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




29 February 2012
The new Crosses 2 Spellbinders, make a lovely Christening or wedding card, combined with the new M-Bossibilities you will create a card with a beautiful softness.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

10-1001E White 
1-105E Petalsoft 
5-510E Parakeet 

 Spellbinders: 

LF-190 Grand Labels Four 
NEST-001 Ovals/Scalloped Ovals 
S5-093 Crosses Two 
S4-328 Foliage 
 Es-001 M-Bossibilities Simplicity 

 Other Materials Used: 

Inka Gold, Platinum & White glitter 
Flower 
Button 
Silver Gel Pen 
Pearl Perfect pearls mist 

 Card created by Design Team member-Sue
28 February 2012
It's Tutorial Tuesday time again, and today I have a tutorial for making Grunge Flowers.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

7-727E Bahama
6-633D Starlight
10-1001E White

Spellbinders:

LF-191 Grand Dahlia
S4-328 Foliage
NEST-005 Nestabilities Circles

JustRite Stamps:

JB 09835 You're So Sweet

Other Materials Used:

Grunge Paper
Various Inks (I used Crafters)
Versamark
Pearl Ex Powders
Purple Dye Ink
Decorative Button
Pearl Glimmer Mist
Wire

Instructions for making Grunge Flower:

Step One:

Using Grand Dahlia, cut out four of the smallest flowers from the Grunge Paper.


You may need to run the paper through the cutting machine twice as it is quite thick.  Although it will look like it hasn't cut properly, you will find the shapes pop out quite easily.

Step Two:

Ink one side of the flower using the inkpad to apply the ink.  


Step Three:

Using a darker ink, lightly ink over top of the first coat of light ink.
When dry turn over and cover the back of the flowers with the dark ink.



Step Four:

Stack the petals one on top of the other with petals opposing.  Using a sharp tool, make two holes and thread through some wire to hold the petals together.  Twist the wire and cut. 

Step Five:

Spritz with Glimmer Mist and then bend and fold petals to give a distressed look.  Dry with a heat gun.


To finish flower attach a decorative button to the centre using some glue.

Tutorial Created by Design Team member-TRACEY


27 February 2012
"Another Love themed card - again staying away from the more traditional colour scheme. It was serendipitous that the words 'now and forever' appear in the text. I simply highlighted them with a Copic marker. The little butterfly charm is made with shrink plastic. I cut it out using the same butterfly die I used for the centre of the card, stamped on it, and once it was shrunk I coloured the back of it with the same Copic marker I used to highlight the text Don't forget to make the hole for hanging it BEFORE you shrink it!"


Products Used:

Bazzill Cardstock 

9-960 Kraft 
10-1037 Blackbird 

Spellbinders:

LF-006 Wonderful Wings Grand Shapabilities 

JustRite Stamps: 

CL-02100 Vintage Oval Labels 

Other Materials Used:

The Twinery Twine Lemondrop 
Shrink Plastic Clear 
StazOn Ink Jet Black
Copic Marker Y38

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA 
26 February 2012
Today we have an Off The page Project from Sheree.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

 9-951 Mud Pie 
9-960 Kraft 

Spellbinders: 

S4-136 Classic Hearts 
 S4-345 Picot Edge Circles 

Other Materials Used: 

Kaiser printed papers
Misc pearls

Off The page created by Design Team member-SHEREE
25 February 2012
"A sympathy card in neutral tones. The card front has been embossed, although it is a little hard to see in the photograph. I added some dark micro beads to the flower centre, and the bow is shiny satin."


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

9-960 Kraft
10-1037 Blackbird

 Spellbinders:

I2-1015 Flower Silhouette Impressabilities
S4-110 Ovals Large
S4-111 Scalloped Ovals

 JustRite Stamps:

JB-09710 Beautiful Blossoms Set
CL-02080 Fancy Tags

Other Materials Used:

Satin ribbon 
Microbeads

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
24 February 2012
 Here is one more sample using the new BLING-abilities.  So sorry everyone, I missed adding this one to my previous post.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

1-125E Precious

Spellbinders:

LF-006 Wonderful Wings
S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants

BLING-abilities:

LF-006 Wonderful Wings

Other Materials Used:

Button
Twine 
Printed Paper

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA 




I hope everyone enjoyed our samples from yesterday. Here are some more BLING-abilities projects to inspire you.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

1-105E Petalsoft
10-1001E White

Spellbinders:

S4-351 Spiral Blossoms One
S4-328 Foliage
S5-042 Fleur De Lis Accents
LF-190 Grand Labels Four
EL-009 M-bossabilites Flora

BLING-abilites:

S5-042 Fleur De Lis Accents

Other Materials Used:

White fibres
Tattered Rose ink
Pearl paint
Silver gel pen



Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

10-1010E Avalanche 
1-105E Petalsoft 
5-510E Parakeet 

Spellbinders:

S5-050 Rose Creations 
S4-328 Foliage 
S4-294 Beaded Ovals 
M-bossabilites Splendid 

BLING-abilites:

 S4-294 Beaded Ovals 

Other Materials Used: 

White fibres 
White ribbon 
Pearl paint 
Clear micro beads 
Dimensional Magic 


Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

2-227E Pomegranate 
10-1081E Raven 
4-426E Lemonade 
5-510E Parakeet 

Spellbinders: 

S5-050 Rose Creations 
S4-328 Foliage 
S5-035 Parisian Motifs 
EL-011M-Bossabilites Music
E8-012 Decorative Inserts Four 

BLING-abilities:
  
S5-035 Parisian Motifs 

Other Materials Used: 

Distress Ink

Above cards created by Design Team member-Sue




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1081E Raven
9-960D Kraft


Spellbinders:

S4-314 Lacey Ovals
S4-347 Labels Twenty Three
NEST-001 Nested Ovals

JustRite Stamps:

CL02170 Spread Your Wings

Other Materials Used:

Printed paper
Various Inks




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

5-5129C Pear Crush
Divinly Sweet 8 x 8 Paper Pack

Spellbinders:

S4-323 Ribbon Tags Trio Three

JustRite Stamps:

CL02155 Merry & Bright


BLING-abilities:

S4-323 Ribbon Tags Trio Three

Other Materials Used:

Ribbon

Above cards created by Design Team member-TERESA



22 February 2012
Today we have a fantastic new product to share with you.  Introducing BLING-abilities.

So what are BLING-abilities?

BLING-abilities™ was a concept that was conceived by Deb Boundy-Monk the owner of DownUnder Direct Wholesale approx 2 years ago when Deb and her husband were launching their Swarovski crystal clothing business. 
The sparkling hotfix crystal embellishment will now “give you the ability to Bling”! 

After much research, testing and sourcing throughout the world for the prefect crystal comparable to the brilliance of Swarovski we finally found what we were looking for and the product is now ready to be launched. While we also manufacture these products in Swarovski crystals the price point has been lowered due to the involvement of the Le Crystelle crystal. While a Swarovski stone has 14 facets making it the most sought after sparkle in the crystal industry and to which many of our garments and products are made from …our Le Crystelle stones have 12 facets which helps to hold it brilliance and sparkle, out shining the inferior self adhesive rhinestone crystal which sometimes have a 8 facet table if they weren’t so tumbled during manufacture that all sparkle is dissolved completely. Thus leaving a dull lifeless embellishment . Along with this our BLING-abilities have no ugly plastic glue bridges running between each crystal but rather each stone sits proudly on it’s own with correct positioning adding class and sophistication to your project. The result? Perfect embellishments that are not over crowded, misaligned or look simply unprofessional. 

At only takes 5-10 seconds to adhere a circle or shape to your media. No more sitting down and hand gluing each stone individually which can take countless hours of your precious time. BLING-abilities are fun, easy and simple to apply, all at once, in one quick press of your iron. The results look stunning on cards, scrapbook pages, invitations, formal media even your precious quilts can be made to sparkle and shine. Along with this and unlike our competitors if applied correctly our BLING-abilities can easily be placed onto your clothing without the risk of them falling off when washed. Finally you can be as creative as your imagination can be now we have “given you the ability to bling” 

These hotfix transfers are manufactured in Melbourne with the only machines of their kind in Australia giving us the ability to custom design anything you wish from business and corporate logos, to invitations and much more..maybe you can think of some of your creations or products that could use a shine or sparkle. 

Simply contact Le Crystelle for a quote today to custom design any embellishment for you.
Phone 61 3 8331 0750 or visit our website at http://www.lecrystelle.com.au. or contact Deb directly at DownUnderDirect on 61 3 8331 0700 email: orders@downunderdirect.net.au

So now that you know what they are, here are some samples and a quick how to from the design team. 


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

303469 Bazzill Embossed Trellis White
10-1001E White
10-1081E Raven


JustRite Stamps:

JB 09745 Hope Borders & Centres

Spellbinders:

S4-318 Fleur De Lis Squares

BLING-abilities:

S4-318 Fleur De Lis Squares

Instructions for Applying BLING-abilities:

Step One:
Remove your BLING-abilitiy from the packaging and cut out the desired shape from the crystal transfer.
The pictures on both sides of the packaging can be used to see where shapes are positioned to prevent cutting incorrectly. 


Step Two:
Peel off the white backing paper from your cut out shape.


Step Three:
Carefully align transfer over your cut out shape.  Refer to image on the packaging for exact placement of the stones.


Step Four:
Prepare your iron for application by setting temperature to a WOOL setting and making sure that the STEAM function has been turned OFF.
As all irons are different you may not have a wool setting and may need to experiment with the temperature.  I found that a medium low setting on my iron worked fine.  If the iron is too hot your transfer will not adhere correctly.

Allow the iron to pre-heat.

Step Five:
Place iron completely over the crystal transfer and press firmly for approximately 5-10 seconds.
Try not to move the iron around on top of the stones as this may ause them to shift out of alignment.


Step Six:
Allow transfer to cool enough to touch and then carefully remove clear film checking to see if the crystals have adhered.  If crystals are still stuck to the film, carefully fold back and repeat step five.


Card and tutorial photos created by Design Team member-TRACEY

Now here are some more samples:

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
6-620E Wisteria
6-624E Heather

Spellbinders:

S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two
S4-293 Lacey Circles
Edge of Edgabilities E8-003
                                                          Insert of Edgeabilities E8-002

JustRite Stamps:

Cling Stamp - Family Garden CL02145

BLING-abilities:

S4-293 Lacey Circles

Other Materials Used:

Ribbon 

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
5-506E Aloe
5-571E Leapfrog

Spellbinders:

S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two
S5-058 Ironwork Accents

BLING-abilities:

S5-058E Ironwork Accents

Additional Materials Used:

Printed paper
Ribbon

Cards supplied by- DownUnder Direct Wholesale



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

10-1081E Raven  
10-1001E White 
10-1076E Thunder  

 Spellbinders: 

S4-345 Picot Edge Circles 
S4-114 Standard Circles Large  
S5-050 Rose Creations   

 Bling-abilities:

S4-345 Picot Edge Circles 

Other Materials Used:

 Misc Little Yellow Bicycle Papers 
Misc Chipboard

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
1-139E Vintage Pink
1-138E Romance
5-511E

Spellbinders:

S4-295 Lacey Squares
S4-128 Nested Squares Sml
LF-191 Grand Dahlia
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
ES-003 M-Bossibilites Valor

BLING-abilities:

S4-295 Lacey Squares

Other Materials Used:

Ribbon
Fancy Button

Card created by Design Team member-TRACEY


Products Used:


Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

Kraft 9-960 

Spellbinders: 

S4-304 Eyelet Circles  
S5-050 Rose Creations  

Just Rite Stamps: 

JB09210 All Occasions Nested Sentiments and Verses  

BLING-abilities:

S4-304 Eyelet Circles 

Other Products Used:

Kaiser Papers

Card created by Design Team member-SHEREE


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

303469 Bazzill Embossed Trellis White
10-1001E White
10-1081E Raven

Spellbinders:

S4-292 Beaded Circles
S5-034 Parisian Accents

BLING-abilities:


S4-292 Beaded Circles
S5-034 Parisian Accents

Other Materials Used:

Ribbon
Metal Heart

Layout created by Design Team member-TRACEY
"Spellbinders make it so easy to hand make a flower to match any layout.
 In this layout I wanted to make some flowers that could be combined with a purchased flower and that you would not be able to pick which one is the bought one."


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

8-808E Vanilla
1-105E Petalsoft
10-1001E White
8-850E Fawn
5-510E Parakeet
303900 Perfectly Pleated Fussy

Spellbinders:

S5-040 Floral Doily Accents
S5-067 Anemone
S4-328 Foliage
S5-049 Carnation Creations
S5-051 Fanciful Flight

Other Materials Used: 

Victorian Velvet & Scattered Straw Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Blending tool
White fibres
Glimmer Mist crème de Rouge and Lily Pad
Small triangles of patterned paper
Alphabet chip
Pearls
Prima resin column
Yellow brads
Flower button
Kaiser sparklet
Prima flower
White glitter

Layout created by Design Team member-SUE
20 February 2012
Here is a pretty card, suitable for many occasions.



Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

White 10-1001 

Spellbinders: 

S4-114 Standard Circles Large 
S5-042 Fleur de lis doily accents 

 Just Rite Stamps: 

 JB08790 Just a Note  

Other Materials Used: 

MME Printed Paper 
Lace

Card created by Design Team member-SHEREE
19 February 2012
This folded card uses the Grand Scalloped Circles to form the base of the card, and Floral Doily Motifs to create the flower.

Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

10-1001E White 
Romance 
Hillary 
Vanilla 

Spellbinders: 

S5-041 Floral Doily Motifs 
NEST-005 Nested Circles & Scalloped Circles
LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles 
S5-058 Ironwork Accents 
S4-328 Foliage 

JustRite Stamps: 

CL02165 Be Strong 

Other Materials Used: 

White Fibres 
Sparklet 
Distress Ink-Tattered Rose 

 Card created by Design Team member-SUE
18 February 2012
Today we have a card to share with you.


Bazzill Cardstock:

9-960 Kraft 

Spellbinders: 

S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants 

JustRite Stamps: 

CL-02080 Fancy Tags 

 Other Materials Used: 

Various flowers 
Silk ribbon 
Pearls coloured with Copic marker 
Sassafras Lass Sticker Alpha 
Kaiser Sweet Nothings patterned paper 
Tea Dye Distress ink for edges

Card created by Design Team member-TERESA
17 February 2012
Today we have another layout from Sheree.



Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White 
9-960 Kraft 
9-950 French Silk 

Spellbinders: 

S5-029 Lacey Pennants  
S5-050 Rose Creations 
E8-001 Edgeabilities Classic Scallop 

Other Materials Used:

MME Printed Paper 
Misc Buttons

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE
16 February 2012

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

Kraft 
Sweetheart

Spellbinders:

S4-161 Labels One
NEST-002 Nestabilities Squares
NEST-005 Nestabilities Circles

Other Materials Used:

Printed Papers
Paper Flowers

Layout created by Design Team member-SHEREE

15 February 2012


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
304808 Two Scoops Cheesecake
304810 Two Scoops Very Berry
304819 Two Scoops Mint Chip

Spellbinders:

S4-158 Sunflower Two
S4-192 Blossom
NEST-006 Petite Ovals

JustRite Stamps:

CL02105 Elegant Frames

Other Materials Used:

Bazzill Sanding Tool
Ribbon
Button
Distress Ink Pad-Peeled Paint

Card created by Design Team member-TRACEY

14 February 2012
It's Tutorial Tuesday once again, and today we have a fun little pen holder for you.
 I can see lots of possibilities for this one...maybe candy canes at Christmas.



Products Used:

Bazzill Cardstock:

6-666E Angel 
6-605E Velvet 

Spellbinders: 

LF-246 Grand Labels Eleven 
S5-026 Labels Twenty 

Other Materials Used:

Kaiser patterned paper 
Heart bling button 
The Twinery twine 
White twill trim 

Instructions:

Step One:

Cut a Grand Labels Eleven using the Grand Calibur.


Step Two:

Make score lines as shown in the photograph. (I have darkened my lines with pencil so that they show up better in the photo).


Step Three:

Cut the corners off as shown. Assemble the box with your preferred adhesive (I used PVA glue). 


Step Four:

Cut a Labels Twenty from cardstock, and adhere around the front of the box.


Step Five:

Cut a smaller Labels Twenty from patterned paper, adhere over the larger label, and tie some twill around the whole box. This will add extra strength and security.



Step Six:

 Tie a sparkly button to the knot of the bow to embellish.

 
Tutorial created by Design Team member-TERESA
13 February 2012
Today we have a pretty love themed card.



Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

9-960 Kraft 
1-196 Juneberry  

Spellbinders: 

S4-112 Classic Oval Large 
S4-111 Classic Scallop ovals large 

Just Rite Stamps: 

 JB09210 All Occasions Nested Sentiments  

 Other Materials Used: 

Mme Printed Paper 
Misc Ribbon

Created by Design Team member-SHEREE 
12 February 2012
"With all the children returning to school recently, I thought I'd dig out this photo of my son on his first day of school. 
 The colours of Bazzill I chose are a slightly brighter shade than the colours in the patterned paper. If I had used the same shades, I feel the busy background would have taken over the main elements of the layout."



Products Used:

Bazzill Cardstock: 

4-434E Sunbeam 
5-510E Parakeet 
3-326E Cheddar 
7-7100E North Sea 

 Spellbinders: 

LF246 Grand Labels Eleven 
E8-001 Edgeabilities Classic Scallop 
S4-124 Scallop Circle Large 
S4-114 Circles Large 
S4-092 Stars Five

Layout created by Design Team member-TERESA
11 February 2012
Valentine’s day is easy with Spellbinders, perfectly cut hearts and flowers, can be quickly turned into a great treat basket.

 Products used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

2-227E Pomegranate 
10-1001EWhite 

Spellbinders:

S4-136 Hearts 
S4-137 Scalloped Hearts 
S5-062 Lace Doily Accents 
S4-351 Spiral Blossom One
S4-328 Foliage 

 Other Materials Used:

Mulberry paper or paper towel 
 Tattered Rose Distress Ink 
Green Tombow Pen 
Fired Brick Distress Ink Refill 
Glimmer Mist Lily Pad 
Spritz water bottle 

 Off the Page created by Design Team member-Sue

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