Which 4 cards will YOU choose?

Because I don’t know how to count, somehow I ended up with 5 cards for October Stamp Camp.  So I’m making this a super blog that will show the 5 cards but with little verbiage.  This will allow you to see all 5 cards and choose the 4 you want to do.  If you are feeling overly creative, you can choose all 5 cards for $14.  But I want you to be able to choose your 4 ($12.00) or 5.  You can choose 4 of one card or 2 of one and 2 of another or whatever you wish to do!  Let’s take a look:

imageGINGERBREAD CHRISTMAS is the Christmas card for October Stamp Camp.  Doily choices include gold, silver, or matte white.  There are punches for all the cookie cutter people, hat, bow, etc.  Check out the new embossing folder!

 

 

imageCOOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN can be crafted with scarecrows, or other scary figures shown below.  There is a punch for all the cookie cutter people, edgelit die for the fence and a die for the pumpkins

 

 

 

imageOther COOKIE CUTTER HALLOWEEN options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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imageROLY POLY WITCH is a cutie and can be crafted with a Basic Gray or a Basic Black tree.  The witch pieces are all die cut.  The tree and fence have edgelit dies.  Check out the sentiment on the first pumpkin – EEK!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SPOOKY FUN is another choice for October Stamp Camp.  Edgelit dies for the tree and fence.  Dies also for the witch, pumpkins and gravestone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

imageLEAVES ON A SHAVING CREAM BACKGROUND is fun to do as you can make your shaving cream background any color you wish.  Remember that this can be a bit messy!  Acorns vary in color and sentiment.

 

So there you have it!  5 card options to choose from.  But please let me know as soon as you can what cards YOU want to do!

October Stamp Camp:  Thursday October 6 from 12N to 9 PM – Friday October 7 from 2 to 9 PM – Saturday October 8 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  If you can let me know which day you are coming, it is helpful – but not required.  Cost is $12 for 4 cards and $2 for each card beyond 4.  Remember to let me know which cards YOU want to do.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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

HOLIDAY VIEW FROM THE WINDOW

Which will you choose?  The Christmas view or the Thanksgiving?  The choice is yours.  Or perhaps you don’t want to do Christmas Cuties and would like to do both the Christmas and the Thanksgiving view cards.  Let me know by Monday, November 2nd which you would prefer.  If I don’t hear from you, I will cut your cs for the Christmas view.  _Ornament Gold and Black message

The Christmas View card uses the Happy Scenes Stamp Set and the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies ($34.75 Bundle Price, P11 in the Holiday Catalog) as well as one of the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies ($19, P12 in the Holiday Catalog).  My “home brew” was misted on the white cs before running it thru the Big Shot and The Softly Falling Embossing Folder .  This _SAM3558gives the snow a glittery effect.  Dazzling Diamonds glitter provides a bit of snow on the trees and snowy foreground.  The horse and sleigh trot along in full view of the window.  Silver cording and a retired SU gem provide a shiny embellishment.  Note the use of the tree line image stamped on the inside layer.  This image was also repeated on the envelope front.

_SAM3568However, if you prefer a fall card that is perfect for Thanksgiving, perhaps this view from the window would be better suited for you.  The fall Happy Scene was sponged with a Soft Sky sky and Wild Wasabi grass.  The leaves and pumpkins were colored with Blendabilities and 2 trees from the Sleigh Ride Edgelits were added.  Small leaves were punched in fall colors and fell into the window box.  A bit of Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon provides corner accents to the front layer.  _SAM3569

The inside layer of the Thanksgiving view card features a portion of the Happy Scenes image and a small fall leaf.  This image was also stamped on the envelope.

Now you have seen the 4 cards for November Stamp Camp – Christmas Cuties Panel Card, Every Blessing in embossed gold, Acorny Thanksgiving with the Kraft corrugated punched acorns, and  Holiday View from the Window.  Which 4 cards do YOU choose to do?  Let me know by Monday November 2nd which cards you want in your kit.  If you want to do both Holiday View from the Window cards as well as the other 3 cards, let me know and pay $14 instead of $12.  If I don’t hear from you, I will plan on the first 3 cards plus the Christmas View from the Window.

November Stamp Camp is Thursday, November 5 from 2 – 9 PM, Friday, November 6 from 2 – 9 PM, and Saturday, November 7 from 9 AM – 4 PM.  Please let me know if you think you might be stopping by.  This gives me a rough estimate as to how much card stock to cut. 

All samples for Stamp-A-Stack are finished.  I will be sending out an E-mail with a quick view of each card, and will follow up with a blog for each of the 5 cards.  As a reminder, Stamp-A-Stack is 15 cards – 3 cards each of 5 different styles.  You can pick your cards as long as you notify me by Monday, November 9 if you would prefer more of one card and less of another.  Stamp-A-Stack is November 12, 13, 14 and I do require notification that you will be attending.  The cost is $30 and includes 1 adhesive refill.  Should you need a second refill, I ask that you purchase it for $2.00.  I encourage your bringing a snack as Stamp-A-Stack is a longer endeavor.  Coming for a shorter period on 2 or all 3 days also might work best for you.

Don’t forget the Przybylski Halloween Open House on Sunday, November 1, from 2 – 8 PM. Hope to see you there!

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

Happy Halloween Scene

imageI absolutely love this card.  I will admit my brickwork is not very straight, but then I have no training in masonry (ha ha).  The Brick Wall embossing folder finally arrived in the mail this week after being on back order for 2 months. The Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad gently touches the raised brick of the embossing folder before the Pumpkin Pie cs is inserted and run thru the Big Shot.  The trick is inserting the cs inline with the bricks.  The sample you see here is my first.  The second sample is straight and has some minor changes, but the card is not complete at picture time.  I have pre-embossed several of the brick-work layers.

Note the partial black spider web doily ($4.50, page 47) in the right corner.  The window frame uses the Hearth and Home Framelits Dies on the wood grain Into the Woods DSP ($11, page 43).  The popped-up window box is stamped in black on Crumb Cake, sponged in Soft Suede and die cut with the matching framelit.  The window scene is part of the Happy Scenes stamp set ($21, page 11).  This is a great set featuring winter, spring, and fall scenes as well as assorted messages, spider web, snowflakes, and stars.  Blendabilities Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi markers provide the color.  Please feel free to bring your own markers if you wish.  The little ghost figures scattered about are fussy cut from one of the Happy Haunting DSP patterns ($11, page 47). 

This card is the fourth of four for our October Stamp Camp.  We cover Christmas, leaves, and Halloween.  As a reminder, the dates/times are:  October 1 from 2-9 PM, October 2 from 2-9 PM, October 3 from 9 AM – 2 PM.  We meet in my family room-kitchen at 533 Emerson Circle, Bolingbrook 60440.  The cost is $12 and all supplies and tools are provided, as is water and soda.  Feel free to bring a snack.  Come when it is convenient and stay as long as you like.  If you wish to purchase a kit, please notify me by Tuesday September 29th.  If you wish to change your kit – do 2 of one card and 0 of another – please let me know by Tuesday September 29th.  If you happen to know which day/approximate time you are coming, it is helpful if you let me know, but not required.  Mark your calendars now for November Stamp Camp on November 5, 6 & 7 featuring Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Stamp-A-Stack will be on November 122, 13, 14. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.  I look forward to seeing everyone.  Blessings,  Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

Fall Leaves

001As the fall season is upon us, the October Stamp Camp is a great place to celebrate the beautiful fall foliage.   This Olive Green and Delightful Dijon card features a different cut on the card front that allows you to see part of the inside.  The Vintage Leaves were stamped on watercolor paper in an assortment of colors and Aqua Painters are used to blend in other colors. 

002A bit of Gorgeous Grunge is stamped on the top layer background while the watercolor paper is drying.  Then the  Leaflets Framelits Dies cut the leaves to perfection.  The leaves are gently wrapped around a pencil or stick to give them dimension.  Finally the leaves are gathered together on the top layer and visually held in place with a thick twine bow.  The die-cut Tangelo Twist is adhered to any vacant corner and completes the card.  Doesn’t this look like a fun card to make?  I know I had with these 2.  The Vintage Leaves set and matching dies include more leave shapes than shown here so your card might look quite different.

Are you starting to feel a bit like fall?  Wait until you see the next 2 cards with spider webs and lots of orange and black! 

Don’t forget – October Stamp Camp is Thursday, October 1 from 2 to 9 PM, on Friday, October 2 from 2 to 9 PM, and on Saturday, October 3 from 2 to 9 PM.  If you can, let me know if you might be coming as this helps me insure the correct number of stamp camp kits are cut.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630-759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

Ornamental Pine – a dryer sheet card

PineI love this card!  The shimmer of glitter on the dryer sheet is just gorgeous!!!!  The technique of using a dryer sheet is quite simple but can be a bit messy with all the glitter.  The pine images were first stamped in Garden Green.  Soft Suede was used to stamp the pine cones.  I found that if the pine cone image does not quite land on the branch, you can extend the pine cone stem with one of the brown Blendabilities.  Then a used and ironed dryer sheet is sprayed with a craft glue,  Working quickly, the sheet is pressed sticky side down over your stamped image.  All the wrinkles are worked out and glitter is sprinkled heavily over the dryer sheet.  I like to press the glitter into the sheet.  It takes about 1 hour for the glitter to dry.  Then you simply trim the extra dryer sheet off and adhere your layer to the Early Espresso cs.  I added two red ribbon trims to the card front before adhering the front to the Soft Suede card.  The end result is a beautiful card that is worth the glitter you will wear home!

This is our fourth and final card for our November Stamp Camp.  Just as a reminder, the dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday – November 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Times are 2 – 9 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday.

Stamp-A-Stack will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday – November 13th, 14th, and 15th.  I have amended the times to 12 N – 9 PM on Thursday and Friday, and 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday.  If you wish, I am willing to do some of the normal card prep for you – embossing folders, die cutting, etc.  This will save you some time.  As you craft your cards, you will do each step 3 or 4 times which does speed up your process.  We will discuss this more on the upcoming Stamp-A-Stack blogs and at November Stamp Camp.

If you know you are coming and can let me know which day, it is helpful, but not required.  Give me a call, or send an E-mail if you have any questions or concerns.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

Give Thanks for All Things

Halloween has passed and the fall time change has taken place.  My Grandkids were over today jumping in leaves that my sweet husband had raked into piles.  Such fun!  I remember jumping into piles of leaves when I was a child in California.  I’m afraid if I tried to do that today, I would break another ankle or not be able to get out of the leaves!  Fall leaves remind me of Thanksgiving which is fast approaching.  Our Thanksgiving card for November Stamp Camp comes from the “For All Things” stamp set.    Give Thanks for All Things

Our colorful Thanksgiving card has a color scheme of Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede and Whisper White.  We stamped and die cut the leaves with the Fun Fall Framelits Dies.  A wooden chestnut was pressed into the Soft Suede ink pad and presto – a brown chestnut appeared!  Twine was gathered into loops and adds a light touch.  A small strip of Color Me Autumn DSP extends from the inside of the card carrying thru the Cajun Craze hue.  This is a card you will be proud to send to a best friend or relative.

 

 

Give Thanks For All Things insideInside the card, Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape has been adhered to the top and bottom of the white card stock.  The message “Grateful For You” is stamped and layered to coordinate with the message on the card front.  We will be lining the envelopes for this card with the Color Me Autumn DSP.  A classy touch to a classy card!

We will also be creating 3 Christmas cards at our November Stamp Camp.  I apologize for not posting the samples sooner.  I have been busy busy busy preparing for our Przybylski Halloween Open House and working on the samples for our Stamp-A-Stack so they can also be posted and viewed at the November Stamp Camp.  As a reminder, the November Stamp Camp is Thursday, Friday, Saturday – November 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Times on Thursday and Friday are from 2 – 9 PM; and 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday.  Cost is $12.00 and includes all supplies as well as drinks and fresh fruit.

Stamp-A-Stack will be on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – November 13th, 14th, and 15th.  The times will be the same as normal Stamp Camp and I will let you know if we decide to start earlier.  You are welcome to come 1, 2, or all 3 days and spread out your crafting.  We have 5 stamp sets and you can choose to make 3 or 4 of the 5.  For those of us who are math challenged – that means you can make 15 or 20 cards.  More to come. 

I hope you can come to our November Stamp Camp as we will be using the Ornamental Pine stamp set to create a card with an overlay of a dryer sheet and glitter.  You will go home sparkling!  We will also be making a card with the Cardinal from Beauty of the Season and a cute card with the Bearing Gifts stamp set.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

October Iris Folding

First, a bit of history:  “Iris folding is a paper craft technique that involves folding strips of colored paper in such a way to form a design. The center of the design forms an iris — a shape reminiscent of the iris diaphragm of a camera lens.

Iris folding originated in Holland, where early craft persons made their designs using patterned paper cut from the inside of envelopes. Today, crafters use any light weight paper, such as scrapbook paper, origami paper, wrapping paper, the inside of envelopes or pages of magazines. Ribbon is also used.

Iris folding is done with a pattern. The crafter uses the finished product to decorate the front of a greeting card, as a scrapbook embellishment, to decorate an altered book or a mixed media collage, or in various other ways.  Supplies for iris folding include a pattern, strips of colored paper, permanent transparent tape, cutting tools and a temporary tape such as painters tape. The temporary tape is used to hold the pattern in place while the craft person creates the design.

Iris folding patterns are available from booksellers or as downloadable files made available on Internet web sites. Other craft persons doing iris folding create their own patterns.”

092514 – From Wikipedia

For our introduction to Iris Folding, I have chosen two easy seasonal patterns – fall leaves and Christmas stockings hung on the mantel.  Each cutout comes with a pattern.  We will tape our pattern face down on the pattern and simply tape our Iris Folding Material to the cutout.  That’s all it is – cut your material and tape in place, repeat, repeat and repeat.  You just need 1 or 2 good eyes and patience to stick with the pattern.  I will be providing your cutout, pattern, and all the materials needed to make a card just like the one sbelow.  If you are skilled with craft knife cutting, you can make your own cutout. in the future  I, however, prefer purchasing them pre-cut and with the pattern.

Iris Folding fall leaves 1This first card is entitled Falling Leaves.  However, I always forget the leaves are falling and leave them upright.  I can  pretend they are flying through the air on a soft autumn breeze!  I used Hello Honey and Early Espresso ribbon from Stampin’ Up, and an orange foil as my Iris Folding materials.  You can make the leaves different, or the same as I did.  I punched tiny card stock leaves to coordinate with the Iris Folding and mounted the card on Hello Honey variegated DSP, Early Espresso, and Pumpkin Pie. 

 

 

 

Iris Folding MantleThe second card is titled 3 Christmas Stockings and hang from a 4” mantle.  I used brown mulberry paper for the mantle, a red raffia ribbon for the top of the stockings, silver and gold washi foil, red cotton ribbon, and a green pattern washi paper.  The washi papers are very thin, pliable and easy to work with.  I picked up some gold holiday greetings at Memories and Beyond in Downers Grove.  Note the tiny gold stars which were punched from the extra gold foil on the greetings sheet.  A thin gold band also embellishes the top of the Garden Green card.  Real Red card stock and ribbon add to the layered card.  I took a fine Micron pen and drew my stocking holder and bow up to the mantle top.

These cards are beautiful and are easy to make.  Ask Judy or Wanda – they will tell you how much fun it is to make these.  The dates for the Iris Folding classes I am offering are Friday October 17th from 3 – 5 PM and 7 – 9 PM, and Saturday October 18th from 10 AM – 12 N and 1 – 3 PM. As I will need to demonstrate and give verbal instructions, I am giving specific times. I do need a firm commitment for this fun class and will have a sign-up sheet available at the upcoming stamp camp. 

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com