Michelle Last

Bike Ride Birthday from Stampin’ Up!

I have made a card for the colour challenge for the Global Design Project using the Bike Ride stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  It is our daughter Amy’s 19th Birthday tomorrow so I made an extra special card with a unique detail personal to our family. I hope it makes you smile.

Bike Ride from Stampin Up

I stamped and die cut the bike frame, wheels etc and added a little basket of flowers on the back of the bike.  Coming very soon in the new seasonal catalogue is this cute little Dachshund so I stamped and die cut him to make him just up at the bike which is exactly what our little Dachshund Pip would do.  If she can get a carry or a lift she’d much rather that than walk!

Here are the colours this this weeks colour challenge with the Global Design Project challenge.

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It is a slider card and I added a little greeting on the inside too so there is a little surprise when she pulls it open.

Slider Card Open made by Michelle Last

If you have not made a slider card before, I urge you to give them a try as they really add a WOW to a card.

Slider Card made using Bike Ride stamp set

Video Tutorial on how to make a Slider Card

Let’s go an see what the other design team members have made with the same 3 colours over at the Global Design Project blog.

We would love you to join us this week and make a card and enter the challenge, we love seeing what you create and you get the chance to be chosen as one of the weekly winners.

All the items I used to make this card (apart from the little Dachshund, he is available from 1st Sept) are available in my online shop.  If you wish to place an order click the order online button on the top right or click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop and please remember to use the monthly hostess code if you spend £20+ (and less than £150) to ensure you receive a free thank you gift from me.

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Lovely Inside & Out Bundle for the Global Design Project

I have a card to share for the Global Design Project sketch challenge using the Lovely Inside & Out Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Lovely Inside & Out from Stampin Up

It is a very simply sketch and I really encourage you to join in this week and share what you make using the sketch for inspiration.

Here’s how I made it

I used a brand new designer series paper coming in the new autumn/winter catalogue for the background of my card, isn’t it lovely.  You really are in for a treat in September 🙂

I layered the paper and burlap ribbon to give an earthy/natural feel and added the greeting from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and cut the ‘hugs’ die cut word from the Lovely Words Thinlits.

I added some gold foil to two of the corners for something different and then fussy cut a small spring of leaves to accent the hugs word. A final wrap of linen thread and it was complete.

Really simply, let’s go and see what the other design team members have made using the same sketch and be sure to check out how to enter this weeks challenge over at the Global Design Project

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It is the last day to place an order and receive the Bonus Days coupons to spend in August.  For every £45 you spend you will be emailed a coupon code to receive £4.50 off any spend in August.

Bonus Days from Stampin Up

It is also the last day of July and the last day to use the monthly hostess code if your order is £20+ and less than £150 to receive a free thank you gift as I really appreciate your business.

The items I have used to make this card (excluding the DSP) are shared below.  Click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop to place your order (don’t forget the hostess code).

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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?

If you would like to purchase any of the items I have used to make this card please pop on over to my online shop and be sure to check out the retiring items and snaffle up the items you cannot live without.

Click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my shop and be sure to add the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me if your order is £20+ and less than £150.

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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.

Swaps

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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Hey Chick stamps free during Sale-a-bration

Thanks for popping by today.  I am sharing a card I made for a colour challenge with the Global Design Project using the Hey Chick stamp set which is free during our amazing offer Sale-a-bration.

Hey Chick free during Sale-a-bration

Love this crazy looking chicken and I created the chick wire back ground by using our Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder and Inking one side of the folder with black ink so that it stamped and embossed the design in swipe through the big shot.

I then punched out a circle of cardstock and then cut into the circle to create the opening for the chicken.

Hey chick free during saleabration

I then grunged up the edges and inked the edges with a sponge and the Basic Grey Ink.  The chicken itself was stamped on whisper white and coloured using our wonderful watercolour pencils and a blender pen.

As I mentioned this week at the Global Design Project it is a colour challenge and these are the colours you can use to make your own project and share with us to be in with a chance of being the weekly winner and being a guest designer.

Guest stamper for Global Design Project#GDP073

Super bright and cheery colours and I really look forward to seeing what you made using these.

Pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other designers have created and be prepared to be WOWED!

The products I used to make this card are shared below.  Simply click any of the images to go to that item in my shop and place your own order and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free product from our sale-a-bration brochure including the Hey Chick Stamp set.

Don’t forget to use the hostess code when ordering online with me, thank you gifts for January’s orders are being posted out this week, hope they enjoy them!

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