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Tutorial: Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Calendar

Published by under 3D projects | Jan 04 2014

SweetSayings

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope desktop calendar

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As promised, I’m back today to share a sweet little desktop calendar project. This is one of the projects we’re making in my January parties and clubs, and they are heaps of fun to make. Practical, too!

Got any spare mini calendars lying around? If so, you can whip up one of these in under 10 minutes. You can also print out your own mini calendars – there are many options available online.

**I have a few spare kits left over. Read on to find out how you can get one of these ready-to-create kits – including the calendar – for FREE!**

This project uses the card base and envelope from the Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope pack that I shared earlier this week. It even has a pocket at the back for storing all those odds & ends that accumulate on our desks. 😉  Or is it just mine?

Calendar sweet sayings top view

 

Ok, so how do we do it?

Let’s start the clock.

 

1. First up, embellish the card front. It’s much easier to do this now, before we turn it into a stand-up calendar.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Bright Blossom stamp set on mine, with flowers punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I also added a Pool Party mat behind my calendar and attached bakers twine before hanging it from a mini silver brad.

Calendar sweet sayings flowers

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2. Cut white cardstock to 12.7cm (5 inches) x 6 cm. Score at 1cm, 3cm and 5cm, creating a concertina fold.

Adhere flaps to the inside front and inside back of the card using Sticky Strip, to create a base. This will prevent the card from ‘walking’ (ie. when the front and back move apart). We don’t want our calendar to collapse on us over time!

score base

Adding this base makes the calendar stand up, nice and sturdy. And you can even pop a pen in there!

Here you go, this picture might make it a bit clearer…

Calendar top side

3. Ok, now for the pocket.

Choose one of the envelopes that come in the Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope pack.

Sweet Sayings Stampin Up

Remove the flap. We won’t be needing it. 🙂

pocket trim flap

Now score the remaining three sides at 1cm. Be gentle! Don’t tear the paper.

pocket score lines

Put your hand inside the envelope and carefully flatten the sides. Add glue dots to secure the bottom corners underneath.

Now you can attach the pocket to the back of your calendar!

pocket

Would you like one of these ready-to-assemble kits?

I’ll pop one in the post for FREE, along with your thank you card, to the first six people who make a $30+ purchase from my Stampin’ Up! online shop this month. (Australian orders only)

   Calendar sweet sayings

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave me a comment <3!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Card Tutorial

Published by under cards | Jan 01 2014

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Happy New Year! So excited to welcome in 2014. It’s going to be a beauty!!!

Today I’m sharing a card I made for my December online store customers. It uses the new Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope pack, which is available until January 27 only or while supplies last!

The cards have a good weight and a lovely printed border, but the rest of the front is plain –  ready for dressing up. And they are only $9.95 for a 12 pack – sweet!

 

Tip: Check back on the weekend for a free tutorial on using these Sweet Sayings cards to make a standing desk calendar. You’ll love it!

 

But for now, here is the ‘pictorial tutorial’ for our Happy New Year card so you can follow along. 🙂

 

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Sweet Sayings Happy New Year card

 Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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Merry Christmas 2013

Published by under cards | Dec 25 2013

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Wishing my gorgeous stamping friends & customers, team members, blog readers and all – a very Merry Christmas.

I hope your day is sparkling & fun, surrounded by those who are important to you.

Thank you for your ongoing support and friendship during 2013. xxx

 

merrycard

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Clearance Rack Blitz: Up to 80% off

Published by under specials | Dec 10 2013

The Clearance Rack Blitz is here!

Retired products available while supplies last… reduced by up to 80%.

 

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SHOP NOW

 

Some of the hottest deals that jumped out at me include:

– the old ornament punch design, was $33.95 now only $13.95

– Pool Party (current colour) Core’dinations card stock, was $11.95 now only $4.79

Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, was $44.95 now only $17.99

– different card stock collections for only $4.95!

Stocking builder punch, was $33.95 now only $13.95

And plenty more too.

VISIT CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ

 

What a perfect opportunity to add a couple of stocking fillers to your collection.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Backyard Basics

Published by under Big Shot,cards | Nov 25 2013

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Here we are back at the start of a new week. I hope you had a great weekend!

We took a visit to the zoo which was lots of fun…

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Today’s card share continues the nature theme, and is especially sweet to create because of the matching Stampin’ Up! Backyard Basics bundle.

Backyard Basics bundle of products

The bundle includes the stamp set and matching framelits to die cut the stamped images.

No hand cutting involved… LOVE that!

Backyard Basics by Stampin' Up!

The card here was inspired by Kimberley Van Diepen and is on a Naturals White cardstock base, with a touch of the Epic Day This & That designer series paper.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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Best Of… 25 Years (So far)

Published by under cards | Nov 17 2013

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As part of the 25-year anniversary celebration, Stampin’ Up! have been bringing back some of our favourite stamp images and combining them into new sets.
So far we’ve seen 6 of these sets, and there are still 5 more to come.

We have Best of Flowers, Best of Butterflies, Best of Shelli, Best of ChristmasBest of Birthdays and just this month we have the new Best of Sale-a-bration stamp set.

 

Did you know? Each set is available in clear-mount only. They are all AUD$25.95, and each set includes some great classic images plus a never-before-seen image! Some of the classic images may be in different sizes from the original.

 

This weekend I had a play with the fun Best of Birthdays Set.

Best of Birthdays Stamp Set

 

 

This simple card uses a new colour combo for me… Sahara Sand, Crisp Cantaloupe, Marina Mist and a touch of Pistachio Pudding.

BestofBirthdays Birthday Card

My card was inspired but this lovely creation (see below) which I was lucky enough to receive a little while ago. It’s the work of the very talented Julie Cocks.

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I love the clever use of the mosaic punch to create the decorated edging on the ‘Congratulations’ banner. So clever!

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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