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

Product List

Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley

Merry Christmas with Snow is Glistening from Stampin’ Up!

Gold and Green watercolour Merry Christmas Card using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Merry Christmas with Snow is Glistening from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase

This month Stampin’ Up! have released 2 fabulous stamp sets with a coordinating set of dies to celebrate the lead up to Christmas. The Snowflake Showcase Suite is a fabulous mix of Festive Christmas and all year round pretty images that you can use year after year.

Today’s card is a bit of a CASE (copy and selectively edit) of a card by the ever talented Kristina Werner. Her card didn’t use Stampin’ Up! products, but I immediately saw the fabulous Snow is Glistening Stamp set in her creation, and just HAD to have a go

Simple Watercolour Christmas Card using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

Usually green is not my favourite, but the simple combination of Mossy Meadow, Gold and White made my heart sing. The tree from Snow is Glistening was stamped into a piece of Watercolour Paper using Versamark. I use the Stamparatus when stamping in Watercolour Paper because the paper is textured it can sometimes take a few applications of ink to get a well defined image. The tree was then heat embossed with Gold embossing powder.

Green watercolour Christmas Tree Christmas Card handmade using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

The watercolour paper then took several layers of Mossy Meadow ink mixed with water, with more ink added at the corners to leave the centre a little lighter. Once this was dry, I inked the edges of the watercolour paper with more Versamark and added Gold embossing powder for a fun boarder.

The card is finished with a heat embossed sentiment in Vellum, and a layer of Whisper White between the Watercolour Paper and the Mossy Meadow Card Base

Product List

Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley

Bright and Fun Snowflake Christmas Card using Snowflake Showcase from Stampin’ Up!

How to make a clean and simple Snowflake Christmas card using Snow is Glistening from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Bright and Fun Snowflake Christmas Card using Snowflake Showcase from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase

This month Stampin’ Up! have released 2 fabulous stamp sets and a coordinating set of dies, along with a pack of fun embellishments. Unfortunately the gorgeous White Velvet paper has already disappeared from the store, but I would take this as an indication of the popularity of these fabulous goodies and get them quickly!

Clean and simple snowflake Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products

This bright Christmas card uses the pretty Velvet paper on the large die cut snowflake, however I’m sure it would look just as pretty using Thick Whisper White instead. This die cut looks really intricate, but it still cuts beautifully. I did have to poke out a fair number of bits, and I don’t know about you, but I never really mind doing that. Although you could grab the Big Shot Die Brush if you were going to cut loads of them.

Large die cut snowflake Christmas card using snow is glistening from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is taken from the coordinating Happiness Surrounds stamp set, and its heat embossed in Silver onto a die cut piece of Bermuda Bay card stock.

This card is finished with a heap of sparkly splatter using the fabulous Shimmer Paints. Do check the shopping list below for all the items used on this card.

Product List

Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley

Inspire.Create.Challenge 029 | Thankful Card

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge 029 Thankful Card

inspire.create.challenge thankful

Today’s blog post features a bit of a sneaky peak of some new products that launch tomorrow! Stampin’ Up! are releasing 2 fun stamp sets and a coordinating set of dies, a pack of embellishments and some unusual papers exclusively in November. I’ll have all the details on the blog tomorrow… but for now here is a sneaky peak of Happiness Surrounds

This card uses the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set and Snowfall thinlits. I am loving layering stamped images at the moment and here there are stamps layered, with die cuts and then some heat embossing to finish.

The sentiment isn’t from these exclusive stamp sets, its taken from one of my old favourites; Thankful Thoughts.

I think that this colour combination is particularly fun too…

I have a whole lot to be Thankful for at the moment… do check out my post from Monday if you’re not up to speed with what has been going on in my world recently! Thanks to everyone who has left such lovely comments on that post… I had no idea so many people read my little blog!

cute thankful card using Happiness Surrounds from Stampin' Up!

We would LOVE to see your Thankful card or other thankful projects over on the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog this week! You can share your projects with us using the link at the bottom of the challenge blog post

Product List

Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley

InspireINK Blog Hop | Autumn Ombre with Timeless Tidings

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah InspireINK Blog Hop Autumn Ombre with Timeless Tidings

InspirInk Blog Hop Header Stampin' Up! team blog hop

This month’s InspireINK theme was chosen by the wonderful woman behind InspireINK; Sam Roberts! Sam chose the theme of Autumn…. which first made me think of leaves (don’t have any stamps of leaves really), and then being cold (not the best idea for the start of a card), and then of colours; rich yellows, oranges and reds of the leaves as they change and fall from the trees.

This thought then led me to ombre…. and some silhouette stamping, and so this card was born!

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

The focus of this card is that background, which looks like it would be really complicated to do but actually is fairly simple. The trick is a Sponge Brayer; and a stack of ink colours!

I have shared video’s of how to use a Sponge Brayer before, but really all you need to do it ink up the brayer (evenly, which can be the tricky bit) and then gently roll the sponge back and forward across the card stock to transfer the ink. Start at the lightest colour and work your way darker, and only use a little ink at a time to prevent harsh lines.

The colours blended on this card are: Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

Once the ombre effect was complete; I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment and the tree from Timeless Tidings in Memento ink.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made with the Autumn theme, check them out using the NEXT button below…

InspirInk Blog Hop team blog hop Stampin' Up! UK

Product List


Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley

Simple Classic Christmas Card using Dashing Deer

How to make a fun Shimmery Christmas card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Simple Classic Christmas Card using Dashing Deer

Super Shimmery Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Today’s Dashing Deer card is another simple, classic card layout…. with a heap of added shimmer! Yes, I’ve been playing with those Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paints again. This time I’ve actually painted with them, and coloured the die cut deer with Frost White Shimmer Paint.

The rest of the card is a lovely mix of Gray Granite and Cherry Cobbler, with a piece of Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper to complete the look.

Simple Classic Handmade Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

I love that the Deer is almost silver in colour. It was die cut from Gray Granite card stock, I’m sure that if I had used Cherry Cobbler this card would have looked very different

Do check back tomorrow for a fun 3D Dashing Deer idea!

Product List

Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley

Modern Musical Christmas Card with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

Musical Dashing Deer Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Modern Musical Christmas Card with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

Modern Christmas Card with a Musical Feel using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Today’s card was a super quick one to put together… don’t you just love a simple, pretty card when your in a hurry? There are 2 stamp sets at work here; Dashing Deer (it is Dashing Deer week after all!) and the fun Sheet Music Background Stamp.

I’m loving some background details at the moment; this one involved making a mask by die cutting  a large circle in a sheet of copier paper, and then stamping through the hole with the Sheet Music and Berry Burst Ink.

Non-traditional Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

In the interests of keeping things simple; this card was then completed with a stamped and die cut dear, simple sentiment and a trio of Glitter Enamel Dots.

I hope you’re enjoying a week of Dashing Deer ideas. This weeks Stampin’ Inspiration email will have a fun exclusive video tutorial also featuring this fabulous bundle! Do subscribe to see it

Product List

Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley

Make It Monday | Pretty Sparkly Christmas Card with Dashing Deer

Make it monday shimmery Dashing Deer Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Make It Monday Pretty Sparkly Christmas Card with Dashing Deer

Make It Monday banner

Oh yes, I am back with a whole week of fabulous projects using the gorgeous Dashing Deer bundle from Stampin’ Up! I am in love with these stamps, particularly that pretty deer stamp that I’ve used on this card today.

The Dashing Deer bundle contains the Dashing Deer stamp set and Detailed Deer Thinlits dies, AND if you use the special bundle item code (see the links at the bottom of this post) you can save 10% over buying them separately! Awesome!

Fun and Shimmery Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Like I said, I have a whole week of Dashing Deer project ideas this week, including a fabulous video exclusively for my email subscribers too! You can subscribe to my Stampin’ Inspiration emails right HERE!

This card, for all it features the Dashing Deer bundle, really is all about that shimmery background! I grabbed a couple of pots of the new Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paints a few weeks ago, but only managed to get around to testing them out this past weekend. I have to say, I am totally in LOVE with them, and have another card that uses them later in the week.

Video Tutorial

The background is really easy to put together, for all it looks complicated. Once I had embossed the piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock using the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, I used a sponge to gently add Shimmer Paint to the raised areas. I have to admit to being a little heavy handed with this…. but I like the sparkle, so Sorry, Not Sorry!

How to make a modern Christmas Card with sparkle using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

This card is completed with that pretty stamped deer, a Vellum scalloped circle and a Gold heat embossed sentiment also from Dashing Deer.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Dashing Deer idea, and subscribe to my Stampin’ Inspiration emails for weekly card making inspiration, ideas and offers

Product List

Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley

Inspire.Create.Challenge 029 | Under the Mistletoe sketch challenge

Fun Christmas Card using Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge 029 Under the Mistletoe sketch challenge

Inspire Create Challenge Sketch Challenge 029

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun sketch… I hope to see lots of you take part and add your creations to the Inspire.Create.Challenge Blog. You don’t need to blog to enter, you could upload your image to a gallery, Pinterest, or even Facebook (as long as the image is set to public of course).

Fun Christmas Card using Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

I decided to keep things simple this week, and just let the Designer Series Paper do all the talking. This fun print is from the Under the Mistletoe Paper pack, which you might have missed if your looking in the Autumn Winter catalogue because its in the Christmas section of the Annual one instead.

Quick and Easy Christmas Card using fun Patterned Paper from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is in the Autumn Winter catalogue, its taken from Timeless Tidings, which I am getting heaps of use out of, although it is designed to go with the Timeless Tidings kit (which I still haven’t got round to making up yet!).

So, short and sweet today, do go and check out the other creations from the Design Team over at the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog… they have made some stunning projects this week.

Product List


Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley

Make It Monday | Quick and Simple with Rooted in Nature

Quick and Simply Just for You Card with a tree using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

StampinByHannah Make It Monday Quick and Simple with Rooted in Nature

Make It Monday banner

I love a quick and simple card, one that you can whip up in a snap, one that looks good no matter what stamp set you use (as long as it a Stampin’ Up! set, obviously!), and one that you can use for a multitude of different occasions. I think that this card fits that bill.

I have been having loads of fun using the Nature’s Poem Suite this month, while it’s my fabulous Suite Share! You can still get your share HERE! My suite shares change every month and feature a fun mix of Designer Series Paper, Card stocks, ribbons and embellishments, and while the stamps and dies aren’t included as standard you can, of course, add them as an extra.

This card had a lovely colour combination; Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite and Mossy Meadow, with a Whisper White base. Colours are super important when your making simple cards like this one, sticking to a handful of colours is an easy way of keeping things simple, coordinated and fresh.

Quick and Simply Just for You Card with a tree using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

What are you top tips for simple card making?

Product List

Shop Stampin' Up! UK Teesside North East Stockton on Tees

Joining Stampin' Up! UK Starter Kit

To purchase any of the items featured in my projects please use the links above. To join my team of Stampin’ Friends select ‘Join My Team’ or send me a message!

Please support StampinByHannah, and enter my Code Club Code. For orders of over £150 please do not use this code, as you are entitled to your own Hostess benefits!

Sign up to my newsletter for weekly updates from me!

Hannah McCurley