Sunday, 7 February 2016

Storage for thin metal dies - my solution

I've tried various methods of storage for my thin metal dies. My last system involved putting them on A4 magnetic sheets in folders with plastic pockets. I also had a storage folder with smaller sheets in A6 sized pockets. However, the folders were heavy to move and browse through, it was also a faff getting stuff in and out of the pockets. 

I'm much happier with my current system - thin A4 magnetic sheets backed by thick card, stored in a couple of plastic Really Useful Boxes. The boxes need to be strong, so the plastic ones are ideal. They are very heavy, but the beauty of this system is that the boxes have  permanent homes and I can easily flip through to find the sheet that I need, removal and putting back are fuss free.  

To make it easier to organise, I added header tabs to some sheets, as you can see from these step by step pictures. The scalloped tabs are made from Kanban mini scrap book pages, cut down. I used a hand held label printer to label them.



The system wasn't too expensive to put together and it's really easy to slot in additional sheets where needed. I started originally with a 9 litre box (the pink box below), but had to expand as the sheets were getting too tightly packed to flip through easily. The second box (above) is 19 litres - same footprint but higher sides, which means that I could put the box lid on if I wanted.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

January bargains at Foil Play!

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a lovely time over the festive period, and a good start to the New Year.

Thank you for all of your orders over the festive period - I hope you will enjoy crafting with your new goodies! It did take a while to get all of the orders out due to the high volume received, but everything is back to normal now, with speedy despatch times as usual.

Today I've been busy slashing prices, so you'll find hundreds of new clearance bargains to be had. Once they are gone, they are very unlikely to be restocked and at these prices I'm expecting quite a few sell outs - so don't miss out, if there's something you have your eye on.

Lots of exciting new stock is on the way too - watch this space!

Friday, 11 December 2015

Foil Play end of year sale and Christmas post arrangements

The Foil Play sale is now on with 20% off EVERYTHING, so it's a great time to bag a few bargains and stock up on crafting goodies for 2016!

To receive the discount, apply the code xmas2015 then update your basket, when checking out. Don't forget that if you have an account with Foil Play, you'll get loyalty points as well, which amount to another 5% discount!

The web site will remain open for business over the festive period. However, I am taking a break from packing & posting so my next despatch date  will be Thursday 31 December 2015, any queries or questions over the festive period will be answered by 31 December. 


Thank you very much indeed for your custom during 2015 - wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous 2016!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Win a Foil Play prize with Creative Artiste Challenge blog in December

Creative Artiste Challenge blog - win Foil Play goodies
Win free goodies from Foil Play this month in the Creative Artiste Challenge Blog - follow the blog challenge rules and enter with your mixed media 'anything goes' project during December. Good luck!

Friday, 27 November 2015

20% Black Friday discount at Foil Play this weekend!

20% Black Friday discount at Foil Play this weekend!  
Foil Play is offering a huge 20% discount off everything until Midnight on Sunday.  
 
The discount applies to all products in stock,  so why not bag a bargain and stock up on your favourites and crafting essentials? If, like me, you haven't started your Christmas cards yet, this is a great chance to stock up on Christmas toppers and card.
 
To receive the discount, just apply the code blackfriday then update your basket when checking out. 
 
The offer ends at midnight on Sunday 29 November 2015.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Hundreds of Dufex rare and discontinued individual picture prints at Foil Play!

Stunning individual Dufex picture prints at Foil Play
I've just finished a marathon session, listing thousands of individual Dufex picture prints and postcards, in hundreds of different designs. They are already proving popular, so stock up on your favourite designs before they sell out!
Stunning individual Dufex picture prints at Foil Play
Dufex picture prints are beautiful - so hard to do them justice in a scan, as they have a unique reflective surface which gives a real touch of glamour to your card and craft projects.
Stunning individual Dufex picture prints at Foil Play
You can use them as an individual card topper, or buy multiples of the same design if you'd like to decoupage and make a stunning 3D topper. Alternatively you can of course use them as picture prints, or even send the postcard toppers!
Stunning individual Dufex picture prints at Foil Play
The hundreds of designs now in stock cover many occasions - including Christmas, lots of nativity designs, new baby, wedding, cute children, lovely animals, picturesque scenes, fantasy designs and many more.
Stunning individual Dufex picture prints at Foil Play
Almost all of these beautiful designs are now discontinued by Dufex, so they are rare and very hard to find elsewhere.
Stunning individual Dufex picture prints at Foil Play
I have very limited numbers of some designs in stock and won't be able to get more when they sell out - so if you see a design that you love, please don't miss out! 
Stunning individual Dufex picture prints at Foil Play
Quantity discounts are available for other designs, where I do have plenty in stock, so the more you buy, the more you save!
Stunning individual Dufex picture prints at Foil Play
Prices of the small prints range from 25 to 35p each - what a bargain! Even more of a bargain where multi buys are available - as little as 17.5p each if you buy ten of a design. Larger A5 sized prints are also available for 80p - gorgeous for really large cards or simply as a picture.
http://www.foilplay.co.uk/dufex-individual-picture-prints.html
Go on - have a browse of these beautiful designs and don't miss out! 

As ever at Foil Play:
  • p&p is free on orders over £10
  • free die cut toppers with orders over £20
  • set up a free account to earn loyalty points on every order, for discounts on future orders

Friday, 28 August 2015

Bank Holiday weekend - 20% discount at Foil Play!

To celebrate the August Bank Holiday, I'm offering a huge 20% discount off everything at Foil Play this weekend. 
The discount applies to all products in stock,  so why not use the opportunity to bag a bargain and stock up on your favourites and crafting essentials?
 
To receive the discount, just enter and apply the code bh20 when checking out. The offer ends at midnight on Monday 31 August 2015.
 
Enjoy the holiday weekend!