CTC141 – Birthday


This week at Case-ing The Catty, it’s all about the Birthday section. Welcome, if you have just joined me from Julia or starting here, you are in for some great inspiration.


I have been in Male card land lately, with male themes flowing through my classes this month and it works as Fathers Day is only weeks away here in Australia.

I drew inspiration from the Birthday section of the Annual Catalogue for this weeks case but changed it up to work as a Fathers Day card or even a birthday card for Dad.

This is where my inspiration came from… I just love this colour combination! Suits the bold drama that’s followed me this year!


Here is my inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Best Badge, Badges and Banners

I have been feeling guilty lately for not showing love to some of my awesome stamp sets sitting on the back of the shelf. So I have pulled out my Best Badge punch and the coordinating Badges and Banners stamp set. I used to these to make the feature… stamping the badge in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White cardstock and the circle detail in Night of Navy on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

From the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, I added “Dad” to the front beneath the circle. I punched this out using the Classic Label punch, then popped the end of my punched piece back in, lining up horizontally, so that I could punch flag ends in to the sides.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Best Badge, Badges and Banners

Beneath my badge element, I replaced the silver mini sequins with some of that cute Stitched Edge Ribbon in Pumpkin to coordinate. As I played with this ribbon, I kept thinking “if there was a red version available, I’m sure we could make Baseball cards with it”, it’s that kind of ribbon.

I kept the Lemon Lime Twist flags hanging down from the badge element. I also created the background the same too by stamping the fairy lights in Night of Navy on the Night of Navy Cardstock and layering that on the same colour cardbase.

So many great ideas await you in this blog hop, next up is Angela.


We’d love you to join in on the challenge of drawing inspiration from the Birthday section of the catalogue, so show us what you create this week. Load up your creations to our Facebook Challenge group by 6pm next Sunday, 20th August.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – CI15


I am so excited to kick off this fortnights blog hop. Welcome if you are starting here or if you may have joined me from Denita, having started at another point in the hop.

We have a really cool colour combination for you to play with this time around and I hope you will be playing along. Here they are: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist.


Here is my inspiration using those colours.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up!, Lovely Words thinlit dies, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

I leaned my creation towards the blues in this combination – Bermuda Bay and Pool party – and using Eggplant and Lemon Lime as accents.

I’m back playing with the Lovely Words thinlit dies and made this the feature in Eggplant. To break up the blue tones, I punched out the background using that lovely diamond patterned thinlit from the Eclectic Layers thinlit dies. I popped some Lemon Lime Twist Designer paper, from the Eastern Palace Specialty pack, in the back.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up!, Lovely Words thinlit dies, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

I embossed the diamond from the thinlit set and added some ribbon for different textures. And topped it off with a little flower from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set!


Next up in the hop is Nikki Spencer, keep hoping through to see all the amazing creations the team has for you. Then you have until Monday 21st, 7pm to load your creation to our Facebook Challenge group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Detailed Gate sneak peak

So here I was today, prepping for my upcoming classes, when my lovely box of yummy goodness arrived containing all my Holiday catalogue pre-order products.

Easily distracted was always a common line written on my school reports and I’m pleased to let you know not much has changed! Here is what I created during my distraction period.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Detailed Gate Framelit

I’m not one to celebrate Halloween, but as soon as I saw that Detailed Gate thinlit… I had to have it. It’s just so beautiful and intricate. I always look forward to this section of the Holiday catalogue as it always some really cool product you can adapt for other occasions, they always appeal to my inner gothic side.

Here, I teamed it up with Floral Phrases stamp set and made a wedding card. The gate comes as one piece, but here I decided to make a gatefold front so I could decorate the rest of my card font.

First, I punched out my gate from Gold foil. I trimmed Gold Foil and Very Vanilla pieces of cardstock to size. I positioned the gate where I wanted it sit when finished to get a visual. This helped when stamping my flower, as I wanted it to sit just above the main bar of the gate. Same with stamping my sentiment at the top. I set the gate aside and stamped the banner twice, beneath the flower without inking in between so I had a tone effect. I left a gap between them, so that my ribbon wouldn’t cover too much of the images. I finished off the front with some some gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, and some bows in the Gold 1/8” ribbon.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Detailed Gate Framelit

Next I went about assembling my card, adhering my vanilla piece to the Gold Foil and then my gate. This is when I sliced my gate in half, and folded the little wings around to stick to the back of the Gold Foil sheet, thus giving a nice neat wrap around. I adhered this on my Very Vanilla cardbase – it’s the new thick weight Vanilla which is just perfect for supporting heavier card front designs. I finished off with decorating the inside to match.


I’m sure I’ll be back with more sneak peaks soon.

Until then… Stamp Creatively,

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Detailed Gate thinlit die coming in the Holiday Catalogue on September 1st, 2017

CTC140 – For Babies & kids


At Caseing The Catty this week we are focussing on the For Babies and Kids section of the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you have just joined me from Fiona or if you are starting the blog hop here, there are so many awesome inspiring creations by the team this week.

This time, it was this image from page 105 that called to me, the same used to head up this weeks CASE too. In particular the card in the bottom left, with the flag element.


Whilst, I have missed playing with Foxy Friends stamps and punch, today I really wanted to play with the A Little Wild stamp set, which is new in this catalogue on page 108. So I combined the two stamp sets and here is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, A Little Wild, Little Loves Framelits

Keeping the flag element as the feature, I also looked at how the placement of other elements and worked with those. I decided on the bear from the A Little Wild stamp set, he’s just so cute. Whilst this stamp set is designed and created to make decorative tags, used this way but inking up just half the stamp, means you can use them on cards like this too.

I stamped him in Soft Suede ink and coloured him lightly, just adding a touch of colour in shadow areas. I added some colour to the Bee too. It worked to have him seated on the tree stump from the Foxy Friends stamp set. I used the coordinating bear framelit to punch him out and fussy cut my tree stump.

I set these aside for now, while working on the base of my flag element. I worked with a long piece of the Whisper White cardstock, trimming the flag to one end. Then I worked my way up with elements. Using the coordinating sentiment from the A Little Wild stamp set, however this is in a stacked layout and I wanted a line stretching across the bottom of my flag. So used my markers to ink up the stamp in stages, and my stamp-a-ma-jig to help position them in a line.

Next I double stamped the grass in an offset manner, so the top line of grass is brighter than the lower one. I punched a 2” circle from Daffodil Delight cardstock and snipped in from the edge toward the centre (but not all the way) to create some texture. Using my bear image, I found the position for my circle element and adhered this in place. Using dimensionals, I adhere my tree stump and bear in place too.


Next I worked on the elements to feature at the top of the flag. The leaf element is a die in the Little Loves framelit set, and I thought it would work great. A combination of Ombre ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist and some Linen Thread was used to accent with the leaf die.

I stamped some of those cute little Bees around my bear and I was happy with the flag element feature.

I finished off the card with some of that yummy Wood Textures DSP over a card base of Lemon Lime Twist. I adhered my flag element with Dimensionals and stamped a coordinating envelope. Such a cute little card.


Next up on the hop is the ever amazing Rebecca Scurr. Once you have hopped through all the wonderful design team inspiration, head on over to our Facebook Challenge group and upload your creation using inspiration from this section of the catalogue. You have until next Sunday, August 13th, 6pm enter. Can’t wait to see what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Carols of Christmas

I have been playing a little more with the Carols of Christmas bundle. This is available now as an early release to the Holiday catalogue coming next month.

Here, I have teamed it up with the Chalk board technique, take a look…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas

I love this look, it adds a little softness to the drama of black cardstock. I started by embossing one of the large sentiments onto the cardstock with white powder. I also added one of the little decorative elements beneath it. Once set, I sponged the white craft ink around the edge of the cardstock. Next, I dabbed off any excess before adding some to the front face.

Once I was happy with it, I stamped another of the decorative stamps in the white craft ink at the very top of the sentiment.

I used some of that lovely Double Stitched ribbon in Cherry Cobbler across the front. I love this ribbon as you can use both side of the ribbon and it gives you two different designs – this one: the stitched look and the other side has crosses – hence the name: Double Stitched.


I tied a bow separately as I wanted to add some Silver Metallic Ribbon and some of that yummy new Mini Sequin Trim in Black to coordinate. They are all held together by some trusty Glue dots.

I layered this with some Silver foil sheets onto a Cherry Cobbler cardstock base. I’m having so much fun with this stamp set. It’s part of a Mega Suite coming in the 2017 Holiday catalogue next month. So stay tuned for some more inspiration.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sneak Peak – Quilted Christmas

Today, I have a little sneak peak of one of the new bundles coming next month in the 2017 Holiday catalogue. It’s from the gorgeous new Quilted Christmas suite.

Here I have created a cute little Christmas note card. I like note cards for this time of year, they are great for giving with a gift when you want a little more real estate than a tag.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Suite

It’s a cute size at 3” x 3”, and features the new Quilt Builder framelit dies and the Quilted Christmas, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.

The paper has so many cute designs and I’m sure I’ll bringing you more soon, but today I used this design. It even has lovely fine printed stitch detail to match the star shape.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Suite

The framelit I used coordinates beautifully with one of the paper designs. The framelit has two pieces – the inside star type design and a separate square framelit to punch it out. Which is really great, it allows you to punch out stars from card stock and create a window, or you can do what I did here and punch the whole piece out of the cardstock to create a separate element.

I overlayed the element to match the paper design. Used like this, it creates texture by having a raised element on the card. I adhered these to some silver foil and adhered to my cute note card base.

I added some smaller elements to the top – silver foil circle with some silver metallic thread behind and a sentiment over the top. The sentiment is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, which carried over from last year. I used some dimensionals for height to finish off my note card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Suite

How cute is this and I know I’ll be back with some note cards soon, as I have more ideas for you with these!!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Quilted Christmas suite supplies coming September 1st, 2017

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Can you hear the Christmas bells ringing?

Christmas has come early at Stampin’ Up! with the early release of the Carols of Christmas bundle. This early release is also a sneak peak as it’s part of a mega suite in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue that launches to customers on September 1st.

Take a look at this lovely set that is available from today…


Here is one of my first playtime creations.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Carols Of Christmas

I have used to the bundle teamed up with the scallop thinlit from Seasonal Layers dies for a curtain look.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Carols Of Christmas

Want to see more… watch Stampin’ Up!’s video here:

I can not wait to get my hands on more of this suite, the coordination is truly beautiful and makes creating for this Christmas season really quick and easy. I’m sure I’ll be back with more very soon, so stay tuned.

Shop this bundle here!

If you can’t wait to get your hands on all the new Holiday products, as a demonstrator you can order them now. Talk to me about joining my team today. More info is under the tab at the top – Join My Team.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,