On Top Of The World with G45 Imagine

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my second project using the very quirky and beautiful Imagine from Graphic 45.

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Graphic 45 and  Kaisercraft collections, very often lend themselves to fussy cutting and this one is no exception. I decided to used the blue colours this time.

I took two separate papers, Up Up and Away and Create Yourself, ripped across the butterfly paper  ( create yourself ) and then added a strip of the Up Up and Away and placed behind the ripped piece. With the paper left from Up Up and Away I  decided I wanted to make a flower embellishment. First off I cut  1/4 inch wide strips out .

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Next I folded them in half end to end then folded each end into the middle and adhered them to make loops. I then adhered the loops on top of each other to form a flower. To finish off I placed a button in the middle.IMG_3753

I fussy cut balloons from the back of the Create Yourself paper ( I had two pieces of this )

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I mounted my photo on to a piece of blue card I had in my stash and then added some border from the 8×8 pad .

Across the bottom of the layout I added a strip of stamps from the Adventure Beckons paper.

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I placed my photo on the left of the layout then added the fussy cut balloons which were mounted on to foam tape. 

Finally I added some gorgeous steampunk type metal cogs and after cutting my papers down mounted onto black card. I also added some black gel dots in each corner with a Black Gel Pen.

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I enjoyed making this layout  and hope you are inspired !

~Denise~

Two Silent Night Christmas cards

Hi all

Today I have the pleasure in sharing my two Christmas cards made with the Silent Night Kaisercraft collection.

imageI have to tell you that choosing two cards to showcase this collection was not easy.. what was easy was making cards with this gorgeous collection. There are so many beautiful, traditional images to use to create an abundance of cards!

Finally, having easily made a few cards to choose from,  I settled on these two cards, the first of which is this one which I call  ‘Four Santas’. Using the 6.5 x 6.5″ paper pad. I mounted the Kraft striped page on Scarlet Weave Kaisercraft cardstock. I then cut the music paper from the pad and added that to more scarlet CS. I also took the large Santa topper from the Family Time paper from the collection. I used three more Santas from the ‘postage stamp’ santa sheet from the pad and also mounted them all on more scarlet CS.

imageI took some cream crinkled lace from my stash and mounted the three Santa stamps and the large topper over the lace. I also used Tim Holtz Pine Twine to tuck behind the topper and added a heat embossed wood flourish bauble from the Wood Flourish pack-Joy.

I then used the Silent Night Stamp set to stamp the wreath. I heat embossed it using red glitter embossing powder and coloured it in using the Kaisercraft Gel Metallic and Glitter pens. (at under £1 per pen these are this seasons MUST have item!)  I then highlighted the bow and some berries with some Stickles.

imageI finished off the corners with some red rhinestones and  mounted ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment from the pad.

imageFor my second card, that I call ‘Jolly Holly’ I took the red brick paper from the 6.5 x 6.5″ paper pad and mounted it on Stone Weave card and Cherry Weave card to form a tent fold. I added a strip of decorative Holly Garland border to the top of the card and added a square of Script paper from the pad.

I then mounted the topper from the Family Time paper which I had mounted on the red embossed paper from the 6″ pad.  I mounted this on foam pads and tucked the large red holly leaf from the Silent Night Collectables Pack. I then fussy cut several holly leaves from the pad and added red pearl drops to the berries. At the bottom I added a large mistletoe collectable and coloured the berries with clear stickles. I then added another ‘postage stamp’ from the pad and added a few extra berries with a final flourish of fussy cut holly leaves.

imageFinally I added   the Holly Jolly sentiment from the pad that I inked with the Red Gum ink pad and mounted it on a small scrap of paper from the pad too.

imageSo that’s it for today.. I hope it’s inspired you to get this lovely collection to make all the cards you could need for this festive season.

Elaine

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Silly Selfies! with Fly Free

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with my last layout using the vibrant Fly Free collection from Kaisercraft. I’ve had a lot of fun with this paper pack and accessories and this time I’ve focused on the Collectables and the fabulous new gel & sparkle pens.IMG_0939 smallSo, I began with a sheet of Coconut Kaisercard, an absolute staple, and added a strip of Gal Pal from the paper pack measuring 13 x 29 cm which I faux stitched with a black glitter pen, to the left hand side. You can see the shimmer in the photo below, they are delicious!.

IMG_0922 smallMy photo’s were printed as a photo-strip using an app on my phone called Mphotobooth but you could always use small photos and mount them onto white card. I added a matt of Coconut Kaisercard and “stitched” this edge too.

IMG_0943 smallOnce placed onto the Gal Pal, I added other strips of paper  15 x 4 cm from the paper pack to the right. I doodled around the inside and outside edges of these using a combination of patterns using the fabulous pens in a variety of colours. To be honest, photographs do not do them any justice – trust me!

IMG_0925 smallThere are some lovely elements in the Collectables and I found these banners with fun sentiments which, after more “stitching” I added to the strips, raised using mounting tape.

IMG_0942 smallI trimmed a couple of flowers from the Collectables too and stuck them top and bottom, followed by some beautiful butterflies which have been shaped with wings raised using the mounting tape too. A little sparkle was added with the glitter pens.

IMG_0944 smallThe Collectables pack has lots of gorgeous butterflies so more were added to the left of the photo too.

IMG_0940 smallAnd of course beautiful blooms and leaves which I shaped and placed along the bottom.

IMG_0941 smallTo finish I ran another line of “stitching” all around the edge of the page and a copious amount of Hot Pink Rhinestones.

Thank-you for taking the time to read – lots more exciting things to come next month so don’t forget to check back in a couple of days!

Until then, take care,

~ Linda ~

Fly Free – Birthday Girl

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with the stunning Fly Free by Kaisercraft this month. Although not a new collection, this one is perfect for some summer sunshine and holiday photographs with its beautiful vibrant colours and patterns. I will be using the papers from the Fly Free 12 x12 Paper Pack.

IMG_0807 smallThis paper pack also has a fabulous sticker sheet which I wanted to focus on so I began by creating a frame using the many phrases & words and some Coconut Kaisercard.

sticker-sheet-fly-free-collectionWith a little trimming they fit perfectly, measuring approximately 14.5 x 17 cm.

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I also wanted to use the beautiful rose border so created another frame, approximately 18.5 x 21 cm,  adding them to left edge less 3 blooms. To the right I added the leave border, cut to size.

IMG_0791 smallMy photograph is 9 x 12 cm, layered onto Partner paper from the Paper Pack. I inked the edges with Distress ink – Seedless Preserves.

The larger frame above was taken from the centre of a piece of Coconut Kaisercard which I gutted to 3 cm from edge, to this I added a piece of BF measuring 28 cm square and a piece of Friend 21 x 24 cm. Both of these have been distressed around the edge using a Tim Holtz tool.

IMG_0812 smallBack to the sticker sheet and those beautiful butterflies. I wanted them raised from the page so added a piece of scrap paper behind and “de-tacked” (technical term) the edges 🙂 shaped with a Bone folder and added with mounting foam tape along the leaf border edge.

IMG_0808 smallI recently treated myself to the lovely Large Flourish dies so cut these from Coconut Kaisercard – an absolute staple for me – and added these bottom left. The lovely blooms above are from the Collectables pack, trimmed, shaped and raised on mounting foam tape, with a bow of crushed white ribbon. I fussy cut some of the leaves from QT from the paper pack and poked them underneath the edges.

IMG_0810 smallAt the top of this side I added a large butterfly from the Collectables, again shaped and raised.

IMG_0811 smallThe date disc above is another element from the Collectables to which I added the date and edged with stickles. The 3 roses I had left from the sticker sheet were trimmed and two added here along with the leaves too and one to the other border.

Finally a copious amount of Stickles in various colours and some Hot Pink Rhinestones to finish.

Thank-you for taking a look and don’t forget to check back during the week for more inspiration from the team.

Take care,

~ Linda ~

The Good Stuff with Finders Keepers

Hello everyone,

Denise here with another layout using the beautiful Finders Keepers Kaisercraft collection.

051I started by using Coconut Weave card as the base of my layout.

I’ve focused mainly on using lots of stickers from the sticker sheet which has an amazing variety on it and is really useful for embellishments on your layouts.

sticker-sheet-finders-keepers-collectionI layered some of the wording strips along the bottom – then used some of the other strips at the top and added another lacy one at  the bottom.

I took some of the Collectable paper, cut it into 1.5 inch strips and placed in the middle as a basis for my photo.

Next – some fussy cutting ! The one thing I love about Kaisercraft papers is that there is normally an option on one of  the papers in each collection for some fussy cutting. I am one of those people who finds it really relaxing and could sit and snip for hours!

So – the Curio paper was duly taken and snipped into flowers to layer around the photo which I adhered to the Collectable strips.

019I also took some of the tickets and other elements  from the sticker sheet, stuck them onto some odd card that I had then mounted some of them on to  foam tape to add dimension.

These and the flowers were layered around my photo.

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051 021This is  a lovely collection – so nice and spring like with bright colours. I hope you will check back soon for some more inspiration from the team.

~ Denise ~

 

Fresh Air & Sunshine – Coastal Escape

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with a final project using the gorgeous Coastal Escape by Kaisercraft.

Hope you all have had a lovely Easter!

IMG_0361 smallI began with Coconut Kaisercard this time, and cut “rays” of paper from Seagrass, Netting, Palms & Coral. The approximate measurements are shown below, there is a 1/4″ gap between and around.

IMG_0355 smallNext it was into the “Spray station” aka pizza box for a splattering of Turquoise KaiserMist.

IMG_0356 smallI love how versatile these are – remember they don’t have to be sprayed every time as you will see…………..

I then cut a strip from Discovery approximately 8 x 3 1/2″ and place @ 2″ from the bottom.

IMG_0362 smallA piece of burlap was cut 6 x 7″  (from a 6″ roll) and the stitched edges removed. My photograph is 3 1/2 x 4 1/2″ matted onto a lovely piece from the paper pad with starfish on. Once fixed to the burlap, I frayed the edges leaving a small border – this was then stuck in place bottom left @ 1″ in. I cut several fronds out using the Native flourish and also Daisy and coloured elements using Squeezed Lemonade and Turquoise KaiserMist and a brush – they paint beautifully and sparkle once dried. These were place top right and bottom left of the photo.

IMG_0363 smallLots of Collectables were added too along with punched circles from Coral, Shells (12×12 and the paper pad) & Seagrass. Dimension was created with mounting foam tape.

IMG_0364 smallThe threads removed from the burlap were tied into a knot and added to the layout to create more texture.

IMG_0365 smallAnd, of course, lots of pearls!

I hope you have enjoyed my Coastal Escapes, more from my fellow teamies to follow soon.

Until next time, take care,

~ Linda ~

 

 

 

Christmas Feast – Home for Christmas.

Hello Everyone,

Linda here with some festive cheer!

I had the pleasure of working with the fabulous Kaisercraft Home for Christmas Collection this month.

IMG_8933smallI began with some Cookie Kaisercard and inked around the edges with Black Soot Distress ink.  I then took Pinecones and cut the strip from the top which is like a news headline, this was inked and put to one side for later. Using the text lines as a guide I cut 2 x 6cm strips. Eggnog, Sugar Plum and Season were trimmed the same. The lengths have been cut as 29.5, 25.5, 21.5, 17.5 & 13.5 to give the gradient. They were then stuck down left to right. My photo’s are 6x8cm and placed 3.5cm from the bottom of each strip.

The Tree from the Christmas Quarters Stencil was then placed bottom right, masked with some low tack tape with Texture paste scraped over. Once dried I replaced the mask then dusted the top with some Mowed Lawn Distress ink. Mustard Seed for the star. Pearls were added (the smallest size) as Baubles from Pearl,  Red & Copper.

IMG_8934smallI also added some Stickers from The Seasons Greetings clear sticker sheet.

IMG_8936smallAt the bottom of each strip I added a sentiment from either the Sticker Sheet or the Collectables, plus a couple above too.  Mounting foam adds the dimension. The strip I retained at the beginning from Pinecones was added the to top of the page.

IMG_8935smallA banner from The Collectables was placed top left with some ribbon hanging underneath. To these I attached more stickers from the Sticker Sheet which were mounted onto some punched mirri card circles like baubles. A tiny bow added at the top of each too.

Pop back soon for another fabulous project by the Design Team.

Take Care,

~ Linda ~