Curvy Celebrations Blog Hop with the Pootlers!

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and to the Pootlers Team Curvy Celebrations Blog Hop!

I LOVE being a part of this team, we have such fun together. This past week we’ve taken part in a Curvy Celebrations focused event, and so I thought that we should share some of our Curvy creations with you. I’m having a great time creating with the Quite Curvy bundle, and can’t wait to show you even more inspiration!

Once you’ve checked out my project, scroll to the bottom of this post for links to heaps more inspirational crafty projects using the Curvy Celebrations products.

This card was inspired by my very talented friend Verity, who made a really lovely card using the leaf stamp and a blue ink. I am still very much enjoying Misty Moonlight, and so this card was born!

The leave boarder stamp is stamped onto Fluid 100 watercolour paper and heat embossed in White, before I watercoloured the image with Misty Moonlight. I love this technique, but I know it can be a bit intimidating, do let me know if you’d like a Facebook Live tutorial on how I do it.

The Designer Series Paper is taken from the 2020-2022 In Colour stack, and I die cut the edge to add an extra detail. The paper is also layered over some more stamping, and the rough cut sentiment piece.

I almost left this card at that, but it just didn’t feel complete. So, I went hunting through my embellishment stash and came up with these pretty wooden leaves, and In Colour enamel dots.

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Merry Christmas with Trimming the Town

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and to the Pootlers Blog Hop for the August-December 2020 Mini Catalogue. Gosh, I feel like autumn winter has hit us early this year, but then I suppose that that also means that 2020 will end sooner rather than later, which can only be a good thing right?!

Anyway, I’ve got a fun Christmas card for you today for the team blog hop. I have been loving the Trimming the Town suite of products in this latest catalogue. The stamp set, dies and Designer Series Paper just coordinate so perfectly (like, the dies cut out the Designer Series Paper!!!!), and using Stampin’ Blends to colour the houses has just been making my heart happy.

Merry Christmas Card using Trimming the Town Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card is actually Poppy Parade, but you can’t really see much of it as the whole card from is covered with a piece of Designer Series Paper cut to 14.8 x 13.5 cm. The paper is scored at 10.5 cm and then folded back to give this pop of people down the right hand side.

The main focus though is that circle embellishment. I cut two circles; 1 in Poppy Parade and 1 in Whisper White, and then further die cut the Whisper White one using one of the dies in the Home Together dies to create a sort of snow drift effect.

Then I stamped two of the houses and a tree from the Coming Home stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured them using Stampin’ Blends.

I haven’t done any fancy Blend colouring here, rather just adding a layer of the lighter tone of the colour over the whole area, and the picking out the areas that could be in shadow with a single line of the darker tone. I love that Stampin’ Blends now come in pairs, so you always have the perfect colour partners when either basic colouring like this, or doing more complicated Blending!

The sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade and is from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp set which you can find in the Annual catalogue.

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InspireINK Blog Hop | cute and simple box with Peaceful Poppies

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Hello! Welcome to the InspireINK Blog Hop this month. We have some fabulous 3D inspiration for you this time, and while 3D isn’t my speciality, I thought this the perfect opportunity to make a fun box and use up some of my collection of Designer Series Paper!

Peaceful Poppies box using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper with StampinByHannah

This very simple box is so easy to make, and uses one sheet of A4 card stock.

Measurements;

Card stock – Poppy Parade – 8-1/4 x 10-3/8″ (20 x 26 cm)

Score on the long side at – 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2, 10, and 10-3/8″ (6, 12, 18, 24, 25 cm)

Score on the short side at – 3/8, 2-7/8, 5-3/8, and 7-7/8″ (1, 7, 13, and 19 cm)

Please note to keep the measurements easy, the metric box is slightly smaller

Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper – 5 pieces that are 2-1/4 x 2-1/4″ (5.5 x 5.5 cm)

Quick and Easy DIY Box using Stampin' Up! Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper with StampinByHannah

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Pootlers Team Blog Hop | Happy Birthday with Peaceful Poppies

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Welcome to the Poolers Team Blog Hop! I have to admit to being a bit of a last minute larry this time (in fact, I wrote this blog post after the deadline! oops!)

Peaceful Poppies Happy Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! products for the Pootlers Team Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

When I first saw the catalogue last month I knew that the Peaceful Poppies Suite was at the very top of my list. The Designer Series Paper alone for me is an absolute winner! It’s that pretty watercolour, floral that Stampin’ Up! do SO well, with a strong theme of Blackberry Bliss, a colour I just cannot resist!

This card was the very first thing I made with it too! A Blackberry Bliss card base, layered with a piece of that gorgeous paper, and then added to with a couple of die cuts, a sentiment and a scattering of sequins! Just the sort of card that makes my heart happy.

Floral Happy Birthday card using Peaceful Poppies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

As usual with the Pootlers Blog Hop, we have a mountain of inspiration for you, all using new goodies from the new Mini Catalogue or Sale-a-bration. Check out the 31 fabulous blogs by clicking the images below (Please note there are so many ladies taking part that the links are split over two pages!)

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Brightly Gleaming

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Welcome to the Pootlers Team Blog Hop! I am so proud to organise this fabulous group of ladies into this blog hop, they have made a heap of fantastic projects so please check them out at the end of this post.

Merry Christmas with Brightly Gleaming from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I’ve been struggling with my crafty mojo recently thanks to a bit of Post-Natal Anxiety (just one of the many joys of motherhood!)but I couldn’t NOT add a project into this blog hop! I’ve used the Brightly Gleaming suite for this card. This suite is up there with my favourite’s of all time, that Designer Series Paper alone is just stunning!

Brightly Gleaming Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products for the Poolters Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

The baubles are from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set (that comes bundled with 2 punches!), and are stamped on Watercolour Paper in Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow and Night of Navy. Then I used an Aqua-Painted to pull the colour, for this pretty watercolour effect.

Watercolour Christmas Card using Christmas Gleaming from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I finished with this card with a panel of Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper, some loop of Mossy Meadow twine from the Magnolia Lane suite, and a trio of Rhinestones

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Pootlers Team Blog Hop | Free as a Bird Thank You Card

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Hey folks! It’s a special day here today, the first Pootlers Team Blog Hop of the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalogue! I absolutely LOVE taking part in these blog hops, the girls always work so hard to create some fabulous projects to inspire you with some of the new stamps and goodies in the catalogue. I also coordinate these hops, and with the recent birth of my daughter I did consider not running the hop this time, but, they are so much fun I couldn’t miss one!

Thank you card using flower stamps from Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This time I thought I would share a fun way of using the Free as a Bird stamp set. This stamp set is one of my absolute favourites in the new catalogue, and it forms part of just the most gorgeous suite of products. Bird Ballard includes a bright and fun pack of Designer Series Paper, pretty lace trim, some lovely embellishments and just the most beautiful tin and notecards. I’ll list all the goodies in this suite at the bottom of this blog post.

Pretty watercolour Thank You card using Free as a bird and Bird Ballard from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card was inspired by my friend Stacey Marsh and a card she made using another new stamp set, Sailing Home. I just really liked the diagonal stamping, here I’ve used the pretty flower stamps from Free As A Bird and stamped in Stazon ink onto Shimmer White card stock

Then each flower was (very) loosely watercoloured in either Rococo Rose for the large flowers, or Mint Macaron for the smaller ones.

Rococo Rose Thank You card using Free as a bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I did actually originally stamp the sentiment straight onto the card, but it just didn’t quite have the right impact. So, I stamped it again onto a scrap of card stock the same width as the stamped panel and popped it up on some dimensionals.

Now, I love this stamp set, but I do have one issue… it doesn’t have coordinating dies! So, that flower was fussy cut. But, it does actually cut out quite easily, or it does when you only cut one anyway!

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Welcome to Spring Summer with Stampin’ Up!

I am so lucky to be part of a fabulous team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. This month we have 2 fun blog hops jam packed full of crafty ideas and inspiration for you all. Our first Pootlers blog hop of 2019 celebrates the launch of the Brand New Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer catalogue. I am so lucky to coordinate these lovely ladies, but even I haven’t seen their creations this time, so I am SO excited to see what they have all made!

Amazing Life card using Stampin' Up! products for the Pootlers Team Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

One of the things I’ve been doing in my own crafting recently is trying to keep things simple, and when Stampin’ Up! make Designer Series Paper as pretty as this it becomes super easy! Here I have used the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper, and used the colours in it (Night of Navy and Balmy Blue) and my inspiration for the rest of the card.

Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper Just Because Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

The stamp on this card says everything, its taken from the new Amazing Life stamp set, which I was lucky enough to get for FREE at a Stampin’ Up! event back in November. I am So Happy to have Stampin’ Up! in my life, as well as the wonderful team of ladies (and gents) some of whom are taking part in the blog hop today. I can wax lyrical about the team, Stampin’ Up! events, the discount and more… but I’ll save you from that, and let you hop through the list of projects below!

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Pootlers Blop Hop | Welcome Autumn / Winter 2018!

Pretty Floral Christmas Card using First Frost from Stampin' Up!

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Welcome to the Pootler’s Blog Hop! This time we are celebrating the launch of the 2018 Autumn Winter Catalogue… usually I get a sneaky peak of everyone’s projects as I coordinate the hop, but not this time, so I cannot WAIT to join you in hopping around everyone’s creations!

First Frost Christmas Card for the Pootlers Team Blog hop using Stampin' Up! products

My absolute favourite suite in this years Autumn Winter Catalogue is the Frosted Floral Suite… it’s a pretty mix of watercolour effect stamps, gorgeous colours and shimmery Designer Series Paper! Yes… I did say that right; Shimmery Designer Series Paper! and Yes, you NEED to see it in real life. So. Pretty!

The flowers and leaves are stamped in Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron; which match perfectly with the colours in the Designer Series paper… or they did until I turned the paper over to use the back side, but I love the Neutral coloured paper against the hand stamped flowers.

Non-traditional Christmas Card using First Frost from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is die cut using the coordinating die set and the card is completed with a splattering of Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

Check out what the rest of the Pootlers Blog Hop team have been making with the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue….

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Smiling with Eastern Beauty

An eastern inspired card using Eastern Beauty from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah InspireINK Blog Hop Smiling with Eastern Beauty

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Welcome to this month’s InspireINK Blog hop! This month the fabulous Lisa Emslie set us a tricky colour combination… I cannot wait to hop around with you and see what the other ladies have made. For now though, shall we check out my card? oh, and that colour combination!

I spent a LONG time staring at these colours before coming up with anything at all. But, I did settle on using the Eastern Beauty stamp set, and coordinating Eastern Medallion Thinlits. They just seemed to fit together

Embossing with the Stampin' Up! Embossing Mats for the InspireInk Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

The main focus of this card is that pretty Medallion in Merry Merlot Card Stock. The detail has been embossed into the card stock using the Eastern Medallion Thinlits and the Stampin’ Up! Embossing Mats, and the Big Shot. I am loving the Embossing mats, you can use them to create a whole heap of different effects. I have made a video about how this works before, but here is the sandwich you need to use:

Big Shot Embossing Mat Sandwich:

  • Stampin’ Up! Big Shot Platform
  • Clear Cutting Plate
  • Dies laid with the cutting edge up
  • Card stock
  • the THIN blue embossing mat
  • White impressions plate

Because you need the dies laid with the cutting edge up, I find that the easiest way to do this is to place your dies on your card stock as you would usually and then use Washi tape to secure them before turning the whole lot over. This way, you know (particularly if your lining up with some stamping) that your embossing is going to be in the right place.

It’s also worth noting that the Eastern Medallion dies don’t actually cut the medallion from the card stock, and that you need the coorinating Layering Circles Dies to do that bit.

To think of you is to smile Embossed card using Stampin' Up! products

The card is completed with a hint of Bermuda Bay Stamping, the sentiment in Daffodil Delight and some accents of Gold Foil.

I did think that the medallion was a little dark, so I added some Whisper White Ink Splatter. I Love the effect!

Now, check out what the others have made with this tricky colour combination by hitting the NEXT button below…

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Go For Greece | Merry Christmas with Blended Seasons…

How to make a fun Coloured Christmas Card using Blended Seasons from Stampin' Up!

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Go for Greece Blog Hop

I have been having a heap of fun with this month’s Exclusive stamp and die bundle: Colour Your Season… I shared a fun Facebook Live with you last week with heaps of ideas using it, and I have a free class download when you spend £45 in my shop this month using it too! The cards I’ve shared using the Blended Season’s stamp set, so far, have been pretty generic…. until now. Please let me share my first Christmas card of 2018!

Bright and fun Christmas Card using Colour Your Season bundle from Stampin' Up!

I shared a sneaky peak of this one on my Facebook Page, and got a few questions about how I coloured the images. It’s really very simple, and I will do a Video Tutorial soon… but basically it’s just an ink pad and a Blender Pen. Blender Pens are different from Blends Markers (I know, it’s confusing!) but a Blender Pen contains clear ink, and allows you to pick up ink from the ink of a ink pads and colour with it (or spread Watercolour Pencil!)… they are an absolute staple in my craft room…

Merry Christmas Card using Blended Seasons from Stampin' Up!

The trick is to be fairly quick, and not rub over the same spot of card stock too much as Blender Pens have a nasty habit of ‘piling’ card stock… and that’s not a pretty look!

The rest of the card came together pretty quickly, with some die cuts from the coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits, and a Gold Faceted Gem to finish

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