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2018 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip updates

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We are in Seattle at the moment, getting ready for the 2018 Stampin’Up Incentive Trip. So grateful to be attending our 9th trip – this time a week-long Alaskan Cruise! What a dream come true.

Just letting you know that I’ll be posting on my Stamping with Simone Facebook page while I’m away, so feel free to like and follow that page if you want to see photos of the trip as they happen.

I’ve also got a special Host Code for you to use while I’m away: 9M23XNQM. My shop is open as normal, so if you want to grab some Stampin’ Up! goodies just jump over to my online store and enter host code 9M23XNQM and you could get $25 in Stampin’Up! shopping vouchers. If your order is over $250 then you won’t need to use the code because you will automatically get $25 in host benefits to spend all by yourself! It’s a great deal.

Also just a quick reminder that we have two great specials on at the moment:

The choice is yours when you join Stampin’Up! – you can join to make money or join to save money. Or maybe a bit of both! Either way, a special bonus like this one is the perfect time to test the waters and see if being part of Stampin’Up! is for you. If you decide not to continue, then you’ll stop getting the discount but the kit is still yours to keep. I’ve loved my 10+ years with this wonderful company and still count my blessings that I took the plunge all those years ago.

Happy stamping!

Simone xxx

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JULY SPECIALS! (And they are REALLY good…)

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Happy July! Yes, it’s a really REALLY happy July if you love your Stampin’ Up! products and you love a bargain.

And don’t we all?

Let’s just get straight into it:

 

1. Join Stampin’ Up! Australia: Get a $400+ kit for $169!

 

Now is the perfect time to join Stampin' Up! - Get 10 ink pads for free

 

 

Ok, pick your jaw up off the floor. Yep, we had to as well. 

Join this month and you not only get the regular kit, which includes $235 worth of products of your choice PLUS catalogues and biz supplies worth $80, but you get a WHOLE STACK OF INK PADS for freeeeeeee. I know, it’s crazy isn’t it. Sometimes these *particularly* good specials come along and you just have to jump on it.

Were you a ‘demo’ before? You are welcome to join again!

Newbies are most welcome too. It’s an incredibly good deal and everything is yours to keep, even if you don’t stay on with Stampin’ Up! (although you’ll probably want to!) . Learn more here

 

Click to learn more about this month's joining special

 

 

2. Patterned Paper Special: Buy 3 Get 1 Free

Buy 3 Get 1 Free - patterned paper special

 

Love your scrapbook papers? Choose any 3 packs from those listed below, and you can choose another one for FREE!

Ordering tip:

The 10 packs listed here (ie all the same value) are the only ones part of the B3G1F special. The free pack will be automatically calculated at checkout, so if it’s not coming up as FREE then just check that all your picks are in this list. You can also click on any of the images below to learn more about the individual packs, such as sizes and coordinating colours. 

 

 

 

 

3. Paper Share

 

Stampin' Up! paper shares in Australia

 

If 4 stacks of paper loveliness is too much to handle, then join my paper share! 

For only *$20* you’ll get SIXTY-FOUR delightful 6″x6″ patterned paper squares. I’ll do all the cutting and packing, and the free paper will be shared, so it’s the easiest way for you to take advantage of this fabulous deal. What a great way to get an awesome sampling of these high-quality papers. And if you were wondering, YES you can buy more than 1 ‘share’ if you want! 

Free pick up, or I can pop it in the post for you (postage is extra). Get in quick as there are limited spots.

 

BONUS FREE TUTORIAL

As if it wasn’t already a fabulous deal, all members of the share AND anyone who takes advantage of the B3G1F special, will get a FREE TUTORIAL for a set of 3 cards with patterned paper.  

 

Contact Simone to reserve your share! 

 

 

Card Share

 

Now I can’t leave without sharing a pretty card or 5, so here are some cards we’ve made at my Stamparatus classes lately.
We’ll be making this at our Coffee and Cards class at Beechworth Bakery in Ballarat on July 11 at 10am.  Hope you can  join us.
 
Don’t have a Stamparatus of your own yet? Grab it now and you’ll get a 3 page ‘Top 12 Stamparatus Techniques’ document emailed to you for free!
 
 
Stamparatus Class project by Simone Bartrum
Oh my goodness, lots of news to share today and it’s ALL good!
 
Happy stamping, 
 
Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
 
 

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Something Distinctive from Stampin’ Up!: DistINKtive Stamps

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All about distinktive stamps - patent pending process by Stampin' Up!

 

One of the most innovative new products released by Stampin’ Up! in recent times is the new patent-pending ‘Distinktive‘ range of stamps.  

The stamps made with this distinktive process lay down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth. There’s nothing tricky about how to apply the ink: just ink the surface lightly for a perfect photographic finish. 

If you have a copy of the Australian Stampin’ Up! catalogue then you can turn to the inside back cover to see all the other stamps in this range. But for more creative ideas you’ve definitely come to the right place. 

 

 

DistINKtive Stamps Video

 

Curious about the DistINKtive stamps? Check out this video for some great info along with handy tips and tricks. (Keep an eye out for a big WOW moment at about the 3.19 minute mark!)

 

 

3 Ways to Add Colour to DistINKtive stamps

 

There are so many possibilities with these stamps, including the following:

  1. Stamp with one colour ink
  2. Stamp and colour in the image, or
  3. Layer different inks on the stamp with a sponge dauber.

 

 

DistINKtive stamps currently available:

 

  1. Healing Hugs

Click HERE to learn more about the Healing Hugs stamp set. 

 

What a stunning flower. Doesn’t it look completely different when you ink it up in two vastly different colours? We’ve got Coastal Cabana above, and Blackberry Bliss below. 

 

Healing Hugs by Stampin' Up!

Healing Hugs by Stampin' Up!

 

 

2. Bokeh Dots

Click HERE to learn more about the Bokeh Dots stamp set. 

Oh my gosh, these two stamps are so unusual and so clever! Did you know they are perfectly sized to fit on an ink pad?! Mind blown, right? 

 

Whenever I say ‘bokeh dots’ I always smile, because it sounds like I’m saying ‘polka dots’. Yes, it seems I’m easily amused. hehehe. 

 

Bokeh Dots stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

The bokeh one on the left has a fine grid overlaid on it, and the one on the right reminds me of fireworks. Utterly gorgeous. 

Bokeh Dots stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

 

3.  Seize The Day

Click HERE to learn more about the 8 piece Seize The Day stamp set. 

An outdoorsy, natural set with inspirational sentiments. 

 

Seize The Day stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

Seize The Day stamp set

 

 

Seize the Day stamp set, available in clear mount or wood mount. Stampin' Up!

 

 

4. Stylish Christmas

Click HERE to learn more about this festive 7 piece Stylish Christmas stamp set.

This is probably my favourite of them all. Of course, it’s to do with Christmas so it’s already a winner but I’m just totally in love with the poinsettia flower. 

 

Stylish Christmas stamp set

 

Stylish Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

Stylish Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

Stylish Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

Lovely sentiments too. 

 

Stylish Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

5. All The Good Things

Click HERE to learn more about the Japanese-inspired All The Good Things stamp set.

The final DistINKtive stamp set on offer in the latest Stampin’ Up! catalogue features an amazing koi fish and some beautiful inspirational messages. Did you know that Koi fish are symbols of love and friendship in Japan. You can learn 15 fun Koi fish facts right here

 

All The Good Things stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

I have always been fascinated by bonsai right back to my childhood so was thrilled to see one in this stamp set too. 

 

All The Good Things stamp set by Stampin' Up!

 

All The Good Things stamp set by Stampin' Up!

All The Good Things by Stampin' Up!

 

 

Pretty amazing, aren’t they! Which one is your favourite? 

If you’re in Australia you can order any of these stamp sets from my online store and they’ll be sent directly to you. To order, just click the button below and type ‘distinktive’ (with a K) into the search bar of my shop. 

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Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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CTC 182: Stampin’ Up! Stitched Labels

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Stampin' Up! Stitched Labels dies include 10 versatile dies

 

This week the CASEing the Catty challenge blog hop turns to pages 13 – 25 of the new annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue. So many lovely projects to inspire us, beginning with the oh-so-sweet Tea Room suite through to a number of new and carry-over stamp sets and framelits.

 

Technique: Die Cut Window Tearing  

 

Stitched Labels card CTC 182 Simone Bartrum

 

I was inspired by the layout on page 17 (see below), especially how the middle of the die cut shape was torn open to create a window with a stamped image peeking through. The die is from the Stitched Labels set (more on that below).  

 

Stampin' Up! catalogue project from page 17 - Stitched All Around dies

 

I found it easier to cut the middle of the shape with my scissors first, and then tear. 

A helpful tip: Stamp the peek-through image and keep it close by. Use it to compare the size of the window you need to tear open. 

 

Stitched Labels framelits from www.simonebartrum.com

 

Oh the possibilities! What a fabulous technique to use with all of our larger dies.

Having a look through the latest Stampin’ Up! offerings, I think the following framelits would be great ones to try with this technique: 

 

(Click on the images above to learn more about these dies)

 

 

Stitched Labels framelits

 

All the framelits used on my card were from a newly released set called Stitched Labels. I think it’s a fabulous addition to any die cutting collection.

 

 

One of the hidden gems in the Stitched Labels dies is this circled one above.

You can see how it has been used on the lower half of this card here. 

 

On Your Special Day - Stitched Labels from www.simonebartrum.com

 

It creates a fabulous detailed cut accent without cutting the outline of the die. 

 

Detailed Die Cutting from the Stitched Labels framelits from www.simonebartrum.com

 

Colours used on today’s project were Rich Razzleberry, Petal Pink, and the greens from the gorgeous Tranquil Textures designer series paper pack. I’m loving this paper! It’s quite striking and bold on one side, and much more muted on the other. Something for everyone. 

Tranquil Textures designer series paper from Stampin' Up!

[If you love patterned paper, you’ll be excited to know I’ll soon be offering a PAPER SHARE! Only 9 spots, so if you want to get your hands on 64 sheets of 6″x6″ patterned paper, for around the cost of a SINGLE PACK, then don’t miss out. Registration is opening later this month, ready for ordering on 1st of July. Request early access to register via email.]    

 

 

Stampin' Up! Stitched Labels dies - 10 versatile dies in one pack

 

Next on the hop is the fabulous Monique. Click on the link below to see what she has for us this week. 

Thanks for visiting me this week. 

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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CTC 181 – CASEing the New Catalogue: Delightfully Detailed Memories & More

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What an exciting week at CASEing the Catty – the first one of the NEW catalogue

This week the theme was pretty broad. We could choose anything at all from the fabulous new 240+ catalogue so I started at the beginning, quite literally, with the inside cover. 

The cute scrapbook pages reflecting on the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up! caught my eye, and it was fun to look at the pages closely. What an amazing family! Shelli (co-founder) and Sterling, their amazing children and extended family including daughter Sara who is doing such a wonderful job as the current CEO.

 

 

I can’t even begin to imagine the sacrifices that every member of their family has made for Stampin’ Up!®. Rewarding, I’m sure. But I have no doubt there were many sacrifices too, and I’m very grateful for all they have done and continue to do so that we are spoilt for choice each new catalogue launch. 

In fact, it was the photo of Sara and her family that was the inspiration for my cards this week.

Here it is:

 

Memories & More

 

Memory keeping was on my mind, so I reached for the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack and used the layout as inspiration this week.

This is what I created: 

 

Not a photo in sight! And amazingly not even a single stamp was used on this card. This is a great example of what the ‘and more‘ in ‘Memories & More’ refers to. The cards can be used for scrapbook pages, or card fronts, or gift tags, or lunchbox notes, or anything at all.

This card pack is such good value too at only AUD$17.50 for 50 double-sided cards in different sizes, 6 laser cut specialty cards and 4 sticker sheets.  

 

 

I added some of the Mint Macaron twine from the Nature’s Twine Pack, and unravelled and gathered some of it for extra interest. I love how the strands of the twine can be separated and used one their own, or with another couple of strands for a thicker detail. 

 

This card was a lot of fun to make, so I continued with another. Rotating the layout to the right gave me this one: 

 

Still just featuring the cards from the Memories & More card pack, and some twine from the Nature’s Twine pack. So fun! Really looking forward to trying similar cards with the new Tea Room card pack too. 

Let’s continue along the hop today to visit Jackie from New Zealand and see what she has for us this week. 

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Hundreds of New Products – New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is LIVE

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It’s officially the 1st of June here in Australia and you know what that means…

 

The new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! catalogue is HERE

 

Click image below to view the catalogue online

The new Stampin' Up! catalogue for Australia is now HERE

 

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