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

Dear Valentine–Part II

Wood You Be Mine?

Wood you be mine 1

I love this card!  Complete with log chunks, this card is perfect for the man in your life – your Dad, hubby, boyfriend, brother, uncle, neighbor.  Keeping with the Calypso Coral and Real Red color theme, this Valentine card has DSP – again from the Love DSP Stack, logs cut from some “antique” DSP, and the cutest lumberjack ever.  Blendabilities quickly add color to the lumberjack , and background trees place our guy deep in the forest.  The addition of Calypso Coral ribbon and a few hearts give a soft touch.  I must admit, however, that the red glitter heart is placed as it is for a very good reason – a smudge of Early Espresso that was the result of dirty fingertips!  Alas, I remembered our motto – when you have a lemon, make lemonade.  So, I grabbed my small heart punch, some red glitter paper, and behold – the smudge is now WELL HIDDEN!  Everyone will enjoy making this cute card at February Dear Valentine Stamp Camp.

By now, creating 4 cards using my Love DSP Stack, I had quite a few bits and pieces of designer paper.  Wanting to be “green”, I developed our final project for the Dear Valentine Stamp Camp. 

2015-01-19 2015-01-19 001 025A double treat box seemed like the perfect way to use scraps of DSP.  These Tiny Treat Boxes are perfect for candy or other little goodies for special people.  The boxes are inexpensive – 25 for $6.95.  They construct easily and are very sturdy.  Plus, each panel is easily decorated with a 1 3/4 inch square of DSP.  Although I have connected the two boxes in the past with sticky strip, I chose to leave these boxes attached only with the sturdy grosgrain ribbon.  I added one of the darling bows made with DSP and the new Bow Builder Punch, stamped Happy Valentines Day on Whisper White CS, die cut the message, sponged it in red and attached it with a cute little gold colored clothespin.  Isn’t this a cute idea?

2015-01-19 2015-01-19 001 002    2015-01-19 2015-01-19 001 006    2015-01-19 2015-01-19 001 011

Now that you’ve seen all 4 projects for the February Dear Valentine Stamp Camp, aren’t you ready to come on over and start the fun?  I hope you can make it.  The dates and hours are:  Thursday February 5th from 2 – 9 PM; Friday February 6th from 2 – 9 PM; and Saturday February 7th from 9 AM to 4 PM.  The cost remains the same as 2013 – $12.00, and includes all materials and tools you will need. 

REMEMBER – Free DSP if you let me know by January 26th that you are coming.  The Love DSP Stack is too cute and this is a great way to get it at no extra cost to you.  Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration.  Give me a call if you have any questions!

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

Dear Valentine

3 Color FoxThe 2015 Paperrose01 Blog is back in business!  I hope everyone had a peaceful and joyous holiday.  I am simply happy it is over, the decorations have been packed away, and life has returned to semi-normal.  However, Valentine’s Day will be here in less than 1 month!  Remember to let me know by January 26th if you will be attending the February Dear Valentine Stamp Camp on February 5, 6, and 7 so I will have time to order and receive your free Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  You will use the DSP for your Dear Valentine cards and treat box.  You can mix and match however you wish and have lots of DSP left to take home!

Before we look at the Dear Valentine projects, I want to share two cards my husband and I received from one of our granddaughters.  We had given the Stampin’ Up Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kits to several of our granddaughters as part of their Christmas.  Aren’t these cute? 

Jailyn 01    Jailyn 02     

I love all the embellishments that are included in the Stampin’ Up kits.   This particular kit even includes an acrylic block for the included stamps.   If you are looking for a gift for a child or an adult you think might be interested in stamping, this would make a wonderful present.

The next cards are part of our Dear Valentine Stamp Camp.  As you will see, the style is the same for all 3 cards.  The only thing that differs is the DSP combination and the focal point stamp.  The color scheme of Real Red. Whisper White, and Calypso Coral is the same foe each card.  For your card, you will choose your DSP and any of the available focal point stamps.  You can copy one of my cards, or create one that is very different from mine.

3 Color Fox    3 Color Bird    3 Color Heart

Each card has 3 different styles of DSP from the Stacked with Love DSP Stack.  I also used Baker’s twine – either gold or white – on each card.  The focal point is highlighted on a red glitter starburst and Calypso Coral circle.  Blendabilities were used to color the 2 stamps from the Hey Valentine set.  The heart from the Language of Love set was stamped in Real Red.  Valentine stamps from previous years will also be available for you to use. 

Our next card for the February Dear Valentine Stamp Camp is entitled  Happy Heart, and uses the new Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  For $7.95, this is a great investment and can be used for many occasions throughout the year.

Heart EmbossI used a Rose Red and Pink Pirouette color combination with this card.  I love the texture that the Happy Heart embossing folder provides.  The new Confetti Heart Border Punch was used on a piece of rose cs and the resulting tiny hearts were scattered among the larger pink hearts.  A bit of 1/8 inch silver ribbon and a silver glitter banner add some bling.  Finally, a DSP heart from the Love DSP Stack is popped up and the cute “BE MINE” message from the You Plus Me stamp set is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  This card is perfect for a friend or loved one.

 

 

Sale-A-Bration is currently taking place for Stampin’ Up thru March 31st.  This is an annual occurrence and is quite simple – you choose one free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spent (before tax and shipping).  Get those products you’ve been wanting, and earn more for free at the same time.  This is a great time to replenish your paper and ink supplies.  And have you looked thru the Occasions Catalog that is current thru June 2nd?  Now is the time to buy from this catalog while taking advantage of the Sale-A-Bration items.  You can view the Occasions Catalog at Winter/Spring Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration products at Sale-A-Brations Catalog

I hope you are enjoying this short spurt of weather as much as I am!  I would LOVE weather that never dropped below freezing!  Don’t forget to let me know about February Stamp Camp so you can get your free DSP stack and remember to check out the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Brations catalog.  I will be posting the remaining two Dear Valentine projects later today.

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

Ornamental Pine – a dryer sheet card

PineI love this card!  The shimmer of glitter on the dryer sheet is just gorgeous!!!!  The technique of using a dryer sheet is quite simple but can be a bit messy with all the glitter.  The pine images were first stamped in Garden Green.  Soft Suede was used to stamp the pine cones.  I found that if the pine cone image does not quite land on the branch, you can extend the pine cone stem with one of the brown Blendabilities.  Then a used and ironed dryer sheet is sprayed with a craft glue,  Working quickly, the sheet is pressed sticky side down over your stamped image.  All the wrinkles are worked out and glitter is sprinkled heavily over the dryer sheet.  I like to press the glitter into the sheet.  It takes about 1 hour for the glitter to dry.  Then you simply trim the extra dryer sheet off and adhere your layer to the Early Espresso cs.  I added two red ribbon trims to the card front before adhering the front to the Soft Suede card.  The end result is a beautiful card that is worth the glitter you will wear home!

This is our fourth and final card for our November Stamp Camp.  Just as a reminder, the dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday – November 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Times are 2 – 9 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday.

Stamp-A-Stack will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – November 13th, 14th, and 15th.  I have amended the times to 12 N – 9 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.  If you wish, I am willing to do some of the normal card prep for you – embossing folders, die cutting, etc.  This will save you some time.  As you craft your cards, you will do each step 3 or 4 times which does speed up your process.  We will discuss this more on the upcoming Stamp-A-Stack blogs and at November Stamp Camp.

If you know you are coming and can let me know which day, it is helpful, but not required.  Give me a call, or send an E-mail if you have any questions or concerns.

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