Hello Handsome Masculine Card

Hello and welcome! I think a lot of people struggle to create cards for men. In my opinion this is because a lot of craft companies don’t make suitable products! However, Stampin’ Up! have lots of options in the latest Annual Catalogue – cars, hobbies, camping, images of men, etc. When I saw the Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set in the latest catalogue I knew I had to buy it! I love the wood effect and the fabulous sentiments. The sample shown in the catalogue was my inspiration for this particular Hello Handsome Masculine Card – take a look on Page 137. If you would like to see another card I have shared using this Stamp Set, you can find it here.

Hello Handsome Masculine Card using Stampin' Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Early Espresso cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

Using the Stamparatus and the hinge-step technique, I stamped the wood effect multiple times onto the card front in Early Espresso ink. If you are not familiar with the Stamparatus or the hinge-step technique, take a look at my video here.

Hello Handsome Masculine Card using Stampin' Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

One of the large label dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies is used to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Three different sized stars from the Stitched Stars Dies are cut out of Basic Grey cardstock.

The ‘Hello Handsome’ sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes Dies. The arrow is also stamped onto the sentiment piece in Merry Merlot ink. I thought this would help draw the eye to the other sentiment (from the Round of Applause Stamp Set) which is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Merry Merlot cardstock and cut out with another of the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Hello Handsome Masculine Card using Stampin' Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The die cuts are all layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Hello Handsome Masculine Card?

I hope you like my Hello Handsome Masculine Card. I think the wood effect is so realistic and I’m looking forward to using that particular stamp on lots of projects. It will also look great teamed up with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder!

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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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!®

Rainbow Graduation Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you my Rainbow Graduation Card! I’ve been having a lot of fun with the Stampin’ Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set recently – it’s great for any type of Congratulations card but the cute mortar board image and wonderful sentiments mean it’s perfect for Graduation Cards.

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.

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Basic Black cardstock measuring 10.2 x 14.6 cm. The main card front is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

Using the Stamparatus and the hinge-step technique, I stamped the ‘you did it!’ sentiment five times, in Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape inks. If you are not familiar with the Stamparatus or the hinge-step technique, take a look at my video here.

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I cut pieces of Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape cardstock into pieces measuring 3 x 2.5 cm and adhered them to the card front such that they aligned with the sentiment stamped in the same colour.

The mortar board image was stamped five times in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

Rainbow Graduation Card using Stampin' Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Splatters of colour were created on the card front using Stampin’ Write Markers (Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Gorgeous Grape). To do this you use the brush tip end of the marker and flick it from just inside the lid, against the edge of the lid.

Four of the mortar boards were adhered to the cardstock squares (Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point) using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final mortar board was adhered just above the Gorgeous Grape sentiment, also using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Rainbow Graduation Card?

I hope you like my Rainbow Graduation Card. Rainbows are used more and more at the moment as a symbol of hope and encouragement which I thought would be perfect for a Graduation Card.

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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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!®

Congratulations on your Graduation!

Hello and welcome! Many graduation ceremonies have been postponed or even cancelled this year so I thought I really bright and cheerful card to say ‘Congratulations on your Graduation’ was in order.

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Round of Applause Stamp Set with its really cute little mortar board and lovely, fancy, congratulations sentiment. Because I wanted something really bright and bold I combined this with the Pattern Play Stamp Set to create the fabulous background pattern.

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

Congratulations on your graduation card using Stampin' Up! products by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Magenta Madness cardstock – isn’t this new colour just gorgeous. I thought Melon Mambo was bright and bold but this takes it a step further! This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the striped background using the hinge step technique to alternate between Magenta Madness and Just Jade inks. I took lengths of the Magenta Madness and Just Jade In Colour Ribbons and stapled them to the Whisper White layer.

Congratulations on your graduation card using Stampin' Up! products by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is stamped in Just Jade ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the banner from the Tasteful Touches Die Set. I have also cut a piece of Just Jade cardstock using the same die and layered these together. The mortar board is stamped in Magenta Madness ink onto Whisper White cardstock, fussy-cut and adhered to the sentiment banner. The whole sentiment piece is then adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Congratulations on your graduation card using Stampin' Up! products by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

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

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my ‘Congratulations on your Graduation’ Card. I love the bright and bold simplicity of it!

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

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!®

Nautical Father’s Day Card

Hello and welcome! Today I wanted to share with you a Nautical Father’s Day card that I created using a number of different Stampin’ Up! products. Often I stick to a particular bundle when creating cards but in this example I have used three different Stamp Sets and two different Die Sets!

I hope you like my Pacific Point Nautical Father’s Day Card. I think it has a real sailing feel without a boat in sight!

Nautical Father's Day Card using Stampin' Up! Products

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then cut a strip of Pacific Point cardstock measuring 14.9 x 7.3 cm and adhered it centrally to the card base.

I used the Stamparatus to create a background pattern onto a strip of Whisper White cardstock measuring 14.9 x 7.1 cm. The stamp is from the Pattern Play Stamp Set and I’ve used the hinge-step technique to stamp it repeatedly in Pacific Point ink. As you can see, I’ve used multi-generation stamping to produce different depths of colour. This strip is adhered to the Pacific Point strip using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Stamparatus is perfect for this technique and makes it so easy to produce this kind of effect. If you are interested in purchasing the Stamparatus, why not consider adding it to a Starter Kit during June and you’ll be able to choose £130 worth of product plus a FREE bundle for just £99. Find out more here.

Nautical Father's Day Card using Stampin' Up! Products

The die cut ‘happy’ is from the Well Written Die Set and is cut out of Pacific Point cardstock – I used the Adhesive Sheets to help adhere this to the card.

The large label is from the Tasteful Labels Die Set and is cut out of Pacific Point cardstock. I have trimmed the edge using my Paper Trimmer such that it sits flush with the edge of the card base. The horizontal banner is from the same Die Set and is used to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Onto this I have stamped ‘Father’s Day’ from the Well Said Stamp Set and the ‘chevrons’ from the Pattern Play Stamp Set. Both are stamped in Pacific Point but I have stamped off first with the ‘chevrons’.

Nautical Father's Day Card using Stampin' Up! Products

The final sentiment is from the Round of Applause Stamp Set and I have heat embossed it onto Pacific Point cardstock using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This is then cut out using the other banner from the Tasteful Labels Die Set.

The final touch is provided by some ‘splatter’ which I created using the Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker.

What do you think?

I hope you like this Nautical Father’s Day Card. If you would like to find out more about the Stamparatus, I have a YouTube video premiere at 09:00 on Monday 15th June which talks you through the benefits of this tool and the techniques that you can try!

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. My June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. If you would like more information about how to use the code, you can find it here.

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. During June the offer get EVEN BETTER as you can also add in a FREE BUNDLE! Click here for more details. Please don’t spend £98 on £98 worth of product when you could be taking advantage of this promotion!

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!®