New Stampin’ Up! In Colours!

So, its a busy day here! (and of course I have a mountain of things to do, including a training course for my day job!)

But, by the power of the interwebs (and scheduled publishing!) I’m here with you today, on this awesome NEW CATALOGUE DAY! Yipee! Very Very exciting!

More about the new catalogue later in the week, today I thought we’d have a look at the Brand New Stampin’ Up! In Colours for 2014-2016!

We have 5 new colours this year: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Tangelo Twist.

They are all stunning colours and help to add depth and variation to your Core Stampin’ Up! Colour Collection

Back Soon with more goodies from the new catalogue. Message me (HERE) if you want one for FREE! (UK only)

 

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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Custom Stampin’ Up! Color Coach!

Stampin Up Custom Color Coach

I recently wrote a post about the Stampin’ Up! Color Coach (See it HERE!) I love it, I think its an awesome tool (and Yes! you definitely need one!), but there was something missing! I’ve customised mine to meet my needs, and I thought I’d give you a peak!

I like the screw fastener the Color Coach comes with, but I like a bit more flexibility (I move the swatches around a lot and I like to be able to have one on its own, which I found a little awkward with the screw), So, I swapped it out for a O ring (most likely found at my local craft-type store, maybe in a mini-album kit, but believe me its been floating around my craft room for a good while!).

I also like to be able to see at a glance which inks I currently own (no, I don’t have them all yet! one day soon hopefully!), and what a tone on tone looks like. So, I stamped the same colour of ink on the card (Eg: Melon Mambo Swatch, stamped on with Melon Mambo ink) using the Everything Eleanor Swirlly stamp.

Now I can move the swatches around much more easily and see which colours I have (and which ones I need to get next!)

 

 

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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2014-2016 In Colours Sneaky Peak! Stampin Up! UK

So, It new catalogue launches on the 1st July 2014 (Tuesday! So. Very. Excited!) As a demonstrator I get the chance to get some products a little early (if you also want this chance click here!) so I’ve had the new In Colours for a couple of weeks, they are so beautiful. I have a video coming next week looking at the ink colours themselves, but I thought I give you a little sneaky peak at a couple of the colours (as well as a lovely stamp set).Stampin Up Work of Art Thank you

 

This card also showcases the Second Generation stamping technique (more on that soon!), and also features a few of the basic jewels, but that’s all I can tell you for now! Check back on Tuesday for more from the new catalogue as well as some more awesome cards and videos!

 

Stampin Up! sign and save

 

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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Stampin’ Up! UK Everything Eleanor Card

So this card took me ages! and there is still something I’m not happy about, but its made now (and photographed, and now blogged) so it is what it is.

I am currently totally in love with Everything Eleanor, the swirl, the flowers, that fabulous journalling spot / ornate circle. So I wanted to create a multi-layered card with a number of the stamps from the set.Stampin Up! UK Stampinbyhannah Wish Big Everything EleanorThe card itself is a 5×5 inch square card. The swirl is stamped first, and in Smokey Slate, and I layered the frame over it in Daffodil Delight. The ornate circle, stamped on Whisper White in Temptin Turquoise, actually coordinated with the 2 1/2″ circle punch, but I preferred to fussy cut it.

The sentiment Wish Big, is another from A Dozen Thoughts. The get the two tone effect I used Stampin’ Write Markers to colour each word individually. Its then punched out using the 1″ circle punch, and backed by the 1 1/4″ scallop circle punched from Daffodil Delight cardstock. The 3 basic jewels were then added, before the card was assembled.

I really like the colour combination, and keep returning to it. Are there any colour combinations you use again and again?

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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Why Stampin Up Ink Pad Labelling Will Change Your Life!

Stampin Up Ink Pads

Stampin’ Up! Inkpads are all very special. The Formulation of the ink is like no other. Its great for line stamping (so for sentiments and images with lots of open space) and for more solid stamping (those stamps that have no open space at all). As Stampin’ Up! ink dries the image ‘flattens’ out so that image you stamped that looked a little blotchy is sudden as smooth the cardstock underneath.

Also all the ink pads have refils available, so you only ever have to buy the inkpad once! and they coordinate with our Stampin’ Write Markers, Blendabilities (Coming soon!), cardstock, designer series papers, Project Life cards, and many embellishments! This means that not only can you stamp great images, but you can fully coordinate your projects!

The thing is however, that the design of the inkpads themselves mean that when they are stacked, or put into a storage system (such as THIS ONE!) you cant see which colour is which! Stampin’ Up! have carefully negotiated this issue by supplying stickers with each pad. Take your shiny new ink pad out of the cellophane and turn it over! There you will find, attached to the bottom of the pad, 4 stickers, stating the colour of the inkpad (one in each of our four main languages; English, Spanish, French, and German). Peel the sticker sheet off of the bottom of the pad, and the select the correct sticker for you! Then is the tricky bit, getting the sticker on the inkpad!

I have found the easiest way to do this is quickly! Hold the sticker at both ends, the inkpad will balance on one end for long enough for you to line up the sticker, making sure its only on the lid of the pad (not across the lid and the base – you’ll never get into the ink!) and press it down firmly.

Now your inkpad is labelled with the colour on the front edge, making for much easier identification!

 

 

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 peak @ Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about Project Life by Stampin’ Up! about Project Life along with some tools to help you complete your Project Life!

I have just received my Project Life by Stampin’ Up! kit; card collection, accessory kit, page protectors and the new corner rounder punch to coordinate, see it all HERE!

 

 

 

 

I love this system! Stay tuned for more Project Life here on my blog and dont forget to subscribe to my YouTube to get the newest video first!

What are you going to Project Life?

 

 

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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Congratulations …. Zoo Babies Card

So, looking through my stash of items that haven’t been retired my stamp sets have dwindled a little, and forgot sets have been remembered, this one inparticular … Zoo Babies

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This card is super simple: Zoo Babies stamp set (isnt it just the cutest!), three colours picked from the suggested colour combinations in the Color Coach; Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight, on Whisper White cardstock. The Sentiment is also from the same stamp set, stamped in Melon Mambo onto a handcut Whisper White banner, and popped up on a couple of Dimentionals.

I love a card with a bit of white space!

 

 

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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Sign and Save …… time is running out!

June is a busy month for Stampin’ Up! The retiring list is up and you now have less than 2 weeks to grab your favourite products before they disappear for ever (that’s if they haven’t already gone!), new catalogue launch is only weeks away with exciting new products round the corner, and Stampin’ Up!’s sign and save deal is in full swing!

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So, what is sign and save? You’ve been on the main Stampin’ Up! website and its plastered all across it, I’m talking about it, and you’ve heard the buzz around other places too, but what is it?!

Sign and Save is a great deal for those interested in joining Stampin’ Up! and becoming a demonstrator. The price is only £50 (rather than the usual £99) and for that you get £55 worth of product of your choice, anything from the current annual or seasonal catalogues, from the clearance rack or retiring list, could be yours. You also get the £45 business pack to get you started, access to the demonstrator section of the Stampin’ Up! website, with loads of tips and tricks, news and ideas. You get your own Stampin’ Up! webstore (free for the first two months if you sign up for it within 21 days of becoming a demonstrator), and you’ll get access to the new catalogue and pre-order to get your hands on some of the shiny new products before anyone else!

 

Thinking about it? You haven’t got long! this offer ends on the 30th June 2014!

Contact me now via my email: Stampinbyhannah@outlook.com for more information

 

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

 

 

The Stampin’ Up! Colour Coach …… and why you need one!

So I had a parcel last week from my upline, a lovely welcome to my team card, one of her fabulous notebooks and a colour coach. Now, I’d seen the Colour Coach in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue, I’d looked at it, and thought “don’t need one of those, I understand colour, I know which colour work and which don’t!” I have always made my own colour swatches in the past, I have a tag for each Ink pad I own (including my Stampin’ Up! ones) so if I want to a can compare different colours, and I have used them previously to match inks to patterned papers or to choose an ink  colour for a particular stamp or image, so I really wasn’t planning on getting the Stampin’ Up! colour coach.

 

I was so very wrong! The colour coach is awesome! Each colour gets its own card; the front it a solid colour with it name and colour family along the side and bottom, while the back shows you 2 three colour combinations including the colour of the card, along with its ‘sister’ colour for creating a monochromatic look, two step stamping or choosing coordinating ink and cardstock.

The front of the guide explains how the coach works, while the back card gives you space to create your own colour combinations. The coach also include two cards giving the colours in each colour collection: subtles, brights, regals, neutrals. The current In Colours are available as two separate packs, one for the newest colours and one for the returning colours.

 

Stampin’ Up! also provide a great PDF (available here) which give you further tips and colour principles to get you started in your colour journey.

 

Check out the Colour Coach in my shop

 

 

 

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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Guys Wedding Favour boxes – Gum Holder

So, We get married next year and I am currently in the middle of making invitations, place cards, wedding favours and all the other bits of wedding stationary!

During a discussion with the other half he mentioned about wedding favours, and something for the guys (I don’t see whats wrong with chocolates, but still, packets of chewing gum it is!) Each guest will be getting a wedding favour, but I am making a selection as different people need different things: bridesmaids, groomsmen, children, will get different things.

Which brings me in a sort of round about way to this weeks project: gum holders….

 

This holds a triple pack of a famous brand of chewing gum.

 

 

The cardstock piece measures 3 3/4 by 7 1/2, or 10cm x 19.5cm (not what I said in the video!)

Scored on the long side at:

1, 1 1/2, 4 1/4 and 4 3/4 or 2.5, 4, 11, 12.5cm

Scored on the short side at:

1/2 and 3 1/4 or 1.5 and 8.5cm

 

 

 

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