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.

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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

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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