Set Sail In The Direction Of Your Dreams!

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created as part of the Stampin’ Up! #keepstamping challenge. This challenge involved using the colour combination Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

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.

I immediately thought that the combination of Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock would suit some sort of sea scape so I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Sailing Home Stamp Set and coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Early Espresso cardstock and this is followed by a 10 x 14.4 cm layer of Shimmery White cardstock.

To the Shimmery White cardstock layer, I added Coastal Cabana and Pretty Peacock inks using a Sponge Brayer. I then spritzed water onto this using a Stampin’ Spritzer. The excess water was dabbed off using my trusty crafting tea towel!

Once the card front was dry, I stamped the birds in Early Espresso ink. The sentiment is also stamped in Early Espresso ink, this time onto Crumb Cake cardstock. This is cut out using the label die from the Smooth Sailing Dies. I have distressed the edges of the die cut using a distressing tool. If you don’t have a distressing tool, you could use the blade of a pair of scissor (but please be careful!).

The ship’s wheel is cut out of Early Espresso cardstock and adhered to the back of the sentiment piece. The whole piece is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

This is a really simple card to create but I think the background gives it a lovely dramatic effect.

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 any of the supplies (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product links below.

Happy crafting, h x

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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!®

SU Good Morning Magnolia Card

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for a sketch challenge hosted by CAS(E) this Sketch. You can see the inspiration below…

If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or take part, you can visit the website here.

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set in combination with the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP). I hope you like my project…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Mint Macaron cardstock. This is followed by a 14.4 x 10 cm layer of Mint Macaron cardstock. To adhere to the sketch I have used 2.5cm wide strips of the Garden Lane DSP at the top and bottom of the card front.

The magnolia image is stamped in Mint Macaron ink onto Whisper White cardstock and coloured using the Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Combos. I decided to fussy-cut the image rather than die cutting because I didn’t want any white space around the image.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Mint Macaron cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. The magnolia image is then layered onto this using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A piece of Early Espresso cardstock is cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The sentiment is adhered to this using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the whole piece adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I think the combination of Mint Macaron and Early Espresso works really well and allows the Flirty Flamingo flower to really pop out from the card!

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 any of the supplies used (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product 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!®

Grapefruit Grove Week 2

Hello and welcome to Week 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Grapefruit Grove Colour Challenge. This week the colour combination is: Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade and Night of Navy.

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Share Sunshine PDF for this card so there is actually no stamping involved! This PDF is a digital stamp set and all proceeds go to organisations supporting the COVID-19 response. To find out more or buy yours, click here.

Although I have produced this card for a specific colour challenge, you could create this card in any colour scheme you want! The same sentiment is available in the PDF in other colours.

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then used one of the large Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out pieces of Grapefruit Grove and Poppy Parade DSP.

These pieces of DSP are adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Having printed out the digital stamp set, I cut out the two sections of the sentiment using the appropriate Stitched Rectangle Dies. Each of these was layered onto a larger piece of Night of Navy cardstock (also cut out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

The toilet roll and martini glass images were fussy cut from the printed digital stamp set and adhered to the sentiment pieces.

The final touch is provided by a few Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed this light-hearted project! We should all take every opportunity to make someone smile in these difficult times.

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 (or any other current Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual product 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!®

I Love Layers!

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up! business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or you may have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Here is the project that I have made for our hop today…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a 13.9 x 9.5 cm layer of Whisper White cardstock which is adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A number of images from the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set are stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut out using the coordinating Budding Blooms Dies.

These die cuts are adhered between three further layers – Seaside Spray DSP (9 x 8 cm), Whisper White cardstock embossing using the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder (9 x 6 cm) and Rococo Rose DSP (8.5 x 5.5 cm).

The tag is created using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch from a piece of Whisper White cardstock (the scallops are created using one of the Budding Blooms Dies) and a piece of Seaside Spray DSP. The sentiment is from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

A length of Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon is threaded through the top of the tag and secured using a length of Linen Thread. The tag is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my 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 at the end of this post.

Happy crafting, h x

Where next?

Please click on the next person on the list (the one after me, Helen Chapman) to continue hopping! Enjoy!

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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!®