Life is Better with a Touch of Gold

Stampin Up Ornate Garden with Colorful Seasons Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Good Monday to you!  As we are hunkered down for another week of staying home and hopefully safe, I’m so thankful for a lot of things and stamping is among them.  I’ve been kept busy these past few weeks doing something I absolutely love and enjoy.  I’ve also been doing a little cross-stitching as well as a lot of reading. Also walking so I don’t miss the beautiful spring outside.  I hope you’re finding lots to do as well.  Let me know in the comments below what your doing to keep busy and your mind on better things.

My card today is another result of playing with the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper.  I usually have a problem using all the DSP in a collection.  However, I’ve already opened my second pack of this one.

Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper #152488 $15.00

Materials & Measurements

  • Whisper White Thick card stock:  cut at 4 1/4″ x 11, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Gold Foil: cut at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • DSP panel: cut at 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White banner: cut at 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Gold Foil for banner
  • Whisper White & Gold Foil scraps for daisies

Details

  • Adhere the gold foil and DSP panels directly to the card base creating 1/8″ margins for each.
  • Using the Ornate Layers Dies, cut the scalloped banner from gold foil.
  • Special Note: I cut the banner from the center of the gold foil panel to save a little paper.  It’s not evident, once the DSP is glued over it.
  • On the Whisper White banner piece, stamp the sentiment which is from the  Colorful Seasons stamp set in Versa Mark ink and heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
  • Affix this to the gold scalloped banner and glue to the top center of the card.Stampin Up Ornate Garden with Colorful Seasons Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup
  • Stamp 3 small daisies from Daisy Lane stamp set in Versa Mark ink and heat emboss them in gold embossing powder.  Punch with the medium daisy punch.
  • Punch an additional 3 daisies from gold foil and 3 from Whisper White card stock.  Layer to create each flower.
  • Add the flowers to the bottom of the banner with dimensionals.

  • I kept the inside very simple and just stamp another daisy and heat embossed it on Whisper White card stock.
  • It’s matted on a piece of gold foil.  I cut another scalloped banner from this piece also to use on another project.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden with Colorful Seasons Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

This card could be used for many different occasions: wedding, anniversary, birthday, thinking of you, thank you and more.  Just pick an appropriate sentiment for the inside or write your own personal note.  I think it’s good to have a few of these types of cards on hand.

Once again, I thank you for spending some time with me today and hope you have a good day.  I’m going to try to reflect on the fact that it’s Holy Week and despite the fact that it certainly won’t be like any other Easter, there’s still much to be thankful for and rejoice in.

Please take care of yourself and those you love,

Rosanne

 

 

 

 

******APRIL MONTHLY BONUS REWARDS ******

I’m truly appreciative of each and every order.  To show my appreciation, here’s what you’ll receive during the month of April…

  • 3 Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp set of the month with any order of $50 (before tax & shipping).  As you probably guessed, this month’s set is Ornate Garden and Ornate Thanks.
  • A sample pack of 12 6 x 6 pieces of the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper and the 3 Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp set of the month for any order of $75 or more (before tax & shipping)
  • Every order will receive a handmade card.  This month’s card is a pretty gift card holder that can be used for any occasion and would be perfect for Mother’s Day.

APRIL HOST CODE:  MY6FAQU2

Please use the host code above when you shop through my online store.  However, if your order is $150 or more, there’s no need to use the code as you’ll receive your own Stampin’ Rewards.                                                               Click HERE to shop

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Peek of Petal Pink with Ornate Garden

Hello…it’s Saturday but then again every day this week felt like Saturday! I hope you are doing well. We’ve been doing our part by staying home.  Fortunately, my husband and I enjoy walking so that’s been our outdoor activity at least twice a day.  We also have an ongoing scrabble game with a $$ prize that usually lasts a few days at a time.  And we developed the perfect amount of togetherness and alone time for our hobbies.  So needless to say, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the craft room!

My card today features a pattern from the new Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper.  Here, have a look…

Petal Pink Peek with Ornate Garden Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinupWith so many pretty patterns in this paper collection, it’s hard to pick a favorite.  But this pretty floral with a touch of gold metallic is at the top of my list.

Materials & Measurements

  • Whisper White thick card base:  cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Petal Pink card stock layer: cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Whisper White card stock rectangular panel: see explanation below
  • Petal Pink card stock (inside panel): cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White card stock (inside panel): cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • Subtle DSP & Petal Pink card stock scraps (for inside panel and envelope)

Details

  • After preparing all the cuts mentioned above, I cut 3 stitched squares from Gold Foil using the Stitched Shapes dies.
  • Using a square die a little smaller than the stitched one, I then cut 3 squares from the DSP.
  • I colored random corner flowers on the DSP squares using the Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend before adhering it to the stitched gold foil square.
  • Then I glued the gold foil to the rectangular Whisper White panel, which was then glued to the Petal Pink mat. Instead of trying to measure the rectangular panel, I simply glued the squares leaving to a piece of Whisper White card stock and trimmed around them, leaving a very thin border.  I know this is not very precise but it worked for me.

Petal Pink Peek with Ornate Garden Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Using the Stamparatus, I positioned the sentiment, which is from Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
  • I wrapped a piece of retired gold baker’s twine around the card twice and tied the bow.
  • Lastly, this panel was adhered to the card base with a piece of fun foam for added dimension .

Petal Pink Peek with Ornate Garden Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Keeping the inside simple, I stamped the sentiment, also from Good Morning, Magnolia with Early Espresso ink and added a strip from the 6 x 6 Subtle DSP.

Petal Pink Peek with Ornate Garden Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I know that the Ornate Garden Suite of products has only been released this week, but I probably have a month’s worth of projects already created with it.  But I promise to highlight other sets and products in between!

Thank you for taking time from your day to stop by.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and find time to relax and enjoy some peacefulness in the midst of the uncertainty we find ourselves in these days.

******APRIL MONTHLY BONUS REWARDS ******

I’m truly appreciative of each and every order.  To show my appreciation, here’s what you’ll receive during the month of April…

  • 3 Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp set of the month with any order of $50 (before tax & shipping).  As you probably guessed, this month’s set is Ornate Garden and Ornate Thanks.
  • A sample pack of 12 6 x 6 pieces of the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper and the 3 Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp set of the month for any order of $75 or more (before tax & shipping)
  • Every order will receive a handmade thank you card from me that you can save or resend.

APRIL HOST CODE:  MY6FAQU2

Please use the host code above when you shop through my online store.  However, if your order is $150 or more, there’s no need to use the code as you’ll receive your own Stampin’ Rewards.                                                               Click HERE to shop

Please take care and stay well,

Rosanne

 

 

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Saying Hello to Ornate Garden

Hello…happy Wednesday (I hope)!  The days are just all running into each other for me in this new normal we’re now experiencing. However, with all the uncertainty and risk that healthcare workers and all others who are still out there doing their jobs are facing, there is no room in my life for complaints.  I’m keeping them all in my daily prayers while trying to keep a positive attitude and staying safely at home.

On a lighter note…I’m excited to share that the new Ornate Garden Suite of products is now available.  These products are being released early and will be carried in the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I’ve been creating with them for about a week and I must say that I’m having a hard time stopping.  Take a look at the video for a glimpse of all the stamping goodness this suite has to offer…

…and here is one of the cards I came up with using a few of the products from the Ornate Garden suite.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Thinking of You Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

As soon as I saw that the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper featured daisies, I was one happy stamper!  I’m offering a free sample pack of this pretty paper as part of my monthly rewards for April.  You can see all the details at the end of the post.

Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper #152488 $15.00

Daisies just make me smile! I absolutely love the Daisy and Medium Daisy punches. They make creating these darling flowers just so easy.  I’ve used both many times and was very pleased to take them out again.

Materials & Measurements

  • Card Base:  Whisper White Thick Card Stock cut at 11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • DSP:  cut at 5 3/8″ x 1 1/2″
  • Old Olive Card Stock:  cut at 5 3/8″ x 1″ and 5 3/8″ x 2″
  • Whisper White Card Stock: cut at 5 3/8″ x 7/8″ and 5 3/8″ x 1 7/8″
  • Old Olive Card Stock:  cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″ (for inside)
  • Whisper White Card Stock: cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″ (for inside)

Details

  • Adhere the DSP panel about 1/16″ from the card base top and bottom and about 3/4″ in from the left side of the card base.
  • Emboss the two Whisper White panels with the Subtle Embossing Folder and glue to the Old Olive panels leaving a 1/16″ border on either side.
  • Cut two Whisper White borders from the Ornate Borders dies and glue to the Old Olive panels.
  • Using Foam Adhesive Strips, adhere both panels leaving a thin, even border.around the card base as this creates a pretty 3D effect around the DSP.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Thinking of You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Punch 6 daisies from the Medium Daisy punch in Whisper White card stock.  I embossed 4 of them with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  I really liked the interesting texture it gave them.
  • The leaves, from the Floral Essence stamp set, are stamped in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive ink and punch with the Leaf Punch.
  • The Daisy centers were punch from the retired Owl Punch but you can use any small circle punch in Crushed Curry and Early Espresso card stock.
  • The flower on the right is glued directly to the card.  The one on the left is adhered with a dimensional.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Thinking of You Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The sentiment is from the Timeless Tropical stamp set and punched with the Classic Label punch.  This little punch is great for small sentiments.
  • The sentiment strip is adhered with a couple of mini dimensionals.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Thinking of You Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment, from the Honey Bee stamp set, is stamped in Early Espresso ink
  • As always, I love to coordinate the inside of the card and envelope.

Stampin Up Ornate Garden Thinking of You Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Pairing the daisies with just a strip of the Garden Ornate Designer Series Paper doesn’t overwhelm them while still giving the card a pretty clean look.

Like I said, another thing to love about this beautiful collection is that it will be in the new Annual Catalog, so we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it!  To see all the products featured in the Ornate Garden Suite, click HERE

******APRIL MONTHLY BONUS REWARDS ******

I’m truly appreciative of each and every order.  To show my appreciation, here’s what you’ll receive during the month of April…

  • 3 Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp set of the month with any order of $50 (before tax & shipping).  As you probably guessed, this month’s set is Ornate Garden and Ornate Thanks.
  • A sample pack of 12 6 x 6 pieces of the Ornate Garden Designer Series Paper and the 3 Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp set of the month for any order of $75 or more (before tax & shipping)
  • Every order will receive a handmade thank you card from me that you can save or resend.

APRIL HOST CODE:  MY6FAQU2

Please use the host code above when you shop through my online store.  However, if your order is $150 or more, there’s no need to use the code as you’ll receive your own Stampin’ Rewards.                                                               Click HERE to shop

Thank you once again for stopping by and I hope you’ll take some time for yourself today to do something that brings you joy!

Please take care,

Rosanne

 

 

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Leaf Punch

$16.00

Saying Goodbye to Sale-a-Bration with Flowering Foils

Can you believe it’s the end of Sale-a-Bration already?  It’s such a fun time, especially with the staggered releases as there’s always something new & free to look forward to.  I’ve enjoyed a few of the stamps but I have to say that the Designer Series Paper offers were my favorite.  Today I’m sharing a set of note cards featuring two of these collections that I think are absolutely beautiful and would have purchased anyway if they weren’t offered for free:  Flowering Foils and Very Vellum.

I really couldn’t say which DSP I like better as I think they compliment each other so well.

Materials & Measurement

  • The card base is a Whisper White Note Card which measure 5″ x 3 1/2″
  • The next card stock layer measures 4 7/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • So Very Vellum panel is cut at 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Copper Foil strip is cut at 4 3/4″ x 1″
  • Whisper White strip on the “friend” and “thank you” cards measures 4 3/4″ x 3/4″
  • The banner on the “hello” card is 1/2″ wide.

Details

  • The colored card stock is glued to the note card
  • Next the vellum is adhered to the card stock.  Vellum is difficult to glue down without it being seen.  I used a very light touch of snail adhesive on each corner and it seemed to work well.
Stampin up Flowering Foils Note Cards -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Pool Party Background / Calypso Coral & Pear Pizzazz Flower

  • The sentiments are stamped on Whisper White card stock with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.
  • The sentiment strip is glued to the Copper Foil strip which is then glued to the So Very Vellum panel.
Stampin up Flowering Foils Note Cards-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Purple Posy Background / Highland Heather & Pear Pizzazz Flower

  • The flowers were hand snipped from the Flowering Foils DSP.
  • Coloring the flowers were quick and easy using sponge daubers and the colors indicated under each card.
Stampin up Flowering Foils Note Cards- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Soft Sea Foam Background / Rococo Rose & Pear Pizzazz Flower

I really enjoyed creating these cards and love how soft and pretty they turned out.  I’ll be making these in sets of six and gifting a few sets. Today is the last day you can purchase the Flowering Foils and So Very Vellum Designer Series Papers. For each order of $50 or more (which would qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration product) I’ll be sending one of these cards as a thank you.

You can check out the other FREE products available by clicking on each of the graphics.

While this is a difficult time, I hope you are doing well and spending some time doing things that give you joy.

Please take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

 

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