Hand-Penned Petals Birthday

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Although I tried not to buy more floral sets, I knew as soon as I saw the Hand-Penned Bundle in the Annual Catalog that I HAD to have this one.  I especially like the floral spray on today’s card.  Initially I thought I would color it with Stampin’ Blends but decided to just use the two-step stamp method that the set was made for.  Honestly, it took a few tries to get the color combination and the actual stamping the way I wanted it.  At least with this set, the two-step is quite forgiving!  Anyway, I think it made a pretty birthday card.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals Birthday Cards - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The card base is Basic White thick card stock.  A pattern from the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper is cut at 5 1/4″ x 2″ and glued to the bottom of the Highland Heather (5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″) panel, leaving a 1/8″ border on the bottom and sides.  Next I embossed a piece of Basic White (5 1/4″ x 2 1/4″) card stock using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder.  Before gluing it, I added the scalloped border using a die from the Penned Flowers dies. Once both top and bottom panels were adhered to the Highland Heather panel, I wrapped a piece of Gorgeous Grape 3/8″ ribbon around it.  Then it was glued to the card base.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment which is from the Sweet as a Peach stamp set.

After stamping the floral image using black, Pale Papaya, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz inks, I cut it using the coordinating Penned Flowers die.  I also cut it out two more times to layer instead of using dimensionals.  Lastly, I added a few matching (retired) rhinestones.

The inside sentiment is from the Pansy Patch stamp set.  The envelope is stamped to coordinate with the card.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Petals Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Spoiler Alert…Coming on August 3rd in the SALE-a-bration catalog, you’ll be able to earn the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper collection. This paper is a collection of black and white prints that coordinates with the Hand-Penned Petals Suite giving these products added creative options. 


Stampin’ Up! News…….

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00

Plentiful Plants Window Thank You

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Window Thank You Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Monday again!! I’m still having a great time creating with the Plentiful Plants bundle.  I especially like the “macrame” hanger!  For today’s card, although it’s hard to see in the photos, I created an acetate window to hang the plant behind. It gives the card something a little extra special.  

The window was created using the second and third largest Stitched Rectangle dies with a piece of clear acetate adhered to the back.  Foam Adhesive strips are added all around.

After I had the window created, I used a pattern from the Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP as a background. This is cut to fill the entire window. The potted plant is hand cut from the same DSP and tucked into a stamp flower pot. And the hanger is cut from the Perfect Plants dies. I use dimensionals to adhere it to the center of the DSP. I also added a small piece of white baker’s twine to “hang” the entire plant.  Next, the window is added to cover the plant and background panel.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Window Thank You Card- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The sentiment is also from the Plentiful Plants stamp set.  I almost always heat emboss sentiments on card fronts.  It makes them stand out just a bit more. This one is embossed with black embossing powder.  And it’s cut using a die from the Perfect Plants dies. Then to give it some dimension without using dimensionals, which would have given too much dimension, I cut two more labels and stacked them, then glued it the the frame. This made the label very sturdy and stable on the frame.

I kept the inside very clean and simple with just a touch of embellishing with DSP.  I did the same with the envelope flap.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Window Thank You Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup


Stampin’ Up! News…….

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

 

 

Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00

Paper Snips

$10.00

You’re a Peach Thank You

Stampin Up You're a Peach Thank You Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I’ve brought together a few different products to create this pretty thank you card.  One of the products that I’m completely smitten with lately is the Paper Lattice in the Annual Catalog.  Any time Stampin’ Up comes out with anything similar to a lattice, I’m all in.  Lattice creates such a pretty backdrop especially for floral images. I’ve paired it with a DSP  “concrete” pattern from the Bloom Where You’re Planted collection and hand cut peach blossoms from You’re a Peach DSP.  The paper did most of the work on this card, for sure!

Stampin Up You're a Peach Thank You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Materials & Measurements

  • Basic White thick card stock:  11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Pale Papaya card stock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Pear Pizzazz card stock: 5 1/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP:  3 1/4″ x 5″
  • Paper Lattice

Details

  • Glue the Pale Papaya panel to the card base.
  • Glue the Pear Pizzazz panel to the left side of card, leaving a 1/8″ margin around the left side and the top.
  • Using a sentiment from the Sweet Peach stamp set, stamp along the top right side of the Pale Papaya panel in Versa Mark in and heat emboss with black embossing powder.
  • Place glue lightly on the back of the Paper Lattice and glue it to the DSP panel, trimming if needed.
  • After snipping a few of the peach blossom images from You’re a Peach DSP, arrange them on the bottom left side of the card.  I glued some directly to the lattice and used dimensionals on others.
  • I added some sequins from the Artistry Blooms Sequins to the Lattice for a little sparkle.  This is, of course, completely optional.

Stampin Up You're a Peach Thank You Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • After adding some DSP to the bottom of the inside panel, I stamped a sentiment from Ornate Thanks along the bottom.
  • And added a couple more snipped peach blossoms.

Stampin Up You're a Peach Thank You Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Remember that both of the Designer Series Paper collections I featured on today’s card are on sale through August 2nd.  I hope you can take advantage of this sale and stock up on your favorites. I generally don’t order every DSP collection as some are just not my cup of tea but I definitely have my favorites from the list and have ordered more.  You can see all the details below.

When placing an order, please use this month’s host code JGMSTCR2.  Thank you!


Stampin’ Up! News…….

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

 

Product List

Stamparatus

$49.00

Paper Snips

$10.00

CASEing Coast to Coast: FALLing into the Mini Catalog

Welcome back to CASEing Coast to Coast with Karen Hallam in CA and myself here in PA.  Each month Karen and I take turns CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) each other’s projects concentrating on a specific stamp set, card layout or theme.  Today’s projects will focus on NEW products featured in the July-December Mini Catalog that’s available on August 3rd.  Having had the opportunity to pre-order products from the catalog earlier this month, I’m pretty excited about it!

For my project today, I created a Thanksgiving card using the Pretty Pumpkins bundle.

Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins Thanksgiving Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I’ve spent an entire two days creating with this set and I’m still coming up with more ideas!  I’m especially loving the pumpkin featured on this card.

Materials & Measurements

  • Very Vanilla thick card stock:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Mossy Meadow card stock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Very Vanilla card stock:  6″ x 6″

Details

  • On the 6″ x 6″ piece of Very Vanilla card stock randomly stamp the pumpkin image in Versa Mark ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  
  • Fill in the spaces between the pumpkins with a small stamp.  I used one from Lovely You stamp set and stamped it in Mossy Meadow ink.  This step is optional depending on how close together you stamped the pumpkins.
  • Using a sponge dauber and ink, sponge each of the pumpkins.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze inks.  Using a heat gun go over the entire stamped panel to avoid smearing ink.

Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins Thanksgiving Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • Stamp the sentiment, also from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set, on the top right of the Mossy Meadow panel in Versa Mark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
  • Cut the stamped panel to 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″  and glue to the bottom of the Mossy Meadow layer, leaving a 1/8″ margin around.  By stamping a 6″ x 6″ panel, you’re able to create two cards.
  • Add a coordinating ribbon around the top of the stamped layer and add a bow using mini glue dots.
  • Glue to the Very Vanilla card base.
  • Lastly, add a few sequins from the Artistry Blooms Sequins around the sentiment.

  • I created my cards to send at Thanksgiving and did not yet have any appropriate new sentiments, I chose these two sentiments from the retired Country Home stamp set, which I still love.

Since I stamped and embossed a piece of 6″ x 6″ Very Vanilla card stock, I was able to cut two panels to create both cards.

Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins Thanksgiving Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup Sponging the pumpkins over the embossing was a fun technique and created such a pretty effect on this particular stamp.  Not to mention, it was quick and easy.  

If you haven’t already been out West, click HERE to visit Karen’s site to see her creative sneak peek at Pretty Pumpkins.  Thanks for “Coasting” with us today!


Want to see the entire catalog now…

Become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and get early access to all new catalogs.  Being able to preview and pre-order is just one of the best perks of joining.  When you join, you’ll choose a Starter Kit of YOUR choice.  Choose $125 worth products YOU want from any current catalog for just $99 with free shipping.  Then enjoy a 20% or more discount on all future orders.  If you decide this is not for you…no worries. There are no strings attached ever…simply just stop ordering. But you’ll probably being having too much fun enjoying the products and the creative interaction with other demonstrators that you’ll be happy you’ve joined.  I’m happy to talk with you about this more:  email romulhern@gmail.com  or click HERE if you think you’d like to join the fun.


  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne