CALENDARS FOR 2018

2018 is right around the corner and I thought this would be a great time for us to make calendars for the upcoming year.  We can do an upright desk-type calendar or one with an adhesive back that is perfect for the fridge door or a metal filing cabinet.

2017.11.20 Daisy CalendarThis was the first calendar I made.  I used Daffodil Delight cs for the actual calendar form and added a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP.  The calendar is mounted on a small piece of retired mint cs.  I stamped 2 daisies – one in Daffodil Delight and the other in Calypso Coral.  The daisies were punched out, layered and adhered to the calendar front with a punched green leaf stem.  I used quite a bit of liquid adhesive as this calendar needs to last a full year and I don’t want it falling apart.  I also tried to use neutral colors that would fit in most settings.

 

 

2017.11.20 2 calendars The calendar on the left uses Daffodil Delight DSP.  A So Saffron and a retired peach cs butterfly were die cut.  After applying Wink of Stella to the butterflies, they were adhered to the calendar front.  The calendar on the right was done in navy, red, and Wood Textures DSP.  Wood Words provides the art piece on the calendar.  As you can see, there are many possibilities.

2017.11.20 Magnet calendarBut what if you don’t want a calendar sitting on your counter or desk or nightstand or sitting anywhere?  Then magnets to the rescue!!!  The calendar on the left is flat with a 1 X 3 1/2” strip of HEAVY magnet on the back.  An extra contrasting piece of cs adds stability to the calendar.  Thus the DSP is 1/4” smaller.  The bird I stamped, colored and adhered is rather lost with the colorful DSP background.  Perhaps a flower would have been a better art piece!

You will be given several calendars – I’m not sure how many until I do a count.  You can make all of them at Stamp Camp, or take them home to make – totally your choice.  You will choose the DSP of your choice and then the coordinating card stocks.  Your art piece can be butterflies, daisies, Nola the Cat, a bird, an owl, a flower, or whatever we can come up with.  This is a fun project. 

This is our last stamp camp of the year.  We will start up again in February, 2018 just in time for Valentine’s Day.  In the meantime, I will keep you updated on any specials SU  might be having. 

Currently, the Online Extravaganza is going on.  2 products I have not mentioned are the new Stamparatus and the Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends are new markers from Stampin’ Up.  As many of you know, SU had Blendabilities on the market several years ago but stopped the production due to marker issues.  I wanted to try the Stampin’ Blends before I mentioned them to my favorite crafters.  I have them and you are welcome to try them if you are interested in markers that blend nicely.  The Stamparatus is the SU answer to the Misti.  The Stamparatus has several features that the Misti does not. The cost is $49 which is reasonable.  If you are interested in purchasing the Stamparatus, you can reserve one December 5–30, 2017 for mid March delivery, or January 15–30, 2018 for mid April delivery.  The challenge at hand is that for the first reservation period earlier this week, the allotted number sold out in 10 minutes.  This is a highly desired product and will be available in the 2018-2019 catalog.  I’m not sure how quickly the December or January reservations might sell out. You do have to provide a credit card number when you place your reservation.  Please see if me you are interested in the Stamparatus. If you are considering purchasing the Misti, you may want to hold off and purchase the Stamparatus instead due to the additional features. 

Don’t forget – December Stamp Camp is November 30 12N – 6 PM, December 1st 12 N – 6 PM, and December 2nd 9 AM – 4 PM.

Sending Thanksgiving Blessings,

Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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NOEL Eclipse Cards

2017.11.20 Bethlehem NoelI know several of you have wondered what an eclipse card looks like, so we are going to make 2 during December Stamp Camp.  Eclipse cards are also referred to as shadow cards.  The cards are created by stamping your background and then cutting out your image.  The background layer is then adhered to a dark card front. The cut pieces are adhered over the negative space with an adhesive that elevates the cut pieces.

2017.11.20 Holly NoelFor Stamp Camp, our adhesive will be the Foam Adhesive Strips (page 203 in the 2017-2018 catalog).  Mini Dimensionals would work but would not elevate the cut portion as high as the adhesive strips do unless the dimensionals are stacked.  When using a standard A2 size card, you are limited to 3-4 of the SU large letter framelits.  Of course, you are not limited to letters but NOEL or even JOY are perfect for this time of year.  The Night in Bethlehem card is a bit challenging as we are trying to stamp a light city background with Joseph, Mary and the Shepherd stamped over the city.  The Holly Berry Happiness card is much easier.  I love the texture provided by the Softly Falling embossing folder.  We will make 1 of each eclipse card.

Have you checked out the SU Online Extravaganza.  I’ve found 2 stamp sets I am going to order – Garden Girl Clear and More than Chocolate.  If you go to www.paperrose01@stampinup.net and click on shop, in the left hand column, you will see HOME.  Under HOME, you will see ONLINE EXTRAVANGAZA.  Click on the extravaganza to see all the specials.  You can order right there, or let me know and I will order for you.  Looking forward to seeing you at December Stamp Camp! (November 30, December 1, December 2)

Thanksgiving Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965

BE MERRY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

Making one of the Be Merry Christmas Ornaments from the Be Merry Kit is fun – or at least I think so.  You can see the kit on page 32 of the holiday catalog.  The kit makes 12 ornaments and the only things you need to have on hand are adhesive and a decent pair of tweezers.2017.11.20 Be Merry Red

Isn’t this just too cute.  Several years ago we made rosettes (also called medallions) from scratch and let me tell you – these are SO MUCH EASIER!!!!!  You can mix the red and the green – do all red or all green or mix the colors as I have done here.  We see red with green ribbon and script here and the green with red ribbon and red script below.

 

 

 

 

2017.11.20 Be Merry GreenThe rosettes are made from a very sturdy paper and are all scored with the adhesive in place.  All you have to do is open them, pull off the adhesive covering and adhere the 2 ends – bingo, you have a rosette.  Although the kit instructions call for a heat gun, I didn’t want to chance burning my fingers so I made my ornaments entirely with glue dots and the Fine Tip Glue.  I will have my glue gun out for those of you who are skilled at using it, but we also have the glue dots and Fine Tip Glue Pen option.  Several layers are also popped up with dimensionals – I used a combination of regular size and mini dimensionals.  I love how the tree and candy cane glimmer and sparkle and the pre – die cut “merry” is so cute!

2017.11.20 Be Merry boxedAt our December Stamp Camp, we will make a Be Merry Christmas Ornament AND we will make the clear acetate box to slip the ornament into.  We can even emboss the acetate box with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (page 37 in the holiday catalog).  This makes a darling, inexpensive gift for a co-worker, friend or neighbor.  The acetate card boxes (page 13 in the holiday catalog) are also perfect for gifting several handmade cards.  I recently donated 4 boxes for a fund raiser each with 5 cards.  As my cards had several embellishments, 5 cards was a tight squeeze in the box .  I added ribbon and the boxed cards were very attractive.

December St;amp Camp will be held on November 30, December 1 and December 2.  Times are 12N – 6 PM on the 30th and 1st, and 9AM – 4 PM on the 2nd.  We will be making a Christmas ornament as seen above including the acetate box, 2 eclipse cards and 2018 calendars.  In case you are wondering why Stamp Camp is not the normal December 7, 8, 9, it is because hubby and I are going to Wisconsin for December 8, 9, 10. Check back soon for the next blog.  Oh yes, if you can let me know what day you are coming, it would be helpful. 

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com