Painted Autumn Birthday Greetings

Stampin UP Painted Autumn DSP, Avery Elle Handwritten Notes, Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Today I am showcasing another design from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. This is one of two designs with a larger print. I did not find it too overpowering for my sentiment.

The base of my card is Crushed Curry (4 1/4″ x 5 1/5″) and then I mounted the DSP (3″ x 41/4″) onto a piece of Early Espresso card stock 93 1/4″ x 4 1/2″). I think it anchors the larger print beautifully.

Stampin UP Painted Autumn DSP, Avery Elle Handwritten Notes Birthday card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment was created by cutting out two “happy”‘s with a non-SU framelit in Very Vanilla card stock. I glued them together and pressed the word into my Versamark ink pad and then sprinkled with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I heat set it and then repeated the the process two more times to get a smooth and rich finish on the word. The word “birthday” was also heat embossed in gold onto Early Espresso card stock. The image is from Avery Elle Handwritten Notes. I used my exacto knife and a straight edge ruler to cut out the word.

I added a few Key Lime Nuvo Jewel drops for texture and shine.

Stampin UP Painted Autumn DSP Painted Harvest stamp set Birthday card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The inside of the card was stamped using the new Painted Harvest Photopolymer stamp set. GORGEOUS set to work with. Again I used Crushed Curry and Early Espresso.

Stampin UP Painted Autumn DSP, Avery Elle Handwritten Notes, Birthday card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope you enjoyed another sneak peek of this stunning suite. I have one more card to show you from my crafty time last weekend. Stop back on Thursday!

Michelle

 

Hello Fall!

Stampin Up Painted Autumn DSP Merry Cafe Coffee Cups Framelits Thinking of You Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Here in Southwest Florida we are truly in the dog days of summer. This is when the heat is the most oppressive and we all look forward to cooler days ahead. So when my pre-order items arrived on Friday with new items from SU Holiday catalog I knew I had to play with them.

I predict the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper will be a huge hit from the holiday catalog. It has smaller prints that are easy to work with.

I always love when Stampin’ Up! gives us additional products to work with products we already have and they did just that with the new Merry Cafe stamp set to coordinate with the Coffee Cafe Framelits. For all those Pumpkin Spice fans this stamp set is for you. i stamped the sentiment onto Kraft card stock in Tangerine Tango, sprinkled it wth clear embossing powder and heat set it for a bit of shine and texture. ♥

A bit of linen thread provides the finishing touch and adds to the rustic fall feel of the card.

Stampin Up Painted Autumn DSP Merry Cafe Coffee Cups Framelits Thinking of You card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I hope you are inspired to pull out your craft supplies and get a bit inky. Come back on Tuesday for another sneak peek at the Painted Autumn DSP. Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle

So Many Shells For You

Before I get to my card I want to thank the design team over at Freshly Made Sketches for naming me the Queen of Clean last week for my card Time To Celebrate. If you missed it you can see it here. This card was created for my best friend in Chicago. Last week I flew to Chicago to surprise her and hand deliver her card. It was so much fun. #noregrets

Stampin Up Masculine Card idea So Many Shells Stampinup SU

Let’s get to the card. It has a masculine lean with the Dapper Denim crackle designs from the Color Theory DSP stack. The shells are from the So Many Shells Photopolymer Stamp Set. This set has wonderful sentiments as well as beautiful shells. The shells are created using a two-step stamping. The top shell was stamped in Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride and the bottom shell Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake. The For You sentiment is from the same set.

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So Many Shells
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I love the font in this set. Here is another card I created using one of the sentiments from this set.

Stampin Up So Many Shells Color Theory DSP Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This card makes me think about sitting with gal pals on the beach and chatting the day away. This card uses Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tempting Turquoise with Dapper Denim and Soft Suede.

I hope I inspired you today with the So Many Shells stamp set.

Cheers,

Michelle

 

Inspired Thank You’s

Stampin Up Foil Frenzy You Move Me Flourish Thinlits Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

My card was inspired by the Global Design Project Challenge 096 and Michelle Last’s design. I am not entering the challenge rather using as inspiration.

I created three versions of this card using three of the four  colors in the Foil Frenzy DSP. As you have seen I am loving this paper. I think it adds a bit of bling without being overwhelming.

The Foil Frenzy DSP was cut using the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Then I used a pieces of coordinating card stock an 1/8″ larger. One of my favorite things about SU is that all their products coordinate!

Stampin Up Soft Sky Foil Frenzy You Move Me Flourish Thinlits Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The Soft Sky version is on a Whisper White note card while the Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst versions are on Very Vanilla note cards.

The butterfly is from the Move Me Thinlits. This butterfly fits in the square perfectly. The decorative detail is from the Flourish Thinlits.

Stampin Up Berry Burst Foil Frenzy You Move Me Flourish Thinlits Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I used these cards to send thank you’s to three virtual colleagues. I think these will put a smile on their faces.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle