How to make a Hot Dog I Love You card!

Hello and welcome to the January edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is ‘Love and Hugs’. Apparently it’s National Hug Day on 21st January (who knew that was a thing?). I decided to use the super cute ‘Hot Dog’ stamp set from the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I hope you like my Hot Dog I Love You card. Don’t forget to hop around and see all the inspiration we have for you on this theme!

Stampin' Up! Hot Dog I Love You card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Basic White thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4cm.

Cut a layer of Basic White cardstock to 9.5 x 13.9 cm and stamp the two dogs at the bottom using Night of Navy ink. Stamp the heart between them in Real Red ink.

Stampin' Up! Hot Dog I Love You card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Wrap a length of Denim Ribbon around the Whisper White layer on secure on the reverse using Tear & Tape.

Cut the heart and letters ‘I’ and ‘U’ from Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Playful Alphabet and Be Mine Stitched Die Sets. Adhere these elements above the ribbon using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Hot Dog I Love You card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the remaining sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto Basic White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Die Set. Adhere this to the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my interpretation of the theme?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this card. These sausage dogs are just so cute. The stamp set contains lots of small elements to enable you to personalise the dogs and build up scenes. I’m going to be using this set a lot!

If you have any questions or comments (or photos of your projects), please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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 current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

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Rest & Relax, It’s Summer Time and You Deserve It!

Timeless Tropical Summer Card

Hello and welcome to the August edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is ‘Summer’! It certainly feels like we’ve had a bit of summer over the past few days so this Blog Hop is perfectly timed! This theme immediately made me think of the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, particularly the ‘Rest & Relax You Deserve It’ sentiment and the pineapple image. I decided to combine this stamp set with a few of the 2020-2022 In Colours because they are so bright, cheerful and ‘summery’. Let’s find out how I created this Timeless Tropical Summer Card…

Don’t forget to carry on hopping once you have read my blog post, the list of participants can be found below.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a (standard A6) Whisper White Thick cardstock base. Next, adhere a 10 x 14.4 cm Magenta Madness cardstock layer to the card base to add a lovely hint of shocking pink! Create the main card front from a 9.5 x 13.9 cm piece of Whisper White.

Use a Magenta Madness Stampin’ Write Marker to create ‘splatters’ across the card front. You can do this using the brush nib end of the marker and flicking it just inside the cap onto the cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Carefully ink up the pineapple stamp using Bumblebee and Just Jade ink pads. Stamp onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

Heat emboss the sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock and trim to 3.5 x 10.5 cm. Cut a length of Magenta Madness Ribbon and double over. Then adhere this to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Adhere the pineapples to the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhere the whole piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Timeless Tropical Summer Card?

I hope you like my card. This is a relatively quick card to create but I think the colour combination means that it really packs a punch! I love experimenting with different ways of attaching ribbon to my projects too and this is a lovely subtle way of adding a little extra interest and texture to your cards.

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

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 my latest Host Code and for more information on how to use it, click here.

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Happy hopping and happy crafting, h x

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Rooted In Nature Frame Card

Rooted In Nature Frame Card

Hello and welcome to this blog post featuring my Rooted In Nature Frame Card! Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today and we hope you’ll find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world and are taking part in training to help us build successful Stampin’ Up! businesses and reach our goals. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or you may have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Here is the project that I have made for our hop today, using the Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set…

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Frame Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Soft Suede cardstock. The next layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 13.9 x 9.5 cm.

Stamp the large tree in Soft Suede ink into the centre of the Whisper White layer. Cut this out using the coordinating die from the Nature’s Roots Die Set.

Use the (approx.) 7.6 x 11 cm Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a frame from the remaining piece of Whisper White cardstock. You should now have three pieces – the tree, the stitched frame (with the tree cut out of it) and the outer frame (with the rectangle cut out of it).

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Frame Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Emboss the outer frame using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Adhere the stitched frame to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the tree die cut and carefully place it into the aperture in the raised frame.

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Frame Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede ink and cut out using the (approx.) 2.2 x 7.3 cm Stitched Rectangle Die. Cut a small length of Copper Metallic Ribbon (from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack) and adhere at the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. Cut another small length of the ribbon, thread it through one of the Acorn Trinkets and tie to the first piece of ribbon. Adhere the sentiment piece to the raised frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Rooted In Nature Frame Card?

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Rooted In Nature Frame Card. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

I think this card is a fabulous combination of clean and simple with a few great techniques thrown in. The Whisper White and Soft Suede colour scheme works so well with the copper embellishments.

Would you like to create this card yourself? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links at the end of this post.

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.

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Happy crafting, h x

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A Little Something For You

A Little Something For You…

Hello and welcome to the July edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is the new 2020-2022 In Colours. The latest set of Stampin’ Up! In Colours consists of Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness and Bumblebee. Which is your favourite so far? I think mine if Misty Moonlight at the moment.

Stampin' Up! New In Colours 2020-2022

For today’s project I decided to use products from the upcoming August – December Mini Catalogue! I used the Warm Hugs Bundle and Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set and I hope to show you that very few stamp sets are just for Christmas!

Don’t forget to carry on hopping once you have read my blog post, the list of participants can be found towards the end of this post.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs and Wrapped In Christmas A Little Something For You Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a piece of the 2020-2022 In Colour Designer Series Paper (DSP) measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The main card front is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 8 x 12.4 cm.

Before adhering the card front to the card base I have stapled two lengths of In Colour Ribbon to the top left hand corner. This is one of my favourite ways of incorporating two different ribbons into a project.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs and Wrapped In Christmas A Little Something For You Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment (from the Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set) is stamped in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the circle die (from the Warm Wraps Die Set). This is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs and Wrapped In Christmas A Little Something For You Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The mug outline and in-fill is stamped in each of the In Colours onto Whisper White cardstock. These are cut out using the coordinating die and adhered to the sentiment piece and the card front as shown.

What do you think to my A Little Something For You Card?

I hope you like my ‘A Little Something For You’ card. I adore the new In Colours and I really like using ‘Christmas’ Stamp Sets for non-Christmas projects – us crafters love getting our money’s worth! This card would be great if you were giving tea / coffee / hot chocolate themed gifts.

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

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the (current) supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. Note: the products from the August – December Mini Catalogue are not available until 4th August, unless you are a demonstrator. The item numbers for these products are: Warm Hugs Bundle 155145; Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set 153481.

If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue or August-December Mini 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. My June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. For more information on how to use the code click here.

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Happy hopping and happy crafting, h x

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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!®