Why Rosie's Book?

While growing up, I had a dear friend, Renee, that lived next door and with whom I spent much of my childhood. We grew, in different directions, and went on our merry way. Many years later, I ran into her parents and they kindly reminded me of the laughs they still have over my book. “What book?” I wondered with a puzzled look. "I don't remember a book." Hardy laughter accompanied their response. At some time during our childhood, I tried to convince Renee about something that her parents didn’t agree with. I told her that proof of its truth could be found “in my book.” Naturally she went home and tried to convince her parents of the same thing but they weren’t falling for it. She needed an edge and told them emphatically, “It’s in Rosie’s book!” After they caught their breaths from reborn laughter, they let me know how “Rosie’s book” has been cited for many other things throughout the years. They’ve also mentioned that they’d like to see “Rosie’s book” one day. I can’t remember all of the things that I said were in “my book” but I’m sure my dear friend’s parents can recall much more than I ever knew about – LOL!!! So, here it is . . . my version of things you might find In Rosie’s Book . . .

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Simple Card Art with Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels Five

Last Summer, the lovely owners of the Scrappers Cove in Milltown, NJ, challenged me to create samples to show what can be done with the graduated, various shaped Spellbinders Labels dies.

I've used some of the vintage-looking KaiserCraft These Days Collection patterned papers with coordinating Bazzill cardstock colors.  I left the card samples simple so students can enjoy adding their own embellishments and sentiments later.

Take a look at the several A2-sized cards I made using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Five that we put together at my March Spellbinders Nestabilities - Let Us Count the Ways - Labels Five class at the Scrappers Cove in Milltown, NJ.

These cards emphasize adding layers and frames to side-open and tent cards and more.  Spellbinders Labels Five has this fabulous oval element to it that can be enhanced with die cut ovals.

You can find examples of how I used the Spellbinders Labels One dies here, Labels Two here, Labels Three here and Labels Four here.

I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit!

~ Rose

1 comment:

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Great use of the dies Rose! I love these cards and they would look so fab all decorated :)