SO MANY STARS

So Many StarsThis is one of my favorite cards for this holiday season.  When we think about the true meaning of Christmas, this card says so much.  So Many Stars stamp set with the Stitched Stars Dies fills the night sky with many beautiful copper stars.  Thick Very Vanilla cs is layered with Night of Navy, Copper, and Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  The Banner Triple Punch gives our sentiment a crisp finish.  Although you can’t see it, the center of the copper layer is cut out and layered on a Sizzix adhesive sheet so that die cuts come out with the adhesive layer.  I know I had promised several folks that I would pre-cut the stars, but I’m finding some of the adhesive protective layer pulls off when the stars are removed from the dies so I may not be able to keep this promise.  Several stars are popped up on Dimensionals for a 3-D appearance.  Finally, adhesive backed copper star elements festoon the starry sky.  This is a very meaningful handmade gift from the heart!

Well crafters, you have seen the 4 offerings for November Stamp Camp.  If you haven’t already, please let me know which cards you wish to do and what day you might attend.  Thursday, 11/7 from 11 am – 6 pm, Friday 11/8 from 2 – 6 pm, and Saturday 11/9 from 9 am -  4 pm.  All supplies and tools are provided, as well as drinks and a snack.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  For December, we will have only 1 Christmas card that will feature a tea light reflecting thru a window.  We will also be doing calendars.  For those of you who are new, you will be given 10 calendars.  You can make as many as you wish during Stamp Camp and finish the rest at home.  We can do either easel calendars or refrigerator calendars with a magnetic backing.  My personal calendars are shown below.  The calendar to the left is done on an easel; the calendar to the right has magnetic strips on the back and lives happily on my refrigerator.  These make great gifts and fit perfectly in the A2 envelopes we use.

Calendar easel         IMG_0507         Calendar Refrigerator

I hope you can make it to November stamp camp.  Remember, the best gift is made with your hands and filled with your heart.

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

2019 CALENDARS

I love the opportunity to make these cute calendar gifts.  I gave one to my mother last year, my stylist, several friends, and 1 for my craft room and 1 for my refrigerator.  These can be done free standing or flat with magnetic strips on the back.  You can decorate them as you wish.

11.21.18 Calendars 1, 2These 2 free standing calendars are both embellished with copper metallic foil.  The navy calendar has copper and navy flowers and the calendar is framed in copper.  The polka dotted calendar has a copper flourish adhered to the front and the calendar is also framed in copper.

 

11.21.18 Calendars 3,4I love the owl calendar.  It would be perfect for a guy – actually, it would be perfect for me!  In addition to the owl punch, we have the bird punch, fox punch, and cat punch.  The butterfly blue and peach calendar of soft and very calming

 

 

 

11.21.18 Colored CalendarThis is one of my favorites.  The front of the calendar features some of the beautiful heavy DSP I earned last year during the Sale-A-Bration period.  I really stacked up on this lovely paper.  In the image to the left, I colored all the flowers and leaves with Stampin’ Blends. The Spectrum Noir markers can also be used and have a much greater color selection.  The tricky part of coloring this DSP is that you need to let the ink dry.  I colored all my leaves first,  Then I started with the flowers on the inside and worked out.  As the flowers are embossed in copper, the calendar was also framed in copper

11.21.18 Single CalendarThis cute butterfly calendar has the same dimensions as the other calendars but is made horizontally instead of vertically.  The butterfly DSP was cut this way in error so if you choose to use this beautiful background, you will need to cut your cs horizontally. 

 

 

 

11.21.18 Side view calendarThis image shows the side view of the upright calendar.  Cut a cardstock base at 4 1/4" x 11", and score at 5-1/2". Fold the card in half and burnish the edge with a bone folder. Cut another piece of the same color cardstock at 4" x 4", and score at 1/2", 2" and 3 1/2".  Burnish the fold lines to create the easel.  Glue the 1/2” tabs to the inside of the card base.  You can see the glued easel in this side view.  If desired, adhere a piece of 5 1/4 X 4 white cs to the back face of the easel for your sentiment.  Prepare the card front as desired. Adhere 5 1/4 X 4 DSP or card stock to the calendar front.  The Taylored Expression mini calendars measure 3 X 2 1/4.  Adhere your calendar securely (I use liquid glue or Sticky Strip) to coordinating card stock that measures 3 1/4 X 2 1/2.  After allowing the calendar to dry, adhere it securely to the calendar front.  Adhere embellishments as desired. 

We have pre-cut a large assortment of DSP for the calendar fronts.  Daughter Debbie has volunteered to man the paper cutter and cut the calendar frames and easels from the card stock you choose.  You can choose to make up to 10 calendars or you can choose to make a lesser amount along with the other offerings.  Don’t forget to let me know if you may be coming – November 29th from 12 Noon – 7 PM, November 30th from 2 – 7 PM, and December 1st from 9 AM– 4 PM.

Blessings, Rosemary – ( H )630.759.3089 – ( C )630.965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com.

CALENDARS FOR 2018

2018 is right around the corner and I thought this would be a great time for us to make calendars for the upcoming year.  We can do an upright desk-type calendar or one with an adhesive back that is perfect for the fridge door or a metal filing cabinet.

2017.11.20 Daisy CalendarThis was the first calendar I made.  I used Daffodil Delight cs for the actual calendar form and added a piece of Delightful Daisy DSP.  The calendar is mounted on a small piece of retired mint cs.  I stamped 2 daisies – one in Daffodil Delight and the other in Calypso Coral.  The daisies were punched out, layered and adhered to the calendar front with a punched green leaf stem.  I used quite a bit of liquid adhesive as this calendar needs to last a full year and I don’t want it falling apart.  I also tried to use neutral colors that would fit in most settings.

 

 

2017.11.20 2 calendars The calendar on the left uses Daffodil Delight DSP.  A So Saffron and a retired peach cs butterfly were die cut.  After applying Wink of Stella to the butterflies, they were adhered to the calendar front.  The calendar on the right was done in navy, red, and Wood Textures DSP.  Wood Words provides the art piece on the calendar.  As you can see, there are many possibilities.

2017.11.20 Magnet calendarBut what if you don’t want a calendar sitting on your counter or desk or nightstand or sitting anywhere?  Then magnets to the rescue!!!  The calendar on the left is flat with a 1 X 3 1/2” strip of HEAVY magnet on the back.  An extra contrasting piece of cs adds stability to the calendar.  Thus the DSP is 1/4” smaller.  The bird I stamped, colored and adhered is rather lost with the colorful DSP background.  Perhaps a flower would have been a better art piece!

You will be given several calendars – I’m not sure how many until I do a count.  You can make all of them at Stamp Camp, or take them home to make – totally your choice.  You will choose the DSP of your choice and then the coordinating card stocks.  Your art piece can be butterflies, daisies, Nola the Cat, a bird, an owl, a flower, or whatever we can come up with.  This is a fun project. 

This is our last stamp camp of the year.  We will start up again in February, 2018 just in time for Valentine’s Day.  In the meantime, I will keep you updated on any specials SU  might be having. 

Currently, the Online Extravaganza is going on.  2 products I have not mentioned are the new Stamparatus and the Stampin’ Blends.  The Stampin’ Blends are new markers from Stampin’ Up.  As many of you know, SU had Blendabilities on the market several years ago but stopped the production due to marker issues.  I wanted to try the Stampin’ Blends before I mentioned them to my favorite crafters.  I have them and you are welcome to try them if you are interested in markers that blend nicely.  The Stamparatus is the SU answer to the Misti.  The Stamparatus has several features that the Misti does not. The cost is $49 which is reasonable.  If you are interested in purchasing the Stamparatus, you can reserve one December 5–30, 2017 for mid March delivery, or January 15–30, 2018 for mid April delivery.  The challenge at hand is that for the first reservation period earlier this week, the allotted number sold out in 10 minutes.  This is a highly desired product and will be available in the 2018-2019 catalog.  I’m not sure how quickly the December or January reservations might sell out. You do have to provide a credit card number when you place your reservation.  Please see if me you are interested in the Stamparatus. If you are considering purchasing the Misti, you may want to hold off and purchase the Stamparatus instead due to the additional features. 

Don’t forget – December Stamp Camp is November 30 12N – 6 PM, December 1st 12 N – 6 PM, and December 2nd 9 AM – 4 PM.

Sending Thanksgiving Blessings,

Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

NOVEMBER STAMP CAMP

Hi Crafters – As I explained in a recent email, November Stamp Camp will offer the same cards originally scheduled for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  These 4 cards are shown below and will allow you to pick and choose for November Stamp Camp which will be held November 2 from 12 N to 8 PM, November 3 from 12 N to 8 PM, and November 4 from 8 AM to 4 PM.  Note that I have increased the hours. 

2017.10.10 Christmas PinesChristmas Pines is a delightful card done in Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and a touch of Garden Green in the pine greenery.  The warm and cozy Cable Knit embossing folder provides lots of depth and interest.  There are dies for the circles, pine cones and greenery.  Wink of Stella adds lots of glimmer to the pinecones and greenery.

 

2017.10.10 Christmas QuiltI adore the Christmas Quilt card. There are many different patterns you can choose from in the Quilted Christmas 6” X 6” DSP Stack and many different ways you can arrange the patterns.   I am partial to the multi-colored patterns but the red and green patterns are also nice.  Although you can’t tell from this image, the quilted piece is “stitched” which is an option.  The new Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder provides lots of texture.

2017.10.10 Christmas Quilt msgA special embellishment for the message layer of the Christmas Quilt card is the addition of a stitched felt embellishment (p. 5 in the 2017 holiday catalog).  Every card will include a red felt star, a holly embellishment as seen here, or a green felt tree.  I added a glimmer star to the tree on a card I did.  You can also stamp a tree if you prefer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017.10.10 Framed SnowflakesFramed Snowflakes was created from a similar card I saw done with leaves.  The foil frames are die cut with the Layering Square Framelits.  The metallic foil snowflakes are from the wonderful Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  Copper metallic foil was used on this card.  Gold and Champagne foils are also available.  The Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder provides the perfect background.  The “christmas” sentiment is from Sizzix.  Pearls embellish the snowflake centers and serve as the “dot” over the “I” in “christmas.”

2017.10.10 Night in BethlehemNight in Bethlehem was a favorite of many of those at October Stamp Camp.  This navy and silver card depicts Bethlehem stamped in Smoky Slate and then 2 different views die cut in metallic silver foil and adhered.  The trick to the card is keeping glue smudges and indentations off the foil.  The bottom die cut Bethlehem layer is “padded” with dimensionals on the upper middle buildings.  The circle is then trimmed with snips and overlaid with a navy circular frame.  I used a retired slanted embossing folder to give texture but not detract from the picture.  Mary and Joseph are stamped in navy, die cut and adhered to the Bethlehem image.  A silver glimmer star is elevated jubilantly in the sky.  A bit of silver Washi tape embellishes 2 corners of the front layer.

These are the 4 cards for November Stamp Camp.  The cost is $12 for the first 4 and $2 for each card thereafter.  12 cards would be $28.  For anyone who is a glutton for punishment and wants to do 16, the cost would be $34.  So pick and choose but please please please let me know early what cards you want and want day(s) you plan to be here.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY!

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The wood words bundle (page 159 in the 2017-2018 catalog) is just too cute.  The Wood Textures DSP offers endless possibilities and the crate is perfect for 3 inch cards as we see here , for a treat for a special person, or to embellish the front of a card.

The crate is die cut twice and the bottom and sides attached with Sticky Strip (my favorite) or a strong liquid adhesive – I don’t recommend snail.  Embellishments for the crate include a partial doily, red scalloped circle, Wood Words stamped circle and die cut rooster.  Two small banners of Night of Navy ribbon and a tag finish the front crate layer.

The 3” red card matches the crate.  A layer of navy and Wood Textures DSP are softened with a doily.  A navy circle, red scalloped circle, Wood Words stamped circle and die cut rooster embellish the card front.  Finally, 2 pieces of navy ribbon and a “for you” tag finish the card.  There are other stamps and dies available; I just happen to like the red rooster and navy flower combination!

The DSP crate will hold 3-4 3” cards with envelopes.  If placing something heavy in the crate, regular card stock would be sturdier than the DSP although you could easily cover a card stock crate with the DSP. 

While I think of it, here is a copy of the end of year stamp camp.  I will have copies to hand out at September Stamp Camp.  And don’t forget – 20% SU product discount for the entire month of September.  Stay tune for the next blog – Birthday Memories!!!

Rosemary’s 2017 End of Year Stamp Camp Schedule

Date

Theme

Time

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September Stamp Camp

September 7

September 8

September 9

A Little Bit Country

12 N – 6 PM

12 N – 6 PM

9 AM – 4 PM

October Stamp Camp

October 5

October 6

October 7

A Little Bit Scary

12 N – 8 PM

12 N – 6 PM

9 AM – 4 PM

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

October 19 (12 max)

October 21 (12 max)

A Little Bit Ho Ho Ho

12 N – 8 PM

8 AM – 4 PM

November Stamp Camp

November 2

November 3

November 4

A Little Bit Thankful

12 N – 8 PM

12 N – 6 PM

9 AM – 4 PM

December Stamp Camp

November 30

December 1

December 2

A Little Bit Christmas

12 N –6 PM

12 N – 6 PM

9 AM – 4 PM

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 (h) – 630/965-1965 (c) – paperrose01@aol.com

Christmas in July

Are you ready for some Christmas?  Remember, the more you do now, the less you will need to do later!!!!  For the first time ever, I am offering Christmas in July – 8 cards – 4 each of 2 totally different cards.  These are not difficult cards – no bows, no heat embossing, no fancy cuts. 

2016.06.21 Xmas 2The first card is simple but elegant – done in white, gold and black.  The nativity scene is a wonderful die from Lawn Fawn.  A 3” gold circle is added behind the die cut and elevated on Stampin’ Dimensionals.    The gold rays come from the Stampin’ Up  Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set.  My favorite Softly Falling embossing folder gives a textured feel to the top layer.  Narrow gold ribbon runs behind the sentiment.  The card is layered on gold and thick Whisper White cs. 

 

 

2016.06.21 Xmas 2 messageThe message layer features the gold stamped rays as seen on the card front.  I stamped my front and inside messages in black from a new Lawn Fawn set.  I have lots of Stampin’ Up Christmas message stamps that could also be used – the choice is up to the stamper. 

For Christmas in July, all paper will be pre-cut.  The nativity scene and 3” gold circle will be pre-cut for you.  As soon as I know you are coming, I will pre-stamp the gold rays to allow them ample time to dry.

Christmas in July will be held on Thursday, July 7th from 9 AM to 9 PM and on Saturday, July 9th from 9 AM to 4 PM.  We will be celebrating my Mother’s 98th birthday on July 8th!!!  A great thing about these cards is that you can do the basics at my craft table and take them home to put them together or add embellishments.  The cost for the 8 cards is $15.00 – a Christmas bargain! 

Seating will be limited!  I will need to know no later than Sunday July 3rd if you will be attending.  If you prefer to do more of one card and less of the other, please let me know now so I cut the correct amount of paper.  The sooner you can let me know if you will or will not be attending, the easier the prep will be for me. 

Also, Stamp Camp for the remainder of the year will be:  August 11, 12, 13 – September 1, 2, 3 – October 6, 7, 8 – November 3, 4, 5.  We will have Christmas in November on November 17, 18, 19 and make another 8 Christmas cards.  On December 1, 2, 3, I will be offering a holiday pop-up box workshop. 

Summer Blessings,  Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Summer Roses

I am amazed at the beautiful rose crafts that are being made with the Rose Garden Thinlit Dies.  The Rose Wonder stamp set is great, but it is the rose thinlits that do all the work.  For our May Stamp Camp, we will be doing 2 cards that use the Rose Garden Thinlit Dies.  These are wonderful cards to honor the women in our lives.

2016.04.30 Formal RoseThe first card is a tad bit formal.  Done in Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride and Whisper White, the Rose Garden Thinlit Die highlights the use of  negative space.  The rose actually slips into the die cut cs like a puzzle piece.  Embellishments are limited to 2 pink butterflies and a few pearls.  The message is stamped on white scrap in Archival Basic Gray, and outlined in Smoky Slate.  The matching die from the Rose Garden Thinlit Dies makes this sentiment a breeze. 

 

I have seen the rose die used many different ways. 

 

2016.04.30 Watercolor Rose 1

I have seen this rose die used many different ways.  I thought it might be fun to do a watercolor background and let the negative space feature the blended colors.  This is almost a sunrise background with a Crushed Curry rose.  After wetting my watercolor cs, I started with a dab of Daffodil Delight and swirled it around on the cs.  Then I added a bit of Tangelo Twist and finally some Real Red.  Additional water is added and the Aqua Pen blends the colors beautifully.  The watercolor cs has a thin border of Basic Black which accents the colors and keeps them from blending into the Melon Mambo card

 

2016.04.30 Watercolor Rose2This card features a background of Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, and Garden Green.  The Melon Mambo decided to form a “hurricane” and flows to the bottom of the watercolor cs.  The Garden Green is noted in the bottom left corner.  The mixed colors appear slightly lavender and Elegant Eggplant cs is used for both the rose and the card.  The sentiment is stamped on white scrap, outlined in Melon Mambo and die cut with the matching thinlit.  A few butterflies are added for interest.  Although very hard to see, the negative space of the rose has been colored with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush and sparkles in the light.

 

2016.04.30 Watercolor Rose 3This striking birthday card features a background of Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Tangerine Tango.  Pacific Point cs gives us a striking rose and a Melon Mambo card coordinates well.  Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush is used to color the actual rose outline and the negative space of the rose.  Note the thin gold strands under the birthday sentiment.  This is the marvelous gold metallic thread.  I purchased it in both gold and silver and like it so well that I ordered an extra roll of each in case it is not carried over to the new catalog which will be out the beginning of June.  Lots of surprises coming!!!!

2016.04.30 Watercolor Rose4

The final sample is monochromatic done in Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, and Wisteria Wonder.  I was surprised how much blue is in these colors.  The card features a Melon Mambo rose and is on a Perfect Plum card.  Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush is used is color in all the negative space as well as the rose outline.  Water coloring can be wet, messy work.  This is a good stamp camp to wear really old clothes!!!  My hands were multi-colored by the time I had water-colored all the samples. 

 

 

2016.04.30 Watercolor Rose sentiment

The Rose Garden Thinlits Dies also includes a smaller rose die seen here on the sentiment layer.  One or two of these roses could be used on a card front.  There is a stem of negative space leaves and a small flower die as well as the label die included in this set. 

I hope you can attend the May Stamp Camp.  We are doing 2 additional fun cards not shown here.  Dates and times are Thursday May 5 from 12 Noon to 9 PM, Friday May 6 from 2 –9 PM, and Saturday May 7 from 9 AM to 9 PM.  If you know what day you might come, it is helpful – but not required – if you can let me know.  The cost remains $12 and includes all tools and supplies.  If you would like a kit prepared, the cost is the same.

Don’t forget that the current catalogs are discontinued on May 31st.  The new catalog is available online on June 1st.  I will notify you when my catalogs are in and you can stop by and pick one up.  Check out the retiring list at 2016 Retiring SU items.  Some items have been discounted. 

Mark your calendars now for June Stamp Camp – masculine cards for the men in our lives.  Dates are June 2, 3, and 4.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Hope to see you on May 5, 6 or 7. 

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com