A Dashing Deer Christmas Greeting

Ok…so I’ve dabbled in making a few Christmas cards so far but now that all my Thanksgiving cards have been sent, I’m getting serious about it!  For today’s card, I pulled out a beautiful set that was introduced in  last year’s Holiday Catalog and carried over to this year’s Annual Catalog…Dashing Deer stamp set and the coordinating Detailed Deer dies.  With all the new sets introduced in the current Holiday Catalog, it’s easy to forget that the Annual Catalog has some really pretty older and new sets also.

Dashing Deer #151362
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Detailed Deer Dies #147915
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I stamped the deer image in Delicata Golden Glitz ink.  After die cutting the stamped image, I die cut two more deer from Very Vanilla thick card stock and layered them for a pretty dimensional look.

Greatest Part of Christmas #150554
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I gave this old favorite set a fresh spin with some new Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper and embellishments, along with a new sentiment.  The sentiment is from the host set, Greatest Part of Christmas.  I’m happy to add this set to my collection as it’s all holiday sentiments in various fonts.  I know this is one I’ll be using for many Christmas holidays to come.

I used another sentiment from the Greatest Part of Christmas stamp set for the inside and embellished it with a pretty border stamp from Dashing Deer.

I’m happy when I can give new life to a set that isn’t necessarily the latest and greatest.  I’ll definitely be doing more of this in the future.

Thanks for checking in today and I hope your holiday week is off to a good start.

Take care,





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CASEing Coast to Coast November

Hello…It’s time to CASE Coast to Coast again!  My friend and fellow stamper, Karen Hallam at     Karen’s Stamping Habit and I have partnered to CASE each other’s card once a month.  Last month was a lot of fun, so we’re doing it again!  If you missed last month’s post, you can see it HERE.  This month Karen will be CASEing my card….

Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Christmas Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinupI love the traditional plaid patterns in the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper collection.  So the hardest part about this card was selecting one!

Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Christmas Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinupThe pretty holly leaves, from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set were fun to color.  I used Copic Markers to color these as I’m finding that some of my Stampin’ Blends’ tips are failing and I’m not going to replace them when I have Copics.  After coloring and cutting them (with a Scan n Cut), I added a bit of clear glitter glue to the leaves and Crystal Effects to the berries.  Along with the Gold Foil, this gave the card such pretty sparkle and shine.

I mounted them on the Whisper White rectangle, which was cut from the Stitched Rectangles dies, with Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and is stamp in Delicata Golden Glitz ink.  This ink is so pretty and is a great alternative to embossing.

Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Christmas Card Idea-Rosanne Mulhern stampinupI enjoy stamping and embellishing the inside of my cards and envelopes almost as much as creating the card fronts.  The sentiment is from a non-SU stamp set.  I have a collection of stamp sets from a variety of companies with just sentiments for the inside of cards.  I’m always on the lookout for sentiments with a little more meaning and expression.

Stampin Up Brightly Gleaming Christmas Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Now that you’ve seen my card, be sure to travel (virtually) across the country to California and check out Karen’s blog HERE to see her CASE. I promise you will not be disappointed…it’s fantastic!

November Tutorials

Christmas Gleaming Bundle…a new set of exclusive tutorials free with a $40 or more (before shipping & tax) purchase from my online shop.  This month I’m featuring the Christmas Gleaming Bundle which features the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch.

Tidings All Around Bundle….are also still available until the end of November with the purchase of the Tidings All Around Bundle.


Online Extravaganza starts today!

Click HERE for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by today and traveling coast to coast with Karen and I!

Take care,


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A Season of Thanks for the Pals Blog Hop



Welcome to the Pals’ Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Layer It Up”  – showcasing our favorite Designer Series Paper and embellishments.  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.

Stampin Up Gather Together Thanksgiving Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Although I have been making Christmas cards, I wanted to create a few more Thanksgiving cards to send out this year.  Thanksgiving has always been a big card giving and receiving holiday in my family and I’m happy to see that the trend is really catching on and not just among card makers.  For us, it’s alway been a way to send the ultimate “thank you” to our friends and family.

My card today is “layered up” with my favorite DSP: the gingham pattern in the 6 x 6 DSP collections.  While I like each and every color, this card features Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler from the Regals and Neutrals collection.  I used the Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes dies to create the colored boxes and just spaced them as evenly as I could on the 5 x 5 Very Vanilla thick card base.

Stampin Up Gather Together Thanksgiving Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Next I created an array of Fall leaves, sprigs and branches from a variety of dies.  The large leaves are from the Gathered Leaves dies.

The sentiment, from the Gather Together stamp set is stamped in Cajun Craze ink and cut with a die from the Stitched Nested Labels dies.  Stampin’ Dimensionals give it a little “lift”.

Stampin Up Gather Together Thanksgiving Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The inside sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set and the leaf is from the Gather Together stamp set.  I stamped off once with Crumb Cake ink on the leaf stamp to mute it a bit so that the sentiment was crisper.

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, December 11th, for our Retirement Fun Fold Party when our Design Team showcase projects using retiring products from the Holiday Catalog with a fun fold card. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  3. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Sara Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  6. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  7. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  11. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  12. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  13. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  14. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  19. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  20. Leah O’Brien at Ink, Paper, Stamps, Oh My!
  21. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  22. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,



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Christmastime is (almost) Here!

I’m back today with another card idea using the upcoming Christmastime is Here Suite.  I posted THIS card from the same suite on Monday.

Today’s card features another hand snipped images from a pattern in the Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper.  This paper alone could make so many beautiful cards.

Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper
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  • I started with a Whisper White thick card stock card base and added a panel of Cherry Cobbler that was embossed with the Tufted 3D embossing folder.
  • Next I cut a piece of Gold Foil with a die from the Stitched Nested Labels and popped it on the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The hand cut Rose image was glued directly to the gold foil.

  • The sentiment from the Toile Christmas stamp set is stamped in Delicata Golden Glitz ink and cut with a coordinating die from the Christmas Cardinal dies.  This is also popped with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Christmastime is Here Christmas Card Idea Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Using the same Toile Christmas stamp set, I stamped two different sentiments in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I think the fonts in this set are just beautiful.

  • Lastly, I embossed another piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock with the Tufted 3D embossing folder and added it to the envelope flap for a little hint of what’s inside.

I hope you enjoyed the two cards I’ve posted created with the Christmastime is Here Suite.  Ordering for this suite begins on Friday, November 1st and is only while supplies last.  I’ll certainly be posting more examples using products from this suite as I think they make for some very elegant cards that do not necessarily need to be just holiday cards.

October Tutorials

Tidings All Around Bundle...a new set of exclusive tutorials free with a $40 or more (before shipping & tax) purchase from my online shop.  This month I’m featuring the Tidings All Around Bundle as well as the coordinating, Seasonal Wreaths stamp set.  The bundle features the Tidings All Around stamp set and the All Around Wreath dies.  The dies also coordinate with the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set to give these products added versatility.  They can be used year-round for so many different occasions.

Gather Together Tutorials….are also still available until the end of October with the purchase of the Gather Together Bundle.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your week is going well.

Take care,


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Toile Christmas Bundle (En)


Toile Christmas Cling Stamp Set (En)


Christmas Cardinal Dies


Stitched Nested Labels Dies


Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper


Gold Foil Sheets


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock


Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Golden Glitz Delicata Metallic Ink Pad


Versamark Pad


Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder


Whisper White Medium Envelopes


Paper Snips


Stampin' Dimensionals


Multipurpose Liquid Glue