October 31, 2006

Stock just arrived!

Posted in new stock, stock at 11:09 pm by scrapbookdesigns

From now until Christmas there are going to be gob loads of yummy yummy stock coming in constantly. We have just received huge stock arrivals of kindy glitz in all colours, brand new skinny designer rub ons in fantastic designs, lots of tinware in all shapes and sizes, metallic lumiere paints – lovely for watercolouring and A4 Prisma Favini cardstock in all colours. Stay tuned for more updates on arrived stock lines soon!


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October 30, 2006

Siren Specials!

Posted in discount, Email Us, promo, Specials, stock at 11:40 am by scrapbookdesigns

Every week between NOW right up until Christmas, we are bringing you 2 “SIREN SPECIALS”.  Specials are available from 9am every Monday thru to the following Saturday 1pm.  The following Monday 2 different product savings will be advertised and the cycle continues. This is a real weekly countdown until Christmas and that means you can take advantage of only 8 specials because all the time there is left until Dec 25th is in fact 8 weeks!!! These specials are available to all our customers near and far, remember we ship anywhere, you can pay and secure your purchases over the phone, you can email us to find out if we have specific designs of items we are offering as specials and we can help you choose if you need advice! If you are visiting the store look out for the ORANGE BALLOONS to point you in the right direction. This is a fantastic chance to buy some stocking fillers for the kids, gifts for friends or to just indulge for yourself! So stay tuned every Monday morning for these ripper specials and stock up!

We kick off this week by offering you these two great promotional savings:

SPECIAL 1:  CARL PAPER PUNCHES – Full store range of CP1 small and CP2 medium paper punches are available at the following fabulous discount rates: buy 1 for 10% saving, buy 2 for 15% saving, buy 3 for 20% off and buy 4 or more CP1 or CP2 punches for a WHOPPING 25% off!!! There is a great range of designs to choose from and we just received a new shipment in the last week with even more of these nifty punches. At  this price, don’t forget that they are great for gifts!! We also have FREE Carl Full Colour Punch Catalogues instore, ask for one next time you are in. 


SPECIAL 2: We have had this special a few times over the last couple of years and it proves to be a winner every time.  Our fantastic ribbon cry of BUY 2 metres, get 1 FREE.  Of course we are talking 3 metres of the same ribbon so take advantage to replenish those ribbons stocks.  We also have a great selection of traditional Christmas ribbons in stock too at the moment for all those projects! Don’t miss out, our ribbons are truly demolished every time we offer this fantastic special on them!


October 29, 2006

Distress Embossing Powders

Posted in Companies We Love, ideas, projects, Ranger, samples, stock at 9:55 am by scrapbookdesigns

Many of us know how to use embossing powders but using the Tim Holtz Distress Powders are a step up on how to introduce tactile character to your projects.  They can be used on top of all pigment inks and other embossing ink types such as Perfect Medium and Versamark. Below you will find a quick 3 step photo shoot of how distress powders look and work.  At Scrapbook Designs we stock all the colours of the full Tim Holtz Distress Range of products. 

STEP 1:Stamp your image with a pigment ink and apply Distress Powder just like you would “normal embossing powder”. Pour excess powder back in vial.distress-powders-1.jpg

STEP 2:Heat set your Distress Powder just like you would “normal embossing powder”.  You will see the colour change. When cooled, gently rub on the powder to “release” some of the powder that will reveal a distressed look. distress-powders-1a.jpg

STEP 3:The finished texture of the Distres Embossing Powders is grainy, almost like a fine sand has been used.  Of course it is similar to any other embossing powder in nature.  This means it will not fall off your project as it is permanently adhered to it during the heating process.


October 28, 2006


Posted in classes, Email Us, workshops at 9:35 am by scrapbookdesigns

WOW! WOW! WOW!   That’s all we can say about the awesome line up we have organised for you this coming month of November.  There’s inspiring workshops to choose from including not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, not 5, not 6…….BUT 7, yes 7!!! brand new workshops and not 1…BUT 2 main events you can attend especially put together for your enjoyment!    OK, enough already!  We do hope that you will be as impressed as we are with everything on offer……..(drumroll!)…. so make yourself a drink and put your feet up while you soak up this full colour version made for your viewing pleasure november-2006-class-schedule.pdf

Bookings for all classes, workshops and events are open NOW, don’t forget we can take your booking by telephone or email. Just ring 08 9842 5714 or email us at scrapbookdesigns@westnet.com.au . For future reference you can find our current workshop schedule by hitting the button on the left hand side of this blog page “CURRENT workshops and classes”.  Have a great weekend, Elaine & team @ Scrapbook Designs

October 26, 2006

Eyelet Setting Know How

Posted in Companies We Love, Email Us, Provocraft, Reviews, stock at 10:51 pm by scrapbookdesigns

We have been blown away in the last few months by the ease and success of the Provocraft Silent Eyelet Setter and with new stocks arriving next week we thought that it was time to give this great setter the review it deserves.


The eyelet setter comes in a soft zip locked carry case and apart from the main piece “the handle”, you will find 3 hole punch heads and 3 setter heads for the following eyelet sizes: 1/16″, 1/8″& 3/16″. Also as part of the kit you get a small eyelet mat and a free jar of eyelets! Bargain! Of course eyelets aren’t the only use for this tool.  Use the hole punch heads for making holes in shrink plastic, for tags, to thread ribbon through etc etc.  Because of its design, the eyelet setter can be used on projects of any size at any stage.  This is great for last minute additions right in the middle of a page layout believe me! and all silently, quickly and without a fuss..


STEP 1: Depending on the size of the hole you need to make, slot your chosen punch head into the “handle”, this is easy peasy as it is magnetic!


Step 2: Place your eyelet mat under your project and using an effortless slight  twisting action, press down where you want the eyelet to appear.  In the sample above we are adding an eyelet to the middle of a punched out flower.


Step 3: Pop your eyelet into the hole. Pretty basic we know BUT there are still some “newbies” out there that don’t know about eyelets but this tool makes it SOOOO easy!


Step 4: Flip over your project. Wow that’s hard isn’t it!


Step 5: Change the punch head for the setter head of the same size.  The 3 different sizes are etched on the side of each punch and setter head.  Alternatively if you keep your setter stored in its pack, you can write the size for each above it.  This makes quick reference as you can pull out the punch and matching setter head at the same time.


Step 6: Voila, flip over and your project is finished!!  This will be our last shipment of eyelet setters we get in before Christmas and they go fast! If you would like one put aside or need more info, contact us at scrapbookdesigns@westnet.com.au

Saturday Night Special!

Posted in Email Us, promo at 11:52 am by scrapbookdesigns

One of our fantastic main events for this year. NOT to be missed, you’ll kick yourself if you do! Too much info to write in this posting so please click the following link for all the goss on this Spectacular upcoming night! sns-flyer.pdf!!!!!! Phone bookings and payments will be excepted so first in best dressed! Good Luck girls!


October 24, 2006

Christmas Projects to share..

Posted in Christmas, ideas, projects, samples at 9:15 am by scrapbookdesigns

We’re sorry we’ve been harping on a bit with “Christmas” but we want to make sure you have lots of inspiration to make cards, invites, table decorations and more! Get organised before the season comes by making a list of everything you need to take fantastic photos of family and friends on the day. Make sure the batteries are totally charged up, if you have a digital camera take your power cord EVERYWHERE in case you need it. It’s amazing how you can miss out on “those great photos” if you run out of power.  For an SLR, pack the bag full of extra film, a spare battery and make sure your flash is working BEFORE you go! If you have someone special visiting over Christmas, how about making a small book of the day for them filled with photos of happy memories to send to them. Of course there are always pages to make afterwards recording all those smiling faces, opening presents, table settings BEFORE the feast and what about the tree and the food! These are the memories that only happen once a year so go for it and snap away!!! Click on thumbnails below for a detailed look at the projects which are instore for you to get up close to!


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 Well before you start snapping at Christmas, there are cards to make before and nothing is as precious these days but a handmade, thoughtful wish like below.  We have an great array of Christmas stamps instore with more arriving! Stamps make great additions for your books and scrapbook layouts as they can be used over and over.  Different coloured inks, the positioning of the stamps, the cardstock and embellishments added can make one stamp have many end results! Get to it!

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