Feels Like Frost Merry Christmas Banner

Hello, and welcome to the final instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Frost Suite Showcase. If you have missed the previous instalments, you can find them here (part 1, part 2 and part 3).

Pastel shades are set to be extremely popular this Christmas and with that in mind I really wanted to create a home décor piece for this final instalment. The Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Frosted Speciality DSP includes some gorgeous on-trend colours, such as Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Highland Heather. I have incorporated these colours into a fabulous ‘Merry Christmas’ banner.

Let’s make it…

The background pieces of the banner are created from pieces of cardstock measuring 11.5 x 13cm. You will need 14 or 15 of these depending on whether you will include a ‘space’ between ‘Merry’ and ‘Christmas’. I included a ‘space’ and therefore cut 5 pieces each of Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Highland Heather.

You will then need to die cut 14 or 15 of the flourish frames from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Frames die set in the coordinating DSP sheets. Adhere these to the relevant banners. I used Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and Tear & Tape because the back of this DSP is foil so can be difficult to adhere.

Next I cut the letters out of Stampin’ Up! Silver Foil Sheets. The dies that I used are actually retired but you can use your favourite alphabet dies. The final touch is a couple of snowflakes on each section of the banner. These are cut from the Silver Foil Sheets too, using the snowflakes from the Frosted Frames die set.

I think this makes a gorgeous festive feature that will grace your wall or mantle piece and impress your guests! If you would like to make your own, you can purchase the supplies (apart from the letter dies – although other alphabet die sets are available) from my online shop by clicking the links below.

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I hope you have enjoyed exploring the Feels Like Frost Suite with me! Next month we will be taking a look at the Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle.

If you have any comments or questions, please leave them below or you can email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Happy crafting, h x

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You Warm My Heart!

Hello! I’m really excited to be back with the third instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set Showcase. If you missed the first two posts you can find them here (part 1 and part 2).

This week I wanted to show that Frosted Foliage is not just for Christmas and doesn’t need to involve Balmy Blue or Night of Navy! With that in mind I have used a colour scheme of Very Vanilla and Soft Suede. I hope you like it!

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and I have followed this with a smaller layer of Soft Suede cardstock. The main background for the card is created from a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock onto which I have stamped in Soft Suede ink using the Crackle Paint background stamp. I have then embossed this layer using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. This gives a lovely texture to the background of the card.

For the sentiment piece I have also stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. This was then die cut using the Frosted Frames dies. I’ve added some extra interest by using a length of Copper Trim. The sentiment is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is created with the addition of gorgeous die-cut foliage from the Frosted Frames dies set. These have been cut from both Very Vanilla cardstock and Copper Foil Sheets. I think the shine and extra dimension produced by the foliage gives a lovely, luxurious feel to the card, making the recipient feel really special. Which, of course, is one of the main reasons to send handmade cards!

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Thanks for joining me today. I really hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

I hope you can join me next week for the final instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set Showcase.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I have used today (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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Let the DSP do the work!

Frosted Foliage Card

Welcome back to my Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set Showcase! You can find the first blog post in the series here.

Do you love to make handmade Christmas cards but struggle to find the time? Well, I have the answer! Let the DSP do the work! The Feels Like Frost DSP is fabulous. One side has gorgeous photo-real images in beautiful subtle colours whilst the other side has silver and white patterns and images that perfectly complement the images in the stamp set. This means that stunning handmade Christmas cards are just a couple of minutes away!

Let’s make it…

Frosted Foliage Card

The card base is created from Night of Navy cardstock. I have then used a layer of the gorgeous DSP which provides an instant background image. I have used the coordinating Frosted Frames dies to cut a piece of the silver and white DSP which helps to ground the sentiment piece. The sentiment (and a little bit of foliage) is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Seaside Spray cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangles dies. This is then layered onto a larger Night of Navy Stitched Rectangle. I have adhered this sentiment piece using Stampin’ Dimensionals allowing the final touch of a length of Seaside Spray metallic ribbon to sit underneath.

It really is that simple! These cards would be great for batch-making and you could use different colours and embellishments to coordinate with all of the different DSP images.

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Thank you for joining me. 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

Join me next time for more inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set and coordinating Feels Like Frost Suite.

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

Happy crafting, h x

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Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Card

Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Card

Hello and welcome to the first instalment of my November Stamp Set Showcase. This month I will be featuring the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set. This is a gorgeous stamp set which includes foliage, sentiments and the fabulous snowflake cluster which I have used on today’s card.

Let’s make it…

Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Card

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock to create the main card front. The snowflake cluster image has been stamped a number of times in Night of Navy ink. For the next stage I created a mask. To do this I cut a number of circles from a piece of Whisper White cardstock and placed this over the card front. You can either use Layering Circles dies or a variety of Circle Punches to do this. I then used a brayer to apply Seaside Spray ink through the mask.

To the top and bottom of the card front a have adhered strips of Night of Navy DSP. I think this particular DSP is perfect for Christmas cards because it reminds me of baubles!

The sentiment is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Night of Navy cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangles dies. This is attached to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. This is such a lovely sentiment, isn’t it? What more could we hope for over the festive period? The final touch is provided by the addition of a number of Snowflake Sequins.

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I hope you have enjoyed joining me today to make this beautiful card. Next week I will feature another project using the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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Happy crafting, h x

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