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

Blessed with Journey

Hi everyone, Denise here with my last layout using the Journey Kaisercraft collection.


I focused on using the paper pad on this layout, I started by using a sheet of Voyager paper, then cut a sheet of Snow Kaisercard down by one cm on two adjacent sides, then adhered it to the base paper.Next I took the Paper Pad and used three different papers to punch lots of flowers out.

I took some of the Wood Flourishes and painted them with some shimmery paint.

Flourish Pack - Journey Collection

I then used the paint to stencil through a Mini Star Stencil all over the White Kaisercard.

Once this was dry, I placed the flowers cascading down from the top to bottom in a diamond shape, and once I was happy with the placement I adhered them.

My 4 x 4 photo was matted on to two different papers from the Paper Pad and raised up using  Foam Tape to add dimension.


I also used some Collectables to embellish the layout.


I also used some Mini Paper Blooms and painted them to match.

To finish off, I added some Gold Rhinestones to the centre of the flowers, some of the paper blooms to the centre of some of the flowers and I flicked some Rose Gold Kaisermist all over.

Thanks for popping by and do pop back soon for some more inspiration from the team.

~ Denise~

Abu Dhabi with Journey

Hi everyone,

Denise here with you today with my first layout using the new Journey Kaisercraft collection

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I used quite a few of the little Wood Flourishes in this collection. These are really versatile little embellishments. I chose to paint mine so firstly I painted them with some White Gesso.

Flourish Pack - Journey Collection


Once this had dried I painted them with some Gold Paint



To start the layout I took a sheet of Chestnut Weave Kaisercard.

Next I used a sheet of Vagabond paper which I cut down to 11.5 inches square

Then I stencilled onto this with some Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink through the Direction 6×6 designer stencil.


I cut some varying sized rectangles from the mosaic side of the Traveller paper  then placed them in an L shape on the right hand side of the layout.

I also used some papers from the  Paper Pad to mat my photo over these rectangles.

As some of the wood flourishes seemed to get a bit lost in the background, I backed a couple of them with some black card just to make them show up a bit more.


I added these on to the layout then embellished lots more with some of the die cuts from the Collectables Pack and to finish off I did some splats with some gold paint


Happy Crafting !

~ Denise~

Celebrate with Party Time!

Today I’m bringing you a mixed media scrapbook layout using the pretty Party Time  Kaisercraft collection .


Using the Double Scoop paper from the Party Time collection, I  created a mixed media background by dry brushing Dina Wakely gesso and adding Ranger’s modelling paste similar to the Tim Holtz layering stencil. I then added Kaisermists Antique gold, White and Winter Grey with some additional Tattered Angel shimmer mist and edged the whole page with a Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap inkpad. I then used the Festive Quarters stencil with another Tim Holtz ink pad, Peeled Paint to create the pattern on the right.

Using the same ink pads I used the Kaisercraft ‘Crackle’ and ‘Flutter’ stamps and randomly stamped them over the misting and the strips of paper from the Party Time 6″ paper pad. I also used the Party Time embossing folder on some Kaisercard smooth White card stock and punched some circles and some strips too.

imageI then layered some of the hessian from the burlap roll in the lucky dip range beneath the photo. I matted the photo (of my Daughter in Law as a bridesmaid – 2nd left) on more of the white Kaisercard and embellished it with KC paper blooms, more flowers and KC wooden flourish bows that I inked with the KC Red Gum ink pad.

Using the Party Time sticker sheet I added the hearts, chevrons and zig zags and I used a few of the elements from the collectables pack including the ‘Smile’ title together with the ‘Celebrate’ sub-title that I cut from the Hooray sheet from the collection. I also punched some of the circle words from the Confetti 12″ sheet.

Cropped imageTo highlight the modelling paste I used the Kaisercraft Gel Pens to edge the raised parts and then to finish it all off. (I can’t tell you how much I love these pens..you should pop some on your Christmas wish list now!) Finally I added some coordinating buttons, pearls and Kaisercraft Sunshine epoxy stickers.

When I first looked at this collection I thought that it leant itself to birthday celebrations yet both of the layouts I have created with the collection have not been birthday related..it just goes to show how versatile it is!





Class of 2013 by Emma

For my second project of this month, using the fab Class Act Collection, I decided to make an easel card and create the feel of a blackboard with this card. This actually means that you can personalise your card, with any message that you choose…I added “Class of 2013” onto my card project but on your creations, you choose ~ the choice is endless and, you can decide what message you want to write!

I created an 8″ square card blank from kraft card to give me my card base to work with and then made an easel card from this card blank. I used the blackboard sheet of paper from the Class Act paper pad and matted it onto layers of yellow, kraft and black Kaisercard before attaching it to the upright section of my easel card blank.

I added some of the die cuts from the Collectables pack onto the front of my card blank, together with one of the “report cards” that can be found on the Superstar 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper. Next, I attached a piece of seam binding across the front of my card and tied it into a bow, before adding a button, threaded with Baker’s Twine. I then painted one of the cute little Awards Wood Flourishes using the Gold Adirondack Paint Dabber and attached it to my card.

Next, I matted a piece of the Fulfill 12″ x 12″ paper onto a piece of kraft card and then layered this onto black Kaisercard and adhered it to the base of my easel card. Using 3D foam pads, I added some more of the die cuts from the Collectables pack to the base and these will act as a stopper, so that the upright section doesn’t fall forward.

Finally, I took a white pen and wrote ” Class of 2013″ onto the front of my card, and using a black pen, I filled in the report card…

So, as always…thank you so much for stopping by and I really hope you have been inspired by my make and I can’t wait to see what you will create using this fun and fabulous, Class Act collection.

See you next month and bye for now!

Emma xx