SU Garden Lane DSP Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I created for a sketch challenge. The challenge was hosted by The Spot. You can find out more about these challenges, see the other entries and join in here.

The sketch for the challenge is shown below.

I decided to combined the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Garden Lane DSP with Daisies created using the Daisy and Medium Daisy Punches.

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

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Mossy Meadow cardstock. This is followed by a layer of the Stampin’ Up! Garden Lane DSP; and, to fit with the sketch, a band of another sheet of the DSP.

The Daisies are cut from Whisper White cardstock using the Daisy and Medium Daisy Punches. The centres are cut from Mango Melody cardstock using the 0.5″ Circle Punch. The Leaf Punch is used to cut leaves from Mossy Meadow cardstock. Punched leaves are adhered to the back of the large daisy and one of the smaller daisies and these are adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is stamped onto Mossy Meadow cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The sentiment is from the Stitched All Around Stamp Set and is cut out using the coordinating Stitched Labels Dies.

A length of Mossy Meadow Linen Thread is tied in a bow through the holes in the die cut. The final small daisy is shaped and adhered to the die cut using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the whole sentiment piece is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I think the contrast between the rich Mossy Meadow and bright Whisper White looks great and the small elements of Mango Melody just add that finishing touch.

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 yourself? You can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. These links will take you straight to my online shop.

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!®

SU Timeless Tulips Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I made for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #376. This was a colour challenge and the requirements are shown below:

If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in, you can visit the Paper Craft Crew website.

The three colours that I chose were: So Saffron, Grapefruit Grove and Pear Pizzazz. Here is my card…

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

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Pear Pizzazz cardstock. This is followed by a slightly smaller layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock which I have embossed using the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. I have also cut one of the frames from the Stitched Labels Dies from Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Through the holes in the frame I have threaded a length of Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon (held in place using Tear & Tape). The frame is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I have stamped the main flower image from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set in Grapefruit Grove ink onto So Saffron cardstock. This is one of my favourite techniques for this stamp set. It is such a simple way to achieve the dual colour effect which is common in tulips! Having stamped the flower three times I cut them out using the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.

I stamped three of the leaf images in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and fussy cut them. One leaf was adhered to each tulip and then they were all adhered to the die cut frame using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set and is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock. This was then cut out using one of the Stitched Labels Dies and adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tone-on-tone stamping is a great technique when using Whisper White cardstock seems too stark for your project. In this case I think its use helps the tulips to remain the focal point of the card whilst everything else blends together.

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 yourself? You can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. The links will take you straight to my online shop.

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!®

Stitched All Around Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I created for the March SU! Colour Challenge. You can find out more about these Colour Challenges, see other entries or join in on their Facebook page. This month the colour combination is: Balmy Blue, Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze and Pretty Peacock – wow! Balmy Blue is a bit of a curve ball in there!

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 the project that I created…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Cajun Craze cardstock and the main card front is a slightly smaller layer of Sahara Sand cardstock. I have stamped images from the Stampin’ Up! Stitched All Around Stamp Set onto the card front in Pretty Peacock and Cajun Craze ink. I have also used Stampin’ Write Markers in those two colours to create the ‘splatter’ effect.

To incorporate the Balmy Blue I cut out a piece of 6×6″ DSP using the Stitched Labels Dies. This is adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On top of this I added a length of Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon which I adhered using Tear & Tape.

The sentiment is stamped in Cajun Craze ink onto Sahara Sand cardstock and cut out using the coordinating Stitched Labels Dies. This is adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I really enjoy taking part in these creative challenges. If you struggle for inspiration that can provide a wonderful kick-start so why not join in?

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 yourself. You can purchase any of the item used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual link below.

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!®

SU Happy Tails Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I created for the AAA Cards CAS Challenge #161. If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in visit their website here. These challenges are all about Clean And Simple (CAS) and the requirements for Game #161 are ‘Along the edge’ with an optional twist of Cats & Dogs (well, I wasn’t going to miss out on that!)…

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

As you would expect I included the optional twist! Here is my entry…

Let’s make it…

Well, this isn’t going to take long is it?!

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and the card front is a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. I have stamped the paw image from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Tails Stamp Set repeatedly along the bottom of the card front in Early Espresso ink.

The dog image (or at least a bit of it!) is also stamped in Early Espresso ink and I have coloured it in using Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set. It is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the small label from the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Labels Dies. This is adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

With these ‘Clean and Simple’ challenges the key is knowing when to stop!

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

Would you like to make this card yourself? You can purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on any of the individual links below. These links take you straight to my online shop.

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!®