March 18th 2017 – Merly Crop Kit Layout Preview

Hi Everyone,

The March Merly Crop will soon be upon us, so here are the details and some sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the crop kit. The kit will also be available to purchase online the day after the crop for anyone who can not attend. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Hanami Garden” Kaisercraft collection.

16265993_10154038779790356_5209180686629907847_nThe complete collection features intricate patterns, cherry blossom images and feminine touches illustrated in bold, striking red and gold colours. Also supplied in the kit are coordinating rhinestones, DMC cotton, 3 x Kaisercard sheets, a (flower) pricking paper template and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow so you can create the two layouts that I have designed.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Life is measured by moments” it uses one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide by 14cm high, it is surrounded by fussy cut cherry blossom and the base paper has hand stitched flowers created using the template.

16807292_10211283105140860_9055361260866119059_n16681648_10211283107700924_3489621689561614910_n16807603_10211283110861003_1476775062272261355_n……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Dream” it also uses one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 12.5cm high. There is some simple stitching on this one and I have also used a gold glitter pen to highlight the embossed pattern on the black card section and coloured in some of the little segments on the cloud base paper.


16864844_10211339309585936_3564494275840860936_nOther items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the “Cherry” & “Saffron” Kaisercraft mini ink pads, for inking around the edges. Gold & red Glitter pens (optional) a needle for sewing, foam pads  and a small pair of scissors as there is some fussy cutting on both layouts. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll Kaiser Glitter pen sets available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the Martha Stewart punch around the page set “Pansy” & “Oriental Half Circle” Kaisercraft embossing folder – we will however bring these and our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are also used on the layouts), Big Shot & Dies to the crop for people to use.

embossing-folder-6x4-oriental-half-circleThe location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneek peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new March releases and all our other Kaisercraft products.

Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes and we will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

See you all on Saturday 18th March 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be busy getting ready) until 5pm. The cost for the day & kit is £22.50, payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

See you all next Saturday

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx