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

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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

Oh Happy Day! Let me know by May 20th if you are coming to June Stamp Camp

SAMSUNG CSCI love “Happy Day!”  This standard sized card features the wood & DSP stack.  Early Espresso is our card color and the DSP deep green and shades of gray, brown and white are perfect.  I die a circle in my “wood” with the Circles Collection Framelits and used the Owl Builder punch with another DSP pattern to give me Mr. Owl.   The vest can be punched from any DSP and I have a small container of owl vests pre-punched for you.  The Owl Builder punch provides your eyes and I punched a black, gray, and white eyeball assortment.  I used the Word Bubbles Framelits Dies to punch out my “Happy Day.”  I’m sad to report that these dies are retiring along with the “Just Sayin’” stamp set.  I love using the Word Bubbles with an animal image that appears to be “speaking” the message!

SAMSUNG CSCMr. Owl is wearing a plaid vest on this “Happy Day” card.  I used google eyeballs which are cute on the gray and black eyes. The owl sticks out of the tree hold and uses Stampin’ Dimensionals to give him some dimension.  In case you are wondering what type of card might feature an owl saying “Happy Days,” how about a birthday, father’s day, retirement, or promotion?  This card can be used for any male celebratory occasion.

The DSP used on the “Happy Day!” card is part of the Adventure Bound DSP stack that is included in the June Stamp Camp $12.00 charge.  Remember to let me know no later than Wednesday, May 20th if you will be attending – not the June 20 date reported in my previous blog.  I need sufficient time to order the paper stacks and have them back for stamp camp.

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

Let’s Celebrate the Men in our Lives

June is the month for Father’s Day.  Many of us no longer have Fathers, myself included.  But we all have a male Grandfather, Uncle, husband, son, nephew, neighbor, or boss.  So our June Stamp Camp celebrates the men in our lives.

SAMSUNG CSCOur “To A Classic” card features a classic Model A stamped on Sahara Sand in Night of Navy and is part of the “Guy Greetings” stamp set.  This 22 piece set is available in the wood, clear, or photopolymer (my favorite) and is being carried over into the new catalogue.  Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand are the other colors used in the card.  A wide lagoon banner and 1 1/4” striped grosgrain ribbon frame the stamped image. The Squares Collection Framelits assist in our shapes.  Note the neutral plaid DSP background.  This is one of the two-sided 48 sheets found in the Adventure Abound DSP paper stack that is included in the standard June Stamp Camp price of $12.00.  There are 4 of each 12 patterns. This is really a good deal but you need to notify me no later than Wednesday June 20th that you are coming as that will allow me sufficient time to order the paper stacks.  Here are some of the other DSP patterns shown in the Adventure Abound DSP stack:

2015.05.18 DSP2What a wonderful assortment.  You will use the DSP from your stamp pack for your cards and can change the paper to whatever you wish as long as it coordinates with the pre-cut card stock. 

Make sure you let me know if you plan on coming to June Stamp Camp – June 4th and 5th from 2 PM to 9 PM, and on June 6th from 9 AM to 4 PM.  If you would prefer a kit for the $12.00 price, just let me know ahead of time.  But YOU MUST NOTIFY ME BY WEDNESDAY JUNE 20 TO INSURE YOU WILL HAVE AN ADVENTURE ABOUND PAPER STACK!

Check back shortly for the next post as all the June Stamp Camp blogs will be posted today.  And don’t forget to check out the retiring stamp set and accessory lists at Retiring Products.

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