Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Summer Splash Collection ~ Kaisercraft

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. I have been so incredibly busy. Tonight I have taken the night off school work as I have been busy writing my school reports for the last six weeks. I have made my first deadline and so I ma having a little rest before the proofreading begins. I am sharing two cards that I have made using Kaisercraft's Summer Splash Collection.

Both of these cards feature in the Kaisercraft November Magazine. All of the instructions plus all of the supplies are listed.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

With Sympathy

Hello everyone! It's Cathy here today, sharing my latest card idea on the Kaisercraft blog. I have selected papers and products from the Romantique Collection for my card and also set myself a challenge. With each release, Kaisercraft produce embossing folders and I decided that I would incorporate embossing into my card design in some way. I also plan to share my design process, with you so that it may assist you in your own cardmaking.

As I have already created a pink card with this collection, I decided that I would make a blue one this time. I start by selecting any papers from the paper pad that I would like to work with and place them in front of me and pair up possible combinations together.
This is the embossing folder folder that coordinates with the Romantique Collection. I decided that I would fussy cut it out and use the frame like a mat.

Once I have my major elements created, I play BEFORE I glue. I was having difficulty with the white elements on the card....should I change the frame to a patterned paper frame?.....the sentiment isn't working.....I changed the frames position many times but decided that it should remain horizontal. The striped die cut frame, was actually die cut from my base mat! If you are running short on paper and you know that it is going to be covered up, try this tip to save on paper.
To add dimension to my cards, I use a combination of craft glue and mounting foam to adhere my papers and elements to my cards. This helps to showcase the pretty patterned papers and also the beautiful elements that have been selected.
Inking your papers and embellishments with an ink also makes them pop! This can be applied with a sponge dauber or an ink blending tool.
Kaisercraft Products: PP1032 Romantique Paper Pad |CT894 Collectables|CD101 Coconut | Decorative Dies DD805 Perfume Bottles and DD466 Sentiments Sympathy| EF277 Embossing Folder Baroque Frame| F628 Paper Blooms Honey | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg|SB782 Pearls Denim| T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

I hope that my design tips were helpful to you and can assist you in your own cardmaking.

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Ways To Incorporate Stamps Into Your Cards

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a wonderful day. This month, Kaisercraft are releasing two exciting paper collections...one is a vintage shabby chic collection called Romantique and the second a beach, summery themed collection named Summer Splash. In today's post, I am sharing two cards using both collections and how I have used their coordinating stamps.

Using some left over paper from the centre section of my card, I die cut an oval frame and stamped my sentiment on it. I also stamped two butterflies from the stamp set and fussy cut them out to frame the vintage oval frame. I absolutely adore this collection!

My second card transformed several times during its construction. I got carried away with my stamping and had to take away my embellishments that I created as it over cluttered my card. I used the bubbles from the stamp set and stamped them repeatedly using white ink over the ombre papers. I also selected a sentiment and heat embossed it using embossing powder.

Both collections have wonderful complimentary products to work with. Stop by the Kaisercraft blog to view other inspiration from the Design Team.


Kaisercraft Products: PP1032 Romantique Paper Pad | CS315 Romantique Clear Stamps|Kaisercard CD142 Ballet, CD101 Coconut and CD118 Fern| Decorative Dies DD179 Lacetopper, DD369 Oval Vintage Frame and  DD508 Nesting Oval|F641 Paper Blooms| F658 Mini Paper Blooms|
Other: Lace | Flat Back Pearl | Hemp| Distress Ink | Leaf Die|

Wish You Were Here
Kaisercraft Products: PP1031 Summer Splash Paper Pad |CS314 Summer Splash Clear Stamps |Kaisercard  CD101 Coconut and CD153 Denim |DD793 Circle Vines | SB774 Ice Blue |
Other: White Embossing Powder| Versamark| Scalloped Scissors| Flowers| White Pigment Ink|

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

A Twinkling Christmas

Hello everyone! I hope that you're having a great day. Today I am sharing two projects using papers from Meg's Garden. I have used the cardmakers pack and the Twinkling Christmas papers. You can purchase these or download them from the store.

I have used some delicate border and frame dies to add a vintage/shabby chic touch to my card. I used this beautiful image from an ephemera sheet which is also available.

I used Tim Holtz holiday green dies to die cut the foliage to add to my floral clusters. The flowers are from my stash.

I recently added to my scrapbooking tools something that I have been pondering over for the last two years...an electronic cutting machine. I purchased a Silhouette Cameo and we are still becoming friends! I used it to create my second project which is a gift card holder.

You open it up and slide your gift card inside the white slip box. There is space for stamping etc but I haven't decided what I am going to do with it yet. The file cuts all the pieces and scores everything that needs scoring. Couldn't be easier once you have the right cut setting on my machine!


Meg's Garden
A Twinkling Christmas
Metallic Silver Ribbon

Paper: American Crafts 7170 Christmas Glitter, Kaisercraft Cardstock CD141 Musk and CD118 Fern

Dies:  Kaisercraft DD584 Lace Top, Precious Marieke Snowflake Border, Tim Holtz Holiday Greens

Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts Berry Spray Cluster, Green Tara Flowers

Other: Kaisercraft Rhinestones SB700 Silver, Lori Whitlock Happy Birthday Gift Card Holder

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Merry and Bright Shaker Card

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week. Today I am sharing with a shaker card that I have made using papers from the Mint Wishes Collection from Kaisercraft. I have used lots of Christmas dies that are also from Kaisercraft which are so perfect for cardmaking.

The baubles in the background come with coordinating dies which make construction very simple. I coloured them in with copics and then added clear wink of stella over them to add some sparkle. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set with Versafine ink onto acetate and embossed it using embossing glitter.


Kaisercraft Products: PP10279 Mint Wishes Paper Pad |CD101 Coconut |GC104 Crystal | Decorative Dies DD964 Christmas Garland, DD391 Mini Christmas Ornaments, DD592 Snowflake Border and DD594 Nesting Trees| Rhinestones RS406 Blue Grey and SB700 Silver| T303 Foam Tape


Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y19,  YR16,  YR19,  BG11, BG13, BG18,  BV000, BV11, V17,  R22, R24 and  R29

Ink:Versafine Onyx Black Ink, Versamagic Cloud White, Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Distress Oxide Inks Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover

Lucy's Things Coral Island, Silver Holgram Embossing Powder, MFT Single Stitch Rectangle Frames, Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Christmas Envelope Mini Album Tutorial

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week viewing the new collections from Kaisercraft. As you have seen, Kaisercraft have released some beautiful Christmas collections this year and the Mint Wishes Collection certainly doesn't disappoint. Today I am sharing an envelope mini album that I created using this collection. This album is a gift for a dear friend of mine who is a proud 'poppy.' He enjoys sharing pictures of his grandson from his phone, so my gift to him is this album. As he is a non crafter, the album is straight forward therefore it is easy to construct.

I have two videos to share with you. One is a walk through of the completed album and the second is the tutorial. So grab a cuppa and enjoy!

The Video Walk Through

The next video is the tutorial. This is a lengthy video as it was filmed in real time. To assist you in your viewing, you can fast forward to the following sections:
33m matting the covers
39min hinges
51min pages and inserts
57min matting pages and inserts
1hr 1min attaching pages to album
1hr 3 min creating the pocket and belly band

The format of the album was deliberate. I didn't want it to be too difficult for my friend, as some mini albums have a lot of interactions. However there are still lots of spaces for photos.
Mini books are great inserts into mini albums. You can journal and add small photos. The sentiments from the cut a part sheet are great for creating these.
The papers in the collection coordinate beautifully! You can mix and match so all of the components of your album effortlessly. By limiting the colour palet, it makes the designing the album less complicated and it makes the whole experience enjoyable.
Kaisercraft Products:  PP234 Mint Wishes 12 x 12 Paper Pad| SS348 Sticker Sheet | CT891 Collectables | Cardstock CD102 Licorice and CD651 Kraft |CD509 Card Pack Square | Rhinestones RS445 Ice and SB700 Silver| T321 Glue| T318 Craft Knife| T317 Craft Scissors
Other: Distress Ink Vintage Photo |Scor-Tape| Crop-o-dile Corner Chomper Tool Deco and Stub and Corner Rounder Tools.

I hope you'll try and create an envelope mini album with one of the Kaisercraft Collections.
With one pack of envelopes, you can make two mini albums. These are great as gifts and also Christmas is coming!
Happy crafting!


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