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Stampin’ Up! in my Craft Room… OnStage @home!

Hello! November would normally involve heading off somewhere to meet up with 100s or 1000s of fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world. Obviously this year is a little different!

This year, OnStage was delivered virtually and it was still great fun! Nothing is quite the same as being in the same room as 100s of like-minded people, excited to craft together, discover new products and meet friends (old and new). However, Stampin’ Up! made a great job of replicating the experience as well as possible.

Prize Patrol became Pop-Up Prizes, Make & Takes became Stamp & Share. There was entertainment from Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, recognition, stamping demonstrations, business presentations, sneak peeks and all the usual fun! We even joined with a few other Stampin’ Up! teams via Zoom so that we could enjoy the fun together.

I was so pleased to be recognised for advancing to the title of Silver during the 2019/2020 Stampin’ Up! year! Thank you so much to all of my wonderful customers, my fabulous team leader and my lovely Inklings for making this possible.

I’m sure you’d like to see a sneak peek of some new products, right?! Well, I have seen the upcoming January-June Mini Catalogue (and you’re going to love it) but I’ve also had chance to play with some of the new goodies and place on order! I know, demo perks rock! Here are a few teasers…

These events always give you a great boost to your motivation and mindset with presentations covering overcoming obstacles, marketing, social media and helping your team members to get off to a successful start, whatever their goals.

I hope this has given you a taste of the Stampin’ Up! OnStage experience – maybe one day you’ll become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and attend yourself! They really do become highlights of your year! If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, you can email me or visit my joining page for more information.

Don’t forget that if you would like a copy of the January-June Mini Catalogue, simply fill in the form here.

Find out what we made at our October Team Meeting!

Unfortunately, our Stampin’ Up! Team Meetings are still not taking place in person. However, that doesn’t stop us from crafting together! Our meetings now take place via Zoom and are filled with as much crafting and chatting as always. Here are the cards that I created during the meeting…

Which is your favourite? Can you guess the Stampin’ Up! products used? Comment below with as many as you can spot and I’ll send one of the cards to whoever gets the most correct!

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

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. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

Happy crafting, h x

|———–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!®

How to make a fabulous foliage ‘Hello’ card

Hello and welcome to my October Colour Challenge! I’m a little behind schedule but I think this is worth the wait! My randomly selected colour this month is Pretty Peacock and, as always, the first project is monochrome. Let me show you how to make a fabulous foliage ‘Hello’ card…

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Quite Curvy bundle. This is an early release product from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue and will be available to customers from 3rd November 2020. The order number for the bundle is 156228 so make a note of that ready to shop when the time comes! If you can’t wait until then, join my team and get hold of it straight away! For more details on that, click here.

Let’s make it… Quite Curvy Foliage Card

Start with a (standard A6) Whisper White Thick card base. Follow this with a layer of Pretty Peacock cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Next, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 9.5 x 13.9 cm to form the main card front.

Onto the card front, stamp the foliage image around the edges using Pretty Peacock ink. Colour in the leaves using the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Combo. Top tip: use the dark pen to create shadows where leaves overlap one another to help the images stand out and look more realistic!

Cut out a foliage element from Pretty Peacock cardstock using the Curvy Dies and adhere to the card front.

Stamp the sentiment (I have used ‘Hello’ from the Quite Curvy stamp set) in Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut out the sentiment using the relevant circle from the Stitched Shapes Die Set. Adhere this over the foliage element using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What a gorgeous card to let someone know that you are thinking of them. ‘Just because’ cards are my favourite!

What do you think to my Quite Curvy Foliage Card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Quite Curvy Foliage card. Are you a fan of Pretty Peacock? If so, check back next week for the next Pretty Peacock Colour Challenge which will feature it combined with Night of Navy and Granny Apple Green – wow!

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. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

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!®

The ultimate paper craft multi-tool – Take Your Pick

The Stampin’ Up! Take Your Pick tool is a bit like the Swiss Army knife of paper crafting! Do you struggle to pick up sequins, paper accents and other small objects? Do you struggle to release card stock from dies and die cuts? Do you struggle to remove the backing from Tear & Tape? If so, the Take Your Pick tool is for you! It can help with these and many other applications.

What is the Take Your Pick tool?

The Take Your Pick is a multipurpose pickup and precision tool which simplifies fiddly paper crafting tasks. The basic tool is double-ended with a tacky putty tip at one end for picking up stubborn sequins and small accents, and a changeable tip at the other. This tip accommodates a mini spatula, paper piercer or one of two styluses for scoring or shaping.

What else?!

If that’s not enough for you, the putty is also available as a pack of two refill tips and you can purchase a die brush tip which comes with foam pads to help remove small pieces from dies!

How much?

The Take Your Pick tool is just £9! Putty refills are £3.25 (pack of two), and the Die Brush Tip is £8.25 (brush and two foam pads). Which means, you can get all three for just £20.50! That’s such a bargain for a tool as useful as this – I wouldn’t be without mine.

Where can I buy it?

Use the links below to purchase your Take Your Pick tool now and see how easy those fiddly jobs become!

Already have one?

Do you already have the Take Your Pick tool? If so, I’d love to hear which fiddly tasks you use yours for. Why not email me?

Questions?

If you have any questions or comments about the Take Your Pick tool, or anything else, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Shop Stampin’ Up! here

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

|———–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!®