InspireINK | A Card for a Special Lady…

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This month’s InspireINK blog hop is dedicated to those special ladies, whether that’s you mum (seeing as Mother’s Day is fast approaching), your best friend, Avon lady, or the woman in the post office!

I decided to keep my card a little generic, rather than explicitly Mothers Day, but you could really easily add a different sentiment to make it suitable for what ever the occasion

Mothers Day card using Time for Tea from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I have been trying to use some of my recently unloved stamp sets. It’s so easy to get carried away with the newest stamps on our shelves, but its really not fair to the others for them to be left out… so this card uses the Time for Tea bundle from the Annual catalogue.

I’ve used the 2-step stamping technique here to create those pretty leaves. The outline stamp was stamped first in Mossy Meadow, then the solid image added after in Mossy Meadow stamped off first. Then, the leaves are die cut using the coordinating dies too!

From me to you card using Time for tea from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The other elements are also take from the Time for Tea bundle, except for that stitched circle (that’s from the Stitched Shapes Framelits… one of my MUST HAVE products!)

I’ve finished this card with a trio of Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons.

Check out the rest of the Blog Hop to see more cards for that Special Lady…

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InspireINK | Hey Love Be My Valentine…

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It’s a bit of a busy day here today, with two blog hops in the space of 3 hours! However, I couldn’t miss the InspireINK blog hop this month, with their theme of Romance. The Hey Love stamp set is one of my new catalogue favourites (so much so that I have a whole Facebook Live using it tomorrow!)

Hey Valentine cute hand stamped card using Hey Love from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

There are some really lovely love themed products in this years Spring Summer Catalogue, particularly the Designer Series Papers, but they didn’t inspire me as much as the Hey Love stamp set! One first look through the catalogue back in November I was totally taken by this adorable gorilla and his other loved up chums!

Here I’ve grabbed my Stampin’ Blends in Smoky Slate and Flirty Flamingo to colour him in. I’ve kept my colouring simple with mostly flat colour and a few shadows added with the Dark Smoky Slate pen, but you could totally go to town on this guy!

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This card was layered up with the layering Circles dies and a heat embossed sentiment, but it was missing something. I knew I had a simple heart stamp somewhere, turns out it was on my desk the whole time in the Piece of Cake Stamp Set, and so I added a trio of trio’s of hearts in Smoky Slate!

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the team have created for this theme. To find out, use the NEXT button to hop along to the next blog in our hop…

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Fun with Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper

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Oh, yes, today the team are blog hopping again! This time to celebrate the start of Sale-a-bration! I am in LOVE with the free goodies you can earn as part of Sale-a-bration this year, and don’t even get me started on the tote bag that you could add to a Starter Kit!

I’ve been playing with the Butterfly Gala suite a lot this month as it formed the basis for my first Card Class of 2019, and so I thought I would carry on with a theme… and use the coordinating FREE Designer Series Paper for a cute bag.

Cute Squishy Bag for the Pootles Team Blog Hop Sale-a-bration Special January 2019 using Botanical Butterfly from Stampin' Up!

These papers are stunning, with a pretty pastel palette on one side and black and white on the other, PLUS they coordinate with the fabulous Butterfly Gala Stamp and Punch Bundle too…

I’ve got a quick Video Tutorial for this one coming on Monday so do check back

Pretty butterfly paper bag using Butterfly Gala from Stampin' Up!

Do check out the rest of the team’s Sale-a-bration inspiration…

Sale-a-bration SHOP

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Welcome to Spring Summer with Stampin’ Up!

I am so lucky to be part of a fabulous team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. This month we have 2 fun blog hops jam packed full of crafty ideas and inspiration for you all. Our first Pootlers blog hop of 2019 celebrates the launch of the Brand New Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer catalogue. I am so lucky to coordinate these lovely ladies, but even I haven’t seen their creations this time, so I am SO excited to see what they have all made!

Amazing Life card using Stampin' Up! products for the Pootlers Team Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

One of the things I’ve been doing in my own crafting recently is trying to keep things simple, and when Stampin’ Up! make Designer Series Paper as pretty as this it becomes super easy! Here I have used the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, and used the colours in it (Night of Navy and Balmy Blue) and my inspiration for the rest of the card.

Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper Just Because Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

The stamp on this card says everything, its taken from the new Amazing Life stamp set, which I was lucky enough to get for FREE at a Stampin’ Up! event back in November. I am So Happy to have Stampin’ Up! in my life, as well as the wonderful team of ladies (and gents) some of whom are taking part in the blog hop today. I can wax lyrical about the team, Stampin’ Up! events, the discount and more… but I’ll save you from that, and let you hop through the list of projects below!

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International Blog Highlight | Travel with Bike Ride from Stampin’ Up!

International Blog Highlight Travel themed Congratulations Card using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

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Kylie’s challenge for this month was to create a Travel theme’d project… now, while this makes sense as many Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators gather for a trip to Alaska, it proved tricky for me. I really don’t have many stamp sets with a travel theme! There is a whole suite of goodies aimed at Travel Theme’d projects in this years Annual catalogue… but it hasn’t found it way into my craft room just yet. So, I stood, and stared at my stamp shelves for a while… before I realised I have the perfect travel theme’d set… Bike Ride!

Bike Ride is one of those really cool stamp sets that layers together to make something really great… and works perfectly with the Stamparatus! Here the bike has been stamped in a combination of Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Memento Black.

Because bicycles don’t usually float, I needed to find a why of grounding it on the card… and instead of placing it at the bottom, or adding a shadow with a Blends Marker… I decided to use the Petal Pair’s Embossing Folder. I LOVE the look of this, but it is a little tricky, and has creased the card stock… but I don’t think you can tell too badly!

Fun Congratulations card with a bicycle using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is taken from the Hostess Exclusive Stamp Set Hand-Delivered… I LOVE this font SO much! and the card is completed with a trio of Self-Adhesive Sequins (which I am a little addicted to!)

What’s you favourite finishing touch?

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Pootlers Team Blog Hop | Petal Passion Best Wishes…

Fun and Floral Best Wishes card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Pootlers Team Blog Hop Petal Passion Best Wishes…

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Welcome to StampinByHannah… today’s blog post is a super special one! I am privileged to organise our team blog hops, I LOVE doing them! Partly because I just love to share, but I get a sneaky peak of everyone’s projects and I know that this time the girls have made some totally awesome projects! I have been running the hop for 3 wonderful years, and I am so pleased to see so many members of the team taking part this time… we have 30 fabulous blogs for you today! Please take some time to check them all out and leave some comment love on your travels too.

How to make a fabulous Best Wishes card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

The Petal Palette suite is my absolute favourite from the new Spring Summer catalogue! I am such a sucker for a stamp set with a good font, and this one has fabulous fonts, lovely sentiments and some gorgeous florals too. The stamp set coordinates with a fabulous set of dies, the Petals and More thinlits do more than just cut out some of the stamps, there are some lovely layering pieces in there too.

Pootlers Team Blog Hop with PootlesPapercraft using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

I coloured in the floral stamp with Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Pencils and blended the colours with a Blender pen, before using the coordinating die to cut it out. This floral stamp is then layered with two of the die cuts, and some stamping and Gold Heat Embossing to create the final effect.

Here is the list of the lovely ladies taking part in our Pootlers Team Blog Hop today, please check them out and leave some comment love too. Thanks for checking out StampinByHannah today, and I hope to see you again soon!

12 Days of Giftaways

We have reached Day 12 of my 12 Days of Giftaways today…I LOVE being able to give you something special when you shop… and I have some special things coming in the new year! So, as my Christmas gift to you I have a special gift for each person who shops over £45 for the next 12 days. Each day has a different gift, and you don’t need to worry about adding the Code Club Code (although please do to receive your January Card Kit!).

StampinByHannah 12 Days of Giftaways featuring Stampin' Up! goodies!

Fine Print; This is not a competition and there is NO single winner, all customers WILL receive a gift. Please do not add it to your order, (unless of course you want duplicates!) as I will be sending this separately with your usual Customer Thank You pack….

All Thank You Gift Packs will be posted after the 12 Deals of Christmas have finished.

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Pootlers Team Blog Hop | Snowflake Sentiments

Pootlers Team Blog Hop Christmas Card using Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin' Up!

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Hello! Welcome to another Pootler’s Team Blog Hop! We love doing these hops, sharing what we love with all of you! This time we are all sharing projects made using items from the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn / Winter catalogue. I am totally in love with this catalogue, and had a very hard time writing my ‘must have’ list this year….. but there was one bundle that was right at the top of my list…. Snowflake Sentiments!

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop Watercolour Christmas Card using Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin' Up!

This stamp set just screamed ‘Watercolour’ to me…. and I couldn’t help but make a Watercolour Smooshing card with it for my first make!

I love watercolour techniques (actually I love playing with techniques in general…. but watercolour is up there with my favourites!) and this one is particularly easy: Grab yourself a large Clear Block (or a tile, glass cutting matt, or other surface to use as your ‘palette’) and add ink to it…. I simply just smoosh my ink pad onto the block usually! add some water, and then pick up the ink and water mixture with a piece of Window Sheet (or one of those pieces that come with your photopolymer stamps!). This becomes your ‘brush’…. touch the Window Sheet to a piece of watercolour paper, and move it around to create some fun watercolour effects!

The background here is in Dapper Denim, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.

Pootlers Team Blog Hop Christmas Card using Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment can be added to your watercolour paper before or after the watercolour process…. you get different effects depending on which order you do each step in, but be sure to heat emboss your sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder to ensure it really pops through that watercolour!

StampinByHannah Stampin' Up! Colour Inspiration Dapper Denim Pool Party Smoky Slate

This card was finished with that fun boarder die cut from the watercolour paper, and a couple of swirls die cut from Silver Foil Paper!

Thank you so much for visiting StampinByHannah today… I would be honoured if you would sign up to my email newsletter while you are here (link in the side bar!)… and don’t forget to hop along to see what the other ladies have made with products from this wonderful catalogue!


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Pootlers Blog Hop | Special Reason

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop project using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

Pootles Stampin' Up! Team Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Wow I am so proud of all the girls this month. As you may know I organise and run this blog hop, and we hop as a team to celebrate the launch of a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue. We haven’t hopped since September last year, and with the start of the year being so busy I wasn’t expecting to have such a big hop…. well these girls are awesome, we have 20 lovely ladies sharing their projects with you today. Check out the end of this blog post to find a list of all the ladies and links to their blogs, please check them out and leave them some comment love!

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop project using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I thought I would challenge myself to use a stamp and die set that I haven’t spent much time with, but also to use a new (to me) colour combination. So I grabbed the Special Reason stamp and die bundle, and the colours Night of Navy, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry for this card.

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop Spring Summer Catalogue using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I have added an extra stamp set in here, I recently found a home in my craft room for Touches of Texture, but I hadn’t had chance to use it either. So I’ve added a splatter of Crushed Curry, behind the die cuts and sentiment.

Before I go, I would also love to remind you that we are in the middle of Sale-a-bration! and so can get a FREE Sale-a-bration item everytime you spend £45 in a single order, and if you grabbed everything I used to make this card you would get to pick TWO freebies! Yay!

I hope you have enjoyed this project, now please do click on to the see the other projects in our blog hop!

Sam Hammond Donald

Jill Chapman

Lynn Ellis

Anna Sposato

Lisa Emslie

Laurie Jennings

Heidi Smith

Justyna Cieslinska

Jerim Dickens

Fiona Whitehead

Hannah McCurley —- YOU ARE HERE

Jillian Selwood

Keila Carver

Dee Copus-Read

Anna Krol

Helen Griffin

Karen Taylor

Angelina Clark


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Artful Stampers and Pootlers Blog Hop | Merriest Wishes

Cute Christmas Card using Merriest Wishes from Stampin' Up! UK

15193646_10153968882571603_316743053547173555_nI LOVE taking part in events; blog hops, challenges, Pinterest Boards, Facebook Groups, anywhere I get to share my love of stamping with other people, and when my team leader Sam mentioned this blog hop with the fabulous Artful Stampers I just couldn’t pass this up!

Merriest Wishes Bauble tag Christmas shaker Card using merriest wishes from Stampin' Up! UK

I am such a sucker for non-traditional Christmas colours; I’m just not a massive fan of Red and Green (although I’m sure if you visit my blog regularly you might not think so!) and I much prefer a cooler Christmas; blues, purples and Silver. This card uses the non-traditional colours of Island Indigo and Sahara Sand (which I’m sure don’t scream Christmas at you!) along with a touch of gold, to create a cool Christmas look. I have been playing around with the Merriest Wishes bundle for a few weeks, and am loving making quick and easy tags with the dies, but using them on an acutal card has been a little tricky.

Cute Christmas Card using Merriest Wishes from Stampin' Up! UK

I couldn’t pass the opportunity to make a shaker card using these fabulous dies, how gorgeous is that intricate bauble?! and it was really easy to put together;

  1. Die cut 4 tags; two solid ones in Whisper White, one intricate one in Island Indigo, and a further solid one out of Window Sheet
  2. Add glue to the back of the Island Indigo tag, and add one of the solid Whisper White ones to the back, once this is dry use the circle die in the set to cut the hole through the middle
  3. Adhere the Window Sheet tag using Tear & Tape, and then add a ring of Foam Adhesive Strip.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in the centre of the other Whisper White tag, and cover with a heap of Gold Sequins (I’ve used sequins taken from the Gold Sequin Trim!)
  5. Remove the backing from the Foam Adhesive and layer onto the Whisper White tag, ensuring all the sequins are trapped side, and there you have a fabulous shaker bauble!

I have LOVED taking part in this blog hop, and cannot wait to see what everyone else has made! Click the BLUE button to hop along with me.




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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge | November 2016

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge using Frosted Medallions from Stampin' Up! UK

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Oh yes, it’s the 3rd Saturday of the month, which only means one thing around here…. It’s time for the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!

This month’s sketch was created by the gorgeous Anna Krol, and I cannot wait to see what everyone makes of it!

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge November 2016

I think this sketch would be a perfect opportunity to use those fabulous Stitched Shapes Framelits (and I am sure that there will be a few of the ladies who have done just that) however, seeing as they haven’t found a home in my crafty office yet, and I don’t have any oval dies either, I’ve switched things up a bit, and swapped it for some stamping instead!

The Best is Yet to Come sketch challenge card using Frosted Medallions from Stampin' Up! UK

This card is almost a one layer number actually… thinking about it how cute would it be on some 2 x 2″ tags for Christmas!

A few weeks ago at a Stampin’ Up! event I was reminded of this technique, which is so simple that it probably doesn’t even have name! Stamping with your clear blocks! Here I have inked up my Clear Block (G) in Pool Party, Marina Mist and Watermelon Wonder to create this cool textured, layered stamping look.

Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge using Frosted Medallions from Stampin' Up! UK

The cute doily stamp is from Frosted Medallions, as is the sentiment, and both are stamped in Island Indigo. I almost left it there, but it just needed a little something, and I did think about adding some sparkle, Wink of Stella or Rhinestones, but then no, a simple spritz of Island Indigo and Tangerine Tango will do.

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