Colour INKspiration – CI18


Another fortnight has flown past, but thankfully here in Melbourne, we are starting to see some sunshine and most importantly… there is warmth in the air! Yay!!

Welcome to you all joining me on this blog hop. If you are starting here or if you have joined me from Jackie, you are in for some awesomeness this hop. We have a great selection of colours, check them out.


Sweet Sugarplum, Powder Pink, Sahara Sand and Basic Grey. We decided to add in a green too – anyone that we liked. I went for Lemon Lime Twist.

Here is my card….

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

Today, I decided to have a play with embossing on one of the Naturally Eclectic card overlays. Oh notice that yummy sunshine in the background there?!

I used an emboss-only die from the Eclectic Layers thinlit die set and embossed three leaf images directly onto the printed acetate overlay. The acetate overlays have protective films on both sides to protect from finger prints. I kept these on while embossing, only removing them once ready to adhere it.

What I found after embossing was that the acetate liked to curl. So I gentled curled them with my fingers back the other way to straighten them out a little. It worked well, not perfectly flat, but well enough to work on the card. I think the natural wave that is left adds movement to the finished card. It’s a soft and subtle texture.

I used a Basic Gray card base, then used strategically positioned glue dots behind the white printed leaves to adhere the overlay. Next I used a pop of colour in Lemon Lime Twist with a die cut of the Happy Birthday thinlit die. I used Multipurpose liquid glue to adhere it and only tiny little lines of it too. This is so that it didn’t leak all over my overlay leaving blotchy patches of dried glue.

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

To finish off, I decided on the coordinating Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, those flowers are just so cute. Stamping the outline in Sweet Sugarplum and the solid image in Powder Pink. I used a combination of large and smaller flower stamps scattered around the embossed leaves and sentiment.

For more inspiration using these colours, continue the hop with Rachel Palmieri.


Head on over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creations using these colours. Entries close Monday, October 9th at 6pm.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC147 – Christmas Around the World


Welcome if you are joining me here for my regular Sunday Blog hop with the Caseing The Catty crew. You may have just joined me from Rebecca Scurr, I hope you are enjoying the inspiration the crew has posted so far.

This week, we are focussing on the Christmas around the World suite on pages 28 & 29 of the Holiday. Can I just say, I really haven’t paid this suite the attention it deserves. I don’t own anything from this suite but in taking a good look at it for this Challenge, I have now added that bundle to the wishlist. That lamp post is just so clever, with the stamps design to hang like banners.


There is just the one main image of creations in this section, but gee there is heaps happening in every aspect of it. So much to look at and take in.

I decided to focus my attention on this card…


There is the DSP in the background and the sentiment is hanging like a banner off the silver washi tape.

Here is my creation…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Colour Theory Suite

I embossed some of the Crushed Curry DSP from the Colour Theory suite with the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder as my background. I layered a card from the Colour Theory Memories and More pack in a similar position to the green cardstock in the catalogue.

I added the tree to the opposite of the card from the banner sentiment and added my own sentiment waving off the tree trunk. I added a few flowers to the tree and finished off with a bow made from the Jute twine.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Colour Theory Suite

Next up in the hop is Peta Stephen.


Continue your hop and then head over to our Facebook page and join the challenge. We’d love to see what you create. Join in by next Sunday, 1st October. Entries close at 6pm.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Quilted Christmas pizza box

I am just so in love with the Quilted Christmas suite at the moment. I’ve been using it quite a bit. I think the Paper Stack in that suite is just so cool but I think photos in the catalogue just doesn’t quite do it justice.

I hope this great little project we made in class earlier this month will give you a better look at it and what you can do with this suite.

We decorated a Mini Pizza box and inside we made 3 note cards with coordinating mini envelopes.

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

The pizza boxes are just so cute, they come pre-cut and scored and flat packed in packs of 8. They also have a food-safe lining on the inside, making it great for gifts of cookies or shortbread this Christmas season.

Here we have decorated the top with a quarter of one of the patterns from the Paper stack which we matted on some Real Red cardstock. Looped with some Quilted Christmas ¼” Ribbon and a simple sentiment.

The 3 note cards we made using many of the elements from the suite, topped up with sentiments from other sets. I love how you can use the dies within the set many ways, you can either punch them into a piece of cardstock, creating a window effect or, like we have done here, used the coordinating framelit to punch out the element. There are three different elements that work like this in the set.


Both these sentiments are from the Labels to Love stamp set.

This next note card is just so cute… here we have created a tree from the elements. This is created using two different stamps in the set, stamped in two different colours. Being a Photopolymer stamp set, makes this so easy to achieve. Layered over a sentiment strip and some more of that gorgeous paper stack, this card is then topped off with some Real Red 1/8” Solid Ribbon tied in a bow.


Last, but not least in this set, is this gorgeous little flower. This is stamped and punched with the coordinating framelit, then layered over a flower which is created from framelits from this coordinating set. It’s just so easy to create lovely projects with such cleverly designed tools. Don’t you just love the Real Red teamed up with some Lemon Lime Twist – just gorgeous. This card is finished off with one of those gorgeous Facetted Gems.

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

All three cards have coordinating envelopes, which come ready made in packs of 40 in the Holiday catalogue. Whilst they are mini size, they are just large enough to hold a 3” x 3” note card like these. Made from Whisper White cardstock means they stamp up beautifully.

Creative Class at home

Would you like to complete this class at home? If you live in Australia, here are a couple of options which may suit you.

Option 1: Class kit

You will get all supplies and a tutorial to complete at home, posted to you for $20w.
Just add your own stamps, ink and adhesive.

Option 2: Quilted Christmas bundle class

Purchase the Christmas Quilt bundle and you can buy my class kit at half price. These are separate purchases – SHOP your Stampin’ Up! bundle online here and contact me for your half price class kit. Or I can organise it all for you. Just drop me a line and I’ll contact you.

Offer ends: October 31st, 2017

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC146 – Season of Glitz


Over at Caseing The Catty this week, it’s all about Season of Glitz suite on Pages 20 & 21 of the Holiday Catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Peta Stephen.


I have taken inspiration from this card in this suite…


I made this quick and easy card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!

I started with the cardbase in Bermuda Bay. It’s been a while since I used that colour and I had missed it. I swapped out the stamped trees for Designer Series Paper. This is Merry Little Christmas DSP pack, I love how the black & white prints can be used for any occasion.

I added a layer of Calypso Coral Cardstock to pop again the colours and stamped a simple sentiment in the Basic Black archival to coordinate. I looped some Bermuda Bay mini chevron ribbon across the card and finished off with a bow. This was in place of the Mini tinsel trim in the sample.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!

I really like how inspiration for any project can come from anywhere in Stampin’ Up! catalogues. Next up in the hop is Megan Lenske. Keep on hopping through for more inspiration using products from this cool little suite.


Once you have had your fix of inspiration we’d like to see what you create from this section of the Holiday Catalogue. Load up your ideas, here at our Facebook Challenge group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration CI17


It’s been a little while since playing along with the Colour INK crew, life gets busy as times doesn’t it? But I’m back with some inspiration for you using some really cool colours. Welcome if you are starting here or if you have just joined me from Nikki Spencer.

Our colour combination this fortnight is Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo.


Gorgeous aren’t they? Here is my inspiration… I went with Fabulous Flamingo stamp set for this challenge.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Fabulous Flamingo

I really couldn’t go past it really, all the colours in this challenge really suited this set. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and stamped the fern down the sides in Lemon Lime Twist, I even double-stamped in some instances to create a different tone, which added depth to the colour variation.

I cut a wide strip of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the outline of the flamingo in Basic Black Archival ink. Next I stamped one of the infill stamps in full Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I stamped the other infill stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink as well, but this time I stamped it off first, so that it would create a lighter shade of pink.

I used tempting turquoise ink for the water ripples and added some wash with some pool party ink. I used my aqua painter so that the water would flood the ripple lines, making them appear blury. I finished off the stamping with some fern in the top left corner. This top section was just about done, I needed a sentiment and for this I used the congratulations from this stamp set and stamped it in Flirty Flamingo ink and cut it out. I layered this over some of that yummy Ombre Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Fabulous Flamingo

Next, to adhere my Flamingo piece to the cardbase, I decided to add some additional cardstock to frame the edges. I trimmed a border with the ribbon border punch from Tempting Turquoise cardstock. I layered this over some Pool Party cardstock and used Dimensionals to adhere it to my cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and are ready for some more with Nicole Wilson, who is next up in the hop.


Once you’ve finished the hop, head on over to our facebook challenge group and load up your creation using these amazing colours. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC145 – Merry Little Christmas


The Merry Little Christmas Suite is the focus this week at Caseing The Catty. Welcome if you have just joined me from Julia or if you are starting here with me. Lots of great ideas are in store for you on this hop.

Turns out, this suite has created some controversy. Seems to me that people either love it or they don’t. Not much happens in between. Except for me… true to my Libran star sign, I’m balanced – there is a lot to love about this suite, so many lovely embellishments and accessories for whole range of projects. It is just missing red for me… and I think that is a common thing for a lot of people. I find that an easy fix, so I’m calling this “Just add Red” suite.

This suite focusses on providing options to create lovely packaging for gift giving this season, so my inspiration came from the “Just for you” packaging in the clear acetate box.


Taking a look at the individual elements – there was some of that lovely Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper inside used as wrapping, a wrap-around with the trees punched out, the black striped DSP and the Twine wrapped around and tied off holding the tag in place.  Here is what I created.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Merry Little Christmas suite

As you can see, I started with my “just add red” approach, starting with a Cherry Cobbler card base, I topped that with some Merry Music Specialty paper. I created a band of trees to stretch across my card. I punched the trees from Old Olive and backed it with some Always Artichoke. When I adhered these pieces together, I wanted to create some shadowing, I thought about sponging the Artichoke cardstock, but then I decided to try this instead… I used Multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the bottom half and some Mini Dimensionals to adhere the top, resulting in the shadow at the top of the trees.

I added some of that yummy Black & White striped ribbon over the top of my trees, in place of the DSP and wrapped some double-stitched ribbon in Cherry Cobbler around the whole band before I adhered it onto my card base.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Merry Little Christmas suite

Whilst I really like the Merry Little Labels stamp set that coordinates with the Everyday Label punch in this set, I’m totally in love with another stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue that also coordinates with this same punch…. It’s the Labels to Love stamp set.

Here I have used one of the Christmas stamps in that set and coloured it using the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Markers, which I think, creates a much more interesting and cohesive look.

I topped off the label with some holly from the Carols of Christmas stamp set, punched with the coordinating Card Builder framelit set. Simple but effective.

Next up in the hop is Rachel Palmieri.


Continue your hop and then head over to our Facebook page and join the challenge. We’d love to see what you create. Join in by next Sunday, 17th. Entries close at 6pm.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Dads day

It was Fathers Day last Sunday, here in Australia. The day comes with many emotions for many people – celebration and happiness for some and sense of sadness for others as they remember those no longer with them. For us it’s a full circle – a bit of both.

For us, the day does start off with fun… having little kids, it usually means banging and crashing as they scurry to collect hidden presents and make their way up to our room. Thankfully, our oldest is now able to tell the time and doesn’t come in at the crack of first light anymore!

So as Mr 10 and I were shopping for presents we found some wrapping paper. Check it out….


As soon as I saw it, I knew I had new stamps and accessories to match. Needless to say I was excited even if Mr 10 wasn’t! Here is the card I created.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer suite

It was really easy to match using new products from the new Year of Cheer suite in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. They have such similar characteristics and colouring. Here I used a strip of the Designer Series Paper and framed the top and bottom with basic black cardstock. I adhered this to the base card of Whisper White thick cardstock.

Next I inked up a couple of the stamps in Basic Gray archival ink and some Smokey Slate ink. I masked off the DSP with some scrap paper and randomly stamped circles over the top half of my card, alternating colours and stamp sizes.


I punched out D A D letters from the Large Letter Aphabet die set in Basic Black cardstock and adhered them in the centre of my card. I stamped my “Happy Fathers Day” sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamps set and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. I adhered this to a small piece of Champagne Foil cardstock, and fussy cut it out framing it nicely. I used some mini dimensionals to adhere it on.

I finished off with some of those amazing Black Rhinestones in the top right corner.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer suite

Hope you all had a lovely Fathers Day last weekend and hope you got some crafting in too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC144 – Quilted Christmas


So this post begins with a funny little story, especially if you just joined me from Julia. If you are starting here with me, but don’t want to miss the fun, jump back over to Julia and start there. Otherwise… welcome to the first week of caseing the 2017 Holiday catalogue. The crew are starting with caseing the Quilted Christmas suite, which features on pages 14 and 15.

So onto the story… they say no two crafters come up with the same project. Well I can tell you, this is not entirely true. Naturally the crew prepare for these hops earlier in the week and we share our projects amongst each other. So when Julia posted her gorgeous project of the Pizza box and Notecards, I laughed as it was almost identical to the one I had planned out for this hop. Now… could you imagine coming from Julia’s blog with her Pizza box and cards, to mine with Pizza box and notecards! Lucky I saw it earlier enough to change my project to this…..

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

My inspiration came from the little notecard project on the right, in the catalogue.


So how did I get to this creation from this idea? I hear you ask… well it was all about the small little square size of that cute paper. I was thinking about the paper in 2” square sizes as I was flicking through the Quilted Christmas paper stack when I really started to take note of the patterns within the designs. That’s when I decided one pack is not going to be enough….

So I settled on the same design in two different colours. I cut 2 ½” squares and created a square card base to match, from thick Whisper White cardstock. I adhered the squares in place, alternating the patterns.

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

I created a medallion element for the top from one of the framelits and Silver Foil. I added some Silver Metallic thread to the back before adhering to Real Red cardstock. I punched a square from the Stitched Shapes framelits in Garden Green and adhered it on the angle to create a diamond. I topped it off with a sentiment from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.

Next up in the hop is Sandra Collett. Hop on over and check out her inspiration.


We’d love you to join in on the challenge of drawing inspiration from the Quilted Christmas Suite from the Holiday catalogue, so show us what you create this week. Load up your creations to our Facebook Challenge group by 6pm next Sunday, 10th September.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Holiday Catalogue blog hop with ESAD


What is ESAD? I hear you ask… as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator there are many different supportive groups that are available to you. This one is the Extra Special Australasia Demonstrator (ESAD) group, where demonstrators from all over the Asia Pacific come together to support, share and inspire each other.

Welcome if you are joining me from Cathy Pinchbeck or if you are starting here with me, you are in for an amazing treat. I’m so excited to be participating in my first hop with ESAD demonstrators.

Today’s hop is all about the 2017 Holiday catalogue. After my wedding card recently, I decided I wasn’t quite finished with that amazing Detailed Gate thinlit die. So here I teamed it up with some awesome products from the Year of Cheer suite.


I just love that suite! I would never have been game to team up all that blingy metallic together, usually I just use the one metallic. In this suite, they all work together seamlessly – Gold, Silver, Copper and the new Champagne foil.

I started by making the tag element first. Drawing inspiration from the catalogue, I punched the tag out from part of the Detailed Gate thinlit die from that yummy new Champagne foil sheets. I popped it over the top of some Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper – as if there wasn’t enough bling!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Detailed Gate Thinlit, Year of Cheer suite

I threaded one of the gorgeous elements from the Year of Cheer Embellishment pack onto some 3.2mm Real Red solid ribbon, tied it through a punched hole at the top. Then set it aside to make the rest of my card.

Softening off some Real Red cardstock with some vellum, I painted the vellum with Wink of Stella first – I know more bling right! That helped tone down some of the red. I framed the top and bottom with strips of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper. Designing this way helped give me a way to hide the adhesive needed to stick on the vellum too.


I used a gold Foil Snowflake, which teamed up nicely with the embellishement. I used dimensionals to adhere the tag element over the snowflake.

Last was the sentiment – Merry Wishes comes from an old favourite, the Oh What Fun stamp set. I punched this out with the Classic Label punch. I wanted to frame it with some Real Red cardstock, but didn’t want anything too big. So I punched out a piece using the new Everyday Label punch, knowing it was going to be too big, I trimmed it down either side to reveal an inner strip with the semi-circles edges. Like this:

Finishing off with some of those cute mini dimensionals, I positioned the sentiment a little below the centre.

The ESAD hop continues with Barbara Williams. Enjoy the hop.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Courtenay Heuston
  5. Kelly Kent
  6. Josie Dean
  7. Cheryl Algie
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Chloe Evans
  11. Sharon Dalton
  12. Carly Middleton
  13. Nicole Wilson
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Sandra Mastello
  20. Cathy Pinchbeck
  21. Rose Packer
  22. Barbara Williams
  23. Jessie Holton
  24. Rosalie Desmond
  25. Liv Ingle
  26. Ellen Woodbridge
  27. Rebecca Scurr
  28. Mandy Depiazzi
  29. Samantha White
  30. Libby Dyson
  31. Lisa Gibson
  32. Delys Cram

Happy Holiday Catalogue

I’m so excited to share with you the Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalogue. It’s packed full of more amazing products that will make this Christmas season a truly beautiful one.

Download a PDF copy here. Or Shop here. Or contact me and I will post you a hard copy.


There is so much in this catalogue, including our first Mega Suite – Merry Little Christmas. It’s had so many coordinating products which are fabulous for any number of projects from packaging and tags, to traditional cards.

There are a number of product suites, packaging options, great bundles and just truly gorgeous stamps. One thing I really like is the two new kits – Watercolour Christmas Project kits, making 20 cards, and Be Merry Ornament kit, which makes 12 gorgeous rosette ornaments.



And as if that wasn’t exciting enough…. to celebrate the launch of the catalogue, Stampin’ Up! are offering an exclusive stamp set in a host promotion. Check it out.

Merry patterns will be available through September and October for qualifying orders of AUD450 or more. There are a few ways to earn this gorgeous stamp set – combine orders with your order with some friends or host a party where you can try out some new stuff from the Holiday catalogue. For all the details, message me.

Shop today and use this months host code, for orders less than $250:


Stay tuned to Sunday, I am joining in with ESAD blog hop at 6pm and my regular spot with the Case-in the Catty Design team crew at 7pm. A big weekend of sharing projects using new goodies from this gorgeous catalogue.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,