Just Add Ink 442 | Beautiful Promenade

Before I get into this week’s Just Add Ink card (yes, I would LOVE to do this challenge every week…. we’ll see how that goes!) I just wanted to say a massive Thanks to the Design Team who picked my card from last week as their winner!

Just Add Ink 442 Sketch Challenge cardmaking rubber stamping

This week’s challenge is a fun sketch, and the Design Team have made some fabulous cards which really do show off how different cards can be, even when they all have the same basic layout.

Pretty handmade Valentines card using Beautiful Promenade from Stampin' Up! for Just Add Ink with StampinByHannah

Last week I had a bit of a tidy up of my craft room. It’s incredible how quickly craft rooms descend into a completely disastrous mess isn’t it?! I’ve been in my new room now for about 6 weeks and it already needed a dig out. Anyway, I pulled out some of my sets of dies that I haven’t used for ages, and put them next to my desk so I wouldn’t forget about them again. I’m, sadly, one of those people who needs to see things to remember to use them. I’d be no good with one of though pretty craft rooms where everything lives in a cupboard!

This card uses the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and coordinate Beautiful Layers thinlits, and the stitched shapes framelit circles, because I can’t make a card without them!

Beautiful Promenade Stamp Set Valentines Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

There is a stitched circle behind the pretty die cut centre piece, although my camera hasn’t picked it up awfully well (I’m still playing with the new photography set up!).

This card also uses the very pretty Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets, which are FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration. Now, I know that these aren’t available in all markets because they have been SO popular… but at the time of writing you can still get them in the UK!

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Facebook Live | Colour Your Season August Exclusive

How to do ink blending with Stampin' Up! Inks

StampinByHannah Facebook Live Colour Your Season August Exclusive

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I LOVE doing my Facebook Live’s… I try to do one every other Sunday, but I missed a fortnight ago and so moved it to last weekend, so you’ve had 2 this week (You lucky people!). This week I thought I would share what I have been making with the Blended Seasons Bundle. This fabulous stamp and die bundle is EXCLUSIVELY available in August, and it’s while stocks last too, so Grab it while you can!

Pretty Autumn Miss you card using Blended Seasons from Stampin' Up!

As usual I made a few cards on this week’s Facebook Live…. not that they all went to plan! Check out the video for all of the details…

This stamp set is one of those that I can see me using for years… there are some really useful sentiments, pretty images, and don’t get me started on those dies! There are 3 label dies in the collection, that cut some really lovely stitched details.

I will be sending everyone who spends more than £45 in my webstore this month a FREE PDF Class download using this fun Colour Your Season bundle too!

Colour Your Season Ink Blended Thank you Card using Stampin' Up! products

This second card was where things started to go a little awry! It has some pretty details with some embossing and ink blending… How pretty is that Balmy Blue colour?!

Window cut out card using Blended Seasons from Stampin' Up!

The 3rd and final card is a little bit special…. with a die cut window, some sparkly watercolour and a surprise inside!

You can get the Colour Your Season Stamp and die bundle, and the second set of watercolour pencils over on my webstore, click the images below for all the details…

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Go for Greece | Pretty Floral card with Abstract Impressions

Fun Floral Thank You card using Springtime Impressions from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Go for Greece Pretty Floral card with Abstract Impressions

Go for Greece Blog Hop

Oh Man! I cannot believe I managed to miss this blog hop last month! May totally killed me…. I’m blaming the settling in period of this new job, but really I think it just slipped my mind. It’s ok though because I’m back this month, and I have new goodies to share with you to!

Tomorrow I’m sharing the goodies I got in my first Annual Catalogue order with the lovely people who have subscribed to my weekly Stampin’ Inspiration emails, but I’ll give you a little sneaky peak….

Create a fun floral card using dies and Abstract Impressions from Stampin' Up!

Last week the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team made some awesome card with the new Abstract Impressions bundle…. and I took inspiration from a few of their creations in the making of this one. My video tutorial on Friday also uses this fab bundle, for a really cool technique!

I LOVE the bundles in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue… Did you know, that if you buy a bundle you save 10% over buying the stamps and dies separately? I think that is totally awesome. So far I have collected a fair few of the bundles in the new catalogue, and I am sure that there will be some more finding a space in my craft room shortly too!

Fun Floral Thank You card using Springtime Impressions from Stampin' Up!

This pretty floral card also uses one of my favourite new colours; Lovely Lipstick is one of the 2018-2020 In Colours. These colours only stick around for 2 years, before they are retired and replaced. This helps to keep the Stampin’ Up! colour line really fresh and on trend…. but this colour has quickly become a true favourite, and I just KNOW that I’ll be stocking up on card stock and re-inkers soon!

The large corner die from the Springtime Impressions dies (part of that bundle!) was cut from a piece of Very Vanilla card stock that I had popped some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back off. Once it was cut I added colour using Stampin’ Sponges for this fun effect.

Go for Greece Blog Hop pretty floral card using Abstract Impressions from Stampin' Up!

The background is stamped in Blushing Bride, and then I have added some details in Gold…. oh and that pretty Heat Embossed sentiment too!

Check out the creations of some of the other ladies in the Go for Greece group below….

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Go for Greece Blog Hop | Picture Perfect Birthday Card

How to create a fun birthday card using Picture Perfect Birthday from Stampin' Up!

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Go for Greece Blog Hop

Oh man, I am SO excited for today’s blog hop! I have been taking part in more and more blogging events recently, with Inspire.Create.Challenge every other week, plus Kylie’s blog highlights once a month and the InspireINK blog hop. But, today’s event is even more special! I have joined with a fabulous group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world, all of whom are working towards the Stampin’ Up! 2019 incentive trip to Greece.

How to create a fun birthday card using Picture Perfect Birthday from Stampin' Up!

This birthday card was inspired by the recent Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. This fabulous group of super talented woman are just inspiring, and I just LOVE the projects they produce each and every month.

I made this card for one of my Stampin’ Besties’ for her Birthday last week. It uses the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and coordinating Picture Perfect Party, which will also be the StampinByHannah Stamp of the Month for April. I had heaps of fun creating this one, and I might just have had a proper play with my new Stamparatus too! This fabulous new Stamp Positioning Tool (coming in June!) just makes lining up those two step stamped images just so easy!

How to create a fun birthday card using Picture Perfect Birthday from Stampin' Up!

This card features lots of lovely layers (my current crafting addition!)… with a corner of ink blending in Berry Burst with a hint of stamping over the top, Designer Series Paper and a heat Embossed Sentiment.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge | Petal Palette Congratulations Card

Pretty Congratulations card with bird using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

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This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous sketch… and it’s super special because in addition to the usual, and very talented, Design Team we also have the Gorgeous Kylie Bertucci hopping with us too! Do pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to check out everyone’s creations AND to add your own!

Inspire.Create.Challenge Sketch

I have a couple of cards for this challenge, I’ll post the first one today, and the keep watching for more inspiration coming at the weekend!

How to make a fun congratulations card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

I had heaps of fun with this one! I’ve been playing a lot with layering recently, and I’ve been playing again here. That bottom cluster has stamping, die cutting and ink blending! But it all works together, as all the products coordinate AND the limited colour palette.

This past few weeks I’ve been having heaps of fun pulling out different colour combinations, and this is no exception! I cannot wait to see what you make with this sketch… don’t forget to add your entry to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog

Create an ink blended congratulations card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

This fabulous bundle, Petal Palette, might be my most used item from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue. It makes beautiful cards really simply with lots of coordinating stamps and dies, PLUS detail dies that just add that special something to your project!

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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

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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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Its Here …. The 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue

Free copy of the Stampin' Up! catalogue UK

oh yes! I am so excited, the day has finally arrived – the Annual Catalogue is now live!

Click on the image of the front of the catalogue to see and download a PDF of the catalogue, or if you want a physical copy I still have a couple left – you can order one HERE

Free copy of the Stampin' Up! catalogue UK

There are heaps of exciting things about this catalogue…. the new stamps, Designer Series papers, the selection of ribbons, more embellishments, dies and punches. I can’t pick my favourites, there are just too many. Can you pick yours?

With the launch of the new catalogue I just want to quickly mention a couple of super exciting things that are happening:

  • There are extra Stampin’ Rewards on Party orders over £300 in June; contact me for more information about booking a party; either in person or online
  • The Starter Kit is the best deal…. Choose £130 worth of brand new goodies, pay just £99 and become a part of something awesome! As a part of Stampin’ Up! you get a discount on all your purchases of at least 20%, get support, inspiration and friendship. For more information about becoming a part of Stampin’ Up! Click HERE
  • I have changed the way I reward my customers. From now on when you order through me you will be sent an email inviting you into my brand new VIP Facebook group with inspiration, games and live videos! You will also receive a bundle of tutorials as well as a hand made card in the post.
  • Have you checked out my Code Club … use the Code (you can find it in the VIP Facebook group on in the side bar of this blog) when you order for Free goodies from me! I send these with your hand made card at the start of the following month

Right, I’ll stop waffling for now and let you get on with shopping!


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Global Design Project #074 | Special Reason for a Sketch

Global Design Project 074 Sketch challenge Special Reason Love Card using Stampin' Up! products

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Yes, once again I am playing along with the Global Design Project. I like to get these onto my blog during the first half of the week normally, but this week my scheduling went a bit peculiar and so here we are on a Thursday! This weeks Global Design Project Challenge is a sketch, and a lovely sketch it is too…

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I am having great fun at the moment playing with the Special Reason bundle … so much so that it is my current Online Card Class! Yay! I have altered the sketch a little, in that I needed to change the shape of the bottom of the banner, but otherwise I have kept fairly true to sketch (unusual for me!)

Once I had cut and shaped the banner, using the Triple Banner Punch, I used one of the dies from the Stylish Stems die set (bundled with Special Reason) to cut this pretty flower. This set of dies is special… it cuts the inside shape of the flower, leaving it inside the cardstock. So, I then cut it again in Pool Party and used the out-line die to cut out the flower. To adhere the two together I sponged the middle of the back of the Pool Party flower with Tombow to give me a bit of wiggle room and allowing me to get both flowers perfectly lined up!

Global Design Project 074 Wedding Love Congratulations Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

The stripy background is a regular feature of a GDP sketch,  and I almost re-created it with ink… but I had a lovely delivery of Designer Series Paper this week, and so went with polka dots instead. The Pool Party Designer Series Paper is taken from the Subtles Designer Series Paper stack, a mountain of paper in four generic prints; dots, stripes, script and floral – very pretty. The only other colour here is Tip Top Taupe for the heart and the sentiment.

Global Design Project Love Card using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Special Reason

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop project using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

Pootles Stampin' Up! Team Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Wow I am so proud of all the girls this month. As you may know I organise and run this blog hop, and we hop as a team to celebrate the launch of a new Stampin’ Up! catalogue. We haven’t hopped since September last year, and with the start of the year being so busy I wasn’t expecting to have such a big hop…. well these girls are awesome, we have 20 lovely ladies sharing their projects with you today. Check out the end of this blog post to find a list of all the ladies and links to their blogs, please check them out and leave them some comment love!

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop project using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I thought I would challenge myself to use a stamp and die set that I haven’t spent much time with, but also to use a new (to me) colour combination. So I grabbed the Special Reason stamp and die bundle, and the colours Night of Navy, Emerald Envy and Crushed Curry for this card.

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop Spring Summer Catalogue using Special Reason from Stampin' Up! UK

I have added an extra stamp set in here, I recently found a home in my craft room for Touches of Texture, but I hadn’t had chance to use it either. So I’ve added a splatter of Crushed Curry, behind the die cuts and sentiment.

Before I go, I would also love to remind you that we are in the middle of Sale-a-bration! and so can get a FREE Sale-a-bration item everytime you spend £45 in a single order, and if you grabbed everything I used to make this card you would get to pick TWO freebies! Yay!

I hope you have enjoyed this project, now please do click on to the see the other projects in our blog hop!

Sam Hammond Donald

Jill Chapman

Lynn Ellis

Anna Sposato

Lisa Emslie

Laurie Jennings

Heidi Smith

Justyna Cieslinska

Jerim Dickens

Fiona Whitehead

Hannah McCurley —- YOU ARE HERE

Jillian Selwood

Keila Carver

Dee Copus-Read

Anna Krol

Helen Griffin

Karen Taylor

Angelina Clark


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Men’s Cards | Nailed It!

Men's birthday card using Nailed It from Stampin' Up! UK

My goodness, yesterday was busy here on the blog. I was at work, and my phone would not stop buzzing, took me til after teatime to get to work out what was going on…. turns out that THIS CARD I posted last week had won the Global Design Project Challenge for last week. I am totally stunned! I am hoping to get a card made for the challenge this week, but its not going to be today

Guys Birthday Card using Nailed It Bundle from Stampin' Up! UK

I will of course admit that this card is CASE’d from the insanely talented Rochelle Blok from Australia.

I made this card for my father-in-law’s birthday back in December. He is always a challenge to make a card for, not only because he is a man, but he also has quite specific interests – he’s a VW car enthusiast, classic campervan’s in particular, but we don’t have anything like that in the catalogue, so I have to revert to ‘manly’ stamps! Except when I spotted this stamp and die bundle in the catalogue, I immediately thought of David!

Men's birthday card using Nailed It from Stampin' Up! UK

The ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment is taken from the Sale-a-bration stamp set Designer Tee. You can get this for FREE when you spend £45, or you buy the Nailed It bundle in wood-mount!

The card itself is fairly simple. The hammer and saw are stamped in Basic Grey, and coloured using the fabulous new Watercolour Pencils, and the back ground is the new Hexagon Embossing Folder.


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