Inspire.Create.Challenge 057 | Christmas Time Fancy Fold

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is Fancy Folds! I LOVE a fancy fold project, and cannot wait to see what everyone creates…. particularly as I’m in a bit of a creative rut at the moment, and could really do with a fast injection of inspiration to make my Christmas Cards!

Oh Christmas Tree Fancy Fold card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

I love this Fancy Fold, it’s super simple to create and always impresses people when I gift it! I suppose it’s a sort of Z fold, and its really easy to jazz up to!

Measurements;

Card base; 14.8 x 21 cm, scored at 4.5 and 10.5 cm

Whisper White layers; 14.3 x 4 cm, 14.3 x 5.5 cm, and 14.3 x 10 cm

Designer Series Paper; 13.8 x 3.5 cm and 13.8 x 5 cm, plus a scrap for the inside

Fancy Fold Christmas Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Most Wonderful Time Suite is just stunning, and comes all together in one complete kit (you just need to add Card Stock and Ink!), and it makes really cute and quick cards.

I’ve also added a Stitched Oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies as a simple background for that lovely tree stamp.

Oh Christmas Tree Fancy Fold Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I finished the card with 5 of the self adhesive stars that comes in the Most Wonderful Time suite, and a simple sentiment

Check out the Inspire.Create Blog for more Fancy Fold inspiration and to add your own projects to our link up!

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Come Sail Away Anniversary Card…. and a make from James!

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Well, I’ve had a super busy few weeks settling back into my full time day job. But, as part of that I’m trying hard to get back into some creative me time, and that includes a spot of blogging.

It was our wedding anniversary back in August (yes, this card has been sat around waiting for me to write about it for a while!) and of course I HAD to make James a special card. He always steals some time in my craft room for our anniversary or my birthday, and so a bought card just isn’t an option! Saying this, an anniversary card for a guy is NOT the easiest make…. but it is made easier with a more masculine suite of products and so I pulled out Sailing Home.

Anniversary Card using Sailing Home from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Come Sail Away suite is obviously a bit nautical, which I think often works well for a man’s card, but also has a more masculine colour palette; Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.

I have also added Pretty Peacock to this, because I just cannot put this colour away at the moment, I just love it! (so much so I’ve just painted a wall in my kitchen a very similar shade!). The sentiment and compass are both stamped in Pretty Peacock, while I also added a watercolour wash to a square of Watercolour Paper too!

Pretty Peacock Come Sail Away card for a man's anniversary card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

The Sailing Home stamp set that coordinates with this fab suite also has a set of matching dies. So, I also added some die cut pieces of rope and a ships wheel, along with die cutting some of the stamped images from the stamp set. I adore this layered look, how about you?

James’ Card…

Like I said earlier, James also makes me a card for our anniversary. I think he’s done a pretty good job this time!

Simple Punched Butterfly Card using Stampin' Up! Products with StampinByHannah's husband!

He’s punched the butterflies from card stock using the Butterfly Duet punch and added the sentiment using the Well Said stamp set…. all in shades of purple (my favourite!)

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #055 | Bloom and Grow Thank you card

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So nice to see you this week, I’m trying to get back onto the blogging horse, and am aiming for 3 blog posts a week. I managed to blog twice last week, and I’m already writing this week a bit ahead of time so fingers crossed I can drop back into a routine!

Inspire.Create.Challenge colour challenge Night of Navy Old Olive Lovely Lipstick Blushing Bride Thank you card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun colour combination; Blushing Bride, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Old Olive. I almost took a Christmas-y twist on this one, but then I spotted Bloom and Grow on my stamp shelves and went floral instead!

The floral spray is heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then watercoloured with Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Old Olive. I’ve add a background wash in Blushing Bride, the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy and a trio of Night of Navy jems from the Noble Peacock suite to finish.

Watercolour thank you card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

All the watercolouring is done on the new Fluid 100 watercolour paper, available through Stampin’ Up! It’s SO nice, I love a bit of watercolouring and this paper is smoother than the previously stocked Watercolour Paper and so makes for such a nice finish.

Hop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to see the other Design Team’s creations and add your own using the fun colour combination too!

See you next time!

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Back to Basics with Christmas Gleaming

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This months InspireINK Blog Hop has a fun Back to Basics theme. The lovely Dee tasked us all with creating a simple card using just one stamp set, one ink colour, and one punch! I love challenges like this, it really pushes my creativity, and makes me think outside the box a bit

Saying this, I’ve actually used a bundle that includes 2 punches…. but I’ve only used one on this card. So, I think that still counts, right?!

InspireINK Blog Hop Christmas is Gleaming Back to Basics Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

The Christmas Gleaming bundle is one of my favourites in this years Stampin’ Up! Christmas catalogue. It’s unusual in that its one stamp set and two punches, but it also has some GORGEOUS coordinating Designer Series Paper too!

Here I’ve used one of the stamps repeatedly, stamped off once, to create a fun background. Before stamping and punching the bauble, and stamping and fussy cutting the sentiment; all in Pretty Peacock ink.

Merry Christmas Card using Christmas Gleaming from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This simple card came together in a snap, and would be really easy to mass produce this year (particularly if you loaded up your Stamparatus with the stamps first!) and would look lovely in a whole heap of colours.

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Hope you have a fabulously crafty weekend (I’m off to the Spa!) and I hope to see you again soon…

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Beauty and Joy Team Swap Card

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Yes, I’ve finally managed to get around to blogging an actual creative project! This might well be card you’ve seen before, particularly if you received a copy of the Autumn Winter Catalogue from me in September, or if you took part in a recent team card swap.

Beauty and Joy Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Beauty and Joy is one of those stamp sets in the catalogue that you might have accidentally skipped over. There are always a few hidden jems, and this one was so hidden that I didn’t remember ordering it! However, I’m so glad I did because its a really fun set to use. It features a collection of different pots and plants that covers a variety of seasons and occasions, and there are loads of looks you can create by mixing and matching different leaves, pots, stems and accessories too!

Here the tree leaves are stamped in Shaded Spruce (Stamped off once), with an Early Espresso trunk, Real Red berries and a Soft Suede basket pot.

A Joyful Christmas Card using Beauty and Joy from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I also couldn’t resist pairing this stamp set with some of my current favourite dies; these are the Stitched Nested Labels and they are so versatile they never seem to get put away!

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The 24 hour Stamp Sale!

Stampin' Up! 24 hour Stamp Sale

Yes, yes, your heard right… for the next 24 hours (that’s until 10:50PM on the 23rd) Stampin’ Up! are hosting a fabulous Stamp Sale with 15% off on selected stamps!

Isn’t that cool?!

There are HEAPS of stamps that are discounted, far too many for me to list here. So, pop over to my Online Store and click on the 24 Stamp Sale Banner Image.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 054 | Die Cutting with Gather Together

Oh dear, for all my crafty mojo is returning, the time I have to craft has completely disappeared!

However, I did manage to whip this card up in a flash over the weekend, all thanks to Stampin’ Up! now offering suites under one item number, meaning that I have a stack of goodies that all match! All I needed to do was pull the matching card stock and inks and this card was made in a flash!

Gather Together Wishing you well card for Inspire.Create.Challenge

This card uses the Come to Gather suite from the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue. I LOVE the colours in this suite, I have a bit of an obsession with Pretty Peacock which features heavily in the Designer Series Paper… but not on this card!

This card was made for this weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge which this time is a theme, and so the Design Team have made a whole heap of cards featuring Die Cutting.

Get Well Soon card using Come to Gather from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The pumpkins, stamped in Pear Pizzazz, are die cut using the coordinating dies. I LOVE that this pack of dies comes with duplicates, makes it super quick to die cut a bunch of images all at once.

Check out the rest of the Design Teams Die Cutting projects over on the Inspire.Create blog, and share your creations with us over there too!

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Brightly Gleaming

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Welcome to the Pootlers Team Blog Hop! I am so proud to organise this fabulous group of ladies into this blog hop, they have made a heap of fantastic projects so please check them out at the end of this post.

Merry Christmas with Brightly Gleaming from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I’ve been struggling with my crafty mojo recently thanks to a bit of Post-Natal Anxiety (just one of the many joys of motherhood!)but I couldn’t NOT add a project into this blog hop! I’ve used the Brightly Gleaming suite for this card. This suite is up there with my favourite’s of all time, that Designer Series Paper alone is just stunning!

Brightly Gleaming Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products for the Poolters Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

The baubles are from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set (that comes bundled with 2 punches!), and are stamped on Watercolour Paper in Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy. Then I used an Aqua-Painted to pull the colour, for this pretty watercolour effect.

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

I finished with this card with a panel of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, some loop of Mossy Meadow twine from the Magnolia Lane suite, and a trio of Rhinestones

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 052 | Most Wonderful Colour Challenge!

I’ve had a few weeks off from Inspire.Create, but after a fabulous team retreat at the weekend I’ve got some of my creative mojo back, and the baby has gone to sleep early so I’ve actually got time to write a blog post!

This fortnight’s challenge is a colour one… and its a bit bright! But I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with it. Don’t forget to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog to see the rest of the Design Team’s work and to add your own projects too

Inspire.Create.Challenge 052 Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge

I haven’t managed to craft much over the summer, and my Autumn Winter catalogue order has sat in my craft room pretty un-loved. However, I knew I wanted to dip into this new crafty stash for this weeks challenge.

Most Wonderful Time Christmas Present Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Now, I know that Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape don’t sound very Christmas-y, I do LOVE a non-traditional Christmas colour palette, and I think this one works rather well!

Christmas Present Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley contains everything you need to create a heap of Christmas cards; stamp set and coordinating dies, heaps of Designer Series Paper, ribbon and sticker embellishments too! I’ll be working with this one all month ready for a very special class in October!

Non traditional Christmas Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

These 3 present stamps are actually one stamp, and the dies cut them out to be separate! The ribbons are then another stamp, which is how I have created these multi-coloured images. So, each set of presents was stamped 3 times; once in each colour, and then the ribbons added before die cutting. I wasn’t planning on adding all the die cuts to this one card, but the arranged themselves like this on my desk and I couldn’t resist!

What will you create with this fun colour combo? Don’t forget to share your creations over on the Inspire.Create blog!

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Designer Series Paper Sale…

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale

Hey folks! Just wanted to pop in and let you know about the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper sale. The Sale runs throughout September and features some of the lovely Designer Series Papers from the Annual Catalogue.

Buy 3 packs of paper during September and choose a 4th pack for FREE! How cool is that?! There are HEAPS of ways to use Designer Series Paper; from cards to boxes, gift bags and even to wrap a small gift. I LOVE the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, the quality is suburb, it folds without cracking and the patterns are just stunning!

Designer Series Paper Sale

Sale runs from now to the 30th September and of course you can add anything from the new Autumn Winter catalogue to your order at the same time too!

Want to check out my Autumn Winter Designer Series Paper shares? Check them HERE!

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