Black & White and a Beautiful Bouquet

Stampin Up Beautiful Bouquet Friendship Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

There’s just something about the color combination of black and white with a lot of white space that screams clean and classic to me.  I created today’s card for my OnStage swap with my group of Stamping Sisters.

The focal point is of course the pretty bouquet of flowers that were created using the Beautiful Bouquet Bundle.  This bundle is packed with pretty floral images along with beautifully scripted sentiments and coordinating framelits…check, check, check!

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The colorful bouquet really pops against the simple background of the strip of DSP from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper collection and a piece of silver washi tape.  This is my favorite pattern from the collection and I didn’t have much left so this simple design fit the bill perfectly when making several of these cards.

Stampin Up Beautiful Bouquet Friendship Card Idea-Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Even though I love the sentiments and fonts in the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, I chose this sentiment from the retiring Birthday Blooms stamp set just because it was so appropriate for the swap among friends.

Stampin Up Beautiful Bouquet Friendship Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I kept the inside simple with just a piece of DSP across the bottom and left it blank for a personal note.

Stampin Up Beautiful Bouquet Friendship Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I’m happy that the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and coordinating Bouquet Bunch framelits will be returning the in the new Annual Catalog.  However, they will not be available at the bundled price.  You can still order them now for a 10% cost savings until May 31st.

As I mentioned, the beloved Birthday Blooms stamp set will be retiring on May 31 along with many other terrific products.  You can see all the retiring products HERE.  If any of these products are on your wish list, now is the time to act, as the list has been getting shorter as products are selling out.

Thanks very much for checking in today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Next week, I’ll be featuring a few sneak peeks of my Paper Pumpkin alternate projects that are exclusive to my PP subscribers.

Take care,



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A Simply Charming Mother’s Day

I hope your week is going well so far and we’re half way to the weekend…YAY!  Today’s card is totally a “me” card.  I think my style would be categorized (mostly) as clean, simple and classic and that’s exactly how I would describe this card.

Stampin Up Bike Ride Mother's Day Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Even though this card has lots of white space, the embossed texture adds a pretty element while keeping it clean and simple.

The card base is Whisper White thick card stock.  A piece of Real Red card stock cut at 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ is layered with a piece of Whisper White regular card stock cut an additional 1/8″ smaller.  I embossed the Whisper White layer with the Quilt Topper Embossing Folder before gluing it directly to the Real Red card stock.  The photo looks a bit like Cherry Cobbler.  Although Cherry Cobbler would be equally as pretty!

Before adhering the whole panel to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I wrapped it with a piece of 1/2″ Smoky Slate Gingham ribbon.

The sentiment, from the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set, is stamped in Basic Black on a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 1 1/8″ X 3 3/4″.  I backed it with a Real Red panel cut at 1 1/4″ x 3 3/4″.  This panel is glued directly to the embossed panel with Tombow glue.

The sweet little basket of flowers are from the Bike Ride Bundle.  I stamped the basket in Soft Suede ink and colored the flowers using Stampin’ Write markers.  They were cut using the coordinating Build a Bike framelits and popped with dimensionals. Along with creating a fun bike, this bundle has so many cute little stamps and dies that can be used alone.  I actually love to use these “accessory” stamps and dies for this exact reason not to mention that it adds more value to your purchase.  This bundle is available in the current Annual Catalog for a savings of 10%.  However, it will be in the new Annual Catalog but not at the bundled price. I plan on giving this bundle more of my attention in the future!

Bike Ride Bundle #145314
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To finish off the front, I added a pretty little gingham bow which I think just adds to the charm!

Stampin Up Bike Ride Mother's Day Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The inside sentiment is from March’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  I have been getting so much mileage from these sentiments.  This is just another great reason to subscribe to the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. Even if you use  up all the paper products in the kit, the stamps and ink can be used indefinitely.

Stampin Up Bike Ride Mother's Day Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

A quick run through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder and the envelope is perfectly coordinated with the card….so easy!

Although my card here is a Mother’s Day card, it could easily be for almost any occasion by just changing the sentiment.

Thanks very much for stopping by today. I do appreciate that you take the time to look in on my projects. If you have any questions, please just leave them in the comments.  I do read and answer each comment.  And if you are not currently working with a demonstrator, I would love to be yours!

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Petal Palette Birthday – Tic Tac Toe Challenge #043

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Mine was the perfect blend of outdoor fun and indoor crafting.  Saturday’s weather here was spectacular after a long and dreary winter/spring.  So I took full advantage of it and spent the day at the park with my daughter, Emily and grandson, Jack. Yes, that lake water was green!   And Sunday was back to cold and dreary, so I spent the day stamping!

I missed the deadline to enter my card design in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.  I made the card in Hartford while attending OnStage and when I came home couldn’t find it anywhere so I had to bow out this week.  Well when I finally got around to unpacking all my goodies, I found it neatly hidden with the samples we made at the convention.  So I’ll just be posting it among the entries this week. Here is the inspiration board…..

And here is my card….I chose the center column down: CAS, Kraft, Die Cut

Stampin Up Petal Palette Birthday Cards - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The card base is Crumb Cake card stock which I thought was pretty close to kraft paper.  Next I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  Instead of using a bigger piece of Basic Black card stock than I actually needed, I cut 2 strips at 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ and glued them to the sides so that 1/4″ is visible on each side.

Using the Petal Palette Bundle, I stamped the floral image, colored it with Stampin’ Blends and cut it out.  This is one of my favorite bundles from the Occasions Catalog and I’m happy to say that it will be carrying over into the new Annual Catalog.  It’s the perfect combination of images and sentiments.  I’ve seen so many pretty samples made with this bundle and I’m looking forward to coming up with some of my own.

Petal Palette Bundle
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After positioning and adhering the die cut images, I stamped the sentiment, which came from the March Paper Pumpkin kit, in Basic Black ink.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

A few added pearls, which I colored using the dark Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend marker (did you know you  could do that and make custom colored embellishments?) add a soft and pretty touch.  I popped this layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals before adhering to the Crumb Cake card base.

I used a (retired) Crumb Cake envelope and stamped the same floral image.  This was a quick and easy way to embellish the envelope for a custom look.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The inside sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set.  This is another set that’s returning in the new Annual Catalog which makes me very happy because I love sentiment sets that have both outside and coordinating inside sentiments and this set is packed with them.

I hope you’ll visit the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see all the creativity going on and perhaps share some of your own creativity with us.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

Thanks for stopping by today.

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A Paper Pumpkin Peek

Stampin’ Up! has surprised us with a preview of the April Paper Pumpkin Kit but you only have today to sign up to get this particular kit.

I’m not a particularly nautical person but I think this set is fantastic.  And I know I will be able to easily come up with some fun alternate projects, too.

I must admit that I was not always a fan of Paper Pumpkin and subscribed only periodically.  However, after missing out on some pretty great kits, I decided to purchase a six month subscription and give it a real chance.  I already received the March kit and absolutely loved it.  So much so that I’m now offering at least three alternate project tutorials exclusively to all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  The tutorials will be sent as PDF’s via email after the kits are received, approximately the last week of the month.  These samples will not appear on the blog.  Some months there may be more than three but never less.  I actually went a little overboard with my March samples and can show a few here.


Here’s a little peek at one of the exclusive tutorials….

Stampin Up March Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project 1 - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Here are the extra two I created…


Stampin Up March Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project 2 - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping   Stampin Up March Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project 3 - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I absolutely love the stamp set that was included in March’s kit.  The images and sentiments will be ones that I’ll use over and over again.

With the special 50% promotion going on right now on Paper Pumpkin, it’s the perfect time to try it for yourself…the value is pretty great!  You can read all about it HERE.

Again, today is the last day to sign up to receive the April kit above but you can still sign up after today to receive the May and June kit at 50% off.  If you have any questions about this or about my exclusive tutorial program, I’ll be happy to help.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

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