Tranquil Tide Get Well Greetings

Stampin Up Eastern Palace DSP Tranquil Tide Get Well Wishes Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

I am using one of the NEW 2017-2018 In-Colors from Stamping’ Up! – Tranquil Tide. I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for a Get Well card.

The DSP is the new Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper. Every design is stunning. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the stitched rectangle as my focal point. The sentiment and the shells are not Stampin’ Up. I sold one of the retired SU stamp sets that had this shell a few years ago. I have regretted it ever since and had to get a contraband replacement.

Stampinmojo Michelle Gleeson SSS Handlettered Encouragement

The inside sentiment is new from Simon Says Stamps called Handlettered Encouragement. I am always looking for sentiment stamps in great fonts.  I love this set.

StampinUp Tranquil Tide Eastern Palace DSP Get Well card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

Are you excited to get your hands on the NEW In-Colors? I know I am. I am especially in love with Lemon Lime Twist.

We have another open house today as we continue the journey of selling our home.



A Spring Garden for Easter

Stampin Up Penned & Painted Another Thank You card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

Happy Easter!

I am disappointed that the Penned & Painted Photopolymer Stamp Set is retiring. You can bet it will remain in my stamp collection for years to come.

The color palette I used is:

Rich Razzleberry
Sweet Sugarplum
Always Artichoke
Old Olive

It is rich and earthy. Sweet Sugarplum is my least favorite color in the pink/purple family but I do like it paired with Rich Razzleberry.

Stampin Up Another Thank You Penned & Painted Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

I used a retired stamp set – Another Thank You – for the sentiment. I love the font for this stamp and it remains on my crafting table for easy access when I need a quick thank you. I took a piece of scrap paper and stamped the sentiment and then folded the strip around the corner of the card. I like how it turned out.

Stampin Up Penned and Painted Another Thank you Thank you card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

I stamped a flower in the bottom right corner of on the inside of my card as well. Can you see it peeking out of the bottom corner?

I hope you have a lovely Easter and may your blessings be many.





Sneak Peek – Eastern Beauty Stamp Set

Stampin Up Eastern Beauty Stamp Set Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I LOVE this new stamp set. It is called Eastern Beauty. It has coordinating dies called Eastern Medallion Thinlits. You will swoon for these as well.

Here is the stamp set:

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set

At first you might be underwhelmed but look at how I used the three dots, the spray of dots and the flower to create the unique design for this card. And the fonts are fabulous! I had so much fun playing with the different elements to create several different cards.

Stampin Up Eastern Beauty Just a Note Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I love how the spray of dots connect to create a circle to frame the flower.  I used a NEW In-Color called Fresh Fig for the flower and the dots within the flower. I added Nuvo Crystal Drops to each dot for glossy raised texture to each dot.

Stampin Up Eastern Beauty Fresh Fig Pear Pizazz Crushed Curry Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I was having so much fun I had to decorate the inside of the card as well. You can see the Fresh Fig better in this photo.

Stampin Up Eastern Beauty Fresh Fig Note card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Today the new catalog is released to demonstrators along with the retired catalog list. I am excited to see what other must have items Stampin’ Up! has come up with.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!



Simple Saturday for GDP #81

Stampin Up GDP81 Florish Thinlits Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Hello♥ and happy Saturday. It is absolutely beautiful here in Southwest Florida and we are relishing it. We know the hot and humid summer is not far away.

I create this card for the Global DesignProject Challenge #81, This week is a color challenge;

GDP81 I chose Calypso Coral as my Free Choice for the challenge.

Stampin Up GDP81 Flourish Thinlits Dies Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The center design element was created using the Flourish Thinlits Dies border die. Then I added to 1/2″ strips of Calypso Coral card stock to balance on either side of the die cut.

I love the sentiment font from a non-SU set called Hello 2016. I did cover the heart with glue from the Fine Tip Glue which created a glossy finish when it was dry. The sentiment was cropped using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. And a piece of Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine provides the finishing touch.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Dies GDP81 Calypso Coral Mcihelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope you have a fabulous day and that I inspired you to create something for someone special.