Painted Poppy Scrapbook Page

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 that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up! business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

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

I don’t often create scrapbook pages but it’s something that I would like to do more of. Here I have created a page as a memory of attending the Stampin’ Up! event OnStage LIVE in Dortmund, Germany in November 2019. I was lucky enough to have my photo taken with the Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin’ Up! so I wanted to create something special to remember the event by.

Let’s make it…

I started with a 12×12″ sheet of Whisper White cardstock and adhered strips of the Peaceful Poppies DSP to create the background for my page. The title piece is created using the alphabet from the Make a Difference Stamp Set. This is stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut this out using the Stitched Rectangle dies and layered it onto a larger stitched rectangle of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. The title piece was decorated using flowers and leaves created with the Painted Poppies stamp set and coordinating dies and adhered to the page using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The main image for the page was trimmed and mounted onto layers of Whisper White cardstock and Peaceful Poppies DSP. The photo piece was decorated using flowers and leaves from the Painted Poppies stamp set and coordinating dies and then adhered to the page using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final element on the page is a simple envelope made from the Peaceful Poppies DSP and embellished using flowers, leaves and frames from the Painted Poppies stamp set and coordinating dies. I have also attached a bow using a length of the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon. The envelope contains my favourite photos from the event, decorated to tie in with the page itself and some basic information about the trip. Each of these inserts is topped with a tab created from the Peaceful Poppies DSP using the Circle Tab Punch, making them easy to pop in and out of the envelope.

What now?

I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post. If you would like to purchase any of the items used to make this project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click one of the links at the end of this post and you’ll head straight to my online shop. If you have any questions or comments you can leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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

Happy crafting, h x

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Painted Poppies Card

Hello, and welcome to the fifth, and final, instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Stamp Set Showcase. If you have missed parts 1 to 4 you can find them here… part 1, 2, 3 and 4. Next week I’ll start a brand new Showcase using the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Stamp Set.

Having shown you a gift bag and fancy envelope on the latest showcase blogs, I wanted to go back to a handmade card this week. I wanted to incorporate some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies DSP but by using subtle elements of it rather than using it as the whole card front. The colour scheme I have chosen come from the DSP and is Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. Onto this a have stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink using the two texture stamps included in the set. I love texture stamps because they can be used to fill as much, or as little, white space as you desire! I have cut a couple of strips of DSP and adhered these to the card front. The poppy outlines have been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then they have been in-filled in Blackberry Bliss ink. These have been cut out using the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Painted Labels dies.

The card base is created from Blackberry Bliss cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. Onto this a have stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink using the two texture stamps included in the set. I love texture stamps because they can be used to fill as much, or as little, white space as you desire! I have cut a couple of strips of DSP and adhered these to the card front. The poppy outlines have been stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then they have been in-filled in Blackberry Bliss ink. These have been cut out using the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Painted Labels dies.

Similarly, the leaf outlines were first stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, in-filled in Old Olive ink and cut out using the coordinating dies. One of the poppies is adhered directly to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the other is raised up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Similarly, the leaf outlines were first stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, in-filled in Old Olive ink and cut out using the coordinating dies. One of the poppies is adhered directly to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the other is raised up using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the sentiment piece, I have stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Blackberry Bliss ink. The sentiment comes from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips stamp set. This is cut out using one of the Painted Labels dies and adhered using dimensionals.

I think this card looks clean and simple without looking stark. The strips of DSP help to highlight the colours used for the poppies and the leaves and tie the whole thing together.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post and the rest of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Showcase. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

Next time I will be featuring the brand new Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee stamp set and, let’s face it, who doesn’t love bees?!

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

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Painted Poppies Card

Hello, and welcome to part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set showcase. If you missed it, you can find part 1 here. As I mentioned last week, ‘Painted Poppies’ and is part of the gorgeous ‘Peaceful Poppies’ Suite.

The whole Suite is delightful and includes two stamp set and die bundles, DSP, sequins, ribbon and die-cut elements. You’ll find it on pages 24-27 of the new catalogue once you get yours! If you are in the UK and don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the catalogue just get in touch and I’ll be happy to send you one.

This week’s project is a card which incorporates many elements from the suite – stamps, dies, Designer Series Paper (DSP) and embellishments.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Pool Party cardstock. The next layer is a piece of the beautiful Peaceful Poppies DSP but to add some extra interest, I have cut a window from the DSP using one of the dies from the Painted Labels die set. I have used the same die to cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock and adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the smaller label die from the Painted Labels set. Stamping towards the edge of the label leaves space that provides a great background for the focal poppy. This is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Poppy Parade cardstock and cut out using the coordinating die. I have also die cut three leaves from Old Olive cardstock and adhered them behind the poppy and behind the sentiment piece.

Extra texture is provided by a length of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon which is also adhered behind the sentiment piece. The final touch comes from the addition of both Peaceful Poppies Sequins and Pearl Basic Jewels.

Using DSP makes it so easy to create stunning cards but don’t be afraid to chop it up and die cut sections from it to add interest and to make it go further!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed finding out more about this fabulous stamp set and suite. Join me again next week for more inspiration. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, you can leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

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

Note: the new products won’t be available until 3rd January 2020, unless you join my team, in which case you can add them to your Starter Kit! Email me for more details.

Happy crafting, h x

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Painted Poppies Gift Tags

Hello and welcome to my December Stamp Set Showcase! This month I will be featuring a brand new Stamp Set that will be available in the Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalogue. The stamp set is called ‘Painted Poppies’ and is part of the ‘Peaceful Poppies’ Suite.

The whole Suite is delightful and includes two stamp set and die bundles, DSP, sequins, ribbon and die-cut elements. You’ll find it on pages 24-27 of the new catalogue once you get yours! If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the catalogue just get in touch and I’ll be happy to send you one.

When I get a new stamp set, I have started creating gift tags using all the images (and dies where appropriate) because I love the small canvas that tags provide. It means you can see, at a glance, what options you have available and provides a source of inspiration for larger projects. The examples I have to show you today use every image and every die from the bundle!

Let’s make it…

As well as the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies bundle, I have used Whisper White, Shimmery White, Watercolour Paper and Garden Green cardstock for the tag bases. Most have been cut out using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch but I have used one of the dies from the set for one of the tags. I have used Poppy Parade, Garden Green and Memento inks (as well as Stazon for the watercolour tag). The ribbons used are the Garden Green Double-Stitched ribbon and the Whisper White Crinkled Seam binding ribbon, which I coloured using the Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend.

As you can see, all of these tags have been created using the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies bundle and some basic supplies. These could be easily ‘stepped-up’ using the coordinating DSP and/or sequins and I’m sure you can see how any of them could be expanded to create matching cards and 3D projects.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this initial look at the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set. Next week I’ll be including the DSP and some of the embellishments to provide you with more inspiration.

If you can’t wait until January to order your Painted Poppies stamp set, you can join my team of Happy Crafters and you’ll be eligible for the preorder, staring on December 3rd! Find out more here.

To order the items used in these projects (or any other Stampin’ Up! products), click the links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop! Note: item numbers for NEW products will be: Painted Poppies bundle 153827, Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon 151326

Happy crafting, h x

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