CTC202 – Favourite Holiday Tags


Tags!!! Yay…. I love them. These useful functional little stationery items can be the cutest little works of art. Or they can be a simple little creation, the possibilities are endless. Welcome to another week of Caseing The Catty, where we are drawing inspiration from tags in Holiday catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Rebecca.


My inspiration came a little differently for this challenge. Instead of using a tag design for inspiration, I used a card and created a tag from that…. this is where my inspiration came from…


I love the elements and I thought this would look great on a tag. So I recreated the elements to work on a tag layout. This is how it turned out….


Creating tags are a great way to use up scrap pieces of cardstock and designer paper left over in weird shapes from other projects. Here I had this piece of DSP from the All is Bright designer paper pack and I just loved how the bauble was still in tacked. So I created a longer tag to suit this element too. Then created the feature element to sit beneath it.

First I used the Tailored Tag punch and a thin piece of scrap in another designer from All is Bright pack, but just punched out the top half, then a bottom half. They are not really halves though, it just looks that way, but I used up a strip of DSP, that was just waiting for it’s turn to shine.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, All is Bright, Merry Christmas to all, All is Bright paper clips

I stamped my sentiments and fussy cut them to fit they way I wanted them too and adhered them on, with dimensionals, over the punched shape pieces. I adhere a star paper clip from the All is Bright Paper Clip pack at the top and adhere the “wishes” sentiment on an angle to match.

Finishing off the tag with a red circle punched shape and some Call Me Clover ribbon, brought it all together.

Next up in the hop is Judy.


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, November 4th.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – CI44


It’s Colour INKspiration blog hop time again, welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Jacqui Williams. This challenge runs for three weeks. So plenty of time to get your inky fingers into this great group of colours. Check them out…


Here is what I made using these colours. There is not too much that is quick or simple about this card, but I love how it looks that way.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper, Perennial Birthday, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

First up, I decided on what shaped frame to use in the centre. I went with oval and I used my favourite die set of course the Stitched Edge framelits. Next, I used some of that gorgeous Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper and trimmed out sections so that it fit between the oval frame and the edge of the card. It was a little tricky in places but I made it work as there are so many options with using this type of paper.

Next, I coloured the detail on the laser cut elements with a sponge dauber, varying the amount of ink applied allowed me to achieve different tones with using these colours. I used a blender pen for the Sahara Sand, as I found those elements to be smaller and the pen allowed for more precise application.

Once I was happy with my colour, I adhered the elements in place with some fine tip glue, making sure they didn’t poke out into the sentiment space. Then I adhered the frame over the top with some mini dimensionals.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper, Perennial Birthday, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

As this card is mostly delicate and light, so I finished off with a little more strength of colour by adding a flower and some leaves stamping the ink on same colour cardstock.

Next up in the hop is Narelle Farrugia.


Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open for three weeks this time, Monday, 12th November. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Happy Birthday sale


It’s amazing isn’t it? Two sisters decided to set up shop in their living room helping their friends realise their creative potential using high quality rubber stamps…. Here we are 30 years later… Stampin’ Up! is now a global company and offering so many exclusively designed products, but one thing remains the same… their high quality exclusive stamps.

I don’t know about you, but 30 years ago, I was 15 years old, in high school and the most important thing to me at that time, was what music I was playing on my cassette recorder and how high I could style my fringe.

Little did I know how their world would positively affect mine some 21 years later…

And so very excited about this celebration sale – 15% of these great stamp sets. It’s not very often stamps are on sale and we have today only to pick up a bargain of 5. Check them out now….

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We have until 11.50pm to order these stamps at these great prices. Contact me directly or order online here…


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Colour INKspiration – CI43


It’s Colour INKspiration blog hop time and this week it’s all about this years In Colours. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Kim!

I’m so excited as I really like these this collection of InColours. They are so bright and fun and just make you feel happy.


So today, I decided to create a Birthday card with them that captures all the fun these colour emote.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Birthday Wishes For You, 2018 In Colors

I started with a base card in Lovely Lipstick. I even love the name of this colour, it reminds me of a colour lipstick my mum used to wear when I was little. I embossed this using the Corrugated Embossing folder from the Holiday catalogue.

I layered a piece of designer paper stack, I chose the stripe design in Pineapple Punch. To add some interest I decided to adhere this on at an angle. On top of that is my stamped and colour design. Here I stamped the Birthday Wishes For You stamp in StazOn ink. Then used my In Colour collection of markers to hand colour in a rainbow ombre-ish way. It’s so bright and so colourful, it just makes me feel happy.


To finish off, I tied some 1.8” Grograin ribbon in Blueberry Bushel. Oh how I really love this shade of blue, it’s the perfect depth of tone for me! Lastly, I added a couple of pearls from the Artisan Pearl embellishments to coordinate.

Simple but so much fun in such that card.

Next up is the amazing Nicole Wilson.


Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. You can choose any combination or number of colours to includes on your creation, plus metallics and basics too. This challenge is open until Monday, October 22. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Happy World Cardmaking Day!


Cards. What a wonderful thing they are.

They are even better when they are handmade, I believe… afterall it’s why I do what I do. But any card given shows and communicates thought and care and that’s why I love them so.

We give and receive them from many different occasions and reasons, we keep them on display for some time and then tuck them away into our memory boxes. Well… I do!

I took a little history lesson on cardmaking – thanks Google! – and it’s reported that an early origins of cards can be traced back to the Victorian Era, where people would leave a “calling” card – hand made card with their name and some type of decorative element on it – with house servants if the family of the house was unavailable for visiting. My, how times have changed. Nower day, we send text messages before heading over asking “are you going to be home?”.

There have been many types of cards through the ages to serve many different purposes, from Dance cards, to modern day services like Business cards and RSVP cards. But my favourite is the Greeting Card. You give them for so many different reason – to celebrate a birthday or another holiday event, to say thank you, to let someone know you are thinking of them or appreciate them.

Of all occasions, my favourite of course is Christmas time – I love making Christmas cards, it a great lead in to decorating for the occasion and celebrating with family and friends.


Today is World Cardmaking Day, celebrated globally on the first Saturday of October. It first began in 2006 and was created by Paper Craft magazine as a way to encourage crafters to get a head start on holiday card-making.


A great way to celebrate World Cardmaking Day is to learn the craft of cardmaking. Join in on one of my classes, where I can take you through “where to start” and “and how to do that”! There is nothing more satisfying than creating a personalised greeting card to give. Plus making connections with like-minded people is always a great thing.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Ready, Set, Start… with my team today!

Do you really enjoy your crafting and are ready to take it to the next level?

Maybe you are looking to make some extra cash this Christmas season or beyond?

Introducing The Ready, Set, Starter kit.

This limited-time trial kit is designed for you to hit the ground running. It contains a set list of products, see below, which have been chosen specifically to showcase Stampin’ Up!’s coordination and range of products.

You are literally ready to gather your friends and start stamping as soon as your kit arrives.

The kit is priced at $235 and includes the following products:


Along with the products above, it also includes:

  • tutorial projects using the products in this kit;
  • $50 [AUD] coupon code to use within 30 days of joining;
  • a Stampin’ Up! logo apron;
  • a collapsible bin; and
  • $80 business pack – including order form, catalogues, hostess invitations and more.

Taking the total value to $365.

As mentioned, it is only available for a limited time, finishing December 31st, 2018.


The regular Flex kit is still available during this promotion period too, at $169. You still choose $235 worth of products and receive the business pack.

Not sure on which joining kit would be right for you? Perhaps you have some other queries, please just email me and we can organise a time to catch up – via phone or video chat.

Joining my Stampin’ Up! team.

You can join Stampin’ Up! through any Demonstrator, but different teams offer different dynamics.

Joining a team that’s right for you and what you want to achieve is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Consider: will you be provided the support and advice needed? Will this support be in person or online? Is this team happy and fun to be associated with?

I can assure you, as part of the Creative Roses team, you will enjoy and receive support and advise within a friendly environment. I am naturally a creative person, and am happy to coach and guide from this angle. Equally, I have achieved sales, recruiting and leadership recognition as well as the Incentive Trip this year. I am happy to share how I achieve these goals in a mentoring role. Semi-regular in-person catch up and a wider Online Facebook community is another connection waiting for you.

 To join my team today, click here to start your journey; or more information is just an email away.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,