Custom Tee

2017.07.20 shirts

The Custom Tees offering was originally planned for June to celebrate the men in our lives.  However, my back surgery and infection played a major role in not having a full June Stamp Camp.  So, August will be the month for Custom Tees and the coordinating dies.  I did use the Tie Dyed stamp set for a different look.  The shirts can be dressed up or down.  There are stamps for buttons, bow ties, a tuxedo front and suspenders, and frilly stamps if you choose to do the female shirt.  There are assorted messages you can stamp directly on the shirt, or use as your sentiment.  The samples shown are done very simply on assorted DSP from my retired assortment.  My suggestion is to choose the DSP, and then the ink.  I started out by stamping the shirts, and then trying to find DSP that would coordinate.  This was not the best method. 

Custom Tees is the final card I am offering for August Stamp Camp.  As a reminder, stamp camp is held on August 3, 4, 5.  The times are:  12 Noon – 6 PM on the 3rd, 2 – 6 PM on the 4th, and 9AM – 6 PM on the 5th.  Please let me know by July 31st which cards you wish do.  The first 4 cards are $12. and additional cards are $2 each. 

September Stamp Camp will be held on September 7, 8 and 9.  On the September agenda includes the Daisy Delight bundle, the Bike Ride bundle, another Christmas card, and the rest will be a surprise. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630/759-3089 – (C)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

This Little Piggy

2017.07.20 Piggies hogs, happyI love this new set in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up Catalog.  So far, my Mother has used “This Little Piggy” for a birthday and an anniversary.  The set is quite versatile and could be used for about any occasion except sympathy. I used the retired Pop of Pink DSP for the background.  “This Little Piggy” was stamped on watercolor paper and allowed to dry.  Spectrum Noir markers provide piggy color.  If desired, splotches of gray or brown ink could be sponged on to imply a dirty pig. 

2017.07.20 Piggies 1A rhinestone has been added to the flower on the “You Make Me Happy” card.  “Hogs and Kisses” includes stamped kisses and “She Believed She Could…” is a bit glitzy with yellow Wink of Stella wings.  Touches of clear Wink of Stella were added to all 4 samples. 

This is the third offering we have now seen for the August Stamp Camp on August 3, 4 and 5 – Coffee Café, In the Garden, and now This Little Piggy.  Check back to see the Tim Holtz “Holiday Wreath” in the next blog.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding August Stamp Camp.  Don’t forget to let me know which cards you wish to do.  Any 4 cards for $12.00 and additional cards $2 each.

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

In the Garden

2017.07.20 IN THE GARDEN

This simple but eye-catching card uses the Taylored Expressions die “In The Garden.”  The watercolor wash on glossy paper uses Soft Sky and Marina Mist.  First, the glossy cs is misted with water; then the blended inks are brushed on generously with the aqua brush.  Finally, the cs is allowed to dry and cut to size.  The die is adhered to the bottom and then to the white frame using a strong adhesive. ;

TIP:  An easy way to add glue to the back of intricate die cuts is to take put a small amount of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on your silicone craft sheet.  Use a wedge of sponge to press the glue onto the sponge.  Then press the sponge onto the back of your die cut, remove gently the sponge and voila, your die cut is ready to adhere to your card stock. The glue on your silicone craft sheet can be easily wiped off.

Clouds are stamped from the “Lift Me Up” stamp set, cut with the matching dies and popped up with dimensionals.  The knotted black satin ribbon adds interest , texture and dimension.

“In The Garden” is the second offering we have seen for my August Stamp Camp on August 3, 4, and 5.  Remember to let me know by July 31st which cards you wish to do.  You can do any 4 cards for $12.00.  Additional cards are $2.00 each.  Check back soon to see the next blog – “This Little Piggy".”

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!  Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Coffee Cafe

2017.07.20 Coffee Cafe beansYes, life does happen and coffee often helps.  I love the Coffee Café bundle.  With the stamp set and framelit dies, you can have coffee, lattes, and even a cupcake.  I chose a Pool Party, Garden Green and Early Espresso color scheme with 2 coffee cups.  The Coffee Break Designer Series Paper has some really cute designs.  You can use the coffee bean DSP shown here or flip your paper and use the coffee pot/cup side shown below.  Retired corrugated paper serves as the “heat protector” on one cup.  A die in the set will actually crinkle your own card stock to give the corrugated look.  This allows you to stamp your message, and cut and crinkle it at the same time.  The corner punch was used with Early Espresso to place boundaries on the right side of the card

2017.07.20 Coffee Cafe 1 Look how different your card can be with just a few minor changes.  The overall design remains the same but flipping the DSP, changing the message on the right hand cup as well as the color on both cups, you have a totally different look. 

The Coffee Café card is just one of the offerings at my August Stamp Camp which will be held on August 3, 4 and 5.  There will be 5 different cards – each very different from the others.   Crafters can choose any 4 cards for $12.00.  Additional cards are $2 each.  You can choose to do 4 of just one card if you wish.  But you must let me know by July 31st what cards you want to make. 

Times for August Stamp Camp:  12 Noon to 5 PM on Thursday and Friday August 3 and 4; 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, August 5. 

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

Nailed It

2017.05..27 Nailed ItNailed It is perfect for any guy or “handywoman.”  Even if the recipient is not a carpenter, most men can wield a hammer and screwdriver.  The color scheme for this card is basic gray, smoky slate and silver foil.  The touch of red and crushed curry add interest and I felt a bit of color was needed.  The Build It Framelits Dies make this card a cinch to create.  The foil hammer and screwdriver heads add a bit more work, but I like the overall effect.  They could however, be done on smoky slate to ease the process.  I love the ruler separating the 2 coordinating pieces of Urban Decay Designer Series Paper.  The new Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder was used to add interest to the message hexagon.  The set comes with a die that perfectly fits across the die cut hexagon and is great for a small message!  Note the 3 dimensional screw in the upper left corner.  The Urban Underground Embellishments are used for this card and choices include a screw, hexagon, and star.  Depending on how many of these cards are made, you may possibly choose 2 embellishments, but you definitely can choose 1.

Along with High Tide, this is what we are doing for June Stamp Camp.  As a reminder, dates for June Stamp Camp are Thursday, June 8 from 12 Noon – 4 PM; Friday, June 9 from 12 Noon – 4 PM; and Saturday, June 10 from 9 am – 4 PM.  I am not offering evening hours as my body tends to wear down by late afternoon.  However, as time goes on, my strength will return.  If these dates/times do not work for you, please let me know and we can work out an alternative plan.

Please please please let me know if you plan on coming and what cards you would like to do.  You can do 1, 2 or whatever.  Cost is the same – 4 for $12 with any additional cards at $2.00.  If you are choosing to do the lit High Tide, there is an additional $1.50 charge.  The batteries are $1.00 each plus the LED light and conductive tape.  But you can do do the card exactly as it is shown without the light and it is still a beautiful card.  If you just want to stop by to chat and pick up your new catalog, that is fine too. 

Checkout the retiring list at 2016-2017 Retiring List.  It appears High Tide is not retiring, but Nailed It is listed on the retiring list.  Check out the list as some items are discounted up to 50%.  The retired list is effective May 31st.  Let me know if there is something you would like to order.  I will be checking my paperrose01@aol.com site daily or you can give me a call. 

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

High Tide

Were you wondering if I would ever return?  Would there be no more stamp camps?  Was Rosemary alive and moving?  Well, I am happy to announce I am back albeit a bit slower than prior to surgery.  We will have a June Stamp Camp – but on June 8, 9, and 10.  Hours on the 8th and 9th will be 12 noon to 4 pm and the normal 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday.  My body winds down a bit early and at this point, I cannot accommodate evening hours. 

I am offering 2 masculine cards for June Stamp Camp – High Tide and Nailed It.  You will have the opportunity of lighting the lighthouse on your High Tide Card.  The cost for a lit High Tide card will be $4.50 as it includes the light, battery and circuitry tape.  If you choose to do the unlit card, the cost is the standard $3.00.  I would encourage you to try 1 lit lighthouse.  I can see the lights used during the holidays for stars, trees, etc.  Although I will try to explain the process in my directions, I will be available for 1:1 assistance.  If you choose to do 4 cards, the cost is the standard $12 except for the lit card.  If you choose to do more than 4 cards, the cost is $2.00 except the lit card is $1.50 additional.  These are both masculine cards and work well for Father’s Day, birthdays, and thinking of you occasions.

2017.05.27 Lit LighthouseThis is the lit version of High Tide.  You can see the light being emitted from the lighthouse.  The lighthouse lights up when the lower part of the message is pushed.  I will make a small die cut message for the inside indicating where to press to see your lighthouse shine.   then in Cajun Craze.  After the lighthouse has been fussy cut, the bottom is adhered to the sandy beach and some tufts of grass are added.  Birds are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black .  As noted below, the lighthouse is fussy cut and the bottom adhered to the sandy beach.  At this point, the lighthouse/beach is placed on the water and the top and sides of the lighthouse and the beach line to the right are traced.  Copper conductive tape is run from the top area of the light house, down the sides and over to the right hand area of the watery area.  A Chibitronics white LED circuit sticker is placed over the top conductive take area.  The 3 V battery is placed positive side down in the water area, over the positive conductive tape.  The paper is creased and the negative side of the battery is placed on the opposite side of the paper and on the negative conductive tape.  The battery is held in place with small pieces of 1/8” foam adhesive.  The penciled lines are erased and the lighthouse and sandy beach are adhered with 1/8” foam adhesive.  A message is added and when a certain section of the message is pressed, the lighthouse lights up.  These instructions sound much worse than the process really is.   

2017.05.27 Unlit lighthouseThis is an unlit version of High Tide.  I added the yellow beacon of light but the card would like nice without it.  Like the card above, the sky has been sponged in Night of Navy. This sky looks a bit stormy while the sky in the lit card is calmer looking.  There is a small horizon line and then the water is sponged in navy also. The water lines are stamped over the sponging. The beach area is a 2X2 piece of Sahara Sand that has been stamped in Sahara Sand and die cut with a hill die so the right side of the beach is the highest. The lighthouse is stamped first in Smoky Slate and then in Cajun Craze.  After the lighthouse has been fussy cut, the bottom is adhered to the sandy beach and some tufts of grass are added. Birds are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black .The sandy beach is adhered to the card front with dimensionals.  I also used dimensionals to adhere the top part of the lighthouse and top part of the message.  I added a beach area on the bottom of the inside layer and stamped ducks and more tufts of grass.

Whew!  What an explanation.  Honestly, neither card is difficult once you have the pieces laid out in front of you.  As I mentioned earlier, I will give 1:1 assistance on the lit cards.  I do want to try the Circuit Scribe Conductive Ink Pen to see if it is easier than using the copper conductive tape.

To repeat from above, June Stamp Camp will be June 8, 9, and 10. Hours on the 8th and 9th will be 12 noon to 4 pm and the normal 9 am to 4 on Saturday the 10th.  Please please please let me know if you are coming and how many of which cards.  If you want to only due the lit lighthouse, that will be just great.  I will have your new catalogs ready to pick up.  I will be posting Nailed It shortly.

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

DRAGONFLY DREAMS

FullSizeRender 4As I’m sure you are aware, dragonflies are very in trend right now.  I hesitate about purchasing trendy stamp sets such as Dragonfly Dreams and coordinating dies, but I decided these would be great for masculine cards although this card is not manly due to the background use of some retired floral DSP.  The dragonflies are die cut from gold foil and adhered over solid color cs with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies. The finished dragonfly is then popped up with dimensionals and appears to be flying across the card.

FullSizeRender 5However, the really cool design on this card is the use of the drapery fold also known as the pleated skirt fold and the drapery pleat fold.  There are several different dimensionals available to make this design fold.  I tried 3 different dimensions/pleats and settled on this one which is quite easy.  Basically, you start with a 11 1/2” X 4” DSP that has a nice pattern on the front and a coordinating pattern on the back.  As you can see from these 2 samples, the back of the DSP peeks thru on the pleat bottoms.  When I cut the DSP for March Stamp Camp, I may increase the angle to show more of the alternate pleat DSP.  I used the score board to score the long side of my DSP at 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10 inches.  Then you fold hills and valleys until your DSP is pleated.  A bit of adhesive holds the pleats in place and you adhere the completed panel to your card front.  It may sound complicated, but it is really quite easy after  you have completed your folds.  I will be using a variety of attractive retired DSP for you to choose from. 

FullSizeRender 6This is one of the early folds I did on a vertical card.  The dragonflies look very appropriate with this botanical jungle themed paper.  I will have some of this DSP cut for the drapery fold, but will cut it as a choice for the horizontal card.

Two cards to go!  Don’t forget to let me know when you will be coming and which cards you want to make.  Oh – and we will have yet ANOTHER drawing for the Sale-A-Brations set “Hey Chick”.  This time, you will need to guess the number of jelly beans!!!