Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Shrink Plastic and other wonderful things…..


It is that time of the year again - time to celebrate the Fathers in our lives!  Our own fathers, the fathers of our children, our spiritual fathers - it does not matter which father you want to celebrate - hopefully there is a father figure you want to pay tribute to!  Whether he gave you your first hiding, taught you how to drive or two-step, held your hand as you crossed the road, or piggy-backed you when you were little!  He should get his own page in your album!

Join us on 2 June and make a stunning Double Page layout with the talented Tracey Slaven from Scrapper-T!  You will learn how to use Crackle Paint, use your patterned papers effectively, make an extra "flap" on your page to put as many photos as you want, use rub ons, buttons, border punches and more!  This class is suitable for both beginners, intermediate and advanced scrappers.  The cost is R220-00 and includes the complete kit, as well as yummie snacks and drinks!  Class will start at 9:30!  To book your seat, please send an email to sales@scrapbookstudio.co.za or phone the shop between 9am and 5pm to book your seat!  Here are some sneak previews of what you can expect!

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We would also appreciate your participation in our online survey - we really need your help so that we can improve our service and product delivery to you!  Here is the link to the survey - it will only take 2 minutes!!

We are almost fully booked for Bloemfontein!  For those of you who are still interested - please book now before it is too late!  We will not be taking any extra bookings once all the classes are full! To book, follow this link. Here are some sneak peeks of what the lucky ladies are going to be treated to.......

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On to something for the technique junkies..........we are going to be focusing on shrink plastic this month!  This might be a new concept to some of you, but we would like to share a real-life incident where Scrapbooking Stash helped save a puppy!

Cariena has a (fairly new) puppy.  Two weeks ago she discovered that this little pup was clearing the 5 foot wall to go and visit the neighbour's dog.  Of course she did not believe it at first, until she witnessed it!  She did not know what to do - it was weekend and she knew she had to "tag" the dog, in case it got lost.  To the rescue?  Shrink Plastic! 

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First she punched a tag from the sheet of Shrink Plastic.  Then, using Staz On Solvent Ink, she stamped her telephone number on it

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She then took her Heatgun and started to heat the Shrink Plastic.  As you can see, it starts to shrink and shrivel up.

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As it heats up, it starts to even out again.  When it is no longer shrinking, you can put something heavy on it to flatten it.

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Here you can see the original size and the "shrunken" plastic!  Cariena punched a hole in it before she started and she tied it with some wax cord to her baby's collar.  It is still there!

New stock has also arrived - the stunning new FabScraps Victoria and Rustic Collections!  Here are some glimpses

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Well, that is it for now!  Enjoy your week and watch your inbox - some surprises coming your way!  Also remember that time is running out for the Tim Holtz Vagabond competition - read all about it here!!


Lots of Scrapping Happiness!!

The Sales Team
Scrapbook Studio

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Can you believe May is in it’s almost last week?  The year is basically halfway through and it seems as if it just started!  Today we share another layout by Elizna Parsons using the Scrapbook Studio Design Team Kit for May 2012


This is a gorgeous single page layout with clean lines and stunning embellishment clusters.  Elizna used the Pink Paislee House of 3 Chipboard alphabet that is in the kit to create the title.  She used various border punches for detail as well as some die cut flourishes.

LIFE_DETAIL_CARIENA WEB  Here is a close up of the one embellishment cluster.  Rolled flowers, die cut paper flourishes, a punched butterfly and some pearls, bling and brads, add to the gorgeous cluster.  Don’t forget the clock transparancy overlay!!

LIFE_DETAIL_2_CARIENA WEB Here is a close up of the other embellishment cluster.  Elizna used another piece of the Scrapper T transparancy overlay that is in the kit, together with some of the mini alphabets in the Kit.  She also used a Scrapper T Chalk’em that suited her layout “good times”.  The Fabscraps metal embellishment together with a punched butterfly and some flowers adorned with pearls and bling, completes this cluster.


Elizna also created this amazing card with the contents of the kit!  A quick “Happy Birthday” card for someone special with a Scrapper T Chalk’em to emphasize her wishes for a Spectacular Day!

We still have a limited quantity of these kits available for purchase.  In this kit you will receive

11 x Double Sided Patterned Papers

8 x Sheets of Plain Cardstock

1 x Pink Paislee Chipboard Alphabet

2 x Kaisercraft Mini-Alpha Sheets

2 x Packets Bling/Pearls

1 x Scrapper T Overlay

1 x Scrapper T Chalk'em

2 x Fabscraps Metal Embellishments

2 x Packets Jenny Bowlin Tickets

3 x Different Ribbons

Complete Instructions for 4 layouts

These are once off, exclusive and limited Design Kits.  These kits will never be repeated!  Here is the link to purchase the kit. Get yours before they are all gone! Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

On Promotion - Flowers and Stickers!

Winter is upon us!  Suddenly and without warning, here in JBay we are out and about with long sleeves and fires are crackling at night!

To ease the cold, we have decided to treat our online clients with a whole week of special prices on all Flowers and Stickers Online! So, why not hop on over to the Flower and Sticker Categories and spoil yourself with some amazing products!  While you are online, pop in at the Paper Clearance Section for up to 50% off Double Sided Papers as well as the Just Arrived Section to see if there is not something New that you just must have in your stash!  Here are some peeks of what you can expect to find in the above sections.  For our local clients - you are welcome to shop online and come and collect and pay for your goods at the store! (Promotion will end on 25 May and is for ONLINE orders only.  Unfortunately we will not be able to take any telephonic orders for the online promotions. If you struggle with online shopping, please contact our dedicated online help number, 042-2933580 Mon-Fri 8am - 12pm)

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Also remember that we stock a HUGE variety of Tim Holtz and Ranger Products - we have quite an amazing  selection of these products - almost 600 different ones!  Have a look at these sections to purchase the amazing inks, metals and more the buzz in the Scrapbooking Industry is about! Also remember to visit our Video section online as well as the Ideas Category!

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As always we leave you with scenes from this week at the shop - as well as a sneak peek of one of the projects we will be teaching in East London!  We are filling up nicely for Bloemfontein - the details will be sent out early next week!  Space is limited - so if you have not signed up yet, do so now by following this link and complete the online Booking form!


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Remember to visit our Blog or Facebook page for all the latest news and almost daily inspiration!  We are all about Scrapbooking and advancing this industry!  We value your input and appreciate every one of our clients! The most important thing is to keep Scrapping - that is what we all share - the love of this amazing Memory Preserving Craft!

Have a Blessed weekend and take care of yourself!

The Sales Team
Scrapbook Studio