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How to use a Die Cut Page.

October 17, 2018

Today the design team will share a few layouts using one the die cut paper CERAMIC.

Just looking at it there are so many different ideas floating in my mind of how to use this page.

Use the whole piece as a background
Cut the square out from the centre and use the outside as a frame
Use the 4 tiles in the middle as a whole or cut up separately and layer

Both Renee and Kasia have cut up segments of the border and used them in their layering of papers.

Captured in our heart Forever – Renee Aslett

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed – Kasia Leach

 

Lisa has used the whole die cut as a background for her layout

Blessed – Lisa Amiet

 

and Alicia has used the whole die cut, cut into two pieces and featured as the focal point of a double layout.

Thankful – Alicia McNamara

 If you have another way of using this die cut page, why not link to it in the comments below
or post in our Kaisercraft Corner Facebook Page.

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Card Making Design Team

Colouring Techniques

October 8, 2018

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.

Today we hope to inspire with a few cards that our design team have created using the Peachy Collection

Colouring in is fun for all ages and all of these cards feature different techniques.  
Kasia uses Copics, Lisa – Watercolours, Cathy – Watercolour markers
and Tatiana uses Gelatos which we now stock in our Kaisercraft Stores.

Whether it be colouring in of the roses from the awesome gloss specialty sheet o
r the gorgeous cluster featured in the coordinating clear stamp,
you can see how they have made a feature of these on their cards.

Follow the instructions to recreate one of these cards yourself
or Download full step by step instructions for each one by clicking on each of main images below.

 

THANK YOU – by KASIA LEACH

 

  • 1. Colour in 3 flowers from the Gloss Specialty paper. I coloured the roses with Copic Markers.
 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – by LISA AMIET

  • Use a square white card as your base. Cut a 14cm (5 ½”) piece from the burnt sienna paper from the PAPER PAD. Adhere to card base using double sided tape.

 

PEACHY CARD – by TATIANA YEMELYANENKO

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – CATHY MCGRATH


 

 

 

 

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Life is as PEACHY as you make it.

October 3, 2018

Alicia McNamara has created these delicate, shabby chic inspired cards, using our new Peachy Collection.

Start each day with a Grateful Heart

There is Sunshine in My Soul

Happiness is being with You

or

just a simple Thank You

 

How nice it would be to receive one of these.  
Check out the cards in this card set below and if you would like to recreate these, you can download the instructions HERE.

 

 

 

 

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Card Making Design Team Father's Day Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom – What my Dad taught me.

August 29, 2018

 With Father’s Day coming up for us Aussie’s this weekend, its only fitting to share a little about some of our dads and a couple of Father’s Day Cards that our Design Team have created.

For me personally my dad has been someone who has encouraged me to believe in my own abilities and not to be afraid of trying something new – just go for it.  And as I say in the scrapbooking world – there are no such things as mistakes. But its a mistake if you don’t try.  There is always something new to learn.

Alicia McNamara

Words of Wisdom…..

“I think of my Dad as a very wise man and he has given me many pockets of wisdom throughout my life.  I remember when we were growing up every morning my Dad would leave for work and he would always say to us, “Study Hard”.  I think that has rubbed off on myself and my brother and sister.  We are all very driven and dedicated in our own ways.

My Dad is a farmer and a plumber.  He has worked hard his whole life.  He loves nature and animals.  He thinks its important to “get off the cement” and be surrounded by nature.  I am always reminded of this and because I live on the Gold Coast where there is a lot of “cement”.  I am constantly searching for ways I can get my own boys out into nature.

This is a photo of my Dad and I in 1982 at Coffs Harbour on a family holiday.  It is one of my favourite photos of us together.”

Instructions to make the above card in the slideshow below.
 Click on the little dots below or the arrows on the side for the next step.

  • Step 1: Cut Kraft Card Stock to 6 x 12 inches. Fold in half to make base card. Cut RUGGED to 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ inches. Ink edges with Bark Ink, adhere to card with foam tape. Cut Wooden Stump from Acetate sheet and stick to centre of card with double-sided tape.
 

 

Lisa Amiet
“My Dad is a funny kind of guy, taught me some not quite normal things I think.
My words of wisdom he taught me are:
1. If you can drive a car then you need to know how to change a tyre, check the fluids and keep it running.
2. Everybody gets a second chance from you, they burn you once, they get another try, burn you twice, you’re done. LOL
3. You can do anything if you put your mind to if you knuckle down and work for it.

My Dad taught me more about people than anything else” 

See below to see how Lisa has made his card for her dad.

  • Use a square white card, 14cm (5 ½”), as your base. Cut one piece 14 x 14cm (5 ½” x 5 ½”) from STRONG. Ink edges and adhere to card base.

 

Jowilna Nolte
Three things my dad taught me –

1. Always be 15 minutes early for any appointment – it shows respect and has served me really well in life
2. Hard work always pays off
3. A love of photography – seeing the world through a lens

Follow the simple step by steps instructions from Jowilna to recreate one of the above cards

  • Step 1: Trim your patterned paper BLUE JEANS and ADVENTURE to measure 12x12cm (5x5”) square.

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Design Team Mountain Air Scrapbooking layout step by step Tutorials

STEP BY STEP Mountain Air – Layout Tutorial

August 20, 2018

“The Mountain Air collection bought all the memories of living in Colorado and my husband fishing in the rivers throughout the mountains right back, so I had to dig out an old photo of him in his favourite fishing spot.
A absolutely perfect collection for that part of our life” 
Kasia Leach – Design Team

Download the instructions for the above layout by clicking on the picture above and follow the steps with the video below. 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Use STRONG (reverse) as the background for this layout.

Cut RUGGED to 29.5 x 29.5cm (11½” x 11½”), distress the edges and adhere to background.

Add some texture to the background with the compass and tyre images from the clear stamp and splatters of ink.

Fussy cut a few of the wood rings from TREE TRUNKS and adhere to RUGGED to ground your photo. 

Matt your photograph onto ADVENTURE and add layers of OUTDOORS, BLUE JEANS and SPARE PARTS behind the matted photo.

Distress all the edges with a distress tool or your fingernail. Adhere to the background with foam tape.

   

Add the title strip from the sticker sheet to the left of the photo cluster.

Cut out the “we must take adventures” and “everyone should believe in something” pieces from HERO, distress the edges and add to the side of the photo cluster with
foam tape.

Add the “gone fishing” and “wonder always” sentiments from the sticker sheet followed by the red seal from the collectables

  

Add a small cluster of the tree trunk images from TREE TRUNKS to the bottom right of the photo.

Fussy cut some of the fly fishing hooks from OUTDOORS as well as fish from TREE TRUNKS and add these with foam tape around the photo cluster.

 and wooden flourishes to complete the layout.

 

 

 

 

 

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