Are you ready for Father’s Day on Sunday, September 3rd? Do you like to make a handmade card or gift for Dad? Today the Design Team have loads of inspiration and ideas for the special men in our lives using the amazing Factory 42 Collection!!
Lets take a look at these brilliant ideas for Dad…
”Father’s Day Clock” By Rikki Graziani
Kasiercraft Products: Factory 42 Collection: PP1026 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables| Other: Clock | Scrapmatts Chipboard
‘Father’s Day Photo Frame Magnets’ ~ By Kylie Kingham
I’ve created these easy and fun magnet photo frames.They make the perfect gift for sending also as they will fit neatly within a card.I’ve prepared a short video tutorial as well.Hope you enjoy!
Kaisercraft Products: P2374 Ironworks | SS345 Sticker Sheet | PP1026 paper Pad | CT888 Collectables.
Other: Distress Ink, Magnet.
‘You and me’ Father’s Day Layout by Tatiana Yemelyanenko
Kaisercraft Products: P2370 Metal Gears, P2371 Gears & Cogs, P2375 Pipeworks, PS496 Cog & Pulleys Die Cut, CT888 Factory 42 Collectables, SS345 Factory 42 Sticker Sheet, FL607 Flourish Pack – Mechanisms, CS293 Marble Texture Stamp, CS277 Clear Stamps – P.S. I love you, T324 Glaze Paste, Rhinestones – SB775 Aqua Marine, SB776 Bronze, Kaiser Mists – KM105 Turquoise, KM111 White, KM113 Coffee, IP719 Ink Pad Small – Black
‘You and me’ Father’s Day Layout by Donna Espiritu
Kaisercraft Products: P2378 Workshop | PP1026 Paper Pad | SS345 Sticker Sheet | CT888 Collectables | DD798 Decorative Die – Cutout Textures | FL580 Flourish Pack – Cogs | SB776 Rhinestones – Bronze | IP722 Ink Pad – Red Gum | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon |
Wow!! Has that inspired you to get your hands on this amazing collection and make something for Dad? If it has, make sure you share your creation with us in Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group or by tagging Kaisercraft when you share on Social Media.
Do you love peeking in at other people’s Creative Spaces? Do you enjoy looking at someone’s Creative Space to see how they organise all their crafty materials and like getting storage ideas? If you said “yes!” to either of these questions then this is the post for you! Today we are venturing inside some of our Design Team’s Scrapping Rooms, Corners and Cupboards to see where they work and how they organise their materials.
How exciting! Are you ready…let’s take a look…
Creative Space ~ Rikki Graziani
I recently changed the layout of my room to make ”zones” in aim to be more productive, this is the IT zone……
I love these frames from Ikea, I change out the layout whenever I need some fresh inspiration.
My Video zone, where I film my process video with loads of natural lighting and my light box is my best investment yet, having the option to take photos of layout when its dark is great…..
Paper storage which are made by my Darling Hubby, with some stick on hooks for my stencils near my mixed media trolley.
My newest investment, from Kmart…. a fridge organiser that I use for all my Kaisercraft Stamps, Embossing Folders and Paper Pads. I love this as it makes tidy up great and its just there on hand for when ever I need it.
Thanks for looking at my space, hope it inspires you all. Rikki xxxxxxx
Creative Space ~ Kylie Kingham
I recently purchase this storage unit from Kmart for my Kaiser Mists.It is the perfect fit for them all! I usually keep any loose flowers in the screw top jars next to this unit.
This is one of two desks I have. I usually do all my editing and uploading on my laptop here.I scored this tall paper storage unit from a scrapbooking store and it has been the best for keeping my loose papers in.
I store all of my stencils here on these hooks.
This is my second desk and where I create all my projects as well as photograph and film thanks to the natural light.
It is rarely this tidy!
Thanks for stopping by!
Creative Space ~ Alicia McNamara
I am lucky to have my own craft room in our current house. We have lived in many different houses and sometimes I have been blessed with a craft room and sometimes I haven’t. On one wall in the room I have a white cube shelf with colourful Kaisercraft products out on display. I purchased the little shelf from Spotlight. On either side of the shelf I have two organisers where I store the current collections for the month. The organisers are a Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Kits that I made up myself.
On the cube shelving I have everything tucked away in boxes. The white boxes and magazine holders are from Ikea. The pink boxes are from Bunnings.
I have a round table in the centre of the room that I work on. I keep this tin on the table with the tools I am always reaching for. The tin and the mug are from K-mart.
I keep some of my layouts and cards up for ideas and inspiration. I peg them to the blinds on the window. Then I change them as I make new ones. I find these really helpful to look at when I am starting a new Layout or a Card.
On the other side of the room I have another shelf filled with boxes for storage. On top of this shelf I keep my die cutting tools, current stamps and my sewing machine.
I wish I could say my space is always this tidy, but that would be a complete lie. I’m glad I took the photos to prove that I can clean this room up lol! I often have multiple projects going on in this room and there often isn’t time to clean up in between, well thats what I tell myself anyway!
I filmed a video tour of my craft room if you would like to take a look…
Alicia : )
Creative Space – Donna Espiritu
My little craft space is in our bedroom since we have a very limited space in our home. I used to have a separate room for my things but we moved (and moving again in a month!) and I had to be really creative how I store my things.
I got the shelves, table, and cabinet in a “garage sale” of a sort. I just covered the table with pink contact paper (but will change it to white soon) to hide the old gray surface. If you will look closely, my Silhouette Cameo machine is peeking under the table which I covered with an old soft cloth.
Before, I used recycled shoe boxes to store little things/embellishments like flowers, stamps, stickers, buttons, paints, mists, etc. (Basically everything). Then, I recently bought these white, teal and transparent plastic storage bins to make it more organized and a bit presentable. I am still thinking how to store my papers but for now, this is how I keep them in one place. The others I am not using, were in the brown cabinet/drawer.
I like that I can see through the transparent boxes and easy access to the flowers, stencils, and metal dies.
I have a couple of mini drawers storing most of my inks, stamps and other knick-knacks. The IKEA Raskog trolley stores a hodgepodge of mixed media, watercolors, planners and other stuff like coloring books, rulers, trimmers and lots of crochet/sewing threads (lowest bin, stored in cookie tins). The pink, battered box stores my photo papers and stickers sheets.
Not pictured here, but I have a white poster board I use when I take photos of my projects. I use natural light as much as possible (no flash). I use the boxes that some of my DT kits came with (pizza boxes mostly) to store my finished layouts. I always keep my space clean and clutter free since I have a toddler daughter who likes to “borrow” mommy’s toys. I hope when she gets a bit older, we’ll be able to play together!
That’s all from me and I hope you had fun taking a peek at my humble creative space! :)
xo Donna xo
Creative Space ~ Renee Aslette
I am super lucky to have my own craft room. Somewhere I can work, close the door and leave the mess behind for another day.
My room had disaster hit in March, when Cyclone Debbie came to visit where I live and the downstairs of my house flooded, including my craft room. We did our best to take all my crafty bits upstairs but we are still waiting for repairs to be done. So this is my yet to be renovated room.
I have a large corner desk my husband made for me. My video webcam is suspended above that area for easy video recording.
This is where the editing magic happens. I print all my photo’s from this desk and all the process video editing.
As you can probably tell, my favourite colour is yellow. That hot air balloon is one of my favourite accessories. It is a mini candle holder. My peg board has some inspirational quotes and gifts from friends.
I have two large book cases that hold my flowers, embellishments, paints & inks, stamps, die cuts, paper and silhouette machine.
Everything in my room is organised in colours. I have boxes and containers of things in colour order. I would like to think I am a very organised person.
This is not the way the book case is usually organised, but after the flooding not everything has gone back in. One of my favourite items to use in my room is my typewriter. The top shelf is buttons and flowers behind. The second shelf is the stamp storage.
So thanks for coming on a tour of my room. It isn’t perfect but it is my space. Looking forward to having my room fixed, repainted, and everything back into its normal place.
Creative Space ~ Jowlina Nolte
it may surprise a lot of people but I don’t have my own dedicated space. I am however fortunate enough to have a space where I can create and make a mess.
This is the cleanest it has been for years just in case you were wondering. A key factor for me is having things in tubs and behind closed doors. Not everything is behind doors but the bulk of my stash is. It helps keep the clutter at bay, and although I would love a beautiful space to display all my work my personality won’t allow for it.
My table area is to one side of our living room. You can just see my table peeking out. Newly built as of 3 years ago is this recycled cupboard we moved from the bedroom to an alcove in the lounge. It fitted perfectly. The nice thing is that we could customize an ugly duckling into something beautiful. I painted the white melamine with chalk paint and waxed it in dark and clear wax.
The cupboard has custom drawers in it – made out of shelves and filled with old ammunition shipping crates. Each drawer has a different creative handle on it for fun.
inside the crates I store odds and ends and some clear stamps in calendar cases. I still need to sort and label a lot of them…
Next to the drawers my DH created this slider door. We cut 2 doors to create the small door and inside are sliders with baskets that house all or most of my bottles, sprays, mists, paint and inks.
Behind the doors are embellishments, cardstock, project life, extra embellishments, Bible Journaling, tools and lots of other stuff.
I purchased this old bank trolley from a scrap yard and painted it in white chalk paint. The drawers hold my most used tools and things like ink, acrylic blocks, rulers, diamante, cutting machine plates, pens, adhesives etc. On top is my command center with my clipboards keep track of deadlines and dates and some mugs with pencils and pens for a quick reach. And some pretty fresh flowers to keep me inspired. Next to this trolley is another one with my tools and things I use even more as well as some to do projects.
To the left of my blue cupboard is a grey cupboard also painted in chalk paint. This is my ink and technique cupboard.
Everything that has to do with inks and techniques is housed here. Its also right next to my table so very convenient. At the very top and bottom is a rainbow color coded arrangement
that adds some order to the chaos.
And to the left of my technique cupboard is an old brown tool cupboard from my grandfather – that is going to be my Kaisercraft cupboard – but still a work in progress.
Thanks for taking a look – its not perfect, but it is my happy place and where I spend hours being creative and making a mess. Its perfect for me and it definitely is a working space.
Oh my!! So many beautiful crafty spaces in this post today!! Have you been inspired to clean up your craft room lol! If only they stayed tidy! But can creativity and neatness work together? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Pop on over to Kaisercraft Corner…we are going to be sharing our Creative Spaces and we would love to see yours! Messy or tidy we promise not to judge!!
Have you seen our two gorgeous new Kaisercraft collections for the month of August – Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel? It is time to start thinking Father’s Day and Christmas! Get on board this month and we will have you organised for all the upcoming holidays : )
Today the 2017/2018 Design Team come together for their first collaborative Blog Post. They are showcasing Christmas Layouts, Cards, and Tributes to our Dads using these two wonderful collections; Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel….
Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42: P2370 Metal Gears | P2371 Gears and Cogs | PP1026 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables | SB776 Bronze | IP724 Bark.
‘Xmas Step Card’ by Cathy McGrath
Kaisercraft Products: PP1025 Christmas Jewel Paper Pad | CT887 Collectables |CD110 Mocha | CD143 Wine | CD Forest | GC104 Crystal |DD547 Circle Vines |DD584 Lace Top |DD387 Gift Border | DD391 Mini Christmas Ornaments | DD392 Mini Christmas Foliage | DD504 Doilies | DD718 Alphabet Uppercase Script | F670 Mini Paper Blooms Grape | F643 Paper Blooms Amethyst | SB794 Snow | SB788 Plum
“You Are My Favourite Person” Layout By Evgenia Krapivina
Kaisercraft Products: P2372 Machine |P2371 Gears & Cogs | P2376 Assembly Line | P2377 Automated | SS345 Sticker Sheet | CT888 Collectables | Flourish Pack – FL607 Mechanisms | Kaiser Mist – KM111 White | KM113 Coffee | Decorative Die – DD347 Numbers | Glitter Cardstock – GC106 Bronze | Ink Pad – IP719 Black |
“Multi-Layered Christmas Card” ~ by Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Products: PP1025 Paper Pad | P2365 Ornate Garland | CT887 Collectables | FL606 Flourish Pack – Fancy Christmas | PT225 Silver Glitter Tape | IP732 Orchid Ink Pad | DD388 Decorative Die – Poinsettia | DD793 Decorative Die – Ornate Frames 1 | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | SB700 Silver Rhinestones | RS465 Lilac Rhinestones Strips | KC014 Kaisercolour Paint – Mauve | KM111 Kaiser Mists – White | KM119 Kaiser Mists – Blackberry | KM120 Kaiser Mists – Wisteria | GC103 Glitter Card Stock – Platinum |
Two very different collections, both with so much potential! We would love to see your creations using Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel. A great place to share your designs is in our private Facebook Group – Kaisercraft Corner. Inside this group we encourage all crafters to participate and receive some positive recognition for their designs. So why not hop on over and become a member!
Stay tuned for more inspiration on the blog here tomorrow.
Do you share my love for making Mini Albums? They are such a fun, short project and are perfect for gifting to a friend or family member. Today I am sharing a Mini Album that I made and Five Tips on how to make a Mini Album. I also have included a video that demonstrates exactly how I put this Album together using Kaisercraft’s gorgeous new “Christmas Jewel” Collection.
I have had some Graduation photographs on my desktop waiting and waiting for the right paper collection. When I saw the beautiful purple shades in “Christmas Jewel” I knew they would be a perfect match. Even though this is a Christmas Collection there are some “un-Christmas like” papers included that could be utilised in an “un-Christmas like” project. If you have been waiting for a purple collection, this is such a beautiful set, so many lovely shades of purple and with silver trimmings. It really is divine. Alternatively, if you have some lovely Christmas Photos that you would love to make into a Mini Album, you could easily choose the more “Christmassy themed” papers from the collection. You could make a Christmas Mini Album instead of a Graduation Mini Album.
Before I jump straight into my Mini Album Tips I would like to welcome you to a brand new year on the Kaisercraft Blog. Today, the 1st of August, marks the beginning of the new 2017/2018 Year for the Kaisercraft Design Team. I am honoured to be the first Team Member to blog for the year and I can promise you that you will LOVE this new team filled with talented artists. The projects that they have already created and are waiting to share are so beautiful and the new Kaisercraft Collections are to die for! This year is going to be amazing!!
So lets get started then, to kick off the New Year I am sharing Five Tips to Make a Mini Album. This post is for all the Mini Album lovers out there and for those who might be new to making a Mini Album but might need a little encouragement to give one a try…
Mini Album Tip #1 – Gather Your Materials
This tip might seem very obvious but, if you know what collection you are using and you have most of the bits and pieces from that collection it makes the creating process a whole lot easier!! I chose the “Christmas Jewel” Collection because it matched the Graduation Gown of our friend in the photographs. (Isn’t she a little cutie.) I then went through and searched my craft room for purple and silver glitter tape, a co-ordinating Ink Pad and album rings. The easiest Mini Albums I have made are when I start with a base that is already prepared for me. This time I chose the Kaisercraft “Ticket Album”. It is a great size for 4×6 photos.
Mini Album Tip #2 – Keep Your Design Simple
To make creating a Mini Album a quicker task it helps to keep your design nice and simple. For my Album I chose to use 3 12×12 Papers: P2362 Gilded Snowflakes, P2364 Winter Wonderland, and P2369 Glimmering for my base pages. The Polka-dots were for the front and back Covers of the Album. The other two papers were for the two opening spreads in the Album. I simply cut these with a blade and glued them to the base pages of the Album.
Mini Album Tip #3 – Repeat the Same Design For Every Page
Sometimes it can be hard to think of different ideas to decorate every page of your Mini Album. I suggest keeping the same design for every page. This creates a lovely co-ordinating effect throughout the album and allows you to enjoy creating without too much brain strain!! For my Album I chose IT448 Ornate Damask Template and used that to decorate the pages of my album.
I also chose to cut P2365 Ornate Garden into strips and use that with Glitter Tape to decorate the middle of each page.
Mini Album Tip #4 – Select Meaningful Quotes
I do love the lovely quotes Kaisercraft use in their products and collections. I love the look of a meaningful quote alongside a photograph. For this Album I used Kaisercraft’s “Clear Stickers” ST928 Life and ST925 Family to fill the page opposite my photograph.
Mini Album Tip #5 – Embellish with Decorative Dies
I love Kaisercraft Decorative Dies. Every month there is a new die that I am just longing to collect. In this project I used numerous dies to decorate and embellish the pages of this album. Decorating with Dies is such a quick and easy way to fill space on a project. I have listed the dies I used in this Album below, just in case you would also like to make these part of your die collection ; )
DD589 – Hydrangea Rectangle
DD793 – Ornate Pack 1
DD388 – Poinsettia
DD757 – Large Flourishes
DD347 – Numbers
Mini Album Tutorial/Process Video
Finally, here is my Tutorial/Process Video. I would love you to take a look and see exactly how I put my Album together from beginning to end. You might even like to subscribe to my You Tube Channel. On my channel there are over 20 videos of projects I have made with Kaisercraft Products.
Do you like layering paper in Layouts but sometimes are not sure where to begin?
Are you interested in some Paper Layering Tips for Scrapbooking?
Today I am demonstrating five tips for Layering paper in a Layout and I am using the sunny and gorgeous Golden Grove Collection. I have made a Layout with a photo of my Mum and Dad on their Wedding Day.
Lets get started!
Layering Paper Tip 1 – Plan the Outline of Your Design
For this Layout I chose to make a cross Design behind my photo. I use the cross design quite a bit because I find it easy to work with. I drew the cross onto a scrap bit of 12×12 paper to show you what I was thinking in my head. If you have a basic outline you can shape your layers to work with that outline. So at the end of the layering part you have something that looks balanced and planned. Then I chose a background paper, P2354 Collated, because I wanted something quite plain to work with.
I chose the Cherry Blossom Template IT001 to use with Gold Paint and Impasto and I wanted this to pop out from under my layered paper design. I love this template. The little blossoms are so pretty.
Layering Paper Tip 2 – Choose Papers with Colours that Work Together
I chose three papers P2335 Canola, P2356 Fallen Leaves and P2358 Sweet Pear to use as my layers and cut them into strips of various sizes. I wanted to focus more on the golden colours from this collection, with just a hint of green, to suit my photograph. Then I positioned them into a cross pattern and inked them with Saffron Ink.
Layering Paper Tip 3 – Use a Mixture of Mounting Tape and Flat Tape
Once I was happy with the positioning of the paper strips I stuck them down with mounting tape and flat tape. By using the different type of tapes you can make layers of different depths.
Layering Paper Tip 4 – Fussy Cut some Layers
The papers in this collection are perfect for some fussy cutting and fussy cutting is a great way to layer paper. I chose the paper P2352 Gold Dahlia to cut two clusters of paper blooms.
Layering Paper Tip 5 – Use Collectables
Collectables are perfect for adding paper layers to your design…sometimes I wish I had five bags of these because I absolutely LOVE collectables. They make creating such a breeze. The collectables in this collection are just adorable! So many beautiful flowers and butterflies.
I filmed a Tutorial Video showing exactly how I made this layout in case you are interested in taking a look.
I hope you enjoyed my post today. The Golden Grove Collection is a must-have for your stash. Do you like to use Paper Layers in your Scrapbooking or Cardmaking? Do you have another tip you could share?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below or pop on over to my blog to say hello.