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!

Please do pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and add your own creations using this pretty colour combination!

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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.

Check out the Inspire.Create.Challenges blog for more inspiration, and to add your own projects too!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge #033 | It’s Party Time, Party Favours with Mini Pizza Boxes

Fun Shimmery Party Favours using Mini Pizza Boxes from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge #033 It’s Party Time, Party Favours with Mini Pizza Boxes

Inspire.Create.Challenge Party Theme

It’s out very last Inspire.Create.Challenge of 2018, and we are going out with a BANG! This challenge will be open for entries for a whole 4 weeks (rather than the usual 2!) and we would LOVE to see your Party themed creations! Maybe your making Table Favours, Thank you Cards, Gift Bags, or some fabulous Decor projects, share them with us over on the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog!

Inspire.Create.Challenge Party Time Theme Challenge Hand Delivered Party Favour with Stampin' Up! Mini Pizza Boxes

At the most recent Stampin’ Up! event I sat with one of my Stampin’ Besties (Sam of Sam’s Crafty Things!) and I realised that I had never actually used one of the Mini Pizza Boxes that have been in the catalogue for a few years. So, when I got home the first thing I got out to craft with was these fab little boxes… and made this fun Party Favour Box. The Mini Pizza Boxes come flat packed, but the slot together really easily, and they are food safe too (and the perfect size for a hand made cookie to two!

I added a hint of colour to this one using a sponge brayer, but you could also colour them by sprintzing or painting.

How to make a fun Table Favour with Mini Pizza Boxes from Stampin' Up!

The stamped panel uses the Hand Delivered Stamp Set. This stamp set is one of the hostess exclusive sets in the Annual Catalogue. These sets are exclusively available to customers who either hosts a party that spends over £150, or places an online order of the same value.

I stamped it with Memento Ink, and then coloured the balloons with a selection of Stampin’ Blends. I did HAVE to add a hint of sparkle to some of the balloons using a paint brush and some Frost White Shimmer Paint, which gives the effect of those fun shimmery balloons.

Right, that’s all from me today, do pop over to the Inspire.Create blog and check out the creations of the other Design Team Members, and share your creations with us too!

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Coming soon…. Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue!

StampinByHannah Coming soon…. Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue

Stampin' Up! Spring Summer Catalogue

Oh yes… it’s almost that time again! On 3rd January 2019 Stampin’ Up! launch the brand new Spring Summer Catalogue AND Sale-a-bration! I’ll be letting you know all the gossip very very soon, but I wanted to let you know that my Catalogue Order Form is taking orders for the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue!

Get your FREE copy of the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer Catalogue ordered below. I’ll be posting them out between Christmas and New Year… or you can collect your copy in person at my Spring Summer Catalogue Launch Party on the 12th January!

You can also find all the details of the current catalogues on my Request a Catalogue Page!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges 032 | Anything goes with Rooted in Nature

Hand Stamped Leaf Birthday Card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenges 032 Anything goes with Rooted in Nature

inspire.create.challenge 032 Anything Goes Sketch

As you may know, I set the challenges for Inspire.Create, and this time I thought I would be really mean and set a completely blank challenge! I cannot WAIT to see what you guys make for this one too… don’t forget to check out  the Inspire.Create blog to see the fabulous Design Team’s work and enter your own creations.

Inspire.Create.Challenge Anything Goes Sketch Challenge Happy Birthday Card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up!

I had a fun day a few weekends ago (before my craft room was packed up ready for the Big Move!) making a bunch of birthday cards, and this just sort of happened! Stampin’ Up! have started a demonstrator campaign for Simple Stamping this month, and I am attempting to embrace this (because I am rubbish at it!). So, this card uses minimal products, and so is super easy for you to replicate!

In actual fact it uses 2 stamp sets; but only because the Rooted in Nature stamp set doesn’t have a birthday sentiment. So I grabbed one of the Hostess Exclusive stamp sets, Hand Delivered, for the sentiment. But other than that its one ink, 2 colours of card stock and 1 ribbon.

Manly Happy Birthday Card using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up!

This card would work for a girl birthday or a boy one! Although I suppose that I’ve girl-ed this one up by adding a heap of Shimmer Paint on those leaves and a pretty Frosted Epoxy Droplets

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Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza | Stamps and Kits Sale!

StampinByHannah Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Stamps and Kits Sale!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza

Oh Yes! the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale continues!

Today and Tomorrow sees Stampin’ Up! knock 10% off the price of every single stamp set in the current Annual Catalogue

See all the discounts HERE!

What’s included in this part of the Online Extravaganza Sale?

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Order online via my Online Store by 22:50 tomorrow night (that’s Monday the 26th November!)

StampinByHannah Stampin' Up! Hostess Code Club Code November 2018

Add this month’s Code Club Code to add even more value with a FREE gift from me in December… AND you can use your purchases to count towards you StampinByHannah VIP Rewards too! Awesome!

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Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza 2018!

StampinByHannah Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza 2018!

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza

Are you ready for the Stampin’ Up! Sale of the season?! Tomorrow Stampin’ Up! launch their Black Friday sale, or sales. Yes, we have 3 sales over the next 6 days (and this is where I think things get a little confusing, I hope that I can explain!)

Sale 1

23-24th November

10% off a whole heap of Paper and Embellishments including:

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Sale 2

25-26th November

10% off a whole heap of Stamps and Kits including:

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Sale 3

27-28th November

10% off a whole heap of Tools and Inks including:

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and Thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

As always the BEST way to order during a sale is via my Online Store!

Cut off for each sale is 22:50 on the night each sale ends, and the next one will start at 23:00 the same night.

As always at the Code Club Code to you orders for extra goodies from me. Although please note that order thank you’s WILL be late this month as I move house on the 7th December! Also, Sale orders count towards your StampinByHannah VIP Rewards too!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 031 | Festive Colour Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge Dashing Deer Colour Challenge Card

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge 031 Festive Colour Challenge

Inspire.Create.Challenge Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Challenge

This fortnights Inspire.Create.Challenge is a pretty colour combination inspired by the oh so popular Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper from this years Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter Catalogue. Now, be warned that this paper is While Stocks Last because it has been SO popular. So run, don’t walk to the Online store to grab yours today!

Clean and Simple Handmade Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Saying that, I haven’t used the Joyous Noel suite at all for today’s card, instead I have opted for the fabulously fun Dashing Deer instead. This pretty deer stamp is winning for me at the moment, I just cannot get enough of it! Here it’s been stamped in Merry Merlot and die cut using the coordinating Detailed Deer thinlits.

Inspire.Create.Challenge Dashing Deer Colour Challenge Card

The deer is layered over some copper heat embossed stamping and a piece of the copper trim, oh and some splatter in shaded spruce too! You could add even more to this card, with sequins, or rhinestones, or those stunning frosted Epoxy dots, however I chose to keep things simple and make a clean and simple (ish) card for this weeks Inspire. Create.Challenge.

Check out the other Design Team members colour creations over on the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog and enter your own projects too. Projects can be added from a vareity of places including your own blogs, public galleries, Pinterest, or even a public Facebook Post. We cannot wait to see them!

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase

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