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Tutorial Tuesday- “Love Blooms” layout with Kylie. Video included.

February 20, 2018

The lovely colour palette and paper prints of Miss Betty had me totally swooning this month. A truly lovely collection! Today I will share how I created my layout featuring lots of paper layers and some die cut flowers. I’ve prepared a process video for you all but before we begin though, let me show you my completed work-

There were so many pretty papers to choose from with the choice of floral,wood grain and fabric print just to name a few.It made my background paper choice hard to decide on!

To begin my layout I cut some length from my backing paper THREAD (reversed). This is probably the only element of my layout that I used precise measurements. I began by cutting 1″ (2.5cm) from top and bottom of my page.Keep both strips, and proceed to cut another 1cm (10mm) from both top and bottom again.Both these smaller strips can be discarded.

Next I cut two 2″ (5cm) strips from ‘SEWN’ .

From here it was a matter of reconstructing my backing paper. I had distressed some edges a little to give texture before doing so.

As you will see in my video I have incorporated three different papers through the middle of my layout. I did not use specific measurements for these and preferred to go by cutting by eye and what fitted best. Once I had backed my photo and laid everything in place I lightly marked everything with pencil so I could get it back in place after using some stamps in the background.This can be a really helpful tip for work where you include mixed media of some form.

Here is a look at my full process video.I hope you enjoy.

I was super happy with the layered element my paper flowers added to my layout, and the wooden flourish button were perfect as a cute centre. The extra leaves I punched also give a nice extra texture too.

A close up of the stamps I used in my background. I think these will become a favourite as I just love the design of them.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today and it inspires you in your own scrapbooking. Don’t forget to join the Kaisercraft Facebook group HERE to share your work and find lots more inspiration.

Until next time,


Kaisercraft Products: P2479 Thread | P2481 Tapestry | P2482 Sewn | P2483 Needlework | SS357 Sticker Sheet | CS321 Clear Stamps | PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables | FL619 Flourish Pack Trinkets | IP726 Island Ink Pad | IP724 Bark Ink Pad.

Other : String, leaf punch, glue.





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Beach Shack Do not use this category Scrapbooking layout

Beach Bliss

February 16, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a layout that I have created using papers and embellishments from the Beach Shack Collection. There are so many components to this collection and it makes creating layouts and projects so much fun!

I limited my colour pallet for my embellishments to three tomes which helped me to achieve a cohesive look. I drew my inspiration from my photo and my background paper.

I used the rope corner decorative die and die cut it using a scrap piece of chipboard. I altered it by first coating it with a layer of gesso. Once dry, I used ink daubers and the Kaisercraft ink pads to create my embellishment. I used saffron, vintage and bark.

To create my textured background, I first applied a coat of clear gesso to my background paper. Once dry I then applied some distress spray to areas around my elements. I also used some water and a paint paintbrush to spread the colour around. I stamped my texture stamps in random spots on this blue section and then I used the ripple stencil.

Below my photo I have some more decorative embellishments. I altered some of the wooden flourishes that we released with this collection. I applied a coat of gesso to each and then used a sponge dauber and the Kaisercraft ink pads to apply colout to each element. I also inked the edges of each with the bark ink pad to add extra definition. I sprayed a piece of cheese cloth with a distress spray and added this to my cluster to add some texture.


Kaisercraft Products: Beach Shack Collection: P2475 Pier| P2472 Foam| P2473 Thatched|CT930 Collectables| Wooden Flourish Pack – FL618 – Beach| 6 x 6 Designer Template – IT460 – Ripples| Texture Stamps CS876 – Crackle and CS752 Script| Cardstock – CD114 Forest| Decorative Die – DD471 – Rope Corner|F628 Honey | F645 Honey| Ink Pads – IP724 Bark, IP721 Gum Leaf, IP733 Green, IP723 Vintage and IP728 Saffron| T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam


Other: Distress Spray | Distress Ink | Clear Gesso | Gesso | Modelling Paste| Hemp| Burlap| Archival Black Ink | Cheese Cloth


Have a great week!

Hugs from Cathy



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Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons

February 15, 2018

I’ve had a real fascination with Hexagons this month.  I love the Hexagon patterns in both the February Collections.  For my post today I have chosen the gorgeous Beach Shack Collection to use with a summer photo of my little boy at the beach.

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

We have spent a lot of time at the beach this summer.  Probably more than we have any summer I can remember.  Now that Billy is 16 months old he is an active little thing and I spend most of my days thinking of ways I can tire him and his big brother out! The beach is the perfect spot where they can run and use up lots of energy and they just adore playing in the sand and paddling in the water.  This photo was taken one evening when we went for a spontaneous beach run and they both started off fully clothed and got wetter and wetter until finally Billy ended up naked on the sand…

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

To begin my Layout I fussy-cut all the hexagon shapes from the paper.  This is often the way I will start a Layout when I am not sure what the end result will look like.  I take a page for fussy-cutting and a pair of scissors and sit somewhere the boys are playing and cut.  I find I can’t properly craft when Billy is awake because he finds me and gets into everything! But I can get away with a little fussy-cutting.  After I cut out the Hexagons I felt that they would look nice with a bit of machine stitching so that is where my Process Video begins…

Process Video

How to Create the Layout

The next step was glueing the Hexagons down in a pattern on the page.

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

This Layout turned out to be a very simple Layout that is certainly not complicated to re-create.

After glueing down the hexagon pattern I used one of the new Kaisercraft Decorative Dies to match this collection, DD808 Porthole:

I cut this from some soft blue paper and added it in to one side of my photo.

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

Then I added some Cheese Cloth to create a soft texture.  I layered my photo over the top with some Foam Tape.

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

A few Collectables were perfect for embellishing with and a little Wooden Flourish.

I adore these little wooden fences.  They look cute combined with the title for the Layout layered over the top.

FL618 – Beach

CT930 – Collectables

Quick and Easy Summer Layout with Hexagons by Alicia McNamara

Finally I completed my Layout with a few splatters from some soft grey and white misting sprays.

This was quick and easy to put together, perfect for busy mums who would like to scrap some beachy photos.

I hope it provides you with a little inspiration,

Happy Crafting: )

Alicia xxoo

Kaisercraft Products Used:

P2469 Sea Change | P2470 Board Walk | CT930 Collectables | FL618 Flourish Pack – Beach | DD806 Decorative Die – Porthole | Other: Sewing Machine and White Thread | Cheese Cloth | Grey and White Misting Sprays |

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Card Making Do not use this category Havana Nights Tutorial Tuesday

Watercolour Cards using Kaisercraft Stamps and Dies

January 30, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great crafting week. Today I am going to share two cards that I have created using stamps, dies and papers from the Havana Nights Collection by Kaisercraft. Kaisercraft always produce wonderful stamps and dies with each collection and I wanted to share how you can use them along with some simple watercolouring into your cardmaking.

For both cards, I used the white square card pack. The dimensions for the layers I have used are

– navy mat 13cm x 13cm

– TILED (patterned paper) 12.5cm x 12.5cm

– white strip 12.5cm x 5cm

– blue strips 12.5cm x 2cm

For this card, I used four stamps and two dies. All of the colours for the watercolouring were determined by the tiles in the paper.

Simple techniques and maximum impact!

My second card has the same layout as the previous card and also includes similar elements. It uses two dies and two stamps.


As the colour palette is restricted, the elements compliment each other and work together.

Below is video tutorial demonstrating the techniques and the construction of both of these cards.





Kaisercraft Products: P2456 Tiled | CS318 Clear Stamps| Cardstock – CD101 Coconut and CD151 Navy|CD501 Card Pack Square – White | Decorative Dies DD469 Hanami Flowers and DD423 Oval Floral Thank You |Rhinestones – SB700 Silver and SB774 Ice Blue | T321 Craft Glue | T302 Mounting Foam | T314 Double Sided Tape

Other: Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Cracked Pistachio| Distress Markers – Blueprint Sketch and Mermaid Lagoon| Watercolour Paper | White and Clear Embossing Powder | Fine Tip Water Brush | Versamark Ink | Clear Acrylic Block | Anti Static Powder Tool | Foam | Square Die 


Have a great week!








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‘Family’ layout by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

January 26, 2018


Tatiana is here with you today and I’d like to share my new layout featuring Documented collecion. This time I chose my dad and uncle photography. I used clocks on my layout as a symbol of time, added number stickers ’59’ it’s a year when the photography was taken. There is a hanwritten text on the back side of the photo, so I decided to use photo corners and didn’t adhere photography on the page.

I also used negatives from the stickers.


As usual on the final steps I added splashes and rhinestones to my project.

Kaisercraft products: Documented Collection – P2464 Chalkboard, P2465 Pencils, P2466 Qwerty, P2468 Desktop | CT898 Documented Collectables | SS355 Documented Sticker Sheet | SB791 Pearls – Pewter, SB776 Rhinestones – Bronze | Kaiser Mists – KM101 Charcoal, KM111 White

Other: Photo Corners

Thank you for your visit! Hope you enjoyed my project.

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