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Christmas Envelope Mini Album Tutorial

October 17, 2017

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week viewing the new collections from Kaisercraft. As you have seen, Kaisercraft have released some beautiful Christmas collections this year and the Mint Wishes Collection certainly doesn’t disappoint. Today I am sharing an envelope mini album that I created using this collection. This album is a gift for a dear friend of mine who is a proud ‘poppy.’ He enjoys sharing pictures of his grandson from his phone, so my gift to him is this album. As he is a non crafter, the album is straight forward therefore it is easy to construct.

I have two videos to share with you. One is a walk through of the completed album and the second is the tutorial. So grab a cuppa and enjoy!

 

The Video Walk Through

The next video is the tutorial. This is a lengthy video as it was filmed in real time. To assist you in your viewing, you can fast forward to the following sections:

33m matting the covers

39min hinges

51min pages and inserts

57min matting pages and inserts

1hr 1min attaching pages to album

1hr 3 min creating the pocket and belly band

 

 

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The format of the album was deliberate. I didn’t want it to be too difficult for my friend, as some mini albums have a lot of interactions. However there are still lots of spaces for photos.

 

Mini books are great inserts into mini albums. You can journal and add small photos. The sentiments from the cut a part sheet are great for creating these.

The papers in the collection coordinate beautifully! You can mix and match so all of the components of your album effortlessly. By limiting the colour palet, it makes the designing the album less complicated and it makes the whole experience enjoyable.

 

Kaisercraft Products:  PP234 Mint Wishes 12 x 12 Paper Pad| SS348 Sticker Sheet | CT891 Collectables | Cardstock CD102 Licorice and CD651 Kraft |CD509 Card Pack Square | Rhinestones RS445 Ice and SB700 Silver| T321 Glue| T318 Craft Knife| T317 Craft Scissors

Other: Distress Ink Vintage Photo |Scor-Tape| Crop-o-dile Corner Chomper Tool Deco and Stub and Corner Rounder Tools.

 

I hope you’ll try and create an envelope mini album with one of the Kaisercraft Collections.

With one pack of envelopes, you can make two mini albums. These are great as gifts and also Christmas is coming!

Happy crafting!

Hugs from Cathy

 

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Alicia McNamara Mini Album Rose Avenue

Rose Avenue Mini Album with Process Video

October 16, 2017

Do you ever have a few memorable photos that you think deserve a special Album? Do you ever create or decorate Mini Albums? Mini Albums are perfect for showcasing little collections of photographs.  Today I am sharing how to make a Small Polaroid Mini Album for four photos using Kaisercraft’s Rose Avenue Collection.  I filmed the process for making this Album so you can see exactly how it came together.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Being a Mum of two precious boys I don’t have a lot of pink girly photographs in my personal collection or a lot of pink girly things in my home.  Even though I am a girly-girl at heart, most of my photos have blue-t-shirts, caps, balls and boys toys in them.  Luckily I do have friends that have little girls and I do happen to have some friends that are very talented at hosting amazing birthday parties.

When one of my friend’s said her little girl’s first birthday party was going to be a ballerina theme I did get a little bit excited.  Especially as this particular friend is an amazing cook as well and I certainly wasn’t disappointed! The party was gorgeous and the food just blew me away.  My friend hand-made everything (including the cake) and I took lots of photographs on the day of all the lovely pink, ballerina food.  All of this meant that I had a collection of yummy pink party food photographs and I thought they deserved a special place in a Mini Album.

Rose Avenue Collection

The Rose Avenue Collection is perfect for scrapping those girly-girl photos.  It is filled with Shabby Chic gorgeousness – roses, butterflies and lots of pretty pastel colours.  For this Mini Album I chose to use Kaisercraft’s Small Polaroid Album.  It is just the right design for whipping up a quick Mini Album to showcase four special photographs.  I used one 12×12 Paper for this project and one page from the Paper Pad.

How I made the Album

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

To begin with I inked the chipboard album in Pink ink.  Then I used paint and texture paste to paint over the top of the pink ink through this template to create a textured pattern on the chipboard album.I’m a big fan of swirls and flourishes…there is something that I love about them…and this new Template from Kaisercraft SWIRL FLOURISH is just divine.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

I adhered my photographs onto 12×12 Paper WOOD PANELS and then it was just a simple matter of gluing the photo and the frame together.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Once the pages of the Album were assembled I was up to the decorating part.  I used a variety of Mini Paper Blooms, Fussy-cut Roses, Wooden Flourishes, Flourish Die Cuts and Cheese Cloth scraps to decorate each page.  Here is the Process Video that shows exactly how I made the Album:

This Mini Album will be the perfect gift for my friend….I hope she likes it : )

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

  Kaisercraft Products:

P2409 Wood Panels | PP1030 Paper Pad | IP725 Ink Pad – Petal Pink | FL600 Garden Flourish Pack | 6×6 Designer Template – Swirl Flourish | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | KC013 Kaiser Colour – Dusty Pink Paint | F658 Mini Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink | F657 Mini Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut | GC104 Glitter Card Stock – Crystal | M008 Album Rings – Silver | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | Other: Texture Paste | Cheese Cloth | 

What are your thoughts?  Do you like to make Mini Albums?  Are you loving the new Rose Avenue Collection?

Let me know in the comments.

Happy Crafting : )

Alicia xoxo

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Alicia McNamara Christmas Jewel Mini Album Tutorials Videos

5 Tips to Make your own Mini Album with Process Video

August 1, 2017

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.

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

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!!

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

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

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

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

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

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

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

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.

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

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

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

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.

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Mini Album Tip #5 – Embellish with Decorative Dies

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

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.

Kaisercraft Products: 2362 Gilded Snowflakes| P2364 Winter Wonderland | P2369 Glimmering |P2365 Ornate Garden | P2361 Silver Poinsettia | IP732 Orchid Ink Pad | IT448 Ornate Damask 6×6 Designer Template | ST928 Clear Stickers – Life | ST925 Clear Stickers – Family | GC101 Glitter Card Stock – Midnight | GC103 Glitter Card Stock – Platinum | RS456 Rhinestone Strips – Lilac | F643 Paper Blooms – Amethyst | KC051 Kaiser Colour – Metallic Silver | PT226 Glitter Tape – Steel | PT225 Glitter tape – Silver | SB2359 Ticket Album | DD589 Decorative Die – Hydrangea Rectangle | DD793 Decorative Die – Ornate Pack 1 | DD388 Decorative Die – Poinsettia |DD757 Decorative Die  – Large Flourishes | DD347 Decorative Die – Numbers |

Feel free to leave me a comment and give me some feedback on my Blog Post today.

You might like to tell me what are you interested in seeing more of this year?

Until next time, happy crafting!

Alicia xxoo

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Beyond the Page Card Making Mini Album

Beyond the page and a last good bye from Kirsten Hyde

July 17, 2017

I have had two amazing years as a designer for Kaisercraft. It is time for a change for me, and therefore this will be my last blogpost for Kaisercraft. This time I am showing two projects with this months collections, The Golden Grove collection and Lilac Whisper. I have often loved creating different kind of projects, but most of all – I love creating beyond the page projects.

Golden Grove Collection

The first project is a mini album with a card with the Golden Grove collection. This is a simply decorated gift album. Fantastic as a present, for someone to add their own photos. The mini album has been made fro scratch. You can find the tutorial for the minialbum here.

The front of the album has a pocket with room for a card.

All the sides of the album has side flaps. The pages are simply decorated with panels from the different papers.

Kaisercraft products: Golden Grove collection: P2353 Greenery | P2354 Collated | P2355 Granola | P2356 Fallen Leaves | P2357 Soft Moss | P2358 SweetPear | P2359 Thoughful | P2360 Greatful | PP1024 Paper Pad CT886 Collctables | FL605 Harvest Flourish Pack | IP728 Saffron Ink Pad | IP724 Bark Ink Pad | IP733 Vine Ink Pad | F629 Buttercream Paper Blooms | DD179 Lace Topper Die | CD601 Premium Cardstock White.

Lilac Whisper collection

The Lilac whisper collection is a soft and sweet collection. A few weeks ago, I created this dress and featured it in my blog. I thought I wanted to share it here too.  I have always loved making dresses out of paper. The doll here is a barbie doll, and the dress has been created shaping and folding each ruffle seperatly when I created the pattern.

Kaisercraft products: Lilac Whisper collection: P2342 Hydrangea | P2344 Mauve | P2345 Illusion | P2346 Opal | P2350 Echo | P2351 Well Wishes | CT885 Collectables | FL604 Bouquet Flourish Pack | IT017 Blossom | F643 Amethyst Paper Bloom | F630 Iceberg Paper Blooms | F647 Sage Mini Paper Blooms | DD359 Decorative Die Gum Nuts  | DD707 Decorative Die Layerd Flowers | DD373 Decorative Die Pancy Flowers | CD101 Coconut Weave cardstock | CD160 Pistachio Cardstock Weave | SB705 Rhinestone Lilac.

 
Other: Gesso

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Card Making Layouts Mini Album Stamps

Group Post Featuring Textured Stamps

April 20, 2017

 Do you like to add a bit of textured stamping to your crafty projects?  Kaisercraft has just released some lovely new “Textured Stamps” that go perfectly with our two new collections this month, Indigo Skies and High Tea.

Look at all that gorgeous texture!! The new Textured Stamps are called Floral Wallpaper, Paint Strokes, Doily, Brick Wall and Marble.  You can see all these Textured Stamps and the whole range on the Kaisercraft Web Page here.

The Design Team were asked to create a project featuring one of these Textured Stamps.  See if you can spot which stamp they used….

“Best Friends” Card By Anita Bownds


GL598 tea party flourish pack |FL599 be you flourish pack |Pp1017 paper pad
CT879 collectables |KM115 kaisermist candy |DD427 texture bubbles |CS299 brick wall textured stamp
F663 Paper Blooms – Hot Pink |EM995 Assorted paper leaves |PS485 floral wallpaper embossed
Other :embossing powder

‘Every Moment is Special’ ~ By Kylie Kingham.

Kaisercraft Products: P2277 Devonshire | P2281 Afternoon Tea | SS336 Sticker Sheet | PP1017 paper pad | CT879 Collectables | KM115 Candy Kaiser Mist | CS 293 Marble Texture Stamp | Other- White Gesso.paper doily.

”Smile ” Layout By Rikki Graziani

Kaisercraft Products: Indigo Skies Collection: P2286 Charmbray |  P2287 Shibori |SS Sticker Sheet | CT880 Collectables | CS299 Brickwall Texture Stamp | Other: Navy Ink 

”Life is better in Flip Flops ” Layout By Kirsten Hyde

Kaisercraft Products: Indigo skies – P2289 Washed out | P2286 Chambray | CD651 Kraft Cardstock | EM928 Lace Pack Natural | RS404 Rhinestone Champagne | CS288 Critty | CS876 Texture Clear Stamp Crackle | CS257 Background Script Clear Stamp | FL599 Be You Flourish pack | FL597 Bloom Flourish Pack | FL580 Flourish Pack Cogs | DD706 Decorative Dies Cogs | DD434 Texture Lattis | AS251 Alpha Stickers Ebony.

“Thank you” Card By Evgenia Krapivina

Kaisercraft Products:  High Tea 6.5″ Paper Pad PP1017 | Tea Leaves P2279 | Devonshire P2277 | High Tea Collectables CT879 | High Tea 12×12 Specialty Embossed – Floral Wall paper PS485 | Bloom Flourish Packs FL597 | Tea Party Flourish Packs | Decorative Die -Nesting Stitched Brackets DD791 | Floral Wallpaper Texture Stamp CS296 | Pearls – Bliss SB718 |

‘Lets Celebrate’ by Collette Mitrega

I chose to use the new ‘Marble’ (CS293) textured stamp. I selected papers from the Indigo Skies 6 1/2″ paper pad and randomly stamped onto the light grey paper with a Versamark ink pad. I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I did plan to ink the page with ‘Island’ ink pad ( IP726) which would really accentuate the stamp creating a resist effect. But, I really liked how it looked –  not inked ….. so I went with this!

I used the beautiful new ‘Classic Butterfly’ die (DD170),  added some cheesecloth, a cluster of Kaiser Blooms and some splats of white Kaisermist to create a soft wispy card.

I do hope you like it, I do :)

 

Kaisercraft Products Used: CS293 Marble Texture Stamp | PP1018 Indigo Skies Paper Pad | F630 Iceberg Paper Blooms | F647 Iceberg Mini Paper Blooms | DD170 Decorative Butterfly Classic Butterfly | KM111  Kaisermist white .

Other Products Used: Cheesecloth | Butterfly Pins | Ribbon.

‘This is what happy looks like’ by Sonia Thomason

Kaisercraft products used: P2286 ‘Chambray’ | P2289 ‘Washed Out’ | P2291 ‘Midnight’ | PS486 Choose Happiness Die Cut & Silver Foil | PP1018 Indigo Skies Paper Pad | CT880 Indigo Skies Collectables | FL598 Tea Party Flourish Pack | FL599 Be You Flourish Pack | KM105 Turquoise Kaiser Mist | KM106 Denim Kaiser Mist | KM116 Aqua Kaiser Mist | IT012 Rising Bubbles Mini Template | CS162 Stains Texture Stamp | CS291 Oriental Calligraphy Texture Stamp | CS297 Doily Texture Stamp | SB700 Silver Rhinestones | F627 Coconut Paper Blooms | F631 Sea Breeze Paper Blooms | F644 Coconut Mini Blooms | 

Other: Silver Crackle Texture Paste, Silver Embossing Powder and acetate

The Doily Texture Stamp was stamped onto acetate and then trimmed around the edges. The Doily images were then adhered to the page using Glossy Accents. Stamping onto acetate is a great way to use stamped images on your page if you are not sure where you would like to put them. You can slide the acetate into different positions until you are happy with the look and then stick the image down

Baby Girl Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft High Tea Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I made this Album for a friend.  The little girl in the photos is only three months old so there are only photos for the first three months.  The album is designed to hold a photo for every month for the first 12 months.

I stamped CS296 Floral Wallpaper Texture Stamp on the front and back cover of the album.

Kaisercraft High Tea Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

The mother of the baby is taking the monthly photos with the little monthly cards so I didn’t worry about putting a number on the pages as there will be the monthly number in each of the photographs.

Kaisercraft High Tea Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

For the pages without a photo I just used a blank square cut from PS485 Floral Wallpaper Embossed.

Kaisercraft High Tea Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft High Tea Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft High Tea Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft High Tea Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft High Tea Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft High Tea Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2285 Scones | PS485 Floral Wallpaper | SS336 Sticker Sheet | PP1017 Paper Pad | CT879 Collectables | CS296 Floral Wallpaper Texture Stamp | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | IP731 Ink Pad – Berry | DD755 Decorative Die – Lace Borders | M009 Album Rings – Silver | DD753 Decorative Die – Nesting Stitched Rectangles |

Have you been inspired to play with some texture stamps?   Share your creations with us on social media.

Happy Crafting

xxoo

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