Floral Art Birthday

It has been a while since I have posted. That does not mean I have not been crafting! We took a trip to Napa Valley California for two weeks in May and since then time has been flying by.

This card is for an old colleague whose birthday is around the corner. I love this flower from Altanew Floral Art. It is a multi-step stamp that always produces a beautiful result. The flower was stamped in Stampin’ Up! Petal Pink and new Terracotta Tile.

The background was stamped in Gray Graphite using the Altanew Pinstripes stamp set.

The vellum leaves add texture without taking away from the focal point. They were cut using Stampin’ Up! Frosted Bouquet Frameltis.

The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! Perennial Birthday stamp set. A few sequins and Gray Graphite ribbon are the finishing touches.

Congratulations Grad!

It is graduation season and I wanted to share a couple of graduation cards I created.

The card above is for our niece who just graduated from high school and his heading to Notre Dame this Fall. I created the ND logo by printing the logo and then using my Scan n’ Cut to cut it out and hand cutting the inner pieces. Then I cut it out again a bit larger in Gold Foil card stock. I am ticketed with the result.

This card is for my BFF’s son who is headed to University of Colorado in Boulder. Both cards were inspired by Cathy Zielske’s card.

It is fun to celebrate these young people who are tomorrows leaders. The future looks brighter.

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Birthday Cheer

A fun 4 1/4″ square birthday card using the NEW In-Color Pretty Peacock. It pairs beautifully with Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party.

Here I created frames using the Stitched Shapes Dies. The sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday (retiring at midnight tonight) was heat embossed in White on Basic Black card stock and cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.

The present from Birthday Cheer (retiring at midnight tonight) is colored using Stampin’ Blends and then cut out with using my Scan n’ Cut. A few rhinestones add the finishing touch.

The inside sentiment is from Penny Black called Special Sentiments.

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Mail Drop Birthday Card

Concord and 9th Mail Drop Bundle Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson

Today’s card features Concord & 9th’s new Mail Drop Bundle. This is such a clever bundle allowing you to easily create an interactive card. My card is not interactive but it gives the feel of movement with the note coming out of the little envelope.

Concord and 9th Mail Drop Bundle Birthday Card Idea Michelle Gleeson

This card is going to a crafty friend who is perfecting her Copic coloring with each day that goes by. The background was stamped with one of the stamps in the set and then colored with Petal Pink and Soft Seaform. A soft look and hard to capture in the sunlight.

Concord and 9th Mail Drop Bundle Birthday Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson

And then on the inside is another sentiment from the same stamp set which sings Happy Birthday to the recipient.

Wherever you are, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.