Stitched Stars Tag

Hello, and welcome to week one of my Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle showcase. This bundle consists of the So Many Stars stamp set and Stitched Stars die set and it is simply gorgeous!

For today’s project I have only used the dies but the stamp set has some fabulous imagery and a great selection of sentiments so we will be exploring that a bit more next time.

Let’s make it…

The main body of the tag is made up of 4 of the Stitched Stars die cuts. I have alternated between Crumb Cake cardstock and the Wrapped in Plaid DSP as the stars decrease in size. The particular sheet of DSP used contains the colours Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and gold so I have used these colours in the extra embellishments and sentiment.

I have cut out a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock using the Sprig punch and a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper using the snowflake die from the Frosted Frames die set. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Whisper White cardstock. This has then been cut out using the Classic Label punch. The sentiment piece is adhered using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I have also added an extra couple of stars, one from the DSP and one from Gold Glimmer Paper to tie it in with the rest of the project.

The final touch is to add a length of Linen Thread. I adhered this to the back of the tag using Tear & Tape.

I think these tags look really luxurious and I’ll definitely be using them on my family’s presents.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post. Join me next week for more inspiration from the So Many Stars bundle. If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click the links below 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

Happy crafting, h x

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Feels Like Frost Merry Christmas Banner

Hello, and welcome to the final instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Frost Suite Showcase. If you have missed the previous instalments, you can find them here (part 1, part 2 and part 3).

Pastel shades are set to be extremely popular this Christmas and with that in mind I really wanted to create a home décor piece for this final instalment. The Stampin’ Up! Feels Like Frosted Speciality DSP includes some gorgeous on-trend colours, such as Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Highland Heather. I have incorporated these colours into a fabulous ‘Merry Christmas’ banner.

Let’s make it…

The background pieces of the banner are created from pieces of cardstock measuring 11.5 x 13cm. You will need 14 or 15 of these depending on whether you will include a ‘space’ between ‘Merry’ and ‘Christmas’. I included a ‘space’ and therefore cut 5 pieces each of Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Highland Heather.

You will then need to die cut 14 or 15 of the flourish frames from the Stampin’ Up! Frosted Frames die set in the coordinating DSP sheets. Adhere these to the relevant banners. I used Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and Tear & Tape because the back of this DSP is foil so can be difficult to adhere.

Next I cut the letters out of Stampin’ Up! Silver Foil Sheets. The dies that I used are actually retired but you can use your favourite alphabet dies. The final touch is a couple of snowflakes on each section of the banner. These are cut from the Silver Foil Sheets too, using the snowflakes from the Frosted Frames die set.

I think this makes a gorgeous festive feature that will grace your wall or mantle piece and impress your guests! If you would like to make your own, you can purchase the supplies (apart from the letter dies – although other alphabet die sets are available) from my online shop by clicking the links below.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed exploring the Feels Like Frost Suite with me! Next month we will be taking a look at the Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle.

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

Happy crafting, h x

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Demonstrator Training Blog Hop October 2019

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 for 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…

Everyday Label Punch Box

Let’s make it…

This gorgeous little box is made using the Stampin’ Up! Everyday Label Punch and is perfect for party favours etc. as it is just the right size for everyone’s favourite chocolate (well, some people’s)!

The first step is to punch out 6 labels. I have used Petal Pink cardstock in my example. You then need to score each of the labels to create a rectangle as you can see in the image. You also need to create a base for your box which is a 6x6cm piece of cardstock, scored at 1cm from all four edges. Snip one side of each of the small squares created by the score lines to create tabs. You can then fold and burnish the creases and create the box base by adhering the tabs.

Decorate 4 of your labels using 3x3cm pieces of DSP. I have used some of the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad Suite DSP in my example. You can then adhere these to the box base. I found it easiest to apply adhesive to the edges of the box base and then apply to labels. Also adhere neighbouring ornate sections of the labels.

For the box lid, I adhered to labels together, offset by 90 degrees and decorated with a piece of DSP (3x3cm again). I used the 0.5″ circle punch and one of the Stampin’ Up! Metallic Brads to make a little knob on top of the lid.

Everyday Label Box

Then simply pop your chocolate treat inside and put the lid on top! I think these little gift boxes are really cute and they are so simple to make!

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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Pine Tree Tags

Welcome to part three of my Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Bundle showcase. You can find the previous two blog posts here if you missed them… part 1 and part 2.

We all use a lot of gift tags at Christmas time. Using homemade rather than shop-bought really shows that you have put thought and effort into the whole gift-giving process. Tags are also a great, small canvas to start with if you get overwhelmed when making cards or larger projects.

Let’s make it…

The base of the tag is created from Shimmery White cardstock (which is perfect for watercolouring) and cut out using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. The bottom corners have been rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Having created the basic tag, I used Night of Navy ink and an Aqua Painter to apply a watercolour wash background. The plaid pine tree is also stamped using Night of Navy ink onto Seaside Spray cardstock and cut out using the Pine Tree Punch. This is adhered to the tag using dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and has been stamped vertically in Night of Navy ink. The ribbon is the NEW Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic ribbon and I have secured this with a length of Silver Metallic Thread.

The final touch is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels which help to complete the wintery night scene.

Next time…

Thanks for joining me this week. Next week I will continue to provide you with inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Perfectly Plaid Bundle. I hope you can join me for that. In the meantime you can find more inspiration, from myself and other crafters, on my Pinterest board. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

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If you would like to add any of the products used to your own crafty stash, simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online store!

Happy crafting, h x

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