Flashback Friday – Two Souls Collection

This stunning Collection has been used to create Wedding Invitations, Christening Announcements, and Wedding Albums due to its soft tones.
We have found some gorgeous layouts created by Denise Holmes,
shared in our Facebook Group – Kaisercraft Corner, that we would like to feature.

Denise Holmes has created this beautiful layout for her middle son’s Wedding,
using the Two Souls collection.
Denise used a black and white photo which blends perfectly with the muted tones of this Collection.

Here is a little of what Denise had to say about what inspired her to create these gorgeous layout.

“I was inspired by the beautiful tones of the collection together with the lace and flowers which went perfectly with wedding photos. I loved the splashes of green in the collection too. The lace on the papers echoed the brides dress in my layout..’

“The flowers from the collectibles were just beautiful to cluster together as embellishments on this layout. I inked through just the dress of the stencil with green ink to go frame the layout.”

I am in love with this layout. I really like how Denise has created the wreath on her layout, using a mix of the Collectables, Stickers and those gorgeous Curios.

If you would like your project to be featured on the Kaisercraft Blog, all you need to do is share your creations in our Facebook Group – Kaisercraft Corner.
We are always on the lookout for projects from our members to be featured.

I hope you have enjoyed looking back on this collection with us!
Until next time!

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

Flashback Friday – Paisley Days

Hello all! It’s Lisa here today to reminisce with you.
Today we are looking back on the Paisley Days collection.
I fell in love with the gorgeous florals and colours in
this collection, as did many of you.

So we would like to share with you a couple of our favourite projects,
created by our awesome Kasiercraft fans,
and shared in our Facebook Group Kaisercraft Corner.

Paisley Days Collection: P2737 Good Vibes, P2734 Soul, P2731 Gypsy, P1066 Paper Pad, CT959 Collectables, Pearls SB716 Blush & SB793 Black, Rhinestones SB712 Deep Yellow.

This gorgeous layout was created by Karen Moss.
I love how she has used the papers to create multiple frames and the gorgeous clusters of flowers.
Here is a little about what inspired Karen to create this layout.

“I loved the framing effect of the Good Vibes paper, so I removed the centre of the 12 x 12 piece,
and added the small frame from the paper pad.
The little Polaroid frames were perfect to hold my photo and to embellish.
It is such a bright and happy range that I chose a bright and happy photo of my husband and I, our daughter and her partner and our two dogs to compliment it.
The Collectables made it so easy to add the finishing touches.”

Thank you so much Karen for sharing your gorgeous layout!

The next layout that caught my eye was one from Gwen Wruck.
Gwen has created a layout dedicated to that special place in all of our hearts….. her scrap room!!

Paisley Days Collection: P2732 Smiles, P2736 Groovy, SK806 Sticker Book,
CT959 Collectables, CR206 Curios.

I love all that clean white space with gorgeous colours and florals.
I also like how Gwen has used the papers from the collection to back the cut file,
that she has used for her title.
Here is a little about what inspired Gwen.

“I have been meaning to document my scrap space for years now.
As soon I saw this pretty collection I knew it would be the perfect match for my photos.
I just love all of the florals and those pastel colours.”

Thank you so much for sharing your layout Gwen, we love it!

So don’t forget if you would like to see your layout featured here on the Kaisercraft Blog,
all you need to do is keep creating and share your projects in our Facebook Group.
You can also find lots of challenges, chances to win prizes,
and best of all you will find inspiration and support from some wonderful scrapbookers!

Until next time!
Lisa

Technique Tuesday Sticker Book Tips

Welcome to today’s Technique Tuesday. Today I am sharing some tips on how I maximize my Sticker Books. I totally love these new sticker books and want to use every single bit of them.

PRODUCTS USED
PAPERS: WITH LOVE Collection: P2748 Just For You, P2750 A Note to Say; P2751 Best Wishes; P2752 Sending Love;
P2754 Hugs & Kisses, P2756 All My Love
KC PRODUCTS: Β SK808 Sticker Book; CT961 Collectables
For these quick and easy gift and Birthday Tags I used my sticker book to the max.
step 1 – Once you remove the sticker strips, you are left with these thin little strips that are totally workable.
step 2 – I adhered some strips to my tag bases to create the background. You can also use patterned paper for your background and adhere the strips.
step 3 – Then adhere these thin strips to create a decorative look.
step 4 – Decorate and add some more stickers to dress up your tags.
See how easy it is to dress up and create fun borders with these sticker strips that actually create borders for the word strips.
Make the most of your sticker book and use every inch of it.
Until next time – happy sticking! Jowilna

Technique Tuesday…..

Good morning how are you? Its Tuesday !!! And you know what that means? Technique Tuesday and today we are here to show you what you can do with sthe NEW Antiquities collections show casing the stunning P2746 Precious.

P2746 Precious

Make Life Wonderful – Layout By Rikki G

PAPERS: ANTIQUITIES CollectionP2746 Precious, CT960 Collectables, CR207 Curios.

KC PRODUCTS: CD301 Snow Cardstock, T303 Foam Tape, T315 Double Sided 12mm Tape.

Step 1: Remove frame from the background and distress the inner edges of the frame and stick to cardstock.

Step 2: **** With this step its best to work and stick with individual numbers…..

Cut each number out and distress the edges – when sticking back in the frame use foam tape on alternative numbers…..

Step 3: Finish off the layout with photo and Collectables …. dont forget the NEW Curios for the finishing touch.

Technique Tuesday – Feature Frames

Hello Kaisercraft fans!
It’s Technique Tuesday and it’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you!
I have a layout to share that I have created using the Antiquities Collection.

PAPERS: ANTIQUITIES Collection: P2740 One of a Kind, P2741 Limited Edition, P2743 Antique, P2744 Valuable, P2745 Treasured, P2746 Precious, P2747 Beloved
KC PRODUCTS: CT960 Collectables, SK807 Sticker Book, CS352 Clear Stamp, FL648 Flourish Pack, IT493 Distressed Dots Template, DD632 Ornate Layered Bracket Decorative Die, Kaisermists KM122 Yellow, KM129 Navy, Ink Pads IP757 Black & IP747 Denim, Paper Bloom F630 Iceberg, SB789 Pearls Chino.

The technique that I would like to share with you today,
is using different papers to frame your layout.
The Antiquities collection has some fabulous papers that are perfect for this.

To start I have used the ‘One of a Kind’ (reverse) as my base page.
I have added some mixed media using the ‘Distressed Dots’ Template.
I have also used the ‘Grunged Paint’ Texture Stamp and the Clear Stamp Set,
to stamp randomly over my page.

When framing my layout I like to use colours that contrast with my base paper.
The Antiquities Collections has a patterned paper, ‘Precious’, that already has a timber frame.
This was perfect for one level of my frame. For the inner frame I chose ‘Antique’ (reverse).

I have adhered the yellow frame to the base paper first.
I have then used foam tape to adhere the wood frame to the page.

Adding fussy cut flowers, from ‘Treasured’ to layer with the frames help add more depth to your page. I have used some in between the two frames and some on the outer frame.
I have then started to build up my page.

I have then used some of the ‘Collectables’ and fussy cut flowers from the papers to build up my layers. I have also used half of an ‘Ornate Layered Bracket’ Decorative Die.
I have then built up pieces of distressed patterned papers to matt my photo.

Some more collectables, Stickers and flowers to finish.
Then I have added some ‘Chino Pearls’ to the centre of my frame flowers.

I hope you like what I have created.
You can find the full instructions for this layout HERE.
I would LOVE to see how you use this technique on a project of yours,
so please share in our Facebook Group – Kaisercraft Corner.

You can find the Antiquities Collection in stock now at your local stockist or
online at Kaisercraft.

Flashback Friday – Breathe

Breathe was the second collection released in March and there have been some great projects that we seen shared our the Kaisercraft corner. When searching them these ones took our eye and then saw they were all by the lovely Roxanne Smith. She didn’t just share one but two singles and a double. What an awesome effort and great layouts, that we hope inspires you to have a play with this collection. Thanks so much for sharing your creations with us Roxanne.

A few words from Roxanne:
I am totally in love with the blue papers and quotes of the Kaisercraft Breathe Collection! I managed to create three layouts using just these papers with complementary touch of the pinks. The inspiration behind this double layout was the bold but symmetrical of the Joyful Days paper. I incorporated this symmetry into the double layout and embellished with the gorgeous flowers from the Efflorescence paper. The quotes from the Clear Skies paper and some silver glitter cardstock then highlighted the angelic photos I have used.Β I absolutely loved using this collection πŸ’™

Finished my first page with the Kaisercraft Breathe Collection πŸ’™πŸ–€. I was trying to keep everything at angles until I added the blue Oxide Ink πŸ˜‚ then it just turned to a typical “boy” page πŸ˜‚. – Roxanne

I am very excited to get a second layout done while still in the release month for this collection πŸ˜. I didn’t like the pink in this collection very much to begin with until I feel in love with the large saying I used in this layout. Then I came to enjoy the pink highlights πŸ’Ÿ. They will even feature in my next layout with this collection πŸ€­. -Roxanne

Made it to a third layout in a month with a current collection πŸ˜. I created this double layout using the Kaisercraft Breathe collection. I just love the blues of this collection and touches of pinkπŸ’—. I also added some silver glitter stock to highlight the angelic photos πŸΆπŸ‘Ό. I love my new photo model too!

You have every reason to be proud of yourself Roxanne as the projects you have shared are gorgeous projects that you have created.

Thank you for being an active part of our KAISERCRAFT CORNER community.

Technique Tuesday – Framing

Hello all! It’s Lisa here today with you to share a layout that I have created using the
gorgeous With Love collection.

I fell in love with the stunning gold frames that were a part of the HUGS & KISSES paper.

I really wanted to use them for my layout, so I have fussy cut them out and layered them.

PAPERS: WITH LOVE Collection: P2748 Just for You, P2749 Someone Special, P2752 Sending Love, P2754 Hugs & Kisses, P2755 Just Because, P2756 All my Love.
KC PRODUCTS:  SK808 Sticker Book, CT961 Coloured Collectables, CS353 Clear Stamps, Ink Pads IP740 Cotton Candy, IP739 Flamingo & IP753 Licorice. OTHER:Cardboard

I have first started with the black damask paper (JUST FOR YOU reverse) for my base as I really wanted the gold and bright colours to pop off my page.

I have started by cutting out the large aqua and gold frame, I have backed it with HUGS & KISSES (reverse). I have then cut out the large pink and gold square frame and backed it with ALL MY LOVE (reverse). Lastly, I have cut the pink and gold round circle frame and backed it with SOMEONE SPECIAL (reverse). I have then layered and adhered these on my base page.

I have then fussy cut floral clusters from SENDING LOVE and
tucked them into my layers of frames.

I have then fussy cut the two black and gold frames, raised with cardboard and foam tape for added dimension. The smaller frame is for my photo.
I have then added more floral clusters tucked into my layers.

For my corner cluster I have used the centre from the aqua frames, which I have tucked florals behind. I have then layered it with a sentiment from the Collectables.

I have then added another small pink and gold frame cut from HUGS & KISSES and layered it with a banner sticker from the Sticker Book.
To finish I have added some tri-coloured butterflies I have stamped using the Clear Stamps.


You can find the full instructions for this layout HERE.
I hope you like how I have used these frames to build my layout.

Until next time
Lisa

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

Flashback Friday – Greenhouse

In March we released the collection Greenhouse collection which featured all those beautiful succulents that you can fussy cut and layer.

As it’s Friday and almost the start of our weekends (for many of us), we thought that you may want a little more inspiration on how you use up some of those new collections you have purchased and stashed away.

Each Friday, myself or one of our design team will trawl back through the archives of our Facebook Group – “Kaisercraft Corner” and see what takes our eye from past collections and share with you.
So peeps, if you would love your creations shared here on our blog, make sure anything you create using our new collections is shared to this page so we can all see it – and next time you may see your work featured here in one of our “Flashbacks”. Even if you don’t get featured – the group is a great community to share in your love of the Kaisercraft brand and be inspired.

I hope you enjoy the gorgeous eye candy below as much as we have.

The following double layouts are ones that Michelle Van Wyk has created. She has a kit club in South Africa that she runs with her friend Jenny – The Scissor Sisters

What i love about the above layout is that the section on the right opens up to reveal more space for another one or two photographs.

How sweet is this next layout that was created by Chrissy Tingey of Merely Impressions.
I just love how all those succulents seem to be jumping off the page at me and all that stitching – just the patience involved in doing this is mind boggling – to me anyways.
– Gorgeous –

The Greenhouse Collection has been so popular that many of the single sheets and paper packs have sold out from our warehouse but you still may be able to get your hands on some from your local Scrapbook or Retail store – however if you can’t seem to find any, we still have available all of those beautiful designs in an awesome 12″ paper pad.
Head over to our online store for more details.

Technique Tuesday: For the Love of Fussy Cutting

Hello lovely friends!
It’s Terhi Koskinen here today with you and I have something very special to inspire you. It is a scrapbook layout just as you might have guessed, and in addition to the glorious PAISLEY DAYS collection it includes my all time favourite technique: Fussy cutting.
Before you run away thinking fussy cutting is old, boring and definitely something you will not waste your time to, please let me have a moment to talk about it!
Yes, I agree, fussy cutting is old technique, but definitely underrated. By playing with scissors you can turn your lovely projects to amazing projects. And it’s actually very simple: Once you have found your favourite pair of scissors and you keep them sharp and clean, fussy cutting is easy and quick.
Kaisercraft papers are light weight, so they are also very easy to start learning how to fussy cut.
Here’s what I did, all blooms and leaves fussy cut.

PRODUCTS USED:
KAISERCRAFT PAPERS: PAISLEY DAYS Collection: P2730 Positivity, P2732 Smiles, P2734 Soul, P2738 Daisy Chain and CT959 collectables.
CD650 Smooth Cardstock White.
KAISERCRAFT PRODUCTS: Pearls SB716 Blush, SB784 Ice Green and SB713 Pearl.

If you feel fussy cutting isn’t your thing, or you want learn how to start, here’s my Tips & Tricks TOP4:

– It’s all about scissors! Keep them clean, dust-free and sharp. Choose the pair of scissor which fits to you hand easily and are not too big, also not too small.

– Start with big(-ish) images. It can be tempting to cut out a large flourish with delicate design, but if you’re a first timer, start with some larger blooms. As soon as your skills improve you can step to smaller and smaller images. In the end, you’ll handle the delicate flourishes too!

– Choose your paper. Some papers and heavier than others. The heavier the paper, the harder it is to cut. Again start with easy, light weight, papers and learn your way up to cardstock!

– Last: Don’t be too harsh to yourself! Who cares if your flower miss one petal, more important is that you had fun cutting and creating.

All blooms and flowers you can see here in this layout are cut out by hand from Paisley Days paper P2730 “Positivity”. The flowers and leaves are big enough to cut out easily, and all major “oopses” I managed to do while cutting, are now covered with another bloom or other embellishments. That’s what I love about layering, you can always cover it up!

To add more interest to the layout, I added quite thick thread there going from one spot to another. Some of the fussy cut elements are on top of it, some below. This makes the layout live much more, and it’s much more interesting to watch.

That’s all I have today. Hope you feel inspired and are ready to start the cutting fun! Let me know how your fussy cutting goes, and tag me to your creations in Instagram: @terhi_koskinen.
Thank you for stopping by today! We will see you again. Sooner than you think!
Terhi xx

Ps. Two things before I go!
First: Be aware that as soon as you fall in love with fussy cutting, you’ll end up cutting watching movies, sun bathing, during car drives and other travels…
Second: Never run with scissors.