Lovely You Smile Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for a Colour Inspiration Challenge. I could not resist this colour scheme (see image below) so I created this Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Smile Card…

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Smile Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a Basic Black (standard A6) card base. Next cut a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock to 8.5 x 12.9 cm. The main card front is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 8.2 x 12.6 cm.

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Smile Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the foliage around the edge of the card front in Just Jade ink. Concentrate on filling the top right corner, round clockwise, to the bottom left corner. Next stamp a few of the flower images in Melon Mambo ink.

Trim a piece of Basic Black cardstock to 2.5 x 8 cm and shape using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Also shape a piece of 1.9 x 9 cm Melon Mambo cardstock and a piece of 1.2 x 8 cm Whisper White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Smile Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the ‘smile’ sentiment onto the Whisper White strip in Just Jade ink. Stamp over to the left hand edge of the strip. Layer up all the labels using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhere to the card front using Stampin’ Dimesionals.

For the final touch, add a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the card.

What do you think to my Lovely You Smile Card?

I hope you like my Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Smile Card. Do you like this colour scheme? I think the contrast between the Basic Black and the Melon Mambo and Just Jade is fabulous! It seems to make them look even more vibrant.

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 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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Step It Up… Lovely You

Hello and welcome to the first of my Step It Up Series! This follows on from my Stampin’ Basics Series which looked at everything you need to start your stamping 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 will find my video tutorial.

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

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Cards by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Granny Apple Green cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Mango Melody cardstock 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.

Onto the card front I have stamped one of the foliage images from the Lovely You Stamp Set, a number of times, in Granny Apple Green ink. The small flower image is also stamped repeatedly in both Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight ink.

The sentiment is stamped in the bottom right hand corner of the card front in Granny Apple Green ink.

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! Lovely You Cards by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

In version 1, the main card is very similar to the first example – a Granny Apple Green card base, followed by Mango Melody layer and a Whisper White card front.

The only difference in the stamping on the card front is that I have stamped the images all over rather than leaving the space for the sentiment. The sentiment is instead stamped onto a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock which is trimmed to 2 x 7 cm and then fussy cut to follow the shape of the top of the sentiment. This is then layered onto a piece of Mango Melody cardstock measuring 9.5 x 3.8 cm.

A length of Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon (part of the Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) is looped back and forth and adhered to the card front using Tear & Tape. The sentiment pieces is adhered over the ribbon using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch on this version is provided by a few Pearl Basic Jewels which have been coloured using the Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends pen.

Step It Up… Version 2

Stampin' Up! Lovely You Cards by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

In version 2, the main card is the same as that in version 1 – a Granny Apple Green card base, followed by Mango Melody layer and a Whisper White card front.

Before adhering the card front to the card base a have wrapped a piece of the Whisper White Faux Linen Trim around it and adhered it at the back using Tear & Tape.

The sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 8.5 x 1.9cm and cut out using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch (this is available as a bundle with the Lovely You Stamp Set with a 10% discount). The same punch is also used to shape a piece of Mango Melody cardstock with original measurements of 9.3 x 2.5 cm. These pieces are layered together and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch on this version is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

What do you think to my Step It Up Lovely You Cards?

I hope you like my ‘Step It Up Lovely You’ 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 ribbon, different types of embellishments (including colouring them with Stampin’ Blends) and different ways of displaying our sentiment – stamped directly onto the card front; layered simply using a paper trimmer and paper snips; and using the coordinating punch.

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 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, 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!®

Customer Thank You Cards

Hello and welcome! I recently held an Online Catalogue Launch with two fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. It was great fun and a great success so now it’s time to send out the customer thank you cards to all those who ordered during the event.

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Bundle…

Stampin' Up! Lovely You customer thank you cards by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

Because I needed to make quite a few cards I decided to use the Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes. I then cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 8 x 8cm and stamped the flower and foliage images. I used the Stamparatus to achieve this effect.

If you would like more information I will be recording a video tutorial about using the Stamparatus this week which will be available on my You Tube channel from 09:00 on Monday 15th June.

Stampin' Up! Lovely You customer thank you cards by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The flowers are stamped in Calypso Coral ink and the foliage in Old Olive ink. I think this combination works really well on Very Vanilla. This piece is then adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment just had to be ‘wildly grateful’ since these are customer thank you cards! This is stamped in Old Olive ink onto a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 8 x 1.9 cm. The end of this strip was then shaped using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. A 2.5cm wide strip of Calypso Coral cardstock was shaped using the same punch.

Stampin' Up! Lovely You customer thank you cards by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The Very Vanilla sentiment strip was adhered to the Calypso Coral strip using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trimmed to size using Paper Snips. The whole piece was then adhered to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my customer thank you cards and more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Bundle.

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. My June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. For more information on how to use the code click 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. You can also add an EXTRA FREE bundle to this offer during June! Click here for details.

Happy crafting, h x

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Comfort and Hope Card

Hello and welcome to Week 4 of my Grapefruit Grove Colour Challenge. If you have missed the previous challenges, you can find them here… Week 1, Week 2, Week 3. This week Grapefruit Grove is combined with Merry Merlot and Pool Party and I decided to use the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Comfort and Hope Stamp Set. I think everyone needs a Comfort and Hope Card right now!

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

Stampin' Up! Comfort and Hope Card

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Merry Merlot cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 12.4 x 8 cm. Onto the Whisper White layer I have stamped one of the images from the Confort and Hope Stamp Set in Grapefruit Grove, Merry Merlot and Pool Party inks.

I have looped a length of Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon and adhered it to the card front using Mini Glue Dots.

Stampin' Up! Comfort and Hope Card

The sentiment (also from the Comfort and Hope Stamp Set) is stamped in Merry Merlot ink onto Whisper White cardstock. The rhinestones are stamped in Pool Party ink. The sentiment is cut out using the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch and layered onto a piece of Grapefruit Grove cardstock cut out with the same punch. This is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now I just need to decide who to send my Comfort and Hope Card to! I’m sure you can think of lots of people who deserve a paper hug!

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed this Comfort and Hope Card as well as this final look at the fabulous Grapefruit Grove. It will be gone forever in a week’s time! The ink pad is still available at the time of writing (for just £4.20) as well as cardstock and the 2018-2020 In Colour Stampin’ Write Markers (an absolute bargain at £5.50 – that’s 60% off!).

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. Both the Comfort and Hope Stamp Set (152509) and the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch (152883) are from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which goes live on 3rd June 2020. Use the item numbers given to order these after that date. 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 May 2020 Host Code is: TQRXHH3Z – 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.

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

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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!®