Under the Tree – with Peppermint Kisses

Hi Everyone,
Chrissy here today sharing my second project for September, featuring the lovely Peppermint Kisses Kaisercraft collection. I love the playful imagery in this collection so decided to use a photo of my daughter when she was younger, she always had to sit under the tree and have her photo taken with her toys.

PAPERS, PEPPERMINT KISSES: P2811 Fun & Festive|P2813 Wrapped Up|P2816 Minty|P2817 Santa & Co|P2818 Ho Ho Ho|P2819 Under the Tree|PP1075 Paper Pad|CT969 Collectables

KAISERCRAFT PRODUCTS: KM124 Red Kaisermist|KM132 Gold Kaisermist|IP738 Lipstick Ink Pad|SB795 Red Pearls|CD301 Snow Kaisercard

OTHER: Red DMC thread

I created my base using snow Kaisercard, Minty, Ho Ho Ho & Under the Tree papers. I have also added some splashes of red & gold Kaisermist.

Of course I had to do some stitching, so before matting them all together I added this along the lengths of some of the strips with bright red thread.

Now for my favourite part – fussy cutting all the cute embellishments to decorate my layout with. I fussy cut all the pink & red poinsettias from the Fun & Festive, Ho Ho Ho and Santa & Co papers and fussy cut the very cute Nut Crackers and Reindeer.

I then layered up the poinsettias to give some dimension.

After adding my photo to the centre of my layout I then start to arrange all the fussy cut elements around it.

I like to add foam pads to some of the elements to give that little extra height and dimension.

To finish off I have added a title using one of the sayings from the papers and added some red pearls to the centres of the poinsettias .

This Christmas collection is just the cutest and I hope I have inspired you to use it.

You can find the full instructions for my layout here:

Happy Crafting – Chrissy Tingey xXx

Starry Night – So much Sparkle!

Hello again! It’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you.
I have a layout that I have created using one of this month’s collections ‘Starry Night’

PAPERS: STARRY NIGHT Collection: P2820 Daring, P2822 Striking, P2823 Magic, P2824 Miraculous, P2825 Glowing, P2827 Astounding
KC PRODUCTS: CT970 Collectables, SK816 Sticker Book, FL657 Flourish Pack
OTHER: Cardboard 

For this layout I have used MAGIC as my base page,
I fell in love with all those gold sparkles!

I have fussy cut some of the florals from DARING.
I have then built my photo stack using some of the beautiful patterned papers.

I have then added some of the stickers, from the Sticker Book
and some Collectables to my page.
I love that Christmas Tree!

I have then added s sentiment from the Sticker Book,
and some gold star Collectables.

I have also used one of the Wood Flourishes, along with some present stickers,
raised using foam tape.

To finish I have added some Word Stickers to my page.

I really love how this layout turned out. All that gorgeous gold.
I hope you like it too!
You can find the full instructions for this layout HERE.

You can find the ‘Starry Night’ collection in stock now at your local stockist,
or online at Kaisercraft.

Until next time!
Lisa

Peppermint Kisses – Advent Box

Hi Everyone,

Chrissy here today with a Peppermint Kisses project – this collection is so pretty and playful so I decided to use it on the brand new Christmas Advent box.

Kaisercraft Products:  Peppermint Kisses Collection|P2811 Fun & Festive|P2813 Wrapped Up|P2814 Holy Jolly|P2816 Minty|P2817 Santa & Co|P2818 Ho Ho Ho|PP1075 6.5 x 6.5 Paper Pad|CT969 Collectables|

Other Kaisercraft Products: SB2510 Christmas Advent Box|SB795 Red Pearls|SB794 Snow Pearls|AS261 Number Stickers White|KC001 Kaisercolour Paint White.

When ever I make up a Beyond the Page project, especially a storage item with lots of parts, I like to do a dry run of putting it together first, as I don’t want to be fussing about wondering where all the parts go once it has been painted & papered.

I would usually paint any edges and paper any parts before putting it all back together. But this time (as I wanted the paper to cover the joins I decided to put the main parts back together again minus the little dividers and paint it like that. I used white paint so it did need a few coats.

I then painted the little dividers (above) but left the little bits that slot into the Advent unpainted, if you paint these they will be to tight to slot into the holes.

I chose to use double sided tape to assemble the little drawers, then to cover each drawer I cut a strip of paper the same height as the drawer and long enough to wrap around three sides plus a few millimetres etc at each side of the front.

To cut the finger hole into the square piece of paper for the front of the drawers, I used the drawer as a template and marked the shape of the finger hole before cutting it out

Once all the little drawers were covered with my chosen papers I slotted them into place and once I was happy with their position I added the numbers.

I covered the top and sides of the Advent with the holy jolly paper and covered the back of the advent aperture with the spotty paper from the paper pad and fussy cut all the fun images from the Santa & Co & Fun & Festive papers, then arranged them in the centre of the advent, I used lots of foam pads to give height and dimension.

To finish off I added pearls to the little drawers and distressed the edges of them, I wanted to give them a kinda snowy effect.

I hope I have inspired you to create a Christmas Advent Calendar – this item would look fabulous decorated with any of Kaisercraft’s Christmas collections.
You can find all the products over on the Kaisercraft website: https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/

You can also download and/or print off my instructions for this project

Happy crafting!!! See you again soon.

Chrissy Tingey xXx

Candy Cane Wishes

There is something about the Traditional Christmas Collection that beings back so many memories from childhood, whether its Candy Canes, Peppermints or Toy Soldiers, this collection has all of this and so much more.

PRODUCTS USED:
 
PAPERS: PEPPERMINT KISSES Collection: P2811 Fun and Festive, P2812 Bright Baubles,P2813 Wrapped Up, P2814 Holly Jolly,P2818 Ho Ho Ho,  PSK815 Sticker Book, CT969 Collectables, CR215 Curios


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

Peppermint Kisses is one of this months NEW Christmas Collections – IN STORE NOW and I was so happy with all the little details I just knew I had to fussy cut some of them out to showcase them.

If you want instructions for this layout download the PFD here.

Being together is the best gift of all – Starry Night

Chrissy here today sharing my first project with you for September, featuring the striking and gorgeous “Starry Night” Kaisercraft collection. I love the gold foiling and strong colour palette in this collection and of course the poinsettias which are crying out to be fussy cut.

PRODUCTS USED

PAPERS: Starry Night: P2820 Daring|P2823 Magic|P2824 Miraculous|P2828 Radiant|CT970 Collectable Pack|SK816 Sticker Book|CS367 Clear Stamp

Kaisercraft Products: KM132 Gold Kaisermist|SB776 Bronze Rhinestones|GC107 Golden Glitter Card Stock|DD794 Ornate Pack 2 Decorative Die|CD313 Caramel Card Stock|CD606 Navy Kaiser Card
Other: Gold DMC Thread|black ink pad

I created my base using the Navy and Caramel and the gold Glitter card stock. On top of this I layered the Magic paper and the reverse of the Daring paper which was cut to shape and edged with the gold Glitter card stock which was die-cut using the Ornate pack no:2 – and some stitching using metallic gold thread.


I also sprayed some Gold Kaisermist to the top right hand corner and bottom left hand corner of my base.

The poinsettias on the Miraculous paper are just gorgeous, so I fussy cut these and layered them up.

The coordinating stamp set has some lovely elements on it – I stamped and fussy cut the little poinsettia’s.

I like to change the colour of my photo’s to match my papers, so added a vintage/gold tone to this photo which was originally a coloured photo. I added layers under my photo and stared to bulid up the rest of my layout.

There are some lovely collectables in this collection, I used the gold swirls and gold ornate flourishes from the pack to add interest around my photo.

I finished by adding all the fussy cut poinsettias around my layout & added some bronze rhinestones to finished.

I hope I have inspired you today to use this beautiful collection – Starry Night with it’s sophisticated gold foil elements. You can find the downloadable instructions here

Happy crafting!!!!

Chrissy Tingey xXx

Shaker Fun at Christmas

Hello everyone! I hope that you having a great week. Today I am sharing two projects which have been inspired by one paper design. I was really drawn to the cottages/houses on the COMBI CHRISTMAS reverse paper which is part of the Peppermint Collection this month. I fussy cut some out and used them to create a card plus two shaker ornaments. 

Kaisercraft Products: Peppermint Kisses Collection – P2815 Combi Christmas |P2816 Minty |P2817 Santa and Co |CD302 Coal Cardstock |GC104 Crystal Glitter Cardstock

|CT969 Peppermint Kisses Collectables| CD503 Card Pack Square Black

Other: ¾” punch |snow globe template or die.

I created a snow globe, and used the cottages as part of the scene. I kept the design fairy simple, so that if someone wanted to make these in bulk, it would be manageable.

Click here to download full instructions for this project.

Kaisercraft Products: Peppermint Kisses Collection – P2814 Holly Jolly |P2816 Minty |P2817 Santa and Co |P2815 Combi Christmas |P2819 Under the Tree |CD601 White Cardstock

CT969 Peppermint Kisses Collectables |CS366 Peppermint Kisses Clear Stamp |Decorative Dies: DD507 Nesting Circles, DD553 Nesting Stitches Circles |SB712 Yellow Deep Rhinestones

Other: Metallic Cord |Ribbon |Fun Foam |Acetate |Wave Die |Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

My second use of the cottages was using them to create shaker ornaments. I created my ornaments by combining Kaisercraft nested circle dies to create a large round shape in order to create a Christmas scene. I selected trees from the collectables and used white cardstock to create a snowy hillside.

I also stamped a sentiment on the back, so these could also be used a gift tag at Christmas time.

To make these shaker ornaments, watch the tutorial below.

To download full instructions for this project click here.

Visit your local stockist or go online to the Kaisercraft store if you feel inspired by this collection or by these projects.

Have a great week!

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

‘Tis the Season to Sparkle & Shine!

Let is Snow features the most beautiful shades of teals with a hint of silver

Happy day everyone!! It’s Deanna joining you today with two fabulous cards and I couldn’t be MORE EXCITED!! I am absolutely thrilled with this new collection from Kaisercraft–and it is dear to my heart!! I had the pleasure of working with Kaisercraft on this collaboration and it is so exciting to see it become real! Three years in the making (and begging!) and they made it look even better than it was in my dreams! I just can’t get enough of this timeless collection and know I’ll be stockpiling it for many future projects–it’s too pretty to cut!

Kaisercraft Products: PP1074 Paper Pad| CT968 Collectibles| P2805 All is Calm| GC103 Platinum Glitter| FC220 Gold & Silver foil pad| DD3343 Snowflakes Die
Other: Silver Dots|Large rhinestone

Teal is my favourite colour and I love all the different shades that are included in this line–they help to give added dimension to the papers. And of course they match perfect with all things silver–foil and glitter papers look great with these!

Layered snowflakes using the New Snowflakes die

I was super excited to see a brand NEW Snowflake die–a girl can never have too many of those in her stash! What I loved about this one is that you get TWO dies and they are the absolute perfect size for cardmaking. Plus they were designed to layer which is right up my alley–a pop dot in between makes the layers really stand out. I used the Platinum Glitter cardstock for my card mats but I did cut the snowflakes out of the new foil papers, which are a thinner weight and perfect for those intricate dies.

Here I used another snowflake from the new die set but this time I layered it with one of the elements from the Collectibles pack! There are so many fantastic pieces in there and these really dress up a snowflake.

Words are from the large 12×12 cutapart sheet–P2808 All is Calm

I used the 6.5″ Paper pad for all the patterns on my cards. The designs are a little smaller and work perfect for cardmakers. But I could not resist using the 12×12 cut apart–this is a carmakers dream!! I was in heaven with the huge assortment of festive words and quotes and the best part was the silver accents–they make everything sparkle!

Every 6.5″ paper pad features a huge array of diecuts and images in the back–ready to push out and use!

I always love little elements that add layers without bulk–these little tabs in the back of the paper pads are great for doing just that.

Kaisercraft Products: PP1074 Paper pad|CT968 Collectibles| P2805 All is Calm| RS402 Island Lagoon | FC220 Silver & Gold foil pad
Other: Stitched Rectangle die

I just can’t get enough of all the fabulous patterns that are in this line–snowflakes, diagonals and the always popular woodgrains. I used several of the collectibles on this card as accent pieces to frame my greeting in the center.

I like to use foam tape between my layers to create shadowing and depth–the same goes for adding the collectibles. These are usually cards that I hand delivery for those special people, but if I need to mail them, then I will (reluctantly) remove some of the foam tape.

I loved the Island Lagoon rhinestones–they were the perfect match of teal and really added a beautiful touch–doesn’t every card deserve some bling??

Once again I turned to the 12×12 cutapart for my greeting. This one I really trimmed down to make it fit my card. Each layer is matted with silver foil really accentuating the different patterns and colour hues. I also added a perforated greeting to the top of the card–these are in the back of your paper pad and are a great size for card greetings.

I sure hope you love Let it Snow as much as I do!! I’m so VERY grateful for all the hard work they put into this collection to bring my vision to life and I can’t wait to play and create even more over the next few weeks! It truly IS the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!

You can download instructions for these cards Here and Here

Tech Tuesday – Layering Elements

Hello all! It’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration and a technique with you.
I have been working with the Let It Snow Collection and this is what I have created

PAPERS: LET IT SNOW Collection: P2804 Twinkle Star, P2806 Pine Forest, P2807 Shimmering
KC PRODUCTS: CS365 Clear Stamp Set, SK814 Sticker Book, CT968 Collectables, CR214 Curios, IT495 Scattered Stars Template, Kaiser Mist KM127 Turquoise,
Ink Pads IP746 Peacock, IP752 Smoke, IP745 Seabreeze.
OTHER:Modelling Paste, gauze. 

For this layout, I wanted to use the Clear Stamp Set to add extra trees and snowflakes, stamped in Seabreeze Ink, layering with the Collectables to create a forest around my photo.

I have started by building up my background, I have used the Scattered Stars Template to stencil first with Ink and then with modelling paste.
I have also stamped some snowflakes and splashed some Kaiser Mist in Turquoise.

I have started to add in some sticker strips and snowflakes from the Sticker Book.
Adhere some gauze to your layout.
I have then added some of the trees, to start my forest.

Once I have built the first layer of trees, I then adhered my photo, and added another layer of trees, some adhered with foam tape for dimension.

I have then added some more trees to the other side of my photo,
again layering some stamped and some collectable trees.

I have then started to add some more of the stamped snowflakes.

I have used one of the Curios from this collection.

A couple of the sentiments from the Collectables and the Sticker Book.

I hope that you like what I have created.
I am in love with the colours and snowflakes in this collection, just gorgeous!

Until next time!
Lisa xo

You can find the full instructions for this layout HERE

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

Merry and Bright Layout Tutorial

It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters – it’s whats around it…

“I really wanted to make some elements look like ‘Christmas morning’ while the kids are opening presents
… all that ripped paper!” – Rikki Grazia
ni

 PRODUCTS USED: 
PAPERS: First Noel Collection: P2613 Wrapped, P2615 Wonderful,
P2618 Hark , P2617 Noel, P2620 Calm, P2621 Starry
KC PRODUCTS: CT946 Collectables

I love how Rikki has fussy cut out all the presents from the paper P2613 WRAPPED and layered them to create this fun layout.


Watch the video below to see how Rikki has created this layout
and don’t forget you can download step by step coloured instructions by clicking on the above layout.