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Simple Christmas Card Layout

Published by under Christmas | Mar 25 2013

Here we are at the 25th of the month – time for our monthly Christmas inspiration.

Click here for last month's project.

This Christmas card layout is super simple and makes fabulous use of all those extra patterned papers you may have lying around in your stash from Christmas. In our samples above we've used Be of Good Cheer designer series paper.

Yes, it's the papercrafter's version of 'Christmas leftovers'!

Snip them in to 5.5cm wide and 10cm long strips, snip the banner ends, and adhere to card. Half centimetre strips are perfect for 'hanging' the ornaments, which are punched using the Ornament punch.

The solid cardstock panels have been embossed for added interest.

Ok, time to go and make a few, but before you go…. I can BARELY contain my excitement today… Stampin' Up! announced A-MAZ-INGLY wonderful news that could change your craft shopping experience forever. Check back tomorrow when ALL WILL BE REVEALED!


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria




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Tea Bag Pocket meets Sycamore Street

Published by under cards | Mar 21 2013


Over the past month a few friends have been on my mind. You know the kind of thing – birthdays, exciting promotions, and 'thinking of you' reasons.

So often that happens and we get busy and life gets in the way. I don't always get around to letting them know I'm thinking of them.

Well, this month I did something about it. I made this tea bag pocket so we could have a 'virtual cuppa'! Not quite as good as catching up in person, but the next best thing.


Make your own!

  1. Adhere Sycamore Street patterned paper to 12×12 Rich Razzleberry cardstock using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (p177 Annual Stampin' Up! catalogue).
    These adhesive sheets are briliiant! Kind of like a 12×12 sheet of snail adhesive 🙂
  2. Cut cardstock/DSP sandwich in half so you have two 6" x 12" panels. They can fit in the Big Shot now.
  3. Cut out large tag using Two Tags Bigz Die.
  4. Place a panel of Rich Razzleberry cardstock over the bottom half of large tag on Two Tags Bigz Die, and cut.
  5. Stitch or adhere the pieces together to create a pocket. Pop a tea bag or treat inside.
  6. Decorate as desired!

And here is one of the coordinating cards, based on a class I held recently…


Tea Shoppe stamp set, Sycamore Street DSP, buttons and ribbon (Sale-a-bration exclusive), bakers twine, Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink.



Sycamore Street - ribbon island indigo 1





The Sale-A-Bration party is winding down; FRIDAY 22nd MARCH is the last day to get your orders in or join up with the 25% larger starter kit. 

Don't miss out on the chance to earn FREE products from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue, or the exclusive 2013 Sale-a-bration items!

Need a reminder of how it works? Click here.



Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Getting in Early with Snowflake Soiree

Published by under cards | Feb 25 2013

Snowflake Soiree stamp set and Window Frames Collection framelit dies: both carryover items and available in the current Seasonal Catalogue by Stampin' Up!. 


Don't worry, it's not Christmas already!

But I know I'm not the only who vowed that Christmas won't sneak up on me this year. So to inspire us to make a few festive cards each month I'll be posting a Christmas project on the 25th (or thereabouts) each month.


So who's with me?

Today's Christmas project is one I just HAD to share with you. It was made by a fabulous stamping friend, Jenny, who not only is a gorgeous lady but is extremely talented. It's such a treat to get one of her cards, and her last Christmas card actually took my breath away!


Catalogue tip: Did you know that the Snowflake Soiree is still available? It was in the Christmas seasonal catalogue, but you'll find it listed on p34 of the new Seasonal Catalogue as a carryover item. AUD$41.95  for clear mount. LOVE how it works so perfectly with the Window Frames Collection framelit dies for the Big Shot (also a carryover item, aren't we lucky?).

 Snowflake Soiree by Stampin' Up!

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Sycamore Street

Published by under cards | Feb 19 2013

The Sycamore Street suite is a fun inclusion in this year's Sale-a-bration offering. This exclusive suite includes coordinating patterned paper, ribbons and buttons.

So bright and striking! 

Today's card shares are from last month's team swap. Enjoy!

Jessica Williams: Sycamore Street

Jessica Williams



Melissa Mulcahy: SycamoreStreet

Melissa Mulcahy




Jenny Stewart



Delani Smith: Sycamore Street

Delani Smith


Nicole Clare: Sycamore Street

Nicole Clare


Coordinating colors are Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand and a touch of Summer Starfruit.

You can choose one of the Sycamore Street products for FREE with every $100 purchase from any current Stampin' Up! catalogue. There are 19 different gifts to choose from in total, though, so choosing which one is definitely the hard part.



Tip: Did you know that with a $300 order you choose 3 FREE Gifts and as a bonus Stampin' Up! will throw in a pack of Silver Glimmer paper? Cool! As well as this, you still get the usual benefits of $50 worth of additional free products to choose!!!


But only during Sale-a-bration… and that finishes in just over a month! Contact me for more info. 

Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Artisan Embellishment Kit + Kraft Box

Published by under 3D projects | Feb 14 2013

Artisan Embellishment Box

Happy Valentines Day!

Today we're feeling the love with an extended Kraft box (p161 Annual Catalogue).

A clear Window Sheet makes up 3 sides and the back is lined with coordinating cardstock. We've used Primrose Petals cardstock (p152) stamped with the all-time favourite En Francais background stamp (p129).

windowsheet box

This box is decorated with all kinds of lovely goodies from the new Artisan Embellishment Kit (p10 current Seasonal Catalogue).  Eek window sheets are difficult to photograph!


If you're free this Sunday why not come along to our special Pampering & Papercrafts Class! (Bookings essential, limited spaces still avail).

We're making a box very similar to this AND coordinating cards and I absolutely can't wait!!! Everyone will get a full Artisan Embellishment Kit and some special treats for inside the box. Of course!  




Have a fabulous day and happy stamping,


Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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Upcoming Craft Shows

Published by under Craft Shows | Feb 13 2013

craft show display


Sycamore Street - button rich razzleberry 4

Upcoming Craft Shows


MELBOURNE: March 1st-3rd, Melbourne Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo

A lovely group of talented demonstrators will be sharing their love of Stampin' Up! from the first Friday to Sunday in March. This is a brand new show to the Melbourne scene, so come and check it out. I'll be there on the Saturday and Sunday so if you're in the neighbourhood come and say hello.


BENDIGO: March 16th-17th, From Picture to Page Papercraft Show.

Fantastic show in our own back yard. Come and visit myself, Juliana and other demo friends in Kangaroo Flat. We had a great time last year and are looking forward to another opportunity to catch up in person with our customers. For your chance to win FREE TICKETS to this show simply email the organiser or Like their Facebook page.


Happy stamping,

Simone Bartrum, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Australia, Victoria

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