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Stampin’ Up! Australia ‘Retiring List’ is Coming!

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Well this is it.

It’s nearly time to say goodbye to our current Stampin’ Up! catalogue. And with it, many of our favourite products.

 

Each year we see crafters who miss out on amazing deals because their favourite item just sold out. Aarrghhh!!

To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, and to help you during the catalogue transition, I’ve outlined 3 simple steps.

 

1. Visit my Online Store today and Register

Just click CREATE ACCOUNT. It only takes a minute and will set you up for quick access with preferred pricing! The retiring list comes out TOMORROW (Friday 31st May) so you’ll definitely want to do this now. It’s free and there’s no obligation!

 

2.  On Friday 31st of May (set a reminder on your phone!) come back here or visit my blog to view the Retiring List. Have a highlighter and your catalogue handy as you work out your must-have list.

 

3. Then login to my Online Store (using the email address you registered with) and grab your bargains before they’re all gone. Use hostess code 9XQGZSKU to go in the running for a free stamp set of your choice. If you’d prefer not to do it online, just call me or email your order and I’ll do it for you.  

Important Note: The Retiring products are available until sold out.

 

BONUS: The first 20 people who order from my online store after 31st May will receive a hand-stamped card and gift! I’ve been making some fun covered note-pads and I can’t wait to share them with you! Just a little thank you to my valued customers.

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NEW CATALOGUE UPDATE: Plans are already underway to get the brand new 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! catalogue into your hands.
We know how much you want to see it! It goes live in July, and is absolutely gorgeous!!!! We were lucky enough to get a copy at Convention last week, and I know you’ll love it too.
Remember that my existing customers get a FREE copy on request.
Alternatively you can preorder a copy for $10 which includes delivery to your door.

 

See you tomorrow – woohooo SOOOOO exciting!!!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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The tale of a card on Pinterest: Cutaway Technique

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I have a funny story to tell about a simple card that went on to big things.

Back in 2010 I shared some cards on my blog from a team swap.

One of them was this card by the lovely Debbie Hand.

Over the years I noticed  that a lot – and I mean A LOT – of visitors were coming to my blog to visit this card, mainly from Pinterest.

Many have emailed me about it. Most shared how much they liked the design. Some had CASEd it. Occasionally people asked how to make it. I even had an angry email (“why don’t you ladies give instructions!”).

I sent many emails explaining how I believe, just by looking at it, that the card was made. But in the past week alone I’ve received another 5 emails about it! So, I’m here today to provide as much info as I can about this card.

Debbie and I have had a big chuckle about it too.

 

HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?
1. Create a standard card base, with the fold on the left side.

2. Using your paper trimmer, cut out a section from the card front.

3. Punch a semi-circle from the card front with a circle punch.

4. Embellish card front and add a flower to the inside so it peeks through the punched semi-circle opening.

Yep, it really is that easy!

 

FAQ

– The original card was created using the now-retired stamp sets Bird on a Branch (for the speckled image and also the sentiment) and Cottage Garden for the flower.

 

I hope this helps. Have fun recreating this cool card!

Cheers,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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Flowering Flourishes and a new Promotion

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Oh my goodness, it has been far too long since I said hello here on the blog! Life has been so busy that I’ve only had time to post to the Facebook page.

Here are some projects I shared over there recently. [If you hang out on FB make sure you like the page so you don’t miss anything!]

Petite Purse and Flowering Flourishes card

 

I know you’ll love Stampin’ Up!’s current * AMAZING * promotions! They’ve caused a stir, that’s for sure….

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What are they?

1All orders over $400 will score you a bonus $60 in free product.

Add that to the usual $60 you get and that gives you (counting on fingers and toes here…) at least $120 in FREE PRODUCT. No kidding!

arrow9-blackTIP: Don’t forget you can now order ONLINE anytime, in the comfort of your home. Just click here to get started, or contact me as usual and I’ll be happy to do it for you.

 

2Join Stampin’ Up! and get a bonus $60 in your starter kit.

If you’ve thought about joining Stampin’ Up! in the past but are still sitting on the fence, well now is the time to take that leap. Check out all the benefits of doing so here. Once you’ve joined you can enjoy all the perks… like ordering sneak peek products from the NEW catalogue from 31st of May. ** Squeal ** Aren’t we lucky!!!

*These promotions run until May 30th.

 

So why have I been away from my blog for so long?

I’ll be back *soon*  to explain all 🙂

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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NEW: Sent With Love

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Do you love crafting with a TRAVEL or POSTAGE THEME?

The new Limited Edition Sent With Love suite of products fits that bill perfectly.

Rubber stamps and patterned 12×12 papers feature images of planes, postage stamps, maps, arrows and more. They will all work together to create fabulous projects…. scrap pages, cards, journals, note paper and fun embellishments for your 3D projects.

 

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Twelve sheets of patterned paper (Designer Series Paper, 2 each of the 6 double-sided pages), $18.95

 

 

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Sent With Love stamp set, available as clear-mount only, $33.95

 

 

SPECIAL BUNDLE OFFER: 20% DISCOUNT

The bundle includes:

  • Sent With Love STAMP SET, clear-mount
  • pack of 12 sheets of patterned papers,
  • PLUS coordinating pack of CALYPSO CORAL BAKER'S TWIN

$46.25 – this is a 20% saving off the retail value!

 

 

 

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To order the bundle (or any items separately) contact me via email OR place the order yourself via my ONLINE STORE.


No matter how you order, you will always be eligible for the exclusive benefits offered to my valued customers!


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Tea Bag Pocket meets Sycamore Street

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Over the past month a few friends have been on my mind. You know the kind of thing – birthdays, exciting promotions, and 'thinking of you' reasons.

So often that happens and we get busy and life gets in the way. I don't always get around to letting them know I'm thinking of them.

Well, this month I did something about it. I made this tea bag pocket so we could have a 'virtual cuppa'! Not quite as good as catching up in person, but the next best thing.

 

Make your own!

  1. Adhere Sycamore Street patterned paper to 12×12 Rich Razzleberry cardstock using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (p177 Annual Stampin' Up! catalogue).
    These adhesive sheets are briliiant! Kind of like a 12×12 sheet of snail adhesive 🙂
  2. Cut cardstock/DSP sandwich in half so you have two 6" x 12" panels. They can fit in the Big Shot now.
  3. Cut out large tag using Two Tags Bigz Die.
  4. Place a panel of Rich Razzleberry cardstock over the bottom half of large tag on Two Tags Bigz Die, and cut.
  5. Stitch or adhere the pieces together to create a pocket. Pop a tea bag or treat inside.
  6. Decorate as desired!

And here is one of the coordinating cards, based on a class I held recently…

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Tea Shoppe stamp set, Sycamore Street DSP, buttons and ribbon (Sale-a-bration exclusive), bakers twine, Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink.

 

 

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The Sale-A-Bration party is winding down; FRIDAY 22nd MARCH is the last day to get your orders in or join up with the 25% larger starter kit. 

Don't miss out on the chance to earn FREE products from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, or the exclusive 2013 Sale-a-bration items!

Need a reminder of how it works? Click here.

 

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Getting in Early with Snowflake Soiree

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Snowflake Soiree stamp set and Window Frames Collection framelit dies: both carryover items and available in the current Seasonal Catalogue by Stampin' Up!. 


 

Don't worry, it's not Christmas already!

But I know I'm not the only who vowed that Christmas won't sneak up on me this year. So to inspire us to make a few festive cards each month I'll be posting a Christmas project on the 25th (or thereabouts) each month.

 

So who's with me?

Today's Christmas project is one I just HAD to share with you. It was made by a fabulous stamping friend, Jenny, who not only is a gorgeous lady but is extremely talented. It's such a treat to get one of her cards, and her last Christmas card actually took my breath away!

 

Catalogue tip: Did you know that the Snowflake Soiree is still available? It was in the Christmas seasonal catalogue, but you'll find it listed on p34 of the new Seasonal Catalogue as a carryover item. AUD$41.95  for clear mount. LOVE how it works so perfectly with the Window Frames Collection framelit dies for the Big Shot (also a carryover item, aren't we lucky?).

 Snowflake Soiree by Stampin' Up!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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