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Pretty Florals with High Tea

April 25, 2017

Hi everyone, Sonia here with the gorgeous new collection for April – High Tea. This collection will make anyone who loves shabby chic very happy indeed! It is a collection that has a beautiful white-washed colour palette with stunning floral images. The colours and softness of the images make it so easy to use for many occasions. I loved the floral images and the soft pinks / reds and immediately wanted to use some baby pictures of my daughter with a floral crown on her head.

‘Cherish the little things’

Kaisercraft products used: P2277 ‘Devonshire’ | P2278  ‘Biscuit’ | P2284 ‘Cup & Saucer’ | CT879 High Tea Collectables | SS336 High Tea Sticker Sheet | CD651 Kraft Cardstock | CB153 Corrugated Cardstock | KM111 White Kaiser Mist | F633 Olive Paper Blooms | F641 Dusty Pink Paper Blooms | F650 Olive Mini Blooms | ST928 Clear Stickers Life | SB700 Silver Rhinestones | DD518 Nesting Tags Decorative Die | LDB1059 Natural Twine |

Other: Crystal Sparklet, Grommet for tag and White Gesso

I choose the gorgeous ‘Cup & Saucer’ (P2284) as my main background as it already has the most stunning, distressed look to it. I wanted to add a little more texture so I tore vertically down the paper between the white and green distressed parts and added in a strip of the Corrugated Cardstock (CB153)

To add extra dimension I also added in the stunning floral strip from the High Tea Sticker Sheet (SS336). The floral image can be used as one whole piece as I have here, or you can trim it to suit your page. By layering in these different textures you have a page that you just want to touch!

With this gorgeous paper I just had to use some of the Paper Blooms! The Olive and Dusty Pink Paper Blooms picked up the colour palette of High Tea perfectly! I fussy cut some of the Floral images from the ‘Devonshire’ paper (P2277) and mixed these in with the Paper Blooms

One of my favourite Dies is the Nesting Tag Die (DD518). For this layout I cut out a tag using the Die and the ‘Biscuit’ paper (P2278) and added a grommet and some Natural Twine (LDB1059)

One of my other favourite Kaisercraft products are the Clear Stickers. These are so versatile and if you love mixed media then you’ll be happy to know that they can be stuck over the top of all sorts of layers of mediums!!! Here I have used a quote from the ‘Life’ pack (ST928). These stickers can be trimmed to fit or mixed and matched to suit your project

I hope you love the High Tea collection as much as I do – it makes my shabby chic heart so happy to play with these fabulous papers and matching embellishments!

Happy scrapping

Sonia x

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Island Escape Layouts Scrapbooking layout Terhi Koskinen Tuesday Tutorials Tutorials Videos

Scrapbook layout tutorial by Terhi Koskinen

February 28, 2017

Hello all! It’s Terhi Koskinen back with you sharing a scrapbook layout made with one of the best, the most beautiful and the pretties collection ever: Island Escape!

The collection is perfect to any wonderful creations, but as I just spend a little vacation in much warmer country than Finland, these papers were perfect to archieve our memories from sandy toes and sunny days.

To show you how simple this layout was to do, I recorded a process video to watch. It’s quick, it’s easy, and still I love the happy and airy result. Take a look, you’ll find the video at the end of this post.

Kaisercraft products: P2241 Pink Hibiscus | P2245 Makai | P2249 Salty Seas | SS331 Sticker Sheet | CT847 Collectables | KM105 Kaiser Mist Turquoise | KM102 Kaiser Mist Antique Gold | KM118 Kaiser Mist Olive

Thank you so much for watching! Hope you feel inspired!

Terhi xx

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Gift box Video Tutorial by Julia Akinina

February 21, 2017

Hello! Today Julia is here with the gift box step-by-step video tutorial using the Island Escape Collection.

Kaisercraft products: P2242 Island Escape – Aloha| PP1014 Island Escape – Paper Pad | CT874 Island Escape  – Collectables | FL594 Life’s a Beach Flourish pack | SB713 Pearl Pearls | ST922 Happy Birthday 

And here is the video-tutorial! I hope you will enjoy it!

My measurements for this box  are in centimeters. You can create the box with your own measurements, just look how I do it in the video: the first dedail is larger than the banknote, and for the second detail I added 0,5 centimeters to the width, and 2 x 0,5cm = 1 centimeter to the length. Don’t forget to add 1-2 millimeters to the middle detail! You need to do it for good closing and opening of the box.

And here is the result. I love this box!

I hope my tutorial will help you to create beautiful gift boxes of the different sizes!

Thank you

Julia

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Alicia McNamara Card Making Colouring Gel Pens KaiserColour Product Highlight Tuesday Tutorials Videos

Coloured Valentine’s Day Cards ~ Tuesday Tutorial and Video

February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day Kaisercrafters! I’m sending lots of love out to you today : ) and I’m also sharing a Video Tutorial on how to make an easy Valentine’s Day card using Gel Pens and a Kaisercraft Post Card Book! So if you need a Valentines Card or an “anything card”, and you love to colour, this post is especially for you xx

Kaisercraft Gel Pens

Have you seen the gorgeous Kaisercraft Gel Pens? These pens can be purchased in the complete set of 48 pens and include 12 Glitter Pens, 12 Metallic Pens, 12 Neon Pens and 12 Pastel Pens.  With the Kaisercraft Gel Pens you can really achieve the colours you desire in a card.

Maybe you like lots of bright, neon colours like in this card…

Kaisercraft Indian Summer Card by Alicia McNamara

Or perhaps you prefer more of the pastel hues like in these two cards…

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

To make these three cards I used pages from three of the Kaiser Colour Post Card Books.

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

Kaisercraft Post Card Colouring Book

These books measure approximately 4 x 6 inches and the pages easily tear out of the book so they are perfect for the front cover of a card.

Watch my Video Tutorial below to see exactly how I make my card : )

You can see my first Colouring Video and all my other Kaisercraft Videos here.

 

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

How to Make the Cards

Step One: Colour your chosen image.

Step Two: Adhere your image to a base card.

Step Three: Add a ribbon or some Rhinestones if desired

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

There is no hard thinking required to make these cards.  No fussing over elements, sketches or anything that requires strenuous creativity!  Its a very simple process that consists of some relaxed colouring time and then a little bit of card stock and double-sided tape or glue to put your card together.

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Why not spread the love this Valentine’s Day with a beautifully coloured card.  Or get the kids onto it, they will be entertained for a couple of hours!

Kaisercraft Valentine Cards by Alicia McNamara

Be sure to let me know here if you make a card like this, or just complete some colouring.  I would love to see your work.

Happy Valentine’s Day,

Alicia : )

Kaisercraft Products: CL101 Gel Pens Pack 24 | CL104 Gel Pens Pack 48 | CL593 Postcard Book – Words to Inspire | CL592 Postcard Book – Mystic Treasures | CL591 Postcard Book – Indian Summer | CL590 Post Card Book – Free Spirit | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | SB709 Rhinestones – Yellow | SB702 Rhinestones – Hot Pink |

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Cherry Tree Lane Kaiser Mists Layouts Tuesday Tutorials

Dreams and Cherry Tree Lane

January 17, 2017

I absolutely adore the stunning new ‘Cherry Tree Lane’ collection with it’s vintage inspired papers and rich colour palette that is just timeless! While going through the papers I was drawn to the softness of the blue / grey  of the ‘Quill’ paper (P2227) and couldn’t wait to play with it and mix it in with the soft pink of the florals. The colours set off the black and white photos I used perfectly!

15302288_10154155599973583_1737107369_oI used ‘QUILL’ (P2227) as my background paper. Using a second piece of the paper I adhered strips of the reverse side and then covered with white Gesso:

Once the White Gesso was dry I covered the page with a layer of Clear Gesso. Once dry I lightly sprayed with Kaiser Mist in Winter Grey:

Next I cut out some of the gorgeous floral images from the TELEGRAPH paper (P2223). I adhered my two photos to my background paper using foam tape and then started embellishing with the cut out floral images, the Cherry Tree Lane Collectables, Paper Doilly and one of the postcards from the LETTERS Specialty Paper (PS476). These were all arranged to create flow diagonally across my page:

Finally I added in a few more embellishments to add dimension and texture across the page:

Kaisercraft products used: P2223 ‘Telegraph’ | P2227 ‘Quill’ | PS476 Letters | SS329 Cherry Tree Lane Sticker Sheet | CT872 Cherry Tree Lane Collectables | CD101 Coconut cardstock | FL592 Flourish Pack Hello | FL593 Flourish Pack Feathers | EM405 Paper Doilly | ST928 Clear Stickers Life | SB700 Silver Rhinestones | RS408 Crystal Sparklets | KM112 Kaiser Mist Winter Grey

Other: White and Clear Gesso

The Collectables that are part of each collection are a fabulous way of adding layers without adding too much bulk to your page:

The Flourish Packs have a wonderful range of shapes to use on your projects and can be used raw like I have on this page or can be altered using a variety of mediums such as ink, paint or sprays:

Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have as much fun playing with the amazing Cherry Tree Lane Collection as I have!

Happy crafting

Sonia x

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