2016-03-27 2016-03-27 001“Botanicals for You” has become a favorite of mine – especially in this Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, and Crushed Curry color scheme.  This is a very simple card with flowers, rhinestones and butterflies surrounding the Basic Black “just for you” sentiment.  The nice thing about this card is that it is perfect for birthdays – and anniversaries – and get well wishes – and any other occasion.  However, the nicest thing is that it was free – part of  the Sale-A-Bration promotion! 




2016-03-27 2016-03-27 002The sentiment “…on your special day” is part of the “Botanicals for You” set and I chose to add the Happy Birthday message.  A few flowers and a butterfly coordinate the sentiment layer with the card front.  Needless to say, a few flowers stamped on the envelope will send a happy message to the recipient.

We’ve seen 3 of our 4 birthday cards for April Stamp Camp.  What will the next one look like?  Check back for the fourth blog to see what is in store!

Don’t forget – April Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday April 7th from 12:30 – 9 PM, on Friday April 8th from 2 to 9 PM, and on Saturday April 9th from 9 AM to 4 PM. Let me know if you choose to do more of 1 card and less of another. 

Blessings, Rosemary – home 630/759-3089 – cell 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com


2016-03-27 2016-03-27 007I saw a card very similar to this one created by Brenda Keenan, a SU demonstrator in San Jose, California.  We haven’t done much with Mint Macaroon since SU came out with the color, so I thought this would be a great time to use this lovely pastel shade.  The Birthday Bouquet DSP provided the muted balloon background.  In trying to stretch the 2 12X12 sheets, I chose to cut them at a 3” width.  This gave 16 DSP cuts.  The Balloon Celebration stamp set contains the balloon strings, outlines, dotted filler plus many other images.  I stamped the small and large dotted filler, then stamped the balloon outline around the filler.  I left one smaller balloon plain and punched them out with the new Balloon Bouquet Punch.   A bit of Wink of Stella added some sparkle as did the 3 rhinestones.  I used the Sale-A-Bration Big Day stamp set for my Happy Birthday message. 

2016-03-27 2016-03-27 008This is an original idea for the sentiment.  The Party Pants stamp set has several small sentiments that fit perfectly in the larger balloon image from Balloon Celebration.  Note the cute balloon string that reads “let us celebrate.”  Too cute!

Hope to see you at April Stamp Camp on April 7th, 8th and 9th.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Blessings, Rosemary – home 630/759-3089 – cell 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com