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 Gift Bag

Hello, and welcome to the 4th instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Stamp Set Showcase. If you have missed parts 1-3 you can find them here (part 1, part 2, part 3).

This week I’d like to show you a project using the Stampin’ Up! Copper Dotted Treat Bags. These bags are really cute on their own but you can really step them up with a little embellishment.

Let’s make it…

In this case, I have cut 5 leaves and the swirly label out of Copper Foil Sheets using the Painted Labels dies which are part of the Painted Poppies bundle. I have also cut the largest label out of Whisper White cardstock.

To create the two poppies, I first stamped the ‘in-fill’ stamp onto Whisper White cardstock in ‘second generation’ Soft Suede ink. This simply means that once I had inked up the stamp, I stamped onto my grid paper and then onto the Whisper White (without reinking the stamp). I really want to do another version of this project using Rococo Rose as the ‘in-fill’ because it seems to coordinate so well with metallics. I then heat embossed the poppy images in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. These were cut out using the coordinating dies.

To create the two poppies, I first stamped the ‘in-fill’ stamp onto Whisper White cardstock in ‘second generation’ Soft Suede ink. This simply means that once I had inked up the stamp, I stamped onto my grid paper and then onto the Whisper White (without reinking the stamp). I really want to do another version of this project using Rococo Rose as the ‘in-fill’ because it seems to coordinate so well with metallics. I then heat embossed the poppy images in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder. These were cut out using the coordinating dies.

I layered and adhered all of my die cuts and attached to the gift bag using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is provided by one of the Mini Library Clips which keeps the bag closed.

I layered and adhered all of my die cuts and attached to the gift bag using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is provided by one of the Mini Library Clips which keeps the bag closed.

I think these Treat Bags are fabulous for small gifts, table favours or even gift cards. The use of metallics creates a really luxurious look which I’m sure your recipient will adore!

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at: helen@papercraftlife.com

I hope you can join me again next week for more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies stamp set.

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

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Wood and Copper – not just for home décor!

Hello, and welcome to Part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle showcase. If you missed it, you can find Part 1 here. Last week’s project only used the Stitched Stars dies from the bundle so this week I have incorporated the So Many Stars stamp set as well.

Wood and copper are a really popular combination at the moment in home décor and accessories. With this in mind, I decided to create a card using this same combination!

Let’s make it…

The base card is created from Early Espresso cardstock. The DSP layer actually comes from the Pressed Petals Suite which might come as a surprise! Its important not to feel constrained by the products. Don’t think that particular Suites have to stick together, mix and match so that you are getting maximum versatility from your purchases!

Across the top of the DSP layer, I have stamped a few of the small star-cluster images from the So Many Stars stamp set in Delicata Celestial Copper ink. This adds a beautiful subtle look which catches the light wonderfully. I have also wrapped a length of the Copper Trim around the DSP layer for added interest.

The focal point of the card is provided by the fabulous star swirl from the Stitched Stars dies which I have cut from Copper Foil Sheet. The additional stars that are cut out by the die have been adhered around the card too (the one in the top left corner is on a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional).

The sentiment is heat embossed in Copper Stampin’ Emboss powder onto Early Espresso cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. This is adhered to the main card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is a couple more stars cut from Copper Foil Sheet and adhered to the sentiment piece to tie it in to the rest of the card.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. Please join me next time for more inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle. Don’t forget that most products from the Autumn / Winter catalogue are now only available while stocks last (a few products may carry over) so if you want to get your hands on this bundle, make sure you order soon. Any of the items used (and any other Stampin’ Up! products) can be purchased (subject to availability) from my online shop by clicking on one of the links below.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Happy crafting, h x

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You Warm My Heart!

Hello! I’m really excited to be back with the third instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set Showcase. If you missed the first two posts you can find them here (part 1 and part 2).

This week I wanted to show that Frosted Foliage is not just for Christmas and doesn’t need to involve Balmy Blue or Night of Navy! With that in mind I have used a colour scheme of Very Vanilla and Soft Suede. I hope you like it!

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and I have followed this with a smaller layer of Soft Suede cardstock. The main background for the card is created from a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock onto which I have stamped in Soft Suede ink using the Crackle Paint background stamp. I have then embossed this layer using the Subtle 3D embossing folder. This gives a lovely texture to the background of the card.

For the sentiment piece I have also stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. This was then die cut using the Frosted Frames dies. I’ve added some extra interest by using a length of Copper Trim. The sentiment is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is created with the addition of gorgeous die-cut foliage from the Frosted Frames dies set. These have been cut from both Very Vanilla cardstock and Copper Foil Sheets. I think the shine and extra dimension produced by the foliage gives a lovely, luxurious feel to the card, making the recipient feel really special. Which, of course, is one of the main reasons to send handmade cards!

Next time…

Thanks for joining me today. I really hope you have enjoyed reading this blog post. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

I hope you can join me next week for the final instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Frosted Foliage Stamp Set Showcase.

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

Happy crafting, h x

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