Monday, January 25, 2016

Rose Hill Stamp Camp Saturday, January 30, 2016

What a fun time we'll have at the brand new Stamp Camp in Commerce City.  This is the card we'll be making at my table.
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And here's Melanie's fun Valentine card!

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Plus, eight more Stampin' Up! demos will have cards for you to make at their tables.  See the flyer below for additional info.  Supposed to be a beautiful day -- upper 50s and sunny!  Hoping to see you there!

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Cath  ;D

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cuppa Tea Anyone? (January 2016 Class Project)

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This sweet card is just the thing to thank a friend just for being a friend.  The inside simply says Thank You!


Stamp Sets
* Choose Happiness
* Watercolor Thank You (inside sentiment)

* Whisper White Thick card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
* Bermuda Bay card stock (5-1/4" x 4")
* Whisper White card stock (1" x 3-1/2")
* Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack (3" x 3-3/4" for background; about 3-1/2" x 2" x three contrasting colors for cups)**
* Shimmery White card stock (about 2" x 2" for cup embellishments)
* Silver Foil Sheets (about 3" x 1")

* Memento Stamp Pad (Tuxedo Black)

Accessories and Tools
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies**
* Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits Dies
* Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
* 1/16" Circle Punch
* White Baker's Twine
* Have a Cuppa Embellishments**
* Wink of Stella Clear Brush** (optional)
* Adhesives: Mini Glue Dot, SNAIL Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Fine-Tip Glue Pen

** 2016 Occasions Mini Catalog


1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Whisper White Thick card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Use Big Shot and embossing folder to emboss 5-1/4" x 4" Bermuda Bay card stock.  Adhere to front of card with SNAIL Adhesive.

3. Use Big Shot and Cups & Kettles Framelits die set to cut three teacups from Designer Series Paper -- one each from three contrasting colors.  Cut tea cup embellishments from Shimmery White card stock and adhere to tea cups with Fine-Tip Glue Pen.  Cut spoon from Silver Foil and attach to back of top tea cup with a Mini Glue Dot.

4. Cut a small tea bag from a scrap of Shimmery White card stock, and punch a tiny hole near the top of the bag with the 1/16" Circle punch.  Use a length of Baker's Twine to tie Have a Cuppa Embellishment (the set includes a tea pot, a lemon slice, and a spoon) and tag around handle of bottom tea cup.

5. Position tea cups on 3" x 3-3/4" Designer Series Paper, and adhere with SNAIL Adhesive, beginning with top cup.

6. Adhere Designer Series Paper to front of card about 1/2" from top of Bermuda Bay card stock.

7. Stamp sentiment on scrap of Whisper White card stock and cut out using Big Shot and banner from Gift Card Envelope & Trims thinlits die set.  Adhere to front of card below Designer Series Paper with Stampin' Dimensionals.

8. Optional step:  Paint Wink of Stella clear over the embellishments on each teacup.

That's it!  What a sweet, fun, simple, and quick card.

Cathy  ;D

Calendar Easel Card with Envelope (January class project)

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Maybe a little late to be making calendars?  Nah!  Still plenty of months left in the year to be giving calendars . . . or making one for yourself!

I snagged the idea for this calendar from Pinterest -- pinned from Carol Payne's blog.  Please visit to see her post.  To download Carol's instructions to construct the calendar card, please visit  I made mine slightly different than Carol's, so where there are differences, I will note that in the instructions below.



Stamp Set
* Ray of Sunshine

* Basic Black card stock (11" x 4-1/4"; 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"; 3-1/4" x 2-1/2"; 3-3/4" x 2-3/8")
* Lost Lagoon card stock (5-1/4" x 4"; 3-1/2" x 2-3/4"; 3-1/2" x 3/4"; 3-3/4" x 2-1/4")
* Very Vanilla card stock (3" x 2"; 5-1/4" x 4")
* Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack (5" x 3-3/4"; 3-1/2" x 1")**

* Lost Lagoon Classic Stampin' Pad
* VersaMark OR Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad

Accessories and Tools
* Simply Scored Scoring Tool
* Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
* Lots of Labels Framelits Die
* Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits Die
* Heat Tool
* Black or Clear Embossing Powder
* Stampin' Sponge
* Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear Tape Adhesive, and Mini Glue Dots

Miscellaneous Items
* 2" x 1-1/2" Post-it Note Pad
* Small Clip Pen (I found mine at Staples)
* 2-15/16" x 2-1/4" Mini Calendar Pad


* Lost Lagoon card stock (9" x 9"; 1-1/2" wide scrap for large flower)
* Basic Black card stock (1-1/4" wide scrap for medium flower)
* Whisper Whire card stock (1" wide scrap for small flower)
* Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper (12" x 1")

Accessories and Tools
* Envelope Punch Board
* Blossom Bunch Punch**
* Iced Rhinestone Embellishments**

** 2016 Occasions Mini Catalog


First, view Carol's directions for assembly of the card base.  The only difference between Carol's and mine is that I added one more score line so my calendar would close more like a booklet.  So for mine you will score the 11" x 4-1/4" paper at 5-1/5", 5-7/8" and 8-5/8".  Then, when you place the 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card front onto the base, you will line the top edge of the card front up with the 5-7/8" score line.  Other than that, the construction is identical to Carol's.

Card Front

1. Adhere 5-1/4" x 4" Lost Lagoon card stock to 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" Basic Black card stock (this is the card front).  Adhere 5" x 3-3/4" Designer Series Paper over Lost Lagoon.

2. Adhere 3-1/4" x 2-1/2" Basic Black card stock to 3-1/2" x 2-3/4" Lost Lagoon card stock; adhere calendar over Basic Black card stock.  Adhere all three layers to card front 1/8" from top edge of Designer Series Paper.

3. Stamp sentiment on scrap of Very Vanilla card stock, and cover with embossing powder.  (If you stamp with VersaMark ink, use black embossing powder; if you stamp with Black ink, use clear embossing powder.)  Use your heat tool to melt the powder and make the words pop out.  Cut out sentiment using the 2-7/8" x 1-3/4" die from the Lots of Labels set; use the Stampin' Sponge to apply Lost Lagoon ink around edges.  Use die from Project Life set to cut 3-1/2" x 3/4" banner from Lost Lagoon card stock.  Adhere sentiment to banner, and then adhere to card front below calendar with Stampin' Dimensionals.

4.  Adhere card front to card base as explained above and in Carol's video.


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5.  Adhere Very Vanilla 5-1/4" x 4" card stock to inside of card.  Adhere Basic Black 3-3/4" x 2-3/8" card stock about 1/8" away from bottom and side edges.  Adhere 3-1/2" x 1" Designer Series Paper about 1/2" from bottom of Basic Black card stock.6. To make pen holder, score Lost Lagoon 3-3/4" x 2-1/4" card stock at 3/8", 3/4", 1-1/8", and 1-1/2" from one short end.  Fold away from all score lines, making a little square to hold pen.  Apply Tear and Tape adhesive on outside of 3/8" section closest to the edge.  Adhere that section right up against the first score line, creating a square opening for the pen. 
Score lines and Tear and Tape positioning.

Finished pen holder before attaching to card.
Depending on what type of pen you get, it should fit -- you could also make the holder narrower or wider by making the score lines closer together or further apart.  A clip pen will work best because that will hold the pen in place if the opening is slightly large.  NOTE:  If you increase or decrease the width of the score line, be sure to also increase or decrease the overall length of the card stock to correspond.

Attach the pen holder over the Basic Black card stock and Designer Series Paper as shown above.

6. Attach Tear and Tape to backing sheet of 2" x 1-1/2" Post-it Note pad and attach pad to base of pen holder.  Insert pen, and you're ready to go.


Carol's instructions on the link above have detailed instructions on how to make the envelope.  You will need to use an envelope punch board.

The flower on the belly band was made by punching the three flowers from the Blossom Bunch Punch -- one each of Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, and Whisper White card stock.  Adhere the flowers together with a dot of Tombow Liquid Adhesive in the center of each, and top with an Iced Rhinestone Embellishment.  Attach to the belly band with a couple of glue dots, covering the seam.

That's it!  A wonderful and pretty inexpensive gift for a good friend!

Cathy  ;D  


Monday, January 18, 2016

Sympathy Card (Front Range Stampers Swap Card 1/18/2016)

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This is a card I made for the card swap at my Front Range Stampers meeting this evening.  The theme was sympathy cards, but I thought with this sentiment it could also be used as an everyday greeting card.  I snagged the idea from something I saw online . . . and of course, now I can't find it again.  But once I do, I'll update this post to add a link to that site.


Stamp Sets:
* World of Dreams
* Watercolor Wishes

* Night of Navy card stock (5-1/8" x 3-7/8")
* Whisper White card stock (5" x 3-1/2")
* Whisper White Thick card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")

* Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad
* Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
* Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad
* Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories and Tools:
* 1-1/2" Circle Punch
* Stampin' Sponges
* Wink of Stella Gold
* Gold Metallic Thread
* SNAIL Adhesive
* Crystal Effects

Miscellaneous Items:
* 3" x 3" Post-it Note


1. Score 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Whisper White Thick card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from score line to create card.

2. Adhere Night of Navy card stock to front of card.

3. Use Circle Punch to make a template in 3" x 3" Post-it Note (about 1-1/4" from top edge; about 5/8" from right edge).  Position template over 5" x 3-1/2" Whisper White card stock, so that it just covers the top and right edges.  Use Stampin' Sponges to apply color inside circle, starting with Crushed Curry in lower left portion of circle; then adding Island Indigo to the right; and ending with Night of Navy across the top and left side.  Remove Post-it Note.

4. Use Basic Black Archival Ink to stamp images on front of card.  Adhere to front of card over Night of Navy card stock.

5. Use Gold Wink of Stella brush to paint over the flower, stems and leaves (I covered only the flower to the left, leaving the other one flat black).

6.  Fold a length of Gold Metallic Thread in half, and then make a small, three-loop bow with both thicknesses.  Trim tails, and adhere to stem of flower to the left with one small dot of Crystal Effects.

A peaceful, elegant, and simple card to let someone special know you're thinking of him or her.


Cathy  ;D

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Announcing Rose Hill Stamp Camp 2016!!!

I'm to pleased to be able to announce that we've scheduled the Rose Hill Stamp Camp on a bi-monthly basis beginning Saturday, January 30, 2016!  Featuring 10 great cards designed by 10 talented and friendly demonstrators . . . .

Remaining 2016 dates are the last Saturday of March, May, July, September, and November (note: May and November are subject to change because of holidays in those months).

Let me know if you're interested and I'll be happy to provide additional info.

Hope to see you there!

Cathy  ;D