Wednesday, 11 October 2017


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

Tuesday, 10 October 2017


Why put off till tomorrow what you can achieve today?
At A Place to Create, you can save $$$$$ with our week long sale which starts today.
Pop in during the week so you don’t miss out and then you can focus your time on all the great make and takes and demos on Saturday.
Distress Spray Stains / Paints / Distress Ink / Refills
3 for $25.00
(excludes Distress Oxides / refills)

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Everyday low price - $62.99
Shimmer Cubes / Colour Paste / Shimmer Dust / Mica Powder / Colour Sprays
10% off the entire collection
Ink Sprays
New everyday low price $8.50 – were $10.00
Includes 6 brand new colours
Dylusions Paint
$8.50 each
Full colour range now in store including 6 new colours.
30% off all items in stock
Includes paper pads / chipboard / stamps / pockets and tags


12”x12” Individual papers
20% off
Christmas dies / emboss folders / stamps / stickers / ephemera and more
10% off - see in store for full list and all ranges included
(*Excludes Countdown Christmas kits)
Christmas Card Kits
Take $5.00 off

20% off all individual papers
Includes clearance papers
(excludes Paper Pads and Collection packs)
Huge quantity of selected dies at already reduced prices.
Buy 1 – take 10% off
Buy 2 – take 15% off
Buy 3 or more - take 20% off
(See signed walls in store for applicable dies)
 Take $5.00 off all card kits valued at over $25.00
See the full range on our blog.
See the full range of accessories being used this weekend at A Place to Create. 
We will have samples of all chipboard / dies / emboss folders / stencils open so you can envisage
 how well these items will work with your upcoming projects.

One of our free make and takes this Saturday will also feature the gorgeous emboss folders and dies from this range for you to play with.
Remember change to shop hours for this Saturday only  are 9am – 4pm.
Demos and make and takes available 9am – 3pm only.
1150 South Pine Rd
Arana Hills Q 4054

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team


Monday, 9 October 2017


It's not long to wait now until this season's paper craft trail is underway.   A unique event where 3 independently owned northside paper craft stores work together to showcase new products and techniques and offer great bargains as you trail from one store to the next.

We have been busy preparing samples, demos and make and takes all of which are free to our customers this Saturday.

A Place to Create will host the following this Saturday October 14th:

Tenisha Furlong from Colour Blast will demonstrate her fabulous range and be available to answer any questions or offer tips and hints throughout the day.

Deb and Sue from the Doozey Chicks will be setting up a Christmas market stall with their handmade items to share with you all as well as helping you create a fabulous make and take tag.

Check out some of their creations below....

Our very own Evon Hagan will be demonstrating Dylusions inks and stencilling and ghosting techniques as you create a fabulous "happiness" tag with silk flowers and seam binding.  Evon is no stranger to demonstrating for us and brings  a wealth of knowledge in mixed media, mini books, patchwork pieces, scrapbooking and card making as well as OTP projects.

And of course demonstrations aren't complete without Sharon Bernardi losing focus and getting excited, going off task and doing whatever she wants to deviate from the plan.  However, she's promised to try harder this time to stick to the plan and she is going to have some fun with you with Dyan Reaveley's new Dylusion colours combined with the fabulous new Bohemian Bouquet dies and emboss folders.  Of course there'll be a bit of bling and you'll have another fabulous tag to take home.

 Remember all this is free, so mark your calendar, cancel anything unimportant and come and check out our 4 new in store demo areas where you can stay nice and cool and have loads of fun.

See you Saturday. 9.00-3.00pm.  1150 South Pine Rd, Arana Hills.  Remember the easiest access if you're not familiar with the area is coming in via Steve Jones landscape centre  / Collins Rd.

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team

Friday, 6 October 2017


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


Thursday, 5 October 2017


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


Monday, 2 October 2017


The last 7 days have seen much rearranging and organising and while there is still a little to do, the bulk of the move is now done and we are excited to start revealing some of the new areas.

Here is the new look Christmas area.....

Happy Creating Gayle
and the
A Place to Create Team