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




20 December 2013
Hello everyone.  This is our final Christmas project for 2012.  We will be having a few weeks off for the Christmas break. On behalf of all of us at DownUnder Direct Inspirations a very Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.

For this card I added some glitter to the stamped image and coloured it with my Copic markers in shades to match the patterned paper. I then stacked some circle die cuts to the front of a Christmas bauble easel card.

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1032E Lily WhiteDB 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-334 Heirloom Ornaments 2011 
S4-114 Circles Large 
S4-113 Classic Scalloped Ovals Small 

 Other Materials Used:

KaiserCraft patterned paper 
Seam binding 
Copic Markers 
Glitter 
StampIt Mistletoe stamp 
Red flowers

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
And another pretty Christmas card for you today.




Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

9-960D Kraft 
5-510E Parakeet

Spellbinders: 

S4-414 Captivating Squares 
S2-056 Holly Twigs and leaves 

 Other Materials Used: 

Papermania papers 
Ribbon Ranger Liquid Pearls
Hero Arts stamp 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
This is a quick idea for a Christmas card. I cut some patterned paper with a printed sentiment to fit a card front. Then I cut the printed sentiment out with an oval die, mounted it on a white floral oval die cut and then mounted that back over the oval hole. No one would ever know there's a hole in the middle of their card!


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1023E White OP 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-110 Classic Ovals Large 
S4-356 Floral Ovals 
S2-009 Fantastic Flourish Two 
S5-055 Layered Poinsettia 

 Other Materials Used:

My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas 6x6 pad and chipboard embellishments

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
19 December 2013
Dies are not just for cutting shapes - this Grateful Lattice die has been used to emboss the background on this card. The detail of the embossing has been brought out with a little sponged ink.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock

816C Walnut Cream 
2-214E Red Devil 
5-589E Ivy 

 Spellbinders:

S5-164 Grateful Lattice
S2-016 Window Two 
S5-055 Layered Poinsettia

 Other Materials:

StampIt Merry Christmas stamp 
KaiserCraft patterned paper 
Adhesive Pearl

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
16 December 2013
Once a step card is cut, scored and folded, it's just a simple matter of attaching pieces of patterned paper and a few embellishments. An impressive, dimensional card can come together in no time at all, and best of all, it packs flat for posting.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

2-214E Red Devil

Spellbinders:

S4-334 2011 Heriloom Ornaments

Other Materials Used:

My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas 6x6 pad and chipboard embellishments
Red cord
Stamp It Merry Christmas stamp

Creaed by Design Team member-TERESA
15 December 2013
Here's a handy little set for this time of year. It's a fun way to make a gift extra special. Just keep to the same paper range and cut similar die cut shapes for each item, and away you go!


Bazzill 

7-783E Admiral 
1-120D Dark Rosey 
9-960E Kraft 

 Spellbinders 

LF-246 Grand Labels Eleven 
S5-055 Layered Poinsettia 
S4-348 Postage Stamps 
S4-356 Floral Ovals 
S4-126 Squares 

 Other Materials 

Brown Kraft shopping bag 
Hessian 
Pink ribbon 
Buttons 
Darkroom Door Dear Santa Photochips and Filmstrips 
Basic Grey 25th & Pine patterned papers

Create by Design Team member-TERESA
14 December 2013
Today we have a lovely card from Alicia to share.

Materials Uused: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 Bazzill white 
5-510E Parakeet (green) 
9-960D Kraft 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-191 Decorative labels Twenty-eight 
S5-189 Majestic labels Twenty-five 
S4-110 Classic ovals Large
 S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S2-048 Sprigs 

 Other Materials Used: 

My Mind's Eye papers 
Ranger Liquid Pearl: Platinum 
Silk ribbon 
Hero Arts stamps

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
8 December 2013
Here is a lovely idea for a quick Christmas gift. You could even use this as a decoration on your holiday table.

"I'm making a bunch of these as teacher thank you gifts from the kids."






Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001 Bazzill white
Bazzill glitter tape

Spellbinders:

S2-048 Sprigs
S5-109 Vintage lace Motifs
S5-055 Layered Poinsettia
S5-158 Timeless Rectangle 

 Other Materials Used:

Hemptique twine
Hero Arts stamp

Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
7 December 2013
Here's a Christmas card in non-traditional colours. There's really no need to wait for all of the paper companies to release their Christmas ranges when there are so many beautiful ones available year round.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

8-816C Walnut Cream
2-245E Phoenix

Spellbinders:

S2-043 Frame Two Die D'Lites
S5-190 Noble Rectangle
S4-112 Ovals Small

Other Materials Used:

Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane patterned paper
Websters Pages cameo

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
Spellbinders Gold dies are amazing for letter press and embossing as they both can be achieved in one pass through the Grand Callibur Machine.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:
2-214E Bazzill Red Devil
5-5154 Gumdrop

Spellbinders:

S4-409 Gold Magestic Circles
S5-055 Layered Poinsettia

Other Products:

Liquid Pearls – Buttercup
Red ink pad 

 Created by Design Team member- BECK
3 December 2013
I just love to create tags and have fun with them. Die cutting and embellishing metal is oh so easy when you know how… check out this tutorial!



Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 5-5131E Lucky Green - OP 
9-911D Wheat OP 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-114 Standard Circles large 
MM1-004 – Aluminium Sheet
 S5-181 A2Bracket Borders One

 Other Products: 

Cosmo Cricket paper 
Assorted buttons 
Metal Alphabet stamp set 
Craft Queen Twine 
Tsukineko Dew Drops – Pixie Dust 


 Step 1

Take the standard Circles die and Cut/emboss with the Grand Callibur your circle out of one of the metal sheets. 



 Step 2 

With a metal alphabet stamp set, apply one tap to each letter with a hammer to add your sentiment to the circle. Try die cutting this or something different like material – the dies are so versatile 


 Created by Design Team member- BECK
1 December 2013
I've been playing with the new d'lites blooms which I love. It's so fun to have cute new flower shapes to work with. 




 Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 Bazzill White 
5-511E Hillary
8-816C Walnut Cream 

Spellbinders: 

S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S2-044 Blooms One 
S2-045 Blooms Two 
S4-351 Spiral Blossom One
 S4-414 Captivating Squares
 S5-129 Foliage Two 

 Other Materials Used: 

Prima patterned paper 
Ranger Liquid Pearls 
 Tim Holtz stamps 
Ranger distress ink

Created by Design Team member-ALICIA
29 November 2013
Take your Spellbinders products to Jewellery. Beck made this beautiful Necklace pendant easily worn with a black coloured ribbon.





Products Used:

Spellbinders:

MB2-003 Triangles Two
MD1-009 Triangles Two
MB6-011 – Birds One
MT1-005 Grate Works Three
MM1-004 – Aluminium Sheet

Other Products:

Tsukineko StazOn - Silver
Copic Markers
Ice Resin
Ribbon
Assorted crystals

Created by Design Team member- BECK
27 November 2013
I'm loving the easel card at the moment. The little bit of extra work you put into a card really pays off. I assembled this one in a similar fashion to the butterfly easel card I showed in a post a few weeks ago.


Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

8-816C Walnut Cream

Spellbinders:

S2-116 Small Circles
S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments

Other Materials Used:

My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas 6x6 pad and chipboard stickers
Gold cord

Created by Design Team member -TERESA
24 November 2013
Here's a layout using some of the new d'lite blooms. The flowers are super easy to make, just keep adding more and more layers until you have a nice full blossom. I have used two of the new blloms along with my old faithful spiral blossom roses.







Materials Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper

10-1001 Bazzill white 
19-7558E Frosted teal 
19-7561E Intense teal 

 Spellbinders:

 S5-1239 Foliage Two 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
 S2-044 Blooms One 
S2-045 Blooms Two 
S4-351 Spiral Blossom One
 S5-189 Majestic Labels Twenty Five 

 Other Materials Used: 

Manor House Creations patterned paper 
Ranger dimensional pearls espresso 
Organza ribbon 
Kindy Gliltz 
Lily Bee alphabet stickers 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
22 November 2013
Don’t you just love the accent hat pins can make to your projects teamed up with beautiful fanciful Spellbinders Die designs


Products Used: 

Cardstock: 

 DUWhite- White cardstock 

 Spellbinders: 

S6-008 Exquisite Labels eleven 
S4-395 – Les Papillions two 
MB3-004 – Diamond Hatpin 
MM1-004 – Aluminium Sheet 
MD1-014 – Diamonds One 
ES006- So trendy 

Other Products: 

Tsukineko ink pads 
Assorted velvet ribbon 
Prima Say it in pearls 
 Pearls 
Large crimp bead 
Just Rite Stamps – Large Sentiments 

 Created by Design Team member- BECK
20 November 2013
Sometimes it's a little disappointing when a die doesn't cut all the way through a material. Other times it can work to your advantage. Take this corrugated cardboard - the circle die didn't cut all the way through, but it cut through enough to enable me to easily remove a layer to expose the corrugations. Perfect! 


Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

10-1023E White 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-116 Small Circles
 S4-126 Squares 
S4-348 Postage Stamps 

 Other Materials Used:

 Darkroom Door Christmas Reindeer stamps
 Silver Flowersoft 
Authentique patterned paper 
Corrugated cardboard 

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
17 November 2013
Today we have a lovely all occasion card to share with you.



Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001 Bazzill white
5-510E Parakeet

Spellbinders:

S4-328 Foliage
S4-409 Gold Majesty Circles
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms

Other Materials Used:

Papermania patterned paper
Ranger Liquid Pearls petal pink

Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
15 November 2013
The latest release Spellbinders dies really compliment the mixed media trend in Scrapbooking at the moment with new on trend patterns and designs. Beck has really gotten down and dirty with this one using cardstock with her own input of pattern texture and colour.







Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

9-960E - Kraft

Spellbinders:

S4-414 – Captivating Squares
S5-197 – Crisscross
S4-126 – Squares large
MB1-006 – Shields One

Other Products:

Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Goosbumps
Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Fireworks – Summer Sky, London Fog, Paris Dusk
Metallic Melts – Golden
Decopage and craft paste
Gause
Websters Pages alpha stickers
Scrapmatts words
Pearl flourish
Texture paste
Hessen Pastel Pitt Pencils
Black Pilot Permaball marker

Created by Design Team member- BECK
12 November 2013
Today we have a pretty layout from Alicia.





Materials used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 Bazzill white 

 Spellbinders: 

S2-048 Sprigs 
S2-047 Blooms four 
S6-004 5x7 Detailed Scallop 
S2-005 Floursih trim 
S5-109 Vintage lace Motifs 

 Other Materials Used: 

Prima papers 
Organza ribbon 
Liquid Pearls: Platinum 
Kaisercraft rubons 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
10 November 2013
Using paper differently than how it was intended to be used is just what Beck loves to do. Here she has used a very feminine collection Miss Tegan Sue to produce this very masculine layout.





Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1001E Bazzill White 
19-9309 Suede Brown Dark Miss Tegan Sue ‘Mini Prints’ pattern papers

 Spellbinders: 

S5-188 Super ellipse
 S5-048 Sprightly Sprockets 

 Other Products: 

 Fun Stampers Journey ‘Journey Gears’ 
Distress ink – Gathered Twiggs 
Plasters tape 
Dylusions – black magic 
Fireworks – Lodon Fog 
American Crafts Thickers 

6 November 2013
Today we have a pretty card in lovely soft colours from Alicia.




Materials used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 Bazzill white
 9-960E Kraft 

 Spellbinders: 

S2-048 Sprigs 
S2-046 Blooms three 
S4-409 Gold Majesty Circles 

 Other Materials Used: 

Maja designs paper 
Ranger Liquid Pearls platinum 
Organza ribbon 
Heartfelt Creations sentiment stamps 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
3 November 2013
Flower balls were quite popular for flower girls a few years ago. I made one here with paper flowers and florist pins. Change the colour scheme and it would look at home on a Christmas tree






 Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

3-336E Pollen 
6-662E Phlox 

 Spellbinders:

S5-050 Rose Creations 

 Other Materials Used:

Polystyrene ball 
Seam binding 
 Florist pins 
Cotton gauze 
Basic Grey Plumeria paper

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
31 October 2013
I love creating cards to order. This one was made for my daughter's friend, and the request was for a fun card in pretty colours. You can't go wrong with butterflies and pink for the pre-teen age group.




Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1001E Bazzill White
6-662E Phlox
3-336E Pollen

Spellbinders:

S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B
LF-006 Wonderful Wings
S5-050 Rose Creations

Other Materials Used:

The Girl's Paperie patterned paper
Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings stamp
Twine
Button

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
30 October 2013
Here is another layout by Beck that shows the versatility of plain cardstock. This mixed media layout shows just how much you can do by mixing things up and adding your own colours to compliment your photos.




Products Used: 

 Cardstock:

 DUWhite- White cardstock 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-193 – Tile works 
S6-009 – Font One Uppercase

 Other Products: 

 Prima brick texture stamp
 Ferro
 Faber-Castell Gelatos 
TCW Brick stencil 
Distress ink – Gathered Twigs 
Machine Stitching 

 Created by Design Team member- BECK
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