Perfect Day with Sunkissed

Hello, Karen here with another scrapbook page using Sunkissed – which may well be my favourite range this year, to date.  I knew I wanted to do something with the glorious wreath on the  the Martini paper and thought it was worth sacrificing all the phrases on the front to fussy cut this out.
Perfect Day

I also fussy cut the smaller wreath from the Pineapple Sour paper along with the two butterflies from this paper too and used pieces cut from Pina Colada,  and Tutti Fruitti.


I started by trimming .25 in from all sides of a piece of Coconut paper and adding this to some Coal weave Kaisercard. I then mounted a 5in x 5.5in photo onto another piece of Coal weave Kaisercard and added to the centre of my page.

Onto this I added the large, fussy cut wreath.  I added a photo cut from a 4 x 6in one to the smaller wreath and this was placed at the bottom right of my a page.


To finish my page I added flowers to the three remaining corners and dotted my butterflies about my page.  I had previously added Stickles to the bodies of my butterflies to give them a little sparkle.  All that was needed to finish my page was to add the ‘Perfect Day’ arrow from the Collectables pack. 

Perfect Day

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I hope I have inspired you to try using this lovely wreath on one of your scrapbook pages/.

Karen xxx




Paradise with Sunkissed

Hello, Karen here with another layout using the amazingly fun and colourful Sunkissed range for which I had the perfect photo of Gracia from a few years ago. 

With the lockdown in progress I found I had loads of time on my hands for some fussy cutting and this range provides ample opportunity for this.  So I settled down to watch a film and fussy cut all the elements from Pina Colada, Pineapple Sour and Tutti Fruitti. Although, I knew I wouldn’t use all of these on one layout I would have them prepared for future projects.


I started this layout with a piece of Lime Weave Kaisercard and onto this I added a piece of Long Island paper which I had trimmed .25in from the bottom and right. I then added a sheet of green polka dot paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad. Next I fussy cut the flower borders from a piece of paper from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad which matched the Long Island paper and added this to the left of the polka dot paper.


To the right and left of my page I added some of my fussy cut elements along with some pieces from the Collectables pack.


Next I used the Clear Stamps  and black ink to stamp some additional butterflies onto the pineapple paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and fussy cut these out too.


They were then tucked in and around my two large clusters on either side of my page.

To finish my page I added the word Paradise and and two phrases – from the Collectables pack and a ticket from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad .


The final touch was to add the wording from the branding strip of the Pineapple Sour paper.

Hope you all stay safe and are able to take your mind of things with a little crafting

Karen xxx

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Relax with Sunkissed

Hello, Karen here and I have to ask you “How gorgeous is this months Kaisercraft collection – Sunkissed“?  I think it is stunning with all it’s bright colours and beautiful tropical flowers, birds and flamingos.


I knew I had the perfect photo to showcase the flamingo theme and so built my page around that.

I started by cutting a 1 in frame from the Hibiscus weave cardstock.  Then cut the remaining piece to an 8 ins square and gutted a 1.5 in frame from this – you will be left with two frames and a 5 in square piece.


Trim .75 in from the bottom and right of the Mojito paper  and add to the Hibiscus frame.

Cut a piece of Daiquiri paper to measure 5.5 ins from the bottom.  Lay, but do not stick 1 in from the bottom of your page.  Lay, but do not stick the 8 in Hibiscus frame on top of this, 2 ins from the bottom and 2 ins from the left.


Mark with a pencil where it covers the flamingos and carefully cut the overlapped sections.


You can now stick down the piece of Daiquiri  but don’t stick the parts you have trimmed as these are going over the 8 in Hibiscus frame.

Add a fussy cut spray of flowers cut from Pina Colada to the top left of your page, then add the 8 in Hibiscus frame 2 ins from the left and 2 ins from the bottom

Add another spring of flowers from Pina Colada to the top left of your page, overlapping the Hibiscus frame. To the centre of the Hibiscus frame add the green and white polka dot paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad then stick the flamingos over that.

Add the sheet of paper with flamingos and green stripes, also from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad,  to the bottom right of your page .75 from right and 1.5 from bottom.  Add the 5 in square of Hibiscus to the centre of this.

A third spring cut from Pina Colada  is added to the top right of your page.


I added phrases from the Collectables pack to the top left of the green and white polka dot paper and a tab from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.


To finish I used ‘Relax’ and two flamingos , from the Collectables pack, at the bottom of my photograph.


This page came together so easily and it turned out to be such a fun page with all those cute flamingos!

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Stay safe and I hope you can find time to do some crafting to take your mind of this crazy time we are in at the moment.

Karen xxx

Happy Birthday with Oh Happy Day


I have to say I am loving working with the Oh Happy Day collection and love the bright, cheery colours and the retro patterns on the papers which all have beautiful gold foiling.  I have used it to make a multi photo layout documenting Gracia’s 18th birthday, which was 8 years ago!

finished layout

For this layout I have used Snow Weave Kaisercard, Time to Party, Fire Cracker, Garlands and Star Light 12 x 12 papers, collectables, curios, sticker book6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and Mounting Foam Dots.

I started by cutting .5 in from two adjacent sides of the Time to Party paper, which I then stuck to the Snow Weave Kaisercard.  On top of this I added a piece of Fire Cracker which I had cut to 9ins square, finally to this I added a 8.5in square piece of Star Light.


I mounted my photographs onto some scraps of white card.  I used four 2in x 3in photos and one 3in x 4in.   These were added to the bottom of my paper with the bottom of the photo mounts lined up with the bottom of the Star Light paper.  Next I fussy cut the ‘Happy Birthday’ penant from the Garlands paper and added to the bottom of my page with a Curio at the point where the two words meet. A border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad was added above the three right hand photos.

I stuck the ‘Wishing You The Best Day Ever’ sticker to a scrap of card, along with the pennants (both were from the sticker book)  and cut them out with a thin white border.   These were added to the top of my page with a star, also from the sticker book to either side of the pennants.


I typed my journaling onto a word document and adhered a page from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad onto a piece of A4 card and fed this through my printer to get the text printed onto the blue paper.



Once I had cut my journaling into strips and added to my page.  I subsequently realised I had ‘and Josh’ twice and have snipped off the second one.  I added a cluster of phrases to the top right of my photos using collectables, a pop out from the  6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and a ticket also cut from the paper pad, finishing off with a curio and star.


I completed my page by adding collectables and stickers to my photographs.


We would love to see what you have made with this collection and you can post your makes on the Merly Crop Facebook page.


Beach Days are the Best Days with Uncharted Waters

Hello, Karen here with my last project using the lovely Uncharted Waters collection.  This time I have made a beach themed layout.


I started by trimming .5 ins from the bottom and one side of  the Droplet paper and attached it to a piece of Dewdrop Kaisercard.  I then added some splatters of White Iridescent KaiserMist spray. I used the pennant stickers from the Sticker Book to make an arc at the top left of my page.  I used Sea Breeze pad and the seashell stamp from the clear stamps to create a border and fussy cut this out.  Next I cut along the waves on the Pelagic paper which I added to my page with the seashells added below lifted with some mounting foam dots.


I added a ships wheel, from the Collectables pack, and a Curio to the top left corner. Then I cut a 6.5 x 4.5 piece of Sea Shore paper and stuck it to and a 7in x 5in piece of Swallows paper. These were then tucked, centrally, under the stamped seashells. I used Decorative Dies – Texture Criss Cross and Double Bubble to cut some pieces, to tuck under my photo mount, from the Frost Foil Paper Pad.  At the top of my photo mount I stuck some tabs from the Sticker Book and 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.  I also cut some little crabs from a sheet from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and a large crab sticker from the Sticker Book tucked under the stamped seashells.  I then added some Collectables to the bottom right and top left of my photo mount.


I finished off with a sticker from the Sticker Book and some Aqua Rhinestones.


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This is such a super range for your summer photos and perfect for beach ones.


Twist and Pop Mini Album with Uncharted Waters.

Hello, Karen here with my second project using Uncharted Waters.  I was really excited to see if I could make a mini album using the instructions here for making a twist and pop card.

I started by cutting a piece of Kaisercraft Snow Weave card into three 12in x 4in pieces to use as my card bases.  I covered the inside of each card with a piece of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and then made the internal mechanism, using thin white card, as in the instructions above.   The cards were stuck one on top of the other to make a stack of three.  I turned the stack around to make my album landscape rather than portrait and began to decorate it.


I used two pieces of paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to cover the front and back of my album. I then added some stickers from the Sticker Book and some Collectables, a curio,  finishing off with a phrase strip from the bottom of one of the papers.


I decorated my pages with some pieces of paper and pop outs from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, stickers from the sticker book and a phrase from the Shallows 12 x 12 paper.


My other two pages were decorated in the same way.


I really enjoyed constructing this project and adding photos from when my daughter got engaged earlier in the year. I am going to give it to my mum as a little extra Christmas present.


Seaside Adventures with Uncharted Waters

Hello, Karen here with the first of my projects using Uncharted Waters. It seems strange working with seaside photos when its cold and frosty outside!  For my first project I decided to use an embroidery hoop as a frame for my home decore – I have seen several of these used in this way recently, and was itching to have a go.

IMG_1351 I cut a circle from Pelagic which was .5 inch larger than my inside hoop. To this I added a torn piece of Seashore to the bottom, I though this would look like sand.   Than I snipped all around the edge of the circle and secured it into my hoop.

I used White Iridescent Kaisermist to add splatters all over the papers.


I placed a frame, from the collectables pack, to the top left of my photo and  a ‘Wild and Free’ sticker from the Sticker Book.

I then used phrases from the collectables pack and the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad to create a cluster at the top left of my photo, finishing the cluster with a curio.


On the top left of my frame I used starfish and shells from the collectables pack and the Sticker Book.  I used a die, from my own stash, to cut some ‘seaweed’ from a page out of the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.


At the bottom of my frame I used collectables and wooden fluorishes, which were raised on foam pads, together with two more pieces of seaweed.


Finally I used a phrase from the Shallows paper for my title.


I really enjoyed making this project and can’t wait to show you what I have made for my second project this month.

Until than I hope you can find some crafty time and I hope I have inspired you to try something different with the Uncharted Waters collection.



Love with Starry Night

Hello, Karen here again with my second project using the beautiful Starry Night collection.  Again, I decided to make another non-Christmas layout to showcase how versatile this range is.

Love Layout

For this layout I have used Kaisercard in Anchor, Modern, Magic, Miraculous, Astounding and Radiant 12 x 12 papers, Sticker Book, Foil Paper Pad, Rhinestone Strips, Deep Yellow Rhinestones, Kaisermist in Gold, Kaisermist in NavyDecorative Die Poinsettia and Decorative Dies – Festive Frames.

I started by trimming .25in from the bottom and one side of my Modern paper, adding to the centre of the  Kaisercard and spattered  Kaisermist in Gold and Navy onto it.  IMG_0429

I cut a strip of   Anchor Kaisercard  1.5 ins wide and used a border punch on one long edge.  From the Astounding paper I cut the strip with large gold spots and the one with gold stars.  I also cut a piece of Magic 1.25 wide which I added the to the left of my page and the card strip 3.25 from the left. The gold spot paper was then added on top of this.


Next I cut a piece of Modern measuring 5.5 ins and used the border punch, used previously, on both long edges.  To this I added a piece of Magic  (foiled side down) which measured 3.5 x 10 and stuck this to the piece of Modern .75 from the left.  My final piece of Astounding  was added over this vertically along the middle of the gold spot strip with a strip of rhinestones  Onto these I layered the Rhinestone Strips either side and a piece of punched paper from the Foil Paper Pad to the right of this strip. This was stuck to my page 1 in from the top.


I cut a heart, freehand, from a piece from the Foil Paper Pad and a smaller one from Radiant I layered them up with a Rhinestone Strip around the edge. This was placed at the bottom right of my page.


I added a 5 x 7 in photo to the left of my page with stickers from the Sticker Book along the right of my photo extending them slightly around the top and bottom, adding a Deep Yellow Rhinestone to the centre of each flower.


From Foil Paper Pad I used the Decorative Die Poinsettia to cut two flowers which I added to the top and bottom left of my photo.  As a final touch I used the ‘Love’ from the Decorative Dies – Festive Frames was used for my title.


This is such a beautiful range and I am really pleased with the results.


Karen x

Take Tim to Stop and Enjoy the Little Things with Workshop

Hello, Karen here with my second project using Kaisercraft’s Workshop range.   Although this is a predominantly masculine range I wanted to show the softer, more muted colours in the collection.

Take Time

For this layout I have used Chivalrous, Tough, Fearless, and Gallant 12 x 12 papers, Anchor Kaiserweave Cardstock, 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, Sticker BookCollectables and Mounting Foam Dots.

I started by cutting .25 in from the top and right of the Chivalrous paper.  Then I carefully cut around the saddle and front wheel of the bicycle at the bottom left of this paper. Next I cut the cogs, wheels and tickets from the reverse of the Tough paper, this was slid under the saddle of the bicycle and lined up along the left edge of the Chivalrous paper.  I only stuck the left side of this piece as I wanted to add foam pads later to give it some dimension. I then added this to the Anchor Kaiserweave Cardstock.


From the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad I cut the border from the page that corresponded with the reverse of the Tough paper.


This was added to the bottom right of my page.  I fussy cut the page with all the wheels, from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad,and tucked these, along with some wheels and cogs from the Collectables pack, under the cut sections on the left and bottom of my page, adding some underneath the front wheel of the bicycle.


Next I adhered two pieces of 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad, with bicycles on, together to ensure it was large enough to make a mount for my 5 x 7 in photo.


I cut this to 5.5 x 8 and adhered it to a piece of Gallant paper measuring 5.75 x 8.25.  I then cut a piece of Fearless which measured 7.5 tall and 8 in wide.

I built up my page by first adding the piece of Fearless 3.25 from the bottom and 2.5 from the left.  Onto this I added the photo mount – butting it up to the right edge of my page then popped the photo on.  I had some wooden bicycles from an old Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish pack – I think it was called travel, and I added 5 of those to the bottom of my photo.  The final touches were to add a phrase from the Collectables pack to the top left of my photo and one from the  Sticker Book on the right of my page above my wheel clusters.


I hope you like how I have changed up this collection and, as always, we would love to see what you have made on our FaceBook page.

Karen x

Kaisercraft DT Post – Great Grandad & his Motorbike


Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday for my Kaisercraft DT project, using the fabulous Workshop Kaisercraft collection. Today I am sharing with you how I created some Mixed Media cogs using the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish pack Workshop, ink pads and paint.


Workshop Collection: P2793 Tough|P2797 Gallant|P2799 Strapping|P2800 Handsome|P2801 Chivalrous|CT967 Workshop Collectables|FL654 Flourish Pack

Other: SB792 Chocolate Pearls|KC048 Mud Puddle Acrylic Paint|IP756 Ink Pad Gold Pigment|IP755 Ink Pad Silver Pigment|IP719 Black Mini Ink Pad|IP723 Vintage Mini Ink Pad|DD3342 Texture Cogs Decorative Die|CD606 Navy Card Stock|KM129 Navy KAISERmist|KM132 Gold Shimmer KAISERmist

Other: Texture Paste|Crystal Lacquer


I started off by painting all the Wood Flourish Cogs in Mud Puddle paint, it doesn’t have to be precise, it is like an undercoat. Next I lightly dabbed on random bits of texture paste, then left to dry for a few mins. The next bit is fun, adding layers of ink using the Silver, Black & Vintage ink pads, lastly adding the Gold ink pad on top.


I also die cut some cogs from the Navy Kaiser card and used the same process without the texture paste.


Now to create the rest of the layout, I started off by building up my base using navy card and a selection of the Workshop papers.


I LOVE stitching on my layouts, so added some extra interest by hand stitching along the length of some of the papers. Then started to build up my layout by adding layers around my photo.


I’ve added the cogs around my photo, adding foam pads to some to give height and dimension.


I have had a typewriter sat on my desk for a very long time and have never really used it, I decided to type some of the lovely sayings from the collection onto a strip of paper and added that to my layout.


To finish off my layout I have added a few tiny metal embellishments and pearls to the centre of my cogs.


I hope this has inspired you to have ago at Mixed Media cogs, this was my first time, it was fun so I will be doing it again very soon.

xXx Happy crafting – Chrissy xXx

You can download the pdf instructions here