Best Preppie Plaid Builder

Stampin Up Best Plaid Builder C9 Dahlia Anytime Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I believe this is a sleeper die set in the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Why? Because it is so versatile and yet I have not seen it showcased much yet. Perhaps Christmas plaids will bring it to life on the blogospheres and Instagram.

In the meantime I am going to play with the Best Plaid Builder dies for some fun preppie summer cards.

Stampin Up Best Plaid Builder C9 Dahlia Anytime Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I really cannot decide which color combination I like more Night of Navy & Daffodil Delight OR Night of Navy & Granny Apple Green. 

I adore the font of the sentiments which is from Concord & 9th’s Dahlia Stamp set.

Stampin Up Best Plaid Builder C9 Dahlia Anytime Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The die set cuts beautifully. It cuts larger than an A2 card. My mind is spinning with so many ideas for this die set. I used liquid glue to glue the pieces together.

Stampin Up Best Plaid Builder C9 Dahlia Anytime Cards Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Which color combination do you like better? I would love to know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Grateful Heart for #TGIFC271 and #FMS442

Neat Tangled Grateful Heart #FMS442 #TGIFC271 Thank you card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinmojo

Today’s project was inspired by two challenges…

 

Using my Stampin’ Blends I colored these floral images from the Neat & Tangled Grateful Heart stamp set. Using the coordinating dies I cut out the three colored images. (large cluster as the base, larger flower to the right and then the small bud toward the bottom). I stamped the sentiment directly on the SU In Good Taste DSP on the bottom of the card for balance.

I added Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops to the stames for texture and shine. It is very pretty in person. A few Retired SU sequins added a bit of glam.

Neat Tangled Grateful Heart #FMS442 #TGIFC271 Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinmojo

Here you can see a peek at the inside of the card, adding a bit of the design element to the inside as well.

I hope you have had a safe and relaxing holiday weekend. Our holiday has been quiet as we continue to hunker down with the rise in COVID-19 cases in Florida. Until then I will work, exercise and craft to stay healthy.

Cheers,

Michelle

Grad Party

Simon Says Stamp Hats off Grad CZDesign Grad Party Slim Line Card Graduation Card Idea Michelle Gleeson SSS

The graduating classes of 2020 will not have memories traditional to graduation however it will always be remembered. We have five graduations to celebrate this year and I am just getting cards and gifts out for them.

Our oldest son graduated from American University with his Masters Degree and he sat in his apartment alone while we sat in our home and “watched” graduation online. My heart hurt so much that day that we could not be together. I need to focus on the fact that we will celebrate, it will just be delayed. 

The card above is for my niece and goddaughter who graduated from the University of Illinois last month. I used the school colors to create this slim line card. I love this size card and will be making more like this.

Simon Says Stamp Hats off Grad CZDesign Grad Party Slim Line Card Graduation Card Michelle Gleeson SSS

The sides just as fun with the two different colors used for the sentiment. The caps and sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp and CZ Design called Grad Party. I love Cathy Zielske’s clean design style. 

We have a nephew who graduated from Northwestern University this month as well. Of course I used his school colors as well.

Simon Says Stamp Hats off Grad CZDesign Grad Party Graduation Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson SSS

The Graduation caps were stamped randomly and then I added a vellum overlay to soften the background and allow the single cap and sentiments to stand out.

I have enjoyed getting my mojo going again. Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Here’s to Strong Women

Stampin Up Misty Moonlight Heres to strong women Many Medallions Forever Gold LAser Cut Paper Encouragement card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

When I saw the Here’s to Strong Women stamp set last year I had to have it. However I realized I have not showcased it on my blog…until now and now it’s retired!  So disappointed.

This card was created for someone who is relocating from the Midwest to the West Coast to take on a significant role in a new company. This was a difficult decision and am thrilled she is taking on the challenge. 

Stampin Up Misty Moonlight Heres to strong women Many Medallions Forever Gold LAser Cut Paper Encouragement card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The color palette is Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Silver and Whisper White. 

The focal point background was created using the new Many Medallions die which I trimmed to the size I wanted. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy and then die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies which I cut off the sides. 

The Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality Paper is White on the backside. Using Sponge Daubers I added Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight to the white side of the greenery. Some greenery was heat embossed in silver by dipping in Versamark ink and then sprinkling with Silver Embossing Powder.  The greenery was tucked under the sentiment that was popped up on dimensionals.

Stampin Up Misty Moonlight Heres to strong women Many Medallions Forever Gold LAser Cut Paper Encouragement card ideas inside peek Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

And we cannot forget the inside of the card which was adorned with another die cut from Many Medallions.

You can see the envelope was also jazzed up to make the recipient smile.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle