Special Moment Layout by Karen

Today we have our second beautiful layout by Karen Hicks.

This photo of Karen’s daughter Katie was also taken in Florence.

Special Moment Layout

Karen used the lovely Honey Chai collection for her second layout as well. For the base of the layout Karen used the Nutmeg paper and distressed the edges. Other papers used were Ginger which is the strip to the left of the layout and the reverse side of the Sage paper.

The butterfly, birds and special moment saying were all from the collectables pack.

Karen also used some dies to create the lovely flowers and cogs which work perfectly with the layout.

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Thank you again Karen for sharing your lovely layout with us.

Chrissy xXx

Be Happy with Honey Chai

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here with a new project to share.


To create my layout I used the amazing Kaisercraft Honey Chai collection and some embellishments from the Blubelle line.

For my background I used Kaisercard Coconut Weave cardstock, which I altered with different masks and stamps. I used Tim Holtz Bubble layering stencil with Kaisercolour Paint Pistachio.


Then I completed my design using Kaisercraft clear stamps “Film Edges”, “Vintage Journey”, “Blae & Ivy” and “Kaleidoscope”.


I created the different layers under my picture using Honey Chai Paper Pad and different punches. I decorated them with Kaisercraft Pearls Champagne.


I used different die cuts from Honey Chai Collectables Pack to embellish my page. I embossed them slightly and adhered them with mounting foam tape.



I used a stamp from the Kaleidoscope collection clear stamp set to for the sentiment in my tag. I really love this stamp set!


And finally I added the paper strips from the Blubelle collection.


To finish off my design I added Rhinestones Split Pea and Sew Easy Twine Green.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Mix and Match your Kaisercraft Collections

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here with a short tutorial to share – how to Mix & Match different collections to create an unique, tailor-made colour combination, perfect for your pictures!


To create my layout I needed green and purple colour palette, so I decided to mix one of the newest Kaisercraft collections “Honey Chai” with last year’s “Lavendar Haze”. Both collections have really soft shaded colours and they look perfect together.

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As usual I did a lot of fussy cutting, using the special gloss papers from both collections – “Clove” and “Puce”.

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For my background I used the Violet pattern paper from Lavendar Haze, which I altered with different clear stamps {Diamonds background stamp, Lattice background stamp and Kaleidoscope collection stamps}. I added the large frame from Honey Chai “All Spice” die cut paper to complete my composition.

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The charming little embellishments I fussy cut from Honey Chai 6.5″ paper pad and adhered them with mounting tape to my page.

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I also used the Collectables packages from both collections {Lavendar Haze and Honey Chai} and a lot of Silver glitter glue.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Have a wonderful week!


Dream Layout by Karen

We have a couple of guest designer layouts on the blog for the month of May and our first guest designer with her lovely layout “Dream” is Karen Hicks. The photo of Karen’s beautiful daughter Katie was taken in Florence at the Boboil Gardens.

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Karen used the lovely Honey Chai collection for her layout. The Sage base paper has been distressed round the edges then on top of that Karen used the Tarragon paper which has also been distressed and has lovely sewing round the edges, before matting those two together Karen has added some lovely detail using Kaisercraft Cream Lace pack. The beautiful photo has been matted onto a couple of pages from the Honey Chai paper pad. Karen has also used some die cut elements from the paper pad & Collectable pack to decorate round the edges of the photo along with Kaisercraft pearl flourishes.

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Other products used were, thread, template and gesso.

Thank you Karen for sharing your beautiful layout with us.

Chrissy  xXx

Challenge Inspiration from Emmy

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

Emmy here with a brand new layout created for Merly Impressions’ May “Spring is in the Air” Challenge. 

This month I have the pleasure to create with the amazing Honey Chai Collection from Kaisercraft:


Creating a Spring themed layout was very easy with this paper line – just look at the soft green colours and all the flourishes. I used one of Elise’s most recent pictures, taken this spring in Wrest park.

I used Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock as a base for my layout. I fussy cut the swirly frame from the Clove Gloss Paper and adhered it with mounting foam tape to the cardstock. MI-may-challenge-det-a (3)I added Kaisercraft Rhinestones Lilac to decorate the edges. I used masking template and different stamps {Film Edges Clear Stamps and Hummingbird stamp set} to create the pattern on the cardstock.

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To decorate my page I used two different types of Kaisercraft flowers – Mini Paper Blooms “Amethyst” and Paper Blooms “Sage”.

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I used also the die cuts and papers form the matching Paper Pad

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… and the Collectables pack.

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I hope I managed to inspire you today!

And don’t forget you’ve got until June 2nd, 2014 to add your creation to the gallery under the May Challenge post. We will then choose our favourite layout to win a fantastic prize – a £25.00 voucher to spend on anything you want from the Merly Impressions online store.

Have a great day!


April 2014 Collections now available

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

Our first collection, Happy Snaps, features bright colours and fun designs. It’s the perfect collection to use when journaling or layering your precious family photos. We have nine double-sided 12×12 papers as well as collectables, two speciality papers, two sticker sheets, two clear stamp sets, a 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad and a Paper Pack. There are also Captured Moments cards (called Say Cheese) that match the Happy Snaps collection.

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Our next collection, Honey Chai, features birds, florals and butterflies highlighted by earthy, rustic colour tones. The intricate designs of Honey Chai will bring beauty to any project. 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, Kaleidoscope, features florals and eclectic vintage graphics such as bicycles and butterflies. The colours and patterns of Kaleidoscope make this a very versatile collection. It features nine 12×12 double-sided papers, two sticker sheets, a speciality paper, collectables, clear stamps, a 6.5inch Paper Pad and a Paper Pack. There are also Captured Moments cards (called Life’s Treasures) that match the Kaleidoscope collection.


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

Paul & Chrissy  xXx