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
Blank Card
Woodware Curly Leaves Stamp
Background Stamp
Sentiment Stamp


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


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!