Quick and Simple Painted Poppies Card

Hello and welcome! If you have followed my blog for a while you may have noticed that my card tend to be either really simple or have lots of layers and texture. That’s because I love both styles but also because we simply have more time to spend on some cards than on others.

What’s important to me, though, is that even the quick and simple cards should have some sort of positive impact (joy, hope or comfort, etc.) to the recipient.

Today’s project features the Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Stamp Set…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Basic Black cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm.

Onto the bottom of the Whisper White layer I have stamped the image of multiple poppies twice in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. One of the poppies has been coloured with the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped onto Poppy Parade cardstock in Stazon Jet Black ink. I find that Stazon works better for small, delicate sentiments. The sentiment piece is cut out using one of the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

What do you think?

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

Happy crafting, h x

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Clean & Simple Sketch Challenge

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share a card I created for a Clean & Simple Sketch Challenge. You can find out more about these challenges here – you can view the other entries or take part yourself. The sketch for the challenge is shown below.

I decided on a simple colour scheme of Very Vanilla and Petal Pink, and used a combination of different products.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock and this is followed by a slightly smaller layer of Very Vanilla cardstock. Instead of using two different patterned papers or colours of cardstock to split the background, as indicated in the sketch, I decided to use a die cut. I used one of the Ornate Borders Dies to cut out a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and adhered this to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

For the angled panel I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and cut one piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and one piece of the Petal Pink DSP, layered them together and adhered them to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To decorate the panel, I cut the three single flowers from the Ornate Borders Dies, layered them together and added a Petal Pink Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequin.

The final touch was the sentiment, from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, which is stamped directly onto the card front in Petal Pink ink.

I hope the 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.

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!®

Under My Umbrella Card

Hello and welcome. Today I would like to share with you a card created using the Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Bundle. If you’d prefer to watch me making this card, scroll to the end of this post where you’ll find my YouTube video tutorial.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. For the main card front I have cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock and embossed it using the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

I have wrapped a length of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the top of the embossed layer and held in place using Tear & Tape (on the back of the embossed layer). I have tied another, shorter, length of the ribbon towards the right hand side. The card front can then be adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I have stamped the umbrella and boots images onto Stampin’ Up! Bird Ballad DSP in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The umbrella is cut out using the coordinating punch and the boots are fussy-cut. The are adhered to a piece of Whisper White cardstock which has been cut out using the Stampin’ Up! Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The umbrella handle is stamped directly onto the cardstock using Basic Grey ink. The image piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. This sentiment piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in todays project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) simply click here or on the individual links below and you’ll head straight to my online shop.

This card is also available as a ‘make at home’ kit. Find out more here.

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Under My Umbrella Card

You may have noticed that I’m currently a little obsessed by Creative Challenges! I think they are a great way to spark creativity and encourage you to try different colour combinations and styles of project. Today I want to share with you a card I created which actually meets the requirements for two Challenges! These are: the latest Papercraft Crew Challenge (PCC #375) and The Spot Challenge (#103). If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in, you can find the details on their websites: Papercraft Crew and The Spot. Here are the challenges…

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

I decided to use the super cute Stampin’ Up! Under My Umbrella Stamp Set combined with the Stampin’ Up! Stitched So Sweetly dies. The card follows the sketch from the Papercraft Crew challenge and uses the colour combination (Rococo Rose, Basic Grey and Soft Sea Foam) from The Spot challenge!

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Basic Grey cardstock and I have followed this with a slightly smaller layer of Soft Sea Foam cardstock. Using the Stitched So Sweetly dies I cut out a rectangle of Basic Grey cardstock and a slightly smaller rectangle of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and layered them together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The boots are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and coloured using the Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends. These are then fussy cut.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Grey ink onto Soft Sea Foam cardstock and cut out using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. The boots are adhered to the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I have coloured a length of Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon using the Rococo Rose Dark Stampin’ Blends and adhered this to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape.

The sentiment is attached to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is provided by a few Soft Sea Foam Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

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 at home? You can purchase any of the items used in today’s project (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

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!®