Challenge Corner #5

Shake things up by creating a shaker card, tag or ornament.

For this challenge, I have created a shaker card. I have embossed a Christmas stamp using silver embossing powder. I also used foiled paper, the glitter tape, and some rhinestones. Lots of sparkles!

PAPERS: Let It Snow Collection – P2803 Delightful, CD601 White Cardstock

KC PRODUCTS: CT968 Let It Snow Collectables, CS365 Let It Snow Clear Stamp, CD511 Card pack C6 White, Decorative Dies: DD507 Nesting Circles and DD555 Round Fancy Frame, PT229 Glitter Tape Ice Blue

OTHER: Acetate, Foam, Shaker Material, Silver Embossing Powder, Versamark.

Merry & Bright Card by Donna Espiritu

KAISERCRAFT PRODUCTS: LET IT SNOW collection – PP1074 Paper Pad, CT968 Collectables
SB775 Aqua Marine, RS446 Island Lagoon, T315 Double-Sided Tape, T303 Foam Tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue
Other: sequins

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Set of three shaker tags by Hetty Hall

KAISERCRAFT PRODUCTS: LET IT SNOW collection – PP1074 Paper Pad, CT968 Collectables,
SK814 Sticker Book, Foam Dots.
Other: Variety of sequins, plastic sleeve, fuse tool, ribbon, eyelets.

If you would like to play along, we would love to see you create with the Let It Snow Collection, however, if you don’t have it yet other collections will be fine.
For your chance to win, upload a photo of your project to KAISERCRAFT CORNER
with the hashtag #KCShakerChallenge5
add this photo to the CHALLENGE #5 Photo Album

by 14th August

Best of luck and we cannot wait to see your creations!

Winners of Tic Tac Toe #4 Challenge

Thank you in advance for your patience in waiting for the results of this challenge and in your participation. Due to a change over in our Design Team, there was a delay in scheduling. However, things will be back to fortnightly challenges from now on.

Congratulations to…….

Annemarie Caister

Roxanne Smith

Congratulations ladies on creating these beautiful projects. Please contact Melissa Kennedy to claim your prizes.

Two Souls Wedding Tags

Welcome to today’s blog post using the gorgeous Two Souls range. I created a set of tags to be used as a quick wedding card instead of making a card.
I find that tags as my go to card these days – quick and easy to make and I don’t feel so bad when people just throw them away.
The paper pad, Collectables pack and this gorgeous tag topper die was simply perfect to create these tags with.

Its delicate details make for an exquisite element that can turn any piece of paper into a work of art.

Step 1 – From the 6×6 paper pad pull some papers that you want to use as your background for your tags.

Trim the papers into 2 x tags measuring 3×6” (7.5x15cm) and cut 2 x pieces measuring 2 ¾”x3 ¾” (7×9.5cm) using your trimmer.

Step 2 – Papers from the paper pad were used to die-cut the decorative edges using DD635 and your DIY Cuts machine.

Step 3 – Adhere the die-cuts to the back of the pieces measuring 2 ¾”x3 ¾” (7×9.5cm) using double sided tape.

Trim off any overlapping pieces of paper and tape for a nice clean finish.

Step 4 – Select some elements from your Collectables pack as well as from the Paper pad to use on your tags.

Step 5 – Ink the edges of your elements using white chalk ink to hide any cutting lines and to give a nice finish.

Step 6 – Start assembling your tags using all the elements gathered.

Layer elements using foam tape, add some rolled up thread for interest and finish off your tags with some diamante for a nice clean and elegant look.

Tie ribbon or bakers’ twine to the tags.
Step 7 – The Tag Topper die-cut used in different ways on your tags add interest.

Beautiful detail on this die-cut edge.

For this tag I cut the tag topper out using 2 different pieces of paper from my paper pad.

Adding interest with a dark bottom edge and a light variegated top edge.

Layered elements on a tag add interest and a beautiful finish.

Products Used
PAPERS: TWO SOULS Collection: PP1065 Paper Pad
KC PRODUCTS: CT958  Collectables, SB700 | Silver,

DD635 Decorative Tag,

 DIY Cuts machine, T315 Double Sided Tape, T303 Foam Tape,

T225 Kaiser Cutter, T317 Craft Scissors, T330 Die-Release Tool

Art Foam Flower Tutorial

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week. I have been playing with some art foam, and I came up with some  different ways of creating flowers using one die.

These three flowers were created using only two petals. But by making one alteration, three different flowers were created.

The above flower uses the largest petal from the die, die cut three times. It was shaped by scrunching the tops and embellished by using stamens in the centre.

The final two flowers use the smaller petal from the die. Their construction is the same except for the shaping of the petals. Another variation of flower from DIY Flora Gerbera die.

Below is a video tutorial explaining how each of these flowers was made.

Once you have created these beautiful flowers, it’s always wonderful to incorporate them into your projects.

‘Dream Big Tag’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection: PP1048 Paper Pad | Flourish Pack- FL628 Woodlands| Art Foam Sheets – SF908 Blossom| Decorative Die – DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera, DD499 Texture Burlap, DD607 Dream Big Word Pack| Mini Paper Bloom – F659 Sage and F658 Dusty Pink| Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD651 Kraft and CD101 Coconut| Pearls – SB714 Champagne |Ink Pads – IP725 Petal Pink, IP733 Green and IP724 Bark|T320 Craft Glue | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Size 8 Tag | Versafine Ink| Seam Binding| Ink Dauber | Foliage Die |Stamens| Hot Glue Gun

‘Stay Wild Card’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Hide and Seek Collection: PP1047 Paper Pad | CS330 Clear Stamp| Flourish Pack- FL628 Woodlands| Card Pack CD511 C6 White| Art Foam Sheets – SF909 Tulip| Decorative Die – DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera and DD753 Nesting Stitched Rectangles| Mini Paper Bloom – F659 Sage and F658 Dusty Pink| Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD168 Spruce, CD101 Coconut and CD141 Musk| Pearls – SB714 Champagne |Ink Pad – IP724 Bark |T320 Craft Glue | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: DD776 Detailed Doily | Versafine Ink| White Embossing Powder| Ink Dauber | Foliage Die |Stamens| Hot Glue Gun

I hope that you feel confident or inspired to make some art foam flowers and to use them in your future projects.

Have fun creating!