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


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

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

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

Have Fun Crafting!

Wednesday 8 March 2017

Floral Mother's Day Card

Make your Mum's day even more special with a handmade card for Mother's Day.

Jenny Redfern has made this simple but stunning card I'm sure all Mums would be happy to receive!

Handmade by Jenny Redfern

Things you will need:

White Ice A4 Pearlescent Card A4300PEARLWHITEICE
Ultra Clear Tape 6mm S57090

Alcohol Markers
Britannia Dies

For further information on any of our Stix2 products, please contact us on 0191 2697810 or

Have Fun Crafting!