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News from Stampin’Up! (and an overdue chat)

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Hi friends,

It’s been a while since I checked in to say hello and to update you on all the happenings with Stampin’ Up! and my little corner of the world. But like some you… well, this past year or so has been a challenging one, to say the least.

We’ve recently come in and out of our 5th and 6th lockdowns here in Regional Victoria (as of today) and I have to say that it’s not getting any easier! Remote learning for the kids, ballet classes on zoom, stand downs at work, lockdown birthdays and cancelled craft classes… Aren’t we learning all kinds of valuable life skills like resilience and patience and being able to pivot. 🙂 Thank you all for your patience while I haven’t been posting as much as normal. I promise, I’m still here and I continue to love taking your calls, helping with orders and teaching card classes (when permitted).

I hope wherever you are, you are happy and keeping positive. There is a lot to be grateful for, which is what I’m focusing on. Not the least of which is a brand new mini Christmas catalogue, freebies in the form of Sale-a-bration gifts, and my ultimate fave… Christmas crafting.

These new catalogues came out in the past week, and I thought this would be a good time to run through everything and share some highlights.

New Mini Catalogue

On the cover you’ll notice it says July-December Mini Catalogue, but really it’s the August-December one. Covid! (Enough said). It is now LIVE and will be with us for the rest of 2021.

You can download and view the digital catalogue here.

OR you can browse the online store here to see all the products in this catalogue

There are some truly adorable new products in this 79 page catalogue.

Some highlights include the 8 new Product Suites, including 5 Christmas themed suites!
They are:

Gingerbread and Peppermint

Painted Christmas

Sweet Stockings

Peaceful Place

Whimsy & Wonder

Other highlights include:

  • New gift packaging
  • punches, dies and embossing folders
  • ribbons, embellishments
  • background stamps
  • specialty papers (check out the cork paper!)
  • ephemera packs (complete with foiled, pre-cut pieces)
  • stamps, stamps and more stamps, including gorgeous sentiments, realistic scenery, animals and more
  • bundles (save 10% when you buy coordinating products)

Sale-a-bration (Part 2 for 2021!)

Sale-a-bration is a special event that traditionally ran only at the start of each year.

This year Stampin’ Up! decided to mix things up a bit. We had a 2 month Sale-a-bration at the start of the year… and now we are having it again for another 2 months!

But if you are new here, you might be wondering… what happens during Sale-a-bration?

Well, it really is the BEST time to shop, because for every $90 spent on any current products you get a FREE GIFT from the Sale-a-bration brochure!

And these aren’t little token gifts, either. They are full-size stamp sets, packets of paper and even cutting dies.

Download a digital copy of the Sale-a-bration brochure HERE.


A free bundle when you join!

Sale-a-bration is a great time to join the Stampin’ Up! community too.

The total cost to join is still only $169 and you get to choose $235 worth of products as usual… BUT between now and the end of September you can also choose an additional FREE BUNDLE of stamps and dies (or stamps and punches if you prefer) from the latest mini catalogue. They are valued at up to $104, so it’s a brilliant opportunity to get up to $339 worth of products for only $169.

And postage on the whole lot is totally free!

Here are the bundles you can choose from…

Of course, you’ll also get all the usual perks of joining the Stampin’ Up! community too, such as an ongoing 20%-32% discount, pre-order opportunities, and a way to start your own business. Learn more here.

Want to join and get started on your Stampin’ Up! journey? Or have you been part of our community in the past and you’d like to rejoin? Click here.

So there you go… I think we are all up to date with news from Stampin’ Up!

I just want to give all my stamping friends and customers a big virtual hug xxx

With half of the Australian population in lockdown at the moment, it really is a challenging time. Believe me, I’m feeling the pain too! Let’s keep crafting and keep smiling and keep our chins up (yep, all our chins hehe). We’ll get through this and get back to normal… well, our new normal… soon. How lucky are we to have a creative outlet that is both practical and fun. xxx

Happy stamping, 

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

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Delicate Dahlias

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What a day! Today in Australia we kick off the NEW July-Dec mini catalogue AND the second round of Sale-a-bration for the year, and also the August IDEAS tutorial bundle is now available!

This amazing document has been carefully curated just for you. It is filled with project ideas and inspiration… and all focusing on different product suites.

These tutorials were all created by the IDEAS Design Team, a collective of international crafters. Each contributor makes unique tutorials to help inspire you and to make your crafting easy and fun.

The collage above is a sneak peek of the amazing projects the Design Team have contributed to this month’s tutorial bundle. 

To get your hands on the document, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of AUGUST. This can be done through my online store, 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.

August 2021 Theme: Celebrating Sale-a-bration

Our theme this month is “Celebrating Sale-a-bration”, and we have each created a 3D project and a card based on our chosen Sale-a-bration product.

My three projects focus on the Delicate Dahlias – a fabulous 12 piece stamp set that is available for free with any order to the value of AUD$180. The set includes realistic photographic imagery and outlines, plus four lovely sentiments.

I created a card and 2 treat boxes, and include all the measurements and instructions in my tutorial.

You can have a look at a sneak peek of each of the designer’s projects by joining us on this blog hop. Click on the button below to check out Sandra’a fabulous projects featuring penguins!

Don’t forget, all it takes is a $50AUD order anytime in August and the entire tutorial bundle is yours.

Happy stamping, 

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

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YCCI (You Can Create It) July Kit

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Each month our You Can Create It (YCCI) subscribers are given a packet of supplies – like cardstock, paper and embellishments – and the challenge is to turn those supplies into a completed project.

The July 2021 packet featured a panel of You’re a Peach patterned paper, Calypso Coral cardstock, Pear Pizzazz cardstock and watercolour paper.

This is what I made with my supplies.

I made a simple tri-fold card, with a white embossed sentiment that was covered in a wash of Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral ink.

For the challenge, subscribers can also add anything from the ‘extra materials’ packet (I used thick white cardstock) or anything from their own supplies.


Design Team Projects

Once again the YCCI design team have done an amazing job of converting these items to stunning projects. Enjoy the inspiration and if you’d like more info just click on the artist’s name.


An extra big thanks to one of our subscribers, Chris, who created these amazing projects with her kit. Thanks for playing along and for sharing your creations, Chris.

Registration for YCCI kits is currently closed, but if you’d like to go on the waiting list for the next quarterly round, please contact me. Spots are limited and bookings will commence in September for the October-December 2021 quarter.

Cost for each quarter is AUD$25. Best of all, you’ll get to see and try brand new products.

Were you inspired by the contents in this month’s pack?

Happy stamping, 

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

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IDEAS Tutorial Bundle (July 2021): Suite Favourites

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Here we are in July and I’m excited to bring you my projects from the July IDEAS tutorial bundle. Now available!

This amazing document has been carefully curated just for you. It is filled with project ideas and inspiration… and all focusing on different product suites.

These tutorials were all created by the IDEAS Design Team, a collective of international crafters. Each contributor makes unique tutorials to help inspire you and to make your crafting easy and fun.

The collage above is a sneak peek of the amazing projects the Design Team have contributed to this month’s tutorial bundle. 

To get your hands on the document, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of JULY. This can be done through my online store, 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.

July 2021 Theme: Favourite Suite

Our theme this month is “Favourite Suite of Products”, and we have each created a 3D project and a card based on our chosen suite.

My projects focus on the Expressions in Ink suite – my favourite in the latest catalogue. For your enjoyment I created a Mini Album and a card for my two projects.

You can have a look at a sneak peek of each of the designer’s projects by joining us on this blog hop. Click on the button below to check out Odette’s gorgeous work.

Don’t forget, all it takes is a $50AUD order anytime in July and the entire tutorial bundle is yours.

Happy stamping, 

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

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Free Shipping: THIS THURSDAY ONLY

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For 24 hours on the 24th!

It’s nearly time to stock up and save on your favourite Stampin’ Up! products!

What’s the big occasion?

On 24th June only, Stampin’ Up! are offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $45 AUD or more. This fab deal lasts for 24 hours only, so grab your catalogues and start working out your shopping list.

How to order (Choose your favourite method):

  1. Order online here
  2. Email your order (check for the confirmation email reply)
  3. Txt your order to 0411642038 (Australia only)

Happy stamping, 

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

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IDEAS Tutorial Bundle (June 2021): Colour Me Happy

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Here we are in June and I’m excited to bring you my project from the June IDEAS tutorial bundle which is now available!

This amazing document has been carefully curated just for you, and is filled with project ideas and inspiration… and all focusing on the theme of COLOUR ME HAPPY.

These tutorials were all created by the IDEAS Design Team, a collective of international crafters who each create unique tutorials to help inspire you and to make your crafting easy and fun. Some of the projects are to do with colour themes, or In Colours, or as in my case… colouring techniques!

The collage above is a sneak peek of the amazing projects the Design Team have contributed to this month’s tutorial bundle. 

To get your hands on the document, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of JUNE. This can be done through my online store, or by contacting me by email, by Facebook or phone. It’s also available for separate purchase (contact me for details) 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.

June 2021 Theme: Colour Me Happy

Our theme this month is “Colour Me Happy”.

My projects use a colouring technique. It’s been a while since I turned my hand to this one, and I really loved using the Simply Succulents suite of products. All the instructions are included in the tutorial.

Learn how to make these projects and many more in this month’s Tutorial Bundle.

You can have a look at a sneak peek of each of the designer’s projects by joining us on this blog hop. Click on the button below to check out Odette‘s gorgeous work.

Don’t forget, all it takes is a $50AUD order anytime in June and the entire tutorial bundle is yours.

Happy stamping, 

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

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