Christmas Reindeer

06.16.18 Xmas Greens GoldA bit of forest with a gold reindeer and a small poinsettia – perfect for Christmas.  The top layer of our red and green card has been embossed with the linear folder of the Petal Pair embossing folder set.  White Baker’s twine wraps around the card and a simple shoestring bow is tied around the twine and thru the sentiment.  The die for the sentiment comes from the Sweet Cake framelits.  The assorted forest branches are die cut in shades of green using the Pretty Pines Thinlits and a set of Tim Holtz dies I acquired several years ago.  The connecting point of the branches is hidden with a small Cherry Cobbler poinsettia cut from a retired Embellished Ornaments die.  The blossoms on the poinsettia are punched in gold glimmer paper but could also be done with colored rhinestones. Finally, tucked under the forest branches, we see a simple gold reindeer.

06.16.18 Xmas Greens SilverThe silver version of this card features rhinestones and a silver reindeer.  This card can also be done with additional forest branches and no reindeer.  Wink of Stella is used on the poinsettia and can be used on all or some of the forest branches. 

I hope to hear from you regarding your availability to attend the Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack.  I am truly pleased that my sweet husband and daughter pushed me to make this happen. 

Remember, monthly stamp camp starts in August – August 2, 3 and 4.  We will be featuring the end of summer. 

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

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Dove of Peace

06.16.18 Dove of Peace navyMy theme for Christmas in July seems to unintentionally be based around peace – something I’m sure we all wish there was more of in our world.  This navy, white, silver and gold card is certainly peaceful.  Our dove is from the new Serene Garden stamp set found on page 166 in the new catalog.  The Garden Scene Framelits provide the die for the dove.  We will be seeing more of this set in the future.  The background DSP is from the gorgeous springtime foil DSP available during Sale-A-Brations.  This DSP features leaves in both silver and gold.  The dove is popped up on dimensionals on a silver background framed in navy and clutches a Garden Green “olive branch”. 

06.16.18 Dove of Peace Smoky SlateThe die for “peace” is retired and several years old. Somehow we continue to use it every year.  In the first sample, peace has been “glittered” with Wink of Stella as has the “olive branch.”  In this second sample, the dove was stamped in Smoky Slate instead of navy and “peace” remains the un-glittered cs.

This is an easy but elegant card.  The cut-out work will be done for you – your job will be to simply put the pieces together. 

As a reminder, the Christmas in July Stamp-A-Stack will be held on Thursday, July 19 from 11 am to 7 pm, and on Saturday, July 21 from 9 am to 4 pm.  The cost, which includes your very own Wink of Stella to take home, is $14 for 4 cards, $21 for 8 cards, $30 for 12 cards,  and $38 for 16 cards.  I am asking for attendance acknowledgements now as I have out-of-town company in early July so I am doing the majority of my prep work now.  I have 54 poinsettias stamped and cu,t and need to know how many more we will need – 10?  20?  30? 

One additional Christmas card remains – Christmas reindeer.  It will be posted shortly.

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

Musical Christmas

06.16.18 Poinsettia 1Musical Christmas was an interesting card to create.  It reminds me of both the visual and audio beauty of the Christmas season. 

During the 2017 holiday season, I purchased several packages of the Stampin’Up Merry Music Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Sadly, we never used it so I resurrected this DSP for our 2018 holiday season.  The top Cherry Cobbler layer has been embossed with the retired Holly Embossing Folder.  An oval is die cut and the DSP is adhered behind the oval opening.  Actually, we die cut the oval and THEN emboss this layer.  This top layer is adhered to Whisper White CS and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

06.16.18 Poinsettia 2, 3The2-layered poinsettia is stamped from the retired Joyful Christmas Stamp Set and cut out with my Stamp’n’Cut. The poinsettias are then colored with the light and dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  The poinsettias are in shades of red but change hue when colored.  This gives a nice contrast to the Cherry Cobbler Card.  Wink of Stella is used on the poinsettias – some heavily, some lightly.  Some of the Garden Green leaves are colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and som06.16.18 Poinsettia 4, 5e are colored with Wink of Stella.

As you can see, each card is slightly different as the music score ends up on different lines.  Also, each poinsettia is different – both in the coloring and in the center bloom. You have the option of using a bloom of clear or colored rhinestones, or one or more of the rhinestone embellishments shown here.   If sending this beautiful card in the mail, remember to add a layer of cs over the bloom embellishment. You don’t want the rhinestone embellishment tearing through the envelope.

We have now seen 2 of the 4 Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack samples.  Have you checked your calendar for to see if you are free to come on July 19 or 21?  Stay tune for Dove of Peace.

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

CHRISTMAS IN JULY – Christmas Joy

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and there will be Christmas in July for the Paperrose01 Crafters!  I know I expressed my hesitation about pulling together this large Christmas project but with the prodding of my sweet husband and daughter, it will happen! 06.116.18 Christmas Joy Caucasion

As the Stampin’Up Occasions Catalogue with all the new Christmas stamps does not come out until later this summer, I have raided my retired file!  It has been several years since we’ve seen Greeting Card Kids.  I decided we would use this darling stamp for our Christmas in July.  Her coat is trimmed in Cherry Cobbler and sparkles with Wink of Stella. Several shades of the Stampin’ Blends can be used to color the wagon and the tree sparkles in Old Olive.  Our little gal is stamped on a stitched square and framed in black with a Cherry Cobbler scallop square.  The card background is whisper white embossed with the wonderful 3D Dynamic Pinewood Planks embossing folder. 

06.16.18 Christmas Joy AAThe Stampin’ Blends are perfect for coloring images such as Greeting Card Kids.  The bronze marker easily changes skin color as does the ivory.  My samples are very similar but I varied the light and dark Cherry Cobbler blends as well as what glittered with Wink of Stella.  The Christmas Joy (retired) sentiment is shadowed in black in this image.  You, of course, can choose your own colors.  The only constant is the card stock which will be pre-cut for you. 

So…you may be asking when Christmas in July will take place and how much will it cost? 

Christmas in July will take place on July 19 from 11 am to 7 pm – and on July 21 from 9 am to 4 pm.  The cost will depend on how many cards you choose to do.  The cost will include your very own new Wink of Stella for you to take home.  Of course all your adhesive, embellishments and other supplies and tools are provided. We will be using a lot of Wink of Stella. Check back tomorrow for another of the 4 cards.

The charge is as follows:

4 cards – $14

8 cards – $21

12 cards – $30

16 cards – $38

I am prepping as much in advance as I can. In fact, all the branches for the Dove of Peace card are done!  I would appreciate a firm commitment if you plan on coming as I don’t want to over prepare.  We have out of town company coming for a week in early July, so I have to complete as much as I can now.  It would be very helpful if you can let me know which day you might come and how many cards you choose to do.  I will not be able to provide any kits for Christmas in July.  However, if your time frame does not work, I will work with you to come up with a time that works for you to complete your cards.

Looking forward to hearing from you, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com