Michelle Last

Everyday Hero from Stampin Up perfect for Fathers Day

Today I am sharing a card for the Global Design Project.  This card would be perfect for Father’s Day

I decided to use Everyday Hero Stamp set from Stampin Up as I had already created a card which fit the sketch and I wanted to share it as it was a make at our recent team training event.

Everyday Hero from Stampin Up

It looks pretty normal on the outside but its a hidden message card, like the one I made here (instructions and link to the originator are here). I adore the skyline in this set!

When you open the card the hidden message appears in the window where the WOW was previously.

Everyday Hero from Stampin Up Fathers Day

And my superhero pops in to say ‘You’re Incredible’.  This would make a perfect Fathers Day card and there is a lady superhero too so you could also make it for Mothers Day!

Everyday Hero from Stampin Up

I coloured the super hero using watercolour pencils and use the layering circle framelit dies to cut the circle and the frame for the circle in black.

Here is this weeks sketch and we would love you to join us and make your own card and share it on the Global Design Project website.#GDP078

Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made.

All the supplies I have used are available in my online shop simply by clicking any of the images below.  If you would like to place an online order and it is £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me.

Everyone who used the code in February received a free stylised birthday wooden stamp and a handmade card as a thank you.  You never know what you are going to get and my customers tell me they love the surprise landing on their doormat each month.

Free gift with hostess code from Michelle Last

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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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One Sheet Wonder using Blooms & Wishes

I shared with you yesterday a card I made with Blooms & Wishes using the One Sheet Wonder technique.  In case you are wondering what a One Sheet Wonder is, it is a simply way of stamping a whole sheet of A4 cardstock and then cutting it economically to get lots of different cuts to create many cards.

Blooms & Wishes One SHeet Wonder 7 Cards

The one sheet wonder I have created is using the Blooms and Wishes stamp set and I created 7 cards.  I also used the Sunshine Saying Stamp set and matching Sunshine Wishes Thinlits to create the sentiments and details for each card.  Here is the stamped A4 sheet, be mindful to stamp each flower 4 times in all four sections of the cardstock so that you have an even spread of flowers.  Blooms & Wishes One Sheet Wonder Stamped A4

Here is a quick video to show you how I created the background…

Here are the supplies I used to create all 7 cards –

  • 5 sheets Whisper White Cardstock
  • 1 sheet of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
  • 1 sheet of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock
  • 1 roll of Washi tape from the Affectionately Yours Washi tape collection
  • Ink – Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach

Here is how I cut my sheet of A4 cardstock to create all 7 cards.  I ended up with one small stamped rectangle – you could use that to make a tag!  If you are not using A4 cardstock, simply use the cutting guide below to cut your piece of card without paying too much attention to the measurements in mm.

Blooms & Wishes One Sheet Wonder Measurements

Once cut you can make the 7 cards shown below…

Blooms & Wishes 3 Cards One Sheet Wonder

Blooms & WIshes One Sheet Wonder 4 cards

And here are the supplies I used to create my cards which are all available to purchase from my online shop (click the order online button on the top right hand side of my blog and don’t forget to use the hostess code to receive a free thank you gift) or simply click any of the images in the table below to be taken direct to my shop.

Blooms & wishes One Sheet Wonder - Supplies Needed

A US demo friend has shared the measurements in inches she used to make this one sheet wonder using 8.5 x 11″ cardstock, thanks Nancy Hoetker!

One Sheet Wonder by Michelle Last Measurements in Inches

And to make purchasing from me even sweeter, don’t forget the bonus days….

Bonus Days from Stampin Up

And if you place an order with me in July or August or join my team of demonstrators you also get a free tutorial to make my Jar of Love project.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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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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Mother’s Day Card made using Birthday Blooms From Stampin’ Up!

I made two Mother’s Day cards using the Birthday Blooms Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

I have seen lots of fancy fold style cards on Pinterest and could not make out how to construct them until I found that a lovely US demo Kirsteen Gill had made a free tutorial.  Thanks Kirsten, please pop on over to check out her blog and the beautiful things she makes…

Birthday Blooms Fancy Fold Card

I coloured the flower using Aqua Painters onto Watercolour Paper using Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron Ink.

The square framelit dies fit the card size perfectly and the sentiment is from Greatest Greetings from Stampin’ Up!

I made two cards in two colour schemes…

Birthday Blooms Fancy Fold Card

This one was using Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Bermuda Bay.

Birthday Blooms Fancy Fold Card

Pretty simple once you know how and once you have the instructions printed out in front of you 😉

Birthday Blooms Fancy Fold Card

Which one is your favourite?
Birthday Blooms Fancy Fold Card

The World’s best Mother stamp is from the A Nice Cuppa Stamp set.

All supplies are from Stampin Up and if you wish to order anything, simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop and don’t forget to use the hostess code and get a free thank you gift from me if your order is £20+ (and less than £150).

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