How to make a fabulous foliage ‘Hello’ card

Hello and welcome to my October Colour Challenge! I’m a little behind schedule but I think this is worth the wait! My randomly selected colour this month is Pretty Peacock and, as always, the first project is monochrome. Let me show you how to make a fabulous foliage ‘Hello’ card…

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Quite Curvy bundle. This is an early release product from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue and will be available to customers from 3rd November 2020. The order number for the bundle is 156228 so make a note of that ready to shop when the time comes! If you can’t wait until then, join my team and get hold of it straight away! For more details on that, click here.

Let’s make it… Quite Curvy Foliage Card

Start with a (standard A6) Whisper White Thick card base. Follow this with a layer of Pretty Peacock cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Next, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 9.5 x 13.9 cm to form the main card front.

Onto the card front, stamp the foliage image around the edges using Pretty Peacock ink. Colour in the leaves using the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Combo. Top tip: use the dark pen to create shadows where leaves overlap one another to help the images stand out and look more realistic!

Cut out a foliage element from Pretty Peacock cardstock using the Curvy Dies and adhere to the card front.

Stamp the sentiment (I have used ‘Hello’ from the Quite Curvy stamp set) in Pretty Peacock ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut out the sentiment using the relevant circle from the Stitched Shapes Die Set. Adhere this over the foliage element using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What a gorgeous card to let someone know that you are thinking of them. ‘Just because’ cards are my favourite!

What do you think to my Quite Curvy Foliage Card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Quite Curvy Foliage card. Are you a fan of Pretty Peacock? If so, check back next week for the next Pretty Peacock Colour Challenge which will feature it combined with Night of Navy and Granny Apple Green – wow!

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

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Happy crafting, h x

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How to make a masculine birthday card using ink blending

Hello and welcome to week 4 of my Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight Colour Challenge. This week we are combining it with Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow. These are really natural tones so I was torn between Rooted in Nature and Sailing Home. In the end I decided on this Sailing Home masculine card using ink blending – I hope you like it!

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Sailing Home Masculine Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Misty Moonlight cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Emboss the Whisper White layer using the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. I have further distressed the edges using a distressing tool. If you don’t have a distressing tool, you can achieve a similar effect using the blade of a paper of scissors (please be careful if using this method). Add extra interest to the Whisper White layer by splattering ink onto it using the Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers. To do this, remove the cap from the brush tip end, place the brush tip just inside the cap and flick against the inside edge of the cap.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Trim a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to 6.4 x 9.8 cm. Use a Sponge Brayer to blend from Misty Moonlight to Crumb Cake to Mossy Meadow. Spritz water onto the surface using a Stampin’ Spritzer and dab with a piece of tissue to lift some of the ink. Cut a length of Misty Moonlight ribbon and adhere to the back of this Shimmery White layer using Tear & Tape. Stamp the sentiment (I used ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Framed For You Stamp Set) in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies and adhere to the back of the Shimmery White layer.

Stampin' Up! Sailing Home masculine card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the lighthouse in Misty Moonlight ink, the compass in Crumb Cake ink and the anchor in Mossy Meadow ink and cut out using the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies (the compass requires a circle punch or die – I used the Stitched Shapes Dies). Adhere these elements as shown.

What do you think to my Sailing Home masculine card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Sailing Home masculine card. This is a great colour combination for nature-type images and scenes. I’m definitely going to make a version of this card using the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set 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. 

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

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For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the 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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How to make someone smile!

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for the SU! Colour Challenge for September. You can find the inspiration photo below. Click the link above for more information, to see the other entries or to take part. This colour combination really made me smile so I knew exactly which sentiment I had to use! The colours are so bright and cheerful that I wanted to show them off with a simple card. Does my Swirly Frames colourful card make you smile? Sending a handmade card is a great way to make someone smile!

Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it… Swirly Frames colourful card

Start by creating a (standard A6) card base from Whisper White Thick cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Basic Black cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The main card front is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Onto the card front, stamp the large circle from the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Frames Stamp Set in Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Magenta Madness ink. Stamp the smaller circle in Petal Pink and Balmy Blue ink. Cut matching colours of cardstock using the two circle dies from the Tasteful Labels die set. Adhere the cardstock circles into the centres of the corresponding stamped circle. Trim any pieces which overlap the card front.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Heat emboss the sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock. Cut out the sentiment using the Tasteful Labels dies and adhere to the card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Swirly Frames colourful card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Swirly Frames colourful card. I love combining these bright colours with a little bit of Basic Black – I think it makes them look even more vibrant. World Cardmaking Day is coming up on October 3rd so why not make a card, send a card, and make someone smile?!

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 current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them 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 the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – 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. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

Happy crafting, h x

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How to make a Family Party Birthday Card

Hello and welcome to Week 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight Colour Challenge. This week’s colour combination is Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue and Petal Pink. I’m going to show you how to make a Family Party Birthday Card.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Birthday Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Family Party Birthday Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Misty Moonlight cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. This will form the card front.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Birthday Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Onto the card front, stamp the presents from the Stampin’ Up! Family Party Stamp Set in both Petal Pink and Balmy Blue ink. Add the decorations and bows by stamping in Misty Moonlight ink. Fill any unwanted white-space by stamping the star cluster in Misty Moonlight ink.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Birthday Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment onto Petal Pink cardstock in Misty Moonlight ink. I have used the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set. Cut out the sentiment using the banner from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Labels Dies. Cut another banner from Balmy Blue cardstock and layer these together. Adhere the banners to the card front using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Family Party Birthday Card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Family Party Birthday Card. Misty Moonlight is still my favourite of the 2020-2022 In Colours and I think it looks great combined with Balmy Blue and Petal Pink. I’m sure I’ll be using this colour combination again in the near future.

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 current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them 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 the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – 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. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

Happy crafting, h x

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!®