Cards for the Guys!

Hi all–Deanna from Canada here to share a couple of cards featuring the new Workshop line!

I’m loving the grunge and distressing that this line has and think the stickers and collectibles are perfect for those hard to make guy cards.

Kaisercraft Products: P2799 Strapping| P2800 Handsome| P2801 Chivalrous| CT967 Collectibles| SK813 Sticker Book| CR213 Curios| CD343 Blueberry Cardstock
Other: Silver Foil| Silver Nailheads| Brown Ink

Help celebrate the special Dad in your life with a card designed especially for him–perfect for Father’s Day or Pop’s birthday!

I layered several different papers and added a little brown ink to the Collectibles to “grunge” them up a little more and tone down the brighter colours and I loved mixing all the different embellishments–Collectibles, stickers and Curios.

Adding foam tape to some of the elements will give you dimension and texture to make your layers pop.

Adding a bit of silver foil brought in a metal feel that tied in nicely with the masculine vibe. I also layered my stickers which is a nice alternative to layering papers–just make sure your elements touch so they don’t look too random.
Kaisercraft Products: P2794 Dashing| P2800 Handsome| P2801 Chivalrous| CT967 Collectibles| SK813 Sticker Book| CD341 Shadow Cardstock
Other: Silver Foil| Silver Nailheads

This card is perfect for a masculine Birthday or Anniversary card.

Again I used many layers of the stickers and adding foam to some. I trimmed down the 3×4 element card from the Handsome paper and made that the focal quote on the card.

A little more silver touches brings the card together.

You can download instructions for these cards HERE and HERE.

‘Tis the Season to Sparkle & Shine!

Let is Snow features the most beautiful shades of teals with a hint of silver

Happy day everyone!! It’s Deanna joining you today with two fabulous cards and I couldn’t be MORE EXCITED!! I am absolutely thrilled with this new collection from Kaisercraft–and it is dear to my heart!! I had the pleasure of working with Kaisercraft on this collaboration and it is so exciting to see it become real! Three years in the making (and begging!) and they made it look even better than it was in my dreams! I just can’t get enough of this timeless collection and know I’ll be stockpiling it for many future projects–it’s too pretty to cut!

Kaisercraft Products: PP1074 Paper Pad| CT968 Collectibles| P2805 All is Calm| GC103 Platinum Glitter| FC220 Gold & Silver foil pad| DD3343 Snowflakes Die
Other: Silver Dots|Large rhinestone

Teal is my favourite colour and I love all the different shades that are included in this line–they help to give added dimension to the papers. And of course they match perfect with all things silver–foil and glitter papers look great with these!

Layered snowflakes using the New Snowflakes die

I was super excited to see a brand NEW Snowflake die–a girl can never have too many of those in her stash! What I loved about this one is that you get TWO dies and they are the absolute perfect size for cardmaking. Plus they were designed to layer which is right up my alley–a pop dot in between makes the layers really stand out. I used the Platinum Glitter cardstock for my card mats but I did cut the snowflakes out of the new foil papers, which are a thinner weight and perfect for those intricate dies.

Here I used another snowflake from the new die set but this time I layered it with one of the elements from the Collectibles pack! There are so many fantastic pieces in there and these really dress up a snowflake.

Words are from the large 12×12 cutapart sheet–P2808 All is Calm

I used the 6.5″ Paper pad for all the patterns on my cards. The designs are a little smaller and work perfect for cardmakers. But I could not resist using the 12×12 cut apart–this is a carmakers dream!! I was in heaven with the huge assortment of festive words and quotes and the best part was the silver accents–they make everything sparkle!

Every 6.5″ paper pad features a huge array of diecuts and images in the back–ready to push out and use!

I always love little elements that add layers without bulk–these little tabs in the back of the paper pads are great for doing just that.

Kaisercraft Products: PP1074 Paper pad|CT968 Collectibles| P2805 All is Calm| RS402 Island Lagoon | FC220 Silver & Gold foil pad
Other: Stitched Rectangle die

I just can’t get enough of all the fabulous patterns that are in this line–snowflakes, diagonals and the always popular woodgrains. I used several of the collectibles on this card as accent pieces to frame my greeting in the center.

I like to use foam tape between my layers to create shadowing and depth–the same goes for adding the collectibles. These are usually cards that I hand delivery for those special people, but if I need to mail them, then I will (reluctantly) remove some of the foam tape.

I loved the Island Lagoon rhinestones–they were the perfect match of teal and really added a beautiful touch–doesn’t every card deserve some bling??

Once again I turned to the 12×12 cutapart for my greeting. This one I really trimmed down to make it fit my card. Each layer is matted with silver foil really accentuating the different patterns and colour hues. I also added a perforated greeting to the top of the card–these are in the back of your paper pad and are a great size for card greetings.

I sure hope you love Let it Snow as much as I do!! I’m so VERY grateful for all the hard work they put into this collection to bring my vision to life and I can’t wait to play and create even more over the next few weeks! It truly IS the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!

You can download instructions for these cards Here and Here