Michelle Last

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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Team Gifts for Stampin Up OnStage

I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend.

I promised I would be back with more gifts which I shared with my team at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Amsterdam.

I had a gift for my direct team members who went to the OnStage event.  I was given this bag by one of my friends and team members Nicole and it planted a little seed at what a lovely gift this would be to share with my team.

I purchased the initial bags from Next and then added sweeties, pens and highlighter as we were to receive a copy of the brand new Annual catalogue whilst at the event.

Statement of the Heart from Stampin Up

I included a swap inside the bag and also handmade a magnetic closure bookmark for their new catalogue which had the Stampin Up Statement of the Heart on it.

Statement of the Heart from Stampin Up

It is such a lovely reminder as to why we do what we do and perfectly represents Stampin’ Up!

I used the layering squares framelits and a little heart from the Enamel Shapes.

I also organised a team dinner at a very swanky restaurant near the conference centre call The Roast Room.

I wanted to create a table plan and rather than make name plates for each place I decided I would make a frame with a personalised quote for each person unique to them.

I slipped them inside the little glassine gift bags and cello bags and made a matching tag and added their names.

Birthday Blossoms Gift Tags from Stampin Up

I had a real near miss as I had two Lisa’s at the dinner and realised shortly before they looked at their gift that I had them the wrong way round!  It was seriously a close shave when you know that one of the frames quoted
‘If anyone breaks your heart, punch them in the face, seriously punch them in the face and go get ice cream’.

Table Gifts for Stampin Up OnStage 2017

We had a lovely evening and got to hang out and meet our fellow US demo’s Janet Wakeland, Lisa Pretto and Georgia Giguere who had travelled from the US to enjoy OnStage in Amsterdam.

Pinkies Team Dinner in Amsterdam

And finally we had a celebratory event held by Stampin Up at a local hotel which included a Michelin * dinner and dancing along with a lovely gift of a new stamp set and apron.

Centrestage Dinner at OnStage Amsterdam

I gave a gift to those who attended, they work hard to reach the title of Silver Elite to be invited and I wanted to know I really do appreciate them.  Inside these gift bags were some planner goodies as we are all planner geeks.

Centrestage Goodies for Stampin Up OnStage

And finally we managed to organise a team photo, nearly everyone made the photo and I really enjoy working alongside all these wonderful ladies from across Europe.Pinkies Team Photo with Michelle Last

I hope you enjoyed a little insight into the Stampin Up events, why not join me next time?  Simply buy the starter kit and join my team of demo’s, I know you would love it!

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May Technique Class using the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set

I am soon to hold my May Technique Class using the Birthday Blooms Stamp set and I would love you to join me.  We will be making 3 beautiful cards using one of my favourite sets ever!

Birthday Blooms from Stampin up made by Michelle Last

This is one of the cards I will be teaching the attendee’s to make, why not join us?

Birthday Blooms from Stampin Up by Michelle Last

I really cannot wait to make this card and two other beauties with the ladies on Monday May 16th.  Class is from 10am-12.30pm.

Price of the class is £15 per person to make the 3 cards only

If you wish to include the clear mount stamp set Birthday Blooms for collection at the class the cost is £28

and if you wish to include the wood mount stamp set Birthday Blooms for collection at the class the cost is £32

Refreshments are included and we have a giggle along the way too.

Please get in touch to book your place.  You can email me (michelle@cbdesign.org.uk), call me (01296 715787) or send a payment via paypal to sales@cbdesign.org.uk

Closing date for payment and booking is Monday 9th May 2016 at 10am

I really hope you can join me x

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Birthday Blooms from Stampin Up!

I have two cards to share today using the Birthday Blooms Stamp set from Stampin Up!

I adore this stamp set and the product suite which includes the pattern paper Birthday Bouquet too.

birthday blooms from Stampin Up

I stamped and coloured the flowers using aqua painters and then cut around the flower image and mounted it onto the card with foam pads (dimensional) to give it added dimension.

I used the flower and dot stamps to create a background and finished it with one of the sentiment sets.  It is such a versatile stamp set with some great greetings too!

birthday blooms from Stampin Up

A few vellum butterflies was all that was need to finish it off along with some crystal effects on the stamens of the flower to add some shine and they are all ready to go in the post!

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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.

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