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You Can Create It – International: Fancy Fold Tutorial

Published by under cards | Oct 02 2019

Every month a little packet of papercraft supplies becomes the basis of our challenge with the You Can Create It – International (YCCI) team. Our mission is to turn those elements into a card, or gift packaging, or some other finished project.

The September kit included:

  • half A4 sheet of Merry Merlot cardstock (10.5cm x 29.7cm)
  • half A4 sheet of Rococo Rose cardstock (10.5cm x 29.7cm)
  • 6″x12″ Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 40cm Gathered Ribbon – Rococo Rose

Extra supplies were included in the quarterly kit but I didn’t need them this month. They included a couple of A4 sheets of Soft Suede cardstock, a copper dotted treat bag, a sheet of ‘Fluid 100′ watercolour paper and a full bottle of Stampin’ Mist stamp cleaner.

Fancy Fold Card

The cardstock pieces were long and narrow, so I immediately wanted to make some kind of interesting ‘fold’. I little experimenting with the Simply Scored board and Metric Scoring Plate resulted in this….

The two long pieces of cardstock were scored (see measurements below) and overlaid together so there are fold-out flaps on both sides.

And when it’s closed and the ribbon tied it looks like this…

Would you like to have a go at making this card?

Instructions

  1. Cut and score Merry Merlot cardstock

    Trim cardstock to 10.5cm x 28cm, score at 14cm and 21cm

  2. Cut and score Rococo Rose cardstock

    Trim cardstock to 10cm x 20.5cm, score at 13.5cm

  3. Overlay the two scored panels and adhere together

  4. Fold panels

    Refer to image

  5. Add 40cm ribbon around card
    Use leftover Rococo Rose panel for front of card

  6. Embellish as desired

    Add Designer Series Paper and stamped images


Design Team Projects

On the 2nd day of each month the design team share what they created with these same supplies. So many gorgeous ideas!

Check out their creations below and to learn more about the project just click on the creator’s name.

Tip: If you would like English translations, open up the links in a Google Chrome browser.

Fanny Minne
Anja Luft

I’m sure you agree there are some fabulous ideas here! Who would have thought you can get so much from cardstock, paper and ribbon?

A big thank you to my brand new YCCI subscribers! Last month I launched Australian subscriptions for the October-December round at the special price of $19.95 and the response was amazing! As promised, the three months worth of kits will be sent out to you by October 15, so you’ll be able to join the YCCI crafty challenges over the next three months.
Did you miss registering? I have just a couple of spare kits but you’ll need to contact me ASAP so we can get you in for this quarter.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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Upcoming Events: Christmas Card Making Day

Published by under cards | Sep 29 2019

Would you love a day (or even just a few hours) to get creative?

Would you love the space to spread out and make a stack of Christmas cards, be spoiled and enjoy yummy food?

If you are within driving distance of Creswick (near Ballarat, central Victoria) and would like a day like this, then I have an invitation for you.

Click image below to download flyer


What: Crafting Day – Spend a blissful day making a stack of Christmas cards

When: Saturday October 26th

Where: Creswick, Victoria (Hall address will be provided after registration)

On the day…

  • You will receive a beautifully packaged Most Wonderful Time product medley (valued at $122), complete with stamps, dies, foiled paper, foiled cardstock, tinsel trim, stickers and more
  • A cardstock and embellishment pack worth approx. $15
  • You will have your own dedicated table to spread out and craft on (and get as messy as you want!)
  • Stay as long as you want – come and go as you please
  • Morning tea, light lunch and snacks provided
  • 12 x tutorials and supplies to make projects, or work at your own pace and make your own designs
  • Access to die cutting machine, heat embossing tool, trimmers and cutters, score board, punches and other tools.
  • There will not be any structured classes on the day so you’ll be able to work at your own pace and have more freedom with time, but I’ll be there to help you if you need it.

Cost: $122 (which is the purchase price of the Most Wonderful Time product medley – everything else is a bonus!)

RSVP: ASAP. So far we have 8 wonderful crafters joining us on the day, and we have space for just a couple more. Orders for the product medley will be placed in early October so if you are wanting to book in (or even if you are still thinking about) please contact me today to avoid disappointment.

I hope you can join us for this very special event!

As we approach the end of September, just a quick reminder that the Buy 3 Get 1 Free paper special will end on Monday.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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The 2019 Holiday Catalogue is here

Published by under cards | Sep 04 2019

It’s officially that time of year….

The Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue is now live!

Click to view the 2019 Holiday Catalogue

The launch of the new Holiday Catalogue here in Australia means:
SUMMER is coming,
CHRISTMAS is just around the corner,
and we can finally pack away the winter woolies.

It also means we have a huge selection of NEW
stamps,
papers,
embellishments and
tools to play with.

Click to visit the Holiday Catalogue section of my online store (AU only)


Ideas & Inspiration (click to view full size):

Save the date: October 26

If you are interested in joining me for an afternoon of cardmaking as we knock out a stack of Christmas cards, then you’ll want to save the date of Saturday October 26. More details coming soon for this very special stamp-a-stack!

Shop the new catalogue now

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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You Can Create It – International: August 2019 Kit

Published by under cards | Sep 02 2019

Here we are in September. A new month means we have new projects to share with you from the You Can Create It design team, all made from the August kit contents.

This is my 2nd month with the team, and I have to say I’m loving the challenge!
Also, I’m happy to say I’ve now officially opened registrations so you can get these kits too. More info below.

The August kit included:

  • a Thick Whisper White card base
  • Silver Foil paper
  • two pieces of Come Sail Away designer series paper
  • and a generous 80cm length of bakers twine in Sahara Sand/Night of Navy.

Extra supplies included in the quarterly kit were a couple of A4 sheets of Soft Suede cardstock (some of which I used in this project), a copper dotted treat bag, a sheet of ‘Fluid 100′ watercolour paper and a full bottle of Stampin’ Mist stamp cleaner.


REGISTER NOW for the October – December kits, delivered to your door.
Scroll down for more information on how to register at the special ‘Foundation’ price! Australian residents only.


Every month a little packet of papercraft supplies becomes the basis of our challenge. Our mission is to turn those elements into a card, or gift packaging, or some other finished project.

This is what I made with my supplies.

A little bit of die cutting and stamping added some interesting elements.

It’s a little difficult to see in the photo, but the stitched frame has been die cut from the Silver Foil paper, and a narrow 1cm strip of silver paper is underneath the bakers twine.


Design Team Projects

On the 2nd of each month the design team share what they created with these same supplies. So many gorgeous ideas! Check out their creations below and to learn more about the project just click on the creator’s name.

Tip: If you would like English translations, open up the links in a Google Chrome browser.

Heike Fallwickl (Germany)
Helene den Breejen (The Netherlands)
Fanny Minne (Austria)
Anja Luft (Germany)
Anne-Marie Breurkes-Rood
Karina Chin (Canada)

Register for your quarterly kit

The wait is over! Australian residents can now register to receive the same kits that are available to those in Europe, the US, Canada and the UK.

How it works:

  • REGISTER YOU INTEREST via email to secure one of the limited edition kits
  • I will order the products, prepare the kits, and send them to you on 15th October
  • Your kits will arrive mid- to late- October
  • Get creative!
  • Optional: If you’re interested, you can send me a photo of your project/s and I will add them to my blog post.
  • Find more ideas shared by the YCCI design team on the 2nd of each month

You will receive:

  • A carefully curated packet of supplies which includes 3 unique kits (one for each month during October, November and December)
  • Additional items from the annual and/or seasonal catalogues
  • An opportunity to showcase your creations on my blog (if you choose)
  • Inspiration from the YCCI international design team

Cost:

  • A one-off payment of $19.95 for the quarterly kit (Early bird price!). Note: Standard price of $25 applies if purchased after September 30. (The contents are valued at more than $20, but this is a great way for you to see, feel and try the products).
  • Includes postage to your Australian address.

REGISTER VIA EMAIL HERE

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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CTC 240 Catalogue Inspiration – Baker’s Box

Published by under cards | Aug 04 2019

What’s CASE-ing The Catty? CASE stands for “Copy And Share Everything”. It means we use the ideas and inspiration from one project and apply them to another to create something altogether new. Each Sunday evening at 7pm AEST/8pm AEDT the CTC Crew kick off a new Challenge using the Stampin’ Up! catalogues as inspiration.


Everyday occasions & special occasions

This time on CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Challenge we turn to pages 12-71 of the Annual Catalogue for inspiration. This is the Everyday Occasions section. And yep, that’s a lot of pages! In fact there are dozens of project ideas within those pages to inspire and delight us.

The one that jumped out at me was on page 63 in the top right corner…

Family Party stamp set

We are celebrating a special birthday in our house today, so these cards definitely caught my eye.

My daughter is celebrating her sweet 16! Wow those years have flown by.

The Family Party stamp set is perfect for a special birthday because it has both numbers and stamps for family members like daughter, brother, mother, etc. In fact, it has a total of 38 stamps! (Check it out HERE).

I especially like the circle and belly-band look of the 60th birthday card above, and thought it would be fun to translate those elements onto a decorated Baker’s Box.

And this is what I ended up with…

Make your own shred

We gave our birthday girl a few little gifts, but what she really wanted was money to do some special shopping of her own.

To dress up the notes I put them in a stamped mini envelope and tucked it underneath home-made paper shred in the Baker’s Box.

I love that we can make our own shred in coordinating colours. Just slice thin strips of cardstock and scrunch them up, then place inside the box or gift packaging.

Flirty Flamingo and Pretty Peacock are the colours used in this project.

The Baker’s Boxes from Stampin’ Up! are awesome. They come in packs of 8 and are food safe, so perfect for gifting your home cooked treats as well as general gift packaging.

And I’m happy to say that my 16 year old daughter loved it! (The box and the money lol)

For more inspiration, continue on to visit Sandra here.


Would you like to have a go at this week’s challenge? To join in, you can either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combination or something similar, as inspiration for your own creation. Then simply take a photo of your project and upload it to the latest challenge album in the CASEing The Catty Challenge group on Facebook. Each challenge will end at 7pm (AEST) on Saturday before the next challenge is posted. We pick some winners each week, but most importantly it’s a fun way to get out of your creative comfort zone and try something new. 


Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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You Can Create It – International: July 2019

Published by under cards | Aug 02 2019

Mach was Draus

Hi friends! On the recent Stampin’ Up! incentive trip I had the privilege of meeting some of the talented members of the You Can Create It monthly mail-out challenge group. In German it’s called ‘Mach was draus’.

I love how we can be from different parts of the world and speak different languages, but we are all connected through our love of papercraft.

I was honoured to be offered a spot on the International Design Team!

Mach was draus | You Can Create It - Simone Bartrum

Because this is my first month I thought I’d give you a quick explanation.

Every month a little packet of papercraft supplies becomes the basis of our challenge. Our mission is to turn those elements into a card, or gift packaging, or some other finished project.

In Europe these kits are available for purchase so crafters from all over can join in. I’m thrilled to announce that from October you’ll be able to purchase your quarterly kits from me right here in Australia! Stay tuned for more details, but between now and then I’ll be joining in as a guest designer so you can see how it all works.


Mach was draus | You Can Create It - Simone Bartrum

The challenge in July was to use 2 x pieces of Bird Ballad designer series paper (6×6″) plus 2 of the Bird Ballad trinkets. The best thing about using these gorgeous patterned papers is that they have two sides! So with four different patterns I had a lot of fun creating the card.

Yes there is quite a bit of fussy cutting but the sharp paper snips did the job beautifully. I just steered the paper 🙂

Mach was draus | You Can Create It - Simone Bartrum
Mach was draus | You Can Create It - Simone Bartrum

On the 2nd of each month the design team share what they created with these same supplies. So many gorgeous ideas! Check out their creations below and to learn more about the project just click on the creator’s name.

Tip: If you would like English translations, open up the links in a Google Chrome browser.


Michaela Titherage (UK)
Heike Fallwickl (Germany)
Helene den Breejen (The Netherlands)
Fanny Minne (Austria)
Anja Luft (Germany)
Linda Cullen (USA)
Karina Chin (Canada)

Check back on September 2nd to see what we all made with the August mail outs.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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