2022 CALENDAR

I had a difficult time narrowing DSP down to 3 to give you a small assortment.  Normally, these are done here and everyone chooses their own DSP.  I chose 3 and I hope one of them is just what you are looking for.

01.10.22 Calendar with goldThe first calendar is Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron and gold.  The DSP is from Expressions in Ink and features gold throughout the design.  I chose to pop up the 2022 so that next year, you can gently pry off the last 2 and replace it with a 3.  Dimensionals are much more forgiving than glue.  I have calendars that are 4 years old and I simply tear off the final month and adhere the new year on top,  I adhered my calendar to the Mint Macaron layer with 6 rows of sticky strip.  I adhered the layered calendar to the calendar front with 6 rows of sticky strip – I guarantee this calendar will NOT fall apart!!“

01.10.22 Calendar with gold backI think a simple message is nice to put on the back of the calendar.  After all, someone will be looking at this work of art for at least a year.  This year, I chose “All days are beautiful that begin with you.”  Isn’t that a wonderful message to see every day.  And because this is the year of the bird, a bird in the appropriate color comes with the Cards to Go. 

If you have crafted these calendar before, you may prefer making yours from scratch.  I think these are a thoughtful gift.  I have a cousin and a girlfriend who rely on their calendars to sit on their kitchen table and remind them what day it is.  A single calendar is available $0.60 – 5 for $2,75 – 10 for $5.50.  These are available every summer from Tailored Expressions.com. 

The best directions are from the Splitcoaststampers tutorials – you can check it out here:  https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/calendareaselcard/.

01.10.22 Calendar Hydrangea HavenThe second calendar I chose is Hydrangea Haven with Misty Moonlight, Highland Heather, and Gorgeous Grape.  This calendar pops with color.  The back side includes card stock with the message shown above and a color appropriate bird.  Once again, I used at least 6 strips of sticky strip to adhere the calendar to the Highland Heather layer, and at least 6 strips to adhere the calendar layer to the card front.  Your Card to Go includes the card stock cut to size and scored, the DSP, die cut numbers and the stamped back layer with color appropriate bird. 

01.10.22 Calendar in corkBut what about the men in your life?  Many men have a desk and a small calendar may be appreciated.  This calendar is done in Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and CORK!  Yes, I said CORK.  This DSP is a thin layer of cork with a thin paper backing.  Because of the lean DSP, an extra layer is added to insure sturdiness.  Cajun Craze is adhered to the Early Espresso card and the thin cork layer is adhered to the Cajun Craze – the result is a very durable and sturdy card.  I chose to keep this calendar stark and masculine.  Embellishments would detract from the cork.  Again, the back includes white card stock with the stamped message and a color appropriate bird.

01.10.22 Magnets on Calendar  If you prefer a calendar for the refrigerator or other metal surface, magnet strips can be attached to the calendar back.  My  refrigerator calendar is 4 years old and every year I adhere the new calendar over the old.  This image shows the calendar backing.  The magnet strips have a backing that when removed, allows the strip to stick to the card stock.  There is no easel, but an extra layer is included as seen above with the cork calendar.  This is done to insure the calendar is sturdy and durable.  If you wish the magnet calendar, simply request that.

So there you have it – January Stamp Camp Cards to Go.  Make sure you let us know if you do not want a message or sentiment stamped for a particular card.  If not mentioned, everything will be stamped as noted.  Once you let us know what you wish for January, we will package everything up and let you know when it can be picked up or when we can drop it off to you.  Prices remain the same as 2021.  Please let me know if you have any questions.!!!!!

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

EXPRESSIONS IN INK

Expressions in InkIsn’t this the most gorgeous designer paper ever?  Of course I like pink and gold so it is a favorite of mine.  The Expressions in Ink paper will be retiring with this catalog and is already indicating low inventory due to its popularity.  Check out the different patterns here:  Expressions in Ink.  To highlight the DSP, Debbie layered it onto Magenta Madness, Basic white and a Magenta Madness card.

 

01,10.22 Exp in InkThe sentiment is wet embossed in gold and is layered onto a die-cut Magenta Madness label, and then onto a gold die-cut Ornate Frames which is popped up with dimensionals.  3 champagne rhinestones add a bit of elegant glimmer.  The message is stamped in Magenta Madness and features a strip of the Expressions in Ink DSP and a small gold bird.  I have declared this the year of the bird and will try my best to include a bird with each card.  I didn’t do a very good job in 2021 with hearts but I will try my best with birds.  This Card to Go comes with all the cardstock pre-cut, sentiment stamped and wet embossed, message stamped, DSP strip and a small gold bird.  If you do not wish to have the sentiment and/or message stamped, you must let us know.

Have you checked out your new Mini Catalog?  If you can’t find your copy, check it out here  January-June Mini Catalog

Our final project will be a 2022 calendar.  My goal had been to offer them for the Christmas Buffet – but that never happened.  I will also have the small calendars available singly if you prefer making your own from scratch.  Check back tomorrow to see what I have planned.

Warm Winter Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SHADED SUMMER

01.10.22 Shaded SummerShaded Summer is another card making me hope for summer!  This crisp Navy and white card features my favorite Tufted embossing folder, I’m sad this embossing folder was retired as it is so very elegant.  I checked the internet and the prices being asked for this folder are absolutely ridiculous!  I’m glad we have one!  The navy layer is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder which leaves a linen finish.  The floral image is stamped in Night of Navy on white and die-cut with the Summer Shadow dies which were in a previous Sale-A-Bration campaign.  The simple birthday sentiment is stamped and layered on navy and die cut with the Tasteful Label Dies. 

01.10.22 Shaded Summer msgAnd of course, we have one of Debbie’s marvelous little multi-loop bows made with retired 1/4” navy ribbon from her private Stampin’Up stash.  The message layer features a simple message and a stamped image from Shaded Summer.  Your Cards-To-Go will include all card stock cut to size and embossed as described, stamped and die-cut images, and a multi-loop bow.

Are you starting to get excited about stamping?  Or have you already started back up after all your Christmas treasures were sent out?  I have to be truthful, I’m just getting back into the swing of things.  I’ve been too comfortable in my recliner snuggled under my red weighted blanket.  But I’m getting there – my fingers are ink-stained again and I have a wound on my right thumb from my crafting scissors!  Two more January projects coming up

Remember to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration – here’s a quick link:Sale-A-Bration Winter 2022

Stay warm winter blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

TIMELESS TROPICS

Welcome to 2022 Paper Rose!  I’m not sure I can even remember how to post a blog as its been so long!  I intensely dislike January and February and its hard for me to get back “in gear.”  I am not fond of snow, ice, dreary days and frigid weather.  In fact, I’m sitting here in a thermal top, turtleneck, and flannel ski pajamas!  But I’m comfortable and that’s important!  As Omicron is ravaging our area, I am choosing to make January Stamp Camp as Cards To Go.  This may happen in February also, but it’s too soon to make that decision.  I’m hoping Omicron will peak very soon and life can return to semi-normal!  I don’t remember what normal is or was!  but we still need our cards as people have birthdays, become ill, need pick-me-ups and pass away.  Our beautiful stamped communications are more important than ever.  So let’s get started!

01.10.22 Timeless TropicsDoesn’t this card make you yearn for warm climates and tropical flowers!  And it’s purple – good by red and green!  This lovely card features the beautiful hibiscus stamped on the FREE Simply Marbelous DSP.  This FREE DSP is on page 10 in the Sale-a-bration brochure.  Check out the Marbelous colors here:  Free Marbelous DSP – or you can go to Paperrose01.stampinup.net and go to Specials – Sale-A-Bration – Shop Products – $50 spend – See Products.  I think this is lovely paper and worthy of a glance..

01.10.22 Timeless Tropics msgThis gorgeous card is done in Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, a touch of Call Me Clover, and of course white.  The sentiment and message also come from Timeless Tropics.  The ribbon and rhinestones are from Debbi’s secret stash!  She designed this card and did a wonderful job!  In your “Cards to Go,” you will receive the card stock cut to size, die cut flowers and leaves, premade bow and rhinestones.  The sentiment and message will be pre-stamped UNLESS WE ARE TOLD TO LEAVE THE STAMPING OFF!  We know you would rather be gathered in my family room/kitchen, but to be safe, it would be better to craft apart. 

Remember to take advantage of Sale-A-Brations  – here is the link – Sale-A-Bration Winter 2022

3 more projects are coming up for January Stamp Camp Cards To Go.

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

FALL FUN!

10.28.21 Fall Fun front

Once again we are using the Seasons of Fun Stamp Set – this time for Thanksgiving!  We have the young boy with his cat and dog frolicking in the leaves that I’m sure an adult had raked carefully into a pile!  This art work is stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The Scan n’Cut pre-cut the dogs for us allowing the dog to be popped up on dimensionals as he leaps into the leaves.  The art work is adhered to an Early Espresso Scalloped Square and adhered with dimensionals onto the Beauty of the Earth DSP.  Now, if you are the first person to notify my what specifically was used to embellish the message from the third Classic Cloche view (the flat view) PLUS your November Stamp Camp card order, you will win a Seasons of Fun Stamp Set.  The Old Olive thankful sentiment does not show up well from the angle this picture was taken.  Originally Early Espresso was used but we felt Old Olive showed up better.  Other sentiments that can be die cut include AUTUMN, GRATEFUL, and BLESSINGS.

10.28.21 Fall Fun messageThe message layer includes a Seasonal Sentiments message.  Scattered leaves are stamped and colored on the message layer and envelope.  It appears the Stampin’ Blends missed a leaf here!.  A slim strip of DSP also embellishes the message layer.

Although this is the final card for November Stamp Camp, I do want you to see the Christmas Wreath that is being offered on November 18th and 20th.  I would like to limit the class size to 4 crafters each day but that number is negotiable.

10.28.21 Christmas Wreath  The 10” wreath is wrapped in Stampin’Up ribbon and has a gold tie for hanging.  Construction is done with 1 1/4” “T-Pins” and Glue Dots.  The bow will be premade and is gathered florist style with wire.  The Scan n’Cut will precut the poinsettia petals and leaves in red and green foil card stock.  The crafter will need to emboss the poinsettia petals and leaves.  I prefer the appearance of the die-cut gold branches versus the ones cut by the Scan n’Cut which are very flat.  Each crafter will receive the wreath, 10 yards of green ribbon, 10 yards of gold twine, all necessary T-pins, and the poinsettia, leaves, and branch foil card stock.  The cost is $20.  If you are interested in this project, please let me know, and of course, which day works better into your schedule.  I would guesstimate 3-4 hours as there is only one set of dies for embossing the leaves and petals.  Debbi and I have an idea in mind for 2022 – a snowflake wreath!

Hope to see you at November Stamp Camp!  Rosemary – (C)630.965.1965 – (H)630.759.3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

AUTUMN LEAVES

10.28.21 Autumn Leaves frontBeauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper offers several beautiful patterns.  This watercolor motif featuring Merry Merlot, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Bumblebee, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Cinnamon Cider is one of my favorites and I jumped at the chance to offer a Merry Merlot card.  However, I realize it is not a pattern everyone will like – and that’s perfectly fine as we all have different tastes.  The Seasonal Swirl Dies used here offer several wreath choices – Halloween, Autumn and Christmas.  We may see the Christmas Wreath at the December Christmas Buffet.  Two Early Espresso autumn wreaths are adhered for this card and die cut leaves are adhered with glue dots.  A small shoestring Baker’s Twine bow is adhered to the top of the wreath.  Several colors of Baker’s Twine are available.  Although GRATEFUL is the sentiment shown, other sentiments could be used.  The Banners Pick A Punch was used to form the banner shaped sentiment and Merry Merlot layer.  This card may look labor intensive, but it’s really not and the crafter can limit how many leaves are used.

10.28.21 Autumn Leaves messageThe message is stamped in Merry Merlot with verbiage from both Day of Thanks and Sparkle of the Season Stamp Sets.  The message layer and envelope are both embellished with a small stem of leaves stamped in Merry Merlot. 

If you are looking for an autumn birthday card – a simple change in sentiment and message would do the trick.

One November Stamp Camp card left.

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

CLASSIC CLOCHE

Our Christmas cards start with Christmas in July, continue thru November with one Christmas card at each stamp camp, and this year will finalize with a Christmas Card Buffet on December 2, 3 and 4.  A Christmas Card Buffet is simple, you come and choose to put on your “plate” those cards you wish to do.  Each item will be priced individually and you can choose to add one to your plate, or two, or three, or none.  This is totally up to you.  The goal is to have a buffet line of 10 different entrees.  Please realize this is my goal! I will guarantee there will be a variety, colors will not be limited to red and green, and at least one pyramid card will be included.

For our November Stamp Camp, the Classic Cloche is being offered.

10.28.21 Classic Cloche Church front

All three of the Classic Cloche views are done with Garden Green, Evening Evergreen, and Peaceful Prints DSP.  This view also features the cloche dome which slides very easily into the die-cut opening and has taped adhesive already in place.  This may look difficult, but believe me, it is a piece of cake.  A sentiment from the Classic Cloche stamp set is stamped in Evening Evergreen and uses the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch as does the Evening Evergreen layer.  Two additional trees are layered on the front above the sentiment.

10.28.21 Classic Cloche Church closeup

This close-up view of the church shows the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter adhered to the rooftops and ground.  Ice Stampin’ Glitter was added before the dome was adhered turning this into a shaker card.  It’s cute and very easy!  There are even pre-colored scenes if you don’t wish to color your own.  These cards will not fit into a standard envelope.  I will have 5 X 7 padded envelopes available for 50 cents each to ease your mailing options.

10.28.21 Classic Cloche Church message

Each of the 3 card samples features the same message but different embellishments.

10.28.21 Classic Cloche Birds front

The Classic Cloche Stamp Set and matching Cloche Dies also has a bird option.  The birds inside the cloche are stacked 2-3 high for depth.  I chose not to use dimensionals as the sequins would stick.  Although not featuring glitter, Snowflake Sequins are added turning this card also into a shaker card.

10.28.21 Classic Cloche Birds message

The message layer shown on the bird sample is embellished with a single and 4 die cut trees.

10.28.21 Classic Cloche Church flat front

The final sample of the Classic Cloche card samples is a flat view with no cloche added

10.28.21 Classic Cloche Church flat closeupThis close-up view of the flat sample indicates bumpy snow – perhaps the snow blower had just been by.  I’m not sure how the glitter will fare through the mail although it appears to be very sturdily glued on.  Tombo Aqua Mono Liquid Glue was used as the adhesive for the glitter and allowed to dry.  A tiny shoestring bow of silver and white Baker’s Twine was added to the top of the cloche image.

10.28.21 Classic Cloche Church Flat message

The embellishment featured on this final sample is simply a row of punched Evening Evergreen trees using the Evergreen Border Punch!  The message and envelope stamps come from the Snow Wonder Stamp Set.

As you choose your cards for November Stamp Camp, please understand that this is really an easy card to create – it simply looks difficult.  In addition, Debbi and I are available if a challenge arises.

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

PRETTY PUMPKINS

10.28.21 Pretty Pumpkins front

I absolutely love this card.  It is so “autumny” if there is such a word!  The Pumpkin Pie and white with touches of Old Olive seem perfect as Thanksgiving approaches.  Of course you could stamp “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” instead of the thankful sentiment I used.  However, why couldn’t the thankful sentiment be used for a birthday? 

The Scalloped Contours Dies work perfectly for this card giving such a soft rounded grace that matches the round pumpkins   AND, the Stamp n’Cut happily cut out all the pumpkins and vines for us!

10.28.21mPretty Pumpkins messageThe message layer literally pops out with HAPPYY THANKSGIVING. This is a Sizzix Thinlits 3-D Drop In Die.  I made the mistake of not ordering the stamp set also.  How was I supposed to stamp the HAPPY THANKSGIVING with no stamp?  But like many situations we encounter in life, I developed a work-around.  Ask me at November Stamp Camp and I will be happy to share what I did!

November Stamp Camp is right around the corner.  November 4th from 10am – 4pm, November 5th from 10am – 4pm, and November 6th from 9am – 4pm.  The cost remains the same – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  We will have some kind of pumpkin treat to keep us going with full energy.  As always, please let me know as soon as possible which day you prefer to come, which cards you choose to do, if you are under any constraints and will need additional help, or if you need CARDS TO GO (the take-out alternative).  You can notify me by cell phone, text, home phone or e-mail.

Looking Forward to Seeing You!!!  Rosemary (C)630.965.1965 – (H)630.859.3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

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