Press On With Confidence!

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I created using the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Press On Stamp Set (sneak peek alert!). This stamp Set features in the Stampin’ Up! August – December 2020 Mini Catalogue which goes live on 4th August. I’m calling this my Press On With Confidence card!

This catalogue is filled with Christmas, Autumn and all-year-round products so there’s definitely something for everyone. If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and you would like a copy of the catalogue you can fill in a form here.

As soon as I saw the Press On Stamp Set, it just jumped into my basket! I love coffee and there are some really cute images and great sentiments. Here’s the first project I created…

Stampin' Up! Press On With Confidence Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

I had the idea for the layout straight away which meant I needed a different sized card base to the usual A6. This card is DL sized. To create this card base, take a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock and trim to 19.8cm along the long edge (leaving the 20cm edge in tact). Score along the same edge at 9.9cm.

Next is a layer of Coastal Cabana cardstock measuring 19.1 x 8.9 cm. The main card front is then a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 18.1 x 7.9 cm.

Onto the card front I have stamped the row of cups in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the coffee beans in Early Espresso ink. The cups are coloured using the Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Stampin' Up! Press On With Confidence Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The large cup is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto both Whisper White and a piece of the Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper (DSP). The cup wrap is trimmed out of the DSP and adhered to the fussy-cut cup.

I have stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. The same die is also used to cut out a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock. These labels are layered together and the cup is adhered too them. The whole piece is the adhered over the stamped coffee beans using Stampin’ Dimesionals.

Stampin' Up! Press On With Confidence Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Both adhering the card front to the Coastal Cabana layer I have cut a notch out using a small circle punch. Once adhered I used a hole punch to create a hole in the centre of the notch. A piece of Crickled Seam Binding Ribbon has been coloured using the Calypso Coral Dark Stampin’ Blends Marker and then threaded through the hole.

The final touch is provided by a few of the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots (Coastal Cabana).

What do you think to my Press On With Confidence Card?

I hope you like my Stampin’ Up! Press On With Confidence Card. This is such a fun stamp set for the coffee lovers in your life – think cards, gift boxes, home decor, and more! I love the bright, fresh colour combination of Whisper White, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral with the little hint of Early Espresso.

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. The item code for the Press On Stamp Set will be 153392 once it available for general purchase.

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

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Happy crafting, h x

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Monogram Note Cards

Hello and welcome to Part 4 of my Stampin’ Up! Playing With Patterns Suite Showcase. If you missed the first three instalments, you can find them here… Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. This week’s project are these really cute little monogram note cards which are perfect to give with small gifts.

Monogram note cards using the Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Suite - Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

These note cards are created to fit into the Stampin’ Up! 3″ x 3″ Envelopes. Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock to 3″ x 6″ and score at 3″ along the long edge.

Next, use the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut a piece of the Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Then, use the Small Bloom Punch to cut out 5 Calypso Coral cardstock flowers. These are adhered to the DSP layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A smaller square of Whisper White cardstock is cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies. A small length of Coastal Cabana Ribbon (from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack) is doubled over and adhered to the back of this square using Tear & Tape.

I’ve then used the fabulous Foam Adhesive Sheets to cut out the ‘H’ from Calypso Coral cardstock and adhered it to the Whisper White square.

The final touch is provided by a few of the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots.

The envelope is decorated by stamping the stripes from the Pattern Play Stamp Set in Calypso Coral ink onto the front and flap.

What do you think to my Monogram Note Cards?

These monogram note cards are so cute and a really simple way of creating a personalised card. They would work so well in many colour combinations so just match them to the DSP in your stash!

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!®

Playing With Patterns Gift Box

Hello and welcome to part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Playing With Patterns Suite Showcase. If you missed parts 1 and 2 you can find them here… part 1, part 2. Today I am sharing with you a Playing With Patterns Gift Box made using the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes which you can find on Page 152 of your 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

In Parts 1 and 2 we have concentrated on the Pattern Play Stamp Set and Playful Alphabet Dies from the Suite. Today, we are adding in the Playing With Patterns Designer Series Paper (DSP). This paper pack is just so bright and cheerful! It’s great for all ages and perfect for those who love pattern and colour.

Let’s take a look at today’s project…

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Gift Box by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

Start by assembling your Mini Paper Pumpkin Box. The score lines are already there for you and you don’t need any adhesive for this bit.

The band is created from a piece of Purple Posy cardstock measuring 14 x 26.2 cm. The long edge is scored at 2.8, 12.6, 15.4 and 25.2 cm. Once I had folded and burnished the score lines, I applied Tear & Tape to the 1cm tab and adhered the band together.

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Gift Box by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

With the band in place around the box, I adhered a piece of the DSP (measuring 13.5 x 9.3 cm) to the top.

The ‘Just For’ sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Purple Posy cardstock and cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies. The stamp is from the Meant To Be Stamp Set and I masked off the ‘you’ so that I could recreate that using the dies. The circle is adhered to the DSP using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Gift Box by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The ‘y’, ‘o’ and ‘u’ are cut out of DSP using the Playful Alphabet Dies. These are then adhered to Coastal Cabana cardstock circles cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies. These are then adhered to the box using Foam Adhesive Strips.

The final touch is provided by a length of Purple Posy Ribbon from the Playing With Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack which I have tied around the finished box.

What do you think to my Playing With Patterns Gift Box?

I hope you like my Playing With Patterns Gift Box. These Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes are great for little gifts and they also fit the Stampin’ Up! Note Cards & Envelopes perfectly! This means you could add a note card in with your gift or you could even use the box to gift a set of beautiful note cards!

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

Would you like to create this gift box? 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 (or those of you who would like to join my team of Inklings), 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!®

Hello Pattern Play Bundle

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like you to say ‘Hello’ to the Stampin’ Up! Pattern Play Bundle! Last week I introduced you to the Playing with Patterns Suite and used the Pattern Play Stamp Set to create this card. Today we are adding in the coordinating Playful Alphabet Dies.

Everyone needs an alphabet die set in their craft stash and this was is fabulous. The letters are a great size for using on so many paper craft projects – cards, scrapbooking, home decor, etc. You get numbers too which means you can take the personalisation even further! For today’s card I wanted it to feel like the letters were on balloons, floating at different heights across the card and spelling out ‘hello’.

Hello Pattern Play Bundle by Stampin' Up! - 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 Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm, onto which I adhered strips of Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Purple Posy cardstock (the Playing With Patterns Suite colours).

Hello Pattern Play Bundle by Stampin' Up! - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Across the card front I have heat embossed the ‘dots’ stamp in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Circles of each of the Suite Colours are cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies. The letters are also cut from the Suite Colours using the Playful Alphabet Dies. Each letter is adhered to one of the circles using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then on to the card from using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hello Pattern Play Bundle by Stampin' Up! - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by a number of Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Did you enjoy saying Hello to the Pattern Play Bundle?

I hope you like this Hello Pattern Play Bundle Card. This bundle, and the rest of the Suite, just cries out for gorgeous, bright and cheerful cards. I think it’s a great bundle for kids cards, teenager cards and, of course, for creating personalised projects. I’m sure we all know someone who has an unusual name or unusual spelling of a more common name – they normally miss out on personalised items but you can change that!

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 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.

If you have a large wish list… 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!®