Summer Fruit Z Fold Gift Card Holders – Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Wonderful Cards/Projects from the Garden” where our design team showcase projects from things found in a garden, such as flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even a garden scene. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Once you finish here, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I had such fun creating the cards for today’s blog hop.  The theme is so wonderful for this time of year and there are so many terrific stamp sets to choose from.  I chose a fruit theme for my project today by using the Sweet as a Peach and Sweet Strawberry bundles to create Upright Z Fold Gift Card holders.  Creating extra-special gift card holders just makes the gift that much more special.  It’s all about the presentation…right?

First up is the Sweet as a Peach….

Stampin Up Sweet as a Peach Z Fold Gift Card Holder - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

There’s so much to love about this bundle and coordinating You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper.  I especially like the fresh colors. Balmy Blue and Pale Papaya create such a fresh, soft palette.  The bushel basket was created using a piece of Paper Lattice and Crumb Cake card stock.

Stampin Up Sweet as a Peach Z Fold Gift Card Holder- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Here’s the card opened, displaying the gift card pocket and a cute little message.  I think the small sentiments in the Sweet as Peach stamp set are just darling.  I also tucked one in the basket of peaches.

Stampin Up Sweet as a Peach Z Fold Gift Card Holder-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

There’s still more “pretty” on the inside with a sentiment from Sweet as a Peach stamp set and a bit of embellishing using a pattern from the You’re a Peach DSP along with a sweet little stamped flower.

Stampin Up Sweet Strawberry Z Fold Gift Card Holder -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I used the same layout to create a gift card holder using the Sweet Strawberry bundle.  This time I created a strawberry basket with the Paper Lattice and Crumb Cake card stock.

Stampin Up Sweet Strawberry Z Fold Gift Card Holder- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Even though Heartwarming Hugs is a Designer Series Paper that is marketed as a holiday collection, the designs also lend themselves to many more occasions.  Here I paired the dotted and checked patterns.  If you missed purchasing this paper last holiday season, no worries as it’s back again in the August-December Mini Catalog which goes live on August 3rd.

Stampin Up Sweet Strawberry Z Fold Gift Card Holder-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup I left the inside blank for a thank you note.  But created another simple embellishment with DSP and a stamped strawberry image.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team, because the Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 11th. Our theme will be “My Happiest Season” when our Design Team creates a project showcase projects inspired by their favorite season of the year. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Leah O’Brien at Honeybee Stamping & More
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
Thanks for “hopping” with us today…
Take care,
Rosanne

Biggest Wish Birthday

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a good weekend and you’re looking forward to a nice, warm (maybe HOT!) summer week ahead. I spent some time playing with a new set that wasn’t initially on my radar when I first looked through the Annual Catalog.  Then I began seeing so many great cards created with the Biggest Wish stamp set…now I had to have it!

Stampin Up Biggest Wish Birthday Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The big, bold sentiments along with the smaller, scripty ones will be so useful for many different types of cards.  Today, I created a pretty birthday card that I would say is gender neutral…would you agree?

The card layout is pretty straightforward with a Basic White thick card stock card base and a Crumb Cake panel.

Not Just For Christmas…The pretty botanical background is a pattern from the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper.  This is one of the DSP collections on sale this month at 15% off.  There are several patterns in this collection that go well beyond Christmas.

Fun Foliage…I used a variety of dies from the Forever Flourishing dies to create one of the focal points.

Stampin Up Biggest Wish Birthday Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Make a Bold Statement…Like a mentioned above, the Biggest Wishes stamp set makes a big impact and creates another focal point.  I stamped the big birthday sentiment in black ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  It’s cut using a stitched rectangle and matted on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock.  

The “happy” is stamped in black ink and hand cut.  I also cut a Basic Black mat to make it stand out.

Stampin Up Biggest Wish Birthday Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Inside Scoop…the sentiment is from the Best Year stamp set and is stamped in black ink.  A strip of DSP and coordinating card stock gives a the inside panel some interest.

Stampin Up Biggest Wish Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

See the Value…I’m really glad I gave this set a second look.  It’s one of the least expensive sets in the catalog and I know I’ll be using it over and over.  If anything, this set will give a more life to a lot of stamps sets I already own.


Stampin’ Up! News…….

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.


 

Have a wonderful day,

Rosanne

 

 

 

 

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Stamparatus

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Sailing Home Encouragement Card

Stampin Up Sail Away Thinking of You Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I’m popping in again today with a nautical themed encouragement card for the Paper Players theme challenge. 

You can visit the challenge HERE.

I created a mini slimline using  the Sailing Home stamp set and coordinating Smooth Sailing dies.  The patterned paper is from the Graphic 45 By the Sea collection. 

The inside sentiment is from the Prized Peony stamp set.

The envelope is embellished with more patterned paper.  You can see the tutorial and template for the envelope HERE.

 

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

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Hand-Penned Friendship Card

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I’ve been spending time creating with some of the products in the Hand-Penned Suite.  I absolutely love this bundle.  However, today’s card just features the very pretty coordinating Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper. The colors in this collection are so inspiring and fun to work with.  It’s also one of the collections available for 15% off this month through August 2nd.

Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper
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There’s quite a bit of measuring and cutting on this card.  But once that’s done, it goes together very easily.

Materials & Measurements

  • Basic White Thick card stock:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Pale Papaya card stock: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and 4 1/2″ x 2 1/4″
  • Basic White card stock: 5 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
  • Hand-Penned (Dotted) DSP: 5 1/4″ x 1 3/4″
  • Hand-Penned (Floral) DSP: 4 1/4″ x 2 1/8″, cut into (4) 1 1/16″ strips

Stampin Up Hand Penned Friendship Card Ideas-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Details

  • Emboss the 2 1/4″ Basic White panel using the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder and glue to the large Pale Papaya panel, leaving an 1/8″ border around the top and sides.
  • Glue the dotted DSP pattern below the embossed layer, leaving an 1/8″ border around the bottom and sides.  NOTE:  there may be a little overlapping or a gap where the panels meet in the middle.  The ribbon will hide this.
  • Arrange the 1 1/16″ floral DSP onto the smaller Pale Papaya panel being sure to line up the pattern.  Glue the panel to the embossed panel.
  • Wrap Pale Papaya & White 1/2″ ribbon around this panel.
  • Glue panel to the Basic White card base.
  • The bow was adhered with glue dots.
  • For the sentiment I used a stamp from the Plentiful Plants stamp set and cut using a label die from the All Dressed Up Dies.  This is popped with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Hand Penned Friendship Cards -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • The inside sentiment is from the newly retired Happy Thoughts stamp set.  I really wish this set would have stayed longer as the sentiments are  great for the inside of cards.

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Stampin’ Up! News…….

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

 

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