Happy Blooming Birthday

I always have a stack of birthday cards pre-made and ready to send, well, I say I do, but recently my birthday card stash has dwindled and so I’m now in desperate need of making more! I love a simple card, simple cards are my thing. Every now and again I will make a more complex card for a special person or occasion, but more often than not my cards are simple.

So, I needed some more birthday cards this week, and chose to use the Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating dies

Stampin' Up! UK flower patch birthday

This card uses a piece of Strawberry Slush as the card base, and Very Vanilla as my stamping piece.

I stamped and die cut the flowers a few weeks ago, while I was playing around with the stamps, but I had no use for them. I do this quite regularly, I’ll get a new stamp set and play around with it, different colours and cardstocks, to get a feel for it. This time I also die cut the flowers, seeing as I was testing out the dies too! I just store all the die cut pieces in the box with the stamps until I find a use for them.

So I pulled this stamp set off the shelf and these flowers fell out! I had another play around with them, and found this cute arrangement.

The leaves are from the Crazy About You stamp set, and are stamped in In Colour – Pistachio Pudding Stampin’ Write Marker. When I joined Stampin’ Up! the latest set of In-Colours had just been released, and so I didn’t purchase the existing ones as they only had 12 months left (even less now), but then the Stampin’ Write markers turned up on a Weekly Deal! I love my markers – they are a great way of getting all the Stampin’ Up! ink colours without having to spend all that cash to get all the ink pads all at once. Once I had the markers, I needed some cardstock to match, so I picked up the 2013-2015 In Colour Cardstock. I love the cardstock multi-packs, its so handy being about to get all the colours of cardstock for a particular colour family for a £8.95.

Sorry, off on a ramble again!

The flowers are 3 layer stamped in Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, and Strawberry Slush. The Sentiment is also from Flower Patch is and stamped in Strawberry Slush too.

Instead of leaving all the flower flat to the card I needed a bit of dimension, and added dimensionals to 2 of the 5 flowers to give some lift.

What do you do when you get a new stamp set?


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Petal Potpourri!

Have you seen the latest Stampin’ Up! catalogue yet? NO! well, its HERE! take a look!

There are some amazing stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, Dies, and even some new Inks!

This card uses just one of the New Stamp sets – Petal Potpourri – four wonderful floral images that coordinate with a new punch (I’ll get to that in a moment), along with 2 flower centres! Clean and simple, but oh so handy.

Stampin' Up! UK Petal Potpourri happy birthday

This card uses a Night of Navy card base, with a Whisper White matt.

I stamped the flower twice, first a solid image in Pool Party, and then this lovely hand-painted looking flower in Night of Navy. Now, I have to say this would have been easier if I had used the Stamp-a-ma-jig Stamp positioning tool, but I didn’t! and So the images are a little off, but I don’t mind that.

The flower was then punched out using the new Flower Medallion Punch. This punch coordinates with two stamp sets in the new catalogue! I love a good versatile punch! And even comes bundled with this stamp set to save you 15%.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is taken from another new set – Crazy About You! Quite possibly the most versatile set of sentiment stamps I have seen in ages! and although it is designed to coordinate with some lovely word thinlit dies – the sentiments can totally be used on their own!


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Happy Birthday…. thinlits edition!

Well, its still my Birthday week, so I’m still celebrating! My birthday and a catalogue launch in one week, busy times for me! but I love it!

Stampin' Up! UK Birthday card Crazy about you Hello you

This card uses a brand new stamp set from the Spring/Summer catalogue, Crazy about you. Before I get into the card I just want to mention this set, not only is a great set for sentiments and phrases, as well as three lovely floral images, but it comes bundledwith 3 thinlits dies – Hello You! I love it when Stampin’ Up! bundle stamps and dies (or stamps and DSP!) as it you save 15%! AND there is something even better about this stamp set! It comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount AND Photopolymer! Awesome!

Onto the card….

I used a Melon Mambo card base today, with a Whisper White matt.

The leaves are from that lovely Crazy About You stamp set and are stamped in Pear Pizzazz (I think this is my favourite green!). I stamped the Birthday stamp in Pear Pizzazz on a scrap of Whisper White and cut it into a banner shape. Before layering it with a similarly cut scrap of Pink Pirouette and a piece of the Subtles Collection DSP stack in Wild Wasabi!

Then comes the greatest thing about this stamp/die bundle – the word thinlit dies! You get 4 in the pack: Happy, You, Thanks, and Hello! and the font its just so pretty! I used my Big Shot to die cut the word Happy from some more Melon Mambo, and used the Transfer Adhesive Sheets to adhere it to the card. Have I mentioned about Transfer Adhesive Sheets yet? they are perhaps the coolest adhesive I have ever used! You peel off the backing and apply your diecut to the glue, put the backing back over and rub to ensure the glue transfers, before peeling your die cut back off (carefully its now super sticky!) and putting it on your card! No longer do you have to spread wet glue as thinly as humanly possible over the back of a diecut, or attempt to stick them on with tape runner! Awesome!

Right, I think that is probably enough waffle for today!

have a great day and see you again tomorrow for Fancy Fold Friday!!!


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Just because …… Who doesn’t love petals!

Our card for today uses the Petite Petals stamps and punch to give a fully coordinated look

 

The original card uses the new 2014-2016 In Colours: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, and Hello Honey, along with Crumb Cake from the Neutrals collection, I changed it a little for the video, using Brights collection colours; Real Red, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil Delight.

 

Stampin Up! Petite Petals in colours 2014


The card uses Whisper White cardstock, cut to 10 x5 inches, and scored at 5 inches, but you could totally adjust that to meet your own needs (and what you might have in your crafty stash)

 

 

Don’t forget if you like anything used on this card, you can check out my store at: stampinbyhannah.stampinup.net

 

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar) 

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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Buttons!

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I have recently discovered the joys of buttons! This was made all the easier by Hobbycraft, and their packs of 100g of buttons for £1! I’m trying not to spend a the moment, saving for some larger purchases (I’m very excited about what it soon to arrive), but such a stash of buttons for a pound I could not say no! There is a decent selection of colours and chose both within the packs, and of the packs themselves, I grabbed brights and basic black and white. All the buttons in the packs are different but of good quality (although I’m not sure they’d stand up to being worn on clothing). I had to quickly put this card together some of my favourites, and a simple birthday greeting, I stick my buttons on with Glossy Accents from Ranger (also available and hobbycraft)

On My Desk

 

Hello there!

Welcome to StampinbyHannah, my little place on the internet for my latest stamping and craft projects, mainly handmade cards and stationary.

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I am currently working towards a larger portfolio of work, including birthday and occasion cards, wedding stationary, invitations, and other items

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