How to make a Hot Dog I Love You card!

Hello and welcome to the January edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is ‘Love and Hugs’. Apparently it’s National Hug Day on 21st January (who knew that was a thing?). I decided to use the super cute ‘Hot Dog’ stamp set from the new January – June 2021 Mini Catalogue. I hope you like my Hot Dog I Love You card. Don’t forget to hop around and see all the inspiration we have for you on this theme!

Stampin' Up! Hot Dog I Love You card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Basic White thick cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4cm.

Cut a layer of Basic White cardstock to 9.5 x 13.9 cm and stamp the two dogs at the bottom using Night of Navy ink. Stamp the heart between them in Real Red ink.

Stampin' Up! Hot Dog I Love You card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Wrap a length of Denim Ribbon around the Whisper White layer on secure on the reverse using Tear & Tape.

Cut the heart and letters ‘I’ and ‘U’ from Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Playful Alphabet and Be Mine Stitched Die Sets. Adhere these elements above the ribbon using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Hot Dog I Love You card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the remaining sentiment in Night of Navy ink onto Basic White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Die Set. Adhere this to the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my interpretation of the theme?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this card. These sausage dogs are just so cute. The stamp set contains lots of small elements to enable you to personalise the dogs and build up scenes. I’m going to be using this set a lot!

If you have any questions or comments (or photos of your projects), 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. 

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Rest & Relax, It’s Summer Time and You Deserve It!

Timeless Tropical Summer Card

Hello and welcome to the August edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is ‘Summer’! It certainly feels like we’ve had a bit of summer over the past few days so this Blog Hop is perfectly timed! This theme immediately made me think of the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set, particularly the ‘Rest & Relax You Deserve It’ sentiment and the pineapple image. I decided to combine this stamp set with a few of the 2020-2022 In Colours because they are so bright, cheerful and ‘summery’. Let’s find out how I created this Timeless Tropical Summer Card…

Don’t forget to carry on hopping once you have read my blog post, the list of participants can be found below.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a (standard A6) Whisper White Thick cardstock base. Next, adhere a 10 x 14.4 cm Magenta Madness cardstock layer to the card base to add a lovely hint of shocking pink! Create the main card front from a 9.5 x 13.9 cm piece of Whisper White.

Use a Magenta Madness Stampin’ Write Marker to create ‘splatters’ across the card front. You can do this using the brush nib end of the marker and flicking it just inside the cap onto the cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Carefully ink up the pineapple stamp using Bumblebee and Just Jade ink pads. Stamp onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

Heat emboss the sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock and trim to 3.5 x 10.5 cm. Cut a length of Magenta Madness Ribbon and double over. Then adhere this to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Tropical Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Adhere the pineapples to the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhere the whole piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Timeless Tropical Summer Card?

I hope you like my card. This is a relatively quick card to create but I think the colour combination means that it really packs a punch! I love experimenting with different ways of attaching ribbon to my projects too and this is a lovely subtle way of adding a little extra interest and texture to your 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 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.

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A Little Something For You

A Little Something For You…

Hello and welcome to the July edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is the new 2020-2022 In Colours. The latest set of Stampin’ Up! In Colours consists of Misty Moonlight, Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness and Bumblebee. Which is your favourite so far? I think mine if Misty Moonlight at the moment.

Stampin' Up! New In Colours 2020-2022

For today’s project I decided to use products from the upcoming August – December Mini Catalogue! I used the Warm Hugs Bundle and Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set and I hope to show you that very few stamp sets are just for Christmas!

Don’t forget to carry on hopping once you have read my blog post, the list of participants can be found towards the end of this post.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs and Wrapped In Christmas A Little Something For You 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 piece of the 2020-2022 In Colour Designer Series Paper (DSP) measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The main card front is a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 8 x 12.4 cm.

Before adhering the card front to the card base I have stapled two lengths of In Colour Ribbon to the top left hand corner. This is one of my favourite ways of incorporating two different ribbons into a project.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs and Wrapped In Christmas A Little Something For You Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment (from the Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set) is stamped in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the circle die (from the Warm Wraps Die Set). This is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Warm Hugs and Wrapped In Christmas A Little Something For You Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The mug outline and in-fill is stamped in each of the In Colours onto Whisper White cardstock. These are cut out using the coordinating die and adhered to the sentiment piece and the card front as shown.

What do you think to my A Little Something For You Card?

I hope you like my ‘A Little Something For You’ card. I adore the new In Colours and I really like using ‘Christmas’ Stamp Sets for non-Christmas projects – us crafters love getting our money’s worth! This card would be great if you were giving tea / coffee / hot chocolate themed gifts.

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 (current) supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below. Note: the products from the August – December Mini Catalogue are not available until 4th August, unless you are a demonstrator. The item numbers for these products are: Warm Hugs Bundle 155145; Wrapped in Christmas Stamp Set 153481.

If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue or August-December Mini Catalogue, you can request one here.

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Simple Stamping with Comfort & Hope

Hello and welcome to the June edition of the Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! This month our theme is ‘Simple Stamping’. Simple Stamping is a phrase used a lot in the Stampin’ Up! world and it means just using Stamps, Ink and Paper (Cardstock). These projects are great for beginners, those without a die cutting machine, or for times when we need a beautiful card quickly! For my project I decided to pair Simple Stamping with Comfort & Hope, a brand new Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue. I hope you like it!

Don’t forget to carry on hopping once you have read my blog post, the list of participants can be found below.

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.

Simple Stamping Comfort & Hope Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm, which forms the main card front.

Simple Stamping Comfort & Hope Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I have stamped the ‘twine loop’ in Crumb Cake ink onto the right hand side of my card front. The ‘grass’ image is then stamped repeatedly around this to form a loose wreath. I have used Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz ink and used multiple generations of stamping to get a range of colour tones.

The sentiment is stamped in Mossy Meadow ink onto Whisper White cardstock which is trimmed to 2.1 x 7 cm. I have also decorated the sentiment piece with the ‘grass’ image and the ‘gems’ image, both stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink. This is layered onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 2.6 x 8 cm.

Simple Stamping Comfort & Hope Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by the ‘rhinestones’ image which is stamped in the bottom left corner in Mossy Meadow ink.

What do you think to my Simple Stamping with Comfort & Hope?

I hope you like my card. I love the Stampin’ Up! Comfort & Hope Stamp Set. It contains a wonderful mix of background stamps, some gorgeous sentiments and great focal images. I think the inclusion of stamps which look like rhinestones and gems is inspired! They are a fabulous finishing touch without adding thickness or weight to your project!

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.

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