ART GALLERY

02.19.21 Art Gallery cards

Art Gallery was one of my favorite sets in the January – June Mini Catalog.  In fact, it is featured on the cover of the catalog.  I love the bright colors and the random flow of the Fine Art Floral DSP.  Poppy Parade is one of the colors featured in the DSP and I chose that color for our card base.  A strip of DSP is adhered to a slightly larger piece of Blackberry Bliss.  The two-step-stamping flower is stamped first in Poppy Parade, and then in Rococo Rose that is first stamped off.  I wanted a bit more light pink to show thru so I added some strokes of Light Rococo Stampin’ Blends.  Merry Merlot provides nice contrast for the stamen. Mossy Meadow is the color for the stem and the Floral Gallery dies crisply cut out both pieces. A light Rococo Rose tinge is brushed on to surround the popped-up flower and leaf.   Die-cut “happy” reflects the feeling of the card. 

02.19.21 Art Gallery message angledThe Floral Gallery Dies include the cute “just want to say” shown on this message layer.  I adhered them at a casual angle on this sample and also did a straight version.  The stamp set includes several occasions that go with “just want to say”.  I chose Happy Birthday for this sample and “I’m thinking of you” for the second sample.  Other messages include Congratulations, You Are Lovely, Best Wishes, I Miss You, and more.

And there we have it – you’ve seen all the offerings for March Stamp which will be held at my home on March 4th from 10am – 4pm, March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and March 6th from 9am – 4pm.  If you prefer a kit, please let me know as soon as possible as the kits take more time.  As March is still limited to 4 crafters per day, please let me know your preferred day. And of course, we will be following Covid-19 guidelines with masks and cleaning supplies before passing them to another crafter.  I’m excited to see you!

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)639.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

DARLING DONKEYS

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys birthdayWhen discussing the free items  offered with Sale-A-Brations this year, someone said to me “What could you use donkey stamps for?”  I’ve seen lots of ideas and decided to offer 2 cards for March Stamp Camp featuring Darling Donkeys – one of the free Sale-a-Bration items offered with a $50 purchase (before shipping and tax).  This card also features the Oh So Ombre DSP which is another free offering.  We used the Brother Scan’nCut to cut out our donkeys and the word “Happy”.  This birthday version of the card is embellished with a balloon floating off a donkey’s tail while the other donkey offers a rose between his teeth.

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys St Pats cardThe green St. Patrick’s Day version is very similar but features a shamrock floating of the donkey’s tail while the other donkey offers a shamrock between his teeth.  Two cards that are very similar yet different.  Stampin’ Blends are used to color the donkeys.  The new blending brush is used to give a blue sky background.  These new brushes are much easier to use than traditional sponges as they are much softer. 

02.19.21 Darling Donkeys SP messagePlease ignore the mysterious blue shadow.  The sentiment layer for our St. Patrick’s Day card says it all and has another donkey kicking its heels in celebration. Note the tiny green bow embellishing the donkey’s neck.  02.19.21 Darling Donkeys birthday message

The birthday version simply uses a different message with the same donkey celebrating the occasion. 

We’ve used 2 more items from the Sale-A-Bration offerings – the Darling Donkeys and the Oh So Ombre DSP.  Remember – Sale-a-Brations ends February 28th as does my 20% discount.

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

CURVY WISHES

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Easter cardFor March Stamp Camp, we have both Easter and Spring creativity at work.  The Curvy Wishes cards feature the beautiful DSP from the Sale-a-Brations offerings.  This card uses the Paper Blooms DSP which is free with a $50 purchase.  Seaside Spray and Night of Navy match the DSP perfectly.  The Easter sentiment used is part of the Springtime Joy stamp set.

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Spring cardThe second card features the Flower and Field DSP found on pg. 10 of the small Sale-a-Bration booklet.  Like the top card, this DSP is free with a $50 purchase.  Bumblebee and Granny Apple Green are the background colors we chose.  The springtime sentiment is from an ancient set that I hold on to because of the sentiment stamps. 

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Easter messageIgnore the blue shadow on this curvy message layer.  A simple message of Easter celebration is embellished with a small blue glimmer cross.  The die for the cross was MIA for a few days but when I cleaned off my desk, it reappeared!

02.19.21 Curvy Wishes Spring messageAgain, please ignore the blue shadow.  Not sure where it came from.  A spring message and a butterfly are perfect for the springtime card. 

As a reminder, March Stamp Camp will be held in my home following the Covid-19 guidelines.  We will continue to limit attendance to 4 per day for March and request masks as well as social distancing.  If you prefer to craft at home, please let me know as soon as possible that you prefer a kit.

Sale-a-Bration ends February 28th as does my 20% discount.  This is a great time to stock up on paper and Stampin’ Blends.  If you order 6 sets of the blends, the total cost to you would be $55.33 which includes shipping, tax, and the 20% discount.  And you would be able to choose one of the cute DSP paper sets shown here or maybe the Darling Donkeys stamp set featured in the next Blog Post.  Something to think about.

Looking forward to seeing you in March – March 4th from 10am – 4pm, March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and March 6th from 9am – 4pm.  Remember to let me know if you are coming or would prefer a kit, and which cards you choose to do.

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

 

 

SPRINGTIME JOY

02.19.21 Springtime Joy cardSpringtime Joy was at the top of my Wish List when I received my January – June 2021 Mini Catalog.  We decided to feature the images on a Z-card. These sweet animals are perfect with a touch of color and springy gingham DSP (designer series paper).  Small pearls embellish the flower crowns the little lamb and bunny are wearing, and a small bow is the perfect topper for the sweet lamb.

02.19.21 Springtime Joy openWhen the card is open, the message appears as well as a panel of embossed Calypso Coral.  The stamp set features both Easter and spring sentiments as well as 2 flowers and a cute Easter basket.

I’m happy to let you know that March Stamp Camp will once again take place in my home.  The Covid-19 infection rate has dropped tremendously.  We will still need to wear masks, keep our hands super clean and wipe down tools before they are used by others.  For eating, the options are to sit in your car with the heat on, or limit eating to occasional bites and chewing with your mask in place.  Sadly, Norb and I have been unable to find vaccinations and we are still super careful. 

March Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday March 4th from 10am – 4pm, Friday March 5th from 10am – 4pm, and Saturday from 9 am – 4pm.  The cost is the same as last year – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each card over 4.  We have cards for spring, Easter, and even St. Patrick’s Day!  Lots of creative fun and relaxation.  The Blog Posts will all be up on February 20th.  Please let me know shortly after that if you will be coming and which cards you wish to do.  If you are concerned about being with others and would prefer doing your cards in your home, please please please let me know early so I can prepare your kit.  

Don’t forget about the 20% discount and Sale-a-Brations special.  Both end on February 28th.

Stay warm!  Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com 

VALENTINE RIDE

01.17.21 Come ride with me card frontIt’s time for some valentine therapy!!!

We’ve seen the Come Ride With Me stamp set used for birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Now we can see it for Valentines Day.  When I offered this design previously, I did not realize that the center portion could be cut out with a rectangle die – Debbie figured that out and now making this card is super easy.

01.17.21 Come ride with me message layerI used the balloon stamp that comes with the set, cut off the balloons and adhered 4 balloons – 3 flat and 1 popped up.  A bright pink Baker’s Twine bow “ties” the balloons to the truck.  I chose Rococo Rose light and dark Stampin’ Blends for my truck and black foil wheels.  Wink of Stella adds some sparkle.  The message layer has a cute border of hearts from the Floral Heart Dies Set.  2 pink hearts and a white heart with a stamped friend message are included for you to use as you wish. 

Have you looked at the Sale-a-Bration brochure?  There is some awesome DSP in it as well as a darling donkey stamp, birthday message stamp and several other very nice stamp sets.  You can get one of these free with a $50 product purchase from any current Stampin’Up catalog.  However, 2 of the sets require a $100 purchase.  There is no limit – if you splurge and spend $150, you can choose 3 of the $50 sets or 1 of the $100 sets plus a $50 set.  If you have a catalog party and sell $350 worth of product, there is a very nice stamp set that you get for free.  This annual sale ends February 28, 2021.  I have heard rumors that Stampin’Up may offer another Sale-a-Bration special later in the year. 

I know one of us has been through having Coronavirus.  Hopefully, we can all stay healthy.  I will be so happy when we can get together and stamp.  I miss the friendship and laughter.  Until then, we will have to craft together by kit.  The prices for 2021 remains $4.00 each for any 4 cards, and $3,50 for additional cards. Cards should be ready for pick-up by 1.27.21.  I will notify you if they are ready prior to that.  I know your paper crafting may be out of whack so I want to make sure you have plenty of time to create your valentines and get them in the mail. 

I am working on a calendar for 2021 and will post and print it as soon as it is ready.  Let me know as soon as you have determined which cards you wish to make!  Feel free to text me at 630.965.1965

Healthy 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

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