Sparkle – Let It Snow

Hi Everyone, Chrissy here with my first official post for Kaisercraft, I just want to say again, thank you so very much for this amazing opportunity Melissa Kennedy.

For this post I am using the gorgeous “Let It Snow” Kaisercraft collection. The colours in this range are just beautiful and who doesn’t love a bit of foiling. My photo is of my daughter Merley, she loved dressing up at Christmas time in her fairy outfits.

Products used: P2803 Delightful|P2805 Snowfall|P2806 Pine Forest|P2809 O’Christmas Tree|P2810 Wonderful|CT968 Collectables|CR214 Curios|KM127 Turquoise Kaisermist|SB775 Aqua Marine Rhinestones

Other products used: DMC Thread|Tiny Star die-cuts

I started by layering up all the papers I wanted to use for my base, cut them to size then added some stitching around the edges using colour coordinating thread. I cut out a circle from the centre and tucked my photo in there just to make sure it looked ok. On reflection I decided to use a larger photo that filled the entire circle.

Now the fun bit……fussy cutting all the embellishments, I fussy cut all the beautiful foiled flourishes from the Wonderland paper, I love that when they are fussy cut they curl up and give that extra dimension on your project.

Once all the embellishments have been fussy cut, I like to arrange them around my layout without sticking them down.

I also used some of the collectables, these are just brilliant to tuck in and around your layout or project, some are just shapes others having lovely sayings on them. I have also added one of the pretty Curios to my project.

To finish off my layout I have added some rhinestones and tiny star die-cuts. This is such a beautiful collection, I have enjoyed working with and hope you do to, I look forward to seeing your creations.
you can download my instructions for this layout here

Happy Crafting,

xXx Chrissy T xXx

Chrissy

Bold Colours on set of Cards with Terhi

Hey Kaisercraft Fans!
Terhi here with a pair of cards made using the most beautiful Enchanted collection. This beautiful collection is one of two just revealed collections and it’s full of colors of the earth, sentiments and phrases from stories and it makes me want to jump right back to books I read when I was a child. Enchanted is very versatile, and for some unknown reason I’d like to smile each time I flip through the patterned papers – each and every single one is so pretty!

PAPERS: ENCHANTED Collection: P2785 Imagine, P2789 Picturesque, P2791 Utopia.
KC PRODUCTS: PP1072 Paper Pad, SK812 Sticker Book, CT966 Collectables, Smooth Cardstock White, Texture Stamp: Woven Line. 
OTHER: T320 Craft Glue, T302 Foam Dots.

As said, today I’m sharing a pair of cards I’ve done. My first idea was to create very masculine a set of cards, but during the creation process my theme turned from manly keychains to pretty flowers and bright colors. To be honest, I don’t mind at all as this combination of bold red, green, black and white is my new favourite!

To create the base for the cards I first played with embossing powders and stamping. There’s also some fussy cutting and layering, and if you want to create exactly similar set of cards you can easily download PDF instructions here.

Hope this inspires you to create something beautiful today!
Terhi xx
PS. Download the PDF instructions HERE.

Happy

Theres nothing like a collection that makes your feel happy as your look at it and this months Magenta Collection – IN STORE NOW will make you feel happy for sure. Its bold and bright with some nice dark pieces to play along.

PRODUCTS USED:
 
PAPERS: MAGENTA Collection: P2776 Flamingo, P2782 Pink, P2783 Rouge, PP1071 Paper Pad, CT965 Collectables, CR211 Curios.


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

To create instant texture and dimension use glue and foam tape to stick down your flowers but dont stick them down completely, that way you can curl the edges to stop them looking too flat.

Add flowers over the photos negative space to help tie your layers together.

For me its always about finding the fussy cutting and there is plenty for you to do in this collection.

To get the instructions for this layout down load here…..

Pretty in Pink….

Good morning…. What do you think of this months NEW Collections? Well we re jumping straight into it with this weeks Technique Tuesday…. using the amazing sheet from the Magenta Collection – P2782 Pink.

PAPERS: MAGENTA Collection: P2780 Pomegrante, P2782 Pink, PP1071 Paper Pad, CT965 Collectables, CR211 Curios.
KC PRODUCTS: CD302 Coal Cardstock, T303 Foam Tape, T315 Double Sided 12mm Tape.

For my layout I decided I really wanted to use the amazing bold background – its stunning but how do you team things with it without getting lost?

Thats where the P2782 Pink comes into play……

The black and white side is the one I focused on but you can have a couple of options for this as well.


You could use your Kaiser Mists and add water and do a water colour effect. You could use your Kaiser Gel Pens and colour them in …… or leave them as they are.

So when creating this I decided to have the large size flower cluster on the right and a smaller size flower cluster on the left ( you can find the scaled down version in the paper pad).

To create the journal strips I cut up on of the bar code strips to make it fit in my space.

You can get the downloadable instructions from here . Till next time have a creative day xxx.

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful ~ Layout by Donna Espiritu

PAPERS: MAGENTA Collection: P2782 Pink, SK811 Sticker Book, CT965 Collectables, CR211 Curios.
KC PRODUCTS: CD101 White, KM125 Candy, KM131 Black, T315 Double-Sided Tape, T303 Foam Tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

Other: White Thread

She used the fussy cut flowers and leaves from the Pink paper to create a wreath design. Before placing them, she splattered some Kaiser Mists to the background.

Using foam tape to build the flowers and curling the edges added depth and texture. She alternated between flowers, shape, and color, for an interesting detail. Then she placed the flowers and leaves in a circle shape and built the wreath design from there.

Thanks for dropping by and happy crafting!

Moments

Fussy cutting…. you either love it or hate it…… but I am here today to try and convince you its not a bad thing and it really can open up the creative process and allow you to revamp how you see paper……


PRODUCTS USED:
 
PAPERS: MORNING DEW COLLECTION: P2757 Serene, P2759 Rejuvinate, CT963 Collectables,
 
KC PRODUCTS: IT446 Designer Template – Bloom, IP743 Ink Pad – Spearmint, CD301 Snow Cardstock, T303 Foam Tape, T315 Double Sided 12mm Tape.

So to start off draw yourself a circle on the white cardstock – this will help you when your inking you flowers for the background…

Now with your fussy cut flowers start to place around your photo to make a wreath – as you can see I have cut my photo to a circle but if you dont feel comfortable with that you can keep your photo as is and just work your flowers into a circle ….

Now its all about adding some details to your layout to finish it off…. you can download a PDF instruction sheet here to see what was used to do the is layout.

Fussy Cutting for Dimension

Hello Kaisercraft fans,
it’s Lisa here today to share some inspiration with you using the oh so fabulous
Antiquities Collection.



PAPERS: ANTIQUITIES Collection: P2741 Limited Edition, P2742 Heirloom, P2743 Antique, P2747 Beloved. 
KC PRODUCTS: CT960 Collectables, SK807 Sticker Book, CS352 Clear Stamps, CS359 Grunged Paint Texture Stamp, IP747 Denim, IP744 Blue Haze, KM122 Yellow, KM129 Navy

The first thing that jumped out to me when I received this collection was the gorgeous print of the HEIRLOOM (reverse) paper. It was screaming to be fussy cut out.

But first I needed to get a little messy 🙂
I have used the Grunged Paint Texture Stamp and the number stamp from the Clear Stamps,
and Denim & Blue Haze inks, to stamp an X pattern on my base page.

I have then used my Yellow & Navy Kaiser Mists to splatter in the same pattern.
I have then fussy cut the HEIRLOOM (reverse) paper, into individual diamonds.
I have scored and folded up the edges of each one.
I have then arranged them in a diamond pattern that is split across my page.

I have then started to build up my layout, using collectables, stamped images and stickers.

I have then added my photo base to the right side of the page.

I have then added some elements to the left side to balance it out.

I have then added my photo and a couple of sentiments, and voila, done!

I love the dimension that was added by folding up the edges.

I am really happy with how this layout turned out and LOVED working with the
Antiquities Collection.
You can find the full instructions for this layout
HERE.

Until next time!
Lisa

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

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.

Happy Butterflies with Terhi

Hello Kaisercraft Fans!
Terhi here with a scrapbook layout filled with butterfly and love. Australia is preparing to winter time, but where I live in Finland we are just getting to peel out from our winter jackets and boots. Snow has melted (almost) and birds are singing. I even saw one butterfly couple days ago and couldn’t be happier about the sunlight we are enjoying.

PRODUCTS USED
PAPERS: WITH LOVE Collection: P2748 Just For You, P2750 A Note to Say; P2751 Best Wishes; P2752 Sending Love; 2 x P2754 Hugs & Kisses, P2756 All My Love
KC PRODUCTS:  SK808 Sticker Book; CT961 Coloured Collectables; CR208 Curios.

The creating process was simple. Some paper layers first. Then stickers, three lovely photographs of my younger daughter, all attached with foam tape and finally lots of fussy cut butterflies. All the watercolour spots you can see are made after everything else was done.

As all the butterflies are beautifully covered with golden details, I wanted to keep the edges of the butterflies as thin as I could manage with scissors.

After I has the butterflies in their places, I decided some more green would be good on the layout. I continued with fussy cutting, this time some leaves from paper ‘Just For You’. This paper has also the golden details on it, and I tried to keep the edges thin.

Hope you are inspired!

Terhi xx

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.

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.