Fable Friends

Stampin Up Fable Friends Easter Card idea Mcihelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I have a quick and simple Easter card for you today. I adore this little rabbit from Fable Friends. One of my favorite books is The Velveteen Rabbit. It is such a beautiful story of love and connection. I certainly believe when we are loved we feel more real; more alive.

I used Crumb Cake card stock as my base and Blueberry Bushel to frame the focal point. The focal point was cut using a Simon Says Stamp die called Wonky Rectangles Stitched die.

Stampin Up Fable Friends Easter Card Mcihelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The trio of easter eggs are from My Favorite Things Easter Bunnies stamp set. Stampin’ Blends (Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Nigh of Navy, and Balmy Blue) were used to color the bunny and the eggs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Spring

Big Thanks

Concord and 9th Big Thanks Stamps and Dies Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson C9

The most common cards I need are birthday cards and thank you cards. When I see a stamp and/or die set with sentiments for either of these types of cards I give them serious consideration to become part of my crafty stash. Last month Concord & 9th came out with this great Big Thanks Stamp and Die set and I fell in love with it.

Concord and 9th Big Thanks Stamp and die Masculine Thank you cards Michelle Gleeson C9

The die is all one piece and here I cut it out of (retired) SU Baked Brown Sugar card stock. This easily allows you to recreate two cards quickly by using the die cut as well as the negative image as I did.

Concord and 9th Big Thanks Stamp and die Masculine Thank you card Michelle Gleeson C9

Use your stamp alignment tool (Stamparatus, Misti, etc) to line up each letter within the die to stamp the letters. Then you can add the die cut back in and also stamp the die. I stamped the die in Versamark and heat embossed the letters in White Embossing powder.

Crisp Whisper White, Night of Navy and Baked Brown Sugar provide a classic color palette for masculine thank you cards with a bit of whimsey.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

Well Said Love You for GDP182

Stampin Up Love you to Pieces Well Said GDP182 Love card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Hello! Is your weekend going by as fast as mine? They are never long enough for sure.

Today’s post is a card I created for this week’s sketch challenge over at Global Design Project. Check it out

GDP182 - March 25

It took a while to translate what was in my head to a card. I struggled finding the right balance of DSP and color but I think I found it in this retired DSP from last season’s occasion catalog.

Stampin Up Love you to Pieces Well Said GDP182 Love card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The SU Puzzle Pieces Thinlit Dies provide the focal point in the sketch, I was looking for a sentiment and thought this one from Well Said went well with the puzzle pieces. My husband and I have been married for 34 years and I believe we truly bring out the best in each other so this sentiment was perfect.

Stampin Up Love you to Pieces Well Said GDP182 Love card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and getting a little crafty time in.

Best,

Michelle

 

More Concord & 9th – Fine Floral Cards

Concord & 9th Fine Floral Stamps & Dies Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson

As promised I have a few more cards for you using the Concord & 9th Fine Florals Bundle.I really had fun creating with this bundle over the weekend.

This card has a very modern look with the black and white image creating using Black Emboss Powder. It is so striking in person with the sheen from the embossing. The card base is Rich Razzleberry and the pop of green is Granny Apple Green. I love the paring of greens and purples. The sentiment is popped up on dimensional and a bit of Basic Black Baker’s Twine ties in the black and white theme. A few Basic Jewel Rhinestones and the card is complete.

Concord & 9th Fine Floral Stamps & Dies Michelle Gleeson Card ideas

This version uses Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist. The color was added using the stamps included in the set. Then I cut out the outlines from Brushed Silver card stock using the Fine Floral Dies. The focal point is mounted on Basic Black card stock which was adhered to the Lemon Lime Twist card base. A few Black Nuvo Drops finish the card. The photo truly does not do this card justice.

Concord & 9th Fine Floral Stamps & Dies Birthday Card idea Michelle Gleeson

And the final card uses Rich Razzleberry and Granny Apple Green again. This time I watercolored the larger flowers. I splattered Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to add some sparkle. This time the card base is Basic Black and the matting is Lemon Lime Twist.

Concord & 9th Fine Floral Stamps & Dies Michelle Gleeson

I hope you are having a fabulous week. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle