Blue Birthday – CYCI #127

This week, the challenge over at Can You Case It? is a Colour Challenge.

Can You Case It? CYCI #127

The thing I like about a colour challenge is it makes you use colours you wouldn’t ordinarily opt for. Do you find yourself reaching for your comfortable favourites? I know I do!

It’s all about blues this week and whilst I don’t mind blue, I always tend to keep it in the background not the main feature. So this really took me out of my comfort zone – Yay!

So here is what I came up with. I mixed in some new stamps with older stamps in my collection as well as mixing in a new blue with an older shade of blue. I touched off with the limey-est green I have.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Birthday banners Banners for You Bunch of banners You've Got this

How did I make this?

  • My card base is A6 size (148mm x 210mm – folded in half). The colour is Dapper Denim.
  • Layering panel is 100mm x 142mm in Tempting Turquoise.
  • The white panel is 90mm x 132mm in Whisper White.
  • Inked up the scribbly background stamp from the You’ve Got This stamp set in Temping turquoise and stamped in the centre of the card. Then I adhered these together – White onto the turquoise onto the cardbase.
  • Using Dapper Denim and Pear Pizzazz markers I inked up the flower, stamped it onto some scrap Whisper White cardstock and hand cut the flower. I set this aside while making my sentiment.
  • I created the sentiment using the new Birthday Banners (sentiments in Pear Pizzazz) and Banners for You (banner flag in Dapper Denim) stamp sets and punched it out using the coordinating Bunch of banners framelits.
  • I got my flower and sentiment and worked them together into the positioned I liked first. Then I used snail adhesive on my flower, sticking that flat. I adhered my banner sentiment over the top with some dimensionals.

So let’s see what you create with these colours!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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2016… here we come!

It’s always nice to start off the year with a lovely calendar to dress up your work area. I usually create calendars each year, I think they make lovely gifts.

The inspiration for this years design come from projects saw online. It’s a larger version of a match book style holder. The calendar leaves are individual sheets and are held in place with a clear little box, made from window sheets so that the design is not obscured.


Decoratively stamped using a minimalist artistic flair was the aim, beginning with the cover. A simple 20 16 and simple embossing starts us off. The colour scheme is Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay and Smokey Slate used with Basic Black.


The cover flips over to reveal the individual months leaves and you’ll notice the simple stamping – usually one stamp, one colour and lots of white space. Going for a contemporary arty style.

Here are the some of the following months stamping design. December having a Christmassy feel of course.


Here’s to 2016 being an awesome year!

Until next time…. Stamp Creatively,

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