Case the Catty with a Bunch of Blossoms

Stampin Up Tropical Chic DSP Bunch of Blossoms Thank You card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Can’t get your stamping mojo going? Then open a Stampin’ Up! catalog and CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) away, that always gets my creativity going. My card was CASE’d from page 158 of the Annual Catalog, photo below.

I used the Tropical Chic DSP as the backdrop for my card. Then layered Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock. The flower petals were stamped in Blushing Bride and the leaves were stamped in Granny Smith Green. A piece of Crumb Cake card stock was perfect for the sentiment.

Stampin Up Tropical Chic DSP Bunch of Blossoms Thank You card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

 

 

Tulip Birthday Card

Stampin Up Concord and 9th Tulip Label Dies SU Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup C9

I have been out of commission for a couple of weeks. However I am back in my craft room and enjoying some crafty time. This card uses the Concord and 9th Tulip Labels Die. The color palette is Blackberry Bliss, Soft Seafoam, and Granny Smith Green.

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Stampin Up Concord and 9th Tulip Label Dies SU Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Birthday card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup C9

There is a coordinating stencil called Retro Petals Turnabout Stencil that I used on the inside of the card and the envelope.

Stampin Up Concord and 9th Tulip Label Dies SU Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Birthday card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup C9

I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day Weekend.

Michelle

 

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek – Wishing You Well

Stampin Up Wishing You Well Thinking of You card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Happy Weekend!

This week I received my Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog Pre-order and could not wait to ink up some of the stamps. The Wishing You Well stamp set was the first set I opened. The cards I created were CASE’d from the new Holiday Catalog.

Stampin Up Wishing You Well Thinking of You card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This stamp set includes “distinctive” stamps that create photo realistic style images. The ribbon on the card above looks incredibly real. When I showed this card to some of my colleagues they immediately wanted to touch the ribbon as they thought it was real, It was one of the reasons I purchased the set. ♥

I also used the new Foil-Edged Cards and Envelopes for my cards. The card stock is lightweight so I stamped onto whisper white card stock and trimmed it to fit exactly within the foil trim. I also added another piece of whisper white card stock to the inside for added weight. The cards and envelopes come in silver and gold and will add a lot of glam to any holiday card.

Stampin Up Wishing You Well Thinking of You cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I love the simplicity of the cards. You can see I added a Linen Thread bow to the stamped sprig which added the perfect amount of texture.

Stampin Up Wishing You Well Thinking of You card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

And on this card I added Silver Metallic Pearls for a bit of texture with no bulk for mailing.

I hope I got you inspired to creative today. Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Stitched All Around

Each time a new catalog comes out I go through and tell myself “Oh I don’t need that stamp set or bundle” and then I see beautiful projects with the set and I hurry to purchase the set I swore I would not get. Well, that has happened twice already with the new catalog. First with the Stitched All Around Bundle and then with the Broadway Birthday Bundle which I wrote about here.

Stampin Up Stitched All Around Bundle Crafty Carrot idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

My job often drains me during the day and my creative time allows me the quiet to regroup and feel a sense of accomplishment I might not have felt during the day. I follow several talented Stampin’ Up demonstrators whose designs inspire and wow me. These two cards were inspired from a project I did through Crafty Carrot Collective where they are featuring the Stitched All Around Bundle this month. I have so enjoyed learning from these talented designers.

These cards were part of the Make in Minutes session with Cindy Schuster.

What SU product have you said I don’t need that and ended up buying it? I love hearing from you.

Michelle