CASEing Coast to Coast Sympathy Card

Hello…Karen Hallam at Karens Stamping Habit and I are back today with our monthly card CASEing collaboration.  Each month, Karen (from sunny California) and I (from cold and dreary Pennsylvania) take turns at CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) each other’s cards. CASEing provides a great starting point for creating a card.   It’s also a fun and effective way to get your creative juices flowing if you’re stumped for ideas.  This month, Karen is taking her cues from me.  You can see Karen’s card HERE.

Stampin Up Forever Blossoms Sympathy Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

For today’s card, I used a combination of products both current and retired from a variety of companies.  This is something I’ll be doing more as I find that it’s fun to reach into my stash and find products that coordinate so well but are not necessarily meant to. Not to mention, that it feels great to be using more of what I’ve purchased!

This card started with a Whisper White thick card stock base.  I cut the stitched frame from My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Frames.  To create the pretty inset, I simply took a design from the retired SU Delightfully Detailed Laser Specialty paper, cut it to fit and glued it to the back of the frame.  I then added another piece of Whisper White card stock to the back of the cut-out design.  Lastly, I added a piece of white fun foam and mounted it on the card base for a nice dimensional look.

The floral image, from SU Forever Blossoms, was stamped and cut using the Brother Scan n Cut.  This stamp set does have a coordinating die set.  However, I didn’t purchase it knowing that the SNC would be able to cut it out. I colored it with a combination of Stampin’ Blends and Copic Markers with a little added Wink of Stella on the flower petals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment on a piece of Blushing Bride card stock, heat embossed it in white embossing powder and cut it out using SU Layering Ovals dies.  I glued the sentiment oval to another oval cut from vellum and glued them to the front of the card.

The inside sentiment is from the SU set, Flourishing Phrases with a partial stamped image of the floral image used on the front.

While I had everything out, I created another card with basically the same materials. I changed the card orientation, used a different laser paper design and colored the flowers a different color.

Be sure to head on over to Karen’s blog and check out her oh so creative interpretation of my card.

I hope you have a wonderful day…thanks for stopping by!


CASEing Coast to Coast – December

I’m back today with another installment of Karen Hallam’s and my monthly CASEing post.  Each month, Karen and I team up to alternately CASE each other’s projects.  This month it’s my turn to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit or Copy and Share Everything) Karen’s card.  Here is Karen’s festive card and you can see her full post HERE.

 I found so much inspiration in this card it was a bit difficult to narrow it down to exactly what I was going to copy.  Using Karen’s layout, I created this fun winter shaker card.

When I realized that I hadn’t used the SU Snowman Season Bundle yet, which includes the Snowman Season stamp set and Snowman Builder punch, I thought I better get on it while it’s still snowman season.  It’s also been a long time since I created a shaker card.

I used the SU Layering Circles dies to create the window. And the happy little snowman and his hat are punched using the Snowman Builder punch from a couple of patterns in the SU Let it Snow Designer Series paper collection.  I used a retired SU stamp set, Snow Place, for the sentiment in the shaker.  It was heat embossed with white embossing powder. The tiny snowflakes in the shaker came from the Dollar Spot at Target.

The inside sentiment is from the Snow Fun stamp set by Neat & Tangled.  It was just perfect for this card!  The snowflakes are from Stampin’ Up!’s Snowman Season stamp set.

If you haven’t been following along with our Coast to Coast CASEing posts, you can click HERE and HERE to see what you missed.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,


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Snow Place Photopolymer Stamp Set

Snow Place Photopolymer Stamp Set

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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