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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.

Tag It stamp set

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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Invitation: Digital Scrapbooking event

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So you’ve heard about digital scrapbooking.

But what is it?

Come and join me in Melbourne on Saturday 3rd of August and learn all about it. Other sessions available throughout Australia (contact me for details).

Here’s your invitation (created with My Digital Studio™).

 

[YouTube Video]

 

Cost is $35 for the afternoon, and includes the full version of the MDS software!

Email me to reserve your spot.

 

Sycamore Street - button rich razzleberry 3  Want to give it a whirl for free?

Click here to visit my online store, and download a free trial!

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Stampin’ Up! Australia ‘Retiring List’ is Coming!

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Well this is it.

It’s nearly time to say goodbye to our current Stampin’ Up! catalogue. And with it, many of our favourite products.

 

Each year we see crafters who miss out on amazing deals because their favourite item just sold out. Aarrghhh!!

To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, and to help you during the catalogue transition, I’ve outlined 3 simple steps.

 

1. Visit my Online Store today and Register

Just click CREATE ACCOUNT. It only takes a minute and will set you up for quick access with preferred pricing! The retiring list comes out TOMORROW (Friday 31st May) so you’ll definitely want to do this now. It’s free and there’s no obligation!

 

2.  On Friday 31st of May (set a reminder on your phone!) come back here or visit my blog to view the Retiring List. Have a highlighter and your catalogue handy as you work out your must-have list.

 

3. Then login to my Online Store (using the email address you registered with) and grab your bargains before they’re all gone. Use hostess code 9XQGZSKU to go in the running for a free stamp set of your choice. If you’d prefer not to do it online, just call me or email your order and I’ll do it for you.  

Important Note: The Retiring products are available until sold out.

 

BONUS: The first 20 people who order from my online store after 31st May will receive a hand-stamped card and gift! I’ve been making some fun covered note-pads and I can’t wait to share them with you! Just a little thank you to my valued customers.

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NEW CATALOGUE UPDATE: Plans are already underway to get the brand new 2013-2014 Stampin’ Up! catalogue into your hands.
We know how much you want to see it! It goes live in July, and is absolutely gorgeous!!!! We were lucky enough to get a copy at Convention last week, and I know you’ll love it too.
Remember that my existing customers get a FREE copy on request.
Alternatively you can preorder a copy for $10 which includes delivery to your door.

 

See you tomorrow – woohooo SOOOOO exciting!!!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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The tale of a card on Pinterest: Cutaway Technique

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I have a funny story to tell about a simple card that went on to big things.

Back in 2010 I shared some cards on my blog from a team swap.

One of them was this card by the lovely Debbie Hand.

Over the years I noticed  that a lot – and I mean A LOT – of visitors were coming to my blog to visit this card, mainly from Pinterest.

Many have emailed me about it. Most shared how much they liked the design. Some had CASEd it. Occasionally people asked how to make it. I even had an angry email (“why don’t you ladies give instructions!”).

I sent many emails explaining how I believe, just by looking at it, that the card was made. But in the past week alone I’ve received another 5 emails about it! So, I’m here today to provide as much info as I can about this card.

Debbie and I have had a big chuckle about it too.

 

HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?
1. Create a standard card base, with the fold on the left side.

2. Using your paper trimmer, cut out a section from the card front.

3. Punch a semi-circle from the card front with a circle punch.

4. Embellish card front and add a flower to the inside so it peeks through the punched semi-circle opening.

Yep, it really is that easy!

 

FAQ

– The original card was created using the now-retired stamp sets Bird on a Branch (for the speckled image and also the sentiment) and Cottage Garden for the flower.

 

I hope this helps. Have fun recreating this cool card!

Cheers,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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Flowering Flourishes and a new Promotion

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Oh my goodness, it has been far too long since I said hello here on the blog! Life has been so busy that I’ve only had time to post to the Facebook page.

Here are some projects I shared over there recently. [If you hang out on FB make sure you like the page so you don’t miss anything!]

Petite Purse and Flowering Flourishes card

 

I know you’ll love Stampin’ Up!’s current * AMAZING * promotions! They’ve caused a stir, that’s for sure….

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What are they?

1All orders over $400 will score you a bonus $60 in free product.

Add that to the usual $60 you get and that gives you (counting on fingers and toes here…) at least $120 in FREE PRODUCT. No kidding!

arrow9-blackTIP: Don’t forget you can now order ONLINE anytime, in the comfort of your home. Just click here to get started, or contact me as usual and I’ll be happy to do it for you.

 

2Join Stampin’ Up! and get a bonus $60 in your starter kit.

If you’ve thought about joining Stampin’ Up! in the past but are still sitting on the fence, well now is the time to take that leap. Check out all the benefits of doing so here. Once you’ve joined you can enjoy all the perks… like ordering sneak peek products from the NEW catalogue from 31st of May. ** Squeal ** Aren’t we lucky!!!

*These promotions run until May 30th.

 

So why have I been away from my blog for so long?

I’ll be back *soon*  to explain all 🙂

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

 

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