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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InspireINK | Rainbow of Purple

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today, I am SO excited to be back hopping with the ladies from InspireINK today. This month the challenge was set by the lovely Gez aka Nigezza… and she set a very purple theme! I am SUCH a purple girl… so this was totally up my street, and this card came together very quickly!

Rainbow of Happiness Card using Purples from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Rainbow of Happiness Card using Purples from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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InspireINK | Something Old Something New…

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Hello! Time for another trip around the InspireINK blog hop. This month the theme has been set by the very lovely Heidi from FlutterbyHeidi. She’s been very clever and chosen ‘Something Old, Something New’. I’ve chosen a new die set, and an older stamp set for my project.

Amazing Thanks with Forever Fern for InspireINK using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

I am bit of a sucker for this colour combination; Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Old Olive and Blushing Bride, along with Basic White, a touch of Vellum and a hint of Gold.

The leaves in the background are from Forever Fern. A firm favourite stamp set in my stamp room! I love that I can layer just about as many leaves as I can, and it still looks great! Where the sentiment is a brand new die set; Amazing Thanks. Die cut in Basic White and Blushing Bride. I always use Adhesive Sheets with this type of die, it just makes these so easy to stick down.

Natural Thanks handmade card using Amazing Thanks from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah for InspireINK

This card was almost finished, but something just didn’t look quite right. So, I added a rectangle of Vellum and a trio of Brushed Brass Butterflies.

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InspireINK | Best of 2021

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This month’s InspireINK blog hop is a ‘Best of 2021’ theme. I don’t think this year has been what anyone has expected, its been challenging, surprising, upsetting, and to be completely honest with you I can’t wait for 2022 to start and us to leave 2021 well behind.

There are of course some good things about 2021, I finally got my craft room into some sort of order (although it’s not yet finished!), and I did manage to get some creative time back. I thought I would share my favourite make of 2021 for this months InspireINK Blog Hop, this fun card using Artistically Inked!

I’m going to have to get this stamp set back out, I haven’t inked it in ages and I absolutely LOVE it!

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InspireINK | A Bag and a Tag…

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah! If it’s your first time here, please consider subscribing to the blog or my emails to hear more from me, or checking out my Instagram where I post a new project (almost) daily.

This month’s InspireINK challenge was a really challenge for me…. so much that I choose to CASE a project from a very talented demonstrator, who is MUCH better at 3D crafting than me! However, I then managed to put the bag together upside down, so this is my Oops project, but I still think its a great project and so decided to share it anyway!

Super Simple Christmas Gift Bag using Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Measurements:

Designer Series Paper – 30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12″)

Scored on the 1st side at – 9, 14.5, 23.5, and 29 cm (3-1/2, 5-3/4, 9-1/4, 11-1/2″)

Score on the 2nd side at – 5.5 and 21.5 cm (2-1/4 and 9″)

Fun Christmas tag using Christmas Season from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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InspireINK | Winter Birthdays with Artistically Inked

Hello! Gosh, I cannot remember the last time I joined in with this blog hop! I feel super guilty as its one I actually help to run… but life keeps getting in the way. Anyway, I managed to get some creative time recently, and got cards made for a few different challenges, so I’m slightly (ever so slightly) ahead for a hot minute!

InspireINK is a group of super talented stampers, and I think we are all from the same Stampin’ Up! team too. I recently got to spend the weekend with some of these ladies, and I think that has also helped to spur me on to remember to get my act together with joining in..

Anyway, this months theme is ‘Winter Birthday’…. and initially I had planned to make a birthday card using a Christmas stamp set. But, then I saw a card on Instagram and I got inspired into using leaves, and so this card arrived on my desk!

Happy Birthday handmade card using Artistically Inked from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

These leaves (and the sentiment) are from Artistically Inked, which I have to say, while I LOVE it, had had never thought of using these colours with it! Does this happen to anyone else when your using a stamp set from a suite, that you just get stuck using the colours from the Designer Series Paper?!

Here I’ve used Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz for a Autumnal / Winter-y feel.

Leafy Birthday Card using Artistically Inked from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I’ve even used a technique I have done for ages on this one… ink splatter! I grabbed my Stampin’ Write marker in Pear Pizzazz to add a bit of background interest.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Milestone Birthday with Blossoms in Bloom

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Welcome to StampinByHannah this morning! I am so excited to be joining in with the InspireINK blog hop again. This months theme was ‘Milestone Birthday’, and the last milestone birthday cards I made were for James’ 100 year old Nannie. So, I decided I’d make another card for 100, but you could use this idea for any birthday really.

Pretty Floral 100 year birthday card using Blossoms in Bloom from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Blossoms in Bloom stamp set is so pretty, and great for when you just need a hint of a floral. Here I stamped it in Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya, but all the colours I stamped off first for a softer look. Label dies are absolutely a staple in my craft room and these Tasteful Labels are a favourite at the moment, love the shape of this one.

Fabulous handmade birthday card using Blossoms in Bloom and Soft Succulent from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The numbers are die cut using the Playful Alphabet dies, from some Gold foil cardstock, and the card is finished with a trio of jewels.

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InspireINK Blog Hop | True Love with Brushed Blooms

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Welcome to StampinByHannah, and thanks for stopping by on the InspireINK blog hop. This months challenge was a sketch, although I’ve gone slightly off plan (don’t I always!), and added a few extra elements.

I’ve been having heaps of fun with the Brushed Blooms bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper this week. I did a Facebook Live using these goodies on Thursday, and I have another card idea for you using the bundle tomorrow too!

Brushed Blooms Friend card using True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This colour combination is so lovely; Basic Black, Basic White and Pool Party.

The sentiment is from Brushed Blooms, and I heat embossed it white before using the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut it out.

Quick Designer Series Paper card idea using True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Designer Series Paper does most of the work on this card. I couldn’t choose just 3 patterns, so I added all my favourites instead!

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Watercolour Simply Succulents

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and the first InspireINK blog hop of 2021. This month we were challenged to create a project using new products from this years January-June Mini Catalogue, and I am loving so many of the things in it I had a hard time choosing!

But then I saw this card on Instagram and was totally inspired to re-create it using the Simply Succulents stamp set.

Thinking of you using Simply Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The panel of watercolour paper was die cut using the Rectangle stitched dies, and I added a wash of Bermuda Bay ink as a watercolour. This is so quick to do; I put a bit of water on a clear block and add a dab of ink either directly from the ink pad, or using a re-inker. Then its just a case of painting it onto the watercolour paper. I often add the colour in layers, letting each one dry in between to give the piece more dimension,

The succulents are stamped in Memento Black ink once the panel was completely dry, and the panel was then added to the card base which had a layer of Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper.

Quick watercolour card for InspireINK using Simply Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I love a bold sentiment, and to create this will often heat emboss a sentiment in white onto a strip of Basic Black card stock. I did consider adding some pearls or sequins, but chose to keep this one embellishment free.

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Just Because with Free as a Bird

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Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah and the InspireINK blog hop for April 2020. This month, with everything that’s going on, we thought it time to take it back to basics and create some Just Because projects that you could send to your loved ones, a friend, or even a colleague to let them know they’re not alone.

Just Because card using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! for the InspireINK Blog Hop with StampinByHannah

Earlier this month I sent my mother in law this card, along with a bunch of printed photos of Niamh. I also made one for my mum, which I shared a week or so ago.

I love a simple card, one that you can whip up in a hurry and get it in the post, and while this one is coloured with Blends, it was made fairly quickly. The Free as a Bird stamp was stamped in Memento Black ink, and then coloured with Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow Blends pens. I rarely use this “properly” and tend to just lay down flat colour rather than using lots of pens and blending, however if you had the time you could really go to town on this image.

Cute bird Just Because card using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The other reason I continue to love the Free as a Bird stamp set is the lovely background images. Those leaves, stamped in Pool Party ink on Pool Party card stock, just does something that makes my heart happy.

I finished this card with a sentiment from the Well Said Stamp set, keeping things simple so that it would travel well through the post.

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