CTC226 – Case a Layout


And I’m back again today, hoping in my regular spot with the amazing Casing the Catty Crew. It’s been a few weeks since my last hop with this crew, life has just been too busy. But I’m so glad to have had some time to create. Plus… I love a great sketch….


Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have just hopped over from Lauren. Our catalogues are full of great sketches to case and today, I opted for this one on page 31 of the Occasions catalogue…


What grabbed me about his was the use of the flower thinlit die from the Springtime Impressions die set. It’s one I own and I love very much, but I haven’t used as much as I would like. So today…. I created this card….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Vibrant Vases, Springtime Impressions

Same white cardbase and a layer of Designer paper – here I went with the pink hearts from the All My Love suite. Next is that lovely thinlit die layer in whisper white cardstock over the top.

I punched a rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits – they have quickly become my “go to” set!! The stamp set I opted for is the new Vibrant Vases stamp set from this Occasions catalogue. Which coordinates with the Vases builder punch available in the Annual catalogue! This being another Photopolyer set, makes it so easy to line stamps up, from the infill vase colouring to the tulip sitting on the stem!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Vibrant Vases, Springtime Impressions

I finished off the card with a sentiment stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on some Flirty Flamingo cardstock, this sentiment is from the Petal Palette set. This is layered over some of the double-sided ribbon, here I have the Coastal Cabana side showing. I added a simple “Thanks” on the inside.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Sandra Collett.


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, May 5.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Product List

So Long old favourites


Today I’m hopping along with the ESAD demonstrator group as we celebrate retiring products from the 2018-2019 Annual and the 2019 Occasions catalogues.

There is more info about what ESAD is at the bottom of this post but briefly it’s community group for Australasian based Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Today, we are bringing you some last ideas using some of our favourite Stampin’ Up! products, so grab a cuppa and sit back to enjoy this hop.

Today, I’m focussing on a Bundle that I thought was incredibly clever in how it was created. It’s the Serene Garden stamp set and Serene Scene die set.


What I really like about this bundle is how each of the stamps work individually, but when intertwined with the dies, they create really interesting layers, texture and dimension to your project.

Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Serene Garden stamp set, Serene Scene thinlit dies

Being an outline stamped, it’s well suited to colouring. So here I have stamped in Mememto Black ink and coloured using Stampin’ Blends. Once I was happy with my base image colouring, I used the leaves die to punch out some of the leaves that scatter among the scene.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Serene Garden stamp set, Serene Scene thinlit dies

Next, I used the embossing die, which is exactly the same design and size at the stamp, to emboss a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock. I cut the cardstock larger than my stamped image layer, so that it made it easier to line up the images. After embossing, I used dimensionals to adhere my white coloured layer over the embossed Spruce cardstock layer, allowing shadows to form which creates depth. Matching the stamped image over the embossed one perfectly, I trimmed down the spruce cardstock to the size I wanted. I overlayed some flowers in contrasting colours for some extra pop.


I really didn’t want to add too many other elements to this card and run the risk of them taking away from the main image. So, I opted for a simple sentiment tucked behind the main image and layered over the cardbase, which I embossed with the embossing die, to echo the pattern and add texture without adding some new.

Next up in the hop is Siobhan Fitzsimmons.


Blog hop participant list:

  1. Bronwyn Eastley
  2. Libby Dyson
  3. Katrina Duffell
  4. Lou Kitzelman
  5. Shannon Kissane
  6. Nicole Wilson
  7. Delys Cram
  8. Lauren Meiklejohn
  9. Cathy Pinchbeck
  10. Sandra Mastello
  11. Richelle Fletcher
  12. Rose Packer
  13. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  14. Jo Weedon
  15. Peta Stephen
  16. Lisa Whitehead
  17. Rochelle Laird-Smith
  18. Rebecca Scurr
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Denise Buetler
  21. Monique Fielder
  22. Kelly Kent
  23. Sharon Dalton
  24. Rebekah Crisp
  25. Maree McIntosh

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Last Chance List is out today


It’s that time of year again when we start saying our farewells to some of our favourite products currently on offer from Stampin’ Up! We are getting ready for the new annual catalogue and it’s new offerings, so to make way for them, now is the time to pick up any of those last stamp sets and accessories that will retire come June 3rd.

The retiring list is available now through to June 3rd or while stocks last.


This year we have some IMPORTANT INFORMATION to share.

Before I send you over to my shop to see what is retiring, there are a couple of important notes to know:

  • On the retiring list is bunch of stamps that will be reconfigured, but not actually retire.
    This is because, moving forward, only Cling mount stamps (red rubber stamps that mount onto clear blocks) and Photopolymer stamps (the see-through type) will be offered.
  • The retiring list features all current Clear mount and Wood mount stamps as they will not be offered in next catalogue.
  • However here is a list of stamp set designs that WILL be reconfigured and available as Cling Mount in the next catalogue:
Pop of Petals
Label Me Pretty
Special Celebrations
Itty Bitty Greetings
Botanical Bliss
This Little Piggy
Flourishing Phrases
Stitched All Around
Hold on to Hope
Peaceful Place
Barn Door
Accented Blooms
Birthday Backgrounds
Perennial Birthday
Dashing Deer
Winter Woods
Kindness & Compassion
Dandelion Wishes
Healing Hugs
Sorry for Everything
Love You to Pieces
Tropical Chic
Bee Thankful
Animal Outing
Little Elephant
Beautiful You
Painted Glass
Little Twinkle
Beautiful Day
Magical Mermaid
First Frost
Rooted in Nature
Country Road
Lilypad Lake
Sea of Textures
Artisan Textures
Gallery Grunge
Bokeh Dots
Crafting Forever


Here is some more notes from Stampin’ Up!:

Effective immediately, stamp sets offered in clear-mount or wood-mount in the 2018–2019 annual catalogue that are carrying over into the 2019–2020 annual catalogue will be offered in clear-mount and/or wood-mount until existing inventory has been depleted or until 4 June 2019 (whichever comes first). If our inventory is depleted, you will be notified of the automatic switch to cling when placing an order for that stamp set. This means that you may end up purchasing select cling stamp sets (in carryover artwork) before they can be ordered from the catalogue! All carryover rubber stamp sets will be available in cling only, beginning 4 June 2019.


If you have any queries about this information, please just email me.

Click here to view what’s retiring.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,


CTC223 – Classic Garage


Don’t you just love a really great Guy-themed suite of products?! This week, Casing The Catty are focussing on inspiration from the Classic Garage suite – pages 42 to 55 of the Occasions catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Siobhan.


I always get really excited about suites like these, I love creating for our men-folk but do find it a little more challenging. Which is not a bad thing. But sometimes, we need to create a card quickly and having suites of products on hand specifically designed for guys just makes it all the more easier and speedier.

My inspiration came from this card…. it’s the Green based one in the middle, in the main photo above.

Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin Up!, Classic Garage suite, Geared up Garage, Garage Gears thinlits

A little different from the original card, and a few more layers, but that happens some times doesn’t it?!

I went with dramatic colours of Real Red, Basic Black and Basic Gray. On a Basic Gray card base, I layered two different patterns from the coordinating Designer paper stack. Then I die cut the large collection of gears from some of that gorgeous Black foil sheets. I love how shiny they are! I layered that over the DSP and trimmed a piece of DSP with Basic Gray texture design print to layer across the top of the join.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin Up!, Classic Garage suite, Geared up Garage, Garage Gears thinlits

I added a simple stamp of the muscle car and die cut to match and sentiment in black ink at the bottom. To finished off, I added a couple of the Classic Garage Metal embellishments.

Quick and simple, but dramatic and very blokey!

Next up on the hop is the amazing Peta Stephen.


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, April 14th.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Storage Options now available


These storage options are new in the upcoming 2019-20 Annual Catalogue, but are available from today as an early release.

These five items are designed to mix and match to suit your needs and spacial requirements, offering you flexibility and clever clean design.

The small foot print and stackable nature means they will fit in to some of the smallest spaces and will keep your products organised, tidy, visible and trackable at all times.

They ensure that your Stampin’ Ink Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.

Take a look:

For a closer look view them here at my online store.

See them in action here:


Here are some important notes about these products:

  • The ink pad & marker storage are designed to hold the new ink pad case design but not the old style – they are too tall;
  • They are designed to stack as many as 50 trays high;
  • The ink pad & marker trays and the Blends trays come in packs of 5 trays;
  • The open tray topper will hold up to20 ink refill bottles;
  • All pieces designed to stack together in any combination;
  • Peel and stick silicone feet are included with the ink pad trays, blends trays and cube.


Floral Design Grid Paper also now available to purchase


Also available from today is this gorgeous grid paper with Stampin’ Up!’s signature floral design. Grid paper is a really great way to protect your stamping surface and functional too, with a basic grid structure. And it’s just a pretty way to craft….

  • Details: 11″ x 17″ (28 x 43 cm), 50 sheets, Single sided.
  • Item code: 150819
  • Price: $20.50

Grid Paper is available while supplies last.


These products are available now in the Online store or I can help you order directly. Online shoppers, don’t forget to use this months Mystery Host Code (see below), for your chance to choose free products through the Stampin’ Rewards program. (For orders less than $250).




Until next time… Stamp Creatively,