Michelle Last

Falling Flowers from #GDP083

I hope you are all having a lovely Easter.

This week over at the Global Design Project we are making projects which are sparkly or bling.

I am not normally known for sparkles and don’t have a strong love of glitter but I used out heat and stick powder and our dazzling diamonds glitter on the Falling Flowers Bundle as the heat and stick keeps the glitter on the card.   Heat & Stick is being discontinued so if you love it I encourage you to stock up.

#GDP083 Falling Flowers from Stampin Up

It is wedding season and I decided to use Falling Flowers and Better Together for the sentiment.  I stamped the background with soft sky ink and the beautiful swirly stamp onto whisper white cardstock.

I then stamped several flowers and leaves in versa mark and sprinkled over the heat and stick powder and heat set and whilst the glue from the Heat & Stick was still tacky I sprinkled over the Dazzling Diamonds glitter which then sticks in place without rubbing off.

I then die cut the flowers and leaves with the matching May Flowers Framelit dies.  You only have until the end of May to stock up on this bundle of stamps and framelits at a 10% discount.  They are going into the new annual catalogue but they won’t be offered at a discounted bundle.

The greeting/sentiment is from Better Together which I heat embossed in white onto vellum.

#GDP083 Falling Flowers from Stampin Up & Better together

It is so sparkly and I raised the flowers up on dimensionals and added a pearl to the centre of the flowers.

So I really hope you are going to play along this week and make something of your own which is sparkly/blingy and upload to the Global Design Project.

Let’s pop on over to see what the other design team members have made using this same theme, you are sure to be blown away.

#GDP083

All the items I have used to make this card are available from my online shop.  Be sure to grab the Falling Flowers Bundle before the end of May to get it at a 10% discount when buying the stamps and framelits together.

Please use the monthly hostess code 9SVVNN9T to receive a free thank you gift from me when spending £20+ (and less than £150).

Wishing you all a wonderful week.  I’m am taking our daughter back to Uni tomorrow.

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Window Box Thinlits – Gorgeous Wedding Favour Box

For this weeks entry at the Global Design Project we are sharing a 3D or off the page project and I have opted to use the NEW Window Box Thinlits.  This truly versatile and beautiful die would make perfect wedding favours or a beautiful box to hold confetti!

Window Box ThinlitBox made by Michelle Last

The brilliant thing about the die set (which contains 9 seperate dies) is that you can decide what pattern you cut out in the lid and around the side as there are 4 interchangeable dies.  You also can purchase the matching stamp set called Window Shopping and can make beautiful accents for this box or other cards and projects.

Windowbox thinlit dies & Window Shopping Stamp Set from Stampin Up

Window Box thinlit Dies with CandleAnd you know I mentioned the dies are interchangeable, it means you can also create cards with the die too! Simple elegant and oh so versatile!

Window Box ThinlitBox made by Michelle Last

Here is the box with an electric tea light inside which gives a lovely flickering light.  I wrapped the box in burlap and mint macaroon ribbon and heat embossed the sentiment onto vellum and layered onto matching mint macaroon cardstock.

I plan to make a ton of these boxes to create a centrepiece for my dining table, imagine how pretty they would look?

Shall we pop on over to see what the wonderful design team of the Global Design Project have made?  Please join us this week and make something that is 3D or Off the Page and play along!

#GDP071

All the supplies I used to create this perfect wedding favour are shown below, click any of the images to go direct to my online shop and place an order.  If your order is £20+ please use the monthly hostess code.  If your order is £45 you will be able to choose a free sale-a-bration item too!

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April’s Technique Class using Stampin’ Up Supplies

Booking is soon closing for my Technique Class using the Your Perfect Day stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Your Perfect Day from Stampin' Up!We will be making 3 beautiful card using this set and I will be sharing how versatile this set is and showing you how it is not just for weddings! It is great for Anniversaries, Engagements and Birthdays too!
your-perfect-day from stampin up

You can attend in person or you can join the Class to Go which means you get to make the cards in the comfort of your own home at your leisure whilst following the 3 private videos and using the card supplies which are all cut to size and posted direct to your home for FREE!

 April Technique Class using the Your Perfect Day Stamps
Monday 13th April

10-12.30 OR 6.45-9.15pm
(Minimum of 4 people required to run the face to face class)

OR Choose the Class to Go

£15 to make 3 cards including all supplies and links to 3 private videos
(posted free if you choose the Class to Go Option)

£28 to make 3 cards including all supplies and links to 3 private videos
and the Photopolymer stamp set and a pack of pearls included in the price!
(posted free if you choose the Class to Go Option)

Booking closes on Monday 6th April
(but if you can let me know asap please so that it does not interfere with your Easter break that would be great!)

Email me – michelle@cbdesign.org.uk or call me 01296 715787 to book your place.

Payment over the phone by debit or credit card or paypal payment to sales@cbdesign.org.uk

Class only available to UK residents.

Video Option available to overseas residents. £3 paypal payment to sales@cbdesign.org.uk (or $5) Links to the 3 private videos will be emailed once the face to face class has taken place.

I would love to welcome you to the class either in person or virtually, I really hope you can make it!

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Handmade Wedding Card using a sketch from Stamping&Blogging

I made another handmade wedding card, I’m on a roll! I simply love the new stamp set ‘For the new two’ and seem to be reaching for it often at the moment. I was inspired by the colours in the Stacked with love paper stack and here is what I made –
Handmade wedding card using stampin up supplies

The ribbon I used is the free ribbon you can choose with a £45 order during sale-a-bration. I love how it contrasts with the blushing bride and crisp cantaloupe colours.

I created a lift up tag on the front of the card and the ribbon keeps the flap laying flat.  When you lift up the flap you can see another stamped greeting –

Handmade wedding card using stampin up suppliesHere is the sketch which inspired me –
Stamping&Blogging 89 Jan 28

Whilst you are busy reading this post I am in Orlando on a Stampin’ Up! leadership conference.  I cant wait to tell you all about it and I sincerely hope its a darn site warmer than the weather I left behind but I don’t suppose there will be much time for soaking up the suns rays as its rather a fleeting trip.  I will be back Monday morning and hope to have taken lots of photos to share with you.

Let’s go and see what the other talented ladies have made (two of whom are also on the trip in Orlando with me!) –

Sandi MacIver -USA

Amy Koenders – USA

Lee Conrey – USA

Claire Daly – Australia

Caroline van der Straaten – Netherlands

Marine Wiplier – France

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand

So here is what I made to make this little beauty, have a great day everyone x

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Wedding Card made using a sketch from Stamping&Blogging

I reached for my new stash when I was making this card using a sketch from Stamping&Blogging.  I have been itching to use the new Something Lacy from Stampin’ Up! and it had a wedding feel so I decided to make a Wedding card but it could also be used for a Wedding Anniversary too!
Stampin Up Wedding card by Michelle Last

I used the new ‘For the New Two’ stamp set from the Spring & Summer seasonal catalogue and teamed it with the free paper from the Sale-a-bration offer.  The paper has a glossy pattern which is perfect for colouring but I decided to leave it plain so as not to detract from the something lacy background stamp.
wedding card from Stampin up by Michelle Last

I used the Silver Fancy Foil Vellum for the three banners and the gorgeous new embellishments to add some dimension.
I used one of the other stamps for the inside too, I just love the font….

wedding card from Stampin up by Michelle Last

Here is the sketch which inspired my card

Stamping & Blogging #86 Sketch

So let’s see what the other design team members have made with the same sketch….

Sandi MacIver -USA

Amy Koenders – USA

Lee Conrey – USA

Claire Daly – Australia

Caroline van der Straaten – Netherlands

Marine Wiplier – France

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used to make this wedding card, pop by my shop by clicking the product images below and don’t forget that if you spend £45 you can choose a free item, such as the paper I used in my card!

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