Pootlers Video Hop | Painted Christmas

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So, I have something a little bit different for you today, a video hop of videos from the Pootlers Team. We have a heap of ideas and inspiration for you from the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue, so Pop over to my YouTube channel and join in the fun!

Christmas Card using Patterned paper and Painted Christmas from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
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New Mini Catalogue and the start of Sale-a-bration 2.0!

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Just a very quick post from me today, just to let you know that the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue (with all the Christmas goodies in!) has been released this morning!

You can find all the new stamps, papers and more over in my Online Store, or request a paper copy of the catalogue HERE!

Also, today sees the start of the second Sale-a-bration of 2021! Shop £45 or more to earn free goodies, and grab a starter kit to get even more!

However, this Sale-a-bration ALL the products are While Stocks Last… So get your shopping lists at the ready so you don’t miss some fabulous products!

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Suite Highlight | Expressions in Ink

I shared the Sweet as a Peach Suite a few weeks ago, and loved giving you a bit more of an over view of a group of products. There are always a stack of suites in each Stampin’ Up! catalogue, and they are a great way of ensuring you can create perfectly coordinated projects.

Expressions in ink handmade birthday card using Artisitically Inked from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Expressions in Ink suite isn’t one that you could easily miss, seeing as its on the front of this years Annual Catalogue. But it is one that could be tricky to use.

Pretty faux alcohol ink birthday card using Expressions in Ink from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Designer Series Paper in this suite is stunning! The colour combination of Evening Evergreen, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Polished Pink, Shaded Spruce, and gold foiling, with florals and alcohol ink backgrounds. Of course, this paper is currently out of stock because it’s so lovely! However, I am keeping my eye on when it might be back, and will update my social media when its back available.

I think my favourite part of this suite though is the Ephemera pack. I have been really enjoying the gold die cuts, and those sequins are so handy for an added touch of sparkle.

Pretty Designer Series Paper Just Because card using Artistically Inked from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Suite Highlight | Sweet as a Peach

Hello! So, not only do I have a blog post for you today, but its the start of a new series here at StampinByHannah AND it includes a video too! Last weekend I attended a fabulous team event focused on the fabulous Sweet as a Peach suite from Stampin’ Up! and shared part of the video below as a Make and Take.

I adore team events, and I cannot wait for the day I can see these wonderful ladies in person for a great big hug. We usually get together 3 or 4 times a year, and I’m really missing seeing them all. This weekend was so nice, seeing everyone’s faces (although only on Zoom!), and getting to chat about crafty things.

So, every so often I am going to start sharing a blog post featuring a bunch of projects all using the same group of products.

One of the joys of Stampin’ Up! is the coordination, and suites take this coordination to another level. Grab a complete suite, add inks and card stocks and create a whole heap of projects that you can guarantee all work and coordinate together!

I have added a couple of other products to the suite, the Stitched So Sweetly dies are an absolute staple in my craft room. They just add the most perfect layer and are great for sentiments and focal images. The Tasteful Labels dies are another must have set for me, adding a little extra detail to every card. I’ve also used some Gilded Gems, just for a little sparkle too!

In the catalogue I wasn’t sure about this suite, however, once I started creating with it, I just couldn’t stop. The flower stamps are so pretty, although I think I do actually prefer the large peach stamp.

The Designer Series Paper in the You’re a Peach suite is a pretty collection of peach-y images, pretty florals, and some really handy basic prints. It’s all hand watercoloured and had a really fun colour palette of; Balmy Blue, Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Mango Melody, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, and Petal Pink.

Check out the video for a full look at the suite, as well as how to create these multi-tonal, stamped peached.

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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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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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First look at the Stampin’ Up! 2021-2023 In Colours and a quick card | Facebook Live Replay

Hi folks! So, I had hoped to get this post up a little earlier, but the babies had other ideas! Anyway, better late than never right? This past week I managed to get back to my Thursday night Facebook Live’s, I would love to promise this slot every week, and that is my aim, but there might be a few misses before I can get back into the swing of them properly.

Exciting things are happening at Stampin’ Up! this month as we prepare for the launch of the 2021 Annual catalogue. Now, I need to apologise at this point because I put a post out last week with a form for catalogue requests, but then had some blog-y issues and so lost all the sign ups! So, if you would like a catalogue, please pop over to my Request a Catalogue page again. I am so sorry.

I thought for my first Facebook Live back, we’d take a look at the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2023 In Colours. I am loving these 5 colours, and cannot wait to get properly inky using them!

Aren’t these colours so pretty. The 5 In Colours aren’t designed to work together usually, but rather to slot into the standard colour collection and introduce more ‘on tread’ colours, However, this year, I think anyway, that these 5 work really well together.

Take a look at the Video replay for a look at the colours in relation to some of our existing colours.

I did also manage to make a card using Fresh Freesia and one of the new stamp and die bundles too! The Pansy Patch stamp set is so pretty and I can see heaps of fabulously coloured flowers, both stamped and/or die cut coming with this one

The stamps and colours I used this week aren’t available to customers just yet, BUT you could add any of these items to your Starter Kit if you decide to become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and join the fun!

For more information on joining; check out my Joining page, or my Joining FAQ’s.

I can’t wait to stamp with you all again, thanks for stopping by today.

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Stampin’ Up! 2021 Annual Catalogue is coming…..

Hi folks! Yes! The Stampin’ Up! 2021 Annual Catalogue is right around the corner, and I just wanted to pop in and let you know a few important details

Order your Copy

I wont be automatically sending catalogues this time around, however I do have a stack of them available. I NEVER charge for a catalogue, but they do cost me to purchase and to post, and so if you would like one, please let me know.

I will be sending catalogue’s towards the end of April ready for the May catalogue start date

What else is coming…

Ok, so I have been quiet recently, after having my second baby in 2 years, life has been busy, and my little corner of the internet has been lower down on my priority list. However, I am coming back, although slowly, and am hoping to get back to regular Facebook Live videos very soon! Pop over to my Facebook Page to be notified when I go live… I will be sharing the new In Colours and some other new goodies!

Also, I will be opening a few spots for this years In Colour Club next week, so keep your eyes on the blog for that…. and I’m aiming to get back to some regular Stampin’ Inspiration emails once the catalogue is out!

I can’t wait to see you all soon!

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Ink Blending with Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes

If you’ve been here for a while you’ll know I love an inky technique, and as Stampin’ Up! have recently released their own Ink Blending Brushes I had to grab a set and have a go!

I’ve done Ink blending on the blog before, but always with a sponge, and while I like using a sponge for inky techniques, these new brushes make ink blending super easy.

The Blending Brushes are super soft, and so don’t leave those harsh lines that you can sometimes get with a sponge. I find that they blend colours together really well, particularly if you are using the same brush for two colours.

This first card blends Magenta Madness, Rich Razzleberry and Gray Granite, and I used the same brush for Magenta and Razzleberry. The stamp set here is So Much Love, and its a really pretty subtle floral that I head embossed onto the card stock before ink blending.

The sentiment and card base are both Gray Granite, and I think this really sets off the pinky/purple colours really well.

The dies I’ve used on both of these cards are the Stitched Rectangles dies. I find these so super handy, and the smaller dies are perfectly sized for loads of sentiments.

The Blending Brushes come in packs of 3, which I think is really handy as often 3 colours blended works really well. This second card I’ve blended Bumblebee, Granny Apply Green and Pool Party, for a really fun look.

The Blending Brushes are really easy to load with colour, just tap them onto your ink pads to pick up a little ink. I do tend to tap off once onto some scrap paper, but then its a simple case of using circle motions to sweep the ink onto the card stock. I should add, I do usually start off the card stock and work my way on with the colour, but this is probably just a habit from using sponges.

This card also uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. I just love this leaf stamp, it just adds the perfect level of something-ness to a background.

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