Tea Time in Wonderland

Hello everyone,

Denise here, I hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday. I’m back today with a layout using the very gorgeous High Tea Kaisercraft Collection.

146BBThe team have been focusing on the many rubber stamps this month and I used the lovely

Floral Wallpaper texture background stamp.

Clear Texture Stamp - Floral Wallpaper

I started by using the grey side of the Afternoon Tea paper and stamped over half of it with a kaisercraft  mini black ink pad.

132I then cut this and the Tea Time paper down to measure 11 x 11 and stuck them on to the  Cuppa paper. I also cut round the teapot and flowers at the bottom right hand corner with a craft knife then raised the teapot with foam pads to add some interest at the bottom.

135Next I used some Candy Kaisermist ( one of my favourites at the moment) and flicked over the layout.139I added a border strip from the sticker sheet across the middle .

My photos were matted on to white kaisercard then layered on to some more of the papers.

I used some of the many die cuts from the Collectables Pack to embellish around the layout


147Together with some gems and heart stickers from the sticker sheet.

I also drew around the edges with a Kaiser Gel Pen to finish off.  There are certainly some amazing collections being released constantly and I am so loving working with these – hope you are enjoying the inspiration from the team.

~ Denise ~

High Tea Scrapbook Layout

Hi there

Elaine here again, this time with a pretty layout using the High Tea collection showcasing the co-ordinating Clear Texture Doily stamp.
imageTo start with I took the High Tea wood effect Biscuit paper from the collection and added a circle of small doilies that I stamped using the Tim Hotz Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I also mixed some of the ink into Texture paste to colour it and stencilled a rectangle using the Mini Mix Designer Stencil and the pre-coloured texture paste.

imageWhilst this was drying I fussy cut the coffee pot from the High Tea Cuppa Paper and several flowers and leaves from the Devonshire High Tea Paper until I had enough to arrange around the photograph. I then took more pieces of the Cuppa Paper and layered them behind the photo, raising the picture up on foam pads for dimension. I also stamped another small doily and heat embossed it, tucking it in amongst the fussy cut elements at the top of the picture.

imageI then took lots of die cuts from the High Tea collectables pack and the  6.5″ paper pad and I punched some tiny hearts from scraps of paper too and placed them around the circle of stamped doilies. For each of the flowers and leaves, I curled them around my fingers to give them a slightly more curved/natural look. The title to the left of the picture was a strip from the High Tea coordinating 6.5″ paper pad.

imageTo finish off I used pearls from my stash in each of the small doilies and I used the tag from a cupcake I had been given at the Afternoon Tea Bridal Shower that I was attending when the photo was taken.

It’s such a pretty collection..don’t you agree?



May Merly Crop & Kit

Hi Everyone,
It was another fabulous crop with 50 people attending the most we have ever had, it was an amazing day with lots of chat and crafting. It was lovely catching up with everyone and seeing some new faces. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the May kit.
For the May kit I used the beautiful “High Tea” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts. Below you will see the first layout which I created using the kit which I’ve called: Tea Time .

File 21-05-2017, 10 37 03………and the second layout which I called: Love.

File 21-05-2017, 10 36 45The 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.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes for us to snack on they were yummy as always, with so many delegates he had to make three this time. Also a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended the crop, which made it such a very special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Below are a few photo’s of the day.

2017-05-20 12.51.35 HDR2017-05-20 12.51.08 HDR2017-05-20 12.40.52 HDR2017-05-20 12.24.322017-05-20 12.23.59You can find details and dates of our future crops here.

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx

A Concertina Card with High Tea

Hello everyone,

Denise here with a nice little concertina card using the Kaisercraft  High Tea Collection.

I’ve made this before and it is one I found on the internet.

Photo 17-05-2017, 20 33 53-2I started using a piece of Coconut Weave Kaisercard measuring 15 x 27 cm.

I then scored it at 4,10 and 16cm.

Photo 16-05-2017, 23 14 09Next, it was folded concertina style.

Photo 16-05-2017, 23 14 52I used some papers from the 6.5 x6.5 paper pad to cover the card – there are some beautiful designs in this collection and lots to choose from in the pad.

Photo 16-05-2017, 23 16 16I covered the sections with the papers

Photo 17-05-2017, 14 07 32Then I used some of the Collectables from the pack to embellish..

Photo 17-05-2017, 20 33 36I then threaded some ribbon through the front and round the back.

Photo 17-05-2017, 20 32 06I also added some gorgeous pink paper flowers in Fairy Floss and Dusky Pink and gems at the front.

Photo 17-05-2017, 20 32 14Finally I went round the edges with one of the Kaiserpens in Black

I also added some ink round some of the doily with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.

I hope you like this little project, its really easy to make and just a bit different for a change


Notelet and card holder using High Tea collection

Hi everyone,

Elaine here again and this time I’m bringing you a notelet/card holder and 11 notelets made using the gorgeous High Tea Kaisercraft collection.

image imageTo make this I scoured You Tube to find a good tutorial and I finally came across this tutorial here which will give you all the dimensions you need to replicate the item.

To make the cover I used white cardstock and folded it as per the instructions in the video and ended up with these pieces.

image imageThen I set about covering them with the papers from the High Tea collection. The inside I covered using the Tea Time sheet mounted on to Kaisercard Flamingo and a piece of floral patterned paper from the 6.5 x 6.5″ paper pad on the spine.

For the outside I used more of the Tea Time paper mounted on to the same card.. (please ignore the pink spotty background..it’s my desk!)

imageAfter covering the outside I made a belly band using more of the Flamingo card and added two of the collectables from the pack. I also used the Berry Mini Ink Pad to edge the patterned paper and card.imageTo make the notelets I used this wonderful tutorial from Kaisercrafts design team member, Colette Mitrega where she uses a One Sheet Wonder template here

TemplateThere will be a little bit of trimming to make your template fit the cards as the cards I made were slightly smaller than the ones in Colette’s tutorial.  I ended up with this selection of cards.


image image imageI chose the Tea Leaves paper as my ‘one sheet’  and on each of the notes or cards I have used a collectable from the collectables pack or a pop out die cut from the 6.5 x 6.5 ” paper pad and finished off with stickers from the sticker sheet together with Hot Pink Rhinestones.

I hope you like this set.. I think they would make a wonderful gift for someone!






Cherish This Moment with High Tea


Hello everyone,

Denise here with my first project using the fabulous High Tea Kaisercraft collection.

117We were asked to feature the rubber stamps this month so as soon as I saw the gorgeous little flowers on the Floral Wallpaper stamp, I decided to use them on the background.

I started off with Coconut Weave Kaisercard as my base. I mounted the stamp onto an acrylic block, then lightly tapped some Versamark ink onto it.


018I stamped this onto the card, then sprinkled some glittery pink embossing powder over it


020Then it was time to heat gun it so it melted and  turned into a gorgeous glittery flower pattern.

102I then took some Kaisermist in Pink and flicked over the page.

024I added some border stickers to the bottom and top of the page from the sticker sheet. Next I mounted my photo onto some white card and placed in the middle.

117 (2)I fussy cut some flowers from the 6.5 x6.5 paper pad and used some of the shaped borders to embellish together with some of the die cuts  from the Collectables Pack.

I also used some flowers from the flourish pack – I painted one pink and one green

106Lastly I took some Metallic Hemp Cord in Gold, split the gold out then wrapped it into a loose circle then tucked it behind the photo.111I have really enjoyed making this and can’t wait to move on to my next project, be back soon and thank you for visiting !

~ Denise ~

High Tea Scrapbook Layout

Hello all

Today I am so excited to be bringing you this layout using the stunningly beautiful High Tea collection by Kaisercraft.

CompleteLOWhen I first saw this collection my mind immediately went to scrapping photos of occasions where I had been fortunate to go to Afternoon Tea with relatives. However, I had already scrapped those photos and so my mind turned to less obvious ways to use it. Although there are lots of pretty tea and cake elements to the collection I wanted to show you how to use it in a non ‘afternoon tea’ kind of way. So here it is.. a wedding layout instead.

First I took the sheet of the beautiful Floral wallpaper embossed paper and cut it in half. I then took the Devonshire Paper and used a half a sheet with the embossed paper to make a 12″ x 12″ background. I then layered two pieces of Cuppa paper using both sides and staggered them like this.

Process photoUsing the Doily Clear Texture Stamp I stamped two semi-circle doilies with Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then fussy cut them and tucked them underneath the layers of patterned paper. I then took the Floral Wreath 6 x 6 designer stencil and used a dauber to stencil another semi-circle on the embossed background paper.

close up 2Next I took the remainder of the sheet of Devonshire Paper and fussy cut lots of clusters of flowers from it. After mounting the photograph on another piece of Cuppa Paper, I arranged the fussy cut roses around the edge of the photo along with two heat embossed small doilies that I had stamped using the same ink as before. I also added a Dusty Pink mini bloom and a Hot Pink Mini Bloom too.

close up 3I took some of the heart stickers and the title ‘Beautiful Memories’ from the High Tea Sticker Sheet and used the ‘Love’ circular die cut from the 6″ paper pad.

I then used Dusty Pink Kaisercolour Acrylic Paint and flicked it around the edges of the photo and also tucked some thread in behind the clusters of flowers, adding a few Soft Pink Rhinestones on selected flowers too.

close up 1All in all, I have to say this gorgeous, pretty collection is another of my favourite ever collections… again! lol

So, don’t think to yourself that you don’t have any afternoon tea photos to scrap.. jump right on in and get scrapping all those unscrapped photos you’ve been meaning to scrap with this utterly fabulous collection.

Have Fun