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NEW Tim Holtz Distress® Saltwater Taffy – Restocked!

Ranger and Tim Holtz are very excited to announce another Distress colour to love! Introducing Saltwater Taffy, a colourful confection of peachy pink, capturing the nostalgia of a seaside boardwalk.

This new Distress colour is available in Distress products: Ink Pad, Re-inker, Oxide® Pad, Oxide® Re-inker, Embossing Glaze, Spray Stain, Oxide® Spray & Paint.

Come in store while you have the chance!

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Brand new Dylusions Diddy Stamps and new Dyalog Stencils are here!

We’ve been waiting and waiting for a brand new Dylusions release and we’re very happy to let you know that the wait is over. Dyan has six brand new ‘Diddy’ clear stamp sets for you and three new Dyalog stencils which are so, so useful!

These stamps and stencils are perfect for when you want to add sentiments, doodles, icons and more to your projects.

All new Dylusions Diddy Stamps and Dyalog Stencils will be available in store soon, but we are expecting them to sell out quick.

Call the store to pre-order your items from from the first shipment! 3851 2200.

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Easter Weekend Opening Hours

Good morning beautiful people,

Our Easter Weekend Opening Hours will be as follows:

Fri 15th April, Good Friday — SHOP CLOSED

Sat 16th April, Easter Saturday — SHOP OPEN 9am – 4pm

(Come join us for our In Store Crop from 9am – 6pm on the 16th!)

Sun 17th April, Easter Sunday — SHOP CLOSED

Mon 18th April, Easter Monday — SHOP CLOSED

We hope to see you all in store on Tuesday the 19th after a restful weekend with your loved ones.

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Donation Drive for Flood Affected Furry Friends


Our Donation Drive for our flood-affected furry friends is still accepting donations, up until Friday the 1st of April.

If you would like to help out, any of the following items will be most welcome:

Dry food donations > companion animal kibbles, small animal and wildlife food,milk powders, cereals etc.Tins of dog and cat food are also welcomed.

Equipment > containment, pet bowls, blankets, cages etc.

Cleaning products > disinfectant and field kits for injured animals.

If you would prefer to donate much needed cash, we have a collection at the counter you can contribute to. We will be passing along your generous donations to local animal groups as soon as possible so they can distribute these resources to where they’re needed most.

Thank-you in advance for your support.

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Carers Foundation Australia Fundraising Event

I was fortunate to attend a fundraising event held by The Carers Foundation Australia at Victoria Park. This incredible charity was set up by Ronnie Benbow and her husband Michael and is based in Cedar Creek. I was made aware of The Carers Foundation by one of our wonderful customers Kim Steinmuller who herself is a carer. Ronnie holds wellness retreats for unpaid carers and her story is very inspiring. They are real people providing real support. Did you know there are over 2.65 million carers in Australia who make up 11% of the population ? 7 out of 10 carers are woman and 1 in a 11 carers are under the age of 25. Over one third of primary carers have a disability. These are just a few facts. A Place to Create has supported many fantastic causes over the years and we really wanted to make a difference to whoever we supported. We have been looking to support a local community charity and having been a carer myself, I am only too aware of the stress , anxiety and the constant emotional support one has to give to the person you are caring for. We donated for the auction a $250.00 gift voucher. To offer our wonderful space for those amazing carers who are creative and do not get the opportunity to do something they are passionate about, will make such a difference. There are many of you who have been or who are currently carers and you are the unsung hero’s that need that support. is worth visiting… thank you for reading.
– Karenina 🌻

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Demo Video: Stamping and Embossing

Do you want scrapbooking ideas, cardmaking inspiration, and stamping tutorials at your fingertips? Well, these are the videos for you! You might be asking, ‘how do I start stamping?’ or ‘I’ve never done this before!’ and that’s okay because this video covers all the basics of stamping, embossing and using glazes, powders and a range of tools.

We hope you love it!

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Cardmaking: Top 4 Best Selling Card Kits

Do you want to learn cardmaking? Do you want to make gorgeous, handmade cards, but just don’t quite know where to start? Or are you an experienced crafter or scrapbooker who wants to create cards from some of Australia’s best designers (we may be biased, but we think they’re pretty spectacular!)

Why cardmaking kits? Cardmaking kits are perfect for aspiring crafters and experienced creators alike because they come complete with all the materials you need to make your very own cards. All of the papers, ribbons, embellishments, bling, die cuts required to create gorgeous cards, as well as full, detailed instructions, and photographs of the sample cards for you to copy and/or just be inspired by!

We’ve made a list of our TOP 4 BEST SELLING CARD KITS, which you can purchase on our website, or by visit us in store.


Rich colour photo of 10 brightly coloured cards

This Silhouette 10 card kit has so many different colours and themes for so many occasions! There’s really something for everyone in this card kit, and it’s only $25.00 for everything you need to make these 10 cards!


Grid collage of ten handmade cards featuring Country Roads Collection

This 10 card kit features Uniquely Creative’s Country Roads collection and is designed by one of our fantastic teachers Yvette Fanciulli. You can visit Yvette’s page here to see all of the kits and classes she creates for A Place to Create:


Photo of cardmaking kit for kids with colouring in panels

This kit comes with everything you need to create your very own 10 cards and personalise them with your own flair as your colour in the card fronts! Perfect for the kids, or the kids at heart!


Cardmaking kit featuring pinks, reds and whites

Do you want to create STUNNING cards like this? This Masterclass card kit includes everything you need to make these pink-themed cards, as well as full colour photos and instructions.

If you want to start cardmaking, these kits are the way to go. Perfect for all abilities and skill levels, and waiting for you online and in store.

Happy crafting!