With Christmas only a month away I am sure many of you have projects you want to complete to place under the Christmas tree for ‘loved ones’. A gift of an album, bound book or Accordion album are all priceless as the person knows just how much work/love has gone into the making of the gift. (Hopefully)!!
Our Christmas range is due out next week and is beautiful, all products will be available to order in Australia from the 1st December. Here are a few examples of cards made with the Christmas theme from the AZZA Swiss page:
The ‘wreath’ you see on the cards is an AZZA Cutting Die, the elves are part of the Christmas theme kit of stamps and cutting dies.
AZZA Cutting Die ‘CHRISTMAS WREATH’: DIE 073 – $38.00
Another new AZZA Cutting Die used on the cards is our AZZA ‘GIFT TAGS’ set.
AZZA Cutting Die ‘GIFT TAGS’: Die 077 – $25.00
These little guys look so cute whatever colour they are!!
The ‘cut-out’ on the card above is also an AZZA Cutting Die: ‘Winter Windows’
These are used together with the AZZA ‘Lantern’ Cutting Die which is great for Christmas decorations.
AZZA Cutting Die ‘LANTERN’: Die051 – $75.00
A beautiful example from ID Scrap whose work I share so often:
If you received the special edition of the Scrap & Moi last year you will have this little stamp of Santa already.
The finished size of the lantern is 8cm x 14cm.
Lanterns can also be made for Halloween as seen by these samples shared on ‘Cartes et scrap couleur lavande’ on Facebook.
…. and a lovely ‘off the page’ idea for the Cutting Die ‘Gift Tags’.
I will send out a blog with more about the Christmas Theme and the new stencil available next week.
This Blog I would like to give a ‘shout out’ to all our New South Wales Consultants here in Australia.
Barbara Brown lives is Dubbo and is slowly building up classes in Orange and hopefully Bathurst. If you are in the area and would like to find out more about her classes, please pop along to Barb’s Details and get in touch with her.
Denise Harris lives in Lake Cathie, New South Wales and has been a Consultant for many years. Denise holds classes at home and in Newcastle. She is always willing to travel to hold classes if there is an interest. If you are in her area and would like to find out more about her classes, please pop along to Denise’s Details and get in touch with her.
Lynette Garrett-Preston lives in Woodberry not too far from Denise. You may have met her at one of the shows. Lynette is also happy to travel within a one hour radius to hold a class for you and your friends, she is also happy to do one-on-one classes depending on the location. You can find Lynette’s details at: Lynette’s Details
Marie Smith is a our Consultant in Blaxland, New South Wales. She is looking to increase her classes in the area. If you are interested in finding out more about AZZA, please pop along to Marie’s Details
Pauline Cartwright is our only Consultant in ACT, Australia, she lives in Oxley. She has been holding classes for many years. She holds classes twice a month in Oxley. You can find her details at: Pauline’s Details
Here is a page from Pauline, she has used the Orion stencil and one of AZZA’s lovely Australian Cutting Dies: Gum Leaves. Note how she has given her ‘gum leaves’ character once they were cut.
AZZA Cutting Die ‘GUM LEAVES’: Die 6101 – $15.00
One of my favourite AZZA Cutting Dies is the ‘Square Scroll Frames’, there are 3 different sizes in the set.
Here is a page I had a bit of fun with. I used the new ‘Objective’ Stencil and the new ‘Tropical’ Decoration stencil. I am sure many of you have the figures I have used which were from the older ‘Cocktail’ theme.
Note how I have used TWO frames mounted together to tie the colours together. This creates a great effect.
Sue Talbot created a similar page in class using the Objective stencil and a double frame.
The frame can highlight decorations, a photo or a title. Below I have used stamped images, one of which I have made 3D for texture on the page.
And don’t forget you can rotate your frame too.
When cutting out your frame you are left with a nice square and another form of a frame, these can be used on the same or another page.
The next page I created using the new ‘Evasion’ Stencil. I have used the decoration stencils that come with the ‘Souvenir’ kit, they are beautiful.
I have also incorporated a wooden frame – AZZA has a few different types and a new wooden frame will be coming out next month to match the new stencil.
These wooden frames are a great buy, they are only $13.00 and look how many frames you get. You will find them under ‘Decorating Products’ on the website. Again, they can be used with a photo, title or decoration in them.
Another page I created with the Evasion stencil, this time using the AZZA ‘Photography’ stamps and die cuts.
Note how I have chalked the light brown paper to tone it in with the red paper and photos I have used. I used red paper for one of the decorations and white for the other, just to keep a balance. As you can see, this stamp can be used to place a title on the page or for a bit of journalling. I love these stamps and cutting dies as they can be used with any theme on a page.
Below is a beautiful page created by Deb Byrne, our Tassie Consultant using the Evasion stencil.
Deb also created two pages using the new AZZA ‘Souvenir’ Scrap Kit:
Look how different the two pages look.
Deb has used stamps from the ‘Holiday Club’ and ‘Sea and Boat’ theme:
These little Micro stamps are very reasonably priced at $9.90.
I also created a page with the ‘Souvenir’ AZZA Scrap Kit:
What I have tried to show here is how you can keep your photos large on the page if you wish. Ladies often look at the stencil and say ‘My photos won’t fit’, so in both the Objective layout above and this one I kept the photos almost at the 6 x 4 size, not cutting too much off. Always place you photos behind the stencil when you are deciding and see how many of the ‘gaps’ you have to use to keep your photos larger.
Below is a layout by Sabine Lebrun, using the Mauritius stencil. I wanted to show how she has kept her photos large on the page and finished off the shapes with decoration.
Below a page using the AZZA Aqua stencil keeping the photos larger.
Two pages below using the AZZA Bilbao-Macau stencil keeping the photos large.
Two photos below created by scraptoutdoubs.com using the AZZA Orion stencil, keeping the photos large:
Beautiful page by Floscrap using the AZZA Scrap Kit ‘Travel Book’ keeping her photos large.
Below a page using the AZZA Objective stencil keeping the photos large.
To end, a layout with an older stencil and a layout not needing a stencil at all.
Chantalouscrap posted this beautiful layout using the older AZZA Sofia-Lima stencil, sadly no longer available. Do pull yours out and enjoy it again.
Mimouscrap provides out last layout using no stencil but AZZA decoration.
If you are new to AZZA or need some inspiration or just want to work with the product to see how you like it, please get hold of one of our Consultants and pop along to a class. They are fun as you are scrapping with a group and there is always lots of laughter.
Liz Young created this layout in class this week using the AZZA Orion stencil and the ‘Tree and Leaves’ cutting die. Note how the decoration was cut from two different colours of paper to bring some interest and balance to the page. The lighter paper was then inked with the green to tone it down and the green inked with a lighter colour.
To leave on a funny note, my Cuttlebug was sitting on my kitchen counter at home as I was clearing the table and a friend of my daughter asked her if it was my pasta machine!!
Happy scrapping’ ….. and I will bring you our Christmas range next week.