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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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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Pootlers Video Hop | Painted Christmas

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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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Inspire.Create.Challenge 095 | Fun with the Pansy dies!

Hello! Welcome to another Inspire.Create.Challenge! Challenge 095 is a fun sketch, and the Design Team have been super busy making a bunch of cool projects for you. Speaking of cool, it is definately not cool where I live… I’ve been meaning to write this blog post all week, but as usual I’m a last minute Annie, writing a blog post on the hottest day of the year and just typing is making me sweat!

Anyway, that’s probably more information than you really needed on a Sunday morning, so, shall we get onto the project?

Pansy Patch Just Because card using Pansy Petals Designer Series paper from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

On Friday I shared another card using the Pansy dies from Stampin’ Up! This card was made in the exact same way, I’ve just changed the colours up (taking inspiration from the Designer Series Paper, because I am a long way from being an expert in flowers!)

Die Cut Pansy using Pansy Patch from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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How to create a die cut Pansy using Stampin’ Up! products

Hello! Happy Friday! The weekend is in sight, and I have a box of fabulous new Stampin’ Up! goodies arriving today. What more could a girl want?! A Friday video? oh, go on then!

Pretty Happy Birthday Card using Pansy Petals from Stampin' Up!

The Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper is currently on sale (15% off!) and I am really loving the collection of patterns. They aren’t all floral, there are also some stunning stripes, and pretty ginghams in there too! I have another card using this suite coming on Sunday too

This card was really simple to put together, it just took a bit of time to do all the die cutting. Top Tip though; put Adhesive Sheet on the back of your card stock before you die cut. This way, you basically create die cut, card stock stickers that you can quickly stick together. You could also use liquid glue, but this way is much less messy!

Fun Die Cut Pansy Birthday card using Pansy Patch from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

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Quick floral card using Art in Bloom from Stampin’ Up!

Hello! So sorry this post is a little later than usual, but this week has been the usual level of crazy in my house, and I got a little side-tracked. Anyway, better late than never right? This week’s Friday video uses the stunning Art in Bloom bundle. This fab stamp set has a coordinating die set AND an embossing folder that work together to make these pretty 3D florals. So fun!

Pretty handstamped floral card for all occasions using Art in Bloom from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

This card also features a piece of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper, which is currently on sale for 15% off, along with a heap more packs of paper. Check all the items out HERE!

The cool thing about the Art in Bloom stamp and Hybrid Embossing folder bundle, is that you can cut and emboss at the same time but using the dies INSIDE the embossing folder! Isn’t that neat! Check the video to see how it works

Pretty handstamped floral card for all occasions using Art in Bloom from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

Thought I would keep the blog post short and sweet for you this week, but before I go I just want to let you know about my Instagram account (https://www.instagram.com/stampinbyhannah/), where I post projects, sneak peaks and other fun things almost daily. I’d love to see you over there too

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #094 | Thank You Artistically Inked

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge theme is Thank You. I love a thank you card, a cute little something to say thanks often speaks louder than the words written inside. I have been playing with the Expressions in Ink suite recently, and I am loving the Artistically Inked stamp set. It so pretty, but not cutesy, floral but not flower-y, just lovely.

Because this stamp set has lots of lovely little details, I have chosen to keep the colour palette simple; just Just Jade, Soft Succulent, Polished Pink, Gold and Basic White. The background stamping is one of the stamps from Artistically Inked (possibly my favourite!), stamped in Just Jade.

This card is one of those layered ones that I really love. Layers of stamping, die cutting, bit more stamping, some embellishments. Layered, but clean.

I did take some time to fussy cut the heat embossed sentiment on this one. I did stamp it in Just Jade on Basic White and cut it into a rectangle, but it just didn’t look quite right.

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Quick Handmade Sympathy Card using Stampin’ Up! Products

Hey folks! Just a quick blog post from me today. I made a few of these cards a few weeks ago when we sadly lost James’s 100 year old Nannie. As I was filming the day I made them, I decided that I would jump on and film these as well, so here we are. A type of card we often need, but never really want to make.

How to made a quick Sympathy card using Painted Poppies and Peaceful Moments from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

These use the Painted Poppies stamp set, along with Peaceful Moments. These two stamp sets were part of the same suite a few years ago, and still work really well together. The background uses the Birch background stamp, and I’ve also added a Stitched So Sweetly die cut because I can’t create without these at the moment!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #091 | Sweet Strawberry Sketch!

This week’s Inspire.Create is a fun sketch. Pop over to the blog to see the sketch, as well as the other fabulous Design Team creations. While I do love a sketch, I also love to change things up a bit, and so I used this sketch as more of a jumping off point than a recipe!

Watercolour Thank you card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

This watercoloured panel has been sat on my desk for a few weeks, just waiting for the right project. It uses the Sweet Strawberry stamp set, stamped in Stazon and watercoloured in Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freshia and Balmy Blue.

Watercolour Thank you card using Sweet Strawberry from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Because the stamped panel is such a feature, I chose to keep the rest of the card super simple, and added the heat embossed sentiment on black card stock to pick up on the black stamping.

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Pootlers Blog Hop | Happiness with Pansy Patch

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Welcome to the Pootlers Annual Catalogue 2021 Blog Hop! I am SO excited to be hopping with our fabulous team again. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen any of the team in person (Thanks Covid) and I cannot wait to give them all some seriously big squishy hugs at our next event.

One of my favourite suites from the new Annual Catalogue is the Pansy Petals suite. It’s come as a bit of a surprise really, because I’d forgotten that I’d even ordered it! But, it’s so fun to layer up the pansy stamps and there are so many wonderful colour combinations that I can’t see me getting bored with this one any time soon!

Happiness Handstamped card using Pansy Patch from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I made a Home Decor piece with this bundle last weekend, that used a fun pink and coral colour combo, but this time I’ve had a bit of a Google of pansies and found this pretty blue combination. So, the blooms here are stamped in; Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight (stamped off), Bumblebee (stamped off), Bumblebee, and Blackberry Bliss.

The stamps line up really easily, but the dies also coordinate with the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper if you wanted to go for a non-stamped card!

Fun Pansy floral card using Bumblebee trinkets and Stitched So Sweetly dies from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

The card base is one of the brand new In Colours; Soft Succulent, and its a colour I’m loving already! Here I’ve also used a piece of the Designer Series Paper in the same colour, from Pansy Petals, and the sentiment is also stamped in the same ink.

The Bumblebee Trinkets are the perfect finisher. So pretty!

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