HYDRANGEA HAVEN

If you’ve ever been in my backyard, you know how much we love hydrangeas.  I’ve never counted, but I’m sure we have at least 10 hydrangea plants.  Perhaps that is why I am so fond of Hydrangea Haven– a two fold card.

07.27.21 Hydrangea Haven Full Card The pastel Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Purple Posy are such soothing colors.  Even combined with Misty Moonlight and Gorgeous Grape, the overall effect is very peaceful. 

07.27.21 Hydrangea openingIf you open the smaller top layer card and pull the top flap down, this image is what you see.  The beautiful Hydrangea Haven set is found on page 109 of the annual catalog and can be purchased as a stamp set and dies for a 10% discount.  Although there are several sentiment choices, I thought “To an incredible woman” was very special.  I’m sure you personally know many incredible women.

07.27.21 Hydrangea totally openWhen you open the “second fold” of the card, you find the message layer.  This card could be even used as a sympathy card – but without the sentiment used on the images above.  If you choose to make your card like mine, I would not encourage making multiples unless you don’t add as many hydrangea florets as shown below. 

07.27.21 Hydrangea flower imageThe background of this flower image was stamped in Misty Moonlight and Highland Heather single and multiple florets.   Upon die cutting, small petals form which are pushed up with tweezers, a toothpick or the Take Your Pick Tool, There is a wonderful die that cuts out 9 florets at once.  This image has approximately 11 vellum and 12 Purple Posy florets that were folded up and adhered into the bottom layer petals. Although this technique appears complicated, once you start, the flower goes together quickly.  In fact, the flower is attractive even without the added florets shown here. 

Isn’t this a lovely card?  And perfect for absolutely any occasion!

Don’t forget to let me know which day you plan on attending and what cards you want to make – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  August Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday August 5 from 10 am – 4 pm, Friday August 6 from 10am – 4 pm, and Saturday August 7 from 9 am – 2:30 pm.  Please note the time on Saturday. 

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

SWEET ICE CREAM

Sweet Ice cream is a fun card and perfect for our hot summer weather.  However, it makes me hungry for an ice cream cone!

07.27.21 Ice Cream Card Bermuda“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream”  This sweet set is current and found on page 32 of the annual catalog.  The set coordinates with the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch found on page 149.

 

07.27.21 Ice Cream BermudaI chose to use Bermuda Bay as my highlight color for this first sample.  I love the colors in the scoops of ice cream and they are loaded into my favorite waffle cones.  The strip of blackberry bliss, the ice cream scoops and the waffle cone are all compliments of the Ice Cream Corner DSP.  Although the DSP retired on May 1, the scoops and cones stamp nicely and have the variation seen in the DSP.

07.27.21 Ice Cream Card BlackberryThe second sample features Blackberry Bliss as the highlighted color.  The stamped Happy Birthday is stamped on a tag as I dripped water on the original stamping.  Aren’t you starting to thing about blueberry and pistachio ice cream?

07.27.21 Ice Cream Message BlackberryI will admit I was a little carried away with the sprinkles stamp!  Much more controlled on my first sample message.  Although hard to see, the card fronts are embellished with 3 rhinestones.  The message used “with sprinkles on top” is appropriate for many occasions and Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, etc. could also be added.  This would be a great card for a guy or a child. 

Stay tune for hydrangeas!

Happy Ice Cream,  Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrpse01@aol.com

IT’S YOUR DAY!

Hi Crafters!  Can you believe it’s almost May?  I am surely ready for decent temperatures, flowers in the yard, and home grown tomatoes!  Speaking of flowers, we have two flowery cards for May Stamp Camp!

042421 IT'S YOUR DAY Yellow Rococo Rose framed in Basic Black is the perfect background for Flower and Field Designer Paper (DSP).  I fell in love with this DSP when it was available during Stampin’Up Sale-A-Brations.  The DSP is layered on white cs and framed in black.  The simple sentiment from Peaceful Place makes this card appropriate for any celebratory event – birthday, retirement, anniversary, or even thinking of you!

042421 IT'S YOUR DAY BluishThere are several ribbons that can embellish your card.  I chose yellow for the top sample to highlight the yellow flower.  The Coastal Cabana ribbon used on this sample highlights the blue-green flowers in the DSP.  Wink of Stella highlights some of the flowers.  3 butterflies were also added to bring in a touch of nature.  The butterflies fit in so nicely that I had difficulty finding them on the finished cards.  Although hard to see, the Rococo Rose layer is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder which gives the cs a finished appearance. This is a very simple card with the DSP doing all the work, but it is also very elegant.  I love just gazing at all the flowers!

042421 It's Your Day Msg LayerThe sentiment layer is embellished simply with an embossed strip of Rococo Rose and several butterflies. 

This is one of our flowery cards for May Stamp Camp.  The dates/times for May are Thursday May 6 and Friday May 7 from 10am to 4pm, and Saturday May 8 from 9am to 4pm.

Those of you who received the SU Annual catalog last year, should have received your new 2021-2022 catalog by now.  Please let me know if you have not received yours! 

Stay tuned for the next card which is a brand new style for me!  I’m sure you will enjoy it!

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

ART GALLERY

02.19.21 Art Gallery cards

Art Gallery was one of my favorite sets in the January – June Mini Catalog.  In fact, it is featured on the cover of the catalog.  I love the bright colors and the random flow of the Fine Art Floral DSP.  Poppy Parade is one of the colors featured in the DSP and I chose that color for our card base.  A strip of DSP is adhered to a slightly larger piece of Blackberry Bliss.  The two-step-stamping flower is stamped first in Poppy Parade, and then in Rococo Rose that is first stamped off.  I wanted a bit more light pink to show thru so I added some strokes of Light Rococo Stampin’ Blends.  Merry Merlot provides nice contrast for the stamen. Mossy Meadow is the color for the stem and the Floral Gallery dies crisply cut out both pieces. A light Rococo Rose tinge is brushed on to surround the popped-up flower and leaf.   Die-cut “happy” reflects the feeling of the card. 

02.19.21 Art Gallery message angledThe Floral Gallery Dies include the cute “just want to say” shown on this message layer.  I adhered them at a casual angle on this sample and also did a straight version.  The stamp set includes several occasions that go with “just want to say”.  I chose Happy Birthday for this sample and “I’m thinking of you” for the second sample.  Other messages include Congratulations, You Are Lovely, Best Wishes, I Miss You, and more.

And there we have it – you’ve seen all the offerings for March Stamp which will be held at my home on March 4th from 10am – 4pm, March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and March 6th from 9am – 4pm.  If you prefer a kit, please let me know as soon as possible as the kits take more time.  As March is still limited to 4 crafters per day, please let me know your preferred day. And of course, we will be following Covid-19 guidelines with masks and cleaning supplies before passing them to another crafter.  I’m excited to see you!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)639.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN

09.23.20 AutumnFall truly is upon us.  The leaves are slowly turning colors and softly falling.  The Beautiful Autumn stamp set (found in the Handmade for You Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog) and Gilded Autumn Specialty paper help us create autumn in paper.  We are waiting for 1/2” Mint Macaron ribbon which will be added to the center of the card layered over the Cajun Craze strip.  The 3 punches included in this bundle are a maple leaf, an acorn and an oak leaf.

09.23.20 Autumn BeautifulThe DSP can be reversed as we see here.  The  Very Vanilla sentiment is drawn with the Scan’nCut in Cajun Craze, punched out and layered with an Early Espresso punched label.  Pine cones are stamped on the sentiment and colored with Crumb Cake blends. Copper trim festoons the Cajun Craze strip and a matching bow adds dimension and interest.  Although hard to see Gilded Gems embellish the first sample and Champagne Rhinestones embellish the second sample.

09.23.20 Autumn Message LayerThe Very Vanilla message layer is  embellished with a stamped stem of Mint Macaron leaves and stamped and punched out leaves and acorns.  This is a simple card that elegantly reminds us of our current autumn season.  Beautiful Autumn is perfect for fall birthdays or most any fall occasion.

This is our fourth and final card offering for October Stamp Camp.  Don’t forget about the Joy of Paper Pumpkin, the upcoming DSP sale, and my birthday 20% off discount for the month of October. 

Please remember to text, email or call me with the day you plan on attending and which cards you wish to make.

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

SO MUCH HAPPY!!!

08.26.20 S0 Much Happy straight

Can you ever have too much happy in your life?  I don’t think so.

08.26.20 So Much Happy Slant

08.26.20 So Much Happy Magnolia

This is my newest most favorite celebration set!  It is showy and so very E A S Y!  Quite truthfully, this set never jumped out at me until I saw a sample from another SU demonstrator.  The die set (see pg. 178 in your 2020-2021 catalog) includes this wonderful HAPPY die plus balloons, stars, a banner, embossed strips, a cloudlike formation and the best ever balloon string I have ever seen!.  You can cut the HAPPY straight across at the top, middle, or down toward the bottom.  You can cut it angled on a horizontal or vertical card.  I have part of my retired DSP stash out for this card.  I started with a thick white card base, adhered a 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 piece of DSP on the card front, die cut the HAPPY image on 5 1/2 X 4 1/4, die cut this with the stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added matching 1/4” strips above and below the HAPPY to accent the word.  For the top cards, I die cut 2 balloons and strings from the same card stock along with stars, and adhered them on.  For the bottom cards, I punched out flowers or fussy cut matching flowers.  You can make these fancy or simple, feminine or masculine.  The Stamp Set gives you the option of HAPPY “birthday, graduation, to have you in my life, to know you, to celebrate you.”  Also, “so very, HAPPY”, balloons, stars, a bow and the balloon string are included in the set. You could easily make the card HAPPY “anniversary” or “retirement.”

This is card option 3 for September Stamp Camp.  We’ve seen the red poinsettia card, the white poinsettia card, and now So Much Happy.  Stay tuned for Sunflower Shaker!

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

YOUR SCRAPPY STRIP CARD

I saw a card technique recently that enthralled me and I finally found the time to watch the video demonstrating the technique.  Bruno and Kylie Bertucci (#loveitchopit) are a husband-wife Stampin’Up Demonstrator team in Australia.  Bruno developed this technique when he wanted to create a card based on a piece of art work he and Kylie had purchased for their home.  In the video I watched, Bruno based the card he made on the tropical shirt he was wearing – the shirt he had purchased pre-Coronavirus for a planned cruise that was subsequently cancelled.  What fun!  So for August Stamp Camp, please wear something colorful and you will create a card based on your clothing and using the Scrappy Strip Technique!

07.28.20 Scrappy Strip technique 2This is the card Bruno created for the video based on the tropical colors in the shirt he was wearing.  Many Stampin’Up folks have YouTube videos demonstrating this technique but I enjoyed seeing the video from the original creator.  Note that this is done on a Basic Black card base.

07.28.20 Your Scrappy Strip Card unkThe card to the right is based on my interpretation of the shirt I was wearing at the time.  This is a card that is great for using up scraps and can be used for almost any occasion.  This is why I’m asking you to wear something colorful for August Stamp Camp.  I expanded on Bruno’s technique by adding a suble DSP and embossing 3 of the colors I chose.  No butterfly for this card.

07.28.20 Your Scrappy Strip Card msg layerAfter the card is constructed, there is a small strip left that can be adhered onto the message layer providing great card continuity!  I love this little add-on. 

07.28.20 Your Scrappy Strip Card card on shirtThis is the shirt I was wearing and the colors I chose.  It’s hard to see the 2 shades of green in the shirt fabric.

And this is the end of August Stamp Camp.  To repeat from my previous post:  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 (weather permitting).  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 and we can develop an alternative.   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.

September Stamp Camp: Thursday September 3 from 10 am to 4 pm; Friday September 4 from 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday August 5 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Mark your calendars now.

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.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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

AUGUST SUNFLOWER

07.28.20 Sunflower closedAs we approach mid summer, the sunflowers grow taller and wave gracefully in the wind.  We will be creating our own sunflower at August Stamp Camp.  This super easy double triangle fun fold features retired Golden Honey Specialty DSP, the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and the Sunflowers Dies.

07.28.20 Sunflower openDid you find the butterfly?

The image above shows the card closed; the image to the right shows the card fully open.  The sunflower is stamped in Early Espresso on the new Bumble Bee card stock.  Stamped leaves are die-cut along with several branches and adhered to the back of the sunflower.  A second sunflower is adhered to the back of the stamped flower to cover the mechanics.  The top of the sunflower is adhered securely to the top flap of the card.  The bottom flap is free.  When the top flap is pulled up, a message appears stamped on Bumble Bee.  This is a super simple card and a great way to use your scraps.  The colorful folds are made from 2 pieces of 4 X 3 DSP. 

Two more cards will be posted tomorrow for August Stamp Camp.  We will see a Happy Birthday card and Your Scrappy Strip Card.  The latter will be based on what you wear to August Stamp Camp.  The post will show the shirt I was wearing and the card I created to coordinate with the shirt.  A fun, easy new technique and great way to use your scraps.

Don’t forget to let me know which day you will be attending and the cards you choose to make.

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


BLUEBERRY BLOOMS

05.30.20 Blueberry sameI cased this Blueberry Bushel and Balmy Blue card from Pinterest and can’t find the name of the creator.  The stamp set name is Thoughtful Blooms and was one of the freebies from Sale-A-Brations this past winter.  In order to keep the top, bottom and sides as equal as possible, the Stamparatus became my very best friend.

 

05.30.20 Blueberry differentThe individual flowers are stamped in Blueberry Bushel and Balmy Blue and cut with the Scan and Cut.  You can layer them as shown on the top card – or  not.  You can make the top and bottom very similar – or not. You can use all 7 blue rhinestones – or not!  Lots of choices for you.  What do you think of the interesting embossed background?  This is the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  I’m sad to say it will not be in the new SU catalog.  I love the interesting texture it provides. 

Blueberry message more flrsThe message layer for Blueberry Blooms can either be blank, or have “hi” in script stamped in Blueberry Bushel as shown.  Extra flowers can be clustered in a corner or throughout the layer.  You can add a personalized message.  The envelope is stamped in Blueberry Bushel with the chain image seen above. 

05.30.20 Blueberry WOSWink of Stella (WoS) adds so much to this card.  As seen in this photo, the WoS adds such glitter to the finished card.  I do have several WoS available if you need one.  The cost is $6.95. 

You have now seen all 4 Non-Stamp Camp cards.  If you wish to pick the kits, please let me know by text, phone or E-mail.  I will be preparing the kits after they are ordered so you will need to allow me several days.  The cards remain any 4 for $14 and $3 for each additional card.

You should be receiving your 2020-21 Stampin’Up catalog by mail.  I have received a call from one happy crafter telling me she had received hers.  I am still waiting for mine.  Please let me know if you don’t have yours by June 20 as I pay SU for the catalogs and to have these delivered to you. 

Blessings and Happy Crafting,

Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (text/cell) – 630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

YOU’RE THE BEST!

I believe this posted prematurely and now I’m having difficulty getting it to post.  If you receive it more than once, I apologize. 

I’ve wanted to use this set for some time, and with the help of the Scan and Cut, here we go!

05.30.20 Just my Type redThis cute set – P.S. You’re the Best – was one of the sets I purchased 2 years ago, and never used.  There are no dies, but it can be easily cut with snips, or in this case, use the Scan and Cut.  A black shadow that is slightly larger than the stamped image is also cut.  The only newsprint Designer Series Paper (DSP) in my archives is Vanilla, so the card ends up in Very Vanilla, Basic Black and a touch of Real Red.

05.30.20 Just my Type ginghamAlthough it is hard to see, this typewriter keys and space bar have been colored with Stampin’ Blends Smoky Slate.  If you choose, you can color more, less or none as shown in the first sample.  The typewriter “paper” is stamped with the alphabet and a tiny red glimmer butterfly rests nearby.  The ribbon and bow are either 1/4” red gingham or 3/8” Real Red.  The envelope is stamped “You’re just my type”. 

05.30.20 Just my Type msg redThe message layer allows a more personalized message.  This message layer features a stamped typewriter with the sentiment stamped in Real Red.  The corners are festooned with Real Red 3/8” satin ribbon to match the bow on the card front.

05.30.20 Just my Type msg ginghamThe message layer shown here is stamped with a different sentiment and has the red gingham ribbon to match the card front.  You can choose the sentiment from the set for the message layer.  You can also choose the bow and matching ribbon. 

You're the Best message choicesThe sentiment choices are shown here and will be stamped in Real Red.  Note the flower and heart choices if you’re not sure what to say.  However, “You’re the best” is a safe choice for most folks unless you are sending the card to your arch enemy!  You can also leave the typewriter “paper” blank. 

As noted in the 2 previous blogs, this will be a Non-Stamp Camp and you can pick up your card packets which will not be made until ordered.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

Healthy Blessings,

Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (Cell/text)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com