FABLE FRIENDS

I love the spring “Fable Friends” stamp set.  It is impossible to make a ”bad” card with these cute images.image

Spring and gingham paper just seem to go together!  As the Gingham Gala 6X6 Designer Paper is in the Occasions Catalog which retires Jun3rd, I have purchased several packets for future use.  In this image we see the darling bunny atop freshly mowed Granny Apple Green grass.  The bunny is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  His jacket features 2 tiny pearls. The artwork is framed in Lemon Lime Twist and embellished with Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala DSP and organdy ribbon.  3 Frosted Flower embellishments add a spring touch.  Although I am choosing to use this sweet card for Easter, it is appropriate for most occasions.

20190318_194326191_iOSThis happy squirrel is celebrating spring.  He is stamped with my favorite black ink – Memento Tuxedo Black – and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  He is standing amid grass that appears to need a good mowing!  I chose to color his daisy Pineapple Punch for that bright yellow color.  The center of the daisy holds a retired epoxy droplet that has been colored with Blends.  Grapefruit Grove frames the artwork and  the matching ribbon and Gingham Gala DSP adds interest.  3 Highland Heather Frosted Flower embellishments add a contrasting touch.  I had a bit of trouble when I stamped the “Happy Spring” sentiment.  To fix my blemish, I restamped the sentiment on scrap, die cut it and adhered it over my mistake.  This would make a darling Congratulations card.

This cute set also features Mama Duck and her offspring.  At April Stamp Camp, you can choose to make a duck card if you wish.

2019-03-25 (2) I love the Fable Friends cards.  If you wish, you can choose to make both of these cards and not make one of the others.  This keeps you in the 4 cards for $14.

If you can let me know what day you plan on coming to April Stamp Camp, it helps me cut the correct amount of paper.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

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FOREVER LOVELY (Cas’d from Patty Bennett)

Patty Bennett is one of the top 10 Stampin’ Up demonstrators.  She is located in the San Francisco area and I admire many of her creations.  Generally when I CAS a card, I make many changes.  However, this is an exact copy of Patty’s card although our measurements may differ slightly.  I must mention, that this is NOT a 5-minute card – patience is a must. 

01.20.19 Forever Lovely 2This card is truly Forever Lovely.  Done in Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo, it is the perfect card not only for Valentine’s Day but also for a birthday or a wonderful pick-me-up.  How would you feel if you received this card from a friend?  The card features the Forever Lovely Suite shown here in the new Occasions Catalog.  We start with a 4 X 2 piece of Lovely Lipstick and die cut the Edgelit of the roses and leaves. The challenging part it to make sure your edgelit is on straight.  I use bits of Washi Tape to insure my die does not move.

01.20.19 Forever Lovely 1After the Lovely Lipstick is cut, I place it up against the Whisper White top layer and after insuring the white layer is straight, I use Washi Tape to hold the die of roses and leaves in place making sure it matches the cut Lovely Lipstick Edgelit.  The Precision Base Plate is used to die cut this image.  Although hard to see, the die also embosses some floral images.  The Lovely Lipstick image is adhered to the Whisper White layer and “All My Love” DSP is tucked into the end.  You have two choices of the DSP to choose from. White trimmed Lovely Lipstick 1/2” ribbon is knotted either around the white layer or around the entire card front.  Two Heart Epoxy Droplets are colored with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, allowed to dry, and then placed on the card front. 

As a reminder, February Stamp Camp is Thursday February 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday February 8th from 2 to 6 pm, and Saturday February 9th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can rearrange the schedule.

In case you missed my previous e-mail and blog posts, I have made the hard decision to increase the price of Stamp Camp to $14.  I have kept the $12 price for years but with everything creeping up in price, I am forced to increase to $14. 

Remember it’s Sale-A-Bration time.  Through  March 31, for every $50 in product you purchase from Stampin’ Up, you can choose something free from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  There is foil, ribbon, and stamps to choose from.  There are 2 more detailed items available if you purchase $100 in product.  Check it out here at Sale-A-Bration.

To help you choose something free from Sale-A-Bration, I am discounting all Stampin’ Up card stock, DSP, specialty papers, etc. by an extra 10% for the month of February. As this is a Paper Rose discount, orders will need to come through me.  This is the time to stock up on those basics you use throughout the year!

I am very excited about our March Stamp Camp – “Bunches of Butterflies!”  We will see butterflies, butterflies, and more butterflies!.  The dates for March Stamp Camp are March 7, 8 and 9.  I am working on the 2019 calendar and will soon have it done.

Hope to see you next month!

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

MY BLUE VALENTINE – (CAS’D from Hannah Townsend)

01.20.19 Blue Valentine 1I know blue is not a traditional color for Valentine’s Day, but when I saw a Balmy Blue card by Hannah Townsend, I absolutely fell in love with it.  I made some changes to mine, but I still love it. The card I cas’d from was all done in Balmy Blue and White.  I chose to use Blueberry Bushel which highlights the Subtle embossed Balmy Blue.  The new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies are also used on the first and second layers.  I highly recommend the purchase of these dies. 

01.20.19 Stitched Rectangle Dies 1 There are 13 stitched rectangle framelits dies in this set with the largest being 5 1/4 X 3 7/8 – perfect for a top layer as shown with the Balmy Blue above.  This set can be found right here -  Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. And if you spend $15 for additional products (remember extra 10% off paper), you can choose something free from the Sale-A-Brations pamphlet. 

01.20.19 Blue Valentine 2The second sample of “My Blue Valentine” is very similar to the first.  The row of hearts die for these cards is part of the new “Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies.”  Instead of die cutting and adhering one set of hearts, I took this to the next level and stacked a second set of hearts on top of the first using thick Whisper White as my card stock.  This technique really makes the hearts pop.  Although hard to see here, there is a small Heart Epoxy Droplet on the bottom right corner of each card.  In the first sample, the heart was colored Night of Navy with Stampin’ Blends.  We will be using these small hearts for February Stamp Camp and throughout the year. 

01.20.19 Blue Valentine msgThis is one of the message layers I stamped.  This is perfect for sending to a friend for Valentine’s Day.  Note the hearts in the bottom right corner.  Using Balmy Blue, I die cut one of the row of hearts seen above and carefully cut it apart.  You can get 3 small clusters of hearts by cutting it apart.  Night of Navy and Balmy Blue Hearts provide nice contrast. 

The sentiment “know that today a friend is thinking of you” is one of the free sets from the Sale-A-Bration promotion that is going on through March 31st.  For every $50 in product spent, you can choose a free item in the catalog Sale-A-Bration.  There are 2 items that require $100 in product be spent – a beautiful lily stamp set and “Tea Time Framelits Dies.” 

Stampin’ Up is now making CLING STAMPS.  These look like the rubber stamps we have used in the past, but when the label is applied to the stamp, it becomes VERY VERY VERY sticky.  This is great, but you must be VERY CAREFUL when removing the stamp from the block or Stamparatus.  The stamp must be gently pried up from the label or it may tear.  We will work with these cling stamps throughout the year and you will become comfortable with them. 

I hope you can come in out of the cold for February Stamp Camp – Thursday February 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday February 8th from 2 to 6 pm, and Saturday February 9th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can rearrange the schedule.

Warm Winter Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

JUST FUR YOU

Hmmm…I was just reading that the color for 2019 is coral.  Coral is okay in my book but I much prefer pink.  The Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo is a pinky coral and we will be using it on this card as well as another of our February cards.  The next card/s is for the pet lover in our lives.  I happen to be a cat person, but I know many folks have different pets and love them dearly.

01.20.19 Just Fur You bothOur first card is for the pet lover who loves both cats and dogs.  These new animal sets are found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  “Nine Lives is featured on page 32 and Happy Tails is on page 33.  These pets can be stamped as seen here or other images including spots and color variations can be used.  In addition, there are assorted messages and other pet items that can be incorporated.  There is a punch for the cat that we used last year and a new “Dog Builder Punch”.  These are basic stamps and punches that never go out of style.  I love some of the sentiments:  “Keep calm and wag on, “A friend like you comes around ONCE in nine lives, “A Best Friend Leaves A Paw Print on your Heart,” and more. These stamps are great for any occasion.  I can picture this done in red and green for Christmas with a red bow on the cat and a holiday leash on the dog.

01.20.19 Just Fur You catDaughter Debbie designed these cards in Pretty in Pink (Ret), Lovely Lipstick, and a bit of Flirty Flamingo Designer Paper from the new “All My Love” DSP series.  A retired heart punch borders our pet/s which are popped up on Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White scalloped ovals.  The white cardstock has been dry embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder (my fav).  Lovely Lipstick 1/8” ribbon covers the seams under the ovals.  The animals are colored with Stampin’ Blends and could be highlighted with touches of Wink of Stella for a bit of glimmer.  The sentiment “JUST FUR YOU!” is perfect for any occasion

01.20.19 Just Fur You dogAnd finally, we see our pet pooch – perched regally on our card.  A Lovely Lipstick leash would be cute stamped on his neck.  There is also a paw image stamp that could be incorporated on the front or inside of this canine card.

I hope you can make it to our February Stamp.  Although we have a valentine theme, these cards could be used for other occasions.  February Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday February 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday February 8th from 2 to 6 pm, and Saturday February 9th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can rearrange the schedule.

Sale-A-Bration is taking place until March 31.  With each $50 Stampin’Up purchase (before tax and shipping), you choose a free item from the current Sale-A-Bration brochure. To help you take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, for the month of February, I am discounting all Stampin’ Up cardstock/paper by an ADDITIONAL 10%.  This means all card stock, DSP, foils, vellum, glimmer, watercolor paper, etc. will be 20% off.  This is a discount offered by Paper Rose so orders will need to be placed thru me.  You can see the pamphlet of freebies at 2019 Sale-A-Brations.

As noted in the e-mail I sent out yesterday, I have made the decision to increase the price of Stamp Camp to $14.  This was a hard decision to make, but everything is slowly rising in cost.  I have kept the Stamp Camp price at $12 for years.  This allows us to continue using the high quality paper, stamps, dies and embellishments sold by Stampin’Up.  The $14 covers everything – supplies, tools and my humor, knowledge and loving touch.  Additional cards above the 4 for Stamp Camp will be $3.

Stay warm my crafty friends!

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

My Handheld Valentine

Hi Crafters and welcome to Stamping 2019 with Paper Rose!  I’m happy to report I have recovered from pneumonia and slowly getting back in full swing.  February Stamp Camp will be Thursday January 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday January 8th from 2 to 6 pm, and Saturday January 9th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can rearrange the schedule.

I have had to make a hard decision regarding the price of our stamp camps.  I know you are aware how everything is slowly inching up in cost.  I have kept the Stamp Camp price at $12 for years.  In order to be fair to myself, I have made the decision to increase the price of Stamp Camp to $14.  This allows us to continue using the high quality paper, stamps, dies and embellishments sold by Stampin’Up.  The $14 covers everything – supplies, tools and my loving touch.  Additional cards above the 4 for Stamp Camp will be $3.

Sale-A-Bration is taking place until March 31.  With any and each $50 Stampin’Up purchase (before tax and shipping), you choose an item from the current Sale-A-Bration brochure. To help you take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, for the month of February, I am discounting all Stampin’ Up cardstock/paper by an ADDITIONAL 10%.  This means all card stock, DSP, foils, vellum, glimmer, watercolor paper, etc. will be 20% off.  This is a discount offered by Paper Rose so orders will need to be placed thru me.  And with every $50 purchase, you choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Many of you should have received your Sale-A-Bration brochures in the mail.  I will have extra brochures at February Stamp Camp. 

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  Although our February Stamp Camp cards have a valentine theme, they could also be used for birthdays, anniversaries, thinking of you, etc.  We have lots of sentiments to choose from.

01.20.19 Real Handheld Valentine 1 I love this gal – shown here holding a heart with a little sentiment.  The “Hand Delivered” set is in the 2018-2019 catalog on page 229.  This is a set only available to hostesses with a qualifying sale or purchase of $150.  The image is colored with Stampin’ Blends and layered on Blushing Bride.  The Melon Mambo background is embossed with the retired Falling Hearts embossing folder and accessorized with a simple white organza bow.  The stitched heart is from the new “Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies’.  The heart is cut from the new, free Lovely Lipstick Foil.  By free, I’m referring to the Sale-A-Bration sale thru March 31, 2019.  With any and each $50 purchase, you choose an item from the current Sale-A-Bration brochure.  The Grapefruit Grove &Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets is one of these free items (pg. 12)

01.20.19 Real Handheld Valentine 2 The Sale-A-Bration foil sheets includes 8 sheets, 4 each of the 2 colors, 12X12 in size. 

The second sample shows a flowered skirt – different from the skirt in the sample above.  There are 3 skirts available for this lovely lady as well as an assortment of items for her to carry.  The small sentiment is stamped in Lovely Lipstick or Melon Mambo and features a small heart epoxy droplet colored with Stampin’ Blends in Lovely Lipstick.  We will be using these little epoxy hearts on several of our February cards and throughout the year.  I love the cute heart stamp shown here on the envelope.  This is from the new “Forever Lovely” stamp set.

01.20.19 Handheld Valentine 1Although we are not making this card in February, I wanted to share the card I made for my Granddaughter Jailyn’s birthday.  As you can guess, she turned 14.  This is from the “Hand Delivered” set used above.  Instead of a sign, our gal is holding an assortment of balloons. Other images for her to carry include a 3-layer cake and an armful of packages. The image was colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Note the stitched Highland Heather and Whisper White layers.  You will be using these new “Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies” on another February card.  I love the professional finish from the stitched dies. 

I hope to see you at February Stamp Camp.  Although it appears the weather will be a bit chilly these 3 days, there will be warmth and laughter inside 533 Emerson Circle.  Stay warm – there are less than 60 days until spring.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

STAINED GLASS WINDOW

Hi Crafters!  It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is over and Black Friday is upon us.  Although I personally think the entire month of November has been Black Friday.  Christmas means much more than getting and giving gifts.  Sometimes the birth of Jesus is forgotten as the REAL meaning of Christmas.

11.21.18 Holly Stained Glass WindowI need to preface this card with the fact that this is not a Stampin’Up set.  It is titled “Oh Holy Night” and is from Taylored Expressions.  When I ordered our 2019 calendars, I saw the stained glass stamp set and the coordinating arch framelits dies and decided to purchase both.  On the negative side, this stamp is very difficult to use and get even coverage.  This may be because I was stamping on vellum.  Thanks to the Stamparatus, I was able to stamp multiple times but even then, there were some areas that simply would not stamp well. 

This card has a So Saffron card base with a Cherry Cobbler layer that was embossed with a retired starry embossing folder.  The stained glass image was stamped on vellum and colored on the back with both Spectrum Noir and Stampin’ Blends.  It is a must to color on the back to keep the StazOn ink from smearing. 

11.21.18 Bethlehem stained glassAfter the window was colored, it was adhered to a piece of white cardstock.  An arch was die cut from the front layer card stock before it was embossed.  The colored window adhered to white cs was  adhered to the back of the front layer and the layer was adhered to the card base.  A gold metallic arch was formed using 2 framelits sizes.  The top card has a wide arch and the Navy/Blackberry Bliss card has a thinner arch.  Again, these are Taylored Expression dies – not Stampin’Up.  Each arch that I die cut came out wrinkled.  I “ironed” out the wrinkles by placing the die-cut arch on the bottom cutting pad, covering it with several thicknesses of scratch paper or card stock, adding the top cutting plate and running it thru the Big Shot several times.  This method “irons” our those wrinkles.  Die cut “Peace” was adhered to one card and a sentiment framed in gold was added to the card with the thinner arch.

The stained glass window cards are just 1 offering for December Stamp Camp.  You can also choose to do calendars and/or tags. YOU will choose what you want to create.    You can do all stained glass window cards, all calendars, all Christmas tags or a mixture of each.  I would ask that you let me know if you wish to stained glass window cards and which ones.  I need to insure there are adequate windows stamped with time to dry.

Remember – December Stamp Camp is an oxymoron as it is being held on November 29th from 12 Noon to 7 PM, November 30th from 2 to 7 PM, and December 1st from 9 am to 4 pm.  You can come when it is convenient for you.  The cost remains $12.00 for whatever you choose to make – a pretty good deal!!!!  It is helpful if you let me know when you may be coming, and letting me know if you will be doing the stained glass window cards and how many of which one.

Stay tuned for 2019 calendars – the next blog post for December Stamp Camp.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Blessings, Paperrose01@aol.com – ( H ) 630.759.3089 – ( C ) – 630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

COUNTRY HOME PITCHER

Before you go any further, PLEASE READ THIS:  WE WILL NOT BE RUNNING THE ART LAYER THRU THE SUBTLE EMBOSSING FOLDER AS SHOWN ON THE IMAGE BELOW.  The bouquet is not as distinctive because of the embossing folder I used.  However, I am out of time to make a second card and process the blog.  Today is my birthday and things have been busy-busy-busy.

WP_20181028_15_23_11_Pro (2)This picture simply does not do this card justice.  The galvanized metallic paper is gorgeous after embossing with the “Tin Tile” dynamic embossing folder. I have sponged the metallic paper with Basic Gray to make the embossing stand out.  However, the paper is beautiful without the sponging.  The chicken wire element is to the right of the card.  I adhered it by squirting some of my taking my favorite Tombo Adhesive Multipurpose glue on my silicone craft sheet, dipping a sponge dauber in the glue and running the dauber over the back of the chicken wire.  This worked perfectly.  The fall bouquet is stamped on Whisper White and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  By embossing the white cs, the bouquet is muted and doesn’t jump out the way it should – so no embossing the bouquet!.  The pitcher was cut with the Stamp’n’Cut, colored with Stampin’ Blends and adhered with glue dots.  Wink of Stella was brushed on the bouquet and areas of the pitcher. The art piece is mounted to black cs and adhered to the card front with dimensionals.   Finally, Braided Linen Trim is wrapped around the front with a simple shoestring bow. This Thanksgiving card I will be proud to send to friends and family!

November Stamp is right around the corner – Thursday, November 1 from 1 – 7 pm, Friday, November 2 from 2 – 7 pm, and Saturday, November 3 from 9 AM – 2 PM.  Please note the Saturday hours.  I hope you can come.  The class fee is the same – $12 for any 4 cards, and $2.50 for additional cards.  Please let me know if you will be attending and which cards you would like to make.  Looking forward to seeing you.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com