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Alicia McNamara

Beach Shack Card Making Do not use this category Miss Betty

Hand Made Card Inspiration featuring “Miss Betty” and “Beach Shack”

February 21, 2018

Are you a Card Maker?  Do you love to send or receive a Hand Made Card?  It’s always handy to have a stash of Hand Made Cards ready to go to send to family and friends.  Today, the Design Team have lots of gorgeous card-making inspiration for you using the two gorgeous new collections for February – “Miss Betty” and “Beach Shack”.

‘Blessed to be your friend’ Hand Made Card by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Kaisercraft Products: P2478 Stitched | P2484 Handkerchief | P2485 Quilted | CT931 Collectables | SS357 Sticker Sheet | FL619 Flourish Pack | SB701 Rhinestones – Soft Pink | KM111 Kaiser Mist – White | CD511 C6 Card Pack – White

“Just For You”  Step Card by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection: PP1038 Paper Pad |CT931 Collectables |CardstockCD101 Coconut| Mini paper Blooms – F649 Sage | Paper Bloom – F639 Fushia|T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Sewing Machine | Buttons| Card Creator Die

“Best Wishes”  Hand Made Card by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection: P2482 Sewn |P2478 Stitched Collectables |CardstockCD101 Coconut| Decorative Die DD809 Rectangle Doily and DD973 Handmade|Mini paper Blooms – F663 Hot Pink | Paper Bloom – F668 Hot Pink|T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: EM926 Lace Pack White | Versamark Ink| White Embossing Powder| Distress Ink| Dress Form Die

Beach Shack cards ~By Kylie Kingham.

Kaisercraft Products: PP1037 Paper Pad | SS356 Sticker Sheet | CS320 Clear Stamps | CT930 Collectables | DD808 Porthole Dies

“Just For You” Hand Made Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Miss Betty Hand Made Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Miss Betty Hand Made Card by Alicia McNamara

Process Video:

 

Kaisercraft Products: PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables | IP725 Petal Pink Ink Pad | BRB6060 Organza Ribbon | SB794 Pearls – Snow | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut | Other: Lace | Cheese Cloth| Sewing Machine and White Thread | Chip Wood |

Trio Hello Betty Cards by Jowilna Nolte

For my trio of cards, I explored several creative ways of using this range and all its elements.


From my Paper Pad, I used the embossed paper and inked it using a combination of pink and red ink to match the pink of the roses.

For this card, I used the stamp set. I stamped the sewn circle and then added some watercolour paint to the center and background.
My decorative elements consist out of a cut out doily from the previous card, a butterfly and a sentiment with some rhinestones.

Here I used the ruler paper from the Paper Pad and added stickers to dress it up. A few sewn accents and a wooden flourish complete this card.


Kaisercraft Products: PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables | SS357 Sticker Sheet | FL623 Flourish Pack Treasures | T302 Mounting Foam | CS321 Miss Betty Clear Stamp
Other: Sewing Machine, watercolour paint, Versafine grey ink, pink and red ink, blending tool

 

“Miss Betty card duo” by Beck Beattie

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection: P2478 Stitched |P2479 Thread |P2481 Tapestry |Mini paper Blooms – F653 Ruby | Paper Bloom – F641 Dusty Pink | T321 Craft Glue |T302 Mounting Foam | CD511 C6 Card Pack – White

Other: White Paper Doily

 

“Just For You” Hand Made Card by Donna Espiritu

 

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection – P2484 Handkerchief | PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables | SS357 Sticker Sheet | RS403 Antique Rose Rhinestone | CD511 C6 Card Pack – White | T321 Craft Glue |T302 Mounting Foam

Other: White Thread, Pink, Cream Hemp

 

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We can’t wait to see your Hand Made Card Creations! Make sure you tag #Kaisergallery on Social Media and join us at Kaisercraft Corner to share your work and creations.

Happy Crafting : )

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Do not use this category

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons

February 15, 2018

I’ve had a real fascination with Hexagons this month.  I love the Hexagon patterns in both the February Collections.  For my post today I have chosen the gorgeous Beach Shack Collection to use with a summer photo of my little boy at the beach.

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

We have spent a lot of time at the beach this summer.  Probably more than we have any summer I can remember.  Now that Billy is 16 months old he is an active little thing and I spend most of my days thinking of ways I can tire him and his big brother out! The beach is the perfect spot where they can run and use up lots of energy and they just adore playing in the sand and paddling in the water.  This photo was taken one evening when we went for a spontaneous beach run and they both started off fully clothed and got wetter and wetter until finally Billy ended up naked on the sand…

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

To begin my Layout I fussy-cut all the hexagon shapes from the paper.  This is often the way I will start a Layout when I am not sure what the end result will look like.  I take a page for fussy-cutting and a pair of scissors and sit somewhere the boys are playing and cut.  I find I can’t properly craft when Billy is awake because he finds me and gets into everything! But I can get away with a little fussy-cutting.  After I cut out the Hexagons I felt that they would look nice with a bit of machine stitching so that is where my Process Video begins…

Process Video

How to Create the Layout

The next step was glueing the Hexagons down in a pattern on the page.

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

This Layout turned out to be a very simple Layout that is certainly not complicated to re-create.

After glueing down the hexagon pattern I used one of the new Kaisercraft Decorative Dies to match this collection, DD808 Porthole:

I cut this from some soft blue paper and added it in to one side of my photo.

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

Then I added some Cheese Cloth to create a soft texture.  I layered my photo over the top with some Foam Tape.

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

A few Collectables were perfect for embellishing with and a little Wooden Flourish.

I adore these little wooden fences.  They look cute combined with the title for the Layout layered over the top.

FL618 – Beach

CT930 – Collectables

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

Finally I completed my Layout with a few splatters from some soft grey and white misting sprays.

This was quick and easy to put together, perfect for busy mums who would like to scrap some beachy photos.

I hope it provides you with a little inspiration,

Happy Crafting: )

Alicia xxoo

Kaisercraft Products Used:

P2469 Sea Change | P2470 Board Walk | CT930 Collectables | FL618 Flourish Pack – Beach | DD806 Decorative Die – Porthole | Other: Sewing Machine and White Thread | Cheese Cloth | Grey and White Misting Sprays |

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Layouts NEW Product Valentine's Day

Love is in the Air ~ Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day to you! February 14th…the day of Love!

Well, you are going to LOVE what the Design Team has created for you today! Some beautiful projects based on the theme of love…

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“You are so Wonderful” Valentine’s Day Layout ~by Kylie Kingham

Kaisercraft Products: P2485 Quilted | PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables.

Other: Cut file, paper clip, string.

“Bloom” Valentine’s Day Layout by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Kaisercraft Products: P2478 Stitched | P2479 Thread | P2484 Handkerchief | P2485 Quilted | CT931 Collectables | SS357 Sticker Sheet | FL619 Flourish Pack | RS406 Rhinestones – Blue Grey | KM111 Kaiser Mist – White

Other: String

”Love Knows No Bounds” Valentine’s Day Layout by Rikki Graziani

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection: P2478 Stitched | P2485 Quilted | SS357 Sticker Sheet | CS321 Clear Stamps | PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables

Other: Gold Mist 

”On This Day” Valentine’s Day Layout by Mabel Sim

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection: P2480 Patterns | P2485 Quilted | CS321 Clear Stamps  | CT931 Collectables | IT017 Mini Designer Template Blossom | CS214 Acrylic Stamping Block | F659 Mini Paper Blooms Misty | F658 Mini Paper Blooms Dusty Pink | CB153 Corrugated Cardboard Sheets

Other: Twine | Cardboard Sentiments | Embossing Powder | Texture Paste | Assorted Flowers | White Gesso

“XO” Valentine’s Day Layout by Jowilna Nolte

I haven’t done a layout like this in a while and had forgotten how much I love cutting large shapes and using them to ground photos and elements.
So this challenge was the perfect opportunity for a nice big focal point heart.

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection P2482 Sewn | P2485 Quilted | CT931 Collectables | SS357 Sticker Sheet
Other: Flowers, White cardstock, Walnut ink, Sewing machine

”Love” Valentine’s Day Mixed Media Canvas by Kavitha

Kaisercraft Products:  CT931 Collectables | FL619 Flourish Pack | CS321 Miss betty clear Stamp 

Other Products:  Watercolors | Flowers

“Happy Days” Valentine’s Day Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraf Beach Shack Valentine's Day Layout By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraf Beach Shack Valentine's Day Layout By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraf Beach Shack Valentine's Day Layout By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2469 Sea Change | P2470 Board Walk | P2473 Thatched | P2474 Beach House | P2475 Pier | CS320 Clear Stamps | PP1037 Paper Pad | CT930 Collectables | IT460 Template – Ripples | DD469 Hanami Flowers | DD745 Decorative Die – Fishing Net

Other: Grey Ink

“Hello, My Love” Valentine’s Day Layout by Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection P2491 Tapestry | P2486 Sewing | P2478 Stitched | P2482 Sewn | Ps279 Thread| PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables | SS357 Sticker Sheet | SB701 Soft Pink

Other: Hot Air Balloon Cut File, Thread, White cardstock, Watercolors, Doily

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  Please share any of your Valentine’s Projects with us by tagging Kaisergallery or popping into Kaisercraft Corner.  However you spend your day today, add a little sparkle of love into it.

Happy Crafting xxx

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Beach Shack Miss Betty Specialty Papers

5 Creative Projects using Kaisercraft Specialty Papers

February 7, 2018

Are you loving the new February Collections as much as the Design Team is?  February’s Beach Shack and Miss Betty are filled with beautiful papers and designs.  Both these collections feature Kaisercraft Specialty Papers, have you seen them yet?

What is a Kaisercraft Specialty Paper you ask…It is a high-quality, thick, sometimes die-cut paper, sometimes gloss, that is an extra special piece and a highlight of each collection.  Kaisercraft usually makes one or two specialty papers per collection.

Kaisercraft Specialty Papers

 

In the Miss Betty Collection this month the Kaisercraft Specialty Paper is the very delicate PS517 Embroidered Doily.

 

In the Beach Shack Collection, there are two Kaisercraft Specialty Papers: PS515 Porthole and PS516 Mosaic – Gloss

The Design Team was asked to create a project featuring one of these Kaisercraft Specialty Papers…you are going to love their inspiration!

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Design Team Projects

‘Love Sunny Days and Vitamin Sea’~by Kylie Kingham

Featuring Kaisercraft Specialty Paper – Mosaic Gloss

Kaisercraft Products: P2472 Foam | P2474 Beach House | P2476 Mother of Pearl | PS516 Mosaic | SS356 Sticker Sheet | PP1037 Paper Pad | CT930 Collectables 

Other: Distress Ink, Cut File.

‘Run Free’ layout ~ by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Featuring Kaisercraft Specialty Paper – Porthole

Kaisercraft Products: P2471 Board Walk | PS515 Porthole| SS356 Sticker Sheet | PP1037 Paper Pad | FL618 Flourish Pack | CT930 Collectables |CS320 Stamp Set | CB152 Cork | CD111 Cookie | KM111 Kaiser Mist – White | SB794 Pearls – Snow | SB774 Rhinestones – Ice Blue | SB703 Rhinestones – Aqua | SB791 Rhinestones – Pewter

Other: Glitter, Sequins, Cut File, Sparkets, Seashells, Beads, Distress Crayon

 

“A Perfect Day ” Layout ~ By Rikki Graziani

Featuring Kaisercraft Specialty Paper – Embroidered Doily

 

 

 Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection: P2478 Stitched | PS517 Die Cut | CT931 Collectables | Other: Gold Mist

“Beach” Layout ~ by Alicia McNamara

Featuring Kaisercraft Specialty Paper – Mosaic Gloss

Beach Shack Kaisercraft Specialty Papers Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Beach Shack Specialty Papers Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Beach Shack Specialty Papers Layout by Alicia McNamara

Process Video:

Kaisercraft Products: PS516 Mosaic Gloss | CS320 Clear Stamps | PP1037 Paper Pad | CT930 Collectables | FL618 Flourish Pack – Beach | IT463 Template – Weave | DD808 Decorative Die – Porthole | IP723 Vintage Ink Pad | SB774 Rhinestones – Ice Blue | Other: Charcoal, Blue, and White Misting Sprays | Sparklets 

“Friendship” Mini-album ~ By Donna Espiritu

Featuring Kaisercraft Specialty Paper – Embroidered Doily

 

 

 

 

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty Collection: P2479 Thread, P2481 Tapestry, P2482 Sewn, P2486 Sewing | PP1038 Paper Pad | PS517 Specialty Paper Embroidered Doily | SS357 Sticker Sheet | CT931 Collectables | Wooden Flourish Pack FL623 Treasures | Rhinestones SB701 Pink | Ink Pads IP725 Petal Pink, IP726 Island, IP731 Berry

Other: Light Pink ribbon, Crochet Thread, White Thread, Doily 

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Now for the big question…which is your favourite Kaisercraft Specialty Paper?  What will you choose to create with it? Please share your projects with us by tagging #Kaisergallery or joining the crafty party in Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group.  We love to see your designs.

Happy Crafting : )

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Alicia McNamara Card Making Havana Nights

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards

January 25, 2018

Do you love the colours in the new Havana Nights collection? They are so tropically colourful and I am a colour lover, are you?   The Havana Nights collection makes me think of what it would be like to live on an island…soaking up the sun rays all day by the pool and at the beach, sipping coconut drinks, wearing flowers in my hair…of course I would always have a lovely tan and look amazing in a bikini as well ; )

Today I am sharing a Process Video and I’m stepping you through how I made a set of bright and cheery Havana Nights cards.  This set of four cards is guaranteed to brighten someone’s day and maybe have them dreaming about an island lifestyle too!

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Havana Nights ~ Set of Four Bright and Cheery Cards

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products You Will Need:

12 x 12 Papers

P2451 Tropic

P2457 Ceramic

P2458 Exotic

PS512 Bamboo Die Cut

SS354 Sticker Sheet

CT897 Collectables

 

FL616 Flourish pack – Tropics

SB710 Orange Rhinestones

DD469 Hanami Flowers Decorative Die

CD511 C6 Card Pack – White

Other Products:

Navy Sewing Thread

Orange Misting Spray

White Misting Spray

Process to Make the Cards:

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Cut Exotic Reverse Paper to 10cm x 15cm and adhere to base of card.

Cut strips of three tiles from Ceramic Paper  layer to left-hand side of card with Foam tape.

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Fussy Cut flowers from Tropic Paper and diecut four Hanami Flowers die from Tropic Reverse.

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Cut four squares from Bamboo Die Cut Specialty Paper.  Glue to centre of cards.

Layer Green leaves from Sticker Sheet and Collectables onto centre of cards.

Layer Hanami Flowers Die, Fussy-cut flowers and Navy Sewing Thread onto centre of cards.

Choose four sentiments from Collectables and position in bottom right-hand corner of cluster.

Add two flowers and one tile from Collectable pack to cards.

Embellish with Wooden Flourishes, Orange Rhinestones, and white and orange Misting Spray splatters.

 How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

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Watch the Process Video here:

I hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial.  Have a lovely, crafty day!

Alicia xxoo

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