Michelle Last

Butterflies Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

This week at the Global Design Project we are casing the designer Tanja Solar from Germany.  I have used the Butterflies Thinlits Dies as Tanja using the dragonfly in her beautiful card.    You must pop over to take a look at her lovely blog as she is super talented.  We are currently both in Thailand enjoying the Stampin’ Up! Incentive trip together 🙂

Watercolor Wings from Stampin' Up! case of Tanja Kolar

I kept my card pretty simple this week and added lots of layers and textures.

How I made my Card
  • I cut a rectangle from the Foil Frenzy Speciality DSP and die cut the detailed butterfly using the Butterfly Thinlits.
  • I punched a piece of Pool Party card with the Ticket Tear Border Punch and layered it underneath the foil frenzy rectangle.
  • I cut a length of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon and glued and stapled it to the foil frenzy rectangle.
  • I stamped a greeting from the Watercolor Wings stamp set onto white cardstock in black ink and cut into a rectangle.
  • I die cut a fancy strip from the Flourish Thinlits in Island Indigo cardstock.
  • Everything was layered up onto my whisper white card base.
  • I then added glue to the body of the butterfly and secured it into the die cut space to hold it to the card but left the wings to move freely.
  • A few rhinestones and it was complete.

Here is the lovely card we are casing this week from Tanja Kolar.

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Please join us this week and make a card based on Tanja’s card and enter the Global Design Project challenge and you could be selected as one of the weekly winners 🙂 Pop over to the blog to see what the other design team members have made too!

All the items I have used to make my card are from Stampin’ Up! and available from my online shop.  Please use the monthly hostess code when shopping with me to receive a free thank you gift.

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Easter Project for the Creative Hearts Blog Hop

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Thank you Caroline and the Creative Hearts for asking me to join you on this fun Spring themed blog hop.  I decided to play along using an Easter theme.  I have been dying to use the Mini Egg Cartons from Stampin Up and they team up perfectly with the Basket Bunch Bundle.  I can see so much potential with this cute Basket Bunch Set and matching Basket Builder Framelits and not only for Easter.

Basket Builder Framelits from Stampin Up

I created the flower basket and filled it with daffodils and flowers.  I added it to a stitched square framelit and backed it with a scallop square from the layering square framelits.Mini Egg Cartons from Stampin Up

I then coloured my mini egg carton with a spray bottle, rubbing alcohol and a good few drops of Mint Macaron Ink.  As I used rubbing alcohol the carton dried pretty quickly.  I then added some chocolate eggs (from M&S which fit perfectly) and wrapped a belly band around the carton using the Neutrals Designer Series paper pack.

Basket Bunch Easter Treat from Stampin Up

I wrapped some striped ribbon in mint macaron around the belly band and adhered the stamped panel over the top.

Some of the enamel dots were perfect flower centres and a little mint macaron sheer linen ribbon and a vellum sentiment finished it off perfectly.

Basket Bunch Easter Treat from Stampin Up

I would recommend you snap these mini egg cartons up quickly as they are sure to be popular.  All the supplies I have used to create this project are available to buy via my stampin up shop.  Simply click any of the images at the bottom of my post to go direct to my shop and place you order 24/7.

Next up is the wonder Nina’s blog, simply click the NEXT button below to visit the next Spring Inspired blog post and keep hopping and see lots of Spring Inspired projects.

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The list of all participants is shared below in case you get lost along the way…..

Caroline van der Straaten
Michelle Last < You are here
Nina Janssen
Carola Gillich
Angélique Nederpel
Linda Den Besten
Lotte Noordzij
Dominique Bergen
Tracy May
Sandra Korten
Jolan Meurs
Danielle Bennenk
Sam Hammond
Leoni Geertsema
Anne-Marie Breurkes
Henrike Heikoop
Helmy Goyer
Diana van Otterlo
Monique de Kok
Esther Passchier
Berdien Weideveld
Eveline van Heijst
Rian Middelkoop
Carolien Boone
Corliene van de Hoef

If your order is £20+ please use the hostess code to receive a free thank you gift and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free item from the sale-a-bration brochure including the 3 additional items including the LUSH glimmer paper!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, enjoy hopping!

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#GDP064 Case the designer Connie Collins

This week at the Global Design Project we are caseing the designer Connie Collins.  I adore Connie’s card and her photography so relished the thought of making a card in her honour.  I loved the bright colour scheme of Connie’s card and that was my starting point for this card.

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It combines lots of my favourites as I have used Jar of Love and Blooms & Wishes and its such a refreshing colour palette at this time of year! Below is the card from Connie, we would love you to join in and design a card based on the one below.

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Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made including Connie who will have cased her own card!  Please enter this week too as we love to see what you have made.

All the items I used to make my card are shared below.  Simply click any of the images to go direct to my online shop and if you place an order please enter the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me!

 

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Technique 101 – Monochromatic Card

Techniques 101 Monthly Blog Hop

Todays’ post I am sharing a simple card made with the Monochromatic/tone on tone effect.  You may be wondering what it means to make a monochromatic card but it simply means to create something with one colour.

Its a great technique for someone with limited supplies so I hope you will give it a go yourself.

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I used Dapper Denim and used the cardstock, ink and enamel dots all in the same colour.  I stamped rows of the same image onto whisper white cardstock.  You may be wondering how I got it straight so I have some photos to share using Stampin Up’s grid paper.

I secured my white cardstock using washi tape so that the darker line was in the centre so I could stamp the first stamped image in the centre and work outwards towards to the right and left.

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I used the washi tape to make the straight line so I could stamp the image and follow the line.

I stamped the greeting and cut around the banner with scissors, you can get matching dies to cut around the banner but I wanted to keep the cost down for you.

Now its time to pop on over to Marine our new design team member to see what she has made using the monochromatic theme.

Simply the click the next button to hop round the whole design team….

Techniques 101 International Blog Hop

 

If you get lost along the way here are all the participants of the hop, please stop by and say hello and leave a comment or two as we love hearing from you!
1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (your are here)
4. Leonie Schroder – Australia
5. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
6. Heike Vass – Germany
7. Michelle Last – UK < you are here!
8. Marine Wiplier – France

All items I used to make this project are all available to purchase from my online shop, simply click any of the images below to go direct to my shop and place your order.   Please enter the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

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Thoughtful Branches Tea Light Box

You only have a few more days to get your hands on the Thoughtful Branches bundle as its only available to purchase whilst stocks last in August. Details of the prices and the order numbers can be found by clicking the image below or the items listed at the end of the blog post.

Thoughtful Branches from Stampin Up in August only

I have a little craft session last night and made this cute candle tea light box using the Thoughtful Branches bundle.

Tealight candle box by Michelle Last

And here is the inside

Tea light candle box made by Michelle Last

Just love that sentiment! But hurry as you only have till the 31st August if they have not already sold out by then!

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