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STAY AT HOME GUIDE #2

As mentioned earlier this week, we will be using the front page of our blog during this time to share new products with you.  You are of course still welcome to visit the shop however if you choose not to, we would like to bring the shop to you.

Please scroll through this and previous posts to “window shop” the new products (obviously with the option of buying if you need to rehome some of these new goodies.

Your love of Stamperia inspired us to buy more of their new products. 

The new Forest collection has started arriving (we still are bewildered as to how you pre-order a full collection but have separate papers from one collection arrive over 3 or 4 orders but hey, 
at least it’s still coming) as well as this new collection.

 Have you checked out this new mixed media range designed by Antonis Tzanidakis – very steampunky! 

It’s all in store now. 

Remember if you can’t get in or choose not to come in, we can arrange a drive by pick up and bring your purchases to the carpark for you or you can talk to us about postage / delivery in the local area. 

If we can help with anything, please call us on 3851 2200.

Have a fabulous Saturday and stay well.

A couple of little Easter dies have also arrived.  This might be  a good year to embrace card giving (not just making) as a handmade card can brighten anyone’s day.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

This week Deb and Sue kick off the week with their usual Tuesday class with these gorgeous cards.

Then they back it up on Wednesday with take #2 of Deb’s gorgeous mini album using Celebr8 mini album and Uniquely Creative Wise and Free papers.
Everyone who attended last week’s mini album class is invited back to finish their albums also or just to check they have all the pieces needed to finish it.
Wednesday and Thursday of course are our free Scrap and Chat days where you can bring in whatever it is you’re working on and use our quiet space to just create.
We have some lovely ladies who come to this so if you’re feeling lonely, don’t!  You are welcome to join and make new friends.
Thursday night Sharon has her thrill-seekers join her for an evening class of fun and exploration as we explore oxides and backgrounds, pearl effects and more.
You are always welcome to join us.
Friday morning, Sharon has another class (can’t share samples just yet) but it’s always fun.
Then Saturday sees us kick off the weekend with our first in store retreat for 2020.

And as if that isn’t enough, we are open on Sunday too from 9am – 2pm.  
Retreat participants can stay on for free and keep creating and anyone who can’t join us Saturday is welcome to attend a free crop on Sunday between 9am and 2pm.
Bookings are essential though please as we need to prepare the space and tables etc.
We hope your week is just as exciting  but not too exciting that you can’t find time to visit us.
Happy Creating,
 Karenina and the A Place to Create Team

BRISBANE'S BIGGEST SCRAPBOOK STORE, Mixed Media, scrapbooking north brisbane, VIRTUAL TOUR

A TOUR OF THE SHOP IN 2018

To kick off the new year, we are going to take you on a virtual tour of the shop, room by room. 

If you follow us on facebook, you may have seen some of these already but below are photos and videos of each room which we hope you will enjoy.

Click on the titles to view the videos of each room.

PAINTS, SPRAYS, PENS AND ALL THINGS MIXED MEDIA
(click the title to view the video tour)

DIES, EMBOSS FOLDERS, PUNCHES, FOILING AND MORE
(click the title to view the video tour)
CHIPBOARD, BLING, EMBELLISHMENTS, BOOKS AND MAGAZINES
(click the title to view the video tour)

RIBBONS, PAPERS, FLOWERS
(click the title to view the video tour)

A FEW MORE PAPERS AND STICKERS
(click the title to view the video tour)

ADHESIVES, TOOLS, CARDSTOCK
(click the title to view the video tour)

CARDMAKING, QUILLING, STICKERS, EPHEMERA, WOOD, AND STORAGE
(click the title to view the video tour)

CARD MAKING, PATCHWORK PIECE AND SCRAPBOOKING KITS
(click the title to view the photos of this area)

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

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BOHEMIAN DREAM LAYOUT KIT

How gorgeous is this new kit created by Kerrie Gurney? 
 
Featuring Cocoa Vanilla’s newest range, “Bohemian Dream” papers, accessory stickers, die cut ephemera and a fabulous range of co-ordinating flowers, these layouts will be perfect for so many occasions.  Look how gorgeous these work for children, beach and family photos.
 
The kit includes full colour photos for 2 x single layouts, 1 x double layout, cutting guide and step by step instructions.
 
The bright and beautiful colours combined with the gorgeous watercolour style imagery make this a stunning collection.
 
Kit price ~ $50.00
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

 

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July Class Schedule

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND DETAILS:

Cards with Deb & 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

HOW TO ~ Tips and tricks

These $10 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 & 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.  Scrap and Chat sessions are a great opportunity to complete kits bought in store as you can work alongside the sample projects. Free but bookings essential.

 Crop

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. 

 Colouring Flowers

You’ve seen all the samples Tina makes and how amazingly her flowers match her projects and now you can find out how to do it yourself.  Either bring a bag full of flowers from home and simply add a few on the day if needed or buy what you need as you go.  You will also learn about the mixed media materials needed to create her gorgeous finishes. Class fee will cover tuition and mixed media items required.  All flowers and embellishments are at an additional cost.

 Clustering Flowers

In these classes, Tina will show you how to take your flowers and make them work with your project.  Bring your project or simply a bunch of flowers from your craft stash and play with Tina as you create a beautiful cluster.  Class fee will cover tuition however any additional items needed will need to be paid for.

Cards with Sharon

If you can’t get in for classes during the week, Sharon will be sharing a range of techniques and new product with you throughout  these new Thursday evening classes.   Bring your basic kit including adhesives, trimmer, edge distressing tool and a good sense of humour.

 Get Together with Friends

If you have a group of friends you like to get together with and create with, feel free to check with us as you are welcome to use our space any time we don’t have classes and events.  Alternatively if you have a craft group you would like us to regularly host, please contact Gayle to discuss options.

SAVE THE DATES –
EXCITING EVENTS COMING TO A PLACE TO CREATE!!!
 Saturday 5th August – VIP afternoon event
 Join us for an afternoon of colourful fun, make and takes, demonstrations, raffles, prizes and giveaways as we celebrate the new look shop and launch new ranges in store.  Wear your brightest and happiest clothes or zhoosh it up with a colourful handmade piece of wearable art, maybe a brooch, necklace, fascinator, headband, shoes, belt or whatever to go into the prize draw.  (Probably best to keep it to the outerwear since it’s a daytime event J) 
Guests from Celebr8 and Colour Blast will share their knowledge and creativity with you as you partake various make and takes and demonstrations.
Tickets are $15.00 / head with $5 going to a local charity of your choice on the day.  Ticket price also includes champagne on arrival, fabulous afternoon tea, coffee, tea, iced tea and entry into a grand prize of Colour Blast mixed media products.
Time: 3pm – 6pm
Saturday 12th August – Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door  – a fun day of classes with awesome stamping techniques and mixed media fun.
The fun continues this weekend with 3 fabulous classes by the amazingly talented Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door.  Check out the facebook page to see the extraordinary range of techniques this lady can master while incorporating her magnificent range of stamps she also designs.
 Ask in store for more details or check the blog / face book and emails as we keep you updated and preview sneak peeks.
 
NEW TEACHERS WANTED
We are always open to sharing new talent with our customers and invite any teachers with spare time to contact us to discuss teaching options.   Please email gayle@aplacetocreate.com.au  with samples of your work and the types of classes you are interested in teaching.
 CASUAL DESIGN PROJECTS
 Do you have time on your hands?  Do you enjoy sharing your creative project designs? Would you like a chance to do a little design work?
If this is you and you are interested in creating some casual design projects – please email gayle@aplacetocreate.com.au with photos of your projects to showcase what you create.
 
Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

 

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MAY / JUNE SCHEDULE for A Place to Create

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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 38512200
 
HOW TO ~ Tips and tricks
These $10 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.  As a bonus, spend over $50 on the same day as the How To Session and we will give you $10 off your total purchases*. (*Applies to in store stock only and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers – excludes classes, kits and orders)
 
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.  Scrap and Chat sessions are a great opportunity  to complete kits bought in store as you can work alongside the sample projects. Free but 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.
 
Crop
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.  During the months of May and June, bring a friend for free*.  (*Friend must be a first time attendee at crops, limit 1 free crop per person)
 
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, 10 cards and envelopes, 2 full sheets of Kaiser Clear Sticker sentiments and a pack of crystal rhinestones. 
 
Cards with Sharon
If you can’t get in for classes during the week, Sharon will be sharing a range of techniques and new product with you throughout  these new Thursday evening classes.   Bring your basic kit including adhesives, trimmer, edge distressing tool and a good sense of humour.
 
Get Together with Friends
If you have a group of friends you like to get together with and create with, feel free to check with us as you are welcome to use our space any time we don’t have classes and events.  Alternatively if you have a craft group you would like us to regularly host, please contact Gayle to discuss options.
 
       SAVE THE DATES – EXCITING EVENTS COMING TO
                                A PLACE TO CREATE!!!
 
Saturday 20th May ~ Paper Craft Trail  ~ 9am – 3 pm
Let 3 of Brisbane’s leading north side stores showcase their products and talents for you with free demonstrations, make and takes and great specials.  Start your day at any one of the following stores and make your way around all 3 for a fabulous day of free demonstration and great specials.
A Place to Create, 1150 South Pine Rd, Arana Hills/ Bella Paperie, Shop 33, 302 South Pine Rd, Brendale / 3 Tails, Shop 14, 14-18 Discovery Drive, North Lakes.
 Demonstrations by:
Faber Castell create a cute little tag as you get a little messy with the gorgeous colours of gelatos.
 
X-press Graph – X will be demonstrating colouring techniques with Copic Markers and Brush Markers and how to apply these to your die cuts to create beautiful 3d flowers with fabulously blended colours.
 
Couture Creations, Ultimate Crafts and Craft Concepts– will be demonstrating the new and long awaited Go Press and Foil machine (provisional on machine being available).
 
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 certification@copicmarker.com.au if you have any queries.
 
Saturday 12th August – Rachel Greig from Darkroom Door  – a fun day of classes with awesome stamping techniques and mixed media fun.
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APRIL CLASS SCHEDULE AT A PLACE TO CREATE

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.

Crop

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.

 SAVE THE DATES – EXCITING EVENTS COMING
TO A PLACE TO CREATE!!!

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
certification@copicmarker.com.au if you have any queries.

Stay tuned for more exciting upcoming events and visitors to A Place To Create.