Naturally Celebrating You


Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Stamp Naturally Electic DSP Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU


Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist produce the WOW factor for this card. The Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog is the inspiration.

The sentiment is from the NEW Perennial Birthday stamp set. The flowers that surround the sentiment were created using a framelit die from Bouquet Bunch Framelits and the leaves from the Perennial Birthday stamp set. I think the flowers look just like those in the DSP. Basic Rhinestone Jewels adorn each flower for sparkle.

Stampin Up Perennial Birthday Naturally Electic DSP Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope you are having an amazing day.



Pals January Blog Hop – From the Heart

Welcome to the Pals January 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “From the Heart” featuring heartfelt projects like Valentine’s Day, Thinking of You, Get Well and Sympathy. Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

I created two cards that could be valentine’s or simply a note tucked into the briefcase or lunch box of someone you love.

Stampin Up Heart Happiness stamp set January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Love Card ideas Michelle Gleeson StampinUp SU

The first card was created using Crumb Cake, Powder Pink and Whisper White. The base of the card was stamped with the small cluster of hearts from the NEW Heart Happiness stamp set with Versamark Ink. Then I layered vellum, Powder Pink card stock cut with the Layering Squares Framelits, and another heart from the Heart Happiness stamp set. I do not have the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies to crop the heart yet my Paper Snips made the task a cinch. The sentiment is from Blooming’ Love and was stamped and heat embossed with White Stampin’ Embossing Powder. A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels add the finishing touch. I think this turned out very sweet.

Stampin Up Heart Happiness January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Love Card idea Michelle Gleeson StampinUp SU

The second card followed the same formula. The small cluster of hearts was stamped with Crumb Cake ink on the Crumb Cake card stock. You can see the hearts are more pronounced. The Real Red scallop circle is from the Layering Circles Framelits. The heart was stamped in Real Red ink and is also in the Heart Happiness stamp set. This heart coordinates with the Sweet and Sassy Framelits and was cut with a die. It was adorned with small pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels. The sentiment is also from Blooming’ Love. A small bow was added using 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer Ribbon.

Stampin Up Heart Happiness January 2018 Pals Blog Hop Love Card Michelle Gleeson StampinUp SU

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on February 14, 2018. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme Crafts
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  6. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  15. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  18. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  21. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  22. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  23. Kat Chancellor at Stamp ART Connection
  24. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  25. Lisa Milligan at Stampin’ Made Simple


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!








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!