FALL SUNFLOWER

08.25.18 Fall Sunflower oliveWe absolutely need to use Designer Series Paper (DSP) on at least one Stamp Card – even if it is retired DSP.  This fall card uses the Painted Harvest stamp set  with the matching Leaf Punch and leaves from the Stitched Seasons Framelits and Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The die cut opening also comes from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.

The DSP varies in pattern and you can choose from Old Olive or Crushed Curry.  After die cutting,

08.25.18 Fall Sunflower currythe DSP is layered onto Whisper White cs.  An outer layer of the sunflower is stamped once or twice in Crushed Curry or Mango Melody (used here).  A completed sunflower stamped in Crushed Curry or Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, and Cajun Craze, is fussy cut with snips and popped on top of the outer sunflower image with dimensionals. 3 sunflower leaves are stamped, punched and adhered with dimensionals.   Detailed leaves in Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie and Copper Metallic are die cut and adhered as well as 2 smaller die cut leaves in copper and either pumpkin pie or glimmer orange. Wink of Stella is an option for the detailed leaves and sunflower. A gold faceted gem was used in the center of the first sunflower and black rhinestones in the center of the second sunflower.  Black rhinestones could also be scattered in the sunflower center to appear more “seed-like.”  If preferred, there is a seed image stamp that could be used.    

08.25.18 Sunflower msg layerFor the message layer, the center DSP that was die cut is repurposed.  A few pieces of wheat are stamped in Crumb Cake.

We may see this stamp set again in November as this is a Thanksgiving set.  I actually purchased it for use in 2017, but time ran out. 

As a reminder, September Stamp Camp is right around the corner – Thursday, September 6 from 1 – 7 PM, Friday, September 7 from 2 – 7 PM, and Saturday, 8 from 9 AM – 4 PM.  I hope you can come and have a “Fallish” Good Time.  If at all possible, please let me know if you are coming and which day works best for you.

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

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FALL LEAF BOUQUET

08.25.18 Fall Leaf Bouquet 1Fall Leaf Bouquet is a fun card using the branches and leaves from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  This Bermuda Bay and Shaded Spruce card features a Pool Party layer embossed with the Dynamic Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.  Remember, when using a dynamic embossing folder, only 1 standard cutting pad is used.  Your layers from the bottom up will be (1) Big Shot Platform, (2) Single sheet of cardstock in folder, (3) Standard Cutting Pad. The 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders are much thicker than the standard folders and can only accommodate the single cutting pad.

The 2 branches are cut in Early Espresso and are the first die cuts adhered to the embossed top layer

08.25.18 Fall Leaf Bouquet 2layer.  The branches and leaves are all adhered with glue dots – minis and micros.  The leaves are die cut in shades of blue, green and yellow.   There are 4 different colors of Baker’s Twine to choose from when forming a shoestring bow for the bottom of the bouquet. Retired candy dots are used to embellish and add interest to the card.  I just noted that an Olive Green candy dot is missing.  I recommend the use of 3-5 small embellishments for a card such as this. Wink of Stella was brushed on the cut out leaves and branches of this card.  I do recommend you add the Wink of Stella BEFORE you put the card together – much easier than adding it to the completed card!!!!!

Are you in a fall mood yet?  Ready to see leaves on the trees turn red, orange, yellow and brown?  Ready to rob your wardrobe for fall sweaters and flannel shirts?  Fall is quickly approaching.

The final card, Fall Sunflower, will be posted shortly. Don’t forget to let me know if you have any questions about September Stamp Camp on September 6, 7 and 8. 

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

Sheltering Tree

Welcome to September Stamp Camp!  It’s kind of scary to see the year pass so quickly! Our theme for September is Fall Leaves and Flowers.  As we are starting to prepare for fall, our first card will help put us in a “fallish” mood.

08.25.18 Sheltering 1Sheltering Tree is a beautiful stamp set and I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t used it in several years.  We last used this set for Stamp Camp during a spring month and our leaves were stamped in shades of pink.  This set is great for all seasons – no leaves in the winter with a touch of snow, shades of green during the spring and summer months, and now fall leaves for our upcoming season.  The sentiment on the front card layer is one of my absolute favorites:  friendship is a sheltering tree. 

The Stamparatus was used for my samples, but is not necessary – but it helped keep the sentiment straight.  I started with the grassy slope stamped in Granny Apple Green to match the card.  The little

08.25.18 Sheltering 2flower stems were stamped in Garden Green and the flowers in one of the colors of the leaves.  The tree was stamped in Early Espresso.  All 3 samples started with a layer of Granny Apple Green leaves.  The other colors used included Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Grapefruit Grove, and Merry Merlot.  Each tree was limited to 4 colors for the leaves.  The live samples have a recipe showing the order each color was used for each card.  The Stamparatus was a big help in stamping the rake and swing  with exact placement  guaranteed.  There is also a bike that requires 2 stamps.  if you wish, you can add the bike to your card.  The birds in the upper right corner are an addition from the High Tide Stamp Set. Finally,  touches of Wink of Stella help provide a bit of shine.

08.25.18 Sheltering 3 When using Wink of Stella on inked images, you need to remember that the brush will pick up the ink.  I used splotches of Wink of Stella and made sure my brush was clean. 

As you can see, each tree looks slightly different.  Your tree will look a bit different from my samples.

September Stamp Camp is on September 6 from 1-7 pm, September 7 from 2-7 pm, and September 8 from 9 am-4 pm.  The cost remains the same – $12 for 4 cards and $2.50 for each additional card.  As always, all tools, supplies, water and soda are included in the price.  It is helpful if you can let me know if you are coming and on which day.  This insures I have sufficient card stock cut but am not wasteful by cutting too much.  

Please let me know if you have any questions!  Sending blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Accented Blooms

08.28.18 Accented Blooms helloAccented Blooms is a pretty stamp set with lots of uses.  It sells for $20 which I feel is quite reasonable.  Because the flowers are colored with the Stampin’ Blends, you can choose to have your mini garden in shades of the same color, in pastels, fall, spring or even Christmas colors.  My 100 year-old mother has even colored this image.  Daughter Debbie designed this Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather card.  She stamped the image on Whisper White cs and cut it out with the Scan’n’Cut. She also saved the shape to the machine’s database so that a black matching can be cut allowing for the artwork to have a shadow.  The colored artwork is mounted to the black outline and adhered to the Highland Heather card front with dimensionals.  The Highland Heather layer has been embossed with the new, absolutely amazing Subtle embossing folder which gives a subtle, linen-like finish.  Debbie added a “hello” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch before adhering it to the open sentiment space on the image.   08.28.18 Accented Blooms TY

The second sample uses the “thank you” sentiment and different colors on the flowers.  Our ribbon archives produced a retired dotted ribbon that goes perfectly with the card.

Although hard to see, the first sample has colored rhinestones in the center of a few flowers.  The second sample has colored pearls in the flower centers.  Did you know you can color Stampin’Up rhinestones and pearls with Sharpie Permanent Markers.  You’re rhinestones and pearls can be any color you wish. 

As a reminder, August Stamp Camp is Thursday August 2nd from 1-7 pm, Friday August 3rd from 2-7 pm and Saturday August 4th from 9 am – 4 pm.  Mark you calendars now for September Stamp Camp – Fall will be the theme.  Dates/times for September:  Thursday Sept 6 from 1-7 pm, Friday Sept 7 from 2-7 pm, and Saturday Sept 8 from 9 am to 4 pm.  We will continue doing 1 Christmas card at each monthly stamp camp. 

Garden Butterfly

Having less than 2 weeks between Christmas in July and August Stamp Camp put me in a bit of a panic!  I had 3 cards planned out but what about card 4?  When push comes to shove, reach for the two-sided Designer Series Paper (DSP).

WP_20180726_15_17_04_Pro (2)  With the help of Garden Impressions 6 X 6 DSP, the Garden Butterfly card was born!

WP_20180726_16_28_44_Pro (2)The new colors Shaded Spruce and Soft Sea Foam work well with the DSP for the card and top layer.  I chose this cheerful Pacific Point and So Saffron print.  A large scalloped circle was cut from the DSP allowing the Soft Sea Foam layer to show thru.  The butterfly dies are long retired but still product beautiful results.  For this card, a butterfly of the DSP was layered on a Pacific Point butterfly; both were brushed with Wink of Stella.  A cheery yellow bow was attached along with a Birthday Wishes sentiment from the Varied Bases set.

WP_20180726_16_22_54_Pro (3)I realize not everyone loves flowers the way I do.  When you flip the flower side of the Garden Impressions DSP over, you find a non-flower but still beautiful design.  You can combine the 2 sides by having a layer of one side and a butterfly of the other.  Or, you can keep them the same as I have on these 2 cards.  As shown above, there are many beautiful patterns of the Garden Impressions DSP. 

I will be taking pictures of the last 2 cards in the morning so the last 2 blog posts will come out tomorrow.  Don’t forget to let me know if you will be coming to August Stamp Camp.  Our 4th project will be a Christmas card.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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

Varied Vases

WP_20180725_15_17_40_Pro (2)Varied Bases is a cute bundle I purchased from the new 2018-2019 Stampin’Up catalog.  The bundle includes a punch which cuts out 3 different vases, the little leaf shown here and the tulip flower.  There are lots of stamps so you can come up with lots of combinations. 

I used the new 2018-2020 In-Color DSP which comes in the handy 6 X 6 size.  The new In-Colors are Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove which is shown here, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel.

The Stamparatus is set up to stamp the shelf and orchids in black, and the reverse side of the plate is set to stamp the 2 vases in a light color to serve as placement markers.

WP_20180725_15_00_23_Pro (4)The Grapefruit Grove card has vases punched in 2 of the 4 available patterns in the 6 X 6 In Color DSP package.  The tulips are punched in Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch.  The leaves are punched in Garden Green and adhere with Tombo Mono Adhesive.  The stamped orchids are colored with the Stampin’ Blends in light and dark Lovely Lipstick.  Wink of Stella adds glimmer.   

The Blueberry Bushel card shown here is very similar to the Grapefruit Grove version.  I attempted stamping the verse on the card but the DSP was too dark.  The retired washi tape punch came to the rescue and punched a legible sentiment. 

WP_20180725_14_51_34_Pro (2) The Pineapple Punch card features vases that were stamped  in Pineapple Punch on Whisper White and then punched out.  I attempted to stamp a stem of flowers in the second vase, but the ink smudged.  As I strive to always make lemonade out of lemons, I covered the mistake with 3 punched leaves and 2 fussy cut flowers stamped in Blushing Bride and Lovely Lipstick.

Two other colors will be available for you at August Stamp Camp – Lovely Lipstick and Call Me Clover.  After you choose your DSP, we will cut it to size, die cut the scalloped oval, and use the Stamparatus to help stamp the shelf, orchids, and vase placement.  This makes such a cheerful card.

August Stamp Camp is right around the corner – Thursday, August 2 from 1 – 7 pm, Friday, August 3 from 2 – 7 pm, and Saturday, August 4 from 9 am – 4 pm.  We will be making Varied Vases, Accented Blooms, Garden Butterfly, and Swirly Scribbles Christmas.  The cost is $12 for 4 cards and $2.50 for each additional card.

Please let me know if you plan on attending August Stamp Camp. Knowing in advance how many are coming helps when in comes to cutting card stock.

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

DAPPER DAY

Daughter Debbie makes cards with a Stampin’ Up demonstrator in Hampshire, IL.  She showed me a cute card she made and I thought, this could be made into a simple masculine card.  And so, Dapper Day was created.

WP_20180517_12_46_19_Pro 1The measurements of this fun fold card are a teensy bit different.  We start with 7 1/2 X 5 1/2 Tranquil Tide and score at 4 1/4.  A piece of True Gentleman DSP cut to 5 1/4 X 3 is adhered to the card front.  The band that wraps from front to back is 5 1/2 X 1 1/2 Tranquil Tide and is scored at 1”.  The un-scored end is punched with the banner triple punch to give the sharp banner end.  The 1” scored end is adhered to the back side of the card.  The Very Vanilla sentiment from the Truly Tailored set is stamped in Night of Navy and die cut with the 2 3/8 circle framelit.  This circle is layered on to a 2 1/2 Night of Navy scallop circle and adhered to the Tranquil Tide band.  Finally, a True Gentleman button is “sewed” to the sentiment circle with linen or metallic thread.

WP_20180521_15_37_10_Pro 1True Gentleman DSP has some very nice patterns so you can have your choice of 3.  The sample has a print of lines.  The second sample to the right has a diamond pattern.  The sample below has a plaid pattern.  You can choose any of the 3 as long as the designer paper lasts.  The Tranquil Tide card base remains the same for all 3 patterns.

 

 

 

 

 

WP_20180521_15_33_35_Pro 1As noted above, the third card sample features the plaid True Gentleman designer paper.

So you have now seen all 4 manly creations for June Stamp Camp which will be held Thursday May 31 from 1 – 7 pm, Friday June 1 from 2 – 7 pm, and Saturday June 2 from 9 am – 4 pm.  I am waiting for the new catalogs to arrive so you can pick yours up (free) at the June Stamp Camp.  I know many SU demonstrators charge for the catalogs but I am choose not to. 

This is the last regular stamp camp until August 2, 3 and 4.  We are currently scheduled for Christmas in July on July 19 and July 21.  This is tentative and I will keep you posted. I will also keep you posted on any specials/sales Stampin’Up might have.  The winter Occasions Catalog will be coming out this summer.  I’m excited to see what our holiday choices will be.

Wishing you a great summer!

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