2021 Annual Catalog Sneak Peek

Stampin Up Sneak Peek Hand-Penned Petals Pansy Petals DSP Friendship Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This card is loaded with sneak peeks from the new 2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The floral images are from the NEW Hand-Penned Petals (photopolymer) stamp set. I used the NEW 2021-2023 In Colors for the flowers and petals. The background DSP is NEW Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper. And don’t forget the In-Color jewels for some sparkle.

Here are the NEW In Colors:

They are really beautiful all together and augment the current Stampin’ Up! color palette very nicely. Stampin’ Up! is one of the best crafting companies that coordinates their inks, paper, ribbon, blends, and embellishments.

Stampin Up Sneak Peek Hand-Penned Petals Pansy Petals DSP Friendship Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The inside of the card as well as the envelope flap received a bit of color.

Stampin Up Sneak Peek Hand-Penned Petals Pansy Petals DSP Friendship Card Idea inside peek Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

There is nothing like a new catalog to get the creative juices going.

Stampin Up Sneak Peek Hand-Penned Petals Pansy Petals DSP Friendship Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Thanks for stopping by. Have a terrific week!

Michelle

Coffee Lover’s Card

Coffee Lovers Card Michelle Gleeson Tutorial Design by Jeanie Stark

One of the wonderful aspects of paper crafting is meeting so many wonderful, creative and generous people. The design for my card came from my talented friend Jeanie Stark of Just Stampin.  She creates great kits with easy to follow detailed tutorials. This card is from one of her tutorials You can learn how to get it here

Coffee Lovers Card Michelle Gleeson Design by Jeanie Stark

I used Early Espresso, Old Olive, Basic White and retired DSP for my project. Other than changing out the DSP and theme of my project I followed Jeanie’s instructions to the letter and love the result.

Coffee Lovers Card inside peek Michelle Gleeson Design by Jeanie Stark

Of course the inside needed some love as well. The sentiments and inside image are from Sugar Pea Designs – The Perfect Blend and Coffee Addict. 

Coffee Lovers Cards Michelle Gleeson Tutorial Design by Jeanie Stark

Here is another version using a different “coffee cup” from the retired Stampin’ Up! DSP. My next step is to add Starbucks gift cards and send them to some colleagues.

I hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Delicate Petals for FMS#474

Stampin Up Delicate Petals Bundle Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson FMS#474 Stampinup SU

A quick post for Freshly Made Sketches this week. 

Delicate Petals Bundle has many options to create beautiful flowers. I decided to keep it simple using the floral stamp and leaves. Colored with Copic Markers and a bit of Wink of Stella on the petals for some sparkle.

In Good Taste DSP is the backdrop which was also embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder. 

Stampin Up Delicate Petals Bundle Thank you card ideas Michelle Gleeson FMS#474 Stampinup SU

The floral bundle was mounted onto a Powder Pink frame from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Friends are like a Four Leaf Clover

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Cards Idea Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. We are enjoying some much needed downtime which translates into time in my craft room.

Like so many other paper crafters I enjoy creating slimline cards. When I saw the Slimline card challenge over at The Spot I was inspired to create.

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Card Idea Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

The card base is 3 1/2 x 8 1/2. The background panel was created with a new Simon Says Stamp Stencil of clovers in varying sizes and includes this fun boarder. Using Stampin’ Up! Granny Apple Green and their new Blending Brushes made the process fun and easy. I love the varying depth of color.

Then I stamped the  Colorado Craft Company’s 4 Leaf Clover Stamp and colored it with Copic Markers. 

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Cards Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

The coloring is rather simple yet looks wonderful against the fun background panel. The Anita Jeram mice and bunnies steal my heart every time I stamp one.

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Cards Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

I added a few clovers on the inside along with the coordinating inside sentiment. ♥

Colorado Craft Company 4 Leaf Clover Friendship Cards Michelle Gleeson The Spot Challenge #151

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle