Happy Halloween Scene

imageI absolutely love this card.  I will admit my brickwork is not very straight, but then I have no training in masonry (ha ha).  The Brick Wall embossing folder finally arrived in the mail this week after being on back order for 2 months. The Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad gently touches the raised brick of the embossing folder before the Pumpkin Pie cs is inserted and run thru the Big Shot.  The trick is inserting the cs inline with the bricks.  The sample you see here is my first.  The second sample is straight and has some minor changes, but the card is not complete at picture time.  I have pre-embossed several of the brick-work layers.

Note the partial black spider web doily ($4.50, page 47) in the right corner.  The window frame uses the Hearth and Home Framelits Dies on the wood grain Into the Woods DSP ($11, page 43).  The popped-up window box is stamped in black on Crumb Cake, sponged in Soft Suede and die cut with the matching framelit.  The window scene is part of the Happy Scenes stamp set ($21, page 11).  This is a great set featuring winter, spring, and fall scenes as well as assorted messages, spider web, snowflakes, and stars.  Blendabilities Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi markers provide the color.  Please feel free to bring your own markers if you wish.  The little ghost figures scattered about are fussy cut from one of the Happy Haunting DSP patterns ($11, page 47). 

This card is the fourth of four for our October Stamp Camp.  We cover Christmas, leaves, and Halloween.  As a reminder, the dates/times are:  October 1 from 2-9 PM, October 2 from 2-9 PM, October 3 from 9 AM – 2 PM.  We meet in my family room-kitchen at 533 Emerson Circle, Bolingbrook 60440.  The cost is $12 and all supplies and tools are provided, as is water and soda.  Feel free to bring a snack.  Come when it is convenient and stay as long as you like.  If you wish to purchase a kit, please notify me by Tuesday September 29th.  If you wish to change your kit – do 2 of one card and 0 of another – please let me know by Tuesday September 29th.  If you happen to know which day/approximate time you are coming, it is helpful if you let me know, but not required.  Mark your calendars now for November Stamp Camp on November 5, 6 & 7 featuring Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Stamp-A-Stack will be on November 122, 13, 14. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I look forward to seeing everyone.  Blessings,  Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

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BOO!

Prepared to be frightened!  Halloween owl is here!!!!!

imageThis cute card features the Joy Fold, meaning the card has flaps that open from both sides.  The new Howl-o-ween Treat set was used to create the spooky owl card ($20, page 49 in the holiday catalogue).  This is a great set and is even greater if you have the Boo To You Framelits Dies ($25, page 49 in the holiday catalogue).  The two items are also available as a bundle which saves you 15%.  The owl, hat, star and wand stamps are used against the Happy Haunting DSP ($11, page 47) and Spider Web Doily ($4.50, page 47) background.  The purple eyes are actually White Perfect Accents colored purple with a Sharpie.  See the tiny ghost in the corner?  He was cut from 

006the DSP you can barely see on the left panel. The BOO is die cut from Black Glimmer Paper ($5, page 47). The purple glimmer paper came from a now-closed scrapbook store.

The second sample is not as scary.  This orange-eyed owl is out for a night of trick-or-treating and has his pumpkin shaped basket in hand.  Note the small spider hanging from the white Baker’s Twine.  A few purple glimmer stars are added for color.  Make sure you spot the small ghost in the corner.

The angle of this picture shows the right front layer of this joy fold card.

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This view shows the left front panel and features ghosts.

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This center picture shows how the cards overlap with flaps that open from both sides.  The black card stock actually forms the base of the card while the white card stock adds the inside message space and the right flap.  This may sound crazy – but its easy to make.

So we’ve seen 3 cards – each one very seasonal.  Only 1 is left to view and I guarantee you will love it.  Check back tomorrow and don’t forget to put the October Stamp Camp on your calendar – October 1, 2, and 3.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630-759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

Fall Leaves

001As the fall season is upon us, the October Stamp Camp is a great place to celebrate the beautiful fall foliage.   This Olive Green and Delightful Dijon card features a different cut on the card front that allows you to see part of the inside.  The Vintage Leaves were stamped on watercolor paper in an assortment of colors and Aqua Painters are used to blend in other colors. 

002A bit of Gorgeous Grunge is stamped on the top layer background while the watercolor paper is drying.  Then the  Leaflets Framelits Dies cut the leaves to perfection.  The leaves are gently wrapped around a pencil or stick to give them dimension.  Finally the leaves are gathered together on the top layer and visually held in place with a thick twine bow.  The die-cut Tangelo Twist is adhered to any vacant corner and completes the card.  Doesn’t this look like a fun card to make?  I know I had with these 2.  The Vintage Leaves set and matching dies include more leave shapes than shown here so your card might look quite different.

Are you starting to feel a bit like fall?  Wait until you see the next 2 cards with spider webs and lots of orange and black! 

Don’t forget – October Stamp Camp is Thursday, October 1 from 2 to 9 PM, on Friday, October 2 from 2 to 9 PM, and on Saturday, October 3 from 2 to 9 PM.  If you can, let me know if you might be coming as this helps me insure the correct number of stamp camp kits are cut.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630-759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

Delicate Ornaments

Oh my!  Three months from today ( just 91 days) is Christmas.  Our first October Stamp Camp card is perfect for the upcoming Christmas season.

004This fun but elegant holiday card incorporates several new products and is copied from page 14 in the Holiday Catalogue.  The white-on-white background is embossed using the new Softly Falling Embossing Folder ($8.50, page 24 in the holiday catalogue), the wonderful Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies ($29, page 15 in the holiday catalogue), the Precision Base Plate ($25, page 14 in the holiday catalogue), and the vibrant Red Foil Sheets ($4, page 26 in the holiday catalogue.

The embossing folder for this card has the snowflakes falling gently at the top and heavy at the bottom.  The card below has the snow falling heavily at the top and lightly at the bottom.  The thinlits give a crisp cut.  Note that the set includes the top of the ornament, the hanger, and the poinsettia dies as well as three dies I did not use. The smaller ornament is cut from Red Foil and the larger ornament cut from Cucumber Crush with a red glittery poinsettia and red rhinestone.  Silver glimmer paper is used for the ornament top and hook.

003 The second sample is sponged in Real Red, and as I mentioned previously, features heavily falling snowflakes at the top of the card. The larger ornament is cut from Old Olive with a silver glittery poinsettia embellishment and red rhinestone. 

The new Precision Base Plate was used to cut out all the ornaments.  The base plate gives a slightly crisper cut, but it is quite difficult to tell the difference between those ornaments cut with the precision base plate, and those cut with the standard plates.

This is card one of the cards we will be making at the October Stamp Camp on October 1, 2, 3.  The times are from 2-9 PM on the 1st and 2nd, and from 9 am – 4 pm on the 3rd.  I hope you can make it.  This card is so festive and will help Christmas come into your heart.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com