Gilded Autumn Suite Card

Hello and welcome to the first part of a brand new Stampin’ Up! Suite Showcase. This month I will be featuring the Gilded Autumn Suite which consists of a Stamp Set and Punches Bundle, Speciality Designer Series Paper, Brushed Metallic Cardstock (wow), Acorn Trinkets (super cute) and the most gorgeous ribbon combo I have ever seen (seriously)! We are starting with this Gilded Autumn Suite Card…

Gilded Autumn Suite Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standards A6) card base is created from Crumb Cake cardstock. Then use the three largest Rectangle Stitched Dies as follows: cut out a piece of Early Espresso cardstock using the largest die; cut an aperture in this to create a frame using the third smallest dies; cut out a piece of the Gilded Autumn DSP using the second largest die. This will allow you to adhere the DSP to the frame. Adhere the whole piece to the card front.

Gilded Autumn Suite Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the leaves and acorn onto Crumb Cake and Cajun Craze cardstock using Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso ink. Cut these elements out using the coordinating punches. Adhere these around the frame.

Using Tear & Tape, adhere a length of the Mint Macaron Basket Weave Ribbon to the DSP. Stamp the sentiment onto Crumb Cake cardstock in Early Espresso ink. Cut out the sentiment piece using one of the smaller Stitched Rectangle Dies.

Gilded Autumn Suite Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Cut out the banner from the Tasteful Labels Dies in Gold Foil Sheet; snip in two and adhere to the back of the sentiment piece. Adhere the sentiment piece over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Gilded Autumn Suite Card?

I hope you like my Stampin’ Up! Gilded Autumn Suite Card. This is such a gorgeous Suite which is great for Autumn Birthdays as well as many other occassions. The Suite colours also help to make it really versatile with the neutrals and earthy Cajun Craze contrasting beautifully with the hint of Mint Macaron.

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. The item code for the Gilded Autumn Suite will be 155123 once it available for general purchase, or simply search via the website.

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

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For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find the current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop

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Happy crafting, h x

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Playing With Patterns Card

Hello and welcome to a brand new Stampin’ Up! Suite Showcase. This month I will be featuring the Playing With Patterns Suite. Before I show you my Playing With Patterns Card, let’s take a look at what’s in the Suite…

Suite Introduction…

The Stampin’ Up! Playing With Patterns Suite (shown above) consists of:

You can purchase the whole Suite or any combination of the individual elements.

The Suite Colours are: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Purple Posy – such a vibrant, fun combination!

Each week I’ll bring you inspiration using this Suite. This week we are starting with a card which is suitable for those who have only purchased the stamp set. Next week we will include the dies; in Week 3 we will also add in the DSP and in the final week I’ll show you a project using the whole Suite. This way there should be plenty of inspiration for everyone, no matter what the budget.

Week 1: simple stamping…

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Purple Posy cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm which forms the main card front.

I have stamped images from the Stampin’ Up! Pattern Play Stamp Set in some of the Suite Colours – Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy. I have mirrored the stamping from top to bottom which leaves a central band of white space.

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White cardstock and this is trimmed to 10 x 1.5 cm. I have also decorated the sentiment piece with the circles image stamped in Coastal Cabana. This strip is adhered to a piece of Purple Posy cardstock which has been trimmed to 10 x 2 cm. The whole sentiment piece is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Playing With Patterns Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

I stamped everything by hand because I wasn’t worried about everything looking perfect as the images on the stamps themselves are not perfectly level or symmetrical. However, if you prefer, the Stamparatus would be a great tool for making cards like this one.

What do you think to my Playing With Patterns Card?

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the Stampin’ Up! Playing With Patterns Suite and that you like my Playing With Patterns Card. It’s such a fun Suite and lends itself to really bright, colourful projects.

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.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. To find out my current Host Code and how to use it, click here – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here.

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!®

Tasteful Touches in Pink!

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Suite Showcase. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. This week I’d like to show you that the Tasteful Touches Bundle also looks pretty in pink!

Petal Pink is one of the Suite colours and combining it with Smoky Slate gives a lovely elegant look to your projects.

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

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Card in Petal Pink and Smoky Slate by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Smoky Slate cardstock. This is followed by a layer of Petal Pink cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The main card front is a layer of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

Two pieces of DSP are cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies. The larger piece (pink textile image) is embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. These are layered together and adhered to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Card in Petal Pink and Smoky Slate by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate ink onto Petal Pink cardstock and cut out using another of the Tasteful Labels Dies. This is then adhered to the card front. The flower image is stamped in Smoky Slate ink onto Whisper White cardstock. It is then coloured using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and fussy-cut.

Two of the leaf In Good Taste Elements are adhered to the back of the flower and the flower adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Card in Petal Pink and Smoky Slate by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by a few more of the In Good Taste Elements.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed Part 2 of my In Good Taste Suite Showcase. Do you agree that the Tasteful Touches Bundle looks pretty in pink?

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.

Don’t forget…

For all orders between £20 and £99, add the Host Code to receive a FREE gift from me next month. My June 2020 Host Code is: ZG9GYQAN – simply copy this code and paste when prompted in my online shop. For more information on how to use the code click here.

For orders of £99/129€ or more, why not purchase the fully customisable Starter Kit and get £130/175€ worth of supplies for just £99/129€? Find out more here. You can also add an EXTRA FREE bundle to this offer during June! Click here for details.

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!®

Simple Ornate Garden Card

Hello and welcome to Part 4 of my Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite Showcase. If you have missed the previous instalments you can find them here… part 1, 2 and 3.

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.

It’s very tempting with this Suite to do as the name suggests and create ‘ornate’ projects. However, I wanted to showcase something simpler and was inspired by the latest CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge. You can find out more about these challenges, see the other entries and join in by clicking the link above. The sketch for the latest challenge is shown below…

I immediately thought about using strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP) as the focal point of my project…

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Old Olive cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock.

I cut three different lengths from three different sheets of the Ornate Garden DSP and adhered them to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and is stamped in Old Olive ink directly on to the card front.

This is such a simple card but I love the clean, fresh look. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Next time…

Next month my Suite Showcase will be replaced by a Retiring Product Showcase! Normal service will be resumed in June!

Would you like to create this card? You can purchase any of the supplies 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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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!®