Love & Hugs for FMS #366

FMS #366 Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage Sweet and Sassy Heat Dies Love Cards Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I am finally posting after a brief hiatus. Over the past several months I have been working on a major financial transaction at work. Crafting has been my solace but after a  non-stop day on my computer I could not bring myself to create a post. I needed less screen time and more paper and ink time. I hope I did not lose too many of you.

When I saw the Freshly Made Sketch Design Team Call I knew it was time to jump back onto my blog. I was on the Pals Design Team for several years and really miss the weekly responsibility to post. (Crazy right?) I was also a designer for Mary Fish for a year and loved that as well. I really want to say Pick me, Pick me!

Let’s get to my project.

Here is the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:

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I used the slat design as the inspiration for my banner flags. And then decided to go with a Valentines theme rather than a Christmas theme for the shape.

FMS #366 Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage Sweet and Sassy Heat Dies Love Card Idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment is from Stampin’ Up! Ribbon of Courage stamp set. The DSP for the banner flags is retired. The Hearts are from the SU Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies.

FMS #366 Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage Sweet and Sassy Heat Dies Love Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

You may see the banners are mounted on Smoky Slate card stock. The first version of this card was on Smoky Slate card stock that I had spritzed with Shimmer Paint and Alcohol. While the shimmer was stunning I could not pick it up in the photo sooo I snipped the center piece and remounted it on Thick Whisper White card stock. Honestly I like it better and the Smoky Slate (with the shimmer) adds a great design element.

Nothing is ever a disaster when designing; it just means you need to keep designing!

FMS #366 Stampin Up Ribbon of Courage Sweet and Sassy Heat Dies Love Cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

It is great to be sharing my creativity with you again. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for stopping by.

Michelle

Casing an Artisan Rock Star

Stampin Up Stitched All Around CASEd card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I fell in love with a card created by Elizabeth Price, an extraordinary artist and Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team member. I  used her card to inspire the card above which I created for a colleague.

Here is Elizabeth’s card:

E. Price IG

You can click here to see her original post.

My card used the color palette and several elements that her card had and they look very different. I hope to try to replicate her card at some point.

Do you have a favorite designer who you enjoy CAS’ing? I would love to hear from you.

Michelle

 

Super Simple Sunday – Milestone Moments

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I have a super simple card for you today using product from the annual catalog, holiday catalog and something retired.    I made this card for a colleague who retired a week ago. She worked in another office and due to my schedule I did not get to personally say goodbye. So I created a fun card to express my appreciation and wish her luck.

The card base is Gray Granite followed by a layer of Basic Black card stock. The star of the show is the Broadway Bound DSP – Gray Granite, Basic Black and Gold confetti makes it whimsical yet classy. Then I tied the Whisper White Polka Dot tulle Ribbon around the layers before adhering to the card base.

Stampin Up Broadway Bound DSP Falling for Leaves Milestone Moments Congratulations cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment is from Milestone Moments stamp set (retired). I hung onto this set for the special sentiments such as happy retirement. I used the square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the rectangle. Then I cut a piece of Gold Foil card stock 1/8″ larger than the sentiment piece. A few Silver Metallic Pearls were added for additional glam.

Stampin Up Broadway Bound DSP Falling for Leaves Milestone Moments Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The inside sentiment is from the new Falling For Leaves stamp set. It was the perfect message.

Thanks for stopping by for a little dose of crafting inspiration.

Michelle

 

Tropical Chic Birthday Greetings

Stampin Up Tropical Chic Bundle Tropical Escape DSP Birthday Card ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

This card is for a colleague who was raised in Florida and loves all things tropical. The inspiration for my card came from the TGIF Challenge this week.

I used the greenery as my circle with the banner overlaying on the focal point. A few sequins add the finishing touch.

Stampin Up Tropical Chic Bundle Tropical Escape DSP Birthday Card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

I brought the theme inside the card and the envelope flap as well. Hey as long as everything is still on the table why not?

Stampin Up Tropical Chic Bundle Tropical Escape DSP Birthday Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SUThanks for stopping by!

Michelle