CTC173 – True Gentleman


Welcome back! I’m back hoping with the awesome Caseing the Catty crew. I hope you have enjoyed the projects shared so far.

It’s been waaay to long since my last blog post – don’t you hate when life gets in the way of the things you really enjoy? March was a huge month for me with many different things happening, sadly I didn’t get a lot of crafting time in. I find when those times hit, getting back into the swing of things can be harder, creativity is like a muscle – the more you use it, the easier it seems.

That’s why I love this crew – drawing inspiration from Stampin’ Up!’s amazing catalogues are a great way to get that kick start. This week the crew are focussing on the True Gentleman suite and pages 44 to 51.


There was so much inspiration in these pages, I did have a little trouble narrowing down what to choose to work with. I had to create a wedding card for my nephew, so this I went with the Dapper Day card featured above.

My nephew and his partner eloped to Los Vegas a few years ago, but thankfully, with Marriage equality becoming a focus last year here in Australia, they are now able to cement their relationship, just like me and my hubby did 16 years ago. This is the card I made for them…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Colorful Seasons

I cased the card design in the catalogue but then added a few extras. I thought about what their home looks like – neutral colour palette, lots of natural materials – timber, brick and stone. I chose colours and papers to match. Soft Suede for the card base and I chose one of the Wood textures paper stack designs to compliment. I opted for an earthy green in Tranquil Tide – which is featured in this suite.

I stamped a sentiment from the Colourful Seasons stamp set in Tranquil Tide ink on Very Vanilla and punched it out using one of the Lots of Labels framelit dies. I accessorised with some Tranquil Tide ribbon. As the elements laid in place (before adhering) it just needed something else.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Colorful Seasons

I decided on some bling – I know!! On a boys card!!! – but it works and it’s only a little and it just finishes it off nicely. So I added some gold mini sequin trim, in a loop beneath the sentiment. I pulled a couple off one end and stuck them on in a strategically scattered appearance. Finished off with a piece of the Tranquil Tide ribbon tied in a knot over the top.

I hope they like their card! Congratulations Anthony and Lawrence.

Next up in the hop is Angela Meiritz-Reid.


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 15th.


Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Detailed Floral… for weddings

I have been focussing on these gorgeous dies over the past week. They are just so lovely and classy. They are specifically designed with special occasions like Weddings or Engagements in mind, but really the sky is the limit isn’t it.

I just love the water colour floral element used in my card in last post, it’s so delicate. The inspiration for that card and for today’s wedding card came from Stampin’ Up! latest catalogue – 2016-17 Annual Catalogue. It’s from the Everyday Occasions section on pages 76 and 77.

This stamp and die set comes with a series of coordinated products to help make your projects look amazing with minimal effort. Here I have made a Wedding card, using a gate fold. It’s so simple but elegant in white and touches of gold.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlit dies Stampin' Up!

The inside has a little gold flower detail. I created this by punching out a flower from gold foil using one of the dies and placing the gold petals around the one of the gold circles from the metallic enamel shapes pack.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Detailed Floral thinlit dies Stampin' Up!

Finished off with a strip of gold foil at the top and bottom of my stamped section and some of that yummy Natural Trim with the gold stripe.

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The Everyday Occasions section of the catalogue was featured over at CASEing The Catty this month, so I am entering this card in their monthly challenge.

I had this in mind when I designed this one for my Occasions Masterclass I hosted last weekend. All the class attendees loved it. Hope you enjoy the inspiration too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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Happy Notes for a wedding

Recently I was asked to make a wedding card. Here is what I came up with.

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Happy Notes

The stamp is from the Happy Notes stamp set, which is retiring in just one more week. It’s a rather large sentiment stamp so it’s perfect to use as the main feature like this. You know what I love the most – the line work design above and below the word Wedding – crazy I know! I love little details like that.

In this card, I highlighted the word Wedding with some gold embossing and layering it as flag over the top of the same image stamped in Blushing Bride ink. I was careful not to lose those cute little lines.

The rest of the card is made using printed vellum, Designer series paper, gold foil paper and finished with some ribbon. Hope you like it.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,

What I used to make this:

2 great people… 1 great life…

I’ve been dying to use those two stamps from the Something to Say stamp set. So when I was asked to make a wedding card this week, I jumped at the chance. I just love those two stamps and what they say…. it brings up all kinds of visuals for me about the future.


With the any three colours challenge over at Can You Case it? CYCI#111 this week, it set the scene for this simple but elegant wedding card.


Rose Packer Creative Roses Bloomin' Heart Wedding

I really do like the Bloomin’ Heart die, it’s so great for weddings. The gold foil is very sparkly but when used in the background like this, it tones it down to a more stylish appearance.

Until next time… Stamp creatively,

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Bloomin’ sparkly

I’ve been having some fun with this die over the past week, using it in my class last weekend and other fun projects of late.

I love making wedding cards, it’s a bit like Christmas, it’s one of those occasions where “bling” is never too much!! I CASEd this card from my stamping friend Carly Middleton. She shared this card and I have been wanting to make my own. So when I was asked to make a wedding card for a friend recently, this was my chance.

This is what I made. Similar but different.


I seem to be outlining the banner stamp and frame quite a bit. I did this originally at Christmas when I made the framed decorator piece and a few times since. I guess I like the double shape and lift it gives.

Here is how I do this:


I used the banner stamp and framelit in the usual way – stamp and punch. But then I created the frame for my stamped piece by punching out another full banner in the silver foil and slicing it in half. I adhered this to the top and bottom of my stamped piece, matching them up with an even border.

Next I punched another two flag end pieces out of the foil and fixed that to the sides matching up the flag ends. I think it works well.


Until next time… Stamp creatively,

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