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Three on Thursday

Its a new year and with that comes a new Three on Thursday! This week’s class has some adorable cards, and many of the stamps you may already have in your stash! Each week I do a YouTube Live video, and I make three cards for you. This is what we did this week! Let’s take a look, shall we?

Isn’t this card just adorable? I have always loved the little faces, but never used them, because they were individual, and I was afraid that I would make them look wonky! This card was inspired by a card done by Jodi Collins, and of course, I had to put my own spin on it!

There is some paper piecing involved with the coffee cup, but it is super easy to do, and it just looks so cute! I love the detail on the wood planks!

And, of course, we can’t forget the inside! I don’t normally stamp a sentiment on the inside, but this card just screamed for something more! So, stamp I did! It’s fun to pair different stamp sets together, don’t you think?

I have a realtor friend who shares houses all the time, and I love it when she shares the congrats pics and all the fun doorstep drops that she does! So, this card is dedicated to her! The design itself is inspired by a few different cards, by Janne KE, Brenda Rose, and Kelly Baxter. (I almost wonder if I should have put some string on it to make it look like an old fashioned hanging framed photo, what do you think?)

The coloring was super fast, as I didn’t do any shading. Just a few markers, and you are done! I love that even with this paper, you could totally make this house a different color!

Of course, you can’t forget the inside, nor the envelope! Just quick little bits and it just makes everything 100 times better! So simple!

Last, but not least, we have this super fun card! This is definitely old paired with new! I really wanted to go for that flying banner look, and I think I nailed it!

Different layers of foam tape make the plane pop out between the clouds!

And, of course the inside and envelope!

I hope that you have enjoyed this week’s cards! I have listed all of the supplies below. If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the video or this post, please let me know, and I will be happy to answer them for you!

Michelle's Signature

Coffee Card:

Skylark Paper Pack

White Daisy Cardstock

A2 Card Bases & Envelopes

Desserts a la Whirl Z3957

Hey Friend B1845

Slimline Stitched Card Front & Background Z4651

Black Lepen

Brown Grey Blend TriBlend Marker

Blending Brush

Toffee Ink

Intense Black Ink

Tombow Mono Air Adhesive

Glue Dots

Foam Tape

Thin Foam Tape

2×2 Acrylic Block

1×3 Acrylic Block

House Card:

Skylark Paper Pack

White Daisy Cardstock

Limeade Cardstock

5×7 Card Base & Envelope

Memory Lane

Home Sweet Home Z3755

Howdy Neighbor Z3918

Oval Frame Thin Cuts Z4295

Intense Black Ink

Tombow Mono Air Adhesive

Shaker Window Foam & Acetate – Oval Z5031

Red Brown Blend Tri-Blend Marker

Gold Yellow Blend Tri-Blend Marker

True Blue Shades Tri-Blend Marker

Dull Green Blend Tri-Blend Marker

Ice Grey Shades Tri-Blend Marker

3×3 Acrylic Block

Misti Stamping Tool

Plane Card:

Skylark Paper Pack

White Daisy Cardstock

Slimline Card Base & Envelope

Dreams Take Flight Z3703

Looking Forward – January 2024 SOTM

Intense Black Ink

Tombow Mono Air Adhesive

Fancy Borders Thin Cuts Z3682

Foam Tape

Thin Foam Tape

2 x 3 Acrylic Block

1×3 Acrylic Block

Thank you, Friend!

Happy Monday, friends!  This week we are focusing on the Hello Lovely paper packet, as I’m sure you have seen!  This paper packet is in the core book, available for an entire year!  You have a few months left to be able to get it!  The paper packs in the core book have more sheets of paper in them!  

This is the card that we will put together in the FB live event, today!  I know you will love it, too!  


I used some fantastic Blue Belle glitter paper on here, and it shines so much!  Add a few liquid pearls, and voila!  The card is finished!



If you are seeing this before the FB live, hop over to my FB page and have a quick watch!

I can’t wait to see how this inspires you!

CTMH Items Used:


September SOTM – Just Treats

Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog hop! This month we have more than 20 consultants sharing their fun projects with you! Today you should have arrived from Katy’s blog. If not, that’s ok, it’s a large circle, and you will get back there! This month’s stamp set is called “Just Treats“. It has 22 images on it, and is just fantastic! Just take a look!

You will be able to do so much with this set! It covers treats for each of the seasons and holidays for the remainder of the year! I will be showing so many options with this set! I can’t wait for you to see them and tell me what you think!

Let’s get to showing you what I came up with for this fun hop, now shall we?

This card is a little ‘extra’, because I had the thought of what I wanted on the inside, before I designed the rest of the outside. While I know it isn’t fall just yet, (I know, Erin, I know!) but there is pumpkin spice everything around me already, so I just had to go with a fall theme for my first card! (at least it doesn’t actually mention pumpkin in it . . . )

I used the newly available Grateful For You paper pack on the front of this card. I thought these colors went together so well! The design for the front is from the MIFYH Volume 2, pattern 23. (These books are so very handy!) Popped up the sentiment with foam tape and the cup with some thin foam dots. Add a bit of burlap ribbon, and you have a beautiful card!

Some things that I used that you may not notice or not see include the Golden Yellow, Warm Grey, Mahogany, and colorless blender ShinHan Markers, Shimmer brush, Archival black ink, Non Stick Microtip Scissors, Piercing tool, Journal pen, tweezers, and liquid glass. Scroll down further to hear how I put this fun card together! But, before you do that, check out the inside of this card!

My daughter was gifted a 4 pack of these coffee cards (not naming, since that might be a no-no). And I thought that it would be really fun to make something to be able to gift something like this in the future! (these ones are used, but I will replace them with new ones (or reload these ones) when I gift the card. This card works (and will sit like this) because of the number of layers that this card has, and the strength of the liquid glass.

The inside has two layers on top of the card base. The front also has two full layers (plus a few extra pieces) on top of the card base. This makes sure that the front and back both stay flat when you are opening the card, and don’t bend, making it harder to get the card open.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Next up is Melissa! Check out her blog! If you would like more details on how I made my card, just keep reading below!

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So, I am needing to replace some of my cardstock . . . specifically saffron and sapphire! LOL Those are the two colors that match the papers that I chose for this card. So, what to do? I knew I needed that layer on there, so I could have the stiffness that this card needed for that fun fold on the inside of the card. So, I went to my shinhan markers, to see what would work. I don’t have any dark blue markers (I could mix colors to get the right blue, but didn’t want to) so I was looking at the yellows. The Golden Yellow matches decently enough! So, I cut the layer from white daisy cardstock and used the Golden Yellow marker along the edges. No need to color the center of the cardstock, as it won’t be seen. If I had done fewer layers of color, it would have matched a bit more closely. I did this for both the outside and inside of the card.

I also used that same yellow to color in the letters on the stamp. I used the Mahogany to color in the little drops on the sentiment to look like coffee or cocoa. The Warm grey I used to create a bit of a shadow under the cup, however, because it was so dark, I used the colorless blender to soften it and move some of the color a bit further down. I used the shimmer brush on the whipped cream, just to give it a little pizzazz! Now, to get your cup to look like this, you will need to create a mask of the whipped cream, and stamp it first, cover with the mask, and then stamp the cup. That way the back of the cup isn’t seen in the whipped cream.

If you notice, my cup is ‘backwards’. I did this on purpose too! One of the benefits of cutting out your element, is that you can make some changes to it. So, after I stamped the whipped cream and the cup, I cut it out, chopping off the handle in the process (it makes a cute bowl, btw!). Then I stamped it again on a scrap of white daisy cardstock, and cut that out. Before I glued it all together, I went over the edges with the journaling pen, it gives the stamped image just that much more omph. Then I used the liquid glass to attach the handle to the other side of the mug.

This card is a “Pop and Twist” card. I modified mine from a few different videos (and would probably do a few more modifications for the next one). It will be one of the fun cards I offer in my card workshop that will happen a bit later this month! So you will want to watch for that info, coming soon!

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you liked my card! Let me know what you think!