Tic Tac Toe Challenge Debut

Today’s a pretty exciting day.  The Tic Tac Toe Challenge debuts today and I am so honored to be on the Design Team with an amazing group of designers.  I hope you will check out the challenge blog to see the other talented designers and their wonderful projects.  This is going to be a fun and inspiring challenge!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

Let’s get started…just pick a vertical, horizontal or diagonal row and incorporate each element in the chosen row to create a project with.  Use any kind of products you’d like.  This is not limited to any particular stamp company…the choice is yours. The design possibilities are endless and will surely spark your creativity.  Here’s Week #1 challenge board:

Tic Tac Toe Week #1 Challenge Board - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I chose the right vertical column: gold, black & baker’s twine. Although I could also have chosen the middle horizontal row and the right diagonal row.  See what I mean about the possibilities…endless!

Stampin Up Crafting Forever Note Card - Rosanne Mulhern

I kept this card very clean and simple but tried to add a little sophistication.

  • The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock which is a new product in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  It really makes a difference in the quality of the card.
  • The next Very Vanilla layer is cut 1/4″ smaller.
  • I cut the oval window and the black frame using the Layering Ovals framelits.

Stampin Up Crafting Forever Note cards idea - Rosanne Mulhern

  • How about those pens!  I love writing instruments and these pens instantly grabbed me.
  • They’re stamped in Versa-Mark ink and heat embossed on vellum with gold embossing powder.  They remind me of the gold Cross Pens I always had to have. I know I just really dated myself here!!
  • These are from the Crafting Forever stamp set.  All the images in this set are terrific!

  • The vellum layer is attached to the card base with some SNAIL adhesive on the edges so you can’t see if from the front of the card.  Adhering vellum can be tricky sometimes.  Just make sure you cut the vellum layer large enough.  I cut mine in a square so it was easy to hide the adhesive.

Stampin Up Crafting Forever Notecard - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The sentiment is from Flourishing Phrases stamp set and is stamped in Black Archival ink.
  • Gold Baker’s Twine (retired) is wrapped twice around and tied with a bow for a more polished look.
  • I adhered this panel onto the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals which gives it a pretty dimensional look with very little effort.

Stampin Up Crafting Forever Note Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

  • To finish this card off, I stamped the same image onto the envelope flap and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder also.  Remember, I was going for a little sophistication here…LOL!

This card reminded me of traditional stationery back in the day.  I hope you enjoyed this project and will check out the other designs on the Tic Tac Toe Challenge today.  And I really hope you will play along with us…it’s going to be FUN!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,



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  1. Beautiful card!

  2. I really like your card, Rosanne! The gold embossing on the pens is stunning. Yes, simple and elegant! Very nice!

  3. Rosanne, this is so classy and elegant! Gorgeous my friend!

  4. Ugh! I think I’m going to have to get this stamp set now! Beautiful project!!! So happy to be on TTTC with you! 😀

  5. Rosanne, the moment i saw this card I loved it so classy and elegant. I’m a pen hoarder so this appealed to me right away. So happy to be on TTTC with you.

  6. I love this elegant card! So glad to be on the same team with you!

  7. This card would be perfect for my husband…he loves his pens! I love the way you stamped the envelope too! Clean & Classic!!!

  8. Simple and sophisticated! LOVE the gold embossing! And I know exactly what pens you are referring to! (wink) And I think a set of these would be a fantastic gift to give!! Thank you for the aspirations!! Hugs!!

  9. This is gorgeous! I love this set and will be using this card idea!

  10. I love this! Beautiful

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