A Birthday Set With Cool Treats

Hi friends! How are you?

Today’s project is a sweet little birthday set I created with the Cool Treats Bundle.

Aren’t these little 3D strawberries just the cutest?

The Cool Treats Bundle comes with 36 adorable stamps and 17 dies: (Click on the image below for more info.)

 

Have you had a chance to play with the Cool Treats Bundle? Which of the stamps and matching dies is your favorite? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

P.S.

A sincere thanks to everyone who has been checking on my son. He has had four treatments of plasmapheresis and started talking again after 12 days of being unable to speak. He has one more treatment tomorrow and then they hope to send him home!

A Wedding Card With Sunshine Sayings

Sunshine Sayings Card 2 Stampin365.com

Hello friends, how are you today? Here is a simple wedding card I created for one of my team members who got married a few weeks ago. Congratulations, Emmy Erwin!

Sunshine Sayings Card Stampin365.com

Recognize the design? It’s one I created for our Stamp of the Month Club. I am so excited for club members because the Sunshine Sayings stamp set is one you will find yourself reaching for again and again. It comes with the perfect sentiments for the inside of your cards, too.

Sunshine Sayings Card 3 Stampin365.com

Stampin’ Tips:

  • For a personal touch, this card can easily be made in the wedding colors.
  • When cutting out the thinlets, the Precision Base Plate is a must.
  • After running the dies through your Big Shot, use the Die Brush to easily remove your cutouts.
  • Add a bit of sparkle to the word and the flower with Clear Wink of Stella.
  • Don’t forget about the Designer Series Paper Stacks. They are a great value and add the perfect touch to all you projects, including your 12 x 12 scrapbook pages.

Stampin’ Supplies: (click on any image below for easy, secure, online ordering.)

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I love sharing card ideas with you.

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

P.S.

Many of you have sent heartfelt thoughts and prayers for our youngest and his surgery- thank you! It has been a difficult recovery, but last night he sleep all night for the first time since the surgery last Tuesday. Hooray! He has one more week of not being able to get up and he is only three, so if you think of us, say a little prayer!

Also, for those of you keeping track of our daughter’s heart condition, she has open heart surgery scheduled for the 5th of August. Your thoughts and prayers would be very much appreciated for a successful surgery and smooth recovery time, thank you!

Free Stuff: Big Day Stamp Set

Big Day Card www.stampin365

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing, with oodles of free stamp sets to choose from. This card was made with free stamps, ribbon, and blendability markers. Three cheers fro free stampin’ supplies!

This is one of the cards we will be making in my cards and cupcakes class this Friday evening.

Here is the recipe:

Supply List

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Sale-A-Bration is so much fun. Now through March 31st, for every $50 you spend, you get to choose a free item.

 

Click on the image below to see all of the fabulous free choices (Free items available until March 31st or while supplies last.):
 Sale-A-Bration 2015
And click on this image to see the Occasion Catalog (Products available until June 2, 2015 or while supplies last.):
Occasions Catalog 2015

 

This Sale-A-Bration has been incredibly popular, and many items are running low, so take advantage of this fabulous sale today!

 
Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

For All Things- Not Just for Fall!

For All Things

Versatile stamp sets are a wonderful addition to any stamper’s collection, and the “For All Things” stamp set is just that. At first glance, it appears to be limited to only the fall season, and I made some lovely fall cards with this set, but the creative possibilities don’t stop when fall is over. Today, I chose spring colors and added tiny flowers, pearls, and crochet trim for a feminine, cheerful look.

For All Things 2

This lovely set from the Holiday catalog will only be available until January 5th, but it can easily be use throughout the year for a variety of occasions.

Here is a supply list, including the stamp set. Click on any item for easy, secure online shopping.

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

Blended Bloom

Blossom Card

For today’s card, I used the gorgeous “blended bloom” stamp. I am so in love with this stamp! It was designed to go with the new blendabilities markers, but it can be used so many other fun ways, as well! Although I did not submit it, this was one of five cards I created with this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 147 J

Tips: I embossed the blended bloom stamp in white and then sponged on the ink with daubers. The leaves where folded in half and run through the Big Shot with the woodgrain texture. (A technique I learned from the talented Frenchie at Frenchiestamps.) The splatter effect was done with a stamp from the old Paper Pumpkin welcome kit, but the same effect could be achieved with the gorgeous grunge stamp set. (You can ink a smaller portion of the stamp by just applying ink to one corner.) Dimensionals help the flag and banner pop off the page.

Supplies:

You can shop for these and other fabulous Stampin’ Up! products with me 24/7 here and your items will be shipped straight to your door!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

Golden

50th Card

Recently, I ran in to a dear couple who mentioned they are about to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Fifty Years! What a beautiful testimony to the love of two people. This card is in honor of their special day.

Tips:

I watched several tutorials on how to make these ribbon roses, so I’m not sure who to give the credit to, but this is so fun to make! Simply cut satin ribbon at one inch intervals and then use your heat tool to melt the edges. Once the edges were melted, I used the silicone craft sheet and hot glue, starting at the outside and working towards the center to form the rose. Be careful not to burn your fingers! For the antique brad, it started out silver, so I embossed it in gold with a versa mark pad and gold embossing powder. The branches were made with gold glimmer paper and the bird builder punch.

Supplies:

You can shop for these and other fabulous Stampin’ Up! products 24/7, 365 days a year with me here, and the products will be shipped straight to your door!

In this world full of suffering, today I celebrate a love that has lasted. May you, dear reader, know this golden love.

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

For You

For You Card

Today’s card incorporates one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! products (I know, I say just about every Stampin’ Up! product is my favorite), but one of my favorite favorites, is the antique brads. They add a gorgeous, vintage touch to any project.  For this card, I stuck with simple because I liked the way the brad stands out and echoes the round “For You” stamp. Here is a close up:

For you Card Close Up

And the very best thing about this card? The ribbon is a clearance item, normally $6.95 and on sale for $2.79! Yippee!

Directions:

The card is 51/2″ by 41/4″. Run the front only through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder. Punch the hole in the card front using the 1-3/8″ circle punch. Stamp the “For You” sentiment and then punch it out with the 1-3/4″ circle punch. Using dimensionals cut in half, adhere the “For you” sentiment to the inside of the front cover, centered in the circle. Stamp the itty bitty “Thank You” banner and run it through the Big Shot with the matching framelit. Attach the “Thank You” banner with dimensionals. Tie the bow. Then use the piercing tool and piercing mat to pierce through the center of the bow and the card front. Attach the brad. The back of the brad will be inside the card. To cover up the back of the brad, adhere a piece of 51/4″ by 4″ whisper white cardstock on the inside front cover.

Supplies:

You can shop for  fabulous Stampin’ Up! products with me 24/7 here.

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

Everything Eleanor

Everything Eleanor

One of my favorite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets is called Everything Eleanor. It has been on my wish list for awhile now, and when I saw that it was in the new catalog, I had to order it. It did not disappoint! I love the delicate blossoms and large background stamp, and who can resist adding a little bird? Here is a close up view:

Everything Eleanor Close Up

The blossom was stamped twice, cut out, and put back together with a dimensional.  The little leaves are from the bird builder punch and the doily was tinted with Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber. The banner ends were made with my square punch, sponge daubed with the blushing bride ink, and then it was given life by gently pulling a bone folder along the ends. For the card base, the background was stamped first, and then it went through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.

Supplies:

 

 
To order fabulous Stampin’ Up! products, you can use the links above or shop with me online 24/7 here.  Don’t forget Stampin’ Up! offers a generous rewards program. For example, if you spend $150, you receive $25 worth of free products of your choice!  The more you spend, the more free products you earn.  And, if you’re a paper crafting fanatic like I am, you can sign up to become a demonstrator and earn an automatic 20% off all of your personal purchases, along with income from your sales.  Contact me if you are interested in learning more, I would love to speak with you!
 
Happy stampin’ friends!
 
Michelle