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Hundreds of New Products – New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue is LIVE

Published by under cards | Jun 01 2018

It’s officially the 1st of June here in Australia and you know what that means…

 

The new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! catalogue is HERE

 

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The new Stampin' Up! catalogue for Australia is now HERE

 

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Review: The New-Look Stampin’ Up! Colour Collections

Published by under cards | May 31 2018

2018 Stampin' Up! colour revamp - www.SimoneBartrum.com

With the launch of the 2018-2019 annual catalogue, we are shaking up the Stampin’ Up! colour collections to make sure all our inks, cardstock and coordinating products tick all the boxes:

Colours that we love and colours that we need to make our projects look complete.

We spent some time saying goodbye to the retiring colours, so now its time to say helllllooooooo new Colour Collections.

 

Brights

 

Stampin' Up! Colour Revamp - The Brights

These fun colours are sure to catch the eye.

Poppy Parade was a popular In Color® from a couple of years ago that has made a welcome comeback. It’s brighter than Real Red! It almost has an orangey tone to it, if you know what I mean. And of course Flirty Flamingo was an In Color that was due to retire this year. Instead of finishing up, it has secured a coveted spot in the core colour collection!

Out of all the colour changes, the one I’m MOST excited about is the return of Coastal Cabana. Oh my goodness… I LOVED this colour when it was an In Color and like many others was so sad when it retired. Very happy to see it back and here to stay.

One of the most frequent requests I hear about the Stampin’ Up! colour range is the need for more purples. Well, we aim to please. Gorgeous Grape is the brightest of the new purples.. and yes, there are a few!

 

Regals

 

Stampin' Up! Colour Revamp - The Regals

Bow down and make way for the Regals! These royal colours bring a richness to any project.

Blackberry Bliss is another popular In Color from earlier years. Not many other changes to this collection, although you’ll see that Real Red was displaced from the Brights (thanks to Poppy Parade!) so has found a new home here with the Regals.

It might take a little while to get used to Real Red’s inclusion here (old habits, being what they are) but you know what, looking at all these colours together I have to say it totally fits. Good job Stampin’ Up!.

 

Subtles

 

Stampin' Up! Colour Revamp - The Subtles

There’s nothing subtle about how gorgeous the Subtles collection is! Sometimes a loud and bright card is just what the occasion calls for, but when you want something understated in its beauty and elegance, the Subtles collection gives you the exact colours you need.

And hold on to your hats because this colour collection is welcoming FOUR brand new colours.

Petal Pink is lovely and sweet, Soft Sea Foam is fast heading towards being a new favourite (and looks stunning with Tranquil Tide), and Balmy Blue is that adorable baby blue we’ve been asking for. Highland Heather is the softer of the new purples, and looks fab with Gorgeous Grape.

And Mint Macaron… well, what can I say. I don’t think I’ve ever used more of a single colour of cardstock than I have of Mint Macaron. An In Color from a few years back, I think I nearly cried when it went away (not kidding). There were quite literally cheers at our recent convention when we learnt that Mint Macaron was coming back.

 

Neutrals

 

Stampin' Up! Colour Revamp - The Neutrals

If you think the Neutrals will be dull and boring, well think again. The latest Colour Revamp gave us a big surprise with the inclusion of real colours to the neutrals. Not just shades of brown and grey anymore… a few colours have moved into the Neutrals collection, making it more exciting and colourful.

And it makes sense. Many of us use Night of Navy as a neutral these days (think of denim jeans, they go with nearly everything). And Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow means we have Christmas colours in every colour collection. So clever!

 

The Basics

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But hang on – are you wondering where Black, White and Vanilla are?

They have formed their own little posse called The Basics.

And as an FYI: With the reintroduction of Stazon Black ink, plus the return of Memento Black ink, there was no need for the Basic Black ink as well so it won’t be going forward in the 2018-2019 annual Catalogue.

Do you get confused about which black ink to use? Remember, it depends on what you’re going to do with the stamped image.

• If you’re colouring with watercolour supplies (like ink, blender pens, pencils, etc) then use Stazon Black ink.

• If you’re colouring with alcohol markers like the Stampin’ Blends, then you’ll need to use Memento ink so the outline stays nice and crisp.

 

 

In Colors®

 

Stampin' Up! Colour Revamp - The 2018-2020 In Colors

The next stop on our colour caravan is the 2018–20 In Colors! Including Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch, these colours are a bouquet of hues that lend well to any project. They are very bright!

Stampin' Up! Colour Revamp - The 2017-2019 In Colors

 

Back for another year is Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist (make the most of this one!), Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. They pair amazingly well with many of our new colours too.

 

Regarding the spelling…

 

Does it annoy you when you see the spelling of color instead of colour? Or worse, a mixture of both?

Fun fact: Here in Australia we use colour with a ‘u’, but because ‘In Color®‘ is the registered brand name we have to spell it without the u.

I know, I know… it looks a bit weird, especially when we are mixing them up, but it makes sense when you understand why.

 

Bring on the new Stampin’ Up! Colour Revamp

 

So there you go! My review of the new Stampin’ Up! colour collections.

If you have any of the retiring colours then LUCKY YOU! You’ll be able to use them as much as you want. But if you are ready to add some new exciting colours to your collection, which will help invigorate your existing collection, then check out the amazing range from 1st June 2018 in my online store.

It’s great that Stampin’ Up! are keeping our product range current and fresh and on trend. Exciting times ahead.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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CTC 180: Retiring Favourites – and a sneak peek (Pick a Pennant)

Published by under cards | May 27 2018

Pick a Pennant card and gift box set

 

 

 

Welcome back to another CASEing The Catty Sunday blog hop and challenge. With only a few days remaining for the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, we are farewelling our favourite retiring project.

This is a great opportunity to have one last look at all the ideas and gorgeous samples that have inspired us over the past year.

I can’t go past a cute little bag or box, so this little gem on page 52 jumped out at me.

 

Make a splash - pinch box

And this is where it took me:

Mini paper pinch box featuring Pick a Pennant stamp set by Stampin' Up! (available from 1st June 2018)

 

This started off as 5 ½ ” x 8″ panel of Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, scored on the long side at 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″. The short side was scored at 3 1/5″. I have really loved this paper, and will be sad that it’s not available after the end of May. Better stock up now!

 

Pick a Pennant Card and gift box set

The card on page 52 featured the cute Message in a Bottle stamp set, which is also retiring in just a few days (along with hundreds of other products -> check them out here. But in my version today I paired the paper with a brand new stamp set, called Pick a Pennant. I got this set early, but you’ll be able to order yours from 1st June 2018. This set includes lots of letters that can be used to create personalised pennants and banners. I used just three of those letters to spell out the name ZOE. The two piece flowers and other elements make this an incredibly versatile stamp set… not just your average mini alphabet set.

The papers inspired me to finish the set with a little card (Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes, page 19 of the Occasions Catalogue or check them out here).

Pick a Pennant card

The bird is another two-step image from the same Pick a Pennant stamp set. So cute!

I adhered matching paper to the envelope flap, to finish off the ensemble.

Pick a Pennant card and gift box set

 

So there you go! I hope you enjoy our last look at some of the retiring projects in this week’s CASEing the Catty hop. Continue along to the amazing Bron to check out what she has in store for us this week.

 

 

Want to join the fun?

We have an awesome Facebook Challenge group where you can share your projects and see what others have made. No need to have your own blog or website; all you do is create and upload a photo to the group. Click the image below to visit and/or join the group.

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Interlocking Gate Fold Card Tutorial – Myths & Magic

Published by under cards | May 24 2018

Interlocking Gate Fold Card by Simone Bartrum

One of the fun projects we created in clubs and classes this month, was an interlocking gate fold card.

To create the interlocking gate fold front, you will need two layering dies. Circles, ovals, hearts or – as we’ve used in this card – even squares all work brilliantly. As long as you have two dies that nest (a larger and smaller one in the same shape), then it will work perfectly.

 

Myths & Magic

 

I used the Myths and Magic suite of products to decorate the card. There are fabulous goodies in this range, including stamps and dies and paper and more, but I only used the patterned paper with just a little fussy cutting. So quick and easy!

Sadly the whole range of products are retiring in less than a week – eek! Unless of course they sell out earlier. I just checked now and they are still available so don’t delay if you want to get any of it. You can check out the suite of products here.

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Interlocking Gate Fold Card by Simone Bartrum

 

 

Interlocking Gate Fold Instructions

 

  1. Cut Dapper Denim cardstock to 14.8cm x 21cm. Score long side at 5 1/4 cm. Rotate and score the other side at 5 1/4 cm. Note: if you’re using the metric plate in the Stampin Up Simply Scored card scoring board, then you can use the awesome 5 ¼ cm groove that is etched right into the board – also known as the ‘gate fold line’.
  2. Adhere 4.9cm x 14.5cm DSP panels on to the card: Two for the gate panels on the front of the card, and two for the reverse side which will be visible when you open the card.
  3. To create the interlocking front, you will need two layering dies. Cut out a frame by placing both layering dies over the cardstock at the same time and then running them through the Big Shot. You may choose for the two pieces to be contrasting colours, in which case you’ll need to cut a second inner shape. For this card we are using the largest scallop die from the Layering Frames framelits, and a smaller square die. We used the retiring Dapper Denim and thick white cardstock.
  4. Apply adhesive to the LEFT side of the outer frame, then adhere it to the left flap (as shown below). Apply adhesive to the RIGHT side of the white solid square, then adhere it to the right flap. IMPORTANT: Make sure the insert panel nests perfectly within the frame. It should be a tight fit or the card won’t open and close easily.
  5. Embellish as desired with fussy cut images from the Myths and Magic specialty designer series paper, or stamp and die cut images from the Magical Day stamp and die bundle.

Handy Hint: Be careful when adhering embellishments to the frame and solid square, to make sure that you don’t interfere with the interlocking gate fold elements. Always test the opening & closing before permanently adhering anything to the card front.

 

Interlocking Gate Fold Card by Simone Bartrum

 

 

Myths & Magic Inspiration

 

The Myths and Magic specialty paper is amazing. Iridescent glittered designs on one side, colourful all-occasions imagery on the other.

 

Myths and Magic specialty paper

 

 

Here are some other projects featuring the Myths and Magic suite, as seen in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue.

 

 

 

Myths and Magic specialty paper by Stampin' Up! - Only available until May 31 2018

 

So fun! I hope you enjoy trying an interlocking gate fold card of your own.

For more info about the products used and to grab your supplies before they are GONE for good, click here. Remember, you only have until May 31!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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Happy Mothers Day

Published by under cards | May 12 2018

Happy Mothers Day 2018 - Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! Australia

Happy Mothers Day, with love from Simone


A Message For All the Mums…

Wishing all the wonderful mothers a very happy Mothers Day. I hope you have a great day on Sunday and enjoy some pampering from your loved ones – and hopefully a little crafting time too. xxx

It’s been a big week here so a quiet day at home is planned for us on Sunday.

We had our Coffee & Cards event at Beechworth Bakery on Wednesday, a stamp club on Thursday, a local team event on Friday and another stamp club this morning. I’m so blessed to spend time with talented, friendly and fun crafters.

 

Create with us – An Invitation

If you live around the Ballarat/Creswick area and would like to learn how to make cards, or spend a couple of hours a month with like-minded people, please connect with me so we can find an event that will suit what you’re after.

 

Coffee & Cards at Beechworth Bakery Ballarat

In the ‘Reading Room’ – Coffee & Cards at Beechworth Bakery Ballarat

 

Happy stamping… and Happy Mothers Day!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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New Stampin’ Up! Products during May

Published by under cards | May 02 2018

The gorgeous new Share What You Love product suite from Stampin' Up!. Available from May 2018.

An exciting announcement this week with the release of THREE exclusive bundles for the month of May.

The products will be available when the new annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue comes out next month, but these bundles – and the freebies that come with them – won’t be around. What a great way to get your hands on new products AND get free bonuses too! Love this.

All these products are part of the brand new Share What You Love suite of products which were designed to mark the 30th anniversary of Stampin’ Up!. Most of the products feature pearl accents. Get it? Pearl traditionally marks a 30th anniversary!

 

 

Getting Started Bundle

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$98.75 (total product value: $110)

The Just Getting Started Bundle is perfect for new crafters because it includes a lovely versatile stamp set (called Love What You Do), ink pads, cardstock and a clear acrylic block that will fit every stamp in the set. The bundle will get you off to a GREAT start.

Just Getting Started bundle from Stampin' Up!

 

 

 

A Little More, Please

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$159.75 (value $190.25)

In this bundle the cardstock pack and coordinating accessories offer a variety of colour combinations, and will help you add special touches to your projects. And those 40 FREE envelopes mean you can share your cards right away. The beautiful embellishment box is a treat.

A Little More Bundle from Stampin' Up!

 

For me, the absolute winner is this Make a Difference alphabet set. Let me just say… WOW. The letters go together individually to create any sentiment you want, and they look incredible together (you can see what I did with it on an envelope below)

Make a Difference alphabet stamp set - the perfect way to address an envelope that will be hand-delivered

 

 

Gotta Have It All

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$222.75 (value $274) OR *$169 when you join Stampin’ Up!*

This bundle is designed for the avid crafter. You’ll get the largest selection of items in this stunning suite. The specialty paper is amazing and has a pearlescent coating – I’ve never seen anything quite like it and found myself making many cards with it. With this bundle you’ll continue your creative journey with confidence that you can produce beautifully coordinated projects.

You can buy this large bundle for $222.75, but if you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! then consider this option:

For only $169 you can choose up to $235 worth of products, so you could easily choose the ‘Gotta Have It All’ bundle and you’d still have $12.25 left. Dimensionals or adhesives perhaps? This is an incredible bargain, but the best part comes AFTER you join, because you’ll then get 20% off all your future purchases and the potential for much more.

Hmmm, now that’s something to think about! More info about joining here.

If you decide to join, simply add item code 149812 when you’re creating your starter kit and all these amazing products will be yours.

Gotta Have It All bundle - Join Stampin' Up! during May (Australia)

This bundle is extra special because it includes the very exclusive Statement of My Heart stamp. This was available for demonstrators to buy last month for AUD$22, but you get it free in this bundle, along with the other goodies. Amazing!

 

Oh my goodness so much to think about.

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And if you can’t wait to get the new 2018-2020 In Colors then you can get those a little early too! Yep, you don’t have to wait until June 1st to order.

(Note: Remember that you’ll be getting the Grapefruit Grove ink pad if you choose one of the bundles above, so keep that in mind if you plan to order these ink pads or you may end up with 2 of them.)
In Color ink pad collection

 

So there you go! A lot to love. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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