You’re a Whole Lot of Wonderful!

I’m taking a little break from Christmas cards today, to bring you a card using the amazing Stampin’ Blendabilities!

I just love the Stampin’ Blendabilities; colouring in is just so therapeutic (I think its something about being in touch with my inner-child!)

Stampin' Up! Vivid Vases Wonderful Blendabilities

The Vivid Vases stamp is just perfect for your Blendability colouring. It has large open areas, perfect for blending and shading with markers (or any other medium you may choose).

I just love this stamp, its just so simple, but makes a great card front – no fussy required! and the sentiment is part of the stamp

This card is a Rich Razzleberry Card base, with a mat of Pear Pizzazz Subtles Collection Designer Series paper.

The Vivid Vases is stamped on Whisper White cardstock (for great blending when colouring with your Blendabilities!). I kept the colouring really simple here; the Rich Razzleberry assortment, Old Olive and Coastal Cabana. I haven’t even worked hard to get the perfect blend, and still the card looks amazing!

There are a number of great things about the Stampin’ Blendabilities; they are square so they dont roll off your desk, the caps are coloured for easy marker identification, your markers have both brush and felt tips for easy colouring, and they come in packs of three coordinating colours for super easy blending! There are loads more benefits to these alcohol markers, why not grab a set and try them out!


Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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A non-traditional Festival of Trees

Hello there!

I am sure you are all well aware by now of my LOVE of the Festival of Trees stamp set, and most of my Christmas Cards this year feature it, today I want to share a non-traditional colour scheme with you.

Stampin' Up! UK Festival of trees

This card is Tempting Turquoise and Very Vanilla. The tree is stamped in Pear Pizzazz, with Rich Razzleberry accents. I just thing this is such a cute (almost) one layer card!

Sorry for such a short post today, back to normal scheduled posting tomorrow (with an awesome video tutorial)

See you then


 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Holiday Home

Its been a little crazy round here for the past couple of weeks (holidays, Stampin’ Up! events, Christmas fayres, and I’m working a 44 hour week this week) So, today’s card is simple!

Stampin' Up! UK Holiday Home Night of Navy

I just love Night of Navy, its just so rich and expensive looking – without doing anything to it! So, I’ve kept this card simple to really show off that gorgeous colour!

The stamp set is Holiday Home (I will be so sad to see this one leave!) Stamped in Night of Navy on Whisper White cardstock!

One of the many things I love about these stamps is that they are Photopolymer, and have loads of little accent pieces and details. The houses are super cute on their own, but add a string of Christmas lights, or a holiday wreath, or a heart, and they shine! And because they are photopolymer, lining up those images is really really easy!

yay!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Stampin’ Up! event swaps!

As a demonstrator I get the opportunity to go to Stampin’ Up! events, including Regional training events, and Convention, as well as more local team training and special events like the one I attended this week (more one what I saw / heard / etc. coming in the new year!). There are many great aspects to being a demo, not only the events, discounts, and special offers, but the team support and inspiration.

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration 2015

One of the ways we share inspiration is by making swaps. Many demo’s make items, card fronts and small 3D projects, for all Stampin’ Up! events; including team training. This week was my first ever Stampin’ Up! event; although there has been Convention since I joined I was unable to attend due to work commitments. So this was my first Stampin’ Up! event, and my first attempt at Swaps!

I decided to keep it simple, and use two stamp sets; one I know a lot of demos have, and one they may have overlooked (but I love!); Gorgeous Grunge and Bouquet Toss.

In addition to my swaps, I also made a special card for my upline, just as a special Thank You for the support I have received in my first 6 months as a demo. Thanks Sam!

Stampin' Up! UK Sale-a-bration thank you card

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Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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DIY Wreath Card

Wreaths appear to be a BIG trend this year when it comes to Christmas (or actually any holiday / event!), and Stampin’ Up! have an amazing Wreath stamp set (and matching framelits) which is just gorgeous, but I decided that I would make my own!Stampin' Up! UK DIY Wreath Christmas

 

This card uses a Real Red Card base, with Old Olive and Whisper White Card matts. I used the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack Flower punch to make the flowers for the wreath in Old Olive and Real Red, before arranging them in a sort of circle and attaching them using Glue Dots – Super Simple to make but really pretty

Stampin' Up! UK DIY Wreath christmas punch

The sentiment is one from the Holiday Home stamp set (sorry, this stamp set is used a LOT in the coming weeks!)

LOVE!

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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AW29 – Holiday Home

I recently grabbed the Holiday Home stamp set and Framelits – thanks to Pinterest and everyones wonderful projects! and I just love the cute houses!

So when the latest Around the World Stampin’ Challenge was released I just knew I wanted to use these stamps.

The challenge this time is to make a project using Real Red, Hello Honey, and Crumb Cake, I’m super pleased with what I came up with.

Stampin' Up! UK AW29 Holiday Home Christmas

For this card I used a Hello Honey card base, with a Very Vanilla card matt. I stamped the house image on Crumb Cake cardstock with Crumb cake ink, and cut it out (although I have ordered the framelits, they havent arrived yet!). I gold embossed the sentiment on a piece of Real Red cardstock.

I put the card together and it just looked plan. I’m generally a simple card maker, but it was too simple even for me! So I grabbed for my current ‘go to’ stamp set – Gorgeous Grunge, and stamped in Hello Honey, but it still just didn’t look complete. Bring on more Gold! I really love the look of Gold embossing, and I just think that bit of Gold splatter just proved to be the finishing touch!

Check out the other challenge entries HERE!

 

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Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Fancy Fold Friday – Scallop Tag Topper Card

Hello!

This is a joint post with my other website – www.thehandmadeweddings.co.uk.

I love making wedding stationary, but a standard card can be a little bit dull, and I love making these!

It uses my favourite Scallop Tag Topper punch, yes I really do use it all the time!

Stampin' Up! UK Scallop tag topper punch wedding card

 

 

 

Measurements:

Cardstock = 8 1/4 x 5 3/4″ (21 x 14.5 cm)

Mark your halfway point on the short sides of your cardstock – approximately 2 7/8″ (7.3 cm) and use these as guide marks when using your scallop tag topper punch

Score one of the tags where it joins the card, and fold.

Score the main card at 4 1/4″ (10.8 cm)

 

Insert measures – 3 7/8 x 5 1/2 ” (10 x 14 cm)

Card matt measures – 2 1/4 x 5 1/2″ (5.5 x 14 cm)

 

For more information and to see the complete Wedding invitation collection visit – www.thehandmadeweddings.co.uk

 

Hannah Wilks

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An Itty Bitty Bit Shimmery

Have you take a look at the Paper Basics Page of the Annual Catalogue? No?! well, then you have missed out! I LOVE this page! you can find it on page 192, and its where you can find all the cool papers and cardstocks; vellum, Kraft cardstock, watercolour paper, glimmer page and what I am using today – Shimmery White cardstock!

Stampin' Up! UK shimmery white card

This photo does not do this cardstock justice! it is gorgeous!

This is a top folding card, half a piece of A4 folded in half, with a card matt cut slightly smaller and embossed using my Simply Scored! to get long embossed lines like a frame. The off cuts of the Shimmery White cardstock were cut to 1 1/2″ squares, and I used my Itty Bitty Accents punch pack to punch the shapes, before layering them with some scraps of Melon Mambo!

cool huh!

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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Save the Date

Ok, so we’re getting to that point in the year when all those Brides start looking for Wedding Stationary (If you are one of those Brides BTW check out this page!), and so as crafters we are often called upon to make invitations, save the dates, thank you cards etc. etc.

Stampin' Up! UK Save the Date Cheers to Love Butterflies

This lovely Save the Date card uses a sentiment from Cheers to Love (lovely for wedding cards!), and some of the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri.

The card base here is the Brushed Gold cardstock (Yum!) with a Whisper White piece. I first stamped the solid butterflies in Blushing Bride, before overstamping the detailed butterflies in Gold! The Sentiment is also stamped using the Gold Metallic Encore Ink.

The larger butterfly I stamped on a scrap piece of Whisper White, in VersaMark, before embossing in Gold, and punching it out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch. Both the Whisper White stamped piece, and the large butterfly are added to the card base with dimensionals for that layered look.

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Fancy Fold Friday – Thinlit edition…..

Ok, So I thought I had finished Fancy Fold Friday (I’m planning on bringing it back soon, I just haven’t got round to making any Fancy Fold cards recently!), and then I found this on my desk.

I know that this really is cheating, but people are always so impressed with these cards, and they just look so complicated to make, but really they are so easy, and its all down to a die!

Stampin' Up! UK Circle Thinlit Festival of Trees

This card is created using the Circle  Card Thinlit die. Stampin’ Up! have 3 of these ‘flip card’ creating dies at the moment, this circle one, a label one, and a great snowflake one! Each die comes with a number of other dies to create a great card. These dies are wonderful! Trying to made a ‘flip card’ by hand is a right pain! This die, not only cuts the card to the right size, but cuts the flip shape AND creates the score lines! and all I had to do was run it through my Big Shot!

To create this card I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock to the slightly bigger than the Circle Card Thinlit die, and ran it though my Big Shot. I also grabbed the scallop circle die from the same die set and a piece of Old Olive cardstock, and ran that through the Big Shot too!

I couldnt make one of these cards without using my favourite Festival of Trees stamp set, this time stamped in Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, and Real Red. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set, stamped in Real Red, and cut into a cute little banner.

The tricky bit of this card is cutting that DSP! The paper I have used here is from Santa and Co. (that one with the crazy dancing Santas!). To ensure that the DSP fits the card, I used the Circle Card Thinlit die again, but this time cut the DSP rather than cardstock. Then cut along the score lines to give me two pieces; one for the front and the other for the inside! Then its just a case of adding Snail adhesive and sticking it all together!

Over the next few weeks I will be revisiting some of my previous Fancy Fold cards, and adding videos! Like my Facebook page or Subscribe to my YouTube to stay up to date and get my latest projects straight away.

 

Hannah Wilks

Stampin’ Up! UK Independent Demonstrator

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