CTC146 – Season of Glitz


Over at Caseing The Catty this week, it’s all about Season of Glitz suite on Pages 20 & 21 of the Holiday Catalogue. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Peta Stephen.


I have taken inspiration from this card in this suite…


I made this quick and easy card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!

I started with the cardbase in Bermuda Bay. It’s been a while since I used that colour and I had missed it. I swapped out the stamped trees for Designer Series Paper. This is Merry Little Christmas DSP pack, I love how the black & white prints can be used for any occasion.

I added a layer of Calypso Coral Cardstock to pop again the colours and stamped a simple sentiment in the Basic Black archival to coordinate. I looped some Bermuda Bay mini chevron ribbon across the card and finished off with a bow. This was in place of the Mini tinsel trim in the sample.

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I really like how inspiration for any project can come from anywhere in Stampin’ Up! catalogues. Next up in the hop is Megan Lenske. Keep on hopping through for more inspiration using products from this cool little suite.


Once you have had your fix of inspiration we’d like to see what you create from this section of the Holiday Catalogue. Load up your ideas, here at our Facebook Challenge group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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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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CTC145 – Merry Little Christmas


The Merry Little Christmas Suite is the focus this week at Caseing The Catty. Welcome if you have just joined me from Julia or if you are starting here with me. Lots of great ideas are in store for you on this hop.

Turns out, this suite has created some controversy. Seems to me that people either love it or they don’t. Not much happens in between. Except for me… true to my Libran star sign, I’m balanced – there is a lot to love about this suite, so many lovely embellishments and accessories for whole range of projects. It is just missing red for me… and I think that is a common thing for a lot of people. I find that an easy fix, so I’m calling this “Just add Red” suite.

This suite focusses on providing options to create lovely packaging for gift giving this season, so my inspiration came from the “Just for you” packaging in the clear acetate box.


Taking a look at the individual elements – there was some of that lovely Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper inside used as wrapping, a wrap-around with the trees punched out, the black striped DSP and the Twine wrapped around and tied off holding the tag in place.  Here is what I created.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Merry Little Christmas suite

As you can see, I started with my “just add red” approach, starting with a Cherry Cobbler card base, I topped that with some Merry Music Specialty paper. I created a band of trees to stretch across my card. I punched the trees from Old Olive and backed it with some Always Artichoke. When I adhered these pieces together, I wanted to create some shadowing, I thought about sponging the Artichoke cardstock, but then I decided to try this instead… I used Multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the bottom half and some Mini Dimensionals to adhere the top, resulting in the shadow at the top of the trees.

I added some of that yummy Black & White striped ribbon over the top of my trees, in place of the DSP and wrapped some double-stitched ribbon in Cherry Cobbler around the whole band before I adhered it onto my card base.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Merry Little Christmas suite

Whilst I really like the Merry Little Labels stamp set that coordinates with the Everyday Label punch in this set, I’m totally in love with another stamp set in the Holiday Catalogue that also coordinates with this same punch…. It’s the Labels to Love stamp set.

Here I have used one of the Christmas stamps in that set and coloured it using the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Markers, which I think, creates a much more interesting and cohesive look.

I topped off the label with some holly from the Carols of Christmas stamp set, punched with the coordinating Card Builder framelit set. Simple but effective.

Next up in the hop is Rachel Palmieri.


Continue your hop and then head over to our Facebook page and join the challenge. We’d love to see what you create. Join in by next Sunday, 17th. Entries close at 6pm.

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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CTC144 – Quilted Christmas


So this post begins with a funny little story, especially if you just joined me from Julia. If you are starting here with me, but don’t want to miss the fun, jump back over to Julia and start there. Otherwise… welcome to the first week of caseing the 2017 Holiday catalogue. The crew are starting with caseing the Quilted Christmas suite, which features on pages 14 and 15.

So onto the story… they say no two crafters come up with the same project. Well I can tell you, this is not entirely true. Naturally the crew prepare for these hops earlier in the week and we share our projects amongst each other. So when Julia posted her gorgeous project of the Pizza box and Notecards, I laughed as it was almost identical to the one I had planned out for this hop. Now… could you imagine coming from Julia’s blog with her Pizza box and cards, to mine with Pizza box and notecards! Lucky I saw it earlier enough to change my project to this…..

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

My inspiration came from the little notecard project on the right, in the catalogue.


So how did I get to this creation from this idea? I hear you ask… well it was all about the small little square size of that cute paper. I was thinking about the paper in 2” square sizes as I was flicking through the Quilted Christmas paper stack when I really started to take note of the patterns within the designs. That’s when I decided one pack is not going to be enough….

So I settled on the same design in two different colours. I cut 2 ½” squares and created a square card base to match, from thick Whisper White cardstock. I adhered the squares in place, alternating the patterns.

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

I created a medallion element for the top from one of the framelits and Silver Foil. I added some Silver Metallic thread to the back before adhering to Real Red cardstock. I punched a square from the Stitched Shapes framelits in Garden Green and adhered it on the angle to create a diamond. I topped it off with a sentiment from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.

Next up in the hop is Sandra Collett. Hop on over and check out her inspiration.


We’d love you to join in on the challenge of drawing inspiration from the Quilted Christmas Suite from the Holiday catalogue, so show us what you create this week. Load up your creations to our Facebook Challenge group by 6pm next Sunday, 10th September.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Holiday Catalogue blog hop with ESAD


What is ESAD? I hear you ask… as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator there are many different supportive groups that are available to you. This one is the Extra Special Australasia Demonstrator (ESAD) group, where demonstrators from all over the Asia Pacific come together to support, share and inspire each other.

Welcome if you are joining me from Cathy Pinchbeck or if you are starting here with me, you are in for an amazing treat. I’m so excited to be participating in my first hop with ESAD demonstrators.

Today’s hop is all about the 2017 Holiday catalogue. After my wedding card recently, I decided I wasn’t quite finished with that amazing Detailed Gate thinlit die. So here I teamed it up with some awesome products from the Year of Cheer suite.


I just love that suite! I would never have been game to team up all that blingy metallic together, usually I just use the one metallic. In this suite, they all work together seamlessly – Gold, Silver, Copper and the new Champagne foil.

I started by making the tag element first. Drawing inspiration from the catalogue, I punched the tag out from part of the Detailed Gate thinlit die from that yummy new Champagne foil sheets. I popped it over the top of some Dazzling Diamond Glimmer paper – as if there wasn’t enough bling!

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

I threaded one of the gorgeous elements from the Year of Cheer Embellishment pack onto some 3.2mm Real Red solid ribbon, tied it through a punched hole at the top. Then set it aside to make the rest of my card.

Softening off some Real Red cardstock with some vellum, I painted the vellum with Wink of Stella first – I know more bling right! That helped tone down some of the red. I framed the top and bottom with strips of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper. Designing this way helped give me a way to hide the adhesive needed to stick on the vellum too.


I used a gold Foil Snowflake, which teamed up nicely with the embellishement. I used dimensionals to adhere the tag element over the snowflake.

Last was the sentiment – Merry Wishes comes from an old favourite, the Oh What Fun stamp set. I punched this out with the Classic Label punch. I wanted to frame it with some Real Red cardstock, but didn’t want anything too big. So I punched out a piece using the new Everyday Label punch, knowing it was going to be too big, I trimmed it down either side to reveal an inner strip with the semi-circles edges. Like this:

Finishing off with some of those cute mini dimensionals, I positioned the sentiment a little below the centre.

The ESAD hop continues with Barbara Williams. Enjoy the hop.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Lou Kitzelman
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Amity Knight
  4. Courtenay Heuston
  5. Kelly Kent
  6. Josie Dean
  7. Cheryl Algie
  8. Maree McIntosh
  9. Kristel Rimmer
  10. Chloe Evans
  11. Sharon Dalton
  12. Carly Middleton
  13. Nicole Wilson
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Kim Oliver
  18. Monique Fielder
  19. Sandra Mastello
  20. Cathy Pinchbeck
  21. Rose Packer
  22. Barbara Williams
  23. Jessie Holton
  24. Rosalie Desmond
  25. Liv Ingle
  26. Ellen Woodbridge
  27. Rebecca Scurr
  28. Mandy Depiazzi
  29. Samantha White
  30. Libby Dyson
  31. Lisa Gibson
  32. Delys Cram

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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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