Spidery Halloween Wreath – #tttc133

Stampin Up Arrange a Wreath Halloween Card -Rosanne Mulhern

I have a few Halloween cards to share this week starting with this wreath crawling with sparkly spiders.

I’m playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge

I chose the second row across:  black, stripes, wreath

I love wreaths…even paper wreaths sometimes especially paper wreaths!  This wreath is one I created to use on my monthly calendar.  However, it makes a wonderful card, too.

Stampin Up Arrange a Wreath Halloween Card -Rosanne Mulhern

I used Stampin’ Up!’s (retired) Arrange a Wreath bundle to create the festive wreath. The spiders were cut from the Little Treat Box dies with black glitter paper.  The sentiment on the banner came from an old set I purchased from a local craft store.  I heat embossed it on Gorgeous Grape card stock. 

Stampin Up Arrange a Wreath Halloween Card- Rosanne Mulhern

The inside sentiment came from the September 2020 Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin. I think the stamp sets in the Paper Pumpkin sets are such keepers.  I find myself reaching for them often. The shiny spider web paper is from my stash.

I’m not one to rush the holidays or seasons so now that October is here, I’m finally in a Halloween mood and will be back with another fun Halloween card later in the week.

Take care,



Penguin Playmates Friendship Card – PP560

Stampin Up Penguin Playmates Friendship Card - Rosanne Mulhern

I have a fun friendship card featuring the Penguin Playmates Designer Series paper to share today.  This paper is free with Sale-a-bration which ends today.  It has such fun patterns and these adorable winter critters.  The paper is certainly the star of the card!

My card inspiration came from the Paper Players Sketch Challenge this week…

The card is a mini slimline measuring 6″ x 3 1/2″.  I used the Layering Circles dies to create the windows.  I was originally going to create a shaker card with these windows but it looked too cluttered so I went with fussy cutting a few cute critters and put them behind the acetate windows.  I trimmed each window with some retired glitter paper.

Stampin Up Penguin Playmates Friendship Card -Rosanne Mulhern

The heat embossed sentiment is from the Penguin Place stamp set.

I’m not sure at my age that I have very many friends that I would call “cool” but I do have ONE in mind!

Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  My husband and I are going to Cape May, NJ for a few days to celebrate a BIG anniversary…40 years!

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Paper Pieced Pumpkin – #tttc132

Jaded Blossoms Fancy Pumpkin Dies- Rosanne Mulhern

I’m back today sharing another favorite technique…paper piecing.  I’m always on the look out for dies that would work well with this technique.  I’ve recently discovered a new to me stamp company…Jaded Blossoms.  The die is called Fancy Pumpkins and works perfectly for this technique. 

I’m playing along with the Tic Tac Toe Challenge here…

I chose to follow the 3rd row down:  Embossing, Patterned Paper, Fall/Halloween Theme

I used Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive card stock along with a plaid pattern from my stash to create the pumpkin.  The pumpkin is adhered to a panel that’s embossed with the SU Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.

The sentiment comes from the retired SU Country Home stamp set.  I stamped it and heat embossed.  I used the Brother Scan n Cut to cut the sentiment and the black mat out.

Jaded Blossoms Fancy Pumpkin Dies-Rosanne Mulhern

The inside sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Harvest Mouse stamp set.

I was having such a good time creating this card and couldn’t stop at just one.  Here’s another…

Jaded Blossoms Fancy Pumpkin Dies -Rosanne Mulhern

I think I like both cards equally well.  Leave a comment choosing the card you prefer and I’ll choose a random comment to send that card to.

Jaded Blossoms Fancy Pumpkin Dies - Rosanne Mulhern

Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,



Embossed Pretty Pumpkins

Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins Thanksgiving Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern

Today I’m sharing a card that includes one on of my favorite techniques: heat resist embossing.  I created this pretty pumpkin background by randomly stamping the pumpkin image from Stampin’ Up!’s Pretty Pumpkin stamp set with Versa Mark ink and heat embossing it with white embossing powder.  Then easily sponging Pumpkin Pie ink onto each pumpkin.  The stem was inked with Old Olive ink.

Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins Thanksgiving Card Idea -Rosanne Mulhern

I matted the stamped panel on a piece of gold foil before mounting it on the card base.    The sentiment is embossed with gold embossing powder.  I added a pretty gold border to the bottom of the sentiment panel using a die from the Painted Labels dies.

Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins Thanksgiving Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

The inside is simply stamped with a sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set.  

Stampin Up Pretty Pumpkins Thanksgiving Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern

I created a coordinating envelope using the same heat resist embossing technique on the flap.


As always, thank you for stopping by today!

Take care,





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