Do All Things With Love with Amethyst

Hello, Karen here with a page I have made using the absolutely stunning Amethyst collection – as purple is my favourite colour I couldn’t wait to get going with these. papers.

I was especially excited to try the Full Roses 6 x 6 Stencil as I could see the potential of creating beautiful inked corners on my project. I choose two green and two purple Kaisercraft inks – Orchid, Plum, Avocado and Green.

I started by cutting a piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard to 8 ins square. On the reverse of this (the smooth side) I used washi tape to hold my stencil in the top left corner, ensuring the top and left of the stencil were aligned with the edges of the cardstock. I used Cut n Dry to add the Orchid and green inks to the open roses, then aligned it with the bottom and right of the card and did the same.

Next I placed the detailed part of the stencil at the top left of my card and used the sponges and Plum and Avocardo to add the details repeating at the bottom right.

I then drew a half inch border, using a pencil, around the two plain corners and carried this around the flowers but with a much smaller gap.

I used a craft knife to remove the inside of the pencil line and added a piece of Gem behind it.

Next I took another piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard and splatterd it with three Kaisermists in Navy, Lavender and Tourquoise. I then added a rose corner to the top left and bottom right using the Full Roses 6 x 6 Stencil.

Then I took two pieces of Mistique and fussy cut all the roses. I started to build my page by adding the rose frame to the centre of my page, on Mounting Foam Dots, and then tucked the fussy cut roses underneath it at the bottom left and top right of my page – I used Mounting Foam Dots to lift some of the flowers. To the bottom of my frame I placed the phrase from the Flutter paper and a phrase taken from the Jewel paper and cut down slightly.

Finally I added my photo to the centre of the frame, tucking two corners underneath and two butterflies fussy cut from the Flutter paper.

I hope I have inspired you to try out the Full Roses 6 x 6 Stencil as it is such a lovely way to embellish your paper projects and I think it would look spectacular if used on a card.

Karen x

Tranquillity – with Uniquely Creative Tropical Dreams & Sea Blue

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing with you a layout I’ve created using papers from the beautiful Tropical Dreams & Sea Blue Uniquely Creative collections. I just love this photo of Merley sitting looking out to sea, it is very peaceful – I hope we can go back there one day.

Products Used: – UCP1776, Sea Blue Paper Pack – UCP-SBCS, Sea blue Cut-a-part Sheet – UCP2021, Paradise Paper x 2 – UCP2028, Ocean Breeze Paper x 2 – UCP2027, Vitamin Sea Paper, UCE1724, Crystal Rhinestones – Cinnamon Kaisercard

I started by layering up all my base papers, once I decided which ones to use I then cut out a circle from the centre of the top two, for the inner rim of the circle I added a layer of brown card.

I love to fussy cut all my embellishments from the papers, so spend a few evenings fussy cutting all the flowers from the Tropical Dreams papers.

…….and some elements from the Cut-a-part Sheet

You can add and layer as much as you like, I like to make my layouts more 3D, so I add lots of layers to my flowers, I have even doubled up on the Sea Horses. You do not need to do all the layering if you like to store your layouts in an album.

As you can see from this photo, I have layered up this flower three times, getting smaller in size until the centre piece, I also like to shape my elements, I love the overall look.

You can find even more close-ups of my layout over on my Instagram page – The Fussy Cutter

Happy crafting!!!!!

Chrissy xXx

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

 

Refuse to be Average with Workshop

When I saw the brick pattern and torn poster papers from the Workshop collection I knew I wanted to use them with a photo of Gracia, dressed as a punk for a fancy dress party (from 12 years ago) and to make it look like she was on a poster on a wall.

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For this layout the papers I have used are Kaisercard Biscuit Weave Cardstock, Fearless, Courageous, Handsome – 12 x 12 papers, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, and Collectables.

I started by using the Linear Stencil to emboss a scrap of white card by running it through my BigShot with a piece of foam on top of the stencil. I cut this to 7 x 5 to use as my photo mount.

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I trimmed .25in from the top and ones side of the Fearless paper and added it to the Kaisercard Biscuit Weave Cardstock, I then tore away each side of the Courageous paper and inked the edges with a Licorice ink pad and added it the centre of the Fearless paper.   The embossed photomount was added to the centre of this, using Mounting Foam Dots.

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I used the Decorative Die – Cogs to cut two of each size from a pizza box and gently removed sections of the top paper to reveal the corrugated card beneath.  I then added Licorice ink to the exposed ribbed parts.

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I also cut two Decorative Die Floral Frames from scraps of black card and added these to the top left and bottom right of my photo mount. I also added two squares of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to the top right and bottom left of my photo mount but after reflection decided to remove these.

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I used Navy and Lagoon Art Foam and Decorative Die – DIY Flora Peony to make some flowers and  Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves for the leaves.  After forming the flowers I added a sparkly silver sticker (from my own supplies) and coloured the leaves using  Licorice and Avocado  inks and Gold Shimmer spray.

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Then I made clusters at the top left and bottom right using my foam flowers, die cut cogs , a sticker and a circular phrase from the Collectables pack, mini paper blooms and Paper Blooms – Honey. 

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The final touch was to add a border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and my title from the Handsome paper.

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I am really pleased with how this page turned out and think that I achieved the effect I had wanted to – a torn poster on a brick wall.

Karen x

The Best Dad Ever with Workshop

I really liked the phrases and sentiments that are the basis of the stunning Workshop range.  I knew straight away that I wanted to make a layout with photos of my daughter growing up with my husband as they have always had such a beautiful and loving relationship.  Although this could be perceived as a masculine range I think it worked really well for this layout.

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For this project I used Dusty Blue Kaiserweave cardstock, Dashing and Strapping 12 x 12 papers, Sticker Book, Collectables, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad,  Linear Lines Stencil, Decorative Dies – Cogs and some Little Birdie Flowers.

I started by cutting .5 in from the bottom and right of the Dashing paper and sticking it to the Dusty Blue Kaiserweave cardstock.  Next I used the  Linear Lines Stencil and some gold glitter paste to add some sparkly detail to this.

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I then punched the blue half of the Strapping  paper with a border punch and accentuated the border with a white gel pen – this was added to the centre of the layout.

I cut a piece of Coal Kaiserweave card to measure 3 ins x 9.5 ins and added three squares stitched with gold thread. Then I cut three 2.5 squares using the paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad that matched the stencil pattern. Finally I added three photos which measured 2.25 square.

This was added to the centre of the  Strapping  strip with a small border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad added either end and two rulers from the Collectables pack cut in half and added either side.  After adding a ticket from the Collectables pack and a phrase sticker from the Sticker Book my centre stack was finished.

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The next step was to cut some cogs using the Decorative Dies – Cogs – I actually cut these from the pizza box that my kit came in as this gave them an interesting texture.  I painted them with some bronze paint and set aside to dry.

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I added a long cog sticker, from the Sticker Book to the top left and bottom right of my centre stack.  I then added the painted cogs, some additional  stickers and some Collectables to each cluster, tucking some flowers amongst the elements.

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The final touch was to add my title.  I used stickers from Sticker Book and added them to a scrap of white card then fussy cut them out, giving them a slight border so they stood out from the Dashing paper.  These were then added to the top right of my page.

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I was delighted with the result, the painted cogs and flowers ‘peeking’ out from among the Stickers and Collectables gave my page a little touch of femininity but it still remained quite ‘rough and tough’ in keeping with the overall feel of this collection.

Karen x

My Dreams with Enchanted

Hello, Karen here with my first project using Kaisercraft’s Enchanted.  This is quite an eclectic collection with elements that I felt were predominantly masculine and others that were definitely feminine.  For this layout I chose to go along the masculine route.

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I have used Cinnamon Weave Card, Idyllic, Starry-Eyed and Wander 12 x 12 papers, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Stamp Set, Stonewall 6 x 6 Stencil and Chocolate Kaiserpad .  I also used metal keys, purchased previously from Merly Impressions.

I started by stamping the keys from the  Stamp Set onto each corner, and heat embossing in gold.

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I then cut my peace of  Starry-Eyed to 8ins square.  I used the  a sponge dauber, Stonewall 6 x 6 Stencil and  Chocolate Kaiserpad to add some interest to each side of my page, taking the ink from the cardstock over the paper.

Next I cut a piece of Idyllic to 6.75ins x 4.75ins and stuck this to the centre of the piece of Starry-Eyed.  From the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad I cut two pieces of the black paper with gold flowers to 1.5in x 4ins and also the two red locks.  I added these to the left and right of my photo mount.   The key paper from the paper pad was cut to 4.5ins wide and added to the top of the Idyllic piece.  I cut the phrase ‘My Dreams …’ from the Wander paper and added to the bottom left of my photo.

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To embellish my pages I added clusters of Collectables and metal keys.

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Karen. xxx

Thankful with With Love

Hello lovely scrappers, Karen here with my first project using Kaisercraft’s With Love Collection.  Every sheet of this beautiful collection, featuring lots of pink and teal, is gold foiled.

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For this page I have used Just for You and Best Wishes papers, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pack, Collectables in white and gold and coloured, Snow Weave and Coal cardstock, small damask 6 x 6 designer stencil and decorative die Fine Line Flower. 

I started with a piece of Snow Weave card and taped small damask 6 x 6 designer stencil to one corner, masking off a section of the stencil.  I then added texture paste to the exposed area.

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The piece of Best Wishes paper was cut to 9.5 ins square and added to the centre of my page.

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I then added a whole sheet Just for You paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pack and to the top of this a piece of Coal cardstock to 5.5 ins square.  Finally I cut a sheet of Best Wishes paper, from the paper pad, to 5.25 ins square and added my 5 in square photo to the top of this stack.

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Next, for the fun part, I fussy cut lots of flowers from Best Wishes paper and used the decorative die Fine Line Flower and Coal cardstock to cut some flowers and leaves.

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I tucked these at the bottom left and top right of my photo.

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Using the ‘Thankful’ label from the coloured collectables I added my title to the top left of my page.

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As a final touch I added two borders from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pack and the ‘Just Because’ label from the white and gold  collectables.

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This range is so pretty and pages seem to come together really easy with all the beautiful papers and elements – if I have inspired you to buy some to play with please share as we would love to see what you make.

Karen

Live Laugh Love Pocket Page with Breathe

Hello,

Karen here with my first project using the beautiful Breathe collection.  How gorgeous is this range with its subtle tones of pink, grey, navy and black?

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I was so inspired by the collection that I have scrapped four photos that were taken last Saturday.  Often, I take photos and they languish on my phone for months before they are used but I thought these ones went so perfectly with the Breathe paper range I printed them out immediately and used them in a pocket page.  Chrissy has pocket/project life pages here.

For this project I have used the Breathe Sticker Book, 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad, Breathe Curios, Leaves Mini Designer Stencil, Chocolate Pearls, Anchor Weave Cardstock and Snow Weave Cardstock.

I started by cutting two pieces of  Anchor Weave Cardstock and six pieces of Snow Weave Cardstock measuring 4 ins x 3 ins.  From the 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad I cut six pieces of paper,  measuring 3.75 x 2.75 and four measuring 3.5in x 2.5in.  I mounted the six 3.75 x 2.75 peices  onto the smooth side of the Snow Weave Cardstock rctangles and then added the smaller pieces onto four of these.

Onto one of the cards, with only one piece of paper, I used stickers from the Breathe Sticker Book to add my title, embellishing with flower stickers and Chocolate Pearls.

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I then used stickers from the Breathe Sticker Book  to further embellish my remaining white cards, adding a couple of Curios and Chocolate Pearls.  I added some Mounting Foam Dots behind some of the stickers to give them some dimension.

6 53 1 8 Next I used a pencil and the Leaves Mini Designer Stencil to draw part of the design onto the two Anchor Weave Cardstock cards.  I flipped the stencil over so that the designs were facing the opposite way.

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I then used a fine needle to prick out the pattern and sewed it with two strands of embroidery floss.

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Once assembled I think this page has a lot of interest due to the abundance of stickers which would have looked ‘over the top’ if I had used that many on a 12 x 12 page.

I already have my next page, using this collection, ready and it has another way to use the Leaves Mini Designer Stencil together with several papers and embellishments from the Breathe collection which have the same pretty flower design.

Karen x

Let The Adventure Begin with Whisper

Hello,
Karen here with the second of my Whisper projects.  For this one I wanted to showcase the beautiful stamps and used them as a feature on each side of my page.

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On this page I have used the reverse side of Ecru paper, a piece of the reverse side of Earthy paper, Buff paper,  Kaisercard Snow Weave card,  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Flora and Fauna acetate sheet, collectables, sticker sheet and Whisper clear stamps. I also used a brown manila tag and a white doily from my own supplies.

I started by stamping the sprigs of flowers down both sides of my card, with the Whisper clear stamps, being careful to get them as close as possible.  I then added butterflies where there was available space – three on the left and four on the right.

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I then used Kaisercraft Colouring Pencils (which are on sale at the moment) to colour the stamped images.

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I cut a piece of Ecru paper 12 ins tall and 5 ins wide and stuck this, vertically, to the centre of my page.  Next I added 4in x 9 in piece of Earthy paper (reserved from my previous page), a 5.5in x 2 in piece of paper from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and a 5.25 x 1 in piece, with gold butterflies, from the same pad.  I used another piece from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad as my photo mount.

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Onto the photo mount I added a doily at the top right and a manila tag at the bottom left. I then added my photo on foam pads.  I cut the title from  Buff paper and placed at the top right corner of my photo.

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At the bottom of my photo I added the film strip from the collectables, with a piece of the butterfly border sticker.   I also added a phrase from the sticker sheet,  collectables were placed under the photo at the top right and under over the tag at the bottom left of my photo.  The final touch was to fussy cut all the butterflies from the Flora and Fauna acetate sheet and scatter about my page.

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I loved how this paper range worked perfectly with an old black and white photo of me.  I have used a really vintage photo for my final project which I will show you later in the month.

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Karen xxx

When in Rome with Lets Go

Hello,

Karen here with the second of my projects using the Lets Go Kaisercraft collection. For this scrapbook page I have featured the Arrows 6 x 6 Designer Stencil and the Buildings Decorative Die. 

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I started with a piece of Denim weave 12 x 12.  I then gutted a 2.5 in border from Carry On paper and adhered this to the card – blue and white spot side showing.

Next I cut a piece of Road Map 10 ins square an added to the bottom right of my page with a piece of Sightseeing cut to a 9.75 square on top of this.

Next I tried to do something which was a disaster but turned out really well in the end!  I placed the Arrows 6 x 6 Designer Stencil onto the top left corner of my page, masked off all but one corner of the stencil and sprayed black Kaisermist Spray through it. Unfortunately, this didn’t work how I wanted it to as the spray bled under the stencil and made a splodgy mess!  I retrieved the situation by grabbing some course texture paste and spreading this through the stencil before I removed it.  I was thrilled with the result as it now had a similar look to the buildings featured in the photo I was going to use.When in Rome 3

I repeated the process at the bottom right of my page.

I cut four sets of buildings using the Buildings Decorative Die from Vanilla cardstock and backed these with scraps cut from the Road Map  paper which made the windows of the buildings stand out. I added these to the Top right and bottom left of my page.

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I added my photo and clustered some pieces cut from Souvenirs paper and Collectables on the right of my photo.

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Underneath the photo I added a border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and a flimstrip from the Acetate sheet with a camera from the Collectables pack.  A sticker from the sticker sheet was added underneath this.

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The final step was to add my title using Ebony alphas and some black pearls  finishing off with Black Paper Blooms and some Black Mini Paper Blooms together with some leaves cut from the remaining piece of Carry On paper placed at the top left and bottom right of my page.

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I was really happy with how my ‘disaster’ turned into a ‘triumph!