Colorful Seasons Masculine Birthday

Friday is here!  I hope you had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend.

I needed a masculine birthday card and decided to make it seasonal also….

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Masculine Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup I used the two large leaf dies from the Seasonal Layers dies to create a pretty inset design.  After cutting two open leaves in the woodgrain DSP, I added a sponged background.  The more intricate leaf is cut out in Copper Foil and glued inside the open leaf.  The Copper Foil gives this otherwise simple card a such pretty shine!  The sentiment is from the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set.

I wrapped a piece of 1/4″ copper trim around the DSP before adhering it to the card base.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Masculine Birthday Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The inside sentiment is from Colorful Seasons stamp set.

Stampin Up Colorful Seasons Masculine Birthday Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup


October Tutorials

Tidings All Around Bundle...a new set of exclusive tutorials free with a $40 or more (before shipping & tax) purchase from my online shop.  This month I’m featuring the Tidings All Around Bundle as well as the coordinating, Seasonal Wreaths stamp set.  The bundle features the Tidings All Around stamp set and the All Around Wreath dies.  The dies also coordinate with the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set to give these products added versatility.  They can be used year-round for so many different occasions.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

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Fall Medley for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “My Favorite Season”  – showcasing our favorite stamps and supplies for our holiday project.  You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Stampin Up Thanksgiving Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

My favorite season is Fall and my favorite holiday is by far Thanksgiving.  This has been true ever since  I was young. Perhaps then it was because it was the start of the Christmas season.  But now this holiday on it’s own evokes all the good feels for me.  My card today reflects some of what I love about this season.

These type of cards are my absolute favorite to make. I love creating cards with lots of layers and arranging. I also really enjoy hunting down different pieces from various stamp set and dies. It amazing how well these products “play” together.  I used a lot of different products from the Annual Catalog as well as the Holiday Catalog as you’ll be able to see in the Product List below.

 

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 13th when we showcase projects with layers of DSP and embellishments for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun!

 

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  3. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  4. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  5. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  9. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  18. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
Thanks for hopping along with us today!

Take care,

Rosanne

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Rustic Tidings All Around Christmas Wreath

The Tidings All Around and Seasonal Wreath stamp sets along with the coordinating All Around Wreaths dies are my new favorites from the Holiday Catalog.  These products are also my featured monthly tutorials that are free with a qualifying order….details below.

I’m starting off with today’s clean and simple rustic Christmas card…

Stampin Up Tidings All Around Christmas Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The A2 (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) card base is Real Red card stock.
  • The Early Espresso card stock mat measures 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • The woodgrain pattern from the Come to Gather DSP collections cut an additional 1/8″ smaller.
  • Keeping this simple, each panel is glued with Tombow Multipurpose glue.

Stampin Up Tidings All Around Christmas Card Idea-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The wreath is stamped in Garden Green ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  I recommend using the Stamparatus or another Stamping Alignment tool to ensure even ink coverage.
  • Using the open wreath die, cut the stamped wreath along with 2 additional blank wreaths for layering.
  • Adhere directly to the card.
  • Using the Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker, dot each berry.
  • Stamp the sentiment in the center of the wreath in Versa Mark ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder.
  • The bow is created with retired baker’s twine.  I’m really not opposed to using and showcasing a bit of retired product when it will work on a project.

Stampin Up Tidings All Around Christmas Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  This set has 18 wonderful sentiments to get you through the season.
  • Just a strip of DSP and Real Red card stock added to the bottom keeps the simple vibe going on the inside and the front of the envelope.
  • I added another sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas to the envelope.

Stampin Up Tidings All Around Christmas Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup


October Tutorials

Tidings All Around Bundle...a new set of exclusive tutorials free with a $40 or more (before shipping & tax) purchase from my online shop.  This month I’m featuring the Tidings All Around Bundle as well as the coordinating, Seasonal Wreaths stamp set.  The bundle features the Tidings All Around stamp set and the All Around Wreath dies.  The dies also coordinate with the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set to give these products added versatility.  They can be used year-round for so many different occasions.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

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Flourishing Phrases Fall Mums

Happy Friday!  I hope you have some fun and/or relaxing plans for the weekend.  I’ll be spending a lot of it crafting as I’m getting ready for an upcoming Craft Fair.  I’m also very excited to see Carrie Underwood in concert in Philadelphia tomorrow night.  I’m a big country music fan and have seen a lot of performers in concert but this will be the first time seeing her.  This weekend also promises to be the first “true” Autumn weekend here with much cooler temperatures…I’ll definitely take that!

One of my favorite things about Fall is Chrysanthemums.  I love them and all their pretty colors.  I usually buy them too early in the season and have to replace them just about now but I’m ok with that!  Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have a mum in the current catalogs, so I improvised a bit and used the flower from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and called it a mum.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Thanksgiving Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The A2 (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) card base is Merry Merlot card stock.
  • I cut a Come to Gather DSP pattern at  4 1/8″ x 3 3/4″ and placed it so that the bottom and 2 sides were 1/8″ shorter around the card base.
  • Next I cut a piece of Merry Merlot card stock to 4 1/8″ x 1 3/4″ and placed it so that the top and sides were 1/8″ shorter around the card base.  I had a little bit of overlapping.  To rectify that I cut a 1/2″ x 4 1/8″ strip of Cajun Craze card stock to cover the overlap.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Thanksgiving Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I stamped two flowers in each of these colors: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler ink.  Then hand cut them.  I cut off the outer petals on one of each color and layered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals on top of the full flower.
  • Each flower is then layered on the card with more dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso ink.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Thanksgiving Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The envelope flap is embellished with an embossed piece of Merry Merlot card stock using the Stylish Scroll Embossing Folder and glued to the envelope flap.

I really enjoyed using this well loved stamp set again.  Sometimes with all the new products, I sometimes forget to reach for the sets that have been around for a while.  Pairing an older set with new paper and a new embossing folder gave new life to an old favorite!


October Tutorials …a new set of exclusive tutorials free with a $40 or more (before shipping & tax) purchase from my online shop.  This month I’m featuring the Tidings All Around Bundle as well as the coordinating, Seasonal Wreaths stamp set.  The bundle features the Tidings All Around stamp set and the All Around Wreath dies.  The dies also coordinate with the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set to give these products added versatility.  They can be used year-round for so many different occasions.


If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,  I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the blog to go directly to my online store or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Rosanne

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