Fresh & Pretty Slimline Birthday

 

Happy September!  Even though summer is still my favorite season, I’ve always loved September.  I absolutely loved going back to school as a child.  In fact, I still love going back to school.  Today is the first day I’ll be back in my school building since May when I had to collect my personal items from the library.  Our library has been renovated over the summer and I’ll be back today to see it for the first time.  I’m pretty excited.  It will be a little bittersweet, though.  Our students are learning virtually at least until October and then it will be decided if they can come back in the building.

There’s also another reason to love September…it’s my youngest daughter, Emily’s birthday!  Here’s the card I made for her.

Stampin Up Slimline Daisy Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

It’s been a while since I created a card with my favorite flower, the daisy.  I’m also having a great time making slimline cards.  Why didn’t this trend come along sooner!

Materials & Measurements

  • Pear Pizzazz card base:         8 1/2″ x 8″, score at 4″ on the 8″ side
  • Whisper White:                      8 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP:   8 1/8″ x 3 5/8″

Details:

  • Glue the DSP to the Whisper White panel.
  • Wrap the white cotton ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon combo around the DSP panel.
  • Adhere DSP panel to the Pear Pizzazz card base.  I used a piece of fun foam for this.  You could also use Stampin’ Dimensionals.   

Stampin Up Slimline Daisy Birthday Card -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I stamped the sentiment from the Best Years stamp set and cut it using a die from the Tasteful Labels dies.  
  • I then layered it on another label from Tasteful Labels in Flirty Flamingo card stock.
  • The sentiment label is glued to the center of the card.
  • Using the Medium Daisy punch, I punched 15 flowers from Whisper White card stock.
  • To color the daisies, I used a Distressed Oxide stamp pad in Worn Lipstick.   I’m still practicing blending and I’ve found that this ink is the easiest for me to get good results with.  
  • After layering and offsetting 3 flowers, I embossed a piece of Whisper White card stock using the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing Folder and punched the flower centers.
  • The daisies are adhered around the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the leaves using an image from the Floral Essence stamp set in Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow ink.  These are hand cut and tucked in between the flowers.
  • Lastly, I added a few retired gems from the Noble Peacock rhinestones.

Stampin Up Slimline Daisy Birthday Card- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is also from the Best Years stamp set.
  • Another daisy and a strip of DSP are simple yet pretty embellishments.

Stampin Up Slimline Daisy Birthday Cards - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I purchased a box of linen resume envelopes from an office supply store for my slimline cards.  

Emily’s birthday is tomorrow, 9/2 and we always celebrated it over the Labor Day weekend.  However, this year we celebrated this past weekend.  Emily is a 5th grade teacher and her district will be having in-person classes, so she went back to school yesterday and we decided that we’ll resume our lockdown type of visits to keep everyone safe.  So that means only outdoor visits and no more hugs from her or my grandson, Jack…it’s very sad!  Here’s my sweet baby and how she’ll be greeting her students.  They won’t see her dazzling smile, so she bedazzled her face shield!

I wish all the teachers, staff and students in every school district a safe and successful start to the school year.


Stampin’ Up! News….

The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is available for order NOW.  Read all the details HERE

Clearance Rack has been updated with lots of new products. Click HERE for all the details.

Thinking about joining Stampin’ Up!.  There’s are bonus incentive to join during the month of September.  Click HERE to join.

Here’s what you’ll receive when you join this month…

  • The starter kit with your choice of $125 in products for $99 + free shipping.
  • So Much Love stamp set
  • Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set
  • Pre-cut cardstock to complete 16 cards
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!

Take care, 

Rosanne

 

 

 

Product List

Best Year Cling Stamp Set (English)

$20.00

Floral Essence Photopolymer Stamp Set

$17.00

Tasteful Labels Dies

$31.00

Medium Daisy Punch

$16.00

Detailed Trio Punch

$20.00

Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

$9.00

Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Flirty Flamingo 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

$6.00

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Flowers For Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack

$10.00

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

Paper Snips

$10.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

$4.00

Game On Masculine Birthday Gift Set

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

My husband and I have August birthdays and this past weekend it was his turn to turn another year older!  We’re the same age for 12 days a year.  Creating masculine cards doesn’t come easy to me and when I need to make one, I don’t have a lot of sets that fit the bill.  If you’re a regular follower, you’ve probably noticed I lean towards the floral sets.  The Game On stamp set caught my eye as one that could work for Steve’s birthday.  I especially liked the sentiment.

Today’s card is a gate-fold with a belly band

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Materials & Measurements

Card:

  • Basic Black card base:           8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 2 1/8″ & 6 3/8″
  • Gray Granite card stock:       1 7/8″ x 5 1/4″, cut 2 & 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)
  • Plaid Tidings DSP:                 1 3/4″ x 5 1/8″, cut 2
  • Whisper White card stock:   5″ x 3 3/4″ (inside)

Belly Band:

  • Gray Granite card stock:     1 1/4″ x 10″, scored at 3″ & 7 3/8″

Details

  • Glue Gray Granite card stock and Plaid Tiding DSP to the two front panels.
  • Create the belly band and emboss with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder.
  • Stamp the deck of cards in Cherry Cobbler ink and hand cut.
  • Glue card image to Cherry Cobbler card stock and hand cut a mat.  Then glue to Basic Black card stock and cut another mat.
  • Adhere to the belly band with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment in black ink and die cut using a label die from the Tasteful Labels dies. Die cut an additional label in Cherry Cobbler card stock to create the end borders.
  • The label was a little too large for the sentiment so I trimmed it on the top and bottom which created a different shape.

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • For the inside sentiment, I combined two non-SU and one SU stamp set.  The first two sentiments are from the Loving Hearts stamp set by Simon Says Stamps and the Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampin’ Up!’s Blossoms in Bloom.  These sentiments expressed by feelings exactly!
  • I added a strip of DSP and Basic Black card stock to the bottom of the sentiment panel along with the die image from Game On.

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I created a gift bag and matching tag to go along with my card.
  • The bag is from Michaels and simply embellished with a strip of DSP and card stock.
  • The tag is created using the Delightful Tag Topper Punch, which I embossed with the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder to match the belly band.
  • The corners are rounded using the Detailed Trio Punch.

Stampin Up Game On Masculine Birthday Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

One of the favorite things I love about this paper crafting hobby we enjoy is the ability to create unique, coordinated gifts.


AUGUST’S TUTORIALS….

The projects in this tutorial consist of a horizontal Z Fun Fold Birthday Gift Card Holder, an Autumn Holiday/Thank You Card, and a pretty Summer Sunflower Many Occasion card with a matching Candy Gift Box.  These are all  created using the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  Each tutorial is available as a PDF with written instructions and photos. I’ve included step by step photo instructions on how to build each wreath. I’d love to share these with you.  Here’s how you can get them…

  • FREE with an online order of $50 or more (before tax & shipping).
  • Any order of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) will receive the FREE  tutorials as well as a set of four handmade seasonal wreaths.
  • All (any size) online orders always receive a handmade card that can be repurposed.
  • If you do not wish to place an order, you can purchase the tutorial package for $10.00 by submitting payment via PayPal “send to a friend” option.  My PayPal address is romulhern@gmail.com.

 


AUGUST HOST CODE: SK2KSZWW

Please use the host code above when you shop through my online store.  However, if your order is $150 or more, there’s no need to use the code as you’ll receive your own Stampin’ Rewards.                                                               Click HERE to shop

Thanks for stopping in today!

Please take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

Product List 

Game On Cling Stamp Set (English)

$19.00

Blossoms In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

$22.00

Tasteful Labels Dies

$31.00

Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders

$8.00

Delightful Tag Topper Punch

$23.00

Detailed Trio Punch

$20.00

Plaid Tidings 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

$11.50

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

Gray Granite 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

$6.00

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

$7.50

Paper Trimmer

$25.00

Paper Snips

$10.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

$4.00

CASEing Coast to Coast: Poinsettia Petals

Are you ready for another cross country stamping adventure with Karen Hallam and I?  This month Karen created this festive holiday card featuring the Poinsettia Petals Bundle available in the August-December 2020 mini catalog.

There was just so much to love about Karen’s card and so many CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) opportunities for me.  You can see Karen’s post HERE.  I chose to copy the layout and selectively edit the poinsettia.  Here’s what I came up with…

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I knew I would really like this bundle, but until I used it for the first time making this card, I didn’t realize how MUCH I like it!  I actually purchased the entire Poinsettia Place Suite (something I don’t often do) and am so pleased with everything in it.  

On today’s card I used the Poinsettia Petals stamp set,  Poinsettia dies, Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper, and the Beaded Pearls (which are my favorite embellishments…ever!).

Materials & Measurement:

Whisper White card base:  11″ x 4 1/4″, scored at 5 1/2″

Petal Pink card stock: 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″

Plush Poinsettia DSP:  3″ x 5 1/2″

Silver Foil:  1/4″ x 5 1/2″ strips, cut 2

 

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I created the sparkly poinsettias by using the Poinsettia dies and cutting the three different sized flowers from Petal Pink card stock.  After die cutting, I inked them with Versa Mark ink and sprinkled them generously with iridescent embossing powder.  Using the heat tool, I heat set them.  I love how pretty and shimmery they turned out.  I think these flowers look so elegant against the flocked pattern from the Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper collection.  Since this paper is basically a printed vellum, it was necessary to adhere it to the Petal Pink layer so you couldn’t see the adhesive.  After layering the poinsettias, I determined where I was going to place them on the card and added adhesive to the back of the vellum in those locations.  Then I popped the poinsettias on the vellum with Stampin’ Dimensionals, adding the Pear Pizzazz holly leaves and Whisper White berry sprigs. Lastly, I added the beaded pearls to the center of the flowers using several mini glue dots to make sure they were really secured.

The sentiment is stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  I flagged the ends using a square punch.  Again, I  determined where the sentiment was going and added more adhesive to the back of the vellum in this area as well.  The sentiment is popped with dimensionals also.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

For the envelope, I used Elmer’s spray adhesive on the flap to adhere the vellum and glued a 1/4″ strip of Petal Pink card stock across the top.

This is my first Christmas card of the year and I can say that creating this card has definitely put me in the mood to create more!

Thanks for stopping by here on the East Coast, please take the virtual trip West and check out Karen’s card that provided all the wonderful inspiration for my project today.


AUGUST’S TUTORIALS….

The projects in this tutorial consist of a horizontal Z Fun Fold Birthday Gift Card Holder, an Autumn Holiday/Thank You Card, and a pretty Summer Sunflower Many Occasion card with a matching Candy Gift Box.  These are all  created using the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  Each tutorial is available as a PDF with written instructions and photos. I’ve included step by step photo instructions on how to build each wreath. I’d love to share these with you.  Here’s how you can get them…

  • FREE with an online order of $50 or more (before tax & shipping).
  • Any order of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) will receive the FREE  tutorials as well as a set of four handmade seasonal wreaths.
  • All (any size) online orders always receive a handmade card that can be repurposed.
  • If you do not wish to place an order, you can purchase the tutorial package for $10.00 by submitting payment via PayPal “send to a friend” option.  My PayPal address is romulhern@gmail.com.

 


AUGUST HOST CODE: SK2KSZWW

Please use the host code above when you shop through my online store.  However, if your order is $150 or more, there’s no need to use the code as you’ll receive your own Stampin’ Rewards.                                                               Click HERE to shop

Take Care,

Rosanne

Product List

Poinsettia Place Suite Collection (English)

$94.00

Poinsettia Petals Bundle (English)

$56.50

Poinsettia Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

$27.00

Poinsettia Dies

$36.00

Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper

$11.00

Silver Foil Sheets

$5.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$8.25

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$9.75

Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.75

Versamark Pad

$9.50

Heat Tool (Us And Canada)

$30.00

Beaded Pearls

$8.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Mini Glue Dots

$5.25

Multipurpose Liquid Glue

$4.00

Bountiful Autumn Wreath

Today I’m sharing another project that’s included in my August Tutorial Package.  August’s tutorials feature the Arrange a Wreath bundle and include four unique projects.  I had a blast creating with this bundle over the last few weeks and have so much more to share.  This bundle has basically all the holidays covered as well as most occasions.

Stampin' Up! Arrange a Wreath Fall Thank You Cards Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Fall is one of my favorite seasons and so much fun to create cards and other projects for.  I really enjoy the cooler temperatures, fall colors, leaves and pumpkins, etc.  But most especially, I love the “thankful” spirit of the season.  And I think the sentiment on this card is perfect for expressing just that.

 

Here’s the details on August’s Tutorial Package…

The projects in this tutorial consist of a horizontal Z Fun Fold Birthday Gift Card Holder, an Autumn Holiday/Thank You Card, and a pretty Summer Sunflower Many Occasion card with a matching Candy Gift Box.  These are all  created using the Arrange a Wreath bundle.  Each tutorial is available as a PDF with written instructions and photos. I’ve included step by step photo instructions on how to build each wreath. I’d love to share these with you.  Here’s how you can get them…

  • FREE with an online order of $50 or more (before tax & shipping).
  • Any order of $75 or more (before tax & shipping) will receive the FREE  tutorials as well as a set of four handmade seasonal wreaths.
  • All (any size) online orders always receive a handmade card that can be repurposed.
  • If you do not wish to place an order, you can purchase the tutorial package for $10.00 by submitting payment via PayPal “send to a friend” option.  My PayPal address is romulhern@gmail.com.

 


AUGUST HOST CODE: SK2KSZWW

Please use the host code above when you shop through my online store.  However, if your order is $150 or more, there’s no need to use the code as you’ll receive your own Stampin’ Rewards.                                                               Click HERE to shop

 

Take care,

Rosanne