Faux Watercolour Gift Tag

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you the faux watercolour technique using Stampin’ Write Markers. These markers can be used in so many different ways and this is one of my favourites.

Faux watercolour technique using Stampin' Write Markers and the Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set - gift tag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The tag base is a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper measuring 10 x 2.5 cm.

I have used the flower from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set and Stampin’ Write Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape. I used the brush end of the Markers to colour in the flower – I started with Flirty Flamingo on the outer petals and worked inwards with Melon Mambo and finally Gorgeous Grape in the centre of the flower.

Once I had applied the ink with the Markers, I spritzed the stamp with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer. I then stamped onto the paper twice – once in the bottom right corner and once in the top right (without reinking). It’s best to hold the stamp in place for a few seconds to allow the water and the ink to soak in to the paper.

Faux watercolour technique using Stampin' Write Markers and the Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set - gift tag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I heat embossed the sentiment (also from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set) in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock and trimmed it to 10 x 2 cm.

I adhered the sentiment to the tag base and then shaped the tag using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. It is finished off with a length of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

What do you think to faux watercolour technique?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this technique. Do you have Stampin’ Write Markers? Are you going to try the faux watercolour technique with them? If you haven’t purchased any yet, you should definitely consider it as they can be used in so many different ways!

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 Stampin’ Up! Annual 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. 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

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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!®

Scrap Paper Notepad

Hello and welcome! If you are anything like me you hoard scrap paper and have a bit of a notebook obsession! No? Oh, ok! Either way, I’d love to share with you this super quick and simple Scrap Paper Notepad that I made. It’s perfect for popping into your bag and jotting things down as you go. I know a lot of people make notes on their phones but for me, I much prefer writing it down with a pen or pencil on a real piece of paper!

Quick and simple scrap paper notepad by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The cover is created from a piece of Very Vanilla Thick cardstock measuring 10.5 x 21 cm, scored at 10.5 cm along the long edge. The bottom corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

To decorate the cover, I cut a piece of Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 10 x 10 cm and rounded the bottom corners as above.

For the pages of the notepad, I simply took scrap paper and trimmed to approximately 10 x 10 cm. The great thing is, you can use any scrap paper and it doesn’t matter if all the sheets are slightly different sizes.

Quick and simple scrap paper notepad by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Once the sheets were collated, I punched holes in the top of all of the sheets and in the back of the cover. Then you just need to thread through a length of ribbon and tie. I used the Terracotta Tile Ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack. And there you have it, your super quick and simple Scrap Paper Notepad!

Then just scribble away, tear out the sheets and refill when needed!

What do you think to my Scrap Paper Notepad?

I hope you like this Scrap Paper Notepad. Don’t forget you can embellish it further if you want to or you could stamp on the cover rather than using DSP. You could even use nice quality paper and trim them more carefully to give as little gifts!

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

Would you like to create this Scrap Paper Notepad? 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 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. 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.

If you have a large wish list… 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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|———–Disclaimer——–|

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!®

Granny Apple Green Bonus Project

Hello and welcome to the final instalment of my Granny Apple Green Colour Challenge. As there are 5 Tuesday in June, you get a bonus project this month! If you have missed the previous Granny Apple Green Colour Challenges, you can find them here… Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4. This week I have created a Meant To Be Watercolour Gift Tag to share with you.

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be Watercolour Gift Tag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The gift tag base is created from a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour cardstock measuring 10 x 5 cm. This is then shaped using the Scalloped Tag Topper and Detailed Trio Punches.

I applied water to the tag using a Water Painter and then applied Granny Apple Green, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight inks, allowing them to blend slightly.

The striped heart from the Meant To Be Stamp Set is stamped three times, in Granny Apple Green, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating Stitched Be Mine Die.

Stampin' Up! Meant To Be Watercolour Gift Tag by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Misty Moonlight cardstock and cut out using a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Die Set. One of the hearts is adhered to the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The whole piece os then adhered to the tag using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The remaining hearts are adhered to the tag using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the final touch is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

What do you think to my Meant To Be Watercolour Gift Tag?

I love my Colour Challenges as it means that I use combinations that I wouldn’t generally choose. Do you like my Meant To Be Watercolour Gift Tag? Which is your favourite of my Granny Apple Green Colour Challenge projects?

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

Would you like to create this gift tag? 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. Will you use the same colour scheme for your Pattern Play card or will you mix it up a bit?

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 June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. If you would like more information about how to use the code, you can find it here.

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. During June the offer get EVEN BETTER as you can also add in a FREE BUNDLE! Click here for more details.

Happy crafting, h x

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|———–Disclaimer——–|

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!®

Painted Poppy Scrapbook Page

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop full of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up! business and reach some goals we have set. 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…

I don’t often create scrapbook pages but it’s something that I would like to do more of. Here I have created a page as a memory of attending the Stampin’ Up! event OnStage LIVE in Dortmund, Germany in November 2019. I was lucky enough to have my photo taken with the Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up! so I wanted to create something special to remember the event by.

Let’s make it…

I started with a 12×12″ sheet of Whisper White cardstock and adhered strips of the Peaceful Poppies DSP to create the background for my page. The title piece is created using the alphabet from the Make a Difference Stamp Set. This is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut this out using the Stitched Rectangle dies and layered it onto a larger stitched rectangle of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. The title piece was decorated using flowers and leaves created with the Painted Poppies stamp set and coordinating dies and adhered to the page using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The main image for the page was trimmed and mounted onto layers of Whisper White cardstock and Peaceful Poppies DSP. The photo piece was decorated using flowers and leaves from the Painted Poppies stamp set and coordinating dies and then adhered to the page using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final element on the page is a simple envelope made from the Peaceful Poppies DSP and embellished using flowers, leaves and frames from the Painted Poppies stamp set and coordinating dies. I have also attached a bow using a length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. The envelope contains my favourite photos from the event, decorated to tie in with the page itself and some basic information about the trip. Each of these inserts is topped with a tab created from the Peaceful Poppies DSP using the Circle Tab Punch, making them easy to pop in and out of the envelope.

What now?

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post. If you would like to purchase any of the items used to make this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click one of the links at the end of this post 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

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

Happy crafting, h x

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