How to make a fun Birthday card using Delightful Daisy from Stampin’ Up!

Card making video tutorial fun Birthday card with Delightful Daisy from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah How to make a fun Birthday card using Delightful Daisy from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

This week I have shared a heap of ways to use up your Designer Series Paper before the new Annual Catalogue lands in May… and today is no different. One of my favourite packs of Designer Series Paper this past year has been the Delightful Daisy. It is a fun take on a classic floral, with a hint of watercolour. Just lovely.

How to make a quick and easy birthday card using Delightful Daisy from Stampin' Up!

This card came together in less than 15 minutes… check the video for all the details. You can find my Standard Card Measurements on THIS page.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is taken from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp set, which is also this month’s Stamp of the Month!

Delightful Daisy Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! products

The Delightful Daisy suite features not only this wonderful Designer Series Paper but also the Daisy Delight Stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch. Grab the Designer Series Paper and the Stamp and Punch Bundle soon before they retire.

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How to… Ink Blending with Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink

How to do Ink Blending with Stampin' Up! Classic Ink and StampinByHannah Video Tutorial

StampinByHannah How to… Ink Blending with Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink

Stamping Techniques Series

I have been having so much fun with Ink Blending recently! On Tuesday I shared THIS card for the Go for Greece blog hop with the lovely Kylie Bertucci, and had a few comments about my ink blending… so I thought I would share a fun tutorial with you today.

How to make a fun friend card using Ink Blending and Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I think that most of my Ink Blending top tips are in the video… so do check that out!

The stamp set at work here is the lovely Lovely Inside and Out. I LOVE this stamp set, its great for heaps of different occasions with a bunch of mix and match sentiments… and I cannot get enough of those background images too.

Ink Blended For a Great Friend Card using Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up!

I have been having loads of fun with layering recently, and this card is a continuation of that! Not only have I layered ink blending and tone on tone stamping… but then the heat embossed sentiment is layered with a piece of Delicate White Doily, some loops of Black Metallic Thread and a trio of Glitter Enamel Dots.

Oh! before I go, Sweet Sugarplum (the colour I’ve used in this card!) is one of the 2016-2018 In-Colours… and it’s due to retire REALLY soon, along with Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo! So, grab your In-Colour ink refills and card stock now before they sell out!

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Techniques | Shadow Stamping with Amazing You from Stampin’ Up!

Techniques Card making tutorial using Amazing You Sale-a-bration and All Things Thanks from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Techniques Shadow Stamping with Amazing You from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

I have a quick technique for you this week… you guys know how much I love a good stamp-y technique, and this one is super simple but really fun!

All Things Thanks card using Amazing You from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

The sentiment is taken from All Things Thanks. I have double stamped it here with Whisper White ink first and then over stamped in Basic Grey to create this fun Shadow Stamping effect.

The trick here really is a stamp positioning tool. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for this one, but I cannot wait for the Stamparatus to arrive in my craft room so I can make more cards like this one! the Stamparatus is the new Stamp Positioning tool from Stampin’ Up! which will launch properly in the new Annual catalogue in June… but I did manage to pre-order one that should be coming very soon!

How to make a simple thank you card using All things thanks from Stampin' Up!

I think my favourite bit of this card is the coloured doily… I have been doing this quite a bit recently (and have already shared a card with this this week!) using Stampin’ Blends to colour up those cute doilies. LOVE!

The background of this card uses the Amazing You stamp set which is available for FREE during Sale-a-bration.

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Techniques | How to create a dimensional sentiment with Celebrate You from Stampin’ Up!

Card Making Techniques Video Tutorial how to layer die cuts using Celebrate You from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

StampinByHannah Techniques How to create a dimensional sentiment with Celebrate You from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

I have a quick and fun Techniques video for you today. I am just LOVING the Celebrate You thinlits that are currently available for FREE during Sale-a-bration. Actually, before I forget Stampin’ Up! added some extra Sale-a-bration freebies this morning… you can check them out in my Online Store!

So, today’s technique… I have been  having heaps of fun stacking the die cuts from this thinlit set, and I thought I would share some of my top tips that might help you create some fabulously dimensional die cut sentiments!

Card Making Techniques Video Tutorial how to layer die cuts using Celebrate You from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

This card is so cute! It’s a fun 4 x 4″ size, with a 3-3/4 x 3-3/4″ piece of Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and a large die cut Stitched Circle in Vellum. Both the die cut and the Glitter Enamel Dot are strategically placed to cover the Mini Dimensionals I used to adhere the Vellum to the card. I LOVE adding Vellum with dimensionals, just because the Vellum is lifted slightly off the front of the card and it creates a lovely shadow effect.

Top Tips;

  • Use Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of your card stock before you start to die cut your sentiment
  • Die cut 3-5 pieces to give you a nice thick sentiment
  • Use your Silicone Mat to help you ensure that die cuts are lined up
  • It is easier to line up shorter words… so try a word like YOU before you head for something longer and swirly!

Card Making Techniques Video Tutorial how to layer die cuts using Celebrate You from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

The ‘Thank’ is taken from one of the stamps in the All Things Thanks stamp set, and I selectively inked it with a Stampin’ Write Marker in Night of Navy to ensure that I just had the portion of the stamp I needed.

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Techniques | How to create a hard lines watercolour background

How to created hard lines watercolour background with Stampin' Up! inks

StampinByHannah Techniques How to create a hard lines watercolour background

Some weeks working out which technique to share can be a struggle… but not this week! I made the card in this post last week, after I spotted a card on one of the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Facebook groups, and just had so much fun creating the background that I knew I HAD to share it!

Pretty Wedding Card using Oh So Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

This card would be so lovely as a Wedding congratulations, or engagement card. I have used a sentiment from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, mainly because it coordinates with the dies… but looking at it now a Congratulations sentiment would have worked better!

This is one of those cards with lots of layers… so I will give you a quick run down:

  • Watercoloured technique on Shimmery White card stock (check the video for all the details on this one!)
  • Die cut area using the Eclectic Layers dies. The whole watercoloured panel is popped up on Dimensionals, and I have added some of the die cut pieces back in (in an almost inlay die cut style) with some Gold Glimmer Paper pieces added in too
  • Two leaves punched from Champagne Foil with the Leaf Punch
  • A vellum Everyday Label (punched)
  • Flower die cut from the Eclectic Layers dies in Blushing Bride with a Clear Faceted Gem in the centre
  • Sentiment heat embossed in White, punched with the Classic Label Punch

The focus of this blog post isn’t that card though… it’s about the techniques right!

The background is created with a fun, and quick, watercolour technique that I am calling Hard Lines Watercolour (I’m sure someone else has a better name for it!). I LOVE doing this for a quick and easy background. It’s super pretty when you use a soft colour like Blushing Bride, but it can be really striking in a bolder colour too!

Fun and pretty Valentines card using Oh So Eclectic from Stampin' Up!

I think I have covered everything in the video… it’s really just about adding layers, and drying in between. Using a Heat Tool really helps as the ink drys before it has time to spread out, and therefore gives those lovely hard lines! I could totally play around with this for hours… different colours, different sized paint brushes, different amounts of water all create different effects but they are all so pretty.

The panel I created in this week’s Techniques Video has also been made into a card… and you can see that if you subscribe to my emails in my Stampin’ Inspiration Monday Video!

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Techniques | How to colour your Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

How to colour Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Techniques How to colour your Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper

Stamping Techniques Series

I am completely in love with the Petal Palette Suite in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer catalogue. I mean, what is not to love about floral stamps, sentiments in a pretty font and Black and White Designer Series Paper?! Its SO pretty, and I just cannot put it away! I have been using it a lot recently, and I hate to tell you, I’m not sick of it yet and there is more coming next week too…

Make It Monday How to use a Sponge Brayer with Petal Passion Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

The star of the show here is definitely the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. This pack is purely Black and White and features a collection of floral and leafy prints. This makes it the perfect candidate for colouring. I have previously used Watercolour Pencils and a Blender pen, and there are heaps of Blends examples floating around Pinterest, but here I have chosen to use a Sponge Brayer.

Using a Basic Black card base always causes the question; Where do you write? Do you decorate the inside of your cards?

Well, here I have added a piece of Whisper White card stock on the inside, with a spot of stamping using the coordinating Petal Palette Stamp set and a hint of colour added with a sponge.

Make It Monday Video Tutorial Colour Petal Passion Designer Series Paper form Stampin' Up!

If you enjoyed today’s techniques video, you might enjoy my Facebook Live Online Card Class next Tuesday. You can find all the information over on my Facebook page, why not give me a Like while you’re there 🙂

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Techniques | Rock and Roll Stamping with Heart Happiness from Stampin’ Up!

Cardmaking Techniques Video Tutorial Rock and Roll Stamping with Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Techniques Rock and Roll Stamping with Heart Happiness from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

For our final Valentines card inspiration, I have a really quick and easy, technique for you… one you might well have done before, but may not have played with for a while! I certainly haven’t pulled this one out of my techniques stash for ages. Actually I think the last time I did Rock and Roll stamping was for THIS video!

Cardmaking Techniques Video Tutorial Rock and Roll Stamping with Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

I also particularly love the colour combination on this card…


What colours are you planning for your Valentines this year?

I have been trying to add Top Tips to these blog posts recently, but I think I probably covered everything in the video this week! It’s such a simple idea… I would suggest inking your stamp with the lighter ink colour first, and then adding the darker colour around the outside… although I do have a way of doing it the other way around (that isn’t going to get dark ink into your light coloured ink pad) that I might film soon!

Cardmaking Techniques Video Tutorial Rock and Roll Stamping with Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

So, I hope that you have enjoyed visiting my blog this week. Check back tomorrow for a fun blog hop with my team…

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Techniques | How to assemble a custom sentiment with Amazing You

Bright and fun Congratulations card using Amazing You from Stampin' Up! Free during Sale-a-bration

StampinByHannah Techniques How to assemble a custom sentiment with Amazing You

Stamping Techniques Series

This week’s techniques video is probably less about the technique and more about the card…. actually there are two techniques in this card, but I wound rabbit on too long about the other one!

Bright and fun Congratulations card using Amazing You from Stampin' Up! Free during Sale-a-brationThis card was inspired by the lovely Holly Stene and THIS card which I spotted on Instagram. I have recently started to ‘save’ my favourite ideas on Instagram ready for inspiration at a later date, but this time I think this card was so imprinted on my brain that I only went into my ‘saved’ feed to work out who made the original!


So, two techniques for the price of one?! Yep, first lets just quickly mention those flowers…. and stamping with Stampin’ Write markers! I LOVE using my markers to colour my stamps and get multi-coloured stamped images. Check the video for my top tips!

The second (and main) technique is about that sentiment. The Amazing You Stamp set and Celebrate You thinlits dies (both available for FREE during Sale-a-bration by the way!) are a great way to customise you cards. The combination of the stamps and dies allow you to create your own sentiments… and there are heaps of possibilities! I’ve used ‘Lets Celebrate You’ today, but would love to see your sentiment ideas in the comments below!

StampinByHannah Cardmaking Techniques Video Tutorial how to create a DIY sentiment with Amazing You from Stampin' Up!

I have a fabulous class planned with this stamp and die set, for FREE, in February. You can find all the information about my upcoming classes and events HERE, and you can find out more about my Facebook Live Online Card Classes over on my Facebook Page.

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Techniques | Coordinated Die Cutting with Petal Palette from Stampin’ Up!

Techniques Video Tutorial How to make a fun Congratulations card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Techniques Coordinated Die Cutting with Petal Palette from Stampin’ Up!Stamping Techniques Series

This weeks technique is something I have been wanting to do for a month or so, following a video shared by Jennifer McGuire. The technique is Coordinated Die Cutting, and is a fun way to look at your stamps and matchin dies

Coordinating Die Cut Windows using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

The cards I am sharing today are fairly simple, keeping the technique front and centre. Creating coordinating die cut windows really called to me when I first picked up this stamp and die set, but I know that you can do this with lots and lots of die sets.

The trick to this technique is a simple sheet of vellum, and ensuring that your two layers of card stock and your Vellum are the exact same size. However, once you have all card stock cut, the actual creation of the card is a quick process (as you can see, this video isn’t massively long for once!)

Using Coordinating Dies and Die Cutting in cardmaking using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

The ribbons used on this card are both from the same pack. The Sale-a-bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack contains 3 colours of shimmery ribbons in Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Basic Gray. Each ribbon is a different width as well as a different colour, but they are all shimmery and very pretty. This pack of ribbon is completely FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration.

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12 Days of Giftaways (Day 11) | Brusho!

Techniques Video Tutorial How to get started with Brusho from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah 12 Days of Giftaways (Day 11) Brusho!

Stamping Techniques Series

It’s FRIDAY! actually… it’s more than just Friday today, today is my 30th Birthday. I am super excited to be sharing my 30th Birthday year with Stampin’ Up! and have some celebratory plans coming later in the year. Today I’m planning on taking the day as a ‘Me Day’ although I am sure that James has some other plans!

Techniques series Fun Birthday Card using Brusho and Beautiful Day from Stampin' Up!

Today’s video is a little different, in that I don’t have an actual project to make with you, but I wanted you to see how easy it is to get started with Brusho!

I do have a couple of top tips:

  • Clear your work area … Brusho can get a little messy, particularly if you are using it with a Stampin’ Spritzer, so tidy up anything precious before you start
  • If you don’t like messy fingers I would suggest grabbing some disposable gloves!
  • Time… it’s likely to run away with you once you get started, so make sure you’ve got an afternoon free to play!

Every month I share an Online Card class Live on Facebook. My next class is at 2PM (GMT) on the 9th January, and we are going to play with the Beautiful Day stamp set as well as Brusho a little more! Do pop over and Like my Facebook Page for reminders of when I am going Live as well as a heap of extra inspiration and Stampin’ News too…

Techniques with StampinByHannah how to use Brusho from Stampin' Up!

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12 days of Giftaways

We have reached Day 11 of my 12 Days of Giftaways today…I LOVE being able to give you something special when you shop… and I have some special things coming in the new year! So, as my Christmas gift to you I have a special gift for each person who shops over £45 for the next 12 days. Each day has a different gift, and you don’t need to worry about adding the Code Club Code (although please do to receive your January Card Kit!).

StampinByHannah 12 Days of Giftaways featuring Stampin' Up! goodies!

Fine Print; This is not a competition and there is NO single winner, all customers WILL receive a gift. Please do not add it to your order, (unless of course you want duplicates!) as I will be sending this separately with your usual Customer Thank You pack….

All Thank You Gift Packs will be posted after the 12 Deals of Christmas have finished.

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