KINDEST GNOMES

090122 Gnome 1Gnomes are so cute and remain quite popular.  The Stampin’ Up Kindest Gnomes set can be used for everyday and for Christmas – especially when combined with the Storybook Gnomes DSP which has several darling Christmas themes.  I used my new Split Textures Dies for this card.  I love the way the openings captivate your attention – especially with the Sunshine and Rainbows DSP background.  The Pool Party top layer has also been run thru the Big Shot with the Tasteful Textures Embossing folder leaving lots of interesting texture. 

090122 Gnome 2The Gnomes and Mushroom Huts are part of the Storybook Gnomes DSP and have been die cut and adhered to the card front.  The gnomes and mushroom huts vary in color.    The Call Me Clover grass and flower image come from the Gnomes Dies.  The top flower is colored with Mango Melody Stampin Blends, and the flower to the right with Flirty Flamingo – colors found in the DSP.  Wink of Stella has been applied judiciously to add a bit of bling.  The sentiment is from the Framed Occasions Sentiments stamp set and was stamped in Mango Melody.  The sentiment was die cut with Beautiful Shapes Dies as was the Mango Melody frame.

090122 Gnome message plainThe message layer features a strip of the matching DSP and a stamped Gnome.  Like the Gnome on the envelope, a few strokes from some Stampin’ Blends, and you can have some colorful fellows!

Sale-A-Brations continues thru the end of August.  Check it out here – Sale-A-Brations

2 more fun cards to go.  Don’t forget to let us know which cards you wish to make!

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

FRIENDLY HELLO

02.22.22 Hello FriendlyI love free items I can actually use!  The Friendly Hello Stamp Set and 12X12 Designer Paper are absolutely free from Stampin’Up thru the current Sale-A-Brations period which ends February 28 providing you make a $100 or more product purchase.  And I’m offering a 20% product discount thru February 28.  So a $100 product will cost $80 PLUS you can get this stamp set and DSP FREE!  There are other items you can choose from for $50 product purchases and for $100 product purchases.  Check it out at Sale-A-Brations

01.11.11 HelloThis cheerful card can be done with or without the “friend.”  The Petal Pink letters, flower, bird  and the “friend” image are pre-cut with the Scan’n’Cut.  The flowers can be colored with light and dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends with a bit of yellow or Calypso Coral for contrast as I have done here.  Light and Dark Crumb Cake with a touch of Soft Suede provide color for our bird which is adhered to a die-cut white circle matted on a Petal Pink scallop circle.  The DSP border is pre-cut from the Friendly Hello DSP.

02.22.22 Hello Friendly msgThe Message layer features 2 additional pre-cut flowers colored with Stampin’ Blends to match the top card layer.  A DSP bird can perch anywhere you want to place him.

And there we have it – March Stamp Camp.  Gnomes, tulip fields, a split circle technique, and a friendly hello.  Which cards do you choose to do?  Please please please let us know your card choices and which day you prefer to come.  If you want cards to go, please let me know. 

Please note that because of the date of Easter, April Stamp Camp will be held on March 31, April 1 and April 2.  This is to insure everyone has adequate time to complete Easter cards.  The USPS appears to be slowing down a bit and I want to make sure there is sufficient mailing time.  please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in March.  Thanks to the Governor, we will be mask-optional!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SPLIT CIRCLE TECHNIQUE

02.22.22 Split Circle Technique 2I thought March would be a good time to introduce a new technique – the Split Circle.   The sample at your left features 3 circles – a 2 7/8 Pool Party circle, a 2 1/8 Coastal Cabana circle, and a 1 3/8 Bermuda Bay circle.  The circles are cut in half and stacked on opposite ends of the largest half.  The 2 halves come together and the joining seam is covered with a narrow sentiment.  In this sample, “just for you” is embossed in white on a basic black strip of cs.  With the white background embossed with the Tasteful Textile and the analogous or monochromatic color scheme, this card is sharp and crisp.

02.22.22 Split Circle Technique 1My goal for the second sample was to make the split circle the opposite of the sample above.  As you can see the first sample has the half circles sweeping from the top to the bottom of the sentiment layer.  The second sample has the circles sweeping from the bottom to the top.  The choice is up to you.  The card front is embellished with a double Bermuda Bay butterfly and 2 rhinestones on the spine.  An additional rhinestone festoons the split circle. The first sample also has a Bermuda Bay swallow flying out of the circle. 

02.22.22 Split Circle MessageThe message layer is simply embellished with additional butterflies and a swallow.  The butterflies are also embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

March Stamp Camp will be held on March 3, 4 and 5 in my home – YEA!  Times will be 10-4 on March 3 and 4.  Saturday March 5 will be from 9-4.  Please let us know if you prefer cards to go.  And I grovel and beg for you to let us know what cards you wish to do and what day you plan on coming.  Everyone was prompt in February!

Don’t forget my personal discount of 20% off Stamping Up products thru the month of February.  And Sale-A-Brations also ends in February.  This is a good month to take advantage of new stamping sets, dies and supplies.

Sending creative blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

TULIP FIELDS

02.22.22 Tulip Fields BlackI must admit that the Tulip Fields Bundle is a favorite.  Spring is actually coming!  The Flowering Fields DSP is absolutely gorgeous!  Debbie chose this card and I was a little apprehensive as I thought it looked difficult.  But I was wrong!  The card is a cinch and it’s beautiful too! This is simply another fun fold.  Highland Heather is the primary color.  The sample here shows a windmill fashioned in Basic Black and Basic Gray.  The windmill is attached to the building with a split pin and there are several metals you can choose your pin from. 

02.22.22 Tulip Fields GrayThis sample was actually my first card.  The windmill is done in Smoky Slate and Basic Gray.  You can create your windmill in any color you choose – Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry.  Gorgeous Grape ink is used for the sentiment which is die cut from the smallest Scalloped Contours Die.  If you look really close  at these images, you will find 3 brass butterflies – a perfect embellishment for a field of tulips!

02.22.22 Tulip Fields Black msgThe message layer cs is the Simply Marbleous DSP from Sale-A-Brations that has been run thru my printer with a light setting.  This gives us a light marble coloring that is decorative but light enough for stamping and a hand-written message.  The card stock is die-cut with the largest Scalloped Contours Die.  A basket is die-cut and tiny tulips are painstakingly adhered to the basket.  Note the bird perched on the bicycle seat.  The second sample has mixed color tulips in the basket and a Gorgeous Grape swallow swooping in. 

So far, we’ve seen St. Pat the Gnome and now Tulip Fields.  Two cards left!  Stay tuned for more! 

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

St. Pat the Gnome

02.22.22 St Pat the Gnome

Can you tell that I really like gnomes?  I think they are little fun creatures.  For March Stamp Camp we have a set of leprechaun gnomes featuring a shamrock, horseshoe, and rainbow.  The gnomes rest on a background of Stampin’ Up Simply Marbleous DSP embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.  Note the curved corners on the 3 layers of card stock. The Detailed Trio Punch makes curving those corners a cinch.  Added shamrocks in Shaded Spruce and Call Me Clover embellish the top card layer.  Touches of Wink of Stella add glimmer.

02.22.22 St Pat the Gnome msg 

Although I have very few Irish friends to send this card to, I thought the Irish Blessing used for the message layer would make this card appropriate for anyone.  This is a blessing I would wish for all my friends and family.  The blessing is printed in green, die cut and layered on a Shaded Spruce scalloped circle.  A cheerful shamrock adds and additional Irish touch.

This is the first card for a very varied March Stamp Camp.  And YES – we will be having Stamp Camp in my home.  Regarding masks, I am waiting to see what our Governor will declare on February 28th.  I’m hoping for mask optional.  Norb and I have been Covid-free thus far.  I know many of you have not been that fortunate.  If you prefer Cards to Go, you just need to let us know. 

So – dates/time:  Thursday March 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm, Friday March 4th from 10 am to 4 pm, and Saturday March 5th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If you will have limited time for stamp camp, please alert us to that fact and we will prep part of your cards.  If you need assistance with coloring and fine motor skill tasks, let us know and we will help.   Just please let us know as soon as you can what cards you wish to do and when you plan on coming.  Thus far, it does not appear there is a snow storm scheduled for the March Stamp Camp time period, but we never know what Mother Nature has planned.

Don’t forget that I am featuring a 20% discount on all Stampin’Up products.  This is a personal discount that I try to give twice a year.  Also, Sale-A-Bration ends February 28th.  We are using Simply Marbleous DSP on 2 of our projects for March Stamp Camp,  And the Friendly Hello Bundle from Sale-A-Bration is one of our featured March Cards.  Check out these Free products at Sale-A-Bration in my Stampin’Up Store

Stay tuned for our next card!  Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630-965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

Val the Gnome

01.22.22 GnomeMeet Val the Valentine Gnome.  Val comes to us from Etsy and has been resized for us to work with and cut with the Scan’n’Cut.  Val is perched on a Merry Merlot card front die cut with the Happy die and embossed with the Tasteful Textile folder.  Val’s sentiment is stamped in Merlot on white cs and layered on Melon Mambo.  The Banner Pick a Punch trims the edges.  Val is holding a gold metallic heart and 4 additional gold hearts embellish the card front.  The card base is Melon Mambo which has also been embossed with the Tasteful Textile folder.

01.22.22 Gnome msgThe message layer features a message from the Pansy Patch Stamp Set – WISHING YOU A LITTLE EXTRA HAPPINESS JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE YOU.  Die-cut hearts in Merry Merlot, Real Red, Melon Mambo and gold embellish this layer.

This card makes up quickly as everything is ready to adhere. I added a touch of Wink of Stella to Val’s flowers, hat and nose.  Adding a little treat such as candy or a cookie along with Val the Gnome Valentine card would make anyone happy. 

Several reminders – The card cost remains the same – any 4 cards for $14 and $3 for each additional card.  I am offering a 20% discount on Stampin’Up products thru the end of February.  If I place your order, I will deduct the 20% off the top.  If ordering on-line through paperrose01.stampinup.net, I will send you a check for the 20% or you can deduct the amount off stamp camps. Sale-A-Brations runs thru the end of February.  My goal is to have us celebrate March Stamp Camp back in my home.  We need some cozy time together.  Cards will be ready for pickup on Thursday, February 3rd.  Please let me know if you prefer having them delivered or mailed.

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

Colorful Valentine

01.22.22 Colorful Hearts frontThis colorful valentine is a fun fold using the Sweet Talk DSP from the January – June Mini Catalog.  Rectangular panels of CS and DSP are cut on the diagonal to form triangles which are layered to give us this eye-catching effect.  The base of the card is an 11 X 4 1/4 piece of Blushing Bride scored at 5 1/2 with one of the sides trimmed off on the diagonal.  This is best seen on the message layer

01.22.22 Colorful Hearts MsgYou can see here that the left side of the card base is cut off on the diagonal.  This diagonal piece is used as the bottom layer of a piece of diagonally cut DSP and Real Red.  The red heart and the message layer are embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D folder.  The red heart is layered onto a Gorgeous Grape scalloped heart.  The message layer features a 3” basic white heart with Happy Valentines Day stamped in Gorgeous Grape.  The heart is large enough for you to add your handwritten message.  Note the red bird perched in the lower right corner.  This is a fun – fun fold. All the pieces of paper are cut and ready to layer.  All that is needed is your creative touch.

Just want to reiterate that I am planning on March Stamp Camp being held at my house.  The current COVID variant appears to be waning and I’m hoping that March will be a safe time to join together.

Remember – 20% SU product discount for February.  Just in time to take advantage of SALE-A-Brations which ends February 28, 2022. 

February Card-to-Go will be ready for pickup on Thursday, February 3rd.  Make sure you let me know which cards you choose to do.

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

OTTERLY AWESOME

01.22.22 Otter VDIsn’t this card just too cute?  And this set – AWESOME OTTERS – is free with SALE-A-BRATIONS thru the end of February (they sell out.) With the 20% February discount I am offering, perhaps you can pick up this cute set.  Debbie used the Subtle Embossing Folder to give the red background a linen-like finish.  The Sweet Talk DSP is featured in the January-June Stampin’Up Mini Catalog and is Real Red and Petal Pink.  The row of Blushing Bride hearts is from a die in the Sweet Conversations Bundle also in the mini catalog.  It is actually 2 rows of hearts joined in the center.  The sweet otter is colored with Stampin’ Blends and holds a row of horizontal die-cut hearts.  The sentiment and otter are stamped and die cut in circular shapes and layered onto scallop circles.  Red rhinestones add the finishing touch. 

01.22.22 Otter Red msgThe message layer Debbie created is very similar to the one used for the Valentine wreath card.  We have a strip of the Sweet Talk DSP and the LOVE heart.  However, the “Happy to have you in my life” message on a Blushing Bride heart is included so you can use that to embellish your message if preferred.

01.22.22 Otter Blush msgHere is the link for the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog so you can see the fun Valentine bundle we used:  January-June Mini Catalog.  If you want to check out the SALE-A-BRATIONS catalog and see the cute otter set, go to:  January-February Sale-A-Bration.

Remember – 20% off on Stampin-Up products.  The discount is from me celebrating my 18 years with Stampin-Up.  February is again, Cards to Go, and cards can be picked up on February 3rd.  So let me know which cards you wish to send out.  March should have us all together again for our creative times.  This is a wonderful time to let others know you appreciate them and are thinking of them.

Blessings (and stay warm), Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630,965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

EXPRESSIONS IN INK

Expressions in InkIsn’t this the most gorgeous designer paper ever?  Of course I like pink and gold so it is a favorite of mine.  The Expressions in Ink paper will be retiring with this catalog and is already indicating low inventory due to its popularity.  Check out the different patterns here:  Expressions in Ink.  To highlight the DSP, Debbie layered it onto Magenta Madness, Basic white and a Magenta Madness card.

 

01,10.22 Exp in InkThe sentiment is wet embossed in gold and is layered onto a die-cut Magenta Madness label, and then onto a gold die-cut Ornate Frames which is popped up with dimensionals.  3 champagne rhinestones add a bit of elegant glimmer.  The message is stamped in Magenta Madness and features a strip of the Expressions in Ink DSP and a small gold bird.  I have declared this the year of the bird and will try my best to include a bird with each card.  I didn’t do a very good job in 2021 with hearts but I will try my best with birds.  This Card to Go comes with all the cardstock pre-cut, sentiment stamped and wet embossed, message stamped, DSP strip and a small gold bird.  If you do not wish to have the sentiment and/or message stamped, you must let us know.

Have you checked out your new Mini Catalog?  If you can’t find your copy, check it out here  January-June Mini Catalog

Our final project will be a 2022 calendar.  My goal had been to offer them for the Christmas Buffet – but that never happened.  I will also have the small calendars available singly if you prefer making your own from scratch.  Check back tomorrow to see what I have planned.

Warm Winter Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SHADED SUMMER

01.10.22 Shaded SummerShaded Summer is another card making me hope for summer!  This crisp Navy and white card features my favorite Tufted embossing folder, I’m sad this embossing folder was retired as it is so very elegant.  I checked the internet and the prices being asked for this folder are absolutely ridiculous!  I’m glad we have one!  The navy layer is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder which leaves a linen finish.  The floral image is stamped in Night of Navy on white and die-cut with the Summer Shadow dies which were in a previous Sale-A-Bration campaign.  The simple birthday sentiment is stamped and layered on navy and die cut with the Tasteful Label Dies. 

01.10.22 Shaded Summer msgAnd of course, we have one of Debbie’s marvelous little multi-loop bows made with retired 1/4” navy ribbon from her private Stampin’Up stash.  The message layer features a simple message and a stamped image from Shaded Summer.  Your Cards-To-Go will include all card stock cut to size and embossed as described, stamped and die-cut images, and a multi-loop bow.

Are you starting to get excited about stamping?  Or have you already started back up after all your Christmas treasures were sent out?  I have to be truthful, I’m just getting back into the swing of things.  I’ve been too comfortable in my recliner snuggled under my red weighted blanket.  But I’m getting there – my fingers are ink-stained again and I have a wound on my right thumb from my crafting scissors!  Two more January projects coming up

Remember to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration – here’s a quick link:Sale-A-Bration Winter 2022

Stay warm winter blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com