Mostly Male Stamp Camp

Greeting Stampers!  Let me introduce myself – I am your newly retired Stampin’ Up Demonstrator.  Well, that doesn’t make much sense!  I’m not retired from Stampin’ Up, I’m newly retired from UnitedHealth Care.  I will admit that at 4:58 PM on Friday, May 31st, I became a little misty eyed as it was almost time to turn my office lap top off for the last time!  But the lap top is off, and a new chapter in my life has started!

This coming week, the Mostly Male Stamp Camp is my top priority.  Although our samples are done, there is still some card stock to cut, and embellishments to gather.  So here we go,,,

Black watch 1This is a perfect masculine card.  Parker’s Patterns DSP, Cherry Cobbler, and Not Quite Navy make this the most colorful card we will be doing at this upcoming Stamp Camp.  The “Dapper Dad” Stamp Set has 3 great images: a shoe, a bow tie, and my favorite  – a watch.  Here, the watch is stamped in Non Quite Navy.  The watch face is stamped again in Versa Mark, embossed in Basic Black embossing powder, and punched out with the 1” circle punch.  The watch face is then adhered in a Stampin’ Up Soda Pop Top that was slightly smashed by running it thru the Big shot.  The watch face is then covered with Crystal Effects with a rhinestone is embedded just below the 12.  This is allowed to dry and then securely adhered to the card front..  I also did samples with a red and a silver face:

Red watch 1Silver watch 2










I used the same message for all 3 cards – a message that I think is perfect for a man.  How many times does a man get to really celebrate – be it a birthday, Father’s Day, retirement, or a promotion?  Here’s what I chose:

Finally a day...2

Another card we chose for our Mostly Male Stamp Camp is from the “Zoo Review” Stamp Set. 

Giraffe 1This masculine card has a very interesting background technique, although the picture here does not accurately show the colors Deb used.  The Basic Black card has an overlay of Whisper White which is covered sporadically with Chocolate Chip punched out Curly Labels.   The giraffe image is stamped in Early Espresso on Confetti White cs layered on Basic Black.  Sand is sponged on the bottom and a desert sun is sponged in the upper corner.  Water color pencils are blended with a blender pen to accent the giraffe interesting coat.  Although a birthday message is used, this card could be used for any occasion – Father’s day, a promotion, retirement, or Thinking of You.

Lots of other SU news – The new 2013-1014 Stampin’ Up Catalogs are here and can be picked up at any time, or at the upcoming Mostly Male Stamp Camp.  If you can’t wait, and want to look at the catalog online, here’s the link for the flipbook:

or – for the full PDF:

I have some exciting news about our Mostly Male Stamp Camp.  Although the official date is Friday June 7th from 4 PM – 9 PM and Saturday, June 8th from 9 AM – 4 PM, for those of you who have a conflict with those days/times, you can come anytime Wednesday, June 6th or Thursday, June 7th,  Everyday this week is devoted to stamping, so I can easily accommodate you on Wednesday or Thursday – just give me a call or drop an E-mail.  This stamp camp is a great time to make cards for men!

The cost for this stamp camp is $10 and of course, all supplies are provided.  All you need to bring is YOU!

Check back tomorrow for the other 2 Mostly Male cards!  Blessings, Rosemary – 630.759.3089 or

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