Simply Sweet Mother’s Day

Stampin Up Bike Ride Mother's Day Card idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I’m sending a bunch of these sweet Mother’s Day cards to a sweet bunch of Mothers!  I feel so fortunate to have such wonderful friends who are also beautiful Mothers.

I had a lot of fun creating these little note card sized cards.  I remember before I started stamping and making my own cards, I used to gravitate to the small cards in the Hallmark store and they sort of became my little trademark when sending cards.  Now I love making them as well as sending these petite notes.

The card base is a Whisper White Note Card with a mat of either Daffodil Delight, Calpyso Coral, Real Red or Sweet Sugarplum card stock cut 1/8″ smaller and a mat of Whisper White card stock cut an additional 1/8″ smaller.  After adhering these layers, I used a framelit from the Layering Circles framelits to cut a circle on the front of each card.  Then using a scalloped die from the Layering Circles, I created the frame around the circle.  This created a “window” for the basket of flowers.

The sentiment is from the March Paper Pumpkin kit and is stamped in Basic Black ink.

Stampin Up Bike Ride Mother's Day Cards idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I absolutely love this little basket of flowers created using stamps and dies from the Bike Ride bundle.  The little accessory stamps in this bundle are adorable and so versatile.  I guess the saying “it’s the little things” would definitely apply here!  Stampin’ Write markers made coloring quick and easy. They’re popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set that is soon to be retired.

Stampin Up Bike Ride Mother's Day Card ideas - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

And because I thoroughly enjoyed coloring these flowers, I added them to the front of the envelope, too!

Here’s what’s happening now…don’t miss out!

I hope you have a wonderful day,

Rosanne

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You Are My Anchor – Paper Pumpkin Alternate

I recently posted a sneak peek that Stampin’ Up! provided for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I thought it was cute enough but that was until I actually received my kit and starting playing with it.  Well, cute enough was an understatement…this kit is SUPER cute and so much fun!  Here’s the Stampin’ Up! video.

I usually don’t make all the cards in the kit as they’re presented but I thought each of these cute 3×3 cards along with the box to hold them were so perfect that I did make 1 set mostly just as is. I only made some small tweaks here and there.  These are my cards…

Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin - You Are My Anchor - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

One notable change I made was not to tie the box closed.  I wanted to be able to open and close the box without untying it each time.

Now for my alternate card…I’m saving this card as a Father’s Day card for my husband, Steve.

Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin - You Are My Anchor-Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The card base is Whisper White thick card stock.  The Island Indigo anchor printed card from the Paper Pumpkin kit was cut to 3″ x 5 1/2″ and adhered to the left side of the card.  Then a 1/8″ strip of Calypso Coral card stock is glued next to it.  Lastly, the Island Indigo striped card was cut into a 1/4″ strip.

Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin - You Are My Anchor- Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The sentiment is stamped on a label that’s also included in the kit.  It’s stamped using the Island Indigo ink spot that came with the kit. I popped the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also used dimensionals to adhere the anchor which is a die-cut included in the kit.

I think the tiny die-cut hearts are just adorable and were the perfect accent on this card.

Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin - You Are My Anchor -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Using more of the striped card, I embellished the envelope flap.

This kit, like all the Paper Pumpkin kits, came with so many elements to make many more cards.  I still have a few more ideas to explore.

Also, if you are a member of my Paper Pumpkin Club and subscribe through me, you have already received tutorials for three more bonus cards and an additional 3-D project.  These projects will not appear on the blog and are sent exclusively to my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

Now is the perfect time to become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.  There’s still two weeks left to take advantage of the special 50% off for two months promotion.  You can read all about it HERE.

If you have any questions about this promotion, please feel free to contact me and I’ll be happy to help.  Even though I’m still playing with this kit, I can’t wait to see May’s kit.  It’s always fun to find that bright orange box in my mailbox!

Thanks for starting the week off with me…have a wonderful day!

Rosanne

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Celebrating & Sharing What I Love -TTTC #045

It’s Thursday and that means a brand new Tic Tac Toe Challenge. I had the honor of creating this week’s board.  I hope you’ll find the elements creative as well as fun and will play along with us.

For my card today, I chose the first row across:  Floral, Metallic, Die Cut/Punch

I think what I’m celebrating most about this card is the fabulous new Designer Series Paper collection, Share What You Love.  I shared another card featuring a pattern from this collection HERE.  As I mentioned before, this paper is absolutely beautiful with hints of metallic in some of the patterns.  Unfortunately, the pictures really don’t convey the total beauty.  But please take my word for it…it’s stunning! You won’t even have to wait until the new Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st to order it…it will be available for purchase as part of the Share What You Love Suite on May 1st.

Share What You Love Designer Series Paper #146926

I’m also really pleased with the card stock colors that this collection coordinates with.  Tranquil Tide was not a color I used very often, if at all.  But look how pretty it looks with this floral pattern.  And a returning favorite color, Mint Macaron is featured also.  Luckily, I still had a few pieces of it to use on today’s card.

Stampin Up Share What You Love DSP Birthday Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The card base is my go-to Whisper White thick card stock.  What a difference this heavier card stock makes! It just give the card so much “heft”!  Each additional layer is cut 1/8″ smaller than the last.  The next layer is Silver foil paper, followed by Tranquil Tide card stock.  I cut a piece of Designer Series Paper at 3 7/8″ x 3 1/4″, then on the 3 1/4″ side cut it again at 1 3/4″.  This gave me two pieces measuring 3 7/8″ x 1 3/4″ and 3 7/8″ x 1 1/2″ that I positioned from the top and bottom.  I trimmed each piece with a 3 7/8″ x 1/4″ strip of Silver Foil paper in the center of the card.

Using the Big Shot along with the Precision Base Plate, I cut the celebrate from the Celebrate You thinlits.  These were a free items from the Sale-a-Bration catalog but will be available in the new Annual Catalog.  So if you missed them, you’ll be able to purchase them soon.  I use this particular thinlit a lot!  It’s cut twice  here: once in Silver Foil paper and again in Mint Macaron card stock.  The offset layering gives it a little more dimension and shadowing.

Stampin Up Share What You Love DSP Birthday Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The inside sentiment, from the Happy Birthday, Gorgeous stamp set is stamped in Tranquil Tide ink.

Adding small strips of Designer Series Paper and card stock are quick and easy ways to embellish the inside of cards and outsides of envelopes.  Besides creating a very pretty card, it’s a great way to use up those little scraps.

I hope you enjoyed another little peek at this beautiful new Designer Series Paper which you’ll be able to order next week.  I also hope that you’ll head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and see all the creative designs and play along with us.

 

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful day,

Rosanne

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A “Happy” Share What You Love Birthday

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlit Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

A touch of new together with a few older products created a fresh and pretty birthday card.  What’s new is the pretty floral pattern in the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  Pictures of this paper collection really don’t do it justice…it is so much prettier when you actually see it.  Patterns like the one I used on this card have touches of metallic. The flowers in this pattern match the champagne foil sheets.  You won’t even have to wait until the new Annual Catalog goes live on June 1st to order this beautiful paper collection.  It will be available to everyone beginning on May 1st!

I also love the card stock colors that this collection coordinates with.  So Saffron is my favorite yellow and I don’t use it nearly enough so I was happy to see it included in this DSP.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlit Birthday Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

My card started with this terrific layout.  I collect card layouts in a small binder and frequently look through it as my starting point for a card.  I wanted to incorporate a subtle layer of Champagne Foil so I added a few more layers than the original layout but it certainly got the ball rolling.

You’ll notice that I only used the “Happy” from the The Happy Birthday thinlit. It’s easy to cut the words apart and makes the thinlit that much more versatile.  It was cut twice: once in Basic Black card stock and once in Champagne Foil.  They were offset and layered together.  The banner below was created using the Banner Triple punch.  I discovered something new while using this punch recently…you don’t have to use it in just the sizes on the punch.  You can cut your card stock in a variety of in between sizes and just center it on the punch to get different sized banners and layers.  This makes the punch even more useful!

Here’s another trick I used on the banner.  I wanted to use a sentiment from the Best Birds stamp set.  The stamp actually says happy birthday but I only needed it to say birthday.  So I stamped it in Basic Black ink and then covered the word happy with washi tape and stamped it on the banner.  The font just worked well with the scripty font of the thinlit.

Now I had to find a sentiment for the inside and this one from the Cake Soiree stamp set fit the bill! I  enjoy embellishing the insides of cards as well as the envelopes just as much as creating the card fronts. Then I always have cards that are perfectly coordinated and ready to be given or mailed.

Stampin Up Happy Birthday Thinlit Birthday Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Don’t miss out on some favorite retiring products.  Some are only while supplies last…

Be sure to check out the clearance rack for some great deals…

This is a great time to give Paper Pumpkin a try…you’ll love it!

Thanks very much for stopping by today and have a wonderful day,

Take care,

Rosanne

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