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Alicia McNamara

Card Making Card Making Tutorial Gel Pens

Blessed Colouring Cards with Hand Stitching

January 10, 2019

Kaisercraft Blessed Colouring Cards by Alicia McNamara

Do you love Card Making? Have you ever wanted to try some Hand Stitching on your cards?  I have been wanting to try this technique for quite some time and when I saw the pretty colours in the new Blessed Collection by Kaisercraft I decided to give it a go.  I purchased some brightly coloured hand-embroidery thread from Spotlight and with a little You Tube search I was hand stitching like a Pro in no time lol! You can do it too!! Its actually very relaxing…even my hubby stitched a card and liked it!

These cards also involve some colouring, so if you enjoy colouring an image, you need to keep an eye out for this pretty paper collection.  I coloured my flowers with Kaisercraft Gel Pens.

(Click the photo above to download Free PDF Printable Instructions)

Kaisercraft Blessed Colouring Cards by Alicia McNamara

I created a set of Four Cards utilising the Stamp Set with matching Die Cuts.  They all follow the same basic design.

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BLESSED COLOURING CARDS VIDEO TUTORIAL:

I filmed a Step-By Step Video Tutorial that you can use to re-create the cards if you wish to:

PRODUCTS USED FOR BLESSED COLOURING CARDS:

PAPERS: BLESSED Collection: P2668 Blissful

KC PRODUCTS: DD991 Framed Stamps and Die Cuts, PP1059 Paper Pad, CL1104 Kaisercraft Gel Pens Set of 48, SB702 Hot Pink Rhinestones, CD650 Smooth White Card Stock, IP757 Ink Pad – Permanent Black.

You can purchase your Blessed collection at the Kaisercraft Online Shop by clicking on the image below:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BLESSED COLOURING CARDS:

Step 1

Colour Flower Clusters on BLISSFUL with Kaisercraft Gel Pens.

Step 2

Fussy Cut Flowers out.

Step 3

Stamp Sentiments from FRAMED STAMPS onto smooth white card stock.

Step 4

Colour Sentiments with Gel Pens.

Step 5

Die Cut Sentiments.

Step 6

Choose your favourite papers from Paper Pad.

Step 7

Cut nesting paper squares to layer behind sentiment.

Step 8

Layer squares onto card with double sided tape.

Step 9

Pierce holes along each border and hand sew.

Kaisercraft Blessed Colouring Cards by Alicia McNamara

Step 10

Add sentiment and floral clusters to front of card and embellish with some bling.

Kaisercraft Blessed Colouring Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Blessed Colouring Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Blessed Colouring Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Blessed Colouring Cards by Alicia McNamara

Let me know if you make these cards, or if you try some hand stitching.  I would love to see your work.

Alicia : )

 

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Card Making Tutorial Deep Sea Tutorial Videos

Deep Sea Water Colour Cards

December 19, 2018

Do you enjoy water colour painting?  Today I am sharing a Tutorial for creating five water colour cards using Kaisercraft’s new Deep Sea Collection.  These cards are lots of fun to create.  Click the Photo below for Free PDF Printable Instructions.

Supplies Needed:

PAPERS: Deep Sea Collection. P2666 Sand Bar, PS550 Mermaid Scales.
KC PRODUCTS: CD511 Card Pack C6 White, CT951 Collectables, PP1058 Paper Pad, FL639 Flourish Pack – Under Water,
KM126 Kaiser Mist Lime, KM129 Kaiser Mist Navy, KM127, Kaiser Mist Turqouise, KM132 Kaiser Mist Gold, KM128 Kaiser Mist Lavender,
DD989 Sea Shells Die and Stamp Set, RS402 Island Lagoon Rhinestones.
OTHER: Stazon Ink, Water Colour Paper

 

Deep Sea Water Colour Cards Video Tutorial:

Deep Sea Water Colour Cards Instructions:

Step 1

Stamp onto Water Colour Paper using DD989 Sea Shells Die and Stamp Set.
Colour images with Kaiser Mists and a paintbrush.  Use your die cutting machine to cut the images out.

 

Step 2
Stamp Envelopes.

 

Step 3
Paint Envelopes and Card Bases with Kaiser Mists.

Step 4
Cut SAND BAR (Reverse) following lines on paper and MERMAID SCALES into strips.
Apply strips horizontally onto each card.

Step 5
Choose a Sentiment and Die Cut for each card.

Step 6
Add Cheese cloth and Sentiment with Liquid Glue and Foam Tape.

Step 7
Embellish with Collectables, Die Cuts, Wooden Flourishes and Rhinestones.

Step 8
Sprinkle with Lavender Kaiser Mist.

 

Completed Cards:

That brings us to the end of the Tutorial.  How did you go? Share your completed card set in Kaisercraft Corner here.

If you live in Australia and you want to purchase product online you can visit Kaisercraft here to purchase your  Deep Sea Products

or click on the image below.

Download full set of instructions for the above cards HERE.

Alicia : )

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Layouts Let's Go Specialty Papers

Group Post – Specialty Die Cut Layouts

November 29, 2018

“Our Boys” Layout By Alicia McNamara

Let's Go Layout By Alicia McNamara

PAPERS: LET’S GO Collection: P2640 Sight Seeing, P2641 Carry On, PS545 Postage Stamp, P2644 Cities, P2648 Souvenirs.

KC PRODUCTS: PS546 Fly Away Acetate Sheet, CB109 Alpha #3, SS375 Sticker Sheet, CT949 Collectables, , T302 Foam Dots, T321 Acid Free Craft Glue, LDB1056 Foam Tape, T314 Double Sided Tape,

 

I’m trying to scrap my boys more often, because I think it helps you to press pause on life and be thankful for your blessings.

This collection is perfect for scrapping boy photos.

Let's Go Layout By Alicia McNamara

PRODUCTS USED:

You can download the full instructions for this layout HERE

 

 

‘Loving This Place’ by Lisa Amiet


PAPERS: LET’S GO Collection: PS545 Postage Stamp Die Cut, P2641 Carry On, P2642 Flights, P2643 Bag Tags, P2644 Cities, P2647 Road Map, P2648 Souvenirs, PP1056 6 x 6 Paper Pad, SS375 Sticker Sheet, CT949 Collectables.
KC PRODUCTS: CD101 12 x 12 Coconut Cardstock, DD988 Wish You Were Here Die & Stamp Set, DD314 Decorative Die Hot Air Balloons, CS265 Clear Stamp Set Just Landed, IP705 Antique Blue Ink Pad, LBD1056 Foam Tape, T315 Double Sided Tape
OTHER:Mists, Cardboard

 

I had loads of ideas as soon as I saw the ‘Postage Stamp Die Cut’ specialty paper. There are so many ways you can use it.

I have also used the ‘Wish You Were Here’ Stamp and Die set for the suitcase.

I have layered this with collectables and and foam tape for dimension.

For the hot air balloons and clouds I have used the ‘Hot Air Balloons’ Decorative Die Set.
You can use the patterned papers and card stock to come up with so many styles and colours.

You can download the full instructions for this layout HERE

Collect Moments – Kasia Leach

PAPERS: LET’S GO Collection: P2647 Road Map, PP1056 6.5” Paper Pad, PS545 Postage Stamp Die Cut, PS546 Fly Away Acetate.

KC PRODUCTS: SS375 Sticker Sheet, CT949 Collectables, CS341 Clear Stamp, CD302 Coal Cardstock, FL637 Fly Away Wooden Flourishes, IP753 Licorice Ink, KM131 Black Mist, DD3316 Texture Subway Die, LDB1025 Kraft Pennant with Eyelet, AS253 Ivory Alpha Stickers.

 

I have been meaning to scrapbook my little man’s school photos for a while now, but I never seem to find the right paper range and I knew this was it, the moment I saw it.. needless to say I did all 3 years.

I find that to me, my kid’s education and schooling is one big adventure and a lot about the journey and the moments that help shape them into who they will one day become. Have a look at your kiddos school photos as this is a great collection with some really beautiful quotes to document these moments of their lives.

You can download the full instructions for this layout HERE.

You can find the Let’s Go collection at your local stockist now or
online at Kaiserstyle.

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Card Making Tutorial

Set of 10 Let’s Go Cards Tutorial

November 16, 2018

10 Cards by Alicia McNamara

“When creating these cards I decided to play around with a few different Mixed Media techniques. I used the new Kaisercraft Ink Pads with the Let’s Go Clear Stamps and new Kaiser Mists with a Template to create unique backgrounds. These cards would be perfect to give to family and friends who are about to go on a travelling holiday.”

Click on the Photo Above to Print PDF Instructions.

Instructions to Make Cards

PRODUCTS USED:

 PAPERS: Let’s Go Collection: P2643 BAG TAGS

KC PRODUCTS: CD512 Card Pack C6 Kraft, CT949 Collectables, PP1056 Paper Pad, FL637 Flourish Pack – Fly Away, T302 Foam Dots, T321 Acid Free Craft Glue, LDB1056 Foam Tape, T314 Double Sided Tape, KM130 Kaiser Mist Brown, KM129 Kaiser Mist Navy, IP757 Ink Pad – Black, IT 468 Grunge Template.

Other: Twine.

Step One

Fussy Cut tags from BAG TAGS. Ink edges with Black Ink. Hole Punch a hole in the top of each tag and tie some twine through the hole.

 

Step Two

Ink edges of front of cards and envelopes with Black Ink.

Step Three

Using Navy Kaisermist and Template spritz onto front of each card.

Step Four

Choose a tag for each card.

Choose five pages from the Paper Pad. Cut each page into 5 strips measuring 1 ¼ inches x 6 inches. Adhere the two strips to left-hand side of each card overlapping each other.

Step Five

Stamp your cards and envelopes.

Step Six

Adhere tags with foam tape. Embellish with Wooden Flourishes, die cuts from back of Paper Pad and Collectables.

Sprinkle with Brown Misting Spray.

Video Tutorial:

 

All products to create these cards are available online at the Kaisercraft Shop.

Click the image above to head over and start shopping.  Make sure you check in regularly for the daily deal. The daily deals are incredible!!!

Have a lovely crafty day,

Alicia : )

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Card Making Scrap Studio

Butterflies Galore

November 15, 2018

There are many crafters who love to create with Butterflies.  The Scrap Studio Collection is full of gorgeous butterflies.

If you are a butterfly lover you are going to love this new collection!
Today we have two beautiful card projects to share with you.

Links are available after each project that you can download allowing to make them yourself at home.

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Exploding Box – Alicia McNamara

Exploding Butterfly Box By Alicia McNamara

Exploding Butterfly Box By Alicia McNamara

Exploding Butterfly Box By Alicia McNamara

Exploding Butterfly Box By Alicia McNamara

 

Exploding Butterfly Box By Alicia McNamara

To download full instruction HERE on how to make one of these exploding boxing.

 

 

“Happy Birthday” Butterfly Card by Donna Espiritu

APERS: Scrap Studio Paper Collection – P2635 Gritty, P2637 Coarse

KAISERCRAFT PRODUCTS: CT948 Scrap Studio Collectables, PP1055 Paper Pad, CD512 Card Pack – Kraft,
IP727 Lagoon, LDB1056 Double-sided tape, T315 Double-sided tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

Other: White Thread

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 Creating a birthday card using a few fussy cut flowers and butterflies with a matching envelope will make any recipient happy. 

I lined the envelope with the floral pattern paper in the Scrap Studio collection and added a couple of big butterflies inside the card to finish the overall look.    

Download instructions for above card HERE.

To purchase the beautiful Scrap Studio Collection click this picture below and head over to Kaisercraft’s Online Shop.

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