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

Have Fun Crafting! 

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Autumn Craft Hobby + Stitch Show


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 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

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

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


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!