LASTING LILY

The Paper Rose theme for April is “Welcome Spring” and this card certainly looks like spring!  “Lasting Lily” is one of the new “DISTINKTIVE” stamps from Stampin’Up.

  “DISTINKTIVE” stamps give you photo-realistic images with just one stamp. They have a special texture that gives added depth and dimension in a single step. These stamps are available only from Stampin’ Up! and are made using a patent-pending process.  DISTINKTIVE stamps are available in red rubber and photopolymer; Paper Pumpkin’s April kit includes photopolymer stamps.  Shop “DISTINKTIVE” stamps in the online store by searching “DISTINKTIVE,” or look for the “DISTINKTIVE” icon in Stampin’ Up! catalogs.

20190318_194432761_iOSThis lovely card features an open lily and a bud stamped in Daffodil Delight.  Can you see the definition in the lily and in the Granny Apple Green leaves? I purchased the framelits for Lasting Lily before they sold out.  Having the abiity to die cut the images is something I enjoy.  However, these would be very simple to fussy cut.  This set is part of Sale-A-Brations and will be gone after March 31st.  I chose to make a frame to showcase the lilies.  I used the stitched rectangular dies to cut the shape and then ran the frame thru the Big Shot with the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The die cut lily images were adhered to 5 X 3 3/4” Whisper White cs and the frame was adhered over the art work with SU Foam Adhesive Strips.  A butterfly from the Sale-A-Bration Botanical Butterfly was added to provide eye appeal.  Although this makes a perfect sympathy card, I have chosen to use my Lasting Lily card for Easter.  I love the detail this set provides and I look forward to stamping more “distinctive” stamps in the future.

The main Stampin’Up catalog is thru June 3, 2019.  As the 2017-2019 In Colors will retire at that time, I would suggest you purchase any card stock, inks, embellishments in these colors now.  As in the past, these retiring colors tend to sell out before the retirement date and then it is too late.  The smaller Occasions Catalog also retires June 3rd.  I think the “Tea Together” stamp set is carrying over as is the butterfly Duet Punch and the Cake Builder Punch.  Other items may sell out before June 3rd so if there is something you feel would enhance your craft library, now is the time to purchase it.

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Looking forward to seeing you on April 4th, 5th and/or 6th!  Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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FOREVER LOVELY (Cas’d from Patty Bennett)

Patty Bennett is one of the top 10 Stampin’ Up demonstrators.  She is located in the San Francisco area and I admire many of her creations.  Generally when I CAS a card, I make many changes.  However, this is an exact copy of Patty’s card although our measurements may differ slightly.  I must mention, that this is NOT a 5-minute card – patience is a must. 

01.20.19 Forever Lovely 2This card is truly Forever Lovely.  Done in Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo, it is the perfect card not only for Valentine’s Day but also for a birthday or a wonderful pick-me-up.  How would you feel if you received this card from a friend?  The card features the Forever Lovely Suite shown here in the new Occasions Catalog.  We start with a 4 X 2 piece of Lovely Lipstick and die cut the Edgelit of the roses and leaves. The challenging part it to make sure your edgelit is on straight.  I use bits of Washi Tape to insure my die does not move.

01.20.19 Forever Lovely 1After the Lovely Lipstick is cut, I place it up against the Whisper White top layer and after insuring the white layer is straight, I use Washi Tape to hold the die of roses and leaves in place making sure it matches the cut Lovely Lipstick Edgelit.  The Precision Base Plate is used to die cut this image.  Although hard to see, the die also embosses some floral images.  The Lovely Lipstick image is adhered to the Whisper White layer and “All My Love” DSP is tucked into the end.  You have two choices of the DSP to choose from. White trimmed Lovely Lipstick 1/2” ribbon is knotted either around the white layer or around the entire card front.  Two Heart Epoxy Droplets are colored with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, allowed to dry, and then placed on the card front. 

As a reminder, February Stamp Camp is Thursday February 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday February 8th from 2 to 6 pm, and Saturday February 9th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can rearrange the schedule.

In case you missed my previous e-mail and blog posts, I have made the hard decision to increase the price of Stamp Camp to $14.  I have kept the $12 price for years but with everything creeping up in price, I am forced to increase to $14. 

Remember it’s Sale-A-Bration time.  Through  March 31, for every $50 in product you purchase from Stampin’ Up, you can choose something free from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  There is foil, ribbon, and stamps to choose from.  There are 2 more detailed items available if you purchase $100 in product.  Check it out here at Sale-A-Bration.

To help you choose something free from Sale-A-Bration, I am discounting all Stampin’ Up card stock, DSP, specialty papers, etc. by an extra 10% for the month of February. As this is a Paper Rose discount, orders will need to come through me.  This is the time to stock up on those basics you use throughout the year!

I am very excited about our March Stamp Camp – “Bunches of Butterflies!”  We will see butterflies, butterflies, and more butterflies!.  The dates for March Stamp Camp are March 7, 8 and 9.  I am working on the 2019 calendar and will soon have it done.

Hope to see you next month!

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

JUST FUR YOU

Hmmm…I was just reading that the color for 2019 is coral.  Coral is okay in my book but I much prefer pink.  The Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo is a pinky coral and we will be using it on this card as well as another of our February cards.  The next card/s is for the pet lover in our lives.  I happen to be a cat person, but I know many folks have different pets and love them dearly.

01.20.19 Just Fur You bothOur first card is for the pet lover who loves both cats and dogs.  These new animal sets are found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  “Nine Lives is featured on page 32 and Happy Tails is on page 33.  These pets can be stamped as seen here or other images including spots and color variations can be used.  In addition, there are assorted messages and other pet items that can be incorporated.  There is a punch for the cat that we used last year and a new “Dog Builder Punch”.  These are basic stamps and punches that never go out of style.  I love some of the sentiments:  “Keep calm and wag on, “A friend like you comes around ONCE in nine lives, “A Best Friend Leaves A Paw Print on your Heart,” and more. These stamps are great for any occasion.  I can picture this done in red and green for Christmas with a red bow on the cat and a holiday leash on the dog.

01.20.19 Just Fur You catDaughter Debbie designed these cards in Pretty in Pink (Ret), Lovely Lipstick, and a bit of Flirty Flamingo Designer Paper from the new “All My Love” DSP series.  A retired heart punch borders our pet/s which are popped up on Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White scalloped ovals.  The white cardstock has been dry embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder (my fav).  Lovely Lipstick 1/8” ribbon covers the seams under the ovals.  The animals are colored with Stampin’ Blends and could be highlighted with touches of Wink of Stella for a bit of glimmer.  The sentiment “JUST FUR YOU!” is perfect for any occasion

01.20.19 Just Fur You dogAnd finally, we see our pet pooch – perched regally on our card.  A Lovely Lipstick leash would be cute stamped on his neck.  There is also a paw image stamp that could be incorporated on the front or inside of this canine card.

I hope you can make it to our February Stamp.  Although we have a valentine theme, these cards could be used for other occasions.  February Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday February 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday February 8th from 2 to 6 pm, and Saturday February 9th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can rearrange the schedule.

Sale-A-Bration is taking place until March 31.  With each $50 Stampin’Up purchase (before tax and shipping), you choose a free item from the current Sale-A-Bration brochure. To help you take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, for the month of February, I am discounting all Stampin’ Up cardstock/paper by an ADDITIONAL 10%.  This means all card stock, DSP, foils, vellum, glimmer, watercolor paper, etc. will be 20% off.  This is a discount offered by Paper Rose so orders will need to be placed thru me.  You can see the pamphlet of freebies at 2019 Sale-A-Brations.

As noted in the e-mail I sent out yesterday, I have made the decision to increase the price of Stamp Camp to $14.  This was a hard decision to make, but everything is slowly rising in cost.  I have kept the Stamp Camp price at $12 for years.  This allows us to continue using the high quality paper, stamps, dies and embellishments sold by Stampin’Up.  The $14 covers everything – supplies, tools and my humor, knowledge and loving touch.  Additional cards above the 4 for Stamp Camp will be $3.

Stay warm my crafty friends!

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

My Handheld Valentine

Hi Crafters and welcome to Stamping 2019 with Paper Rose!  I’m happy to report I have recovered from pneumonia and slowly getting back in full swing.  February Stamp Camp will be Thursday January 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday January 8th from 2 to 6 pm, and Saturday January 9th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can rearrange the schedule.

I have had to make a hard decision regarding the price of our stamp camps.  I know you are aware how everything is slowly inching up in cost.  I have kept the Stamp Camp price at $12 for years.  In order to be fair to myself, I have made the decision to increase the price of Stamp Camp to $14.  This allows us to continue using the high quality paper, stamps, dies and embellishments sold by Stampin’Up.  The $14 covers everything – supplies, tools and my loving touch.  Additional cards above the 4 for Stamp Camp will be $3.

Sale-A-Bration is taking place until March 31.  With any and each $50 Stampin’Up purchase (before tax and shipping), you choose an item from the current Sale-A-Bration brochure. To help you take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, for the month of February, I am discounting all Stampin’ Up cardstock/paper by an ADDITIONAL 10%.  This means all card stock, DSP, foils, vellum, glimmer, watercolor paper, etc. will be 20% off.  This is a discount offered by Paper Rose so orders will need to be placed thru me.  And with every $50 purchase, you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Many of you should have received your Sale-A-Bration brochures in the mail.  I will have extra brochures at February Stamp Camp. 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Although our February Stamp Camp cards have a valentine theme, they could also be used for birthdays, anniversaries, thinking of you, etc.  We have lots of sentiments to choose from.

01.20.19 Real Handheld Valentine 1 I love this gal – shown here holding a heart with a little sentiment.  The “Hand Delivered” set is in the 2018-2019 catalog on page 229.  This is a set only available to hostesses with a qualifying sale or purchase of $150.  The image is colored with Stampin’ Blends and layered on Blushing Bride.  The Melon Mambo background is embossed with the retired Falling Hearts embossing folder and accessorized with a simple white organza bow.  The stitched heart is from the new “Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies’.  The heart is cut from the new, free Lovely Lipstick Foil.  By free, I’m referring to the Sale-A-Bration sale thru March 31, 2019.  With any and each $50 purchase, you choose an item from the current Sale-A-Bration brochure.  The Grapefruit Grove &Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets is one of these free items (pg. 12)

01.20.19 Real Handheld Valentine 2 The Sale-A-Bration foil sheets includes 8 sheets, 4 each of the 2 colors, 12X12 in size. 

The second sample shows a flowered skirt – different from the skirt in the sample above.  There are 3 skirts available for this lovely lady as well as an assortment of items for her to carry.  The small sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick or Melon Mambo and features a small heart epoxy droplet colored with Stampin’ Blends in Lovely Lipstick.  We will be using these little epoxy hearts on several of our February cards and throughout the year.  I love the cute heart stamp shown here on the envelope.  This is from the new “Forever Lovely” stamp set.

01.20.19 Handheld Valentine 1Although we are not making this card in February, I wanted to share the card I made for my Granddaughter Jailyn’s birthday.  As you can guess, she turned 14.  This is from the “Hand Delivered” set used above.  Instead of a sign, our gal is holding an assortment of balloons. Other images for her to carry include a 3-layer cake and an armful of packages. The image was colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Note the stitched Highland Heather and Whisper White layers.  You will be using these new “Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies” on another February card.  I love the professional finish from the stitched dies. 

I hope to see you at February Stamp Camp.  Although it appears the weather will be a bit chilly these 3 days, there will be warmth and laughter inside 533 Emerson Circle.  Stay warm – there are less than 60 days until spring.

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

Swirly Scribbles Christmas

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I love the woodsy effect of this card.  Simply done in red, white and green with the woodsy Early Espresso, this is a card I would love to receive from a friend.  Although I have used a retired hardwood embossing folder for the top layer, the current Seaside embossing folder or even the Pinewood Planks folder would work well.  The wreath is die cut from the large Swirly Scribbles Thinlits circle.  Two circles are cut and overlaid to give contrast and depth.  The top of the wreath features several pine boughs and berry branches die cut from the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  A simple red satin bow ties the boughs together and 2 little red birds – one red metallic and one red glimmer – perch on the finished wreath. 

WP_20180727_21_24_47_Pro (2)Swirly Scribbles Christmas can be done on a Real Red or Call Me Clover layer as we see here.  These little birds are die cut in gold – 1 metallic and one gold glimmer.  The birds can also be die cut in silver.  The sentiment is one I found in my Christmas library of leftovers and as there were multiples, I decided to use it.  However, other messages can be stamped using the banner stamp and die.  The wreath leaves a lot of room for interpretation.  Perhaps your wreath will look much different from mine! 

As a reminder, August Stamp Camp is from 1-7 PM on Thursday August 2, from 2-7 PM on Friday August 3, and from 9AM to 4 PM on Saturday August 4.  It is helpful if you can let me know when you might be coming.

One more card to post – it will be up in a few minutes.

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

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

SUNSHINE & RAINBOWS

02.21.18 Springtime 1On this cheerful card, we have Party Panda helping Sunshine & Rainbows declare springtime smiles.  The watercolor background has been colored with Brusho which is a highly pigmented Watercolor ink crystal. I die cut and adhered 3 layers of white clouds and several single clouds.  The die cut rainbow follows ROYGBIV – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.  Each color spectrum is adhered to a backing to allow for stability.  The panda declares the sentiment and a glimmering sun speaks of warm days to come.  Wink of Stella was brushed on the rainbow and judiciously to the panda.  The art scene was layered onto Pacific Point cs and then onto the Daffodil Delight card.  Voila – instant spring. 

02.21.18 St. Pats 2  Our second sample is the St. Paddy’s version.  Our sentiment changes and a “pot of gold” is found at the end of the rainbow.  You can choose either card. 

A word about Brusho.  As noted above, Brusho is a highly pigmented Watercolor ink crystal. Stampin’ Up sells a box of 5 colors – red, yellow, gamboge, blue and Moss Green.  You can sprinkle the crystals directly on water-washed paper and watch the colors burst!  For this project, I prefer sprinkling the crystals on the dry water color paper and then adding the water.  You can swish the color around with a brush, add more water, add more crystals and even wipe the watercolor paper off with a paper towel to soften the effect.  We will be doing more with Brusho next month but I wanted you to experiment a bit with it this month.

This is the final post for March Stamp Camp.  I hope you can join us on March 1st from 1 pm to 7 pm, March 2nd from 2 pm to 7 pm, or March 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm.  It is helpful if you can let me know which day you might be coming.  For the month of April, our theme will be “friends.”  The dates are April 5, 6, and 7 so mark your calendars now. 

Don’t forget the February 20% discount and the current Sale-A-Brations promotion.  Let me know if you have any questions.

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