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

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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 Darling Donkeys Gift Tags!

Hello and welcome! Today I am sharing my first proper sneak peek of the products in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! catalogues. January sees the start of both the 2021 January – June Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogues. Today’s projects use a new stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue, which means you can earn it for FREE with a qualifying purchase! FREE donkeys!

Stampin' Up! Darling Donkeys gift tags by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it… Darling Donkeys Gift Tags

All three of the tags are created in the same way but using a different colour scheme.

Start by creating the basic tag shapes. Trim a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock to 5 x 10 cm. Use the Scalloped Tag Topper and Detailed Trio Punches to create the shape.

Stampin' Up! Darling Donkeys gift tags by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the donkey image from the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Colour the donkey using Stampin’ Blends (I used a combination of the Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Grey Granite Combos, plus Shaded Spruce and Rococo Rose for the flower).

Stampin' Up! Darling Donkeys gift tags by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment at the base of the tag. All of the sentiments I have used are included in the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set. I used Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight inks.

Stampin' Up! Darling Donkeys gift tags by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Embellish the tags using the 2020-2022 In Colour Enamel Dots and add coordinating ribbon to finish.

Aren’t these just so cute?! They are so simple to colour too – great for beginners or experienced colourists!

What do you think to my Darling Donkeys Gift Tags?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make these cute Darling Donkeys gift tags. Which donkey is your favourite? I think mine is the one sitting down! Which colour scheme do you prefer? I’d love to know.

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. The Darling Donkeys Stamp Set is not available to earn until 5th January but once it is, spend £45 and use the item code 155264 to claim yours! Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration items are only available while stocks last. These cuties are going to be popular so don’t delay!

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!®

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.

How to Mask and Sponge a Rainbow Poppy Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a gorgeous, bright and cheerful card. Read on to find out how to mask and sponge a Rainbow Poppy Card.

Mask and sponge Rainbow Poppy card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts featuring the Stampin' Up! Painted Poppy Stamp Set

Firstly, create a (standard A6) card base from Whisper White Thick cardstock. Next you will need a piece of Whisper White Cardstock measuring 13.4 x 9 cm. This piece will form the main card front.

Use the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Stamp Set to stamp the main image, twice, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then create a mask by cutting a circle from a piece of scrap cardstock. I used the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Die Set.

Mask and sponge Rainbow Poppy card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts featuring the Stampin' Up! Painted Poppy Stamp Set

With your mask in place, use a Sponge Brayer to apply ink to different parts of the image. The colours I used were: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Mango Melody.

Mask and sponge Rainbow Poppy card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts featuring the Stampin' Up! Painted Poppy Stamp Set

Heat emboss the sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black Cardstock. I used a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set. Cut out the sentiment using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes Die Set. Make sure that the sentiment is placed towards the bottom left of the die cut. Adhere the circle to the card front and trim with Paper Snips. Finally, adhere the card front to the card base.

What do you think to my Rainbow Poppy Card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to mask and sponge a Rainbow Poppy card! Don’t you think that this is a really bright and cheerful card? You could always change the colour scheme or even just use the same colour for all of the sponging to get a completely different look.

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

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!®