InspireINK Blog Hop | cute and simple box with Peaceful Poppies

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Hello! Welcome to the InspireINK Blog Hop this month. We have some fabulous 3D inspiration for you this time, and while 3D isn’t my speciality, I thought this the perfect opportunity to make a fun box and use up some of my collection of Designer Series Paper!

Peaceful Poppies box using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper with StampinByHannah

This very simple box is so easy to make, and uses one sheet of A4 card stock.

Measurements;

Card stock – Poppy Parade – 8-1/4 x 10-3/8″ (20 x 26 cm)

Score on the long side at – 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2, 10, and 10-3/8″ (6, 12, 18, 24, 25 cm)

Score on the short side at – 3/8, 2-7/8, 5-3/8, and 7-7/8″ (1, 7, 13, and 19 cm)

Please note to keep the measurements easy, the metric box is slightly smaller

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper – 5 pieces that are 2-1/4 x 2-1/4″ (5.5 x 5.5 cm)

Quick and Easy DIY Box using Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper with StampinByHannah

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Happy Birthday card with Bloom and Grow

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Goodness me, January is busy for Birthdays! Luckily, this means I had plenty of opportunity to make a card for this months InspireINK blog hop and the January theme of Birthday!

Happy Birthday Card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card was inspired by one in the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue. Did you know that the catalogue is jam packed with ideas and inspiration, it’s so much more than just a list of stamps! Anyway, I needed a nice Happy Birthday card for my Aunt’s birthday last week, and this card was just special enough that it was perfect!

It uses the Bloom and Grow stamp set and coordinating dies from the Annual Catalogue, along with the Country Floral 3D Embossing folder on a base of Coastal Cabana card stock.

The floral sprays in this stamp set are so pretty, I had a tough time deciding which one to use if I’m honest. However, I picked this large one in the end and stamped it four times. Twice in Versamark to heat emboss in gold, and twice in Memento Black to colour with Stampin’ Blends. There is no fancy colouring here, just basic colouring, but I think it looks awesome!

Detailed Floral Birthday Card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The floral sprays were coloured with the Blackberry Bliss duo (although I think my light marker might need replacing, it looks a bit light here!), along with the light Shaded Spruce and Dark Pool Party Blends.

The sentiment is taken from the Painted Poppies stamps set that I think is now a permanent feature of my desk, I just cannot put it away!

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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.

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InspireINK – Enjoy Today with Magnolia Lane

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Hey folks! I’m back blog hopping with the lovely InspireINK girls today. I had a little break in May while I had my baby, but I’m back and loving this month’s challenge. I’ve been playing with the Good Morning Magnolia bundle a fair bit over the past few weeks in preparation for my July events, and so the suite was out on my desk when I came to make this card (which might well have been yesterday afternoon… oops!)

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You guys know how much I love a sketch, and as usual I had a bit of a play around with the elements on this one. So things have changed shape and size a bit… but there are still 3 elements on the card!

Enjoy Today Card using Magnolia Lane from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Magnolia Lane suite is a big one in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, with lots of coordinating products and even a sort of mini suite to match! Here I’ve stuck to just the Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper and Good Morning Magnolia bundle, and added a few other bits I think go well.

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I’ve pulled colours out of the Designer Series Paper for this card, so everything coordinates. The card base, stamped flower and Rhinestone Gems are all in Petal Pink, while the other elements are Whisper White, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso.

The banner element has been transformed into a Stitched Nested Label, because I just cannot get enough of these dies at the moment! and the label is also embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder for some extra texture and dimension!

Enjoy Today Layered Card using Good Morning Magnolia from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The card also has a couple of die cut leaves from the coordinating Magnolia Memories dies, and is finished with some loops of Linen Thread and a trio of those Rhinestone Gems!

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InspireINK | A Card for a Special Lady…

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This month’s InspireINK blog hop is dedicated to those special ladies, whether that’s you mum (seeing as Mother’s Day is fast approaching), your best friend, Avon lady, or the woman in the post office!

I decided to keep my card a little generic, rather than explicitly Mothers Day, but you could really easily add a different sentiment to make it suitable for what ever the occasion

Mothers Day card using Time for Tea from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I have been trying to use some of my recently unloved stamp sets. It’s so easy to get carried away with the newest stamps on our shelves, but its really not fair to the others for them to be left out… so this card uses the Time for Tea bundle from the Annual catalogue.

I’ve used the 2-step stamping technique here to create those pretty leaves. The outline stamp was stamped first in Mossy Meadow, then the solid image added after in Mossy Meadow stamped off first. Then, the leaves are die cut using the coordinating dies too!

From me to you card using Time for tea from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The other elements are also take from the Time for Tea bundle, except for that stitched circle (that’s from the Stitched Shapes Framelits… one of my MUST HAVE products!)

I’ve finished this card with a trio of Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons.

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Autumn Ombre with Timeless Tidings

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

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This month’s InspireINK theme was chosen by the wonderful woman behind InspireINK; Sam Roberts! Sam chose the theme of Autumn…. which first made me think of leaves (don’t have any stamps of leaves really), and then being cold (not the best idea for the start of a card), and then of colours; rich yellows, oranges and reds of the leaves as they change and fall from the trees.

This thought then led me to ombre…. and some silhouette stamping, and so this card was born!

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

The focus of this card is that background, which looks like it would be really complicated to do but actually is fairly simple. The trick is a Sponge Brayer; and a stack of ink colours!

I have shared video’s of how to use a Sponge Brayer before, but really all you need to do it ink up the brayer (evenly, which can be the tricky bit) and then gently roll the sponge back and forward across the card stock to transfer the ink. Start at the lightest colour and work your way darker, and only use a little ink at a time to prevent harsh lines.

The colours blended on this card are: Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

Once the ombre effect was complete; I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment and the tree from Timeless Tidings in Memento ink.

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Stitched All Around Embossed Anniversary Card

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Thanks so much for stopping by here at StampinByHannah today, I LOVE taking part in the InspireINK blog hops with some of my Stampin’ Sisters. Today the very lovely Sally Shaw has picked our theme; Embossed Anniversary!

This is quite timely for me with my 3rd Wedding Anniversary in a couple of weeks time, I will share the card I make for my husband once he has actually seen it so today’s card is a bit of a twist on the theme. It does feature embossing, but the sentiment isn’t quite anniversary, can you forgive me for that? This card would make a really lovely card for an anniversary though, you’d just need to change the sentiment.

Embossing with cutting dies using the Stitched All Around Bundle from Stampin' Up!

This card uses the fabulous Stitched All Around Bundle, which has a lovely mix of cutting and embossing dies, as well as some really pretty stamps, and I am more than a little in love with that label piece!

To create the background I first stamped a piece of Gray Granite card stock with Gray Granite ink. Then I ran it through the Big Shot with the background die from the set. This die isn’t designed to cut at all, instead it embosses and it works really really well with the new Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Embossing Mats and the following Big Shot Sandwich;

  • Big Shot Platform,
  • Cutting Mat, Die (with the embossing edge facing upwards),
  • card stock,
  • THIN blue embossing mat
  • white impressions pad.

I do have a video on my YouTube channel showing this sandwich if you want to check it out.

Embossed Best Wishes card using Stitched All Around from Stampin' Up!

The circle piece is actually 3 dies layered together, with the heart and smaller circle embossed, before the outer circle was die cut. The card is completed with a heat embossed sentiment on a label cut from Merry Merlot card stock, and a trio of Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Do hop along to check out the other Embossed Anniversary card creations, and I hope to see you again!

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InspireInk Blog Hop | Creating a fabulous BIG Birthday Card…

Big Birthday Card using Happy Birthday Thinlit from Stampin' Up! for the InspireINK blog Hop

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Ok, so this month’s InspireINK blog hop theme was Milestone Birthdays… and while I love a good milestone, I don’t have ANY in my family or friends this year. I think that the next person to celebrate a birthday in our family will be 34 (or maybe 35…. I can’t remember!). Anyway…. I sort of changed Milestone for BIG…. and so this card was created…

Monotone Mint Birthday Card using the Sequin Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up!

I haven’t used Happy Birthday Thinlit die in a while… but I am so glad it’s carried forward into the new Annual Catalogue, it just makes some really simple, but really effective birthday cards. Here I’ve die cut it 4 times; 3 time from Very Vanilla card stock, and once from a piece of Mint Macaron card stock that I had added some ink blending to. I have to add that I did pop some Multi-purpose Adhesive Sheet onto the back of the card stock before I die cut it… just makes stacking these die cuts SO much easier!

Mint Macaron Sequin Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! products

I put a heap of sequins into one of my recent Stampin’ Up! orders…. I LOVE sequins on cards, and self-adhesive ones are just fantastic! Then I remembered that I had grabbed the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder to an order a while ago, and hadn’t used it (I know, it’s shocking isn’t it!) and so I ripped the plastic off it, and ran it through my Big Shot…. for a completely Sequined card!

I can’t wait to see what the other girls in the InspireINK team have created for this challenge…. why not hop along with me and find out!

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InspireInk | Fun with Lift Me Up from Stampin’ Up!

Bright and Bold Congratulations Card with Balloons using Lift Me Up from Stampin' Up!

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Oh dear…. I totally dropped the ball in May, I’m usually super organised when it comes to my blog, but this past month I have managed to miss several blog hops that I LOVE taking part in… and I almost missed this one too! It actually should have been last weekend, but I think we all felt May… and so it’s the first weekend of June instead!

This month’s Theme was set by the ever gorgeous Sam Roberts…. and boy did she give us a challenge!

InspireInk Blog Hop cardmaking challenge theme FunFair Carnival

I cannot WAIT to see what the other ladies have made for this one! I spent hours thinking about this theme…. so long that I missed the original deadline! But… creating bold and bright projects for my In-Colour week brought me inspiration, and this card arrived on my desk!

How to make a bright and fun congratulations card with a hot air balloon using Lift Me Up from Stampin' Up!

I haven’t taken the Lift Me Up Stamp Set off the shelf in AGES… and I had forgotten how much I love it! It has the cutest coordinating die set, Up and Away thinlits.

This card is SO bright, thanks mainly to that fun Pineapple Punch card base. The other colours on this card are; Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade.

Fun Congratulations card using Lift Me Up from Stampin' Up!

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