Hello Kaisercraft fans!  Jo here with you today to share with you a layout created with the AWESOME Workshop collection.

I love this collection perfect for all the men in our lives.  Today I chose to scrap a photo of my main squeeze – hubby. 

Kaisercraft Products:  P2794 Dashing | PP1073 Paper pad | CT967 Collectables | CR213 Curios | SK813 Sticker book | FL654 Flourish | CS364 Clear Stamps

Here is how I created my layout.

First a 12 x 12 piece of white cardstock and add a piece of P2794 down the side.  I also stamped down the side too with the co-ordinating stamp set.

Next – prepare your wooden cogs.  I used some textured and metallic paint to give them a rusty effect.

These can now be glued to the side of your page.

Make a paper cluster from the papers in the mini 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad for your photo to sit on.  I also tucked under the cog sticker from the sticker book along with a doily.

Embellish your page with the die cuts from the collectables along with a couple of the Curios and your page is complete!

You can find the full downloadable instructions here

Until next time, happy scrapping

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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Technique Tuesday – Mixed Media Rusty Cogs

Hello Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday. Today I am sharing with you how I created some Mixed Media cogs using the Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish pack Workshop, ink pads and paint. 

Workshop Collection: P2793 Tough|P2797 Gallant|P2799 Strapping|P2800 Handsome|P2801 Chivalrous|CT967 Workshop Collectables|FL654 Flourish Pack

Other: SB792 Chocolate Pearls|KC048 Mud Puddle Acrylic Paint|IP756 Ink Pad Gold Pigment|IP755 Ink Pad Silver Pigment|IP719 Black Mini Ink Pad|IP723 Vintage Mini Ink Pad|DD448 Cogs Panel Decorative Die|CD606 Navy Card Stock|KM129 Navy KAISERmist|KM132 Gold Shimmer KAISERmist

Other: Texture Paste|Crystal Lacquer

I started off by painting all the Wood Flourish Cogs in Mud Puddle paint, it doesn’t have to be precise, it is like an undercoat. Next I lightly dabbed on random bits of texture paste, then left to dry for a few mins. The next bit is fun, adding layers of ink using the Silver, Black & Vintage ink pads, lastly adding the Gold ink pad on top. 

I also die cut some cogs from the Navy Kaiser card and used the same process without the texture paste.

Now to create the rest of the layout, I started off by building up my base using navy card and a selection of the Workshop papers.

I LOVE stitching on my layouts, so added some extra interest by hand stitching along the length of some of the papers. Then started to build up my layout by adding layers around my photo.

I’ve added the cogs around my photo, adding foam pads to some to give height and dimension.

I have had a typewriter sat on my desk for a very long time and have never really used it, I decided to type some of the lovely sayings from the collection onto a strip of paper and added that to my layout. 

To finish off my layout I have added a few tiny metal embellishments and pearls to the centre of my cogs. I hope this has inspired you to have ago at Mixed Media cogs, this was my first time, it was fun so I will be doing it again very soon. 

xXx Happy crafting – Chrissy T xXx

You can download the pdf instructions here


Something for the Boys!

Hello all! It’s Lisa here today to share my latest creation with you.
This month we have some gorgeous collections for you,
including the Workshop collection, perfect for the boys in your life.

PAPERS: WORKSHOP Collection: P2793 Tough, P2794 Dashing, P2798 Courageous
KC PRODUCTS: CT967 Collectables, SK813 Sticker Book, CR213 Curios, IT494 Linear Lines Template, CS364 Clear Stamp Set, DD3316 Texture Subway Decorative Die, CD606 Navy Cardstock, Ink Pads IP747 Denim, IP757 Black, IP744 Blue Haze 
OTHER: Cardboard, Modelling Paste. 

I have fallen in love!
With the Template, the Clear Stamps, the colours and elements,
well just all of it!

I do love a bit of grunge!!
This collection has it all. I have started with Dashing (reverse) as my base page.
I have then used the Linear Lines Template and modelling paste,
to make this background my own.

I have then started stamping with a few different inks,
and then I started to build up my page, using rulers and cogs.

I have also used the Subway Texture Decorative Die. I have die-cut these from both navy and white card stock. I have added these into my layers as I build them up.

As I am building I adhere more of the rulers,
more of the subway die-cuts and cogs.

I have used both foam tape and cardboard to add dimension to my layout.

I have then added some of the word stickers from the Sticker Book, sentiment tag from the Collectables and a Curio to finish.

I quite like how this one turned out. Perfect for my boys and their shenanigans 🙂
You can find the full instructions for this layout HERE.

Until next time!
Lisa xo

You can find the Workshop collection in stock now at your local stockist or online at Kaisercraft.

Boys Will Be Boys

If your anything like me, you have 1000’s of photos but you keep printing more and then you realise I am never going to get rid of the backlog – especially if your doing one photo per layout…. But then this situation has some tricky parts to figure out – how many photos is too many? I dont like doing double layouts? I like the crisp look of one photo on a page…….

Well I have the perfect layout for you!!! Something with a little hidden flip out book that still stays flat in your albums but you can add plenty of photos and journaling while keeping it crisp and clean.

From the inside of the book …. you can customise it to what ever width you need I did it slightly bigger than a 5×7 photo.

This is where the fun beings – adding all your photos and journaling I like to have all my photos touching each other it makes it look like one big photo and it stops that pesky trapped space.

Now to add some mixed media to the layout dont be afraid to stamp over the top of the die cut… I dont use a block for my stamp which allows the stamp to have less of an edge.

Now I just a brush to add my heavy ink….. it allows more control and less waste.

For more details on how to create this layout you can download the instructions here…..


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.

Challenge Corner #6

Theres nothing like a perfect collection…. do you wonder how to give it that little bit more …… well this challenge is for you.

As it says boast your layout or card with either or all of the techniques….. you can Emboss it, Gloss it or Glitter it – we must be able to see how you enhanced the work.

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

Rikki G

Embossed all the cogs and background with Embossing Enamel

PAPERS: WORKSHOP Collection: P2794 Dashing, P2801 Chivarous, PP1073 Paper Pad, CT967 Collectables, CR213 Curios
FL654 Flourish Pack

You can download instructions here for this layout

Hetty Hall

Embossed the Snow flakes with Glitter and Gloss it is the foil die cuts.

PAPERS: Let It Snow Collection: P2809 O’Christmas Tree (Reverse), CT968 Collectables,

Lisa Amiet

Glossed some of the Wood Flourishes and some of the embellishments
with Glossy accents on this card set.

PAPERS: Workshop Collection: PP1073 Paper Pad, CD509 Kraft Cards, SK813 Sticker Book, FL654 Flourish Pack, CT967 Collectables, Glossy Accents.

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.

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 #KCEmbossitGlossitGlitterit6
add this photo to the CHALLENGE #6Photo Album 
(this needs to be done for your entry to count)

Good luck and cannot wait to see what you create.

Challenge #5 Winners

In no particular order ……

Maureen Wood

Carol Loftus

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 put #KCShakerChallenge5 in the search bar. Thank you to everyone who entered.

Favourite Adventure

Hello everyone. I hope that you are having a great week. Today I am sharing a layout that is based upon the path and the story behind the photo. My cousin’s twin boys walk to day care which is very close to their home and this is the path they travel along. I have created a grungy interpretation of their walk using the papers and embellishments from the Workshop collection.

PAPERS: Workshop Collection – P2793 Tough | P2801 Chivalrous |P2798 Courageous

KC PRODUCTS: CT957 Workshop Collectables |FL654 Workshop Flourish |IT497 6×6 Designer Template Distressed Diamonds |Ink Pads: IP750 Chestnut and IP751 Chocolate |KM150 Kaiser Mist Brown

OTHER: Embossing Powder |Versamark Ink

I started by using a stencil and inking it up in random places to add some texture.

I have ripped papers to create the path, and added even more grunge by adding strips of ripped papers on top. I don’t glue to the edge, I leave my options open so that I can add embellishments underneath later on if I want to.

I chose elements from the collectables that represented learning, play and a bit of grunge.

I always read the quotes on the paper strips and this one was perfect. Twins have a special bond and this really connected with the photo.

Click here to download full instructions for this project.

To purchase any items from this collection, be sure to visit your local stockist or visit the Kaisercraft online store.

Happy Crafting!

Technique Tuesday

Welcome to another Technique Tuesday with my Jowilna. Today I am sharing a quick and easy way using your stamps to alter patterned paper and make it truly unique. Stamps are so versatile and by simply changing the product we use with them we can create a totally different look.

For my layout I wanted to use this amazing piece of patterned paper. But it needed something, so I added some stamped images embossed in white for an amazing end result.

Kaisercraft products used:  WORKSHOP Collection: P2794 Dashing, P2801 Chivalrous, CT967 Collectables, CS364 Clear Stamp, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue, KM130 Brown Kaiser Mist, KM129 | Navy Kaiser Mist FL654 Flourish Pack
Other: Versamark ink pad, White embossing powder, Heat gun, metal embellishments.

Start off by selecting your piece of patterned p0aper you want to use, white embossing powder, Versamark ink pad and your stamps.
Stamp the image you want to use repeatedly onto your patterned paper. Holding it up to the light enables you to see the Versamark stamped image, and prevent you from over stamping.
TIP: an easy way to avoid over stamping your images, is to stamp your image, sprinkle it with embossing powder, shake off the excess to reveal your image, and then stamp the next image.
Once you are happy with your design, use your heat gun to heat set the embossing powder. White looks amazing against any backdrop, and with its shiny detail creates a totally new piece of patterned paper.
To decorate my layout I used die-cut gears, brads, metal embellishments and rhinestones.
Use your Kaiser Mists to colour your die-cut elements to perfectly match your papers. Until next time – remember to pull out those stamps and create some custom papers, or alter your not-so-favorite papers to something totally new and amazing!

Best Ever Dad Scrapbook Layout

Hello, Kaisercraft friends. Donna here with my layout using the Workshop collection, perfect for the special men in our lives, dads!

For today’s post, I created a simple scrapbook layout of my husband and daughter.

Click the main image above, download the PDF instructions here

Or click the slider below for step-by-step photos and instructions.

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Kaisercraft products used:  WORKSHOP Collection: P2799 Strapping, PP1073 Paper Pad, SK813 Sticker Book, CT967 Collectables, FL654 Flourish Pack, IT487 Distressed Diamonds, KM 129 Navy, KM132 Gold, SB792 Chocolate, IP724 Bark, T303 Foam Tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

The photos I used were a bit colorful so I converted them to B & W to complement the blue and brown color palette of the Workshop collection.

I added interesting details by distressing, inking and using foam mounting tape for dimension/depth.

I like lifting or curling the edges of photos, die-cuts or stickers for added texture.

I hope this layout inspired you to create something for the special dads in your lives. I would love to hear your thoughts and any questions just leave them in the comment section. Thank you for dropping by!

All products to create this layout are available online at the Kaisercraft Shop.

Happy crafting!