Retirement Party Card!

Let me make one thing clear before we get started, I don’t normally name my cards! However, this one just had to be called ‘Retirement Party’ because it features all of the retiring In Colours and my favourite retiring bundle – Stitched All Around, and it has such a happy, party feel to it!

This card was created for the latest Global Design Project Challenge. Click on the link to find out more about these challenges, see other entries and join in. The sketch for the challenge is shown below…

Here is my take on the sketch…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a 13.9 x 10 cm layer of standard Whisper White cardstock which I have coloured using a Sponge Brayer. The colours used on this layer are Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick.

I have cut lengths of each of the In Colour 2018-2020 Grosgrain Ribbons and stapled them to the coloured layer – I also used a small piece of Tear & Tape (positioned such that it would be covered by the die cuts) to hold them in place.

The large label from the Stitched Labels Dies is cut out of Whisper White cardstock and I have used the Call Me Clover Stampin’ Write Marker to create a splatter effect. The edge of the label is trimmed and it is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Blueberry Bushel ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the long label from the Stitched Labels Dies. Again I have used a Stampin’ Write Marker to create a splatter effect. The sentiment piece is adhered to the larger label using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The final touch is provided by some of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots in Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post. 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 (while stocks last) by clicking here or on the individual links below. You can also shop for any other Stampin’ Up! products.

Happy crafting, h x

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SU Bloom & Grow Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I create for a colour challenge hosted by The Spot. The challenge was to create a project using the colours Petal Pink and Grey Granite plus use some sort of Metallics – foil, glimmer paper, embellishments etc. If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in please visit the website linked above.

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 decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and coordinating Budding Blooms Dies…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Grey Granite cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Petal Pink cardstock which I have embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

The three large images from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set are stamped in Grey Granite ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I have coloured parts of the images using the Grey Granite and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and then cut them out using the coordinating dies.

The leaf die from Budding Blooms is used to cut three small pieces of Silver Glimmer Paper. These are adhered to the back of one of the large die cuts using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Two of the large images are adhered directly to the card front and the third is adhered on top using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Grey Granite ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the small label from the Stitched Labels Dies. This is adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I hope you like 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 items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. You’ll head straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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SU Very Versailles Card

Hello and welcome! Have you ever noticed that there are certain stamp sets that get much less exposure than others but you’re not sure why?! For me, the Stampin’ Up! Very Versailles Stamp Set is one of these. I think it is absolutely beautiful but I never see many samples around on social media. Today I wanted to redress the balance a little bit!

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Petal Pink cardstock. The card base is stamped with the frame/mirror image in Petal Pink ink. Next I cut a smaller layer of Highland Heather cardstock and an even smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock.

Onto the Whisper White cardstock layer, I have applied Petal Pink ink through one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks using a Sponge Brayer. I have then stamped the script and foliage images in Highland Heather and Mint Macaron ink respectively.

I cut a notch out of the Whisper White layer using the 0.5″ Circle Punch before adhering it on to the Highland Heather layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I then punched a hole in the Highland Heather layer using a standard hole punch. Mint Macaron Twine is looped through the hole and secured in place using Silver Metallic Thread.

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink onto Highland Heather cardstock and heat embossed using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This is cut out using the Stitched Labels Dies and adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. This final touch is provided by a few Petal Pink Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

I love the way that this combination of subtle colours can make such a big impact!

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 items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. You’ll head straight to my online shop.

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!®

SU Rooted in Nature Card

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.

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.

Here is my project…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Pretty Peacock cardstock. Next I have used a layer of Very Vanilla cardstock which has been embossed using the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.

I have stamped the large leaf from the Stampin’ Up! Rooted In Nature Stamp Set in Crumb Cake, Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock inks. These are cut out and embossed using the coordinating dies from the Nature’s Roots Dies. These are attached to the embossed cardstock layer using a Metallic Brad.

The triple leaf stamp is stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Crumb Cake ink and I have used ‘multi-generation’ stamping to achieve different tones. This is cut out using the large label from the Stitched Labels Dies. I have adhered one of the Leaves Trinkets to the label using a Mini Glue Dot.

The small leaf stamp is stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock in Terracotta Tile ink, again using multiple generations. This is cut out using the long label from the Stitched Labels Dies. This is adhered to the first label using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment and the foliage image are stamped in Pretty Peacock ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out using the circular label from the Stitched Labels Dies. This is adhered to the second label using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I think the different layers and textures give this card a really luxurious feel – I hope you like it! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

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

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!®