Stampin’ Up! 2021 Annual Catalogue is coming…..

Hi folks! Yes! The Stampin’ Up! 2021 Annual Catalogue is right around the corner, and I just wanted to pop in and let you know a few important details

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I wont be automatically sending catalogues this time around, however I do have a stack of them available. I NEVER charge for a catalogue, but they do cost me to purchase and to post, and so if you would like one, please let me know.

I will be sending catalogue’s towards the end of April ready for the May catalogue start date

What else is coming…

Ok, so I have been quiet recently, after having my second baby in 2 years, life has been busy, and my little corner of the internet has been lower down on my priority list. However, I am coming back, although slowly, and am hoping to get back to regular Facebook Live videos very soon! Pop over to my Facebook Page to be notified when I go live… I will be sharing the new In Colours and some other new goodies!

Also, I will be opening a few spots for this years In Colour Club next week, so keep your eyes on the blog for that…. and I’m aiming to get back to some regular Stampin’ Inspiration emails once the catalogue is out!

I can’t wait to see you all soon!

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Ink Blending with Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes

If you’ve been here for a while you’ll know I love an inky technique, and as Stampin’ Up! have recently released their own Ink Blending Brushes I had to grab a set and have a go!

I’ve done Ink blending on the blog before, but always with a sponge, and while I like using a sponge for inky techniques, these new brushes make ink blending super easy.

The Blending Brushes are super soft, and so don’t leave those harsh lines that you can sometimes get with a sponge. I find that they blend colours together really well, particularly if you are using the same brush for two colours.

This first card blends Magenta Madness, Rich Razzleberry and Gray Granite, and I used the same brush for Magenta and Razzleberry. The stamp set here is So Much Love, and its a really pretty subtle floral that I head embossed onto the card stock before ink blending.

The sentiment and card base are both Gray Granite, and I think this really sets off the pinky/purple colours really well.

The dies I’ve used on both of these cards are the Stitched Rectangles dies. I find these so super handy, and the smaller dies are perfectly sized for loads of sentiments.

The Blending Brushes come in packs of 3, which I think is really handy as often 3 colours blended works really well. This second card I’ve blended Bumblebee, Granny Apply Green and Pool Party, for a really fun look.

The Blending Brushes are really easy to load with colour, just tap them onto your ink pads to pick up a little ink. I do tend to tap off once onto some scrap paper, but then its a simple case of using circle motions to sweep the ink onto the card stock. I should add, I do usually start off the card stock and work my way on with the colour, but this is probably just a habit from using sponges.

This card also uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. I just love this leaf stamp, it just adds the perfect level of something-ness to a background.

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Happy Birthday with Pretty Perennials and the Pootlers Team Blog Hop

Welcome to StampinByHannah and the second Pootlers team blog hop of 2021!

This time we are all sharing projects using goodies from the new Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalogue. I have a bit of a soft spot for a pretty floral stamp set, and so when I saw Pretty Perennials I knew it had to have a space on my craft room shelf!

Handstamped birthday card using Pretty Perennials from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Today’s card is pretty simple, I used the stamps to create my own Designer Series Paper, and then added a sentiment. The colour combination is so pretty, and not one I use often; Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron, and Soft Seafoam.

quick and easy birthday card using Pretty Perennials from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment uses the Birthday stamp from the Pretty Perennials stamp set, but the ‘Happy’ is a die cut from the Well Written dies. I think these pair so perfectly together, what about you?

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Fill your birthing with Flowering Cactus!

I have been loving the new Flowering Cactus Product Medley from the Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini catalogue, and made a bunch of cute projects with it for my January Kit Class. However, I still have a stack left to share and so I thought I’d share this one with you today.

Quick and easy stamping with Flowering Cactus from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Product Medley includes everything you need to make a bunch of projects; a stamp and die bundle, Designer Series Paper, twine and Embellishments. All you need to add is the ink and card stock!

I love this card, as its not too cactus-y (is that a word? It is now!), and is a really simply colour combination of Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Highland Heather.

Handstamped Birthday card using Flowering Cactus from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

A quick and simply card to put together, just a bit of Designer Series Paper and a scrap of stamped card stock. Lovely

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #083 | Quick and Easy birthday with Darling Donkeys

Hi all! Gosh, it’s been a mad couple of weeks. Poor baby boy had to have his 8 week vaccinations, and that’s basically had me sat on the sofa cuddling him for the past week, leaving me with no time to craft. However, I did manage to find 10 minutes a couple of weekends ago to have a quick colour of the fabulously fun Darling Donkeys for this weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge.

The theme this time around is ‘Cute Critters’ and we have so many in the Stampin’ Up! catalogues at the moment, I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

This Donkey is stamped in Memento Black ink, and coloured using both Light and Dark Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, with a hint of Dark Mossy Meadow and Dark Poppy Parade for that rose.

Darling Donkeys is one of the current Sale-a-bration stamp sets, and is available for free when you spend £45 before the end of February.

I’ve paired this chap with some of the new Colour Family Designer Series Paper in Gray Granite. This paper will be available in the next Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, or you can get it now if you grab a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.

Do check out the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog for more inspiration and to add your own Critter Creations!

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Watercolour Simply Succulents

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and the first InspireINK blog hop of 2021. This month we were challenged to create a project using new products from this years January-June Mini Catalogue, and I am loving so many of the things in it I had a hard time choosing!

But then I saw this card on Instagram and was totally inspired to re-create it using the Simply Succulents stamp set.

Thinking of you using Simply Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The panel of watercolour paper was die cut using the Rectangle stitched dies, and I added a wash of Bermuda Bay ink as a watercolour. This is so quick to do; I put a bit of water on a clear block and add a dab of ink either directly from the ink pad, or using a re-inker. Then its just a case of painting it onto the watercolour paper. I often add the colour in layers, letting each one dry in between to give the piece more dimension,

The succulents are stamped in Memento Black ink once the panel was completely dry, and the panel was then added to the card base which had a layer of Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper.

Quick watercolour card for InspireINK using Simply Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I love a bold sentiment, and to create this will often heat emboss a sentiment in white onto a strip of Basic Black card stock. I did consider adding some pearls or sequins, but chose to keep this one embellishment free.

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Two big Birthday Cards….

It’s a special day today for our family, its the day my husbands Great Nanny turns 100. Now, we would have dearly loved to be celebrating all together, but of course we can’t. I can, however provide her with two handmade birthday cards. So that is what I have done.

The first uses the brand new Pretty Perennials stamp set, and the coordinating dies. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set, a sweet floral stamp set that makes my heart happy. Here I’ve stamped it in Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Old Olive, and used the matching Perennial Petals dies to cut them out. I also added one of the more detailed dies to the large flower for a bit more interest.

The sentiment stamps are lovely in this stamp set too. Here I’ve stamped ‘Happy’ in Memento Black, and then heat embossed ‘birthday’ in white. The Designer Series Paper is called True Love, and is a lovely collection of black and white patterns and florals. The 100 is die cut using the Playful Alphabet from some retired Gold Glitter card stock.

I have a fun class coming in February using the Pretty Perennials bundle and the True Love Designer Series Paper, so do check back for that.

The second card uses both new Sale-a-bration goodies, as well as a retired gem. Now, I wouldn’t usually share a project that features a retired item, but I know so many people that have them (or similar) that I felt that I could.

This card uses the lovely Paper Blossoms Designer Series Paper which is currently available for free with a £45 spend.

The 100 is die cut from Petal Pink card stock, a colour which is featured in the Designer Series Paper, and layered over a vellum label cut from the Tasteful Labels dies.

This card is finished with the birthday sentiment, taken from Blossoms in Bloom.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #082 Sketch Challenge

Hello! Well, it’s been a hot minute hasn’t it since my last Inspire.Create Design Team post. In reality, we took a bit of a break over November and December, but we are super excited to be back this month, and we are kicking off with a simple sketch challenge.

Don’t forget to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations, and to add your own makes to the link up too.

Quick and Simple Happy Birthday card using Pretty Perennials from Stampin' Up! for Inspire.Create.Challenge with StampinByHannah

I have been having heaps of fun this month creating with the Brand New stamp and die bundle; Pretty Perennials, and so it was handy on my desk when I came to make my card for this challenge.

As it’s such a simple sketch, I’ve kept my card pretty simple too, with some very simple stamping on a Stitched Circle die cut. The background is my first ink blending attempt using the new Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes… I LOVE them! They are so easy to use, and create a lovely, soft, ink blended effect.

Simple Stamping Birthdays with Pretty Perennials from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Then the card is finished with a trio of the Artistry Blooms Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by StampinByHannah today, and please do check out the Inspire.Create blog for more inspiration.

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Time to Sale-a-brate Berry Blessings with the Pootlers Blog Hop!

Welcome to StampinByHannah and the first Pootlers Team Blog Hop of 2021! This time we’re sharing a heap of projects using the new Sale-a-bration gifts.

There are a bunch of really cool Stamp Sets and Designer Series Paper packs that you can currently receive for FREE with an order of over £45! How cool is that?!

Berry Blessings

I thought I would create with the Berry Blessings stamp set today. This stamp set comes with a pack of Designer Series Paper and so requires a £90 spend, BUT it also coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and punch bundle from the new Mini Catalogue!

Quick and simply card using Berry Blessings from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2021 with StampinByHannah

One of the reasons I love this stamp set (and Sweet Strawberry) is that you don’t need to get the markers out to colour the images… as they all have a outline stamp and then a filled stamp to colour the image!

This card uses Misty Moonlight for the card base and the blueberries, and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and sentiment.

Simple Stamping using Berry Blessings FREE during Sale-a-bration 2021 from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I couldn’t pass the opportunity to stamp with blueberries either… they are my daughters absolute favourite fruit, I think she’d eat them at every meal if she could!

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Flowering Cactus Product Medley Class to go!

Hello. So, as promised, I have a whole heap of classes coming to you in 2021, and I thought, with the start of the new catalogue, we would kick off with this fun class using the Flowering Cactus Product Medley!

This class is available throughout January, and will automatically be sent to you at the end of the month if you purchase the product medley. Class includes a card kit to make 10 exclusive projects (including some 3D items!).

Or, you can choose to just purchase the card kit and instructions for £15.

Card kit contains;

  • 7 card bases and envelopes
  • 2 Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
  • 2 Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes
  • 1/2 pack of Artistry Blooms Sequins
  • A wooden coaster
  • Postage and Packing
  • Your January Code Club gift AND birthday special if you use the Code Club Code when you shop

To complete the projects the following ink colours would be useful, not not essential;

To join in, just purchase the Flowering Cactus Product Medley in January, or EMAIL ME at stampinbyhannah{at}outlook.com to order the kit and PDF only.

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