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Nov IDEAS: Winter Meadow Cards

Published by under cards | Nov 02 2023

The IDEAS design team is celebrating 5 wonderful years! I’ve been with the group for just over 3 years and I have to say I really love everything about this great program. We collaborate to bring you – our valued customers – an amazing bundle of tutorials each and every month. Most months the document is between 60-80 pages long! It’s a lovely bonus for our Stampin’ Up! team members too.

For November our theme is ‘Spread the Sparkle’. We have a great range of tutorials created by talented crafters from around the world, all featuring glimmer, glitter, or shiny sparkles.

And as a little bit of extra fun, we’ve all incorporated the element of ‘5’ to celebrate our 5th birthday. What’s my 5? Well, I made 5 cards! One card for every year of tutorial bundles.

The collage above is a sneak peek of the projects the Design Team have contributed this month.

My projects this month feature the lovely Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper, which is a truly gorgeous pack of patterned paper that works beautifully for winter-themed Christmas cards (you might have seen samples like those in the current mini catalogue). In my part of the world, we are in the middle of Summer during December so a wintery Christmas just doesn’t happen. I wanted to showcase the versatility of this paper pack for general cards.

To get your hands on this file of tutorials, including the projects shown here, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of November 2023. This can be done through my , or by contacting me by email, by Facebook or phone. It’s also available for separate purchase and is provided to my team members for free in our team forum and also to my stamp club members. Once you have received the tutorials, please remember they are for your personal use only, so that means you can’t distribute any printed or electronic copies of these bundles.
CONTACT ME to order your tutorials.

Would you like to see some more sneak peeks? Join our blog hop by clicking on the links below.

Happy stamping, 

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

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Oct IDEAS: Christmas Crafting

Published by under cards | Oct 05 2023

The IDEAS team is back for October and this time our theme is ‘Christmas Crafting’. We have a great range of tutorials created by talented crafters from around the world, and each tutorial includes at least one card and a 3D project.

The collage above is a sneak peek of the projects the Design Team have contributed this month.

My projects this month feature the Stars At Night bundle, which includes the fabulous hybrid emobossing folder which allows you to die cut and emboss in one single roll of the die-cutting machine. Amazing!

To get your hands on this file of tutorials, including the projects shown here, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of October 2023. This can be done through my , or by contacting me by email, by Facebook or phone. It’s also available for separate purchase and is provided to my team members for free in our team forum and also to my stamp club members. Once you have received the tutorials, please remember they are for your personal use only, so that means you can’t distribute any printed or electronic copies of these bundles.
CONTACT ME to order your tutorials.

Would you like to see some more sneak peeks? Join our blog hop by clicking on the links below.

Happy stamping, 

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

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Rustic Christmas Kit & Joining Special

Published by under cards | Oct 03 2023

Happy October! This month officially marks 35 years since Stampin’ Up! began, and we have some truly fabulous reasons to celebrate.

Rustic Christmas Kit

First up, check out this AH-mazing new kit!

It’s called Rustic Christmas and includes enough supplies to create 25 individual envelopes, with the printed die cuts, printed labels, adhesive, embellishments, clothespins, and twine.

And it’s a bargain at only $34!

I’m going to make a set up for my son and his partner who have just moved into their new home. And for ours I’m going to hang them all on the Christmas tree and include some photos and an activity to do each day, something to make the lead-up to Christmas special for the family.

Here’s a video to see how the projects are made.

The folded envelope size is just over 10 x 7.5cm (4″ x 3″) so they are a decent size.

Coordinating colours: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive

Get yours at 


Incredible Value Joining Special

Can you remember what you were doing back in Oct 1988? I was a teenager and I remember that’s the year we went to Brisbane for “Expo ’88” ? Gosh that seems like a long time ago now!

Well, 1988 is also the year that Stampin’ Up! began in the lounge room of two creative sisters who loved to craft and saw a need for coordinating products that didn’t exist. So they made it happen! And there’s about 40,000 people who are so grateful for this, because we are all part of the Stampin’ Up! family today. Not to mention the countless crafters around the world who know and love the amazing range and versatility of the products that are now available to make crafting FUN.

Time has moved on and trends have come and gone in 35 years, but now more than even I believe there is incredible value in having a hobby or interest of some sort, and a community for connection. So good for us for so many reasons ?

If papercrafting is your thing, and if you’ve been thinking about joining an amazing community of like-minded people, or even just looking at saving 20% off your crafty shopping, or maybe you’ve been part of the team in the past and you already know it’s a great deal… well I’ve got some excellent news.

Until October 31, you can choose one of the following options for your Starter Kit when you sign up as a new Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

?? Option 1: Get 35% OFF the cost of your Starter Kit ($235 worth of product for $109.85)

?? Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with your Starter Kit (spend $169 and get $317.25 worth of product!)

Both options get you free shipping and free business supplies —not to mention all the fun that comes with being a part of Stampin’ Up! And, by signing up for this offer, you’ll even receive free registration to an online inspo and training event (called “OnStage”), valued at $123!

Click here to earn about the 5 things everyone wants to know before joining

Get your starter kit here.

Happy stamping, 

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

Published by under cards | Sep 07 2023

The IDEAS team is back for September and this time our theme is ‘Family Celebrations’. We have 12 separate tutorials each created by a talented crafter from around the world, and each tutorial includes at least one card and a 3D project. This month the bundle is 60 pages long.

The collage above is a sneak peek of the projects the Design Team have contributed this month.

My projects this month feature the Modern Garden stamp set and Garden Walk designer series paper: A double z fold card and a couple of cute treat holders.

To get your hands on this file of tutorials, including the projects shown here, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of SEPTEMBER 2023. This can be done through my , or by contacting me by email, by Facebook or phone. It’s also available for separate purchase and is provided to my team members for free in our team forum and also to my stamp club members. Once you have received the tutorials, please remember they are for your personal use only, so that means you can’t distribute any printed or electronic copies of these bundles.
CONTACT ME to order your tutorials.

Would you like to see some more sneak peeks? Join our blog hop by clicking on the links below.

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 Now Available

Published by under cards | Sep 06 2023

Today is an exciting day in the Stampin’ Up! calendar. I’ve got loads of info for you and plenty of inspiration, so read on for all the latest news…


New September-December Mini Catalogue

Yes, it’s coming up to that time again… my favourite time of the year. Christmas!!! If you can relate then get ready, because the new Sept-Dec Mini Catalogue is now live.

If you’ve ordered any Stampin’ Up! goodies through me over the past year, then you should have received a complimentary hard copy of the catalogue in your letterbox.
Didn’t get it? Reach out and I’ll pop one in the post for you.

You can view the catalogue online or download it to your own device here (hint: look for the download arrow in to the top left corner).

All the new products are shown in detail in my online store, so if you’d like to see close-up images and learn more about the products, check them out here.


New Kit: Christmas Everywhere

How cute is this! A new all-inclusive kit is now available. It includes:

  • a stamp set,
  • clear block,
  • Lost Lagoon ink spot,
  • adhesives,
  • envelopes,
  • pre-cut pieces (no prep-work – yay!),
  • and enough supplies to make 9 cards (3 each of 3 designs)

The cost is AUD$37. Learn more here.


Just Released: 5 New Paper Packs

Surprise! Stampin’ Up! released 5 new paper packs today, which you won’t find in any catalogues. These special papers are part of the Online Exclusives and you can see them here.

I made a 2-page document which you can print out if you like, and pop it in your Christmas catalogue. But remember, these papers are only while supplies list.


Free Online Event: World Cardmaking Day

It’s time to celebrate one of our favourite days of the year – World Card Making Day!

Stampin’ Up! will be hosting an online event where we can follow along as the hosts make 3 cards. The event takes just under three hours, and registration is FREE

There’s even a brand new stamp and die bundle released today called Heartfelt Hexagon, which you can get if you’d like to follow along with the projects shown during the event.
Register here.


Incredible Value Joining Special

Can you remember what you were doing back in Oct 1988? I was a teenager and I remember that’s the year we went to Brisbane for “Expo ’88” ? Gosh that seems like a long time ago now!

Time has moved on and trends have come and gone in 35 years, but now more than even I believe there is incredible value in having a hobby or interest of some sort, and a community for connection. So good for us for so many reasons ?

If papercrafting is your thing, and if you’ve been thinking about joining an amazing community of like-minded people, or even just looking at saving 20% off your crafty shopping, or maybe you’ve been part of the team in the past and you already know it’s a great deal… well I’ve got some excellent news.

Until October 31, you can choose one of the following options for your Starter Kit when you sign up as a new Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

?? Option 1: Get 35% OFF the cost of your Starter Kit ($235 worth of product for $109.85)

?? Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with your Starter Kit (spend $169 and get $317.25 worth of product!)

Both options get you free shipping and free business supplies —not to mention all the fun that comes with being a part of Stampin’ Up! And, by signing up for this offer, you’ll even receive free registration to an online inspo and training event (called “OnStage”), valued at $123!

Learn about the 5 things everyone wants to know before joining up.

Get your starter kit here.

Free Tutorial Bundles

A quick reminder that when you place an order through my online store, or through me directly, you’ll get a free bundle of written tutorials! This is a collaboration I do monthly with about a dozen other crafters from around the world. You’re eligible whenever you place a $50+ order, and there is a new theme each month. It’s also free for team members.

A sneak peek of the September bundle will go up on my blog tomorrow (I share about it on the first Thurs each month). And as I always say, if for any reason you don’t get your bundle emailed to you after you place an order, please reach out to me!

One of my most popular bundles came out earlier this year and included the Triangle Pocket Fold Card (see below). Soooo fun. The variety of projects created by our design team is pretty amazing!


Incredible Value Joining Special

Can you remember what you were doing back in Oct 1988? I was a teenager and I remember that’s the year we went to Brisbane for “Expo ’88” ? Gosh that seems like a long time ago now!

Time has moved on and trends have come and gone in 35 years, but now more than even I believe there is incredible value in having a hobby or interest of some sort, and a community for connection. So good for us for so many reasons ?

If papercrafting is your thing, and if you’ve been thinking about joining an amazing community of like-minded people, or even just looking at saving 20% off your crafty shopping, or maybe you’ve been part of the team in the past and you already know it’s a great deal… well I’ve got some excellent news.

Until October 31, you can choose one of the following options for your Starter Kit when you sign up as a new Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

?? Option 1: Get 35% OFF the cost of your Starter Kit ($235 worth of product for $109.85)

?? Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with your Starter Kit (spend $169 and get $317.25 worth of product!)

Both options get you free shipping and free business supplies —not to mention all the fun that comes with being a part of Stampin’ Up! And, by signing up for this offer, you’ll even receive free registration to an online inspo and training event (called “OnStage”), valued at $123!

Learn about the 5 things everyone wants to know before joining up.

Get your starter kit here.

Thanks for stopping by today and catching up with all the news. I hope you can find time this week to be creative… it’s a challenge in our busy lives, believe me I know, but is so incredibly important.

Happy stamping, 

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

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August IDEAS: Fun Folds

Published by under cards | Aug 03 2023

The IDEAS team is back again with one of our most popular theme’s: ‘Fun Folds’! This is always a winning theme, and would you believe our tutorial bundle this month includes 15 different tutorials and is 68 pages long!

The collage above is a sneak peek of the projects the Design Team have contributed this month.

My projects this month featured the Double Tunnel Fold card. One of the cards, featuring the Delightful Daisies bundle, is shown below.

To get your hands on this file of tutorials, including the projects shown here, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during the month of AUGUST. This can be done through my , or by contacting me by email, by Facebook or phone. It’s also available for separate purchase and is provided to my team members for free in our team forum and also to my stamp club members. Once you have received the tutorials, please remember they are for your personal use only, so that means you can’t distribute any printed or electronic copies of these bundles.
CONTACT ME to order your tutorials.

Would you like to see some more sneak peeks? Join our blog hop by clicking on the links below.

Happy stamping, 

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

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