Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Rudolph Christmas Card

Let the joy of Chirstmas spread with this cheery Rudolph and friends card. 


Handmade by Jayne Treadwell:
Jayne has used....


Tape Runner S57269
PVA Glue S57048
Craft Sheet S57132
Layer Perfect S57322 / S57321
Transfer Foils Earth S57108
Stardust Glitter Card Red SGBCA4REDCARD
White Card
Promarkers
Black Ink
Mica Powder
Rudolph and Friends Stamp by Woodware

for more information please visit our website, call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Happy Reindeer Card

Perfect projects to give a special card this Christmas.


Handmade by Jayne Treadwell:


Jayne has used...


Tape Runner S57269
Layer Perfect S57322 / S57321
Red Card
Cream Card 
Black Ink
Patch Reindeer Stamp by Woodware

For more information please visit our website, call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting!


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Santa is Coming Christmas Card

Glitter and sparkle with this fantastic Santa Card.


Handmade by Jayne Treadwell:


Jayne has used... 

Tape Runner S57269
Ultra Clear Tape 6mm x 15m S57085
Layer Perfect S57322 / S57321
Red Ink
Black Ink
Red Card
White Card 
Huge Santa Stamp by Woodware 

For more information please visit our website, call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk 

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Card and Cracker Set

Jak has made a wonderful Card and Cracker set idea for families. 


Handmade by Jak Heath


Jak has used ... 

Cracker Making Kit Silver S57247

White Card
Blue Card 
Silver Card 
Silver Ribbon

For more information please call 0191 2697810 email sales@stix2.co.uk or visit our website

Monday, 15 December 2014

Rudolph Sparkly Christmas Nose

Whats Christmas without Rudolph or glitter..? Here is a card that uses both.


Handmade by Karen Mackie.


Karen has used...


Seed Beed and Glitter Silver S57080 

White Card 
Black Ink
Rudolph and Sentiment Stamp

For more information please visit our website, call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

2015 Calendar June

2015 is just around the corner. so scary to think where the year has gone. Here is June 2015. Craig has included a picture of himself with  DJ as June his Birthday and who wouldn't put a picture of themselves in their birthday month?!?



Handmade by Craig Laird.


Things you will need:

Create your own 2015 Calendar S57309
Layer Perfect Metric S57321
A4 Foam Sheet S57182
Craft Sheet S57132
Flushedge Tape 9mm x 25m FPAL2732925
PVA Glue with Metal Nib S56890
Craft Foam Pads 5mm x 5mm x 3mm S56973
Silicone Glue S57100


Ivory textured card - Bazzill Basics
Brown textured card - Bazzill Basics
Lace bloom dies - Die'sire Crafters Companion
Card candi - Craftwork Cards

For more information please contact 0191 2697810 sales@stix2.co.uk or visit our website

More of Craigs Creations can be found on his Facebook, Twitter or Blog.

More of Craig's Creations can be found on his blog, Facebook or Twitter - 

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sparkle and Shine at Christmas Time

 Here at Stix2 we love handmade cards and think they are fab ways to spread the joy.


Handmade by Karen Mackie.


Karen has used...

Double Sided Adhesive Sheets S57107
Tape Runner S57269
Transfer Foils Version 1 S57067
Seed Bead and Glitter Gold S57079
Sparkly Acetate Sheets S57303
Die Cut Card Shapes Green Christmas Tree S57283
A4 Masking Sheets  S57268
Layer Perfect S57322 / S57321

Black Ink
Sparkle and Shine Stamp
Gold Card
Red Card
White Card

For more information please visit www.stix2.co.uk call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting! 


Monday, 8 December 2014

Winter Wonderland

Just like walking through a snowy forest thanks to Jaks Card.


Handmade by Jak Heath


Jak has used ...

Layer Perfect  S57321 / S57322

Pokey Tool
Blue Ink
Tree Stamp 
White Card
blue Card 
Seasons Greeting Stamp

For more information please call 0191 2697810 email sales@stix2.co.uk or visit our website



Friday, 5 December 2014

2015 Calendar July

 Time to create the next month with Stix2 create your own calendar 2015. Carrying on with the fun from the previous months and keeping July Simple Craig has focused on matting and layering with a bit of embossing to create a patch work effect.



Handmade by Craig Laird:


Things you will need:


Create your own 2015 Calendar S57309
Flush Edge Double Sided Tape 9mm x 25m FPAL2732950
Ultra Clear Tape 6mm x 5m S57090
Layer Perfect Metric S57321
PVA Glue with Fine Metal Nib S56890
Craft Sheet S57132
A4 Foam Sheets S57182
Micro Dots on a Roll  S57124
Pick Up Pencil S57265
Die Cut Release Sheet S57316
Low Tack Stencil Tape  S56994

Totally Girl 12" x 12" Paper Pad - My Minds Eye
Deep Pink Textured Card - Bazzill Basics
Centura Pearl with Hint of Silver - Crafters Companion
Stitch Flower Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion
Butterfly Die - Tonic Studios
5mm & 3mm Deep Pink Pearls - Kanban Crafts

More of Craig's Creations can be found on his blog, Facebook or Twitter.

Or for more information please contact 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Dove and Peace Christmas Card

Beautiful glistening card to stand out among the others this Christmas. 

Handmade by Jayne Treadwell:


Jayne has used.....

Tape Runner S57269
Craft Foam Pads 12mm x 12mm x 2mm  S57038
Layer Perfect S57322 / S57321 
Blue Ink
Dark Blue Card
White Card 
Nordic Dove and Branch Stamp by Woodware 

For more information please visit our website, call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Sparkly Christmas Tree Card

Christmas tree's with a little difference.

Handmade by Karen Mackie.


Karen has used ...

Double Sided Adhesive Sheets S57107
Seed Bee'd and Glitter Blue S57078
Transfer Foils Silver S57112
Hot Melt Glue Gun S57234
A4 Masking Sheet S57268

White Card
Black Ink
Blue Ink
Flat Back Pearls
Happy Christmas Sentiment

More information is available on the Stix2 Website. Alternatively you can call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk

Monday, 1 December 2014

2015 Calendar August

For the moth of August Craig has added a Sparkly affect using the Glitter from our range. Also using the Hunter Green Ribbon we are loving the colours on this page. Thanks Craig.

Hand Made by Craig Laird.


Things you will need:

Create your own 2015 Calendar S57309
Flush Edge Tape 9mm x 50m FPAL2732950
Ultra Clear Tape 6mm x 5m S57090
A4 Foam Sheet S57182
Seed, Bee'd and Glitter Green 57075
Layer Perfect Metric S57321
Craft Foam Pads 5mm x 5mm x 3mm S56973
PVA Glue with Metal Nib S57890
Pick up Pencil S57265
Craft Sheet S57132.
Die Cut Release Sheets S57316
Low Tack Stencil Tape S56994
Satin Ribbon 16mm Hunters Green S57215

Verso Die - Tonic Studios.
Black Textured Card - Bazzill Basics.
Dark Green Smooth Card - Bazzill Basics.
Cross Hatch Embossing Folder - Crafters Comapnion.
Card Candi - Craftworks Cards.
Swirl Die.
Bow Maker - Embellishment Attic.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Reindeer Decoration

Everyone knows Reindeer's are apart of Christmas. Here is some sparkly Reindeers made using a range of Stix2 Glitter and Ribbons to decorate the house whether its bunting above the fireplace, adding extra Ribbon to create tree decoration or adding them to the front of a card. Any way you use them they will add brightness and festivities to any room.




Handmade by Emma Whyley.


Emma has used...


Craft Sheet S57132

Reindeer Bigz Die by Sizzix
Big Shot

For more information visit out website, email sales@stix2.co.uk or call 0191 2697810.

Have Fun Crafting! 



Monday, 24 November 2014

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Add a traditional Poinsettia to a festive card. 


Handmade by Jayne Treadwell


Jayne has used...


Tape Runner S57269
Craft Foam Pads 7mm x 7mm x 2mm  S57253
Layer Perfect S57322 / S57321

Black Ink
Green Ink 
Red Card
Green Card
Cream Card 
Many Christmas Stamp by Woodware
Poinsettia Stamp by Woodware 

For more information please visit our website, call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk


Have Fun Crafting!

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Textured Rudolph Fridge Magnet

This is a fun and fantastic fridge magnet which spreads the Christmas joy into your kitchen. Perfect for a crafty gift on a budget.


Handmade by Michelle Johnson


Things you will need:


Cardboard Sheet S57125
Double Sided Polyester Ultra Clear Sheets S56971
Transfer Foils Silver S57112
Transfer Foils Gold  S57111
Seed Bead and Glitter Silver S57080
Clear Plastic Beads S57333
Iridescent Glitter S57304
Craft Sheet S57132
Flexible Magnetic Discs S56989

Die Cutting Machine
Sizzix Tim Holtz Prancing Rudolph
 6" x 6" Perfect Prints
Chunky White Embossing Enamel
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Blue Ink
Dreamweaver Moonstone Mica Powder
3/4" Stencil Brush
Heating Tool
Scissors / Crafting Knife

Instructions:

Throughout the process, have the crafting sheet underneath to protect your surface.

Cut a 105mm x 150mm square from the cardboard sheet and cover the grey side with double double sided polyester sheet.

Using the Die Cutting machine place the reindeer in the centre of your cardboard sheet, polyester side up. Once this is cut, peel off the backing sheets around the reindeer leaving Rudolph covered.

Using the foils (dull side down) and the lid from the embossing pot, add large circles to the adhesive sheets. Do this again with the glitter pot lids to add small circles. Mix the silver and gold foils with the sizes randomly on the project.

Holding the glitter tube in one hand place the small circles created with the foils over the top and tip upside down to add glitter to the middle of the circles. Hold this firmly in place as to not add glitter to the rest of the exposed adhesive sheet. Turn back so that the remaining glitter falls back in the tube and repeat on the other circles.

Using the embossing powder repeat the above step with the larger circles. Sprinkle some extra chunky white embossing power randomly over the adhesive sheet and head on a low setting to melt the embossing powder.

Dust the remaining exposed adhesive with moonstone mica powder.

Drag some blue ink along the edges and randomly over the image to colour some of the raised white powder. Do the same with the vintage sepia ink along the edges and create lines by using the edge of the ink pad.

Stick another sheet of heat resistant adhesive onto the back of the cardboard. Peel off and attach your chosen 6" x 6" paper, white side attached to the adhesive to have a pattern for the back of your magnet. Trim off the excess paper.

Peel of the cover for the reindeer and fill  with clear plastic beads gently pushing the beads into place. After this fill the gaps with iridescent glitter.

Finally peel off the adhesive back to the magnets placing one in each corner.

For more information please call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting! 


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Product Review Giveaway

We love to hear what you think about our products!

So as a ‘THANK YOU’ for leaving a product review online, we’re giving away £4 worth of products FREE OF CHARGE.  You choose what product (s) you would like.

What to do next:


• Review the Stix2 product (s) you like
• Place your order on line
• In the delivery comments box let us know which product you would like us to send up-to the value of £4.00 and we’ll include this in your order!

Thank you for all your support.

The Stix2 Team 


Our review promotion is valid for the rest of November 2014  

Monday, 17 November 2014

2015 Calendar September

The next month of Craig's Create your own Calendar is September. Keeping it very simple but using a number of Stix2 products Craig has also kept it quite touchy feely by using different textures.



Handmade by Craig Laird:
Things you will need:

Create Your Own 2105 Calendar  S57309
Flush Edge Double Sided Tape 6mm x 25m  FPAL2732625
Ultra Clear Tape 6mm x 5m S57090
Silicone Glue S57100
Layer Perfect Metric S57321
Double Sided A4 Adhesive Sheets S57107
Die Cut Release Sheets S57316
Clear Plastic Beads S57333
A4 Foam Sheet S57182
Craft Foam Pads 5mm x 5mm x 3mm S56973
Pick Up Pencil S57265
Craft Sheet S57132

Light Tan Card Stock - Bazzill Basics
Ivory Card Stock - Bazzill Basics
Ivory Card Candi - Craftwork Card.
Paw Print Embossing Folder  Darice

The center square is a piece of double sided adhesive sheet cut to 4"x 4". Craig has then rubbed the clear plastic beads over the top to give this page a glistering look without using glitter.

More of Craig's Creations can be found on his blog, Facebook or Twitter

For  more information on Stix2 Products please visit us online, call us on 0191 2697810 or email us sales@stix2.co.uk


Thursday, 6 November 2014

2015 Calendar October

For this months Calendar page Craig likes an element of height and dimension so has used the 1 mm foam Sheet and Craft Foam Pads of 5mm x 5mm x 3mm.


Hand Made by Craig Laird:

Things you will need:

Create Your Own Calendar  S57309
Tape Pen Permanent S56986
Ultra Clear Tape 6mm x 5m S57090
Craft Foam Pads 5mm x 5mm x 3mm  S56973
Hot Melt Glue Gun S57234
Hot Melt Glue Sticks S57235
Layer Perfect Metric S57321
Craft Sheet S57132
Die Cut Release Sheet S57316
Low Tack Stencil Tape S56994
A4 Foam Sheet S57182

Orange Textured Card - Bazzill Basics.
Black Textured Card - Bazzill Basics.
"Stack 8" 12 x 12 Paper Pad - DCWV - die cut with a view.
Black Spider Web.
Card Candi - Craftwork Cards.
True Black Spectrum Noir Pen - Crafters Companion.
Orange (OR2) Spectrum Noir Pen - Crafters Companion.
Pumpkin & Bat Die Cut Elements - Kanban crafts.

More of Craig's Creations can be found on his blog, Facebook or Twitter

Or for more information on Stix2 products go online, call 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

2015 Calendar November

Still dedicated to his dog Craig is working his way through the months of 2015.
November is looking amazing.


Hand Made by Craig Laird:


Things you will Need:

Create your Own 2015 Calendar S57309
Tape Pen Permanent S56986
Ultra Clear Tape 6mm x 5m S57090
Layer Perfect Metric S57321
Craft Sheet S57132.
Die Cut Release Sheet S57316
Low Tack Stencil Tape S56994
Glitter Pens S57090.
A4 Foam Sheet S57182

"To my little Star" verso dies - Tonic Studios.
Brown Textured Card - Bazzill Basics.
Gold Mirri Card - Anitas.
"Stack 8" 12x12 paper pad - DCWV - Die Cuts With a View

More of Craig's Creations can be found on his blog, Facebook or Twitter.

Or for more information please contact 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Friday, 31 October 2014

Stamp Storage

The best was to maintain the life of unmounted stamps is to store them away from sunlight,
Want an easy way to do this and create more space?



Stix2 Stamp Storage Sheets are so easy and create space for all your stamps with holes ready for files and tab ends to label so you'll know exactly where the stamps you are looking for are! This is a must for every crafter's room...just think what you can do with the extra space!



For more storage products click here or contact the sales team on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Monday, 20 October 2014

Sparkly Pumpkin

Want to add a bit of bling to your Halloween? Why not make these glittery pumpkins to sparkle and shine at any party.

Handmade by Emma Whyley 


Thing  you Will Need: 

Orange Stardust Card
Bottle Green Stardust Card

2 Brads or Split Pins
Optional Leaf Die Cut Scissors
Paper Trimmer Scissors
Pokey Tool
Piercing Mat

Instructions:

You will need minimum 8 strips of paper, cutting them four 1” and four 1/2”. When stacking mix it up for different effects.

 With a holly leaf die and the green glitter card, cut some pumpkin leaves for decoration. If you do not have a die cutter simply cut leave shapes using scissors.

Using your pokey tool and a piercing mat, make holes in each end of the strips of card and onto the base of each  leaf.



Line up the paper strips and insert a brad or split pin. Do the same to the other end, remembering to add the leaves to the top. Close the brads and fan out the pumpkin.

You can make these a hanging decoration by adding Raffia.

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

Have Fun Crafting! 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

DL Angular Cards with Layer Perfect

Using the Layer Perfect you can create different shapes, layers and many more projects. Here is a quick how to and making a DL Angular card.

DL Angular Cards

1. Place the layer perfect onto one of the short edges of the card.
2. Line up so the Layer Perfect measures. 2 3/4” on both sides. Cut with a knife.
3. Repeat at the other short edge.
4. Now you have a basic chisel card.



For the full list of things to do with the Layer Perfect please click here.

Have Fun Crafting! 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

2015 Calendar December

We are roughly 12 weeks away from a new year - 2015.
So using Stix2 Create Your Own Calendar Craig Laird will be making a monthly page each week in the lead up to the new year and dedicating his calendar to his dog. Christmas is Craig's favorite time of the year so started in December.



Handmade by Craig Laird.


Things you will need: 

Create Your Own 2015 Calendar - S57309
Die Cut Snowflake - S57277
Die Cut Snowflake - S57275
Hot Melt Glue Gun - S57234
Hot Melt Refills - S57235
Layer Perfect Metric - S57321
Shiny Transfer Foils - 57067
Double Sided Polyester Tape 6mm x 16m- S56947
Double Sided Ultra Clear Tape 6mm x 5m- S57090
Silicone Glue - S57100
Craft Sheet - S57132

Tis the season 12x12 paper pad - Trimcrafts.
Red textured card - Bazzill Basics.
White textured card - Bazzill Basics.
Centura pearl card - Crafters Companion.
Holly Embossolicious embossing folder - Crafters Companion.
White card candi - Craftworks Card

More of Craig's Creations can be found on his blog, Facebook or Twitter.

Or for more information please contact 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk


Have Fun Crafting!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Friday Freebie

First Friday Freebie is Upon Us.



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Look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Laying Shapes with the Layer Perfect

Below is a guide on the correct way to lay shapes using the Layer Perfect.

Laying Shapes

1. Lay the first shape onto a cutting surface
2. Lay the second smaller shape on top and push both to the corner of the Layer Perfect where the right angle is.
3. Find the difference in measurement between the two shapes and half this amount
4. Glue the smaller shape
5. Place the largest shape under the layer perfect as shown by the final measurement
6. Then place the shape to be centred directly on top. This shape will butt up against the right angled steel edges.

Now the shapes are perfectly matted and layered. Remember when working with multiple layers always start with the top or smallest layer first.

The Layer Perfect works with all shapes and sizes including stars, circles and ovals.



For the full list of things to do with the Layer Perfect please click here.

For more information please contact the sales team on 019 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting! 

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Autumn Craft Hobby + Stitch Show

EXCEL LONDON

21-22 SEPTEMBER 2014
Stand FO1


This September Stix2 will be exhibiting at Stitches at the Excel London. Along side the new products launched in the February show we have more new products for you with Michelle available on the stand for both days showing how best to use them.

Any questions on how to use any of the Stix2 products such as the Hot melt Glue Gun, Die Cut Stencil Sheets or our new Extra Thick Acetate, Michelle is on hand to help with all queries.

Michelle will also be hosting free workshops on both days. Times are to be confirmed so keep and eye out for these as they go fast and booking is a MUST!




This is the first time Craft Hobby + Stitch will be taking place in London and is set up to be a great and exciting show. There are lots of distributors signed up for you and we are pleased to be one of them.

Visit us on Stand F01. 


For both dates our friendly team are on hand to help with any questions you may have on products orders or events offers.

Directions to Excel London can be found here alongside registration for the show.

Bring Business Cards as we are also offering a Free Prize Draw. 

For any questions regarding the show or in general please contact the sales team sales@stix2.co.uk or 0191 2697810 or visit the website here.

Have Fun Crafting!



Tuesday, 16 September 2014

New Team Member Jak Heath

Some of you may recognize Jak Heath from Create and Craft and all her wonderful and creative work.

We are proud to share with you that Jak will be joining the Stix2 Demonstration Team focused in the North East. Her Demo debut will be at Dainty Supplies on 18th October and this is her practicing with Stix2 Hot Melt Glue and, Red Glitter and Woodware stamps! .... How amazing... Cant wait to see what she makes when Seriously working! Pop along on the 18th to see more of Jak's work!

To view all our Demo Days please visit our Events page or contact 0191 2697810 sales@stix2.co.uk

Friday, 12 September 2014

Stitching and Gems with the Layer Perfect

The Layer Perfect is a fantastic tool for drawing curves and circles, matting and layering and many other things, however did you know its great for helping position your brads, gems pearls and many more. The Layer Perfect has holes along the outside edges where you can make a mark and evenly distance away your desired stitch or gem.

Creating Stitching

Simply push your pokey tool through the holes at the chosen distance from the edge of the card to create evenly spaced faux stitching

Precise Positioning for Gems or Pearls

Use a pokey tool to create evenly spaced markings to position gems, pearls and buttons. The Pick up Pencil is a handy tool to have at this point to help with the fiddly bits.


To view all the Layer Perfect uses please click here. 

Have Fun Crafting! 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Papercraft Magazines Competition

Stix2 is running a Competition through PaperCraft Magazines for 5 Lucky winners to get their hands on a Stix2 HotMelt Glue Gun with a pack of Refills!


Follow the details in the picture to be one of those 5! 

Any questions please contact us on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting! 

Friday, 5 September 2014

First Friday Freebie

Be in with a chance to win this bundle below!

Like and Share on Facebook or Follow and Retweet on Twitter.

Winner announced on Monday... Good Luck!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Snowflake Christmas Card

Time to start getting ready for Christmas. Here is a simple yet beautiful card you can make to share the Christmas Joy.

Handmade by Jenny Redfern


Things you will need:

A4 Stardust Black Glitter Card SGBCA4CHARCOALCARD
A4 Stardust White Glitter Card SGBCA4WHITECARD
Craft and Foam Pads 5mm x 5mm x 2mm S57050
Craft Foam Strips 5mm & 3mm x 2mm S57318
PVA Glue with Nib S56890
Ultra Clear Double Sided Tape 6mm x 15m S57085

Black Gems
Woodware Corner Punch
Woodware Inverted Corner Punch
Die Cutting Machine
Sweet Dixie Set of 3 Snowflakes SDD011
7" x 7" White Card and Envelope

Instructions:

Cut a white Stardust square 6 3/4". Then using the corner punch, punch the 4 edges to round them.

Cut a black Stardust square 6 1/2 " and using the inverted punch, punch all 4 corners and save the bits that come out.

Place the bits in the 4 corners of the 7" x 7" card.Use the  PVA Glue and nib to stick them down.

Layer the black square on top of the white square using double sided tape.

Cut out all 3 sizes of snowflake in the white Stardust card, but before you take the card out of the middle die, draw around the hexagon aperture in the middle and cut it out with a craft knife.

Cut out the largest snowflake in the black Stardust card, but before the card is taken out of the die, agiain draw around the hexagon aperture in the middle and cut it out with a craft knife.

Start to layer them onto your card . The largest white snowflake goes on flat with PVA Glue.

Then the black hexagon goes on using foam pads.

The middle white framed snowflake goes on using narrow foams strips cut to size.

The last snowflake goes on flat inside the aperture of the middle one, see photos below.

Decorate with Black Gems using the PVA Glue and Nib.


Have Fun Crafting! 


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Autumn Birthday

Its that time of year where the leaves start to turn. Wish someone a Happy Birthday with this Dew Dropped Autumn inspired card.


Handmade by Annette Taylor

Things you will Need:

A4 Masking Sheet S57268
PVA Glue S57048
Clear Beads S57333

Pens, paints and a paintbrush
Inks
Blank Card
Woodware Curly Leaves Stamp
Background Stamp
Sentiment Stamp
Scissors

Instructions: 

Stamp the large 'Curly Leaf' stamp onto a corner of the masking sheet then cut it out using small scissors. You don't need to be too careful and don't worry about the fiddly bits.



Peel the plastic from the back of the masking sheet and lay the sticky, stamped image onto your card in position and press down gently.

Stamp the backgrounder stamp in a pale colour over the entire card and masked shape.

Peel back the masked shape to reveal an blank area and then stamp the image over the gap left by the masked sheet. Use a different colour ink to the background to make this stand out more.

Using the Paints and Pens add colour to corners of the image.



Stamp your sentiments on the card.

Put the PVA Glue in small areas on the image and add the Clear beads. Press the beads into the glue to make sure they are in place and leave to dry.




Have Fun Crafting!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

23rd August - Demonstration Days in your Area

This weekend 23rd August we have 3 wonderful Demo days happening for you!

Our Fantastic Lisa is at Craftstation in Nottingham using the Stix2 2015 DIY Calendar and Glitter.

The lovely Kirsty is joining Sarah and her team at Back2Craft in Walsall doing Make and Takes from 10am - 4pm.

Then the amazing Annette will be showcasing her Stix2 know how with Vikki in Capture The Magic in Soham for a Fun filled day!

Dont miss out on any of these projects and look forward to seeing you there!!

For more information on any of our demo days please visit of events page or contact the sales team on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting! 

Monday, 18 August 2014

Sparkly Happy Birthday

This is for a traditional Happy Birthday card with a sparkly effect!

Handmade by Lisa Bird


Things you will Need:

Sparkly Acetate Sheet S57303
Stardust Card  White SCR51063504WHITE
Stardust Card  Charcoal SCR51063505CHARCOAL
Clear Foam Pads S57126
Transfer Foil Silver S57112
Layer Perfect S57321 / S57322
Tape Pens - Tape Runner S57269

Happy Birthday Die
Heart Lattice Background Die

Instructions:

Score a sheet of black card in half to make your card blank.

Cut the heart lattice background die from the self adhesive sparkle sheet and stick on to the front of your card - some trimming may be needed depending on the size of the card.

Using the Layer Perfect cut a black rectangle to fit the birthday die and a larger one to layer up with from the stardust card, layer the 2 at a jaunty angle!

Stick the cards together using the Tape Runner.

Mount the "Happy Birthday" topper on to the card and add 3 clear foam pads to the bottom corner, then press over with silver foil for a faux brad effect.

Have Fun Crafting!


Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Circles and Curves with the Layer Perfect

This moths September Edition of Making Cards Magazine has the Fantastic Layer Perfect showing how to make superb projects in minutes.

Below is a little more help on what to do but find the projects in their magazine!

Is is a struggle to get that perfect circle? With the Layer Perfect it wont be anymore.

How to Draw a Curve or Circle

1. Push the pokey tool into the chosen hole i.e. A and hold firmly in place
2. Place a fine tipped pencil or fine micron pen into a second hole, i.e. B and draw to create a curve or full circle.


To view the full Layer Perfect uses please click here.

Have fun Crafting!

Friday, 8 August 2014

First Friday Freebie!

Stix2 has got something new for YOU!

Every First Friday of the month is going to become...

First Friday Freebie  


Keep an eye out for the First Friday of every month!

Don't worry though - we will let you know when its coming up, so that you can:
Share, Re-tweet and enter the competitions for winners to be drawn on the following Mondays!

The prizes will change every month and we will have seasonal themed prizes, too.
With Christmas not long to go, this could become very interesting - so watch this space!

August saw two lucky winners getting a full set of Stix2 Glitter.

Excited to see what September will bring?!

Then follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be in with a chance of winning!

Any questions please contact the Stix2 team on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting! 

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Crystal Parade and Great British Craft Festival



The fantastic and sparkly Crystal Parade are attending the Great British Craft Festival on the 9th and 10th August. As well as exhibiting everything blingy needed to create those extra sparkly projects, they are also showcasing some of our Stix2 products to help jazz up those shoes or eyelashes!

Go and visit them on stand D5 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.  You can see both their's and our wonderful products!

Lots of Stix2 Hot Melt Glue Guns and of course our Marvelous Glitter range are available!


Their Facebook and Twitter pages have some fantastic projects for you!

For more information please visit the Crystal Parade website or the Great British Craft Festival  to buy your tickets. Alternatively you can contact the Stix2 sales team on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Free Shipping!


 

 
For all of the month of AUGUST we are offering FREE SHIPPING on all our internet orders within mainland UK!

http://www.stix2.co.uk/

To keep right up to date with all our products, applications, special offers, events & interesting information visit .... Twitter and Facebook!

Any questions please contact the Stix2 Sales team on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk



Have Fun Crafting! 



Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Stix2 Workshops at September Craft Hobby + Stitch



Book your Stix2 workshop now, only 20 places available each day.
Sunday: 12.45pm and Monday: 10.15am

Michelle will be hosting the two workshops creating fabulous projects that you dont want to miss out on!

http://www.chsi.co.uk/autumn/workshops.php



For more Information please contact the sales team on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting!

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

2nd & 3rd August - Demonstration Days in your Area

This weekend we have 3 fantastic Demo days happening both Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of August.

Michelle is joining the team at Sir Stampalot, Peterborough for an inky day showing techniques of stamping into hot melt glue and many other tricks.

The lovely Emma is visiting Cardwell Garden Centre for another Crafting adventure.

On Sunday Michelle is stamp focused again at Stamp Addicts and the massive event Stamperama in Stevenage. Lots of Sticky fun happening this weekend, Cant wait to see you there...

For more information on this or any of our demo days please visit our events page or contact the sales team on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting! 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What you can do with the Layer Perfect

Layer Perfect by Stix2 has many different uses listed below and we also have a video available to watch on our website, just click here.

The Layer Perfect Uses :

The main purpose of this tool is to create perfect matting and layering of papers, card,
photographs and die cut shapes or mix of the above. It also doubles up in a multitude of ways

• Find the centre of a 12” x 12” sheet of card
• Find exact position to place a 6” x 6” square of card on a 12” x 12” layout or 8” x 8”
• Accurately position matted greetings onto a card
• Draw curves or circles then cut along the pencil markings
• Draw faint curves to position gems, embellishments or die cut shapes
• Create holes for stitching with a pokey tool or holes for stitching with thread
• Accurate positioning of embellishments by using the evenly spaced holes along either edge
• Create accurate points on pieces of card
• Make use of the steel cutting edges, to cut and measure instead of a ruler
• Use as a stamp positioner
• Use a fine micron pen to create dots rather than holes
• Accurately place photo’s from 2 edges onto a scrapbook layout
• Made to align with a 90degs angle
• Matt and layer ovals, rectangles, stars, circles, even scalloped edged shapes - any shape
• Small stamps can be placed onto the acrylic Layer Perfect without damaging either.
• Create unusual shaped cards
• Perfectly align and layer any shape with two points of reference
• Grid background to help with cutting, measuring and positioning
• Deep enough to layer with thin 3D foam pads and 3D craft dots

The Layer Perfect is transparent so needs to be kept clean using the Adhesive Remover. It is also great for measuring with accuracy.

Handmade by Emma Whyley.

For more information on the Layer Perfect or any other Stix2 products, please visit our webpage or contact us on 0191 2697810 or email sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting!


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

26th July - Demonstration Day in your Area

Sunnyside Crafts & Sweets are holding a fantastic demo day on Saturday 26th July in their shop on King Street, Blackpool. Kirsty has some great ideas for you to join in with, so we hope that you can pop along to support Teresa and her team.
10am to 4pm

For more information on this or any of our demo day please visit our events page or contact the sales team sales@stix2.co.uk, 0191 2697810.

Have Fun Crafting!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

19th July - Demonstration Day in your Area

This Saturday we have the wonderful Annette Taylor hosting a Stix2 and Woodware Demonstration day Noble Crafts in Norfolk. Very excited to see what she makes and look forward to seeing you there.

For more details on this of any of our events please contact our sales teams on 0191 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk. You can also view our events page clicking here

Friday, 11 July 2014

Cake Coffee Craft Review.

The Lovely Elaine from cakecoffeecraft is starting a Craft Club in July to take place once a month in HobbyCraft, Wolverhampton, a new venture she is very much looking forward to.

Elaine Approached Stix2 to help supply for her Craft Club and this is obviously something we are more than happy to do and we are  very pleased to say Elaine and Stix2 now have a fantastic relationship.

In doing so Elaine asked us for this parcel. This is for her Blog Candy give away for when she reaches 50 followers. She will be splitting this bundle into two, one to take and use in her Craft Club another as a Blog Candy Give away. What a fantastic Idea!


To get your hands on this bundle please follow Elaine's blog, with some fantastic crafting ideas, at cakecoffeecraft. Don't forget to go and visit her craft club once its up and running.

Have Fun Crafting!



Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Adhesive Remover Special Offer!

This fabulous 50ml bottle is ideal for removing adhesives, including oil, wax, wet paint, grease, crayon, chewing gum, ink, lipstick and many more.  An essential for all crafts boxes. Great to clean your scissors, crafting mat, acrylic blocks, stamps & dies.



 Order Reference: SUKITSTICKYSTUFFREMOVER

The Special Offer is available for a limited time and in stock now order yours today!

for more information contact the sales team 01941 2697810 or sales@stix2.co.uk

Have Fun Crafting!