The Greetery Summer Sketches & Simple Things

The Greetery Summer Sketches SU Old Olive DSP Anytime card idea Michelle Gleeson

A couple of weeks ago The Greetery had a sale for their 2nd Anniversary and it coincided with the launch of their May collection. Well I took advantage of that sale to pick up several sets that I have had my eye on. These sets are from the first year of Betsy’s launch and it is cool to see how she has evolved as a designer and entrepreneur.

My card is CASE’d from one of the designs in the Summer Sketches Lookbook. It uses Summer Sketches and Simple Things stamp and diessets. 

The sprig of summer florals is mounted onto white card stock cut using The Greetery Nordic Frame Die. The frame was popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered to a white card base covered with Retired Old Olive DSP. I am on a mission to start using my DSP!

The Greetery Summer Sketches Greetery Simple Things Anytime Card idea inside peek Michelle Gleeson

Of course the inside needed a little summer sketch love as well.

The Greetery Summer Sketches Greetery Simple Things Anytime Card Michelle Gleeson

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

Cheers,

Michelle

Hero Arts Book Stacks

Hero Arts Book Stacks Literally the Best Thinking of you card ideas Michelle Gleeson

When our two sons were young we read to them everyday. We instilled in them a love of reading and to this day they are ferocious readers. So when Hero Arts came out with Book Stacks Background stamp and Literally the Best stamp set they had to become part of my craft stash. 

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wI colored the 6 x 6 panel of stacked books with Copic Markers. The tea in the tea cup and the eye glasses were covered with Glossy Accents.  Then I cut the panels to create to Mini Slimline cards (6 x 3 1/2). The panels were mounted onto black card stock and then mounted onto the 6″ x 3 1/2″ card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Hero Arts Book Stacks Literally the Best Thinking of you card idea inside peek Michelle Gleeson

Clean and simple cards to send to our sons. 

It is overcast today and it makes me want to curl up with a cup of tea and a book. I hope your week ahead is a good one.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

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