Lovely Inside & Out

Stampin Up Lovely Inside and Out Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU Right at Home Script Greeting die

I am giddy with this color combination Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist with a splash of Crushed Curry.

The Lovely Inside and Out stamp set has a modern flair with bold sentiments and whimsical background stamps. It was one of the first stamp sets I ordered from the annual catalog.

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Lovely Inside & Out
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I brought design elements to the inside of the card as well. The sentiments used on the inside are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer stamp set.

Stampin Up Lovely Inside and Out Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU Right at Home Script Greeting dies

The splashes of Crushed Curry on the front of the card are a combination of It’s My Party Enamel Dots (retired) and the “dots” stamp from the new Painted Harvest Photopolymer stamp set. The enamel dots add dimension and shine to the card.

Stampin Up Lovely Inside and Out Birthday card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU Right at Home Script Greeting die

The sentiment is from Right at Home Script Greetings Dies. The dies have two pieces for each word in the sent. An outline and the detailed word.  I cut the outline in Vellum card stock and the word in Basic Black that was mounted on the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. I cut the detailed word three times and layered each word on the other to give greater depth to the word on the card.

Stampin Up Lovely Inside and Out Birthday card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU Right at Home Script Greeting die

Of course I carried over the fun design to the envelope. I think it creates anticipation for the recipient to see the card on the inside.

I love hearing your comments. Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

Monday Morning & Coffee – The Perfect Blend

Stampin Up Coffee Break DSP Sugar Pea Design The Perfect Blend Coffee Addict Thinking of You card idea Michelle Gleeson

If you are like me the weekends fly by seeming like it is Monday morning in the blink of an eye. I am an early riser and the first thing I do is grab my cup of coffee. This is a cherished bit of quiet before my day begins.

The background for today’s card is SU Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, isn’t fun? The stamp set is from Sugar Pea Designs and it’s called Coffee Addict. I got to meet the owner and creator of Sugar Pea Designs in April which makes using her stamps even more fun and rewarding. After stamping the coffee cup and steam in Early Espresso onto Soft Sky card stock I used my Paper Snips to cut it out. I used a Blender Pen to add a bit of dimension to the cup and used my Watercolor Pencils (Early Espresso and Black) for the coffee in the cup. The steaming cup of coffee was then mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Sugar Pea Designs The Perfect Blend Coffee Addict Thinking of You Michelle Gleeson

The inside has the perfect sentiment from Sugar Pea Designs stamp set called The Perfect Blend.

The Urban Dictionary defines Adulting (v): to do grown up things and hold responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grown ups. I never knew we needed a term for this. I thought it was just growing up and never thought of it in a negative manner. I do chuckle at this because it is hard sometimes!

Stampin Up Coffee Break DSP Sugar Pea Designs The Perfect Blend Coffee Addict Thinking of You card Michelle Gleeson

Of course I added more Coffee Break DSP to the envelope flat to coordinate with the card.

I hope you have a GREAT Monday and may you get to enjoy your coffee in quiet.

Michelle

 

 

 

Merry Little Birthday Wishes for TTTC011

Stampin Up Background Bits Big on Birthdays Merry Little Christmas DSP TTTC011 Birthday card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I love the options available in this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge grid.

I chose the bottom row – Leaf, Free, Splatter. I decided to use the leaf pattern from the upcoming Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, available September 1st as the background to my card. I splattered Gold Wink of Stella (retired but available at big box stores) all over the base of the card.

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Then I brought in Fresh Fig to coordinate with the Old Olive leaves. I created a 2″ x 5 1/4″ panel of Fresh Fig and layered a piece of Color Theory DSP 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.Then I wrapped 1/8″ Fresh Fig Sheer Ribbon around the panel and drew it together with another piece of ribbon and tied a bow.

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The panel was mounted to the base of the card with Stampin’ Dimentionals. The flowers from the Background Bits stamp set were stamped using Stampin’Write Markers onto Whisper White card stock. The stamped image and Old Olive card stock were cropped using the Layered Circle Framelits the glued onto a Fresh Fig circle cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This was then mounted with dimensionals to the panel on the card.

The happy birthday sentiment stamped in Basic Black Archival ink is from Big on Birthdays and was cropped using a non-SU banner framelit then glued onto the circle.

Stampin Up Background Bits Big on Birthdays TTTC011 Birthday card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Since I had no idea where I was going with this when I started I am very happy with the result. Sometimes you just need to start creating…

I hope I inspired you to play along with the Tic Tac Toe challenge as well.

Michelle

 

The Elegance of Flourish Thinlits

Stampin Up Daisy Delight DSP Flourish Thinlits Stitched Shapes Framelits Symaphty card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Stampin’ Up!’s Flourish Thinlits provide an elegant backdrop to this clean and simple sympathy card.

The colors used are Certain Celery (retired), Old Olive and Very Vanilla.

Side note: When I was a new demonstrator I did not understand that colors were retired. I loved Certain Celery so I purchased two packages of card stock only to find out a few weeks later the color was retiring. While I don’t like to feature items that are retired I knew you could easily see how you can substitute your favorite color palette using this design. 

I used the new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets when I created  the Flourish Thinlits. If you have not used them before it is super easy…You take the adhesive sheet and adhere it to your card stock. Then you place your thinlit on the card stock and run it through your Big Shot like you normally do. Only now when you want to place the die cut onto your project you simply peel away the adhesive backing and add it to your project without the mess of glue! The only issue I have is remembering to use it, old habits die hard.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Jar of Love Sympahty card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SUYou can see I added a piece from the Flourish thinlits to the inside of the card and added flowers from the SU Jar of Love stamp set and coordinating dies.

The sentiment on the front and inside of the card are from the My Favorite Things – Deepest Sympathy stamp set.

The sentiment on the front was cut out with a Stitched Shapes Framelit. Then mounted on an oval cut from Certain Celery with the Layering Ovals Framelits and that was mounted to an Old Olive Stitched Oval Framelit. The Ovals were mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits Sympahty Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Pearl Basic Jewels are the finishing touch to beautiful and elegant sympathy card.

It is going to my sister-in-law who just lost her brother. To protect the pearls I will add a piece of card stock that I embossed with a textured embossing folder. Embossing the card stock just adds a bit more flair than just adding the card stock.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post.

Michelle