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 September 2012
Today we have a clever little card using the new Spellbinder die Hexagons.



Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 1-153 Sunset Rose Dotted Swiss 
5-5139 Celtic Green Dotted Swiss 
10-1001E White 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-186 Small Octagons 
S5-128 Fancy Framed Tags Two 

 Bling-abilities 

LCED00072 Decorative Grand Circles One 

 Other Products Used: 

Tim Holtz Distress ink – Vintage Photo 
Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls 
Helmar Acid Free Glue 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry 
Assorted Striped grosgrain ribbon 

 Card created by Design Team member-BECK
29 September 2012
This cute bird house can be filled with sweets and lollies and give to someone special at any time of the year.


Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

5-511E Hillary  
10-1081E White 
 3-368E Apricot 

 Spellbinders:

 NEST-006 Nested Circles  
S5-129 Foliage Two 
S5-086 Bitty Bossoms
 S4-347 Labels Twenty Three 
 M-bossabilities Whimsy 

 Other Materials Used: 

Birdhouse template from the internet
White gesso 
 White glitter 
Spray adhesive 
 Brown ribbon 
Red fibre 
Found stick 
Truffle Mixed Media Inx 
Key Lime,Walnut & Gold Glimmer Mist
 Small bird

Off the page created by Design Team member- SUE
"It feels like there's never enough ideas for masculine cards, so here's another one I came up with. A little fussy cutting and layering with dimensional foam, and this card is ready for the special man in your life."



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

8-811E French Vanilla 
304275 Beach House 6x6 mini prints 
304148 Perfectly Pleated Newsprint 

 JustRite Stamps:

CR-03710 Anchors Away

 Spellbinders: 

S5-109 Vintage Lace Motifs 
S5-127 Labels Twenty Eight

Other Products Used:

Brown ink

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
28 September 2012
Today we have a pretty layout from Sheree.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 10-1001E Bazzill White 
9-960D Kraft 
1-128E Pinkini 
Bazzill Patterned papers – Vintage Marketplace 

BLING-abilities:


LCED 00014 Lacey Circles


 Spellbinders:

S4-114 Standard Circles large 
E8-001 Edgeabilitis Classic Scallop 
S4-293 Lacey Circles 

 Just Rite Stamps: 

 CR03680 Classic Lace edges one

Other Materials Used: 

 Misc punches and string

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE
27 September 2012
Today we have a project featuring one of the newest Spellbinder dies Blossom Five.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

7-706 Starmist
5-506 Aloe Vera
10-1001 Bazzill white

 Spellbinders:

S4-370 Blossom Five
S4-376 Labels Twenty Seven
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
E5-008 M-Bossibilities Garden Delight 

 Other Materials Used: 

Baby Blue Versacolor ink pad 
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink 
Patterned paper 
Kaiser Rub ons 
Brad 
Kindy Glitz 
Tattered Angels glimmer mist-Bubbles 
Ribbon 
Lace 
Pearls 
Butterfly Charm 

Card created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
26 September 2012
"I love using a mix of Motif sets to create lacy rosettes and blossoms."


 Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

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

Spellbinders: 

S5-129 Foliage Two
S5-065 Moroccan Motifs 
 S4-346 Labels Twenty Two 
S5-051 Fanciful Flight 
ES-004 M-Bossabilities Whimsy

 Just Rite Stamps:

 CR03625 Classic Scallop Borders One 

  Other Materials Used: 

Ribbon
 Red Utee 
Orange embossing powder 
 Red Stickles 
Mica flakes 
 Firehouse Mixed Media Inx  
 Scattered Straw Distress ink 
Green glitter glue
 Black ink 
Pearl strip
 Marmalade Glimmer Mist 

 Card created by Design Team member-SUE
25 September 2012
Welcome to Tutorial Tuesday.  Today we show you how to create a poppy using the Rose Creations die.


Materials Used:

Assorted Bazzill
Large brad
White gesso
Mixed Media Inx
Glimmer Mist
Micro Beads
Glitter glue

Instructions:

Step One:

 Cut out 2 flowers each with the largest and next largest from the Rose Creations.Also cut 3 yellow centres with the smallest die from the Carnations Creations 


Step Two:

Ink around the edges of the yellow centres with Mixed Media Inx



Step Three:

 Assemble onto a brad


Step Four:

Spritz with water and scrunch.


Step Five:

Dry off petals and shape to form a poppy.


Step Six:

Dab petals with white gesso. 


Step Seven:

Spritz with Marmalade glimmer mist.


Step Eight:

Apply glitter glue and orange micro beads to the centres.



Tutorial created by Design Team member-SUE
24 September 2012
Today's project features one of the new expandable dies - Basic Lattice. 



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

9-960D Kraft 
5-510E Parakeet 
10-1081E Raven 
 Bazzil Perfectly Pleated strips

 Spellbinders: 

S5-129 Foliage Two 
S5-151 Basic Lattice 
S5-040 Floral doily accents 

JustRite Stamps:

JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels Custom Dies

 Other Materials Used: 

WOW chipboard title
 Twine
 Clearsnaps embossing powder

Project created by Design Team member-ALICIA

23 September 2012
Today we have a boys layout using the Bazzill patterned paper range Dinomite.





Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper:

 9-990D Java 
7-790E Nightmist 
5-510E Parakeet 
3-370E Festive 
Bazzill Patterned papers – Dinomite collection 

 Spellbinders:

 S4-092 Stars Five 
E8-001 Edgeabilitis Classic Scallop

 Other Materials Used: 

 Misc Chipboard shapes
 Misc String

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE
22 September 2012
Using several shades of the one colour makes a monochromatic layout.  Bazzil cardstock makes this so easy with its vast array of shades.



 Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

5-511E Hillary  
8-808E Vanilla 
2-237E Burgundy 

 Spellbinders:

 S4-385 Little Leaf Set 
 S5-150 Rose Creations 
S4-356 Floral Ovals 
 S5-064 Moroccan Accents 
S5-058 Ironwork Accents 
LF-016 Grand Decorative Ovals One 

 Other Materials Used: 

Pearl strip 
White glitter 
Spray adhesive 
 Pink & white lace 
White spray (paint and Isochol) 
Purple floss 
Gold embossing powder 
Dusty Attic Chip - Beautiful 
White gesso 
Stamens 
 Muslin 
Pearl strips and flourish 
Red holly berries 
Clear mico beads 
Dimensional magic 
Mulberry Maya Road spritz 
Stampendous Aged pink embossing powder 
Scattered Straw distress ink 
Lace curtain mask 
Tim Holtz music washi tape 
Metal corner 
Florists wire 
 Prima cameo 
 Gold paint 
 Wisteria Mixed Media Inx 

 Layout created by Design Team member-Sue
Today we have a card with lots of intersting dimension.The background inside the window is just a big rosette, and the butterfly sits in the centre.



Products Used:


Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

1-107E Quartz 
304167 Vintage Marketplace 6x6 Mini Prints 

 JustRite Stamps: 

CR-02245 Botanical Butterflies

Spellbinders: 

S4-366 Labels Twenty Six

Other Materials Used:

Various ink 

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
20 September 2012
Today's layout features the new Spellbinder Grand Circles One. 


Products Used: 

 Bazzill Cardstock: 

 10-1001E White 
5-5139 Celtic Green Dotted Swiss 
1-138 Romance 
7-799 Sea Salt 
303904 - Perfectly Pleated Lily White

Spellbinders: 

S5-050 Rose Creations 
LF-015 Decorative Grand Circles One 
S5-128 Fancy Framed Tags Two 
S5-034 Parisian Accents 
 E8-014 - Classic Decorative Inserts Six
 E8-006 - Edgeabilities Classic Petal 

 BLING-abilities: 

LCED00072 Decorative Grand Circles One
 LCED00030 - Parisian Accents 

 Just Rite Stamps: 

CL-03695 Elegant Fronds Background Stamp 

 Other Products Used: 

Platinum Pearl & Petal Pink Liquid Pearls 
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam - Organic Garden 
Tattered Angels – Cornflower Chalkboard 
Robin’s Nest Dew Drops – Pearls 
Tim Holtz Distress ink – Antique photo & Victorian Velvet 
Helmar Acid Free Glue 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry 
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots 

 Created by Design Team member-BECK
19 September 2012
Today's layout features the new Spellbinder dies Blossom Five and Foliage Two.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper

10-1001 White 
1-105 Petalsoft 
5-506 Aloe Vera 
8-808 Vanilla 
1-140 Petunia 

Spellbinders:

S5-064 Moroccan Accents 
S4-370 Blossom Five 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S5-129 Foliage Two

 Other Materials Used: 

Kaisercraft patterned paper 
Fab Scraps chipboard title 
Making Memories trinket pin 
Texture paste 
Crafters workshop stencil 
Prima art tiles 
Glitz sticker 
Me & My Big Ideas bird embellishment 
Tim Holtz ticket 

Layout created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
18 September 2012




Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White 
10-1081E Raven 
1-105E Petalsoft 
 9-960D Kraft 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-124 Asian motifs 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S5-129 Foliage 2 
S5-040 Floral doily accents 
S5-151 Basic lattice 

 BLING-a-bilities 

LCED00071 Basic Lattice
 LCED00032 Floral Doily Accents 

 Other Materials Used: 

Clear snaps embossing powder

Instructions:

Step One: 
Die cut a doily shape from the Asian Motifs set in black cardstock. Cut a square from the centre and discard to leave a frame. Use the frame as a guide to cut a window in the centre of the card.   

Step Two:
Die cut a lattice piece. Following the instructions on the package, apply coordinating BLING-a-bilities. Cut slightly larger than the window in the card, and adhere to the inside of the window.


Step Three: 

Cut a piece of pink cardstock 13cm square. Again using the frame as a guide, remove the window piece. Adhere to the front of the card, with the frame over the top.


 Step Four: 

Die cut a small doily shape. Apply matching blin-a-bilities and adhere to the bottom right of the frame, along with a 4 layered rose die cut flower. 





  Step Five: 

Die cut flourishes from the Foliage Two set. Emboss with clear embossing powder and adhere to either side of the flower, along with a stamped greeting.

Tutorial created by Design Team member-ALICIA
17 September 2012
"I came up with the idea for this bunch of recipe tags because I have a few of my favourite cookbooks that ended up with dirty fingermarks all over them. I also wanted something that takes up very little space on the kitchen bench, and something with as few words as possible on it. I rarely follow a recipe to the letter anyway, so this is a bunch of tried and tested recipes in a very abbreviated form, designed more to jog my memory than anything else. The Vintage Marketplace papers, and the Homespun dies I used to emboss images onto the pages were just perfect for this project. Who said something so practical couldn't be pretty at the same time?"








Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

8-811E French Vanilla 
304167 Vintage Marketplace 6x6 mini prints 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-142 Homespun 
S5-147 Resplendent Rectangles 
S4-230 Labels Six 

 Other Materials Used:

Large shipping tags
 Ribbons 
Hinge Ring 
American Crafts Thickers alphabet

Off the page created by Design Team member-TERESA
16 September 2012
Today we have a very practical and useful project for any craft room.











Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 10-1001E White 
7-769 Kevin 

Spellbinders:

 S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circles large 
S5-127 Labels Twenty Eight 
S4-114 Standard Circles large 
ES-006 So Trendy M-Bossabilities 

 Other Materials Used: 

 Kasier 9 drawer unit 
Misc buttons

Off the page created by Design Team member-SHEREE
15 September 2012
"You can mix and match all of the motif sets to create wonderful rosettes and medallions on your cards."


    Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock:
8-808E Vanilla 
 2-227E Pomegranate 

 JustRite Stamps:

 CR03670 Vintage Rose Medallions 
CR03715 Classic Art Deco Lace Edges One 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-079 Persian Motifs 
 S5-065 Moroccan Motifs 
S5-129 M-Bossabilities Foliage 

 Other Materials Used: 

Pearl strips
 Red resin flower
 Iridescent medium Inka gold, purple, orange, blue & silver 
Chiffon bow 

 Card created by Design Team member-SUE
13 September 2012
"The new Foliage Two dies are a perfect accompaniment for the Blossoms Five dies." 


 Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White 
1-107 Quartz 
5-5121 Palm 
5-506 Aloe Vera 

Spellbinders: 

 S4-370 Blossom Five 
S5-129 Foliage Two 
E-8002 Edgeabilities Classic Bracket 
 S4-294 Beaded Ovals 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S4-110 Ovals Large 
S4-161 Labels One 

 JustRite Stamps: 

CR-02245 Botanical Butterflies 

Other Materials Used:

Magnolia Patterned paper 
Zva Creative adhesive pearls 
Ribbon, 
Pearls, 
Lace 
Brad 
Magnolia crystal branch 
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink 
Kindy Glitz
 Smooch 
Kaisercraft rubons
Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist

Card created by Design Team member-CAROLYN
12 September 2012
"Even though this layout has a picture of my son, I made the title from my daughter's point of view therefore making it a girly layout. The colour scheme is a bit boyish, but I have included lots of spellbinder flowers." 




Bazzill Basics Paper: 

9-960D Kraft 
10-1077E Cinder 

Spellbinders: 

E8-006 Edgeabilities Classic Petal 
S4-328 Foliage 
S5-129 Foliage Two 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S4-351 Spiral Blossom One 
S5-124 Asian Motifs 

BLING-abilities: 

LCED00044 Classic Petal 

Other Materials Used: 

My Mind's Eye- The Sweetest Thing patterned papers 
The Twinery bakers twine 
304182 Bazzil Wayfarer Whirlpool flowers 
Prima alphabet stickers 

Created by Design Team member- ALICIA
11 September 2012
"With all the great new designs coming out in the M-bossabilities its so fun to make them your own… here is one idea to get more out of your embossing folders…. "


Products Used:

Spellbinders:

ES-006 M-Bossibilities So Trendy 

Other Materials Used:

Assorted pigment ink pads

Instructions:

Step One: 

Take one of the M-bossabilities folders… I have used the ES-006 So trendy M-bossabilities folder for my design….


Step Two:

Take an ink pad… make sure that it is an ink pad that can be washed off stay away from ink pads such as momento and stazon as these will damage your folders. I have used the versamagic ink pads for this tutorial. Once you have chosen your colour wipe the ink pad over the entire surface of the folder…you can use many different colours to get different effects.




Step Three: 

Place your piece of white Bazzill cardstock inside the embossing folder ready to emboss.


Step Four: 

Place between your two plates and put through your Grand Calibur machine 

Step Five: 

Take the piece of Bazzill out your embossing folder and you will notice that the ink has been transferred over to your paper…. Use this to add different colours to your papers with different effects… 



You can then even die cut out shapes using your other spellbinders dies as you can see on this page I did with the Rose Creations die…. 



Remember to also wash your embossing folder straight away with warm soapy water to remove all ink from the folder and prevent staining.


Tutorial created by Design Team-member-SHEREE








 
10 September 2012
"This photo was taken in my father-in-law's backyard, with his vege patch as a backdrop. Fortunately for me, Jake was wearing a black and green cap, so colour matching was a breeze!"



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

9-960D Kraft 
10-1037E Blackbird 
5-510E Parakeet 
8-811E French Vanilla 

 JustRite Stamps: 

CR-0225 Just Keep Calm 
CL-0535 Always and Forever Medallion Labels 
CL-03695 Elegant Fronds Background 

 Spellbinders:

S4-114 Circles Large 
S5-127 Labels Twenty Eight 
JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Labels 
S5-147 Resplendent Rectangles 

 Other Materials Used: 

Twiddleybitz chipboard scroll 
Assorted buttons 
Crafty Notions black colour spray 
Studio Calico wood veneer arrows 
Authentique word sticker

Layout created by Design Team member-TERESA
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