ALWAYS THANKFUL

10.27.20 Thanksgiving BlessingsThis Thanksgiving card is a combination of the old and the new.  The art work stamp is 4+ years used and the sentiment is 8+ years used and is mounted on a wooden block!  Do you remember the days of the wooden blocks? 

10.27.20 Thanksgiving Blessings 1The Cajun Craze card stock, Plaid Tidings DSP and message stamp are all very current.  Plaid Tidings DSP can be used for so many different cards.  There are many different combinations to choose from and picking your favorite is not always easy. 

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The artwork is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and die cut with Layering Ovals.  The Cajun Craze layer highlights the base card and colors within the plaids.  Stampin’ Blends are used for coloring the fall scene.  I did experiment coloring with Wink of Stella that had been tipped in ink.  Talk about shine!  I put a drop of ink refill on one of my acrylic blocks and swished it around with my Wink of Stella brush then used it to color part of my artwork.  Debbie suggests pushing the block into your ink pad to keep from wasting an entire drop of ink.  I ended up using this technique for the pumpkins. You can clean your brush by wiping it back and forth until it is clear or spraying a bit of water on the brush.

10.27.20 Thanksgiving Blessings 3The sentiment and artwork are popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals – a crafter’s best friend.  The copper trim ribbon adds a touch of texture and interest to the card front. A 1/2 or 3/4” strip of the plaid DSP was saved to adhere to the message layer.

10.27.20 Thanksgiving Blessings msgMatching leaves are also punched and adhered to the message layer.  This is a new Tim Holtz punch and I love the detail.  The message I chose is from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set and is stamped in Cajun Craze.

This is the final card offering for November Stamp Camp which will be on November 5th from 10am to 4pm, November 6th from 10am to 4pm and November 7th from 9am to 4pm.

Did you know I have gift certificates available?  These are great for holiday giving.  They must, however, be redeemed thru me.  Let me know if you are interested in purchasing the perfect gift for crafters. 

December Stamp Camp will be on December 3, 4 and 5 and will be my first ever card buffet.  There will be multiple cards to choose from – holiday and everyday.  Each card will be housed in a box with instructions and all the pieces and supplies.  You simply take the box of your choosing back to your work station and craft away.  Then you clean the items you used, replace the box and choose another one.  The cards will be priced between $3 and $3.50.  You can make a total of one card or as many as you want.

As the COVID numbers increase, please stay safe.  If you don’t feel comfortable coming to the house to craft, we can always do a kit for you.  Remember – handmade comes from the heart.

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com 

WORLD PEACE

10.27.20 Peace card goldIn today’s crazy world, I truly wish for PEACE.  The result of my wish is this simple but elegant Christmas card.  The base is Thick Whisper White with a layer of Night of Navy.  The top layer is Shimmery White card stock embossed with the Tin Tile 3D embossing folder.  The embossed circles carry the circle design element throughout.  The card is cased from Sharp Notes by Sherylblogsspot.com.

10.27.20 Peace card copper realThis easy card can be done in gold, copper or silver.  The globe is part of the Beautiful World bundle.  To ease the issue of adhering the globe to the navy circle, the new SU adhesive sheets are adhered to the back of the metallic card stock before die-cutting.  The die-cut globe simply requires peeling off the sticky backing before adhering to the circle.  No sticky fingers or liquid adhesive to worry about!

IMG_5255As I did not have a stamp for the sentiment “Let there be PEACE on earth,” I typed the wording out, printed it in Navy and used the stitched rectangle die for cutting. The navy sentiment layer is a 3/4” cs strip punched with the new Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.  The globe and sentiment are both popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The ornament hook comes from the retired Delicate Ornaments dies.  This is such a small die and so easy to lose.  The original die was lost at the Bolingbrook Park District during a class I was teaching. 

10.27.20 PeaceThe message layer features 2 stamps from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.  I have pre-stamped several and have a Stamparatus set up and ready to stamp this beautiful message for you if you like it. 

World Peace is truly a very simple card and is one of my favorites.  Please let me know as soon as possible which cards you choose to do for November Stamp Camp and which day you plan on coming.

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

RIDE WITH ME

Every now and then, you need a cute stamp set that covers several occasions.  The Ride with Me stamp set certainly accomplishes this!

10.27.20 Come Ride with me birthdayI love this little truck!  I chose to color it shades of gray and black with black glimmer wheels.  The colorful happy birthday balloons floating from the back of the truck are die cut with the Truck Ride Dies.  The truck itself was cut with the Brother ScanNCut. 

10.27.20 Come Ride with me ThanksgivingThe Plaid Tidings DSP I chose all coordinates with the wonderful Real Red 3.8” sheer ribbon available in the holiday catalog.  The Thanksgiving version of the card features die-cut pumpkins and a Real Red colored truck.  In order to achieve the matching plaid look, a section of the DSP is cut out and layered onto black cs.  This section is then adhered to the outer DSP with the lines of the plaid all matching.

10.27.20 Come Ride with me ChristmasThe Christmas version of Ride with Me showcases a tree in the back of the truck.  The balloons, pumpkins and Christmas tree are repeated on the envelope and on the message layer.  The plaid DSP theme is carried over to the message layer with the addition of a 1/2” plaid strip of paper.

10.27.20 Come Ride with me unknownHere we see the message layer of the birthday Ride with Me and the matching envelope. 

Ride with Me is part of our November Stamp Camp.  Dates and times for this stamp camp are Thursday November 5 from 10am to 4pm, Friday November 6 from 10am to 4pm and Saturday November 7 from 9am to 4pm.  There are lots of choices for November Stamp Camp!  If you plan on attending, please let me know as soon as possible what day(s) you plan to attend and which cards you want to create.  We will continue with our attendee limit, wearing of masks, and disinfecting all materials shared between crafters. 

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

BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN

09.23.20 AutumnFall truly is upon us.  The leaves are slowly turning colors and softly falling.  The Beautiful Autumn stamp set (found in the Handmade for You Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog) and Gilded Autumn Specialty paper help us create autumn in paper.  We are waiting for 1/2” Mint Macaron ribbon which will be added to the center of the card layered over the Cajun Craze strip.  The 3 punches included in this bundle are a maple leaf, an acorn and an oak leaf.

09.23.20 Autumn BeautifulThe DSP can be reversed as we see here.  The  Very Vanilla sentiment is drawn with the Scan’nCut in Cajun Craze, punched out and layered with an Early Espresso punched label.  Pine cones are stamped on the sentiment and colored with Crumb Cake blends. Copper trim festoons the Cajun Craze strip and a matching bow adds dimension and interest.  Although hard to see Gilded Gems embellish the first sample and Champagne Rhinestones embellish the second sample.

09.23.20 Autumn Message LayerThe Very Vanilla message layer is  embellished with a stamped stem of Mint Macaron leaves and stamped and punched out leaves and acorns.  This is a simple card that elegantly reminds us of our current autumn season.  Beautiful Autumn is perfect for fall birthdays or most any fall occasion.

This is our fourth and final card offering for October Stamp Camp.  Don’t forget about the Joy of Paper Pumpkin, the upcoming DSP sale, and my birthday 20% off discount for the month of October. 

Please remember to text, email or call me with the day you plan on attending and which cards you wish to make.

Autumn Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SUNFLOWER SHAKER

SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE YOUR SUNFLOWERS!

08.26.20 Sunflower Shaker stackedThis shaker card was designed by Debbie and she and I shared a lot of laughs as she assembled it.  Although the card may appear complicated, it is not as long as you follow the directions.  As I was making a sample today, I wasn’t paying close attention and put the card together without the ribbon.  The card base is the new Cinnamon Cider and is perfect for the approaching fall months.  The narrow strip of DSP is from Flowers for Every Season 6X6 collection.  The wood DSP is from retired stock.  The lovely 3/8” satin ribbon is Early Espresso.

08.26.20 Sunflower Shaker red fanned outWe used the Scan’n’Cut to cut our sunflower bundles.  The Jar Punch does a quick job of making the jar opening.  There is a jar dome that fits into the opening and holds the sequins you choose.  The samples use different wood tones, colors and ribbons.  The top sample has 2 layers of sunflowers stacked with dimensionals adhering them.  The sunflowers are colored in light and dark Mango Melody, Calypso Coral and Bronze, The sample to the right features the Bumblebee Gingham ribbon and the flowers are colored in light and dark Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade and bronze.  The flowers are stacked but the bottom layer radiates out giving the appearance of a larger bouquet. 

08.26.20 Sunflower Shaker blackberry fanned outThe sample to the left uses Cinnamon Cider ribbon and flowers fanning out that have been colored with dark Pumpkin Pie, dark Mango Melody, light and dark Soft Suede, and dark Blackberry Bliss.  All 3 samples have small bows of Bumblebee gingham ribbon.  Each sample uses a different collection of sequins.  There are lots of choices for you – wood tone, ribbon, Stampin’ Blends, sequins.  The stamp set gives the choice of 4 different bouquets but we thought sunflowers were the best choice for September.

This is the fourth and final option for September Stamp Camp.  Dates and times – September 3rd from 10am to 4 pm, September 4th from 10am to 4pm, and September 5th from 9am to 4pm.  As a reminder masks are required as is frequent hand washing.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate so that breaks and eating can be done outside.  If we encounter rain, the garage may become our break room.  I am still limiting the number of attendees – especially with the increased Covid-19 infection rate in Will County.

There is a minor change in pricing for September Stamp Camp.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards but additional poinsettia cards will be $3.50 each.  Additional Sunflower Shakers or So Much Happy cards will remain $3.00. Please let me know as soon as you can which day you plan on attending and which cards you would like to do.

Mark your calendars now for October Stamp Camp – Thursday, Friday, Saturday – October 1, 2 and 3.

Looking forward to seeing you next week!          Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com 

SO MUCH HAPPY!!!

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Can you ever have too much happy in your life?  I don’t think so.

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08.26.20 So Much Happy Magnolia

This is my newest most favorite celebration set!  It is showy and so very E A S Y!  Quite truthfully, this set never jumped out at me until I saw a sample from another SU demonstrator.  The die set (see pg. 178 in your 2020-2021 catalog) includes this wonderful HAPPY die plus balloons, stars, a banner, embossed strips, a cloudlike formation and the best ever balloon string I have ever seen!.  You can cut the HAPPY straight across at the top, middle, or down toward the bottom.  You can cut it angled on a horizontal or vertical card.  I have part of my retired DSP stash out for this card.  I started with a thick white card base, adhered a 5 3/8 X 4 1/8 piece of DSP on the card front, die cut the HAPPY image on 5 1/2 X 4 1/4, die cut this with the stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added matching 1/4” strips above and below the HAPPY to accent the word.  For the top cards, I die cut 2 balloons and strings from the same card stock along with stars, and adhered them on.  For the bottom cards, I punched out flowers or fussy cut matching flowers.  You can make these fancy or simple, feminine or masculine.  The Stamp Set gives you the option of HAPPY “birthday, graduation, to have you in my life, to know you, to celebrate you.”  Also, “so very, HAPPY”, balloons, stars, a bow and the balloon string are included in the set. You could easily make the card HAPPY “anniversary” or “retirement.”

This is card option 3 for September Stamp Camp.  We’ve seen the red poinsettia card, the white poinsettia card, and now So Much Happy.  Stay tuned for Sunflower Shaker!

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

A Little Hello

05.30.20 A Little Hello MouseA Little Hello is a gentle card.  The stamp sets featured include the Birch Background, Daisy Lane, A Special Someone, and Itty Bitty Greetings.  The Early Espresso card is layered with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla stamped in Crumb Cake.  The Call Me Clover stamped stem is festooned with a punched 2-layer Daffodil Delight daisy highlighted with an adhesive-backed fuzzy yellow center.  The card recipient is honored with the daisy and a darling die-cut mouse holding a small red flower with a red rhinestone center.

05.30.20 A Little Hello SquirrelIf you don’t like the gentle little mouse, you can choose the little squirrel also holding a red flower with a red rhinestone.  Both animals are stamped in Basic Gray and Smoky Slate.  Elevating the little animals with dimensionals give a 3D effect.  The little butterfly can be colored in any color you choose.  I chose to place the sentiment at the bottom of the daisy stem.

05.30.20 A Little Hello msg mouseBut wait – if you use the squirrel on the card front, what do you do with the mouse with his flower?  You use it on the message layer as shown here.  The Very Vanilla layer is sponged lightly in Crumb Cake, has 2 stamped butterflies and features the little mouse.  And if you choose to use the mouse on the top card layer, you can feature the squirrel on the message layer as shown below.   This card can be used for almost any occasion and you can stamp or script your message as you desire.

05.30.20 A Little Hello msg squirrelAs noted on the Rain or Shine post, this will be a Non-Stamp Camp.  The cards will have all the images stamped and cut.  All the pieces including the rhinestone will be included.  I don’t suggest rhinestones or pearls on the message layer as it leaves an indentation on the top card.

The cost for this Non-Stamp Camp is the standard $14 for any 4 cards and 3 for each additional card.  The cards are as shown.  As the restaurants say – “No Substitutions”.  Let me know by text, phone or E-mail which cards you choose to do.

Healthy Blessings,

Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (Cell/text)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

LITTLE LADYBUG

It’s almost spring!  March 19 is the date!  So let’s celebrate spring with ladybugs!

Ladybug, backgroundThe Little Ladybug stamp set is available thru the Sale-A-Brations promotion with a $300 product order.  The dies for the set are an add-on item which can be seen at Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products.  This is such a cute Poppy Parade card and although you can’t tell, the bottom ladybug is attached with a Wobble so she actually moves.  I buy my Wobbles from where else – Amazon!  They  add a whimsical touch. All the images are colored with Stampin’ Blends and touched with Wink of Stella.

Ladybug, background and envelope

The second sample features the top ladybug flying with a Wobble and shows a darling ladybug image on the envelope.  The sentiments are ancient but are popular every year at this time.  Did you notice the background?  We will blow bubbles to create this effect.  Check out the next post.

Ladybug message layer 2

The ladybug was featured again on the message layer.  Although adhered with a dimensional, a Wobble could have been used.  A sad note about this message layer.  The flower die has disappeared.  Norb searched on his hands and knees.  I searched in trash cans and counters but it is not to be found.  Another flower die now serves as a replacement.

Ladybug message layer 1And here we see the flower replacement for the lost die.  The stem and grass did not disappear!  Note the little flecks of red on the message layers. There also flecks of navy on the bubble background.  These flecks come from rapidly and firmly flicking a marker against the lid.  I’ll show you at March Camp.

So are you wondering when March Stamp Camp might be?  Dates and Times:  Thursday March 5th from 11am-6pm, Friday March 6th from 12Noon-6pm and Saturday March 7th from 9am-4pm.  The price remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  All supplies and tools are provided.  Drinks are in the fridge and my hubby usually has a snack of some type waiting for you.  You are welcome to bring your lunch, a snack, or a snack to share.  We are a very informal group. 

Don’t forget to let me know what day you plan on coming and which cards you would like to make.  This insures the correct amount of paper is cut.

Check out the March Paper Pumpkin.  Stampin’Up is advertising March as

March 2020 Paper Pumpkin: Fresh Spring Crafting and a FREE Stamp Set!

Looking forward to seeing you next week!  Rosemary –          (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SO MANY STARS

So Many StarsThis is one of my favorite cards for this holiday season.  When we think about the true meaning of Christmas, this card says so much.  So Many Stars stamp set with the Stitched Stars Dies fills the night sky with many beautiful copper stars.  Thick Very Vanilla cs is layered with Night of Navy, Copper, and Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP.  The Banner Triple Punch gives our sentiment a crisp finish.  Although you can’t see it, the center of the copper layer is cut out and layered on a Sizzix adhesive sheet so that die cuts come out with the adhesive layer.  I know I had promised several folks that I would pre-cut the stars, but I’m finding some of the adhesive protective layer pulls off when the stars are removed from the dies so I may not be able to keep this promise.  Several stars are popped up on Dimensionals for a 3-D appearance.  Finally, adhesive backed copper star elements festoon the starry sky.  This is a very meaningful handmade gift from the heart!

Well crafters, you have seen the 4 offerings for November Stamp Camp.  If you haven’t already, please let me know which cards you wish to do and what day you might attend.  Thursday, 11/7 from 11 am – 6 pm, Friday 11/8 from 2 – 6 pm, and Saturday 11/9 from 9 am -  4 pm.  All supplies and tools are provided, as well as drinks and a snack.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  For December, we will have only 1 Christmas card that will feature a tea light reflecting thru a window.  We will also be doing calendars.  For those of you who are new, you will be given 10 calendars.  You can make as many as you wish during Stamp Camp and finish the rest at home.  We can do either easel calendars or refrigerator calendars with a magnetic backing.  My personal calendars are shown below.  The calendar to the left is done on an easel; the calendar to the right has magnetic strips on the back and lives happily on my refrigerator.  These make great gifts and fit perfectly in the A2 envelopes we use.

Calendar easel         IMG_0507         Calendar Refrigerator

I hope you can make it to November stamp camp.  Remember, the best gift is made with your hands and filled with your heart.

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SEASON OF THANKS

Season of ThanksThe beautiful leaves on our Season of Thanks card are reminiscent of the autumn colors seen on so many of our trees.  The Gathered Leaves Dies give the leaves a realistic look as they emboss as well as die-cut.  These copper and gold metallic leaves are perfect for this season.  The Early Espresso card is layered with Calypso Coral and DSP from the realistic looking Pressed Petals suite.  A large Calypso Coral background leaf is stamped in Terra Cotta Tile and a pair of stamped and die-cut pumpkins center the gathering of leaves.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso on a die cut circle of Naturals Ivory (an ancient SU card stock from years past).   A jolly turkey from the Day of Thanks stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso, cut with our Scan’n’Cut, and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Finally, a small piece of copper trim and 3 metallic pearls finish this beautiful Thanksgiving card. 

We’ve seen 2 Thanksgiving cards featured at our November Stamp Camp on November 7, 8, and 9.  Now it’s time to take a look at Christmas.

Hope to see you soon!  Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com