Breathe – Layered Layouts

Either love it or hate it fussy cutting is a technique that shows up a lot in paper craft…..

Is it one of those things that you have wanted to try ? But not sure how to start?

Well today’s post is for you as some of the Team share some hints

and tricks on how to achieve this technique using the stunning Kaisercraft Breathe Collection – IN STORE NOW !!!

”Special” Layout by Rikki G

When I start layering, I look at all the fussy cutting and try to give them some direction and flow….

With this layout I sort of weaved them around the photo and quote.

To help that I used the flower and leaf spray to direct your eye around the page.

PAPERS: BREATHE Collection: P2707 Pale Wander, P2709 Floral Twilight, P2711 Clear Skies, CT956 Collectables, CR203 Curios

KC PRODUCTS:  T303 Foam Tape, T321 Glue.

You can download instructions to make this layout HERE


”Extraordinary Happiness” Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Breathe Layout by Alicia McNamara

There are a few things I love about Fussy Cutting.  It is an affordable way to stretch the capabilities of the papers and it allows for individual creativity.

In this layout I combined Fussy Cutting with Die Cutting and Stickers to coordinate the products and create a layered cluster.

I started the process by die cutting lots of flower die cuts from MOSAIC STROKE (Reverse).

Then I fussy cut some large flowers from SOFT PASTEL.

I layered the fussy cut flowers on first in a tear-drop shape.

Then I added the die cut flowers in as well.  On top and underneath the already organised flowers.

After I had the base of my layers prepared I added my photo, bunting, stickers and title.

You can download instructions for this Layout here.

Watch the Video Tutorial:

What will you fussy cut from the gorgeous Breathe Collection and how will you use those layers on your projects?

Purchase the Breathe collection here:

Happy Crafting : )

Green House Succulent Cards with Hand Stitching

Are you loving the beautiful Green House Collection?  Its so on-trend with its pretty succulent designs and pastel colours.  Today I am sharing a set of six Green House Cards that feature Fussy cutting and Hand-Stitching.  To make these cards you will need the 6 1/2 inch Paper Pad and the Sticker Book, some Wooden Flourishes and some co-ordinating Embroidery Thread.

Kaisercraft Green House Cards by Alicia McNamara

Click on the Photo above to Download Step By Step Instructions.

Video Tutorial:

Green House Cards Materials Needed:


KC PRODUCTS: PP1064 Paper Pad, CT957 Collectables, SK804 Sticker Book, IP726 Island Ink Pad, IP725 Petal Pink Ink Pad

Green House Cards Instructions:

Fussy cut 2 succulent pages from the Paper Pad.

Layer flowers together with foam tape.

Select your favourite papers from the Paper Pad.

Cut 12 papers to measure 4 ¼ inches x 6 1/8 inches.

Remove 2 white pages from Paper Pad and cut into quarters; 4 squares measuring 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ inches.

Adhere the white squares to the top of the paper. Choose a sticker sentiment for bottom of each card.

Hand stitch around white squares and sticker sentiment.

Choose 1 or 2 flowers for each card. Decorate underneath each flower with stickers, fussy cut succulents, wooden flourishes and embroidery thread.

Kaisercraft Green House Cards by Alicia McNamara

Decorate the inside of each card.

Green House Cards Completed Photos

Kaisercraft Green House Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Green House Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Green House Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Green House Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Green House Cards by Alicia McNamara Kaisercraft Green House Cards by Alicia McNamara

If you decide to give these cards a go please let me know! I would love to see your beautiful work : )

Have a lovely crafty day,

Alicia : )

Tropical Fancy Fold Cards

Paradise Found Fancy Fold Cards by Alicia McNamara

Do you like to create cards using fancy folding techniques?

Today I am sharing a Tutorial for creating four Double Easel cards using Kaisercraft’s Paradise Found Collection.
This gorgeous new collection will have you dreaming of a tropical holiday!
Click the Photo above for Free PDF Printable Instructions.

Supplies Needed:


KC PRODUCTS: PP1062 Paper Pad, CT955 Collectables,

FL643 Flourish Pack – Relax, 2x CD651 12×12 Kraft Cardstock, 2x CD160 Pistachio Cardstock.


Step 1 – Cut 2 pieces of Kraft Cardstock to 11.5cmx 28cm(4 ¼” x 11″) and fold in half.

Step 2 – Cut 2 pieces of Pistachio Cardstock to 4 inches x 10 ¼ inches

Score Pistachio Cardstock at 2 ½ inches and 5 inches.

Step 3 – Choose 8 pieces of paper from Paper Pad (2 copies of 4 designs).

Step 4 – Cut 1 piece of each design to 3 ¾ x 5 inches. Cut two pieces of each design to 3 ¾ x 2 ¼ inches.

Step 5 – Adhere papers to scored Pistachio bases with double-sided tape.

Step 6 – Adhere Pistachio Bases to Kraft Bases.

Step 7 – Decorate front of cards with Collectables, Die Cuts from Paper Pad, Cheesecloth and Wooden Flourishes.

Step 8 – For the inside of cards cut Pistachio Cardstock to 4 pieces measuring 4 x 5 ¼ inches. Decorate with Paper Pad scraps and Die Cuts from back of Paper Pad and Collectables.

Video Tutorial is here:


To purchase this fabulous collection head on over to the Kaisercraft Online Store by clicking here.

Happy Crafting : )

Alicia xo

Deep Sea Water Colour Cards

Do you enjoy water colour painting?  Today I am sharing a Tutorial for creating five water colour cards using Kaisercraft’s new Deep Sea Collection.  These cards are lots of fun to create.  Click the Photo below for Free PDF Printable Instructions.

Supplies Needed:

PAPERS: Deep Sea Collection. P2666 Sand Bar, PS550 Mermaid Scales.
KC PRODUCTS: CD511 Card Pack C6 White, CT951 Collectables, PP1058 Paper Pad, FL639 Flourish Pack – Under Water,
KM126 Kaiser Mist Lime, KM129 Kaiser Mist Navy, KM127, Kaiser Mist Turqouise, KM132 Kaiser Mist Gold, KM128 Kaiser Mist Lavender,
DD989 Sea Shells Die and Stamp Set, RS402 Island Lagoon Rhinestones.
OTHER: Stazon Ink, Water Colour Paper


Deep Sea Water Colour Cards Video Tutorial:

Deep Sea Water Colour Cards Instructions:

Step 1

Stamp onto Water Colour Paper using DD989 Sea Shells Die and Stamp Set.
Colour images with Kaiser Mists and a paintbrush.  Use your die cutting machine to cut the images out.


Step 2
Stamp Envelopes.


Step 3
Paint Envelopes and Card Bases with Kaiser Mists.

Step 4
Cut SAND BAR (Reverse) following lines on paper and MERMAID SCALES into strips.
Apply strips horizontally onto each card.

Step 5
Choose a Sentiment and Die Cut for each card.

Step 6
Add Cheese cloth and Sentiment with Liquid Glue and Foam Tape.

Step 7
Embellish with Collectables, Die Cuts, Wooden Flourishes and Rhinestones.

Step 8
Sprinkle with Lavender Kaiser Mist.


Completed Cards:

That brings us to the end of the Tutorial.  How did you go? Share your completed card set in Kaisercraft Corner here.

If you live in Australia and you want to purchase product online you can visit Kaisercraft here to purchase your  Deep Sea Products

or click on the image below.

Download full set of instructions for the above cards HERE.

Alicia : )