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Stampin’ Up! Flower Shop Bundle: 40th Birthday Card

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I was lucky enough to receive some beautiful happy mail in recent weeks.

I thought I’d share a bright and blingy card today for some weekend inspiration for you ūüôā



I love how *~sparkly~* this card is in real life (ignore the number on it! LOL).

It was inspired by Brandy Cox, and created by Tricia Raineri. Tricia always comes up with gorgeous projects – you can check out her blog here. On this card she has used the Flower Shop bundle (page 94 Annual Catalogue) to stamp and punch those awesome flowers, and there’s just the perfect touch of bling. Thanks for letting me share this card, Tricia!

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria


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Stampin’ Up!’s ‘On Its Way’ Simply Sent Kit

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Hi friends. I just wanted to pop by today to share a few cards I made recently with the AWESOME ‘On Its Way’ Simply Sent kit, by Stampin’ Up!.

I was short on time, but desperate to get some crafting in, so this kit was the perfect solution.
(Pssst: you can find it on page 161 of the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue).

On Its Way Simply Sent Kit Contents

It has everything you need to sit down for a relaxing cardmaking session.

Card bases x 8? Check.

Envelopes x 8? Check.

Cute arrow clips x8? Check.

Dimensionals, sticker embellishments, label bases? Check. Check. Check.

It doesn’t take long to complete the cards but it’s still a satisfying ‘I made it myself’ project.

Best of all, no extra supplies or adhesive is required except for your chosen greeting stamp.

bravo card

There’s no right or wrong way to place your adhesive-backed die cut shapes, so you can get creative with different layouts. Or just stick to the one design.

I’m still loving my flags and banners, so this simple design worked for me. And I think they look cute!

Once I started, I was hooked and completed the whole packet in just a little while.

Now all I need to do is write a little message and pop them in the post! Too easy.



These kits are perfect for:

* crafting on-the-go (traveling or camping)

* gifts for teens or new crafters

* crafting when you don’t have other supplies handy (ie moving house)

* when you need cards in a hurry!

And they’re only AUD$20.95 for the whole kit!

You can order them online now by clicking HERE (enter item code 131373 in the ‘Search The Store’ box).

Or contact me and I’ll get one (or 3!) kits delivered directly to your door.

Happy stamping

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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New Pretty Packaging Bundle

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Also announced this week, two fun gift packaging bundles.

The bundles come with the Stamp A Tag kit, ribbon and your choice of either  Decorative Window Boxes OR  Extra Large Gift Boxes.









Holiday Tag It
Decorative Box Bundle


1. Stamp a Tag Kit
2. Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
3. Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)


Holiday Tag It
Extra-Large Box Bundle


1. Stamp a Tag Kit
2. Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
3. Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)


Read more in the flyer:


¬†Into digital products? Don’t forget to check out the other special announced this week.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria



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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Sale: 25% off 25 Sets

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¬† The 25th of October is officially Stampin’ Up!’s 25th birthday, so we’re celebrating all week!

Get 25% off 25 different stamp sets (Clever, huh? And a great deal!).

You can view them all in my online store.


Just click SHOP and click on the 25% off 25 link.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria



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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‚ĄĘ 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.


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!


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.


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).




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.


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



  • 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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