Thursday, August 27, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Tulip Wreath

Hi!  Just a quick post today . . . thought I'd do a throwback Thursday post and share a tulip wreath I created using a small embroidery hoop as the base, decorated with flowers cut with the Tulip Builder Punch (I used 4 punched pieces glued together) and Small Bloom Punch from some fun designer paper available during Sale-a-Bration:

Couldn't resist adding a butterfly from the Positive Thoughts stamp set, pearl flower centers, and some fun ribbon (Polka Dot Tulle  and Old Olive/Pretty Peacock Reversible Ribbon), too!  

Hope you are having a great day!  Thanks for visiting!

- Michelle

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Pressed Wildflower Note Cards

Happy Tuesday!  This spring and summer, as I wnas doing some cleaning up of flower beds and our garden, I decided to try pressing some of the little wildflowers I found.  I used either Watercolor paper or Thick Whisper White for the pressed pieces, and ran that through my Big Shot.  (This technique is called Duoprinting with Chlorophyl, and there's a link to the tutorial plus you can see some other cards I made with it a few year back in this blog post).

I cut some of my prints with die cuts and added to note cards to create this set:

A little easier to see here, on this next card, but I also stamped and fussy cut some of the little flower images in the Lovely You set to add as embellishments:

This card also has some stamped and die cut images and a greeting from the Forever Fern Bundle.  The gold leaves are from the Forever Gold Laser Specialty Die Cut Paper.

I also used a piece from the Forever Gold Laser Specialty paper on the next card:

The greeting is from the Blossoms in Bloom bundle, which I also used on the next cards:


Hope you enjoyed these! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Have a Hoot Meets My Wonderful Family Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Happy Tuesday!  Today is a big day for Stampin' Up! news.  The August - December Catalog is live today, as is the new Stampin' Up! online store!  

I've still been working on catching up on my Paper Pumpkin kits, so thought it would be fun to share some of the cards I created with the My Wonderful Family Kit from April 2020, including some that include images stamped and die cut with the Have a Hoot Bundle.  I also worked in a stamped image here and there from the June 2020 Sending Sunshine kit.

Here are the cards:

In creating these, I took inspiration from cards I'd been saving on my Pinterest Board for this kit, which you can see by clicking this link.  

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!  And, don't forget to check out the new catalog in the new online store here!

- Michelle

Friday, July 31, 2020

Fabulous Friends Friday: SUper Friends July Card Swap!

Happy Friday!!!  Hope you've had a great week.   It has been a busy one here, but I've been managing to work in some stamping -- I've almost finished a Paper Pumpkin kit from last July!  Well, technically two kits, which may be why it is taking me so long to finish creating everything I'd like to make with it.  :)  

Anyway, it is another Fabulous Friends Friday, and this time I have some gorgeous cards to share with you from members of my SUper Friends demonstrator group (please let me know if you are interested in more information about the group -- we'd love to have you join us!).  This was a new catalog card swap, so each card features a stamp set or other products from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog.

Kallien was our swap hostess, and she gave each of us this fun chocolate-filled mini treat box, made with a piece of the Flowers for Every Season Designer Paper and tag created with stamps and die from the Nothing's Better Than Bundle:

Here's the lovely card Kallien created for the swap, with the Painted Poppies Bundle:

Here's the inside of the card, where Kallien used one of the Ornate Layers Dies to create a beautiful spot to leave a message:

Agnes also used the Ornate Layers Dies as part of her fun fold card, along with the fantastic designer paper, stamps, ribbon and more from the Ornate Garden Suite Collection:


Connie created her fabulous card using the Boho Indigo Product Medley:

Judy-Ann created this awesome shaker card, using the Pattern Play Bundle:

For my card, I (again!) used the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle:

Here are all the cards and goodies from this swap together:

So enjoyed creating and seeing what everyone created for this swap!!!  Great fun!  Thanks to Kallien for hosting and to her and the other SUper Friends who participated for their amazing creations!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog!  Hope you are inspired to create some fabulous projects of your own!

- Michelle

Friday, July 24, 2020

Fabulous Friends Friday: Marvelous Marlene Cards and More!

Happy Friday!!!  Hope you are having a fabulous day!  I have some amazing artwork to share with you today from my marvelously talented friend Marlene!   Thought it would be extra appropriate to share something from Marlene today, as this week marks the fifth anniversary of when Marlene and I met in person at a Stampin' Up! Convention -- we'd been swapping for some time before that, but it was great to meet, visit, and swap in person!!!!

First up is Marlene's card using the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle (I'm not the only one having fun with it! :) )  The beautiful designer series paper in Bumblebee is from the Flowers for Every Season Pack and I love how it coordinates with the black and brass grid design from the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper:

The bumblebee element on the card is attached with a wobble element, so it shakes and moves.   

Here's the beautiful inside of the card: 

The next card has a fun kite element on the front that opens. Marlene was inspired by Debbie Henderson's cards here.  The designer paper on the kite and the coordinating envelope is from the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper:

Isn't the kite tail adorable, too?!

Marlene also created this amazing Double Z Fold Wiper Card using the Flowers for Every Season Suite Collection:

Here's a fun fold alternative Marlene created using supplies from the May 2020 A Kit in Color Paper Pumpkin kit:

Marlene's swap also included some fabulous 3D treats!  Marlene created this box of sunshine using the July 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit and one of the new mini Paper Pumpkin boxes:

Inside was filled with yummy lemon Jordan almonds:

Last, but not least, Marlene dressed up a colorful Salt Water Taffy baker's box and bonus bag with Artistry Blooms Designer Paper and perfectly coordinating Tricolor Ribbon:

Aren't these so much fun!!!  Thanks so much, Marlene, for sharing your wonderful works of heart!!!  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!