HALLOWEEN FUN

092321 Halloween GirlHow can we get through the month of October without a Halloween card or two?  I think the Seasons of Fun hostess set located on page 78 in the Mini Catalog is absolutely perfect for this cute fun fold card!  And just to let you know, we will be using  the other images shown on this set before year’s end, What’s not to love about a Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card?  A few strokes with your Stampin’ Blends and your artwork is ready to go!

09.23.21 Halloween MonsterNow if you are creating a card for a young or older male, I’m sure the young pumpkin girl featured above might not be appreciated. (To change the subject briefly, the first person who e-mails, texts or phones me the percentage and dates of my October discount AND their card order will win the Reflected in Nature Stamp Set).  In that case, the same card can feature a monster of your choice from one of my retired Halloween sets.  Here we see a monster fighting off small bats attached with glue dots while stamped mice march across the oval die-cut.  

09.23.21 Halloween Black CatBut what if you associate scary black cats with Halloween.  Then the cat punch and black glitter paper is for you.  Adding the cat to an oval overrun with black rats can be scary enough.  If desired, google eyes are available to add to the cat.  This Halloween card is of course the fastest as there is no coloring, but it still makes a darling seasonal card.  Note the spider web and added sentiment.

0927.21 Halloween msg abbreviatedThe message layer is identical for all the Halloween cards.  Happy Halloween is stamped in black and punched out with the Washi Label Punch.  A Basic Black Spider Web from the retired Cauldron Framelits Dies embellishes the left corner.  You can die-cut the spider webs on the adhesive paper so there is no need for liquid glue. 

And there you have it – 4 totally different cards for October Stamp Camp!  Please please please let me know what cards you wish to do and what day you want to come or if you wish Cards to Go.  Mark your calendars now for November Stamp Camp – November 4, 5, and 6.  I’m also striving for a poinsettia wreath class in November  with a limited number of crafters.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

FLORAL SQUARES

09.23.21.Happiest btd Coral flowerI absolutely love this cute fun fold! using the Floral Square Dies and the All Squared Away stamp set.  At first glance, this set did not appeal to me, but when I starting seeing what others were creating, I realized this set was an absolute gem!  I chose Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight as my colors to coordinate with Bird Ballad DSP.  This card is so very very easy and fast to make. 

09.23.21 Happiest Btd coral messageWhen the upper flap is lifted up the the lower flat is dropped flat, this is what you see.!  Note the use of a flower that matches the striped DSP used on the outside of the card.  I pulled out long retired Candy Dots from my Stampin’Up archives.  I loved these little metal dots that came in each and every color.  These embellishments fit perfectly in the center of the little flowers and there is a large color selection!

09.23.21 Happiest Btd striped flowerThe key to the ease of this card is the floral square.  There are 4 different squares to choose from – each with a different flower or flowers.  The die cuts out the square, leaves and flower(s) in one step.  There are separate dies to be used for the flower(s) so you simply adhere your colored flower(s) over the original die cut flower.  In this image I used a striped flower to match the DSP and added a Calypso Coral shoestring bow.  In the first imaged I used a retired green plaid bow.

092721 Happiest message short.The message layer for the second sample is identical to the first with the exception of the flower being a solid color – Calypso Coral.  Because of the multitude of colors used in the DSP, most any color could be used for the die-cut flowers. 

Isn’t this a cute and cheerful card?  I’d love to receive it for my birthday!  And speaking of my birthday, I am offering a personal 20% Stampin’Up discount from October 3rd thru the end of October, 2021.  Several of these birthday cards in the cute SU acetate card boxes would make a great Christmas gift.  The acetate boxes hold up to 5 – 5 1/4 X 4 cards plus envelopes.

Don’t forget to let me know which cards you would like to make and which day you plan on coming – and remember your masks.  If you prefer Cards to Go, please be specific as to what you want.

Blessings, Rosemary – (H) 630.759.3089 – (C) 630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

DAISY GARDEN

09.23.21 Daisy Garden YellowDaisy Garden is perfect for the fall months as it lets us use colors that are reminiscent of autumn.  Although we will do more fall cards in November as we prepare for Thanksgiving, I thought it would be nice to add a touch of fall colors for October Stamp Camp.  Daisy Garden as used here appears to be a double time stamping card – however, thanks to the Scan n’Cut, I cheated and precut the center section.  Although any color combination would work, this card features Cinnamon Cider, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple green Stampin; Blends.

09.23.21 Daisy Garden Pale PayayaFor the second sample, the new light and dark Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends are used along with Old Olive and Cinnamon Cider.  I find the easiest way to color is to insert the cut out image in the opening so the colors blend from one piece to the other.  If desired, just one or two daisies could be colored, or just the daisies and no leaves, or just the images in the center section could be colored.  I chose to color the entire image.  Although very hard to see, black metallic thread feelers have been attached to the butterflies with dimensionals or glue dots.  I like the added crafty touch of the feelers on the butterflies.  Wink of Stella has been added judiciously. 

Don’t forget to let me know what cards you wish to do for October Stamp Camp and what day you plan on coming or if you prefer Cards to Go.  As October is my birthday month, a personal 20% Stampin’Up product discount will be offered from October 3rd thru October 31st, 2021.  This is a great time to increase your Stampin’ Blends library and pick up stamps, ink and card stock for the holidays!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Fall Blessings,

Rosemary (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SWEET LITTLE STOCKINGS

imageSweet Little Stockings is the perfect Christmas card for those friends and relatives who have family pets.  The set includes 3 Christmas stocking sizes, the head images of a dog, cat and chipmunk as well as gifts, candy canes, Santa hats and more!  And of course, the dies match the stamps!  What is really exciting is that the dies MATCH THE STOCKINGS on the Sweet Stockings DSP!

This is a great set for years to come!  Who doesn’t need Christmas stockings with matching dies?  The colors of this card are Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Soft Seafoam and a touch of Bumblebee.  Felt trim is added for dimension and texture. 

imageI am a cat person so my second sample features two cats.  This card also reverses the layout of the small and large stockings, and uses an alternate sentiment.  Two dogs could easily be used or 1 animal and 2 stocking of presents or a chipmunk could be used – lots of choices!   Note the stitched rectangles in the corners.  This die set is relatively new and I was excited to use it.  The Jolly Felt comes in the 4 colors used here.  I know felt would be cheaper at a Bix Box store but the colors match the card stock and inks perfectly.  Adding the felt trim and toe/heel die cuts adds so much detail.  The Decorative Dots used also match the colors used in the card.

09.23.21 Santa Paws Message layerThe message layer I originally designed is changed.  I prefer this design of the Sweet Stockings DSP to embellish the card.  the addition of a simple Christmas stocking and candy cane provide just the right touch.  Although there are many messages that can be used for this fun card, I really like the SANTA PAWS is coming to town wording.

Sweet Little Stockings is one of the cards featured at our October Stamp Camp on October 7, 8 and 9.  Times are 10-4 on Thursday 10/7 and Friday 10/8, and 9-4 on Saturday 10/9.  Please let me know just as soon as you can what cards you wish to make and what day you plan on coming.  You can make as many cards as you choose – cost is $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  If Cards to Go works better for you, be specific as to what you want in your kit.  As the holiday season approaches, Cards to Go might work better for your busy schedule, but then you would miss my smiling face and Debbie’s latest tales!  Please bring your mask as Covid is still plaguing us!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Blessings to all,

Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

DRAGONFLY GARDEN

08.23.21 Dragonfly orange openDragonfly Garden features – DRAGONFLIES!  This colorful Z-fold card is perfect for so many occasions and would be a great card for a guy.  The Dandy Garden DSP was one of the DSP patterns on sale in October.  The stamp set features dragonflies, a narrow grouping of wildflowers and several sentiments.  The bundle includes a dragonfly punch which gives you the large and small dragonflies seen here.

08.23.21 Dragonfly orange cardThe closed card image shows the rhinestones embellishing the large and small dragonflies.  The colors used are Calypso Coral, Blackberry Bliss and Bumblebee.  If you look closely, you may spot a ladybug on a leaf.  The deckle-edged card stock is die-cut from a Sizzix set.  The rough edges are the perfect texture for this card.

08.23.21 Dragonfly blackberry openThe second sample features a larger Blackberry Bliss dragonfly on the card front.  Black rhinestones are used as embellishments instead of the clear ones used above.  You can see the ladybug climbing up the card front.  Stampin’ Blends and Stampin’ Write Markers are used for the coloring of the flowers and the dragonflies. 

08.23.21 Dragonfly blackberry closedThe closed view of the card shows how the use of the Blackberry Bliss large dragonfly on the card front highlights different different background colors when compared to the Calypso Coral butterfly used in the close view above.

Mark your calendars now for October Stamp Camp.  We will have a cute Halloween card, some leaves, and the Christmas card will feature Sweet Little Stockings with dogs, cats and chipmunks!  October 7, 8 and 9.

Again, please let me know as soon as you can what day you plan on coming and which cards you would like to make.  And if you will be unable to come and need a kit – or if you will need to leave early and need a partial kit – please let me know now.  Advanced notice makes the preparation of kits handleable.

Blessings,

Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paprrose01@aol.com

BERRY BLESSINGS

08.23.21 Berry card 1August was Ice Cream Stamp Camp.  September will be BLUEBERRY STAMP CAMP!  As we will be serving bowls of blueberries, we MUST have a blueberry card!  The Berry Delightful DSP is the perfect background for the Berry Blessings Stamp Set.  These were items free in the spring Sale-A-Brations brochure.  Debbie unearthed Blueberry Bushel card stock from her stash so we are blueberry-set!  Garden Green, Night of Navy and Blueberry Bushel are the colors used. 

08.23.21 Berry message 1The trim used on the card front and message layers comes from the Scalloped Contours Dies.  The rectangular tag featuring the blueberries and stem also comes from the Scalloped Contours Dies.  The leaves and blueberries have been die cut on the Scan’n Cut.  The leaves are glued flat and the blueberries are elevated slightly with glue dots.  A blue picot bow embellishes the blueberry stem.  Rhinestones in clear or blue add sparkle to the card.  Sentiments available include TO A DEAR FRIEND and A LITTLE NOTE.  The Treasured Tags Pick A Punch are used for the sentiment.  The message layer features not a blueberry – but a raspberry!

So far we’ve seen a dahlia, angels and berries!  What could be next for September Stamp Camp?

Please remember to let me know if you need a kit.  It is much easier if we can prep them as we are cutting paper, embossing, etc.  And don’t forget to let me know what day you will be coming and what cards you want to do.

Blessings,

Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

ANGELS OF PEACE

08.23.21 Amgels of PeaceAngels of Peace is my favorite Christmas set for 2021.  I fell in love with the set the second I saw it in the July-December Mini Catalog.  I pondered over how to present the angel in a simple but elegant fashion.  The end result has her embossed in gold and framed with embossed metallic gold.  The oval dies used are a combination emboss and die cut.  The end result on the gold metallic is very elegant.  The framed angel rests on tufted embossed white cs framed in Night of Navy on a thick white card.  A simple Noel embellishes the lower corner and a gold star shines in the East.

08.23.21 Angels of peace message layerThe message layer is framed in navy and features our second angel – small in stature but a mighty presence.  She wears a garland  of flowers and clutches a bough of holly.  The message is chosen from the Angels of Peace stamp set.  The message and angel are gold embossed to carry thru the elegance of the card. 

This is our September Christmas card.  You may make as many as you wish.  Embossing is fun as you watch the dull gold heat up and pop into life!

Don’t forget to let us know if you will need a kit, how many cards you wish to do, and what day you plan on coming!

Blessings,

Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

DARLING DAHLIA

08.23.21. Darling Dahlia card 1As fall rapidly approaches, the Beauty of the Earth DSP is perfect with the autumn hues and blues that coordinate with our Misty Moonlight Delicate Dahlia. The dahlia stamp set is one of the free items available in the Sale-A-Bration second release thru September 30, 2021.  This particular stamp set is free with a $100 purchase  of Stampin’Up products. The set includes 2 outlined flowers and 2 filler flowers, leaves and several sentiments. The dahlia image uses a 2-step stamping process – the outline is stamped in Night of Navy and the filled in portion is stamped in Misty Moonlight.  However, the filler flower by itself is lovely.

08.23.21 Darling Dahlia message 2

The colors chosen for this card include Cajun Craze, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy.  Did you notice  the bumblebee embellishment on one of the dahlia petals?  A navy rhinestone accents the center of the dahlia and a smaller rhinestone embellishes the sentiment.  Many different sentiments are available as well as different messages for the message layer. 

08.23.21 Darling Dahlia card 2The second sample is very similar to the first.  The bumblebee is adhered to the Beauty of the Earth DSP instead of the flower.  The sentiment is punched with the Lovely Labels Pick-A-Punch alternate punch. The Pick-A-Punch is a clever tool to have on hand – especially for sentiments.  Each Pick-A-Punch features 2 different punches and accommodates 3 different widths – 1/2”, 3/4”, 1”.  The 1/2” sentiment used here is layered on a 3/4” Cajun Craze strip of cs. There are 3 different Pick-A-Punch tools available for a total of 6 different punched ends.

08.23.21 Darling Dahlia message 1The message layer is embellished with a strip of the Beauty of the Earth DSP and a small dahlia blossom.  The outlined dahlia was used above and the filler dahlia was used here.  The message was taken from the Plentiful Plants stamp set.  However, many other messages are available. 

Can you believe September is right around the corner?  The year is flying by.  September Stamp Camp is scheduled for Thursday September 2nd from 10am – 4pm, Friday September 3rd from 10am – 4pm, and Saturday September 4th from 9am – 4pm.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend and will need a kit.  And if you plan to attend, please let me know which cards you wish to make and what day you plan on attending.  At this time, masks are optional but that may change as the Delta variant increases.  I will notify everyone if I decide it is safest for all of us to wear masks. 

Don’t forget to take advantage of Sale-A-Brations as items will become unavailable if they sell out prior to September 30,  Check it out at Sale-A-Bration Second Release.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Rosemary Przybylski – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose0`@aol.com

TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS

In case you are wondering why I keep changing font sizes, I’m trying to adjust the type size to stay within the image area. 

As you know, Stamp Camps from August thru November will feature at least one holiday card.  For August Stamp Camp, we have Tidings of Christmas.

07.27.21 August Christmas CardThis card comes from the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle found on page 89 in the annual catalog.  The Tidings of Christmas DSP used here is 15% off thru July – see it on page 133 of the annual catalog.  I chose a red and green color scheme for this holiday card – actually it’s Real Red, with the new Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent.  The new 3/8” Open Weave Ribbon is wonderful to work with.  Soft Succulent ribbon is used here.  The cute stockings are stamped in Evergreen and Red.  Stampin’Up has “Jolly Felt” that will be available for Purchase in August.  As I am not the most patient crafter, I dug into my archives and found some inexpensive red and white felt which die cut easily.  The bottom portion of the felt stocking was trimmed off and voila – a felt cuff appeared.  A stem of silver metallic berries was added to embellish each stocking. 

A good way to have handmade Christmas cards ready for December mailing is to make 4 Stamp Camp Christmas cards each month.  This technique is used by several of our crafters.

Please let me know which day you plan on attending for August Stamp Camp and which cards you plan on making.  You know my plea – the sooner you can let me know your selected cards, the easier you make my life.

AND REMEMBER – THE SWEET ICE CREAM CARD MEANS STAMP CAMP ICE CREAM – even if you don’t make the ice cream card!  Come and enjoy!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

HYDRANGEA HAVEN

If you’ve ever been in my backyard, you know how much we love hydrangeas.  I’ve never counted, but I’m sure we have at least 10 hydrangea plants.  Perhaps that is why I am so fond of Hydrangea Haven– a two fold card.

07.27.21 Hydrangea Haven Full Card The pastel Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Purple Posy are such soothing colors.  Even combined with Misty Moonlight and Gorgeous Grape, the overall effect is very peaceful. 

07.27.21 Hydrangea openingIf you open the smaller top layer card and pull the top flap down, this image is what you see.  The beautiful Hydrangea Haven set is found on page 109 of the annual catalog and can be purchased as a stamp set and dies for a 10% discount.  Although there are several sentiment choices, I thought “To an incredible woman” was very special.  I’m sure you personally know many incredible women.

07.27.21 Hydrangea totally openWhen you open the “second fold” of the card, you find the message layer.  This card could be even used as a sympathy card – but without the sentiment used on the images above.  If you choose to make your card like mine, I would not encourage making multiples unless you don’t add as many hydrangea florets as shown below. 

07.27.21 Hydrangea flower imageThe background of this flower image was stamped in Misty Moonlight and Highland Heather single and multiple florets.   Upon die cutting, small petals form which are pushed up with tweezers, a toothpick or the Take Your Pick Tool, There is a wonderful die that cuts out 9 florets at once.  This image has approximately 11 vellum and 12 Purple Posy florets that were folded up and adhered into the bottom layer petals. Although this technique appears complicated, once you start, the flower goes together quickly.  In fact, the flower is attractive even without the added florets shown here. 

Isn’t this a lovely card?  And perfect for absolutely any occasion!

Don’t forget to let me know which day you plan on attending and what cards you want to make – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  August Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday August 5 from 10 am – 4 pm, Friday August 6 from 10am – 4 pm, and Saturday August 7 from 9 am – 2:30 pm.  Please note the time on Saturday. 

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com