Playing With Patterns Card

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Hello and welcome to a brand new Stampin’ Up! Suite Showcase. This month I will be featuring the Playing With Patterns Suite. Before I show you my Playing With Patterns Card, let’s take a look at what’s in the Suite…

Suite Introduction…

The Stampin’ Up! Playing With Patterns Suite (shown above) consists of:

You can purchase the whole Suite or any combination of the individual elements.

The Suite Colours are: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Purple Posy – such a vibrant, fun combination!

Each week I’ll bring you inspiration using this Suite. This week we are starting with a card which is suitable for those who have only purchased the stamp set. Next week we will include the dies; in Week 3 we will also add in the DSP and in the final week I’ll show you a project using the whole Suite. This way there should be plenty of inspiration for everyone, no matter what the budget.

Week 1: simple stamping…

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Purple Posy cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm which forms the main card front.

I have stamped images from the Stampin’ Up! Pattern Play Stamp Set in some of the Suite Colours – Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy. I have mirrored the stamping from top to bottom which leaves a central band of white space.

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White cardstock and this is trimmed to 10 x 1.5 cm. I have also decorated the sentiment piece with the circles image stamped in Coastal Cabana. This strip is adhered to a piece of Purple Posy cardstock which has been trimmed to 10 x 2 cm. The whole sentiment piece is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I stamped everything by hand because I wasn’t worried about everything looking perfect as the images on the stamps themselves are not perfectly level or symmetrical. However, if you prefer, the Stamparatus would be a great tool for making cards like this one.

What do you think to my Playing With Patterns Card?

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the Stampin’ Up! Playing With Patterns Suite and that you like my Playing With Patterns Card. It’s such a fun Suite and lends itself to really bright, colourful projects.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at

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 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 out my 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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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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