Michelle Last

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.


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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Delicate Details from Stampin’ Up! free during saleabration

There are only two more days of saleabration.  That means its your last chance to get the Delicate Details stamp set for FREE when you place an order for £45 or more.

I love the delicate lace stamps in this set and love how easily you can create a background.  I heat embossed the Delicate Details stamp using white embossing powder onto a small mounted rectangle.

Delicate Details from Stampin Up free during saleabration

You can mount all the lace stamps onto a large clear block at the same time and ink up and stamp in one or two strokes to save using loads of blocks.

I stamped the with sympathy sentiment from the Better Together stamp set onto vellum and heat embossed in white and wrapped around the lace stamped panel.

I wanted to add a pop of colour so chose the Crushed Curry Ink and stamped a flower from Flower Shop and punched around it using the matching Pansy Punch.

A final flourish was added with the Falling in Love embellishments.

I really hope you give this card a try yourselves, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Get in touch to place an order or order via my online shop using the link on the top right of by clicking any of the items I used to make this card below.  If you spend £20+ please use the monthly hostess code to receive a free thank you gift from me and if you spend £45 you can choose one of the 23 free saleabration items on offer!  It is such a great time to order…

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Stampin’ Up! Flower Shop Handmade Card

I have a card to share with you today using the Flower Shop Stamp set and matching Pansy Punch from Stampin’ Up!  I used the sketch from Stamping&Blogging to get started..

flower-shop- from stampin up

Its a simple offering this week but it felt good to return to an old favourite whilst I wait for my new goodies to arrive.

I stamped the smoky slate background with basic grey ink and the flower stamp and added a doily. I made a tag with pool party card and stamped the sentiment in black ink and added the flowers and rhinestones.  I had my Open House yesterday so I need something quick and easy!

Here is the sketch –Stamping&blogging sketchLets go and see what the other talented ladies have made

Sandi MacIver -USA

Amy Koenders – USA

Lee Conrey – USA

Claire Daly – Australia

Erna Logtenberg– Netherlands

Marine Wiplier – France

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand

Sandi MacIver – Canada

Here are the products I used to make this card. Simply click the images to visit my online shop and great news, from today for a week the ornate tag punch is on offer for £15.75!  If you order more than £20+ or less then £150 in my online shop please enter the hostess code on the right hand side and you will receive a free thank you gift for ordering from me 🙂

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