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

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

FALL BLOSSOMS

09.23.20 Fall BlossomsThis is a fun card!  Many Layered Blossoms Dies are die-cut on Thick Whisper White and vellum card stock.  The Whisper White outline is sponged with daubers in the fall colors you choose.  I used Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melon and Poppy Parade on this sample. The outline is then adhered to vellum.

09.23.20 Fall Blossoms 2The second sample uses similar inks and includes Calypso Coral.  The corner treatment differs on the 2 samples.  The vellum layer stands out against the Cajun Craze top card layer.  My favorite new embossing folder – Tasteful Textures 3D – gives subtle texture to the card front. 

 09.23.20 Fall Blossoms close front

This was my first attempt and shows more detail.  I used Old Olive on the leaves and felt it was too dark; in addition, I missed some of the leaves so this did not turn into a sample.

09.23.20 Fall Blossoms close back

This is a view from the back with the sponged outline adhered to the translucent vellum.  Adhering the 2 materials is done with small dots of liquid adhesive and adhesive type will be specified in the directions.  The finished blossoms are adhered to the card front with small dots of liquid adhesive. 

09.23.20 Fall Blossoms Message LayerThe message layer features 2 of the individual sponged blossoms layered with vellum.  In this view, corner embellishments were added to match the card front.   Fall Blossoms is one of the options for October Stamp Camp. However, I do not recommend this card if you plan on doing your cards at home.  Please let me know as soon as you can which day you plan on coming and which cards you choose to create.

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

SO MUCH HAPPY!!!

08.26.20 S0 Much Happy straight

Can you ever have too much happy in your life?  I don’t think so.

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08.26.20 So Much Happy Magnolia

This is my newest most favorite celebration set!  It is showy and so very E A S Y!  Quite truthfully, this set never jumped out at me until I saw a sample from another SU demonstrator.  The die set (see pg. 178 in your 2020-2021 catalog) includes this wonderful HAPPY die plus balloons, stars, a banner, embossed strips, a cloudlike formation and the best ever balloon string I have ever seen!.  You can cut the HAPPY straight across at the top, middle, or down toward the bottom.  You can cut it angled on a horizontal or vertical card.  I have part of my retired DSP stash out for this card.  I started with a thick white card base, adhered a 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 piece of DSP on the card front, die cut the HAPPY image on 5 1/2 X 4 1/4, die cut this with the stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added matching 1/4” strips above and below the HAPPY to accent the word.  For the top cards, I die cut 2 balloons and strings from the same card stock along with stars, and adhered them on.  For the bottom cards, I punched out flowers or fussy cut matching flowers.  You can make these fancy or simple, feminine or masculine.  The Stamp Set gives you the option of HAPPY “birthday, graduation, to have you in my life, to know you, to celebrate you.”  Also, “so very, HAPPY”, balloons, stars, a bow and the balloon string are included in the set. You could easily make the card HAPPY “anniversary” or “retirement.”

This is card option 3 for September Stamp Camp.  We’ve seen the red poinsettia card, the white poinsettia card, and now So Much Happy.  Stay tuned for Sunflower Shaker!

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