Burano, Sage and Pearl Grey


Burano is an island in the Northern Venetian Lagoon. It is well known for its brightly coloured houses and beautiful lace. It is the lace designs you will see in the decoration products released this month.

Burano lace
Decoration by Stamp Around.me – Europe

Note the NEW patterns on the Classic patterned papers:


These products can be used throughout the year and with almost any theme.

With the layout below I wanted to show you how the straight lines in the stencil can be used. As all the lines were straight I used the AZZA Sewn square dies for the decoration. The texture stencil and patterned paper I have used is from the Alpes-Maritimes theme released last month.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

This stencil has both the straight lines and beautiful curves. The tool stencil that comes with the duo allows for lovely long lines of chalking, inking or pen work. In the layout below by Rachel Timms, Queensland, you can see the uninterrupted lines either side of her photos/papers. Rachel has used the new AZZA Squares dies together with the Lace sketch sheet. Note they are different to the Sewn squares shown above.

Rachel Timms – Queensland

The great thing about these dies is that you can use them as a set or just a few together to get a lovely narrow frame, or you can use a single die to get the exact size square required.

A tip to store your cut square or circles I saw on Facebook. Sorry can’t remember who posted it, but THANK YOU.

Honorine has created two beautiful pages below showcasing the lovely curves on the stencil and the Lace decoration products.

Honorine Loizeau – Europe

I also used one of the figures from the sheet above on my page below. I have showcased the Lace die and the texture stencil. This month AZZA has released Resin dots, ribbons and cord in the new colours. I have used the new Pearl Grey ribbon with a smaller AZZA satin ribbon behind the figure. I have tried to bring out the pink in the centre of the flowers on my layout with the pink mount for my decoration, inks on my die cut strip and pink Resin dots. The page is the new Sage colour and I have used the new Sage ink with the Lace texture stencil on my Pearl Grey double sided paper. When you use products from the same theme, the tones are already a great match. I used the Pearl Grey ink in the areas where I needed shading, but kept it plain as the photos and paper were already quite busy.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

Our ladies who subscribe to the monthly Mail Out will receive a selection of the Spruce and Pearl Grey Resin dots, ribbon, cord, Lace patterned and double sided paper and a Sketch sheet. The lesson will show you how to use them for decoration on the page.


There are THREE new colours in the AZZA Cord range: Pearl Grey, Copper and Petrol.

Patricia Le Bellec – Europe

Patricia shows how beautifully the Sketch sheet image, embossed second circle, Figure backed with the Spruce double-sided paper, Spruce satin ribbon and Resin dots work well together to create a decoration on the page.

Stempelbeine – Europe

A striking page by Stempelbeine in Europe using the Burano stencil and the Lace texture stencil.


She also created the page below using the Lace texture duo, patterned paper, sketch sheet and small figures. Note how she has used her Dymo label maker for a title, mounted it on a strip of the 15mm Pearl Grey ribbon and completed it with a small Lace figure and a Resin dot.


The lovely new transparent discs and Marble covers have now arrived from Europe so the Opio Album Basket is available to order from today.

A lovely page by Yvette Jouetre in Europe using the punches pages shown above and the Opio 25 x 25 stencil.

Yvette Jouetre – Europe

The page below created by Christine Ronsin shows a lovely simple layout using the Opio stencil. She has used the Alpes-Maritimes texture stencil and embossed the AZZA large alphabet letters with the Alpes-Maritimes embossing folder. She has added iZink Glitter paint to give the letters a little more texture.

Christine Ronsin – Europe

Christine also had fun on her page below created using Burano/Lace themed products.

Christine Ronsin – Europe

A close-up look at her decorations using the Pearl Grey cord, figures which she has coloured, stamped images and Resin dots.

Christine Ronsin
Christine Ronsin

That should be enough to get you to pop along to the shop and see all that is NEW.

I will leave you with a link to Dominique showing you a layout with the new products.

Happy Scrappin ‘


AZZA lantern die cut in the new SAGE coloured page. Completed with AZZA iZink Glitter paint.
Created by Stamp-around.me in Europe.
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Happy New Year

We are three weeks into the new year and here I am wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Never too late! Let us hope that this year we will be able to travel and meet up with family for celebrations so that we will have wonderful days to keep a memory of in our albums.

Our last release of 2021 was Los Angeles stencil and the star products. We have seen some lovely layouts with these products.

Michelle Pirron – Europe

Michelle created this lovely page using the Los Angeles stencil and the star themed products. Michelle has used the AZZA Texture paste with the texture stencil. I do like the stars in various colours with one of them embossed with the star embossing folder.

Ruth Lawrence, our very own Consultant in Victoria created these two pages below. Ruth has used the AZZA Scrap PLUS kit: Travel for her decorations and the lovely little AZZA hedgehogs from the AZZA Autumn range. Is is great to see two pages with the same layout, different photos/papers and decorations.

Ruth Lawrence – Victoria
Ruth Lawrence, Victoria

Ruth also created the page below with the Los Angeles stencil showing a completely different layout on the page.

Ruth Lawrence, Victoria

This lovely multi-page layout below was created by Claudine Blanc in Europe.

Claudine Blanc – Europe.
Scrapfrancine – Europe

On the layout above, Francine has not cut too much off the photos. Note how she has only embossed the ends of the paper strips, a lovely idea. We seem to forget we don’t have to emboss the whole shape. Francine also created this double-page below:

Lastly, a page welcoming in the new year by Stempelbiene in Europe using the lovely AZZA Large number cutting dies.

This month we see the release of the new AZZA Scrap kit, and Scrap kit PLUS: Botanical.


A beautiful page by Jill Attrill in Victoria using the products in the basket above.

This stencil was used at the annual AZZA Consultant conference last year and some beautiful pages were produced. Christine Caparros and Christine Houbrechts walked us through two beautiful page layouts working with these products.

Christine Caparros – Europe.

The Consultants in Australia followed Christine’s instructions and it is great to see the pages produced showing just how different they look using different papers and colour tones. The Consultants used their own photos.

Rachel Timms – QLD

Note the two colour tones in the inking, this brings the colours on the page together.

Anita Day – QLD
Sue Toogood – QLD
Jill Attrill – Victoria
Ruth Lawrence – Victoria

Christine Houbrechts created the page below for the Consultants to work on. The Consultants show how one layout can be used to suit all photos.

Christine Houbrechts – Belgium
Fiona McKay – Western Australia
Jennie Banks – QLD
Ruth Lawrence – Victoria
Sue Talbot – NSW

A lovely set of multi-pages using the Botanical stencil created by Michelle Pirron in Europe.

Michelle Pirron – Europe.

A second set of multi-pages I thought I would show you as I do like the flap to keep it closed using the ‘0’ from the large number dies. Apologies I cannot find the creator, but will keep looking.

AZZA – Europe

Products used for decoration are from the AZZA On the Beach theme. The texture stencil is beautiful on the page.


Also released this month was a 25 x 25 stencil: Opio. AZZA Europe used this stencil at their conference towards the end of the year.

A 25 x 25 stencil is very versatile as it is easily used on a 30 x 30 page too. A 25 x 25 page can also be used as a front page to a 30 x 30 page, allowing for more photos to be included in the multi-page layout.


This stencil had been incorporated into a basket for the month but unfortunately not all the products arrived from Europe. A basket without the covers will be placed in the shop so it can be available to purchase. The punched page set is also available to purchase from today. This basket is perfect if you have a special project you want to create. The pages are already punched to create the album that uses the AZZA Binding discs. Note: there a limited amount of this set of pages.


The 25 x 25 albums are a great size to use if you want to create a gift or a project of your own where you don’t have too many photos. I have just created two 60th albums as gifts for friends. One was photos from a weekend away and the other photos from a 60th party – so not really enough photos to fill a 30 x 30 album. The AZZA A4 pages, stencils and MDF album covers are also good for these types of gifts.

Rachel Timms – QLD

This beautiful layout above was created by Rachel, an AZZA Consultant in Queensland. Rachel has used the Alpes-Maritimes embossing folder on her papers and decoration from the Botanical Scrap kit Plus.

Christine Ronsin – Europe

Christine used the same embossing folder on the page above and a stamp from the large stamp set, Alpes Maritimes. She also created this lovely multi-page layout below using the Opio stencil and Alpes Maritimes paper and texture stencil.

Christine Ronsin – Europe

Christine Caparros shows how lovely the Alpes-Maritimes large stamp set looks on the page.

Christine Caparros – Europe
Christine Ronsin – Europe

Christine Ronsin shows how the stamped image of the yacht together with the Alpes Maritimes texture stencil go together to create a little scene on the page. This shape is perfect for a title to a page as seen below.


This Floral stamp has been released with Botanicals but it matches the AZZA Floral die which was stocked previously. If you have the die, you may want to purchase this stamp as they go together beautifully on the page.

RJ2S – Europe
RJ2S – Europe

The matching Floral leaves and buds patterned paper is still available.


Lastly a few layouts I wanted to share using various stencils from last year and before. I liked this very simple layout using the Barcelona stencil and Cashmere paper. If you have two photos you don’t want to cut down too much this is a great layout. The photos have been mounted on card cut with the set of dies that matches the stencil. This layout will look fine if you don’t have the die as there will be the 5mm gap left by the stencil.

Bombay stencil
Bombay stencil
Barcelona stencil set

These two layouts are using the Barcelona stencil set. Above the AZZA Birth cutting die has been used for the decorations too.

Barcelona stencil set
Cancun stencil and die
New York stencil

This is a double page layout by Christelle using the Sherwood stencil set. Christelle has used products from the Rising sun decoration theme.

Happy Scrappin’


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5 days left to shop online with AZZA

Suddenly Christmas is around the corner and the AZZA online shop will close for orders this Saturday, 11th December at 5pm EST. All orders placed in the shop after this date will be held and sent out when the shop reopens on Monday, 17th January.

I loved this Christmas card I saw online using the Arabian nights themed products.

Carole has used the newly release Star themed products for her card above. I love the new Diamond black iZink Glitter paint as a backdrop. I would suggest you do this on a separate piece of card and then mount it onto your Christmas card as the Glitter paint can cause the card to buckle if it is not a thick cardstock. Below Brigitte Langenfeld in Europe created this elegant card using the Star themed products too. The large Star in the centre is cut with the largest Star nesting die so the decoration star inside shines through.

Don’t forget the AZZA Nutcracker themed products, Christine Caparros shows some new ideas.


A little bit of fun on the page using the Micro stamp that comes with the Christmas edition of Scrap & Moi #08. This little car can be coloured in any shades. If you missed out on purchasing the die used behind the stamped image, the figures on the A4 Figure sheets are a good fit. These are on sale at the moment.


The Christmas edition of Scrap & Moi is now available to purchase as an individual magazine. The little micro stamp is rather cute. It can be coloured to suit your card or layout as shown below by Sylviane Khouri.

If you are still looking for Christmas gifts for scrapping friends or yourself, the AZZA Scrap kits are a great gift as they contain everything to get scrapping. For a simple stencil, possibly a friend new to scrapping or a younger person, the 25 x 25cm Discovery Scrap kit is perfect.


There are lots of 30 x 30 cm Scrap kits available. Do pop along to the shop and take a look.


Another great gift is the Disc binding album kit. With A4 embossed pages, they can be cut to any desired size. This kit is great value and the papers are exclusive and cannot be purchased on their own.


There are two EXPRESS kits on sale during the week leading up to Christmas. These kits are called express as they are quick and easy to create. The one above is an A4 album and comes complete with pages, covers, papers, decoration products and an instruction booklet. Unfortunately, the booklet is in French but there are good diagrams to follow. The second express kit is an Accordion album. These are such fun to make and can stand on a sideboard or dressing table so the photos can be seen all the time.

Accordion album by Lyn Holmes

A subscription to Scrap & Moi is also a gift that will keep on giving throughout the year. There are two options – 4 regular magazines or include the 2 extra Special editions and receive 6 magazines throughout the year. I find these magazines give me so much inspiration as they cover layouts, mini albums and off the page projects.

Three lovely decoration close-ups from Sophie using the Star themed products, Sticker circles and Resin dots.

In this one, Sophie has combined the Stars with the Arabian Nights Texture stamp. She has also used the Diamond black iZink Glitter paint with the Star texture stencil.

This little relaxing decoration by AZZ’Art combining a few stamps from the Arabian Nights range and the die from the AZZA Relax theme.

Decoration by Christine Houbrechts

Christine shows a close-up of the decoration on her page created with the AZZA Los Angeles stencil.

Page by Christine Houbrechts

I also liked this page by Adeline Close, using only one photo. Adeline has used the Celestial stencil for her layout as it pairs so well with the stars. She has used the Starry night embossing folder. Do look at the Starry night products in the online shop as some are still available and on sale this week. I also love the look of the Vellum used on the page, cut with the Star nesting dies.

Page by Adeline Close, Europe
Page by Isabelle Hodiamont, Europe

Isabelle has created her page with AZZA Los Angeles stencil and the Rising Sun texture stencil. the lovely little stamp is from the AZZA Silhouette range. I see this stamp used on so many pages as almost every image can be used with any theme on the page. The images create beautiful, delicate backgrounds for a decoration or they become the decoration on the page or papers.

Layout by Sue Talbot, New South Wales

Sue has used the birds from the stamp shown above, together with the Kyoto stencil and various Australiana products to create the page above. Sue also created the layout below with the Los Angeles stencil and Star themed products. Note how she has used vellum paper with the Star embossing folder and stuck it behind her biggest star.

Page by Sue Talbot, New South Wales

Herewith the link to follow Dominique Spirlet as she creates a page with the Los Angeles stencil and Star themed products.

Now for a little ‘Off the page’ Christmas fun: We all have old tins lying around – why not paint them white, silver or gold, give them a little bling with the iZink Glitter paints then have fun with the AZZA large Alphabet dies or any of the other relevant decoration products.

AZZA Europe
Decoration by Carole Pereira, Europe
Lanterns by Lyn Holmes

I made these two little lanterns having seen Christine’s beautiful one below. Using the AZZA patterned vellum and various AZZA decoration products your evenings could be lit up so beautifully. Great idea for table decorations for any special occasion.

Lanterns by Carole Pereira

You can see the stamps work well too.

If you purchased the Advent A4 paper block your Advent gifts should be looking like this with a few opened already. These little gift boxes can be used throughout the year, not only in December.


Do check out the SALE section in the AZZA online shop as many of the older Christmas products are on sale for this week.

All orders over $120.00 (excluding postage) will receive a Gift pocket as their Christmas bonus. This pocket is shown below and includes a Trio stencil, Mini album covers and a lovely pack of papers. The figures sheet is in French but these letters can be cut out individually and used in an English sentiment as shown by Lynette Garrett-Preston in the layout below.

Decoration by Lynett Garrett-Preston, New South Wales.
Layout by Lynette Garrett-Preston

Jennie Banks in Queensland created the layout below also re-arranging the letters on a Silhouette figures sheet into an English title.

Happy Scrappin’


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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%.

Stencils and Studio kits are on sale

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.

Page created by Lyn Holmes.

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.

Card created by Carole Rutter

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.

Page created by Deb Byrne.

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.

Page by Lyn Holmes

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.

Created by Hilary Hamilton.

AZZA Sherwood stencil: Illustration booklet and 4 x stencils

Page created by Deb Byrne

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.

Happy Scrappin’


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Casablanca and Arabian Nights

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.

Page by Hilary Hamilton

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.

Page by Isabelle Jolivat

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.

Page by Lyn Holmes

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.

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

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.

Card created by Marie-Laure Ferrie

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.

Page created by Jocelyne Heynes
Page created by Isabelle Hodiamont
Page created by Anita Bricaud.
Page by Yvette Jouetre

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.

Happy Scrappin’


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Mixed medley of themes

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.

Page by Lyn Holmes

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.

A beautiful scene created on the page by Scarpons sur le bassin d’Arcachon with the cutting dies above

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.

Page by Scarpons sur le bassin d’Arcachon

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.

Page by Hilary Hamilton

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.

Page by Hilary Hamilton
Page by Lyn Holmes

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’.

Double page by Christine Houbrechts using the Cannes stencil and seagull stamp.

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.

Page by Sue Talbot.

Don’t forget to check out the Father’s Day specials running throughout the month in our ‘Sale’ section online.

Happy Scrappin’


Decoration by Hilary Hamilton
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Cannes with a little Bohemian Rhapsody


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.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

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 Byrne – Tasmania

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.

Sue Talbot – NSW

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.

Irene Warfe – Victoria

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.

Heather Fields – Queensland

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.

Hilary Hamilton – Victoria

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.

Susan Talbot – NSW

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: deborah.azza@gmail.com 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.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

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.

AZZA Europe

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!

Front page
The small middle section with the two fans opened to the right
Second middle section opened to the right
Little booklet opened to the left.
Journalling booklet opened.
Booklet closed then the page is flipped to the right showing the second page
The small brown flap in the centre is opened to the right
The second small brown flap is opened to the right to reveal the script

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: hilaryhamilton.azza@hotmail.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: enquiries@azzaworld.com.au

Happy Scrappin’


Catherine Lang – Europe
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Gold, Silver and Bronze …….

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.

Patricia le Bellic – Europe

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.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
Note how the two stencils are overlapped in the centre of the page to create a 5mm gap.

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.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

Note how the two stencils are overlapped in the centre so you only get the 5mm gap on the page.

Decoration by Sylvie RJ2S – Europe
AZZA – Europe

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.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

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.

Happy Scrappin’


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Countdown to the Olympics

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 deborah.azza@gmail.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.

Scrapons sur le bassin d’Arcachon

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.

Christine Houbrechts

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.

Susan Talbot – NSW

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.

Christine Houbrechts

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.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

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.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia
Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

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.

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

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: lynholmes@rocketmail.com

Lyn Holmes – Western Australia

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.

Deb Byrne – Tasmania

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.

Jocelyne Heyne – Europe

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.

Jocelyne Heyne.

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 Heyne

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.

Jocelyne Heyne
Christelle Coquillard

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.

Catherine Lang

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.

Happy Scrappin’


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Caramel and Vanilla

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.

Judy Sharp – Western Australia
Layout by AZZA Europe

In the layout above the AZZA Relax texture stencil has been used together with Cashmere products for decoration.

AZZA Europe – Paper easily cut with the matching dies.

Onto pages with two photos: A lovely page by Valerie using the Cashmere printed papers, stamps, dies, stickers and Resin dots.

Valerie G – Europe

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.

AZZA Europe

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.

AZZA Europe

Onto three photos on the page:

AZZA Europe

I do love this page, simple but striking. With the layout below you almost do not recognise the Bombay stencil at first.

AZZA Europe

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.

Susan Salvair – Western Australia

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.

AZZA Eruope
Christine Houbrechts – Belgium

Below a few samples by Hilary Hamilton in Victoria showing how the stamps match the figures.


And fun with the Flower shaped stamps:

AZZA Europe
AZZA Europe

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 Sharp – Western Australia

Judy used the AZZA Zurich stencil with the Materials and Texture embossing folder and ‘School’ patterned paper.


idscrap – Europe

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 Salvair – Western Australia

Susan has used the Materials and Texture decoration stencil on the page below.

Susan Salvair – Western Australia

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.

Susan Salvair – Western Australia

And cascade on the Dallas page:

AZZA – Europe

To end a few cards from Carole Bondue in Europe.

AZZA 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.

Happy Scrappin’


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