PAINTED POPPIES

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that the Hibiscus was one of my favorite flowers.  Well, the Poppy is another favorite of mine!  This card was case’d from Stampitupwithjamie.com.

Painted Poppies flat and butterflySometimes you see a card that is perfect and there is no reason to make any changes.  This was almost one of those cards.  I did change the top layer from Whisper White to Very Vanilla and added the linen look with the Subtle Textured Expressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). I also changed the sentiment and how it was displayed.  I am in love with these 2 dies from Sending Flowers and incorporating them for a sentiment. 

Painted Poppies glimmer and butterfly

The color combination of Grapefruit Grove, Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Mossy Meadow is extremely pleasing and denotes a peaceful feeling.  The Poppy Moments Dies are perfect for die-cutting all the pieces.  The Grapefruit Grove outline is a bit tricky to adhere so that is being die cut with Sizzix backed adhesive.  The second card sample has a bit of Wink of Stella bling and a 2-part center with a rhinestone.  By the way, did you see the butterflies?

Painted Poppies message Calypso backgroundOne of the dies that comes with the Poppy Moments Dies is a poppy pattern with the vacant portions forming the poppies.  For the message layer, a piece of Calypso Coral cs is adhered to the back of the Very Vanilla to allow the color to carry thru from the front to the back. Note the humorous message used.  This comes from the Birthday Wit set.  The Stamparatus  is used as a double stamping is needed due to the heavy black area.

Painted Poppies message green backgroundThe message layer for the second sample has the olive background peeking thru the poppy images.  Although not as colorful as the message layer above, it is still very pleasing.

This is the final card for March Stamp Camp.  We have seen daisies, tulips, hyacinths, poppies, and ladybugs – lots of spring cheer.  Please let me know what day you plan on coming and which cards you wish to do.  The dates are March 5, 6, and 7.  Everything you need to make your cards is provided including beverage and a snack.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

In April we will have Stamp Camp on April 2, 3 and 4.  We will be making both birthday and Easter cards. Mark your calendars now!

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

TIMELESS TROPICAL

Is it too early to think about hibiscus on warm spring days?  Hibiscus are one of my favorite and we always have 2 plants festooning our deck from spring until frost.  In 2019, one of our Hibiscus was a tri-color and featured pink, yellow and orange blossoms!

Timeless Tropical pinkishThe Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (DSP) is lovely and incorporated into the card in a pie-shaped wedge.  The Grapefruit Grove card base is layered with Grapefruit Grove that has a pie-shaped piece removed.  The top layer is textured with the the Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) to give the linen finish.  The two samples are slightly different in color.  The sample to the left is stamped in Lovely Lipstick and colored in Lipstick, Flamingo, Rococo Rose and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.

Timeless Tropical LadybugThe sample to the right is stamped in Real Red and colored with Light Coral Calypso and touches of Light Real Red.  On both cards, more So Saffron was used on the plumeria and Garden Green was used to die cut the foliage.  I used the foliage for a pineapple with the Hibiscus as I felt it looked tropical.  The second sample features only only one plumeria but has a little ladybug partially tucked under a Hibiscus leaf.  Is this the one you will choose? 

As a reminder, March Stamp Camp Dates and Times:  Thursday March 5th from 11am-6pm, Friday March 6th from 12Noon-6pm and Saturday March 7th from 9am-4pm. 

Don’t forget about the Sale-A-Bration promotion which ends March 31st.  The second release of free items will be available on March 3, 2020.  There will be Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, a stamp set titled Rise and Shine, a masculine stamp set titled Well Dressed, Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper, and a stamp set titled Tags in Bloom.  As with all Sale-A-Bration items, when they are gone, they are gone.  Check out current items here  Sale-A-Bration.  On March 3, the second release items will show on that site.

Looking forward to seeing you at March Stamp!  It appears we will not have snow on those days so we can spring away with our card creations!

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

LITTLE LADYBUG

It’s almost spring!  March 19 is the date!  So let’s celebrate spring with ladybugs!

Ladybug, backgroundThe Little Ladybug stamp set is available thru the Sale-A-Brations promotion with a $300 product order.  The dies for the set are an add-on item which can be seen at Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products.  This is such a cute Poppy Parade card and although you can’t tell, the bottom ladybug is attached with a Wobble so she actually moves.  I buy my Wobbles from where else – Amazon!  They  add a whimsical touch. All the images are colored with Stampin’ Blends and touched with Wink of Stella.

Ladybug, background and envelope

The second sample features the top ladybug flying with a Wobble and shows a darling ladybug image on the envelope.  The sentiments are ancient but are popular every year at this time.  Did you notice the background?  We will blow bubbles to create this effect.  Check out the next post.

Ladybug message layer 2

The ladybug was featured again on the message layer.  Although adhered with a dimensional, a Wobble could have been used.  A sad note about this message layer.  The flower die has disappeared.  Norb searched on his hands and knees.  I searched in trash cans and counters but it is not to be found.  Another flower die now serves as a replacement.

Ladybug message layer 1And here we see the flower replacement for the lost die.  The stem and grass did not disappear!  Note the little flecks of red on the message layers. There also flecks of navy on the bubble background.  These flecks come from rapidly and firmly flicking a marker against the lid.  I’ll show you at March Camp.

So are you wondering when March Stamp Camp might be?  Dates and Times:  Thursday March 5th from 11am-6pm, Friday March 6th from 12Noon-6pm and Saturday March 7th from 9am-4pm.  The price remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  All supplies and tools are provided.  Drinks are in the fridge and my hubby usually has a snack of some type waiting for you.  You are welcome to bring your lunch, a snack, or a snack to share.  We are a very informal group. 

Don’t forget to let me know what day you plan on coming and which cards you would like to make.  This insures the correct amount of paper is cut.

Check out the March Paper Pumpkin.  Stampin’Up is advertising March as

March 2020 Paper Pumpkin: Fresh Spring Crafting and a FREE Stamp Set!

Looking forward to seeing you next week!  Rosemary –          (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

PARISIAN BEAUTY

01.31.20 Parisian Beauty PinkParisian Beauty is one of the new Stampin’Up sets in the latest Occasions Catalog.  I like the simple elegance of the set.  This sample was done with the sentiment AMOUR for Valentine’s Day but it could be used for other occasions.  The DSP I used was FREE!  During the Stampin’Up Sale-A-Brations event, you can choose from an assortment of free items for every $50 in product you purchase.  This is the Lily Impressions DSP.  There are impressionist style water lily images on one side of the DSP and beautiful variegated colors on the other.  I have used the pink shades on the card above and the purple tones on the card below.  The DSP is misted with water and embossed with the new Parisian Flourish 3-D embossing folder.

01.31.20 Parisian Beauty PurpleThe images are die cut on Smoky Slate, and colored with Wink of Stella before being adhered to the card front.  Retired Petite Petal flowers are stamped and colored in Purple Posy.  Small silver metallic pearls embellish the flower centers.  Birthday wishes is the sentiment used on the purple sample.  Note the light Smoky Slate image on the envelope.  This provides a hint to the recipient as to what might be inside the envelope. 

01.31.20 Parisian Beauty Message

The card theme is even carried over to the message layer.  I found using the Stamparatus was easiest in stamping the lighter image on the envelope and message layer.  There are several additional dies and stamps that come with this bundle.  If you don’t have the January-June 2020 mini occasions catalog titled HANDMADE FOR YOU, check it out here at Spring Mini catalog.  You can check out the Sale-A-Brations event at SALE-A-BRATION

We’ve seen the 4 card projects for February Stamp Camp.  There is still one post to go – an add-on project if you are interested.  That will be the last post for February Stamp Camp.  Remember – Thursday 2/6 from 11am – 6pm, Friday 2/7 from 12N – 6pm and Saturday 2/8 from 9am – 4pm.  Let me know what day you would like to come and which cards you want to make.  Come when it is most convenient for you. 

See you in the next post, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c/t)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

DETAILED HEARTS VALENTINE

My sweet husband has another name for this card – Make one, Make one free!

01.31.20 Detailed Heart HeatherUsing the new Detailed Hearts Die does give us 2 cards for the work of 1.  Well, maybe there is a little work on the second card, but not much.  This new die cuts out LOTS of hearts at one time.  The 5 1/4 X 4 pieces of Whisper White and Pretty in Pink (sadly retired) are mounted on Sizzix adhesive.  The die cuts the white frame for the card at the left and the pink outline shape that fits within the frame.  Be Mine Stitched dies are used to die-cut the larger hearts and the new Heart to Heart stamp set provides the sentiment.  So, as I mentioned above, the die cuts white frame but what happens to the white outline shape?  Enter the magic of Press’n Seal Food Wrap.  After running the die through the Big Shot, a sheet of Press’n Seal is pressed onto the card stock which allows it to retain its shape.  After the white frame is pressed onto the Highland Heather card front, the white outline shape is pressed onto a red card and PRESTO, see what you have!

01.31.20 Detailed Heart RedA second card magically appears!  It helps if you finish the card but most of the work is already done!

The directions may sound complicated, but it really is not hard and of course, I am here to help you.  Of course, if you are paying attention to this post, you should be asking – BUT what happens to the pink frame?  Actually, the pink frames from my cards are gathering dust on my desk.  Every card made following this process begets another card and the cycle has to stop sometime.

I hope you can come to February Stamp Camp – Thursday February 6th from 11 am – 6 pm, Friday February 7th from 12 N – 6 pm, and Saturday February 8th from 9 am – 4 pm.  Come when it is convenient for you.  Everything you need will be provided – even water and soda pop.  The cost remains $14 and $3 for each additional card.  There is a heart tin add-on available for $2 if you wish to purchase one of the 18 remaining.  There will be a an upcoming blog post on the tins.

Please let me know which day you plan on coming and which cards you want to make.  This helps so much in planning and paper cutting.

By the way, did you see the butterflies?

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

BEE MINE

01.31.20 Be MineBee Mine comes from the new Honey Bee stamp set.  The gorgeous designer paper is FREE with the current Sale-A-Brations special.  When you purchase at least $50 in product, this Golden Honey DSP is one of the free items you can choose from. 

I thought this would be a cute card to do for Valentine’s Day although most sentiments would be appropriate.  Gold metallic foil is perfect for die-cutting the honeycomb shape.  Gold shimmer ribbon attaches the DSP to the Real Red frame and is tied in a shoestring bow.  The bees are stamped in black and colored in Crushed Curry and Wink of Stella. 

01.31.20 Bee MineThe sample above features the sentiment BE MINE stamped  in red and punched out with the triple banner punch.  The sample to the right features the BEE MINE sentiment which is die-cut with small Sizzix dies on adhesive backed cs and adhered to a punched banner.  Small hearts and the requisite butterfly are die cut and added to the card front.   The message layer is embellished with more bees – stamped and die cut.

As a reminder, February Stamp Camp is Thursday February 6th from 11 am – 6 pm, Friday February 7th from 12 N – 6 pm, and Saturday February 8th from 9 am – 4 pm.  Come when you can and stay as long as you want.  Please let me know what day you plan on stopping by and what cards you choose to make.

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

2020–THE YEAR OF THE BUTTERFLY

Welcome crafters to the PAPERROSE YEAR OF THE BUTTERFLY!  All of our cards this year will feature a butterfly – maybe hidden or maybe in plain view!  That choice is up to you!  We are starting our crafting year with Valentines or whatever message you choose to use. 

01.31.20 From My HeartFrom My Heart is a colorful card done in Real Red and Blushing Bride.  The From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper is framed in black and features lots of hearts. One of my many retired heart dies is used to center the card and a small die-cut heart glitters from the center.  The sentiment for this sample comes from the new Honey Bee set and is perfect for friends (even if they are not sweet).

01.31.20 From My Heart 2The second sample uses a sentiment – Sending Love – from the retired Sure Do Love You set. I simply can’t part with any of my retired Valentine sets so I use lots of older dies and stamps. 

Do you see the butterfly in each card? 

As you may be wondering when February Stamp Camp is going to be, it is actually right around the corner as I am embarrassingly late in posting my blogs.  To be truthful, I JUST finished the samples yesterday.  January is always a lazy month for me.  February Stamp Camp is Thursday February 6th from 11 am – 6 pm, Friday February 7th from 12 N – 6 pm, and Saturday February 8th from 9 am – 4 pm.  Come when you can and stay as long as you want – but no overnights, please.

As always, all supplies and tools are provided.  Soda pop and water are in the fridge.  A snack of some type magically appears in the kitchen thanks to my sweet hubby!!! The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3.50 for each additional card.  This month, there is an add-on if you choose to purchase it.  Heart tins that come with your choice of embellishments are available for $2.00.  They are available if you choose to purchase one.  I have 18 left so when they are gone, there are no more.  Please let me know if you plan on coming and what cards you wish to do.  I will start cutting paper today. 

What’s next for February Stamp Camp?  Bee Mine is coming up next!

CALENDAR EASEL CARD

I enjoy making calendar easel cards at the end of the year.  These make great stocking stuffers and are easily mailed in a standard A2 envelope.  I like to add a message layer on the back of the easel card.  My favorite messages are from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  My favs are:  YOU MAKE ME SMILE or JUST BREATHE or finally LIFE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING.

Calendars 1, 2Although these may look difficult, they are really quite easy.  For me, the most challenging aspect is attaching the easel portion to the actual card, and trying to keep my card stock straight.  If someone is going to be looking at this calendar for a whole year, I want it to look nice, be sturdy, and not fall apart! 

Calendars 3, 4After making my first 4 2020 calendars, I asked my hubby which he liked the best.  He chose one that had the large 2020.  I decided that since it was easier to simply die cut 2020, I would do that instead of adding embellishments.  You can choose to make your calendar however you wish.  I have tons of designer paper pulled, or you can choose to color the paper yourself as I have done on the left calendar above.

Calendars 5, 6The best way to start is to first choose your designer paper and then choose card stock that will coordinate nicely.  Debbie and I will be available with paper cutters to cut and score your card stock to size.  You will receive a package of ten 2020 calendars from Taylored Expressions.  You can choose to do 1 or all 10.  You can take them home with the instructions and make them at your leisure – the choice is yours!

Calendars 7, 8

I think the silver and gray calendar to my right is probably the easiest.  Although the silver card would be appropriate for anyone, I think both of these are great for men.  I used Wink of Stella on my numbers, but I do have an assortment of glimmer paper that could be used also.

It is extremely helpful to know if you are coming and what you are choosing to make.  The angels for the Tealight Christmas cards need to be stamped prior to Stamp Camp so that they can dry.  You can choose to make 1 Tealight Christmas and the calendars for $14.  If you choose to make 4 Tealight Christmas card and no calendars, the cost would be $14.  If you wish to make 4 Tealight Christmas cards and calendars, the cost would be $22.  The dates and times are:Thursday December 5th from 11 am – 6 pm, Friday December 6th from 12 noon – 6 pm, and Saturday December 7th from 9 am – 4 pm.

In January, I am offering an Iris Folding class on January 16th and 18th.  This is limited to 5 crafters per class (or maybe 6). The cost will be $9 and we will be making a birthday card and a Valentine’s Day card.  This crafting technique requires 2 eyes, 2 hands, and the ability to read and work with scotch tape.  In February, regular Stamp Camps start on February 6, 7 and 8.  I will have 2020 Stamp Camp calendars available at December Stamp Camp.

In December, you will be receiving the Stampin’Up spring occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Brations mini catalog.  For those of you not familiar with Sale-A-Brations, this is an annual event where you can choose a free item from the Sale-A-Brations catalog for every $50 in product you buy from the annual or spring catalogs.  I’m looking forward to seeing what goodies they will be offering.

Happy Thanksgiving and if I don’t see you in December, have a Blessed Christmas!  Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

BIKE RIDE

Bicycle Happy Day plus dog 2Bike Ride is a fun summery card – especially as our bike riding days will be over for the year in a couple months.  Debbie designed this card in Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate.  The brick wall is embossed with the new 3D Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder.  The “wall” is them sponged lightly with a sponge dauber and Smoky Slate ink.  Sponging brings out the 3D effect.  The bike has been precut for you with the Stamp N’Cut and the other images have matching dies. This sample shows a dog perched happily in a basket at the rear of the black bicycle.  A hanging sentiment sign and basket of flowers, butterflies, and frosted enamel dots finish the summery scene.

Bicycle Life's a journey apples 2Our second sample features a Lovely Lipstick bike and a bushel of apples perched in the bicycle basket. The sentiment reads “Life’s a Journey” which is so very true.  The small “Hello” stamp would also fit on this small sign. The cheery basket of flowers is from the At Home with You stamp set.  You can design and color your card images however you wish.  The full set of Stampin’ Blends will be available for you.

This is our final card for September Stamp Camp.  We’ve seen Snowmen, cows, daisies and now a bicycle.  I hope you can make it to our Stamp Camp – it’s a great time to come, relax, create, and laugh.  September Stamp Camp will be on September 5, 6 and 7 from 12N – 6 PM on the 5th, from 2 – 6PM on the 6th and from 9AM – 4 PM on the 7th.  Come when it is convenient for you.  Let me know which cards you wish to make and I will have your kit ready for you.  The price remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.

If you did not receive a Holiday Catalog, let me know and I will send one your way. For the month of September, I am offering a 20% personal discount on all Stampin’Up products. Holiday Catalog orders can be placed effective September 3rd and annual catalog items can be ordered now.  September is the time to replenish your stamping supplies and purchase some of the beautiful items shown in the 2019-2020 and holiday catalogs.  The card kits – both holiday and everyday – make great birthday and Christmas gifts for friends and family that like to make gifts from the heart. 

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759-3089 – (C)630.965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

DAISY LANE

The daisy is one of my favorite flowers.  I always look forward to seeing the white and yellow flowers pop up in the spring.  A trivia fact about the Marguerite Daisy is that when picked, it will continue to grow upwards in water.  If you pick up a bunch in the grocery store or floral shop, you will see them continue to flourish in water.

Daisy Lane thoughtsThe daisy we are using in Daisy Lane is from the new Daisy Lane bundle.  We’ve worked with Daisy Delight in the past but Daisy Lane has a visual texture I love PLUS it has a smaller daisy image and the bundle includes the small daisy punch.  As fall is fast approaching, I chose to make this card in a “fallish” color – Calypso Coral which pops on the Basic Black card.  The calypso layer is embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder to give the look of linen.  The retired Butterfly Botanical DSP is colored with light and dark Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends, and adhered on a white and a black mat. I stamped the daisy in this sample with the new Terra Cotta Tile which has a bit more brown.  3 daisies were stamped, punched, and adhered.  Note the beautiful sparkly center.  This is an iced rhinestone colored black with the dark black Stampin’ Blends.

  • Daisy Lane love

The sample to the right features an iced rhinestone with only the center portion colored black.  This sample was stamped in Calypso Coral which is lighter than the Terra Cotta Tile used above.  An assortment of punched foliage is adhered to the back of the daisy as well as a stem of black berries; Wink of Stella is applied before adhering to the flower to give a sparkly appearance. The sentiments are from the Climbing Roses Stamp Set  and are stamped in black and framed with a matching, but slightly larger black frame.  Finally, 2 additional butterflies are colored, punched and popped up on the card front with Dimensionals. 

Daisy Lane msg stamped        Daisy Lane msg flower

My message layers are totally different.  The layer to the left features a stamped daisy and stem.  I had a slight overlap of stem to flower and used a colored butterfly from the DSP to hide my booboo.  The layer to the right is embellished with a stamped and punched small daisy, single piece of foliage and a butterfly.  You can choose to embellish your message layer however you wish.

We’ve now seen 3 of our 4 projects for September Stamp Camp.  Bike ride is next and will be posted shortly.  Don’t forget the 20% off Stampin’Up personal discount I am offering for the month of September.  This is a great time to purchase items from both the holiday and annual catalogs.

Looking forward to seeing you on September 5, 6 and 7 from 12N – 6 PM on the 5th, from 2 – 6PM on the 6th and from 9AM – 4 PM on the 7th.  Come when it is convenient for you.  Let me know which cards you wish to make and I will have your kit ready for you.  The price remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.

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