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

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Dear Valentine–Part II

Wood You Be Mine?

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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?

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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

Bearing Gifts

I always think of little children at Christmas time.  We celebrate the birth of Jesus and see tots and toddlers become so excited. with this birthday celebration.  “Bearing Gifts” portrays my thoughts of children on their way to visit Baby Jesus with their gifts for him.  Perhaps we should add a lone gold star leading the way. 

Bearing GiftsThis cheerful card is done in Real Red and Early Espresso with the single image stamped in Black Memento on a sponged Whisper White Top Note.  Difficult to see is the light blue chalk applied lightly around the bear, and a bit of tan chalk applied to the bear’s tummy.  The image  is layered on Nordic Noel DSP and Early Espresso.  The toddlers have been colored with Blendabilities and Frosted Sequins added to the wintry scene. 

This is the third of four cards for our November Stamp Camp to be held on November 6th, 7th, and 8th.  The cost is $12 and will include all tools and supplies.  We will have fresh fruit out and of course beverages are ALWAYS available.  I hope you can come.  Stamp-A-Stack is quickly arriving on November 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Samples will be posted on the blog after I finish posting our stamp camp samples.  I wish there were many more hours per day than 24!  Somehow I can’t seem to get everything done!!!!!

The final November Stamp Camp blog post will be of the “Ornament Pine” Stamp Set which we will be doing as a dryer sheet card.  If I am unable to post this yet today, I will send it out tomorrow as early as possible.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

A Christmas Cardinal

Cardinal 2Cardinals are one of nature’s gifts both for the holidays and all year around.  The cardinal pictured on this card comes from the Beauty of the Season Stamp Set.  The branch, berries, and cardinal are on one stamp which simplifies the stamping process.  We used a Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler color scheme.  Yum – the words crumb cake and cherry cobbler in one sentence surely make me hungry – especially since I haven’t had any cake in over a year!!!  The oval on the cherry cs was die cut with the ovals framelits.  The layer was then run thru the Big Shot with the new Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This is a beautiful, curvy embossing folder.  The cardinal/branch image was stamped in Memento black ink on Very Vanilla cs that had previously been misted with my “home brew” glittery spray.  The branch image was colored with Crumb Cake and Old Olive Blendabilities.  Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities were used to tint the cardinal, berries and 9 rhinestones.  After the card was assembled, the rhinestones and an off-white bow were added.  Two wonderful messages are available with this set that can be used inside the card and/or on the envelope. 

This is the second of four cards we will be making at the November Stamp Camp.  The next post showing “Bearing Gifts” will be out shortly.  I am really running behind this month.  However, I will be ready for you crafters on November 6th, 7th, and 8th at our November Stamp Camp.

As a reminder, the Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set 139523 that came out last

iPad-2014.10.20-10.25.17.000month, is still available.  Cost is $15.95.  This is a beautiful set and would look wonderful stamped on vellum and colored with Blendabilities on the back side of the Vellum.  I expect my set to arrive this week and will have it out for you to view at stamp camp. 

I will also have the Stamp-A-Stack samples out for you to view as well as on upcoming blogs.  You can choose to do 3 or 4 each of the 5 stamp set samples.  Cost will be $30 for 15 cards (you choose to make 3 each) and $38 for 20 cards (you choose to make 4 each).  This cost includes everything except snail adhesive.  If you choose to have snail adhesive included with the set, the cost is an extra $4 which would then be $34/$42.  I tried to keep the cards less costly, but with layering and embellishments, the cost adds up.  Snail adhesive will be available for purchase at the normal $2/roll.  I make nothing selling the snail at this price – it is my cost.  I will have a sheet available for sign-ups, or you can notify me by E-mail if you will be attending.

Check back shortly for the next Blog – “Bearing Gifts.”  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 

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

Give Thanks for All Things

Halloween has passed and the fall time change has taken place.  My Grandkids were over today jumping in leaves that my sweet husband had raked into piles.  Such fun!  I remember jumping into piles of leaves when I was a child in California.  I’m afraid if I tried to do that today, I would break another ankle or not be able to get out of the leaves!  Fall leaves remind me of Thanksgiving which is fast approaching.  Our Thanksgiving card for November Stamp Camp comes from the “For All Things” stamp set.    Give Thanks for All Things

Our colorful Thanksgiving card has a color scheme of Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede and Whisper White.  We stamped and die cut the leaves with the Fun Fall Framelits Dies.  A wooden chestnut was pressed into the Soft Suede ink pad and presto – a brown chestnut appeared!  Twine was gathered into loops and adds a light touch.  A small strip of Color Me Autumn DSP extends from the inside of the card carrying thru the Cajun Craze hue.  This is a card you will be proud to send to a best friend or relative.

 

 

Give Thanks For All Things insideInside the card, Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape has been adhered to the top and bottom of the white card stock.  The message “Grateful For You” is stamped and layered to coordinate with the message on the card front.  We will be lining the envelopes for this card with the Color Me Autumn DSP.  A classy touch to a classy card!

We will also be creating 3 Christmas cards at our November Stamp Camp.  I apologize for not posting the samples sooner.  I have been busy busy busy preparing for our Przybylski Halloween Open House and working on the samples for our Stamp-A-Stack so they can also be posted and viewed at the November Stamp Camp.  As a reminder, the November Stamp Camp is Thursday, Friday, Saturday – November 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Times on Thursday and Friday are from 2 – 9 PM; and 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday.  Cost is $12.00 and includes all supplies as well as drinks and fresh fruit.

Stamp-A-Stack will be on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – November 13th, 14th, and 15th.  The times will be the same as normal Stamp Camp and I will let you know if we decide to start earlier.  You are welcome to come 1, 2, or all 3 days and spread out your crafting.  We have 5 stamp sets and you can choose to make 3 or 4 of the 5.  For those of us who are math challenged – that means you can make 15 or 20 cards.  More to come. 

I hope you can come to our November Stamp Camp as we will be using the Ornamental Pine stamp set to create a card with an overlay of a dryer sheet and glitter.  You will go home sparkling!  We will also be making a card with the Cardinal from Beauty of the Season and a cute card with the Bearing Gifts stamp set.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com