Come Sail Away Decoration

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Suite Showcase. Last week I shared a simple watercolour card which you can find here if you missed it.

This week we are going to step-it-up a bit by using the coordinating dies and embellishments. This is a project I created a while ago but didn’t get round to blogging but I thought it would be perfect for this Showcase.

Let’s make it…

I started with a 15x15cm piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock to form the base of the decoration and cut away two corners to give a pennant shape. I then tore a strip of 15cm wide Balmy Blue cardstock and adhered across the centre of the pennant (trim to fit where necessary). I did the same with a strip of Sahara Sand cardstock and adhered to the bottom of the pennant.

I punched holes in the top corners using the 0.5″ Circle Punch and inserted a paper straw. You can then either thread string through the straw to enable hanging or tie a small length of string around the centre of the straw (at the back of the decoration).

The lighthouse and boat images were stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating dies. The anchor and compass images were stamped in Sahara Sand ink onto Whisper White and cut out using the coordinating dies and 1.5″ Circle Punch, respectively. The ships wheel and compass hands were cut directly from Sahara Sand cardstock.

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the label die. The flag shape is cut from Balmy Blue cardstock using the die and snipped in half before adhering to the back of the sentiment piece.

All the die cut elements were arranged and adhered to the base pennant using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensinals (sentiment piece).

Final touches were added using one of the Night of Navy Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots in the centre of the compass hands and an anchor Sail Away Trinket which is attached to the paper straw using Night of Navy / Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s projects (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) you can head straight to my online shop by clicking here or on any of the individual item links below.

Please join me next week for more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite.

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!®

Birthday Bonanza Cake Toppers

Hello and welcome to part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite Showcase. If you missed the first two parts you can find them here… part 1, part 2.

This week I have a really fun project for you – cake toppers! There are so many images in the Bonanza Buddies Stamp Set that lend themselves to these cute little decorations. They are sure to add the perfect finishing touch to any party.

Let’s make them…

I have used the colours from the Suite to stamp the images onto Whisper White cardstock – Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay. I have also used Smoky Slate and Memento Tuxedo Black.

The Bonanza Dies were used to cut out the bunting (from the Birthday Bonanza DSP) and the characters. The candles and presents were cut using snips as these are really simple shapes.

Where the images are mounted on circles, I have used the 2″ Circle and Starburst Punches in Whisper White and coordinating colours respectively. The ‘Let’s Celebrate You’ sentiment was cut out using the Classic Label punch and this cake topper also features some of the Sequins from the Sale-A-Bration Metallic Baker’s Twine and Sequins Combo pack.

I have cut an extra character using the dies (or circle using the punch) and sandwiched cocktail sticks between the layers to enable them to be placed into the cakes.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next time…

Join me next time for more inspiration using the fabulous Stampin’ Up! Birthday Bonanza Suite. 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 or here to head straight to my online shop.

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Honey Bee Clipboard

Welcome to the fourth, and final, instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set Showcase. If you have missed the first three posts you can find them here… part 1, part 2 and part 3.

This week I wanted to feature something a little different. I can’t be the only person who can never find their notebook? It lives on my craft desk and ends up underneath all sorts of things so I decided it needed a ‘place’. I bought a number of blank clipboards a while ago and realised that I could clip my notebook in and hang it up. Then I’d always know where to find it when I needed to see what was next on my ‘to do’ list. However, I wasn’t going to clip my gorgeous Bird Ballad DSP notebook to a boring brown clipboard was I?! No, it just had to be the Golden Honey DSP which you can get for FREE with a qualifying order during the Sale-A-Bration promotion! For more details, see here.

Let’s make it…

Firstly I chose one of the black and gold patterned papers from the Stampin’ Up! Golden Honey DSP pack. These papers are so luxurious! I measured the clipboard and adhered the paper. I needed to do this in sections so you can see the join at the top. I put the join here as it will mostly be covered by the notebook and the focal pieces are at the bottom. You could try harder to match the pattern but I was happy with this. I rounded the corners with a craft knife.

I then created the flower embellishments using the Daisy and Medium Daisy Punches. These were cut from Gold Foil Sheets. The centres of the flowers is Basic Black cardstock cut out using the 0.5″ Circle Punch. I adhered the flowers to the DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next I created the sentiment piece. I used the 2″ and 2.25″ Circle Punches to cut out pieces of Gold Foil Sheet and Basic Black cardstock respectively. I the used the Detailed Bee dies to cut a detailed bee from Basic Black cardstock and the honeycomb from Gold Foil Sheet. Remember to keep the little hexagons! The sentiment piece itself was created by heat embossing in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I layered everything together using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and adhered it to the DSP using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch was to adhere a few of the Gold Foil Sheet hexagons onto the DSP and I was ready to clip in my notebook and hang on my craft room wall. I can’t promise I’ll never lose my notebook again but I’ll certainly have a very pretty clipboard!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed my Honey Bee stamp set showcase. I have certainly enjoyed creating the projects and sharing them with you. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

My Stamp Set Showcase for February will feature the super-cute Stampin’ Up! Bonanza Buddies stamp set.

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.

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!®

Stitched Stars Wreath

Hello and welcome to part 4 of my Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle showcase. If you missed them, you can find the previous instalments here (part 1, part 2, part 3).

This week I wanted to show you another home décor piece because these are so popular at this time of year and can be expensive to buy. However, they can be simple to make yourself and, if you have the correct products, are guaranteed to impress your friends.

For this project you will need a basic, undecorated, wreath which can be picked up relatively cheaply in craft stores at this time of year.

Let’s make it…

The colour scheme that I chose for my wreath is Whisper White, Silver Foil and Sparkle Glimmer. I think this is a great combination but something like Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Gold Foil would also look great. Alternatively, use whichever colours go best with your festive décor.

I used the Stitched Stars dies to cut a number of different sized stars from Whisper White cardstock, Silver Foil Sheets and Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I adhered these to the wreath using a glue gun.

The sentiment is from the So Many Stars stamp set and the sentiment piece was created by heat embossing onto Silver Foil Sheets using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This was then cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangles dies. A larger Stitched Rectangle was cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and layered behind the sentiment piece. A length of Silver Metallic Thread is attched to the back of the sentiment piece and the whole piece is adhered to the wreath using a glue gun.

The final touch is added with a length of Whisper White ribbon which allows the wreath to be hung up anywhere around the house.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next week will be the final instalment of my Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle showcase. I hope you will be able to join me for more inspiration using this gorgeous bundle.

If you would like to purchase any of the products used in this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products), simply click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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