Jar of Flowers Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you this stunning Stampin’ Up! Jar of Flowers Card. This stamp stamp has a coordinating Punch and there are also Shaker Domes available to fit the punched image. I will be featuring cards using these extra elements in future posts but for know I wanted to show you what you can achieve with just the Stamp Set and some Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers Card using Stampin' Blends

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Purple Posy cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Highland Heather cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

The main card front is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm. Onto this I have stamped a number of the images from the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Flowers Stamp Set (all in Memento Tuxedo Black ink) – first I stamped the jar, then the flower stems, and finally the flower bunch.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers Card using Stampin' Blends

The stems are coloured using the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. The flowers are coloured using the Rococo Rose, Highland Heather and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends.

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Stamp Set and is stamped in Highland Heather ink onto Whisper White cardstock. This is cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The next two larger dies are used to cut pieces of Highland Heather and Purple Posy cardstock. These are all layered together and adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. You could, of course, simplify the card further by trimming rectangles of cardstock rather than using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Stampin' Up! Jar of Flowers Card using Stampin' Blends

The final touch is provided by a few Pearl Basic Jewels which have been coloured using the Rococo Rose Dark Stampin’ Blend.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed this Jar of Flowers Card and I hope I have convinced you that you can achieve great results just using the Stampin’ Up! Jar of Flowers Stamp Set. However, if you would like the coordinating Punch and Shaker Domes I’ll have projects coming soon to demonstrate those too.

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. The Jar of Flowers Stamp Set (152515) is from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which goes live on 3rd June 2020. Use the item number given to order these after that date. If you don’t have a copy of the catalogue, 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. My May 2020 Host Code is: TQRXHH3Z – 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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You’re Invited!

Hello and welcome! I will be hosting an Online Catalogue Launch Party on Friday 5th June and you’re all invited!

The party will be hosted by myself and two fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and it will be a day of LIVE demonstrations, sneak peeks at the brand new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, fun and prizes!

Online Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Launch Party

The party will take place on Facebook and you can join the group here.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, simply fill in the request form here. If you have shopped with me or attended one of my workshops the Catalogue is FREE, otherwise I ask that you cover postage and you’ll receive a voucher for that amount off your first order (within 12 months).

Online Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Launch Party

If you see products that you would like to purchase during this event, you can do so in my online shop. Please use the Host Code KMU24D9T to receive an extra little gift from me and to be entered into the Prize Draw!

I’m really excited about sharing this brand new catalogue with you and to host my first ONLINE Catalogue Launch Party! There are so many new things to love and some old favourites have carried over too. Don’t forget to request your copy here.

I’ll see you LIVE and in person on Friday 5th June. Keep an eye on the group as the full agenda will be posted there closer to the time!

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!®

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a Double Easel Fancy Fold Card made using the Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Suite. Fancy Fold Cards can be a bit daunting but this is a great fold to start with because it is pretty simple but it’s sure to impress the recipient!

If you would prefer to watch me create this card, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can watch my video tutorial.

A PDF Tutorial featuring this card is available to purchase here.

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card featuring the Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Grey Granite cardstock measuring 10.5 x 29.7 cm (i.e. an A4 sheet cut in half length-wise). This is scored at 14.9 cm to create a standard tent-fold card base.

The next layer is a piece of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 10 x 26.4 cm. This is scored at 6 and 12 cm along the long edge and the large panel adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card featuring the Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite

A sheet of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) has been cut into three panels: one measuring 13.9 x 9.5 cm and two measuring 5.5 x 9.5 cm. Onto the large panel I have stamped the foliage image from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set in Grey Granite ink. Each panel is adhered to the relevant Night of Navy panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The flower and foliage images are stamped onto Grey Granite cardstock in Night of Navy ink and fussy cut using Paper Snips. One of the large labels from the Tasteful Labels Dies is used to cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock. The Sprig Punch is also used to cut three pieces of vellum.

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card featuring the Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Grey Granite cardstock and cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. All of the decorative elements are layered together and adhered to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed this Double Easel Fancy Fold Card and I hope I have convinced you that it is not as difficult as it looks! Fancy Fold Cards are great for special occasions and special people in your life. It will be clear that you have put in that extra time and effort for them.

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. The In Good Taste Suite (154147) is from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which goes live on 3rd June 2020. Use the item number given to order these after that date. If you don’t have a copy of the catalogue, 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. My May 2020 Host Code is: TQRXHH3Z – 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.

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card - Video Tutorial featuring the Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite - by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

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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!®

Stampin’ Basics Lesson 3

Hello and welcome to Lesson 3 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series! The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience.

Stamping for beginners video series - lesson 3 - Ink explained

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

Last week…

In Lesson 2 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, we covered the different types of Stamps that are available, how to choose and how to get the best out of them. If you missed the video or the associated blog post, you can find them here… Lesson 2 videoLesson 2 blog post

This week…

In Lesson 3 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, we will talk all about ink! I’ll cover all of the different types of ink available from Stampin’ Up! and when to use them. There will also be some hints and tips along the way!

Stamping for beginners video series - lesson 3 - Ink explained

Take home message…

The most important thing I would like you to learn from this Lesson is to always buy the reinker for the ink pads that you purchase. Otherwise its easy to forget that you can and purchase a new ink pad instead! Plus, you can use them for other techniques as well (I mention some of these in the video).

Summary…

  • Classic Stampin’ Pads – water based dye ink available in 50 colours; use for general stamping; use for watercolour washes or watercolouring images stamped in StazOn; refill available; quick drying; can be used with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. See the selection or shop here.
  • Stampin’ Write Markers – water based dye ink available in 50 colours (plus Basic Black); use for stamping, colouring or writing; refillable with caution (!); quick drying. See the selection or shop here.
  • Memento Tuxedo Black – water based dye ink; use for general stamping; use when using Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers; refill available; quick drying. See links below.
  • StazOn Jet Black (Saddle Brown also available) – solvent based ink; can be used on almost any surface (not fabric); permanent; use for stamping images for watercoloring; not recommended for clear stamps; use StazOn Cleaner. See links below.
  • Versamark – oil based, ‘sticky ink’; use for heat embossing and tone-on-tone stamping; refill available; slower drying. See links below.
  • Craft Stampin’ Pad Whisper White – pigment ink; use on dark coloured cardstock; refill available; slower drying. See links below.
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I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-3, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next week…

In Lesson 4 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about cardstock and Designer Series Paper (DSP). You’ll find out the differences between different types of cardstock and lots of ways to use patterned paper (and, yes, you will need to open the packet and use it – not just admire it lovingly!)

Lesson 4 will premiere on Monday 1st June at 09:00 on my YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget…

If you shop online with me and spend between £20 and £99, always use my monthly Host Code for an extra little gift from me the following month. The Host Code for May 2020 is TQRXHH3Z – simply copy this code and then paste when prompted in my online shop.

Shop here.

If your Stampin’ Up! shopping basket ever reaches £99/129€ the best thing to do is to purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit! For £99/129€ you can choose £130/175€ worth of products and get FREE shipping. Contact me for more details or purchase the Starter Kit here.

That’s all for now, see you next time! Happy crafting, h x

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the video here…

Stampin’ Basics Lesson 3…

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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!®