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December Blog Challenge!

December 7, 2017

Given that it’s December, we’ve got a very festive blog challenge lined up for you all this month! Christmas cards are always a must do December project and we want to see your beautiful creations! Our challenge this month is to create a Christmas card using any current or previous Kaisercraft Christmas collection!

Your creation must feature at least 80% Kaisercraft products from any current or previous release Kaisercraft paper collection.

We’re looking forward to seeing your entries but first, some housekeeping for those who wish to play along…

  1.  Feel free to enter as many times as you like!
  2.  Your creation must feature at least 80% Kaisercraft products.
  3.  You may use any current or previous release Kaisercraft paper collection.
  4.  Link your finished project by creating a blog post on your personal blog or Facebook page, copy the link and add your name and link to the comments section at the bottom of this post. Alternatively, you can post your entry directly to our Facebook wall or send it directly through in a message or email

Entries close Sunday 31st December at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time, UTC +11)

You could be one of two luck winners to receive a Kaisercraft goodie pack.

Winners will be announced Friday 12th January 2018.

Take a look at our wonderful Design Team’s Christmas cards for inspiration!


“Pop Up Card’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Letters To Santa Collection – P2392 Poinsettia Garland|PP1028 Paper Pad |CT890 Collectables| Cardstock – CD135 Scarlet and CB155 Kraft | Pearls –  SB795 Red and SB796 Green| | Rhinestones –  RS447 Champagne |T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Electronic Cut File


Christmas Foliage Card by Kylie Kingham.

Kaisercraft Products: Mint Wishes- PP1029 Paper Pad | DD455 Holly Sprig | DD705 Swirl Flourish | DD707 Layered Flowers | GC103 Platinum | CD512 Kraft | SB794 Snow.


Christmas Card by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Kaisercraft Products: P2391 Carolers | P2388 Christmas Poinsettia | P2392 Poinsettia Garland | P2393 Holly & Berries | CT890 Collectables | FL609 Dear Santa | KM111 KaiserMist – White | SB795 Pearls –  Red | SB795 Rhinestones – Red | CD512 Kraft

Other: Sequins


“Peace, Love Joy” Christmas Card  ~ By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables | FL610 Flourish Pack | DD535 Decorative Die – Wreath | SB700 Rhinestones – Silver | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon | LDB1059 Natural Twine |

Other: Silver Foil Card | White Misting Spray | Cheese Cloth |

“All is bright” Christmas Card  ~ By Kavitha

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables | DD453 Decorative Die  – Music notes | GC103 Platinum | T302 Mounting Foam


Traditional Christmas Card by Mariusz Gierszewski

Kaisercraft Products: PP233 Letters To Santa| SS347 Stickers Sheet Letters To Santa|


“Season’s Greetings” Christmas Card  ~ By Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Letters To Santa Collection – PP1028 Paper Pad | SS347 Stickers Sheet | CT890 Collectables | CD512 Card Pack Kraft | T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Hemp

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Donna Espiritu Kaisercraft Traveler's Notebook wandering ivy

“My Everything” Traveler’s Notebook Spread by Donna Espiritu

December 4, 2017

Hello, lovelies! Donna here on the Kaisercraft blog today sharing a Traveler’s Notebook spread decorated with the brand new Wandering Ivy collection.

I love florals and this collection has tons of floral images and the shades of blue and purple tones that are just simply beautiful.

I also used the coordinating clear stamp in my project today.

First, I converted the photo I used into black and white so the colors will not clash with the colors in the Wandering Ivy collection.

I used a wooden background paper from the 6 1/2 paper pack and then I added another blue floral paper to fill in the gaps. I slightly stamped all over the background to add subtle texture using a couple of Kaisercraft inkpads.

I used the same blue floral paper as matting to the stack of photos. I like adding messy threads to most of my projects and this one is no exception.

I spare the center of the Traveler’s Notebook insert by not adhering anything to the middle.

This will keep it from not closing properly. Just cut the item accordingly if it will happen to be in the middle of the TN insert.

I painted the wood flourishes with white paint first and inked subtlely with Bark Inkpad.

I decorated the left page of the spread with a cluster of ephemera and sticker pieces and wood flourishes.

If you’ll look closely, there is a scatter of glitter tape. You can use this trick to create a confetti background.

Using a regular puncher, I punched several pieces and adhered randomly across the background.

To add more sparkle, I used the Mint Green rhinestones and adhered to the centers of the floral ephemera.

Kaisercraft Products: PP1033 Wandering Ivy Paper Pad SS352 Sticker Sheet CS316 Clear Stamps | FL614 Wooden Flourish Pack Provincial | Glitter Tape PT228 Mint | Rhinestones SB707 Mint Green | Ink Pad – IP724 Bark, IP733 Green | T321 Craft Glue | T302 Mounting Foam

Other: White Thread | White Doily | White Paint

I hope you liked my project today! Thanks for dropping by!


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Altered Canvas Donna Espiritu Mixed Media Tutorials

“Beautiful” Canvas by Donna Espiritu

November 16, 2017

Hello everyone! It’s Donna here sharing my latest project using the Romantique Collection.

“Beautiful” Canvas

I have this square canvas in my stash for quite some time now. So, I decided to alter it and create a mixed media canvas for my project today. Though it is smaller than the usual 12×12 paper I always use for scrapbooking, I still enjoyed the creative process and I love how it turned out.

I used a couple of Kaisercraft Inkpads, modeling paste and Kaisercraft templates to create a textured background

Then, I layered lots of fussy cut images and ephemera die cuts.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the word “beautiful”. It is 7 layers and I adhered each on top of each other to create a thick and sturdy title.

Flowers and rhinestones completed the whole project.

Here is a process video I prepared for you. Enjoy watching!

Kaisercraft productsRomantique Paper collection: Parisian P2424  | 12*12 Gold Foil Frames PS508 | 6*6 Designer Template “Fleur Damask” IT455 | Romantique Collectables CT894 | Romantique Sticker Sheet SS351 | Kaisercraft Inkpads – IP731 Berry, IP733 Green | Mini paper blooms – F658 Dusty Pink, F649 Sage, F644 Coconut | Rhinestones RS40 Wine | Cardstock CD101 Coconut

Others: Canvas, Modeling Paste, Thread, Electronic Cutting Machine and Cut file


I hope you liked my mixed media canvas project today!
Happy crafting,

~ Donna ~


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Donna Espiritu Rose Avenue Scrapbooking layout Tuesday Tutorials Tutorial Tuesday Tutorials

Live with a full heart ~ Rose Avenue Layout Photo Tutorial by Donna Espiritu

October 10, 2017


Hello!  Donna here sharing a scrapbook layout I created using the Rose Avenue collection.

I think this is my favorite from the new collections so far. Primarily because of the florals and pastel colors! I love this combination and there’s a ton of patterns to fussy cut as well. Heaven!

I usually print 2 sizes of photos and since I didn’t want one to go to waste or left unused, I decided to place the photos side by side as I did here with my page. I used a doily to add visual interest.

I did a bit of mixed media to my background first and added some colors using metallique acrylic paints and ink pads.

I mixed different shades of pink and turquoise to achieve the background

I love how the strips of paper looked like after! I used foam tapes to lift the scalloped edges instead of leaving it flat. Then I went into town embellishing the whole page. I love this particular quote (which is in the product strip! So don’t throw those away, you can still use them like I did here!) and I think it matched the mood and angle of my daughter’s photo like she’s facing or looking towards something bright.

Rose Avenue is such a beautiful collection!

Here is a short tutorial I prepared for you.

Check out How to Create a Shabby Chic Rose Avenue Layout by Donna Espiritu on Snapguide.

That’s all from me today. I hope you liked my page!
Enjoy and Happy crafting,

~ Donna ~

Kaisercraft Products: Rose Avenue- P2408 Rose Window | P2411 Suite | PP1030 Paper Pad | CT892 Collectables | SS349 Sticker Sheet | IT451 Tile Pattern | Kaisercraft Ink pads – IP725 Petal Pink, IP726 Island, IP727 Lagoon, IP731 Berry |  T303 Foam Tape | T321 Acid-free craft glue

Other: Modeling Paste, Border Punch, Doily, Pink Metallique Acrylic Paint, Turquoise Metallique Acrylic Paint, Thread

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Donna Espiritu Layouts Letters To Santa

“Believe” layout by Donna Espiritu

September 14, 2017


Donna here to share a scrapbook layout I created using the Letters To Santa collection.

I love the traditional colors red and green in this collection and my niece’s photo is perfect so I used that here.

Let me show how I created this layout, it’s just a few simple steps actually. The part that took time was fussy cutting the images from one of the papers.

First, use the Be Merry paper as the base for the layout. Cut the special die cut paper like so and adhere to the right and left corners as seen in the image. Mat the photo with one of the cards from the Perforated Wishlist paper and add some messy white threads underneath.

Embellish with the fussy cut images from the Christmas Poinsettia paper and pieces from the Letters To Santa Collectables. Use foam tapes to some of the pieces to add dimension. Using the Decorative Die Lantern Scene and Glitter Cardstock in Champagne, cut some leaves and a candle.

Using a brush, splatter white watercolors all over the layout (use a piece of scrap paper or plastic to cover the photo from unwanted splatters). And the layout is done!

Here are some detailed shots of the finished layout

I hope you liked my project today!

Kaisercraft Products:  P2395  Be Merry | PS500 Poinsettia Frame | PS501 Perforated Wishlist | PP1028 Paper Pad | P2388 Christmas Poinsettia | SS347 Sticker Sheet | GC105 Glitter Cardstock – Champagne | DD801 Lantern Scene | CT890 Collectables | T314 Double-sided tape | T321 Acid-free Craft Glue | T302 Foam Tape 

Other: White watercolor, Thread

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Crafting!

~ Donna ~

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