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This issue...

Hello Sue Smyth

12 Using your free gift Sue Smyth shares ideas for using your Prima papers

18 Double take Kim Price explores the fairground theme

28Two or more Sandie Edwards shows us interactive Easter layouts

50 One for the ladies Jane Tregenza explains how to create an heirloom book

...and welcome to Issue 19 of Australian Scrapbook Ideas. With a new year well underway, we are looking forward to all the exciting things we have planned over the coming months. I have been busy at CHA in America since I last caught up with you and it was fantastic! It was very tiring but well worth it for all the amazing trends and products that I got to play with. I will be bringing you lots of news and ideas from my time there throughout the year. The next thing in the diary is the Melbourne Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo in March. I’m looking forward to meeting many of you there and will also be teaching a class to fellow papercrafters. Have a sneak peek at the layout I am going to be teaching over on page 66. It has been business as usual for our designers and they have come up with the most gorgeous layouts and projects for you. I couldn’t resist getting involved too when I found out we had a selection of papers from the Prima Nature Garden collection free with this issue. See what I did with them over on page 12. Candy Rosenberg is well known for her dress form work and now you can get the look too, with her tips on how to recreate her style in miniature with Craft Concepts dress forms. To top it off, she also shares one of her canvases with us on page 14. I am so pleased to be able to bring you more from the talented Jane Tregenza on page 50. This year we are bringing you a women of the family-themed board book across the next few issues.You will be able to follow Jane’s lead and create your very own version to pass on your memories to future generations. Every issue, we will bring you another two pages, so that by the end of this year you will have a completed book.What a wonderful project for yourself or a gift for someone dear to you! We scrapbookers all love ways to extend our supplies and make our own unique embellishments. Adriana Bolzon shares some fantastic ideas for creating your own winged wonders on page 36 to help make your next layout soar. Mistra Hoolahan brings us a practical solution to all those leftover chipboard alphabets, on page 60. I have boxes of them, so I asked Mistra to show us what she would do with them and she has come up with some fantastically imaginative ways of avoiding throwing out all of those ‘Zs’. New designer Trudi Harrison shows us the hottest new trend on page 44 with woodland layouts. The woodland theme is so very in and I love it because it is suitable for the boys but also so pretty with that touch of nature about it. I hope you are as inspired as I was. And on page 87, one of our other great mixed media artists, Michelle Grant, puts texture paste to the test, with awesome results. I particularly love the canvas as it shows that you don’t need to always have a photo to create a beautiful work of art with your scrapping supplies. Lastly, we have guest designer Hetty Hall on page 92, well known for her beyond 12x12" layouts. I hope you enjoy her latest works featuring Kaisercraft die-cuts. As well as this, we have all our regular galleries, news and challenges to inspire and regenerate you as a papercrafter. Until next time… Happy creating!

Sue Commissioning Editor Sue Smyth sue.smyth@practical

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Michelle Grant puts texture paste to the test


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In this issue... 14 Dress it up

12 Using your free gift

Recreate Candy Rosenberg’s signature dress form look with her tips for creating gorgeous keepsake designs

Join Sue Smyth for creative ways to use your stunning Prima Marketing and Jodie Lee Design Nature Garden paper pack

50 One for the ladies

87 Tried & tested

Ensure the women in your family are properly remembered with an heirloom board book – Jane Tregenza shows us how

Texture paste is one of the hottest mediums around. Michelle Grant puts the various types to the test and shares her ideas for using it

28 Two or more

Trudi Harrison shows us how to get lost in the woodland trend and how this versatile style is perfect for both male and female layouts

44 Woodland wonders

Preserve your Easter memories with Sandie Edwards’ multiphoto ideas with hidden journaling


08 10 12 14 18

News Scrap chat Using your free gift In vogue Double take

24 28 32 40 54

Sketch interpretation Two or more Designer gallery Four ways challenge Budget challenge

FREE Prima & Jodie Lee Designs paper pack Turn to page 12 for fabulous ideas on how to use it 4

73 80 87 97 98

Readers’ gallery Scraplift challenge Tried and tested Next issue Designer hall of fame

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36Things with wings Adriana Bolzon uses punches and dies to create winged embellishments

44 Woodland Wonders Trudi Harrison embraces the woodland trend with enchanting results

66That’s showbusiness Have a sneak peek at what Sue Smyth is teaching at the Melbourne Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in March

68 Felt fantastic Try your hand at creating gorgeous tactile layouts using felt

50 One for the ladies 76 Pencil Lines Join Jane Tregenza for the ďŹ rst instalment of her new heirloom book series

Be inspired by this sketch challenge blog

56 Inspired by stories 82 Beach hut Use your favourite story as inspiration for the next layout you create

60 Love letters Find out what to do with all of those leftover alphabet chip with Mistra Hoolahan

Create this cute off-the-page decorative item for the summer

92 Shaping up Think outside the box with layouts from Hetty Hall that are anything but square



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News Find out all about the latest news, events and hot products from the world of craft and scrapbooking

Fabulous finishing touches Smooch Glitz, composed of clear ink infused with a colourful selection of sparkly glitters, is the latest addition to the Clearsnap line of Smooch products and is perfect for adding sparkling finishing touches to your projects. Packaged in the popular Smooch bottle, Glitz can be easily layered a little or a lot to create subtle or densely glittered effects and there are 12 colours available: Starlight, Goldrush, Mystified, Plum Spice, Firecracker, Lime, Bordeaux, Frost, Pink Fizz, Light Purple, Rainbow and Lime Twist. Check out everything available at

Fabric and textile crafts Practical Publishing International, publisher of Australian Scrapbook Ideas, has added three new titles to its bestselling craft range. The company has acquired some of some of Australia’s leading fabric craft magazines – Down Under Quilts, Creative Expressions and Down Under Textiles. Just like our popular papercraft titles, these magazines include stepby-step guides, on-trend projects and inspirational ideas for all skill levels. Practical Publishing International is the number one craft publisher in the UK and its Brisbane-based operation, established in 2009, is growing fast.The group distributes more than 2 million print and digital craft publications each year in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, USA and Europe. Read about all our magazines and buy back issues online at

Flower power Versatility is such a useful trait in crafting tools and the new EK Success Dimensional punches have this in spades. As well as functioning as decorative border punches, these new tools can also be used to create stunning flowers. Simply punch a border, roll up the punched strip and glue in place.This gives so much versatility to embellishments for scrapbooking and cardmaking projects.There are seven dimensional designs to choose from, ranging from simple to complex, all easily assembled and achievable for every crafter. To view the full range, head online to

Botanical beauties Kaisercraft has released three lovely collections for the New Year with two new botanical ranges – Botanical Odyssey and Marigold – as well as Class Act, a range that is perfect for scrapping school days. Check out the new collections in full at


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News Background stamps The talented folks at Darkroom Door have been busy over the past few months and have released two sets of must-have stamps. Using Rachel Greig’s wealth of photographic knowledge, these stamps have all the elegance and detail of lithographic plate printing, which is perfect for those who love the graphic feel.While the photos stamps may be more suited to the cardmakers among us, the range of background stamps are a scrapbooker’s dream.With the increasing popularity of the mixed media style these detailed stamps are sure to be a great hit.The only difficulty will be in choosing which one to use – the images are so versatile that we all will be able incorporate at least one or two into our supplies. For more details head to

Sweeter than candy Crate Paper’s new Fourteen collection is a cute addition for any day of love. Sweeter than candy, Fourteen is a feast of vintage delights, with hearts, flowers, lace and love notes doused in pinks, reds, creams and perfect touches of blue.The Fourteen collection includes 12 double-sided patterned papers, plus glitter Thickers, banners, border and phrase stickers, and stand outs, all of which incorporate amazing patterns, like maps and ledgers, and equally fantastic textures. For more information on the new range, visit

Ask the expert


ach week our postbag is overflowing with questions from our readers. So we decided to Mistra Hoolahan get one of our designers on the case to answer your queries about technique and style.This issues, Mistra Hoolahan takes on the task. Find out more about Mistra’s work at Where do you get your inspiration from? I'm really not sure! I know many scrapbookers know exactly where theirs comes from, but I just relax, create and allow my project to become whatever it wants to be. Often I will see some new papers or embellishments that get my inspiration flowing, or I'll notice something wonderful someone has made and it makes me want to go and create. What is your style, and how did it evolve? My style is always changing, but right now I'd say my comfort style would be vintage, with a little bit of girlie grunge thrown in. I started as a very simple scrapper, just some photos, cut into ovals, some acid-free paper and journaling. When I discovered a local scrap shop and an online forum my scrapping world transformed. After that I took notice of what other scrapbookers did, tried new products and new techniques, which I morphed with my own twists to create my own style. What is your favourite technique at the moment? Right now I love creating my own flowers from cardstock, patterned paper and fabric – whatever is lying around on my desk. I can get the size, colour and shape that I want, all made to match what I’m working on.Teamed up with my favourite manufactured flowers they add that little bit more of ‘me’ to my projects. How do you come up with your wonderful techniques? Most come from trial and error and mistakes, I call it ‘playing’! Generally it’s just seeing how things react differently with one another. Often I research to see what other people have done with a product, try it their way, make a total mess of it and then create my own technique from what I have learned not to do! What is your favourite subject to scrapbook? Almost anything! I love photos that I can combine with pastels, flowers and all those wonderful girly things with, but generally a good photo with a great memory is my favourite. Currently I am scrapping photos from my trip away to New York and am having wonderful fun as it allows me to try other styles in order to complement the photos. If you want a question answered by one of our Design Team, send it in to


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Scrap chat We love hearing from our readers and finding out what you think of the magazine. There is a prize of scrapbooking supplies for anyone who has a letter or layout published, so get in touch!

Always inspired I’d like to say well done and thank you for a wonderful magazine! I love the free papers (although some of them are too pretty to use) and there’s always lots of information and advice as well as the activity pack, which is fantastic if you have scrapper’s block. Here are some pages I have created. I’ve been scrapping since 2007 and have five albums on the go. I was very ill in January this year so did lots of scrapbooking during my recovery. I also attended my first crop at Crab Apple Crafts in Frodsham in April this year and I loved it!

Gaynor Coughlan, by email

Advent creation I just wanted to say thank you to Australian Scrapbook Ideas for the free Christmas craft book that came with Issue 16. It had some fantastic festive ideas and I particularly liked the advent calendar and decided to make one each for my children using the handy template in the back of the booklet. It was a great way to use up all my little scraps of papers and numbers. I used a pin board, which I sprayed silver to mount the little boxes on.The children couldn’t wait until December 1st!

Susie Brown, by email

Inspired by stamps I got your magazine for the first time recently when my husband picked up a copy for me and I just love it! Thank you for the free papers and brilliant inspiration. My main hobby is cardmaking, but I’ve recently started scrapbooking too. I’ve attached a page I made using a photo of my son and his girlfriend. I was so inspired by a postage stamp backing paper I saw online that I made my own!

Angela Deasy, by email


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