Inspire.Create.Challenge #042 | Welcome Baby Card

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a theme, and seeing as I set the challenges for Inspire.Create, and my baby is due any day (as I write this…. who know’s if it might have arrived before this post goes live!), I was a bit cheeky and set us a Baby themed challenge this time!

Fun Neutral Welcome baby card using Animal Outing from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card actually features a bit of a sneaky peak… that fun background is a brand new background stamp called Birch, that I was lucky enough to receive as a Prize Patrol at Stampin’ Up! OnStage last month. Here it is stamped in Soft Suede stamped off once, and then layered with a sheet of Vellum to make it even softer.

The Welcome and that cute Giraffe are from Animal Outings, which is a current set that is carrying forward into the new catalogue. I am super happy that this one is staying, it’s just so handy for baby and young children’s cards. I shared another baby card using the sentiments from it a little while ago.

Cute Giraffe Baby card using Animal Outings from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

One of my other favourite products that are carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue is the super pretty Stitched Labels dies, and I’ve used them here to add some extra layers behind our Giraffe Friend.

I suppose this card is slightly more boy that girl, but I was aiming for a neutral… because we don’t know the gender of our baby. But you could switch out the blue for a yellow or pink to make it more feminine.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 041 | Butterfly Gala Celebrations

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous sketch, a love a sketch with lots of wiggle room for creative interpretation, and this is one of those sketches!

Inspire.Create.Challenge sketch challenge

Because it’s such an open sketch, and with my rather limited crafting time at the moment I have kept my card fairly simple as well.

I was hoping that the Butterfly Gala stamp and punch set would be back in stock when this post went live, however, they are I believe stuck somewhere in customs in Germany for a little longer.

Lets Celebrate You Handmade Card using Butterfly Gala from Stampin' Up!

I am a huge fan of all things purple, in fact I had a friend at university who used to buy me things just because they were purple! This card uses a few ink colours (which you can find in the shopping list at the end of this post) to colour the butterfly wings. I love that this stamp set is also designed to a 2 Step Stamp; where the solid wings are also stamps for super fast colouring!

Celebration card using Butterfly Gala card from Stampin' Up!

While Butterfly Gala is a gorgeous stamp set, it didn’t have the right sentiment for this card. So I grabbed one of my current favourites; Itty Bitty Birthdays. Stamped in Highland Heather to match the card stock and Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.

I would LOVE to see what you create with this sketch, do share what you make with it, and check out the other Design Team members creations over on the Inspire.Create blog

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 040 | Floral Phrases Thank You

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a classic colour combination challenge. I had heaps of fun with this one as it’s totally in my comfort zone and plays really well into my love of white space…

Inspire.Create.Challenge Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge

With such a classic colour combination I decided to pull out a classic stamp set as well. I adore the Floral Phrases stamp set, but I haven’t used it for ages!

Classic stamped Thank You card using Floral Phrases from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah for Inspire.Create.Challenge

Using just Memento Black ink and my Stamparatus to ensure perfect positioning this card came together in a snap. This stamp is really clever as it looks like there are different shades of colour, but really it’s just inked and stamped once!

Inspire.Create.Challenge 040 Black and White colour Cardmaking challenge using Floral Phrases from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

To add a little extra something I added a trio of Basic Black Faceted Dots.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 039 | Bike Ride For You

You wouldn’t think I set these challenges… because this week had me totally stumped! Inspire.Create.Challenge 039 is a theme challenge, and the theme is pets!

Now, I do have a pet, the very lovely Freda the Cat, and if I had been super organised I would have made a fabulous scrapbook page, or a frame with her in, or something. However, as I mentioned on Monday, this past few weeks have left me a more than a little behind. So, I managed find the time and energy to make this project on Sunday… so reaching for the nearest stamp set featuring an animal!

Inspire.Create.Challege 039 Pet themed card using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

So, Bike Ride it is! This stamp set is so sweet, with that cute dog. The bike is stamped in Poppy Parade and Memento Black, while the dog is actually Crushed Curry and Blueberry Bushel! I just love 2-step stamping and this stamp set is perfect for this fun technique. The dog in particular is stamped using 3 separate stamps, they line up really easily, and it creates this really lovely multi-coloured stamped image too.

To you card using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The background is an embossed piece of Vellum. I have fallen back in love with dry embossing thanks to the very lovely Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder which is currently FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration AND has been confirmed as being carried forward into next years Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

The sentiment is actually taken from a Christmas stamp set, Merry Christmas to All, stamped in Memento Black ink to match the bike!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 038 | Needle and Thread!

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun sketch. I really love designing these, and like to keep things really simple so that you can let your imagination go wild on creating something really special.

Inspire.Create.Challenge Card Making Sketch Challenge

One of the things I really like to do with a sketch is take all the elements and move them around! I know, it’s a bit naughty, but really a treat a sketch like a sort of jumping off point, rather than sticking to the design religiously. So this week, I turned the sketch around and make a landscape card, rather than the portrait one in the sketch!

Needlepoint Nook Card using Rectangle Stitched Framelits from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card is really quite subtle, and has lots of white space… two of my favourite card making styles!

The Rectangle Stitched Framelits have become a permanent feature on my craft desk, and so they found their way onto this card too to die cut a pretty piece of Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper.

The main focus of this card is that Stitched Circle, with the sentiment from Needle and Thread and some second generation stamping in Mint Macaron.

And that really is all that there is to this card. Clean and Simple!

If you love this card as much as I do, my March Card Class also uses the Needlepoint Nook suite. This month is the last time that my classes will be available both In Person and Online for a couple of months while I take some time out of In Person events to have a baby… so if you’re local, I would LOVE to see you!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #037 | Incredible Like You

It took me two cards to get something I liked for Inspire.Create 036, and its taken me two cards again today! Sometimes creativity is really hard, and recently my crafty mojo has been somewhat Missing In Action! However, I have managed to create a fun card for today’s colour challenge, and I’m really rather pleased with this one…

Inspire.Create.Challenge Stamping Colour Challenge

This time we are creating with a rather soft colour palette, and I think that was my struggle. However, I knew I wanted to use the Incredible Like You Stamp Set. This set coordinates with a fun Card Kit, but works just as well on its own too!

Pretty Floral Adore You card using Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I started this card by die cutting that sentiment piece using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and then drawing around it onto my card stock in pencil. This allowed me to stamp the flowers exactly where I wanted them around the sentiment.

The flower is stamped using 2 stamps, the first stamped off and then the second layer stamped in full strength ink, both stamped in Mint Macaron.

I just adore you 2 step stamping card using Incredible Like You from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The card is finished with some random stamping of some of the little elements in a somewhat diagonal line across the sentiment and a scattering of sequins too!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #036 | Lovely Lattice

This week the fabulous Design Team over at Inspire.Create are sharing a whole load of Sale-a-bration inspiration. I’ve been struggling to come up with anything for this one… which is silly because the Sale-a-bration goodies on offer this year are AWESOME! I eventually settled on using the ever so pretty Lovely Lattice stamp set, although did have a disaster with Brusho before this card was born!

Pretty Lovely Lattice card using Sale-a-bration goodies and watercolour pencils from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Lattice stamp was stamped twice in Versamark onto Crumb Cake cardstock and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss powder. I then coloured 3 of the flowers on one of the images with Watercolour Pencils, and added some green leaves on the other image.

I have to admit that these flowers are not the easiest to fussy cut, however I think it’s worth it for the overall effect.

Let's Celebrate card using Lovely Lattice from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration with StampinByHannah

The card is finished with a sentiment stamped on Vellum and punched using the Classic Label punch, a trio of Glitter Enamel dots and full bow of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #035 | Just a note with Gingham Gala

I had a moment last week where I realised I am almost NEVER on time with my submissions for the challenge blog that I founded… until now! So, when I realised, I immediately ran up to my craft room and made today’s card with the items on my desk. I was prepping for my January Card Class (which was last night) and had made a heap of cards using the fabulous Gingham Gala suite and Butterfly Gala stamp set.

Inspire.Create.Challenges Stampin' Up! Challenge blog Cardmaking Sketch Challenge

This week’s challenge is a super simple sketch… share what you do with this over on the Inspire.Create Blog!

Handmade Just a Note card using Butterfly Gala from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I have been having loads of fun creating butterflies in different colours, coloured in different ways, and layering different stamps together to create different looks. This butterfly is stamped in Gray Granite, and then the solid colour of the wings is stamped with two separate stamps inked up with Highland Heather stamped off once. The sentiment was then stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in Gold over the top.

Fun Just a Note hand stamped butterfly card using Butterfly Gala from Stampin' Up! with StampinByhannah

The butterfly was then die cut using one of the Stitched Shapes dies and layered with a piece of Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper and some of the GORGEOUS Grapefruit Grove Foil Sheets (FREE) from Sale-a-bration.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #034 | Hey Love

Oh. My. Goodness, It’s been a month since our last Inspire.Create.Challenge, but it’s still come around awfully quickly. This past couple of weeks I’ve been busy prepping for my January Classes and Events, and the Hey Love stamp set has been sat out on my desk quite a bit… So, it only seemed right for it to find it’s way onto my first Inspire.Create post of 2019 too

Cute Valentines Card using Hey Love from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

We have a fun colour combination for this challenge; Call Me Clover, Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch, Calypso Coral and Lovely Lipstick. While these bright colours make me very happy, having them all together gave me a bit of a headache. So instead I opted to use the power of White Space on this one.

Handmade simple Valentines Card using Hey Love from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Me and my husband don’t usually go for mushy Valentines Cards, and so I thought this simple design was a pretty perfect choice for him… and who doesn’t love a Crocodile wearing heart boppers!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #033 | It’s Party Time, Party Favours with Mini Pizza Boxes

Fun Shimmery Party Favours using Mini Pizza Boxes from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge #033 It’s Party Time, Party Favours with Mini Pizza Boxes

Inspire.Create.Challenge Party Theme

It’s out very last Inspire.Create.Challenge of 2018, and we are going out with a BANG! This challenge will be open for entries for a whole 4 weeks (rather than the usual 2!) and we would LOVE to see your Party themed creations! Maybe your making Table Favours, Thank you Cards, Gift Bags, or some fabulous Decor projects, share them with us over on the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog!

Inspire.Create.Challenge Party Time Theme Challenge Hand Delivered Party Favour with Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Boxes

At the most recent Stampin’ Up! event I sat with one of my Stampin’ Besties (Sam of Sam’s Crafty Things!) and I realised that I had never actually used one of the Mini Pizza Boxes that have been in the catalogue for a few years. So, when I got home the first thing I got out to craft with was these fab little boxes… and made this fun Party Favour Box. The Mini Pizza Boxes come flat packed, but the slot together really easily, and they are food safe too (and the perfect size for a hand made cookie to two!

I added a hint of colour to this one using a sponge brayer, but you could also colour them by sprintzing or painting.

How to make a fun Table Favour with Mini Pizza Boxes from Stampin' Up!

The stamped panel uses the Hand Delivered Stamp Set. This stamp set is one of the hostess exclusive sets in the Annual Catalogue. These sets are exclusively available to customers who either hosts a party that spends over £150, or places an online order of the same value.

I stamped it with Memento Ink, and then coloured the balloons with a selection of Stampin’ Blends. I did HAVE to add a hint of sparkle to some of the balloons using a paint brush and some Frost White Shimmer Paint, which gives the effect of those fun shimmery balloons.

Right, that’s all from me today, do pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out the creations of the other Design Team Members, and share your creations with us too!

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