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!

Colour Challenge – CYCI#165

Over at Can You Case it? This week we have another colour challenge. Crystal has come up with a great combination of Yellow, Purple, Pink and Brown.


At first, I had to stop and think about these colours. After pulling out cardstock in these shades of colours, it started to come together and this is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips

Playing a little more with the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, I create some purple and yellow tulips by stamping the background in a lighter shade and forefont of the tulip in a darker one.

I used Wisteria Wonder for the background of my purple tulips and So Saffron for the yellow. Over the top, I stamped Elegant Eggplant for the purple and Crushed Curry for the yellow, I stamped these on some scrap and fussy cut them to adhere over the top with some dimensionals for some additional height.

I stamped the stems in Crumb cake and adhere this over the top of Powder Pink cardstock over the Crumb Cake base layer.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips

I topped off the card with some burlap trim and some Shimmer Ribbon in Powder Pink. I added a sentiment stamped in Powder Pink and adhered it all together with some Tear and Tape for additional strength.

With just a couple of weeks left of Can You Case it?, I would love to see you join in. Head over to the Facebook Group and see the rest of the design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by midday, next Saturday 22nd.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC137 – Artistic Expression


It’s blog hop time with the Caseing The Catty team. Welcome if you have joined me here or you may have hopped over from Megan.

This week we are focussing on one of the larger sections of the catalogue – Artistic Expression.


The stamp sets featured in this section can be applied to any number of occasions. The stamp designs also have a different artistic styles to them, making the appealing to many different tastes and giving a varied look to the artwork you can create.

It is a quite a large section, a little hard to decide what to do – I had to remind myself the team will mostly visit this section again, I’m sure! So I drew inspiration from the card on the left on page 136 of the catalogue.


I loved this card design as soon as I saw it. I also loved the colour combination too – Black and Lemon Lime Twist – hello bold and dramatic!  Today, however, I’m using a host exclusive stamp set – You’re Delightful.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightful

I love this set and used it recently too. It has two main statement stamps, one which is an outline style and the other is a solid style, giving two very different looks. Then there are number of supporting sentiment and graphic stamps too, which you can have loads of fun with. The sentiments and graphic elements have that texty design to them, so they coordinate well with the Text You Later stamp set too.

Here I have created two card using both styles to show you how different they can look. First up is the solid stamp with a supporting “thank you” and some smiley emoji’s.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightful

The second one uses the outline style and here I’ve made a birthday card with the sentiment and birthday cake emoji to support it.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightful

The use of washi tape adds a great effect. What I really like about the washi tape is that they are transparent, so when you apply it over a stamped image, it is still visible.

This design is really easy to recreate, I did this project with my stamp club girls recently and they really enjoyed making it. I love how quick and simple it is but still has great visual impact.


Next up in the hop line up is Angela Meiritz-Reid who has been playing with some embossing paste. Hop on over there and check out her creation.

When you are finished hopping through, get busy creating and head on over the Facebook Challenge group to load up your CASE. We’d love to see how this section of the Annual Catalogue inspires you.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – CI13


Welcome to another amazing colour challenge from the Colour INKspiration team. Here we are at our 13th hop for the year already and we have a pretty cool colour combination for you to play with this next fortnight. Have a look…


Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist and Wild Wasabi.

Here is what I made with these colours.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I’ve been playing with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous bundle still… It just keeps calling me! This challenge I started with an old favourite stamp set, but here I am right back at this one … it’s funny how that happens, isn’t it?

Here I used Fresh Fig as my cardbase and layered that with some of that amazing Fresh Floral DSP in Fresh Fig too. Next I trimmed out a Whisper White panel (10cm x 8cm) and stamped the bottom with those cute little flowers, the line detailed one in Fresh Fig ink and then coloured it with the solid coordinating stamp in Sweet Sugarplum ink. I stamped one simple small flower outline only in the top right corner, then adhered the Fresh Fig cardstock to the edge the panel.

Using some of the lovely new Ombre Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist, I wrapped it around the panel and adhere the whole panel to my cardbase.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous

I used only part of the Happy Birthday thinlit die this time, as I only wanted the “Happy” this time. I wanted to coordinate the sentiment to the birthday I was making for. In this case, it was a 40th birthday, so I used the amazing Milestone Moments stamp set to express this.

I stamped the sentiment with Sweet Sugarplum ink onto Whisper White cardstock and trimmed it tight. I overlayed this onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and created flags to the end to create a banner feature. I adhere this right above my ribbon. I used some Fine Tip Glue pen to adhere the Happy and finished off with some the green Glitter dots for some bling.


Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Elizabeth Gross. Hop on through the team’s inspiration. Then head over to our Facebook Challenge group and be sure to upload your creation with these colours by 7pm, Monday 24th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#164

It’s sketch challenge time at Can You Case It? #164 this week. You know I love a sketch challenge… and this one, by Eva, is a little different, which was nice. Check it out.


I decided to rotate the sketch and this is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Coffee Break

I started with a card base in Soft Sky and stamped a few of the little decorative element stamps in the Coffee Café stamp set. I used Soft Sky ink so that it was subtle element on there.

Sketch Challenge – CYCI#164

Next, I used the Lots of Labels framelit dies to punch the shape to fit the sketch. The Designer Series Paper I used, is the Coffee Break pack. I wrapped some Classic Weave Ribbon in Soft Sky around the top of the shape and trimmed it down to fit snug across the top of the card.

I punched out a coffee cup in coordinating colours to the DSP and layered that over the top. I tied a simple bow, with some linen thread around the Sky ribbon to finish it off.

Stamping the sentiment in Early Espresso on the right side finished off the card.

We have just a few more weeks left of Can You Case it? So I would love to see you join in. Head over to the Facebook Group and see the rest of the design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by midday, next Saturday 15th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC136 – Thanks

I’m so excited!! This is my first blog hop as part of the Case-ing The Catty Design Team Crew! Welcome if you are joining me from talented Julia. If you are a regular follower of mine and are starting here, you are in for a treat.

The Case-ing The Catty team focuses on drawing inspiration from different sections and themes within Stampin’ Up! catalogues. The team look at ways to give you new ideas based on ideas found in current catalogues. I encourage you to hop through the teams blogs and see all the amazing ideas. But it doesn’t stop there – you can join in the creative fun too. All the details are given later in the blog.

But for now, let’s get things rolling by introducing this week’s section. It’s the Thanks section featured on pages 126 to 131.


I drew inspiration from this same image from the catalogue, which is featured on page 131. Here I have focused on the card on the left of this main image. It features the stamp set One Big Meaning which provides you many different stamp designs to help you create that perfect card or gift to convey your sentiment.

I specifically chose this card as I knew I didn’t have those gorgeous Hearts & Stars Embellishments yet – sadly they are still on my wishlist. So, I wanted to show how I thought about a substitute for them.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning

First, I looked at what elements I had available to use and decided on the Copper trim in place of the Linen Thread, as this was more substantial and the darker colour commanded more attention. Next, I looked at paper. Whilst I had the Naturally Eclectic pack that is used in the catalogue sample, I opted for one that suited the Copper trim a little more. I went for the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, as it featured Soft Sky which is the colour used in the original card, but it also had the neutral tones I was looking. I wrapped a piece of the trim around the overlapped papers, then I created a separate bow to adhere over the top of the sentiment to help the create impact of the embellishments.

While making this card, this sparked another idea for another card. Here is what I created.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning

I used the same Pinewood Planks embossing folder for the background. I started with some Washi tape at the very back, then layered Burlap Trim and some Designer Series Paper from the Coffee Break pack in a similar way to the original card. I love how the busyness of this design with the vertical and horizontal lines and the circles all work together.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning

This design used another stamp in that same stamp set. With the design of this stamp being a stacked layout, it allowed me to make it a feature in a medallion style setting. I finished off the card with a heart shape from the Corrugated Elements embellishment pack – those I do have! LOL.


Next up on the blog hop is my stamping friend – Fiona Cobbin. Hop on over and check out her ideas.

When you have finished hoping through the teams creative inspiration, please jump over and Join our Facebook Challenge group. We’d love to see what has inspired you from this section of the catalogue. Simply snap a pic of your project and load it up by 7pm Next Sunday (16th). Anyone can enter. We choose a community “most liked” project and the Crew choose their favourite each week – so you just may be a top pick. I can’t wait to see what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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A little hello

Playing along with Case-ing the Catty again this week. This weeks feature is the Holiday section! I know… Holiday… Christmas… that time of year will soon be upon us!

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This is a small section of the catalogue, as most of the Holiday themed Stamps and accessories will be coming in the Holiday catalogue this September.

Today, the inspiration for my project came from page 118.


I love that Wood Textures paper, it’s awesome. I’ve used it on my project to make a little Hello Note card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

I’m back with the Oh, So Eclectic bundle again. I used the leaves in place of the Holly. You get two leaf designs in this stamp set, I like the water coloured look one. The paper bow, I replaced with a real one – loving that Stitched Ribbon and I swapped the Real Red ink for Pumpkin Pie.

A little lovely note created from that Christmas card.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour Challenge – CYCI#163

I think the colour combination over at Can You Case It? [CYCI#163] provided by Kim are pretty patriot this week, given the American Independence Day is only a couple of days away. But being an Aussie – they do remind me a little bit of the Western Bulldogs colours! Check them out – Blue, Red, Silver and Black.


Here is my Design Team inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

Here I used a Whisper White thick cardstock base and layered it with some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I love how these are silver one side and gold on the back. I used the Silver side with the scallop design.

I wrapped some black thick bakers twine around the red panel layer before adhering the Foil Acetate. The top layer is some more of that yummy Colour Theory Designer paper stack. Here I have used one of the crackled print designs in Dapper Denim.

I added a touch of silver foil to the side edges, then went on to dressing up with some stamping. I decided to use a Host exclusive set, You’re Delightful. It’s an outline style stamp, which I stamped in Basic Black archival ink. This allowed me to colour it in using watercolour ink. Here I used the brush end of my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker to colour with. Adding colour to the stamped image made a huge difference to the overall look when stamping over the pattern paper.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

I finished off using one of the supporting sentiments, a few of the decorative elements too and stamping a coordinating envelope.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

The sketch for this layout came from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I enjoy playing along with these challenges too.

If you are part of the Can You Case It? Facebook Challenge Group, you may have read that these challenges are finishing up on July 23rd. Which is sad, but good timing for me. I have been part of the team for the last year now, and have really enjoyed my time as part of this talented group, but change can be a good thing.

So we have a few more challenges to get through over the next few weeks, so I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours, this week. Pop over to the Facebook group and check out the Design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by Midday, Saturday 8th July.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Bonuses for everyone at Stampin’ Up! this month

This month is shaping up to be huge at Stampin’ Up! with bonuses for customers and new demonstrators.

Christmas… already?


It’s really is Christmas in July when you join Stampin’ Up! this month. Have you ever entertained the idea of joining?

It’s always a great time to join Stampin’ Up!, I mean…. you get a starting rate of 20% discount on your stamps and dies and other goodies. This increases to 25% when you reach the next level up – which is easy to do. But it doesn’t stop there, with many other incentives available if you want them. These are available to Hobbiests or Career-makers, it’s your choice.

This month, Stampin’ Up! are giving you more in your starter kit. These are:

A free stamp set from the upcoming Holiday catalogue: Carols of Christmas…


Plus you get this Essentials gift pack:


This is an additional $121 worth of product in your pack. Taking the total value to $356. This is all yours for the joining fee of $169. Wow!

Want more information about joining, particularly in with our amazing team? Email me your details and I’ll call you to discuss or if you want to read a little more, click here.

Want to join…? Like right now….? This minute? – Click here.

But don’t worry, as a demonstrator, you won’t miss out on Bonus Days vouchers! Demonstrators earn them too, just like customers…..


Bonus Days are back


This promotion was the first of it’s kind for Stampin’ Up! last year and proved so popular among Demonstrators and Customers — it’s back!

So what is it and how does it work?

There are two parts to this promotion, but it’s nice and simple, just the way it should be:

  1. Earn in July: For every $90 you spend, Stampin’ Up! email you a $9 voucher.
  2. Spend in August: Use your $9 voucher/s to receive a discount on your purchases.


There are no limits to the number of vouchers you can earn. You will be able to redeem your voucher/s together or individually during August. All you need is an email address so you can receive your voucher. That’s it!

Shop online here.

Use the Host code: HS3WRFNR for your chance to win Stampin’ Reward*.

The earning period for vouchers and for the joining extras end 31st July 2017.
These promotions are offered from Stampin’ Up! through me and are available to all Australia-wide.
*Your personal order can be any amount under $249. If your order is more than $250, you are eligible for your own rewards.
Combined sales must reach $250 or more for Stampin’ Rewards to be available. You must enter the code into the Host Code section during checkout to be eligible to enter. Winner drawn randomly.


Inspired Events

When I saw the Inspired Events Stamp set in this catalogue, I was so excited. It was at the top of my list of my wishlist! Why? I’m sure you are wondering…. We have had similar types of Stamp sets before with blessing sentiments and different types of Crosses in lovely designs, but this stamp set has one sentiment never before seen….

“First Communion”

Other sets have included Baptism, Christening and Confirmation… but I have longed for a Communion sentiment. For our family the timing could not have been more perfect with our son making his First Holy Communion a week or so ago. It arrived just in time and this is the card I made for him.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Inspired Events

Inspiration came from the two projects featured with that stamp set on page 111 of the catalogue. It’s from the For Babies & Kids section which is the feature this week at Case-ing the Catty.


The Designer Series Paper I used here was from the Coffee Break pack. I hightlighted the event sentiment by raising it and creating flags to both ends and finished off with some burlap ribbon beneath it.

This stamp set is very versatile as you can make greeting cards with it obviously, but the sentiments are also written in such a way you can create invitations with it too. Here I have modified one of the sentiments that would work for an invite. By inking up part of it allowed me to personalise the card for our son.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Inspired Events

Once I got passed my excitement for that sentiment I stopped and had a good look at this set. It really has so many lovely wonderful elements and is so cleverly designed (thanks Stampin’ Up!) I know I’m going to get loads of use from these for a wide range of events. I added the very elegant Cross design to the top of the card and that lovely filigree type edging to the bottom. Then I rearranged the elements to create a coordinated envelope.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Inspired Events

I hope you have enjoyed this inspiration using this stamp set. I have a confirmation coming up later this year, I’m sure I’ll be back then with more using this awesome set.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration CI12


It’s the Colour INKspiration Blog hop time…. welcome to you, whether you have joined me from Rachel or starting here, I’m sure you will enjoy all the amazing project using this awesome colour combination.

The colour selections are many this time so the rules are a little different for this challenge. You can choose any of the colours listed here but you need to use a minimum of four of them. Plus you can always add metallic’s. Here they are:


The colours I chose to work with this week are Night of Navy, Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Peekaboo Peach for that splash of colour. I also added a little Silver in there too. Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

I have used the Oh So Eclectic bundle, which features in the Naturally Eclectic Suite on pages 132 and 133 of the Annual Catalogue. This set also features on the cover of this catalogue too and I love how the samples begin with some simple stamping and then is stepped up a bit more for each of the two other samples. Just gorgeous.

I love all the different elements in that suite and I’m particularly eager to use those Card Overlay, but I’ll be back with those another time. Today, it was all about the stamps and dies. And what I lovely surprise that die set has with those three emboss-only dies. Can’t wait to bring you some inspiration using those!

Today I have teamed up this set with the awesome Marbled background which I have stamped using Night of Navy ink on Whisper White, layering this over my Night of Navy card base.

I overlayed this with a layer of Whisper White cardstock which I punched using the pattern die in that set allowing the  gorgeous marbled stamp to peek through. Use the Marbled stamp this way, creates a more muted background texture, rather than being a feature. This was the look I wanted to achieve as I wanted those gorgeous flowers to be the feature of this card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

Here I have punched out three flowers using the intricate die in the set from Peekaboo Peach cardstock. I overlayed these over three stamped fill image in the stamp set. These have a lovely watercoloured look about them, making the edges of the stamped image appear darker. I double stamped the one in the middle to create more depth too.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

After working out their position, I stamped the same image in Smokey Slate behind them to create a shadow effect. I layered the cardstock flags in position. Then finished off the flowers by added some silver metallic thread behind them for more texture and to break up the white slightly. Finishing the flowers with those gorgeous Faceted Gems in Clear.

The hello sentiment (this is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set) was added last, being small I could tuck it under the raised flower. I used those cute little Mini Dimensionals for the sentiment and regular ones for the flower. I finished off with a simple coordinated envelope.


Next up on the hop is our Guest Designer, Esther Howard, be sure to hop over and check out her INKspiration. Keep hoping through the design teams inspiration. Then jump across to our Facebook Challenge Group and load up your entry. This challenge will be open until Monday, July 10th. I can’t wait to see what you create with your selection from this awesome set of colours.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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