Inspire.Create.Challenge 088 | Cardmaking Inspiration using Tasteful Touches

So, today’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is to use a card by the lovely Jo Blackman as inspiration. Jo’s card uses some fabulous pieces of Designer Series Paper, but I’m currently in a ‘need a quick card in a hurry’ phase of crafting, and so instead of cutting all that paper, I found some paper with a similar printed effect instead!

Quick and simple card using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Again I’ve reached for In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, which I am so happy to see is staying with us into the new catalogue! I am loving all the textures in this paper at the moment and I think it makes some really interesting projects

Inspire.Create.Challenge card using In Good Taste DSP from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment is from Tasteful Touches, and is die cut from the coordinating Tasteful Labels dies

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #087 | In Good Taste

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah! I’ve been a bit quiet recently. I had all the good intentions at the start of March to get back into regular content, but then it all went a bit strange, and my craft room was forgotten for a few weeks.

However, I was a little bit organised, and already had this card made ready for this week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge, so yay for me 3 weeks ago!

This weekends challenge is a sketch, and I love what the rest of the Design Team have created with it. Do pop over to the Inspire.Create blog to check them out and leave them all some love.

I’ve pulled out the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper for this one, I just love the textures. However, when I checked the inventory on this on Friday it was low in stock, and retiring, so do be quick if you don’t want to miss it!

The Tasteful Touches however, and the coordinating Tasteful Labels dies are both carrying forward to the new catalogue! Yay!

I’m not usually madly keen on fussy cutting, but I couldn’t resist cutting that flower… and then the sentiment just sort of happened to! It took a little while, but I totally think it was worth it this time!

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Stampin' Up! Retiring List 2021

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah. I just wanted to pop a super quick post on this afternoon to let you know that the Stampin’ Up! retiring list has gone live this week as we prepare for the start of the 2021 Annual Catalogue!

I had meant to share this before, but I’ve had a little hiccup with my online store. So, check the list, or the Stampin’ Up! website and then let me know if you want to order anything 🙂

Thanks for your continued support

and I will be back on Sunday morning with another card post for Inspire.Create.Challenge!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #087 | Fun with Brushed Blooms

Do you ever buy a stamp set, and then are so intimidated by it that it sits unused? Brushed Blooms is one of those stamp sets for me; I absolutely love the painted effect florals, and brush strokes, but could I find a way to use it? Nope! So, I took this weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge as an excuse to get it inky, and I really like the result.

I have to admit that I also did a fair bit of Pinterest scrolling before making this card too, and so there is some other external inspiration.

The colour combination here is really classic; Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Basic White. So pretty! and the card was really simple and quick to put together.

I am loving using those Stitched Rectangle at the moment and so they had to make an appearance on this card too.

The theme this time for Inspire.Create is Anything Goes! So, why not hope over and add your latest creation for us to see!

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Pretty Perennial Card Class in the Post!

Hello!

So, I had intended for this class to be with you all by now, but February was a bit of a write off in my craft room and Stampin’ Up! experienced some shipping delays and so I decided to hold off for a few weeks before releasing this one.

I have been having a fabulous time playing with the Pretty Perennials Bundle, and have a fun class of 8 cards for you this month.

There are 3 different class kits availabe;

Stamp and Die Bundle; includes the stamps, dies and the complete card kit. As well as a special treat, and this months Code Club gift too! – £45

Stamps only; includes the stamp set and the complete card it, and a special treat! – £24

Kit only; just the card kit. – £15

This months kit includes card stock to make 8 cards and layers, 1/4 pack of the True Love Designer Series Paper, Basic Rhinestones and a 1/4 pack of the Misty Moonlight ribbon.

The cards all use the 2020-2022 In Colours; Bumblebee, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Magenta Madness and Cinnamon Cider, as well as Black. These are available to purchase seperately.

Class also includes PDF download instructions and an exclusive video tutorial.

To book your place, email StampinByHannah[at]outlook.com.

Payments take via Paypal and an invoice will be sent when you book. Your place will not be confirmed until payment has been received.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #084 | Ink Blended Thank You Card

Welcome to StampinByHannah today, I am always so grateful for your visit. Today it’s time for another Inspire.Create.Challenge, and this week we have a fabulous colour challenge for you all.

Stampin' Up! Valentines Colour combination for Inspire.Create.Challenge

I am often inspired by the colour combinations in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue, and this one was taken from the Valentines suite this year. Love You Always can be used for so much more than Valentines though, and I thought it a good time (on Valentines day) to give you a heap of inspiration with the suite that’s not totally loved up!

Pretty Ink Blended Thank You card using True Love Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I shared a couple of Ink Blended cards on Friday, and this card also used the Blending Brushes to create this pretty background. I took a piece of the True Love Designer Series Paper, and blended the two pink tones; Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose using the Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes.

This Designer Series Paper is so pretty! I love purely Black and White Designer Series Paper packs, just for this reason; being able to add your own colours and totally change the look and feel of it. It’s so fun!

Heat Embossed Thank you card using Heal your Heart from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration with StampinByHannah

The sentiment on this card is taken from the Heal You Heart Stamp Set which is currently FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration. I’ve heat embossed it onto a die cut piece of Vellum, and layered it over a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.

The card is finished with a trio of the Gilded Gems

Don’t forget to pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to see the rest of the Design Teams creations and to add your own makes using this lovely colour combination too!

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Ink Blending with Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes

If you’ve been here for a while you’ll know I love an inky technique, and as Stampin’ Up! have recently released their own Ink Blending Brushes I had to grab a set and have a go!

I’ve done Ink blending on the blog before, but always with a sponge, and while I like using a sponge for inky techniques, these new brushes make ink blending super easy.

The Blending Brushes are super soft, and so don’t leave those harsh lines that you can sometimes get with a sponge. I find that they blend colours together really well, particularly if you are using the same brush for two colours.

This first card blends Magenta Madness, Rich Razzleberry and Gray Granite, and I used the same brush for Magenta and Razzleberry. The stamp set here is So Much Love, and its a really pretty subtle floral that I head embossed onto the card stock before ink blending.

The sentiment and card base are both Gray Granite, and I think this really sets off the pinky/purple colours really well.

The dies I’ve used on both of these cards are the Stitched Rectangles dies. I find these so super handy, and the smaller dies are perfectly sized for loads of sentiments.

The Blending Brushes come in packs of 3, which I think is really handy as often 3 colours blended works really well. This second card I’ve blended Bumblebee, Granny Apply Green and Pool Party, for a really fun look.

The Blending Brushes are really easy to load with colour, just tap them onto your ink pads to pick up a little ink. I do tend to tap off once onto some scrap paper, but then its a simple case of using circle motions to sweep the ink onto the card stock. I should add, I do usually start off the card stock and work my way on with the colour, but this is probably just a habit from using sponges.

This card also uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. I just love this leaf stamp, it just adds the perfect level of something-ness to a background.

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Just For You Sweet Strawberry

The Sweet Strawberry stamp and punch bundle is one of my favourites from this years January-June Mini Catalogue. The stamp set includes both the outline images and solid stamps for strawberries, leaves and flowers, so you can quickly ‘colour in’ the images, with just a stamp!

The strawberries here were stamped in Stazon ink onto watercolour paper. Then I used the solid strawberry stamps to add the Poppy Parade colour. I did then spritz these with water, but to be honest I think you could have done away with that step as it doesn’t add a whole lot to the overall finished card (I just love watercolour effects!)

Sweet Strawberry Just for you card using Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Designer Series Paper on this card is FREE during Sale-a-bration when you spend £90, and it comes with another coordinating stamp set too! The Designer Series Paper includes images of fruit, florals and patterns, and is so fabulously versitile, it would even work for guy cards.

Quick Designer Series Paper card using Berry Blessings from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Do you have a card layout you keep coming back to? I certainly do, and this is one of them, with the Designer Series Paper folded back on one side so you can see both sides of the paper at once. I LOVE this one using the Coming Home Bundle, or THIS one using Forever Fern.

The strawberries were added with a punch circle on Vellum with Dimensionals, and then the sentiment was simply stamped in black ink.

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Die Cut background using Simply Succulents

Sometimes a card appears in your minds eye even before you’ve bought the stamp set or dies. This is one of those cards. I try to have a few card ideas in my head before I order a stamp set, so that I know that I can get plenty of use out of it. I don’t always manage control my heart, and some stamp sets just land in my craft room, but I try!

Die Cut Background using Simply Succulents and Potted Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Simply Succulents bundle includes this fabulous background die. However, it is sized for US card sizes, and so doesn’t quite fit the front of one of our UK cards. But I think I’ve managed to make it work here.

Before cutting this intricate die, I added a piece of Adhesive Sheet. This adds glue to the entire piece of card stock, and so makes it much easier to adhere to the card front. The ombre effect was super easy to create as well, using a piece of the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper which is free with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration.

Die cut thinking of you card using Simply Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Sentiment is taken from the Simply Succulent stamp set and die cut with another one of the Potted Succulents dies.

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Happy Birthday with Pretty Perennials and the Pootlers Team Blog Hop

Welcome to StampinByHannah and the second Pootlers team blog hop of 2021!

This time we are all sharing projects using goodies from the new Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalogue. I have a bit of a soft spot for a pretty floral stamp set, and so when I saw Pretty Perennials I knew it had to have a space on my craft room shelf!

Handstamped birthday card using Pretty Perennials from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Today’s card is pretty simple, I used the stamps to create my own Designer Series Paper, and then added a sentiment. The colour combination is so pretty, and not one I use often; Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, So Saffron, and Soft Seafoam.

quick and easy birthday card using Pretty Perennials from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment uses the Birthday stamp from the Pretty Perennials stamp set, but the ‘Happy’ is a die cut from the Well Written dies. I think these pair so perfectly together, what about you?

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