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New Pretty Packaging Bundle

Published by under cards | Oct 31 2013

Also announced this week, two fun gift packaging bundles.

The bundles come with the Stamp A Tag kit, ribbon and your choice of either  Decorative Window Boxes OR  Extra Large Gift Boxes.









Holiday Tag It
Decorative Box Bundle


1. Stamp a Tag Kit
2. Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
3. Decorative Window Gift Boxes (6 boxes)


Holiday Tag It
Extra-Large Box Bundle


1. Stamp a Tag Kit
2. Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon (10 yards)
3. Extra-Large Gift Boxes (3 boxes)


Read more in the flyer:


 Into digital products? Don’t forget to check out the other special announced this week.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria



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New Envelope Punch Board: Available Now

Published by under specials | Oct 30 2013



You asked for it, and now it’s here!

The new Envelope Punch Board (item #133774) is in stock and ready for ordering at only AUD$31.95.


SET IT IN ACTION (Click here to view video)

What’s so good about this new tool?

1. It creates customisable envelopes in dozens of different sizes. Choose the size, paper type or pattern, and away you go!

2. It’s super easy to use.  It looks intimidating at first glance, but in reality all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score.

3. It’s small and lightweight. It’s portable and easy to move around for storage. And light enough that you can take it with you for crafting sessions and retreats.

4. It even has a clever scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.

5. It’s easy to keep it all together. The stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don’t have separate items to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won’t lose them!).

6. The price is terrific – especially for a tool that does so much! Only AUD$31.95 plus delivery.

7. It’s NOT just for envelopes! After a quick look on Pinterest or YouTube you’ll discover a huge assortment of projects you can make with this tool – from boxes to file folders and gift card holders and dozens of other versatile uses too.


SET IT IN ACTION (Click here to view video)


Contact Simone to order yours today, or hop on over to the online store to take care of the ordering yourself. Just enter the item code 133774 for this fabulous Envelope Punch Board.

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria





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Stampin’ Up! Birthday Sale: 25% off 25 Sets

Published by under cards | Oct 22 2013


  The 25th of October is officially Stampin’ Up!’s 25th birthday, so we’re celebrating all week!

Get 25% off 25 different stamp sets (Clever, huh? And a great deal!).

You can view them all in my online store.


Just click SHOP and click on the 25% off 25 link.

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria



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Bonus Freebies & Join for $25

Published by under specials | Oct 01 2013



It’s Stampin’ Up’s 25th Anniversary, so let’s PARTY.

Two VERY BIG and exciting announcements were made today by Stampin’ Up!.


During October, place a $400 order and you’ll get $25 MORE free Hostess Dollars to spend on ANYTHING you want!!

Instead of $60 in freebies.. you’ll get at least $85! Nice, huh?

Here are SEVEN ways you can get in on the action.

1. Place an order for $400+ of current Stampin’ Up! goodies. Stock up on consumables and get those stamps and dies you’ve been eyeing off for a while. You know you want to… LOL

2. Can’t do it on your own? Call your creative friends and pool your orders. I’ll even get them a copy of the catalogue.

3. Write out your Christmas & birthday wish lists and give to friends & family. We’ll give them a hostess code EXCLUSIVE TO YOU so you get the hostess benefits!  No peeking till Christmas.

4. Stock up on gifts for friends and family. Have you seen the fabulous gift range? Shop from the comfort of  home and get that To Do list sorted.

5. Get into Die Cutting! What a perfect time to buy the Big Shot, dies, embossing folders and everything else that will set you up for a while.

6. Book a Party. At these awesome events you and your friends create gorgeous projects to keep. I’ve been doing demonstrations and parties for 6 years, with many past customers rebooking over and over again. We’ll work together to make it a fabulous event.
**** Mention this blog post when booking your party for a BONUS decorated box kit.

7. Place on order in my ONLINE STORE and go in the running to win free products!



“But I want more?”

Okay, so you are addicted to paper crafts… I get it.

You dream about card making designs…

You love to get away from the world and create…

You love giving…

You know this is a part of you….

Well, I have something just for you.

The second big news of the day.

Between 7th-21st of October you can join our community of Stampin’ Up! crafters FOR ONLY $25.

This will get you $26.95 worth of products PLUS an ongoing 20% discount on all your SU purchases PLUS a pack of catalogues to share around (or one for every room of the house!) and plenty more too.

This is AMAZING. I have to admit I thought it was a misprint when I first saw this news from Stampin’ Up!.

I have put together info packs with everything you need to know about this amazing opportunity. You have the opportunity to not only join Stampin’ Up, get the discount and access to all the resources you need, but you’ll join my team of demonstrators called the  EurekaStampers. We come from all over Australia, from the most remote areas to the cities, from farms to beaches and everything in between. We have a vibrant team forum, and a team of successful leaders who are there to help if you want to pursue this as more than a hobby.

Send a text to 0411 642 038 and I’ll call you back to discuss more. This is SOOOOOoooo amazing. I’m just bursting with excitement.

Look forward to helping you soon,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Quicky Hybrid: MDS & Stamping

Published by under cards | Sep 28 2013



I wanted to make a few quick hybrid cards using MDS and traditional supplies.


DID YOU KNOW? MDS digital files work in Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio™ design software, a fabulous computer program that lets you create photobooks, cards, calendars, and more. My valued customers can try it for 30 days FREE – click here to download!


I coloured the images from the digital set called On The Go in My Digital Studio, then saved and imported them into my e-cutter (Silhouette Cameo). The machine did the fussy cutting while I created the base cards, but if you don’t have an e-cutter you could cut the individual pieces out by hand or stamp directly onto the base card.


For the ‘bouncy blue car’ card, the tread is from Gorgeous Grunge – the traditional rubber stamp version – on a note card base. I couldn’t resist adding Crystal Effects to the wheels, so the ‘quickness’ kinda went out the window due to the drying time. Oh well, it was fun!


The tractor pieces were cut separately and mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals, while the words were stamped in Stazon black ink. ‘Birthday’ went on to a window sheet offcut which was trimmed to a flag shape.


The plane was super-duper quick to make. After the Silhouette Cameo did it’s cutting thing I added a mini brad to the propeller and popped it all up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The clouds were simply punched from the Cupcake Builder punch (p181).




Tip: The digital images used in these projects are all INCLUDED with the full-version of the design software, along with many others, and it only costs $24.95! Want to see what other digital files come with the software? Check out this 30 page file here: MDS_Software_Content.


We are in the middle of school holidays at the moment. It’s a busy but fun time, and the perfect opportunity to fit in a few hybrid ‘on the go’ projects. Digital will never replace traditional papercrafting for me, but it definitely has a place in my craft room. And lounge room. And on the train. And… well, you get the idea. LOL. <3


School Holiday Boredom Buster: Got any crafty computer-savvy kids who are bored these holidays? Download the software and let them try it out! My 10 year is an avid digital scrapbooker and it’s a joy to watch her experiment and explore her creativity. Here’s a picture of her ‘creating’ on one of the long train trips to the city.


You can find more info and the links to download it here. It’s a great project to do as a family too. Any questions? Just ask!

Happy stamping… and creating!

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria















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New Single Christmas Stamps

Published by under Christmas,specials | Sep 17 2013

So exciting to see the news today: a selection of never-before-seen SINGLE Christmas stamps are NOW available! And they. are. gorgeous!!!

singlestamps2 Click to download flyer

Christmas will be here before we know it, and these Christmas-themed single stamps may be just what you need. They are great value – starting at only $8.95!

Tip: Don’t want to pay full postage for one or two stamps? Contact me directly as I have some ideas on how we can save you $$.  

There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with punches or framelits dies. Keep in mind that the images in the flyer are reduced by 50%. Also, the stamps are only available in CLEAR mount and will arrive packaged in cello bags, not stamp cases, but you can always order extra cases if you want. Don’t forget to check your block sizes. Suggested clear mount block sizes are listed on the flyer for your convenience.  

How to get your hands on those gorgeous stamps:

1. Contact me via email or text/phone (o411 642 038)

2. Order at my Online Store: VISIT ONLINE STORE

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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