Grown with Love for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #007

Welcome back to another weekly Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This challenge just gets more fun each week and will really stretch your creativity.  I hope you’ll join us this week!

For my project this week, I choose the far right column down:  diecut, floral, yellow.

ampin Up Grown with Love Friendship Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

Today I’ve used the Grown with Love stamp set and coordinating Garden Grown framelits.  This is a versatile and fun bundle. The flower pot, watering can and wagon are great images that can be used in so many different ways.

Here’s the details:

  • The card base is Daffodil Delight card stock with a mat of Tranquil Tide card stock and a pattern from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.
  • The next series of mats are glued together and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Grown with Love Friendship Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The flower pot is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and cut with a framelit and popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flower image is stamped in Old Olive and again in Daffodil Delight ink.  After cutting the Old Olive image with the coordinating framelit, I cut the Daffodil Delight flowers and glued them on top.
  • Glitter Enamel Dots add a special little touch!

Stampin Up Grown with Love Friendship Cards Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I added a couple of sentiments from the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  I must say that I use the sentiments in this set much more than the flower images.  I should ink up those flowers!
  • Adding a strip of DSP is an easy way to create more interest to the inside of the card and the envelope as well.

Stampin Up Grown with Love Friendship Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

Thanks so much for looking in on my project today.  Please head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Blog and check out the other fabulous designs by my fellow teammates.

Take care,

Rosanne

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A “Friendly” Wagon Ride

Stampin Up Bike Ride and Grown with Love Friendship Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Today’s card is a fun little “Just Because”!  The Annual Catalog has so many wonderful bundles and I really love it when I can use multiple sets on a project.  I feel it justifies my many purchases and eases some of the buyers’ guilt (not that I have any of that when it comes to buying stamps!).  This card uses the Grown with Love and Bike Ride bundles.

Here’s the details:

  • The card base is Whisper White thick card stock with a mat of Real Red and and pattern from Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  This combination is so bright and cheerful.
  • The Real Red and Whisper White panel is first wrapped with 3/8″ Old Olive Mini Chevron ribbon.  This catalog has so many wonderful ribbons and this one is so nicely textured.
  • This panel is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals for additional depth.

Stampin Up Bike Ride and Grown with Love Friendship Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup'

  • I stamped the wagon from the Grown with Love stamp set first in Smoky Slate and then again in Real Red ink.  The Smoky Slate wagon was cut with the coordinating Garden Grown framelits.  I snipped just the wagon seat from the Real Red wagon and glued it on top of the Smoky Slate because everyone knows a wagon has to be RED!
  • I popped the wagon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The new mini dimensionals worked so well here.
  • A couple of Daffodil Delight enamel shapes on the wheels are a fun touch.
  • Those cute little pups are from the Bike Ride stamp set and are stamped in Basic Black Archival, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink.  The scarves are colored with Stampin’ Write Markers.  I cropped these with the coordinating Build a Bike framelits and glued them directly to the Whisper White panel.
  • The sentiment, from Special Celebrations stamp set, is cut with a framelit from Bunch of Banners and, again, popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added a few more Real Red enamel shapes to the banner.

Stampin Up Bike Ride and Grown with Love Friendship Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

  • The inside sentiment, from Special Celebrations stamp set, is the companion to the sentiment on the front.
  • Below is a quick snapshot of the products I used on this card.  I loved how the two bundles worked so well together.

Stampin Up Bike Ride and Grown with Love Friendship Cards Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

I hope you enjoyed this sweet friendship card.

Here are a few cellphone pictures from my oldest daughter, Elizabeth’s wedding last weekend.  She was married in the Pocono mountains of Pennsylvania at a lovely boutique hotel and the scenery was just spectacular.

We’re very proud parents!  Elizabeth looked beautiful!

 

The pretty little girl on the left is my middle daughter, Lauren.  Our youngest, Emily was unable to attend because she had just given birth a few days earlier so Elizabeth’s friend Caitlin graciously stood in for her and made a lovely bridesmaid.  Our new son in law, James, isn’t so bad either…lol!

This was the backdrop of the ceremony…it rained about an hour before the ceremony but the sun was shining during it!  I can’t wait to see the professional pictures.

Thanks for indulging this proud momma and for stopping by today.  I truly appreciate that you take the time to look in on my projects.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

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Watercolor Wings Birthday

Watercolor Wings Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I took a little blog break last week after welcoming our first grandchild and attending our oldest daughter’s wedding.   What a whirlwind two weeks!  And this weekend, we got to spend the entire weekend with our new grandson.  What an absolute JOY! But I’m back today with a pretty birthday card featuring an old favorite stamp set, Watercolor Wings.  When this set was first introduced, it was extremely popular.  I think it’s still a great set with a lot more life left in it.

Here’s the details:

  • I really like this color combination of Pear Pizzazz and Sweet Sugarplum.  The patterns are from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper.
  • The sentiment is from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set.

Watercolor Wings Birthday Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Look how pretty the new Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ shimmer ribbon is!
  • I stamped the butterfly twice on vellum using Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Fresh Fig ink.  After stamping, I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  It really gives it such a pretty shine.
  • I layered the two butterflies using the new mini Stampin Dimensionals on the body.  These little guys come in so handy…no more cutting the dimensionals to fit small spaces.
  • A few Glitter Enamel Dots are the perfect finishing touch.  I have a real problem when it comes to adding these type of embellishments.  Mine never quite look as random as I would like and then I end up pulling off some of the paper when I try to re-position them.  Anyone else have this issue…..?

Watercolor Wings Birthday Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is also from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous.  I love the fonts and the sentiments in this set and have used them a lot.

Stampin Up Watercolor Wings Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • A little Designer Series Paper on the envelope flap pulls the whole card together.

I promise I won’t post too many pictures of the new love of my life but here he is at one week old.

I’ll post a picture of our daughter’s wedding tomorrow.  I’m not sure this summer could get any better than this!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Take care,

Rosanne

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A “Berry” Happy Birthday – Tic Tac Toe Challenge #005

It’s my “on” week for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This challenge has really inspired a lot of creativity.  It’s great fun to see all the wonderful card creations each week.  I hope you will play along with us this week.  Here’s the challenge board…

Tic Tac Toe Challenge #005

I chose the bottom row across: birthday, pattern paper, pink.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Die Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Here’s the details:

  • The card base is Whisper White thick card stock with a mat cut 1/8″ smaller from a pattern from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper.
  • I stamped a few flowers from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set on Whisper White card stock in Berry Burst ink.  The images in this stamp set match the Designer Series Paper pattern perfectly because that’s just what Stampin’ Up! does!!
  • This layer is matted on a piece of Berry Burst card stock and popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Die Birthday Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The new Happy Birthday thinlit created the scripty sentiment.  I cut it once in Berry Burst card stock and again in Whisper White card stock.
  • After cutting each layer, I separated the words so I could fit them on the center panel.  I think it also created a more interesting layout.
  • To create a 3D shadow effect, I offset the layers just a bit.

Stampin Up Birthday Blossoms Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.  I know with all the new sets in the Annual Catalog, it’s easy to overlook some of the “old favorites” but the sentiments in this set are just great for birthday cards.
  • A few more stamped flowers from Bloomin’ Love add the right touch!

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Die Powder Pink Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I made this card first in Powder Pink but decided that Berry Burst would create a brighter, bolder  card.  But I do like this one, too.  It’s so soft and subtle.  Now I have two pretty cards in my birthday stash!
  • I stamped both envelope flaps with the same floral image I used on the card.

I hope this card inspired you to give the Tic Tac Toe Challenge a try if you haven’t joined in yet.  And if you did, you already know how much fun it is.  I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Take care,

Rosanne

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