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Quicky Hybrid: MDS & Stamping

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I wanted to make a few quick hybrid cards using MDS and traditional supplies.

 

DID YOU KNOW? MDS digital files work in Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio™ design software, a fabulous computer program that lets you create photobooks, cards, calendars, and more. My valued customers can try it for 30 days FREE – click here to download!

 

I coloured the images from the digital set called On The Go in My Digital Studio, then saved and imported them into my e-cutter (Silhouette Cameo). The machine did the fussy cutting while I created the base cards, but if you don’t have an e-cutter you could cut the individual pieces out by hand or stamp directly onto the base card.

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For the ‘bouncy blue car’ card, the tread is from Gorgeous Grunge – the traditional rubber stamp version – on a note card base. I couldn’t resist adding Crystal Effects to the wheels, so the ‘quickness’ kinda went out the window due to the drying time. Oh well, it was fun!

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The tractor pieces were cut separately and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals, while the words were stamped in Stazon black ink. ‘Birthday’ went on to a window sheet offcut which was trimmed to a flag shape.

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The plane was super-duper quick to make. After the Silhouette Cameo did it’s cutting thing I added a mini brad to the propeller and popped it all up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The clouds were simply punched from the Cupcake Builder punch (p181).

 

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Tip: The digital images used in these projects are all INCLUDED with the full-version of the design software, along with many others, and it only costs $24.95! Want to see what other digital files come with the software? Check out this 30 page file here: MDS_Software_Content.

 

We are in the middle of school holidays at the moment. It’s a busy but fun time, and the perfect opportunity to fit in a few hybrid ‘on the go’ projects. Digital will never replace traditional papercrafting for me, but it definitely has a place in my craft room. And lounge room. And on the train. And… well, you get the idea. LOL. <3

 

School Holiday Boredom Buster: Got any crafty computer-savvy kids who are bored these holidays? Download the software and let them try it out! My 10 year is an avid digital scrapbooker and it’s a joy to watch her experiment and explore her creativity. Here’s a picture of her ‘creating’ on one of the long train trips to the city.

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You can find more info and the links to download it here. It’s a great project to do as a family too. Any questions? Just ask!

Happy stamping… and creating!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! News

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Keeping you in the loop with some updates from Stampin’ Up!…

 

  • We’ve waited patiently, but the wait is finally over!  The Magnetic Platform for the Big Shot have finally arrived (they went on backorder almost straight away – an incredibly popular product!). If you love using the Big Shot with your edgelits, framelits and thinlits, then you’ll LOVE the magnetic platform. No more post it notes to hold the dies in place – yay! Check out the video below. You’ll be able to order these online from the 12th of September, or contact me and I’ll do it for you.

 

  • In case you missed it in this month’s newsletter, the new Christmas seasonal catalogue is out now. If you don’t have a copy let me know and I’ll pop one in the post for you.
    Just a quick note on the catalogue. You’ll notice it’s a different layout this time. All the fabulous samples and completed projects are in the front, and the products are listed with prices and codes in the back. So if you’re looking for inspiration, start at the front. Looking for a product, start at the back! Too easy.

Australian Christmas Holiday Catalogue 2013-2014

 

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  • Supplies List available HERE. This document lists everything used to make the gorgeous projects in the seasonal catalogue.

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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This Weekend: Melbourne Paperific 2013

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Stampin' Up! at Paperific Expo, Melbourne.

 

Got anything fun planned for the weekend? 

If you live near Melbourne why don’t you come over to the Showgrounds to visit Paperific?

Demonstrators will be on the Stampin’ Up! stand with Holiday Catalogue showbags and lots of great demonstrations and Make & Takes!

 

I’ll be there on Saturday, so if you’re in the neighbourhood make sure you stop and say hello. (Click here for more info about Paperific).

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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Stampin’ Up! Tag It: Congratulations

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Stampin' Up! Tag It stamp set: Congratulations card.

Today’s card share features the Tag It stamp set (also seen in this post with a handy tip) and the Tag a Bag Accessory kit (p158 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue).

A scrap of patterned paper from the 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks – ours is in Crisp Cantaloupe – and some bling finished it off.

 

Looking for some more inspiration?  Pop over to my Stamping With Simone Facebook page to check out this month’s creations from the Artisan Design Team.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

 

 

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Tag It Christmas

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Tag It Christmas

Tag It Christmas: Tag It stamp set, Chalk Talk framelits, 2013-2015 In Color kit.

 

Stampin’ Up! South Pacific (Australia & NZ) made an exciting announcement this year.

For the first time ever we’re partnering with Ronald McDonald House Charities to raise funds, supply hand-made cards and work with the Houses. You can read all about it at stampinup.com/giving_au.

This year $3 will be donated to RMHC for every Tag It stamp set sold!

I LOVE this stamp set, with fun and practical images that I know I’ll use over and over again. The set coordinates with the Chalk Talk framelits (one of my faves) which also makes it super easy to use.

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Handy Tip:

1. Stamp the Merriest Christmas image in Strawberry Slush ink pad.
Strawberry Slush is one of the gorgeous new ‘2013-2015 In Colors’.

2. Cut stamped image with the Big Shot and matching Chalk Talk framelit.

3. Trim the greetings, top and bottom. Remove Santa (you can use him on another project!).  Join pieces to create a new panel that reads “Merriest Christmas Wishes to You”.

Petite Purse die, in Coastal Cabana

Fun, huh? Love finding out-of-the-box uses for crafty things 🙂

So have you started on your Christmas cards yet? Let me know in the comments.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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Checking In

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Hello crafty friends 🙂

In our part of the world it is freezing cold – perfect for staying inside with the woolly socks on and crafting up a storm.

In only 3 weeks I’ll be half-way across the world where woolly socks will definitely not be required! We’ll be in Salt Lake City to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Stampin’ Up!® and also our Grand Vacation/Incentive Trip.

 

** Don’t forget to ‘like’ my Facebook page so we can keep in touch while I’m over there. I’m planning on lots of regular posts and photos of the exciting US adventure.

 

A quick reminder: there’s just a week left to grab a bargain with our Retiring Products. Some, like the Be Of Good Cheer patterned paper packs, are 50% OFF!! You get 12 sheets of double-sided paper for less than $10, perfect for quick festive cards like the ones below.

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 ‘Be Of Good Cheer’ designer series paper. 12 sheets, double-sided. Was $18.95. Now $9.48!

To check out these and more great bargains, just CLICK HERE to visit my online store, and click on RETIRING PRODUCTS.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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