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Alicia McNamara Card Making Keepsake Videos

How to Create a Multi-Layered Card

June 23, 2017

Hello Crafty Friends,

When I saw the new and beautiful Keepsake Collection I thought it would be perfect for making a heavily embellished card.  I decided to film a Process Video to match because I often get questions about how to begin a card that has lots of layers and embellishments, what colours and papers can be chosen to put together and what elements can be used.  Today I will show you exactly how I made this one from start to finish.

To make the card I began with some folded craft card stock measuring 23 x 17cm.  I cut some Photomontage (16.5 x 11cm) to fit the front of the card and a strip of Photomontage (reverse) measuring 5.5 x 16.5 cm.  I inked everything with Bark ink.  I layered the strip onto the card with mounting tape for extra dimension and this was the base of my card.  I chose the Photomontage Paper because I liked the shade of green and I liked the small white floral clusters.

Kaisercraft Keepsake Card with Video Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I stamped onto the Photo Frames Acetate 12×12 sheet for the sentiment of my card, because I love the novelty of this Acetate sheet and I wanted to play with it again.  I used Stazon Ink to stamp onto the Acetate and it dried clearly without smudging.   I backed this sentiment with Captured paper, I chose this because I felt it was a slightly different colour to the other papers on the card, but still coordinated.  The thing with the Kaisercraft collections is that the colours are so well chosen you really can’t go wrong with your paper choice.  Everything matches really nicely so you can be confident with your paper choice.  I added sticker strips for extra details and chose a lovely flower cluster sticker for my main embellishment.  I wanted something large and floral.  This sticker was perfect.

Kaisercraft Keepsake Card with Video Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I used my one of my most favourite Kaisercraft Decorative Dies ever DD757 Large Flourishes .  If you haven’t purchased this Decorative Die yet you need to! It goes so well with Paper Blooms and most Kaisercraft Paper Collections.  I find it adds a little dimension and another layer to a Multi-Layered card.  I actually like to cut this die in half and pop it under some Paper Blooms.  The colour of the flowers I chose was Dusty Pink, another favourite of mine.  They co-ordinate nicely with lots of the Kaisercraft Paper Collections as well, so a very good colour to have in your craft supplies.

I chose some lovely Collectables to add to my card (leaves and butterflies are always good!) and layered everything together.  You see how I repositioned all the elements on the card until I was happy with it in the Process Video.

Kaisercraft Keepsake Card with Video Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I love adding the little wooden shapes from the Kaisercraft Flourish Packs.  For this card I chose two photo frame corners from the Snapshot Pack.  Thes add another dimension to the card that is different from paper.  You can ink or colour these wooden flourishes, but for this card I chose to leave them in their original state.

Finally I embellished with some Chocolate Pearls.  This finishes the card off and again gives another texture to the card.  They can be added in groups of three or two, or whatever grouping you prefer.

Kaisercraft Keepsake Card with Video Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products:

P2325 Captured | P2330 Montage | PS493 Photo Frames Acetate | SS340 Sticker Sheet | CS302 Clear Stamps | CT883 Collectables | FL602 Flourish Pack – Snapshot | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | F641 Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink | CD651 Kraft Card Stock | SB792Pearls – Chocolate | Other: Cheese Cloth

Kaisercraft Keepsake Card with Video Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I had a lovely time designing this card using the beautiful Keepsake Collection.  I’m sure you will love this collection too.  I hope you have found a little inspiration from my video.  If you have any more questions feel free to leave me a comment and I can reply. Have a crafty weekend : )

Alicia xxoo

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Alicia McNamara Bombay Sunset Card Making Tuesday Tutorials

Tuesday Tutorial – Super Quick and Colourful Cards with Video

May 9, 2017

Do you ever wish you had a stack of handmade cards ready to go in your house to give out to friends and family? Do you like making quick and easy cards that don’t take all day to make? Well today I am going to show you how to use Kaisercraft’s brand new collection,Bombay Sunset to make four colourful cards you can whip up in less than an hour. They are quick, they are easy, they are super colourful.  I am sure your family and friends will love them!!  And you will love making them…super easy and super fun!  Let’s get started….

Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset Cards by Alicia McNamara

What you will need:

To make these cards you will need the following items..

12×12 White Card Stock (x2 sheets)

Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset Collectables

Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset Sticker Sheet

Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset 12×12 Scrapbook Paper – Party (x 2 sheets)

Kaisercraft Bollywood Flourish Pack

Kaisecolour Gel Pens

Kaisercraft Hot Pink Paper Blooms

As well as a Paper Trimmer, Double Sided Tape, Mounting Tape, Scissors and Glue.

What to do:

Watch this video tutorial to see the method to make these cards…

Kaisercraft Products: P2322 Party | SS339 Sticker Sheet | CT882 Collectables | FL601 Flourish Pack – Bollywood | F663 Paper Blooms – Hot Pink | CD101 12×12 Weave Card Stock – Coconut | CL104 Gel Pens – 48pk |

I hope you gained a little inspiration today to have a go at some quick and easy cards.

Thanks for joining me,

Alicia : )

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Alicia McNamara Beyond the Page Home Decor Indigo Skies

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Beyond the Page and Video

April 21, 2017

Hello Kaisercraft Friends,

I know you are all loving the new Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Collection, it is such a versatile collection that can be used to scrap the boys or the girls.  Today I am sharing a Photo Frame with photos of my nieces and nephew from a photo shoot they had taken a few years ago now.  This is a present for my sister for her birthday.  Because she has three children these photos were a perfect fit for the Three Panel Frame.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I started with a Beyond The Page 3 Piece Panel Frame by Kaisercraft and the beautiful Indigo Skies Collection.

I filmed a Process Video of how I made this frame.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I used one of Kaisercraft’s new 6×6 Templates – Abstract Triangles to add some texture to the frame.

I also added some background stamping with my all time favourite stamp CS257 Background Script.

You can see in the video how I just ink up little bits of this stamp for the effect of a few words stamped here and there on the frame.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I tied the frame together with some Kaisercraft blue Organza Ribbon.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I fussy-cut some of the beautiful butterflies to decorate the frame.  I love butterflies as an embellishment.  I popped a little Kaisercraft Decorative Die vine (DD516) underneath the butterflies to fill in the gaps.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

I added a little bit of navy sewing thread and a couple Kaisercraft white Mini Paper Blooms.

Kaisercraft Indigo Skies Photo Frame by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products:

SB2427 Three Piece Panel | P2286 Chambray | P2287 Shibori | P2289 Misty | PP1018 Paper Pad | CT880 Collectables | F644 Mini Blooms – Coconut | KM106 Kaiser Mist – Denim | KM101 Kaiser Mist – Charcoal | KC001 Kaiser Colour – White | IT440 6×6 Designer Template – Abstract Triangle | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | CS257 Background Stamp – Script | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | DD516 Decorative Die – Vines | Other: Navy Sewing Thread | Impasto|

I hope you like the frame and enjoy the process video.  Leave me a comment or a question below.

I currently have a beautiful Kaisercraft Giveaway happening on my blog if you would like to pop over for a visit!

Alicia

xxoo

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Alicia McNamara Mini Album

Wildflower Mini Album with Alicia

March 6, 2017

Hello Kaisercrafters!

Alicia here with you, and today I am sharing a Mini Album I have made with the gorgeous new Wildflower collection.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

It has been awhile since I have made a Mini Album Project and because this collection is so beautiful I felt inspired to create one!

 Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I started with a Kaisercraft Chipboard Album and painted it black.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Then I began decorating with the gorgeous Wildflower papers.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I chose some photos to fill my album.  You could really use any photos with these papers.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I simply printed mine out in black and white to  coordinate them with the papers.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

On some pages in my album I chose not use a photo, I used a quote instead.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

 The photos I used are some of my two gorgeous nieces taken about seven years ago.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

There are lots of lovely positive quotes to use in the Wildflower collection.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

And the pastel colours are so pretty!

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

This collection is full of butterflies and flowers…and what isn’t there to love about butterflies and flowers?

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

This collections goes perfectly with Kaisercraft’s Glitter Card Stock too.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I added some more quotes in with the Kaisercraft Sticker Sheets.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Finally onto the last page.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I kept the Back Cover very simple.

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Now for a few close-ups of the pretty details…

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

 Kaisercraft Wildflower Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Well, I hope you enjoyed my Mini – Album! I stayed up many hours into the night when everyone in my house was fast asleep, to create it.  Trust me when I say you will LOVE this collection!  It’s fun, bright, modern and arty.  I’ve loved creating with it.  Leave me a comment below to let me know what you think.

Happy crafting,

Alicia : )

Kaisercraft Products: PK556 Paper Pack | PS483 Floral – Gloss | SS335 Sticker Sheet | CS285 Clear Stamps | PP1016 Paper Pad | CT878 Collectables | FL597 Flourish Pack – Bloom | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon | IP731 Ink Pad – Berry | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | CS257 Background Stamp – Script | CS258 Background Stamp – Majestic Butterfly | ST928 Clear Stickers – Life | SB2396 ME Album Cover | M009 Silver Album Rings | DD368 Decorative Die – Square Vintage Frame | DD745 Decorative Die – Fishing Net | DD519 Decorative Die – Vines | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | DD755 Decorative Die – Lace Borders |BRB606 Organza Ribbon | SB702 Rhinestomes – Hot Pink | RS402 Rhinestones – Island Lagoon | RS406 Sparklets – Ebony | RS415 Sparklets – Princess | RS418 Sparklets – Sea Breeze | KM117 Kaiser Mist – Apple | KM105 Kaiser Mist – Turquoise | KM120 Kaiser Mist – Wisteria | KM110 Kaiser Mist – Pink | KC031 Kaisercolour Paint – Black | PT226 Glitter Tape – Steel | PT212 Printed Tape – Arrows Black | Other: Black Sewing Thread | Black Ribbon |

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Alicia McNamara Card Making Colouring Gel Pens KaiserColour Product Highlight Tuesday Tutorials Videos

Coloured Valentine’s Day Cards ~ Tuesday Tutorial and Video

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day Kaisercrafters! I’m sending lots of love out to you today : ) and I’m also sharing a Video Tutorial on how to make an easy Valentine’s Day card using Gel Pens and a Kaisercraft Post Card Book! So if you need a Valentines Card or an “anything card”, and you love to colour, this post is especially for you xx

Kaisercraft Gel Pens

Have you seen the gorgeous Kaisercraft Gel Pens? These pens can be purchased in the complete set of 48 pens and include 12 Glitter Pens, 12 Metallic Pens, 12 Neon Pens and 12 Pastel Pens.  With the Kaisercraft Gel Pens you can really achieve the colours you desire in a card.

Maybe you like lots of bright, neon colours like in this card…

Kaisercraft Indian Summer Card by Alicia McNamara

Or perhaps you prefer more of the pastel hues like in these two cards…

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

To make these three cards I used pages from three of the Kaiser Colour Post Card Books.

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

These books measure approximately 4 x 6 inches and the pages easily tear out of the book so they are perfect for the front cover of a card.

Watch my Video Tutorial below to see exactly how I make my card : )

You can see my first Colouring Video and all my other Kaisercraft Videos here.

 

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

How to Make the Cards

Step One: Colour your chosen image.

Step Two: Adhere your image to a base card.

Step Three: Add a ribbon or some Rhinestones if desired

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

There is no hard thinking required to make these cards.  No fussing over elements, sketches or anything that requires strenuous creativity!  Its a very simple process that consists of some relaxed colouring time and then a little bit of card stock and double-sided tape or glue to put your card together.

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Why not spread the love this Valentine’s Day with a beautifully coloured card.  Or get the kids onto it, they will be entertained for a couple of hours!

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Be sure to let me know here if you make a card like this, or just complete some colouring.  I would love to see your work.

Happy Valentine’s Day,

Alicia : )

Kaisercraft Products: CL101 Gel Pens Pack 24 | CL104 Gel Pens Pack 48 | CL593 Postcard Book – Words to Inspire | CL592 Postcard Book – Mystic Treasures | CL591 Postcard Book – Indian Summer | CL590 Post Card Book – Free Spirit | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | SB709 Rhinestones – Yellow | SB702 Rhinestones – Hot Pink |

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