Stampin’ Basics Lesson 4

Hello and welcome to Lesson 4 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!

stamping for beginners - card and patterned paper

Last week…

In lesson 3 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course we looked at the different inks available from Stampin’ Up! and when to use them. The blog post is a great quick reference guide. If you missed the video or the associated blog post you can find them here… Lesson 3 video, Lesson 3 blog post

This week…

This week’s lesson features Card and Patterned Paper. In the video I discuss the different types of card and patterned paper (Designer Series Paper or DSP) available from Stampin’ Up! My main aim for this lesson is to give you lots of inspiration for using DSP. Many people hoard patterned paper but it deserves to be used and loved by both you and the recipient of you project! I hope the range of applications I show you for DSP encourages you to take the paper packs off the shelf and put them to good use!

If you haven’t yet seen the video scroll to the end of this blog post to watch.

Paper and card products available:

  • Stampin’ Up! card is available in all 50 current colours – this card is perfect for card bases or layers
  • Stampin’ Up! card is available in Basic Black and this is also suitable for card bases or layers
  • Stampin’ Up! Whisper White and Very Vanilla card is available in standard and thick – standard should be used for layers, whereas thick is perfect for card bases. The standards versions are available in A4 or 12×12″
  • Stampin’ Up! cardstock is available in colour family and In Colour packs, in both A4 and 12×12″
  • 6×6″ DSP packs are available for all colour families and In Colour sets
  • Packs of DSP are available which coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! Suites – some of these are 6×6″ and some 12×12″
  • Speciality DSP has foiling on some sheets – in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue these are: World of Good Speciality DSP and Ornate Garden Speciality DSP
  • Shimmery White cardstock is perfect for colouring or adding subtle shimmer to your project
  • Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper is designed specifically for watercolouring
  • A4 Vellum cardstock is great for overlaying other card or DSP to tone it down or cutting out with punches and dies to add delicate decorative elements
  • Velveteen Paper, Rainbow Glimmer Paper and Foil Sheets are great ways to add sparkle, texture and colour to projects

To shop for any of the Stampin’ Up! paper and card products, click here.

Ways to use your DSP:

Here is a list of different ways to use DSP. Refer back to this list whenever you are stuck for ideas.

  • use for layers on cards
  • stamp on it
  • die cut it
  • make envelopes from it
  • decorate envelope flaps with it
  • create 3D projects
  • decorate 3D projects
  • scrapbooking
  • add colour using Sponge Brayers, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Blends etc.
  • one sheet wonder

Take home message…

Don’t forget, that patterned paper may be making you happy on your shelf but if you use it on a project it will make someone else happy too!

For more information on any of the projects shared in the video, please email me.

I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-3, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next week…

In Lesson 5 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about adhesive! I’ll talk you through the products on offer from Stampin’ Up! and which applications to use them for.

Lesson 5 will premiere on Monday 8th 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. Contact me for more details or purchase the Starter Kit here.

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

Lesson 4 video…

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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!®

Stampin’ Basics Lesson 3

Hello and welcome to Lesson 3 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series! The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience.

Stamping for beginners video series - lesson 3 - Ink explained

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 2 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, we covered the different types of Stamps that are available, how to choose and how to get the best out of them. If you missed the video or the associated blog post, you can find them here… Lesson 2 videoLesson 2 blog post

This week…

In Lesson 3 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, we will talk all about ink! I’ll cover all of the different types of ink available from Stampin’ Up! and when to use them. There will also be some hints and tips along the way!

Stamping for beginners video series - lesson 3 - Ink explained

Take home message…

The most important thing I would like you to learn from this Lesson is to always buy the reinker for the ink pads that you purchase. Otherwise its easy to forget that you can and purchase a new ink pad instead! Plus, you can use them for other techniques as well (I mention some of these in the video).

Summary…

  • Classic Stampin’ Pads – water based dye ink available in 50 colours; use for general stamping; use for watercolour washes or watercolouring images stamped in StazOn; refill available; quick drying; can be used with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. See the selection or shop here.
  • Stampin’ Write Markers – water based dye ink available in 50 colours (plus Basic Black); use for stamping, colouring or writing; refillable with caution (!); quick drying. See the selection or shop here.
  • Memento Tuxedo Black – water based dye ink; use for general stamping; use when using Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers; refill available; quick drying. See links below.
  • StazOn Jet Black (Saddle Brown also available) – solvent based ink; can be used on almost any surface (not fabric); permanent; use for stamping images for watercoloring; not recommended for clear stamps; use StazOn Cleaner. See links below.
  • Versamark – oil based, ‘sticky ink’; use for heat embossing and tone-on-tone stamping; refill available; slower drying. See links below.
  • Craft Stampin’ Pad Whisper White – pigment ink; use on dark coloured cardstock; refill available; slower drying. See links below.
Product List

I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1-3, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next week…

In Lesson 4 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about cardstock and Designer Series Paper (DSP). You’ll find out the differences between different types of cardstock and lots of ways to use patterned paper (and, yes, you will need to open the packet and use it – not just admire it lovingly!)

Lesson 4 will premiere on Monday 1st 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 May 2020 is TQRXHH3Z – 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. Contact me for more details or purchase the Starter Kit here.

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

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the video here…

Stampin’ Basics Lesson 3…

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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!®

Stampin’ Basics Lesson 2

Stamping for beginners. Learn how to stamp with this video series from Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts. Lesson 2 - stamps

Hello and welcome to Lesson 2 of the HCHC Stampin’ Basics Series! The series is the perfect introduction to stamping for beginners or a refresher for those with some experience. You are going to 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 1 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, we covered all of the supplies you need to get you started on your stamping journey. If you missed the video or the associated blog post, you can find them here… Lesson 1 video, Lesson 1 blog post

This week…

In Lesson 2 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, we will talk all about the most important aspect of stamping, the stamps themselves! I’ll talk you through: the different types of stamps you can buy and the differences between them; how to choose your first stamp sets from the thousands you’ve been looking at; and the basics of using and cleaning your stamps (with a few extra hints and tips along the way).

I have compiled a supplies list below in case you don’t have any of the items that I covered in this week’s video.

Product List

If you haven’t already watched Lesson 2 you can do so below…

Stamping for beginners. Learn how to stamp with this video series from Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts. Lesson 2 - stamps - watch the video

I hope you are enjoying the course so far. If you have any questions or comments about the content in Lessons 1 and 2, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next week…

In Lesson 3 of my ‘stamping for beginners’ course, you will learn all about INK. Which types of ink you should use for which applications, how to get more use from your ink pads, how to use reinkers, and more!

Lesson 3 will premiere on Monday 25th May 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 May 2020 is TQRXHH3Z – 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. Contact me for more details 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!®