Inspire.Create.Challenge 049 | Thank You Free as a Bird

Hey folks! It’s time for another Inspire.Create.Challenge project today, and this time we had a colour combination to work with. Now, for all I set the challenges for Inspire.Create I never seem to be organised enough to set a challenge that I can actually see a project for, and I have to admit that when this challenge appeared in my diary I did do a bit of a double take at the colours! But, it is a challenge for a reason…

Thank you card using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

So, the colour combination at work here is; Basic Gray, Mango Melody, and Pool Party… sorry girls!

I am still loving the Free as a Bird stamp set, but I realised that I hadn’t actually made a card with the single bird stamp! So, here we are. I’ve stamped it in Smoky Slate rather than Basic Gray because I’m a very bad demonstrator and my Basic Gray ink is retired Archival and so doesn’t work with Blends. But all the classic inks do.

Free as a Bird coloured with Stampin' Blends by StampinByHannah

I’m not very good with my Stampin’ Blends, but I am trying to practice, and so I’ve used Pool Party Light and Dark to attempt some colour blending on this bird. I’m happy with it, although it is pretty subtle. The beak is actually light Pumpkin Pie (because I don’t have the Mango Melody Blends… again, bad Demo!)

Free as a Bird Thank you card with Nested Stitched Labels from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Free as a Bird stamp set also comes bundled with these fabulous Nested Stitched Labels dies. They add a little extra something to every card with their unusual shape and fun stitched edge, I can’t get enough of them!

Please hop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog for more inspiration using this strange colour combination from the fabulous Design Team, you can also share your makes with us there too!

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Congratulations with Bloom and Grow

Hey folks! I don’t know about you, but I make a LOT of cards and then never seem to send many. I even forgot a friends birthday a couple of months ago, but its OK, because I sent her this pretty card as a Congratulations for getting a new job. One of my current favourite stamp and die sets is Bloom and Grow (I’ve share it a fair bit here!) and I couldn’t resist getting it out again for this card.

Congratulations with Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The floral spray is stamped in Memento Black ink because I’ve coloured this one in using Blends. Although, there isn’t actually any blending! The colours used are; Light Blackberry Bliss, Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light Call Me Clover, Light Pool Party and Light So Saffron.

How to make a cute Congratulations card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Congratulations sentiment isn’t from Bloom and Grow though, it’s actually from Well Said… which (along with the coordinating dies) is an absolute staple in my craft room at the moment!

Congratulations card using Stampin' Blends with StampinByHannah

I love getting a text message to say that my card has arrived, and it’s always nice to surprise someone with something that says ‘I’m thinking of you’.

Every single one of my customers receives a little handmade something when the order; often it’s a card, and sometimes is a little something extra.

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12 Days of Giftaways (Day 5) | Beautiful Day with Blends

Beautiful Day Birthday Card using Stampin' Blends from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah 12 Days of Giftaways (Day 5) Beautiful Day with Blends

What’s this… blog posts on a weekend?! Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you… I am blogging today and tomorrow, because I have some fabulous sneaky peaks from the Spring Summer Catalogue PLUS my Giftaway going on
StampinByHannah shares a fun Butterfly Birthday Card using the Beautiful Day Stamps from Stampin' Up!

How fun is this card?! It uses the lovely new Beautiful Day stamp set from the Spring Summer catalogue. This stamp set is designed to be used with a fun new (to Stampin’ Up!) product called Brusho. Brusho is a fun watercolour type colouring medium, that I need to have a bit more of a play with before I share my creations… but I will share the Stampin’ Up! video on my Facebook page this coming week. They look AWESOME!

But, I thought that although this stamp set is designed for watercolour, really it’s designed for colouring, and what other fun colouring mediums do we have in the Stampin’ Up! inventory… Blends! Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers launched back in October, and people have gone NUTS for them! They are a fabulous introduction to colouring, with perfect blending and colours that coordinate with the inks, card stock and Designer Series Papers that you already own! How cool is that?!

The butterfly is coloured with just 4 markers; the Night of Navy Duo and the Pool Party Duo. Blends are sold either in pairs or individually, although you’ll want to buy them in pairs to get that perfect Blend!

Cute Butterfly Birthday Card using Beautiful Day from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is also taken from the Beautiful Day stamp set, and is stamped in Berry Burst onto a banner of Whisper White. I played around for ages trying to decide on how to attach it to my card, before I feel for staples (I love staples… actually, I love office supplies, but I’ll not scare you with my geeky stationary obsession today!)

Are you ready for 12 Days of Giftaways Day 5?! 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 December Card Kit!).

StampinByHannah Stampin' Up! 12 days of giftaways

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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Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator