Pocket Page by Debs

Hi there!

For this next project I’ve used the Captured Moments Pocket Page. A while ago I had a family Christening, and wanted to do something with the photos I took – the pocket pages were perfect!  The Journal cards I used were the 4×6 Essentials, and some of the Collectables from Heirloom.  Also elements from the Captured Moments Pocket Stickers in Natural.

debs-2014-10-2The journaling cards are so versatile and easy to journal on.  I felt that I totally captured the day as I wanted.  I could journal as much or less and I knew I’d still captured the fantastic day.

Have a brilliant day…

Debs! x

A Layout using Tape

Hi there!

This month for my Layout I was given the gorgeous Heirloom Collection to use, plus some lovely Printed Tape.  The base I’ve used for my layout is Kaisercraft card in Vanilla.  The edges were distressed and inked.  On top of this was a 12×12 sheet of the Past patterned paper. This was trimmed to 11.5cm, torn, rolled and then inked and distressed.  Then a sheet of Descent patterned paper was trimmed down to 10 cm, also distressed and inked.  The overall look I was aiming for was old and faded.

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This was also placed on the top of the two previous sheets of patterned  paper.  I gently stamped a lace image from the Clear Stamps – Scallop Lace.  Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink in Antique Linen was used.  I wanted a really old faded look to the stamping. I wanted to see the tapes that I had been given, so taped them in horizontal and vertical  stripes.

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A photo of myself and my Mum was mounted onto a piece of card, then raised slightly with Mounting Foam Dots.  At the bottom of the photo is a row of Ribbon Roses in Ivory.  Underneath the row of roses I pleated and then stuck with strong sticky tape Lace in Cream.  On top of the roses, Paper Blooms in Hot pink have been added.

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Extra touches have been from the Heirloom Collectables and the paper pad.  The pocket watch collectable has the face coated in Crystal Lacquer to give  the face dimension.

The finished touches were the stamped butterflies from the Clear Rubber Stamp set – Limelight theme.  These were stamped using a Distress Ink in Pumice Stone.  I love this collection for use with wonderful old family photos.

I hope you enjoyed my post,

Debs

Sketch Challenge Inspiration by Debs

Hi there!

Again another lovely challenge sketch, this time by Sandra.  I love the challenge of doing another persons sketch.  It takes me from my comfort zone.  The collection I used for this month challenge was the gorgeous Heirloom.   For the main base paper I used Portrait, then sprayed it with Dylusions Ink spray in Fresh Lime.  For the strips, I cut a strip from the sheet of Stories.  The strip next to it is from the  Printed Tape pack in Brown.  Sandra sketched showed a painted frame.  I didn’t want to paint on the layout/photo.  So I found an old piece of acetate off of some packaging.  Painted it with Kaisercolour Acrylic paint in Soft Moss and cut around the painted frame, then cut out the middle out.  This was adhered  on the photo to give it dimension with Mounting foam Dots.

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The circle I substituted with a Wood FlourishesRoman Clock Face.  All the other elements are from the Collectables and paper pad.  I’ve also as my title used sizzix cut letters, but any letter will do.  And to finish off using this lovely Heirloom Collection I used Pearls in Latte.

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I hope you enjoy Sandra’s Sketch Challenge as much as I did.

Have a great day

Debs

Chalks Tutorial

Hi everyone, it’s Pam here to show you how to use chalks on a layout.

I was having a clear up the other day and I came across a box of chalks that has been in my stash for a long, long time, lying unused and forgotten in the bottom of a drawer. If you’ve been scrapping for a long time, you too may have some of these chalks, or maybe you have some pan pastels which you could use in a similar way. So I decided to dust off the chalks to add some interest to the background of this layout, using the Kaisercraft ‘Heirloom’ collection.

P1160521-1Chalks add lovely soft colour. Here’s how I used chalks on this layout:

Firstly I used an embossing ink pen, and a ScrapFX crossword stencil. I traced through some of the squares with the embossing pen.

P1160516-1Then I picked up some chalk on a makeup sponge and rubbed it over the embossed squares.

P1160517-2With the ScrapFX chevron stencil I pressed an embossing stamp pad throught the stencil, then applied the chalk with the makeup sponge as before.P1160518-3I made a rectangular mask from a post it note, then swiped the embossing ink pad from the edges of the mask out onto the cardstock, before brushing on the chalk with the makeup sponge.

P1160519-4Then I started to build up my layout, layering up some fussy cut leaves and flowers, strips of patterned papers, and die cut collectables.P1160526-3I used some lace trim for a bit of texture and some rhinestones for a bit of glitz.

If you look closely you will see that I also added some ruled pen lines around the edges of the paper strips, and also around the edges of the masked off rectangles. It’s little details like this that give a layout that little extra something…

So there you have it – my chalked background layout:

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I hope you enjoyed this post.

Pam

Pocket Page with Heirloom Collection

Hi Everyone, It’s Pam here.

About 12 years ago we decided to add an extension across the back of our house to add a new kitchen/dining/family room. It was a very stressful 6 months as we lived in the house during the building – at one stage we had an open plan kitchen/bathroom – nice!!

I have had photos of the process waiting to be scrapped since then, and the Heirloom collection from Kaisercraft with it’s house and home theme seemed perfect to use. Pocket scrapbooking seemed a great option, since it’s a system that allows for the scrapping of a series of photos that tell a story, and is a quick and easy method of scrapping. In addition, Kasiercraft always produces some papers in each collection that can be cut to fit the scrapbook pockets, like the Genealogy and Descent papers in the Heirloom collection.

My finished page looked like this:P1160641-1

As you can see it is not easy to photograph the page in the pocket sleeve, so here’s some close ups out of the pockets:

P1160642-1 P1160642-1-2 P1160642-1-3 P1160642-1-4 P1160643-1As you can see this is such a quick way of scrapping, making it perfect for scrapping events or holidays. It’s just a matter of adhering your photo to backing paper, using some stickers or some diecut collectables to embellish them, and adding your journalling – job done!

If you like pocket scrapbooking, Kaisercraft produces a range of specialised products, called Captured Moments, to suit that style.

Pam

Heirloom Layout by Pam

Hi everyone, it’s Pam here with a heritage layout.

Kaisercraft’s ‘Heirloom’ collection, with its subtle neutral colour palettes is perfect for scrapping your older  heritage photos. This collection features calming sepias, browns, blues and greens. For this layout of my mother and father’s wedding, I collected lots of brown elements together to create a largely monotone layout. The only colour is the green of the sentiment strip, which was the inspiration behind this layout. As soon as I saw that sentiment I decided it was perfect for this photo. This layout is made from papers and diecuts contained in the 6.5″ x 6.5″ paper pad. 

P1160558-1In addition, I used die cuts from the coordinating Collectables. Don’t feel you have to use the diecuts as they come-sometimes cutting them up can make them work better on your layout-like I have done with frame diecut at the top of my photo.P1160559-2I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the scalloped edge. Also, if you look closely you can see that I’ve run a brown coloured pencil around some of the edges of the elements to provide a shadow and give the illusion of dimension. I also used foam tape to lift some of the diecuts to add further dimension. layering up elements and adding dimension gives extra interest to the layout and prevents my brown layout from being dull!

I hope you have enjoyed this layout.

Please visit again soon.

Pam

June 2014 Collections now available

This month we have three brand new Kaisercraft collections to enjoy.

Our first collection, Something Blue,  is the ultimate wedding collection – it features a modern and fresh colour pallete that includes, of course, a little Something Blue. We have nine double-sided 12×12 papers as well as collectables, two speciality papers, a sticker sheet, three clear stamp sets, a 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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Our next collection, Heirloom, is ideal for family heritage projects – it features soft natural colours and vintage styling and patterns. It features nine 12×12 double-sided papers, a sticker sheet, two speciality papers, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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Our third collection, Dream Big, features a fabulous colour pallete of orange, blue and grey. This beautiful collection will both entertain and inspire. This collection includes nine 12×12 double-sided papers, a sticker sheet, two speciality papers, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack.

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We also have new colours of Kaisercraft Mini Ink Pads, new Captured Moments cards and six new Beyond-the-Page products.

We hope you enjoy the new June 2014 products. Happy crafting !

Paul & Chrissy  xXx