Paper Blossom grand opening!

Paper Blossom is a new papercraft boutique in the north-western suburbs of Melbourne.

The staff will be opening its doors for the first time this Saturday, 2 May. The store will be open from 10am – 4pm, and there will be prizes to be won throughout the day. In addition, Paper Blossom will be offering a 10% discount on all marked prices on opening day, so pop in and check out the range, and meet the friendly staff!

The shop is located at Shop 15, 49-69 Royal Crescent, Hillside VIC 3037, and there is plenty of parking available. See the website for general opening hours, product range and class details, or phone on 03 9390 6934.  Follow Paper Blossom on Facebook  to stay up to date with new products, special offers and class details.

Winner of the People’s Choice Awards!

We asked you, our fantastic readers, to vote on what you think was the best layout we have published in the last 12 months, and you have spoken! The People’s Choice Award goes to Tiff Firth for her layout ‘Not negotiable’ that appeared in Vol 17 No 2 in out Trend Spotting feature. Congratulations, Tiff!

This layout is a very worthy winner of this accolade. The perfect placement of each sequin, the subtle background work, and the perfect colour palette make for a very striking and eye-catching layout.

Tiff will receive a huge $500 prize pack, courtesy of Kaszazz, and five people who voted will also receive $100 prize packs from Kaszazz.

Save with Two Sisters!

Need to pick up some new papers and embellishments! Well keep some change in your pocket by shopping online at Two Sisters! Until 15 March, every single product in the store will be discounted by 10%! Simply use the code STOREWIDE at checkout and you will receive a 10% discount on papers, embellishments, tools – absolutely anything! Don’t let this opportunity slip through your fingers!

Two great deals from Scrappy Chat Designs!

Our friends at Scrappy Chat Designs are offering SBM readers two very great deals!

KIT DEAL: Receive 25% off all kits + only $10 P&H. Enjoy video classes with these kits from the comfort of your own home! Use the code SBM0315KIT at checkout.

METALLIC MELTS DEAL: Buy the gorgeous pack of Tinby Designs Metallics Melts (shown below) for $50 with FREE postage! Save over $10! just use the code SBM0315TMM at checkout.
Such great deals!

Celebrate with Scrap Girls for their 10th anniversary!

Everyone loves a party, right? You are now officially invited to a three-week party as Scrap Girls, one of the top digital scrapbooking sites on the web, celebrates their 10th anniversary! Starting today, October 17, through to Saturday, November 8, Scrap Girls will be having chats, free classes, challenges, and giveaways galore! And they’ve even designed a freebie just for Scrapbooking Memories, so keep reading….

When Scrap Girls started in October 2004, they weren’t just the new kid on the block, they were pretty much the only kid on the block. When they first opened their digital doors, they mainly featured digital designs that could be printed out to use in traditional scrapbooking because no one had really heard of digital scrapbooking! But after 10 years, they have taught tens of thousands of scrapbookers how easy and fun it is to create pages quickly with their computers. Now the Scrap Girls Boutique is full of thousands of products that help people explore things that can only be done in digital, like merging photos together, adding effects, or customising products to be any size or colour desired.  Plus most of their products are still printable and can be used for paper projects like the inspiring ones shown on their blog each month.

Scrap Girls is looking forward to what the next 10 years brings, as more of our everyday lives are conducted digitally. Today, some of our most important life moments happen in the form of text messages, emails, social media posts, and pictures captured on smartphones. Scrap Girls plans to continue evolving and finding more ways to help people preserve these special memories through digital scrapbooking.

For their 10th anniversary, Scrap Girls is releasing a commemorative line of products called “Create a Collection” – which features dozens of paper sets, embellishments, alphas, and lots more that you can customise to create your very own unique collection. And just for Scrapbooking Memories, they’ve created an exclusive freebie that matches the Create a Collection line.  The freebie can be used for digital scrapbooking, or printed out to make a terrific greeting card.

So dash over to Scrap Girls and grab your freebie – and be sure to sign up for their free newsletter that gives you freebies in every issue. And while you’re there, join the party as Scrap Girls celebrates all that digital scrapbooking has become in the past decade!

Go clay-zy with STAEDTLER’s new FIMO accessories!

Creating your own clay embellishments is so on trend in scrapbooking, and STAEDTLER’s FIMO soft polymer clay is a quality product that is super simple to use. And now there are some brand new FIMO accessories to play with so that you can make your clay shapes look even cooler!

Grind’n polish set: Sanding sponges and flexible foam sheets at three different grades mean your clay pieces will be as smooth as you want them to be. Move over enamel and resin pieces!

Blades: This assorted knife set with different blades (serrated, rigid, flexible), means you can cut your clay easily, without any ragged bits. Just lots of clean edges!

Shaped cutters: These super cute motifs (including hearts, starts and clovers) will look good on any layout! Now you can add that perfect little handmade charm to finish your page off nicely.

Metallic powders: Add a sophisticated touch to your clay shape with this impressive finish! In gold or silver, it’s a very cool way to add bling to your next project!

So get moulding ASAP!

Silhouette project freebie!

Are you a very lucky scrapper who owns a Silhouette Cameo? Well you’re about to be even luckier, because the good people at Silhouette Australia are giving you the instructions for this gorgeous Up, Up and Away project for free!

Decorate a child’s room, a party, your craft room, or even your outdoor area with this gorgeous hot air balloon!

Download the step-by-step instructions and a list of the cut files used here.

Shop for a good cause!

The amazing volunteers of Quota International of Carindale all have one common aim: to help those in need. One way to do so is to raise funds, and QIC does this in such a fun way – by holding a Craft and Gift Fair!

This year will mark the 10th annual Quota Craft and Gift Fair held in Brisbane. These fairs have previously raised over $30,000, and this year will add to that total to raise money for
CleftPals QLD, Asperger Services Australia and other Quota-affiliated charities.

The fair will be held on Sunday, October 12 at the Carina Leagues Club, 1390 Creek Rd, Carina and will run from 9am to 4.30pm. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for pensioners, with all proceeds donated to the charities mentioned above. Plus you get a free gift on entry, and lucky door prizes are held every half an hour. So your money supports charities
while you enjoy a day at the craft fair – what a win-win situation!

Not only will there be plenty of stalls selling a wide variety of craft products and gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces, but you can also take part in workshops on scrapbooking, cardmaking, cross-stitch, sewing, beading and much more!

Book this into your calendar now!