Letters from Santa Scrapbook Layout

Good morning everyone.

Elaine here again bringing you a layout using the beautiful, traditional Letters From Santa newly released collection.

imageTo create this page I used the Poinsettia Garland sheet as my base and cut it down to a piece 11″ x 11″. I kept the 1″ strip for use later. I then mounted it on to a piece of gutted Be Merry paper. I then punched two sections along the edge of the first paper.

imageI then took a 6″ square of the Holly and Berries paper and mounted it centrally with the 1″ strip of the Poinsettia Garland paper that we saved earlier across the middle. I inked all the sections with the Vintage ink pad.

I then took a piece of Moss Weave Kaisercard and mounted all the photos. These were placed centrally and a further two at angles as shown. I then took the Holly embossing folder and used a section of the Moss Weave card and embossed it, cutting it into triangles to make the bunting that I then added to the top of the page. I followed the line of the printed garland with Cherry Red Cord and added the embossed triangles. I also inked the edges with the same Vintage ink pad. As a final flourish to the bunting I used a pen from the Kaisercolour Gel Pens to highlight some of the raised elements and added some Lippy Red Rhinestones in between each flag.

imageFor the cluster in the top right hand corner I used collectables from the Letters from Santa Collectables Pack and the Poinsettia Decorative Die for the large flower and leaves. I also used the gel pens to again highlight some of the raised features.

imageI used Deep Yellow Rhinestones for the centre of the Poinsettias at the top and bottom corners and I added a flourish of the Red Hemp Cord in the top cluster.

imageI finished with some more red rhinestones as berries on some the holly and a journalling tag from the collectables pack.

imageI loved looking back on my photos from last year to create this layout and this fabulous collection really did them justice. I look forward to seeing your layouts too.




Mixed Media Basecoat scrapbook layout

Hi there

Elaine here again bringing you my latest project using the , oh so versatile, Basecoat IV collection.

imageNow, if you are anything like me, you will have lots of collectables and pieces of left over collections and stash and this new Basecoat IV selection is the perfect way to use up  some of those… or why not treat yourselves to some new ones to add to your stash?

For this layout I used the Scraped patterned paper. I then took the Diamonds Designer Mini Stencil and used  Ranger Modelling paste to create the background.

imageOnce this had dried I used the Kaisercraft Clear Butterfly stamp and a text stamp similar to the Together Clear Stamp to add more interest.

imageNext I took the Abstract Art paper and cut three pieces approximately 9″ x 4″ and used both sides.(I had cut the photos down to 3″ x 6″ and 3″ x 3″ already). I then distressed these papers and layered them in random directions behind the top layer with photos on.

imageI then added lots of collectable die cuts from the Generations collectable pack together with some from the High Tide collectables pack and added them around the large photo layers adding in cheesecloth and a twist of dark blue Hemp Cord from the Ocean collection beneath the layers. I also added a coin from my travels as the photos were taken abroad whilst on holiday. You may like to use some of your holiday coins in a similar way? I finished it off with a few other embellishments from my stash and a title using white foam Thickers alphas. What a clever collection to make you use up your leftovers.. a definite must to add to your stash!


Do join us again soon.



Bombay Sunset Scrapbook Layout

Hi again,

Elaine here bringing you a layout using the beautifully colourful Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset collection.

imageTo make this layout I first used the Rosewood paper from the collection as the background. I then took the dotty stencil from the 12 x 12 Designer Stencil Mini Mix and used Ranger texture paste to create a spotty background.

I then took a sheet of the Bollywood paper and added Gesso to lighten it and again used the dotty stencil to add extra dimension to the paper. I then added Wisteria Kaisermist and left to dry.

imageNext I fussy cut the mandala from the bottom left of the Bollywood paper and put to one side and I used three different sized circles and punched out several from the altered Bollywood paper.

I then took a sheet of Coconut white Kaisercard and punched more circles from the card. I then used the Wisteria Kaisermist, Candy Kaisercraft and Pink Kaisermist to spray the circles.

imageNext I arranged all the circles from both the Bollywood paper and the Coconut card over the stencilled Rosewood paper using foam pads to create different levels and I used cheesecloth in amongst the circles.

imageI mounted the card on a remaining piece of Bollywood paper and also a second layer using the reverse of the same paper.

I then took the fussy cut mandala that I had cut earlier and added that beneath the photo.

Next I used two loops of Cherry Hemp Cord and added these beneath some of the collectables from the Bombay Sunset collectables pack and layered these over the circles I had placed earlier.  I used two of the collectables for the title.

I then took flowers from my stash and some Kaisercraft Aubergine blooms and added these to the clusters.

imageAs a final flourish I added Candy Epoxy Stickers and Sunshine Epoxy Stickers for extra interest.

I do hope you would like to give my mixed media piece a try too? It is such a pretty collection!