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 2014
Another fabulous layout from Alicia.




Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001 Bazzill white
4-406E Chiffon 

Spellbinders:

S6-011 5x7 Reflective Moment
S4-092 Stars Five
S5-212 Belly Band One
S4-388 Stately Circles

Other Materials Used:

ManorHouse Creations papers
White Opal Ranger Liquid Pearls
May arts twine
chipboard title

Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
30 August 2014

I wanted to thank a friend for all the encouragement she has given me over the past couple of years. A card just didn't seem enough, so I applied the idea to a little canvas instead. This canvas can either be hung on a wall or sat on a shelf. 



Bazzill Basics Cardstock:


6-673D Lilac Sugar
4-406E Chiffon

Spellbinders:

LF-006 Wonderful Wings
S5-191 Decorative Labels Twenty Eight
S4-116 Standard Circles Small

Other Materials Used:

Canvas
Acrylic Paint
Twine
Sinamay
Studio 490 Crackled Texture Paste
FabScraps patterned paper
Vellum
KaiserCraft flowers
Stampers Anonymous stamps
Ranger Stencil - Honeycomb

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
29 August 2014
I wanted to include a little home made something in my daughter's lolly bags for her party and came up with these. They're little books, and probably not much good for writing stories in, but perfect for a couple of phone numbers and small enough to fit in a handbag too.


Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

3-336E Pollen
7-7116E Simon
1-125E Precious

Spellbinders:

S4-116 Standard Circles Small
S4-125 Classic Scallop Circles Small

Other Materials Used:

Various scraps of patterned paper and cardstock
Ribbon or twine

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
28 August 2014
Spellbinders dies can be used to create stencils that can be used to mask areas off when working with Jac Paper and glitter.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1023E White OP
10-1037E Blackbird

Spellbinders:

S2-048 Sprigs
S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B

Other Materials Used:

Glitter
Jac paper
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text 

Step 1
Cut a piece of Jac paper to the correct size and adhere it to a piece of cardstock. Cut out the centre of the backing paper with a Curved Matting Basics B die.


Step 2
Replace the Curved Matting Basics shape in the centre of the exposed Jac paper, and sprinkle yellow glitter onto the edge. Burnish the glitter well to ensure adhesion between each step - this will ensure there are no sticky bits left where subsequent glitter colours will stick.


Step 3
Remove the Curved Matting Basics shape and cut a couple of Sprig shapes from it. Apply these to the exposed centre of the card front, and sprinkle pink glitter onto the Jac paper. Burnish well.


Step 4
Remove the sprig shapes and apply blue/green glitter. Use this to complete a card.


Tutorial created by Design Team member-TERESA




27 August 2014




Products Used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

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

Spellbinders: 

S5-214 Scalloped borders 3 
S4-371 Les Papillions 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S2-048 Sprihs 
S2-067 Create-a-rose 

 Other Materials Used: 

Bo Bunny papers and ribbon 

Step 1 

Cut a strip of cardstock to 6x12 inches.  Arrange two border dies together at one end, and tape in place before die cutting. 

Step 2

From the opposite end mark intervals at 10, 6 and 10cm, then score and fold.

Step 3



Create a box from the remaining strip of cardstock trimmed to 14.5x23cm. Mark and score lines at 4.5cm, then 14cm, then another 4.5 across the long end, and 4.5, 5.5 and 4.5cm along the adjacent side. Cut notches in the corners as shown, then glue to he tabs to the inside of the box. Adhere inside the bag.


Step 6

Cut narrow strips and join together for the handle. Adhere the ends to the sides of the box.

Step 7


Hold bag closed and mark a spot for the notch to hold it closed, using the die cut pattern as the hook.Open bag and cut the notch. (note you may like to wait until you have added patterned paper. Go ahead and decorate with patterned paper and a Spellbinders Create-a-rose.

Created by Design Team Member - ALICIA
Here is a lovely gift idea.





Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001 Bazzill white
5-510E Parakeet 

Spellbinders:

S4-430 Foliage Flourish
S4-427 Decorative Labels Thirty Four
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms

Other Materials Used:

Pion Designs papers
 Satin ribbon 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
26 August 2014
Today we have another pretty card from Alicia.



Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001 Bazzill white
1-105E Petalsoft

Spellbinders:

S5-213 Belly Band 2
S4-430 Foliage Flourish
S4-431 Fancy Framed Tags three

Other Materials Used:
Maja design papers 
White Opal Ranger Liquid Pearls 

 Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
25 August 2014
So much fun to be had out of one 6x6 pad of patterned papers! This card is made from papers out of the one pad - colour co-ordination was a breeze! 



Products Used:

 Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E Bazzill White 

 Spellbinders:

 S5-207 Labels Thirty Eight 
4-226 Standard Circles Small 

 Other Materials Used:

KaiserCraft Dream Big 6x6 pad 
Seam binding

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
22 August 2014
A pretty card to brighten your day.





Materials Used 

Bazzill Basics Paper 

10-1001 Bazzill white 
7-706E Starmist 
 5-510E Parakeet

Spellbinders

S4-430 Foliage Flourish 
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms 
S5-211 Romantic Rectangles Two 

 Other Materials Used 


White Opal Ranger Liquid Pearls
Ranger Liquid Pearls

Justrite stamps
Vintage lace

Created by Design Team Member ALICIA


21 August 2014
I have used a Spellbinders die to make a stencil through which I have applied some texture paste.



Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E Bazzill White 
5-565E Aqua 
10-1037E Blackbird 

 Spellbinders:

 S6-002 5x7 Matting Basics B 
S4-371 Les Papillons 
S5-164 Grateful Lattice 

 Other Materials Used:

Studio 490 Crackled Texture Paste
 Darkroom Door Paint Splats stamps & Hello Baby Vol 2 stamps 
Hazel & Ruby super wide washi tape 
Kaisercraft flowers 
Fancy Pants Chalkboard Tape

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
20 August 2014
Here is a fun idea for a child's door name plaque.


Materials used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001 Bazzill white

Spellbinders:

S4-092 Stars Five
S5-159 Gold Labels Four
LF 190 Grand Labels Four
S5 077 Labels 25 

Other Materials Used:

Kaisercraft name plaque
Kaisercraft paint
My Mind's Eye papers
Platinum Ranger Liquid Pearls
Floral Wire
Utee embossing enamel

Step 1


Paint timber plaque and allow to dry, then cover front face in patterned paper

Step 2


Die cut labels in three sizes from patterned paper and card stock, and layer together with foam dots. 

 Step 3



Cut floral images and adhere tucked behind labels. Paint and emboss letters, then adhere to the centre of the labels.

Step 4



Die cut a series of stars from patterned paper in varying sizes. Adhere to the back of the plaque and to the front. Layer some with foam dots.

Step 5


Coil floral wire around a pencil to curl. Adhere to the back of a die cut star, then adhere a second star to the top with foam tape.

Step 6


Adhere the wired stars to the back of the plaque.

Tutorial created by Design Team Member ALICIA
19 August 2014
Here is another pretty layout from Alicia.






Materials used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:
10-1001 Bazzill white
6-620E Wisteria
5-510E Parakeet

Spellbinders:

 S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S2-046 Blooms 3

 Other Materials Used: 

Hemptique twine,
Kaisercraft rubon & rhinestones
My Two Angels metal trinket
vintage lace
Kindyglitz
Maja Design papers
Magic Mesh
Hessian.

 Created by Design Team Member-ALICIA
18 August 2014
Simple yet stylish - Radiant Rectangles are quite versatile and can be used to achieve many different looks.



 Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:
19-1120E Classic Magenta Prismatic 
10-1023E White OP 

 Spellbinders:

 S5-161 Radiant Rectangles 

 Other Materials Used:

Stamp It stamp - Frilled Pump 
Flowers 
Stickles Darkroom Door stamp- 1920's Chic

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
11 August 2014
Another sweet layout from Alicia.






Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

10-1001 Bazzill white
7-706E Starmist 

Spellbinders:

S2-063 Create an Aster
S5-086 Bitty Blossoms
S2-020 Medallion four
S4-427 Decorative labels Thirty-four
S4-430 Foliage Flourish

Other Materials Used:

Hemptique twine
Maja design papers
Fiskars Butterfly Magic stamps
Magic mesh
Lace
White Opal Ranger Liquid Pearls
Kaisercraft ink

Created by Design Team Member ALICIA
9 August 2014
Something a bit tropical this month, plus an old favourite in Carnation Creations.




Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Paper:

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

 Spellbinders:

S6-004 5x7 Detailed Scallops
S5-049 Carnation Creations
S2-066 Create a Gerber Daisy

Other Materials Used: 

Manorhouse Creations papers 

 Created by Design Team Member - ALICIA
7 August 2014
Being a very busy family of five, we often leave each other notes. Little reminders, like shopping lists or meeting times. I have made two magnets so we can keep better track of our notes using a frame die and the words from the Celebrations die set. Hopefully this will stop both my husband and myself responding to the note "buy milk" and we can have room in the fridge for something other than milk!




Materials Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1037E Blackbird 


 Spellbinders: 

S2-001 Frame One 
IN-012 Celebration 


 Other Materials Used:

 Graphic45 patterned paper 
Magnet

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
5 August 2014
Today we have a pretty friendship card in shades of pink.



Materials used: 

Bazzill Basics Paper: 

10-1001 Bazzill white 
1-105E Petalsoft 
5-510E Parakeet 

Spellbinders:

S6-011 5x7 Reflective Moment 
S2-047 Blooms Four 
S2-048 Sprigs 
S5-160 Opulent Ovals 

 Other Materials Used: 


Echo Park papers 
White Opal Ranger Liquid Pearls
Organza ribbon
Little Darlings rubberstamp


Created by Design Team member-ALICIA
3 August 2014
A sentiment and a simple shape were all that were needed for this glitzy card.


Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

19-1120E Classic Magenta Prismatic 
10-1001E Bazzill White 

 Spellbinders:

 IN-012 Celebration 
IN-015 Shoot! 

 Other Materials Used:

Glitter paper 

 Created by Design Team Member-TERESA
1 August 2014
The butterfly is a wonderful symbol of hope and transformation. Here it is used in a frame and on a background that has been embossed with one of the newer 3D folders. The detail is spectacular.




Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

10-1001E Bazzill White 
10-1037E Blackbird 

 Spellbinders: 

E3DS-001 Mediterranean Medallion 
S2-001 Frame One 
LF-006 Wonderful Wings 

 Other Materials: 

KaiserCraft patterned paper 
Darkroom Door Wilderness Filmstrip

Created by Design Team member-TERESA
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