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Trimming The Town Split-Panel Card

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Trimming The Town - Split Panel Card by Simone Bartrum

Welcome to this week’s project for The Spot Creative Challenge. Our challenge this time is to create a project using our favourite fun fold.

What an awesome theme!

I have a few fave fun folds, but my ultimate (at the moment lol) is the SPLIT PANEL CARD. I’ve shared a few of these in the past – and you can find a couple here in the portrait orientation.

For this card I decided to turn the card in its side – literally – and try a landscape version.

Trimming The Town - Split Panel Card by Simone Bartrum

The card base is Misty Moonlight cardstock, with the bottom and top panels 4cm high each.

The gap is joined by the house and tree, which were both cut from the Trimming The Town designer series paper using the coordinating Home Together dies.

To make them more sturdy I cut an extra piece from Misty Moonlight cardstock and adhered them together.

For a little bit of extra dimension, I cut an extra roof (from another house), scored along the roof lines and raised it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. For a giggle, I added a little piece of tissue paper poking out from between the chimney layers to look like smoke.

The sentiment was trimmed from an amazing sheet of paper from the same Trimming The Town pack. It has loads and loads of sentiments in different languages.

I cut out the English ones to use on projects and was totally blown away by the variety! One of these little sentiments were the perfect fit for my card.

And finally, to finish the card I did a little stamping and colouring with Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.

Split Panel Card (inside)

In this photo above, you can see how backing the house and tree with cardstock (to make them more sturdy) had the added benefit of allowing them to blend in when the card is open.

So there you go! My favourite fun fold card. I hope you like it!


About THE SPOT CREATIVE CHALLENGE:

Each week our Design Team of international creatives share projects based on a new challenge. It could be a sketch, a technique, a colour challenge or – as it is in this week – a theme challenge.

Each Tuesday at 9pm (Syd/Mel time) you’ll see a new challenge post on the challenge website (click to visit). You can play along, and if you want you can even enter your card in the weekly challenge by uploading your project (and you don’t even need a blog!).
A winner will be chosen each week.


Your Challenge

So now it’s your turn. Think of your favourite fun fold card and make it with different stamps or papers. When you’re finished, jump over to The Spot and upload a photo of your project. Have fun!

Happy stamping, 

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

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Sketch Challenge [The Spot #125]

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Welcome to this week’s project for The Spot Creative Challenge. This week we have a sketch challenge!

If you ever find yourself stuck for inspiration, sketch challenges are fantastic. I highly recommend collecting a few different sketches and keeping them on hand for when you need that little idea to get you started on a new project.

I decided to mix things up by using the sketch to decorate the top of a Mini Paper Pumpkin Box!

The sides of the box use the brushed metallic gold paper. I wanted to tint it with Misty Moonlight ink, but of course the ink just rubbed off. My solution was to ‘distress’ the metallic paper with sandpaper to rough it up and expose some of the white core. Wiping it over with an inked sponge finished it off.

About THE SPOT CREATIVE CHALLENGE:

Each week our Design Team of international creatives share projects based on a new challenge. It could be a sketch, a technique, a colour challenge or – as it is in this week – a theme challenge.

Each Tuesday at 9pm (Syd/Mel time) you’ll see a new challenge post on the challenge website (click to visit). You can play along, and if you want you can even enter your card in the weekly challenge by uploading your project (and you don’t even need a blog!).
A winner will be chosen each week.


Your Challenge

So now it’s your turn. Use the sketch that you see at the top of this post, and use it as inspiration for a project of your own. You don’t have to follow it exactly – for example, feel free to change the circle to a different shape. When you’re finished, jump over to The Spot and upload a photo of your project. Have fun!

Happy stamping, 

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

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Tutorial: New Scalloped Tag Topper Box

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Hi friends,

Following on from my post last week, I played around with Jacquie’s Scalloped Tag Topper Punch Box and made a couple of modifications.

I wanted the new box to have flaps on the inside, so the box was more ‘closed’ on the sides.

This is the new creation…

Alt Scallop Tag Topper Box

How to create this version:

1. Cut card stock to 4 ½” x 7 ¾”. You can comfortably get two boxes from one A4 sheet.

2. Score short side at 1¼ and 3 ¼.

3. Turn and score long side at 1¼, 3 ¼, 4 ½ and 6 ½.

4. Remove two corners and cut along the score lines as shown on the first template above.

Hope you can see the pic clearly enough. Let me know if you can’t and I’ll add a better shot.
Tip: You can cut the score lines in different ways to create the tabs but this layout worked well for me because it added extra strength to the sides while still looking neat on the inside when the lid was raised. 

5. Slide one of the three flaps over the guide of the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, and then push it right inside.  Punch the decorative edge. It’s a tight fit, and takes a little wiggling – that’s the technical term – but it does work. Repeat for the other two flaps.

6. Decorate! Go wild.

5. Add Tombow adhesive or Sticky Strip to the shaded areas as shown on the second template above. Assemble box.
Tip: The two side flaps go IN the box, and the front one goes on the outside.

6. With the lid closed, make a little pencil mark to show where the brad needs to go. Add brad. The brad not only keeps the lid closed, but it also acts as a reinforcement because it is going through three layers of card stock. No chance the box will come apart. 😉

Note: If you want to make the box I shared in last week’s post then follow steps 1 to 3 above, but remove the side flaps. Thanks again Jacquie Bell for the inspiration! Oh, and I know it’s kinda obvious but for the kids out there: don’t light the candle while it’s in the box. LOL. The box is for decoration only.

Alrighty, I hope you have lots of fun making these. Don’t forget to leave some comment love and let me know what you think.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Scallop Tag Topper Box

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Today I’m back to share the first of the swaps from our recent team day.
This one is a cute box – suitable for a tea light candle or similar small item – created with the brand new Scallop Tag Topper Punch.

Scallop Tag Topper Punch, by Stampin' Up!

This gorgeous creation is a real Wow – and I couldn’t help but add it to the lineup of my March events. It was designed and created by Jacquie Bell (thanks for letting me share it here, Jacquie!).

The Crumb Cake cardstock was scored with the Simply Scored board, and the top flap decorated with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.

If you haven’t seen these new punches before, here’s a quick video from Stampin’ Up!:

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The Scallop Tag Topper Punch created that cute cut-out where the brad holds the lid closed, and is generally used for attaching ribbon.

Scallop Tag Topper Box

The stamps are from the delightful Petite Petals bundle of matching stamps and punch. All new products in the 40 page seasonal Occasions Catalogue.

Scallop Tag Topper Box

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Order your Scallop Tag Topper Punch here

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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Springtime Hello Frame Tutorial

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Hi friends, thanks for visiting. My little creative corner has been crazy busy lately. We had our BIG team day on Saturday, so I was kind of off the grid for a while getting ready. It was a GREAT day! I have loads of photos from the event to share – they’ll be up soon. 

 

 

 

For today, I have a cute little project to keep you busy on a quiet weekend.

 

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HOW TO MAKE THE ‘SPRINGTIME HELLO’ FRAME

1. Find an old wooden picture frame. Remove glass and paint or whitewash the frame.

TIP: Visit Op Shops or garage sales to pick up a cheap frame. I got mine for $1 from the Barwon Heads All Saints op shop while we were camping nearby over the summer. 

totrans

 

2. Paint the backing board OR replace it with burlap as I did on the one below.

My burlap came from one of the bags we got on last year’s Incentive Trip. You can see it in the third collage on this page, but you can pick up burlap fairly easily these days.

I used a staple gun to attach the burlap to the back of the frame. Pull it nice and tight. Check that the staples won’t show through.

frame

 

 

3. Use the Springtime Hello Simply Created kit to make an awesome garland! Everything you need is in the kit, and at only AU$15.95 I don’t think there could possibly be a simpler and more inexpensive way of putting together a garland.

KitContentsThe kit includes:

  • 3 metres of Natural Linen Thread
  • 5x mini clothespins
    (sooo cute)
  • 5 natural designer buttons
  • loads of adhesive-backed, pre-scored printed stickers to create your garland.

 

You can pin photos or other special items along the thread as you wish, and mix up the display whenever you want.

I had enough leftover stickers to make up about half a dozen cards.

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Order your Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland Kit here (delivered to Australian addresses).

 

So tell me, are you into the framed art or framed chalkboard look? Have you made anything like this, or is it still on your To Do list?

Leave a comment below. <3

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

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Tutorial: Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Calendar

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SweetSayings

sweet sayings desktop calendar

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope desktop calendar

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As promised, I’m back today to share a sweet little desktop calendar project. This is one of the projects we’re making in my January parties and clubs, and they are heaps of fun to make. Practical, too!

Got any spare mini calendars lying around? If so, you can whip up one of these in under 10 minutes. You can also print out your own mini calendars – there are many options available online.

**I have a few spare kits left over. Read on to find out how you can get one of these ready-to-create kits – including the calendar – for FREE!**

This project uses the card base and envelope from the Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope pack that I shared earlier this week. It even has a pocket at the back for storing all those odds & ends that accumulate on our desks. 😉  Or is it just mine?

Calendar sweet sayings top view

 

Ok, so how do we do it?

Let’s start the clock.

 

1. First up, embellish the card front. It’s much easier to do this now, before we turn it into a stand-up calendar.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Bright Blossom stamp set on mine, with flowers punched from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. I also added a Pool Party mat behind my calendar and attached bakers twine before hanging it from a mini silver brad.

Calendar sweet sayings flowers

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2. Cut white cardstock to 12.7cm (5 inches) x 6 cm. Score at 1cm, 3cm and 5cm, creating a concertina fold.

Adhere flaps to the inside front and inside back of the card using Sticky Strip, to create a base. This will prevent the card from ‘walking’ (ie. when the front and back move apart). We don’t want our calendar to collapse on us over time!

score base

Adding this base makes the calendar stand up, nice and sturdy. And you can even pop a pen in there!

Here you go, this picture might make it a bit clearer…

Calendar top side

3. Ok, now for the pocket.

Choose one of the envelopes that come in the Sweet Sayings Card & Envelope pack.

Sweet Sayings Stampin Up

Remove the flap. We won’t be needing it. 🙂

pocket trim flap

Now score the remaining three sides at 1cm. Be gentle! Don’t tear the paper.

pocket score lines

Put your hand inside the envelope and carefully flatten the sides. Add glue dots to secure the bottom corners underneath.

Now you can attach the pocket to the back of your calendar!

pocket

Would you like one of these ready-to-assemble kits?

I’ll pop one in the post for FREE, along with your thank you card, to the first six people who make a $30+ purchase from my Stampin’ Up! online shop this month. (Australian orders only)

   Calendar sweet sayings

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave me a comment <3!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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