TRULY TAILORED in PLAID

WP_20180517_12_49_40_Pro 1This is one of those cards that really holds your interest as you take in all the parts and pieces.  Crushed Curry is added to the Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide color scheme.  Two patterns of the True Gentleman DSP are used.  The navy corduroy ribbon adds texture.  Two of the True Gentleman buttons are used with a linen thread bow tied to the larger button.  The bow is, of course, optional. The idea for this masculine card was cased from SU Demonstrator Mary Deatherage.  I did make 3 changes.  First, I put the plaid on the top, I cut the diagonal at an angle that matched the print on the bottom piece of DSP, and I added a second button.  This is not a difficult card and one you can complete at home once your sentiment is stamped and punched.  I love the Tailored Tag Punch.  It’s classy with clean lines.  Word has it we may see more use of this punch in the upcoming catalog.

The retired list is available for your perusal at Retiring Products   This is a good time to pick up some of your favorites at a discount.

Two more masculine creations coming.  Check back soon!

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrise01@aol.com

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HONORING THE MEN IN OUR LIVES

Hi Crafters!  Can you believe how fast 2018 is progressing?  I can’t believe it is time for our June Stamp Camp.  It’s a great time to devote our crafting to the men in our lives – spouses, relatives, co-workers, friends, neighbors.  Although I did not specify “FATHER’S DAY” in any of the sentiments I used for my samples, any of our June cards could be used for the upcoming Father’s Day occasion.  Our cards could also be adapted for masculine graduations. 

WP_20180517_12_42_48_Pro 1I’ve titled this card “Truly Tailored meets Basket Weave.”  The color scheme for most of our June projects is Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide. The stamp set we will be using is Truly Tailored and the DSP is True Gentleman.  The sample here features the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which was available during Sale-A-Brations.  I cased this card from Karen Finkle.  Karen had swiped her Night of Navy ink pad over the recessed side of the embossing folder before running it thru the Big Shot giving the recessed areas a nice blue shadow. I loved the effect and spent several hours trying to perfect this technique before giving up and leaving the weave plain! I was covered in navy ink!  Three patterns of the True Gentleman DSP embellish the basket weave layer.  One of the sentiments from the set is stamped and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch. A strip of navy crinkled seam binding ribbon and a True Gentleman button add dimension and interest. This is a simple masculine card that is fun to make.

June Stamp Camp is kind of an oxymoron as it starts on May 31st.  With graduations, weddings, and Father’s Day celebrations, I wanted to start early.  Dates/times:  Thursday May 31st from 1 – 7 pm, Friday June 1 from 2 – 7 pm, Saturday June 2 from 9 am – 4 pm.  These are cards that you truly can finish at home once you have your pieces cut and sentiments stamped and punched.  If possible, please let me know by Memorial Day – May 28th – what day you might be stopping by.  This helps insure I don’t cut too much paper.  The cost remains at $12 for 4 cards and $2 for each additional card.  This is a great opportunity to build up your masculine card supply. 

The new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up Catalogs will also be available at June Stamp Camp.  I expect them to arrive this week. 

Looking forward to seeing you!  Blessings, Rosemary – (home) 630/759-3089 – (cell) 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

WE MUST CELEBRATE meets LOVELY AS A TREE

04.21.18 We must.friendsAs we haven’t done a “Z” card in awhile, I thought is was time for this simple fold technique.  The 8 1/2 X 11 Daffodil Delight cs is cut lengthwise at 4 1/4” and scored at 5 1/2” and 2 3/4”.  The score at 4 1/4” is folded forward and the score at 2 3/4 is folded back forming the “Z” fold. Retired Floral Boutique DSP is adhered to the front and  back of the smaller “Z”  folds.

For this Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight color scheme, a white rectangle is layered onto a Daffodil Delight stitched rectangle.  The multiple tree stamp from “Lovely as a Tree” is stamped twice on the white layer. 2-3 mushrooms are colored and adhered to the background.

04.21.18 We must.birthdayThe rabbit, raccoon and bear are colored with Stampin’ Blends and adhered to the white rectangle layer with Stampin Dimensionals. The animal festooned layer is then adhered securely to a portion of the front “Z”.  The top sample has the sentiment “friends fur-ever” stamped on the message layer.  The second sample uses a happy birthday sentiment

04.21.18 We must.birthday msgWhen the “Z” is pulled back, we see the message layer as well as a small continuation of the card front.  Wink of Stella adds some glimmer to the trees and animals.  Wink of Stella must be applied carefully to inked surfaces such as the stamped trees we see here as it will pick up the ink and smear the color.  This is not an issue, however, with Stampin” Blends.  

I did something “daring” with my “We Must Celebrate” stamp set – I cut the 4 animals apart.  I really wanted to use them singly so I grabbed my snips and just did it.  As there are no dies for this set, I stamped about 20 of each on Whisper White cs and my Brother Scan n’ Cut proceeded to cut them out.  For you, this means your animals and mushrooms are cut and ready to be used.  Much easier than fussy cutting!

Did you know “Lovely as a Tree” is the oldest Stampin’Up set.  We hold our breath every year wondering if it will retire.  I broke down and bought a new “Lovely as a Tree” set this year.  My old set was wood and I really wanted something easier to use.

Finally, Here is everything you wanted to know about the Color Revamp that is taking place.


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THE COLORS ARE EVOLVING!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.

With this revamp, you’ll have a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting. Read on for more information!

THE DETAILS

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog. These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

IN COLORS

There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.

We also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

IN COLORS

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THE NEW COLORS

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NEW COLOR COLLECTIONS

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NEW CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PADS

In addition to new colors, we also redesigned our ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and we’ve improved the formula of the ink, as well! We think you will love these changes and you can learn more here.

HOW THESE CHANGES WORK FOR YOU

Remaining on trend and up-to-date with new products is one of the most important parts of a business and this color revamp does just that. In addition to the business aspect, this is exciting for stampers on a personal level! For people who love to create, a bigger variety of products and fresh, vibrant colors allow you to stretch your creativity and engage your senses in pushing your crafting limits.

RETIRING COLORS PRODUCT RESOURCE

Whenever colors are retired, there is always some confusion about the status of various products in those colors. We wanted to be sure that our customers have a chance to buy retiring ink pads and refills before they are gone. We have worked with our vendors to ensure that we have a period of guaranteed stock before the retirement date. This means that even if an ink pad/refill goes on backorder during that guaranteed time, those orders will be fulfilled.

However, after that guarantee date has passed, those products in retiring colors are available while supplies last. Please see the chart below that details this. It also shows how other products with retiring colors will be handled.

PRODUCT
RETIRING COLOR(S)

Classic Stampin’ Pads

Guaranteed stock of old ink pad design through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018

Classic Stampin’ Pad Collections

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

Guaranteed stock through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018

Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Collections

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Single Color Cardstock (All sizes and colors)

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Cardstock Packs, Collections, etc. (all sizes and colors)

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Stampin’ Write Markers (2-pack, Collections, and Many Marvelous Markers)

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Color Caddy

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Color Embellishments

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

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Please let me know if you have any questions on this major color revamp. I’m excited about the new ink cases and colors.  Looking forward to seeing you for May Stamp Camp.

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

WATERFRONT

I will admit I was a bit nervous about starting this watercolor-inspired card.  The waterfront scene looks so pure and pristine and I wasn’t sure I could produce the same effect.  Once I started, I discovered that the stamping was quite easy and the finished card was quite beautiful.

WP_20180316_15_53_58_Pro 1Our waterfront scene pictures a sunny day, blue sky with birds,  mountains, a grassy field with trees, a lake and a sandy beach.  One or two little huts are perched in the foreground.  This sounds so peaceful.  However, I will admit my peaceful hands were pretty well inked-up by the time the stamping was finished.  Ten inks were used to complete this  scene – Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso and Tuxedo Black Memento.  The sky was lightly sponged with a sponge dauber in Pool Party. WP_20180316_15_50_13_Pro 1

Several of the Waterfront stamps are vague in shape and can be used for the water, grass, and sandy beach.  There is a mountain shape which was stamped once in Crumb Cake and again to the right in Soft Suede.  The Garden Green trees can be stamped multiple times to give a forest effect or just once to show 3 simple trees.  There is a stamp that gives a lake effect. The hut and sun are well defined shapes.   The birds come from the High Tide stamp set that we used in 2017. The art piece was framed in Early Espresso and layered onto Bermuda Bay embossed with the Seaside Textured Embossing Folder. The finished Pool Party card is quite striking.  No embellishments are needed.

So far we have seen 3 of our projects for April Stamp Camp – a charming flower cart, birds on a branch, and now a waterfront scene.  Stay tuned for our last card – one that was TOTALLY out of my comfort zone.

Don’t forget to let me know if you will be coming to Stamp Camp on April 5, 6, or 7.

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

A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY!

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The wood words bundle (page 159 in the 2017-2018 catalog) is just too cute.  The Wood Textures DSP offers endless possibilities and the crate is perfect for 3 inch cards as we see here , for a treat for a special person, or to embellish the front of a card.

The crate is die cut twice and the bottom and sides attached with Sticky Strip (my favorite) or a strong liquid adhesive – I don’t recommend snail.  Embellishments for the crate include a partial doily, red scalloped circle, Wood Words stamped circle and die cut rooster.  Two small banners of Night of Navy ribbon and a tag finish the front crate layer.

The 3” red card matches the crate.  A layer of navy and Wood Textures DSP are softened with a doily.  A navy circle, red scalloped circle, Wood Words stamped circle and die cut rooster embellish the card front.  Finally, 2 pieces of navy ribbon and a “for you” tag finish the card.  There are other stamps and dies available; I just happen to like the red rooster and navy flower combination!

The DSP crate will hold 3-4 3” cards with envelopes.  If placing something heavy in the crate, regular card stock would be sturdier than the DSP although you could easily cover a card stock crate with the DSP. 

While I think of it, here is a copy of the end of year stamp camp.  I will have copies to hand out at September Stamp Camp.  And don’t forget – 20% SU product discount for the entire month of September.  Stay tune for the next blog – Birthday Memories!!!

Rosemary’s 2017 End of Year Stamp Camp Schedule

Date

Theme

Time

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September Stamp Camp

September 7

September 8

September 9

A Little Bit Country

12 N – 6 PM

12 N – 6 PM

9 AM – 4 PM

October Stamp Camp

October 5

October 6

October 7

A Little Bit Scary

12 N – 8 PM

12 N – 6 PM

9 AM – 4 PM

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack

October 19 (12 max)

October 21 (12 max)

A Little Bit Ho Ho Ho

12 N – 8 PM

8 AM – 4 PM

November Stamp Camp

November 2

November 3

November 4

A Little Bit Thankful

12 N – 8 PM

12 N – 6 PM

9 AM – 4 PM

December Stamp Camp

November 30

December 1

December 2

A Little Bit Christmas

12 N –6 PM

12 N – 6 PM

9 AM – 4 PM

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

Custom Tee

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The Custom Tees offering was originally planned for June to celebrate the men in our lives.  However, my back surgery and infection played a major role in not having a full June Stamp Camp.  So, August will be the month for Custom Tees and the coordinating dies.  I did use the Tie Dyed stamp set for a different look.  The shirts can be dressed up or down.  There are stamps for buttons, bow ties, a tuxedo front and suspenders, and frilly stamps if you choose to do the female shirt.  There are assorted messages you can stamp directly on the shirt, or use as your sentiment.  The samples shown are done very simply on assorted DSP from my retired assortment.  My suggestion is to choose the DSP, and then the ink.  I started out by stamping the shirts, and then trying to find DSP that would coordinate.  This was not the best method. 

Custom Tees is the final card I am offering for August Stamp Camp.  As a reminder, stamp camp is held on August 3, 4, 5.  The times are:  12 Noon – 6 PM on the 3rd, 2 – 6 PM on the 4th, and 9AM – 6 PM on the 5th.  Please let me know by July 31st which cards you wish do.  The first 4 cards are $12. and additional cards are $2 each. 

September Stamp Camp will be held on September 7, 8 and 9.  On the September agenda includes the Daisy Delight bundle, the Bike Ride bundle, another Christmas card, and the rest will be a surprise. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630/759-3089 – (C)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Coffee Cafe

2017.07.20 Coffee Cafe beansYes, life does happen and coffee often helps.  I love the Coffee Café bundle.  With the stamp set and framelit dies, you can have coffee, lattes, and even a cupcake.  I chose a Pool Party, Garden Green and Early Espresso color scheme with 2 coffee cups.  The Coffee Break Designer Series Paper has some really cute designs.  You can use the coffee bean DSP shown here or flip your paper and use the coffee pot/cup side shown below.  Retired corrugated paper serves as the “heat protector” on one cup.  A die in the set will actually crinkle your own card stock to give the corrugated look.  This allows you to stamp your message, and cut and crinkle it at the same time.  The corner punch was used with Early Espresso to place boundaries on the right side of the card

2017.07.20 Coffee Cafe 1 Look how different your card can be with just a few minor changes.  The overall design remains the same but flipping the DSP, changing the message on the right hand cup as well as the color on both cups, you have a totally different look. 

The Coffee Café card is just one of the offerings at my August Stamp Camp which will be held on August 3, 4 and 5.  There will be 5 different cards – each very different from the others.   Crafters can choose any 4 cards for $12.00.  Additional cards are $2 each.  You can choose to do 4 of just one card if you wish.  But you must let me know by July 31st what cards you want to make. 

Times for August Stamp Camp:  12 Noon to 5 PM on Thursday and Friday August 3 and 4; 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, August 5. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.  Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630/759-3089 – (c)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com