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Alicia McNamara Card Making Paradise Found

Tropical Fancy Fold Cards

February 4, 2019

Paradise Found Fancy Fold Cards by Alicia McNamara

Do you like to create cards using fancy folding techniques?

Today I am sharing a Tutorial for creating four Double Easel cards using Kaisercraft’s Paradise Found Collection.
This gorgeous new collection will have you dreaming of a tropical holiday!
Click the Photo above for Free PDF Printable Instructions.

Paradise Found Fancy Fold Cards by Alicia McNamara

Paradise Found Fancy Fold Cards by Alicia McNamara

Paradise Found Fancy Fold Cards by Alicia McNamara

Paradise Found Fancy Fold Cards by Alicia McNamara

Supplies Needed:

Paradise Found Fancy Fold Cards by Alicia McNamara


KC PRODUCTS: PP1062 Paper Pad, CT955 Collectables,

FL643 Flourish Pack – Relax, 2x CD651 12×12 Kraft Cardstock, 2x CD160 Pistachio Cardstock.


Step 1 – Cut 2 pieces of Kraft Cardstock to 11.5cmx 28cm(4 ¼” x 11″) and fold in half.

Step 2 – Cut 2 pieces of Pistachio Cardstock to 4 inches x 10 ¼ inches

Score Pistachio Cardstock at 2 ½ inches and 5 inches.

Step 3 – Choose 8 pieces of paper from Paper Pad (2 copies of 4 designs).

Step 4 – Cut 1 piece of each design to 3 ¾ x 5 inches. Cut two pieces of each design to 3 ¾ x 2 ¼ inches.

Step 5 – Adhere papers to scored Pistachio bases with double-sided tape.

Step 6 – Adhere Pistachio Bases to Kraft Bases.

Step 7 – Decorate front of cards with Collectables, Die Cuts from Paper Pad, Cheesecloth and Wooden Flourishes.

Paradise Found Fancy Fold Cards by Alicia McNamara

Step 8 – For the inside of cards cut Pistachio Cardstock to 4 pieces measuring 4 x 5 ¼ inches. Decorate with Paper Pad scraps and Die Cuts from back of Paper Pad and Collectables.

Video Tutorial is here:


To purchase this fabulous collection head on over to the Kaisercraft Online Store by clicking here.

Happy Crafting : )

Alicia xo

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Alicia McNamara Christmas Specialty Papers Tutorials Videos Wonderland

WONDERLAND – Layout Tutorial

September 17, 2018

Believe in the Magic of Christmas
Layout Tutorial 

On Friday last week we showed you how to use the Advent Specialty Foil page on the obvious product – An Advent Calendar.  

Today Alicia McNamara will share with you how she made this gorgeous Christmas layout also featuring the same Specialty Foil Page, PS538 | Advent Silver Foil.

Check out the detail – how gorgeous is this?


PS538 | Advent Silver Foil

Watch this process video as Alicia takes you through how she made this layout so you can create something similar.

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If you haven’t already picked up our gorgeous Wonderland collection don’t forget that you can buy it online here.

We’d love you to share with us some of your projects you create using this festive specialty page!

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Alicia McNamara Card Making Christmas

10 Cards in 5 Steps – Wonderland

September 11, 2018

Its the most WONDERFUL time of the year.

 It truly is as easy as following 5 simple steps to create 10 Christmas Cards.
Download FULL instructions to make these cards designed by Alicia McNamara by clicking the below image.

You will need the following products.  
If you don’t have them you can head over to our online store and grab a collection bundle.

 PAPERS: Wonderland Collection – P2597 Frost, P2598 Snowfall, P2599 Chilled, P2600 Snow Scene, P2603 Snow Crystals (x2), PS538 Advent – Silver Foil. 

KC PRODUCTS: Flourish Pack – FL632 Nordic, CT944 Collectables, SS370 Sticker Sheet, CS334 Clear Stamps, Rhinestones – SB700 Silver, Ink Pads – IP719 Black, IP727 Lagoon & IP726 Island, Square Card Pack – CD501 White. 



Step 1.
Cut Sentiments from SNOW CRYSTALS following the lines on the paper. 

Step 2.
Fussy cut hearts and triangles from CHILLED.

Step 3
Cut 10 Squares measuring 13cm x 13cm (5 inches x 5 inches) from FROST, SNOW SCENE and SNOWFALL. 
Ink edges with Lagoon Ink or Black Ink.

Step 4:
Adhere ten squares to base of cards.  Ink the edges of the card base with Island Ink.

Step 5:
Choose a sentiment for each card.


Here is a quick glimpse of each card that you can make.  Full colour instructions in the download.

  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year





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Alicia McNamara Card Making Kaisercraft Mountain Air

Card Set – Mountain Air

August 27, 2018

Are you struggling to find a manly man card suitable for your someone special – why not make one?
 This month’s MOUNTAIN AIR collection has got something for anyone into FISHNG, CAMPING, and the GREAT OUTDOORS.

Alicia McNamara has made this awesome card set, which could be changed up so many ways with the different design elements included in this collection.

Papers: Mountain Air Collection – P2585 Hero (reverse), P2582 Adventure, P2584 Brave (reverse), P2580 Rugged.
KC PRODUCTS: Flourish Pack – FL630 Adventurer, LDB1056 Foam Tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue, Ink Pad – IP724 Bark,
CB153 Corrugated Cardboard, LDB1079 Natural Jute Cord, Pearls – SB791 Pewter, C6 Card Pack – CD512 Kraft.
Other: Hole Punch.


Cut three backgrounds for each card measuring 10 x 15cm (6″ x 4″) from the papers P2582 ADVENTURE (reverse), P2584 BRAVE (reverse) and P2580 RUGGED (reverse).

Ink edges with bark ink and adhere to base cards with double sided tape.

Cut corrugated cardboard strips measuring approximately 6″ x 2″ and in the edges using bark Ink.

Adhere horizontally across the base of cards using double sided tape to add dimension

Cut P2585 HERO (reverse) following sentiment lines.

Choose about three or four sentiments to layer onto each card base and ink with Bark Ink.

Position layers onto cards with a variety of double sided and foam tape.

Tie some twine into a hole-punched hole on each top layer.

Embellish with wooden flourishes and pewter pearls.

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Alicia McNamara Card Making Christmas Sparkle

Stamped Sparkle Christmas Cards

August 17, 2018

Send some SPARKLE-ly love this Christmas.

There is never a better time than now to start making that stash of Christmas Cards – as before we know it, the Christmas season will soon be upon us.  

With so much going digital and paperless there is nothing better than opening up your letterbox and finding a home made card – something that someone has spent time creating especially for you – plus it’s a welcome change to the usual bills.

PAPERS:  Sparkle Collection: P2591 Radiance, P2589 Glistening, P2588 Illuminate,
P2587 Shiny, P2593 Aglow
KC PRODUCT:  CS333 Clear Stamps, CT943 Collectables, CD510 Black C6 Card Pack,
PL505 Latte Pearl Strips, FL631 Flourish Pack Shine, SS369 Sticker Sheet.


Today we share with you three cards that Alicia McNamara has created using using the Sparkle Coordinating Stamp Set.  

CS333 Clear Stamps



Stamp some clear stamped images of Large Christmas Tree, Small Christmas Trees and Baubles onto RADIANCE and GLISTENING. 


TIP:  Stamp or Emboss the image onto a patterned background for a different effect.

Fussy cut around each of these images.


Cut three 4″ X 6″ rectangles for the backgrounds from P2591 RADIANCE measuring 4×6 inches. 
Ink edges with Petal Pink Ink and mount onto base of cards with foam tape.


Cut three 4″ x 3.5″ rectangles from ILLUMINATE (reverse – reindeers).
Cut three 4″ x 2.5″ rectangles from GLISTENING.  

Position the black piece horizontally across the bottom half of each card. 
Layer the pink rectangle on top using foam tape.

Adhere a strip from the sticker sheet across the bottom
Repeat for on other two cards.



 Add a sticker sheet to top and bottom of layered rectangles. 
Apply Latte Pearl Strips horizontally to layers on cards.


Layer all stamped images onto SHINY (Reverse) and fussy cut around leaving a thin black border. 


Choose Collectables to compliment the stamped images. 
Tie organza ribbon onto the three baubles. 
Position collectables and stamped images onto cards with a variety of double-sided and foam tape.

Choose a Wooden Flourish for each card and ink with a Petal Pink Ink.  Glue to desired position.


Cut AGLOW (Reverse) to 3 rectangles measuring 4×6 inches for inside of cards. 
Stamp sentiment onto rectangle and then adhere to inside of card.


 Click HERE to download a set of these instructions if you would like to create these yourself.

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