A Flourishing Congratulations

Happy Monday…I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend.  I spent the weekend with my one and only grandson, Jack and had a fantastic time with him.  I love spending time with and taking care of this sweet and always happy little guy!

Ok, so enough Grandma gushing and onto today’s card.  I cased a non-SU card that I found on Pinterest and using all Stampin’ Up! products created this Congratulations card.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Congratulations Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I really like the classic look of black and white but love the subtle pop of color of Very Vanilla on the butterfly.

The card base is Whisper White thick card stock.  I stamped the sentiment, from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set in Basic Black Archival ink.

The next panel consists of a piece of Basic Black card stock  cut at 3 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock which is cut 1/8″ smaller with the Layering Leaves embossing folder and glued it to the Basic Black card stock.  These two panels were then adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The coordinating, Flourish Thinlits created the pretty flower and leaf design.  The butterfly was cropped from the Butterflies Thinlits and Bold Butterfly Framelits.  A few pearls on the butterfly body adds a touch of elegance.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Congratulations Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I thought this pretty design would make the perfect wedding card.  But it could be used for almost any occasion.

The inside sentiment is also from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, which has so many wonderful sentiments, making it one of the sets I will hold onto for a very long time and use over and over again.  The sentiment is actually two separate stamps lined up on one block and stamped at the same time.  An added image from the same set embellishes the corner.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Congratulations Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Nothing could be easier but have such a pretty impact on the envelope than embossing the flap.  I think it’s such a beautiful way to tie the project together.

I’m entering this card in the Festive Friday Challenge HERE.

Remember that if you haven’t already taken advantage of Sale-A-Bration or just want to get those few extra FREE products, this fabulous promotion only lasts until March 31.  You can see all the products available HERE (more have been added last week).


Thanks very much for stopping by today and have a wonderful week…the first day of spring is tomorrow!

Take care,


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Monogrammed Note Cards – Tic Tac Toe Challenge #039

Stampin Up Touches of Texture Mongrammed Note Card Sets - Rosanne Mulhern

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This week’s board, created by Felicita at lisaluvs2stamp.com, provided a bit of a challenge for me.  I guess that’s the whole idea!

There were a lot of elements that I felt were out of my wheelhouse so I took the safest route I could on this one to stay true to my style and the kind of cards I like to make.

 Second Row Across: Watercolor, Any Type of Accent, Monogrammed 

Stampin Up Touches of Texture Mongrammed Note Cards Set - Rosanne Mulhern

These are created using the Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes which happen to be one of the best values in the catalog..IMHO! A set of 20 are only $6.00 and are available in Very Vanilla or Whisper White.  I like to give these as extra incentives for ordering or just as special thank you’s to my customers because they’re so versatile and useful.  They also offer the same great quality card stock and envelopes that Stampin’ Up! is so noted for.  To me, they’re just one of those staple products that I seem to throw in my cart each time I place an order because I like to keep a good supply on hand.

The colors I chose were dictated by the 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon I had in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo.  This ribbon also comes in Lemon Lime Twist but I chose not to use that one.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture Mongrammed Note Cards Sets - Rosanne Mulhern   Stampin Up Touches of Texture Mongrammed Note Card - Rosanne Mulhern

The flowers, from the Touches of Textures stamp set, are stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and colored using the coordinating ink color and an Aqua Painter, thus the watercoloring.  I don’t use this coloring technique too often but I do like it and it’s very easy.  The leaves are colored in Pear Pizzazz ink.  For a little more detail, I added tiny pearls to the flower centers.  I also used Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers but we all know that it doesn’t photograph well but it does give them a pretty sparkle.

The stamped panel is glued directly to a color coordinated piece of card stock.  Before adhering the two panels to the note card, I wrapped them with a piece of 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon.  Then glued them to the note card.

Using the Label Me Pretty stamp set and coordinating Pretty Label Punch, I stamped and punched the label in Pear Pizzazz card stock.  The monogram is stamped in Basic Black ink using a stamp from the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set and cut with a circle framelit from the Layering Circles framelits. I glued it to a circle cut from the Stitched Shapes framelits and popped them onto the label.

es of Texture Mongrammed Note Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

The inside is simply stamped with the same floral image and colored.

I dug into my retired Designer Series Paper to find a color coordinated pattern to embellish the envelope flap.  I’m so glad that I saved these retired papers and really miss that they’re no longer in the catalog.  I’m hoping they may return sometime.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture Mongrammed Note Card Set - Rosanne Mulhern

I purchased some clear boxes that are just the perfect size for these notecards.  I thought about embellishing the box but though the cards made a pretty presentation by themselves.  These would make a perfect little hostess gift.  Here’s the link for the boxes

I hope you’ll head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see the rest of the Design Teams creations and enter one of your own.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day…it’s almost Friday!

Take care,


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Tranquil Tulips Trio for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals March 2018 Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Spring has Sprung”. The Stampin’ Pretty Pals will inspire you with Spring or Spring-related projects. You may see floral, Easter or other general Spring-inspired designs. You may be just starting or hopped over from another Pal. In either case you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips All Occasion Cards Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

What is more Spring-inspiring than tulips?  I love most flowers and these are one of my favorites.  The only down side to them is how short-lived they are.  And if you live in a colder climate, sometimes they’re hit with a Spring freeze that wipes them out altogether.  I know because this has happened to me!  But these pretty paper tulips may as well just be perennials!

Tranquil Tulips is a stamp set that I’ve had sitting on my shelf for so long without ever inking it up.  I’m not sure why I waited so long but now that it’s tulip season, I’ll be using this more and more.  This stamp set is available in the Annual Catalog as a Host Set.  So when you place an order of $150 or more, you can purchase this set for only $10.

Tranquil Tulips Photopolymer Stamp Set – #143767

This only gets better during Sale-a-Bration because also with the same $150 order, you can choose 3 FREE $50 items or 1FREE $100 item AND 1 FREE $50 item.  All the details are HERE.

Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips All Occasion Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

The card base is Crumb Cake card stock.  Next, I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and then layered a smaller pattern from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper in Lemon Lime Twist.  Before adhering this panel to the card base I wrapped a piece of Crumb Cake Ribbon to hide the seam.  Then it’s popped up on the card base.

Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips All Occasion Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

To stamp the tulips, I used my Misti to position the stems and leaves first and stamped them in Old Olive ink.  Then I positioned and stamped the flowers.  This is a two-step stamp set but I only stamped the solid flowers onto the stems before hand cutting them out.

Once I had the flowers arranged on the card, I stamped another set of flowers, using both the solid and the detailed stamps in Flirty Flamingo ink and hand cut these out as well to glue on top of the flowers already on the card.  This extra step gave the flowers a little extra dimension.

The sentiment is from the Label Me Pretty Bundle available in the Annual Catalog.  I heat embossed the Flirty Flamingo label in White Embossing Powder.  Then stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo ink and layered it on the label.

Lastly, a linen thread bow adds a bit more country charm.

I know I’m a little late to the party in appreciating just what a great color Lemon Lime Twist is and paired with Flirty Flamingo just makes it that much more fresh and pretty.  I’m glad at least Lemon Lime Twist will be around for another year but sad that Flirty Flamingo will be gone. The 2016-2018 In-Colors don’t have that much longer so if any of these colors are your favorites, I encourage you to stock up now before they end up being sold out. There’s talk of a color refresh this new catalog year, so perhaps one or more of these colors will be saved!  Here’s a quick look at them…

2016-2018 In-Colors
Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum

Personally, I would be happy if they ALL came back…these are some of my favorite colors!

Stampin Up Tranquil Tulips All Occasion Cards Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

I’ve lined the envelope using the (retired) Envelope Liner Framelits with the same pattern from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.

Thank you so much for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Please take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on April 11, 2018 for our Family First Hop. Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. Don’t forget to leave us a comment. We really like that.

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Corinne Blake at The Creative Compendium
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  8. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  9. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  15. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  16. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  18. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

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Delighted with Daisies

Happy Monday and Happy Daylight Savings Time.  I love when the clocks change this time of year.  That extra hour of daylight really cheers me up.  I hope this card will do the same for you!

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Thinking of You Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

For today’s card, I pulled out the once popular but slightly forgotten Daisy punch.  This punch was the hit of the Annual Catalog back in June when it debuted but like a lot of really great products got pushed aside for newer sets.  I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to use most of the sets I’ve purchased and not get stuck using just the latest and the greatest!

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Thinking of You Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

You can click on the link in the Product List below to order any of the products I used on today’s card.  I think it’s a pretty straightforward card and just made me smile.

The daisies were punched from Very Vanilla card stock and sponged with So Saffron ink.  I punched the centers and embossed them for a little texture.

The leaves were stamped in Old Olive ink using an image from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, which is another under-used set in my collection.  They were hand cut.  Each flower is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The sentiment, from the Best Birds stamp set, is stamped in Early Espresso ink and cropped with the Layering Ovals framelit.  The two additional layers are also cut from these framelits.  The Layering Ovals, Circles and Squares are such a staple to have and really earn their keep!

I added the sweet little bees from the Touches of Texture stamp set because the daisies I have in my flowerbeds always seem to have bees buzzing around them and I think these are just so cute.

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Thinking of You Card - Rosanne Mulherng

The wood grain and gingham paper are non-SU but were so perfect for this card.  I have quite a collection of paper (like most card makers) and love it when I can find just what I need to create the look I envision.  I stamped the sweet little trio of daisies from the Daisy Delight stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink and used a Stampin’ Write marker to color the center.  I left the inside blank for a personal note.

Daisies are one of my favorite flowers. There’s a line from the movie You’ve Got Mail (which is one of my favorite movies) where Meg Ryan refers to daisies as such happy flowers and I agree!  So I hope today’s card made you smile!

HERE are two more cards I made using the Daisy punch…

Stampin Up Daisy Punch Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Thanks for stopping by and even though the temperature here certainly doesn’t indicate Spring, I am definitely coming down with Spring Fever and I hope you are too!  Must be that extra hour of daylight!

There’s only 3 more weeks left to take advantage of one of the best promotions of the year.  Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31 and the products offered this year are just fantastic!  You can check it all out HERE

Take care,


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