SU Ornate Garden Card

Hello and welcome! Recently, Stampin’ Up! have been issuing weekly Colour Challenges to demonstrators. I’m a little bit behind but here is one I have taken part in…

The challenge involves making a project using any combination of the colours shown. I decided to use Lovely Lipstick and Gorgeous Grape. Here is my project…

Let’s make it…

The (standard A6) card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. This is followed by a 10.2 x 14.6 cm layer of Lovely Lipstick cardstock. The main card front is a 10 x 14.4 cm layer of Whisper White cardstock.

Onto the card front I have heat embossed the gorgeous, large image from the Ornate Style Stamp Set using Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (white would work equally well). I have then used a Sponge Brayer to colour over the image; using both Lovely Lipstick and Gorgeous Grape inks to create a blended effect.

The sentiment is from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set and is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink onto Whisper White cardstock. This is cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies. The frame is cut out of Lovely Lipstick cardstock using one of the Ornate Layers Dies. These two pieces are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by a few of the Lovely Lipstick Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.

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 card? You can purchase the supplies (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below.

Happy crafting, h x

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SU Real Red Colour Challenge 4

Hello and welcome to the forth, and final, week of my Stampin’ Up! Real Red Colour Challenge. This week’s colours are Real Red, Soft Suede and Pear Pizzaz. I decided to use the soon-to-be-retiring Forever Lovely Stamp Set. While stocks last you can grab this stamp set at the bargain price of just £8! Shop here. The coordinating dies are also on Sale at just £12 – find them here while stocks last.

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 Soft Suede cardstock and this is followed by a layer of Whisper White cardstock.

The long floral image is stamped onto the Whisper White layer in Real Red ink and the coordinating long foliage image is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink.

Three of the large, single flower images are stamped in Real Red ink onto Whisper White cardstock. These are cut out using the coordinating Lovely Flowers Dies. Two different foliage images are stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Whisper White cardstock and these are also cut out using the coordinating dies. These flowers and foliage are layered together and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The ‘thanks’ sentiment is cut out of Soft Suede cardstock using the Stampin’ Up! Well Written dies (which are, thankfully not retiring just yet!).

If you would like more inspiration using the Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely Stamp Set, you can take a look at my dedicated Pinterest board.

Next time…

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

Next month, my Colour Challenge will feature Grapefruit Grove!

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!®

Ornate Thanks Notecard

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

Today I would like to share with you a notecard and matching envelope that I created using the Ornate Garden Speciality Designer Series Paper (DSP). These envelopes are quick and simple to make but really add some ‘wow factor’ to your cards.

Let’s make it… Notecard

The card base is created from Terracotta Tile cardstock and measures 12.8 x 11.4cm, scored at 6.4cm along the long edge. This is followed by a piece of the Ornate Garden DSP which has been cut out using one of the Ornate Layers Dies. I have adhered a length of Terracotta Tile ribbon to the die cut using Tear & Tape.

The sentiment is stamped onto Terracotta Tile cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This is cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The final touch is provided by a few Gilded Gems.

Let’s make it… Envelope

The envelope is created from a piece of Ornate Garden DSP measuring 18 x 15.5cm. Along the 18cm edge, the DSP is scored at 3.5 and 16cm. Along the 15.5cm edge, the DSP is scored at 4 and 11cm. The rectangles formed by the score lines are snipped away and an extra notch removed at each edge to produce tabs.

Two pieces of Terracotta Tile cardstock are cut out using the 0.5″ Circle Punch. A hole is made in the centre of each of these and at two points on the reverse of the envelope (as shown below). Metallic brads are inserted through the holes. A length of Old Olive ribbon is wound around the brads to secure the envelope.

To decorate the front of the envelope, a length of Terracotta Tile is adhered using Tear & Tape. To follow this, the sentiment and flower image are stamped onto Terracotta Tile cardstock in Versamark ink and heat embossed using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder; this is then cut out using one of the Ornate Layers Dies. This piece is adhered to the envelope using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The final touch is again provided by a few Gilded Gems.

Taking the extra of effort to create this matching envelope really makes this project special. I’m sure you know someone who deserves this special touch.

Next time…

Join me next Sunday for more inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite!

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

Would like to create this card and envelope and make someone feel special? You can purchase any of the items 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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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!®

Ornate Thanks Card

Hello and welcome! It’s about this time every year that I start delving into my stash of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to see what I have left. The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue goes live in less than 2 months from now! Super exciting BUT DSP tends not to carry over from catalogue to catalogue, so, if there is something you really love stock up NOW!

One of the DSPs that I’ll miss most is the Noble Peacock Speciality DSP. Featuring Blueberry Bushel, Old Olive and Pretty Peacock, this foil-accented paper is so elegant.

To browse the Stampin’ Up! range of patterned papers, click here.

In today’s card I decided to team it with the equally elegant Ornate Thanks Stamp Set plus the Ornate Layers and Ornate Border Dies.

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 Pretty Peacock cardstock. This is followed by a layer of the Noble Peacock DSP. I have cut a strip of Pretty Peacock cardstock to the same length as the DSP layer and used one of the Ornate Border Dies to decorate the top and bottom. This is adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink onto Pretty Peacock cardstock and heat embossed using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. This sentiment piece is cut out using one of the Ornate Layers Dies. Another piece of the DSP is also die cut using one of the Ornate Layers Dies. These pieces are layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

What else could I use for the final touch on such an elegant card but the Pearl Basic Jewels?! Stunning!

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 at home? You can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. These links will take you straight to my online shop.

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!®