A Touch of Spring

I officially have Spring Fever…which is so much better than having Flu Fever, which I had last week!  What a miserable week but it may have been worse had I not gotten a flu shot.  This week is a whole different story though.  We are experiencing record high temperatures in PA with no sign of winter coming back.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Today’s birthday card is a pretty nod to spring.

Here’s the details:

  • I let the Designer Series Paper from A Little Foxy DSP Stack dictate the color palette.  Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Basic Black created a pretty and classic combination.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture Birthday Card idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The sentiment, from Best Birds stamp set, is cut and layered using Layering Ovals framelits dies and popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flowers are from Touches of Texture stamp set.  They’re colored using Stampin’ Write Markers, fussy cut and also popped with Dimensionals.
  • I colored pearls with a black sharpie marker for the flower centers.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture Birthday card ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup


  • The inside sentiment is from the Basket of Wishes stamp set.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture Birthday cards ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I love the classic look of this card and hope you do, too!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,


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Bloomin’ Love Valentine Card and Treat Box

Stampin Up Bloomin Love Valentine card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Today’s project is a cute little notecard sized Valentine and a coordinating slider box holding three chocolate treats.  I’m playing along with the SUO #167 It’s Time for Valentine’s Challenge and Stamp, Ink, Paper #85 Theme challenge…

Here’s the details….

  • The Real Red card base is cut in a notecard (5″ x 3 1/2″) size with the Whisper White layer cut 1/4″ smaller.
  • The pattern from Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack is cut 1/4″ smaller than the Whisper White layer.

  • Two hearts were cut using the Sweetheart Punch and one embossed with an image from Bloomin’ Love photopolymer stamp set.  This set came out last year and was carried over in the Annual Catalog.  I think it has been a little forgotten with the new set in this year’s Occasions Catalog.  Both sets are wonderful for Valentine’s Day but I think Bloomin’ Love can go well beyond the holiday.


  • The banner was cut from the Large Numbers framelits dies.Stampin Up Bloomin Love Valentine card idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup
  • I created this sweet little slider treat box to hold three chocolate hearts.
  • The box measurements are 3″ x 5 3/4″ and scored at 3/4″ on all four sides.

Stampin up Sending Love Valentine - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The slider measures 5 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and is scored on the longer side at 3/4″, 2 3/8″, 3 1/8″ and 4 3/4″
  • You can alter the measurements to fit your exact candy.  The original box tutorial I saw was for Hershey Kisses, so I just reconfigured it to fit these particular chocolates.
  • Sweet and Sassy framelits dies cut the heart opening on the lid and the white heart frame.
  • A window sheet was glued to the back of the hearts.

Stampin Up Sending Love Valentine Box - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Here’s another one I made using the Love Notes framelits die to cut the arrow in Gold Foil paper.
  • The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this little Valentine gift.

Take care,


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Barnyard Babies for PP #329

Stampin Up Barnyard Babies Baby Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I haven’t made a baby card in sometime but I’m thinking that is going to change. Along with today’s Barnyard Babies card, I have another one planned this week.  Could there be a reason for this?  Why yes…I am going to be a first time Grandmom!  My youngest daughter, Emily and her husband, Mike are expecting their first child this June.  We will find out what WE are having this weekend…notice how I said WE!  Needless to say, this is very exciting for our family!

Today’s card was inspired by the Paper’s Players fun sketch…

Here’s the Details….

  • The card base is Whisper White with a mat of So Saffron.  The DSP layer is from Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper.
  • The cute little ducks are from the Barnyard Babies stamp set.  I am on a mission to use some of my dusty stamp sets and this one has not seen ink in a very long time!

  • I colored them with Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • After cutting them with the 1″ punch, 1 3/8″ punch and the Layering Circles Framelits, they were popped with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Barnyard Babies baby card ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The sentiment, from the That’s the Tag stamp set, is stamped in Basic Black and cut using the Decorative Label Punch.  I tucked it under the DSP before gluing.
  • The ribbon is just a 1/4″ white satin ribbon that was just the right size for this card.
  • A few So Saffron enamel dots from the Subtles collection finish off this sweet card.
  • A few strips of DSP and cardstock embellish the envelope.

Stampin Up Barnyard Babies Baby card idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is from So In Love stamp set.  Isn’t that little chick the cutest?!

Stampin Up Barnyard Babies baby cards idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Hope this sweet little card made you smile and perhaps made you think about dusting off some of your neglected stamps.  I know that it is so easy to forget about the sets that have been around for awhile, especially when there are so many terrific new sets but they play nicely with the new sets, too!

Take care,


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Sending Love Notecard


With Stampin’ Up! Sending Love Suite the creative possibilities are endless for creating Valentine cards and beyond the holiday.  My card today uses the Sealed with Love Photopolymer stamp set and the coordinating Love Notes framelits along with Sending Love 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here’s the Details….

  • The Real Red notecard (3 1/2″ x 5″) has a mat of Whisper White and Pool Party cardstock.

  • The fun on this notecard is the sweet little envelope with the love note tucked inside.
  • The “shower” of hearts was punched from the Confetti Heart Punch.

  • The inside sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  This is such a useful set.  There are sentiments for just about every occasion and with their small size they are perfect for cards as well as tags and 3D items.
  • For the row of hearts at the bottom, I used a die from the Mini Treat Bag thinlits.  Most of Stampin’ Up! thinlits and framelits come with great “accessory” dies that can be used for alternate projects adding that much more value to them.

This was a quick and fun card to make using products from Sending Love Suite.  I can see making this card into a birthday or thinking of you card…stay tuned!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,


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