Michelle Last

Birthday Blossoms from Stampin’ Up!

I hope you are safe and warm and not suffering any disruption in the current stormy weather we are suffering.  I have something to brighten your day using the Birthday Blossoms Stamp set.  It’s in the annual catalogue and an old favourite of mine as it has a perfect mix of images and greetings.Birthday Blossoms from Stampin' Up!

I did some masking by stamping the flower on a piece of photocopy paper and cutting it out to use as a mask.

I added the straight edge of the paper across the card front so as not to stamp below where the ribbon will be.

I coloured the image with my Stampin’ Blends and added some glitter dots for some more interest and dimension.  The ribbon bow adds a real pop of colour and is a welcome bit of brightness.

Pretty simple and easy to replicate using any of the greetings included in the set.

Sale-a-bration is in its final month and with every £45 you spend you can choose a free gift from the 16 items on offer.  There are some really lovely items including the recently added Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper.  There are lots of lovely free items to choose from, don’t hang about get them free with every £45 you spend.

If placing an order online, please use the monthly hostess code to receive an additional free thank you gift when spending £25+ and less than £150.  More details shared on my blog or get in touch if you need help.

Wishing you a relaxing and uneventful weekend.

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New Stampin’ Up In Colours 2017-2019

Do you want to see the new In Colours 2017-2019 arriving in the new catalogue in June?

I have been playing with new stuff and have fallen in love with the new colours.  They compliment out current range so well and are really lovely rich jewel colours.

Stampin Up In Colour 2017-2019

I used a new sentiment set too. You are going to love it, its called Colorful Seasons and come with matching dies.

If you would like to be some of the first to receive your free paper copy of the annual catalogue, simply reserve your copy by filling out the contact form on the right hand side where it says ‘reserve your copy of the new catalogue’.  I will be posting out the copies mid/end of May.

Don’t fret though we have a brand new bundle being released early on 1st May which includes some of the new In Colour Inks, cardstock, DSP and matching dies.

DONT FORGET THE RETIRING LIST AND CLEARANCE RACK, it is definitely worth looking at before you finalise your order.

Come back tomorrow to find out more!

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Stampin’ Up! OnStage Swaps & Gifts

Happy Easter to all my friends and blog readers.

I have recently returned from Stampin’ Up! OnStage in Amsterdam.  Demonstrators gather together every 6 months to share new catalogues and products, celebrate and swaps.  At these wonderful fun events we meet with team and I get the chance to spoil my team members.


We give out ‘swaps’ which are card samples.  We make as many as we wish all in the same design (because its easier to make lots of the same design) and swap them at the event with other demos.  So that means I arrive with lots of the same card and come home with loads and loads of card ideas and samples in different designs and varying stamp sets. I will be sharing a Facebook live on my business page in the coming week showing you all the goodies and swaps I received so be sure to have liked my page to see the live or watch it back at your leisure

My sister Carolyn is my stamping helper and she helped me make 160 of these swaps as I also used these cards for my thank you gifts to anyone placing an online order with me in March 🙂

Birthday Blossoms from Stampin Up

I used the Birthday Blooms stamp set which you may have overlooked in the annual catalogue on page 13. I was inspired by Erum Jasmeem.  I used the gorgeous grunge stamp set which has been retired and has already sold out but the splatter stamp in Touches of Texture would work just as well and the hello lovely stamp is from the Hello Lovely Project Life Accessory pack (page 163).

I added some sequins in the centre of the flowers which really sparkle, shame the photos does not do it justice.

As I mentioned I continued the theme for my thank you cards and gifts for anyone placing an online order with me in March.  These have been posted out (on Tuesday) so I feel I can finally share the surprise gift that everyone will receive this month.

Online order thank you gift from Michelle Last

I sent an archival gray ink pad and a 6×6″ silver and gold foil sheets and some whisper white envelopes.  I really do appreciate everyone who supports me and my business 🙂

I give a little something to my team members who attend OnStage and have a swap and a little bag with a pack of lace doilies and a handmade reminder of the Statement of the Heart which is Stampin’ Up’s mission statement.

Team Swaps & Gifts OnStage Stampin Up

I am so lucky to have a large team and it was so nice to get a hug and share the OnStage experience with them.

I was a little laden down with bags though on the first day!  It is no wonder I suffer with a bad back!

Team Swaps for OnStage Stampin Up

And finally some of my team give me presents and I am so thankful for their kindness and generosity that I took along a little supply of Easter treats to give out to my extended team in return for their lovely gifts.

Easter Bunnies from Stampin Up

Am gutted that this little bunny from Basket Bunch has now sold out.  It proves you need to be quick and snap up your favourites from the catalogue.  There are still lots of favourites left so check out the retiring list by clicking the image on the right hand side to go direct to my shop and see the lists or click the link to my retiring list blog post to download a pdf or excel spreadsheet.

Here are the supplies I used to make my swap, click any of the image below to go direct to that item in my shop and don’t forget to add the monthly hostess code if you place an online order for £20+ (and less than £150) to receive a free thank you gift from me.

Be sure to come back on Sunday when I share more of the gifts I made for my teamies from OnStage

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