Merry and Bright…by Emma

Hi everyone!! Well, December is here and if you’re like me and still haven’t found time to make all your Christmas cards…maybe my cards might inspire you to start creating.

This month, I’ve been working with the gorgeous Merry and Bright collection. I love the warm colour tones in this collection and another great thing about it is, there are so many paper designs within this collection that aren’t for Christmas and can be used all year round. It’s just another stunning range from Kaisercraft and here is the first card project that I made ~ as always, I really hope you like it!

I decided to make a stepper card for my first project, which would enable me to show off all the beautiful die cuts that you get in the Collectables pack. To begin with I used a piece of the Luminous 12″ x 12″ paper to cover the front of my stepper card, which I distressed around the edges to give an aged look to the paper. I then arranged and added some of the die cuts from the Collectables pack and stuck them onto the front of my card. I used the Tim Holtz Rosette Die from Sizzix to create two rosettes from a piece of the Vivid 12′ x 12″ paper and stacked these on top of one another.

I attached the stacks onto my card front and then added the “25” from the Merry and Bright Sticker Sheet. Finally, I added small adhesive pearls as accents on my die cuts.

For my second card project, I made an 8″ x 8″ card…

For this card, I used a piece of the Vivid 12″ x 12″ paper cut to size to cover my card blank, which I slightly distressed around the edge. I then matted a piece of the Vanilla Weave Kaisercard over the covered card front and layered a piece of decorative paper from the Merry and Bright paper pad over this.

Next, I used another piece of the gorgeous foiled paper from the paper pad and I used a paper punch to create my doily of paper, with a decorative snowflake edge. I matted this in the centre of my card blank.

I used the die cut baubles from the Collectables pack and threaded seam binding through the little holes in the die cuts and then attached these to the front of my card. Finally, I took one of the messages from the pack and adhered this using 3D foam pads and added some adhesive pearls as accents.

So, I hope this has given you some inspiration to make some cards of your own using the Merry and Bright collection and I’ll look forward to reading all your comments about these card projects.

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again soon…

Love Emma xx

Peace, Love and Joy

Hi everyone. It’s Emma here and I’m sharing my first post of November with you all, using the absolutely stunning “Just Believe” collection. When I saw a preview of this collection a couple of months ago, I just fell instantly in love with it…I actually think it is one of Kaisercraft’s best collections to date and I think it’s the most gorgeous collection I have worked with. Can you tell I love it??

Here’s my first card and as always, I hope you like it!!

To make this card I used a scalloped die cut circle and matted a circle of the Kaisercard Robin Egg cardstock and then layered that with a piece of the Starlight paper. I cut a smaller circle from a further piece of the Kaisercard and then matted it with a smaller circle, cut from a piece of the Hymn 12 x 12 paper and then distressed the edges of my papers and cards using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I then used my Tim Holtz Snowflakes die to create the dimensional snowflakes from the 12 x 12 sheet of Magic paper and added these to the card, together with some of the gorgeous die cuts from the Collectables pack.

I cut some wording, “Joy, Peace and Love”, from the bottom of one of the 12 x 12 sheets of paper and added them to my snowflakes before finally tying some seam binding into a shabby bow and wrapping some of the Mini Paper Blooms around the bow, to complete my card.

So, I really hope I’ve given you some inspiration to start making some Christmas cards, if you haven’t started already and I’m sure, if you’re tempted by what you’ve seen, then you will love these papers and embellishments, just as much as I do!!

See you soon with another card using these papers.

Emma x

Frosty The Snowman

Hi again…Emma here! It’s time for me to share my second card using the Mint Twist collection and this one, is a really cute rocker card which I thought went so well with this fun collection of papers and embellishments.

To make this card, I cut a circle from a heavyweight cardstock, scored down the centre and folded in half. This gives you the basic rocker card blank. Next, I added a smaller circle of white card and blended the edges with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and using a green pen, added some faux stitching around the edge. I then cut a smaller circle from a piece of the Peppermint paper and adhered this onto the centre of my medium sized circle and then, attached these matts onto my folded card blank.

I added the Snowman, large Christmas tree, Merry Christmas and Rudolph die cuts from the Collectables pack onto the front of my card. My tip for making one of these cards, is…whatever you add onto the front of your card, always ensure that your card is perfectly balanced in weight on either side, so that it will still maintain the rocking motion. I tied some of the Sew Easy twine around two of the Stocking die cuts from the Collectables pack and added these to each side of my rocker card.

Finally, I added white adhesive pearls onto the Christmas tree and red gems onto Rudolph’s nose and on the top of the tree and used Glossy Accents to accentuate the snowman’s eyes, nose and buttons.

Thanks for popping by to take a look at my little creation and I really hope you like it!

See you again soon.

Emma xx

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Hi everyone…it’s Emma here!! Can you believe that another month has flown by and it’s already time to share my next set of projects with you all?!?!

I’ve been really lucky to be able to work with the Mint Twist collection which is such a bright, fun and contemporary set for Christmas. I made a couple of cards, using different card blank designs to showcase Mint Twist and this is my first project…I hope you like it!

To begin with, I made a box frame card blank measuring 15cm square and decorated the outside frame of the card using the holly design paper from the Mint Twist Paper Pad. I then cut and matted a 10cm piece of the Peppermint paper, onto a piece of Apple Weave Kaisercard and used this to line the recessed section of my box card. Next, I added the large Santa die cut from the Collectables pack onto the matts of backing card and paper and used Flower Soft to create the look of snow on the ground.

Using some more of the die cuts from the Collectables pack, I added the Merry Christmas onto the front of my card and then made a bunting of stockings, hanging from some Sew Easy Twine which I tied into bows at each end.

Finally, I added some red rhinestones as finishing touches on my box.

That’s all from me for this post and I really hope this card has given you a little bit of inspiration to create your own Christmas cards using the Mint Twist collection.

Bye for now and see you soon.

Emma x

Wish You Were Here…

Hi everyone!! I’m here to share my final piece with you, that I created using the Check In Collection. As someone who loves everything to do with Paris, I just had to make this card using the various Parisian die cuts from the Check In Collectables… I hope you like it!

To create this card, I used papers from the Check In Collection paper pad and matted this onto a piece of the matching Check In cardstock Match Pack before adhering them to my cardblank.

I added the various die cuts and some of the Printed Ticket Embellishments to create a collage onto the card front before creating some dimensional blooms using some more of the papers from the paper pad.

To finish my blooms, I drizzled the edges with some Glossy Accents and then completed the card by drawing a faux stitching effect around the edge.

I really hope you’ve enjoyed what I’ve made using the Check In collection of products, just as much as I’ve enjoyed making them and using this gorgeous collection!!

See you soon…

Emma x

Age Is An Attitude…

I’m back with my final piece of this month and for this piece I chose to use one of the Beyond The Page products, together with papers and elements from the Save The Date collection.

To begin with I painted the bare frame using a cream acrylic paint, I then painted over the cream with a pale blue paint and once dry sanded back random areas on the frame to reveal the colour underneath.

On the background of the frame I used both the patterned sides of the Pinwheel paper.

I added a photograph and die cuts from the Collectables pack to complete the project and finally, added a top coat of sealant to protect the frame.

For this Beyond The Page project, these are the items I used:

Thanks for taking the time to look and see you all again soon!

Emma xx

 

Save The Date…

Hello again!! I’m back with my second project of the month, using the Save The Date collection and to show the versatility of these papers, I made a couple of cards using the papers and the die cuts from the Collectables pack.

Save the Date card

On this first card, I created an easel style card but with a difference. I made a draw back section in the middle of the card, so that when it folds down flat, it looks like your regular shaped card but when you draw back the easel, it stands up to reveal one of the fabulous quotes from the Collectables pack. I also used some of the die cuts from the Collectables pack to create my banner across the top of the card. I made the pinwheels using papers from the collection and as a finishing touch, I added twine to the banner.

Here is a list of the items I used to make the first of these fancy fold cards:

The second card is a wardrobe style card, which I used paper from the Paper Pad to decorate the front and inside the card, I used the back and the front of the 12” x 12” Streamers paper. I matted the papers onto Kaisercard and the quote on the inside of the card is from the Hip Hop 12” Paper. I made the rosettes using the 12” x 12” Invite paper and added a sticker from the Alpha Sticker Sheet to complete the card.

 

Here’s what I used to make this card:

Thank you for taking the time to look and I hope you’ll leave a comment to let me know what you think of these cards.

See again soon

Emma xx

Remember When…

It’s already that time of month for me to share my posts with you…doesn’t time fly? This month, I had the gorgeous Save The Date collection to work with and here is the first of my projects using the collection.

This photo is a very special one and was taken when I was 7 years old and it turned out to be the very last photo taken with my Grandad before he died. I’d made him a special birthday cake and because it was the first one that I’d ever made all on my own and because he was so proud of that cake, he insisted on having our photo taken in his garden. So, when I saw these papers and the stickers from the Alpha Sticker Sheet, I just knew that this photo would fit these papers so well and, I was right!!!

For this scrapbook layout, these are the items I used:

Thank you so much for stopping by and having a look at my layout ~ I hope you like it!

See you soon…

Emma x

No Place Like Home

Hi everyone! It’s Emma and I’m back with another project, using papers from the Fine and Sunny collection. This time, I thought I’d make something a little bit special and perfect for a new home or a wedding gift…I hope you like it!

No Place like Home - Birdhouse 1

I was so excited to start work on this Beyond The Page Birdhouse and once I’d started my imagination just took over and I had so much fun with this project and I’m sure you will too.
So, what did I do?

The birdhouse itself is so easy to put together, you don’t have to be Einstein…I promise, and all you need is a strong adhesive or Glossy Accents to hold it in place. To begin with I painted all the edges, the base and the perch of the birdhouse, that wouldn’t be covered by any paper with a white acrylic paint. I then covered each of the upright wall panels, using the reverse side of the striped Rainbow 12 x 12″ paper. I recommend that you do all the painting and covering of the panels before you construct the birdhouse…it is a lot easier! I added the pink gloss paper from the paper pad to the roof, before adhering it into place on the top of the birdhouse.

No Place like Home - Birdhouse 2

Once all the adhesives are dry and the birdhouse was constructed, I then started decorating it using ribbons, flower blooms and some of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Corked Vials, which I made into little empty milk bottles, wrapped with Bakers Twine and ready for collection, complete with a message tag ready for the milkman! I finally added a Word Band to complete the front of the house.

No Place like Home - Birdhouse 3

Of course, no house is complete without it’s owners, so…I added some bird decorations that I had left over from Christmas and adhered these into place!

No Place like Home - Birdhouse 4

So, I hope this has inspired you to have a go at one of the fabulous Beyond The Page products and whether you choose to make them as a gift for someone special, or just as decoration for yourself, I’m sure you’ll have as much fun creating them, as I did!!

Bye for now and see you soon with some more projects…

Emma xx

Fine and Sunny…

Hi everyone!! Emma here….and I’m back with another couple of cards using the Fine and Sunny collection of papers and embellishments from the Cardmakers Pack.

I hope you like them….

For my first card, I used some of the papers, together with the Fine and Sunny Collectables die cuts and created a cloudy sky background to my little town scene, using Distress Ink. I added ribbon and twine to complete the card.

Fine and Sunny Card 1

Fine and Sunny Card 2

Fine and Sunny Card 3

For the second card, I made some bunting using the “bunting stamp” from the Fine and Sunny Clear Stamps, attached it with some Bakers Twine and added this to the card, together with some more of the Collectables die cuts. For the bird house, I painted a “coffee stirrer stick”, you know the ones you get in most cafes?? Yes, I’m a crafter and can see the potential in everything, lol…I attached the “stirrer” to form a stand for my birdhouse die cut to sit on.

Fine and Sunny Card 4

Fine and Sunny Card 5

Fine and Sunny Card 6

I’m really looking forward to hearing what you think of these cards…

Take care and see you all again soon…

Love Emma xx