A Merry Christmas Quilt

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

If you asked me what my favorite set in the Holiday Catalog is it would be hands down the Christmas Quilt suite of products.  The stamp set, framelits, embossing folder and Designer Series Paper combine to make so many wonderful cards both for Christmas and many other occasions.  I plan on continuing to create with this bundle even if it doesn’t carry over in the new catalog.

Quilted Christmas Photopolymer Bundle #146026
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Here’s the card details

  • The A2 card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) is Real Red card stock.
  • A Whisper White layer is cut 1/4″ smaller and cropped with the star from the Quilt Builder framelits.
  • Using the flower framelit, I created the center flower and added a White Perfect Accent.  I used this framelit to create a totally different  flower HERE.
  • The sentiment, from the Christmas Quilt stamp set, is stamped in Garden Green ink.
  • I framed the sentiment with Real Red 1/8″ solid ribbon wrapped around the Whisper White panel.
  • Before adhering this panel to the card base, I back it with a pattern from Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper.  Then this panel is popped on the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

  • Another pattern from Quilted Christmas DSP backs the sentiment panel on the inside.
  • The sentiment is from a non-SU set and is stamped in Real Red ink.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • Using the same pattern of DSP as the inside, I lined the envelope with the retired Envelope Liners framelits.

I can certainly see this as a Birthday, Get Well, Thinking of You or Just Because card just by changing the Designer Series Paper, card stock colors and sentiment.

Thanks for checking in today and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Take care,

Rosanne

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Simply Elegant Christmas

Happy Monday!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday shared with family and friends.  Ours was a happy day spent with both family and friends.  The bonus being that I didn’t have to cook or host.  My oldest daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, James hosted a magnificent dinner.  Elizabeth is a superb cook and pulled out all the stops.  James deep-fried the turkey.  This was the first time I’ve had a turkey cooked this way and it was very tasty.  However, they live in downtown Philadelphia and the frying was done on the sidewalk in front of their house with all the neighbors applauding when it came out of the fryer!

Today’s card is a simple yet classic Christmas card.  I really like the clean lines with the added shine of gold.

Stampin Up Quilt Builder Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Here’s the details

  • The Very Vanilla thick card stock card base measures 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″.  I love a square card every now and again!
  • The next layer of Gold Foil measures 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ with a mat of Very Vanilla card stock cut 1/4″ smaller and adhered directly to the Gold Foil.  The whole panel is then popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The last layer of Gold Foil measures 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ with a Very Vanilla mat cut 1/4″ smaller.
  • Before gluing the Very Vanilla panel, I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Hang Your Stocking photopolymer stamp set, in Versa Mark and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.
  • Again, this panel is popped with Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Quilt Builder Christmas Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I’m completely in love with these little flowers and have so many more ideas on how to use them.  They were created using the Quilt Builder Framelits using Gold Foil sheets and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  A couple of Metallic Enamel Shapes complete the center.
  • These, too, are popped on the sentiment panel with Dimensionals.   Creating a lot of dimension on such a simple layout makes a difference.

Stampin Up Quilt Builder Christmas Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside panel is framed with Gold Foil also.  However, before adhering it to the card base, I cut out a few flowers from the center to conserve paper.  I was able to cut four flowers from it before adding the Very Vanilla panel on top.  This is a great tip, especially when using specialty paper like the foil…just a way to get more bang for your buck!
  • This sentiment is also from Hang Your Stocking stamp set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Stampin Up Quilt Builder Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The envelope was created using the Envelope Punch Board and simply embellished with a bit of Cherry Cobbler card stock and a thin strip of Gold Foil sheet.

Sometimes simple is simply prettier and I think this card is a good example of that!

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that today is…..

Who likes to pay for shipping…no one I know!  

This doesn’t happen often, so it’s a great opportunity to get those sets in the Holiday Catalog that may be going away after January 2nd and also to stock up on the basics.   Click HERE to shop online.

Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope that this is the start of a wonderful week for you!

Take care,

Rosanne


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A Smitten Mitten Thank You – TTTC #025

It’s Thursday and a very special Thursday at that…HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  

But it’s also time for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  This week my board is featured….

I loved the Smitten Mitten bundle the moment I saw it in the Holiday Catalog.  There is just something about mittens, hats and stockings in winter that always draw me in and I fell for this bundle immediately.  However, it’s taken me awhile to play with it.

For today’s card, I chose the third column down: stripes, thank you, twine and the third row across: blue, banner, twine.

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens Thank You Card Ideas- Rosanne Mulhe

Here’s the details

  • The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock.
  • The patterned paper I used on this card is from Graphic 45.  The striped panel measures 4″ x 5 1/4″  and is popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set and is stamped in Marina Mist ink.
  • I used a square punch to flag the end to create a banner.

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens Thank You Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I cut the mittens with the Many Mittens Framelits and added the cuffs and Very Vanilla baker’s twine along with a couple of enamel shapes.  I love the cut-out framelit!
  • The mittens are popped with dimensionals also.

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens Thank You Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

  • In keeping with the clean and simple look of this card, I stamped the inside with another stamp from One Big Meaning stamp set.  The stamps I used for the front and inside are actually one stamp that I cut apart to create two individual stamps.  By doing this, you can get even more mileage from some stamps.
  • I embellished the inside and the envelope flap with more patterned paper.

Stampin Up Smitten Mittens Thank You Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

I think this card would make a perfect thank you for the holidays.

I hope you will check out all the designer’s projects as well as those who are sharing their cards at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.  I also hope that you will find inspiration in my board this week and join us by sharing your own project with us.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating with family and friends.

 

Thanks for stopping in today and don’t forget that Online Extravaganza is still going on.

Click HERE to download the Extravaganza List and see a sneak peek of what is going to be on sale November 20 – 26, 2017!

Take care,

Rosanne


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A LARGE Number Anniversary

Stampin Up Large Numbers Anniversary Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Taking a break from holiday card making today to show you this special anniversary card I made for a VERY special anniversary.  A friend and her husband are celebrating this wonderful milestone in early December and I wanted to create a pretty, golden card for the occasion.

Here’s the details

  • The card base is Very Vanilla thick card stock with an overlay pattern from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This collection offers such pretty patterns in Soft Sky and Blushing Bride with a Gold Foil pattern on the other side of each.

Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #144143
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  • The center panel is Gold Foil cut at 4″ x 3″ with a mat of Very Vanilla cut 1/8″ smaller.
  • HINT….Before adhering the Very Vanilla layer, I cut the numbers from the Gold Foil panel.  This is a great tip for saving paper, especially the “special” paper.

Stampin Up Large Numbers Anniversary Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The sentiment is from the Best Birds stamp set and is heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.
  • As I stated above, I cut the numbers out using the Large Numbers framelits once in Gold Foil and then again three more times in Very Vanilla thick card stock and stacked them for a more dimensional look.
  • The Large Number framelits are so handy for occasions like this as well as special birthdays.

Large Numbers Framelits #140622
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  • The ribbon and bow are made from a ribbon from last year’s Sale-a-bration catalog.  I’m always happy to be able to use up my retired products, especially ribbon.
  • After the ribbon is adhered, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise the panel on the card base.

Stampin Up Large Numbers Anniversary Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside sentiment is also from a retired stamp set, Falling For You.  I just had to use this because the sentiment is so perfect for this card and occasion. It’s stamped in Soft Suede ink.

Stampin Up Large Numbers Anniversary Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

It’s hard for me to capture a good photograph with the Gold Foil but this card came out exactly how I envisioned it…and that doesn’t always happen!

Today’s the big day……

Click HERE to download the Extravaganza List and see a sneak peek of what is going to be on sale November 20 – 26, 2017!

I hope you have a great day and that you’re looking forward to this short work week.

Take care,

Rosanne


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