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Stampin’ Up! Simply Pressed Clay and NEW Alphanumeric Molds

Published by under cards,techniques | Jan 27 2015

Our long summer holidays are winding down…

Can you hear it? “Nooooooo!”.  In our little home we are totally and utterly in a state of denial.

It is just too hard to get back to reality after chillaxing at the beach for the past few weeks.

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But it’s time to pack away the beach bags and camping gear for another year, as we get back to the school book lists and focusing on all the exciting things ahead.

On the stamping front we have our big annual team gathering in less than 2 weeks, as well as workshops, stamp clubs, virtual “Craft@Home” clubs and more.  Lots of fun to look forward to.

Today’s share is a quick little card that is part of a series. The cards were all created from the “This Day” Project Life Mini Card Collection. Although the 30 double-sided cards in the pack are perfect for Project Life, I thought they were fun to use on cards too!

And even better… the entire Project Life mini card collection is FREE with a $90 purchase of Stampin’ Up! products.

 

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We also used the Stampin’ Up! Simply Pressed® Clay and Alphanumeric Mold for the three dimensional number on the card front. Love that stuff!

Stampin' Up! Alphanumeric Molds, available in Australia from www.simonebartrum.stampinup.net

 

The molds make letters that are 1.9cm high. Even though it’s called Simply Pressed ‘Clay’ it is not what I would normally think of when I hear the word clay. This stuff is kind of soft and smooth. Miss 8 says it feels fluffy like marshmallow. It is kind of like plasticine, but… not. Oh well, you will just have to try it for yourself ;)

 

Stampin’ Up! Simply Pressed Clay and Molds – Tips On Use

  • I find the best way to use the clay and molds is to put just enough clay in to fill the shape without it spilling over the sides too much.
  • Pop the mold in the freezer for about half an hour.
  • When it comes out just flex the mold in towards the clay to help it ease away from the sides of the mold.
  • After that it just slips out.

In the card above I coloured the clay by tapping it into the ink pad and working the colour through with my fingers until it was evenly distributed and all the streaks were gone.

Gloves might help, if you’re worried about inky fingers. Which I’m not. ;)

Another option is to paint the white clay with ink after it is set – which is a great idea if you haven’t yet worked out which colour to use!

 

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Stampin’ Up! Australia: Occasions Catalogue & Sale-a-bration Begins!

Published by under cards | Jan 06 2015

Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue 2015 - Make Something that Means Something

Stampin’ Up! Australia: It really is a Happy New Year now!

The new 2015 Occasions catalogue has landed.

 

Click to view products in the Online store

Over 50 pages of new products and ideas. Plus home decor inspiration.  Stamp sets – in wood mount, clear/cling mount and photopolymer – if you please.

Not to mention new tools such as punches.

And new goodies for your die cutting machine, like framelits with matching stamps, embossing folders and new Bigz dies as well.

 

Click HERE TO DOWNLOAD you digital Stampin’ Up! Australia 2015 Occasions catalogue.

Or click HERE TO VIEW NEW PRODUCTS IN THE ONLINE STORE.

Want your own copy to flick through? Just email me and I’ll be happy to send one to you anywhere in Australia.

 

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And as if dozens of exciting new products isn’t enough, we are also launching our favourite annual event on the Stampin’ Up! calendar: Sale-a-bration!

Stampin' Up! Australia: Sale-a-bration is here

Sale-a-bration means bonuses for everyone. Bonus gifts for customers with every $90 purchase. Bonus hostess benefits for qualifying order totals. Bonus kits or products when you join Stampin’ Up!.

Sale-a-bration - Bonuses for everyone

Yes! Purchases of NEW products from the Occasions catalogue can help you earn FREE Sale-a-bration products. You can also order from the annual catalogue. OR a combination of the two.

Yes! You can contact me to process the order. Or you can order online at your convenience.

As soon as the products add up to $90 in a single order, you can choose a free item. Spend $90, get one gift of your choice. Spend $180, choose two.

Sale-A-Bration Products - See them now

 

Got a big wish list? If your order totals over $300 you qualify for 3 Sale-a-bration items AND $50 worth of any products of your choice (thanks to hostess benefits). What a great time to stock up. 

 

Got an even bigger wish list? Spend over $400 to qualify for $100 worth of FREE products of your choice PLUS 4 Sale-a-bration items (thanks to bonus hostess benefits during Sale-a-bration only). The exclusive items alone could easily add up to $100+ in value. Amazing.highlight4

If the budget won’t stretch quite that far, think about gathering orders from friends & family who love to craft, or would like some of the new kits. You still could qualify for the amazing host bonuses.

Just a tad exciting, isn’t it? If you have any questions don’t hesitate to sing out.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

P.S. Victorians: If you live in the Garden state, contact me to book a FREE Make & Take party. January is fully booked  but I have vacancies for March and limited dates available in Feb. This is a great way to TRY out new products, LEARN how to use them, and SHOP all at the same time. Get in quick!

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Bloom For You + Fun Flower Punch = Perfect Match

Published by under cards | Dec 07 2014

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The Bloom For You stamp (page 139 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue) and its matching Fun Flower punch (p219) are a match made in paper craft heaven!

With only two items you can make a range of cut Bloom For You flowers in any colour you want. Great for making 3D flowers and paper bouquets, as an element on a card or scrapbook page, and because these are a fairly decent size they make great gift tags too. Bloom For You stamp & Fun Flower punch

To make these Bloom For You flowers  I used a couple of extra co-ordinating punches that I had on hand, and they really helped to finish the flower nicely withOUT any hand cutting. Yay for that!

The other punches I used were the small (2.2cm) Scallop Circle Punch and the half inch circle punch, all available from my Stampin’ Up! online store. To assemble, it was simply a matter of stamping the flowers a number of times in the different coloured Stampin’ Up! classic inks and then punching out the required pieces. Layer the pieces with a Stampin’ Dimensionals in between or just some adhesive.

 

Stampin' Up! In Colors: 2014-2016

 

Don’t forget the amazing Year End Close-Out sale is on. Check out my online store Clearance Rack for details.

Note: The colours used on the card at the top of this page are from the 2014-2016 In Color range –  Lost Lagoon, Crushed Curry and Blackberry Bliss – all on a Crumb Cake note card. The panel of patterned paper is from the Park Lane Designer Series Paper pack.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Stampin’ Up! Sale: Up to 80% off

Published by under specials | Dec 05 2014

Stampin Up Year End CloseOuts

 

It’s a busy time of the year but we can help with an amazing Stampin’ Up! sale with products up to 80% off.

Shop from home or the office. Delivery to your door. It really couldn’t be any easier.

Aaaaaand…. this sale includes some current Christmas products! Yay!

 

Products are strictly limited, so don’t delay in jumping on over to the SALE PAGE.

HOT TIP: Stock up on Christmas gifts for crafty friends, children, teacher gifts, nieces & nephews, … yourself!

 

I’ll be back later this week with some of the projects I’ve been working on. It’s been a busy time in my craft room!

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Stampin’ Up! Get Your Santa On

Published by under cards | Nov 04 2014

Get Your Santa On - Christmas cards (www.simonebartrum.com)Back in September our Stampin’ Up! team members were invited to join a Christmas card swap.

As always, it was incredibly inspirational.

I especially loved a design by Emma Calleja which featured the cutie Get Your Santa On set. I hadn’t bought it at that stage, but that soon changed after I saw Emma’s adorable card which featured little flags punched from the Trim The Tree paper stack using the Banner punch. This is my version of it:

Get Your Santa On It prompted me to continue the theme by using other feature images in the set, and different embossing folders. Get Your Santa On Get Your Santa On At only AUD$27.95 Get Your Santa On is not only a versatile stamp set, but great value too.   Get Your Santa On - www.simonebartrum.stampinup.net Images copyright Stampin’ Up!® 

 

I got my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities out for this project. The shading which is part of the stamped image makes it SUPER EASY to colour. I just used the medium or dark Blendabilities marker where ever there were shade lines, and light for the rest. The Dazzling Details glitter adhesive finished off the ‘fur’ on Santa’s coat. That’s a great little product at only $4.50 and will last for ages. Get Your Santa On

 

How are you going with your Christmas cards?

We’re in November now… where is the year going! Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

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Merry & Bright Extra Special Christmas

Published by under Christmas | Oct 21 2014

Extra Merry Christmas - Catalogue Supplement now availableWe’re loving all the festive products in the Christmas/Holiday Catalogue… and you can’t have too much of a good thing, right?

Just as well, because Stampin’ Up! have brought out a cute little ‘Extra Special Christmas’ supplement with more lovely projects to inspire us.

Not only that, we have a couple of new stamp sets, some Project Life goodies and even a fabulous kit for creating 3D star boxes.

 

Many Merry Stars Kit

 

The Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit is ideal for those of us who want a fun Christmas décor or DIY Project. There are 26 stars in three sizes in the kit. You can watch a video on how to make up the kit here. Want more ideas? Check out this video too:

 

Let me know if you’d like one of the Merry & Bright Extra Special Christmas supplements*. Just email me to confirm your address and I’d be happy to pop one in the mail for you.
(*Australia only. If you already have a demonstrator please ask him or her for one.)

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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