Colour INKspiration

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The Colour INKspiration crew begin moving into Christmas themed images for our last few challenges for the year. However… these are not traditional by any means. I am very much the traditionalist when it comes to Christmas, however, I went way out this time. But first let’s take a look at the colours crew are working with this challenge….

As I said, not traditional by any stretch huh? So here is where I went with this colours…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Snowflake Splendor suite, Snowflake Wishes bundle, So Many Snowflakes dies

Not only are the colour non traditional for me…. but neither are the snowflakes! I do like a snowflake and a snowman and those gorgeous snow covered lamp posts…. I love it all. However, it’s only the odd project I create with these themes. These colours just leant themselves to this theme so I went with it.

I started with a card base in Pretty Peacock. The next layer is one of my all-time favourite colours, Coastal Cabana and here I set about adding texture to my card by simply tearing the edges. I stamped couple of snowflakes before embossing the layer with Subtles embossing folder.

The top layer of Pool Party card stock, I die cut with the window frame from the So Many Snowflakes Die set. It’s just made to create Shaker Cards with, don’t you think? I used a pile of Snowflake Sequins inside my shake component to keep in with the theme.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Snowflake Splendor suite, Snowflake Wishes bundle, So Many Snowflakes dies

Then I set about decorating the top with a few more snowflakes layered to create volume. A sentiment, which came from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, here is where the Petal Pink colour came into play. I added a couple of little baubles in Daffodil Delight to balance in the opposite corner.

To top it off, I added some of the Elegant Faceted Dots, colouring a couple of the clear ones with Daffodil blends to match.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Snowflake Splendor suite, Snowflake Wishes bundle, So Many Snowflakes dies

Even though this is non traditional for me, I think it has a calming appeal to it for a Christmas Card. It was certainly fun to make, that’s for sure!

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until 7pm, Monday December 7. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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1 Sheet Wonder template

Did you stock up on Designer Paper packs during Stampin’ Up!’s sale during October? I know I did, and so did some of my customers. Sooooo… the big question now is… what to do with all that yummy lovely paper!!

Here’s an idea for you… What better way to bulk up on cards and use up Designer Paper, than with a 1 Sheet Wonder?!

This type of project is great for adding many cards to your stash. This will allow you to have cards on hand for any last minute giving. Or, if you are anything like me…. you may need a few more to add to your Christmas Card collection, which I am getting ready to send out.

I have created a cutting guide, complete with all the measurements – I am a metric girl too btw! I have also created a Card Design guide for you too – this will help guide you with positioning the Designer Paper on your cards, just incase you might need some help there. But you can always add your own creativity to your projects.

But first, let’s take a closer look at the cards I have created using this cutting guide. To show some love across many of the Stamp and die bundles I own, I have used several sets here. Doesn’t it make you feel like you get better value from them, when you get a few more cards made with each set? So here, I have four groups of 3 cards to spread the love across my sets…

My sheet of choice is from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper pack, available in the Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue. I have teamed it up with these coordinating colours: 

This first group of cards, features the Peace & Joy bundle.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, 1 Sheet Wonder, Peace & Joy bundle

The next group of cards features the Cherish the Seasons bundle.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, 1 Sheet Wonder, Cherish the Season bundle

The third group of cards features the Ornamental Envelope bundle.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, 1 Sheet Wonder, Ornamental Envelope bundle

Last but no means least, the Sweetest Time bundle.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, 1 Sheet Wonder, Sweetest Time bundle

Here is the cutting guide.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, 1 Sheet Wonder, Measurement guide

And here is the layout guide to help you along.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, 1 Sheet Wonder, Cutting guide

And just incase you haven’t had enough yet – watch it all here in this YouTube video:

Another idea I had with using this 1 sheet wonder to create all these cards – card packs make great gifts. You could quite easily package some up into our amazing Acetate Boxes and gift them away. My Mum’s birthday is next week, and I will be doing just that. Packaging up a supply of cards for her to give, complete with postage stamps too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – CI89

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Today, is the perfect day for this colour combination from the Colour INKspiration crew. Whilst we normally associate white and red and greens with Christmas, today is different. Today is Remembrance Day, so I thought it perfect to create a card using our wonderful Peaceful Poppies dies.

Poppies are a significant symbol of this event because during the First World War, red poppies were among the first plants to spring up in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium.

Before we get to the card design, let’s take a look at the colours – Shaded Spruce, Just Jade, Poppy Parade and Gray Granite….

Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Peaceful Poppies dies, Peaceful Moments stamp set

I kept it simple on Whisper White thick card base and topped it with two of the larger and one small one in the Poppy Parade cardstock. I created some green foliage using some Shaded Spruce and Just Jade cardstocks to go with them.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Peaceful Poppies dies, Peaceful Moments stamp set

I added some simple hand drawn line work to frame them that included a sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. All in Gray Granite ink.

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday November 23. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Detailed Dove dies = Angel

Today, I’m sharing a little versatility in project inspiration. I love when you are able to create different things with your products. The versatility makes your investment in certain tools and items much more valuable.

Let me share with you an alternate idea I had using the Detailed Dove dies. Here are the amazing dies used for their intended purpose – they create this amazing looking dove.

The dove itself, can be used for many occasions as is – Christmas, Weddings, Sympathy, and Confirmation cards even… the list goes on.

Here, using these same dies that created the wings for the dove, I have flipped them around a little to create a punch-art angel.

I used several circle dies and a little heart punch to help create the remaining pieces for the angel, but the wings are what really stand out and make the angel.

I used several blue inks – Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy and roller sponged an ombre background on some Whisper White. Then I embossed some little snowflakes around the top using white embossing powder. I tied a little of the thin Midnight ribbon around the bottom the angels gown and adhered it to a cardbase in Misty Moonlight cardstock.

I finished off the card with a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas, again, white embossed on some Misty Moonlight cardstock.

I hope you enjoyed this little bit of inspo, using a die differently.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Are you a curvy kind of creator?

Do you like lovely curves on your projects, but struggle to get them nice and smooth? Yes? Enter Quite Curvy variety bundle.

These creatively clever products allow you to create smooth curves with ease and perfection. Featuring stamps that are moulded to suit the curvy dies means perfect coordination is well thought out here too.

So what products are included in the promotion?

  • There is the Quite Curvy bundle – featuring the Quite Curvy stamp set and Curvy dies. (NOTE: These products are only available in the Quite Curvy bundle and not separately.);
  • Curvy Christmas stamp set;
  • Classic Christmas 6″x6″ Designer Series paper; and
  • Get it all in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle.

Special offer – Free Tutorial Pack

When you purchase the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle – to help you get started with using your new toys, I will email you a Tutorial pack, full of project ideas and tips, using the different products featured in this bundle.


See the collection up close, here online.

Things to remember:

  • These product are available to purchasing only between November 3 ends January 4th, 2021;
  • Shop online or contact me to order, I’m happy to help; and
  • When shopping online, don’t forget to use this month’s host code* for your chance to win some free products.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

*By shopping online with me (when your order is less than $250) and entering this months code, you go into the running to win FREE Products*. These start from $25 of free products. The winner will be drawn randomly.

For orders $250 or more – Congrats!! Please don’t use this code – you are eligible to receive the rewards in your own order.

Joy to the World : Paper Pumpkin

This month we are lucky enough to have a new Paper Pumpkin kit release.

This all-inclusive kit, features an exclusive stamp set, ink spot and supplies to make 8 cards – 2 designs, 4 of each, including adhesives.

All you need is Clear block D to mount your stamps onto and you’re all set to go.

The kit also feature die cut sentiments in French and German as well as English – making this a great set to have if you have family overseas you connect with in these languages.

These kits are available now and only while supplies last.


This is the second one this half year, with the Box of Sunshine still available too! Inventory supplies for the Box of Sunshine kit is low so be sure to grab one of these too, at the same time.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

CTC292 – Sketch Case

I love a sketch challenge, I hope you are up to playing along with us for this one. Welcome to another hop with the Caseing the Catty crew. Thanks if you have hopped over from Shannon or welcome if you are joining me here.

This week, we are Caseing the card sketch on Page 159 of the Annual Catalogue… It’s this one and here is the sketch too.

Here is the card I created using this layout.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Ornate Garden suite, Ornate Garden, Ornate Layers dies

I went with a few of the products from the Ornate Garden suite. Starting with a Whisper White thick cardstock base, I layered this with some of the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer paper, but first adding a touch of the gorgeous Snowflake Splendor ribbon. I chose one of the gold foil designs to bling it up and love how the glittery ribbon is just as blingy!

The idea for the main feature of the card came from a swap I received from one of my team members. Here I used White embossing powder and heat embossed the large flower arrangement from the Ornate Garden stamp set onto some Vellum cardstock.

I die cut a frame from Gold foil sheet, using one of the frames from the Ornate Layers die set and a Stitched Rectangle die. I knew these two die sets were going to be best friends the minute I saw the Ornate Layers one. I adhere the Gold frame over embossed vellum, using a very thin stripe of liquid glue.

I added some Just Jade cardstock to the back of the vellum so that it gave a hint of colour but not overpower the Gold bling. Heat embossed a sentiment from the Love You stamp set – again White embossing powder onto some Just Jade cardstock, again to echo the elements used for the main image.

I chose this sentiment as this card is going to my Mum. With us living in Melbourne and my Mum living down along the Coast about an hour and half drive away, we haven’t been able to see her. With Melbourne being under Stage 4 lockdown and having a 5km travel limit, it feels like an eternity since we have visited her.

I finished off the card with a simple bow tied with some gold thread from the Forever Green ribbon combo pack.

Next up in the hop is Judy May.

After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 7pm next Sunday night, November 8th.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – #CI88

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This next colour challenge over at Colour INKspiration is just amazing. The colours are dramatic which is just my cup of coffee (I don’t really drink tea!). They are Pretty Peacock, Just Jade, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake.

Photo credit: https://www.muralswallpaper.com/shop-murals/almond-branches-van-gogh-wallpaper/

The image itself is an inspiration, I just love the splashes of Crushed Curry in amongst the dark shades of Green. I tried to capture that here on my card…

I used the Forever Flourishing die set – How yummy are those dies?! On this card, I created the dark dramatic background with a Pretty Peacock card base and an embossed layer of Just Jade cardstock. Then added my splashes of Crushed Curry. 

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Forever Flourishing dies, Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set, Ornate Frames

I wanted to create a two tone die cut, from one of the leaves dies, to make it look like it had flowers. I set my thoughts around how to achieve this in the least fiddly way! My first thought was to cut and stick the individual flower heads. Waaaay to fiddly! So here is how I created the element….

  • First, I die cut two of the same elements out, one from Crumb Cake to use for the stems and one from Crushed Curry to use as the flowers.
  • I applied liquid glue to only the flower head parts of the leaves die cut and adhere them directly on top of each other.
  • Once dry, I used my super sharp and point Paper Snips to carefully trim off all the Curry stems, leaving behind the Curry flower heads and exposing the Crumb Cake stems beneath.
Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Forever Flourishing dies, Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set, Ornate Frames

I finished off the card with some Gold Metallic thread and some of those yummy Gold Glitter enamel dots. The sentiment came from the Itty Bitty Birthday stamp set and I used two of the coordinating dies from the Ornate Frames die set to layer with.

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday, November 9th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

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CTC291 – Case a project from pages 71-75

Welcome to another hop with the Caseing the Catty crew. This week we are casing inspiration drawn from pages 71- 75 of the Mini Catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Rachel.

These pages of the Mini catalogue are in fact the bundle index section and contain another 30 idea for project inspiration. I was drawn to this project which showcases the Snowflake Wishes bundle.

I think it is the sketch and the simplicity inspired me here. Upon closer look, there is actually quite a bit happening on this card, however it gives a lovely clean simplistic appearance.

I tried to capture that in my cards. Yes, I created two this week…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Plush Poinsettia specialty paper, Cherish the Season stamp set

My cards showcase the amazing Plush Poinsettia. This first card features Designer paper at the top and some of the soft and felty feeling Plush Poinsettia paper, all settled on a Sahara Sand cardbase.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Plush Poinsettia specialty paper, Cherish the Season stamp set

I added some of the white trim from the Flowers for Every Season combo pack to cover the join and topped it simply with some elements die cut from foil sheets – the leaf image is from the Forever Flourishing die set and the cherries from Sweetest border. The sentiment is from the Cherish the Season stamp set.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Plush Poinsettia specialty paper, Cherish the Season stamp set

The second card just features the Plush Poinsettia paper. Here I have used my Stampin’ Blends to colour the lush white felt pattern. Tying a simple bow with the same trim and I stamped the same sentiment.

Same sketch for both cards but two completely different looks.

Next up in the hop is amazing Monique Fielder.

After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 7pm next Sunday night, November 1st.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – #CI87

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What I like most about this colour challenge for Colour INKspiration is just how calming I have found working with this colour palette. It was quite the pleasant surprise.

Welcome to the next colour challenge for Colour INKspiration #CI87. The colours we are working with are: Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz and Mango Melody.

The card I made using these colours also features a sneak peak new product…. I know, we all love those don’t we?!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Quite Curvy, Curvy dies

Here I have featured a number of new products which will be available November 3. There are four products in this mini suite and here I have used three – Quite Curvy Stamp set & Curvy Dies set (which make a bundle) and the Classic Christmas Designer Paper. Leaving the Curvy Christmas stamp set to another time!

Here I have stamped the lovely leaf garland twice on some very vanilla cardstock using Sahara Sand ink. Using a Blender Pen I have carefully and slowly coloured the leaves using Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody ink.

Layering these over some of the lovely Classic Christmas Designer paper, I created a border at the top and bottom using one of the curvy dies and have adhered them using dimensionals. I love the smooth rolling curves these create…. Reminds me of a rollercoaster! Weeee….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Quite Curvy, Curvy dies

Anyway, to finish off, I heat embossed a sentiment onto some Sahara Sand cardstock and fussy cut around the words tightly. On the back I applied a little tape adhesive so that I could adhere some delicate gold threads. I unravelled some of the fine gold thread from the Forever Greenery Ribbon combo pack into loose threads. This way, it creates a fine subtle texture. I used some dimensionals to secure them onto my card. Then finished off with some Pearls in opposite corners.

I can’t wait to bring you more ideas and tips using these new products. I have a couple of projects lined up already as these toys have quickly become an essential addition to my crafting collection. Mark your calendar for November 3 as I know you’ll want to add these to your stash too!

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More INKspiration is loaded up over in our Facebook Challenge group. Head over and enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the Crew. We will be excited to have you play along with us. This challenge is open until Monday, October 26th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group..

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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