Lily Impressions Cards

If you have seen my Facebook Live (you can find my page here), I promised to share the product links for the two alternatives that I created using the Lily Impressions DSP.

These are the cards…

Which do you prefer?

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

Please leave any questions or comments below – including whether you are an A-side or B-side DSP person!

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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!® 616

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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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!®

DSP Gift Card Envelopes

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 that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up! business and reach some goals we have set. 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 are the projects that I have made for our hop today…

We all know people who are really difficult to buy for and often feel guilty when resorting to giving gift cards. But when the packaging is this good you don’t need to feel bad! These cute little gift card envelopes are really quick and easy to make, using a single 6×6″ piece of DSP.

Let’s make it…

The first thing to say is be careful if your DSP has a pattern in which the orientation is important!

Start by trimming 3/4″ from the side of your DSP sheet to create the ‘belly band’. Along the remaining 5&1/4″ edge, score at 3/4″ and 4&1/2″. Turn the DSP and score at 1&1/4″ and 3&3/4″ along the 6″ edge. The smaller section will become your top envelope flap so, again, be careful with the orientation.

Fold and burnish all of your score lines. Cut along your score lines to the intersections so you remove the four corner rectangles. You can then create tabs as shown in the image below and round the corners (if desired).

Adhere strips of Tear & Tape to the small tabs and fold up the larger section to create your envelope. Fold the ‘belly band’ around your finished envelop to get the desired fold lines, remove and adhere. Then slip the ‘belly band’ over the envelope so that the join is at the back.

It’s as simple as that! But, you can of course embellish them to your heart’s content (particularly if your DSP is not as stunning as the Stampin’ Up! Wrapped in Plaid or Feels Like Frost)!

What now?

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post. If you would like to purchase any of the items used to make this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click one of the links at the end of this post and you’ll head straight to my online shop. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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

Happy crafting, h x

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Inlaid Pine Tree 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 for this blog hop full of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up! business and reach some goals we have set. 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 hadn’t heard of ‘inlaid embossing’ until a few months ago but it has quickly become one of my favourite techniques. Here I have used it to combine the Pine Tree Punch and Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I have then cut a layer from Whisper White cardstock and adhered one of the punched Pine Trees, also cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock. This layer is then embossed using the Pinewood Planks folder which embosses both the background and the Pine Tree! I think this looks fabulous and people always seem to be impressed as they can’t quite work out how you have achieved it.

The sentiment piece is created by heat embossing the ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment, from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This is cut out using the Stitched Rectangle dies and layered onto a larger rectangle cut from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP. I adhered the sentiment piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is accomplished with the addition of a few gold Metallic Pearls around the tree.

What now?

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post. If you would like to purchase any of the items used to make this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click one of the links at the end of this post and you’ll head straight to my online shop. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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

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