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Alicia McNamara Card Making Havana Nights

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards

January 25, 2018

Do you love the colours in the new Havana Nights collection? They are so tropically colourful and I am a colour lover, are you?   The Havana Nights collection makes me think of what it would be like to live on an island…soaking up the sun rays all day by the pool and at the beach, sipping coconut drinks, wearing flowers in my hair…of course I would always have a lovely tan and look amazing in a bikini as well ; )

Today I am sharing a Process Video and I’m stepping you through how I made a set of bright and cheery Havana Nights cards.  This set of four cards is guaranteed to brighten someone’s day and maybe have them dreaming about an island lifestyle too!

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Havana Nights ~ Set of Four Bright and Cheery Cards

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products You Will Need:

12 x 12 Papers

P2451 Tropic

P2457 Ceramic

P2458 Exotic

PS512 Bamboo Die Cut

SS354 Sticker Sheet

CT897 Collectables


FL616 Flourish pack – Tropics

SB710 Orange Rhinestones

DD469 Hanami Flowers Decorative Die

CD511 C6 Card Pack – White

Other Products:

Navy Sewing Thread

Orange Misting Spray

White Misting Spray

Process to Make the Cards:

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Cut Exotic Reverse Paper to 10cm x 15cm and adhere to base of card.

Cut strips of three tiles from Ceramic Paper  layer to left-hand side of card with Foam tape.

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Fussy Cut flowers from Tropic Paper and diecut four Hanami Flowers die from Tropic Reverse.

How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

Cut four squares from Bamboo Die Cut Specialty Paper.  Glue to centre of cards.

Layer Green leaves from Sticker Sheet and Collectables onto centre of cards.

Layer Hanami Flowers Die, Fussy-cut flowers and Navy Sewing Thread onto centre of cards.

Choose four sentiments from Collectables and position in bottom right-hand corner of cluster.

Add two flowers and one tile from Collectable pack to cards.

Embellish with Wooden Flourishes, Orange Rhinestones, and white and orange Misting Spray splatters.

 How to Make 4 Havana Nights Cards by Alicia McNamara

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Watch the Process Video here:

I hope you have enjoyed my little tutorial.  Have a lovely, crafty day!

Alicia xxoo

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Card Making Layouts NEW Product Product Highlight Templates

5 Creative Tips for Using Kaisercraft Templates

January 17, 2018

Do you love the Templates Kaisercraft bring out every month?  Would you like some tips on using Kaisercraft Templates? Today the Design Team are demonstrating 5 Tips for using Templates and their accompanying creative projects.

New Kaisercraft Templates

Have you seen the gorgeous new Templates released this month?

IT458 – Floral

IT030 – Typography

IT029 – Screen

5 Creative Tips for Using Kaisercraft Templates

Tip #1 ~ Adding Dimension to the Background with a Template

”Living the Dream” Layout ~ By Rikki Graziani

I love using my templates with white ink to add dimension to the background – it mimics the die cut adding dimension.

Kaisercraft Products: Havana Nights Collection: P2455 Lush | P2459 Clay | SS354 Sticker Sheet | CT897 Collectables FL616 Flourish Pack Tropics | DD806 Cut out Patterns Decorative Die| IT029 Screen Mini Template | Other: White ink

Tip #2 ~ Creating a Soft, Random Edge with a Template

”Congratulations” Card ~ By Kylie Kingham

A handy tip to remember when using your templates with any medium is to not follow the straight edges of the template.By keeping your medium spread randomly away from the edge ensures a lovely soft effect for your project.

Kaisercraft Products: Documented- P2461 Measurement | SS355 Sticker Sheet | CS319 Clear Stamps | PP1036 Paper Pad | CT898 Collectables | IT030  Typography Template | IP719 Black Ink Pad | CD510 Black 

Other: Modeling Paste, Brown Ink Mist.

Tip #3 ~ Decorate the Background of a Layout with a Template

Tips for Using Templates - Layout by Alicia McNamara

“So Gorgeous” Layout ~ By Alicia McNamara

Tips for Using Templates - Layout by Alicia McNamara

It is easy to create a personalised and unique background for your layout when using Kaisercraft Templates and Inks.

Tips for Using Templates - Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2454 Balmy | SS354 Sticker Sheet | PP1035 Paper Pad | CT897 Collectables | FL616 Flourish Pack – Tropics | IT458 Floral Template | DD469 Decorative Die – Hanami Flowers | CD140 Card Stock – Candy | IP725 Ink Pad – Petal Pink | SB701 Rhinestones – Soft Pink | SB710 Rhinestones – Orange | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | Other: Sparklets | 

Process Video:

Tip #4 – Create Colour, Texture, and Pattern with a Template

“Perfect Day” Layout ~ By Jowilna Nolte

Use a Template to create colour, texture, and pattern for a layout – you need nothing else to make a beautiful layout. This can be rewarding, economical and creative.

I used my template to create my flowers with and then arrange them to create a field of shimmering flowers acting as patterned paper.
I mixed texture paste with liquid pearls to create a paste in 3 different colours. The cut out flowers can be arranged as you desire and to suit your needs.

A few rhinestones in the centers of the flowers can add dimension and also dresses them up a bit for variety.

As supporting embellishments I used my Collectables pack for additional flowers, leaves, and words.
A few smaller stamped flowers scattered on the background adds delicate details.

Kaisercraft Products: Havana Nights Collection IT458 Floral Template | IT029 Screen Mini Template | CT897 Collectables | DD970 Cutting Die & Stamp – Tropics
Other: White smooth cardstock, Rhinestones, graphite pencil, texture paste, liquid pearls.


Tip #5 – Mixing Paint and Modeling Paste

“Lovely Moment” Layout ~ By Donna Espiritu

One way to add interesting background is by using a template and modeling/texture paste. Want to level it up? Mix the paste with paint, mists or watercolor. Just like what I did with my scrapbook layout.

I also didn’t mix it thoroughly, leaving subtle “white streaks” or “pale shade of pink” to some parts

I also splattered different colors of mists for more texture



Kaisercraft Products: Havana Nights Collection – P2451 Tropic | PP1035 Paper Pad | SS354 Sticker Sheet | IT458 Floral Template | CT897 Collectables | CD101 Coconut Cardstock |
Other: Doily | Texture paste | Thread | Yellow, Red, Pink Mists


Now it’s over to you, what amazing Tips do you have for using Kaisercraft Templates?  We love to hear your ideas and see your creations.  Please tag #Kaisergallery or share your designs at Kaisercraft Corner.

Happy Creating : )

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Card Making Collections Design Team Documented Kaisercraft Mariusz Gierszewski

It’s the little things in life

January 15, 2018

Hi Everyone!

Mariusz here!!! Today I wanna share with you a vintage card with many layers. I created this with Kaisercraft’s new collection Documented. I hope you really like the design of papers and also embellishments.

Kaisercraft products: Documented Collection – PP1036 Paper Pad| CT898 Collectables| SS355 Stickers Sheet| RS452 Rhinestones Strips| T302 Foam Dots| T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

Others: flowers, leafes dies, black ink, cotton ribbon.


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Thank you for reading.
Have a good day!


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Card Making Videos

“Enjoy the Little Things” by Cathy McGrath

December 1, 2017

Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here on the Kaisercraft blog today. I am thrilled to be sharing with you a card that I have created using the brand new Wandering Ivy Collection. It is a gorgeous collection with so many floral images, deep blues and purple tones that are perfect for creating projects for so many occassions. The card that I am sharing with you today is an all occassion card with an uplifting sentiment, a perfect go to card to have in your stash.

I have used the stamp set to create my own sentiment and focal point of my card. This technique is shared in the video below.

Modifying the paper blooms and adding a flat back pearl adds a vintage feel to the card.

Using mounting foam adds dimensions and adds interest to your cards. It helps to showcase the layers of beautiful patterned papers that you have used in your card design.

Below is the video tutorial which explains the process in creating this card.




Kaisercraft Products: PP1033 Wandering Ivy Paper Pad |SS352 Sticker Sheet|CS316 Clear Stamps| CD101 Coconut | Decorative Dies DD198 Provincial Flourish, DD369 Oval Vintage Frame and DD508 Nesting Ovals| | F630 Paper Blooms Iceberg | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg|SB794 Pearls Snow| Ink Pad – IP724 Bark|T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Seam Binding | Memento Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk Ink | Flat Back Pearl | Flowers | Curved Border Die | Masking paper | Leaf Die

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Hugs from Cathy

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