2017 – My Favorites

Here we are on the last day of the year. While it feels like the year went by fast as I reflect it has been a year full of experiences.

While I have been crafting; creating gift tags, gifts, and cards. I have not been taking photos for my blog. = (  So I am wrapping up the year with a look back at some of my favorite cards in 2017.

My Personal Favorite projects in 2017
Stampin Up Eastern Beauty Fresh Fig Note card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The Eastern Palace Suite was one of my favorite new bundles this year. Check out the original post here.

Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson stampinup SU

Another beautiful new stamp set, Tranquil Tulips. Original post here.

 

Stampin Up Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop Sparkle Special Celebrations Foil Frenzy DSP Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This card was created for a blog hop that was new to me and the theme was sparkle. I love how this turned out. Check out the post here.

 

Concordand9th Floral Fill-in Stencil and DSP Stampin Up In Colors Birthday Card idea Michelle Gleeson

In March I went on a crafting trip with my dear friend and crafting partner in crime, Susan Itell. It resulted in my love for Concord & 9th products. This card was created with one of their unique stamp set and coordinating stencil sets. Check out the post here.

 

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Sympahty Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This is probably one of my all time favorite cards. I was honored when Mary Fish CASE’d me! And here is my original post.

 

Stampin Up Embossing Paste Stencils Washi Tape Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The use of embossing paste was a renewed technique in the crafting world in 2017. I love the result here using Nuvo Mother of Pearl embossing paste with a Stampin’ Up! stencil. Want to learn more, check out the post here.

 

Concordand9th Blooms Fill In GDP109 Celebration card ideas Michelle Gleeson

I told you I fell in love with Concord & 9th. This is another of their unique sets, read more here.

 

Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree Masculine Birthday card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

And I finally purchased Lovely as a Tree after 5 years of being a demonstrator. I love the result with a little watercoloring. Here is the post.

I hope you enjoyed this look back. I look forward to sharing and inspiring you more in 2018. Happy New Year!

Michelle

 

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Pretty Pines Birthday

Stampin Up Milestone Moments Pretty Pines Thinlits Rose Garden Thinlits Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This card was CASE’d from Sandi MacIver. I maintained the style of Sandi’s card substitiuting Rose Garden Thinlits for my flowers and used the Milestone Moments stamp set for the sentiment.

The Pretty Pines Thinlits provide the pine details as the backdrop for the flowers.

Stampin Up Pretty Pines Thinlits Rose Garden Thinlits Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The flowers were die cut and then mounted on Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. I then trimmed along the outline of the die for a seamless look.

The sentiment was heat embossed in Gold.

Stampin Up Pretty Pines Thinlits Rose Garden Thinlits Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Thank you Sandi for the inspiration!

Michelle

Mad for Plaid

Concord and 9th Plaid Background Masculine Card Ideas Michelle GleesonPlaid is so on trend this year. Concord & 9th knocked it out of the park with this Plaid Background stamp set. You can create any color combination with this unique stamp set.

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I chose Crumb Cake and Island Indigo as my color combination. The sentiment is mounted on a die cut from the Concord & 9th Blooms Fill In Bundle.

Concord and 9th Plaid Background Masculine Card Idea Michelle Gleeson

Another great masculine birthday card, imagine creating the plaid with your sports fan’s favorite team colors.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

 

 

Lovely as a Tree Masculine Birthday Card

Stampin Up Lovely As A Tree Masculine Card ideas Michelle Gleeson SU Stampinup

I need several masculine birthday cards for December birthdays. Lovely as a Tree is the perfect stamp set for a masculine card. I have been a demonstrator for five years now and I just purchased this stamp set this past summer. I believe this is one of the longest running stamp sets for Stampin’ Up! Now that I have used it I understand why it is so popular. The images stamp flawlessly.

I stamped it in Early Espresso and then using a sponge dauber blended Soft Sky for the wintery sky and a mix of River Rock (retired) and Crumb Cake for the ground. I used my Old Olive Watercolor Pencil to add some depth to the grass at the base of the trees.

Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree Masculine Birthday card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The base of the card is Thick Very Vanilla card stock. The Wood Textures DSP paper stack provides the warm wood backdrop. The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Brushstroke Sentiments.

I hope you have a fabulous week!

Michelle