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Sale-A-Bration Halfway Happiness

Published by under cards | Feb 16 2016

Halfway Happiness Blog Hop

 

What a day! Today marks the halfway point of Sale-a-bration 2016 (SAB) and also the release of 3 NEW free Sale-a-bration products (view them here). To celebrate, I’ve joined up with some of our Stampin’ Up! team members – the EurekaStampers – to share what we’re doing with all the lovely free SAB goodies.

You may have come here from Sarah’s I Heart Stamping page – if so, welcome! – or you may be starting here.  Either way, I hope you enjoy what we’ve got to share with you today. 

 

For my project, I chose the very popular Flowering Fields stamp set. So many of my customers have chosen this one as their free gift with a $90 purchase, so I thought I’d make up some more simple layouts that work with it and also the matching Wildflower Fields paper.

I only intended to make one card, but these coordinating products are so easy to work with that I got a little carried away and ended up making four!

 

4cards

 

Apart from a few extra embellishments, you only need two sheets of A4 cardstock and one sheet of patterned paper to make the foundation of these cards.

 

thanksLagoon

 

This stamp set doesn’t include any greetings, so I used the wonderful wooden Expressions Natural Elements. They stick quite well with just a few dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Best of all, you can dress them up by applying ink or even the gorgeous Wink of Stella brush-on glimmer.

 

winkofstella

 

Stella is sooooo hard to photograph – have you noticed? You can just kind of see it at the end of the wood where it catches the light.

 

I stamped on a panel of vellum on this card. The translucent cardstock vellum is from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum pack – also one of the free SAB offerings.

CelebrateLLagoon

So there you have it from me! A ‘Flowering Fields’ celebration…

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.  I’m so proud of all of the team members who are participating this week, as well as all the other EurekaStampers from right across Australia.  I love Stampin’ Up! products, there’s no doubt about that, but it is the amazing people I’ve met through my involvement with ‘SU’ that has been quite simply life changing. If you have ever wanted to be part of a community of like-minded people, this may just be what you’re after too.  #blessed

 

CongratsCalypsoCoral

 

 

For more inspiration, continue on to visit Janine Rawlin’s here or click on one of the arrows below.  Janine is the person who first introduced me to Stampin’ Up! so I’m sure she’ll inspire you today, just as she inspired me 8 years ago.

 

That Way      This Way

And if you get lost along the way you can always refer to this list…

1. Rose Packer

 2. Carly Middleton

3. Julie Cocks

4. Linda Whalley

5. Lauren Meiklejohn

6. Heather McCarthy

7. Mel Pagano

8. Sarah McCallion

9. Simone Bartrum <— YOU ARE HERE

10. Janine Rawlins

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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Sale-a-bration

Published by under cards | Feb 14 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

The theme for our CTC Blog Hop this week is Sale-a-bration! I decided to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a card on the front cover of the Sale-a-bration brochure. You can’t miss it – it’s the one with the heart. Very appropriate for today and Valentine’s day, don’t you think?

Here is the original version:

 

You're So Nice - card from the cover of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration brochure 2016

 

And here’s mine!

CTC66: You're Lovely. For the CASE-ing the Catty Sale-a-bration blog hop. This card uses some of the acetate cards from the Memories in the Making Project Life specialty card collection. Created by Simone Bartrum.

I used the Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection, just as in the original.

The heart and the red dots are in fact two different acetate sheets!

 

Memories In The Making PL Cards

 

Those printed acetate sheets, a half-sheet of Night of Navy cardstock, a stamped greeting and some embellishments are all you need to make this card.

 

CTC66: You're Lovely. For the CASE-ing the Catty Sale-a-bration blog hop. This card uses some of the acetate cards from the Memories in the Making Project Life specialty card collection. Created by Simone Bartrum.

 

I love this Project Life card collection – so handy for card making, scrapbooking, as dashboards in your planner, and of course in your Project Life albums too.

And best of all, the whole card collection is free with any purchase of $90 or more before the end of March.

 

Here’s a 4 minute video that shows you all the cards in the set and a few tips on how to use them.

(If you’re viewing this via your inbox, you may need to click here first)

 

The acetate layers were adhered to the card base with some carefully positioned glue dots behind the red dots on the acetate and a few candy dots.

CTC66: You're Lovely. For the CASE-ing the Catty Sale-a-bration blog hop. This card uses some of the acetate cards from the Memories in the Making Project Life specialty card collection. Created by Simone Bartrum.

 

So there you have it! Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you continue on the hop to see Julia’s version of this card here, or just click on the buttons below.

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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Valentines

Published by under cards | Feb 07 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

Happy Valentines Day

 

 

Love is in the air this week, as the CASE-ing The Catty crew get in the mood for Valentines Day.

This time we’re taking inspiration from any of the current catalogues, so I went for the cute Groovy Love card on page 20 of the annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

You can see the original in my catalogue on the right, and my version on the left.

CASEing the Stampin' Up! catalogue - this time we took our inspiration from page 20 of the annual catalogue

 

I used some pretties from the Occasions catalogue including the divine Blushing Bride glimmer paper and the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit.

 

Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit

 

CTCValentine

 

 

Now I’d love to extend an invitation to you to join in the creativity this month. Simply look to one of the Stampin’ Up! catalogues for inspiration, make a card with a Valentine theme, and share your link with us!

Join The Challenge

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You may have joined me from Jackie’s blog, or heading forward around to Helen’s page. If you lose your place, just head on back to the CASE-ing the Catty’s home base here.

 

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Until next time, happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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Party Wishes by Stampin’ Up!: It’s Party Time

Published by under cards | Jan 24 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

 

This week the CASEing the Catty crew are looking at the It’s My Party suite on pages 3 – 7 of the Occasions Catalogue, and I’ve chosen the fun Party Wishes stamp set and punch pack bundle. Lots of fun stuff going on in these pages, perfect for celebrating birthdays of any age. If you are joining the blog hop this month you may have arrived from Jackie’s blog or you may be starting here. Either way, I hope you enjoy checking out all our projects this week. 

 

Party Wishes

Ok let’s get straight to it. I was inspired by the little gift boxes on page 4 to make this treat holder with the Polka Dot Cone cellophane bags and the Party Wishes stamp set:

Polka Dot Cone Cellophane Bags

Party Wishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set

 

Treat Holder

 

This could be a cute little party bag, or a ‘little something’ for a child’s birthday. The bags are food safe and you get 25 in a pack so they’re quite good value.

I found more inspiration on page 5, so added a little card to my ensemble.

'It's My Party' projects

We used the teeny balloon punch from the Party Punch pack of 3 punches – those punches are absolutely adorable! You can also save 15% when you get stamps and punches at the same time with the Party Wishes bundle.

 

Here are the projects from the catalogue that were my inspiration, and my two projects underneath:

CTC64 Its My Party

The full list of products are below, but to continue on with the hop you’ll be visiting the talented Judy May. Have fun!

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

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CTC 62: Flowering Fields

Published by under cards | Jan 17 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

 

Welcome back to another CASE-ing the Catty blog hop, where the CTC Crew take inspiration from the current Stampin’ Up! catalogues. CASE means ‘copy and share everything’ or ‘copy and selectively edit’. Either way, we hope you’ll join in too and share your creations via the CASE-ing The Catty blog. Winners announced at the start of each month.

This week we’re turning to the Sale-a-bration brochure and choosing our favourite card sample to copy/edit.

CTC62: Flowering Fields card

 

 

Flowering Fields: Sale-a-bration stamp set

I chose the Flowering Fields stamp set, and this image below, which immediately caught my eye for its clean and simple lines…

 

Flowering Fields stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Free with a qualifying purchase during Sale-a-bration (ends March 2016).

 

And here is my interpretation. Yes, it’s pretty close to the original this week! I only changed up the colours to Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder, and swapped the sentiment too.

CTC62 Flowering Fields Cardnew

 

But I couldn’t stop there! I was inspired by the simplicity of this lovely stamp set so went on to make a tag for this gift box.

 

CTC62: Flowering Fields box

 

Nice and simple!

And together they make a lovely little gift and card set.

 

CTC62: Flowering Fields card and box. CASEd from page 13 of the Sale-a-bration catalogue. www.simonebartrum.com

 

That’s it for me this week. We just got home from our two-week camping trip to the beach and I have a huge pile of washing to take care of, but I had to get the important things done first. Know what I mean? 😉

To continue forward on the hop to Judy’s blog, just click on the next button.  If you are going in reverse, click on the Previous button. If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to our home base at the CASE-ing The Catty blog which you can find here.

 

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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TCTC#1: Helping Me Grow

Published by under cards | Jan 14 2016

TCTC 1

 

My friend Bron has a colour challenge going and I thought I would participate. You can read all about it and her Colour Tree challenges here.

 

I hate to admit how long it’s been since I used Perfect Plum and So Saffron together. It’s a lovely colour combination and I enjoyed working with it. I only used a touch of Espresso, but it added a lovely depth to the combination.

 

Here’s my creation, which features the new Helping Me Grow stamp set on page 20 of the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue.

Stampin' Up!'s 'Helping Me Grow' set. Colours: Plum, Saffron, Espresso and Vanilla

 

Behind the stamped Vanilla cardstock panel I added some of the lovely Venetian Crochet Trim, a matt of Early Espresso cardstock behind it, then all layered onto a larger Plum layer.

The whole feature panel was layered onto a top-fold So Saffron base card that is 5 ¼ inches square (13cm x 13cm)

Stampin' Up!'s 'Helping Me Grow' set. Colours: Plum, Saffron, Espresso and Vanilla. From www.simonebartrum.com

 

The Thank You sentiment is stamped on So Saffron card, and cut out with one of the label dies from the new Rose Garden Thinlits. That’s a versatile die right there – I’ll be using it a bit, for sure.

There are quite a few different elements going on in this stamp set, including a row of dots. I needed just 5 dots, but found it was a bit awkward masking the dots I didn’t need, so in the end I just cut 5 dots off the row!

Two stamps now, instead of 1!

No regrets, because I know I’ll use them more this way.
Cut your rubber and photopolymer stamps for even greater versatility

 

Hopefully you can see in the photo above where I have used the short row of dots on either side of ‘You’.

Helping Me Grow is a lovely set for colouring or as outline images. I added a little touch of colour with a blender pen. But a word of warning… These are very large stamps so you will definitely want to stamp on a spongy surface, like a mouse pad or the Stampin’ Pierce Mat. This is a photopolymer stamp set – not rubber – so it just needs that bit of ‘give’ underneath it to get a good clear image.

Thanks for visiting today. Don’t forget to check out the NEW Weekly deals below (click on the image for more info). These new deals were just released on Wednesday and will be available until next Tuesday.

 

If you love flower and leaf stamps it will be hard to go past the two-step Bountiful Border set.

Bountiful Border (Stampin' Up!) http://bit.ly/1QpAnEs

Thanks to Bron for the great colour challenge this week!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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