Inspire.Create.Challenges #020 | Sketch Challenge with Rooted in Nature

How to make a pretty thank you card with a tree from Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges #020 Sketch Challenge with Rooted in Nature

 

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun and fabulous sketch challenge! You can check the challenge and the other Design Team Members projects out over at Inspire.Create.Challenges

Inspire.Create.Challenges Sketch Challenge Tree Thank You Card using Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

Ok, so I have a confession… this is the second card I made for this challenge (I plan to share the other one with you on Saturday!)… but this one is my favourite! This happens to me often, when I make a card for an occasion, go away, fall out of love with it and make something else! I’m sure I’m not the only person this happens to!

I do have a bit of an obsession with the Rooted in Nature bundle…. but I’m not apologising for sharing it with you! This bundle HAS to be one of my top picks from the new Stampin’ Up! 2018 Annual Catalogue!

Thank you card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up!

This large tree in particular is one of my favourite pieces, along with it’s coordinating die! I’ve kept the colour combination simple; with Sahara Sand, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White.

The card is finished with a bow in Crumb Cake Nature’s Twine

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Inspire.Create.Challenges #019 | Grapefruit Grove Home Decor

Inspire.Create.Challenges In Colour Challenge using Grapefruit Grove and Share What You Love from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges #019 Grapefruit Grove Home Decor

Stampin' Up! In Colours 2018-2020 Lovely Lipstick Pineapple Punch Grapefruit Grove Call me Clover Blueberry Bushel

This week I am sharing a whole weeks worth of inspiration featuring the new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2020 In Colours… which happens to tie in quite nicely to this weeks Inspire.Create.Challenges Colour Challenge…

Inspire.Create.Challenges In Colour Challenge using Stampin' Up! colours

One of my most favourite times in the Stampin’ Up! calendar is the release of the new In-Colours…. and this year certainly did not disappoint! These 5 fun, bright colours are going to be awesome to use during the summer, and I can see some fabulous Christmas crafting coming with Call Me Clover too!

Today’s project is a fairly simple one… borne from the need to update my Office decor! I’ve had this frame in my craft room for a couple of years, I shared the original creation HERE…. but it was starting to look tired… and I could not pass up the chance to use the Exclusive Statement of the Heart stamp before it retires Tomorrow! The frame is THIS one from IKEA (I LOVE IKEA… don’t you?!)

Stampin' Up! Statement of the Heart Craft Room Home Decor Frame using Share What You Love Designer Series Paper

Today is Grapefruit Grove day in my week long celebration of all things ‘In Colour’ and I just HAD to use this piece of the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper and the Statement of the Heart Stamp Set from the Share What You Love Bundles, along with some of the pieces from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit, Pearlised Doilies and a hint of Vellum too!

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Do pop over to Inspire.Create.Challenges to see the work of the fabulous other members of the Design Team have made with these fun In-Colours…

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 018 | Lemon Zest Sunshine Birthday Card

Inspire.Create.Challenge Card making Theme Challenge Lemon Zest Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge 018 Lemon Zest Sunshine Birthday Card

Inspire.Create.Challenge Card making Theme Challenge Sunshine

As we head towards summer here in the UK we are all hoping for some more Sunshine… but you know, you can always make your own! For me Sunshine says Bright colours and fun…. and I hope that my card for Inspire.Create.Challenges fits that brief!

Bright and Fun Birthday Card using Lemon Zest from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

It has been FAR too long since I pulled this stamp set off my Stamp Shelf! Lemon Zest is so fun… and it has a coordinating punch… but it’s one I have really struggled to use! So, this is a bit of a two part challenge for me this week, one, to make a card that says ‘Sunshine’ and two, to make something with this fabulous Stamp Set!

The card itself is Old Olive, with layers of Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White, a splatter of Old Olive ink… and then I’ve gone to town with circle dies!

How to make a quick and easy Birthday Card using Lemon Zest from Stampin' Up! with #stampinbyhannah

It’s always really easy to forget what sentiments a theme’d stamp set like this contains… but how lovely is that Happy Birthday?

I cannot wait to see you ‘Sunshine’ cards over at Inspire.Create.Challenge, do check out the other Design Team inspiration too!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges 015 – Quick and Easy Masculine Cards!

Fun Masculine card for Inspire.Create.Challenges using True Gentleman Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges 015 – Quick and Easy Masculine Cards!

Inspire.Create.Challenges Masculine Challenge Card Making Papercraft

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a Theme… and it’s a Theme that I think a lot of us struggle with, cards for men! They are tricky to please, and they don’t want pink, or floral, or bows… and lets be honest, that’s a LOT of our crafting! However, Stampin’ Up! to the rescue again… with the True Gentleman suite!

How to make a fun Masculine Birthday Card using Truly Tailored from Stampin' Up!

This card was inspired by another card I have made recently (that I’ll be sharing with you very soon!). I have been really enjoying making men’s card with the True Gentleman suite, the stamps and Designer Series Paper just tie together so perfectly… don’t you LOVE it when products do that, makes crafting so easy!

The card base is in Sahara Sand, and the first layer is a sheet of Night of Navy card stock embossed using the Hexagons Embossing Folder. You can find my standard card making measurements HERE!

Cool Man's card using Truly Tailored from Stampin' Up!

There are 3 different pieces of Designer Series Paper at work here too… along with a circle of DIY Designer Series Paper (stamped using the Truly Tailored stamp set). The circles are all cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, these dies are definitely at the top of my crafty MUST HAVE list, I use them SO often!

This card is finished with a trio of strips of Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon.

I would LOVE to see you masculine creations, join in with us at Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge | Petal Palette Congratulations Card

Pretty Congratulations card with bird using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge Petal Palette Congratulations Card

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This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous sketch… and it’s super special because in addition to the usual, and very talented, Design Team we also have the Gorgeous Kylie Bertucci hopping with us too! Do pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to check out everyone’s creations AND to add your own!

Inspire.Create.Challenge Sketch

I have a couple of cards for this challenge, I’ll post the first one today, and the keep watching for more inspiration coming at the weekend!

How to make a fun congratulations card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

I had heaps of fun with this one! I’ve been playing a lot with layering recently, and I’ve been playing again here. That bottom cluster has stamping, die cutting and ink blending! But it all works together, as all the products coordinate AND the limited colour palette.

This past few weeks I’ve been having heaps of fun pulling out different colour combinations, and this is no exception! I cannot wait to see what you make with this sketch… don’t forget to add your entry to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog

Create an ink blended congratulations card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

This fabulous bundle, Petal Palette, might be my most used item from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue. It makes beautiful cards really simply with lots of coordinating stamps and dies, PLUS detail dies that just add that special something to your project!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #013 | Sending Hugs with Lovely Inside & Out

Inspire.Create.Challenges 013 Colour Challenge Card using Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge #013 | Sending Hugs with Lovely Inside and Out

 

I am LOVING the Colour Combination for Inspire.Create.Challenges #013….

Inspire.Create.Challenges 013 Colour Challenge

This colour combination was totally inspired by the Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper which is currently available for FREE with a £45 during Sale-a-bration. I know that the Inspire.Create Design Team will have some fabulous projects with it… you can find them HERE!

How to make a bright and fun card using Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper and Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up!

Because the colour combination was inspired by the Designer Series Paper I thought I would use the paper on my card. This is the second time I’ve used this paper this week, you can also find it in this weeks Make It Monday video!

This card also uses the Lovely Inside and Out stamp set. I have been really enjoying some of the pre-printed cards in Stampin’ Up! kits recently, and thought it would be fun to re-create the look with stamps, so the card base is stamped with one of the stamps from Lovely Inside and Out in Bermuda Bay ink for a cool tone on tone effect.

Sending Hugs card using Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up!

I cannot wait to see you creations with this colour combination! Share you makes with us at Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge | This Little Piggy

Cute and Girly Birthday Card using This Little Piggy from Stampin Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge This Little Piggy

 

Oh my goodness, I was writing the challenge blog blog post for this weeks Inspire.Create.Challenges challenge, and released that I had completely forgotten to write my own! These posts seem to be coming around awfully quickly at the moment… where are the weeks going?!

Inspire.Create.Challenges Stampin' Up! Challenges Theme

This weeks challenge is a theme… and I am so excited to see what you guys make with this one! I stood in front of my stamp shelves for ages debating over butterflies, when I remembered that I needed a birthday card for one of my crafty besties… and the This Little Piggy stamp set jumped out at me.

How to make a cute birthday card using This Little Piggy from Stampin' Up!

I had so much fun making this one! I’ve been really enjoying using layers on my cards recently, and this card totally plays into that with embossing, a doily, stamping, vellum and bakers twine!

This piggy is stamped in Powder Pink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, which I then die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits and layered into onto the coordinating scalloped circle cut from Powder Pink card stock.

Cute birthday card using This Little Piggy from Stampin' Up!

The other thing I have been doing quite a bit recently is using my Stampin’ Blends to colour Delicate White Doilies… I took a Pink Piroutte Blend to this one for a subtle off-white colour.

This card is finished with a Everyday label punched from Vellum, a double bow of White Bakers Twine and a trio of Glitter Enamel dots… oh and a splatter of Sahara Sand ink too

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 009 | Heart Happiness

How to make a fun watercoloured Valentines card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge 009 | Heart Happiness

Inspire.Create.Challenges Love Themed Challenge

Oh yes… the next big card making event (other than Birthdays!) is Valentines day and this week’s Inspire.Create.Challenges Love Themed challenge should give you plenty of ideas and inspiration! We would LOVE to see your Love themed creations too… don’t forget to enter the challenge over on the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog!

Heat embossed Valentines Card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

The Heart Happiness Stamp Set from the new Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer catalogue is full of fun hearts (not a sentiment in sight!) and it coordinates with TWO sets of dies too; Lots to Love Box Framelits and the Sweet and Sassy Framelits. However, I did hand cut the tall skinny heart without much issue.

I actually filmed watercolouring the floral heart, which I will share on my Instagram later on today. I used a combination of Powder Pink, Rose Red and Rich Razzleberry to colour the heart, and lots of layers of colour.

Watercoloured Valentines card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

The other heart is stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto Vellum, and I hand cut it as I mentioned.

The sentiment is taken from the Petal Palette stamp set, stamped in Rose Red onto Shimmery White card stock. Before the ink was totally dry I rubbed over it with a dry-ish Aqua-Painter to create this watercolour wash effect. I have been loving using the Everyday Label punch, and I punched out the sentiment but it was a little big. So I trimmed it! I love the look actually.

Thanks for stopping by StampinByHannah today, and I cannot wait to see you Love themed creations over on Inspire.Create.Challenges!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #008 | Sketch Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge Sketch Challenge using Fresh Floral from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge #008 Sketch Challenge

Inpsire.Create.Challenges Sketch challenge 008

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous sketch! I LOVE creating from a sketch and will often turn a sketch on its head and make something a little different. Seeing as the card I have created here is SO different from the sketch I thought I would share my process…. and I actually have a second card I made (first) with the same sketch coming later in the week!

How to use a sketch to make a card for Inspire.Create.Challenges using Stampin' Up! products

So, how on earth did I get to this card from that sketch… well, I have a few sketch tips to share with you:

  1. Literally turn the sketch on its head…. rotate it by 90 degrees, turn it upside down, flip it to the other side… a sketch can be really fluid and using one is all about interpretation
  2. Take on the elements…. take each element individually, and move it, change its size, or change the shape altogether!
  3. Play with colour…. remember that ultimately this is YOUR creation, and you can make it any colour, use any Designer Series Paper or stamps that you like
  4. Check out what other people have done with the same sketch…. sometimes the sketch just doesn’t jump out at you, so check out the Design Team’s work and see what they have done, maybe they have some inspiration for you! This is one of the reason’s I just LOVE a sketch challenge!

Inspire.Create.Challenge Sketch Challenge using Fresh Floral from Stampin' Up!

This particular card came to me at about 11PM, once I was in bed… and I did managed to sleep, but it was the first thing I did when I got up the next morning! I just adore this Designer Series Paper, it is Fresh Florals from the Annual catalogue and the pack is a bumper 40 sheets using the 2017-2019 In Colours. The paper coordinates perfectly with the Floral Phrases stamp set (that also has some fabulous dies to go with it too!).

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Inspire.Create.Challenges 007 | Colour Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenges Colour Challenge December 2017 using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges 007 | Colour Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge December Colour Challenge

This weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge has a festive feel, however, I made a very conscious decision NOT to make a Christmas card this week. Partly because I have made more Christmas cards this year than I have people to send them too, and partly because tomorrow is the LAST day to shop Stampin’ Up! to ensure your goodies arrive before the man in the red suit, and so I would expect that you have probably finished making this years cards too!

How to make a quick and simple valentine using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up!

Keeping things pretty simple this week… I’m sure we have enough to do without making complicated cards too. So, it’s an almost one layer affair with a Big ol’ sentiment and some accent stamping!

I love this type of card for a quick ‘thinking of you’ or ‘thank you’ card. I thought this would be perfect for a simple Valentines, or even a sympathy card. There are lots of times we send Love… and why not send it handmade!

Inspire.Create.Challenges Colour Challenge December 2017 using Lots of Love from Stampin' Up!

All the stamps here are from the Lots of Love stamp set. I am LOVING big sentiments at the moment, ones that fill the front of your card and make sending that handmade Love really quick and easy. Once that sentiment is stamped in Crumb Cake, it’s a simple case of adding leaves and flowers in the other colours in key areas. When I’m accent stamping like this, I tend to go for 3 groups of stamped images, the same way I do when I’m added embellishments. The eye loves a trio of things, and it helps to pull you around the card too.

We would LOVE to see what you do with this colour combination, check out the other Design Team members creations over at Inspire.Create.Challenges! 

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