New Catalogue Blog Hop!

Published by under cards | Jul 19 2014

EurekaStampers Blog Hop - New Catalogue 2014-2015

Welcome to our inaugural EurekaStampers blog hop! I’m so proud of all the crafters you’ll visit today, who are not only Stampin’ Up! team members but friends too. I’m sure you’ll find plenty of inspiration as you visit them, so don’t forget to leave some comment love and let them know they’ve done a great job. xxx

You may have hopped over from Rebecca Scurr‘s page. Isn’t she amazing? LOVE her work!

For my turn to share I’ve picked a couple of my fave FUN creations since the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue was released.  The first is a Welcome card featuring Life’s Adventure, one of the awesome new hostess sets. Welcome Card - Eurekastampers Blog Hop

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The houses were coloured with the new Blendabilities alcohol markers. You can see more about them here (along with a basic techniques video).

The Blendies we used are Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Old Olive. The base case is the yummy Lost Lagoon, with a layer of Calypso Coral and blingy Glimmer paper.

The windows have Crystal Effects on them for a glassy look. Bit hard to see in the pic, so you might have to take my word for it. 😉

Blendabilities Welcome Card - EurekaStampers Blog Hop
My next project is one we made at stamp club this month. We turned the flat Tag-a-Bag Gift Bags into ‘bagalopes’. I guess we know now what the fox says.

Foxy Polk-a-Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags - EurekaStampers Blog HopHave you made these before?

Bagalopes were one of the very first things I learned to make as a brand new papercrafter all those years ago. And they are still so fun to make! And practical too…. gotta love that.


How to make a Tag-a-Bagalope

1. Grab a Tag-a-Bag Gift Bag, just like these. Or even these if you prefer a chevron design.

2. Score the bottom and both sides of the bag at exactly 1 inch.

3. Carefully fold the score lines back and forth a few times so you have a good crisp crease.

4. Pop your hand inside the bag to push it into shape as you flatten the base. Secure the flaps on the bottom with washi tape (see pic below). So quick and easy! I like to put a 3″x 2″ piece of sturdy cardboard in the base to help it sit flat.


And for the fox?

My friend Lorinda (who you’ll meet in a few more ‘hops’ of this blog hop) came over the other week and showed me an adorable punch art fox. I recreated him for the front of this bag, tweaking the design a little so it uses all current punches.

Foxy Punch Art - EurekaStampers Blog Hop

His ears were made from the wings on the Bird Builder punch. And the paws and tip of the tail were from the Modern Label punch. The Large Oval punch was also used for his body and tail.

I added a 10 1/4 ” strip of Mossy Meadow cardstock around the base of the bagalope, after snipping it with the fringe scissors. I went back later and added another layer (which you can see above). He’s a cutey.


Alrighty, that’s me done.

Continue your hop hop hopping, as you land over at Carly’s page for more crafty inspiration.



Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria






13 responses so far

13 Responses to “New Catalogue Blog Hop!”

  1. Carlyon 19 Jul 2014 at 9:05 am

    Thank you for the inspiration Simone. x

  2. Jess Won 19 Jul 2014 at 9:29 am

    WOW, WOW, WOW. I’ve totally overlooked those sweet houses in the catalogue. And that super cute fox? SO gorgeous. Thanks for sharing how to create him!

  3. Fiona D'Elbouxon 19 Jul 2014 at 9:59 am

    Wow Simone!!! I love these projects, you always manage to go that extra bit to create such fun projects. Can’t wait to have a go at your little fox!!!

  4. Tracyon 19 Jul 2014 at 10:00 am

    Gorgeous projects Simone, so love that cute fax, how adorable and so easy to make following your photos, thanks for sharing

  5. Triciaon 19 Jul 2014 at 10:06 am

    How cute are those houses? I have totally overlooked these in the catalogue, so thanks for bringing them to my attention…..well my bank account won’t thank you! I love your version of the fox bagalope, so very cute. I am really enjoying the blog hop & everyone’s creations.

  6. Mel Paganoon 19 Jul 2014 at 10:57 am

    Those projects are so lovely Simone! Love the card and the fox is super cute. Thx for sharing 🙂

  7. Linda Whalleyon 19 Jul 2014 at 11:42 am

    oh my. Simone, both of these are gorgeous. Will definitely be CASEing these. Thanks for sharing

  8. Janine Rawlinson 19 Jul 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Love that fox!! I wondered who made him when on display at C&Q Show recently.Gone to Pinterest that one!!!!! Love the projects Sim! Stunning!

  9. Gailon 19 Jul 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Love the fox Simone! Too cute 🙂

  10. Rebeccaon 19 Jul 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Would you believe that I have not seen those houses before! But I love your card. And that is the cutest fox ever!! Love it!!

  11. […] Rebecca Scurr 2. Simone Bartrum 3. Carly Middleton 4. Jessica Williams 5. Mel Pagano 6. Fiona D’Elboux 7. Rose Packer 8. […]

  12. Roseon 21 Jul 2014 at 11:23 am

    What a cute fox… I always find it amazing how we use shapes to make up characters… it’s great.

  13. Lorindaon 23 Jul 2014 at 9:15 am

    Wow, great projects Simone, I guess the houses are on my wish list now. I love what you did with the fox.

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