Embossing on Patterned Paper

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a project which involves embossing on patterned paper. This is a technique that I love to use but which people often forget about. It can be really effective – stamp large images or sentiments on fairly plain patterned paper or add your own extra patterns.

The card that I want to share is so quick and simple to make but I think the combination of wood grain, white and Early Espresso is really effective. You could, of course, step the card up if you wanted – perhaps with ribbon, embellishments, die-cuts or more stamping!

Embossing on Stampin' Up! In Good Taste patterned paper - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Early Espresso cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Next is a layer of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm which forms the main card front.

Onto the card front, I have heat embossed one of the large Swirly Frames and the sentiment (from the Stampin’ Up! So Sentimental Stamp Set) in white Stampin’ Emboss Powder. And that’s it! So simple!

What do you think to my Embossing on Patterned Paper Card?

Do you like embossing on patterned paper or is it a technique you have heard of but not tried? Why not give it a try? Which DSP have you got in your stash that you think would be great for this?

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.

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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!®

Age Cards for Kids

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card created using the Stampin’ Up! Family Party Stamp Set. I love this stamp set for making age cards for kids but it can be used for all ages and allows for some great personalisation. It pairs perfectly with the Pattern Play Bundle that we looked at yesterday too!

Age cards for kids using the Stampin' Up! Family Party Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Pacific Point cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Silver Foil Sheet measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Next is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm which forms the main card front.

Age cards for kids using the Stampin' Up! Family Party Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Onto the card front I stamped the numbers 1 to 8 in Pacific Point ink. I also stamped the stars images repeatedly around the edge of the card front in Bermuda Bay ink.

Age cards for kids using the Stampin' Up! Family Party Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The stars are also heat embossed in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and finally, I have framed the number 8 by heat embossing one of the Swirly Frames around it.

Do you like to make Age Cards for Kids?

Age Cards for Kids are great because they love the feeling that they are growing up! I tried to emphasise that on this card by including the numbers below 8, and framing the 8. The Family Party Stamp Set also contains ‘Daughter’, ‘Husband’, ‘Brother’ etc. along with phrases such as ‘To a wonderful’ and ‘For a special’ which means you can create so many cards for so many different people! Try pairing it with the Pattern Play Bundle for even more possibilities!

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 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!®

Hello Pattern Play Bundle

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like you to say ‘Hello’ to the Stampin’ Up! Pattern Play Bundle! Last week I introduced you to the Playing with Patterns Suite and used the Pattern Play Stamp Set to create this card. Today we are adding in the coordinating Playful Alphabet Dies.

Everyone needs an alphabet die set in their craft stash and this was is fabulous. The letters are a great size for using on so many paper craft projects – cards, scrapbooking, home decor, etc. You get numbers too which means you can take the personalisation even further! For today’s card I wanted it to feel like the letters were on balloons, floating at different heights across the card and spelling out ‘hello’.

Hello Pattern Play Bundle by Stampin' Up! - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm, onto which I adhered strips of Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Purple Posy cardstock (the Playing With Patterns Suite colours).

Hello Pattern Play Bundle by Stampin' Up! - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Across the card front I have heat embossed the ‘dots’ stamp in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Circles of each of the Suite Colours are cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies. The letters are also cut from the Suite Colours using the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each letter is adhered to one of the circles using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then on to the card from using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hello Pattern Play Bundle by Stampin' Up! - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by a number of Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Did you enjoy saying Hello to the Pattern Play Bundle?

I hope you like this Hello Pattern Play Bundle Card. This bundle, and the rest of the Suite, just cries out for gorgeous, bright and cheerful cards. I think it’s a great bundle for kids cards, teenager cards and, of course, for creating personalised projects. I’m sure we all know someone who has an unusual name or unusual spelling of a more common name – they normally miss out on personalised items but you can change that!

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 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

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!®

Grapefruit Grove Colour Challenge Week 1

Hello and welcome to my weekly Colour Challenge. It’s the first Tuesday of the month which means we have a new, randomly selected, colour – the retiring In Colour, Grapefruit Grove. As always, Week 1 is monochrome and I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Stamp Set.

Grapefruit Grove doesn’t always stand out that well for whole images or sentiments on Whisper White or Very Vanilla so I decided to do it the other way round!

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Grapefruit Grove cardstock and this is followed by a 14.4 x 10 cm layer of Grapefruit Grove cardstock.

I have heat embossed the various floral images from the stamp set onto the card front using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A length of Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon is then attached to the card front using one of the Mini Library Clips. This layer is then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment and rain drops are also heat embossed onto Grapefruit Grove cardstock using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This is cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The next largest die is used to cut out a piece of the Grapefruit Grove 6×6″ DSP. These two rectangles are layered together 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 the supplies (while stocks last in some cases) 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!®