November 19th 2016 Merly Crop – Layout Preview

Hi everyone,

With just a week to go until the November Merly Crop, here are the details and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the crop kit.

The kit uses papers from the beautiful “Ooh La La” Kaisercraft collection. The complete collection features pastel colours of apricot & duck egg blue with elegant blooms and  sketched imagery in a romantic Parisian style. Also supplied in the kit are coordinating pearls, cotton and Kaisercard and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow and create two of the layouts, there is a bonus third layout in this kit, a photo will be added to the blog and website for this. People attending the crop will have the completed layout to follow.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the first layout, which I’ve called “Who We Have In Our Life” it uses one coloured photo measuring about 11cm wide x about 16cm high, it fits perfectly behind the window cut out, a sepia photo would also work well.


fullsizerender-7Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Friends Become Our Chosen Family” it uses one coloured photo measuring about 13cm wide x 8cm high, a sepia photo would also work.

fullsizerender-6fullsizerender-4With the left over paper and other bits and pieces from the kit, I decided to create a bonus  layout, which I’ve called “Live every precious Moment” it uses one sepia photo measuring about 9cm wide x 10cm high, a coloured photo would also work.

fullsizerender-2fullsizerender-8Other items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are a colour coordinating ink pad, I have used the “Tangello” Kaisercraft mini ink pad a brown ink pad would also work – for inking around the edges. A needle for sewing, foam pads, a small pair of scissors, crystal lacquer or similar. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll and crystal lacquer available to purchase in the on site Merly shop. Tools & Adhesives

I have also used the Martha Stewart 3 In 1 Butterfly punch and the stamp set for stamping the arrows on layout 2 – from the Boho Dreams collection. We will bring this and our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are also used on the layouts), Big Shot & Dies to the crop if people would like to use them to create their own title or cut out other embellishments.

For anyone who cannot join us on the day, the kit will be available to purchase online the day after the crop. It will contain detailed instructions for you to complete two of the  layouts, and image will be available for the third bonus layout.

The 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 you can 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 November releases and all our other new 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 tools.

See you all on Saturday 19th November 2016 at 10am (not before as we will be busy getting ready) until 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £22.50, payable on the day.

See you all next Saturday

Happy scraping

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx