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HOW TO: Make a Tri-Shutter Card

August 10, 2018

Add a little SPARKLE into someone’s day by sending them one of these gorgeous
interactive Tri- Shutter Cards similar to the ones that Alicia McNamara has made for us here.

Follow these Step by Step instructions and you will discover these aren’t as difficult to create as they look
but ever so effective and eye catching, especially using the gorgeous SPARKLE collection with its rose
gold foiled elements like on the following pages.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:
STEP ONE – Make the Card Base

  • From a 12″ x 12″ piece of cardstock – white is a great colour to use as a base
  • Cut it in half so that you have two 6 x 12″ rectangles.  (this will make two cards)
  • Score each card piece at 2 inches, 4 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches vertically.
  • Score horizontally at 2 inches and 4 inches as per the diagram below.

  • Cut your card horizontally following the red cut lines as per the diagram below starting at two inches from the top and two inches from the left-hand side and stopping two inches from the right-hand side.
  • Repeat at four inches from the top.

  • Fold your card into mountains (folding towards you) and valleys (folds away from you) as per example below.

 

STEP TWO – Decorate the Card Base

  • Cut two    6″ x 2″ rectangles of printed paper to cover the left and right sides of the cards
  • Cut six      2″ x 2″ squares of printed paper to cover each of the squares
  • Cut three  4″ x 2″rectangles of printed paper for the middle sections.

TIP: Cut the above pieces slightly smaller to give a white border on each section if desired.

Download full instructions to recreate the SPARKLE tri shutter cards shown below HERE.

 

STEP THREE – Embellishing the Cards

  • Create three card bases as per the above instructions
  • Use  a combination of the paper gold foiled papers LUSTER, GLISTENING and ILLUMINATE  and cover the small squares and inside rectangles as per the downloadable instructions or as desired using coordinating papers

P2594 LUSTER

 

  • Use the top three 4″ x 3″ rectangles and matte onto white cardstock
  • Fussy cut poinsettias from GLINT.  Cut each in half and attach behind each sentiment using foam tape to add dimension.
  • Adhere these sentiments to the card fronts using foam tape
  • Further decorate cards as desired using a combination of collectables, rhinestone strips and ribbon.

 

TIP:  You could keep one of the rectangles in the middle blank to write a personal greeting or message.

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Anthology Jowilna Nolte Kaiser Mists Mixed Media step by step

Butterfly Sampler Box with Mixed Media Effects by Jowilna Nolte

June 26, 2018

Hello everyone, Jowilna on the blog today with another Technique Tuesday showing you how I created this fun anthology butterfly sampler box.
This range is perfect for creating memory boxes, but I wanted to make something very specific – the kind of thing you will find in the office of a professor.

step 1 – Trim patterned paper to fit inside the wooden tray. I added a piece to the bottom to fit into the length.
Add stenciling detail to the bottom edge using texture paste and leave to dry. Add sewing around the edge.

step 2 – Cut a piece of polystyrene to fit into the bottom of the wooden tray and secure using double sided tape.

Step 3 – Use Kaisercraft mists in olive and coffee and mist the entire piece of paper.
Mix the two colours to create a leather look effect on the paper. Leave to dry or dry with a heat gun.

Step 4 – Add double sided tape to the back of the paper piece and then adhere it to the polystyrene inside the tray.

Step 5 – Cut out butterflies from patterned paper as well as foliage. Ink the edges to hide any cutting lines.

Step 6 – Adhere sticker sentiment to filmstrip sticker and trim to size. Use your scissors to distress the edges.

Step 7 – Adhere the butterflies as well as the foliage and sentiment. Layer two butterflies on top of each other using foam tape.

Step 8 – Use decorative pins to add some interest to the butterflies. Cut them shorter and then pin them through the butterflies.
Print fig. sentiments and adhere below each butterfly.

I love how the mists just add so much shimmer and warmth to the patterned paper and project.
So easy to create a butterfly sampler box perfect for the aspiring lepidopterist {a person who studies or collects moths and butterflies}

Until next time – why not try and make your own sampler box using this easy to re-create leather look using texture and inks. Then add some of your favourite images and sentiments
to create a fun home decor project for your office or studio.
Live Creatively – Love Jowilna

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection – P2547 Ornithology | P2542 Entomology | P 2548 Herbs | SS364 Anthology Sticker Sheet | T468 Grunge Template
Other: Wooden tray, Polystyrene, Decorative Pins, Sewing Machine, Texture Paste, KaiserMists

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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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Design Team Kaisercraft Layouts Open Road step by step Tutorial Tuesday Videos

“Road Less Travelled” Layout and Video By Rikki Graziani

December 21, 2017

Good morning how are you all this Festive Season?

Rikki here with a super quick layout and process video for you as I know what the December can get like….

Today I am showing a layout using the stunning Open Road Collection….

 

Whats not to love about this Collections, the rich, vibrant, earth red tones against the stunning greens that nature show us here in Australia.

 

 Kaisercraft Products: Open Road Collection: P2447 Bushwalk | SS353 Sticker Sheet | PP1034 Paper Pad | CT896 Collectables |FL615 Flourish Pack Australiana | KM111 White

 

 

 

When you do fussy cutting be sure to add some of your FL615 Flourish Pack Australiana throughout your clusters.

Well I hope this inspires you to get creating….. and I wish you a Merry and Safe Festive Season however you choose to celebrate it, till the New Year , have a creative day.

Rikki

 

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Decorative Dies Design Team Jowilna Nolte Kaisercraft Layouts step by step Tutorial Tuesday wandering ivy

Little Things Wandering Ivy Layout Tutorial by Jowilna Nolte

December 12, 2017

Hi everyone – today I am sharing this double page layout created using the gorgeous Wandering Ivy Collection. For the tutorial portion I am sharing how I created
some interest on my background as well as using my die-cuts in a cheat way to add color instantly without worrying to tear or damage the fine delicate cuts made.
Lets take a look how I created my elements…
On my background I created some layered filled in circles with hand sewn details around the edges. So quick and easy to achieve but with a stunning end result.


For my flower cluster I wanted to use the beautiful Ivy die-cut. But the part I hate most about die-cuts is adding color to them once they are cut.
Especially with those delicate pieces that tear and break so easily So here’s my cheat way of adding color and cutting them without any fuss.

Step 1 – Turn the die-cut over and ink the flat side (back) of your die using 2 or more shades of green ink.
Lightly tap the ink onto the surface to ink it.

Step 2 – Carefully lift the die and place it onto your cardstock with the inked side on white cardstock.
Feed it through your die-cutting machine with your rubber matt in place. This will transfer the ink onto the cardstock and created a light embossed image as well.

Step 3 – Remove the cardstock from your machine. Lift the die-cut to reveal the now debossed and color transferred image.

Step 4 – Leave the ink to dry or heat set using a heat gun. Flip your cardstock over and position the die on the raised area of the image visible at the back.
Place the die and keep it in place with some washi tape. Now cut the image from the back.

TIP: You have to cut from the back in order to line the die up correctly with the colored image on the front.

Now cut the shape by putting it through your die-cutting machine. Remove the cut and coloured image.

And that’s how I quickly and easily add color to my image and then cut it without any fuss.

How to create the stitches circles on your background.

Step 5 – Use an anywhere circle cutter. I used my old fashioned one that I can adjust to any size circle.
Cut several circles out of your background and in different sizes.

Step 6 – Cut scraps of your patterned paper slightly bigger than your circles.

Step 7 – Back the cutout circles with the patterned paper pieces by adhering the pieces to the back of your cut out circles.
Use your paper piercer to make holes inside and even outside of the circles. Sew the circles using embroidery thread for a beautiful dimensional effect.

What have you created with the beautiful Wandering Ivy Collection? The sweetest and most beautiful collection…until the next one.
Happy scrapping Jowilna

Kaisercraft Products: Wandering Ivy Collection | P2433 Blue Fields | P2439 Province | P2440 Panelling | P2441 Blessings | DD199 Ivy Strip | IP721 Gum Leaf | IP733 Green | RS446 Island Lagoon Rhinestones | T317 Scissors | T330 Die Release Tool | Foam Tape
Other: White Cardstock | Embroidery Thread | Circle Cutter | Walnut Ink

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