Inspire.Create.Challenge 057 | Christmas Time Fancy Fold

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is Fancy Folds! I LOVE a fancy fold project, and cannot wait to see what everyone creates…. particularly as I’m in a bit of a creative rut at the moment, and could really do with a fast injection of inspiration to make my Christmas Cards!

Oh Christmas Tree Fancy Fold card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

I love this Fancy Fold, it’s super simple to create and always impresses people when I gift it! I suppose it’s a sort of Z fold, and its really easy to jazz up to!

Measurements;

Card base; 14.8 x 21 cm, scored at 4.5 and 10.5 cm

Whisper White layers; 14.3 x 4 cm, 14.3 x 5.5 cm, and 14.3 x 10 cm

Designer Series Paper; 13.8 x 3.5 cm and 13.8 x 5 cm, plus a scrap for the inside

Fancy Fold Christmas Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Most Wonderful Time Suite is just stunning, and comes all together in one complete kit (you just need to add Card Stock and Ink!), and it makes really cute and quick cards.

I’ve also added a Stitched Oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies as a simple background for that lovely tree stamp.

Oh Christmas Tree Fancy Fold Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I finished the card with 5 of the self adhesive stars that comes in the Most Wonderful Time suite, and a simple sentiment

Check out the Inspire.Create Blog for more Fancy Fold inspiration and to add your own projects to our link up!

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Christmastime is Here!

Yes, apparently Christmas now officially starts on the 1st November… I even got a Christmas Cup in Costa Coffee yesterday!

Stampin' Up! Christmastime is here product suite

However, Christmastime is Here is also the name of the latest Collection from Stampin’ Up!

This pretty floral, Christmas suite is full of lovely images that I can see you using in the spring too. The full collection bundle includes not only the fabulous Christmas Rose stamp set and coordinating dies, but also the matching Designer Series Paper, Gold ribbon and shimmery enamel dots, as well as a stunning, exclusive bracelet too!

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This collection is a While Stocks Last opportunity, but can be included in a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit to make it the gift that keeps on giving!

There is so much product in this collection! But, not only can you buy the collection in full, but also the individual items are available too (unlike some of the recent Product Medleys) so you could just grab the Designer Series Paper or the Stamp Set.

Check out these fun samples from Stampin’ Up! for some inspiration and then check out (and shop) the full collection

HERE!

Wishing you the gifts of the season Christmas card using Christmastime is Here from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
Merry Christmas with Christmastime is Here from Stampin' Up! and StampinByHannah
Christmas Rose Peace and Joy Card using Christmastime is here from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Christmastime is Here!


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InspireINK Blog Hop | Back to Basics with Christmas Gleaming

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This months InspireINK Blog Hop has a fun Back to Basics theme. The lovely Dee tasked us all with creating a simple card using just one stamp set, one ink colour, and one punch! I love challenges like this, it really pushes my creativity, and makes me think outside the box a bit

Saying this, I’ve actually used a bundle that includes 2 punches…. but I’ve only used one on this card. So, I think that still counts, right?!

InspireINK Blog Hop Christmas is Gleaming Back to Basics Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

The Christmas Gleaming bundle is one of my favourites in this years Stampin’ Up! Christmas catalogue. It’s unusual in that its one stamp set and two punches, but it also has some GORGEOUS coordinating Designer Series Paper too!

Here I’ve used one of the stamps repeatedly, stamped off once, to create a fun background. Before stamping and punching the bauble, and stamping and fussy cutting the sentiment; all in Pretty Peacock ink.

Merry Christmas Card using Christmas Gleaming from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This simple card came together in a snap, and would be really easy to mass produce this year (particularly if you loaded up your Stamparatus with the stamps first!) and would look lovely in a whole heap of colours.

What some more inspiration on this rainy Saturday? Why not hop around these lovely blogs? Please leave some comment love as your on your travels too.

Hope you have a fabulously crafty weekend (I’m off to the Spa!) and I hope to see you again soon…

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Beauty and Joy Team Swap Card

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Yes, I’ve finally managed to get around to blogging an actual creative project! This might well be card you’ve seen before, particularly if you received a copy of the Autumn Winter Catalogue from me in September, or if you took part in a recent team card swap.

Beauty and Joy Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Beauty and Joy is one of those stamp sets in the catalogue that you might have accidentally skipped over. There are always a few hidden jems, and this one was so hidden that I didn’t remember ordering it! However, I’m so glad I did because its a really fun set to use. It features a collection of different pots and plants that covers a variety of seasons and occasions, and there are loads of looks you can create by mixing and matching different leaves, pots, stems and accessories too!

Here the tree leaves are stamped in Shaded Spruce (Stamped off once), with an Early Espresso trunk, Real Red berries and a Soft Suede basket pot.

A Joyful Christmas Card using Beauty and Joy from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I also couldn’t resist pairing this stamp set with some of my current favourite dies; these are the Stitched Nested Labels and they are so versatile they never seem to get put away!

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Brightly Gleaming

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Welcome to the Pootlers Team Blog Hop! I am so proud to organise this fabulous group of ladies into this blog hop, they have made a heap of fantastic projects so please check them out at the end of this post.

Merry Christmas with Brightly Gleaming from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I’ve been struggling with my crafty mojo recently thanks to a bit of Post-Natal Anxiety (just one of the many joys of motherhood!)but I couldn’t NOT add a project into this blog hop! I’ve used the Brightly Gleaming suite for this card. This suite is up there with my favourite’s of all time, that Designer Series Paper alone is just stunning!

Brightly Gleaming Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products for the Poolters Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

The baubles are from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set (that comes bundled with 2 punches!), and are stamped on Watercolour Paper in Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy. Then I used an Aqua-Painted to pull the colour, for this pretty watercolour effect.

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

I finished with this card with a panel of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, some loop of Mossy Meadow twine from the Magnolia Lane suite, and a trio of Rhinestones

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 052 | Most Wonderful Colour Challenge!

I’ve had a few weeks off from Inspire.Create, but after a fabulous team retreat at the weekend I’ve got some of my creative mojo back, and the baby has gone to sleep early so I’ve actually got time to write a blog post!

This fortnight’s challenge is a colour one… and its a bit bright! But I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with it. Don’t forget to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog to see the rest of the Design Team’s work and to add your own projects too

Inspire.Create.Challenge 052 Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge

I haven’t managed to craft much over the summer, and my Autumn Winter catalogue order has sat in my craft room pretty un-loved. However, I knew I wanted to dip into this new crafty stash for this weeks challenge.

Most Wonderful Time Christmas Present Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Now, I know that Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape don’t sound very Christmas-y, I do LOVE a non-traditional Christmas colour palette, and I think this one works rather well!

Christmas Present Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley contains everything you need to create a heap of Christmas cards; stamp set and coordinating dies, heaps of Designer Series Paper, ribbon and sticker embellishments too! I’ll be working with this one all month ready for a very special class in October!

Non traditional Christmas Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

These 3 present stamps are actually one stamp, and the dies cut them out to be separate! The ribbons are then another stamp, which is how I have created these multi-coloured images. So, each set of presents was stamped 3 times; once in each colour, and then the ribbons added before die cutting. I wasn’t planning on adding all the die cuts to this one card, but the arranged themselves like this on my desk and I couldn’t resist!

What will you create with this fun colour combo? Don’t forget to share your creations over on the Inspire.Create blog!

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Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue!

Hey folks! oh my gosh, we are already into September. I have to start by apologising for the lack of posts and inspiration from me for the last month. I haven’t been very well following the birth of my daughter in May, and it came to a head at the end of July. However, I’ve started some treatment and am feeling much better, but my crafty mojo hasn’t quite returned yet.

BUT, the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter catalogue launched on Wednesday and I’m sure that my creativity will be back soon!

This Autumn Winter catalogue is one of my favourite Christmas ones for a few years. There are 8 fun suites, mixing Christmas, New Year, Winter, Autumn and Halloween… there really is something for everyone here.

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If you want a physical copy, pop over and use my Request a Catalogue form and I’ll get one in the post to you as soon as I can.

I’ve also still got my Designer Series Paper shares available. They cost £25 and include a sample of every piece of DSP in the new catalogue. You can find all the details HERE!

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Christmas in July | Sparkly Dashing Deer Card

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Hey folks! One last Christmas card from me today (well, until September when the new Christmas Catalogue launches anyway!), and I’ve been playing with Dashing Deer again!

Sparkly Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card is all about the layers, with an embossed panel, Stitched nested Labels and that super sparkly Dashing Deer!

How to make a Sparkly Christmas card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The deer was die cut from Crumb Cake card stock, and then painted with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to create this fun sparkly Dashing Deer. This paint dries super quickly; it was dry by the time I’d adhered the rest of the layers together!

Remembering You card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week of Christmas cards in the middle of July! and maybe inspired you to make a start on this years cards early

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Christmas in July | Merry Christmas with First Frost

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Hey folks! So, after a couple of blog posts of other bits and pieces, I’m back with another Christmas in July card! I LOVE the First Frost stamp set, and although it’s in with the Christmas stamps in the catalogue I totally use it all year around. Today I do have a Christmas Card using it, but how pretty would this be for a Birthday, or Just Because?

Merry Christmas with First Frost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I always prefer less traditional colours at Christmas. I mean, I don’t mind Red and Green, but I’m always pulled more towards cooler colours; blues and silver. So, the colours here are Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock, Granny Apply Green and Flirty Flamingo.

How to make a non traditional Christmas card using First Frost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment is taken from another Stamp set; Merry Christmas to All and the coordinating Merry Christmas Dies.

Merry Christmas with First Frost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Merry is die cut from Silver Foil Paper, and then the stamp is in Pretty Peacock.

Pretty Peacock is one of this years Brand New In Colours, and I am in LOVE with it! I’ve re-opened sign ups for my 2019-2021 In Colour Club, but will close it again on Sunday night, CLICK HERE to find out more and join in!

Stampin' Up! In Colour Club 2019-2021 with StampinByHannah

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Christmas in July | Merry Christmas to All

Hey folks! So it’s day 2 of this years Christmas in July and the card I’m sharing today is one of my favourite makes in AGES and it uses the Merry Christmas to all stamp set!

Seasons Greetings hand stamped Christmas card using Merry Christmas to all from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

There are only 2 stamps at work here; the sentiment and that pretty label stamp. The background was created by just repeat stamping the sentiment over and over down the card in Gray Granite ink. You could totally use your Stamparatus for this, but I’ve hand stamped it. Hand stamping repeatedly like this isn’t difficult, but it can take some time, particularly if your trying to make it all perfect. I wasn’t aiming for perfection however, as I prefer the slightly mess, bit wonky, imperfect look!

How to create a fun handstamped Christmas card using Merry Christmas to all from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment itself is stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla card stock in Memento Black ink, and then the label stamp added in Cherry Cobbler. This stamp set pairs with the Merry Christmas dies, and this label has a perfectly matching die.

To help make the sentiment really pop I’ve added a couple of layers behind it; a vellum Stitched Nested Label and a piece of the Very Vanilla Lace Trim.

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