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:
I am 33 weeks pregnant (today!) and this past week I’ve just been exhausted.
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!
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!
I also wanted to let you know about a couple of stock updates.
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…
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!
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:
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!
This week’s Facebook Live is a bit of a waffle-y one… I’ll warn you from the get go! But I’m super happy with the card, so I hope that you enjoy!
I’ve got a few things going on at the moment; 2 fabulous card classes in March and my Stash Builder Club too… so before we jump to the video I thought I would give you a quick over-view
March Card Class using Needlepoint Nook launches tomorrow! So check back to the blog for that!
My March Facebook Live Online Card Class launched earlier in the week. I am super excited about this one, I have 5 fun cards already made using the Painted Seasons Bundle from the Sale-a-bration 2nd Release that I cannot wait to share with you. There are 2 options for this class; either Class only, or class and cardstock pack. Check out THIS blog post for all the information!
Stash Builder Club… I LOVE this club. I did it a couple of years ago, and was reminded about it yesterday! It’s a monthly club that lasts 6 months, and each month you get to choose £25 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodies PLUS one of those months you also get to spend the Stampin’ Rewards and get at least £15 worth of goodies for FREE! Find out more and sign up HERE!
This fun fold, Double Fronted Card is super easy to make and is a lovely way to Jazz up a special card.
Highland Heather Card Base: 21 x 14.85 cm, scored at 10.5 cm. This is a standard sized card using A4 card stock, then cut 5 cm off one side
Very Vanilla: 20.5 x 14.3 cm, scored at 10.25 cm (or just folded in half!)
Short and sweet blog post this week… but I thought I would quickly write it before James gets himself out of bed!
It took me two cards to get something I liked for Inspire.Create 036, and its taken me two cards again today! Sometimes creativity is really hard, and recently my crafty mojo has been somewhat Missing In Action! However, I have managed to create a fun card for today’s colour challenge, and I’m really rather pleased with this one…
This time we are creating with a rather soft colour palette, and I think that was my struggle. However, I knew I wanted to use the Incredible Like You Stamp Set. This set coordinates with a fun Card Kit, but works just as well on its own too!
I started this card by die cutting that sentiment piece using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits, and then drawing around it onto my card stock in pencil. This allowed me to stamp the flowers exactly where I wanted them around the sentiment.
The flower is stamped using 2 stamps, the first stamped off and then the second layer stamped in full strength ink, both stamped in Mint Macaron.
The card is finished with some random stamping of some of the little elements in a somewhat diagonal line across the sentiment and a scattering of sequins too!
Click over to the Inspire.Create blog to see what the rest of the Design Team have made and enter your own creations in our challenge
There are currently 15 fabulous goodies that you can earn for FREE when you shop during Sale-a-bration just for spending £45. One of these fabulous goodies is the Precious Parcel Card Kit…
Now, I will admit that this kit made Zero sense to me in the catalogue! But I grabbed a pack anyway, because if I couldn’t work it out I’m sure that some of you were struggling with it to!
I was pleasantly surprised by this kit. It’s so easy to put together, you will have 8 cute cards in a snap! No stamping required!
What had put me off this kit was that I had managed to miss that these cards are actually proper cards, that fold in the middle and stand up! Which they are… but they are more than that, because they also have an extra space to write in the front too
So, how can you get this kit? Well, it’s available for FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration! That’s it, and its yours for FREE!
There are a few questions I hear regularly about Sale-a-bration;
Do I have to spend £45 just in the Spring Summer catalogue?
Nope… there are lots of ways of spending £45 in my online store. You could have just Spring Summer products, or you might want items from the Annual catalogue, or even £45 of goodies from the clearance rack! All orders of £45 made in my online store get to choose a free Sale-a-bration gift!
There are also a few items that require a £90 spend… these are higher priced items, bigger stamp sets, dies and a fun Stamp and Designer Series paper bundle!
If I choose a Starter Kit do I get to pick Sale-a-bration goodies too?
Unfortunately not. But, you do get much much more that just one free gift! You get a fabulous, ongoing discount, inspiration and friendship… and you get to choose £170 worth of Stampin’ goodies and pay just £99! It’s definitely the best deal!
When does Sale-a-bration end?
Sale-a-bration ends on 31st March 2019… but be warned that some items might sell out before that date! So, if you LOVE one of the goodies, grab it soon!
Then came my next dilemma… which stamp set to use?! Now, I’ve used Sale-a-bration goodies a fair bit recently, and then I’ve been playing with some of the new Spring Summer stamps too. So a lot of the stamps from the Annual catalogue have been sat lonely on the shelf! This led me to pull Oh So Eclectic! This is one of my absolute favourite stamp sets, and it has a coordinating set of dies that I also adore… so decision made!
I made a card over the weekend which I will share with you later in the week, that used Shimmery White card stock and so that was still sat out on my desk, and so this was another jumping off point for this card.
First I added a Powder Pink watercolour wash to that Shimmery White card stock and set it off to dry while I used another scrap piece to stamp those leaves in Blueberry Bushel.
Both the background die and those leaves are die cut using the coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits dies. This is one of those packs of dies that work well on their own as well as with the stamp set PLUS they have both cutting and embossing dies too for some fabulously dimensional projects.
The card is finished with that cute little sentiment stamped in Poppy Parade and a trio of Rhinestones.
After a month of being a bit hit and miss with my Facebook lives Thanks to a cold that just wouldn’t leave, I am back this week to share the Sale-a-bration 2nd release goodies and some exciting products coming in March!
Launched last week there are a further 3 fabulous goodies to earn for FREE when you shop during Sale-a-bration! I’ve used 2 of them on this weeks Facebook Live Card…
I’ve used 2 of them on this weeks Facebook Live Card…
The Painted Season’s Bundle is available for FREE when you spend £90 between now and the end of March (while stocks last) and includes a gorgeous stamp set and a pack of coordinating Designer Series Paper. Designed to take you through a full 12 months of occasions there are no sentiments, but I’ve paired it with the fun Itty Bitty Birthdays Stamp Set from the Spring Summer catalogue.
This Designer Series Paper is so pretty, it has 4 seasonal prints on one side and 4 generic patterns on the other and all feature a lovely watercolour wash effect too.
This card also features the lovely new Country Floral Embossing Folder (Free with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration). This folder is one of those thicker ones, so if gives you a whole heap of dimension and works so well with a pretty floral like this.
I also mentioned in this week’s Live about some new products coming in March that coordinate with some of the current Sale-a-bration goodies! Coming on 1st March there are 4 sets of dies, a new stamp set, and a punch! I’ll be sharing them properly once you can get your hands on them, however you can grab them now by adding them to a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit right now!
Don’t forget to pop over to my Facebook Page, and like it so you don’t miss my Live next week.
Oh my goodness! Sale-a-bration ends tonight… at 10:59PM!
I have had HEAPS of fun making cards with this years Sale-a-bration freebies, and I thought I would share them all with you in one blog post… just in case you hadn’t quite made up your mind about which one you wanted most! You can click on each image to be taken to the original blog post, and therefore links to each of the products used.
The first part of Sale-a-bration, gives you fabulous free gifts of your choice when you shop! There are 2 levels this year, some times are free with a £45 order and some bonus items are free with a £90 order.
The second part of Sale-a-bration gives you extra Stampin’ Rewards when you spend more than £200. Stampin’ Rewards are a bit like store credit… and for a £200 order you would normally get 10% credit to spend immediately. During Sale-a-bration Stampin’ Up! have bumped this up, and so will give you an extra £20… that’s at least £40 of free goodies when you spend £200. You have to redeem these credits immediately, but you can choose anything you like in the Webstore!
The 3rd and final part of Sale-a-bration is the joining offer. This is the greatest deal! Grabbing a Starter Kit is always a great choice, with £130 worth of goodies for just £99 and free postage, but its even better if you sign up before 10:59PM on Saturday with Stampin’ Up! giving you a further 2 stamp sets (from the Spring Summer or Annual catalogues) for FREE!
The Starter kit is completely customisible, but it’s just the start of what you receive by being a part of Stampin’ Up!…
At least 20% discount on ALL Stampin’ Up! orders
Exclusive Quarterly magazine jam packed with Inspiration, ideas and more…
Demonstrator only website with all the latest Stampin’ Up! news, sneak peaks, videos and more…
Access to pre-order periods for all new catalogues and products (the next one is in May!)
Invitations to exclusive Stampin’ Up! events
Access to Demonstrator own Facebook groups including several Exclusively for my team!
Monthly Exclusive Facebook Live call with me, featuring news, training and exclusive crafty projects
Monthly email from me, PLUS access to me when you need it!
You can find out more about Joining Stampin’ Up! HERE!
All of my Sale-a-bration 2018 Projects…
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StampinByHannah Make It Monday Picture Perfect Birthday and Facebook Live…
This week’s Make It Monday is a little late, but I hope that you enjoy it anyway. This past week has been crazy busy, and I just didn’t get chance to film over the weekend as it was James’ birthday yesterday. So, to make up for it, I thought I would do a short Facebook Live and a special project instead.
I had heaps of fun making this card on Facebook Live earlier… Don’t worry if you missed it, I have the re-run below. I am LOVING Facebook Live, and you don’t have long to wait before my next one. April’s Facebook Live Online Card Class is on the 3rd April at 2PM, Like my Facebook Page and RSVP to the event to get reminders, and never miss a Live again!
This fun card features both the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and the Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper… both of which feature in April’s Stamp of the Month Club. More coming about that at the weekend!
Card Base; Bermuda Bay Card stock; 10.5 x 25.2 cm, scored on the long side at 14.8 cm
Basic Black; 2 pieces at 10 x 10 cm, and 1 piece at 10 x 4 cm
Designer Series Paper; 1 piece at 15 x 15 cm, 1 piece at 9.5 x 9.5 cm and 1 piece at 3.5 x 9.5 cm
The inside of this card is where the magic happens… Don’t you LOVE a card with a surprise? I do. The envelope is super easy to make using the Envelope Punch Board. This envelope uses the 15 x 15 cm piece of Designer Series Paper and is punched and scored on each side at 3″. Check the video to see how this works.
Before I go today I just want to let you know that there are only 5 days left of Sale-a-bration! You can find all the deals and offers HERE!