Happy Fall!

Well, summer is over and fall has officially begun.  I’m not sure how I feel about this but I guess since there’s really nothing I can do about it…I’ll just roll with it and enjoy!  In honor of the first day of fall (and because I’m having such a good time with this set), my card today is a pretty reminder of the beauty of the season.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thinking of You Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

 

Only one stamp set was used for all the images and sentiments on this card.  Count My Blessing stamp set really has it all when it comes to beautiful florals and perfect sentiments in an amazing font. This is another set that can take you well beyond the fall season and be used for many different occasions.

Count My Blessings Stamp Set – Wood #144787 Clear #144790
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Here’s the details 

  • The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock with a woodgrain mat from the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock cut at 1 3/4″ x 5 3/8″.
  • This is matted with a piece of Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip card stock.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thinking of You Cards Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

  •  To achieve a multi-dimensional look, I first stamped the image on Very Vanilla card stock and colored it with a variety of Stampin’ Write Markers and cut it out using a circle die from the Layering Circles framelits.
  • I stamped and colored it a few more times on Very Vanilla card stock. But this time I cut out a couple of acorns and a leaf and adhered them over the image that was stamped on the circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A simple Linen Thread bow adds a little more rustic charm.
  • Lastly, the Very Vanilla circle is glued to a Chocolate Chip stitched circle using the Stitched Shapes framelits and then popped on the sentiment panel with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thinking of You Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

  • Can you tell that I really enjoyed coloring these images!  I think they really give the inside of the card so much more detail and pair so well with that wonderful sentiment.

Stampin Up Count My Blessings Thinking of You Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

 

  • And again….on the envelope!

Coloring is so relaxing to me and when I find an image that I love…look out!  I have more ideas for this one!

Thanks very much for checking in today and I hope your day well!

Take care,

Rosanne

A Beautiful Blessing

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Thanksgiving:Thank you cards - Rosanne Mulhern

Today’s card is another nod to Fall which starts tomorrow.

Here’s the details

  • The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock.
  • The next layer is Very Vanilla card stock cut 1/4″ smaller.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Thanksgiving:Thank you card idea - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The leaf is cut using the Seasonal Layers framelits.
  • I created a shaker window using Window Sheets and added some jumbo glitter which I found at Michaels.
  • The sentiment, from Rose Wonder stamp set, is heat embossed in Copper embossing powder and punched with the Pretty Label punch.
  • Another Pretty Label punch in Copper Foil is layered behind and popped with dimensionals.
  • To finish this panel, I added strips of Year of Cheer washi tape to each side.
  • The panel is then popped onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Thanksgiving:Thank you card ideas- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside sentiment is from the Painted Harvest stamp set and is stamped in Soft Suede ink.
  • Another strip of Year of Cheer washi tape adds a bit more interest.

Stampin Up Painted Harvest Thanksgiving:Thank you card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • Another simple strip of washi on the envelope is a nice, simple touch.

It’s time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I played along with the first column down:  metallic, window, free.  I hope you’ll play along with us this week.

 

I’m also entering this card in the Paper Players Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the last official day of summer!

Take care,

Rosanne

 

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Hello there, honey bear!

Today’s post has a bit of a different twist to it.  I received an envelope in the mail from my upline, Susan Itell, with a few pieces of card stock and Designer Series Paper along with a note asking to create something with them.  I love challenges, as I really think they inspire as well as stretch your creativity…so I took this as a fun challenge!

Here are the elements I received….a piece of Basic Black card stock, a pattern from Pick a Pattern DSP and a Whisper White square cut from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

Stampin Up A Little Wild card - Rosanne Mulhern

…and here is what I came up with.

Stampin Up A Little Wild square card - Rosanne Mulhern

Here’s the details

  • The card base is Whisper White thick card stock cut at 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″.
  • I trimmed the Basic Black card stock down to 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ and popped it on the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The pattern from Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper is trimmed to 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ and glued directly to the Basic Black card stock.

Stampin Up A Little Wild square cards- Rosanne Mulhern

  • Using A Little Wild stamp set and the coordinating Little Loves framelits, I stamped the bear, bees, honeycomb and sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink and colored them using Stampin’ Write Markers.

A Little Wild Bundle – Wood #145327 Clear #145328
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  • The sentiment is stamped directly on the stitched square, which is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the card.
  • The honeycomb and bear are popped with Dimensionals, while the cute little bees are glued using Tombow.

Stampin Up A Little Wild square cards ideas- Rosanne Mulhern

  • A little more stamping and coloring on the inside adds a touch of whimsy but still leaves room for a personal note.

Susan opened this challenge up to her entire downline.  It will be fun to see what the others on the team have created.

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you have a great day!

Take care,

Rosanne


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Thankful-Grateful-Blessed

Stampin Up Clean & Classic Sympathy Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Happy Monday…I hope you had a nice weekend.  Even though it was officially the last weekend of summer, I think most of us have already moved onto fall.  I know that I have, especially with card making.  The Holiday Catalog has such great stamps sets, bundles and embellishments for the fall holidays.  I try not to rush the seasons too much, so I’ll be taking some time to create for this season and it’s holidays before moving onto Christmas.  This way I feel that I get the most value from the seasonal sets I purchase.  How about you…is fall a big card making incentive for you or do you like to dive into the Christmas season as soon as possible?

For the focal point on today’s card, I pulled a set that came out in last year’s holiday catalog and was carried over in the annual catalog…Paisleys & Posies.  When this set came out, it was a huge hit and then like most things, got pushed aside for newer products.  I think it’s a great set and has a lot of staying power for cards for any occasion.

Paisleys & Posies Photopolymer Stamp Set #142196
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Here’s the details:

  • The card base is Chocolate Chip card stock with a mat of a pattern from the Painted Autumn Designer Series paper collection.

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613
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  • I used a retired corner rounder punch on the bottom of both.
  • Next I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock at 4 1/8″ x 2 1/4″ and another pattern from Painted Autumn DSP at 4 1/8″ x 2.
  • The scalloped edging was created by lining both pieces together so they are equal on one side and using the scalloped framelit from the Seasonal Layers framelits.

Stampin Up Paisley & Posies Painted Harvest Thank you cards ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The sentiment is stamped with Chocolate Chip in on Very Vanilla card stock and cut with an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits.
  • Then it’s directly adhered to a scalloped framelit from the Layering Ovals framelits cut in Peek-a-Boo Peach card stock.  Next it’s layered with Stampin’ Dimensionals on another stitched oval cut in Chocolate Chip card stock.
  • The whole medallion is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals on the card.  Never underestimate the power of Stampin’ Dimensionals!  The effect they create makes a true difference!
  • The darling little acorns were hand cut from another pattern from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and added again with…Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals!
  • A simple bow made from Linen Thread “ties” it altogether!

Stampin Up Paisley & Posies Painted Harvest Thank you cards idea - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The sentiment is from the new Painted Harvest stamp set and coordinated so well with the sentiment I used on the front of the card.
  • This is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink, although it looks like Basic Black in this picture.

Stampin Up Paisley & Posies Painted Harvest Thank you cards - Rosanne Mulhern

  • Probably one of the things I like most about this card is the coordinated envelope.  It was created the same way the scallop on the card was made and makes such unique envelope.

I’m entering this card into the SUO Challenge HERE.  The theme is autumn colors.

Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope you have a good week ahead.

Take care,

Rosanne


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