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Coloured Valentine’s Day Cards ~ Tuesday Tutorial and Video

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day Kaisercrafters! I’m sending lots of love out to you today : ) and I’m also sharing a Video Tutorial on how to make an easy Valentine’s Day card using Gel Pens and a Kaisercraft Post Card Book! So if you need a Valentines Card or an “anything card”, and you love to colour, this post is especially for you xx

Kaisercraft Gel Pens

Have you seen the gorgeous Kaisercraft Gel Pens? These pens can be purchased in the complete set of 48 pens and include 12 Glitter Pens, 12 Metallic Pens, 12 Neon Pens and 12 Pastel Pens.  With the Kaisercraft Gel Pens you can really achieve the colours you desire in a card.

Maybe you like lots of bright, neon colours like in this card…

Kaisercraft Indian Summer Card by Alicia McNamara

Or perhaps you prefer more of the pastel hues like in these two cards…

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

To make these three cards I used pages from three of the Kaiser Colour Post Card Books.

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

These books measure approximately 4 x 6 inches and the pages easily tear out of the book so they are perfect for the front cover of a card.

Watch my Video Tutorial below to see exactly how I make my card : )

You can see my first Colouring Video and all my other Kaisercraft Videos here.

 

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

How to Make the Cards

Step One: Colour your chosen image.

Step Two: Adhere your image to a base card.

Step Three: Add a ribbon or some Rhinestones if desired

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

There is no hard thinking required to make these cards.  No fussing over elements, sketches or anything that requires strenuous creativity!  Its a very simple process that consists of some relaxed colouring time and then a little bit of card stock and double-sided tape or glue to put your card together.

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Why not spread the love this Valentine’s Day with a beautifully coloured card.  Or get the kids onto it, they will be entertained for a couple of hours!

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Be sure to let me know here if you make a card like this, or just complete some colouring.  I would love to see your work.

Happy Valentine’s Day,

Alicia : )

Kaisercraft Products: CL101 Gel Pens Pack 24 | CL104 Gel Pens Pack 48 | CL593 Postcard Book – Words to Inspire | CL592 Postcard Book – Mystic Treasures | CL591 Postcard Book – Indian Summer | CL590 Post Card Book – Free Spirit | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | SB709 Rhinestones – Yellow | SB702 Rhinestones – Hot Pink |

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Tutorial Tuesday with Evgenia Krapivina

June 14, 2016

Hi, Evgenia here with two Kaisercraft collections for June – ‘Just Landed’ and ‘Boho Dreams’.  First up I created this layout using the Just Landed collection. This is a fabulous collection for any and all of your travel photo’s. I used a photo from trip.

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Kaisercraft Products used:  P2099 Baggage | PP998 Paper Pad | CT857 Collectables | EM431 Polaroid Cut Outs |  SS314 Sticker Sheet | KM116 KAISERmist Aqua | KM113 KAISERmist Coffee | CS257 Clear Stamp | IP719 Small Ink Pad Black | FL576 Flourish Pack Travel |

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I decided to add a little color and drops on the layout.

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Next up I created simple card.

 Best Wishes Card

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Kaisercraft Products used: F627 Coconut | PP998 Paper Pad | CT857 Collectables | GC111 Glitter Cardstock – Frost | KM116 KAISERmist Aqua | EF228 Embossing Folder 4×6 Type | IP719 Small Ink Pad Black |

Next beautiful collection that I used Boho Dreams. These beautiful flowers and feathers really inspired me!

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Kaisercraft Products used:  PP999 Paper Pad | P2108 Young | P2109 Wild | P2110 Free | P2111 Wanderer | SS315 Sticker Sheet | CT858 Collectables | KM106 KAISERmist – Denim | KM111 KAISERmist – White | KM107 KAISERmist – Peach |  KM115 KAISERmist – Candy | EM927 Lace Cream | IT913 Designer Template Mandala | SB703 Rhinestones – Aqua | SB710 Rhinestones – Orange |

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The process of creating the layout you can see in my video tutorial. Enjoy watching!

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Kaisercraft Products used: PP999 Paper Pad | CT858 Collectables | RS412 Sparklets Saffron | P2109 Wild | CB152 12×12 Cork sheets |

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Video tutorial on creating an album, you can see on my channel (link )

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Kaisercraft Products used: P2107 Patterned paper Feathers | P2114 Adventurer | P2108 Young | P2109 Wild | P2110 Free | P2111 Wanderer | P2113 Bohemian | P2114 Adventurer | SS315 Sticker Sheet | CS266 Clear Stamps | CT858 Collectables | KM106 KAISERmist – Denim | KM111 KAISERmist – White | KM107 KAISERmist – Peach | EM926 Lace White | EM927 Lace Cream | EM928 Lace Natural | F667 Mini Paper Blooms – Coral | F630 Paper Blooms – Iceberg | IT912 Designer Template Feathers | ?B153 Corrugated Cardboard Sheets| CB152 12×12 Cork sheets | SB703 Rhinestones – Aqua | SB710 Rhinestones – Orange | FL578 Flourish Pack Antiques | RS412 Sparklets Saffron |

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I hope you were inspired! A great day!

Evgenia Krapivina

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Dreaming of a Holiday!

June 13, 2016

Hi Kaisercrafters,

Alicia here with you today! I am excited because its Monday, its a new week and here on the Kaisercraft Blog this week we have the theme of Dream Catchers!  Dream Catchers are featured in one of the gorgeous new collections for the month of June, Boho Dreams.  Today I am sharing three projects; some Dream Catcher cards, a Beyond the Page Wall Art and a Pocket Scrapping Travel Album with the Just Landed Collection.  I also have a video of the Travel Album to share…so settle back, make yourself a cup of something nice to drink and enjoy a little Kaisercraft inspiration…

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Project One – Dream Catcher Cards

I made a set of three Dream Catcher Cards using the new Kaisercraft Decorative Die: DD754 Dream Catcher.

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These cards were so much fun to make : )  I followed the same sketch for each of the three cards, just changed up the elements a  little so that each card is unique.

Kaisercraft Boho Dreams Dream Catcher Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Boho Dreams Dream Catcher Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Boho Dreams Dream Catcher Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Boho Dreams Dream Catcher Cards by Alicia McNamara

This paper collection is so beautiful! It is such a joy to create with.  I love the colours.

Kaisercraft Products: P2106 Dream Catcher | P2108 Young | P2109 Wild | P21101 Free | P21111 Wanderer | P2114 Adventurer | PP999 Paper pad | CT858 Collectables | CB153 Corrugated Cardboard | CD101 12×12 Card Stock – Coconut | IP723 Ink – Vintage | F644 Paper Blooms Mini – Coconut | F667 Paper Blooms Mini – Coral | DD527 Decorative Die – modern Doily | DD504 Decorative Die – Doilies | EM405 Paper Doilies | DD754 Decorative Die – Dream Catcher | DD516 Decorative Die – Vines | EM928 Lace – Natural Shades | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | LDB1059 Natural Twine | RS404 Rhinestones – Champagne |

Project Two – Beyond the Page Wall Art

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Wall Art Arrow Words by Alicia McNamara

I altered this Wall Art using white paint and Crystal glitter card.

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Wall Art Arrow Words by Alicia McNamara

This is a really quick and effective way to make some gorgeous WallArt for your home.

Kaisercraft Products: SB426 Wall Art Arrow Words 3pk | GC104 Glitter Card Stock – Crystal | KC001 Kaiser Colour Paint – White |

Project Three: How to Make your Own Travel Pocket Style ScrapBook

For My Travel Album I chose to make a Pocket Style Scrapbook featuring the amazing new collection for June; Just Landed.

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Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

Step One: Gather Kaisercraft Supplies

I purchased the D-Ring Album to match this collection and Multi Pocket Pages in three different designs.

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SA255 Snapshot D-Ring Album – Just Landed| SA301 12×12 Multi Pocket Pages | SA303 Multi Pocket Pages | SA305 Multi Pocket Pages

Step Two: Gather Photos

I had some old photographs from 2007 when we went to Japan for my cousin’s wedding.  Because of the large quantity of photos I had from this trip I decided to make my Album in the Pocket-Style of Scrapping.

Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

Step Three: Gather Mementos

I also had a pile of ticket stubs, maps, brochures and coins that I had collected on the trip.  I wanted to incorporate these into my Album so that everything about the trip was together in the one place and could be enjoyed.

Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

Step Four: Slip Photos into Pockets

My next job was to put all the photos into the Pocket Pages in my Album.  I left some spaces in the album for Title cards that I felt needed a little bit of journalling.   If there wasn’t enough photos to fill a page a left a space for a filler card.  In this example below I had two spaces at the top of the pocket page.

Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

Step Five: Make Title Cards and Filler Cards

My last job was to make the Title Cards and Filler Cards.  I counted up how many horizontal cards I needed and how many vertical cards I needed.  I made a few generalised cards that could fit in any place in the album.  I also made a few more specific cards that referred directly to certain events in the album.

Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

These are fun little cards to make up, a small 6×4 inch space.  I used a lot of stamps from the Just Landed collection, stickers, collectables and the little wooden embellishments.

Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

This is an example of a typical page in the album.

Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

I used lots of Chipboard Letters to make titles on my Title Cards.  I sprayed the chipboard with Kaiser Mists to match the colours in the collection.

Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

On the last page of the album we had a couple of airplane photos so I used some of the P2103 Sign Posts Paper to create an airplane picture to finish.

Kaisercraft Just Landed Travel Album by Alicia McNamara

It is quite difficult to get the idea of what the album looks like just with photographs so I have made a little video of the album so you can see it a little better.  I also included a few process clips of how I put together a few of the Title Cards.

Kaisercraft Products: P2097 Journal | P2098 World Map | P2099 Baggage | P2100 Big City | P21010 Polaroids | P2102 Subway | P2103 Sign Posts | P2104 Flight Path | P2105 Passport | PS454 Postmarks – Gloss | SS314 Sticker Sheet | CS265 Clear Stamps | PP998 Paper pad | CT857 Collectables | SA255 Snapshot D Ring Album | FL576 Flourish pack – Travel | EM431 Polaroid Cut Outs | KM101 Kaiser Mists – Charcoal | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | IP724 Ink Pad – Bark | PT212 Printed Tape Arrows – Black | SA301 12×12 Multi Pocket Pages 1 |SA303 Multi Pocket Pages | SA305 Multi Pocket Pages | CB108 Chipboard Alpha 2 | ST911 Epoxy Stickers – Monochrome | DD522 Decorative Dies – Berry Vine | FL575 Flourish Pack – Wedding | 

I hope you have found some inspiration from this post to make your own Travel Album, Wall Art or some Dream Catcher cards : )  If you have any questions, or would like me to pop on over to your blog to see your Kaisercraft creations please leave a comment below with your blog details.

Happy Crafting,

Alicia xx

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Fun with May Collections by Collette Mitrega

May 20, 2016

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!

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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!

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Below, you can see the front is closed with a simple belly band adorned with beautiful Kaisercraft Blooms.

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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!

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The story continues with more beautiful photos as you turn the pages.

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When the album is opened and standing proud ….. it looks so impressive!

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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?

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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!

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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

‘Love Always’

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!

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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.

 

‘Card Box’

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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.

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Can you spot the super cute knob for opening the box lid?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

‘Mermaid’ Card

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?

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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.

‘Birthday Board’

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!).

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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.

JARS!!

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!

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Other Product Used:Glass Jars Woolworths

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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.

Have fun!

Collette

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Alicia’s April Inspiration

April 15, 2016

Hi lovely Kaisercrafters,

Alicia here with you today, and its a special day because it is my birthday! I was quite excited when I found out I would be posting on my birthday.  What a lovely birthday surprise for me!  Today I’m sharing some Colouring projects, a sweet Mini Album using Cottage Rose, and a Card and Layout using Sea Breeze.  Its no secret that the Kaisercraft Collections for April are AMAZING!! It must be something to do with what an awesome month of the year April is ; )

Project One: Feather Colouring

I have really been enjoying a little quiet time colouring at night.  I have been trying to use Social Media a little less…I have prioritised all my favourite feeds (like Kaisercraft) so I see them at the top of my feed, because I was finding myself going onto a Social media site for a reason and then getting caught on there half an hour later.  It became kind of a habit for me, where I found myself reaching for my phone too many times during the course of the day.  Now that my feed is prioritised, I don’t need to reach for my phone thinking maybe I’ve missed something,  so I have been reaching for my Kaiser Colour Colouring Books and Gel Pens instead.  I have found this to be particularly relaxing at night after dinner.  The research does promote colouring as therapeutic in reducing anxiety, creating focus and bringing about mindfulness.  I have to say I have found it to be very relaxing and calming and I tend to forget about the world when I get absorbed into a colouring a page.

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I do love the colours in this gorgeous picture of a feather…so bright and tropical.

Kaisercraft Products: CL502 Free Spirit Colouring Book | CL101 Kaisercolour – Gel Pens 24pk |

Project Two: TeePee Colouring

I chose earthy tones to colour this Tee Pee from the Kaisercolour Free Spirit Colouring Book.  Isn’t it amazing how the combination of certain colours has such a different impact!

Kaiser Colouring by Alicia McNamara

I made a YouTube video a few months ago where I explain the Kaisercraft Gel Pens and it has been very popular.  I have had a few questions about where you can purchase these pens online in Australia and in the US and you can find this information in the comments below the video on the Youtube site.  If you are wondering, these pens do not leak through to the other side of the page of your Kaisercolour Colouring Book.  The paper in the Kaisercolour books is a lovely thick, high quality paper which enables you to colour both sides of the page without any trace of colour leaking through.

Kaisercraft Products: CL502 Free Spirit Colouring Book | CL101 Kaisercolour – Gel Pens 24pk |

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the video last time I’ve popped it in again here:

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Project Three: Cottage Rose Mini Album

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Some friends of mine, that I love very dearly, had some gorgeous photos taken of their family when they welcomed their first baby girl into the world.  The photos really are beautiful and the colour scheme of the photos pink, grey and white, goes so perfectly with the Cottage Rose Collection.  I asked for permission to use some of their photos for a few of my crafty projects including this Mini Album.

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I found a little tutorial for a Mini Album on YouTube by a very talented lady, Anna Kommenda and I thought I might give it a try.  You can watch the Tutorial yourself right here to make your own.  It was actually very easy to make the basics of the album, it was the decorating the pages of the album that took me most of the time to create the project.

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

When you open the album the pages are in a concertina fold.

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

From a bird’s eye view the top of the concertina fold looks like this:

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Aren’t those teeny, tiny toes so cute!

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

When you stretch out the concertina fold you have two sides to decorate.  One side I decorated was this one above.

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

And this was the reverse side.

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Now for a few close-up photos of each individual page in the album…

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I personally adore the photo below of this gorgeous little girl wrapped in her grey blanket.

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I tried to balance a photo on one side of each page and a sentiment or a word on the other side.

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

This “Always in my Heart” sentiment is from the Cottage Rose Clear Stamp Set.

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Another one of my favourites…this photo is just adorable!!  I love that little white bonnet.

Kaisercraft Cottage Rose Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Then it all folds snuggly back into its little album.

Kaisercraft Products: P2073 Crochet | PP995 Paper Pad | SS311 Sticker Sheet | CS254 Clear Stamps | CT854 Collectables | EM405 Paper Doilies | F641 Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink | F656 Mini Paper Blooms – Fuschia | CS257 Background Script | DD368 Decorative Die – Square Vintage Frame | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | DD725 Decorative Die – Butterflies C6 | DD547 Decorative Die – Circle Vines | DD349 Decorative Dies – Oval Ornate Frame | PT226 Glitter Tape – Steel | SB701 Soft Pink | LDB1054 Wooden Shapes – Love | BRB606 Organza Ribbon – Pink | 

Other: Close to My Heart Ink –  Steel | Lace tape |

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Project Four: “Smile” SeaBreeze Card

Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Card by Alicia McNamara

This is a simple little card made using the gorgeous Sea Breeze collection.  This would be suitable for any occasion.  I adore the colour scheme in this collection.  I hope to have more of a play with this over the next few weeks.  I have another Kaisercraft monthly post coming up on the 28th of this month.  I hope to show you a few pictures of my new craft room and some “Sea Breeze” projects so stay tuned for that post as well : )

Kaisercraft Products: P2021 Raindrop | P2019 Lake | P2016 Waterlily | P2024 Whirlpool| CD501 Square Card Pack – White | CT853 Collectables | F631 Paper Blooms – Sea Breeze | SB792 Pearls – Chocolate |

Project Five: “A Friend is a Gift to Treasure” Layout

Kaisercraft Sea Breeze Layout by Alicia McNamara

This was a layout I made for CHA and it is featured in this month’s current Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine.  The photo is from our wedding day which is now fourteen years ago.  I’m the one in the middle of a beautiful bunch of ladies who were my bridesmaids on the day and are all still very precious people in my life.  These ladies are all now married and have children.  I look back at these photos and marvel at what a snapshot in time it is.  I’m really glad I scrapped this photo because its a special one to me.

Full instructions can be found on the Kaisercraft Website here if you would like to recreate this layout.

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That’s all from me for today.  I hope you have a lovely day and get to sneak in a little crafting time with Kaisercraft’s amazing April collections.  Don’t forget to enter our sketch for this month which you can find on the sidebar here on the blog.  If crafting doesn’t fit into your busy day, maybe open your Colouring Book tonight after dinner and relax the night away.

Until next time,

Alicia xx

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