Live Laugh Love Pocket Page with Breathe

Hello,

Karen here with my first project using the beautiful Breathe collection.  How gorgeous is this range with its subtle tones of pink, grey, navy and black?

Live Laugh Love

I was so inspired by the collection that I have scrapped four photos that were taken last Saturday.  Often, I take photos and they languish on my phone for months before they are used but I thought these ones went so perfectly with the Breathe paper range I printed them out immediately and used them in a pocket page.  Chrissy has pocket/project life pages here.

For this project I have used the Breathe Sticker Book, 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad, Breathe Curios, Leaves Mini Designer Stencil, Chocolate Pearls, Anchor Weave Cardstock and Snow Weave Cardstock.

I started by cutting two pieces of  Anchor Weave Cardstock and six pieces of Snow Weave Cardstock measuring 4 ins x 3 ins.  From the 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad I cut six pieces of paper,  measuring 3.75 x 2.75 and four measuring 3.5in x 2.5in.  I mounted the six 3.75 x 2.75 peices  onto the smooth side of the Snow Weave Cardstock rctangles and then added the smaller pieces onto four of these.

Onto one of the cards, with only one piece of paper, I used stickers from the Breathe Sticker Book to add my title, embellishing with flower stickers and Chocolate Pearls.

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I then used stickers from the Breathe Sticker Book  to further embellish my remaining white cards, adding a couple of Curios and Chocolate Pearls.  I added some Mounting Foam Dots behind some of the stickers to give them some dimension.

6 53 1 8 Next I used a pencil and the Leaves Mini Designer Stencil to draw part of the design onto the two Anchor Weave Cardstock cards.  I flipped the stencil over so that the designs were facing the opposite way.

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I then used a fine needle to prick out the pattern and sewed it with two strands of embroidery floss.

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Once assembled I think this page has a lot of interest due to the abundance of stickers which would have looked ‘over the top’ if I had used that many on a 12 x 12 page.

I already have my next page, using this collection, ready and it has another way to use the Leaves Mini Designer Stencil together with several papers and embellishments from the Breathe collection which have the same pretty flower design.

Karen x

January 2018 Merly Crop & Kit

Hi Everyone,
It was a fabulous first crop in 2018, with 50 people attending. We had an amazing day with lots of chat and crafting and it was lovely catching up with everyone. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the January kit.

File 14-01-2018, 13 00 41For the kit I used the beautiful “Wandering Ivy” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions, templates and stash to make two layouts. Below you will see the first layout which I created using the kit which I’ve called: Reasons to be Happy

2018-01-11 14.55.32………and the second layout which I called: Best Days.

2018-01-11 16.49.30The kit is now available to purchase in the Merly Impressions on-line shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

I just want to say a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended our first crop of 2018 crop, which made it such a very special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using my kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Below are a few photo’s of the day.

2018-01-13 14.39.082018-01-13 14.37.42-12018-01-13 14.27.462018-01-13 09.42.242018-01-13 09.29.532018-01-13 09.29.49You can find details and dates of our future crops here. We look forward to seeing you all in March. This is our crop/kit fb page where I add all the sneak peeks leading up to each crop and you can post your finished crop kits layouts to it or any other Kaiser related projects and general chat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Merlyretreat/

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy

xXx

January 13th 2018 – Merly Crop Kit layout preview

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year to you all.

The January 2018 Merly Crop will soon be upon us so here are the details and sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Wandering Ivy” Kaisercraft collection.

23915823_10154817758675356_1000910507636200995_nAlso supplied in the kit are DMC white cotton, white Kaisercard, rhinestones, paper templates and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can then create the two layouts that I have designed at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Reasons To Be Happy” I have used a black & white photo measuring 13cm wide x 9cm high. The layout features beautiful fussy cut flowers, leaves and some stitched swirls. (a template will be supplied in the kit for the stitched swirls and a template for the paper flourishes).

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File 03-01-2018, 18 02 40File 03-01-2018, 18 00 12File 03-01-2018, 17 59 27File 03-01-2018, 17 58 50Other items used on the layouts which you may want to bring are colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the “Vine” & “Island” Kaisercraft mini ink pads for inking around the edges, Crystal Lacquer (or similar) a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is a lot of fussy cutting on both layouts. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll & the crystal lacquer available to purchase in the on site Merly shop. A swirl pricking paper template is provided in the kit, but you will need to bring a pricking tool and a mat.

I have also used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool – and a Martha Stewart Vintage Doily edge punch, these will be available to use at the crop along with our usual supply of tools including the Big Shot machine & other punches.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new December & January releases and all our other Kaisercraft, Tim Holtz, ScrapFX,  G45 & Little Birdie goodies. Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them.

2017-11-18 09.33.48Tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates & snacks will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

2017-11-18 09.35.43See you all on Saturday 13th January 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up really early) – until 4pm. The cost for the day & kit is £25.00, payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website.

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Hugs,

xXx Chrissy xXx

May Merly Crop & Kit

Hi Everyone,
It was another fabulous crop with 50 people attending the most we have ever had, it was an amazing day with lots of chat and crafting. It was lovely catching up with everyone and seeing some new faces. We hope everyone who attended the crop also enjoyed the day and enjoyed making their layouts from the May kit.
For the May kit I used the beautiful “High Tea” Kaisercraft collection. Included in the Crop Kit, were detailed instructions and stash to make two layouts. Below you will see the first layout which I created using the kit which I’ve called: Tea Time .

File 21-05-2017, 10 37 03………and the second layout which I called: Love.

File 21-05-2017, 10 36 45The kit is now available to purchase in the Merly Impressions on-line shop – it can be found in the Layout Kits section of the website.

Many thanks to Paul for making his fabulous cakes for us to snack on they were yummy as always, with so many delegates he had to make three this time. Also a massive thank you!!!! to everyone that attended the crop, which made it such a very special day. We look forward to seeing your finished layouts using this kit over on the Merly Crop Facebook page.

Below are a few photo’s of the day.

2017-05-20 12.51.35 HDR2017-05-20 12.51.08 HDR2017-05-20 12.40.52 HDR2017-05-20 12.24.322017-05-20 12.23.59You can find details and dates of our future crops here.

Many thanks,

Happy scrapping!

Hugs – Chrissy xXx

March 18th 2017 – Merly Crop Kit Layout Preview

Hi Everyone,

The March Merly Crop will soon be upon us, so here are the details and some sneak peeks of the layouts that you will be able to create using the crop kit. The kit will also be available to purchase online the day after the crop for anyone who can not attend. For this kit I have used papers from the beautiful “Hanami Garden” Kaisercraft collection.

16265993_10154038779790356_5209180686629907847_nThe complete collection features intricate patterns, cherry blossom images and feminine touches illustrated in bold, striking red and gold colours. Also supplied in the kit are coordinating rhinestones, DMC cotton, 3 x Kaisercard sheets, a (flower) pricking paper template and detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow so you can create the two layouts that I have designed.

Below are some sneak peeks of the first layout which I’ve called “Life is measured by moments” it uses one coloured photo measuring 9.5cm wide by 14cm high, it is surrounded by fussy cut cherry blossom and the base paper has hand stitched flowers created using the template.

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16864844_10211339309585936_3564494275840860936_nOther items used on the layouts which you will need to bring are colour coordinating ink pads, I have used the “Cherry” & “Saffron” Kaisercraft mini ink pads, for inking around the edges. Gold & red Glitter pens (optional) a needle for sewing, foam pads  and a small pair of scissors as there is some fussy cutting on both layouts. We will however have a selection of ink pads & Foam dots/roll Kaiser Glitter pen sets available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

I have also used the Martha Stewart punch around the page set “Pansy” & “Oriental Half Circle” Kaisercraft embossing folder – we will however bring these and our usual supply of tools, including the Sew Easy Tools (which are also used on the layouts), Big Shot & Dies to the crop for people to use.

embossing-folder-6x4-oriental-half-circleThe location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneek peeks and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

There will also be the usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new March releases and all our other Kaisercraft products.

Paul will be making a selection of yummy cakes and we will also bring biscuits, chocolates, tea and coffee. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

See you all on Saturday 18th March 2017 at 10am (not before as we will be busy getting ready) until 5pm. The cost for the day & kit is £22.50, payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

See you all next Saturday

Hugs, Chrissy, Paul & Merley xXx