Michelle Last

Rose Wonder from Stampin’ Up!

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the designer Shawn Olivera.  Shawn makes beautiful cards, you really need to pop over to his blog to see the stuff he creates as you will be blown away.  He used the beautiful Rose Wonder dies to create his card and its our job this week to case his card.  Here is my card made using Rose Wonder.

Rose Wonder from Stampin Up

How did I make this clean and elegant card?
  • Die cut the largest flower twice and layer the die cut to make it thicker.
  • Snip off the leaves to separate them from the main flower.
  • Glue the die cut to whisper white card and coloured the inside relief area with watercolour pencils.
  • Add Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.
  • Score around the edge of the card base using my scoring tool twice to add an embossed frame.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Better Together stamp set in Smoky Slate Ink.
  • Cut the leaves and stick them so they nestled behind the main flower head.
  • Stick the rose and leaves to the card front with dimensionals to give depth and dimension.

Rose Wonder from Stampin Up

I really hope you join is with this weeks challenge, this is the card we are casing…

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Go over to the Global Design Project Challenge Blog to see what the other designers have created and also to see how to take part yourself this week, we love to see what you made!

Below are the items I used to create this card, if you pop on over to my shop by clicking any of the images below remember to check out the retiring list and clearance rack and be sure to add the monthly hostess code if you spend £20+ (and less than £150).  Thanks for your support, I really do appreciate your custom.

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Coming Soon In The City from Stampin’ Up!

I have a little something to share today that is coming soon in the new catalogues.  From 1st June we have a brand new annual catalogue and one of the new hostess sets at the back of the catalogue is called In The City and its definitely going to be one of my new faves.

In the City from Stampin Up

It is a really fun set with lots of building, vehicles and greetings that is going to create the most adorable cards.  There are 60, yes sixty stamps in the set and its photopolymer and £14.50.

What is a Hostess Set?

I mentioned its a hostess set but just in case you don’t know what that means…

There are stamp sets at the back of the annual catalogue which are unique and subsidised and not for general sale.  You can choose one of these sets if the sales from your order reach £150 or if you host a party or a private class and the sales from that event are £150.  You can also club together orders from you and your friends and benefit from the hostess rewards.

Be sure to check out the hostess rewards as the most you spend the more you have to spend your hostess rewards on.  You can also purchase any current items with your hostess rewards or a combo of main catalogue items along with a hostess set (which are vastly subsidised).  The In the City set would normally retail at £24 but as a perk its £14.50!

In the City Sampler from Stampin up

I went a little crazy as I had some new home cards to make 🙂  There was a lot of masking but its really easy to stamp and you can choose if you colour the inside of the buildings with the matching stamp.

Come and see what else is coming in the new catalogue by requesting a copy to be posted out to you direct.  My first batch of catalogues left today and will all be arriving by the end of May.

Click the image on the right and fill out the contact form to request your own copy.

Stampin Up New Catalogue 2017

Have a great day!

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Wood Crate from Stampin’ Up!

This week at the Global Design Project we have been given a theme of Cooking, Baking & Making.  I really wanted to ink up my retired Perfect Mix stamp set one more time before it retires as it was such a firm favourite and an obvious choice. paired it with the brand new coming in June Wood Crate die and made a cute little table favour or gift which hold 3 biscuits wrapped in a cello bag and the new powder pink ribbon – swoon!

I created the greeting using another new stamp set called Label Me Pretty and the matching pretty label punch.  I stamped in early espresso ink and then stamped again in dapper denim and cut around the kitchen word and raised it up with dimensionals  and added an enamel heart.  I stamped the pudding bowl and the oven gloves from Perfect Mix and cut around them to add a little whimsical touch.  Pretty sure it would work just as well with the bowl and gloves but I just couldn’t resist.

So why don’t you join this weeks challenge and make something using the same theme, we love to see what you have made!

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Time to go and see what the other wonderful design team members have made using this theme.  Visit the Global Design Project and see the projects and check out how to enter too!

If you are ordering with me online be sure to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift.

All the new items I have used are available to customers on 1st June and if you would like to reserve your paper copy of the new catalogue please click the ‘request a catalogue’ image on the right and fill out the contact form. Have a wonderful week!

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Stampin’ Up Snips – free gift for ordering with me!

I posted out my free gifts to my customers this week who ordered online with me in April.  Each person received a hand made card and a free gift, this month it was a pair of brand new paper snip scissors from Stampin’ Up just for placing an online order!

Eastern Palace Suite from Stampin Up

These wonderful scissors are every crafters must have tool and I have a pair for use with paper/card and another pair with a little ribbon tied to the handle and these are only to be used to cut ribbon.

As all crafter know using ribbon scissors is a punishable offence!  And if its your husband who uses his ribbon scissors for cutting anything other than ribbon (including toe nails) then let him know it is grounds for divorce!

ribbon scissor divorce

I am hoping that this months thank you gift has saved a few marriages 🙂  Are you wondering how you get such a lovely surprise through the post?  Simply place an online order with me for £20+ and use the monthly hostess code and I will order a free gift with the accumulated hostess rewards and post it out to you with a handmade thank you card.

The link to my shop and the code are shared on the top right of my blog and also at the bottom of each blog post.  Any questions please get in touch.

If you place an order for £150+ you will receive the hostess rewards in your order and be able to choose your own free items as part of your order so please do not use the hostess code.

Any everyone ordering with me will receive an invitation to join my VIP Facebook group where were share inspiration and ideas, tutorials and giveaways whilst sharing our love of Stampin’ Up.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, don’t forget the Eastern Palace Suite bundle offers with free stuff only available as the bundle with freebies in May.  Might be worth checking out the retiring list and clearance rack too, everyone loves a bargain!

And if you are excited to see what is coming in the new catalogue be sure to reserve your copy by clicking the button on the right with ‘request a catalogue’ across it and fill out the form and a copy will be posted out to you in the next weeks.  First copies are being posted out to my VIP’s next week.

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Father’s Day – Nailed It from Stampin’ Up!

I have a cute little Fathers Day project to share with you using the Nailed It stamp set and a sneak peek of the Wood Crate Framelits coming in the new catalogue on 1st June.

Nailed It and Wood crate from Stampin up

I presented a product spotlight at the recent Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Amsterdam and shared the wonderful new Wooden Crate framelit dies.
I cut out the crate and stamped it with the hardwood background stamp and sponged the edges to give it some dimension.

I cut off the base of the crate and added two horizontal inserts inside the box so that the box can fold flat and it is also somewhere for the tools to stick to to keep them in place inside the crate.

I stamped and handcut the tools from the Nailed it stamp set.  This set is still available in our retiring product sale as it won’t be carried over although the matching framelits are no longer available which is a shame but I did not own the framelits so I simply hand cut the shapes out.

I shredded some burlap ribbon and stuck clumps inside the crate to add more texture and hide the inserts.

The greeting ‘You’re the best’ is from the Urban District stamp set which is retiring but still available, not for long I suspect so don’t wait around to get your order in.

Don’t forget we have the Eastern Palace Suite available as an early release.

There are so many options using these stamps and dies and using the new InColours and heavy weight very vanilla cardstock too! Click the image below of any of the supplies shared below as they will take you direct to my shop.

Eastern Palace Suite from Stampin Up

Please use the monthly hostess code when placing an online order of £20+ to receive a free thank you gift from me and an invite to my customer VIP group.

 

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