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!

CTC250 – Case a layout from page 46

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This weeks case is about the card design layouts on Page 46 of the Holiday Catalogue. The Casing The Catty crew have lots of inspiration for you using these few layouts. Welcome if you are joining me here, or have hopped over from Shannon.

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This week, I have focussed on the layout in the bottom left of the image. Here it features a Very Vanilla card base with Mint Macaron and Crumb Cake.

I have two cards for you this week… sadly I have had two people loose their much loved fur-babies this week. It’s bad enough when you have one of these events but to have two…

This first card, is for my parents. They lost their much loved Jack Russell, Zena, this week. Zena has been in our family for more than 15 years, joining us as pup. She lived to be more than 100 in dog years and lived a long happy and loving life with my parents. She was a little shadow for my Mum. following her around the house, nails clicking on the tiles behind Mum where ever she went.

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I have featured the same colours, but rearranged them to use in different areas of the card, which gives the card a different look altogether. I have used the Happy Tails stamp set, and coordinating dog punch.

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I layered some burlap ribbon beneath the Stitched Labels element which I stamped in Mint Macaron for some background interest. I featured the dog house stamp, fussy cut, beneath the sentiment layer and topped off with main dog stamp. I stamped him Soft Suede Ink and coloured him using Crumb Cake Blends.

The second card is for one of my class ladies. She is an older lady and this week lost her much loved and best friend Oscar. He was a white fluffy Maltese Terrior and always barked loudly on approached to her front door, announcing your arrival before reaching for the door bell! He was her much loved companion, so I know he’ll be terribly missed.

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For this card, I went a little different with the layout. Over a Gray Granite card base, I layered a piece of Gray Granite cardstock. First, I punched my Stitched Label shape and set that aside. I embossed the remaining piece with the Corrugated Embossing Folder and adhere this in place on my card base.

I looped the ribbon over the top of the embossed layer and adhered with Tear n Tape. I stamped the Label element in Gray Granite ink with elements from the Happy Tail stamp set. Adhering this over the top with Dimensionals.

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I finished off the card with one of the best sentiments ever made for those who love fur-babies like children… this one is also from the Happy Tails stamp set and I stamped it in Cherry Cobbler ink. I framed the sentiment with some leaves from the Leaf Punch and Soft Seafoam cardstock.

Little Bella, is from the Bella and Friends stamp set, which has retired. But it was just perfect resemblance to Oscar, so I had to use it.

Next up in the hop is the clever Lauren Meiklejohn.

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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, October 19th.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC249 – Toile Tidings

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This week at Caseing The Catty we are focussed on the Toile Tiding suite in the Holiday Catalogue – pages 8 to 11. Here we are drawing inspiration from anything featured in these pages.

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What sparks your creativity in these pages? For me it was this card in the middle here…

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I love that a simple slice off the front face of the card creates a whole new look. Here I am back using the Most Wonderful Time product medley… it really is that good… and made the following card.

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I love how slicing 1 inch off the front face allows you to peak inside the card. Here I have added a strip of DSP to the base which you can see from the front. On the front face, I have used one of the thick single-sided gold foil printed card fronts.

I just love the tinsel in the pack it works beautifully wrapped around the tree. Here I stamped the tree in Shaded Spruce ink onto some Soft Seafoam cardstock. I love how these colours work so well together. I wrapped the tinsel around it and used dimensionals to adhere it to a base circle element.

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I finished off the tree with the gold foil star at the top and the sentiment, is from Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set at the bottom. I adhered the circle tree element to the cardbase so it over hung the edge of the front face. I finished off with some Red Rhinestones scattered over some of the gold foil printed stars.

Simple but fun.

Next up in our hop this week is the amazing 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, October 13th.

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CTC248 – Casing layouts

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Here we are back with the Casing The Catty Crew… and the theme for this week is Casing a layout from either catalogue – Annual or Holiday. You are in for a real treat with the great inspiration being shared in this hop. So grab a cuppa and get comfy for a great hop.

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I love casing layouts, they are truly a great way to get projects done quickly when you don’t have a lot of time. And it beats buying an expensive mass produced card too. I cased the following card from page 72 of the Annual Catalogue.

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I love these dies and I know I’ll be back with more inspiration using them as they coordinate with my other Annual favourite – the Heirloom suite. You just wait… but for now, I went with using the little dies in the set to create this card.

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I used some Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper as it’s not really so Christmas in all designs. Like this one here, with the copper foil flourish design. I layered over some Pretty Peacock cardstock base. I used some Soft Seafoam cardstock to coordinate – I like the tone on tone here, it brightens up the card without taking over.

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Using some Rococo Rose scallop edge ribbon to layer with and add some texture, I used coordinating cardstock for the flag and ink for the sentiment. The main frame around the sentiment is copper foil punched using the smaller dies from the Petal Labels dies set. To top it off I added some Linen thread behind a Designer Element embellishment.

Ever wonder how to layer an embellishment like this over some ribbon or thread? In this instance I tried to keep the thread as flat as possible. So instead of it being tied in a bow, the back looks like this…

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I used the glue dot on the back of the element to hold my thread in place as I looped it around to make it look like a bow. I used the grid on the paper to help get the loops looking even. Then I added another glue dot over the top to hold it securely and make sure it adhered to my project really well too.

Next up in the hop is Siobhan Fitzsimmons.

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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, October 6th.

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Colour INKspiration- CI64

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Welcome to the next hop with the Colour INK crew. We have a great little combination for you this challenge…

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Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Garden Green.

I decided on a Christmas theme for these colours. I know right…. No red… what was a thinking! But here… take a look at my creation…

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I think it turned out pretty well without some red. And… yes, as you can see, I’m back on the Heirloom Die and Embossing folder bandwagon. Well… I can’t help it, they are just so great to work with. Here I have teamed them up with Christmas Gleaming bundle.

Stamping in Highland Heather ink, I stamped the larger bauble onto Purple Posy cardstock and the smaller one onto Whisper White. After punching them out with the coordinating punches, I adhered them together so that they overlapped slightly. This made it easier to manage as one element too.

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I stamped the holly and berries stamp in Garden Green ink twice on Whisper white cardstock and coloured them with Garden Green pencil from the second assortment pack of Watercolour pencils. After lightly blending the pencil lines away, I fussy cut them. Next, I punched 3 sprigs from Garden Green cardstock. Fiddling with the arrangement until I was happy with final placement, I layered them over my embossed frame on a Whisper White thick cardstock base.

I finished the baubles off with a simple bow from Whisper White bakers twine and one of the smallest of the Christmas Toile Glitter Enamel dots. I finished off the card with a simple Merry Christmas sentiment.

Next up in the hop is the very creative Elizabeth Gross.

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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 6pm, Monday, October 7th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC247 – Case a Holiday Catty Punch project

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Welcome to another hop with the Caseing The Catty Crew. This weeks theme is a little different, we are Casing Punched Projects from the Holiday catalogue. So in looking at the projects in the Holiday catalogue, we are drawing inspiration from ones that use a punch.

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My inspiration came from this project….

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It’s featured on page 4 in the bundle index. I just love the monochromatic feel about the background and then you have this punch of colour to highlight the main feature. It’s simple and stunning.

So I wanted to recreate the monochromatic feel but with colour, here is how my card turned out….

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I used the Most Wonderful Time product medley… hey have you spotted that in the Holiday catalogue yet? It’s hiding on page 39, such a gorgeous collection of coordinated products. You can create so much with this clever little set.

Here I used the smaller tree and stamped it, using the generational stamping technique. Which works really well with these two colours Shaded Spruce ink stamped on Soft Sea Foam cardstock. The tonal range in the Shaded Spruce ink worked really well here.

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For my main focus element, I went with a red tree. Now… normally trees are not red, but then I don’t think Moose are gold either and we shouldn’t let realism hamper our creativity!! So here I have heat embossed the larger tree, in the set, with White embossing powder and using an empty Wink of Stella brush I painted a thin layer of Frost White Shimmer paint – to give it a light washed effect that is nice and shimmery.

I punched out the tree using the coordinating die and tied some of that lovely thin tinsel ribbon, from the medley, around the it. The ribbon is thin enough to add texture and sparkle but not so thick it takes away from other elements.

I adhered the tree with dimensionals and topped it off with some gorgeous Glitter Enamel dots from the Toile Tidings suite… they have a lovely gold fleck which matching in great with the tinsel.

I embossed the sentiment in white on Real Red cardstock to match and added some texture to the card with a simple tie of some Whisper White bakers twine.

After I finished, I wondered what some dots from the Shimmery Crystal Effect pen would look like. So I added some small dots over the trees and I think it gives them a soft rain drop effect.

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Next up in the hop is the clever Rachel Palmieri.

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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, September 29th.

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In Colour fun

I have a quick little share for you today. So much of my crafting is based around Christmas and the Holiday catalogue as it’s all new and fun and timely. However, I didn’t want to forget my loves in the Annual catalogue. I’ve been having some fun with our latest range of In Colours.

We may not have the Purple Posy ink to stamp with yet but that really hasn’t stopped me from enjoying all the time I can with these beautiful colours. Besides, I really love stamp Highland Heather ink on Purple Posy cards stock… you should try it – it’s A-Ma-Zing!

Here are my cards…

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The In colours for 2019-2021 are Purple Posy, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose. Here I have teamed these colours up with Floral Essence Stamp and the coordinating Perennial Flower punch. These make a bundle – which of course save you 10% the individual prices.

I love a good card design, it means you can adapt it to any occasion, like I have done here with Thank You cards and Happy Birthdays. I have used a range of In Colour product to help make them match really well.

I trimmed a piece of Designer Paper in half, so that I could make two card from one 6×6” sheet. Then I cut a flag in Whisper White cardstock using the Triple Banner Punch. Topping off those layers with some texture by adding a simple strip of coordinating ribbon.

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Over the top, I layered some stamped and punched leaves and finishing with a flower.

You can really mix and match all the colours in any combination as they go together so well. Lots of fun to be had with these colours and products from the Annual catalogue, I’m sure they will get their second wind when we finally get our hands on the Purple Posy ink!!

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Creative Class ONLINE

All WRAPPED up for Christmas

This month’s online class features the rich and tartan styled Wrapped in Plaid Suite, which I am really enjoying at the moment. You can find this suite in the 2019 Holiday Catalogue on page 12.

The Perfectly Plaid bundle really is a lovely collection of Christmas stamps which features a punch to coordinate.

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The Designer Paper is just as lovely, featuring tartan style patterns with Gold foiling to one side. It uses rich colours in Greens, Blues and Cherry.

 

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This kit includes supplies to make 4 cards – 2 each of 2 designs. One is a 3D Corner Cube design and one a regular card, and kits include:

  • Cardstock for card bases and envelopes for regular cards;
  • Cardstock for layering and stamping;
  • Designer Series Paper;
  • Punched/Die Cut shapes; and
  • Tutorial for completion.

 

CLASS OPTIONS:

  • $25 – Project Kit only
  • $73 – Buy the Bundle and get the Project Kit half price

*Prices include delivery to you.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

Additional supplies you may need, NOT included in these kits are:

HOW TO ORDER?

There are a couple of easy ways to order:

  • SHOP ONLINE:

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I’ve created a shopping cart for you, ready to go!! How awesome is that!

Now it’s as simple as clicking the Shopping Cart (which will take you to the product list), choosing the items you need to top up and checking out. Then email me to order your kit!

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  • Email me : Let me know which Class option you would like to purchase and we can organise a single transfer payment option. All items will be delivered direct to you.

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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Colour INKspiration – CI63

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Really happy to be back hopping with the amazing crew here at Colour INKspiration. Welcome if you are just joining me here or if you have hopped over from Denita.

This challenge features lovely colours to work with and that inspirational image just screams Opulence doesn’t it? This challenges features Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Gold Foil.

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The gold foiling just leant itself to using the Heirloom Frames and Embossing folder bundle. I just had to create a gold foil frame for this challenge. Here is my card…

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Here I have teamed it up with some of that lovely In Colour Designer paper stack – I used the scripted print pattern as I thought it fitted with the theme. I angled it onto my cardbase though, to give a modern twist!

The sentiment is from the Woven Heirloom stamp set and again, that scripted font just works for this theme. I added some lovely Daisies from the Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating punches.

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I topped them off with gems – the large daisy has a Faceted Gem in Gold and the smaller ones I used some of the In Colour faceted dots in Seaside Spray to coordinate.

I have a friend, having a special birthday this week…. I think this may be headed her way!

Next up in the hop is Nicole Wilson.

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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, September 23rd. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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CTC245 – Let it Snow

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I’m so excited to be back hoping with some of my favourite stamping friends. It’s been a little while since blogging creatively… life has a habit of getting in the way at times doesn’t it? But here we are back with exciting inspiration from the Let It Snow section – pages 18-23 of the Holiday catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Monique.

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My inspiration came from the Coastal Cabana card featured top right in the above picture. I just loved the offset approach to the way in which the Designer Paper is adhered to the card base. Here is my card….

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I am so in love with the Brightly Gleaming suite right now and here I have adapted the elements to fit in with the inspiration. I approached my background designer paper in the same way… two strips of Brightly Gleaming Specialty designer paper at the top and bottom and a larger panel in the middle. All adhered to the card base at angles.

I topped my card with an ornament from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set and punched with the coordinating punch. I stamped the holy and berry image and fussy cut this and adhered both with dimensionals.

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I used some of the coordinating ribbon from this suite as I love how it can be used like a stand alone sentiment. Then I added a few more sentiments, from the Itty Bitty Greeting stamp set, in coordinating colours which I fussy cut and adhered some with dimensionals and some flat at angles too match my designer paper.

I finished off my card with some of the Navy rhinestones from the Noble Peacock jewels pack.

Next up in the hop is the amazing 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, September 15th.

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New Catalogue and New Paper Promotion… all starting today!

First up is all about the new Holiday catalogue.

I just love this catalogue, it’s the best… as it’s mostly about Christmas. Christmas is my most favourite time of the year.

Take a look online here at my Online Store… or … if you live in Australia, message me and I’ll post you a hard copy for you to flick through.

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I have to say… I started writing my wishlist, but then stopped when I realised, I was practically rewriting the whole catalogue! My favourite suite in this catalogue is the Brightly Gleaming, featuring on page 30. O.M.G… I’m so in love, it’s not funny. Stay tuned as I’ll featuring those products in projects over the coming months.

What I like about the Holiday catalogue is, with Stampin’ Up! being an American company, it features Halloween and Thanks Giving themed products too. Whilst we don’t celebrate those festive occasions officially here in Australia, what I really like are the little “gem” products featured in these suites.

Like the Ornate Frames dies featured here in this card I made. These are featured in the Monster Bash suite, for Halloween, on page 53.

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These very versatile set of dies stood out to me straight away! I just had to have them. Here I have teamed them up with some lovely Brightly Gleaming Specialty paper, featuring wonderful copper foiling, and an ornament from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, and coordinating punch from the Gleaming Ornament punch pack. (See below for all the products used in this card).

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Designer Paper Promotion

Starting today, we have our annual Buy 3 and get 1 FREE promotion on Designer Paper packs from the Annual Catalogue. Hey…. did you notice it’s a month earlier this year?!!

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Starting today, these are paper packs listed here are included in the promotion, that runs until September 30. So for every 3 packs of these patterns listed below, you can choose 1 for free.

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Shop today and online shoppers, don’t forget to use this months Online Shoppers Code, for your chance to share in some host rewards. Remember, this promotion ends September 30!

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