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Great Friend

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Great Friend card

I’m so excited to share this card with you, featuring the brand new Great Friend stamp set. Great Friend is featured in the Spring Mini Catalogue, and is available right now until the end of November.

This card was made by Wendy Gifford, one of the talented demonstrators in my team. She was inspired by the scrap page found on page 4 of the mini catalogue (on the right). I love this! It reminds me that there is no simpler way to be inspired than by flicking through the pages of a Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

 

Happy stamping,

 

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Pick A Petal

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I just had to share this cute card that my Stampin’ Up! Secret Sister gave me this week. It uses the Pick a Petal stamp set, and the paper piecing technique. Very clever!

My Secret Sister is so sweet she even sent my three little cherubs their own cards, and wrote they were from "Secret Auntie".

 

It’s a bit crazy around here at the moment so please excuse the sporadic posting. This Saturday is a very special day which I’ve been busily planning… the EurekaStampers Team Get-Together!

EurekaStampers is the name of my happy little group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. We’ve got ladies coming from all over Victoria and even NSW!! Because we are geographically so spread out some of us only get to meet in person a few times a year, which makes Saturday VERY special. When I first started these gatherings we all fitted around my dining room table; then it was the lounge room. Well, we’ve totally outgrown my house so we’re in a function room this time!  I’m soooo excited and can’t wait to see everyone (some for the first time!) and all their fabulous creations.

Have a great weekend and happy stampin’ (I know I will :) )

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Sweet Nothings

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The Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin’® kit (p138 Idea Book & Catalogue) is really something! I’m already into my second pack and I really love it.

Like all the other Simply Scrappin’ kits it contains: 

  • six sheets of adhesive die cuts, which are made from a sturdy cardstock weight sheet,
  • eight 12×12 sheets of textured cardstock and 
  • six double-sided 12×12 sheets of co-ordinating prints.
    All this for $36.95 + p/h.

That’s a LOT of product!

I’ve had a few of these kits in the past, and made various things from them including mini albums, flip albums, bags, cards and…yep, even scrapbook pages. They are heaps of fun and very very easy to work with. My favourite part is the adhesive ribbon strips. Use these strips as you would ribbon, but they are made from cardstock!

If you’d like to make any of the projects you’ve seen here, just ask when you place your order for a Simply Scrappin’ kit.

 

By the way, do you like the new-look blog? I have a habit of changing the furniture around at home (often unexpectedly!) as I’m a firm believer in ‘a change is as good as a holiday’. LOL. So my blog and I took a cyber holiday! Enjoy. 

 

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Handy Technique for Swirls and Flourishes

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Here’s a simple but effective technique to try with all those beautiful stamps with swirls and flourishes…

Stamp the image in StazOn black, then add colour to selected areas with the sponge dauber after smooshing it into your ink pad (here I’ve used Bashful Blue). Finish up by highlighting the details with a StampinWrite Marker (Mellow Moss above). Hmmm, will have to go try this with my So Swirly jumbo wheel. I can just see it down the side of a scrapbook page… (hmm, thinking, thinking)

Before I go, I just want to say hi to the lovely ladies who attended the Christmas In July class on Sunday. What a great way to spend the afternoon! I’m now taking names for the next class: the All Occassions Stamp-a-Stack, on Friday 31st July at 7pm. Spots are filling fast so if you are interested contact me to reserve your spot.

Simone Bartrum

Snow Swirled stamp set (p30 Idea Book & Catalogue), sponge daubers (p156), Ink and co-ordinating cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss and Whisper White)

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Flower Pot Card

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How sweet is this?! I got a lovely surprise in my letterbox from my Secret Sister! I don’t know who she is but I know she is a very talented papercrafter and she has great taste in Designer Series Paper (I LOVE the Bella Rose papers).

Secret Sister is an initiative of one of the demonstrator forums I’m on (ESAD-SU), where we are each allocated a different ‘sister’ to send little cards and surprises to – it’s a bit of fun, and who doesn’t love to get happy mail?

Lots of reasons to be happy this week. My mum came out of hospital after a number of operations, and she’s doing really well. Speedy recovery Mum!!

School holidays started in Victoria this week, so good luck to all the mums and grandmums reading this blog ;) 

Happy stamping,

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Faux Silk

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Faux Silk

Today I’m sharing some cards made with the Faux Silk technique, which was our focus this month at Stamp Club. Faux Silk is a deceptively simple technique that uses very few extra supplies: tissue paper and a glue stick is all you need. I LOVE the effect!!!

Here is a brief How To:

1. Stamp your image in StazOn Black ink onto tissue paper. Water colour as usual.
The cards above feature the Level 2 Hostess Set Echoes Of Kindness, watercoloured with Kiwi Kiss, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum inks using a blender pen.

2. Scrunch the tissue paper! Yep, screw it up into a ball (very therapeutic!)

3. Gently open the tissue paper to flatten it. There will be creases all over the tissue paper.

4. Cover a piece of cardstock using the Stampin’ Up! glue stick (it has square edges which makes it very easy to reach right into the corners).
The cards above use Whisper White as the base cardstock.

5. Stick the tissue paper to the cardstock. Trim and layer to your card front.

If you’re keen to get the Echoes of Kindness stamp set, don’t forget the fantastic Hostess Promotion for June and July. With qualifying workshop orders of $600 or more you could earn yourself this set for FREE plus at least $110 worth of Stampin’ Up! products of your choice (it’s usually $70 but for now you can grab an extra $40!). 

Contact me to organise a workshop, OR if that’s not your style why not host a catalogue party? Your own purchases plus orders you collect from your stamping buddies combine, and you keep the hostess benefits! Very easy.

Happy stampin’ (and faux silk-ing),

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