Mother’s Day Card & Gift Card Pocket

MOTHER'S DAY CARD AND GIFT CARD HOLDER - Rosanne mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Hello and happy Monday.  It’s been a wet and dreary few days here in PA and today is just more of the same.  While I wait for a beautiful May day, I’ll just create pretty floral projects.  My share today is one of those projects.  With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I created this card and coordinating gift card “pocket”.  The pocket is actually a small (very small) bag that was purchased at JoAnn’s.  They came in a pack in white and kraft.  They are the perfect fit for a gift card and are easily embellished.

MOTHER'S DAY CARD - Rosanne mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Along with embellishing the envelope, I really enjoy embellishing the inside of my cards.  I think by handcrafting our cards, we have the opportunity to create really unique cards inside and out and I love that!

And here’s a look at the gift card pocket…

This combination of card and gift pocket is perfect for all the upcoming occasions: Mother’s Day, Graduations, Father’s Day, as well as, the regular occasions:  Birthday, Anniversary, Thank You.

Lastly, I’m playing along with the current Tic Tac Toe Challenge…I chose a few different ways to play.

(1) Left side diagonal: Flowers, Free, Die Cuts (2) Second column down: Butterflies, Free, Patterned Paper (3) Third row down: Gem/Embellishment, Patterned Paper, Die Cuts

I hope you have a wonderful day and are looking forward to a good week ahead.

Take care,


Stamps: Happy Thoughts – inside sentiment (ret. SU), Adorable Owls – tag (ret. SU)
Dies:  Stitched Butterflies (unknown)
Card Stock:  White, Pretty Peacock
Patterned Paper:  Garden Walk DSP (ret.SU)
Ink:  Pretty Peacock


Celebratory Card with Retiring In-Colors


Karen and I are back with another CASEing (Copy & Selectively Editing) Coast 2 Coast.  Karen, in CA  and myself, in PA,  literally live across the country from each other but have enjoyed taking this virtual cross-country stamping trip each month for several years now.  Each month we take turns choosing our direction and this month I chose to highlight Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2024 retiring In-Colors.

Stampin Up 2022-2024 Retiring In-Colors Card- Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

While I didn’t use these colors nearly enough in the last two years, I think they’re such a pretty color palette.  And needless to say, they’ll still be in my craft stash for a long while.

To create this card I cut a 6 x 1/2″ strip of each color from the 6 x 6 In-Color Glimmer paper pad along with 6 1/8″ strips of black cardstock. After gluing each color strip diagonally starting in the lower right corner on a piece of white cardstock, I trimmed the excess “hangover” paper.  Then glued this panel to a mat of black cardstock before gluing it to a white card base.  The sentiment, from the Layering Leaves stamp set, is stamped in Versa-mark ink and heat embossed in black embossing powder.

Stampin Up 2022-2024 Retiring In-Colors Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

The inside is embellished to coordinate with the front by cutting the glimmer strips in 1/4″ strips.  The sentiment is also from the SU Layering Leaves stamp set.  I like that the sentiments can be used for a variety of sentiments, so I didn’t have to commit this card to a specific one at the moment.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you haven’t already been out West to see Karen’s lovely card, please head HERE

Take care,


Kaleidoscope Encouragement Card

Hello and happy Tic Tac Toe Thursday!  Today’s board comes to you courtesy of my teammate Karren and it is full of really fun elements that lend themselves to soooo many interpretations.

Here’s what I came up with….

I chose the middle column down:  Square Card, Die-Cut, Embossing

I pulled out a long ago purchased large stamp from Simon Says Stamps, Kaleidoscope Background and stamped it with Versa-Mark ink and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  Then I began the very relaxing (to me) exercise of coloring it in using one of my favorite color combinations, blue and peach.  After coloring I cut the image down to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and matted it on blue and silver card stock.  I wrapped a piece of silver twine around the layers before adhering them to the 4″ x 4″ peach card base. Both sentiments are from SU’s Wonderful Thoughts stamps and die set.  The sentiment on the front is also embossed in silver.

I created the envelope using the long forgotten Envelope Punch Board.

I hope you’ll head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge to check out Design Team O’s creations and share your own with us.


Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,


Bunnies, Baskets & Butterflies for CC2C

It’s that time of the month to take you on a cross-country stamping trip with Karen Hallam in CA and myself here in PA.   Our adventure originates in sunny California this month as Karen chose our theme: Bunnies, Baskets & Butterflies.  Click HERE to read all the details of  her adorably, whimsical card.

I, too, wanted to incorporate all three elements in my card as Karen did.  To create my card, I used Spellbinders Floral Bunny Basket dies which were February’s Large Die of the Month Club.

Spellbinders Floral Bunny Basket Easter Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

These dies are so much fun to work with.  I cut them out of white cardstock and colored them with Stampin’ Blends and Copic Markers.  The sentiment is from SU’s Easter Bunny stamp set.  I just love the little bunny tushy and fluffed it up with some glitter stickels.

I must say that Karen chose a really fun theme this month!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Wednesday.

Take care,