TEALIGHT CHRISTMAS

Cherry Cobbler Classic AngelResending this blog due to technical issues. 

Well, Crafters, it’s hard to believe our stamping year is almost over.  We’ve created hearts, lots of flowers, pumpkins, snowmen, cars, snow globes, and now it’s time for angels.  This is the first time in my 15 years with Stampin’Up that I have offered a tealight card but it seems so perfect with our angels.  I decided to make the cards tone on tone versus trying for contrast.  All of the Designer Series Paper is from the Brightly Gleaming Specialty collection.  Our first sample is in Cherry Cobbler and Copper.

Navy Classic AngelThe  sample to the left is in Night of Navy and Copper.  We are running a bit short on copper as Stampin’Up has it currently on back order with a warehouse delivery date of December 2.  I’ve reduced the copper decorative side pieces to 3/4” X 5 1/4”.  A 1” strip would be a bit easier to die cut but the 3/4” will work.  The first step in making this lovely card is to adhere the DSP to the card front with a REMOVABLE adhesive.  That allows us to die cut the center opening with matching layers.  The angels will be pre-stamped as it takes time for them to dry as it does anything stamped on vellum.  The stamped vellum is “sandwiched” between the DSP and the top card layer. 

PeacockThe die cut lantern is adhered over the angel “sandwich”.  I used liquid adhesive on the back of my lantern and found that by squeezing out a small amount of glue on my silicone craft sheet, by using a toothpick, I can easily put small dots around the back of the lantern and it sticks beautifully.  However, accidents do happen.  If you look closely at my samples, you might notice little additions that were used to cover up my adhesive mishaps. 

The Pretty Peacock sample to the left is quite attractive.  Peacock is one of the trending colors this year.  The angels stamped on the vellum come from 2 very old stamp sets that I refuse to part with.

Old Olive Littlelest AngelI refer to the angel used in the samples above as the “classic angel” and the angel in the Old Olive sample to the right, as the “Littlest Angel.”  The classic angels are stamped in the wonderful Celestial Copper Ink.  I’m hoping Stampin’Up carries the Delicata Metallic Inks over into the next season as the copper, gold and silver are all wonderful.  The littlest angel is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  I’m embarrassed to say that I colored on the front of the vellum instead of the back but she still turned out cute. 

Ornaments with candleThe final sample from the Brightly Gleaming Designer Paper is my least favorite.  First, the paper is too busy for this card and second, instead of using the sentiment from Toile Christmas that was used for the angel samples, I used the Merry Christmas ribbon and it is not my favorite.  However, this sample shows the candle which is actually die cut from gold glimmer and “sandwiched” between 2 layers of vellum.  The candle can be substituted for the angel on any of the cards. 

You can do multiple cards but I will only be supplying 1 tealight.  All of the big box store should have them available.  The ones we will be using for stamp camp are from Hobby Lobby.  In case you are wondering when December Stamp Camp will be, the dates/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.  We will also be making cute calendars for 2020.  These are perfect for stocking stuffers, are sized at 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 and fit perfectly in our standard A2 envelopes. 

Please let me know if you plan on coming to December Stamp Camp,  I want to make sure I have enough classic angels and littlest angels stamped, but don’t want to waste vellum.  The angels need to be pre-stamped to allow them time to dry.  The price remains $14 for 1 card and a pack of calendars.  If you choose to do no calendars and want to make 4 cards, that is fine.  If you want to do multiple cards and calendars, I will need to come up with a reasonable price.  Stay tuned for the blog post on our calendars. 

For the first time ever, I am offering a stamping class in January but we will be doing Iris Folding.  The class will be held on January 17th and January 19th with a limit of 5 crafters for each class. We will make 2 cards.  I will have iris folding samples out at December Stamp Camp.  At this exact moment, I’m not sure what the cards will be but I will announce the card theme shortly. 

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving, but don’t eat too much turkey!  Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

WITCHES BREW & FROGGIE STEW

CauldronYuk – Witches Brew and Froggie Stew – no thank you!!!!  At least our Halloween card is cuter than the name my Hubby gave it!  This Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card features the Cauldron Bubble retired set we saw in our previous post.  The Pumpkin Pie layer was embossed with a retired star studded embossing folder.  The stars carry over to the Toil and Trouble DSP.  The cauldron and froggies are die-cut and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Several of the frogs, the cauldron background and the cauldron itself are popped up with Dimensionals which gives the card lots of dimension. This simple, yet colorful Halloween card is perfect for children and adults alike!

You’ve now seen the 4 options for October Stamp Camp – Thursday October 3rd from 12N – 6PM, Friday October 4th from 2PM-6PM, and Saturday October 5th from 9AM – 4PM.  All your supplies and tools are provided as well as water, pop and a treat.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards with each additional card $3.  Please please please let me know which day you plan on coming and what cards you wish to create.  Those of you who have already placed your card “order”, please let me know which day you might stop by and if there are any changes to the cards you specified at September Stamp Camp.

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

HALLOWEEN WITCHES

Witch orangeWitches and black cats scare away the rats – and just in time for Halloween.  Cauldron Bubble Stamp Set and the matching Cauldron Dies are now retired but were in the planning stages for Halloween 2018.  After my 100 year-old mother fell, broke her hip and subsequently passed away, plans for October Stamp Camp 2018 were packed away.  Debbie and I decided to resurrect this cute set for October Stamp Camp 2019.  This cute little witch is holding her friendly black cat.  Both die-cut images are colored with Stampin’ Blends and are popped up against a die-cut Pumpkin Pie Swirly Circle.  The Whisper White top layer has been embossed with my favorite Subtle Embossing folder. 

Witch orange message layerDebbie decided to carry her swirls and cat theme to the message layer as shown here.  The Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie add nice contrast to her Granny Apple Green Card.  This is one of those simple cards you can make in a jiffy and give to your children, co-workers or neighbor.  Remember, a hand-made card comes from the heart and shows that you care.

Witch greenThis Cauldron Bubble card can easily be done in different colors.  The primary colors can easily be interchanged.  Our final post for October will be another Halloween card from this set.

As a reminder – October Stamp Camp will be held on October 3rd from 12N – 6PM, October 4th from 2PM – 6PM, and October 5th from 9AM – 4PM.  Due to shortening daylight hours and the upcoming time change, effective November Stamp Camp thru March Stamp Camp, the Thursday hours will change to 11AM – 6PM.

Don’t forget to let me know which day are coming and which cards you wish to make.  Those of you who told me your card choices at September Stamp Camp, just let me know which day you are coming and if you have any changes to what you originally requested.  Looking forward to seeing you!

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

STILL SCENES

Snow Globe DSPSnow globes are a perfect choice for Christmas – whether you live in Arizona, Illinois or Alaska!  For October Stamp Camp, we are featuring a Snow Globe Card.  The products for our Still Scenes card can be found on page 43 of your Holiday Catalogue.  The Still Scenes Stamp Set includes the house and trees, the ornate globe holder, 2 sentiments, a small cluster of snowflakes and a dome stamp.  The Snow Globe Scenes Dies include much more – a small deer, 2 polar bears, 2 churches, 3 trees, and of course the dies for the globe and stand.  In the card to our left, I colored the image with Stampin’ Blends and used Shimmery Crystal Effects to adhere some Ice Stampin’ Glitter.  After the “snow” had dried, I took the Snow Globe Shaker Dome, removed the adhesive backing and CAREFULLY added additional Ice Stampin’ Glitter and Snowflake Sequins to the center of the globe.  The Still Scenes image was then adhered to the adhesive globe backing.  The globe was die cut from the front of the DSP layer, the adhesive on the front of the shaker dome was removed, and the snow globe popped right through the front of the DSP. 

Snow Globe PlaidOn both samples, I decided to add a rim around the globe to add focus to the scene.  Using a circle die about 1/8” larger than the globe die, I die cut a circle of Navy for the sample above and gold for the sample to the right.  The globe die was laid inside the circle and die cut.  This provided the thin circle that highlights the globe.  A coordinating color was used to die cut the globe base backing and a metallic foil was used for the outer base.  For the card to the right, I added Dazzling Diamonds to the roof and trees of the scene and used some loose in the dome with the ice glitter and sequins.  I find the Dazzling Diamonds is quite fine and likes to stick to the globe. 

The background paper for these cards comes from the Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the classic Wrapped in Plaid DSP.  I can only guarantee 1 each of the DSP designs shown in the samples.  Many crafters from September Stamp Camp saw the samples and have chosen to do 4 Snow Globe cards for October.  Thus the limit of 1 each of the designs shown above.  However, the other DSP patterns are lovely and you can see them in the Holiday Catalog.  I have purchased additional holiday sentiment dies so we are not limited to the sentiments shown above.

Make sure you let me know which day you will be coming for October Stamp Camp so I can insure we have the card stock pre-cut for the cards you choose to do.  The next 2 posts will be dedicated to Halloween – not scary cards – and are perfect for children and adults alike.

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

NATURE’S BEAUTY

TreeFall is such a pretty time of year.  Back in the day when I was a florist, I loved doing fall weddings and designing fall bouquets with the rust, orange and wine tones.  Nature’s beauty is reminiscent of our upcoming fall days.  The Rooted in Nature Stamp Set and coordinating Nature’s Roots dies are perfect for this Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape card.  Stampin’ Blends provide the perfect color for the tree with Wink of Stella added for sparkle.  The Perfect Poem banner and tree layer are framed in grape.  The tree is popped up with Dimensionals on a white background textured with my favorite Subtle Embossing Folder.  A small piece of 5/8” Burlap Ribbon provides the perfect embellishment.

Tree messageI chose a message from the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set.  The words – BE STRONG, BE HAPPY, BE YOU – are very meaningful to me.

When we have October Stamp Camp, there will be about 82 days left until Christmas!  We’ve seen a fall card for October Stamp Camp and we will look at the Snow Globe cards planned for October in our next post.  October 3, 4, and 5 are our dates for stamp camp.  The hours are 12N to 6PM on the 3rd, 2-6 PM on the 4th, and 9AM-4PM on the 5th.  Starting in November thru March of 2020, the Thursday start time will be changed to 11AM to alleviate anyone having to drive home in the dark.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  As always, I ask that you let me know what day you plan on coming, and which cards you wish to do. 

And don’t forget – I am offering a 20% personal discount thru September 30!  I’m pleased that many of you have taken advantage of this savings.  You can actually go directly to my store at paperrose01@stampinup.net and place your order.  I will be notified and will contact you to see if you want me to send you a check for the discount, or deduct it from Stamp Camp.  This works very easily and you don’t have to wait for me to enter the order. 

Stand by for the Snow Globe post.  I know this card is a favorite for many of you!

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

 

OVER THE MOON

Cow Cow's it goingSo…Cow’s it going with you today?  Fine, I hope.  Over the Moon is a fun stamp set and perfect for birthdays, thinking of you or just because you want to sent a card.  The 2 cards Debbie designed are not only cute, they are very simple to make.  Deb took advantage of our stash of retired DSP using 2 totally different patterns that mesh perfectly.  The larger piece of DSP is from the Botanical Butterfly suite that was part of the first quarter Sale-A-Brations promotion.  The smaller DSP is from the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper – one of my favorites.  There are 3 cow images in the Over the Moon and Deb chose 2 to feature on the front of her cards.

Cow Dream BigThe second sample features our cow celebrating with a flower and big smile.  The cow images are stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black (my go-to black ink) and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The stamped images are die cut and layered on a popped-up die cut Highland Heather scalloped circle. A small Highland Heather or lavender bow embellishes the card as does a bit of Wink of Stella.  How did we ever exist without Wink of Stella?  The sentiments are die cut with a small stitched rectangle die and popped up on Dimensionals.

So far I’ve posted snowmen and cows for September Stamp Camp – what’s next?  September Stamp Camp is from 12N-6PM on Thursday September 5th, from 2-6PM on Friday September 6 and from 9AM-4PM on Saturday September 7th.  I hope you can join us for a fun time!  All supplies and tools are provided as well as water, soda pop and a snack.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for additional cards.  Just let me know what day you are coming and which cards you wish to make and I will have your kit all ready for your creativity.  And don’t forget – 20% off all Stampin’Up products for the month of September – a promotion I am offering.  You can order Holiday Catalog items and products from the annual catalog. 

Remember, a card made with your hands is a card from the heart and shows you really care.

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

FROLICKING SNOWMEN

Snowmen Red cardEven though it is 85 degrees outside, the snow will be here before we know it!  These two snowmen from the Snowman Season Stamp Set are happy to be frolicking about.  The background features the Let It Snow Designer Series Paper (DSP) and we will be using two of the patterns.  The snow hat DSP seen here has lots of glitter.  The snowman on the left is stamped and punched out with the Snowman Builder Punch which punches out the actual snowman, the hat and the arms.  The snowman on the left is stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  I restamped the second snowman and fussy cut his scarf, colored it and adhered it to the punched little guy.  The hat is embellished with 3 red rhinestones.

SnowballsThis image depicts the actual snowballs the snowman is juggling about.  Stampin’Up has Snowfall Accents Puff Paint in the new Holiday Catalog.  You simply add a small drop of paint, apply heat with your heat tool and PRESTO! the snowballs grow in size and puff up.  I did find out that if your drop of paint is a little to big, you end up with a BIG snowball!  If you push down on the snowball, it puffs right back up! 

Snowmen Green CardThe other Let it Snow DSP is shown on the image to the left.  Same idea as the previous sample but the art piece is shifted to the left side of the card.  The punched snowman here is embellished with tiny red glimmer circles on his hat and buttons.  The sentiment is from the new Word Wishes Dies (page 197 in annual catalog).  This die set contains MERRY, HAPPY, DAY and all the holidays.

Snowmen Red card msg layerThe third snowman from the Snowman Season set is stamped on the message layer.  I added snowballs, colored the nose and buttons and fussy cut a hat from the DSP to add a bit of color.  These are fun cards and perfect for the holiday season and the snowy days ahead.

I can’t imagine it is almost September BUT it is.  September Stamp Camp will be held 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.

You should have your holiday catalog by now.  If not, let me know and I will send one your way. For the month of September, I am offering a 20% 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 card stock, order some of beautiful new DSP, and try the new Stampin’ Blends colors.  I absolutely adore the new Rococo Rose markers.  The Stampin’ Blends are the best markers I have used and truly blend. 

Posts for our other 3 September Stamp Camp cards will follow.  Don’t forget to check back.  Remember, a handmade card comes from the heart. 

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