Grateful Heart for #TGIFC271 and #FMS442

A special thank you to the TGIF Challenge team for selecting my card as the TGIF Challenge #271 winner. And Kim with Freshly Made Sketches for also selecting my card.

Neat Tangled Grateful Heart #FMS442 #TGIFC271 Thank you card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinmojo

Today’s project was inspired by two challenges…

Using my Stampin’ Blends I colored these floral images from the Neat & Tangled Grateful Heart stamp set. Using the coordinating dies I cut out the three colored images. (large cluster as the base, larger flower to the right and then the small bud toward the bottom). I stamped the sentiment directly on the SU In Good Taste DSP on the bottom of the card for balance.

I added Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops to the stames for texture and shine. It is very pretty in person. A few Retired SU sequins added a bit of glam.

Neat Tangled Grateful Heart #FMS442 #TGIFC271 Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinmojo

Here you can see a peek at the inside of the card, adding a bit of the design element to the inside as well.

I hope you have had a safe and relaxing holiday weekend. Our holiday has been quiet as we continue to hunker down with the rise in COVID-19 cases in Florida. Until then I will work, exercise and craft to stay healthy.

Cheers,

Michelle

Grad Party

Simon Says Stamp Hats off Grad CZDesign Grad Party Slim Line Card Graduation Card Idea Michelle Gleeson SSS

The graduating classes of 2020 will not have memories traditional to graduation however it will always be remembered. We have five graduations to celebrate this year and I am just getting cards and gifts out for them.

Our oldest son graduated from American University with his Masters Degree and he sat in his apartment alone while we sat in our home and “watched” graduation online. My heart hurt so much that day that we could not be together. I need to focus on the fact that we will celebrate, it will just be delayed. 

The card above is for my niece and goddaughter who graduated from the University of Illinois last month. I used the school colors to create this slim line card. I love this size card and will be making more like this.

Simon Says Stamp Hats off Grad CZDesign Grad Party Slim Line Card Graduation Card Michelle Gleeson SSS

The sides just as fun with the two different colors used for the sentiment. The caps and sentiments are from Simon Says Stamp and CZ Design called Grad Party. I love Cathy Zielske’s clean design style. 

We have a nephew who graduated from Northwestern University this month as well. Of course I used his school colors as well.

Simon Says Stamp Hats off Grad CZDesign Grad Party Graduation Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson SSS

The Graduation caps were stamped randomly and then I added a vellum overlay to soften the background and allow the single cap and sentiments to stand out.

I have enjoyed getting my mojo going again. Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Here’s to Strong Women

Stampin Up Misty Moonlight Heres to strong women Many Medallions Forever Gold LAser Cut Paper Encouragement card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

When I saw the Here’s to Strong Women stamp set last year I had to have it. However I realized I have not showcased it on my blog…until now and now it’s retired!  So disappointed.

This card was created for someone who is relocating from the Midwest to the West Coast to take on a significant role in a new company. This was a difficult decision and am thrilled she is taking on the challenge. 

Stampin Up Misty Moonlight Heres to strong women Many Medallions Forever Gold LAser Cut Paper Encouragement card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The color palette is Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Silver and Whisper White. 

The focal point background was created using the new Many Medallions die which I trimmed to the size I wanted. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy and then die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies which I cut off the sides. 

The Forever Gold Laser Cut Speciality Paper is White on the backside. Using Sponge Daubers I added Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight to the white side of the greenery. Some greenery was heat embossed in silver by dipping in Versamark ink and then sprinkling with Silver Embossing Powder.  The greenery was tucked under the sentiment that was popped up on dimensionals.

Stampin Up Misty Moonlight Heres to strong women Many Medallions Forever Gold LAser Cut Paper Encouragement card ideas inside peek Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

And we cannot forget the inside of the card which was adorned with another die cut from Many Medallions.

You can see the envelope was also jazzed up to make the recipient smile.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Thinking of You for FMS440

Stampin Up In Good Tast DSP Wreath Builder Dies Forever Blossoms Anytime card ideas Michelle Gleeson FMS440 Stampinup SU

It has been a while since I have been able to get time in my craft room. After months of just my husband and I we have had much welcomed guests. The love and laughter of family and friends is priceless. I hope you are all staying well and enjoying your summer. 

I have many new stamps and dies from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog I wanted to dig into. My card today features the In Good Taste DSP which is full of texture photo images that are SO realistic. The Wreath Builder Dies allowed me to create this pretty wreath using Gumball Green (retired)and Garden Green card stock. 

Freshly Made Sketches provided the inspiration for the card.

FMS440

The sentiment was created using Spellbinders Hot Glimmer System. I love the effect os the foiling.

Stampin Up In Good Tast DSP Wreath Builder Dies Forever Blossoms Anytime card idea Michelle Gleeson FMS440 Stampinup SU

The Wreath Builder Dies create beautiful texture into each leaf of the wreath. 

Stampin Up In Good Tast DSP Wreath Builder Dies Forever Blossoms Anytime card Michelle Gleeson FMS440 Stampinup SU

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle