CTC226 – Case a Layout


And I’m back again today, hoping in my regular spot with the amazing Casing the Catty Crew. It’s been a few weeks since my last hop with this crew, life has just been too busy. But I’m so glad to have had some time to create. Plus… I love a great sketch….


Welcome if you are joining me here, or if you have just hopped over from Lauren. Our catalogues are full of great sketches to case and today, I opted for this one on page 31 of the Occasions catalogue…


What grabbed me about his was the use of the flower thinlit die from the Springtime Impressions die set. It’s one I own and I love very much, but I haven’t used as much as I would like. So today…. I created this card….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Vibrant Vases, Springtime Impressions

Same white cardbase and a layer of Designer paper – here I went with the pink hearts from the All My Love suite. Next is that lovely thinlit die layer in whisper white cardstock over the top.

I punched a rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits – they have quickly become my “go to” set!! The stamp set I opted for is the new Vibrant Vases stamp set from this Occasions catalogue. Which coordinates with the Vases builder punch available in the Annual catalogue! This being another Photopolyer set, makes it so easy to line stamps up, from the infill vase colouring to the tulip sitting on the stem!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Vibrant Vases, Springtime Impressions

I finished off the card with a sentiment stamped in Lovely Lipstick ink on some Flirty Flamingo cardstock, this sentiment is from the Petal Palette set. This is layered over some of the double-sided ribbon, here I have the Coastal Cabana side showing. I added a simple “Thanks” on the inside.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Sandra Collett.


After you’ve enjoyed the awesome hop with the team, I’m looking forward to seeing your CASE over in our challenge group. Be sure to load up your creation by 6pm next Sunday night, May 5.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Get the most from your dies

I thought I’d share with you a couple of little projects, I have been working on lately. These are using Stampin’ Up! thinlit dies, but just not to create a die cut element for use on a card or scrap page.

I’ve been playing with the Springtime Impressions thinlit dies set, which has three thinlit dies. It coordinates with the Abstract Impressions stamp set in the Garden Impressions Suite of products.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Garden Impressions Suite, Abstract Impressions bundle

Today, I’m focussing on the dies, and here I have teamed up the Butterfly die with some Shrink Plastic to make some fun charms.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Springtime Impressions thinlits

They were pretty easy to make and lots of fun. Little Miss 3 thought it was just magic, the way that plastic curled, shrunk and flattened back out. If I could have videod her I would have, her amazement was priceless, but I didn’t was to burn the plastic!

I coloured my shrink plastic with Stampin’ Blends, which are Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers. There are a range of colours available now and more new colours coming very soon. I scribbled colour on to my plastic, punched my shape, shrunk them, added some sparkle with my Wink of Stella brush and popped them on a chain. Take a look….

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Springtime Impressions thinlits

In this die set is also an amazing flower arrangement die. It’s just gorgeous and works beautifully to adorn the half a card. You can punch it out and coloured it up to adhere straight on, or you can trim out individual shapes to arrange on a smaller project.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Springtime Impressions thinlits

Here I have teamed it up with the Embossing Mats to create a subtle texture to my card base instead. The embossed pattern create a lovely subtle look without being overpowering, which is really easy to do when dies are really big like this one is.


Using it this way, dresses up a card base that could otherwise be plain, without the detail taking over.

I’m really enjoying creating something a little different with my Stampin’ Up! craft supplies. I think it’s really important to get the most out of each product and these are just a few ideas to keep your crafting fresh and projects fun and different.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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