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You Can Create It – International: Come To Gather

Published by under cards | Nov 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 October kit included:

  • 2 pieces of 4″ x 6″ Come To Gather designer series paper
  • half A4 sheet of Mint Macaron cardstock (21cm x 14.8cm)
  • half A4 sheet of Whisper White cardstock (21cm x 14.8cm)
  • 50cm Braided Linen Trim

Extra supplies were included in the quarterly kit but I only used the Shimmery Crystal Effects on my card. Other items included a A4 sheets of Pretty Peacock and Night of Navy cardstock, white and vanilla envelopes, and a sheet of Thick Whisper White cardstock.

I’m so excited that this was my first quarter of sending out these packs to my lucky YCCI subscribers. I only had a limited number available for this first offering, and they all sold!

If you were one of the lucky ones to get a bundle, I’d love to see what you made! For inspiration, just scroll on down and see what our international design team made with these same supplies.

If you are interested in adding your name to the list for the Jan-March mail out, let me know by email here.

Come to Gather Card

This is the card I made with the supplies in my pack. Just a cute and simple card, with a Mint Macaron base and the pattern pieces from the Come to Gather Designer Series Paper pack.

I also used the stamps and dies from the sweet Friend Like You bundle, which includes the Friend Like You stamp set and the Friendly Silhouettes dies. Inks used were Merry Merlot and versamark.


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.

Hélène Den Breejen  
Heike Fallwickl   
Fanny Minne 
Aude Barbara      

What a great collection of projects! I’m always amazed at how similar products can end up looking so different.


Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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24 hour Stamp Sale – Wednesday 23rd October

Published by under cards | Oct 22 2019

Wednesday 23 October 2019 is the big day!

For 24 HOURS ONLY, enjoy a 15% discount on select stamp sets. This sale will be over quickly so don’t miss out.

“I Say Hello” page 110 – 15% off on Wednesday

Download the document link below to see the full list, or jump over to my online store http://bit.ly/ShopStampinUpAU on Wednesday to see all the gorgeous stamp sets in one place.

“Inspirating Iris” page 111 – 15% off on Wednesday

Use Host Code 2BWWJMA2 when ordering online, or contact me and I’ll be happy to put the order in for you.

This is a great chance to pick up sets that have been on your Wish List for a while, and save some money too! What about a Christmas present for a crafty friend (or for yourself xxx ).

Garden Shed stamp set
“Garden Shed” page 126 – 15% off on Wednesday

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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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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