Pootlers Blog Hop | Merry Christmas with Trimming the Town

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and to the Pootlers Blog Hop for the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue. Gosh, I feel like autumn winter has hit us early this year, but then I suppose that that also means that 2020 will end sooner rather than later, which can only be a good thing right?!

Anyway, I’ve got a fun Christmas card for you today for the team blog hop. I have been loving the Trimming the Town suite of products in this latest catalogue. The stamp set, dies and Designer Series Paper just coordinate so perfectly (like, the dies cut out the Designer Series Paper!!!!), and using Stampin’ Blends to colour the houses has just been making my heart happy.

Merry Christmas Card using Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card is actually Poppy Parade, but you can’t really see much of it as the whole card from is covered with a piece of Designer Series Paper cut to 14.8 x 13.5 cm. The paper is scored at 10.5 cm and then folded back to give this pop of people down the right hand side.

The main focus though is that circle embellishment. I cut two circles; 1 in Poppy Parade and 1 in Whisper White, and then further die cut the Whisper White one using one of the dies in the Home Together dies to create a sort of snow drift effect.

Then I stamped two of the houses and a tree from the Coming Home stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured them using Stampin’ Blends.

I haven’t done any fancy Blend colouring here, rather just adding a layer of the lighter tone of the colour over the whole area, and the picking out the areas that could be in shadow with a single line of the darker tone. I love that Stampin’ Blends now come in pairs, so you always have the perfect colour partners when either basic colouring like this, or doing more complicated Blending!

The sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade and is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set which you can find in the Annual catalogue.

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Stampin’ Up! Get and Go cards using Queen Annes Lace and So Much Love

Hey folks, this week’s Facebook Live we made 2 quick cards using 2 stamp sets that you currently get for FREE when you join Stampin’ Up! The Stampin’ Up! Get and Go Starter kit is a great way to not only get 20% discount on your future purchases but to also kick start some fun crafty sessions with you friends!

The Stampin’ Up! Starter kit costs £99, but includes £130 worth of crafty goodies of your choice, 2 fun stamp sets, 2 sets of card kits to craft with your friends and a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

I’ve got a few more samples using both Queen Anne’s Lace and So Much Love to share with you over the course of the month, but for now, here are the two cards we made last night…

Pretty Floral Card using Queen Anne's Lace from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
Quick and simple card using So Much Love from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Also, there are still a few places left on this month’s Christmas Gleaming Kit Class. Find out all the info and book your place HERE!

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Christmas Gleaming Facebook Live Replay

Oh gosh, sorry this blog post is a bit later than usual. This past week my pregnancy tiredness has kicked back in and I’ve struggled to do much in the evenings. We spent yesterday at a birthday party, and then have had lunch out today, so this is the first real chance I’ve had to sit down and blog.

This week’s Facebook Live was so much fun! We created a fun card using Christmas Gleaming. I love this set, its a great mix of traditional Christmas but with a modern twist, and I was so pleased that it’s come back for another year! I’ve also got a fun Kit Class using it… more on that in a minute!

Quick Watercolour Christmas Card using Christmas Gleaming from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

One of the things I love about this set is how versatile it is. It looks great just simply stamped, or you can take it one step further with a wash of watercolour, or some heat embossing, and there are images in there that are lovely coloured with Stampin’ Blends too!

Christmas Gleaming Kit Class…

I’ve not released one of these for a while, but I love doing kits and classes! One of my goals for the next 12 months is to do things that I really enjoy, particularly when it come to Stampin’ Up! and that includes Facebook Lives and Online Classes. I would LOVE to be able to say these are going to be super regular, but its more likely that they will be alternative months, or when I find a stamp set that I really LOVE and can’t put down.

This kit class though is so much fun! I’ve designed 6 exclusive cards, using Christmas Gleaming, that you will only see if you grab this class!

The Kit includes:

  • Christmas Gleaming Stamp set
  • A Quarter Pack of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper
  • 6 card bases, envelopes and layers you need to create the projects
  • A complete set of instructions
  • and a special gift from me to you!

This class costs £25, plus £3.50 for postage, and is available in the UK. I will also be releasing the PDF instructions for sale in a few weeks if you live in the rest of the world.

To sign up for class, just complete the form below, before the 16th September 2020.

I use PayPal to process payments, but you don’t need a PayPal account just a credit or debit card, but all the details of how to pay will be included in your Welcome email.


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Inspire.Create.Challenge #077 | Alternative Colours with Forever Fern

So, today’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous colour combination, and one that almost had me pulling Painted Poppies off my stamp shelves. But then I spotted Forever Fern, and I just knew what I wanted to make.

I’ve made a heap of cards with Forever Fern now, but they’ve all been very green! But I’ve seen some lovely cards using different colours with it recently, and although this still has green in it, its less green than some of the other combinations I have used. I do have an idea in my head of using pinks… but I’ll save that for another day.

Each of the colours is stamped off before stamping onto the card, just so it’s not super bright, and the stamping isn’t perfect, but I really like the effect.

The Forever Fern stamp set does have its own coordinating dies, but instead of reaching for those today, I’ve used the Tasteful Labels instead. These two are layered together in the packet, and I really like the look, and it’s translated really well into card stock.

The backing label is in Poppy Parade, along with the stamping, with the aim of moving away from the green. I almost added some sparkles to this card, but I’ve kept it simple in the end.

Don’t forget to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations before adding your own makes using Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry and Mossy Meadow

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Get and Go! Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!

Wow! Stampin’ Up! have a fabulous joining offer running this month. Get and Go gives you so much in yours Starter Kit, along with a heap of crafty goodies of your choices, there’s two stamp sets, kits and all the extra’s you need to make your hobby a business (if that’s what you want to do)

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is always the best deal. Firstly you get to choose £130 worth of high quality crafty goodness, and pay just £99 and no delivery! But grab a kit during September, and you’ll also receive two stamp sets; So Much Love and Queen Anne’s Lace, and then a complete card kit to make 16 cards…. or to hold your very first event!

I’m sure that you would love to get 8 of your crafty friends together right now and craft together, and while that might not be possible in person, you could host an interactive virtual event instead.

There are so many benefits to joining Stampin’ Up!; the discount, pre-orders, friendships and fun. There is no pressure to sell, be a happy shopper and get the same benefits as everyone else, or grow your own crafty empire… the world is your oyster!

You can find out more about joining HERE, or check out my Joining FAQ

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Come and join the fun, I can’t wait to meet you

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Box of Sunshine | Facebook Live Replay

For this week’s Facebook Live I thought I would dive into the newest Stampin’ Up! kit! The Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit is limited edition, and while stocks last, but includes everything you need to make 8 really cute, bright and fun cards, all you need to add is a Clear Block for stamping.

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Box of Sunshine craft kit

This kit isn’t in either of the Stampin’ Up! catalogues because its only available while stocks last, but there are a range of other kits available in the catalogues too. I love a kit for a bit of quick crafting, or crafting on the go. Now we can travel again, this would be a great kit to take away with you for a bit of quiet time before dinner, or to pass an hour on a rainy afternoon.

8 quick cards for all occasions using the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up!

The idea of this particular kit is to share the sunshine. So once you’ve made your kit, there are some left over pieces for you to decorate the box, which you can then fill with your own sunshine goodies, and send on to a friend.

I’ll be passing my box of Sunshine onto one of my customers this month.

Of course, once you’ve made all the cards in the kit, you’ll be left with the stamp set. But the fun doesn’t stop there because you can use this again and again to make more bright and fun cards!

Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin alternative card ideas with StampinByHannah using Stampin' Up! products

This card uses a BumbleBee card base, and a piece of watercolour paper, oh and a length of Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon, as well as some of the pieces from the kit.

I can’t wait to see what you make with your kit!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #076 | In the Garden with Painted Poppies

Hello! So, this week’s inspire.create.challenge is a theme, and we’ve got a bit of a spin on floral, in that the theme is Garden. I will admit I’ve gone down a bit of a floral route with Painted Poppies, and possibly more meadow than Garden, but I really like this fairly simple card design.

With Sympathy card using Painted Poppies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Poppies are stamped in Memento Black ink, which is my absolute favourite Black ink ever I think. It’s so crisp, and a true black tone, plus its great to use with Stampin’ Blends, which is what I have done here. The Poppies are coloured with both light and dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend pens. Instead of laying down a flat colour, I’ve added the colour in dots which gives this lovely textured look.

Stampin' Blends and Painted Poppies card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

The bottom edge is a cut die, cut from Basic Black card stock, such a pretty finish.

Pop over to the Inspire.Create blog to check out more Garden inspired projects and to add your own creations too!

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Having a Whale of a Time | Facebook Live Replay

Hello,

So, I’ve actually managed to get a Facebook Live typed up on the same night! This week I thought we would make a fun card using the Whale of a Time bundle. This suite is so cute, and features some fabulous colour combinations.

Paper Pumpkin…

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin UK Box of Sunshine

This week Stampin’ Up! launched a new Paper Pumpkin box here in the UK. These don’t come around all that often, but when they do they are super special!

Paper Pumpkin is a fun box of craftiness, which is available all year round in The States, but we only get them as and when. This box was created by Sara Douglass, the Stampin’ Up! CEO, and is full of sunshine! It features 8 exclusive cards, and a cute little stamp set too!

You can grab yours, while stocks last, in my store today!

Facebook Live…

This week’s Facebook Live uses the fun Whale of a Time suite. This suite includes the lovely Whale Done stamp set, coordinating punch, Brightly coloured Designer Series Paper, sequins and pretty ribbon.

For all this stamp set looks a bit theme-y I can see loads of occasions that the stamps, and papers, could work for. How about sending a cute Thanks card, or a thinking of you, Birthdays, or just because.

Cute fish Thank you card using Whale of a Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The whale stamp is inked in Pool Party, with a hint of Pretty Peacock added along the top edge with a sponge dauber. I love that this stamp has a coordinating punch too.

Cute fish Thank you card using Whale of a Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Cute Trimming the Town card using Stampin’ Blends | Facebook Live Replay

This week’s the Stampin’ Up! August-December Mini Catalogue went Live, and I thought I would share a card using some of the new goodies on this week’s Facebook Live!

Quick note… Facebook Lives are now every THURSDAY at 7PM (UK time). I’ve moved them to fit in better with my husband, as he pops out to the club on a Thursday evening and so I’m not taking away time from him. Hope to see you there this week

I can see heaps of uses for this stamp set outside of Christmas, new home cards or we’re moving notes, maybe a fun kids birthday card, or even just thinking of you. This is one of those stamp sets that is so versitile and I’m sure you’ll be using for years! Also, the dies that coordinate with it, also cute out some of the matching Designer Series Paper too. How awesome is that?

Cute house card using Trimming the Town from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah for Facebook Live

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Quick and easy notecards using Tasteful Touches from Stampin’ Up!

Hello!Well, I’ve got myself a bit behind again haven’t I! So, I’ve got a few blog posts coming out to you over the next week to catch up….

The first is this fun Facebook Live replay, making a set of quick and easy notecards featuring Tasteful Touches. I am loving this stamp set, after having a bit of a play with it at a recent virtual retreat.

Tasteful Touches Notecards using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah Facebook Live

There are 3 quick and easy cards here, all using ink blending (a technique I can’t get enough of right now!), and then I thought it would be nice to package them into a notecard set. Stampin’ Up! make these fabulous acetate boxes that are perfectly sized to hold up to about 6 cards and envelopes. They are great for a quick gift, or even if you were to sell bundles of cards at craft fairs.

Here, to jazz the box up a little, I’ve added a band of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and added a die cut and some stamping.

Quick and Easy Notecards…

You can check out all the cards below, but here is the Facebook Live Replay;

You Are So Special Ink Blended card using Tasteful Touches from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
Ink Blended notecard using Tasteful Touches from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
You Are The Best ink blended card using Just Jade and Tasteful Touches from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Which card is your favourite?

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