Having a Whale of a Time | Facebook Live Replay

Hello,

So, I’ve actually managed to get a Facebook Live typed up on the same night! This week I thought we would make a fun card using the Whale of a Time bundle. This suite is so cute, and features some fabulous colour combinations.

Paper Pumpkin…

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin UK Box of Sunshine

This week Stampin’ Up! launched a new Paper Pumpkin box here in the UK. These don’t come around all that often, but when they do they are super special!

Paper Pumpkin is a fun box of craftiness, which is available all year round in The States, but we only get them as and when. This box was created by Sara Douglass, the Stampin’ Up! CEO, and is full of sunshine! It features 8 exclusive cards, and a cute little stamp set too!

You can grab yours, while stocks last, in my store today!

Facebook Live…

This week’s Facebook Live uses the fun Whale of a Time suite. This suite includes the lovely Whale Done stamp set, coordinating punch, Brightly coloured Designer Series Paper, sequins and pretty ribbon.

For all this stamp set looks a bit theme-y I can see loads of occasions that the stamps, and papers, could work for. How about sending a cute Thanks card, or a thinking of you, Birthdays, or just because.

Cute fish Thank you card using Whale of a Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The whale stamp is inked in Pool Party, with a hint of Pretty Peacock added along the top edge with a sponge dauber. I love that this stamp has a coordinating punch too.

Cute fish Thank you card using Whale of a Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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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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Blossoms in Bloom | Facebook Live Replay

Hello! Each week on a Wednesday evening I go Live over on my Facebook page. We have heaps of fun, and I try to share a fun technique or feature a different stamp set each week. This week I thought we would play with Blossoms in Bloom; a stamp set I bought, but hadn’t inked at all!

Before we get going, just a few reminders

Bonus Days;

Every time you shop, and spend £45 with Stampin’ Up! in July, you will earn a voucher to spend in August! I LOVE this offer, and its super handy when we still have huge wish lists from the Annual catalogue and the August-December Mini is just around the corner!

Remember when you shop with me to use the Code Club Code too, and you’ll receive a bonus gift from me in August too!

August-December Mini Catalogue;

Stampin' Up! August-December Mini Catalogue 2020

Speaking of the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue, you can order your FREE copy on my dedicated Catalogue Order Page. If you’ve shopped with me in the last 12 months, I already have a catalogue with your name on!

Stash Builder Club;

StampinByHannah Stash Builder Club Stampin' Up!

Quick mention of my Stash Builder Club. This fun monthly club allows you to spread the cost of your crafting. Club lasts 6 months and costs £25 (plus postage), you get to chose £25 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies each month, and will receive some extra bonuses from me, including a £15 free spend one month during the 6 month club!

To sign up, complete the form on THIS page.

Facebook Live;

This weeks Facebook Live features the very pretty Blossoms in Bloom stamp set. This fabulous set is super easy to stamp, and creates lovely simple floral cards.

Check out the video;

Birthday Card using Blossoms in Bloom from Stampin' Up! Facebook Live with StampinByHannah
Quick and simple Thank you card using Blossoms in Bloom from Stampin' Up!
Simple Stamping with Blossoms in Bloom from Stampin' Up!

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New Catalogue coming soon…. Order your copy today!

The New August-December Mini Catalogue is right around the corner…. this catalogue is jam packed with fabulous festive stamp sets, spooky Designer Series Paper, and some hidden all occasions jems too!

Want a copy?

Just fill in the form below, and I’ll be popping them in the post nearer the end of July

Mini Catalogue Order Form…

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Ink blending | Facebook Live Replay

So, this week’s Facebook Live is totally inspired by a card I made at a team virtual crafty retreat last weekend. I haven’t done Ink Blending for ages, and its a technique I really love, so I thought I would share it with you today.

Bonus Days

Just before we get to the video, I just want to let you know about Bonus Days! Every time you shop this month, and spend £45 (or multiples of £45) you earn vouchers to spend next month! AND, you know what happens next month? The new August-December Mini catalogue launches, SO you could get a bunch of fun Christmas crafty goodies for free! Isn’t that cool?!

Ink Blending

Today’s card was inspired by a card by Martin Stone, who shared this fun Ink Blending technique with the team over the weekend.

Check out the Facebook Live video below to see how it was made. Just a quick warning, I did have some technical difficulties in this video, in actual fact it was two separate Lives but I have stitched them together for the YouTube version.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #073 | Fancy Fold

Hello! Gosh, I didn’t mean to miss Inspire.Create.Challenge a fortnight ago, but if you saw my Facebook Live last week you’ll know that I might have broken my wrist! As it turns out now, I don’t think it is broken (they didn’t X-ray me at the time), but two weeks in a splint has definitely been worth it because now it’s feel much better.

Anyway, this week’s challenge is Fancy Fold. And once again I sat and stared at the challenge image for ages! I set these challenges, they are all my fault, but when it comes around to actually making something my brain switches off!

But, a fancy fold card I did make! I love this style of card, it’s one I use fairly often for birthdays and special occasions.

Playing with Patterns Z Fold happy Birthday card using Stampin' Up! Playful Alphabet dies with StampinByHannah

Fancy Fold Measurements;

This fun Z fold is so easy to create;

Night of Navy card stock; 14.8 x 21 cm, Scored on the long side at 4.5 and 10.5 cm

Whisper White card stock; 4 x 14.4 cm, 6 x 14.4 cm, and 10 x 14.4cm

Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper; 3.5 x 13.8 cm, 5 x 13.8 cm, and 5 x 13.8 cm

The circles are taken from the Layering Circles dies, and Stitched Shapes dies. I really like that stitched edge, it just adds a nice finishing touch to a boring circle!

Z fold card using Playing with Patterns from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment is in two parts. The stamp is from Well Said, where the die cut letters are part of the same suite as the Designer Series Paper; Playing with Patterns. I love this die set, Playful Alphabet, it’s got some handy duplicate letters too! Personally, I would recommend the new Adhesive sheets with them though, as they can be a bit fiddly to stick down!

I would LOVE it if you would pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog, the Design Team have made some fabulous Fancy Folds to inspire you. Also, you can add your own creations to the blog post there too!

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Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper Swap Card

I took part in a virtual retreat this weekend. With the dreaded virus, the usual in person event had to be cancelled, but instead of missing a year, we chose to take it online instead! I made more projects than I have in months, and had great fun!

One of the best parts of in person Stampin’ Up! events is project swaps, and so we did the same… just sent them in the post instead!

Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper swap card using Stampin' Up! Forever Fern with StampinByHannah

I chose to take part in the Designer Series Paper swap this time, and so had to make cards with paper as the main focus.

This card was really simple to put together, but looks really complicated. I cut the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper to 14.8 x 13.5 cm, so it was the same height as my card base, but a little wider. Then scored the paper on the right hand side at 3cm, and folded it back and put a spot of adhesive where I was going to add my sentiment label.

The card is finished with a die cut leaf from the Forever Flourishing dies, a label from the Painted Labels dies, and sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set.

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Lovely You Facebook Live, Code Club, Bonus Days | Catch Up!

Hello!

Goodness, so there are a few things to catch you up on, and then I’ve got a fun Facebook Live and Lovely You inspiration at the end of this post…

July Code Club

This months code club code is;

NKNQWHHS

Add this code at check out to earn a gift from me next month. You can find all the details about Code Club HERE if you’ve not seen it before.

Bonus Days

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days

I love this promotion, Stampin’ Up! have run it for the past few years at this time. Bonus days give you even more! So, shop this month, and earn a voucher for every £45 you spend. Then, next month you’ll have £4.50 (or multiple thereof) to spend on the new August-December Mini Catalogue, which is jam packed with heaps of fun Christmas bits!

Facebook Live

I am really enjoying my weekly Facebook Live’s. The idea is that I go live on my Facebook page at 19:30 every Wednesday evening. However, yesterday was an awful day (I’ll tell you more in the video below), and so I bumped it to Thursday.

This week I thought we would have fun with the Lovely You stamp set and punch bundle and so have 3 cute cards to share along with the video.

Just Because card using Lovely You from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
Layered Stamping using Lovely You from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
Missing you card using Lovely You from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #071 | Ornately Green Thanks

Time for another Inspire.Create.Challenge, and this week its a sketch. I do love a sketch challenge, and usually I aim to change some aspect. But this week, I’ve kept things simple, and let the beautiful Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper do all the talking.

Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper Thank you card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

I am not usually a green person, but I realised at the weekend that I’ve been using a lot of green recently. I think it’s mainly because both of the packs of Designer Series Paper in my collection are both floral / leafy prints, and this has led me to create green cards.

Pretty Green Thanks Card using Ornate Garden from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper has several pieces with gold foiling, and I love this simple Old Olive and Gold colour combination.

Please pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog and see what the other members of the Design Team have been creating based on the sketch, and add your own projects to!

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