InspireINK Blog Hop | Watercolour Simply Succulents

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and the first InspireINK blog hop of 2021. This month we were challenged to create a project using new products from this years January-June Mini Catalogue, and I am loving so many of the things in it I had a hard time choosing!

But then I saw this card on Instagram and was totally inspired to re-create it using the Simply Succulents stamp set.

Thinking of you using Simply Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The panel of watercolour paper was die cut using the Rectangle stitched dies, and I added a wash of Bermuda Bay ink as a watercolour. This is so quick to do; I put a bit of water on a clear block and add a dab of ink either directly from the ink pad, or using a re-inker. Then its just a case of painting it onto the watercolour paper. I often add the colour in layers, letting each one dry in between to give the piece more dimension,

The succulents are stamped in Memento Black ink once the panel was completely dry, and the panel was then added to the card base which had a layer of Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper.

Quick watercolour card for InspireINK using Simply Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I love a bold sentiment, and to create this will often heat emboss a sentiment in white onto a strip of Basic Black card stock. I did consider adding some pearls or sequins, but chose to keep this one embellishment free.

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Two big Birthday Cards….

It’s a special day today for our family, its the day my husbands Great Nanny turns 100. Now, we would have dearly loved to be celebrating all together, but of course we can’t. I can, however provide her with two handmade birthday cards. So that is what I have done.

The first uses the brand new Pretty Perennials stamp set, and the coordinating dies. I absolutely LOVE this stamp set, a sweet floral stamp set that makes my heart happy. Here I’ve stamped it in Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry and Old Olive, and used the matching Perennial Petals dies to cut them out. I also added one of the more detailed dies to the large flower for a bit more interest.

The sentiment stamps are lovely in this stamp set too. Here I’ve stamped ‘Happy’ in Memento Black, and then heat embossed ‘birthday’ in white. The Designer Series Paper is called True Love, and is a lovely collection of black and white patterns and florals. The 100 is die cut using the Playful Alphabet from some retired Gold Glitter card stock.

I have a fun class coming in February using the Pretty Perennials bundle and the True Love Designer Series Paper, so do check back for that.

The second card uses both new Sale-a-bration goodies, as well as a retired gem. Now, I wouldn’t usually share a project that features a retired item, but I know so many people that have them (or similar) that I felt that I could.

This card uses the lovely Paper Blossoms Designer Series Paper which is currently available for free with a £45 spend.

The 100 is die cut from Petal Pink card stock, a colour which is featured in the Designer Series Paper, and layered over a vellum label cut from the Tasteful Labels dies.

This card is finished with the birthday sentiment, taken from Blossoms in Bloom.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #082 Sketch Challenge

Hello! Well, it’s been a hot minute hasn’t it since my last Inspire.Create Design Team post. In reality, we took a bit of a break over November and December, but we are super excited to be back this month, and we are kicking off with a simple sketch challenge.

Don’t forget to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog to check out the rest of the Design Team’s creations, and to add your own makes to the link up too.

Quick and Simple Happy Birthday card using Pretty Perennials from Stampin' Up! for Inspire.Create.Challenge with StampinByHannah

I have been having heaps of fun this month creating with the Brand New stamp and die bundle; Pretty Perennials, and so it was handy on my desk when I came to make my card for this challenge.

As it’s such a simple sketch, I’ve kept my card pretty simple too, with some very simple stamping on a Stitched Circle die cut. The background is my first ink blending attempt using the new Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes… I LOVE them! They are so easy to use, and create a lovely, soft, ink blended effect.

Simple Stamping Birthdays with Pretty Perennials from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Then the card is finished with a trio of the Artistry Blooms Sequins.

Thanks for stopping by StampinByHannah today, and please do check out the Inspire.Create blog for more inspiration.

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Time to Sale-a-brate Berry Blessings with the Pootlers Blog Hop!

Welcome to StampinByHannah and the first Pootlers Team Blog Hop of 2021! This time we’re sharing a heap of projects using the new Sale-a-bration gifts.

There are a bunch of really cool Stamp Sets and Designer Series Paper packs that you can currently receive for FREE with an order of over £45! How cool is that?!

Berry Blessings

I thought I would create with the Berry Blessings stamp set today. This stamp set comes with a pack of Designer Series Paper and so requires a £90 spend, BUT it also coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and punch bundle from the new Mini Catalogue!

Quick and simply card using Berry Blessings from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2021 with StampinByHannah

One of the reasons I love this stamp set (and Sweet Strawberry) is that you don’t need to get the markers out to colour the images… as they all have a outline stamp and then a filled stamp to colour the image!

This card uses Misty Moonlight for the card base and the blueberries, and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and sentiment.

Simple Stamping using Berry Blessings FREE during Sale-a-bration 2021 from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I couldn’t pass the opportunity to stamp with blueberries either… they are my daughters absolute favourite fruit, I think she’d eat them at every meal if she could!

Check out the rest of the teams creations by clicking the images below, and I hope to see you here at StampinByHannah again soon

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Flowering Cactus Product Medley Class to go!

Hello. So, as promised, I have a whole heap of classes coming to you in 2021, and I thought, with the start of the new catalogue, we would kick off with this fun class using the Flowering Cactus Product Medley!

This class is available throughout January, and will automatically be sent to you at the end of the month if you purchase the product medley. Class includes a card kit to make 10 exclusive projects (including some 3D items!).

Or, you can choose to just purchase the card kit and instructions for £15.

Card kit contains;

  • 7 card bases and envelopes
  • 2 Clear Tiny Treat Boxes
  • 2 Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes
  • 1/2 pack of Artistry Blooms Sequins
  • A wooden coaster
  • Postage and Packing
  • Your January Code Club gift AND birthday special if you use the Code Club Code when you shop

To complete the projects the following ink colours would be useful, not not essential;

To join in, just purchase the Flowering Cactus Product Medley in January, or EMAIL ME at stampinbyhannah{at}outlook.com to order the kit and PDF only.

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Are you ready for Sale-a-bration 2021?

As well as the launch of the new January-June Mini Catalogue, today also sees the start of Sale-a-bration 2021!

This year Sale-a-bration is a little shorter, running from today (5th January) through til the 28th February. However, there will be something special coming in the middle of the year too!

As usual there are 3 fabulous parts to Sale-a-bration…

Shop

Every time you spend £45 in a single order, you get to choose a fabulous free gift! If you order £90 in a single order, you can then choose either; 2 gifts, or a fabulous stamp and Designer Series paper bundle that coordinates with one of the stamp sets in the Mini Catalogue.

Host

Earn an extra EXCLUSIVE stamp set when you host a qualifying party, or place an order of over £275!

Join

This is my favourite part of Sale-a-bration! Become a part of Stampin’ Up! by joining a fabulously friendly crafty community, receive at least 20% of every Stampin’ Up! order you place, choose £130 worth of goodies and pay just £99 PLUS receive 5 packs of 6×6″ Designer Series Paper too!

You can find all the products and details in the Sale-a-bration brochure, available HERE!

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New Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue!, a new die cutting machine and a Special Offer!

Oh yes! It’s a BIG day here at StampinByHannah (and for all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators), its the launch of the new January-June Mini Catalogue, and the start of Sale-a-bration (but more on that in a little bit!).

This new catalogue is fabulous. There are 9 gorgeous suites, heaps of lovely stamp and die bundles, a couple of great kits and a lovely product medley. I do still have some physical copies of the catalogue left, if you don’t have a demonstrator that you work with, let me know and I can pop one in the post to you this week.

Or you can download the PDF version HERE!

Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss…

As well as the start of the new January-June Mini catalogue, the Mini Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine is also available today.

This cute die cutting and embossing machine is perfect for those quick cuts, and doesn’t take up much room on your desk.

The machine costs £56, and has the same accessories available as the bigger machine. You can order yours today in my Online Store.

January Special Offer….

Today, is also my birthday! and to celebrate I thought I would treat my lovely customers. So, if you order using the Code Club Code during January, as well as receiving the usual hand stamped card and gift, I will also send you an exclusive card class!

Class will be emailed at the end of the month, and contains the instructions for 3 exclusive cards featuring goodies from the new catalogue, AND I’ll also include a card kit to allow you to make the cards (minus the stamping) as well!

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Stampin’ Up! January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue Open Box Facebook Live Replay

Hello! Just a quick blog post from me this morning. I did an impromptu Facebook Live earlier in the week to share the contents of my January-June Mini Catalogue Pre-Order.

I am absolutely loving this new catalogue, it is jam packed with fabulous stamp sets, and gorgeous Designer Series Papers. I have heaps of good stuff planned for the next 6 months, including more Facebook Live and some fun online classes. I really enjoy doing Facebook Live, however with two small people in the house trying to work out the best time to do one is almost impossible. Particularly at the moment when I’m trying to work around naps and feeds. However, I am aiming to get back to regular Facebook Lives in the new year, I just can’t confirm exactly when they are going to be!

Anyway, this weeks video is a quick look at my Pre-Order from the January-June Mini Catalogue. I will be sorting and posting catalogues over the weekend and into Monday, if you want a copy do let me know!

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Curvy Celebrations Make and Take

Hello! So, I’ve been meaning to blog this card for a while. I made it last month during a virtual Team event, and then life got crazy busy with the arrival of my baby boy (George), and blogging and crafting sort of fell by the way side a little. However, I have started to find pockets of time in my day to get back to the blog, and so it’s time to share this card!

Curvy Celebrations bird card with StampinByHannah

When I say, pockets of time, I’m actually typing this on my phone at 1am after a night feed! Oh the things we do!

Anyway, this card uses a lovely bundle of stamp set and dies from the upcoming January-June Mini catalogue. Quite Curvy is available now though as an early release, and I’ve had loads of fun playing with it!

Here both the leave border and the birds have been stamped and then coloured by using a Wink Of Stella brush pen to pull the colour across the image. I love this technique, which gives you a lovely, subtle shimmer to your stamping

Quite Curvy just for you card using Stampin’  Up! Products with StampinByHannah

Anyway, I am hoping to find 20 minutes or so on Tuesday morning for a quick Facebook Live and a bit of a sneaky peak at some of the new goodies that are coming in the new year, as well as new about some classes and kits I have coming up to. All depends on when my pre-order turns up though as I should have been here today but has been delayed!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by StampinByHannah today and I hope to see you again soon.

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Quite Curvy Bundle (English) [156228] £38.50 Gorgeous Grape A4 Cardstock [147011] £8.25 Purple Posy A4 Cardstock [150887] £8.25 Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin’ Pad [147099] £7.00 Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad [147106] £7.00 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush [141897] £7.50 Rhinestone Basic Jewels [144220] £4.75 Stitched Rectangle Dies [148551] £33.00

Stampin’ Up! End of Year Closeout Event 2020!

Stampin' Up! Closeout Sale Banner

Hello! Just a quick blog post from me this evening to let you know about the Stampin’ Up! End of year Closeout Event which starts tonight at 11PM!

This years August-December Mini Catalogue is due to end in less than a month and so a heap of the goodies included in it are on sale, while stocks last, from tonight through to the 4th January.

You can find all the details of what is retiring HERE, and pop over to my Online Store to shop before your favourites have sold out!

While your there.. check out the Clearance Rack which has also been updated!

Closeout Event Favourites…

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