Enjoy the Journey

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying the summer weather! Today I would like to share a quick and simple but effective layout that I created using the Journey Collection- Kaisercraft. I have focused on the brown colours of this collection for this layout.
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To begin, I have cut a piece of KAISERCARD WHITE PREMIUM CARDSTOCK to 30 cm x 30 cm. Next I used a the DIAMONDS MINI DESIGNER STENCILKAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE and ink blending tool to create the brown pattern on the white background.

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Next I took the CLEAR STAMP – SCRIPT BACKGROUND, an ACRYLIC STAMPING BLOCK and KAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE to stamp on the edges of the brown inking.

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Time to add some photos! I took the brown and white foil sheet from the PAPER PAD – JOURNEY COLLECTION and cut it down to 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm. I attached this to the centre of my layout. I took the left overs from this sheet and framed my two 5.2 cm x 5.2 cm photos. I had already framed these photo with KAISERCARD CINNAMON WEAVE CARDSTOCK which was cut at 5.6 cm x 5.6 cm. I attached these two small photos to the opposite corners.20190630_112201

 

Next was to add more photos. I took two photos 6.8 cm x 6.8 cm and framed with 7.2 cm x 7.2 cm  KAISERCARD CINNAMON WEAVE CARDSTOCK  and a second frame at 8.2 cm x 8.2 cm of the suitcase paper from the PAPER PAD – JOURNEY COLLECTION was also used. These two photos were attached diagonally inside, but overlapping, the two smaller photos. Finally the large photo (10.2 cm x 10.2 cm) was framed with 10.6 cm x 10.6 cm  KAISERCARD CINNAMON WEAVE CARDSTOCK and foam taped to the center of the layout.20190630_120853

 

The last step is the fun step! I have embellished with the brown pop out pieces from the  PAPER PAD – JOURNEY COLLECTION, the quote “Live your life by a compass not a clock’ from MEANDERER – JOURNEY COLLECTIONFLOURISH PACK – FLY AWAYCHEESECLOTH GAUZE and RHINESTONES – SILVER
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I hope you have enjoyed reading how to create this quick and easy but effective layout. Potentially I have inspired you to start using up some of those paper pads?

Enjoy the Journey!

Xx Roxii xX

Journey Cards

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share four cards (15 x 15 cm) that I made with the Kaisercraft Journey Collection. This collection is just so versatile, I love it. I have made two birthday cards and two Bon Voyage Cards using the Paper Pad – Journey CollectionCollectables – Journey Collection and Flourish Pack – Fly Away.

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For this Feminine Birthday Card, I choose the pale pink, maroon and gold script page and the yellow embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection and the yellow lanterns from the  Collectables – Journey Collection. I also used Distress Ink Pad – Aged Mahogany and a stencil to create the main card background and I used the Kaisermist Spray Ink – Gold Shimmer in the middle of the maroon background. To embellish, I used Cheesecloth Gauze,  Flourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Wine.

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For this Male Birthday Card, I choose the blue patterned page, the pale blue page, the little square page and the blue embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection . I inked the middle of the background using the Distressed Dots 6X6 Designer Stencil and a Navy coloured ink. I embellished using the large bike from the Collectables – Journey Collection, Cheesecloth GauzeFlourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Ice Blue.

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For this Bon Voyage Card, I choose the brown patterned page and brown embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection. I also used KaiserInk Pad – Chocolate and a stencil to create the background.  I embellished using the suitcases from the Collectables – Journey Collection, the Cheesecloth GauzeFlourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Yellow.

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For this Bon Voyage Card, I choose the striped page, the pale yellow page and a mix of embellishments from the Paper Pad – Journey Collection and the Collectables. I used the Kaisermist Spray Ink – Gold Shimmer in the middle of the  background and embellished with Cheesecloth Gauze,  Flourish Pack – Fly Away and Rhinestones – Wine.

I hope I have inspired you to attempt some cards with this wonderfully versatile collection. Happy Card Making!

Xx Roxii xX

Explore the Unseen

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing my “Explore the Unseen” layout with you. I love the Journey Collection for its diverse colours. Here I use the pinks and reds with touches of gold in this collection, they go perfectly with the photos I have used. I fell in love with the quote “Explore the Unseen” because it goes perfectly with my new lens ball and my journey in learning how to use it to show the world differently in my photography!

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To begin with, I took a piece of KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK and cut it to 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm. Using the DISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY and a script stamp, I stamped the top left and bottom right corners of the KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK .
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Next, I cut the gold pattern from Nomad paper before cutting the remaining part down to 24.5 cm by 29 cm. To add some gold highlights, I sprayed KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – GOLD SHIMMER 50ML through a stencil on to Nomad paper.
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To get the main base of the layout, I also cut a 5.5 cm x 29 cm strip from Voyager Paper and the bottom strip from Vagabond paper. Then I attached all the pieces across the cardstock as shown in the picture (below).
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For the photos (7 cm x 7 cm) I prepared frames from KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK measuring 7.7 cm x 7.7 cm. I used the DISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY and a script stamp again to give some colour to my photo frames. I attached the photos to the centre of the frames and attached these to the centre of the layout.
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Lastly, I embellished the layout with pink flowers that I cut from Voyager paper, the vases from Meanderer, The Journey Collectables and RHINESTONES – WINE.

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Happy Crafting!
X x Roxii x X

 

Make Time for Happiness

Hi everyone,

I am very excited to have to opportunity to share my work with you this month! Here is one of my layouts, “Make Time for Happiness”, using the Kaisercraft Journey Collection. I fell in love with the Blue and Yellow papers, especially the Globe Trotter paper. It just match so perfectly with the blues and yellows in my photo.

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I have taken the Globe Trotter Paper and cut it down to 27 cm by 27 cm. I have then applied Ranger Texture Paste – Transparent Matte to the top left and bottom right corners, through a demask type stencil. To add some gold to the background I used the KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – GOLD SHIMMER, by applying over the dried texture paste. To finish the main base I matted it to KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK.

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Next I made a frame for the layout using the Adventurer paper. First I cut it down to 29.5 cm by 29.5 cm and then I used the pattern of the paper to cut the inside of the frame with fine scissors and a craft knife. This frame can be attached using Mounting Foam Tape. I then used the bottom strips from Roamer and Adventurer paper to add some blue to the frame.
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Next I made some framing layers for my photo using some papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 inch paper pad and left overs from Adventurer and Globe Trotter papers. I have also fussy cut the gold foil lantern paper from the paper pad and used them on the top left and bottom right of my layout. Lastly, I used the “ALWAYS find time for things that make you feel HAPPY” quote from the Meanderer paper and Rhinestones – Deep Yellow to embellish my layout.

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post and enjoy using this collection as much as I have!

Stay tuned to see some of my other creations with this wonderful collection.

Happy scrapbooking!!

Xx Roxii xX

European Journey

Hi everyone,

I am very excited to have to opportunity to share my work with you this month! Here is one of my layouts, “European Journey”, using the Kaisercraft Journey Collection. I fell in love with the books from the Globe Trotter paper and the collectables. I thought I would make an “explorer desk” kind of layout with many photos to be documented.
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I have cut 2x KAISERCARD SHADOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 30.5 x 30.5 cm. Next I cut Tourist paper to 28 cm x 28 cm and then it cut diagonally. To the middle of the double layout, I attached the Tourist triangles to form a diagonal strip. I then used 2.5 cm x 30 cm strips of Traveler paper to top and bottom frame to the layout. I left approximately 5 mm from the outsides of the layout when sticking these down.

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Using a Navy Ink and a Tim Holtz Stencil, I inked diagonally along the edges of the Traveler paper. I roughly stamped over the blue inking using the KAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE  and a script stamp. Next I cut out the books from Roamer paper and layered them on the top left and bottom right of the double layout.

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I have cut 6 pieces of KAISERCARD SNOW WEAVE CARDSTOCK at 5.4 cm x 8.4 cm and cut out the centers to create polaroid-like frames. Then I Attached photos to the back of the frames. I stuck the framed photos on top of the books, as though they have fallen there. Next I embellished with the collectables. For the final steps, I cut out 24 crosses from Vagabond paper and foam tape 6 crosses in a line from both bottom corners and 12 on the top, in the middle of the top. Added some RHINESTONES – DARK BLUE, ivory string and KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML splatters to finish.
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20190519_174733I hope you enjoyed reading this post and enjoy using this collection as much as I have! Stay tuned to see some of my other creations with this wonderful collection.

Happy scrapbooking!!

Xx Roxii xX

Special Moment Layout by Karen

Today we have our second beautiful layout by Karen Hicks.

This photo of Karen’s daughter Katie was also taken in Florence.

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Karen used the lovely Honey Chai collection for her second layout as well. For the base of the layout Karen used the Nutmeg paper and distressed the edges. Other papers used were Ginger which is the strip to the left of the layout and the reverse side of the Sage paper.

The butterfly, birds and special moment saying were all from the collectables pack.

Karen also used some dies to create the lovely flowers and cogs which work perfectly with the layout.

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Thank you again Karen for sharing your lovely layout with us.

Chrissy xXx

The Bookcase in the Corner by Deborah

Our second Guest Designer for May is Deborah Wood.

Debs has created this beautiful layout called “The Bookcase in the Corner”. I just love everything about this layout, the photo and the poem are brilliant.

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Debs used the lovely Art of Life collection which features neutral colouring and strong yester-year designs including newspapers, books and dominos. Very fitting for her fabulous layout. For the base Debs used smooth white Kaisercard and stamped all over it to create the effective background. Stamps used were Rocks, Crackle & Dictionary Meanings. Debs then used a selection of the Art of life papers to mount her photo on, including Always, Moments and Remember. For the added detail Debs used elements from the Collectables Pack.

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Thank you Debs for sharing your beautiful layout with us.

Chrissy xXx

Dream Layout by Karen

We have a couple of guest designer layouts on the blog for the month of May and our first guest designer with her lovely layout “Dream” is Karen Hicks. The photo of Karen’s beautiful daughter Katie was taken in Florence at the Boboil Gardens.

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Karen used the lovely Honey Chai collection for her layout. The Sage base paper has been distressed round the edges then on top of that Karen used the Tarragon paper which has also been distressed and has lovely sewing round the edges, before matting those two together Karen has added some lovely detail using Kaisercraft Cream Lace pack. The beautiful photo has been matted onto a couple of pages from the Honey Chai paper pad. Karen has also used some die cut elements from the paper pad & Collectable pack to decorate round the edges of the photo along with Kaisercraft pearl flourishes.

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Other products used were, thread, template and gesso.

Thank you Karen for sharing your beautiful layout with us.

Chrissy  xXx

Hanging Heart Tutorial

Our Guest Designer, Mandy, has created a beautiful Hanging Heart for us..

Hi all, here is a tutorial on how I made this hanging heart. I love to make little hangings … they are fun to make. Hope you feel inspired.

Take a chipboard, mountboard or die-cut heart

Take a chipboard, mountboard or die-cut heart

Cover with Miss Empire Supremacy 12 x 12, Cut around the heart and edge with some chalk ink

Cover with Miss Empire Supremacy 12 x 12, Cut around the heart and edge with some chalk ink

Turn the heart over, mark where you want your holes,and punch the holes for the ribbon.

Turn the heart over, mark where you want your holes,and punch the holes for the ribbon.

Choose your focal image... I chose this one of the lady on the Miss Empire Provincial 12x12

Choose your focal image… I chose this one of the lady on the Miss Empire Provincial 12×12

Cut one of the ‘ribbon’s from the Miss Empire Steampunk 12 x 12. Line up along the top of the heart and adhere. Cut the image of the lady out and adhere to the heart and trim

Cut one of the ‘ribbon’s from the Miss Empire Steampunk 12 x 12. Line up along the top of the heart and adhere.
Cut the image of the lady out and adhere to the heart and trim

Then sort through your collectables to find images you want to use to build up a collage on the heart

Then sort through your collectables to find images you want to use to build up a collage on the heart

Adhere the ‘ribbon’ behind the ladies hat. Stamp the bird cage (I’ve used a brown stazon) to add some interest

Adhere the ‘ribbon’ behind the ladies hat. Stamp the bird cage (I’ve used a brown stazon) to add some interest

Edge the images with chalk ink. Collage your collectables together on the heart, layer them up to give the heart more dimension

Edge the images with chalk ink. Collage your collectables together on the heart, layer them up to give the heart more dimension

Finally, add a ribbon to create the hanger and I’ve also added some crackle accents to the clocks, cogs and the roses

Finally, add a ribbon to create the hanger and I’ve also added some crackle accents to the clocks, cogs and the roses

You can make your own hanging decoration from anything – the Hanging Arch below comes from a little ‘tag book’ on a book ring. I like to use these arches as little hangers. Firstly, I covered completely in the Dynasty paper from the Miss Empire collection and then gessoed over the top to give me a more muted background so I could begin to colour and collage. I pieced a lot of the Miss Empire Collectables together. I highly recommend these little bags of goodness.
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I hope you enjoy making your own hanging decoration using some fabulous Kaisercraft materials.

Mandy

Two layouts using Miss Empire

Our talented Guest Designer, Mandy, has created some scrapbook layouts for us..

Hi all, when I found out I had to make a scrapbook page, I will admit I was worried. I’ve scrapbooked in the past but not for years and of course the ‘style’ of scrapbooking has changed. But I found some photo’s of my daughter, Lily that I thought would look fab with the Miss Empire range and got to work. I actually enjoyed it so much I ended up making 2 !

For the first layout I used a sheet of the Miss Empire Ancestry paper (torn around the edges) as the background and added strips and the frame from the Steampunk paper to highlight the photo. This was then mounted onto Kaisercard Coffee Bean cardstock.

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For the second layout I used the Domain paper as a background and highlighted the photo with some of the beautiful Miss Empire Collectables which I inked round the edges.

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I hope you enjoyed my layouts.

Mandy