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Bringing scrapbooking, stamping & cardmaking together


2014 is the year to try:  Mixed media  Chalkboard sequins  Modular scrapping FOLLOW THE RAINBOW: A colour wheel of projects MISSING YOUR MUSE? Try one of our challenges DIGITAL DAYS: A masterclass for the uninitiated

No. 103 (Vol. 12 No. 5)

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New Year, New Mag

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Hot products Some of the latest products on the market that we think would add nicely to any scrapper’s collection.

Scrap FX is on the money with this embellishment: mini chipboards. Perfect for cards and Project Life inserts. Make sure you get some now. For more information about Scrap FX, visit

Project Life has come to Spotlight! Project Life is a solution-based approach to scrapbooking that was created to simplify the process to allow you more time to enjoy life. It requires no glue, no scissors and no tools. The design takes the guess work out of layout design so you can focus on recording your everyday moments through your photos and journaling. For more information about Project Life, visit

New to Australia is Lumi Inkodye from the USA. This product uses a very old (and nearly lost forever) technology that allows anyone to dye natural fabrics using just liquid and sunlight. To view more examples online and to purchase, visit

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Paper opinions In Paper Opinions, we ask for your thoughts and comments. Each month, we post a question on Facebook and collect your answers. Make sure you watch the SC page and post your comments! This month, we asked:

GE ST W HAT DO YOU SEE AS TH E BIG Chalkboard with colour. — Tarrah M More wood veneer! — Kate M I think ombre is here to stay, but it might start to move away from monochromatic to multicolour. I also think blue is going to be big — those lovely blues we have seen in the recent collections, like 25th & Pine or the Maggie Holmes collectio n. I also think there will be more acrylic embellishments. — Ruth B

Sequins. Definitely. — Louella C I think Project Life in all its variation s will continue to grow. — Donna W A bigger range of sequins and mor e black-and-white-themed embellishments and papers.

TR EN DS IN 2014?

A lot more mixed media. — Wendy K With the growing interest in Project Life-styled scrapbooking, I feel sma ll embellishments, stickers and flair will grow in popularity, as these items serv ice the PL scrapbooking format to a tea. — Nina G

— Gina R More chevron! — Andrea R Neon and sequins. — Ebony VDS

Check out what SC regular Raquel Bowman thinks will be big this year on page 28.

Instascraps Don’t forgot to use the hashtag #scrapbookcreations on Instagram and your images might appear here!




Sketch challenge This month we introduce our new 2014 sketch team with a classic ScrapFX sketch.

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Radical fun times By Leonie Neal-Dawson

MATERIALS Cardstock: American Crafts; Paper: Glitz Designs; Other: BasicGrey Wood Veneer, Webster’s Pages Alpha and Trim, Prima Flower, A Piece Of Cake Designs Flair, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos, The Crafter’s Workshop and WOW Stencils, My Mind’s Eye Stickers, Sequins, Tattered Angels Mist e uting som

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An embellishment trend:

Sequins ABOUT THE TREND A sequin is defined in the dictionary as a small piece of shiny, often coloured, metal foil or plastic, usually round, to decorate garments. In our case, we scrapbookers and papercrafters are using them to add that little bit of “bling” to our pages. Manufacturers have seen this rising trend and some now sell coordinating sequin packs to complement their scrapbooking ranges. You can also buy sequins in packs from your local haberdashery or art supply store. You can sew them, stick them, arrange them in a pattern or create a shaker with them. The opportunities for use really are endless.

ABOUT MY LAYOUT I chose to create a layout that is a bit of a “life lesson” to myself, to teach or remind me of something that I need to do. I chose a fun and cute collection of papers to create this layout and wanted to create a confetti look in a diagonal fashion across my page. To tie in the circular elements of sequins, I cut circles in a variety of sizes from coordinating papers and adhered them to my page. I then adhered bright-coloured sequins over the top. Although I placed them carefully and with precision on my page, I wanted the layout to look as if the sequins were simply scattered onto the page.

MATERIALS Cardstock: White; Paper: American Crafts, Studio Calico; Other: Glitz Designs Washi Tape, American Crafts Stickers, BasicGrey Alphabet, Jillibean Soup Alphabeans, Prima Flower, Jenni Bowlin Feather, American Crafts Tag, Webster’s Pages Bow, Studio Calico Mist, Sequins, Sewing Machine and Thread, Typewriter



Adhering sequins ca n be a pain . My favou adhesive is rite go-to Glossy Acc ents by Ran pen or a sm ger. Howev all glue dot er, a glue can work ju st as well. You may need to in vest in a pai r of tweeze sequin pickrs or a up pencil (I got mine fr which will h om D-lish S elp you to p craps), ick up and sequins wh place those ere you wan p esky t them. An embroidery yarn b ox is the perfect hold your se container to quins. Plus they look su from the o per pretty in utside! there 7


Domestic diva Created by X-Press Graph-X Design Team.

MATERIALS X-Press It 9in x 9in Stretched Canvas, Copic Various Ink (B21), Copic Colourless Blender, Paper Towel, FabScraps 12x12in Paper (C58001 Blueberry), X-Press It Tripletac, Paint Brush and Water, Various Embellishments

HOW TO Put a few drops of Copic ink and Copic colourless blender onto a folded piece of paper towel. Rub the paper towel over the entire surface of the canvas. Using a paint brush, apply an even layer of Tripletac to the side of the paper that you wish to transfer. You are adhering it face down, so remember that your image will be reversed. Lay your canvas on top of the paper and smooth out any bubbles or ridges by gently rubbing it. Trim off any excess paper and allow the Tripletac to dry completely. Starting in one corner of the canvas, apply a small amount of water. Allow the water to saturate the paper, then rub to peel the paper away. The paper is made up of three layers: the top layer, white core and the layer we are transferring onto the canvas. When you get to the white layer, rub gently. Some areas may wear through, but that is why the background has been coloured. Gradually rub the paper off the entire canvas until the transfer image is visible. Allow to dry. With a wet brush, apply an even layer of Tripletac over the entire canvas. Allow to dry. To achieve a more glossy finish, apply a second coat. Embellish! The glitter triangles were created using X-Press It double-sided adhesive sheets and fine glitter. All metal embellishments and cut-outs are FabScraps products. 8 Scrapbook Creations


The same method can be used to transfer photos on to canvas. Print your photos from a laser or inkjet printer, adhere face down and use the sam e rubbing method. You are not limited to using this technique on canvas. Try it on wood for a fun effect. A  heat gun can be used to speed up the drying time, but make sure you constantly move the heat to avoid bubbling. If the image looks foggy or white after rubbing off the paper, you can re-wet the surface and gently rub off more. Tripletac can also be used as an adhesive and works well on paper, cardboa rd, textiles, timber and met al surfaces.

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Mon amie By Claire Apostoloff

MATERIALS Cardstock: Roman Print, Bazzill; Paper: Kaisercraft; Other: Waltzingmouse Stamp, Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder, Kaisercraft Journal Spot, Border, Memento Ink, Recollections Bling

TOP TIPS Add dimension by embossing and layering patterned  papers. Use dimensional tape to make pre-made embellishments “pop� off the page. If  there are papers in the pad that you dislike, use them as a mat to prevent wastage.

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Note: This is a preview of the mag that will be published on 6th February. In this month's issue of Scrapbook Creations, we reveal our new-...

Scrapbook Creations - PREVIEW- SCR103  

Note: This is a preview of the mag that will be published on 6th February. In this month's issue of Scrapbook Creations, we reveal our new-...