National Scrapbook Day

Each year on the first Saturday in May, National Scrapbook Day invites the country to bring their talents together to celebrate the art of scrapbooking.

Scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century when photos and clippings were pasted into black or brown bound books as keepsakes.

These samples are from 1938 and 1955 in Rhodesia, Africa. My husband’s Grandfather was an excellent marksman and represented the country. The second is of my Mother-in-law long before she was married.

Nowadays there are many different styles, but with AZZA we continue to keep the focus on the photos and not the decoration. The decoration must always complement the photos and not be the focus on the page.

To celebrate National Scrapbook Day, all orders placed in our online shop will receive a gift pack of AZZA products and a booklet with ideas on how to use the product received.

The latest Kyoto stencil has been very popular and here are a few more layouts for inspiration.

AZZA Europe

I love the colours on the page above. These papers have not yet been released in Australia but I wanted to show you how the flowers in the die from the AZZA 20th Birthday box can be coloured to suit the photos. I am sure you will remember the AZZA Humming bird.

Sue Talbot had the same idea for her decoration below. The flower can be coloured with inks or you can cut the shape in both colours and overlay the flower in the colour you would like to use. Sue finished off her flower with a Resin dot.

Sue Talbot – NSW
Morgane Sire – AZZA Europe

Morgane created the page above with the AZZA 20th Birthday stencil Charleston and has used ink on her Flower decoration.

Scrap de roz – AZZA Europe

A lovely pink and blue layout from Scrap de roz using the new paper/page colour with the Kyoto stencil and the Rising Sun decorating products.

Anita Bricaud – AZZA Europe

Anita has used the new colour tones with her layout above. She has also combined new and old AZZA Japanese themed products. Many of you will recognise the lovely Cherry tree branch stamp.

Christine Houbrechts – Belgium

Christine has used the new Rising Sun decorations products with the AZZA Boston stencil above. A close-up of the decoration below so you can see the detail.

Decorations by Christine Caparros – Europe

A big THANK YOU to Christine who prepared these little samples of decorations created with the Rising Sun products to give us all inspiration on how they can be used.

Valerie G – AZZA Europe

A lovely card by Valerie using the products released this month.

The latest issue of Scrap & Moi arrived in Australia this week and subscriptions have been posted out. If you entered the Scrap & Moi Texture competition, your gift will be on the way.

Please be patient with some products being on backorder. Supply routes to Belgium have been affected by both the new surge of COVID across the globe and the blockage in the Suez Canal. This in turn affects our delivery dates. If an item goes on backorder, it will be posted out to you as soon as it arrives on our shores.

Don’t forget – a little something will be added to all orders placed tomorrow,

National Scrapbook Day.

Happy Scrappin’


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