Colour INKspiration – CI43


It’s Colour INKspiration blog hop time and this week it’s all about this years In Colours. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from Kim!

I’m so excited as I really like these this collection of InColours. They are so bright and fun and just make you feel happy.


So today, I decided to create a Birthday card with them that captures all the fun these colour emote.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Birthday Wishes For You, 2018 In Colors

I started with a base card in Lovely Lipstick. I even love the name of this colour, it reminds me of a colour lipstick my mum used to wear when I was little. I embossed this using the Corrugated Embossing folder from the Holiday catalogue.

I layered a piece of designer paper stack, I chose the stripe design in Pineapple Punch. To add some interest I decided to adhere this on at an angle. On top of that is my stamped and colour design. Here I stamped the Birthday Wishes For You stamp in StazOn ink. Then used my In Colour collection of markers to hand colour in a rainbow ombre-ish way. It’s so bright and so colourful, it just makes me feel happy.


To finish off, I tied some 1.8” Grograin ribbon in Blueberry Bushel. Oh how I really love this shade of blue, it’s the perfect depth of tone for me! Lastly, I added a couple of pearls from the Artisan Pearl embellishments to coordinate.

Simple but so much fun in such that card.

Next up is the amazing Nicole Wilson.


Once you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration in this hop, pop over to our Facebook Challenge group and load up your creation using these colours. You can choose any combination or number of colours to includes on your creation, plus metallics and basics too. This challenge is open until Monday, October 22. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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CTC160 – Picture Perfect Party


Welcome to 2018 with the Caseing The Catty Crew. I’m sure you will enjoy this blog hop as the team and I  kick off with the new Occasions catalogue.

We are starting at the beginning of the catalogue Pages 4 to 9, with the Picture Perfect Party Suite.


Today I have taken inspiration from the cute little Peekaboo Peach box at the back of the main image. This one…


I have adapted it to work on the front of a card with the Birthday Wishes For You stamp set. I love this little stamp set and I was a little worried it was going to get left behind. It’s such a great stamp with big bold letters and its outline style is great for all our wondering colouring tools.

Here I have broken down the project in the image to: a Peekaboo peach cardstock base; a layer of the Picture Perfect Party 6×6” paper stack; Whisper white cardstock with the sentiment and candles printed on top; and behind that is the Lemon Lime Twist flags poking out the sides.

As you can see, I have adapted those elements to form the main features of my birthday card design.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday, Birthday Wishes for you

There are a couple of exceptions though – my order of the paper stack hadn’t arrived yet, but lucky enough the stamp set has a number of elements I could make my own creation with. Here I have stamped a couple of the stamps in several of the coordinating colours to fill that space. There are so many cute little stamps in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set, allowing you to create a range of decorative elements, here I have just stamped one of them on the background card layer.

I also added some Berry Burst (favourite InColour just now!) cardstock framing the main sentiment, to help echo that colour. In the catalogue image, the box contains Ready Shreddie in Berry Burst, which serves the purpose of echoing the colour, but the new Ready Shreddie wasn’t quite going to work on my card. (Hmmmm… or will it! I have just had an idea… you will have to stay tuned!)

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday, Birthday Wishes for you

As ribbon adds a lovely texture, I added a touch behind my Lemon Lime Twist flag. It’s the new Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon. Like so many demonstrators and customers alike, I was dying to get my hands on that gorgeous Paper Ribbon in that suite, which was used in the decoration in the left corner of the box. I was quite disappointed to learn of manufacturing issues which led to Stampin’ Up! making the tough decision to remove it from the supply. Meaning this product will not be available to us to order at all – waaa ☹.

I have kept the candles and flames stamped over the sentiment and added some Wink of Stella to the birthday letters – not that I have ever been able to photograph how beautifully sparkly that is! To finish off I accented the Happy flag, stamping it in black ink on peach cardstock, fussing cutting it and using some mini dimensionals to pop it up.

Next up in the hop is Rachel Palmieri.


Hop on through and when done we love to see how you have been inspired by these pages of the catalogue. You can create anything – use a card design with other products, or use these products if you have them, maybe it’s the colours that have inspired you. What ever it is, we’d love to see your creation – load them up to our Facebook challenge group by next 6pm Sunday, the 14th.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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