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Easter Treat Revisited

Published by under easter | Apr 05 2012

Easter Treat Holder

The bunny image is from Stampin' Up!'s The Nicest Things stamp set


This is a project I've shared here before, but it's such a simple and cute little one I thought it timely to revisit.  

To make: trim Early Espresso cardstock to 7cm x 16.5cm. Score long side at 7cm and 9.5cm.

Attach a little treat to the inside base, then fold along score lines and join at the top with ribbon or a mini library clip. Add feature panel to the front, as we did in the Easter project above. Or it could be great as a place setting marker.

Easter wishes to you all, and safe travels if you're on the road this Easter.

Happy stamping,


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A Quick Update…

Published by under easter | Apr 02 2012

School holidays are well underway now here in Victoria, and we're all loving it. It was a pyjama day, today. Yay!

The girls and I attempted homemade chocolates (thanks to Rachel P for the inspiration – your Rocky Road was a delight!). And tonight it was Easter treats for friends. The boys (Master 11 and Dad!) soon joined in… I suspect it was because they saw the food. LOL. I did think about taking a photo of us but then again I don't think anyone wants to see us all stamping in our "jarmies".

But this is what we finished up with.


I just checked in on my emails and found quite a few asking if I'd made the Incentive Trip. Wow – thanks for the interest! Some of you know this already, but for those who are interested… the answer is Yes! I did. So excited to be going to Broome later this year (and the free Stampin' Up! Convention ticket was definitely icing on the cake). Huge thanks to my awesome team who continue to inspire and encourage me, and to my customers who keep it all so fun. You guys are the best.

Blogging will be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks while the kids are on hol's. But I've got lots of new projects to share with you… we've been having waaaay too much fun with the new goodies in the Autumn-Winter mini catalogue.

Happy stamping,

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The New Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue

Published by under catalogue | Apr 01 2012

New Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue Available Now


Available Now: The brand new Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue
jam-packed with gorgeous new stamps, essential tools, pretty embellishments and more.

Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue Cover



Download Now

Large downloadable file (24MB)
To view online click HERE



And I know I'm not the only one who loves to work out how the gorgeous projects in the catalogues were made. So, for your viewing pleasure, here is the Supplies List for every project in the Mini. Enjoy!

Click to download Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue Supplies List


I'm absolutely loving this new Mini Catalogue, and I can't wait to share it with you!!! More news soon….


Happy stamping,

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Last Day to Sale-a-brate!

Published by under specials | Mar 31 2012


Just a quick reminder that Sale-a-bration is over tonight (Saturday 31st March). I'll be up putting in orders until the day is over, so don't hesitate to get in touch by phone or email to finish off that last-minute wish list.

Last chance to get one of the exclusive stamp sets (you won't be able to get them after today), such as the popular Fresh Vintage set which we used in the card above.


Also last chance to stock up on 12×12 Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, or more ribbons and brads.


By the way, my business Facebook page has had a bit of a makeover. Come on over and check it over – hope you 'Like' it! lol. 


Happy stamping, 

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Big Top Suite… and Circle Punch Tips

Published by under cards | Mar 26 2012

 Big Top Suite


We may be in Autumn now, but I've been doing some serious Spring cleaning in my craft room!

While going through my shelves and boxes, I found some great projects from past Stampin' Up! events that I haven't yet shared. 

Today's project is from our last Regional Training Day (I attended the Melbourne one), and features the fun Big Top suite of projects. This suite includes a stamp set, a bright and bubbly packet of Designer Series Paper and there's even adhesive die cuts in the range.

Believe it or not, this train carriage was created from two die cut shapes using the Scallop Envelope Die. So clever. The wheels are simply layered circles, adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Inside the carriage is a set of 4 little 4"x4" cards and envelopes, perfect for adding to a gift.

Big Top Suite: Elephant Card


Circle Punch Tip: The corners on the white layer were made by simply punching a notch using a small circle punch. So simple, but such an effective technique. Different sized circle punches will create different results.


We also made a scrap page:

Circle Punch Tip: The colourful banner was also made with a small circle punch. This time, the circles were folded in half over linen thread and adhered with mini glue dots.

This little clown image is a classic – he always makes me smile.

I love attending these Stampin' Up! sponsored events. Not only do we stamp and make pretty things like these projects, but we also learn new techniques and get sneak-peeks of upcoming goodies. There are giveaways and lots to inspire us, not to mention spending the day (or a few days, in the case of Convention) with like-minded guys and girls.

Now I'm the first to admit that I tend to spend far too much time chatting at these events, so I've been known to bring my projects home to finish. Thank goodness we get comprehensive instructions and colour photos so it's no drama. Of course, I can't help myself so tend to change things a little from the original design. But isn't that part of the fun? :)

Happy stamping





 Notes from Simone:

  • Ever thought about joining Stampin' Up! so you can come along to demonstrator-only events? There's still time to get the starter kit for $40 off PLUS a bonus stamp set of your choice for free. More info HERE.
  • For more info about the Big Top Suite of products, check out page 32 of the current Australian Idea Book & Catalogue. Contact me if you'd like more info or want to place a Stampin' Up! order.


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Craft Show – Door Prize Winner

Published by under cards,events | Mar 21 2012

 Stampin' Up! at the Bendigo Picture to Page show

A huge hello to all the fabulous people we met over the weekend in Bendigo at the first local Picture To Page papercraft expo.

The organisers and everyone involved agreed it was a great success, so it looks like we'll be making it a regular fixture on the calendar! That's great news for regional Victoria – it's exciting when these kind of events come up to us for a change. I'll let you know dates and times as soon as they're available.

Just a quick announcement… Congratulations to Norma Wilson, the winner of our fabulous door prize.

Norma won a craft tote filled with Stampin' Up! goodies.


3D Display at the Stampin' Up! stand

If we met you at the show, we'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch by phone or email, and as always you're welcome to leave a comment here on my blog.

Did you come to the show? What did you think?


Happy stamping,

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