Love with Whisper

Hello,

Karen here with my first project using Whisper Kaisercraft collection.  This range has so much potential, all types of photographs will look gorgeous when used with this collection – coloured, black and white and sepia.

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For this page I have used Kaisercard Pebble cardstock, Fern Bracket Die Cut, Earthy paper, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Ferns 6 x 6 Stencil, Decorative Fern Leaf Die, Whisper Clear Stamps and Kaisercraft Chocolate Ink Pad.

I started by cutting .5 in from top and one side of the Earthy paper and mounting this onto  Kaisercard Pebble cardstock.  I added the Fern Bracket Die Cut using foam pads to lift it slightly from the Earthy paper.

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Using the Kaisercraft Chocolate Ink Pad and Whisper Clear Stamps I stamped some ferns along the bottom of the die cut.  I then used a blending tool to add ink through the  Ferns 6 x 6 Stencil.  Next, I dabbed some of the ink onto a silicone sheet and mixed some texture paste to make some cream coloured texture paste and used this with the  Ferns 6 x 6 Stencil but this time spread it through the large fern.  Finally I used the Decorative Fern Leaf Die to cut some ferns from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and added them at the bottom of the page with some ferns from the Collectables pack.

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I matted my photo onto two pieces of paper from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and placed at the top right of my page, using the word ‘love’ as a title, adding a butterfly and a phrase to the top of my photo and a butterfly and phrase to the bottom left of my photo – all from the Collectables  pack.

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The final touch was to stamp some butterflies from the Whispers stamp set onto white card, fussy cut them out and tuck them behind elements on the left and bottom of my page.

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I am really pleased with this page as it evolved without me having any real plans as to how it would look.

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Karen xXx

Flowers In Her Hair with Hide and Seek

Hello,

Karen here with the first of my August pages – where has the year gone?  This month I have the fun and funky Hide and Seek collection to play with.  I was delighted when I opened my DT box of goodies to find this particular range as I had really hoped that Chrissy would choose this one for me to work with.  What I love about this collection is that it’s so versatile and can be used for baby pages, pet pages, camping/outdoor pages – the possibilities are endless!

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I so loved the fox die cut that this was the first thing I wanted to experiment with.

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I had seen it used in a couple of different ways in the July Kaisercraft  Workshop Magazine.

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But I wanted my one to be more like a real fox rather than a pattern paper filled fox.  For this I used papers from the 6.5in x 6.5in paper pad to backfill his face.  I laid the die cut onto each piece of paper and traced around the relevant piece, with a pencil, before cutting out slightly larger than the pencil line and rubbed out the pencil lines before adhering to the back of the die cut.

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Doesn’t she look cute?

I cut .25in from top and one side of a piece of Clouds paper and used the reverse side to adhere to a piece of Mountains paper which I had gutted a 1 inch frame from (it’s too pretty to use a whole sheet when most will be hidden behind the Mountains paper).

I mounted a 3in x 4in photo onto a 3.5in x 4.5in piece of blue spotty paper, from the 6.5 x 6.6 paper pad, using foam dots and added to my page with a cluster of elements top left of my photo.  The ‘Let there always be LOVE …’ is cut from Deer paper and the My Girl, Stay Clever, Antlers with flowers, Stay Wild, flowers and pink doily border are taken from the Collectables Pack. The blue scallop border and circle are from the 6.5 x 6.6 paper pad.

aI then added my fox to the top right of my page – her ears touch the top of the cloud paper and her right cheek touches the right, overlapping the top right of my photo.

Next I added the pink flower border from the sticker sheet, to the top of my page,  but cut it so it didn’t go behind the fox ears which left me a little piece to add to the bottom right of my page.

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The final touch was to add Dusty Pink paper blooms and Sage mini blooms to my fox’s right ear to tie in with my title of Flowers In Her Hair.

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So that is my first project with this fun range.  I can hardly wait to get onto the next one, which I have a planned in my head and have the perfect photos ready!  See you again soon 

 

Karen xxx

Dream Big with Hide and Seek

Hi everyone,

Denise here with my first layout for August using the delightful Hide and Seek Collection. 

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My brief was to feature the fox die cut. As I was going to use a baby photo, I decided to reverse the die and use the white side.

I started off by piercing all over the die cut then stitched it with some pink thread.
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I then cut pieces from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad to fit the segments and stuck them to the pads .

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I used the grey text side of Trees paper as the background. Next I cut half an inch from two adjacent sides of a piece of Vanilla Kaisercard then stamped some triangles using the Hide and Seek clear stamps and Petal Pink ink.

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I then adhered the card to the grey text paper.

Next I placed the die cut on the left hand side of the layout.

I had fussy cut some little woodland animals from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad and placed these along the bottom of the layout.IMG_2634

I used some clouds from the Collectables Pack, a bird and other animals to embellish around the die cut.IMG_2635

Finally my photo was matted on to flowery paper from the paper pad and tucked into the corner.

This was a fun layout to make, do check back soon for some more inspiration from the team .

~Denise~

Life is Better with You layout with Memory lane

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here today with my last post for June. This week I decided to design my own background paper, using pattern papers from Kaisercraft’s Memory Lane collection (available at Merly Impressions’ online store).

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For my background I used two pattern papers – Jade Jewel and Raw Wood. To distress their edges I used Paper distresser and a piercing tool. First I adhered the panel from the Raw Wood pattern paper on a Kaisercard Kraft Cardstock. Using Waffle 6×6 Designer Stencil and Texture Paste, I created the white dimensional pattern. Then I adhered the second pattern paper panel using Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided Tape and sprinkled  KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold and White on top.MI-life-is-better-det-a MI-life-is-better-det-b

I decided to use half of the gorgeous Shutters die-cut paper as a ‘frame’ for my picture and sentiments. I added cut-off quotes, fussy cut flowers from a glossy pattern paper from the Paper pad and pre-cut embellishments from the Collectables Pack. I adhered everything to the background using Mounting Foam Tape.

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To decorate my page further I added flower clusters using Paper Blooms – Sage and Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut. To die cut the foliage I used Kaisercraft Decorative Die Mini Foliage, Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock and greenish pattern paper.

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For the sentiment next to the ‘frame’ I used pattern paper from the Paper pad and from the Lakeside pattern paper

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As a final touch I added Rhinestones – Mint Green, Rhinestones – Silver and Pearls – Pearl.

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Keep creating!

Emmy xx

Inspirational Journal with Memory lane

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here today with a brand new creation to share with you. As you may remember from my previous post, this month I have the pleasure to design with Kaisercraft’s most recent collection Memory Lane (available at Merly Impressions’ online store).

This collection has an amazing Shutters die-cut paper. I decided to use a part from this paper and many lovely quotes to decorate the front of a custom-made inspirational journal.

MI-journal-web530For my background I used a  panel from Villawood pattern paper, slightly bigger than the front cover of a normal notepad. I inked its edges with Ink Pad – Bark, distressed its edges using Paper distresser and a piercing tool. Then I adhered the pattern paper using Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided Tape.

I added a cut-off quote at the bottom of the cover and stamped the brown pattern using Ink Pad – Bark and Clear Stamp – Diamonds.

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While waiting for the ink to dry, I cut off a similar size panel from the Shutters die-cut paper, adhered White Lace behind the ‘windows’ and adhered it using Mounting Foam Tape to the background.

I took the quotes from the Lakeside pattern paper and the Paper padMI-journal-det-c MI-journal-det-b

To decorate the front cover, I used pre-cut elements from the Collectables Pack and the Paper pad. I shaped the green blossoms with an Embossing Tool and adhered them around my design using Mounting Foam Dots.MI-journal-det-d MI-journal-det-eAs a final touch I added Pearls – Pearl  and wooden shapes from Flourish Pack – Antiques.MI-journal-det-f MI-journal-det-g

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a wonderful creative week!

Emmy xx

Live Life & Choose Happy with Misty Mountains

Morning everyone,

Denise here with my first layout using the lovely Misty Mountains Kaisercraft collection.

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My focus was using the Hexagon Die Cut paper which has an amazing marble finish to it.

Hexagon die-cut paper - Misty Mountains CollectionI decided to highlight it by using the  lovely floral side of Sunset which I cut down on two adjacent sides by 1/4 of an inch then gutted the middle in a rough hexagon shape, distressed the edges with a distressing tool then placed the marble die cut paper over the gutted piece. These were placed on to a 12 x 12 piece of Coconut Weave Kaisercard.

Next I drew a hexagon shape slightly smaller than the die cut paper on the scenic side of the paper then distressed the edges.

IMG_9669I matted my photo on to some of the papers from the 6.5 x 6.5  paper pad. IMG_9668Now for some fussy cutting ! the Agate paper has a geometric pattern on the back so I cut some little hexagon shapes out .

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These were tucked around the outsides of the photo after layering lots of die cuts from the Collectables Pack around the layout.

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Finally some gems were dotted around to finish off.

Check back soon for some more inspiration from the team with this month’s lovely collections.

~ Denise ~

Reasons To Be Happy with Miss Betty

Hi everyone,

Denise here with my first layout using the lovely  Miss Betty Kaisercraft collection.

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This layout is featuring the Embroidered Doily die cut paper.

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I used the lovely dark woodgrain paper Tapestry as the base as I thought it showed the doily die cut paper off well. I gutted it underneath the doily paper and matted my photo on it.

I used a doily form my stash underneath the matted photo then mounted it on foam tape to the right hand side of the doily in the middle.

Next I inked all around the doily with some Evergreen Bough Distress ink  very gently.

I used lots of die cuts from the Collectables Pack all around the page all raised on foam tape for dimension.

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There are so many great die cuts in the collectables pack to use I was spoilt for choice.

Next I used one of the sayings from the Sticker Sheet as my title, I mounted it on some card then on foam tape.

Finally as a finishing touch I flicked some Aqua Kaisermist on the doily  and drew some faux stitching on the woodgrain paper with a white pen.

Happy crafting everyone and I hope you’ve enjoyed todays page.

~ Denise~

Girls Club with Boho Dreams

Hello everyone,

Denise here today with another layout using Boho Dreams Kaisercraft collection.

008My main focus in this layout is the Dream Catcher Die Cut Paper.

dreamcatcher-die-cut-paper-boho-dreams-collectionI am one who loves a bit of ‘fussy cutting’ so I decided to do some ‘back filling’ with this gorgeous die cut paper.

Firstly I took a sheet of wild paper and drew around the inside of one of the diamonds on the die cut paper.

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I then stuck mini foam pads all around the back.

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133I then placed foam pads all around the outer edge and stuck it to the brown side of Dreamcatcher paper.

I matted my photo on to some pieces of the Wild and Adventurer papers.

140Now it was time to crack open the Collectables and choose some to layer around my photo.

collectables-boho-dreams-collectionFinally I added a die cut dream catcher and paper flower and some journalling with white pen  to finish off.

008Thank you for popping by and hope you can come back to see some more inspiration from the team very soon.

~ Denise ~