Techique Tuesday – Die Cut Inlay

Hello and welcome to another Technique Tuesday.

I thought I would share with you a little technique that I love to do – die cut inlay.

Kaisercraft products: PP1083 paper pad | DD3329 Lily decorative die

It is such an easy technique and a pair of tweezers will make the job a little easier!

To start I die cut out using white cardstock and discard all the little pieces.

I then die cut it again 2 times, one using some green paper and then again using some of the pink. Save all these little pieces. I pop them in a dish so they don’t get lost.

Adhere your white die cut outline to your paper. Then add just a small amount of glue to each section and with tweezers add each piece. Some dies are intricate so you may need a little patience!

Here is an example of some I did with last months Grand Bazaar collection.

Kaisercraft products: PP1081 Paper pad | DD628 Star Mandala

I hope I have inspired you a little today to give this technique a try. Don’t forget to share on your creations on our Kaisercraft Corner page on Facebook. We love to see your work!

Until next time

Life

Good morning how are you? Sometimes a collection comes along and you have an instant love for it this NEW collection – Grand Bazzar is this for me. Today I am sharing with you how to showcase all the amazing pattern in this collection.

You can follow along with a process video here and a downloadable PDF File here.

For me sometimes a lot of pattern papers need to be anchor with a bold colour, dont be afraid to use the brown leather look to be the anchor.


PRODUCTS USED:  
PAPERS: GRAND BAZAAR Collection: P2867 Ceramic Tiles, P2871 Persian Rug, P2872 Free Spirited, P2873 Carefree, PP1081 Paper Pad, SK821 Sticker Sheet, CR221 Curios, CT975 Collectables.
KC PRODUCTS: KM132 Gold Kaiser Mist

Keeping your layers flat with help tie all your layers together……

To help tie all the colours together use the Kaisermist Gold …. it picks up the mustard yellows from your banners.

Till next time have a creative day.

Rikki

Love

Good morning how are you? What do you think of this months collections? They are very inspiring and today I am here to share with you a fairly quick and easy layout especially when we are getting to the crazy part of the year where we want to scrap but we are finding it increasingly harder with time, family and all that that goes with the festive season.

So you can follow along with the PROCESS VIDEO HERE and also a downloadable PDF HERE.


PRODUCTS USED:  
PAPERS: LADY LIKE Collection: P2874 Rose, P2878 Delores, P2881 Pasty, P2882 Evelyn, SK820 Sticker Book, CR220 Curios, CT974 Collectables

Deconstruct the wood panels and then use a distress tool on the edges. To make more of an impact once stuck down go and tear the gaps open some more, to give it a bolder look.

Sometimes less is more and this also applies to your embellishment clusters …. you dont need a lot and the key is to keep them compact.

To create negative space us a smaller photo and by placing your title to the bottom and away from the top it will help get a bigger impact with this technique.

Till next time have a creative day.

Rikki

Technique Tuesday – Fussy Cutting

Hi Everyone, Chrissy here with another Technique Tuesday. Today I will be sharing with you the art of “Fussy Cutting” – also what fussy cutting means, what you can fussy cut and my preferred tools to use to fussy cut with.

Kaisercraft products used: Uncharted Waters Collection P2849 Hook x 2|P2850 Streak|P2851 Tide Pool|P2853 Sea Shore x 2|P2854 Pelagic|CT973 Collectables|CD313 Caramel Kaisercard|

When I first started Scrapbooking I hadn’t even heard of the term “fussy cutting” however I soon discovered I loved the idea of cutting out beautiful flowers and images from the gorgeous papers and it was a friend who then said to me – “you love your fussy cutting don’t you” and that is how I found out what it meant and my projects over the years have featured more & more fussy cutting. So Fussy Cutting is: Cutting out specific images from your paper. 

Here are a few images cut from the gorgeous Uncharted Waters papers.

I think the term “Fussy Cutting” originated from cutting material, this is what I found on Google:
“A fussy cut is a piece of fabric that’s been cut to target a specific area of a print, rather than cutting the yardage into random pieces”.

I am really drawn to beautiful floral papers, I love fussy cutting all the flowers then arranging them into clusters on my layouts – however, you don’t need pretty floral papers to be able to fussy cut, even with this beautiful “Uncharted Waters” collection there are many, many things to fussy cut. The shells and other sea themed images.

………even the ropes, (which then look 3D) anchors and shells from the “Sea Shore” paper. The corner netting image from the Hook paper which I have cut out twice, the second one slightly smaller and then layered it up on top of the first one to give some height and dimension (see image below)

….and for some extreme fussy cutting, how about this netting (below) from the “Streak” paper which I have then added to the bottom of my layout.

so yes, you can fussy cut anything!!! why not give it a go!!

There is not a set tool or scissors that you Should use to fussy cut, you can use what ever you feel comfortable using, I found very early on into my fussy cutting that I loved using one specific pair of small curved nail scissors which I still use today. (the ones on the right in below image) I do have about three other slightly different pairs of small scissors but these are just in case I loose my favourite pair as they have now been discontinued

Once all the fussy cutting has been done you can put your layout together. Another reason I love fussy cutting is that I find it very relaxing – and gives your projects that little extra lovely touch.

……..and you can use foam pads to give some height and dimension to your fussy cut elements

Thank you for popping by, I hope I have inspired you to do some fussy cutting on your projects, I look forward to seeing them in Kaiser Corner. https://www.facebook.com/groups/kaisercraftcorner/

You can find all these beautiful Uncharted Waters products over on the Kaisercraft website https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/

You can find the instructions for my layout here

Happy crafting & fussy cutting!!!

Chrissy Tingey xXx

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

Technique Tuesday – Sewing and stamping

Welcome to another Technique Tuesday on the blog. Today I am sharing a quick and easy way of adding some texture and detail to stamped images. I love using my stamps in different ways and this is such an easy way of dressing up your stamped details.

Kaisercraft: Crafternoon Collection P2841 Back Stitch; P2845 DIY; SK818 Sticker Book;
PP1078 Paper Pad; CT972 Collectables
Kaisercraft Products: SB782 Denim Pearls; Rhinestones; CS369 Clear Stamps; IP752 Smoke

I stamped the heart onto my background and then used a paper piercer to pierce holes, before adding sewing to the outlines of the heart and the crosses inside. Heres how I did it:
Stamp the image onto smooth white cardstock.
Use your paper piercer and pierce holes at the end of each line.
Thread your needle and make a knot at the end. Start sewing from the back to the front and then to the back – keep going until you have sewn all the crosses and the border. Adhere the end of the thread using double sided tape at the back.
For an even cleaner sewn look, you can use a lighter colour ink or the same colour as the thread you are using.
A lovely quick and easy way to add detail to your stamped images – by using the stamped lines as a guide to add sewing.
Until next time – Happy stamping and sewing! Jowilna x

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.

Technique Tuesday – Clusters and Layers

Hello, Donna here with this week’s Technique Tuesday post. Today, I am showing you how to create a scrapbook layout with layers and clusters without adding too much bulk.

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

KAISERCRAFT PRODUCT USED: PEPPERMINT KISSES Collection: P2817  Santa & Co., P2819 Under The Tree, SK815 Sticker book, PP1075 Paper Pad, CT969 Collectables, CR215 Curios, FL656 Flourish Pack, KM132 Gold Shimmer, IT495 Scattered Stars, EM405 Doily, T315 Double-Sided Tape, T303 Foam Tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue
OTHER: Molding Paste, Pink Embroidery Thread

Use SANTA & Co. (Reverse) as the background for this layout. Cut UNDER THE TREE, trimming the bottom and left side part and adhere to the background as seen in the image (set aside the leftover for later). Use Scattered Starts template and molding paste to add texture. Slightly fold the edges of UNDER THE TREE


Get another piece of SANTA & Co. paper and fussy cut the patterns. Do the same with the patterns from UNDER THE TREE paper left over from the previous one.

Adhere the fussy cut trees and some Collectables to the top left part. Then add a white doily and pink embroidery thread. Place the photo using foam tape for a bit of dimension. Start embellishing with stickers and border pieces from the paper pad.

Continue embellishing the layout up to the bottom part until you’re satisfied with the layers and clusters. For the final touch, add some splatter of gold using the Gold Shimmer Kaiser Mist. Then the layout is done!

And here is the finished layout

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope this inspired you to be creative today.

Happy crafting,

Technique Tuesday:Peek-A-Boo Card

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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.

Starry-Night-Card

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

Card Pack –  Kraft

Other: Circle Die and DIY Machine

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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.

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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.

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Happy Creating!

KC Blog ID

Technique Tuesday – Shaker Tags

Hello and welcome back to the blog, it is Hetty with you today sharing my very first Technique Tuesday blog post.

Today I would like to share with you some shaker tags using the cute Peppermint Kisses collection.

Products Used:
Papers: Peppermint Kisses Collection: PP1075 Paper Pad|CT969 Collectables|
KC Products: Permanent Black Kaiser Ink|Kaiser Christmas Sentiment Stamps|Kaiser pocket pages or album inserts|Kaiser Die Cut Machine|Kaiser White Cardstock|
Other: Fuse Tool|Punch Tool|Tag Dies|Eyelets|Glitter|Thread|Washi Tape|

Start by die cutting to large tags from your white cardstock.

Next cut large tag from chosen printed paper from the paper pad and lay the smaller tag in the middle of the big one as seen in photo below.

You should now have something like this:

Glue the two white tags back to back (I like to use two to for sturdiness) add the ‘from – to’ sentiment to the back of the white tag.

Glue the printed front onto the front of the white tag and you now should have something like this:

Next grab your pocket page or album insert and add your large tag on the top. Add some washi tape to hold it in place.

Run your fuse tool along the sides and the bottom of the tag but not the top sides just yet as you need to insert your tag first.

Trim closely to the seam but leave a big gap at the top. You should now have something looking like this:

Insert your tag and add other embellishments like glitter and whatever else you would like to add to your shaker tag.

Now add the die back on top and line it up so you can finish the top edges.

Trim off excess plastic. Punch a whole through the top, add an eyelet and some ribbon or thread. Embellish the outside with your favourite pieces from the collectables range.

That is it, you are done. I hope you liked this tutorial. These tags are so fun to make and the best part is they are reusable. Write on the back with a permanent marker and it wipes off again easily with some methylated spirits or something similar.

I made a special display box so I could store my cards, gift cards and tags. Such a cute range, perfect for kids and kids at heart.

That is it for me today – Happy Crafting!

Until next time…..

Hugs

Hetty