Silly Selfies! with Fly Free

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with my last layout using the vibrant Fly Free collection from Kaisercraft. I’ve had a lot of fun with this paper pack and accessories and this time I’ve focused on the Collectables and the fabulous new gel & sparkle pens.IMG_0939 smallSo, I began with a sheet of Coconut Kaisercard, an absolute staple, and added a strip of Gal Pal from the paper pack measuring 13 x 29 cm which I faux stitched with a black glitter pen, to the left hand side. You can see the shimmer in the photo below, they are delicious!.

IMG_0922 smallMy photo’s were printed as a photo-strip using an app on my phone called Mphotobooth but you could always use small photos and mount them onto white card. I added a matt of Coconut Kaisercard and “stitched” this edge too.

IMG_0943 smallOnce placed onto the Gal Pal, I added other strips of paper  15 x 4 cm from the paper pack to the right. I doodled around the inside and outside edges of these using a combination of patterns using the fabulous pens in a variety of colours. To be honest, photographs do not do them any justice – trust me!

IMG_0925 smallThere are some lovely elements in the Collectables and I found these banners with fun sentiments which, after more “stitching” I added to the strips, raised using mounting tape.

IMG_0942 smallI trimmed a couple of flowers from the Collectables too and stuck them top and bottom, followed by some beautiful butterflies which have been shaped with wings raised using the mounting tape too. A little sparkle was added with the glitter pens.

IMG_0944 smallThe Collectables pack has lots of gorgeous butterflies so more were added to the left of the photo too.

IMG_0940 smallAnd of course beautiful blooms and leaves which I shaped and placed along the bottom.

IMG_0941 smallTo finish I ran another line of “stitching” all around the edge of the page and a copious amount of Hot Pink Rhinestones.

Thank-you for taking the time to read – lots more exciting things to come next month so don’t forget to check back in a couple of days!

Until then, take care,

~ Linda ~

Happy – Fly Free

HI everyone,

Linda here with another layout using the Fly Free paper pack.  These are so useful as I always want to use both sides of the same paper!
IMG_0876 smallI began with a 20.5cm strip from the bottom of Partner and 2 x 7cm strips of Gal Pal, these were attached top and bottom to create the 12″ square page – I always use my mat as a size guide but you can mount it onto 12×12″ card if preferred.

IMG_0881 smalEither side of the panel I added sentences from the Sticker Sheet which also comes in the paper pack making it great value for money.  All edges have been inked with Distress Ink. I then added my photo 10× with a matt of Gal Pal to the left hand side.

To create the journalling, I drew some lines in lightly with a pencil and ruler for a guide then chose a few colours from the Kaisercolour pen set – this is a beautiful rainbow of both gel and glitter pens that write & colour beautifully – and wrote either side of my photo.  Once fully dried – I left mine for a while to ensure it didn’t smudge – I erased the pencil marks.

IMG_0841 smallAnother advantage of the paper pack is being able to decoupage elements, so a lot of fussy cutting took place cutting out lots of the flowers and butterflies which I glittered using the Kaisercolour glitter pens – you can see above and below how well these work to add accents.

IMG_0842 smallThe elements were all then shaped and layered onto the page using mounting foam tape for dimension – again a very versatile product as it can be cut into smaller pieces to fit.

IMG_0877 smallOf course the little flowers needed to have sparkly centres so I used Hot Pink Rhinestones. You can see the dimension created above and below too. The roses above were shaped with a bone folder.

IMG_0878 smallI cut out more elements from the paper sheet and added them to the top of the page too and added a small sentiment from the Collectables pack.

IMG_0880 smallTo finish the page, I cut out the word “happy” from Bestie which I trimmed and embellished with a glitter pen from the Kaisercolour pen set and stuck across the bottom of the photograph.

Thank-you for taking the time to read this, please check  back later in the week for more creations from our lovely team.

Until then, take care,

~ Linda ~


Fly Free – Birthday Girl

Hi Everyone,

Linda here with the stunning Fly Free by Kaisercraft this month. Although not a new collection, this one is perfect for some summer sunshine and holiday photographs with its beautiful vibrant colours and patterns. I will be using the papers from the Fly Free 12 x12 Paper Pack.

IMG_0807 smallThis paper pack also has a fabulous sticker sheet which I wanted to focus on so I began by creating a frame using the many phrases & words and some Coconut Kaisercard.

sticker-sheet-fly-free-collectionWith a little trimming they fit perfectly, measuring approximately 14.5 x 17 cm.

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I also wanted to use the beautiful rose border so created another frame, approximately 18.5 x 21 cm,  adding them to left edge less 3 blooms. To the right I added the leave border, cut to size.

IMG_0791 smallMy photograph is 9 x 12 cm, layered onto Partner paper from the Paper Pack. I inked the edges with Distress ink – Seedless Preserves.

The larger frame above was taken from the centre of a piece of Coconut Kaisercard which I gutted to 3 cm from edge, to this I added a piece of BF measuring 28 cm square and a piece of Friend 21 x 24 cm. Both of these have been distressed around the edge using a Tim Holtz tool.

IMG_0812 smallBack to the sticker sheet and those beautiful butterflies. I wanted them raised from the page so added a piece of scrap paper behind and “de-tacked” (technical term) the edges 🙂 shaped with a Bone folder and added with mounting foam tape along the leaf border edge.

IMG_0808 smallI recently treated myself to the lovely Large Flourish dies so cut these from Coconut Kaisercard – an absolute staple for me – and added these bottom left. The lovely blooms above are from the Collectables pack, trimmed, shaped and raised on mounting foam tape, with a bow of crushed white ribbon. I fussy cut some of the leaves from QT from the paper pack and poked them underneath the edges.

IMG_0810 smallAt the top of this side I added a large butterfly from the Collectables, again shaped and raised.

IMG_0811 smallThe date disc above is another element from the Collectables to which I added the date and edged with stickles. The 3 roses I had left from the sticker sheet were trimmed and two added here along with the leaves too and one to the other border.

Finally a copious amount of Stickles in various colours and some Hot Pink Rhinestones to finish.

Thank-you for taking a look and don’t forget to check back during the week for more inspiration from the team.

Take care,

~ Linda ~

Live for the Moment with Fly Free

Hello everybody!

Emmy here whit my last post for August. For today I’ve prepared another layout using the amazing  Kaisercraft – Fly Free collection (available at the Merly Impressions online store). MI-Live-for-the-moment-web

To create my background I used Partner pattern paper, which I altered with Gesso and KaiserMist Spray Ink Antique Gold. MI-Live-for-the-moments-det-aTo mat my picture I used a slightly bigger dark brown rectangle made of Kaisercard Coffee Bean Weave Cardstock. The I created the layers under it using pattern papers from the Paper Pad. I ruffled their edges with Paper DistresserMI-Live-for-the-moments-det-eTo decorate my picture further I used die cuts from the Paper Pad and the Collectables Pack and fussy cut butterflies and birds from the Bond Gloss PaperMI-Live-for-the-moments-det-b MI-Live-for-the-moments-det-g MI-Live-for-the-moments-det-f

I even added a little pink butterfly in my niece hair 🙂MI-Live-for-the-moments-det-hAnd a lot more butterflies and Rhinestones Silver to my background. I embossed the butterflies and adhered them with Mounting Foam Tape.MI-Live-for-the-moments-det-c

To finish off my design I added die cut blossoms and a few paper flowers – Paper Blooms Hot Pink and Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut.MI-Live-for-the-moments-det-d

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

Have an amazing weekend!

Emmy xxx