How Does Your Garden Grow – June CC2C

CASEing Coast to Coast is traveling from West with Karen Hallam in CA to East where I am in here PA.  Karen came up with a super fun and seasonal theme:  How Does Your Garden Grow?  Here’s Karen’s beautiful card…

It’s definitely planting season here in Southeastern PA and I live in the Nursery Capital of the State.  There’s actually a sign that says so right off the exit of a major highway, so it must be so!  It’s so much fun to visit all the Amish Nurseries in my immediate area.  First, I do a planning visit to see what’s new and available.  Then I sketch a plan before I go back to purchase.  It usually takes me several trips to gather all my plants but that just makes it more fun.

When planning for my card, I decided to go with some of the essential tools to plant a garden…

I pulled out these fun and realistic looking garden tool dies from The Greetery.  I think The Greetery has some of the most unique dies out there.  Most of the supplies I used here came from my stash.  The sentiment for both the front and back are from Power Poppy’s Sage Advice stamp set and the patterned paper came from a long ago Simon Says Stamps card kit.

I have a friend who is my nursery-hopping partner that I’ll be sending this card to.

Be sure to head West to look at the details of Karen’s card HERE.  Thanks for traveling cross-country with us this month and we look forward to taking you East to West next month.

Take care,


Let’s Go Fishing Slimline Card for #TTTC 247

Let's Go Fishing Father's Day Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Welcome to another Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This week I had the privilege of creating the board and as you can see from my card above, the theme is Father’s Day/Masculine.

I chose to play two ways:  Firstly, the first row across:  Dry Embossing, Slimline, Twine and secondly, the third row across: Plaid, Fishing, Embellished Envelope.

Here’s a look at the inside…although I do embellish the inside of my cards, I did not include a sentiment as I’m not sure what occasion I’ll use this for.  Perhaps a retirement card, if the need arises.  Generally, I like to have a purpose in mind for the cards I create but this one will be shelved for now.  This card would obviously work well for Father’s Day or Masculine Birthday for a fisherman.

Let's Go Fishing Father's Day Card -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I’ve listed the materials used below.

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out my teammates designs on the Tic Tac Toe challenge and join us with your own creation.

Take care,



Stamps: On the Horizon – sentiment (ret. SU)
Dies:  Layering Ovals, Stitched Shapes (ret. SU)
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Pecan Pie
Patterned Paper:  Let’s Go Fishing DSP (ret.SU)
Ink:  Misty Moonlight
Misc:  Cross-hatch Embossing Folder (SU), Twine


Large Letter Mother’s Day Card

I’m back with another Mother’s Day card.  This is a mini slimline which measures 6″ x 3 1/2″.  This card came together fairly quickly as it mostly just required die cutting.  I used SU’s (retired) Large Letter dies, cutting the letters our twice in white thick card stock, once in the floral print and once in Pretty Peacock card stock for the “shadow”.

I sneaking this card in just under the wire at the Inspired By Challenge…I was inspired by the sketch, although I did turn it horizontally and by the word “Mom”.

Take care,


Stamps: Butterfly Gala, Happy Thoughts and Timeless Tulips- inside sentiment (all ret. SU)
Dies:  Large Letter (ret. SU)
Card Stock:  White, Pretty Peacock
Patterned Paper:  Garden Walk DSP (ret.SU)
Ink:  Pretty Peacock


Mother’s Day Card & Gift Card Pocket

MOTHER'S DAY CARD AND GIFT CARD HOLDER - Rosanne mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Hello and happy Monday.  It’s been a wet and dreary few days here in PA and today is just more of the same.  While I wait for a beautiful May day, I’ll just create pretty floral projects.  My share today is one of those projects.  With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I created this card and coordinating gift card “pocket”.  The pocket is actually a small (very small) bag that was purchased at JoAnn’s.  They came in a pack in white and kraft.  They are the perfect fit for a gift card and are easily embellished.

MOTHER'S DAY CARD - Rosanne mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Along with embellishing the envelope, I really enjoy embellishing the inside of my cards.  I think by handcrafting our cards, we have the opportunity to create really unique cards inside and out and I love that!

And here’s a look at the gift card pocket…

This combination of card and gift pocket is perfect for all the upcoming occasions: Mother’s Day, Graduations, Father’s Day, as well as, the regular occasions:  Birthday, Anniversary, Thank You.

Lastly, I’m playing along with the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge…I chose a few different ways to play.

(1) Left side diagonal: Flowers, Free, Die Cuts (2) Second column down: Butterflies, Free, Patterned Paper (3) Third row down: Gem/Embellishment, Patterned Paper, Die Cuts

I hope you have a wonderful day and are looking forward to a good week ahead.

Take care,


Stamps: Happy Thoughts – inside sentiment (ret. SU), Adorable Owls – tag (ret. SU)
Dies:  Stitched Butterflies (unknown)
Card Stock:  White, Pretty Peacock
Patterned Paper:  Garden Walk DSP (ret.SU)
Ink:  Pretty Peacock