Expressions cards 1More paper crafting for April Stamp is evident in our next card.  Like our Butterfly Basics card, there is no stamping on the card cover.  This card features a large die cut flower, an embossed 2” circle, and your choice of expression:  “hello,” “thanks,” or “happy.”  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Strawberry Slush are the colors used for this cheery card.  A small piece of Sweet Taffy DSP pulls all the colors together.  Note the leaves used – these are actually ribbon leaves I found at Memories and Beyond which I’m sad to say, is closing.  When I saw another customer purchasing them, I grabbed what was left on the spool.  This expressions card uses texture in the flower center, the Crushed Curry background, the smooth ribbon, the crinkled leaves and the embossed butterfly.  I used the Crazy About You stamp set for several inside messages.  The “thanks” card reads “For being you.”  This 2-box stamp set has lots of messages!  The “happy” card could read “birthday,” “together,” “graduation,” “father’s day,” and more!

Hope you can make April Stamp Camp.  I apologize for the late blogs.  Somehow, Easter Dinner for 22 and 16 unique handmade Easter baskets got the best of me!  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 –


Well Crafters, spring is finally here – both by calendar and by the day-to-day weather.  Some days are a bit nippy, but the positive signs are:  #1 – I did not wear a turtleneck yesterday and #2:  granddaughter Jailyn and I walked around Emerson Circle today and I did not wear a jacket!  Yahoo!  Now for some spring-time cards for our April Stamp Camp:

Butterfly 3This simple card is done in Bridal Pink with Flowerpot Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The Butterfly Basics stamp and matching dies provide our focal point.  A matching Sizzix border and a few pink-colored rhinestones add a bit of bling.  This is beautiful DSP and the layered butterfly adds the perfect touch.  There are more colors of this vibrant spring mix in the DSP packet.Butterfly 1

This card uses the white floral DSP with Night of Navy trim and clear rhinestones.  I chose Tangerine Tango for my butterflies as I wanted the color to jump out.



Butterfly 2This is the green floral version of the card.  I used Daffodil Delight to  highlight the many colors in the DSP with the Bridal Pink trim and clear rhinestones.  For April Stamp Camp, you can choose the DSP, trim and butterflies of your choice.  These colorful cards can be used for any occasion, and are quite easy to make.  I am die cutting trim and butterflies in every spare minute.


I’m going to stop and eat my dinner and then send another blog that features another card with choices.  Hope to see you for April Stamp Camp – Thursday and Friday, April 9th and 10th from 2 to 9 PM; and Saturday, April 11th from 9 AM to 3 PM.  Check back in 2 hours for another blog.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 –

p.s. Don’t forget the free SU shipping thru Friday, April 10th!!