Zoo cuties

Another favourite stamp set on the retirement list is Zoo Babies. I just love all the cute little animals and they are just so perfect for baby and toddler birthday cards.

CYCI120

 

Using the sketch over at Can You Case it? [CYCI#120] this week, one of my favourite paper craft challenge sites, I made this cute little card for a friend of mine who recently had a little boy.

 

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Zoo Babies Stampin' Up!

The sketch inspired me to use the stamps to create a background pattern. It’s a great alternative when you don’t want to use patterned paper or a big background stamp. You can always create your own to customise or coordinate your project.

The sentiment stamp set is from another favourite, And Many More, also on the retirement list. Check out what else is on the retiring list here.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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Bye bye hexagons – part II

When I finished my early posted project, using the Six-sided sampler stamp set and coordinating Hexagon punch, I wasn’t ready to put them away straight away. So I thought I would make a “Hers” card with my hexagons. So here is one for the ladies.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Z-fold Six-sided sampler

This project also features the coordinating Honeycomb embossing folder and Tea lace doilies, which are also retiring. Here I lightly applied some ink to the raised side of the embossing folder before inserting my cardstock and running it through my big shot.

The base card features a Z-fold. These are easily created by making a card base as you usually would – cut your A4 piece of cardstock in half and score and fold in half. This method works for either portrait or landscape cards.

For this project, I cut my cardstock at 105mm and scored it at 148mm to create a landscape base card. Next, on the front face, I scored that (at 74mm) in half and folded it back on top of the card. The metric scoring plate comes in really handy for this fold, as it has the 74mm marked out for you!!

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Z-fold Six-sided sampler

To decorate, another favourite was used, the Deco Labels framelits and I positioned the punched element so that half was attached to my folded side only. Leaving the remaining half to cover the exposed base, giving me more room to write my message as it will be covered!

More Tea Lace Doilies adorn the front along with the lovely Hexagons (*sigh).

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Until next time… Stamp creatively,
Rose.
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Bye bye hexagons

It’s time to start saying goodbye to some old faithful favourites. This year the Six-sided Sampler stamp set and coordinating Hexagon punch made the retirement list. Meaning they will only be available to purchase until May 31st.

When they exploded on to the scene three years ago, I fell in love them straight away!

I just knew these products were going to be great for making male themed projects. I’ve used them plenty over the years and they will remain in my collection for my own projects down the track – I know when I’m onto a good thing!

Last week, I was asked to make a 40th birthday card for a guy. So I pulled out my hexagons and had a play. Here is what I come up with.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Six-sided Sampler Hexagon punch

Here I also featured a number of retiring items, like Tangelo Twist, one of the retiring In Colours, the Word window and Washi tape punches and the sentiment is from And Many More stamp set.I love how the orange pops off the page when teamed next to the Basic Black and Mint Macaron.

Thankfully the Large Numbers framelits are staying, I’m not quite finished with those babies yet! LOL!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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