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December Blog Challenge!

December 7, 2017

Given that it’s December, we’ve got a very festive blog challenge lined up for you all this month! Christmas cards are always a must do December project and we want to see your beautiful creations! Our challenge this month is to create a Christmas card using any current or previous Kaisercraft Christmas collection!

Your creation must feature at least 80% Kaisercraft products from any current or previous release Kaisercraft paper collection.

We’re looking forward to seeing your 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 directly through in a message or email sales@kaisercraft.com.au

Entries close Sunday 31st December at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time, UTC +11)

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

Winners will be announced Friday 12th January 2018.

Take a look at our wonderful Design Team’s Christmas cards for inspiration!

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“Pop Up Card’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Letters To Santa Collection – P2392 Poinsettia Garland|PP1028 Paper Pad |CT890 Collectables| Cardstock – CD135 Scarlet and CB155 Kraft | Pearls –  SB795 Red and SB796 Green| | Rhinestones –  RS447 Champagne |T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Electronic Cut File

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Christmas Foliage Card by Kylie Kingham.

Kaisercraft Products: Mint Wishes- PP1029 Paper Pad | DD455 Holly Sprig | DD705 Swirl Flourish | DD707 Layered Flowers | GC103 Platinum | CD512 Kraft | SB794 Snow.

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Christmas Card by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Kaisercraft Products: P2391 Carolers | P2388 Christmas Poinsettia | P2392 Poinsettia Garland | P2393 Holly & Berries | CT890 Collectables | FL609 Dear Santa | KM111 KaiserMist – White | SB795 Pearls –  Red | SB795 Rhinestones – Red | CD512 Kraft

Other: Sequins

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“Peace, Love Joy” Christmas Card  ~ By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables | FL610 Flourish Pack | DD535 Decorative Die – Wreath | SB700 Rhinestones – Silver | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon | LDB1059 Natural Twine |

Other: Silver Foil Card | White Misting Spray | Cheese Cloth |

“All is bright” Christmas Card  ~ By Kavitha

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables | DD453 Decorative Die  – Music notes | GC103 Platinum | T302 Mounting Foam

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Traditional Christmas Card by Mariusz Gierszewski

Kaisercraft Products: PP233 Letters To Santa| SS347 Stickers Sheet Letters To Santa|

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“Season’s Greetings” Christmas Card  ~ By Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Letters To Santa Collection – PP1028 Paper Pad | SS347 Stickers Sheet | CT890 Collectables | CD512 Card Pack Kraft | T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Hemp

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Card Making Videos

“Enjoy the Little Things” by Cathy McGrath

December 1, 2017

Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here on the Kaisercraft blog today. I am thrilled to be sharing with you a card that I have created using the brand new Wandering Ivy Collection. It is a gorgeous collection with so many floral images, deep blues and purple tones that are perfect for creating projects for so many occassions. The card that I am sharing with you today is an all occassion card with an uplifting sentiment, a perfect go to card to have in your stash.

I have used the stamp set to create my own sentiment and focal point of my card. This technique is shared in the video below.

Modifying the paper blooms and adding a flat back pearl adds a vintage feel to the card.

Using mounting foam adds dimensions and adds interest to your cards. It helps to showcase the layers of beautiful patterned papers that you have used in your card design.

Below is the video tutorial which explains the process in creating this card.

 

 

 

Kaisercraft Products: PP1033 Wandering Ivy Paper Pad |SS352 Sticker Sheet|CS316 Clear Stamps| CD101 Coconut | Decorative Dies DD198 Provincial Flourish, DD369 Oval Vintage Frame and DD508 Nesting Ovals| | F630 Paper Blooms Iceberg | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg|SB794 Pearls Snow| Ink Pad – IP724 Bark|T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Seam Binding | Memento Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk Ink | Flat Back Pearl | Flowers | Curved Border Die | Masking paper | Leaf Die

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.

Hugs from Cathy

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Card Making

With Sympathy

November 9, 2017

Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here today, sharing my latest card idea on the Kaisercraft blog. I have selected papers and products from the Romantique Collection for my card and also set myself a challenge. With each release, Kaisercraft produce embossing folders and I decided that I would incorporate embossing into my card design in some way. I also plan to share my design process, with you so that it may assist you in your own cardmaking.

As I have already created a pink card with this collection, I decided that I would make a blue one this time. I start by selecting any papers from the paper pad that I would like to work with and place them in front of me and pair up possible combinations together.

This is the embossing folder folder that coordinates with the Romantique Collection. I decided that I would fussy cut it out and use the frame like a mat.

Once I have my major elements created, I play BEFORE I glue. I was having difficulty with the white elements on the card….should I change the frame to a patterned paper frame?…..the sentiment isn’t working…..I changed the frames position many times but decided that it should remain horizontal. The striped die cut frame, was actually die cut from my base mat! If you are running short on paper and you know that it is going to be covered up, try this tip to save on paper.

To add dimension to my cards, I use a combination of craft glue and mounting foam to adhere my papers and elements to my cards. This helps to showcase the pretty patterned papers and also the beautiful elements that have been selected.

Inking your papers and embellishments with an ink also makes them pop! This can be applied with a sponge dauber or an ink blending tool.

 

Kaisercraft Products: PP1032 Romantique Paper Pad |CT894 Collectables|CD101 Coconut | Decorative Dies DD805 Perfume Bottles and DD466 Sentiments Sympathy| EF277 Embossing Folder Baroque Frame| F628 Paper Blooms Honey | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg|SB782 Pearls Denim| T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

I hope that my design tips were helpful to you and can assist you in your own cardmaking.

Hugs from Cathy

 

 

 

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Stamps

New Collections ~ Adding Clear Stamps to your Projects

November 1, 2017

Are you a Stamper? Do you enjoy using Stamping as a technique in your paper craft projects?  Today we have just the blog post for you! Every month with the release of two new collections Kaisercraft design a stamp set to match each collection.  These clear stamp sets have a variety of stamps in each set.  This month we have two new collections to play with, Romantique and Summer Splash.

Both these collections have their very own stamp set.  Today the Design Team were asked to make a project featuring one of the Stamp Sets for this month.  See if you can spot how they have incorporated stamping into their creations…

Kaisercraft Clear Stamps

CS315 ~ Romantique Clear Stamps

Kaisercraft Clear Stamps

CS314 ~ Summer Splash Clear Stamps

“I Love You ” Layout by Rikki Graziani using Romantique Clear Stamps

Kaisercraft Products: Romantique Collection: P2432 Grand| P2429 Lacy | PS507 Butterflies – Acetate | CS315 Clear Stamps | PP1032 Paper Pad | CT894 Collectables |Other: Kaisermist – White | Stanzon Ink

“Kindness” Card ~ by Cathy McGrath using Romantique Clear Stamps

 

Kaisercraft Products: PP1032 Romantique Paper Pad | CS315 Romantique Clear Stamps|Kaisercard CD142 Ballet, CD101 Coconut and CD118 Fern| Decorative Dies DD179 Lacetopper, DD369 Oval Vintage Frame and  DD508 Nesting Oval|F641 Paper Blooms| F658 Mini Paper Blooms|

Other: Lace | Flat Back Pearl | Hemp| Distress Ink | Leaf Die|

“Wish You Were Here”  Card ~ by Cathy McGrath using Summer Splash Clear Stamps

Kaisercraft Products: PP1031 Summer Splash Paper Pad |CS314 Summer Splash Clear Stamps |Kaisercard  CD101 Coconut and CD153 Denim |DD793 Circle Vines | SB774 Ice Blue |

Other: White Embossing Powder| Versamark| Scalloped Scissors| Flowers| White Pigment Ink|

‘Romantique’ ~ By Kylie Kingham using Romantique Clear Stamps

Kaisercraft Products: P2427 Eiffel | P2430 RSVP | SS351 Sticker Sheet | CS315 Clear Stamps | PP1032 Paper Pad | CT894 Collectables | IP724 Bark Ink Pad | PL501 White.

‘Every Day A New Story Begins’ ~ By Renee Aslette using Romantique Clear Stamps

Kaisercraft Products: Romantique Collection – P2432 Grand | SS351 Sticker Sheet | CS315 Clear Stamps | CT894 Collectables | GC101 Glitter Cardstock – Midnight | SB713 Pearls – Pearl | PL502 Pearl Strip – Black

Other: VersaMark Ink Pad | Opals – Currawong | Irresistibles – Tuxedo Black

“Summer Time” Layout ~ By Alicia McNamara using Summer Splash Clear Stamps

Kaisercraft Summer Splash Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Summer Splash Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Summer Splash Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2420 Beach Towel | P2418 Swell | CD101 Card Stock – Coconut | CS314 Clear Stamps | FL612 Flourish Pack | IT025 Mini Template – Raindrop | SB700 Rhinestones – Silver | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon | DD798 Decorative Die – Cut Out Textures | Other: Sparklets | Cheese Cloth | Gesso | Texture Paste | White and Blue Misting Sprays |

 

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Stamping is a great technique for adding detail to a creative project.  We cant wait to see how you use the stamp sets from this month’s collections.  Be sure to share your work on Instagram by tagging #Kaisergallery or join in the conversation at Kaisercraft Corner.

 

Happy Crafting : )

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Decorative Dies Mint Wishes

New Christmas Decorative Dies

October 25, 2017

Have you seen the new Kaisercraft Christmas Decorative Dies released this year?  There are so many gorgeous ones to choose from!  Today the Design Team have created projects using Mint Wishes and chosen to feature one or more of the new Christmas Dies.  Lets take a look at their inspiration…

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“Love ” Layout by Rikki Graziani

Featuring “Festive Circle” and “Holly Pieces” Christmas Decorative Dies

DD802 Festive Circle Die

DD454 Holly Pieces

 

Kaisecraft Products: Mint Wishes Collection: P2397 Frosted | P2404 Shiver | P2405 Forest | SS348 Sticker Sheet | P1029 Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables| DD802 Festive Circle Decorative Die DD454 Holly Pieces 

Merry and Bright Shaker Card” by Cathy McGrath

Featuring “Christmas Garland” Die and Stamp Set, “Snowflake Border” and “Nesting Trees” Christmas Decorative Dies

DD964 Christmas Garland

DD592 Snowflake Border

DD594 Nesting Trees

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Mint Wishes Paper Pad |CD101 Coconut |GC104 Crystal | Decorative Dies DD964 Christmas Garland, DD391 Mini Christmas Ornaments, DD592 Snowflake Border and DD594 Nesting Trees| Rhinestones RS406 Blue Grey and SB700 Silver| T303 Foam Tape

Other: Copic Markers|Frame Die |Distress Oxide Inks |Embossing Powder |Acetate|Wink of Stella| Sequins

“Peace, Love & Joy ” Card by Mariusz Gierszewski

Featuring “Traditional Christmas” Die and Stamp Set

DD962 Traditional Christmas

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Mint Wishes Paper Pad| CT891 Collectables| DD962 Decorative Dies Traditional Christmas| T302 Foam Dots| T315 Double Sided Tape 12mm| T321 Acid- Free Craft Glue| 

 

Merry and Bright Card” by Kavitha

Featuring “Festive Circle” Christmas Decorative Die

DD802 – Festive Circle

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Mint Wishes Paper Pad| CT891 Collectables | DD802 Decorative Die – Festive circle |T302 Foam Dots |T321 Acid- Free Craft Glue

 

“Season’s Greetings ” Card by Donna Espiritu

Featuring “Mini Fir Sprigs” Christmas Decorative Die

DD457 Mini Fir Sprigs

 Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Mint Wishes Paper Pad | DD457 Decorative Dies – Mini Fir Sprigs |  Glitter Cardstock – GC105 Champagne, GC104 Crystal | T302 Foam Dots |T321 Acid- Free Craft Glue


Other: Doily

Gift Tags ~ By Alicia McNamara

Featuring “Christmas Lamp Post” and “Holly Pieces” Christmas Decorative Dies

Kaisercraft Christmas Gift Tags by Alicia McNamara

DD452 Christmas Lamp Post

DD454 Holly Pieces

Kaisercraft Christmas Gift Tags by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Christmas Gift Tags by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Christmas Gift Tags by Alicia McNamara Featuring Christmas Decorative Dies

Kaisercraft Products: PS502  Gingerbread Cookie Die Cut | PP1029 Paper Pad | FL610 Flourish Pack – Jolly Christmas | FL582 Flourish Pack – Festive | DD452 Christmas Lamp Post | DD454 Holly Pieces | LDB1120 Foil Doilies – Silver | LDB1059 Natural Twine | GC103 Glitter Card Stock – Platinum | GC104 Glitter Card Stock – Crystal | GC101 Glitter Card Stock – Midnight | F631 Paper Blooms – Sea Breeze | CT891 Collectables | SB700 Rhinestones – Silver | RS402 Rhinestones – Island Lagoon | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | BRB601 Satin Ribbon | Other : Cheese Cloth | White Misting Spray |

 

Quick Christmas Tags by Mabel Sim

Featuring “Christmas Sentiments” Die and Stamp Set, “Mini Snowflakes” and “Nesting Ornate Labels” Christmas Decorative Dies

DD963 Christmas Sentiments

DD446 Mini Snowflakes

DD595 Nesting Ornate Labels

Kaisercraft Products: Mint Wishes Collection – P2405 Forest | DD963 Decorative Dies Christmas Sentiments | DD446 Decorative Dies Mini Snowflakes | DD595 Decorative Dies Nesting Ornate Labels | Glitter Cardstock – GC103 Platinum, GC104 Crystal, GC110 Lagoon |T321 Acid- Free Craft Glue | Other: Die cutting machine, Stazon Inkpad, Acetate, Brads and Twine

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Kaisercraft Decorative Dies add texture and interest to your Christmas creations.  They are such a versatile addition to your Crafty Stash that can be used over and over on multiple projects.  Today the Design Team have featured some of the newly released dies for this year.  We would love to know your favourites?  Please leave a comment below or join the discussions in Kaisercraft Corner, our private Facebook Group filled with Kaisercraft inspiration.

Happy Crafting : )

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