IMG_6995Our final card for April Stamp Camp is the Easter Bunny easel tent card.  The 3 bunnies in the Easter Bunny Stamp Set are so very cute.  I chose this bunny as there is a punch available for him.  I know the card has many flowers but with spring right around the bend, I thought the flowers were perfect.  You could skip the flowers at bunny’s neck if you wish. The die-cut circle comes from the Irresistible Blooms bundle.  We will be using these dies throughout the year.  The flower bunches and butterflies have been stamped and pre-cut on the Brothers Scan’N’Cut.  The pre-cut Easter Bunny, butterflies and flowers are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The Happy Easter sentiment is stamped and punched out, and elevated with dimensionals.  The butterfly is also elevated with dimensionals.

IMG_6997This easel tent card is easily formed.  We start with cardstock 11 X 4 1/4 and scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2,  With crisp score lines and folds, the easel tent card shape forms.  The elevated sentiment holds the top portion of the card in place.

IMG_6992The message layer features a matching strip of the Dandy Designs DSP that was free in the last Sale-A-Brations campaign.  An additional butterfly is added that can be colored to match the butterfly on the sentiment.  The message layer measures 4X4. 

Please let me know which cards you plan on making and which day you would like to come – or if you need Cards to Go.  I’m looking forward to seeing you at Stamp Camp.  We can craft and talk and share some laughs!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com


IMG_7014I fell in love with the Spring Blessings Stamp Set the first time I looked thru my 2023 Mini Spring Catalog.  I thought the 2 young gals, the bunny rabbit, the 3 available garlands and the tufts of grass in the stamp set were all so cute.  The girls. basket and bunny have been stamped and pre-cut with my Brothers Scan’n’Cut.  I enjoyed using the different Stampin’ Blends skin tones and hair colors.  The garland and sentiment are set up on the Stamparatus for quick and painless stamping.  The grass and butterflies are quickly stamped on. 

IMG_7009The bunny, butterflies, basket and girls are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Although hard to see, flowers have been stamped on the dress of one gal, and stars on the other dress.  The .fun part is adding the loose daisy embellishments.  They are adhered with tiny drops of liquid adhesive or glue dots right over the stamped floral garland.  Daisies are also adhered to the hair of both gals, and the little basket.  The message layer includes an additional bunny rabbit and stamped butterflies.  I think this is such a fun card.  No die cutting but coloring and stamping are the tasks at hand. 

Don’t forget to let me know what day you will be coming – March 30, 31, April 1, and which cards you want to work on – or if you will be Cards to Go. 

My 20% product discount continues thru March 31st.  The orders are in for those of you who placed orders earlier in the month.  The new 2023-2024 catalog will be coming out in May.  New catalogs have been ordered and will be delivered in May.  Stampin’Up is doing a color re-set.  Some current colors and the 2021-2023 In-Colors will be leaving us and current trending colors will be joining us.  I know Peacocck is returning.  I’m hoping for a pretty pink.  As soon as I know more, I will share the news with you.  I’ve already purchased some of my favorite card stock that I know will be retiring.

Blessings, Rosemary – (H630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Easter Blessings

20230317_195623009_iOSI follow a number of paper crafters and enjoy seeing their creative ideas.  Every now and then, I see something that is not Stampin’Up but is an item I feel is needed for my stamping library.  Cross of Hope is a die from Simon Says Stamps.  The sentiment – Easter Blessings – is from Gina K Designs, also purchased thru Simon Says.  The color purple was not chosen because I know how many of you love purple, but rather for the richness of purple being a color for royalty as is Our Lord. 

20230317_195646574_iOSThe “old wooden cross” is a creative idea Debbi is credited with,  I was thinking of a gold cross but Debbi said no – use a wooden cross.  I am using DSP that is worn – like the old wooden cross Our Lord was nailed to.  The cross is raised as you can see in the image to our right.  The purple marbled DSP layer under the white is from the retired Simply Marbleous DSP that Stampin’ Up featured in a Sale-A-Bration campaign several years ago.  The varying shades of Gorgeous Grape provide the perfect background for our old wooden Cross.  The sentiment is very elegant and softens the overall feel of the card front.  The sentiment is set up on the Staparatus allowing you to quickly stamp without having to worry about the wording being straight and centered. 

20230317_195530995_iOSThe message layer is simple – a strip of our Simply Marbleous DSP and two small wooden crosses. 

As a reminder, April Stamp Camp is March 30, 31, and April 1st.  As always, I appreciate your notifying me as soon as you can with what day you plan on attending, and which cards you choose to make.  Cards to Go is also available if you will be out of town, are not feeling up-to-par, or if the weather is not conducive to traveling.  The current weather prediction is that all 3 days will be in the 50’s with rain on 3/30 and 4/1.  But we know the prediction will change between now and then.. Let me know if you have any concerns or questions.

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com


We have not created any easel tent cards in quite a while.  For April Stamp Camp, we are going to create not one – but 2 easel cards!

IMG_6987This bright and cheery tent card comes to us from the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set with matching dies.  The Dandy Designs DSP that was free with the Sale-A-Bration campaign gives us the perfect bright background for our card.  This stamp set features a foxy fox, a playful rabbit, and my favorite – the flower-bearing turtle.  We have Balmy Blue clouds, a Tahitian Tide and white kite, flowers sprouting from a tree stamp and of course – Mr. Turtle.  Stampin’ Blends in assorted colors are used to make our images come to life.

IMG_6988Our easel tent card starts out with a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock measuring 11 X 4 1/4.  The cardstock is scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2.  I find it easier to score at 4 1/4, then flip the cardstock and score at 2 1/2   After the cardstock is folded with crisp score lines, we see the tent shape form as the image to the right shows.  Our “Oh Happy Day” sentiment is popped up on Dimensionals and keeps the top part of the card from flopping open..  If needed, double Dimensionals could be used to increase the height of the sentiment.  I added more flowers and 2 Tahitian Tide butterflies.  Although you can’t see the m, 3 small rhinestones are used in the centers of 3 flowers.


IMG_6991The open card is difficult to see.  A strip of DSP is adhered to the bottom of the 4 X 4 Basic White cardstock message layer  This card would be perfect for adults and children and can celebrate many occasions.

April Stamp Camp is right around the corner.  The dates are Thursday-Friday-Saturday, March 30, March 31, and April 1st.  Because of Easter celebrations, we need time to send our Easter cards so they arrive on time.  The times of April Stamp Camp are 10am – 4pm each day.  You can come when it is convenient for you.  The cost remains the same – $3,50 per card. 

Don’t forget than I’m offering a 20% product discount on all Stampin’Up items except Paper Pumpkin.  This is the ideal time to replenish cardstock and Stampin’ Blends or purchase a die set that can be used for many different occasions.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com