Pootlers Blop Hop | Welcome Autumn / Winter 2018!

Pretty Floral Christmas Card using First Frost from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Pootlers Blop Hop | Welcome Autumn / Winter 2018!

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Welcome to the Pootler’s Blog Hop! This time we are celebrating the launch of the 2018 Autumn Winter Catalogue… usually I get a sneaky peak of everyone’s projects as I coordinate the hop, but not this time, so I cannot WAIT to join you in hopping around everyone’s creations!

First Frost Christmas Card for the Pootlers Team Blog hop using Stampin' Up! products

My absolute favourite suite in this years Autumn Winter Catalogue is the Frosted Floral Suite… it’s a pretty mix of watercolour effect stamps, gorgeous colours and shimmery Designer Series Paper! Yes… I did say that right; Shimmery Designer Series Paper! and Yes, you NEED to see it in real life. So. Pretty!

The flowers and leaves are stamped in Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron; which match perfectly with the colours in the Designer Series paper… or they did until I turned the paper over to use the back side, but I love the Neutral coloured paper against the hand stamped flowers.

Non-traditional Christmas Card using First Frost from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is die cut using the coordinating die set and the card is completed with a splattering of Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

Check out what the rest of the Pootlers Blog Hop team have been making with the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue….

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Leadership Blog Hop | Team Events with Stampin’ up!

Stampin' Up! OnStage November 2018

StampinByHannah Leadership Blog Hop | Team Events with Stampin’ up!

Stampin Up Leadership Blog Hop

Welcome to the Leadership Blog Hop… we are a group  of 5 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who are currently working together to support our other Stampin’ Sisters (and brothers) while our Team Leader is away on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska!

I had heaps of ideas of what I could share with you today…. and then my day job took over this week, and actually getting something made in time provided a little too much. However, I still wanted to let you know about some of the fun things we do as Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators!

Stampin’ Up! Events…

Stampin' Up! OnStage November 2018

My favourite part of being a part of Stampin’ Up! is events…. of all kinds! Every 6 months Stampin’ Up! host a fabulous Demonstrator Exclusive event; OnStage! The next one is coming in November, but tickets go on sale next month. OnStage is SO much fun… we get to spend the day with hundreds of like-minded Demonstrators, get to see the next catalogue before anyone else, get to take home an exclusive bag full of products too!

Team Events…

BUT we also have team events! Our next team retreat is in September… and we have a jam packed weekend of crafting planned in a luxury hotel in Manchester! I am SO excited…. and more than a little nervous because I’ve managed to volunteer to present too! We also have heaps of Online events… with a busy Facebook group, videos, challenges and much more!

I’ll share the challenge I’ve set the team over on my Facebook Page next weekend…. Because if I share it with you now, it’ll spoil the surprise for them.

You can join in with our events by joining the team right now, and if you do Stampin’ Up! will thrown £63 worth of ink pads into your kit for FREE! How cool is that!

Thanks for joining me today; now hop on over to Heidi’s blog where I know she has a fun creative project for you!

Stampin Up Leadership Blog Hop - NEXT

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What to put in your Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit?

How to get free ink pads with Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah What to put in your Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit?

Stampin' Pad Family Joining Offer

During July Stampin’ Up! have THE most fabulous offer… The Starter Kit is ALWAYS the best deal in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. I mean, you get to pick £130 worth of stamping crafting goodies, and pay just £99…. and get FREE postage. But during July Stampin’ Up! are also allowing you to pick a pack of 10 ink pads to add to your kit for FREE… that means that your bumper Starter Kit is still just £99 but you get £193 worth of goodies! Isn’t that awesome!

What to put in your Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit?!

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I have a couple of suggestions for your Starter Kit today… this first one would be totally awesome if you’re a newer crafter… with 2 stamp sets and 2 fabulous punches, Designer Series Paper, card stock and much more.

But you really can put anything in your kit… What about choosing a Big Shot, and a bunch of dies to go with it, or a mountain of card stock for your wedding invitations, or maybe you want all the ink pads, or Stampin’ Blends…. It’s your kit, your way, your choice!

Or What about this Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit?

What to put in your Stampin' Up! Starter Kit!

Then… you need to choose which set of 10 ink pads…

Which set of Stampin' Up! Inks to add to your Stampin' Up! Starter Kit

What else comes in the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit?

Ok, so as well as your £130 worth of crafty goodies, AND your 10 free ink pads… Stampin’ Up! also throw in a heap of catalogues, order forms, and other bits and pieces to start a Stampin’ Up! business. Now, you don’t HAVE to run a business… you can grab a Starter Kit just for the kit, or to get the 20% discount (and more… I’ll come onto that properly in a moment!), or to share your love of crafting with your friends and family…. you don’t have to blog, or do videos, or run classes. It’s totally your choice!

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit also comes with a heap of benefits that you can’t see….

  • 20% discount on all your crafty purchases until at least the end of January 2019…. which could rise to 25% depending on activity
  • Autumn / Winter Pre-Order period that starts in August to give you a head start on all those Christmas Cards!
  • Access to the exclusive Stampin’ Up! demonstrator website and Facebook groups with heaps of ideas, information and inspiration!
  • The chance to registered for the next Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator only event… which is in November, but registration opens in August (and it will sell out!)
  • Invitations to team Facebook groups and events
  • The opportunity to earn an exclusive trip!
  • Stampin’ Success Magazine delivered to your door 4 times per year
  • and SO much more!

Are your ready to sign up?

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Stampin' Pad Family Joining Offer

July is a BIG month in the Stampin’ Up! calendar…. we have 2 fabulous offers this month AND demonstrators get to see this years Autumn Winter catalogue at the end of the month too.

The offer I want to tell you about today is the fabulous Stampin’ Pad Family Joining Offer!

I LOVE to share Stampin’ Up! and I know I have mentioned before about how much I get out of being a part of it, this month’s joining offer is just another one of those ways I want to share Stampin’ Up! with you.

You can join Stampin’ Up! by grabbing a Starter Kit

The Starter Kit is always the best deal in the catalogue. It’s £99, fully customisable AND comes with a heap of extra’s…. 20% off your future purchases, free catalogues, an exclusive magazine, access to the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator only website with heaps of videos and inspiration, invitations to demonstrator only events and Facebook groups AND the opportunity to earn a holiday too!

Grab a Starter Kit during July though and it gets better, as Stampin’ Up! will boost your kit with 10 fabulous new Ink Pads! You can choose which one of the colour families Ink Pads you would like to receive, but you are guaranteed to get 10 inks of fabulous colours that all coordinate and work together.

How to get 10 free ink pads with Stampin' Up!

Ready to join Stampin’ Up!…

You can find more information about joining Stampin’ Up! HERE, or on my Joining FAQ page.

Or, if you’ve already made up you mind… and why wouldn’t you

You can join right now by clicking HERE!

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Make It Monday | Team Swaps with Rooted in Nature from Stampin’ Up!

Make It Monday Video Tutorial Wonderful Card using Rooted In Nature from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Make It Monday Team Swaps with Rooted in Nature from Stampin’ Up!

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3 weeks ago Stampin’ Up! released the 2018 Annual Catalogue…. and this month the team and I have got together to swap cards using new products! I LOVE swapping, particularly with the team, they always have fabulous ideas and swaps are a great way to get some quick inspiration.

I made 7 swap cards… 5 for my swap group, 1 for the lovely Amanda who coordinates our team swaps and one for my team leader too.

Make it monday Rooted in Nature Stampin' Up! Team Swap Card Video Tutorial

I am absolutely LOVING this bundle! I shared THIS fun miniature card using it a few weeks ago on a Facebook Live… but I just couldn’t resist using it again for these team swaps!

I’ve been playing with the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Mats again too… I shared a fun video on Friday that used a die designed to cut for embossing, but today’s card uses the dies in the Nature’s Roots that are Designed to emboss. They work using a standard Big Shot cutting sandwich… but they are even better if you use the new Embossing Mats!

How to use Stampin' Up! embossing mats on the Natures Roots Framelits from Stampin' Up!

What would you use this fabulous Rooted in Nature Bundle for?

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Stampin’ Up! Team Training and fun with a sketch…

How to make a quick and easy card using a sketch with StampinByHannah Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

StampinByHannah Team Training and fun with a sketch…

Stampin' Up! StampinByHannah Team Events

One of the many great joys of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is getting to share my creativity. I have a small (and growing) team of Demonstrators, and one of them recently asked if we could do some events. My wonderful team are well aware of my busy day job, and were happy when I suggested a Monthly Team Facebook Live event.

The first week of each month I will be going Live with them, sharing our Stampin’ Up! news, recognition and achievements and some crafting too! This month I was totally inspired by a card I had seen on Instagram… shame I can’t remember who made it, but really it was less about the card and more about the design of it. So, I created a batch of cards using the same design… and this sketch.StampinByHannah Team Training Sketch Facebook Live Stampin' Up! UK

So, this months card was a quick and simple one…

Quick and easy card using Amazing You from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

This first card is the one I made with the team. I am a little bit obsessed with the Amazing die from the Celebrate You Thinlits cut from Glimmer Paper. This die is stunning, and FREE with a £90 order during Sale-a-bration. The Celebrate You thinlits will also be available in the Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue, but surely it’s better to get them now for free that having to wait until June AND having to pay for them right?!

Now is a great time to consider joining the team… you can find all the information about joining Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-bration HERE

How to make a quick and easy card using a sketch with StampinByHannah Independent Stampin' Up! DemonstratorThe second card uses the same piece of Designer Series Paper, from Naturally Eclectic, but the reverse side. I pulled the colours out of the paper to stamp the flowers and sentiment. The stamps are from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set, and then that die again from Celebrate You but this time cut from Gold Glimmer!

Quick and fun Facebook Live Masculine Card using Truly Tailored from Stampin' Up!

Then I though I would make a more masculine version using Truly Tailored. This Designer Series Paper is definitively my current fav… I just cannot get enough! I shared this card on my Facebook Page as a Facebook Live. Facebook Live is so much fun and I am hoping to get a few of these shorter Facebook Live’s in a month, plus my Facebook Live Online Card Class too (which I’ll be sharing here tomorrow!)… do let me know what you would like to see!

I had so much fun with this sketch, I would LOVE to see what you do with it too! Share you creations with me on my Facebook Page or in my VIP Facebook Group.

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Team Swap Cards (and a bonus video!)

How to use a blender pen with Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Team Swap Cards (and a bonus video!)

 

Yesterday I shared the card I made for a recent Team Swap. Well today, I have the cards I received to share!

Swaps are just one fabulous part of being a part of Stampin’ Up! the team I am a part of just LOVE to swap. Swapping is traditionally part of in-person events, but as we are spread across the country, getting us all together is a challenge (and one we tend to reserve for Stampin’ Up! organised events!)… so, we do postal swaps instead. The idea is the same though, we make a batch of projects (usually cards because they are easy to post!), stick them in the mail, and get a bunch of inspiration back! I has such an exciting week last week as they all started to arrive!

We didn’t have a set theme for our swap (other than it had to use products from the Spring Summer catalogue!) but there is definitely a trend here…

This pretty card was made by Debbie Toner… this paper hasn’t found its way to my craft room yet, but it might have to now!

Pootlers Spring Summer Team Swaps using Painted with Love from Stampin' Up!

The second card was made by Vicky Thompson… I haven’t got this paper either! Think I’m going to have to put another order in soon!

Pootlers Spring Summer Team Swaps using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

The next card was created by Laurie Jennings… I love that she’s added some sparkle with some Wink of Stella, and don’t get me started in that embossing folder! How did I miss that?!

Pootlers Spring Summer Team Swaps using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

The final card is this lovely creation by Anna Sposato. Anna is one of my Inspire.Create.Challenge buddies and its lovely to have an Anna original in my craft room! She’s also used the Petal Palette suite, and Brusho! Love it!

Pootlers Spring Summer Team Swaps using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up! I cannot wait for our next swapping opportunity, which will be at Stampin’ Up! OnStage in April! eeek… I’m excited already!

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Make It Monday | Petal Palette Team Swap Card

Petal Palette Just Because card using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Make It Monday Petal Palette Team Swap Card

Make It Monday

On of the many joys of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is being part of a team, a group of like-minded people, sharing crafting and stamping. I absolutely LOVE being a part of the team. One of the things we do when we get together for events is swap… we each make a stack of the same card (or box, bag, notebook, or other crafty project) and then swap our project for others that other people have made. They are a great way of getting a heap of inspiration very quickly! Well, we recently held a postal swap for new catalogue inspiration, all coordinated by my lovely friend Amanda Charlesworth.

Make It Monday Petal Palette Team Swap card using Stampin' Up! products

I love creating cards with lots of White Space, particularly when making for swaps as it keeps things simple and nice and easy to mass produce. I did only make 6 of these, but it would have been just as easy to whip up a bigger batch.

I have been really enjoying the Petal Palette stamp and die bundle. You can buy the stamps and the dies separately, BUT I would suggest buying them together as you save 10%. I am such a sucker for a good font, and this stamp set not only has a great font, but really useful sentiments too.

How to use a blender pen with Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

If you would like to join in with our next Team Swap, and join my fabulous and growing team of Stampin’ Friends, you can… and now is a great time to do it as Stampin’ Up! have an awesome joining offer on during Sale-a-bration. You can find all the Sale-a-bration joining info on THIS Sale-a-bration Spotlight post, or if you have any questions do check out my Joining FAQ’s.

Ready to join… You can sign up right HERE!

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Why October is THE month to join Stampin’ Up!

Join Stampin' Up! UK

Grabbing a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is a great deal at any time of the year…. but this month is extra special!

I LOVE being a part of Stampin’ Up! I love getting discounts off my crafty purchases, I love crafting with my lovely team, I love being able to get my hands on products first, I love being able to attend Stampin’ Up! events, and much much more!

Join Stampin' Up! UK

The Stampin’ Up! starter kit is the way to join Stampin’ Up! It costs just £99…. but is fully customisible with £130 worth of Stampin’ Up! products AND includes a full business start up kit of catalogues, order forms and more! Of course, you don’t have to make Stampin’ Up! your business, you are more than welcome to be a happy shopper getting that 20% discount for yourself!

But why join in October….

1. Join before the 15th to get the chance to add some fun new products into your Starter Kit! Yes, Stampin’ Up! are launching Stampin’ Blends, fabulous Alcohol Markers…. these are currently available to Demonstrators ONLY but you can add them to your Starter kit before the 15th October.

2. Your first full quarter doesn’t end until 31st March 2018! There are minimums Stampin’ Up! require you to meet to remain a demonstrator…. You must sell (or spend, Stampin’ Up! doesn’t mind if it’s you shopping or your class of 50!) £225 per quarter. Stampin’ Up! split the year into 4 quarters, and ask you to meet your minimum in each one… however, they don’t count the quarter you join in…. So if you join today you don’t have to worry about minimums until March!

3. October is the start of the Stampin’ Up! year…. so by joining this month you get a full 12 months to earn a heap of free goodies, trips and more!

What are you waiting for? Join HERE.… or you can check out my Joining FAQ’s!

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Pootlers Team Blog Hop | Snowflake Sentiments

Pootlers Team Blog Hop Christmas Card using Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin' Up!

Pootles Stampin' Up! Team Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to another Pootler’s Team Blog Hop! We love doing these hops, sharing what we love with all of you! This time we are all sharing projects made using items from the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn / Winter catalogue. I am totally in love with this catalogue, and had a very hard time writing my ‘must have’ list this year….. but there was one bundle that was right at the top of my list…. Snowflake Sentiments!

Pootles Papercraft Team Blog Hop Watercolour Christmas Card using Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin' Up!

This stamp set just screamed ‘Watercolour’ to me…. and I couldn’t help but make a Watercolour Smooshing card with it for my first make!

I love watercolour techniques (actually I love playing with techniques in general…. but watercolour is up there with my favourites!) and this one is particularly easy: Grab yourself a large Clear Block (or a tile, glass cutting matt, or other surface to use as your ‘palette’) and add ink to it…. I simply just smoosh my ink pad onto the block usually! add some water, and then pick up the ink and water mixture with a piece of Window Sheet (or one of those pieces that come with your photopolymer stamps!). This becomes your ‘brush’…. touch the Window Sheet to a piece of watercolour paper, and move it around to create some fun watercolour effects!

The background here is in Dapper Denim, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.

Pootlers Team Blog Hop Christmas Card using Snowflake Sentiments from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment can be added to your watercolour paper before or after the watercolour process…. you get different effects depending on which order you do each step in, but be sure to heat emboss your sentiment in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder to ensure it really pops through that watercolour!

StampinByHannah Stampin' Up! Colour Inspiration Dapper Denim Pool Party Smoky Slate

This card was finished with that fun boarder die cut from the watercolour paper, and a couple of swirls die cut from Silver Foil Paper!

Thank you so much for visiting StampinByHannah today… I would be honoured if you would sign up to my email newsletter while you are here (link in the side bar!)… and don’t forget to hop along to see what the other ladies have made with products from this wonderful catalogue!


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