Under the Gum Leaves Decor

It’s always tricky to use a range that is not typical to your area, like Under the Gum Leaves. But having said that I fell in love with it when I first saw the amazing designs and that Koala simply stole my heart. But that also doesn’t mean that I can’t or won’t use it. And it turns out to be a really versatile range too.

I chose to create a little Christmas decor tree that can fit into any setting around the holidays no matter where in the world you are. The tree consists out of snowflakes cut on my Silhouette machine, and i9n a few easy steps I created something that even the kids can make during the festive season.

Kaisercraft Products: CT971 Collectables – Under the Gum Leaves ; P2832 Gum Leaves
Other: Beads, Silhouette, Wooden Skewer, Hot glue gun

Cut several snowflakes from the patterned paper, punch holes in the middle of each snowflake. Then string them onto a wooden skewer with beads in between. Use a hot glue gun to adhere each bead to the snowflake.
I stuck the skewer in a piece of foam with a brown piece of felt as a tree skirt. Decorate the bottom of the tree with elements from the Collectables packet.
For the tree topper I added an extra bead and tied a tag from the Collectables packet with bakers twine to the top.
Sprinkle the tree with clear glitter to add some festive shimmer to it. And in a few easy steps you created a simple but stunning Christmas decor tree.
Until next time – I hope you have started your Christmas planning so long.

Technique Tuesday – Adding Dimension

Adding dimension and depth to your photo

Hello and welcome, Annette here, today is my day to share a technique, I found this a great way to add depth to an image by layering a smaller photo centrally over a larger one. On this layout I have used only two photos however I have previously used three to emphasize the fullness of a large tree. I hope you find this a helpful idea and give it a try.

Sand the edges of the photos to give an distinct edge
Adhere both photos centrally on top of each other with a piece of cardboard,
I use cardboard as it holds the photo firmly
Side view of this technique on my finished layout

THANKFUL…… The Australian theme of this range prompted me to design a page featuring our national flower-the beautiful golden wattle..

PAPERS: UNDER THE GUM LEAVES Collection: P2836-Wattle, P2831-Bottle Brush (reverse), P2829-Protea(reverse),P2834-Cockatoo,

KC PRODUCTS: Cardstock – Lemonade, Cardstock – Kraft, SK817-Sticker Book, CT917-Collectables, FL 658-Flourish Pack, F646-Buttercream

Would you believe there was a glorious wattle in full bloom hanging over the back fence and a blue sky above I was able to get a great photo without leaving home .. just perfect ..

Then gathering all my chosen papers and trimmings I proceeded to play ..

Hoping I have inspired you to have a creative day .. have a wander through the blog and check out many other projects created by the Kaisercraft Design Team using this terrific Aussie range …. super awesome. I you wish instructions for my layout which can be downloaded & printed can be found HERE

Happy Scrapping till next time …Annette X

The Greatest of Gifts

Hello, Kaisercraft fans!
It’s Lisa here today to share some Under the Gum Leaves inspiration!
When I received this collection I loved the gorgeous florals but I really wanted to create a layout not using a Christmas theme, this collection worked beautifully.

I have started by using Wild Flora as my base page. I have then cut, torn and distressed some of the other patterned papers to layer in the centre of my page.

I have then used pieces of the Burlap Stack to tuck into my paper layers,
with some floral elements.

I have then matted my photos on paper from the Paper Pad
and adhered them to my layout.

I have then built up some floral clusters for the corners of my photos,
using fussy cut elements and some of the Collectables.

I have then added a title and a Curio to my layout.

I have layered my matted title strip with a Collectable heart.

I hope that you like what I have created and that it inspires you to play today.
You can find the full instructions for this layout HERE.

Is there a themed collection that you like to use for something other than what is expected?
I would love to see if you have, please share in our Facebook Group – Kaisercaft Corner.
You may be featured in our next collection look book.

Until next time!
Lisa

You can find the Under the Gum Leaves Collection in stock now at your local stockist,
or online at Kaisercraft.

Challenge #10 – Folding Paper

I created this folded gift card holder using the Crafternoon Collection. I love folding quick and easy things and this one was so easy and super cute for gift giving especially with the Festive season in mind.
Design Team member Annette created this amazing card with its folded details. She used Under the Gum Leaves – the chevrons have folded ends and a rosette as focal point. How stunning!
And a side view of her amazing folding.

Now it’s your turn to create some folded inspiration for us. A Design Team member will choose one or two submissions at the end of the month and you can win one of our collection packs. 
For your chance to win upload a photo of your project to the KAISERCRAFT CORNER in the Challenge 10 Folder with the hashtag #KCChallenge10FoldingPaper
Please make sure you tag your entry and load in the album to be able to stand a chance of winning.
Thank you for playing along – we can’t wait to see what you create! Love Jowilna x

Merry Christmas with Under the Gum Tree

Hello Kaisercraft fans!

What a wonderful way to show off your Christmas memories with this fabulous range “Under the Gum Tree” – I just loved the elements and here is my layout I created with this gorgeous range

Of course I was in my element – as I just love fussy cutting, so I found this range just perfect for just that, including being able to add bits from the sticker book and the collectables – perfect way to to layer all these fabulous elements.

The background paper is the reverse side of the P2836 Wattle. I have added some splatters of Gold Shimmer Mist spray on the page. The strips at the top and bottom of the page have been cut from the P2831 Bottle Brush paper.

I have used leaves and acorns from the collectables, as well as fussy cutting P2829 Protea – this also includes cutting some of the protea’s out and layering these between the leaves. The pine cones can be found in the sticker book. Pine cones have been bent to give it the rounded effect to resemble a pine cone and adhere with foam tape.

I have finished off adding a bit to the top right hand corner of the photo also. The title is from the sticker book – which I have cut up and layered. Merry Christmas from our family to yours

Products used: P2829 Protea, P2831 Bottle Brush, P2835 Native Tree, P2836 Wattle, SK817 Sticker book, CT971 Collectables, KM132 Gold Shimmer Kaiser Mist

Kaisercraft collections can be found at the Kaisercraft shop here

Link to instructions here

Until next time, happy crafting

All Hearts Come Home For Christmas

Hello, friends. Donna here sharing my project using the Under The Gum Leaves collection.

PDF instructions can be downloaded HERE or by clicking the main image above.

KAISERCRAFT PRODUCT USED: UNDER THE GUM LEAVES Collection: P2830 Wild Flora SK817 Sticker Book, PP1077 Paper Pad, CT971 Collectables, CR217 Curios, FL658 Flourish Pack, KM132 Gold Kaiser Mist, EM405 Doily, T315 Double-Sided Tape, T303 Foam Tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue
Other: White Thread

I like how the wood background paper made the photo and the rest of the embellishments pop out really well.

I splattered some Gold Kaiser Mist to create a subtle background texture.

Here is a slide show of the step-by-step of how this layout came to be. Or you can download the PDF instructions too.

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I hope you liked this simple scrapbook layout I shared today. Thanks for dropping by and have a crafty day.

Cards and gift tags in display box

Good morning Kaiser Fans and welcome. Today I would like to share with you some Christmas cards and tags I made using the fabulous Under the Gum Leaves Collection. After I made them I didn’t quite know how to store them so came up with this storage display box. I really like how it turned out.

This box will hold 6 square Kaisercraft cards and 10 Gift Tags.

PRODUCTS USED:
PAPERS: PP1077 Paper Pad|SK817 Sticker Book|CT971 Collectables|

KC PRODUCTS: Weave Cardstock – Bark|Foam Dots|

The cards were kept pretty simply, for the background I just used some pretty papers chosen from the paper pad collection. I die cut a variety of white circles for each card and used some gorgeous pieces from collectables to decorate using foam dots to adhere for dimension.

For the gift tags I used a die and some card stock to pre-cut all the tags. I then again used some pretty papers for the background and embellished with a combination of collectables and stickers from the sticker book. The great thing about the sticker book is that the stickers are printed on some sturdy card stock so I ended up adding some baby powder to the sticky part and use them like any other die cut, just love them so versatile.

A friend when visiting one day spotted my creation and liked it so much she commissioned me to make some for her Christmas shop so I came up with an even bigger box. This one will hold 12 square cards and 20 Gift Tags.

You will be able to find the instructions on how to make this box here.

That is all from me today. I hope you like my creations and get started on your Christmas card list because Christmas will be here before you know it.

Until next time…..

Hugs

Hetty

An Aussie Christmas Card

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am excited to share with you a Christmas card that has an Australian flair, both inside and out! I will be using products from Under the Gum Leaves by to create an Aussie Christmas Card.

Kaisercraft Products: Under the Gum Leaves Collection – PP1077 Paper Pad |Cardstock- CD601 White |CD308 Bark |CD366 Jungle | CT971 Under the Gum Leaves Collectables |CS368 Under the Gum Leaves Clear Stamps | DD552 Nested Stitched Squares Decorative Dies | Ink Pads- IP751 Chocolate | IP735 Amber |IP749 Fern |IP748 Forest |CD509 Card Pack Square Kraft |EF299 Cobblestones Embossing Folder |SB711 Red Rhinestones

OTHER: Ink Daubers | DD392 Mini Christmas Foliage |Onyx Black Ink

I used three inks and ink daubers to ink then stamp these foliage images. Having a stamping tool made this process simple, as you can ink sections of the stamp at a time.

I used a variety of collectable plus die cut pieces to add dimension to the foliage. I also like to add dimensional foam between my layers so that I have depth and also places to add my embellishments to my focal images.

Below is a video tutorial which demonstrates how to create the entire card.

Click here to download full instructions for this card.

If you would like to purchase any of the products from this collection, be sure to visit your local stockist or visit the Kaisercraft online store.

Friendship – Under the Gum Leaves

Hi Everyone, Chrissy here with the first of my October projects. Today I am sharing with you a layout I’ve created using the fabulous Under the Gum Leaves Kaisercraft collection – I just love this striking collection it is filled with beautiful Australian flora & fauna.


Kaisercraft Products: Under the Gum Leaves: P2829 Protea|P2831Bottle Brush|P2832 Gum Leaves|P2833 Fauna|P2836 Wattle|KM132 Gold Shimmer Kaisermist

Other Products: Edge punch|Red DMC Thread

I decided to focus on using the papers with all the beautiful flora on them, I had a photo in mind of my daughter and her friends, the colours matched perfectly. So I set about fussy cutting all the flowers and leaves from the Protea & Wattle papers.


I used a number of papers to make my base – Protea (reverse), Bottle Brush & Fauna. I added a couple of punched strips top and bottom and some colour coordinating stitching. I love stitching on my layouts to add that little extra interest.

I love the Gold Shimmer Kaisermist – it goes beautifully with the colours in this collection, so used it on the base of my layout.

I added my photo to the centre of the layout then started to arrange all the fussy cut elements around it.

I added foam pads to some to give height and dimension.

This collection is so versatile it can also be used for your non Christmas layouts and projects – like mine. You can find this fabulous collection over on the Kaisercraft website: https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/

I look forward to seeing your creations over on the Kaiser Corner facebook page

You can find my downloadable instructions here

Happy Crafting!!!

Chrissy Tingey xXx

Challenge #9 – Sketch

Well its time for another challenge and this time we are going with a sketch one, its the perfect little blueprint to get your layout started……

To inspire you here are a couple of layouts for the design team…..

You now have the opportunity to show us your take on this challenge! Remember you can turn it around to suit yourself.

Or do you buy a pack with something specific in mind – we would love to see what that is.

Rikki G

You can download how to do this layout here

Lisa Amiet

I have created a set of 6 cards using the sketch.
I have also used the Under the Gum Leaves collection.

Annette Gearside

A Design Team member will choose one or two submissions at the end of the month and you can win one of our collection pack. 
For your chance to win upload a photo of your project to KAISERCRAFT CORNER 
our facebook group 
with the hashtag #KCOctobersketch
AND
add this photo to the CHALLENGE #9Photo Album 
(this needs to be done for your entry to count)

Good luck and cannot wait to see what you create.

Challenge #8 Winners

In no particular order ……

Maree Kerwin

Sharon Ann Brown

Can the winners please PM Melissa Kennedy with your address and what number challenge winners you are… thank you.

To see other entries in this challenge go to Kaisercraft Corner and look in the album section of the group.