ALWAYS THANKFUL

10.27.20 Thanksgiving BlessingsThis Thanksgiving card is a combination of the old and the new.  The art work stamp is 4+ years used and the sentiment is 8+ years used and is mounted on a wooden block!  Do you remember the days of the wooden blocks? 

10.27.20 Thanksgiving Blessings 1The Cajun Craze card stock, Plaid Tidings DSP and message stamp are all very current.  Plaid Tidings DSP can be used for so many different cards.  There are many different combinations to choose from and picking your favorite is not always easy. 

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The artwork is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and die cut with Layering Ovals.  The Cajun Craze layer highlights the base card and colors within the plaids.  Stampin’ Blends are used for coloring the fall scene.  I did experiment coloring with Wink of Stella that had been tipped in ink.  Talk about shine!  I put a drop of ink refill on one of my acrylic blocks and swished it around with my Wink of Stella brush then used it to color part of my artwork.  Debbie suggests pushing the block into your ink pad to keep from wasting an entire drop of ink.  I ended up using this technique for the pumpkins. You can clean your brush by wiping it back and forth until it is clear or spraying a bit of water on the brush.

10.27.20 Thanksgiving Blessings 3The sentiment and artwork are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals – a crafter’s best friend.  The copper trim ribbon adds a touch of texture and interest to the card front. A 1/2 or 3/4” strip of the plaid DSP was saved to adhere to the message layer.

10.27.20 Thanksgiving Blessings msgMatching leaves are also punched and adhered to the message layer.  This is a new Tim Holtz punch and I love the detail.  The message I chose is from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and is stamped in Cajun Craze.

This is the final card offering for November Stamp Camp which will be on November 5th from 10am to 4pm, November 6th from 10am to 4pm and November 7th from 9am to 4pm.

Did you know I have gift certificates available?  These are great for holiday giving.  They must, however, be redeemed thru me.  Let me know if you are interested in purchasing the perfect gift for crafters. 

December Stamp Camp will be on December 3, 4 and 5 and will be my first ever card buffet.  There will be multiple cards to choose from – holiday and everyday.  Each card will be housed in a box with instructions and all the pieces and supplies.  You simply take the box of your choosing back to your work station and craft away.  Then you clean the items you used, replace the box and choose another one.  The cards will be priced between $3 and $3.50.  You can make a total of one card or as many as you want.

As the COVID numbers increase, please stay safe.  If you don’t feel comfortable coming to the house to craft, we can always do a kit for you.  Remember – handmade comes from the heart.

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

SEASON OF THANKS

Season of ThanksThe beautiful leaves on our Season of Thanks card are reminiscent of the autumn colors seen on so many of our trees.  The Gathered Leaves Dies give the leaves a realistic look as they emboss as well as die-cut.  These copper and gold metallic leaves are perfect for this season.  The Early Espresso card is layered with Calypso Coral and DSP from the realistic looking Pressed Petals suite.  A large Calypso Coral background leaf is stamped in Terra Cotta Tile and a pair of stamped and die-cut pumpkins center the gathering of leaves.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso on a die cut circle of Naturals Ivory (an ancient SU card stock from years past).   A jolly turkey from the Day of Thanks stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso, cut with our Scan’n’Cut, and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Finally, a small piece of copper trim and 3 metallic pearls finish this beautiful Thanksgiving card. 

We’ve seen 2 Thanksgiving cards featured at our November Stamp Camp on November 7, 8, and 9.  Now it’s time to take a look at Christmas.

Hope to see you soon!  Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving 2019The days are flying by far too fast for me!  Snow?  Halloween?  Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  For November Stamp Camp, we are offering a Thanksgiving card that is embarrassingly simple.  Graphic 45 has some of the most amazing designer papers.  My good friend Judy Cassidy was so kind to give me this card stock and I am happy to share it with you.  This simple card is a 5 X 3 3/4 piece of this luscious paper layered on to Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie cs.  The Early Espresso sentiment comes from the Word Wishes Dies.  The card features a double Copper Trim bow.  Although the location of the bird may vary on the designer paper, I made sure a bird was very visible for each card.  A few swishes of Wink of Stella adds glimmer to the bird, sunflowers, and any of the scenery you wish to highlight.

November Stamp Camp is right around the corner!  I have no excuse for putting out the blog this late!!!  Dates and times are Thursday November 7 from 11 am – 6 pm, Friday November 8 from 2 – 6 pm, and Saturday November 9 from 9 am – 4 pm.  Come when it is convenient.  I may have a small surprise waiting for you!  The price is $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each card thereafter.  All supplies are provided as well as drinks and a snack.  I hope you can come!  Please let me know in advance which day you will be coming and which cards you wish to do.  Some of you have already let me know your card choices which helps when cutting paper.

Stay Warm and Dry!  Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com