Hi fellow papercrafters!
I have had heaps of fun and many late nights creating for you this month. As always, beautiful papers and products from kaisercraft kept me wanting to do more!
When I saw this collection in the catalogue I thought ‘nice’! When I actually got the papers ….. WOW. The colours are stunning together and the designs are so flexible. I have also fallen in love with the paper pad, the gloss papers are simply fabulous, you gotta check them out!
So I played, and played and this is what I have for you.
Gate Fold Album
This is a ‘take’ on the card that I made for my design team application. This time I added photos to make it into a small album that opens and stands impressively to display its beautiful photos. Below you will find one of the videos I made for my Design Team Application; it explains how to make this, go on, give it a go, it is super impressive and not that hard!
So here is the album fully, opened!
Below, you can see the front is closed with a simple belly band adorned with beautiful Kaisercraft Blooms.
The first opening reveals some beautiful papers and photos. Notice that I have limited my embellishments, anything too bulky and the album will not close nicely!
The story continues with more beautiful photos as you turn the pages.
When the album is opened and standing proud ….. it looks so impressive!
I hope you want to make one of these gorgeous gatefold albums; to help you I have made a step by step video, click on the video link below and see how I made the card base. I have decorated the card in the video with papers from the yet to be published ‘BoHo’ Collection. The good news is this stunning collection will be available in just a few weeks.
Kasiercraft Products Used: ‘Always & Forever Collection’ – P2093 Admire | PP997 Paper Pad | CD187 Kaiser Card Pebble | CD129 Burnt Orange | DD755 Decorative Die Lace Borders | F635 Paper Blooms Terracotta | F645 Mini Paper Blooms Honey |EM 995 Assorted Paper Leaves | SB710 Rhinestones Orange.
Other Products Used: Velcro Paper Dots | Imaginarium Metal Embellishments.
‘Everlasting Happiness’ Layout
A friend showed me this lovely photo of her when she was younger. The photographer wanted her to be a model, but her parents would not allow it. She would have been amazing don’t you think?
I have used Kasiercrafts new glitter card for the flourish, it works fabulously in the die cutting machines and adds that touch of glamour in my layout!
Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Always & Forever Collection’ – P2092 Promise | P2093 Admire | P2088 Eternal | P2089 Romance | P2090 For Keeps |CT856 Collectables | PP997 | EM405 Paper Doilies | GC107 Golden | IT903 Designer Template Script | KM107 Kaiser Mist Peach | FL575 Flourish Pack Wedding | DD506 Decorative Die – Foliage.
Other Products Used: Gold thread | Texture Paste | Ink Pad Old Rose
Beautiful paper roughed up a bit, white Kaiser mist and random white stamping always make for a great background. Of course a beautiful picture is a bonus. I have used two different size pics here, cut one into an oval, sanded the edges and adhered it with foam tape. This technique works equally well with two photos the same size. Cut the second photo with your kaiser nesting dies, any shape is great, and attach with foam positioning it in the same place on the base photo. A star is amazing for a kids page!
Kaisercarft Products Used: ‘Always & Forever Collection’ – P2090 For Keeps | P2094 Endless Love |P2093 Admire | P2092 Promise | P2091 Lovable | P2088 Eternal | CT856 Collectables | DD553 Decorative Die Nesting Stitched Circles | RS411 Sparklets Cameo | CD102 Kaisercard Licorice | CD129 Kaisercard Burnt Orange | KM111 Kaiser Mist White | CS257 Background Script Clear Stamp.
I had every intention of making this into a card gift box complete with cards, but grew to love its ‘prettiness’ so much that I made it into a jewellery box …. just for me! Of course it would make a stunning gift; cover the inside base with soft felt and pop in some beautiful cards. When the cards are all used, the recipient has a lovely jewellery box.
Can you spot the super cute knob for opening the box lid?
Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Always & Forever Collection’ – P2091 Lovable | P2089 Romance | P2093 Admire | PT227 Glitter Tape Gold Glitter | FL575 Flourish Pack Wedding | F635 Paper Blooms Terracotta | F652 Paper Blooms Mini Terracotta | F644 Paper Blooms Mini Coconut | TM812 Metal Drawer Knobs Brass | SB2422 C6 Card Box.
Other Products used: Gold embossing Powder | Gold Mesh Lace | Stamens | Feathers | Brown Felt | Imaginarium Metal Corner.
‘Thinking of You’ Card
This was one of the cards I planned on popping into the card box above!
Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Always & Forever Collection’ – PP997 Paper Pad |F625 Paper Blooms Terracotta | F652 Paper Blooms Mini Terracotta | F644 Paper Blooms Mini Coconut | Em995 Assorted Paper Leaves | CD511 C6 Card & Envelope Pack | DD918 Die & Stamp Set Flutter | DD755 Card Creations Die Lace Borders | DD369 Decorative Die Oval Vintage Frame | KM111 Kaiser Mist White | CL101 Gel Pens Box.
Other Products Used: Cheesecloth | Orange Organza Ribbon | Sentiment Stamp.
‘Happy Birthday’ Card
This was the second card for my card box. I love the way the butterflies came out o both cards. I stamped and die cut the butterflies. Then I coloured and blended with the yellow and orange gel pens from my Kaisercraft Gel Pens Box and then misted them with white mist. The mist gives a beautiful shimmery effect.
Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Always & Forever Collection’ – PP997 Paper Pad |F625 Paper Blooms Terracotta | F652 Paper Blooms Mini Terracotta | F644 Paper Blooms Mini Coconut | Em995 Assorted Paper Leaves |CD511 C6 Card & Envelope Pack | DD918 Die & Stamp Set Flutter |KM111 Kaiser Mist White | CL101 Gel Pens Box.
Other Products Used: Cheesecloth | Orange Organza Ribbon | Sentiment Label.
Another gorgeous collection, I mean who does not love mermaids and the sea?
‘The Tide Recedes’ Layout
Oh my ! I had tiny circles everywhere with this layout but love how it turned out. The new release Decorative Die Mesh is great, it gave me a fabulous background and hundreds of tiny dots to play with! I randomly applied Kaisercrafts tacky craft glue and then sprinkled on the dots. The tacky Craft Glue is great because as well as creating a strong flexible bond, it is slower drying so it allowed me to ‘fussy’ arrange those little dots after the initial sprinkle!
Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Mermaid Tails’ Collection – PS451 Waves Gloss | P2083 Aquarium | P2084 Sea Foam | P2085 Marine | CT855 Collectables | SS312 Sticker Sheet | B153 Corrugated Cardboard | GC107 Glitter Cardstock Golden | T605 Designer Template Bubbles | KM104 Kaiser Mist Lime Green |DD560 Decorative Die Circle Mesh.
Other Products Used: Vellum | Texture Paste
I applied a big layer of crystalina kindy glitz to ‘sparkle’ up the mermaids tail, and did you spot that wonderful new Circle Mesh Die again?
Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Mermaid Tails Collection’ – PP996 Paper Pad | P2086 Deep Sea | CT855 Collectables | DD560 Decorative Die Mesh | F649 paper Blooms Mini Sage.
Other Products Used: Cheesecloth | Crystalina Kindy Glitz | Sequins | Glossy Accents | Ribbon.
I have seen these boards around and have always wanted to make my own version. This month I finally got around to it. I Spritzed the letters and love the way they look, all mottled and a wee bit shimmery! Simply write the name, date and year for each birthday you want to remember on the little discs, don’t forget to die cut a few extra for future use!
So now I guess I will have no excuses for missing a birthday!!
(So sorry my chains don’t hang straight! I am in a rental and am not permitted to hang anything on the wall so I had to spread this out on the floor to photo. This will be on the wall in my new craft room when I move into my new home later in the year!).
Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Mermaid Tails Collection’ – P2085 Marine | P2083 Aquarium | Medium Wooden Letters | W430 Long Plague |WL701 Wooden Letter Alphabet | KC050 Kaiser Paint Gold | CB154 Chipboard | DD507 Decorative Die Nesting Circle | KM105 Kaiser Mist Turquoise.
Other Products Used: Brass cup hooks | Brass Chain | Eyelets | Gold Edging Pen.
I know this is not creative but I did want to share. Step by step I am ‘organising’ before I move into my new home in November. I will have a beautiful walk in pantry and decided to switch from plastic to glass jars. These jars averaged $2 each from Woolies! I used the lovely Kraft Label stickers from Kaisercarft to label them. I love their beautiful rustic appeal. Kaisercarft have a great range of labels, so you may want to check them out!
Kaisercraft Products Used: Lbd10201.
Other Product Used:Glass Jars Woolworths
I do hope my post has inspired you to play. I find creating layouts, making cards and generally playing with paper so very relaxing and it does keep me occupied well into the wee hours of the morning.