Card and Scrapbooking Supplies Blog

May 22, 2012

June Kit – Wedding or Celebration theme.

This months kit is mainly using products from The Bella! Wedding Collection. I have chosen the silver papers as they tend to work with any coordinating colour. You can however look at this collection on our store  and add other papers to your kit. Just email me or message here and I will tell you what the additional cost will be. The stock on some of the papers is getting low and I may not get a chance to update the website before you look but ask anyway!!

This is the kit: 


June Kit - Wedding or Celebration theme.

The kit contains the following:
1x Bella Wedding Collection Silver 1 Double sided cardstock
1x Bella Wedding Collection Silver 3 Double sided cardstock
1x piece of white embossed card stock 12 x 6“
3x Chromatics cardstock – Your choice to suit your project ideas or I choose black and white plus one colour
2x Pages from the DCWV Paper Stack Formal Affair – you choose by looking at the link below showing the pages or I choose. 
                        Number the papers off 1-24 and tell me what number you want. This will be on a first come basis as there are just two of each style page in the stack.
4x Bella Wedding Pearls – silver or gold rim
3x Bella! Wedding Tokens
5x Bella Wedding Seals – you choose between silver or gold – hearts or flutes
3x Organza Brads – Silver, Gold or Black
1 metre Organza Ribbon – silver, gold or white
3x Ribbon buckles – round, square, hearts*
3x Die cut shapes
.5 metre Paper ribbon (self adhesive) – silver, white or black
1x Double sided Tape
*The photo only shows 2 ribbon buckles but you will get three in the kit.
Too many choices – I can choose for you if you just want to receive a kit and be surprised (but please suggest one coloured card stock) or make the choices as per above.
Of course you can use the papers and embellishments for any number of projects including card making and off the page projects. Add your photos to the Facebook page or send them to me and I will upload and be in to win! The person who receives the most likes on a project will receve a gift.
I have also done a video showing more detail of the contents of the kit.  I didn’t want to add this to You Tube but had difficulty loading it here. I need to learn how!!!
The kit will be $20 plus $8 freight if you purchase via the BLOG – $25 via the Online Store.  Email me at  or leave a message below stating you would like to purchase a kit and I will email details on the next step to make payment and let you know when this will be freighted to you with tracking details. 
May 06, 2012

A Layout from Hilary using the April Kit

Isn’t this wording just so perfect for this layout. Awesome Hilary and thank you so much for sending this through to share.

A pocket full of Gorgeous

Hilary has used the Fairy Tale Cardstock from the Ever After range

and the Flyaways Butterflies also from the Ever After range.

April kits are still available from the Online Store at $25

or purchase direct for $20. See the Kit Club tab under categories in this BLOG and see how to purchase direct.

Any questions, please either leave a comment or email me on


March 14, 2012

Monthly Scrapbooking Kit – April 2012

I have decided to put together a scrapbooking kit each month using the Fynmark range of products and from time to time other coordinating items.

The Fynmark or sometimes more commonly known by the Brand names of Bella! or Ruby-Rockit are released in coordinating papers and embellishments.

The first kit will be the Ever After Range. Beautiful double sided quality patterned cardstock with lovely embellishments that enhance your projects.

So, what will be in the kit and what will it cost?

The Complete kit

4x Double sided Ever After Papers – Now and Forever, Cherish, Romance and Fairy Tale (Photos below show the reverse side of the papers)

3x Chromatics Coordinating Cardstock with Linen look finish – Dove, Ice, Denim

4x Coordinating ribbons 33cm each piece – Rick Rak, Blue Pleated, White Pleated, Silver and white Butterfly/Flower Trim

10x Small Brads – 5 Blue and 5 White glitter

4x Sets of Paper Flowers in Navy and White (2 sets of each) – 16 pieces

1x Strip of Silver Bling – 10 pieces

4x Chip Icons – These will vary in each kit – not necessarily the ones shown in the photo. 2x white and 2x silver icons.

1x Packet of dimensional butterflies – 6 pieces

Now the price$20 for the complete kit Plus $7  freight or free to pick up if you are in Christchurch . Usual retail price for all these items in the kit if they could be purchased seperately would be $26.

What is the benefit of the kits?

To purchase the papers and then buy all the individual packs to get the above items would cost $63.50. By purchasing the kit you get what you need to embellish your pages, plain cardstock to mat your photos, make your title or use for your journaling and perhaps use up additional items you already have in your craft cupboard.

To start with I will only be making up 10x kits.  Unlike some other scrapbooking kit clubs you do not need to sign up for any more than one month at a time. Those on our mailing list will be notified as to when the next kit is due for release.

Upgrade your kit.

You may want to add some double sided tape to assist in completing your layouts – Usually $3.29  purchase with your kit for $2.50 and/ or Ribbon Glue – Usually $3.29 purchase with your kit for $2.50 or purchase the two making your kit cost $25 plus freight.

 Now also the chance to win.

 Post any or all of your layouts on the Facebook page during April

If you don’t use Facebook send me the photos and I will do that for you. The layout that receives the most “Like`s” will win a scrapbooking gift. I will also add all the Facebook Layout photos to this BLOG.

Kits will be sent out during the week of the 26th March ready for you to begin uploading photos during April.

How to sign up for the first kit.

Email me and pre-order your kit – let me know if you are upgrading. I will reply and confirm your order or tell you if they have sold out.  If you receive confirmation I will also enclose Bank Account Details and ask you to make a payment by a certain date. Your kit will be couriered to you during the week of the 26th March and I will send the Fastways tracking details. Unfortunately there is no cheaper way to send 12 x 12 papers and I am subsidising some of the freight and packaging cost as freight charges have just gone up and are about to be adjusted on the Online Store.

New to Scrapbooking? Check out this site to gain some ides for layouts or Google Scrapbooking sketches and you will be amazed at how many are available for you to look at. I will try to include some sketches in your kit as well.

Now those additional photos – Double sided cardstock.

Now and Forever


Fairy Tale





 Card makers you are not forgotten!!
I am just trying to consider the best way to provide suitable card makers kits at a reasonable cost. Keep watching Facebook and this BLOG.
Of course you can get the scrapbooking kit and cut the papers up and you have the embellishments already in your kit.
If you do purchase the kit for cardmaking let me know and I will include  a seperate competition for Cardmakers.


February 13, 2012

Layout – A Day to Remember

This beautiful layout was created by Debbie from Christchurch. Debbie has used some of the Bella! range of papers and followed a layout sketch Jan/Feb  from the Fynmark BLOG.

Isn`t this just lovely!

A Day to Remember

Debbie says “I hand made the rosettes by punching a circle then cutting a swirl out of it. Next I curled it around tightly then let it go to unswirl loosely. After that I hot glue gunned the rosette to a smaller punched circle as a base and flattened it with my hand a bit. Love doing flower embellishments that way.“ Take a look at a close up view.

Close Up View


Debbie, an experienced scrapbooker has her own BLOG. You might want to check it out at:

Thank you so much for sharing this with us Debbie.

Check out some of the Bella! paper range at:


January 30, 2012

New Fynmark Paper stacks Coming this week.


Just thought you would like to know the news. Fynmark have a new range –  Paper stacks. Here in NZ we have ordered  the 12 x 12 stacks and the card making size stacks and they are great value.

The card making stacks will be $9.90 and the 12 x 12 $27.50. The first two designs in each size we have ordered are:  The Oriental Chic stacks and Wedding stacks.

Oriental Chic Stacks


Sneek Peek inside Oriental Chic


Wedding Stacks


Sneek Peek inside Wedding Stacks

Before seeing these stacks I was wondering how versatile the Oriental Chic would be in the NZ market but as you can see the pages are colourful and will be able to be used for any number of creative themes. It’s funny how you have preconceived ideas about how you think a product will look before you get to see it.  After seeing them I can’t wait to get my own supply.
Ok so any of my friends or family reading this will laugh because I have an over abundance of papers but………….these designs are super cool and………I am starting to use up some of my massive supplies of papers. Mmmm a little dent anyway!
I also went on to the Fynmark BLOG and looked at what others have created with these stacks. You might want to check some of the creations out at:
I know I get so many ideas after looking at how people use some of our products.
So, by later this week my order will arrive and the stacks will be added to our store and I will put the link here and also on our Facebook page .