OTTERLY AWESOME

01.22.22 Otter VDIsn’t this card just too cute?  And this set – AWESOME OTTERS – is free with SALE-A-BRATIONS thru the end of February (they sell out.) With the 20% February discount I am offering, perhaps you can pick up this cute set.  Debbie used the Subtle Embossing Folder to give the red background a linen-like finish.  The Sweet Talk DSP is featured in the January-June Stampin’Up Mini Catalog and is Real Red and Petal Pink.  The row of Blushing Bride hearts is from a die in the Sweet Conversations Bundle also in the mini catalog.  It is actually 2 rows of hearts joined in the center.  The sweet otter is colored with Stampin’ Blends and holds a row of horizontal die-cut hearts.  The sentiment and otter are stamped and die cut in circular shapes and layered onto scallop circles.  Red rhinestones add the finishing touch. 

01.22.22 Otter Red msgThe message layer Debbie created is very similar to the one used for the Valentine wreath card.  We have a strip of the Sweet Talk DSP and the LOVE heart.  However, the “Happy to have you in my life” message on a Blushing Bride heart is included so you can use that to embellish your message if preferred.

01.22.22 Otter Blush msgHere is the link for the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog so you can see the fun Valentine bundle we used:  January-June Mini Catalog.  If you want to check out the SALE-A-BRATIONS catalog and see the cute otter set, go to:  January-February Sale-A-Bration.

Remember – 20% off on Stampin-Up products.  The discount is from me celebrating my 18 years with Stampin-Up.  February is again, Cards to Go, and cards can be picked up on February 3rd.  So let me know which cards you wish to send out.  March should have us all together again for our creative times.  This is a wonderful time to let others know you appreciate them and are thinking of them.

Blessings (and stay warm), Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630,965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

PRETTY PUMPKINS

10.28.21 Pretty Pumpkins front

I absolutely love this card.  It is so “autumny” if there is such a word!  The Pumpkin Pie and white with touches of Old Olive seem perfect as Thanksgiving approaches.  Of course you could stamp “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” instead of the thankful sentiment I used.  However, why couldn’t the thankful sentiment be used for a birthday? 

The Scalloped Contours Dies work perfectly for this card giving such a soft rounded grace that matches the round pumpkins   AND, the Stamp n’Cut happily cut out all the pumpkins and vines for us!

10.28.21mPretty Pumpkins messageThe message layer literally pops out with HAPPYY THANKSGIVING. This is a Sizzix Thinlits 3-D Drop In Die.  I made the mistake of not ordering the stamp set also.  How was I supposed to stamp the HAPPY THANKSGIVING with no stamp?  But like many situations we encounter in life, I developed a work-around.  Ask me at November Stamp Camp and I will be happy to share what I did!

November Stamp Camp is right around the corner.  November 4th from 10am – 4pm, November 5th from 10am – 4pm, and November 6th from 9am – 4pm.  The cost remains the same – $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  We will have some kind of pumpkin treat to keep us going with full energy.  As always, please let me know as soon as possible which day you prefer to come, which cards you choose to do, if you are under any constraints and will need additional help, or if you need CARDS TO GO (the take-out alternative).  You can notify me by cell phone, text, home phone or e-mail.

Looking Forward to Seeing You!!!  Rosemary (C)630.965.1965 – (H)630.859.3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

HALLOWEEN FUN

092321 Halloween GirlHow can we get through the month of October without a Halloween card or two?  I think the Seasons of Fun hostess set located on page 78 in the Mini Catalog is absolutely perfect for this cute fun fold card!  And just to let you know, we will be using  the other images shown on this set before year’s end, What’s not to love about a Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black card?  A few strokes with your Stampin’ Blends and your artwork is ready to go!

09.23.21 Halloween MonsterNow if you are creating a card for a young or older male, I’m sure the young pumpkin girl featured above might not be appreciated. (To change the subject briefly, the first person who e-mails, texts or phones me the percentage and dates of my October discount AND their card order will win the Reflected in Nature Stamp Set).  In that case, the same card can feature a monster of your choice from one of my retired Halloween sets.  Here we see a monster fighting off small bats attached with glue dots while stamped mice march across the oval die-cut.  

09.23.21 Halloween Black CatBut what if you associate scary black cats with Halloween.  Then the cat punch and black glitter paper is for you.  Adding the cat to an oval overrun with black rats can be scary enough.  If desired, google eyes are available to add to the cat.  This Halloween card is of course the fastest as there is no coloring, but it still makes a darling seasonal card.  Note the spider web and added sentiment.

0927.21 Halloween msg abbreviatedThe message layer is identical for all the Halloween cards.  Happy Halloween is stamped in black and punched out with the Washi Label Punch.  A Basic Black Spider Web from the retired Cauldron Framelits Dies embellishes the left corner.  You can die-cut the spider webs on the adhesive paper so there is no need for liquid glue. 

And there you have it – 4 totally different cards for October Stamp Camp!  Please please please let me know what cards you wish to do and what day you want to come or if you wish Cards to Go.  Mark your calendars now for November Stamp Camp – November 4, 5, and 6.  I’m also striving for a poinsettia wreath class in November  with a limited number of crafters.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

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

GRACE’S GARDON

Grace’s Garden is one of my favorite sets and I’m sad to see it retire.  I love the overall ambience of the set as well as the message.

042421 GRACE'S GARDEN Blue BirdThe Highland Heather card is layered with the Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder.  The white card stock was water misted prior to the embossing which allows the maximum texture.  The garden arch opens to the message layer and you can see flowers peeking through.  The gate actually opens although I find its easier to adhere the arch with the gate closed then cut open after.

 

042421 GRACE'S GARDEN yellow birdThe flower, bird and cat images have all been pre-cut.  The flowers can be colored with Stampin’ Blends and placed as you choose. On the top card, the garland of purple roses is climbing up the arbor.  On the card to the right, the rose garland embellishes the message layer and a partial garland embellishes the top of the arbor.  There is no wrong placement.     Dimensionals are used for several images.  The bird and cat are at a visual stand-off.  Purple and yellow butterflies add additional color and interest. 

042421 Grace's Garden yellow bird msg layer

The message layer is seen from the front and the inside.  The message is wonderful for friends and family and can be embellished as you choose.

This is the final card for May Stamp Camp – 2 flowery cards, a tree, and butterflies.  Please let me know as soon as possible which cards you choose to make. 

As a reminder, May Stamp Camp is on Thursday and Friday May 6 and 7 from 10am to 4pm, and Saturday May 8 from 9am to 4pm.

The next stamping experience will be Christmas in July on the 15th from 10am to 6pm, and July 17th from 9am to 4pm.  Debbie and I are already discussing Christmas.  I am taking the month of June off to concentrate on physical therapy for my knees!   

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

WOODLAND WONDER

042421 Woodland Wonder brushed cloudsSlimline cards are all the rage right now.  I’ve never crafted a full size slimline card so I decided it was time to do so.  Woodland Wonder is the perfect stamp set for this endeavor.  I chose a happy birthday theme but there are other choices – “from all of us, congratulations, hope your day stacks up to be one good thing on top of another.”

3 stamps form the full tree shown here.  However, you can also do a shorter tree by using only the top and bottom stamp.  I love how the animals are peeking out of the tree trunk

042421 Woodland Wonder stamped cloudsOf course you don’t have to add all the extras as shown on the card above.  The basic cards shown here has only the clouds, red balloon, bunny and Hip-Hip-Hoo-Ray banner added.  The 3 images are set up on a Stamparatus to make the alignment  and stamping painless.

Note the different cloud patterns on these 2 samples.  The top card has stenciled clouds brushed on in Seaside Spray with the new Blending Brushes.  The cloud stencil is cut from the So Much Happy dies.  The card to the right has stamped clouds colored with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends.  This is a fun card to create as well as a new style.  The cards fit perfectly in #10 envelopes. 

042421 Woodland Wonder msg layerThis message layer is stamped with the bunny holding a balloon and several butterflies.  Lots of space is available

Please remember to let me know as soon as you can which cards you choose to create for May Stamp Camp.  This makes my life so much easier. 

What card you you think will be next?  How about butterflies?

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

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

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

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

PEACEFUL NATIVITY

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I know several of you have been interested in seeing what I would do with this stamp set for October Stamp Camp.  I tried to keep the scene as simple as possible.  The sentiment “For unto us a child is born” is wet embossed in gold. The Night of Navy card is layered on the new in-color – Misty Moonlight.  Although it was hard to not add additional stars, the gold star is limited to the single Star of Bethlehem.  The stable is stamped on wood toned DSP.  Foam Adhesive Strips are used to provide dimension for the stable.

09.23.20 Peaceful Nativity 2

Any wood toned DSP can be used for the stable.  The die-cut images are colored with Stampin’ Blends and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Bronze, light and dark crumb cake and light soft suede are used for the different brown shades.  Gray Graphite is used for the lone sheep and Smoky Slate for the donkey.  The 2 trees are conjoined to provide height.  The sand on the crumb cake earth can be stamped with any sand-like stamp.  The sand image from Waterfront is used here.  Wink of Stella is limited to the palm leaves, and baby Jesus09.23.20 Peaceful Nativity Message Layer

The message chosen here is from the Peaceful Nativity stamp set.  Again, simplicity is the focus.

October Stamp Camp is scheduled for October 1, 2, and 3.  10am – 4 pm on October 1 and 2; 9 am – 4 pm on October 3.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  There is a variety to choose from – Peaceful Nativity, Flight of Fancy, Fall Blossoms, and Beautiful Autumn. 

October features 3 crafting items of interest – My birthday discount, Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin and Designer Series Paper Sale.

Birthday cakeHAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSEMARYBirthday cake

In honor of my birthday, I am giving a 20% discount for Stampin’Up orders placed either thru my online store or from me directly.  This personal discount is from October 1 thru October 31. 

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The Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Kit is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind kit made for holiday crafting. Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.  It includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can share with friends around the world—in their language!

  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm), Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea

The cost for 1 month of Paper Pumpkin is $23.76 which includes tax and shipping.  You can sign up online at PAPER PUMPKIN. Please note that the birthday discount does not apply to Paper Pumpkin.

SAVE 15% ON DESIGNER SERIES PAPER!

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now is a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!  The birthday discount will apply to this offer.

In addition, I will be offering 1/4 of of 4 designs of my choice for $15.98.  This would mean you would receive 6 – 12 X 6 sheets of the 12X12 DSP and 12 – 6 X 6 sheets of the 6X6 DSP.  This is IF 4 people choose to participate, and my choice of DSP.  More will be coming out by E-mail.  The birthday discount does not apply to this offer.

I hope to see you at October Stamp Camp.  Please let me know as soon as you can what day you might be coming and what cards you choose to do.

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