You’re Invited!

Hello and welcome! I will be hosting an Online Catalogue Launch Party on Friday 5th June and you’re all invited!

The party will be hosted by myself and two fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators and it will be a day of LIVE demonstrations, sneak peeks at the brand new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, fun and prizes!

Online Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Launch Party

The party will take place on Facebook and you can join the group here.

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, simply fill in the request form here. If you have shopped with me or attended one of my workshops the Catalogue is FREE, otherwise I ask that you cover postage and you’ll receive a voucher for that amount off your first order (within 12 months).

Online Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue Launch Party

If you see products that you would like to purchase during this event, you can do so in my online shop. Please use the Host Code KMU24D9T to receive an extra little gift from me and to be entered into the Prize Draw!

I’m really excited about sharing this brand new catalogue with you and to host my first ONLINE Catalogue Launch Party! There are so many new things to love and some old favourites have carried over too. Don’t forget to request your copy here.

I’ll see you LIVE and in person on Friday 5th June. Keep an eye on the group as the full agenda will be posted there closer to the time!

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!®

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a Double Easel Fancy Fold Card made using the Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Suite. Fancy Fold Cards can be a bit daunting but this is a great fold to start with because it is pretty simple but it’s sure to impress the recipient!

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

A PDF Tutorial featuring this card is available to purchase here.

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card featuring the Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Grey Granite cardstock measuring 10.5 x 29.7 cm (i.e. an A4 sheet cut in half length-wise). This is scored at 14.9 cm to create a standard tent-fold card base.

The next layer is a piece of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 10 x 26.4 cm. This is scored at 6 and 12 cm along the long edge and the large panel adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card featuring the Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite

A sheet of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) has been cut into three panels: one measuring 13.9 x 9.5 cm and two measuring 5.5 x 9.5 cm. Onto the large panel I have stamped the foliage image from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set in Grey Granite ink. Each panel is adhered to the relevant Night of Navy panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The flower and foliage images are stamped onto Grey Granite cardstock in Night of Navy ink and fussy cut using Paper Snips. One of the large labels from the Tasteful Labels Dies is used to cut a piece of Vellum Cardstock. The Sprig Punch is also used to cut three pieces of vellum.

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card featuring the Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite

The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Grey Granite cardstock and cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. All of the decorative elements are layered together and adhered to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed this Double Easel Fancy Fold Card and I hope I have convinced you that it is not as difficult as it looks! Fancy Fold Cards are great for special occasions and special people in your life. It will be clear that you have put in that extra time and effort for them.

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 In Good Taste Suite (154147) is from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue which goes live on 3rd June 2020. Use the item number given to order these after that date. 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 May 2020 Host Code is: TQRXHH3Z – 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.

Product list…

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Video tutorial…

Double Easel Fancy Fold Card - Video Tutorial featuring the Stampin' Up! In Good Taste Suite - by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

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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!®

You Are Simply Wonderful

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share with you a card I made for the May SU! Colour Challenge on Facebook. This Colour Challenge Card uses the combination: Silver, Pretty Peacock, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey and So Saffron. I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and coordinating Budding Blooms Dies.

Colour Challenge Card using the Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set - Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Basic Grey cardstock. This is followed by a 10.2 x 14.6 cm Basic Grey layer.

One of the images from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. The berries are coloured using the Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends and the flowers are coloured using the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Combo. The image is then cut out using one of the Budding Blooms Dies.

Colour Challenge Card using the Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set - Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

A piece of Whisper White cardstock is cut out using one of the Layering Circles Dies. I have created a splatter effect on the die cut using the Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker. I have layered the floral image onto this die cut and then onto the card front (so that it overlaps the edge) using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trimmed off the excess using Paper Snips.

A length of Silver Metallic Thread is wound around and adhered to the card front using a Mini Glue Dot.

Colour Challenge Card using the Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set - Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Melon Mambo cardstock and trimmed to 3.3 x 10.4 cm using the Paper Trimmer. This piece is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by a combination of Silver Metallic Pearls and Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dots.

I think the touches of Melon Mambo really make all the difference on this card – it’s such a fabulous, fun colour! I love creating Colour Challenge Cards because they encourage me to use colour combinations that I wouldn’t normally think of.

What do you think?

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

Would you like to create this Colour Challenge Card? You can purchase any of the supplies (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below.

If you would like more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set take a look at these posts… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or take a look at my dedicated Pinterest Board.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list to create this Colour Challenge Card…

Product List

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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!®

Celebrate Masculine Makes!

Hello and welcome to the latest Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! We’re so pleased you could join us. This month our theme is Masculine Makes!

People often say they struggle to make cards for men but with Stampin’ Up! products there are so many options – Stamp Sets which cover different hobbies, outdoor scenes and so many colours to choose from!

I have decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and coordinating Garage Gears Dies for my project, I hope you like it…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and this is followed by a 14.6 x 10.2 cm layer of Basic Black cardstock. The main card front is created from a 9.9 x 14.3 cm layer of Whisper White cardstock.

I have used the ‘oil spill’ image (stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink) and some splatters (created using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker) to create a background.

The multiple gears die is used to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I have then pressed into a Versamark Pad and heat embossed using Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The die cut is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Buffalo Check Background Stamp is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and I have cut it down to 6.4 x 10 cm using the Paper Trimmer. I have distressed this using a distressing tool but you could always use the blade of a pair of scissors (please be careful!). I have also ‘scrunched up’ the cardstock (is that a real word?) and adhered it to the card front in just two places such that it looks a bit like a fluttering chequered flag.

The ‘celebrate’ sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. It is cut out using one of the label dies and distressed as above. I have then used Basic Grey ink and a Sponge Dauber to add a grungy look. I have adhered one of the Classic Garage Metal Elements to the sentiment piece using a Mini Glue Dot and the whole piece is tucked under the ‘flag’ and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A piece of Basic Black cardstock has been cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The 2″ Circle Punch has been used to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This has been decorated with splatters using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and the two pieces layered together. The car image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating die. This is layered on to the circles and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think?

I love all of the layers and texture on this card and I think it proves that masculine makes can be really detailed too.

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.

I hope you like my project. Don’t forget to carry on hopping to see what inspiration my Stamptastic Friends have for you…

Happy crafting, h x

Who’s next?

Product list…

Product List

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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!®