Colour INKspiration – CI34


Welcome to another awesome blog hop with the Colour INKspiration crew – whether you’re starting here or hopped over from Julia, you’re in for a treat.

So the colour we are playing with for the next three weeks are:


Pool Party, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.

As I was playing around with my supplies, I realised we had those colours in our Stampin’ Blends range, so the choice to play with some new products became an easy one.

This is my first play with some of the Graceful Glace suite coming in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue on June 1st.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Graceful Glass, Painted Glass, Stained Glass thinlits

Here I have used Stampin’ Blends (Stampin’ Up!’s alcohol marker collection) in Pool Party, Daffodil and Calypso to colour some printed vellum. This pack comes in 6×6” size and has a huge 12 different designs to choose from.

Using a 3×3” square from one design and then colouring it, not only creates stunning effects, it’s quite therapeutic! I like this design as it reminds me of some of the stained glass windows you would see in architecture scattered all over Europe, just like those building in the inspiration image.

What I really like about alcohol markers is that if you happen to “accidently” colour outside the lines, it’s easy to fix. Just use the colour that is meant to be in that space and colour over it. If it’s a darker colour than the marker you are using, you can easily clean off the transfer of colour by scribbling on some scrap paper.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Graceful Glass, Painted Glass, Stained Glass thinlits

I layered my card with some Whisper White and Basic Gray cardstock then created a frame in Gray to hold the coloured vellum. I finished the card with a simple sentiment in the coordinating Painted Glass stamp set and a butterfly stamped in Calypso Coral and punched with the coordinating framelit.

Simple but stylish, which these designs need given they can be quite busy.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Jackie Aitken.


Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. This challenge is open for three weeks and closes June 11th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Big Shot

Glue Dots


Share What You Love – Sneak Peak

I am loving this new early product suite release from the upcoming 2018-19 Annual Catalogue. There are three amazing bundles of products available this month with free products included too. See this post here for all the details on this promotion.

Today, I’m focussing on the “A Little More, Please” bundle and sharing a card design idea of what you could make using products in this suite. But first let’s take a look at the bundle…


Here is the card I made using these these products…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Share What You Love Suite, Love What You Do

I’m so loving the return of Mint Macaron to the collection. I love how it has a new lease on life now it’s teams up beautifully with the new Grapefruit Grove and Rich Razzleberry. The cardbase is Mint Macaron cardstock, which comes in the cardstock pack. I re-inked my ol’ ink pad and stamped some flowers down one side.

I stamped the trio of flowers in Grapefruit Grove on Whisper White cardstock. Then, using the fill stamp, I stamped off the Grapefruit ink before stamping inside my flowers to create a lighter shade of colour. I fussy cut these with my paper snips.

I stamped the Thank You sentiment to the right side, in Rich Razzleberry ink, on to one of the lazer cut labels that comes in the Embellishment kit (one of the free items in this bundle!).

I then used the flowers to help me position the leaf stamps that appear around it on the label. The I applied some snail adhesive to the back of the label and adhered the pearlized doily. Apply a little more snail, I then adhered these in place on the cardbase.

I cut a length of the Velvet ribbon to stretch across the width of the card, and used glue dots to adhere them in place. I used some dimensionals to adhere the flowers in place.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Share What You Love Suite, Love What You Do

I finished off this card with some embellishments – the gorgeous metal rose is just stunning. These come in the Embellishment kit too and the best bit… they are self adhesive! The last item on the card are those gorgeous coloured pearls – I used Rich Razzleberry pearls on each of the flowers and dotted a few more colours on the mint flowers to coordinate.

I’m just loving these new products available in these bundles this month. There is something for every level crafter and budget. I’m sure I’ll be back with some more ideas using these great items.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Glue Dots


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,

What I used to make these:

Wood Textures thank you

This week, I needed to make a Thank You card and to make things extra challenging, this was to go to a guy. Birthday cards for guys are challenging enough, but a thank you card….

Drawing inspiration from page 94 of the Annual Catalogue. It’s the Fresh Florals Suites. Now I know what you’re thinking… Florals for a guy?!


It’s from the Love and Sympathy section of the catalogue, which is showbased by the CASE-ing The Catty team this week.


I used the design from the Berry Burst card in the top right as a basic sketch. What first caught my eye on this card was the sentiment, it was just right for the purpose of this card. I then set about adapting this design to fit my guy theme.

Here is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Wood Textures, Floral Phrases, Birthday Blossom

My card base is Early Espresso cardstock and I used one of the Wood Textures paper stack designs as my layering piece. The punched elements use the Lots of Label framelits. Here, I have punched the background layer from Old Olive cardstock in a smaller frame, and a larger one in Whisper White.

I punched these first, then set about finding a replacement for the floral image. I decided on the leaves from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. They have that lovely artistic brushstroke look. I stamped two on the base in Old Olive ink and another one on some scrap. I also stamped two more on scrap in Garden Green ink. I fussy cut the stamped images from the scrap cardstock and arranged them over the images stamped directly onto the Label shape.

I cut the Olive label in half and cut the stamped White label down to the size that worked. Adhered the Olive half behind the white and adhered both to the cardbase.

I created the sentiment by stamping it in Old Olive ink to match and trimming down the Whisper White cardstock to a line strip and added in flags to both ends. I layered this onto a shorter flag strip from Early Espresso cardstock.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Wood Textures, Floral Phrases, Birthday Blossom

At this point, I decided to vary from the design, leaving off the additional ribbon layered beneath the sentiment and the white layer of the label. Just opting to include the bottom half of the Olive label and then popped the sentiment over the top.

I finished off the card with some copper trim – okay, I know it’s a bow, but I think it still works. I just love how the shape of the trim works to make the bow sit flat. It’s looks really nice and still manly!

I stamped a coordinating envelope to match to finish it off.

I hope this project inspires you for your next manly project!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

Beautiful Banners – CYCI#140

We’re back – the team at Can You Case It? #140 return to our regular Sunday time slots giving you loads of inspiration and challenging you to create.

Can You Case It? #140

This week, it’s a colour challenge – Yellow, Orange and Craft, which have a very Autumn feel to them.

It suits our Northern hemisphere right now, but one can be forgiven for thinking that it suits us here in Melbourne at the moment too.

Whilst we should be enjoying warmer sunnier days, after all we are in Spring with Summer fast approaching, but our Melbourne weather has been just as cold and wet as it was in the middle of winter 😦

Here is my card for this week.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Beautiful Banners

Whilst my mind has been focused on Christmas mostly, I needed a few Thank You cards too. So I pulled out my trusty scribbles and I have been dying to use my Beautiful Banners stamp set too.

You know I love my swooshy scribble thinlit die set – but I wanted to try something different by using the negative space. I have seen this done before so couldn’t wait to try it out myself. Here is how I did it:

First, I cut two different coloured pieces of cardstock to the same size. I used the coloured piece in the background and the Craft colour in the foreground.

Next, I punched out the scribbles in the usual way; line up where I wanted them, punch out with my Big Shot. But then, when I went to lift the cardstock from the die, I wanted to do this and keep them in one piece. So I gently bent my die back, exposing the edges of my cardstock, I used scissors and my thumb to help keep them altogether when pealing them out of the die.

I applied glue to the negative pieces of the pattern, gently turned over my piece and fitted it back into place and pressed to stick them down. Again with my trusty scissors, I lifted out the scribbly piece to use later on.

I made one in Yellow (Crushed Curry) and one in Orange (Pumpkin Pie).

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Beautiful Banners

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration around these colours. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the design teams inspiration from the Can You Case It? website and can’t wait to see what you create.

Until next… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

Detailed floral thank you – CYCI #129

It’s a colour challenge this week over at Can You Case It? We have Dark Blue and Pink along with Neutrals to play with.

Can You Case it? #129

Here is my card for this week. How beautiful is that die set. It’s the Detailed Floral thinlits.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlits Floral Phrases

This particular set comes as a three piece set. There is a large and small decorative flower die and an edgelit die that trims the top down to match the flowers edge.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlits Floral Phrases

It also has a coordinating stamp set, Floral Phrases. That watercolour flower is just beautiful.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlits Floral Phrases

How did I make this?

  • I cut my A4 cardstock in half on the short edge so that I have a long base. (105mm x 297mm) The colour is Dapper Denim
  • I scored the base at 60mm and 210mm and folded them in with a bone folder to crisp them up to fold well.
  • Matching and centering the large and small dies with the large and small panels of the base cardstock, I punched out my front pieces. Using my die brush, I cleaned up my punched pieces to reveal the lovely design
  • I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to fit the back panel.
  • Using the Floral Phrases stamp set, I stamped my base, first the border at bottom in Flirty Flamingo, the “thanks” sentiment in Dapper denim and on top I stamped that lovely flower, which has a watercolour feel too it, in Flirty Flamingo. I stamped it off so that it was faint.
  • I finished it off with a little bit of coordinating ruched ribbon in Flirty Flamingo.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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