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Bonanza Buddies Birthday Cards

Welcome to part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite Showcase. If you missed part 1, you can find it here.

This week I really wanted to introduce you to the cute characters in the Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set. With that in mind I decided to create three cards using the same layout but each featuring a different character and sentiment. I hope you like them! Let me know if you have a favourite.

Let’s make them…

For the card bases I have used Terracota Tile (Koala), Coastal Cabana (Lion) and Daffodil Delight (Toucan) cardstock. Each of the main card fronts is created from Whisper White cardstock which has been embossed using the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder.

I have then trimmed pieces of the Birthday Bonanza DSP diagonally to fit the Whisper White cardstock layer. Wrapped around this is a length of Metallic Baker’s Twine (which can be yours for free with a qualifying spend during Sale-A-Bration). This is adhered at the back of the Whisper White layer using Tear & Tape and the whole piece of adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The animals are stamped in: Smoky Slate (Koala); Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody (Lion) and Memento Tuxedo Black (Toucan) inks and cut out using the coordinating Bonanza dies. These are then layered onto cardstock cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch and the Starburst Punch in coordinating colours: Terracota Tile and Daffodil Delight (Koala); Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay (Lion) and Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight (Toucan). I then adhered these to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment pieces have been stamped on Whisper White (Koala and Lion) and Daffodil Delight (Toucan) cardstock in Terracotta Tile (Koala), Coastal Cabana (Lion) and Memento Tuxedo Black (Toucan) ink. The sentiment pieces are cut out using the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered to the card fronts using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Which of the characters is your favourite? I think mine is the Lion as I love the extra layering for his mane, face and tail!

Next time…

I hope you can join me again next week for more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite. If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s projects (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on any of the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

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!® 164

Birthday Bonanza Gift Tag

Welcome to Part 1 of my Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite Showcase! There is a slight change of plan this week as the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set was on backorder and hasn’t arrived in time for the blog! However, I do have the Bonanza Dies and the Birthday Bonanza DSP so I designed a project using these. I hope you like it!

Let’s make it…

Start by cutting three of the tag shapes – two from Bermuda Bay cardstock, and one from the Birthday Bonanza DSP. Adhere the DSP tag to one of the Bermuda Bay cardstock tags to reinforce it. Next, cut a window out of the remaining Bermuda Bay cardstock tags using the Stitched Rectangles dies.

Cut the two banners from Birthday Bonanza DSP and adhere to the Bermuda Bay tag so that they cross the ‘window’. Trim so that you only have small ‘tails’ extending beyond the tag. Adhere this tag to your DSP tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Colour a length (approx. 20cm) of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon using the Mango Melody Dark Stampin’ Blend. Thread this through the hole in the top of the tag. Finally, tie a length (approx. 15cm) of Whisper White Bakers twine around the ribbon for extra decoration and to stop it coming loose.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Join me next time for more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite. We might even do some stamping!

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click the links below and you head straight to my online shop. Or click here to browse.

Happy crafting, 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!®

Honey Bee Clipboard

Welcome to the fourth, and final, instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set Showcase. If you have missed the first three posts you can find them here… part 1, part 2 and part 3.

This week I wanted to feature something a little different. I can’t be the only person who can never find their notebook? It lives on my craft desk and ends up underneath all sorts of things so I decided it needed a ‘place’. I bought a number of blank clipboards a while ago and realised that I could clip my notebook in and hang it up. Then I’d always know where to find it when I needed to see what was next on my ‘to do’ list. However, I wasn’t going to clip my gorgeous Bird Ballad DSP notebook to a boring brown clipboard was I?! No, it just had to be the Golden Honey DSP which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order during the Sale-A-Bration promotion! For more details, see here.

Let’s make it…

Firstly I chose one of the black and gold patterned papers from the Stampin’ Up! Golden Honey DSP pack. These papers are so luxurious! I measured the clipboard and adhered the paper. I needed to do this in sections so you can see the join at the top. I put the join here as it will mostly be covered by the notebook and the focal pieces are at the bottom. You could try harder to match the pattern but I was happy with this. I rounded the corners with a craft knife.

I then created the flower embellishments using the Daisy and Medium Daisy Punches. These were cut from Gold Foil Sheets. The centres of the flowers is Basic Black cardstock cut out using the 0.5″ Circle Punch. I adhered the flowers to the DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next I created the sentiment piece. I used the 2″ and 2.25″ Circle Punches to cut out pieces of Gold Foil Sheet and Basic Black cardstock respectively. I the used the Detailed Bee dies to cut a detailed bee from Basic Black cardstock and the honeycomb from Gold Foil Sheet. Remember to keep the little hexagons! The sentiment piece itself was created by heat embossing in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I layered everything together using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and adhered it to the DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch was to adhere a few of the Gold Foil Sheet hexagons onto the DSP and I was ready to clip in my notebook and hang on my craft room wall. I can’t promise I’ll never lose my notebook again but I’ll certainly have a very pretty clipboard!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed my Honey Bee stamp set showcase. I have certainly enjoyed creating the projects and sharing them with you. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

My Stamp Set Showcase for February will feature the super-cute Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies stamp set.

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, 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!®

Golden Honey DSP Card

Hello and welcome to the third instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set Showcase. If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here… part 1, part 2. This week I really wanted to make a card using the gorgeous Golden Honey Speciality DSP which you can earn for FREE with a £45 spend during the Sale-A-Bration event! If you would like more information about Sale-A-Bration feel free to email me: helen@papercraftlife.com or shop now.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White thick cardstock and I have followed this with a layer of Basic Black cardstock. The main card front is a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I have stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with the two flower images from the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set. Alternatively, you could use a piece of the DSP which has a very similar design.

I have cut three circles from the DSP using the 2″ circle punch and adhered two of them directly to the card front. The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangles. A larger Stitched Rectangle has been cut out of Basic Black and these have been layered together. However, I have offset them to give a slightly different effect.

The third DSP circle is adhered to the sentiment piece. I have also cut out a piece of Gold Foil Sheet using the Classic Label punch. The cut out was then snipped in half and both sections adhered to the back of the sentiment piece. The whole piece was then adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The black, white and gold foil combination from the DSP has been carried throughout the card and gives a sophisticated look. I think this card is really simple and effective and would be perfect for those people who are not so keen on bright colours.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Please join me again next week for another project featuring the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the item used in this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products), simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Product list…

Product List