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Welcome to you all and thanks for visiting and hopping with the Colour INKspiration crew. I can’t believe another fortnight has zipped by. I was all ready for a breather once the kids went back to school – nope hasn’t happened, time is flying by way to quick.

It’s been dreary weather here in Melbourne this week, so our colour palette for this challenge is so well suited at the moment. It’s a largerly neutral palette of Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Tip Top Taupe. Then we have a zing of colour with Delightful Dijon.

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I have to say, I am a late bloomer with Dijon, I just couldn’t get into the swing of it. It’s only been more recently I have played with it and of course we only have one more month before it retires. I haven’t been in the head space of neutrals for a little while, so I was challenged getting back into them. Here is what I came up with.

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I’m still on the “Fond Farewell” bandwagon, so am playing with a number of retiring items. I never did use my host exclusive Time of Year stamp set as much as I would have liked. I love how you have a  tiny decorative graphic stamp to coordinate with the theme of the sentiment you need. Here I have gone with a simple birthday card, with these colours they lend themselves to an Autumn feel – so I coloured the acorn and left stamp with markers and stamped a little accent.

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Here I have teamed it up with some foliage from the Botanical Builders framelit set which is also retiring.

I topped it off with some mini striped ribbon in Delightful Dijon and a Classy Designer button with some Linen thread tied in a bow.

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For more inspiration, head on to Lou Kitzelman. I’m sure you’ll enjoy her creativity with these challenge colours.

 

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Head over to our Facebook challenge group here and load up your creation. Remember entries close Monday, May 8th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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It’s a Sketch challenge – CYCI#132

Is it too early for Christmas? I know some people do a range of events for Christmas in July… but August? Living on the edge for this weeks Sketch Challenge over at Can You Case It? #132, that’s what I did!

Here is the Sketch….

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And here is my card….

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

Okay, I may have taken up a little more real estate for my sentiment, but you can’t help it when you have such gorgeous stamps to play with. This set is a hostess exclusive called Time of Year and it a little gem.

The other gorgeous little accessory I love, is that foil acetate. I love that you get one side printed in gold and one side printed in silver (so clever!).

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

How I made this:

  • Base card is a standard A6 size – here I have used Thick Whisper White
  • Using Real Red ink, I stamped my decorative texture element from the Touches of Texture stamp set
  • Next I cut my flag, slicing my foil acetate to 1 ½” x 3” and punched one end with the Banner punch
  • Using strategically placed glue dots I adhere this on to my card base
  • The glue dots where covered by the Real Red ribbon bow
  • Moving on to the “Thinking of You” stamp, I embossed this in gold. First, prepping my cardstock with my embossing buddy, I then stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink, then sprinkling with the gold powder. After removing the excess, I heat set the image
  • Finishing off with the banner sentiment, I stamped this in Real Red ink and punched is out using the Bunch of Banners framelit. I also stamped one to my envelope to coordinate
  • I tied the two sentiments together with the word “this” stamped in Crumb Cake ink
  • Lucky last is my envelope, using markers to ink up my holly I finished off my envelope.

I love to have a range of cards to create that are nice and quick and easy.

Can’t wait to see what you create with this Sketch – entries close Midday Saturday (Australian EST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose.

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How awesome is that Copper embossing powder? Have you gotten your hands on it yet? OMG… so in love. I haven’t done a lot of heat embossing of late…. I’m not sure why, but since getting my hand on this new colour, it’s reinvigorated my love for it. I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more embossing coming up.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

So the story around this card is a sad one. This is the card I made for my gorgeous sister recently after the passing of my brother-in-law. I kept it simple but added some interest with offsetting the coloured cardstock layers.

I just love that big Thinking of You stamp. It’s from the Time of Year stamp set, which is a host exclusive set. Visit here for more info on how you can earn host exclusive sets.

I topped it off with some floral elements from the Botanical Builder framelit die set.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
Rose

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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,
Rose.