GRACE’S GARDON

Grace’s Garden is one of my favorite sets and I’m sad to see it retire.  I love the overall ambience of the set as well as the message.

042421 GRACE'S GARDEN Blue BirdThe Highland Heather card is layered with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder.  The white card stock was water misted prior to the embossing which allows the maximum texture.  The garden arch opens to the message layer and you can see flowers peeking through.  The gate actually opens although I find its easier to adhere the arch with the gate closed then cut open after.

 

042421 GRACE'S GARDEN yellow birdThe flower, bird and cat images have all been pre-cut.  The flowers can be colored with Stampin’ Blends and placed as you choose. On the top card, the garland of purple roses is climbing up the arbor.  On the card to the right, the rose garland embellishes the message layer and a partial garland embellishes the top of the arbor.  There is no wrong placement.     Dimensionals are used for several images.  The bird and cat are at a visual stand-off.  Purple and yellow butterflies add additional color and interest. 

042421 Grace's Garden yellow bird msg layer

The message layer is seen from the front and the inside.  The message is wonderful for friends and family and can be embellished as you choose.

This is the final card for May Stamp Camp – 2 flowery cards, a tree, and butterflies.  Please let me know as soon as possible which cards you choose to make. 

As a reminder, May Stamp Camp is on Thursday and Friday May 6 and 7 from 10am to 4pm, and Saturday May 8 from 9am to 4pm.

The next stamping experience will be Christmas in July on the 15th from 10am to 6pm, and July 17th from 9am to 4pm.  Debbie and I are already discussing Christmas.  I am taking the month of June off to concentrate on physical therapy for my knees!   

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

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE #1

042421 BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE blueButterfly Brilliance is a new set that I absolutely love!  I believe butterflies are a gift from God and you can NEVER have too many butterfly stamps and dies. 

This Coastal Cabana card is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder which gives the card a lovely texture.  A strip of Butterfly Bijou DSP is layered on Just Jade and is adorned with two layer butterflies.

 

042421 BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE  Coastal CabanaThe top butterfly layer is die-cut in Just Jade and the bottom layer is cut in Mint Macaron.  The wings are slightly curled with a bone folder.  Wink of Stella is brushed on prior to adhering the the layers together.  A simple shoestring Baker’s Twine bow is adhered with the fibers separated.  Finally the butterfly heads are embellished with rhinestones in the top sample and pearls in the bottom sample. 

042421 Butterfly Brilliance msg layerThe message layer is stamped in Coastal Cabana with a single butterfly while the envelope butterfly is stamped in Just Jade.

So far we’ve seen flowers, a tree and butterflies.  But I promised two cards with flowers so the final card must be – FLOWERS!

Please remember to let me know what cards you choose to make.  The cost remains any 4 cards for $14 and $3 for each additional card.  The price of the snail refills recently increased in price and because of this, I am increasing the price to $2.25 per roll or $13.50 per box. 

Let’s take a look at our last card.

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

SEASHELLS

Hi crafters!  It’s time for some paper crafting.  We are creating a fun fold, 2 different techniques and some farmyard chickens! 

03.30.21. Seashells embossedSeashells is the easiest card ever!  You start with a 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 piece of Seaside Spray card stock.  With a sponge, you apply a very thin coat of White Frost Shimmer paint,  While it is drying, you can stamp your sentiment and message.  Once dry, you simply run the frosted pearlescent sheet thru the Big Shot in the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder and adhere it to your card base!  Voila – you have a BEAUTIFUL card.  Simply die cut your sentiment, adhere to the card with Seaside Spray Metallic Ribbon, add 3 pearls and you are DONE!  An elegant card that is also so very simple!

03.30.21 Seashells colored mesThe message layer can be stamped however you wish.  The message used here is from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set.  With the bundle, came some beautiful sticker sheets in the colors used here.  The seagrass shown was hand cut from another view.  The message layer can be done several different ways and YOU are the artist!

03.30.21 Seashells cutoutPerhaps you would prefer a card that highlights the sea world with all the lovely fronds and grasses. If so, you simple take your pearlescent Rosemary’s StampinUp Store one single piece and is easily adhered to the card front.  The sentiment is again adhered with Seaside Spray ribbon and 3 pearls colored with Stampin Blends are added to the picture!

03.30.21. Seashells coloredBut perhaps you would like a card with more color.  Although more time consuming that the previous seashell cards, 3 colored seashells are added to this card front.  A few embossed seashell fronts have been run in Blushing Bride, So Saffron, and Soft Sea Foam.  These are available for you to cut out shells with your snips, as well as fronds and grasses to use on your message layer. The shells are adhered to the card front, the sentiment is adhered as shown in the previous cards, and 3 pearls are added.  3 different cards that all start the same way!  A new technique is learned! 

April Stamp Camp is right around the corner!  April 8th from 10am – 4pm, April 9th from 10am – 4pm, and April 10th from 9am – 4pm.  I would like to keep our maximum attendees to 4 for one more month!  By May, I’m hoping many of us will be fully vaccinated and we can craft in a more relaxed setting.  I know a couple of you have received both vaccines.  I have my second one on April 6th so I am hoping I don’t have a reaction and will be fit as a fiddle by Thursday April 8th! 

The retiring list for the current catalog is out and can be reached by pressing Rosemary’s StampinUp Store.  Then press SPECIALS and ASK ME FOR DETAILS, and you will be taken to the retiring items.  Many items are discounted.  The bundles that are not marked retiring will no longer be sold as bundles with the 10% savings.  Sadly, the White Frost Shimmer Paint is on the Retired List.  This is what we use on the cards shown above.  I checked 5 minutes ago and it was not sold out and selling for $8.  Amazon is selling the same product for $12.05.  If you want a bottle or 2, let me know and I will include it in my next order IF it is still available.

Please let me know which cards you wish to do, and what day you plan on coming.  Right now there are 2 openings on Thursday and Friday/Saturday are fully open.  But masks and hand sanitizers please.

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

  

ART GALLERY

02.19.21 Art Gallery cards

Art Gallery was one of my favorite sets in the January – June Mini Catalog.  In fact, it is featured on the cover of the catalog.  I love the bright colors and the random flow of the Fine Art Floral DSP.  Poppy Parade is one of the colors featured in the DSP and I chose that color for our card base.  A strip of DSP is adhered to a slightly larger piece of Blackberry Bliss.  The two-step-stamping flower is stamped first in Poppy Parade, and then in Rococo Rose that is first stamped off.  I wanted a bit more light pink to show thru so I added some strokes of Light Rococo Stampin’ Blends.  Merry Merlot provides nice contrast for the stamen. Mossy Meadow is the color for the stem and the Floral Gallery dies crisply cut out both pieces. A light Rococo Rose tinge is brushed on to surround the popped-up flower and leaf.   Die-cut “happy” reflects the feeling of the card. 

02.19.21 Art Gallery message angledThe Floral Gallery Dies include the cute “just want to say” shown on this message layer.  I adhered them at a casual angle on this sample and also did a straight version.  The stamp set includes several occasions that go with “just want to say”.  I chose Happy Birthday for this sample and “I’m thinking of you” for the second sample.  Other messages include Congratulations, You Are Lovely, Best Wishes, I Miss You, and more.

And there we have it – you’ve seen all the offerings for March Stamp which will be held at my home on March 4th from 10am – 4pm, March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and March 6th from 9am – 4pm.  If you prefer a kit, please let me know as soon as possible as the kits take more time.  As March is still limited to 4 crafters per day, please let me know your preferred day. And of course, we will be following Covid-19 guidelines with masks and cleaning supplies before passing them to another crafter.  I’m excited to see you!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)639.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

CURVY WISHES

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Easter cardFor March Stamp Camp, we have both Easter and Spring creativity at work.  The Curvy Wishes cards feature the beautiful DSP from the Sale-a-Brations offerings.  This card uses the Paper Blooms DSP which is free with a $50 purchase.  Seaside Spray and Night of Navy match the DSP perfectly.  The Easter sentiment used is part of the Springtime Joy stamp set.

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Spring cardThe second card features the Flower and Field DSP found on pg. 10 of the small Sale-a-Bration booklet.  Like the top card, this DSP is free with a $50 purchase.  Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green are the background colors we chose.  The springtime sentiment is from an ancient set that I hold on to because of the sentiment stamps. 

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Easter messageIgnore the blue shadow on this curvy message layer.  A simple message of Easter celebration is embellished with a small blue glimmer cross.  The die for the cross was MIA for a few days but when I cleaned off my desk, it reappeared!

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Spring messageAgain, please ignore the blue shadow.  Not sure where it came from.  A spring message and a butterfly are perfect for the springtime card. 

As a reminder, March Stamp Camp will be held in my home following the Covid-19 guidelines.  We will continue to limit attendance to 4 per day for March and request masks as well as social distancing.  If you prefer to craft at home, please let me know as soon as possible that you prefer a kit.

Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th as does my 20% discount.  This is a great time to stock up on paper and Stampin’ Blends.  If you order 6 sets of the blends, the total cost to you would be $55.33 which includes shipping, tax, and the 20% discount.  And you would be able to choose one of the cute DSP paper sets shown here or maybe the Darling Donkeys stamp set featured in the next Blog Post.  Something to think about.

Looking forward to seeing you in March – March 4th from 10am – 4pm, March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and March 6th from 9am – 4pm.  Remember to let me know if you are coming or would prefer a kit, and which cards you choose to do.

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

 

 

RETRO VALENTINE

01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine card frontThis print seems so large but what I was using was too small.  I’m using my new laptop so it’s trial and error time.

I call this valentine “Retro Girl.”  She is copied from the Graphic Fairy Website that I subscribe to.  The Scan’nCut did the cutting for us and a 2-layer glimmer heart is her flower.  Tiny pink pearls festoon her skirt and hair bow.  Wink of Stella adds glimmer and the retired Falling Hearts embossing folder gives us texture and dimension. 

01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine message layerThe message layer features a pink glimmer heart and a stamped white heart that can be layered on the Rococo Rose punched heart.  The messages for the cards you have seen thus far can be interchanged as you wish.  I miss not having you here so you can choose and stamp the messages yourself.

One card left – stay tuned!

Healthy Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965

LOVE YOU ALWAYS

01.17.21 Black and White card frontI love black and white!  This combination is a WOW!  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the True Love DSP jumps at me.  The ornate heart from the Floral Heart Dies is simply beautiful.  The embossed sentiment pops at you from the unique banner that is scored and folded to provide the 3-D effect.  This card is not at all difficult.  You layer paper, adhere the heart flat, fold the embossed message on the score lines and adhere to the card front.

01.17.21 Black and White messageThe message layer gives us a little bit of color with a scalloped heart that can be layered to the white stamped heart if you choose.  A strip of matching DSP ties the front and message layers together.

As I mentioned earlier, cards should be ready for pickup by 1.27.21 and I will notify you if they are ready earlier.  It’s helpful if you can let me know as soon as you have decided which cards you choose to make.  Feel free to text me at 630.965,1965.  Stay well!

Healthy Blessings,  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

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. 

10.27.20 Thanksgiving Blessings 2

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 

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