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!

Sketch Challenge – CYCI#151

Over at Can You Case It? #151 this week is another great sketch created by our amazing Eva. Check it out.

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Here is the card I made using this layout. Again, I rotated the layout to make it work with a landscape card.

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This special occasion card I made for my hubby. We celebrated our 15th Wedding anniversary this weekend.

I choose black and copper for the colours as they are very masculine plus they just suit a special occasion like this.

My card base is Basic Black and over the top I used a piece of Urban Underground Designer Series Paper. The main element is a square piece of copper foil from which I punched out the 15 using my Large Number framelits.

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Behind them is some black glimmer paper which I had left over in my supplies. It can be a little tricky sticking to the front glittery side of glimmer paper, but it can be done. I use the Fine Tip Glue pen, the glue in that is very strong, and normally you don’t need alot, but when using it on the front of glimmer paper I use a bit more and then I apply pressure to it and hold that pressure for maybe 3 to 5 minutes – a looooong time. This gives me success each time. Then I adhered this on to my card base with dimensionals for extra height.

I finished off this card with heat embossing the sentiment in copper powder and topped off with a couple of those gorgeous wooden elements in the Sending Love embellishment pack.

I can’t wait to see what you create with this sketch. Head over to our Facebook group and look for the post with this Challenge sketch image. Our Design team inspiration will be posted in the comments, so be sure to soak up their inspiration. When you make your creation, upload it in the comments to play along.

Last entries are Midday, Saturday 1st April (AEDT). Top picks and next challenges are announced on the Facebook fan page too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Number Of Years Photopolymer Bundle

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Colour INKspiration – CI06

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Here we are back with Colour INKspiration challenge blog hop, with another challenging but beautiful set of colours to inspire you.

Welcome if you are joining me from Rachel or if you are starting here – the team has another lovely set of projects for you.

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The colours on the menu this fortnight are:
Pool Party,
Night of Navy,
Calypso Coral and
Gold Foil.

A great match for this amazing photo.

 

 

 

 

Today, I’m all about quick, simple and easy, but fun, creative and lovely. Here is my card:

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Hello You thinlit dies

It’s great when we have time to play, but sometimes we have a few things on our “to do” lists which means project like these are great to have up your sleeve.

Quite simply, the card base is Calypso Coral. The flag from the Subtles pack of Designer Series Paper Stack, okay so I couldn’t resist inking up another Lace Doily – LOL, I think I’m on a roll with that now! Over the top is a gold foil doily and it’s all topped off with “hello” sentiment from the Hello You thinlit dies in Coral.

Not much stamping today… but it’s great to see what else you can create with your supplies isn’t it?

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For some more yummy INKspiration, Julia Quinn is next in the hop and I’m sure her project wont disappoint.

 

 

Once you’ve finished the hop, I hope you feel inspired to join in on all the fun and head over to our Facebook Challenge group and share your project created with these colours.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#150

This week over at Can You Case It? CYCI#150 we have a cool set of colours to challenge you with. They certainly challenged me… Navy is not a colour I reach for often, so it always gets me thinking. Which is good, isn’t it?

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Here is what Kevin come up with… Mint, Navy, Copper and White.

 

 

 

 

Once I got going with them, this is how it all came together.

Photopolymer stamps are really great for lining up stamps so easily. This is what I did with the lace border stamp in the Delicate Details stamp set – which is a Sale-a-bration exclusive. I lined them up to mirror each other, leaving a tiny gap between. I think it worked out pretty well. I topped it off with one of the A-Ma-Zing dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit set in Copper foil, using a dimensional to

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It was looking a little clean, it needed something else plus I wanted to add some more navy into the mix too. I decided adding a little texture was the way to go. I have many texture stamps but they all felt a little too structured, I wanted something more organic for this.

Reaching for one of my acrylic blocks, I dabbed it into the ink pad, and smeared it across the corners of my white background. Adding a mix of Mint and Navy ink, some times straight on to the card in a stamping motion, sometimes I dabbed off some of the excess ink and smeared what was left on – giving this nice grungy feel.

It occurred to me, while doing this, this technique could be good to use when you “accidently” catch the corner of your block when inking your stamp and some of it makes it over to your cardstock…. Hmmmm, food for thought!

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I finished off with a little sentiment “Just a note…” from the Better Together stamp set in some Navy ink.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Head over to our Facebook group and look for the post with this Challenge colour image. Our Design team inspiration will be posted in the comments. When you make your creation, upload it in the comments to play along.

Last entries are Midday, Saturday 25th March (AEDT). Top picks and next challenges are announced on the Facebook fan page too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Holiday crafting

I have a quick little share today. Last weekend here in Victoria, Australia, we had a public holiday, so off our family headed for our annual extended long weekend camping trip with our group of friends.

It was lovely time away, with 11 kids swimming in the river for nearly 3 days, and generally keeping themselves occupied. Most friends got some down time to relax and catch up – me… well for the most part I was chasing our 2 year old around making sure she didn’t get into mischief. But I did manage to find some crafting time. Yes… out in the middle of nowhere… me, my stamps and I….

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This holiday generally falls close to our friends boy’s birthday. So we often celebrate while away. I had his pressie ready to go, but just needed a card to go with it.

To make things a little easier for myself, I CASEd this card from Stampin’ Up! Artisan design team member, Holly Stene. Her card came across my Pintrest feed and I loved it and through it would be perfect for our little friend. I did some prep at home, so I didn’t have to take absolute everything with me, but allowed myself to create enough while out there to give me some of the down time I love.

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As soon as I saw the Everday Hero stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, I just had to have it. I have so many little friends, including my boy, this stamp set would be perfect for. Who doesn’t like a super hero? Now we can create our own with this little beauty. With all the cleverly coordinated scenery stamps that come with it, means the possibilities are endless.

I’m sure I’ll be back with some more inspiration using this set at some point soon.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenges are back – CYCI#149

So excited that Can You Case It? are back weekly and with sketch challenges making their long awaited return.

I love sketch challenges and here is our first one for 2017.

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Okay, so maybe this one may have been my suggestion. It was probably easy to spot as you may remember I like the alternate angles of layered cardstock.

Here is my design inspiration for you.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Bold Butterfly Thinlits, SAB Glimmer paper stack

I made a simple hello card with lots of bling. I’m so in love with the Glimmer paper stack right now, I used it here for my butterfly in Sweet Sugarplum. As if he wasn’t blingy enough, I had to put a Rhinestone on his back!

The layer beneath the butter is Mint Macaron and here I have embossed it with one of the patterns that come from the Floral Affection set. The folder is a frame, but here I have used just one half. Then I coordinated the next layer with some Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and finished off with a Basic Black flag.

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A couple of posts ago I was looking for a little “hello” stamp in my collection. At the time, I couldn’t find the right size I needed so used a marker and part of another stamp to get the right sized sentiment. Well guess what…. I found one that works… There is one hiding in the Banners for You stamp set!

Also, I rotated the sketch 180° so that the elements where in the bottom right corner. It just seemed to work better while I was in design process mode. You can rotate the sketch 90° or 270° if you wish and see what shapes and patterns they create for you.

Now that we are back to weekly challenges, this one closes Midday next Saturday, March 18th (AEDT). Check out all the details here on the Can You Case It? website and while you’re there, don’t forget to check out all the amazing inspiration from the design team too. When you have created your masterpiece, head over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your image or link to your blog in the comments section of the challenge post.

Looking forward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI05

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Every time I think about Blushing Bride I immediately think Vintage. I guess it’s because it’s one of those colours that’s not a true colour to me…. It’s pink, but it’s not a baby pink or a bright pink, you know what I mean. It’s kind a little dirty/muddy… it’s Vintage! So that’s what style I went with for this colour challenge.

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Welcome to this fortnights Colour INKspiration Colour challenge. With the new set of yummy colours of Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.

 

 

 

Here is my card.

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This colour combo is right out of the Falling in Love suite from the Occasions catalogue’s. For my creation this time, I opted to use only those lovely Lace Doilies. What I really like about them is one side is Very Vanilla and the other is Whisper White, making them so versatile.

Here I coloured the whisper white side by simply up ending my Blushing Bride ink pad directly on to it. There is something very liberating about swishing your ink pad upside down! I did this a couple of times to get a very saturated look. When overlayed onto the Blushing Bride cardstock it creates a lovely tone on tone look.

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I kept on with the vintage theme but adding some sponging with Sahara Sand ink over my embossed brick wall cardstock and stamping some of those lovely dots from the texture stamp in the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. I also used a sentiment from that same stamp set, I stamped it several times – four of them were in Soft Sky adding more light texture and one more bold in the middle in Sahara Sand. I topped it off with that cute little bunch of dragonflies in some Soft Sky and a little bling on each of them.

Next you’re in for a real treat with the very talented Kelly Kent, who is next up on the INKspiration crew blog hop.

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This challenge is open now and closes Monday, March 20th at 7pm. To join in, head over to our facebook group and upload a photo of your project using these colours (or very similar) or a link to your blog post.  Remember you can also add neutrals and metallics to these too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#148

How much fun is it entering Can You Case It? challenges on Facebook now? So easy, isn’t it? You can link to your blog post if you have one, or just upload a photo directly into the comments of the Challenge post. We’ve had such a great response since the change over a month ago, so a big thank you for following and playing along with us.

A little more news – Can You Case It? will be back weekly starting this month with alternate Colour and Sketch challenges again. I’m so excited! I’ve really missed the Sketches, they are a favourite of mine. So I hope you’ll be playing along with those too.

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Okay on to this weeks set of colours, we have – Gray, Yellow, Turquoise and White.

 

 

 

Here is the card I made… It’s a gate fold with a front panel.

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I was really excited to see the diamond design paper in the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer series paper stack – perfect for this colour challenge.

I decorated the front with this paper on the base card panels. I used that gorgeous carousel from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, I just love those cupcake carriages! The Up & Away thinlit dies set has a little cloud like die that fits these cake toppers, making it so easy to stamp and punch colour coordinating carriage tops.

Here is how the fold looks from the top.

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Inside, I wanted to neaten off the join where the front panel overlaps the base card front panel. This is how I achieved that – by sticking a coordinating piece of the diamond patterned DSP over the part sticking out. This made the join much smoother as they now sit at the same level. I added some more of the diamond patterned DSP down the right side of the white panel to match.

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Oh and don’t you love how the sentiment on the front and inside work beautifully together? The styling just works too.

Okay… so now it’s your turn. I can’t wait to see what you create with these awesome colours. You have until Midday on Saturday 11th March (AEDT) to enter. The post will be live here on our Facebook Challenge Group – you just need to post your entry into the comments.

For more inspirations, visit our awesome design team members too. All the details and links are on the Can You Case It? website.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI04

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Another fortnight has flown by and here we are at the next colour challenge for the Colour INKspiration blog hop. Welcome to you all, I hope you are enjoying all the amazing projects the design team has for you.

The colours for this fortnight are gorgeous – we have Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Crushed Curry.

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These set is definitely not my normal comfort zone, I almost bowed out for this one … eek! But I pulled myself together, reminded myself “this is a challenge” and “you can’t just play with your favourites all the time”! I did look a little silly shaking my pointer at myself!

Crushed Curry is a favourite of mine, so I challenged myself to keep this colour to a minimum. Instead focussing on Eggplant and Dijon. This is what I came up with…

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Using one of the stamps from the Delicate Details stamp set, a Sale-a-bration exclusive, I created a border across the top and left edge in Elegant Eggplant ink. Being photopolymer stamps, made it really easy to line up the design so they connect. Yes my stamp is stained, but I did take my time and it worked a treat!

I layered another piece of Whisper White on top and decorated that with some Delightful Dijon mini striped ribbon. I overlayed the ribbon with a scribble of the swirly kind and some flags. The Designer Series Paper flag is from the Moroccan collection, one is Crushed Curry and my sentiment is on Whisper White.

A funny thing with the sentiment… I wanted a small hello, but I didn’t have one on it’s own… well one this small anyway. This one is from the Beautiful Banner stamp set and the whole stamp reads “Hello, baby”, so I grabbed my Eggplant marker and inked up just the little part I needed.

I finished it off with one of those gorgeous little wooden hearts from the new Sending Love embellishment pack from the Occasions catalogue. The size worked really well with the width of the ribbon and the middle gap of the swirly scribble.

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For more INKspiration, hop on over to our resident SU Artisan Design team member for the South Pacific, Paula Dobson.

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This challenge is now open and closes Monday, March 6th at 7pm. To join in, head over to our facebook challenge group and upload a photo of your project using these colours (or very similar) or a link to your blog post.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sale-a-bration Update

Three more gorgeous Sale-a-bration goodies are available from today.  We have two new stamps sets and THE most yummiest glimmer paper pack ever. Just take a look.

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So these new items are available the same way all other Sale-a-bration items are – for every $90 (AUD) on any current product purchase you can choose one SAB item for free. These additional items are only while stocks last.

This is the time I stock up on my crafting necessities I know I’ll use throughout the year – things like all the different types of adhesives I like to use, Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp on, envelopes to go with my cards and of course blingy bits!! You can earn a SAB item or two and you’ve stocked up on your basics.

Here is a little card I made with my class students this month where we used two of the new items.

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Using the gorgeous little group of dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit dies set we punched out a set from the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper. They dressed up this card beautifully and we finished them off with a little bit more bling – a little rhinestone in the centre of each one.

The sentiment is from the Reverse Words stamp set. Here we inked up the Cheers stamp in Soft sky ink then using a sponge dauber we added some Bermuda Bay ink to the edges to create a circular ombre look. It’s a bit like the rock and roll technique. However with these stamps being an odd shape, applying the darker ink with a dauber allows you to apply it evenly around all the edges.

Want a close look at the new items? Download the flyer here.

Australian residents – Shop online here at my store and select your free item when you spend $90. Or you can contact me with your order and I’ll help you with it. As mentioned earlier these additional items are available while stocks last or until the end of Sale-a-bration, which is March 31st.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#147

So how did you like the Facebook entries for the Can You Case It? challenge last fortnight – so much easier to enter now isn’t it? We had a great response and hope this week will be even better with this next lot of amazing colours.

Here they are, a lovely selection from Kim of Red, Pink, Black and Silver.

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I kind of feel, these colours are very Valentinesy. Given that we just celebrated the day last week. Here is my card.

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I used the ever amazing So Detailed thinlit dies. I just love these intricate dies and the little tabs they have. It makes it so easy to wrap around cardstock, making it just that bit easier to fix them on securely to your project. But they are designed that way to make it super easy creating belly bands.

Here I have used the largest of the dies in that set on real red cardstock. I wrapped it around some Pink Pirouette and stuck them both to a Basic Black card base.

I created a little medallion using silver, red and black cardstock and those gorgeous Stitched Shapes Framelit dies. The sentiment “love” is from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set. I finished off with a couple of those gorgeous little Metallic Enamel shapes – I used two of the hearts in the centre of the flowers.

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Visit the Can You Case I? Website for some creative inspiration from the amazing Design team. Then head over to the Facebook Challenge Group (Click “join group” if you haven’t already) and upload a photo of your project directly into the Album for this fortnights challenge. Or you can load a link to your blog or pinterest board or Instagram post.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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