Inspire.Create.Challenge #013 | Sending Hugs with Lovely Inside & Out

Inspire.Create.Challenges 013 Colour Challenge Card using Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge #013 | Sending Hugs with Lovely Inside and Out

 

I am LOVING the Colour Combination for Inspire.Create.Challenges #013….

Inspire.Create.Challenges 013 Colour Challenge

This colour combination was totally inspired by the Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper which is currently available for FREE with a £45 during Sale-a-bration. I know that the Inspire.Create Design Team will have some fabulous projects with it… you can find them HERE!

How to make a bright and fun card using Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper and Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up!

Because the colour combination was inspired by the Designer Series Paper I thought I would use the paper on my card. This is the second time I’ve used this paper this week, you can also find it in this weeks Make It Monday video!

This card also uses the Lovely Inside and Out stamp set. I have been really enjoying some of the pre-printed cards in Stampin’ Up! kits recently, and thought it would be fun to re-create the look with stamps, so the card base is stamped with one of the stamps from Lovely Inside and Out in Bermuda Bay ink for a cool tone on tone effect.

Sending Hugs card using Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up!

I cannot wait to see you creations with this colour combination! Share you makes with us at Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges #011 | Hedgehugs

Quick and easy Hi There card using Hedgehugs from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges #011 Hedgehugs

This weeks Inspire.Create.Challenges challenge is a fabulous sketch… I have waffled on before about how much I LOVE creating with a sketch, and I have previously shared my Sketch Top Tips with you too so this weeks card is simple and blog post short! Yes… it’s true… maybe!

Inspire.Create.Challenges Sketch Challenge 011

I have chosen to keep my card pretty simple for this challenge… and that isn’t unusual for me when I’m using a sketch. I have moved the circle a little but I have stuck fairly true to sketch this time. Life has been crazy busy recently with my day job, business, the impending end of James’ degree and all kinds of nightmares with house moving (which isn’t going well if your wondering!). So a simple card was really all I had time for!

How to make a cute card using Hedgehugs from Stampin' Up!

When I spotted the Hedgehugs stamp set in the Spring Summer catalogue I knew I HAD to have it. It’s just so cute! But I have really struggled to actually use it… So, when it came to making this card, I grabbed it as I knew that hedgehog would look super cute in a die cut circle!

Inspire.Create.Challenges 011 sketch challenge featuring Hedgehugs from Stampin' Up!

The hedgehog is stamped in Early Espresso ink, and I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Berry Burst and Powder Pink to add a little colour. I die cut him out after I stamped, and then added the sentiment after to ensure good placement.

I’ve finished this card with a strip of Wood Textures’ Designer Series Paper (I love this print, don’t you?) and a spritz of Early Espresso ink.

I would LOVE to see your creations with this sketch… why not share over at Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges #010 | Painted Harvest Colour Challenge!

Inspire.Create.challenges Colour Challenge using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges #010 Painted Harvest Colour Challenge!

Inspire Create Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge Bermuda Bay Melon Mambo Daffodil Delight

I really needed some bright colours this week… We have been surrounded by snow and ice and generally grey weather recently, and I needed some stamping to brighten my day!

How to make a Bright and Fun Valentines Card using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

I have a whole week of Valentines theme’d projects on my blog this week, and I wanted to continue that for the Inspire.Create.Challenge. So, I grabbed out a couple of my favourite stamp sets and set about creating!

There are two stamp sets are work here; Painted Harvest which carried over from the Autumn Winter catalogue… and Happy Birthday Gorgeous for the sentiment.

Bright and Fun Valentines Card using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

I have been playing with layers again on this card, and have a piece of lightly embossed Vellum, stamped and punched leaves, Copper Metallic thread and that bright and fun Sunflower die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

Do pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog and see what the other members of the Design Team have created… and share your creation with us too!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 009 | Heart Happiness

How to make a fun watercoloured Valentines card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge 009 | Heart Happiness

Inspire.Create.Challenges Love Themed Challenge

Oh yes… the next big card making event (other than Birthdays!) is Valentines day and this week’s Inspire.Create.Challenges Love Themed challenge should give you plenty of ideas and inspiration! We would LOVE to see your Love themed creations too… don’t forget to enter the challenge over on the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog!

Heat embossed Valentines Card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

The Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the new Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer catalogue is full of fun hearts (not a sentiment in sight!) and it coordinates with TWO sets of dies too; Lots to Love Box Framelits and the Sweet and Sassy Framelits. However, I did hand cut the tall skinny heart without much issue.

I actually filmed watercolouring the floral heart, which I will share on my Instagram later on today. I used a combination of Powder Pink, Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry to colour the heart, and lots of layers of colour.

Watercoloured Valentines card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

The other heart is stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto Vellum, and I hand cut it as I mentioned.

The sentiment is taken from the Petal Palette stamp set, stamped in Rose Red onto Shimmery White card stock. Before the ink was totally dry I rubbed over it with a dry-ish Aqua-Painter to create this watercolour wash effect. I have been loving using the Everyday Label punch, and I punched out the sentiment but it was a little big. So I trimmed it! I love the look actually.

Thanks for stopping by StampinByHannah today, and I cannot wait to see you Love themed creations over on Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #008 | Sketch Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge Sketch Challenge using Fresh Floral from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge #008 Sketch Challenge

Inpsire.Create.Challenges Sketch challenge 008

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous sketch! I LOVE creating from a sketch and will often turn a sketch on its head and make something a little different. Seeing as the card I have created here is SO different from the sketch I thought I would share my process…. and I actually have a second card I made (first) with the same sketch coming later in the week!

How to use a sketch to make a card for Inspire.Create.Challenges using Stampin' Up! products

So, how on earth did I get to this card from that sketch… well, I have a few sketch tips to share with you:

  1. Literally turn the sketch on its head…. rotate it by 90 degrees, turn it upside down, flip it to the other side… a sketch can be really fluid and using one is all about interpretation
  2. Take on the elements…. take each element individually, and move it, change its size, or change the shape altogether!
  3. Play with colour…. remember that ultimately this is YOUR creation, and you can make it any colour, use any Designer Series Paper or stamps that you like
  4. Check out what other people have done with the same sketch…. sometimes the sketch just doesn’t jump out at you, so check out the Design Team’s work and see what they have done, maybe they have some inspiration for you! This is one of the reason’s I just LOVE a sketch challenge!

Inspire.Create.Challenge Sketch Challenge using Fresh Floral from Stampin' Up!

This particular card came to me at about 11PM, once I was in bed… and I did managed to sleep, but it was the first thing I did when I got up the next morning! I just adore this Designer Series Paper, it is Fresh Florals from the Annual catalogue and the pack is a bumper 40 sheets using the 2017-2019 In Colours. The paper coordinates perfectly with the Floral Phrases stamp set (that also has some fabulous dies to go with it too!).

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Inspire.Create.Challenges 007 | Colour Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenges Colour Challenge December 2017 using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges 007 | Colour Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge December Colour Challenge

This weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge has a festive feel, however, I made a very conscious decision NOT to make a Christmas card this week. Partly because I have made more Christmas cards this year than I have people to send them too, and partly because tomorrow is the LAST day to shop Stampin’ Up! to ensure your goodies arrive before the man in the red suit, and so I would expect that you have probably finished making this years cards too!

How to make a quick and simple valentine using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up!

Keeping things pretty simple this week… I’m sure we have enough to do without making complicated cards too. So, it’s an almost one layer affair with a Big ol’ sentiment and some accent stamping!

I love this type of card for a quick ‘thinking of you’ or ‘thank you’ card. I thought this would be perfect for a simple Valentines, or even a sympathy card. There are lots of times we send Love… and why not send it handmade!

Inspire.Create.Challenges Colour Challenge December 2017 using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up!

All the stamps here are from the Lots of Love stamp set. I am LOVING big sentiments at the moment, ones that fill the front of your card and make sending that handmade Love really quick and easy. Once that sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake, it’s a simple case of adding leaves and flowers in the other colours in key areas. When I’m accent stamping like this, I tend to go for 3 groups of stamped images, the same way I do when I’m added embellishments. The eye loves a trio of things, and it helps to pull you around the card too.

We would LOVE to see what you do with this colour combination, check out the other Design Team members creations over at Inspire.Create.Challenges! 

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #006 | Painted Harvest Fancy Fold

Inspire.Create.Challenge How to make a Fancy Fold card using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge #006 Painted Harvest Fancy Fold

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a theme… Now, I don’t really know what I was doing when I set this challenge. I also managed to complete forget about it, so when I was planning on Saturday afternoon and I suddenly realised that I needed to make a Fancy Fold card for this week’s challenge even I panicked! But, I turned to an old friend, and I think it turned out ok!

Inspire.Create.Challenges Theme Challenge Fancy Fold Cards

I do LOVE a good fancy fold. I have a heap of Fancy Fold video tutorials over on my YouTube channel if you want to check it out.

Inspire.Create.Challenge Theme Challenge Fancy Fold Cards Double Diamond Fold using Painted Autumn from Stampin' Up!

This is a Double Diamond fold card. They are super simple to put together…. the trick is all in the scoring! I have made these a couple of times now, and you can find the video tutorial for it HERE. This version uses Crushed Curry card stock for the base, with layers of Early Espresso card stock and Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.

To create the perfect layers I used the Layering Squares Framelits dies.

Measurements:

Card base – Crushed Curry Card Stock – 4 x 10″ (10 x 25 cm)

Score on the long side at; 2, 4, 6 and 8″ (5, 10, 15 and 20 cm)

Score on the short side at; 2″ (5 cm)

Rotate the card stock back so that the long side is at the top, and then make two marks along the horizontal score line at 3 and 7″ ( 7.5 and 17.5 cm)

Inspire.Create.Challenges Double Diamond Fold Card using Painted Autumn from Stampin' Up!

The biggest issue when it comes to sending Fancy Fold card is of course the envelope! Stampin’ Up! have this covered with the Envelope Punch Board… Fully coordinating, perfectly sized envelopes in flash!

Measurements:

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper : 7-7/8 x 7-7/8″ (I tend to stick to imperial measurements with the Envelope Punch Board, just feels easier!)

Punch and Score using the Envelope Punch Board at 3-3/8″ and then follow the score lines to punch and score on each side.

Inspire.Create.Challenge How to make a Fancy Fold card using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

Thanks so much for stopping by StampinByHannah today. I would LOVE to see your Fancy Fold creations! Why not add them to our gallery over at Inspire.Create.Challenges?

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Inspire.Create.Challenges #005 | Season’s Greetings

Inspire.Create.Challenges Sketch Challenge using Year of Cheer from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges #005 | Season’s Greetings

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is my personal favourite, we are using a Sketch this week! I LOVE a sketch, partly because I LOVE moving all the elements around and making something that looks nothing like the sketch at all, and partly because I love seeing what other people do with them!

I haven’t altered the sketch very much this week because I needed a quick card because I was away at Stampin’ Up! OnStage last weekend time hasn’t been my friend.

Inspire Create Challenges Stampin' Up! sketch challenge

As the challenge coordinator for Inspire.Create.Challenges I have been aiming to keep our sketches nice and simple. One so that it’s not a lot of work for the AWESOME Design Team, but also to make sure they aren’t too complex for a new card maker to follow along with. I LOVE this sketch, you guys know how much I use my circle dies… and this sketch just gave me another excuse to get them out (not that I needed one!)

Silver Christmas Card for Inspire.Create.Challenges using Year of Cheer from Stampin' Up!

This card uses the lovely Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper (Can you tell I’m in love with this a bit at the moment, it was on my Christmas Countdown project last week too!). The paper does come in Whisper White, with Metallic foiling (Yum!), but I have added colour here with a Sponge Brayer. So, I had intended for the added colour to be Smoky Slate to match the card base, but apparently my Sponger Brayer wasn’t quite as clean as I thought I was! I made 8 of these, and some of them have more than a hint of Tranquil Tide about them!

Measurements:

Card Base – Smoky Slate – 21 x 14.85 cm, scored on the long edge at 10.5 cm

Whisper White Layer – 14.3 x 10 cm

Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper – 9.5 x 4.7 cm

Inspire.Create.Challenges Sketch Challenge using Year of Cheer from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment circle is taken from the Cheers to the Year stamp set. I decided to embrace the Tranquil Tide and go with some stamping and card stock in the same colour, while the sentiment picks up on the hint of metallic from the Designer Series Paper and is Heat Embossed in Gold.

I thought that was going to be the card finished, but it just looked a little bare. So, I hit my ribbon draw and came up with this really pretty 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White for some cute bows.

I cannot wait to see what you make with this sketch! Don’t forget to join in over at Inspire.Create.Challenges.

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Inspire.Create.Challenges #004 | Your Kindness Means So Much…

Inspire Create Challenges Kindness Card Colour Combination Challenge using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

I cannot believe it is already the 4th Inspire.Create.Challenge…. I hope that you are having as much fun with these challenges as I am!

I have a pretty simple card for you today, but the stamps on this one do ALL the talking!

Inspire Create Challenges Stampin' Up! Colour Combination using Island Indigo Soft Sky Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White

This colour combination was totally inspired by a swap group at a recent team training I attended. You might remember THIS card I made with the same colours! Actually this card has two sources of inspiration…. because I made it quite quickly after making THIS rainbow creation too…. Do you find that, when your making a few cards at once they seam to use the same stamp set, or have a similar layout? I certainly do! I actually made this card before our first challenge…. and it has been sat on my desk waiting for its moment for WEEKS!

Inspire Create Challenges Kindness Card Colour Combination Challenge using Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

Can you guess what Stamp set I have used here? It’s Painted Harvest! I know…. a Painted Harvest card without a sunflower?! This stamp set has the most amazing leaves (don’t tell, but I love the leaves more than the flower!!!) and although they are designed to be stamped one on top of the other (2-step stamping) I really like the look of the more detailed stamps on their own.

Here the leaves have been stamped around the card stock in Island Indigo and Soft Sky. With that cute little dot stamp added in Flirty Flamingo.

The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black… I almost went for Island Indigo, but just felt it would be lost and that a slight variation in colour would help it stand out.

Don’t forget to click over to the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have created with this fun colour combination!

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Mr. and Mrs. for Inspire.Create.Challenges #001

Inspire.Create.Challenge Wedding Card Colour Challenge using Year of Cheer from Stampin' Up!

Hello! Oh I am so excited … and a little nervous about today’s project! Today marks the start of something brand new here at StampinByHannah! Today is the launch of the Inspire.Create.Challenge Papercraft challenge blog… of which I am a Design Team Member and challenge coordinator! Every other Wednesday I will be sharing a project based around the challenge here on my blog… but I would LOVE you to join in too! You can find a heap of inspiration and ideas over on the Inspire.Create.Challenge Blog, as well as how to enter!

Inspire Create Challenge Colour Challenge #001

Our first challenge uses our challenge colours! I cannot wait to see what the other ladies have made using this slightly unusual colour combo!

Year of Cheer Wedding Card using Stampin' Up! products

I have used the Cheers to the Year Stamp set here to create a fun, yet simple wedding card. I love that swirly circle stamp… when I saw it in the catalogue it reminded me of THESE cards I made last year with a different stamp set. I have stamped the circles with Calypso Coral ink, and added the heart stamp from the same Cheers to the Year stamp set in Basic Grey.

Inspire.Create.Challenge Wedding Card Colour Challenge using Year of Cheer from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and has been heat embossed in White on a strip of Calypso Coral card stock.

This card is finished with scattering of White Perfect Accents that I have pealed the backing off of because the stamped layer is Shimmery White Card stock and is just slightly off white. However, the camera hasn’t pick up on these particularly well.

Do go over to Inspire.Create.Challenges to see what the other lovely members of the Design Team have created…

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