New Annual Catalogue Day!!

It’s today…. Today is the day!! Woo Hoo!

I just love new catalogue days… especially when it’s a new Annual. So many glorious pages of wonderful crafty goodies to just feast your eyes on…. Until you can get them in to your hands and play that is!

You can download a copy of the PDF here from Demonstrator website – scroll past Events to Catalogues and link to the PDF will be there. OOOORRR if you want a hard copy – just email me here and request a hard copy. I’ll ship one out to you. OOORRR you can view all online here in my online store:

What makes the Annual special from other catalogues… not only does it contain all our amazing crafting staples – like adhesives, and papers and embellishments etc… but we get 5 new colours to add to our collection – Ink, Paper, ribbons and embellishments all colour coordinated to match!

Let me introduce you to our new in colours:

Sweet SorbetParakeet PartyTahitian TideStarry SkyOrchid Oasis

Hey… how would you like to get some of these new In Colour products for free?

This month at Stampin’ Up!, included in the Starter Kit is extra In-Colour products – like full size ink pad bundle, glitter paper, cardstock and grid paper. Take a look…

These products are valued at more than $116 and it’s all free. How amazing is that?!

Joining Stampin’ Up! is always a great thing to do at any time. But when you get EXTRAs like this… well… it’s just that little bit better isn’t it?

Whether you are joining to get a discount on your purchases or perhaps you are looking to make a little extra $$ on the side… there is a seat for you on my team. 

This offer ends May 31st…. so be quick to get your extras!

More information is on the “join my team” tab … or if you know this is your time now… click to join my team….

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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You Can Create It – April ideas

The April pack kicks off Quarter 2 for the You Can Create It team. This pack of supplies is a special one too…. It features some of our new In Colours that launches with our Annual Catalogue on May 3.

Just in case you’re not sure what You Can Create It all about, more information and how you can subscribe (Australian Residents only) is located at the top under “Online Classes and kits”

First up, let’s take a look at the April pack:

Plus of course the Extra Materials pack, contained some Basic White cardstock in both Thick and Regular weights.

This month, I have created two cards – similar concept for both in using cardstock strips as a background feature. But I love how different they from each other.

Rose Packer, Stampin' Up!, Creative Roses, Bottled Happiness bundle, You Can Create It

In this first card, I had the strips running horizontal on the cardbase and layered with rectangle cardstock in the foreground. I featured the bundle Bottled Happiness Bundle from the new 2022 Annual Catalogue. This is Polymer stamp set and punch bundle.

It’s a Two-Step stamp set, so here I have stamped the flowers in the new Sweet Sorbet ink and leaf image is stamped in the Parakeet Party – which is the yummy lime-green colour! I used the punch for the bottles and punched those from the Glitter paper, so I have nice sparkly bottles.

In this second card, I cut the widths at different sizes to create some interest. Here adhered them so the smallest was at the top and they increased in size as they step down. I also angled the strips slightly for more interest.

On this card, I kept the remaining imagery to black to keep it simple…. Allowing those new colours to pop!

Here are the ideas from our Global Demonstrators for this months kit:

Aude Barbara

Simone Bartrum

Karina Chin

Linda Cullen

Heikle Fallwicki

Karen Hadler

Anja Luft

Fanny Minne

Mikaela Titheridge

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration

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I sure am going miss Just Jade. It’s been a great In Colour to work with these past two years. Hi! Welcome to Colour INKspiration’s challenge #CI120. Just Jade makes up one of the colours in this next challenge and here are the others that accompany it…. Soft Seafoam, Misty Moonlight – another retiring In Colour, and Polished Pink.

Stampin’ Up! really does have the coolest ink colour names, don’t they?

The other retiring product I am going to miss is this bundle I have used on my card – Dressed to Impress, featuring those lovely feminine imagery. Here is my card…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Dressed to Impress stamp set, All Dressed Up dies, Tropical Layer dies

I used Misty Moonlight in the background as a watercolour wash on some Shimmery White cardstock. Then layered some leaves from the Tropical layers dies over the top. Then I set about arranging my cluster of decorative imagery from the Dressed to Impress bundle set…. Stamping the elements in Memento Black Ink – I add varying strengths of colour with the Polished Pink Blends marker – colouring the lipstick and perfume in bolder strength while adding a splash on the leaves of the flowers and shading them back using the Colour Lifter.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Dressed to Impress stamp set, All Dressed Up dies, Tropical Layer dies

Techniques like those can really extend the colour range of the products you have, giving you more shades to work with, instead of having all the colours of the rainbow in products.

Finishing off my card with a sentiment stamped in Misty Moonlight ink and stopped with a few Polished Pink adhesive gems just topped it off.

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday May 9th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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You Can Create It – March ideas

When Slimline card started popping up all over the crafting internet feeds, they really packed a Wow about them as they were just that little bit different. I guess that’s why there were so popular, and it felt like the internet exploded with amazing ideas.

The March pack in the current You Can Create it quarterly kit showcases the wonderful slimline envelopes now available from Stampin’ Up! What I really like is they so nicely designed you can do so much with them – as you will see from all the ideas from our Global Demonstrator team. 

NOTE: This pack is the last one in the current quarter. Subscriptions are open for Quarter 2. Click here for all the details.

In the pack this month was 1 envelope and some ribbon. Plus of course there is the extra materials pack.

For my project, I made a card to go with my envelope, using one of the Slim Card dies. In the die pack comes two dies shaped to fit the slim envelopes – a quatrefoil design and the one I used here, the Chevron.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Slimline dies, slimline cards, Tropical Layer dies, Ocean Inspiration stamp set

First, I made a template to use as a stencil. I love doing this with my dies… it really makes them so much more versatile, making the investment worthwhile. Using different contrasting colour inks and blending brushes, I held the stencil in place with the help of Post-It Notes. Then set about creating a coloured background.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Slimline dies, slimline cards, Tropical Layer dies, Ocean Inspiration stamp set

I die cut the same element to sit over the top from Evening Evergreen cardstock. But instead of placing it straight over the top, which would allow for just the colour to come through, I offset the top element to allow for just a little white to shine through as well. I layered these onto a Smokey Slate cardbase and topped the card with a piece of the ribbon, leaves from the Tropical Layers dies set and a sentiment.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Slimline dies, slimline cards, Tropical Layer dies, Ocean Inspiration stamp set

Simple but fun to create.

More ideas will be coming from our global design team. I had created this post ahead of time, so check back in another day for all the inspo.

Here are the ideas from our Global Demonstrators for this months kit:

Aude Barbara

Simone Bartrum

Karina Chin

Linda Cullen

Heikle Fallwicki

Karen Hadler

Danielle Kassing

Anja Luft

Fanny Minne

Mikaela Titheridge

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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You Can Create It – February Ideas

This month pack in the You Can Create It kit features Designer paper from the Crane of Fortune suite in the Mini Catalogue. I love that on one side you get patterns/imagery in lots of neutral tones, some set off with gold foiling… then on the reverse side, some designs are bright and colourful.

First let’s take a look at what we had to play with, in the February kit…

I have created two cards, as I wanted to showcase the different sides of the paper.

Starting with the card on the right… I have trimmed some of the designer paper down so I could use both patterns. Here I have created a little window with some crumb cake cardstock to poke through one of the patterns and simply layered the over the top. A simple sentiment finished off this card.

This next card, I wanted to showcase the bright side of the second piece of Designer Paper… so here I have layered it with some of the Soft Succulent cardstock onto a cardbase in Evening Evergreen. Again just finishing with die cut shapes for the sentiment.


TiP : to make your cardstock go further, use the parts that you wont see… IE: die cut shapes from the parts of the cardstock that will be covered by another layer. It’s a great way to stretch your supplies.


For the sentiment, I stamped it in Evening Evergreen ink and used a little of the same colour with my blending brush to create a soft tone on tone effect in the middle of the shape. I stamped a little flourish in Calypso Coral to echo the brightness, plus I like the swirly font of the “birthday” I thought they matched! I just had to finish off this card with some bling – just a few pieces from my stash – these are the new Iridescent Rhinestone jewels -which I love to death as they change colour to match what you are creating with!!

Here are the ideas from our Global Demonstrators for this months kit:

Aude Barbara

Simone Bartrum

Karina Chin

Linda Cullen

Heikle Fallwicki

Karen Hadler

Danielle Kassing

Anja Luft

Mikaela Titheridge

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration #CI116

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We have another amazing colour combination for Colour INKspiration this challenge #CI116. These colours are ones I use a lot, but I’m not sure I have put them all together like this. Don’t they look great?

This card is one I created for one of my team members to celebrate her for achieving a milestone with Stampin’ Up!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Crane of Fortune, Elegantly Said, Special Moments

The cardbase is Mint Macaron and I’ve stamped two of the corners with the flourish from Elegantly Said stamp set in Mint ink too. I have layered some Smokey Slate ribbon across the front.

My next layers up are some Basic White cardstock over a panel of Smokey Slate. I stamped the white cardstock with the flower from the Crane of Fortune stamp set. I just love the flowy distINKtive style it’s created in. I inked it first in Highland Heather ink and then used a sponge dauber to apply some Blackberry Bliss ink over the top in selected areas.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Crane of Fortune, Elegantly Said, Special Moments

I stamped two of the plant images from the same stamp set in Mint Macaron ink to layer with. I used a strip of Blackberry Bliss striped ribbon and lined it up over the middle of the Smokey Slate ribbon, before adhering the plant images. Topping this with a sentiment from the Sale-a-Bration free set – Special Moments. Finishing off with some of the Iridescent Rhinestones – my new favourite gems, I am currently putting them on everything! I love the way the colour adjusts to the colours you are using.

I hope you enjoyed this card and this challenge…

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday, March 7th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration #CI115

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These are not normally colours I would go for together. I like Bumblebee and use it quite a bit, but Cajun Craze and Gray Granite are just two colours I find myself putting down and reaching for something else. But when I saw them teamed up this way for Colour INKspirations next challenge, I was just so inspired to create!

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I found myself reaching for stamps and dies that needed some love too… ones I enjoy working with but have lonely on my shelf for way too long….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Celebrate Sunflowers, Sunflowers dies, Colour INKspiration, #CI115

The Sunflowers bundle just screamed to me when I looked at this combination… so here I stamped the large one in the stamp set, with Cajun Craze ink and coloured using So Saffron and Cajun Craze Blends. I die cut this out using the coordinating die and then looked through my dies to see which leaves I wanted to team up with it.

The Bumblebee cardstock one was from the Sunflower die set and the leaves with the stitching detail are from the Stitched Leaves die and last, but not least, I used one from Forever Flourishing to finish the arrangement.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Celebrate Sunflowers, Sunflowers dies, Colour INKspiration, #CI115

Layering these on top of some Gray Granite Designer Paper and a Basic White thick cardstock base. I finished off the top with some Bumblebee gingham ribbon and one of the sentiment’s from Celebrate Sunflowers stamps and some Gray Granite ink.

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday February 21st. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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You Can Create It – January pack ideas

Welcome to another year of creating with the You Can Create It team and these amazing kits. Today I bring you inspiration using the January pack in the Quarter 1 Kit. But first, if you are wandering what the You Can Create It kit program is all about… here is some information for you.

January featured the Sweet Talk designer paper, so I went with a fun girly theme to go with all the hearts and the pink in this pack. On the left are the supplies contained in the January Kit:

As with all of these kits, we also have an Extra Materials (pictured right) supply pack to share across all three monthly packs. This quarter featured coordinating cardstock, Tombow liquid glue and a Sweet Little box.

This first card uses the Sweet Conversations Bundle, also from that suite.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, For the Record, You Can Create It, YCCI,

I created a cardbase from the Real Red cardstock in the pack, and used the Pool Party cardstock and one of the DSP designs, to layer with. Creating feature design elements from the Granny Apple Green cardstock and also a strip of off cut from the Pool Party layer!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, For the Record, You Can Create It, YCCI,

I stamped some hearts on the Designer paper and layered two die cut hearts together as a central feature. I finished it off with Wink of Stella splashed over some hearts!

Next, I just had to create a gift bag to go with it. The Sweet Little Boxes are designed to be just that, a box. However I decided I wanted an open-ended bag. The boxes themselves, come cut, pre-scored and adhesive applied – Yay! So it makes for a quick assembly process. Instead of folding in the top flap to close the box, I cut them off and used another piece off-cut strip of Pool Party cardstock, to create a handle. 

Then it was a simple decoration of Designer paper and more hearts.

I have to admit, I’m not really a pink and hearts kind of girl, I decided to make an alternative. The reverse side of the Designer Series paper is always a little more neutral. So here I used one with purple stripes and teamed it up with the For the Record stamp set to create a guy card. Using Black ink, I stamped the record on some White from the extra materials pack and the sentiments on Granny Apple Green cardstock. I die cut a circle for the middle of the record and used my Black marker to create some detail.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, For the Record, You Can Create It, YCCI,

This months pack, features so much in it, you will be able to create a lot. Here are more ideas from our Global Demonstrators for this months kit:

Aude Barbara

Simone Bartrum

Karina Chin

Linda Cullen

Heikle Fallwicki

Karen Hadler

Danielle Kassing

Anja Luft

Fanny Minne

Mikaela Titheridge

Alana Klemick Warf

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – CI114

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I’m excited to begin another year of inspiration with the Colour INKspiration crew. It’s my fifth year, having started at the beginning. We have another year of great colour combinations and inspiration coming up, I can just feel it! Beginning with this one tonight….

This time we are playing with Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue, Coastal Cabana, Pacific Point and Granny Apple Green. Lots of colours to include for this first one. The image of the beach is equally as inspiring… wouldn’t you just love to sit on that beach with cocktail that has an umbrella in it?!! Yeah… me too…

That alone was inspiration enough for my card this time…

Here I have used the Paradise Palms Bundle, now available in the January MINI Catalogue. There is lots to get excited about with this bundle as it features many palm trees in both stamps and dies.

I team up my blending brushed and Coastal Cabana and Balmy Blue inks to create the sky of this little scene. Using Sahara Sand ink, I stamped a sandy beach across my card. Layering a die cut of reeds and a single palm tree, created with some of the dies from the set.

Finishing with just a simple sentiment in Pacific Point ink, the card is quite simple and doesn’t contain too many layers or embellishments. Very reflective of how things would be if lying on that beach! Now where is that Banana lounge and cocktail … Hmm?

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until 7pm, February 7th. With extra time to play along with this challenge, I really do look forward to seeing you over on the group..

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Hello Ladybug

Let me introduce you to the newest cutest little Ladybug on the planet…. It’s the Hello Ladybug bundle, featuring a stamp set by the same name and the Ladybug builder punch.

Rose Packer, Creative Rose, Stampin' Up!, Hello Ladybug

I created this gorgeous little card, for my little ray of Sunshine when she turned seven years old just a couple of weeks ago. Yes, I have had these products since the beginning of December. As demonstrators we get early access to new products before customers, it’s just a perk of being part of the Stampin’ Up! family.

Oh yeah… the card… I created this one featuring the Ladybug as it’s intended – I punched the body from Basic Black cardstock, stamped the wings in Real Red ink and punched them out. I used glue dots to adhere them. I really wished I had some small googly eyes… I think that would have set these bugs off!

As I was creating her, as much as I love a ladybug, I could see a butterfly in those wings too. So I set about creating one to match in with my bug. I stamped two more wings and punched them out. I die cut a body from Basic Black cardstock, using the Brilliant Wings die set.

I set these two creatures over a leaf stamped in Granny Apple Green ink, I die cut this using layering circles dies to create a raised element. Now I know Ladybugs have black spots, not white ones – there is a stamp in the set designed to colour those spots in, but I decided to leave those for now, as this was my first play!

Oh, And… just because I couldn’t leave them out… I added a Bumblebee trinket, to sit in with my two insects.

Rose Packer, Creative Rose, Stampin' Up!, Hello Ladybug

This was all set over a cardbase in Crushed Curry cardstock, layered with a piece of Basic White cardstock, which I stamped with the large flower in the stamp set. For some interest I used the Generational stamping technique to create some lighter shaded flowers, which makes great contrast.

I just love this bundle, it’s a great solid image stamp set, that creates crisp flat coloured images. I’ll be using this stamp set more and more as it’s just so versatile not only for kids cards, but for many other occasion too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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