We have some new ANZAC day chipboard ready to be released, from 100 years of ANZAC, Digger, ANZAC and symbols of the Rising of the Sun


Posted: Monday, May 04, 2015

Welcome Lisa Balm

...guest designer!

Here's a bit about Lisa and her wonderful layouts:

Hi, I am married with 3 sons and have lived in South East Qld for the last 8 years.  I have been scrapping for 6 years after being introduced by a friend.  It quickly became an addictive hobby and one that I dont ever think I will stop doing.  I have a style that is forever changing and evolving as I become more creative and learn new techniques.   I love to mix things up and work in all different sizes, my favourite being 8.5x11.
Designing for Scrapware was such an honour, and so much fun. The products are amazing and were so easy to work with!

Thanks Lisa!!!  Lisa has also done a Christmas mini album for us, but as it is due for release at Paperific...it's top secret for now.  You might get sneak peeks closer to the time.....



Posted: Thursday, September 25, 2008

How to - Using large Letter Corner

The new large letter and number corners are super cool. Here is an idea on how to use them ...

I have decorated my letter corner by using the following steps:
  1. Using mod podge, cover the whole piece with old dress pattern and let dry
  2. Using mod podge, attach random pieces of old book paper and let dry
  3. Once the piece is dry, the papers go hard and firm and are reasonably easy to trim using a craft knife.
  4. Sand the edges around the letters smooth
  5. Emboss the piece using a Cuttlebug
  6. Ink raised parts of the embossing
  7. Attach to your layout!
There are so many different things that you can do with raw chipboard to make it your own.  Why don't you have a try of this one!

Kim  :o)

Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Christmas is just around the corner.....

so we have NEW PRODUCTS!!!!!!

Starting with our very new Countdown 'till Christmas for 2008.  This year, it's sporting a lovely new bracket shape and all the bits and pieces you get (tags, numbers and words) all come in a chipboard sheet ready to punch out.  Plus, being chipboard...you can store all the tags on the hooks ready to change every day!!!  This gorgeous sample is done by our very own, very talented Kim Arnold.

More Christmas products uploaded soon.



Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2008

What's happening at Scrapware???

...We're having a sale!!!!

If you are a retailer and haven't had the information regarding our FANTASTIC sale, please drop us an email and we will let you know the details...this is one NOT to miss out on!

Other news:- Things here have been really busy getting our new release on the website, but it's pretty much all there.  We have fantastic new alphas this month, together with our birdhouse kits, birdhouse accessories and lots, lots more...check out 'What's New' for more details.

Happy scrapping, Ange.

Posted: Saturday, August 30, 2008

New products are on their way ***SNEAK PEEK***

...as seen at Scrapapple's stand at the Craft & Quilt show

Howdy everyone,

We've been exceptionally busy getting the new products finalised & website updated, so here's our first installment:   Bird House kits....3 cute 3D birdhouses all in a row!  They come with everything you need to make the most gorgeous birdhouses, including dowel and base pieces & the best thing is they are soooooo easy!

More products coming soon...


Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mini Calendar

Hello, Coby here. I used Scrapware’s new chipboard ATC bases to create this palm sized calendar. The calendar is simple in design and can be decorated in many different ways. I choose to decorate this calendar in an elegant, classical style.




13 Scrapware chipboard ATC bases

1 Scrapware chipboard ATC frame

Black acrylic paint

Treasure Gold wax gilt

Teresa Collins “Journal It Calendar Time” paper

Designs Galore image

Gold tassel

Black hat string


Xyron photo tabs

Helmar clear craft glue

Provocraft Cuttlebug

Provocraft Cuttlebug textile embossing folder





1. Paint the front, back and edges of each Scrapware ATC base with black acrylic paint.

2. Trim the calendar paper into separate months and attach each month to a painted ATC using photo tabs.

3. Adhere the Designs Galore floral image to the remaining painted ATC using photo tabs.

4. Pass the Scrapware chipboard ATC frame through the Cuttlebug using the Textile folder. Paint the front, back and edges of the frame with black acrylic paint. Apply Treasure Gold wax gilt to the frame to highlight the embossing. Adhere the frame to the cover ATC, over the Designs Galore image.

5. Punch a hole through the top left hand corner of the cover. Punch matching holes through each of the calendar pages.

6. Bind the cover and calendar pages together using the gold tassel.

7. Thread some beads to a piece of hat elastic and tie off the ends. Apply glue to the knot to hold it in place.

8. Use the hat elastic to keep the calendar closed and as a decorative feature.



Posted: Saturday, July 05, 2008

Mini Album

..decorating a mini album cover...

Hi! It's Kathie here. Today I'm going to give you the instructions for decorating the cover of this bright little mini album.

You'll need the following:
Scrapware 6x12 album (the portrait orientation one)
Scrap ware “Notes” Journaling Block
Scrapware Chipboard Ric Rac Border Strip
Scrapware Chipboard Scallop Heart Border Strip
Scrapware Wooden Flourish
Bazzill - Rain Cardstock
Scenic Route - Salem Boardman Street paper
Daisy D’s - Wonderyears Let’s Picnic paper
Daisy D’s - Wonder Years Transfer Book
Daisy D’s Tea Party Stickers
Been There Done That - Alpha rubons
Acrylic Paint - Antique Red, Lime Green, Classic Red, Cream, Burnt Umber
Plaid Dimensional Magic
Black Sharpie
Mod Podge
OK, let's get started!
Take the front page of your little album. I love the size of these 6x12 albums! They come in two orientations - portrait style like the one that I’ve used, or the landscape orientation. There’s something really playful about decorating a space that’s 6x12. The other thing I love about them is that they’re really sturdy!
First step in decorating the cover is to  cut the Scenic Route Boardman Street paper to size - I simply lay the cover on my paper and drew around it with a pencil, then cut to size. Use a sponge or paintbrush to apply a thin coat of modpodge to the back of the paper and then place onto the album cover (make sure the holes in the album are on the LHS so you know you've got your page orientated around the right way!). Use a bone scorer to flatten out the paper and remove any air bubbles.
While the paper is drying, you’ll want to get painting. I’ve used cheap acrylic paints from Spotlight, use whatever type you’d prefer.
Take the Notes Journaling Block and apply a coat of cream paint to it. Dry. Apply another coat of cream paint. Dry. Take a fine paintbrush and carefully paint the “Notes” part of the journaling block red. Set aside to dry.
Take the Ric Rac Border strip and paint it lime green. Dry. Apply another coat of green paint. Dry. Carefully apply a smooth coat of Dimensional Magic, using a pin to prick any air bubbles. Set aside to dry - about three hours.
Take the Scallop Heart Border Strip and paint it brown. Dry. Apply another coat of brown paint. Set aside to dry.
Your cover should have dried nicely while you've been doing all this painting. Once the cover is dry, use your craft knife to go around and neaten up the edges and then sand them briefly with some sandpaper. This gives a nice neat edge. Use your hole punch to punch holes where the binder rings will go.
Adhere the journaling block to the cover once it’s dry. Use the picture as a guide to where to place it.
You’ll want to think up a two or three word title that you can spread over the journaling block and down below it, like I've done.
Use a pencil to hand-letter your title onto the blue cardstock. Trace over the pencil with a black sharpie pen. Erase pencil marks. Use your craft knife to carefully cut out the letters. I cut on a glass cutting mat as it's easier to manipulate the knife and get nice smooth curves. Cut the inside curves of the letters first while you've got a nice sized chunk of cardstock to hold onto, then go back and cut out the outside of the letters.
(If you don’t want to hand letter your title, find some commercially available letters in the colour you want - there’s heaps out there. I just like to use my own handwriting sometimes. It makes the project more uniquely mine.)
Adhere part of the title on top of the journaling block and the remainder beneath it. Complete the title using the Been There Done That alpha rubons.
Decorate the title with a piece of the brown Scallop Heart Border Strip and a sticker from the Daisy D’s Teaparty Stickers.
Adhere the Wooden Flourish under the title and run a piece of the Green Ric Rac Border Strip alongside it to balance. (Tap the border strip lightly before using it to make sure it’s dry!)
Cut a small scalloped strip from the Let’s Picnic paper. Adhere at the top RHS of the cover. Rub some Daisy D’s Wonderyears rubons over the top to finish.
There you go. Now you're ready to decorate the rest of your album. Have fun!

Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2008

Introducing our new Miniatures...

...great for so many things!

This month we have plenty on offer...extra large brackets for stunning pages, boats, submarines and cupcakes.  There are number and letter corners for those quick, yet stunning pages and to top it all off, we are introducing our very own miniatures range! 

The first installment is here, and to showcase a few of the shapes, I will be uploading instructions on how to make the following projects...


Posted: Sunday, June 15, 2008

Our new BLOG!

...will be filled with ideas for you...

Hello all,

Firstly an apology to all of you who keep checking in to see if we've updated our blog...just to find that we've been far to busy to even log on to our website!!!!

Our blog is about to CHANGE!  The DT and I have taken on a roster to make sure you all have lots to see and do...keep your eyes peeled as I bring to you the new Scrapware Blog, a blog worth looking at :)

The June release will be listed on the website over the long weekend...there's cupcakes galore, boats and submarines, letter and number corners, and all things miniature.


Posted: Friday, June 06, 2008

What a busy month!

We're all caught up now....

We're glad to be all caught up from SIA and subsequent orders that flooded in.  A big apology to anyone's order that took a litle longer than usual...

May is a small release for us, seeing as April was a massive one.  Those of you that saw our large animals at SIA, they are finally available!  They are just under 12" to fit on a layout, or they'll look fantastic on your childs wall.  We also have a new range of Karen Day Designs...Karen has wowed us this month with 'boy loves girl' and 'graphx'....fantastic for those boys layouts that we all struggle with!  We have also added to our fantastic range of Journaling Bits - from stars to hearts, butterflies & fish, cars and planes, there is surely something for everyone!

Check out our 'What's New' section for pics.


Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008

We're back....

and wow what a show!

We've made it back from Sydney after a very eventful road trip...don't ever ask how phobic Naomi is of spiders, I learnt first hand!  Sorry to the huntsman that we left on the roadside, but we weren't taking you all the way back to Victoria!

Seeing as there was very little shopping time at the trade show, we have decided to EXTEND our SHOW SPECIALS!!!!  If you get your orders in before Friday 18th of April, the specials will still apply....

We noticed some problems with our web hosting company lastnight (Friday 11th April), our apologies if this affected you.  This has slowed down our loading of the SIA products, but they will be up soon!


Posted: Friday, April 11, 2008

We're at SIA!!!!

...just incase you need us!

We are in Sydney after a fairly eventful road-trip (more on that one later), at the SCRAPBOOKING INDUSTRY AUSTRALIA Trade Show...so please be patient if your orders are taking a little l0nger than usual.  We're all set up for an awesome couple of days, so if you're anywhere near Homebush, please call in and say Hello!


Posted: Monday, April 07, 2008

Class Sneak...

This one is being taught by Kim Arnold!

Good evening all...thought you might be keen to see one of our up and coming classes being taught at SIA next week by the very talented Kim Arnold.  It involves a mixed textile album & loads of our new products...here's a sneak: 

Happy peeking and check in tomorrow for the next one - don't forget to check out the DT's blogs for their giveaways:



Posted: Thursday, April 03, 2008

Sneak Peek #2

Installment number two

Ok, don't all of you faint that I have blogged twice in one week!  I promise that I am here to stay...

Here's the second sneak peek to our new beautiful creation:

And as promised a new sneak peek at another new product:

Stay tuned and check back for more sneak peeks and check out the Design Team's blogs for giveaways and sneak peeks of their own.


Posted: Friday, March 28, 2008

SIA Sneak Peek #1

Shhhh....it's top secret!

Just thought I would get my blogging butt into gear and keep you all informed...

We are in full swing ready for our April 1 release and subsequent SIA follow-on.  What I can tell you is what we have coming up is so gorgeous and unique, you wont want to give it away...although it will make the best present ever!  Here's a sneak peek...

There will be more sneak peeks coming...including our very own Karen Day Designs!


Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

So much to do, so little time!

SIA is coming!!!

Well, I'm back from South Australia and what a fabulous time I had!  The show was fantastic and I had so much fun teaching 4 workshops over two days.  Thank you so much to Charlotte from Charlotte's Web for looking after me and introducing me to so many wonderful ladies...I left feeling relaxed and inspired.

Back to work...with SIA rapidly approaching in a month, we have our heads-down and bottoms-up busily designing new products for the next release.   We have some very exciting things coming your way...including a new designer!  Our very own Karen Day has a Graphics Design background and we all love her style....so we are launching Karen Day Designs!!!  Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for a sneek peak or two.


Posted: Friday, March 07, 2008

Where are we?

We are off to South Australia!

When? Sunday 17th February 9am - 4pm

Where? SA Stamping and Scrapbooking Fair (you will find me at Charlotte's Web!)

First Floor Morphetville Racecourse Function Centre, Morphett Rd, Morphettville

I will then be teaching classes at Charlotte's Web on Monday and Tuesday...drop in to say Hi! (Charlotte's Web, 69 Finnis Street, Marion)



Posted: Friday, February 15, 2008

Announcing Scrapware's Design Team 2008

...and the winners are:

Wow, I can't tell you the amount of talent we have in this country!  We had 47 incredibly talented Scrapbookers and Papercrafters apply, vying for one of four positions on our Design Team. 

A big thank you goes out to everyone that applied, you are all incredibly talented!  A token of our appreciation will be on its way to you next week!  


After a gruelling process, we managed to narrow the search to 6 finalists….let’s say a warm welcome to Scrapware's DT for 2008:

** Kim Arnold **

** Karen Day **

** Cassandra Glass **

**  Coby Kooy **

** Kathie Link **

** Michelle Vass **


Welcome to a new adventure with our Design Team, one that I am sure will inspire you all.




Posted: Friday, February 08, 2008

Big Announcement

Talented Designers please apply!

Scrapware is launching it's first ever Design Team Search.  We are on the lookout for some talented designers - new and experienced, to join our Design Team.   To find out more, click on the link on the Gallery Page and send in your submissions by 31 January.

I will endeavour to respond to all submissions, so if you don't get an email back, please drop me a quick note to see if I have your application.


Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008

It has been a long time coming......

...but we made it!

Happy New Year to you all!   What an exciting year 2008 is promising to be.


All of us here at Scrapware are very excited with our website going live!!  We ask for your patience as we upload the remaining products and add our January Release. 


If you are wanting to order something that hasn’t been added yet, or something you can’t find.… please contact us via our online form, or give us a call. 


Hopefully you will find our new site helpful, inspirational and informative.  We would love to have your feedback about the site – good or bad (it’s all constructive) so don’t be shy about letting us know! 


Happy Scrappin’


Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2008

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