Home to Roost Birthday Card

So, today I thought I would share my final Sale-a-bration make of 2019… and James’ birthday card!

Home to Roost Birthday Card for Sale-a-bration using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Home to Roost is available for FREE when you spend £45 before Sunday night! I cannot believe that Sale-a-bration is so nearly over… however, that does mean that we are closer to the start of the new Annual Catalogue and something very exciting that launches on Monday!

Bright and fun guys birthday card using Home to Roost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

My top tip for guys cards is to keep things fairly simple. Here I stamped the Rooster onto Watercolour paper using Staz-on. I did use my Stamparatus for this to ensure a really deep, crisp, black image onto the bumpy paper.

Then, to add some texture I added some dots of Fine Tip Glue and let it dry really really well before watercolouring the piece in Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel and Real Red inks.

The other texture on the card is the embossed front using the hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, and then adding the watercoloured panel with dimentionals to a piece of Crushed Curry Card stock.

How to decorate the inside of a card using Home to Roost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I couldn’t not decorate the inside of this card (James always requests something special on the inside when I’m making a card for him to send!) and so I added some stamping and a strip of Crushed Curry card stock to finish.

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Quick and easy Birthday Card with Itty Bitty Birthdays!

I needed a manly birthday card this week for my Brother. He is a nightmare when it comes to birthdays (or any other present buying occasion!) and often asks for things like socks! So this year, he got socks… because my brain does not have the energy or the space to think of something else! Nor does it have the time to design a fabulous card for him… I know it’s bad, but really when it comes to guys cards, I’m of the opinion that simple is better anyway.

Musical Birthday card for guys using Itty Bitty Birthdays from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Sam is really into music, so using the Sheet Music background stamp is always a pretty safe jumping off point for his card. However, I apparently didn’t clean it very well they last time I used it, because my Crumb Cake image has patches of red! However, I really quite like the look… so I rolled with it!

Birthday card using the Sheet Music Background Stamp from Stampin' Up! and Itty Bitty Birthdays with StampinByHannah

I try to make a big thing of the sentiment on guys birthday cards, particularly when they are simple like this one. One of my favourite sentiment stamp sets at the moment is Itty Bitty Birthdays; it has a selection of great sentiments for Birthdays and celebrations, and I particularly like this bold Happy Birthday. Here it’s stamped in Early Espresso and punched using the Classic Label Punch.

To add a little something to the sentiment I also added Classic Labels in Pacific Point and Call Me Clover to finish the card.

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Happy Birthday with Needlepoint Nook

I have been LOVING the Needlepoint Nook suite this month… and I have even more inspiration to share with you later in the month as my Monthly Card Class features this pretty suite too!

Happy Birthday with Needlepoint Nook from Stampin' Up! handmade card from StampinByHannah

This card uses just about every one of my favourite elements of this suite… that super pretty swirly stitched stamp, the sentiment font, those lovely faux stitched stamped flowers… and don’t get me started on how GORGEOUS the Designer Series paper is!

Hand stamped Birthday Card using Needle and Thread and the Needlepoint Nook suite from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Booking for my Needlepoint Nook Card Class closes on Monday! Places are still available for both In Person and Online options… Book today!

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Rooted in Nature | Man’s Birthday Card

This Man’s Birthday Card has been sat in my pile of cards to blog about for about 2 months. In fact this card was received by the birthday boy before Christmas, and I’ve only just got around to sharing it with you.

Rooted in Nature birthday card for men using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

I like to keep men’s cards simple, and I love using the Rooted in Nature stamp set for that too. Here I stamped that fabulous wood piece in Gray Granite before layering over the ribbons and sentiment.

Speaking of the sentiment, this one is from the new Itty Bitty Birthday’s stamp set, and its perfect for a simple Happy Birthday! Here I’ve heat embossed it in white onto a scrap of Basic Black card stock

Quick and Simple Birthday Card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card was then finished with a couple of lengths of ribbon; Burlap and Grosgrain in Call Me Clover, and one of the lovely True Gentlemen Buttons.

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Inspire.Create.Challenges 032 | Anything goes with Rooted in Nature

Hand Stamped Leaf Birthday Card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges 032 Anything goes with Rooted in Nature

inspire.create.challenge 032 Anything Goes Sketch

As you may know, I set the challenges for Inspire.Create, and this time I thought I would be really mean and set a completely blank challenge! I cannot WAIT to see what you guys make for this one too… don’t forget to check out  the Inspire.Create blog to see the fabulous Design Team’s work and enter your own creations.

Inspire.Create.Challenge Anything Goes Sketch Challenge Happy Birthday Card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up!

I had a fun day a few weekends ago (before my craft room was packed up ready for the Big Move!) making a bunch of birthday cards, and this just sort of happened! Stampin’ Up! have started a demonstrator campaign for Simple Stamping this month, and I am attempting to embrace this (because I am rubbish at it!). So, this card uses minimal products, and so is super easy for you to replicate!

In actual fact it uses 2 stamp sets; but only because the Rooted in Nature stamp set doesn’t have a birthday sentiment. So I grabbed one of the Hostess Exclusive stamp sets, Hand Delivered, for the sentiment. But other than that its one ink, 2 colours of card stock and 1 ribbon.

Manly Happy Birthday Card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up!

This card would work for a girl birthday or a boy one! Although I suppose that I’ve girl-ed this one up by adding a heap of Shimmer Paint on those leaves and a pretty Frosted Epoxy Droplets

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Dad’s Birthday Card using Best Route from Stampin’ Up!

Fun Boys Birthday Card using Best Route Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Dad’s Birthday Card using Best Route from Stampin’ Up!

 

Oh yes, today is my Dad’s birthday…. and because I gave him his card last night, I thought I would be really timely and share his card with you today. Men’s cards are always a little tricky, but I think we have the perfect Designer Series Paper Assistance this year; Best Route!

Simple Guys Birthday Card using Best Route from Stampin' Up!

I recently used the same paper on a card for my Brother-in-Law, isn’t it fun that we can create multiple difficult cards with the same products and they look totally different?! I love the colour combination in this paper; Blueberry Bushel, Mango Melody and Gray Granite…. and I’ve used the same colours in the card stock and stamping.

The sentiment is taken from Picture Perfect Birthday; I LOVE this set, it’s perfect for simple birthday cards, and therefore great for guys too!

Inside a guys card using Best Route from Stampin' Up!

As usual with family cards I HAD to pimp the inside with some more layers of Designer Series Paper and a hint of stamping too

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Best Route Birthday Card

Create a fun layered mans birthday card using Best Route from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Best Route Birthday Card

 

Today is my youngest Brother-in-Law’s birthday, he’s 17, and so cards aren’t really his thing… however, they are mine, and so he gets one anyway!

Create a fun layered mans birthday card using Best Route from Stampin' Up!

Cards for guys are always a little tricky, however, Stampin’ Up! have made it a whole lot easier with this Designer Series Paper. Best Route is a fun mix of bold colours and generic patterns, all with the hint of a travel theme…. perfect for your Road Trip Scrapbook Album, or some fun cards!

I thought I would have some fun with colour on this one… the entire front is Gray Granite Designer Series Paper while the card base itself is Mango Melody. Usually I made tent fold cards, but they don’t stand very well on my Mother-in-laws slippy furniture, so I went for a more traditional book fold style for this card.

Happy Birthday boys card using Best Route Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

The secret to a good guy card is simple details… Here I’ve created layers using different pieces of the Best Route Designer Series Paper, added a length of ribbon, the sentiment on a Stitched Circle die cut, a trio of sequins and a cute mini paperclip from the Share What You Love Embellishment kit to finish.

The stamping is taken from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set; a fun mix of birthday images and sentiments that work really well for guys birthdays.

Inside boys birthday card using Best Route from Stampin' Up!

I couldn’t not add something to the inside… so I mirrored the Designer Series Paper layers and added a second birthday sentiment in Blueberry Bushel.

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Lift Me Up Birthday Card using Embossing Paste

How to use embossing paste to create a fun Hot Air Balloon birthday card using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Lift Me Up Birthday Card using Embossing Paste

 

I LOVE a bit of embossing paste as much as the next person, but I do have to admit that my pot has been a little (by this I mean a LOT) neglected over recent months…. to the point where when I opened it I thought it has completely dried out… and after I made this card I decided that it had got to the end of it’s life and that it needed to go! However… I will be re-purchasing because the effects you can create with it are fabulous!

Hot Air Balloon Birthday card using Lift Me Up from Stampin' Up!

So, using my rather dry Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste, and the cloud mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks, did allow me to create some extra texture as the dry paste holds a shape better than when it’s really wet. It also dried a LOT quicker… not that I would recommend using dry embossing paste of course! It’s MUCH easier to spread when it’s fresh… it’s also much easier to clean off your mask and palette knife!

Fun Birthday Card using Embossing Paste and Lift me up from Stampin' Up!

Because the background is so busy, I’ve kept the rest of the card simple, with a die cut balloon and sentiment from Lift Me Up! die cut using the coordinating Up and Away Thinlits.

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The Project Share Project | New Team Member Inspiration….

Abstract Impressions Team card from Verity Purglove using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah The Project Share Project | New Team Member Inspiration….

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I’ve been sharing projects from my Stampin’ Sisters on a Thursday for a few months now… and today it’s getting even better, with a bit of a re-brand (do you like the new header?) and 4 new members!

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Heidi Smith

Heidi makes some fabulous projects, she is another queen of 3D… saying that I’ve picked a card project of hers this week! I haven’t grabbed these dies yet, but I love how intricate they are!

Verity Purglove

Verity makes stunning cards! I haven’t had a properly play with the Abstract Impressions stamp set yet, but when I do I might just have to CASE this one!

Abstract Impressions

Amanda Charlesworth

Amanda has a totally different style of crafting to me… but comes up with some fabulous ideas! Love this money wallet…. wouldn’t look out of place with a project I shared last week!Amanda Charlesworth Broadway Bound Money Wallet using Stampin' Up! products

Jill Chapman

Jill does several different types of paper craft and is the team quilling queen! This card caught my eye on Social Media this week…. I mean, who can turn down a rainbow!

Rainbow Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlit by Jill Chapman

Click on any of today’s project to see all the details…. and they might even by the odd video tutorial there to!

See you again tomorrow for a fun Designer Series Paper video tutorial

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Soft Sayings All Inclusive Card Kit from Stampin’ Up!

How to put together the Soft Sayings Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Soft Sayings All Inclusive Card Kit from Stampin’ Up!

 

Sometimes, you need a card in a snap… a project in a hurry… or want to craft but have no inspiration or idea where to start? When I have times like this I grab for one of the Stampin’ Up! All Inclusive Card Kits…. there are 4 in the new catalogue, and I thought I would share one of them with you today! You can find 3 of them (and the refills) at the end of this blog post.

Pretty Watercolour I Miss You Card from the Soft Sayings Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

I LOVE this kit… It has a fabulous mixture of different card sizes, pre-printed watercolour effect backgrounds, fun die cuts and Gold Glimmer paper!

The Soft Sayings Card Kit makes 16 fabulous cards; 2 of each of 8 designs… PLUS it comes with a really fun stamp set that you can use again and again. One of the fun things about this kit, is that you can also grab a re-fill kit…. so you can make all 16 cards again! Yay!

Quick and easy watercolour cards using the Soft Sayings Card Kit from Stampin' Up!

I have a fun alternative use for the stamp set in an Exclusive video tutorial for my Email Subscribers next week…. if you haven’t subscribed yet (why not?!) you can sign up HERE! And yes, before you ask, I am GDPR compliant…. you information will only be used to send you fun crafty tutorials, catalogue information and Stampin’ Up! offers so you never miss a crafty idea or opportunity

Which one of the Stampin’ Up! kits is your favourite?

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