The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on.
Over the years Kaisercraft has been known for their awesome advent calendars and this year is no exception.
This year we have brought out a fun and funky Sleigh Advent in our Beyond the Page range.
Team this product up with the Woodland Village Scene which can be displayed on it own, or incorporated onto the top of the sleigh for a gorgeous home decor piece that children (of any age) will love going back to day after day to see what treat is inside the little drawers.
To help take the guess work out when trying to work out how to decorate – we have included an advent specialty foiled page that coordinates with the Woodland collection. The squares on this paper, when cut up, fit perfectly on the front of each drawer. All you have to do is cut strips of coordinating papers to cover the sides and then add one of these squares to the front of each. It doesn’t get much easier than this. All the numbers are silver foiled so that stand out.
PS538 | Advent – Silver Foil
When you purchase the sleigh it comes as the the stand alone project to create as below.
You can cover the slots in the top layer with paper and fill the top layer with sweets and candy or even little presents
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SB2496 | Sleigh Advent Calendar
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You could also purchase our Woodland Scene – a little decor project in itself – and simply transfer the pieces that would normally sit in the provided base into the slots on the top of the sleigh to create the finished project showed at the beginning of this post.
Need an quick and easy project for yourself or the kids to do over the holidays?
Why not make a set of your own Christmas Decorations – this project would even make a great present for your children to give to their teachers at the end of the year.
This month we have released a new Beyond the Page product – Geo Hanging Ornaments.
And all you need are a few products – seriously!!!
SB2500 Geo – Ornaments
GC106 Bronze Cardstock
CT943 Sparkle Collectables
F644 Coconut Mini Paper Blooms
EASY AS 1, 2 3 INSTRUCTIONS:
STEP ONE: Start with covering each of the wooden shapes with Glitter Cardstock.
There are two ways you can do this – if you are handy with a craft knife you could apply glue to the front of each shape and adhere shape to the back side of the glitter cardstock, then carefully cut around the edges.
Otherwise, use a pencil and trace each shape onto the back of the glitter cardstock and cut out, then adhere to the front of the wooden frames.
STEP TWO: Decorate each geo frame. Layer a selection of die cuts from the SPARKLE collectables pack onto each frame.
Use foam tape between the layers to add dimension if you wish. Adhere a flower or two to the sides of the frame.
STEP THREE: Tie some string through the hole at the top and hang.
With our large range of Glitter Cardstock on offer you can easily adjust these to suit the colours you want to decorate your tree.
As the 2017-2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Year draws to a close we choose to celebrate. We celebrate the friendships we have made in the team, the crafty conversations we have had and the support we have given each other through 12 months of working together with amazing Kaisercraft products. We also celebrate the hundreds of Kaisercraft projects we have made and are asked to choose just one, of our favourite DT projects from the 2017-2018 Design Team year.
Today’s Blog Post is dedicated to showcasing the 2017-2018 Kaisercraft Design Team’s Favourite Projects…
”Unicorn” – Beyond The Page Favourite DT Projects
By Rikki Graziani
This is my favourite project of the year it was so fun to join paper craft with polymer clay to create a truly magical piece.
Kaisercraft Product: Fairy Garden Collection: P2491 Fluttering | P2492 Fairy Land | P2495 Moonstone | CT932 Collectables | SB707 Mint Green Rhinestone |SB2477 BTP – Wall Art Unicorn| Other: Polymer Clay
‘Love Blooms’ Layout Favourite DT Projects
by Kylie Kingham
The ‘Miss Betty’ collection this year was one of my favourites. I loved creating this layout.
Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty collection ~P2479 Thread | P2481 Tapestry | P2482 Sewn | P2483 Needlework | SS357 Sticker Sheet | CS321 Clear Stamps | PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables | FL619 Flourish Pack Trinkets | IP726 Island Ink Pad | IP724 Bark Ink Pad.
Other: String, leaf punch, glue.
Remember Layout Favourite DT Projects
by Jowilna Nolte
I love this collection for its quirky flowers and colour combination. The fun flowers make it easy to create and adding stamps and other elements make it a really versatile range.
And this layout with its simple design and fun elements and die-cuts was my favorite this year.
‘Love Making Memories’ layout Favourite DT Projects
by Renee Aslette
The ‘Mint Wishes’ collection this year was one of my favourites. I created this layout with a video tutorial below. I loved creating the layers, colours, and stamping.
Here is the video:
Kaisercraft Products: Mint Wishes Collection – P2401 Cabin | PP1029 Paper Pad | SS348 Sticker Sheet | CT891 Collectables | CS310 Clear Stamps | IP719 Ink Pad Black | DD803 Die Cut – Layered Fir Tree | F649 Mini Paper Blooms – Sage | CS241 – Acrylic Stamp Block | T321 Acid Free Craft Glue | T320 Double Sided Tape | T302 Mounting Foam Dots
“XOXO” Layout Favourite Dt Projects
by Donna Espiritu
As I browse all the projects I created for Kaisercraft this term, this layout stands out the most to me. I love the colors, the layout design and most of all the photo of my daughter. I was able to capture both her innocence and personality in this particular photo, like “sugar and spice and everything nice” rolled into one.
Other: Black, Coral, White Mists | White Doily | White Thread
Romantique Layout Favourite DT Projects
by Alicia McNamara
This layout would have to be one of my most favourite Layouts that I have made this year. It was made using the Romantique collection, which I adore. I enjoy creating layouts following this design. I also enjoy mixing Templates, fussy cutting, flowers, Wooden Flourishes and Decorative Dies to create a textured layout.
If you head on over to this blog post here you can see more details about the products I used and the steps I took to create the Layout.
The Process Video is here:
Kaisercraft Products: P2426 Primrose | P2428 Boutique | P2425 Bourdoir | FL613 Flourish Pack – Pretty | DD547 Decorative Die – Circle Vines | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | F645 Mini Paper Blooms – Honey | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut | CD110 12 x 12 Card Stock – Mocha | CB153 Corrugated Cardboard | KC050 Kaiser Colour – Metallic Gold Paint | IT455 6×6 Designer Template – Fleur Damask | IT001 Designer Templates – Cherry Blossom |
Fairy Garden Layout Favourite DT Projects
“Fairy garden” collection is my most favorite this year for its pastel colors and beautiful images.I made this shabby chic layout with the gorgeous die cut papers from the collection
I chose this project because of the photo. It is of my uncle and my cousin’s twin boys. I love the emotions that you can see here and how much ‘poppy’ adores his grandsons. This paper collection enabled me to capture this special memory.
Kaisercraft Products: Documented Collection: P2463 Ledger | P2467 Scrap Paper| P2461 Measurement| CT898 Collectables| Mini Design Template – IT030 Typography| Mini Paper Blooms – F628 Honey and F632 Sage| Paper Blooms Honey F628 and F632 Sage | Mini Paper Wooden Flourishes – WL702 Wood Letter Words Cherish| CB154 Chipboard | Ink Pad – IP724 Bark | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam |T315 Double Sided Tape
Other: Kaiser Mists – KM113 Coffee and KM101 Charcoal |Clear Gesso | Paint Brush| Chocolate | Ink Blending Tool | Metal Brad |Hemp| Distressing Tool
Finally, it is so important to say thank you. Thank you to the readers of this blog, our Kaisercraft Crafting Community. Without you we would have no audience to share our creations with, no one to discuss details with over in Kaisercraft Corner, no one to share tips and techniques with. For this and so much more we are grateful.
Beginning in the month of August you will see a fresh Design Team, and a new-look Blog. We are constantly striving to make the blog more useful to you. If you have suggestions on what you would like to see on the Kaisercraft Blog please feel free to leave a comment on this post.
We look forward to sharing a whole new year of Kaisercraft products, designs and creations with you.
Do you love to make DIY Decor Projects for kid’s bedrooms? The Hide and Seek Collection has all the materials you need to create something unique and special. Today the Design Team are sharing some great inspiration and ideas for your own DIY Decor Projects.
Decorative Frame Decor by Kylie Kingham
Kaisercraft Products: P2559 Woods, PS532 Adventure, CT940 Collectables, F641 Dusty Pink Paper Blooms, F633 Olive Paper Blooms.
Other: Hot Glue, Flowers, Ribbon, Photo Frame
3D Dream Big Frame Decor by Jowilna Nolte
I created this fun dimensional frame using this gorgeous range – Hide and Seek. Perfect for little girls and boys to insert treasures into the frame
adding to the dimensional look.
The little fox head stamp was coloured using Metallic Gel Pens and a layer of dimensional glaze added as a finishing touch.
Stamping directly onto the background below and above a vinyl sentiment cut on my Silhouette machine.
The leaves arrange on top of each other using a 3D silicone adhesive to keep the dimension.
I love how this frame turned out – perfect to make any room a magical place.
I initially started my project with just the hot air balloon, then I decided to alter some wooden blocks that I picked up from Bunnings. The paper pad has so many beautiful images that you can fussy cut. I added some alpha stickers to complete the set. This set would look great in a little boys room.
‘Hot Air Balloon’ Decor by Cathy McGrath
Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection: PP1048 Paper Pad | CT938 Collectables | Cardstock – CD108 Coffee Bean |Paper Bloom- F638 Cranberry |Mini Paper Blooms – F655 Cranberry, F658 Pink Dusty |PL506 Champagne |T302 Mounting Foam T321 Craft Glue|T302 Mounting Foam
As I had so much fun creating my first hot air balloon, I decided to create the ‘girly’ version. I added lace, pearls and lots of flowers.
Personalised Name Decor ~ By Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Products: CT940 Collectables | Other: Letters from K-Mart |
“Frame with Monogram” Decor ~ By Donna Espiritu
Kaisercraft Products: Hide and Seek Collection: PP1047 Paper Pad| CT940 Collectables | F641 Paper Blooms Dusty Pink | PT227 Printed Tape Gold | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue|T302 Mounting Foam
Other: 6″ Thick Foam Sheet, Pink Acrylic Paint, Mod Podge
Are you inspired yet? We know you have a great creative idea inside waiting to be created. It would make the perfect for a gift for somebody’s child or maybe to decorate your own child or grandchild’s room. We can’t wait to see what you create, so make sure you share it with us by tagging #kaisergallery or by uploading it into Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group.