Forever Lovely 3D projects

Hello, and welcome to part 3 of the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely Showcase. In part 2 we looked at handmade cards (you can find the blog here) and this week we will be making 3D projects using the stamp set and coordinating products from the All My Love suite. Again there will be examples for beginner, casual and avid crafters so, no matter what your level of experience and size of your craft stash, there’s something for everyone. If you don’t have any experience making gift bags or boxes, or don’t have the tools you need, don’t worry! Stampin’ Up! make it super simple with their choice of pre-cut, pre-scored boxes which you just need to fold to assemble. They will really add that little extra touch to your gifts.

If you don’t have any experience making gift bags or boxes, or don’t have the tools you need, don’t worry! Stampin’ Up! make it super simple with their choice of pre-cut, pre-scored boxes which you just need to fold to assemble. They will really add that little extra touch to your gifts.

Beginner

The project for beginners uses only the Stampin’ Up! Mini Pizza Boxes, cardstock, stamps and ink and so is really simple to make but gives a great alternative to wrapping sweet treats and other small gifts. The colour scheme for this project is Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White. Having assembled the box a used piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock to create a border and then stamped the hearts and sentiment onto a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock. This monochrome look is simple and stylish and even awkwardly shaped gifts will be packaged perfectly.

Casual

The project for casual crafters adds in the use of the coordinating dies (Lovely Flowers Edgelits) and uses the Stampin’ Up! Kraft Pillow Box. I’ve turned mine into a cute little bag by using an oval die to cut out a handle! Lovely layers have been created using circle and starburst punches in Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick and Soft Sea Foam. The flower is stamped in Lovely Lipstick onto Whisper White card and the leaves have been stamped in Soft Sea Foam onto Whisper White card and cut out using the coordinating dies. Extra foliage has also been cut out of Whisper White cardstock. The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and cut out using the Classic Label punch. All of the elements have been adhered with either Multipurpose adhesive or dimensionals to give a beautiful layered effect. These boxes (or bags if you cut out the handle) will add a stylist finish to any small gift.

Avid

The avid crafter project uses the Stampin’ Up! Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes as well as the All My Love coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP) and embellishments (ribbon and Heart Epoxy Droplets). Once I had assembled the box, I cut a piece of DSP and adhered it to the front of the box. I then attached a length of Lovely Lipstick ribbon around the box. Pieces of DSP were cut out using circle punches and layered together to add interest. The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Everyday Label punch. For the finishing touch I have coloured three of the Heart Epoxy Droplets using Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends and adhered them to the sentiment piece. These gable boxes look stunning and would be great for wedding favours or small gifts.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed part 3 of the Forever Lovely Showcase. Next week we will review the Forever Lovely stamp set and see some bonus projects! In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.

The product list for these three projects follows below. If you would like to purchase any of these items, click on the link and it will take you straight to my online shop!

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Forever Lovely Stamp Set Showcase Part 2 – Cards

Hello, and welcome to part 2 of the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely Showcase. In part 1 we looked at tags (you can find the blog here) and this week we will be making cards. Again there will be examples for beginner, casual and avid crafters so, no matter what your level of experience and size of your craft stash, there’s something for everyone!

Beginner

The card for beginners uses only cardstock, stamps and ink and so is really accessible but looks impressive. The colour scheme for this card is Lovely Lipstick, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz. I made the card base from Whisper White Thick Cardstock and made another, slightly smaller, Whisper White layer to stamp onto which gives a subtle extra layer to the card. The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink, as are the flowers. The foliage is then stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow, using first and second generation stamping. Stamping generations are when you continue to stamp without re-inking so that each generation produces a lighter and lighter image. It is a really effective way of producing different colour tones using a single ink pad. This is a really quick and simple card to produce but looks clean and stylish and would make any recipient smile.

Casual

The card for casual crafters adds in the use of the coordinating dies (Lovely Flowers Edgelits). The card base is Lovely Lipstick. I have then used a smaller piece of Whisper White Cardstock and stamped the coordinating flower and foliage images in Lovely Lipstick and Pear Pizzazz respectively. I then used one of the Edgelits dies to cut this into two sections. A corner embellishment was added to each of the bottom corners using the relevant dies. These two sections were then adhered to the top and bottom of the card base. The sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the stitched rectangle framelit dies. Leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Pear Pizzazz Cardstock (to give a tone-on-tone effect) and die cut and extra foliage was also die cut from Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. The sentiment was adhered using dimensionals and the foliage placed such that it was protruding from behind the sentiment. This produces a really sophisticated card but only requires the Stamp and Die bundle, three colours of cardstock and two ink pads. The range of sentiments within the Stamp Set mean that, given this small selection of products you could create cards for a number of occasions.

Avid

The avid crafter card also uses the coordinating Designer Series Paper (DSP). I created the card base from Crumb Cake cardstock. I adhered a slightly smaller layer of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and a smaller still layer of DSP. Mulitple layers are a simple way to make your cards look really extravagant and luxurious. The sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White cardstock and some additional floral images are added in Flirty Flamingo ink to add some extra interest. I have then die cut some embellishments into the bottom corners and the floral flourish into the top corner to balance out the stamping. This sentiment piece was adhered using dimensionals to give the finishing touch. Using the coordinating DSP on projects takes a lot of time and effort out of creating background layers and you can guarantee that everything matches perfectly!

Next week…

I hope you have enjoyed part 2 of the Forever Lovely Showcase. Next week we will be making 3D projects suitable for the beginner, casual and avid crafter. In the meantime, if you have any questions just let me know.

The product list for these three projects follows below. If you would like to purchase any of these items, click on the link and it will take you straight to my online shop!

Supplies List

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Forever Lovely Stamp Set Showcase – Part 1

All My Love Suite

Introduction

As I mentioned in the Geared Up Garage Showcase, Stampin’ Up! has identified three types of crafter:

  • Beginner
  • Casual
  • Avid

Broadly speaking the beginner is likely to have a few basic tools and stamp sets; the casual crafter will add dies and/or punches into the mix and the avid crafter must have it all – coordinating designer series paper (DSP), embellishments and a variety of colouring tools are also in the stash (amongst other things)!

Forever Lovely Bundle

As a demonstrator, I try to cater for all levels of crafter. Each month I will showcase a different stamp set and create different types of projects (tags, cards, 3D items, home décor etc.). Importantly, there will be at least one example for each type of crafter. So, however big your stash, you’ll find something that you can create or use as inspiration.

All My Love DSP

Stamping is easy and fun and no-one should feel that it is beyond them. Even simple projects can look stunning using Stampin’ Up! products.

All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack

The February 2019 stamp set showcase features Forever Lovely. This stamp set is part of a suite called All My Love and it’s perfect with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. The main colour scheme is Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Lovely Lipstick but Balmy Blue, Soft Sea Foam and Whisper White also feature.

Heart Epoxy Droplets

Although there are specific Valentine’s Day sentiments there are also others which can be used all year round, such as ‘Wishing You A Lovely Day’ and ‘You Are Loved’.

All My Love Cardstock Pack

The stamp set is versatile enough to be used on its own but there are also coordinating dies, designer series paper and embellishments if you want to take your projects to the next level. The Heart Epoxy Droplets are great for adding a subtle extra touch or they can be coloured with your blends if you want a little more impact.

The first projects I have to show you are gift tags. That won’t come as any surprise to those of you who know me as I love making gift tags. They finish a present off perfectly and really show how much you care, having put time and effort into even the smallest of elements of the gift. 

A list of all the supplies used is at the end of the blog with links directly to my online shop.

Beginner

In this example I have only used the stamp set, coordinating cardstock, Lovely Lipstick ink and some basic tools. I have used a 2×3” piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and trimmed off two corners to create a tag shape. I then punched a hole using a standard hole punch and threaded through some white twine. I have created some background detail by stamping the group of hearts in Lovely Lipstick. This stamp is great for background detail because you get the look of multi-generation stamping with a single impression. There is also a stamp with three small hearts which can be used to fill in any gaps if required. Finally I have stamped the Love You sentiment in Lovely Lipstick.

Casual

In this example I have also used the coordinating dies, the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) and a corner rounder (can be found on the Detailed Trio punch 146320 or the Envelope punch board 133774). I created the tag from Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped some background images in Crumb Cake ink. I also stamped the Happy Valentine’s Day sentiment in Crumb Cake. I used one of the detailed dies to cut out the flowers from Flirty Flamingo cardstock and adhered it to the back of the tag so that it protrudes from behind. I stamped the single flower on Flirty Flamingo cardstock in Lovely Lipstick ink, die cut it and adhered it to the tag. Finally, I threaded the coordinating Flirty Flamingo ribbon through the tag.

Avid

Although avid stampers may have a large crafty stash, it doesn’t mean that you can’t produce simple, elegant projects. In this case, I have used a 2×3” piece of DSP and created a tag using the punch and a corner rounder. I have then used the coordinating Lovely Lipstick ribbon threaded through the tag. I have stamped the My Love sentiment directly onto the DSP in Lovely Lipstick ink and I have adhered three of the Heart Epoxy Droplets (although it might be difficult to see in the photo!). Finally, I have gone round the outer edge of the tag with a Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Write Marker just to give an extra bit of interest.

Next Week…

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the Forever Lovely stamp set and the All My Love suite. In the next instalment I will be creating cards for each of the Beginner, Casual and Avid crafter levels. In the meantime, if you would like to purchase any of the products featured here, click the links below or pop over to my website at www.papercraftlife.com/shop

If you have any questions, you can email me at helen@papercraftlife.com or message me via my Facebook page www.facebook.com/helenchapmanhandmadecrafts

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It’s their birthday when?!

Most of us like to fuss over our cards for hours! Carefully considering where to place the three gems and what sort of bow to tie in the ribbon. However, sometimes we need something quick and easy because we need to get it to the post box in the next 10 minutes!

With a little bit of stamping, punching and trimming, you can create this colourful card in minutes.

I have used:

  • the new ‘in-colour’ Stampin’ pads: Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick
  • Pick a Pennant stamp set
  • Thoughtful Banners stamp set
  • Duet Banner punch
  • Lovely Lipstick cardstock
  • Whisper White cardstock

Step 1: create your card base using Whisper White cardstock

Step 2: trim a piece of Lovely Lipstick cardstock to make a background layer

Step 3: trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock to make your card front

Step 4: stamp the bunting a couple of times in Pineapple Punch and Grapefruit Grove ink

Step 5: stamp the star (first and second generation) in the other ink colours to create a background pattern

Step 6: stamp two banners and the words ‘Happy’ and ‘Birthday’ within them

Step 7: punch the banners out. In my example I have also used the Lovely Lipstick Write Marker to add some dimension to the banners

Step 8: adhere the banners and layer up your card

Step 9: put the kettle on and write the card, you still have plenty of time to get to the Post Office!

Step it up! If you have a little more time to spare, why not add some personalisation to the bunting? Add the recipient’s name or age or an extra message.