You Are Simply Wonderful

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share with you a card I made for the May SU! Colour Challenge on Facebook. This Colour Challenge Card uses the combination: Silver, Pretty Peacock, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey and So Saffron. I decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set and coordinating Budding Blooms Dies.

Colour Challenge Card using the Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set - Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Basic Grey cardstock. This is followed by a 10.2 x 14.6 cm Basic Grey layer.

One of the images from the Bloom & Grow Stamp Set is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. The berries are coloured using the Dark So Saffron Stampin’ Blends and the flowers are coloured using the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends Combo. The image is then cut out using one of the Budding Blooms Dies.

Colour Challenge Card using the Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set - Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

A piece of Whisper White cardstock is cut out using one of the Layering Circles Dies. I have created a splatter effect on the die cut using the Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker. I have layered the floral image onto this die cut and then onto the card front (so that it overlaps the edge) using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trimmed off the excess using Paper Snips.

A length of Silver Metallic Thread is wound around and adhered to the card front using a Mini Glue Dot.

Colour Challenge Card using the Stampin' Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set - Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Melon Mambo cardstock and trimmed to 3.3 x 10.4 cm using the Paper Trimmer. This piece is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by a combination of Silver Metallic Pearls and Melon Mambo Glitter Enamel Dots.

I think the touches of Melon Mambo really make all the difference on this card – it’s such a fabulous, fun colour! I love creating Colour Challenge Cards because they encourage me to use colour combinations that I wouldn’t normally think of.

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 Colour Challenge 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.

If you would like more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Stamp Set take a look at these posts… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or take a look at my dedicated Pinterest Board.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list to create this Colour Challenge Card…

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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!®

Celebrate Masculine Makes!

Hello and welcome to the latest Stamptastic Friends Blog Hop! We’re so pleased you could join us. This month our theme is Masculine Makes!

People often say they struggle to make cards for men but with Stampin’ Up! products there are so many options – Stamp Sets which cover different hobbies, outdoor scenes and so many colours to choose from!

I have decided to use the Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and coordinating Garage Gears Dies for my project, I hope you like it…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock and this is followed by a 14.6 x 10.2 cm layer of Basic Black cardstock. The main card front is created from a 9.9 x 14.3 cm layer of Whisper White cardstock.

I have used the ‘oil spill’ image (stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink) and some splatters (created using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker) to create a background.

The multiple gears die is used to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I have then pressed into a Versamark Pad and heat embossed using Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The die cut is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Buffalo Check Background Stamp is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and I have cut it down to 6.4 x 10 cm using the Paper Trimmer. I have distressed this using a distressing tool but you could always use the blade of a pair of scissors (please be careful!). I have also ‘scrunched up’ the cardstock (is that a real word?) and adhered it to the card front in just two places such that it looks a bit like a fluttering chequered flag.

The ‘celebrate’ sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. It is cut out using one of the label dies and distressed as above. I have then used Basic Grey ink and a Sponge Dauber to add a grungy look. I have adhered one of the Classic Garage Metal Elements to the sentiment piece using a Mini Glue Dot and the whole piece is tucked under the ‘flag’ and adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A piece of Basic Black cardstock has been cut out using the 2.25″ Circle Punch. The 2″ Circle Punch has been used to cut out a piece of Whisper White cardstock. This has been decorated with splatters using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker and the two pieces layered together. The car image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating die. This is layered on to the circles and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think?

I love all of the layers and texture on this card and I think it proves that masculine makes can be really detailed too.

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.

I hope you like my project. Don’t forget to carry on hopping to see what inspiration my Stamptastic Friends have for you…

Happy crafting, h x

Who’s next?

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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!

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!®