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3 Day Sale: Online Extravaganza

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Until midnight this Friday, stock up and save on a range of cardstock, inks and even select bundles. 

> Click here to view sale items in the online store <

So, what’s on sale?

15% off Ink pads and Cardstock in:

  • All Neutrals 
  • All Regals
  • All 2018–2020 In Colors 
  • 2019–2021 In Colors (except Purple Posy)

Take additional 5% off the original 10% discount:

  • 8 bundles (scroll down for more details)
  • Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • Regals Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment
  • 2018–2020 In Colors Classic Stampin’ Pads Assortment

Want stamps? Check out these gorgeous bundles – already a bargain at 10% off the individual price, but until Friday we’ll take another 5% off. Bringing the total saving to 15%!

Looking for ideas using these bundles? Scroll down for inspiration.

To a Wild Rose
Path of Petals
Parcels and Petals
Dino Days
Free As A Bird
Memorable Mosaic
Bloom and Grow
Band Together

I’m going to restock my cardstock packs that are running low – especially Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Old Olive (I seem to be going through a lot of them at the moment due to Christmas cards!).

The Band Together bundle has also caught my eye. The stamps are lovely, but I think I’ll especially get a lot of use out of those gorgeous dies.

Free as a Bird is still one of my all-time favourite stamp sets. If you haven’t already got it, I highly recommend that bundle. xxx

So, what’s on your wish list?

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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You Can Create It – International: Come To Gather

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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

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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

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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
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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Upcoming Events: Christmas Card Making Day

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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

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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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