‘Always take the scenic route’

Hello Kaisercraft fans! It’s Lisa here today to share my latest creation with you.
I have used this month’s Journey Collection to create this layout.

PAPERS: JOURNEY Collection: P2767 Nomad, P2769 Adventure, P2771 Roamer, P2773 Globe Trotter KC PRODUCTS: CT964 Collectables, SK810 Sticker Book, CR210 Curios, CS358 Leather Texture Stamp, DD640 Decorative Borders Decorative Die, Kaiser Mists KM129 Navy & KM132 Gold, Ink Pad IP750 Chestnut.

I fell in love with the gorgeous colours of this collection and the books, oh the books on the Roamer paper were screaming to be piled up 🙂
But first some mixed media on my base paper.

I have then used fussy cut lanterns, and books to pile up on my base page.

I have adhered different levels of book using cardboard for dimension.
Add in some collectables and a Decorative Border die-cut.

Another layer of books and some more collectables and stickers from the Sticker Book.

Lots of depth and dimension. Some more stickers from the Sticker Book.

Add in some more collectables and that gorgeous Curio!

You can find the full instructions for this layout HERE.
I would love to see your take on this layout!
You can find the Journey Collection in stock now at your local stockist or line at Kaisercraft.

Life is a journey

Hello, wonderful Kaisercraft friends. It’s Donna here to share my layout using the Journey collection.

This collection is perfect for those vintage lovers and travel-loving scrapbookers. Although I don’t really travel much, I have some photos that really matched the feel of this layout. Living in Saudi Arabia = desert. Lots and lots of it. I used an oldie but a fave photo I took from one of our desert escapades way back about 6 years ago.

I love the rugged feel and the blue and yellow tones in the collection. Even the cactus is a perfect accent to my layout!

Click the image above or click HERE to download the instructions for this layout.

PAPERS: JOURNEY Collection: P2768 Vagabond, P2769 Adventurer, P2771 Roamer

KC PRODUCTS: SK810 Sticker Book, PP1070 Paper Pad, CT964 Collectables, CR210 Curios, FL651 Flourish Pack, Kaiser Mists – KM129 Navy, KM132 Gold Shimmer, KM212 White, KM127 Turquoise, IP753 Licorice, CS358 Leather Texture Stamp, DD806 Cut out Patterns, GC106 Bronze, T303 Foam Tape, T314 Double-Sided Tape, T321 Acid-free craft glue

I started with splattering watered down Kaiser mists to Vagabond. I let it dry first before adhering the papers and embellishments down.
Tip: Try to splatter in different height from the background to get different sizes of splatters and/or you can use different brush sizes to get different splatter effects.

Use scissors or any tool to distress the edges of the papers and the photo. Incorporating different texture of papers like glittered cardstock enhances the overall look of a layout. I used a couple here die cutting a glittered cardstock.

Here is a slideshow for more detailed shots of the finished layout:

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That’s all from me today. I hope you liked my layout! Until next time…

Happy crafting,

Challenge Corner #4 Tic Tac Toe & Winners!!

Hello all! It’s Lisa here today with a bit of a challenge for you.
I have created a Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

In order to enter you need to create a project using 3 adjoining squares on the board.
You can choose a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line.
Just let us know which line you have chosen. Share your entry in our Facebook Group – Kaisercraft Corner with the hashtag
#KCTicTacToeChallenge1

I have created a sample layout for you using this month’s Journey Collection.
I have used my Kaiser Mists, Journey Clear Stamp Set and Curios.
I may have also used a lot of other squares, of course, you can use others also.

I love this collection, perfect for my travel photos.

I have used the Clear Stamps on my background,
as well as fussy cutting out the sentiments.

Rikki here with my take on this challenge, my block is – Collectables , Three Pattern Papers and Kaiser mist…..

Journey Collection; P27766 Traveller, P2770 Tourist, CT964 Collectables, CR210 Curios, KM126 Kaiser mist – lime.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge.
Don’t forget to share in Kaisercraft Corner with the hashtag.

So lastly, I need to announce the winners for our previous challenge.
We had so many gorgeous entries, it was difficult to choose. You guys are seriously awesome stampers!
The winners are:

IRENE KING – Who created these gorgeous cards

CORALIE LIZZY CRUST – Who created this stunning layout

Ladies if you could please contact Melissa Kennedy via PM through Facebook,
to arrange your prizes.

Until next time!
Lisa

Explosion Box

Explosion Boxes have been around for a while and this is a fun way to use one to document travel photos and memorabilia. Decorate it as a travelling case and your friends and family will certainly be keen to share what is inside!

PAPERS: JOURNEY Collection: P2766 Traveller | P2676 Nomad| P2772 Voyager| P2773 Globe Trotter| P2769 Adventure| CD651 Kraft Cardstock

KC PRODUCTS: SK810 Journey Sticker Book | IP724 Bark Ink Pad

OTHER: Brads| Hemp| Circle Punch| Corner Rounder| Eyelets

This explosion box has two layers which means there is lots of room for photos, journalling plus places to tuck in any small items such as ticket stubs etc that may have been collected from a special trip.

The sticker book offers many options in personalising the embellishments.

This project can use a lot of paper, so don’t throw away the scraps, as they can be used to create photo mats, mini books, tags and photo inserts for the pockets that have been created.

To download full instructions of this project click here.

To purchase any of the products from this collection, visit your local stockist or shop online here.

I hope that this inspires you to rethink ways you may want to share some of your holiday photos.

Happy crafting!

Adventure

If your like me, I take 1000’s of photos on my phone as well as my DSLR, one of the advantages of taking photos on my phone is the Panoramic photo, but I often forget that I took the photos and never print them……

Not this time, I was inspired to print and scrap them with the NEW Kaisercraft Journey Collection – IN STORE NOW !!!

And to make it extra special……. its a double layout to boot !!!


PRODUCTS USED:
 
PAPERS: JOURNEY Collection: P2766 Traveller, P2769 Adventure,P2772 Voyager,  CT964 Collectables, FL 651 Flourish Pack, CR210 Curios.

KC PRODUCTS: T303 Foam Tape, T315 Double Sided 12mm Tape.

If you want to see how this double layout was created download the printable PDF HERE

Journey mini album

Hello!
Today I’d like to share my new mini album featuring Journey collection by Kaisercraft. This collection is perfect for such type of projects I think. Album is without photographies, I’ll plan to add them lately. Pages are small, for all of them I used Kaisercraft dies.

Here you can find instructions for creating this project.

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Full instructions can be downloaded HERE.
All products to create this layout are available online at the Kaisercraft Shop.

Happy crafting!

Tatiana

Explore the Unseen Layout

Hey Guys… Kasia here with a fun travel layout. The Journey collection features some really fun elements, textures and gorgeous bold yellows and navy… oh how I love navy!! It’s a great collection to document not only your travel photos but your everyday adventures and life journey.

PRODUCTS USED
JOURNEY Collection: PP1070 Paper Pad, P2770 Tourist, P2771 Roamer, P2774 Meanderer, P2769 Adventure, P2768 Vegabond, CT964 Collectables.
KC PRODUCTS: CS358 Leather Texture Stamp, FL651 Journey Flourish Pack, KM132 Gold Shimmer Mist, KM129 Navy Kaiser Mist, CR210 Journey Curios. 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Use ADVENTURE as the background for your layout and add some texture with the texture stamp and yellow ink. 
  • Cut strips of various widths and lengths from TOURIST, VEGABOND (reverse), and paper pad, distress the edges and adhere to the base of the layout.  
  • Matt your photo with the yellow paper from the paper pad.
  • Fussy cut some of the book pages from ROAMER paper and tuck into the layers. 
  • Add some collectables and wooden flourishes around your photo and a couple of sentiments from MEANDERER.
  • Finish off your layout with a sprinkling of Gold and Navy Kaiser ink and a Curios.

Hope you get inspired by this layout to just have fun cutting up strips of paper and playing. It was such a fun easy layout to create and there really was no need for measuring which I always love.

You can download the instruction PDF HERE or shop the collection HERE.

Have fun! xx Kasia

Challenge Corner #3 – Use Your Stamps

I don’t know about you, but I love stamps! Kaisercraft is amazing at creating a stamp set to match each collection that they release, but you don’t always have to stick to the style, colour scheme or feel of a collection to create with the stamps.

These are a set of 3 fun cards I have created today using the CS355 Journey Clear Stamp set.

For this card I created the background using a rainbow of inks and then stencilled on some little arrows from the IT492 Direction Template. I then stamped the lanterns in black ink, added a little sentiment from the Journey Paper Pad and embellished with some black pearls and gold thread.

For this card I focussed on the Globe and words in this stamp set.
I first stamped the words all over a white background and then sprayed the background with the Black Kaieser Mist. I then stamped and inked the globes, fussy cut them and foam mounted them across the card. A simple sentiment and a couple wood veneers from the FL651 Journey Flourish Pack finished off this card.

For this card I heat embossed the lanterns in white and did some messy watercolouring. I then fussy cut some the heat embossed lanterns and layered them up on the background. I did use a couple of lanterns from the collectables and a sentiment to finish off the card and drew in string with a gold glitter pen.

So a super simple set of cards but sometimes you just want to get colouring and that is exactly what I did here.. and who doesn’t love a rainbow 🙂

Challenge

So today I challenge you to do just that. Grab one of your Kaiser Stamps and create something with it, using all those colourful mediums we all have lying around.

Post your entry into the Kaisercraft Corner group with the hashtag #KCStampChallenge3 in the post – and get some loving from our members. To have a chance of winning one of the two $20 Kaisercraft Online Gift Vouchers (where you can build up your supply of Kaisercraft products) you also need to then pop a photo of your entry in the relevant challenge photo album in the group.

Good luck everyone and cannot wait to see your creations.
xx Kasia

Challenge #2 Winners

Maree Kerwin
Suzie LaPume

Discover – Journey Layout with Terhi

Hi all, Terhi here!
I’m inspiring you today with a scrapbook layout made of teeny tiny small paper pieces. We all have those left over papers from cards, layouts, all kind of projects we’ve done. Well, this is one way to use all the beautiful paper pieces and turn them into a background of a layout.

Products: Journey Collection P2768 Vagabond, P2769 Adventure, P2770 Tourist, P2773 Globe Trotter, P2774 Meanderer, PP1070 Paper Pad, SK810 Sticker Book, CT964 Collectibles, CR210 Curios, T321 Craft Glue, T303 Foam Tape.
Other: Thread.

To create this kind of background you need only the papers, and different adhesives. My favourites are foam tape and foam dots, anything to make some dimension with. Start by cutting your papers to 1″x1″, 1″x1,5″ and 1″x2″, then start adhering the pieces randomly but straight on white cardstock.

Continue building the layout by adding photograph or two. if you take a close look to my layout, you can spy some really small photos there. They are same photos printed over and over again and used kind of as embellishments. I really like to colour scheme on the photos, and wanted to repeat it on the page.

You can choose stamped embellishments, or go with the easy way and add lots of stickers to decorate the page. Also, in the end of the PP1070 Paper Pad you can find many sweet ephemera pieces. I love adding them at this point, for example the yellow stripe next to the main photo is from there.
To finish this page I first added three curious, and then flicked some white ink here and there. Voilá!

I hope you are inspired!
Before you go, take the instruction with you and have fun crafting!
Terhi xx

Technique Tuesday Decorative Dies

Today I am sharing some quick ways on how to use your Decorative Dies creatively. We all have them, but I am the first to admit I don’t use them nearly enough. So I am always looking for ways on how to take my die-cuts even further creatively with techniques. Today I am sharing some ideas with this stunning border die-cut.

Kaisercraft Journey Collection P2768 Vagabond | P2770 Tourist
KC Products: SK810 Sticker Book | PP1070 Paper Pad | CT964 Collectibles | DD640 Decorative Borders | KM126 Navy Kaisermist
Other: Cardstock, diamante, thread, foam tape

For my sample card I cut cut of the border strips out of patterned paper. I adhered them to my card background and created a visual by adhering the two together with the straight edges facing each other. By combining the die-cuts I created an interesting background.
I then had some die-cuts left and decided to spray some Kaisermist onto a background using my die-cut as a stencil.
The die-cut is detailed enough and with the mist it created an amazing effect. I will turn this piece into a card using the entire panel with the border at the bottom as a decorative element.
I used the entire panel with the misted border on it for my card. A few sticker strips and circle elements makes for a quick card.
The fine mist towards the panel looks so beautiful. And unlike a dimensional die-cut this flat sprayed border looks just as gorgeous.
While spraying the die-cut, I also instantly add colour and change the look of the patterned paper I used. If you look carefully you can still see some of the design peeking through. But now I have a beautiful shimmery die-cut to use.
I used the sprayed and coloured border with some patterned paper and an element from my paper pad for a quick card.
The gorgeous navy from the misting looks simply amazing on this die-cut border.
For my next challenge I used my die-cut and some modelling paste or texture paste and applied it to a strip of white cardstock using a palette knife. Leave the modelling/texture paste to dry really well.
Once the modelling paste was dry I used my mist again to add colour to it. Now you have a beautifully coloured and embossed strip with detail. How easy is it to use your die-cuts as a stencil to apply dimension to your next project.
And here is a quick card I made with the stenciled border using my die-cut.
I love the raised detail the stenciling gives.
Until next time – happy experimenting with your die-cuts. Jowilna