Michelle Last

Hearts Come Home Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

I am sharing this beautiful snowy Christmas scene with you today made using the Hearts Come Home Bundle in the new Autumn/Winter seasonal catalogue.

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the super talented, hugely funny and well just simply huge hearted Brian King, a fellow demo based in the US.  Brian works full time but still manages to have a very successful Stampin Up business whilst making the most adorable cards, pop over to his blog to see more of his work….

Hearts Come Home Bundle

These dies are to die for, seriously there are so many possibilities with the Hometown Greetings Edgelit dies but when paired with the coordinating stamp set Hearts Come Home it takes it to another level.

I have completely fallen in love with the mixed fonts used and the little houses and santa on his sleigh, just stunning!

I am using this bundle in my upcoming October technique class and have 3 very different cards to create using this one bundle.  Pop to this sneak peek in the class post to see more ideas.

How I created this card
  • I cut the buildings in whisper white using the precision base plate as there are lots of intricate cut outs and if you want them to pop out easy then I’d definitely recommend the precision base place.
  • I embossed the card front with the softly falling embossing folder.
  • The mat for the front of the card measures 11.5 x 8.5cm (silver glimmer paper) the whisper white layer is 8 x 11cm.
  • Line up your die cuts to that they are overlapping but not cutting out too much detail and then trim to 8x11cm
  • Stamp your chosen sentiment in the white space at the base of the card.
  • Add tiny dimensionals to layer the die cuts to give them dimension and add a sparkly heart.

I allowed the church spire to overlap the top of the card but be sure to check the card will fit an envelope otherwise you could trim it down a little.

Here is the card of Brian’s that we are casing this week, why not join us this week and share your entry over at the Global Design Project?  Let’s go and see what the other design team members have made using Brian’s card as inspiration…

#GDP108 Case of Brian King

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to make this card they are all shown below.  Click any of the images to go direct to that item in my shop and add to your basket.  Be sure to check out the World Card Making Day Special Offers as they end tomorrow, click the banner below to see all the items at 15% off, offer finishes on 10th October.

If you place an order for £20+ be sure to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me in November.  Don’t use the code if your own spend is £150+ as you get the stampin’ rewards to spend in your own order.

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Card Class using the Hearts Come Home Bundle

It is my technique card making class on Monday 16th October from 10-12.30pm in Winslow and we are using the Hearts Come Home bundle from Stampin Up.  I really hope you can join me.

Hearts Come Home Bundle - October technique class 2017

We are making 3 card using the Hearts Come Home Bundle.  You will receive all the supplies to complete the 3 cards shown above and a basic crafting skill is required.  You do need to bring your own adhesive but there will be adhesive for sale on the day.  Refreshments are included in the cost of the class.

Booking for this class closes on Monday 9th October at 10am.  Payment is required to book your place and no refunds are given once booking has closed.

Details on the location, what to bring etc are emailed once booking has closed.

There are several options for the class, please click the relevant button to send your payment to book your place.

Class Only = £15
Come and enjoy making 3 cards including all supplies to make the 3 cards shown above.
Credit and Debit Card Acceptance for small business with Paya Card Processing Services

 

Class & Clear mount Stamp Set Hearts Come Home = £28
Come and enjoy making 3 cards including all supplies to make 3 card shown above PLUS the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set in Clear Mount which is yours to take home.  Wood mount stamp set is an additional £5
Credit and Debit Card Acceptance for small business with Paya Card Processing Services

 

Class & Clear mount bundle including Hearts Come Home Stamp set
& Hometown Greetings Edgelit Dies = £43
Come and enjoy making 3 cards including all supplies to make 3 cards shown above PLUS the Hearts Come Home Clear Mount Bundle which includes the stamp set and matching Hometown Greetings Edgelit Dies.  Wood mount set in bundle is an additional £5
Credit and Debit Card Acceptance for small business with Paya Card Processing Services

Don’t forget booking closes on Monday 9th October at 10am.
email me: michelle@cbdesign.org.uk call me: 01296 715787

The bundle we are using in the class is shown on page 39 of the Autumn & Winter Catalogue.  If you are unable to attend the class but would like to order the products the link to my online shop is shared below.  Click any of the images to go to that item in my shop and be sure to add the monthly hostess code if you spend more than £20+ to receive a free thank you gift.

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Technique 101 – Creating backgrounds with your clear blocks

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

This month we are sharing projects made by inking up the clear blocks and stamping them to create a background for your card.

Flower Shop & Pansy Punch from Stampin Up

I originally wanted to use one large clear block but just wasn’t get the background effect I wanted so I reached for my clear block B and inked it up with smoky slate ink and spritzed it with water from the spritzer bottle.

I then stamped it on the watercolour card background and pressed hard to let the ink soak in and didn’t lift up the block right away, I let it sit for a while to make sure that the paper had soaked up the ink and water.

If you have excess water when you remove the block, simply dab away any excess with kitchen towel or tissue.

I stamped the same block in the same ink twice more to create three blocks on my background.

Backgrounds with clear blocks

I them stamped three identical flowers from the flower shop stamp set and coloured with with Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo ink and an aqua painter an stuck them on the blocks with a dimensional.

Finally I needed a greeting and die cut the hug using the Lovely Words Thinlit Dies and just snipped the ends of the word so it wasn’t encased in the circle.

A final addition of the glitter enamel dots and it was done!

I cannot wait to see the backgrounds the rest of the blog hoppers have created with clear blocks, lets go visit Frenchie and see her beautiful card.

Technique 101 Next

Hop on round but if you lose your way here is a list of the blog hop participants.

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
3. Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
5. Patrice Halliday-Larsen
6. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

All the items I have used to make this card are available from my Online Shop, simply click any of the images shared below to go direct to that item in my shop and place your order.

Please use the monthly hostess code if you spend £20+ to receive a free thank you gift as I really appreciate you shopping with me 🙂

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Stampin’ Up! October Offers….

Happy October everyone!  Stampin’ Up has some amazing October offers so come and see….

DSP Free paper from Stampin Up

Yes that’s right, our amazing special offer is back.  When you purchase 3 packs of paper you can choose another pack for FREE.  All the papers on offer is shown below so be stocking up
and get using all that lovely paper!

Designer Series Paper Sale from Stampin Up

It is World Cardmaking Day on 7th October and to celebrate we have 10 days of amazing prices on selected products from 1-10 October.

Discounted products on World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day Special Offers

World Card Making Day Special Offers

And if you are thinking about Christmas card making you are going to love this exclusive stamp set which is FREE with a party or an order with sales of £250+. If your order qualifies you will be prompted to add the free stamp set to your stampin’ rewards in the order.

Merry Patterns FREE Stamp Set

Merry Patterns exclusive FREE set with qualifying spend

Even better, you can make the most of all the offers in one order and stock up on paper, discounted notecards, stamps and fast fuse and if you spend £250+ you get the Merry Patterns exclusive stamp set for FREE!

Don’t forget to use the October Monthly Hostess Code if ordering online to receive a free thank you gift from me when you spend £20+ (and less than £150).

All the items in the World card Making Day offer are shared below along with the paper on offer, simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my shop 🙂  Any problems please don’t hesitate to let me know.

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Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

I have a Christmas card to share today using my favourite stamp set called Hearts Come Home.

I simply adore the contemporary font and images in this set and it is set to become your favourite too!

Hearts Come Home from Stampin Up

The tree’s are from the Season Like Christmas stamp set and stamped onto whisper white cardstock in black ink.

I then created a Northern Lights technique for the nights sky which was inspired by my good friend and fellow demonstrator Georgia Giguere, she has a blog post and video here on how to create the Northern Lights Technique.

You may be wondering how I created the silver foil scallop border?  I used the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and simply tucked the more decorative part behind the card so as to only reveal the smaller smaller edge.

I am emailing the instructions on how to make this card to all my newsletter subscribers tomorrow, so be sure that you have signed up to receive my newsletter by clicking this button (on the right sidebar or image below) and filling out the contact form (customers only based in the UK please, no demonstrators).Newsletter sign up with Michelle LastAll the items I used to make this card are shared below and if you wish to purchase any items simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my Stampin’ Up! shop.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when ordering with me.

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