Four Feathers for a Happy Birthday

Stampin Up Pattern Party Masks Four Feathers Bundle Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This card was created with a retired stamp set and coordinating dies called Four Feathers. It was inspired by a SU Artisan Design Team member using the current Feather Together Stamp Set.

I love the color combination – Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla.

Using one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and a sponge dauber I created the diamond background. This is pool party ink on pool party card stock; it creates a soft subtle background.

The very vanilla panel is 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ and was randomly stamped with the feathers then layered onto a 2″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Tranquil Tide card stock.

Stampin Up Pattern Party Masks Four Feathers Bundle Birthday card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Layering Circle Framelits create the focal point. I tucked a piece of Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon (retired) behind the circle which was mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimentionals. A small banner was created from Color Theory DSP for a splash of color. And the sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. This is one of the most versatile birthday stamp sets. It is really my go-to stamp set for birthday cards recently.

A few droplets of Nuvo Crystal Drops or Crystal Effects add some shine.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Happy Crafting,


Creating a Wow Affect with Embossing Paste

 Stampin Up Embossing Paste Stencils Washi Tape Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I am sitting in the airport on my way to Chicago to help our youngest son move. He is entering his senior year and moving from the Fraternity house to a single family house he will be sharing with several of his Frat brothers. So this post will be quick.

I created this card using Stampin’ Up! Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Nuvo Mother of Pearl Embossing Mousse. ♥ I used retired Washi Tape along the left side and then added 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Ribbon in Peekaboo Peach for a splash of color. The panel was then mounted to a Calypso Coral card base.

The tag and sentiment are from the Wood Words Bundle. Sweet and simple embossed in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

Stampin Up Stencils Washi Tape Peekaboo Peach Ribbon Embossing Paste Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SUHere is a closer look at the embossing on the card. I love the texture and shimmer.

I hope you have a great long weekend and find some time to create.


Floral Cover Die for TTTC012

TTTC012 Altenew Floral Cover Die A and B Sympahty card idea Michelle Gleeson

A quick post this morning to share a card I created for a friend who recently lost her mom. I decided to use the Tic Tac Toe Challenge board as my inspiration, here is the board.

I chose to play the bottom row across – Die cut, Sentiment and floral.

The card design is simple and dramatic in black and white. My friend is artistic and a classic movie fan so I thought the striking black, white and grey were perfect.

The floral design was created using the Altenew Floral Cover Die A and B. I adhered Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to my card stock and then cut out each of the dies. Then you simply layer them one on top of the other.

TTTC012 Altenew Floral Cover Die A and B Sympahty card ideas Michelle Gleeson

The sentiment is a Verve stamp called Deepest Sympathy. I have had it for some time and just love the flourish font style. I stamped it in SU Basic Black Archival ink and heat embossed with Clear Emboss powder for a shiny and textured finish. A few Nuvo Simply White Crystal Drops provide the finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by!


Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop – Thank You Theme

Welcome to the Blog Hop for August 2017. This month our theme is “thank you”.  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – StampinMojo Michelle Gleeson 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. At the moment you are visiting StampinMojo.

Stampin Up Remarkable You Inkbig Blog Hop Color Theory DSP Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Sometimes a clean and simple card is all you need to convey your thanks. Here I used the Remarkable You stamp set. The large floral images are stunning all on their own. A piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper provides an interesting backdrop without overpowering the image.

To color the images I used my Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Write Markers and my Aqua Painter. The colors used were Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, and Daffodil Delight. The flower was stamped on a separate piece of Watercolor Paper, colored and then cut out with my Paper Snips. It is a super easy image to fussy cut. A few Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to mount the flower on the card.

Stampin up Remarkable You Watercolor Pencils Inkbig Blog Hop Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment from the Remarkable You stamp set was masked to isolate the I’m so grateful portion of the sentiment. Droplets of Crystal Effects and a small bow of Natural (Gold) Trim provide the finishing touches.

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 Michelle Gleeson, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.