Home to Roost Birthday Card

So, today I thought I would share my final Sale-a-bration make of 2019… and James’ birthday card!

Home to Roost Birthday Card for Sale-a-bration using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Home to Roost is available for FREE when you spend £45 before Sunday night! I cannot believe that Sale-a-bration is so nearly over… however, that does mean that we are closer to the start of the new Annual Catalogue and something very exciting that launches on Monday!

Bright and fun guys birthday card using Home to Roost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

My top tip for guys cards is to keep things fairly simple. Here I stamped the Rooster onto Watercolour paper using Staz-on. I did use my Stamparatus for this to ensure a really deep, crisp, black image onto the bumpy paper.

Then, to add some texture I added some dots of Fine Tip Glue and let it dry really really well before watercolouring the piece in Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel and Real Red inks.

The other texture on the card is the embossed front using the hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, and then adding the watercoloured panel with dimentionals to a piece of Crushed Curry Card stock.

How to decorate the inside of a card using Home to Roost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I couldn’t not decorate the inside of this card (James always requests something special on the inside when I’m making a card for him to send!) and so I added some stamping and a strip of Crushed Curry card stock to finish.

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Four All Seasons Joy Fold Birthday Card

Hello! Can you believe we are almost at the end of Sale-a-bration 2019… in fact we only have another few days as the fabulous offers end on Sunday night!

To see what Sale-a-bration is all about check my earlier blog post HERE!

Today’s card is a card I made a few weeks ago for one of my Sister-in-Law’s birthdays. I needed something a little bit special, because with my current Baby Brain actually getting around to buying her a present didn’t happen (she did get a gift card though so she can treat herself to something), and so I reached for the very lovely Painted Seasons stamp set, Designer Series Paper and coordinating dies.

Joy Fold birthday card using Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I have been loving using these stamps and the Designer Series Paper which you can get as a bundle for FREE with a £90 order, and then the dies that match are just a must have!

This is a really easy Fancy fold card to put together. You can find all the measurements on THIS blog post from a couple of years ago.

Joy fold card using Painted Seasons from Stampin' Up! for Sale-a-bration 2019 with StampinByHannah

Then on the inside I made a little Designer Series Paper pocket to hold the gift card, simply by measuring the gift card and chopping a bit off the top. I did use a 2″ circle punch to notch the top of the pocket and make retrieving the gift a little easier too!

There isn’t a whole heap of stamping on this one really, as the paper says everything! But I did add a few succulents in coordinating Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party along with the Berry Burst Sentiment taken from Needle and Thread.

Don’t forget to check out the last few bits of Sale-a-bration goodness, or think about taking up that fabulous Joining Offer before its too late!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 039 | Bike Ride For You

You wouldn’t think I set these challenges… because this week had me totally stumped! Inspire.Create.Challenge 039 is a theme challenge, and the theme is pets!

Now, I do have a pet, the very lovely Freda the Cat, and if I had been super organised I would have made a fabulous scrapbook page, or a frame with her in, or something. However, as I mentioned on Monday, this past few weeks have left me a more than a little behind. So, I managed find the time and energy to make this project on Sunday… so reaching for the nearest stamp set featuring an animal!

Inspire.Create.Challege 039 Pet themed card using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

So, Bike Ride it is! This stamp set is so sweet, with that cute dog. The bike is stamped in Poppy Parade and Memento Black, while the dog is actually Crushed Curry and Blueberry Bushel! I just love 2-step stamping and this stamp set is perfect for this fun technique. The dog in particular is stamped using 3 separate stamps, they line up really easily, and it creates this really lovely multi-coloured stamped image too.

To you card using Bike Ride from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The background is an embossed piece of Vellum. I have fallen back in love with dry embossing thanks to the very lovely Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder which is currently FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration AND has been confirmed as being carried forward into next years Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.

The sentiment is actually taken from a Christmas stamp set, Merry Christmas to All, stamped in Memento Black ink to match the bike!

Check out the Inspire.Create.Challenge Blog to see the other Pet themed creations made by the rest of the Design Team and share your Pet makes with us to!

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Stock Updates, In Colour and Sale-a-bration!

Hey folks!

I have a few update for you today, and a couple of fun projects for you later in the week! This past week I didn’t post either here or over on my Facebook or Instagram pages, this is the first time I have missed a full week in ages, but there are a couple of reasons:

  1. I am 33 weeks pregnant (today!) and this past week I’ve just been exhausted.
  2. Last weekend, James and I took a lovely trip up to Newcastle to see Saturday Night Fever (which was AWESOME!) but it meant that I didn’t get any crafting time, this combined with the fact that I completely forgot about this trip earlier in the month when I was planning means that I had no content last week!
  3. I’m starting to slow down a little in preparation for our little arrival. I have 4 weeks of my day job left, and so that is my current priority, although I am still crafting when I can, and like I said I have 2 fun projects for you later in the week!

So, you can expect to still see inspiration and ideas from me, but not at my usual rate! I’m also a little behind on my Thank You cards and gifts too… but I WILL catch up before baby arrives!

Stock Updates…

I also wanted to let you know about a couple of stock updates.

Sale-a-bration Coordination…

We started the month with some fabulous die sets, a punch and stamp set that coordinate with the current Sale-a-bration offerings. However, they are While Stocks Last and already 2 have completely SOLD OUT! These are the dies that coordinate with the So Hoppy Together and Hello Cupcake stamp sets…

Items still available are…

Spring Summer Catalogue…

Stampin’ Up! have also given up advanced notice that there are a few sets of dies that are unlikely last the full length of the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue. Which means that the following sets are While Stocks Last…

Also, the Bunny Builder Punch is also approaching Sell Out!

In Colours…

This is a bit of an advanced warning, but as we approach the end of the current Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue in May we are also approaching that time of year where we have to say Goodbye to 5 of the In-Colours.

In-Colours are 5 in style colours that are added to the Stampin’ Up! colour palette each year, and last for 2 years. So the colours that are due to retire in May are:

  • Fresh Fig
  • Berry Burst
  • Powder Pink
  • Tranquil Tide
  • Lemon Lime Twist

This means that items using these colours are currently in quite high demand, particularly ink re-fills and card stock. These items usually sell out VERY quickly once the Retiring list is announced, So, if you want any of the items that use these colours grab them sooner rather than later!

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Sale-a-bration…

Sale-a-bration SHOP

There are only 2 weeks left of Sale-a-bration! That’s just 2 weeks left to earn your fabulous free goodies when you spend £45, or to get that gorgeous Craft and Carry Tote bag in your Starter Kit!

Find out all the information about Sale-a-bration HERE!

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Home to Roost | Sale-a-bration

This is another card I should have posted last week… and really its just a sneaky peak of the sort of project you can expect in my Email Newsletters.

I try and send an email out each week, it doesn’t always happen, but the intention is there! And I am trying super hard to get a creative project into every single one… I used to send exclusive video tutorials, but for the time being I’m sticking with PDF downloads while I get to grips with late pregnancy / early motherhood!

Home to Roost card using Sale-a-bration stamps from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card uses the oh so fun Home to Roost stamp set which is FREE during Sale-a-bration (while stocks last, until the end of March).

You can find out exactly how I put this card together by downloading my latest Email, and don’t miss out on other Email Exclusive projects by subscribing to my Email List HERE!

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Sale-a-bration Update!

Hey folks! Wow.. where did this week go! I should have had this blog post up for you yesterday, however, I felt awful and so didn’t get around to writing it (to be honest I didn’t get very far off my sofa yesterday either!). Never mind, I do feel better today, and so have made it up to my craft room this afternoon for a spot of crafting and blog admin.

Sale-a-bration!

We are now in the 3rd (and final) month of Sale-a-bration 2019! I cannot believe we are into March already, this year is flying.

Sale-a-bration is the BIGGEST event in the Stampin’ Up! calendar. It is a sort of super sale… but with a bit of a difference. There are 3 parts: SHOP, HOST and JOIN and each gets you fabulous benefits!

SHOP

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2nd release with StampinByHannah

When you spend £45 (or multiples of £45) you get to choose a FREE gift! How cool is that! There are some awesome stamp sets, Designer Series Papers, a kit and more! And we had new items added yesterday… so do pop over to my store to check them all out

Sale-a-bration FREE items…


HOST

For all this is designed for party hostesses, you can use this part of Sale-a-bration to be a super savvy shopper! When you spend £200 in a single order, Stampin’ Up! will give you a extra £20 in Stampin’ Rewards. These are like free credits to spend on ANYTHING in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.. and there is a LOT of items for £20 or less…

Sale-a-bration Stampin' Up! Stampin' Rewards

JOIN

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration joining offer 2019

This one is my fav! Grab a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit during Sale-a-bration and not only do you get all the usual benefits to being a part of something just truly amazing, you get a fully customisible kit of goodies of a value of £170 with free P+P… and if you choose the bumper kit you get a fabulous bag too!

There are so many great things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demo…. the kit is awesome value on its own, but then there is the ongoing discount of at least 20%, quarterly exclusive magazine, pre-order periods for all catalogues and offers, exclusive Facebook groups, Events, friendships, and so much more!

You can find out more about joining on my Joining Page, or check out my Joining FAQ’s… or you can JOIN NOW!

Sale-a-bration Coordination!

I mentioned this in my Facebook Live a couple of weeks ago, but the products finally went Live yesterday. So, now, in addition to those fabulous free stamps you can choose as part of Sale-a-bration, you can also purchase the coordinating dies! No more fussy cutting of that fun frog!

Sale-a-bration coordination

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Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue Team Swaps!

Oh my! I was supposed to get this blog written and up for you last week….better late than never right! Actually, I’m glad I waited because it turned out I had one missing when I shared them with you on a Facebook Live a couple of weeks ago.

I love taking part in card swaps. As a team we tend to have a swap for each new catalogue, and then we also swap at Live events too! Taking part in project swaps are a great way to get heaps of ideas and inspiration, and are a fabulous way of meeting people when we all get together. The next time we all get together as a Team is for OnStage in April, I wasn’t planning on going this time as I’ll be 37 weeks pregnant, but I was convinced by my naughty team leader a few weeks ago… but I wont be swapping (can’t do everything!)

This time we swapped in small groups, so only had to make 5 cards. I made this card using the Needlepoint Nook suite, and shared a video tutorial of it a while ago.

Cute Friendship card using Needlepoint Nook from Stampin' Up! with video tutorial from StampinByHannah

Do you want to see the cards I received?

This card was made by Rebecca Kevan; I just LOVE those fabulous butterflies from Sale-a-bration!
Christine Bettany made this cute Butterfly NoteCard
The ever talented Kaye Mellor sent this one using Memories and More from the Spring Summer catalogue
Tina from Germany made this card, and hand coloured the image using Stampin’ Blends
Sarah Haigh was on a Needlepoint Nook kick like me with this fun card!

You can join in with our next team card swap, and our other fabulous team events… and now is great time to join the team with a fabulous Sale-a-bration Starter Kit!

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Just Add Ink 445 | Embossing with Country Floral from Sale-a-bration!

I have been having so much fun taking part in Just Add Ink challenges every weekend. This week I’m a little ahead of my usual schedule as I have been off on Annual Leave this past week and so managed to get my card made on Friday!

This week, Just Add Ink has become Just Add Embossing! I have to admit that for all I often Heat Emboss sentiments, my collection of embossing folders often gets forgotten about! However, one of the new Sale-a-bration items is the most gorgeous Embossing Folder, and I spotted THIS card on Instagram on Thursday that I just HAD to CASE! So, this week’s Just Add Ink challenge was right up my street!

Sale-a-bration Happiness Card using Country Floral Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This embossing folder is one of those thicker ones, so the dimension is just awesome! Here, I’ve pulled one of my favourite colours of all time, Fresh Fig, and embossed it, layered it onto a piece of Whisper White and then added it to a standard sized Gray Granite card front.

Of course, I haven’t just left it there! Because although this embossing folder is beautiful, the card needed a little extra something. So, I pulled out another product I haven’t used in a while (actually so long, I had to hunt my craft room to find it!), Shimmer Paint! To add a hint of shimmer to the embossed panel, I dabbed Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint onto the panel using a rag… but you could use a sponge, brayer, or your fingers!

Simple Embossed card using Country Floral from Sale-a-bration 2019 and Needle and Thread from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Because I really wanted to keep the embossing the main focus of this card, the rest is really quite simple. The sentiment (also embossed as it goes!) is taken from Needle and Thread, and the card is finished with a trio of Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration 2nd release with StampinByHannah

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March Facebook Live Online Class | Painted Seasons!

Oh I am super excited to share this with you this afternoon! I been toying with the idea of doing some extra classes for a while, and with the Sale-a-bration 2nd Release being so gorgeous I couldn’t resist making a class out of it!

Painted Seasons Class from StampinByHannah to celebrate Sale-a-bration 2019!

This fabulous stamp and Designer Series Paper bundle is FREE with a £90 order, and it has some coordinating framelits coming on the 1st March too!

While I’ve used the stamps, dies and papers in this class, I’ve designed the class so that you could use an alternative bundle and papers instead!

This class will take place in an exclusive Facebook Group, with the Live video taking place on the 16th March at 11AM. During class we will be making 5 fabulous cards, with the opportunity for you to stamp along, ask questions and share your creations!

Painted Seasons Online Card Class Cardstock Pack from StampinByHannah

There are 2 options for this class; either Class ONLY or Class and Cards stock. I’ve chosen NOT to include the stamps for several reasons, 1. I understand that the £90 price point is high, and I want as many of you as possible to join in with this class, 2. I’ve designed the class around sketches, and so you could use any stamps you have to make some stunning cards!

Card stock pack includes 10 pre-cut and scored card bases, along with mats, layers and die cut pieces for the cards in this class, PLUS 5 Whisper White Envelopes. Every pack also includes a fabulous gift from me!

Prices:

Class Only – Access to the Facebook Group, Facebook Live video, and downloads of sketches and card designs using 2 stamp and die bundles – £10

Class and Card stock Pack – Access to the Facebook Group, Facebook Live video, and downloads of sketches and card designs using 2 stamp and die bundles – PLUS card stock to make 10 cards, die cuts and envelopes and Postage – £20

Book you place!

No Fields Found.

Booking closes on 9th March for Card and Card stock option, and the 15th March for Class ONLY.

Payments will be requested via PayPal invoice. This does not require a PayPal account, just a credit or debit card.

Invitations to the Facebook group will be issued once Payment has been received, and not before 1st March.

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So Hoppy Together Customer Thank You Cards

Sorry for the slight delay in today’s blog post… I should have written this yesterday, but I had a terrible bout of Pregnancy Fatigue yesterday afternoon and I just needed to sleep! Things are better today though, and have a day in my craft room planned, so I’m getting this written so that I can get to crafting!

Stampin' Up! Customer Thank You cards using So Hoppy Together from Sale-a-bration 2019 with StampinByHannah

I had great fun a few weeks ago at a local craft fair, it was during the snow and so foot fall wasn’t great. But, it’s OK because it gave me time to make my January Customer Thank You cards! These stamped up really quickly, the time was taken hand colouring all those cute frogs with Stampin’ Blends!

So Hoppy Together is one of this year’s Sale-a-bration free items, that you can earn when you spend £45 between now and the end of March.

I stamped the frogs in Gray Granite ink, and then used both Light and Dark Granny Apply Green Blends to colour them. No fancy techniques, just laying the colour on.

So Hoppy Together Thank you cards using Stampin' Blends with StampinByHannah

The Thanks sentiment is from one of my go to Stamp Sets; Thankful Thoughts. Stamped simply in Gray Granite onto an Everyday Label in Very Vanilla

I’ve got another craft fair this coming Saturday at the Durham Tees Hotel on Teesside Airport. Maybe I’ll see you there!

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