Frame It with Fairy Garden

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here and this is my last post for April. My last assignment for this month is to create something different and I decided to create a sort of picture frame using the die-cut paper from the Fairy Garden collection (available at Merly Impressions’ online store).MI-Frame-it-web530
For my ‘frame’ I used the Garden Frame die-cut paper. I added cardboard at the back of the die cut paper for extra support. Using the Speckles Mini Designer Stencil and Texture Paste I created the white dimensional pattern. Once the paste has dried, I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold and KaiserMist Spray Ink – Lime Green on top.MI-Frame-it-det (1)

I adhered my picture on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock and then I used pre-cut strips from the Paper pad for the rest of the layers. MI-Frame-it-det (8)To decorate my frame I used fussy cut embellishments from the Paper pad and Flutterby glitter paper. I adhered them using Mounting Foam Tape.MI-Frame-it-det (4) MI-Frame-it-det (5) MI-Frame-it-det (7)

I added also framed quotes from the Collectables Pack and stickers from the Sticker Sheet
As a final touch I added Rhinestones – Antique Rose.MI-Frame-it-det (6) MI-Frame-it-det (3) MI-Frame-it-det (2)Thank you for stopping by today!

Emmy xx

Anything is Possible with Fairy Garden

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here and it is my turn to post on Merly Impressions blog. This month I’m blessed to work with Kaisercraft’s Fairy Garden collection (available at Merly Impressions’ online store) and I love every single paper of it! MI-possible-web530For my background I used various pattern papers and Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock. The base of the background is the Fantasy pattern paper – I inked it edges using Ink Pad – Vintage. Then I punched four butterfly stripes from Coconut Cardstock and adhered two of them on the 5th and the 25,5 cm of the Fantasy pattern paper.

I cut off 20,5 x 30,5 cm stripe from the Fairy Land pattern paper, inked its edges and adhered it between the butterfly stripes. I adhered the other two Coconut stripes 3,5 cm from each edge of the Fairy Land pattern paper as shown. For the final layer I used a 13,5 x 30,5 cm stripe from the Mystify pattern paper. After I inked its edges I adhered it using Mounting Foam Tape.

After all the different layers were secured in place, I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold and KaiserMist Spray Ink – White on top.

MI-Possible-det-a (1)To decorate my layout I used fussy cut elements from the Fluttering pattern paper and the Paper pad.MI-Possible-det-a (8) MI-Possible-det-a (5) MI-Possible-det-a (9)

I added stickers from the Sticker SheetMI-Possible-det-a (3)… die cut embellishments from the Collectables Pack.MI-Possible-det-a (2) MI-Possible-det-a (4)For my title I used the cut off strip from one of the pattern papers, which I layered onto Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock.MI-Possible-det-a (6) As a final touch I added Rhinestones – Antique Rose.

Thank you for stopping by today! Come back soon for more inspirational projects from our design team! 

Emmy xx

Leave a Little Sparkle with Fairy Garden

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here today sharing my very first layout for April! This month I have the pleasure to work with Kaisercraft’s most romantic collection – Fairy Garden (available at Merly Impressions’ online store).

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To create my background I used two different pattern papers – Fairy Land and Mystify and Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock. I used the Fairy Land pattern paper as base. Then I cut a 17 cm stripe from the Mystify pattern paper, punched two stripes from the Cardstock and adhered them using Mounting Foam Tape. Then I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold and KaiserMist Spray Ink – White on top. MI-Little-Sparkle-det-aTo decorate my page I used many fussy cut elements from pattern paper – Fluttering and the Paper padMI-Little-Sparkle-det-e MI-Little-Sparkle-det-fMI-Little-Sparkle-det-c

I added stickers from the Sticker SheetMI-Little-Sparkle-det-d… die cut embellishments from the Collectables PackMI-Little-Sparkle-h… and little fairies from the Flutterby glitter paperMI-Little-Sparkle-det-bAs a final touch I added paper blooms and Rhinestones – Antique Rose.MI-Little-Sparkle-det-gMI-Little-Sparkle-det-aa

I hope I managed to inspire you today! Have a wonderful weekend!

Emmy xx

March 2018 Merly Crop & Kit

Hi Everyone,
It was another fabulous crop, we had an amazing day with lots of chat and crafting and it was lovely catching up with everyone. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from March Kit.

For the kit I used the beautiful “Fairy Garden” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions, a template and stash to make two layouts. Below you will see the first layout which I created using the kit which I’ve called: I just want pretty things

IMG_9780………and the second layout which I called: Your Wings already exist.

image-wings-1000The 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 March 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.

2018-03-17 09.25.432018-03-17 13.55.092018-03-17 13.57.382018-03-17 09.24.552018-03-17 13.55.34You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in May for our extended crop. 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

xXx

March 17th 2018 – Merly Crop Kit layout preview

Hi Everyone,

The March 2018 Merly Crop will soon be upon us so here are the details and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Fairy Garden” Kaisercraft collection.

27459720_10154958224125356_7653578358126599317_nAlso supplied in the kit are DMC cotton, green & pink Kaisercard, pearls, a paper heart  template and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can then 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 “I just want pretty things” I have used a coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 11cm high. The layout features beautiful fussy cut flowers & leaves, fairies and butterflies, layered onto a large cut out and stitched heart. (a template will be supplied in the kit for the heart). I have used the gorgeous Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker on the cut out flower buds, butterflies and fairy wings. I have also used pink & green Kaisermist from my own stash.

IMG_9411IMG_9416IMG_9410 (1)IMG_9420……….and below are some sneak peeks of the second layout, which I’ve called “Your Wings already exist ” it uses one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide x 11.5cm high . This layout also features beautiful fussy cut flowers, butterflies and birds & Die-Cut flourishes & a little stitching. I have used some crystal lacquer on all of the butterflies and the Wink of Stella Glear Glitter Brush Marker. The pink Kaisermist is from my own stash.

File 18-02-2018, 14 17 14File 18-02-2018, 14 15 41File 18-02-2018, 14 11 15File 18-02-2018, 14 14 05There is also a little punching, the Martha Stewart punch will be available to use at the crop.

2018-03-03 11.40.13-1Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the “Vine” & “Petal Pink” Kaisercraft mini ink pads for inking around the edges, Crystal Lacquer (or similar) The Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker,  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 ink pads & Foam dots/roll, crystal lacquer & the Wink of Stella Brush Markers available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – and a Martha Stewart edge punch, these will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & a small selection of other punches.

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 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 Feb & March releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX,  G45 & Little Birdie goodies. Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.

Tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates & snacks will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools. We will not be bringing the box of mugs any more to save space in our cars, so please bring a cup/mug for your drinks. There are tiny cups available to use at the hall if you don’t want to bring one, you will need to wash, dry & put away what you use.

See you all on Saturday 17th March 2018 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 really early) – until 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £25.00, 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.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Hugs,

xXx Chrissy xXx