Michelle Last

Painted Harvest from Stampin’ Up!

I have a sneak peek of something coming in the new seasonal catalogue for you today.  The stamp set is called Painted Harvest and you are going to LOVE it! We are celebrating our 100th challenge at the Global Design Project and we’d love you to join us this week and help us celebrate!

Painted Harvest from Stampin' Up!

This week each design team member is making any card with no specific challenge and all you have to do it is to CASE (Copy and selectively edit) any card you wish.  You can case more than one card and enter as many times as you wish.

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At the end of the challenge on Sunday, each designer picks one person who CASE’d his/her card to receive that card and designer will post it to them.

One overall winner will be announced and will receive a small assortment of products. SO please join us this week and help us celebrate the Global Design Project.

Everyone loves a sunflower, they cannot help brighten your mood which is why I teamed this flower with a heartfelt message.

I made the card longer and thinner than a regular card.  The front measures 10.5cm x 21cm which meant I did not have any standard envelopes to fit it.  I could have used my envelope punch board to make an envelope but I decided to made a long thin envelope with a fancy closure with the matching designer series paper called Painted Autumn.Stampin Up Painted Harvest

I heat embossed the ‘Sorry’ greeting to make it stand out and added the additional sentiment in early espresso ink.  It is hard to see the lovely pop of gold so I took another photo from a different angle.

Painted Harvest & Sorry for Everything from Stampin Up

I heat embossed one of the wooden elements in gold and added some linen thread to give it some texture.

You may be wondering how I made the background look like burlap fabric.  I simply stamped over the sunflowers with the burlap background stamp in crumb cake ink.  It really gave the card a textured feel.

You are probably dying to see what is coming in the new seasonal catalogue which launches on 1st September.  If you would like to reserve a paper copy of the new catalogue and for me to post it out to you towards the end of September simply fill out the contact form on the right where is says ‘Request a catalogue’.

All the products I used to make this card are shown below but the Painted Harvest stamp set and matching DSP will not be available till 1st Sept. Please use the monthly hostess code if you spend £20+ (and less than £150) to receive a free thank you gift from me.

Don’t forget to pop over to join this weeks challenge and to see what everyone has made for this very special celebration.

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Anniversary Card made using Message in a Bottle

Today I have an anniversary/love theme card for this weeks theme challenge over at the Global Design Project.

Anniversary card made using Stampin Up items

 

I wanted to go non-traditional and steer clear of hearts, pink and red and try something new.  I adore the Message in a Bottle stamp set and love its quirky creatures and fun quotes and it’s a great price too!

The sails were stamped and fussy cut to add dimension and I did the same to the waves too.   A perfect card my my lovely hubby and I was going to say not a heart in sight but then I realised I did add a cheeky little heart.

The embossed background on the card front was perfect to signify waves with the boat theme.  The embossing folder is called Seaside and available from my shop along with all the other products used to make this card.

Why not join our theme challenge this week over at the Global Design Project and make a special card for the sweetheart in your life just because?

Let’s pop over and see what the other design team members have made using the same Wedding/Anniversary theme and be inspired!

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Lovely Inside & Out Bundle for the Global Design Project

I have a card to share for the Global Design Project sketch challenge using the Lovely Inside & Out Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Lovely Inside & Out from Stampin Up

It is a very simply sketch and I really encourage you to join in this week and share what you make using the sketch for inspiration.

Here’s how I made it

I used a brand new designer series paper coming in the new autumn/winter catalogue for the background of my card, isn’t it lovely.  You really are in for a treat in September 🙂

I layered the paper and burlap ribbon to give an earthy/natural feel and added the greeting from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and cut the ‘hugs’ die cut word from the Lovely Words Thinlits.

I added some gold foil to two of the corners for something different and then fussy cut a small spring of leaves to accent the hugs word. A final wrap of linen thread and it was complete.

Really simply, let’s go and see what the other design team members have made using the same sketch and be sure to check out how to enter this weeks challenge over at the Global Design Project

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It is the last day to place an order and receive the Bonus Days coupons to spend in August.  For every £45 you spend you will be emailed a coupon code to receive £4.50 off any spend in August.

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It is also the last day of July and the last day to use the monthly hostess code if your order is £20+ and less than £150 to receive a free thank you gift as I really appreciate your business.

The items I have used to make this card (excluding the DSP) are shared below.  Click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop to place your order (don’t forget the hostess code).

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Grown with Love from Stampin’ Up!

I have a pretty garden themed card made using the Grown with Love stamp set from Stampin Up to share with you today for a colour challenge for the Global Design Project.

Grown with Love from Stampin' Up!

I fell in love with the cute stamps with the greeting incorporated into the design.

How I made this card

I cut a strip of very vanilla cardstock 2″ wide and punched the tag topper punch to create a tag.

I coloured the plant pot in Crumb Cake ink, the leaves in Wild Wasabi and the flowers in Berry Burst using the Stampin Write markers.  I added versa mark ink to the greeting and heat embossed it in silver embossing powder.

I stamped the flowers again in Berry Burst Ink and hand cut around them and raised them up with the teeny tiny dimensionals.

I drew a pencil line around the tag and then stamped the flowers and leaves from the other stamps in this set in crumbed cake to create a stamped background.

I added some Berry Burst splatters using the Timeless Textures stamp and then sponged with crumb cake ink to add some contrast.

Finally some Glitter enamel dots added a little glitter and sparkle and the Finely Woven Ribbon added some texture.

I really hope you join us this week and create a card using the same colours and share with us over at the Global Design Project.

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All the items I have used to make this card are from Stampin’ Up! including the Grown with Love stamp set.  If you click any of the images below you can see them in my online shop.  Please remember to use the monthly hostess code when placing and order to receive a free thank you gift from me.

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Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the designer Tanja Solar from Germany.  I have used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies as Tanja using the dragonfly in her beautiful card.    You must pop over to take a look at her lovely blog as she is super talented.  We are currently both in Thailand enjoying the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip together 🙂

Watercolor Wings from Stampin' Up! case of Tanja Kolar

I kept my card pretty simple this week and added lots of layers and textures.

How I made my Card
  • I cut a rectangle from the Foil Frenzy Speciality DSP and die cut the detailed butterfly using the Butterfly Thinlits.
  • I punched a piece of Pool Party card with the Ticket Tear Border Punch and layered it underneath the foil frenzy rectangle.
  • I cut a length of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and glued and stapled it to the foil frenzy rectangle.
  • I stamped a greeting from the Watercolor Wings stamp set onto white cardstock in black ink and cut into a rectangle.
  • I die cut a fancy strip from the Flourish Thinlits in Island Indigo cardstock.
  • Everything was layered up onto my whisper white card base.
  • I then added glue to the body of the butterfly and secured it into the die cut space to hold it to the card but left the wings to move freely.
  • A few rhinestones and it was complete.

Here is the lovely card we are casing this week from Tanja Kolar.

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Please join us this week and make a card based on Tanja’s card and enter the Global Design Project challenge and you could be selected as one of the weekly winners 🙂 Pop over to the blog to see what the other design team members have made too!

All the items I have used to make my card are from Stampin’ Up! and available from my online shop.  Please use the monthly hostess code when shopping with me to receive a free thank you gift.

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