Hello Love with Primavera

Hello, Karen here with my second layout using the stunning Premavera range from ScrapBoys. This range is perfect to use for any page that requires a soft delicate touch – like this one of my puppy Darcey!

I started by trimming .5 inch from Paper 03 and cutting it in half horizontally. I then stuck it onto a piece of Snow Weave Kaisercard, with the pattern across the centre of the page. I used the Stonewall 6×6 Designer Stencil and some crackle texture paste to add some interest to the top left and bottom right of my page – absolutely love the effect this has on the page.

To cover the join I added some flowers fussy cut from Paper 04 to each side of my page.

Next I cut one of the circle frames from Paper 05, removing the centre also. In addition, I cut two small circle frames from Paper 06. These were added diagonally to my page.

I used Decorative Die Textured Criss Cross and some scraps from Paper 05 to cut two pieces which I placed overlapping the top of my centre strip on the left and the bottom of my centre strip on the right.

My title was die cut from a scrap of Paper 05.

Finally I embellished my page with some Champagne Pearls.

Another page, using the Premavera range, that I am delighted with!

Karen

We Just Knew We Were Having Fun with Native Breeze

Hello, Karen here with my first layout using Native Breeze from Kaisercraft.  Now I was a little unsure of this paper range as I thought I would struggle as it is very ‘Australian’ but no – it was a ‘breeze’ (see what I did there) to work with and I was able to make pages that I was really happy with.
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I started by spending a happy afternoon cutting all the flowers from two sheets of Wattle Flower, one sheet of Banksia Bouquet and the corresponding paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.  I then had plenty of flowers for my layout with some to spare.

I cut a piece of  the remaining Wattle Flower to six inches tall and added it to the centre of a piece of Ink Weave Kaisercard. next I added a 4 in piece of Pink Protea (mustard side showing) and finally to the centre of this added a 3 in piece of Flowering.  I finished this central strip with rows of stitching to the top and bottom of both the Wattle Flower and Pink Protea.   My 3in x 4in photo was placed centrally onto this.

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The flowers cut from Wattle Flower were added to the top left and bottom right of my cardstock with the straight edges aligning to the corners of the page.  I then extended my clusters across the page using some of the flowers I had fussy cut from Banksia Bouquet and the corresponding paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and some leaves and flowers form the Collectables Pack.

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Note – the rectangle of paper with hexagons is not from this range but I was using it to decide on my photo size and placement

I added two parrots from the Collectables Pack to the top right and bottom left of my central strips of paper and finished by using the wording from the bottom of the sheet of Pink Protea as my title.

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I think that the vibrant pinks and yellows of this range look gorgeous against a black background.

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Specially For You with Flowers Story

Hello, Karen here with my second layout using ScrapBoys Flowers Story range plus one sheet from Victorian Home, also from ScrapBoys.  I was really pleased with how the two ranges worked so well together, with the pink and blue butterflies from Victorian Home perfectly complimenting the orange and brown ones from the Flowers Story papers.

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For this layout I started with a piece of Coal Weave Kaisercard and onto this I added a piece of Paper 02 which I had trimmed 1/8 in from each side.  I then added a 9 in square of Paper 04, black and white side showing, adding texture paste through the Distressed Dots Stencil at the bottom left and top right of my page.

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From the Paper 06 I cut a large frame and the bird and rose centres from two of the other large frames. These were mounted onto a piece of Oatmeal Weave Kaisercard .  I added the frame to the centre of my page, the bird below that to the right and the rose above to the left.

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Next I decided to add some butterflies to the top left and bottom right of my layout using more texture paste  and a butterfly mini stencil.

After adding my photo to the centre frame I cut four large butterflies from Paper 07 and all the pink and blue butterflies from Victorian Home Paper 07.

I added these, giving the appearance that they were flying from the bottom right to the top left of my page.

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To finish my page I added the title ‘Specially for You’ which was on one of the manufacturer’s strips , some journalling on a scrap of Coal Weave Kaisercard and dotted some Bronze Rhinestones and white pearls in with the butterflies.

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Karen

Easy Peasy Mini Album with Crafternoon

Hello, Karen here with my second project using Kaisercraft’s Crafternoon collection.  On my last project I focussed on using the elements from the range that related to sewing and for my mini-album I am focussing on using the elements that relate to scrapbooking.

I decided to make a mini-album to showcase some of my favourite layouts and wanted to make it as quickly and easily as possible.  After going through my stash I found some 4 x 4 greetings cards and decided these would be perfect for my little project.

I have made an instructional video showing how easy it is to make this little book which would be perfect for so many other themes rather than just a mini scrapbook.

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For my front cover I used Snow and Lemonade weave cardstock, the reverse of Decoupage 12  x 12 paper, a 2in x 2in phrase from DIY paper and two phrases from the corresponding page in the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

To cover my pages I have mostly used papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad but have supplemented these with squares cut from Cut and Paste, DIY  and Measured. To decorate my book I have used stickers from the Sticker Book the Collectables pack and elements cut from both the DIY  paper and the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad . 

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I hope I have inspired you to give this little mini-album a go!  I was so inspired by the possibilities available with this very pretty range that I have already made my third project and am planning more with the bits and bobs I have left over.

Karen

 

Brag Book

Hello,

Karen here with my second project using the Morning Dew collection.  For this project I have made a little brag book with photos of my daughter Gracia’s engagement which happened when she was on holiday in Italy.  Be warned there are lots of photos :0)

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For this project I used Kaisercraft Snow Weave Cardstock , Tranquil paper, 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad, Sticker Book and Collectables.

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I used the  Snow Weave Cardstock to make a simple concertina brag book – instructions for a similar ones can be found on this Pinterest  search – and the tags to go between the pages.

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Once made I used the Tranquil paper to cover the inside and outside of the book covers.  I then used the  6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad, to cover the inside pages.

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I added the photos and embellished each page with stickers from the Sticker Book and Collectables.

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This is such a quick project I was able to make it in time for her return from holiday and gave it to her to keep in her handbag to show off her beautiful ring and all the other lovely photos.

Karen xxx

You Fill My Life With Happiness with With Love

Hello, Karen here with my final project using the absolutely beautiful With Love collection.  I wanted to use the gorgeous gold foiled butterflies from the All My Love paper and thought it would be fun to have them ‘bursting’ out from the top of my page.

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For this layout I have used All My Love, Someone Special, Thinking of You and Hugs and Kisses papers, Snow Weave cardstock, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables Mounting Foam dots and Blush Pearls. 

I started by cutting .5 in from the top and one side of the Thinking of You paper and cutting a 5 in  slit, 5.75 from the left of this paper.  Next I cut a 6 x 11.5 in piece of Someone Special paper and adhered it to the top of my Snow Weave cardstock leaving a .25in border at the top and both sides.

I stuck the Thinking of You  paper on top of this and folded back each side of the slit to reveal the Someone Special paper beneath.  I added a small staple to the top left and right of this paper to hold it in place and used Mounting Foam dots to secure the folded pieces down.

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After cutting all the butterflies from the All My Love and the corresponding paper from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, I arranged them under the folded back paper so that they appeared to be ‘bursting’ out.

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Next I cut one of the square frames from Hugs and Kisses  and added it centrally at the bottom of my page. My photo was added to this, on Mounting Foam dots which I placed about .5inch in from the edge of my photo.   I then added a row of fussy cut butterflies to the bottom of my page.

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I embellished my photo with a scalloped border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, and a row of butterflies from the Collectables pack.  Finally I created two clusters using elements from both the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and Collectables pack, adding two fussy cut butterflies for continuity.  The final flurish was to add Blush Pearls to the embellishments above my photo.
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I have loved using this collection and also used it for a challenge layout at a recent retreat, which I won a prize for!

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Exploding Box with Rosabella

Hello,
Karen here with my last project using the beautiful Rosabella collection. I have made a hexagonal exploding box and am thrilled with the results.  Be warned this post is very photo heavy.

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For this project I have used Coal cardstock (4 sheets),  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Collectables, Clear Stamps, Wooden Flourishes, Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves, Kaiserink Pad – Licorice and paper blooms in Black and Dusty Pink.

I cut my box from Coal cardstock on my Silhouette from a design I had made several years ago but there is a tutorial for making a similar box here.  Once I had made my box I and lid I used papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to cover the top of the lid, base of the bottom and the pages.

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I then used some more pages from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to stamp the lace pattern from the Clear Stamps set, using Kaiserink Pad – Licorice , and used these to cover the sides of my lid.IMG_5905

I decorated my pages with tags and sentiments from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and flowers from the Collectables pack.
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I used the Clear Stamps and Kaiserink Pad – Licorice  to stamp some butterflies and added them on strips of acetate to the bottom of my box and then decorated with Black and Dusty Pink paper blooms, I used the Decorative Die – Rose and Leaves to cut leaves from 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and tucked these around the flowers .

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Finally, I used more die cut leaves and Black and Dusty Pink paper blooms to decorate the top of the lid adding Wooden Flourishes to finish off.

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I loved making this and am going to add photos of my daughter as a Mother’s Day present for my mother-in-law.

See you again next month

Karen x

When in Rome with Lets Go

Hello,

Karen here with the second of my projects using the Lets Go Kaisercraft collection. For this scrapbook page I have featured the Arrows 6 x 6 Designer Stencil and the Buildings Decorative Die. 

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I started with a piece of Denim weave 12 x 12.  I then gutted a 2.5 in border from Carry On paper and adhered this to the card – blue and white spot side showing.

Next I cut a piece of Road Map 10 ins square an added to the bottom right of my page with a piece of Sightseeing cut to a 9.75 square on top of this.

Next I tried to do something which was a disaster but turned out really well in the end!  I placed the Arrows 6 x 6 Designer Stencil onto the top left corner of my page, masked off all but one corner of the stencil and sprayed black Kaisermist Spray through it. Unfortunately, this didn’t work how I wanted it to as the spray bled under the stencil and made a splodgy mess!  I retrieved the situation by grabbing some course texture paste and spreading this through the stencil before I removed it.  I was thrilled with the result as it now had a similar look to the buildings featured in the photo I was going to use.When in Rome 3

I repeated the process at the bottom right of my page.

I cut four sets of buildings using the Buildings Decorative Die from Vanilla cardstock and backed these with scraps cut from the Road Map  paper which made the windows of the buildings stand out. I added these to the Top right and bottom left of my page.

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I added my photo and clustered some pieces cut from Souvenirs paper and Collectables on the right of my photo.

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Underneath the photo I added a border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and a flimstrip from the Acetate sheet with a camera from the Collectables pack.  A sticker from the sticker sheet was added underneath this.

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The final step was to add my title using Ebony alphas and some black pearls  finishing off with Black Paper Blooms and some Black Mini Paper Blooms together with some leaves cut from the remaining piece of Carry On paper placed at the top left and bottom right of my page.

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I was really happy with how my ‘disaster’ turned into a ‘triumph!

It’s a Big World Out There with Let’s Go

Hello,

Karen here with the first of my December (where has the year gone to?) projects using Let’s Go.

Daring Adventure

I started my page by cutting a piece of Flights 11.5ins wide and 4 ins deep and adhered this to a piece of Licorice card.  I then cut a piece of  11.5 ins wide and 8 ins deep.  I added this to my card leaving a .25 border at the bottom and both sides and overlapping the Flights slightly.  I used the suitcase border from the sticker sheet to hide the join.

Daring adv enture 4This range has a really usable acetate sheet which I have used on this page. To start with I cut apart the 3 x 4 pieces and used two over photographs and the third as my title.  I arranged the photos at an angle either side of my title.

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I used the 6 x 4 piece, with the suitcase on, for a journaling block and used a permanent pen to write on it.  I also added the suitcases from the Collectables Pack.

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I then embellished my page with Collectables and tickets cut from Souvenirs paper.  I also cut the ‘Explore’ tag from the Bag Tags paper.

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Finally I added ‘Life Is Either A Daring Adventure …’ from the sticker sheet and some words from Celebrate Tape.

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I then went on to make another page as I loved the elements on the Acetate sheet so much.

Always Keep Room

For this page I used Chocolate card as my base – gutting a piece large enough to use as a photo mount. I then took a piece of Street Signs and cut .25in from the top and one side.  I adhered this to the Chocolate card with the blue side showing.  Next I cut .5in from the top and right of Cities paper.  Using a craft knife and the ‘sunburst’ as a guide I cut sections from the Cities paper and cut away sections of the suitcases so that I was able to slide the acetate I wanted to use as a title under them.  I added this to the Street Signs paper.

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I used the star border from the sticker sheet and Union Flag border from the Souvenirs paper.  After adding my photograph I placed a piece of the buildings sticker border from the sticker sheet and added a cluster of embellishments to the bottom right of my photo – these were taken from the Collectables pack, Sticker sheet and 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pack.

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I hope I have inspired you to want to try using acetate on your projects.

Christmas Banner with First Noel

Hello –

Karen here with my final, and by far my favourite, project from this month’s First Noel collection, a Christmas Banner.

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I used a pre-cut Kraft banner as my base but it would really easy to make your own from Kraft card.

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I started each pennant by adding a slightly smaller piece of paper to the front.  The papers were from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and I also used a small piece of the foiled side of Evergreen.

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I then punched a 2.5 inch circle from a selection of papers from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.  I adhered these to the back of my doilies (from my own supplies) and placed that at the centre top of my pennants .

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Now came the fun part!  Adding pieces cut from Wrapped, Hark, Evergreen and Calm.  I also used elements from the Sticker Sheet6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and Collectables Pack adding Deep Yellow rhinestones as lights to my trees.

This was such a quick and enjoyable project to make – one that I left out in my Kitchen and just added bits to whilst making dinner one evening.

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I hope my photos do this gorgeous paper range justice and you can see the lovely shiny gold accents.

I will be back again next month and until then hope you have a scrapalicious time xxx