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 October 2013
I love creating cards to order. This one was made for my daughter's friend, and the request was for a fun card in pretty colours. You can't go wrong with butterflies and pink for the pre-teen age group.




Bazzill Basics Cardstock: 

 10-1001E Bazzill White
6-662E Phlox
3-336E Pollen

Spellbinders:

S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B
LF-006 Wonderful Wings
S5-050 Rose Creations

Other Materials Used:

The Girl's Paperie patterned paper
Stampers Anonymous Simple Sayings stamp
Twine
Button

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
30 October 2013
Here is another layout by Beck that shows the versatility of plain cardstock. This mixed media layout shows just how much you can do by mixing things up and adding your own colours to compliment your photos.




Products Used: 

 Cardstock:

 DUWhite- White cardstock 

 Spellbinders: 

S5-193 – Tile works 
S6-009 – Font One Uppercase

 Other Products: 

 Prima brick texture stamp
 Ferro
 Faber-Castell Gelatos 
TCW Brick stencil 
Distress ink – Gathered Twigs 
Machine Stitching 

 Created by Design Team member- BECK
28 October 2013
People tell me all the time that they have trouble making cards for men. So here's an any occasions card to spark some ideas. 



Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

19-10475E Butter Cream 

Spellbinders: 

S4-116 Small Circles

 Other Materials Used: 

Authentique Peaceful 6x6 paper pad 
Darkroom Door Whimsical Words stamps 
AdornIt alphabet stickers 
KaiserCraft pearls

Created  by Design Team member TERESA
26 October 2013
Think about embossing instead of using patterneb paper all the time for your cards, this adds interest and texture to this card.


Products Used:

Cardstock:

DUWhite- White cardstock

Spellbinders:

S6-008 Exquisite Labels eleven
S4-395 – Les Papillions two
MB3-004 – Diamond Hatpin
MM1-004 – Aluminium Sheet
MD1-014 – Diamonds One
ES006- So trendy

Other Products Used:

Tsukineko ink pads
Assorted velvet ribbon
Prima Say it in pearls
Pearls
Large crimp bead
Just Rite Stamps – Large Sentiments

Created by Design Team member- BECK
24 October 2013
The new Tapestry die is simply beautiful. It reminds me of an ornate fence, so it was the perfect choice to match with this photo of my girl Lou leaning on a fence in a park. I even made a stencil out of it and used it to apply paint onto the layout. 



Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E Bazzill White 

 Spellbinders:

 S5-198 Tapestry 
S4-371 Les Papillions 
S5-199 Font One Lowercase 

 Other Materials Used:

KaiserCraft Rock patterned paper 
Ranger Distress Paint - Bundled Sage 
Various flowers 
Adhesive bling for flower centres

Layout created by Design Team member-TERESA
22 October 2013
It's time to start thinking about making some Christmas cards so today we have a lovely Christmas card from Alicia to inspire you.





Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001 Bazzill white
5-510E Parakeet 
2-214E Red Devil

Spellbinders:

S4-328 Foliage
S6-008 Exquisite labels eleven
S5-055 Layered Poinsettia

Other Materials Used:

Do Craft First Noel patterned paper
Ranger Liquid Pearls" white opal
Stampendous Tis the Season stamps

Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
20 October 2013
here's something serene about a window that opens out to a garden. With this card I try to recreate the look, with the beautiful shape of the arched window and the roses both ribboned and embossed on the background.


Products Used

Bazzill Basics Cardstock

10-1001E Bazzill White

Spellbinders

S2-026 Window Three
ES-016 Cabbage Roses embossing folder

Other Materials Used

Echo Park patterned paper
KaiserCraft ribbon roses
KaiserCraft pearls
Hero Arts stamp

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
18 October 2013
Today we have a nice boy themed layout from Alicia.






Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

5-569E Pear
9-960E Kraft

Spellbinders:

S5-192 Diamond effects
S4-354 Splendid circles
Other Materials Used:
Fancy Pants Hopscotch papers
Cocoa Ranger Perfect Pearls
Lindy's Stamp Gang mists
May Arts twine

Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
16 October 2013
I collect stamps, but not in the traditional sense. I collect used stamps to pass on to a charity called Rotary, who sell the stamps to raise money for special projects like installing water pumps in India so that residents can have clean water. It's a small thing for me to do but it makes a huge difference to someone else at the other end. Anyway, I needed somewhere to keep the stamps, so I found an old watch tin and decided to alter it. There's no mistaking what this tin is for now!





Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock

7-726 Lakeshore 
10-1001E Bazzill White 
 304407 Mac 12 x 12 paper pack 

 Spellbinders: 

S4-116 Standard Circles Small
 S4-126 Classic Squares Large 
S4-348 Postage Stamps

Other Products Used:

Tin

Created by Design Team member -TERESA
14 October 2013
This layout was created with all white Bazzill cardstock coloured up to different colours – who would know? If you don’t have the perfect coloured paper or cardstock, use paints, sprays, ink pads, embossing powders etc to add your own colour matching in perfectly with your project.








Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E Bazzill White

Spellbinders:

S5-161 Radient Rectangles
S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants
S5-050 – Rose Creations
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
LF-019 Grand Stately Circles

Other Products Used:

Stamp It Rubber Stamps – script
Zig wink of Stella brush clear
Tinby Designs Metallic Melts – Blue Ice
Tsukineko StazOn – Brown Timber
Tattered Angels Chalkboard- Decadence & Mint Chocolate
Glimmermist – crushed shells
Craft Queen twine – natural
Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Goosbumps
Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Fireworks – Summer Sky
Versa Magic Dew Drops –Sea breeze
Kaisercraft Grid Stamp
Miscellanies lace
Basic Grey Alphas
Kaisercraft – Dream Big texture stamp
Gesso
Texture Paste
Old tea bag
Gel medium
TCW Templates
Copic marker E11 Barely Beige
BoBunny Stamp
AC Thickers

Created by Design Team member -BECK
12 October 2013
Today we have a pretty layout from Alicia.





Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

Cream
Hillary

Spellbinders:

S4-328 Foliage
S4-409 Gold Majestic Circles
E3D-101 Roman Romance
E3D-009 Floral lables four
S5-061 Daisy Flower Topper
S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes

Other Materials Used:

Garphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar papers
Imaginarium chipboard title
Clear Snap fairy glitter
Bisque Ranger Liquid Pearls
Lindy's Stamp Gang mists

Created by Design Team member-ALICIA
10 October 2013
I used a number of mixed media products including sprays, Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Goosbumps, stamping with various background stamps and texture paste with stencils to create the background for this layout. By layering the different products you can achieve a great deal of interest.







Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E Bazzill White
10-1037E – Bazzill Blackbird
2-214E Bazzill Red Devil
7-7120C Tropical Breeze

Spellbinders:

S4-116 – Standard Circles SM
S4-092 – Stars five
S5-194 Pearl Effects

Other Products:

Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Goosbumps
Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts Fireworks – Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Paris Dusk
Black acrylic paint
Texture paste
Various background stamps
Various stencils
Sticker Alphas

Created by Design Team member-BECK
8 October 2013
With Spellbinders dies, you can cut a wide range of decorative shapes out of a variety of materials. I had this beautiful Labels Four shape cut from foil, and I wanted to give it a little bit of a shabby chic look. Here's how I did it:




Spellbinders

S5-159 Gold Labels Four
F-012 Precious Metal Foils

Other Materials

KaiserCraft Take Note patterned paper
Seam binding
Decorative pearl button
Ranger Distress Paint Bundled Sage
Gesso
Ranger Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy


Step 1


Cut the shape using Gold Labels Four, and give it a coat of gesso. The rougher the better, as it all adds texture to the finished product.


Step 2


Using the Distress Paint dauber, apply paint using a pouncing action. This also adds texture.


Step 3


When the paint dries (it can be sped up with a heat tool), apply some brown ink with a sponge.


Step 4


Adhere a magnet to the back.


Step 5


Embellish the front. Here I have used words from a sheet of KaiserCraft paper, a seam binding bow and a decorative pearl button.

It will now attach to a metal surface, such as this beautiful tin from Ikea as seen in the main photo.

Tutorial created by Design Team member-TERESA
7 October 2013
Today we have a gorgeous off the page project from Alicia.





Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 Bazzill white 
5-511E Hillary

 Spellbinders: 

S4-328 Foliage 
S4-354 Splendid circles 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S4-391 Swing time frame 
S5-050 Rose Creations 
S5-040 Floral Doily Accent 
S4-351 Spiral Blossom 1 
S5-143 Jewel Flowers and Flourishes 
S4-379 Decorative lablels one 
 MB1-515 Hearts One bezel 
MB1-502 Squares One bezels 

 Other Materials Used: 

Prima papers 
Flower soft 
Organza ribbon 
May Arts twine 
Metal handle 
 Floral wire 
Timber birdhouse 
Timber base 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
5 October 2013
The gold in this card really give it a Regal feel and accents the embossing and de-bossing of the designs

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

9-911D Wheat OP
7-7120C Tropical Breeze

Spellbinders:

S4-190 Labels four
S5-161 Radient Rectangles
E3D-011 Cane Weave Embossing folder

Other Products:

Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz
Tsukineko StazOn Timber Brown
May Arts Satin Ribbon
Liquid Pearls

Created by Design Team member-BECK 
3 October 2013
The ready-made bezels from the Media Mixage range make jewellery making so easy. Here's a necklace I made using some patterned papers, seam binding, bits and bobs from broken costume jewellery and some Ice Resin. I am quite chuffed with the result, and can't wait for an occasion to wear it! 



Materials Used:

Spellbinders: 

 MB2-001S Circles One Bezels 
MD1-007 Circles One dies 
S3-205 Petite Labels One 

 Other Materials Used:

Prima Romance Novel 6x6 pad 
Ice Resin 
Seam Binding 
Silver chain 
Assorted charms and jewellery findings 
KaiserCraft adhesive pearls

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
2 October 2013
This lovely small frame is beautiful to sit on your desk with a small stand behind. Add your desired word of inspiration along with decoration to the centre of the Bezel prior to adding Ice Resin to seal in your design and finish it off.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

5-5131E Lucky Green - OP
9-911D Wheat OP

Spellbinders:

S4-318- Fleur De Lis Squares
S4-126 Classic Squares large
S4-410 Gold Squares One
MB2-003S Silver Triangles Two
MM1-004 Metal - Aluminium sheet

Other Products Used:

Ice Resin
Metal charm
Ice Resin
Copic Markers

Created by Design Team member- BECK
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