Herringbone Technique Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card we created during our latest Online Team Meeting! This card uses the ‘Herringbone’ technique and is great for using up your patterned paper scraps!

If you would prefer to watch me create the card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Calypso Coral cardstock. I have then cut a 9.5 x 13.9 cm Whisper White layer to apply the Designer Series Paper (DSP) to. I have chosen to use the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad DSP which is one of my favourites from the current Annual Catalogue.

The DSP is cut into 1.2cm wide strips and adhered to the Whisper White layer to form the card front. This is then adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Share Sunshine Digital Stamp Set which you can find here, and is cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch. The 2.25″ Circle Punch is used to cut out a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock. These are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This is a great technique which allows you to use up DSP scraps as well as showing off a number of different DSP sheets on one card. Of course, if all the sheets are from the same DSP pack, you just know they will coordinate perfectly! Simply choose one of the coordinating colours for your card base and you are guaranteed a fabulous card.

What do you think?

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Don’t forget to check out the Share Sunshine PDF Download!

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. Note: the Share Sunshine PDF link is above.

Happy crafting, h x

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Under My Umbrella Card

Hello and welcome. Today I would like to share with you a card created using the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Bundle. If you’d prefer to watch me making this card, scroll to the end of this post where you’ll find my YouTube video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. For the main card front I have cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock and embossed it using the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

I have wrapped a length of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the top of the embossed layer and held in place using Tear & Tape (on the back of the embossed layer). I have tied another, shorter, length of the ribbon towards the right hand side. The card front can then be adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I have stamped the umbrella and boots images onto Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad DSP in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The umbrella is cut out using the coordinating punch and the boots are fussy-cut. The are adhered to a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been cut out using the Stampin’ Up! Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The umbrella handle is stamped directly onto the cardstock using Basic Grey ink. The image piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. This sentiment piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in todays project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on the individual links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

This card is also available as a ‘make at home’ kit. Find out more here.

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Bird Ballad Wall Plaque

This week, for my Saturday challenge, I wanted to create a home décor piece. I decided to make a hanging wall plaque. These are really simple to create but as papercrafters we often don’t venture into home décor as much as we should. There are numerous projects you can create including wall hangings, photo frames, paper flowers and so much more. What’s more, they make great gifts.

How to make it…

  • The base for the plaque is a wooden coaster.
  • For the hanger, simply attach a length of garden twin to the rear of the plaque with hot glue.
  • Adhere a piece of DSP to the coaster – in this case I used the papers from the Bird Ballad suite.
  • Using a basic sanding block, smooth the edges to remove any excess paper and to help prevent it peeling.
  • Edging the paper by adding ink with a sponge dauber – in this case I used Old Olive – helps to make the central images stand out.
  • Using white embossing powder, heat emboss the sentiment onto Old Olive cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Nested Labels dies. Die-cut a larger piece of Calypso Coral cardstock and layer up. Adhere the sentiment piece to the bottom right corner of the plaque.
  • For some of the examples I also fussy cut a bird from the DSP, backed it onto one of the Stitched Nested Labels and adhered to the top left corner of the plaque.
  • Add the final touch with a piece of ribbon, adhered to the back of the plaque using a hot glue gun. Try colouring a piece of Silver Edged ribbon with Calypso Coral blends for a bit of sparkle!

Why not have a go?

I hope I have inspired you to take your papercraft into home décor projects. If you would like to make this project yourself, a list of supplies is provided below. Simply click on one of the links to head straight to my online shop. I have included the stamps and dies separately and as a bundle depending on whether you already have either. Thanks for reading this post and if you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Happy crafting!

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