Swirly Lollipop [CYCI #126]

This must be one of the most exciting blog post I have created. It’s my first one as a member of the Design Team for the Can You Case It? papercraft challenges. So excited!

You may have seen some of my previous blog posts, where I have played along with their weekly challenges. Now I get to help inspire other crafters with my creations and inspire them to play along.

Can You Case It?


This weeks Challenge is a Dies challenge.

This is where you can use one of your favourite dies to create a any paper based project – card, framed art, anything you like that’s mainly paper based. The project needs to fit the criteria – you can read them here.





So here is my favourite die at the moment – Swirly Scribbles and I’ve made a lollipop.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles

I keep going back to these swirls, they are just so good to work with and the ideas keep coming every time I look at them. The funny thing is, they were not my first choice of product to order during our demonstrator pre-order time – yet here I am, completely in love with them.

Interested in how I made this?

  • I punched out my two swirly scribbles, the larger one is Flirty Flamingo (a light pink) and the smaller one is Peekaboo Peach (a light orange).
  • I then positioned them on my Whisper White cardstock to get a visual for where I wanted my ink colour to go.
  • Using darker shade of the same colour inks, I sponged until I was happy with how it looked under my die cuts. I started in the middle with some Pumpkin Pie (a dark orange) and then moved to the larger circle with some Melon Mambo (a brighter pink).
  • The sprinkles stamp, in the background, came from the Painters Palette stamp set.
  • To finish off my lollipop, I positioned my lollipop stick and secured it using the Fine Tip Glue pen.
  • The sentiment I propped up with a double helping of dimensionals for extra height. The words are from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and coordinated Duet Banner punch.
  • Lastly, I made a big bow with some bakers twine.

So now it’s your turn!

I’d like to see your creations for this challenge. You can upload your project to either your own blog or to Facebook. If it’s Facebook, then be sure to edit the settings to that particular photo and set it to public so those who are not your “FB friends” can see it. If you have your own public Facebook page, then that’s great as most are set to public anyway.

Then visit the Can You Case It? website to enter your creation using the InLinkz linking tool at the bottom of the post. It’s really easy!   Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

Happy Birthday

Here I am back with another idea using one of the notecards with the red background ink slotch. You might remember a couple of posts ago, I created a handful of notecards with a splotch of red ink directly from the ink pad?  This was to help reduce the quantity of ink in my pad – read more here.


The red ink fits in with this weeks Colour Challenge over at Can You Case It? [#125].  Red, Grey, Black & White….. if you know me well, you’ll know this colour combination suits me down to the ground. I’m usually wearing something red and black most days! So I was really excited to play along when this challenge came up.


Here I have used a new Stamp called Stylised Birthday. It’s one of the few single stamps available in the Annual Catalogue. As you know, most Stampin’ Up! stamps come in sets.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stylised Happy birthday Stampin' Up!

Here I’ve made it the feature as it’s nice and big and works when used as the main feature, rather than a supporting sentiment. Using the Lots of Labels framelit dies, I punched out the Happy birthday, layered it with another frame punched out in Smokey Slate and used dimensionals to prop it up. Finishing off with some silver ribbon and Rhinestone jewels to add some bling.

Do you Like my page on Facebook? Just in case you don’t, I shared on there last night the announcement, that I will be joining the Can You Case It? Design team. I’m really excited about it and looking forward to providing inspiration around their challenges. My first post goes live on Monday, so be sure to check back then for the next challenge.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Thinking of You

How awesome is that Copper embossing powder? Have you gotten your hands on it yet? OMG… so in love. I haven’t done a lot of heat embossing of late…. I’m not sure why, but since getting my hand on this new colour, it’s reinvigorated my love for it. I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more embossing coming up.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

So the story around this card is a sad one. This is the card I made for my gorgeous sister recently after the passing of my brother-in-law. I kept it simple but added some interest with offsetting the coloured cardstock layers.

I just love that big Thinking of You stamp. It’s from the Time of Year stamp set, which is a host exclusive set. Visit here for more info on how you can earn host exclusive sets.

I topped it off with some floral elements from the Botanical Builder framelit die set.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

Water colour swirls

So here I am back with more swirly circles from the Swirly Scribbles thinlit die set. Yep, you guessed it… it’s my new fav.


Over at Can You Case It? [CYCI#124] challenges this week,
was this Water colour sketch challenge.





I did my water colouring and added in my sentiment, but I just couldn’t resist adding a little swirly circle or two. What do you think?

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

Swirly Scrap page

I just love the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies, there is so much you can do with them. I have been busy creating a number of projects with them recently and one of them is this scrap page.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Scrapbook

I don’t do a lot of scrapbooking. But I just loved the photos taken at the park this particular day and wanted to showcase them. I do that from time to time, displaying them about the house.

Both my kids love the swing. I think it has something to do with the wind in their hair. The wavy lines in this thinlit set reminds me of the swoosh sound when swinging happily along, so I thought it would make the perfect embellishments for such a project.

I used the new Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series paper for this page as it was perfect, the pink matched Little Miss’ leggings. It’s mostly a Black and White set of paper with one side of each design being only the two colours. The second side has just a Pop of pink (as the name suggests) or can be full pink, like the striped background used here.

I decorated with various dies from the thinlit set – the swirly circles, those wavy lines and even the little flowers at the top and bottom, which are finished with White Perfect Accents.

I just love how you can use Stampin’ Up! elements in so many ways, like here on a scrap page.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Time to Party

When you are stamping, has this happen to you?


Pretty frustrating huh? It usually happens when the ink pad is relatively new or if you have reinked it and perhaps put in a little too much ink.

It happened to me recently with one of my newer ink pads. A simple way to fix this is by de-inking the pad, IE squishing out the excess. But I didn’t want to waste the ink. So I pulled out some Note card bases and up ended my ink pads onto those.

This gave me beautiful solid oblong shapes to decorate later. It also removed enough ink from the pad so I could stamp my image out nice and clearly.



This week, I when I saw the colour challenge over at Can You Case It? [CYCI#123] being Red, White and Blue I got pretty excited. It gave me the challenge to create with one of my red splotched note card!




Here is what I came up with.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Confetti Celebration

It features the Confetti Celebration Stamp set and new Dapper Denim In colour.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch


Birthday Banners

I’m not a pink girl – red is me. Buuuuut I have to say, I don’t mind Flirty Flamingo at all! (It’s one of Stampin’ Up!’s new 2016-18 In Colours.) Maybe it’s because I have a little girl now and it’s pretty darn hard to escape pink, can I say!

I just love the coordination of products from a colour point of view too – the cardstock, ink and ribbon all match, which helps make cards and projects look really professional.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Thoughtful Banners

Here I have used Flirty Flamingo in the base cardstock, the ribbon and the banner feature is stamped with the ink.

I’ve also used a couple of other new releases – the Duet Banner punch, which coordinates beautifully with the banner stamps in the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. I love how the Photopolymer stamps are flexible, allowing you to stamp along a curve. The other is that lovely embossing just peaking out in the background there.

I used the centre to stamp the word “Happy” in an Ombre style pattern – it will have to do until I my new Ombre Ink Pads arrive (Yippee!). I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink and using the stamping off technique to get the right shades to create the effect.

I hope you enjoyed this cute little card.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

New Catalogue Inspiration

If you can imagine a happy excited little puppy dog scratching at the door as you arrive… you know the ones, they are so happy to see you they run around in circles not knowing what to do with themselves?

Well… that was me with my new stamps and accessories from Stampin’ Up! new 2016 Annual Catalogue. What do I create first?!! I was so excited and had so many ideas, I didn’t know where to start first! I now have an even bigger mess in my craft space and I really didn’t think that was possible!

So today’s blog post is a little different…. I have lots to share with you, in a “snip-it” kind of way. Then, over the coming weeks, I will revisit them in more detail for you. How does that sound?

1 – Happy Birthday Banners card. I just love that embossing folder, it comes in a set of two and both a gorgeous. I’ve used one of the new In Colours, Flirty Flamingo. The new Banner Duet punch is equally as awesome too.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Thoughtful Banners

2 – Thinking of You card. Mixing in new toys is always a good challenge. Here I have used the Thinking of You stamp from the Time of Year stamp set – it’s a host exclusive set and right now we have additional host $$ to earn – Check out the details here. The stamp is featured in the very yummy Copper Embossing powder.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

3 – Best Friend Badge card. This was my first play with the new In Colours. I water coloured some colours, stamped some and used cardstock for others. The stamp set is Badges and Banners and there is a coordinating punch, Best Badge to go with it. They are available in a bundle, saving you 10%.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Badges and Banners

4 – Park time scrap page. I just love these photos of kids at the park taken earlier in the year and wanted to display them. Here I’ve used the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (as it went with Little Miss’ leggings!) and the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies. The scribbly lines reminded me of the swoosh sound that swinging makes.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Scrapbook

5 – Hello tags. I made this little display for my catalogue launch party recently. I made it to showcase the new In Colour collection.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up!

6 – Popstick Frame. We had one of our Parish Sisters retire after 60 years of service, just recently. I made this in her honour.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up!

I hope you have enjoyed this little snap shot of Inspiration. I hope look forward to sharing more details about some of these projects in coming weeks. Stay tuned…

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Happy New Catalogue

… and happy anniversary to me!

Its been one year since launching this blog site. I remember, as my first blog post which celebrated the 2015-16 Annual catalogue. I hope you’ve been enjoying the inspiration I’ve been sharing.

Just like that, here we are celebrating the next one – the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. This one is themed “Finding Inspiration” and it’s packed full of it. I love the ideas that are loaded on each page. But then there are so many exciting, lovely and awecome new stamps and products, inspiration really isn’t hard to come by.

Check it out…

Stampin' Up! 2016 Annual Catalogue

I had my Catalogue Launch party early this year. That’s because I’ll be heading off to Europe for a couple of weeks – I know… very lucky!!

Here are some photos from that day.

I love to give a cute little hand-made but useful gift – this year my guests received little pointing Post-It notes, which I clipped to a tag base with a Clothes peg decorated with washi tape. I created many samples to inspire my guests and also displayed some projects from fellow team members from swaps we created earlier in the month. My guests got to stamp some Make & Takes using new stamps and colours. It was topped off by the yummy afternoon tea served all day. (The lemon curd tarts were the hit as they dissapeared real quick!) Everyone enjoyed the day, which made my day!

To celebrate the launch of the new Annual catalogue, Stampin’ Up! are offering two great specials:

1 -Extra Stampin’ Rewards: Get an extra $50 of Free products when your order/party sales total more than $450. As me how you can achieve this; and

2 – Two Extra Stamps sets when you Join my team. Find out some more details on joining here.

Contact me for more details.

Stay tuned for more creative inspiration using new products from the Annual Catalogue.
Until next time… Stamp creatively,