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Tag It Christmas

Published by under cards | Aug 21 2013

Tag It Christmas

Tag It Christmas: Tag It stamp set, Chalk Talk framelits, 2013-2015 In Color kit.


Stampin’ Up! South Pacific (Australia & NZ) made an exciting announcement this year.

For the first time ever we’re partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities to raise funds, supply hand-made cards and work with the Houses. You can read all about it at

This year $3 will be donated to RMHC for every Tag It stamp set sold!

I LOVE this stamp set, with fun and practical images that I know I’ll use over and over again. The set coordinates with the Chalk Talk framelits (one of my faves) which also makes it super easy to use.

Tag It stamp set

Handy Tip:

1. Stamp the Merriest Christmas image in Strawberry Slush ink pad.
Strawberry Slush is one of the gorgeous new ‘2013-2015 In Colors’.

2. Cut stamped image with the Big Shot and matching Chalk Talk framelit.

3. Trim the greetings, top and bottom. Remove Santa (you can use him on another project!).  Join pieces to create a new panel that reads “Merriest Christmas Wishes to You”.

Petite Purse die, in Coastal Cabana

Fun, huh? Love finding out-of-the-box uses for crafty things 🙂

So have you started on your Christmas cards yet? Let me know in the comments.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria




Want to create with me? New classes just announced. Click here for all the details


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September Christmas Class

Published by under classes | Aug 21 2013

New class dates


Monday 9th September, 1pm – 3pm

Tuesday 10th September, 10am – midday


Come and join us for our Christmas card class!


It’s the launch of a brand new Christmas catalogue!

Come and try NEW products, be inspired and create a selection of Christmas cards to kick start this year’s festive season.

Spaces are limited, so call/text me on 0411 642 038 or email to secure your spot.

$15 class fee, or
with $50 purchase from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogue!

Classes are held in Creswick, Victoria.

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Tag A Bag Gift Box

Published by under 3D projects | Aug 13 2013

Tag a Bag Gift Box. Supplies: Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, Hello Lovely stamp set, Bermuda Bay cardstock & ink, Crisp Cantaloupe ink, Summer Starfruit 1cm stitched satin ribbon. 


Have you noticed the new Tag a Bag Gift Boxes on page 159 of the new catalogue?


You get 8 handy boxes PLUS the assembled acetate sleeves in each pack for only AUD$11.95.

They are easy to dress up. Or simply tie a ribbon or add a tag and you’re done!


Embellished ‘Tag a Bag’ Gift Box

This box was one of our Convention Make & Takes.

To create the flap, trim Bermuda Bay cardstock to 11cm x 17.5cm, and score it at 2.5cm and 8.5cm.

Stamp to embellish.

Attach the flap at the back of the box only, so it lifts up like a lid. When it’s closed, the acetate sleeve slides right over the top to keep it shut.

Box and lid


CLICK HERE TO ORDER Tag A Bag Gift Boxes online.


BONUS: Order online before 10th Sept and get the full tutorial to complete this project FREE! Don’t forget to include this month’s hostess code ZJGKBFFV before checking out, for your chance to win free products. Any questions? Just ask.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria



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New-look Website and Grand Vacation Update

Published by under Incentive Trip | Aug 08 2013

Simone_RockStampin’ Up! Grand Vacation/Incentive Trip to Utah, USA


What a huge month it’s been!

It may look as though we’ve been quiet here on the blog but as you can see we’ve been hard at work behind the scenes.


Welcome to the new look website! What do you think?


We are also back from our amazing trip to the US for the 2013 South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. We joined forces with the Europe achievers too, so it was double the fun.

We travelled on planes, trams, buses, a funicular, helicopter, and more. We saw the amazing contrast between Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. We laughed and cried and giggled and shopped (a lot!!) and yes – it really was the ‘trip of a lifetime’.


I know many of you followed my updates over on the Stamping With Simone Facebook page, but here is a summary of our trip in photo form. After this, I promise we’ll be back to our regular programming 😉


First, the US 25th Anniversary Convention.

We were given the option to add a few extra days onto the trip so we could join in this great celebration. They didn’t have to ask me twice!


 The samples, presentations and inspiration boards were a feast for the eyes.



Next came the amazing St Regis resort in Deer Valley, the offfical part of the Grand Vacation. An incredibly beautiful part of the world.

 st regis

We spent a day at the Home Office in Utah. This was a highlight of the trip for many of us. Crafting with friends at Stampin’ Up! headquarters? Priceless.


Next was a full day in Kanab, home of the manufacturing plant where stamps, ink pads and more are created and packaged just for us to enjoy! The trip here was complete with private charter to St George Airport (read about the interest it generated in the media HERE)


On the way back we called into Jacob Hamblin Park, which is a kids’ playground in Kanab. Stampin’ Up! donates waste rubber offcuts as soft fall under the play equipment. I’d heard about this playground over the years, so it was a thrill to be there in person. Looking closely we even recognised some of the images from old stamp sets.


Our final evening was at a genuine ridgy-didge Utah ranch. Country music, dancing and we made S’mores!! (First time ever about the s’mores, so that was a bit exciting!). If I hadn’t already fallen in love with Utah, then I would have that night!



Jason and I added a few extra days in Las Vegas, but I’ll spare you those happy snaps! lol. It was the perfect way to wrap up an amazing trip though.


And for those who asked: Yes. We saw Elvis.

He was playing Candy Crush.



For those of you who’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’ve been so incredibly grateful for every one of the four Incentive Trips Jason and I have been on with Stampin’ Up!. But this one…. well it completely took my breath away.

Stampin’ Up! has been a part of our lives for nearly 6 years now, so it was a dream come true to visit the Home Office in Salt Lake City, and the manufacturing plant in Kanab, meeting face-to-face some of the fabulous people who have inspired me, as well as making some gorgeous new friends.

Thank you so much to those who supported and encouraged me over the years. I still love what I do (I get asked that a lot), love teaching, love being associated with Stampin’ Up! and love the products. But above all that, what I love is the friendships I’ve developed along the way with customers, demonstrators and team members.




** If you have a spare minute, let me know what you think of the new-look website by leaving a comment.  Any thoughts/suggestions appreciated. Thanks! xxx


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria



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The NEW Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is here

Published by under catalogue | Jul 02 2013

Yay! It’s here. All 200+ pages of awesomeness is now available.

And you can start ordering from it right now!

(Tip: Check out our Mystery Hostess opportunity below to get some FREE goodies).

The NEW 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Catalogue is HERE. Click to view!


Sycamore Street - button rich razzleberry 2Are you an existing customers of mine? If you are, and you requested your FREE copy of the catalogue, you should already have it (and if it’s like mine it will be covered in post-it notes and highlighter marks!).

Sycamore Street - button rich razzleberry 2If it hasn’t arrived, or you would now like one, just let me know and I’ll pop one in the post for FREE!  Just another way I do my best to look after my valued customers.

Sycamore Street - button rich razzleberry 2Prefer a digital copy? No problems! Just open the PDF copy and download the whole catalogue to your i-device HERE (it’s a REALLY big file though!).

Sycamore Street - button rich razzleberry 2Want to view it right now, online? Click here and you can start ‘flicking’ through it immediately.

Sycamore Street - button rich razzleberry 2Want to buy a copy (or get a spare!)? There’s nothing quite like flicking through it at your own pace, over a nice cuppa. For $9.95 we’ll get one posted to you, anywhere in Australia. Call/text 0411 642 038 or email me and we’ll arrange it.



To make it easier, you CHOOSE the most convenient way for YOU.

1. SHOP ONLINE! Click HERE and enter Hostess Code EVZ6JP37 to join in the Mystery Hostess order this month. At least one lucky customer will win free products. It could be you!! But don’t forget to enter hostess code EVZ6JP37 and click APPLY to be in with a chance. Hostess code expires July 21. NOTE: If your order is over $300 don’t enter the hostess code. You’ll get at least $50 worth of free products at the time of ordering – all yours!!

2. VIA EMAIL! EMAIL ME your shopping list and I’ll do it for you.

3. CALL ME on 0411 642 038 (within Australia).  Always love a chat 😉


Happy stamping,

 Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria


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Checking In

Published by under cards | Jun 25 2013


Hello crafty friends 🙂

In our part of the world it is freezing cold – perfect for staying inside with the woolly socks on and crafting up a storm.

In only 3 weeks I’ll be half-way across the world where woolly socks will definitely not be required! We’ll be in Salt Lake City to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up!® and also our Grand Vacation/Incentive Trip.


** Don’t forget to ‘like’ my Facebook page so we can keep in touch while I’m over there. I’m planning on lots of regular posts and photos of the exciting US adventure.


A quick reminder: there’s just a week left to grab a bargain with our Retiring Products. Some, like the Be Of Good Cheer patterned paper packs, are 50% OFF!! You get 12 sheets of double-sided paper for less than $10, perfect for quick festive cards like the ones below.




 ‘Be Of Good Cheer’ designer series paper. 12 sheets, double-sided. Was $18.95. Now $9.48!

To check out these and more great bargains, just CLICK HERE to visit my online store, and click on RETIRING PRODUCTS.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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