Colour INKspiration CI10


I’m so excited to be the first cab off the rank for this fortnights bloghop with the very talented Colour INKspiraction crew. Welcome to you all.

We have another fun colour combination for you to sink your stamps into. On the menu this time we have Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Smokey Slate and Delightful Dijon.


For this project, I have created a tag.

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I just love dressing up gifts just as much as creating a card for occasions we celebrate. So today is all about the package. I’ve kept it simple, dressing up a simple brown paper bag – but I find these the most practical. Plus they get recycled for more presents later and that’s a good thing.

I think, there is just as much work in creating a beautiful tag as there is in a card. Here I have started with Island Indigo as my tag base. Punching it at the top with Scallop tag topper and the bottom with the Triple Banner punch.

I cut a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and embossed one edge with the border pattern from the Floral Affection Embossing folders. I painted the raised impression with Clear Wink of Stella to add some additional sparkle.


Underneath my flower is a stamped image from the upcoming Label Me Pretty stamp set which was punched with the coordinating Pretty Label punch.

On top is another newbie, it’s the daisy from Daisy Delight stamp set, here I have stamped two flowers in Delightful Dijon ink – one on Very Vanilla cardstock, the other is Delightful Dijon. Both flowers are punched out using the new Daisy punch. Adhering the two petals together in an offset manner gives them a full flower look. The stamen was stamped in Cajun Craze ink and punched using the ½” circle punch. Grabbing my bone folder I conditioned my petals to give them a little curl. I added some Gold Wink of Stella to the tips of the petals on the Delightful Dijon flower and Clear on the Vanilla one for additional sparkle. So hard to capture that beautiful shimmer in a photo but trust me the shimmer really adds something special to your projects.

Also in that Daisy Stamp set, is the cutest little daisy stamp – it’s a set of three daisies and here I have used them as a border along the base of my Cajun Craze layer, stamping them in Island Indigo and finished with those tiny little pearls. They are just so damn cute and will come in very handy for all kinds of different projects. Another handy little stamp is going to be that tiny “For You” from the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp set. Here I stamped it in Cajun Crazy in the bottom corner.

I topped off my tag with some Delightful Dijon mini striped ribbon, Smokey Slate stitched ribbon and some Gold metallic thread.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy

After attaching the tag, I decided some custom coloured tissue paper would top it off nicely. I coloured half a sheet in Cajun Craze and the other half in Island Indigo. I think it looks pretty great poking out the top of bag. A couple of gold sequins finished it off. Now I have a complete package.

colourinkspiration-nextNext up in the hop, is the talented Nikki Spencer. Hop over to see her amazing INKspiration using these colours.

Then hop over to our Facebook challenge group where you can upload your entry and play along with this weeks colours. This challenge is open until 7pm, Monday June 5th (AEST). Looking foward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,
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It’s been a blast…

A Birthday Blast that is… which is another one of my favourite bundles retiring at this end of this month. It really does feel like we just got this set but then… it also feel like we celebrated New Years last week too.

I have used this bundle quite a few times, it’s a really great set to make awesome cards for men folk. Even using part of the Star Blast edgelit as an element is great. The options are endless.

So this is my latest creation with this awesome set.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Birthday Blast, Star Blast thinlit

This was one of my class projects recently, where we celebrated the retiring list and this card features a number of those products.

I love the colour combination in the Sweet Treats suite – Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder (retiring), Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White. I had the Tasty Treats Specialty DSP and also some packs of those cute little Sprinkles Embellishments… and this is where I started.

The embellishments just screamed shaker card to me, so I played with a few shapes but settled on the star to reflect the stars in the burst edgelit dies. Plus those amazing Star Framelits are retiring too. With overlaying the Start Burst edgelit I worked out what size my sharker star needed to be so the space balanced nicely. I decided some silver foil for the burst would set it off.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Birthday Blast, Star Blast thinlit

The sentiment came from Balloon Adventures set, another retiring favourite. I stamped the banner and the sentiment in Watermelon Wonder ink then fussy cut the banner to adhere over the top of a punched star, also in Watermelon Wonder cardstock. These sat over the top of the silver foil star blast over the shaker.

I hope this project has inspired your next project.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration CI09


It’s Colour INKspiration blog hop time again. Welcome to you if you are hoping around or about to start. We have another great set of colours this fortnight and I’m sure you will enjoy our design teams inspiration using them.


On the menu this week is:
– Cherry Cobbler,
– Dapper Denim and
– Pool Party.

Here is my inspiration. It’s a sneak peak too!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Sunshine bundle

What better colours could be used to launch this great new bundle coming in the next annual catalogue than these? It’s the Pocketful of Sunshine bundle – featuring the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp set and coordinating Pocket Framelit dies.

Now tell me doesn’t the back pocket of your jeans often look like this? Mine does all the time. The idea for this card popped straight into my head the minute I saw this colour combination. I know this theme for cards are going to be great for the teenages I have around me.

Dapper Denim is perfect for denim jeans. The stamp set comes with decorative stitching pieces to create the jean look. Here I’ve stamped the curves towards the bottom of the pocket, similar to Levi jeans. It has a coordinating framelit, which has tabs that you can fold behind the pocket making work just like a true little pocket.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Sunshine bundle

I used the straight stitched stamp to create the seam that appears across the hips. Of course I couldn’t forget the red tab – made famous by Levi!

My back pocket always has my phone in it and, during the warmer months, my sunnies are hanging out there too. Here I created an iPhone using punch art and a printable of the screen found online. The sunglasses is a stamp in the set and has a coordinating framelit too.

There are a few other images in this set and coordinating sentiments too which I’m sure I’ll be creating with soon.

Until then, I can’t wait to see what you create with these awesome colours.


Keep hoping through the design teams inspiration – next up we have Rachel Palmieri.

Then jump across to our Facebook Challenge Group and load up your entry. This challenge will be open until Monday, May 22.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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    • Coming in the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue: Pocketful of Sunshine bundle

Ombre Challenge – CYCI#156

This is an exciting challenge we have at Can You Case It? CYCI#156 this week. It’s all about ombre. There are a couple of ways you can participate in this challenge – you choose four different colours and create them in ombre style. Or you can do what I did choose one colour and step it out into shades to create the ombre style.


Here is my card. It’s a sneak peak too.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Color Theory Suite, Colorful Seasons, Seasonal Layers thinlit dies

When I saw this challenge come up, this new suite of products coming in the Annual Catalogue starting June, was THE perfect intro to it.

Welcome to Colour Theory suite. There are stamps, dies and embellishments that make up this collection of products but the yummiest part is the Ombre paper. There are three designs and comes in four different colours. One of those colours is a new In Colour – Berry Burst.

There is the blended gradient – where all the colours blend seamlessly, the blocked gradient – where there is a distinct block of colour and the paint swatch – where the blocks of colours are separated by white space. Love, Love, Love them!

Here I have used the paper that looks like a paint swatch. It’s so cool don’t you think? I have used the Colourful Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Layers thinlit dies. I have used the generational stamping technique, when stamping some of the blossoms, to help create more of the ombre effect.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Color Theory Suite, Colorful Seasons, Seasonal Layers thinlit dies

This is going to be one cool set and I’ll bring you more of that soon, I’m sure.

Until then, I can’t wait to see what you create with this Ombre challenge. Head over to our Facebook Challenge group and draw inspiration from our talented Design Team members. Then add your entry to the comments of the Ombre challenge post. This challenge ends midday, Saturday, 13th (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

New product suite sneak peak

We all love a sneak peak at new products don’t we? With the new Annual Catalogue on the horizon, we can enjoy the early release of Eastern Palace suite during the month of May.


This month Stampin’ Up! have put together two special purchase bundles of new products from the Eastern Palace suite. When you purchase one of these bundles you also get a free gift – which is more new product too!

First up is the:

EasternPalace_Bundle1EASTERN PALACE STARTER BUNDLE • 147196   $104.75

Which includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad

RECEIVE YOUR FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes


For the avid crafter there is:

EasternPalace_Bundle2EASTERN PALACE PREMIER BUNDLE • 147209    $178.25

Which includes:

  • Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
  • Mini Tassels Assortment
  • Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
  • Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Eastern Medallion Thinlit

RECEIVE YOUR FREE GIFT: Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes AND Very Vanilla Thick A4 Cardstock

Take a closer look here at my online store.

To help get your craft on with these new and exciting products, I have been working with a demonstrator friend to bring you some project inspiration in the form of project mini tutorials. All you you need to do is order one of these bundles through me and they will arrive in your inbox. I know you these will help get your craft on using these incredible new products.


I will be bringing you more inspiration using this set, real soon, right here on the blog.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Retirement Day

Well not for me personally… just for some of our much loved stamps and accessories that have graced our amazing projects for the past year or so.

Yes, that’s right… the Retiring List for Stampin’ Up!’s current catalogues is out.


Download your copies here:

PDF to view

or if you’re OCD like me, here is an Excel version to adjust.

Better still view them online here, with all the images too.


It’s always a mixed emotions kind of day… sad when you see what is leaving us. Like Gorgeous Grunge… it’s been a favourite since the day I saw it at Convention in Brisbane four years ago! I know… that long. And the banner framelits… Remember this beauty from 2015?

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge, Banner Framelits

And other products like the 2015-17 In Colour collection. You know they are going to retire eventually… but you just wonder how you’re going to go without tops up for colours like Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder. They have both been such staples in my stamping diet for all that time. Now is the time to pick up your ink refills and extra cardstock.


Then of course little gems like – the adhesive remover, the owl punch and the Crumb Cake Note cards and envelope packs.

But today brings opportunity too… a chance to pick up some last minute wishlist items – and some of those are on sale at up to 60% off.

Don’t forget the bundles… bundles change over with each catalogue. Whilst some stamps and framelit/punches are not retiring, being able to buy them in a bundle now saves you 10% on the combined individual prices. Check the bundles here.

Remember, whilst the retirement list is around until May 31st, items are only available while stocks last. Once they are gone, they are really gone.

So be sure to shop or contact me with your order soon.

I’ll be back with inspiration from our retiring list over the coming weeks…. plus, I’ll have sneak peaks leading up to the launch of the next annual catalogue, using some exciting new stamps and products to coordinate. The future is bright…

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Sale-a-bration Update

Three more gorgeous Sale-a-bration goodies are available from today.  We have two new stamps sets and THE most yummiest glimmer paper pack ever. Just take a look.

Sale-a-bration – 2nd release

So these new items are available the same way all other Sale-a-bration items are – for every $90 (AUD) on any current product purchase you can choose one SAB item for free. These additional items are only while stocks last.

This is the time I stock up on my crafting necessities I know I’ll use throughout the year – things like all the different types of adhesives I like to use, Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp on, envelopes to go with my cards and of course blingy bits!! You can earn a SAB item or two and you’ve stocked up on your basics.

Here is a little card I made with my class students this month where we used two of the new items.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up!, Detailed Dragonflies thinlits

Using the gorgeous little group of dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit dies set we punched out a set from the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper. They dressed up this card beautifully and we finished them off with a little bit more bling – a little rhinestone in the centre of each one.

The sentiment is from the Reverse Words stamp set. Here we inked up the Cheers stamp in Soft sky ink then using a sponge dauber we added some Bermuda Bay ink to the edges to create a circular ombre look. It’s a bit like the rock and roll technique. However with these stamps being an odd shape, applying the darker ink with a dauber allows you to apply it evenly around all the edges.

Want a close look at the new items? Download the flyer here.

Australian residents – Shop online here at my store and select your free item when you spend $90. Or you can contact me with your order and I’ll help you with it. As mentioned earlier these additional items are available while stocks last or until the end of Sale-a-bration, which is March 31st.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour Challenge – CYCI#147

So how did you like the Facebook entries for the Can You Case It? challenge last fortnight – so much easier to enter now isn’t it? We had a great response and hope this week will be even better with this next lot of amazing colours.

Here they are, a lovely selection from Kim of Red, Pink, Black and Silver.


I kind of feel, these colours are very Valentinesy. Given that we just celebrated the day last week. Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! So Detailed thinlits

I used the ever amazing So Detailed thinlit dies. I just love these intricate dies and the little tabs they have. It makes it so easy to wrap around cardstock, making it just that bit easier to fix them on securely to your project. But they are designed that way to make it super easy creating belly bands.

Here I have used the largest of the dies in that set on real red cardstock. I wrapped it around some Pink Pirouette and stuck them both to a Basic Black card base.

I created a little medallion using silver, red and black cardstock and those gorgeous Stitched Shapes Framelit dies. The sentiment “love” is from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set. I finished off with a couple of those gorgeous little Metallic Enamel shapes – I used two of the hearts in the centre of the flowers.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! So Detailed thinlits

Visit the Can You Case I? Website for some creative inspiration from the amazing Design team. Then head over to the Facebook Challenge Group (Click “join group” if you haven’t already) and upload a photo of your project directly into the Album for this fortnights challenge. Or you can load a link to your blog or pinterest board or Instagram post.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Happy belated Valentine’s Day

So I have a quick little share today. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day here in the land down under, but I couldn’t post this until today as I didn’t want to spoil the surprises. Yes – surprises – plural.

I organised a stamp session with my hubby and his mates, so that they could all make a card for their lovely wives. Valentine’s Day here in Australia is a little different from other parts of the world. It tends to be celebration more reserved for those with a significant other. Whereas other countries celebrate it with all their special loved ones. Interesting huh?

Anyway, here is the card they made.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes

It was a simple card, I didn’t want to overwhelm them for their first go. I helped with the die cutting using the heart from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set. Mind you a couple of them where quite fascinated with the dies and Big Shot – LOL!

We finished off with a little bow – which they were none too happy about tying – and a touch of stamping – which can I say, they all did perfectly!!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes

Now… I may have bribed them with some beers, and potentially forgotten to mention what they would be doing, when I invited them over, but I think you can see by most of their smiles, all turned out well.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Simple Balloon card

It’s been a little while since I’ve played along at a sketch challenge… or any challenge for that matter…. I need to do this more, they are so much fun. I like to play along with different ones to help get the creativity flowing.

Today, it’s about the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches – Love their simple clean elements, which helps me along as I can over do the layering at times.


You might recognise this sketch, I used this to help inspire the creation for this fortnights Design team inspiration at Can You Case It? colour challenge.


Today it’s the reverse, I have used these colours to inspire this creation. Here is my card for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventure

I used three different colours of card stock in the layer format of the sketch then overlayed a balloon to create a fun little card. Whilst this card is clean and simple (love that!!) I wanted some detail to add interest but not take over.

First, I wanted some detail on my coloured panels in the background. After adhering them to my cardbase, I stamped them with VersaMark ink. This allowed me to match the pattern across all three pieces, but in a soft way. I also added a little bow and some bling to the bottom of my balloon, for a touch of detail.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventure

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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