Sunday, May 30, 2021

Masculine Themed Blog Hop


Welcome to the Masculine Themed Blog Hop- a collection of ideas from Stampin' Up! demonstrators featuring masculine themed creations. 

I needed a birthday card for my father and decided that the Stampin' Up! Enjoy the Moment  stamp set would be a great combination with an Evening Evergreen color scheme.  I decided to keep everything in earth tones to match my Dad's personality.  My nickname for him is Plant Man! 



I used some of the striped Pansy Petal Designer Series Paper at the bottom of my card front and matted that on Evening Evergreen cardstock.  Then I  stamped on a piece of an Evening Evergreen Ombre Gift Bag with Evening Evergreen ink and layered that behind the diagonal pieces.  I cut a label using the Tasteful Label dies and then stamped my sentiment and a focal image on Basic White.


I matted my focal image/sentiment layer on a large Evening Evergreen label with dimensionals.  On the large label, I punched holes in either end of that label using the Detailed Trio Punch then wound some Baker's Twine around several times and tied a knot.



I stamped another sentiment inside and them spritzed the entire card with an Evening Evergreen Stampin' Write marker and Wink of Stella Pen. 

Card Measurements:
Evening Evergreen Cardstock:
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"  scored at 4 1/4" Card Base
3 1/4" x 4 1/4" Cut Diagonally from 3/4" to 3 1/4"
3" x 3 1/2" for label die cut

Pansy Petals DSP: 3" x 4 1/4" Cut Diagonally  from 1/2" to 3"

Basic White:
4 1/4" x 5 1/4"  Inside Layer
and 2" x 3" scrap for label die cut

Piece of Ombre Gift Bag:
4" x 5 1/4"

I am happy you stopped by.  Whether you've come from the person on the hop before me, Caron Bailey, or after Nedine Hunter-DuPree, all of the blog hop contributors are listed below to help you along as you visit each blog and continue to be motivated to create.



Please contact your Stampin' Up! demonstrator if you have any questions or to make a product purchase.

I would be happy to answer any questions about products or the techniques shown here.  If you do not have a demonstrator, you can use the below links to order products from me. 



Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Biggest Wish and Color Challenge


I just tried out the new Plenyy of Pattern Decorative Masks along with the Blending Brushes from the Stampin' Up!'s 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and I am truly impressed with the results.  

I love ink blending. It is one of my favorite background techniques.  This card uses ink blending as a focal image and a background.  

I adore how this came out and will be doing many more cards like this in the future.


I used the Biggest Wish stamp set for my outside sentiment and stamped right on top of the ink blending.  I used the Happy Thoughts stamp set for my inside sentiment. 



This color combination looks great together.  I challenge you to try it:


Michelle's MBellishments

Week of May 17 Color Challenge


Card Measurements:

4 1/4” x 11” Card Base- Misty Moonlight Cardstock
2 15/16” x 3 1/8” Basic White Cardstock for Ink Blending
3” x 3” Mat- Misty Moonlight Cardstock
4 1/4” x 5 1/2” Basic White Cardstock for Ink Blending trimmed down to 4” x 5 1/4” excess used for inside of card
4” x 5 1/4” Basic White Cardstock Used for Inside of Card


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New Offers this month:



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From May 4- 31st you can take advantage of the  Join + offer.  

Instead of the usual $99 starter kit price for $125 worth of products, you will get $155 worth of products when you purchase the $99 custom starter kit.  

If you have received a copy of the new catalog and you have $100 wish list, I highly suggest joining now so you get more free products!  

Why Join Stampin' Up?

Because membership has it's privileges!

If you are placing a $100 order you really should consider joining Stampin' Up! as a discount shopper so you can save money on your supplies.   


As a member of my team of hobbyists and discount shoppers, you will be able to participate in our private Facebook group, monthly national virtual team meetings, fun swaps, behind the scenes previews, early access to products, and happy mail from me!  


We do this part time just for fun so we can stamp and craft together. Come have fun and create with us!  


Here are the details:

  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $155 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit 
  • And your Starter Kit always ships for free!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all future products that you purchase so long as you retain your demonstrator status. Plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  


There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  


You can be your own customer and as long as you purchase your quota for the quarter you can retain your demonstrator discount status. If you don’t meet the quota, you just go back to being a regular customer. 

There is no risk since you get to keep everything you order. Plus we are a no judgement team. 


Why not give it a try?  


Why pay full price if you don't have to? 


If you’ve been considering joining, now will be a great time to jump in!  


If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Demonstrator, click   https://michellehollings.stampinup.net/join_now  to see all of the benefits and the compensation table.  You can also sign up electronically on that same page.  If you have any questions, please just drop me a note. I’d love to tell you more about it.


If you would like a free copy of the current catalog please send me a message with your mailing address - CONTACT ME


CURRENT HOST CODE: Use this host code below to place your online order if it's under $150. If your order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! Just copy/paste this code: TSK3NXNT when placing your order. Every order over $50 will receive a free gift directly from me if Contact Me is selected.

You can shop using the product number links in the product list or click on the Stampin' Up! Logo on the side bar to visit my online store.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Flower Box and Triple Pop Up Cube Card

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. One day is not even near enough to celebrate all that you do. So today I have two cards for you. 

Flower Box Card:




You can see how to make this type of card in our Saturday Night Crafters group here.

Card Measurements:
Card base: 12" x 6" scored at 3", 6" and 9"
Cardstock 6" x 3" scored at 1/2" on both ends
Cardstock 1" x 5", 1" x 4" , 1" x 3" all scored at 1/2" on both ends
Designer Series Paper: (5x) 2 3/4" x 5 3/4" 
Additional scraps for die cut flowers and stems

Triple Pop Up Cube Card:




Nedine Hunter-DuPree taught us this adorable Triple Pop Up Cube Card in #CraftLoungeCreations group on Facebook last Sunday.  It was such a fun craft and chat.  

Card Measurements:

Card Base:
8 1/2" x 8" cardstock score 8/12" side at 1/2" , 2 1/2", 4 1/2", and 6 1/2".  Valley fold all score lines and crease well with bone folder.

Turn the 8" side to the top of your trimmer and cut at 2" and 4" inches

Mat Layers:
(10) 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" 

(4) 1 3/4"x 3 3/4"

(10) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" Designer Series Paper

(2)  1 1/2" x 3 1/2" Basic White


Product List

Product List


New Offers this month:



CONNECT, CRAFT & COLLECT


STAMPIN’ UP! IS ABOUT CONNECTING WITH OTHERS AND SHARING OUR LOVE OF CRAFTING. NOW WHEN YOU CONNECT AND CRAFT, YOU’LL ALSO COLLECT THE REWARDS! 


Host a party, club, group or qualifying order that is $250+ and you can earn an extra $25 in rewards. That is $50 in free products of your choice!



JOIN+





From May 4- 31st you can take advantage of the  Join + offer.  

Instead of the usual $99 starter kit price for $125 worth of products, you will get $155 worth of products when you purchase the $99 custom starter kit.  

If you have received a copy of the new catalog and you have $100 wish list, I highly suggest joining now so you get more free products!  

Why Join Stampin' Up?

Because membership has it's privileges!

If you are placing a $100 order you really should consider joining Stampin' Up! as a discount shopper so you can save money on your supplies.   


As a member of my team of hobbyists and discount shoppers, you will be able to participate in our private Facebook group, monthly national virtual team meetings, fun swaps, behind the scenes previews, early access to products, and happy mail from me!  


We do this part time just for fun so we can stamp and craft together. Come have fun and create with us!  


Here are the details:

  • When you purchase your Starter Kit for $99, you get to select $155 worth of products of your choice for your Starter Kit 
  • And your Starter Kit always ships for free!

Once you join, you’ll get at least a 20% discount on all future products that you purchase so long as you retain your demonstrator status. Plus you get to preorder from the upcoming catalogs a month before they go live for customer ordering!!  


There is no requirement to sell and there is no commitment beyond your Starter Kit purchase.  


You can be your own customer and as long as you purchase your quota for the quarter you can retain your demonstrator discount status. If you don’t meet the quota, you just go back to being a regular customer. 

There is no risk since you get to keep everything you order. Plus we are a no judgement team. 


Why not give it a try?  


Why pay full price if you don't have to? 


If you’ve been considering joining, now will be a great time to jump in!  


If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Demonstrator, click   https://michellehollings.stampinup.net/join_now  to see all of the benefits and the compensation table.  You can also sign up electronically on that same page.  If you have any questions, please just drop me a note. I’d love to tell you more about it.


If you would like a free copy of the current catalog please send me a message with your mailing address - CONTACT ME


CURRENT HOST CODE: Use this host code below to place your online order if it's under $150. If your order is over $150 DO NOT use the code - you'll get your own Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! Just copy/paste this code: TSK3NXNT when placing your order. Every order over $50 will receive a free gift directly from me if Contact Me is selected.

You can shop using the product number links in the product list or click on the Stampin' Up! Logo on the side bar to visit my online store.

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