Stamparatus 101 | Lets do the Hinge Step

Simple Congratulations card using dies from Petals and More from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Stamparatus 101 Lets do the Hinge Step

Stampin' Up! Stamping Positioning Tool Stamparatus

Hello! Today I thought I would share the second video in my Stamparatus 101 series. This series focuses on the New Stamp Positioning Tool from Stampin’ Up!; The Stamparatus. I LOVE mine…. and I can’t wait for you to be able to get your hands on one on the 1st June.

Pretty Congratulations Card using Repeat Stamping and the Stamparatus from Stampin' Up!

This week we are doing the Hinge-Step…. this fun technique allows to you create fun patterns and precise stamping using one of the most unique features of Stamparatus. Check the video to see how…

Today’s card uses my favourite bundle from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Summer catalogue, Petal Palette. While it is carrying over into the 2018 Annual catalogue, the bundled price (which saves you 10%) is retiring…. so grab the bundle before the 31st May

How to do the Stamparatus from Stampin' Up! using the Petal Palette Stamp set

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Make It Monday | Watercolour Stamping with the Stamparatus

How to do watercolour stamping using colouring pens with Stampin' Write Markers from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Make It Monday Watercolour Stamping with the Stamparatus

Make It Monday

I have been playing with the Stamparatus for a good couple of months now….  and I used it for just about every one of my OnStage Display Board samples, and it’s a pretty constant feature on my desk. I absolutely LOVE it, and I am SO excited that the full launch happens on the 1st June with the Annual catalogue, and you guys can get your hands on one.

Pretty Watercolour Flower Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day

This pretty card uses the Beautiful Day stamp set. I seriously can’t get enough of this set, it’s just makes such pretty and simple cards. I have a fun technique to share with you too… check the video to see how I stamped the flower!

The sentiment on this card is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Vellum. Because ink can take a while to dry on Vellum I will often add a layer of Clear Stampin’ Emboss powder to seal in the colour.

How to do watercolour stamping using colouring pens with Stampin' Write Markers from Stampin' Up!

I haven’t done any watercolour techniques for ages… I forget how much I enjoy messing around with ink and water sometimes!

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Stamparatus 101 | Basic Stamping Top Tips!

How to use the Stampartus to make a fabulous birthday card using Beautiful Day from Stampin' Up!

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Stampin' Up! Stamping Positioning Tool Stamparatus

I LOVE the new Stamparatus… and while I was lucky enough to get one back at the start of the year, I know that getting one during Pre-Order was a little tricky…. So, seeing as it officially launches on the 1st June, I thought I would share some of my tips and tricks of the Stamparatus on a Friday for the next few weeks!

Quick and Classic Birthday Card Video Tutorial using the Stamparatus from Stampin' Up!

This quick and classic card uses the Beautiful Day stamp set. I am so happy that this has carried over into the new Annual Catalogue too! Check the video below to see how this card was created using the Stamparatus…

You can find the measurements for this card over on my Standard Card Measurements page.

Stamparatus Top Tips Video Tutorial using Beautiful Day from Stampin' Up!

You can order your Stamparatus on 1st June 2018

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International Blog Highlights | Petal Palette card for Sara!

Petal Palette Fancy Fold Card for Kylie's International Blog Highlights using Stampin' Up! products

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You know you’ve had a busy month when Facebook reminds you that not only do you have 5 events this week that you can’t remember… but that one of them is Kylie’s International Blog Highlights, and you can’t even remember what the theme is! Yes, this was me first thing on Monday morning… and if it wasn’t for our May Day Bank Holiday in the UK this post would not be here!

Fun Joy Fold Card using Petal Palette from Stampin' Up!

This month’s Blog Highlight theme is Cards for Sara! I LOVE this idea… Sara Douglass is the CEO of Stampin’ Up! and she is incredible. So, to celebrate this Kylie has tasked us with creating a special card for her to say Thanks! Now, remember how I said I’d forgotten about this… well, in my panic to find some inspiration at 07:30 on a Monday morning, I jumped onto Sara’s Facebook Page and found one of the cards that Stampin’ Up! have sent to one of the recent Million Dollar Sellers. These cards are always so detailed, with heaps of layers, Designer Series Paper, embellishments and ribbons…. and so this card was born!

How to make a fancy fold Joy Fold card using Petal Palette and Petal Passion from Stampin' Up!

I’ve recently been breaking down my layers for you… and so I’ll do the same thing here!

  • Card Base; Fresh Fig – 14.85 x 15.75 cm, scored on the log side at 10.5 cm
  • Bermuda Bay Layers; 10 x 14.3 cm, 4.8 x 14.3 cm, 6.5 x 10.8 cm
  • Card Base; Powder Pink – 12 x 10.3 cm, scored on the long side at 6 cm
  • Petal Passion Designer Series Paper – 9.5 x 13.8 cm, 4.3 x 13.8 cm, 5.5 x 12.8 cm
  • Vellum Pretty Label
  • Die Cut in Fresh Fig using the Petals and More thinlits
  • Bird stamped in Bermuda Bay and die cut
  • Sentiment from Petal Palette stamped in Fresh Fig
  • Powder Pink stamped flower
  • Trio of Basic Rhinestones

Petal Palette Fancy Fold Card for Kylie's International Blog Highlights using Stampin' Up! products

The Petal Palette stamp set and Petals and More thinlits are both carrying over in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue (Yay!)… but the bundle of the two items together is retiring. So, if you want them both, I’d grab them before the end of May and save yourself 10%! The stunning Petal Passion Designer Series Paper is on the Retiring List…. and it’s now while stocks last!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and please do head over to Kylie’s Blog to see the other Projects for her International Blog Highlights and to vote for you favourite creations!

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Inspire.Create.Challenge 016 | Farewell Dapper Denim…

Fine Tip Glue Techniques with Beautiful You from Stampin' Up!

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Inspire.Create.Challenges Colour Challenge April 2018

This week’s Inspire.Create.Challenge is a fun farewell to the 2016-2018 In-Colours… I cannot quite believe that we’ve had these for 2 years already! I thought as we bid these colours goodbye, I would update one of the projects I made to introduce them! You can find that blog post HERE!

How to use Fine Tip Glue on your cards... as something other than an adhesive with Beautiful You from Stampin' Up!

These cards use one of my favourite techniques; Masking with Fine-Tip Glue. It’s super easy to do, but it does take a little time as the glue has to dry (and it’s better if you leave it overnight). Here I have stamped two of the images from the Beautiful You stamp set onto Very Vanilla Notecards, using Archival Basic Black ink (but staz-on would work just as well). Then use Fine-Tip glue to ‘colour in’ the stamped images, making sure to cover the area fully.

Once the glue is dried, you can then stamp over it. I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Dapper Denim, and Emerald Envy, and one of the stamps from Touches of Texture. Where the glue is the ink won’t stick. Then, take a Stampin’ Sponge and sponge on more ink, making sure to wipe away the ink from the glue.

Quick and fun card collection using Beautiful You from Stampin' Up!

I can hear you asking why I haven’t used Flirty Flamingo… well, it’s one of the colours coming back as part of the Stampin’ Up! Colour Revamp! I am super excited about this, and will be sharing all of the details about that with you really soon!

Don’t forget to pop over to Inspire.Create.Challenges and see what the other members of the Design Team have created with these fabulous colours! And, if we have inspired you… why not share your makes with us over there too…

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How to make a fun Birthday card using Delightful Daisy from Stampin’ Up!

Card making video tutorial fun Birthday card with Delightful Daisy from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah How to make a fun Birthday card using Delightful Daisy from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

This week I have shared a heap of ways to use up your Designer Series Paper before the new Annual Catalogue lands in May… and today is no different. One of my favourite packs of Designer Series Paper this past year has been the Delightful Daisy. It is a fun take on a classic floral, with a hint of watercolour. Just lovely.

How to make a quick and easy birthday card using Delightful Daisy from Stampin' Up!

This card came together in less than 15 minutes… check the video for all the details. You can find my Standard Card Measurements on THIS page.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is taken from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp set, which is also this month’s Stamp of the Month!

Delightful Daisy Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! products

The Delightful Daisy suite features not only this wonderful Designer Series Paper but also the Daisy Delight Stamp set and coordinating Daisy Punch. Grab the Designer Series Paper and the Stamp and Punch Bundle soon before they retire.

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How to… Ink Blending with Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink

How to do Ink Blending with Stampin' Up! Classic Ink and StampinByHannah Video Tutorial

StampinByHannah How to… Ink Blending with Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink

Stamping Techniques Series

I have been having so much fun with Ink Blending recently! On Tuesday I shared THIS card for the Go for Greece blog hop with the lovely Kylie Bertucci, and had a few comments about my ink blending… so I thought I would share a fun tutorial with you today.

How to make a fun friend card using Ink Blending and Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up! with StampinByHannah

I think that most of my Ink Blending top tips are in the video… so do check that out!

The stamp set at work here is the lovely Lovely Inside and Out. I LOVE this stamp set, its great for heaps of different occasions with a bunch of mix and match sentiments… and I cannot get enough of those background images too.

Ink Blended For a Great Friend Card using Lovely Inside and Out from Stampin' Up!

I have been having loads of fun with layering recently, and this card is a continuation of that! Not only have I layered ink blending and tone on tone stamping… but then the heat embossed sentiment is layered with a piece of Delicate White Doily, some loops of Black Metallic Thread and a trio of Glitter Enamel Dots.

Oh! before I go, Sweet Sugarplum (the colour I’ve used in this card!) is one of the 2016-2018 In-Colours… and it’s due to retire REALLY soon, along with Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo! So, grab your In-Colour ink refills and card stock now before they sell out!

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Make It Monday | Amazing You Sale-a-bration Eclipse Card

How to make a fun eclipse card using Amazing You from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

StampinByHannah Make It Monday Amazing You Sale-a-bration Eclipse Card

Make It Monday

I cannot believe it has taken me quite so long to create an Eclipse card! Pinterest has been full of these for probably about 12 months, and at one point I resisted jumping on the band-wagon… until now! The Celebrate You Thinlits just lend themselves perfectly to this technique, and after I created my husbands Valentines card using it, I just HAD to make another just for you!

Bright Fun and easy Eclipse card using Celebrate You from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

I am still loving the Amazing You Stamp Set and Celebrate You thinlits that are available for FREE during Sale-a-bration! That flower is just so pretty, and I am going to be really sad to see it go at the end of the month. However, the Celebrate You thinlits WILL be available in the 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue… but surely its better to get them now for FREE than to pay for them in June?! right!

I think I’ve covered all my top tips for my Eclipse Card in the video…. but if you have any questions to use the comments section below to ask me

Isn’t that colour combination so much fun! I can see this one coming back out again soon… Remember that you can click the colour names above to see all the goodies available from Stampin’ Up! in that particular colour

How to make a fun eclipse card using Amazing You from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration

The second stamp set at work here is Heart Happiness. I just needed something a little extra, and the hearts were just the perfect addition.

Before I go today, I just want to mention about Sale-a-bration! We are in the final 2 weeks of this fabulous offer… and Stampin’ Up! offered even more last week. Sale-a-bration ends on the 31st March, be sure to get your orders in before 10:59PM so you don’t miss out!

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How to make a quick card with Eclectic Expressions from Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Layering Video Tutorial with Eclectic Expressions from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah How to make a quick card with Eclectic Expressions from Stampin’ Up!

Stamping Techniques Series

I have a quick and fun video tutorial for you today featuring the GORGEOUS Eclectic Expressions stamp set. I am completely in LOVE with this set… its watercolour effect and its designed for stamp layering… what’s not to love?! But also it’s completely FREE with a £45 order during Sale-a-bration!

Stamp Layering Video Tutorial with Eclectic Expressions from Stampin' Up!

This technique is super easy to do. It just takes a little time as each stamp needs to be stamped in a different colour each time… so having your Stampin’ Scrub or a micro-fibre cloth handy is very useful! These stamps layer together to create some really pretty effects, and I know that you could make this card several times over and each time they would look different

I started out making a super bright card, but half way through the video I thought it would also look pretty in neutrals… so I tried that out too… which is your favourite? let me know in the comments below!

Stamp Layering Video Tutorial with Eclectic Expressions from Stampin' Up!

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Thoughtful Thursday | Love you Eclipse Card with Heart Happiness

Guys Valentines Day card using Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

StampinByHannah Thoughtful Thursday Love you Eclipse Card with Heart Happiness

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Ok, so this is one of those times that I am more than a little late… I’m blaming the day job, but really its because my organisation system has gone out of the window, my head has been in the shed, and I quite simply forgot! Today I’m sharing the card I made for Valentines!

I could have course let it go and missed the card off my blog, but it’s so damn pretty that I just HAD to share it with you.

How to make a masculine Love You card with Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

This card was totally inspired by the lovely Dena Rekow over at The Creativity Cave. The hearts are from the Heart Happiness stamp set, after each one was stamped I added a wash of water to create this pretty Faux Watercolour look. The hearts are stamped onto Shimmery White card stock, which is just perfect for watercolour techniques, PLUS it makes your projects sparkle!


Can you believe that this is also my very first Eclipse card (talk about late to the party!)… This is such a fun technique! It is a fun way of adding a subtle sentiment, by die cutting your word from your stamped piece, and then inserting it back but popped up onto dimensionals! (and what is even better…. that YOU die is FREE during Sale-a-bration! Awesome!)

Thoughtful Thursday Love You card with Heart Happiness from Stampin' Up!

The rest of the sentiment is stamped with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set, and a hint of splatter added to find the card.

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