December is but a few days away and with no AZZA Sale being planned for January it was felt AZZA would participate in the Black Friday/Cyber Monday frenzy. The stock in Australia is being relocated interstate so unfortunately it will not be logistically possible to offer a sale at the beginning of next year. AZZA Australia will have a few special Christmas offers in December but do take advantage of the discounts over the next four days.
Studio kits and stencils discounted by 10%.
Texture and Decoration duos are discounted by 15%.
Cutting dies discounted by 15%.
Search through the ON SALE section in the shop or ‘Search’ for the product you are looking for.
Products listed in the LAST CHANCE section are products that we only have ONE left in stock. Once they are sold, they will be removed from the shop.
Do have a look at the new products whilst you are in the shop. The Stars have come out this Christmas and in keeping with Stars abounding – the new stencil is called AZZA Los Angeles.
I have created the layout below using the Los Angeles stencil and products from the Star themed decoration products.
I have used the Star set of cutting dies, Star figures, the Star Texture stamp and the Star stamp and die set. Unfortunately, the Star set of cutting dies is out of stock until January.
Having popped into the city earlier in the week I could see AZZA wherever I went.
I have already used this set quite a few times and it can be used throughout the year. I used the top stamp twice on the page and have it fading away towards the bottom of the page instead of a solid edge. The bottom stamp is perfect for the night sky shown in this card below created by Carole in one of my classes.
Don’t forget about the Australian Santa and his Sleigh for your overseas Christmas cards. We have also added a new chipboard collection to the AZZA range for all your Australian pages or cards.
This large stamp set fits the stars cut by the nesting set of Star dies. Unfortunately, these dies are out of stock but the good news is that they will be available in the new year. These dies also fit the AZZA Celestial stencil released a few Christmases ago.
Deb has used the Celestial stencil to create the page above. For the decorations Deb used the newly released products: Star A4 sketch sheet, Star embossing folder, silhouette figures and papers.
The Star stamp and die set have a star that can be peeking out from behind a photo, heading or paper on the scrapping page. If you do not want the French wording, purchase the set of stamps below and use the ‘Super Star’ stamp in its place. It fits perfectly, this set of stamps is only $5.00 because of all the French wording.
I created the page above with the new Sherwood stencil released last month. This is a set of 4 stencils that can be used in any configuration. If you love curves on your page, this stencil is for you! I used the new star themed products for my decorations: the embossing folder, texture stencil, papers and stamp and die set. I also used the the new card die set we have added to the range. Again, this can be used throughout the year. The banner and smaller mounts are ideal for headings.
AZZA Sherwood stencil: Illustration booklet and 4 x stencils
Deb has used the XL Accordion sheets on her page to incorporate more photos into the set. She has used images off various silhouette figure sheets shown below. These are all discounted by 20% for the duration of the sale. If you like quick and easy decorations the silhouette figures are perfect, they are easily coloured with inks, chalks and pens.
This Christmas tree reminded me of the star silhouette figure sheet. The two A4 Figure sheets released last year have also been discounted.
If you like the card Carole created, the images from these A4 sheet of figures can be used. Once again, Azza Belgium had an issue with the dies released this Christmas and they are no longer available.
Scrap & Moi #61 is now available in the shop. The magazine showcases Casablanca, Melbourne, Vacation Scrap kit, Halloween products and a sneak peek at the stencil to be released in Australia in January/February.
To end, a lovely page by Christine Houbrechts with Los Angeles stencil and the new star themed products.
Christine has used papers from the new Winter Forest A4 paper block.
Two new colours in the iZink glitter paints have been added: Copper Gold and Diamond Black.
This month a stencil, CASABLANCA and the ARABIAN NIGHTS themed products were released with two new colour tones – PEACH and RUBY GRAPEFRUIT.
The Studio kit is pictured above. Please note that the A4 Sketch sheet is only available in the Studio, it will not be sold individually.
The Casablanca die has also been released, this die matches one of the stencils and can be used in so many ways. The die is available to purchase on its own and is also in two different baskets. AZZA has placed it into a Basket with the Focus book as there is just so much you can do with it.
In the page above, Hilary shows how the die can be used on the page. Hilary has stamped the die cut with the AZZA Materials and Texture stamp, this will also look very nice with the Materials and Texture stamp with the script. Mail Out subscribers will have received this stamp.
On Isabelle’s page above, she has placed the die cut so that it looks like it is lying behind the layout. The gaps in the die can be left to look like a clear window or can be filled with vellum paper, photos, ink/chalk or paper.
On my layout below I have used a few of these ideas. I created this double page using the Casablanca stencil and the die. As you can see, at the top, centre and bottom I took out sections so that you can see through to the back page. I did not want to just see the children’s shoes in the lower gap so I filled it in with vellum paper and covered the shoes with decoration. I have used the School themed products for decoration on this page. The two backpacks were created with stamps from the large stamp set and coloured in with alcohol pens. I finished the decoration off with the lovely AZZA cord. The two pencils are part of the School die set and what I love about this set is that you can make the pens or crayons any colour. I have also used the School embossing folder on the plain paper.
The inside spread was fun to create, again using the School decoration products. The paper comes with the alphabet/numbers on one side and the other side is perfect for University graduation pages.
I have had such fun with these dies. I love using two different colours – saving all the little bits to use on another layout. The layout below I created for a Family Heritage album using the Bombay stencil. I also used the second die set released last month, Stationery store, and it looks great on the page:
The large stamp is also perfect to create little scenes on the page.
On the double page above you can see I have used both sizes of back packs on the front page. Inside I used the little bucket of pencils together with the book. I also created a little scene on my single page using two images off the stamp set. Below is a lovely card created by Sabine in Europe using the same set of stamps, great idea for a card for Teachers.
This double page below by Sabine is one of my favourite. It shows the Arabian Nights decoration products used with a theme other than just travel in the region. This front page has been cut with the lovely curve on the right. It has one gap cut into it to show the photo on the left, which is on a smaller piece of green page cut and connected to the front page.
The images above shows the back of the front page when open. On the left above you can see the same photo which can be seen through the gap when the double page is closed. Then, the green flap is flipped over to the right to expose another two photos. Below is the back page.
Anne-Nathalie create this lovely page below using the new colour tones.
Below, keeping the photos simple.
Christine Houbrechts created this Halloween page using the Casablanca stencil and die and the newly released Halloween products. Note how she used the ‘cut outs’ from the die on the bottom right of the page.
I created this little card below using one of the images on the same stamp set and the new Halloween paper.
With Halloween at the end of the month AZZA has put a basket together:
If you like to decorate, the Lantern die is perfect. Take a look at the AZZA ‘Window’ dies which allows you to change the ‘window panes’ in the Lantern. If you already have the Lantern, check out the other dies you could use.
I always like to see these layouts that are based on an original but all look so different on the page.
Lastly, Fiona and I attended a Paper Craft show held in Perth over the weekend. It was wonderful to see all the Crafters out and about after most of the shows have been cancelled over the last year or so.
Welcome to the ladies who came along to meet us and said they would pop along to my blog and have a look. I am sure you will love all the ideas shared here. Thank you to all the ladies whose pages I have shared, it is wonderful to see so many ideas on the page.
It’s SPRING Downunder and AUTUMN in Europe, both my favourite seasons. Not too warm and not too cold (hopefully)!!
In Australia we see a beautiful TROPICAL range released. The new products match with many older products that are still in the range and can be used together. The tropical texture stencil is back in stock so could be on its way to you on Monday if you place an order soon.
Don’t discount the paper as being too bright, use AZZA inks and chalks to bring it back to the tone of green you need on the page. I created the page below using the AZZA Cannes stencil and the Tropical paper featured in the basket above. Sadly the embossing folder I used was released in Europe, sold out and was not re-run.
I also used a die for the Tropical set. These are great as you can cut them in different coloured card and paper and then mix them up on the page.
Nadia Martin has used the Tropical themed products on her page above created with the AZZA Kyoto stencil. This large set of stamps can be used with so many themes on the page so a good one to have on hand.
Decoration by AZZ’Art below combining the Tropical cutting dies and the Tropical stamps above.
On the page above the stamp in the Tropical basket has been used to turn plain paper into patterned paper on the page.
Hilary has used both Tropical stamp sets on the page below created with the special edition AZZA Olympic stencil.
Also featured are figurines from the new ‘On the Beach’ themed products. I know I have said this before, but these are always a quick decoration on your page. Bring them to life with pens, inks and chalks.
The basket above includes an AZZA Decor theme book, these are great as they showcase the products with different stencils. If you lack inspiration these are the books to purchase, full of great layouts. Also included are 5 sheets of the AZZA paper pack, beach themed. If you have been wanting to see the quality of the paper in these packs but did not want to purchase a whole pack, this is your chance to receive 5 pages to play with. Being thicker, they are almost card, not paper. The page featured in the basket above is by Deb Byrne. She has used the Olympic stencil for her layout, a sheet from the AZZA paper pack, one of the figures on the sheet above and a stamp from the large set below.
This stamp set, like the School large stamp set, is ideal to create little scenes as decoration on your page.
The two seagulls can be seen on many pages uploaded in Facebook.
Hilary has used them on the page below using the newly released AJACCIO stencil. This stencil is a 20 x 20cm stencil. Hilary has also used the pages from the ‘On the beach’ paper pack, the starfish were cut from one of the pages in the pack. The sun and crab are figures from the Figure sheets on sale this month.
The Ajaccio stencil fits the AZZA Desk album perfectly. There are 20 pages in this desk album so can be used as a calendar or just an album for a loved one to flip through the pages over the year. Now is the time to begin creating your Christmas presents.
Take advantage of the Father’s Day basket available this month and you will receive a small calendar block for 2022 and the Father’s Day stamp. This stamp can be used for Father’s Day cards and also on your page when you are scrapping your Father’s Day photos. Block out the word ‘Happy’ and print only the ‘Father’s Day’.
The ‘To the Beach’ embossing folder is beautiful on the page. I have used it on my double page below which I created using the Cannes stencil. I also used the micro stamp that came with the latest Special edition Scrap & Moi magazine. I would not use the French lettering so I actually cut it out of the stamp, then it is easy to use on the page without having to block anything off.
Position the paper in the embossing stencil carefully to get the best pattern of anchors.
Texture stamp featured on the front page is shown below. It works beautifully with the AZZA Glitter paint.
I have been working on a Family heritage album and have used the products released this month with the Dallas stencil and was very happy with the page. For the title I used the AZZA large alphabet dies together with the ‘Sage’ alphabet dies for the smaller letters.
Some of you were disappointed when the Decoration stencil above was unavailable at the beginning of the month. Our shipment with the stencils arrived on Wednesday so they are back in the shop and ready to be ordered! This image is just beautiful on the page! The ‘orange segment’ side works well as paving on your decoration.
Another page by Nadia Martin featuring the texture stencil above and stamps from the Tropical stamp set. Once again, apologies, the embossing folder is not available.
To end a little taste of SPRING in Western Australia. A lovely page by Sue Talbot in New South Wales using the smaller 20 x 20cm Ajaccio stencil on the normal 30 x 30cm page.
Don’t forget to check out the Father’s Day specials running throughout the month in our ‘Sale’ section online.
The Cannes stencil comes with a tool stencil which will help you achieve lovely long lines of inking, chalking or pen work as seen in the layout below.
It is easy to match the numbers on your stencil to the numbers on your ‘tool’ stencil to see which section you need. Place your photos/papers onto your page then use your tool stencil for your inking, chalking or pen lines.
I used both papers, and the lovely Floral die and embossing folder released this month, for decoration on the page. The die can be used in so many ways. It looks beautiful on the page using only the outline, but can also be used keeping the ‘cut-outs’ in place. I cut the flower twice then used the ‘cut-outs’ from the patterned paper with a solid colour outline. This is a great way to incorporate the colours in the photos into your decoration.
The two new colours released this month are Orchid and Petunia. These tones are perfect for Heritage photos as seen below on a page created by Deb.
Deb has used the Bohemian Floral papers on an Orchid page. For her decoration she has used the same die set I used above, incorporating a stamped image from the Bohemian Floral Stamp set and, of course, the Resin dots in the same colour theme. Note how Deb has used her blending brushes to bring the page colour onto her patterned papers.
The Petunia coloured page can be seen below in a layout by Sue using the Cannes stencil, the patterned papers in the Petunia shades and the Bohemian texture stencil.
Christine Houbrechts used the Decoration side of the duo above on her page below.
Irene in Victoria used the Petunia page and papers for a little ‘Vintage’. Irene used the Mineral texture stencil on her page and finished it off with AZZA pearls and Sticker circles.
Heather Fields sent in this gorgeous page below and I just love the tones on the page. Heather used the little Dragon on the AZZA Magic stamp. There is a matching die set, so it is easy to pop onto the page. Heather has decorated her Dragon with alcohol pens and then matched the colours in her inking on the page. She has used the AZZA Geometric embossing folder on her papers, some inked and some not. This creates lovely texture on the page without adding another pattern. There is only one left in stock, so if you like the effect do be quick. You will find it in the ‘Last Chance’ section of the shop.
We have not seen a new release in albums for a while, so are very excited to see this beautiful ring binder album arrive with all the Florals this month. This pattern can be used with almost any themed album.
We continue to see lovely layouts created with the Barcelona set of stencils. Hilary created the page below using both the Architecture Die and stamp set.
Sandra in Queensland created the layout below following the online workshop that AZZA Europe posted on their Facebook page. The Architecture texture duo is lovely on the page.
Both sides of the Texture duo give a striking effect on the page. The page below by Scrap de Roz has to be one of my favourite Barcelona pages:
The layout above was created with the AZZA Cannes stencil and the layout below was created with the AZZA Bombay stencil.
The AZZA Competition for FIVE Olympic stencils has been extended to the end of the month as postage has been so slow due to the lockdowns around the country. You could still get an order in for your Barcelona stencil and submit your page using the Barcelona stencil and one other product released in July. All entries to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send them to your Consultant to be forwarded on.
The Olympic stencil is a special release and will not be for sale. Over forty ladies received a bonus stencil during the Olympic specials. I had this set of photos waiting to be scrapped and when I saw the Olympic stencil, I knew it was perfect. I managed to place my son and daughter in the Olympic Rings bringing the focus directly onto them in the surf and being able to cut away a lot of the sea. I finished off the page with the an AZZA Texture Stencil and Figures. The stamp used at the very top of the page to look like the surf is a lovely stamp set as it can be used in so many different ways.
The script stamp would go perfectly with the newly released Bohemian Floral papers as there is a little script within the design.
I saw this layout in Cyberspace and thought I would share it with you. The page was created with the AZZA Melbourne stencil. Decoration has been created using the same set of stamps shown above. Note how three of the stamps have been used together to create a little scene as a background for the Title. As you can see, a very versatile set of stamps. The little feather is an AZZA figure and the paper is from the AZZA Floral collection.
I’ll end with a wonderful, colourful layout – the Jardin Tropical de Monte Palace by Creativ’ann using the AZZA Kyoto stencil and Rising sun decoration products. Quite a work of art!
Note: The little tag can be cut off the lantern on the left and the image used as a Temple.
It is sad to see so much of the country back in lockdown.
If you LOVE Scrapbooking and have time on your hands, why don’t you enquire about joining the AZZA Consultant Team. We can facilitate online training.
We take pride in the fact that all our Consultants are trained to a high level of proficiency before they can teach our style and techniques. While this does involve time and commitment, an AZZA Consultant can confidently teach people eager to create their own AZZA pages.
We are passionate about what we do and love to share our style and wonderful range of products. If you live in an area where the is no Consultant, this is a great opportunity for you to learn all about AZZA and create a small business teaching your friends.
For more details please contact Hilary Hamilton: email@example.com
Due to the evolving, widespread COVID lockdowns in many states and regions and unprecedented volumes of parcels, postage is taking longer than normal. Please be patient, your parcel will arrive. We are doing our best to get orders out on the normal ‘Twice a Week’ schedule but postage across Australia has been longer than normal in most cases. If you have any queries about your order, please do not to hesitate to contact your Consultant or AZZA at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Olympics are well underway and Australia are doing well in the pool.
To celebrate AZZA has been giving away special edition Olympic stencils and we have 6 lucky winners so far in Australia. You will have been notified if you have one coming your way and the Order numbers are posted in Facebook.
To celebrate the wins in the pool, AZZA products along the WATER theme, decorations BLUE in colour, and the Waterlily and Water green have all be placed on special in the online shop, so do pop along and look in the SALE section.
More Olympic stencils will be on offer soon. Patricia Le Bellic created the beautiful page below with the Olympic stencil.
I have created a few pages with the Barcelona set. They are all about a family visit to Australia so I used some of the Australian products that AZZA have as part of their range on the first page. As you can see, I kept one photo complete.
I love this stamp and die set, often using it for my Title on the page, or for journalling. As you can see, it is great to use both with or without the stamped image.
Embossing folders are always handy to use to fill in spaces with texture but without becoming the focus on the page. This embossing folder is great with all Australian photos.
There is only ONE kangaroo die left, so get in quick if you need, want or just plain love him on the page!
My next page was also created with two of the Barcelona stencils and the lovely Architecture die that was released with them. It can be decorated in so many ways. I chose a little of the AZZA grey Satin ribbon and a few of the AZZA circle stickers on the page. The Architecture paper also went well with my page.
Note how the two stencils are overlapped in the centre so you only get the 5mm gap on the page.
The July Basket allows you to purchase some cord and Resin dots for you to have a go.
I also like to use the AZZA large Alphabet dies for the first letter of my Title on the page if it can take it. They are easily combined with the smaller AZZA Alphabet dies.
The last page to show you today was created with the AZZA Kyoto stencil. A lovely simple layout, following one of the samples in the Studio, keeping my three photos almost complete. If you like quick and easy on the page, this layout is for you.
The die used is from the Rising Sun decoration products.
The papers from the same theme, fitted perfectly with my photos.
Whilst on the subject of Kyoto and the Rising Sun products, do keep a look out during the Olympics for a few specials on these products together with the Sakuru and Fuji colours.
If you are in Queensland, in the Caloundra area please pop along and meet Anita and Heather at the Craft Alive show this weekend.
With all the negative news in the world today I thought we could look forward to the Olympics. AZZA has released a special Olympic stencil for the event and we will be running a competition in Australia during the month of July/August.
To enter as a client of AZZA, you need to create a page using the Barcelona stencil set released this month and at least one other new product released in the month of July. Forward your entries to your Consultant or to Deb Byrne at email@example.com
Entries need to be in by Sunday, 15th August. Results will be announced in the August newsletter.
Keep an eye on the online shop during the Olympics as AZZA Australia will be having flash sales and bonuses.
The Barcelona stencil released this month has been such fun to work with. There are FOUR stencils in the set, 15cm x 30cm each. A single stencil can be used on the page, just flipping it to get a mirror image as seen on the lovely page below.
Or you can use one stencil on half your page and keep your photos almost uncut on the other half as Christine Houbrechts has shown on the page below.
Two different stencils can be used on the page, matching up the curves to get a flowing image on the page as seen below, a page by Sue Talbot in NSW. Sue has used stamps from the Architecture range and the texture stencil.
With the new concept of the 15 x 30cm stencils AZZA also released new XL Accordion sheets in two colours.
Once again Christine created the beautiful page below using an Accordion sheet with two panels attached to the normal 30 x 30cm scrapping page, opening both left and right.
Note how Christine has overlapped the two edges in the centre so that you remain with a 5mm gap and NOT a 1cm gap. This also allows for a perfect circle in the centre.
I created the page below based on Christine’s page, but included more photos on the page. I did not add the large circle in the centre.
The layouts above open as shown in this photo. Below, I have used the XL Accordion sheet but have only attached ONE panel to the page.
These Accordion sheets are great to get your story on one page with lots of photos. Just remember they take a little planning as you need to check what is showing through from the back pages once the Accordion sheet is closed.
The AZZA double pages can also be used with the Barcelona set, as you can use 4 stencils across the double page. I loved this layout by Anne-Nathalie which also used the new Vellum papers released this month. She has used the Vellum paper with an embossing stencil.
Also released this month were products to create a mini album. As many of you know, I love making mini albums and often give them as gifts. If you purchase the punch, pages can be made to any size.
The album above is 15 x 30cm so that I could use the new Barcelona stencil set for the decoration. My album was based on an album Hilary created for the Consultant training session last month. As I said earlier, you can have such fun with this but is does take a little planning as you need to check what shows through on the back pages. Above you can see photos show through both above and to the right of my front page. My second and third page below to show you how I needed to make sure what was showing through was a decent image.
Below you can see a close up of my decoration using the Silicon stamp. The Silicon stamp allows you to flip your image on your page. I used the Swan stamp from the Frosty Lake stamp and die set. The decoration tells the story of the bridge which is over the Swan river in Perth.
The Silicon stamp pad comes in two sizes.
As you will see I also mixed the colours of the binding discs. The binding discs come in black and two colour combinations. Tip: When you receive your punch, do punch a few sheets of scrap paper to get rid of any grease that may mark your pages.
If you would like to put a mini album together before you purchase a punch and binding discs this month’s Mail Out will include 10 punched pages, 2 covers and 4 binding discs. It will also include papers from next month’s release to help you with your decoration. The lesson has a mini album layout you can follow, or you can use the decoration ideas with your own page design. Look for the Mini Album Mail Out next month or contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note how I have used my AZZA Alphabet dies to cut my heading out of a strip of paper. This is easiest done by placing the dies onto the strip of paper and sticking them down with a strip of re-positional tape so that they will not move when going through your cutting machine.
Mini albums can be made in any size and this 15cm x 15cm album is a great size if you don’t have many photos and it can be used with almost any AZZA stencil. Pick a stencil that has been sectioned into quarters and use the quarter of the stencil.
With Christmas not far away you need to think about what albums you would like to create – no I mean that, before you know it, it will be November and you will have run out of time! These would also be great little projects for the kids or grandchildren over the holidays. With the disc binding system pages can be added and moved about at any time.
Obviously the AZZA Card stencils and the AZZA Berlin Trio set would also be perfect for your 15 x 15 albums.
Another perfect size for an album is the Bombay stencil and cutting dies. I know many of you have them, so whip them out and create a mini album. Deb Byrne in Tassie created the one below. Deb has used one of our patterned plastic Album covers. Do go along to the shop and search for ‘Album covers’ and see the selection. Colours match the binding discs but there are a few clear options and these give you a sneak peek through to the first page of your album.
A beautiful mini album, thanks for sharing Valerie. Whilst on Bombay I am still loving the layouts I have seen. This is such an easy stencil to work with. I thought I would share a few with you for inspiration. The first a very simple but striking layout by Valerie. Valerie has used the Texture stencil on Vellum as par of her decorations, show in a close-up. Perfect as the Vellum can be stuck down under the strip of embossed paper across the top of it.
Two layouts following a layout in the Bombay Studio by Marina Gentil but look quite different on the page. Jocelyne Heyne created the layout above and Francine the one below, both European Consultants.
I loved the simplicity of this layout from Jocelyne. The little Trawler micro stamp is still one of my favourites, note how she has changed it to suit her photos.
Jocelyne also shared this one with us. Very easy if you have the cutting dies too.
Lastly, a few layouts with older stencils I thought were quite lovely on the page.
The first, once again by Jocelyne was created using the Kyoto stencil.
Christelle has added a small circular photo to the Mineral stencil layout. Lovely on the page, she has used the Rising Sun texture stencil on the page.
This page from Catherine Lang is so serene on the page. I love the colour combination. Stamps used from the Universe theme – a very versatile set of stamps, and the beautiful little bird from the Silhouette theme.
The next Scrap & Moi has been released in Australia and is now in the shop, available for purchase. This is a special edition so has a lot more pages and ideas and comes with the Micro stamp featured on the front page. If you will not use the French writing it is easy to cut it off the stamp and replace it with an English sentiment or just leave it clear. Note there are samples of mini albums in this edition too.
Thank you to all the ladies who shared their pages so I could pass them on for inspiration.
The beautiful tones of the new colours this month.
So many beautiful cards and layouts are popping up with the Barcelona stencil.
As with all AZZA stencils it can be used to create a layout with one photo or many.
Let’s begin with the single photo. Below Scrap de Ros has used the Cashmere texture stencil on her paper, Washi tape, small elements from the sticker sheet and of course two colours of the Resin dots. She has used the Cashmere dies, placing the ‘frilly’ paisley design onto the solid one.
Judy Sharp in Western Australia created a heritage page using the Caramel colours in both inks and paper. It is so easy to cut these shapes if you have the dies that match the stencil. Judy used the Wrought Iron texture stencil for her patterned background and Medieval paper, both lovely products and still available in the shop.
In the layout above the AZZA Relax texture stencil has been used together with Cashmere products for decoration.
Onto pages with two photos: A lovely page by Valerie using the Cashmere printed papers, stamps, dies, stickers and Resin dots.
Another lovely layout by Roz in Europe. Roz has used the Bombay die and the Relax dies released last month. The Vellum paper with a dot pattern is a sneak peek at product to be released next month.
June Mail out was all about the Relax dies. Ladies received one of the dies and a lesson with ideas on how to use it on the page. Below, a page using the Relax die and the AZZA Kyoto stencil. The dies are perfect for giving your paper shape some character as they are ‘window’ dies.
Whilst with the Kyoto stencil, I found this beautiful page using the Cashmere embossing folder on the page. The die cuts used are from the 20th Anniversary birthday box set.
Onto three photos on the page:
I do love this page, simple but striking. With the layout below you almost do not recognise the Bombay stencil at first.
Below, a layout by Susan Salvair in Western Australia, showing how journalling can be placed on the page. Susan used the Cashmere texture stamp on the paper above the journalling, but used the WOW or Versamark ink so that it did not detract from the message.
Then moving on to the other end of the scale, here is a lovely set of pages using the smallest square shape as a window on two pages, and then a single flip page on the back page.
A note on the Cashmere dies and stamps. You will notice there is no Stamp and Die basket this month as the dies and stamps do not match as usual. You can use some of the stamps on the solid paisley shapes, but with this release the stamps also match the figures on the sheet. You can also use two dies to create a simple paisley outline.
Below a few samples by Hilary Hamilton in Victoria showing how the stamps match the figures.
And fun with the Flower shaped stamps:
I have also been enjoying the layouts with the TOP TEN Collector stencils. It should encourage those of you that already have these stencils to dig them out and use them again.
When I am scrapping I try to use as many of my stencils in the album as possible, so do go back and use the older ones too.
Here are a few layouts from older stencils I thought I would show you.
Judy used the AZZA Zurich stencil with the Materials and Texture embossing folder and ‘School’ patterned paper.
Using a single photo and the AZZA Verlaine stencil a layout by idscrap in Europe. The die cut ‘Heart’ is still available in the online shop.
Three more layouts by Susan Salvair showing how to get journalling onto your page. The first layout is using the AZZA Fiji stencil. There are now only a few of these left in Europe so they will soon be out of stock. Susan’s second layout shows the AZZA style on the page without using a stencil.
Susan has used the Materials and Texture decoration stencil on the page below.
Another way to get the information onto your page is taking photos of the information boards as seen on Susan’s layout below. Susan used the AZZA Sofia Lima stencil for this layout.
And cascade on the Dallas page:
To end a few cards from Carole Bondue in Europe.
Below and top right are cards created using the new AZZA Mini Collection sets:
Hopefully that gives you some inspiration to play with both old and new stencils over the coming weeks.
This month is all about Bombay and Cashmere and the release of two new colours: Caramel and Vanilla, colours to warm us up this first month of winter.
The Studio is a perfect place to start if you want a few pages in the new colours, the stencil, Sketch sheet, papers and a sample booklet with ideas.
This beautifully serene page below by Jill Attrill in Victoria won the Consultant competition last month.
This colourful page by Heather Fields in Queensland uses the Cashmere stamp perfectly. What a lovely colour combination on the page.
And a simple page to show you that you don’t need to use all the curves, by Christine Houbrechts in Belgium. Christine has used the white Glitter paint through the Cashmere texture stencil for the images on her paper.
Double pages are also available in Vanilla and Caramel. Below a double page I created with the new products. I cut the front page following the stencil outline and moved the stencil across on the back page to show the line of inking.
I placed the die cut on the left on both the front and back page to match.
This stencil is also designed to create a cascade of photos on your page, so if you would like to give this a go, purchase the Focus booklet and a set of pre-cut pages to begin with. Instructions are in the booklet to create more.
Below a lovely page by Fiona McKay in Western Australia. Fi showcases the Cashmere products beautifully.
To highlight the design of the embossing folder, Fi lightly ran white ink over her paper once embossed.
And just in case you think Paisley is old fashioned, it seems it is very much ‘in’ again, so perfect timing on our behalf!! We see AZZA in all sorts of places!!
Lovely decoration by Sophie using the die cuts, the stamp, Glitter paint, Resin dot and AZZA cord.
On this page you can see Sophie has used the larger ‘square’ on the stencil for her cascade.
AZZA has released a set of three dies to match the stencil. Note: for the larger size you do need an A4 die cutting machine. This makes cutting your shapes easy!
You can also create your own little accordion sheet as seen below, again by Sophie. Thanks so much for giving us this idea.
Pascale shared with us endless ideas on how to use all the decoration products:
Lastly, a few card samples for you I found on Pinterest. I like to be able to credit the person who has created these so if you know, please let me know and I can add their name.
You can have so much fun cutting your own cards, the dies make it so easy. These cards have been made with the new AZZA mini collections. The first card has been cut with a fold down the right-hand side, the second is just the larger square cut and folded in half.
How cute is this little card created with the AZZA Mini Collection: Bearcubs
An apology to the AZZA Clients in Australia that have been waiting on their orders, mainly for the Top Ten Collector Collection. Our shipment has finally arrived in Australia, we have paid the duty and it is scheduled to arrive on Thursday. All backorders will be packed over the weekend and shipped on Monday. Once again, apologies but the delay was beyond our control.
AZZA are moving older stock and over stocked items, do pop along to the shop and see what has been posted.
If you are a Card Maker, all cards have been marked down, but remember they do not come with envelopes. These cards can be used on a scrapping page with photos or journalling inside as seen below on a page by Mimouscrap. She has used the AZZA Promenade Scrap kit for her layout.
A big range of large stamp sets have been marked down to $20.00. Although old stock, the themes are timeless. Dare I show you the ‘Cruising’ one …..
There are also a few Die and stamp sets. These are great as there is no ‘fussy’ cutting to be done, it is all done for you!
Only two of these sets left, they are lovely on the page:
Looking ahead to Christmas, this little set is perfect for on the page and cards – only $8.00.
If you purchase a full Christmas card box set it will be ready for you to begin your cards in the next few months.
Whilst thinking of Christmas – these little kits would make great gifts too – not bad for $25.00 and under. The booklet in the Theme kits do have English in the instructions.
The Delicacies theme kit above would be a great gift for the Grandies – great fun could be had with the Cup Cake decorations and the stamps. I use the strawberries on the stamps often too.
Or you can purchase the Christmas products all together in one kit for only $75.00.
AZZA patterned papers are also on sale, now is the time to add to your collection. Why not share a pack with a friend.
Silent night is a lovely pack, the musical side can be used on any occasion. Paper packs have been reduced to $8.00 and $5.00.
The music notes at the bottom of the Decorative Deo is beautiful on the page.
The Vintage Texture Duo has also been reduced, one of my favourite Texture stencils:
The ‘Keys’ would be perfect for any coming of age page.
Most A4 Sketch Sheets have been reduced to around $1.00. These are perfect for quick decoration on your page. All you have to do is cut out the image then dolly it up with paper, cord, pearls, etc.
AZZA Mirage stencil features in the new TOP TEN released this month. Sets of pre-cut page kits are on sale from when the Mirage stencil was first released.
You can have so much fun with these and get quite a few more photos onto your page.
Some of the Tribal Indian products used on this page are also on sale.
Grab a cup of coffee and spend a while scrolling though the sale, I’m sure you will find something to put into your shopping basket.
The AZZA 20 Year Collector Case has been released this month as part of the celebrations. I have had so many enquiries about the ‘Around the World’ stencil over the years so I know many of you will be very happy to see it as part of this collection.
The book released with the collection (146 pages) will take you through the history of AZZA and will give the stencils an updated look – not that any of the stencils go out of date, they have been used with newly released product.
I do hope this will encourage those of you that have these stencils to get them out and begin to use them again. If you have the stencils, the book is available for purchase on its own.
Many of you will remember the Parfums du Sud: I still use my water bottle that came as a gift!
My double page created with the Provence stencil:
A few more pages shared by AZZA Europe:
Lovely layout above by Sabine Lebrun above and Yvette below. Yvette has used one of my favourite little fishing stamps.
The stamp is part of a special bundle on sale at the moment.
The BE AZZA – CHANTE has always been one of my favourites. Below is a layout I did many years ago for my nephew’s wedding. I love using the large oval for the photo that tells the story of the page. It can be used for either a portrait or landscape photo.
The outline of the stencil does not have to be used on the page as seen on the page below by Mimouscrap.
The Lavender Reportage Ring binder album that was included in the box is still available for sale:
AZZA Mirage stencil was part of a duo release.
A Pre-cut set of pages were released with the Stencil duo above, these are still available for purchase. They are on sale at the moment.
Rachel Timms, AZZA Consultant in Brisbane, created the page below using the stencil with the pre-cut pages.
If you like the Tribal Indian themed products a Tribal Indian Theme pack is available.
I don’t have to introduce you to this one. It has been sought after for years:
Around the World – Celebrating AZZA’s 15th Year Anniversary
The Large stamp set used above is available in the AZZA online shop and remains one of my favourite for travel pages.
AZZA Venus is the next stencil to showcase; Mars-Venus was the Stencil Duo released.
I always loved this double vertical framed layout created with the stencil. What a beautiful gift it would make.
Use one oval as Nathalie has above or two as shown on this double page by Filomina below.
Or no ovals at all, only decoration as Sabine has done below on this double page.
AZZA Toronto was the first AZZA stencil to be sold with a ‘Tool’ stencil. These tool stencils as we were to find out, were perfect to get continuous lines of decoration in inks, chalks or with pens.
This lovely layout above by Filo shows the smaller oval within the larger oval shape. Filo has used some of the Tribal Indian products shown above for her decorations on the page.
Below a completely different layout with the same stencil by Isascrap.
The layout below shows the long chalking or inking lines that can be achieved by using the tool stencil.
The next stencil in the set – Marshmallow II. This set was designed as a 30 x 60 stencil and, when placed together, a design right across the double page can be achieved. This can also be achieved with one stencil merely by flipping it over on the opposite page.
Another lovely layout by Rachel Timms showing the Marshmallow stencil used on a single page.
Bilboa-Macau is another of the AZZA stencils that feature often in my own albums. Here it is highlighted with a little taste of Africa.
Filomena created the page above with Macau. I created the page below using sand as part of the decoration. Note how I have used two colours of sand and embedded the little Giraffe figures into the sand. If you would like to work with AZZA sand on your page do ask your Consultant about a lesson.
The AZZA online shop has an amazing selection of sand with a few new colours added recently. All are matt except for a Black and Bronze which are available in the ‘Glittering’ range.
The circle can also be used as a window through to the back page of a double layout as seen below on the double page by Sophie.
And another lovely layout by Sylvie.
Istanbul of PARIS-ISTANBUL duo has to be one of my all time favourites. My clients know it is my ‘go to’ if we are struggling with a set of photos. It works well with the smaller pages and even the 20 x 20 Mini albums. If you have bought the new AZZA Desk Album, it would be perfect for that too.
I think this was the first AZZA stencil I worked with so I was pleased to see it included in the set. For first time Scrappers, it is the ideal stencil to work with. In the layout below I have used the circle as a window through to the back page.
The circle in the stencil has not been used on the page above. Ladies often forget to look at using the stencil without the circle. If you do use the circle in your layout, that is the photo that will set the story for your page.
The stencil is great for a simple page, or to get a lot of photos onto your page.
It can easily be used as a double page too.
Lastly ROME-TOKYO. This stencil is lovely on a single page but can easily be used on a double page to get the larger circles across the 60cm width.
Use both little circles as a bold statement on the page.
Or use them to blend in with the background:
Use them for photos or journalling:
Or don’t use them at all:
In this layout Floscrap has cut two large circles using the stencil, then she has folded them in half and stuck them onto a 30 x 30 page. Note the green ribbon in the centre keeping the circles closed. Below you can see the full layout once the circles are open.
Now for a quick look at some of the layouts that have been shared with the release of the Collectors Case.
Thank you Honorine – Wow you have been busy and the pages are beautiful.
Honorine has used the lovely Family embossing folder for her paper.
Honorine has used the set of AZZA dies below. There is only one set left in the AZZA online shop so if you have been thinking about purchasing it, do get in quick as they are no longer available in Belgium.
To end with, a little challenge from Christine Houbrechts using the ‘Around the World’ stencil on multiple pages. Christine has used the new seasonal patterned papers’ Farm’ on her page.
And the back of the pages:
The Collector Case has been very popular so I hope you will find great inspiration from the pages I have shared with you. If you have not bought the Case, I do hope you will want to haul out your older stencils and create some beautiful pages with them.
Each week in the AZZA online shop you will find new specials so don’t forget to pop in and take a look – under the heading ‘SALE’ in the drop down menu.