Birthday Bonanza Cake Toppers

Hello and welcome to part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite Showcase. If you missed the first two parts you can find them here… part 1, part 2.

This week I have a really fun project for you – cake toppers! There are so many images in the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set that lend themselves to these cute little decorations. They are sure to add the perfect finishing touch to any party.

Let’s make them…

I have used the colours from the Suite to stamp the images onto Whisper White cardstock – Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. I have also used Smoky Slate and Memento Tuxedo Black.

The Bonanza Dies were used to cut out the bunting (from the Birthday Bonanza DSP) and the characters. The candles and presents were cut using snips as these are really simple shapes.

Where the images are mounted on circles, I have used the 2″ Circle and Starburst Punches in Whisper White and coordinating colours respectively. The ‘Let’s Celebrate You’ sentiment was cut out using the Classic Label punch and this cake topper also features some of the Sequins from the Sale-A-Bration Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo pack.

I have cut an extra character using the dies (or circle using the punch) and sandwiched cocktail sticks between the layers to enable them to be placed into the cakes.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next time…

Join me next time for more inspiration using the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite. If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click the links below or here to head straight to my online shop.

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Honey Bee Clipboard

Welcome to the fourth, and final, instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set Showcase. If you have missed the first three posts you can find them here… part 1, part 2 and part 3.

This week I wanted to feature something a little different. I can’t be the only person who can never find their notebook? It lives on my craft desk and ends up underneath all sorts of things so I decided it needed a ‘place’. I bought a number of blank clipboards a while ago and realised that I could clip my notebook in and hang it up. Then I’d always know where to find it when I needed to see what was next on my ‘to do’ list. However, I wasn’t going to clip my gorgeous Bird Ballad DSP notebook to a boring brown clipboard was I?! No, it just had to be the Golden Honey DSP which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order during the Sale-A-Bration promotion! For more details, see here.

Let’s make it…

Firstly I chose one of the black and gold patterned papers from the Stampin’ Up! Golden Honey DSP pack. These papers are so luxurious! I measured the clipboard and adhered the paper. I needed to do this in sections so you can see the join at the top. I put the join here as it will mostly be covered by the notebook and the focal pieces are at the bottom. You could try harder to match the pattern but I was happy with this. I rounded the corners with a craft knife.

I then created the flower embellishments using the Daisy and Medium Daisy Punches. These were cut from Gold Foil Sheets. The centres of the flowers is Basic Black cardstock cut out using the 0.5″ Circle Punch. I adhered the flowers to the DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next I created the sentiment piece. I used the 2″ and 2.25″ Circle Punches to cut out pieces of Gold Foil Sheet and Basic Black cardstock respectively. I the used the Detailed Bee dies to cut a detailed bee from Basic Black cardstock and the honeycomb from Gold Foil Sheet. Remember to keep the little hexagons! The sentiment piece itself was created by heat embossing in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I layered everything together using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and adhered it to the DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch was to adhere a few of the Gold Foil Sheet hexagons onto the DSP and I was ready to clip in my notebook and hang on my craft room wall. I can’t promise I’ll never lose my notebook again but I’ll certainly have a very pretty clipboard!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed my Honey Bee stamp set showcase. I have certainly enjoyed creating the projects and sharing them with you. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

My Stamp Set Showcase for February will feature the super-cute Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies stamp set.

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

Happy crafting, h x

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Golden Honey DSP Card

Hello and welcome to the third instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set Showcase. If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here… part 1, part 2. This week I really wanted to make a card using the gorgeous Golden Honey Speciality DSP which you can earn for FREE with a £45 spend during the Sale-A-Bration event! If you would like more information about Sale-A-Bration feel free to email me: helen@papercraftlife.com or shop now.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White thick cardstock and I have followed this with a layer of Basic Black cardstock. The main card front is a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I have stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with the two flower images from the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set. Alternatively, you could use a piece of the DSP which has a very similar design.

I have cut three circles from the DSP using the 2″ circle punch and adhered two of them directly to the card front. The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangles. A larger Stitched Rectangle has been cut out of Basic Black and these have been layered together. However, I have offset them to give a slightly different effect.

The third DSP circle is adhered to the sentiment piece. I have also cut out a piece of Gold Foil Sheet using the Classic Label punch. The cut out was then snipped in half and both sections adhered to the back of the sentiment piece. The whole piece was then adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The black, white and gold foil combination from the DSP has been carried throughout the card and gives a sophisticated look. I think this card is really simple and effective and would be perfect for those people who are not so keen on bright colours.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Please join me again next week for another project featuring the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set. 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 item used in this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products), simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

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Painted Poppies Card

Hello, and welcome to the fifth, and final, instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Stamp Set Showcase. If you have missed parts 1 to 4 you can find them here… part 1, 2, 3 and 4. Next week I’ll start a brand new Showcase using the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set.

Having shown you a gift bag and fancy envelope on the latest showcase blogs, I wanted to go back to a handmade card this week. I wanted to incorporate some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies DSP but by using subtle elements of it rather than using it as the whole card front. The colour scheme I have chosen come from the DSP and is Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. Onto this a have stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink using the two texture stamps included in the set. I love texture stamps because they can be used to fill as much, or as little, white space as you desire! I have cut a couple of strips of DSP and adhered these to the card front. The poppy outlines have been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then they have been in-filled in Blackberry Bliss ink. These have been cut out using the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Painted Labels dies.

The card base is created from Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. Onto this a have stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink using the two texture stamps included in the set. I love texture stamps because they can be used to fill as much, or as little, white space as you desire! I have cut a couple of strips of DSP and adhered these to the card front. The poppy outlines have been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then they have been in-filled in Blackberry Bliss ink. These have been cut out using the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Painted Labels dies.

Similarly, the leaf outlines were first stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, in-filled in Old Olive ink and cut out using the coordinating dies. One of the poppies is adhered directly to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the other is raised up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Similarly, the leaf outlines were first stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, in-filled in Old Olive ink and cut out using the coordinating dies. One of the poppies is adhered directly to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the other is raised up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment piece, I have stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Blackberry Bliss ink. The sentiment comes from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set. This is cut out using one of the Painted Labels dies and adhered using dimensionals.

I think this card looks clean and simple without looking stark. The strips of DSP help to highlight the colours used for the poppies and the leaves and tie the whole thing together.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and the rest of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Showcase. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

Next time I will be featuring the brand new Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set and, let’s face it, who doesn’t love bees?!

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

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