Love & Hugs for FMS #366

FMS #366 Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage Sweet and Sassy Heat Dies Love Cards Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I am finally posting after a brief hiatus. Over the past several months I have been working on a major financial transaction at work. Crafting has been my solace but after a  non-stop day on my computer I could not bring myself to create a post. I needed less screen time and more paper and ink time. I hope I did not lose too many of you.

When I saw the Freshly Made Sketch Design Team Call I knew it was time to jump back onto my blog. I was on the Pals Design Team for several years and really miss the weekly responsibility to post. (Crazy right?) I was also a designer for Mary Fish for a year and loved that as well. I really want to say Pick me, Pick me!

Let’s get to my project.

Here is the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:


I used the slat design as the inspiration for my banner flags. And then decided to go with a Valentines theme rather than a Christmas theme for the shape.

FMS #366 Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage Sweet and Sassy Heat Dies Love Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! Ribbon of Courage stamp set. The DSP for the banner flags is retired. The Hearts are from the SU Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies.

FMS #366 Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage Sweet and Sassy Heat Dies Love Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

You may see the banners are mounted on Smoky Slate card stock. The first version of this card was on Smoky Slate card stock that I had spritzed with Shimmer Paint and Alcohol. While the shimmer was stunning I could not pick it up in the photo sooo I snipped the center piece and remounted it on Thick Whisper White card stock. Honestly I like it better and the Smoky Slate (with the shimmer) adds a great design element.

Nothing is ever a disaster when designing; it just means you need to keep designing!

FMS #366 Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage Sweet and Sassy Heat Dies Love Cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

It is great to be sharing my creativity with you again. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for stopping by.



  1. Beautiful card! I may CASE this for my Valentine cards.

  2. Love it!

  3. Mary Anne Schnettgoecke

    I love this card Michelle!! Just beautiful!

  4. Welcome back, You’ve been missed and Thank you for your share! I love your card, it’s adorable! As I’m waiting for answers about breast cancer right now, I think it’s fitting for anyone! TFS! While we can’t duplicate the washi tape/DSP strips, I love them!

  5. Gorgeous card! That banners in the background are perfect for the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  7. Love it!!!!!
    One ?, how did you get the banners punched so evenly?

  8. Love this card !! It is just plain FUN !! I have that dsp (stashed some for Valentine cards !) I am planning on a CASE !!
    Welcome back to creating ….I think it is good for the SOUL !! Right Brain loves it !!

  9. I thought you used Washi Tape for your card. I’m glad I took the time to read it this time. I really love this card!

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