Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop – Sparkle!

Welcome to the Blog Hop for July 2017. This month our theme is “Sparkle”.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – StampinMojo or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

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

There are a lot of layers on this card yet it has such a clean look to it. The “Sparkle” comes from the gorgeous Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper (DSP), gleam from Clear heat embossing the flower outline stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and the Silver Faceted Gem. That is a lot of sparkle! You can see it more in this photo.

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

If you are like me you want to know the dimensions, so here they are:

  • Base:  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Layer One:  Soft Sky 1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″, Foil Frenzy 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″
  • Layer Two:  Soft Sky 2 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, Kraft 2 1/8″ x 4 1/8″, Bundle of Love DSP 2″ x 4″
  • Sentiment Layer:  Soft Sky 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, Kraft 2 5/8″ x 3 1/8″, Very Vanilla 2 1/2″ x 3″

I also decorated the inside of the card to carry on the “Sparkle” theme. The sentiments on the front and the inside of the card are from Special Celebrations. The flower on the front of the card is from Garden in Bloom.

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

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog – StampinMojo, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

Thanks for stopping by!



Summer Thank You for TTTC#5

Stampin Up JAr of Love Wood Textures DSP One Big Meaning Thank You card idea TTTC005 Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I adore the flowers in the Jar of Love stamp set. I think they look gorgeous in Peekaboo Peach and Lemon Lime Twist. I am crazy in love with this new In-Color.

Today I am playing this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge #TTC005 hosted by the uber talented Rosanne Mulheron. This is a fun challenge and I encourage you to play along. Here is this week’s board:


I chose to play the top line across Circle – Summer – Ribbon. My card base is Kraft card stock cut to a standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/5″. The background is a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut a 1/4″ smaller and then I rounded two opposite corners to jazz it up.

I stamped a combination of large and small flowers from the Jar of Love stamp set in Peekaboo Peach. The larger flowers I stamped off once for the background layer then stamped full strength for the detail layer. The leaves were stamped with Lemon Lime Twist onto Lemon Lime Twist card stock.

The sentiment is from One Big Meaning and was stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and cut out with a Layering Circle Framelit. Then I cut a frame in Kraft card stock using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The sentiment layer was glued to the stitched circle. ♥ the stitched detailing.

To put it all together I have a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon that was flagged using my Paper Snips and adhered to the DSP with Fast Fuse. The sentiment was mounted over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The leaf sprigs were glued down and then the flowers were arranged and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Wood Textures DSP One Big Meaning TTTC005 Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The rustic background allow the peach and green to just pop!

I hope you will play along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #ttc005 too. Thanks for stopping by!



Birthday Wishes with Sparkle

GDP093 Concordand9th Floral Fill in Stencils and DSP SU In-Colors Birthday card Michelle Gleeson

Today I am playing the Global Design Project Challenge #093. It is a color challenge with some very bright colors, check it out.


The focal point of the card is Concord & 9th’s Floral Fill-in Patterned Paper. The paper is unique as it has openings in the print that coordinate with a set of stencils. One stencil provides the outline and a second stencil provides the details. I used the outline stencil to blend Berry Burst for the background/base of the flower. Then I used the detailed stencil to add more Berry Burst ink.

Next I went back to the outline stencil and smooshed (a very crafty word) Versamark over the flowers followed by Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. After heat setting the embossing powder I blended the Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist ink over the rest of the patterned paper.

Concordand9th Floral Fill in Stencils and DSP SU In Colors Birthday card GDP 093 Michelle Gleeson

Then using the detailed stencil I added Stampin’ Embossing Paste and sprinkled it with fine glitter. In the photo above you can see the shine from the heat embossed flower bases and a little bit of the glitter.

The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Lemon Zest stamp set and it was embossed in White Embossing Powder on Basic Black card stock.

The focal point was mounted on Thick Whisper White card stock to give it more weight then mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals on a standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Pool Party card stock base.

A few drops of Key Lime Nuvo Jewel Drops were added over the dots on the patterned paper to add even more shine.

I feel I showcased the color palette fully!

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

Thanks for stopping by.


I Love You to the Moon

Stampin Up Embossing Paste Silver Wink of Stella Mommy Lhey Designs Hello 2016 love card idea Michelle Gleeson StampinMojo

My favorite children’s book is Guess How Much I Love You? by Sam McBratney. It so beautifully represents to our children how much we love them. To this day it makes my heart swell as I read each word.


When I want to let one of my twenty-something sons know I miss them and love them, I use this phase I love you to the moon and back. So when I saw this stamp in this fabulous font by Mommy Lhey Designs I HAD to have it.

Using my new Stampin’ Embossing Paste and a retired stencil (Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks) I created the starts on Basic Black card stock. The Stampin’ Up! Embossing Paste dries quickly which I love so I was able to then paint each star with Silver Wink of Stella for the glistening starry sky effect.

I heat embossed the sentiment in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and then framed the sentiment with Silver Foil Sheet card stock then mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I would love to know; What is your favorite children’s book?

I apologize for the poor photo. I wanted to get the card out and took a couple of quick pics before putting it int he mail. I hope it inspires you nonetheless. Thanks for stopping by.