As our friends in the Northern Hemisphere enjoy the snow beginning to fall our temperatures continue to rise for a lovely, warm Christmas. Besides looking for recipes of dishes to make over the Christmas period I have also been looking at the beautiful layouts that have been created with the Christmas release of the Celestial stencil and the Christmas products.
As your table will look like the one above by now, all your cards ready to be posted (me smiling – no emojis here), I thought I would now concentrate on Christmas itself and what you can do with your AZZA products.
Below is what Fi McKay’s table looked like – Fiona is our Western Australian Team Leader and these are the cards she made for her customers. As you can see Fi has used products that have just been released for Christmas but has also used products that were released last year and are still available in the AZZA online shop. They really are beautiful.
I couldn’t help but begin with this lively, colourful page by
Fabienne Curet, using the Celestial stencil. Note how the red and yellow papers have been inked to create different tones, I think this blends the bright colour of the papers in with the page.
The following two pages have kept all three photos relatively uncut. I know this stencil looks very busy, but these pages show you don’t need to cut your photos into the star shape.
On both these pages the star shape has been kept for decoration.
AZZA Embossing stencils have been used on all the pages above. Note how inking and use of gel pens can enhance the embossed image.
These AZZA Embossing folders are very reasonably priced at AU$12.00. If you have signed up to the AZZA Mail Out Series, you will have received the Christmas Star Embossing stencil this month. I am sure you will have been amazed at just how much you can do with an Embossing stencil. Fiona gave you a lot of ideas to play with when you next scrap. This stencil lends itself to AZZA Pearls on the ‘dots’ or use the AZZA Pearl pens you may have purchased last year.
The AZZA Mail Out is sent out each month with both product and instructions on the many ways the AZZA product included can be used. The Mail Out costs AU$20.00 – for our ladies in New Zealand AU$26.00, and is a great help if you do not have a Consultant near you, or cannot get to class. You will learn the many different ways to decorate your pages the AZZA way. If you would like to sign up, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no ‘lock in’ for the Mail Out, you can opt in or out at any time. If you are a group of ladies that get together and scrap, why not share the Mail Out and get creative with the product you receive each month, you can take it in turns to pay for the Mail Out but share it during class get-togethers. A few of our Consultants run classes for ladies who receive the Mail Out which is a great idea as you get to use the products right away, with the guidance of the information you have received and from a Consultant. Some Consultants allow ladies to attend a class to see what the Mail Out is all about, so if you are interested please get in touch with your Consultant
As you can see, the AZZA Gold paper looks good embossed with either of the embossing stencils …. and yes, the Celestial stencil was used for the page above.
On the page above the AZZA Texture stencil has been used to finish off the page together with the AZZA Cutting Die: Windows/Christmas Star. The tips of the larger cut-out Star have been decorated with the new AZZA Foils and stamps.
You can also create your own Christmas labels with this Window die, lovely samples by Virginie Spicher, Europe. Whatever colour card you place behind the ‘Window’ cut-out will shine through.
Christine’s page above once again shows how a page can be kept simple.
The page above has used the lovely AZZA Silent Night stamp with a music theme, showing that it can be used throughout the year, not just with your Christmas photos.
This lovely page was created by our Consultant Jennie in Townsville on an AZZA Dolphin Grey page. The smaller stars have been embossed with the WOW Clear ink and glitter and have light and dark blue pearls in the middle. The larger full star has one side embossed and has been stamped from the Christmas range on the other.
Jennie is holding an AZZA Experience Weekend 2nd/3rd February: If you are interested do get in touch: https://www.facebook.com/events/281548825826349/
If you only have a single photo to place on the page:
Below, a double layout with the AZZA Celestial stencil and a Safari theme by Nadine Gilbert. She has used the Christmas texture stencil for her decorations.
Lastly, the latest video from Dominique on a page created with the Celestial stencil:
Now don’t forget the product you bought last year. You can still have fun with them. This bauble below I just loved – it has been made with a combination on the new AZZA Silent night dies and the AZZA Christmas stamp/die set from last year.
While I am chatting about last year’s AZZA Christmas products – I found this AMAZING XXL Christmas card by Audrey Vast using all the products together. What a festive little scene.
Audrey used the AZZA Card stencil from last year, AZZA Gold paper which she has embossed, the lovely AZZA stamp and die set Father Christmas which is still available and of course the Alcohol pens to finish off the stamps.
To end with – I thought I would show you some table decorations you may want to create for those get-togethers over the Christmas holiday. Christine Ronsin has a beautiful collection of ideas above using the AZZA Christmas products. Even just the coloured stars lying on the table look lovely.
If you have purchased the AZZA Cutting Dies: Gift Bow set, get cutting for your Christmas creations.
Don’t forget that Lantern Die you have, to be used on ALL occasions!
Herewith the information on more AZZA Experience Weekends being held to celebrate our 10th Year in Australia. This is your opportunity to learn the techniques behind the style, or advance your skills.
Bribe Island. 22nd February – 24th February or you can stay an extra day – 25th February. Contact your Consultant or Anita at Anita.email@example.com for more information.
AZZA Scrapping Townsville: Jenni Banks. 2nd/3rd February at Weir State school.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to book.
AZZA Tasmania are holding 3 x ‘Day’ events, please get in touch with your Consultant or Deb Byrne: email@example.com to find out more information.
Unfortunately our Western Australia Weekend Away is fully booked.
AZZA GIFT VOUCHERS
If you have run out of ideas for a friend, or your husband or partner has not come up with anything on your Christmas ‘Wish list’ yet, remember that you can purchase an AZZA Gift Voucher. Pop along to the online shop or contact your Consultant. Please remember that these vouchers will only be redeemable in the new year: 7th January. These vouchers can be redeemed against product or classes.
Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS from Perth, Australia.