GILDED BLOSSOMS

Gilding is a new technique for me.  I’ve learned quite a bit working with the gold leaf and I will continue to learn.  One item I read recently suggested wearing cotton gloves.  So if you have an old pair of cotton gloves, please bring them along.  The gold leafing is VERY lightweight and likes to fly.  I would suggest no long sleeves, or rolled up sleeves, and not wearing your Sunday Go-To-Meeting garb!  This card will not be available for those of you who prefer to have kits.

03.30.21 Gilded Blossoms #1Forever Blossoms is the lovely stamp set that gives us this graceful stem of blossoms.  Beauty Abounds provides the butterfly and the sentiment.  The process is actually quite simple.  You prepare the Blackberry Bliss cs by rubbing the powdery Embossing Buddy over it to keep stray bits of ink from sticking.  You stamp the images (set up on the Stamparatus) with VersaMark – you may want to stamp twice. 

03.30.21 Gilded Glossoms #2Heat and Stick Powder is sprinkled over the VersaMark with excess removed.  The Heat and Stick Powder is heated with the Hot Gun until it becomes shiny.  The card is then pressed face down in a container of Gilding Foil.  The back of the card is rubbed to insure gilding foil is adhering to the sticky powder.  Excess foil is then gently removed into the container.  Then you will use your finger to rub, rub rub gently over the gilded images to remove all the excess.  Its exciting to see the shape take place.  You can add foil to any area that is sticky.  A sponge is used to GENTLY remove additional foil until the images meet your satisfaction.  I’m interested in seeing if the cotton gloves help as the cotton would be a bit coarser than the finger.  Finally, you reheat the images with the heat gun to set the process.

03.30.21 Gilded Blossoms msgWouldn’t the gilding technique make a beautiful Christmas tree?

The message layer is simply embellished with 3 Blackberry Bliss butterflies from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.

Gilded Blossoms is our final creation for April Stamp Camp. As a reminder, this card is not available for kits.  Please, please, please let me know as soon as possible which cards you wish to do and what day you would like to come.  You have no idea how much easier it is for me to have this information earlier versus last minute.

Don’t forget to check out the retiring items, many of which have been discounted. Go to my SU store and press on specials Rosemary’s Stampin’Up Store. The new catalog is being sent out on May 4th.  If you have received a catalog in the past, I will have ordered one for you.

April Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose91@aol.com 

HEY CHICK

03.30.21 Hey Chick dVThis is such a fun card!  The Hey Chick stamp set was a Sale-a-Bration set in 2020.  I got the set and never did anything with it!  I will be giving the stamp set away after April Stamp Camp so if you would like it, please let me know.  The dies became available for purchase this year and what cute dies they are!  You see the stump, corn stalks, ears of corn, a sign and there is also a ranch house I chose not to use.  You can color the chicks in the Stampin Blends of your choosing.  The new Blending Brushes are used to create a sun and add color to the sky.

03.30.21 Hey Chick not favClouds are added to the second sample as I discovered when you spill a drop of Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue on card stock colored with Stampin Blends, the color disappears.  So, the clouds covered my oops!  They will be available for your use.  I love the little ears of corn and the corn stalks.  And you can cut all 4 ears of corn with one run through the Big Shot.  The “have a happy day!” sentiment on the sign will be pre-stamped for you. The sign and wood stump are die cut from retired wood patterned paper.

03.30.21 Hey Chick not fav msgYou can be quite creative on your message layer.  You can have corn scattered on the ground, add extra eggs, or whatever you choose.  The message layer can become a second piece of art work! 

Such fun!  One card left to post!  It is a new technique and will not be available for kits.  The final card is a hands-on card.  Please don’t dress in your Sunday Go-To-Church clothes and please don’t wear long sleeves.  Are you wondering what this card could be possibly be?  I will post it in the morning so check back then.

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

A Touch of Red

03.30.21 Red with bowA Touch of Red is a fun-fold card.  The thick white card is actually 9 3/4 X 4 1/4 and is scored at 5 1/2.  The Designer Paper is from the True Love series we used for Valentine’s Day.  A single daisy has been colored with Real Red Stampin Blends and a red rhinestone placed in the center.  The second layer of the card is black, and the top layer is white or DSP.  This is a great layout for 4×4 pieces of DSP.  The sentiment is stamped in the bottom area and a red and white bow adds texture.

03.30.21 Red no bowThe second sample is slightly different.  Here we see a large and very small daisy colored red and 2 red rhinestones used.  The attached leaf is colored Call Me clover.  You can choose whatever you choose to color.  The theme of the card is using just a touch of red.   The sentiment on the second sample is larger and no ribbon is used.  This is a cute, quick card and can be used for most occasions. 

Don’t forget to let me know what cards you wish to do and which day you are coming.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3.00 for each additional card.

Stay tuned for some barnyard chickens!

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

SEASHELLS

Hi crafters!  It’s time for some paper crafting.  We are creating a fun fold, 2 different techniques and some farmyard chickens! 

03.30.21. Seashells embossedSeashells is the easiest card ever!  You start with a 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 piece of Seaside Spray card stock.  With a sponge, you apply a very thin coat of White Frost Shimmer paint,  While it is drying, you can stamp your sentiment and message.  Once dry, you simply run the frosted pearlescent sheet thru the Big Shot in the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and adhere it to your card base!  Voila – you have a BEAUTIFUL card.  Simply die cut your sentiment, adhere to the card with Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon, add 3 pearls and you are DONE!  An elegant card that is also so very simple!

03.30.21 Seashells colored mesThe message layer can be stamped however you wish.  The message used here is from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set.  With the bundle, came some beautiful sticker sheets in the colors used here.  The seagrass shown was hand cut from another view.  The message layer can be done several different ways and YOU are the artist!

03.30.21 Seashells cutoutPerhaps you would prefer a card that highlights the sea world with all the lovely fronds and grasses. If so, you simple take your pearlescent Rosemary’s StampinUp Store one single piece and is easily adhered to the card front.  The sentiment is again adhered with Seaside Spray ribbon and 3 pearls colored with Stampin Blends are added to the picture!

03.30.21. Seashells coloredBut perhaps you would like a card with more color.  Although more time consuming that the previous seashell cards, 3 colored seashells are added to this card front.  A few embossed seashell fronts have been run in Blushing Bride, So Saffron, and Soft Sea Foam.  These are available for you to cut out shells with your snips, as well as fronds and grasses to use on your message layer. The shells are adhered to the card front, the sentiment is adhered as shown in the previous cards, and 3 pearls are added.  3 different cards that all start the same way!  A new technique is learned! 

April Stamp Camp is right around the corner!  April 8th from 10am – 4pm, April 9th from 10am – 4pm, and April 10th from 9am – 4pm.  I would like to keep our maximum attendees to 4 for one more month!  By May, I’m hoping many of us will be fully vaccinated and we can craft in a more relaxed setting.  I know a couple of you have received both vaccines.  I have my second one on April 6th so I am hoping I don’t have a reaction and will be fit as a fiddle by Thursday April 8th! 

The retiring list for the current catalog is out and can be reached by pressing Rosemary’s StampinUp Store.  Then press SPECIALS and ASK ME FOR DETAILS, and you will be taken to the retiring items.  Many items are discounted.  The bundles that are not marked retiring will no longer be sold as bundles with the 10% savings.  Sadly, the White Frost Shimmer Paint is on the Retired List.  This is what we use on the cards shown above.  I checked 5 minutes ago and it was not sold out and selling for $8.  Amazon is selling the same product for $12.05.  If you want a bottle or 2, let me know and I will include it in my next order IF it is still available.

Please let me know which cards you wish to do, and what day you plan on coming.  Right now there are 2 openings on Thursday and Friday/Saturday are fully open.  But masks and hand sanitizers please.

Looking forward to seeing you!  Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com  

  

ART GALLERY

02.19.21 Art Gallery cards

Art Gallery was one of my favorite sets in the January – June Mini Catalog.  In fact, it is featured on the cover of the catalog.  I love the bright colors and the random flow of the Fine Art Floral DSP.  Poppy Parade is one of the colors featured in the DSP and I chose that color for our card base.  A strip of DSP is adhered to a slightly larger piece of Blackberry Bliss.  The two-step-stamping flower is stamped first in Poppy Parade, and then in Rococo Rose that is first stamped off.  I wanted a bit more light pink to show thru so I added some strokes of Light Rococo Stampin’ Blends.  Merry Merlot provides nice contrast for the stamen. Mossy Meadow is the color for the stem and the Floral Gallery dies crisply cut out both pieces. A light Rococo Rose tinge is brushed on to surround the popped-up flower and leaf.   Die-cut “happy” reflects the feeling of the card. 

02.19.21 Art Gallery message angledThe Floral Gallery Dies include the cute “just want to say” shown on this message layer.  I adhered them at a casual angle on this sample and also did a straight version.  The stamp set includes several occasions that go with “just want to say”.  I chose Happy Birthday for this sample and “I’m thinking of you” for the second sample.  Other messages include Congratulations, You Are Lovely, Best Wishes, I Miss You, and more.

And there we have it – you’ve seen all the offerings for March Stamp which will be held at my home on March 4th from 10am – 4pm, March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and March 6th from 9am – 4pm.  If you prefer a kit, please let me know as soon as possible as the kits take more time.  As March is still limited to 4 crafters per day, please let me know your preferred day. And of course, we will be following Covid-19 guidelines with masks and cleaning supplies before passing them to another crafter.  I’m excited to see you!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)639.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

DARLING DONKEYS

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys birthdayWhen discussing the free items  offered with Sale-A-Brations this year, someone said to me “What could you use donkey stamps for?”  I’ve seen lots of ideas and decided to offer 2 cards for March Stamp Camp featuring Darling Donkeys – one of the free Sale-a-Bration items offered with a $50 purchase (before shipping and tax).  This card also features the Oh So Ombre DSP which is another free offering.  We used the Brother Scan’nCut to cut out our donkeys and the word “Happy”.  This birthday version of the card is embellished with a balloon floating off a donkey’s tail while the other donkey offers a rose between his teeth.

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys St Pats cardThe green St. Patrick’s Day version is very similar but features a shamrock floating of the donkey’s tail while the other donkey offers a shamrock between his teeth.  Two cards that are very similar yet different.  Stampin’ Blends are used to color the donkeys.  The new blending brush is used to give a blue sky background.  These new brushes are much easier to use than traditional sponges as they are much softer. 

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys SP messagePlease ignore the mysterious blue shadow.  The sentiment layer for our St. Patrick’s Day card says it all and has another donkey kicking its heels in celebration. Note the tiny green bow embellishing the donkey’s neck.  02.19.21 Darling Donkeys birthday message

The birthday version simply uses a different message with the same donkey celebrating the occasion. 

We’ve used 2 more items from the Sale-A-Bration offerings – the Darling Donkeys and the Oh So Ombre DSP.  Remember – Sale-a-Brations ends February 28th as does my 20% discount.

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

CURVY WISHES

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Easter cardFor March Stamp Camp, we have both Easter and Spring creativity at work.  The Curvy Wishes cards feature the beautiful DSP from the Sale-a-Brations offerings.  This card uses the Paper Blooms DSP which is free with a $50 purchase.  Seaside Spray and Night of Navy match the DSP perfectly.  The Easter sentiment used is part of the Springtime Joy stamp set.

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Spring cardThe second card features the Flower and Field DSP found on pg. 10 of the small Sale-a-Bration booklet.  Like the top card, this DSP is free with a $50 purchase.  Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green are the background colors we chose.  The springtime sentiment is from an ancient set that I hold on to because of the sentiment stamps. 

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Easter messageIgnore the blue shadow on this curvy message layer.  A simple message of Easter celebration is embellished with a small blue glimmer cross.  The die for the cross was MIA for a few days but when I cleaned off my desk, it reappeared!

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Spring messageAgain, please ignore the blue shadow.  Not sure where it came from.  A spring message and a butterfly are perfect for the springtime card. 

As a reminder, March Stamp Camp will be held in my home following the Covid-19 guidelines.  We will continue to limit attendance to 4 per day for March and request masks as well as social distancing.  If you prefer to craft at home, please let me know as soon as possible that you prefer a kit.

Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th as does my 20% discount.  This is a great time to stock up on paper and Stampin’ Blends.  If you order 6 sets of the blends, the total cost to you would be $55.33 which includes shipping, tax, and the 20% discount.  And you would be able to choose one of the cute DSP paper sets shown here or maybe the Darling Donkeys stamp set featured in the next Blog Post.  Something to think about.

Looking forward to seeing you in March – March 4th from 10am – 4pm, March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and March 6th from 9am – 4pm.  Remember to let me know if you are coming or would prefer a kit, and which cards you choose to do.

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

 

 

SPRINGTIME JOY

02.19.21 Springtime Joy cardSpringtime Joy was at the top of my Wish List when I received my January – June 2021 Mini Catalog.  We decided to feature the images on a Z-card. These sweet animals are perfect with a touch of color and springy gingham DSP (designer series paper).  Small pearls embellish the flower crowns the little lamb and bunny are wearing, and a small bow is the perfect topper for the sweet lamb.

02.19.21 Springtime Joy openWhen the card is open, the message appears as well as a panel of embossed Calypso Coral.  The stamp set features both Easter and spring sentiments as well as 2 flowers and a cute Easter basket.

I’m happy to let you know that March Stamp Camp will once again take place in my home.  The Covid-19 infection rate has dropped tremendously.  We will still need to wear masks, keep our hands super clean and wipe down tools before they are used by others.  For eating, the options are to sit in your car with the heat on, or limit eating to occasional bites and chewing with your mask in place.  Sadly, Norb and I have been unable to find vaccinations and we are still super careful. 

March Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday March 4th from 10am – 4pm, Friday March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and Saturday from 9 am – 4pm.  The cost is the same as last year – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each card over 4.  We have cards for spring, Easter, and even St. Patrick’s Day!  Lots of creative fun and relaxation.  The Blog Posts will all be up on February 20th.  Please let me know shortly after that if you will be coming and which cards you wish to do.  If you are concerned about being with others and would prefer doing your cards in your home, please please please let me know early so I can prepare your kit.  

Don’t forget about the 20% discount and Sale-a-Brations special.  Both end on February 28th.

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

BE MY VALENTINE

01.17.21 traditional card frontThe final valentine card sample for our February Stamp Camp Therapy Kit is a traditional valentine in Real Red, Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose.  The red background is deeply embossed with hearts.  Two punched scalloped hearts with gold metallic accents embellish the punched Rococo Rose braid.  The third heart is punched from retired pink glimmer paper.  The sentiment is stamped in red on Blushing Bride cs and popped up with dimensionals.

01.18.21 traditional message layer

Additional punched pink glimmer hearts adorn the card front and message layer.  The message layer is left for you to add your own words. 

Prices for the card kits remain the same as 2020 – $3.50  each for any 4 cards and $3.00 for each card thereafter.  I anticipate kits will be ready by January 27th which will allow adequate time for crafting and mailing. 

Don’t forget to check out Sale-a-Brations.  Log onto my Stampin’Up Website at paperrose01.stampinup.net  and take advantage of these free offerings. 

I’m looking forward to future stamp camps where we can create, laugh and appreciate friendship.  In the meantime, wear your mask, wash your hands, pray and enjoy creating from our Stamp Camp Therapy Kit. 

Please let me know as soon as you can which cards you would like to make.  Feel free to text me at 630.965.1965.

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

RETRO VALENTINE

01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine card frontThis print seems so large but what I was using was too small.  I’m using my new laptop so it’s trial and error time.

I call this valentine “Retro Girl.”  She is copied from the Graphic Fairy Website that I subscribe to.  The Scan’nCut did the cutting for us and a 2-layer glimmer heart is her flower.  Tiny pink pearls festoon her skirt and hair bow.  Wink of Stella adds glimmer and the retired Falling Hearts embossing folder gives us texture and dimension. 

01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine message layerThe message layer features a pink glimmer heart and a stamped white heart that can be layered on the Rococo Rose punched heart.  The messages for the cards you have seen thus far can be interchanged as you wish.  I miss not having you here so you can choose and stamp the messages yourself.

One card left – stay tuned!

Healthy Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965