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4 Helpful Tips for Beginner Paper Crafters

May 30, 2018

We all began this amazing Paper Crafting Hobby at some stage in our lives.  When you are starting from the beginning it is often helpful to gather as many tips as possible to help you create the projects you wish to make.  Today we are dedicating this post to “Tips for Beginners” and the Design Team have collated Four Helpful Tips for those crafters who are just beginning their crafty journey…or anyone else who enjoys learning a helpful tip along the way…

Tips for Beginners #1 – Use a Sketch

“Shine Like the Stars Card” by Cathy McGrath

 

Sometimes to kick start creativity, a sketch can be a great starting place. It can help to plan a design or when you are at a loss for design inspiration, provide the ‘mojo’ you may need in order to move forward. You can follow the sketch as it is, or rotate it or even replace some of the suggested shapes with ones that best suit your project.

Below is a sketch based on the card that I have created using papers from the Stargazer Paper Pad. This sketch could easily be adapted and be used to create a design for a square card. As you can see, some of the elements have been adapted to suit my project.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: PP1044 | SS363 Sticker Sheet | Cardstock – CD101 Coconut |Decorative Die – DD216 Scribble Star | Rhinestones – SB700 Silver|T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Corner Rounder| Sequins

Tips for Beginners #2 – Create a Focal Point

“To the Moon and Back “layout by Kylie Kingham.

Beginner Tip: Hope to use your photo as a focal point.- Here in my layout you can see I have used three photos, all of the same image. I have printed two slightly smaller and used them more as a background or ‘accessory’to my layout.Even though all 3 images are the same your eye is drawn to the centre image for a few reasons. For one it is obviously larger, but I have also backed my photo with some darker paper and have attached it to my layout with foam dots, giving it that ‘framed’and raised appearance. Even though there is still plenty going on in and around my main photo, that is still the point my eyes are drawn to.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2533 Moonlight, P2534 Universe, SS363 Sticker Sheet, PP1044 Paper Pad, CT937 Collectables, DD817 Peony Cluster, DD811 3D Layered Peony, SF901 White, SF916 Navy, SF917 Bluebell, SF920 Sage.

Other: Seguins, Stitching, Hot Glue.

Tips for Beginners #3 – Make the Most of Your Crafty Products

5 Cards Using 1 Embossing Folder – by Renee Aslette

Today, my tip for beginners is to get the most out of the things that you have.

I used Embossing Folder – Constellation EF283. In the video below, I will show you 5 ways I used the same embossing folder.  I then created 5 cards, in a set, using these embossed pieces and the Stargazer Collection.

Tip 1 – Embossing with Cardstock

This is the way most of us use an embossing folder.  Insert the cardstock into the Embossing Folder and put it through the DIYCuts Machine.

Tip 2 – Inking with the Folder on Side 1

For this I used the raised side of the embossing folder.  I then inked that side using Ink Pad – Lagoon IP727.  Then I added the cardstock and ran it through the DIYCuts Machine.

Tip 3 – Embossing Folder & Kaisercraft Art Foam

For this technique I wanted to show how versatile a piece of art foam is.  Not only can it be used for flowers, but you can use it in an embossing folder, and even die cut it.

Place the art foam piece in the embossing folder and run it through the DIYCuts Machine.

Tip 4 – Inking on the Embossing Folder on Side 2

Ink directly onto the Embossing Folder on the Reverse side.  I used Ink Pad – Black IP719. It creates a reverse pattern.

Tips 5 – Using a Brayer and Kaisercraft Paint

This one was a bit of an experiment for myself too.  I have always wanted to try it.  The thing is, if you try different things, sometimes they come off, and other times they turn out great!!!

I added Kaisercraft – Coastal Blue KC020 onto the brayer with a paint brush.  Then roll directly onto the embossing folder.  I did both sides for this one to see which result I liked the best.

Here is the video tutorial to show you how I created each card.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: SS363 Sticker Sheet, PP1044 Paper Pad, CT937 Collectables, EF283 Embossing Folder – Constellation, CD650 Cardstock – Smooth – White, CD511 Card Pack C6 – White, IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon, SF901 Art Foam – White, IP719 Ink Pad – Black, KC020 Paint – Coastal Blue, DD001 DIYCuts Machine.

Other: Brayer.

Tips for Beginners #4 – Colour Matching

“Live for the Moments You Cant Put into words” Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Tips for Beginners - Colour Matching By Alicia McNamara

My Tip for beginners just starting out in Papercrafting is to colour match your photograph to the papers you are working with.  In this example I have taken the blue and white tones from the colours in the the photograph and tried to choose papers and flowers that match those colours.  Its a very simple technique but I feel it is crucial to making a layout easy to look at.  If your photograph doesn’t match the colours of your papers you can always edit the photo to black and white  or sepia colours.

Kaisercraft Tips for Beginners - Colour Matching By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Tips for Beginners - Colour Matching By Alicia McNamara

Video Tutorial Explaining this Tip:

Kaisercraft Products: P2536 Starry Night | P2539 Astronomy | P2533 Moonlight| SS363 Sticker Sheet | SF916 Navy | SF917 BlueBell | DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera | DD198 Decorative Die – Provincial Flourish | DD793 Decorative Die – Ornate Pack 1 | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | F630 Iceberg Paper Blooms | IT466 Diamond Flourish Template |

Other: Cheesecloth | Black Sewing Thread | White and Blue Misting Sprays | 

We hope you have found these Tips helpful.  Maybe you have a Tip you can add into the comments below that might help someone else on their crafty journey.  We are all continually learning so its nice to be able to stop and share something that might benefit a fellow creator.  The crafting community is one of the best parts of this hobby.  If you havent already joined Kaisercraft Corner our own private Facebook Group you might want to consider it.  You can ask questions, share projects and get lots of inspiration in this group and its full of lots of friendly crafters of all skill levels.  A perfect place to gain some tips…feel free to ask a question, you are bound to receive many helpful answers.

Have a lovely, crafty day : )

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Kavitha Stamps Stargazer step by step

Stargazer Layout by Kavitha

May 29, 2018

Hello everyone,

Today i share a new layout using the gorgeous “stargazer” collection,i have a small tutorial too.

 

I applied metallic blue paint “stars &moon” template using flat brush and also gave some random dry strokes

to fill up the space as the background is too plain

Did some random stamping using the clear stamp form the collection

Next i added silver modelling paste through “starburst” burst template.

To compose my design i have used fussy cut elements,collectables and die cuts

Some close ups..

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer paper collection : P2537 Orbit | P2535 Milky way | Mini designer template : IT032 Stars & moon | 6*6 designer template : IT467 Starburst | CT937 Collectables | CS327 Clear stamp | Texture die – Criss cross  DD483 | SB793 Black pearl

Other Products: SIlver modelling paste  | Blue metallic paint

 

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy crafting,

kavitha

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Jowilna Nolte Pocket Pages Pocket Scrapping Stargazer

Stargazer Pocket Page with Jowilna Nolte

May 28, 2018

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am sharing a quick Pocket Page I created using the wonderfully versatile Stargazer Collection.
With all the beautiful elements and quotes this range can be used for anything from weddings to super heroes.

I mainly used my paper pad and Collectables pack to create the cards for the pockets.

With the paper pad and little elements it is so easy to create a stunning end result.
I chose red as my accent colour and manged to pull it through the entire page in various ways.


Red washi tape strip; button, red alpha sticker and red paint splats.

For this card I used the stencil in white texture paste on white cardstock. Once the paste was dry I sprayed the entire card with Denim and Charcoal
Kaisercraft Mists. A simple star element with a lick of red paint finished off this magical look.
And a few white splats completes a quick and easy galaxy perfect for your super hero.

To dress up my card from the Galaxy sheet I simply stamped and image onto the left side of the card and added some red paint splats.
Adding a nice detail but not losing the beauty of the original card.

I that’s how easy it is to dress up some cards, make your own and use your stash to create a pocket page.
Have a wonderful week filled with lots of special stargazing moments.
Until next time, Jowilna. x

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2532 Constellation | P2538 Stargazer Galazy | PP1044 Paper Pad | CT937 Collectables | AS258 Red Alpha Sticker Sheet |
KM106 Denim | KM101 Charcoal| IT467 Starburst Template | CS327 Stargazer Clear Stamp | PT232 Red Glitter Tape
Other: Page Pocket, Texture Paste, Watercolor paint, black ink

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Card Making Layouts Memory Lane NEW Product Stargazer Tags Textured Dies

New Release Textured Dies ~ Product Spotlight

May 23, 2018

Textured Dies…whats not to love about them! They add that little bit of extra detail to a project that adds to the “wow factor” as well as being so quick and easy to use.  Today the Design Team are showcasing two new Textured Dies released this month: DD483 Texture ross Cross and DD482 Texture Netting…

DD483 Texture Criss Cross

DD482 Texture Netting

Today’s creative projects feature these dies using the two beautiful May collections…Stargazer and Memory Lane.

“Memory Lane Card ” with Textured Dies ~ By Kavitha

Kaisercraft Products: Art Foam Sheets – Apricot SF905 | Memory lane collection pack  PK582 | Memory Lane Collectables  CT936 | Texture die – Criss cross  DD483

“Dream Big” Layout with Textured Dies ~ By Renee Aslette

For this week’s group post I wanted to show you how you can use the DD483 Decorative Die Texture Criss Cross by cutting it out and then cutting it up and using it on different areas of the layout, rather than using it in one piece.  I used GC102 Glitter Cardstock – Steel.

Here is how the layout turned out!

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2539 Astronomy | PP1044 Paper Pad | PS527 Galactic – Acetate | CT937 Collectables | GC102 Glitter Cardstock – Steel | DD001 DIYcuts Cutting and Embossing Machine | DD483 Decorative Die – Texture Criss Cross | DD700 Decorative Dies Alphabet Uppercase | SF901 Art Foam – White

Other: Irresistibles – Wedding Dress

 ‘Dream, Love, Believe’ Friendship Tag with Textured Dies ~ By Kylie Kingham

Kaisercraft Products: Memory Lane collection- P2523 Misty Rose, P2526 Villawood, CT936 Collectables, PP1043 Paper Pad, DD482 Texture Netting Decorative Die, IT466 Diamond Flourish Template, F627 Coconut Paper Blooms.

Other: Tim Holtz Tag die, Modeling Paste, Twine

 

” You are my sun, my moon ….” Layout with Textured Dies ~ By Rikki Graziani

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2534 Universe | P2537 Orbit | PP1044 Paper Pad | CT937 Collectables|DD483 Texture Criss Cross Decorative Die |SF901 White Art Foam

“Love Always” Card with Textured Dies ~ By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Memory Lane Card using Textured Dies by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Memory Lane Card using Textured Dies by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Memory Lane Card using Textured Dies by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1043 Paper Pad | DD462 Texture Netting Decorative Die | CT936 Collectables | FL624 Flourish Pack – Beautiful | SS362 Sticker Sheet | IP726 Island Ink | P2531 Lakeside | SF901 Art Foam – White | SF919 Art Foam Lagoon | DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera

Other: Lace

 

“Make A Wish” Card with Textured Dies ~ By Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2537 Orbit | PP1044 Paper Pad | DD462 Texture Netting Decorative Die | SB774 Ice Blue Rhinestones | GC101 Midnight Glitter Cardstock | CD510 Card PAck C6 Black |  T320 Mounting Foam Dots | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue 

Other: Thread, Black and white Misting Sprays

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We know you love Kaisercraft Decorative Dies, but have you tried some of the new Texture ones? A product that can be repeatedly used on many projects with different paper collections.  Share your Textured Die creations with us by tagging #kaisergallery or by popping your projects into Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group.

Happy crafting : )

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Beyond the Page Design Team Kaisercraft Rikki Graziani Stargazer Tuesday Tutorials

”Art Foam Flowers and Hoop” Video Tutorials, with Rikki Graziani

May 22, 2018

Good morning how are you all? Rikki here with two, yes I said two videos for you this Tuesday.

The first video is all about making flowers with the NEW Kaisercraft Art Foam !!! This product is amazing and lots of fun to play with!!!

The second video is showing you how to create a decorative hoop using the Art Foam Flowers you just created, I have also teamed this up with one of this months new collection – Stargazer.

 

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2537 Orbit | P2540 Cosmic | CT937 Collectables |SF901 White Art Foam | SF916 Navy Art Foam | SB704 Dark Blue Rhinestones | IP726 Island Ink Pad 

Other: Tim Holtz Distress Crayon | Mylar Flakes | Embossing Powder | Embossing Ink

 

The first showing you how to use the new Kaisercraft Dies and our New Art Foam to make your own stunning flowers !!!!

 

 

 

The second video is how to make this beyond the page hoop with the new Kaisercraft Stargazer Collection…..

 

 

By making your embossing powder thick you can run it like paint also you can add things into it and they will stick……. Like these Mylar Flakes.

Its easy to hand colour and custom your flowers to what ever you need, you can use any medium: ink, watercolour crayons, mist. The possibilities are endless.

 

I just use a baby wipe to apply the colour…. Why? I love the softer effect it gives to you.

Dont forget to add other elements like pattern paper leaves into your flower clusters…..

 

 

 

Another way to customize your flowers is by adding things to the centers, also mix and match your dies to get different flowers.

 

 

I hope I have inspired you….

Till next time have a creative day.

Rikki xxxxx

 

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