About Michelle East Bay Stamp Chick

I am in a paper crafter and maker. I enjoy being creative and learning how to use new mediums. I like to share my craft with others. I am located in Northern California.

Brutus Monroe and Waffle Flower Collaboration Blog Hop

I am so excited to be apart of the collaboration for Brutus Monroe and Waffle Flower! For the hop I received several Waffle Flower stencils, the new Blending Brushes and the full size Stencil Mat! Let me show you!

The blending brushes are so pretty! I love the colors and it makes it easy to dedicate 1 brush per color family. The stencil mat is my new favorite tool! It helps hold the stencil in place while you are using it and it holds your ink pad in place too! It makes it so easy!

For the collaboration I made 4 cards using the blending brushes with Distress Oxide inks and stencils from Waffle Flower. From Brutus Monroe I used a medium with the stencil and a stamp set. So let me show you what I created!

To create this Halloween card, I ink blended Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. Then I used the Waffle Flower Bog Dots Stencil with the Brutus Monroe Night Sky Velveteen Glaze. I stamped and colored images from the Brutus Monroe Seasonal Wreath Stamp Set.

My next card features the Waffle Flower Sunburst Stencil with the Brutus Monroe Metallic Chroma Glaze in Brass. I layered it on top of an ink blended background of Mustard Seed, Candied Apple and Aged Mahogany. I used the You are Awesome sentiment stamp set heat embossed in Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder. I added a few Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles for some bling.

My next 2 cards are Christmas cards. I used the Waffle Flower Holiday Stripes Stencil with the Brutus Monroe Glitter Glaze in Scarlet. I applied it to an ink blended panel of Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry. I then added a plaid ribbon from my stash. I die cut a tree from glitter paper using the new Brutus Monroe Stand Alone Tree Die set. I added the sentiment from the Brutus Monroe Seasonal Sentiments in Alabaster White embossing powder. i added Brutus Monroe Acrylic Bubbles for bling.

My last card today features an ink blended background using Speckled Egg, Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire. I used the Waffle Flower Snowfall Background Stencil with the Brutus Monroe Metallic Chroma Glaze in Opal. I stamped images from the Brutus Monroe Fall Prairie Stamp set in Brutus Monroe Sterling embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Brutus Monroe Seasonal Sentiments stamp set.

Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you check out all the new products from both Brutus Monroe and Waffle Flower.

Here’s the blog hop list. Check out the inspiration on each blog just click on each name!

Betsy

Aya

Brutus Monroe

Michelle– you are here.

Renae

Shannon

Make Your Own Patterned Paper and Turn it into 8 Cards

I recently took a sheet of 8.5×11 cardstock and stamped all over it to create my own patterned paper. Then I thought it would be fun to see how many cards I could make using my new patterned paper. Here’s the paper I made.

To make my patterned paper, I used Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Fossilized Amber, and Gathered Twigs on a light butter yellow colored cardstock. I used the Delightful Daisies Stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

I used the Everyday Greetings from Sweet N Sassy Stamps for the sentiments.

Here are the cards I made.

To make the cards I cut the sheet of patterned paper up. I will show you what cuts I made below. I die cut 8 ovals for sentiments and I heat embossed the sentiments in white. I also cut 8 card panels out of kraft paper measuring 4×5.25 inches. I embossed all the kraft card panels with an embossing folder of large dots. I sponged a little white pigment ink on top of the embossed panels to bring out the definition. Once I cut up the patterned paper I cut a border panel for each piece of white cardstock. Each piece was a quarter of an inch bigger than the patterned piece. To help embellish the cards I heat embossed in white 8 of the daisies with the stem out of orange cardstock and fussy cut them out. Lastly I added ribbon and sequins.

Here is how I cut my patterned paper.

These cards were lots of fun to make! And now I have a set of 8 cards to give as a gift to someone!

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April Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Release Blog Hop

It’s that time of month again! Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has a new release! Here is my card to celebrate all the fun, new items!

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'Sweet n Sassy stamps April Release BlogHop! COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN! Leave comment on each stop on he hop for a chance to win $25 gift code to the shop! sweetnsassystamps.blogspot.com'

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy April Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous April release! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, April 28.

I used the new Butterfly Background stamp set with the Count Your Rainbows Stamp and Die Bundle.

To make this card, stamp the Butterfly Background stamp with Versamark ink. Then heat set with a white embossing powder. Once cooled, ink blend with Distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch, Salty ocean, and Tumbled Glass. Then i stamped the rainbow, sun and clouds. I colored the rainbow with alcohol markers. Die cut the images and adhere the images with foam squares. I finished by adding a few sequins for a little bling.

Here’s the list of designers for the blog hop. Check out each one and leave a comment to be entered to win!

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog

Sheri Gilson

Michelle Hale (you are here)

Lyn Tomlin

Lieschen Harshbarger

Lee Ann Barrett

Karen Decknick

Julee Tilman

Jane Bosi

Esther Asbury

Diane Zechman

Charmaine Canham

Ceal Pritchett

Happy Crafting!

Sweet n Sassy Stamps March Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy March Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous March release! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, March 24.

I’m so excited for this month’s release! Here is my card featuring new Everyday Greetings Stamp set, the Consider the Wildflowers set and the Delightfully Delicate Stencil.

For this card I used my gelpress and low tack tape to create the striped background. Then I ink blended black ink over it using the Delightfully Delicate Stencil. I fussy cut the floral image from Consider the Wildflowers set. Then I heat embossed in white the sentiment from the Everyday Greetings set on black cardstock. I’m really happy with how this card turned out. Here are the 3 items I used.

Everyday Greetings Clear Stamp Set

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Here’s your blog hop list of designers.

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog

Julee Tilman

Ceal Pritchett

Diane Zechman

Esther Asbury

Jane Bosi

Karen Decknick

Lee Ann Barrett

Lieschen Harshbarger

Lyn Tomlin

Michelle Hale (you are here)

Sheri Gilson

Coffee Loving Cardmakers + Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Collaboration Hop

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Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers + Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Collaboration Blog Hop! We’re so excited to be teaming up with the Coffee Loving Cardmakers design team to bring you some fabulous caffeinated inspiration…. and a PRIZE! Leave a little comment love at each stop as you hop about for a chance to win a $25 gift code to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop.

I’m so excited to be apart of the hop! Here is my card.

This is a gatefold card but with a twist. The big coffee cup is popped up and hold the side gates in place. It unfolds showing several panels.

Folded the card measures 4×5.5 inches and will fit in an A2 size envelope. To make this card you need a piece of cardstock that is 11×5.5 inches. On the 11 inch side score on the following marks 1.75, 3.5, 5.25, 5.75, 7.5, 9.25. I cut panels for each section a quarter of an inch smaller than the one before so they nest inside of each other. The large coffee cup is from the Sweet N Sassy Stamps I Like Big Cups stamp set. I fussy cut the cup out then layered the cup with stamps from the Delightfully Delicate Background stamp and the Typewriter Text Background stamp.

The sentiment on the cup is from the Fill Me Up Clear set and the Love Wordfetti set. I only used a “you are” from the Love Wordfetti set to complete my sentiment.

I think this a fun “guy coffee card”! Thank you so much for visiting me today!

If you’ve been hopping along, you just left Jane’s blog. To start from the beginning head over to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Blog. After you’re done here, your next stop will be Esther’s blog. If anything goes amiss, you can always head to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for the complete hop list.

And don’t forget to leave a comment on each stop on the hop and get crafty!

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Sweet n Sassy Stamps January Release Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! It’s that time again. We have a new release from Sweet n Sassy Stamps to share and a blog hop.

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy January Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous January release! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, January 20.

Before I give you the list of designer blogs to hop to let me show you my latest cards.

I used the new Background Builder Stripes over a few of my gel press prints to create the background panels of the cards. I heat embossed the stripes. Then I colored one of the large flower images from the Consider the Wildflowers Stamp Sets and added it with the sentiments from the Faith Quote Blocks Stamp Set. In the background you will see a vellum doily, ribbon and sequins to complete the cards.

Here are the sets I used.

Make sure you check out the new release! There’s so many great new stamp sets. Also hop along on the blogs and comment to be entered to win a $25 gift code tot he shop. Here’s the list of blogs to check out.

Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog

Julee Tilman

Ceal Pritchett

Diane Zechman

Esther Asbury

Jane Bosi

Karen Decknick

Lee Ann Barrett

Leischen Harshbarger

Lyn Tomlin

Michelle Hale (you are here)

Sheri Gilson

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Sweet n Sassy Stamp December Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps December Release Hop. Hop along with us as we share our projects with the fabulous December release! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, December 23.

Before I give you the list of where to hop let me show you the card I created for the hop!

Do you know anyone who needs a little encouragement? I think we all do. 2020 has been a different and a tough year for most. So I made a card that I can give to remind someone that God loves them more than they can imagine or know.

This card is pretty easy to make. The back ground XO paper is from a Valentine’s paper pad in my stash. I created the main panel by using the same Love stamp over and over. It’s from the Much Love Stamp set, which is also the stamp set of the month. It’s free with a $75 purchase for December

Once I added all the stamping in a pale pink, I stamped over the top in black my main sentiment, Love You More. I then added the dash with a black marker and added the God after it using the Marker Alpha set.

Lastly the heart came from the Forever and Always stamp set.

Ok, so now you’ve seen my latest card, here is the list of where to hop. Don’t for get to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible to win the $25 prize!

Sweet n Sassy Blog

Julee Tilman

Ceal Pritchett

Diane Zechman

Esther Asbury

Jane Bosi

Karen Decknick

Lee Ann Barrett

Lyn Tomlin

Michelle Hale (you are here)

Sheri Gilson

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November Sweet n Sassy Stamps Blog Hop

Hey There!

I’m super excited to be apart of the Sweet n Sassy November Release Blog Hop.

Welcome to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps November Release Hop! We’re celebrating 13 years of Sweet n Sassy Stamps this month! Hop along with us as we celebrate and share our projects with the fabulous November release with you! Don’t forget to leave a little comment love for the designers linked below for a chance to be entered into our giveaway drawing for a $25 gift voucher to the Sweet n Sassy Stamps shop. Winner will be announced on the SNSS blog, Wednesday, November 25th.

Before I give you the list of designers to hop to let me show you my latest card.

I used the new Make a Wish Stamp Set for those adorable cupcakes and the sentiment. I used the Texture Tiles 4 to create the plaid inside each cupcake’s frosting.

Here’s your chance to hop along with us and be entered to win! And don’t forget to leave a comment at each stop! Thank you for stopping by!



Sweet ‘n Sassy Blog


Julee Tilman


Ceal Pritchett

Diane Zechman
Esther Asbury

Jane Bosi
Karen Decknick

Lee Ann Barrett
Lyn Tomli
Michelle Hale (you are here)

Sheri Gilson

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Tissue Cards with Fun Stampers Journey

Whether you need some tissue because it’s allergy season or just because things are a little tough, it’s a great time to give tissue cards.

These little cuties hold a travel tissue packet . They also open and close so you can write a message and access the tissue. These are a cute little pick me up to give your friends and family or even a total stranger. Here are the items I used to make them and how to put them together.

Here’s a look at the inside of the card without the tissue packet.

To form the base you will need a piece of cardstock that is 9.75×4.25. Next you will need to score your base going left to right at 2.25 inches, 3.25, 5.5, 6.5, 8.75. This will fit most travel tissue packets. Then you will want to die cut an oval or rectangle out of the panel that is 2.25 inches wide, the one in the center. Burnish all your score lines and and adhere the last 1 inch section to the 1st one inch section. If you plan on stamping a pattern on your card stock like I did, then stamp before you burnish and glue the score lines, so your base is still flat. Once your base is finished, add some double sided tape to the back of the tissue packet and insert and stick it to the bottom of the holder you made. This will keep the tissue from sliding out, so your card will be portable. Make sure to open the tissue packet so the tissue can pop out of your opening and be easy to pull out.

Below are close ups of each tissue card and the stamps I used. All stamps are from Fun Stampers Journey, which is sold on the Spellbinder’s web site.

For this card I used the Spread Happiness Stamp and die set for the front of the card and the background stamping. The sentiment from the inside is from the Backyard Blooms Stamp set. I colored the flowers with Color Splash pencils, which are water color pencils. The base is Pineapple Smoothie cardstock with Lavender Fusion Gingham ribbon.

This tissue card has a base in Bubble Gum Cardstock. I stamped the background with the ATS stamp Ornate Blooms (no longer available). The front and inside sentiments are from the Divatude Stamp set. Black ribbon is from my stash.

I used Lavender Fusion cardstock for the base. The hydrangea and sentiments come from the Bloom Burst stamp set (no longer available). I used Huckleberry ink on the flower and Lemongrass on the leaves. The ribbon is from my stash.

I used Tin Pail cardstock, which is a really soft grey. I stamped it with the Flannel Life Background Stamp in Riverstone Ink. The critters are from the It’s Cold Outside stamp and die set. Inside sentiment is from Backyard Blooms. Ribbon is from my stash.

Click the Spellbinders logo to shop for the items I used. This is an affiliate link. I will receive a small commission when it is used.

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Easy Envelope Journals

Hi Crafty Friends!

I have been having so much fun making envelope journals. I had never made these before and had no idea how easy they are and how much fun! I posted one on social media and was asked several times for a tutorial. So I have a Youtube video for you on the process. All the stamped images on these journals are from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Below is an affiliate link that will take you to their site and will provide me with a small commission.

Click the Sweet n Sassy logo to go to their site.
Watch my YouTube tutorial on how to make the journals and see the inside of each journal.

If you want to create along with me, you will need 6 envelopes and 6 matching card bases.

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