Mail Drop Birthday Card

Concord and 9th Mail Drop Bundle Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson

Today’s card features Concord & 9th’s new Mail Drop Bundle. This is such a clever bundle allowing you to easily create an interactive card. My card is not interactive but it gives the feel of movement with the note coming out of the little envelope.

Concord and 9th Mail Drop Bundle Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson

This card is going to a crafty friend who is perfecting her Copic coloring with each day that goes by. The background was stamped with one of the stamps in the set and then colored with Petal Pink and Soft Seaform. A soft look and hard to capture in the sunlight.

Concord and 9th Mail Drop Bundle Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson

And then on the inside is another sentiment from the same stamp set which sings Happy Birthday to the recipient.

Wherever you are, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.



Incredible Like You

Crafty Carrot Collective Inspiration Stampin UP Incredible Like You Michelle Gleeson SU Stampinup

Today’s cards were CASE’d from the talented designers of the Crafty Carrot Collective; former Stampin’ Up! Artisans who share their talents each month focused on showcasing a stamp set or project kit. This month they are focused on the Incredible Like You stamp set. They each created a 3 x 3 card as inspiration. I loved the cards and Copied And Selectively Edited (CASE) their designs.

I love time in my craft room yet there are periods of time when I don’t feel that creatively inspired. When that happens I often turn to CASE’ing other projects as I did here. The rewards are great and I often learn more design ideas.

Crafty Carrot Collective Inspiration Stampin UP Incredible Like You Encouragement Cards Michelle Gleeson SU Stampinup

I hope you have a lovely Easter.


Fable Friends

Stampin Up Fable Friends Easter Card idea Mcihelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I have a quick and simple Easter card for you today. I adore this little rabbit from Fable Friends. One of my favorite books is The Velveteen Rabbit. It is such a beautiful story of love and connection. I certainly believe when we are loved we feel more real; more alive.

I used Crumb Cake card stock as my base and Blueberry Bushel to frame the focal point. The focal point was cut using a Simon Says Stamp die called Wonky Rectangles Stitched die.

Stampin Up Fable Friends Easter Card Mcihelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The trio of easter eggs are from My Favorite Things Easter Bunnies stamp set. Stampin’ Blends (Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Nigh of Navy, and Balmy Blue) were used to color the bunny and the eggs.

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Big Thanks

Concord and 9th Big Thanks Stamps and Dies Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson C9

The most common cards I need are birthday cards and thank you cards. When I see a stamp and/or die set with sentiments for either of these types of cards I give them serious consideration to become part of my crafty stash. Last month Concord & 9th came out with this great Big Thanks Stamp and Die set and I fell in love with it.

Concord and 9th Big Thanks Stamp and die Masculine Thank you cards Michelle Gleeson C9

The die is all one piece and here I cut it out of (retired) SU Baked Brown Sugar card stock. This easily allows you to recreate two cards quickly by using the die cut as well as the negative image as I did.

Concord and 9th Big Thanks Stamp and die Masculine Thank you card Michelle Gleeson C9

Use your stamp alignment tool (Stamparatus, Misti, etc) to line up each letter within the die to stamp the letters. Then you can add the die cut back in and also stamp the die. I stamped the die in Versamark and heat embossed the letters in White Embossing powder.

Crisp Whisper White, Night of Navy and Baked Brown Sugar provide a classic color palette for masculine thank you cards with a bit of whimsey.

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