Hello Handsome Masculine Card

Hello and welcome! I think a lot of people struggle to create cards for men. In my opinion this is because a lot of craft companies don’t make suitable products! However, Stampin’ Up! have lots of options in the latest Annual Catalogue – cars, hobbies, camping, images of men, etc. When I saw the Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set in the latest catalogue I knew I had to buy it! I love the wood effect and the fabulous sentiments. The sample shown in the catalogue was my inspiration for this particular Hello Handsome Masculine Card – take a look on Page 137. If you would like to see another card I have shared using this Stamp Set, you can find it here.

Hello Handsome Masculine Card using Stampin' Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Early Espresso cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

Using the Stamparatus and the hinge-step technique, I stamped the wood effect multiple times onto the card front in Early Espresso ink. If you are not familiar with the Stamparatus or the hinge-step technique, take a look at my video here.

Hello Handsome Masculine Card using Stampin' Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

One of the large label dies from the Tasteful Labels Dies is used to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock. Three different sized stars from the Stitched Stars Dies are cut out of Basic Grey cardstock.

The ‘Hello Handsome’ sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes Dies. The arrow is also stamped onto the sentiment piece in Merry Merlot ink. I thought this would help draw the eye to the other sentiment (from the Round of Applause Stamp Set) which is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Merry Merlot cardstock and cut out with another of the Tasteful Labels Dies.

Hello Handsome Masculine Card using Stampin' Up! Pallet Thoughts Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The die cuts are all layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Hello Handsome Masculine Card?

I hope you like my Hello Handsome Masculine Card. I think the wood effect is so realistic and I’m looking forward to using that particular stamp on lots of projects. It will also look great teamed up with the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder!

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. 

If you don’t have a copy of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, you can request one here.

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Happy crafting, h x

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SU Morning Star Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card which is the latest addition to my Card Kit offering. These card kits are perfect for those who have a few stamp sets and ink pads but don’t necessarily have lots of colours of cardstock, die sets, embellishments etc. Each kit has a blog post and video tutorial to help you and the blog posts list the products used so you can purchase anything you don’t already have in your stash! You can browse the available card kits and PDF tutorials here.

Today’s project features the Stampin’ Up! Morning Star Stamp Set. This set really enables you to build your own scenes and they can be as simple or complicated as you want.

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 card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock. I have used the foliage stamps to create a background using Pear Pizzazz ink. The small flower is then stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink.

The foliage star is also stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Whisper White cardstock and the large flower is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink. This is then cut out using the coordinating Stitched Stars die. This is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. The small foliage stamp is used to decorate the sentiment piece and it is adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

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 items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. If you have the Morning Star stamp set and Pear Pizzazz and Gorgeous Grape ink pads (or similar) you can purchase the card kit here.

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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 Stitched Stars Birthday Card

Hello and welcome! I’ve got a fun, bright, cheerful card for you today – just what we need right now! This is a card I created for a Colour INKspiration colour challenge. You can find out more about these challenges on the Facebook page. The colour combination for the challenge was: Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody – wow!

I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Stitched Stars Dies and Label Me Bold Stamp Set.

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 Mango Melody cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock and a layer of Whisper White cardstock.

The Stitched Stars Dies are used to cut out a piece of cardstock in each of the challenge colours – Daffodil Delight, Call Me Clover, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo and Mango Melody. These are all adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment from the Label Me Bold Stamp Set is stamped three times onto Whisper White cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The sentiments are cut out using Paper Snips and adhered to three of the stars using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think? It’s a great colour combination, isn’t it?! 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? 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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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!®

Stitched Stars Wreath

Hello and welcome to part 4 of my Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle showcase. If you missed them, you can find the previous instalments here (part 1, part 2, part 3).

This week I wanted to show you another home décor piece because these are so popular at this time of year and can be expensive to buy. However, they can be simple to make yourself and, if you have the correct products, are guaranteed to impress your friends.

For this project you will need a basic, undecorated, wreath which can be picked up relatively cheaply in craft stores at this time of year.

Let’s make it…

The colour scheme that I chose for my wreath is Whisper White, Silver Foil and Sparkle Glimmer. I think this is a great combination but something like Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Gold Foil would also look great. Alternatively, use whichever colours go best with your festive décor.

I used the Stitched Stars dies to cut a number of different sized stars from Whisper White cardstock, Silver Foil Sheets and Sparkle Glimmer Paper. I adhered these to the wreath using a glue gun.

The sentiment is from the So Many Stars stamp set and the sentiment piece was created by heat embossing onto Silver Foil Sheets using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This was then cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangles dies. A larger Stitched Rectangle was cut from Sparkle Glimmer Paper and layered behind the sentiment piece. A length of Silver Metallic Thread is attched to the back of the sentiment piece and the whole piece is adhered to the wreath using a glue gun.

The final touch is added with a length of Whisper White ribbon which allows the wreath to be hung up anywhere around the house.

Next time…

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

Next week will be the final instalment of my Stampin’ Up! So Many Stars bundle showcase. I hope you will be able to join me for more inspiration using this gorgeous bundle.

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

Happy crafting, h x

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