A Trio of Mixed Media Tags


Elaine here again..this time bringing you a selection of mixed media tags to give you a flavour of all the exciting things you can do with your Kaisercraft collections and mixed media products.

imageTo make these tags I have used a similar process for each one and rather than describe all three (which would be an incredibly long post) I will describe one and apply the same principles to each. A product list will be added beneath each tag with lots of close ups. Each of these ideas can be applied to scrapbook pages, cards and, of course, tags amongst other Beyond The Page products too. 

In this instance, firstly, I took a tag and covered each with one of the wonderfully versatile Basecoat IV collection. I then used a stencil on each one to create depth and interest on each tag. On two of them I used Ranger texture paste and on the other I used ink through the stencil instead showing two different ways you can use your stencils. To get the coloured texture pasted I added a dab or two of ink from an ink pad (any of the Tim Holtz Distress Inks will work) and the texture paste to a cutting mat and mixed the two together to create the colour of my choice. (Just add more ink to intensify the depth of colour.)


imageOn each I then created a cluster of embellishments using papers and collectables from different collections and on one I added dies too. I then incorporated some fussy cutting from the collections where necessary. In amongst the clusters I added various embellishments including pearls, cheesecloth, Kaisercraft blooms, die cuts, burlap, twine, sparklets, rhinestones and even some of the pretty pink tissue paper that Chrissy at Merly Impressions uses to send your purchases out in..I even recycled some inexpensive plastic straws and some corrugated card.. it just goes to show how much of your stash and other products you can use when making mixed media scrapbook pages, cards, tags and Beyond the Page products too.

When I was happy with the clusters I took Kaisermist and sprayed onto my cutting mat and added water. I then loaded a very wet paintbrush and flicked onto the clusters giving a mottled, splattered, look.

For the more masculine ‘Brick Tag’ I used

imageBase coat IV Collection Backyard Fence paper, Brick Mini Mix Stencil, Corrugated card, Decorative Cogs Die , Burlap roll, Twine, Red Gum Ink Pad (for the brick stencil) Generations collectables, Daffodil Sparklets, Bronze Rhinestones, Storyteller Collectable, White Kaisermist


For the Indigo Skies Blue Butterfly tag I used


Basecoat IV Jeans paper, Stained Glass stencil with coloured texture paste (using the method above), Indigo Skies collection, (for the fussy cut butterfly and flowers together with a die cut flower) Coconut Blooms (highlighted with a light touch of Apple Kaisermist on a small paintbrush). Twine, Cheesecloth, Pearls, Button,Indigo Skies collectables, Apple Kaisermist splatters


For the High Tea tag I used


Basecoat IV Metal Panels (reverse) paper

Floral Wreath stencil with the coloured texture paste- using the method above and Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Ink Pad

White crackle paint (or any thickly applied acrylic paint will suffice beneath the cluster or you can leave this step out if preferred)

High Tea collectables, Straws, Pink wrapping tissue, Flowers and leaves from my own stash, Pink Rhinestones

imageI think these will look great adorning a special gift and I hope my tutorial has given you the inspiration to try these techniques on your own mixed media projects using the wonderfully adaptable Basecoat IV collection. Have fun.. and do let us know how you get on



Top Dog with Pawfect

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my final project using the gorgeous Pawfect Kaisercraft Collection.

Photo 22-04-2017, 22 58 50-2aI started with a real favourite of mine, Coconut Weave Kaisercard.

Photo 22-04-2017, 22 58 29Next I used the Dots and Dashes stencil to add some texture to the background. I also flicked some Olive Kaisermist  all over.

Dots and Dashes Mini Designer Stencil

Photo 22-04-2017, 22 54 19 (1)I layered some of the Burlap Stack under my photo together with some of the Kitty paper.

Burlap Stack - 6x6 Paper Pad

Next I embellished the layout using  lots of stickers from the Sticker Sheet.

Sticker Sheet, Dog - Pawfect Collection

Some of the Collectables were used as embellishments too. I wrapped some  Metallic Hemp Cord around the burlap to add some more texture and to embellish further.

Finally I went over the stenciled paste with some Bark Ink Pad.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the projects from the team this month and are feeling inspired !

~ Denise ~ 

Pawfect Scrapbook Layout

Hi Everyone

As usual, Kaisercraft have bought out yet another wonderful collection for all of us animal lovers and pet owners so I’m delighted to bring you this layout using the Pawfect dog collection..although it also available in cats too!

imageTo to start with I used the reverse of the ‘Dogs’ paper which is a lovely warm wood effect. I then matted the photo on the Pawsome paper and tied Metallic Hemp Cord around it twice, knotting it over the edge of the photo of my grand daughter with one of our three dogs. . I journaled on a tag from the collectables pack. Our dog is called Bella, but at just under two years old our GD can’t master that yet so she affectionately calls her ‘Lella’ instead. Lol
imageI then layered the lighter wood effect paper from the Cats & Pawfect paper and added some Pawsome paper and the large sentiment from the Ruff paper on the left hand side.


To add some texture I used the 6.” paper pad of Burlap Stack behind the Cats Pawfect paper and below the photo.

I then used several stickers from the Pawfect sticker sheet and added die cuts from the collectables pack together with some stars and dots from the Epoxy stickers Natural collection. The title is also cut from the Ruff sheet with the ‘Woof’ above the photo being one of the collectables from the dog set.

Finally I used a die to cut a heart from the burlap stack and another die to cut an arrow. I then cut a slit in the burlap arrow and slipped the arrow die from the collectable pack through it.

I hope all you cat owners and dog owners will find this collection useful..I know I will!




Happiness with Island Escape

Hi everyone,

Denise here with another layout using the fabulous Island Escape Kaisercraft Collection.

050I started by using Denim Kaisercard as my base. Then I took Mahalo paper, gutted the middle and cut a centimetre from each side. I then placed it onto the card base.

029Next I took the Rattan Embossed Paper, cut it down then used the Bubbly Stencil all over it .


019Once this was dry  I placed it on to the layout, then temporarily laid out some papers that I had cut from the reverse side of the middle that was gutted at the beginning and also the two sides of Aloha paper. 030I cut some strips from these papers too and matted my photo on to some of it.

Once I was happy with the placement I stuck them down.

Time to embellish !

I took a beautiful Hisbiscus from the Collectables Pack and gently cut around the edges to take away some of the white.

034I also fussy cut some palm trees and flowers from the Aloha paper.

042These were mounted on to foam tape. I also used some elements from the sticker sheet – the shells and the leaves along the bottom of my photo.040I cut a heart out from Burlap Roll and wrapped some  Mixed Hemp Cord Twine  around it to add texture and interest to the layout.

Finally I used some more elements from the Collectables Pack mounted on to foam tape to embellish the layout and also as a title.


039This is a lovely colourful exotic collection and I hope you have enjoyed this, do pop back for some more inspiration soon

~ Denise ~

Christmas Memories with Silent Night

Hello everyone,

Denise here with my last project using the Silent Night Kaisercraft Collection.

denise-20161028I started by using Down the Chimney paper which I gutted a 10 x 10 inch piece from.

I have had one of the Beyond the Page Victorian Frames for a while, so I decided to use it . Firstly I painted it with Slate Kaiserpaint then once it was dry I backed it with the holly side of Down the Chimney paper.

I took some Pebble Kaisercard, cut it dowm to 11×11 inches and stamped the Noel Sentiment into the bottom left hand corner, then placed the card onto the gutted frame from of Down the Chimney paper.

016I then stuck the frame to the card

011I used some kraft card to mat my photo, then placed the photo in the bottom left corner.

Next I decided to make a flower from the burlap .

Firstly I cut a strip approximately 8 inches long in half lengthwise, then folded one end over and stuck it down.

012Once the end was secured, I took a thread from the middle of the other end and pulled it up..

013It gathered up and once gathered, the two ends were stuck together to form a flower, it needed a bit of a haircut !

014I placed this around my photo with a pine cone die from the Collectables Pack.020I used some of the borders from the 6.5  x 6.5 paper pad at the top of my photo

027I also embellished the layout with lots of die cuts from the Collectables pack.

026Finally I fussy cut some holly leaves from the 6.5  x 6.5 paper pad and from the leftovers of the Down The Chimney paper and drew a frame around the card edge with a glitter Kaiser Gel Pen.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the projects with this collection and be sure to pop back from some more inspiration from the team soon.

~ Denise ~

Hard to Beat with Coastal Escape

Happy Monday everybody!

Emmy here today with my last summer layout (for this month, of course) feat. Kaisercraft’s Coastal Escape collection, Burlap and KaiserMist Spray Inks (available at Merly Impressions online store). MI-hard-to-beat-webFor my background I used Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock and Kaisercard Ballet Weave Cardstock. I cut off about 0.5cm from each side of the Coconut Cardstock, distressed its edges and adhered it to the Ballet Cardstock using Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided Tape.

I wanted to sprinkle KaiserMist Spray Ink – Aqua on top of the background, but I accidentally spilled a bit at one of the corners. So, I decided to use this misfortune and create more colourful and vibrant background paper. I spilled some ink at the opposite corner on purpose and sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold. MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (3)Then I stamped the compass from the Clear Stamps – Sail Away Collection with embossing ink and heat embossed the set using gold embossing powder. MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (9)Then I cut my pictures to 10x10cm squares and layered them on a slightly bigger burlap squares (Burlap Roll – 15cm). I used Mounting Foam Tape to adhere them to the background.MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (8)

To complete the pattern papers there is an amazing die cut paper available with the Coastal Escape collection – Woven die-cut paper. I took about half of it and sprayed it with a water mister.

TIP! Use a mini mister, for example from Tim Holtz, to wet the paper just a bit so you can shape it with your fingers. Adding too much water may damage the paper. MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (4)I fussy cut small shells from the Sea Shells gloss paper and adhere them to the already dried net together with Pearls – Snow to create an under the sea effect. Before adhering the shells I embossed them slightly with Embossing Tool.

To embellish my layout I used stickers from the 12″ Sticker Sheet matching the Coastal Escape collection. I outlined the separate stickers with White Gelly Roll Pen. MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (1)I also used die cut and fussy cut elements from from the Collectables pack and the mini Paper Pad.MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (5) MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (6) MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (10)As a finishing touch I added Rhinestones – Aqua and Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut.MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (12)

For my title I used the cut off strip from one of the pattern papers.MI-hard-to-beat-det-a (2)

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a lovely week!

Emmy xx

Time Well Spent with Coastal Escape

Hello everybody!

This is Emmy with another summer creation feat. Kaisercraft’s Coastal Escape collection, Burlap and KaiserMist Spray Inks {available at Merly Impressions online store}. MI-time-well-spent-webFor my background I used Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock and Coral pattern paper. I distressed the edges of the pattern paper and adhered it to the Cardstock using Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided Tape. Then I stamped repeatedly with the Background Clear Stamp – Fishing Net and Vintage Ink Pad around the middle of the pattern paper to create an extra pattern matching the colour of the burlap.

After the ink has dried I use Texture Paste and the snowflakes mask from the Christmas Quarters 12×12 Stencil to give my background some dimension. As a final touch I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – White and KaiserMist Spray Ink – Antique Gold on top.MI-time-well-spent-det-a (1)For the layered under my picture I used Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock and Burlap Roll – 15cm. I embossed the cardstock using Embossing Folder, 6×4 – Anchors and removed a few threads from each side of the burlap layer. To adhere the different layers I used Mounting Foam Tape.MI-time-well-spent-det-a (4)To embellish my picture I used fussy cut shells from Sea Shells gloss paper and stickers from the Sticker Sheet matching the Coastal Escape collection. Before adhering the shells I embossed them slightly with Embossing Tool and embellish them using Rhinestones – Aqua and Rhinestones – Dark BlueMI-time-well-spent-det-a (12) MI-time-well-spent-det-a (6)I also used also Paper Blooms – Sage and Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut in combination with pointy fussy cut shells instead of leaves and circles from the Collectables pack and the mini Paper Pad. MI-time-well-spent-det-a (7) MI-time-well-spent-det-a (10)I used stickers from the Sticker Sheet to decorate my page. MI-time-well-spent-det-a (3)

MI-time-well-spent-det-a (9)For the banners I used paper strips from the Water pattern paper and the mini Paper Pad.

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MI-time-well-spent-det-a (8)I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Have a lovely sunny week!

Emmy xx

Ocean Breeze with Coastal Escape

Hello everybody!

Emmy here today with a brand new layout to share. This month I have the pleasure to work with Kaisercraft’s Coastal Escape collection {available at Merly Impressions online store}. I love the colour palette of this paper line – not the usual summer colours, but so much better!

MI-ocean-breeze-webFor my background I used Kaisercard Duck Egg Weave Cardstock and Burlap Roll – 15cm. I cut two 15cm long pieces from the Burlap, removed a few treads from their side ends and adhered them to the Cardstock using Kaisercraft 12mm Double-sided Tape.

To create the white dimensional layer I used Texture Paste and Damask Quarters 12×12 Stencil. Once the paste has dried, I sprinkled KaiserMist Spray Ink – Turquoise on top. TIP! Leave the Texture Paste layer to dry completely, before adding the Mist. The paper may curl, but when dry will flatten out. MI-ocean-breeze-det-a (12)I distressed the edges of my picture using Paper Distresser and then I adhered it on top of a layer of Kaisercard Coconut Weave Cardstock and a layer of Kaisercard Latte Weave Cardstock. I adhered the different layers with Mounting Foam Tape.MI-ocean-breeze-det-a (2)I fussy cut the shells from Sea Shells gloss paper, embossed them slightly with Embossing Tool and arranged them around my picture. I used also Paper Blooms – Sage, the Collectables pack and die cuts from the mini Paper Pad to complete my design.MI-ocean-breeze-det-a (9) MI-ocean-breeze-det-a (10)My title and most of the quotes come from the Sticker Sheet matching the Coastal Escape collection.

MI-ocean-breeze-det-a (3)The large bluish quote I fussy cut from Water pattern paper, I inked its edges using Ink Pad – Vintage and adhered it to the burlap background using Mounting Foam Tape.MI-ocean-breeze-det-a (6)To finish off my design, I added Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut and Rhinestones – Aqua.MI-ocean-breeze-det-a (8)MI-ocean-breeze-det-a (13)I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Come back soon for more inspirational projects from our design team with the newest Kaisercraft products!

Emmy xxx

You’re Great – #Me

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with a layout made with the fabulous #Me Collection from Kaisercraft.

IMG_9916 smallI began with a sheet of Coconut Kaisercard and gutted the centre 2″ from the edge, followed by a piece of Brey Kaisercard which has been edge with a Martha Stewart Punch-around-the-page, deep edge. Once done I gutted the centre 3″ from the white edge. A frame of Licorice Kaisercard was last, measuring 8 3/4″ square and gutted to 1″.

IMG_9911 smallLots of gutting there but it saves cardstock and makes the pages lighter. Next came a square cut from Goals keeping the floral pattern on the left. Faux stitching was added to the edge with a Black Micron Pen.

IMG_9912 smallMy photograph was trimmed to 3 x 6″ and mounted onto the left over Licorice Kaisercard, along with a piece from the reverse of Goals (grid) and a message cut from Encourage which I raised on mounting foam. Tabs were added from the Sticker Sheet top right and bottom left.

IMG_9913 smallI made the flowers using Burlap ribbon and a Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die. I shaped them the same way as I did roses previously and included a layer of white mesh. The smaller blooms have a button stitched through and the whole thing is glued together.

IMG_9914 smallOnce in place, I added some foliage cut with another Sizzix die, made some smaller roses with paper from The Paper Pad and punched some daisies and leaves. I used the cut-off strip from goals to add a row of hearts too. Then, back to the Micron Pen and a White Gel Pen to add stitching to the foliage. Lastly, some Black Rhinestones dotted around to add flower centres and accents.

Check back later for more inspiration from the team, until then,

Take care

~ Linda ~

# Me

Hello everyone,

Denise here with a layout using the gorgeous #Me Kaisercraft Collection, which was such fun to use.

denise-20160217I started off using Licorice 12 x 12  cardstock . I then used the Notes Die Cut Paper by cutting it down to 11 x 11 and scruffing  the top bits up then placing it onto the black background card. Next I took the Achievement paper – I really didn’t want to cut into it as I loved it so much and it has a beautiful black and white polka dot pattern on the other side which I wanted to use too! I cut this down to 5 x 11 and stuck it onto the middle of the notes paper. I then matted my  photo on to a piece of black patterned paper from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and placed it onto the layout. I cut  the manufacturer’s strip from the bottom of Belief paper with the wording across as I loved the sentiments , be kind, stay humble, smile often and placed this across the layout under the photo.

Then it was time to start adding all the bits…

#Me Collection 008This collection has such a good mix of papers and I couldn’t resist the urge to colour in some of the doodles, it was very relaxing after the layout was nearly finished to just colour in some of the elements. Kaisercraft do their own fabulous range of Gel Pens, which are ideal for this.

#Me Collection 010I added a cut out Burlap Butterfly – and black Rhinestones  were then added to the middle of the the flowers. The #me & Limited Edition and Love Life sentiments were die cuts from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad.

Don’t forget to pop back to see some amazing creations from the Design Team very soon

~ Denise ~