Sweet Soiree Shaker for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #34

Have you been playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge?  The challenge boards are so much fun and filled with lots of inspiration to really get the creative juices flowing.

I chose the third column down: celebrate, floral, include ribbon.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Shaker Birthday Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

This is another card that came to life using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit along with the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Paper.  I’ve really enjoyed pairing these two products.  The kit has so many pretty elements and the DSP just ties everything together beautifully.

Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit #145578
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Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper #145564
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Here’s the details

  • The A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card base is Whisper White thick card stock.
  • The next layer is a pattern from the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP and is cut 1/8″ smaller.
  • For the stitched frame, I used a non-SU die that was perfect for creating the shaker pocket.  It’s cut from Dazzling Diamonds paper.
  • After creating the shaker pocket, I filled it with silver and clear sequins.
  • Here’s a hint!  To keep all the sequins from falling to the bottom of the pocket, I glued a few of them directly to the card.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Shaker Birthday Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

  • Using a cake image from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit, I simply colored it with Stampin’ Write Markers and added a few more vellum embellishments along with a bow created with the Whisper White 3/8″ Metallic Edge Ribbon.
  • Easy, Peasy! To finish the cake off, I added the numbers, also from the embellishment kit.  It really doesn’t get any easier than that!

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Shaker Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • A pretty card deserves a pretty envelope!  The envelope flap is embossed using the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which is available in the Occasions Catalog. And using a thin strip of DSP ties the card and envelope tighter nicely.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will hop over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see the fabulous cards the Design Team have created for this week’s challenge.  While you’re over there, I also hope that you’ll join in with your own creation.  It really is a lot of fun!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

Take care,

Rosanne


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Sweet Soiree Birthday Wishes

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Today’s card is a perfect example of how even though this hobby is called “stamping”, the stamps are not always the star of the show.  I absolutely love this paper pattern in the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper collection.  In fact, I really like all the patterns in this collection but this is my favorite.  I used a few more of these patterns on my calendars HERE.

Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper #145564
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Here’s the details

  • Whisper White thick card stock is my go to for card bases.  This is an A2 card base: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2.
  • The top panel is Old Olive card stock cut at 5 1/4″ x 2″ with a mat of Designer Series paper cut at 5 1/8″ x 1 7/8″.
  • The bottom panel is also Old Olive card stock cut at 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″ and the Designer Series paper mat is cut at 5 1/8″ x 1 3/8″.
  • I spaced each panel about 1/4″ from the top and the bottom of the card, leaving the empty space in the middle.  These are glued directly to the card base.

  • In the white space between the panels, I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink.  The sentiment is from the Petal Palette stamp set, available in the Occasions Catalog.
  • Isn’t that spray of flowers so pretty?  These came from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  I mentioned before that I’m usually not a “kit person” but the kits in the Occasions Catalog have changed that!  I am having such a good time creating with several of them. And not to mention, they are priced so reasonably for the amount of products they contain.

Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit #145578
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  • I adhered the flowers and the vellum leaves (also included in the kit) with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Birthday Card- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set in the Annual Catalog.
  • Adding a  little strip of DSP lends some charm to the inside of the card as well as the front of the envelope and is so easy to do!

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Birthday Cards- Rosanne Mulhern

This card came together quickly and effortlessly thanks to the pretty Designer Series Paper and Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit.  If you are like me and did not really give the kits that much notice, I urge you to take a second look.  They offer so much opportunity to make terrific projects and are very economical, especially when you use the stamps sets you already have on hand.

Thanks for checking in today.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another (but totally different) project using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit for Tic Tac Toe Thursday.

Take care,

Rosanne

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A Pretty Petal Palette

Stampin Up Petal Palette Friendship Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

Today’s card features a few pretty patterns from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack that’s available in the Annual Catalog.  This paper collection is one of my favorites that I’ve been ignoring lately.  I love to mix and match patterns and this paper stack makes that so easy to do.  So I’ve come up with this pretty monochromatic friendship card.

Here’s the details

  • The A2 card base is Whisper White thick cardstock.
  • I cut another piece of Calypso Coral card stock 1/8″ smaller and then choose three different Calypso Coral patterns from the Petal Garden DSP collection and adhered them directly to the Calypso Coral card stock with Tombow glue.
  • Before adhering this layer to the Whisper White card base, I wrapped a piece of 1/8″ Whisper White Sheer ribbon around it.  Then again glued it with Tombow.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Friendship Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The floral image is from one of my favorite new sets, Petal Palette stamp set.  I colored it with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers and cropped it with the coordinating, Petals and More Thinlits.  Both of these items are available in the Occasions Catalog and can be purchased as a bundle for a 10% savings.
  • Even though it’s not evident in the photo, I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for a pretty little sparkle.
  • The flowers were popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and is also popped with Dimensionals with a couple little pearls added.
  • A few clear sequins added really complimented the sparkly flowers.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Friendship Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

  • A simple but sweet sentiment courtesy of the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set in the Annual Catalog is perfect for a friendship card.
  • A little added DSP adds a little pretty to the inside as well as the front of the envelope for a perfectly coordinated card.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Friendship Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

Cards like this are a great way to use up small pieces of DSP.  That’s what I did with the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper collection as I’ve used up a good amount of my paper stack but was able to piece together these patterns for the card.  I always feel good about using up what I have…it makes it easier to justifying buying more!!

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration is still going strong and if you were to purchase the Petal Palette bundle that I used today, you would qualify for a FREE item. You can see all the products available HERE.

 

Take care,

Rosanne


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A Puppy Love Valentine – Tic Tac Toe Challenge #33

Thursdays are always fun for the simple reason that there’s a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge board to play along with.


Today’s board hints at Valentine’s Day and that’s exactly where I went with it. I chose the first column down: Sentiment, Free, Ribbon.

Stampin Up Bella and Friends Valentine Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

Here’s the details

  • The A2 card base is Real Red card stock with a mat of Whisper White cut 1/8″ smaller.
  • The adorable puppy, from the Bella and Friends stamp set, is stamped in Black Memento ink and colored with a Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Marker.
  • Using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, I stamped the clouds around the puppy in Soft Sky ink. I think they look so soft and puffy.
  • I used an old Martha Stewart balloon punch to punch two balloons from some retired Real Red DSP and one from Real Red card stock.  These balloons were just the perfect size.
  • The sentiment on the Real Red balloon is from the FREE Sale-a-bration set, Party Pandas and again was just the right size for the balloon.  I heat embossed it with White Embossing powder.
  • The balloons were popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • A sweet little bow completes the balloon bouquet!
  • The sentiment is from a non SU stamp and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.

Stampin Up Bella and Friends Valentine Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I added a 1/4″ strip of DSP to either side of the Whisper White card stock on the inside.
  • The inside sentiment is from a long retired Stampin’ Up! set called Nice Mice.  This set dates back to 1998…20 years old and still useful!

Stampin Up Bella and Friends Valentine Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • A polka dot pattern on the envelope flaps just adds to the fun!

I really enjoyed making this card because I was thinking of the little guy I will be sending it to for his 1st Valentine’s Day!  My grandson, Jack is already a dog lover and likes hanging out with his big puppy, Rigby.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you’ll check out the terrific projects over at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week and play along with us!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

Take care,

Rosanne

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