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. www.thecarersfoundation.org/ is worth visiting… thank you for reading.
– Karenina 🌻
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!
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.
SILHOUETTE 10 CARD KIT
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!
COUNTRY ROADS 10 CARD KIT
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: https://www.instagram.com/love_evy1/
KIDS COLOURING IN 10 CARD KIT
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!
10 CARD PINK MASTERCLASS KIT
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.
Don’t forget to share your creations with us by tagging us @aplace2create on Facebook and Instagram!! We love seeing your creations and resharing to inspire others!
Sharon shares the latest tips and tricks as well as some tried and tested techniques in our latest demo video!
Be sure to share your creations with us! Tag us in your posts @aplace2create on Facebook and Instagram.
Finally have time to plan something special for yourself this year? The promise of some well deserved time to relax and get creative is a fabulous place to start. Mel has some amazing scrapbooking class options for the year ahead and there is something for every skill level and every budget. Make sure you pop by the store to see all of the samples for these classes in person, being able to see them up close gives you a sense of all of the amazing details that aren’t always seen in a photo. Here’s what to keep an eye out for….
“Limited Edition” is a fully kitted class with full instructions for 2 double page layouts, and is amazing value for money. Each month the kit inclusions change and it is perfect for people who are wanting to learn fabulous techniques all while learning how to make the most of the patterned papers and the embellishments. During class we create one of the double page layouts, leaving one for you to take home and work on at your own pace. We offer this class once a month on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30am till 12 noon. Any remaining kits are available for purchase at the store if you are unable to make it to class.
Our “Storyteller” class gives everyone a chance to reimagine the divided page protectors and turn them into a beautiful home for recording those personal stories and giving your layouts a much needed interactive element. We are finding that people are using these double sided elements as an additional way to use even more images and add to pre existing layouts. It really has become a firm favourite for our customers on a Saturday so we have added a mid week class on a Thursday to give more people a chance to join the fun. A small kit of basics is included in the class cost, you get to add whatever patterned papers and colours you like. Mel has created invaluable ideas on how to make your storytelling even more special with a fabulous journalling prompt to help advance beyond the basics. Storyteller is on the 1st Saturday of the month at 1pm till 3:30pm as well as the Thursday, please check the class calendar for further details.
And lastly, our “Dreamscapes 2021” class makes it’s return for a fourth year of album building fun. Take the theme of your choice….celebration, holidays, favourite places and join us for one class a month for the next 10 months. We have created a great community of people who are working on these large projects, the online support group via social media has made this class one not to be missed. The cost of $250 upfront covers your classes from February to November, gives you access to a private Facebook group and is home to all the information you need to get organised for a fun and productive year ahead. Our first group have already had their first class and were ecstatic with all of the content and help they received, we currently have space for a few more people to join our Saturday afternoon group on the 3rd Saturday of the month, 12:30pm till 3:30pm. It’s definitely not too late to join by yourself or with someone you know will love the opportunity. Let Mel guide you through her process of creating these gorgeous albums, perfect for gifting to your family at the end of the year.
To book in to any of these classes, call the store for more info and bookings – 38512200.