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 January 2012
Have you ever wondered how to get more out of your edgeabilities? Edgeabilities are 8” in length but that doesn’t mean you can’t cut 12” borders with them. And they aren’t just to be used for borders either…

Instructions:

Here is how to cut a 12” border…

Cut 1 border as normal, once cut move the die down and adhere with removable tape so the die doesn’t slip. Then put the die back through the grand calibur as normal. 



 You can also use the edgeabilities to make fun funky patterns on your cardstock or patterned paper. 

Here I have cut out a large label 1 grand die. Using one of the edgeabilities I have cut out a pattern. To do this lay the die down where you want the pattern to be and cut. Move the die over and again using some repositionable tape to hold the die in place…cut your paper again…keep on doing this until you get your desired effect. This works great if you mix and match all your edgeabilities together…




Tutorial created by Design Team member-SHEREE

30 January 2012
Boys are always hard to scrapbook, here the Grand Scalloped Circles have been used to add a background element. Die sets like the Nested Pennants, have small pieces that are great used in repetition.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

7-783E Admiral 
10-1001E White 
7-795E Blue Oasis 
7-726E Lakeshore 

Spellbinders: 

S5-028 Nested Pennants 
LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles 

Other Materials Used:

String 
Brads 
Alpha stamp set 
Glimmer Mists- sapphire, wheatfields and patina 
Hessian 
Ribbon 
Bamboo skewer 

 Layout created by Design Team member-Sue
29 January 2012
Today we have a lovely butterfly mobile created by Teresa.

"This was a fantastic project to keep my girls busy on the school holidays. It’s a simple matter of die cutting the butterfly shapes, and threading them onto some cord. I added a bead under each butterfly to weigh it down a little. I can imagine a few more of these hanging from the curtain rods in their bedroom windows, fluttering in the summer breeze."






 Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

3-326E Cheddar 
5-510E Parakeet 
1-165E Ballet 

 Spellbinders: 

LF-006 Wonderful Wings 

 Other Materials Used: 

Kaiser patterned paper: Tutti Frutti 
Silver cord
Beads

Off The Page created by Design Team member-TERESA
28 January 2012
Today's project is a pretty card using papers from the Bazzill paper pack Divinly Sweet.



Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

303978 Divinely Sweet 8x8 Pack

Spellbinders: 

S4-230 Labels Six
S5-030 Fancy Tags Two
I2-1009 Impressabilities - Flourish

JustRite Stamps: 

CL02080Cling - Fancy Tags Set
JB08950 Nested Frame Dies

Other Materials Used: 

StazOn ink: Black Cherry

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
27 January 2012
Today we have a simple masculine card to share with you.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1081E Raven:
8-808E Vanilla
8-850E Fawn

Spellbinders:

S4-092 Star 5
NEST-005 Scalloped Circles

Other Materials Used:

Assorted printed papers

Card created by Design Team member-SHEREE 

26 January 2012
Happy Australia Day.  

Today I have one of my double layouts to share.  I've kept this one pretty simple with the minimal use of embellishments.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

7-783E Admiral
2-245E Phoenix
4-452E Cornmeal

Spellbinders:

E8 001  Edgeabilities Classic Scallop
S4-092 Star 5

Other Materials Used:

Assorted buttons

Layout created by Design Team member-TRACEY
25 January 2012
Valentine's Day is a couple of weeks away, but I thought I would share this love inspired card here today.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
2-227E Pomegranate

Spellbinders:

S4-310 Labels Eighteen
S5-034 Parisian Accents 

JustRite Stamps:

CL02085 Fancy Labels Set

Other Materials Used: 

Ribbon
Heart button
Brads
White pigment ink pad
White embossing powder

Card created by Design Team member-TRACEY
24 January 2012
Today we have a super cute summer layout to share with you.

"The banners were made with the small dies from the pennants sets. I only attached them at the top, leaving the ends to be gently bent up for extra dimension."




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

7-703E Powder Blue 
7-7117E Coastal 
1-125E Precious 
1-105E Petalsoft 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants 
S5-028 Nested Pennants 
E8-001 Edgeabilities Classic Scallop 

 Other Materials Used: 

Cosmo Cricket DeLovely 6x6 paper pad 
Glimmermist 
Aqua Prima alpha sticker 
Adorn It alpha sticker tiles

Layout created by Design Team member-TERESA
23 January 2012
Today we have a monochromatic card in lovely warm shades of purple. Teresa has used a very very light shade of purple for the base card – not white as it would have been too stark.




Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

6-666E Angel 
6-642E Heidi 
6-603E Jubilee 
6-605E Velvet 

 Spellbinders: 

E8-001 Edgeabilities Classic Scallop 

 JustRite Stamps: 

CL02080Cling - Fancy Tags Set 

 Other Materials Used:

 Lilac grosgrain ribbon 
SW4001 4mm Swarovski Crystal

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
22 January 2012
Well the summer holidays are coming to an end. It's back to school Monday for most kids here in Australia, so today we have a double page layout to share with you.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

9-960 Kraft 
6-683D Dark Violet 

Spellbinders: 
S4-124 Standard Scalloped Circles Large 
S4-092 Stars Five 

Other Materials Used: 

Bo Bunny patterned paper 
American Craft thickers

Created by Design Team member-SHEREE


21 January 2012
Today we have a pretty card from Sue.

"This card uses 4 of the Iron work Motifs folded in four to form a lacey rosette."



 Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

4-426E Lemonade 
1-105E Petalsoft 
10-1010E White 
8-808E Vanilla 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-059Ironwork Motifs 
 S5-058 Ironwork Accents 
 NEST-005 Nested Circles

 Just Rite Stamps:

 JB09725 Loving Thoughts 

 Other Materials Used: 

Sunflower Glimmer Mist 
 Pearls Pink Stickles 

 Card created by Design Team member-Sue
19 January 2012
Today's layout is from Teresa.

"The kite Isabel was flying this day didn't appear in any of the photos, so I made one using some of the dies in the Nested Pennants set. She is wearing a denim skirt in the photos, so I machine stitched the photos to some denim fabric and frayed the edges for some extra interest. The loose threads add movement and even look a little wind-swept."





Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Paper: 

7-706E Starmist 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-028 Nested Pennants 
E8-001 Edgeabilities Classic Scallop 

 Other Materials Used: 

Crate Paper 6x6 paper pad  
Random Websters Pages 
TuTu yellow trim 
Pink buttons 
Denim fabric scraps 
Basic Grey alphabet stickers 
Cotton Twine 
Copic Multiliner for journaling

Layout created by Design Team member-Teresa 
17 January 2012
Welcome to our first tutorial for 2012. This week we have a lovely idea to give the leaves on your page or card an extra little sparkle.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

5-511E Hillary

Spellbinders:

S4-328 Foliage

Other materials Used:

Glimmer Mists
Green Tombow

Instructions:

Step One: 

Cut several leaves from the Foliage collection.


Step Two:

 Spritz the leaves with a green Glimmer mist, any brand will do.


 Step Three:

Score lines with a paper piercer, on each leaf make them look like the veins you would normally see on a leaf. This is better if it is done on a mouse pad. I take a cheap mouse pad and cut it into 4 pieces so they are easier to transport and use.


  Step Four:

Use a dark green water soluble pen to mark in the scored lines. A Tombow pen or equivalent is good to use, but it must we water soluble. 


Step Five:

 Take an Aqua Brush and wash over the pen lines, you notice that the glimmer mist and pen blends together, but that a darker line remains in the score line, resembling the veins of a leaf. Repeat these steps for all leaves and use them as you would normally.


 Tip:

You can use this process on any leaf, be they die cut or punched. You can ignore the already embossed lines if you wish Experiment with different glimmer mists. You can use a Metallic rub on over the top of the leaf too If you don’t have an Aqua wash pen a small paint brush will do



Tutorial created by Design Team member-Sue


15 January 2012
Today we have a fun layout created by Sheree.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 10-1001 Bazzill White 

Spellbinders: 

LF-161 Grand Labels One 

Other Materials Used: 

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist 
Echo Park Patterned Paper 
Kandi Corp Heated Gems

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE
13 January 2012
Today we have another card made using the JustRite set Spread Your Wings.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1087E Raven
10-1001E White

JustRite Stamps:

CL02170 Spread Your Wings

Spellbinders:

S5-058 Ironwork Accents
NEST-007 Long Scalloped Rectangles

Other Materials Used:

Memento Ink Pad
Black Ribbon
Pearls

Created by Design Team member-TRACEY
11 January 2012
Today we have another lovely layout to share with you.




Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 8-820E Rope Swing 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-114 Circles Large 
S4-124 Scallop Circle Large 
S5-028 Nested Pennants 
S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants 

  JustRite Stamps: 

CL02080Cling - Fancy Tags Set
 JB08950 Nested Frame Dies

 Other Materials Used: 

Thickers chipboard alpha 
Copic marker W9 
Cotton twine 
Black StazOn ink
Assorted printed papers

Layout Created by Design Team member-TERESA
10 January 2012
Today's project is a quick and easy card.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock

5-5120E Lentils
9-932E Truffle
10-1081E Raven
10-1001-E

Spellbinders:

S4-310 labels Eighteen

JustRite Stamps:

CL02170 Spread Your Wings

Other Materials Used:

Distress Ink Pad-Peeled Paint
Memento Inkpad- Tuxedo Black
Copics (to colour brad)
Brad
Felt flower

Project created by Design Team member-TRACEY
9 January 2012
Welcome back. I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas New Year break.

The design team are now back and ready to inspire with lots of wonderful projects.

This month we have a mixture of projects including some with a Valentine's love theme. 

To kick off the new year of projects we have a lovely page from Sue:

"With the clever use of a Mini Mister you can dampen Bazzill card stock so that it will go around corners and circles. Just carefully use your fingers to shape the card and then heat set, then a rapid setting glue to adhere down."



Products Used:


Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

9-960D Kraft
8-808E Vanilla
5-511E Hillary 
10-1081E Raven

Spellbinders:

LF-005 Grand Peony Creations
S5-058 Ironwork Accents
S4-328 Foliage
S5-034 Parisian Accents

Other Materials Used:

Glimmer Mists
Pink Stamp pad
Piece of lace cloth
Inca Gold Green Rub on
Flower stamens
Pearls
Black ink
Gold embossing powder
Gold micro beads
Mini Mister with water
Heat gun
Hot glue gun

Layout created by Design Team member-Sue


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