CTC175 – Favourite Occasions Big Shot Project


I don’t know about favourite…. There are just waaaay to many great projects using the big shot, it was really hard to choose. Welcome to Caseing The Catty where this week, we are looking at big shot projects.


Here is my card…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Lovely Words, Petty Kitty

Here I have used Foil Frenzy Specialty paper stack to cover the card front. I used the Parquetry style pattern in Soft Sky. I overlayed this with a piece of Soft Sky card stock. I stamped the bottom with a couple of those cute and mischievous kittens.

I overlayed a circle in Whisper White cardstock punched using the Stitched Shapes framelit. I just love them. The sentiment is one of the thinlits from the Lovely Words thinlit die set, here I have snipped it out of the frame to use on it’s own. I added more words to it to create the sentiment. These are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Lovely Words, Petty Kitty

I topped it off with the Pansy from Birthday Blossom stamp set and one of those metallic rimmed pearls.

Nice and bright and sparkly – just enough to brighten the recipient’s day.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Kelly Kent.


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, April 29th.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Colour INKspiration – CI27


Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge. We have a great set of colours again for this next challenge. Check them out….


They are Powder Pink, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Island Indigo. I’m not usually a pink girl, but boy I was excited about this combination.

Unfortunately for me, I needed one of these cards recently…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Ribbon of Courage

Yes… Ribbon of Courage stamp set usually means someone needs some support. I found out recently one of my school mum friends is travelling this path. These colours match her bright caring and positive personality so making a card for her was a natural fit.

I had to have this stamp set as soon as I saw it in the annual catalogue. It’s just one that you need in your collection even though you hope you don’t have to use it often. But when you do, they are the perfect stamps. There are some lovely stamps and dies in the coordinating set, but these are the ones I settled on for this card.

I started with the feature of my card, the ribbon. I embossed this with White powder onto Powder Pink cardstock. I coloured in different features of the design with Powder Pink and Melon Mambo markers. I punched it out using the coordinating framelit and set it aside while working on the rest of my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Ribbon of Courage

I used Pool Party as my base and stamped one of the small hearts in Pool Party ink across the top. I stamped the larger heart in Powder Pink ink on Whisper White cardstock which I then layered with Melon Mambo cardstock. I adhered this to the cardbase with some snail adhesive.

Settling on a flag strip to layer beneath the ribbon feature, I trimmed that to size and cut flag ends using Triple Banner Punch – the width that worked with the ribbon didn’t fit into a channel, so I carefully laid it over the top, flipped the punch over and made sure the cardstock peeking through at the back was even before punching. I adhered this in place.

Using some Silver metallic thread, I wound some around in a circle and held it in place with some dimensionals.

Finishing off with some sentiments, I stamped “Courage” in Melon Mambo on some Pool Party cardstock, trimmed it to size and cut flag ends to echo the shape. Using Island Indigo ink, I stamped my main sentiment in the bottom right corner.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Ribbon of Courage

Looking at all the lovely stamps and sentiments in this set, I decided to add some decoration to the inside too. I stamped the solid ribbon in Pool Party ink on an angle and stamped another sentiment over the top in Island Indigo ink.

Finishing off with a coordinating envelope, a simple Powder Pink ribbon and Melon sentiment did the trick.

All that is left now, is to write it and drop in to my friend. Sometimes, I think this is the hard part but then with those gorgeous stamped sentiments, most of the work is done for me.

Next up in the hop is the ever amazing Lou Kitzelman.


Once you have enjoyed all the wonder 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, Feb 26th. Look forward to seeing you over on the group.

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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