GRACE’S GARDON

Grace’s Garden is one of my favorite sets and I’m sad to see it retire.  I love the overall ambience of the set as well as the message.

042421 GRACE'S GARDEN Blue BirdThe Highland Heather card is layered with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder.  The white card stock was water misted prior to the embossing which allows the maximum texture.  The garden arch opens to the message layer and you can see flowers peeking through.  The gate actually opens although I find its easier to adhere the arch with the gate closed then cut open after.

 

042421 GRACE'S GARDEN yellow birdThe flower, bird and cat images have all been pre-cut.  The flowers can be colored with Stampin’ Blends and placed as you choose. On the top card, the garland of purple roses is climbing up the arbor.  On the card to the right, the rose garland embellishes the message layer and a partial garland embellishes the top of the arbor.  There is no wrong placement.     Dimensionals are used for several images.  The bird and cat are at a visual stand-off.  Purple and yellow butterflies add additional color and interest. 

042421 Grace's Garden yellow bird msg layer

The message layer is seen from the front and the inside.  The message is wonderful for friends and family and can be embellished as you choose.

This is the final card for May Stamp Camp – 2 flowery cards, a tree, and butterflies.  Please let me know as soon as possible which cards you choose to make. 

As a reminder, May Stamp Camp is on Thursday and Friday May 6 and 7 from 10am to 4pm, and Saturday May 8 from 9am to 4pm.

The next stamping experience will be Christmas in July on the 15th from 10am to 6pm, and July 17th from 9am to 4pm.  Debbie and I are already discussing Christmas.  I am taking the month of June off to concentrate on physical therapy for my knees!   

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

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE #1

042421 BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE blueButterfly Brilliance is a new set that I absolutely love!  I believe butterflies are a gift from God and you can NEVER have too many butterfly stamps and dies. 

This Coastal Cabana card is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder which gives the card a lovely texture.  A strip of Butterfly Bijou DSP is layered on Just Jade and is adorned with two layer butterflies.

 

042421 BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE  Coastal CabanaThe top butterfly layer is die-cut in Just Jade and the bottom layer is cut in Mint Macaron.  The wings are slightly curled with a bone folder.  Wink of Stella is brushed on prior to adhering the the layers together.  A simple shoestring Baker’s Twine bow is adhered with the fibers separated.  Finally the butterfly heads are embellished with rhinestones in the top sample and pearls in the bottom sample. 

042421 Butterfly Brilliance msg layerThe message layer is stamped in Coastal Cabana with a single butterfly while the envelope butterfly is stamped in Just Jade.

So far we’ve seen flowers, a tree and butterflies.  But I promised two cards with flowers so the final card must be – FLOWERS!

Please remember to let me know what cards you choose to make.  The cost remains any 4 cards for $14 and $3 for each additional card.  The price of the snail refills recently increased in price and because of this, I am increasing the price to $2.25 per roll or $13.50 per box. 

Let’s take a look at our last card.

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

WOODLAND WONDER

042421 Woodland Wonder brushed cloudsSlimline cards are all the rage right now.  I’ve never crafted a full size slimline card so I decided it was time to do so.  Woodland Wonder is the perfect stamp set for this endeavor.  I chose a happy birthday theme but there are other choices – “from all of us, congratulations, hope your day stacks up to be one good thing on top of another.”

3 stamps form the full tree shown here.  However, you can also do a shorter tree by using only the top and bottom stamp.  I love how the animals are peeking out of the tree trunk

042421 Woodland Wonder stamped cloudsOf course you don’t have to add all the extras as shown on the card above.  The basic cards shown here has only the clouds, red balloon, bunny and Hip-Hip-Hoo-Ray banner added.  The 3 images are set up on a Stamparatus to make the alignment  and stamping painless.

Note the different cloud patterns on these 2 samples.  The top card has stenciled clouds brushed on in Seaside Spray with the new Blending Brushes.  The cloud stencil is cut from the So Much Happy dies.  The card to the right has stamped clouds colored with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.  This is a fun card to create as well as a new style.  The cards fit perfectly in #10 envelopes. 

042421 Woodland Wonder msg layerThis message layer is stamped with the bunny holding a balloon and several butterflies.  Lots of space is available

Please remember to let me know as soon as you can which cards you choose to create for May Stamp Camp.  This makes my life so much easier. 

What card you you think will be next?  How about butterflies?

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

IT’S YOUR DAY!

Hi Crafters!  Can you believe it’s almost May?  I am surely ready for decent temperatures, flowers in the yard, and home grown tomatoes!  Speaking of flowers, we have two flowery cards for May Stamp Camp!

042421 IT'S YOUR DAY Yellow Rococo Rose framed in Basic Black is the perfect background for Flower and Field Designer Paper (DSP).  I fell in love with this DSP when it was available during Stampin’Up Sale-A-Brations.  The DSP is layered on white cs and framed in black.  The simple sentiment from Peaceful Place makes this card appropriate for any celebratory event – birthday, retirement, anniversary, or even thinking of you!

042421 IT'S YOUR DAY BluishThere are several ribbons that can embellish your card.  I chose yellow for the top sample to highlight the yellow flower.  The Coastal Cabana ribbon used on this sample highlights the blue-green flowers in the DSP.  Wink of Stella highlights some of the flowers.  3 butterflies were also added to bring in a touch of nature.  The butterflies fit in so nicely that I had difficulty finding them on the finished cards.  Although hard to see, the Rococo Rose layer is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder which gives the cs a finished appearance. This is a very simple card with the DSP doing all the work, but it is also very elegant.  I love just gazing at all the flowers!

042421 It's Your Day Msg LayerThe sentiment layer is embellished simply with an embossed strip of Rococo Rose and several butterflies. 

This is one of our flowery cards for May Stamp Camp.  The dates/times for May are Thursday May 6 and Friday May 7 from 10am to 4pm, and Saturday May 8 from 9am to 4pm.

Those of you who received the SU Annual catalog last year, should have received your new 2021-2022 catalog by now.  Please let me know if you have not received yours! 

Stay tuned for the next card which is a brand new style for me!  I’m sure you will enjoy it!

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

GILDED BLOSSOMS

Gilding is a new technique for me.  I’ve learned quite a bit working with the gold leaf and I will continue to learn.  One item I read recently suggested wearing cotton gloves.  So if you have an old pair of cotton gloves, please bring them along.  The gold leafing is VERY lightweight and likes to fly.  I would suggest no long sleeves, or rolled up sleeves, and not wearing your Sunday Go-To-Meeting garb!  This card will not be available for those of you who prefer to have kits.

03.30.21 Gilded Blossoms #1Forever Blossoms is the lovely stamp set that gives us this graceful stem of blossoms.  Beauty Abounds provides the butterfly and the sentiment.  The process is actually quite simple.  You prepare the Blackberry Bliss cs by rubbing the powdery Embossing Buddy over it to keep stray bits of ink from sticking.  You stamp the images (set up on the Stamparatus) with VersaMark – you may want to stamp twice. 

03.30.21 Gilded Glossoms #2Heat and Stick Powder is sprinkled over the VersaMark with excess removed.  The Heat and Stick Powder is heated with the Hot Gun until it becomes shiny.  The card is then pressed face down in a container of Gilding Foil.  The back of the card is rubbed to insure gilding foil is adhering to the sticky powder.  Excess foil is then gently removed into the container.  Then you will use your finger to rub, rub rub gently over the gilded images to remove all the excess.  Its exciting to see the shape take place.  You can add foil to any area that is sticky.  A sponge is used to GENTLY remove additional foil until the images meet your satisfaction.  I’m interested in seeing if the cotton gloves help as the cotton would be a bit coarser than the finger.  Finally, you reheat the images with the heat gun to set the process.

03.30.21 Gilded Blossoms msgWouldn’t the gilding technique make a beautiful Christmas tree?

The message layer is simply embellished with 3 Blackberry Bliss butterflies from the Beauty Abounds stamp set.

Gilded Blossoms is our final creation for April Stamp Camp. As a reminder, this card is not available for kits.  Please, please, please let me know as soon as possible which cards you wish to do and what day you would like to come.  You have no idea how much easier it is for me to have this information earlier versus last minute.

Don’t forget to check out the retiring items, many of which have been discounted. Go to my SU store and press on specials Rosemary’s Stampin’Up Store. The new catalog is being sent out on May 4th.  If you have received a catalog in the past, I will have ordered one for you.

April Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose91@aol.com 

HEY CHICK

03.30.21 Hey Chick dVThis is such a fun card!  The Hey Chick stamp set was a Sale-a-Bration set in 2020.  I got the set and never did anything with it!  I will be giving the stamp set away after April Stamp Camp so if you would like it, please let me know.  The dies became available for purchase this year and what cute dies they are!  You see the stump, corn stalks, ears of corn, a sign and there is also a ranch house I chose not to use.  You can color the chicks in the Stampin Blends of your choosing.  The new Blending Brushes are used to create a sun and add color to the sky.

03.30.21 Hey Chick not favClouds are added to the second sample as I discovered when you spill a drop of Tombo Mono Aqua Liquid Glue on card stock colored with Stampin Blends, the color disappears.  So, the clouds covered my oops!  They will be available for your use.  I love the little ears of corn and the corn stalks.  And you can cut all 4 ears of corn with one run through the Big Shot.  The “have a happy day!” sentiment on the sign will be pre-stamped for you. The sign and wood stump are die cut from retired wood patterned paper.

03.30.21 Hey Chick not fav msgYou can be quite creative on your message layer.  You can have corn scattered on the ground, add extra eggs, or whatever you choose.  The message layer can become a second piece of art work! 

Such fun!  One card left to post!  It is a new technique and will not be available for kits.  The final card is a hands-on card.  Please don’t dress in your Sunday Go-To-Church clothes and please don’t wear long sleeves.  Are you wondering what this card could be possibly be?  I will post it in the morning so check back then.

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

A Touch of Red

03.30.21 Red with bowA Touch of Red is a fun-fold card.  The thick white card is actually 9 3/4 X 4 1/4 and is scored at 5 1/2.  The Designer Paper is from the True Love series we used for Valentine’s Day.  A single daisy has been colored with Real Red Stampin Blends and a red rhinestone placed in the center.  The second layer of the card is black, and the top layer is white or DSP.  This is a great layout for 4×4 pieces of DSP.  The sentiment is stamped in the bottom area and a red and white bow adds texture.

03.30.21 Red no bowThe second sample is slightly different.  Here we see a large and very small daisy colored red and 2 red rhinestones used.  The attached leaf is colored Call Me clover.  You can choose whatever you choose to color.  The theme of the card is using just a touch of red.   The sentiment on the second sample is larger and no ribbon is used.  This is a cute, quick card and can be used for most occasions. 

Don’t forget to let me know what cards you wish to do and which day you are coming.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3.00 for each additional card.

Stay tuned for some barnyard chickens!

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

SEASHELLS

Hi crafters!  It’s time for some paper crafting.  We are creating a fun fold, 2 different techniques and some farmyard chickens! 

03.30.21. Seashells embossedSeashells is the easiest card ever!  You start with a 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 piece of Seaside Spray card stock.  With a sponge, you apply a very thin coat of White Frost Shimmer paint,  While it is drying, you can stamp your sentiment and message.  Once dry, you simply run the frosted pearlescent sheet thru the Big Shot in the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and adhere it to your card base!  Voila – you have a BEAUTIFUL card.  Simply die cut your sentiment, adhere to the card with Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon, add 3 pearls and you are DONE!  An elegant card that is also so very simple!

03.30.21 Seashells colored mesThe message layer can be stamped however you wish.  The message used here is from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set.  With the bundle, came some beautiful sticker sheets in the colors used here.  The seagrass shown was hand cut from another view.  The message layer can be done several different ways and YOU are the artist!

03.30.21 Seashells cutoutPerhaps you would prefer a card that highlights the sea world with all the lovely fronds and grasses. If so, you simple take your pearlescent Rosemary’s StampinUp Store one single piece and is easily adhered to the card front.  The sentiment is again adhered with Seaside Spray ribbon and 3 pearls colored with Stampin Blends are added to the picture!

03.30.21. Seashells coloredBut perhaps you would like a card with more color.  Although more time consuming that the previous seashell cards, 3 colored seashells are added to this card front.  A few embossed seashell fronts have been run in Blushing Bride, So Saffron, and Soft Sea Foam.  These are available for you to cut out shells with your snips, as well as fronds and grasses to use on your message layer. The shells are adhered to the card front, the sentiment is adhered as shown in the previous cards, and 3 pearls are added.  3 different cards that all start the same way!  A new technique is learned! 

April Stamp Camp is right around the corner!  April 8th from 10am – 4pm, April 9th from 10am – 4pm, and April 10th from 9am – 4pm.  I would like to keep our maximum attendees to 4 for one more month!  By May, I’m hoping many of us will be fully vaccinated and we can craft in a more relaxed setting.  I know a couple of you have received both vaccines.  I have my second one on April 6th so I am hoping I don’t have a reaction and will be fit as a fiddle by Thursday April 8th! 

The retiring list for the current catalog is out and can be reached by pressing Rosemary’s StampinUp Store.  Then press SPECIALS and ASK ME FOR DETAILS, and you will be taken to the retiring items.  Many items are discounted.  The bundles that are not marked retiring will no longer be sold as bundles with the 10% savings.  Sadly, the White Frost Shimmer Paint is on the Retired List.  This is what we use on the cards shown above.  I checked 5 minutes ago and it was not sold out and selling for $8.  Amazon is selling the same product for $12.05.  If you want a bottle or 2, let me know and I will include it in my next order IF it is still available.

Please let me know which cards you wish to do, and what day you plan on coming.  Right now there are 2 openings on Thursday and Friday/Saturday are fully open.  But masks and hand sanitizers please.

Looking forward to seeing you!  Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com  

  

DARLING DONKEYS

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys birthdayWhen discussing the free items  offered with Sale-A-Brations this year, someone said to me “What could you use donkey stamps for?”  I’ve seen lots of ideas and decided to offer 2 cards for March Stamp Camp featuring Darling Donkeys – one of the free Sale-a-Bration items offered with a $50 purchase (before shipping and tax).  This card also features the Oh So Ombre DSP which is another free offering.  We used the Brother Scan’nCut to cut out our donkeys and the word “Happy”.  This birthday version of the card is embellished with a balloon floating off a donkey’s tail while the other donkey offers a rose between his teeth.

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys St Pats cardThe green St. Patrick’s Day version is very similar but features a shamrock floating of the donkey’s tail while the other donkey offers a shamrock between his teeth.  Two cards that are very similar yet different.  Stampin’ Blends are used to color the donkeys.  The new blending brush is used to give a blue sky background.  These new brushes are much easier to use than traditional sponges as they are much softer. 

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys SP messagePlease ignore the mysterious blue shadow.  The sentiment layer for our St. Patrick’s Day card says it all and has another donkey kicking its heels in celebration. Note the tiny green bow embellishing the donkey’s neck.  02.19.21 Darling Donkeys birthday message

The birthday version simply uses a different message with the same donkey celebrating the occasion. 

We’ve used 2 more items from the Sale-A-Bration offerings – the Darling Donkeys and the Oh So Ombre DSP.  Remember – Sale-a-Brations ends February 28th as does my 20% discount.

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

CURVY WISHES

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Easter cardFor March Stamp Camp, we have both Easter and Spring creativity at work.  The Curvy Wishes cards feature the beautiful DSP from the Sale-a-Brations offerings.  This card uses the Paper Blooms DSP which is free with a $50 purchase.  Seaside Spray and Night of Navy match the DSP perfectly.  The Easter sentiment used is part of the Springtime Joy stamp set.

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Spring cardThe second card features the Flower and Field DSP found on pg. 10 of the small Sale-a-Bration booklet.  Like the top card, this DSP is free with a $50 purchase.  Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green are the background colors we chose.  The springtime sentiment is from an ancient set that I hold on to because of the sentiment stamps. 

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Easter messageIgnore the blue shadow on this curvy message layer.  A simple message of Easter celebration is embellished with a small blue glimmer cross.  The die for the cross was MIA for a few days but when I cleaned off my desk, it reappeared!

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Spring messageAgain, please ignore the blue shadow.  Not sure where it came from.  A spring message and a butterfly are perfect for the springtime card. 

As a reminder, March Stamp Camp will be held in my home following the Covid-19 guidelines.  We will continue to limit attendance to 4 per day for March and request masks as well as social distancing.  If you prefer to craft at home, please let me know as soon as possible that you prefer a kit.

Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th as does my 20% discount.  This is a great time to stock up on paper and Stampin’ Blends.  If you order 6 sets of the blends, the total cost to you would be $55.33 which includes shipping, tax, and the 20% discount.  And you would be able to choose one of the cute DSP paper sets shown here or maybe the Darling Donkeys stamp set featured in the next Blog Post.  Something to think about.

Looking forward to seeing you in March – March 4th from 10am – 4pm, March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and March 6th from 9am – 4pm.  Remember to let me know if you are coming or would prefer a kit, and which cards you choose to do.

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