Inspire.Create.Challenge #091 | Sweet Strawberry Sketch!

This week’s Inspire.Create is a fun sketch. Pop over to the blog to see the sketch, as well as the other fabulous Design Team creations. While I do love a sketch, I also love to change things up a bit, and so I used this sketch as more of a jumping off point than a recipe!

Watercolour Thank you card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

This watercoloured panel has been sat on my desk for a few weeks, just waiting for the right project. It uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, stamped in Stazon and watercoloured in Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freshia and Balmy Blue.

Watercolour Thank you card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Because the stamped panel is such a feature, I chose to keep the rest of the card super simple, and added the heat embossed sentiment on black card stock to pick up on the black stamping.

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Milestone Birthday with Blossoms in Bloom

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Welcome to StampinByHannah this morning! I am so excited to be joining in with the InspireINK blog hop again. This months theme was ‘Milestone Birthday’, and the last milestone birthday cards I made were for James’ 100 year old Nannie. So, I decided I’d make another card for 100, but you could use this idea for any birthday really.

Pretty Floral 100 year birthday card using Blossoms in Bloom from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Blossoms in Bloom stamp set is so pretty, and great for when you just need a hint of a floral. Here I stamped it in Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya, but all the colours I stamped off first for a softer look. Label dies are absolutely a staple in my craft room and these Tasteful Labels are a favourite at the moment, love the shape of this one.

Fabulous handmade birthday card using Blossoms in Bloom and Soft Succulent from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The numbers are die cut using the Playful Alphabet dies, from some Gold foil cardstock, and the card is finished with a trio of jewels.

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Happiness with Pansy Patch

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Welcome to the Pootlers Annual Catalogue 2021 Blog Hop! I am SO excited to be hopping with our fabulous team again. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen any of the team in person (Thanks Covid) and I cannot wait to give them all some seriously big squishy hugs at our next event.

One of my favourite suites from the new Annual Catalogue is the Pansy Petals suite. It’s come as a bit of a surprise really, because I’d forgotten that I’d even ordered it! But, it’s so fun to layer up the pansy stamps and there are so many wonderful colour combinations that I can’t see me getting bored with this one any time soon!

Happiness Handstamped card using Pansy Patch from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I made a Home Decor piece with this bundle last weekend, that used a fun pink and coral colour combo, but this time I’ve had a bit of a Google of pansies and found this pretty blue combination. So, the blooms here are stamped in; Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight (stamped off), Bumblebee (stamped off), Bumblebee, and Blackberry Bliss.

The stamps line up really easily, but the dies also coordinate with the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper if you wanted to go for a non-stamped card!

Fun Pansy floral card using Bumblebee trinkets and Stitched So Sweetly dies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The card base is one of the brand new In Colours; Soft Succulent, and its a colour I’m loving already! Here I’ve also used a piece of the Designer Series Paper in the same colour, from Pansy Petals, and the sentiment is also stamped in the same ink.

The Bumblebee Trinkets are the perfect finisher. So pretty!

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How to make 6 cards from one sheet of Designer Series Paper | Facebook Live Replay

I know, I’ve already shared one blog post with you today… but I didn’t want to start the new week without sharing this week’s Facebook Live video and cards! There are heaps of lovely packs of Designer Series Paper in the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue, but some of them have a few special features. This particular pack; Beauty of the Earth, has two sheets that are perfect for super speedy cards!

These cards are all super simple and quick to put together, do check out the video to see all 6.

Before I go, I just want to remind you about my In Colour Club; Registration closes on the 21st May, and I will be emailing everyone on the 22nd. I can’t wait!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #090 | Home Decor with Pansy Patch

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge theme is ‘Home Decor’, something that I don’t often venture into with my paper crafting to be honest. However, I do love a bit of decorating and accessorising my home, and when I do push myself to make something, it always makes me happy when I look at it.

I have been having a great time playing with the Pansy Patch suite from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue, and one of the cards in the catalogue really caught my eye. So, this is a CASE (copy and selectively edit) project of one in the new catalogue. I think it works well in a frame, what do you think?

The pansy’s are stamped using several stamps, but they are super easy to line up and create wonderfully lifelike blooms.

The large flower is stamped in Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Bumblebee (stamped off), Calypso Coral and Blackberry Bliss. While the smaller one is Polished Pink (stamped off), Polished Pink, Calypso Coral and Bumblebee. The leaves are Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen.

The Designer Series Paper is from the coordinating paper pack, and I added a layer of vellum embossed using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.

The ‘Smile’ sentiment is from another stamp set, Lovely You, and is stamped in Evening Evergreen onto a scrap of Soft Seafoam card stock.

The piece is finished with a couple of the Bumblebee trinkets, which did mean I couldn’t put the glass in the frame, but I think I can live with that!

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Stampin’ Up! Join+

This month, Stampin’ Up! have a fabulous joining offer available. Becoming a part of Stampin’ Up! is always a great deal; but this month it’s even better with £55 worth of goodies for FREE in your Starter Kit in addition to all the other wonderful benefits.

What is a Starter Kit?

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is a fully customisable kit of crafty goodies. It costs £99, but includes £154 worth of Stampin’ supplies of your choice.

But, its more than just a box of crafty stuff. It also includes a set of business supplies, free shipping, and instant access to a fabulous community of like-minded crafty folks. Demonstrators also get at least 20% discount on all their purchases, and there are multiple other discounts and benefits if you do decide to become more business orientated. There are also events (both online, and hopefully soon, in person), early order opportunities, access to Stampin’ Up! branded exclusives, team events, inspiration and much much more!

Do I have do business?

Absolutely not! There are lots of different types of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator…. some run a business, some shop at a discount, some share with their friends, some share with the world, some run blogs, some do videos, some just craft for themselves. Its absolutely up to you!

How do I sign up?

It’s very simple. Just follow THIS link, and follow the steps. Choose your Starter Kit items and sit back and wait for a fabulous box of crafty goodness to arrive!

You can find more information about Joining Stampin’ Up! on my Joining Page, or check my Joining FAQs

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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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2 quick card ideas using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin’ Up!

This week’s Facebook Live video was so much fun! I have been loving playing with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set for a while, and it was so lovely to be able to share it with you. We made two cards, both totally different to each other in style, but both easy enough to put together.

Handmade birthday card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This first card uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set along with the coordinating punch. I love a bundle, they are a super easy way to make sure you have products that work together, but also you get to save 10% over ordering them as two separate items!

The Designer Series Paper on this card measures 9 x 8 cm, and is the new Brights Colour Family Designer Series Paper. I love the patterns this year, simple but stunning and oh so handy to have in your stash. I mentioned in the Facebook Live that I have a page here on the blog that lists all my card measurements; you can find that HERE.

Sweet Strawberry Facebook Live Catch Up!

The second card uses a fun technique that I only spotted on the Stampin’ Up! Instagram account earlier on Thursday. But it was so simple that I couldn’t pass the opportunity to give it a go! Check out the video to see how simple it was to make this card.

Quick and Easy Thank You card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with Stampin' Blends and StampinByHannah

Do pop over to my Facebook Page, and give it a like to make sure you don’t miss this week’s Facebook Live video. I am trying to go Live every Thursday at 19:30 (UK time), but you can always catch the replay either on Facebook or YouTube.

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3 fun cards using Brushed Blooms and True Love from Stampin’ Up! | Facebook Live Replay

Hello folks! So, I promised I would get this video up on my blog, and thanks to two events over the weekend (InspireINK and Inspire.create.challenge) I knew it wouldn’t happen until today. I hope that’s ok though, better later than never! Anyway, I’ve started to do my weekly Facebook Live’s again on a Thursday evening, at about 19:30, and last week I shared 3 ways to use the fabulous Brushed Blooms stamp and die bundle and the True Love Designer Series Paper. Both of these can be found in the January-June mini catalogue. However both will retire at the end of June.

Handstamped Just Because card using Brushed Blooms and True Love from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I love a black and white patterned paper, just something so clean about it, and paired with a single bright colour (Like Magenta Madness) it really pops. The 2020-2022 In Colours work fabulously with the True Love papers, because they are so bright, a real contrast.

Quick and Simple card using True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The second card was a bit of a surprise to me. I usually avoid fussy cutting, but fussy cutting Designer Series Paper is so much easier than cutting cardstock that actually, I might do it more often! This card was also inspired by my friend Stacy Marsh and THIS card which she shared a few weeks ago.

One of the things I really love about the True Love Designer Series paper is the florals, can you imagine this print coloured with Blends. It would be lovely (side note; I do need to do that at some point…. soon!)

I am really enjoying getting back into my Facebook Lives, and dabbling in blogging again. Although, I am probably most active though over on Instagram. So, do pop over there and search for ‘StampinByHannah’ to see both crafting bits and some general life stuff too!

Quick and Simply Stamping featuring Brushed Blooms from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Thanks so much for stopping by StampinByHannah today and I hope to see you on Thursday evening at 19:30 over on my Facebook page!

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