Monday, 27 March 2017

Go crackers this Easter!

Crackers aren't just for Christmas as Jane Collman demonstrates here with her fun and colourful Easter gift idea. I am sure the Easter Bunny would approve of these!

Handmade by Jane Collman

Things you will need:

White Stardust Cracker Making Kit S57249
Stardust Paper in Orange - SGBCA4ORANGEPAPER
Double Sided Transfer Tape Pen S56986
Double Sided Polyester Ultra Sticky Clear Tape 6mm S56947
Seed bee'd and Fine Glitter Green S57075
Clean and Clear Tray S57374
Double Faced Satin Ribbon - Gold 3mm S57188
Double Faced Satin Ribbon - White 3mm S57192
Double Faced Satin Ribbon - White 9mm S57202
Die Cut Card Shape - Oval -Plain White S57286
Hobby and Craft PVA Glue S57048
Double Sided Adhesive Tape Sheets S57107
Hot Melt Glue Gun S57234
Hot Melt Glue Sticks S57235

Easter Chicks
Chocolate Eggs/Gifts


Jane used a White Stardust Cracker, which are great for other occasions such as Easter or Weddings. Push out the diamond shapes and keep them as they can be glued together to make pretty star shapes etc for other projects.

If you have trouble shaping the crackers, try using a wooden rolling pin to roll them around!

Cut Orange Stardust Paper and use a Tape Pen to stick to the cracker.

Ultra Sticky Clear Tape added to the edges of the orange pieces is great for Glitter and Beads.  Use a Stix2 Clean and Clear Tray to keep your glitter in one place and excess can be easily put back into the tube.

Tie off one end of the cracker with Double Faced Satin Ribbon and insert snap if required then fill cavity with Easter goodies!

Add more ribbon tying off both ends.

To finish, a Die Cut Oval Shape makes a perfect base for an Easter chick. Cover with glitter either using PVA Glue or A4 Double Sided Sticky Tape Sheets.  A little Hot Melt Glue will hold your chick nicely on the base and the base to the cracker.

For more lovely projects by Jane, please visit her blog.

For more information on Stix2 products please contact 0191 2697810 or

Have Fun Crafting!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Springtime has sprung!

Bring a touch of Springtime to your crafting with this amazing pop up card made by Rushanne Young.

Handmade by Rushanne Young

Things you will need:

A4 Lemon Gingham Card A4250LEMONSMALLGHIN

Woodware Stamps "Fancy Flowers JGS491" and Tatty Butterflies "FRS639"
Ink Pads - Distressed Ink Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed; Versafine Onyx Black

For more of Rushanne's fantastic projects, please visit her blog.

For further information on any of our Stix2 products, please contact us on 0191 2697810 or

Have Fun Crafting!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Butterfly Tags

Add a lovely touch of spring to your gift tags with these beautiful, easy to make Butterfly Tags made by our Emma Whyley.

Handmade by Emma Whyley.

Emma has used:

Extra Thick Acetate S57320
Die Cut Release Sheet S57316
White Tissue Paper S57238
Double Sided Tape Sheets S57107
30ml Hobby and Craft PVA Glue  S56890
Iridescent Glitter S57304
Seed Beed and Glitter Blue S57078
Hot Melt Glue Gun  S57234 / Hot Melt Refills S57235
Die Cut  Large White Alteration Tags S57324

Butterfly Punch
Blue & Pink Ink

For more information please contact 0191 2697810 or

Have Fun Crafting!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Floral Mother's Day Card

Make your Mum's day even more special with a handmade card for Mother's Day.

Jenny Redfern has made this simple but stunning card I'm sure all Mums would be happy to receive!

Handmade by Jenny Redfern

Things you will need:

White Ice A4 Pearlescent Card A4300PEARLWHITEICE
Ultra Clear Tape 6mm S57090

Alcohol Markers
Britannia Dies

For further information on any of our Stix2 products, please contact us on 0191 2697810 or

Have Fun Crafting!

Monday, 27 February 2017

Mother's Day Inspiration

Mother's Day is only a month away so time to create a special card for a special lady. Debbie Frost has designed this beautiful mixed media card.

Handmade by Debbie Frost

Things you will need:

Iron on Adhesive for Various Materials S57357
Parchment Paper S57359
Transfer foils "Carnival" S57271
Clear Foam Pads S57126
8" x 8" White Card Blank S57340
Pink Tinted Card A4250TINTPINK
Sky Blue Tinted Card A4250TINTSKYBLUE
Double Sided Polyester Ultra Sticky Sheet S56971
PVA Glue S57048
25mm x 25mm x 2mm Foam Pads S57139

Sizzix Tim Holtz dies Detailed Butterflies & Wildflowers
Tim Holtz Distress inkpads
Versamagic inkpads
Craft canvas on a roll.


Debbie has used the Stix2 with Heat Range and has started by using the Tim Holz Wildflowers dies with the Various Materials Sheet.

She then sponged the die cut flowers softly with the pastel colours of the Versamagic pads before removing the paper backing sheet (a bit tricky but worth it!) and laying in place on the canvas which she had previously sponged with the Distress inks.

Now cover the flowers with Parchment Paper and heat with the Craft Iron. It's important to leave the Parchment Paper in place until completely cold or you will peel off your design too! This effect gives a beautiful water colour look. She then glued the piece of canvas to a piece of lavender card and mounted to the left of the Stix2 Card Blank.

Next she took a piece of the Double Sided Polyester Sheet and peeled off one backing paper to stick it onto a piece of card. Debbie then die cut two butterflies using the Tim Holtz Detailed Butterflies set using the solid butterfly die.

She also die cut two butterflies in Pink and Blue Tinted Card using the filigree die. She peeled off the remaining backing sheet on the "solid" butterflies and applied the hologram Silver Transfer Foil from the "Carnival" set.

What a simple but stunning effect!

Now simply lift the wings of the lacy butterfly and attach it to sit over the silver one. To finish Debbie has stuck the butterflies to the Card Blank along with the stamped sentiment and she has added some Clear Foam Pads covered with Transfer Foils as embellishments.

To view more designs by Debbie please visit Crafty Debs.

For more information on Stix2 products please contact 0191 2697810 or

Have Fun Crafting!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Stix2 at Stitches 2017

Only 6 days to go until Stitches 2017!

The team will be heading to Birmingham to set up for the 19th.

Don’t forget to pop by our Stix2 stand 


We’ve got tea and coffee as well as scones with jam and cream for everyone.

Workshops, Demonstrations and Make and Takes with Michelle, Karen and Sarah.

You’ll love all the new products and our fantastic 2017 brochure, even more informative.

Come and visit us!

For any further information about the Stitches show or our Stix2 products,
please contact us on 0191 2697810 or

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Love is in the air!

With Valentine's Day this week, you still have time to get creative like Clare Brown and make a beautiful card for that special somebody. Clare has used a selection of Stix2 products to make this striking design.

Handmade by Clare Brown

Things you will need:

Alteration Tags needn't just be used for gift wrapping. Make a centre piece for your design by die cutting some lettering, backing with some Extra Thick Acetate S57320 and filling with some Pink Seed Beads giving a shaker card effect.

The fine metal nib of our 2 in 1 Glue Pen is ideal for applying glue to intricate parts of the design.

Use the Stix2 Pick Up Pencil to help position those small, fiddly embellishments.

For further information on any of our Stix2 products, please contact us on 0191 2697810 or

Have Fun Crafting!