Something Sweet for Spring

Hello! I hope you’re enjoying a nice weekend.  Here in southeastern PA, we’re having almost Spring-like weather.  So to celebrate this early taste of Spring, I created a sweet Easter card.

Newtons Nook Woodland Spring Easter Card -Rosanne Mulhern

I recently purchased an adorable set from Newton’s Nook called Woodland Spring.  I just love the precious images and have been having fun coloring them.  I’ll be sharing more in the weeks to come.

Newtons Nook Woodland Spring Easter Card - Rosanne Mulhern

The inside sentiment is from Hello Bluebird’s Spring Banner set.

I really enjoy card challenges and it’s been a while since I joined one, so I’m linking this card to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #52.  I chose the top row across.

Have a wonderful weekend,






Stamps:  Newton’s Nook Spring Woodland, Hello Bluebird Spring Banner

Paper: SU Whisper White & Highland Heather cardstock, My Favorite Things Petite Plaid patterned paper(retired)

Ink: Gina K Obsidian Black, Copics, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Shaded Lilac

Dies: Newton’s Nook Spring Woodland, SU Layering Ovals

Embellishments: Highland Heather ribbon (SU retired)

Other:  SU Whisper White envelope




CASEing Coast to Coast with Good Morning Magnolia

It’s that time again to travel from the West Coast with Karen Hallam and I (from the East Coast) for our monthly CASEing project.  This month, Karen designed this pretty card and it was my job to decide which of the elements to Copy and Selectively Edit (CASE).  I love the modern vibe along with the vibrant colors of Karen’s card. You can see all the details on Karen’s blog HERE.

Since I have neither the stamp set or the Designer Series Paper Karen used, I decided that along with (mostly) following the card layout, that I would also incorporate the paper piecing technique Karen used on the dress and umbrella.  I actually love this technique but don’t remember to use it that often.  So here’s my CASE…

Good Morning Magnolia Thinking of You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The card base is Petal Pink card stock with a mat of Basic Black card stock and a black/white pattern from the Botanical Prints Product Medley. The paper in this collection is absolutely beautiful.  After creating another smaller mat of Petal Pink, Basic Black and Whisper White, I stamped the Hello sentiment, from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, in Versa Mark and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Good Morning Magnolia Thinking of You Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The big, beautiful bloom from Good Morning Magnolia was the perfect image to paper piece and created a pretty focal point.

The flower was stamped on Whisper White card stock and heat embossed with black embossing powder.  I cut it out with the coordinating Magnolia Memory dies.  Then I stamped the image on a subtle pink pattern from the Parisian Blossoms DSP  and again on a green pattern from the Tropical Oasis DSP.  Both were also heat embossed with black embossing powder.  The flower was hand cut from the pink pattern and the leaves hand cut from the green pattern and glued to the image stamped on Whisper White. I’m really pleased with how the flower and leaves patterns look against the busier black/white background even though I had to use patterns from several different collections.  Another justification to collect more paper!

The inside is embellished with a strip of DSP and another sentiment from Good Morning Magnolia.

Good Morning Magnolia Thinking of You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Creating a coordinated envelope is quick and easy.  Not to mention, it’s also a prelude to the prettiness awaiting inside!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed our latest installment of CASEing Coast to Coast.  Please be sure to check out Karen’s blog post HERE to get all the details on her pretty card.

Take care,





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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