Tartan Plaid & Tidings All Around

Welcome October!  This is one of my favorite months of the year.  There’s just so much to love about it.  The pumpkins, mums, colorful leaves, crisp air (which hasn’t quite arrived yet) and Halloween.  It’s also my wedding anniversary month as well as the month my first daughter was born.  Halloween was my mom’s birthday, so we always had a fun time celebrating both.

There’s something else to look forward to this month…a new set of exclusive tutorials free with a $40 or more (before shipping & tax) purchase from my online shop.  This month I’m featuring the Tidings All Around Bundle as well as the coordinating, Seasonal Wreaths stamp set.  The bundle features the Tidings All Around stamp set and the All Around Wreath dies.  The dies also coordinate with the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set to give these products added versatility.  They can be used year-round for so many different occasions.  I’m a complete sucker for wreaths of any kind, so when I saw these boy was I excited!   They were one of the first products I purchased from the Holiday Catalog and I’m having a blast creating with them. Once you see the cards in the tutorials, I think you’ll agree that these sets offer so much creative potential.

Tidings All Around Bundle #152371

 

Seasonal Wreaths #150522

Today’s card is super easy and came together very quickly…and that hardly ever happens for me!

Tidings All Around Christmas Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I know that the Wrapped in Plaid Designer Series Paper is part of the Wrapped in Plaid Suite that features the Perfectly Plaid stamp set BUT this paper also pairs so well with the wreaths in the Tidings All Around and Seasonal Wreath stamp set.

  • The A2 (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) card base is Garden Green card stock.
  • The next layer is Whisper White card stock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • The plaid pattern measures 3 1/4″ x 4″.
  • I cut two wreaths from the All Around Wreath die in Garden Green card stock and offset the layering to create a fuller wreath.
  • Before securing the wreath, I wove a piece of Real Red 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon over and under it and wrapped it around the Whisper White/DSP panel and added a bow.
  • The wreath was then glued to the card by just putting small dabs of liquid glue under a few of the leaves.
  • The greeting is stamped in Real Red ink and popped with dimensionals.

Tidings All Around Christmas Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

  • I paired two sentiments from the Tidings All Around stamp set for the inside greeting.
  • I like to use a bit of DSP on the inside as well as the envelope to coordinate.

Tidings All Around Christmas Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup Right now my desk is covered with these wreaths in all different shades of green and other colors.  I have so many more ideas to use the stamps in both the Tidings All Around and the Seasonal Wreath stamp sets.  I even have a few cards already made that I’ll be sharing throughout the month.


I’ve also added a Hostess Code for you to use for the month of October: 9ZS3UMWZ

  • For any $50 – $149.99 orders (total before shipping and tax) please add Host Code
  • $150 or more order (total before shipping and tax) please DO NOT add the host  code.  You will automatically earn Stampin’ Rewards!
  • In addition, any order of $75 or more, will qualify for this month’s free gift from me.  October’s free gift is the Garden Green 3/8″ Double Stitched Ribbon.

I truly appreciate that you take the time to look at my projects…thank you!

Take care,

Rosanne

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Two-Way Tasteful Backgrounds

Can’t believe it’s Friday already!  Although I’m certainly not complaining about that, this week went by incredibly fast and now I’m looking forward to a 3 day weekend as school is closed on Monday…Yay!

Stampin Up Tasteful Backgrounds Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Today I’m sharing two cards created with one of the dies (my favorite one) from the Tasteful Backgrounds dies.  When I saw these in the Annual Catalog, I though of so many ideas for them and I’m finally getting around to executing a few…so many fun products, so few crafting hours!

Tasteful Backgrounds Dies #149545

I sat down to  create this card first as my new favorite color combination seems to be Crushed Curry and Real Red.  HERE and HERE are some cards I recently created with this happy color combo.

Stampin up Tasteful Background Hello and Holiday Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

While creating the card above, a bit more inspiration hit and a Christmas card was born.  The color combination on this one is Garden Green and Real Red.

Stampin up Tasteful Background Hello and Holiday Card Idea-Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

Each card has the same exact layout and measurements:

  • The card base measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4″
  • The Whisper White panel measures 4 x 5 1/4
  • Gingham DSP from the Regals 6″x6″ collection cut at 3″x3″
  • A small strip of gingham DSP measures 5 1/4″x1/4″ for the card front and another 1/2″ strip for the envelope front

  • Crop the pointed flower die from the Tasteful Backgrounds dies on the left hand side of the Whisper White panel.  Then emboss with the Subtles embossing folder. Do not adhere yet.
  • Using the 3″x3″ DSP piece, position it on the card base under the flower cut-out.  Glue to the card base.
  •  Wrap a piece of ribbon around the embossed panel and add the 1/4″ DSP strip.
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere this panel to the card base.
  • For each sentiment, I used a combination of oval dies from the Stitched Dies and Layering Ovals die.
  • The Hello sentiment is from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and the Christmas sentiment is from the Tidings All Around stamp set.
  • I used Real Red 3/8″ Cotton Ribbon and Garden Green 3/8″ Double-Stitched Ribbon.
  • Lastly, the flowers are embellished with Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin up Tasteful Background Hello and Holiday Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I feel like I got a bonus with this project as my idea to create a simple Thinking of You card actually turned into a Holiday card for my stash also.


FREE Come to Gather tutorials…I will be sending out 3 free tutorials all this month featuring the Come to Gather suite from the Holiday Catalog for any order of $40 or more (after tax and shipping).  Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials will not appear on the blog and will only be available to those who place an order.  Along with the tutorials, I will be sending another completed card created with the Come to Gather Suite of products for you to keep or send. You can shop HERE on my online store.


Steve and I are headed to the Jersey shore for the weekend. Since the weather here is actually more like August than September, we’re going to squeeze in a couple of beach days. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, as well!

Take care,

Rosanne

 

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Rustic Fall Thank You

For the month of September, I’ve been having a blast creating with the Come to Gather Suite.  These products have sparked so many card ideas.  Here’s one more…

Stampin up Come to Gather Thank You card idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

This rustic style is one of my favorites.  I’m always happy to see a woodgrain pattern in Designer Series Paper collections and I know it will be one that I will reach for often as it provides such a great background.  The pattern on this card is from the Come to Gather DSP.

The card base is Whisper White thick card stock with a mat of Early Espresso card stock.  The next layer is the woodgrain DSP.  I cropped a Stitched Rectangle and glued it directly to the DSP.

Stampin up Come to Gather Thank You card idea -Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

After stamping the large leaf image using the Gather Together stamp set and cutting it with the Gathered Leaves dies, I used Stampin’ Blends to color them.  All the colors I used are listed in the Product List at the end of this post.  I mounted them on the stitched rectangle with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a Linen Thread bow.

The Early Espresso banner is stamped and heat embossed with a sentiment from the Vibrant Vases stamp set.  I finished the card off with a few pearls that I colored with a brown Sharpie.

Stampin up Come to Gather Thank You card idea- Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

The inside is embellished with another large leaf, which I stamped off 3x in Early Espresso ink.  The sentiment is from the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set available in the Holiday Catalog.  Stamping the leaf and sentiment in the corner allows room for a personal note.

Stampin up Come to Gather Thank You card idea - Rosanne Mulhern stampinup

I have thoroughly enjoyed the Come to Gather Suite of products and really feel like I’ve gotten so much use from it.  I also know that this will be a set that will continue to live in my collection well past this season.


FREE Come to Gather tutorials…I will be sending out 3 free tutorials all this month featuring the Come to Gather suite from the Holiday Catalog for any order of $40 or more (after tax and shipping).  Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials will not appear on the blog and will only be available to those who place an order.  Along with the tutorials, I will be sending another completed card created with the Come to Gather Suite of products for you to keep or send. You can shop HERE on my online store.


One more week to take advantage of the B3G1 Designer Series Paper Promotion..

There’s still time to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer.  From now until September 30th, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,  I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the blog to go directly to my online store or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Take care,

Rosanne

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Harvest Blessing Duo

Good Monday to you!  Hope you had a nice weekend.  I had a great weekend spent stamping with a couple of my stamping “sisters”.

Today I have a set of cards created with Country Home stamp set and Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.  I’ve been combining the Country Home stamp set and the Come to Gather Suite of products quite a bit recently.  They really do compliment each other well. Both cards are basically laid out the same with a few little changes to each, so that they’re not exactly alike.

  • Each card starts with a A2 card base of Whisper White thick card stock.
  • Followed by a mat cut 1/8″ smaller of Pretty Peacock and Old Olive card stock.
  • The next layer is Whisper White card stock cut another 1/8″ smaller.  Glue this to the colored card stock but not to the card base just yet.
  • Using patterns from the Come to Gather DSP collection, I created a bottom border which measures 5 1/4″ x 1 1/2″.  Glue to the Whisper White panel.

  • For the center panel, I cut three panels from DSP, each measuring 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″.
  • I then spaced them evenly and matted them on a piece of coordinating card stock.
  • Next, I cut around the evenly spaced panel to give a 1/8″ border.  It’s difficult to give an exact measurement, as it would depend on your panel spacing.  Each of my cards had different measurements.
  • Position and glue this panel so that it’s centered but just comes a little over the bottom DSP panel.
  • Wrap coordinating ribbon around the Whisper White panel so that the seam where both DSP panels meet is covered.
  • The sentiment is from the Country Home stamp set.
  • A few rhinestones from Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels add a bit of sparkle.

  • The inside sentiment is also from the Country Home stamp set.
  • The inside panel is embellished with a strip of card stock and DSP.

As much as I like the traditional Autumn colors, I really enjoyed creating Fall cards with these pretty non-traditional colors.


Last week to receive FREE Come to Gather tutorials…I will be sending out 3 free tutorials all this month featuring the Come to Gather suite from the Holiday Catalog for any order of $40 or more (after tax and shipping).  Each tutorial will include full color photos and clear step by step instructions for creating 3 very different cards using these products.  These tutorials will not appear on the blog and will only be available to those who place an order.  Along with the tutorials, I will be sending another completed card created with the Come to Gather Suite of products for you to keep or send. You can shop HERE on my online store.


I’ve also added a Hostess Code for you to use for the month of September: 3GRFQMTP

  • For any $50 – $149.99 orders (total before shipping and tax) please add Host Code
  • $150 or more order (total before shipping and tax) please DO NOT add the host  code.  You will automatically earn Stampin’ Rewards!
  • In addition, any order of $75 or more, will qualify for this month’s free gift from me.  September’s free gift is the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

One more week to take advantage of the B3G1 Designer Series Paper Promotion..

There’s still time to take advantage of the Designer Series Paper Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer.  From now until September 30th, you can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE!

If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator,  I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the blog to go directly to my online store or email me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Thanks very much for stopping by today and I hope you have a great day!

Take care,

Rosanne


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