Michelle Last

Beautiful Bouquet from Stampin’ Up!

Look at the beautiful array of flowers in the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  It pairs beautifully with the Jar of Love stamp set which I wanted to use as we are casing Steffi Helmschrott at the Global Design Project this week.

Beautiful Bouquet from Stampin Up

I really enjoyed stamping and die cutting several of the flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet set and then arranging them in the jar from Jar of Love.  I stamped the jar with versa mark and heat embossed it in white embossing powder and heat set it in vellum which was over laid onto a stamped grey jar to add a little dimension.

It meant I could also tie a bow around the top of the jar and secure it in place.

I stamped the greeting using a berry burst marker and a base grey marker and used the Berry Burst to pick out the words picked and friend.

Beautiful Bouquet from Stampin Up

I added a hand drawn line around the edge and a little strip of patterned paper to add some interest.

We are casing Steffi Helmschrott from Germany this week at the Global Design Project.  

Steffi is super talented and a past Artisan Design Team member, I’d really recommend you pop over to her blog and take a look at her designs.  This is her card we are to case for this weeks challenge….#GDP092 casing Steffi Helmschrott

Please join us this week and share a card you have made by being inspired by Steffi’s card above.  If you go to the Global Design Project all the instructions on how to enter are shared there.  You can also see what the other design team members have made too.

All the items I have used to make my card are available to buy from my online shop.  Simply click any of the images below to go direct to that item in my shop or click the shop now button on the top right.  If you order is £20+ (and less than £150) exc postage please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me for shopping with me as I really do appreciate your business.

Wishing you a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by…

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Jar of Love from Stampin’ Up for #GDP082

I am using my favourite set today, Jar of Love.  I simply adore it and I hear it is carrying over into the new catalogue so that is a whole another year to share ideas and inspiration using this set.  This week at the Global Design Project we have a sketch challenge.
Jar of Love for Global Design ProjectMy card is made using heavy weight whisper white cardstock and has no layers, I simply masked a line on the card front and stamped the two separate areas of the card separately.

I used the Diagonal Stripe background stamp to create the stripes in Pink Pirouette Ink and then stamped the flowers from the Jar of Love stamp set using Flirty Flamingo ink.  I stamped the flower off first to create a lighter shade for the whole flower then stamped the flower centre using the Flirty Flamingo ink without stamping off first.

I filled the gaps with the leaves and hearts using versa mark and heat embossed in Silver Embossing powder.

I added a sliver glimmer paper strip down the card to separate the two stamping styles.
I stamped the sentiment from Suite Sentiments in the seasonal catalogue using versa mark ink and heat embossed in silver too.  I used the label framelits to cut out the greeting and simply stuck it in place with dimensionals.

Jar of Love from Stampin Up

Shall we pop over to see what the other design team members of the Global Design Project have made with this sketch below?

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We would love you to join this weeks challenge and make a project and upload it to the Global Design Project.

All the items I have used to create this card are shared below and if you click any of the images you will go to that item in my shop and be able to place your own order.

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Popcorn Box Thinlits from Stampin’ Up!

This week over at the Global Design Project we have a theme challenge and the theme is Amusement Park!

Honestly I was stumped, there is one obvious stamp set in the seasonal catalogue which would be a perfect choice but I don’t own it (shock horror – I don’t own everything you know!) so I had to think outside the box.

Then I thought Popcorn box, you eat popcorn at amusement parks, yes that is it, please tell me I own the Popcorn Box Thinlit dies.  Thankfully I do and this is this weeks project…

Popcorn Box Thinlits from Stampin Up

Isn’t it cute!  Why have I not made these for ages?  I just want to make popcorn boxes and eat popcorn all day!

I love the diagonal stripe designer series paper and added some flowers from the Jar of Love bundle to accent the popcorn label.

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So let’s all pop on over to the Global Design Project to see what the other design team members have made and hopefully inspire you to join the challenge this week and share your project with us.

If you wish to order the supplies I have used to create this project or any others, simply click the order now button in the top right or click any of the images below to go direct to my online shop.

If you place an order for £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me and for every £45 you spend you can choose a free sale-a-bration item but only till the end of March – don’t miss out, there are no guarantee’s that all the freebies will be available as we reach the end of the promotion.

Have a great day!

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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.

#GDP064 Global Design Project

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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#GDP061 Hidden Message Card

Happy New Week.  I have a hidden message card to share with you today.  I was first inspired by Patrice Halliday-Larsen with her beautiful hidden message card shown here! This card was made for a colour challenge for the Global Design Project and I would love you all to join us and made something using the 3 stampin up colours shown below.

#GDP061 Hidden Message Card

I have used a stamp set you may not have noticed called The Places You’ll Go from the annual catalogue as I adore the sentiment. In case you are wondering where the black dots are in the centre of the flowers are from, they are our pearls coloured with a black sharpie.

And here is the inside… And you are probably wondering where the hidden message is?

#GDP061 Hidden Message Card

I created a quick video for you… click the link below to view.

Hidden Message Card Video made by Michelle Last

Details on the fold and measurements are on Patrice’s blog in the link above.

Here are the three colours to use if you are entering the colour challenge over at the Global Design Project.

#GDP061 Global Design Project

Pop on over to see what the other design team members have made using these colours, I think you will be blown away at how different they look! The winner will be a guest designer for the next colour challenge!

Guest stamper for Global Design Project

All the items I used to make my card are shown below, visit my shop to place an order and if your order is £20+ please enter the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me 🙂

 

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