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

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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

COUNTRY HOME

10.25.18 Country Home 1I love the “Country Home” stamp set.  It is perfect for Thanksgiving, a fall birthday or any occasion.  As I look at the card, I suddenly realize that I FORGOT TO USE THE GALVANIZED METAL PAPER.  I will make sure we use the correct paper for Stamp Camp.  However, even using the Basic Gray card stock, the card is still beautiful.  The new “Tin Tile” dynamic embossing folder is used on the top area of the card and the Country Lane DSP is featured on the bottom of the card.  3/8” glittery gray ribbon masks the joining point.  The art piece is framed in black and the white layer is embossed with the “Subtle” embossing folder.  The milk can and the flowers are cut with the Scan’n’Cut and are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The small “Hello” sentiment is stamped on Smoky Slate and fussy cut.  The bouquet is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The milk can uses double Stampin’ Dimensionals at the top of the can and single dimensionals at the bottom. This allows for the flowers to “spring” from inside the milk can.  Finally, Wink of Stella highlights the bouquet and areas of the milk can. 

Our last card also features this same stamp set but uses a metal pitcher and a bouquet with cattails and an artichoke.  The card is embellished with the Chicken Wire Elements.  I would post the card now – but it’s not done!  The plan is to complete card 4 and post it tomorrow.

As a reminder, November Stamp Camp is Thursday, November 1 from 1 – 7 pm, Friday, November 2 from 2 – 7 pm, and Saturday from 9 am – 2 pm.  Please note the Saturday time is only until 2 pm.  The cost is $12 for any 4 of the cards and $2,50 for additional cards.  Please please please let me know if you plan on attending so that I cut sufficient card stock.  Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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

Accented Blooms

08.28.18 Accented Blooms helloAccented Blooms is a pretty stamp set with lots of uses.  It sells for $20 which I feel is quite reasonable.  Because the flowers are colored with the Stampin’ Blends, you can choose to have your mini garden in shades of the same color, in pastels, fall, spring or even Christmas colors.  My 100 year-old mother has even colored this image.  Daughter Debbie designed this Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather card.  She stamped the image on Whisper White cs and cut it out with the Scan’n’Cut. She also saved the shape to the machine’s database so that a black matching can be cut allowing for the artwork to have a shadow.  The colored artwork is mounted to the black outline and adhered to the Highland Heather card front with dimensionals.  The Highland Heather layer has been embossed with the new, absolutely amazing Subtle embossing folder which gives a subtle, linen-like finish.  Debbie added a “hello” sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and punched it out with the Tailored Tag Punch before adhering it to the open sentiment space on the image.   08.28.18 Accented Blooms TY

The second sample uses the “thank you” sentiment and different colors on the flowers.  Our ribbon archives produced a retired dotted ribbon that goes perfectly with the card.

Although hard to see, the first sample has colored rhinestones in the center of a few flowers.  The second sample has colored pearls in the flower centers.  Did you know you can color Stampin’Up rhinestones and pearls with Sharpie Permanent Markers.  You’re rhinestones and pearls can be any color you wish. 

As a reminder, August Stamp Camp is Thursday August 2nd from 1-7 pm, Friday August 3rd from 2-7 pm and Saturday August 4th from 9 am – 4 pm.  Mark you calendars now for September Stamp Camp – Fall will be the theme.  Dates/times for September:  Thursday Sept 6 from 1-7 pm, Friday Sept 7 from 2-7 pm, and Saturday Sept 8 from 9 am to 4 pm.  We will continue doing 1 Christmas card at each monthly stamp camp. 

Musical Christmas

06.16.18 Poinsettia 1Musical Christmas was an interesting card to create.  It reminds me of both the visual and audio beauty of the Christmas season. 

During the 2017 holiday season, I purchased several packages of the Stampin’Up Merry Music Designer Series Paper (DSP).  Sadly, we never used it so I resurrected this DSP for our 2018 holiday season.  The top Cherry Cobbler layer has been embossed with the retired Holly Embossing Folder.  An oval is die cut and the DSP is adhered behind the oval opening.  Actually, we die cut the oval and THEN emboss this layer.  This top layer is adhered to Whisper White CS and then popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

06.16.18 Poinsettia 2, 3The2-layered poinsettia is stamped from the retired Joyful Christmas Stamp Set and cut out with my Stamp’n’Cut. The poinsettias are then colored with the light and dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends.  The poinsettias are in shades of red but change hue when colored.  This gives a nice contrast to the Cherry Cobbler Card.  Wink of Stella is used on the poinsettias – some heavily, some lightly.  Some of the Garden Green leaves are colored with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and som06.16.18 Poinsettia 4, 5e are colored with Wink of Stella.

As you can see, each card is slightly different as the music score ends up on different lines.  Also, each poinsettia is different – both in the coloring and in the center bloom. You have the option of using a bloom of clear or colored rhinestones, or one or more of the rhinestone embellishments shown here.   If sending this beautiful card in the mail, remember to add a layer of cs over the bloom embellishment. You don’t want the rhinestone embellishment tearing through the envelope.

We have now seen 2 of the 4 Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack samples.  Have you checked your calendar for to see if you are free to come on July 19 or 21?  Stay tune for Dove of Peace.

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

PETAL PALETTE

04.21.18 Petal Palette 1I love the Petal Palette stamp set and framelits.  This is one of those “gentle” stamp sets and I’m happy to report it is not retiring next month. The background of this Rich Razzleberry card uses the leaf stem embossing folder from the Petal Pair TIEF.  The Whisper White cs is run thru the Big Shot twice with this half embossing folder – first on one side, and then the other.  The sentiment is stamped and then die cut with the 2 7/8” circle die and layered onto a 3” die cut Razzleberry scallop circle.  After the background and circle are adhered to the card front, the rose cascade is stamped and colored with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Stampin Blends.  The main rose cluster is die cut and adhered to the left of the circle.

04.21.18 Petal Palette 3The trailer of 5 buds has been cut with the Stamp ‘n Cut.  The bud trailer is slipped under the bottom leaf of the main cluster and adhered in place.  There are 3 samples with 3 different sentiments although you can use any sentiment that fits on the circle.  There are also 3 different lower right corner suggestions.  An embellishment or stamped image is needed to balance the heavy rose cluster.  As noted above, Rich Razzleberry ribbon and bow are used.  In the sample to the left, a die cut spring of rose buds and leaves are shown.  The third sample uses a bird on a small leafy branch.  Perhaps you will have another idea to finish your Petal Palette card.

This is card #3 for May Stamp Camp.  As a reminder, May Stamp Camp is on May 3 from 1 to 7 pm, May 4 from 2 to 7 pm, and May 5 from 9 am to 4 pm.  It is helpful to know which day you might be coming. If you are planning on doing the Charming Café card, you will need to let me know by April 29th if you prefer the Lemon Lime, Berry Burst or Powder Pink.  If you do not specify a color, I will cut Powder Pink cs.

As many items are retiring from the catalog next month, please check out the retirement list at Retiring Product List.  While the catalog officially retires the end of May, as retiring items diminish, they will not be replaced.  So – if there is something you want, let me know now so we can get it before it is sold out.  Also check out the Color Revamp in my previous blog.  You may want to purchase a re-inker on retiring colors as some of these colors are classics.

Check back soon to see the final card for May Stamp Camp – Climbing Orchids.

Blessings, Rosemary – (Home)630/759-3089 – (Cell) – 630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

WE MUST CELEBRATE meets LOVELY AS A TREE

04.21.18 We must.friendsAs we haven’t done a “Z” card in awhile, I thought is was time for this simple fold technique.  The 8 1/2 X 11 Daffodil Delight cs is cut lengthwise at 4 1/4” and scored at 5 1/2” and 2 3/4”.  The score at 4 1/4” is folded forward and the score at 2 3/4 is folded back forming the “Z” fold. Retired Floral Boutique DSP is adhered to the front and  back of the smaller “Z”  folds.

For this Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight color scheme, a white rectangle is layered onto a Daffodil Delight stitched rectangle.  The multiple tree stamp from “Lovely as a Tree” is stamped twice on the white layer. 2-3 mushrooms are colored and adhered to the background.

04.21.18 We must.birthdayThe rabbit, raccoon and bear are colored with Stampin’ Blends and adhered to the white rectangle layer with Stampin Dimensionals. The animal festooned layer is then adhered securely to a portion of the front “Z”.  The top sample has the sentiment “friends fur-ever” stamped on the message layer.  The second sample uses a happy birthday sentiment

04.21.18 We must.birthday msgWhen the “Z” is pulled back, we see the message layer as well as a small continuation of the card front.  Wink of Stella adds some glimmer to the trees and animals.  Wink of Stella must be applied carefully to inked surfaces such as the stamped trees we see here as it will pick up the ink and smear the color.  This is not an issue, however, with Stampin” Blends.  

I did something “daring” with my “We Must Celebrate” stamp set – I cut the 4 animals apart.  I really wanted to use them singly so I grabbed my snips and just did it.  As there are no dies for this set, I stamped about 20 of each on Whisper White cs and my Brother Scan n’ Cut proceeded to cut them out.  For you, this means your animals and mushrooms are cut and ready to be used.  Much easier than fussy cutting!

Did you know “Lovely as a Tree” is the oldest Stampin’Up set.  We hold our breath every year wondering if it will retire.  I broke down and bought a new “Lovely as a Tree” set this year.  My old set was wood and I really wanted something easier to use.

Finally, Here is everything you wanted to know about the Color Revamp that is taking place.


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THE COLORS ARE EVOLVING!

The spice of life is variety, and that’s especially true in the world of color. Stampin’ Up! makes a point to keep an eye on color trends across different markets and industries. When we see changes happening, we review our color spectrum to ensure that we remain consistently on top of the trends. This brings us to the 2018 Color Revamp!

In order to keep bringing you the most current and on trend colors, we decided it was time to give our color collections a makeover.

With this revamp, you’ll have a new variety of shades that will inspire creativity and allow you to explore more sides of your crafting. Read on for more information!

THE DETAILS

There are still four color collections, each with ten colors. There is also a new color group called Basics.

In order to keep our color collections to exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, we moved Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White out of the Neutrals collection. We’ve also moved a few colors into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colorful!

Some additional colors have changed collections as well—you’ll notice this as you look through the new collections below. You can refer to the old and new color charts in the 2018-2019 catalog. These changes were based on needing to maintain color balance in our updated collections. For example, Poppy Parade is now the brightest red so it is part of the Brights collection.

IN COLORS

There are no changes to the In Color program. Every two years we will continue to introduce five new In Colors that will be available for the ensuing two years.

We also have previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

IN COLORS

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THE NEW COLORS

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NEW COLOR COLLECTIONS

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NEW CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PADS

In addition to new colors, we also redesigned our ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and we’ve improved the formula of the ink, as well! We think you will love these changes and you can learn more here.

HOW THESE CHANGES WORK FOR YOU

Remaining on trend and up-to-date with new products is one of the most important parts of a business and this color revamp does just that. In addition to the business aspect, this is exciting for stampers on a personal level! For people who love to create, a bigger variety of products and fresh, vibrant colors allow you to stretch your creativity and engage your senses in pushing your crafting limits.

RETIRING COLORS PRODUCT RESOURCE

Whenever colors are retired, there is always some confusion about the status of various products in those colors. We wanted to be sure that our customers have a chance to buy retiring ink pads and refills before they are gone. We have worked with our vendors to ensure that we have a period of guaranteed stock before the retirement date. This means that even if an ink pad/refill goes on backorder during that guaranteed time, those orders will be fulfilled.

However, after that guarantee date has passed, those products in retiring colors are available while supplies last. Please see the chart below that details this. It also shows how other products with retiring colors will be handled.

PRODUCT
RETIRING COLOR(S)

Classic Stampin’ Pads

Guaranteed stock of old ink pad design through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018

Classic Stampin’ Pad Collections

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills

Guaranteed stock through May 7, 2018; then, available while supplies last May 7–31, 2018

Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill Collections

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Single Color Cardstock (All sizes and colors)

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Cardstock Packs, Collections, etc. (all sizes and colors)

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Stampin’ Write Markers (2-pack, Collections, and Many Marvelous Markers)

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Color Caddy

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

Color Embellishments

While supplies last—through May 31, 2018

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Please let me know if you have any questions on this major color revamp. I’m excited about the new ink cases and colors.  Looking forward to seeing you for May Stamp Camp.

Blessings, Rosemary – (Home)630/759-3089 – (Cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com