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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

07.28.20 Happy Birthday cards

Do you remember seeing these cards before?  I had them out for March preview at February Stamp Camp.  But as March Stamp Camp died when COVID-19 attacked, we never made the card.  Happy Birthday to You was a set available during Sale-A-Brations earlier this year.  Some of you may have this set.  I purchased the dies which were available for a short time.  The cake and flowers can be stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black or Basic Gray for a crisp outline or in Smoky Slate for a less defined outline.  I stamped the cake/flowers, the flowers, and the upper right flower.  After die-cutting, I used Stampin’ Blends to color the images.  As the flowers were my focal point, I used subtle colors for the cake and plate – Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate. The colors for the red card are dark and light Real Red and Old Olive.  The yellow card uses dark and light daffodil delight, dark Mango Melody on the berries, and Call Me Clover. The flowers on the red card are popped up on dimensionals and the yellow flowers are adhered with liquid adhesive.  Both ways give the card dimension.  Coordinating ribbon is used in the corner of the art pieces and of course a butterfly magically flies onto the card.  The Whisper White background for the art piece is embossed with the Textured Impressions Stripes EF. 

07.28.20 Happy Birthday msg layerThe last flower I stamped, die-cut and colored is for the message layer.  The red flower is popped up with dimensionals and the yellow flower shown here is adhered flat.  I really liked the birthday message from the retired Birthday Fiesta stamp set, so I chose to pre-stamp this message for you, my favorite crafters.  You can choose to color your cake and flowers in any color.  We have coordinating ribbon in pinks, oranges, blues, greens, etc.

This is a good birthday card staple and if you choose, you can make multiples of this card and pass on making the others.  As noted previously, the cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  Don’t forget to notify me which day you plan on coming and what your card choices are.

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

AUGUST SUNFLOWER

07.28.20 Sunflower closedAs we approach mid summer, the sunflowers grow taller and wave gracefully in the wind.  We will be creating our own sunflower at August Stamp Camp.  This super easy double triangle fun fold features retired Golden Honey Specialty DSP, the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and the Sunflowers Dies.

07.28.20 Sunflower openDid you find the butterfly?

The image above shows the card closed; the image to the right shows the card fully open.  The sunflower is stamped in Early Espresso on the new Bumble Bee card stock.  Stamped leaves are die-cut along with several branches and adhered to the back of the sunflower.  A second sunflower is adhered to the back of the stamped flower to cover the mechanics.  The top of the sunflower is adhered securely to the top flap of the card.  The bottom flap is free.  When the top flap is pulled up, a message appears stamped on Bumble Bee.  This is a super simple card and a great way to use your scraps.  The colorful folds are made from 2 pieces of 4 X 3 DSP. 

Two more cards will be posted tomorrow for August Stamp Camp.  We will see a Happy Birthday card and Your Scrappy Strip Card.  The latter will be based on what you wear to August Stamp Camp.  The post will show the shirt I was wearing and the card I created to coordinate with the shirt.  A fun, easy new technique and great way to use your scraps.

Don’t forget to let me know which day you will be attending and the cards you choose to make.

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


CHRISTMAS WREATH

I hope you’ve recovered from Christmas in July.  August Stamp Camp brings another Christmas Card that is cheerful and

07.28.20 Christmas WreathI always think of pine wreaths at Christmas.  The holiday wreath shown here is die cut with the Wreath Builder dies.  Two Old Olive wreaths are layered on a Shaded Spruce wreath and mounted to the Real Red card that features holiday DSP.  A red satin bow and several red rhinestones festoon the finished wreath.  Although hard to see, Wink of Stella is brushed on the DSP red bells, and on about half of the leaves on the middle Old Olive wreath.  This gives a glittery effect but is not overpowering.

07.28.20 Christmas Wreath GoldThe same wreath is shown here with gold ribbon and larger gold gems.  Perhaps you would like to weave the narrow gold ribbon thru the leaves of the wreath.  By the time that idea triggered my brain, I had already mounted the wreath to the card.  Arrange a Wreath has many stamps for this wreath and features several sentiments such as the Merry Christmas shown here.  The stamp set and dies are available as a bundle which saves 10%.

07.28.20 Christmas Wreath Msg Layer plain    07.28.20 Christmas Wreath Msg Layer Love 

The simple message layer features a strip of the holiday DSP that is brushed with Wink of Stella.  An option is the heart-shaped LOVE die shown above.  The heart could be used on the message layer or even nestled in the greenery of the wreath.  Although this card may look difficult, it is really quite easy and fun to create!

In case you’re wondering when August Stamp Camp is, we are back on schedule.  We are still limiting crafters to 4 per day, requiring masks and frequent hand washing.  Snacks and masks breaks will take place on the deck.  I am changing the start and end times to allow for a bit more time to wipe down stamps, inks, etc. between uses.  Please bring your patience.  Cost remains the same – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

August Stamp Camp:  Thursday August 6 from 10 am to 4 pm; Friday August 7 from 10 am to 4 pm; and Saturday August 8 from 9 am to 4 pm,  Please let me know if these dates/times conflict with your schedule.  In order to limit the dates to 4 crafters, please notify me as soon as possible with the date you are coming and which cards you wish to do.

Hopefully you have your holiday occasions catalog.  Mine arrived yesterday.  Please notify me if yours does not arrive as I have paid for these deliveries. 

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

2020 CHRISTMAS IN JULY

Hi Crafters!  It’s time for Christmas in July 2020!  Due to COVID-19, we will be limiting each day to 4 crafters with masks required.

WHEN:  The door opens on Thursday July 16 10AM – 5 PM, Friday July 17 10AM – 5PM, Saturday July 18 9AM – 4PM, Monday July 20 10AM – 5PM.  Come anytime during the listed hours on your pre-scheduled day.  I simply ask you be ready to leave at the ending time. 

WHERE: 533 Emerson Circle, Bolingbrook

WHY:  It’s time to start revving up your holiday creativity

HOW:  We will use social distancing, wear masks, wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently.  Each crafter will be given a micro crate for his/her tools.  No one will touch his/her tools except the crafter.  For sanitation reasons, I will run the Big Shot for each person.  Stamps, inks, Washi Tape, and blender pens will be wiped down between uses if I don’t have multiples.  Please bring your own beverage and snack.  There will be Christmas cookies (store bought) which I will be happy to serve with tongs.   Please be respectful of everyone.  Even though we will be in Phase 4, I remain extremely concerned about the Coronavirus.  I want this to be a fun, creative and safe time for all.

HOW MUCH:  Cards will be $2.50 each.  All supplies will be provided except Wink of Stella.  You can bring your own or add the Wink of Stella at home.  If you wish, you may purchase a new Wink of Stella for $6.95.  This will be yours to take home.  Hubby Norb wanted to add a 25% COVID-19 charge but I ignored him!  As the date nears, I may ask you to bring a few of your personal tools such as snips, bone folder, etc.  I will let you know.

NOW FOR THE FUN PART:  2020 Christmas in July

Washi Christmas Tree

WASHI CHRISTMAS TREE comes to us from daughter Debbie.  She developed this card last year and I was very impressed.  I did choose to add a bit ribbon for texture and dimension.  There is lots of Washi Tape to choose from – reds, greens, golds, silvers.  This is a very simple but elegant card.  The tree is die cut with Woods Dies.  Softly Fallen is embossed on the die-cut top layer.  A tree form is used to adhere the Wash Tape to; the taped form is adhered inside the top layer.  Merry Christmas is pre-cut with the Scan’n Cut and can be adhered with half mini dimensionals or rolled glue dots.

Washi Christmas Tree msg layerThe message layer is embellished with Washi Tape of your choice and several stars that match the star of your Washi Christmas Tree. 

The most difficult part of this card is determining what Washi Tape you want to use and deciding what order to adhere it.

Bearing Gifts

BEARING GIFTS is from my retired Christmas stamp library.  The stamped image was enlarged and is pre-cut with the Scan’n Cut.  A black shadow is also pre-cut to frame the image.  Stampin’ Blends are used to color the image.  The card and coordinating envelope are 4 1/4 X 6 1/4, larger than the standard A2 size.  There are stars printed on the card, but I feel a few extra stars are needed.  The stamped sentiment is die-cut and embellished with a small twine bow.Bearing Gifts msg layer

The message layer consists of Cherry Cobbler cs layered with Whisper White.  I chose to fussy cut and adhere a bear and present.  This option is available to you.

Christmas Bouquet

CHRISTMAS BOUQUET is from the Wishing You Well stamp set which I was sad to see retire.  Although hard to see, this elegant card is embellished with silver glimmer paper to the right of the Springtime Foils strip, and also frames the art work.  A small silver metallic-edged bow ties the bouquet together.  There are several horizontal sentiments and dies that work well with this card.

Christmas Bouquet msg layerThe message layer is embellished with a simple image from Peace this Christmas stamped in Night of Navy to coordinate with the card front.

Holiday Birds

HOLIDAY BIRDS is the last card choice for 2020 Christmas in July.  This happy card features plaid DSP layered on Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler or Night of Navy cs.  There are many plaids to choose from. The Whisper White layer is embossed in Woodland.  The long retired Bird Builder Punch is used to punch out the birds, wings and branches in your color choice.  Wings and branches can be punched in the plaid and/or gold glimmer card stocks; some will be pre-punched or you can punch your own.  A simple sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas is stamped in matching ink, die cut and shadowed in gold glimmer cs.    A twine bow in your color choice embellishes the top layer. 

Holiday Birds msg layerThe message layer is embellished with an additional bird.  An additional wing can be added to each bird adhered behind the bird.  I’m not sure why I didn’t think of that when daughter Debbie and I did the samples.  I will have an additional sample showing the double wings for 2020 Christmas in July. 

NOW I NEED YOUR HELP!  As this gathering is limited to 4 crafters per day for safety concerns, I need to know what day you would like to come.  If the day you choose is full, I will ask you to choose an alternate date.  Choosing your day is my #1 concern.  Then I need to know what cards you choose to create so I can plan a card rotation order.  And to have your kits ready to go on your scheduled day, I beg for as much time as possible.  

Healthy Blessings,

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

A Little Hello

05.30.20 A Little Hello MouseA Little Hello is a gentle card.  The stamp sets featured include the Birch Background, Daisy Lane, A Special Someone, and Itty Bitty Greetings.  The Early Espresso card is layered with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla stamped in Crumb Cake.  The Call Me Clover stamped stem is festooned with a punched 2-layer Daffodil Delight daisy highlighted with an adhesive-backed fuzzy yellow center.  The card recipient is honored with the daisy and a darling die-cut mouse holding a small red flower with a red rhinestone center.

05.30.20 A Little Hello SquirrelIf you don’t like the gentle little mouse, you can choose the little squirrel also holding a red flower with a red rhinestone.  Both animals are stamped in Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.  Elevating the little animals with dimensionals give a 3D effect.  The little butterfly can be colored in any color you choose.  I chose to place the sentiment at the bottom of the daisy stem.

05.30.20 A Little Hello msg mouseBut wait – if you use the squirrel on the card front, what do you do with the mouse with his flower?  You use it on the message layer as shown here.  The Very Vanilla layer is sponged lightly in Crumb Cake, has 2 stamped butterflies and features the little mouse.  And if you choose to use the mouse on the top card layer, you can feature the squirrel on the message layer as shown below.   This card can be used for almost any occasion and you can stamp or script your message as you desire.

05.30.20 A Little Hello msg squirrelAs noted on the Rain or Shine post, this will be a Non-Stamp Camp.  The cards will have all the images stamped and cut.  All the pieces including the rhinestone will be included.  I don’t suggest rhinestones or pearls on the message layer as it leaves an indentation on the top card.

The cost for this Non-Stamp Camp is the standard $14 for any 4 cards and 3 for each additional card.  The cards are as shown.  As the restaurants say – “No Substitutions”.  Let me know by text, phone or E-mail which cards you choose to do.

Healthy Blessings,

Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (Cell/text)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

PAINTED POPPIES

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that the Hibiscus was one of my favorite flowers.  Well, the Poppy is another favorite of mine!  This card was case’d from Stampitupwithjamie.com.

Painted Poppies flat and butterflySometimes you see a card that is perfect and there is no reason to make any changes.  This was almost one of those cards.  I did change the top layer from Whisper White to Very Vanilla and added the linen look with the Subtle Textured Expressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). I also changed the sentiment and how it was displayed.  I am in love with these 2 dies from Sending Flowers and incorporating them for a sentiment. 

Painted Poppies glimmer and butterfly

The color combination of Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow is extremely pleasing and denotes a peaceful feeling.  The Poppy Moments Dies are perfect for die-cutting all the pieces.  The Grapefruit Grove outline is a bit tricky to adhere so that is being die cut with Sizzix backed adhesive.  The second card sample has a bit of Wink of Stella bling and a 2-part center with a rhinestone.  By the way, did you see the butterflies?

Painted Poppies message Calypso backgroundOne of the dies that comes with the Poppy Moments Dies is a poppy pattern with the vacant portions forming the poppies.  For the message layer, a piece of Calypso Coral cs is adhered to the back of the Very Vanilla to allow the color to carry thru from the front to the back. Note the humorous message used.  This comes from the Birthday Wit set.  The Stamparatus  is used as a double stamping is needed due to the heavy black area.

Painted Poppies message green backgroundThe message layer for the second sample has the olive background peeking thru the poppy images.  Although not as colorful as the message layer above, it is still very pleasing.

This is the final card for March Stamp Camp.  We have seen daisies, tulips, hyacinths, poppies, and ladybugs – lots of spring cheer.  Please let me know what day you plan on coming and which cards you wish to do.  The dates are March 5, 6, and 7.  Everything you need to make your cards is provided including beverage and a snack.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

In April we will have Stamp Camp on April 2, 3 and 4.  We will be making both birthday and Easter cards. Mark your calendars now!

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