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 2013
Today we have a layout from Carolyn.  This is Carolyn's final Design Team project as she has decided to step down.

All the best Carolyn, thanks for sharing your projects with us over the past year.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

1-105E Petalsoft
1-001E Bazzill white
303900 Perfectly pleated Fussy

Spellbinders:

S4-136 Classic hearts
S5-050 Rose creations
S5-086 Bitty blossoms
S4-116 circles small

Other Materials Used:

Wishmade epoxy stickers
Lace
String
Texture paste
Brads
Doilies
Purple pumpkin Felt heart

Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
30 August 2013

Today we have a pretty birthday card from Beck.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

Bazzill cardstock Vanilla Cream

Spellbinders:

S2-033 Ornamentals Tags Two
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms

Other Products:

Graphic 45 pattern paper
Teal ink pad
Assorted beaded trim and lace
Zig clear glitter pen

Created by Design Team member- BECK
28 August 2013
Today we have two pretty layouts from Carolyn to share.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

1-105 Petalsoft
9-960 Kraft
5-506 Aloe Vera

Spellbinders:

S5-178 Arched windows One
S5-050 Rose creations
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S5-061 Daisy Flower topper
S4-327 Floral flourishes
S2-029 Birdcage One

Other Materials Used:

Kaisercraft Paper
Doily
Pearls
Ribbon
Chipboard title
Kaisercraft bird




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

8-811 French Vanilla
5-506 Aloe Vera
1-105 Petalsoft
5-5104 Rainforest
9-934 Carob

Spellbinders:
S5-160 Opulent Ovals
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S5-050 Rose Creations
S5-129 Foliage 2
S2-011 Wrought Iron Die D-Lites

Other Materials Used:

Tim Holtz ticket
Prima hat pin
Wishmade handmade accessory
Imaginarium designs chipboard title
Prima paper
Doily
A2Z scraplets chipboard flourish
Texture paste 
Tim Holtz distress ink
Feathers

Layouts created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
27 August 2013
I had a bunch of circle shapes cut out and left over from other projects. I found some patterned paper to match and a card was born.

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

4-430 Candlelight
9-960 Kraft

Spellbinders:

LF-006 Wonderful Wings
S5-123 Asian Accents
S4-114 Circles Large

Other Materials Used:

Darkroom Door String Sentiments rubber stamp set
Adhesive bling
Prima Doodle Deux 6x6 paper pad

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
25 August 2013
Who needs patterned paper when you have a stencil, sprays and texture paste?





Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1001E Bazzill White 
10-1037E – Bazzill Blackbird 
Bazzill - Mac Collection 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-126 Classic Squares large 

 Other Products Used: 

 The crafters Workshop template 
Plasters Tape 
Stamps - My Mind’s Eye & Stamp It 
Dylusions Black Magic 
 Copics Markers 
Assorted Washi tape 
Maya Road Twine 

 Created by Design Team member- BECK
23 August 2013
Today we have a very pretty card from Alicia to share with you.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

8-811E French Vanilla  

Spellbinders: 

S4-371 Les Papillions 
S5-090 Romantic Rectangles 

 Other Materials Used: 

Ranger perfect pearls 
Hemtique twine 
Prima Ladybird papers 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
22 August 2013
It is fun to decorate little items around your home. Today Carolyn has made a cover for sticky notes. Just simple and not going too over the top so they look pretty but not to fragile to use.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

1-105 Petalsoft
1-001E Bazzill white

Spellbinders:

S4-116 Circles small
S4-124 Scalloped circles large
S4-471 Les Papillions

Other Materials Used:

Sticky notes
Pearls
Dimensional fabric paint 

 Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
20 August 2013
The concept of the easel card is quite appealing - it packs flat and yet when it reaches its destination it can be assembled into something dimensional and spectacular. This is a variation on the easel card, where the base shape is a butterfly. When it was finished, I thought it would make a wonderful wedding placecards (for someone with a lot more patience than I have of course!), as the final size is about 10cm wide by 7cm tall.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

5-5125D Midge 

 Spellbinders:

 LF-006 Wonderful Wings 
S3-205 Petite Labels One 

 Other Materials Used:

Pink roses 
KaiserCraft pearls 
Copic marker RV25 
StampIt Thank you stamp 

 Step 1 

Make a crisp fold in some cardstock, and place the folded edge about 2mm inside the cutting edge of the butterfly shadow die. Cut out the butterfly shape - you will end up with a little butterfly card with the fold at the top of the wings. 



 Step 2 

Bring the bottom wings of the front butterfly up toward the fold. 




 Step 3 

Cut another butterfly shadow shape out and adhere the top half of this to the folded wings. 


 Step 4 

Stamp a sentiment and cut around it with the Petite Labels die. 


 Step 5 

Adhere this to the inside of the card with a foam dot, and tuck the top part of the card behind it to stop it from closing. 



Step 6

 Embellish with a butterfly die cut, some little roses and some pearls. 




 Step 7 

This card will flatten out nicely for posting.


Created by Design Team member-TERESA

19 August 2013
A simple, bold, geometric design can pack a lot of punch when it comes to brightening someone's day.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

9-960D Kraft 
4-430E Candlelight 
304168 6x6 Wayfarer Multipack 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-114 Circles Large 
MD1-004 Triangles One 

 Other Materials Used:

KaiserCraft Party Animals patterned paper 
Dear Lizzy Warble stamp set

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
18 August 2013
Today we have a pretty floral card from Alicia.





Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 10-1001 White 
1-105E Petalsoft


Spellbinders: 


S4-354 Splendid Circles 
S6-004 5x7 Detailed scallops
 S5-176 A2 Floral ribbon threader 
S5-090 Romantic Rectangles 
S5-034 Parisian Accents 

 Other Materials Used: 

Meg's garden The Romantic Garden papers 
Kaisercraft organza ribbon 
Ranger Perfect Pearls 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
16 August 2013
The background on this layout is created using simply bubble wrap… such a versatile around the house item!




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E Bazzill White
10-1037E – Bazzill Blackbird
Bazzill - School Days Collection
Bazzill - Timeless Collection

Spellbinders:

LF-114 – Grand Circles
S4-368 – Hexagons

Other Products Used:

The Crafters Workshop template
Viva pearl paint
Hessian
Dylusions spray
Black Texture paste
White Texture paste
AC thickers
Washi Tape
Plasters Tape
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

Created by Design Team member- BECK
14 August 2013
Today we have a pretty friendship card to share with you.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

1-105 Petalsoft 
1-001E White 

Spellbinders: 

S5-160 Ornate squares 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 

Other Materials Used: 

Rubber stamp Company Happy Birthday stamp
 Copics 
Pearls
Kindy Glitz. 

Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
13 August 2013
More than one person has commented on how much my daughter Rachel looks like me. In this photo, with our hair tied back and wearing black coats, I can see it. For this layout I used the Grateful Lattice die to make a stencil from thin plastic, through which I brushed some acrylic paint. This made a base for the rest of the layout to take shape. I added some black machine stitching here and there to help the stark black coats blend a little better into the layout.




Bazzill Basics Cardstock

10-1001E White 
4-430E Candlelight 
304404 Emulator/Sprockets 

 Spellbinders 

S2-014 Medallion One 
S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B 
S4-371 Les Papillons 
S5-164 Grateful Lattice 

 Other Materials Used:

 Lily Bee Design alpha stickers 
Wild Honey Distress Stain spatter 
Cream acrylic paint

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
12 August 2013
Here is a fun winter layout from Alicia.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-354 Splendid Circles 
S6-004 5x7 Detailed Scallops 
S2-005 Flourish Trim 
S5-034 Parisian accents 

 Other Materials Used: 

Ranger Perfect Pearls 
Metal charms 
Hemtique twine 
Bo Bunny Snow Day papers 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
10 August 2013
 Here is a pretty little card from Carolyn. 

The opulent ovals are such an elegant die they really do not need a lot of dressing up.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

6-651 Purple Palisades
1-001E White
12-1220 Wedding Butterflies
6-657 Purple Pizzazz

Spellbinders: 

S4-371 Les Papillions
S5-160 Opulent Ovals

Other Materials Used:

Stamp it Daisy Birthday stamp
Kindy Glitz
Pearls
Copics
White gel pen

Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
9 August 2013
White and Kraft create a lovely soft feel to a bright coloured photo.





Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 9-960D Kraft 
10-1001E Bazzill White 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-335 Star Circles 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
 S4-395 Les Papillions Two
 LF-019 – Grand Stately Circles
 S5-095 – tags and flags 

 Other Products Used: 

The Crafters Workshop template 
Maya Road ‘white out’ spray 
Ranger liquid pearls 
Maya Road Twine 
Kaisercraft chipboard alphas 
Tim Holtz Distress ink 
Machine sewing 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry 
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots 

 Created by Design Team member- BECK
7 August 2013
An unusual colour combination - lime green, aqua and burnt orange made all the brighter on crisp white Bazzill cardstock.



BazzillBasics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
304168 6x6 Wayfarer Multipack

Spellbinders:

S5-127 Labels Twenty Eight
S5-033 Bird Sanctuary

Other Materials Used:

Darkroom Door Love Birds rubber stamp set
KaiserCraft bling
Tea stained gauze for the nest 
Echo Park Spring Floral patterned paper

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
6 August 2013


Step One: 

Choose coordinating papers I used just 2 different colours of Bazzill but you can use whatever you like. Using your first piece which needs to be 12x12 which we will make the card out of. Cut it in half leaving you with a piece 12” long and 6”high.

Score the base piece so that you have three equal sections.


Step Two: 

Cut the two outside sections on the diagonal as pictured.


Step Three:

Cut and emboss two triangles in another colour of Bazzill and adhere to the card base as pictured.


Step Four:

Secure the flaps using double sided tape



Step Five:

Decorate the front as desired


Step Six:

Make an insert and decorate as desired.





Tutorial created by Design Team member-CAROLYN
4 August 2013
Who needs patterned paper when you have a stencil, sprays and texture paste?



Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1001E White 
10-1037E Blackbird 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-126 Classic Squares large 

 Other Products Used: 

 The Crafters Workshop template 
Twiddleybitz frame 
Prima Marketing Stencil 
AC – Thickers 
Websters Storytellers 
Dylusions spray 
Tattered Angels Chalkboard spray 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry 
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots 

 Created by Design Team member- BECK
3 August 2013
I love recycling used containers to fit with my craft area and to be able to use them as storage is a bonus.

Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

7-7113 Ocean 
7-706 Starmist 
9-960D Kraft
 1-001E White 
1-105E Petalsoft
 9-975 Pinecone 

Spellbinders:

 S4-116 Circles Small 
S4-Scalloped Circles Large 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 

Other Materials Used: 

Charms 
Recycled tin 
Pearls 
Lace 
Making Memories rub-ons 

Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
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