Stampin’ Up! Join+

This month, Stampin’ Up! have a fabulous joining offer available. Becoming a part of Stampin’ Up! is always a great deal; but this month it’s even better with £55 worth of goodies for FREE in your Starter Kit in addition to all the other wonderful benefits.

What is a Starter Kit?

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is a fully customisable kit of crafty goodies. It costs £99, but includes £154 worth of Stampin’ supplies of your choice.

But, its more than just a box of crafty stuff. It also includes a set of business supplies, free shipping, and instant access to a fabulous community of like-minded crafty folks. Demonstrators also get at least 20% discount on all their purchases, and there are multiple other discounts and benefits if you do decide to become more business orientated. There are also events (both online, and hopefully soon, in person), early order opportunities, access to Stampin’ Up! branded exclusives, team events, inspiration and much much more!

Do I have do business?

Absolutely not! There are lots of different types of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator…. some run a business, some shop at a discount, some share with their friends, some share with the world, some run blogs, some do videos, some just craft for themselves. Its absolutely up to you!

How do I sign up?

It’s very simple. Just follow THIS link, and follow the steps. Choose your Starter Kit items and sit back and wait for a fabulous box of crafty goodness to arrive!

You can find more information about Joining Stampin’ Up! on my Joining Page, or check my Joining FAQs

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In Colour Club 2021

This years In Colours are a wonderful mix of fresh, bold colours that work super well together, but also fill some gaps in the current Stampin’ Up! colour line. I have been really enjoying having a play around with them over the past few weeks, and I know you’re going to fall in love with them to!

So, I have a fun club for you. Each month, for 5 months, you will receive a fabulous box of crafty goodies focused on one of the In Colours.

Each box includes;

  • a Stampin’ Up! Ink Pad
  • Refill
  • Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Stampin’ Blends combo pack 
  • Cardstock (4 sheets)
  • 6×6″ Designer Series Paper (8 sheets)
  • Ribbon
  • Jewels
  • Ombre Gift Bags (4)
  • PLUS a special gift from me, a sweet treat, and card inspiration

Club costs £38.85 per month, plus £3.50 P+P

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2 quick card ideas using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin’ Up!

This week’s Facebook Live video was so much fun! I have been loving playing with the Sweet Strawberry stamp set for a while, and it was so lovely to be able to share it with you. We made two cards, both totally different to each other in style, but both easy enough to put together.

Handmade birthday card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This first card uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set along with the coordinating punch. I love a bundle, they are a super easy way to make sure you have products that work together, but also you get to save 10% over ordering them as two separate items!

The Designer Series Paper on this card measures 9 x 8 cm, and is the new Brights Colour Family Designer Series Paper. I love the patterns this year, simple but stunning and oh so handy to have in your stash. I mentioned in the Facebook Live that I have a page here on the blog that lists all my card measurements; you can find that HERE.

Sweet Strawberry Facebook Live Catch Up!

The second card uses a fun technique that I only spotted on the Stampin’ Up! Instagram account earlier on Thursday. But it was so simple that I couldn’t pass the opportunity to give it a go! Check out the video to see how simple it was to make this card.

Quick and Easy Thank You card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with Stampin' Blends and StampinByHannah

Do pop over to my Facebook Page, and give it a like to make sure you don’t miss this week’s Facebook Live video. I am trying to go Live every Thursday at 19:30 (UK time), but you can always catch the replay either on Facebook or YouTube.

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3 fun cards using Brushed Blooms and True Love from Stampin’ Up! | Facebook Live Replay

Hello folks! So, I promised I would get this video up on my blog, and thanks to two events over the weekend (InspireINK and Inspire.create.challenge) I knew it wouldn’t happen until today. I hope that’s ok though, better later than never! Anyway, I’ve started to do my weekly Facebook Live’s again on a Thursday evening, at about 19:30, and last week I shared 3 ways to use the fabulous Brushed Blooms stamp and die bundle and the True Love Designer Series Paper. Both of these can be found in the January-June mini catalogue. However both will retire at the end of June.

Handstamped Just Because card using Brushed Blooms and True Love from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I love a black and white patterned paper, just something so clean about it, and paired with a single bright colour (Like Magenta Madness) it really pops. The 2020-2022 In Colours work fabulously with the True Love papers, because they are so bright, a real contrast.

Quick and Simple card using True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The second card was a bit of a surprise to me. I usually avoid fussy cutting, but fussy cutting Designer Series Paper is so much easier than cutting cardstock that actually, I might do it more often! This card was also inspired by my friend Stacy Marsh and THIS card which she shared a few weeks ago.

One of the things I really love about the True Love Designer Series paper is the florals, can you imagine this print coloured with Blends. It would be lovely (side note; I do need to do that at some point…. soon!)

I am really enjoying getting back into my Facebook Lives, and dabbling in blogging again. Although, I am probably most active though over on Instagram. So, do pop over there and search for ‘StampinByHannah’ to see both crafting bits and some general life stuff too!

Quick and Simply Stamping featuring Brushed Blooms from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Thanks so much for stopping by StampinByHannah today and I hope to see you on Thursday evening at 19:30 over on my Facebook page!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #089 | Brushed Blooms Just Because

This weeks Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fabulous opportunity to use some really bold colours! I love colour, its one of the reasons I love Stampin’ Up! but these 4 in combination are a little bright, even for me!

However, I decided to embrace the bright, and keep the rest of the card super simple. I have shared a few projects using the Brushed Blooms bundle this week, I absolutely love it! It’s such a shame its not carrying forward into the new Annual catalogue.

This card is completed with a sentiment from Brushed Blooms and a die cut layered flower from the coordinating die set.

Pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to check out the other Design Teams ideas with this bright colour combo, and to share your own creations

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InspireINK Blog Hop | True Love with Brushed Blooms

InspirInk Blog Hop Header Stampin' Up! team blog hop

Welcome to StampinByHannah, and thanks for stopping by on the InspireINK blog hop. This months challenge was a sketch, although I’ve gone slightly off plan (don’t I always!), and added a few extra elements.

I’ve been having heaps of fun with the Brushed Blooms bundle and True Love Designer Series Paper this week. I did a Facebook Live using these goodies on Thursday, and I have another card idea for you using the bundle tomorrow too!

Brushed Blooms Friend card using True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This colour combination is so lovely; Basic Black, Basic White and Pool Party.

The sentiment is from Brushed Blooms, and I heat embossed it white before using the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut it out.

Quick Designer Series Paper card idea using True Love Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The Designer Series Paper does most of the work on this card. I couldn’t choose just 3 patterns, so I added all my favourites instead!

Please use the links below to check out the other ladies ideas.

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Stampin’ Up! 2021 Annual Catalogue is coming…..

Hi folks! Yes! The Stampin’ Up! 2021 Annual Catalogue is right around the corner, and I just wanted to pop in and let you know a few important details

Order your Copy

I wont be automatically sending catalogues this time around, however I do have a stack of them available. I NEVER charge for a catalogue, but they do cost me to purchase and to post, and so if you would like one, please let me know.

I will be sending catalogue’s towards the end of April ready for the May catalogue start date

What else is coming…

Ok, so I have been quiet recently, after having my second baby in 2 years, life has been busy, and my little corner of the internet has been lower down on my priority list. However, I am coming back, although slowly, and am hoping to get back to regular Facebook Live videos very soon! Pop over to my Facebook Page to be notified when I go live… I will be sharing the new In Colours and some other new goodies!

Also, I will be opening a few spots for this years In Colour Club next week, so keep your eyes on the blog for that…. and I’m aiming to get back to some regular Stampin’ Inspiration emails once the catalogue is out!

I can’t wait to see you all soon!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 088 | Cardmaking Inspiration using Tasteful Touches

So, today’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is to use a card by the lovely Jo Blackman as inspiration. Jo’s card uses some fabulous pieces of Designer Series Paper, but I’m currently in a ‘need a quick card in a hurry’ phase of crafting, and so instead of cutting all that paper, I found some paper with a similar printed effect instead!

Quick and simple card using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Again I’ve reached for In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, which I am so happy to see is staying with us into the new catalogue! I am loving all the textures in this paper at the moment and I think it makes some really interesting projects

Inspire.Create.Challenge card using In Good Taste DSP from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The sentiment is from Tasteful Touches, and is die cut from the coordinating Tasteful Labels dies

Do hop over to Inspire.Create for some more cardmaking inspiration

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #084 | Ink Blended Thank You Card

Welcome to StampinByHannah today, I am always so grateful for your visit. Today it’s time for another Inspire.Create.Challenge, and this week we have a fabulous colour challenge for you all.

Stampin' Up! Valentines Colour combination for Inspire.Create.Challenge

I am often inspired by the colour combinations in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue, and this one was taken from the Valentines suite this year. Love You Always can be used for so much more than Valentines though, and I thought it a good time (on Valentines day) to give you a heap of inspiration with the suite that’s not totally loved up!

Pretty Ink Blended Thank You card using True Love Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I shared a couple of Ink Blended cards on Friday, and this card also used the Blending Brushes to create this pretty background. I took a piece of the True Love Designer Series Paper, and blended the two pink tones; Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose using the Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes.

This Designer Series Paper is so pretty! I love purely Black and White Designer Series Paper packs, just for this reason; being able to add your own colours and totally change the look and feel of it. It’s so fun!

Heat Embossed Thank you card using Heal your Heart from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration with StampinByHannah

The sentiment on this card is taken from the Heal You Heart Stamp Set which is currently FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration. I’ve heat embossed it onto a die cut piece of Vellum, and layered it over a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.

The card is finished with a trio of the Gilded Gems

Don’t forget to pop over to the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog to see the rest of the Design Teams creations and to add your own makes using this lovely colour combination too!

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Ink Blending with Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes

If you’ve been here for a while you’ll know I love an inky technique, and as Stampin’ Up! have recently released their own Ink Blending Brushes I had to grab a set and have a go!

I’ve done Ink blending on the blog before, but always with a sponge, and while I like using a sponge for inky techniques, these new brushes make ink blending super easy.

The Blending Brushes are super soft, and so don’t leave those harsh lines that you can sometimes get with a sponge. I find that they blend colours together really well, particularly if you are using the same brush for two colours.

This first card blends Magenta Madness, Rich Razzleberry and Gray Granite, and I used the same brush for Magenta and Razzleberry. The stamp set here is So Much Love, and its a really pretty subtle floral that I head embossed onto the card stock before ink blending.

The sentiment and card base are both Gray Granite, and I think this really sets off the pinky/purple colours really well.

The dies I’ve used on both of these cards are the Stitched Rectangles dies. I find these so super handy, and the smaller dies are perfectly sized for loads of sentiments.

The Blending Brushes come in packs of 3, which I think is really handy as often 3 colours blended works really well. This second card I’ve blended Bumblebee, Granny Apply Green and Pool Party, for a really fun look.

The Blending Brushes are really easy to load with colour, just tap them onto your ink pads to pick up a little ink. I do tend to tap off once onto some scrap paper, but then its a simple case of using circle motions to sweep the ink onto the card stock. I should add, I do usually start off the card stock and work my way on with the colour, but this is probably just a habit from using sponges.

This card also uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. I just love this leaf stamp, it just adds the perfect level of something-ness to a background.

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