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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

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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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CTC147: Season to Sparkle

Published by under cards | Sep 24 2017

Season to Sparkle stamp set, by Stampin' Up!. From www.simonebartrum.com

 

 

It’s time for our Sunday evening blog hop, inspired by the gorgeous projects in the Stampin’ Up! catalogues.

 

This time the CASEing the Catty design team look at pages 28-35 of the Holiday Catalogue, which also includes the fabulous Watercolour Christmas Project Kit on page 33. I’ve made all the cards in the kit (in fact, it was one of our class projects at the Paperific Papercraft Expo recently), and often thought they would make a great layout for an alternative card.

So that’s exactly what I did this week.

I used the layout from this card on page 33…

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit, from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue page 33

…flipped it on its side, and turned it into this:

 

CASEing The Catty project: Season to Sparkle stamp set, by Stampin' Up!. From www.simonebartrum.com

 

Season to Sparkle card by Simone Bartrum

 

It was fun to create with the Season to Sparkle stamp set.

Basic Grey, Soft Sky and silver was the order of the day, with some extra bling in the form of rhinestones for even more sparkle.

Season to Sparkle stamp set, by Stampin' Up!. From www.simonebartrum.com

 

For the chandelier I used a combination of stamping and then heat embossing. I can’t remember the last time I did that so it was fun to try it again. Usually I do stamping OR heat embossing – not both in the one image.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Will you play along in this week’s CASEing the Catty challenge? Join us in the Facebook group here.

Next on the blog hop is my lovely friend Julia Quinn – you can check out her card here.

Happy stamping,

 

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CI 17: Super Duper Colour Combination

Published by under cards | Sep 13 2017

Colour INKspiration #17 Blog Hop - card from www.simonebartrum.com

Our colour palette this week for the Colour INKspiration challenge is a fabulously bright and happy combination, inspired by this fun variation of a garden shed.

 

Colour INKspiration #17

 

In Stampin’ Up! colours, we’re calling them Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo. You would have to be a brave soul to paint your garden furniture Lemon Lime Twist – but this really works. Love it.

So after pulling out my colours, and studying my stamp sets, I came up with this….

 

Colour INKspiration #17 Blog Hop - card from www.simonebartrum.com

 

The stamp set used is called, appropriately, Super Duper. It includes an awesome variety of stamps, but I particularly love the balloons and those fabulous sentiments.

 

Super Duper stamp set

 

Super Duper stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

For this card I stamped the main Super Duper sentiment twice: Once in Lemon Lime Twist and once in Tempting Turquoise. I cut the separate banner elements apart, and reunited them in different colours using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Colour INKspiration #17 Blog Hop - card from www.simonebartrum.com

 

Our colour combo this fortnight called for Flirty Flamingo too, so I tucked a little cardstock banner strip behind the main sentiment, and added a few tiny dots with the tip of a Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker.

An effective birthday card for the young or young-at-heart.

Colour INKspiration #17 Blog Hop - card from www.simonebartrum.com

Are you enjoying this colour combination?

Continue on around the blog hop to see what else the Colour INKspiration Crew has created. Next is the lovely Jackie Noble from New Zealand.

Next blog on the Colour INKspiration blog hop

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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CTC 144: Stampin’ Up! Quilted Christmas

Published by under cards | Sep 03 2017

Stampin' Up!'s Quilted Christmas

Welcome back to the CASEing The Catty blog hop. This week we jump in to the brand new Holiday Catalogue – to pages 4-9. This section features the Quilted Christmas suite, the Ready For Christmas bundle (which I’ve already shared a fair bit of in recent weeks), plus three other lovely watercolour-y stamp sets.

 

Quilted Christmas Suite

I loved the featured picture on page 4 (as above) with the lovely Christmas Quilt stamp set, Quilt Builder Framelits dies and all the other delicious embellishments that coordinate so beautifully.

These were the three projects I created:

 

Stampin' Up!'s Quilted Christmas. Projects created by Simone Bartrum.

 

Quilt Builder Framelits dies

 

The Quilt Builder Framelits dies includes 15 dies but I think my favourite is this adorable ribbon spool which is just perfect for wrapping a little twine around it.

 

Stampin' Up!'s Quilted Christmas. Project created by Simone Bartrum.

 

Mini Pizza Boxes

 

The Mini Pizza Boxes in the new holiday catalogue have quickly become a favourite.

My project is very much inspired by the one on page 4.

Mini Pizza Boxes by Stampin' Up!. Decorated with products from the Quilted Christmas suite.

 

Mini Treat Bag

 

The cardstock bag on page 4 was the inspiration for the next project, although at first glance they don’t look like they have much in common.

 

 

Mini Treat Bag by Stampin' Up. Decorated with products from the Quilted Christmas suite.

 

The Mini Treat Bag thinlits dies and Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper proved to be a great combination for a gift bag.

This paper stack comes in a very handy 6″x6″ size, so it’s perfect for die cutting through the Big Shot.

 

 

The Quilt Top embossing folder is lovely addition to the suite.

 

I embossed a panel of Designer Series Paper and also a piece of Vellum cardstock which adds interest to the front panel.

I LOVE embossing vellum!

This is such a cool technique.

 

 

Quilted Christmas suite - projects created by Simone Bartrum.

So there you go. I hope you enjoyed my Quilted Christmas projects this week, but you will find even more of it to inspire you over at Liz’s blog.

 

We’d also love you to join in! Create a project inspired by this same section of the 2017 Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalogue, and share it over on our CASEing The Catty Facebook Group. It’s heaps of fun. I’m sure you’ll find plenty there to inspire you because the projects shared in the group are absolutely gorgeous. See you there!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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2017 Stampin’ Up! Australia Holiday Catalogue

Published by under cards | Sep 01 2017

 

A new month is always exciting with Stampin’ Up!®.

And September 2017 certainly doesn’t disappoint.

We welcome a NEW 55 page catalogue AND a gorgeous new limited edition stamp set giveaway.

 

Creativity Delivered - Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Cover

 

New Holiday Catalogue

 

Ready for some crafty inspiration? Got Christmas on your mind?

I’m SO excited to present the brand new ‘Creativity Delivered’ Holiday catalogue, from Stampin’ Up!.

With 55 pages of inspirational ideas, cool new products and clever creations, this is a must-read for any paper crafter.

 

Check out this fun video to get you in the mood.

 

 

But there’s no need to wait any longer.

DOWNLOAD your new ‘Creativity Delivered’ Christmas holiday catalogue here

 

Show Stampin' Up! Australia with Simone Bartrum

 

Did you read about the awesome stamp set giveaway during September and October 2017?

Read about it in THIS POST.

 

 

 

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue

Stampin' Up! Australia Holiday Catalogue 2017

Stampin' Up! Australia Holiday Catalogue 2017

Any questions? Just ask.

I’m sure you’ll love the new Holiday Catalogue as much as I do.

Happy stamping

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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Merry Patterns: Limited Edition Stamp Set Giveaway

Published by under cards | Sep 01 2017

As if a new catalogue wasn’t exciting enough, Stampin’ Up! is kicking in with an exclusive, limited edition two-step stamp set called Merry Patterns with ALL orders over AUD$450! It’s a free bonus, in addition to all the regular Stampin’ Rewards and host benefits.

The cute stamp set is aptly called Merry Patterns.

Merry Patterns exclusive stamp set from Stampin' Up!

 

It’s such a clever one, especially the way the two-step stamping works with the candles. Watch THIS VIDEO to see what I mean.

 

And some cute projects made with Merry Patterns…

 

 

Remember, you won’t find this in any catalogue. It’s a gift!

I’ve worked out 4 different ways that YOU can get this set. Read on…

 

Four ways to get the Merry Patterns stamp set

  1. Cross off lots of items from your Wish List, and shop up big with a AUD $450 order, all by yourself! Shop from the new Holiday catalogue, or the Annual catalogue, or even from the Clearance Rack. If it’s available, it can all go towards the total and you’ll automatically earn the stamp set.
  2. OR Host a party! I come to you with everything you need for a mojo morning or a creative crafternoon. At the end of the class, you and your friends shop for their own Stampin’ Up! supplies and the total amount will earn you Stampin’ Rewards once it exceeds $250. And when it exceeds $450 you’ll also get the Merry Patterns set. Bonus! I travel pretty much all over Victoria, Australia, to teach at workshops. It’s something I love doing, and can’t wait to share this experience with you.
  3. OR we can set you up with a host code and you can do it all online. When your friends order and use your code, their orders go towards your total. When the order adds up to $450, you get the stamp set as well as the other host benefits. We work together to get this gorgeous set in your hot little hands.
  4. OR place a $50 order online using my special host code (see below) and enter my stamp set giveaway. You will also get a FREE pack of 6×6 patterned paper (6 sheets from a current range) as a bonus for using the host code. Everyone’s a winner.

 

What happens if you put in an order of $450 dollars?

You’ll get:

  • $450 worth of fabulous new products that you love
  • PLUS $45 in Stampin’ Rewards – plus access to the exclusive Host Only items
  • PLUS The limited edition Merry Patterns stamp set!

 

Can’t quite make it to $450 on your own, but you still want the stamp set?

Order online and add the latest Host Code at the checkout (see below). For every $50 you spend I’ll give you a virtual ‘ticket’, and when 9 tickets are allocated I’ll give away the Merry Patterns stamp set! Spend $100 and get 2 tickets, spend $150 and get 3 tickets, etc.

Remember to check back here just before you place your order, because a new host code is listed every time a stamp set is given away. (You can always message me before you place your order, just to check that you have the latest code).

Available to Australian residents only

 


 

The current Host Code:

JC946FN3

Learn how to add the Host Code to your order

 


 

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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