romance 
4-406D Chiffon 

Spellbinders: 

S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S4-328 Foliage 

Other Materials Used: 

White & Blue glitter 
Branch 
Spray Adhesive 
Small plastic bird and eggs 
Easter Nest 
Assorted small flowers and wire 
Feathers
Hot glue 
Chip board 
White Gesso 
Clear embossing powder 
Embossing fluid

 Off the page created by Design Team member-Sue
12 June 2012
Today's tutorial is a card inspired by a petal fold envelope.  This would make a lovely wedding or shower invitation.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
10-1081E Raven

Spellbinders:

LF-190 Grand Labels Four

JustRite Stamps:

CL03535 Always & Forever Medallion Labels
JB10020 Nested Medallion Labels Die

Other Materials Used:

Ribbon
Black Pigment Ink Pad
Clear Embossing Powder
Pearls
Adhesive Velcro


Step One:

Cut four pieces of cardstock using the desired size die.  (I've used the third largest)



Step Two:

Score each piece from side point to side point. 


Step Three:

Measured the scored section and cut two squares the same size.
The distance on mine is 12.5cm so I cut two 12.5 cm squares.


Step Four:

Cut off each one approximatly 1.5cm from the score line.


Step Five:

Apply a piece of double sided tape to the textured side.


Step Six:

Attach all four panels to the smooth side of the first square.


Step Seven:

Apply tape to the smooth side of the second square and place over top of the first one.


Step Eight:

Stamp and emboss your Medallion Stamp


Step Nine:

Place the corresponding die onto the image and secure with some sticky tape to hold in place.
Run through the cutter.


Step Ten:

Attach some ribbon 


Step Eleven:

Attach two pieces of adhesive Velcro to keep the card closed.


Tutorial  created by Design Team member-TRACEY

11 June 2012
"The stripy pattern on the Ribbon Background stamp gave me the idea to colour each stripe in a different colour to resemble a rainbow - what better way to cheer someone up than with a rainbow? I used a different colour Distress Marker on each stripe, colouring onto the rubber stamp directly. It doesn't matter if the ink dries out - all it takes is a 'huff' of air and the moisture in your breath is enough to reactivate the ink."


Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1037E Blackbird
10-1001E Bazzill White

 JustRite Stamps: 

CL03620 Stitched Ribbon Background Stripe
CR03570 With Sympathy

Other Materials Used:


Distress Markers (or other water-based marker eg Marvy) 
Black Satin Ribbon

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
9 June 2012
Today we have a lovely layout from Sheree.



Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White 
9-960 Kraft 
10-1081 Raven 
304833 Black Walnut Two Scoops 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-042 Fleur De Lis Doily Accents 
S5-094 Labels and Tags 

 Blingabilities: 

LCED00033 Fleur De Lis Accents 

 Other Materials Used: 

Bazzill Sander 
MME Patterned Paper 
Washi Tape

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE
8 June 2012
Today we have another card that uses the technique that we showed you on Monday-Making background stamps using Spellbinders.


Products Used:

Spellbinders:

NEST-005 Nestabilities Circles

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

1-153 Sunset Rose 
1-126E Tutu

Other Materials Used:

Seam binding 
Button 
Delish Limited Edition Rub On

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
7 June 2012
"A birthday card for the lover of blue. I'm quite impressed with how sharply the JustRite Background stamps turn out, and I love that I can have ribbon (or an image of ribbon anyway) in a perfectly coordinating colour."



Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

7-783E Admiral
10-1001E White

JustRite Stamps: 

JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels  
CL-03565 Fleur De Lis Background Stamp 
CL-03620 Stitched Ribbon Background Stamp 
CL-03535 Always & Forever Medallion Labels

Other Materials Used:

Blue Inkpad

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA 
5 June 2012
"I wanted to use some of the lacy elements of Spellbinder Dies to frame my photo, I had seen this effect on a DVD cover and used it as my inspiration."


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White 
Nutmeg 
8-808E Vanilla 
1-105E Petalsoft 
Petunia 
8-810E Iced Cocoa 

Spellbinders: 

S4-328 Foliage 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S5-064 Moroccan Accents 
S5-065 Moroccan Motifs 
S5-058 Ironwork Accents 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 

Other Materials Used: 

Starfish & Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist
Clear Embossing Powder 
White Gesso 
Chip shapes 
Crystal Branches 
Pearl Strip & pearls 
Small Alpha Stamps 
Brown Glitter 
Dimensional Magic 
Velvet rosette 
Gem 
Old Book Page 
Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Walnut Stain and Tea Dye Distress Ink 
Prima Patterned Paper 
Chip Corner Shape 

 Layout created by Design Team member-SUE
4 June 2012
The Anemone flower die makes a lovely water lily perfect for the front of this elegant card.

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

6-620E Wisteria 
10-1001E White 
4-431D Bazzill Yellow 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-067 Anemone Flower 
S4-110 Classic Ovals Large 
E8-001 Edgabilities Classic Scallop 
EL-009 M-Bossabilites Flora 

Just Rite Stamps:

JB10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels Custom Dies
CR02255 Just Keep Calm 
CR03625 Classic Scallop Borders One 

Other Materials Used: 

Grograin Ribbon 
Pearls 
 Purple Stamp Pad 
Gold Paint 
 Gold Embossing Powder 
Clear Stickles 
Plastic Gem 
Ribbon 

 Card created by Design Team member-SUE
3 June 2012
Here is a clever idea to make solid background stamps using your Spellbinder Dies.

"I needed a solid background stamp for a one layer card one day, and decided to make my own stamps using craft foam and my Spellbinders dies. This was almost too much fun!"


Products Used:

To make card:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

5-510E Parakeet 
9-960D Kraft 

Spellbinders:

S4-230 Labels Six 

JustRite Stamps: 

CL-02080 Fancy Tags 
CL-02100 Vintage Oval Labels 

Other Materials Used:

My Mind’s Eye brads 
Distress Inks (Crushed Olive, Broken China) 
Jillibean Soup Apple Cheddar Soup 6x6 pad

To make stamp:

Spellbinders:

S4-230 Labels Six 

Other Materials Used:

 Craft foam (what I’ve used is 3mm thick) 
EziMount (used to mount stamps)   (Heartfelt Thanks) 


Step One: 
Gather your supplies


Step Two: 
Cut each shape out of foam, and then EziMount. You might need to run each through the Grand Calibur a couple of times to make sure it has cut through. Once cut, peel the protective film off the EziMount and adhere it to the foam shape. Voilà! Your stamps are ready to roll.


Step Three: 
Ink these stamps the usual way with an ink pad, or smear dye inks (eg Distress Inks) over the foam and spritz with water. The colours will blend together to great effect. 


Tutorial created by Design Team member-TERESA

1 June 2012
"Have you noticed that octagons and hexagons and all sorts of geometric shapes are everywhere at the moment? This is my little homage to geometry!"

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

9-960D Kraft 
2-220E Foxy 
4-438E Candle 

Spellbinders:

S5-084 Girlie Grunge Labels 
S4-186 Small Octagons 

Other Materials Used:

My Mind's Eye A Happy Heart 6x6 pad 
Denim fabric 
Twine 
Buttons

Card created by Design Team member-Teresa
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