Michelle Last

Endless Thanks from Stampin’ Up!

Following on from my card yesterday for the InKing Royalty blog hop I have another card made using the same style using the Endless Thanks stamp set (one of my favourite stamp sets).  I love the clean style of this card and the white space make the flower stamps pop.

Endless Thanks raised greeting card

The hello sentiment is cut from Hello You Thinlit dies.  I cut three lots of smoky slate ‘hello’ words and one in white and glued them together to create height and dimension.

Endless Thanks Close Up

I finished off the flowers with enamel dots.

All the supplies I used to make the card are shown below, simply click this link to go to my shop to place an online order.  Please use the hostess code when spending £20+ to receive a free thank you gift from me.  If you spend £45 you can also choose a free sale-a-bration, see the leaflet on the right to see the free items available.

3 more items will be added to the free sale-a-bration offering on Tuesday 21st Feb, so not long to wait…

 

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Pinkies Team Punch Challenge – Holly Berry Builder Punch

I am excited to share with you today my Pinkies team entries for challenge where where they needed to make projects using our punches. We have amazing punches manufactured by EK Success in our own exclusive designs and they make using the coordinating stamp sets a breeze! Pinkies Team Design Challenge with Michelle Last We sell so many lovely punches and I have to confess that when a punch retires I don’t part with it which might be why my punch draw is groaning under the weight and has had to be reinforced several times! Before I show you what ideas and projects my team came up with I wanted to share with you the card I made using the Holly Berry Builder Punch.  I have been wanting a punch to create holly for some time and love this punch as it has two sizes of holly, the berries and also a lovely bow. holly-berry-builder-punch from stampin up This card was pretty quick to make which is just what I need at this time of year as I am feeling rather swamped and disorganised.

I die cut a wreath from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits and added a sentiment in the centre on vellum from the Wonder of Christmas stamp set and added some gold bakers twine and gold metallic thread along with the holly which was punched out of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper and coloured with Garden Green marker pen.

I added the beautiful red enamel shapes for berries and added a black dot to make them appear more like real berries. Love that holly embossed back ground too which I sponged in whisper white ink and distressed the edges to give a more vintage feel to the card.

So it is now time to reveal what my wonderful team members have been creating with their Stampin’ Up! punches and I would love you to vote for your 3 favourite projects. Take a look at all the entries below and please vote for your three favourites by clicking the heart in the top right of the image. Voting closes on Thursday 15th December at midnight and the winner (the most voted for project) will be announced on my blog on Friday and will win a mini stampin up spending spree!



Below are the products I used to make my card.  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ORDER STAMPIN UP SUPPLIES TO BE GUARANTEED DELIVERY BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

If your order is £20+ please use my monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you card & gift from me and be sure to check out the year end closeouts in case there is a bargain or two which just happens to jump into your shopping basket – it is Christmas after all!

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Letters for You WOW card

Today I am literally sharing a WOW card using the Letters for You Stamp set and matching framelit dies.  The card is for the Global Design Project’s weekly challenge and this week it’s a colour challenge which means that the winner will be invited to be a guest designer on the next colour challenge.

Letters for You from Stampin Up

It is a really pretty colour palette this week and we are using Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron & Rich Razzleberry.

#GDP057I had this this idea to cut out the word ‘WOW’ and make it into a shaker card.  I cut out the letters and then stamped the letter in the relief.  I then added the adhesive strips around each letter to make each letter an individual shaker and then added sequins and punch outs from the confetti stars border punch.

I did stamp the beautiful flourish from Falling Flowers and die cut the flowers and leaves from the matching flourish thinlits dies.  Isn’t the leaf pretty?

Letters for You from Stampin Up

The final flourish was some rich razzleberry enamel shapes in the centre of the flowers.

So I really hope you enter this weeks challenge and make something using the three colours shown above.  Please pop on over to the Global Design Project to enter your project and also to see what the other wonderful design team have made too!

All the items I have used to make this card are shown below, click any of the images to go direct to my online shop to place your own order.  Please enter the monthly hostess code if your order is £20+ and you will receive a free thank you gift from me too!

So looking forward to seeing what you make using these three colours.

 

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Best Birds Congratulations Card

I have another card to share today made with the Best Birds stamp set from Stampin Up.  I made something different this time and made a Congratulations card and used the branch stamp.

Best Birds Congratulations Card

I used the Fancy Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper for the background (because it is just lovely) and stamped the branch from Best Birds and coloured it with an aqua painter and our dye inks.

I die cut the congrats word using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits dies in flirty flamingo cardstock.  I then used Watermelon Wonder ink and a sponge to only sponge the bottom half of the word to get a graduated effect.

Something a little different today but I hope it shows you how versatile the Best Birds stamp set is.

All the products I used to make this card are available from my online shop, simply click the images below to go direct to my online shop to make a purchased.  Please use the hostess code to receive a free thank you gift.

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Bella & Friends from Stampin’ Up! for Global Design Project

This weeks challenge over at the Global Design Project is a colour challenge.  I loved the colours of this weeks challenge and reached for the new stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Bella & Friends.  Be warned its a really cute set and you are going to want it….

Bella & Friends #GDP045 Card & Glassine Bag

Look at that adorable little face!  The card was so simple I could not stop there, I had to create 3 more and put them in a Glassine Bag to give as a gift!

Bella & Friends Tag #GDP045

I die cut around his cute little face and stamped the sentiment to create the tag.  I only had a stock of the Sketched Dots Glassine Bags which are now retired but we do sell them without dots which may work better. I then stamped the other three dogs and kept the colouring pretty simple to keep the style of all the cards clean and simple.
Bella & Friends Card Gift Bag #GDP045

I embossed a border using the scoreboard on the whisper white cardstock and used a blender pen to smudge the black memento stamped image to create shading.

This is this weeks challenge and it gets even better, you can enter the colour challenge this week and if you are chosen as the winner you will be a guest designer on the next Global Design Project Colour Challenge.
#GDP045 Global Design Project Colour Challenge

Guest stamper for Global Design Project

So what you waiting for, get on over to the www.global-design-project.com and enter this week using those three simple colours and don’t forget to see what the other design team members made using the colours this week…

All the items used to make the cards are listed below, simply click the images to go direct to my shop and place your order.  If you order with me in July & August you will receive the free Jar of Love Tutorial as a thank you.  If you spend £20+ (and less than £150) and use the monthly hostess code, I will post out a free thank you gift (see more here) and finally for every £45 you spend Stampin Up will email you a Bonus Days Coupon for £4.50 to spend in August!

Its a pretty great time to order don’t you think?

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