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CTC 74: Shine On

Published by under cards | Apr 10 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

 

This week the CTC Crew are turning to pages 30 – 33 of the Occasions Catalogue for inspiration. This includes the gorgeous Shine On suite and some of our fabulous kits.

Shine On Suite - Occasions Catalogue 2016 by Stampin' Up!

I have to say the Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper is waaaaayyy better in real life. Heavier weight kraft paper and fabulous silver foil designs on one side of the paper. LOVE.

Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper

 

Inspired by the samples on page 30 of the Occasions Catalogue, I made a little card and gift box ensemble.

 

Shine On ensemble
The gift box is made using the Curvy Keepsakes die. It’s a great size for holding jewellery or sweet treats.

The specialty paper is heavier than regular designer series paper so it’s perfect for boxes.

Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsakes die cut in the Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper. So shiny in real life!

The matching card has some of the same foil specialty paper with a touch of Cucumber Crush and Real Red.

 

A Little Something Card - Shine On Specialty Paper by Stampin' Up!

Here are some other cards I made recently with the Shine On paper, this time with Pool Party.
Shine On Pool Party

For more inspiration, continue on to see what Rebecca has in store for us this week. At any time you can also visit the CTC blog HERE.

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Note: Next week there will be no CTC blog hop. We are having a week off because many of the crew will be attending the OnStage Events held simultaneously in various places around the world. There are two a year – one in April and and another in November, and are fun and informative Stampin’ Up! hosted events. We’re excited! The crew will be back on April 24.

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

 

 

 

 

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Stampin’ Up! Australia: Big Specials and Big News

Published by under specials | Apr 06 2016

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Some news today

We are already in April, so you know what that means? A new annual catalogue is just around the corner. I’m getting ready to order the complimentary catalogues for all my valued customers who have purchased from me in the past year. Thank you for supporting me and sharing your love of paper craft with me. xxx

If your address has changed since you last ordered, please let me know.

Note: If you order online make sure you give permission for me to contact you, otherwise Stampin’ Up! is not allowed to pass on your details due to the privacy laws and I won’t know who you are!

If you aren’t sure if you’re on my list, just email me and I’ll check.

 

For the diary

  • The retiring list will be out on the 19th of April
  • New catalogues will be sent out from mid-May onwards
  • You’ll be able to order from the new catalogue from 3am on the 1st of June 2016.

 

Changes to the Weekly Deals program

Weekly Deals: Don't Miss the last 2 weeks of deals

As you know, Stampin’ Up! has been discounting a small number of items each Wednesday. Well, we are down to our FINAL TWO Weekly Deals!

But it’s not bad news…  We will still be offering special prices and although they will be less frequent they will have a broader range of products and discounts than Weekly Deals. Yay! This will be great for those of us who like to combine our orders to save on postage, and who like to have a bigger range of specials to choose from.

The Weekly Deals are going out in style with a SUPER-sized offering this week.

 

Here are this week’s items:

[Tip: Click on the images to see more info]

 

 

Looking for even more bargains?

Don’t forget to check out our huge Clearance Rack too!

The Clearance Rack holds heavily discounted retired products. There are some incredible bargains there, with many items well under half price… you will definitely want to check them out.

Here are some of my favourites at the moment:

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
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Word Bubbles Framelits Die

Word Bubbles Framelits Die
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Playground Project Life Card Collection

Playground Project Life Card Collection
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Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker

Gold Stampin’ Dazzle Marker
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This Hip Hip Hooray kit was once $34.95, and now it’s down to $13.98. And that includes an awesome set of photopolymer stamps too! (click on the image of the kit above to see more)

The Word Bubbles framelit set was once $42.98 and now only $25.79.

If you love Project Life you’ll find some real treasures in the Clearance Rack. The Happiness Is card collection is only $8.38 for 100 cards! That’s down from $20.98. The Playground card collection is also well under half price for 100 cards in different sizes.

 

 

Craft@Home Club – New Spots Available

Do you love receiving handmade cards?  Would you love to get a selection of samplers, card kits, and fun stuff in the mail each month?

If you are nodding your head (and hey, who wouldn’t love this?) then this might be your lucky day. We have vacancies in our Craft@Home Clubs.

I am now into my THIRD YEAR of the Craft@Home Clubs and it has been a fabulous experience for all our members. Members receive TWO items by snail mail each month (Really and truly! They actually go to your letterbox not your inbox), hostess benefits once a year and loads of other benefits. Members put in orders for Stampin’ Up! products each month – with commitments starting from only $30 per month!

It’s a fabulous way to build your stash of craft supplies over time.

If you live in Australia and are interested in learning more, please call or text me on 0411 642 038. You can also email me (just include your full contact details including name and postal address so I can verify your eligibility).

 

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So that’s it from me. For regular updates and inspiration, come over and follow my Facebook page at Stamping With Simone.
Happy stamping,
MySiggy

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Sale-a-bration Items Still Available – Final Days

Published by under cards | Mar 27 2016

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Wishing you a beautiful Easter

 

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Easter break, perhaps some quiet time at home or away camping? We are spending a few rare quiet days together at home and it’s bliss!

 

The end of March is just a few days away, and you know what that means? The end of Sale-a-bration is near!

There’s still time to grab a free gift with every $90 order – there’s a great range of full stamp sets and accessories on offer.

When you place your order in my online store you’ll be prompted to add the item code for your choice of gift. It’s that easy!

Here they all are for easy reference, with item codes, all in one place:

 

Sale-a-bration Gift: Choose 1 for every $90 ordered

 

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me. We are doing a little Spring cleaning at home this weekend (okay, Autumn cleaning), so I’ll be able to help you straight away.

Happy stamping,

MySiggy

 

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Perfect Pairings Shaker Frame Card

Published by under cards | Mar 13 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

 

This week the CASE-ing The Catty crew are having some more Sale-a-bration fun. You may have come from Rebecca’s page, or you may be starting here. I hope you enjoy our little bit of weekend inspiration and that you are inspired to get crafty today too.

 

My inspiration this week came from the fun shaker frame card on page 10 of the SAB brochure. Gotta love a card you can shake AND it’s shiny with gold foil prints!

Project Life cards used in a shaker frame card

 

I use the same gold printed window sheet from the Project Life ‘Memories in the Making’ card collection, along with the Perfect Pairings stamp set.

But a few minor changes ended up making a very noticeable difference!

Here is what I ended up with:

CTC 70: Perfect Pairings shaker frame card.

I switched out the pastel Mint Macaron patterned paper for a striking black and white sheet from the Everyday Chic designer series paper stack.

I love the bold combination of black, white and gold. Definitely not my usual style… but that’s why I love these sorts of challenges. They really do get you out of your comfort zone and that is so good for soul!

Perfect Pairings shaker frame card

 

Would you like to play along too? We’d love for you to join our linky challenge here. The CTC crew are tickled pink to visit and comment on entries, so jump on board.

Next stop on the hop is Jackie Noble. Enjoy!

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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Sale-A-Bration Halfway Happiness

Published by under cards | Feb 16 2016

Halfway Happiness Blog Hop

 

What a day! Today marks the halfway point of Sale-a-bration 2016 (SAB) and also the release of 3 NEW free Sale-a-bration products (view them here). To celebrate, I’ve joined up with some of our Stampin’ Up! team members – the EurekaStampers – to share what we’re doing with all the lovely free SAB goodies.

You may have come here from Sarah’s I Heart Stamping page – if so, welcome! – or you may be starting here.  Either way, I hope you enjoy what we’ve got to share with you today. 

 

For my project, I chose the very popular Flowering Fields stamp set. So many of my customers have chosen this one as their free gift with a $90 purchase, so I thought I’d make up some more simple layouts that work with it and also the matching Wildflower Fields paper.

I only intended to make one card, but these coordinating products are so easy to work with that I got a little carried away and ended up making four!

 

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Apart from a few extra embellishments, you only need two sheets of A4 cardstock and one sheet of patterned paper to make the foundation of these cards.

 

thanksLagoon

 

This stamp set doesn’t include any greetings, so I used the wonderful wooden Expressions Natural Elements. They stick quite well with just a few dots of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Best of all, you can dress them up by applying ink or even the gorgeous Wink of Stella brush-on glimmer.

 

winkofstella

 

Stella is sooooo hard to photograph – have you noticed? You can just kind of see it at the end of the wood where it catches the light.

 

I stamped on a panel of vellum on this card. The translucent cardstock vellum is from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum pack – also one of the free SAB offerings.

CelebrateLLagoon

So there you have it from me! A ‘Flowering Fields’ celebration…

I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.  I’m so proud of all of the team members who are participating this week, as well as all the other EurekaStampers from right across Australia.  I love Stampin’ Up! products, there’s no doubt about that, but it is the amazing people I’ve met through my involvement with ‘SU’ that has been quite simply life changing. If you have ever wanted to be part of a community of like-minded people, this may just be what you’re after too.  #blessed

 

CongratsCalypsoCoral

 

 

For more inspiration, continue on to visit Janine Rawlin’s here or click on one of the arrows below.  Janine is the person who first introduced me to Stampin’ Up! so I’m sure she’ll inspire you today, just as she inspired me 8 years ago.

 

That Way      This Way

And if you get lost along the way you can always refer to this list…

1. Rose Packer

 2. Carly Middleton

3. Julie Cocks

4. Linda Whalley

5. Lauren Meiklejohn

6. Heather McCarthy

7. Mel Pagano

8. Sarah McCallion

9. Simone Bartrum <— YOU ARE HERE

10. Janine Rawlins

 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

 

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Sale-a-bration

Published by under cards | Feb 14 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Sunday Blog Hop

The theme for our CTC Blog Hop this week is Sale-a-bration! I decided to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) a card on the front cover of the Sale-a-bration brochure. You can’t miss it – it’s the one with the heart. Very appropriate for today and Valentine’s day, don’t you think?

Here is the original version:

 

You're So Nice - card from the cover of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration brochure 2016

 

And here’s mine!

CTC66: You're Lovely. For the CASE-ing the Catty Sale-a-bration blog hop. This card uses some of the acetate cards from the Memories in the Making Project Life specialty card collection. Created by Simone Bartrum.

I used the Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection, just as in the original.

The heart and the red dots are in fact two different acetate sheets!

 

Memories In The Making PL Cards

 

Those printed acetate sheets, a half-sheet of Night of Navy cardstock, a stamped greeting and some embellishments are all you need to make this card.

 

CTC66: You're Lovely. For the CASE-ing the Catty Sale-a-bration blog hop. This card uses some of the acetate cards from the Memories in the Making Project Life specialty card collection. Created by Simone Bartrum.

 

I love this Project Life card collection – so handy for card making, scrapbooking, as dashboards in your planner, and of course in your Project Life albums too.

And best of all, the whole card collection is free with any purchase of $90 or more before the end of March.

 

Here’s a 4 minute video that shows you all the cards in the set and a few tips on how to use them.

(If you’re viewing this via your inbox, you may need to click here first)

 

The acetate layers were adhered to the card base with some carefully positioned glue dots behind the red dots on the acetate and a few candy dots.

CTC66: You're Lovely. For the CASE-ing the Catty Sale-a-bration blog hop. This card uses some of the acetate cards from the Memories in the Making Project Life specialty card collection. Created by Simone Bartrum.

 

So there you have it! Thanks for joining me today, and I hope you continue on the hop to see Julia’s version of this card here, or just click on the buttons below.

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Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

 

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