Inspire.Create.Challenge #122 | Happier Than Happy

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah this week… You might have noticed that I’ve been a bit quiet recently. I’ve been studying for my Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification for my day job, and last week I finally handed it in. All finished! Such a relief! Of course, we’ve had other drama’s since then that have stopped me getting into my craft room, but I’m hoping that they will all be resolved this week and I can get back to regularly scheduled crafting.

Anyway, that’s enough of my waffle… this week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is to make a project inspired by THIS fabulous card by the very lovely Denita Wright-Smee. Usually, I take these inspiration challenges and use them a bit like a sketch, but this time I thought I would use the same suite and use that as my jumping off point.

Happier than Happy Cute childrens birthday card using Happy Forest Friends from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This is the Happy Forest Friends suite, and Happier than Happy Stamp Set, from this years Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. I know that it is designed for children’s cards, but I just think this whole suite is too cute not to share!

The background is a piece of the Designer Series Paper, and I’ve added some stamped and die cut toadstools, the fabulous big brown bear and a bow of linen thread. Simple, and quick, but oh so cute!

Cute Children's congratulations card using Happier than Happy from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Technique Tuesday | Watercolour with Nature’s Prints

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today for a fun Blog Hop; a watercolour themed Technique Tuesday, perfect for Watercolour Month! Stampin’ Up! are celebrating all things watercolour this month and there are a heap of videos and project inspiration over on their socials…. time for us to join in and share some watercolour projects too!

Watercolour wash with Nature's Prints from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I have been dying to try a watercolour wash with this stamp set since it arrived in my craft room, but for some reason I only managed to actually do it yesterday! This is the Nature’s Prints stamp set (and a piece of the Sun Prints Designer Series Paper), which I just love. The big leaf stamp is heat embossed in White onto a piece of Fluid100 Watercolour Paper, and then a wash of Night of Navy over the top. This is pretty strong watercolour, not a lot of water and a couple of drops of Night of Navy straight from a re-inker.

How to make a watercolour thank you card using Sun Prints from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment is heat embossed in white, from the same stamp set, and this card is finished with a trio of the Classic Matte Dots.


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How I start using a Suite | Stampin’ Up! Abigail Rose

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today… usually at this time on a Wednesday evening (19:30 UK time) I am going Live either on YouTube or Facebook. However, this week I am right at the end of a course I’ve been studying for for the past 3 years, and I’m spending all my spare moments getting my portfolio ready for submission. So, rather than do a Live this week, I have a pre-recorded video instead. I will be back next Wednesday, Live on my Facebook page with some fun ideas using some of the Sale-a-bration goodies…. but for now, here is my first look at the Abigail Rose suite…

When I first pull out brand new products, I will quite often turn to the Stampin’ Up! catalogue for inspiration. This card is inspired by one of the cards on the suite page in the catalogue. BUT I have made it my own by changing some of the layers and colours. This isn’t my usual style of card, but I really love it!

Pretty layered handmade card using Abigail Rose Patterned Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #120 | Home Decor with Storybook Gnomes!

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah this week! I am super excited for July, I have LOTS planned… but first I thought it only right that we kick of the month of July with a bit of Christmas in July, and a festive Home Decor project!

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is designed to push your papercraft boundries a little, and the theme is Home Decor! I would LOVE to see your Decor makes, just add them to the end of the Inspire.Create blog post and inspire me to make something else for my home.

Storybook Gnomes Home Decor frame IKEA papercraft using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

This project uses the Storybook Gnomes from the new July-December Mini Catalogue, and while it is festive, I think I could get away with this sitting out in my living room for most of winter. The toadstool is die cut from the Designer Series Paper, but the gnome is stamped and coloured using Watercolour Pencils. (side note: did you know, July is Watercolour Month… I’ll be sharing more about that soon!)

Create a cute handmade sample for an IKEA frame with Storybook Gnomes from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Stampin’ Inspiration | ideas with Perfectly Pencilled from Stampin’ Up!

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah this evening, for a very quick blog post…

I went Live on YouTube on Wednesday, and so the replay is now available. But before I get to that, I want to let you know about the Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Sale which is now on and includes a bunch of bargains from the January-June Mini Catalogue. You can find all the items in the Online Store until the end of the month.

This week’s YouTube Live featured the Perfectly Pencilled Designer Series Paper which is also part of this months Card Club Kit!

Card Club is a fabulous monthly inspiration kit, which includes all the pre-cut pieces to make 3 fabulous cards. All you need to do is add the sentiments, inks and adhesives… but you can also add these to your kit if you like! Club costs £12.50 per month, plus postage. Just drop me an email at stampinbyhannah[at]outlook.com to join in!

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Thank You Inspired Thoughts | International Blog Highlight

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today for Kylie’s International Blog Highlights. As usual the theme is ‘Thank You’ and there are heaps of demonstrators taking part. Hop over to Kylie’s blog to see them all and vote for your favourites.

Floral Thank you card using Inspired Thoughts and Perfectly Pencilled from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I shared this card on Instagram as a Reel on Saturday, but thought it needed a place on the blog too! It is actually inspired by a card in the new Annual Catalogue, but I’ve altered the colours and background stamping.

The floral panel uses the Perfectly Pencilled Designer Series Paper, which is Black and White, and then I’ve added colour with Stampin’ Blends in Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis and Starry Sky. The background is stamped using the little round stamp from Hello Beautiful.

How to make a pretty Thank you card using Perfectly Pencilled from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment is taken from Inspired Thoughts. Both the Papers and this stamp set are featured in this month’s Card Club. I would LOVE for you to join me, you can find out more information by dropping me an email at stampinbyhannah[at]outlook.com.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #118 | Happiness Abounds

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today for Inspire.Create.Challenge! This week’s challenge is a fabulous Sketch and I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with using it. Do hop on over to the Inspire.Create blog to see the rest of the Design Team’s creations and to add your own projects too

Congratulations handmade floral card using Hues of Happiness from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card was born from a scrap! Can you believe that?! The Designer Series Paper is from Hues of Happiness and I have had great fun hacking it apart… and this piece just seemed perfect for this card.

The flowers are from Happiness Abounds, and are stamped in Night of Navy for a really simple outlined look, then I’ve finished this card with a fussy cut sentiment and a trio of Glossy Dots!

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Crafting Live! | Fun with Nature’s Prints from Stampin’ Up!

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah this week for my YouTube Live replay. This week I have had the Sun Prints suite out on my desk following last weekends blog hop, and I have had so much fun playing with it that I thought I would share it again on YouTube Live this week.

Hello There Just Because Card using Sun Prints from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Seeing as its Jubilee Weekend, I thought it only right that I use Red, Blue and White… or Night of Navy, Sweet Sorbet, Basic White (and Sahara Sand).

I absolutely LOVE a wreath on a card, and so I couldn’t not get this set of dies… which then led to the stamp set, and the whole suite! The wreath die on its own is really pretty, however, I like to step things up a little, and these flowers also form a perfectly sized wreath on the front of a card.

Pretty floral wreath handmade card using Nature's Prints from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Pootlers Blog Hop | 3 Card Ideas with the Sun Prints suite from Stampin’ Up!

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today. Today is a little bit special, because its our team blog hop, we do about 3 of these a year to celebrate the release of new Stampin’ Up! Catalogues. They are SO much fun, and I hope that you hit some of the other ladies blogs later using the links at the end of this blog post.

When I was shopping through the new Annual Catalogue, this suite didn’t immediately jump out at me. However, after seeing some of the fabulous creations that the Artisan’s had created with it, it fell into my basket!

Handmade Thank  You card using Sun Prints from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I have made 3 cards to share with you today, but I think that I will make some more to share on my weekly YouTube Live on Wednesday night, because these are so fun and really simple to do!

How to create a stunning PINK Nature's Prints Hello Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

I love Night of Navy, but I really wanted to try using the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set with a really bright colour too. So I reached for my current ‘Go to’ pink; Polished Pink and I absolutely LOVE this one!

White on White Hello Card using Nature's Prints from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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InspireINK | Happier than Happy

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today, and to the InspireINK blog hop. This month our challenge was set by the lovely Janice Thomson of JazzleDazzleCrafts… and she set a really tough one; Sunshine, Flowers and Insects. So, I’ve gone a little outside of the theme, but there is an insect / butterfly on this one!

Happier than happy card using Stampin' Up! products from StampinByHannah

This card uses the Happy Forest Friends suite. I have to admit, this wasn’t something that immediately leapt into my basket, however there as some cute images in the stamp set that I just couldn’t leave behind. The Designer Series Paper is really lovely, there are some very cute-sy images, but also a bunch of really great basic patterns too.

thank you card using Happy Forest Friends from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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