Saturday, December 12, 2009

We moved !

We moved !
Come and see our new shop 119 Bloomfield St (next to Bank of QLD) in good old Cleveland. We have been here since 1999, quietly winning awards for service, product delivery and quality of our classes and really excited about the opportunities in the new venue.
Sorry our phones will not be connected for a few days but please stop by and visit. We are celebrating with a big 30% off sale on all our stock including the Christina Re specialty papers and tools, albums and potential gifts as well.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Special Occasion Sale

It's our birthday and you know how much I like to say, a party is always more special with an invitation.

Well - you are invited to our very special birthday sale with
30% off all floor stock
including Christina Re papers, punches and trims

Proudly Redlands only multi-award winning papercraft store
Proudly serving the Redlands for 10 years

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Invitations & gift boxes

Can you feel that build up to the holiday season? Lots of many happy occasions that become a little more special with an invitation announcement.

Gift boxes and bomboniere are a lovely touch to any special occasion. At All About Paper we have a large selection of templates to cut your own and blank boxes to decorate with 1,000s of trims and pretty papers to choose from to make your creations uniquely you. Great stocking stuffers and nice way to present gift vouchers.
The coming weeks include a summer holiday for many of us and it is a good time to consider making invitations for your up coming wedding. Plan now to order your papers and trims to set up a working bee party.
All About Paper, Redlands only multi award winning papercraft store and largest range of products with something for everyone.
Open 7 days at Raby Bay Harbour

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cards & Invitations & Cards

That time of year when there are many celebrations to plan that become that little more special with an invitation announcement.
If is the social group annual gala, graduation parties or a corporate event, All About Paper is sure to have just the right paper and trims to make stylish invitations at a very reasonable cost.

All About Paper is the home to one of the largest displays of Christina Re paper in Brisbane and backed up with 1,000s of other pretty papers to choose from.
Open 7 Days

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Celebrate with Christina Re

Many of us have fallen in love with the Christina Re range of papers, so many lovely patterns and pretty colours to choose from.
Christina Re is marketed towards invitations and bomboniere but have you thought about all the other celebrations that are marked with cards and all the better cards you have made yourself. We have a large number of templates for boxes and bomboniere and classes dedicated to card making, a perfect excuse to use Christina Re papers in a new way in gift bags, origami gift boxes and pretty cards.
Drop by and have a look at our ever expanding gallery of ideas.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pretty photos and photoshop

Many of us hire professional photographers for our special events and appreciate their valuable talents and skills. No doubt there will be lots of photo buffs in the family as well helping out with candid snaps.

It is a good idea to plan a list of the particular moments and people that you want to make sure are photographed during your special event. And don’t forget to include the little details, table settings, flowers, gifts and things that made your day special.

One thing you should add to your list, is a lesson in photography and photoshop to help you learn some quick tips from experts. Some times it is the little things that mean a lot, like hands on tutorials in a small class environment.

With all the new and affordable digital options photographs we all seem to be taking more photos. Why not make the best of that at enroll in a lesson to update your skills or gift certificate a lesson for someone who will be taking more photos as part of planning for your special event.

All About Paper is proud to host Point Shoot Play for lessons in both photography and photoshop, both in small class settings and one on one. Melissa makes everyone welcome and tailors classes to suit your needs. One of my favorite parts of the classes is where she shows us how to look good in front of the camera and then how to make fun alterations like this example.

Please phone to secure your place in the next class and be amazed with the amount of tips that can quickly improve the quality of your photos.

We are also organising an option of 1on1 private tutorials in either photography or photoshop with Point Shoot Play, please call the shop to confirm availability.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Gift Giving

Gifts can be something useful for the home, luxuriously scented candles, subscription to a magazine, photo frames are an easy choice. Or you can purchase a practical and personalized gifts such as photography lessons, photo albums or a gift certificate that can help them budget for their special event.

Whatever type of gift you choose, they are sure to appreciate your thoughtfulness, and your shared enthusiasm for their personal celebration, engagement, baby shower, christening, anniversary or special birthday.

Gifts bring smiles on the face of the recipients, a way to send warm wishes and congratulate them in a memorable way. All About Paper has many options to help you in gift giving, gift certificates can be used towards the invitation range, products or classes and we have a large range of albums in a variety of colours and themes.

Invitation Etiquette

Etiquette is a lovely word but it does not have to be complicated.

If you are having an event and it is special, written invitations are a way of setting the scene and communicating your story. All About Paper have years of experience in coordinating special events and creating invitations. You are in safe hands with the All About Paper design team.

A quick summary of some things you might want to consider, for big events as well as special birthdays, anniversaries, graduation parties, showers, well just any occasion that you want to invite people and make it special.

Save the date cards A great way to let your guests from out of town know about your wedding date is to send Save-the-Date cards. They may be essential for planning flights and booking time off to be with you. Save-the-dates should be sent out at least 3 to 6 months in advance of your wedding date.

Dress code
Dress code should be included in formal invitations. The style of your invitation and message projected can also reinforce formal vs casual events.

Money and gifts
Today it is very common to ask for money instead of gifts, how you ask for it is where etiquette is important. You may use a wishing well or a gift registry but please don’t include anything about gifts in the invitation itself, a separate insert is more appropriate.

Response deadlines should be no later than 1 month before the special day, or the date your caterer needs a final count. RSVP cards included with your wedding invitation are a great way to make sure your guests reply quickly.

And with that I am leaving an rsvp to you and all the lovely people we have met at recent expos and events. All About Paper is always ready to help make your special event as stress free as possible with our large range of pretty papers and well qualified design team. Invitations can be a special touch for any occasion, anniversary, birthday, graduation, any time you want to say, the event is special and so are your guests.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Gala Events

It is that time of year when offices and social groups are planning their annual gala events.

All About Paper design team understands the needs of corporate event planning, looking for something classic and tasteful, but fun is not easy.

We are showing a range of the Christina Re papers in a classic B&W but have many other wonderful patterns and colour schemes to choose from in our huge range of papers, something to suit every occasion, corporate or team colours. Phone ahead if you would like to meet a member of the design team to assist in designing unique and elegant (but budget conscious) invitations for your special event.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Wedding Expos

As a special gift to you, visit us at the Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club on Sunday the 13th of September for a chance to enter into our competitions.

On display will be a small sample of our new design range of invitations. Prizes, giveaways and goodies galore make it worth dropping by. Sunday September13th from 11 am Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club 325 Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point

Our retail shop All About Paper is located at the Raby Bay Harbour on Shore Street West in Cleveland. John and the design team are on site to help you with your purchases including these beautiful crystal and diamante charms that are now in stock.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Prince & Princess

Invitations often bring to mind weddings and we do love those but there are so many other celebrations particularly for our little princes and princesses all with their own style and unique tastes.
Children’s parties are a fabulous occasion for family and friends to gather and celebrate. When your little ones are old enough it can be a good learning activity for them in organisational skills, etiquette of invitations and hosting and maybe even a little creative craft.
All About Paper home of Brisbane’s largest stock of Christina Re speciality invitation paper and backed up with 1000s of other pretty papers to choose from we are sure to have just the right paper for baby showers, christenings, and special parties.

Our design team is available to assist you with creating unique designs and even simple craft projects for guests to complete at the party.

All About Paper truly is all about the paper products you need for unique specialty invitations and quality party stationary. Backed up with 1000s of pretty papers, a design team on call and a DIY workshop area makes wonderful things possible.

See us at Victoria Point Sharks Wedding Expo with a sample of our new designer invitation range and lots of goodies, prizes and giveaways on Sunday September 13th from 11 am.

Retail: Open 7 days a week at beautiful Raby Bay Harbour in Cleveland

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bomboniere and gift giving

Many cultures include little gifts or bomboniere at celebrations as a special treat to say thank you to guests for sharing in the festivities. The word bomboniere translates to ‘a small fancy box or dish for bonbons’.
European’s trace this tradition back to early Roman times when fruit and nuts were given.
The first bomboniere packages were made of gold, precious stones, crystal or porcelain. Today we have so many more options than that, little bags or boxes in all kinds of shapes for all kinds of occasions.
All About Paper has lots of papers perfect for creating unique little treasure boxes to match your celebration theme. We have a selection of ready made and kits but also the option of our DIY workshop equipped with Cricut and Pazzle cutting tools and a Cuttlebug for finishing touches. Ask out design team for assistance in creating something unique and special for your special guests.
As a special gift to you, visit us at the Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club on Sunday the 13th of September for a chance to enter into our competitions. On display will be a small sample of our new design range of invitations. Prizes, giveaways and goodies galore make it worth dropping by.

Sunday September13th from 11 am
Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club 325 Colburn Avenue, Victoria Point

All About Paper: Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland Queensland
Retail Open 7 days with the largest range of Christina Re in Brisbane
Design Team Consultation: on appointment

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pretty Pink Invitations

Pink is shade associated with little girls but is seems like girls of all ages enjoy shades of pink at special celebrations, showers, weddings and special birthdays.Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, acceptance, playful, calm feelings, relaxation or contentment.
Pink is a combination of red and white tones and level of energy in pink is determined by how much red is visible, it can be subtle in pastels or hot and electric in neon tones.

salmon, coral, hot, fuchsia, blush or flush, flesh, cotton candy, flamingo, flesh , melon, petal, bubblegum, cotton candy and pink lemonade

So many pretty shades of pink to choose from particularly in the Christina Re range of papers, combined with our hundreds of other speciality papers to choose from there is sure to be just the right shade to go with your celebration theme. Our in house Design Team consists of professional event planners and talented artists who love to work with you in designing unique and beautiful invitations for your celebrations.

All About Paper provides many options for elegant invitations for special events with affordable package deals. We have a ready made, that you can add your own personal touch with a touch of bling, fully completed at a competitive price and even the option of a DIY workshop area complete with Cuttlebug, Cricut, Pazzle and all the tools that you need to make something special.
Retail: Open 7 days at beautiful Raby Bay Harbour, Cleveland
Design Team: Please call ahead to make an appointment

Keep an eye out for us at Victoria Point Sharks Wedding Expo, Sunday 13th of September.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Romantic Invitations

Romance does live in the heart of the macho Aussie male.

Shopping in Carindale today I ventured into a gift shop, drawn in by the show of reduced price wine glasses at the door. The assistant was helping a young male, approx late 20's, purchase tealight holders (small brandy balloon shapes) - no my life does not evolve around alcohol - and she was putting sand and tealights into them.

"Isn't he gorgeous" she said, "he's going to meet his girlfriend down on the beach, where he will have all the candles lit - and he's going to propose" - I got goosebumps. How romantic was that.
I told him I thought he was a lovely young man, and that whoever he was proposing to was lucky to have him, and wished him and his fiance to be happiness, health and a long life together.

I do hope she said yes, and if she did and if the couple would like to come and see me I would be happy to give them a very special price on their wedding invitations.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Creative Guest books for Celebrations

A guest book is a great way to remember a celebration.
As a new twist on the standard write your name here style of guest book why not create something that will be cherished by everyone and fun for your guests to make.

Place some pretty pens, instamatic camera, scissors, a selection of pretty paper, a glue stick on the table along with your guest book. You could either have blank pages for them to doodle as they like or maybe get them started with posing a question to answer, their tips for a happy marriage on suggestions for a good life together.

As guests arrive, start taking Polaroids or digital pictures that you can instantly print. Continuously place the photos on the table as they are available.

Tell your guests to write a little something in the guest book and to be creative! You will be amazed at how interesting the book will turn out. Best of all it will be a statement that is uniquely you and your guests on the day of your special celebration.

All About Paper is your one stop for all your stationary needs when it comes to planning a special celebration. Our large range of specialty papers including Christina Re is suitable for invitations, gift giving and more. We have a large range of ready made and raw books that can be finished to match your celebration theme, perfect for a unique guest book.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blue bird of happiness and celebrations

Blue birds are a sweet theme for a celebration, weddings and baby showers might be your first thought. The symbol of a bluebird of happiness is part of cultures across the globe. It is a widely accepted symbol of cheerfulness, happiness, prosperity, hearth and home, good health, new births, and the renewal of springtime.

Lots of positive sentiments may be attached to the bluebird and blue is so calming and friendly. They would be a lovely theme for birthdays, new homes, and going away parties.

azure, baby, cerulean, cornflower, denim, electric, light, periwinkle, powder, robin's egg, royal, sky, ultramarine, so many pretty blues to choose from

All About Paper is Brisbane’s only multi award winning specialty paper retailer. These awards are recognition of high attention to customer service, that includes a DIY workshop area surrounded by hundreds of pretty papers in every shade you can think of. All About Paper is also the home of the largest range of Christina Re papers in the Brisbane region.

Our design team includes professional event planners and recognised artists who love to help you match the right papers with your celebration theme. The team have designed many unique and stylish invitations on all kinds of themes and look forward to meeting you soon. Ask them about our card making classes and tutorials.
Shop: Open 7 days at beautiful Raby Bay Harbour
Design Team Consultation: please call ahead

Friday, August 21, 2009

Corporate Celebrations

All About Paper’s specialty Invitations for Celebrations caters for all needs.

When we say All About we really do mean everything including corporate invitations.
Members of our Design Team have been busy PAs themselves and know how it feels when you suddenly get nominated for project planning on a large corporate event and they asked if you can bring it in under budget. This is some of our top tips to add to your check list.
Dates: School holidays, long weekends, public holidays, EFY, other major events, they all fill up the calendar quickly and the best venues are already booked out

Theme: This might be the time when uncomplicated is best. Awards night = gold, Christmas = touch of green, annual gala ball = black tie

Or do your corporate colours or logo need to be considered ?

Guests: How many ?
Invitations: Need to be out no later than 6 weeks in advance. Your guests have busy schedules too.

All About Paper and your personal design team are on call to help you design specialty invitations made to order or if you are watching the budget help you set up in the DIY workshop. Our Design Team members are busy PAs themselves, they know what you mean by corporate casual or corporate lounge or creatively corporate and will have lots of ideas on what will work for your celebration.
Open 7 days
One of Brisbane's largest stocks of Christian Re papers
Redland’s only multi award wining paper craft supplier