Just (For You) Jade

Just (For You) Jade Card

Hello and welcome to this blog post featuring my Just (For You) Jade 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… I’m calling it my Just (For You) Jade Card!

Just (For You) Jade Card featuring the Stampin' Up! Meant To Be Stamp Set - 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 layer of Just Jade cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. For the main card front I have used a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

Onto the card front I have stamped the ornate heart image from the Stampin’ Up! Meant To Be Stamp Set repeatedly in Just Jade ink.

Just (For You) Jade Card featuring the Stampin' Up! Meant To Be Stamp Set - Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

A length of Just Jade Gingham Ribbon has been doubled over and secured using a length of Misty Moonlight / Silver Baker’s Twine (these are both part of the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack). This has then been adhered to the card front using a small piece of Tear & Tape.

The sentiment (also from the Meant To Be Stamp Set) is stamped in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. This is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. One of the Stitched Be Mine Heart Dies has been used to cut out a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock which has then been adhered to the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Just (For You) Jade Card featuring the Stampin' Up! Meant To Be Stamp Set - Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by a few 2020-2022 In Colour Enamel Dots (Misty Moonlight).

What do you think to my Just (For You) Jade Card?

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Just (For You) Jade Card. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

I think the colour combination of Whisper White, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight is wonderfully fresh and clean and would be appropriate for so many different types of card.

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.

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Happy crafting, h x

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Please click on the next person on the list (the one after me, Helen Chapman) to continue hopping! Enjoy!

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Simple Stamping with Comfort & Hope

Hello and welcome to the June edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is ‘Simple Stamping’. Simple Stamping is a phrase used a lot in the Stampin’ Up! world and it means just using Stamps, Ink and Paper (Cardstock). These projects are great for beginners, those without a die cutting machine, or for times when we need a beautiful card quickly! For my project I decided to pair Simple Stamping with Comfort & Hope, a brand new Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. I hope you like it!

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

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.

Simple Stamping Comfort & Hope 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.

Simple Stamping Comfort & Hope Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I have stamped the ‘twine loop’ in Crumb Cake ink onto the right hand side of my card front. The ‘grass’ image is then stamped repeatedly around this to form a loose wreath. I have used Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz ink and used multiple generations of stamping to get a range of colour tones.

The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Whisper White cardstock which is trimmed to 2.1 x 7 cm. I have also decorated the sentiment piece with the ‘grass’ image and the ‘gems’ image, both stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink. This is layered onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 2.6 x 8 cm.

Simple Stamping Comfort & Hope Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by the ‘rhinestones’ image which is stamped in the bottom left corner in Mossy Meadow ink.

What do you think to my Simple Stamping with Comfort & Hope?

I hope you like my card. I love the Stampin’ Up! Comfort & Hope Stamp Set. It contains a wonderful mix of background stamps, some gorgeous sentiments and great focal images. I think the inclusion of stamps which look like rhinestones and gems is inspired! They are a fabulous finishing touch without adding thickness or weight to your project!

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. 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.

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. You can also add an EXTRA FREE bundle to this offer during June! Click here for details.

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!®

Ornate Garden Money Wallet

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop full of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world and we’re taking part in a training program, helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up! business. We really appreciate your support. Today I’m going to share with you my Ornate Garden Money Wallet!

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…

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Money Wallet by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Are you ever disappointed when you buy a money wallet or gift voucher holder because it’s really flimsy and almost de-values your gift?! If so, why not make your own? This one is so easy to make, really sturdy and will certainly stand out from the rest!

Let’s make it…

The base of the wallet is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have trimmed an A4 sheet to a length of 27 cm and then scored at 9.9 cm and 19.8 cm.

To decorate the panels you will need 4 pieces of Early Espresso measuring 20.5 x 9.4 cm and one piece measuring 20.5 x 6.7 cm. You will also need 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) measuring 20 x 8.9 cm and one piece measuring 20 x 6.2 cm. I have used the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden DSP.

Layer three of the larger pieces of DSP onto three of the larger pieces of Early Espresso cardstock. Layer the smaller piece of DSP onto the smaller piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Money Wallet by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Adhere the left over piece of Early Espresso cardstock onto the central panel on the inside of the wallet. Apply Stampin’ Seal+ to the edges of the small panel, fold up and press to adhere. This creates the pocket. Adhere the cardstock / DSP layers to the remaining panels.

To decorate the front of the wallet I have used the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and Ornate Layers Dies. I have used the three thinner rectangular dies – the largest is used to cut out a piece of Early Espresso cardstock; the next size down is used to cut out a piece of DSP; and the stitched rectangle is used to cut out the sentiment piece. The sentiment is heat embossed onto Early Espresso cardstock using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Money Wallet by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

These pieces are then layered together and adhered to the bottom right hand side of the wallet front. The final touch is provided by a length of Old Olive Ribbon (from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) which adhered into a loop using Tear & Tape. The ribbon is placed around the wallet and another small length tied around it for extra detail.

What do you think?

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

Would you like to create this Ornate Garden Money Wallet? 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.

Happy crafting, h x

Where next?

Please click on the next person on the list (the one after me, Helen Chapman) to continue hopping! Enjoy!

Product list…

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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!®

Celebrate Masculine Makes!

Hello and welcome to the latest Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! We’re so pleased you could join us. This month our theme is Masculine Makes!

People often say they struggle to make cards for men but with Stampin’ Up! products there are so many options – Stamp Sets which cover different hobbies, outdoor scenes and so many colours to choose from!

I have decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and coordinating Garage Gears Dies for my project, I hope you like it…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and this is followed by a 14.6 x 10.2 cm layer of Basic Black cardstock. The main card front is created from a 9.9 x 14.3 cm layer of Whisper White cardstock.

I have used the ‘oil spill’ image (stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink) and some splatters (created using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker) to create a background.

The multiple gears die is used to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I have then pressed into a Versamark Pad and heat embossed using Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The die cut is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Buffalo Check Background Stamp is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and I have cut it down to 6.4 x 10 cm using the Paper Trimmer. I have distressed this using a distressing tool but you could always use the blade of a pair of scissors (please be careful!). I have also ‘scrunched up’ the cardstock (is that a real word?) and adhered it to the card front in just two places such that it looks a bit like a fluttering chequered flag.

The ‘celebrate’ sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. It is cut out using one of the label dies and distressed as above. I have then used Basic Grey ink and a Sponge Dauber to add a grungy look. I have adhered one of the Classic Garage Metal Elements to the sentiment piece using a Mini Glue Dot and the whole piece is tucked under the ‘flag’ and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A piece of Basic Black cardstock has been cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The 2″ Circle Punch has been used to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This has been decorated with splatters using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and the two pieces layered together. The car image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating die. This is layered on to the circles and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think?

I love all of the layers and texture on this card and I think it proves that masculine makes can be really detailed too.

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.

I hope you like my project. Don’t forget to carry on hopping to see what inspiration my Stamptastic Friends have for you…

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!®