Can you believe June is right around the corner?  I have planned something different for June Stamp Camp.  We will be doing a ONE SHEET WONDER.  A One Sheet Wonder means cutting up one sheet of paper and using it to create several different cards.  The designer series paper we will be using is Dainty Flowers.  We used a different pattern of this lovely DSP last month.  A full sheet of this DSP will make 8 cards – 2 sets of 4 different cards.  You can do 1 set of 4 cards, 2 sets of 4 cards (8), 3 sets of 4 cards (12) and on up.  You will just need to tell me how many sets of cards you wish to make.  The sentiments can be birthday, thinking of you, just for you, hello – or any of the available sentiment stamps.  I chose to use Go To Greetings for my samples but you can choose any sentiment you desire. 

05.21.23 View 1The first card – or view 1, comes from the far left side of this pattern of the Dainty Flowers DSP.  The paper was cut at 5 1/4 inches at the top and bottom with a 1 1/2 strip left from the middle.  The 5 1/4  X 12 inch pieces were then cut into 3 inch sections.  As noted above, what we see here is the far left 3 X 5 1/4” section.  The card is done in the bookbinder style.  There are 2 different Wrapped in Texture embossing folders that can be used for the Old Olive strip.  A strip of Baker’s Twine rests in the card fold.   Butterflies from Graphics Fairy were chosen for the 4 cards, 2 of which we see here.  Rhinestones colored with a purple Sharpie embellish the front layer

05.1`.12 View 2The second card – or view 2, comes from the second 3 inch portion of the left side of the DSP.  This simple triangle card layout calls for a 3 X 4 section of DSP.  The original 3 X 5 1/4 piece is trimmed – a little on the top and more on the bottom to allow as much color as possible.  The 3 X 4 section is cut in half and layered on 3 1/4 X 4 1/4 cardstock also cut in half.  Starry Sky was used here.  The sentiment is cut with the Banners Pick A Punch and layered over a thin strip of Starry Sky.  Although hard to see, there are 3 small blue butterflies and 3 blue rhinestones embellishing the card front.

05.21.23 View 3The third card – or view 3, comes from the 3” section that is third from the left, or second from the right strip of Dainty Flowers DSP.  The embossed Blackberry Bliss cs creates a very elegant but simple card.  The retired Swirls and Curls embossing folder adds to the elegance and simplicity.  The DSP is framed in Blackberry Bliss which gives a break between the artwork and the embossed cs.  A single butterfly and 3 pastel pearls embellish this lovely card. No sentiment was added as I felt it would detract from the elegance of the card.

05.21.23 View 4

Our fourth and final card – or view 4 comes from the 3” section of Dainty Flowers DSP that is the right end of the 12”strip of DSP.  This card is done in the flip style and the front panel flips up to show the message layer.  Panels of Crushed Curry festoon both sides of the DSP panel.  The Ornate Floral Embossing Folder provides both interest and depth.  The sentiment uses the Banners Pick A Punch on the ends and is layered over a thin strip of Blackberry Bliss.  2 different butterflies and 3 purple colored rhinestones embellish the card front.

05.21.23 One Sheet Wonder msg layerAt the beginning of this post, I mentioned there was a 12 X 1 1/2 inch strip of Dainty Flowers DSP left from the middle of the 12 X 12 sheet after 5 1/4” was cut off each end for the DSP portion of the 4 cards.  This strip was cut into 4 X 1/2 inch pieces for the message layer of each card and provides a bit of color. The strips for views 1 and 4 will need to trimmed to 3”.

And so we have it – 4 cards from a 12 X 5 1/4” sheet of DSP – or 8 cards from a whole sheet.  You choose how many sets you want – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or more.  Just let me know as soon as you can, how many sets you want and which day you plan on coming, or if you need Cards to Go.  The dates for June Stamp Camp are June 1, 2, and 3 from 10 – 4 each day.  You can come all 3 days or whatever hours work for your schedule.  Just let me know.

Mark your calendars now for July Stamp Camp – July 6, 7 and 8.  We will be doing 1 Christmas card in July and will continue making 1 – 2 Christmas cards per month up until Christmas  We will also be making a geranium card and inking vellum for a fun and decorative card front, 

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630,759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com


01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine card frontThis print seems so large but what I was using was too small.  I’m using my new laptop so it’s trial and error time.

I call this valentine “Retro Girl.”  She is copied from the Graphic Fairy Website that I subscribe to.  The Scan’nCut did the cutting for us and a 2-layer glimmer heart is her flower.  Tiny pink pearls festoon her skirt and hair bow.  Wink of Stella adds glimmer and the retired Falling Hearts embossing folder gives us texture and dimension. 

01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine message layerThe message layer features a pink glimmer heart and a stamped white heart that can be layered on the Rococo Rose punched heart.  The messages for the cards you have seen thus far can be interchanged as you wish.  I miss not having you here so you can choose and stamp the messages yourself.

One card left – stay tuned!

Healthy Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965

Springtime Song

Birds 2I absolutely love this vintage printed image from The Graphics Fairy.  I subscribe to her blog and receive some very interesting vintage images that are free for use.  In Springtime Song, the picture is matted first in Whisper White, then in Pink Pirouette and finally in my favorite retired color – Baja Breeze.  I’m so glad I still have a few sheets left.  Note the use of the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder which really highlights the birds.  A permanent pink marker is used to color a few rhinestones which are embedded in the center of the flowers.  The “Easter Greetings” message is definitely vintage.


Birds inside goodOne of our stampers mentioned using a small envelope on or in one of her cards.  This jogged my memory – we have not used a small envelope in ages!  So, I pulled out the Bigz Scallop Envelope Die and some Core’dinations cs and created an envelope to use inside the Springtime Song card.  I “aged” the envelope with the Stampin’ Sanding Block on the textured surfaces and added a small white card sponged and stamped to match my Pacific Point cs.  The Core’dinations cs for the April Stamp Camp also includes Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight choices.  I finished the card with a punched Petite Petals flower.  I placed the flower on my piercing pad and pressed down firmly.  Presto – my flower petals curved upward leaving a perfect base for another pink rhinestone.  I generally don’t place rhinestones inside a card, but there are several thicknesses of cs on the card front, so I feel confident the rhinestones won’t poke thru.

Don’t forget – April Stamp Camp is right around the corner.  The cost is $12.00 for the 4 projects and includes all materials, supplies, and tools.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Blessings, Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – paperrose01@aol.com