The Makers of Pretty Things with Crafternoon

Hello,

Karen here with my last project, this month, using the Crafternoon Range.  This time I wanted to celebrate a group of friends who craft together and we call ourselves ‘The Makers of Pretty Things’.  There is a story behind the name which I can’t reveal – suffice to say it makes us giggle whenever we think about it.

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I started by cutting out three hearts, in decreasing sizes, from Crafty, Measured and Back Stitch. I stitched around the smallest (Back Stitch) heart with white embroidery floss and then stuck them all to the centre of a piece of Snow Weave cardstock.  My 5in x 7in photo was added on centrally on the right and I used my Silhouette to cut a title from a scrap of Back Stitch and backed it with a scrap of Snow Weave cardstock which I also cut a tag from.

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Next I fussy cut some doilies from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and placed these at the bottom left and top right of my hearts. 

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Then I cut some flowers and leaves using Decorative Die – DIY Flora Peony to make some flowers and  Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves for the leaves from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, these were added on top of the doilies, with Aqua rhinestones for centres.

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To finish my page I added a selection of Collectables.

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Some stickers from the Sticker Book and a Curio.

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I have been able to make such a verity of projects from this range celebrating my daughter’s first venture into dressmaking, my favourite scrapbook pages and a crafting friendship.  I absolutely adore the colour palette of this range and hope we have inspired you to use it on some of your projects.

Karen x

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

 

Somewhere Over The Rainbow with Crafternoon

Hello, Karen here with my first project using Kaisercraft’s Crafternoon range.  When I saw the gingham paper from the Crafternoon range I knew I wanted to make a multi photo page about a Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz, costume my daughter and I made. 
IMG_0792I often take part in a challenge from a group called Scrap Squad and they have a weekly scraplift, this week’s scraplift from Scrap Squad was perfect for this.

I started by working out the size of my grid and then used blue embroidery thread to stitch the lines I had drawn onto a piece of Kaisercard Snow Weave

IMG_0777Next I used  DIY paper for two of the 3in x 4in sections and the reverse (gingham) for the two 3in x 8in sections. I then cut two 3in x 4in sections from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to fill in two more sections.  I used one of the gingham pages from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad for the central 6in x 4in section and made a pocket using another page from the pad.

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I added my photographs and then stamped the stitched heart, from the Crafternoon stamp set,  using  a Lagoon Mini Ink Pad.

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I pricked each end of the ‘stitches’ and stitched them with the same blue thread as before and trimmed around the edge.

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I added my photos and used flowers from the Sticker Book and some Collectables to make two clusters on my page, adding a Curio to each cluster. I used the middle sized die from the Fancy Doily die to cut a white doily and after cutting this in half added to the top of the far left photo and the bottom of the far right.

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I used the alphabet stickers from the Sticker Book for my title and added my journaling onto a piece of plain card, which I popped into the pocket, using a border punch along the top.

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The Crafternoon  collection was perfect for this page, especially as the DIY paper matched the fabric used for Gracia’s costume.

Karen