International Blog Highlights | Thanks Simply Succulants

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah today, for Kylies International Blog Highlight. While you’re here I would be honored if you would pop over to Kylie’s page and vote for my little card this month. Thank You <3

So, the theme of the Blog Highlight is always the same, it’s a Thank You…. and I LOVE a thank you card! I haven’t used this stamp set for AGES, but picked it up to make a Mother’s Day card last week, and remembered how much I love it, and seeing as its with us for another year, I decided to get it inky again for this blog post. I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest last week, by a lady called Andrea, and so I changed it up a bit and created this!

How to create a stunning Thank you card using Simply Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I will admit, this card took me about an hour and a half to create (mostly because I coloured those Succulents with Blends), but I LOVE the way it’s turned out. The background uses the coordinating Potted Succulents dies, and I would STRONGLY advise using some Adhesive Sheet on this one!

The die cut in the centre is sadly retiring soon, but it was available when I checked over the weekend although I wouldn’t hang about it you want it. The centre piece is actually a piece of Basic White card stock, that I’ve coloured using Crumb Cake ink and a Blending Brush!

Thank you Simply Succulents with Stampin' Up! and StampinByHannah

The sentiment is from the same stamp set and I’ve used one of the labels dies from Potted Succulents to die cut it. Finished with some loops of Linen thread and a trio of the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #113 | Sketch Challenge

Hello! Welcome to StampinByHannah this week. I am so sorry that I’ve been a bit quiet this month, things have been a little busy at home and I’ve been a bit distracted. Anyway, today sees the start of a new Inspire.Create.Challenge. Hop over to the blog to see the sketch, and check out what the rest of the Design Team have created before you make your own project.

Seeing as today is Mother’s day today, I thought it only right that I share the cards I made for my mum and mother-in-law this year. I clearly had the sketch in my head when I made these, although I wouldn’t usually share these cards here. I’ve had a bit of creative block recently, and despite making several cards this week, these were the first I actually liked! Don’t you hate it when you cant seem to make anything nice?!

These cards use the Simply Succulents stamp set and Potted Succulents dies, which I am so excited to see carrying over into the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue.


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Die Cut background using Simply Succulents

Sometimes a card appears in your minds eye even before you’ve bought the stamp set or dies. This is one of those cards. I try to have a few card ideas in my head before I order a stamp set, so that I know that I can get plenty of use out of it. I don’t always manage control my heart, and some stamp sets just land in my craft room, but I try!

Die Cut Background using Simply Succulents and Potted Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Simply Succulents bundle includes this fabulous background die. However, it is sized for US card sizes, and so doesn’t quite fit the front of one of our UK cards. But I think I’ve managed to make it work here.

Before cutting this intricate die, I added a piece of Adhesive Sheet. This adds glue to the entire piece of card stock, and so makes it much easier to adhere to the card front. The ombre effect was super easy to create as well, using a piece of the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper which is free with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration.

Die cut thinking of you card using Simply Succulents from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Sentiment is taken from the Simply Succulent stamp set and die cut with another one of the Potted Succulents dies.

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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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