Happy 2017

Hi Crafters!  For those of you who have been wondering if I had fallen off the face of the earth, I am happy to report I am alive and well.  I bet you have wondered why a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator would not send out Christmas cards to her favorite crafters!  Well…on December 8th, I was helping my 98 year-old mother put on a cardigan sweater.  I tripped on her feet and landed on the floor.  Mother reached down to help me, slipped out of her chair, and landed on her hip.  Off we went to Edwards Hospital with Mother and her now broken hip.  December 9th brought hip surgery and December 11th brought a snowy transfer to St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville.  I was at St. Patrick’s daily until Mother was discharged the end of the month.  Although she is home now, she cannot walk independently and requires assistance with many of her activities of daily living.  So that, dear friends, is why you have not heard from me.  But life goes on, and Valentine’s Day will come in February whether we want it to or not.  So, the Flowers and Hearts Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – February 2, 3 and 4.  I am changing the Thursday hours to 2 – 9 PM. Friday is also 2-9 PM.  If you need to come earlier on either of those days, please let me know.  Saturday remains the normal 9 AM – 4 PM. 

Now – on to Valentine’s Day.  I have chosen 4 stamp sets for our February projects.  They can be done either for Valentine’s Day or for another occasion.  I will have a sample for each. 

2017.01.15 Fiesta VD cardI absolutely love the Birthday Fiesta stamp set.  Perhaps because I was born in Tucson, I like the cacti and bright cheery colors.  I cas’d the layering colors and approximate sizes from another demonstrator but added the hearts, cactus, streamers and embossing.  The Fiesta Time Framelits Dies make cutting the llama, cacti, and flowers a cinch.  The colors of Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise are bold and happy.  I punched assorted sized hearts in red glimmer and Melon Mambo,  Wink of Stella also provided a bit of pizzazz to the card.  But wait until you see the message layer!

 

2017.01.15 Fiesta VD MsgI very rarely put as much time into the sentiment layer as I did here, but I just love the cacti.  The Festive Birthday DSP provides lots of ideas.  I fell in love with the sheets featuring guitars, maracas, sombreros, peppers and piñatas.  I fussy cut the sombreros and maracas, punched a few red glimmer hearts and added a set of wiggly eyes.  Doesn’t this say Happy Valentine’s Day with a wonderful Western flair?

 

 

 

2017.01.15 Fiesta BD cardBut maybe you need a birthday card with a Western theme.  This sample replaces the hearts with flowers and candy dots.  The color scheme, layering and other objects remain the same.  Of course the message can be changed although the message used on the valentine sample would be appropriate.  Wink of Stella was used here and there to add a bit of glimmer and interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017.01.15 Fiesta BD MsgI grabbed a picture of the sentiment layer before I mounted it in the card – hence no Melon Mambo border.  Instead of 3 cacti, we have a llama, a piñata and a single cactus.  The sombrero and piñata were fussy cut from the Festive Birthday DSP.  The flowers were stamped and die cut.  Candy dots provide interesting flower centers and eyeballs for the cactus.  A bit of Wink of Stella was added at the end.

Well, what do you think?  Isn’t this a wonderful way to start out 2017 Stamp Camps?  Lots of color and cheer with a bit of added humor.  The next card will be from the new Beautiful You set found in the new Occasions catalog.  If you did not receive your catalog, please let me know.  I will have extras at the February Stamp Camp.  You can look online at Occasions Catalog January-May 2017

And don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration!!!  This is the time of year when you can get something FREE!  Here’s the deal: for every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.  If you did not receive your Sale-A-Bration catalog, you can pick one up at February Stamp Camp, or check it out at Sale-A-Bration January – March 2017.  Check out page 11 and the Designer Series Paper made for coloring, the Taco Truck on page 12, and the ever popular Hey Chick on page 17.  There are lots of other things, too.  So now is the time to order your paper, stamp sets, and other crafting products you want!  

Well, I had better get started on card #2.  If you plan on attending February Stamp Camp, let me know if you can.  And don’t forget to choose which cards you want to do.  My final ask is to let me know if you plan on coming in the 6-9 PM range on the Thursday or Friday time slots.  This helps me in planning the evening hours.

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)30/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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BEAR HUGS!

This is one of my favorite sets from the new Handmade from the Heart Occasions Catalog.  You can view this catalog at 2016 Handmade from the Heart Catalog.  One of the things I like about the Bear Hugs set is the matching Framelits Dies.  There is a die for every image except the sentiments – how cool is that!!!!  This means no fussy cutting for 3-D images!

_SAM4446The Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder was used with the background Soft Suede cs.  But see the bear peeking thru the woods?  I inked the stamp with Basic Black Archival and stamped the bear onto the embossing folder, inserted my card stock and ran it thru the Big Shot several times.  Such a cool technique!  Mrs. Bear  is giving a great big hug as shown on the sentiment.  She is wearing an apron and bow stamped in Cherry Cobbler on a piece of the Love Blooms DSP Stack and die cut with those wonderful matching thinlits dies.  You can’t tell from this picture but the bow and hearts are sparkly because the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush quickly and easily added some glimmer.  Isn’t this a neat card?

_SAM4443The second sample is just a bit different.  This bear is clutching a “love you” valentine and a bouquet of colorful flowers.  The “You’re so sweet” sentiment is attached to a pot of honey.  Wink of Stella glitter is on the hearts, flowers, bow, and pot of honey.  The three images I did not use include a smaller bear, a bowler hat and a fish.  The fish image goes perfectly with the sentiment “Wishing you a day full of sunshine and a lake full of fish.”  This is perfect for the fisherman in your life.  This message could be masked to simply read “Wishing you a day full of sunshine.”  I know I could use a day full of sunshine!

This is our third card for the February Stamp Camp.  Doesn’t it look like a lot of fun?  Plus you will learn the technique of stamping directly on to your embossing folder – great for evergreens in the forest.  And you will have the opportunity to play with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!

If you can, don’t forget to let me know when you might be coming – Thursday 2/4 from 2 – 9 PM, Friday 2/5 from 2 – 9 PM, or Saturday 2/6 from 9 AM – 4 PM.  Feel free to bring a snack.  We always have plenty of water and soda.

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

Bloomin’ Love

_SAM4441Bloomin Love is a beautiful set.  The Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit dies are absolutely awesome (P 17, Handmade from the Heart catalog).  I did use the Precision Base Plate as this is an intricate die.  I also purchased the Big Shot Die Brush (P 10, Handmade from the Heart catalog) and it did a magnificent job of removing those teeny tiny pieces from the intricate heart die – well worth the $11 investment.  The color scheme used is Blushing Bride and Rose Red.  The new Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper provides lots of interest.  The Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder was used on the Blushing Bride background cs and 1/8” ribbon highlights every other stripe.  The banner die does not come with this set, but I had purchased the Number of Years set which includes this easy to use die.  Pearls are perfect embellishments for the die cut flowers.  1/8” punched circles embellish the centers of the small embossed flowers.

_SAM4439The alternate sample is done in Real Red and Blushing Bride.  The only difference other than the color is the ribbon which is just a tinge wider than that used in the sample above.  A single loop bow was attached and an alternate sentiment was used.  For February Stamp Camp, you can choose either the Rose Red or the Real Red.  This is a great opportunity to use the Precision Base Plate and the Big Shot Die Brush.  If you choose, you can add additional glimmer to these cards by carefully adding Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  Once you use this awesome brush, you will agree it is the best thing since sliced cheese!  See it on page 24 in the Handmade from the Heart catalog.  If you did not receive your catalog, you can pick one up at the February Stamp Camp.  And don’t forget about Sale-A-Brations!  I will have samples of these freebies out for you to see.  Incidentally, rumor has it that Paperrose01 will be offering a discount for all February orders of at least $50 – PLUS you can choose your free Sale-A-Brations item!!!!  Yahoo!!!!!

Come to February Stamp Camp and play with some fun new products!  Wait until you see the next card – a bear in the forest!  Don’t forget – February 4th from 2 – 9 PM, February 5th from 2 – 9 PM, and February 6th from 9 AM to 4 PM!

On a personal note, I only wear my arm brace at night now!  I can pick my arm up and cut paper with no problem!  Yahoo – you have to love the little things in life!  Blessings, Rosemary – home 630/759-3089, cell 630/965-1965, paperrose01@aol.com

The Best Thing Since Sliced Cheese

Be still my heart!!!!!  I am so in LOVE!  Stampin’ Up is carrying an absolutely wonderful product – WINK OF STELLA GLITTER BRUSH.  It is simply marvelous!  Write this down:  #141897 – Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – $8.00.  I guarantee you will want to order it.  It comes in clear and gold.  I have just worked with the clear, but the gold is on its way to my messy craft room and will be here in time for February Stamp Camp.  Because I will refer to it so much, I’m going to abbreviate it to WOS (Wink of Stella).  So, you may be wondering, just what does this miracle product do????  Let’s take a look at one of the February Stamp Camp cards – Happy Home  – which coordinates with the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies that we used in the fall:

2016.01.27 Window tree 1OK – I will admit you can’t see much of the extra glitter I added here.  I colored my tree with several shades of pink Copic Markers, added some dots of darker pink and used my WOS to glitter the entire tree.  There is a window sheet over the scene which keeps us from clearly seeing the image but gives a nice window effect.  The sky was sponged with Soft Sky and the grassy area with Wild Wasabi.  The clouds were stamped, then re-stamped on scrap paper, colored with markers, cut out and popped on with glue dots.  This gives a great 3-D effect.  I used designer discretion on all 3 cards and extended the slope with a black marker, and added extra flowers and grass.  The flowers in the window box also have WOS added and are glimmery.  NOTE – the scrap of paper on the DSP in the right lower quadrant is NOT part of the card!!!

2016 FullSizeRender In this view of  Happy Home, 2 different patterns of the Love Blossoms DSP Stack are used.  You will have the opportunity to use the DSP of your choice from this cute stack.  The tree was stamped higher on the cs and different clouds were used.  Again, you can’t grasp the glimmer on the tree, on the “love you” letters, or on the single Blushing Bride heart in the window box from WOS, but it is there!  You will be dazzled when you see the card in person.  Just make sure you do a better job than I did with the window frame covering the tree trunk!

2016.01.27 Valentine kite This view is also part of Happy Home.  I colored and used WOS on the kite, the child’s clothing, and the dog.  One of the free Sale-A-Bration items is “Sky is the Limit” and it has the “You send me soaring” message that I incorporated.  You may be able to see the glimmery shine on the Rose Red and Blushing Bride arrows.  This glimmer is from WOS.  The arrows were punched out and the WOS applied.  It dries very quickly which is helpful. 

2016.01.27 Valentine msg 1 I tried to be creative with my messages and incorporate the heart theme.  These 3 sentiments were taken from old sets that were retired long, long ago.

 

 

2016.01.27 Valentine msg 2On this sentiment, the flower and part of the clothing were colored and WOS applied for interest.  The 2 DSP hearts in the lower right corner were also decorated with WOS.

 

2016.01.27 Real msg 3

The sentiment used on this card includes a tiny mouse holding a tiny heart and saying “Valentine (please be mine).”  The flowers on the sentiment have been colored and “glimmered” as have the hearts on the bottom right corner. 

I hope you can come to our February Stamp Camp and have fun with this card and Wink of Stella. There is another view I did not do a sample for.  The image is of a grassy slope with an empty park bench and would incorporate a “missing you” sentiment.  You can create the  Happy Home card in a very simple fashion, or as elaborate as you desire!  I was happy to see Stampin’ Up come out with this stamp set that uses the Hearth and Home Thinlits dies.

The dates/times for the February Stamp Camp are 2 – 9 PM on Thursday February 4th, 2 – 9 PM on Friday February 5th, and 9 AM – 4 PM on Saturday February 6th.  Come when it is convenient for you.  If you can let me know ahead of time which date/time you might come, it is helpful, but not required.  The cost remains $12 and we will continue to make 4 cards/projects at each stamp camp.  Feel free to contact me with questions. The next card will be posted on the blog tomorrow – January 30th so make sure you check back to see what we will be doing.

Blessings,  Rosemary Przybylski – home 630/759-3089 – cell 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Dear Valentine–Part II

Wood You Be Mine?

Wood you be mine 1

I love this card!  Complete with log chunks, this card is perfect for the man in your life – your Dad, hubby, boyfriend, brother, uncle, neighbor.  Keeping with the Calypso Coral and Real Red color theme, this Valentine card has DSP – again from the Love DSP Stack, logs cut from some “antique” DSP, and the cutest lumberjack ever.  Blendabilities quickly add color to the lumberjack , and background trees place our guy deep in the forest.  The addition of Calypso Coral ribbon and a few hearts give a soft touch.  I must admit, however, that the red glitter heart is placed as it is for a very good reason – a smudge of Early Espresso that was the result of dirty fingertips!  Alas, I remembered our motto – when you have a lemon, make lemonade.  So, I grabbed my small heart punch, some red glitter paper, and behold – the smudge is now WELL HIDDEN!  Everyone will enjoy making this cute card at February Dear Valentine Stamp Camp.

By now, creating 4 cards using my Love DSP Stack, I had quite a few bits and pieces of designer paper.  Wanting to be “green”, I developed our final project for the Dear Valentine Stamp Camp. 

2015-01-19 2015-01-19 001 025A double treat box seemed like the perfect way to use scraps of DSP.  These Tiny Treat Boxes are perfect for candy or other little goodies for special people.  The boxes are inexpensive – 25 for $6.95.  They construct easily and are very sturdy.  Plus, each panel is easily decorated with a 1 3/4 inch square of DSP.  Although I have connected the two boxes in the past with sticky strip, I chose to leave these boxes attached only with the sturdy grosgrain ribbon.  I added one of the darling bows made with DSP and the new Bow Builder Punch, stamped Happy Valentines Day on Whisper White CS, die cut the message, sponged it in red and attached it with a cute little gold colored clothespin.  Isn’t this a cute idea?

2015-01-19 2015-01-19 001 002    2015-01-19 2015-01-19 001 006    2015-01-19 2015-01-19 001 011

Now that you’ve seen all 4 projects for the February Dear Valentine Stamp Camp, aren’t you ready to come on over and start the fun?  I hope you can make it.  The dates and hours are:  Thursday February 5th from 2 – 9 PM; Friday February 6th from 2 – 9 PM; and Saturday February 7th from 9 AM to 4 PM.  The cost remains the same as 2013 – $12.00, and includes all materials and tools you will need. 

REMEMBER – Free DSP if you let me know by January 26th that you are coming.  The Love DSP Stack is too cute and this is a great way to get it at no extra cost to you.  Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration.  Give me a call if you have any questions!

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

Dear Valentine

3 Color FoxThe 2015 Paperrose01 Blog is back in business!  I hope everyone had a peaceful and joyous holiday.  I am simply happy it is over, the decorations have been packed away, and life has returned to semi-normal.  However, Valentine’s Day will be here in less than 1 month!  Remember to let me know by January 26th if you will be attending the February Dear Valentine Stamp Camp on February 5, 6, and 7 so I will have time to order and receive your free Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  You will use the DSP for your Dear Valentine cards and treat box.  You can mix and match however you wish and have lots of DSP left to take home!

Before we look at the Dear Valentine projects, I want to share two cards my husband and I received from one of our granddaughters.  We had given the Stampin’ Up Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kits to several of our granddaughters as part of their Christmas.  Aren’t these cute? 

Jailyn 01    Jailyn 02     

I love all the embellishments that are included in the Stampin’ Up kits.   This particular kit even includes an acrylic block for the included stamps.   If you are looking for a gift for a child or an adult you think might be interested in stamping, this would make a wonderful present.

The next cards are part of our Dear Valentine Stamp Camp.  As you will see, the style is the same for all 3 cards.  The only thing that differs is the DSP combination and the focal point stamp.  The color scheme of Real Red. Whisper White, and Calypso Coral is the same foe each card.  For your card, you will choose your DSP and any of the available focal point stamps.  You can copy one of my cards, or create one that is very different from mine.

3 Color Fox    3 Color Bird    3 Color Heart

Each card has 3 different styles of DSP from the Stacked with Love DSP Stack.  I also used Baker’s twine – either gold or white – on each card.  The focal point is highlighted on a red glitter starburst and Calypso Coral circle.  Blendabilities were used to color the 2 stamps from the Hey Valentine set.  The heart from the Language of Love set was stamped in Real Red.  Valentine stamps from previous years will also be available for you to use. 

Our next card for the February Dear Valentine Stamp Camp is entitled  Happy Heart, and uses the new Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  For $7.95, this is a great investment and can be used for many occasions throughout the year.

Heart EmbossI used a Rose Red and Pink Pirouette color combination with this card.  I love the texture that the Happy Heart embossing folder provides.  The new Confetti Heart Border Punch was used on a piece of rose cs and the resulting tiny hearts were scattered among the larger pink hearts.  A bit of 1/8 inch silver ribbon and a silver glitter banner add some bling.  Finally, a DSP heart from the Love DSP Stack is popped up and the cute “BE MINE” message from the You Plus Me stamp set is stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  This card is perfect for a friend or loved one.

 

 

Sale-A-Bration is currently taking place for Stampin’ Up thru March 31st.  This is an annual occurrence and is quite simple – you choose one free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spent (before tax and shipping).  Get those products you’ve been wanting, and earn more for free at the same time.  This is a great time to replenish your paper and ink supplies.  And have you looked thru the Occasions Catalog that is current thru June 2nd?  Now is the time to buy from this catalog while taking advantage of the Sale-A-Bration items.  You can view the Occasions Catalog at Winter/Spring Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration products at Sale-A-Brations Catalog

I hope you are enjoying this short spurt of weather as much as I am!  I would LOVE weather that never dropped below freezing!  Don’t forget to let me know about February Stamp Camp so you can get your free DSP stack and remember to check out the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Brations catalog.  I will be posting the remaining two Dear Valentine projects later today.

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

Love You and Love You More–Traditional Valentines

I love these traditional Valentine cards.  What says Valentine better than red and pink hearts.

Love you 1Strawberry Slush, Regal Rose (ret), and Very Vanilla make up the color scheme for our Love You card.  The DSP is More Amore which can be found on the Clearance Rack.  The pink doily heart is part of the More Amore pack.  The Hearts Collection Framelits provide an easy avenue for cutting the hearts.  Finally, a bit of Regal Rose (ret) ribbon embellishes the finished card.  Love you can be made with either a pink or red doily heart.  The choice is yours!

Love you more blueThe Love You More stamp set features this cute love bird.  Real Red, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock were used.  The DSP is from More Amore which is currently on sale at the Clearance Rack.  Three Candy Dots – Island Indigo used here – highlight the image.  However, Real Red Candy Dots look cute too.  Two different ideas are shown for the inside message. 

 

 

 

Love you more inside 1This image shows the inside of a Love You More card.  Again, a pink doily heart is used from the More Amore DSP pack.  Red and White Washi Tape embellishes the bottom area of the insert with a matching heart punched for the upper corner.

The insert below features a red doily heart.  The top of the message insert has been punched with the notch punch and embellished with Pool Party twine.  There are unlimited options on how the message inserts can be finished.  Yours can be as unique as mine!

Love you more inside 2

Remember – Hearts Abound, the February Stamp Camp is February 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Hours on the 6th and 7th are from 2 – 9 PM.  On the 8th, Stamp Camp will be held from 9 AM – 4 PM.  We are doing 4 projects at a cost of $12.00 and ALL supplies are provided.  I look forward to seeing everyone.  If you can let me know what day you will be attending, it is helpful – but not required.

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

P.S.  “Welcome Spring", the March Stamp Camp will be held on March 13, 14, and 15.