Stitched Stars Tag

Hello, and welcome to week one of my Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle showcase. This bundle consists of the So Many Stars stamp set and Stitched Stars die set and it is simply gorgeous!

For today’s project I have only used the dies but the stamp set has some fabulous imagery and a great selection of sentiments so we will be exploring that a bit more next time.

Let’s make it…

The main body of the tag is made up of 4 of the Stitched Stars die cuts. I have alternated between Crumb Cake cardstock and the Wrapped in Plaid DSP as the stars decrease in size. The particular sheet of DSP used contains the colours Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and gold so I have used these colours in the extra embellishments and sentiment.

I have cut out a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock using the Sprig punch and a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper using the snowflake die from the Frosted Frames die set. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Whisper White cardstock. This has then been cut out using the Classic Label punch. The sentiment piece is adhered using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I have also added an extra couple of stars, one from the DSP and one from Gold Glimmer Paper to tie it in with the rest of the project.

The final touch is to add a length of Linen Thread. I adhered this to the back of the tag using Tear & Tape.

I think these tags look really luxurious and I’ll definitely be using them on my family’s presents.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post. Join me next week for more inspiration from the So Many Stars bundle. 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.

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

Happy crafting, h x

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Pine Tree Tags

Welcome to part three of my Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Bundle showcase. You can find the previous two blog posts here if you missed them… part 1 and part 2.

We all use a lot of gift tags at Christmas time. Using homemade rather than shop-bought really shows that you have put thought and effort into the whole gift-giving process. Tags are also a great, small canvas to start with if you get overwhelmed when making cards or larger projects.

Let’s make it…

The base of the tag is created from Shimmery White cardstock (which is perfect for watercolouring) and cut out using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. The bottom corners have been rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Having created the basic tag, I used Night of Navy ink and an Aqua Painter to apply a watercolour wash background. The plaid pine tree is also stamped using Night of Navy ink onto Seaside Spray cardstock and cut out using the Pine Tree Punch. This is adhered to the tag using dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and has been stamped vertically in Night of Navy ink. The ribbon is the NEW Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic ribbon and I have secured this with a length of Silver Metallic Thread.

The final touch is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels which help to complete the wintery night scene.

Next time…

Thanks for joining me this week. Next week I will continue to provide you with inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Bundle. I hope you can join me for that. In the meantime you can find more inspiration, from myself and other crafters, on my Pinterest board. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

Supplies list…

If you would like to add any of the products used to your own crafty stash, simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online store!

Happy crafting, h x

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Wonderful Romance – Part 1

Welcome to the April instalment of my Stamp Set showcase. This month we’ll be exploring Wonderful Romance and the accompanying suite Floral Romance. As always, the first week focuses on gift tags. Small projects like these can be less intimidating for the new crafter but can equally provide a nice sized canvas to express your creativity. Besides, if you have put a lot of thought into a present for someone and a lot of time and effort into creating a beautiful card, why allow the gift tag to let the whole thing down?!

As a demonstrator, I try to cater for all levels of crafter. So, however big your stash, you’ll find something that you can create or use as inspiration. And, if you feel like you are ready to take the next step in your crafting journey, you can find a list of the supplies I’ve used at the bottom of the blog, complete with links taking you straight to my online shop.

Stamping is easy and fun and no-one should feel that it is beyond them. Even simple projects can look stunning using Stampin’ Up! products.

Floral Romance Suite

The Floral Romance bundle features a stamp set and coordinating dies. The stamp set contains floral and foliage images and three gorgeous sentiments. The images are nice and open which allows colouring if that’s something that you enjoy but equally can be stamped onto coloured cardstock if you are not so keen! The dies cut out the main images from the stamp set but there are also extra foliage elements in a number of sizes; a really nice oval frame and an intricate border. The main colour scheme for this suite is Fresh Fig, Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink and the DSP also incorporates Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand and Whisper White. The DSP contains beautiful imagery, in a mainly subtle colour scheme but the game-changer is the inclusion of some incredible patterned vellum sheets.

The stamp set is versatile enough to be used on its own but the addition of the dies, DSP, embellishment, embossing folder and ribbon really allows you to take your projects to the next level.

The first projects I have to show you are gift tags. That won’t come as any surprise to those of you who know me as I love making gift tags. They finish a present off perfectly and really show how much you care, having put time and effort into even the smallest of elements of the gift.

Stamps, Ink, Cardstock

In this example I have only used the stamp set, cardstock, ink and some basic tools. I have used a 2×3” piece of Whisper White cardstock and trimmed off two corners to create a tag shape. I then punched a hole using a standard hole punch and threaded through some white twine. I have stamped the main floral image in Petal Pink ink, the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink and the speckles in Fresh Fig. What a great finishing touch to your gift, and so simple to make.

Let’s Add The Dies

In this example I have also used the coordinating dies, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) and a corner rounder (can be found on the Detailed Trio punch 146320 or the Envelope punch board 133774). I created the tag from Whisper White cardstock and stamped some background images in Petal Pink and Fresh Fig ink. The sentiment is stamped onto Petal Pink cardstock in Fresh Fig ink and the oval frame cut out using the dies. A number of leaves have been cut out of Mossy Meadow cardstock using the dies and layered behind the sentiment. The final touch is provided by the coordinating Fresh Fig ribbon.

Let’s Have It All!

In this example, I have used a number of elements from the suite. The tag itself is created from the DSP using the Scalloped Tag Punch and Corner rounder as mentioned above. The sentiment is stamped in Fresh Fig ink onto a coordinating piece of DSP. One of the Frosted Flowers embellishments has also been adhered to the sentiment piece to add an extra bit of interest. I have added some foliage cut out of Mossy Meadow cardstock using the dies. The final touches are provided by the Petal Pink ribbon and Fresh Fig twine.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the Wonderful Romance stamp set and the Floral Romance suite. In the next instalment I will be creating cards for each of the Beginner, Casual and Avid crafter levels. In the meantime, if you would like to purchase any of the products featured here, click the links below or pop over to my website at www.papercraftlife.com/shop

If you have any questions, you can email me at helen@papercraftlife.com or message me via my Facebook page www.facebook.com/helenchapmanhandmadecrafts

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Butterfly Gala Stamp Set Showcase – Gift Tags

Introduction

Welcome to the March instalment of my Stamp Set showcase. Last month we looked at the All My Love Suite and you can find the last blog post here. This month we’ll be exploring Butterfly Gala and the accompanying suite Gingham Gala. As always, the first week focuses on gift tags. Small projects like these can be less intimidating for the new crafter but can equally provide a nice sized canvas to express your creativity. Besides, if you have put a lot of thought into a present for someone and a lot of time and effort into creating a beautiful card, why allow the gift tag to let the whole thing down?!

As a demonstrator, I try to cater for all levels of crafter. So, however big your stash, you’ll find something that you can create or use as inspiration. And, if you feel like you are ready to take the next step in your crafting journey, you can find a list of the supplies I’ve used at the bottom of the blog, complete with links taking you straight to my online shop.

Stamping is easy and fun and no-one should feel that it is beyond them. Even simple projects can look stunning using Stampin’ Up! products.

Gingham Gala Suite

The Butterfly Gala bundle features a stamp set and coordinating punch. The stamp set contains a number of different butterfly images in different sizes and patterns. There are both outline and filler stamps so you don’t need to worry about colouring in (unless you want to!). There are also some lovely, versatile sentiments, including ‘You’ve Been On My Mind’ which is perfect to let someone know that you are thinking of them, whatever the occasion. The punch is the perfect size to cut out both the small and large butterfly images and is a great time (and effort) saving alternative to fussy cutting! The main colour scheme for this suite is Balmy Blue, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist.

As you may have guessed from the name of the suite, the Designer Series Paper (DSP) features a gorgeous gingham pattern and is double sided so you get a choice of small or large checks.

The stamp set is versatile enough to be used on its own but the addition of the punch, DSP, sequins and ribbon really allows you to take your projects to the next level.

Stamp set, ink, cardstock

In this example I have only used the stamp set, cardstock, Highland Heather ink and some basic tools. I have used a 2×3” piece of Whisper White cardstock and trimmed off two corners to create a tag shape. I then punched a hole using a standard hole punch and threaded through some white twine. The two butterflies are stamped in Highland Heather ink as well as the sentiment ‘Hello Beautiful’. What a great finishing touch to your gift, and so simple to make.

Let’s Add The Punch

In this example I have also used the coordinating punch, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) and a corner rounder (can be found on the Detailed Trio punch 146320 or the Envelope punch board 133774). I created the tag from Whisper White cardstock and stamped some background images in Balmy Blue ink. The image is then stamped again onto a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and the two butterflies cut out using the punch. These are then adhered onto the base tag using dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink onto a small piece of Whisper White cardstock and adhered this to the bottom of the tag. The final part is to thread through a length of twine. You can use the Silver and Pool Party twine for a subtle extra touch.

Let’s Have It All!

In this example, I have used most of the suite. The tag itself is created from the Grapefruit Grove DSP using the Scalloped Tag Punch and Corner rounder as mentioned above. The sentiment is stamped onto another piece of DSP in Highland Heather ink. I stamped the butterfly images onto Whisper White cardstock using Highland Heather ink and cut them out using the punch. These butterflies were then adhered to the tag using dimensionals. I used the ribbon (now sold out!) from the Sale-A-Bration promotion but you can use Whisper White ribbon and colour it using ink or Stampin’ Blends. Finally, I have added three of the adhesive backed sequins for the finishing touch.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the Gingham Gala suite. In the next instalment I will be creating cards for each of the Beginner, Casual and Avid crafter levels. In the meantime, if you would like to purchase any of the products featured here, click the links below or pop over to my website at www.papercraftlife.com/shop

If you have any questions, you can email me at helen@papercraftlife.com or message me via my Facebook page www.facebook.com/helenchapmanhandmadecrafts

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