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Stampin’ Up! Too Kind

Published by under cards | Sep 28 2014

Too Kind stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Too Kind is one of my favourite stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!. But the funny thing is, I only bought it recently.

I loved it so much that I THOUGHT I had bought it but every time I went to use it I couldn’t find it.

Please tell me I’m not the only one who has ever done that?

Anyway, I was tickled pink when I finally got it because I’ve enjoyed using it every single time.

This two-step stamp set never fails to delight.

The full blooms were stamped in Pool Party ink, and the detailed stamps in Island Indigo. The base card, greeting and seam binding ribbon bow are all in Crumb Cake. The sentiment is from Sassy Salutations.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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NEW: Bonus Good Greetings host gift PLUS Party Bags to Give Away

Published by under cards | Sep 03 2014

Free exclusive stamp set for AUD$300+ Stampin' Up! orders before October 31
Get the versatile Good Greetings stamp set for FREE when you host a $300 party (before shipping & handling) OR order $300+ worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products. This exclusive stamp set is in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a Stampin’ Up! party! Ends 31st October.

 

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Been a while since your last papercrafting party? I’d love to catch up with you again.

Want a hands on crafty afternoon or evening with your friends? Get in touch and we can set a date. This is a fantastic and very practical stamp set so you’ll want to get your hands on one!

Good Greetings by Stampin' Up!. Free with a AUD$300 Stampin' Up! order, in addition to the usual host benefits

NEW – ‘PARTY BAGS’ TO GIVE AWAY!

Don’t have time for a regular in-home party?

HOW ABOUT A CATALOGUE PARTY!

Stress-free…..pressure-free…….no fee….. earn FREE stamps!

I’ve put together some fun ‘party bags’, complete with catalogues, order forms and project samples so you can hold your own Catalogue Party over a two week period. You’ll also get your very own exclusive Hostess Code for online ordering.

As a hostess, all you have to do is share your excitement as you pass the catalogues around then gather orders from your friends, work mates and family. If your friends order online using your hostess code, their orders will also add to your total.

With an order over $300 not only will you get the usual hostess benefits, but you’ll get the FREE Good Greetings set too!

Yep, ANY order over $300 will get a free stamp set! What have you got to lose?

 

 

****Blog Reader Bonus: Be one of the first 8 people to book a PARTY BAG and hold your own catalogue party, and you’ll also receive a cute handmade gift featuring products from the Christmas catalogue!****

Just email me or call me on 0411 642 038.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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2014 Holiday Catalogue NOW AVAILABLE – Christmas is Coming!

Published by under cards | Aug 29 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia Holiday Catalogue 2014Yippeee! It’s coming up to my favourite time of the year.  I LOVE Christmas and (for us in Australia) the wonderful long summer holidays. Oooh I can almost smell the suntan lotion and BBQ’s.

While I’m not quite wishing the year away (still too much fun to be had in 2014 yet), I’m thrilled that the NEW Stampin’ Up! 2014 Seasonal Catalogue is here.

  • Or visit my ONLINE STORE to see all the products. You can easily add them to your shopping bag and you’ll be well on your way with this year’s Christmas preparations.

 

Don’t you love browsing through the catalogues and seeing all those clever and inspirational projects?

If you are in Australia and would like your own copy just send me an email or PM me via Facebook and I’ll be happy to pop one in the mail for you. (If you already have a demonstrator who helps you with your orders, please contact her for a copy.)

For your convenience you can download the supplies list which itemizes all the products used to make those inspirational sample projects. Download the SUPPLIES LIST here.

 

Curvy Keepsakes Box – Thinlits Die

I’ve been playing with the new Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits Die recently. Squeal!!!! I love this die!

You can find it on page 11 of the new Holiday Catalogue, along with some basic instructions. They make the cutest like boxes, and they even come with little tag dies too.

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To make the box you just cut out two shapes using the framelits, and adhere them together at the bottom. They have a great little closure mechanism so you don’t even need ribbons, tape, velcro or magnets to keep the box closed. See? Clever!

Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!. www.simonebartrum.com

I added some stars cut out with the Stars Framelit dies to these boxes. The new sturdy Under The Tree specialty paper is just divine for making boxes, bags and totes.

 

Breaking News

We also have some big BIG news about an exciting hostess promotion available until the end of October. Check back from tomorrow for all the news on that one, but in the meantime you might want to go through your diaries and get a Christmas cardmaking workshop organised so you can earn this free bonus. It’s worth it!

 

And one last thing…

Before I go… if you are free this weekend, come to Paperific and say hello to us on the Stampin’ Up! stand. We’ll have Seasonal Catalogue showbags available, free make & takes and lots of lovely projects to inspire you. I’ll be working on the stand on Saturday and Sunday.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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No Cut Card Technique featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Choose Happiness set

Published by under cards | Aug 15 2014

No Cut Card - Choose Happiness

A little while back I posted this card on my Stamping With Simone Facebook Page and shortly after I received a message from a new stamper asking how it was done.

This is called a No Cut card, although technically there is a little cutting involved but NO LAYERS which makes it super easy.

I was first shown how to do this technique by Janine Rawlins, and it has been a classic go-to card design over the years.

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To make this card you need to tear off most of the front of a card base, leaving just a torn flap. A layer of stamped cardstock is adhered under this flap, completing the card front.

Need a few cards in a hurry? Stamp a whole sheet then cut it into four pieces, giving you enough elements to make four cards in a matter of minutes! Just tear the fronts of four card bases, add the quarter sheet pieces and you’re done.

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My card base used here is Blackberry Bliss, one of this year’s fabulous new ‘In Color’ range. It’s quite a rich, dark base, so I added an extra panel of Very Vanilla cardstock inside so it would be easier to write my message.

sidewmEmbellish with a few coordinating accessories such as ribbon/trim and a stamped sentiment.

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Pop over to my Facebook Page and ‘Like’ it so you can stay up to date with the latest Stampin’ Up! news and crafty happenings as they… happen!

Have a fabulous weekend! And happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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Blendabilities Update: All Colour Packs Now Available

Published by under Blendabilities | Aug 02 2014

blendabilitiesThanks for your patience as we waited on the remaining Blendabilities to come in stock.

 

The good news is they are now all available!

 

These exclusive alcohol-based marker sets, come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same colour), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colours.

 

 

The full selection (as seen on p212 of the annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue) include the following assortments:

*Tip: Click images to view in my online store

We also have a Skin Tone Assortment of six markers, plus a Colour Lifter. And don’t forget to use Memento ink when using alcohol based markers such as Blendabilities.
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ALL Blendabilities Now Available
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Here’s a little introductory video if you haven’t seen these awesome new colouring tools before:
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Want to learn more? Check out THESE NEW VIDEOS here which will offer you more suggestions on how to use Blendabilities

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Big Deal on the Big Shot

Published by under cards | Aug 01 2014

Big Shot Bundle August 2014

If you’re anything like us, you absolutely love when BIG opportunities come your way. And because we all know the Big Shot is a big deal, we thought we’d offer you something you couldn’t miss.

With every purchase of a Big Shot in August, you will receive one of five FREE stamp set/Framelits bundles… and YOU get to choose which one!

The Big Shot is $149.95. And free bundles are worth up to $93.25.

 

Well, we did say this was a BIG opportunity.

 

Not only that, if you already own a Big Shot, you can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off!

This is one deal you won’t want to miss as these bundles are ONLY available this month.

Contact me today or place your order online.

Big Shot special

 

Want to have a closer look at the bundles?

Check them out in my online store, or download the flyer here:

Download the Big Shot promo document here

 Psssst! Did you notice the sneak peek?

One of the bundles includes an awesome new stamp set that will be available from August 28th when the new Holiday (Christmas!) catalogue goes live.

BUT you can get the stamp set from TODAY as part of the Bright & Beautiful Stars bundle.  Yay… time to get started on those Christmas cards.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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