Celebr8, Double page layout class, mattboard, scrapbook kits, scrapbooking page layout kits, Tropical Dreams, uniquely creative, Winter Rose, Yvette Fanciulli


The gorgeous Yvette Fanciulli has designed some fresh and fun new layout kits for us.

Each one includes a little bit of mixed media so if you’re not a fan or just haven’t tried it before, these are a great introduction to trying a little bit of mixed media on your pages.

They come with instructions and full colour photos so you can create them how they were designed or design your own page with the elements in the kit.  You can always add some bits out of your own stash too.

This is a double page layout kit featuring the beautiful Winter Rose collection from Uniquely Creative.  All the beautiful frames are cut for you from Uniquely Creative’s new Rose Gold cardstock and using new frame dies from Uniquely Creative.

You have to love layout kits that allow you the option to pop lots of pics on the page to tell the whole story.  This layout does just that and it is embellished with beautiful hand coloured floral elements from a Uniquely Creative cut and colour cut apart sheet.  The kit also includes a full pack of the large matt board words from Celebr8 and these are coloured to add lots of fabulous punch to the page.

How fun is this page and there are so many things you can do with these versatile little elements.  We have included a second sheet of paper and additional titles so you can easily turn this into a double page layout if you wish.

The simplicity and vibrancy of this page make any photo pop  when you frame it with the panels provided.  Add the Celebr8 matt board flourishes, title  and butterflies and you will have a beautiful fun layout perfect for any photo.  Change your inking colour to suit your photo or your favourite colour.

We see layouts like this all the time but going to the effort of actually cutting all the circles often puts us off actually doing it.  Well it’s done for you in this kit and all the thinking about what patterns and what colours to put where is also done for you.  That doesn’t mean to say you can’t change it up however you like but it’s a great start to get you motivated.  Again, it features some Celebr8 matt board which gives such a fabulous circle frame with flourished floral effects, it’s just  so much fun!!!
This was meant to be a class Yvette would share with you all last month however given the virus, we had to kit it so you get even more options.  All the die cutting is done for you.  We have included one page of watercolour with texture paste already on it if you want to use that or don’t have paste or there is a blank page of watercolour card you can create your own stencilling on.
Your kit also includes a mini mark making stamp or a voucher so you can pick your own from the shelves in store.

Look how much is in your kit!!!!

I just love a splash of hot pink every now and again and when it’s paired with all these beautiful shades of pink and those gorgeous monstera leaves, it’s just a winning combination.
You even get some extra bits to create a matching card if you like or again you could use these bits to make a matching page if you’d prefer.
We hope you like these kits as much as we do and look forward to seeing your creations.

We will have these on our kit page very soon!!!

Remember we are open today Saturday 23rd May and tomorrow Sunday 24th May 10am – 2pm.

Come on in and say hello.

brisbane northside craft, Celebr8, celebr8aus, classes, guest teachers, Michelle Grant Designs, uniquely creative, Yvette Fanciulli


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 info@aplacetocreate.com.au

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
Celebr8, Scrapbook classes Brisbane, scrapbooking brisbane, take note


Celebr8 have become a household name in the scrapbooking world here in Australia
and they take the time to visit us each year which not a lot of suppliers do so we like to show them some love and their products sure do deserve it.

Here’s the latest range “Take Note”.
It’s a fabulously versatile line that you will be able to use for a vast array of occasions.
As always, there are some fabulous matt boards and one stencil released with the range which you can buy individually.

The Bulk Pack includes everything available in the collection so if you’re likely to have FOMO, this is the pack you will want.  If you see a sample on their facebook page, you will be able to replicate it with the bulk pack and still have loads left over for more creations.
Their acetates and embellishments are now only available in the bulk pack so you can’t get these individually any more. 🙁
 The Paper Pack is a great way to grab all the papers and then you can use up some bits from your own “stash” to embellish.  The pack also gives you some inspiration sketches which is always a bonus.

We have confirmed with Celebr8 and this pack is not being used in any of their classes at A Place to Create so don’t worry about doubling up……you’re just going to have to buy this one so you don’t miss out.
Have a fabulous day!

bold&brave, Celebr8, celebr8 bulk pack, celebr8aus, mattboard


We just love Celebr8 products here at A Place to Create
and we have just expanded our in store range of stencils,
 matt board and of course
we always carry their collection packs as they are released?

If you haven’t had time to check out their latest range yet, we’ve gathered a range of their samples here for you to gather inspiration.  The amazing design team have done a fabulous assortment of projects and showcased the range perfectly with so many colour ways.

We hope you find some inspiration here for your next project and if you would like any Celebr8 products, please pop in store or call us on 3851 2200 – we’d love to help you.

And don’t forget for the month of June, we have some great bundle deal offers on Celebr8 matt board and stencils which will save you heaps of $$$$.
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Celebr8, Dreamscapes Album Series, Dreamscapes And Beyond, Melissa Struhs, Scrapbooking classes



 will be offered on two different weekends each month allowing for more flexibility
 to attend as it suits your routine.

                                          We will be hosting an                                                 Information Session for Dreamscapes and Beyond ~ 2019

to be held on
Saturday 19th January at 1.30pm

Dreamscapes and Beyond will allow you the freedom to create with your own choice of colours, papers, embellishments and use the layout ideas for inspiration.
Choose your own theme and learn a new technique each class.
Class is open to intermediate or advanced scrapbookers only.

COST: $20.00 per class
includes a small monthly core kit to complete each technique being taught.
Participants to provide card, paper and other materials needed.


$60.00 / 3 month block
includes a small monthly core kit to complete each technique being taught.
Participants to provide card, paper and other materials needed.

3 MONTH BLOCK FEE includes access to all layouts between classes
 together with access to online Facebook messenger support group.

Products in monthly core kits are chosen to inspire and push you to try new things.
  They will be kept as neutral as possible allowing you to make decisions
about colour to suit your own photos and theme.

Block #1:

February: Saturday 2nd, 10am – 12.30pm or Saturday 16th 1pm – 3.30pm

March: Saturday 9th, 10am – 12.30pm or Saturday 16th 1pm – 3.30pm

April: Saturday 6th, 10am – 12.30pm or Saturday 27th 1pm – 3.30pm

Block #2:

May: Saturday 4th, 10am – 12.30pm or Saturday 18th 1pm – 3.30pm

June: Saturday 1st, 10am – 12.30pm or Saturday 15th 1pm – 3.30pm

July: Saturday 6th, 10am – 12.30pm or Saturday 20th 1pm – 3.30pm

For those who attended Dreamscapes last year,  please note that you will need to choose your date and sessions as the same class is offered twice in the one month.  
If you are planning on attending Mel’s Limited Edition class as well as Dreamscapes, the date later in the month will allow you to attend both classes on one day.  Alternatively you may choose to attend Dreamscapes earlier in the month in the morning session and then attend the  Limited Edition class later in the month – again in a morning session.
Should you wish to discuss your needs, please feel free to pop in and chat with us.
Please register your interest for the information session by emailing Gayle at:
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

#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

always and forever, Celebr8, celebr8 bulk pack, celebr8 sketch packs


We have a large shipment on it’s way for the June show so each day for the next few days, I will show you some of the yummy things that are in our delivery.
Celebr8 is a family owned scrapbooking manufacturer in South Africa who we have come to love for their unique style and quality.
The owners, Denis and Erin are a perfect team with Denis using his design talent to create the collections and Erin being a creative genius when it comes to creating samples.
Here is their latest collection,

Always and Forever.

Celebr8 chipboard is created from a white based board so you don’t have to prep it to get great colours.  This makes creating so easy and you can use so many products on them.

Did you know that complementary pages to create a double layout are a standard design concept in South Africa, making it super easy for you to plan the base for a page without even thinking?

Hope you like it as much as we do.  Stay tuned for when it lands in store.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Celebr8, Celebr8 Forever Friends, Kaisercraft, Melissa Struhs, scrapbooking page layout kits


Don’t you just love it when someone does all the thinking for you?
A Place to Create is your new one stop layout shop.
 Just check all these new additions to our range of layout kits.
We have an ever growing range of kits available and this week is no exception with more new layout kits completed.  We are very excited to welcome the incredibly talented Melissa Struhs to our team as she prepares to come on board teaching next year.  Melissa has created a fabulous double layout featuring her son and his “brave” father as the “L” plate came out. 
This kit includes instructions and has the option of adding stitching, embossing and some paint splattering at the end if you so desire.
Some People Don’t Believe in Heroes Double page Layout Kit
designed by Melissa Struhs.
Cost ~ $15.00
Sharon’s been busy again and heaven forbid, working with shades of purple so you can imagine how happy she was to do it – lol.  Anyway, the result is another double layout page kit in pretty soft shades of lilac.
Lilac Whispers Double Page Layout kit
Designed by Sharon Bernardi
Cost ~ $12.00


For those who have heaps of photos to catch up on, we have some new kits which have multiple layouts.  The first is a set of 3 double page layouts featuring Kaisercraft Rose Avenue which has a beautiful shabby chic feel and soft shades of pinks, blues and greens. 
Kit includes full cutting instructions and colour photos.

Rose Avenue – 3 x Double Page Layout kit
Designed by Gayle Bowden and Sandra Weijters
Cost ~ $45.00
Check out this gorgeous 4 Page Kit using Celebr8’s “Forever Friends” range.
These kits include everything you need to embellish these layouts with lace, beads, flowers, bling and more.  An additional multi media pack is available if you would like a kit that includes one of the fabulous Celebr8 stencils and the Colour Blast Colour Pastes used on the samples for stencilling.

CELEBR8 – Forever Friends 4 page kit
1 x Double Page Layout
2 x Single Page Layout
Cost ~ TBA
Additional mixed media kit ~ $15.00
And if you want something that works for the guys as well or those who aren’t so into florals,
we have a monster 5 double page layout kit  featuring Kaisercraft’s Story Book. These layouts give you a basis on which to start and then you can add photos and more embellishments if you wish.

Story Book 5 x Double Page Layout kit
Designed by Sharon Bernardi
Cost ~ $39.50

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Celebr8, Good Vibes, Kerrie Gurney, Mixed Media, Sandra Weijters, scrapbooking page layout kits


The restock of Celebr8’s Good Vibes has arrived and we now have more of Kerrie Gurney’s fabulous 4 page kit available.  Remember you can also buy the additional mixed media pack with this one if you don’t own any and you want the stencil used on the layouts.  The additional kit includes 1 x Celebr8 stencil, texture paste and 3 emboss powders used
4 page kit ~ $55.00
Additional mixed media pack ~ $15.00

We’ve started thinking about Christmas and have 2 card kits and this new 4 page layout kit which also leaves you with heaps of extra ephemera from the full pack in your kit so you can keep creating or add more elements to your pages. 
Kit ~ $30.00

And Sandra has created this gorgeous, fresh and pretty double layout with all your chipboard prepared for you. 
Kit ~ $20.00

We will be updating our KITS page on the blog today with loads more layout kits available in store or over the phone for postal orders.
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team