Friday, July 30, 2010

Mega Crop - On tonight!

Our monthy MEGA CROP is on tonight - come and join us for Scrapbooking fun

From 6pm until midnight we have full on scrapbooking action!
Come along, bring a friend and make progress on your pages.
The best part... be totally inspired by other peoples creativity and let it rub off on you. Mega Crop is a sure fire way of sparking scrapbooking motivation.

All welcome, just bring your kit/tools and current projects (or photos you would like to scrapbook) . We will run a tab for you for any products you wish to purchase during the evening.
Light supper and free Make'n'Take project available for your enjoyment.

Just $10 per person - no booking necessary.

PS: If you can't make it at 6pm - no worries, just arrive when you can.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Instructions for "Little Chickies" Layout, Sarah Groen

Thanks so much to everyone who turned up for my very first class on Tuesday. I hope you had as much fun doing the class as I did teaching it. You were such a talented bunch that you made it all very easy for me. I know that because there were so many techniques to cover most of you didn't finish the layout so here are a list of instructions that I have put together incase you are having problems remembering how it looked. I would love to see your finished pages!

Step by Step Instructions for ‘My Little Chickies’ LO – Sarah Groen

1. Take the teal 12 x 12 cardstock background and punch right around the outside using the ‘Lattice Entertain You’ Fiskars punch.
2. Cut the prima background paper to 11 x 11 and put aside the offcuts (you will use the reverse side of these strips to frame two sides of your photo)
3. Cut a circular ring mask from scrap cardstock (approx 10” diameter )
4. Lay the ring mask on the centre of your background paper and spray the entire sheet with glimmer mist.
5. Allow a few minutes to dry then carefully lift off the mask taking care not to smudge any damp ink. You should be left with a white ring and misted background.
6. Adhere the background paper to the background cardstock with double sided tape.
7. Adhere your photo within the ring
8. Using red off cut strips frame the upper and right edge of your photo
9. Adhere the prima felt edge underneath your photo along the bottom of your page
10. Position the prima vine along the left border of your photo, gently bending it so that it curves inside the white ring created by the mask
11. Add prima flowers, handmade paper flowers and the handmade satin flower as desired (see below for instructions for making these)
12. Emboss a butterfly into pink vellum using the cuttlebug butterfly edge folder
13. Cut it out and decorate with kindyglitz and rhinestones
14. Adhere to lower right corner of photo
15. Use the Apron lace border punch to punch out a 5” strip from teal swiss dot cardstock
16. Ink the edges and adhere to the upper right edge of LO
17. Cut out a 3” x 1” rectangle from co-coordinating off cut paper or cardstock, round two lower corners and add title with alpha stickers.
18. Use two brads to ‘hang’ the title from the upper apron lace border strip to resemble a sign. Use mini alphas to add additional title words within the border strip if required.
19. Use the bird cage embossing folder and another paper off cut to make a bird cage embellishment to hang from the end of the title border strip in the same way as for the butterfly.

Making satin flowers

1. Cut several different sized circles from satin fabric – the more you cut the plumper your flower will be. The flower on my LO incorporates 8 circles from 2.5” to 0.5” in diameter.
2. Using a tea candle very carefully melt around the edges of each fabric circle. The circle will start to curl upwards as you heat. Continue until you achieve an effect that you like.
3. Layer your circles from largest to smallest and secure them together by stitching on a decorative button or using a decorative brad – pearl brads or buttons work especially well to give a vintage look to your flowers.
4. Spray with glimmer mist if desired.

Making Paper Flowers

1. Cut a circle from double sided patterned paper
2. Lightly draw a spiral in the circle with pencil
3. Cut out the spiral stopping at least 5mm from the centre
4. Erase the pencil lines and ink the edges if desired.
5. Start from the outside and roll to the middle. Another trick is to try to roll the bottom edge a little bit tighter than the top edge. So that the flower will kind of get a cone shape.
6. When you are done rolling up the flower, put glue in the middle part and press the whole flower on top and hold down for a while.
7. You can finish off with glimmer mist and hand cut some leaves and attach under the rose.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Scrapbooking with Tracy - Rub-on and shirt layout

yes that's Tracy in the photo!

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Rubon and shirt layout
Date: Monday 26th July at 10am and Thursday 29th July at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please bring: One or two photos, basic kit (paper trimmer, scissors) and adhesives

Tracy has created a cleaver shirt styled layout suitable for baby or toddler photos and more. You will be using a pack of rub-ons (included in the class), scalloped paper and some stitching.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Friday, July 23, 2010

Top Secret Cuttlebug Series - 110 techniques. Starts again!

That's right, the popular Top Secret Cuttlebug Series - 110 Techniques is starting again THIS Monday 26th July.

Our spacious classroom and tables are perfect to spread out with your Cuttlebug machine

Each week you will make on average 10 tag swatches each featuring a different Cuttlebug technique. You can then use these swatches as a reminder and reference when making scrapbook pages, cards, invitations, gift bags... any paper craft using your Cuttlebug.

Some of the HUGE list of techniques include:
  • Using Spellbinder dies
  • Printing with your embossing dies
  • Magic Foam embossing stamps
  • Cuttlebug and shrink plastic
  • Double embossing
  • Cuttlebug resist
  • Hammer embossing
  • .... well this list goes on for 110 Techniques!!
All you need is a Cuttlebug and a few available Monday nights or Friday mornings. All welcome!

Come to one - five - all twelve classes. If you came along to the first round but missed a couple here and there check with us to book in for the missed class/es.
Workshops run weekly for 10 weeks plus two project nights. Duration 2hours per workshop.

Class tutor Chantelle shares with the class one of the many techniques

Top Secret Cuttlebug Series - 110 Techniques
Evening classes start: Monday 26th July at 7pm
Daytime classes start: Friday 30th July at 10am
Cost per class: $20
Please bring: Cuttlebug machine and boards, scissors and adhesives.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Thursday night - Scrapbooking with Tracy

Striking black and bold colours in this weeks layout

Using new products from Basic Grey, Tracy features doodling techniques on this weeks double page layout spread. Time to whip out those pens and personalise your layouts!
Suitable for all levels of scrapbooker/papercrafter, Scrapbooking Techinques with Tracy classes are a great way to expand your skills.

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy workshop is on every Monday at 10am - 12pm and Thursday evening 7pm - 9pm.

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Basic Grey doodling layout
Date: Thursday 22 July at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please bring: 3 or 4 photos to use on your layout, basic kit (paper trimmer, ruler, pencil) and adhesives.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Monday, July 19, 2010

Stampington Art Journaling inspiration

I've been meaning to say... if you love Art Journals (like me!) be sure to check out the latest Stampington Art Journaling magazine. Pages and pages of journal eye candy. I try to read each page slllllooowly to take it all in :)

Summer 2010 Issue, in store now.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - BoBunny Shaped layout

A pretty floral layout in cocoa browns and pastel blues

This week's Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy layout project features pretty shaped paper from BoBunny, paper curling techniques, new EZCut dies, stitching, floral embellishments, journalling notepads and lettering. Bring one or two photos for this layout that would suit all sorts of themes. Title can be adjusted for your photos.

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy
Date: Thursday 15th July
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please bring: One or two photos (if you have them available), Basic kit (trimmer, ruler, pencil, scissors) and adhesives

Phone 09 912 0665 to book your space.

Monday, July 12, 2010

School Holiday Program in full swing!

School Holiday Tutor Paula showing Brooklyn the cut lines for her project

Second week of the School Holidays already!

Our School Holiday Program is in full swing with daily sessions from 10am - 12.30pm. It's not too late to book in for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Bustling creative kids and adults

Tuesday 13th July - Mini Canvas (participants make two)

Wednesday 14th July - Pocket Tag Book

Thursday 15th July - Bathtime Scrapbook Layout

School Holiday Program - July 2010

Dates still available: Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th July
Time: 10am - 12.30pm
Class fee: $19.50 per child which includes materials and morning tea
Please bring: Photos if necessary for the selected session. Experienced students are welcome to bring their own tools and materials if they desire.

School aged children and adults are welcome to attend. Children 8 years or under require a adult to stay for the duration.

Great smile and project!

Please phone 09 912 0665 if you have an questions or to book your space.

Some Cuttlebug action

Have a great week!
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Emily with her folding gift bag