Ink blending | Facebook Live Relay

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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New Stampin’ Up! Joining Offer | Pick a FREE Bundle!

Stampin' Up! Pick a FREE bundle offer

Hello!

Just a very quick post from me this afternoon to talk about the new Stampin’ Up! joining offer!
The new catalogue went live last week, and with that Stampin’ Up! have also launched this fabulous joining offer.

Becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is a great decision at any time of year, but it makes SO much sense at catalogue launch times because you can get so many of the new goodies at a fabulous discount!

Your Starter Kit could contain;


The Starter kit is £99 but includes £130 of catalogue products of your choice, but during June you can also add one of the new bundles for FREE! (which could save you up to £55!). Once you’re a demonstrator there is no requirement to do anything (although, you could!), but you get at least 20% off your purchases while you remain part of the team, along with a load of other benefits too!

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

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Hello Forever Greenery!

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Hi! Welcome to StampinByHannah and the Pootlers Team Blog Hop! I hope that you enjoy your trip around the team’s blogs today and get LOTS of inspiration for all those new goodies in the Brand New Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue!

Hello Forever Greenery card using Stampin' Up! Forever Greenery suite for Pootles team blog hop with StampinByHannah

When I saw this suite in the new catalogue, I fell in LOVE. I am not usually a very ‘green’ person, I prefer a purple, or blue, but there is just something about the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper that I couldn’t say no to!

This card came together pretty quickly, for all it looks complicated. I had been randomly stamping leaves, and had quite a collection layered on my desk. I moved them from my desk to on top of this stripey strip of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper, and added some of the gold leaves from the Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty paper.

Forever Greenery Leafy card using stamps from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

With such a busy panel on the left hand side, a simple ‘Hello’ sentiment was perfect for the bottom right hand corner as a finish.

Please click on the links below and see what some of the other members of the team have been creating with some of the lovely new products from Stampin’ Up! and don’t miss the ones that are one page 2!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #070 | Watercolour with Ornate Style!

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun colour combination (although it did hurt my head a little bit trying to come up with a card this week!).

Inspire.Create.Challenge cardmaking colour challenge Stampin' Up!
Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Coastal Cabana

I’d been in my craft room for a while before I managed to make this card. I’d been trying to sort out my catalogues ready to post, and had YouTube on in the background, and I’m sure whichever card maker I was “watching” did something with watercolour. And so that sort of led me to create this;

watercolour Thank you card using Ornate Style from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This pretty floral stamp is from the Ornate Style Stamp set, our sneaky peak of the new Annual catalogue. Here I’ve stamped it in Versamark onto Watercolour Paper and heat embossed it with clear powder before watercolouring it with the colours from the challenge.

Pretty floral watercolour card using Ornate Garden from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I wanted to keep the sentiment pretty simple, leaving the focus on the watercolouring. The ‘Thanks’ is taken from the other stamp set in the Ornate Garden Suite, Ornate Thanks. It is simply stamped onto a flag of Vellum with Night of Navy ink. I did leave this to dry for several hours before adding it to the card.

Do pop over to the Inspire.Create Blog to check out what the rest of the Design Team have been creating with this fun colour combination, and add your own makes too!

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In Colour Club 2020

Hello!

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe that the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue launches next week!

I’ve spent the last few days (slowly) sorting catalogues, labelling, printing and stuffing ready to get them to the Post Office on Wednesday. I am super exciting for this catalogue, as it also sees a bit of a re-launch around here to! I have really missed spending time in my craft room, and while I have even less time now that I did a year ago (thanks to a very active toddler) I am aiming to make time for some Facebook Live videos, more regular blog posts and maybe even the odd Retreat in a Box!

Anyway, before we get to all of that, I wanted to share this years In Colour Club!

In Colours…

Each year Stampin’ Up! release 5 limited edition colours. These colours are with us for two years and are used in a host of items in the catalogue including some stunning Designer Series Papers and embellishments!

This years new colours are…

In Colour Club 2020 details…

So, what is In Colour Club?

5 months of colour delivered straight to your door! Each month, for 5 months, you receive a parcel from me, containing one of the new In Colours (and some special gifts too!)

Each month you will receive;

  • One In Colour Ink Pad
  • One In Colour Ink Refill
  • 4 sheets of A4 cardstock
  • 8 sheets of 6 x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • A sample of In Colour ribbon
  • A Stampin’ Write Marker
  • In Colour Enamel Dots

Club members also receive my Code Club gift and a special treat each month.

Sign Up!

To join in, just complete the form below.

Club costs £25 (Inc. postage) per month for 5 months. Each month payment will be collected via PayPal invoice. This does not require a PayPal account, just a Credit or Debit Card.

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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)

Pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to see the rest of the Design Team’s creations and share your own makes with us too!

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