Dainty Delight

04.23.23 Dainty FlowersThe Dainty Flowers DSP combined with the Dainty Delight Stamp Set and coordinating  dies combine to make an absolutely beautiful card.  I know many of you earned this free DSP during the most recent Sale-A-Brations campaign.  Stretching your DSP with this layout allows for only 2”X5 1/4” usage.  You could make 12 cards from 1 sheet of DSP!  Unbelievable!  The left portion of the card is also 2” X 5 1/4” but is Basic White cs that has been embossed with the new Cane Weave 3-D Embossing Folder.

04.23.23 Dainty Flowers MessageThe flowers and fine are die-cut on Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizazz cs.  3 Champagne Rhinestones embellish the flower centers and 3 brass butterflies provide additional interest.  The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and punched with the Banners Pick A Punch.  The sentiment is layered on Rich Razzleberry that is punched with the same punch. 

The message layer features a strip of Dainty Flowers and a Rich Razzleberry flower that has been brushed with Wink of Stella.

May Stamp Camp is right around the corner – May 4, 5 and 6 from 10am – 4pm each day.  You can come for an hour or stay until 4.  You can even come all 3 days.  The cost remains $3.50 per card – no quantity limit.  We provide everything to create your cards.  Water and soda pop are in the fridge to guarantee you don’t become dehydrated.  A snack of some type will magically appear.  All you need to bring is yourself.  But PLEASE let us know as soon as you can which cards you wish to do and what day/s you plan on coming. 

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

SPRING BLESSINGS

IMG_7014I fell in love with the Spring Blessings Stamp Set the first time I looked thru my 2023 Mini Spring Catalog.  I thought the 2 young gals, the bunny rabbit, the 3 available garlands and the tufts of grass in the stamp set were all so cute.  The girls. basket and bunny have been stamped and pre-cut with my Brothers Scan’n’Cut.  I enjoyed using the different Stampin’ Blends skin tones and hair colors.  The garland and sentiment are set up on the Stamparatus for quick and painless stamping.  The grass and butterflies are quickly stamped on. 

IMG_7009The bunny, butterflies, basket and girls are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Although hard to see, flowers have been stamped on the dress of one gal, and stars on the other dress.  The .fun part is adding the loose daisy embellishments.  They are adhered with tiny drops of liquid adhesive or glue dots right over the stamped floral garland.  Daisies are also adhered to the hair of both gals, and the little basket.  The message layer includes an additional bunny rabbit and stamped butterflies.  I think this is such a fun card.  No die cutting but coloring and stamping are the tasks at hand. 

Don’t forget to let me know what day you will be coming – March 30, 31, April 1, and which cards you want to work on – or if you will be Cards to Go. 

My 20% product discount continues thru March 31st.  The orders are in for those of you who placed orders earlier in the month.  The new 2023-2024 catalog will be coming out in May.  New catalogs have been ordered and will be delivered in May.  Stampin’Up is doing a color re-set.  Some current colors and the 2021-2023 In-Colors will be leaving us and current trending colors will be joining us.  I know Peacocck is returning.  I’m hoping for a pretty pink.  As soon as I know more, I will share the news with you.  I’ve already purchased some of my favorite card stock that I know will be retiring.

Blessings, Rosemary – (H630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

ADORABLE OWL

IMG_6705This little guy is so very cheerful.  Adorable Owls is one of the stamp sets that is free with a $50 product purchase during the Sale-A-Bration promotion which ends February 28.  3 owls are featured.  Balmy Blue must be the color for March Stamp Camp as Nested Friends also features Balmy Blue.  Dandy Designs, also from the Sale-A-Bration promotion, is the DSP shown here.  The white layer to the left framed in Balmy Blue has been embossed with the Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder. Two embossing folders come with this set so a different one was used for each of the samples.   Layering Circles Dies are used for the owl image and the sentiment.

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The owls are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The owl in the card above is colored with light SU500 and dark SU200.  These are Stampin’ Up skin tone shades.  The owl to the right is colored with light and dark Crumb Cake.  Light Balmy Blue is used for the outer eyes and a bit of Light Pool Party is used on the inner eye.  Light Petal Pink or Pale Papaya color the beak and feet of both owls.  Several messages come with this set.  The sentiment “You’re a friend like no other” is from the Best Bunny stamp set.  Several clear rhinestones are adhered and of Wink of Stella adds a bit of sparkle.

IMG_6702The message layer features a strip of the Dandy Designs DSP that matches the front, and a small stamped bird that is also found on the envelope.  The bird comes to us from the Best Bunny Stamp Set and is colored in Balmy Blue and Petal Pink or Pale Papaya.

We’ve seen a bit of nature for March Stamp Camp – birds, owls and shamrocks – but NO FLOWERS.  I wonder what our final March Stamp Camp card will look like????????????????

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

Spring is Coming–Nested Friends

Spring is coming – just 1 month away.  Nested Friends is a perfect way to celebrate the upcoming sunny days.  Actually, hubby Norb requested this card as he thought it would be an ideal card for a male. 

IMG_6714_thumb[114]Nested Friends is a stamp and die bundle from the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog. shown here as a Z-card fun fold.  I wanted to use a gingham DSP background.  I have not purchased the Country Gingham DSP as it is sized at 6X6 and I am not a fond user of 6X6 card stock.  I dug into my archives and found some long retired Balmy Blue Gingham Gala DSP – perfect for spring.  The scoring for this sized Z-fold on an 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of cardstock is 4 1/4 and 2 1/8 inches.  The top 4 1/4 inches is scored in half (2 1/8 inches) and folded back.  This style card generally uses less DSP – 2 X 5 3/8 and a 1/4” strip used on the inside. 

IMG_6709_thumb[112]The message is stamped in Old Olive on white cardstock and punched with a hexagon shaped punch.  A piece of balmy blue is also punched and shadows the white message on the card.  The Birthday Wishes message used here comes with the set as do several other message stamps.

The Hive 3-D embossing folder and the 3-Way Punch give us dimension and interest on the Z-fold artwork.  3 pastel adhesive-backed sequins add a bit of glimmer. 

Stampin’ Blends were used to color the Nested Friends images seen here.  Light and Dark Crumb Cake were used for the nest, Light and Dark Old Olive for the leaves and Light and Dark Soft Suede for the wooden branch.  I applied color with the light, highlighted with the dark and went back and blended with the light Stampin’ Blend.  The bird is colored in Light and Dark Balmy Blue, and Light and Dark Petal Pink.  Pale Papaya can be used in place of the Petal Pink

IMG_6712_thumb[57]The card is open in this view.  If desired, an additional bird could be added to an inside corner

March Stamp Camp is right around the corner – March 2, 3, 4 from 10am to 4pm each day.  Cards are $3.50 each and as always, all supplies and tools are provided.  Water and soft drinks are in the fridge and some type of snack will appear on the counter – maybe healthy or maybe not! 

I will be giving a 20% discount on all orders placed during the month of March with the exception of Paper Pumpkin.  I’m pleased many of you took advantage of the Sale-A-Brations promotion that ends on the 28th of February.  The gorgeous Dainty Flowers DSP that we fell in love with finally ran out of stock.  Needless to say, we will be making cards with this beautiful paper.  When you look at DSP, do you ever look at the reverse side?  Often times, the reverse side is of more use than the front  – especially for muted backgrounds.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in March.  Please let me know what day you plan on coming and which cards you wish to do.

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

NESTED FRIENDS

Spring is coming – just 1 month away.  Nested Friends is a perfect way to celebrate the upcoming sunny days.  Actually, hubby Norb requested this card as he thought it would be an ideal card for a male. 

IMG_6714Nested Friends is a stamp and die bundle from the January – April 2023 Mini Catalog. shown here as a Z-card fun fold.  I wanted to use a gingham DSP background.  I have not purchased the Country Gingham DSP as it is sized at 6X6 and I am not a fond user of 6X6 card stock.  I dug into my archives and found some long retired Balmy Blue Gingham Gala DSP – perfect for spring.  The scoring for this sized Z-fold on an 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 piece of cardstock is 4 1/4 and 2 1/8 inches.  The top 4 1/4 inches is scored in half (2 1/8 inches) and folded back.  This style card generally uses less DSP – 2 X 5 3/8 and a 1/4” strip used on the inside. 

IMG_6709The message is stamped in Old Olive on white cardstock and punched with a hexagon shaped punch.  A piece of balmy blue is also punched and shadows the white message on the card.  The Birthday Wishes message used here comes with the set as do several other message stamps.

The Hive 3-D embossing folder and the 3-Way Punch give us dimension and interest on the Z-fold artwork.  3 pastel adhesive-backed sequins add a bit of glimmer. 

Stampin’ Blends were used to color the Nested Friends images seen here.  Light and Dark Crumb Cake were used for the nest, Light and Dark Old Olive for the leaves and Light and Dark Soft Suede for the wooden branch.  I applied color with the light, highlighted with the dark and went back and blended with the light Stampin’ Blend.  The bird is colored in Light and Dark Balmy Blue, and Light and Dark Petal Pink.  Pale Papaya can be used in place of the Petal Pink

IMG_6712The card is open in this view.  If desired, an additional bird could be added to an inside corner

March Stamp Camp is right around the corner – March 2, 3, 4 from 10am to 4pm each day.  Cards are $3.50 each and as always, all supplies and tools are provided.  Water and soft drinks are in the fridge and some type of snack will appear on the counter – maybe healthy or maybe not! 

I will be giving a 20% discount on all orders placed during the month of March with the exception of Paper Pumpkin.  I’m pleased many of you took advantage of the Sale-A-Brations promotion that ends on the 28th of February.  The gorgeous Dainty Flowers DSP that we fell in love with finally ran out of stock.  Needless to say, we will be making cards with this beautiful paper.  When you look at DSP, do you ever look at the reverse side?  Often times, the reverse side is of more use than the front  – especially for muted backgrounds.

I’m looking forward to seeing you in March.  Please let me know what day you plan on coming and which cards you wish to do.

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

POPPY HEART

0123.23 Poppy HeartPoppies are special flowers.  They grow as weeds in California.  Once upon a time, I had 2 red poppy plants outside my kitchen window.  Someone who shall remain nameless, mistook the foliage for a weed and pulled up my 2 plants. At least I can still enjoy them on paper.

Simple and elegant!  Those are the words I use to describe the Poppy Heart card.  This print comes to us from Etsy.  When I saw the design, I immediately pictured it on a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.  Although the sentiment reads “Happy Valentines Day”, if you let me know ahead of time, I will pull an alternate sentiment such as Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Thinking of You, or Get Well.  This is a sweet card for someone special in your life. 

THANKSGIVING WISHES

Thanksgiving Wishes top layerWe have done several joy folds, but I especially like this one.  Andrea found a beautiful card using the joy diagonal fold and shared it with me.  Although I did not have the DSP used in the shared card, I fell in love with the technique.  This card features the Hello Harvest Bundle and the Rustic Harvest DSP we used last month.  The top layer pumpkin and flowers have been colored and hopefully die-cut for you.  because of the girth of the pumpkin, we chose to use 2 flower bouquets and overlap them.  The base of the card is Mossy Meadow with Cajun Craze accents.

11.01.22 Thanksgiving Wishes 1 flap openWhen the front layer is lifted, we can see the Rustic Harvest pumpkin DSP The triangular piece is Mossy Meadow layered with Cajun Craze and the DSP.  Note the Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze leaves stamped on the envelope. These colors are repeated throughout the design of the card

11.01.22 Thanksgiving Wishes fully openWhen our card is fully opened, we see Rustic Harvest DSP layering the inside panel.  The message panel is embellished with a small sunflower that matches the bouquet on the pumpkin.  Rhinestones enhance the flower bouquets and add a bit of glitz.  Wink of Stella also highlights the pumpkin and flowers.

11.01.22 Thanksgiving Wishes flowers up higherThis second sample shows the floral bouquets located higher on the pumpkin which gives a larger artwork layer.  You can choose where you place your bouquets.  The rhinestones were also used differently in this sample. 

The THANKSGIVING sentiment is optional allowing for this card to be used for any fall occasions.

One card left – Thankful Gnomes!

Don’t forget – November Stamp Camp is Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 3, 4, 5 from 10am to 4pm. 

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

ASPEN TREES

Fall is upon us!  We can’t keep up with the leaves on our ramp.  They fall faster than my sweet husband can sweep them up.  But I love the crunch of leaves when walking down the street.  It kind of sounds like walking on Rice Krispies! 

11.01.22 Aspen TreesOur fall Aspen Trees card features a technique titled “Color Blocking.”  Color blocking is explained as a technique that involves pairing 2 or more colors together.  In our November Stamp Camp card shown here, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry have been “blocked” together.  The block of colors has been run thru the Big Shot with the Woodland Texture Embossing Folder which carries the wooded theme through to the background.  A lone Early Espresso deer is peeking thru the trees.  The simple sentiment, “For You” is stamped on an aspen leaf and embellished with a tiny Cajun Craze bow.  Debbie designed this beautiful fall card and has tied all the bows!  I’m so happy she is back.

11.01.22 Aspen Trees msg layerThe message layer for Aspen Trees features a single Crushed Curry aspen leaf.  The Aspen Trees Dies provide 2 different aspen leaves. This card would be perfect for Thanksgiving or any fall occasion.  There are lots of message stamps you can choose from.  New ones are added to the library monthly. 

In case you are wondering when November Stamp Camp is – Thursday, Friday, Saturday – November 3, 4 and 5 from 10am – 4pm.  You can come anytime during those times.  You can even come all 3 days!  If you are not available to attend, we are happy to provide cards-to-go mailed to you or available for pick up.  As always, all supplies and tools are provided.  All you need to bring is yourself!  Let’s move on to our November Christmas card – Silent Night!

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

RUSTIC MUMS

10.01.22 Rustic Mum 1This is a 10-minute card!  Why?  Because the DSP does ALL THE WORK!  This Rustic Harvest DSP is the Bomb!  The actual card is Crushed Curry.  A 5 1/4 X 4 piece of DSP is adhered to the card front.  My new best friend – a Divinity Designs A2 Thin Pierced Frame – nicely die cuts a piece of 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 Merry Merlot.  The frame is adhered on the card front and voila – you have a beautiful fall card.  I have die-cut butterflies in white, Merry Merlot and Crushed Curry using the Hero Arts Butterfly Confetti Fancy Die.  5 butterflies with a couple rhinestones finish the card.

10.01.22 Rustic Mum MsgThe message layer features several butterflies matching the ones on the card front.  I have chosen to use 3 but you can use as many as you wish. 

A different pattern of the Rustic Harvest DSP is also used in the next card and we will be using another pattern in November.  A single sheet of the DSP used here will give you 8 card fronts.  The pattern appears to be repeated every 8 inches.  And it certainly helps make a very colorful but simple card.

Our last card is also reminiscent of fall!

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

CHRISTMAS BARN

Christmas BarnI love this old fashioned scene.  It is reminiscent of driving down a country road and seeing a red barn proudly wearing a Christmas wreath.  The card itself is Evening Evergreen with a Real Red embossed front panel. I must admit the red in the picture is a bit brighter than actual Real Red.  The barn is pre-colored for you.  A small sliver of white glitter cs is adhered to the left portion of the roof.  The 2 darker trees are stamped and die-cut.  The Garden Green trees are simply die cut.  The silo and fence also have dies.  I am recommending a double layer on the fence to give it more body.  A self adhesive backing has been applied to the Crumb Cake cs to ease the fence making.  I have added 9 white glimmer snowflakes but you can add as many as you wish.  Wink of Stella adds a glittery snowy finish to the front yard and can be added to the trees and barn windows if desired.

10.01.22 Christmas Barn msgThe message layer matches the envelope – a stamped horse pulling winter-clad passengers.  This is such a fun card!

November Stamp Camp will be held on November 3, 4 and 5, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10-4.  December Stamp Camp will be December 1, 2, and 3.  I will have calendars available at December Stamp Camp if you wish to make them.  They make great Christmas Gifts. 

We have seen Halloween and Christmas – how about a bit of fall?

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