Under the Gum Leaves Decor

It’s always tricky to use a range that is not typical to your area, like Under the Gum Leaves. But having said that I fell in love with it when I first saw the amazing designs and that Koala simply stole my heart. But that also doesn’t mean that I can’t or won’t use it. And it turns out to be a really versatile range too.

I chose to create a little Christmas decor tree that can fit into any setting around the holidays no matter where in the world you are. The tree consists out of snowflakes cut on my Silhouette machine, and i9n a few easy steps I created something that even the kids can make during the festive season.

Kaisercraft Products: CT971 Collectables – Under the Gum Leaves ; P2832 Gum Leaves
Other: Beads, Silhouette, Wooden Skewer, Hot glue gun

Cut several snowflakes from the patterned paper, punch holes in the middle of each snowflake. Then string them onto a wooden skewer with beads in between. Use a hot glue gun to adhere each bead to the snowflake.
I stuck the skewer in a piece of foam with a brown piece of felt as a tree skirt. Decorate the bottom of the tree with elements from the Collectables packet.
For the tree topper I added an extra bead and tied a tag from the Collectables packet with bakers twine to the top.
Sprinkle the tree with clear glitter to add some festive shimmer to it. And in a few easy steps you created a simple but stunning Christmas decor tree.
Until next time – I hope you have started your Christmas planning so long.

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