Stamping for Beginners – Stamparatus

HCHC Stamping for beginners course, lesson 6, the Stamparatus stamping platform

Hello and welcome to Lesson 6 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series. The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience.

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

HCHC Stamping for beginners course, lesson 6, the Stamparatus stamping platform

Last week…

In lesson 5 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course we looked at the different types of adhesive available from Stampin’ Up! and the applications for each of them. If you missed the video or the associated blog post you can find them here… Lesson 5 blog post – the video can be found at the end of the blog post.

This week…

This week’s lesson features a tool called the Stamparatus! This is the Stampin’ Up! Stamping Platform and it is a great addition to your craft stash whether you struggle to get a good impression when stamping or you want to achieve effects such as creating wreaths or the hinge-step technique.

HCHC Stamping for beginners course, lesson 6, the Stamparatus stamping platform

The Stamparatus is a considered purchase but I wouldn’t be without mine. It has some great features which make it stand out from other stamping platforms on the market.

You can purchase the Stamparatus here.

If you haven’t yet seen the video for Lesson 6, you can watch it here.

Next week…

I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-6, please leave them below or email me at

In Lesson 7 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about the different types of embossing and how you can use it to take your projects to the next level!

Lesson 7 will premiere on Monday 22nd June at 09:00 on my YouTube Channel.

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That’s all for now, see you next time!

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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