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!

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Any questions please contact the Stix2 Sales team on 0191 2697810 or

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!

For more Information please contact the sales team on 0191 2697810 or

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

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

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, 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 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.


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

Have Fun Crafting!

Monday 7 July 2014

12th & 13th July - Demonstration Days in your Area

Kirsty is doing Make & Takes at  Summer Crafting show, Doncaster Racecourse. using Stix2 Ultra Clear Tape, and Diecut Butterflies. Run along as see what fantastic things she can create combining this and more. This event is on both Saturday and Sunday head down and don't miss out!

Karen is joining Ailsa and her team at Craftivity in Liverpool on Sunday, some fabulous new ideas for you to join in and have a go with, that's Sunday 12th July, 10am - 4pm

For more Information on any of our events please visit our events page here. Or contact the Stix2 Sales team on 0191 2697810 ,

Saturday 5 July 2014

Stix2 Demonstration weekend in Portugal, by Michelle's Tubo De Ensaio

Thursday, 8th May Day 1, Hello! Hola! Olá!

I arrived to Portugal on time, Patricia's brother Joăo was at the airport to pick me up. (Patricia is the lady hosting the event and also the Stix2 Distributor for Portugal and Spain) For our first night I met Manoli the other designer who only speaks Spanish and was staying in the same hotel as me. Fortunately enough for me ( and Manoli)  Patricia speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese. She was my saviour for the trip... alongside Google Translate!  Dinner was by the harbour and plans were made for our first day alongside breakfast and transport to the Colombo Centro, Lisbon.

Friday, 9th May, Day 2.

At the shopping mall Manoli and I met Rita and Vitor our other demonstrators who also acted as translators and assistants for the weekend. Before my first class we needed to make that important trip to the basement and was in my element... Hot Melt Glue Guns, Layer Perfects, Diecut Stencil Sheets, and many more Stix2 products and hundreds of them.

We all mucked together in the workshops and Patricia and Vitor translated for me... We had some fun while doing it too!

All our classes were fully booked for the whole week through Patricia's powers of clever advertising and social media. Their hard work paid off and every class was full of people eager to learn.

The crafters loved all the techniques I was showing them with the Hot Melt Glue Gun, All the classes ran smoothly one after another and I was starting to pick enough words to chat to everyone and start to properly join in.

Saturday, 10th May, Day 3.

While we set up for our second day of crafting the centre was already buzzing. People again arrived on time for the workshops, and today we had a queue waiting to see if there were any cancellations. Wishful thinking and shows why its so important to book in advance!!!

Everyone joined in and was enthusiastic about the projects we were working on. Questions, techniques and ideas were shared and once again I had a fantastic time.

Crafters enjoyed stamping, stenciling and many other techniques I was sharing with them. Although they couldn't understand me properly when talking one on one, they could see what I was doing and copy and managed to take everything on board.

Plenty of Adhesive Remover was used on this trip to keep the Crafting Sheets and tables in pristine condition and it works like a charm.

Sunday, 11th May Day 4, sadly the last day.

6 workshops to deliver today so off we went to the basement to top up the products. Opening boxes of Stix2 stock is like Christmas. Hot Melt Refills, Diecut Flowers, butterflies,Tapes and Glitter... All fanastic stuff and I was raring to go!!

More people arrived and even more stamping into gooey hot glue. As usual the crafters were early, eager and excited!

As my last workshop came to an end, Manoli made an announcement to let everyone know I'd finished and was heading home.... At least I think that's what she said! Everyone cheered and took photos. The atmosphere was fantastic and I felt very humble to be appreciated by the team and the customers and proud Stix2 chose me to represent them in Portugal.

I've now made some friends for life and enjoy keeping in touch with them. I am very much looking forward to a return visit with more techniques using adhesives to share.

Happy Crafting Bye for now! Adiós  Adeus

Friday 4 July 2014

Independence Day Firework Tag

4th July is an American Holiday for Independence Day! Why not add an American touch to any tag your making as seen below.

Handmade By Michelle Johnson

Things you will Need:

Diecut Card Shape Large White Tag S57324

Loom Bands
Yellow Alcohol Marker
Ink Pad
Building Stamp
Bottle Cap / Circular Lid. 


Stamp the buildings directly onto the tag. Once dry, cover with the double sided adhesive and trim off the edges. Peel off the top exposing the second side of the adhesive. Using the masking sheet cut an outline of the buildings in order to not cover them with the foils.Once this is done, use the transfer foil. Remember to place the dull side down and to use a bottle cap or lid of some sort to create the firework circles. Add little spark flicks with your finger nail or closed scissors for that extra effect. 

Remove the masking sheet and add the iridescent glitter to the rest of the exposed adhesive sheet giving that wonderful shimmering effect. Re-pierce the tag hole. With the yellow alcohol marker colour in some of the building windows to add to the night sky effect. 

A loom kit creates a fantastic red, white and blue band, adding that American touch.

Have Fun Crafting! 

Wednesday 2 July 2014

5th July - Demonstration Days in your Area

This Saturday the 5th July we have some fantastic Demo days coming your way. For all three Stix2 are working together with WoodWare creating some fantastic projects you wouldn't want to miss!

Karen will be demoing at Unicorn Crafts in Sheffield creating some great projects for you to see and answer any questions you might have.

Kirsty is Visiting Burnside Garden Centre in Fyle for a demonstration day sharing her crafting know how!

Michelle is demoing at Colemans Craft Warehouse Rushden. Showing how to get the most from your products.

Cant wait to see you all there....

For more information on this or any of our demo days please visit our events page or contact our sales team 0191 2697810 or email

Have Fun Crafting!