04.23.23 Go To Greetings NoteLet’s pretend you just saw a new doctor and he was able to diagnose your aching foot, or your postman helped pick you up after you fell of your bicycle in the middle of the street.  You want to send a casual note to acknowledge their action but you want to use a handmade card.  Or it’s your not favorite brother-in-law’s birthday so you have to send a card or your sister will never forgive you.  And of course, it had better be a handmade card.  Go To Greetings is the stamp set you need.

04.23.23 Good Greetings

The 4 basic greetings are Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Just a Note, and Thank You.  The greetings come in 3 different sizes and are perfect for a semi-professional card.  HELLO is included in the smallest size.

04.23.23 Go To Greetings HBThe Happy Birthday card shown here uses the middle script shown above.  The Fancy Frames Dies provide an attractive frame for the sentiment but again, looks semi-professional.  The Fancy Frames are layered on Adhesive Sheets to ease the process of adhering the frame to the card front.  3 rhinestones are colored with a royal blue permanent Sharpie.  This adds a more personal touch to the card. 

04.23.23 Go To Greetings MessageThe message layer is embellished with a single stem of leaves die-cut in Starry Sky to match the card.  This is the perfect card for an acknowledgement occasion. 

So far we’ve seen 3 very distinctive cards.  Please let me know as soon as you can, which cards you would like to make and what day/s you would like to come for May Stamp Camo.

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


04.23.23 SendingSending Smiles is the stamp set that can be used for many types of occasions as shown below. In the image to the left, Butterfly Kisses DSP sets the color theme for the card:  Calypso Coral, Parakeet Party, Fresh Freesia and Daffodil Delight.  The flower stem is stamped and the flowers are stamped and die cut.  The sentiment wording is stamped and die cut with the perfect sized die included in the set.  SENDING is die cut in Calypso Coral and carefully adhered above the sentiment wording. 

04.23.23 Sending sentiment

These are all the choices you have for the Sending sentiment.  All occasions are covered!  The die set has 2 dies that will fit these sentiments.

04.23.23 Sending BirthdayThis sample is just like the one above but uses the BIRTHDAY WISHES sentiment.  The butterfly colors differ as does the small flower that serves as the dot over the “I” letter in Sending.  Although hard to see, the largest butterfly is two layers and is embellished with tiny pearls.  This is such a cute card for spring, but with a change in DSP, any color combination is possible.

The message layer is simple yet colorful.  A small stem is stamped in Parakeet Party and a stamped and die-cut flower is adhered with a dimensional. 

04.23.23 Sending MessageA strip of Butterfly Kisses adorns the bottom or side of the message layer.

Have you received your 2023-2024 catalog?  If not, please let me know as I ordered them for all my regular customers.  There are color changes for the 2023-2024 stamping season.  I will admit I love many of the retiring colors and DSP patterns and have purchased much of the retiring papers.  I love the Carousel bundle in the new book and plan on ordering it on May 2nd.

Mark your calendars now for June Stamp Camp – June 1, 2 and 3.  We will be doing a first – a One-Sheet Wonder.  We will be using a different pattern of the Dainty Flowers DSP and will make 4 different cards from 1/2 of a 12X12 sheet of DSP or 8 cards from a full sheet of DSP,  This will be a great way to learn different ways to use a half sheet of DSP. 

I hope to see you at May Stamp Camp!  Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Dainty Delight

04.23.23 Dainty FlowersThe Dainty Flowers DSP combined with the Dainty Delight Stamp Set and coordinating  dies combine to make an absolutely beautiful card.  I know many of you earned this free DSP during the most recent Sale-A-Brations campaign.  Stretching your DSP with this layout allows for only 2”X5 1/4” usage.  You could make 12 cards from 1 sheet of DSP!  Unbelievable!  The left portion of the card is also 2” X 5 1/4” but is Basic White cs that has been embossed with the new Cane Weave 3-D Embossing Folder.

04.23.23 Dainty Flowers MessageThe flowers and fine are die-cut on Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizazz cs.  3 Champagne Rhinestones embellish the flower centers and 3 brass butterflies provide additional interest.  The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and punched with the Banners Pick A Punch.  The sentiment is layered on Rich Razzleberry that is punched with the same punch. 

The message layer features a strip of Dainty Flowers and a Rich Razzleberry flower that has been brushed with Wink of Stella.

May Stamp Camp is right around the corner – May 4, 5 and 6 from 10am – 4pm each day.  You can come for an hour or stay until 4.  You can even come all 3 days.  The cost remains $3.50 per card – no quantity limit.  We provide everything to create your cards.  Water and soda pop are in the fridge to guarantee you don’t become dehydrated.  A snack of some type will magically appear.  All you need to bring is yourself.  But PLEASE let us know as soon as you can which cards you wish to do and what day/s you plan on coming. 

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

Easter Blessings

20230317_195623009_iOSI follow a number of paper crafters and enjoy seeing their creative ideas.  Every now and then, I see something that is not Stampin’Up but is an item I feel is needed for my stamping library.  Cross of Hope is a die from Simon Says Stamps.  The sentiment – Easter Blessings – is from Gina K Designs, also purchased thru Simon Says.  The color purple was not chosen because I know how many of you love purple, but rather for the richness of purple being a color for royalty as is Our Lord. 

20230317_195646574_iOSThe “old wooden cross” is a creative idea Debbi is credited with,  I was thinking of a gold cross but Debbi said no – use a wooden cross.  I am using DSP that is worn – like the old wooden cross Our Lord was nailed to.  The cross is raised as you can see in the image to our right.  The purple marbled DSP layer under the white is from the retired Simply Marbleous DSP that Stampin’ Up featured in a Sale-A-Bration campaign several years ago.  The varying shades of Gorgeous Grape provide the perfect background for our old wooden Cross.  The sentiment is very elegant and softens the overall feel of the card front.  The sentiment is set up on the Staparatus allowing you to quickly stamp without having to worry about the wording being straight and centered. 

20230317_195530995_iOSThe message layer is simple – a strip of our Simply Marbleous DSP and two small wooden crosses. 

As a reminder, April Stamp Camp is March 30, 31, and April 1st.  As always, I appreciate your notifying me as soon as you can with what day you plan on attending, and which cards you choose to make.  Cards to Go is also available if you will be out of town, are not feeling up-to-par, or if the weather is not conducive to traveling.  The current weather prediction is that all 3 days will be in the 50’s with rain on 3/30 and 4/1.  But we know the prediction will change between now and then.. Let me know if you have any concerns or questions.

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


We have not created any easel tent cards in quite a while.  For April Stamp Camp, we are going to create not one – but 2 easel cards!

IMG_6987This bright and cheery tent card comes to us from the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set with matching dies.  The Dandy Designs DSP that was free with the Sale-A-Bration campaign gives us the perfect bright background for our card.  This stamp set features a foxy fox, a playful rabbit, and my favorite – the flower-bearing turtle.  We have Balmy Blue clouds, a Tahitian Tide and white kite, flowers sprouting from a tree stamp and of course – Mr. Turtle.  Stampin’ Blends in assorted colors are used to make our images come to life.

IMG_6988Our easel tent card starts out with a piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock measuring 11 X 4 1/4.  The cardstock is scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2.  I find it easier to score at 4 1/4, then flip the cardstock and score at 2 1/2   After the cardstock is folded with crisp score lines, we see the tent shape form as the image to the right shows.  Our “Oh Happy Day” sentiment is popped up on Dimensionals and keeps the top part of the card from flopping open..  If needed, double Dimensionals could be used to increase the height of the sentiment.  I added more flowers and 2 Tahitian Tide butterflies.  Although you can’t see the m, 3 small rhinestones are used in the centers of 3 flowers.


IMG_6991The open card is difficult to see.  A strip of DSP is adhered to the bottom of the 4 X 4 Basic White cardstock message layer  This card would be perfect for adults and children and can celebrate many occasions.

April Stamp Camp is right around the corner.  The dates are Thursday-Friday-Saturday, March 30, March 31, and April 1st.  Because of Easter celebrations, we need time to send our Easter cards so they arrive on time.  The times of April Stamp Camp are 10am – 4pm each day.  You can come when it is convenient for you.  The cost remains the same – $3,50 per card. 

Don’t forget than I’m offering a 20% product discount on all Stampin’Up items except Paper Pumpkin.  This is the ideal time to replenish cardstock and Stampin’ Blends or purchase a die set that can be used for many different occasions.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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


IMG_6757The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper is awesome.  Take advantage of my March 20% product discount and order a package for yourself.  You could even split a package with another crafter.  Just let me know ahead of time and I will separate the package into 2.  A single package with shipping and tax less the 20% product discount comes to $12.05.


FIRST OF ALL – I FORGOT TO ADHERE THE BRASS BUTTERFLIES!  Each card with have 2 brass butterflies – 1 on the top half and the other on the sentiment. 

The cards offered for March Stamp Camp are a fun fold and very colorful.  We see a Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight, a Fresh Freesia and Gorgeous Grape, and a Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron card.  I refer to them as yellow, grape or Melon Mambo.  The sentiment has so many options as the top sentiment layer is a decent size.  Also, using a 3-color sentiment pops the sentiment.  You can make this card for absolutely any occasion although a child may not appreciate the beauty.  I have 3 packages of this beautiful DSP.  I will do my best to give you the color combination you want.  But you need to let me know NOW what you prefer.  I will let you know if I can’t meet your color specifications. 

IMG_6718This is a view of the opened card and message layer.  You see the bottom half of the sentiment at the top.  Again, please let me know NOW which cards you wish to make – Yellow, Grape or Melon Mambo.

As a reminder, March Stamp Camp is Thursday, Friday, Saturday – March 2, 3, 4 – from 10am to 4pm.  Come whenever you want.  You can even come all 3 days (but you might get tired of seeing me!)

Because of Easter, APRIL STAMP CAMP WILL BE HELD MARCH 30, 31 AND APRIL 1.  I know this is off cycle but I want to allow time for Easter cards to be mailed.  Our April Stamp Camp will feature Easter/Spring cards that are interchangeable.  Mark your calendars now.  I’m sure there will be lots of jelly beans available!!!

Also, remember to take advantage of my 20% product discount for the month of March.  There is no minimum or maximum although this discount does not apply to Paper Pumpkin.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

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


IMG_6705This little guy is so very cheerful.  Adorable Owls is one of the stamp sets that is free with a $50 product purchase during the Sale-A-Bration promotion which ends February 28.  3 owls are featured.  Balmy Blue must be the color for March Stamp Camp as Nested Friends also features Balmy Blue.  Dandy Designs, also from the Sale-A-Bration promotion, is the DSP shown here.  The white layer to the left framed in Balmy Blue has been embossed with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder. Two embossing folders come with this set so a different one was used for each of the samples.   Layering Circles Dies are used for the owl image and the sentiment.


The owls are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The owl in the card above is colored with light SU500 and dark SU200.  These are Stampin’ Up skin tone shades.  The owl to the right is colored with light and dark Crumb Cake.  Light Balmy Blue is used for the outer eyes and a bit of Light Pool Party is used on the inner eye.  Light Petal Pink or Pale Papaya color the beak and feet of both owls.  Several messages come with this set.  The sentiment “You’re a friend like no other” is from the Best Bunny stamp set.  Several clear rhinestones are adhered and of Wink of Stella adds a bit of sparkle.

IMG_6702The message layer features a strip of the Dandy Designs DSP that matches the front, and a small stamped bird that is also found on the envelope.  The bird comes to us from the Best Bunny Stamp Set and is colored in Balmy Blue and Petal Pink or Pale Papaya.

We’ve seen a bit of nature for March Stamp Camp – birds, owls and shamrocks – but NO FLOWERS.  I wonder what our final March Stamp Camp card will look like????????????????

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

Spring is Coming–Nested Friends

Spring is coming – just 1 month away.  Nested Friends is a perfect way to celebrate the upcoming sunny days.  Actually, hubby Norb requested this card as he thought it would be an ideal card for a male. 

IMG_6714_thumb[114]Nested Friends is a stamp and die bundle from the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog. shown here as a Z-card fun fold.  I wanted to use a gingham DSP background.  I have not purchased the Country Gingham DSP as it is sized at 6X6 and I am not a fond user of 6X6 card stock.  I dug into my archives and found some long retired Balmy Blue Gingham Gala DSP – perfect for spring.  The scoring for this sized Z-fold on an 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of cardstock is 4 1/4 and 2 1/8 inches.  The top 4 1/4 inches is scored in half (2 1/8 inches) and folded back.  This style card generally uses less DSP – 2 X 5 3/8 and a 1/4” strip used on the inside. 

IMG_6709_thumb[112]The message is stamped in Old Olive on white cardstock and punched with a hexagon shaped punch.  A piece of balmy blue is also punched and shadows the white message on the card.  The Birthday Wishes message used here comes with the set as do several other message stamps.

The Hive 3-D embossing folder and the 3-Way Punch give us dimension and interest on the Z-fold artwork.  3 pastel adhesive-backed sequins add a bit of glimmer. 

Stampin’ Blends were used to color the Nested Friends images seen here.  Light and Dark Crumb Cake were used for the nest, Light and Dark Old Olive for the leaves and Light and Dark Soft Suede for the wooden branch.  I applied color with the light, highlighted with the dark and went back and blended with the light Stampin’ Blend.  The bird is colored in Light and Dark Balmy Blue, and Light and Dark Petal Pink.  Pale Papaya can be used in place of the Petal Pink

IMG_6712_thumb[57]The card is open in this view.  If desired, an additional bird could be added to an inside corner

March Stamp Camp is right around the corner – March 2, 3, 4 from 10am to 4pm each day.  Cards are $3.50 each and as always, all supplies and tools are provided.  Water and soft drinks are in the fridge and some type of snack will appear on the counter – maybe healthy or maybe not! 

I will be giving a 20% discount on all orders placed during the month of March with the exception of Paper Pumpkin.  I’m pleased many of you took advantage of the Sale-A-Brations promotion that ends on the 28th of February.  The gorgeous Dainty Flowers DSP that we fell in love with finally ran out of stock.  Needless to say, we will be making cards with this beautiful paper.  When you look at DSP, do you ever look at the reverse side?  Often times, the reverse side is of more use than the front  – especially for muted backgrounds.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in March.  Please let me know what day you plan on coming and which cards you wish to do.

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


HAPPY 2023 crafters and Welcome Back to another year of happy crafting, fun folds and new ideas and techniques. 

01.23.23 Cheerful BasketAs Valentines Day is just around the corner, hearts are being featured for February Stamp Camp.  However, with the change of the sentiment, these cards can easily be for birthdays, thinking of you, or other cheerful occasions. 

For Cheerful Basket, all of our images are die cut.  Retired wood tone DSP is perfect for our basket.  To fill the basket, double heart images are stamped, die cut and colored with Stampin Blends.  Our cute little kitty is stamped in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate.  Several red glitter hearts are punched or die cut and add sparkle to our card front. 

So when is February Stamp Camp?  Actually, it is right around the corner – Thursday, Friday and Saturday – February 2, 3 and 4 from 10am to 4pm each day.  You can come for one hour, 2 hours, or spend the day.  As always, we provide all the tools and supplies.  Water and soda pop is also provided.  Not sure yet what our snack will be.  One change for 2023 is the pricing.  Cards will still be any 4 for $14, but each additional card will be $3.50.  I apologize for having to make this change, but the rising prices on everything has taken a toll.

Please let me know which cards you wish to do, and when you plan on coming.  Debbie could use everyone’s prayers and she is ill and having problems getting rid of the infection.  It will be great to see everyone!


12.01.22 Butterfly NoteButterfly Note is the final  Stamp Camp card for 2022.  Debbi and I call this the everything card!  This elegant card is perfect for sympathy, birthday, get well, thinking of you, wedding, anniversary and anything else you can think of although I’m sure a child would not enjoy it.  The DSP does all the work for this card!  Blackberry Beauty DSP has been on sale at Stampin’ Up for 1-2 months, but it is now gone!  The card is simply 1” strips of DSP layered on Brass metallic cs and arranged in a stairstep pattern.  A simple sentiment is also layered in brass and a Blackberry Bliss Brilliant Wings Dies butterfly is embellished with 4 Champagne rhinestones and adhered to the card front with glue dots.  There are 6 butterflies to choose from in this set so you can choose the one you like best.

12.01.22 Butterfly Note msg layerThe Very Vanilla message layer features a second butterfly.  The butterfly of your choice can be die cut in Blackberry Bliss or Rich Razzleberry as we see in the embossed top layer of the card front.  Both colors are rich and complement each other. 

I can’t stress how simple this card is.  1”X4” strips of DSP layered on 1 1/8” X 4 1/8” strips of a coordinating color.  And butterflies go with any DSP.  The Brilliant Wings Dies are a great set that will never go out of style – #155523 – $44.00 for 17 dies!

And so we end 2022 Stamp Camps!  I hope you can make our December gathering on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – December 1, 2, 3 – from 10am to 4pm.  If you have a conflict, please let me know and we can schedule an alternate time.  If you need Cards to Go, we can do that.  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know when you are coming, what cards you wish – as soon as possible.  With Thanksgiving in the middle of this coming week, we lose several days of cutting time.

The first 2023 Stamp Camp will be February 2, 3 and 4 and I have some fun ideas planned.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate or we will be doing Cards to Go for everyone.

Warm Winter Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving, Rosemary – H(630.759.3089 – C(630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com