11.01.22 Thankful gnomes dotsThanksgiving Gnomes is a cute Thanksgiving card with a bit of wobble. The colorful gnomes and background die come from Divinity Designs.  The single die for the gnomes is laid out to match the printed layout of the gnomes, balloons, leaves, pumpkin, etc.  One die cuts all the images.  There are 5 different Thanksgiving Gnomes.  My samples include 3 gnomes on the front layer and leftover images on the message layer.  There are many different backgrounds to choose from.  Dots are used here but you can choose the background of your choice.

11.01.22 Thankful gnomes ginghamThe second sample features a butterscotch and white gingham background.  The bottom left gnome is on a wobble but 2 gnomes or even all of them could be placed on wobbles.  The left gnome with the balloons is on dimensionals as is the pumpkin and acorn.  Leaves are adhered throughout the card on the open tiles formed from the background scalloped tile die.

11.01.22 Thankful gnomes plaidAll the samples are Mossy Meadow layered with white, DSP of your choice, and the Merry Merlot scallop tile frame.  The final sample features a plaid background.  We attempted to rotate the gnomes to assist you in your layout.  Every card will be a little different.  Rhinestones embellish the top knob of each gnome hat.  Wink of Stella enhances the noses, leaves and other images on the card.

11.01.22 Thankful Gnomes msg layerAs mentioned previously, leftover images can be used on the message layer.  Although there were 2 gnomes not used on the front layer, we chose to use just one on the message layer along with a single leaf that did not have a home elsewhere.

One of our many Thanksgiving messages or even birthday or Thinking of you would be perfect for this cute card. 

This is our final November Stamp Camp card.  Please let us know as soon as possible what cards you would like to do and what day you plan on attending or if you will need Cards-to-Go.  Debbie is coming tomorrow to help cut card stock and die-cut which is a big help to me.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

Blessings, Rosemary – H(630.759.3089 – C(630.965.1965 –


Thanksgiving Wishes top layerWe have done several joy folds, but I especially like this one.  Andrea found a beautiful card using the joy diagonal fold and shared it with me.  Although I did not have the DSP used in the shared card, I fell in love with the technique.  This card features the Hello Harvest Bundle and the Rustic Harvest DSP we used last month.  The top layer pumpkin and flowers have been colored and hopefully die-cut for you.  because of the girth of the pumpkin, we chose to use 2 flower bouquets and overlap them.  The base of the card is Mossy Meadow with Cajun Craze accents.

11.01.22 Thanksgiving Wishes 1 flap openWhen the front layer is lifted, we can see the Rustic Harvest pumpkin DSP The triangular piece is Mossy Meadow layered with Cajun Craze and the DSP.  Note the Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze leaves stamped on the envelope. These colors are repeated throughout the design of the card

11.01.22 Thanksgiving Wishes fully openWhen our card is fully opened, we see Rustic Harvest DSP layering the inside panel.  The message panel is embellished with a small sunflower that matches the bouquet on the pumpkin.  Rhinestones enhance the flower bouquets and add a bit of glitz.  Wink of Stella also highlights the pumpkin and flowers.

11.01.22 Thanksgiving Wishes flowers up higherThis second sample shows the floral bouquets located higher on the pumpkin which gives a larger artwork layer.  You can choose where you place your bouquets.  The rhinestones were also used differently in this sample. 

The THANKSGIVING sentiment is optional allowing for this card to be used for any fall occasions.

One card left – Thankful Gnomes!

Don’t forget – November Stamp Camp is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 3, 4, 5 from 10am to 4pm. 

Blessings, Rosemary – H(630.759.3089) – C(630.965.1965 –


11.01.22 Silent NightI was very hesitant in purchasing this Peace to You stamp set due to the large amount of photopolymer that needed to be inked.  However, Stampin’Up quality has improved tremendously and this image stamped up perfectly although I did choose to ink twice.  Of course, I used my Stamparatus.  The Silent Night sentiment is positioned correctly on the Stamparatus so its a simple ink and stamp both images in one step. A rhinestone accents the single star.  The Stitched Nested Label Dies provide the perfect die-cut shape to enhance the simple beauty of this stamp.  Starry Sky – a new 2022-2024 color – is the perfect shade of blue.  A strip of Starry Sky and a layer of Metallic Edge ribbon provide additional texture and contrast.  Lucky Stars is an ancient Stampin’Up embossing folder in my archives and was perfect for background embossing.  This is a perfect Christmas Card.

11.01.22 Silent Night msg layer 

The So Many Stars retired stamp set includes so many stars and I chose this starry stamp for both the message layer and envelope.  We have many Christmas messages for you to choose from.  One of my favorites is with the So Many Stars set and would be perfect for this card:  OH HOLY NIGHT, THE STARS ARE BRIGHTLY SHINING.  The Starry Night ink is as beautiful as the card stock.

Please let us know as soon as possible which cards you would like to do, which day you plan on coming or if you need cards to go.  Debbi is coming to help cut paper on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Now let’s look at Joy Fold Thanksgiving card!

Blessings, Rosemary – H(630.759.3089) – C(630.965.1965) –


Fall is upon us!  We can’t keep up with the leaves on our ramp.  They fall faster than my sweet husband can sweep them up.  But I love the crunch of leaves when walking down the street.  It kind of sounds like walking on Rice Krispies! 

11.01.22 Aspen TreesOur fall Aspen Trees card features a technique titled “Color Blocking.”  Color blocking is explained as a technique that involves pairing 2 or more colors together.  In our November Stamp Camp card shown here, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry have been “blocked” together.  The block of colors has been run thru the Big Shot with the Woodland Texture Embossing Folder which carries the wooded theme through to the background.  A lone Early Espresso deer is peeking thru the trees.  The simple sentiment, “For You” is stamped on an aspen leaf and embellished with a tiny Cajun Craze bow.  Debbie designed this beautiful fall card and has tied all the bows!  I’m so happy she is back.

11.01.22 Aspen Trees msg layerThe message layer for Aspen Trees features a single Crushed Curry aspen leaf.  The Aspen Trees Dies provide 2 different aspen leaves. This card would be perfect for Thanksgiving or any fall occasion.  There are lots of message stamps you can choose from.  New ones are added to the library monthly. 

In case you are wondering when November Stamp Camp is – Thursday, Friday, Saturday – November 3, 4 and 5 from 10am – 4pm.  You can come anytime during those times.  You can even come all 3 days!  If you are not available to attend, we are happy to provide cards-to-go mailed to you or available for pick up.  As always, all supplies and tools are provided.  All you need to bring is yourself!  Let’s move on to our November Christmas card – Silent Night!

Blessings, Rosemary – H(630.759.3089) – C(630.965.1965) –