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How to make a Hot Dog I Love You card!

Hello and welcome to the January edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is ‘Love and Hugs’. Apparently it’s National Hug Day on 21st January (who knew that was a thing?). I decided to use the super cute ‘Hot Dog’ stamp set from the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I hope you like my Hot Dog I Love You card. Don’t forget to hop around and see all the inspiration we have for you on this theme!

Stampin' Up! Hot Dog I Love You card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Basic White thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4cm.

Cut a layer of Basic White cardstock to 9.5 x 13.9 cm and stamp the two dogs at the bottom using Night of Navy ink. Stamp the heart between them in Real Red ink.

Stampin' Up! Hot Dog I Love You card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Wrap a length of Denim Ribbon around the Whisper White layer on secure on the reverse using Tear & Tape.

Cut the heart and letters ‘I’ and ‘U’ from Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Playful Alphabet and Be Mine Stitched Die Sets. Adhere these elements above the ribbon using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Hot Dog I Love You card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the remaining sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto Basic White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Die Set. Adhere this to the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my interpretation of the theme?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this card. These sausage dogs are just so cute. The stamp set contains lots of small elements to enable you to personalise the dogs and build up scenes. I’m going to be using this set a lot!

If you have any questions or comments (or photos of your projects), please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here.

Why not hop along to the next blog to find out what my Stamptastic Friends have in store for you…

Happy hopping, h x



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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

Oh so versatile – Memories and More Card Packs

One of the most versatile products in the Stampin’ Up! catalogues are the Memories and More Card Packs. In the current catalogues there are three main options – Flowers For Every Season, Wonder of the Season and World of Good (see below).

Whether you are a memory keeper, journal keeper or a card maker these packs are worth a closer look.

In the upcoming Stampin’ Up! January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue there is also the Dandy Garden Memories and More Pack and this is the one I’m going to show you in more detail…

As you can see from the images, you get a LOT in a pack! In fact there are 50 double-sided cards and 4 sticker sheets for just £9.25.

For some of the packs you can also get a set of coordinating cards and envelopes. You can then simply adhere any of the Memories & More cards to the base card as a topper and you have the quickest, simplest card imaginable!

What are they for?

Well, I’m glad you asked! The answer is, whatever you want! As I mentioned above they are great as toppers to create quick and simple cards (using the coordinating card bases or by making your own); you can using them for scrapbooking or memory keeping – using a standard or ‘pocket’ album; you can use them for journalling; you can use them as little motivational reminder cards, as gift tags, to decorate gift boxes, … The only limitation is your imagination!

Keep an eye out over the coming weeks as I’ll be showing you just how versatile they are with a range of different projects.

Have you used Memories & More Cards before? What did you think? What did you use your cards for?

If you have any questions or comments (or photos of your projects), please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. Don’t forget that some of these products are not available to purchase (unless you are a demonstrator) until 5th January 2021 so they will not be listed.

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

How to create Handsomely Suited Gift Tags!

As you may know by now the Stampin’ Up! January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue is on its way! As a demonstrator I have been able to pre-order some of the fabulous products which is really exciting. I’ll be sharing them with you as much as possible so that you can decide which ones are for you and give you some ideas to get you started.

Today I want to share a couple of Handsomely Suited Gift Tags! These projects feature products from the upcoming Well Suited Suite. The Suite consists of the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set, Suit & Tie Dies (save 10% by purchasing as a bundle!), Well Suited Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Well Suited Twine Combo Pack.

Let’s make them… Handsomely Suited Gift Tags

Start by creating the base tag. For this you will need a piece of cardstock measuring 5 x 10 cm. Shape the tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. In the first example I have used Basic Black cardstock. In the second example I have used Whisper White Thick cardstock follow by a piece of the DSP.

Use the dies to cut out the collar (in the appropriate cardstock or DSP) and adhere to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

In the first example I have stamped the tie onto Smoky Slate ink in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is cut out using the coordinating die. Stamp the sentiment onto Smoky Slate cardstock and cut out using the Classic Label Punch. The word ‘handsome’ is from one of the larger sentiments in the Handsomely Suited so I masked off the rest of the sentiment before stamping. This label is then adhered to the tag using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

In the second example I have cut out the buttons from Seaside Spray cardstock and adhered them to the ‘shirt’ using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Seaside Spray cardstock and cut out using the Classic Label Punch. The label is adhered to the tag using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The ribbons I have used are the Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon (which I have coloured using the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends Marker) and the Night of Navy Ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack.

What do you think to my Handsomely Suited Gift Tags?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make these Handsomely Suited Gift Tags. I’m sure you are going to love this Suite – the DSP is full of gorgeous patterns just perfect for making these cute little shirts, suits and ties!

If you have any questions or comments (or photos of your projects), please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create these tags? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. Don’t forget that some of these products are not available to purchase (unless you are a demonstrator) until 5th January 2021 so they will not be listed.

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®

How to make a non-traditional Christmas card

Hello and welcome to the November Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! The theme this month is a non-traditional Christmas colour challenge! I can’t wait to see what my Stamptastic Friends come up with!

I got the inspiration for my card from the Stampin’ Up! Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper. The colour palette of this DSP definitely doesn’t scream Christmas! However, one of the sheets really reminded me of a snowy sky – albeit a Calypso Coral one! I hope you like it…

Non-traditional Christmas card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts using Stampin' Up! Peace & Joy bundle.

Let’s make it… Calypso Coral Christmas

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. Follow this with a piece of the DSP measuring 10.2 x 14.5 cm.

Non-traditional Christmas card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts using Stampin' Up! Peace & Joy bundle.

Using the Joy Dies, cut out the three layers in Vellum, Whisper White and Calypso Coral cardstock. I used the Adhesive Sheets on the Calypso Coral layer to make life easier. If you haven’t tried these sheets, they are perfect for this type of die cut with very little surface area for wet adhesive. Once these pieces are layered together, adhere them to the card front.

Non-traditional Christmas card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts using Stampin' Up! Peace & Joy bundle.

Using the Peace & Joy Stamp Set, stamp ‘merry’ and ‘and’ in Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Trim these pieces using Paper Snips and adhere to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Non-traditional Christmas card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts using Stampin' Up! Peace & Joy bundle.

For the final touch, add a few Pearl Basic Jewels over the ‘snowflakes’!

What do you think? Do you like non-traditional colours for Christmas cards or are you strictly red and green?!

What do you think to my non-traditional Christmas card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this MERRY AND BRIGHT non-traditional Christmas card. Which other non-traditional colours do you think would work for this card? I’d love to know. Why not send me a photo of your version?

If you have any questions or comments (or photos of your projects), please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. 

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here.

Why not hop along to the next blog to find out what my Stamptastic Friends have in store for you…

Happy hopping, h x



Product list…

Product List

|———–Disclaimer——–|

The content of this Blog, Youtube video, website, or other internet, or written medium is the sole responsibility of Helen Chapman as an Independent Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator (UK) and the use of and content of classes, services or products offered is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up!® My original designs are displayed for your enjoyment and inspiration. Please do NOT use any of my original designs for publication, contests or anything that may be in competition with me or Stampin’ Up!®