Monday, 22 May 2017

Stix2 White and Ivory Organza Ribbon

Stix2 now stocks a range of White and Ivory Organza Ribbons. Perfect for all your wedding stationery, cards, gifts and projects.


  • Available in 6mm and 15mm widths
  • Come on a 25 yard roll (just over 22 metres)
  • Fabulous for wrapping, edging, decorating and personalizing!


  • Easily made into bows and flowers


Please contact Stix2 on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk for further product information.

Have Fun Crafting!




Monday, 8 May 2017

Shaving Foam and Fabric Spray Paint Art

Our NEW Fabric Spray Paints are sparking everyone's imagination! Make your own bespoke background designs like Jane Collman has by mixing these versatile paints with good old fashioned shaving foam!


Handmade by Jane Collman


Things you will need:


A4 Stardust Card in Violet SGBCA4VIOLETCARD 
Rainbow White Iridescent Glitter S57304

Shaving foam (the cheaper the better!)

Instructions:



Use cheap Shaving Foam. Spray some into a container.


Add your first colour of Fabric Spray Paint.


Add another colour.


Add another if you want.


Lay a piece of A4 White Tinted Card onto the foam and press gently.


Carefully lift your card off the foam.


Using a palette knife, gently scrape off the foam to reveal your lovely background underneath!


Jane got two pieces of beautiful backing card from the foam.


Because Jane doesn't like to waste anything ( she is a true crafter!), scoop the foam back into your container and mix it up.

This doesn't take long to dry and is great for backgrounds, die cutting or stamping on.


You can also use Stix2 Die Cut Shapes, dipping them into the foam.  Here Jane used white flowers and lilac butterflies.


Flowers are then shaped and given a centre using Hot Glue and Iridescent Glitter.

The possibilities are endless!

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

For more information on Stix2 products please contact 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk


Have Fun Crafting!


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Happy Easter Card

Easter is fast approaching but you still have time to make those handmade cards! Take some inspiration from Jane Collman with this fun Easter design!




Handmade by Jane Collman


Things you will need:

A4 300GSM Cream Hammer Embossed Card A4300CREAMHAMMER
A4 250GSM Gingham Lemon Small Squares  Card A4250LEMONSMALLGHIN
Tinted Card Tangerine A4250TINTTANGERINE
Tinted Card Intensive Yellow A4250TINTINTYELLOW
Tinted Card Black A4250TINTBLACK
Tape Runner S57269
Stix2 2 in 1 Glue Pen S57361
Die Cut Card Shape - Oval - Plain White S57286

Chick die
Alphabet die
Die cutting machine

Instructions:



Make a 6" x 4 1/4" landscape base card from Cream Hammer Embossed Cardstock.
Cut 3 pieces of Tangerine Card 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" and 3 pieces of the Yellow Gingham Card 5" x 3 1/2"


Layer all pieces together using Tape Runner.  Die Cut letters from Tangerine Card and arrange on card.  The Glue Pen is perfect for sticking your tiny letters/embellishments.  Don't worry if you can't get letters straight, wonky is good!


Layer cardstock and add to inside of the card.


Cut a strip of the Cream Hammered Card 1/2" x 8 1/2" long. Fold every 2 1/8" and with Tape Runner, stick to inside of card as shown in finished picture.


To complete card, die cut chicks and add to card as shown.  For cracked eggs, cut an oval die shape in half and place chick behind.

What an egg-cellent Easter idea!

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

For more information on Stix2 products please contact 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting!





Monday, 3 April 2017

NEW for 2017 - Stix2 Fabric Glue Pen

Think about all those stitching tasks that use pins and clips.

Imagine an easy to use, water soluble fabric glue that can replace all the pinning and clipping in your textile projects.

Introducing the NEW for 2017 Stix2 Fabric Glue Pen.


The Stix2 Fabric Glue Pen is designed to hold fabrics in place for sewing without the need for pins.

Simply apply the glue along the fabric edge and press the pieces together to hold. It is coloured pink for easy application and dries clear. Refills are also available.


Perfect to use on:

  • English Paper Piecing projects - a traditional form of patchwork
  • Temporary Fixing
  • Applique
  • Temporary Basting tasks such as basting a zip

Watch Sarah Payne demonstrating how to use this fantastic new product:


The Stix2 Fabric Glue Pen will become an invaluable addition to any sewing kit!

For further information on all of our Stix2 products, please contact us on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting!




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

Instructions



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 sales@stix2.co.uk

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 sales@stix2.co.uk.

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 sales@stix2.co.uk


Have Fun Crafting!