‘Tis The Season with Peppermint Kisses

Hi everyone, Denise here with my last post using the Peppermint Kisses CollectionIMG_2799RB

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I started with a sheet of Snow Weave cardstock. Next I used some green strips from the Fun and Festive paper along the top and bottom of the white card.

After this I cut out the zig zag and stripey strips from the HoHoHo paper and layered above the green strips at the top and bottom .

Once this was done, I took some Rose Gold Kaisermist and flicked across the white.IMG_2791

Next, I cut three journal cards from the Under the Tree paper then placed across the middle without sticking down to see how I wanted them to look.

I fussy cut some Christmas trees from the papers and the Paper Pad and placed where I wanted them under the journal cards.

Once I was happy, I mounted my photo on to a piece of the green paper from Fun and Festive paper and adhered them all down across the middle.IMG_2799R

Next, I added lots of little die cuts from the Collectables Pack and the Sticker Book across the bottom, some mounted on to foam tape and some flat.

To finish off, I added gems onto the trees.

This has been a brilliant collection to work with  and I hope you are inspired to use it too !

~ Denise ~

Aussie Christmas Cards

Hello lovely fellow crafters,

Today I would like to share some Australian themed Christmas cards that I have created using the UNDER THE GUM LEAVES Collection. This collection was just perfect for these cards!

20191012_180714To create these cards I followed the steps below:

  1. Cut one sheet each of KAISERCARD SPEARMINT WEAVE CARDSTOCKKAISERCARD MERLOT WEAVE CARDSTOCK, and KAISERCARD OATMEAL WEAVE CARDSTOCK into two pieces of 15 cm x 30 cm.
  2. Fold cardstock pieces into 6 cards. Distress the edges of the card with an PAPER DISTRESSER. Ink edges with KAISERINK PAD – FORESTDISTRESS INK PAD – AGED MAHOGANY and KAISERINK PAD – AMBER, respectively.20191006_092855
  3. Stamp the edges of each card with the corresponding background stamp and colour
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    2. Merlot cards- Aged Mahogany- CLEAR TEXTURE STAMP – GRID
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  4. Take 6 sheets of patterned paper from PAPER PAD – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, cut down to 14.5 x 14.5 cm, distress the edges and ink in best matching colour. Use KAISERCRAFT 6MM DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE to attach a patterned paper to each card.20191006_093008
  5. Take a mix of other patterned papers from PAPER PAD – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, cut randomly, distress the edges and ink in best matching colour. 20191006_123008
  6. Layer the papers randomly and with flat and MOUNTING FOAM TAPE. Adhere to cards.
  7. Embellish with COLLECTABLES – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, stickers from the STICKER BOOK – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, fussy cut animal and embellishments from the PAPER PAD – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTIONRHINESTONES – DEEP YELLOWRHINESTONES – REDRHINESTONES – ISLAND LAGOON and KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – YELLOW 50ML
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    I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate these cards.

    Happy Scrapbooking!

    Xx Roxii xX

Christmas Album with Starry Night

Hello, Karen here with my third project using Kaisercraft’s Starry Night collection.  This range has a navy and creamy grey pallet with gold foil highlights and is just perfect for a Christmas Album.  At the moment, I am totally besotted with Travellers Notebooks and decided that I would use that size for my album.  I cut 16 pieces of card measuring 4.5 x 8 and punched them with a two hole punch – just an ordinary office one, nothing fancy.  I have an A5 ringbinder, from The Range, which I am going to cut down to fit my pages.

I have used the Metallic Number Sheet for the numbers and a parcel tag (also from The Range), cut to 4ins tall on each page.  All patterned paper added to the tags measures 2in x 3in.

Page 1

I cut a piece of Radiant, 7.5ins x 3.5ins and added to one of my black pages. Onto my tag I added a piece of music paper measuring 2in x 3in and one of the phrases, from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad. To the right of this I placed a flower cut from Daring, a holly leaf from the Collectables and two pieces of gold bling strip.

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Page 2

This time I cut a piece of Magic 7.5 ins x 3.5 ins and added to the adjoining page.  I added a piece from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad to a tag along with a number two pieces from the Collectables  and a sticker from the Sticker Book.

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Page 3

Again I cut a piece of paper 7.5in x 3.5in and this time I used Glowing, after adding a piece of paper to my tag, form the  6.5 x 6.5 pad I used the Starry Night stamp set and gold ink to stamp the holly, added two stickers from the Sticker Book and the gold lines, also from the Sticker Book.

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Page 4

After adding a piece of Glowing to my page I stamped a Poinsettia using the same stamp set and ink as I used above, adding Deep Yellow gems to the centre of the flower, added a phrase and sticker from the Sticker Book and die cut two flourishes using a sheet from the Gold and Silver Foil Paper pad. 

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Page 5
I started by cutting a piece of paper from the  6.5 x 6.5 pad  and added to the centre of my page.  In the top left and bottom right I added a flower which I fussy cut from Daring paper.  I topped my tag with a tag from the Collectables pack and a sticker from the Sticker Book. I added Deep Yellow gems to the centre of the flowers.

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Page 6

Again I used a piece from the  6.5 x 6.5 pad  cut to 3.5 ins wide.  My tag was embellished with a star and Circle from the  Collectables pack, a scalloped square from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad and a border sticker from the  Sticker Book.

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Page 7

This time I used a piece of Modern as the base of my page with a border sticker from the  Sticker Book at the top and bottom.  To my tag I added a large holly leaf from the Collectables pack and a couple of phrase stickers from the  Sticker Book.

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Page 8

The base of this page was Magic with a border from the Sticker Book at the bottom.  My tag was embellished with two poinsettias made using the Starry Night stamp set and gold ink .  I added a pennant from the Collectables pack and a small phrase from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad.  I added Deep Yellow gems to the centre of the flowers.

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Page 9

I started by using a piece of Striking as my base and then to my tag I added three strips and a banner from the Sticker Book and three little trees from the Wooden Flourish pack. The number was backed by a circle sticker.

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Page 10

A piece of Modern was used as the base with a border of poinsettias cut from a page from the  6.5 x 6.5 pad.  I added a small piece of Magic to my tag with a phrase cut from one of the pages from the  6.5 x 6.5 pad, the circle underneath the number was also from this pad.  I used a Decorative Die to cut my poinsettia from the Gold and Silver Foil Paper pad and added a Deep Yellow gem to the centre.

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I love my little Christmas mini and can’t wait to make some more pages.  Keep an eye on the Merly Crop Facebook page for the next set of pages.  I may even make a little ‘walk through’ video once I have finished it.

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Karen

Platypus Presents

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share a layout that I created using the UNDER THE GUM LEAVES Collection by Kaisercraft. This collection really inspired to hunt down some “Old Aussie Christmas” photo’s from my childhood. This photo is of my little brother opening his Christmas presents. This layout consists of many techniques including distressing, inking, stencilling, layering and fussy cutting. I have gone for a yellow and red theme with my favourite Australian animal- the platypus. 

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The steps I used to create this layout are as follows:

  1. Take four complementary sheets from PAPER PAD – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, cut one to create a frame for your photo and cut the others to random sizes. Distress the edges with PAPER DISTRESSER and ink edges with KAISERINK PAD – AMBER or KAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE. Layer randomly behind the photo. 20191003_120641
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  3. Cut KAISERCARD IVORY PREMIUM CARDSTOCK to 30.5 x30.5 cm. Distress the edges with PAPER DISTRESSER and ink edges with KAISERINK PAD – AMBER. Using an ink blending tool and KAISERINK PAD – AMBER transfer the gum leaf pattern of GUM LEAF MINI DESIGNER STENCIL to the left, top and right edges of the cardstock. In KAISERINK PAD – CHOCOLATE, randomly stamp TINY DOTS background stamp in the centre of the layout.20191003_124254
  4. Attach layered photo to the middle of the layout. Fussy cut the platypus from FAUNA – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION and the platypus from the PAPER PAD – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, layer at the bottom right of the photo. 20191003_124427
  5. Fussy cut the flowers and holly from HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION and some leaves from GUM LEAVES – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, layer around photo. Embellish with FLOURISH PACK – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION and CHEESECLOTH GAUZE.
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  6. Cover photo with scrap paper and splatter KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – YELLOW 50ML. Embellish with RHINESTONES – DEEP YELLOW20191006_180958I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and full instructions to recreate this layout. I have made a twin page of this layout which I have titled “Echidna Kisses”. For this one I have focused on the using green and red for colours and Echidna from FAUNA – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION as the main feature, however this layout could easily be made with any of the animals and any colours!

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Happy Scrapbooking!

Xx Roxii xX

Cockatoo Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Today I would like to share a layout that I created using the UNDER THE GUM LEAVES Collection by Kaisercraft. This collection really inspired to hunt down some “Old Aussie Christmas” photo’s from my childhood. This one contains a photo taken on Christmas morning after Santa had left our Christmas present in the paddock. Here I have focused on using representing the Cockatoo in this layout as these birds can be very cheeky in nature, which connects to the children playing. They also appear to be looking eagerly and awaiting their turn to play.

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To create this Layout I followed the following steps:

  1. Trim BOTTLE BRUSH – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION to 30.5 x 30.5 cm and cut out the centre to get a piece that is 22 x 22 cm. Distress the edges with PAPER DISTRESSER and ink with KAISERINK PAD – FOREST and an ink blending tool.20190921_092252
  2. Using KAISERINK PAD – FOREST and an ink blending tool, transfer the GUM LEAF MINI DESIGNER STENCIL pattern onto the smaller piece of BOTTLE BRUSH – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION20190921_093019
  3. Cut GOLDEN GLITTER CARDSTOCK to 23.5 x 23.5 cm and KAISERCARD CACTUS WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 24.5 x 24.5 cm. Distress the edges with PAPER DISTRESSER and ink with KAISERINK PAD – FOREST and an ink blending tool.
  4. Attach the smallBOTTLE BRUSH – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION to the GOLDEN GLITTER CARDSTOCK . Attach this combination to the KAISERCARD CACTUS WEAVE CARDSTOCK. Foam tape (or Cardboard and tape) this tripled layer to the lagerBOTTLE BRUSH – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION. Using a paint brush and KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – YELLOW 50ML, paint some additional wattle flowers onto the background.20190921_100314
  5. Fussy cut the Cockatoo, leaves and wattle flowers from Cockatoo paper. MOUNTING FOAM TAPE to the left hand side of the centre BOTTLE BRUSH – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION. Frame photo (15.4 x 10.2 cm) with the green and red striped paper from the PAPER PAD – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION.20190921_132647
  6. Embellish layout with another cockatoo and messages from the PAPER PAD – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, stickers from the STICKER BOOK – UNDER THE GUM LEAVES COLLECTION, RHINESTONES – DEEP YELLOW and clear glitter glue.

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

Happy Scrapbooking!

Xx Roxii xX

Celebrate with Starry Night

Hello, Karen here with my first post for October and this month I am working with the absolutely stunning Starry Night collection featuring lots of navy with gold foiling. Although this is a Christmas range I wanted to use it for non-Christmassy photos.

When I saw the Magic paper it reminded me that I had a photo of Gracia, taken six years ago when she was going to Josh’s graduation ball and wore a black dress with gold sparkles.

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For this project I have used magic, Daring, Glowing and Astounding 12 x 12 papers, Caramel Kaisercard, Sticker Book, Curios, 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad, Collectables, Foil Pad, Curios and Deep Yellow Rhinestones.

I started by gutting a 7.5 x 5.5 piece from the centre of the Caramel Kaisercard and set this aside. Then I trimmed .25in from the bottom and one side of the magic paper and added this to the centre of the Caramel Kaisercard.

I cut the small gold spot strip from the Astounding paper , adding this to the bottom of my page.  Next I used a border punch to create two gold strips using a sheet from the Foil Pad, I overlapped one on top of the other to make a long strip which I trimmed to 12 ins wide (I saved the remaining scrap to add above my photo) and added above the gold spot strip.

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I trimmed a 5 in strip from the Glowing  paper, trimmed .25in from one side and fussy cut along the top of the flowers. This was then added 1 in from the bottom of my page.

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My 7 x 5in photo was mounted on the piece of Caramel Kaisercard that I had gutted previously.  This was added to the centre of my page with a piece of punched gold added at the top between the card and the photo.

I fussy cut two large and two small flowers from Daring paper I also cut two flowers from the corresponding paper in the 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad.  I snipped each flower along the petals, leaving a small area in the centre intact.  This enabled me to curl them downwards to give them a nice shape. I layered the three sizes of flowers up and added one either side of my photo.

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A gold flourish, from the Collectables pack was added above the flowers at either side.  I snipped curled two flowers, from the Collectables pack, and added either side of the white flower.

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I added journalling to a Kraft tag (from my own supplies)which was then added to the left of my page.  Onto this I adhered a Curio and a ‘Celebrate’ tag from the Collectables pack.

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My Celebrate title was taken from the Sticker Book and I added Deep Yellow Rhinestones to the centre of each flower.

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Karen

September 2019 Merly Crop & Kit

Hi Everyone,
What a fabulous September Crop we had and thank you so very much to everyone who attended and made the day so very special indeed. There was lots of crafting, chatting and cake eating (as usual) and It was lovely catching up with everyone.

For the kit I used papers from the beautiful “Starry Night” Kaisercraft collection pictured below. Included in the crop kit were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts.

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Below are photo’s of the layouts I created for the kit. Here is the first layout which I’ve called “You are my Starburst” the main focus for this layout is the Starburst pattern, there is a template in the kit to create this. The layout also features lots of fussy cutting, stitching and lots of layers. I have used a black & white photo measuring 12cm wide x 12cm high. I have also stamped and fussy cut the little poinsettia from the coordinating stamp set and arranged these on the centres of the larger poinsettia.

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……and here is the second layout which I’ve called: “Gorgeous” – for this layout I have I have fussy cut the pretty poinsettia from the “Daring” paper and arranged them underneath my photo which measures 13.5 x 10.5cm, the layout also features a punched border and lots of layers.

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The kit is now available to purchase in the Merly Impressions on-line shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

I just want to say a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended our September  crop which made it such a very special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using my kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Below are a few photo’s of the day.

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The calm before the storm……

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The fabulous Kaisercraft goodies.

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Our fabulous croppers……

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Extra layouts and cards I created…..

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Yummy Goodies to eat….

You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in November for the last crop of the year. This is our crop/kit fb page where I add all the sneak peeks leading up to each crop and you can post your finished crop kit layouts to it or any other Kaiser related projects and general chat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Merlyretreat/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

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September 21st Merly Crop Layout & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

There is just about a week to go until our September 21st 2019 Merly Crop, so here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used papers from the beautiful Starry Night Kaisercraft collection.

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As well as the papers in the kit there are also four sheets of Kaisercard, DMC thread,  rhinestones, a template and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “You are my starburst”

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The layout features (as promised, the starburst pattern from my Morning dew layout) lots of beautiful fussy cut poinsettia’s, coordinating stitching around the starburst. I have also stamped and fussy cut some poinsettia from the matching stamp set, the stamp will be available to use at the crop (or if you want to purchase it, it is now online. My photo measures about 12cm x 12cm. There will be a starburst template in each kit.

Below are some sneak peeks of the second layout which I’ve called “Gorgeous”

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This layout features lots of beautiful fussy cutting, punching, stitching and layering, there is a lot of height in this layout. My photo measures about 13.5cm wide by about 10.5cm high. The punch will be available to use at the crop along with the Sew Easy Tools.

I will also be bringing some of my latest, Kaisercraft design team creations

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Other items used which you may want to bring are a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is a lot of fussy cutting on both layouts. We will however have a selection of Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, Martha Stewart petal Edge Punch – , we will however bring these items to the crop for people to use and our other usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches and dies.

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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 sneak peeks of these layouts – and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new August & September Kaisercraft collections.

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Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them. The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks &  cakes will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 21st September 2019 at 10am (not before 9.55 unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £20.00

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

Kaisercraft DT Post – Sparkle

Hi Everyone,

Chrissy here with my first official DT post for Kaisercraft.

For this post I am using the gorgeous “Let It Snow” Kaisercraft collection. The colours in this range are just beautiful and who doesn’t love a bit of foiling. My photo is of my daughter Merley, she loved dressing up at Christmas time in her fairy outfits.IMG_3450-pt-with-banner

Products used: P2803 Delightful|P2805 Snowfall|P2806 Pine Forest|P2809 O’Christmas Tree|P2810 Wonderland|CT968 Collectables|CR214 Curios|KM127 Turquoise Kaisermist|SB775 Aqua Marine Rhinestones. Other products used: DMC Thread|Tiny Star die-cuts

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I started by layering up all the papers I wanted to use for my base, cut them to size then added some stitching around the edges using colour coordinating thread. I cut out a circle from the centre and tucked my photo in there just to make sure it looked ok. On reflection I decided to use a larger photo that filled the entire circle.

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Now the fun bit……fussy cutting all the embellishments, I fussy cut all the beautiful foiled flourishes from the Wonderland paper, I love that when they are fussy cut they curl up and give that extra dimension on your project.

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Once all the embellishments have been fussy cut, I like to arrange them around my layout without sticking them down.

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I also used some of the collectables, these are just brilliant to tuck in and around your layout or project, some are just shapes others having lovely sayings on them. I have also added one of the pretty Curios to my project.

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To finish off my layout I have added some rhinestones and tiny star die-cuts.

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This is such a beautiful collection, I have enjoyed working with it and hope you do to, I look forward to seeing your creations.

You can find downloadable instructions over on the Kaisercraft blog post.

Happy Crafting,

xXx Chrissy T xXx

Christmas Banner with First Noel

Hello –

Karen here with my final, and by far my favourite, project from this month’s First Noel collection, a Christmas Banner.

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I used a pre-cut Kraft banner as my base but it would really easy to make your own from Kraft card.

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I started each pennant by adding a slightly smaller piece of paper to the front.  The papers were from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and I also used a small piece of the foiled side of Evergreen.

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I then punched a 2.5 inch circle from a selection of papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.  I adhered these to the back of my doilies (from my own supplies) and placed that at the centre top of my pennants .

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Now came the fun part!  Adding pieces cut from Wrapped, Hark, Evergreen and Calm.  I also used elements from the Sticker Sheet6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and Collectables Pack adding Deep Yellow rhinestones as lights to my trees.

This was such a quick and enjoyable project to make – one that I left out in my Kitchen and just added bits to whilst making dinner one evening.

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I hope my photos do this gorgeous paper range justice and you can see the lovely shiny gold accents.

I will be back again next month and until then hope you have a scrapalicious time xxx