Caseing The Catty – Gift packaging

Sadly, I didn’t have my blog post ready to join in the hop with the amazing Caseing The Catty Crew last Sunday night, but I really wanted to share my project and join in with the challenge.

So here they are.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Year of Cheer, Window Box

I’ve made some Christmas gift boxes using the Window Box framelit dies (which are on sale until Sunday in this week’s Online Extravaganza sale – check them out here) and some of my favourite Christmas supplies the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer paper and those amazing Foil Snowflakes.

Here I have punched out two of the Window box shapes from the Designer Paper. Assembly was really easy following Stampin’ Up! instructions in their YouTube video.

This paper with the foil print, is just so amazing on its own, it really doesn’t take much to dress it up. Here, I have kept it simple, by adding one of those amazing Foil Snowflakes on two of the designs. A simple label sentiment from the Merry Little Labels Stamp set punched with the coordinating Everyday Label punch is all that is featured here. A splash of colour is used with the Real Red 1/8” ribbon in a zig zag pattern beneath it.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up!, Year of Cheer, Window Box

The third one is the Copper foil designed paper and here I have teamed this up with some black cardstock with flag ends cut in and embossed the sentiment with white powder. Finishing this off with some lovely fluff of Black Metallic Thread.

I finished off all the boxes with touches of bling – either Pearls or Rhinestones.

The Caseing The Catty team will be back Sunday night with the next hop.


Looking forward to getting back in to blogging more regularly, the last month has been a little busy to say the least. Planning some great projects to finishing the year off with my regular design team spots too.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI02


So I just discovered I really like this colour combination…. I haven’t used Wisteria Wonder in such a long time, there is no particular reason for this, other than being swept up by others.

Colour INKspiration


These colours for this fortnights Colour INKspiration challenge are gorgeous together… check them out.

The colours are Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Garden Green.

This time, I have used four of the Colours.

I’ve been playing with the amazing Window Box thinlit dies in recent weeks. There are many pieces that make up this set to adorn the delightful hexagon shaped box. I like the size of it too, it’s big enough to put a substantial gift in too. Complimenting some of the more mini sized gift box dies Stampin’ Up! already has.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlit die

I’ve punched out my pieces to make the box from Wisteria Wonder cardstock. Before assembling it, I punched all my adorning elements. This time I have used the large hexagon piece on the top and the little birthday candles piece for the sides. After assembling my box, I finished it off with a little striped ribbon in Mint Macaron, the leaf is from the Botanical builders dies and the stamps are from the coordinating Window Shopping stamp set.

Simple but nice. Here I’ve popped in a large tea light for effect.

What I really like about this thinlit set is the way it’s been constructed. All the separate pieces work together so you can make a lovely gift box. But all the adorning pieces can be used to create all sorts of decorative elements for any of your projects. I’m sure I’ll be back with loads of projects using these elements. Today, I have made a simple card to match with my gift box.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlit die

I used the birthday candles die and punched them out several times making a banner for the front of my card. With the help of some “strategically placed” gold foil and Whisper White and Garden Green cardstock, we have a lovely line of candles. I finished off the decorative element with some white bakers twine and echoed the lovely little flower from the top of my box. The “Happy Birthday” stamp is also from the Window Shopping stamp set. As it’s quite large, repeating it like this, makes for an interesting background.

The two together make a lovely complete package.



For more INKspiration, hop over and visit with the amazing
Chloe Evans.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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