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Full Of Perks!

Hello and welcome to Week 2 of my Coastal Cabana Colour Challenge. If you missed Week 1, you can find it here. This week the colour combination is: Coastal Cabana, Soft Sea Foam and Pumpkin Pie! I’ll admit that this one had me stumped for a while. This is not a combination that I would ever have thought of using. However, I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Press On Stamp Set and came up with this Full Of Perks Card…

Stampin' Up! Press On - Full Of Perks Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Create a (standard A6) card base from Coastal Cabana cardstock. Follow this with a card front of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

Stamp the small cups in the bottom right corner using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Colour the images using the Pumpkin Pie and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends Combos.

Stampin' Up! Press On - Full Of Perks Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut out the sentiment using the relevant Stitched Rectangles Die. Cut out a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock using the next biggest die. Layer these up using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Press On - Full Of Perks Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Double over a length of Coastal Cabana Ribbon (from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack) and adhere to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. Adhere the sentiment piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Full Of Perks Card?

I hope you like my Full Of Perks Card. Is this a colour combination that you have used before? If so, I’d love to see what you created. I’m having great fun with the Stampin’ Up! Press On Stamp Set. The little cups are so cute and so easy to colour using the Stampin’ Blends.

If you have any questions or comments, 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. The item code for the Press On Stamp Set will be 153392 once it available for general purchase.

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

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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

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Happy crafting, h x

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Rooted In Nature Frame Card

Rooted In Nature Frame Card

Hello and welcome to this blog post featuring my Rooted In Nature Frame Card! Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today and we hope you’ll find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world and are taking part in training to help us build successful Stampin’ Up! businesses and reach our goals. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or you may have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Here is the project that I have made for our hop today, using the Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set…

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Frame Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Soft Suede cardstock. The next layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 13.9 x 9.5 cm.

Stamp the large tree in Soft Suede ink into the centre of the Whisper White layer. Cut this out using the coordinating die from the Nature’s Roots Die Set.

Use the (approx.) 7.6 x 11 cm Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a frame from the remaining piece of Whisper White cardstock. You should now have three pieces – the tree, the stitched frame (with the tree cut out of it) and the outer frame (with the rectangle cut out of it).

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Frame Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Emboss the outer frame using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Adhere the stitched frame to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the tree die cut and carefully place it into the aperture in the raised frame.

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Frame Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede ink and cut out using the (approx.) 2.2 x 7.3 cm Stitched Rectangle Die. Cut a small length of Copper Metallic Ribbon (from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack) and adhere at the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. Cut another small length of the ribbon, thread it through one of the Acorn Trinkets and tie to the first piece of ribbon. Adhere the sentiment piece to the raised frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Rooted In Nature Frame Card?

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Rooted In Nature Frame Card. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

I think this card is a fabulous combination of clean and simple with a few great techniques thrown in. The Whisper White and Soft Suede colour scheme works so well with the copper embellishments.

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

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Happy crafting, h x

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Please click on the next person on the list (the one after me, Helen Chapman) to continue hopping! Enjoy!



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Step It Up… Rooted In Nature

Hello and welcome to the latest in my Step It Up Series! This follows on from my Stampin’ Basics Series which looked at everything you need to start your stamping and some hints and tips on how to get better results from your stamping. Now we are moving on to the ways in which you can take your projects to the next level!

In each episode we will look at a simple stamping project (just stamps, ink and cardstock needed) and explore different techniques and products that can be used to ‘Step It Up’.

If you would prefer to watch me create the cards, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you will find my video tutorial.

Today I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, and this is my ‘simple stamping’ project…

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm, which forms the main card front.

Onto the card front, I have repeatedly stamped the sentiment in Terracotta Tile ink, using multiple generations. I have then stamped the foliage images in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink.

Step It Up… Version 1

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

As in the previous example, the card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock. This time, the Whisper White card front layer measures 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

I have stamped the foliage in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink, as previously, but this time they are cut out using the coordinating Nature’s Roots Dies. This are adhered to the card front as shown.

A length of Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon is wrapped around the card front and adhered at the back using Tear & Tape. The card front can then be adhered to the card base.

The sentiment is stamped in Terracotta Tile ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The next two largesr dies are used to cut out pieces of Early Espresso and Crumb Cake cardstock. These are layered together with the sentiment and adhered to the card front.

Step It Up… Version 2

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

As in the previous two cards, the card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Early Espresso cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The card front is formed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm. In this case, the card front is embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.

The foliage and sentiment piece are created as in the previous card but this time the foliage is adhered to the back of the sentiment piece.

A length of Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon is doubled over and adhered to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. A length of Braided Linen Trim is tied around the ribbon to add extra decoration. The whole piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Step It Up Rooted In Nature Cards?

I hope you like my ‘Step It Up Rooted In Nature’ Cards. Which is your favourite? I hope I have managed to show you that there are many ways to create beautiful cards. We have looked at different ways to use layering, ribbon and embossing to create cards which are similar in theme but very different.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create any of these cards? 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

Happy crafting, 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!®

Lovely You Smile Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for a Colour Inspiration Challenge. I could not resist this colour scheme (see image below) so I created this Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Smile Card…

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Smile Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a Basic Black (standard A6) card base. Next cut a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock to 8.5 x 12.9 cm. The main card front is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 8.2 x 12.6 cm.

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Smile Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the foliage around the edge of the card front in Just Jade ink. Concentrate on filling the top right corner, round clockwise, to the bottom left corner. Next stamp a few of the flower images in Melon Mambo ink.

Trim a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 2.5 x 8 cm and shape using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Also shape a piece of 1.9 x 9 cm Melon Mambo cardstock and a piece of 1.2 x 8 cm Whisper White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Smile Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the ‘smile’ sentiment onto the Whisper White strip in Just Jade ink. Stamp over to the left hand edge of the strip. Layer up all the labels using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimesionals.

For the final touch, add a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the card.

What do you think to my Lovely You Smile Card?

I hope you like my Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Smile Card. Do you like this colour scheme? I think the contrast between the Basic Black and the Melon Mambo and Just Jade is fabulous! It seems to make them look even more vibrant.

If you have any questions or comments, 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

Happy crafting, 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!®