A Smitten Mitten Thank You – TTTC #025

It’s Thursday and a very special Thursday at that…HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  

But it’s also time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This week my board is featured….

I loved the Smitten Mitten bundle the moment I saw it in the Holiday Catalog.  There is just something about mittens, hats and stockings in winter that always draw me in and I fell for this bundle immediately.  However, it’s taken me awhile to play with it.

For today’s card, I chose the third column down: stripes, thank you, twine and the third row across: blue, banner, twine.

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens Thank You Card Ideas- Rosanne Mulhe

Here’s the details

  • The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock.
  • The patterned paper I used on this card is from Graphic 45.  The striped panel measures 4″ x 5 1/4″  and is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set and is stamped in Marina Mist ink.
  • I used a square punch to flag the end to create a banner.

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens Thank You Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I cut the mittens with the Many Mittens Framelits and added the cuffs and Very Vanilla baker’s twine along with a couple of enamel shapes.  I love the cut-out framelit!
  • The mittens are popped with dimensionals also.

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens Thank You Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

  • In keeping with the clean and simple look of this card, I stamped the inside with another stamp from One Big Meaning stamp set.  The stamps I used for the front and inside are actually one stamp that I cut apart to create two individual stamps.  By doing this, you can get even more mileage from some stamps.
  • I embellished the inside and the envelope flap with more patterned paper.

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens Thank You Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

I think this card would make a perfect thank you for the holidays.

I hope you will check out all the designer’s projects as well as those who are sharing their cards at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.  I also hope that you will find inspiration in my board this week and join us by sharing your own project with us.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating with family and friends.


Thanks for stopping in today and don’t forget that Online Extravaganza is still going on.

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Take care,


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A LARGE Number Anniversary

Stampin Up Large Numbers Anniversary Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Taking a break from holiday card making today to show you this special anniversary card I made for a VERY special anniversary.  A friend and her husband are celebrating this wonderful milestone in early December and I wanted to create a pretty, golden card for the occasion.

Here’s the details

  • The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock with an overlay pattern from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This collection offers such pretty patterns in Soft Sky and Blushing Bride with a Gold Foil pattern on the other side of each.

Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #144143
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  • The center panel is Gold Foil cut at 4″ x 3″ with a mat of Very Vanilla cut 1/8″ smaller.
  • HINT….Before adhering the Very Vanilla layer, I cut the numbers from the Gold Foil panel.  This is a great tip for saving paper, especially the “special” paper.

Stampin Up Large Numbers Anniversary Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The sentiment is from the Best Birds stamp set and is heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.
  • As I stated above, I cut the numbers out using the Large Numbers framelits once in Gold Foil and then again three more times in Very Vanilla thick card stock and stacked them for a more dimensional look.
  • The Large Number framelits are so handy for occasions like this as well as special birthdays.

Large Numbers Framelits #140622
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  • The ribbon and bow are made from a ribbon from last year’s Sale-a-bration catalog.  I’m always happy to be able to use up my retired products, especially ribbon.
  • After the ribbon is adhered, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise the panel on the card base.

Stampin Up Large Numbers Anniversary Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside sentiment is also from a retired stamp set, Falling For You.  I just had to use this because the sentiment is so perfect for this card and occasion. It’s stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Stampin Up Large Numbers Anniversary Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

It’s hard for me to capture a good photograph with the Gold Foil but this card came out exactly how I envisioned it…and that doesn’t always happen!

Today’s the big day……

Click HERE to download the Extravaganza List and see a sneak peek of what is going to be on sale November 20 – 26, 2017!

I hope you have a great day and that you’re looking forward to this short work week.

Take care,


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A Cozy Quilted Christmas

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

Even though the Christmas Quilt Suite of Products are featured as a holiday set, this is the first Christmas card that I’ve made with it.  I have used this versatile bundle for a Fall card HERE and a baby card HERE.  This is one of those must have sets that can be used over and over to produce cards for so many occasions simply by changing the colors and patterns.  I created this card for the class I held over the weekend.

Quilted Christmas Photopolymer Bundle #146026
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Here’s the details

  • The A2 card base is Garden Green card stock.
  • The next panel is Whisper White card stock cut 1/4″ smaller and embossed with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder for such lovely texture.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Card Ideas- Rosanne Mulhern

  • To create the quilt block, I cut a Garden Green scalloped square using the Layering Squares Framelits.  Then used the Quilt Builder Framelits for the patterned paper and the quilt square.
  • The pattern is from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper collection.

  • For a little added touch, an enamel button in the center finishes it off.
  • I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the block to the card base.
  • The sentiment, from the Christmas Quilt stamp set, is stamped in Real Red ink and cropped with an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  This is then glued to a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  If someone were to ask me what framelits were absolutely essential, I would say thatI use either the Layering Circles, Square and Ovals along with the Stitched Shapes on most every card I create.
  • The sentiment is also popped with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside is stamped with a non-SU sentiment in Real Red ink.  I have this Christmas sentiment set that seems to have just the right sayings for my holiday cards.
  • I little bit of DSP on the inside and the envelope flap makes for a pretty custom made card.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

So by now everyone has heard that today is the first day to reserve your STAMPARTUS.  If you need any additional information on this new and oh so awesome tool, you can find it all HERE.  Ordering begins at 2 pm MST.  If you would like to reserve one for yourself through my online store and haven’t ordered from me before you will first need to set up an account. Click HERE to go to my online store.  Or you can find me in the Demonstrator Directory:  Rosanne Mulhern, Demonstrator #2145725, Chadds Ford, PA  19317.

I appreciate your stopping by today and hope that you have a terrific Thursday!

Take care,


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What’s a Stamparatus?

I’m sure most of you have already heard that Stampin’ Up! is introducing their version of the super popular Stamp Poisitioners (like the Misti, Tim Holtz version, etc.).  I for one have had a Misti for a long time and do use it fairly often so I was a little skeptical that it could be improved upon.  Well, I was so WRONG!  Stampin’ Up! totally took this tool to a whole new level of versatility with the Stamparatus.  Here is all you need to know about this amazing tool and how to reserve yours beginning November 16th.

The Product Details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up! red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates:  a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price:  $49

Why do YOU NEED ONE?  You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it.

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp – in exactly the same spot (no need to start over).
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2 step, 3 step, and 4 step stamping images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Need more convincing?  Take a look at this video demonstration…

HERE’S a Q & A summary that Stampin’ Up! has put together with some additional information.

How to Reserve your Stamparatus – SEE HERE   PLEASE NOTE – reservations start on November 16th.

Take care,