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Memory Layout by Cathy McGrath

August 18, 2017

 

Memory Layout by Cathy McGrath

Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here on the blog today and I am going to share a layout that I have created using the Factory 42 Collection. This collection has so many wonderful elements to create with. I have used the papers to create a layout of my cousin’s twin boys. As you can see, the grungy feel of the papers works well with for boys of any age. As I look at different collections, I often hear myself saying ‘ooh I love this paper’ and end up with too many papers on my table and feeling overwhelmed with how to move forward in my design. Limit yourself to approximately 2-3 pages and you will be right to go!

Trim 1.3cm (1/2”) of IRONWORKS and then apply clear gesso. Ink and distress the edges. To save paper, cut the centre out of MACHINE, leaving a 5cm (2”) border around the edge. This paper can be used as mats and embellishments.

Mat your photo using left over MACHINE and dimensional foam tape. Distress and ink the edges for a grungy look. Use GEARS and COGS to create other mats and embellishments. Use a pencil to mark their placement on the background paper.

Use sprays to create extra interest to the background. Once dry, use an archival ink and stamp a texture stamp randomly around the page.

Use both the front and the reverse of the selected papers to complete the layout. Use parts and pieces of left over papers, dimensional foam to assist in the tucking in of embellishments. Even use flowers!

The title was created by die cutting one of the Decorative Dies word dies onto chipboard. It was altered simply by using one of Kaiser ink pads and inking the edges in a brown ink.

 

Kaisercraft Products: P2374 Ironworks| P2372 Machine| P2371 Gears and Cogs| CT888 Collectables |CB154 Chipboard|CS152 Clear Stamps – Diamonds| F630 Paper Blooms – Iceberg| Mini Paper Blooms – F645  Honey, F649 Sage| Decorative Die DD703 – Fabulous| IP723 Ink Cube – Vintage|  T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Clear Gesso, Archival Ink, Dies, Twine, Color Blooms Sprays, Distress Ink

 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today and I hope that you feel inspired by this collection.

Hugs from Cathy

 

 

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Challenges Competition

August Blog Challenge!

August 10, 2017

Welcome to another Kaisercraft blog challenge!! This month’s theme is…

COGS!

Create any papercraft project you like using cogs as your inspiration!!

 

 

Once again, a big THANK YOU to everyone that entered our July blog challenge, we hope you enjoyed our challenge! Our lucky winners will be announced tomorrow so be sure to check back then.

We’re looking forward to seeing your August entries but first, some housekeeping for those who wish to play along…

 1. Feel free to enter as many times as you like!

 2. Your creation must feature at least 80% Kaisercraft products.

 3. You may use any current or previous release Kaisercraft paper collection.

 4. Link your finished project by creating a blog post on your personal blog or Facebook page, copy the link and add your name and link to the comments section at the bottom of this post. Alternatively, you can post your entry directly to our Facebook wall or send it via email to sales@kaisercraft.com.au.

Entries close Thursday 31st August at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time, UTC +11)

You could be one of two luck winners to receive a Kaisercraft goodie pack.

Winners will be announced Friday 8th September 2017.

Take a look at our wonderful Design Team’s creations!

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”Be Your Self”  Layout By Rikki Graziani

Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42 Collection: P2375 Pipeworks | PS496 Cog & Pulleys – Die | PP1026 Paper Pad |CT888 Collectables |Other: Mini Prills

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‘Happy Birthday’ card by Kylie Kingham.

Kaisercraft Products: P2372 Machine | SS345 Sticker Sheet | PP1026 Paper Pad | CT886 Collectables | DD797 Mechanical Deorative Die | CD512 Kraft Card. 

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‘Happy Birthday’ Card by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: PP1026 Factory 42 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables | CD110 Mocha |T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Punch

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‘My Favorite Person’ layout by Mabel Sim

Kaisercraft Products: P2372 Machine|P2376 Assembly Line|PS496 Cogs & Pulleys|CT888 Collectables|KM113 Kaisermist – Coffee|KM118 Kaisermist – Olive|T302 Mounting Foam|CS151 Tiny Dot Clear Stamp|CS758 Journal Clear Stamp

Other: White Gesso, Burlap Strings

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‘World’s Greatest Dad’ Layout by Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42 collection: PS496 Cogs & Pulleys | P2276 Assembly Line | CS307 Clear Stamps | CT888 – Collectables | IT020 Metal Plates Mini-designer template |
IP723 Vintage | IP724 Bark | CS214 Acrylic Stamping Block | T315 Double-Sided Tape | T314 Mounting Foam | T321 Acid-free Craft Glue | SB776 Bronze rhinestones | SB792 Chocolate pearls 

Other: White thread

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“My Dad” ~ Layout by Renee Aslette

Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42 Collection: P2371 Gears & Cogs (Reverse) | P2375 Pipeworks (Reverse) | P2374 Ironworks (Reverse) | PP1026 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables | SS346 Sticker Sheet | T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Black Pen

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Have a Great day Card by Jowilna Nolte

Kaisercraft Products: PP1026 Factory 42 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables | CD110 Mocha |T302 Mounting Foam
Other: Pearls, Metal Star, Walnut ink, sewing machine, Gear die-cut.

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“Happy Father’s Day” Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Factory 42 Happy Father's Day Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Factory 42 Happy Father's Day Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1026 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables | SS345 Sticker Sheet | FL580 Cogs | SB776 Rhinestones – Bronze | DD792 Decorative Die – Nesting Scalloped Stitched Ovals

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“Adventure” layout by Mariusz Gierszewski

Kaisercraft Products: CT888 Collectables | SS345 Sticker Sheet | FL580 Cogs | P2370 Metal Gears | P2373 Plans | P2374 Ironworks | P2375 Pipeworks | P2377 Automated |  SB793 Black Pearls

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Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the announcement of our July blog challenge winners!

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Christmas Jewel Factory 42

An Introduction to Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel

August 2, 2017

Have you seen our two gorgeous new Kaisercraft collections for the month of August – Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel? It is time to start thinking Father’s Day and Christmas! Get on board this month and we will have you organised for all the upcoming holidays : )

Today the 2017/2018 Design Team come together for their first collaborative Blog Post.  They are showcasing Christmas Layouts, Cards, and Tributes to our Dads using these two wonderful collections; Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel….

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“Peace, Joy and Love ” Layout By Rikki Graziani

 

 

Kaisercraft Products: Christmas Jewel Collection: P2361 Silver Poinsettia | P2362 Gilded Snowflake | P2363 Carols | PP1025 Paper Pad | CT887 Collectables |RB705 Lilac Rhinestones |  RS456 Lilac Rhinestone Strips 

‘World’s Greatest Dad’ ~ By Kylie Kingham

Kaisercraft Products: Factory 42: P2370 Metal Gears | P2371 Gears and Cogs | PP1026 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables | SB776 Bronze | IP724 Bark.

‘Xmas Step Card’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: PP1025 Christmas Jewel Paper Pad | CT887 Collectables |CD110 Mocha | CD143 Wine | CD Forest | GC104 Crystal |DD547 Circle Vines |DD584 Lace Top |DD387 Gift Border | DD391 Mini Christmas Ornaments | DD392 Mini Christmas Foliage | DD504 Doilies | DD718 Alphabet Uppercase Script | F670 Mini Paper Blooms Grape | F643 Paper Blooms Amethyst | SB794 Snow | SB788 Plum

“You Are My Favourite Person”  Layout By Evgenia Krapivina

Kaisercraft Products:  P2372 Machine |P2371 Gears & Cogs | P2376 Assembly Line | P2377 Automated | SS345 Sticker Sheet | CT888 Collectables | Flourish Pack – FL607 Mechanisms | Kaiser Mist – KM111 White | KM113 Coffee | Decorative Die – DD347 Numbers | Glitter Cardstock – GC106 Bronze | Ink Pad – IP719 Black |

“Multi-Layered Christmas Card” ~ by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1025 Paper Pad | P2365 Ornate Garland | CT887 Collectables | FL606 Flourish Pack – Fancy Christmas | PT225 Silver Glitter Tape | IP732 Orchid Ink Pad | DD388 Decorative Die – Poinsettia | DD793 Decorative Die – Ornate Frames 1 | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | SB700 Silver Rhinestones | RS465 Lilac Rhinestones Strips | KC014 Kaisercolour Paint – Mauve | KM111 Kaiser Mists – White | KM119 Kaiser Mists – Blackberry | KM120 Kaiser Mists – Wisteria | GC103 Glitter Card Stock – Platinum | 

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Two very different collections, both with so much potential! We would love to see your creations using Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel. A great place to share your designs is in our private Facebook Group – Kaisercraft Corner.  Inside this group we encourage all crafters to participate and receive some positive recognition for their designs.  So why not hop on over and become a member!

Stay tuned for more inspiration on the blog here tomorrow.

Happy Crafting : )

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Saturday Sketches

Saturday Sketch June #4 with Cathy, Gillian and Hetty

June 28, 2014

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The rules: Each Saturday every month a new sketch and inspirational layouts will be posted here on the blog. From these 3-5 sketches (depending on how many Saturday’s there are), you have that many chances to create a layout of your own and upload it to any gallery of your choice, or in a blog post. Once done, link your layout into the comments section of the appropriate sketch blog post and you’re entry is complete! Find FULL terms and conditions here.

 

The deadline: Comments with linked layout entries for each monthly sketch challenge will close on the last day of that month at 11.59 (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)

 

The prize: 1st PLACE: One of Kaisercraft’s new collections (valued at approximately $80). 2nd PLACE: A Kaisercraft scrap pack (including new products) valued at approximately $50. Winners will be announced at the beginning of July.

Here is the layout that this weeks sketch is based on, the beautiful “live, laugh, love” by Alison Bevis 

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…And here is the sketch, good luck :)Screen shot 2014-05-08 at 12.08.06 PM

Here is what our wonderful Design Team have already come up with x

“One Moment” Layout by Cathy McGrath

One Moment - Dream Big - Cathy McGrath

One Moment 2- Dream Big - Cathy McGrath

One Moment 3- Dream Big - Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Dream Big Collection – Be happy PS354, Today PS353, Collectables CT797, Kaisercard Weave Blush CD130, Kaisercard Weave Coffee Bean CD108, Paper Blooms Coral nF662, Mini Paper Blooms Coral F667, Flowers Snow F601

Other: Dies, Hemp, Doily, Lace.

Cathy says,”I replaced the circular motifs with heart embellishments. As I wanted to work with the beautiful floral elements of the background paper, I just embellished with flowers and some butterflies from the collectables. This helped me make the design my own.”

‘Dream Big’ layout by Hetty  Hall

Dream Big - Sketch

Kaisercraft Materials Used: Dream Big collection – Imagination (P1545), Wishing (P1543), Reflect (P1542), Today (PS353), Collectables (CT797).

Other: flower

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Dream Big with Cathy and Hetty

June 27, 2014

“Horizontal Drawer Unit” by Cathy McGrath

Horizontal Drawer Unit - Dream Big - Cathy McGrath

Horizontal Drawer Unit 2- Dream Big - Cathy McGrathhorizontal Drawer Unit 3- Dream Big - Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Dream Big Collection – Happiness P1541, Dreaming P1537, Collectables CT797, Paper Blooms Sunset F634, Mini paper Blooms Sunset F651, Kaisercard Weave Fern CD118, Kaisercolour Orange KC007

 Other: Doily, Flourish Die.

“Teacher Appreciation Gifts” by Cathy McGrath

Teacher Appreciation Gift - Dream Big - Cathy McGrath

teacher Appreciation Gift 2- Dream Big - Cathy McGrath

teacher Appreciation Gift 3- Dream Big - Cathy McGrath

teacher Appreciation Gift 4- Dream Big - Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Dream Big Collection Happiness P1541, Illusions P1545, Collectables CT797, Kaisercolour Orange KC007.

Other: Wooden Clip Board, Post It Notes, Pencil, Mod Podge.

 Cathy says,”If you plan to make the clipboard a practical gift, ensure you seal the top layer including the collectables with a layer of mod podge. This ensures that everything is in place and protected. As I am a primary school teacher I use so many post it notes…..so the decorated post it notes holder would be such a practical end of year gift for me…actually both gifts would be warmly appreciated!”

‘Love this’ layout by Hetty Hall

Dream Big - Layout

Kaisercraft Materials Used: Reflect (P1542), Imagination (P1545), Sticker Sheet (SS245), Collectables (CT797).

Other: flowers

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