CTC149 – Year of Cheer Suite


The focus for this week at Caseing The Catty is the Year of Cheer suite. I have to say… I am so in love with this suite. I never thought this much bling would go together so well!

If you are like me…. In love with this suite…. then you are in for an exciting hop tonight with our Caseing The Catty crew. Welcome if you are just joining me here or if you have hopped over from Jackie Noble.


So another funny story surrounds this card design this week. I actually created this a couple of weeks ago. I was creating for our Around The World Suite inspiration hop, as I didn’t have products from that suite, I was creating with what I did have using inspiration from that page. I was nearly done when the though struck me, we’ll be focussing on Year of Cheer in such a short time!

So my inspiration on this occasion has come from another section, but using all the yummy products that make up this gorgeous suite. Here is what I created:

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer suite

Here I have added black to all this bling. I just think it matches the elegance of this suite. Starting with a Basic Black card base, I embossed a layer of the Champagne foil sheet with the Winter Wonder embossing folder.

I used a small piece of the Special Designer Series paper and adhered that with Tear & Tape. Over the top of the is a simple punched shape from Basic Black cardstock using the Everyday Label punch. I layered that with another punch from Whisper White cardstock – here I trimmed the sides down so that the punched shapes layered nicely together. (This punch is great for altered shapes!)


I stamped the sentiment and adhered it to card with dimensionals.

Next I threaded some silver 1/8” ribbon through the Year of Cheer embellishment and tied it off in a bow. I used a Glue Dot to hold this in place.

Last, I finished off with stamping a coordinating envelope with the two snowflake stamps in that set.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration using products from this suite. For more inspiration keep on hopping through the teams blogs, I’m sure you’ll find a few ideas to help with projects you have coming up.

Next up is Elizabeth Gross.


Once you’ve hopped through and taken in all our inspiration, I’d really love to see what you create with these amazing product or see how this section of the catalogue inspires your creation. Head over to our Facebook Challenge Group and load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday 15 October.


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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Sketch Challenge – CYCI#162

Another fun sketch is on over at Can You Case It? this week [CYCI#162]. Take a look.


For my design team inspiration, I have created a window scene to fit the sketch.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Hearth & Home, Boxwood Wreaths

I created the window and planter box using the Hearth & Home framelits. I created the curtains and background by simply freehand drawing and cutting.

But I’m really excited about quite a few little things I’ve used here. Firstly, that gorgeous leafy trim is the new Boxwood Wreath embellishments, they come in a tightly wrapped circle, which works beautifully as a Christmas wreath. But here, I have unwrapped it and used it in my window planter box, so super cute.

Another cutie included is the copper trim used as tie backs for the curtains. That trim is the most gorgeous and versatile element. I’m sure you’ll be seeing it loads more. Oh and don’t miss that cute little scallop trim at the top of the curtains. This was made using the new Decorative Ribbon Border punch. I love how you can use both edges of the design.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Hearth & Home, Boxwood Wreaths

The cute little stamped flower pot in the window is from the At Home with You stamp set, which comes in a bundle too with coordinating framelits, tying in beautifully with the Wreaths.

Lastly, another exciting element on this card is that amazing Pinewood Plank 3D embossing folder which I used on my base cardstock. The impression is amazing and so life-like. Here I have sponged on some Soft Suede ink, mainly aiming for the joins between the planks, to add some character.

Adding a simple congratulations sentiment, which is from the Special Celebrations stamp set, to finish it off, is all that was needed.

Be sure to head over to the Challenge group on facebook where you can check out the design teams inspiration and enter your creation. Be sure to do this by midday next Saturday, July 1st (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration CI10


I’m so excited to be the first cab off the rank for this fortnights bloghop with the very talented Colour INKspiraction crew. Welcome to you all.

We have another fun colour combination for you to sink your stamps into. On the menu this time we have Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and Delightful Dijon.


For this project, I have created a tag.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! De

I just love dressing up gifts just as much as creating a card for occasions we celebrate. So today is all about the package. I’ve kept it simple, dressing up a simple brown paper bag – but I find these the most practical. Plus they get recycled for more presents later and that’s a good thing.

I think, there is just as much work in creating a beautiful tag as there is in a card. Here I have started with Island Indigo as my tag base. Punching it at the top with Scallop tag topper and the bottom with the Triple Banner punch.

I cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and embossed one edge with the border pattern from the Floral Affection Embossing folders. I painted the raised impression with Clear Wink of Stella to add some additional sparkle.


Underneath my flower is a stamped image from the upcoming Label Me Pretty stamp set which was punched with the coordinating Pretty Label punch.

On top is another newbie, it’s the daisy from Daisy Delight stamp set, here I have stamped two flowers in Delightful Dijon ink – one on Very Vanilla cardstock, the other is Delightful Dijon. Both flowers are punched out using the new Daisy punch. Adhering the two petals together in an offset manner gives them a full flower look. The stamen was stamped in Cajun Craze ink and punched using the ½” circle punch. Grabbing my bone folder I conditioned my petals to give them a little curl. I added some Gold Wink of Stella to the tips of the petals on the Delightful Dijon flower and Clear on the Vanilla one for additional sparkle. So hard to capture that beautiful shimmer in a photo but trust me the shimmer really adds something special to your projects.

Also in that Daisy Stamp set, is the cutest little daisy stamp – it’s a set of three daisies and here I have used them as a border along the base of my Cajun Craze layer, stamping them in Island Indigo and finished with those tiny little pearls. They are just so damn cute and will come in very handy for all kinds of different projects. Another handy little stamp is going to be that tiny “For You” from the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp set. Here I stamped it in Cajun Crazy in the bottom corner.

I topped off my tag with some Delightful Dijon mini striped ribbon, Smokey Slate stitched ribbon and some Gold metallic thread.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy

After attaching the tag, I decided some custom coloured tissue paper would top it off nicely. I coloured half a sheet in Cajun Craze and the other half in Island Indigo. I think it looks pretty great poking out the top of bag. A couple of gold sequins finished it off. Now I have a complete package.

colourinkspiration-nextNext up in the hop, is the talented Nikki Spencer. Hop over to see her amazing INKspiration using these colours.

Then hop over to our Facebook challenge group where you can upload your entry and play along with this weeks colours. This challenge is open until 7pm, Monday June 5th (AEST). Looking foward to seeing what you create.

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.

Can You Case It? CYCI#149

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.

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

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


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.




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.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Dragonfly Dreams

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.

Rose Packer. Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams

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.


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#142

It’s very Christmassy over at Can You Case It?#142 this fornight…. well… I think so anyway. I love the colours that are on for this fortnight’s challenge.



They are very regal and elegant, I think Christmassy too – Eggplant, Silver and Neutrals.



Here is my card for this challenge.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Frosted Medallion, Seasonal Bells

I know I’ve said this before, but I just love those Bells! And don’t they look just as gorgeous embossed in Silver?! Here, I have team them up with the Frosted Medallions stamp set in Elegant Eggplant.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Frosted Medallion, Seasonal Bells

This card what pretty quick and easy to make – which suits me well right now as I’m waaaay behind on my Christmas card making this year (they are usually about to go out in the post about now!).

How I made this:

  • Card base is standard A6 portrait card (148.5mm x 210mm, scored and folded in half at 105mm). The colour is Elegant Eggplant.
  • The next layer is Silver Foil sheets, cut to 100mm x 142mm.
  • The top layer is Whisper White Cardstock, cut to 95mm x 137mm and embossing with the Softly falling embossing folder.
  • The Frosted Medallions stamp is on Vellum cardstock, stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink. It’s punched out using Layering Circle Framelits.
  • I’ve have used Tombow Multi-purpose liquid glue to adhere each of these layers.
  • On top are the Seasonal Bells stamps, embossed in Silver Embossing powder and punched out using the coordinating Bell punch.
  • They are finished off with a piece of 1/8” Silver Ribbon, tied in a knot. I punched holes in the bells using the Hand held punch.
  • These are adhered with Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment is from two different sets – the “Merry” is stamped directly onto the Whisper White layer, in Elegant Eggplant  ink. This is from the Banners for Christmas stamp set; – the “Christmas” is stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink and punched using the Bunch of Banners framelits, it is from the Time of Year Hostess exclusive stamp set.
  • Lastly is the coordinated stamped envelope.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. For all the details, visit the
Can You Case It? website. Entries close Midday, Saturday 17th December (Australian ESDT).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Birthday Banners

I’m not a pink girl – red is me. Buuuuut I have to say, I don’t mind Flirty Flamingo at all! (It’s one of Stampin’ Up!’s new 2016-18 In Colours.) Maybe it’s because I have a little girl now and it’s pretty darn hard to escape pink, can I say!

I just love the coordination of products from a colour point of view too – the cardstock, ink and ribbon all match, which helps make cards and projects look really professional.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Thoughtful Banners

Here I have used Flirty Flamingo in the base cardstock, the ribbon and the banner feature is stamped with the ink.

I’ve also used a couple of other new releases – the Duet Banner punch, which coordinates beautifully with the banner stamps in the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. I love how the Photopolymer stamps are flexible, allowing you to stamp along a curve. The other is that lovely embossing just peaking out in the background there.

I used the centre to stamp the word “Happy” in an Ombre style pattern – it will have to do until I my new Ombre Ink Pads arrive (Yippee!). I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay ink and using the stamping off technique to get the right shades to create the effect.

I hope you enjoyed this cute little card.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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New Catalogue Inspiration

If you can imagine a happy excited little puppy dog scratching at the door as you arrive… you know the ones, they are so happy to see you they run around in circles not knowing what to do with themselves?

Well… that was me with my new stamps and accessories from Stampin’ Up! new 2016 Annual Catalogue. What do I create first?!! I was so excited and had so many ideas, I didn’t know where to start first! I now have an even bigger mess in my craft space and I really didn’t think that was possible!

So today’s blog post is a little different…. I have lots to share with you, in a “snip-it” kind of way. Then, over the coming weeks, I will revisit them in more detail for you. How does that sound?

1 – Happy Birthday Banners card. I just love that embossing folder, it comes in a set of two and both a gorgeous. I’ve used one of the new In Colours, Flirty Flamingo. The new Banner Duet punch is equally as awesome too.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Thoughtful Banners

2 – Thinking of You card. Mixing in new toys is always a good challenge. Here I have used the Thinking of You stamp from the Time of Year stamp set – it’s a host exclusive set and right now we have additional host $$ to earn – Check out the details here. The stamp is featured in the very yummy Copper Embossing powder.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

3 – Best Friend Badge card. This was my first play with the new In Colours. I water coloured some colours, stamped some and used cardstock for others. The stamp set is Badges and Banners and there is a coordinating punch, Best Badge to go with it. They are available in a bundle, saving you 10%.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Badges and Banners

4 – Park time scrap page. I just love these photos of kids at the park taken earlier in the year and wanted to display them. Here I’ve used the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (as it went with Little Miss’ leggings!) and the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies. The scribbly lines reminded me of the swoosh sound that swinging makes.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Scrapbook

5 – Hello tags. I made this little display for my catalogue launch party recently. I made it to showcase the new In Colour collection.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up!

6 – Popstick Frame. We had one of our Parish Sisters retire after 60 years of service, just recently. I made this in her honour.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up!

I hope you have enjoyed this little snap shot of Inspiration. I hope look forward to sharing more details about some of these projects in coming weeks. Stay tuned…

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Global man

I have created a series of male orientated cards to share with you over the next few posts. I always find creating cards for the guys much more challenging – it’s a case of out with the flowers, bling and pretty ribbons. Hmmm… so what’s left?!

Going Global of course. The sentiments are a little lovey-dovey but the imagery is set around a travel-space-ish theme. When used with more masculine orientated colours, it makes a good choice for these types of cards.

Here is my first card which uses several items from the Going Places suite – World traveller embossing folder, Going Global stamp set and the Going places Designer Paper Stack.


The secondary sentiment – the one in the background “you are my greatest adventure” is set in a heart shape. I really like the words, but my guy isn’t one for hearts, so I used my Crumb Cake Marker to ink up the words only. What I really like also is the striped cotton ribbon. It has a linen look and I think the style suits masculine themed projects, not too girly at all!

This card is based on this weeks sketch over at Can You Case it? (CYCI#106).



I enjoy playing along with these guys, they have some inspiring challenges.

Check them out.





Until next time… Stamp Creatively,



Update: February 14 – I’m very pleased to say my project was one of the top picks for this weeks challenge over at Can You Case It? So very excited!

Here is what Terri had to say: The use of the circles in this sketch along with the colors, paper, and other details is spectacular! The envelope stamping is the bow on the whole package.

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