Michelle Last

Monthly Card making classes in person or Class to Go!

I have a lovely card making class planned for March using the Indescribable Gift and Love is Kindness Stamp sets.  I hold my monthly technique class in Winslow but if you cannot attend you are welcome to opt for the Class to Go and get the kit posted to your home and receive links to three private videos to make the cards in the comfort of your own home.

Here is one of the cards we will be making which was cased from Steffi a lovely demonstrator from GermanyI used the Indescribable Gift stamp set to make this particular card but left off the sentiment so that it can be used for any occasion and not just Easter as the set may suggest.
indescribable-gift-pink stampin up

The image is heat embossed onto vellum and coloured with blendabilities which you can get for free if you place an order for £45.

Booking for my card making class closes on Monday 2nd March at 10am. Simply call me, email me or send a paypal payment to sales@cbdesign.org.uk if you would like to participate.

We will be making three cards in total and the information has been emailed to anyone who has subscribed to my e-newsletter. Let me know if you would also like to be included in my newsletter or simply subscribe using the sign up on the left hand side.

More details of my classes and events are listed in the tabs above, I have a customer craft day coming up on 22nd March too and details are in the previous post so be sure to pop and take a look.

The building work is coming to an end and the plasterers left today and the kitchen fitter arrives tomorrow so its all systems go and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I am looking forward to teaching my project life class tomorrow with some of my favourite ladies, hope you have a great weekend x

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Craft Day using Stampin’ Up! Products

I am holding my craft day for my customers in Croughton on Sunday March 22nd and would love you to come along and join me for a fun day of crafting, treats and surprises and some yummy refreshments.

We will be making two projects.  One of the projects is a tin with handmade notecards and envelopes inside and you can choose to make it with a pink or blue theme….

stampin up craft day

stampin up craft day

The other project is the Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit which includes everything and more to make a perpetual calendar for recording birthdays and anniversaries which can be used from year to year.

perpetual birthday calendar

perpetual birthday calendarThe venue is in Croughton in Northamptonshire and is light and bright and easy to get to with lots of parking.  You will be pampered and spoiled to ensure you have a wonderful crafting day with like minded ladies who all love to craft.

You will receive a very generous kit which includes all the items you need to make both projects.  You will need to bring along a basic tool kit and help and instruction will be given on the day as well as a wonderful raffle, ideas, samples and inspiration as well as the chance to order and grab a bargain or two in my Buy One Get One Free Sale as well as sale-a-bration.

Booking closes on Monday 9th March at 10am and payment is required to book your place.  You can book and pay over the phone with a debit or credit card.  You can send a paypal payment to sales@cbdesign.org.uk or post a cheque (please contact me for the payment info) and of course you can pay with cash too :)

I would love you to join me at my customer crafting day, I regret that this is not a stampin up demonstrator event but reserved for my customers and crafting friends.

Bring a friend and get a small gift as a thank you (the new person needs to be someone I have not met or crafted with before).

I really hope you can join me, Call me 01296 715787 or email me michelle@cbdesign.org.uk if you have questions or wish to book your place.

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Butterfly Basics from Stampin’ Up!

Todays card is made using the Butterfly Basics stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and a sketch from Stamping&Blogging. The Butterfly Basics stamps are fast becoming one of my favourite stamp sets from the new seasonal catalogue and the matching butterfly framelits are simply stunning.

Butterfly Basics Sketch Challenge

I stamped the butterfly on the black background cardstock in versamark ink and embossed them in clear embossing powder and a heat tool to add some texture (it is hard to see unless it is in the right light).  I stamped the flower image in black ink on whisper white cardstock and cut a circle using the framelits dies and a hello honey starburst framelit.

I created the hello honey and basic black banners using the very useful stamp in the butterfly basics stamp set and add a gold flourish with the buttons and some linen thread.

Here is the sketch which inspired me…. 
SB 93 Feb 25And lets go and see what the other ladies have designed with the same sketch…

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders - USA

Lee Conrey - USA

Claire Daly - Australia

Caroline van der Straaten - Netherlands

Marine Wiplier - France

Shelagh Freemantle - Canada

Kerstin Kreis - Germany

Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand

If you would like to know what items I have used to make this card they are listed below, simply click any of the images to go to my online shop to place an order or see the latest weekly deals.

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Best Day Ever from Stampin’ Up!

Today I am sharing a tag set I made using the Best Day Ever stamps, the tag punch and the gift card thinlits dies.

Best Day Ever from Stampin Up

This is a great little project and pretty quick to make.

I used the fabulous Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits dies to make the pouch to house the tags using the Best Year Ever free paper from saleabration.

I then made 4 tags using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and stamp them using the FREE Best Day Ever stamps.  If you would like to see more ideas using this FREE product then check back over the last few days blog posts as they have all been showcasing this product suite.

If you would like to choose something for free, for every £45 you spend you can choose a free item from the saleabration brochure which you can view by clicking the image on the right…..

Here is what I used to make this project, simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop.

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Best Day Ever from Stampin Up

Today I share with you a thank you card made using the free stamp set on offer during Saleabration.  The stamp set is called Best Day Ever and simply place an order for any goods for £45+ and pop this stamp set or something else you fancy into your basket for free!

Best Day Ever from Stampin Up

I made a file folder card using the envelope punch board and used the best day ever product suite to tie everything together.  You can choose the Best Day Ever stamps, the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper or the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack for free or all three with an order of £135+

best year ever file folderI have used all three on the card above, the stamps, paper and ribbon and love how easy it was to coordinate all the items together to make a beautifully matching card.

Saleabration file folder card

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