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Collette Mitrega

Beyond the Page Decorative Dies High Tea Papercraft Tutorials Videos

Flowers that Last by Collette Mitrega

April 12, 2017

Hi papercrafters.

There is nothing like a bouquet of flowers to brighten ones day.

I amย delighted to show you howย I created a beautiful boxed bouquet that will last and last.

It is fun to make and so special to give.

The video will take you through the process, step by step, and has lots of tips and tricks along the way.

I really hope you enjoy it and have time to make one yourself and gift it to someone who needs a bit of sunshine!

I am using the beautiful ‘High Tea Collection’ released this month.

The beautifully illustrated roses look stunning set against the soft whitewash colour palette and are perfect for my ‘Bouquet’. The sentiments are based around friendship which is exactly what I needed to make this special gift for a friend needing some sunshine and beauty in a time of great sadness.

The Video

 

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Kaisercraft Products Used: High Tea Collection: P2277 Devonshire | P2279 Tea Leaves | P2281 Afternoon Tea | P2284 Cup & Saucer | PP1017 6 1/2″ Paper Pad | CT879 Collectables | SS339 Sticker Sheet | CD105 Cardstock – Steele | DD784 Decorative Die Bows | LDB1057 Double Sided Tape | LDB1056 Permanent Adhesive Roller.

Other Products Used: Bamboo Skewers | Dry Florist Foam.

Thanks for dropping by today.

Wishing you lots of crafty goodness.

Collette

xxx

 

 

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Card Making Decorative Dies Kaiser Mists KaiserColour Mixed Media Cards Stamps Videos

Mixed Media Cards with Collette

March 1, 2017

Hi Papercrafters

I am getting a little bit messy this month and am having heaps of fun with so many beautiful new Kaisercraft goodies!

I have four cards, each feature the beautiful ‘Botanical’ 6 x 6″ Designer Template.

Each card has its own video and great mixed media techniques which I hope you enjoy!

IT435 ‘Botanical Template’

Texture & Glitter

This is the first and a very simple card, an introduction if you like.

In this video we apply texture paste, sprinkle glitter, create a water-colour wash and alter flowers, leaves and wooden embellishments.

So much fun!

Kaisercraft Products Used: CD501 Card & Envelope Pack White, 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ | IT435 Botanical 6 x 6″ Designer Template | FL597 Bloom Flourish Pack | LDB1077 White Jute Cord | KM117 ‘Apple’ Kaiser Mist | KM111 ‘White’ Kaiser Mist | T320 Craft Glue | T303 Foam Tape | T329 Spray Bottle

Other Products Used: Texture Paste | Glitter | Cheesecloth

Texture & Mists

In this video I apply texture paste, liberally spray mists, splatter, stamp and add pretty elements.

I also show you how to get bonus card mats from leftovers, sooooo beautiful!

Kaisercraft Products Used: CD501 Card & Envelope Pack White, 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ | IT435 Botanical 6 x 6″ Designer Template | FL597 Bloom Flourish Pack | LDB1077 White Jute Cord | KM105 Turquoise Kaiser Mist | KM115 Candy’ Kaiser Mist | CS 285 Clear Stamps | DD169 Double Vine Decorative Die | T320 Craft Glue | T303 Foam Tape| T329 Spray Bottle

Other Products Used: Texture Paste | Cheesecloth

Texture & Ink Pads

In this video, I apply texture paste and use inks to softly colour the beautiful ‘Botanical’ Design.

Kaisercraft Products Used: CD501 Card & Envelope Pack White, 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ | IT435 Botanical 6 x 6″ Designer Template | CT878 Wildflower Collectables |  IP730 ‘Avocado’ Ink Pad | IP725 ‘Petal Pink Ink Pad’  | IP726 ‘Island’ Ink Pad |  T303 Foam Tape | T320 Craft Glue | T329 Spray Bottle

Other Products Used: Texture Paste

Drips & Handmade Roses

In this video we learn to drip mists to create colourful backgrounds. Texture paste is added along with coloured cheesecloth and handmade roses.

Such a bright card full of fun techniques!

 

 

 

Kaisercraft Products Used: CD501 Card & Envelope Pack White, 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ | IT435 Botanical 6 x 6″ Designer Template | KM105 ‘Turquoise’ Kaiser Mist | KM115 ‘Candy’ Kasier Mist | KM117 ‘Apple’ Kaiser Mist | DD169 Double Vine Decorative Die | KC050 Metallic Gold Paint |PP1016 6 1/2″ Paper Pad  | P22276 Wings | P22272 Flowering | P2269 Vines | T320 Craft Glue | T303 Foam Tape| T329 Spray Bottle

Other Products Used: Texture Paste | Cheesecloth

I hope you have enjoyed this post.

Thank you so much for dropping by.

Collette

xxx

 

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Card Making Tutorial Tuesday Videos

Double Diamonds and Little Geishas

February 7, 2017

Oh what amazing papers this month!

I decided to show you how to make a ‘Double Diamond Fold Card’ and little Geisha Girls with Hanami Gardens. It’s not hard when you are shown how, so I am hoping my video helps you to create with these gorgeous papers!

Kaisercratft Products Used: Hanami Garden- P2251 Tsuki |P2253 Mockuren | P2257 Sorra | CT875 Collectables |CD603 Black Premium Cardstock | PT227 Glitter Tape Gold |SB711 Rhinestones Red T321 Acid Free Craft Glue |T303 Foam Tape | LDB1058 Permanent Tape Runner.

Other Products Used: Dental Floss, Red Permanent Marker, 1″ Circle Punch.

This little geisha is one that I have re-worked from the past. I cannot remember where I was first introduce to her but was glad I could recreate her here for you! I use to make a big bundle of girls and pop a magnet on the back of them. When I would send a card, I would pop one inside my card envelope as a special little ‘Fridge Magnet Gift’.

Did you know Kaisercraft have fridge magnets? (LDB1051 for rectangles and LDB 1050 for circles)

The Video

I hope you have a great crafty month and lots of fun creating with the beautiful papers from Kaisercraft.

Thanks for dropping by

Collette

xxx

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Card Making Cherry Tree Lane Ubud Dreams Videos

One Page Wonder with Collette

January 27, 2017

Quick, easy, cheap and lots of fun. That is the One Page Wonder!

Use one page to decorate 11 cards, titivate with some collectables and you have some wonderful cards to build your stash, gift to a friend or pay it forward and donate to charity!

Hi Papercrafters!

Time to build your stash for a busy new year!

Check out the video that will take you through the process, download the template and look at the individual cards in this post.

Most importantly though, have fun!

 

Card 1

Card 2

Card 3

Card 4

Card 5

Card 6?

   

Card 7

Card 8

Card 9

Card 10

Card 11

Kaisercraft Products Used

Cherry Tree Lane Collection

  • P2229 Post Box
  • CT872 Collectables
  • CD512 C6 Card Pack Kraft
  • RS404 Rhinestones Champagne
  • IP734 Ink Pad Cherry

Other

Sentiment Stamp

Kaisercraft Products Used

Ubud Dreams Collection

  • P2233 Sekar
  • CT 873 Collectables
  • CD511 C6 Card Pack White
  • SB700 Rhinestones Silver
  • IP 719 Ink Pad Black

Other

Sentiment Stamp

 

So……

Why not look in your stash and see what you can use. Here are a couple that my friends did using the one page wonder template:

Faye’s  Nautical theme!

Chris’s Wonders

 

Judith’s Soft & Pretty

Lesley’s Glorious Greens

Have fun building your stash of cards with this technique, let me know how you go

Collette

xxx

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Card Making P.S I Love You Tutorials Videos

‘Pop Up Box’ Card Video Tutorial with Collette

December 14, 2016

Hi Papercrafters!

I have a new video that shows you how easy it is to make this beautiful ‘Pop Up Box Card’.

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It folds flat for postage and looks stunning in the latest ‘P.S I Love You Collection’.

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In the video I have really easy instructionsย for makingย this box card and some great card making tips that I am sure you will love.

You will be surprised how easy it is to create!

Time to grab a coffee, put your feet up and enjoy!

Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘P.S I Love You Collection’: P2207 Romantic | P2206 Courtship | CT870 Collectables| SS327 Sticker Sheet | Cd602 Premium Cardstock Ivory | F657 Mini Paper Blooms Fairy Floss | PL501 Pearl Strips White | T314 Double Sided Tape | T303 Foam Tape | T317 Craft Scissors | T328 Paper Creaser | T327 Embossing Tool.

Other Products Used: Cheesecloth | White Leaves | Accetate.

Let me know what you think!

Happy crafting

Collette

xx

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