Friday, April 30, 2010

FREE Make'n'Take Tomorrow!

Pretty goodie bag for you to create

Tomorrow's FREE Make'n'Take project is a perfect little gift for Mother's Day.
Come along and learn Cuttlebug cutting and embossing featuring both Cuttlebug and Spellbinder dies, inking and rubber stamping techniques with our friendly Make'n'Take instructor.

You will leave with a generous baggie of fancy fibers, Basic Grey die-cuts and shapes as well as learning these new skills.

FREE Make'nTake
Saturday 1st May
Call in anytime between 10am - 2pm to make this project.
Project takes approximately 15min to complete.

All welcome!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jam packed with classes - Thur, Fri and Saturday!

Hi Scrapbooky and papercrafty friends,

Here's the lowdown on whats on for just the end of this week. Time to bust out some creative inspiration for the weekend!

Thursday 29th April

Crop Night
Thursday 29th April
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Tutor: Michelle
Fee: $10

Crop nights are growing and are a great weekly social night. Work on your pages, share ideas and get help when you need it. The optional tab that you can keep during the night on store purchases makes it easy to select just the right paper or embellishment for the project in front of you. Bring your current project and prepare to be inspired!

Tracy's layout for her Thursday night workshop

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy
Thursday 29th April
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Tutor: Tracy
Fee: $25 Including materials (please bring your basic tools and adhesives)

This week is Tracy's stunning outdoors layout - gotta love those contemporary textured trees. Bookings for this class is filling fast - don't miss out!

Creative Research Project Workshop
Thursday 29th April
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Tutor: Kathleen
Fee: $15

Creative Research Project Workshop - sheesh that's quite a mouthful isn't it? I have a whole blog post about this class series HERE.
The point of this class is: LEARN something - about the world around us/ a topic that interests you. PRESENT what we learn in a CREATIVE and INSPIRED way. My job as the tutor - to help you do that! So along the way learn techniques whether its collage, transfer, design principles, sketching, wire work or just simply getting from a to b in an art project - you decide. Oh and also it will be FUN!.. there is bound to be a story or two... :)

Friday 30th April

Monday's class watching the Cuttlebug demos

Top Secret Cuttlebug Class *updated with 110 techniques*
Friday 30th April
Time: 10am
Tutor: Tracy
Class fee: $20 or pre-pay special: Buy 5 get 1 FREE

We are up to Week Two of this popular class series and it's not too late to join in. The entire series will be repeated later in the year so any missed classes can be made up later. There is more information at THIS Blog post. Get the most out of your Cuttlebug by learning 110 Cuttlebug techniques and along the way try a huge variety of scrapbooking and art products. Suitable for all levels of paper crafter.

Friday 30th April
Time: 6pm - Midnight
Tutor: Michelle and Tracy
Fee: $10

Come out and craft at our monthly MEGA Crop. Mega Crop is super popular for its good fun and productivity. Join us as you work on your paper crafting and scrapbooking projects, enjoy a light supper and create a free Make'n'Take project for you to use on your page. All welcome!

Saturday 1st May

FREE Mother's Day Make'n'Take Project
Saturday 1st May
Time: Available from 10am - 2pm

With Mother's Day just a week away we have our famous FREE Make'nTake project available this Saturday. Photo and more info to come.

So as you can see there are lots of options for the end of the week... what will next week have in store??
Phone 09 912 0665 to book for any of these workshops or for further information.

Until next time,
happy creating!
~Kathleen, Linda and the fabulous team at NZ Scrapbook

Copic frenzy has hit NZ Scrapbook!

The huge product hit sweeping the craft world has come to NZ Scrapbook.


These markers are the choice for shading and colouring. What makes them so lovely to use (in addition to their vibrancy and huge colour selection) is their fantastic blending properties. Being alcohol based each colour shades and blends into the next without muddying or harsh lines.

Check out these couple of examples by Debbie Olsen from the Copic website:

These are stamped images coloured with Copic markers - so vibrant!

YouTube also have hundreds of Copic Marker tutorials for you to learn from and gain info.. here's one by

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Thursday workshop

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy
Date: Thursday 29th April at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials

I got to pop in on Monday's class doing this layout and wow! Those gals were having fun and the pages were coming together beautifully. Check out the texture in those tree trunks. This layout would suit any outdoorsy photos (title can be modified). If you don't have photos, come along anyway and add them later. Bookings essential Phone 09 912 0665


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New class series: Creative Research Project

A page on fragrance in my journal

Interested in Altered Arts, Journals, creating your own books or art projects but just need a hand?
Want to learn something new by adopting a curious nature?

This new class is for you!

I loved projects when I was at school. Projects on Space, Africa, Victorian costumes... You search for information (ahh the age of encyclopedias!), read up, find pictures and spend far too long drawing borders and titles...

I want to keep learning stuff! What do the highs and lows in weather really mean? Why do cicadas wake up at the same time? What stories in history can I find about that beautiful wood pigeon outside my window? How does electricity work?

Inspiration and learning... then put it together in the form of a beautiful book, box or inspired canvas or file. I will help you achieve your art goal. AND we get to go on a FIELD TRIP!

Session One: Thursday 29th April, 6.30pm - We discuss ideas, formats, a subject ideas. Please come with a topic you wish to explore in mind
Session Two: Thursday 13th May, 6.30pm
Field Trip: Saturday 22nd May (Details to be advised at class) - Trip to Auckland Museum for research, photo taking and sketching.
Session Three: Thursday 27th May, 6.30pm
Session Four: Thursday 10th June, 6.30pm

Each session is $15.00. This workshop series is similar to a guided art crop. Please bring materials you wish to work with.

What subject will you choose to explore??

Phone 09 912 0665 to book you place or for more information

New Magazines just arrived

Latest issues from Stampington have arrived. I feel the need to read them all! Enjoy :)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Just added! Altered Books 101 - this Thursday

Altered Books 101
Date: Thursday 22nd April
Start time: 6.30/7pm
Tutor: Kathleen
Class fee: $35 including book and materials.

By request I've sneaked in this introductory class in making Altered Books. You will make a niche book complete with a textured cover and crackle finish. Taught by Mixed media Artist Kathleen Green (me!) this class is technique packed!

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Envelope Purse Workshop - Wednesday

Envelope Purse Workshop
Date: Wednesday 21st April at 10am
Class fee: $35 including materials

This super cute handbag album has neat accordion style pages. You will the opportunity to choose your own papers for a completely unique project. Would make a lovely Mother's Day gift - fill the pockets with notes, photos, vouchers, sweeties!

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your place.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scrapbooking techniques with Tracy

Page layout for the upcoming Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy workshop

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy
Date: Two time slots available. Monday 19th April at 10am and Thursday 22nd April at 7pm
Fee: $25 including materials

This week you will be learning specilty borders, Cricut title cutting, paper rolling and using dimension in your layouts. This layout works beautifully with family heritage style photos.

Tracy's classes are always enjoyable and an ideal way to learn new techniques. All materials are provided just bring your basic kit (trimmer, scissors, pencil, ruler and adhesives) and a photograph for your layout. Suitable for beginner to advanced scrapbookers. Duration: 2hours

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your place.

Pink Cuttlebug SPECIAL - Limited time only!

For a limited time only the Pink Cuttlebug is on special for just
Usual price $159.99

Special runs until end of day Tuesday 27th April.
Be quick to grab this amazing bargain!

Offer is available in store and via our website (free delivery not available with this special)
No Bonus Bucks stamps issued with this purchase.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NZ Scrapbook Franchising Opportunities available

New Zealand Scrapbook Company franchising opportunities are now available for the areas of West Auckland, South Auckland, Central Auckland and other selected North and South Island locations.

Enquiries may be made by emailing

Don't miss this exciting business opportunity!

Friday, April 9, 2010

NZ Scrapbook's Top Secret Cuttlebug Class is back - now revised with 110 techniques!

Yes that's right! The Top Secret Cuttlebug Class IS BACK.
Completely revised and revisited to bring you up to date with the latest materials and techniques.. oh and we added a few... ok 92 new techniques!
Why stop at 18 Cuttlebug techniques when you can learn 110!!

Don't think we can do 110 techniques? Well we have made our list and checking it twice. Class samples are underway and ideas are bursting. The Cuttlebug die-cutting and embossing machine has been our top selling speciality tool for a number of years now and for good reason. It is so versatile.. not to mention fast and easy to use! And now in this information jammed, hands on series you can see why it continues to be so popular.

Top Secret Cuttlebug Class
Starts Monday 19th April at 7pm
with a repeat class Friday 23rd April at 10am
Bookings essential
Each class is $20 and includes materials.
Pre-pay for 5 sessions and receive the sixth session free.

Here's the thing. We are recommending this class for EVERYONE. Even if you don't have a Cuttlebug, or even interested in the Cuttlebug. With 110 techniques (taught over consecutive weeks) you will be trying every medium, paper, specialty paper, art product, glue and finishing technique under the sun.
Wanted to try crackle finish? it will be in this class.
Ever wondered how to do shaped flowers? in this class
Have inklings for polymer clay? Yup! it's in this class.
All the while getting the most out of your Cuttlebug machine.

The 110 techniques will be divided into groups of 5 -12 techniques depending on complexity. You will know exactly which session you are coming to and each technique is clearly numbered so if you miss a class you can make it up when we repeat the series later in the year.
Each class will be run on a Monday evening and repeated again Friday mornings for greater flexibility.
You may come to as many sessions as you wish - come to them all and you will have made THREE rings of technique tags as a reference for you to refer back to over and over in your paper crafting projects.

Never before have we done such an intensive series. Don't miss out on our first intake. Numbers are strictly limited!

So dust off that Cuttlebug and lets have some fun! (Classroom Cuttlebugs available if you don't have one).

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your place.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Kaisercraft ranges just in!

LaDiDa Colour Rub-ons

Hey folks,
Brand new (being displayed as I write!) Kaisercraft ranges have arrived. Pretty pretty!!

Gypsy Sisters: Sumptuous deep purples, pinks and teals.
Six new papers - double sided for twelve beautiful options plus a full collection of embellishments, clear stamps, die cut elements and more.

Gypsy Sisters Clear Stamps

Gypsy Sisters 6"x6" Paper Pad

Gypsy Sisters - Asha paper

Peachy Keen: A little retro, a little autumn. Festive dots, stripes and that oh so lovable bird.
Six new papers - double sided for twelve beautiful options plus a full collection of embellishments.

Peachy Keen - Dandy paper

Peachy Keen die cut elements

Peachy Keen - Nifty paper

Peachy Keen embellishment pack

Also new from Kaisercraft:
Full collection of Devonshire embellishments
Full collection of LaDiDa embellishments
New Teapot Album and Memo Cube Beyond The Page items

In store now! (on website soon).

Devonshire Colour Rub-ons

LaDiDa 6" Paper Pad

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Upcoming classes and workshops

Hi there scrapbooky and paper crafty friends,

It is the school holidays already and as usual we have a great program lined up for the kids as well as lots of inspirational workshops and activities for the grown ups too!

Here is the line up of workshops for the next week and a half:

Daytime crop - productive and social

Daytime Crop
Date: Wednesday 7th April
Time: 10am - 2pm
Fee: $10
Tutor: Tracy Dixon

The Daytime Crop has been humming quite nicely so we have increased it from fortnightly to weekly! A lovely group of ladies have been coming along and instead of bringing packed lunches they have been bringing a plate to share - a very nice friendly touch. Come along with your scrapbooking and paper craft projects for 4hours of midweek creativity. All welcome.

Trish at a recent Crop Night
Crop Night
Date: Thursday 8th April
Time: 6 - 10pm
Fee $10
Tutor: Michelle Reid

A fun social night of scrapbooking and paper crafting. Seeing what other people are working on is a sure fire way to boost your own creativity. Meet new people and make progress on your projects too. Friendly crop tutor Michelle is on hand to help with ideas and technique assistance too!

The Let's Go page using My Minds Eye products

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy
Date: Thursday 8th April
Time: 7-9pm
Fee: $25 including materials
Tutor: Tracy Dixon

This weeks Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy is a repeat class of the popular Let's Go page featuring My Minds Eye papers. Techniques include fussy cutting and dimensional glaze lettering. Suitable for all levels of scrapbooker.

Parent and Child Class
Date: Saturday 10th April
Time: 1 - 3pm
Fee: $12 including materials
Tutor: Linda Simpson

Linda will be taking the kids and parents through two 8"x8" scrapbook layouts. Bring any Easter photos you have for this weeks class. New participants welcome.

Kids Class
Date: Saturday 10th April
Time: 3 -5pm
Fee: $12 including materials
Tutor: Fenneke

Suitable for the 8 -14year age scrapbooker. Come and make a page for your album and learn scrapbooking techniques. Please bring photos and adhesives.

Scrapbooking Techniques project - Slinky Malinki page

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy
Monday 12th April
Time: 10am - 12noon
Fee: $25 including materials
Tutor: Tracy Dixon

This weeks page is the Slinky Malinki page in a stunning red and black colour scheme. Learn paper flowers, fussy cutting and Cuttlebug lettering. All welcome!

Waterfall Card project

School Holiday Program - Waterfall Card
Date: Monday 12th April
Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Fee: $19.50 including materials and morning tea
Tutor: Barbara Farrow

This card appeals to kids and adults! Opens in a one-by-one waterfall flip fashion. This is going to be a popular session. Our school holiday program sessions are run by teacher Barbara Farrow - your school aged children are in for a great time! 8year old children and younger require a parent or guardian to stay for the duration of the session.

Flap Book Project

School Holiday Program - Flap Book Project
Date: Tuesday 13th April
Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm
Fee: $19.50 including materials and morning tea
Tutor: Barbara Farrow

Clever paper cutting makes a mini book that you can fit lots of small photos and decorations. Very cool!

Mother's Day Basket and Card.

School Holiday Program - Mother's Day Basket and Card
Date: Wednesday 14th April
Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Fee: $19.50 including materials and morning tea
Tutor: Barbara Farrow

Kids can Prepare for Mother's Day now when they attend this school holiday program session. They will be making a lovely Mother's Day basket and card - a great gift!

Daytime Crop
Date: Wednesday 14th April
Time: 10am - 2pm
Fee: $10
Tutor: Tracy Dixon

Scrapbooking layout class.

School Holiday Program - Scrapbook Layout
Date: Thursday 15th April
Time: 9.30am - 12noon
Fee: $19.50 including materials and morning tea
Tutor: Barbara Farrow

Create a page for your album and learn ideas such as paper torn roses. Bring photos to work with.

Crop Night
Date: Thursday 15th April
Time: 6 - 10pm
Fee: $10
Tutor: Michelle Reid

Another great night of scrapbooking and paper crafting.

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Slinky Malinki layout (repeat)
Date: Thursday 15th April
Time: 7 - 9pm
Fee: $25 including materials
Tutor: Tracy Dixon

This weeks page is the Slinky Malinki page in a stunning red and black colour scheme. Learn paper flowers, fussy cutting and Cuttlebug lettering. All welcome!

Kathy working on her coffee book

Altered Book Club
Thursday 15th April
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Tutor: Kathleen

Stay tuned for some fun announcements for some upcoming classes and events for those of you with an interest in altered books, collage, mixed media art and journals. You might just want to have your passport ready! Altered Book Club is our monthly meeting where we share ideas and techniques and leave buzzing with ideas for the month ahead. Don't miss this exciting night!

Bookings available now for all our fun workshops. Bring a friend!
Phone 09 912 0665 to book or if you have any questions. There are project examples on display in store.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

FREE Easter Make'nTake Project - Saturday

Happy Easter scrapbooky friends!

We have a FREE mini Make'n'Take project for you to enjoy this Saturday 3rd April.
Call in anytime between 10am - 2pm to make this cute Easter Gift Box complete with a peaking out Easter chick. Project takes approximately 15min to complete and is open to both children and adults - beginner papercrafters welcome.

Also check out our Easter display full of Easter themed papers and stickers to make those last minute Easter cards, tags and gifts.

Happy Easter crafting!

Easter Opening Hours

Happy Easter!

We are open over this Easter Weekend. The long weekend is a great time to craft. Come in, take your time and enjoy our wonderful range of paper crafting, scrapbooking and art products.

Thursday 1st April Open 9am - 9pm
Friday 2nd April Closed
Saturday 3rd April Open 9am - 9pm
Sunday Closed
Easter Monday 5th April Open 9am - 9pm
Normal hours resume.

Have a wonderful weekend from

~Kathleen, Linda and the team at NZ Scrapbook.