Inspire.Create.Challenge #102 | Whimsy and Wonder

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a simple sketch, with a large circle and a banner. I would LOVE to see what you make with it, so do add your creations to the Inspire.Create blog post.

Non-traditional Christmas Card using Whimsy and Wonder from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I swapped the banner for this fun trio of baubles, and rotated the image… but that is why I love a sketch, using it as a fun jumping off point rather than a strict card recipe.

Anyway, this card uses the fabulous Whimsy and Wonder suite: a fun mix of non-traditional Christmas colours and stamps that really do create some wonderful projects. I am loving playing with this one!

Handstamped Non-traditional Christmas Card using Whimsical Trees from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The baubles are coloured using a Blender Pen and Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee and Polished Pink inks.

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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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Inspire.Create.Challenge #101 | Colour Challenge

Keeping it short and sweet for this weeks Inspire.Create blog post… partly because I want you to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog, but partly because it’s half past nine at night and this post is due to go out tomorrow morning! I’m usually a little more organised than this, but I haven’t been in my craft room at all this week and so I haven’t got this post written before.

Inspire.Create.Challenge 101 Hand Penned Petals Congratulations card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

This week’s Inspire.Create is a colour combination challenge using; Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Pale Papaya and Pool Party (or the colours from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper). This soft colour combo led me to create this soft card with the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set, coordinating Designer Series Paper and the Stitched So Sweetly dies.

Pretty Floral handmade congratulations card using Hand Penned Petals from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

My favourite feature of this card is the ultra thin layer of Pale Papaya card stock that sits behind the Designer Series Paper. I just love that hint of a layer!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #100 | Time for a Celebration!

Good morning! Today’s post is less about the card, and more about what is behind it. Today marks 100 challenges for Inspire.Create.Challenge! I am SO proud of my little challenge blog, and the corner of the internet it sits in, and to be honest I can’t quite believe we have hit 100.

I started Inspire.Create in the summer of 2017, and I had no idea we would still be going 4 years on. We have seen a few changes in the 4 years we’ve been sharing, we’ve seen some Design Team Members come and go, we’ve changed days, and we had a little break this time last year whilst I found my feet with having 2 babies under 2. I have had plenty of change too; with a new day job, moving house, having 2 children, and a few bumps in my health. However; Inspire.Create continues to be a regular feature in my week. I love it just as much now as when I sat and created the original blog 4 years ago.

I had a bunch of plans to celebrate our 100; however life has totally got in my way (thanks to my son bringing home both COVID and Norovirus in the past few weeks, as well as a family holiday and a couple of Stampin’ Up! events). However, I would LOVE it if you would hop over to the Inspire.Create blog today and give he Design Team some love. Please consider making a card to celebrate and sharing it with us too.

Here’s to the next 100!

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Global Design Project 310 | Love Ya Sweet Treats!

Well Hello! Bit of live blogging this afternoon. I had meant to share this card earlier in the week, but then somehow never quite got round to typing this post up, and suddenly its Friday afternoon and I just want to share.

This week’s Global Design Project Challenge is a sketch, and I have to say, this one was really tricky! I had so many ideas that I really struggled to pair things back and get a project made. Then I remembered a conversation I had with a demo friend last weekend about the Sweet Treats stamp set, and this card was born!

Valentines card idea using Sweet Treats from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This stamp set is a bit of a hidden gem, its in the July-December Mini Catalogue, and because it’s not overtly Christmas it’s easy to miss. It does coordinate with another stamp set and die bundle though and so there are heaps of things you could do with it. Here I stamped the cupcakes with Memento ink, fussy cut them, and then coloured them with Stampin’ Blends in Crumb Cake, So Saffron and Flirty Flamingo.

Cute handmade card with cupcakes from Sweet Treats from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Finished with a piece of Designer Series Paper from Hand-Penned, some Genial Gems, and a die cut from the same suite, this card could be used for a heap of different occasions but I’ve kept things similar with the ‘Love Ya’ from the Sweet Treats stamp set.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #099 | Inspiration Challenge

This week Inspire.Create.Challenge is inspired by a card I created earlier in the year. You can find the original card HERE.

Last time I wrote a blog post, which was about 2 weeks ago, things around here we a bit bonkers; the kids had Covid, and my day job was busy! Nothing has slowed down since I post that! For all we have put Covid behind us, my son brought a sickness bug home from nursery with him on his first day back…. work has gone from mad to insane, and I am not even going to attempt to share what’s happened with my husband. However, I am not on holiday for a couple of weeks, and am looking forward to TWO in person, crafty events, and our family summer holiday.

Because things around here are so busy, I have started to really crack on with making Christmas Card this year, in the hope that I might be ready to send a few by the time December rolls around. This card use the Merriest Moments bundle, which is one of those special Hybrid ones that has dies and an embossing folder. I am hope to get a video together over the next few weeks to show you how it works. But, for today, you can see that it looks lovely used as a standard Stamp and die set.

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Global Design Project #307 | Thank you Hand-Penned Petals

Well hello there! Yes, I’m not blogging at my usual 7AM slot today, but I have been trying to write this blog post for 2 days and I just want to share this card!

I get the emails from the Global Design Project every week, and every week I think “Yes, I’ll make a card for that challenge” and somehow it never quite works out. This week its thanks to the 2 year old who thinks that her bed is for jumping on and nothing else! (Anyone know how to get a 2 year old to stay in bed, please let me know the secret!)

Anyway, that’s a bit of topic isn’t it! So, the Global Design Project challenge this week is “Thank you”, and the beautiful Hand-Penned suite landed in my craft room last week and I’ve been itching to play. The two go together beautifully.

I saw a post on Instagram over the weekend about ‘faux embossing’ and I thought that the dies in the Penned Flowers die set (part of the Hand-Penned Petals bundle) would work super well for this. So the background here, is 3 die cuts cut from Basic White cardstock (with Adhesive sheet on the back!) and layered onto a panel of Basic White cardstock. How cool does this look! Love it!

I um’ed and ah’ed for ages about what to layer behind the heat embossed, fussy cut, sentiment piece, and I did nearly just adhere it on and leave it. But then the flowers in the stamp set caught my eye and I thought they’d be perfect.

The Hand-Penned suite coordinates perfectly with the Beautifully Penned Designer Series paper which is currently available for FREE with a £45 during Sale-a-bration (ends at the end of this month!). I love this paper; which is the perfect greyscale version of the Hand-Penned papers and they work wonderfully together.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #098 | Sketch Challenge with Whimsical Trees

Hello! Oh my goodness. It’s been 2 weeks since I got any blogging or crafting time, thanks to everyone in my house developing Covid-19 and work going from crazy to just outright ridiculous! Anyway, I am here this week with a blog post from Inspire.Create and hopefully an email to!

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a sketch, and I really enjoyed creating with this one. The Stampin’ Up! July-December catalogue features some really lovely Designer Series Paper, and I reached for the Whimsy and Wonder suite for this piece of Mossy Meadow spotty paper. As usual this is double sided patterned paper, however, this paper has an iridescent foiling on the other side and a fabulous stripe that I also wanted to share a hint of!

There is another piece of Designer Series Paper on this card. Can you spot it? Yes, those cute little stars are die cut from the Be Dazzling Designer Series Paper which is FREE during Sale-a-bration! This paper is stunning! I shared a video of it on my Instagram last week, did you see?

The cute stamped tree and sentiment are from the Whimsical Tree stamp set, and are stamped in Polished Pink and Evening Evergreen.

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #097 | Lovely You

Welcome to StampinByHannah and another Inspire.Create.Challenge. This week is a fabulous colour combination for you to try. I think colour challenges are my favourite to be honest, just a great way to inject something different into your crafting.

Quick and easy cardmaking with Lovely You from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This time we are playing with Bumble Bee, Calypso Coral, Just Jade and Night of Navy. This is such a classic colour combination, but one I overlook all the time. The stamp set I’ve pulled out here is Lovely You. I just adore the fonts in this stamp set, ad those cute little images are super handy.

Cute floral card using Lovely You from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I will admit to fussy cutting on this card, but it really wasn’t too tricky to cut out those cute little flowers and leaves.

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Pootlers Video Hop | Painted Christmas

Hello!

So, I have something a little bit different for you today, a video hop of videos from the Pootlers Team. We have a heap of ideas and inspiration for you from the new Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogue, so Pop over to my YouTube channel and join in the fun!

Christmas Card using Patterned paper and Painted Christmas from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah
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