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.


Inspired Events

When I saw the Inspired Events Stamp set in this catalogue, I was so excited. It was at the top of my list of my wishlist! Why? I’m sure you are wondering…. We have had similar types of Stamp sets before with blessing sentiments and different types of Crosses in lovely designs, but this stamp set has one sentiment never before seen….

“First Communion”

Other sets have included Baptism, Christening and Confirmation… but I have longed for a Communion sentiment. For our family the timing could not have been more perfect with our son making his First Holy Communion a week or so ago. It arrived just in time and this is the card I made for him.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Inspired Events

Inspiration came from the two projects featured with that stamp set on page 111 of the catalogue. It’s from the For Babies & Kids section which is the feature this week at Case-ing the Catty.


The Designer Series Paper I used here was from the Coffee Break pack. I hightlighted the event sentiment by raising it and creating flags to both ends and finished off with some burlap ribbon beneath it.

This stamp set is very versatile as you can make greeting cards with it obviously, but the sentiments are also written in such a way you can create invitations with it too. Here I have modified one of the sentiments that would work for an invite. By inking up part of it allowed me to personalise the card for our son.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Inspired Events

Once I got passed my excitement for that sentiment I stopped and had a good look at this set. It really has so many lovely wonderful elements and is so cleverly designed (thanks Stampin’ Up!) I know I’m going to get loads of use from these for a wide range of events. I added the very elegant Cross design to the top of the card and that lovely filigree type edging to the bottom. Then I rearranged the elements to create a coordinated envelope.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Inspired Events

I hope you have enjoyed this inspiration using this stamp set. I have a confirmation coming up later this year, I’m sure I’ll be back then with more using this awesome set.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration CI12


It’s the Colour INKspiration Blog hop time…. welcome to you, whether you have joined me from Rachel or starting here, I’m sure you will enjoy all the amazing project using this awesome colour combination.

The colour selections are many this time so the rules are a little different for this challenge. You can choose any of the colours listed here but you need to use a minimum of four of them. Plus you can always add metallic’s. Here they are:


The colours I chose to work with this week are Night of Navy, Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Peekaboo Peach for that splash of colour. I also added a little Silver in there too. Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

I have used the Oh So Eclectic bundle, which features in the Naturally Eclectic Suite on pages 132 and 133 of the Annual Catalogue. This set also features on the cover of this catalogue too and I love how the samples begin with some simple stamping and then is stepped up a bit more for each of the two other samples. Just gorgeous.

I love all the different elements in that suite and I’m particularly eager to use those Card Overlay, but I’ll be back with those another time. Today, it was all about the stamps and dies. And what I lovely surprise that die set has with those three emboss-only dies. Can’t wait to bring you some inspiration using those!

Today I have teamed up this set with the awesome Marbled background which I have stamped using Night of Navy ink on Whisper White, layering this over my Night of Navy card base.

I overlayed this with a layer of Whisper White cardstock which I punched using the pattern die in that set allowing the  gorgeous marbled stamp to peek through. Use the Marbled stamp this way, creates a more muted background texture, rather than being a feature. This was the look I wanted to achieve as I wanted those gorgeous flowers to be the feature of this card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

Here I have punched out three flowers using the intricate die in the set from Peekaboo Peach cardstock. I overlayed these over three stamped fill image in the stamp set. These have a lovely watercoloured look about them, making the edges of the stamped image appear darker. I double stamped the one in the middle to create more depth too.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic

After working out their position, I stamped the same image in Smokey Slate behind them to create a shadow effect. I layered the cardstock flags in position. Then finished off the flowers by added some silver metallic thread behind them for more texture and to break up the white slightly. Finishing the flowers with those gorgeous Faceted Gems in Clear.

The hello sentiment (this is from the Eastern Beauty stamp set) was added last, being small I could tuck it under the raised flower. I used those cute little Mini Dimensionals for the sentiment and regular ones for the flower. I finished off with a simple coordinated envelope.


Next up on the hop is our Guest Designer, Esther Howard, be sure to hop over and check out her INKspiration. Keep hoping through the design teams inspiration. Then jump across to our Facebook Challenge Group and load up your entry. This challenge will be open until Monday, July 10th. I can’t wait to see what you create with your selection from this awesome set of colours.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour Challenge – CYCI#161

At Can You Case It? #161 this week is our next colour combination to play along with. Love these colours, I don’t often opt for Purples, but I do enjoy them. Here we have two shades of purple, light green and white.


Here is my inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Thinlit

I am really enjoying the Happy Birthday thinlit die, it’s awesome. So here it is in Lemon Lime Twist. Love this colour teamed up with Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.

The card base is Wisteria Wonder and I stamped the background with the circles from the Backgound Bits stamp set, which is a hostess exclusive. I layered some Lemon Lime Twist and Elegant Eggplant cardstock so that the Lemon Lime Twist pops off the page.

I tied some Whisper White bakers twine around the card into a bow and topped it with the Happy Birthday thinlit.

Simple but dramatic. I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Pop on over to the Challenge group on facebook where you can check out the design teams inspiration and enter your creation. Be sure to do this by midday next Saturday, June 24th (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Coffee anyone?

This week I’m playing along with Case-ing the Catty challenges. CTC131


I’ve been meaning to play along with them a lot more as I believe Stampin’ Up! catalogues are an amazing resource for project ideas and inspiration. There are so many gorgeous ideas packed in on every page, it will keep you going for a long time.

This week it’s all about the Everyday Occasions section which is a huge section and has generic themed stamps and papers which can be adapted for many different occasions.

Today, I used the Coffee Break suite on page 30 and 31 of the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue. The main image is where I drew my inspiration from. There are so many ideas here, but today I focussed on the coffee cup.


We always have coffee cups here and I thought one of those would make a great housewarming gift. Here is what I made.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cups framelits

I put some coffee capsules in the cup to give to my parents for their new coffee machine they bought for their new home. I thought this would be nicer packaging than wrapping the box.

I specifically used this sentiment in the Coffee Cafe stamp set “Life happens, coffee helps” as it makes smile – and coffee always helps me feel a little better, particularly in the morning when I have to get up… I rather like a good sleep in!

Moving is a part of life isn’t it… whether you move house alot or only a couple of times. My parent have moved this week, after 49 years in the same house. So needless to say they have been busy packing, sorting, clearing out and cleaning up for weeks. It’s been a little stressful so I thought some coffee to relax with at the other end was just what the doctor ordered.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Suite

I heat embossed the sentiment with Copper embossing powder and punched it out using one of the hearts from the Sweet & Sassy layering framelit set.

I echoed the copper with a copper foil banner behind the heart and some of that yummy new Copper trim. This I looped and tied off with some solid Basic Black Bakers Twine. The striped belly band and the leaves are from the Coffee break Designer Series Paper pack. I trimmed some leaves from one sheet to accent.

We’ll be visiting them soon, I’m sure they will like it.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour Challenge – CYCI#160

This week we have a another great combination of colours to challenge you, created by Eva. We have blue, purple, silver and neutrals.


I went for a combination of subtle and bold colours, using Soft Sky for the light blue and Elegant Eggplant for the purple. T Here is is my inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty, Pretty Label, Eastern Beauty

Today’s card is simple. I love a quick and simple card just as much as more layered or intricate ones. I think it’s good to have a combination of designs you can create to match in with lifes demands… don’t you agree?

Using the Delightful Daisy stamp set, I stamped the background stems and small flower in Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky cardstock to create a subtle background element.

Over the top I created a medallion with stamps from Label Me Pretty and Eastern Beauty stamps sets. I used the Pretty Label punch which coordinates with the Label Me Pretty stamp set. I adhered this with dimensionals over the top of some silver ribbon and topped off with some silver metallic shapes.

I hope you like this inspiration. I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Head on over to our Facebook challenge group and check out the design team inspiration. This challenge is open for two weeks so closes Midday Saturday, 17 June (AEST).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Oh Happy Day!!

… and what a happy day it is…

It’s new Annual Catalogue Day!


Check out the catalogue and download a PDF copy here or check out it online at my store.

If you live in Melbourne (Australia) and would like to pick up a hard copy, come to my catalogue launch party on Saturday, 17 June. Email me for the details.

This catalogue is packed full of wonderful new stamps in numerous styles and themes, amazing embellishments, yummy Designer Series Paper packs and lovely ribbons.

Personally I can’t wait to get my hand on our new Embossing Paste… yep.. mixed media here we come!!


There is just so much to love about what’s on offer. Thankfully we have another 364 days ahead of us to enjoy it.

Plus we have five new yummy In Colours.


You may have seen them already splashed around online. They are just so on trend and if you stop and take note of fashions and home decor coming through stores, you’ll notice them everywhere! They are just the most lovely colours, it’s pretty hard not to fall in love with them.

We have a great range of accessories in these colours, it will be easy to create professional and stylish looking projects really quickly too.

I have been playing with them for a few weeks now and I have two clear favourites – I am in love with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.


June Host Promotion


To help celebrate this wonderful day – Stampin’ Up! have extra Free host $$ on offer for the month of June.

Host a party with me during the month of June and you could earn an additional $45 in host reward when total party sales reach $450. I have some free dates to party with you and your friends – check them out here.

Don’t have time to get together for a party? Shame…. but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Simply gather yours and your friends orders and you can still earn your Free Stampin’ Up! products too.

Plus, this will give you access to all the wonderful new Host Exclusive stamp set too. Tranquil Tulips is a favourite of mine already, but there are so many more gorgeous ones on offer.

So what are you waiting for – email me to book in your date today!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,