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

FLIGHT OF FANCY

09.23.20 Flight of Fancy

We can’t have October Stamp Camp without a Halloween card!  Flight of Fancy (found in the Handmade for You Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog) has adorable stamps for Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day.  This Happy Halloween card features Plaid Tidings DSP with Tasteful Textile 3D embossed Basic Black card stock with orange satin ribbon. 

09.23.20 Flight of Fancy 2

The sentiment Happy Halloween is die cut on Sizzix Adhesive paper to ease adhering the words to the card front. The art work is colored with Stampin’ Blends and highlighted with Wink of Stella.  Extra sparkles are stamped in black on both cards.  The second sample has sparkles in Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Highland Heather.  The art work which is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

09.23.20 Flight of Fancy Message LayerSpooktacular Bash is used for the message layer with some extra stamped sparkles.  A thin strip of matching DSP coordinates the message layer with the card front.

October Stamp Camp is right around the corner – October 1 from 10 am – 4 pm, October 2 from 10 am – 4 pm, and October 3 from 9 am – 4 pm.  We are still limiting attendance to 4-5 crafters per day with masks and frequent hand washing or sanitizing requested.  A Bath and Body hand sanitizer has been added to everyone’s tool kit.  Please assist in sanitizing stamps, markers, stamp pads before items are shared with another person.

In order to insure the correct amount of card stock is cut, please notify me as soon as possible with the date you would like to come and the cards you wish to make.

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

PS – Please get your flu shot

FALL BLOSSOMS

09.23.20 Fall BlossomsThis is a fun card!  Many Layered Blossoms Dies are die-cut on Thick Whisper White and vellum card stock.  The Whisper White outline is sponged with daubers in the fall colors you choose.  I used Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melon and Poppy Parade on this sample. The outline is then adhered to vellum.

09.23.20 Fall Blossoms 2The second sample uses similar inks and includes Calypso Coral.  The corner treatment differs on the 2 samples.  The vellum layer stands out against the Cajun Craze top card layer.  My favorite new embossing folder – Tasteful Textures 3D – gives subtle texture to the card front. 

 09.23.20 Fall Blossoms close front

This was my first attempt and shows more detail.  I used Old Olive on the leaves and felt it was too dark; in addition, I missed some of the leaves so this did not turn into a sample.

09.23.20 Fall Blossoms close back

This is a view from the back with the sponged outline adhered to the translucent vellum.  Adhering the 2 materials is done with small dots of liquid adhesive and adhesive type will be specified in the directions.  The finished blossoms are adhered to the card front with small dots of liquid adhesive. 

09.23.20 Fall Blossoms Message LayerThe message layer features 2 of the individual sponged blossoms layered with vellum.  In this view, corner embellishments were added to match the card front.   Fall Blossoms is one of the options for October Stamp Camp. However, I do not recommend this card if you plan on doing your cards at home.  Please let me know as soon as you can which day you plan on coming and which cards you choose to create.

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

SO MUCH HAPPY!!!

08.26.20 S0 Much Happy straight

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

08.26.20 So Much Happy Slant

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

WHITE CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA–Take 2

Trying again to send this Post. 

While creating the white poinsettia card, 2 things occurred – first, CHRISTMAS fell on the craft room floor and it took husband Norb several minutes to find it.  Second, I found JOY in the bathroom!  How many of you can say Christmas fell to the floor and you found joy in the bathroom?

08.26.20 White Poinsettia foilThis card has created some discussion within my family – which do you prefer – the red or the white poinsettia?  I love them both so I have yet to make a decision.  This elegant card features a 2 layered poinsettia that is die cut with the Poinsettia dies from the Plush Poinsettia flocked designer paper. 

08.26.20 White Poinsettia white and foilThe background DSP for our white poinsettia is the 6X6 Feels Like Frost DSP.  This comes in several patterns of foil with white designs as we see above, and white with foil designs as we see here.  The die cut poinsettias are adhered with glue dots; silver metallic and Shaded Spruce die cut branches embellish the flower. 

08.26.20 White Poinsettia closeThe beautiful beaded pearl embellishment used on the red poinsettia is also used here.  The Mint Macaron leaves match the card layer.  Note the Christmas Joy.  Using the Sizzix adhesive paper under the cs, one set is die cut in Mint Macaron and one in Shaded Spruce.  They are layered with the spruce shadowing the mint.  Originally, I used the Mint Macaron alone but it was too light.  Using just the Shaded Spruce, the effect was too heavy.  By layering, I was able to keep the peaceful effect but make it legible. 

08.26.20 White Poinsettia unsUsing the same foil as the card front, a miniature poinsettia is made and a dot of yellow Stickles is added.  The tiny flowers are perfect for the card message layer.

So – which do you prefer?  The White Poinsettia or the Red?  I’m interested in learning your preference.  Please let me know as soon as you can which day you will be coming and what cards you choose to create.  Stay tuned for So Much Happy!

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

YOUR SCRAPPY STRIP CARD

I saw a card technique recently that enthralled me and I finally found the time to watch the video demonstrating the technique.  Bruno and Kylie Bertucci (#loveitchopit) are a husband-wife Stampin’Up Demonstrator team in Australia.  Bruno developed this technique when he wanted to create a card based on a piece of art work he and Kylie had purchased for their home.  In the video I watched, Bruno based the card he made on the tropical shirt he was wearing – the shirt he had purchased pre-Coronavirus for a planned cruise that was subsequently cancelled.  What fun!  So for August Stamp Camp, please wear something colorful and you will create a card based on your clothing and using the Scrappy Strip Technique!

07.28.20 Scrappy Strip technique 2This is the card Bruno created for the video based on the tropical colors in the shirt he was wearing.  Many Stampin’Up folks have YouTube videos demonstrating this technique but I enjoyed seeing the video from the original creator.  Note that this is done on a Basic Black card base.

07.28.20 Your Scrappy Strip Card unkThe card to the right is based on my interpretation of the shirt I was wearing at the time.  This is a card that is great for using up scraps and can be used for almost any occasion.  This is why I’m asking you to wear something colorful for August Stamp Camp.  I expanded on Bruno’s technique by adding a suble DSP and embossing 3 of the colors I chose.  No butterfly for this card.

07.28.20 Your Scrappy Strip Card msg layerAfter the card is constructed, there is a small strip left that can be adhered onto the message layer providing great card continuity!  I love this little add-on. 

07.28.20 Your Scrappy Strip Card card on shirtThis is the shirt I was wearing and the colors I chose.  It’s hard to see the 2 shades of green in the shirt fabric.

And this is the end of August Stamp Camp.  To repeat from my previous post:  We are still limiting crafters to 4 per day, requiring masks and frequent hand washing.  Snacks and masks breaks will take place on the deck (weather permitting).  I am changing the start and end times to allow for a bit more time to wipe down stamps, inks, etc. between uses.  Please bring your patience.  Cost remains the same – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

August Stamp Camp:  Thursday August 6 from 10 am to 4 pm; Friday August 7 from 10 am to 4 pm; and Saturday August 8 from 9 am to 4 pm,  Please let me know if these dates/times conflict with your schedule and we can develop an alternative.   In order to limit the dates to 4 crafters, please notify me as soon as possible with the date you are coming and which cards you wish to do.

September Stamp Camp: Thursday September 3 from 10 am to 4 pm; Friday September 4 from 10 am to 4 pm; Saturday August 5 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Mark your calendars now.

Hopefully you have your holiday occasions catalog.  Mine arrived yesterday.  Please notify me if yours does not arrive as I have paid for these deliveries.  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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

07.28.20 Happy Birthday cards

Do you remember seeing these cards before?  I had them out for March preview at February Stamp Camp.  But as March Stamp Camp died when COVID-19 attacked, we never made the card.  Happy Birthday to You was a set available during Sale-A-Brations earlier this year.  Some of you may have this set.  I purchased the dies which were available for a short time.  The cake and flowers can be stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black or Basic Gray for a crisp outline or in Smoky Slate for a less defined outline.  I stamped the cake/flowers, the flowers, and the upper right flower.  After die-cutting, I used Stampin’ Blends to color the images.  As the flowers were my focal point, I used subtle colors for the cake and plate – Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate. The colors for the red card are dark and light Real Red and Old Olive.  The yellow card uses dark and light daffodil delight, dark Mango Melody on the berries, and Call Me Clover. The flowers on the red card are popped up on dimensionals and the yellow flowers are adhered with liquid adhesive.  Both ways give the card dimension.  Coordinating ribbon is used in the corner of the art pieces and of course a butterfly magically flies onto the card.  The Whisper White background for the art piece is embossed with the Textured Impressions Stripes EF. 

07.28.20 Happy Birthday msg layerThe last flower I stamped, die-cut and colored is for the message layer.  The red flower is popped up with dimensionals and the yellow flower shown here is adhered flat.  I really liked the birthday message from the retired Birthday Fiesta stamp set, so I chose to pre-stamp this message for you, my favorite crafters.  You can choose to color your cake and flowers in any color.  We have coordinating ribbon in pinks, oranges, blues, greens, etc.

This is a good birthday card staple and if you choose, you can make multiples of this card and pass on making the others.  As noted previously, the cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  Don’t forget to notify me which day you plan on coming and what your card choices are.

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

AUGUST SUNFLOWER

07.28.20 Sunflower closedAs we approach mid summer, the sunflowers grow taller and wave gracefully in the wind.  We will be creating our own sunflower at August Stamp Camp.  This super easy double triangle fun fold features retired Golden Honey Specialty DSP, the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and the Sunflowers Dies.

07.28.20 Sunflower openDid you find the butterfly?

The image above shows the card closed; the image to the right shows the card fully open.  The sunflower is stamped in Early Espresso on the new Bumble Bee card stock.  Stamped leaves are die-cut along with several branches and adhered to the back of the sunflower.  A second sunflower is adhered to the back of the stamped flower to cover the mechanics.  The top of the sunflower is adhered securely to the top flap of the card.  The bottom flap is free.  When the top flap is pulled up, a message appears stamped on Bumble Bee.  This is a super simple card and a great way to use your scraps.  The colorful folds are made from 2 pieces of 4 X 3 DSP. 

Two more cards will be posted tomorrow for August Stamp Camp.  We will see a Happy Birthday card and Your Scrappy Strip Card.  The latter will be based on what you wear to August Stamp Camp.  The post will show the shirt I was wearing and the card I created to coordinate with the shirt.  A fun, easy new technique and great way to use your scraps.

Don’t forget to let me know which day you will be attending and the cards you choose to make.

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


CHRISTMAS WREATH

I hope you’ve recovered from Christmas in July.  August Stamp Camp brings another Christmas Card that is cheerful and

07.28.20 Christmas WreathI always think of pine wreaths at Christmas.  The holiday wreath shown here is die cut with the Wreath Builder dies.  Two Old Olive wreaths are layered on a Shaded Spruce wreath and mounted to the Real Red card that features holiday DSP.  A red satin bow and several red rhinestones festoon the finished wreath.  Although hard to see, Wink of Stella is brushed on the DSP red bells, and on about half of the leaves on the middle Old Olive wreath.  This gives a glittery effect but is not overpowering.

07.28.20 Christmas Wreath GoldThe same wreath is shown here with gold ribbon and larger gold gems.  Perhaps you would like to weave the narrow gold ribbon thru the leaves of the wreath.  By the time that idea triggered my brain, I had already mounted the wreath to the card.  Arrange a Wreath has many stamps for this wreath and features several sentiments such as the Merry Christmas shown here.  The stamp set and dies are available as a bundle which saves 10%.

07.28.20 Christmas Wreath Msg Layer plain    07.28.20 Christmas Wreath Msg Layer Love 

The simple message layer features a strip of the holiday DSP that is brushed with Wink of Stella.  An option is the heart-shaped LOVE die shown above.  The heart could be used on the message layer or even nestled in the greenery of the wreath.  Although this card may look difficult, it is really quite easy and fun to create!

In case you’re wondering when August Stamp Camp is, we are back on schedule.  We are still limiting crafters to 4 per day, requiring masks and frequent hand washing.  Snacks and masks breaks will take place on the deck.  I am changing the start and end times to allow for a bit more time to wipe down stamps, inks, etc. between uses.  Please bring your patience.  Cost remains the same – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

August Stamp Camp:  Thursday August 6 from 10 am to 4 pm; Friday August 7 from 10 am to 4 pm; and Saturday August 8 from 9 am to 4 pm,  Please let me know if these dates/times conflict with your schedule.  In order to limit the dates to 4 crafters, please notify me as soon as possible with the date you are coming and which cards you wish to do.

Hopefully you have your holiday occasions catalog.  Mine arrived yesterday.  Please notify me if yours does not arrive as I have paid for these deliveries. 

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