Cheerful Birthday Wishes – Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ August Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that adds beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Today’s card is a bright and cheerful Summertime birthday card.  I know that we’re being inundated with all things Fall just about now, however, I’m hanging onto summer just a bit longer.

Once again, I reached for the Floral Essence stamp set pairing it with the Buffalo Check stamp.  These sets along with the color combination of Daffodil Delight and Real Red make for a charming country feel.  I recently made another card HERE that had the same appeal.

To create the diagonal cut on the top layer of DSP, I used the largest die in the Stitched Rectangles.  I also took a strip of Real Red card stock and using the same die, cut an edge piece along the longer side of the rectangle then trimmed it to fit along the edge of the DSP for a border.  Here is the placement of the die.

In full disclosure, I cut the piece stamped with the Buffalo Check a bit too short.  Next time I’ll wait to cut this piece after I’ve made the diagonal cut.  Here’s my mistake…

Luckily, the placement of the flowers easily covered up where the two pieces didn’t meet.  The flowers were layered and popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  This set does not have framelits to cut these flowers, so I used a Scan n Cut.  The leaves were stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and punched using the Leaf Punch.

The sentiment is from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set and is cut with an oval die from the Stitched Shapes framelits and layered on a Real Red oval cut from the Layering Ovals framelits.  The heart is a retired enamel shape.

The inside features two sentiments from the Special Celebrations stamp set.

To complete the project, I stamped on the front of the envelope. Creating a little inside and envelope  coordination really pulls it all together for a one of a kind card.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s the Sentiment that Counts” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  3. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  23. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

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My True North

Today’s card uses every product in the Come Sail Away Suite except the Smooth Sailing Dies.  Stampin’ Up! does an awesome job putting together their product suites and I’m glad that I purchased this one.

 

The lighthouse silhouette from the Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack takes center stage on my card.  If you haven’t noticed these Memories & More Card Packs, they really do deserve a look.  There are so many interesting pieces that make card making easy and stretch your creativity.

  • The card size is 6 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ and was dictated by the size of the lighthouse layover.
  • The next layer is Balmy Blue card stock measuring 6 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ that has been embossed with the High Seas 3D embossing folder.
  • Before adhering the lighthouse layer, I filled in the light with So Saffron card stock and parts of the lighthouse with Night of Navy card stock.  Then it was glued to the embossed piece.
  • The sentiment, from Sailing Home stamp set, was stamped in Night of Navy ink and matted on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock. I popped it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I wrapped a piece of Baker’s Twine with an anchor trinket from the Sail Away Trinkets. I love these little added details!

  • The envelope is from my stash and is embellished with a pattern from the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper collection and Night of Navy card stock.

I had a lot of fun creating this card and I’m excited to continue creating with this fabulous suite of products.  Hopefully, you’ll Come Sail Away with me again soon!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fabulous week.  I’m heading down to Maryland this week to spend a few days with my Stamping Sisters and cannot wait. Karen is even coming from CA! I’m forever grateful to Stampin’ Up! for bring me together with these fun and fabulous girls! Best.Decision.Ever.

There’s an EXTRA Special recruiting promotion going on until August 31st…

  • Get an EXTRA $56 in free product.  Choose up to $155 in product for only $99 with FREE shipping.
  • There’s also a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit included.
  • You’ll also receive a $10 coupon code to redeem on an additional order place by    October  31st.
  • As always, you’ll enjoy a 20-25% demonstrator discount on all future purchases while remaining an active demonstrator
  • You’ll also enjoy being able to view new catalogs early and pre-order new products.  Joining now will ensure your demonstrator status through December allowing you access to the upcoming Holiday catalog…always my favorite!
  • There is never any obligation to make any further purchases beyond the starter kit. To continue being a demonstrator, you’re only required to have $300 in sales per quarter.  These can be your own or customer sales.  Remember: for personal sales this is $300 retail (before your discount is applied) making it even better!

    Click Here more information about being a demonstrator.

    To Join the Fun, Click Here

Take care,

Rosanne

 

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A Country Home Hello

It’s been a while since I used one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Country Home.  I was delighted that this set carried over in the Annual Catalog.  Not only is it a wonderful Fall/Thanksgiving set, but it’s perfect for almost any occasion.  The images and sentiments make this just an all around versatile set with a cozy country feel. This set pairs so well with the Tin Tile embossing folder to create a total country vibe that I just love. Both of these products will stay with me for a very long time.

Today’s card is a general Just Thinking of You that’s so nice to send to someone just because…

The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock with a mat of Terracotta Tile card stock cut 1/8″ smaller. Next I embossed a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the Tin Tile embossing folder and cut it into three            1 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ strips and spaced them (almost) evenly and adhered them to the Terracotta Tile card stock. I wrapped a piece of Terracotta Tile 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon around the two top layers before gluing to the card base.  This ribbon is so pretty and just adds to the country charm.

The milk can and foliage were colored with Stampin’ Blends and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. These were cut using my Brother Scan n Cut.  I punched small holes in the little hello and wrapped it around the can with a bit of Linen Thread.

Isn’t this sentiment just wonderful.  Wouldn’t everyone like to be the “happy to someone’s day”.

I simply embossed the envelope flap with the Tin Tile embossing folder to coordinate the card and envelope…such a quick and easy way to embellish.

I hope you enjoyed this little walk in the country and perhaps you’ll let someone know that they’re the happy to your day!

If you haven’t already taken advantage of Bonus Days, there’s still a few hours left….

Now through July 31, 2019,  you will earn a $5 coupon code on every $50 you spend with me in my store.  Coupon codes will be emailed to you so be sure to save those emails.  Redeem your coupon codes on orders in August. There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.

Click Here for more information on Bonus Day Coupons

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

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Daisy Lane Duo

Happy Monday! Today’s project features a product that I haven’t utilized nearly enough…the Mini Pizza Box! My Sister’s birthday is this week and I made this card for her.  However, I also made her a couple of bracelets and needed a box for them.  So why not coordinate both?  Isn’t this one of the best things about this hobby, the ability to coordinate and customize?!

Let’s start with the card…

If this layout looks familiar, that’s because it’s exactly the same as THIS card.  I actually CASED myself!  I had everything out on my desk and decided to just change up the paper and stamps.  The DSP is from the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper collection.  It’s matted on Flirty Flamingo card stock on a thick Whisper White card base.

The daisies are from the Daisy Lane stamp set.  I stamped them in Daffodil Delight ink and used a pink watercolor pencil to shade each of the petals,  The flowers are punch from the Daisy Punch and Medium Daisy Punch.  The flower centers are retired embellishments that I colored with Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blend. The leaves, from Painted Harvest stamp set, are stamp in Soft Sea Foam ink on vellum and punched with the Leaf Punch.

The sentiment is from a set I bought long ago from Michaels.  It’s stamped on vellum and heat embossed.  I added a few color coordinated sequence for a pretty final touch.

Now for the long neglected Mini Pizza Box…

Measurements for the top of the box are: Flirty Flamingo card stock (3 3/8″ x 3 3/8″) DSP (3/4 x 3 1/4 ).  The sides measure: Flirty Flamingo (7/8″ x 3 3/8) DSP (3 1/4 x 3 1/4″).

I wrapped a piece of Petal Pink Organdy Striped ribbon around the top before gluing it to the box.  Flowers were created the same as the card.  These boxes are very sturdy and are just perfect to hold just about anything small enough to fit.

There’s still time to take advantage of these specials…

Now through July 31, 2019,  you will earn a $5 coupon code on every $50 you spend with me in my store.  Coupon codes will be emailed to you so be sure to save those emails.  Redeem your coupon codes on orders in August. There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.

Click Here for more information on Bonus Day Coupons

 

There’s an EXTRA Special recruiting promotion going on until August 31st…

  • Get an EXTRA $56 in free product.  Choose up to $155 in product for only $99 with FREE shipping.
  • There’s also a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit included.
  • You’ll also receive a $10 coupon code to redeem on an additional order place by    October  31st.
  • As always, you’ll enjoy a 20-25% demonstrator discount on all future purchases while remaining an active demonstrator
  • You’ll also enjoy being able to view new catalogs early and pre-order new products.  Joining now will ensure your demonstrator status through December allowing you access to the upcoming Holiday catalog…always my favorite!
  • There is never any obligation to make any further purchases beyond the starter kit. To continue being a demonstrator, you’re only required to have $300 in sales per quarter.  These can be your own or customer sales.  Remember: for personal sales this is $300 retail (before your discount is applied) making it even better!

Click Here more information about being a demonstrator.

To Join the Fun, Click Here

Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope you are heading into a wonderful new week.

Take care,

Rosanne

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