Wondrous Wreath for Pals Paper Arts

Today I am the hostess for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge! The colors are beautiful together yet I struggled with finding my Stampin’ Mojo. As the hostess, I wanted my project to be extra special. I am sure the pressure I put on myself didn’t help. Here are the color’s for this week’s challenge:


I was drawn to use the Circle of Spring OR Wondrous Wreath stamp set. After trying both sets, Wondrous Wreath won the starring role. I think the colors look striking against the Whisper White background.

Stampin Up Wondrous Wreath PPA315 - Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

I showed it to my husband and he said, “Why did you use a Christmas wreath?” My heart sank but the more I looked at my card the more it made me smile. So I went with the card anyway.

The wreath is stamped using Old Olive ink. The first stamp was stamped off once before being stamped onto the card stock. The second stamp was “full strength” ink. I chose to use the flowers from the Circle of Spring stamp set. The Wondrous Wreath Framelits were essential in creating the look. [TIP: When using the Wondrous Wreath Framelits, cut out the center first then stamp the wreath.]

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits PPA 315- Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

The Dapper Denim flourish border from the Flourish Thinlits provides lacy detail to frame the wreath. A bit of Linen Thread and Regal Enamel Dots provide the finishing touches.

Although I struggled to get going, I am happy with my project. I hope you are inspired to play along this week. Please join us at www.palspaperarts.com

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Shop Now with StampinMojo. Here are the supplies used in my project:

Stampin Up Wondrous Wreath Flourish Thinlits PPA315 - Michelle Gleeson

Suite Seasons For PPA 314

Stampin Up Suite Seasons PPA314 Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

Today’s card is CASE’d from the Annual Catalog using a sentiment from the Holiday Catalog launching on September 1st. It worked perfect for today’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge from Amy Lazzell.


This is a quick and easy holiday card with plenty of bling. The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate is the star of the show. Using the largest banner from the Banner Framelits I cut the acetate. A strip of Tear & Tape Adhesive under where my ribbon and sentiment would go  anchored the acetate banner perfectly to my Garden Green card stock base.

The 1/4″ Natural Trim with Gold Metallic center was folded and kept in place with Mini Glue Dots. The sentiment will be available on September 1st when the Holiday catalog goes live, it is part of the Suite Seasons stamp set.

Stampin Up Suite Seasons PPA314 Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

Don’t forget to pop over to Pals Paper Arts to check out what the design team did with this sketch. We would love to see you participate in the challenge as well. You do not need a blog to play.

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Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek! – Totally Trees

This stamp set is sure to be a favorite when the new holiday catalog launches on September 1st. It is called Totally Trees.

Stampin Up Totally Trees Birthday card - Michelle Gleeson Stampinup


I CASE’d this card from the Holiday Catalog. Here are the details:

  • Soft Suede card stock A2 Base
  • Delightful Dijon 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White card stock 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Stamped the Totally Trees tree in Soft Suede (available September 1st)
  • Stamped (stamped off once before stamping) the color “foliage” in Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, and Delightful Dijon ink 
  • Added a piece of Copper Dot Washi Tape from Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape
  • Added Copper Heat Embossed sentiment from Suite Sayings stamp set

Stampin Up, Totally Trees, Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

I hope you enjoyed this Sneak Peek.


Sunshine Birthday Wishes for PPA 313

Stampin Up, PPA 313 Michelle Gleeson Flower PatchSunshine Wishes Stampinup

My StampinMojo came from this beautiful color palette Mary Fish put together for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week.


I have loved Flirty Flamingo from the start and Peekaboo Peach is becoming another favorite. The Fresh Fruit DSP is the backdrop – fun and flirty on its own.

Stampin Up PPA 313 Michelle Gleeson Sunshine Wishes Stampinup

The Sunshine Wishes Thinlits make it so easy to create a beautiful bouquet for someone’s birthday. The sentiment is from the Flower Patch stamp set.

Stampin Up, PPA313 Michelle Gleeson, Sunshine Wishes inside peek, stampinup

The inside received a bloom as well. 

This color palette is perfect to create your own garden. We would love to see your creativity using these colors. Please join us over at Pals Paper Arts and submit your project.

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