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Flash Sale: Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza

Published by under cards | Nov 19 2017

Online Extravaganza: Stampin' Up! Australia. Begins November 20, 2017 at www.simonebartrum.stampinup.net

Love a bargain?

This week Stampin’ Up! is cutting prices on dozens of our fave products for a whole week. And on Monday – for 24 hours ONLY – you can pick up some fabulous stamp sets at 20% off.

Download the 2 page sale details here

Download this document to see what's on SALE

 

Prefer to view the sale items in my online store? Click here

 

 

These stamps on SALE for 24 hours ONLY – Monday November 20

 Click on stamp set image for detailed information and prices of each set

 

How fabulous are these?!

My pick of the bunch would have to be the Number of Years set (love the 2-step flower images as well as the large numbers), Touches of Texture (fabulous for backgrounds and more), and Garden Girl (cute for colouring and making little note cards).

Do you want more?

Of course you do!

 

These items are on sale all week

Products are 10% – 40% off catalogue price  

 


There are some great bargains in there.

I’m going to grab quite a few extra packs of metal rimmed pearls. They colour beautifully with alcohol markers like our new Stampin’ Blends. And speaking of Stampin’ Blends, don’t forget we are still taking sign ups for club members. Collect all the available Stampin’ Blends, plus plenty of bonuses – more info here.


 

 

Happy shopping!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers are Here: Join the CLUB with bonuses!

Published by under blends | Nov 01 2017

 

Exciting news with the release of a brand new product line from Stampin’ Up!: Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Available now!

 

[Read on for news of the budget-friendly Stampin’ Blends Ordering Club, available in Australia through me and in the US through Rachel Tessman]

 

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What are Stampin’ Blends?

They are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colours.

 

How can you get them?

They are available from the new Stampin’ Blends page in my online store.  You can buy them here in Australia as individual markers for AUD$7.75, or combos for $15.50 where you get the light and dark shades of each colour. You will want to buy the light and dark of your chosen colour/s to get started, but it’s nice to know that you can buy replacements individually down the track if needed.

Being alcohol markers, the light and dark shades blend seamlessly to create an amazing depth to your coloured images. You will feel like a real artist!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself going through your stamp collection to dig out all those fabulous line art images to colour!

You can also join my monthly club (see below) to build your collection over time, and if you can’t wait and you want them all NOW simply use item code 147475 for all 12 combo packs.

 

New ‘Color Me Happy’ stamp set and project kit

Stampin’ Up! have also released a limited edition stamp set which is perfect for colouring with your new Stampin’ Blends, and there’s even a project kit to go with it (or you can use it with your own stamps). The gorgeous ‘Color Me Happy’ kit includes all the consumables you need to make 16 cards – 4 each of 4 different designs.

Buy them both in a bundle and you will get the clear mount stamp set and the full Color Me Happy kit for only $66.50, a saving of 10%. OR read on to find out how you can get the bundle and ALL the Stampin’ Blends – and much more – in my new Stampin’ Blends CLUB.

 

Exciting Announcement: New Blends Club

I’m thrilled to officially announce the launch of my new Stampin’ Blends ordering club. I have partnered with the fabulous Rachel Tessman – top US demonstrator, YouTuber and very talented crafter – to bring you a club unlike anything you’ve seen before. Rachel will be offering this club in the US, and if you here are in Australia you can get it (and all the exclusive bonuses) through me!

 

If you would love to have ALL the gorgeous alcohol markers released by Stampin’ Up!
but want to spread out your purchases over 4 months,
and if you love exclusive bonuses,
then this club is for you.

 

As a club member, all this is yours:

  • Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in Light and Dark in the following 12 colours: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate
  • Ivory and Bronze markers
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink (or refill)
  • Color Me Happy 10 piece stamp set
  • Color Me Happy Project Kit with all the pre-cut and prepared consumables to make 16 cards (including gold foil accents!)
  • Packet of Basic Jewels (choice of Rhinestones or Pearls) which can be coloured with Stampin’ Blends
  • FREE BONUS: Handmade card posted to you
  • FREE BONUS: Downloadable eBook, written by Rachel Tessman and Simone Bartrum, featuring hints and tips, colouring techniques, storage options and more.
  • FREE BONUS: ‘Just Add Colour’ Designer Series Paper panels, 12 x card-front size pieces, ready for colouring with your Stampin’ Blends
  • FREE BONUS: Feathery Friends exclusive host stamp set
  • FREE BONUS: Colour Lifter
  • All postage costs

Total cost: AUD$75 per month x 4 months, includes delivery to your door anywhere in Australia.

[Note: If you are in the US, contact Rachel and she will arrange for you to receive the same club in your own currency.] 

 

The Stampin’ Blends Club offers exceptional value for money, and you will have access to our ideas which will help you get the most out of your new colouring tools. This flyer explains how it works:

 

——Click to Download——

Stampin' Blends Club. Available in Australia from Simone Bartrum, and in the US from Rachel Tessman.

——Click to Download——

 

It will be so fun to run this special club in both Australia and the US at the same time. Don’t miss out on being part of it, so you can get access to the exclusive bonuses.

Want to join? Email or simply message me via Facebook and we will get the ball rolling.

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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CI 20: Stampin’ Up! ‘Home Life’ Shaker Card

Published by under cards | Oct 25 2017

Welcome to the latest Colour INKspiration Challenge blog hop. You have hopped along from the fabulous Krissy Buck, or perhaps you are starting here with me, Simone Bartrum. Either way, I hope you enjoy the projects we created for your inspiration.

 

 

The CI Crew are sharing projects using Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke. I’m loving these colours although I can’t say I’ve ever used them together before, which of course made it the perfect challenge.

This was our inspiration:

What a fabulously strong and vibrant combo!

I was inspired by both the colours and the picture that was the source of this colour combination, to create this card:

 

 

Home Life bundle

It uses the Home Life stamp set and the coordinating Welcome Home framelits. Seriously, you have GOT to check out this clever bundle. It’s a 3-step stamp set (3 individual stamps combine to create the house image), and one of the framelits cuts out 9 flowers at once! Yes, NINE. No need to fiddle around with tiny dies… this one large dies cuts out that many flowers. That alone is reason enough to get the bundle, if you ask me.

If you would like to see more hints and tips, check out the Home Life Bundle video created by Stampin’ Up! Watch video.

 

 

 

It’s not easy to tell in a still photo, but this card is actually a shaker card. The extra cut out flowers are shaking around loose inside the shaker cavity.

 

 

I love how the little pot and flower stem is included in this set. So cute!

Thanks for stopping by. For more inkspiration, continue on our blog hop to the very talented Jacque Williams from New Zealand. I absolutely love the card she created.

 

Next blog on the Colour INKspiration blog hop

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CTC 151 Season of Whimsy Mini Pizza Box

Published by under cards | Oct 22 2017

Welcome back to the CASEing the Catty blog hop. This week the crew are looking at the front covers of our Stampin’ Up! catalogues for inspiration, and also the exclusive host sets. What a fun theme!

 

 

Season of Whimsy

I chose the host set on page 3 the current Holiday catalogue, called Season of Whimsy, and in particular that card in the top right corner (see below).

Season of Whimsy

 

Except, I turned it into the cover of a Mini Pizza Box!

 

Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers

The ornaments were coloured using the brand new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, which will be available to customers from November 1. They are a dream to colour with.

And as you can see, they even colour our adhesive-backed rhinestones and pearls! I’m in heaven.

Colour Rhinestones with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. www.simonebartrum.com

 

I finished the box with the lovely Cherry Cobbler double-stitched ribbon tied around the box, and finished with a bow at the front.

 

Adding colour to the Mini Pizza Boxes

The boxes come white, but they are sooooo easy to change to any colour at all.

Simply add a few drops of ink refill to a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with Isocol alcohol (I used Old Olive ink), then spray until you get the desired depth of colour. It lightens as it dries, so you might find you need to add a few ‘coats’. Make sure the box is flat (i.e. unassembled) when you spritz it.

My box took a few minutes to be fully covered, and then another 5 minutes or so to completely dry.

 

 

Your turn to CASE the Catty

Will you join in the challenge this week? Click the link below to join our challenge group on Facebook.

 

 

And continue on the blog hop this week by visiting Angela here.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever

Published by under cards | Oct 20 2017

Recently I hosted a creative challenge and invited members to share a project using their BIGGEST stamp. As you can imagine, we had a lot of large background stamps, large flowers (Rose Wonder), trees (Lovely as a Tree) and big greetings, resulting in a delightful variety of interpretations.

My contribution to the challenge featured the large background stamp called “Watercolour Wash“.

Do something creative every day

 

Watercolour Wash

The large Stampin’ Up! ink pads were the perfect means to apply different shades of blue (Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party) onto the Watercolour Wash stamp. The lines looked a little ‘hard’ but a few wipes with a sponge wedge soon smoothed them out. The sponge also contributed to the mottled effect and a smoother ombre effect which I love.

 

Watercolor Wash background stamp by Stampin' Up!

 

A similar effect could be achieved by lightly spritzing the inked stamp with water.

The fun Crafting Forever stamp set was still out on my desk from the previous challenge, but I actually thought it wash the perfect fit for this background anyway. The pot of paint brushes were lightly watercoloured with Wink of Stella dipped into ink. Sharp scissors were the order of the day when it came time to fussy cut the image, but I adore how it looks when popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals on the card. Well worth the few minutes of time to snip it all out.

The Night of Navy banner at the back was embellished with a heat embossed sentiment in white, and a strip of thin shimmery washi tape.

 

paintbrushes: Crafting Forever stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

What a wonderful rule to live by: Do something creative every day.

Of course there are so many ways to be creative… in cooking, gardening, sewing, painting and of course in stamping and cardmaking. Some of us do a bit of everything! What sort of creative things have you done today? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Check out another Crafting Forever card here:

Crafting Forever by Simone Bartrum

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Stampin’ Up!’s Crafting Forever set & 10 Day Sale

Published by under cards | Oct 01 2017

Crafting Forever Housework Whenever by Simone Bartrum

*               Crafting Forever by Stampin’ Up!                *

 

 

October is here and I have so much to share with you I almost don’t know where to start!

First of all, how about we start with a card.

 

Crafting Forever

 

Crafting Forever by Simone Bartrum

 

 

I’m hosting a creative Inspiration Challenge in my team forum and online Customer VIP group this week, which is proving to be a lot of fun. We’re doing one challenge per day in the lead up to World Card Making Day, concluding on the 7th of October. Our first challenge was to find an uninked stamp in our collection and give it some love. I had used the Crafting Forever stamp set a few times (oh, those pens!), however hadn’t managed to stamp the peg spool image. Challenge accepted!

Crafting Forever peg spools

 

 

1. How to make the peg spool

 

2. How to make the Made With Love stamp with ‘glossy label’

  • Use Versamark clear ink to stamp the image on a sheet of wood-pattern paper from the Wood Texture paper stack
  • While the Versamark is still wet, sprinkle with clear embossing powder then heat set. Fussy cut.
  • Stamp the image again, but this time in black ink.
  • Cover the surface with the clear, glossy glue from the Fine Tip Glue pen, ensuring that the Made With Love ‘label’ part of the image is well covered.
  • Once it is completely dry, fussy cut out the label part and adhere it to the top of the ‘stamp’ image. It will end up looking like the glossy stickers that we adhere to the wood-mount stamps. Love it!

 

3. How to make the scissors with silver blades

  • Stamp the scissor image in clear Versamark ink on both Whisper White cardstock and silver foil sheet.
  • While the ink is still wet, sprinkle with black embossing powder and heat set.
  • Colour the handles black on the white sheet, then fussy cut the handles.
  • On the silver foil image, fussy cut the scissors. Adhere the black handles over the silver ones.

 

Images from Crafting Forever

 


Do you have an uninked stamp in your collection? Maybe you could dig it out today, then see what you can make with it. Leave a comment below to let me know how you go. xxx

 

World Card Making Day Specials

 

I’ve got some SUPER exciting news today. As part of the World Card Making Day celebrations, Stampin’ Up!® are knocking 15% off some of our favourite products for 10 days only. So if your motto is “Crafting forever – housework whenever” too, then this sale will definitely be of interest.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FLYER

World Cardmaking Day specials - page 1. Shop Stampin' Up! Australia at http://bit.ly/BuySU

World Cardmaking Day specials - page 2. Shop Stampin' Up! Australia at http://bit.ly/BuySUCLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FLYER

 

 

Patterned Paper Special

 

In addition to the WCMD (World Card Making Day) specials, there is a great Buy 3-Get 1 Free patterned paper sale on now too. Open the flyer here.

I go through stacks of patterned paper so couldn’t wait to get my order in. However, if you don’t use a lot you might want to think about splitting a few packs with a friend. You would both get 1 sheet of each double-sided design in the pack, so that could be a fun way to get even more variety.

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Crafting Forever Housework Whenever by Simone Bartrum

 

 

October Host Code

 

You can shop for Stampin’ Up! products anytime from anywhere in Australia by clicking on the Shop Now button below. If you’re ordering online make sure you use this month’s host code:

R3XPCVSG

Tracy C used last month’s host code and is the lucky recipient of the limited edition Merry Patterns stamp set as an extra gift from me. Congrats Tracy! Your stamp set will arrive in the mail next week, along with your hand stamped card.

 

 

 

 

Crafting Forever Housework Whenever by Simone Bartrum

 

 

With World Card Making Day coming up on Sunday, I hope you will join me in making a card or two this week. If you’re anything like me, our lives are so busy and often filled with competing interests, but it’s important to take time out for creative pursuits. Most of all, it *means something* to share your creation by writing a sincere message inside the card so make sure you pop it in the post too. I know that’s what I’ll be doing this week.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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