Wreath Building Workshop with Gina K

Gina K Wreath Builder Cards - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I mentioned in my last post that I recently attended a class taught by Gina Krupsky, owner of Gina K Designs and her daughter, Rina.  Gina is the mastermind behind the Wreath Builder template and stamp sets.    This tool and coordinating stamps create the most beautiful cards so easily.

I really can’t attempt to give a good tutorial on these but you most certainly can find many on YouTube.  I think once you see the method behind these, you’ll agree that it’s so easy and the results are beautiful!

Here are the three cards we made at class…

Gina K Wreath Builder Cards- Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Gina K Wreath Builder Cards Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Gina K Wreath Builder Cards -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

And this is one that I created on my own…

Gina K Wreath Builder Cards - Rosanne Mulhern - Heartfelt Stamping

I used the original Wreath Builder stamp set for these cards.  However, Gina has a few other sets that work with this technique.  If you’re looking for a different way to stamp that’s easy and produces pretty results, I urge you to look into this.

In case you missed my last post, here is a picture of my stamping group with Gina and Rina (both in the black shirts).  We had such a fun time!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Take care,



Hang in There with Animal Expedition

Is it Monday already?  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.  As I mentioned in my post on Friday, I spent Saturday at an awesome class taught by Gina K—-, owner of Gina K Designs and her daughter, Rina.  Both Gina and Rina were super nice and so funny.  This class was a blast.  I will share what we made in my next post.  But here is a photo of our group.

Once again, I’m reaching back into some of my favorite products from the Annual Catalog for today’s Encouragement card.  The inspiration for my card came from a fellow Pal, Ann Schach.  You can see Ann’s card HERE.  Sometimes sending a lighthearted card to let someone know you’re in their corner can make a big difference  The focal point of today’s card is the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper.  The images in this collection are so much fun!

Stampin Up Animal Expedition Encouragement Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Here’s the details…

  • The A2 (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) card base is Whisper White thick card stock.
  • The next layer is Berry Burst card stock cut at 1/8″ smaller followed by a pattern from the Animal Expedition DSP cut an additional 1/8″ smaller.

Stampin Up Animal Expedition Encouragement Card -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • The cute hanging Sloth and colorful Chameleon are cut from another pattern from this paper collection.  I popped the Chameleon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from the retired set, Here For You, and is stamped with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed.
  • The layered rectangles are cut with the Rectangles Stitched framelits available in the Occasions Catalog.  I also popped this with Dimensionals and added the Chameleon.

Stampin Up Animal Expedition Encouragement Card Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • A few more snipped images from the DSP continue the cuteness on the inside.
  • The stamped sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set, also available in the Occasions Catalog.  Although I only used the stamps, this is also available as a bundle that includes the stamps and word dies for just about any occasion.

Stampin Up Animal Expedition Encouragement Card- Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Although I don’t know anyone who needs this type of card at the moment, it will be good to have on hand if the occasion arises.  By changing the inside sentiment, this would also make a great Get Well card.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,



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Thoughts for You with Petal Palette

Happy Friday All!  Hope it’s been a good week and you’re looking forward to some fun this weekend. I had a blast last weekend at my friend, Jeanie Stark’s (Just Stampin’) house.  We spent two nights and three days talking, laughing, eating amazing meals prepared by her husband, Carl and of course…creating & stamping!  Then a snow day on Wednesday!  Now I’m looking forward to getting together tomorrow with this wonderfully, crazy group of friends for a class with stamp company owner, Gina K at Photo Scraps in Eldersburg, MD.  Needless to say, I’ve been putting a lot of miles on my car lately!

Also, I’m sharing a few of my personal thoughts on this stamping gig of mine at the end of this post if you care to hang in there.  But for now, I’ll just share my card with you….

Stampin Up Petal Palette Thinking of You Card -Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

For today’s card, I pulled out the Petal Palette stamp set along with the coordinating Petals & More thinlits.  These are available in the Annual Catalog.  Sometimes, I get so caught up with all the new products that come out with the Holiday, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs that all the products I loved from the Annual Catalog sit and collect dust.  Well I’m concentrating on changing that and a few other things. More on that at the bottom of the post…

Here are the details…

  • The A2 card base is cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″ for a top fold card.
  • I covered the card front with a Crumb Cake pattern from the Neutrals 6 x 6  paper collection.  These are such a staple to have in your stash.
  • The Whisper White panel is cut from the Rectangle Stitched framelits dies. I used the second largest.  Then it’s popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Thinking of You Card - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • The flower spray is stamped in Black Memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The colors are listed in the Product List at the end of the post. These are glued directly to the panel.
  • The center lattice is also cut from the Petals & More thinlits in Crumb Cake card stock.
  • The sentiment stamped with Versa Fine black ink is from the Sale-a-Bration set, Lasting Lily, which is free with a $100 purchase.  I love this set for both the images and especially the sentiments and fonts.  This will be staying with me for a long time!
  • NOTE: For stamping that doesn’t require coloring, I use a Versa Fine Black ink pad.  It gives the crispest image of any black ink I’ve tried.  It does require some drying time and will not work if you plan on using alcohol markers as it will bleed.
  • I glued the sentiment banner to the lattice and then was able to hide Stampin’ Dimensionals behind it for a pretty lift.
  • A few sequins added the perfect finishing touch!

Stampin Up Petal Palette Thinking of You Card- Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • Here’s a quick peek at the inside using two more sentiments from the Lasting Lily stamp set and a bit of the same Designer Series Paper I used on the front.

Stampin’ Up does a lot of things really well but in my opinion, most especially color coordination.  They make it so easy to have everything you need for a perfectly coordinated card with just a few products.

Stampin Up Petal Palette Thinking of You Card-Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • A coordinated stamped envelope pulls the whole project together quickly and simply!  I did use a retired Crumb Cake envelope for this but a Whisper White would work just as nicely.

Thanks for getting this far and if you care to hear a few of my thoughts that I mentioned above, here you go….

Lately, I’ve been very sporadic about doing blog posts.  I just felt that my motivation was waning and really didn’t understand why.  I absolutely enjoy stamping and making cards and other projects.  I’ve still been purchasing new products and creating with them. AND (this is a BIG AND) I love the friendships I’ve made doing this. So what’s the deal?  Well, I think I’ve finally figured it out.

I will always love Stampin’ Up! and will continue to be a demonstrator and purchase and use their products.  Stampin’ Up! started this journey for me and has given me more fun, joy and friendship than I ever imagined.  However, along the way other companies and products have caught my eye and I’ve enjoyed using them, too.  I’ve found some non-SU products that work really well, which I would like share as well.  So I was a little conflicted about where to go with the blog as I would like to share all my projects and not just those using Stampin’ Up! products.  I’ve decided that the best direction for me to take is this…some of my posts will use only Stampin’ Up! products, some will use products from other companies and some will combine both.  Why not? I will also be sharing projects that use retired Stampin’ Up! products.  We all have them, so why not use them in new and different ways?  The idea is to get the creative juices flowing and provide a bit of inspiration while enjoying the process and I think this will do it for me.  I would still love to be your demonstrator of choice when purchasing Stampin’ Up! products.

Again, if you’re still with me, thanks so much for spending this time with me.

Take care,



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Heartfelt Sympathy – Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals’ February blog hop. We’re so glad you’re here because it’s “Time to Sale-A-Brate”! Our Design Team created projects using Sale-A-Bration items to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My project today features three of my favorite products from this year’s Sale-a-bration…Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (which sadly sold out very quickly) and Lasting Lily stamp set.

Here’s a few details…

  • I layered Highland Heather and Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  Before adhering them to the Whisper White card base with dimensionals, I wrapped three pieces of Highland Heather Organdy ribbon around the middle.
  • To create the next layer, I glued a pattern from the Botanical Butterfly DSP to a panel from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper available in the Annual Catalog.  Then cut a another piece of Highland Heather card stock just 1/8″ larger to create a mat.
  • The butterflies were hand cut from the Botanical Butterfly DSP and popped with dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from Lasting Lily stamp set and cropped with a framelit from the Stitched Labels framelits in the Annual Catalog.

  • The inside sentiment is also from the Lasting Lily stamp set.  This set is chock full of sentiments for a number of occasions.  Not to mention the font is beautiful, too.  I’m looking forward to creating more with this set and it will be one that stays with me for a very long time!

Sympathy cards are always a little challenging for me because I feel that they should be more subdued.  However, even though it’s a bit busy, I think this card will bring a bit of joy.


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 13, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Spring Has Sprung” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

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Thanks for stopping by and hopping today,

Take care,


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