With Love with First Noel


Karen here with my first page using the First Noel collection (I have a YouTube of my unboxing of this luscious kit here) which is the final Kaisercraft Christmas range for 2018.  Again this has a very different and contemporary look focusing on gold, gray, black and white with gold foil accents.


As soon as I saw that the range featured presents I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use – one taken of Gracia when she was three.

I decided to try using my present embossing folder as a letterpress and inked the debossed side with black ink and run it through my Big Shot.  It didn’t give a perfect print but I really liked that some areas were a little faded and distressed.  Next I cut out the two piles of presents .


I cut two rows of presents from Wrapped and was ready to start assembling my page.  I started with a piece of Elephant Ears card to which I added the gray side of Starry, having cut half an inch from one side and the bottom.

To this I added the Wrapped piece at the bottom of the page.  I added my photo on foam tape to the back of my photo, leaving about 1 inch clear on all sides and placed it on the right side of my page.  I tucked the two embossed piles of gifts either side.  At the bottom of my photo I added a border from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad, which I tied around with a piece of gold and white baker’s twine (from my own supplies) and added a tag, also from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad.


I then stuck another piece of gold and white baker’s twine to the top of my page and added pieces from the Collectables pack and the wooden flourish pack to make a garland across the top of my page.

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Finally, I used a piece of Celebrate Tape for my title and added three deep yellow rhinestones to either side of the border at the bottom of my photo.


So there we have my first project this month.  I have already made my second one to show you later in the month and that one has a very different feel to it!

Karen xxx