Valentine Panda

Oh My Gosh – I just love the Party Pandas!  And the set is FREE!  You can’t buy this set; you can only get it thru the Sale-A-Bration celebration.  Spend $50 (before tax and shipping) and this set can be yours – or any set found in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

01.19.18 VD Panda WOSThis simple red, black and white card is so cute and perfect for a child or an adult.  The pandas have all been pre-cut with my Christmas present – the Scan’N’Cut!  This great tool cut out the pandas, the hedge-hogs and even the circles and scallop circles.  The doily adds texture and interest.  However, the majority of the Stampin’ Up doilies have one area that is “chopped” off.  So, I have learned to work around the area by hiding it.  Thus, the small black lace bow toward the top of the card.  The sentiment banner comes from Bloomin’ Love set.  There are several sentiments to choose from.

01.19.18 VD PandaIn this second sample, you will see several changes.  The DSP is from last year and there are many patterns to choose from.  The reverse side is white with a red pattern.  The little red heart on the letter Panda is carrying is smaller than the previous sample.  The first sample has a small red glimmer heart adhered to the letter.  Another difference is that the panda does not appear to be as dark as the first sample.  The first panda has black Wink of Stella applied to the black portion of the bear.  The second panda is only the stamped image. 

Isn’t this a card you would love to make?  The February stamp camp dates/times are February 1st and 2nd from 2 – 7 pm, and February 3rd from 9 am – 4 pm.  You may notice that I have changed the 2018 stamp camp hours.  This allows me to spend additional time with my mother.  She will be 100 in July!  However, if you need to come earlier or later, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate the time best for you!

Finally, I will be offering a 20% product discount for the month of February!  This is the time to stock up on your paper, inks and embellishments.  Plus there are some great stamp sets and bundles in the new occasions catalog – Occasions Catalog.  And remember, for every $50 in product, you can choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure – Sale-A-Brations.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at stamp camp.  Let me know what day you might be coming so I have adequate card stock cut.  Check back tomorrow to see the last Valentine card. 

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

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Sure Do Love You

Welcome back Crafters.  Our second project for February Stamp Camp features the recently retired Quilt Builder Framelits Dies and the new Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.01.19.18 VD Quilt 1

This valentine card features a Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, and gold foil color scheme.  A retired heart embossing folder serves as the background for a scattering of hearts punched from the DSP.  This specialty DSP has many gold foil accents on one side with a brushstroke imagery on the other side.  The quilt image is die cut with in the DSP with a Melon Mambo frame, Rich Razzleberry background and gold foil frame.  The banner message is stamped in Melon Mambo and popped up with dimensionals.  This card is perfect for a favorite loved one.

01.19.18 VD Quilt 2Our second sample may be more appropriate for a close friend.  The retired (but still available on the Clearance Rack) Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds dimension to the background.  The quilt art is identical to the first sample with the exception of a smaller gold foil heart.  Four hearts are scattered on the background compared to seven on the previous sample.  The sentiment “Just for You” can be used for any anyone – a neighbor, co-worker, friend, secret pal, etc.  You can choose the embossing folder of your choice, message, and number of hearts to embellish your card.   How you create your card is up to you.  There are dies and punches for all the art work so no fussy cutting is needed.

Sound like fun?  Check back soon to see card #3 – Valentine Panda featured on a red, white and black card. The Party Pandas stamp set is free with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).

Remember the dates – February 1, 2, and 3.  Let me know if you plan on attending so I have your kit ready to go.

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

Happy 2018

Hi Crafters!  I’m back for another year of Stampin’Up and crafting with you!  We are starting the year in February – February 1, 2, and 3.  Let’s take a look at the Hedgehog Hugs card we will be doing:

01.19.18 VD Hedgehog 2New laptop for me (hand-me-down from a son) so bear with me .  This is such a cute card – much cuter than the image we see.  Done in an Early Espresso and Real Red color theme, the softly water colored hedgehog on the right is offering the other hedgehog a single flower.  The message, which is hard to read here, says “Sending hedgehugs your way…”

I have been using my Christmas present Scan’n’Cut for the cutting and it has been a learning curve.  I have since learned to add a slight margin around the images so my second sample will be a tinge different. For one thing, the stem for the flower will be a bit wider.   I used the new Stampin’Up Stampin’ Blends for my water coloring.  These are great pens for water coloring.  My mother actually wanted her own set!  The beautiful Wood Textures Designer Paper gives our hedgehogs a perfect background.  You will choose the wood pattern of your choice.  A bit of burlap ribbon and a few red glimmer hearts finish the card.

This is such a wonderful time of year for Stampin’ Up. Did you receive your new Occasions catalog?   If not, let me know, and I will send one your way or you can check it out here Occasions Catalog.  You can find our Hedgehogs in this catalog on page 38.  This is the time of year for Sale-A-Brations.  In case you have never experienced Sale-A-Brations, it is a reward promotion that takes place through March 31st, 2018.  There is a Sale-A-Bration brochure that shows the items you can choose from.  For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you choose a Free product from the brochure.  New this year are even bigger rewards when you spend $100 (before tax and shipping).  If you didn’t receive this brochure, just let me know and I will send one out to you, or you can check it out here Sale-A-Bration.   You will  find the darling Party Pandas set on page 15 of this brochure.  These pandas will be featured on another of our February Valentine cards. 

So mark your calendars now!  February Stamp Camp (AKA Hearts and Hedgehogs) will be held from 2-7 PM on Thursday and Friday February 1 and 2, and from 9 AM-4 PM on Saturday, February 3.  I promise you fun and 4 very different cards.  The price remains at $12 which includes and the tools and supplies and whatever water, soda and munchies you can find.  Check back tomorrow for another post that will feature the retired quilt dies and the beautiful Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (see page 19 in the new Occasions Catalogue).

Keep Warm!  Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

NOEL Eclipse Cards

2017.11.20 Bethlehem NoelI know several of you have wondered what an eclipse card looks like, so we are going to make 2 during December Stamp Camp.  Eclipse cards are also referred to as shadow cards.  The cards are created by stamping your background and then cutting out your image.  The background layer is then adhered to a dark card front. The cut pieces are adhered over the negative space with an adhesive that elevates the cut pieces.

2017.11.20 Holly NoelFor Stamp Camp, our adhesive will be the Foam Adhesive Strips (page 203 in the 2017-2018 catalog).  Mini Dimensionals would work but would not elevate the cut portion as high as the adhesive strips do unless the dimensionals are stacked.  When using a standard A2 size card, you are limited to 3-4 of the SU large letter framelits.  Of course, you are not limited to letters but NOEL or even JOY are perfect for this time of year.  The Night in Bethlehem card is a bit challenging as we are trying to stamp a light city background with Joseph, Mary and the Shepherd stamped over the city.  The Holly Berry Happiness card is much easier.  I love the texture provided by the Softly Falling embossing folder.  We will make 1 of each eclipse card.

Have you checked out the SU Online Extravaganza.  I’ve found 2 stamp sets I am going to order – Garden Girl Clear and More than Chocolate.  If you go to www.paperrose01@stampinup.net and click on shop, in the left hand column, you will see HOME.  Under HOME, you will see ONLINE EXTRAVANGAZA.  Click on the extravaganza to see all the specials.  You can order right there, or let me know and I will order for you.  Looking forward to seeing you at December Stamp Camp! (November 30, December 1, December 2)

Thanksgiving Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965

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

SPOOKY NIGHT!!!

2017.09.16 Spooky Nite OwlThis Spooky Night card is all about the Designer Series Paper (DSP).  The Spooky Night DSP features 32 – 3 X 3 scenes of a spooky black tree against the moon and Pumpkin Pie sky.  The owl is from the Spooky Cat stamp set and was stamped in black on Very Vanilla cs, and fussy cut.  After adhering the owl to the branch, a cute hat is fussy cut from another sheet of DSP and placed atop the owl’s head.  This art scene is adhered to a black cs layer which is then adhered to the DSP decorated front layer.  Black rhinestone jewels embellish the right side of the card and the owl’s hat. 

 

2017.09.16 Spooky Nite new NolaBUT – if you have the Nola the Cat Punch, you can punch black or orange cats right from the DSP!  In this image, a black cat is punched from the DSP, adhered to the black branch, and finished the same as the card above.  A bow of 1/4” grosgrain or cotton ribbon embellishes the upper corner. 

 

 

 

2017.09.16 Spooky Nite fallFeel like a fall card instead of a spooky cat or owl?  Then rest awhile in a Cajun Craze lawn chair festooned with fall leaves in copper foil and other colors.  Create a special colored leaf using the baby wipe technique and Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie inks.  The chair and leaves are from the Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies.  The card is finished with a perky orange bow and the Black Rhinestone Jewels.

Well, this is our final October Stamp Camp post.  I hope you like several of these creations and will come to October Stamp to paper craft your heart away!!!!  Remember – I need to know by Monday October 2nd which cards you wish to do.

In the first post for October Stamp Camp, I reminded everyone that Christmas Stamp-A-Stack will be October 19 and 21 – 12 person limit each day.  I also said that my plan for 4 each of 3 cards was subject to change.   Well,change is upon us as I did come up with a 4th card that is beautifully elegant and simple.  SO… you will have the option of 3 each of 4 cards (12 total) for $28 or 4 each of 4 cards (16 cards) for $34.  All cards will have layers and embellishments, and will be as simple as we can make them.  The sooner I know whether you prefer the 12 or 16 package, the more I can prep for you.  I will have samples for you to view at October Stamp Camp. I promise NO MORE CHANGES! 

Let me know if you have any questions!  See you at October Stamp Camp!  Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)30/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

NOLA THE CAT

Meet my friend Nola the cat.  I realize you may be a dog person, and not a cat person, but she is so cute.  Nola was named by Stampin’ Up demonstrator Connie Wakefield and I think the name fits this cat!  Here’s what we are going to do with Nola the Cat:

2017.09.14 Pumpkin Pie NolaThe Spooky Cat stamp set gives us the face for Nola as well as an owl, a hat for a witch, a mouse, cute messages and a few other spooky images.  Nola the Cat is actually a punch and is a basic that can be used 12 months per year ($18 – page 53 in the current SU holiday catalog.)  The card base is 8 1/2 X 4 1/4 scored at 4 1/4.  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) measures 4” square and can be flipped to the other side which features bats with orange and black polka dots.  Nola is punched in Pumpkin Pie with the face stamped in black.  She is adhered to a circle layer of white on stitched black.  The new leaf punch ($18 – page 49 in the current SU catalog) provides a place for Nola to hide behind.  The sentiment is trimmed in Vintage Crochet Trim and embellished with an Iced Rhinestone.  Black Glimmer paper is also available for punching the cat.

2017.09.14 Cantaloupe NolaBut I don’t want to do a Halloween card, you say.  That is the beauty of Nola the Cat punch.  Here she is punched in retired Crisp Cantaloupe but still layered on the white and black circles.  The soft DSP is from the Delightful Daisy series, but any DSP could be used.  This would make a darling Christmas card with Nola wearing a red bow, green leaves and holiday DSP.  The sentiment used here is from the Pretty Kitty stamp set and is great for a birthday, thinking of you, or just because card.  The same black trim and black leaves are used which picks up the black from the card and circle.  So you can choose to do a Halloween or an everyday Nola the Cat card – or one of each.

As a reminder, October Stamp Camp is on Thursday October 5th from 12 N – 8 PM, Friday October 6th from 12 N – 6 PM, and Saturday October 7th from 9 AM – 4 PM. We will be doing 2 Christmas and 2 Halloween or 2 similar but everyday cards. I realize several of you do not acknowledge Halloween so I always try to offer an alternative. Please let me know by Monday, October 2nd to let me know which cards you wish to do.  Pricing remains the same – $12 for 4 and $2 for each card thereafter.

Our next blog post is entitled “Spooky Night” and will be posted shortly.  Make sure to check back. 

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