More Summer Stamping

I wanted to show you the other card we will be doing at our Summer Stamping this weekend and another birdhouse I finished last week

Vase of FlowersThis is the double-fold card Debbie did for swaps at the Conventional we went to last weekend.  She and I liked the card so much that we thought it would be fun for our Summer Stamping this weekend.  However, the color will be a surprise as we used up all the Melon Mambo.  We will use the new stripes embossing folder as shown on the left panel of the card, but the colors will be a surprise.  Deb will decide on the color scheme when she is here tomorrow – it will even be a surprise for me!  Have Debbie tell you her story of how she colored her images while taking the train downtown! 



BirdhouseThis is the other birdhouse I mentioned in yesterday’s post.  I used my Martha Stewart image to stamp and then punch the 2 birds.  However, I think the Stampin’ Up bird punch would work well.  I keep thinking the bird would be too large, but we will have to try it during Summer Stamping.  I added a triple butterfly on the roof to add additional dimension.  Note the piece of bubble gum Mr. P has the birdhouse sitting on for the picture.  He claims the bubble gum was needed for the purpose of angling the bird house!  As you can see, the birdhouse can be done in about any color.  We will have a variety of colors to choose from. 

Hope to see you this weekend.  I have changed the date of September Stamp Camp due to Labor Day.  We will meet on September 9th and 10th – normal time, normal place…but more to come later.  I know I had said September would be Punch Potpourri but I’m thinking it might change to Simple September with cards that are simply simple.  But as I said, more to come later….

Take care, Rosemary – – 630-759-3089


Summer Fun

It’s hot, sunny, and time for some summer stamping and crafts.  See 3 of the 4 fun projects below we will be creating at our August 5th and 6th Summer Stamping!  The pictures are not the greatest but you will have a good idea of what we will be doing!

Fountain 1We have not done a bi-fold card in ages and ages so this month we are going to do two!   I’m not sure why we haven’t been doing this style other than the fact that you need 2 – 2 1/8” score lines instead of the normal 4 1/4” but you don’t have to worry about that as we will have the cutting and scoring done for you.  This set is from the Summer Mini and is entitled “Touch of Kindness.”  With the cute little birds on the front, I think I will have the cat image on the inside of the card, ready to pounce!  The 2 side panels have green cs – 1 side is embossed with the polka dot embossing folder, and the other panel is green DSP.  This is a very simple and cheerful card!


I just LOVE the birdhouse we will be crafting.  The coral birdhouse was my second attempt – the first attempt was crafted out of typing paper and scotch tape (done while I was on a teleconference and in listening mode).  The coral house was done correctly but at the end of a LONG day.  The lime birdhouse shows how I have “advanced” in my birdhouse accessorizing.  I’ve also done a blue one with birds on it and will post it tomorrow.  We will have several colors of card stock and designer paper you can choose from.  This is a fun project and you can make it your own!  well, the tornado siren is now going off.  Don’t know if I should continue typing or head for the basement!  Such decisions!

Coral birdhouse 1Green birdhouse 1






Swimming 2This card is titled Sunny Fun and uses the Sunny Fun stamp set from the Summer Mini.  The color is washed out but in real life, this is a darling card.   This version includes a set of flip flops from the same set.  I’ve done another version of the same card with no message and different style flip flops across the bottom border.  We will use chalks in coloring out little people and use card stock with some sponged ink on the sand and stickles on the wavy water.  I added 2 dimensionals under the second layer of waves to give the card more dimension.  My favorite part is coloring the kids and their water tubes. 

Well, it is starting to storm, and I don’t want to lose this post so I am going to sign off for tonight.  Remember that Summer Stamping is August 5th from 3 PM – 9 PM and Saturday from 9 AM – 4 PM.  Come whenever it is convenient for you.  If you are new, we will walk you through all the projects and I guarantee you will have a good time.  The cost is $10 for 4 projects.  If you think you might be coming – please drop me a line but if you decide at the last second to come, then you know you are welcome!  The only thing you have to bring is yourself!  All project materials are provided for you.

Happy Tuesday!  Rosemary Przybylski – – 630-759-3089 – 533 Emerson Circle, Bolingbrook. 

More Birds, Blossoms and Butterflies

Today was a 14-hour day at work and I am tired.  As I was closing up my desk around 7 PM, I printed up my calendar for Tuesday, and discovered that a report I thought I was presenting on Wednesday was actually to be presented tomorrow.  Needless to say, I kept working.  As I told my husband, “I really earned my salary today!”   No time for a pity party, so let’s look at the last 2 project for our Birds, Blossoms and Butterflies Stamp Camp that is just around the corner.

Friend 24-7Friends 24-7 is a whimsical card featuring a bird with a bit of bling.  The color scheme is one of my favorites – Marina Mist (textured) and Crumb Cake.  We’ve stamped several images on the Elegant Soiree DSP which increases the interest factor in the focal point.  The touch of Newsprint DSP is a bit of whimsy and the friends image could easily be replaced with another message.  This card could easily be used for either gender, as a  birthday, thinking of you, anniversary or other celebration. 

Pillow BoxOur final project is a pillow box done – again – in Marina Mist and Crumb Cake.  I actually CAS’d the box and Friends 24-7 from one of the monthly Stampin’ Success magazines.  I thought both projects were too cute and just waiting to be shared!  I’ve filled my pillow box with chocolates (no – I have not eaten ANY).  The box is quite simple as we are using the Stampin’ Up Pillow Box die from Sizzix.  After the cs has been die cut, we will stamp it with the Woodgrain background stamp in Marina Mist.   A bit of Sticky Strip is used to adhere the sides securely and then we just punch our little double petal card, run it through the big shot to add some embossing, punch 3 holes and we are almost done.  Natural hemp twine does double duty as it  ties our box shut and also holds our card in place!  This would be a fun project to vary with different background stamps and other embossing on the tiny envelope.  The box would look sharp in red and white for Christmas or Valentines Day and is perfect for holding a bit of candy or other small treat.

That wraps up Birds, Blossoms and Butterflies, I hope you can join us on May 6th (3 PM – 9 PM) and/or May 7th (9 AM – ???).  I am guesstimating 2 1/2 hours MAX for all 5 projects or longer if you want to visit and share a couple laughs – I promise not to sing.  The cost is $12 and as always, all the cs will be cut and scored, and envelopes provided.  Water and soda pop are always in the fridge so all you have to bring is YOU!  Give me a call if you have any questions (630.759.3089) or drop me a line at  It helps to know if you are coming so Deb and I don’t cut too much paper, but advance notice is not required. 

Also check out the 30% off select stamp sets in celebration of National Scrapbooking month!  This is a limited-time opportunity from now until the end of May.  Sets on sale include:

Party Hearty – # 111532 – $18.87 – found on page 54 in the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (Also available in French)

Grunge Rock – $14.67 in Wood, $11.17 in Clear – Page 87

Animal Stories – $11.17 in Wood – Page 94

 Printed Petals – $13.97 in Wood, $10.47 in Clear – Page 106

Simple Friendship – $18.17 in Wood – Page 108

Word Play – $29.37 in wood, $20,27 in Clear – Page 147

Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower – $ 22.37 in Wood, $16.77 in Clear – Page 162

Let me know if you want to take advantage of this fantastic sale!  See you this weekend!  Take care, Rosemary

Bunny Boxes

Aren’t these the cutest boxes ever!  I don’t know which I like the best – the pink or the blue.  I’m always partial to pink, but I just LOVE the blue baseball hat!

Blue bunnyThe box is actually made with 4 die cut Scallop Envelopes.  The head, face, ears and feet are all punched.  Debbi did Bunny Blue in Bashful Blue and white.  She cut strips of DSP to cover the front and sides.  We debated about the hat and finally turned to Clip Art.  Deb found a hat she liked, sized it, and printed it on cs.  It is actually a white hat that she colored blue.  This box is perfect for hiding candy or little gifts.  We will be hiding a few jelly beans in ours.  Now, let’s look at Bunny Pink.






Pink bunny

Bunny Pink was our prototype and we learned from her.  First and foremost – you CANNOT bend all 4 Scallop Envelope flaps.  We did on this one causing the head to flop.  We ended up lowering the head in order to provide stability.  If you compare Bunny Pink with her sibling above, you will note that his head is much higher than hers.  We also learned that it is best to score the strips running around the base of the box.  This provides a crisp look.  Deb used the wooden bow maker to fashion the little pink bow.  Isn’t she just toooooooooo cute????

We will have paper out to make a blue, pink, or green bunny box.  In addition, there are several DSP patterns to choose from.  Remember – this is all about choices!  Pink bunny with a pink baseball hat?  Green bunny with a pink bow?  What will you choose? 

We have plenty of Welcome Spring Stamp Camp space for stampers on both Friday and Saturday.  At this time, I am only aware of 5 people attending.  Friday, April 1st, 3 PM – 9 PM and Saturday, April 2nd, 9 AM – 4 PM.  4 projects for just $11.00.  We will be wet embossing, dry embossing, using the Big Shot, learning the faux pressed flower technique, and walking away with the know-how and instructions to reproduce all the projects.  Give me a call if you have any questions – 630-759-3089.  Hope to see you soon. 

Plan now for our May Stamp Camp is Blossoms, Butterflies and Birds” – A stamp camp dedicated to nature.  Friday May 6th, 3 PM – 9 PM and Saturday May 7th, 9 AM to 4 PM


Don’t miss out on your FREE PRODUCT for every $50.00 order placed by March 31st.  Give me a call today – 630-759-3089.


Holiday Milk Carton

IMG_1450The Stampin’ Up Milk Carton die makes an adorable container for candies and other little gifts.  This box can be used any time during the year, but is especially cute for Christmas.  I textured this carton with a texturz plate as an embossing folder would have taken out the score lines from the die.  The bird and border were punches from a scrap piece of Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper.  Although the top of the box could have been partly closed with an open spout, I preferred to simply close the top with a library clip.  This will allow the recipient to reuse the box.  Although it is not viewable, there is a “to from” tag hanging from the side of the carton.

IMG_1454These are the 3 holiday milk cartons I made today.  Each features a library clip closure in a different color.  The “dec. 25” carton has striped paper in olive, red and vanilla decorating the sides and a dainty little bow on the top.  We will be making these cute cartons at our Dec 3rd and 4th Tags and More Stamp Camp.  This will be an “embellish as you wish” project.  Don’t forget to let me know if you’re coming.  Check in tomorrow for another Stamp Camp idea.

Candy Wrapper Fun

Candy WrappersI absolute adore the candy wrappers made from the Bigz L Die (Page 10 in the Holiday mini catalog).  The wrapper – or treat box – takes 5 1/2 X 6 1/2” card stock and a bit of sticky strip.  Learning how to fold and twist the end is a bit tricky but let’s face it – if I can do it, ANYONE can do it!  The really fun part is decorating these fun boxes.  We will be making these candy wrappers at our October Fall Fantasy Stamp Camp on October 1st and 2nd.  Crafters will choose their card stock color and embellish as they desire- What Fun!  Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions – 630-759-3089.

Candy Wrapper end This is the end of the box after you have folded all the score lines and twisted it flat.





Candy Wrapper bats This is my Halloween candy wrapper, except as my Granddaughter Jailyn pointed out to me,  “Gram, you put the ghost on upside down.  Now  you have a white owl.”  I sprayed the bats and the upside down ghost with my “home brew” sparkle solution and they glitter when you see them in the light. 



Candy Wrapper bird

I used the bird punch on this treat box.  The designer series paper is retired and if you look closely, you can make out the poinsettia petals on the bird




Candy Wrapper fall best

Leaves and a small pumpkin embellish this fall candy wrapper.  I love the wide grosgrain ribbon and the tiny tag punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch.  I found some retired copper cording that really coordinates with the fall colors.

Candy Wrapper owl

Here is the owl punch again.  I love this punch.  When Granddaughter Jailyn saw this treat box, she felt I should give it to her as it was her favorite.  Of course she wanted it filled with candy!  Note the little “hello” tiny tag – such a cute message.


Candy Wrapper flowers

This pretty Concord Crush candy wrapper is embellished simply with So Saffron ribbon and punched Boho Blossoms with cute brad centers.  I used a bit of Tombo liquid adhesive to adhere the flowers to the box.

Don’t these look like FUN projects????