IRIS FOLDING–4-Color Heart Triple

Welcome to Iris Folding where we work with origami and washi papers from Japan.  The only stamping we will do in our January Iris Folding class is the message.  We will use Stampin’Up card stock for the actual card and layers but these beautiful Japanese papers along with snips and tape will do the rest.

Iris Folding Valentine 1The first card for our January 16 and 18 workshop is titled  4-Color Heart Triple. I trimmed the pre-cut Iris Folding cs to allow for a black and a gold frame.  I used the SU retired Love Note border die on the right side of the card and added a gold strip to my message layer to carry the gold theme throughout the card.  3 SU gold metallic pearls were also used.  Note the use of peel-off stickers for the sentiment and the row of hearts at the bottom of the card.Iris Folding Valentine CloseThis is is a closeup of the finished iris folding.  Note the use of 4 papers – a crinkled gold, a red and gold, a red and white, and a red foil.  The red foil is actually florist foil used to wrap plant containers.  The crinkled gold is a beautiful soft paper and costs $1 per 6X6 sheet.  The red and gold comes from one of my favorite Japanese companies and costs $3 per sheet.  I did note that Target carries some origami papers as does Amazon.   

Iris folding is not about making an iris but rather folding strips of colored paper in such a way to form a design.  The center of the design forms an iris – a shape reminiscent of the iris diaphragm of a camera lens.  The photographic lens in a camera is called an iris diaphragm.

If you have an interest in learning this technique, I hope you can come to one of the iris folding classes scheduled for January 16 (11AM – 4 PM) and January 18 (9AM – 4PM). There is a limit of 5 attendees for each day.  The cost is $9 for 2 cards, and all supplies and tools will be provided.  Please feel free to bring a snack.  As always, we will have an assortment of beverages. 

Next, I will be posting the birthday card planned for the iris folding classes.  Please let me know if you plan on attending.  I will only cut paper for those who let me know in advance that they will be coming.  The better Japanese papers are expensive and I cannot easily reuse them for other projects the way I use extra SU card stock.

As a reminder, our regular Stamp Camp is scheduled for February 6, 7, and 8!  New stamps, dies and ideas!

Blessings, Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630,965,1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

FOREVER LOVELY (Cas’d from Patty Bennett)

Patty Bennett is one of the top 10 Stampin’ Up demonstrators.  She is located in the San Francisco area and I admire many of her creations.  Generally when I CAS a card, I make many changes.  However, this is an exact copy of Patty’s card although our measurements may differ slightly.  I must mention, that this is NOT a 5-minute card – patience is a must. 

01.20.19 Forever Lovely 2This card is truly Forever Lovely.  Done in Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo, it is the perfect card not only for Valentine’s Day but also for a birthday or a wonderful pick-me-up.  How would you feel if you received this card from a friend?  The card features the Forever Lovely Suite shown here in the new Occasions Catalog.  We start with a 4 X 2 piece of Lovely Lipstick and die cut the Edgelit of the roses and leaves. The challenging part it to make sure your edgelit is on straight.  I use bits of Washi Tape to insure my die does not move.

01.20.19 Forever Lovely 1After the Lovely Lipstick is cut, I place it up against the Whisper White top layer and after insuring the white layer is straight, I use Washi Tape to hold the die of roses and leaves in place making sure it matches the cut Lovely Lipstick Edgelit.  The Precision Base Plate is used to die cut this image.  Although hard to see, the die also embosses some floral images.  The Lovely Lipstick image is adhered to the Whisper White layer and “All My Love” DSP is tucked into the end.  You have two choices of the DSP to choose from. White trimmed Lovely Lipstick 1/2” ribbon is knotted either around the white layer or around the entire card front.  Two Heart Epoxy Droplets are colored with Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, allowed to dry, and then placed on the card front. 

As a reminder, February Stamp Camp is Thursday February 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday February 8th from 2 to 6 pm, and Saturday February 9th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can rearrange the schedule.

In case you missed my previous e-mail and blog posts, I have made the hard decision to increase the price of Stamp Camp to $14.  I have kept the $12 price for years but with everything creeping up in price, I am forced to increase to $14. 

Remember it’s Sale-A-Bration time.  Through  March 31, for every $50 in product you purchase from Stampin’ Up, you can choose something free from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  There is foil, ribbon, and stamps to choose from.  There are 2 more detailed items available if you purchase $100 in product.  Check it out here at Sale-A-Bration.

To help you choose something free from Sale-A-Bration, I am discounting all Stampin’ Up card stock, DSP, specialty papers, etc. by an extra 10% for the month of February. As this is a Paper Rose discount, orders will need to come through me.  This is the time to stock up on those basics you use throughout the year!

I am very excited about our March Stamp Camp – “Bunches of Butterflies!”  We will see butterflies, butterflies, and more butterflies!.  The dates for March Stamp Camp are March 7, 8 and 9.  I am working on the 2019 calendar and will soon have it done.

Hope to see you next month!

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

JUST FUR YOU

Hmmm…I was just reading that the color for 2019 is coral.  Coral is okay in my book but I much prefer pink.  The Stampin’ Up Flirty Flamingo is a pinky coral and we will be using it on this card as well as another of our February cards.  The next card/s is for the pet lover in our lives.  I happen to be a cat person, but I know many folks have different pets and love them dearly.

01.20.19 Just Fur You bothOur first card is for the pet lover who loves both cats and dogs.  These new animal sets are found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  “Nine Lives is featured on page 32 and Happy Tails is on page 33.  These pets can be stamped as seen here or other images including spots and color variations can be used.  In addition, there are assorted messages and other pet items that can be incorporated.  There is a punch for the cat that we used last year and a new “Dog Builder Punch”.  These are basic stamps and punches that never go out of style.  I love some of the sentiments:  “Keep calm and wag on, “A friend like you comes around ONCE in nine lives, “A Best Friend Leaves A Paw Print on your Heart,” and more. These stamps are great for any occasion.  I can picture this done in red and green for Christmas with a red bow on the cat and a holiday leash on the dog.

01.20.19 Just Fur You catDaughter Debbie designed these cards in Pretty in Pink (Ret), Lovely Lipstick, and a bit of Flirty Flamingo Designer Paper from the new “All My Love” DSP series.  A retired heart punch borders our pet/s which are popped up on Lovely Lipstick and Whisper White scalloped ovals.  The white cardstock has been dry embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder (my fav).  Lovely Lipstick 1/8” ribbon covers the seams under the ovals.  The animals are colored with Stampin’ Blends and could be highlighted with touches of Wink of Stella for a bit of glimmer.  The sentiment “JUST FUR YOU!” is perfect for any occasion

01.20.19 Just Fur You dogAnd finally, we see our pet pooch – perched regally on our card.  A Lovely Lipstick leash would be cute stamped on his neck.  There is also a paw image stamp that could be incorporated on the front or inside of this canine card.

I hope you can make it to our February Stamp.  Although we have a valentine theme, these cards could be used for other occasions.  February Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday February 7th from 12 noon to 6 pm, Friday February 8th from 2 to 6 pm, and Saturday February 9th from 9 am to 4 pm.  If these times don’t work for you, please let me know and we can rearrange the schedule.

Sale-A-Bration is taking place until March 31.  With each $50 Stampin’Up purchase (before tax and shipping), you choose a free item from the current Sale-A-Bration brochure. To help you take advantage of Sale-A-Bration, for the month of February, I am discounting all Stampin’ Up cardstock/paper by an ADDITIONAL 10%.  This means all card stock, DSP, foils, vellum, glimmer, watercolor paper, etc. will be 20% off.  This is a discount offered by Paper Rose so orders will need to be placed thru me.  You can see the pamphlet of freebies at 2019 Sale-A-Brations.

As noted in the e-mail I sent out yesterday, I have made the decision to increase the price of Stamp Camp to $14.  This was a hard decision to make, but everything is slowly rising in cost.  I have kept the Stamp Camp price at $12 for years.  This allows us to continue using the high quality paper, stamps, dies and embellishments sold by Stampin’Up.  The $14 covers everything – supplies, tools and my humor, knowledge and loving touch.  Additional cards above the 4 for Stamp Camp will be $3.

Stay warm my crafty friends!

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

Valentine Panda

Oh My Gosh – I just love the Party Pandas!  And the set is FREE!  You can’t buy this set; you can only get it thru the Sale-A-Bration celebration.  Spend $50 (before tax and shipping) and this set can be yours – or any set found in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

01.19.18 VD Panda WOSThis simple red, black and white card is so cute and perfect for a child or an adult.  The pandas have all been pre-cut with my Christmas present – the Scan’N’Cut!  This great tool cut out the pandas, the hedge-hogs and even the circles and scallop circles.  The doily adds texture and interest.  However, the majority of the Stampin’ Up doilies have one area that is “chopped” off.  So, I have learned to work around the area by hiding it.  Thus, the small black lace bow toward the top of the card.  The sentiment banner comes from Bloomin’ Love set.  There are several sentiments to choose from.

01.19.18 VD PandaIn this second sample, you will see several changes.  The DSP is from last year and there are many patterns to choose from.  The reverse side is white with a red pattern.  The little red heart on the letter Panda is carrying is smaller than the previous sample.  The first sample has a small red glimmer heart adhered to the letter.  Another difference is that the panda does not appear to be as dark as the first sample.  The first panda has black Wink of Stella applied to the black portion of the bear.  The second panda is only the stamped image. 

Isn’t this a card you would love to make?  The February stamp camp dates/times are February 1st and 2nd from 2 – 7 pm, and February 3rd from 9 am – 4 pm.  You may notice that I have changed the 2018 stamp camp hours.  This allows me to spend additional time with my mother.  She will be 100 in July!  However, if you need to come earlier or later, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate the time best for you!

Finally, I will be offering a 20% product discount for the month of February!  This is the time to stock up on your paper, inks and embellishments.  Plus there are some great stamp sets and bundles in the new occasions catalog – Occasions Catalog.  And remember, for every $50 in product, you can choose an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure – Sale-A-Brations.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at stamp camp.  Let me know what day you might be coming so I have adequate card stock cut.  Check back tomorrow to see the last Valentine card. 

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

Sure Do Love You

Welcome back Crafters.  Our second project for February Stamp Camp features the recently retired Quilt Builder Framelits Dies and the new Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.01.19.18 VD Quilt 1

This valentine card features a Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, and gold foil color scheme.  A retired heart embossing folder serves as the background for a scattering of hearts punched from the DSP.  This specialty DSP has many gold foil accents on one side with a brushstroke imagery on the other side.  The quilt image is die cut with in the DSP with a Melon Mambo frame, Rich Razzleberry background and gold foil frame.  The banner message is stamped in Melon Mambo and popped up with dimensionals.  This card is perfect for a favorite loved one.

01.19.18 VD Quilt 2Our second sample may be more appropriate for a close friend.  The retired (but still available on the Clearance Rack) Quilt Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder adds dimension to the background.  The quilt art is identical to the first sample with the exception of a smaller gold foil heart.  Four hearts are scattered on the background compared to seven on the previous sample.  The sentiment “Just for You” can be used for any anyone – a neighbor, co-worker, friend, secret pal, etc.  You can choose the embossing folder of your choice, message, and number of hearts to embellish your card.   How you create your card is up to you.  There are dies and punches for all the art work so no fussy cutting is needed.

Sound like fun?  Check back soon to see card #3 – Valentine Panda featured on a red, white and black card. The Party Pandas stamp set is free with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping).

Remember the dates – February 1, 2, and 3.  Let me know if you plan on attending so I have your kit ready to go.

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

Happy 2018

Hi Crafters!  I’m back for another year of Stampin’Up and crafting with you!  We are starting the year in February – February 1, 2, and 3.  Let’s take a look at the Hedgehog Hugs card we will be doing:

01.19.18 VD Hedgehog 2New laptop for me (hand-me-down from a son) so bear with me .  This is such a cute card – much cuter than the image we see.  Done in an Early Espresso and Real Red color theme, the softly water colored hedgehog on the right is offering the other hedgehog a single flower.  The message, which is hard to read here, says “Sending hedgehugs your way…”

I have been using my Christmas present Scan’n’Cut for the cutting and it has been a learning curve.  I have since learned to add a slight margin around the images so my second sample will be a tinge different. For one thing, the stem for the flower will be a bit wider.   I used the new Stampin’Up Stampin’ Blends for my water coloring.  These are great pens for water coloring.  My mother actually wanted her own set!  The beautiful Wood Textures Designer Paper gives our hedgehogs a perfect background.  You will choose the wood pattern of your choice.  A bit of burlap ribbon and a few red glimmer hearts finish the card.

This is such a wonderful time of year for Stampin’ Up. Did you receive your new Occasions catalog?   If not, let me know, and I will send one your way or you can check it out here Occasions Catalog.  You can find our Hedgehogs in this catalog on page 38.  This is the time of year for Sale-A-Brations.  In case you have never experienced Sale-A-Brations, it is a reward promotion that takes place through March 31st, 2018.  There is a Sale-A-Bration brochure that shows the items you can choose from.  For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you choose a Free product from the brochure.  New this year are even bigger rewards when you spend $100 (before tax and shipping).  If you didn’t receive this brochure, just let me know and I will send one out to you, or you can check it out here Sale-A-Bration.   You will  find the darling Party Pandas set on page 15 of this brochure.  These pandas will be featured on another of our February Valentine cards. 

So mark your calendars now!  February Stamp Camp (AKA Hearts and Hedgehogs) will be held from 2-7 PM on Thursday and Friday February 1 and 2, and from 9 AM-4 PM on Saturday, February 3.  I promise you fun and 4 very different cards.  The price remains at $12 which includes and the tools and supplies and whatever water, soda and munchies you can find.  Check back tomorrow for another post that will feature the retired quilt dies and the beautiful Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (see page 19 in the new Occasions Catalogue).

Keep Warm!  Rosemary – 630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 – paperrose01@aol.com

TO MY VALENTINE

2017.01.24 BLACK TIE HVDMy Black Tie Valentine is one of the three valentine cards that you can make at the February Flowers and Hearts Stamp Camp.  This striking card uses the new Falling Petals embossing Folder – very similar to my favorite Softly Falling folder.  The Whisper White embossed layer is adhered to the Basic Black card and is embellished with a black satin bow and a pair of fussy cut red lips. This card was originally designed for the punched card stock bow.  Using the satin ribbon is a bit trickier but with the help of the bow maker, a bit of Baker’s Twine, and Tombo Multi Liquid Glue, anything is possible.  The satin ribbon allows the sender to slip the card in an envelope while the card stock bow would crease and flatten in an envelope.

2017.01.24  BLACK TIE HVD MSGThe new “Sealed with Love” stamp set was used for both messages and the lips.  Two arrow dies come with the matching  “Love Notes Framelits”.  Gold foil was used for the arrow in this image.  The arrow was cut in half and adhered to the underside of the Happy Valentine’s Day message giving the appearance of an arrow shooting through the message.  A thin strip of “Sending Love” DSP adds a touch of color to the message layer.  This is an ideal valentine for your sweetheart!

2017.01.24 HVD EDGELITI love the heart edgelit that comes with the “Love Notes Framelits”.  The edgelit is easy to use and provides interest and depth.  The hearts can be bent open allowing the reader to peek thru and see what is next.  The Falling Petals embossing folder adds more hearts to the top card layer. The gold die cut arrow  is a bit off line.  I discovered a dimensional covering my access point for the arrow and now place my arrow BEFORE adding the dimensionals.  This view shows the card slightly propped open.

 

 

2017.01.24 HVD EDGE MSG2017.01.24 HVD EDGE SHOWING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view on the left shows the DSP peeking behind the heart edgelit.  When the card is fully open, the complete DSP strip is seen as well as a tiny matching envelope with a “sending love” message embellished with stamped and die cut hearts. There is an assortment of “Sending Love” DSP to choose for your panel and envelope. There are 2 little message dies in the “Love Notes Framelits”. as well as the small envelope and hearts dies. 

2017.01.24 AMORE HDThis is the Amore valentine card and shows you some of the  words in other languages for “love”,  A panel of the “Sending Love” DSP is layered on Basic Black and adhered with dimensionals on a layer of Whisper White cs embossed with “Falling Petals.”  A red foil heart features a smaller Dazzling Diamonds glimmer heart .  A black glimmer arrow pierces the heart thru the center. 

 

 

 

 

 

2017.01.24 AMORE HVD MSGThe message layer of the Amore card is embellished simply with a border punch of hearts allowing the red layer to peek thru.  The Happy Valentine’s Day message is stamped in Real Red and die cut with one of the new Stampin’ Up stitched circles.  A scalloped Real Red circle is layered under the message and  adhered with dimensionals.

There you  have it!  Fiesta, Beautiful You, Lift me Up, and 3 Valentine cards.  What will you choose?  The first 3 can be done as Valentines or as other occasions.  The 3 Valentine cards pretty much need to be used for Valentine’s Day.  As long as you have contacted me by end of day on January 30th, you can let me know which 4 cards or more you wish to make.

As a final reminder, the Flowers and Hearts Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – February 2, 3 and 4. I am changing the Thursday hours to 2 – 9 PM. Friday is also 2-9 PM. If you need to come earlier on either of those days, please let me know. Saturday remains the normal 9 AM – 4 PM.  March Stamp Camp will be held on March 2, 3, 4 with the same times as the February Camp. 

A reminder about Sale-A-Bration!!! This is the time of year when you can get something FREE! Here’s the deal: for every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free. If you did not receive your Sale-A-Bration catalog, you can pick one up at February Stamp Camp, or check it out at Sale-A-Bration January – March 2017. Check out page 11 and the Designer Series Paper made for coloring, the Taco Truck on page 12, and the ever popular Hey Chick on page 17. There are lots of other things, too. So now is the time to order your paper, stamp sets, and other crafting products you want!

Please let me know if you plan on attending this fun stamp camp.  The price remains the same – $12.00 covers everything for 4 cards; additional cards are $2.00 each.

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