Sunny Village Cards

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing with you some mixed media cards using the Sunny Village Collection by ScrapBoys. I love the summer feel and the bright colours of these papers. I have also used the fabulous UNIQOLOUR MARKERS to create my backgrounds of these cards.

To create these cards I have used the steps below:

  • For two cards Take the brown and yellow UNIQOLOUR MARKERS and for the other two take the black, deep green and red markers.
  • Colour a line in the same direction of the texture paste in the darkest colour and then a gradient out. Use the water brush to blend the colours and move then as you wish.

I hope I have inspired you to create some cards using the Sunny Village Collection and the UNIQOLOUR MARKERS. Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!


xX Roxanne Xx

Baby Photo Album with Fairy Land

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share the biggest project that I have created since joining the Merly Impressions Design Team! It is this beautiful album that I have decorated with the gorgeous Fairy Land Collection by ScrapBoys and I have used every single page of this collection for this project. Many of you may recognise this album as it is from the 2017 Merly Impressions Retreat! I know many of you will probably still have them to be used. So here is some inspiration for what you can do with them (3 years later!). I created this album as a gift for an unborn baby so I couldn’t add the photo’s yet but I know the parents like to take many photo’s so I know it is the perfect gift that will be filled up quickly!

To begin with I decorated the outside because I found doing so many pages at once was too over whelming! So I started by preparing a front, back and side strip with KAISERCARD ORCHID WEAVE CARDSTOCK. Under this layer I glued (and taped) three ribbons with different thicknesses so the album could be tied closed. Then a second layer of patterned paper where the front and back were from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 03 and the side strip I made from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01.

After this step, the back was complete so I focused next on the side where I took a wooden letter E, painted it purple and covered the top surface in DISTRESS STICKLES – DUSTY CONCORD. Once the letter was dry I glued it to the side of the album and left it dry.

To decorate the front, I cut a photo matt from white cardboard and stamped the Toadstools from CLEAR STAMPS – ENCHANTED COLLECTION in Perfect Medium and applied the white Perfect Pearls. I have also included a SCRAPFX CHIPBOARD fairy that I painted in DISTRESS STICKLES – DUSTY CONCORD and DISTRESS STICKLES – BUNDLED SAGE. Next I fussy cut the elements from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 04 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07, and added them to the front and side, along with RHINESTONES – SILVER and WHITE ZIG WINK OF STELLA BRUSH MARKER. Lastly, I added some DISTRESS STICKLES – BUNDLED SAGE grass along the bottom of the front and added the name from painted wooden letters from in my craft stash.

Next I moved into the inside covers where I made pockets to store tags with photo’s and notes. I have gone for the animal pairs from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07 as features for these pockets and more Perfect Pearl toadstools.

Next I moved on to doing the pages of the book, for those that haven’t seen this album before it comes with already made pages so I have just gone ahead and decorated them with the same Fairy Land theme from as the covers.

For the first page I focused on a purple theme with FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01, as the main background and have included a panel for a 7.5 x 5 cm (small) photo. I have embellished the page with some CHEESECLOTH GAUZE and a painted Uniquely Creative laser cut word.

For the second set of pages I have gone for a green theme, using KAISERCARD DEW DROP WEAVE CARDSTOCK and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01 with one small photo square and two tags. On the tags I have used an ink blending tool and KAISERINK PAD – SPEARMINT through the STARS MINI DESIGNER STENCIL.

For the next set of pages I have selected purple as the main colour focussing on FAIRY LAND – PAPER 02 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 06 with one small photo on the right page and a series of manual flip photos on the left hand side. The Flip photo section can hold up to 5 large portrait photos (just smaller than 10.2 x 15.4 cm) is tied down with a green bow on each side.

I have created this set of paged with contrasting colours compared to the rest of the album using KAISERCARD OATMEAL WEAVE CARDSTOCK and KAISERCARD MAROON PREMIUM CARDSTOCK. I was inspired by another project I created with this collection which focuses on the flowers from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 04. I just couldn’t help but bring it in here too. There is space for one 4 x 6 cm photo on each page.

For the last set of double pages I have gone back to the main purple theme but have included a fancy mechanism mini flip album the right page which is better viewed in a video that I will shared on my Roxii’s Craft Studio Instagram and Facebook accounts. The page on the left has a simple pocked with punched edges and two removable tags. The main paper inspiring this set of pages was FAIRY LAND – PAPER 05.

Lastly, I created the final page to match the first single page of the album with FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01 as the main background. I have used the MINI BACKGROUND STAMP – TEXT and MINI INK PAD – ORCHID to create the stamped background for these pages.

There is also a secret pocket space on the edge of each page for more tags which i have created from left over pieces of the album. I have also added some texture paste rhinestones, laser cut words into the album, as well as lots of Perfect Pearling, stencilling, stamping and edge inking too.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with this gorgeous collection or with your old retreat album!
Stay safe and keep crafting!
Xx Roxii xX

Believe in your Dreams with Fairy Land

Hi everyone,
Today I would like to share a layout that I have created with the very, very last pieces that I had left over from the Fairy Land Collection by ScrapBoys. Do you end up with lots of left over pieces from a collection? But never have a whole sheet of the collection left to add them to? Well here is a layout I have created in that exact situation! I collected all the pieces and simply added them to a piece of card stock that I had prepared with a little bit of texture paste.

To create this layout I have started with a sheet of KAISERCARD CINNAMON WEAVE CARDSTOCK and unevenly painted the left hand side with KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML.

Then I have tinted some TEXTURE PASTE with KAISERMIST SPRAY INK – BROWN 50ML and applied it through a brick stencil (COBBLESTONE 12X12 DESIGNER STENCIL would look even better!) to the left hand side of the page. I also used Bark ink to add more colour to the bricks.

Next I applied all my fussy cut and other left over pieces from FAIRY LAND – PAPER 01, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 02, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 05, FAIRY LAND – PAPER 06 and FAIRY LAND – PAPER 07 to the layout. Finally, I embellished with some Ribbon, CHEESECLOTH GAUZE, Stamped sentiment from CLEAR STAMPS – ENCHANTED COLLECTION, the laser cut word “believe” and RHINESTONES – LIPPY RED.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with this gorgeous collection.
Stay safe and keep crafting!
Xx Roxii xX

Enjoy the Sea using The Uniquely Creative Tropical Dreams Collection

Hi Everyone,
Today I would like to share a fun layout that I have created using the Tropical Dreams Collection by Uniquely Creative. I absolutely love this collection, it is so bright and cheery with the beautiful blue and pink hues. I have many beach photo’s from our Portugal trip last year that suit these papers perfectly. The photo I have used is actually one of me trying to imitate a photo of me that was taken when I was much younger.

This layout actually had an alternative beginning, I have taken an old card board box and cut to 30. 5 x 30.5 cm to form the background. Then I ripped part of the top layer off before painting it in white Gesso and inking over this with Old Paper- Ranger Oxide.

For the next step, I cut UNDER THE SEA – TROPICAL DREAMS COLLECTION to 23.5 cm and ripped the edges before adhering to the centre of the cardboard background. Next, I cut TROPICAL – TROPICAL DREAMS COLLECTION to 20 cm x 30.5 and adhered to the centre of the layout too. For the final preparation of the background I added some texture paste through a Uniquely Creative Stencil.

Next I cut the beige and blue striped rectangles from OCEAN BREEZE – TROPICAL DREAMS COLLECTION two rectangles to frame the photo (10 x 13 cm photo) before adhering to the layout.

For the final set of steps, I have fussy cut the flowers from PARADISE – TROPICAL DREAMS COLLECTION and layered them below the photo and at the top right of the photo. I have also added “Enjoy” from the CREATIVE CUTS – TROPICAL DREAMS COLLECTION, some Blue Ice Rhinestones, lace butterflies and splatters of the Candy KaiserMist.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my fun and “recycled” layout! I definitely recommend creating some fun projects using the Tropical Dreams Collection. Keep an eye out for the fancy fold cards that I have also created this month using this collection.
Be safe, stay healthy and keep crafting!
Roxanne xX

Take Adventures with Magenta

Hello Kaisercraft fans,

Emmy here today sharing a boyish project I created with the lovely Magenta Collection from Kaisercraft (available at Merly Impressions’ online store). I thought of making a black-and-white layout, but then I saw the red flowers and I couldn’t resist adding a bit of red colour. Luckily Kaisercraft have many additional colour-coordinating products, so I could choose from a wide range of embellishments. For my background I used Raspberry pattern paper and Rosa pattern paper. Using Collage 6×6 Designer Stencil and Texture Paste I created the white dimensional pattern. Then I cut a 16 x 30 cm stripe from the Rosa pattern paper, distressed its edges using a Paper Distresser and adhered it in the middle of the Raspberry paper.

Once everything was in place, I sprinkled Kaisermist Black on top.

I matted my picture on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Coal Weave Cardstock. I added a layer of Cheesecloth Gauze under it and adhered it with Mounting Foam Tape to the pattern paper.

I stamped random design on the greyish pattern paper using KaiserInk Pad – Licorice and Decorative Tape Pieces Clear Stamp. Then I stamped the flower cluster from the Clear Stamp set Blessed onto a light grey pattern paper from the Paper Pad. Once the ink has dried I fussy cut the flowers, embossed them slightly and arranged them around my picture as shown. I added also fussy cut flowers from Pink pattern paper and from the Collectables pack. The 3D red blossoms I fussy cut from a pattern paper from the Paper Pad and then I adhered them with Mounting Foam Tape on top of the stamped flowers.

Using Kaisercard Crimson Weave Cardstock, Kaisercard Coal Weave Cardstock, a hearts die and Kaisercraft Decorative Dies (Texture Diamonds) I die cut the red and black cardstock texture embellishments. For my title I used a cut-off stipe from one of the 12″ pattern papers. To adhere my title I used Mounting Foam Tape.

As a final touch I added Epoxy Stickers – Sea Breeze and Rhinestones – Black.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!
Have a wonderful creative week and stay safe!

Emmy xxx

Happy Today layout with Paisley Days

Hello Kaisercraft fans,

Emmy here today sharing a brand new layout I’ve created with Kaisercraft’s Paisley Days collection (available at Merly Impressions’ online store). 

For my background I used Kaisercard Coal Weave Cardstock. Using Kaisercraft Distressed Dots 6×6 Designer Stencil and Texture Paste I created the white dimensional pattern. I cut four stripes from a pattern paper from the Paper Pad and a 14 x 30 cm panel from Retro pattern paper. After inking their edges with Ink Pad – Black I adhered the different layers using Mounting Foam Tape.

As a final touch I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – White on top of all layers.

I ruffled the edges of my picture using Paper Distresser and layered it on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Snow Weave Cardstock. Then I adhered it on top of the pattern paper with Mounting Foam Tape.

Using Decorative Dies (Double Bubble and Film Edges) and Kaisercard (Kaisercard Snow Weave Cardstock and Kaisercard Coal Weave Cardstock) I die cut different images.

To decorate my page I used pre-cut images from different pattern papers from the Paper Pad and from the Collectables pack. I arranged them around my picture and adhered them with Mounting Foam Tape. I also added stripes from washi tape.

For my title I used a fussy cut word from Daisy Chain pattern paper, which I covered with Glossy medium.

As a final touch I added Rhinestones – Black.

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a wonderful creative week!

Emmy xxx

Flamingo Fun with Sunkissed by Kaisercraft

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a fun layout that focusses the pink flamingos and pink flowers of the SUNKISSED Collection by Kaisercraft. The irony of this layout and the photo is that flamingos can’t fly and neither can I, no matter how much we try! I enjoyed adding a couple of mixed media techniques to this layout too. MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft- Flamingo Fun- Picture 1

To create this layout I have followed the steps below:

  1. Cut DAQUIRI – SUNKISSED COLLECTION down to 24.5 x 24.5 cm (keeping off cuts) and distress edges with a PAPER DISTRESSER. Using a blending tool, ink KAISERINK PAD – FLAMINGO though TINY TRIANGLES 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL down the right side of DAQUIRI and a little bit in the top left corner as well.MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft- Flamingo Fun- Picture 2
  2. Colour some TEXTURE PASTE with KAISERCOLOUR PAINT – BLACK 75ML and transfer through the long palm frond in the TROPICAL LEAVES 6X6 DESIGNER STENCIL onto DAQUIRI.MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft- Flamingo Fun- Picture 3
  3. Trim COCONUT – SUNKISSED COLLECTION to 30.5 x 30.5 cm, KAISERCARD INK WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 26.5 x 26.5 cm and KAISERCARD LIPSTICK WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 25.5 x 25.5 cm, keep the off cuts. Distress edges and adhere INK to COCONUT, and LIPSTICK to INK.MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft- Flamingo Fun- Picture 4
  4. Take all the off cuts and select the widest of each paper. Trim to 24.5 cm long. Rip the edges of DAQUIRI. Rip INK and LIPSTICK in half.MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft- Flamingo Fun- Picture 5
  5. Adhere DAQUIRI to LIPSTICK. Layer and adhere the ripped strips on the right side of the layout.
  6. Prepare a photo mat by cutting KAISERCARD INK WEAVE CARDSTOCK to 11.2 x 11.2 cm and the pink striped sheet from PAPER PAD – SUNKISSED COLLECTION to 10.5 x 10.5 cm. adhere to each other and to the layout in the top right corner.MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft- Flamingo Fun- Picture 6
  7. Adhere photo with dimensions 9.8 x 9.8 cm to the photo mat. Fussy cut the distinct pink flowers from the PAPER PAD, TUTTI FRUTTI – SUNKISSED COLLECTION, and take them from the COLLECTABLES – SUNKISSED COLLECTION to cluster them in the top corners of the layout.
  8. Further embellish with COLLECTABLES, CHEESECLOTH GAUZE and RHINESTONES – HOT PINK.MIDT2020-03 Sunkissed Collection by Kaisercraft- Flamingo Fun- Picture 10

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I hope this post inspires you to purchase this bright and fun collection and you enjoy using it as much as I have!

Happy Crafting!

Xx Roxii xX

So Blessed with Kaisercraft’s Lily and Moss Collection

Hello Lovely Craft Friends,

The LILY AND MOSS Collection is just perfect for simple, but bold and contrasting layouts such as this one I have created here. I have used a lovely black and white wedding photo as the focus and main colours of this layout. I have then added a flare of pink. I have even slipped in some of my favourite mixed media techniques. Kaisercraft’s LILY AND MOSS Collection is just perfect if you wish to use a black and white photos or if one if your favourite colours is pink!

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To create this lovely layout, I have followed these steps:

  1. Trim CHALKY – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION to 30.5 x 30.5 cm and stamp in KAISERINK PAD – COTTON CANDY the CLEAR STAMP – LATTICE pattern randomly from the top to the bottom of the left side of the layout and horizontally through the centre.
  2. Apply Tim Holtz Oxide Ink- Black Soot to INKSSENTIALS CRAFT SHEET and spritz with some water. Lay your layout into the liquid in a way that you introduce the black ink to the area you have stamped. It is really nice to see that the black ink takes to the pink ink and adopts the pattern of the stamp in some areas.
  3. After the ink is dry, blend 2 cm edge of KAISERINK PAD – COTTON CANDY on edges of the layout using an ink blending tool and INKSSENTIALS CRAFT SHEET. Followed by a light edge inking in KAISERINK PAD – LICORICEPicture 2- So Blessed Lily and Moss Collection Picture 3- So Blessed Lily and Moss Collection
  4. Mix a little bit of  TEXTURE PASTE and KAISERCOLOUR PAINT – CANDY 75ML, then apply over the black inked parts of your layout, through the TINY TRIANGLES 6X6 DESIGNER STENCILPicture 4- So Blessed Lily and Moss Collection
  5. Take a black and white photo with a white border that measures 11.8 x 8.1 cm. Then mat it with a pink sheet from the PAPER PAD – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION with dimensions of 8.7 x 12.5 cm. Use MOUNTING FOAM TAPE to adhere matted photo to a piece of KAISERCARD COAL WEAVE CARDSTOCK measuring 9.4 x 13.4 cm. Add another layer with a white and black sheet from the PAPER PAD – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION with dimensions of 10.5 x 15.3 cm.
  6. Take another pink and a white and black sheet from the PAPER PAD – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION and trim to 6 x14.5 cm and layer behind the layered photo with one slightly higher and the other slightly lower. Add two strips of punched KAISERCARD COAL WEAVE CARDSTOCK 10 cm long and a few stickers from the STICKER BOOK – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTION. Adhere layered photo to the middle of left side of the page. Picture 5- So Blessed Lily and Moss Collection
  7. Embellish with stickers from the STICKER BOOK – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONCOLLECTABLES – LILY AND MOSS COLLECTIONPAPER BLOOMS – COCONUTPAPER BLOOMS – FAIRY FLOSSMINI PAPER BLOOMS – FAIRY FLOSS pulled black thread and RHINESTONES – SOFT PINK.Picture 1- So Blessed Lily and Moss Collection Picture 6- So Blessed Lily and Moss Collection Picture 7- So Blessed Lily and Moss Collection Picture 8- So Blessed Lily and Moss Collection Picture 9- So Blessed Lily and Moss Collection

I hope you have enjoyed reading this post.

Happy Crafting!

Xx Roxii xX

Love with Grand Bazaar

Hello Kaisercraft fans,

Emmy here today sharing my latest layout I created for Merly Impressions’ blog using the lovely Grand Bazaar collection from Kaisercraft (available at Merly Impressions’ online store).MI-Love-web530To create my background I used Folklore pattern paper and Boho Paisley pattern paper. I cut a 15 x 30 cm panel from each pattern paper, distressed their edges using a Paper Distresser and adhered them on top of a Kaisercard Blueberry Weave cardstock. To ‘hide’ the stitch between two pattern papers, I adhered one of the cut-off stripes on top.

Then using Garden 6×6 Designer Stencil and Texture Paste I created the white dimensional pattern on the dark blue half and using the Clear Stamp – Lattice and KaiserInk Pad – Chocolate I stamped the brownish pattern on the lighter half of my background paper. Once the paste has dried I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – White and KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold on all layers. MI-Love-det-aa

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I layered my picture on a slightly larger panel of Kaisercard Marble Weave Cardstock. For the layers under my picture I used a glossy pattern paper from the the Paper Pad and fussy cut embellishments from Ceramic Tiles pattern paper and Doorway pattern paperMI-Love-det-dI fussy cut flowers from the Boho Paisley pattern paper, combined them with pre-cut blossoms from the Collectables pack and adhered them using Mounting Foam Tape. Then I decorated them with Rhinestones – Island Lagoon and Curios matching the collection. MI-Love-det-e MI-Love-det-f

To decorate my page further I used stickers from the Sticker book matching the collection.

For my title I used a large sticker word, which I adhered using Mounting Foam Dots. Once it was secured on the background, I decorated it with Rhinestones – Island LagoonMI-Love-det-g

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a wonderful creative weekend!

Emmy xxx

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