May 4, 2010

For Mum

Posted in cards, classes, news at 5:51 pm by scrapbookdesigns

Want to make a special card for mum, just need some inspiration … then come on in a see what can be done


March 10, 2010

Easter Treats

Posted in cards, classes, news at 6:49 pm by scrapbookdesigns

Dont forget this Saturday for the class showing you an Easter card & box to put the Easter goodies in.  What a great way also to meet others – email, phone or call in to book a place for this class.

May 2, 2007

Heartfelt Journaling

Posted in cards, ideas, projects, samples at 7:38 am by scrapbookdesigns

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Next time you’re making a card for someone, what about personalising it with some easy doodle journaling?  Words, phrases or anecdotes written in all the right places for the person your card is for looks great.  Doodling is also all the rage to add to your scrapbook pages. Rollerball gel pens in white & black are a must have in any doodlers supplies! If you have solid stamps such as hearts, stars etc – you can make your journaling follow the shape of your image, this makes things a bit easier.  Once you have practiced with different pens, cardstocks and your handwriting, you will soon find your doodling inspiration!

Our sample is a 17th birthday celebration for a teenage son on the cusp of manhood.  It celebrates his identity and personalises the phrases of the stamps used. Even if you think you have messy handwriting, practice makes perfect! Happy doodling!


March 28, 2007

Product Review – Daisy D’s Diecuts

Posted in cards, Companies We Love, Email Us, ideas, projects, Reviews, samples, scrapbooking at 6:45 am by scrapbookdesigns

We recently received an extensive array of the Daisy D’s diecut range, here are some photos representing the designs we have and below are some pieces we have been playing around with.


 The die cuts fall away easily from their sheet making these life like accents just perfect for filling blank spaces.  The diecuts are all double sided with both sides just as yummy as each other.  The flowers were especially easy to place under and on top of the photo edges.  The background was dry brushed with Jo Sonjas “mouse” coloured paint and then large foam stamp circles were “messily” placed around the page.  Heat dry with emboss it tool or airdry, then stamp a flourish image with Moonlight White brilliance ink pad randomly.

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Both the above layout and the below card were made under an hour.  The vintage tag on the card was overstamped at the bottom in Brilliance Pearl Rust with a flourish style stamp before attaching all the layers and popping a ribbon through the tag hole!


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March 15, 2007

Funky in a Classy Way!!

Posted in cards, EK Success, projects, Reviews, samples, stamps at 12:34 pm by scrapbookdesigns

I had to make a quick card today for a hello to a friend.  I was itching to use my new clear Autumn Leaves flower stamps, so went to work on some cheap copy paper and width ways ripped through the images from one end to the other.  Then I  stamped the same images on patterned paper (mine might have ended up a bit dark in pattern – oh well you learn from your mistakes!) and then matched the two up as shown in the photos, attaching with double sided tape. I then added an extra couple of layers or mats from matching cardstocks and finished with a buckle punched from the EK Success range and threaded ribbon!.The last touch, staple at ribbon ends for a quick, raw, neat but funky finish!


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February 21, 2007

Ribbon Flair

Posted in cards, ideas, ribbons at 8:43 am by scrapbookdesigns

If you’re anything like us girls here at Scrapbook Designs, you probably find yourself with smallish pieces of ribbons left over from projects.  Too small for anything major, these bits like your paper scraps, sit patiently in a corner of your craft room and don’t get much of a real look in.  Just as you rifle through your supplies you suddenly notice the ribbon offcuts and as the stash has grown, so too has the colour choice.  Suddenly 15 shades of pink appear, 12 splashes of black and white for those next ATC entries are spotted and suddenly that little pile of ribbon scraps doesn’t seem that boring at all!  Apart from adding as extras to your projects, ribbons can also become the focus.  Check out this quick Lisa card which is a great example of how ribbon can be used as a main attraction.


Cut a frame (any size) out of your card front.  Tape you ribbon under the edges of the frame from one side to the other.  If you are using sheer ribbon, as a precaution use double sided tape under and over your ribbon placement for strength. Stick your frame on co-ordinating cardstock.  The card above was a quickie and still gorgeous, but of course there are lots of other bits you could add! A charm dangling from one of the ribbons or knotting, twisting or braiding the ribbons. Oh la la!!! So many ideas……….off you go then!

November 29, 2006

You’re Invited!

Posted in cards, Christmas, Email Us, ideas, new stock, papers, projects, samples, stock at 9:10 am by scrapbookdesigns

If you are having a Christmas bash, work function or would like to send a different type of greeting rather than traditional Christmas cards then look at these classic yet simple invites below, we have everything you need to make them including fully printer compatible cardstock & paper, ribbons and paper studs to go, all you need to do is set up your printer with your greeting and put together layers. They of course can be easily changed to a Christmas greeting. IDEA: why not print a mini calendar or photo on them and place magnets on the back.



We have just had delivered 18 stacks of the most beautiful NEW RELEASE Annie P A4 papers you could ever imagine to find in fine stationery market.  All of the designs are available in both metallic and tracing stock and are fully printer compatible. Click on the thumbnail to see the name and a bigger view of these luscious designs. Due to that fact that each design is either translucent or metallic, no photos or scans could ever do full justice, believe us they are EVEN MORE EXQUISITE IN REAL LIFE!

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