March 21st 2020 – Merly Crop Layouts & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

With just about a week to go until our next crop, here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks and details of the Double Page layout that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used the lovely “Rosabella” Kaisercraft collection.

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In the kit you will get the Rosabella Paper Pack which includes 12 sheets of paper and a bonus sticker sheet, you will also receive 1 skein of DMC thread and some Kaisercard……and the usual detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the Double Page layout that I have designed, at your own pace.

Below are some sneak peeks & details of the Double Page layout which I’ve called Beauty is in the Heart”

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This Double Page layout features flowers and patterns highlighted in vintage inspired natural tones and also features three black & white photo’s all measuring about 9.5cm wide x 14cm high, It also features fussy cut flowers, stitching & some stamping, the lace border stamp will be available to use at the crop – It is from the “Rosabella’ stamp set, we do have a few in stock, or use the sticker sheet enclosed in the kit which has a doily border – you will need to bring your own butterfly stamp.  have also added detail using some black & red Kaisermists, these will be available to use at the crop as well. I have added my own black rhinestones from my own stash to the butterflies. 

Other items used which you may want to bring are a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is some fussy cutting on the layout. We will however have a selection of Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

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I have used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, we will however bring this item to the crop for people to use.

The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks of these layouts – and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new February & March Kaisercraft collections and the brand New collections from the beautiful Uniquely Creative including Wise & Free, Urban Garden and the stunning Tropical Dreams

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Extra crop kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them. The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits & snacks will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

See you all on Saturday 21st March 2020!!! at 10am (not before, unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very, very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

January 18th 2020 – Merly Crop Layouts & kit Sneak Peeks

Hi Everyone,

With just under a week to go until our first crop of 2020, here are the details of the crop and sneak peeks and details of the layouts that you will be able to create using the kit. For the kit I have used the lovely Everlasting Kaisercraft collection.

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For the kit you will get the Everlasting Paper Pack which includes 12 sheets of paper and a sticker sheet, you will also receive 2 skeins of DMC thread, an extra sheet of paper and some Kaisercard……and the usual detailed instructions with coloured photo’s for you to follow, so you can create the two layouts that I have designed, at your own pace. There is a third bonus layout which you can create if you like from the leftovers. Bring your phone to take a photo of it at the crop (as there are no instructions) there will also be a full image of it on the website and on the blog after the crop.

Below are some sneak peeks & details of the first layout which I’ve called All of me loves all of you

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This layout features the pastel greens & peaches from the collection – I have fussy cut the gorgeous white flowers, there are also lots of layers and colour coordinating stitching. I have added a few rhinestones from my own stash. The photo measures about 9cm wide x about 11cm high.

Below are some sneak peeks of the second layout which I’ve called Best Moments”

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For this layout I’ve focussed on using the kraft & cream coloured papers from the collection, with a pop of black and pink. The layout features lots of fussy cut leaves, birds and flowers, hand stitching – all this layered around the fussy cut lacy borders. My photo measures about 12cm x 12cm. I have also added “lippy red” rhinestones (from my own stash, but you will be available to purchase these at the crop you want)

Here are the sneak peeks of the extra third layout, if you would like to create it from the leftovers.

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The layout features fussy cut pale pink flowers, I’ve used one full piece of paper and the leftovers. There won’t be instructions, so bring your phone to take a pic – however there will also be a full image on the blog & website. My gorgeous photo measures 10cm wide x 13cm high!!! If you want to do the punching please bring your own punch.

Other items used which you may want to bring are a needle for sewing (if you want to do it) foam pads and a small pair of scissors as there is a lot of fussy cutting on all the layouts. We will however have a selection of Foam dots/roll, available to purchase in the on site Merly shop.

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I have used the WRMK Sew Easy Tool, we will however bring this item to the crop for people to use. Please note: If you want to do the punching on the extra layout, please bring your own punch, my MS punches won’t be available to use at the crop anymore. Similar punches will also work. I have used the MS Garden Trellis Deep Edge punch.

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The location of the crop, together with other details and future dates can be found on our Crop Dates page. We also have a crop/retreat facebook page, where you can see more sneak peeks of these layouts – and details of up and coming events and where you can also post your finished layouts.

At the crop we will also have our usual FABULOUS Merly Impressions Shop where you can purchase all the latest Kaisercraft goodies, including the new December & January Kaisercraft collections and the three brand New ScrapBoys collections

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Extra kits will also be available to purchase at the crop. Just ask Paul for them. The usual supply of tea, coffee and a selection of biscuits, chocolates, snacks & homemade cakes will be available throughout the day. You will need to bring your own lunch and your usual supply of crafting tools.

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See you all on Saturday 18th January 2020!!! at 10am (not before, unless you have been asked to help, as we will be very, very busy getting ready, please wait outside if you do turn up early) – until 4pm.  The cost for the day & kit is £30.00 payable on the day, we take cash and/or cards.

For anyone who can not attend the crop, the kit will be available to purchase the day after the crop over on the website. The cost for this kit is £17.00

See you all on Saturday 10am.

Happy scrapping, hugs,

Chrissy xXx xXx

Here are the full images of the layouts I created for the kit –

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……and the extra you can create, just add some black card

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The layout features the fussy cut pale pink flowers from the Bloom paper, I’ve used one full piece of paper for the base – the reverse of the “You & Me” paper and added some black Kaisercard in strips.

Chrissy xXx

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 10×11.cm 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.

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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 ~