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

BOO!

Prepared to be frightened!  Halloween owl is here!!!!!

imageThis cute card features the Joy Fold, meaning the card has flaps that open from both sides.  The new Howl-o-ween Treat set was used to create the spooky owl card ($20, page 49 in the holiday catalogue).  This is a great set and is even greater if you have the Boo To You Framelits Dies ($25, page 49 in the holiday catalogue).  The two items are also available as a bundle which saves you 15%.  The owl, hat, star and wand stamps are used against the Happy Haunting DSP ($11, page 47) and Spider Web Doily ($4.50, page 47) background.  The purple eyes are actually White Perfect Accents colored purple with a Sharpie.  See the tiny ghost in the corner?  He was cut from 

006the DSP you can barely see on the left panel. The BOO is die cut from Black Glimmer Paper ($5, page 47). The purple glimmer paper came from a now-closed scrapbook store.

The second sample is not as scary.  This orange-eyed owl is out for a night of trick-or-treating and has his pumpkin shaped basket in hand.  Note the small spider hanging from the white Baker’s Twine.  A few purple glimmer stars are added for color.  Make sure you spot the small ghost in the corner.

The angle of this picture shows the right front layer of this joy fold card.

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This view shows the left front panel and features ghosts.

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This center picture shows how the cards overlap with flaps that open from both sides.  The black card stock actually forms the base of the card while the white card stock adds the inside message space and the right flap.  This may sound crazy – but its easy to make.

So we’ve seen 3 cards – each one very seasonal.  Only 1 is left to view and I guarantee you will love it.  Check back tomorrow and don’t forget to put the October Stamp Camp on your calendar – October 1, 2, and 3.

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

An Eerie Tale

I have long been an admirer of the Graphic 45 paper line.  While visiting the wonderful Memories and Beyond scrapbook store this past summer, I absolutely fell in love with their line entitled An Eerie Tale.  I purchased the designer paper that was my favorite and a sheet of their heavy-weight stickers.  This is the result: 

An Eerie TaleThis is a fun card with a Perfect Plum, Tangelo Twist and Very Vanilla color scheme.  The Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder adds a touch of grandeur.  The Tangelo Twist ribbon is the perfect shade for this DSP.  I must admit that when I made the samples, I discovered I did not have the Tangelo Twist ribbon, but it has since arrived and will be on the table to use for this card.   Note the sticker that has been popped up askew on an Elegant Eggplant banner.  The banner framelits make it so easy to create any size banner.  I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch to add a curvy top to the banner.  Although my card stock was less than the 2” the Tag Topper is made for, I simply centered the banner and punched.  For a bit of bling, I tinted a large rhinestone and added it to the lower right hand corner.

An Eerie Tale pumpkinEach card will be different and you can look thru the pre-cut DSP to determine which view you wish to use.  On this card, I used a pumpkin sticker (still didn’t have the correct ribbon shade) and a smaller banner.  I added 3 purple rhinestones and a “magical” sticker in the lower left corner.  There are many different stickers to choose from and I am wondering who will want to embellish with the spiders!

 

 

 

 

 

Eerie Tale Fright Night insideThe inside of your card can be nice – or not so nice.  I used the Frightful Wreath stamp set ($14.95) that I had purchased to embellish my Frightful Wreath Simply Created Kit which hangs just inside the front door.  Did you know that you can curve the photopolymer stamps?  The “Fright Night” I used for the inside of this card is actually a straight stamp, but I curved it to fit better on my card stock.  A small piece of DSP was adhered to the bottom of my message layer to carry thru the theme.

 

 

This is the last of our projects for October Stamp Camp.  Cost is $12 for coming to Stamp Camp or for the kit to complete at home.  Dates/times are October 2 (2 – 9 PM), October 3 (2 – 9 PM) and October 4 (9 AM – 4 PM).  It is helpful if you can let me know which day you might be attending.

The special Iris Folding class is $9; dates/times are Friday October 17th from 3 – 5 PM and 7 – 9 PM; Saturday October 18th from 10 AM – 12 N and 1 – 3 PM.  November Stamp Camp will be held on November 6, 7, 8.  The special Holiday Stamp-A-Stack class with 15 or 20 cards will be held on Thursday November 13th and Friday November 14th from 2 – 9 PM and Saturday November 15th from 9 AM to 4 PM.  December Stamp Camp will be on December 4, 5, 6.  We will be making a holiday pop-up box and more at this end of year stamp camp.

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding stamp camp or the upcoming two special classes. Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

Holiday Easel Celebration

What will you choose – the Christmas or the Halloween easel card?  It’s your choice at our September stamp camp.

Christmas EaselI love easel cards and was dismayed to find the Paperroses crafters had not made one of these creative cards since 2011.  I must admit my brain was not in full gear when I went searching for my directions.  First of all, I could not think of the word easel for the life of me – a senior moment?  So I kept searching for a pop-up card.  I looked in the SU demonstrator’s website and in Scrapbook Stampers, but no such luck.  Finally, I pulled up my stamp camp directions for the past several years and lo and behold – there it was! 

Christmas Easel front closedHere’s the view of our Christmas easel card when it is closed.  The view above is the card when it is opened.  I used the “Holiday Home” stamp set (only $15.95)and the Homemade Holiday Framelits (bundle price $31.95) for this wintery scene.  This type of card is very easy – we create the front and adhere it to the easel portion of the card.  However, when it came time for me to put my first Christmas easel together, I became totally confused – a second senior moment?  Christmas Easel side 1FINALLY, I gathered my senses and proceeded to finish the card construction!  This is a side view of the Christmas easel card.  You can see how the card front layer “rests” on the easel portion.  The red front portion of the card stops the front card layer from sliding forward.  Three glimmer brads act as the “stops” for the card.  A holiday greeting from the new “Merry Everything” stamp set and “Note Tag Punch” bundle, embellishes the front portion of the card.  However, I wanted to add a place for a more personal message.  A few snowflakes, and the message “from our house to yours at Christmas time” stamped in Marina Mist on Whisper White card stock provided just what I was looking for.  Christmas Easel back best

The back of the easel panel is blank so this is the perfect place to add a personal message, as shown here. 

 

 

BUT, what if you are not in the mood for Christmas with snow, pine trees, holiday lights, and snowmen?  Then the Halloween easel card will be just right for  you!

Halloween Easel 1Using the “Holiday Home” stamp set bundle again, the color scheme was changed from Real Red and Marina Mist, to Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow.  Ghosts and bats magically appear, as do pumpkins and black leaves falling from the bare trees.  As shown in the Christmas view, the front portion of the card acts as a “stop” to the front card layer.  Three glimmer brads were again used as the “stop” mechanisms.  The “Merry Everything” stamp set and “Note Tag Punch” bundle were used again to embellish the card front.  Halloween Easel front closedThe closed view of the card shows the embellishments best.  I love the faces on the little pumpkins.  The “Holiday Home” stamp set has the additional stamps that make this card so interesting and the set is a bargain for $15.95.  Although it is nice to have the framelits for the houses, the houses are quite easy to cut by hand.  I did use a “big box” punch for some of the pumpkins, but used the pumpkin face from the “Holiday Home” stamp set.  Halloween Easel back best

The blank back of the easel is again used to add a personal message.  “Happy Halloween” and a few black bats convey what I want to say.

 

We are certainly not going to wait another three years before we do another easel card.  These are fun to make, and are a “wow” surprise for the lucky person who receives one!  If you know which card you would like to male, and can let me know ahead of time, I will pre-cut some pine trees and punch the snowman – or pre-cut some ghosts and pumpkins.  Having these mechanical tasks pre-done will save you a few minutes of time.

I hope to see you on October 2nd, 3rd or 4th.  The Iris Folding samples for the special classes are done and you will be able to see them “live” as well as on a future blog.  As a reminder, the special classes in addition to October, November and December Stamp Camp are: 

Iris Folding – two cards (one Christmas, one fall) on Friday October 17th from 3 – 5 PM and 7 – 9 PM; 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. The cost will be $9 and will include all materials and supplies.  I will require a firm commitment for this class as I have certain supplies that must be purchased.  Iris Folding is beautiful and so easy! You just need one or two good eyes and patience!

Stamp-A-Stack – 3 or 4 (your choice) each of 5 different Christmas cards (total of 15 or 20 cards.) Thursday November 13th and Friday November 14th from 2 – 9 PM and Saturday November 15th from 9 AM to 4 PM. These cards will be totally different from cards done at Stamp Camp and will use different stamp sets. Samples will be posted.

Give me a call or drop an E-mail if you have any questions or concerns.  Blessings, Rosemary – 639/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

Halloween Happiness

I just discovered I had a typo on the E-mail address I have been using.  Guess my fingers were ahead of my brain!  My E-mail address is paperrose01@aol.com

The Halloween Happiness stamp found on page 39 of the holiday catalogue is one of my favorites.  The price for this wood-backed stamp is only $9.95 which I think is a bargain.

Halloween Happiness noseDebbie designed Halloween Happiness as a gate card with chevrons on both sides of the gate.  We cut the stamp apart so that the pumpkins were on one stamp and the message on another.  This allowed us to color the pumpkins with markers, and stamp the message separately.  I stamped the sample above.  When I stamped the Halloween Happiness, I ended up with a shadow line.  Always a believer of “make lemonade when you have a lemon,”  I took my Pistachio Pudding marker and added more squiggly lines.  I used an orange permanent marker to color a rhinestone, and added it as the nose for the second pumpkin.  The oval framelits made cutting our ovals a cinch!  To carry the oval theme thru, I used the #2 oval framelit in Pistachio Pudding layered on Pumpkin Pie for the inner card.  We will be using the Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper (DSP) to line our envelopes for this card.   

This is the fourth card of the five we will be making at the October Stamp Camp on Thursday, October 3rd from 2 – 9 PM, Friday, Oct 4th from 2 – 9 PM and Saturday, Oct 5th from 9 AM – 4 PM. If you need to come earlier on any of those days, just let me know and I will be able to accommodate you. The cost for this stamp camp is $12.00.

Give me a call or send an E-mail if you have any questions.  I’m looking forward to seeing all of you!  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com.

The Bat Card

Hey PumpkinDaughter Debbi designed this cute “Bat Card,:  The Chevron Embossing Folder adds texture and interest to the background.  A bit of Witches Brew Designer Series Paper (DSP) sets the tone for Halloween.  A die from the Apothecary Accents Framelits sets off the punched bat (retired).  Although you cannot see it in the picture, there are actually 2 bats with the top bat secured with a Stampin’ Dimensional.  It appears the bat is preparing to fly off.  I love the “Hey Pumpkin!” stamp.  This image is part of the “Perfectly You” Hostess set found on page 39 of the holiday catalog – only $9.00 for the clear set.  Debbi finished the card by adding embellishments of black rhinestones and a bit of narrow black and white checked ribbon.  This is a perfect Halloween card for a child or an adult.  Plus it is simple to make – only 1 stamping required! 

This is the third of five cards we will be making at our October Stamp Camp.  As a reminder, we now offer our monthly stamp camps on Thursday, as well as Friday and Saturday.  As noted in my previous blog, October Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday, October 3rd from 2 – 9 PM, Friday, Oct 4th from 2 – 9 PM and Saturday, Oct 5th from 9 AM – 4 PM. If it is more convenient for you to come earlier on any of those days, just let me know and I will be able to accommodate you. $12.00 is the cost for this stamp camp and the 5 cards. 

I am loving the new Big Shot Magnetic Platform which is perfect for all my Framelits and Edgelits.  The magnetic platform holds those metal dies firmly in place over your stamped images.  It is available for $39.95 and can be found on page 185 of the big catalogue.  I have found that the time it saves is definitely worth the investment.

Give me a call or send an E-mail with any questions! Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrowe01@aol.com

Halloween Spinner

Everyone had fun with the pinwheel spinner card we made 2 months ago so Debbi and I thought it would be fun to create a Halloween spinner. You can choose your options – ghost or owl; Washi Tape or plain, ribbon or no ribbon.

Owl SpinnerHere you see an owl spinner on a Basic Black card with lots of Witches Brew Designer Series Paper (DSP),  The punched owl spins round and round and is perfect for the Halloween season.  As an afterthought, the top black cs could be embossed with an embossing folder to add more texture and interest.

Ghost spinnerThe ghost  is an ongoing symbol of Halloween.  Our ghost spinner is actually punched with the owl punch, and the feet are simply snipped off – presto – you have an instant ghost!   This ghost would be cute sponged in Pumpkin Pie or even embossed with one of the many embossing folders.  Washi Tape embellishes the top black cs.  You can use one pattern or all 3 Washi Tape patterns as shown here.

There are 3 remaining cards to post for the October Stamp Camp – a Halloween gate card, the dryer sheet Christmas card, and the bat card – not bat man, but the bat card.

October Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday, October 3rd from 2 – 9 PM, Friday, Oct 4th from 2 – 9 PM and Saturday, 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. With a spinner card, the dryer sheet card, the flip-flop card made with the new Circle Thinlits Die, 2 DSP lined envelopes – this is definitely a Stamp Camp you will not want to miss.  The cost $12.00 for the 5 cards.

On a personal note, I saw the surgeon at Silver Cross that will be performing my Sleeve Gastrectomy on Oct. 7th, and I had lost 7 lbs. since I had seen him in July.  I am on the pre-op diet and surviving!!!!!  Lots and lots of protein.

Give me a call or send an E-mail with any questions!  Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrowe01@aol.com