Inspire.Create.Challenge #069 | Inspiration with Good Morning Magnolia

We’ve got a different sort of challenge happening over at Inspire.Create.Challenge for the next two weeks. Every now and again we are mixing this up with an inspiration challenge, and this time our inspirational card comes from the lovely Liz Yuille.

Liz’s card is actually a fun flip fold, but rather than go down the fancy fold card route today, I thought I’d take her layout to create something a little different.

Can you see how I’ve jumped from Liz’s cute ladybird card to this with Good Morning Magnolia?

Good Morning Magnolia Thanks Card for Inspire.Create.Challenge with Stampin' Up! and StampinByHannah

I haven’t used the 2019-2021 In Colours for ages, and with the new ones just around the corner, I thought it time to pull out one of these fab colours. So, this card is in Rococo Rose, overstamped with the large Magnolia stamp from Good Morning Magnolia in Basic Gray.

The centre panel is a piece of embossed Vellum. Now, I’m really sad about this embossing folder, its the Layering Leaves one, and it’s retiring at the end of this month! I have LOVED having this folder in my collection over the past few years, its been a real staple.

Pretty Thank you card using Good Morning Magnolia from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The rest of the card is pretty simple. A trio of little magnolia’s stamped in Basic Gray and die cut. They are coloured using Watercolour Pencils and a blender pen, for a hint of colour.

The sentiment is also from Good Morning Magnolia, and is heat embossed onto a scrap of Rococo Rose card stock.

The card is finished with a trio of pink jewels from the Nobel Peacock Rhinestones (also retiring)

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Stampin’ Up! 2020 Annual Catalogue!

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I just wanted to pop in and let you know that I’ve got a stack of 2020 catalogues … I’ve already got some with names on (if you’ve shopped with me in the last 12 months, they’ll be one on its way to you shortly!)

But if you want one, just pop your details in the form below and I’ll get one sent to you too!

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It’s Back! Welcome to the StampinByHannah Code Club!

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Gosh… I really wasn’t intending to have such a break from the Code Club, but with everything that’s been going on the past couple of months my day job has been crazy!

However, with the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue just around the corner, I decided that it’s time to either hang up my Stampin’ pinny… or stick a rocket somewhere and get blogging again! My decision was made for me, when a few weeks ago I found that one of my dearest Stampin’ friends has passed away from Covid-19. I can’t leave, I love this community far too much to leave it behind. So, I have a plan, and hopefully I can stick to it and get some lovely projects to you very soon!

Back to the Code Club!

So, each month I release a new code for you to enter when you checkout of my Online Store.

At the end of the month, each person who shops using that code will receive a cute little something from me. Sometimes it might be some product, some months you might get a sweet treat, and it will be different each month.

Before I go, please pop over to see this years Last Chance Products, and grab some of your favourite items before they leave us at the start of June.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #068 | So Grateful for Ornate Garden

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah. Today’s post is for the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog, where we have a fun sketch challenge this week. I love a good sketch, they really spark my creativity, and help me out when my crafty mojo has up’d and left (something that’s been happening to me a lot recently!). This week I thought I would use the Ornate Garden Suite, which arrived in my craft room last week and I hadn’t had chance to a play with.

So Grateful card using Ornate Garden from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This pretty suite is brand new, and a bit of a sneaky peak of the up-coming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. Ornate Garden contains two wonderful stamp sets, and two very handy die sets, an embossing folder, plus some lovely Designer Series Paper with Gold Foiling, ribbons and some Gilded Gems too.

Here I’ve used one of the Ornate Layers dies, over the Designer Series Paper to create a different background. Then finished with a lovely large sentiment which is perfect for the moment, an embossed circle of vellum, a dinky ribbon bow and one of those Gilded Gems.

Pretty card using a sketch and Ornate Garden from Stampin' Up! for Inspire.Create.Challenge with StampinByHannah

Check out the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to see the sketch and what the rest of the Design Team have been creating this week, PLUS add your own creations using the sketch as your starter.

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Stampin’ Up! Retiring List 2020

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Gosh, these come around quickly don’t they?! I can’t believe it’s almost time for the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, and so the Retiring List is now live

This is your final opportunity to grab some of your favourite goodies from this past years Annual Catalogue before they leave us on the 30th May.

There are some exciting changes coming in the new catalogue, including Blends in Combo packs rather than as individual markers, meaning that you’ll get both the Light and Dark variation of the pen which will allow you to blend tones and colour beautiful images effortlessly. There are also more packs of Designer Series Paper that come in 6 x6″ sizes, new stamp sets, new

So, what should you grab from the Retiring List?

All the Bundles are retiring (as they do each year) but some will carry over as stamps and dies as separate products. Remember that Bundles save you 10% so if there’s one you really like, now is the time.

The current selection of Designer Series Papers are also going. There are some really lovely prints, and so totally worth a look.

Also I would pop and look at the embellishments too, as there are some really handy bits and pieces that are leaving us, and I wouldn’t want you to miss out.

Where can I find these goodies?

Click the SHOP NOW link below. The full list can be found under Sales and Specials > Last-Chance Products. You can also see which items are retiring in the main shop as they are marked as ‘retiring soon’

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Just Because with Free as a Bird

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and the InspireINK blog hop for April 2020. This month, with everything that’s going on, we thought it time to take it back to basics and create some Just Because projects that you could send to your loved ones, a friend, or even a colleague to let them know they’re not alone.

Just Because card using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! for the InspireINK Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

Earlier this month I sent my mother in law this card, along with a bunch of printed photos of Niamh. I also made one for my mum, which I shared a week or so ago.

I love a simple card, one that you can whip up in a hurry and get it in the post, and while this one is coloured with Blends, it was made fairly quickly. The Free as a Bird stamp was stamped in Memento Black ink, and then coloured with Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Blends pens. I rarely use this “properly” and tend to just lay down flat colour rather than using lots of pens and blending, however if you had the time you could really go to town on this image.

Cute bird Just Because card using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The other reason I continue to love the Free as a Bird stamp set is the lovely background images. Those leaves, stamped in Pool Party ink on Pool Party card stock, just does something that makes my heart happy.

I finished this card with a sentiment from the Well Said Stamp set, keeping things simple so that it would travel well through the post.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #067 | Colour Challenge with Peaceful Poppies from Stampin’ Up!

Hello! Welcome to another Inspire.Create.Challenge. This time we have a fun colour challenge for you! Now, when I picked these colours I was totally inspired by the Peaceful Poppies suite from the January-June Mini Catalogue. These colours just make my heart happy, as does the suite.

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My favourite part of this suite is the Designer Series Paper, and the piece I’ve used today is one of those pieces I love so much I struggled to cut it! I’m glad I did though, because I love the card it made.

Thinking of you card using Peaceful Poppies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I’ve made a few ‘Thinking of you’ cards recently, particularly while we can’t see our family, I think it’s nice to get a little something heartfelt in the post. This card was stuffed with some baby photos and sent to my mum. I’ve done the same for my mother-in-law and I’ll be sharing that card later in the month.

Thinking of you hand made card using Peaceful Poppies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah for Inspire.Create.Challenge

My other favourite part of this suite is the dies. They are so pretty, with details like embossed edges, stitching and then this little boarder strip which just adds a great finishing touch.

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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.

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InspireINK Blog Hop | cute and simple box with Peaceful Poppies

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Hello! Welcome to the InspireINK Blog Hop this month. We have some fabulous 3D inspiration for you this time, and while 3D isn’t my speciality, I thought this the perfect opportunity to make a fun box and use up some of my collection of Designer Series Paper!

Peaceful Poppies box using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper with StampinByHannah

This very simple box is so easy to make, and uses one sheet of A4 card stock.

Measurements;

Card stock – Poppy Parade – 8-1/4 x 10-3/8″ (20 x 26 cm)

Score on the long side at – 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2, 10, and 10-3/8″ (6, 12, 18, 24, 25 cm)

Score on the short side at – 3/8, 2-7/8, 5-3/8, and 7-7/8″ (1, 7, 13, and 19 cm)

Please note to keep the measurements easy, the metric box is slightly smaller

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper – 5 pieces that are 2-1/4 x 2-1/4″ (5.5 x 5.5 cm)

Quick and Easy DIY Box using Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper with StampinByHannah

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