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 2011
The new Spellbinder dies have arrived, and what a fantastic range of designs on offer. 

     Today I have a card I made to share with you. For this card I have used two of the new Spellbinder Dies- Grand Peony Creations and Lace Doily Accents.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
18-1004F Bling Diamond

Spellbinders:

LF-005 Grand Peony Creations
S5-062 Lace Doily Accents

Other Materials Used:

Sworovski Crystals 3mm
Satin Ribbon
Flower Stamens
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Card created by Design Team member-TRACEY
Good morning all. Today we have another Father's day project to share with you.

 Be sure to check back often, as from tomorrow we will be featuring a month of projects using the new release Spellbinder Dies. The Design Team has been busy creating some fabulous new projects that are sure to inspire.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001E Bazzill White
7-783E Admiral
9-960D Kraft
9-990D Java

Spellbinders:

S5-048 Sprightly Sprockets
S5-019 Labels Eight

JustRite Stamps:

JB08097 Myriad Pro 50pt Font

Other Materials Used:

MME Printed Papers

Card Created by Design Team member-SHEREE




30 August 2011
Today we have another layout to share with you.





Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

Kraft 9-960D
Ocean Breeze 7-7121C

Spellbinders
Circles Small S4-116

Other Materials Used:

Twine
Chipboard Aplhas
Printed Paper

Layout created by Design Team member-KIRSTY
29 August 2011
Today we have a lovely card from Teresa.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

9-942E Twig
1-153E Sunset Rose

Spellbinders:

S4-233 Labels Nine
S4-293 Lacey Circles
LF-246 Grand Labels Eleven
S5-051 Fanciful Flight

JustRite Stamps:

JB08790 Just A Note Borders & Centres 1 5/8"

Other Materials Used:

Paper Flowers
Pearls
Hand dyed scrunched seam binding

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA









28 August 2011
Father's Day is only a week away, so today we have a gift idea for dad. A set of coasters made using the Spellbinder Die Sprightly Sprockets.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

7-783E Admiral
15-256F Cardinal


Spellbinders:

S5-048 Sprightly Sprockets

Other Materials Used:

Acrylic Paint
Kaiser Printed Paper
Mod Podge

Project created by Design Team member -SHEREE



27 August 2011
Here is a layout that shows you how you can use your scraps to make paper rolls, a great dimensional accent. The back ground is white carstock painted with a H2O wash, highlighting how versatile Bazzill cardstock can be.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

Elephant
 Windy
White
Raven
Scraps of various shades of blue

Spellbinders:

NEST-005 Nested Circles
S5-032 Elegant posts

Other Materials Used:

Large black brads
Chip letters

Layout created by Design Team member-SUE


25 August 2011
With Father's Day just around the corner, here is a masculine themed page for you today.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

8-814E Cashmere
9-990D Java
15-256F Cardinal

Spellbinders:

S5-048 Sprightly Sprockets

Other Materials Used:

Bo Bunny Printed Paper
Bo Bunny Stickers
Kaiser Alpha Stickers 

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE
23 August 2011
It's Tutorial Tuesday time once again. Today's tutorial is for making a three panel card using Labels Eighteen. This technique produces a three panel card that is in one continuous piece.  This technique could also be used to make a fold out feature on a scrapbook page.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

1-107E Quartz
1-196E Juneberry
1-105E Petalsoft
10-1001E White
5-559D Lily Pad

Spellbinders:

S4-310 Labels Eighteen
S5-041 Floral Doily Motifs
S4-158 Sunflower Set Two

JustRite Stamps:

JB09745 Hope 2" Square Borders & Centres

Other Materials Used:

Brilliance Ink Pad - Pearlescent Crimson
Ancient page Ink Pad - Coral Red
Inking Brush
Single Pearl


Instructions:


Step One:
Fold and crease one end of a piece of cardstock, making sure the area between the edge of the paper and the fold is slightly larger than your chosen die.


Step Two:
Place the die on the paper so that the cutting edge of the die is slightly outside the fold.  Secure with tape


Step Three:
Place the paper and die onto the base cutting plate so the non folded side is just hanging over the edge of the base plate.
Place the top cutting plate on top and run through your die cutting machine.


Cut away excess paper.  This is how it will look once it is cut.


Step Four:
Unfold so that it looks like this:



Step Five:
Carefully fold and crease the cardstock so that tghe folded edge is just inside the cutting line.  You shouldn't need to reposition the die at this stage.



Step Six:
Place the paper and die onto the base cutting plate so the non folded side is just hanging over the edge of the base plate. See first photo below.

Fold the paper closed as in the second photo
Place the top cutting plate on top and run through your die cutting machine

  
   

Open up the folded side and you should now have something that looks like this.  (Excess paper has been trimmed away.) 


Step Seven:
Remove your die and carefully reposition over one end.  (This needs to be an exact fit.)
Place the top cutting pad on this and run through the cutting machine.
Remove the die and repeat on the other side.


You should now have a three panel card to decorate as you like.
The flower on the front of my card is made using Floral Doily Motifs.  You can find the tutorial to make this here.

Tutorial created by Design Team member-TRACEY


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22 August 2011
Here is a pretty layout from Teresa.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1081E Raven
1-153E Sunset Rose
Spellbinders: 
LF-246 Grand Labels Eleven
S4-233 Labels Nine
S4-131 Short Scalloped Rectangles Small (for the scalloped edge at the top
of the pennants)
S4-125 Scallop Circle Small
S4-116 Circles Small
S5-051 Fanciful Flight
Other Materials Used:
 
SW4001 4mm Swarovski Crystal
 Patterned paper from MME Lost & Found Madison Avenue 6x6 Paper Pad
 
Layout created by Design Team member-TERESA

21 August 2011
This is a banner made with the Grand Labels 11 dies. I folded the die cuts in half, punched holes in them at the top, and joined them with hand-dyedscrunched seam binding. The alpha stickers were altered with some silverglitter to match the cardstock and give the project a little sparkle.





Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

1-153E Sunset Rose
10-1081E Raven

Spellbinders: 

LF-246 Grand Labels Eleven
S4-293 Lacey Circles
S4-114 Circles Large

Other Materials Used:

American Crafts Alpha stickers - Jewelry Box
Superfine silver glitter
Hand-dyed scrunched seam binding

Project created by Design Team member-TERESA 
20 August 2011
Today we have a masculine themed card from Sheree.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001E White
2-214E Red Devil
5-510E Parakeet
3-344D Tangelo Blast

Spellbinders:

S4-162 Labels Two

JustRite Stamps:

JB08097 Miriad Pro 50pt Font Set

Other Materials Used:

MME Printed Papers
Toothpicks

Card created by Design Team member-SHEREE
18 August 2011
On this layout Sue has used a plain colour and altered it, with sprays of glimmer mist, she has even used a large butterfly in the lower right hand corner as a stencil, (though it is mostly covered) to give the illusion of patterned paper. Adding the elegant posts the same colour as the background on the edges of the photo give it depth The organza leaves are cut out with the Spellbinders too.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

Pomegranate
Vanilla
Yellow

Spellbinders:

S5-051 Fanciful Flight
S5-050 Rose Creations
S5-032 Elegant Posts
S4-328 Foliage
NEST-005 Nested Circles
S5-041 Floral Doiley Motifs

Other Materials used:

Ribbons
Chip Chandelier and letters
Black aged embossing powder
Gold embossing powder
Black brads
Green organza
Decorative button
Red tulle
Black ink

Layout created by Design Team member-SUE
16 August 2011
Today we have a Thank you card from Kirsty.

Don't forget to add a little extra WOW to your cards by decorating the inside!







Products Used:


Bazzill Basics Paper:
Vanilla 8-808E

Spellbinders:

 S5-050 Rose Creations
 S4-290 Labels 14

Just Rite Stamps:

 JB08345 Deluxe Square Monogram Kit

Additional Materials Used:

Designer paper
Buttons
Twine
Black Ink


Card created by Design Team member-KIRSTY
15 August 2011
Roses made with the Rose Creations, make any Off The Page project unique, they can be any colour you choose in the Bazzill range. Here the elegant posts are used to make a trellis for the flowers. The spellbinders can be used to cut leaves from materials that are altered to make the gorgeous glittery leaves. Look out for a tutorial on that.





Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

Petalsoft
Vanilla
White
Raven


Spellbinders:

S5-050 Rose Creations
S5-032 Elegant Posts
S3-146 Butterflies 2
S5-051 Fanciful Flight


Other Materials Used:

Ornate Frame (Kaiser)
Various Patterned papers
Cream Cord material
Chip Flourishes
Cream paint
Crackle rollergraph
Chip letters
Glitter
Gold paint
Black and brown ink
Ribbon and tulle
Old book pages
Various stamps
Pearls
Plastic vine
Clear and white Dimensional Magic

Project created by Design Team member-Sue
14 August 2011
Here is a clever use of circles and Impressabilities to texture the background of a layout.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

 9-960D Kraft
8-808E Vanilla

Spellbinders:

12-1005 Impressibilities- Circles
Circles Small
 S4-290 Labels 14

Other Materials Used:

Twine
Printed Paper
Alpha Tiles and Letters

Layout created by Design Team member-KIRSTY


12 August 2011

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

Lemon
White

Spellbinders:

S4-313 Blossom 4
S5-041 Floral Doliey Motifs
I2-1002 Impressiblities Butterfly

Just Rite Stamps:

JB 09725 Loving thoughts set

Other Materials Used:

Yellow ink pad
Black fibres
Black pearls
Pearl stud
Black ink

Card created by Design Team member-Sue
9 August 2011
Here is a fantastic tutorial for making a circle flower embellishment. The embellishment was featured last month on a layout.  If you missed the layout check it out here.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

Raven

Spellbinders:

S4-114 Circles Large

Other Materials Used:

303405 Sofia Vintage Buttons


Instructions:

Step One:


Choose an assortment of fabrics. Here I have some light brown polyester
fabrics as well as some tulle and a little black Bazzill cardstock. If I
were making this into a brooch, I would leave the Bazzill out.

Step Two:


Arrange a variety of dies from the Large Circle Nestabilities set onto the
plate, and cut out some circles from each of the fabrics with the Grand
Calibur.


Step Three:


Here are the cut circles. Separate the polyester fabrics from the tulle and
Bazzill. The next step is just for the polyester fabrics.

Step Four:


Using a heat gun in a well-ventilated area, heat the polyester fabric
circles. The edges will melt slightly and curl up.


Step Five:


Arrange the circles in a pile, alternating colours, fabrics and cardstock.
(The Bazzill circles add stability, and stop some of the larger circles from
curling up and over the smaller ones). The final thing is to stitch one of
the gorgeous Sophia vintage buttons into the very centre of the circles to
keep them all together.

Tutorial created by Design Team member-TERESA


8 August 2011
Today we have a layout to share with you. Teresa has used Grand labels Eleven to make a cute little panel that opens up to reveal her journaling.


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Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1038D Snow
4-438E Candle
7-7100E North Sea
2-214E Red Devil

303495 Stitchz Floss - Crayon (red)

 
Spellbinders:

S4-114 Circles Large
LF-246 Grand Labels Eleven


Other Materials Used:

Crafty Notions Colour Spray - Black Tulip
Copic multiliner 0.8 for doodling and journaling
Yellow eyelets

Layout created by Design Team member-TERESA
7 August 2011
Here is a lovely idea for a mini album and box.
" All of the flowers on this little album box were made using Bazzill and the Rose Creations die! Its amazing how much depth and dimension you can create with these two crafty must-haves!"






Products Used:

Bazzill Basic Papers:

1-128E Pinkini
 7-7121C Ocean Breeze 
15-256F Cardinal
 10-1001E Bazzill White


Spellbinders

 S5-050 Rose Creations
 S5-034 Parisian Accents


Just Rite Stamps

 JB08345 Deluxe Square Monogram Kit


Other Materials Used:

Swarovski Crystals
Designer Paper
Black Ink
Assorted Buttons
Twine
Flower Stamens

Project created by Design Team member-KIRSTY





Today we have a card from Sue.

"The gold butterfly is embossed with gold embossing powder then the wings dipped in glitter, apply a little dimensional magic to the body and sprinkle with micro beads and you have a classy little butterfly."






Products used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

Pomegranite
Pale Pink
Raven
White

Spellbinders:

S5-041 Floral Doiley Motifs
S3-146 Butterflies 2

Other Materials Used:

Black ric rac
Gold embossing powder
Gold glitter
Black ink
Black fibre
Gold micro beads
Iridescent medium

Card created by team member-Sue


5 August 2011
Here is a wedding layout from Sheree.


Products Used:



Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001E Bazzill White
10-1081E Raven


Other Materials Used:

Bo Bunny Patterned Paper
Kandi’s Rhinestones

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE






4 August 2011
Here is a card from Kirsty

"In this card, I combined the square 'Dare to Dream' sentiments with the circle borders from the 'Just a Note' set, to create the cute little circle embellishment. These stamps are really SO versatile and easily mixed and matched!"


Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

15-256F Cardinal

Spellbinders:

Circles Small S4-116


Just Rite Stamps:

JB09875 Dare to Dream
JB05790 Just a Note Set

Other Materials Used:

Designer Paper
Black Ink Pad
Twine

Card created by Design Team member-KIRSTY




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