Christmas Reindeer

06.16.18 Xmas Greens GoldA bit of forest with a gold reindeer and a small poinsettia – perfect for Christmas.  The top layer of our red and green card has been embossed with the linear folder of the Petal Pair embossing folder set.  White Baker’s twine wraps around the card and a simple shoestring bow is tied around the twine and thru the sentiment.  The die for the sentiment comes from the Sweet Cake framelits.  The assorted forest branches are die cut in shades of green using the Pretty Pines Thinlits and a set of Tim Holtz dies I acquired several years ago.  The connecting point of the branches is hidden with a small Cherry Cobbler poinsettia cut from a retired Embellished Ornaments die.  The blossoms on the poinsettia are punched in gold glimmer paper but could also be done with colored rhinestones. Finally, tucked under the forest branches, we see a simple gold reindeer.

06.16.18 Xmas Greens SilverThe silver version of this card features rhinestones and a silver reindeer.  This card can also be done with additional forest branches and no reindeer.  Wink of Stella is used on the poinsettia and can be used on all or some of the forest branches. 

I hope to hear from you regarding your availability to attend the Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack.  I am truly pleased that my sweet husband and daughter pushed me to make this happen. 

Remember, monthly stamp camp starts in August – August 2, 3 and 4.  We will be featuring the end of summer. 

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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Dove of Peace

06.16.18 Dove of Peace navyMy theme for Christmas in July seems to unintentionally be based around peace – something I’m sure we all wish there was more of in our world.  This navy, white, silver and gold card is certainly peaceful.  Our dove is from the new Serene Garden stamp set found on page 166 in the new catalog.  The Garden Scene Framelits provide the die for the dove.  We will be seeing more of this set in the future.  The background DSP is from the gorgeous springtime foil DSP available during Sale-A-Brations.  This DSP features leaves in both silver and gold.  The dove is popped up on dimensionals on a silver background framed in navy and clutches a Garden Green “olive branch”. 

06.16.18 Dove of Peace Smoky SlateThe die for “peace” is retired and several years old. Somehow we continue to use it every year.  In the first sample, peace has been “glittered” with Wink of Stella as has the “olive branch.”  In this second sample, the dove was stamped in Smoky Slate instead of navy and “peace” remains the un-glittered cs.

This is an easy but elegant card.  The cut-out work will be done for you – your job will be to simply put the pieces together. 

As a reminder, the Christmas in July Stamp-A-Stack will be held on Thursday, July 19 from 11 am to 7 pm, and on Saturday, July 21 from 9 am to 4 pm.  The cost, which includes your very own Wink of Stella to take home, is $14 for 4 cards, $21 for 8 cards, $30 for 12 cards,  and $38 for 16 cards.  I am asking for attendance acknowledgements now as I have out-of-town company in early July so I am doing the majority of my prep work now.  I have 54 poinsettias stamped and cu,t and need to know how many more we will need – 10?  20?  30? 

One additional Christmas card remains – Christmas reindeer.  It will be posted shortly.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Musical Christmas

06.16.18 Poinsettia 1Musical Christmas was an interesting card to create.  It reminds me of both the visual and audio beauty of the Christmas season. 

During the 2017 holiday season, I purchased several packages of the Stampin’Up Merry Music Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Sadly, we never used it so I resurrected this DSP for our 2018 holiday season.  The top Cherry Cobbler layer has been embossed with the retired Holly Embossing Folder.  An oval is die cut and the DSP is adhered behind the oval opening.  Actually, we die cut the oval and THEN emboss this layer.  This top layer is adhered to Whisper White CS and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

06.16.18 Poinsettia 2, 3The2-layered poinsettia is stamped from the retired Joyful Christmas Stamp Set and cut out with my Stamp’n’Cut. The poinsettias are then colored with the light and dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  The poinsettias are in shades of red but change hue when colored.  This gives a nice contrast to the Cherry Cobbler Card.  Wink of Stella is used on the poinsettias – some heavily, some lightly.  Some of the Garden Green leaves are colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and som06.16.18 Poinsettia 4, 5e are colored with Wink of Stella.

As you can see, each card is slightly different as the music score ends up on different lines.  Also, each poinsettia is different – both in the coloring and in the center bloom. You have the option of using a bloom of clear or colored rhinestones, or one or more of the rhinestone embellishments shown here.   If sending this beautiful card in the mail, remember to add a layer of cs over the bloom embellishment. You don’t want the rhinestone embellishment tearing through the envelope.

We have now seen 2 of the 4 Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack samples.  Have you checked your calendar for to see if you are free to come on July 19 or 21?  Stay tune for Dove of Peace.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

CHRISTMAS IN JULY – Christmas Joy

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and there will be Christmas in July for the Paperrose01 Crafters!  I know I expressed my hesitation about pulling together this large Christmas project but with the prodding of my sweet husband and daughter, it will happen! 06.116.18 Christmas Joy Caucasion

As the Stampin’Up Occasions Catalogue with all the new Christmas stamps does not come out until later this summer, I have raided my retired file!  It has been several years since we’ve seen Greeting Card Kids.  I decided we would use this darling stamp for our Christmas in July.  Her coat is trimmed in Cherry Cobbler and sparkles with Wink of Stella. Several shades of the Stampin’ Blends can be used to color the wagon and the tree sparkles in Old Olive.  Our little gal is stamped on a stitched square and framed in black with a Cherry Cobbler scallop square.  The card background is whisper white embossed with the wonderful 3D Dynamic Pinewood Planks embossing folder. 

06.16.18 Christmas Joy AAThe Stampin’ Blends are perfect for coloring images such as Greeting Card Kids.  The bronze marker easily changes skin color as does the ivory.  My samples are very similar but I varied the light and dark Cherry Cobbler blends as well as what glittered with Wink of Stella.  The Christmas Joy (retired) sentiment is shadowed in black in this image.  You, of course, can choose your own colors.  The only constant is the card stock which will be pre-cut for you. 

So…you may be asking when Christmas in July will take place and how much will it cost? 

Christmas in July will take place on July 19 from 11 am to 7 pm – and on July 21 from 9 am to 4 pm.  The cost will depend on how many cards you choose to do.  The cost will include your very own new Wink of Stella for you to take home.  Of course all your adhesive, embellishments and other supplies and tools are provided. We will be using a lot of Wink of Stella. Check back tomorrow for another of the 4 cards.

The charge is as follows:

4 cards – $14

8 cards – $21

12 cards – $30

16 cards – $38

I am prepping as much in advance as I can. In fact, all the branches for the Dove of Peace card are done!  I would appreciate a firm commitment if you plan on coming as I don’t want to over prepare.  We have out of town company coming for a week in early July, so I have to complete as much as I can now.  It would be very helpful if you can let me know which day you might come and how many cards you choose to do.  I will not be able to provide any kits for Christmas in July.  However, if your time frame does not work, I will work with you to come up with a time that works for you to complete your cards.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

DAPPER DAY

Daughter Debbie makes cards with a Stampin’ Up demonstrator in Hampshire, IL.  She showed me a cute card she made and I thought, this could be made into a simple masculine card.  And so, Dapper Day was created.

WP_20180517_12_46_19_Pro 1The measurements of this fun fold card are a teensy bit different.  We start with 7 1/2 X 5 1/2 Tranquil Tide and score at 4 1/4.  A piece of True Gentleman DSP cut to 5 1/4 X 3 is adhered to the card front.  The band that wraps from front to back is 5 1/2 X 1 1/2 Tranquil Tide and is scored at 1”.  The un-scored end is punched with the banner triple punch to give the sharp banner end.  The 1” scored end is adhered to the back side of the card.  The Very Vanilla sentiment from the Truly Tailored set is stamped in Night of Navy and die cut with the 2 3/8 circle framelit.  This circle is layered on to a 2 1/2 Night of Navy scallop circle and adhered to the Tranquil Tide band.  Finally, a True Gentleman button is “sewed” to the sentiment circle with linen or metallic thread.

WP_20180521_15_37_10_Pro 1True Gentleman DSP has some very nice patterns so you can have your choice of 3.  The sample has a print of lines.  The second sample to the right has a diamond pattern.  The sample below has a plaid pattern.  You can choose any of the 3 as long as the designer paper lasts.  The Tranquil Tide card base remains the same for all 3 patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

WP_20180521_15_33_35_Pro 1As noted above, the third card sample features the plaid True Gentleman designer paper.

So you have now seen all 4 manly creations for June Stamp Camp which will be held Thursday May 31 from 1 – 7 pm, Friday June 1 from 2 – 7 pm, and Saturday June 2 from 9 am – 4 pm.  I am waiting for the new catalogs to arrive so you can pick yours up (free) at the June Stamp Camp.  I know many SU demonstrators charge for the catalogs but I am choose not to. 

This is the last regular stamp camp until August 2, 3 and 4.  We are currently scheduled for Christmas in July on July 19 and July 21.  This is tentative and I will keep you posted. I will also keep you posted on any specials/sales Stampin’Up might have.  The winter Occasions Catalog will be coming out this summer.  I’m excited to see what our holiday choices will be.

Wishing you a great summer!

Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

CELEBRATE IN STYLE

WP_20180517_12_51_22_Pro 1This masculine card is one of my favorites.  It is actually quite simple, using 2 patterns of DSP – True Gentleman and Wood Textures – and the Tailored Tag Punch.  5 tags of each pattern are adhered diagonally on Night of Navy cs to make this eye-catching design.  The completed layer is adhered to an Early Espresso card. The sentiment  from the Truly Tailored Stamp Set is stamped in Navy on Tip Top Taupe (retired) and adhered with dimensionals over one of the punches.  Two True Gentleman buttons are “sewed” on with linen thread.

WP_20180517_15_20_40_Pro 1The second sample card uses a “rougher” looking  Wood Texture pattern.  A linen thread bow is tied on to the lower button. 

You’ve seen 3 of our 4 masculine cards.  The last card – Dapper Day – will be posted tomorrow – Monday May 21st.  I want to do a sample with a different DSP pattern so that folks can have a choice. 

As a reminder, June Stamp Camp is Thursday May 31 from 1 – 7 pm, Friday June 1 from 2 – 7 pm, and Saturday June 2 from 9 am – 4 pm.  It is helpful if you can let me know which day you might be coming.  Check back tomorrow for Dapper Day.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

TRULY TAILORED in PLAID

WP_20180517_12_49_40_Pro 1This is one of those cards that really holds your interest as you take in all the parts and pieces.  Crushed Curry is added to the Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide color scheme.  Two patterns of the True Gentleman DSP are used.  The navy corduroy ribbon adds texture.  Two of the True Gentleman buttons are used with a linen thread bow tied to the larger button.  The bow is, of course, optional. The idea for this masculine card was cased from SU Demonstrator Mary Deatherage.  I did make 3 changes.  First, I put the plaid on the top, I cut the diagonal at an angle that matched the print on the bottom piece of DSP, and I added a second button.  This is not a difficult card and one you can complete at home once your sentiment is stamped and punched.  I love the Tailored Tag Punch.  It’s classy with clean lines.  Word has it we may see more use of this punch in the upcoming catalog.

The retired list is available for your perusal at Retiring Products   This is a good time to pick up some of your favorites at a discount.

Two more masculine creations coming.  Check back soon!

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrise01@aol.com