Can you believe June is right around the corner?  I have planned something different for June Stamp Camp.  We will be doing a ONE SHEET WONDER.  A One Sheet Wonder means cutting up one sheet of paper and using it to create several different cards.  The designer series paper we will be using is Dainty Flowers.  We used a different pattern of this lovely DSP last month.  A full sheet of this DSP will make 8 cards – 2 sets of 4 different cards.  You can do 1 set of 4 cards, 2 sets of 4 cards (8), 3 sets of 4 cards (12) and on up.  You will just need to tell me how many sets of cards you wish to make.  The sentiments can be birthday, thinking of you, just for you, hello – or any of the available sentiment stamps.  I chose to use Go To Greetings for my samples but you can choose any sentiment you desire. 

05.21.23 View 1The first card – or view 1, comes from the far left side of this pattern of the Dainty Flowers DSP.  The paper was cut at 5 1/4 inches at the top and bottom with a 1 1/2 strip left from the middle.  The 5 1/4  X 12 inch pieces were then cut into 3 inch sections.  As noted above, what we see here is the far left 3 X 5 1/4” section.  The card is done in the bookbinder style.  There are 2 different Wrapped in Texture embossing folders that can be used for the Old Olive strip.  A strip of Baker’s Twine rests in the card fold.   Butterflies from Graphics Fairy were chosen for the 4 cards, 2 of which we see here.  Rhinestones colored with a purple Sharpie embellish the front layer

05.1`.12 View 2The second card – or view 2, comes from the second 3 inch portion of the left side of the DSP.  This simple triangle card layout calls for a 3 X 4 section of DSP.  The original 3 X 5 1/4 piece is trimmed – a little on the top and more on the bottom to allow as much color as possible.  The 3 X 4 section is cut in half and layered on 3 1/4 X 4 1/4 cardstock also cut in half.  Starry Sky was used here.  The sentiment is cut with the Banners Pick A Punch and layered over a thin strip of Starry Sky.  Although hard to see, there are 3 small blue butterflies and 3 blue rhinestones embellishing the card front.

05.21.23 View 3The third card – or view 3, comes from the 3” section that is third from the left, or second from the right strip of Dainty Flowers DSP.  The embossed Blackberry Bliss cs creates a very elegant but simple card.  The retired Swirls and Curls embossing folder adds to the elegance and simplicity.  The DSP is framed in Blackberry Bliss which gives a break between the artwork and the embossed cs.  A single butterfly and 3 pastel pearls embellish this lovely card. No sentiment was added as I felt it would detract from the elegance of the card.

05.21.23 View 4

Our fourth and final card – or view 4 comes from the 3” section of Dainty Flowers DSP that is the right end of the 12”strip of DSP.  This card is done in the flip style and the front panel flips up to show the message layer.  Panels of Crushed Curry festoon both sides of the DSP panel.  The Ornate Floral Embossing Folder provides both interest and depth.  The sentiment uses the Banners Pick A Punch on the ends and is layered over a thin strip of Blackberry Bliss.  2 different butterflies and 3 purple colored rhinestones embellish the card front.

05.21.23 One Sheet Wonder msg layerAt the beginning of this post, I mentioned there was a 12 X 1 1/2 inch strip of Dainty Flowers DSP left from the middle of the 12 X 12 sheet after 5 1/4” was cut off each end for the DSP portion of the 4 cards.  This strip was cut into 4 X 1/2 inch pieces for the message layer of each card and provides a bit of color. The strips for views 1 and 4 will need to trimmed to 3”.

And so we have it – 4 cards from a 12 X 5 1/4” sheet of DSP – or 8 cards from a whole sheet.  You choose how many sets you want – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or more.  Just let me know as soon as you can, how many sets you want and which day you plan on coming, or if you need Cards to Go.  The dates for June Stamp Camp are June 1, 2, and 3 from 10 – 4 each day.  You can come all 3 days or whatever hours work for your schedule.  Just let me know.

Mark your calendars now for July Stamp Camp – July 6, 7 and 8.  We will be doing 1 Christmas card in July and will continue making 1 – 2 Christmas cards per month up until Christmas  We will also be making a geranium card and inking vellum for a fun and decorative card front, 

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630,759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

A Button Garden

What better way to enjoy summer than out in your garden – or someone else’s garden.  I would love to go to the Botanical Garden about now but would probably appreciate it more in the dead of winter.  At the August Stamp Camp, we are going to create our own garden – with buttons!

buttons gems 2Isn’t this a cute way to celebrate summer and use up spare buttons?   I’ve used a color scheme of Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe with retired Designer Series Paper.  The scallop border punch adds interest to the bottom of the card as well as the “grass” for the garden.  The flower stems were stamped in Wild Wasabi and Pistachio Pudding from the new Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamp Set.  The buttons were added with a micro Glue Dot and a bit of liquid adhesive.  The gems were added with liquid adhesive.  I love the message “HAPPY BLOOMING BIRTHDAY” which is part of the Flower Patch set.  Button sewed use this

For those of you who want to try something a bit different – why not tie your flower on with a bit of embroidery thread as I did here.  I simply held my button in place with a micro Glue Dot and threaded my needle thru the front and back up.  I’ve even pre-threaded 3 large needles!  Note the use of Pool Party ribbon on this card versus the retired Crisp Cantaloupe ribbon used on the first card.  You will choose your buttons, your choice of ribbon, and how you choose to attach your “flowers” to the garden – adhesive with gem centers, or embroidery thread.  The choice is yours!

Hope to see you on August 7, 8 or 9.  Mark the September Stamp Camp dates on your calendar now – Sept 4, 5, 6.  If  you can, let me know which date you will be coming or if you need to schedule an alternate date/time.  Keep an eye out for your holiday catalogues which should be arriving shortly.  I will have extras if you need to pick one up or want me to send it to you.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com