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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Step It Up… Tasteful Touches

Step It Up Tasteful Touches

Hello and welcome to ‘Step It Up Tasteful Touches’, the latest edition of my Step It Up Series! This follows on from my Stampin’ Basics Series which looked at everything you need to start your stamping journey 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 can find my video tutorial.

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

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Step It Up Tasteful Touches Card 1 by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

For today’s three cards I will be using the Stampin’ Up! Notecards & Envelopes. These are a great option if you are in a rush and don’t want to make your own card base.

I have stamped the flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set directly onto the notecard in Night of Navy ink.

Pieces of Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock are cut to 6 x 3.2 cm. Onto the Whisper White piece I have stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink. This piece is then layered onto the Night of Navy piece to help the sentiment stand out from the card base. These pieces are adhered to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

This is a really quick and simple card to make and is great for beginners or those short on time. However, what if you are ready it step up your projects or you want to spend a little longer creating a really special card? Well, there are many options and that is the purpose of this series. Today we are going to look at two alternative cards…

Step It Up… Version 1

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Step It Up Tasteful Touches Card 2 by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

To step up our cards we are going to use other products from the Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Suite.

On the second card, the main card front is formed by a piece of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 8.5 x 12.1 cm. This has been embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

The flower image has been stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

One of the Tasteful Labels Dies has been used to cut out a piece of Vellum Cardstock.

The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using another of the Tasteful Labels Dies. This piece is layered together with the Vellum and the flower and adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Step It Up… Version 2

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Step It Up Tasteful Touches Card 3 by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

In version 2, I have cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock to 8.4 x 12.7 cm and adhered it to the notecard. This is followed by a layer of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) measuring 8.1 x 11.9 cm.

The flower is, again, stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

The larger label die is this time used to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock which has then been embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

The sentiment has been stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. The sentiment piece is further decorated by stamping the foliage in Night of Navy ink around it.

The final touch is provided by a few of the In Good Taste Wooden Elements. The foliage pieces are adhered to the back of the flower before the flower is adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Step It Up Tasteful Touches Cards?

I hope you like my ‘Step It Up Tasteful Touches’ 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 DSP, Embossing Folders and Embellishments 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

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

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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!®

Step It Up… Lovely You

Hello and welcome to the first of 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! Lovely You Stamp Set, and this is my ‘simple stamping’ project…

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Cards by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Granny Apple Green cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Mango Melody cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Next is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm which forms the main card front.

Onto the card front I have stamped one of the foliage images from the Lovely You Stamp Set, a number of times, in Granny Apple Green ink. The small flower image is also stamped repeatedly in both Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight ink.

The sentiment is stamped in the bottom right hand corner of the card front in Granny Apple Green ink.

This is a really quick and simple card to make and is great for beginners or those short on time. However, what if you are ready it step up your projects or you want to spend a little longer creating a really special card? Well, there are many options and that is the purpose of this series. Today we are going to look at two alternative cards…

Step It Up… Version 1

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Cards by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

In version 1, the main card is very similar to the first example – a Granny Apple Green card base, followed by Mango Melody layer and a Whisper White card front.

The only difference in the stamping on the card front is that I have stamped the images all over rather than leaving the space for the sentiment. The sentiment is instead stamped onto a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock which is trimmed to 2 x 7 cm and then fussy cut to follow the shape of the top of the sentiment. This is then layered onto a piece of Mango Melody cardstock measuring 9.5 x 3.8 cm.

A length of Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon (part of the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) is looped back and forth and adhered to the card front using Tear & Tape. The sentiment pieces is adhered over the ribbon using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch on this version is provided by a few Pearl Basic Jewels which have been coloured using the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends pen.

Step It Up… Version 2

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Cards by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

In version 2, the main card is the same as that in version 1 – a Granny Apple Green card base, followed by Mango Melody layer and a Whisper White card front.

Before adhering the card front to the card base a have wrapped a piece of the Whisper White Faux Linen Trim around it and adhered it at the back using Tear & Tape.

The sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 8.5 x 1.9cm and cut out using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch (this is available as a bundle with the Lovely You Stamp Set with a 10% discount). The same punch is also used to shape a piece of Mango Melody cardstock with original measurements of 9.3 x 2.5 cm. These pieces are layered together and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch on this version is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

What do you think to my Step It Up Lovely You Cards?

I hope you like my ‘Step It Up Lovely You’ 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 ribbon, different types of embellishments (including colouring them with Stampin’ Blends) and different ways of displaying our sentiment – stamped directly onto the card front; layered simply using a paper trimmer and paper snips; and using the coordinating punch.

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 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one 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

Video tutorial…

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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!®