DASHING DEER

As you know, we do a Christmas Card at each Stamp Camp starting in August.  For September, we are working with the Dashing Deer bundle – page 9 of your holiday mini catalog.

08.25.18 D Deer rhinestoneThis Dashing Deer holiday card is done in Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler.  Although a very simple yet elegant card, the use of embossing folders adds so much.  The Swiss Dot (long retired) folder is used on the large circle, and the new Subtle Embossing Folder adds the linen texture to the front card layer.  I used the Stamparatus to stamp the deer.  Why?  Because I knew I would have a crisp image and could re-stamp if needed.  Dimensionals were used to pop up the background circle, and to elevate the deer.  Cutting the mini dimensionals in half allowed for stability to be added to the legs and antlers.  The die for the deer and the flowers make it so easy to produce this beautiful card.

 

08.25.18 D Deer pearlThe second sample is very similar to the first.  However, rhinestones were used as flower centers above, and small pearls were used as flower centers here. In addition, Wink of Stella was added to the Cherry Cobbler scalloped circle as well as the flowers.  Wink of Stella was also used carefully on the antlers.  As ink is picked up by Wink of Stella, the process was a bit nerve-wracking.  If you look closely, you will find one or two splotches where the brush left its mark. 

There are 4 Thinlits of different deer as well as two nice floral corner Thinlits.  This is a fun bundle to play with.

Out next blog post will be of the Fall Leaf Bouquet.  Stay-tune as the goal is to post it shortly.

Don’t forget to let me know if you are coming to September Stamp Camp.  Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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Accented Blooms

08.28.18 Accented Blooms helloAccented Blooms is a pretty stamp set with lots of uses.  It sells for $20 which I feel is quite reasonable.  Because the flowers are colored with the Stampin’ Blends, you can choose to have your mini garden in shades of the same color, in pastels, fall, spring or even Christmas colors.  My 100 year-old mother has even colored this image.  Daughter Debbie designed this Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather card.  She stamped the image on Whisper White cs and cut it out with the Scan’n’Cut. She also saved the shape to the machine’s database so that a black matching can be cut allowing for the artwork to have a shadow.  The colored artwork is mounted to the black outline and adhered to the Highland Heather card front with dimensionals.  The Highland Heather layer has been embossed with the new, absolutely amazing Subtle embossing folder which gives a subtle, linen-like finish.  Debbie added a “hello” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch before adhering it to the open sentiment space on the image.   08.28.18 Accented Blooms TY

The second sample uses the “thank you” sentiment and different colors on the flowers.  Our ribbon archives produced a retired dotted ribbon that goes perfectly with the card.

Although hard to see, the first sample has colored rhinestones in the center of a few flowers.  The second sample has colored pearls in the flower centers.  Did you know you can color Stampin’Up rhinestones and pearls with Sharpie Permanent Markers.  You’re rhinestones and pearls can be any color you wish. 

As a reminder, August Stamp Camp is Thursday August 2nd from 1-7 pm, Friday August 3rd from 2-7 pm and Saturday August 4th from 9 am – 4 pm.  Mark you calendars now for September Stamp Camp – Fall will be the theme.  Dates/times for September:  Thursday Sept 6 from 1-7 pm, Friday Sept 7 from 2-7 pm, and Saturday Sept 8 from 9 am to 4 pm.  We will continue doing 1 Christmas card at each monthly stamp camp. 

Swirly Scribbles Christmas

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

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

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

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

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

HONORING THE MEN IN OUR LIVES

Hi Crafters!  Can you believe how fast 2018 is progressing?  I can’t believe it is time for our June Stamp Camp.  It’s a great time to devote our crafting to the men in our lives – spouses, relatives, co-workers, friends, neighbors.  Although I did not specify “FATHER’S DAY” in any of the sentiments I used for my samples, any of our June cards could be used for the upcoming Father’s Day occasion.  Our cards could also be adapted for masculine graduations. 

WP_20180517_12_42_48_Pro 1I’ve titled this card “Truly Tailored meets Basket Weave.”  The color scheme for most of our June projects is Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide. The stamp set we will be using is Truly Tailored and the DSP is True Gentleman.  The sample here features the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which was available during Sale-A-Brations.  I cased this card from Karen Finkle.  Karen had swiped her Night of Navy ink pad over the recessed side of the embossing folder before running it thru the Big Shot giving the recessed areas a nice blue shadow. I loved the effect and spent several hours trying to perfect this technique before giving up and leaving the weave plain! I was covered in navy ink!  Three patterns of the True Gentleman DSP embellish the basket weave layer.  One of the sentiments from the set is stamped and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. A strip of navy crinkled seam binding ribbon and a True Gentleman button add dimension and interest. This is a simple masculine card that is fun to make.

June Stamp Camp is kind of an oxymoron as it starts on May 31st.  With graduations, weddings, and Father’s Day celebrations, I wanted to start early.  Dates/times:  Thursday May 31st from 1 – 7 pm, Friday June 1 from 2 – 7 pm, Saturday June 2 from 9 am – 4 pm.  These are cards that you truly can finish at home once you have your pieces cut and sentiments stamped and punched.  If possible, please let me know by Memorial Day – May 28th – what day you might be stopping by.  This helps insure I don’t cut too much paper.  The cost remains at $12 for 4 cards and $2 for each additional card.  This is a great opportunity to build up your masculine card supply. 

The new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up Catalogs will also be available at June Stamp Camp.  I expect them to arrive this week. 

Looking forward to seeing you!  Blessings, Rosemary – (home) 630/759-3089 – (cell) 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

CLIMBING ORCHIDS

WP_20180420_15_18_11_Pro 1Being an ex-florist, I am very fond or orchids.  Although orchid corsages and orchid stems in bouquets have lost their popularity, orchid plants  are very on trend.  I chose Sweet Sugarplum and Fresh Fig for my color scheme.  Gorgeous Grunge is stamped in Fresh Fig judiciously to provide a bit of interest.  The background features the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.  The dynamic embossing folders use only one acrylic plate when running thru the Big Shot but leave a much heavier, dynamic impression. A 2 7/8 die cut square is adhered to a 3” scalloped Fresh Fig square and popped up with dimensionals on the card front.  This sample features the flatter Phalaenopsis or moth orchids.  The orchids are stamped, die cut and layered one set of petals over the other.  The throat of the orchid is stamped, die cut and adhered on top of the petals.

WP_20180420_15_19_33_Pro 1The second sample features more of a Cattleya orchid with the increased coloring.  The orchids are formed and adhered to the card front.  Leaves can be added if desired.  Old Olive stems are stamped between the orchids and lead up to the 2 buds.  Although I chose a Happy Birthday sentiment for my card front, any short sentiment will work.  This would make a great sympathy, anniversary, get well or thinking of you card. 

There you have it!  For May Stamp Camp, we will be making the 3-page Charming Café card, We must Celebrate meets Lovely as a Tree, Petal Palette, and finally, Climbing Orchids.  It is very helpful if you can let me know which day you might be attending.  If you wish to do the Charming Café card, please let me know by April 29th which color you prefer or I will cut Powder Pink. 

May Stamp Camp will be held Thursday, May 3 from 1 – 7 pm, Friday, May 4 from 2-7 pm, and Saturday, May 5 from 9 am – 4 pm.  Please note that June Stamp Camp will be held on May 31, June 1 and June 2.  We are meeting a week earlier than normal to allow for Father’s Day cards to be sent. 

PETAL PALETTE

04.21.18 Petal Palette 1I love the Petal Palette stamp set and framelits.  This is one of those “gentle” stamp sets and I’m happy to report it is not retiring next month. The background of this Rich Razzleberry card uses the leaf stem embossing folder from the Petal Pair TIEF.  The Whisper White cs is run thru the Big Shot twice with this half embossing folder – first on one side, and then the other.  The sentiment is stamped and then die cut with the 2 7/8” circle die and layered onto a 3” die cut Razzleberry scallop circle.  After the background and circle are adhered to the card front, the rose cascade is stamped and colored with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin Blends.  The main rose cluster is die cut and adhered to the left of the circle.

04.21.18 Petal Palette 3The trailer of 5 buds has been cut with the Stamp ‘n Cut.  The bud trailer is slipped under the bottom leaf of the main cluster and adhered in place.  There are 3 samples with 3 different sentiments although you can use any sentiment that fits on the circle.  There are also 3 different lower right corner suggestions.  An embellishment or stamped image is needed to balance the heavy rose cluster.  As noted above, Rich Razzleberry ribbon and bow are used.  In the sample to the left, a die cut spring of rose buds and leaves are shown.  The third sample uses a bird on a small leafy branch.  Perhaps you will have another idea to finish your Petal Palette card.

This is card #3 for May Stamp Camp.  As a reminder, May Stamp Camp is on May 3 from 1 to 7 pm, May 4 from 2 to 7 pm, and May 5 from 9 am to 4 pm.  It is helpful to know which day you might be coming. If you are planning on doing the Charming Café card, you will need to let me know by April 29th if you prefer the Lemon Lime, Berry Burst or Powder Pink.  If you do not specify a color, I will cut Powder Pink cs.

As many items are retiring from the catalog next month, please check out the retirement list at Retiring Product List.  While the catalog officially retires the end of May, as retiring items diminish, they will not be replaced.  So – if there is something you want, let me know now so we can get it before it is sold out.  Also check out the Color Revamp in my previous blog.  You may want to purchase a re-inker on retiring colors as some of these colors are classics.

Check back soon to see the final card for May Stamp Camp – Climbing Orchids.

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

NOEL Eclipse Cards

2017.11.20 Bethlehem NoelI know several of you have wondered what an eclipse card looks like, so we are going to make 2 during December Stamp Camp.  Eclipse cards are also referred to as shadow cards.  The cards are created by stamping your background and then cutting out your image.  The background layer is then adhered to a dark card front. The cut pieces are adhered over the negative space with an adhesive that elevates the cut pieces.

2017.11.20 Holly NoelFor Stamp Camp, our adhesive will be the Foam Adhesive Strips (page 203 in the 2017-2018 catalog).  Mini Dimensionals would work but would not elevate the cut portion as high as the adhesive strips do unless the dimensionals are stacked.  When using a standard A2 size card, you are limited to 3-4 of the SU large letter framelits.  Of course, you are not limited to letters but NOEL or even JOY are perfect for this time of year.  The Night in Bethlehem card is a bit challenging as we are trying to stamp a light city background with Joseph, Mary and the Shepherd stamped over the city.  The Holly Berry Happiness card is much easier.  I love the texture provided by the Softly Falling embossing folder.  We will make 1 of each eclipse card.

Have you checked out the SU Online Extravaganza.  I’ve found 2 stamp sets I am going to order – Garden Girl Clear and More than Chocolate.  If you go to www.paperrose01@stampinup.net and click on shop, in the left hand column, you will see HOME.  Under HOME, you will see ONLINE EXTRAVANGAZA.  Click on the extravaganza to see all the specials.  You can order right there, or let me know and I will order for you.  Looking forward to seeing you at December Stamp Camp! (November 30, December 1, December 2)

Thanksgiving Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965