You Can Create It : Qtr 1 – March

Welcome to this month’s ideas from the You Can Create It (YCCI) team. This post features ideas using the March pack from the Quarter 1 kit.

This is the last month’s kit in the current quarter for the You Can Create It subscription kit. The March pack contained the following supplies:

Then of course you can top up any consumables from the Extra Materials pack also included with the Quarter 1 kit. This month focussed on the Sand and Sea suite of products. It’s one I haven’t played with a lot yet. Thankfully it will be around for a while longer, as it’s an awesomely creative suite that takes product coordination to a whole new level. Here is what I made with the kit…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Sand and Sea Suite, YCCI

I kept things simple this time, making a card that is comes together quite quickly and easily. Which is great for times when you don’t have a lot of crafting time… Sad, I know. I die cut and embossed the Pearlised cardstock using the Seaside Shells dies and Seashells 3D embossing folder.

I trimmed out the sections of the die cut I wanted to use and applied a little ink, colouring with the blending brush. I just love how the blending brushes add a little colour at a time and you can build up the colour until you reach the desired intensity. Here, I kept it light-ish, so that the pearl shines through. I used Flirty Flamingo and So Saffron inks on the seashell and Just Jade and Shaded Spruce inks on the seaweed. I did die cut a few extra pieces of seaweed to fill it out some more.

I adhered these using some liquid glue and some dimensionals, then added one of each of the three Seaside Shells stickers. The blue shell is up top beneath the sentiment. Nice, quick simple but a lovely card to give. I can’t wait to play some more with this suite.

Quarter 2 : April to June kits will be ready in the new few weeks. Subscribe today and join the fun of crafting with set consumables and you will be invited to join my VIP customer Facebook group, where we share our creations using these kits.


For more ideas using the March pack of products, take a look at what our global team have created:

Simone Bartrum

Anja Luft

Heikle Fallwicki

Danielle Kassing

Linda Cullen

Karen Hadler

Aude Barbara

Alana Klemick Warf

Karina Chin

Mikaela Titheridge

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Last Chance List – out today!

Today is the day! The Last Chance List is out now….

What is so special about this list? I hear you ask.

It’s the one that lists all the products that are retiring from the current Annual Catalogue. This is quite possibly the last time you can buy them. Most of the time…. particular Stamp sets… are very rarely seen again.

Some items are heavily discounted too – so bargins can be had on some amazing products. Tune in over on my Socials for updates on what is going at great prices.

Supplies are while they last, so don’t delay. SHOP TODAY!!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

CTC310 – Case Three Tie layout

I love a sketch challenge, I find these especially helpful when time is limited or mojo is missing! This week the Caseing The Crew are using the sketch from page 29 of the January Mini Catalogue as inspiration. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Michelle.

The sketch is from the Well Suited Suite and it’s the one with the three ties we are casing. Here is the sketch.

And here is what I came up with…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Beautiful Brushstrokes

I used the Beautiful Brushstroke dies set to create the elements of three in the centre. As the name suggests, the die set features a large die that replicate brushstrokes. It’s a group of 5 and you can use both the positive and negative elements created when using the die.

Here I cut my cardstock so that it was sized to match three of the strokes and tipped them on their side. I used the negative space left behind as a window, layering some designer paper behind it. Before adhering, I added some Rococo Rose ink with the new blending brushes. I love how softly the brushes apply colour – you can build up the intensity gradually. Here I just went for a scattered look and not colouring it completely. I still wanted some white to shine through.

Using dimensionals I layered this over some of that yummy Love You always Specialty Designer Paper – It’s the printed foil pack and it’s spectacular! These are all layered on a cardbase of Basic Black.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Beautiful Brushstrokes

The Rose element is from the same die set, and I love how it layers together to create dimension. I went for some plain foil to coordinating with the printed one and layered them over some Basic White cardstock to create contrast.

The sentiment is a cute one… it’s from the Many Message stamp set. I laid that big stamp on it’s back on my craft table and inked just that sentiment with VersaMark. Thankfully, it was on the edge of the stamp so worked really well to do this with. Using one of the brushstroke die cut shapes, I carefully laid it over the sentiment to stamp it – kinda in reverse. Then set about heat embossing like usual – spinkling white powder over the top and heat setting with the heat tool.

Tucking this under the rose element added contrast by going in a different direction to the vertical brushstrokes. I think it worked really well.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Peta Stephen.

After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, March 28th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Versamark Pad
$16.50
Heat Tool
$50.00

Colour INKspiration #CI95

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I don’t think I would ever have put this colour combination together on my own – some of them yes, but not all of these, that’s for sure. But here we are… with another awesome colour challenge at Colour INKspiration. It’s a daring palette that works beautifully and that inspirational image is stunning too.

The colours are Gold, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Blackberry Bliss.

Here is the card using these colours…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Butterfly Bouquet, Butterfly Brilliance, Fine Art Floral suite

It’s soft but dramatic at the same time. Here I used the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate for my gold element. It’s sitting there just softly in the background on a card base of Basic White Thick cardstock. I decided to use some angles in the design, it’s a great way to give a level of interest without them taking over.

I added a simple strip of Balmy Blue cardstock just above the edge of the printed acetate. I always have to remind myself to peal off the protective backing layer on the acetate before adhering…. Otherwise, things could get messy!

I layered this will some of that lovely sheer Blackberry Bliss sheer ribbon. Being sheer, it does shine through, so you get a combination of colours here.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Butterfly Bouquet, Butterfly Brilliance, Fine Art Floral suite

I teamed up these lovely products with some new one, the Butterfly Brilliance bundle, they are available now until May 3. This bundle is amazing and features a large background size stamp of 6 butterflies – all are different sizes and have unique characteristics so that you can pick just the right one every time!

The bundle comes with a coordinating die set, featuring one big frame to punch out all those butterflies separately, but also features intricate design dies of butterflies that work stand alone. There are also some other coordinating elements, that make up this amazing set. Links to view these products are below if you want a closer look.

Here I have stamped a butterfly in Gorgeous Grape ink and coloured it lights with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends. I used dimensionals to adhere it on in place over the ribbon element. I scattered some Blue Adhesive gems to top it off. Lastly my sentiment is from the Woven Heirloom stamp set, stamped in Highland Heather ink. It was just the perfect script font and sentiment that suited my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Butterfly Bouquet, Butterfly Brilliance, Fine Art Floral suite

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 22. Look forward to seeing you over on the group…

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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You Can Create It : Qtr 1-February

Welcome to this month’s ideas from the You Can Create It (YCCI) team. This post features ideas using the February pack from the Quarter 1 kit.

If you are just joining me for the first time, for one of these blog posts, and would like to know more about these kit – How it works and how you can get involved… Click the Online Classes and kits tab above.

This months’ pack contains the following supplies:

Here is my creation using these products. I went for a fancy fold, this one has been around for a long time, and I’ve wanted to make one for so long. Today is the day…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, You Can Create It, Hydrangea Hill, Simply Succulents

It’s a tab fold card – which is a regular card base that a tab tucked into the inside back of the card, that folds over the front. Kind of like a half belly-band! For my top layer on the tab, I have die cut a circle shape from the Gorgeous Grape cardstock and layered that with another circle die cut from one of the Designer paper pieces. The tab part is cardstock – 35mm wide and about 80mm long, scored at 25mm.

I have layered my card front with a layer of Designer paper, and stamped a simple outline image in Gorgeous Grape ink. This stamp here is from the Simply Succulents stamp set. Another die cut circle and designer paper layer is adhered over the stamped image on the front, which sits neatly beneath the circle on the tab.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, You Can Create It, Hydrangea Hill, Simply Succulents

I have used sentiments from the Wrapped Bouquet stamp set and fussy cut them so they fit together. Here I used Rococo Rose ink for some contrast.

On the inside, I have added a strip of the designer paper left over from die cutting the circles. I layered this over where the tab was adhered to the card base, to neat things up. I added some Basic White to the inside as well and a strip of Rococo Rose cardstock to cover the joins.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, You Can Create It, Hydrangea Hill, Simply Succulents

Oh and … I finished off with a bow made with that Gorgeous Grape sheer ribbon. A little more involved in putting this one together, but a really nice project to work on.

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

Simone Bartrum

Heikle Fallwicki

Danielle Kassing

Linda Cullen

Karen Hadler

Aude Barbara

Karina Chin

Mikaela Titheridge

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Friday, Die-day

Every so often – usually fortnightly – I do a “Friday Die-day” post on social media. These usually feature a specific die and I share quick and simple handy tips using that die.

Today, I am supporting that post with this blog article, as I wanted to share more information about the projects I created. But first, let’s recap the socials post – incase you missed it:


Friday Die-day

How many weird looking dies do you have in the different die sets you own? You know the ones I mean…. They make you scratch your head and then you pop them back in the pack for another day. Those ones?! I have heaps and today I’m focused on one from Hippo & Friends dies. Here are three ideas using this weird looking die.


Handy huh? Hope this post makes you look at odd shaped dies differently.

Project 1 – Tag

So now I’d like to focus on the projects I created. First up is the tag… it’s quick and simple and easy use of the die by simply lining it up at one end of a die-cut or punched shape. Here I used the stitched rectangle-ish dies from the Hippo Happiness dies set. There are so many cute labels in this set.

To decorate this tag, I have used Shaded Spruce ink and the leaf image from a Touch of Ink – Sale-a-bration exclusive – on Just Jade cardstock. I love tone on tone, it gives a nice subtle image. I stamped the sentiment using Just Jade ink on some very vanilla cardstock and fussy cut around it. Using a glue dot to adhere the gold leaf element, I adhere the sentiment over the top with dimensionals. Finishing the tag with the Forever Greenery Trim pack.

Project 2 – Decorative Elements

Custom made elements can be just the thing to elevate your project. Here I have made a tag-style decorative element, punching a shape and then die-cutting slots at both ends where ribbon can slide through.

On this project, using some Blackberry Bliss ink, I stamped a large succulent stamp on some of that delicious Ombre paper. I framed the designer paper layer, with some Bumblebee cardstock, and popped my ribbon element complete with sentiment on top. I finished off my card with some Bumblebee enamel dots. All of this layered on top of a Blackberry Bliss card base.

I love the way the offset edge of the card leads your eye down the left side, across the ribbon element and then down the right and into the card.

Project 3 – Background decorative element

 Last, but no means least is this card…. here I have used the dies to create intermittent slots which has allowed me to have some fun with ribbons. First, I embossed the card stock, then tied a bow using some of that lovely gold thread from the Forever Greenery trim combo pack.

Using the ribbon from the same pack, I threaded it through the slots like a simple stitch – I just didn’t need the needle! You could really have some fun with this idea.

In creating this card, I framed the ribbon layer with a thin strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and popped it on a card base of Very Vanilla thick card stock. I topped the card with a die cut circle in Blackberry Bliss and a gold leave element from the Gold laser cut elements pack. I die cut a shape from Vanilla cardstock and stamped the sentiment in Just Jade ink.

All the products used in these three projects are listed below….

I hope you have enjoyed these projects using a weird little die guy.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Gilded Gems
$12.25

CTC305 – Sketch Case

Happy Valentines day! I really like how our American friends celebrate this one – they share love and care and hugs and joy with everyone around them. Whereas here in Australia, it tends to be more a couple thing, some couples celebrate and some don’t.  So where ever you are in the world Happy Valentines day!

The Caseing The Catty Crew are back this week with a Sketch challenge. This week we are drawing inspiration from the card layout from the Donkey holding the rose card, which is on page 5 of the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

This is what the sketch looks like…

And here is where I went with my card….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Sweet Strawberry, Berry Blessings

I went Strawberries from the Sweet Strawberry bundle and teamed it up with some of that yummy designer paper from the Berry Blessings Sale-a-Bration freebie.

I just love how one side is packed full of berry fruit artistry and the reverse is more generic, making them versatile for different occasions or contrasting effects.

But what I like most, is that DistINKtive style in which the stamps are created. They allow you to create a lovely watercoloured look effortlessly.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Sweet Strawberry, Berry Blessings

Here I stamped the vine stamp twice and coloured the leaves with a blender pen, leaving the flowers white. I stamped the strawberries and the green stems then punched them out using the coordinating punch, both available in the January Mini Catalogue. Using dimensionals I adhered the berries over the top of the vine stamp.   

Next up in the hop is the lovely Monique Fielder.

After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, February 21st.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Blender Pens
$21.00

Colour INKspiration – CI93

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Here I am, back for another year of exciting colour combination challenges with the Colour INKspiration crew, ready to inspire your crafting. This next challenge for the year is nothing short of inspiration too – it’s quite the arty combination, but when you get going with it, I’m sure you’ll find it just as much fun as I did. Here it is…

Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point and Sahara Sand. Don’t forget you can also include Basics (Black and White) as well as Metallics.

I found I was very inspired by the pealing paint in this particular image and I wanted to include something on my project that reflected that. So I went with the A-Ma-Zing Painted Texture 3D embossing folder and here is what I did with it on my card…

I went for a little splash of messy using some inking and spritzing techniques. I simply up-ended my Granny Apple Green ink pad on the top of my embossing folder, aiming for an angled coverage. Next, I used my Pacific Point on the remaining section. I did overlap slightly, which meant I had to clean and reink one edge of my Pacific Point ink pad, so just be careful of that when doing this technique! At the end of the day, I had loads of fun!

Where there was no cross over, I lightly blending the ink together with a Stampin’ Sponge. Then I spritz the inked folder with a little water, carefully popped in my cardstock and rolled it through my die cutting machine. I just used Basic White cardstock for this, you could also use Shimmery White too – which would be good if using more water. I set it aside to dry before completing my card.

With the background being such a striking feature, I decided to let is shine by not over embellishing this time. I wrapped some Braided Linen trim around the embossed cardstock before adhering onto a Basic Black cardbase. Fraying the ends just adds a touch more texture too.

I finished with a sentiment stamped in Memento Black ink onto some Sahara Sand cardstock, which I die cut out. Before putting my die away thought, I used it to emboss my edge, accentuating the bevelled edge. To do this, just leave the cardstock in the die, flip it over and using the stylus attachment of the Take Your Pick tool, trace around the edge. Such another cool tip for getting more from your dies!

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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 22. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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You Can Create It : Quarter 1

Hello and welcome to my new adventure. I am so excited to join the You Can Create It (YCCI) group of International demonstrators. It is such an honour to be selected and a wonderful experience too.

I am equally as excited to be able to offer you this opportunity to get creative with these kits too. I am one of just two demonstrators here in Australia offering these kits from YCCI.

So, let me take you through it:

What is it?

This is a quarterly subscription to a pack of crafting supplies. These are consumable supplies only. You use these supplies to create/decorate projects as you like.

How it works?

Each quarter you get 4 packs of consumable supplies – 3 monthly packs and 1 pack of extra materials. The 3 monthly packs are labelled (January, February, March… etc).

Here is what Quarter 1 kit looks like:

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Love You Always suite, You Can Create It kits

You must use the supplies included in the monthly pack. However, you can also dip into Extra Materials pack, and your own supply of tools too to top up your creation. Extra Materials pack can be shared across the quarter.

Ideas

These kits will be supported by a Blog Post around the 2nd or 3rd of the Month and will feature my creation with the monthly kit and ideas from our global demonstrators. Januarys’ ideas will be posted on February 2nd/3rd… and so on.

January Kit ideas

The January kit features these supplies: 1 6×4” piece of Forever & Always Designer paper, 1 6×2” piece of Forever & Always Foil sheet, 40cm Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon & 1 Heart Charm. Here take a look…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Love You Always suite, You Can Create It kits

Using these supplies and some Whisper White thick cardstock and the Love You Always Treat Box from the extra materials pack, I created this gift set…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Love You Always suite, You Can Create It kits

Keeping the card simple, I went for an angled feature with the Designer Paper and Foil to create some interest. Here I have used the Sahara Sand colour. I created a simple sentiment using the Oval Occasions bundle, with that amazing Double Ovals punch and using Generational Stamping technique.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Love You Always suite, You Can Create It kits

To add a splash more colour, I used the Blending Brush, also included in the extra materials pack, to create a highlight behind my sentiment, then embossed the card front with the Dainty Diamonds folder.

I also used the Blending Brush on the gift box too, just enough to highlight that angled foil/DSP decorative element. I love how easy this box assembles too – no sticking either, simply folding in all the score lines and it clicks together… Yay!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Love You Always suite, You Can Create It kits

I finished off the box with a little ribbon with the gold metallic flecks side showing to coordinate with the Sahara Sand, and topped it with the heart charm.

For more ideas from the International demonstrator team using this kit, scroll to the bottom of this blog post.

So, how can you get involved…

  • Kits are available quarterly.
  • Cost is $25 per quarter. (Inc postage. These are charged/paid at the start of each quarter).
  • The quarters start in January, April, July and October.
  • Kits will begin shipping to subscribers by the 15th of the first month of the quarter.
  • Quarterly kits are available while supplies last or until the 15th of the last month of the quarter.
  • Payments can be made by direct deposit, in person with cash or I can charge your credit card.
  • These kits are available from me Australia-wide.

How to join the fun

Subscribing is easy – simply EMAIL ME to opt in.

Additional supplies

To help finish your kits, you may need Stamps, ink, adhesives or other craft materials. You can use what you have, or if you need some new supplies, I am happy to help with any Stampin’ Up! products you might like.

Shop online (and don’t forget to use this month’s Mystery Host code*), or Contact me, I am happy to help process your order.

*Find this months code on the home page. Only use this code when your personal order is less than $250. At $250 or more, you qualify for your own rewards – Yay! Congrats! Contact me for more information.

Here are some amazing project ideas from our Global Demonstrators using this months kit:

Simone Bartrum

Heikle Fallwicki

Danielle Kassing

Karen Hadler

Alana Klemick Warf

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Heart Charms
$13.00

CTC300 – Case Mini Catalogue

New catalogues are great for some many reasons, of course it’s all about the new toys to play with. But there are so many new ideas to inspire our creating too. And that’s what the Caseing The Catty Crew are focussed on this hop. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Tina. I’m sure you are going to love all the inspo the crew has for you here.

Today my inspiration came from a card on page 56 of the January Mini Catalogue. It’s this one, with the cut designer paper….

It’s simple and clean and fun. So I decided to step my version up a little by adding some bling in the form of the new Gilded Leaf. Here is my card…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Fine Art Floral suite, Many Message bundle

The designer paper is from the Fine Art Floral suite as is the Gilded Leaf product. To make this work, I first worked out my measurements – what size I wanted the base to be, then trimmed my designer paper down 10mm less on both edges. I sliced my designer paper into big pieces and checked to make sure they fit nicely on my base, with even gaps between the pieces.

Carefully sliding the pieces off to the side, I set about covering the base with Adhesive Sheet, then  removing the backing from the Adhesive to expose all that sticky goodness! I positioned my designer paper in place, all the while handling it carefully, so as not to disturb the glue.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Fine Art Floral suite, Many Message bundle

Next, I applied the Gilded Leaf to the remaining exposed adhesive, using my finger to apply – static electricity is a good thing!! – and then brushing off the excess with an artists brush.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Fine Art Floral suite, Many Message bundle

To finish my card, I wrapped some of that lovely gold thread from the Forever Greenery suite around and topped with a few of the Laser Cut elements from that same suite too. Finishing off with a simple sentiment from the Many Messages bundle – new in the Mini catalogue framed with a shape from the Tasteful Label dies.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Fine Art Floral suite, Many Message bundle

Next up in the hop is the amazing Peta Stephen.

After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, January 17th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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