How to Step It Up with Beautiful Autumn

SIU With Beautiful Autumn

Hello and welcome to the latest in my Step It Up (SIU) Series! This follows on from my Stampin’ Basics Series which looked at everything you need to start your stamping and some hints and tips on how to get better results from your stamping. Now we are moving on to the ways in which you can take your projects to the next level! This week we’ll SIU with Beautiful Autumn!

In each episode we will look at a simple stamping project (just stamps, ink and cardstock needed) and explore different techniques and products that can be used to ‘Step It Up’.

Today I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and some of the other products from the Gilded Autumn Suite, and this is my ‘simple stamping’ project…

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Cinnamon Cider cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm. Onto this layer, stamp the acorn outline in Soft Suede ink and colour in using the in-fill stamps – the acorn cup is stamped in Soft Suede ink and the acorn is stamped in Cinnamon Cider ink. Adhere the card front to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10 x 2 cm. Adhere the sentiment piece to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Step It Up… Version 1

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

As in the simple version, the card base is created from Cinnamon Cider Cardstock. Again the acorn outline is stamped repeatedly across the Very Vanilla card front in Soft Suede ink. Before adhering the card front to the base, wrap a length of Cinnamon Cider Ribbon around it and adhere at the back using Tear & Tape.

Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla Cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Use a larger die to cut out a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock. Stamp the acorn outline onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. In-fill as before and cut out using the coordinating punch. Layer these elements together and adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Step It Up… Version 2

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Create a (standard A6) card base from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock. Adhere a layer of Cinnamon Cider cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm to the card base. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 9.5 x 13.9 cm. Emboss this piece using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.

Stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Use larger dies to cut out a piece of Brushed Metallic Cardstock (Copper) and a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Layer these pieces together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Cut out three acorns and two oak leaves from Brushed Metallic Cardstock using the punches and adhere to the back of the sentiment piece. Wrap a length of Metallic Ribbon around the sentiment piece and tie on one of the acorn trinkets. Adhere the sentiment piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Step It Up Beautiful Autumn Cards?

I hope you like my ‘Step It Up Beautiful Autumn’ Cards. Which is your favourite? I hope I have managed to show you that there are many ways to create beautiful cards. We have looked at different ways to use layering, ribbon and embossing to create cards which are similar in theme but very different.

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

Would you like to create any of these cards? 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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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!®

Simple But Elegant Personalised Birthday Card using Gilded Autumn

Hello and welcome to Part 4 of my Stampin’ Up! Gilded Autumn Suite Showcase. If you have missed the previous instalments you can find them here… Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Since Part 3 consisted of Gift Wrap for my Mam’s Birthday, you may have guessed that a matching card would feature at some point! And here it is… my elegant Gilded Autumn personalised card…

Stampin' Up! elegant Gilded Autumn personalised card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

I have used one of the Stampin’ Up! Notecards & Envelopes because the card will be going inside one of the Mini Paper Pumpkin boxes with another gift.

Trim a piece of Brushed Metallic Cardstock (Gold) to 8.2 x 11.6 cm. Follow this with a layer of the Gilded Autumn Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 7.7 x 11 cm.

Stampin' Up! elegant Gilded Autumn personalised card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment in Mint Macaron ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The sentiment I have used is from the Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set. Use the same die to cut a piece of the Brushed Metallic Cardstock. Adhere them together as shown in the image. Cut a length of the Mint Macaron Basket Weave Ribbon, double it over and adhere to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. Adhere the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Use the Foam Adhesive Sheets and the Playful Alphabet Dies to cut the required letters from Mint Macaron Cardstock. Adhere these to the card front.

Stampin' Up! elegant Gilded Autumn personalised card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Finish off with a few Gilded Gems.

I have included images of the card before adding the personalisation and gems because I think it would make a beautiful alternative card!

What do you think to my Elegant Gilded Autumn Personalised Card?

I hope you like my Elegant Gilded Autumn Personalised Card. This is such a gorgeous Suite which is great for Autumn Birthdays as well as many other occassions. I love this combination of Mint Macaron and Gold. Do you prefer the personalised version or the non-personalised version?

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 one 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

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!®

How To Make This Stunning Gilded Autumn Gift Bag

Hello and welcome to Part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Gilded Autumn Suite Showcase. Today I’m going to show you how to make this stunning Gilded Autumn gift bag with matching tag. If you missed the first two instalments of this showcase, you can find them here… Part 1 and Part 2.

As you may have guessed, this bag was made for my Mam! It’s her birthday at the end of the month and I wanted a cute bag to put some of her gifts in. As usual, she’ll see her presents here before she sees them in real life – sorry Mam!

Stampin' Up! Gilded Autumn Gift Bag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a sheet of the Gilded Autumn Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP). I chose the Mint Macaron sheet with Copper foil foliage because the foiling really makes it feel special.

Score the DSP at 10, 14.5, 24.5 and 29 cm. Rotate through 90 degrees and score at 5, 25 and 29 cm. Check whether your DSP sheet has a particular orientation before scoring! Fold along all score lines.

Stampin' Up! Gilded Autumn Gift Bag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Snip up the score lines at the bottom of the DSP to meet the horizontal score line. Create tabs by snipping off small triangles.

Assemble the bag using Tear & Tape on the 1cm tabs and on the bottom of the bag. Squeeze the top of the bag together to close. Punch holes in the top of the bag for the ribbon.

Create the tag using a 10 x 5 cm piece of Mint Macaron Cardstock. Shape the tag using the Detailed Trio and Scalloped Tag Topper Punches. Decorate with elements punched from the DSP using the Autumn Punch Pack. Cut the letters (Playful Alphabet Dies) from Copper Brushed Metallic Cardstock using the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

Stampin' Up! Gilded Autumn Gift Bag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Tie the tag to the bag using the Copper Metallic Ribbon and embellish with one of the Acorn Trinkets.

Finally, fill with goodies and gift to someone who deserves Speciality DSP for their gift wrap!

What do you think to my Gilded Autumn Gift Bag?

I hope you like this stunning gift bag; I’m sure my Mam will! Who do you know that deserves Speciality DSP for their gift wrap? Why not make a custom gift bag like this one?

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

Would you like to create this bag? 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

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!®

Rooted In Nature Frame Card

Rooted In Nature Frame Card

Hello and welcome to this blog post featuring my Rooted In Nature Frame 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 and we hope you’ll find lots of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world and are taking part in training to help us build successful Stampin’ Up! businesses and reach our goals. 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, using the Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set…

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Frame Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Soft Suede cardstock. The next layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 13.9 x 9.5 cm.

Stamp the large tree in Soft Suede ink into the centre of the Whisper White layer. Cut this out using the coordinating die from the Nature’s Roots Die Set.

Use the (approx.) 7.6 x 11 cm Stitched Rectangle Die to cut a frame from the remaining piece of Whisper White cardstock. You should now have three pieces – the tree, the stitched frame (with the tree cut out of it) and the outer frame (with the rectangle cut out of it).

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Frame Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Emboss the outer frame using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Adhere the stitched frame to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the back of the tree die cut and carefully place it into the aperture in the raised frame.

Stampin' Up! Rooted In Nature Frame Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment onto Whisper White cardstock in Soft Suede ink and cut out using the (approx.) 2.2 x 7.3 cm Stitched Rectangle Die. Cut a small length of Copper Metallic Ribbon (from the Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack) and adhere at the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. Cut another small length of the ribbon, thread it through one of the Acorn Trinkets and tie to the first piece of ribbon. Adhere the sentiment piece to the raised frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Rooted In Nature Frame Card?

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Rooted In Nature Frame Card. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

I think this card is a fabulous combination of clean and simple with a few great techniques thrown in. The Whisper White and Soft Suede colour scheme works so well with the copper embellishments.

Would you like to create this card yourself? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links at the end of this post.

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 out my 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.

Happy crafting, h x

Where next?

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



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