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…

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!®

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!®

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

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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!®

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