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!




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.




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.




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.


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





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



13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Sale-A-Bration Halfway Happiness”

  1. Janine Rawlinson 16 Feb 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Gorgeous cards Simone, I’ll be CASEing these for sure! Thankyou too for the inspiration over the last 8 years, may it continue on!!! xxxxx

  2. Heather McCarthyon 16 Feb 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Wow 4 cards!! they are great, thanks for sharing them Simone 🙂

  3. Triciaon 16 Feb 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Such lovely inspiring cards, Simone. I can certainly see the Stella on your wooden expression elements & I am totally loving that effect.

  4. Jess Williamson 16 Feb 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Super awesome as usual Simone! Love the different effects you’ve added to the wooden words. Is there anything that Stella can’t do??

  5. Rose Packeron 16 Feb 2016 at 8:49 pm

    These cards are seriously cute and look at what you did with that “Thanks” embellishment! Love the Ombre look!

  6. Carlyon 16 Feb 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I am so loving the Winks of Stella – it really adds a pop to our projects.

  7. Julieon 16 Feb 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Great set of cards Simone. Has inspired me to do a boxed set for a little gift I need for a friend. Thank you for sharing

  8. Lindaon 16 Feb 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I love the wooden embellishments and the punched leaves. Thank you for sharing your lovely projects with us Simone x

  9. Sarahon 16 Feb 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Gorgeous cards, Simone! And I am SO with you on the Wink of Stella! I’ve been nearly obsessed with mine, it’s going on everything!

  10. Mel Paganoon 16 Feb 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Such lovely cards Simone and Beautiful use of that DSP.

  11. elaine coustleyon 17 Feb 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Love the hop great looking stamped cards & ideas .. Loving the papers you’ve used x

  12. Jocelyn Knighton 17 Feb 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Beautiful cards Simone – I love them esp. the wooden sentiments!

  13. Erin Zobecon 18 Feb 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Lovely Simone! Great use of this paper!

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