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Can you believe half the year is gone already?

It’s all been a bit surreal but we have all done really well to keep ourselves and each other safe in Australia and hope we can continue to be mindful and safe as we resume activities.

Tomorrow sees us reopen our classroom and we are beyond excited.

The calendar is packed for July and we also have visiting businesses like Stella and Dash visiting with their first in store ear ring making class on Monday 27th July also.  All bookings are direct through Stella and Dash so it’s not on the calendar but we would love to see you enjoy yourself at this class also.

We popped Suzie in for two days – a Saturday and Sunday to help get over how long it’s been since we did mixed media with her.  Beginners are welcome to attend her classes as the class is slow paced with demonstrations and then creative times staggered.

Remember our Wednesday scrap and chats are FREE 10am – 3pm however we must have bookings for these as we manage numbers and undertake the necessary arrangements for cleaning and spacing.

We would presume it goes without saying now that if you are displaying any cold or flu like symptoms, high temperatures or sore throat, that you stay home and seek medical advice before returning to social activities.

Please do not attempt to attend classes if you are unwell as we will have to ask you to leave for the comfort and safety of everyone.  Many thanks in advance for your co-operation as we work through this unprecedented event and reopening of the classroom.

Hope to see you in store soon!

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Uniquely Creative have some fabulous releases lately including two mini stamp and colour kits
and we have loads in store for you.

TRUE NORTH is a beautifully sophisticated range perfect for all age groups especially males.

It fits that teenage style perfectly but is so open ended.  Whether it’s cards or layouts, you will find some awesome inspiration on the Uniquely Creative Blog.

The PURRFECT collection is obviously focused on all things feline and 
is perfect for all your cat loving friends.
 And if that still doesn’t give you something perfect for your family or friends, then it’s time to call in the big guns and go with YOU’RE WEIRD!!!!  It says it all!!!!

This month’s collection features platypus or Ornithorhynchus if you want to sound intelligent
and in many of the samples it features a 3 window frame die which we have in stock also.
You can buy the stamps and dies separately or grab the mini kit and add on the dies – it’s great value this way and you get loads of extra bits.

Hope you find something you like, Karenina and the team.

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Happy Sunday everyone!!!
If you haven’t visited one of Brisbane’s fabulous scrapbooking, papercraft and mixed media stores, we invite you to come and have a look around.
The store is under the new management of Karenina Maitland Taylor and is alive with new opportunities, exciting events and familiar staff you have come to know and trust to guide you.
We often have people visit who are surprised at the size of the store after entering the front door.
The view from the street doesn’t do justice to the amount of space we have inside and after visiting stores across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia, I can honestly say that A Place to Create is one of the largest and best stocked stores in the country.
Despite having 5 rooms of stock, we still have a small class area which can be used for smaller classes and scrap and chats but we also have a very large air conditioned space.  
This new air conditioned space and comfort has allowed us to expand our class options for 2020 as well as invite talented teachers to share their passion with you.

We will also be hiring this room  out this year so if you have a group (be it craft or otherwise) and need a large air conditioned space for whatever it is you want to do, please enquire with Karenina on 3851 2200 or email

Last weekend we saw the gorgeous Erin Bruton from Celebr8 South Africa and 
Jenny Heaslip from Celebr8 Australia, entertain 100 ladies.
Next weekend on Saturday 22nd February, sees the vibrant Yvette Fanciulli join us to get messy and colourful with Uniquely Creative and Dylusions products in a class open to both scrapbookers and card makers alike.
On March 14th, the space will transform into one of Brisbane’s biggest craft de-stash sales where crafters will offload their unwanted crafting materials and shoppers will revel in the wonderous finds and bargains to be had.
Join our event on facebook to stay updated and be reminded so you don’t miss out.
On the last weekend of March, another local talent, Michelle Grant joins us for 3 fabulous class opportunities.  Saturday 28th March will see participants partake in a full day of mixed media mayhem exploring many techniques with mixed media elements. 
Whether you are a card maker or scrapbooker, the techniques remain the same – just the size changes so this class is a must for anyone wanting an introduction to mixed media or try new techniques.
Sunday will consist of 2 classes and you can stay updated by joining the event on Facebook.
All the details for upcoming classes can be found on our Classes / Events tab and some can also be found on Facebook Events which you can join to stay updated.
Thanks so much for joining us here and we hope to see you in store really soon as your custom and support is what allows us to stay open – supporting small businesses and bricks and mortar stores is becoming increasingly important in this digital age.  
Have a wonderful Sunday and do visit us soon.
xo Sharon
on behalf of all the staff at A Place to Create
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Good morning and happy Sunday!!!!  Rain at last!!!
We so hope you got rain also and your tanks are full and your gardens are happy.  We pray that the rains found many fires and put this nightmare season to an end.
This morning I awoke to the loudest chorus of laughter from kookaburras that I’ve heard in such a long time.  It was as though they were singing in joy at the relief of rain and what it will mean for the wildlife both flora and fauna.  So, I thought it befitting to tell you about something very Australian this morning.
Last year we were fortunate enough to have two Australiana themed collections release before Christmas and your response was overwhelming.  
It seems the Australian distributors are starting to listen and Kaisercraft have now made another range, Native Breeze,  available which should arrive late this week.  If you had to wait for our second, third, fourth or fifth reorder last year, you can avoid that by pre-ordering what you want and we will call you as soon as it arrives.  Email us with your order or call the store on 3851 2200 (Tuesday to Saturday 9am – 4pm).

Here are all the images – the collection includes:

* a 12×12″ collection pack (there are generally 3 papers from the entire collection that are not included in this so if you want them all, you will need to order these 3 separately – just tell the staff and they will know which 3 and add them on for you)

* 9 individual double sided 12×12″ papers

* sticker book

* clear stamps

* 6.5×6.5″ paper pad

* collectables, and

* wood flourishes.













If you love our card kits, you’ll be excited to know that Deb and Sue have created a 15 card kit for you and it should be ready for collection after 28th January.  Pre-orders can be taken now.
The kit is only $35.00 and includes cards, envelopes, papers, collectables, ribbons, die cuts and everything you’ll need to complete the cards. 
 Images will be emailed to you when you purchase the kit.
We will have pics of the card kit this week for you.

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This weekend is fast approaching and that means its nearly


at our in store retreat.
In store retreats allow you to scrap or create all day with all your friends
while we  prepare all the food and best of all, you can shop all day and night!!!!
If you haven’t booked a place and think you deserve some special time to create, phone the store to check availability or go on the wait list in case someone can’t make it.
 You can book for one or both days. Ph: 3851 2200

 Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

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Open Easter Saturday

A Place to Create is open Easter Saturday from 9.30am – 4.00pm with a
free crop all day so grab your friends and check out Brisbane’s largest store
 of scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, paper craft, ribbons, lace and more.

Remember Saturday is the last day of the month which means it’s the
last day of our March Madness Sale so if you haven’t popped in yet,
 this is the best time to do it and take advantage of the sale as
well as see all the new stock that has arrived this week.

Call the store now on  3851 2200 to book your places.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

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Don’t forget this week’s $5 make and takes allow you to play 
with coloured texture pastes and stencils.

 Perfect for those who have never had a go at mixed media 
or anyone who wants to try the colours before buying. 
Wednesday 10am. Thursday 1pm, Friday 10am. 
Call the store on 3851 2200 to hold a spot.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

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You’ve got no idea how much new stock has arrived which means we had to do a little juggling of space.  Great news is we’ve had a great tidy up, added loads to the March Madness Sale and discounted heaps more bits and pieces.

Al the flowers now have a little corner of their own.

We have so many beautiful ribbon and lace options altogether in the middle room now.

New “Imagine That” from Echo Park now has a home with the fabulous colours of Shimelle.

Celebr8 now has a new larger home where all the kids and bright papers used to be. 
New stock is on its way with loads of beautiful new flowers, matt board, papers and stencils.

Easter, Spring and the bright fun colours are all hanging out together in the
 middle of the middle room.  (That’s not confusing at all is it?)

New “Practically Perfect” from Carta Bella is in stock.

Cocoa Vanilla has a new home too and as always, looks fabulous when it’s all together.

Graphic 45 has now moved inside and most of the older lines are on clearance so be quick.
New lines now in store include “Fairie Dust” & “Little Women” and the
 new “Floral Shoppe” is due any day.

We have loads of 12″x 12″ sticker sheets and other stickers & die cuts to finish 
off your pages / projects.

Did you need ribbon?  We have so many ribbons!!!
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team