Michelle Last

Epic Celebration from Stampin’ Up!

Salebration is in full swing and with every £45 you spend you can choose a free item from Stampin’ Up! One of the items available for free is the stamp set called Epic Celebration which is showcased below.  Three new free items will be available from tomorrow!  Check back tomorrow to find out more.

Epic Celebration from Stampin Up

This is such cool image and perfect for making cards for teenagers or young adults.  I stamped the shoe image and fussy cut around it and used my Stampin’ Blends to colour it in.

The greeting is heat embossed in Silver and a strip of Silver Foil cardstock has been used the line the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper.

It was really simple to make and could be used for a variety of occasions/celebrations.

Saleabration is the best offer of the year from Stampin’ Up!  It rewards everyone and there are so many ways to benefit!Shop during Saleabration and get FREE itemsFor every £45 you spend you can choose a free item from the saleabration brochure.  A link to the pdf of the saleabration brochure is shared on the right hand side.  If you spend £90 you can choose one of the higher value free items.  There are 3 new saleabration items being added tomorrow so be sure to stop by tomorrow to see them!Saleabration from Stampin UpExtra Stampin Rewards in SaleabrationThe best news is that you don’t have to host a party if you don’t wish, simply place an order for £200+ and you will qualify for the extra stampin’ rewards as well as 4 free SAB items (or two higher value items).

Join Stampin' Up! during SaleabrationThat’s right any two stamp sets absolutely FREE!  If your wish list is £99+ then simply pay £99, choose £130 of any goods of your choice PLUS two additional stamp sets too!

It really is an amazing deal and there are lots of way to take advantage of this amazing time of the year!  Get in touch if I can help or you have questions as I am here to help.

All the items I used to make the Epic Celebration card are listed below.   Click any of the images to go direct to that item in my shop to place an order.  Don’t forget to add the monthly hostess code when spending £20+ to receive a free thank you gift from me.

And spend £45 gets you a free saleabration item too

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New Home stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

I have a new home card to share with you using the Flying Home stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Flying Home from Stampin Up

When I saw this cute bird and babies in a nest I thought of ‘flying the nest’ so I felt it lends itself to a new home card.

I used the greetings from the Home Life stamp set which were perfect.

Here is how I made the card

  • Stamp the bird and nest onto whisper white in Black Memento Ink.
  • Colour the image with Stampin’ Blends (not shown in the photo below).
  • Punch out a circle using the 2″ circle punch and with the relief I framed the image but left some of the stamp overhanging the outside of the circle and drew a pencil line.
  • Cut around the over hanging parts of the image with scissors.
  • Position the image into the punch and made sure to have the overhang inside the base of the punch so it was not cut off.
  • Simply rub out the pencil line and mount onto a scallop circle from the layering circle framelits and a large smoky slate circle.

Flying Home from Stampin Up

The cloud background was created with the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Smoky Slate and Soft Sky Ink and a sponge.

The greeting from the Home Life stamp set was stamped on Basic Grey ink and I used my new stamparatus to position the greeting perfectly!  It is amazing, I cannot wait for you to get your hands on one!

Flying Home from Stampin Up made by Michelle

I think I am addicted to the Stampin’ Blends, they give such an intense pop of colour.

So if you fancy a little spending spree with Stampin’ Up! don’t forget that you can choose a free sale-a-bration item with every £45 you spend.  Such a great deal and lots of choose from.  The leaflet with all the free choices is shown on the right.

Be sure to enter the monthly hostess code when spending £20+ to receive a free thank you gift and please get in touch if I can help with anything.

Have a great weekend!

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Party Pandas FREE from Stampin’ Up!

I inked up the adorable Party Pandas for our team meeting last night and created this card as a make and take.  The Party Panda stamp set is free during saleabration with any order of Stampin’ Up! products of £45+. I cased the idea for this card from Anni Karten.

Party Pandas from Stampin Up

How I created my Panda Card

  • Stamp the pandas onto whisper white cardstock and cut around each Panda.
  • Punch out three circles using the 1 3/4″ punch and used a sponge dauber to add a circle of ink.  You can simply add coloured circles from cardstock or patterned paper or create your own background.
  • Position the Pandas in each circle so they are at jaunty angles.
  • Stamp the greeting and add the balloon and a hand drawn line for the balloon string.
  • Two enamel dots added a little pompom on the birthday hat and the balloon, hat and heart were coloured with our Stampin’ Blends.
  • Pretty simple to make and would look great with a blue colour way too!Shop during Saleabration and get FREE itemsStampin Up Saleabration

Sale-a-bration is a great reason to order all your favourite items from Stampin’ Up! and earn free items for every £45 you spend.

All the items I have used to make this card are listed below and if your product order is £45+ you can choose one of the 12 free sale-a-bration items on offer till the end of March.

Current catalogues are shown on the right hand side as a pdf (please fill out the contact form if you would like a paper copy) and the sale-a-bration brochure shows all the items available to choose for FREE during sale-a-bration for every £45 you spend.

Please also add the monthly hostess code when shopping online as I send out a monthly free thank you gift for shopping with me when spending £20+ (and less than £150).

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Hello Friend Swing Card

I saw a card on Facebook a while back called a Swing Card and I had never seen one before so I decided to have a go at making one.  I reached for the Hello Friend stamp set and as I can make most things by eye and don’t need measurements.  It just takes a little time and a little experimenting to be able to work it out and I am pleased to say I did it!

Swing Card made by Michelle Last

It looks pretty standard  from the front and I decided to simply use a piece of patterned paper for the front panel and add the large hello greeting from the hello friend stamp set which I heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

The magic happens with you pull open the card…

Swing Card Inside View made by Michelle Last

The card flips and spins open to reveal the inside. I stamped the beautiful wreath from the Hello Friend stamp set using the Baby Wipe Technique to get the foliage of the wreath varying colours of green.  I added a ribbon bow and left room for a hand written message.

The little circle sentiment is also from Hello Friend and stop the middle section from spinning open too far.

Pretty cool technique huh?  I don’t have an instructions or measurements as I made it by eye but if you google ‘swing card’ you should see various templates and tutorials.

Give it a try, it was fun to make although next time I would use the extra thick whisper white cardstock to make it a little more sturdy.

I have listed all the products I have used below and if you click any of the images you will be directed to that item in my online shop.  If you place an order please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me as I really appreciate your business.

Have a wonderful day!

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A little bit more Christmas

You most likely have seen this Christmas card already (here) but I made it in another colour way, which is your favourite?

Christmas Card using Hearts Come Home

The card base is Rich Razzleberry and I added some Berry Burst and Peekaboo Peach sponging to the nights sky to create the Northern Lights Technique.

The foreground trees are from the Season Like Christmas stamp set but you could always use the tree stamp from Lovely as a Tree.

I love the silver scallop border piece.  I used the decorative ribbon border punch and the silver foil and simply hid the more intricate part of the punch out behind the stamped panel.  And the silver heat embossed greeting really pops off the black inked trees.

I am in the process of making 50 of these cards for my own Christmas Cards this year.  I am determined that I am not going to leave it all to the last minute and try to take some stress away from the Christmas celebrations.

All the items I used to make this card are shared below and if you wish to purchase any items simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my Stampin’ Up! shop.  Don’t forget to use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift when ordering with me.

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