Inspire.Create.Challenge #099 | Inspiration Challenge

This week Inspire.Create.Challenge is inspired by a card I created earlier in the year. You can find the original card HERE.

Last time I wrote a blog post, which was about 2 weeks ago, things around here we a bit bonkers; the kids had Covid, and my day job was busy! Nothing has slowed down since I post that! For all we have put Covid behind us, my son brought a sickness bug home from nursery with him on his first day back…. work has gone from mad to insane, and I am not even going to attempt to share what’s happened with my husband. However, I am not on holiday for a couple of weeks, and am looking forward to TWO in person, crafty events, and our family summer holiday.

Because things around here are so busy, I have started to really crack on with making Christmas Card this year, in the hope that I might be ready to send a few by the time December rolls around. This card use the Merriest Moments bundle, which is one of those special Hybrid ones that has dies and an embossing folder. I am hope to get a video together over the next few weeks to show you how it works. But, for today, you can see that it looks lovely used as a standard Stamp and die set.

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Global Design Project #307 | Thank you Hand-Penned Petals

Well hello there! Yes, I’m not blogging at my usual 7AM slot today, but I have been trying to write this blog post for 2 days and I just want to share this card!

I get the emails from the Global Design Project every week, and every week I think “Yes, I’ll make a card for that challenge” and somehow it never quite works out. This week its thanks to the 2 year old who thinks that her bed is for jumping on and nothing else! (Anyone know how to get a 2 year old to stay in bed, please let me know the secret!)

Anyway, that’s a bit of topic isn’t it! So, the Global Design Project challenge this week is “Thank you”, and the beautiful Hand-Penned suite landed in my craft room last week and I’ve been itching to play. The two go together beautifully.

I saw a post on Instagram over the weekend about ‘faux embossing’ and I thought that the dies in the Penned Flowers die set (part of the Hand-Penned Petals bundle) would work super well for this. So the background here, is 3 die cuts cut from Basic White cardstock (with Adhesive sheet on the back!) and layered onto a panel of Basic White cardstock. How cool does this look! Love it!

I um’ed and ah’ed for ages about what to layer behind the heat embossed, fussy cut, sentiment piece, and I did nearly just adhere it on and leave it. But then the flowers in the stamp set caught my eye and I thought they’d be perfect.

The Hand-Penned suite coordinates perfectly with the Beautifully Penned Designer Series paper which is currently available for FREE with a £45 during Sale-a-bration (ends at the end of this month!). I love this paper; which is the perfect greyscale version of the Hand-Penned papers and they work wonderfully together.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #098 | Sketch Challenge with Whimsical Trees

Hello! Oh my goodness. It’s been 2 weeks since I got any blogging or crafting time, thanks to everyone in my house developing Covid-19 and work going from crazy to just outright ridiculous! Anyway, I am here this week with a blog post from Inspire.Create and hopefully an email to!

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a sketch, and I really enjoyed creating with this one. The Stampin’ Up! July-December catalogue features some really lovely Designer Series Paper, and I reached for the Whimsy and Wonder suite for this piece of Mossy Meadow spotty paper. As usual this is double sided patterned paper, however, this paper has an iridescent foiling on the other side and a fabulous stripe that I also wanted to share a hint of!

There is another piece of Designer Series Paper on this card. Can you spot it? Yes, those cute little stars are die cut from the Be Dazzling Designer Series Paper which is FREE during Sale-a-bration! This paper is stunning! I shared a video of it on my Instagram last week, did you see?

The cute stamped tree and sentiment are from the Whimsical Tree stamp set, and are stamped in Polished Pink and Evening Evergreen.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #097 | Lovely You

Welcome to StampinByHannah and another Inspire.Create.Challenge. This week is a fabulous colour combination for you to try. I think colour challenges are my favourite to be honest, just a great way to inject something different into your crafting.

Quick and easy cardmaking with Lovely You from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This time we are playing with Bumble Bee, Calypso Coral, Just Jade and Night of Navy. This is such a classic colour combination, but one I overlook all the time. The stamp set I’ve pulled out here is Lovely You. I just adore the fonts in this stamp set, ad those cute little images are super handy.

Cute floral card using Lovely You from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I will admit to fussy cutting on this card, but it really wasn’t too tricky to cut out those cute little flowers and leaves.

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Pootlers Video Hop | Painted Christmas

Hello!

So, I have something a little bit different for you today, a video hop of videos from the Pootlers Team. We have a heap of ideas and inspiration for you from the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue, so Pop over to my YouTube channel and join in the fun!

Christmas Card using Patterned paper and Painted Christmas from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
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New Mini Catalogue and the start of Sale-a-bration 2.0!

Hello!

Just a very quick post from me today, just to let you know that the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue (with all the Christmas goodies in!) has been released this morning!

You can find all the new stamps, papers and more over in my Online Store, or request a paper copy of the catalogue HERE!

Also, today sees the start of the second Sale-a-bration of 2021! Shop £45 or more to earn free goodies, and grab a starter kit to get even more!

However, this Sale-a-bration ALL the products are While Stocks Last… So get your shopping lists at the ready so you don’t miss some fabulous products!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #096 | Christmas Season Sneak peak!

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today. I thought I would share a fun sneak peak on the blog today for Inspire.Create.Challenge. This week we have a fun sketch for you, do pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and see the sketch and the other fabulous projects made by the Design Team.

The new Stampin’ Up! Mini catalogue launches this week and I am loving a whole heap of the suites in it! This particular one I wasn’t too sure about at first, but now that I’ve had a bit of a play with it, I absolutely LOVE it! Its called Painted Christmas and the Designer Series Papers are lovely hand-painted prints in traditional festive colours. Its lovely.

If you would like a copy of the new catalogue; drop you details into the order form on my Request a catalogue page.

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Suite Highlight | Expressions in Ink

I shared the Sweet as a Peach Suite a few weeks ago, and loved giving you a bit more of an over view of a group of products. There are always a stack of suites in each Stampin’ Up! catalogue, and they are a great way of ensuring you can create perfectly coordinated projects.

Expressions in ink handmade birthday card using Artisitically Inked from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Expressions in Ink suite isn’t one that you could easily miss, seeing as its on the front of this years Annual Catalogue. But it is one that could be tricky to use.

Pretty faux alcohol ink birthday card using Expressions in Ink from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Designer Series Paper in this suite is stunning! The colour combination of Evening Evergreen, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Polished Pink, Shaded Spruce, and gold foiling, with florals and alcohol ink backgrounds. Of course, this paper is currently out of stock because it’s so lovely! However, I am keeping my eye on when it might be back, and will update my social media when its back available.

I think my favourite part of this suite though is the Ephemera pack. I have been really enjoying the gold die cuts, and those sequins are so handy for an added touch of sparkle.

Pretty Designer Series Paper Just Because card using Artistically Inked from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 095 | Fun with the Pansy dies!

Hello! Welcome to another Inspire.Create.Challenge! Challenge 095 is a fun sketch, and the Design Team have been super busy making a bunch of cool projects for you. Speaking of cool, it is definately not cool where I live… I’ve been meaning to write this blog post all week, but as usual I’m a last minute Annie, writing a blog post on the hottest day of the year and just typing is making me sweat!

Anyway, that’s probably more information than you really needed on a Sunday morning, so, shall we get onto the project?

Pansy Patch Just Because card using Pansy Petals Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

On Friday I shared another card using the Pansy dies from Stampin’ Up! This card was made in the exact same way, I’ve just changed the colours up (taking inspiration from the Designer Series Paper, because I am a long way from being an expert in flowers!)

Die Cut Pansy using Pansy Patch from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Hop over to the Inspire.Create blog to see the sketch and check out the other Design Team makes. Why not share your creations with us too

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How to create a die cut Pansy using Stampin’ Up! products

Hello! Happy Friday! The weekend is in sight, and I have a box of fabulous new Stampin’ Up! goodies arriving today. What more could a girl want?! A Friday video? oh, go on then!

Pretty Happy Birthday Card using Pansy Petals from Stampin' Up!

The Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper is currently on sale (15% off!) and I am really loving the collection of patterns. They aren’t all floral, there are also some stunning stripes, and pretty ginghams in there too! I have another card using this suite coming on Sunday too

This card was really simple to put together, it just took a bit of time to do all the die cutting. Top Tip though; put Adhesive Sheet on the back of your card stock before you die cut. This way, you basically create die cut, card stock stickers that you can quickly stick together. You could also use liquid glue, but this way is much less messy!

Fun Die Cut Pansy Birthday card using Pansy Patch from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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