Home to Roost Birthday Card

So, today I thought I would share my final Sale-a-bration make of 2019… and James’ birthday card!

Home to Roost Birthday Card for Sale-a-bration using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Home to Roost is available for FREE when you spend £45 before Sunday night! I cannot believe that Sale-a-bration is so nearly over… however, that does mean that we are closer to the start of the new Annual Catalogue and something very exciting that launches on Monday!

Bright and fun guys birthday card using Home to Roost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

My top tip for guys cards is to keep things fairly simple. Here I stamped the Rooster onto Watercolour paper using Staz-on. I did use my Stamparatus for this to ensure a really deep, crisp, black image onto the bumpy paper.

Then, to add some texture I added some dots of Fine Tip Glue and let it dry really really well before watercolouring the piece in Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel and Real Red inks.

The other texture on the card is the embossed front using the hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, and then adding the watercoloured panel with dimentionals to a piece of Crushed Curry Card stock.

How to decorate the inside of a card using Home to Roost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I couldn’t not decorate the inside of this card (James always requests something special on the inside when I’m making a card for him to send!) and so I added some stamping and a strip of Crushed Curry card stock to finish.

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Four All Seasons Joy Fold Birthday Card

Hello! Can you believe we are almost at the end of Sale-a-bration 2019… in fact we only have another few days as the fabulous offers end on Sunday night!

To see what Sale-a-bration is all about check my earlier blog post HERE!

Today’s card is a card I made a few weeks ago for one of my Sister-in-Law’s birthdays. I needed something a little bit special, because with my current Baby Brain actually getting around to buying her a present didn’t happen (she did get a gift card though so she can treat herself to something), and so I reached for the very lovely Painted Seasons stamp set, Designer Series Paper and coordinating dies.

Joy Fold birthday card using Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I have been loving using these stamps and the Designer Series Paper which you can get as a bundle for FREE with a £90 order, and then the dies that match are just a must have!

This is a really easy Fancy fold card to put together. You can find all the measurements on THIS blog post from a couple of years ago.

Joy fold card using Painted Seasons from Stampin' Up! for Sale-a-bration 2019 with StampinByHannah

Then on the inside I made a little Designer Series Paper pocket to hold the gift card, simply by measuring the gift card and chopping a bit off the top. I did use a 2″ circle punch to notch the top of the pocket and make retrieving the gift a little easier too!

There isn’t a whole heap of stamping on this one really, as the paper says everything! But I did add a few succulents in coordinating Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party along with the Berry Burst Sentiment taken from Needle and Thread.

Don’t forget to check out the last few bits of Sale-a-bration goodness, or think about taking up that fabulous Joining Offer before its too late!

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Home to Roost | Sale-a-bration

This is another card I should have posted last week… and really its just a sneaky peak of the sort of project you can expect in my Email Newsletters.

I try and send an email out each week, it doesn’t always happen, but the intention is there! And I am trying super hard to get a creative project into every single one… I used to send exclusive video tutorials, but for the time being I’m sticking with PDF downloads while I get to grips with late pregnancy / early motherhood!

Home to Roost card using Sale-a-bration stamps from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card uses the oh so fun Home to Roost stamp set which is FREE during Sale-a-bration (while stocks last, until the end of March).

You can find out exactly how I put this card together by downloading my latest Email, and don’t miss out on other Email Exclusive projects by subscribing to my Email List HERE!

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Sale-a-bration Update!

Hey folks! Wow.. where did this week go! I should have had this blog post up for you yesterday, however, I felt awful and so didn’t get around to writing it (to be honest I didn’t get very far off my sofa yesterday either!). Never mind, I do feel better today, and so have made it up to my craft room this afternoon for a spot of crafting and blog admin.

Sale-a-bration!

We are now in the 3rd (and final) month of Sale-a-bration 2019! I cannot believe we are into March already, this year is flying.

Sale-a-bration is the BIGGEST event in the Stampin’ Up! calendar. It is a sort of super sale… but with a bit of a difference. There are 3 parts: SHOP, HOST and JOIN and each gets you fabulous benefits!

SHOP

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2nd release with StampinByHannah

When you spend £45 (or multiples of £45) you get to choose a FREE gift! How cool is that! There are some awesome stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, a kit and more! And we had new items added yesterday… so do pop over to my store to check them all out

Sale-a-bration FREE items…


HOST

For all this is designed for party hostesses, you can use this part of Sale-a-bration to be a super savvy shopper! When you spend £200 in a single order, Stampin’ Up! will give you a extra £20 in Stampin’ Rewards. These are like free credits to spend on ANYTHING in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.. and there is a LOT of items for £20 or less…

Sale-a-bration Stampin' Up! Stampin' Rewards

JOIN

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration joining offer 2019

This one is my fav! Grab a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit during Sale-a-bration and not only do you get all the usual benefits to being a part of something just truly amazing, you get a fully customisible kit of goodies of a value of £170 with free P+P… and if you choose the bumper kit you get a fabulous bag too!

There are so many great things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demo…. the kit is awesome value on its own, but then there is the ongoing discount of at least 20%, quarterly exclusive magazine, pre-order periods for all catalogues and offers, exclusive Facebook groups, Events, friendships, and so much more!

You can find out more about joining on my Joining Page, or check out my Joining FAQ’s… or you can JOIN NOW!

Sale-a-bration Coordination!

I mentioned this in my Facebook Live a couple of weeks ago, but the products finally went Live yesterday. So, now, in addition to those fabulous free stamps you can choose as part of Sale-a-bration, you can also purchase the coordinating dies! No more fussy cutting of that fun frog!

Sale-a-bration coordination

Sale-a-bration Coordinating Products


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Just Add Ink 445 | Embossing with Country Floral from Sale-a-bration!

I have been having so much fun taking part in Just Add Ink challenges every weekend. This week I’m a little ahead of my usual schedule as I have been off on Annual Leave this past week and so managed to get my card made on Friday!

This week, Just Add Ink has become Just Add Embossing! I have to admit that for all I often Heat Emboss sentiments, my collection of embossing folders often gets forgotten about! However, one of the new Sale-a-bration items is the most gorgeous Embossing Folder, and I spotted THIS card on Instagram on Thursday that I just HAD to CASE! So, this week’s Just Add Ink challenge was right up my street!

Sale-a-bration Happiness Card using Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This embossing folder is one of those thicker ones, so the dimension is just awesome! Here, I’ve pulled one of my favourite colours of all time, Fresh Fig, and embossed it, layered it onto a piece of Whisper White and then added it to a standard sized Gray Granite card front.

Of course, I haven’t just left it there! Because although this embossing folder is beautiful, the card needed a little extra something. So, I pulled out another product I haven’t used in a while (actually so long, I had to hunt my craft room to find it!), Shimmer Paint! To add a hint of shimmer to the embossed panel, I dabbed Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint onto the panel using a rag… but you could use a sponge, brayer, or your fingers!

Simple Embossed card using Country Floral from Sale-a-bration 2019 and Needle and Thread from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Because I really wanted to keep the embossing the main focus of this card, the rest is really quite simple. The sentiment (also embossed as it goes!) is taken from Needle and Thread, and the card is finished with a trio of Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2nd release with StampinByHannah

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So Hoppy Together Customer Thank You Cards

Sorry for the slight delay in today’s blog post… I should have written this yesterday, but I had a terrible bout of Pregnancy Fatigue yesterday afternoon and I just needed to sleep! Things are better today though, and have a day in my craft room planned, so I’m getting this written so that I can get to crafting!

Stampin' Up! Customer Thank You cards using So Hoppy Together from Sale-a-bration 2019 with StampinByHannah

I had great fun a few weeks ago at a local craft fair, it was during the snow and so foot fall wasn’t great. But, it’s OK because it gave me time to make my January Customer Thank You cards! These stamped up really quickly, the time was taken hand colouring all those cute frogs with Stampin’ Blends!

So Hoppy Together is one of this year’s Sale-a-bration free items, that you can earn when you spend £45 between now and the end of March.

I stamped the frogs in Gray Granite ink, and then used both Light and Dark Granny Apply Green Blends to colour them. No fancy techniques, just laying the colour on.

So Hoppy Together Thank you cards using Stampin' Blends with StampinByHannah

The Thanks sentiment is from one of my go to Stamp Sets; Thankful Thoughts. Stamped simply in Gray Granite onto an Everyday Label in Very Vanilla

I’ve got another craft fair this coming Saturday at the Durham Tees Hotel on Teesside Airport. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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Sale-a-bration | Precious Parcel Card Kit!

There are currently 15 fabulous goodies that you can earn for FREE when you shop during Sale-a-bration just for spending £45. One of these fabulous goodies is the Precious Parcel Card Kit…

Now, I will admit that this kit made Zero sense to me in the catalogue! But I grabbed a pack anyway, because if I couldn’t work it out I’m sure that some of you were struggling with it to!

Stampin' Up! Precious Parcel Card Kit Sale-a-bration freebie

I was pleasantly surprised by this kit. It’s so easy to put together, you will have 8 cute cards in a snap! No stamping required!

What had put me off this kit was that I had managed to miss that these cards are actually proper cards, that fold in the middle and stand up! Which they are… but they are more than that, because they also have an extra space to write in the front too

So, how can you get this kit? Well, it’s available for FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration! That’s it, and its yours for FREE!

There are a few questions I hear regularly about Sale-a-bration;

Do I have to spend £45 just in the Spring Summer catalogue?

Nope… there are lots of ways of spending £45 in my online store. You could have just Spring Summer products, or you might want items from the Annual catalogue, or even £45 of goodies from the clearance rack! All orders of £45 made in my online store get to choose a free Sale-a-bration gift!

There are also a few items that require a £90 spend… these are higher priced items, bigger stamp sets, dies and a fun Stamp and Designer Series paper bundle!

If I choose a Starter Kit do I get to pick Sale-a-bration goodies too?

Unfortunately not. But, you do get much much more that just one free gift! You get a fabulous, ongoing discount, inspiration and friendship… and you get to choose £170 worth of Stampin’ goodies and pay just £99! It’s definitely the best deal!

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration Precious Parcel Card Kit

When does Sale-a-bration end?

Sale-a-bration ends on 31st March 2019… but be warned that some items might sell out before that date! So, if you LOVE one of the goodies, grab it soon!

What can I have for Free?


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Painted Seasons Sale-a-bration Freebie | Facebook Live!

After a month of being a bit hit and miss with my Facebook lives Thanks to a cold that just wouldn’t leave, I am back this week to share the Sale-a-bration 2nd release goodies and some exciting products coming in March!

Sale-a-bration 2nd release 2019 Stampin' Up!
Click the image to see all the Sale-a-bration 2nd release goodies!

Launched last week there are a further 3 fabulous goodies to earn for FREE when you shop during Sale-a-bration! I’ve used 2 of them on this weeks Facebook Live Card…

I’ve used 2 of them on this weeks Facebook Live Card…

Facebook Live…

The Painted Season’s Bundle is available for FREE when you spend £90 between now and the end of March (while stocks last) and includes a gorgeous stamp set and a pack of coordinating Designer Series Paper. Designed to take you through a full 12 months of occasions there are no sentiments, but I’ve paired it with the fun Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set from the Spring Summer catalogue.

This Designer Series Paper is so pretty, it has 4 seasonal prints on one side and 4 generic patterns on the other and all feature a lovely watercolour wash effect too.

Painted Seasons Facebook Live featuring Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

This card also features the lovely new Country Floral Embossing Folder (Free with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration). This folder is one of those thicker ones, so if gives you a whole heap of dimension and works so well with a pretty floral like this.

Pretty Celebrate You Card using Painted Seasons and Country Floral from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I also mentioned in this week’s Live about some new products coming in March that coordinate with some of the current Sale-a-bration goodies! Coming on 1st March there are 4 sets of dies, a new stamp set, and a punch! I’ll be sharing them properly once you can get your hands on them, however you can grab them now by adding them to a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit right now!

Don’t forget to pop over to my Facebook Page, and like it so you don’t miss my Live next week.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #036 | Lovely Lattice

This week the fabulous Design Team over at Inspire.Create are sharing a whole load of Sale-a-bration inspiration. I’ve been struggling to come up with anything for this one… which is silly because the Sale-a-bration goodies on offer this year are AWESOME! I eventually settled on using the ever so pretty Lovely Lattice stamp set, although did have a disaster with Brusho before this card was born!

Pretty Lovely Lattice card using Sale-a-bration goodies and watercolour pencils from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Lattice stamp was stamped twice in Versamark onto Crumb Cake cardstock and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss powder. I then coloured 3 of the flowers on one of the images with Watercolour Pencils, and added some green leaves on the other image.

I have to admit that these flowers are not the easiest to fussy cut, however I think it’s worth it for the overall effect.

Let's Celebrate card using Lovely Lattice from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration with StampinByHannah

The card is finished with a sentiment stamped on Vellum and punched using the Classic Label punch, a trio of Glitter Enamel dots and full bow of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

Sale-a-bration SHOP

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International Blog Highlight | Foiled Encouragement

Kylies International Blog Highlight banner

It has been AGES since I took part in one of Kylie’s International Blog Highlights, and I’ve really missed it! I’m just recovering my full crafty mojo and blogging rhythm after having a (more than) pretty rough early pregnancy, moving house and Christmas, and so Kylie’s theme of Encouragement was just right up my street!

Encouragement Card using Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper FREE during Sale-a-bration from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I am LOVING the Foil Sheets that are FREE during Sale-a-bration this year. You get 8 12×12″ sheets, 4 in Lovely Lipstick and 4 in Grapefruit Grove. It’s so pretty I can’t bring myself to cover it up, so here I’ve used it as part of the focal point of this card.

The card only uses 3 colours, because I really wanted that foil sheet to sing. So the whole card is just Lovely Lipstick, Basic Black and Whisper White.

I Believe in You card using Amazing life from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment is taken from the stamp set Amazing Life, and it has been heat embossed in White onto a scrap of Basic Black. I love this look for cute little sentiments, it really makes the sentiment pop!

This card is finished with a bow in Lovely Lipstick ribbon and a trio of Glitter Enamel Dots

If you love this card, please would you pop over to Kylie’s blog and vote for me, and your other favourite Encouragement creations over on the Blog Highlight. Thank you so much.

Sale-a-bration SHOP

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