We neglected pyramid cards in 2022, so let’s start out 2023 with a pyramid of Gnomes!

01.23.23 Gnome with envelope01.23.23 Gnome with heart



01.23.23 Gnome with HeartSRemember this shape?  I’ve decreased the size by 1/8” to make it easier to slip the card into an envelope.  The 3 gnomes come to us from Etsy.  They are resized, cut with the Brother Scan’n Cut and adhere to triangular pieces of card stock and Sweet Talk DSP.  The added hearts are die-cut or punched from additional DSP.  When the pyramid is released from the Velcro dots, the card open and has space for a message.  A triangular piece of DSP adds a bit of decoration. 

    01.23.23 Gnome inside


Please let me know as soon as you can which cards you choose to do and which day you plan on attending.  The weather forecast looks chilly but no snow.  Of course, that can change in an instant.  Cards to go is an alternative if the weather or sickness keep you from attending.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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


01.23.23 Silver ValentineSometimes you might have a favorite item that you just can’t part with.  The Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set is one of my favorite items.  This adorable little girl is part of that stamp set.  The Lovely Lipstick and Magenta Madness card is bright and cheerful.  The greeting card girl is colored with Stampin’ Blends and rests on two embossed hearts. A small envelope features a message reading “a teeny tiny note,”  Adhered to the envelope is an actual silver heart charm.  Scattered heart pearls finish the card with a touch of elegance.  This card can be for whatever occasion you choose.  Although it looks very “valentineish”, the message can be for birthday, anniversary, get well, or other occasion.

As a reminder, February Stamp Camp is Thursday, Friday, Saturday – February 2, 3, 4 from 10am – 4pm.  Please let me know which cards you wish to make and what day you plan on attending. 

Wondering what our 4th February Stamp Camp card might be?  Think pyramid! 


0123.23 Poppy HeartPoppies are special flowers.  They grow as weeds in California.  Once upon a time, I had 2 red poppy plants outside my kitchen window.  Someone who shall remain nameless, mistook the foliage for a weed and pulled up my 2 plants. At least I can still enjoy them on paper.

Simple and elegant!  Those are the words I use to describe the Poppy Heart card.  This print comes to us from Etsy.  When I saw the design, I immediately pictured it on a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.  Although the sentiment reads “Happy Valentines Day”, if you let me know ahead of time, I will pull an alternate sentiment such as Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Thinking of You, or Get Well.  This is a sweet card for someone special in your life. 


HAPPY 2023 crafters and Welcome Back to another year of happy crafting, fun folds and new ideas and techniques. 

01.23.23 Cheerful BasketAs Valentines Day is just around the corner, hearts are being featured for February Stamp Camp.  However, with the change of the sentiment, these cards can easily be for birthdays, thinking of you, or other cheerful occasions. 

For Cheerful Basket, all of our images are die cut.  Retired wood tone DSP is perfect for our basket.  To fill the basket, double heart images are stamped, die cut and colored with Stampin Blends.  Our cute little kitty is stamped in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate.  Several red glitter hearts are punched or die cut and add sparkle to our card front. 

So when is February Stamp Camp?  Actually, it is right around the corner – Thursday, Friday and Saturday – February 2, 3 and 4 from 10am to 4pm each day.  You can come for one hour, 2 hours, or spend the day.  As always, we provide all the tools and supplies.  Water and soda pop is also provided.  Not sure yet what our snack will be.  One change for 2023 is the pricing.  Cards will still be any 4 for $14, but each additional card will be $3.50.  I apologize for having to make this change, but the rising prices on everything has taken a toll.

Please let me know which cards you wish to do, and when you plan on coming.  Debbie could use everyone’s prayers and she is ill and having problems getting rid of the infection.  It will be great to see everyone!