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Quicky Hybrid: MDS & Stamping

Published by under cards | Sep 28 2013

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I wanted to make a few quick hybrid cards using MDS and traditional supplies.

 

DID YOU KNOW? MDS digital files work in Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio™ design software, a fabulous computer program that lets you create photobooks, cards, calendars, and more. My valued customers can try it for 30 days FREE – click here to download!

 

I coloured the images from the digital set called On The Go in My Digital Studio, then saved and imported them into my e-cutter (Silhouette Cameo). The machine did the fussy cutting while I created the base cards, but if you don’t have an e-cutter you could cut the individual pieces out by hand or stamp directly onto the base card.

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For the ‘bouncy blue car’ card, the tread is from Gorgeous Grunge – the traditional rubber stamp version – on a note card base. I couldn’t resist adding Crystal Effects to the wheels, so the ‘quickness’ kinda went out the window due to the drying time. Oh well, it was fun!

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The tractor pieces were cut separately and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals, while the words were stamped in Stazon black ink. ‘Birthday’ went on to a window sheet offcut which was trimmed to a flag shape.

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The plane was super-duper quick to make. After the Silhouette Cameo did it’s cutting thing I added a mini brad to the propeller and popped it all up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The clouds were simply punched from the Cupcake Builder punch (p181).

 

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Tip: The digital images used in these projects are all INCLUDED with the full-version of the design software, along with many others, and it only costs $24.95! Want to see what other digital files come with the software? Check out this 30 page file here: MDS_Software_Content.

 

We are in the middle of school holidays at the moment. It’s a busy but fun time, and the perfect opportunity to fit in a few hybrid ‘on the go’ projects. Digital will never replace traditional papercrafting for me, but it definitely has a place in my craft room. And lounge room. And on the train. And… well, you get the idea. LOL. <3

 

School Holiday Boredom Buster: Got any crafty computer-savvy kids who are bored these holidays? Download the software and let them try it out! My 10 year is an avid digital scrapbooker and it’s a joy to watch her experiment and explore her creativity. Here’s a picture of her ‘creating’ on one of the long train trips to the city.

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You can find more info and the links to download it here. It’s a great project to do as a family too. Any questions? Just ask!

Happy stamping… and creating!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Single Christmas Stamps

Published by under Christmas,specials | Sep 17 2013

So exciting to see the news today: a selection of never-before-seen SINGLE Christmas stamps are NOW available! And they. are. gorgeous!!!

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Christmas will be here before we know it, and these Christmas-themed single stamps may be just what you need. They are great value – starting at only $8.95!

Tip: Don’t want to pay full postage for one or two stamps? Contact me directly as I have some ideas on how we can save you $$.  

There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with punches or framelits dies. Keep in mind that the images in the flyer are reduced by 50%. Also, the stamps are only available in CLEAR mount and will arrive packaged in cello bags, not stamp cases, but you can always order extra cases if you want. Don’t forget to check your block sizes. Suggested clear mount block sizes are listed on the flyer for your convenience.  

How to get your hands on those gorgeous stamps:

1. Contact me via email or text/phone (o411 642 038)

2. Order at my Online Store: VISIT ONLINE STORE

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Stampin’ Up! News

Published by under cards | Sep 11 2013

Keeping you in the loop with some updates from Stampin’ Up!…

 

  • We’ve waited patiently, but the wait is finally over!  The Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot have finally arrived (they went on backorder almost straight away – an incredibly popular product!). If you love using the Big Shot with your edgelits, framelits and thinlits, then you’ll LOVE the magnetic platform. No more post it notes to hold the dies in place – yay! Check out the video below. You’ll be able to order these online from the 12th of September, or contact me and I’ll do it for you.

 

  • In case you missed it in this month’s newsletter, the new Christmas seasonal catalogue is out now. If you don’t have a copy let me know and I’ll pop one in the post for you.
    Just a quick note on the catalogue. You’ll notice it’s a different layout this time. All the fabulous samples and completed projects are in the front, and the products are listed with prices and codes in the back. So if you’re looking for inspiration, start at the front. Looking for a product, start at the back! Too easy.

Australian Christmas Holiday Catalogue 2013-2014

 

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  • Supplies List available HERE. This document lists everything used to make the gorgeous projects in the seasonal catalogue.

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Tip: Don’t forget to register for my monthly newsletter so you can be the first to hear all the latest news each month, as well of free tutorials and handy tips. The sign up box is over there in the top of the right sidebar of my website (click here to visit webpage if you are seeing this via email or a reader).

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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Soho Subway Treat Box

Published by under 3D projects | Sep 01 2013

Soho Subway DSP & Tag A Bag Gift Box

Stampin’ Up!’s Tag A Bag Gift Box, Soho Subway DSP, Delightful Dozen stamp set, NEW Burlap Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch (double punched)

 

Today is Fathers Day in Australia! Wishing all the fellas a great day.

The kids had a few extra treats to give to their dad so we used one of the Tag A Bag gift boxes and decorated it just like we did in this post.  This time we used Stampin’ Up!’s Soho Subway patterned paper to whip up a quick finished treat box in no time at all.

Soho Subway is a GREAT set of patterned papers for male themed projects.

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Soho Subway DSP, double-sided patterned paper.  p151 Annual Catalogue (AUD$18.95). 

 

 

Better get back to spoiling hubby, but  I just want to give a quick shout out to all the wonderful crafters I met yesterday at Paperific. It was a fun day, and we were kept very busy. Lots of familiar faces and stamping friends dropped by, which kept me smiling all the way home to Creswick that night.

This brings craft show season to the end for this year, but we’ll be back next year to share more at the shows in 2014.

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

  

 
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This Weekend: Melbourne Paperific 2013

Published by under cards | Aug 28 2013

Stampin' Up! at Paperific Expo, Melbourne.

 

Got anything fun planned for the weekend? 

If you live near Melbourne why don’t you come over to the Showgrounds to visit Paperific?

Demonstrators will be on the Stampin’ Up! stand with Holiday Catalogue showbags and lots of great demonstrations and Make & Takes!

 

I’ll be there on Saturday, so if you’re in the neighbourhood make sure you stop and say hello. (Click here for more info about Paperific).

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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Stampin’ Up! Tag It: Congratulations

Published by under cards | Aug 26 2013

Stampin' Up! Tag It stamp set: Congratulations card.

Today’s card share features the Tag It stamp set (also seen in this post with a handy tip) and the Tag a Bag Accessory kit (p158 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue).

A scrap of patterned paper from the 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks – ours is in Crisp Cantaloupe – and some bling finished it off.

 

Looking for some more inspiration?  Pop over to my Stamping With Simone Facebook page to check out this month’s creations from the Artisan Design Team.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

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