Rainbow Graduation Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you my Rainbow Graduation Card! I’ve been having a lot of fun with the Stampin’ Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set recently – it’s great for any type of Congratulations card but the cute mortar board image and wonderful sentiments mean it’s perfect for Graduation Cards.

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.

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Basic Black cardstock measuring 10.2 x 14.6 cm. The main card front is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

Using the Stamparatus and the hinge-step technique, I stamped the ‘you did it!’ sentiment five times, in Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape inks. If you are not familiar with the Stamparatus or the hinge-step technique, take a look at my video here.

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I cut pieces of Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape cardstock into pieces measuring 3 x 2.5 cm and adhered them to the card front such that they aligned with the sentiment stamped in the same colour.

The mortar board image was stamped five times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Splatters of colour were created on the card front using Stampin’ Write Markers (Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape). To do this you use the brush tip end of the marker and flick it from just inside the lid, against the edge of the lid.

Four of the mortar boards were adhered to the cardstock squares (Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point) using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final mortar board was adhered just above the Gorgeous Grape sentiment, also using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Rainbow Graduation Card?

I hope you like my Rainbow Graduation Card. Rainbows are used more and more at the moment as a symbol of hope and encouragement which I thought would be perfect for a Graduation Card.

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 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!®

Congratulations on your Graduation!

Hello and welcome! Many graduation ceremonies have been postponed or even cancelled this year so I thought I really bright and cheerful card to say ‘Congratulations on your Graduation’ was in order.

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set with its really cute little mortar board and lovely, fancy, congratulations sentiment. Because I wanted something really bright and bold I combined this with the Pattern Play Stamp Set to create the fabulous background pattern.

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

Congratulations on your graduation card using Stampin' Up! products by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Magenta Madness cardstock – isn’t this new colour just gorgeous. I thought Melon Mambo was bright and bold but this takes it a step further! This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the striped background using the hinge step technique to alternate between Magenta Madness and Just Jade inks. I took lengths of the Magenta Madness and Just Jade In Colour Ribbons and stapled them to the Whisper White layer.

Congratulations on your graduation card using Stampin' Up! products by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is stamped in Just Jade ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the banner from the Tasteful Touches Die Set. I have also cut a piece of Just Jade cardstock using the same die and layered these together. The mortar board is stamped in Magenta Madness ink onto Whisper White cardstock, fussy-cut and adhered to the sentiment banner. The whole sentiment piece is then adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Congratulations on your graduation card using Stampin' Up! products by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my ‘Congratulations on your Graduation’ Card. I love the bright and bold simplicity of it!

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 crafting, h x

Product list…

Product List

Video tutorial…

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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!®

Bright & Cheerful Circles!

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share with you a card I created which was actually inspired by another of my cards! In Stampin’ Up! world, we call this CASing (Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit). The original card used a similar colour scheme but featured stars whereas I wanted to use the circle dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies to create this bright and cheerful card.

The idea for the colour scheme came from the latest The Spot challenge. Check out their website for more information about these challenges, to see the other entries or to join in.

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

Bright and cheerful card using Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Bundle

Let’s make it…

The DL card base is created from Mango Melody cardstock and is followed by a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock measuring 20 x 8.9 cm. The main card front is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 19 x 7.9 cm.

I have cut out pieces of Melon Mambo, Mango Melody and Granny Apple Green hardtack using the two circle dies from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Labels dies. Two of the layer die cuts (Melon Mambo and Granny Apple Green) were trimmed into two sections. All of the circles are adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Bright and cheerful card using Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Bundle

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock. The individual words are trimmed using Paper Snips and adhered to the circles using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Bright and cheerful card using Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Bundle

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this bright and cheerful Card and I hope I have convinced you that you that the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Bundle doesn’t have to be used with ‘neutral’ colour schemes. They look great too though!

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. The Tasteful Touches Bundle (154098) is from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which goes live on 3rd June 2020. Use the item number given to order these after that date. If you don’t have a copy of the 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 May 2020 Host Code is: TQRXHH3Z – 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

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

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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!®

SU Stitched Stars Birthday Card

Hello and welcome! I’ve got a fun, bright, cheerful card for you today – just what we need right now! This is a card I created for a Colour INKspiration colour challenge. You can find out more about these challenges on the Facebook page. The colour combination for the challenge was: Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody – wow!

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars Dies and Label Me Bold Stamp Set.

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

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Mango Melody cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock and a layer of Whisper White cardstock.

The Stitched Stars Dies are used to cut out a piece of cardstock in each of the challenge colours – Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody. These are all adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the Label Me Bold Stamp Set is stamped three times onto Whisper White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sentiments are cut out using Paper Snips and adhered to three of the stars using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think? It’s a great colour combination, isn’t it?! If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to make this card? You can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. You’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

Product List

Video tutorial…

|———–Disclaimer——–|
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!®