Colour INKspiration – CI15


I am so excited to kick off this fortnights blog hop. Welcome if you are starting here or if you may have joined me from Denita, having started at another point in the hop.

We have a really cool colour combination for you to play with this time around and I hope you will be playing along. Here they are: Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist.


Here is my inspiration using those colours.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up!, Lovely Words thinlit dies, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

I leaned my creation towards the blues in this combination – Bermuda Bay and Pool party – and using Eggplant and Lemon Lime as accents.

I’m back playing with the Lovely Words thinlit dies and made this the feature in Eggplant. To break up the blue tones, I punched out the background using that lovely diamond patterned thinlit from the Eclectic Layers thinlit dies. I popped some Lemon Lime Twist Designer paper, from the Eastern Palace Specialty pack, in the back.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses. Stampin' Up!, Lovely Words thinlit dies, Eclectic Layers Thinlits

I embossed the diamond from the thinlit set and added some ribbon for different textures. And topped it off with a little flower from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set!


Next up in the hop is Nikki Spencer, keep hoping through to see all the amazing creations the team has for you. Then you have until Monday 21st, 7pm to load your creation to our Facebook Challenge group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Detailed Gate sneak peak

So here I was today, prepping for my upcoming classes, when my lovely box of yummy goodness arrived containing all my Holiday catalogue pre-order products.

Easily distracted was always a common line written on my school reports and I’m pleased to let you know not much has changed! Here is what I created during my distraction period.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Detailed Gate Framelit

I’m not one to celebrate Halloween, but as soon as I saw that Detailed Gate thinlit… I had to have it. It’s just so beautiful and intricate. I always look forward to this section of the Holiday catalogue as it always some really cool product you can adapt for other occasions, they always appeal to my inner gothic side.

Here, I teamed it up with Floral Phrases stamp set and made a wedding card. The gate comes as one piece, but here I decided to make a gatefold front so I could decorate the rest of my card font.

First, I punched out my gate from Gold foil. I trimmed Gold Foil and Very Vanilla pieces of cardstock to size. I positioned the gate where I wanted it sit when finished to get a visual. This helped when stamping my flower, as I wanted it to sit just above the main bar of the gate. Same with stamping my sentiment at the top. I set the gate aside and stamped the banner twice, beneath the flower without inking in between so I had a tone effect. I left a gap between them, so that my ribbon wouldn’t cover too much of the images. I finished off the front with some some gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes, and some bows in the Gold 1/8” ribbon.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Detailed Gate Framelit

Next I went about assembling my card, adhering my vanilla piece to the Gold Foil and then my gate. This is when I sliced my gate in half, and folded the little wings around to stick to the back of the Gold Foil sheet, thus giving a nice neat wrap around. I adhered this on my Very Vanilla cardbase – it’s the new thick weight Vanilla which is just perfect for supporting heavier card front designs. I finished off with decorating the inside to match.


I’m sure I’ll be back with more sneak peaks soon.

Until then… Stamp Creatively,

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Detailed Gate thinlit die coming in the Holiday Catalogue on September 1st, 2017

CTC140 – For Babies & kids


At Caseing The Catty this week we are focussing on the For Babies and Kids section of the Annual Catalogue. Welcome if you have just joined me from Fiona or if you are starting the blog hop here, there are so many awesome inspiring creations by the team this week.

This time, it was this image from page 105 that called to me, the same used to head up this weeks CASE too. In particular the card in the bottom left, with the flag element.


Whilst, I have missed playing with Foxy Friends stamps and punch, today I really wanted to play with the A Little Wild stamp set, which is new in this catalogue on page 108. So I combined the two stamp sets and here is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, A Little Wild, Little Loves Framelits

Keeping the flag element as the feature, I also looked at how the placement of other elements and worked with those. I decided on the bear from the A Little Wild stamp set, he’s just so cute. Whilst this stamp set is designed and created to make decorative tags, used this way but inking up just half the stamp, means you can use them on cards like this too.

I stamped him in Soft Suede ink and coloured him lightly, just adding a touch of colour in shadow areas. I added some colour to the Bee too. It worked to have him seated on the tree stump from the Foxy Friends stamp set. I used the coordinating bear framelit to punch him out and fussy cut my tree stump.

I set these aside for now, while working on the base of my flag element. I worked with a long piece of the Whisper White cardstock, trimming the flag to one end. Then I worked my way up with elements. Using the coordinating sentiment from the A Little Wild stamp set, however this is in a stacked layout and I wanted a line stretching across the bottom of my flag. So used my markers to ink up the stamp in stages, and my stamp-a-ma-jig to help position them in a line.

Next I double stamped the grass in an offset manner, so the top line of grass is brighter than the lower one. I punched a 2” circle from Daffodil Delight cardstock and snipped in from the edge toward the centre (but not all the way) to create some texture. Using my bear image, I found the position for my circle element and adhered this in place. Using dimensionals, I adhere my tree stump and bear in place too.


Next I worked on the elements to feature at the top of the flag. The leaf element is a die in the Little Loves framelit set, and I thought it would work great. A combination of Ombre ribbon in Lemon Lime Twist and some Linen Thread was used to accent with the leaf die.

I stamped some of those cute little Bees around my bear and I was happy with the flag element feature.

I finished off the card with some of that yummy Wood Textures DSP over a card base of Lemon Lime Twist. I adhered my flag element with Dimensionals and stamped a coordinating envelope. Such a cute little card.


Next up on the hop is the ever amazing Rebecca Scurr. Once you have hopped through all the wonderful design team inspiration, head on over to our Facebook Challenge group and upload your creation using inspiration from this section of the catalogue. You have until next Sunday, August 13th, 6pm enter. Can’t wait to see what you create.

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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Sneak Peak – Quilted Christmas

Today, I have a little sneak peak of one of the new bundles coming next month in the 2017 Holiday catalogue. It’s from the gorgeous new Quilted Christmas suite.

Here I have created a cute little Christmas note card. I like note cards for this time of year, they are great for giving with a gift when you want a little more real estate than a tag.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Suite

It’s a cute size at 3” x 3”, and features the new Quilt Builder framelit dies and the Quilted Christmas, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper.

The paper has so many cute designs and I’m sure I’ll bringing you more soon, but today I used this design. It even has lovely fine printed stitch detail to match the star shape.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Suite

The framelit I used coordinates beautifully with one of the paper designs. The framelit has two pieces – the inside star type design and a separate square framelit to punch it out. Which is really great, it allows you to punch out stars from card stock and create a window, or you can do what I did here and punch the whole piece out of the cardstock to create a separate element.

I overlayed the element to match the paper design. Used like this, it creates texture by having a raised element on the card. I adhered these to some silver foil and adhered to my cute note card base.

I added some smaller elements to the top – silver foil circle with some silver metallic thread behind and a sentiment over the top. The sentiment is from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, which carried over from last year. I used some dimensionals for height to finish off my note card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Quilted Christmas Suite

How cute is this and I know I’ll be back with some note cards soon, as I have more ideas for you with these!!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

Quilted Christmas suite supplies coming September 1st, 2017

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Can you hear the Christmas bells ringing?

Christmas has come early at Stampin’ Up! with the early release of the Carols of Christmas bundle. This early release is also a sneak peak as it’s part of a mega suite in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue that launches to customers on September 1st.

Take a look at this lovely set that is available from today…


Here is one of my first playtime creations.

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

I have used to the bundle teamed up with the scallop thinlit from Seasonal Layers dies for a curtain look.

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

Want to see more… watch Stampin’ Up!’s video here:

I can not wait to get my hands on more of this suite, the coordination is truly beautiful and makes creating for this Christmas season really quick and easy. I’m sure I’ll be back with more very soon, so stay tuned.

Shop this bundle here!

If you can’t wait to get your hands on all the new Holiday products, as a demonstrator you can order them now. Talk to me about joining my team today. More info is under the tab at the top – Join My Team.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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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Grouping Challenge – CYCI#166

It’s our last challenge at Can You Case It? #166 After a number of years on the challenge circuit providing loads of amazing challenges and inspiration from talented Design Team Members, Can You Case It? is coming to a close.

To finish off, Eva has come up with a very cool challenge, it a grouping challenge or cluster grouping. This is when you arrange several elements together in a cluster. Just like this sketch.


Here is my design team inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic Suite

I’ve been playing with the Naturally Eclectic suite again, but this time, I wanted to include those new-style emboss-only dies. There is a little trick to these, you have to add them last, even though they have to go on first. Let me explain…

I started with the sketch first, working out what I wanted where and choosing my colours. I decided on the spots design of the Designer Series Paper and choose coordinating Emerald Envy for my cardbase.

Lemon Lime Twist was another feature colour  in the spots DSP so I used some of that colour cardstock for the vertical strip. The horizontal strip I kept as Whisper White so I could on stamp my sentiment.

I used the diamond thinlit die as my feature element in Peekaboo Peach. I used Peekaboo Peach ink to stamp my sentiment to echo the feature.

All the while I was creating this, I kept placing my elements but didn’t adhere anything. I knew I wanted to use those emboss only dies and of course they have to be in place for any sticking happens. Once I had all the positions worked out for all other elements then I was able to do the sticking.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic suite

I embossed two leaves on the base card and a diamond on the bottom of the Lemon Lime twist stip. Adhering all my elements in place gave me the look I was after.

For more inspiration head on over to our Facebook challenge group and check out our Design Teams ideas. The we’d love to have you play along for this last challenge. You have until Midday, Saturday, 29th to load your project.

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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