Michelle Last

Sale-a-bration Farewell 2016 from Stampin’ Up!


Welcome to part 1 of our Sale-A-Bration Farewell 2016 Blog Hop!

You’ll be hopping around to 8 countries and will visit 14 amazing Stampin’ Up!® Independent Demonstrators, each with an inspirational project for you to enjoy. There’s just 13 days of Sale-A-Bration left and we’re getting ready to say ‘farewell’ to what’s been fantastic Sale-A-Bration of 2016. Currently you’re visiting with me, Michelle Last from the UK.   You can continue hopping my using the list of names at the end of this post. Now, let’s scroll down to see what I’ve been making.

I decided to use the most popular item from the sale-a-bration brochure, at least it has been with my customers.  It is called Botanicals For You.  People love the fact that the sentiment is large enough to fill an entire card front and that the added flowers and sentiments make this a really useful and versatile set. If you don’t own it already you are really missing out and it won’t be available once Sale-a-bration has ended on 31st March, so this is your only chance!  Simply spend £45 on items from the annual catalogue or the seasonal catalogue and choose a free item which could be the one shown below…..

Botanicals For You free from Stampin Up during sale-a-bration 2016
Botanicals for You from Saleabration 2016

I decided to remove the ‘Just’ part of the sentiment and only inked up the for you with versa mark using the ink pad and the marker and then heat embossed it onto the background in white embossing powder.

I created a watercolour background as I cannot seem to get enough of this technique at the moment using Pink Pirouette, Watermelon Wonder and Hello Honey Inks.

I then stamped the dandelion flower from the Balloon Celebration stamp set which to be honest you have probably overlooked in the stamp set as all I could see was balloons until another demo stamped their own dandelion which is so delicate and pretty.

And I had a fellow butterfly left over from my previous card (see the blog post here) and added it with some of the dazzling diamonds to add a bit of sparkle.

Botanicals for You from Saleabration 2016

So bright and ready for Spring.  I hope I have inspired you and if you would like to make a purchase simply click the link to my online shop (top right) to place your order and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free sale-a-bration exclusive item.

Thank you for visiting today. I’d love to see you back here again next Friday 25th March for Part 2 of our Sale-A-Bration Farewell 2016. The next stop on the SAB farewell hop is Jenni Pauli from Germany, simply click here to keep hopping or use the list below.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you won’t want to miss it!


  1. Constanze Wirtz
  2. Bibi Cameron
  3. Sarah Berry
  4. Tracy May
  5. Erica Cerwin
  6. Jacque Williams
  7. Jason Loucks
  8. Erna Logtenberg
  9. Kylie Bertucci
  10. Valerie Lo
  11. Renate Ecklmayr
  12. Michelle Last <—  you are here!
  13. Jennifer Pauli
  14. Caroline van der Straaten

If you want to know which products I used to make this card see below and if you wish to make a purchase simply click any of the images to go direct to my online shop.  Please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me!

Thanks for stopping by today x


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About Michelle Last

Stampin' Up! UK's #1 Demonstrator Michelle Last based in Buckinghamshire. Classes, inspiration, order online and advice. I would love to hear from you.


  1. Michelle i love this card its gorgeous! How did u create the watercolour background it is fab! Deb x

    • Thanks darling, I need to get to work and do a video on this technique so show you, watch this space. Hope you are feeling brighter and on the move x

  2. You’ve made an amazing card Michelle, love your watercolor technique! I will tell you a funny story about the dandelion when I see you again 🙂 Xx

  3. Gorgeous elegancy once more Michelle Last.
    You are a master of elegance!
    Love the watercoloring on your card in combination with the embossing.

  4. I can’t never get tired saying how amazing are your projects. I love all you doas you put so much love in each little piece of paper or ink drop. x Hugs for my dear Michelle and the best insiptation always. x Bibi

  5. Hey I could have used your ‘just’ for my project haha. Love your card anyway, as usual, and yes this set has been so popular so far!

  6. I love this card – of course I do! Water-colouring, butterflies, dandelions – it’s just simply beautiful! It’s great blog hopping with you today oh fearless leader! 🙂

  7. Fabulous card Michelle! So glad I could take part in this hop with you!

  8. completely gorgeous and I love how you’ve been creative with the stamp, too. Love it. x