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…

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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

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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!®

Far Apart But Close At Heart

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I created to send to my parents and Grandma. I would normally see them at least once a week but I haven’t seen them in person for 8 weeks now!

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Crushed Curry cardstock. This is followed by two strips of the Stampin’ Up! Mosaic Mood Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP). The top strip measures 14.4 x 5.1 cm and the bottom strip measures 14.4 x 3.7 cm.

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Stamp Set and is stamped in Soft Suede ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. This is then cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch and layered onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The sentiment piece is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by a few of the Heart Epoxy Droplets which I have coloured using the Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.

I hope you like my card – I’m sure my family will! There will probably even be some tears from my Grandma! Hopefully things will be back to normal soon and we’ll be able to have a hug!

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 card? You can purchase the supplies (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below.

Happy crafting, h x

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!®

Herringbone Technique Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card we created during our latest Online Team Meeting! This card uses the ‘Herringbone’ technique and is great for using up your patterned paper scraps!

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.

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Calypso Coral cardstock. I have then cut a 9.5 x 13.9 cm Whisper White layer to apply the Designer Series Paper (DSP) to. I have chosen to use the Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad DSP which is one of my favourites from the current Annual Catalogue.

The DSP is cut into 1.2cm wide strips and adhered to the Whisper White layer to form the card front. This is then adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Share Sunshine Digital Stamp Set which you can find here, and is cut out using the 2″ Circle Punch. The 2.25″ Circle Punch is used to cut out a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock. These are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This is a great technique which allows you to use up DSP scraps as well as showing off a number of different DSP sheets on one card. Of course, if all the sheets are from the same DSP pack, you just know they will coordinate perfectly! Simply choose one of the coordinating colours for your card base and you are guaranteed a fabulous card.

What do you think?

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

Don’t forget to check out the Share Sunshine PDF Download!

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. Note: the Share Sunshine PDF link is above.

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!®