Grateful for – My Year, My Story

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with another page using My Year, My Story Collection from Kaisercraft.

IMG_9890 smallI had lots of fun with this page and used papers mainly from the Paper Pad which is 6×8″ in this release. It’s got lots of thermographic papers in which are white and perfect for inking.

IMG_9893 smallI chose the sentiment above and added rough circles using Distress Inks in Evergreen Bough, Spiced Marmalade and Squeezed Lemonade – the Mini Ink Blending tool is perfect for this.

Once happy, I added to the centre of a sheet of Kaisercard in Coconut – my favourite as its so versatile. My photographs were created using an app on my phone called Snap Collage which I then trimmed into two pieces which were added top right and bottom left.

IMG_9892 smallNext a variety of papers from the Paper Pad, chosen to coordinate, and cut into squares measuring 6.5cm, the same as the larger photograph. These were then inked and placed around the central square randomly and overlapping. The journalling panel was on one of the 6×8″ papers along with the camera.

IMG_9895 smallOnce in place I added various stickers from The Sticker Sheet and The Months Sticker Sheet, plus Black & White Captured Moments Stickers.

IMG_9894 smallI created the date with the clear stamps from the set. Finally a Black Micron Pen was used to faux stitch all the edges and around the stickers for definition. Oh My! I’ve just realised there isn’t any sparkle on this page – I must be slipping!

I hope January has been good to you, I can’t believe it’s almost gone already! Do check back for more lovely projects, til then,

Take care,

~ Linda~

My Year, My Story – In Print.

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with another layout featuring the versatile My Year, My Story Collection from Kaisercraft.IMG_9873 smallThis one uses the D-ring multi pockets available for 12×12″ albums. This is a great place to start if you have not scrapped before as you work in smaller sizes which can be less daunting.

My tip would be to cut and add pieces to the pockets before starting, example below, as this allows you to get an idea of how the finished project will look.

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I began by placing 4 6×4″ photographs, then, starting in the top right, chose elements from the Cactus paper, flowing into Shine bottom left (left hand page).

IMG_9874 smallI moved and replaced elements until I was happy then inked with Mowed Lawn and Fossilized Amber. Words, pictures and shapes from the Collectables were then added along with some raffia, ribbon and thread from my collection.

IMG_9875 smallI then repeated the process on the right hand page merging papers from Lilac into Raspberry. The edges on this side were inked with Seedless Preserve and Picked Raspberry.

The leftover papers were then punched with a variety of Martha Stewart and Stampin’ Up punches, starting with the smallest in shades of green, into the yellows, then purple – Kaisercard lilac – then pink and the largest size – to create a swathe across the double page.

Gems were added as bodies on the butterflies.

IMG_9882 smallPieces were also added from Allsorts and the Sticker sheet – I love the way all the bits come together so well.IMG_9881 smallHope you enjoyed my post on creating a double Pocket Page layout.

Linda xx

My Year, My Story – March Birthday.


Hi Everyone, Happy New Year!

I’ve had the pleasure of playing with Kaisercraft’s My Year, My Story collection this month, the colours are beautiful and fresh – a joy to use.

I chose to these photos of my daughters birthday last year so began with the calendar section from Lilac. Six of the papers have these calendars on them so with the Paper Collection you could easily create a complete year.
IMG_9840 smallThe matching stamp set has a complete set of numbers so job number 1 was to add these for last March 2015.

IMG_9837 smallThe sticker sheet has the months so March was added to the top along with “2015” stamped. I then cut elements from Minty and Raspberry, roughly arranging them onto a piece of Coconut Kaisercard.

IMG_9838 smallI inked all the edges with either Black Soot or Seedless Preserve Distress inks, matted the photographs onto Lilac Weave Kaisercard, and began sticking them down with a tape pen.

IMG_9843 smallElements from the Collectables were then added – you can see that I placed on over my original stamped date here, so, I just re-stamped it 🙂   I used a  round sticker from the Sticker Sheet to add “birthday” to the 9th and then die cut a scribble from a Sizzix set (trimmed out the middle) to look like I had circled the date.

IMG_9845 smallI also decided to add the word “Hello” from the stamp set so placed it after the papers were stuck in place. Another sticker was added here too.  Tabs are from The Captured Moments range – pocket stickers in Black.

IMG_9842 smallThe thin strips are the cut-offs from the 12×12″ sheets to which I added banners from the Collectables, along with the “just perfect” banner, message, hearts and camera die-cuts.

IMG_9844 smallFinally some gems – I just can’t do a layout without them! – Lippy Red.

Check back later in the week for some more inspiration from the DT, until then,

Take care,

~ Linda ~




Let the sea set you free – Sail Away

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with another layout using the delicious Sail Away collection from Kaisercraft.

I began with Anchor and gutted out the centre as my base. A piece of Ship was cut to 10×5″ using the sky area, inked with Black Soot and attached to the top half with 1″ border. Specialty paper Chains Gloss was cut to the same dimension (with the chains kept horizontal) and then inked with Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers. This was attached below to complete the square.

IMG_9729 smallA strip of Compass was cut to 10″ wide then torn at approximately 4″ and added to the centre. My photographs were printed at 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 ” , trimmed, inked, and added across the centre overlapping the edges.

IMG_9730 smallLots of elements from the Collectables pack were inked and added, first to the bottom left along with a little journalling with a Micron Pen.

IMG_9731 smallThen also to the right side, also adding lots of lovely gems in Ice Blue & Lippy Red. I like to add dimension so raised some up on mounting tape.

IMG_9733 smallI found a lovely sentiment on the Sticker sheet so divided it into 3 pieces and added centrally under my photos. You can also see the effect of the different colours on Chains gloss here when treated with inks.

IMG_9732 smallSome natural string was laid onto the top corner and glued into place with knots at each end, followed by words cut from Rope for my title, backed with Navy Kaisercard.

A few extra Collectables were added above the photo strip plus some words from the Sticker sheet. 

I hope you have enjoyed the journey with Sail Away this month.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


It’s a Holly Jolly Holiday…

Hi Everyone,

I’m just back from the sun and getting ready for Christmas, hope you are all looking forward to the festive season.

I’ve made a selection of cards using elements from the fabulously festive Holly Jolly collection from Kaisercraft this month.

IMG_9286 smallIMG_9299.smallFor the first card, I created a circular easel card using  Creative Memories circles. A 6×6″ white card was used as the base with an additional circle on card as the topper. Another circle cut from the white thermographic sheet in the paper pad was added to the top with Cheery cut and trimmed to fit the base.

IMG_9282 smallIMG_9283 smallNext one of the sentiment squares was taken from Sprightly paper which I trimmed out the circle and removed the centre – these were then layered back on to top of the card with mounting foam offsetting the central sentiment.

Sprightly - Holly Jolly CollectionIMG_9289 smallTrees were cut from the Hearty paper from the pad and added with foam again. A small bow and some gems were added along with glitters to complete the this. The stopper uses the leftover white card, another bow and more gems.

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IMG_9287 smallThe second card uses the black and white section of music paper from Zippy trimmed to fit a 6×6″ white card base with the edges inked using Hickory Smoke Distress ink. A piece of ribbon was wrapped around and a knot added towards the bottom. Trees were cut from the Hearty paper (12×12″) inked and layered in the bottom left corner. The sentiment square in the top was taken from the paper pad,trimmed and added with a die cut from the same pad and scalloped circle cut with a Stampin’ up punch. To finish, as always, I can’t resist some bling so gems and stickles were added.

IMG_9290 smallCard Three & Four use a sentiment squares from Chipper paper as below

Chipper - Holly Jolly CollectionI cut the Hexagon from the centre (around the brown edge) then placed the frame onto a 6×6″ white card centrally. Once in place a sharp craft knife was used to release the top half which was then folded to create the easel. The sentiment was inked and replaced using mounting foam.  Gleeful from the paper pad was trimmed to fit the base and a scalloped border from the same pad added as a stopper. A selection of Poinsettias were added (Kaisercraft dies can be found here) along with some gems.


Lastly, a simple design where the decorative panel was added to a 6×6″ blank. A sentiment from the same Chipper paper was trimmed and added, along with some trees from the Hearty paper (12×12″) with mounting foam. A double bow and gems, plus some glitter to finish.

IMG_9300.smallThere’s still time to make some Christmas cards, I know I have a few left to complete!

Check back later in the week for more inspiration from my lovely DT colleagues too.

Take care,


Holly Jolly Advent Tree

Hi Everyone,

Something a little different from me this month, an advent calendar Christmas tree called Christmas Countdown with which I have used The Holly Jolly Kaisercraft Collection.

IMG_9293 smallI began by tracing around the tree on Gleeful then cut just inside the line for a perfect fit.

IMG_9273 small IMG_9274 smallNext I inked around the edges of the tree and a little way onto the sides with Cracked Pistachio, the edges of the paper with this and also a little Black Soot, and stuck it down with a Kaisercraft Glue Stick. This allows a little movement for adjusting and forms a strong bond.

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The base was given the same treatment but I only used Black Soot around the edges. This piece I covered with Joyous paper including the cut off strip along the front edge as I wanted the words to show. I used a craft knife around the edge and to cut a cross in the apertures. These were then folded over, trimmed and glued into place before attaching the lower part of the base. Don’t forget to trim the slot for the tree too. I added squares of Cheery from the paper pad underneath too.

IMG_9277 smallNext it was time to trim the tree so I cut 1″ strips from the Joyous paper, marked a guideline @ 1/4″ then cut to the line with shredding scissors. Normal scissors would work too though.

IMG_9279 smallOnce dusted with some Barn Door and shaped with a bone folder, these were added to give the effect of tinsel. A thin piece of decorative ribbon added along the top. With the small border they are quite flexible and can be easily bent.

IMG_9280 smallBaubles from The Collectables were inked and placed with mounting tape plus some round messages from the paper pad. Ribbon bows were added to the tops and chunky glitter around the edges. At the top I used a Doily shape from The Collectables and a circular message from the paper pad also mounted on foam.

IMG_9296 smallRandom red pearls were dotted around.

IMG_9294 smallLast but not least, the cubes. I had stuck these together earlier using tacky glue and allowed them to set hard. Papers from the paper pad were trimmed to 8cm square and adhered to each side using wet glue around the edge and the glue stick in the centre. All the edges were inked with Black Soot.

IMG_9281 smallOnce in place, I cut the squares and some individual numbers from Peppy for the calendar, working out that the cubes needed to be completed as below in order to cover 1-25 –

Cube 1 – 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Cube 2 – 0, 1, 2, 7, 8, 6 (9).

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These were then added to the faces of the cubes with 6x6cm mounts or Stampin’ Up Scalloped punch-outs. A liberal coat of Matte Medium sealed all the edges.

I hope you have enjoyed this little project and will have a go a making one – there is still plenty of time to do so – have fun.

Take care,

~ Linda ~

Christmas Wreath – Home for Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Another layout today using the Home for Christmas range.

The die cut element with this collection is a lovely Holly Wreath  which I used as a base for this layout. IMG_8954smallI began with Decoration using the hessian effect side and raised the die cut on mounting foam. My photo is 4″ square, backed with Forest Kaisercard to create a small border, placed into the centre at a “jaunty” angle.

There are lots of lovely elements in The Collectables so I picked lots of foliage, decorative elements and round messages, inked some of the edges with Black Soot Distress ink, and set about added them to the wreath creating lots of dimension and interest with mounting foam.

IMG_8959 smallYou can see lots of layers below.

IMG_8958smallI added a large bow to the bottom right along with the die cut Poinsettias and gave them a liberal dusting of Stickles.

IMG_8956 smallI frosted lots of the berries and foliage with Diamond Stickles too.

IMG_8957smallTop right I added a message from the clear sticker sheet – Seasons Greetings.

And to finish a selection of Red Pearls dotted around.

Check back soon for more inspiration from the DT.

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 ~


Silly Jumpers – Home for Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with another layout using the Kaisercraft Home for Christmas collection.IMG_9108 smallI began this one with Laurel inking around the edge with Black Soot Distress ink.

Three strips of Season 3″ were cut following the woodgrain pattern, 1 at 11 1/2″ and 2 at 9 1/2″ into which I cut a tail. These were place vertically onto the base evenly with the outside edges 1″ from the side.

A strip from Mistletoe was cut approximately 2 1/2 ” deep using the crossword squares as a guide and ensuring the word “love” was included. I trimmed around this with a craft knife to allow it to sit over my photograph and place onto the base 4″ from the top. Next a strip 2″ wide of Eggnog was placed underneath. My main photograph is 5 1/4″ x 4″ and is matted onto Forest Kaisercard. I placed this to the left hand side allowing enough boxes for me to write “Jumpers”.  I also cut enough boxes for “Silly” and added this above. It’s very versatile as you can create any text you like.

IMG_9112 smallI cut two other photographs to 1 3/4″ square, stuck them onto the some tags from the Tag Pack and placed these to the right along with another tag to which I added some Natural Lace and a hessian heart from The Collectibles.

IMG_9111 smallOn the sticker sheet in this collection is a fabulous spray of Poinsettias which I placed under the photos which I layered with lots of blooms and leaves from Poinsettia paper and some mounting foam – ideal for cutting to size.

IMG_9110 smallA couple of foliage stickers from the sheet were also added and Gold Stickles to the flower centres.  A cut-off strip was added to the top right raised with mounting foam too plus some Red Pearls on the corner of the photograph to finish.

Pop back later in the week for some more fabulous designs from the team.

Take care


Tick Tock, A clock!

Hello All, Linda here with something slightly different today using the fantastic Time Machine Collection, a layout that is a working clock!

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I began with the Beyond the page Butterfly Wall Art using the back panel only (I will use the front another time), drilled a hole in the centre and painted the edge with White Acrylic paint.

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Gadget paper was trimmed to 11 3/4″ and used as the base to allow a small border. For my last layout “Always time for a Nap” I used the central circle from the Acetate as I had plans for the outside here, so I carefully trimmed the outside edge too having marked 12, 3, 6 & 9 with pencil dots on the base for reference.

Next came Clocks where I used the Acetate to trace the inner circle and cut out, it was also used on Gears to trace inside and out to form a darker ring behind the numbers.

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I reversed this paper to create another circle and began laying them out as below.  My photo is 5 1/2 x 4″ which was then mounted onto a mat of the Ironclad equivalent in the paper pad. I also added a piece from Scriptorium trimmed for the words which I divided into two behind my photograph.

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My letters were cut with a Bigz die and coloured using Evergreen Bough and Black Soot Distress inks.

Top Tip – stick Acetate with Crystal Lacquer to disguise it – I added it behind the print so it can’t be seen.

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Once assembled, I added the clock from Scriptorium on mounting foam for dimension the added the letters. The smaller clock face was added just above too. White dots with a gelly roll pen and plenty of Crystal Lacquer gave extra definition.

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Bottom right are a couple of tags from the Collectables with some ribbon and a sentiment at 1 o’clock, bottom left some gorgeous Kaisercraft ribbon roses.

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Clock mechanisms can be bought quite cheaply on the internet and are very easy to fit, this  was one I had from an old kit. Once your papers are stuck down, push a pokey tool through and remove excess paper – I used the Kaisercraft tool kit as it has a set of thin files in.

Check back in a few days for another project from our lovely design team.

Take care,

~ Linda ~