Playing With Patterns Gift Box

Hello and welcome to part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Playing With Patterns Suite Showcase. If you missed parts 1 and 2 you can find them here… part 1, part 2. Today I am sharing with you a Playing With Patterns Gift Box made using the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes which you can find on Page 152 of your 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

In Parts 1 and 2 we have concentrated on the Pattern Play Stamp Set and Playful Alphabet Dies from the Suite. Today, we are adding in the Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper (DSP). This paper pack is just so bright and cheerful! It’s great for all ages and perfect for those who love pattern and colour.

Let’s take a look at today’s project…

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Gift Box by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

Start by assembling your Mini Paper Pumpkin Box. The score lines are already there for you and you don’t need any adhesive for this bit.

The band is created from a piece of Purple Posy cardstock measuring 14 x 26.2 cm. The long edge is scored at 2.8, 12.6, 15.4 and 25.2 cm. Once I had folded and burnished the score lines, I applied Tear & Tape to the 1cm tab and adhered the band together.

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Gift Box by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

With the band in place around the box, I adhered a piece of the DSP (measuring 13.5 x 9.3 cm) to the top.

The ‘Just For’ sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Purple Posy cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies. The stamp is from the Meant To Be Stamp Set and I masked off the ‘you’ so that I could recreate that using the dies. The circle is adhered to the DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Gift Box by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The ‘y’, ‘o’ and ‘u’ are cut out of DSP using the Playful Alphabet Dies. These are then adhered to Coastal Cabana cardstock circles cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies. These are then adhered to the box using Foam Adhesive Strips.

The final touch is provided by a length of Purple Posy Ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack which I have tied around the finished box.

What do you think to my Playing With Patterns Gift Box?

I hope you like my Playing With Patterns Gift Box. These Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are great for little gifts and they also fit the Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes perfectly! This means you could add a note card in with your gift or you could even use the box to gift a set of beautiful note cards!

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 box? 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 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 (or those of you who would like to join my team of Inklings), 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!®

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

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!®

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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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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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!®