Birthday Party

Happy December everyone! I cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by. Today I am sharing a layout that I have created using Oh Happy Day Collection. My layout was designed around the photo…the joy the little girl is showing in looking at the butterflies is precious. It also reminds me of the excitement that children share when it is their birthday and everyone is gathered around ready to sing ‘Happy Birthday…..’ pure joy.

Kaisercraft Products: Oh Happy Day Collection – P2896 Wrapped Up| P2897 Yah |P2898 Party Paper |CT974 Oh Happy Day Collectables |CR222 Oh Happy Day Curios | Decorative Dies- DD491 DIY Flora Daisy |DD493 DIY Flora Leaves |Art Foam SF901 White |SF904 Daisy |SF920Sage | Paper Blooms F627 Coconut |F634 Sunset |SB715 Deep Yellow Rhinestones

OTHER: Doily |Hemp |Yellow Stamens

I also went out of my comfort zone and used yellow – not one of my go to colours.  I selected paper blooms and altered them using a technique I shared previously.

I also added a doily as an accent, we use doilies as decorations at parties and it was great to use one again in a project. 

Click here to download full instructions.

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

I hope that today brings you joy and that

you have an “Oh Happy Day!”

Live For The Moment

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a layout that I have created using the Lady Like Collection. I was inspired by the beautiful floral papers and accessories that accompany this collection. Vintage florals are one of my favourites to design with.

Kaisercraft Products: Lady Like Collection – P2877 Elsie |P2876 Jessica | CT974 Lady Like Collectables |Decorative Dies: DD484 DIY Flora Pansy |DD493 DIY Flora Leaves |DD825 Layered Rose |Art Foam-  SF920 Sage |SF908 Blossom |SF901 White |Ink Pads – IP739 Flamingo |IP731 Berry |IP757 Permanent |SB794 Pearls Snow|CS752 Clear Stamp Script |Wooden Flourishes-FL613 Pretty | FL601 Bollywood

OTHER: Crackle Paint

To break up the background, I tore up JESSICA reverse and adhered it to the centre of ELISE. It adds the vintage feel I wanted to achieve.

I also created some art foam flowers in different sizes as embellishments for my layout. I also used some Kaiser ink pads to alter white art foam to achieve the colours that I wanted.

I selected flourishes and altered them using crackle paint to frame my photo and also add a layer to my florals.

I also incorporated collectable items including florals, butterflies and vintage clock. I used the florals as a base to build my other flowers upon and they help to add dimension to the layout.

For full step by step instructions please click here.

To purchase any of the products from this collection, please visit your local stockist or go online to the Kaisercraft store.

Beach Days …..

Good morning how are you? What do you think of this months NEW Collections? They are amazing. I am kicking off the month with Uncharted Waters IN STORE NOW.

So to help you get started I have a Process Video here and a downloadable PDF file here

Now if you want to see how the flowers where made you can follow the link here and see how to create your very own Art Foam Flowers.


PRODUCTS USED:  
PAPERS: UNCHARTERED WATERS Collection: P2854 Pelagic, PP1079, CT973 Collectables,

KC PRODUCTS: Art Foam, DD651 Captains Wheel Decorative Die, Decorative Die – 3D Layered Peony, LDB1056 Foam Tape, F627 White Paper Blooms.
 
Other: Paper Clay, Art Stones, Diamond Dust, Copic Ciao Markers.

So to start off I would spend the time making the flowers and setting them aside it can be a little bit labour intensive but you could just make them all with Kaiser Art Foam white and colour when needed for all your layouts. I used the Kaisercraft 3d layered

Peony die. I used some rhinestones and some stamen centers.

Another thing to point out is I used paper clay in a mold to create my shells so thats another thing to do ahead of time as its takes roughly 24 hrs to dry. They are very lightweight and work considering as an option when creating this style of layout.

If you dont have it is ok try real shells …..


To finish off the layout its all about all the bumpy, lumpy things like art stones, sand, prills and something sparkly drew drops, diamond dust, glass shards……

So till next time have a creative day…….

Rikki

Do What You Love

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a layout that I have created using the fun floral collection called Crafternoon. It’s a collection that connects to crafters and creaters who love to make things. We get so busy in our everyday activities, that sometimes we need to find time for ourselves, to do the things we we love.

Kaisercraft Products: CRAFTERNOON Collection: P2840 Crochet |P2816 Minty |P2843 Measured |P2841 Backstitch |CT972 Crafternoon Collectables |Decorative Dies: DD484 DIY Flora Pansy |DD811 3D layered Peony |Art Foam: SF920 Sage |SF905 Apricot |SF902 Ivory |IP737 Ink Pad Burnt Orange| SB794 Pearls Snow

OTHER: Paper Doilies

I took the opportunity to create some artfoam flowers to compliment the background paper of my layout. I used two sizes of flowers to add interest. I used a coordinating Kaisercraft ink pad to ink the centre of my smaller flower to connect my flowers.

I used the doilies and measuring tapes to connect sewing to my layout. Not only is it a pretty addition to a ‘girly’ layout, but it is one of the crafts that I do enjoy doing when I have some spare time. It was the predominant craft that I did before papercraft became my main craft.

This sentiment from the collectables just sums everything up….just do what you love. Create something for you! Find the time and and create even it’s for five minutes. 

To download the full instructions for this layout please click here.

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies from this collection, visit your local stockist or go online to the Kaisercraft Store.

Have a crafty day!

Christmas Gifts

Hello everyone. I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a layout that I have created using Kaisercraft’s Starry Night Collection. It has wonderful foil elements and deep blue papers which are a beautiful combination. 

Kaisercraft Products: Starry Night Collection – P2828 Radiant |P2825 Glowing |P2823 Magic| GC107 Golden Glitter Cardstock CT970 Starry Night Collectables |Art Foam Sheets – SF916 Navy| SF902 Ivory and SF915 Wine |Decorative Dies – DD811 3D Layered Peony |SS493 Flora Leaves |DD484 Flora Pansy |IP756 Gold Ink Pad |SB712 Deep Yellow Rhinestones

OTHER : Stamens

To compliment my photos and papers, I created some art foam flowers using some rich, deep colours, accented with gold stamens. I also took advantage of using the glitter cardstock and die cut some leaves as well.

To balance the sentiment of my layout, I selected a navy/gold poinsettia from the collectables and cut it half and used it as an embellishment beneath one of my photos. I always place the mounting foam  in the centre of my photo mats so that I can tuck in any embellishments.

I was really drawn to this sentiment which features on RADIANT along with other inspirational quotes and sentiments. I added a start from the collectables and used mounting foam to make it ‘pop.’

Click here to download full step by step instructions.

To purchase any of the products used, please stop by your local stockist or go online to the Kaisercraft Store.

Have a great day!

Starry Night Center Piece

With Christmas just around the corner ( I know but it really isnt that far away) it gets you thinking of the decoration process for me its all about spending time with those special and dearest to us and I love setting the Christmas decorations out to make it a little bit more special…..

So why dont you give it a try I promise it is easy to make maybe a little fiddly in parts but it is worth it. I have even made a video tutorial so you can follow along while you create your own flower center piece.

Just Too Obsessed

If you want to have the instructions you can download HERE

Rikki

You Are Special To Me

PAPERS: Morning Dew Collection – P2759 Rejuvinate |P2758 Breathe |P2764 Exhale

KC PRODUCTS: CT963 Morning Dew Collectables |IP743 Ink Pad – Spearmint |Art Foam – SF901 White and SF920 Sage |DD811 Decorative Die- 3D Layered Peony | IT469 Designer Template -Lattice |SB700 Rhinestones – Silver |T321 Craft Glue |T303 Foam Tape

OTHER: Stamens |Modelling Paste.

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to be able to share my latest layout which features papers and products from Kaisercraft’s Morning Dew Collection. It has many aqua/turquoise coloured papers and elements which is a colour that is a favourite of mine. 

I created two art foam peony flowers to compliment the flowers from the collectables and also to add some dimension to my layout. 

I made use of the preprinted designs of one of the collections papers and fussy cut out what I needed and used it as an embellishment around my photo. By using mounting foam to adhere elements, you can tuck things in as you go to build up your design which is what I did with this floral cluster.

To finish of my layout, I added some rhinestones in random spots just to add a little bit of bling! 

Click here to download the full instructions to create this layout.

To purchase any of the products in this collection of layout, be sure to visit your local stockist or visit the Kaisercraft online store.

Have fun creating!

Everything is Looking Rosy!

Roses are so beautiful. They are delicate and fragrant. The Rosabella Collection is the perfect collection for anyone

who loves roses and anything vintage/shabby chic. Also released with the collection is a brand new rose die

which creates dimensional roses when used with the art foam.

Click on the image to download full PDF instructions to create the layout.

PAPERS: Rosabella Collection – P2693 Angelic, P2688 Miss Classic, P2691 Beauteous, Cardstock – CD110 Cookie and CD114 Forest

KC PRODUCTS: CT954 Rosabella Collectables, Decorative Dies – DD825 Layered Rose Decorative Die and DD793 DIY Flora Leaves, Art Foam – SF915 Wine and SF901 White,

IT469 Designer Template – Lattice, F658 Paper Bloom Dusty Pink, F641 Mini Paper Bloom Dusty Pink, Ink Pads – IP741 Plum and IP751 Chocolate,

FL642 Flourish Pack – Wonderful, T321 Craft Glue, T303 Foam Tape

OTHER: Modelling Paste, White Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink.

Using the plum ink pad to lightly add shading to the white art foam, adds softness to the delicate rose. It also compliments

the papers and highlights the sentiment.

The richness of the plum art foam adds dimension and a wow to the layout. The paper blooms also coordinate beautifully

with the art foam. The different sizes adds layers and the opportunity to embellish with leaves and also with the wooden flourishes of this collection.

Click on the image below to download full instructions to make art foam roses.

KC PRODUCTS: Decorative Dies – DD825 Layered Rose Decorative Die and DD793 DIY Flora Leaves,

Art Foam – SF915 Wine, SF908 Blossom, SF902 Ivory and SF901 White, T330 Die Release Tool

OTHER: Glue Gun, Aluminium Foil, Florist Wire, Sponge

This die enables you to create beautiful roses. Alter the length of the florist wire and create long stemmed roses

and create bouquets of beautiful roses minus the thorns!

Watch the video tutorial and learn how to create these art foam roses.

 

If you are feeling rosy and would like to create the layout or make some roses,

visit your local stockist or click here to visit the online store.

Enjoy!

Altered Box Tutorial

Altered Box by Cathy McGrath

Sometimes the way a gift is packaged can make all the difference.  Altering a plain box using a few elements can add the ‘wow’ factor .  The box can then be used as a home decor piece to store trinkets, cards or even your Kaisercraft supplies!

PAPERS: SCRAP STUDIO Collection: P2633 Worn, P2634 Torn, P2632 Authentic P2636 Frayed

KC PRODUCTS: FL636 Flourish Pack Artist, Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD651 Kraft,

Decorative Die- DD504 Doilies, DD705 Swirl Flourish DD484 DIY Flora Pansy and  DD493 DIY Flora Leaves, EF275 Victoriana,

Art Foam – SF902 Ivory and SF918 Hydrangea,  Ink Pads- IP724 Bark, IP751 Chocolate IP733 Green, SB714 Champagne, T314Double Sided Tape, T320 Craft Glue

OTHER: Versamark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Box 23 cm x 9 cm (9 1/8” x 3 ½”), hemp

“I was inspired by the papers of the collection to create something that had a vintage feel.

The flowers and the embellishments

help to achieve this.” CM

How to create the vintage look.

Die cut large swirls from kraft cardstock. Emboss two using the Victoriana embossing folder and ink swirls using bark ink.

Create large and small ivory and hydrangea coloured artfoam flowers using the pansy decorative die.

Fussy cut butterflies from AUTHENTIC. Ink with bark ink and glue into position.

Follow the steps below to see how to alter your own box using this collection

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To purchase any of these products, visit your local stockist or

shop online at www.kaisercraftshop.com.au

Foam Flower Tutorial with Bonus Layout.

Art Foam Flowers

We create for many different reasons,  sometimes for pleasure or perhaps to capture a precious memory or occasion that has happened in our lives.

Finding the right paper or embellishment can help us to achieve the reason why we have started to create in the first place.

Creating flowers adds an element of beauty to layouts.  They can be used in both masculine and feminine layouts.

By making them feel ‘vintage’ you certainly can  see how effectively they  compliment photos and papers.

Varying the size of the flowers also adds interest to layouts .

To learn how to make these flowers, watch the tutorial below.

Believe In Your Dreams Layout

PAPERS: SCRAP STUDIO Collection: P2635 Gritty, P2638 , P2638 Tarnished, P2639 Splatter

KC PRODUCTS: Flourish Pack –  Artist FL636,  Art Foam SF902 Ivory, SF908 Blossom and SF919 Lagoon,

Decorative Die DIY Flora Pansy DD484, DIY Flora Leaves DD493, Doilies DD504,

Pearls- SB714 Champagne, Ink Pad – IP733 Green and IP753 Licorice, CS Script, Cardstock CD114 Forest and  CD101 Coconut,

T320 Craft Glue, Foam Tape T303, T330 Die Release Tool, T317 Craft Scissors

OTHER: Sponge Dauber, Sponge, Iron, White Stamens, Flower Shaping Stylus, Wooden Skewer

SCRAP STUDIO has background papers that are perfect to create masculine pages.

It has elements that can be fussy cut to help tell your story or just add something beautiful to a page.

By making my own vintage flowers, it creates cohesion to the look and feel of the overall design.

To recreate this layout , view the tutorial below.

This flower making technique can be used to create flowers  for card making and home decor projects as well.

Download the instructions for the above project below.

Instructions:  Foam Flowers

Instructions: Layout.