Changes – CARD BUFFET December 2020

COVID-19 has changed plans for our December Christmas Card buffet.  With the elevated case numbers, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  For safety purposes, you will be doing your cards from your home – not mine.  . 

12.01.20 Christmas Buffet Assortment

This blog post lists each card along with the price.  The cards packets will include instructions and all the pieces, bows, etc. that you will need to create a beautiful card. This has been quite an undertaking.  I hope you enjoy the creativity. I will start with 2 birthday cards and then list the Christmas cards.  There is a December 1st deadline to let me know what cards you wish to do. 

12.01.20 Birthday Mosaic CardBIRTHDAY MOSAIC – $3.50

This beautiful Mosaic Mood (ret) designer paper is perfect for celebrating a birthday.  A perky yellow butterfly is fussy cut, popped up with dimensionals and embellished with 4 pearls.  The sentiment is stamped on a decorative frame.  Gold edged Petal Pink ribbon is woven thru the frame and adhered with dimensionals.

12.01.20 Birthday Mosaic Message

The message reads: “Love to celebrate you” and is embellished with a fussy cut mosaic hummingbird.  Please indicate if you do not want this verse.

12.01.20 Curvy Birthday Card

CURVY BIRTHDAY – $3.00

This card features the new Stampin’Up Curvy Celebrations bundle. The Designer paper is the back side of the Gilded Autumn set.  A simple copper shoestring bow embellishes the top layer.

12.01.20 Curvy Birthday MessageThe message layer for Curvy Birthday is blank and is die cut in the same curvy design as the card front.  The curve can be adhered at the top or the bottom of the message layer.

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12.01.20 Beary Christmas CardBEARY CHRISTMAS – $3.50

This cheery card is perfect for the young at heart.  The skating bear can be positioned several ways. His hat features a small furry ball. His hat and scarf can be colored in your favorite shades.  A small Christmas tree, silver snowflakes and a second bear embellish this snowy scene.

12.01.20 Beary Christmas Message

Please indicate if you do not want this Christmas message for your Beary Christmas.

12.01.20 Believe in Cherry Cobbler Card

BELIEVE (Cherry Cobbler) – $3.50

This beautiful card features Wrapped in Plaid designer paper and Dainty Diamonds embossed gold metallic foil.  The Cherry Cobbler embossed sentiment features a gold glimmer star and a large Cherry Cobbler bow.  A smaller bow that is the same color is also available.  Indicate whether you wish the large or small bow.

12.01.20 Believe in Cherry Cobbler Message

Please indicate if you do not wish this message.  Matching plaid and gold glimmer star come with the message layer.

12.01.20 Believe in Spruce Card

BELIEVE (Shaded Spruce) – $3.50

This card is identical to the previous one but features the Shaded Spruce, Navy and Gold Designer Paper.  The bow on the sentiment is Shaded Spruce with a gold center.

12.01.20 Believe in Spruce Message

Please indicate if you do not want this message stamped on your message layer.

12.01.20 Curvy Christmas Card

CURVY CHRISTMAS – $3.50

So simple yet so elegant.  This Shaded Spruce card features the new Curvy Celebrations with curves in spruce and brass metallic foil.  The Mint Macaron background is embossed in Dainty Diamonds.  The simple brass and spruce ornament is popped up and embellished with a holiday red bow.

12.01.20 Curvy Christmas Message

Please indicate if you do not want this message stamped on the Curvy Christmas message layer:  “May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives.”  Brass embellishments are included with this message layer.

12.01.20 Golden Christmas Blessings Card

GOLDEN CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS – $3.50

This elegant card with matching gold trimmed envelope features a reindeer die cut thru the top layer and gold metallic foil behind the cut.  The sentiment is gold embossed and a snowy covered glimmer hill with matching corner gives lots of texture and sparkle.

12.01.20 Golden Christmas Blessings Message

  Please indicate if you do not want this gold embossed message with your Golden Christmas Blessings card.  2 snowy glimmer corners are included with this message layer.

12.01.20 Happy card ipad

HAPPY CHRISTMAS – $3.50

This elegant Peacock and copper card comes with a half sheet of Stampin Dimensionals to insure you have enough dimensionals to pop up the top layer.  Copper metallic foil, die cut ornaments from the Brightly Gleaming designer paper, and a small copper star embellish the top card layer.

12.01.20 Happy message ipad

Please indicate if you do not want this message stamped on your message layer.  An embossed peacock tree is included with the message layer.

12.01.20 Poinsettia Pyramid side 1POINSETTIA PYRAMID – $3.50


Your Poinsettia Pyramid card will be glued into the correct form.  You will simply adhere the DSP to the marked panels, adhere the Velcro dot, and embellish.  Side 1 features a red velvet poinsettia (3 layers) and 2 spruce leaves

12.01.20 Poinsettia Pyramid side 2

Side 2 features a gold embossed sentiment and 2 gold berry branches


12.01.20 Poinsettia Pyramid side 3

Side 3 features a small 2-layer poinsettia, gold embossed sentiment and a small gold reindeer. 

12.01.20 Poinsettia Pyramid Message

Please indicate if you do not want this message included for your Poinsettia Pyramid card.


12.01.20 Snowflake Splendor Card

SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR – $3.50

Our final card – a fun fold with space for 2 written messages.  The Snowflake Splendor designer paper features a smaller top Purple Posy card festooned with blue glimmer and silver foil snowflakes, an encased half pearl and Snowflake Splendor ribbon.  Note how the open card rests on a ledge.

12.01.20 Snowflake Splendor Sentiment

Please indicate if you do not want this sentiment included in the smaller Purple Posy top card.

12.01.20 Snowflake Splendor Message

Please indicate if you do not want this message on your Snowflake Splendor message layer.  3 small pearls are included to layer into the 3 snowflake centers.

HAPPY BUFFET SHOPPING!

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

WORLD PEACE

10.27.20 Peace card goldIn today’s crazy world, I truly wish for PEACE.  The result of my wish is this simple but elegant Christmas card.  The base is Thick Whisper White with a layer of Night of Navy.  The top layer is Shimmery White card stock embossed with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder.  The embossed circles carry the circle design element throughout.  The card is cased from Sharp Notes by Sherylblogsspot.com.

10.27.20 Peace card copper realThis easy card can be done in gold, copper or silver.  The globe is part of the Beautiful World bundle.  To ease the issue of adhering the globe to the navy circle, the new SU adhesive sheets are adhered to the back of the metallic card stock before die-cutting.  The die-cut globe simply requires peeling off the sticky backing before adhering to the circle.  No sticky fingers or liquid adhesive to worry about!

IMG_5255As I did not have a stamp for the sentiment “Let there be PEACE on earth,” I typed the wording out, printed it in Navy and used the stitched rectangle die for cutting. The navy sentiment layer is a 3/4” cs strip punched with the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.  The globe and sentiment are both popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The ornament hook comes from the retired Delicate Ornaments dies.  This is such a small die and so easy to lose.  The original die was lost at the Bolingbrook Park District during a class I was teaching. 

10.27.20 PeaceThe message layer features 2 stamps from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.  I have pre-stamped several and have a Stamparatus set up and ready to stamp this beautiful message for you if you like it. 

World Peace is truly a very simple card and is one of my favorites.  Please let me know as soon as possible which cards you choose to do for November Stamp Camp and which day you plan on coming.

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

PYRAMID CARDS for THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS

As a special treat – we will be making pyramid cards at our November Stamp Camp.  I was first introduced to this unusual fun fold when I was gifted with a beautiful birthday pyramid card from our own Judy Rodzen.  This style really piqued my interest so I developed a card for Christmas and one for Thanksgiving.  These cards collapse and amazingly, fit into a standard A2 envelope for mailing.

10.27.20-Christmas-Pyramid-front_thuMy Christmas Pyramid card is made with three 4” squares of Garden Green cs and decorated with two       3 7/8” X 3 7/8” squares of Poinsettia Place DSP cut diagonally to form triangles.  The pyramid sides are embellished with a matching white poinsettia and stamps and dies from Poinsettia Petals.  Some of the poinsettias need to be fussy cut and some fit the poinsettia die. The pyramid is held together with Velcro dots.

10.27.20-Christmas-Pyramid-open_thumWhen the Velcro dots are released, the card opens to the image shown to the right.  A triangle of DSP is added in addition to the message triangle of white or vanilla cs.

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The Thanksgiving pyramid is made the same way as the Christmas pyramid, but different coordinating DSP is used on each side of the pyramid. The card base is Mint Macaron and the Designer Paper is the beautiful Gilded Autumn.  The sides are each embellished with gilded leaves and pinecones, and gold embossed pumpkins. 

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Like the Christmas pyramid, when the card is open, there is a triangle to use for your message.

There are several ways to make the pyramid card.  I am creating a step by step tutorial for how I make mine.  The size can vary.  You can work with 5” squares of cs and 4 7/8” or      4 3/4” squares of DSP cut diagonally. You can also make smaller pyramids.  I can see small angel pyramids in my mind.

Which card will you choose to make?  This is such a unique handmade gift to send to family and friends.  My sister-in-law was blown away when she received one I made for her birthday.  She calls it her hat card. These cards take extra time for prep so please let me know as soon as you can which one you wish to make.

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – pqperrose01@aol.com

RIDE WITH ME

Every now and then, you need a cute stamp set that covers several occasions.  The Ride with Me stamp set certainly accomplishes this!

10.27.20 Come Ride with me birthdayI love this little truck!  I chose to color it shades of gray and black with black glimmer wheels.  The colorful happy birthday balloons floating from the back of the truck are die cut with the Truck Ride Dies.  The truck itself was cut with the Brother ScanNCut. 

10.27.20 Come Ride with me ThanksgivingThe Plaid Tidings DSP I chose all coordinates with the wonderful Real Red 3.8” sheer ribbon available in the holiday catalog.  The Thanksgiving version of the card features die-cut pumpkins and a Real Red colored truck.  In order to achieve the matching plaid look, a section of the DSP is cut out and layered onto black cs.  This section is then adhered to the outer DSP with the lines of the plaid all matching.

10.27.20 Come Ride with me ChristmasThe Christmas version of Ride with Me showcases a tree in the back of the truck.  The balloons, pumpkins and Christmas tree are repeated on the envelope and on the message layer.  The plaid DSP theme is carried over to the message layer with the addition of a 1/2” plaid strip of paper.

10.27.20 Come Ride with me unknownHere we see the message layer of the birthday Ride with Me and the matching envelope. 

Ride with Me is part of our November Stamp Camp.  Dates and times for this stamp camp are Thursday November 5 from 10am to 4pm, Friday November 6 from 10am to 4pm and Saturday November 7 from 9am to 4pm.  There are lots of choices for November Stamp Camp!  If you plan on attending, please let me know as soon as possible what day(s) you plan to attend and which cards you want to create.  We will continue with our attendee limit, wearing of masks, and disinfecting all materials shared between crafters. 

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SPECIAL– HOLIDAY PYRAMID CARDS

As a special treat – we will be making pyramid cards at our November Stamp Camp.  I was first introduced to this unusual fun fold when I was gifted with a beautiful birthday pyramid card from our own Judy Rodzen.  This style really piqued my interest so I developed a card for Christmas and one for Thanksgiving.  These cards collapse and amazingly, fit into a standard A2 envelope for mailing.

10.27.20 Christmas Pyramid frontMy Christmas Pyramid card is made with three 4” squares of Garden Green cs and decorated with two       3 7/8” X 3 7/8” squares of Poinsettia Place DSP cut diagonally to form triangles.  The pyramid sides are embellished with a matching white poinsettia and stamps and dies from Poinsettia Petals.  Some of the poinsettias need to be fussy cut and some fit the poinsettia die. The pyramid is held together with Velcro dots.

10.27.20 Christmas Pyramid openWhen the Velcro dots are released, the card opens to the image shown to the right.  A triangle of DSP is added in addition to the message triangle of white or vanilla cs.

10.27.20 Thanksgiving Pyramid front

The Thanksgiving pyramid is made the same way as the Christmas pyramid, but different coordinating DSP is used on each side of the pyramid. The card base is Mint Macaron and the Designer Paper is the beautiful Gilded Autumn.  The sides are each embellished with gilded leaves and pinecones, and gold embossed pumpkins. 

10.27.20 Thanksgiving Pyramid open 

Like the Christmas pyramid, when the card is open, there is a triangle to use for your message.

There are several ways to make the pyramid card.  I am creating a step by step tutorial for how I make mine.  The size can vary.  You can work with 5” squares of cs and 4 7/8” or      4 3/4” squares of DSP cut diagonally. You can also make smaller pyramids.  I can see small angel pyramids in my mind.

Which card will you choose to make?  This is such a unique handmade gift to send to family and friends.  My sister-in-law was blown away when she received one I made for her birthday.  She calls it her hat card. These cards take extra time for prep so please let me know as soon as you can which one you wish to make.

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – pqperrose01@aol.com

PEACEFUL NATIVITY

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I know several of you have been interested in seeing what I would do with this stamp set for October Stamp Camp.  I tried to keep the scene as simple as possible.  The sentiment “For unto us a child is born” is wet embossed in gold. The Night of Navy card is layered on the new in-color – Misty Moonlight.  Although it was hard to not add additional stars, the gold star is limited to the single Star of Bethlehem.  The stable is stamped on wood toned DSP.  Foam Adhesive Strips are used to provide dimension for the stable.

09.23.20 Peaceful Nativity 2

Any wood toned DSP can be used for the stable.  The die-cut images are colored with Stampin’ Blends and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Bronze, light and dark crumb cake and light soft suede are used for the different brown shades.  Gray Graphite is used for the lone sheep and Smoky Slate for the donkey.  The 2 trees are conjoined to provide height.  The sand on the crumb cake earth can be stamped with any sand-like stamp.  The sand image from Waterfront is used here.  Wink of Stella is limited to the palm leaves, and baby Jesus09.23.20 Peaceful Nativity Message Layer

The message chosen here is from the Peaceful Nativity stamp set.  Again, simplicity is the focus.

October Stamp Camp is scheduled for October 1, 2, and 3.  10am – 4 pm on October 1 and 2; 9 am – 4 pm on October 3.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  There is a variety to choose from – Peaceful Nativity, Flight of Fancy, Fall Blossoms, and Beautiful Autumn. 

October features 3 crafting items of interest – My birthday discount, Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin and Designer Series Paper Sale.

Birthday cakeHAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSEMARYBirthday cake

In honor of my birthday, I am giving a 20% discount for Stampin’Up orders placed either thru my online store or from me directly.  This personal discount is from October 1 thru October 31. 

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The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind kit made for holiday crafting. Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.  It includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can share with friends around the world—in their language!

  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm), Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea

The cost for 1 month of Paper Pumpkin is $23.76 which includes tax and shipping.  You can sign up online at PAPER PUMPKIN. Please note that the birthday discount does not apply to Paper Pumpkin.

SAVE 15% ON DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!  The birthday discount will apply to this offer.

In addition, I will be offering 1/4 of of 4 designs of my choice for $15.98.  This would mean you would receive 6 – 12 X 6 sheets of the 12X12 DSP and 12 – 6 X 6 sheets of the 6X6 DSP.  This is IF 4 people choose to participate, and my choice of DSP.  More will be coming out by E-mail.  The birthday discount does not apply to this offer.

I hope to see you at October Stamp Camp.  Please let me know as soon as you can what day you might be coming and what cards you choose to do.

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

WHITE CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA–Take 2

Trying again to send this Post. 

While creating the white poinsettia card, 2 things occurred – first, CHRISTMAS fell on the craft room floor and it took husband Norb several minutes to find it.  Second, I found JOY in the bathroom!  How many of you can say Christmas fell to the floor and you found joy in the bathroom?

08.26.20 White Poinsettia foilThis card has created some discussion within my family – which do you prefer – the red or the white poinsettia?  I love them both so I have yet to make a decision.  This elegant card features a 2 layered poinsettia that is die cut with the Poinsettia dies from the Plush Poinsettia flocked designer paper. 

08.26.20 White Poinsettia white and foilThe background DSP for our white poinsettia is the 6X6 Feels Like Frost DSP.  This comes in several patterns of foil with white designs as we see above, and white with foil designs as we see here.  The die cut poinsettias are adhered with glue dots; silver metallic and Shaded Spruce die cut branches embellish the flower. 

08.26.20 White Poinsettia closeThe beautiful beaded pearl embellishment used on the red poinsettia is also used here.  The Mint Macaron leaves match the card layer.  Note the Christmas Joy.  Using the Sizzix adhesive paper under the cs, one set is die cut in Mint Macaron and one in Shaded Spruce.  They are layered with the spruce shadowing the mint.  Originally, I used the Mint Macaron alone but it was too light.  Using just the Shaded Spruce, the effect was too heavy.  By layering, I was able to keep the peaceful effect but make it legible. 

08.26.20 White Poinsettia unsUsing the same foil as the card front, a miniature poinsettia is made and a dot of yellow Stickles is added.  The tiny flowers are perfect for the card message layer.

So – which do you prefer?  The White Poinsettia or the Red?  I’m interested in learning your preference.  Please let me know as soon as you can which day you will be coming and what cards you choose to create.  Stay tuned for So Much Happy!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

CHRISTMAS WREATH

I hope you’ve recovered from Christmas in July.  August Stamp Camp brings another Christmas Card that is cheerful and

07.28.20 Christmas WreathI always think of pine wreaths at Christmas.  The holiday wreath shown here is die cut with the Wreath Builder dies.  Two Old Olive wreaths are layered on a Shaded Spruce wreath and mounted to the Real Red card that features holiday DSP.  A red satin bow and several red rhinestones festoon the finished wreath.  Although hard to see, Wink of Stella is brushed on the DSP red bells, and on about half of the leaves on the middle Old Olive wreath.  This gives a glittery effect but is not overpowering.

07.28.20 Christmas Wreath GoldThe same wreath is shown here with gold ribbon and larger gold gems.  Perhaps you would like to weave the narrow gold ribbon thru the leaves of the wreath.  By the time that idea triggered my brain, I had already mounted the wreath to the card.  Arrange a Wreath has many stamps for this wreath and features several sentiments such as the Merry Christmas shown here.  The stamp set and dies are available as a bundle which saves 10%.

07.28.20 Christmas Wreath Msg Layer plain    07.28.20 Christmas Wreath Msg Layer Love 

The simple message layer features a strip of the holiday DSP that is brushed with Wink of Stella.  An option is the heart-shaped LOVE die shown above.  The heart could be used on the message layer or even nestled in the greenery of the wreath.  Although this card may look difficult, it is really quite easy and fun to create!

In case you’re wondering when August Stamp Camp is, we are back on schedule.  We are still limiting crafters to 4 per day, requiring masks and frequent hand washing.  Snacks and masks breaks will take place on the deck.  I am changing the start and end times to allow for a bit more time to wipe down stamps, inks, etc. between uses.  Please bring your patience.  Cost remains the same – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

August Stamp Camp:  Thursday August 6 from 10 am to 4 pm; Friday August 7 from 10 am to 4 pm; and Saturday August 8 from 9 am to 4 pm,  Please let me know if these dates/times conflict with your schedule.  In order to limit the dates to 4 crafters, please notify me as soon as possible with the date you are coming and which cards you wish to do.

Hopefully you have your holiday occasions catalog.  Mine arrived yesterday.  Please notify me if yours does not arrive as I have paid for these deliveries. 

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

2020 CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Hi Crafters!  It’s time for Christmas in July 2020!  Due to COVID-19, we will be limiting each day to 4 crafters with masks required.

WHEN:  The door opens on Thursday July 16 10AM – 5 PM, Friday July 17 10AM – 5PM, Saturday July 18 9AM – 4PM, Monday July 20 10AM – 5PM.  Come anytime during the listed hours on your pre-scheduled day.  I simply ask you be ready to leave at the ending time. 

WHERE: 533 Emerson Circle, Bolingbrook

WHY:  It’s time to start revving up your holiday creativity

HOW:  We will use social distancing, wear masks, wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.  Each crafter will be given a micro crate for his/her tools.  No one will touch his/her tools except the crafter.  For sanitation reasons, I will run the Big Shot for each person.  Stamps, inks, Washi Tape, and blender pens will be wiped down between uses if I don’t have multiples.  Please bring your own beverage and snack.  There will be Christmas cookies (store bought) which I will be happy to serve with tongs.   Please be respectful of everyone.  Even though we will be in Phase 4, I remain extremely concerned about the Coronavirus.  I want this to be a fun, creative and safe time for all.

HOW MUCH:  Cards will be $2.50 each.  All supplies will be provided except Wink of Stella.  You can bring your own or add the Wink of Stella at home.  If you wish, you may purchase a new Wink of Stella for $6.95.  This will be yours to take home.  Hubby Norb wanted to add a 25% COVID-19 charge but I ignored him!  As the date nears, I may ask you to bring a few of your personal tools such as snips, bone folder, etc.  I will let you know.

NOW FOR THE FUN PART:  2020 Christmas in July

Washi Christmas Tree

WASHI CHRISTMAS TREE comes to us from daughter Debbie.  She developed this card last year and I was very impressed.  I did choose to add a bit ribbon for texture and dimension.  There is lots of Washi Tape to choose from – reds, greens, golds, silvers.  This is a very simple but elegant card.  The tree is die cut with Woods Dies.  Softly Fallen is embossed on the die-cut top layer.  A tree form is used to adhere the Wash Tape to; the taped form is adhered inside the top layer.  Merry Christmas is pre-cut with the Scan’n Cut and can be adhered with half mini dimensionals or rolled glue dots.

Washi Christmas Tree msg layerThe message layer is embellished with Washi Tape of your choice and several stars that match the star of your Washi Christmas Tree. 

The most difficult part of this card is determining what Washi Tape you want to use and deciding what order to adhere it.

Bearing Gifts

BEARING GIFTS is from my retired Christmas stamp library.  The stamped image was enlarged and is pre-cut with the Scan’n Cut.  A black shadow is also pre-cut to frame the image.  Stampin’ Blends are used to color the image.  The card and coordinating envelope are 4 1/4 X 6 1/4, larger than the standard A2 size.  There are stars printed on the card, but I feel a few extra stars are needed.  The stamped sentiment is die-cut and embellished with a small twine bow.Bearing Gifts msg layer

The message layer consists of Cherry Cobbler cs layered with Whisper White.  I chose to fussy cut and adhere a bear and present.  This option is available to you.

Christmas Bouquet

CHRISTMAS BOUQUET is from the Wishing You Well stamp set which I was sad to see retire.  Although hard to see, this elegant card is embellished with silver glimmer paper to the right of the Springtime Foils strip, and also frames the art work.  A small silver metallic-edged bow ties the bouquet together.  There are several horizontal sentiments and dies that work well with this card.

Christmas Bouquet msg layerThe message layer is embellished with a simple image from Peace this Christmas stamped in Night of Navy to coordinate with the card front.

Holiday Birds

HOLIDAY BIRDS is the last card choice for 2020 Christmas in July.  This happy card features plaid DSP layered on Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler or Night of Navy cs.  There are many plaids to choose from. The Whisper White layer is embossed in Woodland.  The long retired Bird Builder Punch is used to punch out the birds, wings and branches in your color choice.  Wings and branches can be punched in the plaid and/or gold glimmer card stocks; some will be pre-punched or you can punch your own.  A simple sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas is stamped in matching ink, die cut and shadowed in gold glimmer cs.    A twine bow in your color choice embellishes the top layer. 

Holiday Birds msg layerThe message layer is embellished with an additional bird.  An additional wing can be added to each bird adhered behind the bird.  I’m not sure why I didn’t think of that when daughter Debbie and I did the samples.  I will have an additional sample showing the double wings for 2020 Christmas in July. 

NOW I NEED YOUR HELP!  As this gathering is limited to 4 crafters per day for safety concerns, I need to know what day you would like to come.  If the day you choose is full, I will ask you to choose an alternate date.  Choosing your day is my #1 concern.  Then I need to know what cards you choose to create so I can plan a card rotation order.  And to have your kits ready to go on your scheduled day, I beg for as much time as possible.  

Healthy Blessings,

Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com 

TEALIGHT CHRISTMAS

Cherry Cobbler Classic AngelResending this blog due to technical issues. 

Well, Crafters, it’s hard to believe our stamping year is almost over.  We’ve created hearts, lots of flowers, pumpkins, snowmen, cars, snow globes, and now it’s time for angels.  This is the first time in my 15 years with Stampin’Up that I have offered a tealight card but it seems so perfect with our angels.  I decided to make the cards tone on tone versus trying for contrast.  All of the Designer Series Paper is from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty collection.  Our first sample is in Cherry Cobbler and Copper.

Navy Classic AngelThe  sample to the left is in Night of Navy and Copper.  We are running a bit short on copper as Stampin’Up has it currently on back order with a warehouse delivery date of December 2.  I’ve reduced the copper decorative side pieces to 3/4” X 5 1/4”.  A 1” strip would be a bit easier to die cut but the 3/4” will work.  The first step in making this lovely card is to adhere the DSP to the card front with a REMOVABLE adhesive.  That allows us to die cut the center opening with matching layers.  The angels will be pre-stamped as it takes time for them to dry as it does anything stamped on vellum.  The stamped vellum is “sandwiched” between the DSP and the top card layer. 

PeacockThe die cut lantern is adhered over the angel “sandwich”.  I used liquid adhesive on the back of my lantern and found that by squeezing out a small amount of glue on my silicone craft sheet, by using a toothpick, I can easily put small dots around the back of the lantern and it sticks beautifully.  However, accidents do happen.  If you look closely at my samples, you might notice little additions that were used to cover up my adhesive mishaps. 

The Pretty Peacock sample to the left is quite attractive.  Peacock is one of the trending colors this year.  The angels stamped on the vellum come from 2 very old stamp sets that I refuse to part with.

Old Olive Littlelest AngelI refer to the angel used in the samples above as the “classic angel” and the angel in the Old Olive sample to the right, as the “Littlest Angel.”  The classic angels are stamped in the wonderful Celestial Copper Ink.  I’m hoping Stampin’Up carries the Delicata Metallic Inks over into the next season as the copper, gold and silver are all wonderful.  The littlest angel is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  I’m embarrassed to say that I colored on the front of the vellum instead of the back but she still turned out cute. 

Ornaments with candleThe final sample from the Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper is my least favorite.  First, the paper is too busy for this card and second, instead of using the sentiment from Toile Christmas that was used for the angel samples, I used the Merry Christmas ribbon and it is not my favorite.  However, this sample shows the candle which is actually die cut from gold glimmer and “sandwiched” between 2 layers of vellum.  The candle can be substituted for the angel on any of the cards. 

You can do multiple cards but I will only be supplying 1 tealight.  All of the big box store should have them available.  The ones we will be using for stamp camp are from Hobby Lobby.  In case you are wondering when December Stamp Camp will be, the dates/times are:  Thursday December 5th from 11 am – 6 pm, Friday December 6th from 12 noon – 6 pm, and Saturday December 7th from 9 am – 4 pm.  We will also be making cute calendars for 2020.  These are perfect for stocking stuffers, are sized at 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 and fit perfectly in our standard A2 envelopes. 

Please let me know if you plan on coming to December Stamp Camp,  I want to make sure I have enough classic angels and littlest angels stamped, but don’t want to waste vellum.  The angels need to be pre-stamped to allow them time to dry.  The price remains $14 for 1 card and a pack of calendars.  If you choose to do no calendars and want to make 4 cards, that is fine.  If you want to do multiple cards and calendars, I will need to come up with a reasonable price.  Stay tuned for the blog post on our calendars. 

For the first time ever, I am offering a stamping class in January but we will be doing Iris Folding.  The class will be held on January 17th and January 19th with a limit of 5 crafters for each class. We will make 2 cards.  I will have iris folding samples out at December Stamp Camp.  At this exact moment, I’m not sure what the cards will be but I will announce the card theme shortly. 

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving, but don’t eat too much turkey!  Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com