Dashing along to Christmas

It’s always a great day when there is a new catalogue and today we are celebrating the 2018 Holiday catalogue. It’s packed full of amazing, useful and versatile products that will help you create amazing projects this Christmas season.


Download the Catalogue here. Look for the link is beneath the image.

You can order products from this catalogue starting today through to Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.


A clear favourite straight up is the All Is Bright Suite. I’m just so in love with the Merry Christmas to All bundle. It’s so versatile, you can use many of the elements to create sentiments for many occasions throughout the year. Like I did here.

Here is a card I made for my dad last weekend for Fathers Day.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Brushos, Thoughtful Banners, Merry Christmas thinlits

Using the “happy” from the Merry Christmas thinlit die set, I overlayed a background created using Brilliant Blue Brusho’s powder on some Shimmery White cardstock. The “fathers day” is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and is punched with the Classic label punch for a simple but effective card.


Dashing Along Host promotion.

During September, earn the Dashing Along Designer Paper pack for FREE with qualifying party sales! So gather your friends and we’ll create a gorgeous card in a fun-filled crafty session!


This pack of paper will coordinate beautifully with new Christmas products in the Holiday catalogue. It’s 12×12 in size and features 3 double-sided designs (so 6 different ones) and you get four sheets of each, total of 12 sheets.The designs are great for layering too.

Here, I have combined this gorgeous paper with All is Bright suite from the Holiday catalogue.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Dashing Along DSP, Merry Christmas thinlits, Making Christmas Bright

This card uses both bundles in the All is Bright suite – Merry Christmas to All and the Making Christmas Bright featuring the Making Christmas Bright stamp set and Bulb Builder punch.

This is a must have in your Christmas crafting collection for this season, so book your party today. I have a few dates left, so check them out here. Email me to secure your preferred date.


Bonus Days Redemption Period is on now.


If you earn bonus coupon/s last month, during the earning period, now is the time to use them. September is redemption time. So make sure you use all codes you earned to get a discount on your purchases by September 30.

I’m happy to help you out if you have any queries, using your codes. Drop me a line.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,


So what is Brushos?

If you’re a social media/blog hopper, you must be wondering what all this talk about Brusho’s is?

It’s a colouring tool new to the Stampin’ Up! range. These are in the form of crystal powder which, when mixed with water, gives your projects the most radiant colour.

The thing with Brushos is, there are different ways to mixed them with water which gives you the most amazing effects. This is where the magic happens, as no two projects will turn out exactly the same – similar maybe – but not the same. It’s just so much fun.

So I will cover off different ways you can play with Brusho’s with the different projects I create in the coming weeks/months. But today, I will talk you through how I created this project….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Brushos, Five for all

It was my first play with Brusho’s colour crystal powders. The Stampin’ Up! ones come as a pack of 5 colours – Brilliant Red, Gamboge, Yellow, Moss Green and Prussian Blue. I know what you are thinking… “these are not Stampin’ Up! colours!” and you’re right, they are not. They are the most similar in the Brusho’s range to Stampin’ Up!’s and when mixed with water you can vary the strength of the colour to match them as well, if you really needed to. But I think they work well as they come.

So how I created this was quite simple really and fun. Using shimmery white cardstock, I sprayed one side with some water using a Stampin’ Spritzer bottle, then flipped it over. Water and paper really don’t like each other much so it started to curly. But that’s okay, as I then sprayed the other side with a bit more water, and it started to uncurl. This second side is the side I worked with. Using my fingers, I spread the water out, to cover the paper as a base layer and then sprinkled Brilliant Red and Gamboge over the watered paper. You will see the powder instantly dissolved and begin to colour the paper. I sprayed some more water over the top, which pushed the sprinkled powder in different directions, creating an amazing fireworks display over my cardstock.

Next I used my Aqua painter to spread out and mix the powders. That gave me a base colour across the page. The strength varied as the water pooled in different placed. I sprinkled a little more powder over the top and left those in dots (rather than mixing in). These dissolved slightly, mixing in a little, but remained as flecks, giving a different look across my page. I let this dry for several hours before completing the rest of my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Brushos, Five for all

I trimmed down the coloured card to the size I wanted, adhered this to my Real Red cardbase. The stamp set I used here, is one of my favourites. It’s called Five for All and is a sentiment only stamp set, designed to work on their own or go with other graphic elements from other sets. The sentiments are quite witty too – my kind of humor!  The one I used here, suited the recipient of this card, as there was a funny post on Facebook about returning to “pretend she’s in her 20’s” after her birthday. PERFECT stamp!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Brushos, Five for all

I framed this with a scallop circle from the Layering Circled framelit sets in real red cardstock and zig-zagged some stitched edge ribbon, in Pumpkin Pie, beneath it. Topped it with some Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon for contrast. I finished it off with two balloons from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I stamped them in Tranquil Tide on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

Stay tuned for more of my Brusho’s playtime soon.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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