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!

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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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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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Inspire.Create.Challenge 063 | Card with Movement

Oh here we go again, setting myself a challenge that I have no idea what I was thinking when I set it! I mean, Movement, what was I thinking here?! Anyway, I’ve come up with a simple but effective card that would be heaps of fun for a children’s birthday, of maybe the big kid in your life

Happy Birthday card using Bonanza Buddies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This cute card is 4 x 4″, in Crushed Curry. I love a different sized card, and this size is great for a thinking of your note, or maybe a fun addition to a lunchbox or a suitcase.

The Bonanza Buddies stamp set is so super cute. I couldn’t resist the lovely Lion stamp, which is actually 3 stamps; one for the body and face, one for the mane and a third for his facial expression. Stamps like this are so fun as you can change the colour of each element and make him different each time.

Here the Lion’s body is stamped directly onto the card in Crushed Curry. I also stamped the body onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock to allow me to die cut his face separately. His mane is Pumpkin Pie and then is expression is in Memento Black. The Face and Mane were adhered to each other using a Dimensional, before being stuck to a concertina of card stock which gives the movement.

These are really simple to create. A strip of card stock 1 cm wide, scored at 1 cm intervals, and folded backwards and forwards.

Cute Moving Card using Bonanza Buddies from Stampin' Up! for Inspire.Create.Challenge with StampinByHannah

This card is finished with a scattering of sequins from the Sale-a-bration Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequin Pack which is currently FREE with a £45 order

What some more Moving Inspiration? Pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out the other Design Team creations, and enter your own makes too.

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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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Inspire.Create.Challenges 061 | Birthday Bonanza Colour challenge!

Oh dear! It’s another one of those colour challenges that I wonder what I was thinking when I set it! However, I’m rather pleased with my creation in the end, so maybe it’s not all that bad!

Birthday Bonanza Birthday Card for Inspire.Create.Challenge with Stampin' Up! products and StampinByHannah

This week’s Colour challenge is to use; Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo and Pretty Peacock.

I just love Pretty Peacock, so much that I’ve recently painted my dining room wall in a very similar colour. Here I’ve used Pretty Peacock as the card base, with tone on tone stamping to add a little something extra!

Cute Birthday Card using a Puffin using Birthday Bonanza from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Puffin is stamped in Early Espresso with a Flirty Flamingo beak. This cute dude is from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set, and has coordinating dies too! I bought this stamp set with Niamh in mind, but I do think I’m going to get more use out of it that I first thought!

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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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Pootlers Team Blog Hop | Happy Birthday with Peaceful Poppies

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Welcome to the Poolers Team Blog Hop! I have to admit to being a bit of a last minute larry this time (in fact, I wrote this blog post after the deadline! oops!)

Peaceful Poppies Happy Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! products for the Pootlers Team Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

When I first saw the catalogue last month I knew that the Peaceful Poppies Suite was at the very top of my list. The Designer Series Paper alone for me is an absolute winner! It’s that pretty watercolour, floral that Stampin’ Up! do SO well, with a strong theme of Blackberry Bliss, a colour I just cannot resist!

This card was the very first thing I made with it too! A Blackberry Bliss card base, layered with a piece of that gorgeous paper, and then added to with a couple of die cuts, a sentiment and a scattering of sequins! Just the sort of card that makes my heart happy.

Floral Happy Birthday card using Peaceful Poppies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

As usual with the Pootlers Blog Hop, we have a mountain of inspiration for you, all using new goodies from the new Mini Catalogue or Sale-a-bration. Check out the 31 fabulous blogs by clicking the images below (Please note there are so many ladies taking part that the links are split over two pages!)

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