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
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