Step It Up… Tasteful Touches

Step It Up Tasteful Touches

Hello and welcome to ‘Step It Up Tasteful Touches’, the latest edition of my Step It Up Series! This follows on from my Stampin’ Basics Series which looked at everything you need to start your stamping journey and some hints and tips on how to get better results from your stamping. Now we are moving on to the ways in which you can take your projects to the next level!

In each episode we will look at a simple stamping project (just stamps, ink and cardstock needed) and explore different techniques and products that can be used to ‘Step It Up’.

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

Today I’m using the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set, and this is my ‘simple stamping’ project…

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Step It Up Tasteful Touches Card 1 by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

For today’s three cards I will be using the Stampin’ Up! Notecards & Envelopes. These are a great option if you are in a rush and don’t want to make your own card base.

I have stamped the flower image from the Stampin’ Up! Tasteful Touches Stamp Set directly onto the notecard in Night of Navy ink.

Pieces of Night of Navy and Whisper White cardstock are cut to 6 x 3.2 cm. Onto the Whisper White piece I have stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink. This piece is then layered onto the Night of Navy piece to help the sentiment stand out from the card base. These pieces are adhered to the card using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

This is a really quick and simple card to make and is great for beginners or those short on time. However, what if you are ready it step up your projects or you want to spend a little longer creating a really special card? Well, there are many options and that is the purpose of this series. Today we are going to look at two alternative cards…

Step It Up… Version 1

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Step It Up Tasteful Touches Card 2 by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

To step up our cards we are going to use other products from the Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Suite.

On the second card, the main card front is formed by a piece of Night of Navy cardstock measuring 8.5 x 12.1 cm. This has been embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

The flower image has been stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

One of the Tasteful Labels Dies has been used to cut out a piece of Vellum Cardstock.

The sentiment is stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using another of the Tasteful Labels Dies. This piece is layered together with the Vellum and the flower and adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Step It Up… Version 2

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches - Step It Up Tasteful Touches Card 3 by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

In version 2, I have cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock to 8.4 x 12.7 cm and adhered it to the notecard. This is followed by a layer of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) measuring 8.1 x 11.9 cm.

The flower is, again, stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut.

The larger label die is this time used to cut out a piece of Night of Navy cardstock which has then been embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

The sentiment has been stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies. The sentiment piece is further decorated by stamping the foliage in Night of Navy ink around it.

The final touch is provided by a few of the In Good Taste Wooden Elements. The foliage pieces are adhered to the back of the flower before the flower is adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What do you think to my Step It Up Tasteful Touches Cards?

I hope you like my ‘Step It Up Tasteful Touches’ Cards. Which is your favourite? I hope I have managed to show you that there are many ways to create beautiful cards. We have looked at different ways to use DSP, Embossing Folders and Embellishments to create cards which are similar in theme but very different.

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

Would you like to create any of these cards? 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!®

In Good Taste Card

Hello and welcome to the 3rd instalment of my Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Suite Showcase. If you have missed the previous two blog posts you can find them here… Part 1 and Part 2. Today I would like to share with you my In Good Taste Card which uses most of the products in the Suite.

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste / Tasteful Touches Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Grey Granite cardstock. This is followed by a 10 x 14.4 cm layer of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP) which has been embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. The folder is fabulous – it gives a realistic textile feel to DSP or cardstock and is perfect matched with this gorgeous DSP.

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste / Tasteful Touches Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The feathers are stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Grey Granite cardstock and fussy-cut with Paper Snips. The large label is cut out of Early Espresso cardstock using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink onto Grey Granite cardstock and cut out using another of the Tasteful Labels Dies. The small banner from this die set is also used to cut out a piece of Seaside Spray cardstock which is then snipped into two.

Stampin' Up! In Good Taste / Tasteful Touches Card by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

All of these elements are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by lengths of Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon and Grey Granite Shimmer Ribbon which are stapled to the card front.

What do you think to my In Good Taste Card?

I really like the little hints of Seaside Spray against the Grey Granite and Early Espresso on this card. I hope you like my In Good Taste Card too and are enjoying my In Good Taste Suite Showcase. Join me next week for the next instalment.

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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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…

Product List

Video tutorial…

|———–Disclaimer——–|

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 Graffiti Card

Hello and welcome to Part 1 of my June Suite Showcase! My favourite Suite from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue is the In Good Taste Suite (which can be found on Page 122 of the catalogue) so it just had to be the first to feature! Today I want to share with you my Tasteful Touches Graffiti Card!

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

This Suite features:

  • Tasteful Touches Stamp Set,
  • Tasteful Labels Dies,
  • In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (DSP),
  • Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • In Good Taste Elements

In today’s card I’m using it all!

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Graffiti Card using the In Good Taste Bundle by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Early Espresso cardstock and this is followed by a layer of the DSP measuring 10 x 14.4 cm. Onto the DSP I have stamped the ‘You Are The Best’ sentiment from the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set numerous times in Early Espresso ink. This is why I call it a ‘graffiti’ card. This layer is adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Graffiti Card using the In Good Taste Bundle by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The sentiment is also stamped onto a piece of Vellum cardstock in Early Espresso ink. I heat set this using a Heat Tool to ensure it didn’t smudge. The sentiment is cut out using one of the Tasteful Labels Dies.

One of the larger label dies is used to cut out a piece of DSP which I have then embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. The Vellum is stapled to this die-cut piece of DSP. The banner die is used to cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and this is adhered to the back of the sentiment piece using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The whole piece is then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimnesionals.

Stampin' Up! Tasteful Touches Graffiti Card using the In Good Taste Bundle by Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts

The final touch is provided by a few of the In Good Taste Elements. I love wooden elements!

The envelope flap is also decorated using a piece of the DSP. I find the easiest way to do this is to cut a piece of DSP to the approximate size of the flap; then apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the flap; adhere the DSP to the flap and finally trim off the excess using Paper Snips.

What do you think?

I hope you have enjoyed this introduction to the Stampin’ Up! In Good Taste Suite and my Tasteful Touches Graffiti Card. I hope you will join me for Part 2 of my In Good Taste Suite Showcase next week.

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.

Happy crafting, h x

Product list…

Product List

Video tutorial…

|———–Disclaimer——–|

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!®