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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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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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It couldn’t have been a more fabulous finale for what was an amazing week of fun for the shop’s 7th birthday and first year in the new shop.  Rachel Greig’s classes were loads of fun and all the ladies and gentleman who attended had a fantastic day.   Thanks Rachel for spending a day with us and sharing so much knowledge.

Happy Creating,
and the A Place to Create Team
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You will need to save the date 
Tuesday 19th September 
 for our next exciting guest, 

Here’s what she has to say about herself:

Hello there, my name is Anguree, and I am super excited  to be teaching in Brisbane. 

I am married to an wonderful guy and as you may know, I also  live in beautiful Darwin.

Fun fact: I love to travel but sometimes my all responsible self gets left at home and the crazy 6 year old within me comes along… On one holiday I have bungee jumped with both a pushbike and a scooter. Why, you ask me? Uhmm I wanted the photo… 😉😜

I was introduced into Scrapbooking somewhere in 2005 and have been addicted ever since.  I generally scrap 12×12 pages, but also making cards, tags art journaling and off the page projects. My style vary from grungy to shabby but I dare say no style is off limits. Experimenting with new techniques and products keeps me engaged and inspired. It makes it fun and allows me to jump between different styles depending on the products I choose to use.

I am incredibly honoured and blessed to be chosen as Cardmaker of the year for Simply Cards Magazine and am serving on a number of different design teams. I  really treasure the  friendships I have been able to build with those who I meet and work with and am blessed to call many of them my friends.

I scrap and craft because it makes me happy. I love to share this love and share the joy it gives me with others in the hope that it will encourage them to play along and find the same kind of happiness. To me it’s all about sharing the little things that makes life a happier place.


At this stage, the plan is for Anguree to teach maybe 2 classes, one cardmaking and one layout. 

The projects are still being finalised but fingers crossed we can all make this work.

Be sure to email or phone (07 3851 2200)  the store to register your expression of interest so we can make sure we keep you updated as details unfold.
Below are some of Anguree’s amazing projects, many of which have been published…

You can also visit Anguree’s blog to learn more about her amazing talent and follow her creations.

Hope you like her work as much as we do.
Gayle and the team.

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Rachel Greig

… is a photographer, rubber stamp mixed media artist and proud owner and designer of Darkroom Door rubber stamps. Rachel has a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, is a Ranger Certified Educator, and has been involved in the creative arts field for over 20 years.
Rachel was awarded the ‘Master of Scrapbooking’ by Scrapbooking Memories magazine in 2001 and became Photography Editor of My Reflections magazine and Scrapbooking Memories magazine for several years. Her photography articles and craft projects continue to be published in many books and magazines, including Somerset Studio, The Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, and Craft Stamper to name a few. She has appeared on QVC UK TV and makes regular appearances on Scrap It TV.
Rachel loves combining rubber stamps and photography in her projects, using lots of ink, paint, and stamping techniques. She enjoys sharing her ideas and encouraging her students to unlock the artist within! Her work has won many photographic and papercraft awards and has been featured in several art exhibitions. 

To see Rachel’s work and follow her incredible talent, visit any of the following links:

Rachel’s rubber stamp company, Darkroom Door, designs, manufactures and distributes Darkroom Door products within Australia and exports to more than 18 countries worldwide.

Darkroom Door

Rachel will be teaching 3 classes at  A Place to Create on
 Saturday 12th August
and you are welcome to attend one, two or all three if  you can spare the time.

See the Classes | Events Tab to see full details, times and prices.

Hope to see you there. 
Gayle and the Team

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Yes…. Couture Creations’ Australian version of Go Press and Foil is finally here and in store today for all who have pre-ordered.  Come in and check out the full range of accessories and foils in store.  If you pre-ordered, don’t forget you get to choose 3 hot foil stamps at 20% off and also get a free HOW TO with Sharon – see the CLASSES | EVENTS tab for dates and times available.  To see how the machine works check out the video.  Remember you can use this machine in conjunction with your existing die cutting and embossing machine.

Our Paper Craft Trail specials are also extended for this week only so don’t miss out as all clearance pricing wraps up end of May.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

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Class Descriptions and Details:
Cards with Deb and Sue

These relaxed and fun classes explore an array of fantastic card folds and techniques in a supportive environment.  Enjoy laughs and chats as you make new friends, fun cards and learn lot of tricks along the way.

Bring your basic tool kit – trimmer, adhesives and basic tools.  Cutting mats are provided.

Beginners may try their first class without a tool kit as Deb and Sue will share items while you gather your supplies for ongoing classes.

Cost $15.00 ~ includes class kit

Bookings essential

Tips and  Tricks with Sharon

These 30 minute sessions are designed to help you better understand your tools and equipment so you can get the most out of them.  Techniques will change each week with new topics to explore. 

Scrap and Chat

Bring a friend or make new ones as you work on your chosen projects with the luxury of having a shop at your fingertips as you create.  These sessions are free – simply bring your tools and projects along.  Bookings essential.

Let’s Play

Each week, we will explore different tools, techniques and mediums with a hands on approach while you create a small project that allows you to try before you buy.  All materials provided.


Escape the real world and join other crafters for up to 10 hours of creative play time – grown up style. Bring your tools and projects and ignore all the chores of home as you enjoy adult conversation and friendship. Nibbles, dinner and dessert is provided.

You can come and go as you need to if you are indispensable.

Fresh, Fun and Fabulous Cards

This bright and bold card kit showcases the gorgeous Bo Bunny Double Dot range. Everything you need to make 10 cards is already cut, punched and die cut for you – all you need to do is learn the tips and tricks to assemble them and you will be able to re-create these cards in many other colour combinations.  It is great value with all your materials, 2 full packs of Kaiser Clear Sticker sentiments and a pack of rhinestones.  You will get 5 cards completed in class with all the materials provided to finish off the remaining 5 cards.

Layered Tag

Have a play with the new Distress Oxide inks, die cutting, punching, Inka Gold and getting a little messy as you create this layered tag – a great chance to play with materials before you buy them.  Bring an apron.


Saturday 22nd April ~ Jane Tregenza
(Owner of Imaginarium Designs, Seriously Scrapbooking and design team member on Graphic 45)

Jane will be visiting Brisbane to teach 2 amazing classes at A Place to Create.

 Cards and Tags

9.30am – 12.30pm

 Let Jane show you how to make some amazing cards and tags which highlight the stunning new Prima Wild and Free papers.  Your kit includes 4 full sheets of Wild and Free, cardstock and an amazing array of flowers, Imaginarium chipboard, metals and gorgeous embellishments.

Please bring your basic tool kit (mats are provided), a brown ink pad for edges, black archival ink for chipboard, and a ruler with inch measurements.

Cost: $45.00 includes all materials (Extra kits will be available if you can’t make it to the class)

12 x 12” Patchwork Pieces Project

2.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Jane is the master of these amazing Patchwork Projects which have become famous around Australia with monthly kit clubs and the likes.  Usually only available in 8×8 kits, Jane is preparing a dedicated kit for this class that allows you to create a 12×12 project perfect for framing in a shadow box or expanding on to create a larger keepsake piece that you can add on to for weeks or months afterwards. 

Please bring your basic tool kit, inks and adhesives.  Further requirements to be advised.

Cost: $75.00 includes all materials (Extra kits will be available if you can’t make it to the class)

Light supper, tea and coffee provided (If you have special dietary requirements, please bring your own snacks / food as required)

Please note: This is a sample of on of Jane’s Patchwork Pieces 
– this is not the class sample.

 Saturday 20th May ~ Paper Craft Trail

 Let 3 of Brisbane’s leading northside stores showcase their products and talents for you with free demonstrations, make and takes and great specials.  Stay tuned for more details but save this date!

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June ~ Copic Master Class with X-press Graphics and Sasha Hartmann and Trevor Bell on behalf of X-Press Graph-X Supplies Pty Ltd

The Copic Certification is designed to teach you how to get the most out of your markers. It is broken into two separate classes:

Standard Certification
Initially designed for paper crafters, the Standard Certification program has evolved to benefit crafters, illustrators and designers. This technique based, one-day intensive program aims to provide a hands on class covering the most important aspects of Copic’s product lines and techniques. It includes detailed product knowledge, blending techniques, mixed media techniques, testing inks and papers, and how to achieve the best possible results when colouring with Copic. You will receive a compressive manual covering the full range of Copic products and an extensive kit of Copic products.

Intermediate Certification
The Intermediate Certification has been developed for people who want to know more of the artistic aspects of working with Copic products. You must have completed the Standard Copic Certification class. In this class, you will cover shading, shadows and in depth colour selection. Most importantly, you will gain the confidence to make more complex colour selections. If you want to take your colouring to the next level, this class is for YOU! You will receive a comprehensive manual and products.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you have any queries.

Stay tuned for more exciting upcoming events and visitors to A Place To Create. 
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will start from this Thursday!

see full details below….
Pre Paid booking are essential.

When you attend a class or create and take please check the
class requirements list for that session:

You will be required to bring either-

1: BASIC TOOL KIT: To each class:
12 inch/30.5cm Paper Trimmer, craft knife, scissors, ruler (cm & inches),
eraser, pencil, awl or piercing tool, adhesives including double sided tapes,
wet glue, 3D foam, turbo glue pen.


2: MINI TOOL KIT: To each Create and Take:
Paper trimmer, craft knife, scissors, ruler, pencil, adhesives including
double side tape, 3D foam, clear wet glue and turbo glue pen.

# Please check each class description for a list of any extra tools
and supplies you may need to bring as well.

PARKING: Tues-Frid… if you are attending a class or Create and Take
through the week please park in the visitor bays in the top car park
leaving parks at the front of the shop for shopping customers.

If you are coming with friends think about car pooling.

Be Creative!  Thursday 29th October
Wooden Calendar Stand Cost $15- from 10.30 to 11.30am
Create a Wooden Calendar Stand for a Christmas present or Teacher gift for that someone special/a gift that keeps on giving all year round.  
Choice: male or female calendar to make. 
Bring a basic tool kit plus 450 glue. Pre paid bookings essential 38512200.

Tool Tips and Tricks- Saturday 31stOctober
From 10.30 to 11.30am – Cost $15
Machine Know How! Do you have a Big Shot or Cuttlebug Machine? Is it still in the box? Or have you forgotten how to use it? Or do you just want a refresher or to learn tips and techniques on how to layer your cutting plates and dies to be able to use all the different dies and embossing folders out there? Well this is your chance… bring your machine and all your cutting/embossing plates with you and we will show you how to operate your machine like a professional. Bring a paper piercer, metal shim, quick release paper, all your cutting plates and machine with you. 
Pre paid bookings essential 38512200.

Create and Take! Saturday 31st October
Mini ‘A’ Frame Calendar Stand $5 at 12.30, 1pm and 1.30pm
Create a mini ‘A’ frame calendar stand that will fold to fit into an envelope for easy posting… Bring a mini tool kit.  Pre paid bookings essential 38512200.