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Layered Labels Tag

Published by under Big Shot | Oct 23 2012

Today I’m stopping by with the Layered Labels tags I promised a little while back.

Layered Labels tags - CASEd from p103 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue

These definitely make me feel inspired to create!

We’ll have lots of fun and excitement to share soon, with news from the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip to Broome. Stay tuned! But for now, here’s a little sneak peek of something special that arrived a few weeks ago…

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A delightfully packaged gift, and inside…

A Stampin’ Up! travel wallet and our documents for the trip to Broome, Western Australia!

Very exciting!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria


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Budget Christmas Gifts to Make #1

Published by under Christmas | Oct 06 2012

Sweets for the Sweet Jar




Wouldn’t this make a fun festive gift?   I love how we can dress up a packet of Jaffas and a re-purposed jam jar, and turn it into a cute gift.

All we need is a a little creative ‘elbow grease’, some basic craft supplies and our imagination.


 How To:

1. Find a recycled decorative jar and make sure it’s really clean. Sauce or jam jars work well.

2. Wrap one of the Snow Festival Designer Printed tags (p12 Australian Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue) around the front, and adhere with Sticky Strip or other strong adhesive.

3. Fill contents and replace lid. Tip: Don’t have a lid? Cover with foil or cling wrap and secure with a rubber band.

4. Cover the top with fabric. I used the Scallop Circle Bigz die (p193 Annual Catalogue) to die cut Old Olive fabric from the Essentials Designer Fabric range (p170).

5. Embellish! Hand write your message on the tag (or stamp and punch as I did in the sample above), and dress it up as desired. This is the fun part so let your creativity loose and see what you end up with!

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This project was inspired by a Product Share that I offered last month’s Newsletter Subscribers. I spent some time this week cutting and packaging our shares, which included many of the products you can see in the Sweets Jar project. Soooo fun, and it made this project so easy and budget-friendly to put together!


 Sweets for the Sweet Jar



If you missed out on our shares and want to get some, click HERE for an exciting announcement.


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria


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Stampin’ Up! October Special: Free Stitched Satin Ribbon

Published by under specials | Oct 01 2012


During October, get a FREE package of 3/8″ (1 cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon with every $60 purchase.

With summer coming, perhaps you’re looking forward to pool time, but at Stampin’ Up!, we’re preparing for ‘spool’ time!


Choose from any of the 2012-2014 In Colors—or spend $300 to earn all five!

Midnight Muse

Primrose Petals

Gumball Green

Summer Starfruit

Raspberry Ripple


And better still, there are no limits! Spend $120 and choose 2, spend $180 and choose 3….

And yes, we already asked. If you spend $300 you really do get all 5 varieties of Satin Stitched ribbon (valued at over $75) PLUS $50 in free products from Stampin’ Up!’s Hostess Benefits program.


As one of my customers you will also earn points with my Loyalty Rewards program, to help you earn even more free stuff.

Contact me to place your order… and don’t forget to let me know which ribbon colour you want!


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

Stampin’ Up! Australia, October 2012 Special: Free Satin Stitched ribbon with every $60 purchase

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Layered Labels CASE

Published by under cards,catalogue,team | Sep 29 2012

Layered Labels Congratulations card

Each month the demonstrators in our team are invited to participate in swaps. We make cards based on a theme and send them to each other. It’s great fun getting happy mail in the letterbox – not that I need much of an excuse to make cards for my buddies – so this is something I really look forward to each month. :)


This month the theme was ‘CASEing the Catalogue‘. I chose the Congratulations card on page 103 of the Annual Catalogue, featuring the Layered Labels stamp set.

Australian Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2012-2013

A quick check of the Annual Catalogue Supplies Guide told me what was used in the sample and away I went.

Layered Labels swaps p103 CASE of Annual Catalogue

Layered Labels card p103 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue: Layered Labels Stamp Set; Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder Card Stock; Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack; Bashful Blue, More Mustard, and Wisteria Wonder Classic Stampin’ Pads; Rose Red 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon; Mini Silver brads; Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies.Layered Labels CASE p103 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue

As I was making the cards, my eyes kept going towards the other sample on the same page… the little ‘Create’ tag. It’s sooo cute. Well, before I knew it, I’d whipped up 20 of those too! I’ll get the photos sorted and share those soon.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria


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Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die: Treat Holder

Published by under 3D projects,Big Shot | Sep 26 2012

Oval Accent Bigz Treat Holder

Oval Accent Big Clear die treat holder.
Leave a comment below if you’d like a copy of the FREE PDF tutorial

One of the fabulous perks of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is the free products, and last month I was very spoilt with lots of goodies from the Annual and Christmas Holiday catalogues (Australia/NZ). One of the free items was this Oval Accent Bigz Clear die.


Oval Accent Bigz Clear die


…And from the moment I took it out of the box I KNEW I wanted to make these treat holders. They also fit perfectly with this week’s Create With Connie & Mary favour challenge CCMCHOL12-03.


Oval Accents Bigz Die treat holders - CLICK to enlarge

I started putting together a tutorial for my blog, but it was getting VERY long. It’s not that it’s a difficult project, but I took lots of photos which made the tutorial quite lengthy and my blog wasn’t playing nicely with all the images. Soooo…. I’m in the process of creating a FREE PDF with full instructions.

Would you like a copy?

Just leave a comment below and I’ll send it to you!

UPDATE 30th Sept 2012: The 9 page tutorial is done! Yay! If you’ve left a comment requesting a copy, please check your inbox because the tutorial should be there waiting for you. Let me know if it hasn’t turned up. Enjoy!

UPDATE 30th Oct 2012: I’m still sending out the tutorial to those who request it – remember it’s a large file so if you haven’t got it within a couple of days please let me know.

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria


Oval Accent Bigz Clear die treat holder



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Bitty Banners Tip

Published by under Big Shot | Sep 23 2012

Thank You card: Make a Cake stamp set, Bitty Banners.

All Stampin' Up!: Make a Cake stamp set (p44 Annual Catalogue), Itty Bitty Banners (p134), Bitty Banners Framelits Dies (p191), Dazzling Diamonds, Melon Mambo, Extra Wide Oval Punch, StazOn black, Brights Paper Stack



The Itty Bitty Banners stamp set and Bitty Banners Framelits Dies are an awesome pair. A perfect match, no less.

Itty Bitty Banners stamp set

Bitty Banners Framelits

Time-Saving Tip:

1. Stamp a sheet of sentiments from Itty Bitty Banners in your favourite ink colours. Allow enough room between stampings for the Framelits to fit.

2. Line up all three Bitty Banner Framelits over their matching images.  If you're new to Framelits, click here for my Top 3 Framelits Tips.

3. Ta-daaaa….With one roll of the Big Shot you'll have a 'Happy Birthday', a 'For You' and a 'Thank You' image all cut out and ready to use on future projects.


I have an empty brads container on my desk with a handy stash of stamped and die cut sentiments in a variety of colours. Definitely makes life easier.

It's good to know the Bitty Banner Framelits also work perfectly with the ribbons on the Blue Ribbon stamp set (p33)!


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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