About Rose Packer

Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator (Sunshine, Victoria, Australia) is so rewarding. Not only do I get the opportunity to dream, create and inspire every day, but also the opportunity to offer fresh project ideas to my customers and friends. Helping someone create that perfect project for a special occasion is particularly fulfilling. It’s about sharing part of yourself with people. I look forward to helping you get creative!

Last Chance List is out today

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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
Heartland
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!:

STAMP MEDIUM OR CARRYOVER STAMP SETS
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.

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CTC223 – Classic Garage

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Storage Options now available

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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

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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).

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CI52 – Colour INKspiration

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Welcome to another Colour INKspiration hop. This challenges features equally yummy colours as the yummy looking cake that they are inspired by, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Soft Seafoam and Whisper White.

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What I really like about this combination is it lends itself to creating for our male folk. So I opted for some help from the amazing Birthday Cheer Bundle, featured on page 17 of the Occasions catalogue.

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It’s an awesome set and allows you to create different effects – here I have used the thinlit with the presents and I have pieced different coloured combinations of cardstock behind them, some I have even the paper piecing technique.

Here, I die cut the main image from Early Espresso cardstock, and used a combination of Soft Seafoam and Granny Apple Green cardstock to layer behind the presents.

I create a large volume of scraps and I really don’t like to throw them out – two reasons, one is cost but the other is about being environmentally responsible. One of the best things about working with dies like these is they lend themselves to using up these scraps and that is a winner in my book.

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The main present element is layered on some Granny Apple Green cardstock and I used a touch of Whisper White cardstock to line the side edges. To add a touch of interest I cut the edges with the Stitched Rectangle framelits and finished off the element with a simple strip of the Sheer Ribbon in Whisper White for some texture.

I stamped the edges of the Soft Seafoam card base in the same colour ink, with one of the stamps for texture, before layering the main elements over the top. I finished off with a simple birthday sentiment on Whisper White cardstock, with a Flag cut to one end. Again, adding some interest by echoing the Stitched edge from the rectangle framelits.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Jackie Aitken.

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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 until Monday, 8 April. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC221 – Needlepoint Nook

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Welcome, to another week of Casing the Catty hop, where we are focussing on the Needlepoint Nook suite – pages 38 – 41 of the Occassions catalogue. You may be starting here with me, or you may have hopped over from Kelly – either way, welcome!

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So today is kind of a special day… 17 years ago today, I married my main man. So I wanted to see how I could make the Florentine Filigree bundle, on page 40, work for a guy. It’s always a challenge to make cards for our male folk, isn’t it? I love the two samples in the Occasions catalogue, particularly the one used as a stencil for embossing paste – I must try this. However, my inspiration came differently this time.

Next to the images showing stamp designs are two pieces of information explaining how they come and what you can do with them. The paper piecing technique came to mind. This is how my card turned out:

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The colours and paper you choose always helps to define male or female oriented cards too. Here I opted for a Basic Black card base and used the awesome Champagne foil. I punched the Filigree die from a piece of the foil. The size of the die is a little shorter for our card sizes, so I just trimmed everything shorter. The width works fine.

I really like the Black and Champagne together but I wanted add some more colour. I decided on an ombre-ish colour scheme and went with Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana. But then wanted a pop of colour and went with Cherry Cobbler.

I love how this set works and has been designed to work perfectly with the Stamparatus, using the hinge technique, as shown briefly on page 40. I used that technique, here is how I lined them up:

I cut my piece of Whisper White for stamping the same size as my die cut frame – 135mm x 105mm. This allowed me to line up the White behind the die cut, then I placed them down together on the stamparatus, using a layer of small grid paper underneath. I was able to use the grid as marker if I needed. I placed my stamps over the top of the die cut, fitting them into the grooves. I closed the plate over to pick up the stamp and specifically used the one with the vertical hinge, so I could stamp down the cardstock. I carefully removed the die cut element layer, leaving the Whisper White carstock and stamped two rows in both blue colours.

I repeated the aligned process with the “plus” shaped stamps, and stamped down the whole cardstock in black ink. Using the stamparatus this way, allowed the images to stamp in the correct positions to line up with the die, so I could punch them all out in one pass of the Big Shot. Yay!!

I repeated the alignment process and stamped some rows in Cherry Cobbler on another piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Once I had all my tiny die cut pieces in piles on my desk, the hard part in creating this card, was deciding which stamped pieces in which colour to piece in to the die cut frame and where!! The combinations are endless!

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I settled on this arrangement. To finish, I stamped the large coordinating circle stamp in Cherry Cobbler, punched with a layering Circle framelit. I cut this in half, as it’s quite large and I wanted the paper piecing elements to stand out more on this card this time. Punching my sentiment from the Well Said bundle, I layered them over some of that gorgeous satin black ribbon. I finished off the card with some of those tiny Black rhinestones from the Facet Dots embellishement pack!

Next up on the hop is Sandra Collett.

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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, March 31.

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Sale-a- Bration Coordination

What could possibly be better than Sale-a-Bration…?  Seriously?!

Okay… so… maybe new products that coordinate with Sale-a-Bration favourites could be!

I mean, I don’t mind some fussying cutting, but if there is a die that’s going to cut out for you… wouldn’t you be reaching for that? I know, I would be. That’s what this promotion is all about…

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For example… the Sale-a-Bration exclusive stamp sets like the gorgeous Lasting Lily and the fun Hello Cupcake stamp sets, just became a lot more versatile. They now have coordinating Framelit sets you can purchase. Take a look…

There are six new products available this month only, which make crafting with your FREE Sale-a-Bration products a whole lot more easier and faster. A must for any crafter, particularly a busy one! Check them out… four framelits, a punch and a new stamp set…

I know for me, adding the Four Seasons framelits to my next order will bring me closer to reach the $180 product spend, so I can earn the coordinating Painted Harvest SAB bundle. Can. Not. Wait!

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These products will be available to purchase for the month of march, ending on the 31st, or while stocks last, so be sure to pick up your “must haves” really early so you don’t miss out.

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CTC217 – Happiness Blooms

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Casing The Catty are visiting one of my favourite sections of the Occasions catalogue this week – the Happiness Blooms Suite, pages 24 to 33. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Rachel.

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You might remember, the Happiness Blooms suite is the one I presented at OnStage last November, so it holds a special place in my heart! This week, I decided to draw inspiration from the products themselves, more specifically, the punches.

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This suite features 4 mini punches called Bitty Blooms punch pack and is bundled with the Bloom by Bloom stamp set for easy coordination for layering rather than stamping and punching like normal. Three are obvious flower shapes, which work stand alone or you can punch shapes from the coordinating Designer Series paper from this suite, plus you get one that works like a builder punch and I’ll focus on him next.

Today, I wanted to show you a couple of neat things with these punches. Here on my first card, I have punched a few shapes, to layer over some of the stamp images.

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Stamping some of the flower stamps together to make a full flower. I have decorated the centre of the flowers with punched shapes to cover any overlap in stamping and topped off with some of those yummy enamel dots.

I layered this over some cardstock and topped with some of the cute Sale-a-Bration ribbon, to make the top element. Then I finished off with a strip of the Happiness Blooms designer paper over the Night of Navy cardbase.

I wanted to spend a minute just talking about the builder-style punch in this mini punch pack. I think this is one of punches that will be under-utilised, unless you are also working with it’s best friend – the Take Your Pick tool. OMG – match made in heaven.

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Making flowers like the one featured on this card, takes a minute when you pair them together. Here I have punched out a bunch of petals and a stamen from just thin scraps and a minute later this flower emerges.

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I have put together this quick little video to show you how I created this flower.

I think you would be able to create a garden of flowers like these for lots of different projects, plus I’m sure this punch can be used for lots of other uses too.

Don’t let this punch get pushed to the back of the cupboard, use it, it’s really cool.

Next up in the hop is Peta!

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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, 3 March.

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Creative Club Class – Feb 2019

Creating is a Piece of Cake

This month’s online class features the cute and versatile Piece of Cake bundle, which I am really enjoying at the moment. You can find it on page 18 of the Occasions Catalogue.

This bundle gives options for creating lots of different cards and projects well suited to birthdays. However, it does offer versatility with options to create for special occasions like weddings, engagements and anniversary.

 

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This kit includes supplies to make 4 Cards – two female themed and 2 for guys!! 2 each of 2 different designs:

  • Cardstock for card bases and for stamping;
  • Punched shapes;
  • Ribbon and Thread;
  • Tutorial for completion

 

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $20 – Project Kit only
  • $70 – Buy the Bundle and get the Project Kit half price

*Prices include delivery to you.

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

Other supplies you will need, which are not included in this pricing, are:

 

HOW TO ORDER?

There are a couple of easy ways to order:

  • Email me which kit, you would like to purchase and we can organise a single bank transfer payment option

or

  • Shop online for the Stampin’ Up! products component of the class. Then email me to organise the purchase of your kit.

 

FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS:

When shopping online, use this months Mystery Host* code – find it here.

*When your order is less than $250, by using this code you go into the draw for your chance to earn some free Stampin’ Up! products through the Host Rewards program. Your individual order can be any amount, but combined orders must reach at least $250 for rewards to be awarded.

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CTC216 – Sale-a-bration

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It’s another week of Caseing The Catty Crew hop time. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Sandra.

This week we are back drawing inspiration from the Sale-a-Bration catalogues.

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Today, I have focussed on technique used on one of the backgrounds of a card. It’s this one on page 13 of the main Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

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See the green card with the juggling frog? Notice the background on the green layer with the stamp Yay!? I loved how that looked from the moment I saw it.

Using the Piece of Cake stamp set, I have recreated that same background.

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Here I have lined up three of the cake stamps from that set on my H clear block. Using Coastal Cabana ink, I stamped them in similar pattern across my Coastal Cabana cardbase.

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I love the way this looks, it creates some interest on what would otherwise be a plain background. I also like that stamping tone on tone keeps it subtle enough to not take over. Plus it’s just a great way to get maximum value out of one stamp set.

To finish off the card, I decided to keep the same colour theme for this week, by adding some Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape to my Coastal Cabana.

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I stamped the Happy Birthday Cake stamp in Melon Mambo and the cake stand is in Gorgeous Grape. I coloured the base with my grape pencil to add some shading. I finished off my cake with some Lollypops and popped them on some circles in Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape. These sit over some Gorgeous Grape mini striped ribbon and a strip of cardstock in Melon Mambo. Simple but cute.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Kelly Kent.

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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, Sunday, February 24th.

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Colour INKspiration – CI49

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Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration blog hop for 2019. We have several new crew members joining us this year too. To kick things off we have an awesome colour combination…

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Don’t you just love beach houses? I love this image and funnily enough, this colour combination was very similar to my last blog hop with Caseing The Catty on last Sunday night, so needless to say, it was very happy to be using these colours again!

I’ve decided to give you a sneak peak… this project uses one of the new Sale-a-Bration launching this week. It’s the All Adorned stamp set and features a number of images and sentiments.

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I think these stamps work really well using the Stamparatus. I think we’ll be seeing quite a lot of fun stamping done with these image stamps. For this card, first I trimmed down a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 100mm square. I lined my Stamparatus with a piece of the small grid paper, I love how the all grid lines line up together – on the paper and on the plates – makes positioning really easy.

I lined up the Whisper White on the grid paper and then positioned my stamp on the corresponding grid on the stamparatus plate, inked up my stamp and stamped it. Rotating my whisper white cardstock four times, and each time, lining it up with the same grid lines, allowed me to stamp in the corners, creating this gorgeous frame.

Layering this piece on some Coastal Cabana cardstock, these went onto Highland Heather cardbase. I cut the cardbase square, 105mm x 210mm and scored in half.

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Finishing off with some simple decorative elements – I stamped one of the flourish stamps, in Pineapple Punch in the middle of the frame, layered a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock over the top which I cut flags to both ends.

I heat embossed butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set with Black powder, punched them out and layered them over the top. Finishing with some of those gorgeous glitter enamel dots either side of the main butterfly and a simple sentiment at the bottom.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Lou Kitzelman.

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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 until Monday, February 25th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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