Repeat stamping with Free as a Bird

Hey folks! If you’ve been visiting my blog for a while you’ll know that I’m a big fan of techniques, but I haven’t really shared any for a while. Time to correct that then, today’s card uses repeat stamping to create a panel using Free as a Bird.

Repeat stamping using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I also love the Free as a Bird stamp set (and the coordinating Bird Ballard suite), and for all I really like the birds in this set, its the little stamps that really make my heart happy. I shared THIS card using the little flower stamps a couple of months ago, and it’s taken me far too long to use them front and centre on a card again!

Simple stamping with Free as a bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Really this card is pretty simple, just some stamping, an embossing folder and a couple of layers of card stock. I think that this type of card are my favourite to make too, simple but effective.

Repeat stamping is a simple technique, the only thing you need to remember to be successful at it is to stamp the larger images first and then fill in the gaps with the smaller ones. It is of course, also easier using Photopolymer stamps as you can see exactly were you’re stamping. Here all the stamping is in Memento Black ink, and the card base is Pretty Peacock

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Free as a Bird Friendship Card

Hey folks! I love the card I’m sharing with you today, it’s just the perfect mix of detailed and simple stamping, and I can see me making this one again and again with tweaks here and there already! However, this particular version of this card is perfect to send as a Friendship card, a just because for your bestie, or a thinking of you for a friend in need.

Free as a Bird Friendship card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

This is a really soft card, but by changing up the colours you could really make it pop! Maybe switching a layer for some gold foil, or colouring the birds, would totally transform it into something that would look very different.

Tone on Tone stamping with Free as a bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card all started with the back panel; tone on tone stamping using Pool Party ink onto Pool Party card stock. The tone on tone effect creates a little something extra, without being too in your face.

We're the best of friends card using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The bird are stamped in Crumb Cake ink to match the card base and layer. This is one of the huge benefits to using Stampin’ Up! products, there is no guess work; no “is this going to match” with regards to card stocks, inks, embellishments or Designer Series Papers, because YES they are going to match!

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Hello card using Free as a Bird

Hey folks! I have a cute little Hello card to share with you today. As you know I’ve been sharing team things all week, and this is the sort of card I send to new team members along with a token gift like the notebook I shared on Monday. I also make this sort of card for new club members too!

Hello card using Free as a bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card is a different size from my usual cards; as its a 4 x 4″ card base, with layers that are cut 1/8″ shorter and narrower each time. I am really enjoying using Designer Series Paper on cards at the moment, combined with these Stitched Nested Dies in particular, so pretty!

The birds are stamped in Memento Black ink and then coloured using Stampin’ Blends in Light Pool Party, Light Flirty Flamingo and Light Granny Apple Green for a subtle look.

Cute Hello Card using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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LAST CHANCE | June Crafty Selection Box Featuring Bird Ballard

Hey folks! Very quick blog post from me this morning, just to let you know that booking for my June Crafty Selection Box featuring Bird Ballard closes TONIGHT at 10PM!

June Crafty Selection Box featuring Bird Ballard from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This months box is a fabulous mix of gorgeous Designer Series Papers and a heap of coordinating products, and of course comes with an inspiration sheet AND qualifies you to receive my June Code Club Class PDF too!

The June Crafty Selection Box includes:

  • 1/2 pack of the Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper
  • 6 sheets of coloured card stock
  • 3 sheets of Whisper White card stock
  • 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim
  • Bird Ballard Trinkets
  • Pearlised Doilies
  • Copper Dotted Treatbags
  • Selection of Die Cut Stitched Labels
  • 6 Envelopes
  • An exclusive project inspiration sheet; set by email
  • A fun treat from me!
  • Access to the PDF download of this month’s Code Club Class that uses the Daisy Lane stamp set
  • Postage and packing

Order yours HERE!

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May Customer Thank You Cards with Bird Ballard

Hey folks! These should now be safe to share, particularly as I posted them last week (If you shopped with me in May, and didn’t get your card, do let me know!)

These cards were an absolute pain to photograph, and I really have not done them justice at all because the notecards are just gorgeous! But, I just had to share them with you anyway.

May Customer Thank you cards using Bird Ballard Note cards from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

These note card come in THE most gorgeous tin too! I am planning on collecting a few of these tins over the coming year, not that I know what I’m going to put in them!

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin

The circle in the centre was die cut out from the Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper and then layered onto a couple of other die cut circles. I did add a die cut circle on the inside of the card too to hide the glue!

Pretty bird Thank you card using 
Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment is taken from the Free as a Bird stamp set which coordinates with the cards and Designer Series Paper.

I kept this month’s card simple, because really the note cards do all the talking! If you love the Bird Ballard suite though, do check out this months Crafty Selection Box for even more inspiration!

Check out the StampinByHannah Crafty Selection Box for June using Bird Ballard from Stampin' Up!

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A Shabby Chic Card with Free as a Bird…

Hey Folks! I’ve got a slightly different style of card for me today (and another video… Yes! That’s 2 in less than a week!). I do love playing around with ink, whether that’s stamping, watercolouring, ink blending… etc.

Free as a Bird Card video tutorial using Bird Ballard from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I’ve been having an absolute blast crafting with my June Crafty Selections kit. This fun monthly kit contains a wonderful mix of Designer Series Paper, embellishments and more, and comes with a jam packed sheet of inspiration too!

You can get all the details about this month’s Crafty Selection Box HERE. Booking for this month’s box closes on Wednesday at midnight, and I would hate for you to miss out.

I’ve added a couple of bits to this months kit to create this card, in particular the Free and a Bird stamp and die bundle. I just can’t get enough of these birds, the are stunning simply stamped on their own, but really start to sing when they are coloured. This time I’ve used Blends, but I have a plan to watercolour them soon too!

Shabby Chic friend card using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Stitched Nested Labels Dies are definitely a new favourite in my craft room. They’ve started to appear on a whole lot of projects, and I can see them being a staple for a long time to come!

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Introducing StampinByHannah’s Crafty Selection Box!

Hey Folks! It’s a properly exciting day here at StampinByHannah as I introduce to you a brand new crafty kit to you, my Crafty Selection Box! I’ve been toying with the idea of a monthly craft kit for ages, and well, I’ve decided that its been an idea long enough and it’s time to release it to the world!

StampinByHannah Crafty Selection Box June 2019

So, each month I’ll release a brand new Crafty Selection Box! Each kit will include a fun selection of card stocks, Designer Series Papers, Embellishments and more, and will of course use Stampin’ Up! products.

This month’s kit uses the gorgeous Bird Ballard Suite. I am totally in love with this one, the Designer Series Papers are just stunning, and there are some fun embellishments in there too!

Stampin' Up! Bird Ballard Suite Crafty Selection Box with StampinByHannah

The June Crafty Selection Box includes:

  • 1/2 pack of the Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper
  • 6 sheets of coloured card stock
  • 3 sheets of Whisper White card stock
  • 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim
  • Bird Ballard Trinkets
  • Pearlised Doilies
  • Copper Dotted Treatbags
  • Selection of Die Cut Stitched Labels
  • 6 Envelopes
  • An exclusive project inspiration sheet; set by email
  • A fun treat from me!
  • Access to the PDF download of this month’s Code Club Class that uses the Daisy Lane stamp set
  • Postage and packing

Each month’s Crafty Selection box will cost £25 and you can choose from a monthly rolling subscription, or a one off kit.

There are a few items that you might want to think about adding onto your kit:


Payments are collected by PayPal. However, this doesn’t mean you need a PayPal account, just a Credit or Debit card.

This month’s kit is available today, and ordering will close on the 19th June at 10PM. Once this date has passed I will then order the required items from Stampin’ Up! and should have the kits out to you before the 28th June.

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Stampin’ Up! OnStage Make and Takes | April 2019

Oh dear, I probably should have shared these with you a couple of weeks ago, but I have only just around to it!

Back at the start of April I attended Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Telford. OnStage is an exclusive event hosted by Stampin’ Up! twice each year for demonstrators only. This time we got to see heaps of new goodies from the upcoming Annual catalogue! Very Exciting! Particularly as we got to play with some of the new stamps too!

Bird Ballard

Stunning Bird handmade card using Bird Ballard from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This first card uses one of my favourite new suites! Bird Ballard is just so pretty, and features these cute birds as well as some hand-coloured Designer Series Papers! I have a fun class kit coming using this suite next month so do keep your eyes open for that one! It’s one NOT to be missed!

The Designer Series Paper background has been coloured by one of the talented artists at the Stampin’ Up! Home Office using Stampin’ Blends so it will always match your projects. The birds on the branch were stamped and then hand coloured by me using the same markers.

Perennial Essence

Pretty Floral Monet inspired card using Perennial Essence from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This second card uses another new suite of products called Perennial Essence, and features the most GORGEOUS Monet inspired Designer Series Paper.

I have to admit my stamping on this one is a little off, but there was just SO much going on that chatting to my Stampin’ Besties sort of came before the stamping! In fact, I have one Make and Take that I didn’t even get to open, and another that is stamped but not quite finished!

Paper Pumpkin

Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin card for May 2019 with StampinByHannah

This 3rd Make and Take is super special! It’s actually part of a kit that you can get your hands on in May. The Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit is the first Paper Pumpkin that has been available world wide, and I am hoping that it means that we might get this fun monthly subscription in the UK very soon! But more about that next week….

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