Technical Snafu on Paperrose01 blog

Hello fellow Paperrose01 blog followers, this is the head geek here at the blog. We are in the process of getting Paperrose set up an new blogging machine and during that process, I hate to say it, I let a temporary blog get sent out to all of you. This should not happen again in the future, as we will have all the snafus worked out before hand.

Thank you,
The Head Geek @ Paperrose01 Blog

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Lotus Blossom–or St. Patrick’s Day?

The third card for March Stamp Camp can be done either as the Lotus Blossom, or as St. Patrick’s Day .  The basic layout remains the same.

The original layout for the Lotus Blossom/St. Patrick’s Day card is quite different from what we will actually be doing. 

2015-02-28 Lotus originalMy original thought had been to create a subdued Z card which we see here.  It is a lovely card, but by the time we make 4 lotus blossoms, it can be time-consuming.  Stamping the blossom images is not difficult, but it takes time to ensure you are stamping each color over the proper area of the image.  There are arrows on the stamps to align so that all go in the same direction, but I am hesitant to make a mark on my cs to align the arrows.  So, I decided to go with a simpler (and brighter) version for our card…2015-02-28 Lotus

and here it is.  Note how we use a single lotus blossom on the card and have added colorful DSP while staying with our original color scheme.  I did choose to add a lotus blossom to my envelope, and on one card, I added a blossom inside my card, but only 1 image is really needed.  I did change up the stamping order.  SU suggests you start with the darkest shade, then stamp the medium, and finally the lightest shade.  I found it difficult to align the top of the stem with the bottom of the flower when I followed their suggestion.  So after stamping the two-part stem, I recommend stamping the lightest image first, then the medium, and finally the darkest shade.  What is nice about this set is that you can re-stamp any of the 3 colors.  I used either Crisp Cantaloupe/Calypso Coral/Tangerine Tango, or So Saffron/Daffodil Delight/Crushed Curry.  Tiny butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits folder embellish the card as do several colored rhinestones.  Although I stamped Easter Blessings on my cards, any larger message image would work.  This would make a great birthday or thinking of you card.  2015-02-28 Shamrock

Now if you prefer making a card for your Irish friends, this version of our card is perfect.  The DSP, scalloped edge and ribbon treatment are the same – just different colors.   The message is stamped in Garden Green and die cut with the oval framelits.  A frame of Champagne Glimmer Paper is also die cut and placed around the message.  Small rhinestones, punched green shamrocks, and green shamrock gems embellish the card and provide some bling.

What will you choose – lotus blossoms or green shamrocks?

Don’t forget – March 5th (2 – 9 PM), 6th (2 – 9 PM) and March 7th (9 AM – 4 PM). Only the spring/Easter basket remains to be posted. Check back soon and don’t forget to let me know if you will be coming.  If you know which day, that is great but not necessary. 

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

Gift Box Punch Board

Today has been Box Day at the Przybylski household!  I spent the day making sample boxes for our September Stamp Camp.  Here is a picture of my day’s collection:

Boxes 2I made several sizes and used several thicknesses of paper:  Stampin’ Up DSP, Big Box Store DSP, Core’dinations, and regular SU card stock.  Instructions that come with the Gift Box Punch Board ($19.95) are very user friendly (even I can understand them).  A suggestion is made to adhere the folds inside or outside the box in order to increase the strength of the box; I tried both ways.   One thing is definite – the bigger boxes do best with heavier card stock.  There is no need to make a separate lid as these boxes have self closure.

Open boxThis picture is of an open box.  You can faintly see the folds adhered inside the box.  Note the thin curved cut on each flap.  By joining the curved cuts on opposite sides, the box closes.  This particular box was made from black and gray SU DSP.  The DSP cracked at some of the score lines, and the white inner core peeked through.  Care must be given when choosing cs for these boxes.

Closed boxHere you can see a close-up of a small closed box.  See how the flaps join and close the box.  Pretty cool!

For the September Stamp Camp, you can choose the size box you want as well as the card stock you wish to use.  I will work with you as you score, fold, and close.  You can embellish your box as you wish.  The decorations I used were simple – silver tree brads, punched bats, felt flowers, punched DSP, and lots of ribbon. 

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, the Gift Box Punch Board amazes me. – this is such a simple solution for a small gift – a few cookies, a bag of candy, small Bath and Body products, lip gloss,  jewelry, etc.  This box is perfect for the mailman, Secret Santa, friends, foes and family. 

I hope to see you at the September Stamp camp – Thursday and Friday (Sept. 4th and 5th) from 2 – 9 PM, and Saturday (Sept. 6th) from 9 AM to 4 PM. Come when it is convenient for you. $12 is the cost for all the supplies and tools. Give me a call if you need a different date or time. I am very flexible.  Many thanks to those of you who have already let me know when you will be attending. 

Hubby and I went over our calendar last night, and determined the dates/times for the two special workshops I will be offering this fall.  I don’t have a cost yet, but will try to keep the price as inexpensive as possible. 

  • Iris Folding – two cards (one Christmas, one fall) on Friday October 17th from 3 – 5 PM and 7 – 9 PM; Saturday October 18th from 10 AM – 12 N and 1 – 3 PM.  As I will need to demonstrate and give verbal instructions, I am giving specific times.  Samples will be posted.  Iris Folding is beautiful and so easy!  You need two good eyes and patience!
  • Stamp-A-Stack – 3 or 4 each of 5 different Christmas cards (total of 15 or 20 cards.)  Thursday November 13th and Friday November 14th from 2 – 9 PM and Saturday November 15th from 9 AM to 4 PM.  These cards will be totally different from cards done at Stamp Camp.  We will be using different stamp sets.  Samples will be posted.

My computer son – Larry – is going to update the blog with links to the Holiday book and the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.  I can be computer challenged at times and he has to take over.  Give me a call or send an E-mail if you have any questions or concerns about Stamp Camp, the upcoming special workshops, or need some interesting recipes!

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

Late Summer Garden

Do you get as much peace from your garden as I do from mine?  Many of you have seen my roses, hibiscus, daisies, petunias, black-eyed susans, and hydrangeas.  Of course, I have Rick’s Landscaping to thank for most of this, but hubby and I (well, 99.9% hubby) have watered and trimmed.  I have eaten the yummy tomatoes, basil and chives from our back door garden.  But don’t we ALL love a peaceful garden?

Garden brown burlapThis is how I chose to create our late summer garden card.  I love the look and feel of  Chocolate Chip on the Baked Brown Sugar “back fence” which comes from the Hardwood background stamp ($13.95).  My method of stamping this image is a bit unique.  I don’t even mount it.  I simply lay it on a piece of scratch paper, ink it, place my Baked Brown Sugar cs on top, place a larger piece of scratch paper on top of everything, and rub.  This method works well for me.  The stamped and die cut flowers and foliage branch come from the retired Secret Garden stamp and framelits sets.  However, the single leaves were stamped and die cut from the Flower Patch Stamp Set ($25.95 for 19 stamps) and the Flower Fair Framelits ($24.95).  I like the detail found in the retired set. 

Garden white burlapThe focal point of these samples is a “big box” burlap flower.  I purchased these half-price earlier this summer.  There are 6 types you can choose from.  The “garden” is layered on the new Darling Doily Thinlit.  This die is much much easier to use than the Sizzlit die that was available last year.  There is still a bit of poking required with a toothpick to insure all the openings are cleared, but many of the pieces fall out on there own if you gently bang the thinlet against a hard surface (I use my desk).  The doily tames down the coarse burlap flower.  A few embellishments were added to the flower centers.  A bit of Calypso Coral Organdy Ribbon adds more texture to the burlap, doily, embellishments and appearance of the hardwood background.  I have stamped and die cut many of the flowers and leaves and plan to have many of the hardwood images pre-stamped for you.

One more project remains to be posted – the Holiday Box made with the new Gift Box Punch Board.  Now, I will admit I was awed by this new punch board.  You create a box that has its own closure – all done with one piece of paper.  I’ve fooled around with the smallest box (2 X 2 X 2) and the largest one (4 X 4 X 4).  How easy to make your own box, fill it with whatever, close it, tag it, and give it to a neighbor, family member, co-worker, etc.  This is a perfect Secret Santa solution!

Check back tomorrow for this last project for the September Stamp Camp – Thursday and Friday (Sept. 4th and 5th) from 2 – 9 PM, and Saturday (Sept. 6th) from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Come when it is convenient for you.  $12 is the cost for all the supplies and tools.  Give me a call if you need a different date or time.  I am very flexible. 

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

A Little Smile for our August Stamp Camp!

HedgehogsI absolutely love this hedgehog stamp.  What a great way to get back to stamping after a summer off!  A Little Smile is $12.95 and is on page 113 in the 2014-2015 catalog.  A color scheme of new colors Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey are perfect for this smiling card.  I used the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack which will allow you – the crafter – to pick your own designer paper.  The Moonlight stack is WONDERFUL and full of exciting DSP – 48-4 1/2 X 6 1/2 sheets.  There are 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.  A bit of Hello Honey ribbon sets off the card.  However, the most exciting part of this card is the coloring!  You will use the new Stampin’ Up Blendabilities.  The card was colored using Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.  I just unpacked the remaining Blendabilities – Calypso Coral Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate and Wisteria Wonder.  The only color I don’t have is the 6-piece set of the Skin Tone Assortment.  I am pleased with all the colors except Old Olive which is very drab.  Perhaps a Garden Green will come out in the future. 

A quick word about Paper Pumpkin.  I don’t believe I have ever mentioned this Stampin’ Up product.  However, as there is a half-price special, I want to bring it to your attention.  What is Paper Pumpkin?   Paper Pumpkin comes to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage) and will help you to escape your life with some paper fun.  This product comes in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the inside:  All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!  Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!  Check out some of my past Paper Pumpkins at August Stamp Camp.  Now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months.  If you are not satisfied, you can simply cancel.  Offer Dates: July 16, 2014–September 10, 2014.  Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).  Visit MyPaperPumpkin.com to join. Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up.  New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

I hope you can join us for the August Stamp Camp – Thursday, August 7th (2 – 9 PM), Friday, August 8th (2 – 9 PM), and Saturday, August 9th (9 AM – 4 PM). Come when it is convenient for you. All materials and tools are provided and the cost remains at $12.00.  We will be doing 4 fun cards and you can experiment with Blendabilities, pick up my end of year calendar, look thru the exciting Holiday Catalogue, check out Paper Pumpkin and the new items I have ordered from the 2014-15 catalogue.  And who knows – I may have a few retired stamp sets out for sale!

Give me a call or send me an E-mail if you have any concerns or questions.  I can always accommodate you at an alternate time if you are unable to make the days/times mentioned above. 

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

p.s.  Check back tomorrow for another post!

An August Sneak Peek

PAPERROSE END OF YEAR CALENDAR 2014

· August 7, 8, 9: Back to Stamping

· September 4, 5, 6: A Bit of Christmas

· October 2, 3, 4:  A Graphic 45 Surprise

· November 6, 7, 8: Holidays, Holidays, Holidays

· December 4, 5, 6: A Christmas Pop Up

Stampers,

What a wonderful mid-west summer we are having – that is unless you love HOT HOT HOT weather.  These temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s are fine for me!  I am having an interesting summer.  My 96 year-old Mother arrived on July 4th and is staying until August 30th.  We are having some great times together.  I am continuing to take paper crafting classes to “expand my horizons.”  Went to a Christmas Tag class and all the products used were from Tim Holtz (Ranger brand).  I was quite inked up by the end of the class (nails, arms, hands, etc.)  I continue to enjoy the Dream Weaver projects, and I love Iris Folding.  Iris Folding is similar to paint by number – but you tape by number instead. 

The Holiday Catalogue is very exciting.  I believe the catalogs will be send out on August 1st so check your mail carefully – although it is quite a large mailing and I doubt if you could miss it!

Our August Stamp Camp is right around the corner – Thursday, August 7th (2 – 9 PM), Friday, August 8th (2 – 9 PM), and Saturday, August 9th (9 AM – 4 PM).   Come when it is convenient for you.  All materials and tools are provided and the cost remains at $12.00.  I am just starting the August blogs, but wanted to give you an early sneak peek.  You will have the opportunity to work with the new Stampin’ Up Blendabilities markers.  We will also be creating a button garden, will make a very elegant masculine card as well as a cute coffee cup card.  Here’s your sneak peek:

Wetlands sneak peakHedgehog sneak peek

buttons gems sneak peak

Coffee pink sneak peak

 

 

 

 

Check back for the blog posts for each card.  Paper is cut and ready to go.  I look forward to seeing you all in August!

My New Most Favorite Set + Join SU for only $50!

I have a brand new most favorite set – WORK OF ART!  This new set is in the new 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up catalogue (pick up your catalogue at the June Stamp Camp) and has won my heart.  Here it is:

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Now my first impression of this set was not favorable and I saw quite a few cards created by other SU demonstrators that I did not care for.  BUT…check out this card:Work of art lg btfly

I love the rainbow arcs of color!  This card makes me want to smile.  It is simply a note of cheer that is appropriate for anyone.  We will be making this card at our June Stamp Camp as a birthday card.  However, you can actually use any message you want, turning the card into a thinking of you, congratulations, or other type of card.  You will have the opportunity to use either of the Papillion Potpourri small butterfly stamps and the Bitty Butterfly punch.  Actually, that’s not true as I have already stamped and punched butterflies for everyone.  And the possibilities for this set!  Endless!  Look at the envelopes I stamped to coordinate with my cards.Work of art envelopes a

Aren’t these fabulous!  I feel like a “fabulous work of art!”  And it is sooooooooooooooooo easy to coordinate your message with the card front.  Check out these 4 samples.

 

Work of art inside 1

 

 

 

Work of art inside 2aDoesn’t this look like fun!  This is just one of the fantastic cards we will be making at our June Stamp Camp.  Dates and times are:  Thursday, June 5 from 2 to 9 PM; Friday, June 6 from 2 to 9 PM; and Saturday, June 7 from 9 AM to 4 PM.  If you have a conflict with these dates/times, please let me know, and we can arrange an alternate date/time – or you can purchase a kit.  A kit includes all the materials and the stamping, embossing, die cutting, punching, etc. has been done for you.  The kit currently costs the same as attending the stamp camp – $12.00.  In my retired life, I am very flexible!

I will have the new 2014-2015 Stampin’ Up catalogues for everyone who attends the June Stamp Camp, or stop by and pick a catalogue up – I do  not charge for the catalogues.  You can see the new colors, new stamps, new Blendabilities.  The Blendabilities are exclusive alcohol-based marker sets, come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color ), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. We recommend using Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities, but any one of our cardstocks would work just as well. Instead of using StazOn, the black Momento ink brand is used ($5.95).  We will be using black Momento at the June Stamp Camp.  I like this ink as it cleans off your stamp much easier than StazOn.  And since traditional alcohol markers require a bit of training and aren’t as accessible, SU has developed videos to ensure that Blendabilities are easy-to-use for everyone!  The videos will be available when Blendabilities can be sold to you.  I have most of the sets, but am not allowed to sell them at this point.  Stampin’ Up is inviting customers to join the Stampin’ Up family for only $50.00

imageFor the next month, new recruits that join Stampin’ Up! can do so at the traditional Starter Kit priced at $99 ($125 product value), or for a limited time, a reduced priced Starter Kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value.) 

Notable Items:

  • This offer is only good until June 30, so take advantage while you can!
  • During this offer, the special $50 starter kit will include $55 in products that you choose; the regular $99 starter kit is also still available.
  • Both kits come with the business bricks which includes catalogues, order forms, and more. 
  • 30 percent discount on your first order (of $150 or more placed within 45 days).  20 percent discount (or more) on all your other orders. 
  • With the new catalog only days away, you can start purchasing brand new catalog items like Blendabilities(*) and Project Life at your brand new demonstrator discounted price!
  • In addition, you’ll be able to get in on the demonstrator preorder for the brand new 2014 Holiday Catalog (starts August 1st for demonstrators)
    • Enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!
  • A Free paper-pumpkin kit will also be included in the starter kit.   
  • New members will also get two FREE months of Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS) if they sign up for the DBWS within their first 21 days.
  • All starter kit orders must be finalized by June 30, 2014:
    • Online IDA: 11:50 pm  (MT)
    • Mail Order: June 30, 2014
  • Plus, you will be part of my team – the PaperRoses!  I will be your mentor and will meet with you monthly to discuss your goals, plans, card ideas, upcoming events, and however else I can be of assistance.  However, this does not include menu and dinner preparation for your family or laundry or housecleaning!!!!
  • Common questions I receive about joining Stampin’ Up! and the Paperroses:

    What are the minimum sales requirements?
    You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission.
    What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
    Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum.

    Can I be my own hostess?
    Absolutely yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop. You will be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, as well as the demonstrator benenfits, receiving your instant income and commission. Or just submit orders of your own that total $150 or more!
    Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
    No, you are not required to recruit. If you were to sign up new recruits, you would be paid override commissions on their sales. This is a perk, not a requirement

    What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit?
    You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders

    Let me know if you have any questions!

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