It’s Pet week – CYCI#134

… and who doesn’t like pets?! We’re celebrating pets over at Can You Case it? #134 for this week’s challenge.

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You can follow the sketch in the graphic or you can freestyle your design, either way it just needs to celebrate your Pet!

I must admit, I don’t actually own a pet – eek!. We would like to, but our lifestyle at the moment is too busy and I don’t think that is very fair to a four-legged family member. So it’s just us for now.

 

But if I did have a pet, I would choose a cat. I think this is because they reflect my personality in some ways – independent and self sufficient.  Here is my pet for this week…

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends

Using my trusty Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox builder punch, I created my little ginger friend.

How I made this:

  • The card base is A6 size (148.5mm x 210mm) scored in half to create a portrait card. The colour is Calypso Coral.
  • The Designer Series Paper – is the coordinating A Little Foxy paper stack. I cut a piece 70mm x 100mm.
  • The top layer is Whisper White (100mm x 142mm). I first punch the Oval, centering it horizontally, but more toward the top of the card font.
  • Next I stamped the vine along the sides of the punch line. This stamp come in a circle shape, so l laid my clear block over the top of the edge of oval punch and used this as a template to bend my stamp to match the oval shape. The flexibility of photopolymer stamps is great feature! The colour is Smokey Slate.
  • Then I stamped my mushrooms at the bottom. The colour is Calypso Coral.
  • I began building the card by positioning my layer piece over the cardstock, so that I could get a visual on where to stick my pattern paper piece underneath. I stuck the patterned paper down flat, first. Then used Dimensionals to stick the White layer piece over the top.
  • Next I cut a strip of Whisper White (25mm x 110mm) and punch a flag end to one side.
  • I stamped my sentiment. The colour is Pool Party. I adhered this to my card towards the bottom of the oval.
  • Next I created my little ginger friend, by using the individual stamp pieces to stamp and punch out. The colour is Calypso Coral.
  • I used Memento Black ink to stamp the facial features.
  • I adhered the body and tail at the same time, positioning them so that the tail tucked behind the body but the tip over-lapped the oval.
  • I used dimensionals to adhere the head.
  • The ribbon detail is the 3.2mm Stitched Ribbon. The colour is Smokey Slate. I tied a simple bow and used glue dots to adhere.
  • Finishing off with a coordinated envelope, I stamped one of the full body animal stamps in Smokey Slate and added cat features in Memento Black.

I’m really looking forward to seeing your pet creations this week, when you play along with us at Can You Case It?

Until next time…. Stamp Creatively,
Rose.
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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – CYCI#133

Oi, Oi, Oi!

It’s the Australian version of a chant, mostly commonly heard at sporting event. It’s so famous, it’s become part of our culture…. our brand.

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So when I saw this weeks colour challenge at
Can You Case It #133 I was more than a little excited!! This weeks colours are Australia’s sporting colours – Green and Gold! (Okay… well… close enough!)

I had to use this opportunity to be patriotic, especially with the Olympics currently happening in Rio. Have you been watching?

Here is my card – Oi, Congrats!

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I used the largest of the swirls from the swirly scribble thinlit dies for the O and the I is from the Large Letter Framelit dies. I used these to create the Oi. [For my international friends, the word Oi is one of those multipurpose words where it can mean a few different things depending on the context. Most commonly, in Aussie slang, it is used as a way of getting someone’s attention –  a bit like calling out “hey” or “hey you”.]

So my card actually says – “Hey, Congrats” and is a salute to our athletes.

The stars are from the 2016-18 In-colour Enamel shapes. I used the Emerald Envy stars and assembled them in the formation of the Southern Cross constellation.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Looking forward to you playing along.

Until next time…. Stamp creatively,
Rose.

P.S. if anyone knows a returning athlete and would like to give them this card, message me and I’ll post it to you so you can use it to give to them.

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It’s a Sketch challenge – CYCI#132

Is it too early for Christmas? I know some people do a range of events for Christmas in July… but August? Living on the edge for this weeks Sketch Challenge over at Can You Case It? #132, that’s what I did!

Here is the Sketch….

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And here is my card….

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

Okay, I may have taken up a little more real estate for my sentiment, but you can’t help it when you have such gorgeous stamps to play with. This set is a hostess exclusive called Time of Year and it a little gem.

The other gorgeous little accessory I love, is that foil acetate. I love that you get one side printed in gold and one side printed in silver (so clever!).

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

How I made this:

  • Base card is a standard A6 size – here I have used Thick Whisper White
  • Using Real Red ink, I stamped my decorative texture element from the Touches of Texture stamp set
  • Next I cut my flag, slicing my foil acetate to 1 ½” x 3” and punched one end with the Banner punch
  • Using strategically placed glue dots I adhere this on to my card base
  • The glue dots where covered by the Real Red ribbon bow
  • Moving on to the “Thinking of You” stamp, I embossed this in gold. First, prepping my cardstock with my embossing buddy, I then stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink, then sprinkling with the gold powder. After removing the excess, I heat set the image
  • Finishing off with the banner sentiment, I stamped this in Real Red ink and punched is out using the Bunch of Banners framelit. I also stamped one to my envelope to coordinate
  • I tied the two sentiments together with the word “this” stamped in Crumb Cake ink
  • Lucky last is my envelope, using markers to ink up my holly I finished off my envelope.

I love to have a range of cards to create that are nice and quick and easy.

Can’t wait to see what you create with this Sketch – entries close Midday Saturday (Australian EST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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Foxy Friends… where?

Foxy Friends stamp set is in the spotlight over at What Will You Stamp? this week #WWYS75.

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I thought I would use Foxy Friends set a little differently today….  I decided my little critters deserved a holiday, so I am focussing on the Pine trees that feature in this set.  There are two sizes of the pine trees and both coordinate with the Perfect Pines framelits.

Here is my entry.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends Time of Year

Both trees are stamped in Mint Macaron, the larger one is a straight ink and stamp however the smaller ones either side are stamped off. The lighter shade helps to make them feel like they are in the background and create depth to the scene.

I added the banner from the Time of Year stamp set, a hostess exclusive, to make it a Christmas card. A star at the top and some bling to finish it off.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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You are my Sunshine – CYCI#131

My lovely sunshine…. I sing this song to my baby girl every night before bed. So when I saw the sentiment in the Sunshine Wishes die set and coordinating stamp set Sunshine Sayings in June when the Annual Catalogue launched…. I just had to have them!

This bundle made a perfect match this week for the colour challenge at Can You Case It? Here they are.

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Here is my little pop of Sunshine…

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I focussed on using the yellow as a little pop in key areas – the yellow layer I made thin so it only just peaks out, then one of the flowers and the word “sunshine” to finish off. I also stamped Smokey Slate flower behind the Gray and Yellow flowers to create a shadow.

I love this coordinated bundle so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of it popping up in all kinds of projects.

Looking forward to seeing what you create with these colours this week.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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Thoughtful (birthday) Banners – CYCI #130

The challenge over at Can You Case It? this week is a theme – Birthday card. Quite simply make a birthday card. The sky is the limit….

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Easy right…. we crafters make 100s every year!

So I decided to step up the challenge by making a birthday card for male. They always seem to be that little bit harder, don’t you think?

No pink, no flowers and no glitter… hmmm… what to do?

Here is my inspiration for this week.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Thoughtful Banner Stampin' Up!

I love the Mint and Sahara Sand together and with a splash of drama from the black, makes for a striking finish. I have used a little of the metallic black thread for some masculine decoration. I love how this style can work for so many occasions depending on what you couple it with.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Thoughtful Banner Stampin' Up!

I think this is going to be a popular challenge as many of us have lots of card ideas we could enter. So how about you enter this week and show us what birthday cards you’re making right now. It’s quite easy… upload a photo of your card to any social media – Instagram, Pintrest, Facebook (but make sure your setting for the post are public right) or to your blog if you have one. Then visit the Can You Case It? website and use the linky button thingy to connect your card to the challenge – super easy.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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Detailed Floral… for weddings

I have been focussing on these gorgeous dies over the past week. They are just so lovely and classy. They are specifically designed with special occasions like Weddings or Engagements in mind, but really the sky is the limit isn’t it.

I just love the water colour floral element used in my card in last post, it’s so delicate. The inspiration for that card and for today’s wedding card came from Stampin’ Up! latest catalogue – 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. It’s from the Everyday Occasions section on pages 76 and 77.

This stamp and die set comes with a series of coordinated products to help make your projects look amazing with minimal effort. Here I have made a Wedding card, using a gate fold. It’s so simple but elegant in white and touches of gold.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlit dies Stampin' Up!

The inside has a little gold flower detail. I created this by punching out a flower from gold foil using one of the dies and placing the gold petals around the one of the gold circles from the metallic enamel shapes pack.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlit dies Stampin' Up!

Finished off with a strip of gold foil at the top and bottom of my stamped section and some of that yummy Natural Trim with the gold stripe.

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The Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue was featured over at CASEing The Catty this month, so I am entering this card in their monthly challenge.

I had this in mind when I designed this one for my Occasions Masterclass I hosted last weekend. All the class attendees loved it. Hope you enjoy the inspiration too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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Detailed floral thank you – CYCI #129

It’s a colour challenge this week over at Can You Case It? We have Dark Blue and Pink along with Neutrals to play with.

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Here is my card for this week. How beautiful is that die set. It’s the Detailed Floral thinlits.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlits Floral Phrases

This particular set comes as a three piece set. There is a large and small decorative flower die and an edgelit die that trims the top down to match the flowers edge.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlits Floral Phrases

It also has a coordinating stamp set, Floral Phrases. That watercolour flower is just beautiful.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlits Floral Phrases

How did I make this?

  • I cut my A4 cardstock in half on the short edge so that I have a long base. (105mm x 297mm) The colour is Dapper Denim
  • I scored the base at 60mm and 210mm and folded them in with a bone folder to crisp them up to fold well.
  • Matching and centering the large and small dies with the large and small panels of the base cardstock, I punched out my front pieces. Using my die brush, I cleaned up my punched pieces to reveal the lovely design
  • I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to fit the back panel.
  • Using the Floral Phrases stamp set, I stamped my base, first the border at bottom in Flirty Flamingo, the “thanks” sentiment in Dapper denim and on top I stamped that lovely flower, which has a watercolour feel too it, in Flirty Flamingo. I stamped it off so that it was faint.
  • I finished it off with a little bit of coordinating ruched ribbon in Flirty Flamingo.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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Hello Foxy – CYCI #128

Welcome to another week of inspiration from the Can You Case It? team. Have you checked out the talented bunch of crafters over there yet? Better still, have you played along with our challenges yet?

This week we have a Sketch Challenge [CYCI #128].

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What I like about a Sketch is sometimes you can get stuck with how to place your elements on your project. A sketch helps take away the design block, leaving you with the hardest decision of all… Which stamp set to use! LOL!

Today, I’ve been playing with the Foxy Friends stamp set. Check out the cute little card I made for my nephew who birthday was last week.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Foxy Friends

This was my first play with this stamp set. It has so many cute little critters to play with Mr Foxy, I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of these guys real soon. The suite also has a coordinating punch so you can add to Mr Foxy’s circle of friends pretty easily too.

I’ve created backgrounds on cards before. It’s such a great way to customise your project when you don’t quite have the right paper. When creating backgrounds, you can create a scattered effect by stamping randomly and fitting your stamps in amongst each other. However today, I went for a structured look with numbers. To achieve this type of look, a slow steady approach and grid structure helps.

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First, I lined up my paper so that my stamped images would be on a straight line. I used my ruler on a grid line to help create a visual of a line across my page and then stamped my numbers one at a time. I started with the 6, as that’s the age I wanted to highlight, and filled in the rest.

How did I make this?

  • My card base is A6 size (148mm x 210mm – folded in half). The colour is Bermuda Bay.
  • Layering panel is 100mm x 142mm in Pool Party.
  • The white panel is 95mm x 110mm in Whisper White.
  • I created my numbers background by stamping as described above. The colour of the 6 is Bermuda Bay and the others are Pool Party.
  • I stuck my white background card onto my Pool Party layer, lining it up around the bottom, leaving a larger gap at the top.
  • I stamped my birthday sentiment in the gap. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
  • Adding some Bermuda Bay thick bakers twine around the top of the White panel, I then stuck this layer to my base card.
  • Next I created Mr Foxy. I stamped him on some scrap Whisper White cardstock. The colour is Pumpkin Pie.
  • I added his nose, eyes and legs in Memento Black. Then I hand cut him out.
  • I punched a 4.4cm circle from Bermuda Bay cardstock and stuck on Mr Foxy.
  • Using dimensionals, I adhered him on to my card, fitting him in with the sentiment.
  • Lastly, I punched a number 6 and stuck that over the top of my stamped number 6 with some dimensionals. The colour is Pumpkin Pie.

Playing along with CYCI challenges is easy. Once you’ve create your project, publish it to a blog, Facebook (make sure your settings are public tho), Pintrest or other social media streams. Visit the CYCI website and link your project to the challenge using the InLinkz button. I can wait to see what you create!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose
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Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle

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Birthday Bliss

I am in love with the new Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper. There are so many gorgeous paper designs in this pack, it was hard to choose which one to start with. Mind you, some are going to be hard to chop up at all, I think I might just frame them and put them on display.

Here is what I have been playing with.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Blooms and Bliss DSP Birthday Banners

The mono-ish colour challenge at Can You Case It? this week inspired me to see what more I could create. When working with true monochromatic imagery, it can be tricky to get the right contrast.

Working with the colours in the paper, I used Island Indigo and Mint Macaron to blend well. Then I touched off the flame with a little Crushed Curry ink.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Blooms and Bliss DSP Birthday Banners

I love the Crushed Curry so much, it inspired me to play some more and this is what I came up with. Same design but the contrast of the bright yellow, I think, is awesome. I loved it so much and I knew my stamp club girls would too, this was their project at last week’s club night.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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