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NEW: Limited Edition Christmas Kit

Published by under cards | Nov 03 2020

A brand new Christmas-in-a-box Kit is now available. And it’s gorgeous!
Supplies are strictly limited and at a great price ($37 +p/h)… so if you’d like it make sure you grab a box soon.

With a specially-designed box and enough supplies to create eight elegant Christmas cards, this one-of-a-kind kit will inspire you to spread peace, joy, and love.

To make the most of this kit, you can even join the Joy of Paper Pumpkin Facebook group to meet and connect with crafters in other countries and exchange cards.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP

COST: AUD$37 plus p/h
ITEM #: 155876

The theme includes the rich and traditional festive colours of:

  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Crumb Cake
  • Early Espresso
  • Just Jade
  • Soft Sea Foam

And to top it all off, the box will include:

  • An exclusive stamp set you won’t find anywhere else
  • One classic ink Stampin’ Spot
  • Paper and crafting materials including card bases, die-cut pieces, embellishments, and adhesive.
Shop the new catalogue now

Happy stamping, 

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria
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IDEAS Free Tutorial Bundle (Nov 2020)

Published by under cards | Nov 03 2020

The November IDEAS tutorial bundle is now available! This huge 60+ page document has been carefully curated just for you, and is filled with project ideas and inspiration. And it could be yours for free!

It has been created by the IDEAS Design Team – a collective of international demonstrators – who each create unique tutorials to help inspire you and to make your crafting easy and fun.

The collage above is a sneak peek of all the amazing projects that the Design Team have contributed to this month’s tutorial bundle. 

To get your hands on this document, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during November. This can be done through my online store, or by contacting by email, by Facebook or phone. It’s also available for separate purchase (contact me for details) and is provided to my team members for free in our team forum.

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember to not share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles.

November Theme

This month our tutorials all focus on the theme of FAMILY CELEBRATIONS, and includes everything from birthday, Christmas, holiday, New Year, new babies and more.

Each tutorial includes both a card and a 3-dimensional project, with full instructions in both imperial and metric measurements.

Gnome For The Holidays

For my projects I chose the delightful GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS stamp set.

Although it is listed as a Christmas stamp set, I’ve used it today for a birthday celebration.

Here is a closer look at the 3D item which is a BAGALOPE. You’ll learn exactly how to make them in the November IDEAS tutorials bundle.

You can have a look at a sneak peek of each of the designer’s projects by joining us on this blog hop. You can visit the next fabulous post, by Judy May, by clicking on the button below.

If you get lost along the way, here are the rest of the links…

  1. Janey Backer  
  2. Caroline Van den Neste 
  3. Sandra Roberts
  4. Elizabeth Ames 
  5. MaryKate Scott 
  6. Sara Rayner 
  7. Simone Bartrum <- You are here
  8. Judy May
  9. Odette Kermode
  10. Sigrid Joch
  11. Debbi Green 

Today (3rd November) we have new products released – check back later this morning for all the news regarding these exciting new products. Can’t wait? Click here and here.

Happy stamping, 

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

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The Spot #133: Gnome for the Holidays

Published by under cards | Oct 20 2020

Welcome to this week’s project for The Spot Creative Challenge. This week we have another fabulous colour challenge.

Now this is definitely not a colour pallette that I’ve ever used together before. Love doing challenges for this very reason! I love love love the way it all came together….

How fun!

This card features the adorable Gnome for the Holidays stamp set.

The challenge colours of Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie and Pretty Peacock were introduced by way of Stampin’ Blends and cardstock.

This curvy dies are a sneak peek of an upcoming product that will be released next month. Stay tuned for more info about those.

About THE SPOT CREATIVE CHALLENGE: 

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


Your Challenge

So now it’s your turn. Use the sketch that you see at the top of this post, and use it as inspiration for a project of your own. You don’t have to follow it exactly – for example, feel free to change the heart to a different shape like I did in this card. When you’re finished, jump over to The Spot and upload a photo of your project. Have fun! 

Happy stamping, 

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

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IDEAS Free Tutorial Bundle (Oct 2020)

Published by under cards | Oct 06 2020

The October IDEAS tutorial bundle is now available! This fantastic 70+ page document is jam-packed with ideas and inspiration and it could be yours for free.

It has been created by the IDEAS Design Team – a collective of international demonstrators – who each create unique tutorials to help inspire you and to make your crafting easy and fun.

The collage above is a sneak peek of all the amazing projects that the Design Team have contributed to this month’s tutorial bundle. 

To get your hands on this document, simply place a $50+ order of Stampin’ Up! products with me during October. This can be done through my online store, or by contacting by email, by Facebook or phone. It’s also available for separate purchase (contact me for details) and is provided to my team members for free in our team forum.

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles.

October Theme

This month our tutorials all focus on the various Suites in the August-October mini catalogue. Suites are themed product lines, and generally includes stamps with matching punches or dies, plus coordinating accessories. There are 8 different suites in the mini catalogue.

Each tutorial includes both a card and a 3-dimensional project, with full instructions in both imperial and metric measurements.

Trimming The Town

For my projects I chose the delightful TRIMMING THE TOWN suite.

I absolutely adore this suite, and have used it already here in a similar project.

Here is a closer look at the 3D gift boxes I made…

You can have a look at a sneak peek of each of the designer’s projects by joining us on this blog hop. You can visit Debbi Green’s post by clicking on the button below.

Happy stamping, 

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

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Silhouette Scenes: YCCI

Published by under cards | Oct 02 2020

Each month our You Can Create It (YCCI) subscribers are given a packet of supplies – like cardstock, paper and embellishments. The challenge is to turn those supplies into a completed project.

OPEN NOW: Secure one of the limited Oct-Dec ‘You Can Create It’ Packets. Cost is $25 and includes delivery to anywhere in Australia. Register by October 14th (may close earlier if all kits sell out). Contact Simone to reserve yours.

The September packet looked like this…

The packet included:

For the challenge, anything from the ‘extra materials’ packet could also be added.

This month it was a big challenge for me, but eventually I settled for this project…

I’ve been making lots of split-panel cards lately, and this is a modification of the same concept.


Design Team Projects

Once again the Design Team have outdone themselves with amazing projects using the same supplies from the Sept YCCI pack. The designs on the In Good Taste differ of course – it’s such a versatile pack.

Did you know there’s a awesome sale on patterned paper this month? Check it out here.

The Design Team projects are all below, and if you’d like further info just click on their name.


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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The Spot #130: Sketch Challenge

Published by under cards | Sep 29 2020

Welcome to this week’s project for The Spot Creative Challenge. This week we have another fabulous sketch challenge.

I always think sketch challenges are brilliant for if you ever find yourself stuck for inspiration. Sometimes a new layout is just enough to get you started on a new project.

This is where I went with the sketch…

A nice simple one this week. It features the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set (sentiment stamped in Real Red), the lovely Tis the Season paper pack and the feature die cut is from the Sweetest Borders dies.

About THE SPOT CREATIVE CHALLENGE: 

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


Your Challenge

So now it’s your turn. Use the sketch that you see at the top of this post, and use it as inspiration for a project of your own. You don’t have to follow it exactly – for example, feel free to change the heart to a different shape like I did in this card. When you’re finished, jump over to The Spot and upload a photo of your project. Have fun! 

Happy stamping, 

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

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