Michelle Last

Hearts Come Home Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

I am sharing this beautiful snowy Christmas scene with you today made using the Hearts Come Home Bundle in the new Autumn/Winter seasonal catalogue.

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the super talented, hugely funny and well just simply huge hearted Brian King, a fellow demo based in the US.  Brian works full time but still manages to have a very successful Stampin Up business whilst making the most adorable cards, pop over to his blog to see more of his work….

Hearts Come Home Bundle

These dies are to die for, seriously there are so many possibilities with the Hometown Greetings Edgelit dies but when paired with the coordinating stamp set Hearts Come Home it takes it to another level.

I have completely fallen in love with the mixed fonts used and the little houses and santa on his sleigh, just stunning!

I am using this bundle in my upcoming October technique class and have 3 very different cards to create using this one bundle.  Pop to this sneak peek in the class post to see more ideas.

How I created this card
  • I cut the buildings in whisper white using the precision base plate as there are lots of intricate cut outs and if you want them to pop out easy then I’d definitely recommend the precision base place.
  • I embossed the card front with the softly falling embossing folder.
  • The mat for the front of the card measures 11.5 x 8.5cm (silver glimmer paper) the whisper white layer is 8 x 11cm.
  • Line up your die cuts to that they are overlapping but not cutting out too much detail and then trim to 8x11cm
  • Stamp your chosen sentiment in the white space at the base of the card.
  • Add tiny dimensionals to layer the die cuts to give them dimension and add a sparkly heart.

I allowed the church spire to overlap the top of the card but be sure to check the card will fit an envelope otherwise you could trim it down a little.

Here is the card of Brian’s that we are casing this week, why not join us this week and share your entry over at the Global Design Project?  Let’s go and see what the other design team members have made using Brian’s card as inspiration…

#GDP108 Case of Brian King

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to make this card they are all shown below.  Click any of the images to go direct to that item in my shop and add to your basket.  Be sure to check out the World Card Making Day Special Offers as they end tomorrow, click the banner below to see all the items at 15% off, offer finishes on 10th October.

If you place an order for £20+ be sure to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me in November.  Don’t use the code if your own spend is £150+ as you get the stampin’ rewards to spend in your own order.

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Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

I am sharing one of the first Christmas Cards I’ve made.  I have used the ever so gorgeous Hearts Come Home Stamp set and matching Hometown Greetings Edgelits from Stampin Up for the sketch challenge with the Global Design Project.

Hearts Come Home from Stampin' Up!

You are absolutely going to love this bundle including the dies as there are so many house/building combo’s and limitless possibilities.

I wanted to go bright and cheery and had a blast using lots of colour, ink, ribbon and paper.  I still had my sewing machine out from last weeks card so I added some stitching too!

The trees are from the Card Front Builder Thinlits and add some height to the background.  I did ink the trees with the Old Olive Ink and a sponge brayer to add a little texture and the greeting is heat embossed in white.

Global Design Project #GDP106

I added lots of texture and dimension using ribbon, stitching, patterned paper and dimensionals.

We would love to see what you can make using this sketch challenge and enter your projects to be in with a chance of being selected as one of the 3 winners!

Let’s go over to the Global Design Project Website and see what the other design team members have made using the same sketch.

All the items I have used are shared below and if you click any of the images you go direct to that item in my shop and can place your own online order.  Be sure to enter the hostess code if you spend £20+ (and less than £150) to receive a free thank you gift as I really do appreciate your business.

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Flirty Flowers from Stampin’ Up!

I have inked up a new stamp today for the colour challenge for the Global Design Project this week.  I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder the Flirty Flowers Stamp Set onto Crumb Cake cardstock.

Flirty Flowers from Stampin' Up!

I then coloured the flowers with Whisper White Craft Ink and an aqua painter and let it dry (you can use a heat tool).  I then coloured the flowers in Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach using an aqua painter and for a more intense colour a blender pen.  The leaves are coloured with Lemon Lime Twist.

I wanted to add a final flourish and stitch around the edge with my sewing machine but I had the stitch set to too small which is why the top line hasn’t worked out so great!  Don’t you love it when you make a booboo on a card that has so many elements to it that you just have to run with it?

Here is the colour combo for the challenge at the Global Design Project this week…

#GDP105 Colour Challenge

Why don’t you join us this week and make something using these 3 colours, we love seeing what you have made!

Time to pop over to the design team members to see what those beautiful people have made.  Click the link to go to the Global Design Project and see more..

All the items I used to make this card are shared below, click any of the images to go direct to that item in my shop and to place an online order.

 

I love getting online orders and if you spend £20+ and use the monthly hostess code you will receive a lovely thank you gift from me as I really love my customers and want to reward you shopping with me.

Any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Hug in a Mug from Stampin’ Up! for the Global Design Project

Welcome to my blog, today I am sharing a card made with the Hug in a Mug stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I am casing a card from fellow design team member Allison Okamitsu.  Allison is super talented and an Artisan Design Team Member with Stampin’ Up!, you must go check out her blog.

Hug in a Mug from Stampin' Up!

I just love this little set in the new seasonal catalogue, it’s a great price at £15 and you can make varying mugs with varying contents and make it suit the theme of your card.

I heat embossed the mugs with white embossing powder and then added colour to the mugs using white ink.

The circle sentiment is cut using the Lovely Words Thinlits and the Layering Circle Framelits.

I used my stamp-a-majig to ensure the ‘sending warm thoughts’ to position my greeting in the gap of the die cut.

I added a raised mug stamped onto whisper white cardstock to give a little dimension.

This is the card I cased this week and I would love you to join us this week and make a card with the one below from Aliison as inspiration…

#GDP104 Allison Okamitsu

So let’s pop over to see what the other design team members have made with this card for inspiration.  Visit the Global Design Project and the instructions are all there on how to upload your own entry this week.

All the products I have used to make this card are shared below.  If you wish to place an online order for any Stampin’ Up! goods simply click any image below to go direct to my shop to place your own order.   Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when you spend £20+ (and less than £150+).

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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.

#GDP100

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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