Family Party Niece Card

Hello and welcome! Today I like to share with you my Stampin’ Up! Family Party Niece Card. The Family Party Stamp Set is wonderful – it has numbers and family member titles as well as stars and a cute little present. This makes it a really versatile stamp set which can be used on its own or paired with other sets to provide a level of personalisation.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Stamp Set

As you can see I have created a birthday card for a niece but there are so many possibilities with this set.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Niece 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 Smoky Slate cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Next is a layer of Whisper White cardstock which forms the main card front – this measures 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

I have stamped ‘happy birthday’ repeatedly across the card front in Smoky Slate ink. I have interspersed this with the star images which are stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Niece Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

‘Niece’ is stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Flirty Flamingo ink and is cut out using the banner from the Tasteful Labels Dies. The present is stamped in Flirty Flaming ink and the decoration and bow in Smoky Slate ink. I have fussy cut this and adhered to the banner. This whole piece is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensional.

Stampin' Up! Family Party Niece Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels which add sparkle but also help draw the eye to the ‘niece’ stamp.

What do you think to my Family Party Niece Card?

I hope you like my Family Party Niece Card and can see how useful this Stamp Set is to have in your crafty stash. You could step up this card further by including an age if it was a milestone birthday!

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…

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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!®

Stamping for Beginners – Embossing

HCHC Stamping for beginners course, lesson 7, embossing

Stamping for Beginners – Embossing

Hello and welcome to Lesson 7 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series. The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience.

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

Last week…

In lesson 6 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course we looked at the Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus – an ingenious stamping platform for advanced techniques or for those who struggle to get perfect images first time… Lesson 6 blog post – a link to the video can be found in the blog post.

This week… Stamping for Beginners – Embossing

Firstly, apologies for the fact that the Stamping for Beginners – Embossing Lesson is in a number of parts, and some of them are delayed. I have spent four days trying to get the whole video to upload and failed! The only way I could get it to upload was in sections. Because of this it is not being released as a Premiere but please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

If you missed it, you can find the playlist here (the playlist should show you all four parts in the correct order).

HCHC Stamping for beginners course, lesson 7, embossing

This week’s lesson features a group of techniques known as embossing.

Embossing just means to make something raised so the term is used for a number of different crafting techniques. The main ones, which are covered in the video, are:

  • embossing with folders (also known as ‘dry’ embossing)
  • heat embossing
  • embossing with paste

Within each of these sections I give you a few hints and tips on how to achieve great results and ideas for how to use these techniques in less common ways – such as inking folders, heat embossing in any colour and colouring your embossing paste.

I hope I have inspired you to try some new techniques! If you wish to view the Stampin’ Up! products related to embossing, you can browse here:

Next week…

I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-7, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

In Lesson 8 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about the different types of colouring tools available from Stampin’ Up! and how you can use them to take your projects to the next level!

Lesson 8 will (hopefully, if I have more luck next week) premiere on Monday 29th June at 09:00 on my YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget…

If you shop online with me and spend between £20 and £99, always use my monthly Host Code for an extra little gift from me the following month. The Host Code for June 2020 is ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and then paste when prompted in my online shop.

Shop here.

If your Stampin’ Up! shopping basket ever reaches £99/129€ the best thing to do is to purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit! For £99/129€ you can choose £130/175€ worth of products and get FREE shipping; PLUS during June you can add a FREE bundle too (worth up to £55.75)! Contact me for more details; read about the FREE bundle promotion during June or purchase the Starter Kit here.

That’s all for now, see you next time! 

Happy crafting, h x

|———–Disclaimer——–|

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!®

Ornate Garden Money Wallet

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop full of ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world and we’re taking part in a training program, helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up! business. We really appreciate your support. Today I’m going to share with you my Ornate Garden Money Wallet!

You may be starting here or you may have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Here is the project that I have made for our hop today…

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Money Wallet by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Are you ever disappointed when you buy a money wallet or gift voucher holder because it’s really flimsy and almost de-values your gift?! If so, why not make your own? This one is so easy to make, really sturdy and will certainly stand out from the rest!

Let’s make it…

The base of the wallet is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have trimmed an A4 sheet to a length of 27 cm and then scored at 9.9 cm and 19.8 cm.

To decorate the panels you will need 4 pieces of Early Espresso measuring 20.5 x 9.4 cm and one piece measuring 20.5 x 6.7 cm. You will also need 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) measuring 20 x 8.9 cm and one piece measuring 20 x 6.2 cm. I have used the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden DSP.

Layer three of the larger pieces of DSP onto three of the larger pieces of Early Espresso cardstock. Layer the smaller piece of DSP onto the smaller piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Money Wallet by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Adhere the left over piece of Early Espresso cardstock onto the central panel on the inside of the wallet. Apply Stampin’ Seal+ to the edges of the small panel, fold up and press to adhere. This creates the pocket. Adhere the cardstock / DSP layers to the remaining panels.

To decorate the front of the wallet I have used the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and Ornate Layers Dies. I have used the three thinner rectangular dies – the largest is used to cut out a piece of Early Espresso cardstock; the next size down is used to cut out a piece of DSP; and the stitched rectangle is used to cut out the sentiment piece. The sentiment is heat embossed onto Early Espresso cardstock using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Stampin' Up! Ornate Garden Money Wallet by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

These pieces are then layered together and adhered to the bottom right hand side of the wallet front. The final touch is provided by a length of Old Olive Ribbon (from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack) which adhered into a loop using Tear & Tape. The ribbon is placed around the wallet and another small length tied around it for extra detail.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed reading about 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 Ornate Garden Money Wallet? You can purchase any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links at the end of this post.

Happy crafting, h x

Where next?

Please click on the next person on the list (the one after me, Helen Chapman) to continue hopping! Enjoy!

Product list…

Product List

|———–Disclaimer——–|

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!®

Stampin’ Basics Lesson 5

Hello and welcome to Lesson 5 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series. The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience. If you missed the video, simply scroll to the bottom of this blog post to watch.

In this Series you will learn how to stamp and how to get great results from your stamping – whether you are interested in making cards, scrapbooking or any other paper craft. Once we’ve covered the absolute basics we’ll step it up and discover some great techniques that will take your projects to the next level. But, don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have all the ground-work in place first!

Stamping for Beginners Course Lesson 5 Adhesive

Last week…

In lesson 4 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course we looked at the different types of cardstock available from Stampin’ Up! and I also gave you some inspiration on how to use your Designer Series Paper (DSP) so that it doesn’t just sit on the shelf! If you missed the video or the associated blog post you can find them here… Lesson 4 blog post – the video can be found at the end of the blog post.

This week…

This week’s lesson features Adhesive. In the video I discuss the different types of adhesive available from Stampin’ Up! and how to use them. You can view the whole range here or click on the individual links below.

adhesive PRODUCTS AVAILABLE:

I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-5, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next week…

In Lesson 6 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about the Stamparatus which is Stampin’ Up!s fabulous stamping platform!

Lesson 6 will premiere on Monday 15th June at 09:00 on my YouTube Channel.

Don’t forget…

If you shop online with me and spend between £20 and £99, always use my monthly Host Code for an extra little gift from me the following month. The Host Code for June 2020 is ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and then paste when prompted in my online shop.

Shop here.

If your Stampin’ Up! shopping basket ever reaches £99/129€ the best thing to do is to purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit! For £99/129€ you can choose £130/175€ worth of products and get FREE shipping; PLUS during June you can add a FREE bundle too (worth up to £55.75)! Contact me for more details; read about the FREE bundle promotion during June or purchase the Starter Kit here.

That’s all for now, see you next time! Happy crafting, h x

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