Time machine Acetate layout

Hi, it’s Pam here with another layout using the Time Machine collection. This great collection comes with a fabulous clock face acetate, and today I want to show you how I used this on my layout.


To start my layout I first of all prepared my background paper. I used the plain green side of the Coggler paper, but to add some interest I stamped a brick pattern using white gesso. In case you are wondering which stamp I used, well the answer is none! Instead I used Kaisercraft’s brick embossing folder. All I did was to brayer some gesso onto the folder and stamp the surface onto my background.


To add further interest I did some stamping using the coordinating stamp set. What a great versatile stamp set this is too. I can see me getting a lot of use from this set.s2-1 Now for the acetate. Usually when I use acetates I put the elements under the acetate and place the acetate on top. However this clock acetate has a fairly busy design. If I constructed my layout with this as the top layer it would have been difficult to see the underneath layers. To overcome this, I placed some die cuts under the acetate, and then constructed most of my layout on top of the acetate.s3-1 I adhered my photos showing my gorgeous son at various ages, and then embellished the layout with some Die Cut Collectables.s4 Some of the die cuts are adhered with foam tape to add dimension.s5Below  you can see the different layers that make up this layout-stamping, acetate, die cuts, and that lovely semi transparent decorative tape. All these layers add interest without adding bulk.

P1170512web_edited-1I hope this layout has given you some ideas about using acetates on your layouts!


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 ~

Time Machine Mixed Media Layout

Hi everyone, it’s Pam here with a mixed media layout featuring Kaisercraft’s Time Machine collection.Oct1_edited-1

So let’s have a look at how this layout was constructed. First I did some misting using an old Tim Holtz mask which worked really nicely with this collection that features cogs and clocks. I used Kaisermist Spray ink in Turquoise. I spritzed and dried with a paper towel a few times, building up the colour without saturating the patterned paper. My base paper is Steam Engine.P1170525_edited-1The next step was to do some embossing. I used the Brick embossing folder for this step. I placed the embossing folder under my patterned paper and used an embossing tool to trace the brick pattern through the paper to the folder below. The effect you get depends on which side of the embossing folder you use. Also you can get an even different effect if you place the paper front side down onto the embossing folder  and trace through the back side of the paper. Once I had done the embossing I used distress ink on a sponge to highlight the texture.P1170526_edited-1Here are some close ups of the embossing. I think this technique is great-it adds texture and interest without adding bulk.
Untitled-2After that I added some stamping using the Time Machine coordinating stamp set. Then I adhered my photo and embellished with some of the die cut collectables and stickers from the sticker sheet.P1170532_edited-1

The Time Machine has quite a few adventure stickers and die cuts, and I thought they would be perfect for scrapping this photo of my husband climbing the ‘Inaccessible Pinnacle’ on the Isle of Skye. And the brick embossing kind of relates to the rocky peak on top of the ‘Inn Pinn’.

And if you look closely below you will also see a strip of printed washi tape.P1170533_edited-1Oct1_edited-1

I hope this has given you some ideas for using different media on you layouts.


Adventure Awaits – Time Machine

Hi All,

Linda here with another layout using the versatile Kaisercraft Time Machine – I so love this collection, I may have to buy another just to stroke! They aren’t just for masculine subjects either.

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The base is Kaisercard Kraft gutted to 2″ from the outside edge. Hourglass was trimmed to 11″ square and stuck with Glue Runner. One of the specialty papers is Hour which has thermographic clear printing – perfect for misting – so, an 8×8″ piece was cut and sprayed with Turquoise and Antique Gold. I allowed it to pool and dry then buffed it with some kitchen paper.

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This was placed on the page at a “jaunty” angle. From my first layout I had 2 x 1″ strips of Mechanism which were trimmed and added to the left and along the bottom of this panel. My photo is 5×4″ and I created a mat for it using the Kraft card cut to 6×5″ and edged with Ruler printed tape allowing a small border.

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This was placed just within the crossover of Mechanism after the addition of two further tape strips across the page.  One of the printed borders from the sticker sheet was added down the left side.

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Flowers were created using Gadget from the paper pad and the Layered Flowers die. I inked the edges with Picked Raspberry then bent the petals and glued three together. Leaves were cut the the leftover Kraft.

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Several pieces from the Collectables were placed and layered bottom left of the photo and the flowers added. The centres are rolled strips of Kraft, inked and glued into place.

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Another selection of The Collectables were added the the right, some raised on foam tape and letters from the sticker sheet added. Her name was created with a Bigz die, coloured with Picked Raspberry and Black Soot, coated with Crystal Lacquer.

A sentiment from the sticker sheet and loads of Pewter Pearls were then added, along with a double bow of pink ribbons and some pearl pins. Finally lines of faux stitching with a White Gel Pen, and we’re done.

I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I have.

Take care,

~ Linda ~

Always time for a nap……..

Hello Everyone,

Linda here with a layout using the magnificent Time Machine collection.

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I began with some of the fabulous new Kaisercraft Kraft card, dry-brushed some white Acrylic paint around the edge, then stamped with a Kaisercraft Crackle stamp and some Black Soot Distress ink.

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I prefer to do this with the stamp unmounted. I then gutted out the centre to approx 2 1/2″ from the edge. The remainder was die-cut using the new decorative die bricks  (pieces that came out are saved for next project!) and brushed with Black Soot Ink too.

IMG_8867 smallI then took Mechanism paper and trimmed to 11″ square, distressing the edges with the Tim Holtz tool – I have a few and this one is definitely my favourite! This was placed onto the base with a glue runner. From the paper pad I took the sheet matching Hourglass and cut to 4 1/2″ and distressed the edge, next the paper matching Scriptorian, trimmed to 6 1/4 x 4 1/4″ then Steam Engine (12×12) cut to 8×8″ and distressed these edges too. I retained the dotty strip from the bottom of this too.

Time Acetate – (I have plans for the outer ring) was trimmed to remove the centre with a sharp craft knife – it’s best to cover it with paper to rest on to prevent marks.

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Then it was time to assemble – and I layered as below –

IMG_8876 smallLarge letters were cut with a Sizzix Bigz Wordplay die in cardboard then coated them with White Acrylic paint and spritzed with Turquoise Kaisermist & Antique Gold.

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Once dry the colours lighten and really sparkle. The edges were inked with Black soot then faux stitched with Black Micron pen. The photograph is 6×4″, covered with a Kaisercraft Overlay, this was matted onto the Scriptorian paper and raised with foam tape.

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I added little letters from the Sticker sheet to create my title and also a sentiment which I cut and layered below the photo.

Some crushed ribbon was placed below the dotty strip with Kaisercraft Ribbon Roses – these are lush! Finally a couple of pieces from the Collectables, raised with foam tape and some Champagne pearls.

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This is the culprit who inspired me and sat on my feet while I made this page 🙂

Take care

~ Linda ~

Time Machine Layout

Hi everyone, it’s Pam here.

‘Time Machine’ is a great collection, with, unsurprisingly,  a time theme! It’s full of rich dark colours, greens and browns, and the coordinating die cuts have sentiment strips, clock, cogs and gears which makes it a fantastic collection for masculine layouts. However, it has it’s pretty feminine papers too, and that’s what I used for my layout of my daughter, her gran and her cousin.


As you can see I was in the mood for a bit of distressing. First I tore a piece of ‘Gears’ paper in two, and inked and distressed the edges. I used a craft knife to rough up the outer edges and applied ‘Vintage Photo’ distress ink on the edges. To cover the gap between the two pieces of paper I tore a strip of the ‘Gadget’ paper. I constructed the layout and then machine stitched around the edge before adhering it to the card stock.

TMweb_edited-1The layout has been embellished with some of the die cut collectables, some clock tape (love that!) and a decorative strip from the sticker sheet. Some of the die cuts are raised on foam tape to add  a little dimension.

The scallop strip is from the small paper pad. Finally, the little stamped sentiment in the bottom left hand corner is from the co-ordinating stamp set.


I’ll add some journalling under the sentiment strip later.

I hope you love this collection as much as I do.