Inspire.Create.Challenge 052 | Most Wonderful Colour Challenge!

I’ve had a few weeks off from Inspire.Create, but after a fabulous team retreat at the weekend I’ve got some of my creative mojo back, and the baby has gone to sleep early so I’ve actually got time to write a blog post!

This fortnight’s challenge is a colour one… and its a bit bright! But I can’t wait to see what everyone creates with it. Don’t forget to pop over to the Inspire.Create blog to see the rest of the Design Team’s work and to add your own projects too

Inspire.Create.Challenge 052 Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge

I haven’t managed to craft much over the summer, and my Autumn Winter catalogue order has sat in my craft room pretty un-loved. However, I knew I wanted to dip into this new crafty stash for this weeks challenge.

Most Wonderful Time Christmas Present Card using Stampin' Up! products with StampinByHannah

Now, I know that Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape don’t sound very Christmas-y, I do LOVE a non-traditional Christmas colour palette, and I think this one works rather well!

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

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley contains everything you need to create a heap of Christmas cards; stamp set and coordinating dies, heaps of Designer Series Paper, ribbon and sticker embellishments too! I’ll be working with this one all month ready for a very special class in October!

Non traditional Christmas Card using Most Wonderful Time from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

These 3 present stamps are actually one stamp, and the dies cut them out to be separate! The ribbons are then another stamp, which is how I have created these multi-coloured images. So, each set of presents was stamped 3 times; once in each colour, and then the ribbons added before die cutting. I wasn’t planning on adding all the die cuts to this one card, but the arranged themselves like this on my desk and I couldn’t resist!

What will you create with this fun colour combo? Don’t forget to share your creations over on the Inspire.Create blog!

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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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Congratulations with Bloom and Grow

Hey folks! I don’t know about you, but I make a LOT of cards and then never seem to send many. I even forgot a friends birthday a couple of months ago, but its OK, because I sent her this pretty card as a Congratulations for getting a new job. One of my current favourite stamp and die sets is Bloom and Grow (I’ve share it a fair bit here!) and I couldn’t resist getting it out again for this card.

Congratulations with Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The floral spray is stamped in Memento Black ink because I’ve coloured this one in using Blends. Although, there isn’t actually any blending! The colours used are; Light Blackberry Bliss, Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light Call Me Clover, Light Pool Party and Light So Saffron.

How to make a cute Congratulations card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Congratulations sentiment isn’t from Bloom and Grow though, it’s actually from Well Said… which (along with the coordinating dies) is an absolute staple in my craft room at the moment!

Congratulations card using Stampin' Blends with StampinByHannah

I love getting a text message to say that my card has arrived, and it’s always nice to surprise someone with something that says ‘I’m thinking of you’.

Every single one of my customers receives a little handmade something when the order; often it’s a card, and sometimes is a little something extra.

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August Crafty Selection Box with Come Sail Away

Hey folks! Time for the August Crafty Selection Box launch, super exciting! This month I’ve got a fun kit for you and a bunch of projects that are perfect for guys cards and gifts.

This month we’re playing with the Come Sail Away suite. I LOVE this one, the Designer Series Paper has some really good staple prints as well as some more specific designs, but all are great for cards for the men in your life (although you could use them for more feminine ones to!)

StampinByHannah Crafty Selection Box August 2019

This months kit includes:

  • Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
  • Silver Foil
  • Watercolour Paper
  • Selection of card stock
  • Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine
  • Braided Linen Trim
  • Come Sail Away Trinkets
  • Envelopes
  • PDF tutorials for 6 projects
  • Access to August’s Code Club Class
  • A special gift from me!

Each month’s Crafty Selection box will cost £25 and you can choose from a monthly rolling subscription, or a one off kit.

Come Sail Away suite from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

There are a few items that you might want to think about adding onto your kit:


Payments are collected by PayPal. However, this doesn’t mean you need a PayPal account, just a Credit or Debit card.

This month’s kit is available today, and ordering will close on the 19th August at 10PM. Once this date has passed I will then order the required items from Stampin’ Up! and should have the kits out to you before the 28th June.

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Repeat stamping with Free as a Bird

Hey folks! If you’ve been visiting my blog for a while you’ll know that I’m a big fan of techniques, but I haven’t really shared any for a while. Time to correct that then, today’s card uses repeat stamping to create a panel using Free as a Bird.

Repeat stamping using Free as a Bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I also love the Free as a Bird stamp set (and the coordinating Bird Ballard suite), and for all I really like the birds in this set, its the little stamps that really make my heart happy. I shared THIS card using the little flower stamps a couple of months ago, and it’s taken me far too long to use them front and centre on a card again!

Simple stamping with Free as a bird from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Really this card is pretty simple, just some stamping, an embossing folder and a couple of layers of card stock. I think that this type of card are my favourite to make too, simple but effective.

Repeat stamping is a simple technique, the only thing you need to remember to be successful at it is to stamp the larger images first and then fill in the gaps with the smaller ones. It is of course, also easier using Photopolymer stamps as you can see exactly were you’re stamping. Here all the stamping is in Memento Black ink, and the card base is Pretty Peacock

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