Perfect Day with Sunkissed

Hello, Karen here with another scrapbook page using Sunkissed – which may well be my favourite range this year, to date.  I knew I wanted to do something with the glorious wreath on the  the Martini paper and thought it was worth sacrificing all the phrases on the front to fussy cut this out.
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I also fussy cut the smaller wreath from the Pineapple Sour paper along with the two butterflies from this paper too and used pieces cut from Pina Colada,  and Tutti Fruitti.

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I started by trimming .25 in from all sides of a piece of Coconut paper and adding this to some Coal weave Kaisercard. I then mounted a 5in x 5.5in photo onto another piece of Coal weave Kaisercard and added to the centre of my page.

Onto this I added the large, fussy cut wreath.  I added a photo cut from a 4 x 6in one to the smaller wreath and this was placed at the bottom right of my a page.

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To finish my page I added flowers to the three remaining corners and dotted my butterflies about my page.  I had previously added Stickles to the bodies of my butterflies to give them a little sparkle.  All that was needed to finish my page was to add the ‘Perfect Day’ arrow from the Collectables pack. 

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I hope I have inspired you to try using this lovely wreath on one of your scrapbook pages/.

Karen xxx

 

 

 

Using Only 3 Papers to Make 2 Layouts with Urban Garden

Hello, Karen here with an extra blog post.  I run a crop and teach a class at it most months.  This month, for the class, I have used Urban Garden from Uniquely Creative.  This is a fabulous range as you can get so much out of each paper.

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My budget for a class is between £5.00 and £6.00 and this month I have been able to make two scrapbook layouts from just three pieces of paper, two pieces of card,  some sequins, gems and Kaisermist.

The supplies I have used are Nursery Garden, Market Garden and Nature Strip papers, 2 pieces of Snow Weave KaiserCard, Iridescent Pearls, Violet Garden SequinLavender KaiserMist and of course lots and lots of Mounting Foam Dots.

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I started by cutting approximately 1.5 ins from the top and bottom of the  Nature Strip paper – making sure not to cut into the flower wreath. I then fussy cut out the wreath.  From Nursery Garden paper I fussy cut everything then from the Market Garden paper I cut all the 3 x 4 cards, 2 x 2 cards and strips, remembering to set aside the branding strips from the three papers. This did take quite a time but it was well worth it as I then had lots of elements to play with.

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Add one 1.5 piece of script paper (cut from the Nature Strip paper), horizontally to of a piece of white card 6ins from the bottom. Add the flower wreath 1.5 ins from the left and 2.5 ins from the bottom – I used Mounting Foam Dots.  to give it some dimension.

Place a large fussy cut sprig of flowers under each of the two on the wreath – again I used Mounting Foam Dots.   Build up your clusters using your fussy cut flowers and leaves NOTE save one of the large flower clusters for your second page.

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Use the ‘Our Story’ from Nursery Garden along with the green and white polka dot 3 x 4 card and the ‘You are my Happy’ 3 x 4 card, trimmed to the green frame.  Arrange these along the top right of your wreath.  I used the green 3 x 4 card for my photo mount.

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Finally add the blue butterflies and an Iridescent Pearl to the centre of each flower.

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Live The Life You Love

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Start by cutting .5in from all of your remaining strips, including the branding strips so that they are 11.5 ins wide.  Add to the top of a piece of Snow Weave KaiserCard with a .25 border at the left, right and top.

Add some splatters using the Lavender KaiserMist and once dry place the small tags, cut from the Nursery Garden, in a banner along the top of your page, adding a small purple butterfly tonthe centre one, using Mounting Foam Dots for both the tags and the butterfly.

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Mount your photo onto the gray 3 x 4 card, from the Nursary Garden paper, and add to the centre of your page underneath the bottom paper strip.  To this add your photo.  On the left add ‘Live the Life You Love’ and on the right add ‘Love This Life’ both of these are stuck approximately 1.25 ins above and tucked slightly under the photo mount. Add a green banner under each of these cards.

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At the bottom of your photo place the final cluster of flowers with some additional leaves and butterflies, adhering with Mounting Foam Dots.

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Write your journaling onto the small tags and add to the bottom right of your page.

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Add OXOX, (cut from one of the 2 x 2 pieces) and the butterfly, cut from another, above your photo and also the heart which was cut from a third 2 x 2 piece.

To finish I added a small pearl to each of the little tags, three to each banner, one to the centre of each flower and then scattered some pearls and tiny sequins around my page in among the ink spatters.

I really was so pleased to be able to get such lovely pages from such frugal supplies.

Karen

Cards using Sunkissed

Hello, Karen here with three cards I have made using the remaining ‘fussy cut’ elements from my mammoth fussy cutting session earlier in the month.  I rarely make cards but there are three special people with birthdays in April – Gracia – my daughter, Hannah – her best friend and Denise – my best friend.

I used instructions from Pinterest to make the cards and so, for ease, will link these to this post.

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For the base of this card I used a piece of Lemonade weave Kaisercard and these instructions.  Once I had made my card base I covered it with the sheet of paper with pineapples on from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. I also fussy cut the parrot, sheet with two sprigs of pink and white flowers and some clusters of leaves and flowers from this pad too.

I added a palm tree from the Collectables pack and a Happy Birthday ticket from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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Swing Corner Card

I started by using some 12 x 12 Coal weave Kaisercard for my base.  The instructions are here but I have drawn a template to make it a little easier.

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Once I had cut and scored my card I then used glue to stick the triangle with the score to the back of the square below the one with the window in. So it would be the bottom left one on the template above.

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I then decorated the front of my card with the square wreath from the Pineapple sour paper and a label from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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To the two inside side pieces I used two pink and white papers, a square of flamingo paper and a tag from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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On the bottom panel I added a piece of pink paper from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and some flowers and leaves from the  Collectables pack.

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Origami Star Card

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For the base of this card I used a piece of Kaisercraft smooth cardstock.  The instructions are here. For the paper on my card I used a sheet of Mojito and one sheet was enough for to cover all the panels.

At the top of my star I added a flower from the Collectables pack and a tag and tab (trimmed to fit)  from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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Another piece from the  Collectables pack fitted perfectly onto the inside triangle along with a couple of pieces from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

So there we have my three cards ready to post off to their recipients.

Stay safe and hope you can get some craft time.

Karen xxx

Together with Native Breeze

Hello, Karen here with my second project using the very colourful Native Breeze collection. For this layout I wanted to focus on all the lovely sentiments from the Southern Sky cut-a-part paper.

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I started by gutting a 1 inch frame from the reverse of Gum Leaves. I then trimmed the Native Flock paper down to an 11 in square and adhered this to the Gum Leaves frame.  Finally I added the piece of Gum Leaves that I had gutted from the middle of the frame.  I then used black embroidery thread to stitch around the Native Flock Paper.

Once my stitching was complete, I started to build up my page by adding the four 3in squares from Southern Sky to a piece of red paper, from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, and placing this in the centre of my page. My photos were then added.

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I added as many pieces, cut from Southern Sky, to my page as I could fit, choosing the ones that fitted best with my two photos.  To complete this part of my layout I filled in any gaps with word phrases from the Sticker Book and Collectables Pack.

On either side of my central block I added flowers cut from Banksia Bouquet and the corrisponding page from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, using flowers and leaves from the Collectables Pack to fill in any gaps and to extend my clusters at the top and bottom of each spray.

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For my title I used the word ‘Together’ – from the Collectables Pack along with a geotag at either end and a flower underneath, these were also from the Collectables Pack.

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Finally I added two Collectables circles and a curio to the middle of my page.

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Using the  Southern Sky cut-a-parts was a lovely way to document two of my favourite family photos.

Karen

Favourite Day with Native Breeze

Hello, Karen here with my third page using Native Breeze.  I was particularly struck by the gorgeous Sundown paper in this range and wanted to use it to showcase a photo of my daughter and her partner, when they got engaged in Italy on a beach at sunset.

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I started by trimming 5ins from the top and .5 in from the right of the Sundown paper. I then stuck this to the top of a piece of Shadow Weave Kaisercard leaving a .25 border at the top and both sides.

Next I tore 4 in piece of the reverse of Eucalyptus paper, vertically – to give it an uneven top, trimmed .5 in from one side and added to the bottom of my page to give the illusion of a landscape similar to that of my chosen photo.

I double mounted my photo onto two pieces of paper taken from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and added this to my page, slightly overlapping the torn piece at the bottom.

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At the top right of my photo I tucked a phrase from the  Southern Sky paper with a ticket phrase from the Collectables Pack at the top right and bottom left of the  Southern Sky phrase.

Under my photo I placed two border stickers, a large circular phrase sticker and seven pennant stickers in an arc – all from the Sticker Book.

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The cluster at the top left of my photo was made up of leaves, flowers and birds, from the Collectables Pack, along with a flower cut from Banksia Bouquet paper and two fern leaves, die cut using a die similar to this one and a piece of Eucalyptus paper .

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My title ‘Favourite Day’, also from the Collectables Pack was added to the bottom left of my photo and as a final flourish I added a Rose Pearl to each of the banner stickers.

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This was the perfect paper for the perfect photo.

Karen x

 

Birthday Cards and Holder with Oh Happy Day

When Chrissy sent me the Oh Happy Day collection I knew, immediately, that I wanted to make some Birthday cards with it.  I like to make a quick holder if I make a set of cards to keep them together or, along with the set of cards, for a readily available present if I need one in a hurry.

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Cut a piece of Lemonade Kaisercard to measure 7.5ins x 12 ins and score at 5.5 ins and 6.5 ins.
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Cut two pieces of Bright Bursts measuring 5ins x 7in and one piece .75 ins x 7 ins.  Also, cut two pieces of Yey measuring 5 ins x 7 ins.

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Adhere the Bright Bursts pieces to the front, back and spine of the folder.

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Cut two pieces of ribbon (this was from my own supplies) and add to the left and right of the inside and on top of these glue the pieces of Yey .

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From the remaining piece of Lemonade Kaisercard, cut two pieces 4 x 6.  Score at .25in, .75inm 5.25in and 5.75 ins, then score at .25 and .75 from the bottom.

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Trim away the bottom corners and fold the bottom and sides to form pockets.  Adhere one to each side of the card holder approx .25in from the bottom.

Cut two pieces of Yay  2.75 x 4in and glue to the front of each pocket.

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To decorate my cover I cut a rectangular piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard and an offset frame, also from Snow Weave Kaisercard.

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I covered  these with some paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. To finish the front of the card holder I decorated it  Collectables, stickers from the sticker bookCurios and ‘pop outs’ from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad

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For the cards I used six 4 x 6 cards from my own supplies and a combination of papers and pop outs, from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, stickers from the sticker book, Collectables, and fussy cut elements, also from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

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Card 3

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Card 4

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Card 6

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All six cards and envelopes fitted perfectly into the pockets in my card folder.

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I think you will agree that the Oh Happy Day collection is perfect for making beautiful cards.  I did think I would give these ones away as a little gift for a friend but now am in two minds about that as I like them too much.

Karen x

Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters

Hi Everyone,

I have created this layout using the lovely UNCHARTED WATERS collection by Kaisercraft. This collection is gender neutral, making it perfect for all beachy themed photos and projects. I just love this collection with all the shells, beach creatures and boat related items! Since blue is my favourite colour, I love this collection for its colours too and because it is very suitable to co-ordinate in those mixed media effects. I had a bit of fun incorporating a few mixed media techniques in this one, using gesso, KaiserMists, texture paste and stamps!

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To create this layout I followed the steps below:

  1. Take four sheets from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS and your photo. Trim all to 12.5 x 9 cm and firmly distress the edges using PAPER DISTRESSER. Layer each sheet behind each corner of the photo and set aside.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 2Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 1
  2. Trim SHALLOWS – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION to 30.5 x 30.5 cm and distress edges. Take some DINA WAKLEY WHITE GESSO 4OZ and mix with some KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML, then paint waves using a wide paint brush where you plan to add your photo.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 3
  3. Paint some water diluted KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML using a paint brush onto the layout.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 4
  4. Add more KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML in the same way as the Navy mist. Once dry, use the CLEAR STAMPS – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION with KAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE to background stamp shells and use KAISERINK PAD – BLUE HAZE to stamp some anchors in the “misted” area.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 5
  5. Transfer the pattern of BUBBLES 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL onto the layout using TEXTURE PASTE.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 6
  6. Take some hessian ribbon and the bottom strip from SHALLOWS – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION and glue across the layout at ~7 cm from the bottom for the layout. Foam tape layered photo to the layout, over the ribbon.
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  7. Take some of the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS off-cuts and make two bow bottomed banners, layer them in the top right corner with some hessian ribbon,  CHEESECLOTH GAUZE, and a pop-out embellishment from the  PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS. Add some more pop-out embellishments around the photo.Admiring the Sunset with Uncharted Waters 8
  8. Cover photo and splatter KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – NAVY 50ML and KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML. Embellish layout with COLLECTABLES – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTIONCHEESECLOTH GAUZE, and RHINESTONES – AQUA.

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate this layout.

Happy Scrapbooking!

Xx Roxii xX

Easy Gift Card Cards using Unchartered Waters

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share with you some easy cards that double to hold both your message and a pre-purchased gift card! These have been made with the lovely UNCHARTED WATERS collection by Kaisercraft. I just love this collection with all the shells, beach creatures and boat related items! Since blue is my favourite colour, I love this collection for its colours too and because it is very suitable to co-ordinate in those mixed media effects. Although, for these simple cards I have focused on using the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION and the STICKER BOOK – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION. With just these items and some plain cards you could make so many of these useful cards that you would never run out!

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To create this layout I followed the steps below:

  1. Take 4 pre-made cards with dimensions of 10.5 x 14.7 cm and use a PAPER DISTRESSER to distress the edges. Take 4 sheets from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION and cut down to 9.8 x 14.2 cm. Distress the edges and attach to cards, each one towards a different corner of the card, like shown in the picture below. Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 1
  2. Take 4 sheets from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION, and 2 sheets from FOIL PAPER PAD – FROST. Cut down to 8.4 x 12.3 cm and distress edges. Attached a foil sheet to each, in the middle of the 10.5 x 14.7 cm sheet.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 2
  3. Take the paper pad sheets and a plastic gift card and trace the gift card in the middle of the sheet. Measure a line ~1 cm down from the top of the card and the use a CRAFT KNIFE to cut along this line.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 3
  4. Put strips  KAISERCRAFT 6MM DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE closely on the top of the cut line, ~5 mm from the outside edges of traced plastic card lines. Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 4
  5. Adhere to the focus corner of each card.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 5
  6. Draw small arrows in pencil above the slit, this is to indicate “insert gift card here”. Decorate card with stickers from the STICKER BOOK – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 6
  7. Take some of the “pop-out” embellishments from the PAPER PAD – UNCHARTED WATERS COLLECTION and attach to the cards with MOUNTING FOAM TAPE. For the middle element I have popped a little bit of CHEESECLOTH GAUZE underneath for a little bit more dimension.Easy Cards with Uncharted Waters 7

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate these cards.

Happy Scrapbooking!

Xx Roxii xX

 

Twist and Pop Mini Album with Uncharted Waters.

Hello, Karen here with my second project using Uncharted Waters.  I was really excited to see if I could make a mini album using the instructions here for making a twist and pop card.

I started by cutting a piece of Kaisercraft Snow Weave card into three 12in x 4in pieces to use as my card bases.  I covered the inside of each card with a piece of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and then made the internal mechanism, using thin white card, as in the instructions above.   The cards were stuck one on top of the other to make a stack of three.  I turned the stack around to make my album landscape rather than portrait and began to decorate it.

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I used two pieces of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to cover the front and back of my album. I then added some stickers from the Sticker Book and some Collectables, a curio,  finishing off with a phrase strip from the bottom of one of the papers.

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I decorated my pages with some pieces of paper and pop outs from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, stickers from the sticker book and a phrase from the Shallows 12 x 12 paper.

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My other two pages were decorated in the same way.

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I really enjoyed constructing this project and adding photos from when my daughter got engaged earlier in the year. I am going to give it to my mum as a little extra Christmas present.

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Easy Peasy Mini Album with Crafternoon

Hello, Karen here with my second project using Kaisercraft’s Crafternoon collection.  On my last project I focussed on using the elements from the range that related to sewing and for my mini-album I am focussing on using the elements that relate to scrapbooking.

I decided to make a mini-album to showcase some of my favourite layouts and wanted to make it as quickly and easily as possible.  After going through my stash I found some 4 x 4 greetings cards and decided these would be perfect for my little project.

I have made an instructional video showing how easy it is to make this little book which would be perfect for so many other themes rather than just a mini scrapbook.

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For my front cover I used Snow and Lemonade weave cardstock, the reverse of Decoupage 12  x 12 paper, a 2in x 2in phrase from DIY paper and two phrases from the corresponding page in the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

To cover my pages I have mostly used papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad but have supplemented these with squares cut from Cut and Paste, DIY  and Measured. To decorate my book I have used stickers from the Sticker Book the Collectables pack and elements cut from both the DIY  paper and the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad . 

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I hope I have inspired you to give this little mini-album a go!  I was so inspired by the possibilities available with this very pretty range that I have already made my third project and am planning more with the bits and bobs I have left over.

Karen