Colour INKspiration CI17


It’s been a little while since playing along with the Colour INK crew, life gets busy as times doesn’t it? But I’m back with some inspiration for you using some really cool colours. Welcome if you are starting here or if you have just joined me from Nikki Spencer.

Our colour combination this fortnight is Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo.


Gorgeous aren’t they? Here is my inspiration… I went with Fabulous Flamingo stamp set for this challenge.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Fabulous Flamingo

I really couldn’t go past it really, all the colours in this challenge really suited this set. I started with a Thick Whisper White card base and stamped the fern down the sides in Lemon Lime Twist, I even double-stamped in some instances to create a different tone, which added depth to the colour variation.

I cut a wide strip of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the outline of the flamingo in Basic Black Archival ink. Next I stamped one of the infill stamps in full Flirty Flamingo ink. Then I stamped the other infill stamp in Flirty Flamingo ink as well, but this time I stamped it off first, so that it would create a lighter shade of pink.

I used tempting turquoise ink for the water ripples and added some wash with some pool party ink. I used my aqua painter so that the water would flood the ripple lines, making them appear blury. I finished off the stamping with some fern in the top left corner. This top section was just about done, I needed a sentiment and for this I used the congratulations from this stamp set and stamped it in Flirty Flamingo ink and cut it out. I layered this over some of that yummy Ombre Ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Fabulous Flamingo

Next, to adhere my Flamingo piece to the cardbase, I decided to add some additional cardstock to frame the edges. I trimmed a border with the ribbon border punch from Tempting Turquoise cardstock. I layered this over some Pool Party cardstock and used Dimensionals to adhere it to my cardbase.

I hope you enjoyed my inspiration and are ready for some more with Nicole Wilson, who is next up in the hop.


Once you’ve finished the hop, head on over to our facebook challenge group and load up your creation using these amazing colours. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you create.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Dads day

It was Fathers Day last Sunday, here in Australia. The day comes with many emotions for many people – celebration and happiness for some and sense of sadness for others as they remember those no longer with them. For us it’s a full circle – a bit of both.

For us, the day does start off with fun… having little kids, it usually means banging and crashing as they scurry to collect hidden presents and make their way up to our room. Thankfully, our oldest is now able to tell the time and doesn’t come in at the crack of first light anymore!

So as Mr 10 and I were shopping for presents we found some wrapping paper. Check it out….


As soon as I saw it, I knew I had new stamps and accessories to match. Needless to say I was excited even if Mr 10 wasn’t! Here is the card I created.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer suite

It was really easy to match using new products from the new Year of Cheer suite in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. They have such similar characteristics and colouring. Here I used a strip of the Designer Series Paper and framed the top and bottom with basic black cardstock. I adhered this to the base card of Whisper White thick cardstock.

Next I inked up a couple of the stamps in Basic Gray archival ink and some Smokey Slate ink. I masked off the DSP with some scrap paper and randomly stamped circles over the top half of my card, alternating colours and stamp sizes.


I punched out D A D letters from the Large Letter Aphabet die set in Basic Black cardstock and adhered them in the centre of my card. I stamped my “Happy Fathers Day” sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners stamps set and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. I adhered this to a small piece of Champagne Foil cardstock, and fussy cut it out framing it nicely. I used some mini dimensionals to adhere it on.

I finished off with some of those amazing Black Rhinestones in the top right corner.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer suite

Hope you all had a lovely Fathers Day last weekend and hope you got some crafting in too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Happy Holiday Catalogue

I’m so excited to share with you the Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalogue. It’s packed full of more amazing products that will make this Christmas season a truly beautiful one.

Download a PDF copy here. Or Shop here. Or contact me and I will post you a hard copy.


There is so much in this catalogue, including our first Mega Suite – Merry Little Christmas. It’s had so many coordinating products which are fabulous for any number of projects from packaging and tags, to traditional cards.

There are a number of product suites, packaging options, great bundles and just truly gorgeous stamps. One thing I really like is the two new kits – Watercolour Christmas Project kits, making 20 cards, and Be Merry Ornament kit, which makes 12 gorgeous rosette ornaments.



And as if that wasn’t exciting enough…. to celebrate the launch of the catalogue, Stampin’ Up! are offering an exclusive stamp set in a host promotion. Check it out.

Merry patterns will be available through September and October for qualifying orders of AUD450 or more. There are a few ways to earn this gorgeous stamp set – combine orders with your order with some friends or host a party where you can try out some new stuff from the Holiday catalogue. For all the details, message me.

Shop today and use this months host code, for orders less than $250:


Stay tuned to Sunday, I am joining in with ESAD blog hop at 6pm and my regular spot with the Case-in the Catty Design team crew at 7pm. A big weekend of sharing projects using new goodies from this gorgeous catalogue.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

CTC141 – Birthday


This week at Case-ing The Catty, it’s all about the Birthday section. Welcome, if you have just joined me from Julia or starting here, you are in for some great inspiration.


I have been in Male card land lately, with male themes flowing through my classes this month and it works as Fathers Day is only weeks away here in Australia.

I drew inspiration from the Birthday section of the Annual Catalogue for this weeks case but changed it up to work as a Fathers Day card or even a birthday card for Dad.

This is where my inspiration came from… I just love this colour combination! Suits the bold drama that’s followed me this year!


Here is my inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Best Badge, Badges and Banners

I have been feeling guilty lately for not showing love to some of my awesome stamp sets sitting on the back of the shelf. So I have pulled out my Best Badge punch and the coordinating Badges and Banners stamp set. I used to these to make the feature… stamping the badge in Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White cardstock and the circle detail in Night of Navy on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

From the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, I added “Dad” to the front beneath the circle. I punched this out using the Classic Label punch, then popped the end of my punched piece back in, lining up horizontally, so that I could punch flag ends in to the sides.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Best Badge, Badges and Banners

Beneath my badge element, I replaced the silver mini sequins with some of that cute Stitched Edge Ribbon in Pumpkin to coordinate. As I played with this ribbon, I kept thinking “if there was a red version available, I’m sure we could make Baseball cards with it”, it’s that kind of ribbon.

I kept the Lemon Lime Twist flags hanging down from the badge element. I also created the background the same too by stamping the fairy lights in Night of Navy on the Night of Navy Cardstock and layering that on the same colour cardbase.

So many great ideas await you in this blog hop, next up is Angela.


We’d love you to join in on the challenge of drawing inspiration from the Birthday section of the catalogue, so show us what you create this week. Load up your creations to our Facebook Challenge group by 6pm next Sunday, 20th August.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Carols of Christmas

I have been playing a little more with the Carols of Christmas bundle. This is available now as an early release to the Holiday catalogue coming next month.

Here, I have teamed it up with the Chalk board technique, take a look…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas

I love this look, it adds a little softness to the drama of black cardstock. I started by embossing one of the large sentiments onto the cardstock with white powder. I also added one of the little decorative elements beneath it. Once set, I sponged the white craft ink around the edge of the cardstock. Next, I dabbed off any excess before adding some to the front face.

Once I was happy with it, I stamped another of the decorative stamps in the white craft ink at the very top of the sentiment.

I used some of that lovely Double Stitched ribbon in Cherry Cobbler across the front. I love this ribbon as you can use both side of the ribbon and it gives you two different designs – this one: the stitched look and the other side has crosses – hence the name: Double Stitched.


I tied a bow separately as I wanted to add some Silver Metallic Ribbon and some of that yummy new Mini Sequin Trim in Black to coordinate. They are all held together by some trusty Glue dots.

I layered this with some Silver foil sheets onto a Cherry Cobbler cardstock base. I’m having so much fun with this stamp set. It’s part of a Mega Suite coming in the 2017 Holiday catalogue next month. So stay tuned for some more inspiration.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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CTC139 – Everyday Occasions


Here we are back at the Everyday Occasions section of the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you are starting here with me or if you are joining me from the lovely and talented Julia Quinn. The Caseing The Catty team have another series of inspiring projects from this section.


This week, I decided to go out on my own using stamps from this section. It’s the “This Little Piggy” stamp set. I created this card for my class this month and the girls loved it. Inspiration came from a card created with my gorgeous upline, Simone. Here it is.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, This Little Piggy

What I wanted to show my class girls with this project, was another way to use outline stamps if they didn’t feel like colouring them. Simply stamping on colour cardstock, or even Designer Paper, is a way to add instant colour without doing the colouring yourself. There are some really lovely examples of this technique out there in the social media space.

Here I have used the Colour Theory Designer series paper stack, focussing on that yummy ombre style side. I embossed this with the Star Burst embossing folder – and what I really like is the effect that creates. Being a printed paper means the core is white and so when you emboss it like this, the surface can break a little revealing some of the core white and it can create an amazing effect – I’ll be back with some more ideas with this another time.

Over the top, is a layer of whisper white punched from the Lots of Label framelit dies. The feature image is adhere over the top of this with dimensions.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, This Little Piggy

I created the feature image by simply stamping my little piggy in Basic Black Archival ink on to some Whisper White and Powder Pink cardstock. The Whisper White piece I used for my base and punched out my piggy using one of the circles the Stitched Shapes framelits. I coloured in some grass with some Old Olive ink and set it aside.

Next I fussy cut my little piggy out from the Powder Pink one and simply adhered him over the top of the stamped image on the Whisper White and presto instant colour.

I added in a Powder Pink flag behind the feature image. For the sentiment, I added in the “says” from another stamp in that set, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig (stamp positioning tool). This allowed me to have the sentiment read as one sentence, once I added my Happy Birthday.


Next up in the hop is the lovely, Mel Pagano. Continue to hop through the teams inspiration, then hop over to our Facebook Challenge group and upload your project from this section. You have until 7pm next Sunday, August 6th to enter.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour Challenge – CYCI#165

Over at Can You Case it? This week we have another colour challenge. Crystal has come up with a great combination of Yellow, Purple, Pink and Brown.


At first, I had to stop and think about these colours. After pulling out cardstock in these shades of colours, it started to come together and this is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips

Playing a little more with the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, I create some purple and yellow tulips by stamping the background in a lighter shade and forefont of the tulip in a darker one.

I used Wisteria Wonder for the background of my purple tulips and So Saffron for the yellow. Over the top, I stamped Elegant Eggplant for the purple and Crushed Curry for the yellow, I stamped these on some scrap and fussy cut them to adhere over the top with some dimensionals for some additional height.

I stamped the stems in Crumb cake and adhere this over the top of Powder Pink cardstock over the Crumb Cake base layer.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Tranquil Tulips

I topped off the card with some burlap trim and some Shimmer Ribbon in Powder Pink. I added a sentiment stamped in Powder Pink and adhered it all together with some Tear and Tape for additional strength.

With just a couple of weeks left of Can You Case it?, I would love to see you join in. Head over to the Facebook Group and see the rest of the design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by midday, next Saturday 22nd.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC137 – Artistic Expression


It’s blog hop time with the Caseing The Catty team. Welcome if you have joined me here or you may have hopped over from Megan.

This week we are focussing on one of the larger sections of the catalogue – Artistic Expression.


The stamp sets featured in this section can be applied to any number of occasions. The stamp designs also have a different artistic styles to them, making the appealing to many different tastes and giving a varied look to the artwork you can create.

It is a quite a large section, a little hard to decide what to do – I had to remind myself the team will mostly visit this section again, I’m sure! So I drew inspiration from the card on the left on page 136 of the catalogue.


I loved this card design as soon as I saw it. I also loved the colour combination too – Black and Lemon Lime Twist – hello bold and dramatic!  Today, however, I’m using a host exclusive stamp set – You’re Delightful.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightful

I love this set and used it recently too. It has two main statement stamps, one which is an outline style and the other is a solid style, giving two very different looks. Then there are number of supporting sentiment and graphic stamps too, which you can have loads of fun with. The sentiments and graphic elements have that texty design to them, so they coordinate well with the Text You Later stamp set too.

Here I have created two card using both styles to show you how different they can look. First up is the solid stamp with a supporting “thank you” and some smiley emoji’s.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightful

The second one uses the outline style and here I’ve made a birthday card with the sentiment and birthday cake emoji to support it.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightful

The use of washi tape adds a great effect. What I really like about the washi tape is that they are transparent, so when you apply it over a stamped image, it is still visible.

This design is really easy to recreate, I did this project with my stamp club girls recently and they really enjoyed making it. I love how quick and simple it is but still has great visual impact.


Next up in the hop line up is Angela Meiritz-Reid who has been playing with some embossing paste. Hop on over there and check out her creation.

When you are finished hopping through, get busy creating and head on over the Facebook Challenge group to load up your CASE. We’d love to see how this section of the Annual Catalogue inspires you.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour Challenge – CYCI#163

I think the colour combination over at Can You Case It? [CYCI#163] provided by Kim are pretty patriot this week, given the American Independence Day is only a couple of days away. But being an Aussie – they do remind me a little bit of the Western Bulldogs colours! Check them out – Blue, Red, Silver and Black.


Here is my Design Team inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

Here I used a Whisper White thick cardstock base and layered it with some Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. I love how these are silver one side and gold on the back. I used the Silver side with the scallop design.

I wrapped some black thick bakers twine around the red panel layer before adhering the Foil Acetate. The top layer is some more of that yummy Colour Theory Designer paper stack. Here I have used one of the crackled print designs in Dapper Denim.

I added a touch of silver foil to the side edges, then went on to dressing up with some stamping. I decided to use a Host exclusive set, You’re Delightful. It’s an outline style stamp, which I stamped in Basic Black archival ink. This allowed me to colour it in using watercolour ink. Here I used the brush end of my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker to colour with. Adding colour to the stamped image made a huge difference to the overall look when stamping over the pattern paper.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

I finished off using one of the supporting sentiments, a few of the decorative elements too and stamping a coordinating envelope.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! You're Delightfully

The sketch for this layout came from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I enjoy playing along with these challenges too.

If you are part of the Can You Case It? Facebook Challenge Group, you may have read that these challenges are finishing up on July 23rd. Which is sad, but good timing for me. I have been part of the team for the last year now, and have really enjoyed my time as part of this talented group, but change can be a good thing.

So we have a few more challenges to get through over the next few weeks, so I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours, this week. Pop over to the Facebook group and check out the Design teams inspiration. Load up your entry by Midday, Saturday 8th July.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Bonuses for everyone at Stampin’ Up! this month

This month is shaping up to be huge at Stampin’ Up! with bonuses for customers and new demonstrators.

Christmas… already?


It’s really is Christmas in July when you join Stampin’ Up! this month. Have you ever entertained the idea of joining?

It’s always a great time to join Stampin’ Up!, I mean…. you get a starting rate of 20% discount on your stamps and dies and other goodies. This increases to 25% when you reach the next level up – which is easy to do. But it doesn’t stop there, with many other incentives available if you want them. These are available to Hobbiests or Career-makers, it’s your choice.

This month, Stampin’ Up! are giving you more in your starter kit. These are:

A free stamp set from the upcoming Holiday catalogue: Carols of Christmas…


Plus you get this Essentials gift pack:


This is an additional $121 worth of product in your pack. Taking the total value to $356. This is all yours for the joining fee of $169. Wow!

Want more information about joining, particularly in with our amazing team? Email me your details and I’ll call you to discuss or if you want to read a little more, click here.

Want to join…? Like right now….? This minute? – Click here.

But don’t worry, as a demonstrator, you won’t miss out on Bonus Days vouchers! Demonstrators earn them too, just like customers…..


Bonus Days are back


This promotion was the first of it’s kind for Stampin’ Up! last year and proved so popular among Demonstrators and Customers — it’s back!

So what is it and how does it work?

There are two parts to this promotion, but it’s nice and simple, just the way it should be:

  1. Earn in July: For every $90 you spend, Stampin’ Up! email you a $9 voucher.
  2. Spend in August: Use your $9 voucher/s to receive a discount on your purchases.


There are no limits to the number of vouchers you can earn. You will be able to redeem your voucher/s together or individually during August. All you need is an email address so you can receive your voucher. That’s it!

Shop online here.

Use the Host code: HS3WRFNR for your chance to win Stampin’ Reward*.

The earning period for vouchers and for the joining extras end 31st July 2017.
These promotions are offered from Stampin’ Up! through me and are available to all Australia-wide.
*Your personal order can be any amount under $249. If your order is more than $250, you are eligible for your own rewards.
Combined sales must reach $250 or more for Stampin’ Rewards to be available. You must enter the code into the Host Code section during checkout to be eligible to enter. Winner drawn randomly.