Inspire.Create.Challenge 029 | Thankful Card

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge 029 Thankful Card

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Today’s blog post features a bit of a sneaky peak of some new products that launch tomorrow! Stampin’ Up! are releasing 2 fun stamp sets and a coordinating set of dies, a pack of embellishments and some unusual papers exclusively in November. I’ll have all the details on the blog tomorrow… but for now here is a sneaky peak of Happiness Surrounds

This card uses the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set and Snowfall thinlits. I am loving layering stamped images at the moment and here there are stamps layered, with die cuts and then some heat embossing to finish.

The sentiment isn’t from these exclusive stamp sets, its taken from one of my old favourites; Thankful Thoughts.

I think that this colour combination is particularly fun too…

I have a whole lot to be Thankful for at the moment… do check out my post from Monday if you’re not up to speed with what has been going on in my world recently! Thanks to everyone who has left such lovely comments on that post… I had no idea so many people read my little blog!

cute thankful card using Happiness Surrounds from Stampin' Up!

We would LOVE to see your Thankful card or other thankful projects over on the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog this week! You can share your projects with us using the link at the bottom of the challenge blog post

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InspireINK Blog Hop | Autumn Ombre with Timeless Tidings

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah InspireINK Blog Hop Autumn Ombre with Timeless Tidings

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This month’s InspireINK theme was chosen by the wonderful woman behind InspireINK; Sam Roberts! Sam chose the theme of Autumn…. which first made me think of leaves (don’t have any stamps of leaves really), and then being cold (not the best idea for the start of a card), and then of colours; rich yellows, oranges and reds of the leaves as they change and fall from the trees.

This thought then led me to ombre…. and some silhouette stamping, and so this card was born!

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

The focus of this card is that background, which looks like it would be really complicated to do but actually is fairly simple. The trick is a Sponge Brayer; and a stack of ink colours!

I have shared video’s of how to use a Sponge Brayer before, but really all you need to do it ink up the brayer (evenly, which can be the tricky bit) and then gently roll the sponge back and forward across the card stock to transfer the ink. Start at the lightest colour and work your way darker, and only use a little ink at a time to prevent harsh lines.

The colours blended on this card are: Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Real Red and Cherry Cobbler.

Ombre inking Christmas Card using Timeless Tidings from Stampin' Up!

Once the ombre effect was complete; I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment and the tree from Timeless Tidings in Memento ink.

I can’t wait to see what everyone else has made with the Autumn theme, check them out using the NEXT button below…

InspirInk Blog Hop team blog hop Stampin' Up! UK

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Christmas Countdown #3 | Self Closing Table Favours with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

Christmas Countdown Self Closing Christmas Table Favours using Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Christmas Countdown #3 Self Closing Table Favours with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

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This years Christmas Countdown isn’t going slightly as smoothly as I had planned… but I am carrying on, and hoping that I’ll get another one to you next week!

Adorable Christmas Table Favours using Patterned paper and Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

How cute are these? Our Christmas will be a little dis-jointed this year as James works nights over the festive period, however, I still have plans for our own Christmas day (a few days after the big day) with a festive table and lots of James’ cooking! These will be taking pride of place on the table with a couple of after dinner chocolates in each one

Video Tutorial

Measurements:

Designer Series Paper; Frosted Florals; 4-1/2 x 6″ (12 x 15 cm)

Score on the short side at 2 and 4″ (5 and 10 cm)

Score on the long side at 2″ (5 cm)

Turn the Designer Series Paper so that the short side is at the top, with the 1″ score line horizontal at the top, and the skinny score line on the left, then score at 1-1/2 and 3-1/2 (4.5 and 9.5 cm)

How to make cute self closing table favours for your Christmas table using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper

I hope you have enjoyed Dashing Deer Week! Do go back and check out the other projects from this week;

You can grab the Dashing Deer bundle, or the stamps and dies separately using the links at the bottom of this blog post.

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Simple Classic Christmas Card using Dashing Deer

How to make a fun Shimmery Christmas card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Simple Classic Christmas Card using Dashing Deer

Super Shimmery Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Today’s Dashing Deer card is another simple, classic card layout…. with a heap of added shimmer! Yes, I’ve been playing with those Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paints again. This time I’ve actually painted with them, and coloured the die cut deer with Frost White Shimmer Paint.

The rest of the card is a lovely mix of Gray Granite and Cherry Cobbler, with a piece of Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper to complete the look.

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

I love that the Deer is almost silver in colour. It was die cut from Gray Granite card stock, I’m sure that if I had used Cherry Cobbler this card would have looked very different

Do check back tomorrow for a fun 3D Dashing Deer idea!

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Modern Musical Christmas Card with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

Musical Dashing Deer Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Modern Musical Christmas Card with Dashing Deer from Stampin’ Up!

Modern Christmas Card with a Musical Feel using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Today’s card was a super quick one to put together… don’t you just love a simple, pretty card when your in a hurry? There are 2 stamp sets at work here; Dashing Deer (it is Dashing Deer week after all!) and the fun Sheet Music Background Stamp.

I’m loving some background details at the moment; this one involved making a mask by die cutting  a large circle in a sheet of copier paper, and then stamping through the hole with the Sheet Music and Berry Burst Ink.

Non-traditional Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

In the interests of keeping things simple; this card was then completed with a stamped and die cut dear, simple sentiment and a trio of Glitter Enamel Dots.

I hope you’re enjoying a week of Dashing Deer ideas. This weeks Stampin’ Inspiration email will have a fun exclusive video tutorial also featuring this fabulous bundle! Do subscribe to see it

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Make It Monday | Pretty Sparkly Christmas Card with Dashing Deer

Make it monday shimmery Dashing Deer Christmas Card using Stampin' Up! products

StampinByHannah Make It Monday Pretty Sparkly Christmas Card with Dashing Deer

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Oh yes, I am back with a whole week of fabulous projects using the gorgeous Dashing Deer bundle from Stampin’ Up! I am in love with these stamps, particularly that pretty deer stamp that I’ve used on this card today.

The Dashing Deer bundle contains the Dashing Deer stamp set and Detailed Deer Thinlits dies, AND if you use the special bundle item code (see the links at the bottom of this post) you can save 10% over buying them separately! Awesome!

Fun and Shimmery Christmas Card using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

Like I said, I have a whole week of Dashing Deer project ideas this week, including a fabulous video exclusively for my email subscribers too! You can subscribe to my Stampin’ Inspiration emails right HERE!

This card, for all it features the Dashing Deer bundle, really is all about that shimmery background! I grabbed a couple of pots of the new Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paints a few weeks ago, but only managed to get around to testing them out this past weekend. I have to say, I am totally in LOVE with them, and have another card that uses them later in the week.

Video Tutorial

The background is really easy to put together, for all it looks complicated. Once I had embossed the piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock using the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder, I used a sponge to gently add Shimmer Paint to the raised areas. I have to admit to being a little heavy handed with this…. but I like the sparkle, so Sorry, Not Sorry!

How to make a modern Christmas Card with sparkle using Dashing Deer from Stampin' Up!

This card is completed with that pretty stamped deer, a Vellum scalloped circle and a Gold heat embossed sentiment also from Dashing Deer.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another Dashing Deer idea, and subscribe to my Stampin’ Inspiration emails for weekly card making inspiration, ideas and offers

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 029 | Under the Mistletoe sketch challenge

Fun Christmas Card using Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Inspire.Create.Challenge 029 Under the Mistletoe sketch challenge

Inspire Create Challenge Sketch Challenge 029

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun sketch… I hope to see lots of you take part and add your creations to the Inspire.Create.Challenge Blog. You don’t need to blog to enter, you could upload your image to a gallery, Pinterest, or even Facebook (as long as the image is set to public of course).

Fun Christmas Card using Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

I decided to keep things simple this week, and just let the Designer Series Paper do all the talking. This fun print is from the Under the Mistletoe Paper pack, which you might have missed if your looking in the Autumn Winter catalogue because its in the Christmas section of the Annual one instead.

Quick and Easy Christmas Card using fun Patterned Paper from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is in the Autumn Winter catalogue, its taken from Timeless Tidings, which I am getting heaps of use out of, although it is designed to go with the Timeless Tidings kit (which I still haven’t got round to making up yet!).

So, short and sweet today, do go and check out the other creations from the Design Team over at the Inspire.Create.Challenge blog… they have made some stunning projects this week.

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Christmas Countdown | Giant Tealight box using Envelope Punch Board

Christmas Countdown Giant Tealight Box Video Tutorial

StampinByHannah Christmas Countdown Giant Tealight box using Envelope Punch Board

Christmas Countdown Video Tutorial Series StampinByHannah Stampin' Up! UK

Finally! I am back with another Christmas Countdown projects. I adore doing these projects, Christmas is such an exciting time; particularly in my house where my husband turns into a great big kid!

Christmas Countdown Giant Tealight Envelope Punch Board Box using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper

How cute are these boxes? They are so simple to make, check the video for all the details…

Measurements:

Designer Series Paper; 8-5/8 x 8-5/8″

Punch and score using the envelope punch board at 3-3/4 and 4-7/8″

How to make a cute box using the Envelope Punch Board

Short and sweet today but I hope that you enjoy….

Oh, before I go, I have a fun Facebook Live planned for Sunday… don’t miss it!

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StampinByHannah Stash Builder Club!

StampinByHannah Stash Builder Club

StampinByHannah Stash Builder Club!

StampinByHannah Stash Builder Club

Oh Yes! Are you ready for something super special here at StampinByHannah?!

 

Today I am re-launching my fabulous Stash Builder Club! I LOVE this so much….Each month you get to choose a bunch of Stampin’ Up! goodies, and I send you a fun Exclusive card making inspiration sheet and video tutorials too! How AWESOME!

 

Club costs £25 per month for 6 months. You can of course add to your club fee to get extra goodies AND one month out of the 6 you get to be the hostess and spend at least £15 of FREE Stampin’ Rewards too!

 

Each month participants must send their orders before the 10th. Failure to do this products will be randomly assigned.

 

I would LOVE you to join in!

 

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Make It Monday | Quick and Simple with Rooted in Nature

Quick and Simply Just for You Card with a tree using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

StampinByHannah Make It Monday Quick and Simple with Rooted in Nature

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I love a quick and simple card, one that you can whip up in a snap, one that looks good no matter what stamp set you use (as long as it a Stampin’ Up! set, obviously!), and one that you can use for a multitude of different occasions. I think that this card fits that bill.

I have been having loads of fun using the Nature’s Poem Suite this month, while it’s my fabulous Suite Share! You can still get your share HERE! My suite shares change every month and feature a fun mix of Designer Series Paper, Card stocks, ribbons and embellishments, and while the stamps and dies aren’t included as standard you can, of course, add them as an extra.

This card had a lovely colour combination; Blackberry Bliss, Gray Granite and Mossy Meadow, with a Whisper White base. Colours are super important when your making simple cards like this one, sticking to a handful of colours is an easy way of keeping things simple, coordinated and fresh.

Quick and Simply Just for You Card with a tree using Rooted in Nature from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

What are you top tips for simple card making?

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