Michelle Last

Stampin Up Online Order using a Hostess Code

We have a few more days to take advantage of the current offer from Stampin’ Up! called Bonus Days.  

Bonus Days from Stampin Up
For every £45 you spend in July you get a £4.50 coupon to spend in August.  So its a great time to stock up and if you place your order online, don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code so that I can send you a FREE thank you gift!  Below is the gift which has been posted to all my customers who ordered with me in June. Read more about the Hostess Code and how you can get products for FREE just for using my online shop!

June Hostess Code Thankyou gifts

And if that wasn’t a good enough reason to place an order, I am also giving away my FREE Jar of Love Tutorial to anyone ordering or joining my team in June/July/August!

Jar of Love Free Tutorial from Michelle Last
Let me know if you need any help or have questions!

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Best Birds Birthday card for #GDP046

For today’s Global Design Project Challenge we have a sketch and I am using the Best Birds stamp set and Birds and Blooms Thinlits.

This is a new set which has not been used so far.  I was itching to use it but was nervous on how to work with the bird and make him realistic.  In fact the first attempt did not work so this is my 2nd attempt.
Best Birds from Stampin Up for #GDP046

This rather chubby little bird was pretty easy to stamp and colour and the matching framelits made cutting around him pretty easy.  I adore the brand too, I can see me using that a lot in the coming months.  I used the sponge brayer to create the mottled sky background using Pool Party Ink.

I also embossed the woodland embossing folder for the background of the card to add some more texture.  My chubby bird is really standing out from the front of the card isn’t he?

This is this weeks sketch and I would love to see what you come up with using the same sketch. Everyone is welcome to join in, you have a whole week to make your project and the winner is announced a week today.  Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other wonderful design team members have made using the same sketch….#GDP046Have a great week everyone, if you fancy placing and order simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop.  You will earn a bonus days coupon for every £45 you spend (to spend in August), if you enter the monthly hostess code you will receive a free thank you gift and ALSO the free jar of love tutorial!

 

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More One Sheet Wonder inspiration using Blooms & Wishes

I have been going a little One Sheet Wonder crazy and held a class this week using this technique.  The ladies at the class liked my choice of colour from the original One Sheet Wonder shared in this post and video but I wanted to experiment with some other colours so I created these!
Blooms & Wishes One Sheet Wonder - Multiple Colours

Which one is your favourite?  I think I love the bright pink one but once they were cut up and mounted onto cards I was able to send 30+ cards out in the post yesterday to lots of special people!

I bet you are wonderful what colours I have used so I wanted to make it easy for you.  I used the Blooms & Wishes stamp set on every sheet –

Blooms & Wishes One Sheet Wonder in Pinks

Crikey, look how well loved my ink pads are!!

Blooms & Wishes One Sheet Wonder in Blues

I stamp the flower twice without re-inking to get two tones of the same colour!

Blooms & Wishes One Sheet Wonder in Purples

And finally I tried some neutrals.  One tip is to see what washi tape you own and match your colour scheme to go with that othersie the washi border may not coordinate.
Blooms & Wishes One Sheet Wonder in Neutrals

Thanks for all your lovely feedback and comments, please check out the original blog post on the One Sheet Wonder technique for measurements and finished card samples.

Below are all the items I used to make all the colour combo’s shown above.  It’s a great time to stock up as for every £45 you spend you will receive a coupon of £4.50 to spend in August, see more about Bonus Days and don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free than you gift!

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 Have a great weekend!
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Bella & Friends from Stampin’ Up! for Global Design Project

This weeks challenge over at the Global Design Project is a colour challenge.  I loved the colours of this weeks challenge and reached for the new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Bella & Friends.  Be warned its a really cute set and you are going to want it….

Bella & Friends #GDP045 Card & Glassine Bag

Look at that adorable little face!  The card was so simple I could not stop there, I had to create 3 more and put them in a Glassine Bag to give as a gift!

Bella & Friends Tag #GDP045

I die cut around his cute little face and stamped the sentiment to create the tag.  I only had a stock of the Sketched Dots Glassine Bags which are now retired but we do sell them without dots which may work better. I then stamped the other three dogs and kept the colouring pretty simple to keep the style of all the cards clean and simple.
Bella & Friends Card Gift Bag #GDP045

I embossed a border using the scoreboard on the whisper white cardstock and used a blender pen to smudge the black memento stamped image to create shading.

This is this weeks challenge and it gets even better, you can enter the colour challenge this week and if you are chosen as the winner you will be a guest designer on the next Global Design Project Colour Challenge.
#GDP045 Global Design Project Colour Challenge

Guest stamper for Global Design Project

So what you waiting for, get on over to the www.global-design-project.com and enter this week using those three simple colours and don’t forget to see what the other design team members made using the colours this week…

All the items used to make the cards are listed below, simply click the images to go direct to my shop and place your order.  If you order with me in July & August you will receive the free Jar of Love Tutorial as a thank you.  If you spend £20+ (and less than £150) and use the monthly hostess code, I will post out a free thank you gift (see more here) and finally for every £45 you spend Stampin Up will email you a Bonus Days Coupon for £4.50 to spend in August!

Its a pretty great time to order don’t you think?

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Team Die Cutting Challenge – Winner Announced!

I promised I would be back to let you know which member of my team won the recent flower die cutting challenge.

Well the winning entry which received the most votes was this beautiful table decoration by Matty de Jager – see her facebook page here…

Die Cut Table Decoration by Matty de Jager

Thank you so much for taking the time to vote for your 3 favourites, we will definitely be doing this challenge again!  Thanks to all the lovely team members who took part.  Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and congratulations again Matty from the Netherlands xx

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