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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Whale of a time Card for the Global Design Project

Hello! So, I’ve been trying to spend a little more time in my craft room recently, which I have to say, isn’t difficult as it’s been a much under used space in my house in 2020. Crafting has always been my escape, and I’ve really needed that recently, but have really struggled to find anything to create. So I turned to an old faithful; the Global Design Project, and used their challenge for this week as my starting point.

This week’s challenge is to use a card by one of their Design Team members as inspiration. The card was stunning, and I chose to take the card layout; basically using the card as a sketch for a new one.

Love card using Whale of a Time and Whale Done from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I’ve been really enjoying the current selection of Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up! and the Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper is no exception. For all this paper is a little more ‘theme-y’ that I would normally select, the patterns actually translate really well in small sections and aren’t all too fish-y. There are two separate pieces of the Designer Series Paper on this card; a small strip, and a 2″ punched circle.

I’m also really enjoying adding textures to my projects at the moment, and this card has a panel of embossed card stock using the coordinating Embossing Folder, as well as a piece of ribbon. When I’m embossing white cardstock, I tend to use the Thick Whisper White, just because it is slightly heavier than the standard and therefore gives a really crisp embossed finish.

Cute Love Whale Card using Whale Done from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The stamped Whale comes from the matching Whale Done stamp set. To get the ombre coloured effect I inked the stamp in Pool Party ink, and then added a hint of Shaded Spruce ink using a sponge.

This card is finished with a die cut seaweed from the Smooth Sailing dies.

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Curvy Celebrations Blog Hop with the Pootlers!

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and to the Pootlers Team Curvy Celebrations Blog Hop!

I LOVE being a part of this team, we have such fun together. This past week we’ve taken part in a Curvy Celebrations focused event, and so I thought that we should share some of our Curvy creations with you. I’m having a great time creating with the Quite Curvy bundle, and can’t wait to show you even more inspiration!

Once you’ve checked out my project, scroll to the bottom of this post for links to heaps more inspirational crafty projects using the Curvy Celebrations products.

This card was inspired by my very talented friend Verity, who made a really lovely card using the leaf stamp and a blue ink. I am still very much enjoying Misty Moonlight, and so this card was born!

The leave boarder stamp is stamped onto Fluid 100 watercolour paper and heat embossed in White, before I watercoloured the image with Misty Moonlight. I love this technique, but I know it can be a bit intimidating, do let me know if you’d like a Facebook Live tutorial on how I do it.

The Designer Series Paper is taken from the 2020-2022 In Colour stack, and I die cut the edge to add an extra detail. The paper is also layered over some more stamping, and the rough cut sentiment piece.

I almost left this card at that, but it just didn’t feel complete. So, I went hunting through my embellishment stash and came up with these pretty wooden leaves, and In Colour enamel dots.

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Hello! Long time no see!

Oh dear, I’ve done it again haven’t I?! Dropped the ball on crafting and blogging… I have good reason, in that I am now 38 weeks pregnant, and so the last couple of months have been taken up with preparing for the new baby, finishing work, and just generally trying to stay awake!

This of course means that my blog and Stampin’ Up! have taken a bit of a back seat, and I’m not promising any regular content for the time being (although I do hope to get on Facebook Live at some point this week). However, I am still here, and my online store is still very much open.

What have we missed?

Well, there are currently 2 fabulous offers on with Stampin’ Up!

Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin

I’m sure you are by now familiar with these occasional kit offerings we get from Stampin’ Up! This time we get a fun Christmas themed box of goodies to make 8 stunning Christmas Cards, along with a lovely Photopolymer stamp set that you can use for years to come.

As usual Paper Pumpkin kits are while stocks last, but include all of the goodies you need to make the project (with the exception of a clear block), and so are a great way to craft quickly, or on the go.

While I’m talking about Paper Pumpkin, the last kit we had… you remember the Box of Sunshine one… is now available on the Clearance rack at 25% off!

Curvy Celebration Bundles!

Ok, so the other offer from Stampin’ Up! is the fabulous set of bundles, which is part Christmas and part early release from the January-June catalogue!

This is a two stamp set, die set and Designer Series Paper combination, with one of the stamps and papers being Christmas themed. However, its the Quite Curvy Stamp set and coordinating Curvy Dies that I am absolutely loving at the moment and I think are an absolute must have!

On Saturday this week I have a blog post going live as part of a team Blog Hop showcasing heaps of inspiration using these fab goodies, so do check back then for more!

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Christmas Gleaming Facebook Live Replay

Oh gosh, sorry this blog post is a bit later than usual. This past week my pregnancy tiredness has kicked back in and I’ve struggled to do much in the evenings. We spent yesterday at a birthday party, and then have had lunch out today, so this is the first real chance I’ve had to sit down and blog.

This week’s Facebook Live was so much fun! We created a fun card using Christmas Gleaming. I love this set, its a great mix of traditional Christmas but with a modern twist, and I was so pleased that it’s come back for another year! I’ve also got a fun Kit Class using it… more on that in a minute!

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

One of the things I love about this set is how versatile it is. It looks great just simply stamped, or you can take it one step further with a wash of watercolour, or some heat embossing, and there are images in there that are lovely coloured with Stampin’ Blends too!

Christmas Gleaming Kit Class…

I’ve not released one of these for a while, but I love doing kits and classes! One of my goals for the next 12 months is to do things that I really enjoy, particularly when it come to Stampin’ Up! and that includes Facebook Lives and Online Classes. I would LOVE to be able to say these are going to be super regular, but its more likely that they will be alternative months, or when I find a stamp set that I really LOVE and can’t put down.

This kit class though is so much fun! I’ve designed 6 exclusive cards, using Christmas Gleaming, that you will only see if you grab this class!

The Kit includes:

  • Christmas Gleaming Stamp set
  • A Quarter Pack of the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper
  • 6 card bases, envelopes and layers you need to create the projects
  • A complete set of instructions
  • and a special gift from me to you!

This class costs £25, plus £3.50 for postage, and is available in the UK. I will also be releasing the PDF instructions for sale in a few weeks if you live in the rest of the world.

To sign up for class, just complete the form below, before the 16th September 2020.

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Cute Trimming the Town card using Stampin’ Blends | Facebook Live Replay

This week’s the Stampin’ Up! August-December Mini Catalogue went Live, and I thought I would share a card using some of the new goodies on this week’s Facebook Live!

Quick note… Facebook Lives are now every THURSDAY at 7PM (UK time). I’ve moved them to fit in better with my husband, as he pops out to the club on a Thursday evening and so I’m not taking away time from him. Hope to see you there this week

I can see heaps of uses for this stamp set outside of Christmas, new home cards or we’re moving notes, maybe a fun kids birthday card, or even just thinking of you. This is one of those stamp sets that is so versitile and I’m sure you’ll be using for years! Also, the dies that coordinate with it, also cute out some of the matching Designer Series Paper too. How awesome is that?

Cute house card using Trimming the Town from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah for Facebook Live

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Quick and easy notecards using Tasteful Touches from Stampin’ Up!

Hello!Well, I’ve got myself a bit behind again haven’t I! So, I’ve got a few blog posts coming out to you over the next week to catch up….

The first is this fun Facebook Live replay, making a set of quick and easy notecards featuring Tasteful Touches. I am loving this stamp set, after having a bit of a play with it at a recent virtual retreat.

Tasteful Touches Notecards using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah Facebook Live

There are 3 quick and easy cards here, all using ink blending (a technique I can’t get enough of right now!), and then I thought it would be nice to package them into a notecard set. Stampin’ Up! make these fabulous acetate boxes that are perfectly sized to hold up to about 6 cards and envelopes. They are great for a quick gift, or even if you were to sell bundles of cards at craft fairs.

Here, to jazz the box up a little, I’ve added a band of In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and added a die cut and some stamping.

Quick and Easy Notecards…

You can check out all the cards below, but here is the Facebook Live Replay;

You Are So Special Ink Blended card using Tasteful Touches from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
Ink Blended notecard using Tasteful Touches from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
You Are The Best ink blended card using Just Jade and Tasteful Touches from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Which card is your favourite?

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New Stampin’ Up! Joining Offer | Pick a FREE Bundle!

Stampin' Up! Pick a FREE bundle offer

Hello!

Just a very quick post from me this afternoon to talk about the new Stampin’ Up! joining offer!
The new catalogue went live last week, and with that Stampin’ Up! have also launched this fabulous joining offer.

Becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is a great decision at any time of year, but it makes SO much sense at catalogue launch times because you can get so many of the new goodies at a fabulous discount!

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The Starter kit is £99 but includes £130 of catalogue products of your choice, but during June you can also add one of the new bundles for FREE! (which could save you up to £55!). Once you’re a demonstrator there is no requirement to do anything (although, you could!), but you get at least 20% off your purchases while you remain part of the team, along with a load of other benefits too!

You can find out more about joining Stampin’ Up! HERE, or on my Joining FAQ page.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 065 | Hello Honey Bee

This week at Inspire.Create.Challenge we have a fabulous sketch challenge, I can’t wait to see what you all create with it. I love a sketch challenge, but right now, with so much going on having a sketch as a creative jumping off point can be really handy.

Hello Honey Bee quick and simple card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

I have been really enjoying the Honey Bee bundle recently, particularly as it matches the Golden Honey Speciality Designer Series Paper which is FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration!

Sale-a-bration ends at the end of this month, and there are still a heap of fabulous bargains to be had.

Quick and Simple Honey Bee card using Golden Honey DSP from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I’ve purposely kept this card simple this week, partly because its a simple sketch, by mostly because I just love that Bee stamp and wanted to give it the space it deserves.

Please pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out what the Design Team have created using the sketch. While you’re there, we would LOVE you to share your makes with us too!

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