Traveller’s Notebook with Breathe

Hello,

Karen here with my last project using the Breathe collection from Kaisercraft. This time I decided to experiment with a Travelers Notebook.  I have wanted to use one of these for ages and bought a set of three, complete with a leather cover.

For this project the papers I have used are Blue Blush, Mosiac Stroke, Pale Wander, Floral Twilight and Clear Skys.  In addition I used the Sticker Book, Clear Stamps, 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad, Collectables and Die and Stamp Set.

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IMG_7521For this page I used a 2 x 4 phrase from  Clear Skys and the pink feather design from the 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad the Sticker Book, , Collectables and Die and Steamp Set.

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On this one I used are Blue Blush,  Sticker Book 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad and Collectable

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Here I have used are  Mosiac Stroke and Clear Skys along with Clear Stamps, 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad  and Collectables.

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On my final page I have used Pale Wander the Sticker Book, 6.5x 6.5 Paper Pad and Collectables.

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this small scale scrapbooking and most certainly will be doing much more of it.

Hello Today 2015 Album

Hello Everyone, Pam here.  Happy New Year!!

I wonder how many of you intended to document 2015 in some way?

When I saw the fabulous Acetate Months sticker sheet that comes with the Hello Today collection from Kaisercraft, I wanted to make a month by month album for the whole of 2015. Now I must confess that I find it hard to make pages in advance of taking photos, so I have kept this album fairly simple. I envisage that I will use a lot of photos on the pages, since each double page spread should contain a month’s worth of events.

To make the album I used a Kaisercraft Recipe Album. This album is roughly A4 size, and made the construction of the pages straightforward.

So, here is a photo heavy post to show you the album, all ready for the photos to be inserted as the year passes. First, the cover:

P1160810_edited-2I gave the MDF cover a quick sanding, then painted it with a couple of coats of black acrylic paint, before adhering the patterned paper. Then I added a cluster of embellishments to decorate the front cover. I used some of my own die cuts together with some of the Collectable die cuts.

P1160811_edited-1TIP: I found the acetate Month stickers very tricky to manage. They can tear easily and are very sticky. I found the easiest way to use them was to cut them into smaller pieces-just one or two letters. That way you can handle them more easily and the joins are virtually invisible if you are careful.P1160830_edited-1

P1160813_edited-1 When I began the pages I started to add some random stamp effects and journalling spots, but as I went on I decided I would rather add these after I knew which photos I would be adding and how much I wanted to journal. So you will see that my later pages become much plainer. Basically, for each page I stamped some borders, and added a cluster embellishment.P1160814_edited-1P1160815_edited-1 P1160816_edited-1

I will use these cut out circles for journalling:P1160817_edited-1Some pages are card stock cut into a 12″ x 9″, like the May pages:P1160818_edited-1

P1160819_edited-1Some pages are made from a 12″ x12″ piece of card stock folded at the 3″ point to form a pocket, like the page on the left hand side of the June spread. These pockets can be used to keep additional photos, memorabilia or journalling in. The pocket flaps have all been covered in patterned paper:P1160820_edited-1

I used a some plain cardstock die cuts throughout the album-the cogs, the doily and the arrows. I also used some of the stamps from the Hello Today clear stamp set for page borders:P1160821_edited-1I used black, white and kraft coloured card stock for these pages throughout. These coordinate beautifully with the paper collection.P1160822_edited-1Each page has a monthly calendar cut from the Mod paper in the collection:P1160823_edited-1 P1160824_edited-1P1160825_edited-1 P1160826_edited-1

The white stamping has been done by spreading a thin smear of white gesso onto a craft sheet, and using this as a stamp pad:

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So that’s it! Now I have an album all ready to document 2015.

If you think you might like to document 2015 why not take a look at the Kaisercraft Calendar – what a cool way to scrapbook your year!

Pam

A Tea at Elsie’s Journal

As soon as I saw the Kaisercraft Beyond-the-Page Journal I thought what a wonderful “book of lists” it could make. So recently I finally got around to creating a Tea at Elsie’s themed Journal of my own.

The Kaisercraft Beyond-the-Page Journal (SB2071) comes with front and back covers made from MDF and 100 lined pages. The front cover features a stem and leaf design although, as you’ll see below, I chose to modify it a little when I made mine.

I started by covering the inside of the back cover with the Peppermint paper (P500) from the Tea at Elsie’s Collection and the outside of the back cover with the reverse side of the same paper finished with a couple of strips from the Ceylon paper (P499).

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Kaisercraft JournalI then covered the outside of the front cover with the reverse of the Ceylon paper and cut out two of the leaves and the stem from the cutout design. After that I covered the inside of the front cover with the Peppermint paper although I didn’t cut out any of the leaf shapes. For the design on the front I cut out several flowers and leaves from Chamomile paper (P496), coated them with Crystal Lacquer and arranged them at the top of the stem. I also cut out a single leaf shape which I coated in Crystal Lacquer and arranged it alongside the stem to give a deeper, more dimensional effect to the flower design on the front. I also filled the “embossed” leaves with Crystal Lacquer to add a little more sparkle.

Along the side of the front cover I added some strips from the Ceylon paper and some more cut out and lacquered flowers from the Chamomile paper. I then finished the front with some Latte Pearl Strips (PL505) and Latte Pearls (SB715), some lettering from the White and Black Mini Alphas (MA502) and, on the inside front cover, I added a journal block using the reverse of the Peppermint paper and some more lacquered flowers.

I finished the edges of the Journal by lightly colouring them using a Kaisercraft Sandstone Ink Pad (IP710) and used some Kaisercraft Stone coloured Book Rings (M017) to complete the journal.

I now have a beautiful and very useful “book of lists” to take pride of place on my desk.