2018 Calendars…just a little late!

Even though today is the last day of January and it’s time to turn the page on the calendar to February, I’m finally posting the 2018 calendars I made to send to my customers. I had to make quite a few of them but wanted to wait until I was sure they were all received.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Calendars - Rosanne Mulhern

I used the Sweet SoireeSpecialty Designer Series Paper for each design.  The patterns in this collection are so bright and beautiful.  You can find this paper in the Occasions Catalog.

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

  • I got the idea for this calendar over at my friend, Jeanie Stark’s Just Stampin’ blog HERE.  I had one of Jeanie’s calendars sitting on my desk all last year and it always reminded me of our sweet friendship which is one of the biggest perks of this wonderful Stampin’ Up! community.
  • Each calendar is basically the same, except for the DSP and card stock.
  • The sentiment is from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and is cropped using an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits and the Layering Ovals framelits.
  • The pretty white lattice die is from the Petals and More thinlits.  I initially bought these thinlits just for that one die but have come to really like the whole set.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree DSP Calendar - Rosanne Mulhern

  • This calendar uses Powder Pink card stock

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree Calendar - Rosanne Mulhern

  • Calypso Coral is so soft and pretty.

Stampin Up Sweet Soiree DSP Calendars - Rosanne Mulhern

  • Berry Burst really brightens this one up!

I loved making these calendars. They were the perfect little gift to send to my customers to start the New Year and to thank them for their business last year.  Next year I will be making them for my co-workers as well.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday.  I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Take care,

Rosanne


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Another “Amazing You” for the Tic Tac Toe #32

Today I’m playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and there’s still time for you to play along also.  The challenge boards offer so much inspiration that it’s easy to come up with an idea.  It’s like half the work is already done for you!  Here’s the latest challenge board:


I chose the third row diagonal: Friend, Neutral, Sparkle

Stampin Up Amazing You Friendship and Thank You Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Here’s the details

  • I cut this card a little differently than the usual A2 card.  The Smoky Slate card stock measures 8″ x 5 1/2″ and is scored at 4 1/4″.
  • A strip of Basic Gray card stock and a piece of retired Pink Pirouette DSP, each cut 1/4″ wide were added, leaving an open 1/2″.

Stampin Up Amazing You Friendship and Thank You Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

  • Once again, I’m using the gorgeous flower from the Amazing You stamp set along with the coordinating, Celebrate You thinlits.  Both are available FREE during Sale-a-bration. Each of these products are pretty terrific on their own but when you pair them, they are outstanding and can be used in so many different ways.

Amazing You Stamp Set
Wood #147212 Clear #147215
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Celebrate You Thinlits Dies #146840
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  • I stamped the flower image onto a piece of DSP in Old Olive ink and used the same technique I used on THIS card to create the flower focal point.  The flower image was cropped onto a framelit from the Lot of Labels framelits.
  • The flowers were colored in Pink Pirouette using Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I also used Clear Wink of Stella on them. It’s a shame that Wink of Stella doesn’t photograph well because it does add such a pretty sparkle to the card.
  • Before adhering the image to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I cut a Delicate White Doilie in half and tucked it behind the label.
  • The “amazing” was cut from the Celebrate You thinlits in some retired Brushing Bride glitter paper.  I hang onto all the glitter paper that comes out and horde every little piece for projects just like this.
  • Lastly, I stamped the “you” in Basic Black ink directly to the Smoky Slate card base.

Stampin Up Amazing You Friendship & Thank You Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside sentiment is from the Basket of Wishes stamp set found in the Annual Catalog.
  • I made sure that the Whisper White inside panel was positioned so that it didn’t show when the card was closed.
  • Another strip of DSP adds a pretty touch to the inside as well as to the inside of the envelope.  I still use the retired Envelope Framelits for this.

Stampin Up Amazing You Friendship and Thank You Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I find that I’ve been using more retired items lately. My thoughts are that all the new products are fabulous and fun and I love working with them.  But sometimes they only get better when paired with some old favorites.  So you have them…why not use them!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope if you haven’t already stopped by the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week, that you’ll take a look and join in….

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

I have a few more projects using the Amazing You stamp set.  In the meantime though, you can get the Amazing You stamp set FREE when you placed a $50 order and the Celebrate You Thinlits FREE when you place a $100 order during Sale-a-Bration. You can see all the products available HERE.

Take care and I hope you are heading into a wonderful week,

Rosanne

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Sending Wishes to “Amazing You”

 

Stampin Up Amazing You Free Sale-a-bration Set Card - Rosanne Mulhern

I am absolutely obsessed with the flowers on this card.  They’re from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Amazing You.  I’ve been creating with them non-stop for over a week and still have so many more ideas.  I love how Stampin’ Up! offers such great sets for FREE during Sale-a-Bration.  Each year that little catalog always has some really awesome products and this set along with the coordinating, Celebrate You Thinlits are my favorites.

Amazing You Stamp Set
Wood #147212 Clear #147215
Images © Stampin’ Up!

Stampin Up Amazing You Stamp Set Sale-a-bration Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Here’s the details:

  • The card base is Old Olive card stock with a mat of Basic Black cut 1/4″ smaller.
  • The next layer is Whisper White card stock cut an additional 1/4″ smaller .
  • I stamped the flower image three times on the Whisper White card stock in Old Olive ink.
  • The flower was then stamped six times in Black Memento ink.  I colored two flowers in each of these colors:  Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight using Stampin’ Blends markers.
  • One set of flowers (one in each color) was hand cut and adhered to the stamped images on the card stock with tombow glue.
  • The next set of flowers were trimmed to the inner petals.  Before adhering these to the flowers that were glued directly to the card stock, I used a bone folder to curl the petals.
  • I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them.  The curled petals along with the Dimensionals created a pretty 3D effect.
  • The sentiment is from one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Butterfly Basics and is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.

Stampin Up Amazing You Sale-a-bration Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside sentiment is from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set.
  • The sentiments I chose allow this card to be for any number of occasions which make it a good one to keep on hand.
  • A few thin strips of DSP from the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper collection are a subtle accent for the inside.
  • Another pattern from the Petal Garden DSP embellishes the envelope flap to create a pretty and coordinated card.

Stampin Up Amazing You Sale-a-bration Stamp Set Card - Rosanne Mulhern

I have a few more projects using the Amazing You stamp set.  In the meantime though, you can get this set FREE when you placed a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration. You can see all the products available HERE.

Thanks very much for stopping by today.

Take care,

Rosanne


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Baby Girl Congrats – Tic Tac Toe Challenge #31

Hooray…it’s Tic Tac Toe Thursday! 

I really look forward to creating for this challenge and love the elements that each board presents.  One reason for this is that there is so much inspiration on the board which really stretches your creativity. I usually to study the board for a bit and try to come up with a few different ideas before settling on my actual card.

The card I thought I settled on for today’s challenge actually turned into a completely different card for a completely different occasion.  This happens to me quite often and I’m always happy when it results in a pretty project.

Baby Card for Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern

I chose the left row diagonal:  Pink, Ribbon, Square.  I originally set out to create a Valentine card using the beautiful heart die but somehow just couldn’t get my vision to work so a sweet little baby card happened instead! I pulled together a lot of products from different sources but they all seemed to work well together.

Here’s the details

  • The card base is Whisper White thick card stock and the pink gingham pattern is from a My Favorite Things 6 x 6 paper pad.  The gingham is the square on the challenge board. I popped the pattern up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Spellbinders Lace Hearts dies created the intricate heart.  It’s actually 2 different dies used to create the heart.  I’ve had these dies for a very long time and usually only pull them out around Valentine’s Day, but obviously they can be used for other occasions.
  • The pink bow is retired SU ribbon from a long time ago.
  • I think that little bear is just adorable!  He comes from a My Favorite Things stamp and die set called Somebunny I Love.  Since I’m a new grandmom, I needed a cute set like this. He’s colored lightly with Stampin’ Blends markers and also popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Baby Card for Tic Tac Toe Challenge #31 - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! set Better Together available in the Annual Catalog. I cut it out using a die from the new Petals and More Thinlits.  I love when a set of framelits come with a label die.  They are always so handy!

Baby Card for Tic Tac Toe Challenge#31 - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I pulled out another retired Stampin’ Up! set for the inside sentiment.  It’s from the Made with Love stamp set.

So there you have what I intended to be a pretty Valentine card but ended up a sweet Baby card. Why not hop over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to see the fantastic projects my design teammates have come with.  And I hope you’ll be inspired to play along with us this week…it really is a lot of fun!

Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Rosanne Mulhern stampin up

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope your day goes well!

Take care,

Rosanne