CTC196 – Santa’s Workshop


Oh my… have you actually really really looked at the suite of products on offer in this section of the catalogue? It. Is. De.Vine…. sigh….  (insert dreamy eye emoji!)


This is the section of the holiday catalogue the Caseing The Catty Crew are focussing on for this week’s hop. Welcome if you are joining me here or if you have hopped over from the lovely Julia Quinn.

The thing about the products in this suite is, you have to feel them. The Designer Paper is flocked, meaning it has raised texture and the Memories and More cards have glitter adhered on, so they too have raised texture and sparkly to match! The other thing is the dies fit the little characters printed on the Designer paper, and some of the circle punches will punch out all the little extras – candy canes, snowflakes and lollies – so there is little wastage. Notice how they are printed in lines too – you can cut strips and not decapitate poor ol’ Santa… he does have a tough job as it is huh!

There is so much to love with all of these products, but this week, I went in a different direction. You know I love all the idea in the catalogue too, so this weeks card came from inspiration from the “Have yourself a Merry Christmas” card design on the right on page 23.


This is what I came up with.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! All is Bright DSP, Making Christmas Bright, Swirly Snowflake thinlit, Pretty Pines thinlits

Very Vanilla and Gold are the main colours and I have teamed them up with a splash of Real Red. The card is square and I have included a strip of Gold Glimmer paper layered with some of that yummy bauble design paper from the All is Bright suite. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Merry Christmas To All stamp set and die cut with an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! All is Bright DSP, Making Christmas Bright, Swirly Snowflake thinlit, Pretty Pines thinlits

The back of the sentiment is adorned with die cut elements in Gold Glimmer paper and Foil from the Swirly Snowflakes and Pretty Pines thinlits sets. I love mixing up my existing collection of toys with my new ones!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! All is Bright DSP, Making Christmas Bright, Swirly Snowflake thinlit, Pretty Pines thinlits

I was wishing I had purchased the Red Rhinestones from the Annual Catalogue, but I keep forgetting to order them, so to substitute, I used the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends and coloured some medium and small Pearls. This added the splash of colour I was looking for. To make the job of applying them soooo much easier, I used the new Take Your Pick tool – it has many options to help you along while crafting. Today, i used the palette knife to loosen the pearls off the backing of the packaging the come on, and the putty end to lift them and move them into place on my project. All those pearls, in place on my project in no time!

Next up in the hop is Fi Cobbin.


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, September 23rd.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Big Shot

Heat Tool


Colour INKspiration – CI32


Welcome to this colour challenge with the Colour INKspiration crew. Welcome if you have joined me from Rachel or if you are starting here with me. We have an awesome colour combination for you to play with this time, they are:


Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Gold.

Here is my inspiration. I have gone with a Mothers Day themed card, using the A Mothers Flair stamp set.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, A Mothers Flair, Detailed Dragonflies

I have always found Pink Pirouette to be a very light shade of pink so when I want to use it for watercolouring backgrounds, getting a dark enough coverage, can be challenging. Obviously, water colouring washes out the colour, so this is how I went about achieving a darker background:

  • I used the ink pad and lightly tapped it directly on the cardstock, I used Shimmery White cardstock;
  • Next, I used an aqua painter and blended the ink together, providing a smooth appearance;
  • I repeated this process again, building up the depth in colour. This allowed for a more intense pink, than what the tradition ink would give; and
  • Lastly, I squeezed a few drops of water from the aqua painter and allowed them to drop on to the cardstock in different spots. This moved the ink around the surface of the cardstock, allowing it to pool in other places to create that watered edge look.
  • I dried it off with my heat tool, just for speed. But this can be air dried if time permits.

I love how it came together. Now to finish my card.

I overlayed the water coloured background onto Pink Pirouette cardstock, which was adhered to a Night of Navy cardbase.

The embellishments over the stop featured a flourish in Gold Foil from the Petals & More thinlit die set, a cut square using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, a 1 ½” circle punched from Whisper White cardstock. This was layered with a Scallop Circled punched shape from Pink Pirouette cardstock. Off the top right, featured a dragonfly in Gold Foil from the Detailed Dragonflies thinlit set.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, A Mothers Flair, Detailed Dragonflies

Lastly, my stamped images – I just love all the sweet girly style imagery that feature in the A Mother’s Flair stamp set. They are just so delicate and so very useful for many different occasions. There are a couple of sentiments that can be used for other occasions also, and a few that are Mother specific.

Here I stamped the hat in Night of Navy ink and fussy cut it. I coloured the flower with a Pink Pirouette marker and used dimensionals to adhere this over the circle punched shapes. I added my sentiment to the bottom right and finished off with a couple of gold faceted gems.

I really like how this turned out and look forward to giving this one away in a few weeks. I hope that I have inspired your Mothers Day projects. I know there are many out there who may not have their own mums along side them just now, but there are still a lot of Mums out there, many who are doing it tough. Stop and look around you and bless them with one of your lovely creations.

Next up in the hop is the amazing Kelly Kent.


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. This challenge is open until 7pm, Monday 7th May. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Pretty Present – CYCI #146

The challenge colours this week over at Can You Case It? #146 are really cool. I wouldn’t have thought to put these together but don’t they look amazing together – Curry Yellow, Teal, Orange and Burgundy.


The colours I used for this challenge are Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler.




I kept it pretty simple this week, but the colours just make it pop, so I don’t think it needed over doing.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!

I used the gorgeous Stitched Shapes framelit dies for the base of my present. I just love the soft stitching detail these frame create. With a little Designer Series paper at the top and a plain strip of cardstock at the bottom, the present started coming together.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!

What is a present without a bow?! Here, I have punched out using the bow die from the Balloon Pop Up thinlit dies, and finished it off with a metal rimmed pearl for a little detail.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. And now it’s even easier for you to join in. Can You Case It? has been in planning mode in between our fortnight challenges. We have been brainstorming ways to make it easier for you to join in on all the fun. Here is what we are trying out…

Get your creative inspiration from the amazing Design team on the Can You Case It? website.

After creating your project – Join the Challenge Group over on Facebook. You can enter the challenge by either uploading a photo of your project directly into the Album for this fortnights challenge. Or you can load a link to your blog or pinterest or Instagram post.

How cool and how easy is that now? So… off you go…. create and load your project by Saturday February 18th, Midday (AEDT).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to create this:

New Stitched Shapes Framelits


Like most people, I love a sneak peak at new things!  Here is one for you… it’s the Stitched Shapes Framelits, that will be coming in the new 2017-18 Annual Catalogue.

But the best part is that you don’t have to wait until then to get them –

See them in action:

And… another great thing is that during November, Stampin’ Up! have selected stamps that coordinate with these framelits, ON SALE! You can get up to 25% off.

View the stamps on sale and shop online here, at my store.
Purchasing is only available through me if you live Australia-wide.

I’m looking forward to bringing you some lovely and creative projects using these new framelits. So be sure to stay tuned.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,