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No Cut Card Technique featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Choose Happiness set

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No Cut Card - Choose Happiness

A little while back I posted this card on my Stamping With Simone Facebook Page and shortly after I received a message from a new stamper asking how it was done.

This is called a No Cut card, although technically there is a little cutting involved but NO LAYERS which makes it super easy.

I was first shown how to do this technique by Janine Rawlins, and it has been a classic go-to card design over the years.

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To make this card you need to tear off most of the front of a card base, leaving just a torn flap. A layer of stamped cardstock is adhered under this flap, completing the card front.

Need a few cards in a hurry? Stamp a whole sheet then cut it into four pieces, giving you enough elements to make four cards in a matter of minutes! Just tear the fronts of four card bases, add the quarter sheet pieces and you’re done.

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My card base used here is Blackberry Bliss, one of this year’s fabulous new ‘In Color’ range. It’s quite a rich, dark base, so I added an extra panel of Very Vanilla cardstock inside so it would be easier to write my message.

sidewmEmbellish with a few coordinating accessories such as ribbon/trim and a stamped sentiment.

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Have a fabulous weekend! And happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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Big Deal on the Big Shot

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Big Shot Bundle August 2014

If you’re anything like us, you absolutely love when BIG opportunities come your way. And because we all know the Big Shot is a big deal, we thought we’d offer you something you couldn’t miss.

With every purchase of a Big Shot in August, you will receive one of five FREE stamp set/Framelits bundles… and YOU get to choose which one!

The Big Shot is $149.95. And free bundles are worth up to $93.25.

 

Well, we did say this was a BIG opportunity.

 

Not only that, if you already own a Big Shot, you can still purchase these designated bundles at an amazing 15% off!

This is one deal you won’t want to miss as these bundles are ONLY available this month.

Contact me today or place your order online.

Big Shot special

 

Want to have a closer look at the bundles?

Check them out in my online store, or download the flyer here:

Download the Big Shot promo document here

 Psssst! Did you notice the sneak peek?

One of the bundles includes an awesome new stamp set that will be available from August 28th when the new Holiday (Christmas!) catalogue goes live.

BUT you can get the stamp set from TODAY as part of the Bright & Beautiful Stars bundle.  Yay… time to get started on those Christmas cards.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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New Catalogue Blog Hop!

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EurekaStampers Blog Hop - New Catalogue 2014-2015

Welcome to our inaugural EurekaStampers blog hop! I’m so proud of all the crafters you’ll visit today, who are not only Stampin’ Up! team members but friends too. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration as you visit them, so don’t forget to leave some comment love and let them know they’ve done a great job. xxx

You may have hopped over from Rebecca Scurr‘s page. Isn’t she amazing? LOVE her work!

For my turn to share I’ve picked a couple of my fave FUN creations since the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue was released.  The first is a Welcome card featuring Life’s Adventure, one of the awesome new hostess sets. Welcome Card - Eurekastampers Blog Hop

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The houses were coloured with the new Blendabilities alcohol markers. You can see more about them here (along with a basic techniques video).

The Blendies we used are Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Old Olive. The base case is the yummy Lost Lagoon, with a layer of Calypso Coral and blingy Glimmer paper.

The windows have Crystal Effects on them for a glassy look. Bit hard to see in the pic, so you might have to take my word for it. 😉

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My next project is one we made at stamp club this month. We turned the flat Tag-a-Bag Gift Bags into ‘bagalopes’. I guess we know now what the fox says.

Foxy Polk-a-Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags - EurekaStampers Blog HopHave you made these before?

Bagalopes were one of the very first things I learned to make as a brand new papercrafter all those years ago. And they are still so fun to make! And practical too…. gotta love that.

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How to make a Tag-a-Bagalope

1. Grab a Tag-a-Bag Gift Bag, just like these. Or even these if you prefer a chevron design.

2. Score the bottom and both sides of the bag at exactly 1 inch.

3. Carefully fold the score lines back and forth a few times so you have a good crisp crease.

4. Pop your hand inside the bag to push it into shape as you flatten the base. Secure the flaps on the bottom with washi tape (see pic below). So quick and easy! I like to put a 3″x 2″ piece of sturdy cardboard in the base to help it sit flat.

 

And for the fox?

My friend Lorinda (who you’ll meet in a few more ‘hops’ of this blog hop) came over the other week and showed me an adorable punch art fox. I recreated him for the front of this bag, tweaking the design a little so it uses all current punches.

Foxy Punch Art - EurekaStampers Blog Hop

His ears were made from the wings on the Bird Builder punch. And the paws and tip of the tail were from the Modern Label punch. The Large Oval punch was also used for his body and tail.

I added a 10 1/4 ” strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock around the base of the bagalope, after snipping it with the fringe scissors. I went back later and added another layer (which you can see above). He’s a cutey.

 

Alrighty, that’s me done.

Continue your hop hop hopping, as you land over at Carly’s page for more crafty inspiration.

 

NEXT STOP: CARDS BY CARLY

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Work of Art meets Lovely As A Tree

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Lovely As A Tree Hello again stamping friends!

Oh how wonderful is it to be back in the craft room now that school holidays are over. I’ve been having a little crafty fun with the gorgeous new Work Of Art stamp set, along with a golden oldie Lovely As A Tree.

Don’t you love how a new product brings life to a much-loved old fave?

 

Stampin' Up! Work of Art meets Lovely As A Tree

We had a mostly fun time during the holidays, but the kids were happy to get back to their friends this week and I was happy to get back to work.

Winter holidays are generally not our favourite because we’re stuck indoors just a little too much for this mum’s liking (I mean, really, I don’t mind Minecraft but there’s just so much I can handle before I start wanting to dig up my kitchen or something).

Anyway, we made a couple of trips to the city and visited some of my favourite people in the world which was wonderful. We did some geocaching, visited Bounce (AKA trampoline-land) and Costco for the first time which was a an eye-opener (yeah, we don’t get out much – hehe). We also did some family craft, thanks to a lovely big brown box delivery from Stampin’ Up! and the awesome new kits. And of course there was some random dog hugging with our pup.

 

On the Stampin’ Up! front, I launched an exciting new aspect of my business called Craft@Home Clubs.

I’ll be sharing more about that in the weeks to come, but I’m super excited at how quickly it has taken off and I’m thrilled to be meeting the needs of more of my customers now.

 

And just a head’s up: Check back at 9am on Saturday morning as we are launching our FIRST EVER EurkeaStampers Blog Hop. This is more than a little exciting, and I’m so proud of all the wonderful talent in our team so this will be a great opportunity to share it with YOU!

So until then…

Happy stamping!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Retiring List 2014

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Saying Goodbye: Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Stampin’ Up! Retiring List 2014 (Australia)

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It’s that time again. Time we clear some shelves for new products (the new catalogue is on its way!) as we say goodbye to hundreds of retiring Stampin’ Up! products from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue.

Now’s a great chance to get your favourite retiring products before they’re gone for good!

Not only that, but some of these amazing products even carry discounted prices!

Retiring Stamps available from www.simonebartrum.stampinup.net

 View the PDF file  or  Download the sortable Excel file

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Retiring Accessories from www.simonebartrum.stampinup.net

 View PDF files   or  Download the sortable Excel file

ALL products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!   Contact me to place your order, or do it online anytime anywhere by visiting my online store

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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An update & VIP Bundle Offer

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Oh my goodness, I almost don’t know where to begin!

I am sitting here reflecting on one of the most crazy, busy, wonderful, exhausting, exhilarating and FUN four weeks since I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator 7 years ago.

Seriously.

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Ok, so how about we start with a quick summary – and I promise I’ll be back to go into more details later. Then I’ll let you know about an exclusive VIP offer for YOU.

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  • Four weeks ago my hubby and I left Australia for the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip.
  • It was a 27 hour journey to get to Florida.
  • We had a fab few days in Miami (wow) and Fort Lauderdale (gorgeous).
  • Then we boarded the Allure of the Seas – the world’s largest ocean liner – for our Caribbean Cruise (**squeal, and yes it really was as awesome as it sounds)
  • 40 hours after disembarking we were back home in Australia.
  • Unpacked suitcase
  • Four fun classes/events in 6 days
  • Packed suitcase
  • WOOHOOO – Annual Leadership Day followed by 3 amazing days at Convention for Stampin’ Up! Australia/NZ.
  • Home again, home again, jiggity jig!

I’ll have a lot more to say about both the Incentive Trip and Convention soon, but in the meantime you can always check out my Stamping With Simone Facebook page.

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Inspire. Create. Share 2014: Bundle Offer

As always at Convention there were special announcements which you’ll hear about soon, but there is one that will benefit you immediately!

Exciting news! As a Stampin’ Up! convention attendee I have the opportunity to extend a special offer to you, my customers. During convention we learned how to make the gorgeous Tag a Bag project that you see here.

Cute Treat Bag. Value Bundle of supplies available from www.simonebartrum.com.

Isn’t it cute? And here’s the best part: UNTIL WEDNESDAY 28 May, you can buy the exclusive Convention Tag a Bag Bundle for 15% off! This special offer is only available to convention attendees and their customers.

Bundle & Save at www.simonebartrum.comYou’ll get plenty of supplies in this bundle to make not only a lot of cute bags, but you’ll have the stamp set to keep forever too. I’ll even show you how to make this project!

Sassy Salutations is a fabulous stamp set and has been a fave in my collection for quite a while.

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Click on the image below to download the flyer.

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Remember, this offer ends on WEDNESDAY, so don’t delay. Contact me today to order your special bundle!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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