Inspire.Create.Challenge 057 | Christmas Time Fancy Fold

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is Fancy Folds! I LOVE a fancy fold project, and cannot wait to see what everyone creates…. particularly as I’m in a bit of a creative rut at the moment, and could really do with a fast injection of inspiration to make my Christmas Cards!

Oh Christmas Tree Fancy Fold card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

I love this Fancy Fold, it’s super simple to create and always impresses people when I gift it! I suppose it’s a sort of Z fold, and its really easy to jazz up to!

Measurements;

Card base; 14.8 x 21 cm, scored at 4.5 and 10.5 cm

Whisper White layers; 14.3 x 4 cm, 14.3 x 5.5 cm, and 14.3 x 10 cm

Designer Series Paper; 13.8 x 3.5 cm and 13.8 x 5 cm, plus a scrap for the inside

Fancy Fold Christmas Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Most Wonderful Time Suite is just stunning, and comes all together in one complete kit (you just need to add Card Stock and Ink!), and it makes really cute and quick cards.

I’ve also added a Stitched Oval from the Stitched Shapes Dies as a simple background for that lovely tree stamp.

Oh Christmas Tree Fancy Fold Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I finished the card with 5 of the self adhesive stars that comes in the Most Wonderful Time suite, and a simple sentiment

Check out the Inspire.Create Blog for more Fancy Fold inspiration and to add your own projects to our link up!

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Come Sail Away Anniversary Card…. and a make from James!

Hey folks!

Well, I’ve had a super busy few weeks settling back into my full time day job. But, as part of that I’m trying hard to get back into some creative me time, and that includes a spot of blogging.

It was our wedding anniversary back in August (yes, this card has been sat around waiting for me to write about it for a while!) and of course I HAD to make James a special card. He always steals some time in my craft room for our anniversary or my birthday, and so a bought card just isn’t an option! Saying this, an anniversary card for a guy is NOT the easiest make…. but it is made easier with a more masculine suite of products and so I pulled out Sailing Home.

Anniversary Card using Sailing Home from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Come Sail Away suite is obviously a bit nautical, which I think often works well for a man’s card, but also has a more masculine colour palette; Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, and Whisper White.

I have also added Pretty Peacock to this, because I just cannot put this colour away at the moment, I just love it! (so much so I’ve just painted a wall in my kitchen a very similar shade!). The sentiment and compass are both stamped in Pretty Peacock, while I also added a watercolour wash to a square of Watercolour Paper too!

Pretty Peacock Come Sail Away card for a man's anniversary card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

The Sailing Home stamp set that coordinates with this fab suite also has a set of matching dies. So, I also added some die cut pieces of rope and a ships wheel, along with die cutting some of the stamped images from the stamp set. I adore this layered look, how about you?

James’ Card…

Like I said earlier, James also makes me a card for our anniversary. I think he’s done a pretty good job this time!

Simple Punched Butterfly Card using Stampin' Up! Products with StampinByHannah's husband!

He’s punched the butterflies from card stock using the Butterfly Duet punch and added the sentiment using the Well Said stamp set…. all in shades of purple (my favourite!)

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #055 | Bloom and Grow Thank you card

Hey folks!

So nice to see you this week, I’m trying to get back onto the blogging horse, and am aiming for 3 blog posts a week. I managed to blog twice last week, and I’m already writing this week a bit ahead of time so fingers crossed I can drop back into a routine!

Inspire.Create.Challenge colour challenge Night of Navy Old Olive Lovely Lipstick Blushing Bride Thank you card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun colour combination; Blushing Bride, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Old Olive. I almost took a Christmas-y twist on this one, but then I spotted Bloom and Grow on my stamp shelves and went floral instead!

The floral spray is heat embossed with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then watercoloured with Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Old Olive. I’ve add a background wash in Blushing Bride, the sentiment stamped in Night of Navy and a trio of Night of Navy jems from the Noble Peacock suite to finish.

Watercolour thank you card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

All the watercolouring is done on the new Fluid 100 watercolour paper, available through Stampin’ Up! It’s SO nice, I love a bit of watercolouring and this paper is smoother than the previously stocked Watercolour Paper and so makes for such a nice finish.

Hop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to see the other Design Team’s creations and add your own using the fun colour combination too!

See you next time!

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Beauty and Joy Team Swap Card

Hey folks!

Yes, I’ve finally managed to get around to blogging an actual creative project! This might well be card you’ve seen before, particularly if you received a copy of the Autumn Winter Catalogue from me in September, or if you took part in a recent team card swap.

Beauty and Joy Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Beauty and Joy is one of those stamp sets in the catalogue that you might have accidentally skipped over. There are always a few hidden jems, and this one was so hidden that I didn’t remember ordering it! However, I’m so glad I did because its a really fun set to use. It features a collection of different pots and plants that covers a variety of seasons and occasions, and there are loads of looks you can create by mixing and matching different leaves, pots, stems and accessories too!

Here the tree leaves are stamped in Shaded Spruce (Stamped off once), with an Early Espresso trunk, Real Red berries and a Soft Suede basket pot.

A Joyful Christmas Card using Beauty and Joy from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I also couldn’t resist pairing this stamp set with some of my current favourite dies; these are the Stitched Nested Labels and they are so versatile they never seem to get put away!

Thanks so much for stopping by StampinByHannah today, and I hope to see you here again soon

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Designer Series Paper Sale…

Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale

Hey folks! Just wanted to pop in and let you know about the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper sale. The Sale runs throughout September and features some of the lovely Designer Series Papers from the Annual Catalogue.

Buy 3 packs of paper during September and choose a 4th pack for FREE! How cool is that?! There are HEAPS of ways to use Designer Series Paper; from cards to boxes, gift bags and even to wrap a small gift. I LOVE the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, the quality is suburb, it folds without cracking and the patterns are just stunning!

Designer Series Paper Sale

Sale runs from now to the 30th September and of course you can add anything from the new Autumn Winter catalogue to your order at the same time too!

Want to check out my Autumn Winter Designer Series Paper shares? Check them HERE!

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Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue!

Hey folks! oh my gosh, we are already into September. I have to start by apologising for the lack of posts and inspiration from me for the last month. I haven’t been very well following the birth of my daughter in May, and it came to a head at the end of July. However, I’ve started some treatment and am feeling much better, but my crafty mojo hasn’t quite returned yet.

BUT, the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter catalogue launched on Wednesday and I’m sure that my creativity will be back soon!

This Autumn Winter catalogue is one of my favourite Christmas ones for a few years. There are 8 fun suites, mixing Christmas, New Year, Winter, Autumn and Halloween… there really is something for everyone here.

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If you want a physical copy, pop over and use my Request a Catalogue form and I’ll get one in the post to you as soon as I can.

I’ve also still got my Designer Series Paper shares available. They cost £25 and include a sample of every piece of DSP in the new catalogue. You can find all the details HERE!

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Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue Pre-Order Open Box!

Hey folks! I jumped onto Facebook Live earlier on to share what I grabbed in the Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue Pre-Order.

I LOVE being able to pre-order, it is definitely one of my favourite Demonstrator perks (after the discount of course!). The pre-order for this years Christmas catalogue is on right now, and if you like what you see in this video you can add the items to your Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit right now.

It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! with the Autumn Winter Pre-Order AND the Extra Extra promotion, giving you an extra £25 in your Starter Kit plus a voucher next month too! You can find out all about joining HERE.

Also, If you want to join in with my Autumn Winter Designer Series Paper Share, you can find all the information about that HERE!

If you don’t have a demonstrator that you work with, and want a FREE copy of the catalogue, complete the form below to be added to my catalogue mailing list. If you’ve shopped with me in the last 12 months I already have a catalogue with your name on!

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Autumn Winter Designer Series Paper Shares

Hey folks! I am super excited about the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter catalogue. This year it really is stunning with heaps of gorgeous stamps and even more fabulous Designer Series Papers.

I’m not able to show you them just yet, but as soon as my Pre-Order arrives I’ll be jumping onto Facebook Live to give you a glimpse of what’s to come.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue 2019

However, I wanted to give you plenty of time to get your hand on this years Autumn Winter Designer Series Paper Share.

This catalogue has 8 packs of paper;

  • Toile Tidings
  • Wrapped in Plaid
  • Let It Snow
  • Night Before Christmas
  • Brightly Gleaming
  • Feels Like Frost
  • Come To Gather
  • Monster Bash
Stampin' Up! Autumn Winter catalogue Designer Series Paper Shares from StampinByHannah

Some are 12 x 12″ and some a 6 x 6″, however as with all my paper shares I’ll be cutting things down to 6 x 6″ size (and labelling them all with names and colours too!)

To buy all the Designer Series Paper in this years catalogue would cost you just shy of £100, but I’m offering a share (so a 1/4 of each pack, but you get all the patterns) for just £25 plus Postage to you.

I’ll be collecting payments towards the end of the month, however you can sign up right now. Payments are collected by PayPal, but only require a credit or debit card and I’ll email you with your invoice

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 049 | Thank You Free as a Bird

Hey folks! It’s time for another Inspire.Create.Challenge project today, and this time we had a colour combination to work with. Now, for all I set the challenges for Inspire.Create I never seem to be organised enough to set a challenge that I can actually see a project for, and I have to admit that when this challenge appeared in my diary I did do a bit of a double take at the colours! But, it is a challenge for a reason…

Thank you card using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

So, the colour combination at work here is; Basic Gray, Mango Melody, and Pool Party… sorry girls!

I am still loving the Free as a Bird stamp set, but I realised that I hadn’t actually made a card with the single bird stamp! So, here we are. I’ve stamped it in Smoky Slate rather than Basic Gray because I’m a very bad demonstrator and my Basic Gray ink is retired Archival and so doesn’t work with Blends. But all the classic inks do.

Free as a Bird coloured with Stampin' Blends by StampinByHannah

I’m not very good with my Stampin’ Blends, but I am trying to practice, and so I’ve used Pool Party Light and Dark to attempt some colour blending on this bird. I’m happy with it, although it is pretty subtle. The beak is actually light Pumpkin Pie (because I don’t have the Mango Melody Blends… again, bad Demo!)

Free as a Bird Thank you card with Nested Stitched Labels from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Free as a Bird stamp set also comes bundled with these fabulous Nested Stitched Labels dies. They add a little extra something to every card with their unusual shape and fun stitched edge, I can’t get enough of them!

Please hop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog for more inspiration using this strange colour combination from the fabulous Design Team, you can also share your makes with us there too!

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Happy Birthday First Frost

Hey folks! As we get ready for the launch of the new Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter catalogue in September I thought it would be fun to make some cards using winter sets but for different occasions. First Frost is such a pretty stamp set and has some lovely festive sentiments, but it also works well all year around.

Birthday card using First Frost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I shared another card using this stamp set a few weeks ago as part of Christmas in July, and loved it so much that I thought I would re-create it for one of my Sister-in-Law’s birthdays too!

To make it more summer-y I’ve mixed up the colour palette, using; Terracotta Tile, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover and Blackberry Bliss for a really bright card.

How to create a summer-y birthday card using First Frost from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The stamping here is in two sections with the sentiment piece laid over the top. At first this card was really quite flat, but I added some extra stamping with some die cut pieces to really make it special

First Frost Birthday Card using Well Said and Well Written from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The card is finished with a sentiment using the Well Said stamp set and Well Written Dies, and a trio of In Colour Faceted Dots in Terracotta Tile

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