SU Rooted In Nature Card

Hello and welcome! I am delighted to say that I recently won an AAA Cards Challenge! If you would like to look back at the winning card, you can find it here. Having won the challenge, I was invited to be a Guest Designer for the latest challenge. Of course, I said yes!

The challenge rules are shown in the graphic below. You can visit the AAA Cards website to find out more about these challenges, view the entries or take part yourself.

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and to include the optional twist in my design. I hope you like it…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6 size) card base is created from Soft Sea Foam cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

Onto this Whisper White card front I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the bottom left hand corner.

I stamped the small leaf image three times, in Soft Sea Foam, Blushing Bride and Balmy Blue ink. I used a simple mask to ensure that the images didn’t pass the one third point.

I think this is such a clean and fresh colour combination, even if a little unexpected for leaves!

What do you think?

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 Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below.

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!®

SU Pressed Petals DSP Card

Hello and welcome. I really wanted to create a card the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Pressed Petals Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I couldn’t decided which designs to feature! There are so many fabulous images to choose from. I decided to design a card which could feature as many as possible!

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock and this is followed by a smaller layer of Mossy Meadow cardstock. I then took two sheets of DSP to create a split-panel for the third layer. The foliage pattern is probably my favourite out of the pack!

The DSP pack also contains sheets which are designed to be cut up and used as toppers and borders. I cut one of these toppers and layered it on to a slightly larger piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.

I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered this to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The topper is then adhered on top, at an angle.

The sentiment (which is from the Morning Star Stamp Set) is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. A length of Mossy Meadow Linen Thread is wound into loops and adhered to the card using a Mini Glue Dot. The sentiment is then adhered on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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 items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below.

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!®

Best Dressed DSP Frame Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you my third, and final, DSP Frame Card. This card features the Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed DSP. If you missed the first two, you can find them here… 1 and 2.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Mint Macaron cardstock. This is followed with a layer of Best Dressed Designer Series Paper (DSP).

The frame is created from Mint Macaron cardstock using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. This is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The chosen sentiment is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies. A piece of the DSP is cut out using a larger Stitched Rectangle Die and these two pieces are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I have offset the layering such that you can see more of the images on the DSP. The sentiment piece is adhered to the frame and the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals, respectively.

The final touch is added with a few Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

Sometimes, the DSP needs to be the star of the show and I think these frame cards are the perfect way to do it!

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 yourself? The sentiment in this card is from a Stamp Set which is now retired but you can choose any sentiment from your stash! All the other items can be purchased (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. The links will take you straight to my online shop.

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!®

Quick and Simple Painted Poppies Card

Hello and welcome! If you have followed my blog for a while you may have noticed that my card tend to be either really simple or have lots of layers and texture. That’s because I love both styles but also because we simply have more time to spend on some cards than on others.

What’s important to me, though, is that even the quick and simple cards should have some sort of positive impact (joy, hope or comfort, etc.) to the recipient.

Today’s project features the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Stamp Set…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Basic Black cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

Onto the bottom of the Whisper White layer I have stamped the image of multiple poppies twice in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. One of the poppies has been coloured with the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped onto Poppy Parade cardstock in Stazon Jet Black ink. I find that Stazon works better for small, delicate sentiments. The sentiment piece is cut out using one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What do you think?

I hope you like my project. 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 (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

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!®