High Tea Scrapbook Layout

Hi there

Elaine here again, this time with a pretty layout using the High Tea collection showcasing the co-ordinating Clear Texture Doily stamp.
imageTo start with I took the High Tea wood effect Biscuit paper from the collection and added a circle of small doilies that I stamped using the Tim Hotz Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I also mixed some of the ink into Texture paste to colour it and stencilled a rectangle using the Mini Mix Designer Stencil and the pre-coloured texture paste.

imageWhilst this was drying I fussy cut the coffee pot from the High Tea Cuppa Paper and several flowers and leaves from the Devonshire High Tea Paper until I had enough to arrange around the photograph. I then took more pieces of the Cuppa Paper and layered them behind the photo, raising the picture up on foam pads for dimension. I also stamped another small doily and heat embossed it, tucking it in amongst the fussy cut elements at the top of the picture.

imageI then took lots of die cuts from the High Tea collectables pack and the  6.5″ paper pad and I punched some tiny hearts from scraps of paper too and placed them around the circle of stamped doilies. For each of the flowers and leaves, I curled them around my fingers to give them a slightly more curved/natural look. The title to the left of the picture was a strip from the High Tea coordinating 6.5″ paper pad.

imageTo finish off I used pearls from my stash in each of the small doilies and I used the tag from a cupcake I had been given at the Afternoon Tea Bridal Shower that I was attending when the photo was taken.

It’s such a pretty collection..don’t you agree?



High Tea Scrapbook Layout

Hello all

Today I am so excited to be bringing you this layout using the stunningly beautiful High Tea collection by Kaisercraft.

CompleteLOWhen I first saw this collection my mind immediately went to scrapping photos of occasions where I had been fortunate to go to Afternoon Tea with relatives. However, I had already scrapped those photos and so my mind turned to less obvious ways to use it. Although there are lots of pretty tea and cake elements to the collection I wanted to show you how to use it in a non ‘afternoon tea’ kind of way. So here it is.. a wedding layout instead.

First I took the sheet of the beautiful Floral wallpaper embossed paper and cut it in half. I then took the Devonshire Paper and used a half a sheet with the embossed paper to make a 12″ x 12″ background. I then layered two pieces of Cuppa paper using both sides and staggered them like this.

Process photoUsing the Doily Clear Texture Stamp I stamped two semi-circle doilies with Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then fussy cut them and tucked them underneath the layers of patterned paper. I then took the Floral Wreath 6 x 6 designer stencil and used a dauber to stencil another semi-circle on the embossed background paper.

close up 2Next I took the remainder of the sheet of Devonshire Paper and fussy cut lots of clusters of flowers from it. After mounting the photograph on another piece of Cuppa Paper, I arranged the fussy cut roses around the edge of the photo along with two heat embossed small doilies that I had stamped using the same ink as before. I also added a Dusty Pink mini bloom and a Hot Pink Mini Bloom too.

close up 3I took some of the heart stickers and the title ‘Beautiful Memories’ from the High Tea Sticker Sheet and used the ‘Love’ circular die cut from the 6″ paper pad.

I then used Dusty Pink Kaisercolour Acrylic Paint and flicked it around the edges of the photo and also tucked some thread in behind the clusters of flowers, adding a few Soft Pink Rhinestones on selected flowers too.

close up 1All in all, I have to say this gorgeous, pretty collection is another of my favourite ever collections… again! lol

So, don’t think to yourself that you don’t have any afternoon tea photos to scrap.. jump right on in and get scrapping all those unscrapped photos you’ve been meaning to scrap with this utterly fabulous collection.

Have Fun




A ‘Pawfect’ Scrapbook layout

Hi everyone

Elaine here again with another layout made using the fabulous Pawfect collection.. just right for animal lovers!

imageFirst I took a sheet of Mocha Kaisercard and used the Rough Grid mini stencil with some texture paste to give it some dimension. I then misted the card with Kaisermist Antique Gold spray giving it a slight sheen.

Taking half a sheet of Meow paper from the Cat collection I stuck it over one half of the card. I then took the long blue looped sticker from the matching Meow sheet and covered the join with it.

imageI then arranged the photos, of my grand daughter and our three dogs, (that I had matted on Stone Weave Kaisercard) and arranged them on foam pads for added height.

I then selected sayings from the Ruff paper and placed them around the photographs layering them on the blue side of the Puppy paper from the collection and the Pawsome sheet inking the edges with a Kaisercraft Ink Pad in Bark. I also added  some heart stickers from the Pawfect dog sticker sheet.

imageTo embellish I used the ‘sitting dog’ and the ‘dog gone cute’ button from the collectables pack, a wooden dog, paws and heart from the Pets flourish pack, Natural Epoxy Stickers and I then die cut some hearts from the Burlap 6″ pad. For a final flourish I used a twist of Neutral Hemp cord beneath the heart veneer and I drew a line around the collectable dog using my wonderful Kaisercolour Gel Pens to accentuate it.

I do hope you will be inspired to join in..this wonderful collection is suitable for both dog and cat lovers as there are plenty to choose from both of the Pawfect Cat and Dog collections.



Hanami Garden Scrapbook Layout

Hi everyone.

Today I have pleasure in showing you a layout using the wonderful Hanami Garden which has fast become my favourite collection (I know I say that every time but Kaisercraft keep bringing out such great collections!) LOL

FullSizeRender (80)Firstly I took the gorgeous Cherry Blossom Kasa Paper and the Kireina Paper and spliced them together to make one 12″ sheet.

I then took several pages from the 6.5″ paper pad and layered them like this.

FullSizeRender (79)I then added the photograph which I first mounted on Scarlet Weave Cardstock and adhered using foam pads for extra dimension. I then fussy cut several pieces of cherry blossom and magnolias from two sheets of paper within the paper pad and made a large cluster to the right of the photo using die cuts from the collectables pack  and the sticker sheet too. I punched some leaves and butterflies and added Red Rhinestones for a little sparkle too. I then nestled some Fire Red Mini Blooms in amongst the arrangement.

FullSizeRender (81)To finish off the page I took several Die cuts from the collectables pack and the paper pad and added some stickers too and placed them among the layers of paper and above the photograph. The title is from the sticker sheet. The labels at the top of the paper arrangement are from the paper pad and I have added Cherry Red Hemp cord to tie through them.

FullSizeRender (80)I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my creation and hope it inspires you to join in too.

Elaine x

A trio of Party Time cards

Today I’m bringing you three very different cards yet all made using the versatile Party Time Kaisercraft collection.

imageFirstly I made this twist and pop card here for a male birthday.



imageI was inspired by this tutorial here on the Kaisercraft blog from their talented design team member Colette Mitegra. She gives a wonderful description of how to make it so do pop over and have a look!

I used the Confetti paper from the collection for the inside (using Kaisercard Duck Egg For the base) and the embossing folder for the outside and I used the hemp cord for a finishing touch along with the emojis from the sticker sheet, the banner and bunting from the collectables pack and some Sunshine epoxy stickers.

To finish it off inside I used some sayings cut from the Hooray sheet and more stickers and some collectables from the Party Time pack.

I was also inspired to create one using the same method, using the gorgeous Glisten collection that we shared with you last month.

fullsizerender-73 fullsizerender-74To show how versatile the Party Time collection is I used the 6″ paper pad to create this card too.

imageIt is a simple Z card fold..(easily found in You Tube) and I added lots of elements from the sticker sheet and the collectables pack set on white card embossed with the embossing folder . Perfect for a child don’t you think?

Finally I made this card using the pleat fold method (also easily found on You Tube) for the females in your life.

imageI used the embossed party time paper from the 6″ pad mounted on White Kaisercard and folded the Cotton Candy paper to create the folded central piece..(you need double sided paper for this) . I used the die cut scalloped border from the 6″ pad and added the sentiment from the collectables pack and the two die cut roses from the pack to finish it off.

It is rare to find a pack so adaptable for so many occasions so this collection has gone straight to the top of my favourites list!

Have fun!




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!





Party Time with circles die cut paper.


Today I have the pleasure in bringing you my layout using part of the Circles die cut paper from the Party Time Kaisercraft collection.

A walk in the parkAs soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to inset my photos within the circles (although of course it would make a lovely background mat too). I then set about choosing my series of photos (of my dogs, husband and my dear grand daughter Amber). The photos were taken back in the summer so I knew I wanted a nice summery background. The obvious choice was the fabulous reverse side of the 100s and 1000s paper from the Party Time collection pack with pretty bunting and clouds.

I then used more of the collection to fill in the remaining circles  and added punched circles from the confetti paper too. I then added elements from the collectables pack together with a few strips from the collection too. I finished with a few co-ordinating buttons and journaled on the banner from the collectables pack with the metallic gel pens that I love so much.. I use them ALL the time!

imageWhat a lovely way to use several photos!



Silver Glisten Collection Scrapbook Layout


Here is a scrapbook layout using the very pretty Glisten Kaisercraft collection with lots of fussy cutting, rhinestones, wooden flourishes and some lucky dip items too.imageFirstly I used a sheet of Coconut weave cardstock and painted it all over with a white crackle paint. Once it was dry I took the Shimmering Glitter Paper that is just oozing glimmer and glitz and pretty snowflakes. I wanted a margin around the edges so I cut it down to a 10″ square and layered it to the cardstock. Then, just to add a little more glamour (!)  I then took a Tim Holtz layering stencil and added a few blue glimmer paste stars.

close-up-bottom-silver-loI knew I also wanted to do some fussy cutting of the snowflakes so I cut a panel from the Shimmering Glitter Paper and fussy cut the snowflakes from it. I then took the photograph and matted it on the awesome Platinum Glitter card to make it pop and used it to cover the gutted panel from the background paper. The great thing about this glitter card is the fact it is a great weight and, best of all, the glitter doesn’t come off!  I then took another piece of the glitter card and cut a 3″ x  8″ rectangle and  punched more snowflakes from the right hand edge. I then added a full length strip of pretty, decorative, lace.

I then layered some silver paper doilies beneath the photo mat and started adding the fussy cut snowflakes. I also took some wooden snowflakes from the Flourish Pack and heat embossed them with Silver UTEE. I finally added a small cluster of the matching elements in the bottom left hand corner and finished the whole layout with additional snowflakes, glittery touches, pearls, white pom poms and silver rhinestones together with a ready made silver ‘Happy Christmas’ title.

three-picssilverI hope you enjoyed my post,


Golden Glisten Collection Scrapbook layout

Hi all,

Sometimes you come across a collection that really inspires you.. and the Kaisercraft Glisten Collection is most certainly one of those collections.

gold-layout……and in particular the stunning Glittering Foil Paper with amazing foiled golden stars.  I also loved the Glimmer foil paper with lots of starry lights. I first drew an ‘organically’ shaped Christmas tree and cut it out.

christmas-tree-templateI then added sparkles using the new, fabulous, Kaiser Gel pens and gold stickles.


I then ‘decorated’ the tree with a star from the Collectables Pack , some Honey coloured Paper Blooms.

Next I matted the photo, of my own tree, on some Coconut weave cardstock  and punched some stars on the border and double matted the photo on a sheet of paper from the collection.

I then took the gorgeous Crystal glitter paper, the Gleaming Foil Paper and the reverse of the Glimmer Foil Paper and layered each piece on more of the Coconut cardstock whilst tucking in a gold paper doily behind the layers.

gold-close-upI added some of the new Hemp cord and made a ‘string’ of decorations using several of the baubles from the collectables pack. I then added a star and a saying from the pack at the bottom and I made a tassel from the hemp cord to add to the bottom. I also added two strings of metallic hemp around the photo too and some of the small black and gold sayings from the 6″ paper pad.

I also used two of the wood flourishes from the Christmas Flourish Pack and added gold glitter to them. I then added a quote from the collectables pack at the bottom of the tree and added a final gold deer from the pack and another gold glittered deer wood flourish ‘prancing’ off the patterned papers. To finish I punched two sections of starry punch and added two strips of the black and gold paper from the pad.


Hope you like?


Silent Night Christmas Scrapbook layout


Today I’m bringing you this festive layout using the Silent Night Kaisercraft Collection.

imageFirst I took a sheet of Kraft Card and lightly ‘swiped’ white and gold acrylic paints gently across the page to alter the ‘flatness’ of it. I then gutted an 8″ square from it to use later.

imageTaking a sheet of ‘Making a List’ paper I fussy cut the Santa from the bottom corner. With the remainder of the sheet I cut it down to a 10″ square and used Antique Gold Mist and some white mist to moisten it and I then distressed the edges, rolling some of the edges into a V where I added ‘Holly Jolly’ and ‘Tis the Season’ stickers from the sticker sheet.

I then took a large doily and inked the edges with the Red Gum ink pad and added a circle of the ‘Sing Carols’ paper from the 6.5 ” paper pad which was also inked with Red Gum. I also added a circle of pine cones from the sticker sheet.

Once the cluster of silk ivy leaves  was added I finished it off with fussy cut holly leaves from the ‘Down the Chimney’ paper and added holly corners from the Silent Night collectables pack. I then mounted the photo on some of the previously gutted card and added it  ( it’s of one of my dogs enjoying a snooze in front of our fire).  I then added some rhinestones and some red stickles as holly berries and some red stocking flowers.

imageI then mounted the Santa that I had cut earlier from the ‘Making a List’ sheet on foam pads and added him back in his original location. I took several expressions from the collectables pack and added the ‘Christmas Memories’ collectable as the title after mounting it on some more of the Kraft CS I had gutted from the original sheet.

Finally  I took took some of the wood flourishes from the Flourish Pack-Joy and added red gum ink and clear embossing powder and added them in the rolled V’s at the edges with some more fussy cut holly leaves and berries.

Once I’d added the date I was finished. I hope you like?