Blooms & Best Wishes

Stampin Up Blooms & Wishes Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Sometimes it takes me a while to warm up to the In-Color collection. It certainly rings true for me with the 2016 – 2018 In-Color Collection and now I love the colors.

My card today is very simple. The base is Very Vanilla. The I took a piece of Peekaboo Peach card stock ( 5 1/4″ x 3) and randomly stamped the medium daisy flower from the Bloom & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set all over the card stock in Peekaboo Peach. Before adding the panel to the card I placed White Perfect Accents at the center of all the flowers and tied a piece of 1/4″ Natural Trim to the base of the card stock. The entire panel was then added to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment is also from the Blooms & Wishes Stamp Set and stamped in Peekaboo Peach.

Stampin Up Blooms & Wishes Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

A Mini Glue Dot under the bow knot keeps the ribbon right where I want it.

I hope you enjoyed this clean and simple card. I am thrilled to have today off from work to spend more time in my craft room. What are you doing with your day today?

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Happy Celebrations

Stampin Up Celebrations Duo Embossing Folders Happy Celebrations Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The Celebrations Duo Texture Impressions Embossing Folders create deep depressions in the card stock that allows you to stamp over the image for this crisp textured look. The technique is super easy with a WOW result.

Here are the details”

  • The card base in Calypso Coral is 6″ x 3 3/4″
  • The next layer of Flirty Flamingo card stock is mounted on Stampin’ Dimensionals and measures 5 1/2″ x 3 3/8″
  • The image layer was embossed with Thick Whisper White card stock is 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • After embossing the card stock with the Celebrations Duo Embossing Folder I stamped the splash image from Happy Celebrations Photopolymer Stamp Set in Calypso Coral to the bottom half of the embossed image and then stamped the image again in Flirty Flamingo to the top half of the embossed image overlapping the color slightly.

Stampin Up Cebrations Duo Happy Celebrations Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

  • I washed the inked area with Clear Wink of Stella for a sparkly finish. You can see it a bit in this photo.
  • The image layer was added to the Flirty Flamingo layer with multipurpose glue.
  • A few Metallic Enamel Shapes and the card was finished.

Stampin Up Happy Celebrations Envelope Punch Board Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

  • The Envelope Punch Board allowed me to create a coordinating envelope for my odd sized card. I wanted to create an envelope that was 4 1/$ x 6 1/4 because of the thickness of the card. So I cut my 2016-2018 In-Color Envelope Paper to 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ then scored at 3 1/2″. The envelope easily accommodates the thickness of my card.

Stampin Up Happy Celebrations Envelope Punch Board Celebrations Duo Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Here is an image with all the items I used for my project. If you wish to purchase any of these items please use my Shop Now button on the right panel. The StampinMojo store is always open!


You are Amazing

Stampin Up Special Reason Succulent Garden DSP Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

There is something so fun when your creative juices are flowing. I used the Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper as my color inspiration.

Sweet Sugarplum
Mint Macaron
Whisper White
Tip Top Taupe

The focal point is 3 1/4″ x 4″ – the Mint Macaron piece is 1″ x 4″ and the Succulent Garden DSP 2 1/4″ x 4″. I hid the seam with  Mint Macaron Linen Ribbon.

The sentiment layer is 4″ x 1 1/4″ and the sentiment is from All Things Thanks. The flower was created using the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies in Sweet Sugarplum with a Mint Macaron center. The center was covered in Crystal Effects to create a bit of shine. The entire layer was popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Special Reason All things Thanks Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The envelope flap was decorated with the same DSP used on the card.

Stampin Up Succulent Garden DSP Special Reason Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

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Beautiful You – Live, Laugh, Love

Stampin Up Penned & Painted Beautiful You Encouragement Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I have never considered myself artistic. However with Stampin’ Up! stamps, ink and paper I feel like an artist. I love the look of this card created using the Penned & Painted Photopolymer Stamp set.

The color palette of Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Cucumber Crush is feminine and bright.


Beautiful You Stamp Set images©Stampin' Up!

Beautiful You Stamp Set images©Stampin’ Up!

The Beautiful You stamp set has stunning stamps and beautiful sentiments like the one used on this card. I was fortunate enough to win the Beautiful You stamp set at the OnStage event in Atlanta last November. I squealed with delight as it is one of my favorite sets in the Occasions catalog.

Stampin Up Penned & Painted Beautiful You Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope I have inspired the artist in you today. There is creative energy flowing through each of us we just need to tap into it.