Holiday crafting

I have a quick little share today. Last weekend here in Victoria, Australia, we had a public holiday, so off our family headed for our annual extended long weekend camping trip with our group of friends.

It was lovely time away, with 11 kids swimming in the river for nearly 3 days, and generally keeping themselves occupied. Most friends got some down time to relax and catch up – me… well for the most part I was chasing our 2 year old around making sure she didn’t get into mischief. But I did manage to find some crafting time. Yes… out in the middle of nowhere… me, my stamps and I….

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This holiday generally falls close to our friends boy’s birthday. So we often celebrate while away. I had his pressie ready to go, but just needed a card to go with it.

To make things a little easier for myself, I CASEd this card from Stampin’ Up! Artisan design team member, Holly Stene. Her card came across my Pintrest feed and I loved it and through it would be perfect for our little friend. I did some prep at home, so I didn’t have to take absolute everything with me, but allowed myself to create enough while out there to give me some of the down time I love.

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As soon as I saw the Everday Hero stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, I just had to have it. I have so many little friends, including my boy, this stamp set would be perfect for. Who doesn’t like a super hero? Now we can create our own with this little beauty. With all the cleverly coordinated scenery stamps that come with it, means the possibilities are endless.

I’m sure I’ll be back with some more inspiration using this set at some point soon.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#148

How much fun is it entering Can You Case It? challenges on Facebook now? So easy, isn’t it? You can link to your blog post if you have one, or just upload a photo directly into the comments of the Challenge post. We’ve had such a great response since the change over a month ago, so a big thank you for following and playing along with us.

A little more news – Can You Case It? will be back weekly starting this month with alternate Colour and Sketch challenges again. I’m so excited! I’ve really missed the Sketches, they are a favourite of mine. So I hope you’ll be playing along with those too.

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Okay on to this weeks set of colours, we have – Gray, Yellow, Turquoise and White.

 

 

 

Here is the card I made… It’s a gate fold with a front panel.

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I was really excited to see the diamond design paper in the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer series paper stack – perfect for this colour challenge.

I decorated the front with this paper on the base card panels. I used that gorgeous carousel from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, I just love those cupcake carriages! The Up & Away thinlit dies set has a little cloud like die that fits these cake toppers, making it so easy to stamp and punch colour coordinating carriage tops.

Here is how the fold looks from the top.

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Inside, I wanted to neaten off the join where the front panel overlaps the base card front panel. This is how I achieved that – by sticking a coordinating piece of the diamond patterned DSP over the part sticking out. This made the join much smoother as they now sit at the same level. I added some more of the diamond patterned DSP down the right side of the white panel to match.

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Oh and don’t you love how the sentiment on the front and inside work beautifully together? The styling just works too.

Okay… so now it’s your turn. I can’t wait to see what you create with these awesome colours. You have until Midday on Saturday 11th March (AEDT) to enter. The post will be live here on our Facebook Challenge Group – you just need to post your entry into the comments.

For more inspirations, visit our awesome design team members too. All the details and links are on the Can You Case It? website.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI03

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Here we are into the third Colour INKspiration challenge already – can you believe how quickly we are into the swing of these challenges! If you have joined me from the incredible Nikki, or if you are joining the hop here – welcome to you all.

This fortnight’s colours are just gorgeous…. take a look…

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They are Marina Mist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Suede, Whisper White and Soft Sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really like these colours, I create with them all the time. The Inspiration image is a beach theme and what I like to do at the beach is eat Ice Cream! Well… I like to eat ice cream all the time, but especially when at the beach. In Europe last year, I’m sure I ate Gelati and ice cream daily!

Here is my inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Cool Treats

Using the cool treats bundle I created lots of yummy snacks I wouldn’t mind devouring. Well… maybe not so much the blue ice cream… I tend to leave the Bubble-gum flavour for my 9yo!

What I really like about this set is all the cool pieces you get to create with. You can stamp and punch a range of yummy treats or you can punch them out with dies that create embossed textures too. Here on my card, the ice pole and waffle cone ice cream are stamped and punched. It’s a 2-step stamp set, which means it comes with all these cool pieces you can use to stamp over each other and create all those great little shadow effects effortlessly.

The die set also features dies that emboss at the same time as they cut. So my vanilla ice cream is created punch art style using different shaped ones from the set. But just look at that cone, the texture emboss gives it such an authentic look. I couldn’t forget my all time favourite chocolate sauce on top either!!

Here I have used some cone pieces to create a little bunting for some extra fun!

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I’ll be back with a Sundae soon enough and don’t worry I won’t forget the cherry on top either! In the meantime, hop over to my stamping friend Rebecca for some more incredible inspiration.

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I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Remember to join our Facebook group and load your image/blog link by Monday Feb 20.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Pretty Present – CYCI #146

The challenge colours this week over at Can You Case It? #146 are really cool. I wouldn’t have thought to put these together but don’t they look amazing together – Curry Yellow, Teal, Orange and Burgundy.

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The colours I used for this challenge are Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler.

 

 

 

I kept it pretty simple this week, but the colours just make it pop, so I don’t think it needed over doing.

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I used the gorgeous Stitched Shapes framelit dies for the base of my present. I just love the soft stitching detail these frame create. With a little Designer Series paper at the top and a plain strip of cardstock at the bottom, the present started coming together.

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What is a present without a bow?! Here, I have punched out using the bow die from the Balloon Pop Up thinlit dies, and finished it off with a metal rimmed pearl for a little detail.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. And now it’s even easier for you to join in. Can You Case It? has been in planning mode in between our fortnight challenges. We have been brainstorming ways to make it easier for you to join in on all the fun. Here is what we are trying out…

Get your creative inspiration from the amazing Design team on the Can You Case It? website.

After creating your project – Join the Challenge Group over on Facebook. You can enter the challenge by either uploading a photo of your project directly into the Album for this fortnights challenge. Or you can load a link to your blog or pinterest or Instagram post.

How cool and how easy is that now? So… off you go…. create and load your project by Saturday February 18th, Midday (AEDT).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI02

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So I just discovered I really like this colour combination…. I haven’t used Wisteria Wonder in such a long time, there is no particular reason for this, other than being swept up by others.

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These colours for this fortnights Colour INKspiration challenge are gorgeous together… check them out.

The colours are Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Garden Green.

This time, I have used four of the Colours.

I’ve been playing with the amazing Window Box thinlit dies in recent weeks. There are many pieces that make up this set to adorn the delightful hexagon shaped box. I like the size of it too, it’s big enough to put a substantial gift in too. Complimenting some of the more mini sized gift box dies Stampin’ Up! already has.

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I’ve punched out my pieces to make the box from Wisteria Wonder cardstock. Before assembling it, I punched all my adorning elements. This time I have used the large hexagon piece on the top and the little birthday candles piece for the sides. After assembling my box, I finished it off with a little striped ribbon in Mint Macaron, the leaf is from the Botanical builders dies and the stamps are from the coordinating Window Shopping stamp set.

Simple but nice. Here I’ve popped in a large tea light for effect.

What I really like about this thinlit set is the way it’s been constructed. All the separate pieces work together so you can make a lovely gift box. But all the adorning pieces can be used to create all sorts of decorative elements for any of your projects. I’m sure I’ll be back with loads of projects using these elements. Today, I have made a simple card to match with my gift box.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlit die

I used the birthday candles die and punched them out several times making a banner for the front of my card. With the help of some “strategically placed” gold foil and Whisper White and Garden Green cardstock, we have a lovely line of candles. I finished off the decorative element with some white bakers twine and echoed the lovely little flower from the top of my box. The “Happy Birthday” stamp is also from the Window Shopping stamp set. As it’s quite large, repeating it like this, makes for an interesting background.

The two together make a lovely complete package.

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For more INKspiration, hop over and visit with the amazing
Chloe Evans.

To join in on all the fun at Colour INKspiration over on our Facebook group.

 

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Birthday Blast

We celebrated a big birthday in our extended family this weekend. It’s always great when these events come up as they always call for a custom creation.

This one was also for a guy… just my cup of tea! Love making card for our men folk. Here is what I came up with.

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Of course, with these kinds of birthdays you have to rub it in a little. For the sentiment, instead of a traditional Happy birthday, I opted for this… Big 4 0. The “Big” is from the Birthday Bright stamp set, which is new in the Occasions Catalogue. (The stamp set is also bundled together with this new card and tag kit… but more about that later!)

The Happy Birthday sentiment went on the inside along with another sentiment, which again, had a little dig at getting older! It has to be done sometimes doesn’t it?! Both of these sentiments were from the Birthday Banners stamp set.

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I wanted the 40 to still be visible, so I thought vellum would do the trick. This particular sentiment, being thick lettered, enabled me to adhere using some strategically placed glue dots. I used quite a few, as I rolled them and stretched them to fit into the shapes of the letters. I don’t think it’s going anywhere!

I just love how the Stars Blast thinlits look in Silver foil. I think they add a level of drama and movement in their design, which is great.

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The envelope was decorated with that lovely big stamp from the coordinating Birthday Blast stamp set.

How I made this:

  • Card base is standard portrait base – 148mm x 210mm, scored and folded in half (at 105mm) to form a standard A6 card. The colour is Basic Black
  • Punching two sets of the Star Blast thinlit dies from silver foil, I fixed these to the back of a strip of cardstock sized at 105mm x 40mm. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
    • The trick here was adhering the elements so they fit on the cardfront. To do this I positioned the first star blast (no adhesive on this piece yet) and applied Tombow Multi Purpose Liquid glue to the back of the strip of Bermuda Bay in a thin line and stuck that to the star blast piece. I repeated the process with the second star blast, creating one piece.
  • I applied Tombow adhesive to this back of the intricate pieces and the cardstock strip and fixed it in place on my cardfront.
  • Next I created the top element by first punching a circle from the Layering Circles collection framelits from silver foil.
  • I punched a second circle in the next size down using the same circle die collection. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
  • I adhered this to the silver circle with Tombow.
  • The numbers are punched using the Large Number framelits. The colour is Basic Black. I adhered them with Tombow adhesive.
  • I cut a piece of vellum 90mm x 25 mm and manually cut flag ends.
  • I used Basic Black archival ink to stamp the “Big” sentiment onto vellum.
  • I used glue dots to adhere the vellum flag to the circles.
  • I used Dimensionals to the whole circle element piece to the cardfront.
  • I stamped the envelope with the large stamp from the Birthday Blast stamp set. The colour is Bermuda Bay.
  • Inside I cut a piece of Whisper white cardstock to 100mm x 142mm and adhere this with snail adhesive.
  • I stamped the top sentiment first in Bermuda Bay ink and the Happy Birthday in the Basic Black archival.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – #001

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Welcome to the first Colour INKspiration challenge blog hop. I’m delighted to be part of the Crew bringing you lovely inspiration using these wonderful colour palettes.

If you have hopped over from the lovely Rebecca’s blog… welcome. If you are joining me here… welcome to you also, you are in for a real treat.

So what is Colour INKspiration?

We are a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

And just how does this work exactly?

Colour INKspiration is based around a Facebook group. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

This is where you come into it!

As a member of the group, you can join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of your projects directly into the Facebook group or you can link back to your personal blog if you have one.

Join the Colour INKspiration group here. Be sure to add the group to your favourites and join us each fortnight for the teams hop and challenge. I can’t wait to see what you create!

On to the challenge….

Here is colour palette for #CI01:

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Don’t they look yummy enough to eat!

Here is my INKspiration:

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Of the six colours, I focussed on three – Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride.

This card features those adorable carousel horses. They are from the Carousel Birthday stamp set, new in the Occasions Catalogue. I loved them the minute I saw them. I think they just instantly transport you back your childhood dreams of riding Unicorns and having ponies. There is just something magical about them, don’t you think?

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Also featured is that lovely large stamp the from Birthday Blast stamp set, I’ve used in the background. Those little star accent are punched out using the coordinating Star Blast edgelit. This is the negative space from the edgelit detail.

So now it’s your turn… create a project and upload it to the facebook group using these wonderful colours. Entries close Monday, 23 January (AEDT) at 7pm.

So next in line to share some more INKspiration is the very talented Jackie Noble.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Urban District Sneak Peak – 2017 Ocassions Catalogue

Here I am, back with another Sneak Peak from the upcoming 2017 Ocassions Catalogue. This is another display sample I created using the Urban District stamp set. I just loved this set as soon as I saw it.

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Those huge letters are just amazing. In the set you get a D and an A, as the set it all about Dads. Also new is this awsesome looking Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder. It is seriously stunning. The impressions are really deep and crisp and looks A-Ma-Zing on the Silver Foil sheets.

The stamp set is great for Fathers Day cards, general guy birthday cards and it’s also great for memory keepers – either traditional scrapbook style or Project Lifers – this set has some awesome sayings for both.

This project is topped off with the equally amazing  Urban Underground embellishments. There are three different designs in the set, here I have used the star. They are made of metal and you really feel the weight of them when you unpack them. But they are held fast by super-strong glue dots already attached to the back. Making them super easy to use.

We have so much to look forward to with this upcoming catalogue, I can’t wait to show you some more over the next few weeks.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

(A Full list of supplies will be updated in January 2017).

Sparkly 21st

Oh to be 21 again…. whilst those days may seem like a distant memory for me now, my nephew celebrated his 21st this weekend.

Here is the card I made for him.

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I kept the colour theme to black and silver, they suit him. But they also have a sense of drama and elegance about them too.

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The design was inspired by this weeks sketch at Freshly Made Sketches [#FMS259]. I do like their sketch designs, I always find them fun to play along with.

 

 

 

A little trick I used when I approached the heat embossing was to assemble part of my elements. First I adhered the black circle to the silver one, then the numbers to my circle. Then I trimmed my scribbles down to match the size of the top Black cardstock layer.

This gave me the two elements to use when positioning my stamps for embossing.

The sentiment and swoosh are from the Number of Years Stamp set. Laying out my two elements in place, I positioned my stamps where I wanted their final place to be on the card. With my big E clear block, I hovered it over the top of the stamps to pick them up in one go, but keeping them in their right places. This means I could stamp and emboss in one go.

I removed my elements before embossing, as I like to work quickly when using versamark and embossing powder. Once I completed the silver embossing, I assembled my card, first with the base layers then finishing with my elements over the top. I used Dimensionals to pop up the circle 21 element.

I finished with a coordinating envelope and as this was black cardstock, I created an inner sleeve stamped to match the envelope. The sentiments are also in the Number of Years stamp set.

I think with some reworking, this could make a cool engagement card too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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You are my Sunshine – CYCI#131

My lovely sunshine…. I sing this song to my baby girl every night before bed. So when I saw the sentiment in the Sunshine Wishes die set and coordinating stamp set Sunshine Sayings in June when the Annual Catalogue launched…. I just had to have them!

This bundle made a perfect match this week for the colour challenge at Can You Case It? Here they are.

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Here is my little pop of Sunshine…

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I focussed on using the yellow as a little pop in key areas – the yellow layer I made thin so it only just peaks out, then one of the flowers and the word “sunshine” to finish off. I also stamped Smokey Slate flower behind the Gray and Yellow flowers to create a shadow.

I love this coordinated bundle so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of it popping up in all kinds of projects.

Looking forward to seeing what you create with these colours this week.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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