How to make someone smile!

Hello and welcome! Today I’d like to share with you a card I created for the SU! Colour Challenge for September. You can find the inspiration photo below. Click the link above for more information, to see the other entries or to take part. This colour combination really made me smile so I knew exactly which sentiment I had to use! The colours are so bright and cheerful that I wanted to show them off with a simple card. Does my Swirly Frames colourful card make you smile? Sending a handmade card is a great way to make someone smile!

Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it… Swirly Frames colourful card

Start by creating a (standard A6) card base from Whisper White Thick cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Basic Black cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The main card front is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Onto the card front, stamp the large circle from the Stampin’ Up! Swirly Frames Stamp Set in Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Magenta Madness ink. Stamp the smaller circle in Petal Pink and Balmy Blue ink. Cut matching colours of cardstock using the two circle dies from the Tasteful Labels die set. Adhere the cardstock circles into the centres of the corresponding stamped circle. Trim any pieces which overlap the card front.

Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Heat emboss the sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder onto Basic Black cardstock. Cut out the sentiment using the Tasteful Labels dies and adhere to the card using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Swirly Frames colourful card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Swirly Frames colourful card. I love combining these bright colours with a little bit of Basic Black – I think it makes them look even more vibrant. World Cardmaking Day is coming up on October 3rd so why not make a card, send a card, and make someone smile?!

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 current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them here.

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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. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

Happy crafting, h x

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All You Need Is Confidence (and Coffee) – Press On!

Hello and welcome to Week 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Misty Moonlight Colour Challenge. This week it is combined with Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight. I immediately thought of the ‘sun rays’ of the Press On Stamp Set when I saw Daffodil Delight so I created this Coffee and Confidence Card…

Coffee and Confidence Card using the Stampin' Up! Press On Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It… Coffee and Confidence Card

Start with a (standard A6) card base created from Night of Navy cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Daffodil Delight cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. The main card front is a layer of Whisper White cardstock measuring 9.5 x 13.9 cm.

Coffee and Confidence Card using the Stampin' Up! Press On Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Onto the card front, stamp the ‘sun rays’, twice, in Daffodil Delight ink. Next, stamp the group of coffee cups onto Whisper White cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Colour these using the Misty Moonlight and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Pens. Fussy cut the cups using Paper Snips.

Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink onto Whisper White cardstock. Cut this out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. Adhere the cups to the label using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Coffee and Confidence Card using the Stampin' Up! Press On Stamp Set by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Adhere a length of Misty Moonlight Ribbon to the card front using Mini Glue Dots. Place the sentiment over the ribbon and adhere in place using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Use a few of the In Colour 2020-2022 Enamel Dots to provide the finishing touch.

What do you think to my Coffee and Confidence Card?

I hope you enjoyed finding out how to make this Coffee and Confidence Card using the Stampin’ Up! Press On Stamp Set. This would be a perfect card for all of your caffeine-loving friends and family who might be in need of a little boost.

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 current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them 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 the 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. This offer is even better throughout September as you will receive two FREE Stamp Sets, a pack of Rhinestones and some pre-cut card kits!

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!®

I Love Non-traditional Christmas Cards! Do You?

Welcome to Week 3 of my Coastal Cabana Colour Challenge! If you missed the previous two projects, you can find them here… Week 1 and Week 2. This week the combination is Coastal Cabana, Basic Grey and Pear Pizzazz. Given this combination, you first thought is probably not ‘Christmas’ but I love non-traditional Christmas cards! I’m sure this card will divide opinions for a number of reasons but what do YOU think?

Non-traditional Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Start with a (standard A6) landscape card base created from Basic Grey cardstock. Next trim a piece of the Playing With Patterns DSP to 9.5 x 13.9 cm and adhere it to the card base.

Punch three trees from Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Pine Tree Punch.

Non-traditional Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the sentiment in Basic Grey ink onto a small piece of the DSP and cut out using the Tasteful Labels Dies. Use the larger label die to cut out a piece of Basic Grey cardstock and layer these together.

Adhere the trees to the back of the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhere the whole piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Non-traditional Stampin' Up! Christmas Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

For the final touch, use a few of the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots to decorate the trees!

What do you think to my Non-traditional Christmas Card?

I hope you like my Non-traditional Christmas Card! Do you prefer something a little more traditional? Or maybe its just too early to even be thinking about Christmas (particularly given the weather we’ve had recently!)? What would you have created using this colour combination?

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 current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them 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 the 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!®

Changing Leaves with Beautiful Autumn

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of my Stampin’ Up! Gilded Autumn Suite Showcase. If you missed Part 1 you can find it here. This week I’m paring it back a bit with this gorgeous, clean and simple card that I’ve called Changing Leaves with Beautiful Autumn…

Changing Leaves with Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Bundle - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s Make It…

Create a (standard A6) card base from Very Vanilla Thick cardstock. Follow this with a layer of Early Espresso cardstock measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Create your main card front with a 9.5 x 13.9 cm layer of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Changing Leaves with Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Bundle - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Punch out the leaves from Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry cardstock. Adhere these to the right hand edge of the card front.

Changing Leaves with Stampin' Up! Beautiful Autumn Bundle - card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Stamp the ‘hey there’ sentiment in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Cut out the sentiment using the banner die from the Tasteful Labels Dies. Cut another banner from Copper Brushed Metallic cardstock and adhere the banners together with an offset.

Adhere the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Changing Leaves with Beautiful Autumn Card?

I hope you like my Changing Leaves with Beautiful Autumn Card. I love this combination of earthy colours with the hint of metallic cardstock. I think Very Vanilla works really well with these colours and is definitely my go-to card base / card front when using these tones.

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 codes for the products in the new Autumn / Winter catalogue are: Beautiful Autumn Bundle 155189; Brushed Metallic Cardstock 153524.

If you don’t have a copy of the current Stampin’ Up! Catalogues, you can request them 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 the 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!®