Thursday, June 30, 2011

Colorful Life Layout Wednesday evening

Sweet Girl Layout with Pukeko feature

Sweet Girl Layout with Kathleen
Date: Wednesday 6th July at 7pm
Time: 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please bring: Photo, scissors, adhesives, paper trimmer.

Love the Colorful Life range of papers from Die Cuts with a View? Then check out this layout - so bold and vibrant with shimmer thrown in. In this class Kathleen works with the cardstock negative shapes to create blocks of pattern plus stitching and button/pearl embellishing. Suitable for all levels of scrapbooker. Great for boy or girl pages.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Layout detail

Note: American spelling of Colourful intended as per used by Die Cuts with a View.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Special repeat class

Such a pretty page and requested to be run again for good reason! This layout features a gorgeous Kaisercraft shaped paper and Flowersoft techniques. Class includes all materials (except adhesives). Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Kaisercraft Frame Layout
Date: Thursday 30th June at 7pm
Fee: $25 includes page kit
Please bring: Photo and basic tools (Trimmer, scissors, ruler and pencil) and adhesives.

Page layout by Kathleen

SENZ Highlights

We divided our stand into sections with the easel showing what was happening each day

Hi Friends,
We had a very busy weekend exhibiting out at SENZ. SENZ is New Zealand's Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo. It was great to see so many of our regular customers out getting inspired by by classes and products available.

On the NZ Scrapbook Stand we had lots of special offers including The Vagabond, The Bigshot, Die Cuts with a View stacks and more. Tracy was busy each day teaching our luxury Make'n'Take to attendees and Kathleen had a display of her Altered Art and collages. Not to mention lolly pops - you gotta have energy at these things!

To all those who came by and said hi - it was great to see you! See you in store.
~Kathleen, Linda and the Team at NZ Scrapbook

Tracy teaching our luxury Make'n'Take

Papers, ribbons and flowers galore

Part of Kathleen's Altered Art and mixed media display - spans almost 10 years of this type of creating

Monday, June 27, 2011

Scrapware now available at NZ Scrapbook!

HOT product just in! Scrapware is now available at NZ Scrapbook. Birdhouses, frames, owls, butterflies, keys, flourishes and more in beautifully versatile boxboard.

Exquisite project by Scrapware Design Team member Hetty Hall. Uses the Bird Houses kit

Scrapware for girls pages and cards (there are cute robots for boys!)

Lots of gorgeous owl designs ready to be painted and embellished


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Patterned Paper SALE 20% OFF Four days only!

Weekend Patterned Paper SALE
Patterned Paper 20% off store wide

Excludes patterned paper packs, cardstock and already reduced papers.

Thursday 23rd - Monday 27th June
OPEN 9am - 9pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday

Thousands of papers to choose from including shaped paper, double sided paper, glitter paper and general patterned paper from ALL our favourite brands including Kaisercraft, Die Cuts with a View, Basic Grey, Graphic 45, Teresa Collins and more.

Excludes patterned paper packs, cardstock and already reduced papers.
In store sale only, excludes website and show purchases. Sale paper is not eligible for bonus bucks accrual.

Visiting from out of town? Come visit us on the shore, just a few minutes north of the bridge. Easy to find!

Shop D, 6 Link Drive, Wairau Park, North Shore. Auckland
Phone 09 912 0665

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No Mega Crop - Visit us at SENZ

Hi Friends,
This week our regular monthly Mega Crop is cancelled due to NZ's Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Craft Expo SENZ.

We will be exhibiting all weekend long at SENZ
TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre
Great South Rd, Manukau

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th June 2011
10am - 4pm
Door Sales $12

Call in first thing to the NZ Scrapbook stand to book your LUXURY MAKE'n'TAKE
Plus we have some of our most popular class kits available for purchase, great new products, bargain purchases, on site demonstrations.

Altered Art display, artist talks and demonstrations with Mixed media and Altered Book Artist Kathleen Green

We are easy to find, right by the entrance!

Our store is OPEN as normal this weekend.
Open 9am - 9pm Fri and Saturday (closed Sunday)

More info about the SENZ show at

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Chapter One

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Chapter One layout

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Chapter One
Date: Monday 20th June at 10am and Thursday 23rd June at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please bring: Your basic kit (paper trimmer, scissors, pencil) and adhesives (double sided tape or photosplits and foam tape), Photo.

Using Chapter One, a pretty new collection from Kaisercraft Tracy will show you the ins and outs of using border punches. This layout features pretty fussy cutting and layering.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book.

Layout detail

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Weekend Ribbon and Trim SALE

Friday, Saturday and Monday
17th - 20th June, 2011

Ribbons and Trims 20% off

Beautiful ribbon and trims by the meter, Basic Grey co-ordinated ribbon packs, individual rolls, vine ribbons, metallic detailing, vintage inspired styles. ALL REDUCED by 20% this weekend.

A layout from one of our Parent & Child workshops using colourful ribbons.

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!

In store sale only, sale items not valid for Bonus Bucks accrual. No further discount on already reduced items.

NEW Embossing Folders from Craft Concepts

Playful Garden

New embossing folders just in from Craft Concepts. Pretty card images, adaptable backgrounds. Lots of inspiration!

Just $9.95 each
In stock now

Available in store, by phoning with your credit card or via our website.

Jo's Circles

Hexagon Illusion

Garden of Trees

Dandelion Whisper

Cherry Blossoms

Caged Birds

Butterfly Kisses

Funky Flowers

Weaving Blocks

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Vagabond by Tim Holtz has arrived!

Much anticipated motorized die-cutting machine The Vagabond by creative genius Tim Holtz has arrived!

Motorized die cutting machine designed to cut papers, card and vellums. Even heavyweight chipboards, grungeboard and acrylic. Simply plug it in to a power outlet, sandwich your die and materials, press the button and away it cuts. Brilliant if you have hand/wrist issues that prevent you from using the usual handle die cutting machines.

Available Now

In store or via our website (not eligable for free delivery).

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Loving scrAPPy sketches?

Hi friends,
We have had lots of great direct feedback about how much you are enjoying scrAPPy sketches. Thank you!! Let's get the word out there and see scrAPPy sketches grow.

There are a few ways you can help us do that.

  1. Write a review. iTunes love reviews, people looking for apps love reviews. It is super easy to post a review on iTunes. Just go to the scrAPPy sketches app, scroll down till it says Leave a review. Click, fill in the comment box with your feedback and done. Whee!
  2. Share with your friends by email, Facebook and Twitter. We are all pretty familiar with the idea of sharing on Facebook things that you think are pretty cool. Did you know iTunes has an easy link that you might not notice right away? I took a screen shot so you can see... Its just a click on that little downward arrow then select Facebook, Twitter or Tell a friend. That Copy Link is pretty nifty too which brings me to No.3
  3. Tell peeps about scrAPPy sketches on your Blog. Yeah I know I'm being pretty out there asking for your help but scrAPPy sketches rocks and it would be awesome if more scrapbookers knew. Post about scrAPPy sketches on your Blog and we will acknowledge the shout out here! More visitors to your blog too. win win.

I'm sure there are more ways to let people know about scrAPPy sketches... lots even but there's a start.

Thanks again and hAPPy scrAPPing!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Visit us at Dunkley's Craft Show. Voucher in store.

Dunkley's Great NZ is on at the North Shore Events Centre this weekend.
Friday 10th - Sunday 12th June
Open 10am - 5pm Daily

We will be exhibiting with some awesome class kits and bargain show specials.

Call in to our store before the show and pick up an entry discount voucher!

Save $2 when you visit the show on Friday or $1 on Saturday and Sunday.

Exhibiting at SENZ 24-26th June at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre
Stay tuned for more info on that fun event

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Two New Kaisercraft Collections

Bubbly and fun zoo animals ready to PARRTAY. Lovely for birthday pages, celebrations, children and babies. Would make super cute invitations.

Seven double sided patterned papers make up this collection

CUTE journal tag books. At just $3.50 a pack, that's less than a coffee!

Chapter One. Turquoises, spring greens, butterflies and flourishes. This collection is modern elegance.

Six new double sided papers. Love the bold blacks and stylish designs.

Journal Tags are wonderful for written captions or additions to greeting cards

In store now (and currently being uploaded to our website)

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Thursday evening

Zoom Zoom! Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy Zoom Zoom Layout

Repeat class by request

Scrapbooking Techniques with Tracy - Zoom Zoom Layout

Date: Thursday 9th June at 7pm
Class fee: $25 including materials
Please Bring: Photos, Basic kit (paper trimmer, scissors, ruler, pencil) and adhesives.

Stock car season, hot rod shows, car racing... toy cars! How about other sport pages? Swimming, track, cycling. This layout has lots of applications.

Embossed lettering detail

We take a break from the four seasons series with this week being a short week. Instead by popular demand Tracy is repeating her Zoom Zoom layout. There are limited spaces for this class. Phone 09 912 0665 to ensure you don't miss out.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Special Layout Class Wednesday: Colorful Life

Wednesday night's layout project

Featuring the bold and beautiful papers from the new Colorful Life Collection by Die Cuts with a View this layout class with Kathleen has lots of textural details including machine stitching, inking and rhinestones.

There are 24 new designs in this collection available for for purchase from Wednesday evening. You will love the strong colours and bold designs.

Colorful Life Layout Class
Date: Wednesday 8th June at 7pm
Class fee: $20 including materials
Please bring: Basic kit of scissors, paper trimmer and adhesives.

Phone 09 912 0665 to book

Layout detail

Friday, June 3, 2011

Baby flowers..

With new stock of miniature flowers just arrived I am reminded how much I enjoy using them in both scrapbook layouts and greeting cards. This particular shipment has a huge array of colours, some with tinted edges and some with micro bead petal tips.

My fav techniques with these tiny flowers:
  • Mix these little babies up with the larger sized flowers. I especially like how they look with the new Kaiser florals.
  • Mix the colours up. Same colour family but different colours (eg: pinks and reds together) is especially effective.
  • Take advantage on the long stems. Create a trailing look with the long elegant stem, twist them around each other to create a vine or wreath.
  • Hand colour them. Touch Copic Markers or another ink pen to the edges of the petal for a custom colour.
  • Dot tiny rhinestones on their tips. Sparkly! Add Kindyglitz for double glittery action.

I store my miniature flowers in a preserving jar on my art desk. Even when I'm not using them they are just so pretty.

Check out the lovely range of colours and styles in store now.

NEW Vintage Collage papers from Die Cuts with a View

24 Beautiful designs in this new range of 12"x12" patterned papers from Die Cuts with a View.
Glittered wings, vintage florals, pretty butterflies, tea, cupcakes, birds and plaids in this wonderful range.

Single sided patterns $2.00 a sheet
Glittered patterns $2.95

Perfect for scrapbook pages, canvas art and cutting up for off the page projects.
In stock now

Queen's Birthday Weekend Kaisercraft SALE

Gorgeous Kaisercraft products

Queen's Birthday Weekend Kaisercraft SALE
20% off ALL Kaisercraft Products

Papers, flowers, rhinestones, storage, wood products, lettering, brads, pearls, rub-ons and more!

Open 9am - 9pm each day (including Monday)

One of our recent layout classes using Kaisercraft papers and flowers

Sale while stocks last, enjoy scrapbooking and papercrafting this long weekend with a fantastic Kaisercraft bargain!

In store sale only, sale items not valid for Bonus Bucks accrual. No further discount on already reduced items.