Inlay Die Cutting

Stampin' Up! UK Crazy about you Hello You diecutting

I do love a great technique, and I have been playing with this one for a few weeks (and covering myself and my desk in the process!) but the results are fabulous!

Stampin' Up! UK Inlay die cutting

I have to admit that the picture here looks better than the card does in person, I have the card in front of me and I’m looking at gluey finger prints! but it’s still a cool technique – but keep that baby wipe on hand to keep yours hands free of glue (because you WILL make a gluey mess!)

See what I mean, gluey mess! I don’t edit my videos very often, only if I’ve had an interruption like the doorbell going or my phone ringing, and so you will always get ‘live’ bloppers! I hope you enjoy them!

The original ‘Hello’ card uses our brand new 2015-2017 In-Colours in Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron, while the video version is in Marina Mist (I’m still a little obsessed with this colour!). I’m loving the new In-Colours; took me a while to get used to the super bright Watermelon and Cucumber though! what great additions to our colour collection.

Stampin' Up! UK Crazy about you Hello You diecutting

How to Inlay die cut:

Using the Hello You thinlits dies die cut your chosen word in coloured card stock.

Using your Magnetic platform to ensure correct die placement, die cut the same word out of your Whisper White layering piece – remember that this is your card front to carefully place the die where you want the word to be at the end!

Make sure you keep the little pieces from the die cut, keep them safe! you will need them in a moment.

Apply your glue of choice (I use Snail) to the back of your Whisper White layering piece and attach it to your card front.

Using a 2-way Glue Pen apply glue to the back of the coloured die cut, slotting it into the space on the front of your card. I did try this with Tombow glue and made a huge mess!

Using your 2-way glue pen again apply glue into the holes in the die cut, slotting the Whisper White die pieces back into the die cut.

This gives you a completely flat card, great for posting! Awesome!



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Blackberry Birthdays

Hello!

I’m so glad you’ve joined me this week on StampinByHannah! I’m starting to mix things up a little around here. I’ve got a video tutorial for tomorrow, but Fancy Fold Friday is taking a little break. I’m still working out what is going to take its place though, any suggestions of anything you would like to see message me!
Stampin' Up! UK Something Lacy Birthday card

 

I made this birthday card for James’ best friend, Sophie a few weeks ago. The Something Lacy background stamp is stamped in Blackberry Bliss onto Sahara Sand card stock. I love the sketchy effect created here, although I will have to admit I’m not totally sure how it happened – another one of those fabulous crafty accidents!

The ‘Happy Birthday’ is taken from Butterfly Basics, and is heat embossed in Gold onto Vellum. Adhered with a careful application of Tombo glue 🙂



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Happy Blooming Birthday

I always have a stack of birthday cards pre-made and ready to send, well, I say I do, but recently my birthday card stash has dwindled and so I’m now in desperate need of making more! I love a simple card, simple cards are my thing. Every now and again I will make a more complex card for a special person or occasion, but more often than not my cards are simple.

So, I needed some more birthday cards this week, and chose to use the Flower Patch stamp set and coordinating dies

Stampin' Up! UK flower patch birthday

This card uses a piece of Strawberry Slush as the card base, and Very Vanilla as my stamping piece.

I stamped and die cut the flowers a few weeks ago, while I was playing around with the stamps, but I had no use for them. I do this quite regularly, I’ll get a new stamp set and play around with it, different colours and cardstocks, to get a feel for it. This time I also die cut the flowers, seeing as I was testing out the dies too! I just store all the die cut pieces in the box with the stamps until I find a use for them.

So I pulled this stamp set off the shelf and these flowers fell out! I had another play around with them, and found this cute arrangement.

The leaves are from the Crazy About You stamp set, and are stamped in In Colour – Pistachio Pudding Stampin’ Write Marker. When I joined Stampin’ Up! the latest set of In-Colours had just been released, and so I didn’t purchase the existing ones as they only had 12 months left (even less now), but then the Stampin’ Write markers turned up on a Weekly Deal! I love my markers – they are a great way of getting all the Stampin’ Up! ink colours without having to spend all that cash to get all the ink pads all at once. Once I had the markers, I needed some cardstock to match, so I picked up the 2013-2015 In Colour Cardstock. I love the cardstock multi-packs, its so handy being about to get all the colours of cardstock for a particular colour family for a £8.95.

Sorry, off on a ramble again!

The flowers are 3 layer stamped in Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, and Strawberry Slush. The Sentiment is also from Flower Patch is and stamped in Strawberry Slush too.

Instead of leaving all the flower flat to the card I needed a bit of dimension, and added dimensionals to 2 of the 5 flowers to give some lift.

What do you do when you get a new stamp set?


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Happy Birthday…. thinlits edition!

Well, its still my Birthday week, so I’m still celebrating! My birthday and a catalogue launch in one week, busy times for me! but I love it!

Stampin' Up! UK Birthday card Crazy about you Hello you

This card uses a brand new stamp set from the Spring/Summer catalogue, Crazy about you. Before I get into the card I just want to mention this set, not only is a great set for sentiments and phrases, as well as three lovely floral images, but it comes bundledwith 3 thinlits dies – Hello You! I love it when Stampin’ Up! bundle stamps and dies (or stamps and DSP!) as it you save 15%! AND there is something even better about this stamp set! It comes in Wood Mount, Clear Mount AND Photopolymer! Awesome!

Onto the card….

I used a Melon Mambo card base today, with a Whisper White matt.

The leaves are from that lovely Crazy About You stamp set and are stamped in Pear Pizzazz (I think this is my favourite green!). I stamped the Birthday stamp in Pear Pizzazz on a scrap of Whisper White and cut it into a banner shape. Before layering it with a similarly cut scrap of Pink Pirouette and a piece of the Subtles Collection DSP stack in Wild Wasabi!

Then comes the greatest thing about this stamp/die bundle – the word thinlit dies! You get 4 in the pack: Happy, You, Thanks, and Hello! and the font its just so pretty! I used my Big Shot to die cut the word Happy from some more Melon Mambo, and used the Transfer Adhesive Sheets to adhere it to the card. Have I mentioned about Transfer Adhesive Sheets yet? they are perhaps the coolest adhesive I have ever used! You peel off the backing and apply your diecut to the glue, put the backing back over and rub to ensure the glue transfers, before peeling your die cut back off (carefully its now super sticky!) and putting it on your card! No longer do you have to spread wet glue as thinly as humanly possible over the back of a diecut, or attempt to stick them on with tape runner! Awesome!

Right, I think that is probably enough waffle for today!

have a great day and see you again tomorrow for Fancy Fold Friday!!!


Hannah Wilks

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Happy Birthday!

to me!

 

Before I get into the full post about my birthday card to myself (yes, today really is my birthday!), I just want to quickly remind you that today is the LAST DAY of the Autumn/Winter Catalogue AND the End of Year Clearance! But, tomorrow is the day the NEW catalogue launches! Yay!

So, today, is a little sneak peak of what is coming tomorrow!

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration 2015 Big Day Birthday Card

I love this card! I actually originally made it in Soft Sky and Night of Navy, but due to timing I had to give it away before I had photographed it 🙁 so, I made it again, this time in Pool Party and Marina Mist!

The Stamp set is Big Day, which you can choose as a FREE gift when you spend more than £45 from tomorrow (January 6th!) as part of Sale-a-bration. I stamped the sentiment from the set on Marina Mist in White Craft Ink. I love the look you get from this ink but its worth remembering that it takes an age to dry! But its just so pretty that I really don’t mind (but its no good for a card in a hurry!)

The polka dot background was created by stamping the large dot stamp from Work of Art in Pool Party onto a Pool Party cardbase.

Isn’t it lovely!

Right, that’s me done for the day, actually I’m writing this slightly ahead of time, I am probably currently in the middle of Ikea eating a 99p breakfast and shopping for my new office! Exciting!

See you all again tomorrow for the grand reveal of the new Stampin’ Up! UK Spring / Summer Catalogue 2015, AND the Start of Sale-A-Bration!


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On my Desk

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These cards, created with the Me to You collection from Mothers day this year. Some of the papers in the 6×6 pad are very mothers day centric, however, there are also a nice selection of general use papers in lilac and teal, with hints of yellow and pink, perfect for feminine birthday cards.

Buttons!

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I have recently discovered the joys of buttons! This was made all the easier by Hobbycraft, and their packs of 100g of buttons for £1! I’m trying not to spend a the moment, saving for some larger purchases (I’m very excited about what it soon to arrive), but such a stash of buttons for a pound I could not say no! There is a decent selection of colours and chose both within the packs, and of the packs themselves, I grabbed brights and basic black and white. All the buttons in the packs are different but of good quality (although I’m not sure they’d stand up to being worn on clothing). I had to quickly put this card together some of my favourites, and a simple birthday greeting, I stick my buttons on with Glossy Accents from Ranger (also available and hobbycraft)