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CTC 120: Everyday Hero Comic Strip Card – With Measurements!

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COMIC STRIP card, made with the Everyday Hero stamp set, part of the CASEing the Catty Blog Hop by www.simonebartrum.com

Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.
Every Sunday night at 7pm AEST/8pm AEDT, the CTC Crew share great ideas from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.  We either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a project or we use a layout or even a colour combo as inspiration for our own creations.
This week, we are sharing our projects inspired by pages 46 – 49 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

Come and join us! Make your own project and share it  in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.  


 

This week we were given pages 46-49 of the Occasions catalogue to look to for inspiration, and even though most of those belong to the Urban Underground suite I chose the fabulous Everyday Hero cards instead.

In particular, the striking comic strip (comic book) themed card on page 49. Here it is:

Comic Strip card. Everyday Hero stamp set by Stampin' Up! - www.simonebartrum.com

Oh my! I love this layout so much. And I think I’m not the only one ;) You might see a few of these cards on our hop this week. xxx

I kept the same layout and stamp set but added a bit of GIRLPOWER to my comic strip card!

Everyday Hero stamp set, Stampin' Up! Australia - www.simonebartrum.com

The trickiest part with these Comic Strip cards is coming up with the measurements, so I’ve made life a bit easier for you by listing those dimensions below.

MEASUREMENTS: Everyday Hero Comic Strip Card

NOTE: I start with A4 size paper which we use here in Australia and I believe it’s used in Europe too so I’ve used only millimetres.

CARD BASE:

21cm x 14.5cm, scored at 10.5cm (you’ll get 2 bases from one sheet of A4 cardstock, plus a few mm’s trimmed off). I used Thick Whisper White cardstock from Stampin’ Up!.

TOP ROW:
  • 7cm x 4cm Blushing Bride
  • 4cm x 2cm Sahara Sand
MIDDLE ROW:
  • 4cm x 3cm Real Red (embossed with the Lucky Stars embossing folder)
  • 6cm x 4cm Daffodil Delight
BOTTOM ROW:
  • 9.5cm x 4.5cm Sahara Sand
SPACING:

There should be an even 5mm (half centimetre) spacing around each box.

Struggling with the spacing? Cut a 5mm strip of thick cardboard and use that as a DIY block divider.

Everyday Hero stamp set, Stampin' Up! Australia - www.simonebartrum.com

For a bit of WOW, try adding some extra embellishments or raising the fussy cut pieces with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Everyday Hero stamp set, Stampin' Up! Australia - www.simonebartrum.com

 

Supergirl was stamped on Shimmery White cardstock in Stazon ink. Colour was added by first wetting each section and adding ink dipped on the end of an Aqua Painter. The colour will pool in the wet area, so the trick is to resist every urge to touch the paper until it’s totally dry.

Otherwise it will run = huge inky mess.

Yep, it really will ;)

 

Everyday Hero stamp set, Stampin' Up! Australia - www.simonebartrum.com

 

Oh and those fabulous Pacific Point blue stars are from the Star Blast Edgelits dies. Have another look at those dies if you overlooked them originally. Seriously! They are much more versatile than they first seem, that’s for sure.

 


 

Well, that’s it for me this week!

Thanks for visiting but I hope you’ll stick with me as we continue on the blog hop. Our next stop is Judy May. Let’s see what she has created for us this week…

Click here to go to the next blog in this week's hop

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

P.S. Have you booked your spot in this week’s pop-up and pop-out card class?

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CI05: Colour INKspiration – Stampin’ Up! Little Cuties

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Stampin' Up! Little Cuties stamp set, with this fortnight's colour combo of Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand

#CI05: Hello Baby Card from www.simonebartrum.com

 

 

It’s a big call, I know. But I have to say it.

This colour combination is my favourite so far!

The challenge this time was to use Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand.

And how adorable is our inspiration board? Love it! Bronwyn Eastley, the creator of Colour INKspiration challenges, is a genius at coming up with these fantastic colour combos inspired by other images.

 

I think I must have babies on the brain at the moment, so that’s the theme I went with.

Some friends are having babies, others are becoming grandparents for the very first time (how exciting!), and we had a few requests to do baby cards in stamp club this month too.

The lovely soft pastel colours are ideal for a baby card – although it was a little more challenging to use the colours on a single project.

This is what I ended up with….

 

#CI05: Hello Baby Card from www.simonebartrum.com

This is an oversized card, which is 14.5cm x 14.5cm.

It features the Little Cuties stamp set from the Occasions catalogue, and the ‘hello’ and ‘baby’ stamps from Tin of Cards stamp set.

Also dabbled with a little bit of watercolour wash on the Shimmery White cardstock. Shimmery White gives great results for this kind of colouring, because it is more resistant to all the water that goes on. The rocking part was paper pieced onto the base – stamped and fussy cut from Sahara Sand cardstock.

 

#CI05: Hello Baby Card from www.simonebartrum.com

 

Really lovely, soft colours that work beautifully together. Sahara Sand is a great neutral colour.

 

 

#CI05: Hello Baby Card from www.simonebartrum.com

 

The Blushing Bride ribbon is a handy one for the collection too.

I hope you are enjoying seeing all the other projects using this colour combo – you can continue along the hop to visit Jackie’s blog here.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 


 

I hope you enjoyed this 5th Colour INKspiration challenge. Each fortnight the crew inspires you with a blog hop as we unveil the new challenge colours, and you can join in on our challenge page! Come and join us. For a little bit of extra fun, each week the crew will pick a winner, and there’ll be a people’s choice winner too.  

 

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CTC 117: Stampin’ Up! Tasty Trucks

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Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.
Every Sunday night at 7pm AEST/8pm AEDT, the CTC Crew share great ideas from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogues.  We either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a project in the catalogue, or we use an aspect like a layout or colour combo as inspiration for our own creations.
This week, we are sharing our projects inspired by pages 12 to 15 of the 2017 Sale-a-bration Brochure.

CTC 117 CASEing the Catty


Come and join us! Make your own project and share it  in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.  


 

Tasty Trucks

Tasty Trucks is such a cute little Sale-a-bration item, and is proving to be quite popular with my customers.

That adorable truck alone is worth it!

Here is the lovely card that caught my eye for this week’s CASE-ing The Catty challenge:

Sale-a-bration 2017: Tasty Trucks

 

Tasty Trucks is on page 12 of the Sale-a-bration brochure, and is a 16 piece photopolymer stamp set.

And here is what I came up with…

CTC117 Tasty Trucks Happy Birthday card

 

I kept everything fairly close to the original, although I did switch out the embossing folder and experimented with a touch of double embossing.

Have you tried that technique before?

Double Embossing

Simply run a panel of cardstock through the Big Shot with your chosen embossing folder, then run it through again after moving the cardstock slightly.

Double embossed bricks - from www.simonebartrum.com

 

You end up with a very interesting look. I wanted the bricks to look a little smaller on my card, and I think it worked quite well.

 

CTC117 Tasty Trucks Happy Birthday card

 

The stamp set comes with a variety of cute little sentiments and smaller icon-type images… including:

  • a cupcake,
  • ice cream,
  • hot dog,
  • sausages,
  • stack of pancakes
  • and – a taco!

The taco is quite a big deal in our family. We are a fan of Taco Tuesday so that little taco has appeared in my planner more than once, and will no doubt be added to my collection of planner stamps. I’ll upload a picture of it in my planner over on my Facebook page.

The Happy Birthday was actually part of a longer sentiment, but I cut it apart as I often do if I want to get a bit more versatility out of the stamp. It saves me having to mask off the part I don’t want, and I can easily use different colours for the different words.

Tasty Trucks Sale-a-bration 2017. CTC 117 from www.simonebartrum.com

 

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Continue on to Kelly’s fabulous blog to see what she has in store for you today.

Click here to go to the next blog in this week's hop

 

And as always, please feel free to join in if you’d like to CASE (copy & share) your own project from pages 12 to 15 of the Sale-a-bration brochure.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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CI04: Colour INKspiration

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Well hello! And welcome to the 4th Colour INKspiration challengeEach fortnight the crew inspires you with a blog hop as we unveil the new challenge colours, and you can join in on our challenge page! Come and join us. For a little bit of extra fun, each week the crew will pick a winner, and there’ll be a people’s choice winner too.  


This time we have some big, bold, strong colours. Wow – aren’t they powerful?

Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry and white.

And this is what I came up with…

Any Occasion and Basket Bunch card, for Colour Inkspiration #04  (from www.simonebartrum.com)

Definitely a softer version of the same colours.

It uses the Basket Bunch stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue.

The greeting is from the Sale-a-bration stamp set called Any Occasion (#143348).

Any Occasion and Basket Bunch card, for Colour Inkspiration #04  (from www.simonebartrum.com)

 

I did a touch of water colouring on Shimmery White cardstock for the daffodils.

For the tinted embossing, there were a few steps.

  1. Ink the stamp with Versamark ink
  2. Immediately after that ink the stamp in Crushed Curry
  3. Stamp the image onto the cardstock
  4. Poured the clear embossing powder on top of the stamped image, shake off the excess and let the heat tool work its magic.

Tinted heat embossing (www.simonebartrum.com)

The embossing created a nice raised edge, which makes the watercolouring even easier.

 

Any Occasion and Basket Bunch card, for Colour Inkspiration #04  (from www.simonebartrum.com)

 

Any Occasion and Basket Bunch card, for Colour Inkspiration #04  (from www.simonebartrum.com)

Thanks for visiting today. Next on the hop is the lovely Julia Quinn.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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February News: Upcoming Events & more

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Tasty Trucks - Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration gift (free with AUD$90 order

Images © Stampin’ Up!® – Tasty Trucks stamp set… One of the free Sale-a-bration gifts, free with a AUD$90 order

Hi friends,

Just dropping in today with some exciting Sale-a-bration news, and info about some upcoming events.

Life is busy and we all *hate* missing out on fun events due to a date clash – I know I do – so I thought you might like to know about some important crafty dates coming up.

  1. Upcoming class: Thursday February 23 1-3pm

    Together we’ll create 3 lovely little projects and the cost is only $15. The class is held in Creswick, not far from the beautiful historic city of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia. All welcome, but bookings are essential. Contact me to reserve your spot. (EDITED: 1 spot available)

    Pencil in these dates too, but spots are filling so let me know if you’d like come too.
    Thursday 23rd March 1-3pm: Pop-Up Birthday Surprise (featuring Balloon Pop-Ups and Star Blast Edgelits)
    Thursday 6th April 1-3pm: Birthday Card Class (featuring Cake Crazy, Big On Birthdays, Carousel Birthday)
    Thursday 4th May 1-3pm: Cards for the Ladies – Mum, Friend, Daughter

    Can’t wait to make something with you!

  2. Upcoming Craft Shows: Ballarat CraftAlive

    CraftAlive Ballarat: 31st March - 2nd April

    Debbie, Lorinda and I can’t wait to be back again at this event, probably my favourite of the craft shows.

    Aaaaaaaand….. (drum roll please)….. we have a new larger space and will be holding classes throughout the show from within our site!  Oooooh we are so excited about this!
    Stay tuned for more details.

  3. New Sale-a-bration choices are here!

    Sale-a-bration has been going for about 6 weeks now.

    Did you know that over HALF A MILLION free Sale-a-bration items have been redeemed around the world?
    Woah nelly, that’s a lot.

    We know you’re loving the offerings this year, but you’re in for an even bigger treat.

    From TODAY we have 3 NEW Sale-a-bration items for you to choose from. And trust me, you’ll LOVE them.
    Don’t worry, the other ones aren’t going away. You’ll just three more to choose from!

    >View them HERE<

We have a fabulous pack of 6×6 Glimmer Paper that coordinate with Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaroon, a delightful stamp set (soon to be my fave) called Reverse Words, and multi-layering set called Make A Medallion. Download the flyer.

We have just 6 weeks left so don’t miss out on filling the last of your wish list orders, and picking up some awesome free gifts at the same time.

We {heart} Sale-a-bration!

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

Delicate Details - Sale-a-bration stamp set

 

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CTC116: Stampin’ Up! Dragonfly Dreams & Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

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Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty blog hop.
Every Sunday night at 7pm AEST/8pm AEDT, the CTC Crew share ideas from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogues. For our chosen project we either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or we use the layout or colour combo as inspiration for our own creations.
This week, we are sharing our projects inspired by pages 20-31 of the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

      CTC116: CASEing the Catty

Come and join us! Make your own project and share it  in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge Facebook Group.  


 

We were given a fairly broad scope this week for the CTC challenge. Eleven whole pages to choose from!

My inspiration came from a little card that was tucked down in the bottom right corner of page 26. It caught my eye, because it was highlighting the fabulous new Dragonfly Dreams bundle and I loved the dimension on the card. It looked as though the wings were flying right off the front.

 

Dragonfly Dreams

I was inspired by the layout and the use of those delicate little dragonflies. Stampin’ Up!’s Detailed Dragonfly thinlits are gorgeous.

Here is what I came up with…

Detailed Dragonfly card. CTC116 by Simone Bartrum.

I swapped out the colours, taking inspiration from the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series patterned paper.

 

 

Although in saying that, I did use Wisteria Wonder which isn’t actually listed as a coordinating colour but it sure goes well.

Wisteria Wonder… wow, haven’t used that colour in a loooooong time. I do love how these challenges get us trying different things.

 

I finished the inside with a little strip of patterned paper and the white card insert.

 

This card is ready to send off to my hostess from a recent workshop. Even after all these years (nearly 10 of them!) I still really love to hold workshops. It’s so much fun to create a card or 3 together, and learn little handy hints from each other. The banter and fun that goes on around the crafting table is my favourite part, and keeps me smiling all the way home.

Well onto the next project on the hop… and we have our bright and bubbly and very talented Kelly Kent. I’m a big fan of Kelly’s work, so I can’t wait to share it with you. Just click on the button below.

 

 Click here to go to the next blog in this week's hop

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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