Painted Poppies Card

Hello, and welcome to part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set showcase. If you missed it, you can find part 1 here. As I mentioned last week, ‘Painted Poppies’ and is part of the gorgeous ‘Peaceful Poppies’ Suite.

The whole Suite is delightful and includes two stamp set and die bundles, DSP, sequins, ribbon and die-cut elements. You’ll find it on pages 24-27 of the new catalogue once you get yours! If you are in the UK and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the catalogue just get in touch and I’ll be happy to send you one.

This week’s project is a card which incorporates many elements from the suite – stamps, dies, Designer Series Paper (DSP) and embellishments.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Pool Party cardstock. The next layer is a piece of the beautiful Peaceful Poppies DSP but to add some extra interest, I have cut a window from the DSP using one of the dies from the Painted Labels die set. I have used the same die to cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock and adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the smaller label die from the Painted Labels set. Stamping towards the edge of the label leaves space that provides a great background for the focal poppy. This is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Poppy Parade cardstock and cut out using the coordinating die. I have also die cut three leaves from Old Olive cardstock and adhered them behind the poppy and behind the sentiment piece.

Extra texture is provided by a length of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon which is also adhered behind the sentiment piece. The final touch comes from the addition of both Peaceful Poppies Sequins and Pearl Basic Jewels.

Using DSP makes it so easy to create stunning cards but don’t be afraid to chop it up and die cut sections from it to add interest and to make it go further!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed finding out more about this fabulous stamp set and suite. Join me again next week for more inspiration. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, you can leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

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

Note: the new products won’t be available until 3rd January 2020, unless you join my team, in which case you can add them to your Starter Kit! Email me for more details.

Happy crafting, h x

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Wood and Copper – not just for home décor!

Hello, and welcome to Part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle showcase. If you missed it, you can find Part 1 here. Last week’s project only used the Stitched Stars dies from the bundle so this week I have incorporated the So Many Stars stamp set as well.

Wood and copper are a really popular combination at the moment in home décor and accessories. With this in mind, I decided to create a card using this same combination!

Let’s make it…

The base card is created from Early Espresso cardstock. The DSP layer actually comes from the Pressed Petals Suite which might come as a surprise! Its important not to feel constrained by the products. Don’t think that particular Suites have to stick together, mix and match so that you are getting maximum versatility from your purchases!

Across the top of the DSP layer, I have stamped a few of the small star-cluster images from the So Many Stars stamp set in Delicata Celestial Copper ink. This adds a beautiful subtle look which catches the light wonderfully. I have also wrapped a length of the Copper Trim around the DSP layer for added interest.

The focal point of the card is provided by the fabulous star swirl from the Stitched Stars dies which I have cut from Copper Foil Sheet. The additional stars that are cut out by the die have been adhered around the card too (the one in the top left corner is on a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional).

The sentiment is heat embossed in Copper Stampin’ Emboss powder onto Early Espresso cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. This is adhered to the main card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is a couple more stars cut from Copper Foil Sheet and adhered to the sentiment piece to tie it in to the rest of the card.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Please join me next time for more inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle. Don’t forget that most products from the Autumn / Winter catalogue are now only available while stocks last (a few products may carry over) so if you want to get your hands on this bundle, make sure you order soon. Any of the items used (and any other Stampin’ Up! products) can be purchased (subject to availability) from my online shop by clicking on one of the links below.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Happy crafting, h x

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Enjoy Life part 3

Today we are continuing the ‘Enjoy Life’ stamp set showcase. Again, I have chosen projects that demonstrate the versatility of this stamp set. These projects use a completely different colour palette than the previous two blog posts. I have gone for neutral colours with Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Early Espresso and I think this looks great used with the silhouette stamps in this set.

Enjoy Life Card

Starting from a Sahara Sand card base, I have stamped on a layer of Whisper White cardstock in Early Espresso ink. Adding the small flower stamp to the image of the grass adds a bit of extra interest and allows you to build up a unique scene every time. I have stamped the Crackle Paint background onto Sahara Sand cardstock in Early Espresso ink and added a strip of Burlap Ribbon. This piece is adhered to the Whisper White layer. The sentiment (which is fabulous) is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. An extra rectangle in Sahara Sand adds a nice little tab and helps to tie in with the gift tag.

Enjoy Life Gift Tag

Again, I have started from a Sahara Sand cardstock base for the gift tag and stamped the Crackle Paint background in Early Espresso ink. The tag is created using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. A strip of Burlap Ribbon is adhered to the tag, followed by the small sentiment piece which is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. The final layer is Whisper White cardstock with the corners rounded at the top and then the silhouettes stamped in Early Espresso ink. Final touches are added with the twine and thread.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Let me know if you have any questions. Next week will be the final instalment for ‘Enjoy Life’ and we’ll explore a different Stamp Set. It might even be something from the new catalogue!

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The products that I have used are listed below. To add any of these supplies to your craft stash, simply click the link and you’ll go straight to my online shop.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting, Helen x

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