ADDENDUM–CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

Somehow I lost the message layer for Christmas Lights in the original Blog Post!

The Lights Aglow DSP includes a pattern than has 2 gold framed  circles and 2 gold framed squares.  These framed images have been die cut  (some with scallops, some without) and gold embossed with “Happy Christmas”.  The gold embossing does not show up well in the images below. Sorry about the confusion!  Rosemary08.01.22 Christmas Lights Square Scalloped Msg. Layer

08.01.22 Christmas Lights Round Message

FALL FUN!

10.28.21 Fall Fun front

Once again we are using the Seasons of Fun Stamp Set – this time for Thanksgiving!  We have the young boy with his cat and dog frolicking in the leaves that I’m sure an adult had raked carefully into a pile!  This art work is stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The Scan n’Cut pre-cut the dogs for us allowing the dog to be popped up on dimensionals as he leaps into the leaves.  The art work is adhered to an Early Espresso Scalloped Square and adhered with dimensionals onto the Beauty of the Earth DSP.  Now, if you are the first person to notify my what specifically was used to embellish the message from the third Classic Cloche view (the flat view) PLUS your November Stamp Camp card order, you will win a Seasons of Fun Stamp Set.  The Old Olive thankful sentiment does not show up well from the angle this picture was taken.  Originally Early Espresso was used but we felt Old Olive showed up better.  Other sentiments that can be die cut include AUTUMN, GRATEFUL, and BLESSINGS.

10.28.21 Fall Fun messageThe message layer includes a Seasonal Sentiments message.  Scattered leaves are stamped and colored on the message layer and envelope.  It appears the Stampin’ Blends missed a leaf here!.  A slim strip of DSP also embellishes the message layer.

Although this is the final card for November Stamp Camp, I do want you to see the Christmas Wreath that is being offered on November 18th and 20th.  I would like to limit the class size to 4 crafters each day but that number is negotiable.

10.28.21 Christmas Wreath  The 10” wreath is wrapped in Stampin’Up ribbon and has a gold tie for hanging.  Construction is done with 1 1/4” “T-Pins” and Glue Dots.  The bow will be premade and is gathered florist style with wire.  The Scan n’Cut will precut the poinsettia petals and leaves in red and green foil card stock.  The crafter will need to emboss the poinsettia petals and leaves.  I prefer the appearance of the die-cut gold branches versus the ones cut by the Scan n’Cut which are very flat.  Each crafter will receive the wreath, 10 yards of green ribbon, 10 yards of gold twine, all necessary T-pins, and the poinsettia, leaves, and branch foil card stock.  The cost is $20.  If you are interested in this project, please let me know, and of course, which day works better into your schedule.  I would guesstimate 3-4 hours as there is only one set of dies for embossing the leaves and petals.  Debbi and I have an idea in mind for 2022 – a snowflake wreath!

Hope to see you at November Stamp Camp!  Rosemary – (C)630.965.1965 – (H)630.759.3089 – paperrose01@aol.com

FLORAL SQUARES

09.23.21.Happiest btd Coral flowerI absolutely love this cute fun fold! using the Floral Square Dies and the All Squared Away stamp set.  At first glance, this set did not appeal to me, but when I starting seeing what others were creating, I realized this set was an absolute gem!  I chose Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight as my colors to coordinate with Bird Ballad DSP.  This card is so very very easy and fast to make. 

09.23.21 Happiest Btd coral messageWhen the upper flap is lifted up the the lower flat is dropped flat, this is what you see.!  Note the use of a flower that matches the striped DSP used on the outside of the card.  I pulled out long retired Candy Dots from my Stampin’Up archives.  I loved these little metal dots that came in each and every color.  These embellishments fit perfectly in the center of the little flowers and there is a large color selection!

09.23.21 Happiest Btd striped flowerThe key to the ease of this card is the floral square.  There are 4 different squares to choose from – each with a different flower or flowers.  The die cuts out the square, leaves and flower(s) in one step.  There are separate dies to be used for the flower(s) so you simply adhere your colored flower(s) over the original die cut flower.  In this image I used a striped flower to match the DSP and added a Calypso Coral shoestring bow.  In the first imaged I used a retired green plaid bow.

092721 Happiest message short.The message layer for the second sample is identical to the first with the exception of the flower being a solid color – Calypso Coral.  Because of the multitude of colors used in the DSP, most any color could be used for the die-cut flowers. 

Isn’t this a cute and cheerful card?  I’d love to receive it for my birthday!  And speaking of my birthday, I am offering a personal 20% Stampin’Up discount from October 3rd thru the end of October, 2021.  Several of these birthday cards in the cute SU acetate card boxes would make a great Christmas gift.  The acetate boxes hold up to 5 – 5 1/4 X 4 cards plus envelopes.

Don’t forget to let me know which cards you would like to make and which day you plan on coming – and remember your masks.  If you prefer Cards to Go, please be specific as to what you want.

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

August Stamp Camp–Welcoming Window–resending

TRUE CONFESSION:  I don’t know which card from August Stamp Camp that I like the best.  I usually have a favorite – but not this month!  Let’s start with WELCOMING WINDOW!

07.27.21 Welcoming Window card PoppyThis darling set is on page 15 of the current annual catalog.  The dies are great and emboss as they cut leaving nicely textured wood images.  I cased this card from another Stampin’Up demonstrator – Cindy Lee Bee Designs – as I fell in love with the curtain idea.

   

07.27.21 Welcoming Window msg PoppyMy colors are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade.  The curtains are actually a 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 square of leftover Plaid Tidings DSP from 2020 punched with a scallop edge.  The Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder adds wonderful texture.  A Cinnamon Cider flower pot boasts a Poppy Parade plant on the message layer.

07.27.21 Welcoming Window card CobblerThe second sample includes Cherry Cobbler curtains and flowers.  You can choose the pattern and flower/curtain color of your choice.  The flowers are 2-step stamping.  I haven’t decided if its easier to stamp the flowers and then the greenery or vice versa.

07.27.21 Welcoming Window msg CobblerA cute pitcher holds a flower bouquet on the message layer.  The Stamp Set/Die Bundle includes several flower pot sizes as well as this darling pitcher.

August Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday August 5 from 10 am – 4 pm, Friday August 6 from 10am – 4 pm, and Saturday August 7 from 9 am – 2:30 pm.  Please note the time on Saturday as we have a conflicting engagement.

imageTake advantage of the selected DSP on sale.  Share with a crafting buddy or 2.  Read all about it at July Designer Series Paper Special – this sale ends July 31, 2021.

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Click on the image above for a free digital download you can use for creating cards or other artwork.  This free download is available until mid 2021.

Looking forward to seeing you next week.  Please let me know what day you choose to come and which cards you would like to make!

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

The Elegant White Poinsettia

Trying once again to send this Post. 

While creating the white poinsettia card, 2 things occurred – first, CHRISTMAS fell on the craft room floor and it took husband Norb several minutes to find it.  Second, I found JOY in the bathroom!  How many of you can say Christmas fell to the floor and you found joy in the bathroom?

08.26.20-White-Poinsettia-foil_thumbThis card has created some discussion within my family – which do you prefer – the red or the white poinsettia?  I love them both so I have yet to make a decision.  This elegant card features a 2 layered poinsettia that is die cut with the Poinsettia dies from the Plush Poinsettia flocked designer paper. 

08.26.20-White-Poinsettia-white-and-[2]The background DSP for our white poinsettia is the 6X6 Feels Like Frost DSP.  This comes in several patterns of foil with white designs as we see above, and white with foil designs as we see here.  The die cut poinsettias are adhered with glue dots; silver metallic and Shaded Spruce die cut branches embellish the flower. 

08.26.20-White-Poinsettia-close_thumThe beautiful beaded pearl embellishment used on the red poinsettia is also used here.  The Mint Macaron leaves match the card layer.  Note the Christmas Joy.  Using the Sizzix adhesive paper under the cs, one set is die cut in Mint Macaron and one in Shaded Spruce.  They are layered with the spruce shadowing the mint.  Originally, I used the Mint Macaron alone but it was too light.  Using just the Shaded Spruce, the effect was too heavy.  By layering, I was able to keep the peaceful effect but make it legible. 

08.26.20-White-Poinsettia-uns_thumb9Using the same foil as the card front, a miniature poinsettia is made and a dot of yellow Stickles is added.  The tiny flowers are perfect for the card message layer.

So – which do you prefer?  The White Poinsettia or the Red?  I’m interested in learning your preference.  Please let me know as soon as you can which day you will be coming and what cards you choose to create.  Stay tuned for So Much Happy!

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

RED CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA

08.26.20 Red Poinsettia and envDoes this say CHRISTMAS to you?  Poinsettias are a must in my holiday decorating and have always been a favorite.  The Red Velvet cs used for the poinsettia is a dream to craft with.  The background Plush Poinsettia paper is fun to work with.

08.26.20 Red Poinsettia

The green leaves, red satin ribbon, silver accents and beautiful beaded pearl centers embellish the poinsettia perfectly.  Christmas joy is die cut and adheres easily with a few dabs of liquid adhesive.  The silver metallic accents are die cut from my small collection of assorted branch dies.

08.26.20 Red Poinsettia closeCan you see the embossed veins in the poinsettia petals and the leaves?  The dies do both – emboss and die cut with beautiful results.  The flocked Plush Poinsettia paper is 12 X 12 and has 3 patterns of which I have used 2 in the samples.  The dies include the 3 layer sizes shown here plus leaves, branches, flower centers, a full poinsettia die and a teensy flower die.  This smallest poinsettia has become a favorite of mine.

08.26.20 Red Poinsettia msg layer closeI think these small poinsettias are perfect for the message layer of the card.  I adhered 2 together and added the yellow center with Stickles.  I’m embarrassed to say how old this tube of stickles is, but it still works perfectly.  I’ve used yellow Stickles as the actual flower of the poinsettia is the yellow center.  The red petals are bracts.

The Red Christmas Poinsettia is one of the cards being offered at September Stamp Camp – September 3rd from 10am to 4 pm, September 4th from 10am to 4pm, and September 5th from 9am to 4pm.  Masks are required as is frequent hand washing.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate so that breaks and eating can be done outside.  If we encounter rain, the garage may become our break room.  I am still limiting the number of attendees – especially with the increased Covid-19 infection rate in Will County.  Following Governor Pritzker’s rules, our stamp camp will not allow party buses, our gaming tables will be closed at 11pm, and room capacity will be limited to 25%. 

There is a minor change to pricing for September Stamp Camp.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards but additional poinsettia cards will be $3.50 each.  Additional Sunflower Shakers or So Much Happy will remain $3.00. 

As always, I ask for as much advance notice as possible to insure I have the quantity of cards ready when you come.  Stay tuned for the next blog post. 

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

You’re the Best (re-posting)

I believe this posted prematurely and now I’m having difficulty getting it to post.  If you receive it more than once, I apologize. 

I’ve wanted to use this set for some time, and with the help of the Scan and Cut, here we go!

05.30.20-Just-my-Type-red_thumb66This cute set – P.S. You’re the Best – was one of the sets I purchased 2 years ago, and never used.  There are no dies, but it can be easily cut with snips, or in this case, use the Scan and Cut.  A black shadow that is slightly larger than the stamped image is also cut.  The only newsprint Designer Series Paper (DSP) in my archives is Vanilla, so the card ends up in Very Vanilla, Basic Black and a touch of Real Red.

05.30.20-Just-my-Type-gingham_thumb5Although it is hard to see, this typewriter keys and space bar have been colored with Stampin’ Blends Smoky Slate.  If you choose, you can color more, less or none as shown in the first sample.  The typewriter “paper” is stamped with the alphabet and a tiny red glimmer butterfly rests nearby.  The ribbon and bow are either 1/4” red gingham or 3/8” Real Red.  The envelope is stamped “You’re just my type”. 

05.30.20-Just-my-Type-msg-red_thumb5The message layer allows a more personalized message.  This message layer features a stamped typewriter with the sentiment stamped in Real Red.  The corners are festooned with Real Red 3/8” satin ribbon to match the bow on the card front.

05.30.20-Just-my-Type-msg-gingham_thThe message layer shown here is stamped with a different sentiment and has the red gingham ribbon to match the card front.  You can choose the sentiment from the set for the message layer.  You can also choose the bow and matching ribbon. 

Youre-the-Best-message-choices_thumbThe sentiment choices are shown here and will be stamped in Real Red.  Note the flower and heart choices if you’re not sure what to say.  However, “You’re the best” is a safe choice for most folks unless you are sending the card to your arch enemy!  You can also leave the typewriter “paper” blank. 

As noted in the 2 previous blogs, this will be a Non-Stamp Camp and you can pick up your card packets which will not be made until ordered.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

Healthy Blessings,

Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (Cell/text)630.965.1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

SENDING SPRING FLOWERS

Sending Spring 1I think this is is a lovely spring card – daisies, tulips and gingham!  The sending Flowers Die set is part of the Sale-A-Brations promotion available for $27.  Check it out here Sale-A-Brations Coordination.  The die is one piece – the leaves, flowers, circle and leaflets all from this wonderful die. The flower stems and leaves are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The sample shown here uses light and dark Call Me Clover Blends.  Quite truthfully, it is much easier and faster to use one color for the stems/leaves.  Sending Spring Dies

There are 2 separate dies for the flower heads which allows for colorful flower faces to be adhered to the blossom.  There are 3 daisy sizes and I think 2 tulip sizes.  When I measure the 2 larger tulips they appear to be the same size but sometimes I think my eyes are playing tricks on me and 1 might be smaller than the other!

Sending Spring 2The first sample of Sending Spring Flowers is done with a rainbow of colors.  The second sample red daisies and purple tulips.  Both samples have pearls centered in the daisies.  The sentiments for both cards use the dies included with the set.  The card stock choices for Sending Spring Flowers are Night of Navy as seen here as Mint Macaron as seen above.  There is an assortment of gingham designer series paper to choose from. 

Sending Spring Flowers paper assortment

An assortment of blue, red, pink orange, lavender, and yellow is available for the Sending Spring Flowers cards.

This is a fun card and I think you will enjoy it!  I hope you can make it to March Stamp Camp –

Mini Catalog

Hi Crafters!  I want to make sure everyone has access to the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog so I’m including the link here.  Make sure you check these stamps, embellishments and dies out because when they’re gone, they’re gone!!! 

TEA TOGETHER

Imagine sitting with a friend sipping tea and having your friend tell you how wonderful you are!

04.24.19 Teapot lightWhat says a cup of tea better than a teapot?  This Berry Burst teapot is layered on a Whisper White embossed card front.  Debbie designed this card and chose to embellish the card front layer with beautiful Blushing Bride roses from the Petal Promenade DSP.  The top edge of the DSP is die cut with one of the Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies.  The teapot features a die-cut flower colored with Stampin’ Blends and embellished with a coordinating center.  This same flower is added to the corner of the card front and to the message layer.  The sentiment is stamped in black, die cut, and framed in Berry Burst.  Look further down to see this card with a different DSP.

04.24.19 Teacup lightAnd what goes with a teapot?  Well, a teacup, of course.  This card coordinates nicely with the teapot card and uses the same materials, but the card is done vertically instead of horizontally.  The 3 teacups are balanced one on top of the other and feature the same die-cut flower seen on the teapot sample. These flowers are embellished with a single pearl.  Wouldn’t this card be a great way to tell a friend how wonderful they are?

 

 

 

 

 

 

04.24.19 Teapot darkBut maybe you are not a Blushing Bride rose person – maybe you like roses with more depth and variety.  Debbie chose this DSP as an alternate to the one shown above.  The Mossy Meadow of the roses matches the card perfectly.  This is the same card as the first sample but uses a different Petal Promenade DSP pattern. 

 

 

04.24.19 Teacup darkOur final Tea Together sample also features the alternate Petal Promenade DSP.  I love the look of these old fashioned roses.

Which pattern Petal Promenade DSP will you choose?  Which card – the teapot, the teacup or both?  Lots of decisions for May Stamp Camp.  As a final reminder, May Stamp Camp is scheduled for Thursday May 2nd from 12 N – 6 PM, Friday May 3rd from 2 – 6 PM, and Saturday May 4th from 9 AM – 4 PM.  If these dates/times don’t work for you, please contact me and we can schedule an another date/time.  All tools and supplies are supplied and the fridge has soda pop and water.  Chances are quite good that a snack of some type will be found on the kitchen counter.  Cost for May Stamp Camp is $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  Please let me know which day you will be coming and which cards you wish to make.

Remember that the current Stampin’ Up catalogs retire June 3rd.  To see items that will not be coming back, please check out the retiring list at Last Chance Products.  If supplies of these items exhaust before June 3rd, the items will not be replenished.

May Stamp Camp is a great opportunity to create cards for your wonderful friends.  I look forward to seeing you as you are MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS!

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