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CTC 82 – Stampin’ Up! Christmas

Published by under cards | Jun 12 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

Welcome back to the weekend CASE-ing the Catty blog hop, where each week the CTC crew look at one section of the annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue and CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) a project.

This week we are looking at the Christmas section on pages 26 – 37. 

Here is my project…

Peaceful Pines in Marina Mist, Pool Party and Emerald Envy. Something a bit different! From www.simonebartrum.com (CTC82)

And this was the inspiration from page 29…

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I kept everything pretty much the same except for the colours. I used Marina Mist, Pool Party and Emerald Envy for the trees.

Now that’s a different look! I know, I know, trees generally aren’t blue. But hey it’s a card so it can be any colour we want! ;)

 

I have to tell you… I was thrilled to bits to see that we’re starting to look at Christmas. We are 6 months out, but I plan on making a (little) stack of Christmas cards each and every month between now and the big day.

How awesome will it be to have them all ready come November/December!

Are you with me?

Well if you are serious, then think about joining me for my Christmas in July stamp-a-stack classes. You’ll have a fun 2- hour crafting session with everything supplied, and will leave with the start of your 2016 Christmas card collection! Cost is only $20, and numbers are limited so contact me if you would your spot reserved. We’ll make a selection of different cards using exciting new products and some of my all-time-favourites.

Sessions will be held on:

  • Sunday 10th July at 3pm
  • Tuesday 12th July at 1pm
  • Friday 15th July at 7pm

Classes are held in central Victoria (near Ballarat/Daylesford)

 

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Next up on this week’s blog hop is the lovely Monique. Just click on the link below to check out her creations.

If you get lost along the way, just click HERE to visit the Case-ing The Catty blog.

 

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Don’t forget we are looking for new design team members! Click here for all the info.

 

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

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CTC 81: Birthdays – Confetti Celebration meets Blooms & Bliss 

Published by under General | Jun 05 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

Hi friends, It’s great to be back with the CTC crew again. I really missed creating while I was away on our big trip, so it was a joy to be back in the craft room this week.

This week we are CASEing (copy & sharing) from pages 10 to 25 of the new annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

Its all about one of our favourite card making topics. BIRTHDAYS!

You may have joined me from Monique’s blog, or you can start here. Either way, just keep hopping around and you’ll see lots of lovely projects to inspire you.

 

Haven’t seen the catalogue yet? Download it here.

 

Let’s get straight to the card:

CCTC81: Confetti Celebration stamp set meets Blooms & Bliss designer series paper. Check it out at www.simonebartrum.com (June 2016).

 

I was inspired by the layout of a card on page 10. Here it is on the left:

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I used some of the new papers and accessories that I was lucky enough to get last week on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip, namely the pretty Blooms and Bliss designer series paper and the new In Color Doilies (see above).

 

The stamp set used is the one on page 12, called Confetti Celebration. What a great set! I love the adorable row of lights which you could fill with bright colours, or just use them as a subtle background using Versamark ink like I’ve done here. The balloon and star are also versatile images. And of course the sentiments and happy birthday messages are always handy.

I can see that I’ll be using this set a lot.

 

Design Team spots now available:

Are you interested in joining a design team featuring Stampin’ Up! products? We are looking for Australian or New Zealand demonstrators to join the CASE-ing The Catty Crew. Simply join in the challenge this month (click HERE for the link) and let us know you are interested! 

 

To continue on this week’s blog hop click on the next button below and you’ll be magically transported to Kathryn’s lovely blog.

 

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Have a fabulous week!

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

 

 

 

 

 

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New Stampin’ Up! Australia Catalogue & June Specials!

Published by under catalogue,specials | Jun 01 2016

2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalogue

It’s here! The wait is over.

The 2016-2017 annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is now live. 

Click HERE to download the pdf (note – it’s big!). 

OR

CLICK HERE to view all the products in my online store and start shopping.

But before you do, check out these awesome specials that are on for the month of June only.

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June is an epic month for ordering from the new catalogue!

Whether you’re a host of a workshop or simply an avid shopper with a big wish list, simply place a total order of  $450 AUD or more in sales and receive $50 AUD in EXTRA Stampin’ Rewards. Remember, that’s ON TOP of the regular awards you would have got anyway.

Gather your friends and put in a group order. Or invite me over to do a free make & take and have some crafty fun while earning Stampin’ Rewards. Or simply check off all those items at the top of your wish list and place a single order over $450. Believe me, it’s not hard to do with so many gorgeous new products.

Bonus Stampin' Rewards Chart - for June 2016

Tip: This might be a good time to think about joining Stampin’ Up! too. Did you know that Stampin’ Rewards (aka host benefits) can go towards the cost of the starter kit? So you could potentially join for little or no cost. Contact me for more details.  

You Are Remarkable

On the topic of joining, check out this MASSIVE bonus for joining my Stampin’ Up! team in June:

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How awesome is this?!

Join my team this month and get two FREE stamp sets in your Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $178 AUD, depending on which stamps your new recruit chooses.

Tip: Check out the Stamp Set index from page 202 to choose the higher priced sets as your freebies. You’ll see the price next to the title and page number. This is a great way of getting the best value from the current promotion. 

If craft is a big part of your life, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Sometimes the stars just align. Joining the Stampin’ Up! family will give you access to all our products at a fabulous ongoing discount – potentially saving you loads of money over the coming years, as well as access to training resources and secret stamping stuff that is for ‘demonstrator eyes only’. Joining my team will give you a VIP pass to the EurekaStampers – our team of demonstrators from all over Australia. As my direct, you’ll have me as your biggest supporter and cheerleader, coach, and crafting buddy. I have helped dozens of crafters get started, from purely hobbyists who enjoy buying from themselves, to business demonstrators who have achieved great success and kicked many personal goals. I’d love to welcome you to the team too! Contact me for more info.

Be part of something amazing

 

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

 

 

 

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CTC 76: Have a Cuppa

Published by under cards | May 01 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

Have a Cuppa Suite, by Stampin' Up!

 

This week we’re looking at the Have a Cuppa suite of products on pages 34 – 37 of the Occasions Catalogue.

The gorgeous A Nice Cuppa stamp set and coordinating Cups & Kettle Framelits are retiring! Nooooooo……

The good news is the bundle is still available in Australia (as of today) although I know in some other markets around the world it is already sold out.

So Aussies, you still have a chance to add these stamps and dies to your collection – buy them together for a 15% saving!

 

What I love MOST about this bundle:

  • the adorable little spoon, knife and fork framelits… Oh my goodness, they look amazing die cut from silver foil paper
  • The coffee cup die!
  • The little heart-shaped steam – gorgeous cut out in vellum
  • The sweet little tea bag stamps
  • It’s unique! These are the kinds of dies that people search for after they are no longer available. Don’t miss out – you’ll regret it!

Here is my project, based on the cute treat bag on page 34.

Cups & Kettle Framelits - Treat Bag. www.simonebartrum.com

 

And here was the inspiration. I kept it mostly the same. We made this project in a few classes and events recently – a fun and practical project.

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This year we are doing a monthly challenge and I’d love for you to join in. If you’ve been inspired by our blog hop, just add to the linky tool in this post which will run for the whole of the month.

 

A temporary good bye…

This will be my last CTC post for a few weeks, as we are about to head off to Europe for the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. My hubby, kids and I will join qualified demonstrators from around the world on an amazing Mediterranean Cruise to Spain, Italy and France. Don’t forget to follow my Stamping With Simone Facebook Page for updates on our Stampin’ Up! cruise adventures.

 

Next stop on the hop is the lovely Monique Fielder, you can check out her work here or click on the Next button below.

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

 

 

 

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Retiring List – Here it is!

Published by under cards | Apr 19 2016

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Download the full list – with awesome discounts – HERE

Can't Miss These Deals!

 

You can also check out the retiring products in my online store HERE.

 

HOT TIP:

While you’re in the online store, don’t forget to check out the Weekly Deals. On 19th April ONLY you can order from the Weekly Deals, Clearance Rack and Retiring List all at the same time!

 

You can also contact me anytime today and I will be happy to take care of the ordering for you. Just email or phone/SMS to 0411 642 038.

Have fun!

Simone xxx

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CTC 74: Shine On

Published by under cards | Apr 10 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

 

This week the CTC Crew are turning to pages 30 – 33 of the Occasions Catalogue for inspiration. This includes the gorgeous Shine On suite and some of our fabulous kits.

Shine On Suite - Occasions Catalogue 2016 by Stampin' Up!

I have to say the Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper is waaaaayyy better in real life. Heavier weight kraft paper and fabulous silver foil designs on one side of the paper. LOVE.

Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

Inspired by the samples on page 30 of the Occasions Catalogue, I made a little card and gift box ensemble.

 

Shine On ensemble
The gift box is made using the Curvy Keepsakes die. It’s a great size for holding jewellery or sweet treats.

The specialty paper is heavier than regular designer series paper so it’s perfect for boxes.

Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsakes die cut in the Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper. So shiny in real life!

The matching card has some of the same foil specialty paper with a touch of Cucumber Crush and Real Red.

 

A Little Something Card - Shine On Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

Here are some other cards I made recently with the Shine On paper, this time with Pool Party.
Shine On Pool Party

For more inspiration, continue on to see what Rebecca has in store for us this week. At any time you can also visit the CTC blog HERE.

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Note: Next week there will be no CTC blog hop. We are having a week off because many of the crew will be attending the OnStage Events held simultaneously in various places around the world. There are two a year – one in April and and another in November, and are fun and informative Stampin’ Up! hosted events. We’re excited! The crew will be back on April 24.

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

 

 

 

 

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