A Cozy Quilted Christmas

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

Even though the Christmas Quilt Suite of Products are featured as a holiday set, this is the first Christmas card that I’ve made with it.  I have used this versatile bundle for a Fall card HERE and a baby card HERE.  This is one of those must have sets that can be used over and over to produce cards for so many occasions simply by changing the colors and patterns.  I created this card for the class I held over the weekend.

Quilted Christmas Photopolymer Bundle #146026
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Here’s the details

  • The A2 card base is Garden Green card stock.
  • The next panel is Whisper White card stock cut 1/4″ smaller and embossed with the Quilt Top Embossing Folder for such lovely texture.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Card Ideas- Rosanne Mulhern

  • To create the quilt block, I cut a Garden Green scalloped square using the Layering Squares Framelits.  Then used the Quilt Builder Framelits for the patterned paper and the quilt square.
  • The pattern is from the Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper collection.

  • For a little added touch, an enamel button in the center finishes it off.
  • I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the block to the card base.
  • The sentiment, from the Christmas Quilt stamp set, is stamped in Real Red ink and cropped with an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  This is then glued to a stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  If someone were to ask me what framelits were absolutely essential, I would say thatI use either the Layering Circles, Square and Ovals along with the Stitched Shapes on most every card I create.
  • The sentiment is also popped with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

  • The inside is stamped with a non-SU sentiment in Real Red ink.  I have this Christmas sentiment set that seems to have just the right sayings for my holiday cards.
  • I little bit of DSP on the inside and the envelope flap makes for a pretty custom made card.

Stampin Up Christmas Quilt Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

So by now everyone has heard that today is the first day to reserve your STAMPARTUS.  If you need any additional information on this new and oh so awesome tool, you can find it all HERE.  Ordering begins at 2 pm MST.  If you would like to reserve one for yourself through my online store and haven’t ordered from me before you will first need to set up an account. Click HERE to go to my online store.  Or you can find me in the Demonstrator Directory:  Rosanne Mulhern, Demonstrator #2145725, Chadds Ford, PA  19317.

I appreciate your stopping by today and hope that you have a terrific Thursday!

Take care,

Rosanne

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What’s a Stamparatus?

I’m sure most of you have already heard that Stampin’ Up! is introducing their version of the super popular Stamp Poisitioners (like the Misti, Tim Holtz version, etc.).  I for one have had a Misti for a long time and do use it fairly often so I was a little skeptical that it could be improved upon.  Well, I was so WRONG!  Stampin’ Up! totally took this tool to a whole new level of versatility with the Stamparatus.  Here is all you need to know about this amazing tool and how to reserve yours beginning November 16th.

The Product Details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up! red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates:  a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price:  $49

Why do YOU NEED ONE?  You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it.

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp – in exactly the same spot (no need to start over).
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2 step, 3 step, and 4 step stamping images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Need more convincing?  Take a look at this video demonstration…

HERE’S a Q & A summary that Stampin’ Up! has put together with some additional information.

How to Reserve your Stamparatus – SEE HERE   PLEASE NOTE – reservations start on November 16th.

Take care,

Rosanne

 

 

Let it Snow with Swirly Snowflakes

Stampin Up Swirly Snowflakes and Merry Little Labels Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

For today’s card, I paired the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle with the Merry Little Labels Bundle to create a pretty winter card.

Snowflake Sentiments Bundle Wood #146052 Clear #146053
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Here’s the details

  • The A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card base is Whisper White thick card stock.  Thick card stock is my go-to for all my Whisper White and Very Vanilla card bases.  It really creates a sturdy base that gives the card such a quality feel.
  • The next layer is Crumb Cake card stock cut 1/8″ smaller.

Stampin Up Swirly Snowflakes and Merry Little Labels Christmas Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

  • I cut the beautifully intricate snowflake twice and centered them on the card.
  • Adding a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of each snowflake is a subtle yet oh so pretty touch.
  • The Whisper White center strip measures 3/4″ x 5 3/8″.
  • 3/8″ Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon added a little bit of texture.  You could also just use a thin strip of Crumb Cake card stock.

  • Stamping on Crumb Cake card stock with Versa Mark, I heat embossed the sentiment using an image from the Merry Little Labels stamp set with white embossing powder.

Merry Little Labels Bundle Wood #146029 Clear #146030
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  • Cutting this out was a breeze using the coordinating Everyday Label Punch.  I popped it with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added umphh!

Stampin Up Swirly Snowflakes and Merry Little Labels Christmas Card Idea- Rosanne Mulhern

  • I used a non-SU stamp for the sentiment because it just seemed so fitting for this card.
  • The side border on both the inside of the card and the front of the Crumb Cake (retired) envelope was stamped with an image from Snowflake Sentiments in Crumb Cake ink.

Stampin Up Swirly Snowflakes and Merry Little Labels Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you are heading into a wonderful week!

Take care,

Rosanne


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A Little Christmas Cheer with Merry Cafe

Stampin Up Merry Cafe Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

Like most everyone, I have my likes and dislikes regarding the sets in both the Annual and the Holiday Catalogs.  The Coffee Cafe stamp set really didn’t excite me but when the Merry Cafe stamp set came out in the Holiday Catalog, I was completely taken.  I’m not a coffee drinker at all..tea for me!  But I loved the Merry Cafe seasonal images and sentiments.  So naturally, I needed to purchase the Coffee Cups Framelits, too.

Merry Cafe Photopolymer Stamp Set #144965
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Coffee Cups Framelits #143745
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Here’s the details

  • The A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card base is Crumb Cake card stock.
  • A Garden Green mat measuring 1/8″ smaller is embossed using the Quilt Top Embossing Folder and glued to the card base.
  • I used the retired Banners Framelits to create the banner.
  • Before adhering the banner to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I wrapped some Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (also retired) and tied a bow.

Stampin Up Merry Cafe Christmas Cards - Rosanne Mulhern

  • The cup is stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla card stock and cut using a framelit from the Coffee Cups Framelits.
  • Using some of the cute little images from the Merry Cafe stamp set, I decorated the cup.
  • The sentiment is stamped on Crumb Cake card stock in Cherry Cobbler ink and also cut with a Coffee Cup Framelit.
  • Before I adhered the cup to the banner with Dimensionals, I added a pretty little doilie from my stash.  I think this is such a pretty touch!

Stampin Up Merry Cafe Christmas Card - Rosanne Mulhern

  • A coordinated envelope is always the perfect finishing touch!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Take care,

Rosanne

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