SUNFLOWER SHAKER

SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE YOUR SUNFLOWERS!

08.26.20 Sunflower Shaker stackedThis shaker card was designed by Debbie and she and I shared a lot of laughs as she assembled it.  Although the card may appear complicated, it is not as long as you follow the directions.  As I was making a sample today, I wasn’t paying close attention and put the card together without the ribbon.  The card base is the new Cinnamon Cider and is perfect for the approaching fall months.  The narrow strip of DSP is from Flowers for Every Season 6X6 collection.  The wood DSP is from retired stock.  The lovely 3/8” satin ribbon is Early Espresso.

08.26.20 Sunflower Shaker red fanned outWe used the Scan’n’Cut to cut our sunflower bundles.  The Jar Punch does a quick job of making the jar opening.  There is a jar dome that fits into the opening and holds the sequins you choose.  The samples use different wood tones, colors and ribbons.  The top sample has 2 layers of sunflowers stacked with dimensionals adhering them.  The sunflowers are colored in light and dark Mango Melody, Calypso Coral and Bronze, The sample to the right features the Bumblebee Gingham ribbon and the flowers are colored in light and dark Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade and bronze.  The flowers are stacked but the bottom layer radiates out giving the appearance of a larger bouquet. 

08.26.20 Sunflower Shaker blackberry fanned outThe sample to the left uses Cinnamon Cider ribbon and flowers fanning out that have been colored with dark Pumpkin Pie, dark Mango Melody, light and dark Soft Suede, and dark Blackberry Bliss.  All 3 samples have small bows of Bumblebee gingham ribbon.  Each sample uses a different collection of sequins.  There are lots of choices for you – wood tone, ribbon, Stampin’ Blends, sequins.  The stamp set gives the choice of 4 different bouquets but we thought sunflowers were the best choice for September.

This is the fourth and final option for September Stamp Camp.  Dates and times – September 3rd from 10am to 4 pm, September 4th from 10am to 4pm, and September 5th from 9am to 4pm.  As a reminder masks are required as is frequent hand washing.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate so that breaks and eating can be done outside.  If we encounter rain, the garage may become our break room.  I am still limiting the number of attendees – especially with the increased Covid-19 infection rate in Will County.

There is a minor change in pricing for September Stamp Camp.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards but additional poinsettia cards will be $3.50 each.  Additional Sunflower Shakers or So Much Happy cards will remain $3.00. Please let me know as soon as you can which day you plan on attending and which cards you would like to do.

Mark your calendars now for October Stamp Camp – Thursday, Friday, Saturday – October 1, 2 and 3.

Looking forward to seeing you next week!          Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com 

STILL SCENES

Snow Globe DSPSnow globes are a perfect choice for Christmas – whether you live in Arizona, Illinois or Alaska!  For October Stamp Camp, we are featuring a Snow Globe Card.  The products for our Still Scenes card can be found on page 43 of your Holiday Catalogue.  The Still Scenes Stamp Set includes the house and trees, the ornate globe holder, 2 sentiments, a small cluster of snowflakes and a dome stamp.  The Snow Globe Scenes Dies include much more – a small deer, 2 polar bears, 2 churches, 3 trees, and of course the dies for the globe and stand.  In the card to our left, I colored the image with Stampin’ Blends and used Shimmery Crystal Effects to adhere some Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  After the “snow” had dried, I took the Snow Globe Shaker Dome, removed the adhesive backing and CAREFULLY added additional Ice Stampin’ Glitter and Snowflake Sequins to the center of the globe.  The Still Scenes image was then adhered to the adhesive globe backing.  The globe was die cut from the front of the DSP layer, the adhesive on the front of the shaker dome was removed, and the snow globe popped right through the front of the DSP. 

Snow Globe PlaidOn both samples, I decided to add a rim around the globe to add focus to the scene.  Using a circle die about 1/8” larger than the globe die, I die cut a circle of Navy for the sample above and gold for the sample to the right.  The globe die was laid inside the circle and die cut.  This provided the thin circle that highlights the globe.  A coordinating color was used to die cut the globe base backing and a metallic foil was used for the outer base.  For the card to the right, I added Dazzling Diamonds to the roof and trees of the scene and used some loose in the dome with the ice glitter and sequins.  I find the Dazzling Diamonds is quite fine and likes to stick to the globe. 

The background paper for these cards comes from the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the classic Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  I can only guarantee 1 each of the DSP designs shown in the samples.  Many crafters from September Stamp Camp saw the samples and have chosen to do 4 Snow Globe cards for October.  Thus the limit of 1 each of the designs shown above.  However, the other DSP patterns are lovely and you can see them in the Holiday Catalog.  I have purchased additional holiday sentiment dies so we are not limited to the sentiments shown above.

Make sure you let me know which day you will be coming for October Stamp Camp so I can insure we have the card stock pre-cut for the cards you choose to do.  The next 2 posts will be dedicated to Halloween – not scary cards – and are perfect for children and adults alike.

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

Shaken Rooster

05.21.19 Rooster white 1Although the sequins are hiding, this is a shaker card with sparkly earth toned sequins tucked inside the frame.  The “Home to Roost” stamp set was one of the Sale-A-Brations sets and this is the first time I’ve had a chance to use it.  The Early Espresso card base is layered with Wood Textures DSP that has been die cut with a stitched rectangle die.  In this sample, wheat has been stamped in Crumb Cake across the bottom front DSP layer.  The base for this shaker box is Whisper White and Crumb Cake wheat has been stamped.  Mr. Rooster was stamped in Early Espresso on Whisper White and Very Vanilla and cut with the Brothers ScanNCut.  When using the ScanNCut, all images must be connected so that each piece is recognized by the machine.  I took an Early Espresso marker and connected any loose ends before sending  the stamped cs to cut.

05.21.19 Rooser uprightMr. Rooster is colored with Stampin’ Blends in Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Only Orange, Night of Navy and Bronze, and adhered to the base. The top layer is an Early Espresso frame with a window sheet adhered to the back with tape.  Foam strips are adhered around the base. After removing the top strip from the foam, sequins are placed in the center of the base.  The top layer is then adhered to the foam strips and presto – we have a sequin shaker!  The shaker box is then adhered securely to the top layer of the card.  As noted on the card to the right, the shaker box can be centered or placed at an ankle as shown in the samples above and below.  The simple message is stamped in Early Espresso, die cut and framed.

05.21.19 Rooster ribbonThe framed message an be adhered directly to the card, or as shown in the sample to the left, can be adhere to a piece of beige flax ribbon.  I almost forgot to mention the sun!  Samples 2 and 3 have a sun peeking out of the corner.  The sun was sponged in Pineapple Punch and is, of course, optional.  One nice thing about this card is the options – you choose the wood tone you prefer from the DSP.  There is distressed white wood, shades of oak, and even walnut to choose from.  Wheat can be stamped on the DSP if you choose. A sun can be sponged if you want. You decide your shaker box placement – centered or at an angle?  You will make this card truly your own. 

I’m happy to report that I finished the 4 Christmas in July samples today.  The samples which will be available at June Stamp Camp include a holiday window scene, a gingerbread couple, a beautiful bauble, and a wintry scene.  I resurrected some Christmas stamps and dies from the past as Stampin’Up does not come out with the new holiday images until August/September.  I hope you like them.

Don’t forget to let me know when you are coming to June Stamp Camp and which cards you wish to do.  So far we have seen Ye Olde Toolbox, Lilypad Lake, and Shaken Rooster.  A Classic Car easel card is our final June Stamp Camp card and will be posted shortly.

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