Flower Power….

In just under a fortnight I will be attending Stampin’ Up! regional training. Stampin’ Up! events really are something to behold, the sight of hundreds of women (and men) dancing around, waving their arms, and screaming at the tops of the lungs for free products as part of prize patrols, really is something you have to witness to understand. I LOVE attending Stampin’ Up! events, they are definitely a highlight of being a demonstrator (for a full list see HERE!).

A big part of these events is swaps, and last week I started to prepare mine. Swapping is like a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator tradition – each demonstrator makes a pile of card fronts, or 3D items, or anything really with Stampin’ Up! products, and takes them to swap with other demos. Its a great way of not only getting a massive amount of inspiration, but also meeting new friends (and getting a whole heap of chocolate!).

So, I thought I was going to use Flower Patch to make my swaps this year. I stamped and stamped and stamped, in just about every colour, with every stamp in the set – and could I find something I wanted to make 50 of? Nope….. But, I did make this card, which I do LOVE!

Stampin' Up! UK Flower Patch Swaps

I love the layered look this stamp set creates. Here I have layered Pink Pirouette and Blackberry Bliss to create some gorgeous blooms, finished off with some Lost Lagoon accent flowers. This stamp set also has an awesome coordinating die set (and they come bundled together for 15% off!), to fussy cut this lovely blooms without any of the fuss!

I adore the sentiments in this stamp set ‘You Overwhelm Me with You Awesomeness’ – I was hoping to include this in my swaps, just because I love seeing what other Demonstrators produce, I think they are all super awesome and talented – however, I have an even better swap idea – so watch this space!



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Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

So thankful for you!

Hello!

 

I thought I would take a step away from Christmas just for a moment! To say thanks!

Last week I featured the Festival of Trees Stamp Set (still not sick of that set yet! I just LOVE it!), and had such a great response from all of you (both here and on facebook!) and just wanted to say thanks to all of you!

Stampin' Up! UK Calypso Coral Good GreetingsI love bright colours, and rich colours, really I just love colour! but coral isn’t really my colour. So, when I looked through which ink pads I didn’t own a few weeks ago, it wasn’t a surprise to me that Calypso Coral hadn’t worked its way into my basket. But all of the Stampin’ Up! colours are just so beautiful I decided to take a chance on the coral!

How cute is this colour! It’s definitely on the orange spectrum, but its so soft and pretty! and please tell me, what is prettier than butterflies and flowers! So, I grabbed the Papillon Potpourri stamp set, and I Like You (hostess set), along with our Product of the Month – Good Greetings! and stamped this card!

There are actually two butterflies here, I punched one butterfly out of Calypso Coral DSP from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack, and then added the stamped and punched butterfly over the top with a single Glue Dot to give some great dimension!

I am so Thankful for you! Thanks so much for all your comments and orders. Check out my Facebook page HERE! and shop HERE!

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

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Personalised Wedding Cards!

Back in wedding mode again today! These are some cards I made for a friend, as thank you cards for the special ladies involved in her wedding – flower girls, bridesmaids, and the mothers!

I was so exicted when I took the order for these! Her colour scheme was white, pale pink and grey, so I took that and ran with it!

Stampin' Up! UK Wedding Everything Eleanor

I used Whisper White, Smokey Slate and Pink Pirouette, along with Everything Eleanor (isnt it the most gorgeous set for weddings!) and the Back to Basic Alphabet to personalise the cards. The flowers are a mix of Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Accents, and they are finished off with the coordinating stamp and some Pearl Basic Jewels

Stampin' Up! UK Wedding Everything Eleanor

These bridesmaids cards use Smokey Slate as the card base, and the same stamp sets as before. Each card has the bridesmaids name on, handstamped using that Back to Basics Alphabet

Stampin' Up! UK Wedding Everything Eleanor

The last set of cards are the ones I made for the Flower girls. Once again they use Everything Eleanor and Back to Basics, but this time I decided to make them a little more fun, and used the bird stamp to add an extra litte something.

Each of the cards was also stamped with a coordinating stamp inside, and also on the envelope.

I love making cards with purpose like these. Having just finished my own wedding invitations though, I might have to have a little break from weddings…….. ok thats enough of a break! I do love a good wedding, dont you?

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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Sticky Note Holder

Here we are, a lovely little sticky note holder, a quick and easy project for a friday evening!

Sticky note holder stampin up

This project is super simple, using one piece of cardstock and a bit of DSP! I Love the new In Colours, Blackberry Bliss inparticular, and the MoonLight DSP Stack shows it off so well I had to use it too….

The trick is to measure your sticky notes!

I’ve attempted to explain in the video, however, I do like written instructions for fiddly projects like this….

You need to measure your notes, across the width and height (this will give you a square measurement, the front of your holder), and then measure the depth of the pad. Then, you need to take the height of the front and the height of the back (hopefully this is the same number!) and add them together, along with the depth. I’m hoping I’m making sense here ….. maybe time for a diagram.

sticky note measurements

So, to get the lenght of the cardstock you need: 3″ for the font, 3″ for the back, and 5/16″ for the depth. Now, if you can accurately cut to 5/16″ great, I cant, so I’ve cut mine to 3/8″. This gives me a piece of Cardstock 6 3/8″ by 3″.

The DSP is a 1/4″ shorter and narrower than the front of your sticky notes eg: 3×3″ notes, 2 3/4″x2 3/4″ DSP

The rest of the cover is decorated with petite petals cut from that gorgeous Blackberry Bliss, and a sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts, punched with the Modern Label Punch.

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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Take a shot………

Or just take advantage of the latest Stampin’ Up! awesome deal and get your Stampin’ Up! Big Shot in August, and get a free stamp and framelit bundle, as well as getting 15% off other selected bundles!

This offer, only available for one month, lets you into a whole new world (sorry!) of crafting, giving you even more options for cards and projects. The Big Shot is a great die cutting machine, enabling you to emboss, cut and score, using framelits, bigz dies, embossing folders and other wonderful ways to give your cards more dimension and impact.

The Big Shot allows you to cut and emboss a number of different materials, including; card and paper, vellum, coaster board, window sheet, glimmer paper, foil, felt and many others. Use your Big Shot to create 3D projects using the Stampin’ Up! Bigz Die; Hamburger box, Spiral flowers, gift bows, and designer rosettes. Create embossed cards for your Project Life album. Use stamp and framelit bundles to stamp and cut intricate shapes and images, giving your projects that extra special something!

For the month of August get your Big Shot, with a Stamp and Die bundle, for £87.95, AND get 15% off other selected bundles!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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Wish Big!

I have a card project for you today, a very simple card project, but with a bit more meaning!

I joined Stampin’ Up! UK as a demonstrator on the 1st June 2014 (thats two months ago!), with the aim of meeting new people, finding some crafty friends and making some nice things with some quality product! I think I’m on my way to accomplishing that!

Believe it or not, I’m quite a shy person, I don’t like being the centre of attention, I hate new situations and crowds of people, and I fight with my anxiety every single day! Crafting / art / creating etc. has always been my escape, my time for me, something I do to get away from everything else, and shut-off for a while. And I love it!

When I found Stampin’ Up! (a number of years ago now) I couldn’t imagine having a blog and posting video’s on the internet! So, I didn’t sign up 🙁 and man, have I missed out over those years! This card represents for me more than just a card, made with Stampin’ Up! product, with a nice sentiment. Its now my mindset, and my goal – Wish Big!

Stampin' Up! UK Card Wish Big

The card is a simple top fold card, cut from A4 (or 8 1/2 x 11″ if your in the states) and folded in half. The Whisper White piece is then cut slightly smaller (1/4″ on the top and side), and onto that I stamped the swirl from Everything Eleanor in Smoking Slate, and the large flower in Rich Razzleberry! The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts, ‘Wish Big’, stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink and Punched out using the Modern Label Punch. I inked the edges of the punched label and added 3 rhinestones before putting on the card with Dimentionals.

The card is incredibly simple, but means so much.

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

x

 

Stampin’ Write Markers Watercolour Technique!

I recently purchased the Many Marvelous Markers pack from Stampin’ Up! mainly because I wanted access to all the Stampin’ Up! colours.

The Stampin’ Write markers are great, I love the duel tips and the handy storage system (more on that next week!), but I’m always looking to get more out of any product I purchase.

 Watercolour with Stampin Write markers

So, I was playing around with my inks last week, and used them for  similar technique, and suddenly thought ‘will this work with my markers!’

The card , Rich Razzleberry (yum!) is cut to 7″ by 3 1/2″ (17.5 x 9cm) and scored at 3 1/2″ (9cm)

The Whisper White square measures 3 x 3″ (7.5cm)

I use my glass table top but you could just as easily use a plate or paint palate

Hope you like this technique – show me your creations on my facebook page www.facebook.com/stampinbyhannah

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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August Stampin’ Techniques Class – Blooming With Kindness

Stampin' Techniques class August 2014Hello!

I know I usually reserve mondays for tips / techniques / hauls etc. but I thought I would take this monday as an opportunity to tell you about the August Stampin’ Techniques Class here at StampinByHannah!

This class is available either online (check it out here!) for a small fee, or FREE! if you live within 25 miles of me (Stockton-on-Tees), as a party or workshop for you and your friends!

The class comes complete with instructional videos and a handout, as well as all the pieces to make the cards. The stamp set is sold seperately (available below)

Class starts August 1st!

I cant wait for you to join me!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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Box Tutorial – Create a bracelet box!

Hey guys and gals, I have a great project for you today!

A couple of weeks ago, a colleague bought me a bracelet back from holiday, and I came in a beautiful long thin box. It’s so simple and elegant, so I thought I would re-create it for you using Stampin’ Up! products


Stampin Up UK Bracelet Box tutorial

This box is a little different from our usual boxes here at StampinByHannah, as it has a separate lid, but it is so easy to make. I used Whisper White for the sample, but the one made in the video is Rich Razzleberry (I love this colour so much! it may be my favourite!)

The measurements for this project are:

IMPERIAL
For the bottom of the box

Cardstock = 3 1/4″ x 10 1/4″

Score at 1″ on all four sides

For the Top of the box

Cardstock = 2 7/8″ x 9 7/8″

Score at 3/4″ on all four sides

 

METRIC

For the bottom of the box

Cardstock = 8cm x 26cm

Score at 2.5cm on all four sides

For the top of the box

Cardstock = 7cm x 25cm

Score at 2cm on all four sides

 

See super simple, right! The box is then free to be decorated as you wish, I kept it simple with 3 punched flowers, using the Petite Petals Punch (no stamping here today!) and 3 medium sized jems from the basic jewel rhinestones pack.

And there you have it. A simple box for gifting jewellery, chocolates, or other small presents

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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Project Tray

You know, sometimes, when your working on a longer project (mass producing wedding invitations, Project Life by Stampin Up!, making items for craft fairs or fundraising events) you need somewhere to put all your items together, to stop them taking over!

Well, here is your solution! The Project Tray!

Stampin' Up! UK Project Tray

I use these all the time to hold various items and projects in the works, they hold items ready for making / photographing / selling / sending etc. I love them! and I thought I’d share the design with you.

It is super simple (as always, I cant do complicated!)

Here are the measurements:

IMPERIAL

Cardstock = 10″ x 8″

and score at 1″ on all sides

METRIC

Cardstock = 25.5cm x 20.5cm

Score at 2.5cm on all sides

See, told you it was simple!

 

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

If you like the project, or any of the products used, would like a catalogue, or to join my team, please contact me, or click on the ‘Shop NOW’ button at the top of the page. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, About.me, and Tumblr (Links in the sidebar)

Thank you for stopping by www.www.stampinbyhannah.co.uk today

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