I know, I’ve already shared one blog post with you today… but I didn’t want to start the new week without sharing this week’s Facebook Live video and cards! There are heaps of lovely packs of Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue, but some of them have a few special features. This particular pack; Beauty of the Earth, has two sheets that are perfect for super speedy cards!
These cards are all super simple and quick to put together, do check out the video to see all 6.
Before I go, I just want to remind you about my In Colour Club; Registration closes on the 21st May, and I will be emailing everyone on the 22nd. I can’t wait!
This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge theme is ‘Home Decor’, something that I don’t often venture into with my paper crafting to be honest. However, I do love a bit of decorating and accessorising my home, and when I do push myself to make something, it always makes me happy when I look at it.
I have been having a great time playing with the Pansy Patch suite from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue, and one of the cards in the catalogue really caught my eye. So, this is a CASE (copy and selectively edit) project of one in the new catalogue. I think it works well in a frame, what do you think?
The pansy’s are stamped using several stamps, but they are super easy to line up and create wonderfully lifelike blooms.
The large flower is stamped in Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Bumblebee (stamped off), Calypso Coral and Blackberry Bliss. While the smaller one is Polished Pink (stamped off), Polished Pink, Calypso Coral and Bumblebee. The leaves are Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.
The Designer Series Paper is from the coordinating paper pack, and I added a layer of vellum embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.
The ‘Smile’ sentiment is from another stamp set, Lovely You, and is stamped in Evening Evergreen onto a scrap of Soft Seafoam card stock.
The piece is finished with a couple of the Bumblebee trinkets, which did mean I couldn’t put the glass in the frame, but I think I can live with that!
Pop over to the Inspire.Create blog for more Home Decor inspiration and to add your own creations too.
This month, Stampin’ Up! have a fabulous joining offer available. Becoming a part of Stampin’ Up! is always a great deal; but this month it’s even better with £55 worth of goodies for FREE in your Starter Kit in addition to all the other wonderful benefits.
What is a Starter Kit?
The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is a fully customisable kit of crafty goodies. It costs £99, but includes £154 worth of Stampin’ supplies of your choice.
But, its more than just a box of crafty stuff. It also includes a set of business supplies, free shipping, and instant access to a fabulous community of like-minded crafty folks. Demonstrators also get at least 20% discount on all their purchases, and there are multiple other discounts and benefits if you do decide to become more business orientated. There are also events (both online, and hopefully soon, in person), early order opportunities, access to Stampin’ Up! branded exclusives, team events, inspiration and much much more!
Do I have do business?
Absolutely not! There are lots of different types of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator…. some run a business, some shop at a discount, some share with their friends, some share with the world, some run blogs, some do videos, some just craft for themselves. Its absolutely up to you!
How do I sign up?
It’s very simple. Just follow THIS link, and follow the steps. Choose your Starter Kit items and sit back and wait for a fabulous box of crafty goodness to arrive!
This years In Colours are a wonderful mix of fresh, bold colours that work super well together, but also fill some gaps in the current Stampin’ Up! colour line. I have been really enjoying having a play around with them over the past few weeks, and I know you’re going to fall in love with them to!
This week’s Facebook Live video was so much fun! I have been loving playing with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set for a while, and it was so lovely to be able to share it with you. We made two cards, both totally different to each other in style, but both easy enough to put together.
This first card uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set along with the coordinating punch. I love a bundle, they are a super easy way to make sure you have products that work together, but also you get to save 10% over ordering them as two separate items!
The Designer Series Paper on this card measures 9 x 8 cm, and is the new Brights Colour Family Designer Series Paper. I love the patterns this year, simple but stunning and oh so handy to have in your stash. I mentioned in the Facebook Live that I have a page here on the blog that lists all my card measurements; you can find that HERE.
Sweet Strawberry Facebook Live Catch Up!
The second card uses a fun technique that I only spotted on the Stampin’ Up! Instagram account earlier on Thursday. But it was so simple that I couldn’t pass the opportunity to give it a go! Check out the video to see how simple it was to make this card.
Do pop over to my Facebook Page, and give it a like to make sure you don’t miss this week’s Facebook Live video. I am trying to go Live every Thursday at 19:30 (UK time), but you can always catch the replay either on Facebook or YouTube.
Hello folks! So, I promised I would get this video up on my blog, and thanks to two events over the weekend (InspireINK and Inspire.create.challenge) I knew it wouldn’t happen until today. I hope that’s ok though, better later than never! Anyway, I’ve started to do my weekly Facebook Live’s again on a Thursday evening, at about 19:30, and last week I shared 3 ways to use the fabulous Brushed Blooms stamp and die bundle and the True Love Designer Series Paper. Both of these can be found in the January-June mini catalogue. However both will retire at the end of June.
I love a black and white patterned paper, just something so clean about it, and paired with a single bright colour (Like Magenta Madness) it really pops. The 2020-2022 In Colours work fabulously with the True Love papers, because they are so bright, a real contrast.
The second card was a bit of a surprise to me. I usually avoid fussy cutting, but fussy cutting Designer Series Paper is so much easier than cutting cardstock that actually, I might do it more often! This card was also inspired by my friend Stacy Marsh and THIS card which she shared a few weeks ago.
One of the things I really love about the True Love Designer Series paper is the florals, can you imagine this print coloured with Blends. It would be lovely (side note; I do need to do that at some point…. soon!)
I am really enjoying getting back into my Facebook Lives, and dabbling in blogging again. Although, I am probably most active though over on Instagram. So, do pop over there and search for ‘StampinByHannah’ to see both crafting bits and some general life stuff too!
Thanks so much for stopping by StampinByHannah today and I hope to see you on Thursday evening at 19:30 over on my Facebook page!
This weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous opportunity to use some really bold colours! I love colour, its one of the reasons I love Stampin’ Up! but these 4 in combination are a little bright, even for me!
However, I decided to embrace the bright, and keep the rest of the card super simple. I have shared a few projects using the Brushed Blooms bundle this week, I absolutely love it! It’s such a shame its not carrying forward into the new Annual catalogue.
This card is completed with a sentiment from Brushed Blooms and a die cut layered flower from the coordinating die set.
Pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to check out the other Design Teams ideas with this bright colour combo, and to share your own creations
Welcome to StampinByHannah, and thanks for stopping by on the InspireINK blog hop. This months challenge was a sketch, although I’ve gone slightly off plan (don’t I always!), and added a few extra elements.
I’ve been having heaps of fun with the Brushed Blooms bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper this week. I did a Facebook Live using these goodies on Thursday, and I have another card idea for you using the bundle tomorrow too!
This colour combination is so lovely; Basic Black, Basic White and Pool Party.
The sentiment is from Brushed Blooms, and I heat embossed it white before using the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut it out.
The Designer Series Paper does most of the work on this card. I couldn’t choose just 3 patterns, so I added all my favourites instead!
Please use the links below to check out the other ladies ideas.
Hi folks! So, I had hoped to get this post up a little earlier, but the babies had other ideas! Anyway, better late than never right? This past week I managed to get back to my Thursday night Facebook Live’s, I would love to promise this slot every week, and that is my aim, but there might be a few misses before I can get back into the swing of them properly.
Exciting things are happening at Stampin’ Up! this month as we prepare for the launch of the 2021 Annual catalogue. Now, I need to apologise at this point because I put a post out last week with a form for catalogue requests, but then had some blog-y issues and so lost all the sign ups! So, if you would like a catalogue, please pop over to my Request a Catalogue page again. I am so sorry.
I thought for my first Facebook Live back, we’d take a look at the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2023 In Colours. I am loving these 5 colours, and cannot wait to get properly inky using them!
Aren’t these colours so pretty. The 5 In Colours aren’t designed to work together usually, but rather to slot into the standard colour collection and introduce more ‘on tread’ colours, However, this year, I think anyway, that these 5 work really well together.
Take a look at the Video replay for a look at the colours in relation to some of our existing colours.
I did also manage to make a card using Fresh Freesia and one of the new stamp and die bundles too! The Pansy Patch stamp set is so pretty and I can see heaps of fabulously coloured flowers, both stamped and/or die cut coming with this one
The stamps and colours I used this week aren’t available to customers just yet, BUT you could add any of these items to your Starter Kit if you decide to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and join the fun!