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




31 August 2012
'This unusual colour scheme came from the photo. I cropped it in nice and tight, so you can't really tell it was taken at a Christmas party (don't you love the bright colours of an Aussie Summer Christmas?). Elouise was wearing a hair piece I made her out of blue feathers to match her dress, and I just happened to have a few extras to add to the layout."




Bazzill Basic Cardstock:

6-605E Velvet 
6-603E Jubilee 
6-673D Lilac Sugar 

 Spellbinders:

S5-147 Resplendent Rectangles 
S4-363 Jewel Fantasies 

 JustRite Stamps:

 CL-03565 Fleur De Lis Background 

 Other Materials Used: 

Fancy Pants Bewitched 12x12 paper 
Lily Bee Alphabet Stickers 
Resin flowers 
Adhesive bling coloured with B29 Copic marker 
Feather 
Twiddleybitz - little bird 
Prima flower 
Bazzill Jaybird Street Posh Pink Ave./Purple Floral

Layout created by Design Team member-TERESA
30 August 2012
Today we have a lovely layout to share from Alicia.




Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

5-510E Parakeet  
10-1001White 
1-105E Petalsoft 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-040 Floral Doily 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 

 Other Materials Used: 

Doodlebug embossed paper
 Kaisercraft ribbon 
Chipboard title 
Ranger Perfect Pearls

 Created by Design Team member- ALICIA
29 August 2012
Here is another project I made using the Spellbinder Expandable Patterns Die - Butterfly Magic.  I'm loving using this die and exploring all the many possibilities and different ways to use it.
On this card I've once again cut the butterfly from the main portion of the die and popped it up, but
you could also use the butterfly as a feature on it's own.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock;

8-808E Vanilla
5-511E Hillary
9-973E Walnut
9-990E Java

Spellbinders:

S5-153 Butterfly Magic

Other Materials Used:

Ribbon 
Swarovski Crystals
Prima Sultan Center (I've removed the white fabric backing)

Card created by Design Team member-TRACEY
"The JustRite Anchors Away set is perfect for masculine cards. I added some rope and gauze to enhance the nautical theme and tie in the multiple layers of the card."



Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

4-406E Chiffon
8-811E French Vanilla
304168 6x6 Wayfarer Multipack 

Spellbinders:

S4-114 Circles Large
S4-347 Labels Twenty Three

 JustRite Stamps:

JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallions Custom Dies
 CL-03695 Elegant Fronds Background
CR-03710 Anchors Away

 Other Materials Used:

Distress Inks for colouring
Rope
Cotton Gauze

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA


28 August 2012
Good morning everyone and welcome to Tutorial Tuesday.  Today we have a clever little tutorial to show you how to make your own flower vines.



Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

19-4007E Sunflower Light 
5-506E Aloe Vera 
10-1001E Bazzill White 
304156 Tourist-Roamer 

Spellbinders: 

S5-148 Decorative Labels Eight 
S5-040 Floral Doily Accents
S5-086  Bitty Blossoms 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S5-049 Carnation Creations 

BLING-abilities: 

S5-148 Decorative Labels Eight 

Just Rite Stamps: 

CL-03695 Elegant Fronds Background Stamp 

Other Products: 

Tim Holtz Distress stain – Victorian Velvet 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Antique Photo 
Tim Holtz Distress stain – Antique Photo 
Tattered Angels Screen Gesso 
Helmar Acid Free Glue 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
 Grosgrain Ribbon

Instructions:

 Step One: 

Take some Bazzill cardstock and tear a strip of paper 1cm wide 


Step Two: 

Give the paper a fine mist of water and wait about 10 seconds for paper to soften.


Step Three: 

Gently twist the paper as shown below.


Step Four: 

Once fully twisted, allow to dry before using as a vine in your layout. Simply add flowers and leaves as shown in the layout to create your own vines.


Tutorial created by Design Team member-BECK

27 August 2012
Today we feature another two of the new Spellbinder dies - Fancy Framed Tags One and Botanical Swirls. 



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 9-960 Kraft 
9-990 Java 
304835 2scoops S’mores 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-377 Fancy Framed Tags One 
LF-114 Grand Circles 
S4-114 Standard Circles Large 
S5-154 Botanical swirls 
S5-058 Ironwork Accents 

 Other Materials Used: 

Prima Patterned Papers 
Washi Tape 
Bazzill Sander

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE
26 August 2012
Today's project features another of the new Spellbinder dies Jewel Flowers & Flourishes.



Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1001E White 
19-5336E Frosted Kiwi 
304193 FeatherBrocade-PillowTicking

 Spellbinders: 

S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes 
S5-034 -Parisian Accents 


 BLING-abilities: 

LCDE00030-Parisian Accents


 JustRite Stamps:

CL03725 - Fleuriste Newsprint Background Stamp 

 Other Products: 

Tim Holtz Distress ink – Victorian Velvet 
Tim Holtz Distress ink – Peeled paint 
Crystaline glitter glue 
Assorted buttons 
Grosgrain ribbon 
Helmar Acid Free Glue 
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry 
White fine netting 

Project created by Design Team member- BECK
25 August 2012
Our second post today features two new Spellbinder dies Marvellous Squares and Jewel Framed Sentiments.  These two new dies combined create a simple yet elegant card.




Products Used:


Bazzill Basics Cardstock:


19-2164E Crabapple Dark
10-1001E White
1-107E Quartz

Spellbinders:

S4-383 Marvellous Squares
S5-144 Jewel Framed Sentiments

Other Materials Used:

Cream Satin Ribbon
Cameo Button
Pearls
Copic Y21 to colour the pearls


Card created by Design Team member-TRACEY 
Father's Day is just over a week away so today we have another masculine themed card to share.  The feature of this card is the new Spellbinder die Dear Old Dad.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1022E Black 
10-1001E White 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-376 Labels Twenty Seven
S4-373 Dear Old Dad

Other Materials Used: 

Basic Grey Chipboard Alphabet
Diamond Glaze 
Corner adorner 
Metallic rubon 

Card created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
24 August 2012
Often we struggle with ideas for masculine themed cards. Here is a lovely yet simple idea for a card suitable for many occasions for the boys in your lives.



Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White 
9-990 Java 

 Just Rite Stamps:

 JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Custom Dies
 CL-03760 Cozy Plaid Background 
 CR03705 Botanical Medallions and Banners 

 Other Materials Used: 

 Misc Button and Ribbon 
Copic pens 
Copic paper

Card created by Design Team member-SHEREE
23 August 2012
"The Bitty blossoms can be made into pine cones as well as flowers, just change the colour cardstock used and allow them to spiral down the skewer instead of winding tightly. Attach with hot glue."




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

5-543E Patch  8-808E Vanilla
7-757E Swimming Pool

Spellbinders:

S5-129 Foliage Two
S5-057 Anemone
S5-150 Rose Creations
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles
S5-122 Ribbon Banners Large
S5-033 Bird Sanctuary
EL-009 M-Bossabilities Flora



Other Materials Used:

Inka gold, green, blue and light blue  
Pearl strip
White glitter
Spray adhesive
Dusty Attic Bird Nest
Dimensional Magic  
Prima Bird Banner and Eggs  
Denim Mixed Media Inx
Flower centres (taken off old flowers)
Feathers
Brown floss
Old book pages
Brown fibre
String
Gold embossing powder
Mallard and Leather Glimmer Mist
Assorted leaves (as a mask)
kaisercraft paper for corner & circle
Rhinestone embellishment
Chip letters 

Layout created by Design Team member-SUE

22 August 2012
Today's project is a lovely rose card with just a hint of sparkle.




Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Paper: 

1-105E Petalsoft 
 10-1081E Raven 
5-510E Parakeet

 Spellbinders: 

S5-050 Rose Creations 
S5-040 Floral doily accent 

 Other Materials Used: 

 Kaisercraft rubon 
Kaisercraft ribbon 
Wire 
Lindy's Stamp Gang embossing powder 

 Card created by Design Team member-ALICIA
21 August 2012
Today's project features another new Spellbinder die Decorative grand circles One.



Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1001E White 
303992 FlowerPowerCream-GreenFlowerStripe 

Worldwin Cardstock;

W123-CPKK Pretty Pink - Dark

 Spellbinders: 

LF-015 Decorative Grand Circles One
 LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles Bling-abilities
 LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles

 JustRite Stamps: 

CR-03800 - Large Fancy Holiday Sentiments 

 Other Products Used: 

Tim Holtz Distress ink – Victorian Velvet 
Tim Holtz Distress ink – Peeled paint 
Helmar Acid Free Glue 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
 Grosgrain Ribbon 

 Card created by Design Team member- BECK
20 August 2012
Today's project features a fun new Spellbinder die Snapshot.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 10-1081 Raven 
10-1001 White 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-149 Snapshot 
S5-094 Page Maps labels and tags 
LF-161 Grand Labels One 
S4-359 Office supplies 

 Other Materials Used: 

Dylusion Spray 
Misc pattern paper 
Washi tape

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE
19 August 2012
Today we have a fun little off the page that the children could get involved with too.



Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 1-105E Petalsoft 
19-10305E Vanilla Cream 

 Spellbinders: 

 S5-150 Pockets & Swirls
S4-114 Circles Large 
S5-050 Rose creations 

 Other Materials Used: 

Carolees Creations bitty alphabet 
Ribbon 
Lace 
Chipboard 
Kindy Glitz 
Pearl 

 Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
18 August 2012
The new Spellbinder die Foliage Two makes wonderful tendrils for cards, layouts and off the page projects.



                                                                            
Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
10-1081E Black    
2-227E Pomegranate
5-589E Ivy
  

Spellbinders:

S5-129 Foliage Two
NEST-001 Nested Ovals
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S4-356 Floral Ovals
S4-190 Labels Four
ES-005 M-Bossabilities Enchanted


JustRite Stamps:

CR03670 Vintage Rose Medallions  

 Other Materials Used:

Gold Paint
Black Ink
Liquid Pearls  
Ribbon
White Glitter
Spray Adhesive
Dimensional Magic
   
 Card created by Design Team member-SUE
17 August 2012
A pretty layout showcasing the stunning new Spellbinder Blossom Five die.


 Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White 
1-105E Petalsoft 
5-5121E Palm 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-370 Blossom Five 
S5-129 Foliage Two 
S5-050 Rose Creations 

 Other Materials Used: 

Ribbon Trim 
Pearls
 Brads 
Kindy Glitz 
Thickers alphabet 
Glimmer mist 

Layout created by Design Team member-CAROLYN
16 August 2012
Today's project features more of the new Spellbinder dies and embossing folders.



Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1001E White 
 7-769D Kevin 

Worldwin Paper:

W123-CPKK Pretty Pink - Dark


 Spellbinders:

 S5-058 - Ironwork Accents 
 LF-015 Decorative Grand Circles One 
EG-002 Dainty Dots large embossing folder 
S5-128 Fancy Framed Tags Two 
S4-371 Les Papillions 

BLING-abilities: 

S4-371 Les Papillions 

 JustRite Stamps: 

CL03725 - Fleuriste Newsprint Background Stamp

 Other Products Used: 

Tim Holtz Distress ink – Antique photo 
Tim Holtz Distress ink – Victorian Velvet 
Tim Holtz Distress ink – Peeled paint 
Tim Holtz Distress Marker – Tumbled Glass 
Gauze 
Helmar Acid Free Glue
 Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry 

 Card created by Design Team member- BECK
15 August 2012
"When I saw this in Ikea and what a lot of people had done with it I knew this was just perfect to show off all my wedding pics and hang on my wall for all to see…."







Products Used:


Bazzill Basics Paper: 


 9-960 Kraft
9-990 Java

 Spellbinders: 

S4-137 Classic scalloped hearts
S4-124Classic scalloped circles
 S5-042Fleur De Lis doily accents
E8-001Edgeabilities Classic Scalloped
 S5-058 Ironwork Accents

 BLING-abilities:

LCED00046 Ironworks Accents
LCED00033  Fleur De Lis Accents
 LCED00039 Classic Scallop 

Other Materials Used: 

 Ikea scarf holder 
butterfly punch
 letter stickers

Project created by Design Team member-SHEREE
14 August 2012
Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday.  Today we have a lovely little accordion card using the stunning new Spellbinders die Labels Twenty Seven.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

6-620E Wisteria 
10-1001 White
5-510E Parakeet 

Spellbinders: 

S4-376 Labels Twenty Seven 
S5-129 Foliage Two 

BLING-abilities:  

S4-376 Labels Twenty Seven

JustRite Stamps: 

CR-82245 Botanical Butterflies 

Other Materials Used: 

Kindy Glitz 
Copics 
Pearl 
Ribbon 
Kaisercraft Rubons 

Instructions:

Step One: 

Using the largest die cut out 4 shapes in Bazzill and 2 in chipboard. Using double sided tape adhere the bazzill shape to the chipboard to give it stability. Now do this on the back side as well so your chipboard is now covered front and back in Bazzil.


Step Two: 

Cut 2 of the next smallest size in a complimentary colour and adhere to the first colour.   


Step Three: 

Using the directions on the back of the pack adhere the Le Crystelle Blingabilities to the front cover.

 Step Four: 

Using your first colour that you adhered on the cover cut a strip 21 cm in length and 7 cm long. Score this in 5 cm intervals which will give you 4 little rectangles.


Step Five: 

Adhere the back of the first rectangle to the back of the front cover. Do the same with the back of your last rectangle to the inside back cover 


Step Six: 

Mount whatever you decide to decorate your front cover with on 3d foam squares. I used the Just rite Botanical Butterflies stamp. 
Position your foam squares on the top and bottom half of whatever you decide to use so you can run your ribbon under this so the card can be tied shut. 
Cut your ribbon and adhere under your decoration.


Step 7: 

Now the fun part decorate in whichever way you please. This can also be used to make a mini accordion album Have fun!!




     Tutorial created by Design Team member-CAROLYN
13 August 2012
Today we have a clean and simple masculine flavoured card featuring the new Diamond Strips & Accents Spellbinder Die.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

 9-960D Kraft 
304168 6x6 Wayfarer Multipack 

 Spellbinders:

S5-137 Diamond Strips and Accents 
S5-127 Labels Twenty Eight 

 JustRite Stamps: 

CR-03710 Anchors Away 

 Other Materials Used:

Glass pebble

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
12 August 2012
Today's project is a lovely altered journal featuring the new Foliage Two Spellbinder Die.
 

Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Paper

8-811E French Vanilla
303984 Bazzill 8x8 Love Story paper collection 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-040 Floral doily accents 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S5-129 Foliage Two 

JustRite Stamps:

JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels 

 Other Materials Used: 

Prima bird 
LilyBee alphabet stickers 
Organza ribbon 

 Project created by Design Team member- ALICIA
11 August 2012
"Bazzill cardstock always makes a perfect rose for any occasion."


 Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

10-1001E White 
5-511E Hillary 
303983 Love Story 12 x 12 Paper Pack 

 JustRite Stamps:

CR03670 Vintage Rose Medallions 
CR03715 Classic Art Deco Lace Edges one 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-129 Foliage Two 
S5-150 Rose Creations 
 LF-001 Creative Book Pages 
LF-016 Decorative Ovals One 
 ES-005 M-bossabilities Enchanted 

 Other Materials Used: 

Mixed Media Inx chiffon 
Clear embossing powder 
Red stamp pad 
Stamens 
Red Velvet Glimmer mist 
Ribbon 
 Pearls 
 Dimensional magic 

 Card created by Design Team member-SUE
10 August 2012
Today we have a cute layout featuring more of the newest Spellbinder Dies.





Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 8-811E French Vanilla 
 2-248E Lava 
3-341 Clementine 
 19-4007E Sunflowers Light 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-128 Fancy Framed Tags Two 
E8-003 Edgeabilities Triple Scallop 
S4-382 Butterflies and Flowers 
LF-015 Decorative Grand Circles One 
S4-371 Les Papillions 


 BLING-abilities:

 S4-382 Butterflies and Flowers

 Just Rite Stamps: 

CL03535 Always & Forever Medallion Labels 

 Other Products Used: 

Red adheasive pearls 
White twine 
Helmar Acid Free Glue 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry 

 Layout created by Design Team member- BECK
9 August 2012
Today's project is a wall hanging featuring three of the new Spellbinder Dies - Resplendent Rectangles, Fancy Lattice and Hearts and Flowers.

"I found this really deep photo frame on clearance one day, and just had to bring it home with me. I turned it into a little wall hanging in soft, pretty colours to go in my daughter's room."






Bazzill Basics Cardstock:


1-126E Tutu Pink 
10-1001E White 

 Spellbinders:

S4-381 Hearts and Flowers 
S5-152 Fancy Lattice 
S5-084 Girlie Grunge Labels 
S5-147 Resplendent Rectangles 

 JustRite Stamps: 

CL03605 Harlequin Script Background 

Other Materials Used:

Tim Holtz White roses trim 
Green Tara White blossoms 
Melissa Frances resin swag 
Pion Designs patterned papers

Project created by Design Team member-TERESA
8 August 2012
Here is a project I created using the new Expandable Patterns Die - Butterfly Magic.  I really was just playing with the die to get a feel of how it worked.  I expanded the cut of the die lengthwise and discovered that it was the perfect size to wrap around one of the larger Moccona Coffee jars that I have sitting on my craft desk.  

The butterfly on the lid of the jar is cut from the die, simply by following the lines of the wing and disconnecting it from the other parts of the die using a craft knife.

Click here to visit Spellbinder Paper Arts and view a video on how to use these new expandable dies.  

This would make a lovely addition to an outdoor BBQ and as it is quite a quick project to make you could have a number of these scattered around the garden.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

5-551E Hillary
6-605E Velvet

Spellbinders:

S5-153 Butterfly Magic

Other Materials Used:

Moccona Coffee Jar
Ribbon
Button 

Project created by Design Team member-TRACEY
Good morning everyone.  This first project for today features two of the new Spellbinder Dies Foliage Two and Asian Motifs.




Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White
7-706E Starmist 

Bazzill Embellishments:


304182 Wayfarer Whirlpool paper flowers


 Spellbinders: 

S5-040 Floral Doily Accents 
S5-124 Asian Motifs 
S4-351 Spiral blossom 
S5-129 Foliage Two

 Other Materials Used: 

Patterned paper-unknown brand 
Ranger dimensional paint 
Kaisercraft ribbon 
Kaisercraft rubons 

 Created by Design Team member ALICIA
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