A Spring Garden for Easter

Stampin Up Penned & Painted Another Thank You card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

Happy Easter!

I am disappointed that the Penned & Painted Photopolymer Stamp Set is retiring. You can bet it will remain in my stamp collection for years to come.

The color palette I used is:

Rich Razzleberry
Sweet Sugarplum
Always Artichoke
Old Olive

It is rich and earthy. Sweet Sugarplum is my least favorite color in the pink/purple family but I do like it paired with Rich Razzleberry.

Stampin Up Another Thank You Penned & Painted Thank you card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

I used a retired stamp set – Another Thank You – for the sentiment. I love the font for this stamp and it remains on my crafting table for easy access when I need a quick thank you. I took a piece of scrap paper and stamped the sentiment and then folded the strip around the corner of the card. I like how it turned out.

Stampin Up Penned and Painted Another Thank you Thank you card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

I stamped a flower in the bottom right corner of on the inside of my card as well. Can you see it peeking out of the bottom corner?

I hope you have a lovely Easter and may your blessings be many.





Sneak Peek – Eastern Beauty Stamp Set

Stampin Up Eastern Beauty Stamp Set Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I LOVE this new stamp set. It is called Eastern Beauty. It has coordinating dies called Eastern Medallion Thinlits. You will swoon for these as well.

Here is the stamp set:

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set

At first you might be underwhelmed but look at how I used the three dots, the spray of dots and the flower to create the unique design for this card. And the fonts are fabulous! I had so much fun playing with the different elements to create several different cards.

Stampin Up Eastern Beauty Just a Note Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I love how the spray of dots connect to create a circle to frame the flower.  I used a NEW In-Color called Fresh Fig for the flower and the dots within the flower. I added Nuvo Crystal Drops to each dot for glossy raised texture to each dot.

Stampin Up Eastern Beauty Fresh Fig Pear Pizazz Crushed Curry Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I was having so much fun I had to decorate the inside of the card as well. You can see the Fresh Fig better in this photo.

Stampin Up Eastern Beauty Fresh Fig Note card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Today the new catalog is released to demonstrators along with the retired catalog list. I am excited to see what other must have items Stampin’ Up! has come up with.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek!



Simple Saturday for GDP #81

Stampin Up GDP81 Florish Thinlits Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Hello♥ and happy Saturday. It is absolutely beautiful here in Southwest Florida and we are relishing it. We know the hot and humid summer is not far away.

I create this card for the Global DesignProject Challenge #81, This week is a color challenge;

GDP81 I chose Calypso Coral as my Free Choice for the challenge.

Stampin Up GDP81 Flourish Thinlits Dies Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The center design element was created using the Flourish Thinlits Dies border die. Then I added to 1/2″ strips of Calypso Coral card stock to balance on either side of the die cut.

I love the sentiment font from a non-SU set called Hello 2016. I did cover the heart with glue from the Fine Tip Glue which created a glossy finish when it was dry. The sentiment was cropped using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. And a piece of Calypso Coral Thick Baker’s Twine provides the finishing touch.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Dies GDP81 Calypso Coral Mcihelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope you have a fabulous day and that I inspired you to create something for someone special.


Swirly Bird Birthday Card

Stampin Up Swirly Bird Pop of Pink DSP Birthday card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup

The Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set was flooding Pinterest and Instagram when it first came out. As with many things then our attention gets diverted to newer products and it falls off the radar. It remains one of my favorite sets.

The backdrop for the card is from Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. This DSP is a classic with a Black, White and Melon Mambo color palette. Here I combined the black and white striped pattern with Flirty Flamingo.

The Flirty Flamingo panel is 2 1/5″ x 5 1/5″. Then the Whisper White panel is 2 1/4″ x 5 1/5″. The horizontal stripe is from Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape. Then I stamped the swirly flower in Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo in a random pattern and added leaves with Wild Wasabi ink.

Stampin Up Pop of Pink DSP Swirly Bird Stamp Set Birthday card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The Flirty Flamingo 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon is wrapped around the Whisper White panel then mounted to the Flirty Flamingo card stock with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is from Sunshine Sayings stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Crafting!