Friends Forever – Boho Dreams

Hello everyone,

Linda here with my last layout using Boho Dreams by Kaisercraft for July.

IMG_1262 smallI began with Bohemian and tore some pieces away from the edge and down the side. These were lightly distressed using  a paper distresser. Behind these areas I added some Wander paper. My photo is 5 x 3 3/4″ mounted onto Denim Kaisercard with a small border, then onto a piece of Daydreamer 6 1/2 x 5 1/2″. I chose this section as the words worked with my layout. Next another border of Denim 7 x 8 1/2″ where I added a border with a Martha Stewart punch. Under the edge is a small piece of Feathers for contrast and the whole piece matted onto Avocado Kaisercard.

IMG_1265 smallLots of layers! Over the photo I added a couple of polaroid frames on foam tape. The words Smile (& #) plus Friends – Forever were cut from Daydreamer and added to the frames and above with more foam tape.

IMG_1263 smallLots of roses were cut from Wild, some tucked into the tears and some place around the matted frames.  Large flourishes were die-cut with Avocado Kaisercard and added under the photo matt.

IMG_1264 smallAll edges were inked with Faded Jeans Distress ink.

Don’t forget to check back later for more DT projects, until then, take care,

~ Linda ~

True Love – Always and Forever

Hello Everyone,

Linda here with another layout using the fabulous Always and Forever from Kaisercraft.

IMG_1018 smallI started with some Vanilla Kaisercard and one of my favourite Martha Stewart deep edge punches. This was layered onto Commitment which I gutted 2″ from the edge.

IMG_1021 smallMy photograph is 4×4″ square, matted with Licorice Kaisercard and Champagne Glitter card, and placed onto a 7″ square of Lovable, using the floral edge at the bottom and an 8″ square of Promise.

IMG_1020 smallI cut a doily from the Crochet gloss paper and tinted it with distress ink, then placed under the top right of the photo matts with a doily and sentiment from the Collectables.

IMG_1022 smallA lovely Lacey strip was added from the sticker sheet and a sentiment matted the same as my photo – this was raised on mounting foam tape.  Lots of beautiful roses were then cut from Eternal, shaped and raised on mounting foam tape, underneath my photograph. A sprinkling of Stickles to enhance.

IMG_1019 smallA smaller cluster was added top right of the photo. To finish I added gems to the outside punched edge, and some Sparklets to my photo matts.

Thank-you for taking the time to read, don’t forget to check back later for more beautiful pages from the DT.

Until then, take care,

~ Linda ~

 

Love is – Always and Forever

Hello Everyone,

Linda here with a card this time.

The Collectables with the Always and Forever  Kaisercraft collection have the most beautiful roses which cried out to be layered up and I decided to focus on these for my project.

IMG_1023 smallThe card base is 7 1/2″ square and I began with a piece of Commitment  7 1/4″ to leave a small border. Lovable was trimmed to 6×6″ and matted onto Coconut Kaisercard again with a small border. I  added a strip of lace from Sticker sheet across the middle and a doily  and sentiment from the Collectables. This was raised with some mounting foam tape.

IMG_1025 smallI cut a doily from the Collectables in half and placed bottom right and top left.

Next came lots of the roses which I have shaped and added with layers of mounting foam tape, plus a liberal amount of Stickles. Plus a love letter, also from the Collectables.

IMG_1024 smallBut, then I decided to change tack, I added 2 small black ad white photos of my husband and I and another smaller doily from the Collectables, put it in a frame and now it’s on my wall!

IMG_1031 smallCheck back later for more inspiration from the team, until then, take care,

~ Linda ~

 

 

 

Truly Madly Deeply – Always and Forever

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with a layout using the beautiful Always and Forever by Kaisercraft. Is it just me or do you all want to sing the song now? (Must be my age lol!)

Anyway, I wanted to focus on the stamp set this time as it has the most beautiful rose image.

IMG_1012 smallI began with a sheet of Kaisercard in vanilla and stamped the bottom right corner with “always and forever” (singing again!” in black archival ink using the stamp set, plus “xo” around the edge. (XO = hugs and kisses in case you were unsure not OXO cubes 🙂 )

On a piece of smooth white card, I stamped “you + me” plus the rose six times. I tinted the words with Antique Linen Distress ink and trimmed, the roses were coloured with Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Dried Marigold, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss – blended together with a water brush. I left these aside to dry.

IMG_1013 smallOnto the papers now, I cut Romance 8×6″ and matted with 1/4″ border onto Kaisercard Licorice. Have you seen the stunning glitter card? Wow! I cut a piece of Champagne 6×6″ and backed it with Licorice also – in fact everything has been! Then a piece of Admire 5×6″. My photo is 4×4″.

IMG_1014 smallI cut two roses out in full, then just the bud and finally one petal, these were layered using mounting foam. I also cut extra leaves, one set to layer and one to embellish.

IMG_1016 smallA quick spritz of Antique Gold Kaisermist diagonally onto the Vanilla base, then I was ready to place all the layers. You can see they have been overlapped in blocks – I love the black borders as they separate and define the beautiful papers.

Truly Madly Deeply is from the Sticker sheet and I had to have more bling, so layered this and the “you + me” I’d stamped onto the Champagne and also Licorice, then theses were raised on mounting foam and placed onto the page to “anchor” down the roses and extra leaves.

Finally a touch of glitter pen to the rose petal and a couple of Coral Sparklets and I was done.

Thank-you for taking the time to read this, check back later for more inspiration from the DT.

Until then, take care,

~Linda~

 

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 ~

Picture Perfect with Finders Keepers

 

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with another layout using the beautiful Finders Keepers Collection from Kaisercraft.

IMG_0494 small useThis time I focused on the beautiful sticker sheet as below, isn’t it fabulous!

sticker-sheet-finders-keepers-collectionI began with a sheet of Coconut Kaisercard and added a 3 1/2″ strip of Curio with the stripes vertical and a 3 1/2″ strip of Cherry Kaisercard beneath. These were joined using a cut off strip from Snapshot. Below these another row of cameras from Snapshot. All edges have been inked using Festive Berries Distress Ink & a Mini Blending tool – these are brilliant!

Untitled-Duplicated-01 smallNext I added my photo 4 x 5″ on a matt of Snapshot (the reverse side) and on to the gorgeous stickers. I wanted some definition so stuck some scrap paper to the reverse of the large floral spray and some mounting foam tape for height – this was placed just below my photo.

IMG_0498 smallThe red lace border was placed along the top edge, along with part of a line of sentiments, they don’t have to be used all together. A couple of elements from the Collectables were added to the left of my photo too with some crystals.

IMG_0497 smallThe blue lace border along the bottom with the rest of the phrase. I also added one of the rectangular word stickers above the camera border.

IMG_0504 smallTickets were added to the right, also on foam tape for height.

Finally, lost of Lippy Red and Ice Blue Rhinestones and stickles – you can’t  have a layout with sparkles – it’s the law! 🙂

There are still lots of stickers left over for more layouts too – great value!

Thank-you for taking the time to read my post, I hope you have enjoyed my journey. Check back soon for more inspiration from the team, until then, take care,

~ Linda ~

Blossoms 2015 – Finders Keepers

 

Hello Everyone,

Linda here with a layout using the fabulous new Finders Keepers collection from Kaisercraft which is perfect for the spring.

IMG_0472 smallMy page began with Ticket Gloss a specialist paper which, as the name suggests, is glossed – unfortunately its not clear in photos – and some Red Kaisermist.  There are lots of ways to use the mist, this month I spritzed the page. Holding your hand approximately 10″ above the paper (in your specialised mist station – aka pizza delivery box) and sweep across the area you want coloured.

IMG_0445 smallI then took the lid off and used the ink on the tube to splat by tapping the top.  You can leave it to dry naturally or use a heat gun to speed things up.

IMG_0449 smallI then cut a piece from Admit One 12 x 5 1/2″. cut around the tab and bottom of the flower on Ticket Gloss and slid  it underneath.  Next a piece 3 x 6″ of Treat was added to the right, followed by one row of camera’s from Snapshot right across the page.

IMG_0474 smallMy photo was trimmed to 4×4″ and matted with layers of Cherry Weave and Buttercup Kaisercard. This was added at an angle towards the left side.

I found a great phrase on Medley (do what you love) and matted it in the same way as my photo, then placed bottom right overlapping the picture.

Next a little stamping using the Scalloped Lace stamp, some black ink and the Treasures paper, you can create a length as long as you wish as it joins perfectly. I trimmed the edge and added along the bottom and top left of the Admit one paper.

IMG_0473 smallBlooms were cut from Curio the layered up bottom left of the photo. Don’t worry if the sprays are not repeated, just add a layer of a similar flower as you can above, it looks fine. I’ve used mounting tape for height.

I also added some of the Collectables – the tickets and floral spray to the right of the picture.

IMG_0475 smallLastly, a strip of words from the Sticker Sheet along the edge of the lace (above) and  copious amount of gems in Lippy Red and Ice Blue.

Thank-you for taking the time to read this, check back later in the week for more lovely pages from the Design Team.

Until then, take care,

~ Linda ~

 

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 ~

 

 

 

You’re Great – #Me

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with a layout made with the fabulous #Me Collection from Kaisercraft.

IMG_9916 smallI began with a sheet of Coconut Kaisercard and gutted the centre 2″ from the edge, followed by a piece of Brey Kaisercard which has been edge with a Martha Stewart Punch-around-the-page, deep edge. Once done I gutted the centre 3″ from the white edge. A frame of Licorice Kaisercard was last, measuring 8 3/4″ square and gutted to 1″.

IMG_9911 smallLots of gutting there but it saves cardstock and makes the pages lighter. Next came a square cut from Goals keeping the floral pattern on the left. Faux stitching was added to the edge with a Black Micron Pen.

IMG_9912 smallMy photograph was trimmed to 3 x 6″ and mounted onto the left over Licorice Kaisercard, along with a piece from the reverse of Goals (grid) and a message cut from Encourage which I raised on mounting foam. Tabs were added from the Sticker Sheet top right and bottom left.

IMG_9913 smallI made the flowers using Burlap ribbon and a Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die. I shaped them the same way as I did roses previously and included a layer of white mesh. The smaller blooms have a button stitched through and the whole thing is glued together.

IMG_9914 smallOnce in place, I added some foliage cut with another Sizzix die, made some smaller roses with paper from The Paper Pad and punched some daisies and leaves. I used the cut-off strip from goals to add a row of hearts too. Then, back to the Micron Pen and a White Gel Pen to add stitching to the foliage. Lastly, some Black Rhinestones dotted around to add flower centres and accents.

Check back later for more inspiration from the team, until then,

Take care

~ Linda ~

Life is Precious – #Me

 

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with another layout using the beautiful #Me from Kaisercraft.

IMG_9941 smallI began by gutting a sheet of Licorice Kaisercard to 1″ from the edge, then trimmed Notes die-cut paper to create a small border.

IMG_9930 smallWith the leftover piece of Licorice Kaisercard, I cut to 4×6″ and embossed this and the smaller piece with Doodles folder. It gives such a beautifully crisp image!

IMG_9931 smallWith a small piece of cut-n-dry foam and white paint, I skimmed the surface to create a chalk board effect.  I added these together in a long strip to the left of the page.

IMG_9933 smallA sheet from the paper pad was inked and placed at an angle to the right and another to mat my photograph on to. This is 4×5″ with a small border using Brey Kaisercard.  These lovely banners and arrow are also from the pad, they are die-cuts at the back. I’ve raised them on mounting foam.  To disguise the join in the embossed pieces, I added a border from the sticker sheet and continued it across the whole page, plus more of the Burlap roll which I trimmed and frayed.

IMG_9936 smallMy flowers were punched with another sheet from the paper pad along with the large foliage. These were placed bottom left of my photograph once I had added faux stitching with a Black Micron pen. I used the threads pulled from the Burlap to tuck under the flowers and knot the buttons, then added some small white leaves to complete it.

Finally some stickers from the sticker sheet and Black Rhinestones, et voila – done.

I can’t wait to show you what I have to play with next – it’s soooooooo beautful!

Until then, take care,

~ Linda ~