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June IDEAS: Full of Life cards

Published by under cards | Jun 06 2024

This month the IDEAS Design Team is all about COLOUR (with or without the ‘u’!). We are experimenting with the new In Colors, or coming up with new favourite colour schemes, or even showing you different ways of applying colour to your projects.

The collage above is a sneak peek of the projects the Design Team have contributed this month.

My projects are a feast of colour for the eyes, because I’m using the very bright and playful Full of Life designer series paper pack. Now, let me be the first to admit that this was not at the top of my wish list but the more I’ve used it the more I really, really like it.

My tutorial shows you a cool trick for making thick stickers with the the greetings, that make these cards surprisingly 3-dimensional!

To get your hands on this file of tutorials, including the projects shown here, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of June 2024. This can be done through my online store, or by contacting me by email, by Facebook or phone. It is also available for separate purchase and is provided to my team members for free in our team forum and also to my stamp club members. Once you have received the tutorials, please remember they are for your personal use only, so that means you can’t distribute any printed or electronic copies of these bundles.
CONTACT ME to order your tutorials.

Would you like to see some more sneak peeks? Join our blog hop by clicking on the links below.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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Free Shipping – 21st May

Published by under cards | May 20 2024

Great news! Enjoy FREE SHIPPING for one day only, Tuesday 21st May!
It’s valid for all orders over $65 here in Australia.

You can order online or contact me and I’ll be happy to help you with your order.

This is the perfect time to stock up on:

  • Neutral cardstock like Basic White or the new Basic Beige
  • Adhesives, especially Dimensionals and Liquid Glue
  • Some more pretty papers, like the Thoughtful Journey DSP
  • Envelopes
  • Replacement Stampin’ Blends for those that need replacing or to grow your collection
  • Ink Refills for those stamp pads that need topping up.

Remember, free shipping ends at midnight tonight (Tues 21st May)!


Starter Kit Special

There’s still time to take advantage of the incredible Starter Kit special. Become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during May and receive four 2024–2026 In Color products in your Starter Kit for FREE! This is one of our richest offerings yet!

  • 2024–2026 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle
  • 2024–2026 In Color A4 Cardstock
  • 2024–2026 In Color 6? x 6? (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
  • 2024–2026 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers

These products alone are valued at $144, but you also get the regular Starter Kit offerings of $235 worth of products of your choice, all for only $169

The total value is $379! And postage on your starter kit is FREE!

After you join you’ll get 20% off the RRP of everything you buy. More info here, or to go ahead and join my team just click here.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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May IDEAS: Tri-Fold Card

Published by under cards | May 02 2024

This month the IDEAS Design Team brings you another fantastic bundle of inspirational projects, this time with a Fast & Fabulous theme. These projects are all designed to be created quickly and easily, but you’ll find lots of ‘wows’ too.

The collage above is a sneak peek of the projects the Design Team have contributed this month.

My project is a tri-fold card, and the best thing is you can create it to show both sides of your favourite patterned papers. I love the bright and pretty colours of the Unbounded Beauty designer series paper, and have used that in my projects.

To get your hands on this file of tutorials, including the projects shown here, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of May 2024. This can be done through my , or by contacting me by email, by Facebook or phone. It’s also available for separate purchase and is provided to my team members for free in our team forum and also to my stamp club members. Once you have received the tutorials, please remember they are for your personal use only, so that means you can’t distribute any printed or electronic copies of these bundles.
CONTACT ME to order your tutorials.

Would you like to see some more sneak peeks? Join our blog hop by clicking on the links below.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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New Catalogue, New Colours, New Join Special

Published by under cards | May 01 2024

Today’s the day! I’m thrilled to introduce to you
the brand new 2024-2025 Annual Catalogue

We have hundreds of new products, including new stamps, tools, punches, dies, embossing folders, ink pads, colouring tools and more.

The layout is a little different this year, with the start of the catalogue ideal for beginning crafters leading into something for everyone.

  • Step-by-Step: All-inclusive kits are perfect for this, for when you’re in the mood for something fun and creative, and it all comes ready-to-go in a box
  • Quick & Easy: for when you want to add a little personality to your cards or when you want to make multiples quickly, the Mix & Match products are perfect here, and
  • Creativity Your Way: for when you’re in an artistic mood and want all the fun products with endless possibilities.

The catalogue is built to help you find what you need, no matter your skill level. Products are grouped together this way to make your shopping experience better, so you can find what you need, with like products and techniques.

Many of us are used to using QR codes, so if these are helpful to you, you’ll find them scattered throughout the catalogue so you can ‘scan’ for more information as you go along. Of course if you prefer to flick through the pages of an actual catalogue, there’s plenty of that here!

If you’re anything like me, the more you look the more you’ll find because there are so many helpful tips and handy hints spread throughout, along with all the beautiful projects!


Catalogue Walk-Through

Tip: Grab your catalogue and flick through this list with me. Need a catalogue? Let me know and I’ll pop one in the mail for you (Australia only). 

  • The Top Ten Crafting Essentials – on page 16 and 17. A great place to start to make sure you have everything you need.
  • The basic card design information on page 22, with fantastic card sketches at the bottom of the page for when you need some layout inspiration
  • The Suites are on pages 34-55, and include co-ordinating products – perfect for when you want all the matchy-matchy items (but of course you can buy them individually too)
  • The Bundles on pages 57-73 showcase all the matching stamps and dies, or stamps and punches
  • Stamping Techniques are highlighted on pages 81-91, and showcase how to use reversible stamps, scene building with image-only sets, two-step stamping and background stamps.
  • Crafting Techniques are on pages 118-131 and show how to do watercoloring, fun-fold cards, shaker cards, masking, adding texture, embossing and blending.
  • Colour Theory is shared on page 132-133, for those who are ready to expand their creative skills!
  • The Index! If you are looking for something specific, then go straight to the index. Or download the digital catalogue and you can SEARCH for any item.
  • If you are comfortable using the online store then you can always type in the item to search what you’re looking for there, or even look by categories – there are plenty to choose from.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A DIGITAL COPY OF THE CATALOGUE
Hint: Save a copy to your device so you can browse anywhere, anytime.

CLICK HERE TO BROWSE THE ONLINE STORE
Would you like a better look at the new products? The online store has different photos of many of the products and more info too.


New In Colors™

Each year we are introduced to 5 on-trend colours that will be available for two years.

This year sees a return of the oh-so-pretty Pretty In Pink, plus my new favourites Summer Splash and Petunia Pop, the handy Peach Pie and a lovely bright green in Shy Shamrock.

Aren’t they gorgeous? They remind me of ice cream!

During May you even get the opportunity to pick up new In Color products for free when you join Stampin’ Up!. More info below.


Starter Kit Special

Become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during May and receive four 2024–2026 In Color products in your Starter Kit for FREE! This is one of our richest offerings yet!

  • 2024–2026 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle
  • 2024–2026 In Color A4 Cardstock
  • 2024–2026 In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
  • 2024–2026 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers

These products alone are valued at $144, but you also get the regular Starter Kit offerings of $235 worth of products of your choice, all for only $169.

The total value is $379! And postage on your starter kit is FREE!

After you join you’ll get 20% off the RRP of everything you buy. More info here, or to go ahead and join my team just click here.


Free Tutorials Each Month

DID YOU KNOW? When you place a $50+ order with me you’ll be emailed an amazing tutorial bundle for free! Most of the monthly tutorial bundles are 60-90 pages long! This is a little thank you for shopping with me, and includes full instructions of projects for you to try. Don’t worry if you don’t have the products shown, as you can easily swap out stamp sets or colours for your own. This is a collaborative project I participate in with demonstrators from around the world, and we produce a new tutorial EACH MONTH!

These monthly tutorials are also given to my team members for free too, in our community forum, where all the past issues are kept for future reference.

I can’t wait to explore this new catalogue and spend another year creating with you.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/
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Up to 60% off Last Chance Products

Published by under cards | Apr 09 2024

The new annual catalogue is not too far away – it starts on May 1st which is just around the corner.

But before we get too excited we have a chance to grab the last of our favourites from the retiring Annual Catalogue AND current Mini Catalogue.

Not all of the retiring products are discounted, but many are. You can browse them easily in the , favourite items you might get by clicking on the heart icon, and check through everything before you finalise the cart. I know how much you’re all loving the new online shop… it’s easier than ever! But of course, you can contact me anytime and I’ll help you with any orders.

Some things to look out for:

  • Vellum cardstock is retiring, along with some of the smaller clear acrylic blocks
  • Some items like cardstock, liquid glue, envelopes and clear cutting plates will be going up in price by a small amount (like everything in life these days)
  • Thick Vanilla cardstock is going away, but we’ll still have the regular Vanilla
  • Some items are temporary unavailable, like the Zinnia’s stamp set and White cardstock, but these will come back
  • In the online store you can filter by items that are running low in stock or even what has already sold out – there’s a handy ‘filter’ section on the left when looking at the Last Chance category on a computer browser.

Have fun picking up a few bargains! Remember that if you shop this month you will receive the latest monthly Ideas Tutorial Bundle, which I send out every month to customers who have shopped with me during that month. The April tutorial is all on fancy folds!

Also, if you’re an existing customer, keep an eye out for your new Annual Catalogue – it should be arriving any day now, in fact I’ve just started hearing that they are trickling in to the capital cities now.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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April IDEAS: Fun Fold Cards

Published by under cards | Apr 04 2024

This month the IDEAS Design Team brings you another fantastic bundle of inspirational projects – the April focus is on one of our favourite themes: Fancy Folds!

The collage above is a sneak peek of the projects the Design Team have contributed this month.

My project is a double-layer flap fold card with a ‘floating’ sentiment… thanks to Window Sheets. I used the Encircled in Nature bundle (stamps and dies) which are one of the fabulous that are currently available (check them all out ).

This is a card with a ‘surprise’ because when you open up the top layer there is another layer to lift before you get to the greeting. Something fun for your recipient!

To get your hands on this file of tutorials, including the projects shown here, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of April 2024. This can be done through my , or by contacting me by email, by Facebook or phone. It’s also available for separate purchase and is provided to my team members for free in our team forum and also to my stamp club members. Once you have received the tutorials, please remember they are for your personal use only, so that means you can’t distribute any printed or electronic copies of these bundles.
CONTACT ME to order your tutorials.

Would you like to see some more sneak peeks? Join our blog hop by clicking on the links below.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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