Colour INKspiration’s 3rd Birthday


Happy 3rd Birthday to Colour INKspiration –  #CI70. Can you believe it’s been 3 years already? I hope you have been enjoying all the hops along the way. Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have hopped over from Nikki Spencer.

We are celebrating this milestone with a special hop of current and past Colour INK Crew members. The theme is Birthdays and we each chose our own combination of three colours to create and I can tell you… settling on just one combination is really hard. But for my colour palette, I settled on my all time favourite….. drum roll….  Coastal Cabana, teamed up with Lovely Lipstick and Highland Heather.

CI70 - Birthday Hop

Like many other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, I’m pretty much hooked on the Peaceful Poppies suite. If you are feeling like you are seeing it everywhere, I don’t blame you. It’s been hugely popular. It’s made up of two bundles – Painted Poppies which has all the imagery and Peaceful Poppies with has the sentiments; and has bunch of amazingly coordinated products to go with them. So many of the projects seen online have been in Black, White and Red.

However, Poppies come and in a range of colours and so I wanted to give them a different look with my chosen colours. Here is my card…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Peaceful Poppies, Ornate Frame dies

I water coloured the background with my aqua painter using Coastal Cabana ink onto some Shimmery White cardstock. After allowing that to dry, I stamped the group of poppies stamp in Memento Black ink, and using Highland Heather and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends, I set about colouring them in. I used the light and dark shades of the markers separately, rather than blending this time. This allowed for different shades of poppies.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Peaceful Poppies, Ornate Frame dies

I covered the bottom edge of the Shimmery White cardstock with some of the tri-colour ribbon. I used Tear and Tape to adhere to the card base which is Thick Whisper White cardstock.

I finished off with a Happy Birthday sentiment, which is from the Lovely Lady Bug stamp set, an exclusive SAB Host reward. I stamped this in Coastal Cabana ink on to some Whisper White cardstock. I used two different dies from the Ornate Frames dies set to punch and create the side decorations.

Next up in the hop is Tanya Bell.


Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, it’s your turn to choose your favourite 3 Stampin’ Up! colours to create a Birthday card with. Then pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using your favourite colours. This challenge is open until February 10th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

  1. Bronwyn Eastley
  2. Patrice Easton
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Narelle Farrugia
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Jackie Noble
  7. Julia Quinn
  8. Chloe Evans
  9. Denita Wright-Smee
  10. Kelly Kent
  11. Vicki Boucher
  12. Jan Clothier
  13. Cathy Pinchbeck
  14. Leonie Stuart
  15. Nikki Spencer
  16. Rose Packer  ← You are here!
  17. Tanya Bell
  18. Rebecca Scurr
  19. Monique Fielder
  20. Jackie Aitken
  21. Elizabeth Gross
  22. Rachel Palmieri

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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.


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.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Brightly Gleaming, Christmas Gleaming stamp set, gleaming ornament punch pack, Ornate Frames dies

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).

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Brightly Gleaming, Christmas Gleaming stamp set, gleaming ornament punch pack, Ornate Frames dies

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?!!


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!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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