Stampin’ Up! 2021 Annual Catalogue swaps and a quick card idea

Hello! Well, this is a bit exciting actually, as I have finally managed to get myself a bit more organised, film a video, and actually have some projects ready to share.

With the start of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, a group of us get together and swap project ideas. I LOVE sharing these fab demonstrators with you, and so I thought I’d share them on video as well as here.

Cute handmade Puffin notebook using Stampin' Up! products

This cute notebook was handmade by Fiona at blueoceancrafts.com. How cute are the puffins?!

Pretty handmade card using Bloom where you are planted from Stampin' Up!

This card from Debs at DebsyDaisy.com is a fab use of that Bark 3D embossing folder

Pretty handmade card wallet using Pansy Patch from Stampin' Up!

This fabulous pouch was created by Karen MacDonald and included an adorable little notebook

Hand stamped card using Color and Contour from Stampin' Up!

I love a tone on tone moment, and this one from Lisa at https://www.littleowlscrafts.co.uk/ is lovely.

Detailed handmade card using Bloom where you are planted from Stampin' Up!

Hilary sent this very pretty card using the Bloom where you are Planted suite

Pretty friend card using Sweet Symmetry from Stampin' Up!

This is the card shared with my by Heather Fogan from StampwithNellie.com… embarassingly, I have no idea what I did with her lovely card, I think its lost somewhere in my craftroom, but I wanted to make sure she got a mention too

Fun simple hand made card using Beauty of the Earth from Stampin' Up!

This final card is the card I sent them. Keeping things super simple (and quick), letting that lovely Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper do all the talking!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #092 | In Colours

Hello! Oh my goodness, so, I’ve had a busy few weeks and so my blog has been a little quiet (even more than usual!), but I have good reason. So, I started back at work 3 weeks ago (and its been more than a bit crazy!), but also I’ve been completing a massive craft room overhaul! My craft room is almost done, I will be sharing that over on YouTube very soon! and hopefully that means I can get back to Facebook Live videos next weekend too

Anyway, today is Inspire.Create.Challenge day, and this week we have challenged you all to use the brand new Stampin’ Up! In Colours. I am loving these! They just feel so fresh, clean and really fun.

I’ve had a few reasons to make some projects recently, and this particular card is destined for my Stampin’ Up! Team Leader when I return some vouchers to her this coming week. I have been collecting for a while with something particular in mind, and it will finish my new craft space off perfectly!

Anyway, I digress. This card uses the 2021-2023 In Colour Designer Series Paper, along with the Evening Evergreen ink and card stock.

Just Because card using Stampin' Up! In Colours for Inspire.Create.Challenge with StampinByHannah

I can’t make a project at the moment without using the Stitched So Sweetly dies, and this card was another perfect excuse to get out the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss. The sentiment is from the Pansy Patch stamp set (another current fav), and I really enjoy the look of it stamped at the bottom of a much bigger die cut.

Just Because card using Pansy Patch from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Do pop over to the Inspire.Create blog to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations and to add your own In Colours creations!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #091 | Sweet Strawberry Sketch!

This week’s Inspire.Create is a fun sketch. Pop over to the blog to see the sketch, as well as the other fabulous Design Team creations. While I do love a sketch, I also love to change things up a bit, and so I used this sketch as more of a jumping off point than a recipe!

Watercolour Thank you card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

This watercoloured panel has been sat on my desk for a few weeks, just waiting for the right project. It uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, stamped in Stazon and watercoloured in Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freshia and Balmy Blue.

Watercolour Thank you card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Because the stamped panel is such a feature, I chose to keep the rest of the card super simple, and added the heat embossed sentiment on black card stock to pick up on the black stamping.

Pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and add your own creations this week!

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Milestone Birthday with Blossoms in Bloom

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Welcome to StampinByHannah this morning! I am so excited to be joining in with the InspireINK blog hop again. This months theme was ‘Milestone Birthday’, and the last milestone birthday cards I made were for James’ 100 year old Nannie. So, I decided I’d make another card for 100, but you could use this idea for any birthday really.

Pretty Floral 100 year birthday card using Blossoms in Bloom from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Blossoms in Bloom stamp set is so pretty, and great for when you just need a hint of a floral. Here I stamped it in Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya, but all the colours I stamped off first for a softer look. Label dies are absolutely a staple in my craft room and these Tasteful Labels are a favourite at the moment, love the shape of this one.

Fabulous handmade birthday card using Blossoms in Bloom and Soft Succulent from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The numbers are die cut using the Playful Alphabet dies, from some Gold foil cardstock, and the card is finished with a trio of jewels.

Do pop around the blog hop, using the links below to see some more fabulous Milestone Birthday inspiration!

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Happiness with Pansy Patch

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Welcome to the Pootlers Annual Catalogue 2021 Blog Hop! I am SO excited to be hopping with our fabulous team again. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen any of the team in person (Thanks Covid) and I cannot wait to give them all some seriously big squishy hugs at our next event.

One of my favourite suites from the new Annual Catalogue is the Pansy Petals suite. It’s come as a bit of a surprise really, because I’d forgotten that I’d even ordered it! But, it’s so fun to layer up the pansy stamps and there are so many wonderful colour combinations that I can’t see me getting bored with this one any time soon!

Happiness Handstamped card using Pansy Patch from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I made a Home Decor piece with this bundle last weekend, that used a fun pink and coral colour combo, but this time I’ve had a bit of a Google of pansies and found this pretty blue combination. So, the blooms here are stamped in; Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight (stamped off), Bumblebee (stamped off), Bumblebee, and Blackberry Bliss.

The stamps line up really easily, but the dies also coordinate with the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper if you wanted to go for a non-stamped card!

Fun Pansy floral card using Bumblebee trinkets and Stitched So Sweetly dies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The card base is one of the brand new In Colours; Soft Succulent, and its a colour I’m loving already! Here I’ve also used a piece of the Designer Series Paper in the same colour, from Pansy Petals, and the sentiment is also stamped in the same ink.

The Bumblebee Trinkets are the perfect finisher. So pretty!

Check out the rest of the team’s creations by clicking on the images below and I hope to see you here again soon!

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How to make 6 cards from one sheet of Designer Series Paper | Facebook Live Replay

I know, I’ve already shared one blog post with you today… but I didn’t want to start the new week without sharing this week’s Facebook Live video and cards! There are heaps of lovely packs of Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue, but some of them have a few special features. This particular pack; Beauty of the Earth, has two sheets that are perfect for super speedy cards!

These cards are all super simple and quick to put together, do check out the video to see all 6.

Before I go, I just want to remind you about my In Colour Club; Registration closes on the 21st May, and I will be emailing everyone on the 22nd. I can’t wait!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #090 | Home Decor with Pansy Patch

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge theme is ‘Home Decor’, something that I don’t often venture into with my paper crafting to be honest. However, I do love a bit of decorating and accessorising my home, and when I do push myself to make something, it always makes me happy when I look at it.

I have been having a great time playing with the Pansy Patch suite from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue, and one of the cards in the catalogue really caught my eye. So, this is a CASE (copy and selectively edit) project of one in the new catalogue. I think it works well in a frame, what do you think?

The pansy’s are stamped using several stamps, but they are super easy to line up and create wonderfully lifelike blooms.

The large flower is stamped in Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Bumblebee (stamped off), Calypso Coral and Blackberry Bliss. While the smaller one is Polished Pink (stamped off), Polished Pink, Calypso Coral and Bumblebee. The leaves are Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.

The Designer Series Paper is from the coordinating paper pack, and I added a layer of vellum embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

The ‘Smile’ sentiment is from another stamp set, Lovely You, and is stamped in Evening Evergreen onto a scrap of Soft Seafoam card stock.

The piece is finished with a couple of the Bumblebee trinkets, which did mean I couldn’t put the glass in the frame, but I think I can live with that!

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Stampin’ Up! Join+

This month, Stampin’ Up! have a fabulous joining offer available. Becoming a part of Stampin’ Up! is always a great deal; but this month it’s even better with £55 worth of goodies for FREE in your Starter Kit in addition to all the other wonderful benefits.

What is a Starter Kit?

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is a fully customisable kit of crafty goodies. It costs £99, but includes £154 worth of Stampin’ supplies of your choice.

But, its more than just a box of crafty stuff. It also includes a set of business supplies, free shipping, and instant access to a fabulous community of like-minded crafty folks. Demonstrators also get at least 20% discount on all their purchases, and there are multiple other discounts and benefits if you do decide to become more business orientated. There are also events (both online, and hopefully soon, in person), early order opportunities, access to Stampin’ Up! branded exclusives, team events, inspiration and much much more!

Do I have do business?

Absolutely not! There are lots of different types of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator…. some run a business, some shop at a discount, some share with their friends, some share with the world, some run blogs, some do videos, some just craft for themselves. Its absolutely up to you!

How do I sign up?

It’s very simple. Just follow THIS link, and follow the steps. Choose your Starter Kit items and sit back and wait for a fabulous box of crafty goodness to arrive!

You can find more information about Joining Stampin’ Up! on my Joining Page, or check my Joining FAQs

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BRAND NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue NOW LIVE

Hi folks! A very quick blog post from me this morning, just to let you know that the New Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue is now Live for you to shop from on my Online Store!

You can shop HERE

Or, download the catalogue HERE, or if you would like a physical copy of the catalogue, you can find that HERE

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In Colour Club 2021

This years In Colours are a wonderful mix of fresh, bold colours that work super well together, but also fill some gaps in the current Stampin’ Up! colour line. I have been really enjoying having a play around with them over the past few weeks, and I know you’re going to fall in love with them to!

So, I have a fun club for you. Each month, for 5 months, you will receive a fabulous box of crafty goodies focused on one of the In Colours.

Each box includes;

  • a Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad
  • Refill
  • Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Stampin’ Blends combo pack 
  • Cardstock (4 sheets)
  • 6×6″ Designer Series Paper (8 sheets)
  • Ribbon
  • Jewels
  • Ombre Gift Bags (4)
  • PLUS a special gift from me, a sweet treat, and card inspiration

Club costs £38.85 per month, plus £3.50 P+P

Sign ups close on the 21st May 2021, and I will contact everyone for payments on the 22nd.

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