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Dot Grid Journal

Bullet Journaling Basics

August 6, 2018

Lisa Amiet here to give the brand new Kaiser Style Dot Grid Journals a road test! I want to share with you today some tips on how to start using these new journals. Bullet journaling is a fun way of having a running to do list combined with the organisation of a planner. It can be as simple or as decorative as you like. I tend towards the more decorative side, depending on the time I have available.  I love that I can customise it however I want, I can add new sections, or remove sections that aren’t working for me. I try to use different styles for each week and month. I also use it as a sketch book every now and then. Firstly, you’ll need to pick the perfect dot grid journal for you and with 12 designs to choose from in the Kaiser Style range, you’re bound to find one that takes your fancy!

 

Below is a breakdown of sections you might like to include in your dot grid journal:

Key

A list of icons / symbols that you will use in your journal, they can be anything you want but this is the system that works for me.

Index

An index of pages/collections in your journal, for ease of looking up. I also use printed tape to mark my most used pages.

Future Log 

A glance ahead at the next few months. This is where you can take notes for events or appointments too far in advance for your other pages. I usually have a 6 month log, but you can do as many as you want.

Monthly 

An overview of the month to come. This is where you can note tasks, appointment or events for this month. I also track what I am currently doing, watching etc.

Habit Tracker 

A tracker that you are able to use for tracking your daily habits. Things you may want to track so that you know exactly how often you are doing them. It’s also a good reminder to do them.

Gratitude Log 

A log I like to keep of at least one thing that I am grateful for every day. It may be something bug or small. I love to look over the month to remind me to be grateful for the good in life that I have.

Sleep & Energy Log 

A place to track your sleeping habits and energy levels. It can help to see how each one can affect the other.

Mood Tracker 

A fun page where I can track my many colours of my moods. It helps to put things into perspective.

Cleaning Schedule

Exactly as it says, my list of cleaning chores, split up into daily, weekly and monthly etc. That way I just do a little every day.

When Did I Last?

A checklist that I complete for chores bi-weekly or longer, to make sure I remember exactly when I did something last. Saves time getting away from you.

Weekly 

An overview of the week, this is where you can assign tasks to certain days etc, add in your appointments and more. I also have markers to remind me to check off my trackers, a to-do list, and a preview of next week. I also include a mini calendar with the current week highlighted for quick reference.

Daily Logs 

These are my daily logs, I have events, tasks and appointments listed for the day. I also track the weather and what I am currently harvesting from my vegetable garden. Again, you can customise them notebook however you wish.

I love to hear how you use your dot grid journal! Fell free to leave a comment below.

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Collections NEW Product

KAISERCRAFT IS ONLINE!

August 1, 2018

August marks an exciting month for Kaisercraft followers as we get to introduce our first Christmas themed collection for the year! BUT what’s even more exciting is that we’ve made a small selection of our new release collections available to purchase online! See our 4 limited edition bundles from our Mountain Air and Sparkle collections below and click the images to start shopping!!

Adventure awaits in the great outdoors! Breath in the Mountain Air and get back to nature with this rugged outdoorsy collection. Woodland imagery, gunmetal greys and masculine textures make this collection perfect for the avid adventurer.

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Mountain Air | Mini Collection Bundle

See what’s included in the mini Mountain Air collection bundle below video:

 

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Mountain Air | Large Collection Bundle

See what’s included in the large Mountain Air collection bundle below video:

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You’ll be celebrating Christmas is style with our on trend Sparkle collection! White, black and a dash of rose gold teamed with geometric shapes and marble textures ooze sophistication and class. Sparkle and shine with a touch of glam this festive season!

Sparkle| Mini Collection Bundle

See what’s included in the mini Sparkle collection bundle below video:

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Sparkle| Large Collection Bundle

See what’s included in the large Sparkle collection bundle below video:

We’d love to see what you create with our new Mountain Air and Sparkle collections! Tag us on social media @kaisercraft or hashtag #kaisercraft. You can also join our wonderful little Facebook community Kaisercraft Corner. It’s a fun space for you to share all of your special handmade creations, ask questions and connect with other Kaisercraft lovers from all over the world! Whether your a seasoned crafter or just starting out, feel free to join in the fun and share your creative journey with us!

Don’t forgot to check back in our our blog for daily inspiration on what to create with our new August release collection!

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Design Team New Design Team

2018/19 Kaisercraft Design Team!

July 30, 2018

Today is a very exciting day on the Kaisercraft blog as we get to share with you all our Design Team contributors for 2018/19! You’ll see some familiar faces as well as some newbies and I know that each and every one our members cannot wait to share with your their wonderful projects! 

Get set for some fabulous changes to the content you see on our blog each day! From fun and interactive videos, in-depth step by step photo tutorials to downloadable project instructions, our DT have been working hard to find new and exciting ways of sharing they work and getting you involved!

You’ll also see more from the team at Kaisercraft with behind the scenes peeks into life at Kaisercraft, outlet news and a look into our ever expanding product range including our Kaiser Style range of stationery goods and Kaiser Kids!

But for now, we’d like to introduce you to the Kaisercraft Design Team for 2018/19…

Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss out on projects from your favourite Kaisercraft DT members.

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Do not use this category Gypsy Rose Mabel Sim Tuesday Tutorials Tutorial Tuesday

Be You Layout Tutorial by Mabel Sim

July 24, 2018

Hi Friends!

It’s Mabel here today and I am sharing with you my final layout I designed for Kaisercraft using the gorgeous Gypsy Rose collection.

The past 1 year had been hectic but oh-so-fruitful. I managed to snap up a job after my graduation and to design for Kaisercraft all at the same period of time! I must thank Kaisercraft for giving me this once in a lifetime opportunity and I am sad to bid goodbye.

Sad words aside, I am pretty sure you had seen other designers scrapping with this gorgeous collection. I am in love with the colour scheme and this is a perfect example of girly rustic theme.

I first started out with P2574 Quirky and reverse side of P2568 Inspiring. I thought that the contrast brought out was pretty.

After which, I layered reverse side of P2573 Thatching. The purpose is to create intersect lines so as to capture viewers’ attention.

To create more effects, I had used IP725 Petal Pink inkpad as my stamping ink on my layout base as Inspiring is dark coloured. I will need to select light pastel base ink in order for my stamping to show.

As I don’t require precise stamping, I would tend to prefer inking my stamp directly instead of pulling them from their plastic sheet. It does save me the convenience of looking for my acrylic stamping pad.

After I am satisfied with the result, I went ahead to cut my photo mat to a size slightly bigger than my photo. I had used the reverse side of Quirky.

To add some special texture to my layout, I decided to layer cheesecloth under my photo mat.

The trick to using cheesecloth would be to cut them into your desired size, and gently pull them apart so as to create a more natural effect.

Generally, the structure of my layout is completed! After adhering embellishments, my layout would be officially completed.

Ta-da! Here are some close up shots.

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose – PP1048 Paper Pad | CT941 Collectables | SS367 Sticker Sheet | P2568 Inspiring | P2573 Thatching | P2574 Quirky | CS331 Clear Stamps | IP725 Ink Pad – Petal Pink | F635 Paper Blooms – Terracotta | F658 Mini Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink

Other: Cheese cloth | Glue | Scissors

That’s all for me.

Hope you had liked what I created for the past 1 year with Kaisercraft.

If you’re inspired to recreate this look, tag us on Instagram so we can see it.

Kaisercraft: https://www.instagram.com/kaisercraft/

Mabel Sim’s The Craftminded: https://www.instagram.com/thecraftminded/

Have a great day ahead. Creative day too.

Mabel

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Decorative Dies Kavitha Layouts

Gypsy rose layout by Kavitha

July 23, 2018

Hello everyone,

Kavitha with you here today sharing a layout using gorgeous “Gypsy rose” collection

Though these colors are not the usual ones i use,i love the burgundy tones and of course the trademark beautiful florals from Kasiercraft.I love the boho chic feel to it.I made a layout mostly using the sticker sheet motifs (which we often  forget,or too good to be used)and die cut collectables.

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy rose collection : P2574 Quirky | P2568 Inspiring | SS367 Sticker sheet | CT941 Collectables | DD608 Crochet doily | Rhinestones -Wine RS401

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy crafting,

kavitha

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