How To: make your own desk bin!

What is the most annoying thing about craft? all those little bits of paper; the backs of dimentionals, the red carrier tape of sticky strip, little bits of off cuts… and they all float around your desk, making a mess, and getting in the way!

That is until now!

Make your own desk bin, from an old jar, but… please make it pretty!

How to make a desk bin

I used an old jar (think it was lemon curd if your that curious!). First, measure around your jar. use this measurement to measure a length of DSP, but add an inch to give an overlap. The best way I have found of attaching your DSP is with sticky strip – I didnt take the label off my jar, instead it make it easier to line up your DSP to ensure its straight around your bin. Then, add some ribbon (measured in the same way) also with sticky strip. I had to add some more bling! before it looked finished – the sentiment is a stamp from Remember This (one of the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! sets), stamped in Pool Party (to match the DSP), and then I’ve added hearts using the Sweetheart and Itty Bitty Accents punches, and some jewels I had laying around!

Its so damn cute, and a great addition to any craft desk

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Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Project Tray

You know, sometimes, when your working on a longer project (mass producing wedding invitations, Project Life by Stampin Up!, making items for craft fairs or fundraising events) you need somewhere to put all your items together, to stop them taking over!

Well, here is your solution! The Project Tray!

Stampin' Up! UK Project Tray

I use these all the time to hold various items and projects in the works, they hold items ready for making / photographing / selling / sending etc. I love them! and I thought I’d share the design with you.

It is super simple (as always, I cant do complicated!)

Here are the measurements:

IMPERIAL

Cardstock = 10″ x 8″

and score at 1″ on all sides

METRIC

Cardstock = 25.5cm x 20.5cm

Score at 2.5cm on all sides

See, told you it was simple!

 

 

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)

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Why you absolutely NEED the new Stampin’ Up! UK Catalogue!

Sorry this post is up a little later than usual (you can blame my UPS man!) but I was waiting on my order of shiny new things from the new Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 catalogue

Stampin Up! - New things from the 2014-2015 catalogue

As usual all the new items in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue are gorgeous (and I want them all!) but I had to make a selection and so these are my picks for the next couple of months! Stampin Up! Itty Bitty Accents punch pack

Stampin’ Up! make the most awesome punches, and the small punch packs are always popular, this new offering is no exception! The Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack coordinates with the Something to Say Stamp Set. The stamped images (a heart, a star, and the flower) fit well in the punches and help you create your own custom embellishments, quickly! I love them!

But I think the most exciting thing for me are the new Designer Series Papers! I ordered two this time: Flashback and Sweet Taffy. As usual the papers use Stampin’ Up! colour collections and In Colours, coordinating with all the cardstock, inks and embellishments already in your stash!

Stampin Up Flashback DSP
Flashback!

Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Real Red, Smokey Slate, Very Vanilla

Stampin Up! Sweet Taffy DSP
Sweet Taffy!

 

Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Of course I have a video with all this gorgeousness in as well!

and then you can purchase all these items from my shop – by clicking the pretty boxes below!

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)

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Project Life by Stampin’ Up! June 2014

Hello! Welcome! to my new monthly blog post!

Each month, hopefully the first Saturday / Sunday of each month, I will be posting a look at my Project Life.

If you havent checked out the latest Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products you really should (links at the end of this post). Stampin’ Up have now released a number of Project Life kits, Everyday Adventure and Happiness Is (both great for everyday events and regular Project Life-ing), Little Moments (for baby), and Playground (awesome for all those photos of the kids! Then, later this month; Love Story, which is definitely on my wish list, designed for love, engagements, weddings and related events!  Each kit has an associated accessory pack, and there are blank grid cards, pens, pocket pages, binders, framelits dies, stamps and a corner rounder punch available.
Stampin Up Project Life June 2014

As I have previously mentioned (HERE), I love this method of ‘quick’ scrapbooking. So much so that I already have one of the larger Becky Higgins Project Life Kits, and the Wedding mini-kit (see a theme here!) and I will be using this system for my wedding album, more on that in next months Project Life by Stampin Up! post!

So, on with June. June was a little busy round here; I work 3 or 4 days a week, becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Blogging and YouTube, meeting friends, wedding planning, and trying to have 30 seconds to myself; I only filled 2 page protector. But thats ok, one of the great things about this system for scrapbooking is the versatility; what do you want to document? Is it the daily events in your life, a big event (such as a wedding, or the birth of a child), a family holiday, or getting all those family photos into an album other people can look at. For me, I’m planning on documenting our daily lives; as well as the planning and countdown to our wedding next year. I’m hoping to have at least one page per month, any more than that is a bonus! I have a couple of tools to help me: a good diary, and two iPhone apps remindingme to take some pictures! Stampin Up Project Life June 2014

Last month I only used one, Collect (From Free), an app which describes itself as a everyday photo diary. This month I’m continuing to use Collect, but I am also using the Little Moments app by  Fat Mum Slim (£1.49), this app not only gives you a great range of photo embellishment and editing tools, but also links to the #FMSphotoaday prompts.
The pages themselves came together very quickly. I print my photos at home, one my regular printer, so trimming my photos takes a little while, buts worth it in the end. Once you have your photos, and have a page protector selected, its a simple task of laying out your photos and matching them to a card. Then is the fun bit, adding journalling and embellishments. Stampin’ Up! make this even easier by giving you the option of purchasing the co-coordinating accessory pack, as well as using Stampin’ Up Colours – so you can customise embellishments with your Inks, Stampin-Write markers, Blendabilities, and cardstock!

Like I said, this months pages are quite simple; I know I could have embellished a lot more, but really I just needed to get my memories out of my head and onto the page, and that took enough time this month!

 

 

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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Tealight Box!

I’ve been playing around with boxes and bags recently, and have been sat on this one for a couple of weeks but last week I finally got round to filming, and today I managed to work out the metric measurements! So, here it is….. The measurements for the box are: Imperial – Cardstock = 6 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Long side score  = 3/4″ and 5 1/2″ Short side score = 1/2″, 2 1/8″, 2 7/8″, and 4 1/2″ DSP measurements = 4 1/2″ x 1 1/4″   Metric – Cardstock = 16cm x 13cm Long side score = 2cm and 14cm Short side score = 1cm, 5cm,7cm, and 11cm DSP Measurements = 11cm  x 3cm Stampin Up! UK Tealight Box

 

The latest Stampin’ Up! catalogue landed on our doorsteps this week, if you want one for FREE message me with your address HERE!

 

 

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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2014-2016 In Colours Sneaky Peak! Stampin Up! UK

So, It new catalogue launches on the 1st July 2014 (Tuesday! So. Very. Excited!) As a demonstrator I get the chance to get some products a little early (if you also want this chance click here!) so I’ve had the new In Colours for a couple of weeks, they are so beautiful. I have a video coming next week looking at the ink colours themselves, but I thought I give you a little sneaky peak at a couple of the colours (as well as a lovely stamp set).Stampin Up Work of Art Thank you

 

This card also showcases the Second Generation stamping technique (more on that soon!), and also features a few of the basic jewels, but that’s all I can tell you for now! Check back on Tuesday for more from the new catalogue as well as some more awesome cards and videos!

 

Stampin Up! sign and save

 

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)

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Stampin’ Up! UK Everything Eleanor Card

So this card took me ages! and there is still something I’m not happy about, but its made now (and photographed, and now blogged) so it is what it is.

I am currently totally in love with Everything Eleanor, the swirl, the flowers, that fabulous journalling spot / ornate circle. So I wanted to create a multi-layered card with a number of the stamps from the set.Stampin Up! UK Stampinbyhannah Wish Big Everything EleanorThe card itself is a 5×5 inch square card. The swirl is stamped first, and in Smokey Slate, and I layered the frame over it in Daffodil Delight. The ornate circle, stamped on Whisper White in Temptin Turquoise, actually coordinated with the 2 1/2″ circle punch, but I preferred to fussy cut it.

The sentiment Wish Big, is another from A Dozen Thoughts. The get the two tone effect I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour each word individually. Its then punched out using the 1″ circle punch, and backed by the 1 1/4″ scallop circle punched from Daffodil Delight cardstock. The 3 basic jewels were then added, before the card was assembled.

I really like the colour combination, and keep returning to it. Are there any colour combinations you use again and again?

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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Sign and Save …… time is running out!

June is a busy month for Stampin’ Up! The retiring list is up and you now have less than 2 weeks to grab your favourite products before they disappear for ever (that’s if they haven’t already gone!), new catalogue launch is only weeks away with exciting new products round the corner, and Stampin’ Up!’s sign and save deal is in full swing!

DemoHeader_Signandsave_UK

So, what is sign and save? You’ve been on the main Stampin’ Up! website and its plastered all across it, I’m talking about it, and you’ve heard the buzz around other places too, but what is it?!

Sign and Save is a great deal for those interested in joining Stampin’ Up! and becoming a demonstrator. The price is only £50 (rather than the usual £99) and for that you get £55 worth of product of your choice, anything from the current annual or seasonal catalogues, from the clearance rack or retiring list, could be yours. You also get the £45 business pack to get you started, access to the demonstrator section of the Stampin’ Up! website, with loads of tips and tricks, news and ideas. You get your own Stampin’ Up! webstore (free for the first two months if you sign up for it within 21 days of becoming a demonstrator), and you’ll get access to the new catalogue and pre-order to get your hands on some of the shiny new products before anyone else!

 

Thinking about it? You haven’t got long! this offer ends on the 30th June 2014!

Contact me now via my email: Stampinbyhannah@outlook.com for more information

 

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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Guys Wedding Favour boxes – Gum Holder

So, We get married next year and I am currently in the middle of making invitations, place cards, wedding favours and all the other bits of wedding stationary!

During a discussion with the other half he mentioned about wedding favours, and something for the guys (I don’t see whats wrong with chocolates, but still, packets of chewing gum it is!) Each guest will be getting a wedding favour, but I am making a selection as different people need different things: bridesmaids, groomsmen, children, will get different things.

Which brings me in a sort of round about way to this weeks project: gum holders….

 

This holds a triple pack of a famous brand of chewing gum.

 

 

The cardstock piece measures 3 3/4 by 7 1/2, or 10cm x 19.5cm (not what I said in the video!)

Scored on the long side at:

1, 1 1/2, 4 1/4 and 4 3/4 or 2.5, 4, 11, 12.5cm

Scored on the short side at:

1/2 and 3 1/4 or 1.5 and 8.5cm

 

 

 

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

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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