ANGELS OF PEACE

08.23.21 Amgels of PeaceAngels of Peace is my favorite Christmas set for 2021.  I fell in love with the set the second I saw it in the July-December Mini Catalog.  I pondered over how to present the angel in a simple but elegant fashion.  The end result has her embossed in gold and framed with embossed metallic gold.  The oval dies used are a combination emboss and die cut.  The end result on the gold metallic is very elegant.  The framed angel rests on tufted embossed white cs framed in Night of Navy on a thick white card.  A simple Noel embellishes the lower corner and a gold star shines in the East.

08.23.21 Angels of peace message layerThe message layer is framed in navy and features our second angel – small in stature but a mighty presence.  She wears a garland  of flowers and clutches a bough of holly.  The message is chosen from the Angels of Peace stamp set.  The message and angel are gold embossed to carry thru the elegance of the card. 

This is our September Christmas card.  You may make as many as you wish.  Embossing is fun as you watch the dull gold heat up and pop into life!

Don’t forget to let us know if you will need a kit, how many cards you wish to do, and what day you plan on coming!

Blessings,

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

TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS

In case you are wondering why I keep changing font sizes, I’m trying to adjust the type size to stay within the image area. 

As you know, Stamp Camps from August thru November will feature at least one holiday card.  For August Stamp Camp, we have Tidings of Christmas.

07.27.21 August Christmas CardThis card comes from the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle found on page 89 in the annual catalog.  The Tidings of Christmas DSP used here is 15% off thru July – see it on page 133 of the annual catalog.  I chose a red and green color scheme for this holiday card – actually it’s Real Red, with the new Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent.  The new 3/8” Open Weave Ribbon is wonderful to work with.  Soft Succulent ribbon is used here.  The cute stockings are stamped in Evergreen and Red.  Stampin’Up has “Jolly Felt” that will be available for Purchase in August.  As I am not the most patient crafter, I dug into my archives and found some inexpensive red and white felt which die cut easily.  The bottom portion of the felt stocking was trimmed off and voila – a felt cuff appeared.  A stem of silver metallic berries was added to embellish each stocking. 

A good way to have handmade Christmas cards ready for December mailing is to make 4 Stamp Camp Christmas cards each month.  This technique is used by several of our crafters.

Please let me know which day you plan on attending for August Stamp Camp and which cards you plan on making.  You know my plea – the sooner you can let me know your selected cards, the easier you make my life.

AND REMEMBER – THE SWEET ICE CREAM CARD MEANS STAMP CAMP ICE CREAM – even if you don’t make the ice cream card!  Come and enjoy!

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

JOY

To me, JOY is the spirit of Christmas

Joy

This festive red and white card is so eye-catching and oh so very easy!  I sprayed the red layer with the White Frost Paint and Alcohol mix I make.  This is an option for you.  The top layer is embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder. The Brother Scan’n Cut nicely cut the JOY, the white squares and the red scallop squares for us.  Very simply, the letters are adhered to the white squares which are adhered to red scallop squares (hard to see) and adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The red rhinestones are adhered to the left, center, and right of the JOY letters.

Joy StarAs I was finishing the front of the card, I remembered that somewhere in the stamp archives was a set titled “The Sounding Joy.”  Sure enough, the set was found and this stamp was part of the set.  Doesn’t it make the perfect message layer for a JOY card?  However, there are many other stamp sets to choose from – this is an option that has been stamped and die cut for you. 

SNOWFLAKE WISHES

Snowflake Wishes

Snowflake Wishes is our final Christmas in July card.  This 3D “flakey” card features lots of silver foil and snowflakes. The Snowflake Embossing Folder adds lots of texture to the center panel.  Rhinestones embellish the center of the die cut snowflake and the dot over the “i” in “Wishes”.  The beautiful Feels like Frost DSP is the perfect background for this lovely card.

Snowflake Wishes msgA sparkly message embossed in silver with a scattering of snowflakes is the perfect message for this lovely card.

We have seen 6 different cards for Christmas in July.  As a reminder, the dates are Thursday July 15 from 10am-6pm, Friday July 16 from 10am-6pm, and Saturday July 17 from 9am-4pm.  Each day allows for 8 hours of fun and crafting.  There will be presents for all, and please feel free to bring a snack to share.  There will be 6 stations set up with each station accommodating 2-3 people.  Kindness is encouraged.

          2021 CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Any 1 – 6 cards $3.00 each
Any 7 – 11 cards $2.75 each
Any 12 – 17 cards $2.50 each
Any 18  cards and more $2.25 each

As always, I plead with you to please let me know which day you wish to come and which cards you would like to make. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Masks are optional. 

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

SILVER SPARKLES

Ornament

Silver Sparkles actually does sparkle!  The festive Feels Like Frost DSP is festooned with a die-cut silver ornament tied with a simple cord.  The silver embossed sentiment says it all very simply – Thinking of You at Christmas.

Ornament message

The message layer is also embossed in silver.  There are many messages to choose for all the Christmas in July cards.  This is the one card that there is a limit on.  We have 38 silver lined cards with matching envelopes.  Once they are gone – they are really gone.

DOVE OF PEACE

Dove 2

We chose copper embossing for the Dove of Peace and sentiment.  This simple but elegant card is one of my favorites.

Dove Message 2Dove message

The message layer features a single star and the message of your choice.  We added a strip of copper dotted DSP to coordinate the card with the message.

Don’t give up yet – 1 more Christmas blog post to go. 

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

NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

Night in Bethlehem is a classic Christmas tribute.  Mary and Joseph are led by the star on their way to Bethlehem.  Shimmer paper and several rhinestones give a bit of glimmer to this revered sight.  The sentiment and circle are framed in Navy. The Tufted Embossing Folder adds softness and depth to the card front.

Night in Bethlehem Rejoicing

Night in Bethlehem BlessedNight of Bethlemen messageThere are many messages that are appropriate for this simple but elegant card.  I chose one that came with the Night of Bethlehem stamp set and added a star and a shepherd. 

PLAYFUL PENGUINS

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What would Christmas be without penguins and some punch art.  You may recognize these little friends as coming from the Stampin’Up owl punch. A bank of glittery snow is just right for these cold weather friends

Penguins 1

The Brother Scan’n Cut was helpful in cutting out the bodies, eyes, vests and feet. The weathered sign was die cut and the post was punched.  The Softly Falling Embossing Folder depicts a snowy scene.

Penguins message

We chose this sparkling message for the Playful Penguins card, but you can choose a message of your choice.  A 4th penguin embellishes the message layer.  When forming your penguins, you can play with the eyeballs and have them looking in any direction – even cross eyed!  This is a card to have fun with.

Time to start a new post!  See you in a bit!

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

Changes – CARD BUFFET December 2020

COVID-19 has changed plans for our December Christmas Card buffet.  With the elevated case numbers, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”  For safety purposes, you will be doing your cards from your home – not mine.  . 

12.01.20 Christmas Buffet Assortment

This blog post lists each card along with the price.  The cards packets will include instructions and all the pieces, bows, etc. that you will need to create a beautiful card. This has been quite an undertaking.  I hope you enjoy the creativity. I will start with 2 birthday cards and then list the Christmas cards.  There is a December 1st deadline to let me know what cards you wish to do. 

12.01.20 Birthday Mosaic CardBIRTHDAY MOSAIC – $3.50

This beautiful Mosaic Mood (ret) designer paper is perfect for celebrating a birthday.  A perky yellow butterfly is fussy cut, popped up with dimensionals and embellished with 4 pearls.  The sentiment is stamped on a decorative frame.  Gold edged Petal Pink ribbon is woven thru the frame and adhered with dimensionals.

12.01.20 Birthday Mosaic Message

The message reads: “Love to celebrate you” and is embellished with a fussy cut mosaic hummingbird.  Please indicate if you do not want this verse.

12.01.20 Curvy Birthday Card

CURVY BIRTHDAY – $3.00

This card features the new Stampin’Up Curvy Celebrations bundle. The Designer paper is the back side of the Gilded Autumn set.  A simple copper shoestring bow embellishes the top layer.

12.01.20 Curvy Birthday MessageThe message layer for Curvy Birthday is blank and is die cut in the same curvy design as the card front.  The curve can be adhered at the top or the bottom of the message layer.

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12.01.20 Beary Christmas CardBEARY CHRISTMAS – $3.50

This cheery card is perfect for the young at heart.  The skating bear can be positioned several ways. His hat features a small furry ball. His hat and scarf can be colored in your favorite shades.  A small Christmas tree, silver snowflakes and a second bear embellish this snowy scene.

12.01.20 Beary Christmas Message

Please indicate if you do not want this Christmas message for your Beary Christmas.

12.01.20 Believe in Cherry Cobbler Card

BELIEVE (Cherry Cobbler) – $3.50

This beautiful card features Wrapped in Plaid designer paper and Dainty Diamonds embossed gold metallic foil.  The Cherry Cobbler embossed sentiment features a gold glimmer star and a large Cherry Cobbler bow.  A smaller bow that is the same color is also available.  Indicate whether you wish the large or small bow.

12.01.20 Believe in Cherry Cobbler Message

Please indicate if you do not wish this message.  Matching plaid and gold glimmer star come with the message layer.

12.01.20 Believe in Spruce Card

BELIEVE (Shaded Spruce) – $3.50

This card is identical to the previous one but features the Shaded Spruce, Navy and Gold Designer Paper.  The bow on the sentiment is Shaded Spruce with a gold center.

12.01.20 Believe in Spruce Message

Please indicate if you do not want this message stamped on your message layer.

12.01.20 Curvy Christmas Card

CURVY CHRISTMAS – $3.50

So simple yet so elegant.  This Shaded Spruce card features the new Curvy Celebrations with curves in spruce and brass metallic foil.  The Mint Macaron background is embossed in Dainty Diamonds.  The simple brass and spruce ornament is popped up and embellished with a holiday red bow.

12.01.20 Curvy Christmas Message

Please indicate if you do not want this message stamped on the Curvy Christmas message layer:  “May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas for the wonderful gift of Jesus and the joy He brings to our lives.”  Brass embellishments are included with this message layer.

12.01.20 Golden Christmas Blessings Card

GOLDEN CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS – $3.50

This elegant card with matching gold trimmed envelope features a reindeer die cut thru the top layer and gold metallic foil behind the cut.  The sentiment is gold embossed and a snowy covered glimmer hill with matching corner gives lots of texture and sparkle.

12.01.20 Golden Christmas Blessings Message

  Please indicate if you do not want this gold embossed message with your Golden Christmas Blessings card.  2 snowy glimmer corners are included with this message layer.

12.01.20 Happy card ipad

HAPPY CHRISTMAS – $3.50

This elegant Peacock and copper card comes with a half sheet of Stampin Dimensionals to insure you have enough dimensionals to pop up the top layer.  Copper metallic foil, die cut ornaments from the Brightly Gleaming designer paper, and a small copper star embellish the top card layer.

12.01.20 Happy message ipad

Please indicate if you do not want this message stamped on your message layer.  An embossed peacock tree is included with the message layer.

12.01.20 Poinsettia Pyramid side 1POINSETTIA PYRAMID – $3.50


Your Poinsettia Pyramid card will be glued into the correct form.  You will simply adhere the DSP to the marked panels, adhere the Velcro dot, and embellish.  Side 1 features a red velvet poinsettia (3 layers) and 2 spruce leaves

12.01.20 Poinsettia Pyramid side 2

Side 2 features a gold embossed sentiment and 2 gold berry branches


12.01.20 Poinsettia Pyramid side 3

Side 3 features a small 2-layer poinsettia, gold embossed sentiment and a small gold reindeer. 

12.01.20 Poinsettia Pyramid Message

Please indicate if you do not want this message included for your Poinsettia Pyramid card.


12.01.20 Snowflake Splendor Card

SNOWFLAKE SPLENDOR – $3.50

Our final card – a fun fold with space for 2 written messages.  The Snowflake Splendor designer paper features a smaller top Purple Posy card festooned with blue glimmer and silver foil snowflakes, an encased half pearl and Snowflake Splendor ribbon.  Note how the open card rests on a ledge.

12.01.20 Snowflake Splendor Sentiment

Please indicate if you do not want this sentiment included in the smaller Purple Posy top card.

12.01.20 Snowflake Splendor Message

Please indicate if you do not want this message on your Snowflake Splendor message layer.  3 small pearls are included to layer into the 3 snowflake centers.

HAPPY BUFFET SHOPPING!

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

WORLD PEACE

10.27.20 Peace card goldIn today’s crazy world, I truly wish for PEACE.  The result of my wish is this simple but elegant Christmas card.  The base is Thick Whisper White with a layer of Night of Navy.  The top layer is Shimmery White card stock embossed with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder.  The embossed circles carry the circle design element throughout.  The card is cased from Sharp Notes by Sherylblogsspot.com.

10.27.20 Peace card copper realThis easy card can be done in gold, copper or silver.  The globe is part of the Beautiful World bundle.  To ease the issue of adhering the globe to the navy circle, the new SU adhesive sheets are adhered to the back of the metallic card stock before die-cutting.  The die-cut globe simply requires peeling off the sticky backing before adhering to the circle.  No sticky fingers or liquid adhesive to worry about!

IMG_5255As I did not have a stamp for the sentiment “Let there be PEACE on earth,” I typed the wording out, printed it in Navy and used the stitched rectangle die for cutting. The navy sentiment layer is a 3/4” cs strip punched with the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.  The globe and sentiment are both popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The ornament hook comes from the retired Delicate Ornaments dies.  This is such a small die and so easy to lose.  The original die was lost at the Bolingbrook Park District during a class I was teaching. 

10.27.20 PeaceThe message layer features 2 stamps from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.  I have pre-stamped several and have a Stamparatus set up and ready to stamp this beautiful message for you if you like it. 

World Peace is truly a very simple card and is one of my favorites.  Please let me know as soon as possible which cards you choose to do for November Stamp Camp and which day you plan on coming.

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

PEACEFUL NATIVITY

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I know several of you have been interested in seeing what I would do with this stamp set for October Stamp Camp.  I tried to keep the scene as simple as possible.  The sentiment “For unto us a child is born” is wet embossed in gold. The Night of Navy card is layered on the new in-color – Misty Moonlight.  Although it was hard to not add additional stars, the gold star is limited to the single Star of Bethlehem.  The stable is stamped on wood toned DSP.  Foam Adhesive Strips are used to provide dimension for the stable.

09.23.20 Peaceful Nativity 2

Any wood toned DSP can be used for the stable.  The die-cut images are colored with Stampin’ Blends and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Bronze, light and dark crumb cake and light soft suede are used for the different brown shades.  Gray Graphite is used for the lone sheep and Smoky Slate for the donkey.  The 2 trees are conjoined to provide height.  The sand on the crumb cake earth can be stamped with any sand-like stamp.  The sand image from Waterfront is used here.  Wink of Stella is limited to the palm leaves, and baby Jesus09.23.20 Peaceful Nativity Message Layer

The message chosen here is from the Peaceful Nativity stamp set.  Again, simplicity is the focus.

October Stamp Camp is scheduled for October 1, 2, and 3.  10am – 4 pm on October 1 and 2; 9 am – 4 pm on October 3.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  There is a variety to choose from – Peaceful Nativity, Flight of Fancy, Fall Blossoms, and Beautiful Autumn. 

October features 3 crafting items of interest – My birthday discount, Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin and Designer Series Paper Sale.

Birthday cakeHAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSEMARYBirthday cake

In honor of my birthday, I am giving a 20% discount for Stampin’Up orders placed either thru my online store or from me directly.  This personal discount is from October 1 thru October 31. 

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The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind kit made for holiday crafting. Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.  It includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can share with friends around the world—in their language!

  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm), Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea

The cost for 1 month of Paper Pumpkin is $23.76 which includes tax and shipping.  You can sign up online at PAPER PUMPKIN. Please note that the birthday discount does not apply to Paper Pumpkin.

SAVE 15% ON DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!  The birthday discount will apply to this offer.

In addition, I will be offering 1/4 of of 4 designs of my choice for $15.98.  This would mean you would receive 6 – 12 X 6 sheets of the 12X12 DSP and 12 – 6 X 6 sheets of the 6X6 DSP.  This is IF 4 people choose to participate, and my choice of DSP.  More will be coming out by E-mail.  The birthday discount does not apply to this offer.

I hope to see you at October Stamp Camp.  Please let me know as soon as you can what day you might be coming and what cards you choose to do.

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

WHITE CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA–Take 2

Trying again to send this Post. 

While creating the white poinsettia card, 2 things occurred – first, CHRISTMAS fell on the craft room floor and it took husband Norb several minutes to find it.  Second, I found JOY in the bathroom!  How many of you can say Christmas fell to the floor and you found joy in the bathroom?

08.26.20 White Poinsettia foilThis card has created some discussion within my family – which do you prefer – the red or the white poinsettia?  I love them both so I have yet to make a decision.  This elegant card features a 2 layered poinsettia that is die cut with the Poinsettia dies from the Plush Poinsettia flocked designer paper. 

08.26.20 White Poinsettia white and foilThe background DSP for our white poinsettia is the 6X6 Feels Like Frost DSP.  This comes in several patterns of foil with white designs as we see above, and white with foil designs as we see here.  The die cut poinsettias are adhered with glue dots; silver metallic and Shaded Spruce die cut branches embellish the flower. 

08.26.20 White Poinsettia closeThe beautiful beaded pearl embellishment used on the red poinsettia is also used here.  The Mint Macaron leaves match the card layer.  Note the Christmas Joy.  Using the Sizzix adhesive paper under the cs, one set is die cut in Mint Macaron and one in Shaded Spruce.  They are layered with the spruce shadowing the mint.  Originally, I used the Mint Macaron alone but it was too light.  Using just the Shaded Spruce, the effect was too heavy.  By layering, I was able to keep the peaceful effect but make it legible. 

08.26.20 White Poinsettia unsUsing the same foil as the card front, a miniature poinsettia is made and a dot of yellow Stickles is added.  The tiny flowers are perfect for the card message layer.

So – which do you prefer?  The White Poinsettia or the Red?  I’m interested in learning your preference.  Please let me know as soon as you can which day you will be coming and what cards you choose to create.  Stay tuned for So Much Happy!

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