Custom Designed Cards

Custom Design Cards

Gift Hutt not only sells locally made arts and crafts but we also have a custom design card service.  I can create a card to suit all occasions, like this card I made for Jackie Proctor’s mother for Mother’s Day.

 

Here is what Jackie says:

“I absolutely love the design, quality of materials and exceptional workmanship Patrica used when creating a handmade card for my Mum. It was a pleasure to have someone turn my vague ideas into a beautiful piece of art my Mum proudly displays in her home. I know exactly where I am coming back to see when I need more handcrafted cards – Patrica at Gift Hutt!”

Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Wedding Anniversary Gifts

Have you ever wondered what the gift guide is for wedding anniversary gifts?  To put you right, Lois from Custom Keepsakes has compiled the list on her blog here:

https://customkeepsakes.co.nz/wedding-anniversary-gift-year-year-guide/

As the guide says the first anniversary is paper, and as part of a collaboration with other New Zealand businesses I have made this special card that would be suitable for a 1st wedding anniversary card. .

You could purchase this card, or you could make your own with the wide range of paper crafting supplies available at Gift Hutt. I have full instructions on how to make this card at my personal crafting blog here: http://wp.me/p2MuRN-Wc.  Make a keepsake album with all your photos of the past year with the flip fold albums from Heartfelt Creations that can hold between 80 and 100 photos.  There are lots of papers with coordinating stamps and dies to personalise your album.

April News

News from Gift Hutt

Wow it is April already and I can’t believe that Easter is just around the corner.  Gift Hutt will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

We have some fun classes coming up with a range of different crafts available.  First up is a Paverpol workshop which is a lot of fun and you go home with a completed statue.  I will be running another flower making class which is always very popular and it is essential you book your place.  Over the school holidays Meg and Jann will be running a fun class just for the kids making felt pictures and handcrafted sparkly paper.  My last class this month will be a cardmaking class featuring the Heartfelt Creations April release – Tropical Paradise.

Beth and I are busy working on an exciting new class featuring a combination of using the Voodoo Molly Vintage paints, decoupage and flower making.  To prepare for this we now have napkins suitable for decoupage in store for sale.  This workshop is still in the planning stage and we will keep you posted on our process.

New in store is a range of different and funky knobs to jazz up your upstyled furniture so come on in and check us out.

Please feel free to contact me if you need more information or assistance either through the website, via email or phone 0274150165.

Workshops and Classes:

Paverpol
Saturday 8th March
Cost $100

Flower Making Class
Sunday 9th April 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $20

Make It
Wednesday 19th April 2.30 to 4.30 pm
Cost $22
School holiday fun for the kids

Cardmaking Class – Tropical Paradise
Sunday 26th March 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $40
Suitable for children who love to craft as well.

February News from Gift Hutt

What’s New at Gift Hutt

Upstyling furniture is getting very popular and Gift Hutt stocks the Voodoo Molly Vintage paints and associated products to make it easy for you.  These paints have been 18 months in research and development and your projects require minimal preparation for these paints.  Feel free to come to the Bring Your Own Project on Saturday 11 and 18  February to find out more from our resident expert, Beth.

The classes for Emma Lou, the Creative Director from Heartfelt Creations, are getting full, but there are still some places available.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a very talented and creative person and my personal inspiration. I have been paper crafting for over 20 years and the Heartfelt Creations range of products are the best products that I have ever used, and my cardmaking has gone to a whole new level.  And now this is your chance to learn from the expert and create cards and albums that will amaze all your friends and family.

January News

January News

Happy New Year

Welcome back to a brand new year at Gift Hutt.  We have lots of new workshop ideas to work on this year including quilling and decoupage classes so watch this space…

In store we have some delicious new soaps (including scent free soaps) from Bella Saponi and some very beautiful whimsical Tilda dolls for the doll collectors.  Gift Hutt is open all January excluding Wellington Anniversary Day Monday 23 January to get your gifts and treats.

I am thrilled to announce that I have organised Emma Lou Beechy, the Creative Director of Heartfelt Creations to come to Wellington and take some classes for me on the 27th February next year.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a very talented and creative person and my personal inspiration. I have been paper crafting for over 20 years and the Heartfelt Creations range of products are the best products that I have ever used, and my cardmaking has gone to a whole new level.

And now this is your chance to learn from the expert and create cards and albums that will amaze all your friends and family.  So mark this date in your calendar and start saving as Emma Lou will also be bringing lots of lovely goodies with her.

Payments for the classes need to be made by the end of January 2017.  Please feel free to contact me if you need more information or assistance either through the website, via email or phone 0274150165.

Workshops and Classes:

Flower Making Workshop
Sunday 22 January 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $20 – bring your own tools and adhesives if you have them.
(Only a couple of spaces left for this workshop)

Make a Footstool
Saturday 28 January 10 am to 2.30 pm
Cost $95, bring a metre of fabric with all other materials supplied.
Save the date – 27th February 2017 for these amazing classes.

Bring Your Own Project
Saturday 11 and 18 February
Cost $45 per class or come to both for $80 (Materials not included)

Cardmaking Class – Dogwood
Monday 27th February 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Cost $45

Mini Album – Blushing Rose
Monday 27th  February – 12.30 to 5.30
Cost $90

Cardmaking Class – Under the Sea
Monday 27th February 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Cost $45

If you can think of any craft you would like to learn or are able to teach at Gift Hutt please contact Beth  at gifthuttworkshops@gmail.com or phone her on 0272652253.

Breaking News – Emma Lou Beechy from Heartfelt Creations is Coming to New Zealand

Emma Lou Beechy, Creative Director from Heartfelt Creations is coming to New Zealand!

I just had to let you know my exciting news!!!

I am thrilled to announce that I have organised Emma Lou Beechy, the Creative Director of Heartfelt Creations to come to Wellington and take some classes for me on the 27th February next year. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from a very talented and creative person and my personal inspiration. I have been paper crafting for over 20 years and the Heartfelt Creations range of products are the best products that I have ever used, and my cardmaking has gone to a whole new level.  And now this is your chance to learn from the expert and create cards and albums that will amaze all your friends and family.  So mark this date in your calendar and start saving as Emma Lou will also be bringing lots of lovely goodies with her.

Payments for the classes need to be made by the end of January 2017.  Please feel free to contact me if you need more information or assistance either through the website, via email or phone 0274150165.

Save the date – 27th February 2017 for these amazing classes.

Cardmaking Class – Dogwood
Monday 27th February – time to be arranged
Cost $45

Mini Album – Blushing Rose
Monday 27th  February – 12.30 to 5.30
Cost $90

Cardmaking Class – Under the Sea
Monday 27th February – time to be arranged
Cost $45

 

Merry Christmas from Gift Hutt

Merry Christmas from Gift Hutt.

I can’t believe that Christmas is just around the corner and it is starting to get very busy.  It is sad to see the partial closure of Queensgate but it has been nice to see more people going for a walk down High Street.

Looking for the perfect gift?  Gift Hutt has a wide range of hand crafted, unique and individual gifts for the personal touch so come on in and check us out.  We have lovely gift baskets and glasses, a new range of scented and fragrance free soaps and lots of gorgeous gift ideas.  And if you are not sure what to get, we also sell gift vouchers for people to choose their own gifts.

This will be the last newsletter for the year and I would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe Christmas and prosperity for the New Year.

November News from Gift Hutt

Gift Hutt News

Wow what a week it has been with the earthquake Monday morning and then followed by floods on Tuesday.  My thoughts go out to the families of the two people who died and all those who have suffered badly in this major event.  We have been incredibly lucky and only suffered minimal damage in the shop with no apparent structural damage and have been signed off my an engineer.

What’s New in Gift Hutt.

The Christmas decorations are out in the shop and we are looking very festive.  Beth has done some very cool driftwood Christmas trees.  They sold very fast last year so you will need to be very quick.  There is also a wide range of hand crafted Christmas decorations to add the special touch to your tree.

Some lovely gift baskets and gift ideas have arrived in time for Christmas. These are perfect for corporate gifts and secret santa gifts.  Also in are some new beautiful soft toys just perfect for giving to a new baby.

We now have a range of quality quilling supplies in store and we hope to have Meg from Dora’s Papers come in early next month to teach a class on quilling.

Another class we are looking at having is decoupage and we have now got some supplies in and waiting on more back orders to come in.  Decoupage is great for using with the Voodoo Molly Vintage paints.

Upcycling furniture is very popular now and we have just the paints for you from Voodoo Molly Vintage.  These paints have been developed in New Zealand specifically for upcycling furniture and are so easy to use.  No more stripping varnish and paint back to the wood!  We run classes here every month to help you get started with these paints and get you a professional finish every time.