Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop

Published by under cards | Apr 23 2015

Grand Vacation Hawaii Blog Hop




Welcome to our Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop.

You may have joined me from Linda Higgins‘ blog or you may be kicking off your journey here. Either way, thanks for getting into the Hawaiian spirit with us as we celebrate the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Grand Vacation for 2015.

I have a couple of projects to share today, so kick back & relax and enjoy your own virtual Hawaii travels today.

No sunscreen required!


Flower lei: Stampin’ Up! style

The inspiration for my first project comes from the beautiful Hawaiian tradition of welcoming visitors with a flower lei.

Flower lei, Stampin' Up! style. Come and join us on a Hawaiian themed blog hop!   www.simonebartrum.com


We are spoilt for choice with the current Stampin’ Up! offerings of so many adorable flower stamps, dies and punches.


Featuring the colours of So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay, this one is made from the Pansy punch – one of my all-time favourites – and just a few Fun Flower punch shapes.


How to make 3 dimensional flowers from a punch

You need to make a lot of flowers for this one!

Here is a simple way to make flowers with heaps of dimension…

3D Flowers Tutorial from www.simonebartrum.com


We joined the flowers together with Bermuda Bay bakers twine. The easiest way to do this is by threading the twine with a needle (see below) so you have a sharp point to poke through the middle of your flowers.


Threaded bakers twine to join 3D flowers

The leaves are made from punched ovals in Wild Wasabi cardstock, embossed with the Woodgrain embossing folder, then folded in half.

Stampin' Up! paper lei. Flower lei, Stampin' Up! style. Come and join us on a Hawaiian themed blog hop!   www.simonebartrum.com


Grass Skirt Card

And for our card project today we have a bright and sunny card to reeeeeally get us in the mood. Did someone say Hula?

Here in Australia the weather is turning cooler now as we head towards winter. We’ve already started putting the heater on at night so the warmth of Hawaii is definitely calling my name.Grass Skirt Card. Flower lei, Stampin' Up! style. Come and join us on a Hawaiian themed blog hop!   www.simonebartrum.com

This card has a Pink Pirouette base, with a Wild Wasabi layer cut with the Fringe Scissors.

Do you recognise the grass fringe? It’s the Jute Ribbon from the Occasions catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Grass Skirt Card from www.simonebartrum.com


How fun! Thanks for joining us.

Feel free to leave a comment and let me know which part of the world you’re from or connect with me via Facebook. I can’t wait to say hi!


Next stop is Dawn Griffith. Check out her amazing work here.


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria






 Blog Hop List

18. Bec Ross

19. Ann Craig

21. Sandi MacIver

 26. Betty Button

48 responses so far

48 Responses to “Hawaii Grand Vacation Blog Hop”

  1. Petraon 23 Apr 2015 at 7:17 am

    So clever!

  2. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 8:29 am

    Thanks for visiting Petra 🙂

  3. Patty Bennetton 23 Apr 2015 at 7:39 am

    Wow.. amazing!!!!! Absolutely LOVE the flowers lei!!!!

  4. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 8:24 am

    Thanks Patty! xx

  5. Selene Kemptonon 23 Apr 2015 at 7:53 am

    Both of these are fabulous! I love the way you made the jute look like a grass skirt! So awesome!

  6. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 8:25 am

    Thanks Selene. I’ve only recently discovered the jute ribbon and absolutely love how versatile it is!

  7. Stamping Shannion 23 Apr 2015 at 9:06 am

    Simone – what awesome ideas and colours! You have such a lovely style and I adore the way you post the verbage and instructions!! (You continue to be my teacher on so many levels.) My favourite is of course the lei. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Thanks for being part of the blog hop!
    Shanni xx

  8. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 9:13 am

    Awww Shannean, can’t wait to see you at Convention next week and then in Hawaii. Meet you by the bar for an umbrella drink! xxx

  9. Kylie Bertuccion 23 Apr 2015 at 9:14 am

    How cool is that flower Lei! Love the tutorial that goes with it – and that grass skirt is totes adorbs. Awesome projects – can’t wait to catch up next week!

  10. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 9:44 am

    I know – next week! Here we are getting excited about Hawaii but we have Convention before then. Bring it on!!!

  11. janet wakelandon 23 Apr 2015 at 9:14 am

    What a fun idea!

  12. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 9:43 am

    Can’t wait to see you in Hawaii Janet!

  13. Marleneon 23 Apr 2015 at 9:19 am

    These are just so cute! I love the flowers

  14. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 9:43 am

    You can’t have too many flowers, right? 😉 Thanks for visiting Marlene!

  15. Kay Jantzon 23 Apr 2015 at 9:28 am

    Love your projects and the lei is lovely.

  16. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 9:42 am

    Thanks Kay, so pleased you stopped by today.

  17. jacque williamson 23 Apr 2015 at 9:39 am

    What a great project and love that you included an infographic!

  18. Sandi MacIveron 23 Apr 2015 at 9:56 am

    super cute projects Simone and wow, that is a lot of flowers.

  19. Connie Stewarton 23 Apr 2015 at 10:04 am

    Simone, aren’t you so clever?! I love the lei! It is over the top awesome!

  20. Mel Paganoon 23 Apr 2015 at 10:14 am

    Absolutely gorgeous Simone! Well done!

  21. Vanessa Webbon 23 Apr 2015 at 10:44 am

    Love love love! Grass skirts and hulas are the first things that came to my mind when I saw your card Simone……the texture of that fringing is just perfect! That flower punch is just perfect for a life-sized Lei……..Aloha:)

  22. Ann Craigon 23 Apr 2015 at 11:03 am

    Wow Simone – love these projects. The lei is so bright and happy and i really love the card with the fringed skirt. Shows such a creative use of the Jute ribbon and bold flowers make a gorgeous contrasting statement.

  23. Linda Higginson 23 Apr 2015 at 11:14 am

    Love these but especially the “Grass Skirt” card! Clever!

  24. Brian Kingon 23 Apr 2015 at 11:29 am

    Simone, I LOVE your work. Both projects are phenomenal. I particularly love the flower lei – how perfect for this hop and a perfect celebration of this trip-to-be. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  25. Betty Buttonon 23 Apr 2015 at 11:51 am

    WOW, Those are awesome projects. I love the grass skirt

  26. Alisa Tilsneron 23 Apr 2015 at 12:04 pm

    I love them both Simone. Great use of the Jute!

  27. Sharon La Croixon 23 Apr 2015 at 1:34 pm

    The flower lei is fabulous, love it! I am in California but lived in Melbourne
    in the late 1960, along St Kilda Road, near Albert Park Lake. Should visit some day as I am sure it has all changed. Have a great trip!

  28. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Oh my goodness Sharon! Yes I know that area well. I’m sure it has changed quite a bit since the 60s – but you’ll have to come back and see for yourself so we can give you a good Aussie welcome. Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comment. 🙂

  29. Georgia Giguereon 23 Apr 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Love love love your projects, Simone! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks for visiting Georgia and for your lovely comment. I can’t wait to meet you next month!

  31. Louise Sharpon 23 Apr 2015 at 4:33 pm

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Are you kidding me?! I am blown away. First I was floored by the absolutely STUNNING paper flower lei! I want one on now, sipping a cocktail out of a pineapple. Then I keep scrolling to see yet another AH-MAY-ZING piece of artwork. What an ingenious idea to use the jute ribbon, so clever!
    Can’t wait to see you at convention and also relax with you in Hawaii. Love your work Simone. Louise xo

  32. The Paper Caperon 23 Apr 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Awesome projects Simone! Could they get any more perfect for the theme? Have an AMAZING trip – you deserve every luxury and perk!!

  33. Barb Mullikinon 23 Apr 2015 at 9:35 pm

    I am speechless, these projects are absolutely amazing. I look forward to meeting you!

  34. Simoneon 23 Apr 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Aww thanks Barb. Can’t wait to meet you too!

  35. Catherine Harwoodon 23 Apr 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Both of these ideas are amazing — the grass skirt is an inspired idea!

  36. Dawn Griffithon 23 Apr 2015 at 11:29 pm

    Love Love Love your flower Lei . I was seriously thinking of how I could make one and totally gave up . I love the tutorial ( thank you ) . Just stunning . Oh and that card ~ It’s adorbs ! Love the grass skirt . Awesome !
    See you soon
    Dawn Griffith

  37. Marelle Tayloron 23 Apr 2015 at 11:41 pm

    You’re so clever Simone! I love your Hawaiian creations!

  38. krista frattinon 24 Apr 2015 at 6:53 am

    I love these! adorbs!

  39. lisa eatonon 24 Apr 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Oh my goodness! Simone these are totally brilliant, looove that lei & that grass skirt too clever!

  40. Janiceon 25 Apr 2015 at 12:36 am

    I’ve viewed each of the blogs, and while they are all spectacular, I give your creations the Grand Prize Blue Ribbon. Such beautiful colors and great ideas that scream HAWAII. You are an incredible stamper Simone – Mahalo!
    Have a beautiful trip to Hawaii – Aloha.

  41. Simoneon 25 Apr 2015 at 7:52 am

    LOL thanks Janice. Your comment made me giggle but I think you’re right that all the different ideas on the hop were great. We had so much fun we are already planning our next one! Thanks for visiting and for your beautiful comment.

  42. Dawn MacKayon 25 Apr 2015 at 3:35 am

    AWESOME projects! Congratulations and have an amazing trip to Hawaii!

  43. Simoneon 25 Apr 2015 at 7:49 am

    Thank you Dawn. Can’t wait to go there too!

  44. Renee Kohnkeon 25 Apr 2015 at 6:42 am

    What a clever idea!! Love that grass skirt!

  45. Simoneon 25 Apr 2015 at 7:48 am

    Glad you liked it Renee. I certainly won’t be ever wearing a grass skirt so it was fun to make a card version!

  46. Lisa Curcioon 27 Apr 2015 at 1:58 am

    Simone, would it be too much to ask for you to MAKE these for me. 😀 LOVE them so much! Your creativity is outstanding. Looking forward to meeting you in Hawaii. Aloha!

  47. Simoneon 27 Apr 2015 at 7:16 am

    lol! You’re funny Lisa. If I can work out how to bring them over without getting squished you are welcome to them. Can’t wait to meet you too!

  48. […] 6. BJ Peters  7. Selene Kempton  8. Georgia Giguere  9. Linda Higgins  10. Simone Bartrum  11. Dawn Griffith   12. Marelle Taylor  13. Dena Rekow  14. Connie […]

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