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We are busy adding something new to our Christmas room every week.

Not only have we got paper ranges in a variety of colours and styles, we have specialty A4 papers, foil card, mirror board, ribbons, flowers, bells and a huge array of wreath making items.  

Darkroom Door have release stencils which are proving very popular.

We also added a new kit this week and have 2 Christmas Card kits left to choose from at this stage as well as 1 Stamperia Christmas tag kit option also.

If you haven’t visited our Christmas room yet, now is a great time to come on in and have a look and remember there are only 3 days left of our sale.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Christmas, free crops, HOLIDAY TRADING HOURS


Did you realise we have been in our new premises for two and a half years now?
Every day we have customers who are astonished that it must be that long since they’ve visited. 
If you haven’t been to our new store across the road from the industrial estate, 
you  might like to make the time over Christmas to see just how much we’ve grown.
We would love to see you over the Christmas break but don’t want you to come when we are closed so please take note of the special Christmas trading hours below. 


Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm

It seems not that long ago that we were making resolutions and promising ourselves
more time for “us” – where has the year gone?
If you still need some time for you before Christmas or the New Year kicks in, 
we have loads of FREE CROP times available so you can catch up on your albums, cards or whatever it is you want to work on.  Stay for the whole time or just come and go as you please and work around your other commitments.
At these sessions, you can bring your projects and tool kit and use our air conditioned space to escape the housework, kids or whatever and just take time for you.  
You can bring your lunch and use our fridge, microwave and kitchen, 
tea and coffee are available all day.
Why not grab a friend or two and catch up with friends while catching up on your projects???
Phone the store on 3851 2200 to book so we can make sure we have a space set up for you.



There is also one last minute chance to get help from Sharon to put together any of your Christmas card kits or any of our other card kits you’re struggling to get finished.
Thursday 20th December, anytime between 10am – 3pm
Between 10am and 3pm, Sharon will be working in store and will be available to help with laying out and assembling your card kits purchased in store  whether you have pre-purchased them in past or purchase them on the day.
Call us at the store on 3851 2200 to let us know if you’d like to come in on this day.
Wishing you and your family a very Merry  Christmas,
 Gayle and the A Place to Create Team

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Next Tuesday sees our card makers undertake a fun day of card making in their month of Christmas in July.  
With 5 projects to be completed for just $15 and lots of laughs and friendly chats, this group is a great way to socialise each week.  
Tea and coffee start at 9.30am and class starts at 10am.

Call the shop to join the girls for this or any of their other upcoming classes featured below.


On Tuesday 31st, it’s down to business to wrap up Christmas in July with 10 fabulously assorted Christmas cards being created  in a master class – 4 hours of crafting fun with friends and heaps of papers left over to keep playing afterwards.

The class is $35.00 and runs from 10am till 2pm.  It includes a full 6×6″paper pad, assorted embellishments, base cards, trims and all items to complete as well as loads of inspiration to keep you creating.

This is a fun and relaxed group of ladies who share a coffee and a chat as well as some home baked goodies on occasions.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

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A Place to Create’s First Scrapbooking Retreat

How exciting??? We are turning 1 year old and it’s time we had our very first retreat.  So save the following dates so you don’t miss out and keep an eye on this website to get more details as they become available. 
We won’t be going too far for our first retreat, it will be held locally at the Brook Hotel at Mitchelton so those of you who have family or work commitments can also join in. It also means the cost will be kept down as you won’t have to pay for accommodation as you will be able to sleep in your own comfy bed.  For those that would like to come and are a little further away, accommodation is available on site this can be arranged by calling the Brook Hotel.. 

Save these dates:
Friday evening 14th October
Saturday 9am- midnight 15th October
Sunday 9am – 4pm 16th October

Details on Scrapbooking Retreat so far-
Friday Night 14th October – Evening crop from 6pm till midnight.

Saturday 15th  Class List
Session 1:
Class A:  Kaisercraft Wooden Frame decorated with Graphic 45’s Steampunk Debutante range.
Class B:  Class to be advised

Session 2:
Class A: Decorate a hard covered Calendar in a choice of two different paper ranges… more details soon.
Class B: Create 5 double layouts… more details soon.

Session 3:
Class A: Make a set of Pretty and Cute cards using Martha punches and a range of techniques and products.
Class B: To be advised

Sunday 16th Class List
Session 1:
Class A: Make a set of 16 Fantastic Christmas cards using a design template, punches and stamps. 
Class B: To be advised

Session 2:
Class A: Use a set of Cuttlebug embossing folders that you get to keep and die cut elements to make layouts and cards. (we are waiting for new stock to arrive for this class so please be patient)
Class B: Christmas!! Make a set of themed Christmas gift bags and matching accessories that will wow everyone at Christmas time.  Sneak peek coming soon. 

That is the base of our classes so far- please keep an eye on this blog and as soon as samples and sneak peeks become available they will be posted… (There is so much new stock arriving very soon that we’d like to share with you at this retreat so samples will be done as soon as the new stock arrives) 

Cropping at the Retreat:
Saturday 15th from 12 o’clock to 12 midnight
Sunday 16th  All day (times will be posted soon) 

Please bear with us as more details and sneak peeks become available.

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Scrapbooking and class timetable for August/Sept

Friday August 26th   10.30 – 2.30pm   Scrap and Chat

Saturday August 27th  9.30-11.30am   Cuttlebug Class
Do you own a Cuttlebug/Sizzix or Big Shot and want to learn more ways to use your machine?  Make a bag using a template, emboss and then use our special technique to age it. You will then make 5 card toppers/tags learning new techniques to put in your bag.
BYO basic tool kit and adhesives.  Cost $20 includes kit and template. 

Saturday August 27th    2.15pm – 3.45pm   Christmas Card Class
Make 7 colourful Christmas cards with envelopes using the cute Imaginisce papers.  BYO basic tool kit and adhesives.  Cost: $15

Monday August 28th  10am -11.30am  Kit Class 
Are you new to scrapbooking or lost your mojo?  Purchase a layout kit and have help from a teacher with instruction on how to put your layout together.  BYO basic tool kit and adhesives. 
Single page kits $6  Double page kits $12  Class Cost:  $10 plus kit.

Tuesday August 30th   10.30 – 2.30   Scrap and Chat


Friday September 2nd  10.30 – 2.30pm  Scrap and Chat

New Class Listed:
Saturday September 3rd  9.30 – 11.30     
Quick and Easy Cards (Class 1) Create a set of 16 Quick and Easy cards using an easy design template, stamps, ribbons and flowers. 
Cost: $25  BYO adhesives and basic tool kit. 

Saturday September 3rd- 2pm – midnight Crop
Cost $15 pre paid bookings essential.  There is a wait list on most crops.  Cancellation of a crop must be received by 5pm the Thursday prior to receive a refund.

Saturday September 10th- Cherry Blossom layouts
9.30 -11.30am  Cost: $45
Set of 3 double layouts in pretty pinks, pale blues and green.  Let us show you all the tips and tricks to create 3 amazing double layouts that theme together to make an incredible impact.  We have used pretty photo’s of Cherry Blossoms on our pages but any pretty photo’s will suite.  You will have a teacher to help you with all the techniques for these layouts. 

Saturday 17th September 10.00am to 12.30pm
Travel Layouts- 3 double layouts
Cost: $45
Time to scrap your travel photo’s before your next big holiday or have you got travel photo’s to scrap?
Come along and let our teacher show you how to create 3 amazing travel themed double layouts.
Techniques include: Using templates, journaling, acetate.
Bring some 6 x 4″ photo’s and die cut them for a great effect. 
In addition to your Basic Tool Kit and adhesives you will need a brown ink and paper piercer (awl)

Class description and equipment details.
All classes and crops must be pre paid to secure your booking.

Scrap and Chat:
You are able to use the class room tables to work on your projects while having access to the products in store.  There is no teacher at these sessions, it is a social gathering of friends who
enjoy getting together to work on their projects.  BYO tools and equipment.
Free tea and coffee.  BYO snacks.  Bookings essential.  Cost Free. 

Kids Club: has been cancelled. If you are after craft classes for kids check out our kids holiday classes each holiday season and specialty kids classes that will be posted on the class calendar when available.  

Crops: 2pm –  midnight.
Bring along the projects you are working on, BYO tools and equipment and use my tables to enjoy an evening with other craft minded people and friends while you have exclusive access to the products in store.  I will provide you with food for the evening, all you have to do is ring and make a booking and enjoy a night of fun. 
Cost: $15 pre paid bookings essential.  There is a wait list on most crops.  Cancellation of a crop must be received by 5pm the Thursday prior to receive a refund. 

Basic Tool Kit: 
Bone Scorer
Craft Knife
Distressing tool
Brown or Black ink

Tape runner for layout classes
Double sided tape
Craft glue/clear
3D foam squares

Glue dots

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New Crop Dates

crMay 28th
June 18th and 25th
July 9th and 23rd

August 6th and 20th
September 3rd and 17th
October 1st, 15th and 29th
November 12th and 26th
December 3rd and 10th

Crops are held from 2pm – midnight usually every second Saturday.
Bring along the projects you are working on, b.y.o. tools and equipment and use my tables to create your masterpieces while you enjoy the company of other craft minded people and friends.  You will have exclusive access to the products in store during the crop.  I will provide you with food for the evening all you have to do is ring
3851 2200 and make a pre paid booking to secure your place.  Cost: $15.00

Special Crops: 
August 20th – A Place to Create’s 1st birthday (crop $10 bring a plate)
October 15th – Gayle’s birthday (crop $15 bring a plate, and you get the present)
October 29th – Halloween crop (come in fancy dress)
November 26th- Bez wants a Princess/Fairy crop
December 3rd and 10th – Christmas crops -too much Christmas for just one night so we have 2 Christmas crops. (crop $10 bring a plate, $10 secret santa if attending)