Hi Kaisercrafters, Mabel here and I’m here to share my first DT post for Kaisercraft!
Christmas Jewel is definitely an unique collection that breaks away from the traditional Christmas colors. I was pleasantly surprised by the looks of this collection and it inspired me to create Christmas cards. It is never too early to start prepping for Christmas!
I had created 2 different cards with the same Kaisercraft supplies.
A simple shaker card will bring some fun to the recipient of the card!
If you realized, I had actually recycled the negatives of the die cutting of snowflakes and used it as the background of my second card!
Kaisercraft Products: Christmas Jewel: PP1025 Paper Pad | P2361 Silver Poinsettia | SS344 Sticker Sheet | CT887 Collectables | DD446 Mini Snowflakes Dies | GC103 Platinum Glitter Cardstock | T330 Die Release Tool | CD501 Card Pack Square | T303 Foam Tape | T314 Double Sided Tape
Have you seen our two gorgeous new Kaisercraft collections for the month of August – Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel? It is time to start thinking Father’s Day and Christmas! Get on board this month and we will have you organised for all the upcoming holidays : )
Today the 2017/2018 Design Team come together for their first collaborative Blog Post. They are showcasing Christmas Layouts, Cards, and Tributes to our Dads using these two wonderful collections; Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel….
Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42: P2370 Metal Gears | P2371 Gears and Cogs | PP1026 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables | SB776 Bronze | IP724 Bark.
‘Xmas Step Card’ by Cathy McGrath
Kaisercraft Products: PP1025 Christmas Jewel Paper Pad | CT887 Collectables |CD110 Mocha | CD143 Wine | CD Forest | GC104 Crystal |DD547 Circle Vines |DD584 Lace Top |DD387 Gift Border | DD391 Mini Christmas Ornaments | DD392 Mini Christmas Foliage | DD504 Doilies | DD718 Alphabet Uppercase Script | F670 Mini Paper Blooms Grape | F643 Paper Blooms Amethyst | SB794 Snow | SB788 Plum
“You Are My Favourite Person” Layout By Evgenia Krapivina
Kaisercraft Products: P2372 Machine |P2371 Gears & Cogs | P2376 Assembly Line | P2377 Automated | SS345 Sticker Sheet | CT888 Collectables | Flourish Pack – FL607 Mechanisms | Kaiser Mist – KM111 White | KM113 Coffee | Decorative Die – DD347 Numbers | Glitter Cardstock – GC106 Bronze | Ink Pad – IP719 Black |
“Multi-Layered Christmas Card” ~ by Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Products: PP1025 Paper Pad | P2365 Ornate Garland | CT887 Collectables | FL606 Flourish Pack – Fancy Christmas | PT225 Silver Glitter Tape | IP732 Orchid Ink Pad | DD388 Decorative Die – Poinsettia | DD793 Decorative Die – Ornate Frames 1 | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | SB700 Silver Rhinestones | RS465 Lilac Rhinestones Strips | KC014 Kaisercolour Paint – Mauve | KM111 Kaiser Mists – White | KM119 Kaiser Mists – Blackberry | KM120 Kaiser Mists – Wisteria | GC103 Glitter Card Stock – Platinum |
Two very different collections, both with so much potential! We would love to see your creations using Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel. A great place to share your designs is in our private Facebook Group – Kaisercraft Corner. Inside this group we encourage all crafters to participate and receive some positive recognition for their designs. So why not hop on over and become a member!
Stay tuned for more inspiration on the blog here tomorrow.
Do you share my love for making Mini Albums? They are such a fun, short project and are perfect for gifting to a friend or family member. Today I am sharing a Mini Album that I made and Five Tips on how to make a Mini Album. I also have included a video that demonstrates exactly how I put this Album together using Kaisercraft’s gorgeous new “Christmas Jewel” Collection.
I have had some Graduation photographs on my desktop waiting and waiting for the right paper collection. When I saw the beautiful purple shades in “Christmas Jewel” I knew they would be a perfect match. Even though this is a Christmas Collection there are some “un-Christmas like” papers included that could be utilised in an “un-Christmas like” project. If you have been waiting for a purple collection, this is such a beautiful set, so many lovely shades of purple and with silver trimmings. It really is divine. Alternatively, if you have some lovely Christmas Photos that you would love to make into a Mini Album, you could easily choose the more “Christmassy themed” papers from the collection. You could make a Christmas Mini Album instead of a Graduation Mini Album.
Before I jump straight into my Mini Album Tips I would like to welcome you to a brand new year on the Kaisercraft Blog. Today, the 1st of August, marks the beginning of the new 2017/2018 Year for the Kaisercraft Design Team. I am honoured to be the first Team Member to blog for the year and I can promise you that you will LOVE this new team filled with talented artists. The projects that they have already created and are waiting to share are so beautiful and the new Kaisercraft Collections are to die for! This year is going to be amazing!!
So lets get started then, to kick off the New Year I am sharing Five Tips to Make a Mini Album. This post is for all the Mini Album lovers out there and for those who might be new to making a Mini Album but might need a little encouragement to give one a try…
Mini Album Tip #1 – Gather Your Materials
This tip might seem very obvious but, if you know what collection you are using and you have most of the bits and pieces from that collection it makes the creating process a whole lot easier!! I chose the “Christmas Jewel” Collection because it matched the Graduation Gown of our friend in the photographs. (Isn’t she a little cutie.) I then went through and searched my craft room for purple and silver glitter tape, a co-ordinating Ink Pad and album rings. The easiest Mini Albums I have made are when I start with a base that is already prepared for me. This time I chose the Kaisercraft “Ticket Album”. It is a great size for 4×6 photos.
Mini Album Tip #2 – Keep Your Design Simple
To make creating a Mini Album a quicker task it helps to keep your design nice and simple. For my Album I chose to use 3 12×12 Papers: P2362 Gilded Snowflakes, P2364 Winter Wonderland, and P2369 Glimmering for my base pages. The Polka-dots were for the front and back Covers of the Album. The other two papers were for the two opening spreads in the Album. I simply cut these with a blade and glued them to the base pages of the Album.
Mini Album Tip #3 – Repeat the Same Design For Every Page
Sometimes it can be hard to think of different ideas to decorate every page of your Mini Album. I suggest keeping the same design for every page. This creates a lovely co-ordinating effect throughout the album and allows you to enjoy creating without too much brain strain!! For my Album I chose IT448 Ornate Damask Template and used that to decorate the pages of my album.
I also chose to cut P2365 Ornate Garden into strips and use that with Glitter Tape to decorate the middle of each page.
Mini Album Tip #4 – Select Meaningful Quotes
I do love the lovely quotes Kaisercraft use in their products and collections. I love the look of a meaningful quote alongside a photograph. For this Album I used Kaisercraft’s “Clear Stickers” ST928 Life and ST925 Family to fill the page opposite my photograph.
Mini Album Tip #5 – Embellish with Decorative Dies
I love Kaisercraft Decorative Dies. Every month there is a new die that I am just longing to collect. In this project I used numerous dies to decorate and embellish the pages of this album. Decorating with Dies is such a quick and easy way to fill space on a project. I have listed the dies I used in this Album below, just in case you would also like to make these part of your die collection ; )
DD589 – Hydrangea Rectangle
DD793 – Ornate Pack 1
DD388 – Poinsettia
DD757 – Large Flourishes
DD347 – Numbers
Mini Album Tutorial/Process Video
Finally, here is my Tutorial/Process Video. I would love you to take a look and see exactly how I put my Album together from beginning to end. You might even like to subscribe to my You Tube Channel. On my channel there are over 20 videos of projects I have made with Kaisercraft Products.