CTC139 – Everyday Occasions


Here we are back at the Everyday Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you are joining me from the lovely and talented Julia Quinn. The Caseing The Catty team have another series of inspiring projects from this section.


This week, I decided to go out on my own using stamps from this section. It’s the “This Little Piggy” stamp set. I created this card for my class this month and the girls loved it. Inspiration came from a card created with my gorgeous upline, Simone. Here it is.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, This Little Piggy

What I wanted to show my class girls with this project, was another way to use outline stamps if they didn’t feel like colouring them. Simply stamping on colour cardstock, or even Designer Paper, is a way to add instant colour without doing the colouring yourself. There are some really lovely examples of this technique out there in the social media space.

Here I have used the Colour Theory Designer series paper stack, focussing on that yummy ombre style side. I embossed this with the Star Burst embossing folder – and what I really like is the effect that creates. Being a printed paper means the core is white and so when you emboss it like this, the surface can break a little revealing some of the core white and it can create an amazing effect – I’ll be back with some more ideas with this another time.

Over the top, is a layer of whisper white punched from the Lots of Label framelit dies. The feature image is adhere over the top of this with dimensions.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, This Little Piggy

I created the feature image by simply stamping my little piggy in Basic Black Archival ink on to some Whisper White and Powder Pink cardstock. The Whisper White piece I used for my base and punched out my piggy using one of the circles the Stitched Shapes framelits. I coloured in some grass with some Old Olive ink and set it aside.

Next I fussy cut my little piggy out from the Powder Pink one and simply adhered him over the top of the stamped image on the Whisper White and presto instant colour.

I added in a Powder Pink flag behind the feature image. For the sentiment, I added in the “says” from another stamp in that set, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig (stamp positioning tool). This allowed me to have the sentiment read as one sentence, once I added my Happy Birthday.


Next up in the hop is the lovely, Mel Pagano. Continue to hop through the teams inspiration, then hop over to our Facebook Challenge group and upload your project from this section. You have until 7pm next Sunday, August 6th to enter.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Grouping Challenge – CYCI#166

It’s our last challenge at Can You Case It? #166 After a number of years on the challenge circuit providing loads of amazing challenges and inspiration from talented Design Team Members, Can You Case It? is coming to a close.

To finish off, Eva has come up with a very cool challenge, it a grouping challenge or cluster grouping. This is when you arrange several elements together in a cluster. Just like this sketch.


Here is my design team inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic Suite

I’ve been playing with the Naturally Eclectic suite again, but this time, I wanted to include those new-style emboss-only dies. There is a little trick to these, you have to add them last, even though they have to go on first. Let me explain…

I started with the sketch first, working out what I wanted where and choosing my colours. I decided on the spots design of the Designer Series Paper and choose coordinating Emerald Envy for my cardbase.

Lemon Lime Twist was another feature colour  in the spots DSP so I used some of that colour cardstock for the vertical strip. The horizontal strip I kept as Whisper White so I could on stamp my sentiment.

I used the diamond thinlit die as my feature element in Peekaboo Peach. I used Peekaboo Peach ink to stamp my sentiment to echo the feature.

All the while I was creating this, I kept placing my elements but didn’t adhere anything. I knew I wanted to use those emboss only dies and of course they have to be in place for any sticking happens. Once I had all the positions worked out for all other elements then I was able to do the sticking.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic suite

I embossed two leaves on the base card and a diamond on the bottom of the Lemon Lime twist stip. Adhering all my elements in place gave me the look I was after.

For more inspiration head on over to our Facebook challenge group and check out our Design Teams ideas. The we’d love to have you play along for this last challenge. You have until Midday, Saturday, 29th to load your project.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#165

Over at Can You Case it? This week we have another colour challenge. Crystal has come up with a great combination of Yellow, Purple, Pink and Brown.


At first, I had to stop and think about these colours. After pulling out cardstock in these shades of colours, it started to come together and this is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips

Playing a little more with the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, I create some purple and yellow tulips by stamping the background in a lighter shade and forefont of the tulip in a darker one.

I used Wisteria Wonder for the background of my purple tulips and So Saffron for the yellow. Over the top, I stamped Elegant Eggplant for the purple and Crushed Curry for the yellow, I stamped these on some scrap and fussy cut them to adhere over the top with some dimensionals for some additional height.

I stamped the stems in Crumb cake and adhere this over the top of Powder Pink cardstock over the Crumb Cake base layer.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips

I topped off the card with some burlap trim and some Shimmer Ribbon in Powder Pink. I added a sentiment stamped in Powder Pink and adhered it all together with some Tear and Tape for additional strength.

With just a couple of weeks left of Can You Case it?, I would love to see you join in. Head over to the Facebook Group and see the rest of the design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by midday, next Saturday 22nd.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC137 – Artistic Expression


It’s blog hop time with the Caseing The Catty team. Welcome if you have joined me here or you may have hopped over from Megan.

This week we are focussing on one of the larger sections of the catalogue – Artistic Expression.


The stamp sets featured in this section can be applied to any number of occasions. The stamp designs also have a different artistic styles to them, making the appealing to many different tastes and giving a varied look to the artwork you can create.

It is a quite a large section, a little hard to decide what to do – I had to remind myself the team will mostly visit this section again, I’m sure! So I drew inspiration from the card on the left on page 136 of the catalogue.


I loved this card design as soon as I saw it. I also loved the colour combination too – Black and Lemon Lime Twist – hello bold and dramatic!  Today, however, I’m using a host exclusive stamp set – You’re Delightful.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightful

I love this set and used it recently too. It has two main statement stamps, one which is an outline style and the other is a solid style, giving two very different looks. Then there are number of supporting sentiment and graphic stamps too, which you can have loads of fun with. The sentiments and graphic elements have that texty design to them, so they coordinate well with the Text You Later stamp set too.

Here I have created two card using both styles to show you how different they can look. First up is the solid stamp with a supporting “thank you” and some smiley emoji’s.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightful

The second one uses the outline style and here I’ve made a birthday card with the sentiment and birthday cake emoji to support it.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightful

The use of washi tape adds a great effect. What I really like about the washi tape is that they are transparent, so when you apply it over a stamped image, it is still visible.

This design is really easy to recreate, I did this project with my stamp club girls recently and they really enjoyed making it. I love how quick and simple it is but still has great visual impact.


Next up in the hop line up is Angela Meiritz-Reid who has been playing with some embossing paste. Hop on over there and check out her creation.

When you are finished hopping through, get busy creating and head on over the Facebook Challenge group to load up your CASE. We’d love to see how this section of the Annual Catalogue inspires you.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – CI13


Welcome to another amazing colour challenge from the Colour INKspiration team. Here we are at our 13th hop for the year already and we have a pretty cool colour combination for you to play with this next fortnight. Have a look…


Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi.

Here is what I made with these colours.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I’ve been playing with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle still… It just keeps calling me! This challenge I started with an old favourite stamp set, but here I am right back at this one … it’s funny how that happens, isn’t it?

Here I used Fresh Fig as my cardbase and layered that with some of that amazing Fresh Floral DSP in Fresh Fig too. Next I trimmed out a Whisper White panel (10cm x 8cm) and stamped the bottom with those cute little flowers, the line detailed one in Fresh Fig ink and then coloured it with the solid coordinating stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink. I stamped one simple small flower outline only in the top right corner, then adhered the Fresh Fig cardstock to the edge the panel.

Using some of the lovely new Ombre Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist, I wrapped it around the panel and adhere the whole panel to my cardbase.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I used only part of the Happy Birthday thinlit die this time, as I only wanted the “Happy” this time. I wanted to coordinate the sentiment to the birthday I was making for. In this case, it was a 40th birthday, so I used the amazing Milestone Moments stamp set to express this.

I stamped the sentiment with Sweet Sugarplum ink onto Whisper White cardstock and trimmed it tight. I overlayed this onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and created flags to the end to create a banner feature. I adhere this right above my ribbon. I used some Fine Tip Glue pen to adhere the Happy and finished off with some the green Glitter dots for some bling.


Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Elizabeth Gross. Hop on through the team’s inspiration. Then head over to our Facebook Challenge group and be sure to upload your creation with these colours by 7pm, Monday 24th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#164

It’s sketch challenge time at Can You Case It? #164 this week. You know I love a sketch challenge… and this one, by Eva, is a little different, which was nice. Check it out.


I decided to rotate the sketch and this is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Coffee Break

I started with a card base in Soft Sky and stamped a few of the little decorative element stamps in the Coffee Café stamp set. I used Soft Sky ink so that it was subtle element on there.

Sketch Challenge – CYCI#164

Next, I used the Lots of Labels framelit dies to punch the shape to fit the sketch. The Designer Series Paper I used, is the Coffee Break pack. I wrapped some Classic Weave Ribbon in Soft Sky around the top of the shape and trimmed it down to fit snug across the top of the card.

I punched out a coffee cup in coordinating colours to the DSP and layered that over the top. I tied a simple bow, with some linen thread around the Sky ribbon to finish it off.

Stamping the sentiment in Early Espresso on the right side finished off the card.

We have just a few more weeks left of Can You Case it? So I would love to see you join in. Head over to the Facebook Group and see the rest of the design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by midday, next Saturday 15th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC136 – Thanks

I’m so excited!! This is my first blog hop as part of the Case-ing The Catty Design Team Crew! Welcome if you are joining me from talented Julia. If you are a regular follower of mine and are starting here, you are in for a treat.

The Case-ing The Catty team focuses on drawing inspiration from different sections and themes within Stampin’ Up! catalogues. The team look at ways to give you new ideas based on ideas found in current catalogues. I encourage you to hop through the teams blogs and see all the amazing ideas. But it doesn’t stop there – you can join in the creative fun too. All the details are given later in the blog.

But for now, let’s get things rolling by introducing this week’s section. It’s the Thanks section featured on pages 126 to 131.


I drew inspiration from this same image from the catalogue, which is featured on page 131. Here I have focused on the card on the left of this main image. It features the stamp set One Big Meaning which provides you many different stamp designs to help you create that perfect card or gift to convey your sentiment.

I specifically chose this card as I knew I didn’t have those gorgeous Hearts & Stars Embellishments yet – sadly they are still on my wishlist. So, I wanted to show how I thought about a substitute for them.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning

First, I looked at what elements I had available to use and decided on the Copper trim in place of the Linen Thread, as this was more substantial and the darker colour commanded more attention. Next, I looked at paper. Whilst I had the Naturally Eclectic pack that is used in the catalogue sample, I opted for one that suited the Copper trim a little more. I went for the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, as it featured Soft Sky which is the colour used in the original card, but it also had the neutral tones I was looking. I wrapped a piece of the trim around the overlapped papers, then I created a separate bow to adhere over the top of the sentiment to help the create impact of the embellishments.

While making this card, this sparked another idea for another card. Here is what I created.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning

I used the same Pinewood Planks embossing folder for the background. I started with some Washi tape at the very back, then layered Burlap Trim and some Designer Series Paper from the Coffee Break pack in a similar way to the original card. I love how the busyness of this design with the vertical and horizontal lines and the circles all work together.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning

This design used another stamp in that same stamp set. With the design of this stamp being a stacked layout, it allowed me to make it a feature in a medallion style setting. I finished off the card with a heart shape from the Corrugated Elements embellishment pack – those I do have! LOL.


Next up on the blog hop is my stamping friend – Fiona Cobbin. Hop on over and check out her ideas.

When you have finished hoping through the teams creative inspiration, please jump over and Join our Facebook Challenge group. We’d love to see what has inspired you from this section of the catalogue. Simply snap a pic of your project and load it up by 7pm Next Sunday (16th). Anyone can enter. We choose a community “most liked” project and the Crew choose their favourite each week – so you just may be a top pick. I can’t wait to see what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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A little hello

Playing along with Case-ing the Catty again this week. This weeks feature is the Holiday section! I know… Holiday… Christmas… that time of year will soon be upon us!

Case-ing the Catty blogspot

This is a small section of the catalogue, as most of the Holiday themed Stamps and accessories will be coming in the Holiday catalogue this September.

Today, the inspiration for my project came from page 118.


I love that Wood Textures paper, it’s awesome. I’ve used it on my project to make a little Hello Note card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

I’m back with the Oh, So Eclectic bundle again. I used the leaves in place of the Holly. You get two leaf designs in this stamp set, I like the water coloured look one. The paper bow, I replaced with a real one – loving that Stitched Ribbon and I swapped the Real Red ink for Pumpkin Pie.

A little lovely note created from that Christmas card.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour Challenge – CYCI#163

I think the colour combination over at Can You Case It? [CYCI#163] provided by Kim are pretty patriot this week, given the American Independence Day is only a couple of days away. But being an Aussie – they do remind me a little bit of the Western Bulldogs colours! Check them out – Blue, Red, Silver and Black.


Here is my Design Team inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

Here I used a Whisper White thick cardstock base and layered it with some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I love how these are silver one side and gold on the back. I used the Silver side with the scallop design.

I wrapped some black thick bakers twine around the red panel layer before adhering the Foil Acetate. The top layer is some more of that yummy Colour Theory Designer paper stack. Here I have used one of the crackled print designs in Dapper Denim.

I added a touch of silver foil to the side edges, then went on to dressing up with some stamping. I decided to use a Host exclusive set, You’re Delightful. It’s an outline style stamp, which I stamped in Basic Black archival ink. This allowed me to colour it in using watercolour ink. Here I used the brush end of my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker to colour with. Adding colour to the stamped image made a huge difference to the overall look when stamping over the pattern paper.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

I finished off using one of the supporting sentiments, a few of the decorative elements too and stamping a coordinating envelope.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

The sketch for this layout came from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I enjoy playing along with these challenges too.

If you are part of the Can You Case It? Facebook Challenge Group, you may have read that these challenges are finishing up on July 23rd. Which is sad, but good timing for me. I have been part of the team for the last year now, and have really enjoyed my time as part of this talented group, but change can be a good thing.

So we have a few more challenges to get through over the next few weeks, so I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours, this week. Pop over to the Facebook group and check out the Design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by Midday, Saturday 8th July.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Bonuses for everyone at Stampin’ Up! this month

This month is shaping up to be huge at Stampin’ Up! with bonuses for customers and new demonstrators.

Christmas… already?


It’s really is Christmas in July when you join Stampin’ Up! this month. Have you ever entertained the idea of joining?

It’s always a great time to join Stampin’ Up!, I mean…. you get a starting rate of 20% discount on your stamps and dies and other goodies. This increases to 25% when you reach the next level up – which is easy to do. But it doesn’t stop there, with many other incentives available if you want them. These are available to Hobbiests or Career-makers, it’s your choice.

This month, Stampin’ Up! are giving you more in your starter kit. These are:

A free stamp set from the upcoming Holiday catalogue: Carols of Christmas…


Plus you get this Essentials gift pack:


This is an additional $121 worth of product in your pack. Taking the total value to $356. This is all yours for the joining fee of $169. Wow!

Want more information about joining, particularly in with our amazing team? Email me your details and I’ll call you to discuss or if you want to read a little more, click here.

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But don’t worry, as a demonstrator, you won’t miss out on Bonus Days vouchers! Demonstrators earn them too, just like customers…..


Bonus Days are back


This promotion was the first of it’s kind for Stampin’ Up! last year and proved so popular among Demonstrators and Customers — it’s back!

So what is it and how does it work?

There are two parts to this promotion, but it’s nice and simple, just the way it should be:

  1. Earn in July: For every $90 you spend, Stampin’ Up! email you a $9 voucher.
  2. Spend in August: Use your $9 voucher/s to receive a discount on your purchases.


There are no limits to the number of vouchers you can earn. You will be able to redeem your voucher/s together or individually during August. All you need is an email address so you can receive your voucher. That’s it!

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Use the Host code: HS3WRFNR for your chance to win Stampin’ Reward*.

The earning period for vouchers and for the joining extras end 31st July 2017.
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