Michelle Last

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.

Bonus Days from Stampin Up

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.

Bonus Days Promotion from Stampin Up

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Bonus Days from Stampin’ Up!

Today sees the start of a new promotion for the month of July called Bonus Days.

Stampin Up Bonus Days

For every £45 you spend you will receive a coupon of £4.50 to spend in August.

It is the gift that keeps giving so what you waiting for, let’s get ticking those items of your wish list knowing that you can tick some more off in August too!  The coupon codes will be emailed to you when you place your order.

And because I appreciate you ordering from me I wanted to send you some Hogs & Kisses….

This LIttle Piggy from Stampin Up

I adore them and created a whole sty of piggies with some post it notes and a little masking.

We have another wonderful offer starting today too!  It’s a joining offer.

Christmas in July - Joining Offer from Stampin Up

What is in the essentials gift pack I hear you say, well lots!

Christmas in July Joining Offer

The essentials gift pack is valued at £65 and absolutely free when you join in July.  Simply buy the starter kit for £99 and choose £130 of any goods of your choice and receive the essentials pack along with the delivery of your starter kit so you can make a start on your Christmas crafting as soon as it arrives!

More information on becoming a demo is shared in the tabs across the top and I am always happy to answer any questions you may have to make sure this is the right opportunity for you.

And would you like to see what the Carols of Christmas stamp set looks like?

Carols of Christmas from Stampin Up for free

I would LOVE to welcome you to my team.  Don’t delay, I am on the Stampin Up Incentive trip for part of July so would love to welcome you and up to speed before I go away.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.

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Birthday Blooms & Hexagons Embossing Folder

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the designer and guess what the designer is ME!  It is a bit strange casing yourself but it was easier that I thought.

Birthday Blooms & Hexagons & Embossing Folder

How I created my card

I embossed the background using the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder which gives a really deep emboss to the whisper white card.  I mounted the white onto silver foil to pick up the heat embossed greeting.

Can you see the subtle sparkle on the flower?  I used my Wink of Stella.

I used the layering circles framelits to create a focal point to add the beautiful flower from Birthday Blooms which I coloured using the Calypso Coral and Old Olive Watercolour pencils and an Aqua Painter.

Birthday Blooms for #GDP084

I stamped the flower from Birthday Blooms using Basic Grey Archival Ink from Stampin Up and cut around the coloured image.

The scallop circle frame was raised with foam adhesive strips and the friend word is from the Oh Happy Day card kit stamps.  Here is the card we all have to case this week, why don’t you join us and make something casing my card below?  You can case any element, the design, colour scheme, products used it is up to you, I would love to see what you come up with.

#GDP084 case the designer Michelle Last

Let’s pop on over to the Global Design Project website to see what the other design team members have made?

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