Subtle Easter Card

Hello and welcome! Today I want to share with you an Easter card which I created for an SU! Colour Challenge. The challenge colours were: So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Petal Pink and Call Me Clover. The first three colours are from the Stampin’ Up! Subtles family, hence the name of the blog post! If you would like to find out more about these colour challenges, see the other entries or join in, you can visit the Facebook page here.

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 So Saffron cardstock and this is followed by a slightly smaller layer of Mint Macaron DSP. I have then used the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Layers Dies to cut a piece of Petal Pink cardstock and a piece of So Saffron DSP. These are all layered together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The large flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tulips Stamp Set have been stamped in Petal Pink ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch. Two leaves have been stamped in Call Me Clover ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy-cut. These are layered onto the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is stamped in Call Me Clover ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I have adhered a double length of Call Me Clover Grosgrain Ribbon to the back of the sentiment piece using Tear & Tape. The sentiment piece is adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The final touch is added with a few of the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post. 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 items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below. The links will take you straight to my online shop.

Happy crafting, h x

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SU Timeless Tulips Card

Hello and welcome! Today I would like to share with you a card I made for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge #376. This was a colour challenge and the requirements are shown below:

If you would like to find out more about these challenges, see the other entries or join in, you can visit the Paper Craft Crew website.

The three colours that I chose were: So Saffron, Grapefruit Grove and Pear Pizzazz. Here is my card…

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 Pear Pizzazz cardstock. This is followed by a slightly smaller layer of Pear Pizzazz cardstock which I have embossed using the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder. I have also cut one of the frames from the Stitched Labels Dies from Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Through the holes in the frame I have threaded a length of Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon (held in place using Tear & Tape). The frame is then adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I have stamped the main flower image from the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set in Grapefruit Grove ink onto So Saffron cardstock. This is one of my favourite techniques for this stamp set. It is such a simple way to achieve the dual colour effect which is common in tulips! Having stamped the flower three times I cut them out using the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch.

I stamped three of the leaf images in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and fussy cut them. One leaf was adhered to each tulip and then they were all adhered to the die cut frame using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is from the Well Said Stamp Set and is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock. This was then cut out using one of the Stitched Labels Dies and adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Tone-on-tone stamping is a great technique when using Whisper White cardstock seems too stark for your project. In this case I think its use helps the tulips to remain the focal point of the card whilst everything else blends together.

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

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!®

Timeless Tulips Card

Hello and welcome to Week 4 of my Pear Pizzazz Colour Challenge. This week the other colours are Poppy Parade and Garden Green. I chose to create a Spring / Easter themed card using the beautiful Timeless Tulips Stamp Set.

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 Pear Pizzazz cardstock. I have then cut a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock which will be the main card front. I die cut a circle from a piece of scrap cardstock to form a mask. I find it easiest to get the mask in the correct position if the scrap cardstock is cut to the same size as the Whisper White layer before cutting out the circle.

I positioned the mask and held it in place using masking tape. I stamped the tulips in Poppy Parade ink such that some flowers are complete and some go ‘outside’ the mask. I then stamped the stems in Garden Green ink.

Once the ink was dry, I applied Pear Pizzazz ink through the mask using a Sponge Brayer. This produces a beautiful ‘frame’ for your stamped images.

The sentiment is stamped directly onto the card front in Garden Green ink and the card front adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Next time…

Join me next week for more inspiration using Pear Pizzazz. In the meantime if you have any questions or comments please leave them below or email me at helen@papercraftlife.com

If you would like to purchase any of the items used in today’s project (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) you can click here or on the individual links below.

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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!®

Happy Easter, Happy Spring

There are many reasons to celebrate at this time of year – Mother’s Day, Easter, Spring, new life, changes in the weather and the changing of the clocks to name but a few.

Today I wanted to share with you a card which uses a sentiment that perfectly captures this feeling…

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…

I chose I beautiful colour combination that just screams Spring – Whisper White Daffodil Delight and Old Olive – and a Stamp Set that is perfect for this time of year – Timeless Tulips.

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have followed this with a layer of the Daffodil Delight Gingham DSP which you can find in the Brights 6×6″ DSP. Next I have used a piece of Whisper White cardstock which is die cut using the upcoming Ornate Layers dies (these will be available from 1st April, or sooner if you join my team – you can find out more about that here).

I have used the Ornate Layers dies again to cut a smaller piece of Old Olive Gingham DSP which you can find in the Regals 6×6″ DSP.

The tulips are stamped in Daffodil Delight ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Tulip Builder punch. The leaves are stamped in Old Olive ink onto Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut (I wanted the longer leaf than the one which is cut out with the punch but you could make life easier by using that one). These elements are adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies. I used a little trick to make it just the right size – let me know if you’d like me to make a video showing how to do this!

I think this is a gorgeous, bright and cheerful Spring card, I hope you agree. If you would like to make your own you can purchase any of the items used (or any other Stampin’ Up! products) by clicking here or on the individual links below to head straight to my online shop. Note: Ornate Layers not available at time of writing unless you join my team.

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!®