Michelle Last

Number of Years from Stampin’ Up!

I had the pleasure of making a 70th Birthday card recently for my neighbour.  The number of years stamp set is just perfect for a special birthday as the numbers are a great size to display on a card without being too big or too small.

I embossed the numbers with gold embossing powder and layered with the square framelit dies and the stitched shapes framelits.  I stamped a background using the playful backgrounds stamp set and timeless textures.

Finally I added some champagne glasses with a little glitter and cut around the champagne glasses as 70 is definitely a birthday worth celebrating.

The happy birthday is from Endless Birthday Wishes and I heat embossed the birthday word to tie in nicely with the numbers.

The lovely diagonal stripe background patterned paper is form our huge packs of patterns DSP available in all our colour families and this one is from the Subtles paper pack.

I hope you like it!  If you wish to have a go yourself the supplies I used are listed below and are all available form my online shop.  Simply click any of the images to go direct to them in my shop or click the order now button on the top right.

If you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me and if you spend £45+ you can choose a free item from Stampin Up Saleabration offering which ends on 31st March so don’t miss out!  Have a wonderful weekend x

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Technique 101 – Using Washi Tape

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

This months Technique 101 blog hop we are sharing cards we have made using Washi Tape.  If you are anything like me you have tons of Washi Tape but it’s just too pretty to use!  There are so many ways to use Washi Tape and I decided to create my own bunting for a birthday card.Big on Birthdays Technique 101 Washi Tape Card

I simply wrapped a piece of Washi Tape around a piece of linen thread and stuck it together so it was double thickness.Washi tape bunting made by Michelle Last

I then cut a little V in the base with scissors.  Cut up the centre as deep as you want the V but to me and then cut from each corner to meet the cut for perfect even bunting each time!

Big on Birthdays Technique 101

A pretty cool way to use your Washi Tape I hope you will agree!  Would you like some more ideas?  Then let’s pop over to Frenchie to see what she has made using washi tape. Simply click the next button below.

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……

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

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card simply click the images shown below to go direct to my online shop. And don’t forget to use my monthly hostess card to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!

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Birthday Bliss for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Birthday Bliss blog hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s Birthday Bliss Blog Hop.  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take “Birthday Bliss”. I am delighted to be the guest designer for this amazing crew of talented bloggers and thank you to the hilarious Brian King for asking me 🙂

We are excited to share our projects with you and hope they inspire you! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Super Duper Birthday Balloons from Stampin Up

Balloon Birthday Card using Super Duper

I fell in love with the Super Duper stamp set as soon as I saw in the new seasonal catalogue.  I just loved the graphic balloons and knew I could get a great image with just one stamp but this is the first chance I have had to play and share this set with you.  Balloons = Birthday so it was an easy choice for me!

I simply stamped the background using 4 colours of ink and the two balloon stamps.  You even get a little string stamp for the balloons!  I had my sewing machine out so I decided to add a stitched effect around the edge in grey thread to compliment the Smoky Slate card base I used.

I then cut three smoky slate happy die cut words from the Hello You Thinlits and one in whisper white and layered them to create dimension.  I simply stuck them in the centre so that the greeting popped against the bright coloured balloon background and add the word birthday from the Crazy About You stamp set.

A smattering of sequins was all it need to finish it off.

Super Duper Birthday Balloons from Stampin Up

All the supplies I used are shared below, simply click any of the images to go direct to my shop to place an order and don’t forget to add the hostess code.

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

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  8. Michelle Last at MichelleLast.co.uk < You are here
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
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Easy Panel Card – Technique 101 Blog Hop

Happy New Year Technique 101 followers!  Thank you for joining us today to see an easy panel card using some of the new products from the new seasonal catalogue.

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

This month we are an easy panel cards and my panel card could not be easier.  I have simply cut a piece of the gorgeous paper called Inside the Lines which is free during sale-a-bration.  I cut the patterned paper 13cm x 9.5cm.

I used the new watercolour pencils colour the paper and blended the colours with an aqua painter and blender pen.  It took some time but was so relaxing.  Once I was happy with my colouring I then cut the paper into three even size strips (approx 4.3cm wide).

Inside the Lines from Stampin Up

I then stamped the perfect sentiment from Milestone Moments onto vellum and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to make it stand out.

I then stuck the panels onto the card base using dimensionals and then wrapped the vellum sentiment around the two edge panels and secured in place with glue dots.

Inside the Lines free from Stampin Up during SAB

I have used all new products from the seasonal which cost approx £45 to purchase which means you can choose the free paper as your sale-a-bration gift and get colouring to your hearts content.  Of course if you already own some of the supplies used you could supplement your order with lots of the other new goodies instead! So let’s pop over to see what France has created with this quick and easy technique….

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

Here is the list of participants in the technique 101 blog hop in case you get lost along the way ……

1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

If you wish to purchase any of the items used to make this card simply click the images shown below to go direct to my online shop. And don’t forget to use my monthly hostess card to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me!

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May Technique Class using the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

I am soon to hold my May Technique Class using the Birthday Blooms Stamp set and I would love you to join me.  We will be making 3 beautiful cards using one of my favourite sets ever!

Birthday Blooms from Stampin up made by Michelle Last

This is one of the cards I will be teaching the attendee’s to make, why not join us?

Birthday Blooms from Stampin Up by Michelle Last

I really cannot wait to make this card and two other beauties with the ladies on Monday May 16th.  Class is from 10am-12.30pm.

Price of the class is £15 per person to make the 3 cards only

If you wish to include the clear mount stamp set Birthday Blooms for collection at the class the cost is £28

and if you wish to include the wood mount stamp set Birthday Blooms for collection at the class the cost is £32

Refreshments are included and we have a giggle along the way too.

Please get in touch to book your place.  You can email me (michelle@cbdesign.org.uk), call me (01296 715787) or send a payment via paypal to sales@cbdesign.org.uk

Closing date for payment and booking is Monday 9th May 2016 at 10am

I really hope you can join me x

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