Christmas Eve Love layout with Holy Night

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

I’m sharing today my last post for this month – another Christmas layout with a picture from the time when the little munchkins were actually little ūüôā

To create my layout I used Kaisercraft’s Holy Night Collection, available at Merly Impressions online store.MI-christmas-love-web

For my background I used Kaisercard Cherry Weave Cardstock, which I altered with a layer of Gesso. After the Gesso had dried I sprayed the cardstock with KaiserMist Spray Ink Antique Gold and doodled the top and the bottom edge. MI-Christmas-love-det-a

Then I punched the edge with hearts using pattern paper from the Paper Pad and decorated it with Red Stickles. I adhered the lace edge (Lace Pack РCream) first and then added the punched edge on top. MI-Christmas-love-det-e

Then I adhered a 16cm stripe from the Wise Men pattern paper with Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided tape and covered the edges with red stripes.

For the layers under my picture I used the mini Paper Pad and the left overs from the Wise Men pattern paper. I ruffled their edges with Paper Distresser.MI-Christmas-love-det-c

To decorate my page I used die cut and fussy cut images from the Paper Pad and the Collectables packMI-Christmas-love-det-f MI-Christmas-love-det-d

…stickers from the¬†12″ Sticker Sheet¬†and fussy cut¬†foil embellishments from the Angels Foil Paper.¬†MI-Christmas-love-det-h MI-Christmas-love-det-g

To finish off my design I added Rhinestones Red and Silver.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Enjoy your week!

Emmy xxx

Family Christmas layout with Holy Night

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

As you know, this month I have the pleasure to work with¬†Kaisercraft’s Holy Night Collection, (available at Merly Impressions online store) and what is the best thing to create with a Christmas themed line – a family layout, of course ūüôāMI-family-christmas-web

For my background I used Kaisercard Vanilla Weave Cardstock. For the stamped edge I used a pattern edge from the Blubelle stamp set and Ink Pad Vintage. MI-family-christmas-det-aThen cut out two stripes of the Wise Men pattern paper, inked and ruffled its edges with Paper Distresser and,  after rolling one of the corners, adhered it to the cardstock with Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided tape.  MI-family-christmas-det-b

To cover the cardstock in the corner, I tucked a die-cut from the Paper Pad under the pattern paper. Then I took the two red pages with text from the same Paper Pad, cut them to match width of the background pattern paper and adhered them all together.

To create the layers under my picture decorate my picture I used pattern papers from¬†the Paper Pad.¬†MI-family-christmas-det-iThen I used a lot of different die cuts and stickers from the the 12″ Sticker Sheet,¬†the Paper Pad¬†and the Collectables pack. MI-family-christmas-det-g MI-family-christmas-det-f MI-family-christmas-det-e

I fussy cut glossy flowers and leaves from the glossy papers in the mini paper pad. I adhered them to my layout using Mounting Foam Tape.MI-family-christmas-det-c

All the foil embellishments are fussy cut from the Angels Foil Paper.  I layered the stars onto die-cuts from the Collectables pack and used Rhinestones Red to decorate them.MI-family-christmas-det-hMI-family-christmas-det-dI hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a wonderful week!

Emmy xxx

Peace, Hope, Love layout with Holy Night

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

It’s September already and it is finally time for me to finish those last year(s) Holiday pictures. It is a sort of a tradition with us always to take pictures in front of the Christmas tree, with the whole family, just the kids, with presents, with cats… you get the idea ūüôā And every year I promise myself that this year it will be different… that I’ll sort the Christmas picture by January and finish the album by February… Well, now it is September and I just finished my first Christmas layout with one of my favourite last year pictures.

To create my layout I used Kaisercraft’s Holy Night Collection, available at Merly Impressions online store.MI-Peace-love-hope-web

For my background I used Kaisercard Vanilla Weave Cardstock. For the stamped edge I used a pattern edge from the Blubelle stamp set and Ink Pad Vintage. Then I took Baby Jesus pattern paper, cut off 1cm stripes from two of its sides, ruffles its edges with Paper Distresser and,  after rolling one of the corners, adhered it to the cardstock with Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided tape. MI-peace-love-hope-det-a

To cover the cardstock in the corner, I tucked a sticker from the 12″ Sticker Sheet under the pattern paper. Then I sprayed the background with KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold.

After the ink has dried, I added a dimensional pattern with a mask from Kaisercraft Damask Quarters 12×12 Stencil and Texture Paste.

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To decorate my picture I used die cut elements from the Paper Pad and the Collectables pack.

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For the title piece I used a quote from Faith Patter Paper.

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All the foil embellishments are fussy cut from the Angels Foil Paper. To decorate them further I used Rhinestones RedMI-peace-love-hope-det-fMI-peace-love-hope-det-dMI-peace-love-hope-det-e

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Have fun crafting!

Emmy xxx

Say Aloha layout

Hi Everyone, Pam here.

Say Aloha is bright, bold and full of colour, and I have had such fun using it this month.

This layout is all about cutting and slotting!2015-05-18 12.33.18First I cut around the corner design of the Tropical Gloss paper. To cut around a design like this it is best to use a sharp craft knife on a glass cutting board. My cutting board in a cheap kitchen worktop saver I got from Ikea I think. The secret to good cutting is to turn the paper, and not the knife.2015-05-18 10.12.37 The next step was to use the Damask Quarter stencil with Pink Kaisermist spray ink to add some colour and pattern to the Tiki Hut die cut paper. When the mist was dry I once again took my craft knife and cut around the design on the bottom of the paper.2015-05-18 11.24.54 I then slotted my photo under the cut design, and adhered it to the die cut paper.2015-05-18 11.33.44 The next step was to slot the die cut paper and photo under the cut design of the Tropical Gloss paper.2015-05-18 11.37.49

My title was made with a combination of letter stickers and a stamp from the co-ordinating stamp set.2015-05-18 12.25.38

The layout was finished off by layering on some of the die cut collectables.

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Pam

Wanderlust – Travel Log

Hello Everyone,

Linda here wishing you all a Happy Friday 13th !

I am pleased to be able to share another layout using the fabulous Wanderlust Collection.

I began by gutting the Licorice cardstock by 1″, then cut Planes to 11″ and attached.

My photograph was cut to 3 1/4 x 7 1/2 ” matted onto the leftover Licorice cardstock¬†with a small border. I then cut the Die Cut Globe¬†in half and added to the top half of the page – the edges were distressed and inked with Tim Holtz Black Soot – as with all edges.

The lower panel from Unknown¬†was trimmed and added 3″ from the bottom of the page and my photo added to this. I then created the rolls below from Adventurous¬†by cutting pieces 3 x 2″ and rolling them around a pencil (2″ is the height) leaving 4 with 1″ unrolled and 1 with an arrow cut on the end. I prefer to use wet glue for this as it holds better. Once happy with the arrangement I stuck them into place with double sided tape.

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I added a shaped border cut from Exploration with a Martha Stewart punch and a sentence from the sticker sheet. My letters are from another collection РHappy Snaps Рwhich I have coated with Crystal Lacquer. The aircraft are from the sticker sheet and the Collectables and these were glossed too.

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A tag from the Collectables was used for my journalling with a sticker from the sticker sheet.

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Finally I added a trail of pearls in a circular shape to link the aircraft and another sentence from the sticker sheet, mounted onto Licorice cardstock onto the paper rolls.

Have a fabulous weekend, hopefully playing with some luscious Kaisercraft papers, and we’ll see you again next week for more wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

Linda xx

Life is a Journey

Hello Everyone – I can’t tell you how delighted I am to be joining this mega talented Design Team! ¬†I have been crafting for many years now, making everything from cards to scrapbook layouts, jewelry to clothing, home decor to baking.

I don’t really have a “style” as I love to try different things from mixed media to die cutting, so, I am hoping to do justice to the beautiful Kaisercraft papers and products which we all adore.

For my first layout I have used the amazing Wanderlust collection which is quite apt as I am a Corporate Travel Agent in real life!

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I started by gutting Wander to create a 1″ border then trimmed some Ivory card stock to 11″ and layered them. I love the splats that Tim Holtz Distress Stains give so used Faded Jeans, Dried Marigold and Antique Linen randomly from bottom left to top right.

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A strip of Freedom was cut to 3 1/2 x 10 1/2″ and placed across the page about 3″ from the bottom. My main photo is trimmed to 4 1/2 x 3 3/4″ and mounted onto a 6×4″ piece of Found then covered with a Kaisercraft overlay distress edge acetate frame.

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My phone has an app to¬†create photobooth strips, so I¬†fastened this to¬†a leftover piece of Wander 2 1/4 x 9 ” added at an angle.

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The stamps that come with this set are fabulous so I added some around the edge of the Ivory cardstock with some Tim Holtz Faded Jeans ink, which was also used on all edges of the papers. One of the 12×12″ sheets Exploration has lots of postage stamps and I found one which said Moscow – perfect for this layout – trimmed and added to the edge of my main photo.

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The fun part next was to create lots of lovely tags using the Collectables and some twine layering them with 3D foam plus lots of elements from the sticker sheet to finish the effect.

I hope you have enjoyed travelling though this layout with me, check back later for some more wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

Linda x

Snapshot

Hi there!

This month I’m using the smashing Sandy Toes Collection.¬† Just right for all those lovely Summer Holiday photos!

I started off by using a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil called Splatters.  I sprayed blue ink through the stencil onto a sheet of cardstock in Vanilla.  I wanted the look of splashed water.  A sheet of Waves was trimmed down, to allow the splashes to show.

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Around the edges I used the Clear Stamps in Edges, all around the edge of the paper in black ink. A stamped image was also used from the Clear Stamp set Sandy Toes.¬† Over my photos I’ve used a couple of overlays from the Distressed-Black pack. A quote from the edge of the Wave paper and elements from the collectables put on the layout using Mounting Foam Dots, plus a few gorgeous Pearls in Teal to finish the layout.

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I hope you enjoy my post!

Debs x

A Holiday Layout by Pam

Today’s post is all about looking at your adapting your scrapbooking papers and embellishments to better suit and fit your layout. There are times when the shape, or colour, or size or design is almost, but not quite right, and it is at times like this when you need to think out of the box a little.

So in this layout, of the family sitting on the roof of Milan Cathedral, I want to draw attention to how I’ve done just that. I’ve used¬†Now Boarding by Kaisercrafts for this layout. This is a fabulous collection to document all your travel layouts.

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At first I thought I would use the Compass die-cut paper as I liked the neutral colour palette. However, I felt the black circle dominated my page too much.

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So I decided to use my craft knife to cut out just the compass part of the paper:

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Next, I looked at some of the diecuts and papers and found there were some elements that I wanted to use, but not necessarily as they were so each of the elements below received some kind of makeover.

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Here you can see how little parts have been fussy cut from larger parts: the Bon Voyage from the Luggage Carousel 12×12 paper, for example.

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Here you can see the addition of the suitcases from the same 12×12 paper. When I went to apply the rub on sentiment, it didn’t quite fit the space in a way I was happy with, so it was simple to cut the last word which meant I could move the quote to the right, and add the last word below instead.

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I kept cutting adding cut out elements. The white paint splashes are actually a Kaisercraft Stains stamp.

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I hope you enjoyed my layout.

Pam

A beach layout by Pam

Hi everyone,

This month I am lucky enough to get to play with the Paradiso collection from Kaisercraft. I cannot tell you how much I love this collection. It has a real retro feel, reminiscent of polaroid photos. The colours have that 1970s split tone look. The papers have patterned backs Рand as much as I love the patterns,  I really wanted to challenge myself to use the picture side, instead. Fortunately I have the perfect photos to go with this collection. Last year my daughter Emily travelled around the rainforests and beaches of Northern Queensland, which is probably the inspiration for these papers.

The first thing I did was to stamp around where I was planning to place the photo using the Hessian texture stamp. Then, using a craft knife I cut¬†around the outline of the bushes on the bottom left of the paper, and also along the sand at bottom of the page. This made a slit into which I could slip my photo. I glued the baker’s twine across the sky, and adhered the die cut banners.

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Then I used other pieces from the Paradiso collectables – the flowers, palm trees, sign, and fronds, and layered them round my photo and other parts of the page. On the left hand side I adhered part of the Tropics Acetate sheet. This was adhered with silicone pop dots so it sits up a bit to give the illusion of depth.

I hope you like my Paradiso layout.

Pam

Favourite Places

Over the years we have tended to holiday abroad, but a few years ago, we visited Cornwall (Penzance to be exact). ¬†We fell in love with Cornwall and have been back several times since. ¬†We’re just about to go again for our main holiday this year and it reminded me of one of our favourite beaches that we discovered.

I’m not sure what it is about Crackington Haven that really attracts us – there are sandier beaches or beaches with more attractions, but there is something truly special. I wanted to make a layout about Crackington so that when we look back we can recapture those happy times that we have spent there.

I have played with the totally gorgeous Check-In collection this month РI simply adore anything travel related! Envelopes are definitely a favourite way to tuck in secret journaling or tickets.  This particular envelope was created using a home made envelope template.  Look out for cute kids cards at Christmas Рthey have adorable envelopes that you can carefully pull apart, draw around and create your own template!

These adorable acetate shapes are a really interesting way to matt your title. Those fabulous letter stickers  are exactly like the signboards that you see in airports and train stations. You can find a full set of stickers here.

Here’s a shopping list of everything I have used from the Merly Impressions shop:

I hope that you will scrap a favourite destination this month.¬†It doesn’t have to be anywhere exotic, just somewhere special to you!

Thanks for popping in.

Morag x