A Touch of Red

03.30.21 Red with bowA Touch of Red is a fun-fold card.  The thick white card is actually 9 3/4 X 4 1/4 and is scored at 5 1/2.  The Designer Paper is from the True Love series we used for Valentine’s Day.  A single daisy has been colored with Real Red Stampin Blends and a red rhinestone placed in the center.  The second layer of the card is black, and the top layer is white or DSP.  This is a great layout for 4×4 pieces of DSP.  The sentiment is stamped in the bottom area and a red and white bow adds texture.

03.30.21 Red no bowThe second sample is slightly different.  Here we see a large and very small daisy colored red and 2 red rhinestones used.  The attached leaf is colored Call Me clover.  You can choose whatever you choose to color.  The theme of the card is using just a touch of red.   The sentiment on the second sample is larger and no ribbon is used.  This is a cute, quick card and can be used for most occasions. 

Don’t forget to let me know what cards you wish to do and which day you are coming.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3.00 for each additional card.

Stay tuned for some barnyard chickens!

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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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

ORIGAMI FRAMED BUTTERFLY (case’d from Cindy Brumbaugh)

01.24.19 butterfly framedOrigami is all about folds and that is exactly what we see in this cheery  Daffodil Delight card highlighted with matching gingham DSP and butterflies.  I have admired this frame technique for several years, but somehow could never figure it out.  I case’d the card from Cindy Brumbaugh who gave excellent instructions which I will share with you at March Stamp Camp.  The origami frame features a butterfly from the Botanical Butterfly DSP which is free with a $50 SU purchase from Sale-A-Brations before March 31.  This beautiful DSP has several butterfly sizes.  Note the small butterflies fluttering around the sentiment. The butterflies were punched out with the Butterfly Duet Punch (currently on backorder.)  Note the antennae on all the butterflies – a secret I will share at March Stamp Camp.

This is the third card from Bunches of Butterflies.  This butterfly Stamp Camp is being held on March 7th from 12N – 6 pm. March 8th from 2 pm – 6 pm, and March 9th from 9 am – 4 pm.  If you have a date/time conflict, please let me know and we can set up an alternate time.  The cost is $14 and includes everything you will need to make your Bunches of Butterflies

Remember that Sale-A-Brations ends March 31st.  There are some really nice offerings available thru this special promotion.  Check them out at  2019 Sale-A-Bration.  And don’t forget that I am offering a 20% discount on all SU paper products thru the end of February.  Hope to see you at March Stamp Camp

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Side Fold Card

I absolutely LOVE the three panel – side fold card.  This card is super easy and is a great way to use up your scraps of designer series paper (DSP).  When preparing for the May Stamp Camp, I couldn’t decide which DSP to use, so I ended up with 4 samples, each with a different pattern of DSP.  The fun part is that you can choose the DSP you like best from the 4 patterns, and the message and format that you wish. 

2014-04-18 2014-04-18 001 007To make this side fold card, you take a piece of 11” x 4 1/4” card stock and score it at 2 3/4” and also at 5 1/2”.  The end short panel folds in toward the long panel while the next short panel folds backwards.  Super easy but awkward to explain!  Note the Watercolor Wonder DSP pattern used.  Two Paperrose stampers (who shall remain nameless) told me that this pattern of the Watercolor Wonder DSP would not be easy to use because of the large Calypso Coral flowers.  Hmmmmm – the DSP looks pretty good to me when offset with Smoky Slate. 

I really like the large area for your inner message:2014-04-18 2014-04-18 001 008Actually, the message space is the same as it is for most of the cards we do, but because of how the card opens, it seems larger to me.  I used the petite petals on all my samples of this card – smoky slate was used for this card with a few rhinestones added.  Let’s see some more samples


2014-04-18 2014-04-18 001 003 This sample in Melon Mambo is done with Gingham Garden DSP and a Starburst Sayings message.  Island Indigo was added as a second color to bring out the blue.  Note the use of ribbon and the little “Celebrate” stamp on this card.




2014-04-18 2014-04-18 001 001This lovely Thinking of You card is stamped in Calypso Coral and Island Indigo with Island Indigo Card Stock and Venetian Romance DSP .  The Windows Framelits die cut the beautiful shape for the message.  Although you can’t see the grunge clearly, a bit of Island Indigo and Calypso Coral ink was blown onto the message area of the card.  Island Indigo Candy Dots added the finishing touch. 

2014-04-18 2014-04-18 001 006From the message portion of the Thinking of You card, you can barely see the coordinating Venetian Romance DSP used on the inside panel.  I used coordinating DSP on several, but not all of the samples.




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The fourth and final sample uses retired DSP and my favorite Feel Goods message.  The colors used are So Saffron and Tangerine Tango.  I’m glad this message set is not retiring.  The Oval Framelits provide a fast frame for the message and Candy Dots add interest to the Petite Petals and the message.  Note the use of Tangerine Tango ribbon on the message portion of the card.

I hope you can make it to the May Stamp Camp on May 1, 2, and/or 3.  You can choose one of the 4 color combos shown above, and the message of your choice.  These cards are great for friendships, birthdays, or any occasion.  $12.00 is the cost for the four cards made at this Stamp Camp.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

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

Let’s Swing with a Swing Card!

They’ve been called flip cards, flip flop cards, swing cards, and more-but they have always been a bit tricky to create. Not anymore! The Stampin’ Up amazing new Thinlits Card Dies cut and score to create a card that flips in just one step. 

Festive Flurry SeptThis is the flip card we will be creating at the October Stamp Camp.  This Christmas card features the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and matching dies.  The color scheme of silver, white, Pool Party and Island Indigo is subtle yet showy.  Winter Frost Designer series Paper (DSP) overlays the Island Indigo card stock and carries through the Festive Flurry design.  A silver glimmer scalloped circle is the sparkly background for the indigo snowflakes.  I absolutely love the Frosted Finishes Embellishment that sparkles in the snowflake center.


Festive Flurry Sept open w env

This is a view of the open Festive Flurry swing card.  Note the lined envelope featuring the new Envelope Liner Framelits Die (page 37 in the Holiday Happiness catalogue).  You can see how the circle flips from the Festive Flurry snowflakes to the Merry Christmas message.  So, how do we make this card?

Circle thinlits dieThis is the Circle Thinlits Die.  It is not found in the catalogs, but can be viewed on the Stampin’ Up website.  But wait – there is more!  The die includes accessory thinlit dies. 




Circle thinlits accessories

This view shows the accessory dies that are included with the Circle Thinlits Die set.  The scallop circle die was used to cut the silver glimmer scallops we see on the front of our Christmas card found above. 

So what does our actual card look like before the DSP and embellishments are added?


Circle thinlits cutCircle thinlits cut folded







The view on the left shows the card stock after it has been run thru the Big Shot with the Circle Thinlits Die.  The circle cut and the score lines are quite faint.  The view on the right shows the card stock as it is being folded on the score lines.  Note how the circle can be viewed from the closed and the open views.

This is just one of the cards we will be creating at the October Stamp Camp on October 3rd from 2 – 9 PM, Oct 4th from 2 – 9 PM and Oct 5th from 9 AM – 4 PM.  Please note that if you need to come earlier on any of those days, just let me know and I will be able to accommodate you.  We are also doing 3 absolutely cute Halloween cards, and a dryer sheet Christmas card.  This is a stamp camp you will not want to miss.  5 cards – $12.00. 

On a personal note, I will be having bariatric surgery on Monday, October 7th.  I am having a sleeve gastrectomy at Silver Hospital.  The hospital stay is generally 2 days.  I will keep you posted on my recovery, and don’t feel this will affect our November Stamp Camp. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Blessings, Rosemary – 630-759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

St. Patrick’s Day and Easter both at the March Stamp Camp

I can’t believe how fast the year is progressing.  However, if it would warm up 20 degrees or so, I would be much happier.  As I have shared many times before, I absolutely HATE the cold weather. I wear sweats and a turtle neck and still freeze.  I have the thermostat set at 75 and STILL freeze – but don’t worry, I will turn the temperature down for March Stamp Camp.

It’s hard to believe we are doing both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter cards at one Stamp Camp.  I mentioned to Granddaughter Jailyn that Papa (my hubby) had put up the Easter decorations.  Her comment was:  “But isn’t March next?”  I had to tell her that Easter was in March this year – the last day of March – but still in March. 

Stamp Camp will be the normal date – first full weekend in March – March 1st and 2nd.  Debbi designed a darling St. Patrick’s Day card for this stamp camp – done with punches.  We haven’t done a punched card in quite some time!

St Patrick's Day CardThe  message is hard to read, but says “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Deb colored several rhinestones green and inserted them in the message.  The chevron embossing folder provides texture to the background layer.  Mr. Leprechaun features a poppy red beard and mustache.  The barrel features “gold” from  champagne glimmer card stock.  A bit of poppy ribbon provides a finishing touch and more texture to the card.  Assorted punches provide the different shapes needed to create the card.  Deb has pre-punched some of the smaller pieces and we will have everything out that you will need for this card.  

Easter ZI believe this is the first “Z” card I have ever made.  The base card stock is cut lengthwise at 4 1/2”.  The card is then scored at 5 1/2” and 2 3/4”.  I chose an Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria color theme.  The new Secret Garden stamp set and framelit dies provide these crisp looking flowers and leaves.  I stamped the images with VersaMark on Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Elegant Eggplant , and Pear Pizazz card stock.  The images were then embossed with clear embossing powder.  This provides the shiny detail..  Finally, I used the Secret Garden framelits to die cut the images for a crisp effect.  I then used my snips to cut to out the center of the Peony (or is that a Gardenia?) A Stampin’ Dimensional adds depth when putting the 2 pieces of the Peony together.  More dimension was added by using a dimensional under the eggplant lily.  Finally, 2 butterflies and a few pearls embellish the card.  I love the finished effect and think this would be a lovely card for any occasion.    Although I will have some images embossed and precut in the colors used on this card, you can do your own flowers in any colors you choose.

These are just 2 of the 4 cards we will be doing at the March Stamp Camp –Friday,  March 1st from 4 – 9 PM and Saturday, March 2nd from 9 AM – 4 PM.  We will be doing 2 other cards that can be used for Easter, spring, or any occasion.  The cost is $10.  This includes all materials as well as liquid refreshment (no – that does not mean beer, wine or stronger drinks.) 

Also, mark your calendars for the April Stamp Camp – April 5th and 6th.  I am so excited about this stamp camp – everything will be “water” related – a rain boot, an ocean, rain umbrellas , and ??? (I’m having a senior moment!)  And don’t forget about  Sale-A-Brations – ends March 22, 2012.  You can choose free product from the Sale-A-Brations booklet for every $50 in product you purchase. 

Blessings, Rosemary – 630.759.3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

Shirt and Tie for the Mostly Male Stamp Camp

Check out the shirt and tie cards we will be creating for the Mostly Male Stamp Camp on August 3rd and 4th.  I truly thought this would be a challenging project, but it looks harder than it is.  The shirt is made with a score line, 2 – 1” cuts and 2 folds.  The tie has several folds, but I will have pictures, sample ties, and my great hands-on assistance to guide you through the folding process.  You will have a choice of colors and patterns for your shirt and tie.

Shirt 1Shirt 4          








Notice the the collar of the shirt on the left.  It matches the shirt.  This process requires an extra score and fold.  The shirt on the right has a patterned collar which was a major blooper on my part.  I should have scored from the other end which had no pattern and the collar would have been a pale blue which would have coordinated with the shirt, tie, and card.Shirt 3

Shirt 2 better    








The card on the left has a patterned collar which coordinates nicely with the tie.  The tie on the right has the matching collar.  I will show you how to do both collars.  Embossing folders were used on these 2 cards – Perfect Polka Dots for the card on the left and Houndstooth for the card on the right. 

Shirt rice paperThe shirt and tie card to the right was the last and best!  I actually used rice paper for the tie.  Rice paper is thin and is perfect for folds.  The tie was easy to fold and lays quite flat.  If you have any origami or rice paper at home, and wish to use that for your shirt and/or tie, please feel free to bring it with you. 

Don’t forget to mark your calendars now for the Mostly Male Stamp Camp on August 3rd from 4 PM to 9 PM & August 4th from 9 AM to 4 PM.

Give me a call if you  have any questions.  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089