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 July 2013
This simple card lets the intricacy of the die shine.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock

8-811E French Vanilla 
304168 6x6 Wayfarer Multipack 

 Spellbinders: 

S2-014 Medallion One 

 Other Materials Used:

Darkroom Door Art de Fleur wordstrip 
Silver sewing thread 
KaiserCraft bling

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
29 July 2013
Here is another pretty card from Alicia.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001 Bazzill White 

Spellbinders:

S4-328 Foliage
S5-159 Gold Labels Four
S4-190 Labels Four
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
 S5-158 Timeless Rectangles

 Other Materials Used:

Ranger Liquid Pearls  
Basic Grey Serenade papers
Hemtique twine
Sentiment stamps

Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
28 July 2013
This is so easy to put together with a couple of die cut pieces and some cardboard in between – beautiful for a special friend.




Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 19-10305E - Bazzill Vanilla Cream 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-389 – Decorative Labels Twenty-Two 
S4-346 Labels Twenty two 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 

 Other Products Used:

 Stamp It stamp set 
Archival ink - coffee 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 
Tattered Angels glimmer mist 
Ice Resin 
Aluminium sheet
 Helmar Acid Free 
Tim Holtz Distress Marker
 Helmar 450 Quick Dry 

 Created by Design Team member- BECK
26 July 2013
Today we have something a little different than our usual style to share with you.  Here is a cute card from Carolyn 

I love how simple it is to make the background look like Swiss cheese with the circle die.



Products Used:

Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

1-001E Bazzill white 
4-437 Beeswax 

Spellbinders:

 S4-116 Circles small 
S5-172 Rounded rectangles 
S4-376 Labels Twenty Two 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 


Other Materials Used: 



House Mouse rubberstamps
String 
Momento inkpad 
Copics


Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
25 July 2013
Today we have a pretty card from Alicia.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White 
Lemonade

 Spellbinders: 

S6-005 5x7 Elegant labels four 
S4-328 Foliage S5-086 
Bitty Blossoms 
S5-078 Persian Accents 
S5-143 Jewel flowers and flourishes 

Other Materials Used: 

Just Rite Stamps Your Special Day Medallion Labels 
Specialty paper-shimmer 
Organza ribbon 
Ranger Liquid Pearls

Created by Design Team member-ALICIA
24 July 2013
The flowers frame this photo perfectly in this simple and pretty layout.



Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

9-960D Kraft 
5-506 Aloe Vera 
10-1081 Raven 
1-105 Petalsoft 
8-811 French Vanilla 
12-1220 Wedding Butterflies 

Spellbinders: 

S5-050 Rose creations 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S5-129 Foliage 2 

Other Materials Used: 

Momento Ink 
Brads 
Hero Arts Antique Background stamp
Doily 

 Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
23 July 2013
Hello and welcome to Tutorial Tuesday.  Today I have  a pretty little pocket card to share with you.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
7-727E Bahama

Spellbinders:

S5-183 Gold Elements
S5-158 Timeless Rectangle

Other Materials Used:

Satin ribbon
Ranger Archival inkpad Aqua
Corner rounder


Step 1



Trim a piece of white Bazzill to 29x14.5cm, score and fold to make a card base.  Trim another piece of white cardstock to 14.5cm square as the base for the fancy pocket.

Step 2



Trim three piecess of Bahama Bazzill to measure 10.5cm square.  Line the Gold rectangle element up in the corner and cut.  Repeat with the remaining two squares.

Step 3 



Trim the excess cardstock from each of the triangle as pictured and fold under what remains.

Step 4



Adhere the first triangle to the square of white Bazzill then repeat with the remaining two. You may need to trim a little off the folded edge if it shows at the front of the square.

Step 5



Die-cut and emboss the fancy element from white Bazzill then rub the raised surface with the inkpad.

Step 6



With all three triangles folded into place adhere the inked element to the centre then wrap a piece of  ribbon around.  Adhere to the card base and add a ribbon bow and embellishment. 

Step 7 



Die-cut a Timeless Rectangle and layer some white Bazzill onto it to stamp a greeting and slip into the pocket.


Tutorial created by Design Team member-TRACEY
22 July 2013
Today we have a pretty card from Alicia.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 White 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-328 Foliage 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S2-015 Window One 
S5-176 A2 Floral Ribbon Threader 

 Other Materials Used: 

Metal charms 
Hemtique twine 
Sentiment Stamp 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
21 July 2013
I was after a soft, yet geometic look for this layout, so I reached for my Matting Basics dies. They are meant to be used as card fronts, but I thought the die cuts were brilliant for tiles. Each tile has been worked, whether it's to have a photo mounted on it, embossed, stamped or made with patterned paper. I added scraps of white cotton thread and a few sequins as embellishments, and then right at the bottom I used some BLINGabilities coloured with a Copic marker for some extra sparkle.




Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

French Vanilla 

 Spellbinders: 

ES-005 Enchanted 
S5-171 A2 Curved Matting Basics A 
S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B 

 Other Materials:

JustRite Stamps Shabby Music Background
LCED00067 BLING-abilities Diamond Strips and Accents 
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Alphabet 
Sequins 
Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Sticker 
KaiserCraft On This Day patterned paper 
Copic Marker YR02

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
19 July 2013
Here is another fun Christmas idea from Alicia



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

2-214E Red Devil 

10-1001 White 
5-589E Ivy


 Spellbinders: 

S5-040 Floral Doily Accent 
S5-055 Layered Poinsettia 

 Other Materials Used: 

Twine Paper 
Straws 

 Created by Design Team Member -ALICIA
18 July 2013
My liking for unusual Christmas colour combinations continues. Here I've used aqua and orange to decorate a polystyrene wreath that has been wrapped with tea stained calico. The bling and pearl headed pins were colour matched with a Copic marker.



Products Used:


Bazzill Basics Cardstock

8-811E French Vanilla 
7-792E Tropical 

 Spellbinders 

S5-122 Ribbon Banners Large 
S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes 

 Other Materials Used: 

KaiserCraft bling 
Pearl headed pins C
opic Marker YR07 
Basic Grey What's Up 6x6 paper pad 
Paper Smooches Joyful Greetings stamp set 
Strips of tea stained calico 
Polystyrene wreath 
Twine

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
16 July 2013
I love the neutral tones in this Christmas card, perfect for any part of the world- warm or cold.  





Products Used: 

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 Bazzill Basics multipack – Kraft 
9-690D - Kraft


Spellbinders: 

S5-159 Gold Labels four
 S5-082 – Nautical Frames and Accents 

 Other Products: 

Ranger Distress ink 
Assorted trim 
Kaisercraft pattern paper 
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots 
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

Created by Design Team member-BECK
15 July 2013
Hello everyone and welcome to Christmas in July.  We will be celebrating Christmas crafting with a week of Christmas projects.  

To start us off we have a pretty step card in traditional Christmas colours.




Products Used: 


Bazzill Basics Paper: 

SC5-531 Bazzill Green Centre Step Card
 S-531E Bazzill Green 
2-216 Ruby Slipper 
303982 Holiday style 8x8 pack 

Spellbinders: 

S4-346 Labels Twenty Two 
S5-055 Layered Poinsettia 

Other Materials Used: 

HOTP Christmas Art Stamps
Pearls

Ribbon
Gold stamp pad
Memento stamp pad 


Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
14 July 2013
This is a special ATC - made especially chunky for displaying, not so much for putting in a binder. It could also be used as a card front, or attached to a little canvas.

Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

9-960D Kraft 

  Spellbinders: 

S5-127 Labels Twenty-Eight 
MB1-505S Silver Hearts One - 5 Pack 
MD1-005 Hearts One 
S2-034 Ornamental Tags Three
 S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
 S5-084 Girlie Grunge Labels 
ES-005 Enchanted M-BOSSabilities folder 

 Other Materials Used:

JustRite StampsLarge Fancy Holiday Sentiments
Corrugated Cardboard (eg a scrap torn from a box) 
Gesso 
Hessian (burlap) scrap 
Calico
scrap Thin cream cardstock 
PVA glue Craft glue 
Red wool felt 
Seam binding 
Thermoweb 3D Zots 
KaiserCraft Sheet Music patterned paper 
Ranger Distress Inks - Walnut Brown, Fired Brick 
Tattered Angels Glimmermist - Black Magic

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
13 July 2013
Today we have a pretty layout from Carolyn


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

1-001E Bazzill white
2-216 Ruby slipper
2-214 Red devil
10-1081 Raven

Spellbinders:

S5-061 Daisy Topper
S4-137 Classic scalloped hearts
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms

Other Materials Used:

Fabscraps title
Pearls
Brads
Glimmermist
Kindyglitz

Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
11 July 2013
Today we have a pretty feminine layout from Alicia




Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

1-105E Petalsoft 
5-510E Parakeet 
8-811E French Vanilla 
9-960D Kraft

Spellbinders:

S4-328 Foliage
S5-086 Butty Blossoms
S5-050 Rose Creations
S6-005 5x7 Elegant Labels Four
ES-012 Infinity
S6-003 5x7 Enchanted Labels Twenty Eight

Other Materials Used:

Authentique patterned papers
 Florist wire 
Kaisercraft rubons 
Ranger perfect pearls 
Hemptique natural twine

Created by Design Team member-ALICIA
9 July 2013
Once in a while, a card calls for a bit of sparkle only glitter can provide. Here's how I put this card together:


Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E White
7-799E Sea Salt

Spellbinders:

S2-014 Medallion One

Other Materials Used:

Ribbon
StampIt Thank you stamp
Superfine glitter


Step 1
Make a white card base and cut a blue card front to fit.


Step 2
Cut an aperture in the blue card front using the border die from the Medallion One set, and then cut a medallion out of it.


Step 3 
Stick the medallion to a scrap of Jac paper.


Step 4
Place the medallion and Jac paper into position on the card front. The exposed Jac paper will adhere to the back of the card front.


Step 5
Sprinkle a generous amount of glitter onto the medallion. It will stick to the exposed Jac paper through the pattern of the medallion. Tap of the excess glitter.





Assemble the rest of the card by adding ribbon , a bow and a stamped sentiment.

Tutorial created by Design Team member-TERESA





8 July 2013
Today we have a pretty all occasion card from Carolyn.




Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

12-1220 Wedding Butterflies 
1-105E Petalsoft 

Spellbinders: 

S4-294 Beaded Ovals 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S4-136 Classic Hearts 
S4-137 Classic scalloped hearts 

Other Materials Used: 

JustRite Stamps Your Special Day Medallion Labels
Pearls 

Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
7 July 2013
I love making matching tags and gift bags and this one was no exception.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

Bazzill Basics Paper Range – Ambrosia collection pack
Bazzill Basics Paper Range – Heritage collection pack

Spellbinders:

S5-157 Labels Thirty
S4-395 Les Papillions Two

Other Products Used: 

JustRite Stamps Always and Forever Medallion Labels
Ranger Distress ink
Assorted ribbon and trim
Websters Pages Storytellers
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

Created by Design Team member- BECK
6 July 2013
I made this photo frame for someone who loves Paris, but the Eiffel Tower image could easily be replaced with a photo of a loved one or meaningful quote. The frame itself is very light weight - made from corrugated cardboard then painted and the front piece has been embossed with brick pattern. The acetate has also been embossed with the Grateful Lattice die to make it look like lead light.






Spellbinders: 

S5-145 French Frills 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S5-178 Arched Windows One 
EL-015 Bricks & Bark M-Bossabilities folder 
S5-164 Grateful Lattice 

Other Materials Used: 

Gesso 
Corrugated Cardboard 
MME Union Square 6x6 pad 
PaperXtra Glitter Blings 
Copic marker Y28
Silver Acrylic Paint 
Frayed Burlap Distress Stain 
Acetate 
Sandpaper

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
4 July 2013
A pretty card in feminine colours to share with you today

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

1-105 E Petalsoft
1-001 E Bazzill white
5-510 Parakeet
9-960 D Kraft
1-196 Juneberry

Spellbinders:

S5-160 Opulent Ovals
S4-371 Les Papillions
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S5-050 Rose Creations

Other Materials Used:

JustRite Stamps Always & Forever Medallion labels
Lace Tim
Holtz Distress ink
ribbon, pearls
MME patterned paper

Created by Design Team member- CAROLYN
3 July 2013
Today we have a pretty layout from Alicia.




Bazzill Basics Paper:

304425 Miss Teagen Sue paper Pack
9-960D Kraft
8-811E French Vanilla (cream)
15-591E Holly
303771 Half the edge-pirouette
Bazzill organza flower

Spellbinders:

S4-328 Foliage
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S4-379 Decorative4 labels one
S5-109 Vintage lace motifs
S50143 Jewel flowers and flourishes

Other Materials Used:

Ranger perfect pearls
Organza ribbon
Kaisercraft rub on

Created by Design Team ALICIA
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