Saturday, 27 August 2016

20% off at Foil Play this bank holiday weekend!

 To celebrate the August Bank Holiday, I'm offering a massive 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 the code bh20 then update your basket. The offer ends at midnight on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Happy Crafting and enjoy the holiday weekend!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Fancy winning £35 to spend at Foil Play?

If so, check out the Stamping Sensations challenge blog this month. 

This month the challenge is anything goes  - as long as a stamped image, sentiment or quote forms the focal image of your design. You can enter up to three times and entries close on 31 August - good luck!

Friday, 22 April 2016

Foil Play 20% birthday discount and order despatch information

It's birthday time again - Foil Play is twelve years old this May - doesn't time fly!

To celebrate the birthday, and as a big thank you to all of my lovely customers, I'm offering a huge 20% discount off everything! 
I'm also taking a short break next week and will be despatching orders again from Tuesday 3 May 2016 onwards.
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 the code: birthday and update your basket when checking out. The offer ends at midnight on Monday 2 May 2016.  If there's something in particular that you have your eye on, don't leave it too long, in case it sells out...

A big thank you again for all of your support over the past twelve years!

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Jumbo die cut numbers for special occasions - custom cut from your choice of card

Custom die cut jumbo numbers, available from Foil Play
I made both of these cards using jumbo die cut numbers with matching shadows - as you can see, they really make an impact!  

The 21st birthday card is an 8 x 8 card, with the numbers cut from gold stardust and gold holographic card. The dinosaur themed card below is a 7 x 7 card, with the numbers cut from blue stardust and blue gloss card.
Custom die cut jumbo numbers, available from Foil Play
These jumbo numbers would make a perfect focal point for a special birthday or anniversary card - of course they are great for scrap booking too! 

Custom die cut jumbo numbers, available from Foil Play
There are two parts to the jumbo numbers - the shadow (shown above, approximately 9 cm high) and the deckle edged number (shown below, approximately 8.5 cm high).
Custom die cut jumbo numbers, available from Foil Play
Each works perfectly as a stand alone number - but if you'd like maximum impact, combine the number and shadow together, as shown in the example below.
Custom die cut jumbo numbers, available from Foil Play
You can purchase as many or as few numbers as you choose - you aren't tied to buying a full set if you only need a couple for a particular project. However, if you do need a lot of numbers, there are discounts for bulk purchases of the same design / material.
Numbers are custom cut to order, to give you maximum flexibility and choice. There is a huge array of material and colours to choose from, including:
  • mirri card;
  • super sparkly glitter card;
  • sparkly stardust card;
  • gloss finish card;
  • 300 gsm smooth white card - perfect for colouring or stamping;
  • kraft card;
  • holographic card;
  • selected printed card designs;
  • 240 gsm plain coloured card;
  • pearlescent card;
  • double sided adhesive film - which you can foil, glitter or flock yourself;
  • self adhesive vinyl - great for your craft projects, or even for wheelie bin stickers!
Custom die cut jumbo numbers, available from Foil Play

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Easter discount at Foil Play!

There's a 10% discount treat in store for you at Foil Play this Easter - why not use it to bag a bargain (or several!).

To receive the discount, just apply the code easter10 when checking out your order. 

Happy Easter!

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!