In Good Taste Treat Cup

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you my Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Treat Cup! These Mini Coffee Cups are part of the Heartwarming Hugs Suite but it feels a little soon for Christmas themed projects so I’ve used them with the In Good Taste Suite to create a gift holder that can be used all year round. The Stamp Set and Dies form the Warm Hugs Bundle which is also part of the Suite.

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Treat Cup by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Use the Warm Wraps Dies (part of the Warm Hugs Bundle) to cut out the two sections of the wrap from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP). Apply Tear & Tape to the tabs and adhere to form one piece. Insert the cup into the wrap and adhere if required.

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Treat Cup by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Wrap a length of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon around the cup and tie in a bow at the top. Tie a length of Night of Navy Ribbon (for the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack) to the bow and allow the tails to trail down the cup.

Stamp the ‘for you’ sentiment onto Petal Pink cardstock in Night of Navy ink and cut out using the coordinating ‘ring’ die. Use the larger circle die to cut out a piece of the DSP.

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Treat Cup by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Adhere to of the small leaves from the In Good Taste Elements to the back of the ring of Petal Pink cardstock. Adhere to the DSP circle using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere one of the large leaves to the back of the DSP circle. Finish with one of the wooden hexagons and adhere to the cup using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my In Good Taste Treat Cup?

I hope you like my Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Treat Cup. These cups are a really nice size for a small gift – something coffee related would be perfect (or maybe hot chocolate later in the year)!

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

Would you like to create this project? 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. The codes for the products which will feature in the new catalogue are: Mini Coffee Cups 153493; Warm Hugs Bundle 155145.

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

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Step It Up… Tasteful Touches

Step It Up Tasteful Touches

Hello and welcome to ‘Step It Up Tasteful Touches’, the latest edition of my Step It Up Series! This follows on from my Stampin’ Basics Series which looked at everything you need to start your stamping journey and some hints and tips on how to get better results from your stamping. Now we are moving on to the ways in which you can take your projects to the next level!

In each episode we will look at a simple stamping project (just stamps, ink and cardstock needed) and explore different techniques and products that can be used to ‘Step It Up’.

If you would prefer to watch me create the cards, simply scroll to the end of this blog post where you can find my video tutorial.

Today I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, and this is my ‘simple stamping’ project…

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Step It Up Tasteful Touches Card 1 by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

For today’s three cards I will be using the Stampin’ Up! Notecards & Envelopes. These are a great option if you are in a rush and don’t want to make your own card base.

I have stamped the flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set directly onto the notecard in Night of Navy ink.

Pieces of Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock are cut to 6 x 3.2 cm. Onto the Whisper White piece I have stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink. This piece is then layered onto the Night of Navy piece to help the sentiment stand out from the card base. These pieces are adhered to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

This is a really quick and simple card to make and is great for beginners or those short on time. However, what if you are ready it step up your projects or you want to spend a little longer creating a really special card? Well, there are many options and that is the purpose of this series. Today we are going to look at two alternative cards…

Step It Up… Version 1

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Step It Up Tasteful Touches Card 2 by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

To step up our cards we are going to use other products from the Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Suite.

On the second card, the main card front is formed by a piece of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 8.5 x 12.1 cm. This has been embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

The flower image has been stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

One of the Tasteful Labels Dies has been used to cut out a piece of Vellum Cardstock.

The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using another of the Tasteful Labels Dies. This piece is layered together with the Vellum and the flower and adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Step It Up… Version 2

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Step It Up Tasteful Touches Card 3 by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

In version 2, I have cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock to 8.4 x 12.7 cm and adhered it to the notecard. This is followed by a layer of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) measuring 8.1 x 11.9 cm.

The flower is, again, stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

The larger label die is this time used to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock which has then been embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

The sentiment has been stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. The sentiment piece is further decorated by stamping the foliage in Night of Navy ink around it.

The final touch is provided by a few of the In Good Taste Wooden Elements. The foliage pieces are adhered to the back of the flower before the flower is adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Step It Up Tasteful Touches Cards?

I hope you like my ‘Step It Up Tasteful Touches’ Cards. Which is your favourite? I hope I have managed to show you that there are many ways to create beautiful cards. We have looked at different ways to use DSP, Embossing Folders and Embellishments to create cards which are similar in theme but very different.

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

Would you like to create any of these cards? 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 current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

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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

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Happy crafting, h x

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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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For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find out the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop.

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Happy crafting, h x

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Tasteful Touches Wood Grain Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you my Tasteful Touches Wood Grain Card. For this card I have used the technique of stamping onto Designer Series Paper (DSP) which I think is under-used!

Stamping on Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Early Espresso cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Next is a layer of the Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste DSP, measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm, which forms the main card front.

Onto the card front I have stamped the flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set in Early Espresso ink. I have then wrapped a length of Scalloped Lace Trim around the card front (adhering at the back using Tear & Tape) before adhering to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stamping on Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

A piece of Early Espresso cardstock is cut out using the large label from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Labels Dies. I have trimmed the die cut to give a straight edge and adhered it to the card front, under the ribbon, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using another of the labels from the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Stamping on Designer Series Paper using Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Three of the In Good Taste Elements have been adhered to the back of the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This piece if then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to the Stamping on Designer Series Paper technique?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Tasteful Touches Wood Grain Card. Do you use the stamping on Designer Series Paper technique? If not, I hope I have convinced you to try something new.

I think this card is really effective but is actually pretty simple to make! The DSP does most of the work for you and the addition of the Lace Trim and wooden elements make it stand out from the crowd!

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!®