Michelle Last

Diagonal opening Gift Box

I saw a gift box on Pinterest and knew instantly I wanted to have a go.  I am not very good at following instructions and am more of a by eye/trial and error kind of a girl and this Diagonal opening Gift Box is the result.

Gift Box using Tags & Trimmings

I am so happy with how it turned out.

The happiness starts when you open it……

Tags & Trimmings Box Open made by Michelle Last

Love that pop of colour and how neat it closes.

I decorated the top of the box with the lovely modern holly stamp and diagonal stripe tag and a circle cut with the stitched shape framelit dies.

I also added the ‘It’s Inside that counts’ sentiment on the inside of the box lid for an added surprise.

I don’t have instructions or measurements to make this box, it really is a one off for me but if you google diagonal opening box you will see lots of other examples, video’s and helpful measurements.

Give it a try!

The products I used are all from Stampin’ Up! and available from my online shop, click any of the images below to  go direct to that item in my shop and add to your basket.

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Popcorn Box Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

This week over at the Global Design Project we have a theme challenge and the theme is Amusement Park!

Honestly I was stumped, there is one obvious stamp set in the seasonal catalogue which would be a perfect choice but I don’t own it (shock horror – I don’t own everything you know!) so I had to think outside the box.

Then I thought Popcorn box, you eat popcorn at amusement parks, yes that is it, please tell me I own the Popcorn Box Thinlit dies.  Thankfully I do and this is this weeks project…

Popcorn Box Thinlits from Stampin Up

Isn’t it cute!  Why have I not made these for ages?  I just want to make popcorn boxes and eat popcorn all day!

I love the diagonal stripe designer series paper and added some flowers from the Jar of Love bundle to accent the popcorn label.


So let’s all pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made and hopefully inspire you to join the challenge this week and share your project with us.

If you wish to order the supplies I have used to create this project or any others, simply click the order now button in the top right or click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop.

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Have a great day!

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Jar of Love from Stampin’ Up! – FREE tutorial!

I have been playing with my favourite new stamp set called Jar of Love from Stampin’ Up! I designed this project for a team event I held at the weekend in Birmingham.  We had a whole weekend together crafting and it was bliss!

I am now giving away the tutorial to anyone placing an order or joining my Stampin Up team in June, July & August!

Jar of Love Free Tutorial from Michelle Last

We used the NEW Jar of Love Stamp Set and matching Everyday Jars Framelits to make a card box which holds 3 envelopes and 3 beautiful handmade cards.

Each person placing an order with me (in person, via email, via phone or via my online shop) in June, July and August 2016 will receive a FREE copy of the instructions to make the Jar of Love Project shown above.

There is a wonderful joining offer on in June too and you pay £99 to purchase the starter kit, you then choose £130 worth of any goods of your choice and ALSO and ADDITIONAL TWO FREE STAMP SETS OF ANY VALUE to add to your kit (offer ends on 30th June at 22.50 GMT).Join Stampin' Up! Now with UK Demo Michelle Last

That means you could include the Jar of Love in your starter kit as one of your free stamp set choices and add the framelits to your kit contents and as a thank you from me I will also send you the tutorial so you can get creating right away!

I am offering the free tutorial to anyone ordering with me or joining me as a Stampin Up Demo (that just means purchasing the starter kit) in June, July & August 2016.  If you have purchased or joined already the tutorial will be sent in the next few days.

Here are some close ups of the cards and box and also my teamies who attended my team event in Birmingham at the weekend…

Jar of Love FREE tutorial from Michelle Last

Jar of Love Confetti Card by Michelle Last - FREE tutorial

Hello Jar of Love from Stampin Up

Jar of Love Shaker Card using Stampin Up Supplies

Birmingham Pinkies Team June 2016

Here are the supplies I used to create my cards and the storage box.  If you will be receiving the free tutorial you might want to add any of the items below so you can get creating as soon as the tutorial arrives!   If you click any of the items listed below they will take you direct to my online shop and if you order any items from me including any of those listed below you will receive the free tutorial!

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Stampin Up Open House Catalogue Launch with Foxy Friends

Cuteness overload!  I have been playing with one of my pillow gifts from the Stampin Up Incentive trip!  We received the Foxy Friends Bundle including the paper, punch and twine.  You can make so many different animals but so far the racoon is my favourite 😉

Foxy Friends from Stampin Up

It my annual Open House Catalogue Launch and you are ALL welcome to come along.

It is a free event and you can come along and be one of the first to see the new catalogue along with lots of samples, ideas and inspiration.

I have two events so find one that suits you and pop along…..

Monday 6th June 2016 10-1pm


Tuesday 7th June 2016 6.30-9.30pm

I have some beautiful make and takes for you to create along with a fantastic raffle, offers and my BUY ONE GET ONE FREE sale!

I am selling off all my retired products including stamps, ribbon, paper, punches, dies and embellishments and whatever you spend on retired stuff you can choose the same value of new products from the new catalogue absolutely free!

I am not offering this event on line, but if you are close enough to come to my home in Winslow, Buckinghamshire MK18 3QH you are most welcome!

Hope to see you there!

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Stampin Up Cruise – Team Gifts

So whilst on board the Stampin Up Cruise around the Mediterranean I am lucky enough to be joined by 6 of my team!  That makes me super proud and I love being able to spend time with them and their partners/guests too.

I take along a little gift as a token of my appreciation for all the hard work they do to make this trip a reality and this year I chose to give them mini jewelry boxes.  As they progress with Stampin Up and promote in title I give them a bracelet and a bead to commemorate their achievements.  For the trip I have given them a little anchor charm to remind them of the cruise.  Below is my bracelet with all my charms..

Stampin Up Cruise with Michelle Last

Stampin Up Cruise with Michelle Last

And of course I had to take Cadbury’s chocolate for all my US friends, that is what my tags came in handy for!

Stampin Up Cruise with Michelle Last

I think my suitcase was at the maximum weight limit and after seeing this little lot you may appreciate why 😉

Have a wonderful weekend, nearly time for me to head home.  I cannot wait to share more with you on my return.

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