#brisbanescrapbookexpo, Celebr8, crafttime


What an amazing time we had at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Show which was combined with the Stitches and Craft show this year over two halls at the Brisbane Convention Centre.  Unlike many other years, there was little congestion as the show attendees enjoyed a much more spacious layout plan along with loads of demonstrations, make and takes and amazing displays.

If you visited us at the show, we hope you enjoyed the bargains and all the fun being had by all and if you didn’t, we hope you’ll enjoy the newly organised shop since returning things from the show.

A special thanks go to the following people who helped us pull both the show, the shop, our products and the stand display ready for what was a fantastic event:-
Carmel for keeping the shop open while Gayle and Sharon took it easy at the show (hahahaha),
Sandra for assisting with all kit prep and helping Carmel out at the shop,
Evon for her efforts in finalising kits for the show,
Sue and Deb for their help in both creating fabulous card kits for the show and popping in behind the scenes on set up day to help with the racking up of the stand,
Julie for her help on both set up day and the weekend (and for keeping the bin company alongside our international visitor – Dennis – you were apparently the best bin buddy),
Jo for her endless hours of die cutting and prepping at the shop for weeks leading up to the show and her help all weekend at the show keeping us well watered, fed and sugared up as well as serving customers very ably.

To the amazing team at Colour Blast, we enjoyed your company as neighbours for the event.

We were lucky enough to have Little Birdie flower company doing make and takes beside us all weekend and have placed a large order for their fantastic new range of products so stay tuned.  Arrival is approximately 30 days away.

Of course, Miss Kerrie, the wonderful tour guide for the international guests.  I think she may have another calling in life as a tour guide.

Last but not least the awesome Celebr8 team, Dennis and Erin, who came all the way from South Africa to join the show and promote their products, it was absolutely fabulous meeting you and sharing the aisle with you – even if you did tease our customers with a sold out range!  We look forward to seeing you in store on Thursday for some more laughs.


Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

#brisbanescrapbookexpo, 4 day craft show, brisbane stitches and craft, Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo


Craft show time that is…….The Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo is coming to Brisbane in less than a month and A Place to Create will be there again!

Our stand number is A15 so if you’re going, 

be sure to pop your head in and say hi.  

If you’re not planning on going to the show, remember we will have all our show specials in store for the week leading up to the show so you don’t have to carry your goodies around at the show and you can be assured you have the same bargain prices.

Did you know this year the show will run for 4 days this year instead of 3? 

 And it is combining with the Brisbane Stitches and Craft Show?

You will be able to buy one, two, three or four day entry tickets.

There are also two competitions running, one for scrapbookers and one for card makers so why not have a go?  You have to be in it to win it.
Full details can be found on the Expo website but here is an idea of what’s involved.

Hope to see you in store or at the show soon,
 Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

#brisbanescrapbookexpo, scrapbooking sale


We had a fabulous first day at the show, something different for us as we don’t usually do shows but it was lovely to see so many familiar faces and catch up with friends in the industry who we don’t see often due to the fact we’re all running our own businesses.
Our booth at the Scrapbook and Paper Craft Expo is tiny but it sure got a lot of attention yesterday with people keen to not miss out on the huge bargains we had.  The biggest hit was our buckets of flowers I think as customers stripped the entire wall of them.
 It was this busy all day until about 3 when we could finally grab some a good old fashioned vegemite sandwich (well at least a few bites of it anyway).  
Let’s see what today brings.
Remember all our specials continue in store so our local customers need not venture far for their fix this weekend and as a bonus we are open Monday 9.30am – 2pm so that visitors to Brisbane can also visit the store.
Happy Creating Gayle and the
A Place to Create Team

#brisbanescrapbookexpo, card kits, Evon Hagan, Jane Tregenza, Katrina Thompson. Sharon Bernardi, Sandra Weijters


Check out all these new kits we have in store now and will be taking to the show today for set up day of the 2017 Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
Our kits come complete with full colour photos, your card bases, all patterned paper and card stock, embellishments, die cuts, ribbons etc to complete the full set.  Samples are generally also available in store for further reference and you are welcome to use our classroom tables for free to compile your projects.  Wednesday Scrap n Chats or Saturday crops are a great time to work on kits also as you don’t need to think about what to bring and can also socialise with others and see what they are working on.


Ubud Dreams card kit ~ 8 cards (5×7″) and 2 chipboard tags ~ designed by Sharon Bernardi

 Down by the Sea Card Kit ~ 8 asst card sizes ~ Designed by Sharon Bernardi
 Australians card kit ~ 10 cards ~ designed by Sandra Weijters
 Fresh and Fun card kit ~ 10 cards ~ designed by Sharon Bernardi
 Ooh La La card kit ~ 10 cards ~ designed by Katrina Thompson 
 Australiana Post card kit ~ 11 cards (only 9 shown) ~ designed by Evon Hagan

 Be Merry card kit ~ 9 square cards ~ designed by Sharon Bernardi
Lace and Pearls ~  6 cards ~ designed by Sharon Bernardi
 Lattice and Lace ~ 6 cards ~ designed  by Sharon Bernardi
 Prima cards ~ 1 side stepper card, 1 square card, 1 tag ~ designed by Jane Tregenza
(complete with full colour instructions and photos)

  We look forward to showing you all our kits in store or at the show.   Have a wonderful day!
 Happy Creating Gayle and the
A Place to Create Team