November CC2C: Holiday Gift Card Holders

Welcome back to another monthly cross country CASEing adventure with Karen Hallam in CA and myself here in PA.  Just in time for holiday gifting, this month our theme is gift card holders.  I really enjoy making these and have a good supply for several occasions on hand.  Gift cards are always a welcome present and a one of a kind, handmade gift card holder makes it all the more special.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals Christmas Gift Card Holder - Rosanne Mulhern

Today’s gift card holders feature one of my all-time favorite holiday bundles from Stampin’ Up!:  the Poinsettia Petals bundle.  I paired it with the retired Plush Poinsettia Specialty paper.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals Christmas Gift Card Holder-Rosanne Mulhern

Of the two, this is my favorite.  I love these pretty, soft colors of Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam.  The poinsettia is cut in Shimmery White card stock and is sponged with Petal Pink ink for some subtle color.  The sentiment is heat embossed with silver embossing powder and hand cut.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals Christmas Gift Card Holder- Rosanne MulhernThe inside sentiment is also from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

While the pink card is my favorite, I’m still so pleased with this more traditional card. The Plush Poinsettia paper is backed with gold foil to highlight the pretty pattern.  The flower is cut from Red Velvet paper and the leaves are cut from Mossy Meadow card stock. The sentiment is heat embossed with gold embossing powder and hand cut.

Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals Christmas Gift Card Holder -Rosanne Mulhern

I created matching envelopes for each.  However, since the flower makes them pretty bulky, I will not be mailing them.

Materials & Measurements

Pink Card

  • Basic White Thick card stock:   4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 3 1/2 x 9 and a 4 1/4″ x 1/4″ strip for the inside of the smaller front panel.
  • Silver Foil: 4″ x 3 1/2″ and 4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Petal Pink card stock: 3 7/8″ x 3 3/8″ and 3 7/8″ x 1 5/8″
  • Plush Poinsettia DSP:  3 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ and 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″

Inside Sentiment Panel

  • Petal Pink card stock 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White card stock:  5″ x 3 3/4″

Gift Card Pocket

  • Silver Foil:  3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Petal Pink card stock: 3 1/8″ x 2 1/8″
  • Plush Poinsettia DSP:  3″ x 2″
  • Use a small circle punch to create an optional notch.

The measurements are exactly the same for the red card using Real Red card stock and gold foil.

If you’ve come from Karen’s blog, thanks very much for making the trip for travel East.  If you’ve started here, please head West to check out Karen’s gift card idea HERE.  I know you’ll love it!

Until next time…

Take care,



Boo! A Cute Critter Halloween Card – #tttc135

Today’s post is short and oh so sweet!  

I playing along with the Tic Tac Toe challenge once again and I’m submitting this card just under the wire.  

I chose the first row across:  Bat, Moon, Purple

Sometimes all good intentions to get things done ahead of time get derailed because of just….LIFE!  It’s been that kind of week.  But I really wanted to finish this cute card.  I’ll be sending it to my equally cute and sweet grandson, Jack.

The background was blended using Distress Oxide inks in shades of purple, orange and yellow.  The tree frame is from Lawn Fawn and the cute little critters are from a retired SU set.  They’re colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The “Boo” sentiment and bats are embellishments that I found at Target’s Dollar Spot.  I love that area of Target!

Using so many different elements on a project is quickly becoming a favorite way to create for me.  

Have a wonderful day,



Nuts About Squirrels – CC2C

It’s time for another cross country CASEing adventure with Karen Hallam in CA and myself here in PA.  Each month, Karen and I take a turn CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) the other’s card, theme, colors, layout or technique. This month, Karen decided we would create a shadowbox card.  Here’s Karen’s card…

You can read all the details on this classically beautiful Christmas shadowbox card HERE.

One of the things I enjoy best about this monthly collaboration is seeing our different interpretations.  Here’s what I came up with…

Stampin Up Nuts About Squirrels Just Because Card- Rosanne Mulhern

To create the shadowbox, I followed an online tutorial by Jennifer McGuire which was very easy to follow.  In fact, the most difficult thing about this card was deciding what stamp set to use.  Since I’ve had this set for awhile without using it, I chose to use the Stampin’ Up! set, Nuts About Squirrels. I colored these cute critters using Stampin’ Blends and Copic markers.

I created the “window” using the second largest die in the SU Stitched Rectangle dies.  The leaf patterned paper is from my stash.  To give the paper a little more depth, I sponged it with Crushed Curry ink.

I stamped the sentiment on the back of the shadowbox.  With these sentiments, this card can be sent for a variety of occasions:  Get Well, Just Because, Friendship, etc.

If you haven’t been to Karen’s blog, please head over to see her Christmas shadowbox.

Thanks very much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed “traveling” with us this month.  

Take care,


Clean, Simple & CUTE Birthday Card – PP563


EEK…it’s your birthday!  Ok, so maybe it’s not but it is for someone out there.  And this card is bound to make them smile!  I created today’s card with inspiration from this week’s Paper Players Clean and Simple Birthday Challenge

Since I work in an Elementary school library, I made a few of these cards to have on hand for co-workers’ birthdays.  It’s just so cute and appropriate…don’t you agree?

I used the Mama Elephant Bookworm stamp set and dies for the card front.  This set is one of my all-time favorites…I wonder why!?  The sentiments on the front and inside come from My Favorite Things: It’s a Mice Time to Celebrate stamp set. 

Thanks for looking in on my project today.  Have a good day!

Take care,