Peppermint Reindeer Kisses


Hi Everyone!

Happy Sunday!

It’s Trudi with you today sharing some more Peppermint Kisses inspiration.  I just love the candy stripes, pretty mint green and pink and sweet reindeer elements . Super fun and festive!

I chose to create a snow globe design for my page:KC-Peppermint-Kisses-Layout

Kaisercraft Products: Peppermint Kisses Papers- P2811 Fun & Festive, P2812 Bright Baubles, P2816 Minty, P2817 Santa & Co, P2818 Ho Ho Ho, P2819 Under the Tree; Peppermint Kisses – CT969 Collectables, PP1075 Paper Pad


To create the background you will require 2 sheets of the Minty paper. Remove manufacturing strips.  Trim one 10″ x 10″ – attach this darker side up to the other sheet

To Create the snow globe:

Cut out a circle element from the plain area of Under the Tree 

** I used a smaller bread and butter plate**

Attach this to the centre of the page.

Cut a circle element (the same size) from the striped side of Santa & Co.  Trace around the inside with a smaller sized plate to create a frame.  Trim around the inside edge.  Attach over the top of the previously applied circle with foam tape/dots.

Trim the red and white spot strip from the Ho Ho Ho paper.  Attach this to the bottom of the circle to create the base of the snow globe.

Matte the photo to coordinating paper from the Paper Pad. Position and attach


Decorate the bottom of the snow globe with fussy cut Poinsettia’s from Fun & Festive and Ho Ho Ho.  Layer the floral elements attaching with foam tape/dots to add a little dimension.


Fussy cut baubles from Bright Baubles – attach one coming down from the top of the page:


The other peeking out from below the poinsettia arrangement:


Fussy cut the Christmas Tree and Deer elements from Ho Ho Ho paper.  Tuck in Christmas tree along right hand photo edge and the deer over the top.


Instructions for this layout can be found HERE

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Starry Night: Merry and Bright


Hi Everyone,

Happy Wednesday!!

It’s Trudi back with you today with another Starry Night collection showcase.

The foil elements and deep, rich toning’s make for a truly decadent and magical creative experience.


Kaisercraft Products: Starry Night Papers – P280 Daring, P2823 Magic, P2828 Radiant; PP1076 Paper Pad, CT970 Collectables, SK816 Sticker Book

The background paper is Magic and reminded me of the night sky with a million stars.  The night sky and stars were the inspiration behind the hand cut moon element.

Larger die cut stars sit behind the moon.   Around the base of the moon, fussy cut poinsettia’s from the Darling paper were layered with Collectables gold foiled flourishes.

Sticker elements, baubles and foiled stars (from Collectables) have been tucked in around the poinsettia’s.


Instructions for this layout can be found HERE

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Technique Tuesday:Peek-A-Boo Card


Hi Everyone,

It’s Trudi with you Technique Tuesday post.  Today we are going to be making a Peek-a-boo style card created with the gorgeous Starry Night Collection.


Kaisercraft Products: Starry Night- Paper Pad, Sticker Book & Collectables

Card Pack –  Kraft

Other: Circle Die and DIY Machine



Trim a piece from the Paper Pad 4.5″ x 4.5″

Attach to front of card. Open the card, lay it flat and position  circle die in centre. Run through the rolling machine.


From the Sticker Book, arrange 2 floral stickers near the bottom left hand  and top right hand edges of the die cut window.  Attach with foam tape.

Embellish the top of the die cut window with a gold foil sticker garland.

Attach a Christmas Tree Sticker with foam tape over the bottom floral sticker.

Attach a Collectables sentiment to the middle of the die cut card insert. Attach this to the inside of the card – position so it sits centrally in the die cut window.


Happy Creating!

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You and Me – Workshop Collection

Hello Everyone!

It’s Trudi back with you today sharing a project created from the Workshop Collection.    This collection does lend itself beautifully for masculine themed projects but I have gone for a ‘feminine spin’.  I just love the grungy tonings and mechanical elements and they worked really well with the photo I had of my two girls and the sentiment was perfect!

Here is my layout:


KC Papers: Workshop Collection: P2793 Tough, P2797 Gallant, P2799 Strapping, P2800 Handsome, P2801 Chivalrous, PP1073 Paper Pad

KC Products: Workshop CR213 Curios, Wroskhop CT967 Collectables, CS371 Grid Texture Stamp, DD473 Texture Hexagons, Black Ink

The base of my layout was created from Handsome and Strapping papers.  Removing a small amount from each of the edges of the Strapping paper creates a lovely framed effect.  Roughing up the edges with a distressing tool (or the blade of a pair of scissors) and inking with black ink, adds a distressed, grungy appeal which works great with the Workshop papers.  I also added a little random tearing around the outer edges of the Strapping paper and stamped detail with the Grid Texture Stamp (before attaching to the Handsome paper).


Background stamped details were added the background paper, again with the Grid Texture Stamp.  Randomly stamp around the outer edges of where the main design will sit.

The layers behind the photo were built up with pieces of papers and fussy cut elements from the papers Tough, Gallant and Handsome.

Attaching some of these elements with foam tape/dots adds depth and dimension and makes tucking the Collectables and die cut Texture Hexagons in around and under the paper elements easier.

A light covering of ink splattering finishes it off.

**Tip – cover your photo with some paper before adding ink splats**


Instructions for this layout can be found HERE

Happy Creating!!

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Believe – Let It Snow


Hello Everyone,

It’s Trudi with you today sharing a project created from the truly magical Let It Snow Collection.  The foiled elements of this collection are exquisite!  My daughter’s sparkly silver Christmas hat coordinated with the silver foiled elements of this collection beautifully.

Here is my layout:


KC Papers: Let It Snow P208 All Is Calm, P2810 Wonderland, PP1074 Paper Pad

KC Products: Let It Snow SK814 Sticker Book ,CT968 Collectables, Rhinestone Strips , Pearls

Other: Decorative Edged Circle Die 

All Is Calm creates the base of my layout.  I have used the part striped side up –  The reverse of this paper has lots of sentiments which would be perfect for creating Christmas Cards.

3 x decorative edged circles were die cut from a lighter coloured coordinating paper from the paper pad.  These  were positioned behind the top left hand photo edge, and bottom left and right photo edges.KC-Layout-Let-It-Snow-2

Fussy cut elements are a perfect way of adding detail to a page.

The foiled flourishes on the Wonderland paper are just divine!  I fussy cut a few of these and arranged around the photo.  KC-Layout-Let-It-Snow-4  I also fussy cut some of the pine needles and pine cones from the the front of the paper and added these along were the two pattern designs meet on the background paper.

An embellishment cluster was created with Collectable elements and these were arranged to sit over the left hand edge of the photo.  KC-Layout-Let-It-Snow-3

A few Rhinestone Strips hang down from underneath the embellishments, a bauble from the Collectables attached to the middle one.  A few smaller baubles were added around the bottom edge of the photo.  KC-Layout-Let-It-Snow-Detai

Instructions for this layout can be found HERE

Happy Creating,

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