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April Creations with Cathy Cafun

April 27, 2016

Hi Cathy here sharing my creations with this month’s gorgeous new Collections – Cottage Rose and Sea Breeze.


I am loving the Cottage Rose collection, which has a pretty shabby chic feel with beautiful floral, damask and weatherboard patterned papers… just a gorgeous collection all around!!

“Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful” Layout by Cathy Cafun


For this layout I went to town with fussy cut flowers from the beautiful ‘Floral Bouquet’ pp, which I layered with a few Collectables and stickers from the 12×12 Sticker Sheet, creating a pretty cluster to surround my photo.

To keep in theme with the shabby chic style, I masked the background paper with Derivan modelling paste using the beautiful Floral Lace Designer Template, and randomly stamped around the edges with the lace border from the Cottage Rose stamp set.  I finished off with some flicks of candy Kaisermist and diecut butterflies from the C6 Butterflies Decorative Die.



Kaisercraft Product:  Cottage Rose – Paper | P2070 Floral Bouquet, P2073 Crochet, P2074 Garden | CT854 Collectables | SS311 12×12 Sticker Sheet | CS254 Clear Stamp Set | Decorative Dies – DD725 C6 Butterflies, DD556 Rectangle Fancy Frames | IT906 Designer  Template – Floral Lace | KM115 Kaisermist – Candy | SB786 Pearls – Rose | T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product: DM-1MM2M32 Derivan Matisse Light Modelling Paste, ink

“Happy Birthday to You” Card by Cathy Cafun

A quick and simple card with a few distressed layers and a touch of fussy cutting created with the 6.5” Paper Pad and one of the frames from the Collectables.

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Kaisercraft Product:  Cottage Rose – PP995 6.5” Paper Pad | CT854 Collectables | DD725 Decorative Dies – C6 Butterflies | CD507 Card Pack Square – Baby Pink | T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape

“Wedding Day” Altered 8”x10” Frame by Cathy Cafun

The papers from the Cottage Rose collection have a lovely old-world dreaminess to them, and just perfect for creating an altered frame to showcase a wedding photo. The new glitter cardstock adds a lovely touch of sparkle to the main flower cluster… so many gorgeous colours to choose from!! I diecut the Berry Vine Decorative Die from the pistachio glitter cardstock.  Looks so much prettier in real life!

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Kaisercraft Product:  SB2410 8 x 10″ Frame | Cottage Rose – Paper | P2070 Floral Bouquet, P2071 Welcome, P2075 Weatherboards, P2077 Framed | SS311 12×12 Sticker Sheet | GC108 Glitter Cardstock – Pistachio | CS257 Background Stamp – Script | Decorative Dies – DD DD522 Berry Vine, DD738 Vintage Keys, DD764 Words – Occasions Pack | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product: DM-1MM2M10 Derivan Matisse Gesso, ink


I have to admit that teal is one of my all-time favourite colours, so when I clapped my eyes on the Sea Breeze collection, I was in love!!  Beautiful flowers mixed in with a lovely variety of pretty patterned papers and contrasting black and white to make the teal colours pop and you have a collection which is a pure delight!!

”Happiness” Layout by Cathy Cafun


OMG how gorgeous is the Speciality Ripple Gloss Paper from the Sea Breeze Collection!!  Pull out a couple of co-ordinating mists and you have a stunning background created in an instant!!  I chose to combine the Turquoise with the Wisteria Kaisermists to create a luscious contrast against the white background, then flicked over this with the Winter Grey Kaisermist to create a little more depth, and a touch of sparkle with some lilac rhinestones.

For my title I diecut the happiness word from the new release Decorative Die Word Set  – Happiness in violet Weave Cardstock to make it pop and tie in with the wisteria Kaisermist.

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Kaisercraft Product: Sea Breeze – Paper – P2016 Waterlily, P2021 Raindrop, P2022 Swirl, PS448 Speciality Gloss Paper – Ripple | SS310 12×12 Sticker Sheet, CT853 Collectables | CD177 Cardstock Weave – Violet | DD758 Decorative Die Words – Happiness | Kaisermist KM120 Wisteria, KM112 Winter Grey, KM105 Turquoise | SB705 Rhinestones – Lilac | T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape Other Product: Ink

”Special Memory” Layout by Cathy Cafun

I chose to use the other gorgeous Specialty Diecut paper from this range to create my second layout, as I loved the weatherboard teamed with the pretty blooms… no need to pull out my scissors for fussy cutting here, as I used some of the beautiful blooms from the Collectables.


I love to distress and grunge up my creations, as it adds a layer of texture and dimension, so for this layout I cut random slits in the Specialty Paper and distressed the edges so that you can see the pretty background paper peeking through.  The Paper Blooms were given distressed finish by flicking with a touch of turquoise Kaisermist, then dipping the edges of the flower in gesso and sprinkling the wet gesso with aged embossing powder… hard to see in the pictures, but it looks really pretty and very shabby chic.

One of the other techniques I love to use to create a distressed/shabby look, is to sand the edges of my papers and photos to expose the white core using one of my favourite tools – the Kaisercraft Sanding Block!!  I love the illusion of dimension this creates on my layouts.

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 Kaisercraft Product: Sea Breeze – Paper – P2023 Splash, PS447 Speciality Gloss Paper – Pond | SS310 12×12 Sticker Sheet, CT853 Collectables | CS257 Background Clear Stamp – Script | KM105 Kaisermist – Turquoise | F627 Paper Bloom – Coconut | F649 Mini Paper Bloom – Sage | T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape  Other Product: Embossing Powder, DM-1MM2M32 Derivan Matisse Light Modelling Paste, ink

”Celebrate Your Day” Card by Cathy Cafun

How fabulous is the new release Decorative Die Words – Occasions Pack… it has all the basic greetings covered to create handmade cards for the special people in your life.

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Kaisercraft Product: Sea Breeze – PP99 6.5” Paper Pad | DD764 Decorative Die Words – Occasions Pack | KM111 Kaisermist – White | F648 Mini Paper Blooms – Sea Breeze | CD511 C6 Card Pack – White | IP719 Ink Pad – Black| T331 Sanding Block | T303 Foam Tape | Other Product:  DM-1MM2M10 Derivan Matisse Gesso

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1 Comment

  • Reply janine April 27, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Great work

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