InspireINK Blog Hop | cute and simple box with Peaceful Poppies

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Hello! Welcome to the InspireINK Blog Hop this month. We have some fabulous 3D inspiration for you this time, and while 3D isn’t my speciality, I thought this the perfect opportunity to make a fun box and use up some of my collection of Designer Series Paper!

Peaceful Poppies box using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper with StampinByHannah

This very simple box is so easy to make, and uses one sheet of A4 card stock.

Measurements;

Card stock – Poppy Parade – 8-1/4 x 10-3/8″ (20 x 26 cm)

Score on the long side at – 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2, 10, and 10-3/8″ (6, 12, 18, 24, 25 cm)

Score on the short side at – 3/8, 2-7/8, 5-3/8, and 7-7/8″ (1, 7, 13, and 19 cm)

Please note to keep the measurements easy, the metric box is slightly smaller

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper – 5 pieces that are 2-1/4 x 2-1/4″ (5.5 x 5.5 cm)

Quick and Easy DIY Box using Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper with StampinByHannah

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 063 | Card with Movement

Oh here we go again, setting myself a challenge that I have no idea what I was thinking when I set it! I mean, Movement, what was I thinking here?! Anyway, I’ve come up with a simple but effective card that would be heaps of fun for a children’s birthday, of maybe the big kid in your life

Happy Birthday card using Bonanza Buddies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This cute card is 4 x 4″, in Crushed Curry. I love a different sized card, and this size is great for a thinking of your note, or maybe a fun addition to a lunchbox or a suitcase.

The Bonanza Buddies stamp set is so super cute. I couldn’t resist the lovely Lion stamp, which is actually 3 stamps; one for the body and face, one for the mane and a third for his facial expression. Stamps like this are so fun as you can change the colour of each element and make him different each time.

Here the Lion’s body is stamped directly onto the card in Crushed Curry. I also stamped the body onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock to allow me to die cut his face separately. His mane is Pumpkin Pie and then is expression is in Memento Black. The Face and Mane were adhered to each other using a Dimensional, before being stuck to a concertina of card stock which gives the movement.

These are really simple to create. A strip of card stock 1 cm wide, scored at 1 cm intervals, and folded backwards and forwards.

Cute Moving Card using Bonanza Buddies from Stampin' Up! for Inspire.Create.Challenge with StampinByHannah

This card is finished with a scattering of sequins from the Sale-a-bration Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequin Pack which is currently FREE with a £45 order

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Happy Birthday card with Bloom and Grow

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Goodness me, January is busy for Birthdays! Luckily, this means I had plenty of opportunity to make a card for this months InspireINK blog hop and the January theme of Birthday!

Happy Birthday Card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card was inspired by one in the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue. Did you know that the catalogue is jam packed with ideas and inspiration, it’s so much more than just a list of stamps! Anyway, I needed a nice Happy Birthday card for my Aunt’s birthday last week, and this card was just special enough that it was perfect!

It uses the Bloom and Grow stamp set and coordinating dies from the Annual Catalogue, along with the Country Floral 3D Embossing folder on a base of Coastal Cabana card stock.

The floral sprays in this stamp set are so pretty, I had a tough time deciding which one to use if I’m honest. However, I picked this large one in the end and stamped it four times. Twice in Versamark to heat emboss in gold, and twice in Memento Black to colour with Stampin’ Blends. There is no fancy colouring here, just basic colouring, but I think it looks awesome!

Detailed Floral Birthday Card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The floral sprays were coloured with the Blackberry Bliss duo (although I think my light marker might need replacing, it looks a bit light here!), along with the light Shaded Spruce and Dark Pool Party Blends.

The sentiment is taken from the Painted Poppies stamps set that I think is now a permanent feature of my desk, I just cannot put it away!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges 061 | Birthday Bonanza Colour challenge!

Oh dear! It’s another one of those colour challenges that I wonder what I was thinking when I set it! However, I’m rather pleased with my creation in the end, so maybe it’s not all that bad!

Birthday Bonanza Birthday Card for Inspire.Create.Challenge with Stampin' Up! products and StampinByHannah

This week’s Colour challenge is to use; Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo and Pretty Peacock.

I just love Pretty Peacock, so much that I’ve recently painted my dining room wall in a very similar colour. Here I’ve used Pretty Peacock as the card base, with tone on tone stamping to add a little something extra!

Cute Birthday Card using a Puffin using Birthday Bonanza from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Puffin is stamped in Early Espresso with a Flirty Flamingo beak. This cute dude is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set, and has coordinating dies too! I bought this stamp set with Niamh in mind, but I do think I’m going to get more use out of it that I first thought!

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TGIF Challenges | Happy Birthday with Honey Bee

This week’s TGIF Challenge is one that I think a LOT of people can relate their crafting too… its a theme challenge and they’ve picked ‘Happy Birthday’. I don’t know about you but I make WAY more Happy Birthday cards than anything else!

Happy Birthday card using Honey Bee from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This is one of those cards that magically appeared in my brain! Don’t you love it when that happens?! I was thinking about this weeks TGIF challenge whilst feeding my daughter, and my first thought was of inking this Designer Series Paper. This is the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration, but also coordinates with the Honey Bee stamp set (and matching dies!)

Cute Bee Birthday Card using Honey Bee from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I knew I wanted to use Coastal Cabana rather than a yellow, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to work with the Bee die cut, but I think it works. The flowers are so cute, and work so well formed into a wreath. They are adhered onto a scalloped circle of vellum using Tombow glue, which was a little tricky, but you only need such a tiny amount of glue.

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TGIF Challenges | Peaceful Poppies Friendship card

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So, in an effort to get myself back into blogging I thought I would do a challenge this weekend, and this sketch from TGIF Challenges! was just too nice to pass up. If you’ve been here before you know I LOVE a good sketch, although I do tend to mess with them a little bit; I turn the around, I change the shapes, and generally use them more as a jumping off point than an actual hard and fast card layout.

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Saying that, I haven’t mess around with this one too much, just changed the sizes and order of some of the elements.

Peaceful Poppies Friendship card using Stmapin' Up! products with StampinByHannah for TGIF Challenges

So, this card uses my favourite new products from the new Mini Catalogue; Peaceful Poppies. Firstly, just look at the at Designer Series Paper, it is SO gorgeous!

I chopped a few strips of Designer Series Paper, a few that are 1″ and a few that are 3/4″. Both these patterns are actually the same paper. I just thought I would show both sides!

The sentiment is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set which comes in the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle. I love that Stampin’ Up! now give a single order code for a whole bundle, it makes shopping so much easier. I have to admit the WHOLE of this suite went straight into my basket when the catalogue launched to demonstrators last month.

Life is better with a friend like you Peaceful Poppies Card using Stampin' Up! Designer Series paper with StampinByHannah

I’ve switched a couple of the elements around to make this really bold sentiment piece sit on the top of all the layers!

To finish the card I added a layer of Vellum, and 5 of the red sequins from the Peaceful Poppies sequin pack… because every card I make at the moment HAS to have sequins on!

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Pootlers Team Blog Hop | Happy Birthday with Peaceful Poppies

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Welcome to the Poolers Team Blog Hop! I have to admit to being a bit of a last minute larry this time (in fact, I wrote this blog post after the deadline! oops!)

Peaceful Poppies Happy Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! products for the Pootlers Team Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

When I first saw the catalogue last month I knew that the Peaceful Poppies Suite was at the very top of my list. The Designer Series Paper alone for me is an absolute winner! It’s that pretty watercolour, floral that Stampin’ Up! do SO well, with a strong theme of Blackberry Bliss, a colour I just cannot resist!

This card was the very first thing I made with it too! A Blackberry Bliss card base, layered with a piece of that gorgeous paper, and then added to with a couple of die cuts, a sentiment and a scattering of sequins! Just the sort of card that makes my heart happy.

Floral Happy Birthday card using Peaceful Poppies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

As usual with the Pootlers Blog Hop, we have a mountain of inspiration for you, all using new goodies from the new Mini Catalogue or Sale-a-bration. Check out the 31 fabulous blogs by clicking the images below (Please note there are so many ladies taking part that the links are split over two pages!)

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It’s HERE! Sale-a-bration 2020!

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It’s the biggest sale of the Stampin’ Up! year and its back with a BANG!

Sale-a-bration 2020 has 3 fun parts…. and there are LOTS of freebies to be had….

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Every time your spend £45 between now and the 31st March 2020 you earn a Sale-a-bration credit. These credits are then cashed in a check out for some fabulous stamp sets and more!

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Every time you spend over £275 you get to earn even more…. add an exclusive stamp set to your order!

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Join Stampin’ Up! as independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators between 3 January–31 March 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, a 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper sampler, and their choice of stamp set

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Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalogue!

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Oh my goodness, why do these things come around so quickly?

The Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalogue launched this morning, and I forgot to write the blog post! Ooops!

I haven’t mailed out any catalogues this time for a few reasons; 1. I haven’t had time more than anything, babies first Christmas took priority over envelope stuffing this year, 2. The last 2 catalogue runs I’ve done haven’t had the interest that I have had before, catalogues cost me money to buy and post, and without the return on my investment it just wasn’t worth the time it takes. I do have a small stash of catalogues though, so if you want one do drop me a message and let me know

You can download a copy of the Mini Catalogue HERE!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 058 | Colour Challenge with Rooted in Nature!

Oh my goodness, I am rather pleased with this card… particularly because I whipped it up at the last minute on Monday night! You’d think I’d be a bit more organised seeing as I set the challenges, but no, at the moment I’m a last minute Annie. But, last minute is better than not at all isn’t it? I pulled the three colours of today’s colour challenge off my shelf, and the Rooted in Nature stamp set popped into my head, and very quickly this card appeared in my mind’s eye.

Thinking of you card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This week’s colour challenge is Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive, and each colour is on each one of those fabulous leaves.

I do enjoy a good ink-y technique, and this one is quick and very effective. Ombre Stamping is super easy, and all you need is your stamp, 3 ink pads and a couple of sponges. It does also help if you’ve got well ink-ed pads.

Starting with the lightest colour, load the sponge with ink and the use the sponge to add the ink to the stamp. Then work through the colours, adding each one to the stamp. Breath onto the stamp to reactive the ink before stamping. See, quick and simple, and it gives some very pretty results.

Ombre stamping Thinking of you card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The leaves were then die cut using the coordinating Nature’s Roots dies, and popped up on the card using a few Dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and I did use my Stamparatus to make sure I got it straight and solid (I actually stamped it twice, which is why I’ve ended up with a bit of an inky smudge!)

Then, the card is finished with a double bow of Linen Thread and a trio of Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

Do check out the other Design Team creations over on the Inspire.Create blog and add your own makes using this week’s Colour Combination too!

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