Hand-Penned Encouragement Card for #TTTC206

Continuing with my last ditch quest to highlight some Last Chance products, I’m featuring the Hand-Penned bundle.  I really like the sketchy (in a good way) design of the flowers in this stamp set.  Not to mention, it’s a two-step stamp set, so coloring is breeze.

Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Encouragement Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Here’s the details…

Measure & Cut

  • Basic White card base: cut at 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Black card stock: cut at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″
  • Pool Party card stock: cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″ cut 2: one for the inside
  • Basic White card stock: cut at 5″ x 3 3/4″

Put it together

  • Glue the Basic Black card stock to the card base.
  • Using the dot embossing folder from the 3D Basic Embossing Folders (available in the Online Exclusives HERE), emboss the Pool Party card stock.
  • Stamp four floral images from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set in Tuxedo Memento Black ink.
  • Using stamp pads (I listed the colors below) stamp each flower to color.
  • Cut the images with the coordinating Penned Flowers dies.
  • Glue three of the images to the Pool Party panel, leaving some overlapping.
  • Trim the overlapping.
  • Wrap a piece of ribbon around this panel.
  • Glue it to the black panel.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set and cut with a Stitched Rectangles dies.
  • Using dimensionals, adhere the sentiment to the center of the ribbon.
  • Lastly, add a few sequins.

Stampin' Up! Hand-Penned Encouragement Card -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Here’s a peek inside…

  • I hand-cut just the large flower from the fourth stamped floral image.
  • The sentiment is from the retired Special Moments stamp set.

It’s Team X’s turn to design for this week’s Tic Tac Toe challenge.  Here’s the challenge board…

My card qualifies for several different ways.  First column down: Flowers, Embossing, Encouragement, Third column down: Matching Envelope, Ribbon, Gems and Second row across:  Embossing, Yellow, Ribbon

I didn’t use this bundle nearly enough in the two years it’s been available.  But here are a couple of cards I created it with it…

Stampin Up Hand-Penned Friendship Card -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Hand-Penned Friendship

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

Hand-Penned Petals Birthday

So many favorite products are leaving after this month or while supplies last….If you’ve followed me for some time, you know that I still enjoy using favorite products after they’ve retired.  So if you see something that you want now’s the time to purchase, especially if you can get $$$ off.  I’ve added a few items to my list that I know I’ll regret not having.  HERE’S the link to my online store for easy ordering.

Last Chance for the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog

Last Chance for the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog

Take care,





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  1. Love these ideas. This is a favorite set of mine–so easy to use.

  2. Very pretty cards. Love the way you used the flowers on each card. TFS

  3. I love this fresh yellow and aqua card! And your inside page is just as special as the front. Beautiful card, Rosanne!

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