Two big Birthday Cards….

It’s a special day today for our family, its the day my husbands Great Nanny turns 100. Now, we would have dearly loved to be celebrating all together, but of course we can’t. I can, however provide her with two handmade birthday cards. So that is what I have done.

The first uses the brand new Pretty Perennials stamp set, and the coordinating dies. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set, a sweet floral stamp set that makes my heart happy. Here I’ve stamped it in Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Old Olive, and used the matching Perennial Petals dies to cut them out. I also added one of the more detailed dies to the large flower for a bit more interest.

The sentiment stamps are lovely in this stamp set too. Here I’ve stamped ‘Happy’ in Memento Black, and then heat embossed ‘birthday’ in white. The Designer Series Paper is called True Love, and is a lovely collection of black and white patterns and florals. The 100 is die cut using the Playful Alphabet from some retired Gold Glitter card stock.

I have a fun class coming in February using the Pretty Perennials bundle and the True Love Designer Series Paper, so do check back for that.

The second card uses both new Sale-a-bration goodies, as well as a retired gem. Now, I wouldn’t usually share a project that features a retired item, but I know so many people that have them (or similar) that I felt that I could.

This card uses the lovely Paper Blossoms Designer Series Paper which is currently available for free with a £45 spend.

The 100 is die cut from Petal Pink card stock, a colour which is featured in the Designer Series Paper, and layered over a vellum label cut from the Tasteful Labels dies.

This card is finished with the birthday sentiment, taken from Blossoms in Bloom.

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Time to Sale-a-brate Berry Blessings with the Pootlers Blog Hop!

Welcome to StampinByHannah and the first Pootlers Team Blog Hop of 2021! This time we’re sharing a heap of projects using the new Sale-a-bration gifts.

There are a bunch of really cool Stamp Sets and Designer Series Paper packs that you can currently receive for FREE with an order of over £45! How cool is that?!

Berry Blessings

I thought I would create with the Berry Blessings stamp set today. This stamp set comes with a pack of Designer Series Paper and so requires a £90 spend, BUT it also coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and punch bundle from the new Mini Catalogue!

Quick and simply card using Berry Blessings from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2021 with StampinByHannah

One of the reasons I love this stamp set (and Sweet Strawberry) is that you don’t need to get the markers out to colour the images… as they all have a outline stamp and then a filled stamp to colour the image!

This card uses Misty Moonlight for the card base and the blueberries, and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and sentiment.

Simple Stamping using Berry Blessings FREE during Sale-a-bration 2021 from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I couldn’t pass the opportunity to stamp with blueberries either… they are my daughters absolute favourite fruit, I think she’d eat them at every meal if she could!

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Are you ready for Sale-a-bration 2021?

As well as the launch of the new January-June Mini Catalogue, today also sees the start of Sale-a-bration 2021!

This year Sale-a-bration is a little shorter, running from today (5th January) through til the 28th February. However, there will be something special coming in the middle of the year too!

As usual there are 3 fabulous parts to Sale-a-bration…

Shop

Every time you spend £45 in a single order, you get to choose a fabulous free gift! If you order £90 in a single order, you can then choose either; 2 gifts, or a fabulous stamp and Designer Series paper bundle that coordinates with one of the stamp sets in the Mini Catalogue.

Host

Earn an extra EXCLUSIVE stamp set when you host a qualifying party, or place an order of over £275!

Join

This is my favourite part of Sale-a-bration! Become a part of Stampin’ Up! by joining a fabulously friendly crafty community, receive at least 20% of every Stampin’ Up! order you place, choose £130 worth of goodies and pay just £99 PLUS receive 5 packs of 6×6″ Designer Series Paper too!

You can find all the products and details in the Sale-a-bration brochure, available HERE!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #064 | The Gangs All Meer

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today. If you’re new around here, every other Wednesday I share a project for the Inspire.Create.Challenges Design Team. I would LOVE you to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out the other Design Team members creations, and maybe even share your own project with us too!

Inspire.Create.Challenge Colour Challenge Stampin' Up! Colour Combinbation idea

This time the Inspire.Create.Challenge is a very cool colour combination idea. So, we had to work with Night of Navy and Crumb cake, and then add a colour of our choice! Now, I would normally add a really bright colour to this, something like a Melon Mambo or Lovely Lipstick. But, when it came time for me to create something for this challenge, I also needed a card for my brothers birthday (and I didn’t think he would appreciate hot pink), so I added Seaside Spray for a tone on tone look

The Gangs All Meer Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration products with StampinByHannah

I’m loving these cute meerkats at the moment, and I think they make a really fun Birthday Card. Here they are stamped in Memento Black ink and then coloured in with a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend’s pen. The dots were hand drawn using the dark Night of Navy Blend too.

The Gangs All Meer is one of this years Sale-a-bration stamp sets, which means it is FREE with a £45 order!

Man's birthday card using The Gangs All Meer from Stampin' Up! for Inspire.Create.Challenge with StampinByHannah

The Happy Birthday sentiment is also taken from The Gangs All Meer, but the stamp is a longer sentiment. I selectively inked the stamp with Memento Ink so it simply said Happy Birthday for this card.

I would love you to pop over to Inspire.Create and I hope to see you again soon!

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TGIF Challenges | Happy Birthday with Honey Bee

This week’s TGIF Challenge is one that I think a LOT of people can relate their crafting too… its a theme challenge and they’ve picked ‘Happy Birthday’. I don’t know about you but I make WAY more Happy Birthday cards than anything else!

Happy Birthday card using Honey Bee from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This is one of those cards that magically appeared in my brain! Don’t you love it when that happens?! I was thinking about this weeks TGIF challenge whilst feeding my daughter, and my first thought was of inking this Designer Series Paper. This is the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration, but also coordinates with the Honey Bee stamp set (and matching dies!)

Cute Bee Birthday Card using Honey Bee from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I knew I wanted to use Coastal Cabana rather than a yellow, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to work with the Bee die cut, but I think it works. The flowers are so cute, and work so well formed into a wreath. They are adhered onto a scalloped circle of vellum using Tombow glue, which was a little tricky, but you only need such a tiny amount of glue.

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Home to Roost Birthday Card

So, today I thought I would share my final Sale-a-bration make of 2019… and James’ birthday card!

Home to Roost Birthday Card for Sale-a-bration using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Home to Roost is available for FREE when you spend £45 before Sunday night! I cannot believe that Sale-a-bration is so nearly over… however, that does mean that we are closer to the start of the new Annual Catalogue and something very exciting that launches on Monday!

Bright and fun guys birthday card using Home to Roost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

My top tip for guys cards is to keep things fairly simple. Here I stamped the Rooster onto Watercolour paper using Staz-on. I did use my Stamparatus for this to ensure a really deep, crisp, black image onto the bumpy paper.

Then, to add some texture I added some dots of Fine Tip Glue and let it dry really really well before watercolouring the piece in Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel and Real Red inks.

The other texture on the card is the embossed front using the hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, and then adding the watercoloured panel with dimentionals to a piece of Crushed Curry Card stock.

How to decorate the inside of a card using Home to Roost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I couldn’t not decorate the inside of this card (James always requests something special on the inside when I’m making a card for him to send!) and so I added some stamping and a strip of Crushed Curry card stock to finish.

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Four All Seasons Joy Fold Birthday Card

Hello! Can you believe we are almost at the end of Sale-a-bration 2019… in fact we only have another few days as the fabulous offers end on Sunday night!

To see what Sale-a-bration is all about check my earlier blog post HERE!

Today’s card is a card I made a few weeks ago for one of my Sister-in-Law’s birthdays. I needed something a little bit special, because with my current Baby Brain actually getting around to buying her a present didn’t happen (she did get a gift card though so she can treat herself to something), and so I reached for the very lovely Painted Seasons stamp set, Designer Series Paper and coordinating dies.

Joy Fold birthday card using Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I have been loving using these stamps and the Designer Series Paper which you can get as a bundle for FREE with a £90 order, and then the dies that match are just a must have!

This is a really easy Fancy fold card to put together. You can find all the measurements on THIS blog post from a couple of years ago.

Joy fold card using Painted Seasons from Stampin' Up! for Sale-a-bration 2019 with StampinByHannah

Then on the inside I made a little Designer Series Paper pocket to hold the gift card, simply by measuring the gift card and chopping a bit off the top. I did use a 2″ circle punch to notch the top of the pocket and make retrieving the gift a little easier too!

There isn’t a whole heap of stamping on this one really, as the paper says everything! But I did add a few succulents in coordinating Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party along with the Berry Burst Sentiment taken from Needle and Thread.

Don’t forget to check out the last few bits of Sale-a-bration goodness, or think about taking up that fabulous Joining Offer before its too late!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 039 | Bike Ride For You

You wouldn’t think I set these challenges… because this week had me totally stumped! Inspire.Create.Challenge 039 is a theme challenge, and the theme is pets!

Now, I do have a pet, the very lovely Freda the Cat, and if I had been super organised I would have made a fabulous scrapbook page, or a frame with her in, or something. However, as I mentioned on Monday, this past few weeks have left me a more than a little behind. So, I managed find the time and energy to make this project on Sunday… so reaching for the nearest stamp set featuring an animal!

Inspire.Create.Challege 039 Pet themed card using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

So, Bike Ride it is! This stamp set is so sweet, with that cute dog. The bike is stamped in Poppy Parade and Memento Black, while the dog is actually Crushed Curry and Blueberry Bushel! I just love 2-step stamping and this stamp set is perfect for this fun technique. The dog in particular is stamped using 3 separate stamps, they line up really easily, and it creates this really lovely multi-coloured stamped image too.

To you card using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The background is an embossed piece of Vellum. I have fallen back in love with dry embossing thanks to the very lovely Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder which is currently FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration AND has been confirmed as being carried forward into next years Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

The sentiment is actually taken from a Christmas stamp set, Merry Christmas to All, stamped in Memento Black ink to match the bike!

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Stock Updates, In Colour and Sale-a-bration!

Hey folks!

I have a few update for you today, and a couple of fun projects for you later in the week! This past week I didn’t post either here or over on my Facebook or Instagram pages, this is the first time I have missed a full week in ages, but there are a couple of reasons:

  1. I am 33 weeks pregnant (today!) and this past week I’ve just been exhausted.
  2. Last weekend, James and I took a lovely trip up to Newcastle to see Saturday Night Fever (which was AWESOME!) but it meant that I didn’t get any crafting time, this combined with the fact that I completely forgot about this trip earlier in the month when I was planning means that I had no content last week!
  3. I’m starting to slow down a little in preparation for our little arrival. I have 4 weeks of my day job left, and so that is my current priority, although I am still crafting when I can, and like I said I have 2 fun projects for you later in the week!

So, you can expect to still see inspiration and ideas from me, but not at my usual rate! I’m also a little behind on my Thank You cards and gifts too… but I WILL catch up before baby arrives!

Stock Updates…

I also wanted to let you know about a couple of stock updates.

Sale-a-bration Coordination…

We started the month with some fabulous die sets, a punch and stamp set that coordinate with the current Sale-a-bration offerings. However, they are While Stocks Last and already 2 have completely SOLD OUT! These are the dies that coordinate with the So Hoppy Together and Hello Cupcake stamp sets…

Items still available are…

Spring Summer Catalogue…

Stampin’ Up! have also given up advanced notice that there are a few sets of dies that are unlikely last the full length of the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue. Which means that the following sets are While Stocks Last…

Also, the Bunny Builder Punch is also approaching Sell Out!

In Colours…

This is a bit of an advanced warning, but as we approach the end of the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue in May we are also approaching that time of year where we have to say Goodbye to 5 of the In-Colours.

In-Colours are 5 in style colours that are added to the Stampin’ Up! colour palette each year, and last for 2 years. So the colours that are due to retire in May are:

  • Fresh Fig
  • Berry Burst
  • Powder Pink
  • Tranquil Tide
  • Lemon Lime Twist

This means that items using these colours are currently in quite high demand, particularly ink re-fills and card stock. These items usually sell out VERY quickly once the Retiring list is announced, So, if you want any of the items that use these colours grab them sooner rather than later!

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Sale-a-bration…

Sale-a-bration SHOP

There are only 2 weeks left of Sale-a-bration! That’s just 2 weeks left to earn your fabulous free goodies when you spend £45, or to get that gorgeous Craft and Carry Tote bag in your Starter Kit!

Find out all the information about Sale-a-bration HERE!

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Home to Roost | Sale-a-bration

This is another card I should have posted last week… and really its just a sneaky peak of the sort of project you can expect in my Email Newsletters.

I try and send an email out each week, it doesn’t always happen, but the intention is there! And I am trying super hard to get a creative project into every single one… I used to send exclusive video tutorials, but for the time being I’m sticking with PDF downloads while I get to grips with late pregnancy / early motherhood!

Home to Roost card using Sale-a-bration stamps from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card uses the oh so fun Home to Roost stamp set which is FREE during Sale-a-bration (while stocks last, until the end of March).

You can find out exactly how I put this card together by downloading my latest Email, and don’t miss out on other Email Exclusive projects by subscribing to my Email List HERE!

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