Birthday “Bees” for the Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the June 2017 Pals Blog Hop. Thank you so much for joining us today. This month’s theme, Pick a “B”, features projects inspired by Babies, Birthdays and Brides to name few. You may just get a glimpse of new catalog products while you hop with us today.

Whether you’re just starting the hop, or have come from a previous Pal’s blog, you’ll find the line-up toward the end of my post to help you move along.

Stampin Up Eastern medallion and Window Box Birthday - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I actually achieved two “b’s” with my project today if you count the adorable little bees on the card and the window box.  I love to coordinate a card with a 3D item.  They make such unique little gifts.

Here’s the details:

  • The sweet sunflower was created by cutting and layering one of the Eastern Medallion dies twice…once in Daffodil Delight and once in Crushed Curry card stock.
  • The center is a 2″ circle punched from Basic Black card stock and embossed with the Elegant Dots (retired) embossing folder.

Stampin Up Eastern Medallions and Window Box Birthday set - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The DSP pattern is from Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paperr.  This is my favorite pattern in the collection and I think it pairs well with Crushed Curry card stock.
  • The sentiment is from the Better Together stamp set. This is such a fun and whimsical font.
  • Now let’s talk about my favorite thing on this whole project…the BEES!  These cute little bees can be found in the Touches of Texture stamp set.  It’s funny how such a simple little stamp can make such a difference on a project.  I think they make ALL the difference on this one.
  • I added Clear Wink of Stella to shine up their wings.

Stampin Up Eastern Medallion and Window Box gift set - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is also from the Better Together stamp set.  This is a great set for creating sentiments on both the front and inside of the card since the sentiments coordinate.
  • Again…a few little bees don’t hurt either!

Stampin Up Eastern Medallion and Window Box Birthday Gift Set - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The box was created with there Window Box thinlits and I used the Layering Squares to create the windows.
  • That same sunflower fits perfectly on top.
  • A little birthday banner a couple more bees complete the box.  The birthday sentiment is from Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set .

Stampin Up Eastern Medallion and Window Box Birthday Gifts Set - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I thought a little Bit-O-Honey was the perfect little treat for inside!

I hope you enjoyed this little birthday gift set!

Thanks again for hopping with the Stampin’ Pretty Pals today. Take a minute to mark your calendar for our next hop on July 12th. We’re having a pattern party! Now hop along using the Blog Hop Line-up below. See you on July 12th for the next Pals Blog Hop! 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  4. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  7. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  15. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  19. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  23. Becky Retzer at Just in Thyme
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  25. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
  26. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  27. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art

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Something to Smile About

Happy Monday…hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  I was finally able to finish planting my vegetable garden.  The tomatoes and peppers will be a little late this year!  I have a little story to share at the end of this post…so please hang in there!

Stampin Up Jar of Love Just Because Card - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

What a great sentiment from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  I could send this card to so many people who really do make me smile when I think of them.

Here’s the details…

  • This card measures 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (smaller than the average A2 card).  It’s scored at 5 1/2″ which leaves a 3″ flap.
  • The patterns are from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper and as usual compliment each other perfectly…thank you Stampin’ Up!

Stampin Up Jar of Love Just Because Cards Idea - Rosanne MulhernI think this wreath really is something to smile about (but I love most wreaths!)

  • The grapevine wreath is created with the Swirly Scribbles thinlits.  I cut two out of Crumb Cake card stock and layered them.  I was on the fence when these came out last year as a bundle so I only purchased the thinlits and I’ve never regretted that.  My point is that you can “unbundle” if you’re not excited about either the stamps or the dies.
  • The flowers are from Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars framelits.  This is one set that I would never unbundle.  The stamps and dies are fabulous and can be used in so many different ways.  This set needs to stick around a few more years!
  • I stamped the large flowers in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry and the smaller flowers were stamped off once and then stamped at full color in Tranquil Tide ink.  The leaves are Old Olive.
  • The sentiment is stamped on a circle of Whisper White and glued to the center of a Delicate White Doilie.
  • Mini Stampin Dimensionals worked like a charm on the small flowers.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Cards Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside sentiment is also from the Eastern Beauty stamp set.

Stampin Up Jar of Love Just Because Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup I don’t know if I mentioned this on the blog but I have a little Dachshund, Tess.  She just turned 18 on June 2nd.  Physically she’s is amazing (thanks to years of acupuncture).  In April, she had 11 teeth extracted and came through it like a champ!

However, within the past 6 months or so we’ve noticed that her mind is failing.  She has what is called Canine Cognitive Disorder.  It’s basically doggie dementia.  There’s been some challenges but she is still the sweetest little girl.  Last weekend my husband had her out in the yard with him while he was doing some work and she walked straight into the swimming pool and started swimming.  Steve’s first reaction was to jump in, shoes and all, to pull her out!  We have the whole episode  recorded on our security camera.  Previous summers she wouldn’t go near the pool.  I guess this year is a whole different story!  This is not a picture of Tess but I couldn’t resist sending it to Steve!

I hope this card started your week off with a smile.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Take care,



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A Whole Lot of Lovely Birthday

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlit birthday card - Rosanne Mulhern

There’s a whole lot to love about this beautiful Designer Series Paper, Whole Lot of Lovely!  I actually thought Delightful Daisy was the prettiest paper in the catalog until I saw this ONE!

Here’s the details:

  • The showstopper on this card is the floral pattern from Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.  This collection has so many pretty patterns.  I’m already thinking about ordering another pack as I can see so many beautiful projects.

  • Pairing the paper with the Happy Birthday thinlit made this card come together so quickly.  I just love the flirty font!

  • I cut the thinlit three times in Tangerine Tango card stock and layered them for a dimensional look.

Stampin Up Happy birthday thinlits birthday cards idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The ribbon and bow are Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron from the new Annual Catalog.  I really like using ribbon on cards and this catalog has so many wonderful new ribbons.
  • A few little pearls add a delicate touch.

  • That same pretty paper on the envelope flap hints at something special inside.

I hope today’s card showed how a fabulous piece of Designer Series Paper can be the “star” of the show!

Thanks for stopping by and take care,


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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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