Monday, September 29, 2008

This Week at Stamp and Scrapbook Madness

What’s New In-Store

As mentioned last week two new lines from Basic Grey arrived last Thursday. Urban Prarie is without a doubt my favourite range of paper this year. It sold so well over the weekend that I have already put in a re-order as it looks like it will sell out fast!! A new range of chocolate chipboard by Basic Grey also arrived which includes micro chipboard letters. All chipboard in this range comes in either white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate varieties! Yum!

Maya Rd is now in-store, including some beautiful mini albums. The banner albums and cupcake albums in particular would make gorgeous gifts.

We have had a new range of paper tole products arrive including two great styles called “Twisters” and “Stack Its”. Included in this order were some new Christmas designs, as well as a beautiful new metallic range. We have also had a re-stock of all our silver and gold word stickers – especially the Christmas themes.

We have also received re-stocks of most Nestability shapes and the VERY popular Scor-Pal should be back in-stock by the end of the week.

World Card Making Day

World Card Making Day is on this Saturday 4 October. We have something special planned for this – so stay tuned later this week.

This Week’s Classes

Wednesday 1 October

Cuttlebug Double 10am-12pm
Fiona shows you how to create a double page layout with ease using the Cuttlebug to cut and emboss embellishments from a variety of mediums including acetate and chipboard. Cuttlebug double DSC_0011

Kids Card Making Class 1pm-3pm
Let us get your kids' creative juices flowing with this fun two hour class just for them. They will create two cards as well as a little gift box to take home with them.

Kids Class Cards

Thursday 2 October

Scrapbooking with Stamps
This is an extra class we have put on due to the popularity of this layout. Liz shows you how to use stamps on your layout to create customised borders and embellishments.

Scrapbooking with Stamps

Friday 3 October

Cupcake Cards 10am – 12pm
These cards are sweet and simple and look good enough to eat. Fiona shows you how to create these three cards using a variety of stamping methods, glitter, dimensional magic – and even sprinkles!!

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Kids Photo Frame Class 1pm-3pm
In this class designed just for kids they will create their very own personalised photo frame. Give yourself a break while the kids get a chance to create a custom look with a range of different embellishments.

Kids Class Photo Frames

Saturday 4 October

Hidden Photo Treasure 10am – 12pm
Tina shows you how to create two layouts in one. This is a great layout for big events or holiday photos. Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of photos used. You can create a similar version with just a few images.

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Celebrations of Christmas - 1pm-3pm
This set of three Christmas cards are truly unique and different. You will use a range of different techniques and products including, stamping and embossing, glimmermist and nestabilities. Please note that there is only 1 spot available in this class, however it is running again on 24 October and filling fast.

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Phew - That is all for today!!

Till next time

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

This Week at Stamp and Scrapbook Madness

There have been plenty of new arrivals in-store in the past week. We have had over 100 new patterned papers arrive including some brand new brands. “Scrap Within Reach” is a new patterned paper company and they have some fabulous double sided papers which would have to be my favourites at the moment. Also to arrive in-store are some beautiful Christmas ranges from Bo Bunny, Making Memories and Flair Designs. These include some stunning glitter and die-cut papers. Other papers to arrive are some Melissa Frances and Piggy Tales. Moving fast since we unpacked them are our range of American Crafts Thickers. These are some of the most popular alphas on the market and are flying off the shelves.

To make way for all these new paper ranges we have had to make some space. We have moved a heap of patterned papers into our 50c and 80c sale bins as well as a huge range of A4 papers now priced at only 25c We also have a large number of A4 paper trays for sale at only $3 each.

Cuttlebug Special Offer

The Cuttlebug continues to be one of our most popular products. For those of you who missed out on our previous special we have a new Cuttlebug offer for the month of September. Until September 30 you can buy a Cuttlebug for $125 including your choice from a range of embossing folders. The range includes popular folders such as Swiss dots, birds and swirls, floral fantasy and even some of the new Christmas folders too! We have a huge range of classes that feature the Cuttlebug to show you how to get even more out of your machine or to give you a chance to have a “play” before you decide to buy. We are also happy to give you an in-store demonstration any time we are free.

We are in the process of moving our website. A fresh new look will soon be up and running, shortly followed by an online shop. In the meantime if you experience any problem with the website please let us know. If you have any difficulties downloading the class schedule or newsletter, we can email one directly to you.

School Holiday Classes

School holidays start this weekend and we have a range of kids classes running over the 2 week holiday period. These classes run for two hours and give you a short break while we get your kids’ creative juices flowing. We supply everything they need to either make a great set of cards and giftbox or a fabulous photo frame.Kids Class Cards

Kids Class Photo Frames

Night Classes

Next Tuesday we have our first evening class scheduled. These classes start at 7pm and run for two hours. Next week’s class is Sketch Interpretation. This is a fun and relaxed class where we all start with the same sketch but interpret it to suit our own photos and theme.Sketch Interpretation









This Week’s Classes

Friday 10am-12pm Core-dinations to the Core

Uncover the surprise hidden coloured core of “Core-dinations” cardstock while creating 3 unique cards. Discover the range of different effects that can be achieved with just one piece of paper.

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Saturday 10am-12pm Crazy Cuttlebugs

Want to learn how to get more from your Cuttlebug? Or would you just like to try the machine out? This class will show you the wide range of different effects you can achieve with the Cuttlebug (or any other die-cut machine) We also use some of the stunning papers from new brand Black Market Paper Society. Somehow I managed to forget to take photos of these cards!! I will however have them up on the blog by 3pm tomorrow - promise!!

Saturday 1pm-3pm Black and White Cards

Short on time and short on cash? Then this is the card class for you. Create 8 cards in only two hours, using only cardstock, patterned paper and some simple embellishments. Beauty on a budget!

Black and White Cards

You will start to see some more changes if you come into the store over the coming weeks, particularly in look and appearance. If you have any comments or feedback we would love to hear from you

Happy Crafting