A merry little star

Just a quick post from me today (I’m away with family, and realised I hadnt scheduled anything for you lovely people over the weekend), I have a super exciting post for you on tuesday, so dont forget to check back then. Also, before I get to today’s card, pop over to my Facebook page, for regular updates and news from the craft room!

 

Right, card time! The Autumn / Winter seasonal catalogue was released this past week, so I thought I’d make another festive card, but this time using mainly non-seasonal product (saying that the sentiment is from the lovely Festival of Trees stamp set which I love so so very much!)

Stampin up Christmas star something to say

So this card uses the same techinque as THIS ONE, embossing the edge of the card blank with clear Stamp Emboss Powder. This time I used that lovely swirl from Everything Eleanor. The stars are stamped using the star from Festival of Trees as well as Something to say (from the annual catalogue). Oh, and that red ribbon?! well, that’s white organza ribbon (its so pretty) coloured with my Real Red Stampin’ Write marker!

I love this card, and although it uses several different techniques it was super simple to put together!

 

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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StampinByHannah offers for September!

Stampin' Up! Christmas

To celebrate the launch of the new Seasonal Catalogue, StampinByHannah is offering not only a FREE copy of the Seasonal Autumn Winter Catalogue 2014, but also a FREE gift for orders over £20!

Place your order now to receive:

  • your FREE copy of the seasonal catalogue
  • a FREE papercraft project – using the latest seasonal products

Book your Stampin’ Up! party and receive these benefits as well as a bonus gift! Grab your friends for a night of craft and fun, and earn Stampin’ Up! product 🙂

 

But wait…. theres more! If you are the hostess of a party before the end of October, and the total spend is more than £200, you receive a FREE stamp set!

Message me HERE for more information

Look forward to speaking to you soon

Hannah

Copy and Share Everything …..

I always find making birthday cards for children difficult, and I tend to gravitate back towards Stampin’ Up! Zoo Babies at every possible opportunity. I’ve had a few childrens (well toddlers) cards to make recently, including a first birthday ‘card-in-a-box’ that I forgot to photograph! Ooops! and had run out of ideas a little by the time another birthday came around, so where did I turn for inspiration ….. Pinterest!

Oh, Pinterest, how I love thee…… I use Pinterest all the time, to collate my ideas, record my projects, for inspiration for many things in my life as well as crafting. I love the organised way of creating ‘boards’, ensuring all my ideas about a particular topic are together – Stampin’ Up!, Wedding, Christmas etc. etc. Go and check out my Pinterest and follow along.

So, I was all out of inspiration, but thats OK, I have a Pinterest Board for that – CASE

CASE stands for : Copy And Share Everything, something actively encouraged by Stampin’ Up! So thats what I did

Stampin Up! Zoo Babies

Using the In Colours 2014-2016 – Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, and Lost Lagoon, the Zoo Babies Stamp Set, and some scraps of cardstock this was my make.

The recipient LOVED it!

Stampin Up Zoo Babies

 

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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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Super Simple Sunday – A work of art just for men!

Arent mens card hard! well, no….. not when you have Pinterest to help!

So today I was searching around on Pinterest, and came across this great idea for using Work of Art… When I bought the set I could see awesome backgrounds, and I could see flower, but I never saw a boat! until today

Stampin up work of art boat

So this card is super simple! I stamped the components of the boat in Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz, and Crumb Cake. The Sentiment is stamped in Pear Pizzazz on a background of triple stamped Crumb Cake dots (I love that stamp, so much!). I added 3 coloured pearls and matted the piece on a piece of Pumpkin Pie, and a Crumb Cake card base!

Easy peasy!

 

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

Lost Wishes….

Hello folks!

I have a lovely card for you today with an interesting technique.

This card using the Everything Eleanor Stamp set, with a sentiment from Blooming with Kindness (check out the bottom of this blog post for links!)

Stampin Up Everything Eleanor Blooming with kindness

 

This card was really easy to create, but is a little different as the stamped images are ‘cut off’ around the sentiment. I did this using a mask. I cut a piece of scrap paper to 1 1/2″ tall, and longer than the width of my card, and used temporary adhesive to attach it to the Whisper White piece of cardstock. I then stamped the flowery images from Everything Eleanor in Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey. around the mask. When you remove that mask, a clean, white space is left. To finish I stamped the sentiment in Lost Lagoon, and attached the whole piece to the front of a Lost Lagoon card base. The card was pretty, but wasnt quite ‘finished’ looking. So I punched three flowers using the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack, added jewels, and added them to the front of the card with Glue Dots!

Stampin Up Everything Eleanor Blooming with kindness

Simple, but really pretty.

 

 

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

 

Tuesday Tips! – Stamp ‘n’ Punch

So this weeks Tuesday Tip is something I think people struggle with – using your stamps and punches!

Stampin’ Up! © are producing more and more stamp sets that coordinate with punches (and framelets, but thats a different day!) and I know sometimes its hard to line up your images to get good punched images, so here are my tips:

  • line up your stamp the same way your punch is orientated
  • Stamp close to the edge of your paper
  • get your stamped images plenty of room for your punch
  • dont forget its only ink and paper (or cardstock) you can always try again!

Until next time…..

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

 

A Cute little Something

My card for today uses one of my favourite stamp sets for childrens cards – Zoo Babies. I just think this set is so versitile! Stamp in subtle colours for awesome new baby cards, or (like I’ve done here) use your Brights to create a wonderful card for any occasion.

Stampin Up Something To say Zoo Babies

To create this fun card for my Cousin’s daughters Thanksgiving last weekend, I stamped each of the animals from the Zoo Babies stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, one in each of a selection of Brights Inks; Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Burmuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquiose, and Rich Razzleberry! These were then punched out using my 1″ circle punch, and layered onto a color coordinated 1 1/4″ scallop circle.

A cute little something close up

The sentiment “a little something cute…. for your cute little someone” is taken from the Something to Say stamp set (it continues inside!), and is stamped in Real Red, to coordinate with the Card Base

I love this card, its super cute! for a super cute little girl 🙂

 

 

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

Inspired by….

Ok, so I have a confession to make, I watch A LOT of YouTube! A LOT! my excuse for this is that its my main source of inspiration. I love watching other people craft and create, I love watching craft room tours, and more than anything I love the mass of different ideas all in one place. I know a lot of people use pinterest for this, but for me its YouTube.

I subscribe to a countless number of crafters, creatives, organisers and others, giving me a diverse selection of ideas and projects, and this project is a ‘mash-up’ of YouTube and Stampin’ Up!

One of the people I watch a lot is Jennifer McGuire (her blog is AWESOME, go check it out!). Jennifer uses a number of different products, and I’ve made it a big of a mission to re-create some of her ideas (or CASE – Copy And Share Everything) using Stampin’ Up! product, so this is what this is……

Stampin' Up! festival of trees

This card uses the new Festival of Trees Stamp Set, available on the 28th of August. I love this stamp set, its so versitile, I can see ice-cream cones in its future! but for now I’ll stick with Christmas! It has a matching punch, making it super easy to ‘cut out’ the tree shapes, and it’s photopolymer so you can get these amazing two-step / layered stamping looks.

I love a couple of the techniques on this card, using Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the stamp (yes, it works on photopolyer stamps to!), using Old Olive and Early Expresso to colour the tree. I then used my Real Red Ink Pad to stamp the red dots (baubles / orniments / etc.). I stamped the stars in Crushed Curry on a scrap piece of Whisper White – I love that this stamp set also coordinates with the Star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack!

stampin up festival of trees

But my favourite technique on this card is the embossed edge! I stamped the chevron stamp from Work of Art down the side of the card blank in Versamark Ink, and heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I then assembled the card, attaching the Whisper White piece with the trees stamped on, to the Early Expresso Card Blank. This looked a little bare to me, so, like Jennifer, I added a strip of colour, in this case a 1/4″ strip of Old Olive card stock.

The sentiment is also from the Festival of Trees Stamp set, stamped in Early Expresso. I added the stars using Glue Dots, and called this card finished!

The Seasonal Catalogue launches on the 28th August, drop me and email for a copy!

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

Work of Art Card Process

Trying something different (yet again!) and thought I’d turn the camera on while I was crafting last week, and this is the outcome!

Work of Art Card Process

I really do LOVE the Work of Art Stamp set. I know some people find the big black images on the cover a little intimidating but once you look past that, and think thats not black – its possibility! its creativity! its wonderful!

I have a bit of a thing at the moment for layered stamping, I will blame Stampin’ Up! for that, 2 layer stamping in all over the new catalogue (still need to get my hands on that flower patch stamp set! Yum!)

So, this card didnt work out exactly as planned, and it definately has that ‘handmade’ look about it (something to do with the stamping halos I think) but I do quite like it!

Let me know if you’d like to see more ‘direct from my craftroom’ style videos (or anything else really!)

 

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

Deals and delights ….. this week at Stampin’ Up!©

Stampin' Up! Big Shot Bundle

Hi folks!

Just thought I’d drop in with a look at the offers and deals currently available from Stampin’ Up!

As usual (it is wednesday after all) there are Weekly Deals. This weeks offering includes chevron ribbon in Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder, two of the Bigz dies (for your Big Shot…. I’ll get to that in a minute!), an embossing folder, and the Artisan Label punch. The label punch coordinates with the lovely Label Love stamp set, and gives you great gift labels and card toppers.

Stampin' Up! weekly deals

The other great offer from Stampin’ Up! (that lasts until the 31st August) is the Big Shot Bundle offer!

This great offer allows you to get the Big Shot (in my opinion the greatest die cutting machine) along with a Stamp set and Die Bundle for£87.95, and then get 15% off the other Stamp and Die Bundles available! Awesome!

Stampin' Up! Big Shot Bundle

Now, what does this mean? This means that you can create fantastic coordinated cards and gift labels, without fussy cutting, giving you a more professional finish to your projects. Owning the Big Shot opens a new world of creating potentionals – embossing, die cutting, creating gift boxes (hint… that new seasonal catalogue is coming soon…..), cut paper, card, felt, fabric…. give your projects the WOW factor! Get your Big Shot today!

Already own the Big Shot, not a problem, you get 15% off the bundles mentioned too! Fantastic!

Wait… theres more?!

Yes!

Take a close look at those bundles! That Bright and Beautiful Stars Bundle…. thats right, a NEW stamp set! Due for release in the Seasonal catalogue, could be your now! and for 15% off….. now that really is too good to turn down!

To purchase head over to my shop now!

 

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