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Touched My Heart by Stampin’ Up! [The Spot #124]

Published by under cards | Aug 18 2020

Welcome to this week’s project for The Spot Creative Challenge. And for something a bit different, we have a gorgeous colour challenge!

About THE SPOT CREATIVE CHALLENGE:

Each week our Design Team of international creatives share projects based on a new challenge. It could be a sketch, a technique, a colour challenge or – as it is in this week – a theme challenge.

Each Tuesday at 9pm (Syd/Mel time) you’ll see a new challenge post on the challenge website (click to visit). You can play along, and if you want you can even enter your card in the weekly challenge by uploading your project (and you don’t even need a blog!).
A winner will be chosen each week.

Paper Piecing Technique

I used the Touched My Heart stamp set for this card, and a little paper piecing. This stamp set is a HOST set, so it’s available for anyone who places a qualifying order (in Australia this is $250).

Have you tried the Paper Piecing technique?

Simply stamp the same image on different coloured cardstock pieces, trim out the elements you need, and layer them together to create a single multi-coloured image.

It’s a bit like a jigsaw puzzle!

The trickiest bit for this card was cutting out those teeny tiny leaves.

The outline was stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink, the heart was trimmed from Cinnamon Cider cardstock, and the leaves were trimmed from Mint Macaron cardstock.

Colour Challenge – accepted!


Your Challenge

So now it’s your turn. Grab these colours – in ink, patterned paper or cardstock – then create a project. When you’ve finished, jump over to The Spot and upload a photo of your project. Have fun!

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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CI#83: Forever Flourishing

Published by under cards | Aug 12 2020

Welcome to the latest Colour INKspiration Challenge. We are a group of Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators who love to create papercraft projects using Pinterest-inspired colour combinations. Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month our design team showcase projects using the featured colour palette. Our ‘home’ is the Colour INKspiration Facebook Group where we encourage everyone to join in by uploading their projects to highlight the current colour combo.

I have to admit, these colours were a challenge for me this time but I’m so glad I joined in. After all, getting out of the comfort zone is the best part of doing these challenges!

I started with a Mossy Meadow tent-fold card base, then layers of black and Bumble Bee cardstock, with an extra Mossy Meadow patterned paper from the new Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper.

The gorgeous Forever Flourishing dies provided all that lovely foliage, from vellum and Bumblebee cardstock.

The few strands of thread behind the sentiment were actually from the Playful Pets trim combo pack – the black and white thread.

I cut off the length needed and then just separated the black from the white, as shown in the pic above.


And in more bright and sunny news…
the new BOX OF SUNSHINE kits are now available!

This special card-making kit includes supplies to make 8 cards & envelopes – and then you can use the gift box to create a care package for a friend.
TO ORDER CLICK HERE

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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Heartwarming Hugs [The Spot #122]

Published by under cards | Aug 04 2020

Hi friends, Well it’s a busy day on the blog today – with the launch of the new Mini Catalogue and also the release of our monthly Tutorial bundle giveaway.

But I couldn’t miss also joining in with this week’s challenge over on The Spot.

With a theme that includes Coffee, Cocktails and Chocolates – seriously, how could I resist?!

For my contribution this week, I created a card and decorated mini coffee cup which doubles as a treat holder.

Both creations were made with some of the gorgeous products from the Heartwarming Hugs Suite. Check it out here.

On this card we used the Warm Hugs stamp set and coordinating Warm Wraps dies (also available as a bundle to save you 10%). Also the fabulous new Wrapped In Texture embossing folders.

The cute coffee cups are only just a little smaller than the regular cups that we have here in Australia, although having been to the US a few times I know they are considered ‘mini’ by their standards.

They would be fun to hold a gift card, some money, some yummy treats or even… coffee!

Here’s the link to this week’s challenge page so you can see what the other Design Team members created this week. Truly fabulous projects there.


About THE SPOT CREATIVE CHALLENGE:

Each week our Design Team of international creatives share projects based on a new challenge. It could be a sketch, a technique, a colour challenge or – as it is in this week – a theme challenge.

Each Tuesday at 9pm (Syd/Mel time) you’ll see a new challenge post on the challenge website (click to visit). You can play along, and if you want you can even enter your card in the weekly challenge by uploading your project (and you don’t even need a blog!).
A winner will be chosen each week.


Thanks for visiting today, and I hope you continue to have an awesome week.

Sending extra big hugs to my crafty friends here in Victoria, Australia, who are doing it tough at the moment with the new tighter Covid lockdowns. We’ll get through this… at least we have our craft!

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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New Products: Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalogue is now LIVE

Published by under cards | Aug 04 2020

A new 80+ page mini catalogue from Stampin’ Up! is now live.

< DOWNLOAD CATALOGUE HERE >

Check it all out in this
dedicated Mini Catalogue category in the online store


Officially called the August – December Mini Catalogue, it includes Christmas-themed products, some for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and more.

Be warned – you’ll be blown away!

New stamps, tools, embellishments, papers… so many clever products that are all about FUN. And we sure need some of that in our lives at the moment.

Watch this intro video on the new Aug-Dec Mini Catalogue from Stampin’ Up!

As usual, all orders over $250 will earn you 10% of the value back in FREE PRODUCTS.

For orders under $250, simply add HOST CODE FBEG66CJ and I’ll be happy to email you this month’s 60+ page ‘IDEAS Group’ tutorial – theme is Stepped Up Florals – as an extra little bonus. ALL orders over $50 will receive this tutorial bundle – learn more here.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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IDEAS Tutorial Pack – Floral Fun & Stepped Up Cards

Published by under cards | Aug 04 2020

Hi friends, Welcome to the IDEAS blog hop for August and my first time joining this fabulous group. Our theme this month is Floral Fun – Stepped up Cards.

The collage above is a sneak peek of our all the amazing projects that the Design Team have in the HUGE tutorial bundle that you could get your hands on. The IDEAS group is a collective of international demonstrators who each create unique tutorials to help inspire you and to make your crafting easy and fun.

This is my first time with the group and I’m so excited to be part of it.

Here is one of the projects that you can find in my tutorial. I have a beginners version, a more advanced fun fold version, and a ‘dressed up’ embellished version.

All the designers have created detailed tutorials for their projects, using both metric and imperial dimensions.

To get your hands on this Tutorial Bundle, all you have to do is place a $50 order with me at any time this month and the bundle is all yours for FREE! My team members will get it for free in our team forum.

You can also purchase this 60+ page tutorial for $11. Contact me for more information about this option.

Check out Carla Blake’s fabulous project by clicking the Next button below.

It’s an exciting day with the launch of the brand new mini catalogue today with hundreds of new products to keep you crafting.

Check it all out in my online store today.

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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YCCI: Whale Punch

Published by under cards | Aug 02 2020

The latest You Can Create It (YCCI) supplies were bright, shiny and fun.

The July packet included two pieces of Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper, A5 black cardstock and a couple of strips of the amazing Rainbow Glimmer Paper.

The Artistry Blooms paper is bright and varied, so the packets I sent out included an assortment of designs.

The pieces I picked for my project just happened to be mainly blues and greens, and instantly made me think of the ocean.

The Whale Punch finished off this quick and easy card, with the sentiment from the coordinating Whale Done stamp set.

This card that I shared recently would fit with the challenge packet too.

Design Team Projects

Want to see what the YCCI Design Team made with these same supplies?


Play along with us!

Just gather up these same supplies and see what you can come up with.

Let’s create!

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
Join me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/StampingWithSimone/

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