Kaleidoscope Encouragement Card

Hello and happy Tic Tac Toe Thursday!  Today’s board comes to you courtesy of my teammate Karren and it is full of really fun elements that lend themselves to soooo many interpretations.

Here’s what I came up with….

I chose the middle column down:  Square Card, Die-Cut, Embossing

I pulled out a long ago purchased large stamp from Simon Says Stamps, Kaleidoscope Background and stamped it with Versa-Mark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  Then I began the very relaxing (to me) exercise of coloring it in using one of my favorite color combinations, blue and peach.  After coloring I cut the image down to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and matted it on blue and silver card stock.  I wrapped a piece of silver twine around the layers before adhering them to the 4″ x 4″ peach card base. Both sentiments are from SU’s Wonderful Thoughts stamps and die set.  The sentiment on the front is also embossed in silver.

I created the envelope using the long forgotten Envelope Punch Board.

I hope you’ll head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to check out Design Team O’s creations and share your own with us.


Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,


Bunnies, Baskets & Butterflies for CC2C

It’s that time of the month to take you on a cross-country stamping trip with Karen Hallam in CA and myself here in PA.   Our adventure originates in sunny California this month as Karen chose our theme: Bunnies, Baskets & Butterflies.  Click HERE to read all the details of  her adorably, whimsical card.

I, too, wanted to incorporate all three elements in my card as Karen did.  To create my card, I used Spellbinders Floral Bunny Basket dies which were February’s Large Die of the Month Club.

Spellbinders Floral Bunny Basket Easter Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

These dies are so much fun to work with.  I cut them out of white cardstock and colored them with Stampin’ Blends and Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from SU’s Easter Bunny stamp set.  I just love the little bunny tushy and fluffed it up with some glitter stickels.

I must say that Karen chose a really fun theme this month!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Wednesday.

Take care,



Embroiderd Birthday Card – Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 568

Stitched Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I love when I can combine my favorite hobbies in creative ways.  Today’s card highlights not only my love of paper crafting and card making but also my love of cross-stitch.  The only problem I have is finding enough time for both, along with reading, of course!

My inspiration for this card was the fun sketch from this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge HERE…I’m new to this challenge but I’m really enjoying the sketches.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’re looking forward to a relaxing weekend to enjoy your favorite hobby(s)!

Take care,



Stamps:  Handstitched (ret. Neat & Tangled) front sentiment, Best Year (ret. Stampin’ Up!) inside sentiment
Card Stock:  White, Berry Burst
Patterned Paper: Embroidery (Paper Rose)

Have an EGGstra Special Easter

Happy Tic Tac Toe Thursday!  Silke created a fun challenge board filled with all things Spring.

For my card, I choose the first row across: Easter eggs, Yellow, Free

I pulled another beloved Spring stamp set to create today’s mini ( 61/4″ x 3 1/2″) slimline card:  Lawn Fawn’s Eggstra Special Easter stamps and coordinating dies.  I colored the images with Copic markers and added some glitter stickers to the eggs.  The basket bow is paper pieced. The gingham paper is retired Stampin’ Up!.  I created a couple more cards using more retired gingham paper in Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’ll head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see all Team O’s beautiful projects.

Take care,



Stamps & Dies:  Eggstra Special Easter (Lawn Fawn)
Patterned Paper:  Gingham (SU)
Card Stock:  SU Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape
Misc:  Copic Markers, Glitter Stickels