Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This Week at Stamp and Scrapbook Madness

Technorati Tags: ,

Can you believe that there are only 9 more sleeps to Christmas? The excitement is really beginning to build in our house and whilst 9 more sleeps seems far too close for me,  in the boys eyes it is still an eternity!!!


We still have new stock arriving and finally at long last we have received more Unity Stamps. These have been a long time coming and were incredibly popular last time we had them in. We have also put them up on the website if you would like to have a closer look.

Glorious-Angel_thumb  uk313_growinginunity_thumb uk198_owlalwaysloveyou_thumb  uk506_withconfidence_thumb


I also forgot to mention last week that we now have the Fiskars Threading Water punches back in stock. Again these are available on the website.


Threading water

If you would like to purchase something from the website but pick it up in store, simply write "pick up" in the comments box of your order. We will then deduct the postage cost from your invoice and let you know as soon as it is ready to be collected.



Kit of the Month - last few kits left

Our new Kit of the month has already proved to be very popular. These are strictly limited and we only have a couple left. The kits make excellent gifts - or if you plan on going away for a few days over Christmas they are the perfect size to take with you. Everything is co-ordinated and will go together, so you wont need to pack another trailer just to fit in all your scrap stuff. PLUS Jolene has already done up some pages for you to scraplift or use for inspiration.

DSC_0187 Dec-Kit-Promo


New Class Schedule

Despite a few technical hiccups the new class schedule is now available to view on the website. You can select to view in Calendar mode or list view. When in Calendar mode you can click on the class you are interested and view the description as well as an image from that class. I am in the process of putting up the images at the moment so you will start to see more over the next week. If however you would prefer a copy  emailed to you just let me know.


This Week's Classes


Thursday December 18  Slice and Simple 10am-12pm

This is your chance to have a play with one of the most anticipated new "toys" The slice - by Making Memories. In this class we spend plenty of time getting to know the machine before creating a layout that focuses on discovering the different ways in which the Slice can be used to create personalised and unique embellishments and lettering for your layout. Lightweight, portable and versatile this die-cutting machine will open you up to a wide range of new ideas!


Friday December 19 Kids School Holiday Class 10am-1pm

This three hour class will keep the kids entertained creating calendars and gift boxes, while you get three hours to finish off your last minute Christmas shopping. Guest teacher Sine Grant, has plenty of experience teaching scrapbooking to kids and will certainly get their creative juices flowing! Cost $30 for three hours or $25pp for bookings of two kids or more.

DSC_0385 DSC_0390


Saturday 20 December 1pm-3pm Creative Cuttlebug Cards

This set of three cards explores some of the different techniques and effects that can be achieved with the Cuttlebug - or any other similar machine. We use a variety of different mediums and products to create bright and fun cards that extend your use of the Cuttlebug beyond simple embossing.

Create Cbug1  Create Cbug2 Create Cbug3


Christmas Opening Hours.

We are closed from Christmas Eve (December 24 )through to Friday 2nd January. We will re-open again on Saturday 3 January with a massive Post Christmas Sale. Our last day oftrad before the break will be 23 December.


Until next time

Happy Crafting


Sunday, November 30, 2008

This Week at Stamp and Scrapbook Madness

This week's newsletter is coming out a little early as we have some exciting news regarding the shop that we will be able to share later in the week. So I thought it best that I cover off the newsletter a little early.


We were all excited last week when some of the new Nestabilities shapes from Spellbinders arrived in the shop. These shapes have been some of our most requested products and are sure to move very quickly.

s4_161 s4_168 s5_006



Our Friday night crop is on this  Friday from 6pm onwards. For $5 You get to scrap or craft to your heart's content and use of all our tools and stamps as well. This is a perfect opportunity to finish off those Christmas cards or projects, or even just get caught up on your album. Bookings are essential.


Tuesday Night Class
Our night class is on tomorrow night and features the Glimmer and Shimmer layout. Glimmermist has been one of 2008's most popular products and this class shows you the variety of different ways you can use it to create your own unique look.


As we are still waiting on the Slice to arrive we have had to again change the class for this Saturday. As we have had so many requests for some more decorations we have created a class of quick and easy Christmas decorations as well as a simple and speedy gift bag. Please see the description and pictures below.The Slice class will be re-scheduled as soon as possible.



Wednesday 3 December 10am-12pm Creative Cuttlebug

Discover how to get more out of the Cuttlebug with fun and innovative class. We will use a variety of different products and mediums with the Cuttlebug to show you versatile it really is and how easy it is to create three unique yet simple cards.

Create Cbug1 Create Cbug2 Create Cbug3


Thursday  4 December 10am-12pm Glimmer and Shimmer

Bring some sparkle to your page with is fun layout featuring one of our most popular products - Glimmermist. You will learn a range of different techniques to get a variety of different effects and finish with a truly unique page that really shines.



Friday 5 December 10am-12pm Christmas Tags

Give your gifts a little wow factor with these beautiful tags. These four tags showcase a variety of different tag styles with ideas and techniques to give you plenty of inspiration for your gifts this year.

Xmas Tag 1 Xmas Tag 2 Xmas tag 3 Xmas tag 4


Saturday 6 December 10am-12pm Scrapbooking with Stitches.

Never even picked up a needle? Well don't worry this is the stitching class for you. With the help of some templates we can all achieve a fantastic handstitched effect on our page with very little stress or fuss.

Scrapbooking With Stitches


Saturday 6 December 1pm-3pm Deck the Halls!!!

This is a new class featuring some popular Christmas decorations. All made from patterned paper and cardstock we show you how you can create your own decorations in the colours and styles of your choice. Also included in the class is a SUPER easy and SUPER quick gift bag for Christmas treats that you can create yourself in only minutes!!

DSC_0017  DSC_0019

That's all for now but stay tuned for more exciting news regarding the shop later in the week.


Until Then

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This Week at Stamp and Scrapbook Madness

Things are busy in the store at the moment. We have plenty of new stock still arriving and lots of Christmas idea and inspiration to get your cards, decor and gifts sorted.


New In-store

We have had a new range of the VERY popular Paper Tole stack and twist style papers arrive in store. Many of these are die cut which make them super easy to put together. We have a range of striking and different designs to suit all ages as well as some great male themed designs too.

BWLadies Twist tree Oldcars

If you would like to give these a go but don't know where to start Tina has a Paper Tole - Twist and Stack class on this week that will get you underway in no time.

Back in stock are the Coredinations 6.5 x 4.5 packs. These packs of 80 of the popular coloured core cardstock sheets are finally back in stock, other recent arrivals include some new border punches from Fiskars as well as more circle scallop punches from EK Success.


Friday Night Crop Friday 5 December

Our next Friday Night Crop is on Next Friday Night 5 December. Come along for a fun filled evening with plenty of time and space to scrap and craft. Cost is $5pp including use of all our tools. Bookings essential.

The Slice - UPDATE

We are still awaiting our shipment of the new Slice machine from Making Memories. We have been advised that we can expect them next week sometime but at this stage do not know which day. As a result we have had to re-schedule our Slice and Simple Scrapbooking Classes. We will let you know as soon as possible when their new dates will be. In the meantime we have filled the gaps with some of our most popular current classes. Further information is below in the "This week's Classes" section.

Cuttlebug Promotion  - $129 with fabulous bonuses!

We have a fantastic Cuttlebug promotion available until the end of the year. For $129 you get a Cuttlebug and a set of either "Flowers" or "Ornamentals" dies AND a pack of Coredinations cardstock. Stocks are however limited so you will need to be quick. remember we are always happy to layby for you.



This Week's Classes


Friday 28 November 10am-12pm Twist and Stack - Paper Tole

The new trend in paper tole is to stack and twist. This modern and fresh take on a classic card making style is simple and fun to create and in this class Tina shows you how to take a simple design and perfectly complement it with your card. All paper tole sheets are provided and  you will have extras to take and create with at home. Cost $25 including paper tole sheets - Please bring double sided foam tape and scissors.

 DSC_0201 DSC_0207 DSC_0213 DSC_0204


Saturday 29 November 10-12am Calendar /Layout Class

Create a fabulous calendar to give away as a gift this Christmas - or even better finally make something to keep for yourself! Whilst this class was designed with a calendar in mind you can also complete the exact same layout as a regular 12 x 12 page. We use a range of different techniques in this class including gridwork and using "Stamp and Bond" for the perfect flocking results. You can create a calendar or layout on any theme you choose with any paper that suits. Cost $16 including calendar or $12 without.

Calendar Class 

Saturday 29 November 1pm-3pm Christmas Tag Class

Create 4 Christmas tags and mini cards in this fun and easy class. We focus on creating interesting shapes and easy stamping and embellishment techniques that will give you a range of tags that will be the perfect complement to  any gift this Christmas.



DSC_0166 DSC_0175DSC_0164



NEXT WEEK - Tuesday Night Class 7pm-9pm Glimmer and Shimmer

This class should have been the Slice and Simple Class, which has had to be delayed whilst we wait for our Slice to arrive. Instead we are running the Glimmer and Shimmer class. Create your own patterns and colours using the hottest new product - Glimmermist. This incredibly versatile product can be used in a variety of ways. In this clever layout you get a chance to try it for yourself to create custom backgrounds, papers and embellishments.



And finally Happy Birthday to Harriet who turns One today!!!


Happy Crafting


Monday, November 17, 2008

This Week at Stamp and Scrapbook Madness - Nov 17

This week’s newsletter is a big one – so be warned.

New in Store

There is so much new stock in the shop that I don’t know where to start, most of last week was spent unpacking new stock and trying to find space for it!

We have had a huge order of American Crafts Thickers come in – including a great range of glitter ones too. Thickers are still priced from $4.95 so are excellent value. http://www.americancrafts.com/category.php?id=29 Also in are American Crafts Albums. We have both postbound and ringbound options available in a variety of sizes. http://www.americancrafts.com/category.php?id=21. Also new in are noodleboxes - perfect for gift giving (seee our new class belwo) as well as popular products back in stock - Cropper Hoppers and Crop-a-diles!

New papers

We have in store the just released Kaisercraft papers; What a Hoot http://www.kaisercraft.net/au-nz/scrapbooking-papers/themed-papers/what-a-hoot , Sakura Park http://www.kaisercraft.net/au-nz/scrapbooking-papers/floral/sakura-park and Waterberry http://www.kaisercraft.net/au-nz/scrapbooking-papers/floral/waterberry . We have also received top ups and new items from their off the page ranges, including 2009 calendars and some of their most popular Christmas projects; the Gingerbread Man Album and the Christmas Tag albums. Starting from only $5 these albums and projects make excellent and economical gift items.

We are also proud to stock two brand new lines from the very popular Pink Paislee – Tinsel Town and Sweet Cakes. These ranges are sure to be a big hit and sell out pretty fast. Check out the two ranges here: http://www.pinkpaislee.com/home.php?cat=6 or get a sneak peek of the Christmas range in our new noodle box class below. New Christmas papers have also been added as well as a new range of adhesive words from We R Memory Keepers which are ideal for decorating with Flock, Foil or Glitter. Also new in-store are some small ranges of cat, dog and travel themed papers.

Hot Christmas Cuttlebug Special.

Have you been thinking about a Cuttlebug – but not yet bought one. Well then we have a fantastic pre Christmas special for you. From now until Christmas you can purchase a Cuttlebug for only $129 and receive 80 sheets 6.5x4.5 Coredinations cardstock AND a set of 2 x 6 dies (flowers/ornamentals) This is almost $50 worth of value and a fantastic price. If you would like a demonstration of the Cuttlebug, feel free to come in and ask us to show you – or you could try one of our popular Cuttlebug classes to get a feel for the machine. These Cuttlebugs are due for delivery by the end of the month but you will need to order and pay a deposit in advance to make sure one is secured for you. You can find out about this and other Cricut and Cuttlebug promotions we are running at www.cricut.com.au

This Week’s Classes.

We have a busy week of classes and some schedule changes for this weekend, including a brand NEW CLASS – Noodle Box Gifts

Wednesday 19 November Glimmer and Shimmer 10am – 12pm

This beautiful layout by Jolene is full of sparkle and shine. Glimmermist has been one of the most popular new products on the market this year and in this layout you will learn plenty of new and different techniques and effects you can achieve with this versatile product.


Thursday 20 November Scrapbooking with Stitches 10am-12pm

Try your hand at stitching on your layouts using our easy to use templates. No sewing skills are necessary to achieve this wonderful handcrafted effect which is truly easier than it looks.

Scrapbooking With Stitches

Friday 21 November - Create with Cuttlebug Cards 10am-12pm

Get creative with the Cuttlebug with these three cards. Discover different techniques to get more out of your machine and some of the different mediums and products you can use.

Create Cbug1 Create Cbug2 Create Cbug3

Saturday 22 November - Gift Album 10am-12pm

In this class we create a gorgeous mini album using the Kaisercraft series. Jolene shows you how to cover,embellish and lay-out your album and gives you lots of handy techniques and tips. You can also style this album with a birthday theme or decorate the pages and leave blank spots to fill in with your photos later. This book makes a great gift or a fabulous memento. Cost: $20 including album or $12 if you already have one.

Gift Album 1 Gift Album 2

Saturday 22 November - Noddle Box Gifts 1pm-3pm

As we are unable to run our parchment class this Saturday we have created a brand new class instead. In this class you will create three tags AND three giftboxes using the new range of papers from Pink Paislee. Noodle boxes are cheap and easy to decorate up, to turn an ordinary gift into something special. These will make great gift holders for friends and family alike.

DSC_0165  DSC_0173  Noodlebox2


Until next week

Happy Crafting