You Are My Happy with Full Bloom

You Are My Happy

Hello,

Karen here and its time for my third, and without a doubt my favourite, project this month using the lovely Full Bloom collection.

I absolutely loved making these little tags.  I started by cutting eight 3in x 5in tags from Kaisercraft Premium Ivory cardstock. I then cut a selection of smaller tag shapes and small circles from the 6.5ins x 6.5ins paper pad.  I used my Silhouette for this but a similar effect could be achieved by finding a tag template on Pinterest and using that, there are so many to choose from!

Tag One

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I added ‘splodges’ of VineAvocadoBerry and Petal Pink ink to my tag using a mini ink blending tool.  To this I added some Transparent Gloss texture paste through a Blossom mini stencil. After the texture paste had dried I wiped some of the ink away with a baby wipe which left the ink pattern under the texture paste slightly more vibrant.  To this I added a piece of a tag, cut from the 6.5ins x 6.5ins paper pad, a flower border from the sticker sheet ‘Bloom Where You Are Planted’ cut from the Rosebud paper, some elements from the Collectables Pack and ‘Love Always’ from Flourish Pack – Blooming.

Tag Two

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I started by adding the black and white striped tag cut from 6.5ins x 6.5ins paper pad, I then added my title and the heart cut from Blooming Foil paper, a piece of a border from the  sticker sheet, a bunch of flowers from the Collectables Pack, a heart, which I had coloured with Berry ink and a bird from Flourish Pack – Blooming and three Latte pearls .

Tag Three

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After gluing the small flower paper from the 6.5ins x 6.5ins paper pad I cut the bunch of flowers from Blooming Foil paper and added to the centre.  Next I added two sentiments from the Collectables Pack and ‘You are my today …’ from the Rosebud paper, three hearts from Flourish Pack – Blooming – inked pink with Berry ink and a heart from the  sticker sheet.

Tag 4

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I started by adding the lovely gingham paper from the 6.5ins x 6.5ins paper pad and a doily, from my own supplies, then a piece of border sticker from the  sticker sheet,  and finished with flowers and ‘Blessed’ from the Collectables Pack.

Tag 5

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I started by inking through the Blossom mini stencil with VineAvocadoBerry and Petal Pink ink, then added a tab from the sticker sheet, ‘The Best is Yet to Come’ from the Rosebud paper and ‘Everyday’ and some flowers from  the Collectables Pack and finally embellished with Latte pearls.

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First I adhered a piece of green paper from the 6.5ins x 6.5ins paper pad and added a rectangle of paper from the same pad.  I cut ‘Love Always’ from the Rosebud paper, added ‘Grateful’ from  the Collectables Pack, a ‘washie tape’ sticker and piece of border sticker from the sticker sheet, finally adding a Dusty Pink paper bloom.

To construct my page I used Watermelon Weave cardstock as my base, adding a piece of Florist paper, reverse side, cut to 11.75ins to 11.75ins. I added the pink and black striped sticker from the sticker sheet to the centre of my page, adding three pearls at each end and used my final two tags, which I trimmed and stuck together, for my photo mount.

Well done, if you have ploughed your way to the end of this rather long blog post.

I already have the paper range I am using for August’s creations in my posession and I am just so excited to show you what I have come up with for next month.  Until then don’t forget to pop back to see what the ultra talented Chrissy, Emmy and Denise have to show you!

Thankful Everyday

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Hello,

Karen here with the second of my projects using the Full Bloom collection.

For this page I wanted to use the lovely clear stamps but am not a confident stamper.  Then I remembered I have a stamping gadget that would make all the difference.  It looks like a large CD case and you place your stamps on the inside, ink them up and close it onto your project, ensuring that the image is in exactly the same place every time.

First I arranged my stamps to make a floral corner

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and then inked some of the leaves with a Vine ink pad.

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I used the corner of a baby wipe to wipe clean any bits that had ink where I didn’t want it.  I then stamped on all four corners of the smooth side of my Coconut Weave cardstock, which I had trimmed down to 11.5ins x 11.5ins. I did the same to the remaining leaves and flowers using Avocado, Berry and Petal Pink.

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Next I mounted this onto a piece of Ballet Weave cardstock. To this I added an eight inch circle of Garden Bed paper with the large floral cluster, from the sticker sheet, horizontally across the middle.

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I spent a happy evening watching a film and fussy cutting all the flowers from a sheet of Posy paper and then arranged them around my circle – attaching with foam dots.

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I cut the ‘Thankful Everyday’ from the Blooming Foil paper, which as the title suggests has beautiful foiled accents in rose gold, and placed this centre top of my circle of flowers.

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Next, I mounted my photo on three layers of paper taken from the 6.5ins x 6.5ins paper pad, using foam dots between each layer and the photograph.

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My final touches were to add a heart from the Collectables Pack, three  Dusty Pink paper blooms, two little sprigs cut from the Posy paper and some glitter glue to the centre of my flowers.

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I hope this inspires you to use this gorgeous range to create something and to even step out of your comfort zone and stamp directly on a page!

I will be back soon with my third project for this month.

Do Everything With Love with Full Bloom

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Hello,

Karen here with my first page using Kaisercraft’s Full Bloom collection.

I really love the Flower Bunch mini stencil and really wanted to make a page that showcased how pretty it is.

I started with a piece of Cocoanut Weave cardstock and divided the reverse (smoother side) into six panels measuring 6in tall and 4 in wide.  I then, with the stencil taped into place, spread some texture paste through the top right and left and middle bottom one, making sure I wiped it clean each time.

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You can just about see the white on white here.  Once the texture paste had dried I dabbed ink onto a silicone sheet – the colours I used are Petal Pink, Berry, Vine and Avocado.

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The next step was to use a fine paint brush and a little water to thin the ink and add to the raised texture paste flowers.  I was thrilled with the result!

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I trimmed 1cm from all four sides of my white card and mounted it onto a piece of Full Bloom Undergrowth paper.   Next I cut three peices of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad measuring 3.5 x 5.5 and a piece of the pink gingham paper measuring 3.5 x 4.5, also from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

I added the gignham piece, centrally to the centre top panel of my page and using mounting foam dots, added the other three pieces of paper to the centre top and left and right bottom of my page.

chose one of the gorgeous pink and gold phrase cards from the Blooming Foil Paper for my title and placed this centre top of my page. To this I added two doves from the Collectables pack and coloured some leaves and a rose, from the wooden Flourish Pack with Berry and Avocado ink pads to add to the bottom of my panel.

I die cut two flowers using the  Decorative Die Rose Cluster and backed these with off cuts from the 6.5 x 6.5 papers I had used.

Finally I added my photos and used the diecuts and elements from the Collectables pack with a couple of stickers from the sticker sheet to finish my page.

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I for one didn’t realise you could use the little ink pads to paint with and this is something I will be utalising more in the future.