The Tree

I’ve entitled the second card for our June Stamp Camp, simply The Tree.  The actual set is entitled “Look Up to Father.”  I feel this stately image speaks for itself.

Tree birthday 1This birthday card was designed for a male, and has lots of texture and detail.  Mossy Meadow, one of the 2014 – 2016 In Colors was used for the card base.  Baked Brown Sugar cs became our tree trunk with Soft Suede ink applied to the Woodgrain Embossing Folder .  Texture was added to the Very Vanilla CS beneath the tree layer. with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Paper piercing was added to the 4 corners of the tree layer and the center was cut out with one of the Starburst Framelits and sponged in Soft Suede.  The tree was stamped in Mossy Meadow and rests on cs below the starburst circle.  As a finishing touch, the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch was used on Mossy Meadow, and Linen Thread was added in an “X” formation.  Note how stately the tree appears on the envelope below the card.  The greeting that comes with the stamp set is shown below. 

Happy Fathers Day 1This greeting is perfect for Father’s Day, a birthday, or any occasion for a respected Dad or Stepdad.  Sadly, this stamp set will no longer be available after June 1st which is when the Celebrate the Everyday mini catalogue ends.




Tree inside 1

I thought it would be interesting to carry the paper piercing onto the message sheet.  You can barely see the triangular piercing in the corners which matches the card front.  A line of piercing was also added to the starburst die cut which was left from the card front.  We will be using the Paper Piercing Pack which makes paper piercing a breeze.

This is the second card we will be creating at the June Stamp Camp.  To repeat the dates and times:   Thursday, June 5 and Friday, June 6 from 2 to 9 PM; and Saturday, June 7 from 9 AM to 4 PM. If you have a conflict with these dates/times, please let me know, and we can arrange an alternate date/time – or you can purchase a kit. A kit includes all the materials for the 4 cards, and the stamping, embossing, die cutting, punching, etc. has been done for you. I supply everything except the adhesive.  The kit currently costs the same as attending the stamp camp – $12.00. Such a deal!

Give me a call, or send me an E-mail if you have any questions.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 –

My New Most Favorite Set + Join SU for only $50!

I have a brand new most favorite set – WORK OF ART!  This new set is in the new 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up catalogue (pick up your catalogue at the June Stamp Camp) and has won my heart.  Here it is:


Now my first impression of this set was not favorable and I saw quite a few cards created by other SU demonstrators that I did not care for.  BUT…check out this card:Work of art lg btfly

I love the rainbow arcs of color!  This card makes me want to smile.  It is simply a note of cheer that is appropriate for anyone.  We will be making this card at our June Stamp Camp as a birthday card.  However, you can actually use any message you want, turning the card into a thinking of you, congratulations, or other type of card.  You will have the opportunity to use either of the Papillion Potpourri small butterfly stamps and the Bitty Butterfly punch.  Actually, that’s not true as I have already stamped and punched butterflies for everyone.  And the possibilities for this set!  Endless!  Look at the envelopes I stamped to coordinate with my cards.Work of art envelopes a

Aren’t these fabulous!  I feel like a “fabulous work of art!”  And it is sooooooooooooooooo easy to coordinate your message with the card front.  Check out these 4 samples.


Work of art inside 1




Work of art inside 2aDoesn’t this look like fun!  This is just one of the fantastic cards we will be making at our June Stamp Camp.  Dates and times are:  Thursday, June 5 from 2 to 9 PM; Friday, June 6 from 2 to 9 PM; and Saturday, June 7 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  If you have a conflict with these dates/times, please let me know, and we can arrange an alternate date/time – or you can purchase a kit.  A kit includes all the materials and the stamping, embossing, die cutting, punching, etc. has been done for you.  The kit currently costs the same as attending the stamp camp – $12.00.  In my retired life, I am very flexible!

I will have the new 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up catalogues for everyone who attends the June Stamp Camp, or stop by and pick a catalogue up – I do  not charge for the catalogues.  You can see the new colors, new stamps, new Blendabilities.  The Blendabilities are exclusive alcohol-based marker sets, come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color ), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. We recommend using Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities, but any one of our cardstocks would work just as well. Instead of using StazOn, the black Momento ink brand is used ($5.95).  We will be using black Momento at the June Stamp Camp.  I like this ink as it cleans off your stamp much easier than StazOn.  And since traditional alcohol markers require a bit of training and aren’t as accessible, SU has developed videos to ensure that Blendabilities are easy-to-use for everyone!  The videos will be available when Blendabilities can be sold to you.  I have most of the sets, but am not allowed to sell them at this point.  Stampin’ Up is inviting customers to join the Stampin’ Up family for only $50.00

imageFor the next month, new recruits that join Stampin’ Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value.) 

Notable Items:

  • This offer is only good until June 30, so take advantage while you can!
  • During this offer, the special $50 starter kit will include $55 in products that you choose; the regular $99 starter kit is also still available.
  • Both kits come with the business bricks which includes catalogues, order forms, and more. 
  • 30 percent discount on your first order (of $150 or more placed within 45 days).  20 percent discount (or more) on all your other orders. 
  • With the new catalog only days away, you can start purchasing brand new catalog items like Blendabilities(*) and Project Life at your brand new demonstrator discounted price!
  • In addition, you’ll be able to get in on the demonstrator preorder for the brand new 2014 Holiday Catalog (starts August 1st for demonstrators)
    • Enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!
  • A Free paper-pumpkin kit will also be included in the starter kit.   
  • New members will also get two FREE months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) if they sign up for the DBWS within their first 21 days.
  • All starter kit orders must be finalized by June 30, 2014:
    • Online IDA: 11:50 pm  (MT)
    • Mail Order: June 30, 2014
  • Plus, you will be part of my team – the PaperRoses!  I will be your mentor and will meet with you monthly to discuss your goals, plans, card ideas, upcoming events, and however else I can be of assistance.  However, this does not include menu and dinner preparation for your family or laundry or housecleaning!!!!
  • Common questions I receive about joining Stampin’ Up! and the Paperroses:

    What are the minimum sales requirements?
    You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission.
    What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
    Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum.

    Can I be my own hostess?
    Absolutely yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop. You will be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, as well as the demonstrator benenfits, receiving your instant income and commission. Or just submit orders of your own that total $150 or more!
    Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
    No, you are not required to recruit. If you were to sign up new recruits, you would be paid override commissions on their sales. This is a perk, not a requirement

    What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit?
    You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 –