Tuesday Tip – Clear stamps

Hi there everyone,  Adriana here today,  with today’s Tuesday tip at Kaisercraft. Every paper collection that Kaisercraft produce have a set of clear stamps to compliment the papers. They are so simple and easy to use.

Today I will show you how you can use them to simply create a unique paper design for a card. But you are not limited to cards, you can create background designs for your layout or use them on your Project Life cards. The set of stamps I have chosen is the “Honey Chai” set which has been released this month. I have used all the 4 stamps of this clear stamp set to create my card.

CS169 Honey Chai Clear Stamp

French_clear stamp CS169

I do love the cute birds and the details in the leaves and flowers.

 Here is my finished card

1. Mount your stamp on clear block and stamp around the edges of your card stock, with the wreath style stamp. Making sure that you only stamp the edges.

2. Stamp the 3 birds on a twig stamp on card stock.

3. Stamp 3 butterflies on cardstock.

4. Colour inside all images with assorted colours of Kaiser Fusion.

5. Stamp the large rose on edges of other cardstock. Also, cut out the 3 butterflies with scissors.

 6. Place foam tape underneath a Honey Chai Collectable word phrase, adhere on to bottom of card. Adhere card on large folded card. Place foam dots under butterflies and attach to card front.

Your finished card will always be a unique one of kind card, using the stamping clear set from Kaisercraft.

Hope you find time to create something with Clear Stamps this week, Cheers Adriana :)

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Tuesday Tip – Clear stamps on Wooden Embellishments

Hi Everyone!  It’s time for a Tuesday Tip, today we have Adriana Bolzon sharing a few tip ideas using Kaisercraft Clear stamps with Kaisercraft Wooden embellishments”

Adriana says: “Kaisercraft have a great range of Clear stamps, they are so versatile and easy to use on any project.  Stamping them on cards and layouts is the most popular way to use them but you can also use them on the Kaisercraft Wooden embellishments to change the look, color and appearance of them.

On my “Summer Breeze” layout that I have created this month, I changed the look of the wooden butterflies. Firstly I painted the butterflies with white paint and let them dry. I then stamped the Kaisercraft Laugh Clear Stamp CS893 with a Burgundy Ink pad and gently inked the edges of the wooden butterflies. The words “live, laugh & love” are stamped all over the butterflies.

CS893 “Laugh, Love, Life” clear stamp & Butterflies FL377

 Here are some other examples using the music clear stamp from Porcelain Rose clear stamp on a Wooden Cloud FL393 and Wooden Key FL306

 CS102 “Porcelain Rose” clear stamp set & CS864 “75 Cents” clear stamp

  I stamped the bottle image on to the little Bottle Wooden Embellishments FL503, this adds more details to the little bottles.

 Hope this gives you some ideas of different ways to decorate Wooden embellishments and using Kaisercraft clear stamps.

Happy crafting everyone <3

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Creative Card Using NEW Clear Stamps

Hi everyone, welcome to our Thursday post which is our Creative Card. Today we are being lead by Ann-Katrin Toresen from our Contributing Design Team who will show us some great card ideas using the new Timeless Clear Stamps…enjoy!

Ann-Katrin says:
“Hello Kaisercraft friends! Today is my turn to show you some creative cards with Kaisercraft products. Have you seen the new core clear stamps? They are a perfect add on for cards made to the dimensions of 15 x 8 cm. There’s 10 new designs and really go with any Kaisercraft range!

Card 1 – “We Love You Daddy” By Ann-Katrin Toresen

Materials Used:
Clear stamps Botanical CS795, Tiny alpha stickers White MA509, Madame Boutique Collectables CT701, Madame Boutique paper Pinafore P753, Mini Paper Blooms Sage F649 and Blossom Resin Flower Orchid EM968.

Card 2 – “Don’t Count…” By Ann-Katrin Toresen

Materials Used:
Clear stamps Postmarks CS802, Madame Boutique Collectables CT701, Madame Boutique paper Pinafore P753, Resin Flower Orchid EM968 and Rub ons Moments RB904.

Card 3 – “A Moment…” By Ann-Katrin Toresen

Materials Used:
Clear stamps Parade CS797, Madame Boutique Collectables CT701, Madame Boutique paper Pettitcoat P749, Madame Boutique Paper Pad PP856, Mini Paper Blooms Terracotta F652 and Resin Flower Orchid EM968.
 Other: ink and embossingpowder.

“Go on and start stamping!”

 

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Layer upon layer…

Hi Everyone!  This week Kirsty, Camilla and I are excited to share with you our techniques when it comes to layering printed chipboard, embellishments and patterned papers together.

The gorgeous new English Rose collection has stunning printed chipboard pieces included in its range and the flowers and leaves are perfect for layering over patterned papers and photos on your layouts.

On my layout “Tiny Dancer” I have added the flocked specialty paper – Vera, and used a border punch along one edge.  The texture on this paper creates the base for my layering effect.

“Tiny Dancer” by Leanne Allinson: English Rose collection – Frieda (p600); specialty paper – Vera (ps130); 6″ paper pad (pp835); clear stamps – English Rose (cs768), tags (cs760); ink – rose (ip712), black (ip707); printed chipboard – English Rose (cb119); mini alpha stickers – cream (ma 505).  Other: machine stitching; small shipping tag; embroidery thread.

The artisian shape paper beneath the photos has been machine stitched to the layout and the strips of patterned paper have been selected from the 6″ paper pad, one of which has been  individually stamped with the English Rose border clear stamp (cs768).

Inking, stitching and stamping are all good techniques to use when layering.  I like to ink the edges of most of my individual pieces of paper and trim.  It gives the piece definition and ensures when it is placed onto your layout, it won’t blend directly into the background.

Similarly, die-cuts and trims are also great to use, especially with pop dots.  They are lifted up off the page and can be used to highlight a title, for example.  Don’t be afraid to cut the die-cuts, trims and chipboard up either.  That’s what this layering technique is all about.  Taking something pretty and making it extraordinary!

Camilla says “I usually layer a lot on my layouts, not only papers but also embellies like flowers, stamping, lace and tickets. The Seaside collection has such fun colours. I decided to go with the beige, blue and yellow.”

Again, stamping has been used on this layout as an individual layer.  The black circle stamp draws the eye back through the layout to the beige background.  The lace strips, placed at different levels, do the same thing, creating depth to the page.

“Båtstugor” – Camilla Ekman: Seaside papers; Rock Pools (P592), Escape (P593); Seaside Clear Stamps (CS767); Seaside Die Cut Elements (DC330); Embellishment Pack Seaside (EM941); Embellishment Pack Seaside (EM942); Lace Pack – Cream (EM927); Flowers – Sunshine (F604); Pearl Brads – Chocolate (EM935)

Other: chipboard alpha

Kirsty says  “The English Rose collection just begs to be layered, the gorgeous soft old world patterns and colours reminded me of old fashioned dresses worn to tea parties with layers of petticoats and ruffles. I love how the ‘Vera’ specialty paper (PS130) was subtly flocked, allowing me to swipe a co-ordinating ink pad over the top to enhance the gorgeous velvety swirls.”

“Love” by Kirsty Piper: English Rose Collection- Patterned paper; Specialty Paper Vera(PS130), Florence(P596), Estelle(P598), Pearl(P601), English Rose Die Cut Elements(DC331), KaiserCraft Other- Wood Flourishes Love and Cherish(FL319), Wood Flourish Curls(SB725), Mounting Foam Pads(T302), Tiny Alpha Stickers latte(MA511)

The KaiserCraft foam dots are absolutely perfect for adding just the right amount of dimension to your projects and are wonderful to use for layering the beautiful roses hand cut from the patterned papers of the English Rose collection.

So, the next time you pick up a piece of printed chipboard or another fabulous co-ordinated embellishment, try layering them to add depth and definition to your page!

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Tuesday Tip – Creating 3D embellishments with stamps

Having a range of stamps in your collection gives you endless possibilities when it comes to creating embellishments for your layouts or cards. But even having just one stamp will give you the same freedom! By simply stamping the same image several times and then layering them on top of each other, with foam tape in between, lifts them from your page. This is how you can create your own 3D embellishments with stamps.
What you will need: 1 picture clear stamp, ink, organza ribbon and patterned paper. I am using Kaisercraft’s Mini Clear Stamp: Cupcake (cs902) and the Jungle Bug collection.

Step 1. Stamp the candle image twice and the cupcake four times, onto three different patterned papers – orange (2), brown (1) and blue (1).

Step 2. Cut out carefully around the edges of the stamped image.

Step 3. Cut the top off of the brown cupcake and discard the bottom. Do the same for the blue cupcake but following the stamped lines of the cupcake bottom, pleat in a concertina fold.

Step 4. Using the foam tape (t303), organza ribbon and the two orange cupcakes, assemble the layers together: Cupcake, foam tape, ribbon, cupcake.

Step 5. Tie the ribbon into a bow, leaving room for the blue concertina cupcake to slide underneath. Layer the blue cupcake topper onto the brown layer, leaving the bottom edge of the brown “frosting” to show. Attach it to the orange cupcake, covering the topper completely. Insert the blue cupcake bottom beneath the ribbon and assemble the candle using the same method as above. Attach the candle to your cupcake.

Step 6. Add your completed embellishment to your layout

“First Birthday” by Leanne Allinson: Jungle Bug collection: Tropic Tangle (rev, p515), Dirt Trail (rev, p519); 6” paper pad (pp822), 6” paper pad die cuts (pp822); clear stamp – cupcake (cs902); ink – black (ip707), corn (ip711), antique blue ip716); tiny alpha sticker – latte (ma511); mini alpha stickers – latte (ma506); organza ribbon – blue (ri617); foam tape (t303). Other – machine stitching; embroidery floss; brown ink; staples; pop dots.

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A card for all Seasons

The range of stamps that Kaisercraft produce is really quite amazing.  I love that they have a set of stamps that co-ordinate with every collection released too.

These days it is very rare for me to purchase cards and christmas cards are no exception.  For these cards I concentrated on a couple of the fabulous Kaisercraft stamps sets – Tis the Season and Christmas Sentiments.

After stamping the holly branches, I have carefully cut out the stamped image and adhered to my card.  For a bit of sparkle, I have used rhinestones for the berries.

I have stamped this cute image from the Christmas Sentiments stamp set straight onto a journal spot.

This stamp would have to be my personal favourite.  The detail in the image is stunning.

Next time you are making a card, make sure you check out the fabulous Kaisercraft stamp sets.  You are sure to find one to suit any occasion.

“Tis the Season card set” by Kerryn Lawson

Products Used : Tis the Season 6×6 Paper Pad (PP830), Tis the Season Clear Stamps (CS751), Tis the Season colour rubons (RB878), Tis the Season Epoxy Stickers (EM922), Tis the Season Chipboard (CB115), Clear Stamps – Sentiments (CS761), Paper tags & shapes (EM925), Grosgrain Ribbon – Lovely (RI605), Pearls – Red (SB795), Lace Pack – White (EM926), Rhinestones – Red (SB711), Ink – Lipstick (IP714) & Forest (IP718), Kaisercard – White (EF001) & Christmas Red (EF038).

Other products Used : String, Distress Ink, Stazon

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Coordinating Clear Stamps & Tags

Coordinating Clear Stamps & Tags

Have you seen these?

Aren’t they just darling?

These clear stamps are so versatile! Use them as journalling tags, gift tags, decorations anything!

Pair them with Kaisercraft’s coordinating tags (available in manilla, kraft and white) and they’re the perfect scrapbooking and craft companion!

Tags Clear Stamps (CS760)

Tag Pack – Raw kraft (EM925)

Tag Pack – White (EM923)


EM924 Tag Pack – Manilla

And don’t forget the coordinating stamps!

CS761 Christmas Sentiments Stamps

CS762 Friendship Sentiments Stamps

CS763 Life Sentiments Stamps

Now let’s see what can be made with these gorgeous stamps!

Friend Card – Kirsty Piper

I have a confession to make. I am scared of stamping. I always make a mistake!

The new KaiserCraft Clear Tags Stamps, Sentiment Stamps and coordinating pre cut Tag Shapes make stamping easy even for someone like me! I could not believe how well the stamps actually fitted the pre cut tags and labels, and how easy it was to make my stamping look good!

Materials: Core Product- Paper Tags and Shapes manilla E924, Clear Stamp Tags CS760, Clear Stamps friendship Sentiments CS726. Hippy Girl 6″ Paper Pad PP828, Kaisercards Taupe EF003.

Mini Envelopes – Leanne Allinson.

Mini envelopes are easy to make and even easier to embellish with the help of Kaisercraft’s new Paper Tags and Shapes. The coordinating clear stamps which have specialised sentiments and borders, are a dream to use and make this project even more fun. They are perfect for holding journaling on layouts or simply for that a special message or card.

To make the mini envelopes start with a 6” piece of patterned paper (Kaisercraft’s 6″ Paper Pads are perfect).

On one side, cut a 2cm x 4cm rectangle from the corners. On the opposite side, cut a 3cm x 4cm rectangle from each corner. Round each protruding corner with a corner punch. Fold each side in and overlap the long sides. Use double sided tape to adhere together. Fold the shorter sides in and adhere one edge to close the envelope.

Stamp your chosen paper tag or shape with its coordinating border, with ink that matches your envelope colours. Add a sentiment to the centre.

Decorate the front of the envelope with the paper tags and shapes. Add ribbon, embroidery thread, rhinestones or any other embellishments.

Materials used: 6” patterned papers – Be Merry (pp829), Jungle Bug (pp822), La Di Da (pp809); clear stamps – tags (cs760), Christmas sentiments(cs762), friendship sentiments (cs762); paper tags ad shape – white (em923), manilla (em924); ink – black (ip707), corn (ip711), lipstick (ip714), forest (ip718); rhinestones – lilac (sb705); organza ribbon – red (ri616). Other – heart punch; machine stitching; embroidery thread; corner rounder punch.

“0-9  Tag Album” – Nerrida Mitchell.

0-9 Tag album by Nerrida Mitchell. Materials list: Paper tags & shapes – white (EM923) & Raw – (EM925), Tags clear stamps, Hippy girl paper pad (PP828), Hippy girls papers – Harmony (P554) & Earth (P550), Hippy girl Journal tags (JT604), Rub-ons – You  & Me (RB803), Organza ribbon pack (RI614), Paper flowers – Snow (F601), Baby pink (F607), Taupe (F603), Blue ice (F615), Pearls – pearl (SB713), Album rings – stone (M017).

Gift idea – Christy Saeger

Product List: Patterned Paper:  Hippy Girl P555, Cardstock:  Other,Tags:  Kaisercraft Manilla Tags EM924, Raw Tags EM925,Pearls:  Kaisercraft Chocolate SB792, Stamps:  Kaisercraft Friendship Sentiments CS762, Clear Stamp Tags CS760, Grid CS75, Ribbon:  Organza Green RI618, Shabby Green Door, Ink:  Kaisercraft Lipstick IP714, Brown IP708, Punches:  Martha Stewart, EK Success.

Layout – Monika Martinson

I used the tags I have stamped on to create the background for this layout instead of using patterned paper. It is really a very simple and quick layout but when you use so many of the same elements it gets really eye caching.


Clear stamps: CS760, CS762, S763, Paper tags and shapes Manilla and Raw,  Lush paper Cherry blossom P532, Lace Natural Shades EM928. Other: CS

Cards – Lesley Cooper

I have used the scallop tag and stamp to create the message for this card. I stamped the sentiment onto a contrasting colour paper and used foam tape to mount it on the scallop. I added some kindy glitz. I coloured the white lace with the ink so it coordinated with the colour scheme. I also used a tag and the tag stamp to create the little house! Thinking outside the square (or tags in the case) gives you endless possibilities for creating.

“Card Best Friends” – Lesley Cooper: Tags and Stamps, Paper Tags and Shapes (EM923); Clear Stamps Tags (CS760); Clear Stamps Friendship Sentiments (CS762); Hippy Girl Paper Pad (PP828); Lace Pack (EM926); Kaiser Ink (IP713, IP717); Clear Stamps Flora and Fauna (CS707); Foam Tape (T503); Other – kindy glitz, cloud stamps.

I took this photo the other day and I decided to turn it into a card using the Life Sentiments Clear Stamps and Tags. I took a white tag and clear embossed one of the sentiment stamps on it. I then used distress ink to colour the tag. The clear embossed sentiment resisted the ink and remained the white of the original tag. I also stamped one of the sentiments into the middle of the flower and added some Pearl Strips around the photo and a rub on.

“Card Live, Love, Laugh” – Lesley Cooper: Tags and Stamps, Paper Tags and Shapes (EM923); Clear Stamps Tags (CS760); Clear Stamps Life Sentiments (CS763); Pearl Strip (PL502); Paper Flower (F601); Rub On Romance (RB808); Other – clear embossing powder, versamark, distress ink.

Layout – Lesley Cooper

I have used the tags / stamps in 4 ways. First I have taken some calico and glued to some of the tags. I then cut around the tag shape and frayed the edges a little. I then stamped with the Christmas Sentiment Stamps with Staz On and then I used dye around the edges of the tags. For the Xmas Tree border on the scallops, I stamped the small Christmas tree with versamark along the border and then brushed with gold perfect pearls. This gives a subtle but shimmery effect. I have used the tags as photo matts for my photos. I also stamped one of the sentiments onto acetate and cut out to layer on one of the tags. I like stamping onto acetate because it allows you to layer without covering everything up.

“Layout Xmas Parade” – Lesley Cooper: Tags and Stamps, Paper Tags and Shapes (EM924, EM925); Clear Stamps Tags (CS760); Clear Stamps Christmas Sentiments (CS761); ‘Tis the Season Patterned Paper Choir (P563), Gift (P562); Printed Chipboard (CB115); Pearl Brad (EM931); Alpha Chipboard (CB109); Other – kraft cardstock, kindy glitz, calico, acetate, staples, dye, staz on, versamark, distress ink, perfect pearls.

Gift tag – Camilla Ekman

The tags are the cutest and so versatile. I made a simple tag to attach to a flower I’m giving to a friend. The clear stamps with sentiments for the tags are so lovely. I especially love the friend’s sentiments, which I have used here.

Home décor – Camilla Ekman: Paper Tags & Shapes – Manilla (EM924); Clear Stamp – Tags (CS760); Clear Stamp – Friendship Sentiments (CS762); Lace – White (EM926); Grosgain Ribbon – Little Girls (RI602); Flowers – Dusty Pink (SB807); Pearls – Pewter (SB791)

Hanging Tree – Vicki Morris


Materials: Cardstock & Papers: Kaisercraft – Tis the Season – St Nick, Kaisercraft – Tis the Season – Gift.
Embellishments: Kaisercraft – Pearl Brads (Chocolate), Kaisercraft – Grosgrain Ribbon (Natural), Kaisercraft – Paper Tags and Shapes (Raw), Kaisercraft – Paper Tags and Shapes (Manilla), Kaisercraft – Printed Chipboard – Tis the Season Collection, Kaisercraft – Clear Stamp – Christmas Sentiments, Kaisercraft – Pearl Strips (Latte), Kaisercraft – Paper Flowers (Chocolate) , Brown Ink.

Layout -  Kerryn Lawson

What can I say, I love the new tags and matching tag stamps.  I love using tags just as an element of my layout, not for journalling.  I have used 2 of the large tags as a base to an embellishment cluster.  I have also used 2 of the smaller tags, but I used stamps and rubons with these.

Products Used: Paper Tags & Shapes – White (EM923), Clear Stamps – Life Sentiments (CS763) & Tags (CS760), Rhinestone Strips – Black (RS542), Pearl Strips – White (PL501), La Di Da – Shimmy (P474) & Skip (P472), Hippy Girl – Earth (P550) & Spirit (P553), Hippy Girl Die Cut Elements (DC324), Lush Paperclip Embellishment (EM919), Lush Ginko Specialty Paper (PS106), Alpha Stickers – White (A221), Lace – White (EM926), Black Rubons – You & Me (RB803) & Experience (RB801), Rhinestones – Lippy Red (RS405). Other products used:Martha Stewart & EK Success punch, button, string, Prima flower.

Layout – Trudi harrison

The new Kaisercraft ‘Tags’ Clear Stamps coordinate perfectly with the new Paper Tags & Shapes. To create a decorative edge on the round scallop ‘Manilla’ Paper Tag Shape, I have stamped the coordinating round scallop clear stamp image directly onto it.  I also did the same with one of the long rectangle Paper Tag Shapes.  I then stamped words from the clear stamp sets ‘Life Sentiments’ and ‘Friendship Sentiments’.  My title ‘Joy’ has been stamped directly onto my layout – this word stamp comes from the ‘Christmas Sentiments’ set.  Although a word associated with Christmas festivity, I found that it was well suited for these happy photos taken recently of my youngest girl.

Materials Used: Paper Tags & Shapes – Manilla (EM924); Clear Stamps: ‘Tags’(CS760),‘Christmas Sentiments’ (CS761), ‘Life Sentiments’ (CS763) & ‘Friendship Sentiments’ (CS762); Tea at Elsie’s Patterned Paper ‘Chamomile’ (P496), ‘Ceylon’ (P499) & ‘Darjerring’ (P501); Flowers – Baby Blue (F614); Pearls – Ice Green; Black Ink; Glue Dots; Foam Tape
Other: Doily Lace Border Punch, Flowers, Spellbinders Butterfly Die, hole punch

Gift Tags Set- LG Belarmino

I adore these tags and stamps! It allowed me to create my personalized gift tags that I can use during the holiday season. It was very easy and convenient to use.

“Christmas Gift Tag Set” by LG Belarmino- ‘Tis the Season Rub on (RB878), Clear Stamps (CS760 and CS761), Paper Tags & Shapes Raw (EM925) and Ink pads Lipstick (IP714) Black (IP707)

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Kaisercraft’s NEW September product release!

Hi there!

Can you believe that September is literally just around the corner??

That means Spring showers for us Aussies and Fall weather for our American and UK friends…

I say…. after the wet weather we’ve had here in southern Australia… bring on the sunshine!

Now with the weather changing seasons, so are our product collections…

Yes… we’re releasing our two Christmas Collections, Beyond-the-Page projects and heaps of other product this month… to give you enough time to scrapbook  and decorate your home’s in time for Christmas!

NEW COLLECTIONS!!

This month, please welcome our two exicitng Christmas collections, Be Merry and Tis the Season.

“Merry Christmas” layout – Melissa Kennedy

Scallop Tree Album (NEW) – Alison Hannah

Loving our new Die Cut and Specialty papers!

PS113 Glad – Die Cut paper

PS114 Bliss – Glitter paper

Check out the cute Chipboard embellishments!

CB114 Printed Chipboard

These will be awesome to make quick and easy Christmas Cards…

JT065 Mini Journal Tags ( 5 x 9cm)

Then there’s all the usual’s like rubons, die cut elements, paper pad and clear stamps!! See the whole collection here!

Tis the Season/Advent Calendar (SB2066) – Melissa Kennedy

“Joy” layout – Alison Hannah

We love these cute epoxy stickers…

EM922 Embellishment Pack

And this gorgeous flocked specialty paper…

PS116 Reindeer

Plus gorgeous clear stamps…

CS751 Tis the Season Clear Stamps

Plus all the rest… Printed Chipboard Holly leaves, mini journal tags, die cut elements, rubons, paper pad and more! See it all here.

NEW BEYOND THE PAGE!!

Also new this month are seven NEW Christmas Beyond-the-Page projects…


SB2078 Holly Wreath

SB2079 Scallop Hanging Tree


SB2080 Scallop Tree Album

SB2081 Merry Christmas

SB2082 Stocking Garland

SB2083 Wish Album

SB2076 Flourish Tree

(60cm x 48cm x 30cm)

NEW WOODEN FLOURISHES!!

FL312 Small Flourish Tree (12cm high)

FL313 Medium Flourish Tree (28cm high)

Flourish baubles, 3D baubles and Hanging Flourish Trees

See all our Wooden Flourishes on the website!

NEW MINI ALPHAS COLOURS!


NEW TINY ALPHAS!

NEW SENTIMENT CLEAR STAMPS & COORDINATING TAGS!!

Card by Alison Hannah

Now these amazing tag clear stamps were made to coordinate with our tags below (available in white, manilla and kraft designs)

CS760 Tags Clear Stamps

EM925 Tag Pack – Raw (kraft)

EM923 Tag Pack – White

EM924 Tag Pack – Manilla

And how about these coordinating stamp sets that are designed to fit on each tag??

CS761 Christmas Sentiments Stamps

CS762 Friendship Sentiments Stamps


CS763 Life Sentiments Stamps

So…

Which is your favourite? :)

Don’t forget to download your September Workshop magazine! It’s a BUMPER issue filled with Christmas ideas!

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Projects featuring Kaisercraft’s new texture clear stamps!

Do you love clear stamps?

Do you like adding texture to your layouts?

Check out Kaisercraft’s NEW texture stamps!!

Script CS752

Bubble Wrap SC752

Oriental CS754

Grid CS755

Grunge CS756

Sheet Music CS757

Journal CS758

Flourish CS759

And now our Design Team have made some projects featuring these stunning clear stamps!

Here’s Kerryn’s gorgeous project:

Stamped calico flower card

I love the new texture stamps that Kaisercraft have released.  I see them cropping up on alot of my projects in the future (in fact I have used them a fair bit already!).

I have used them 3 ways on this project.  I have stamped onto a strip of calico using the script stamp, which I have then made into a flower.  I have used the flourish stamp to add texture to hand cut leaves.  I inked a wooden frame in black and once dry stamped the grid stamp over the top using sandstone ink.

The texture stamps are a great way to add that special “something” to your next project.

Project by Kerryn Lawson:Texture Stamps – Script (CS752), Grid (CS755) & Flourish (CS759), Lush Paper Collection – 6″ paper pad (PP825), Embellishment Pack (EM919), Ink – Jade (IP717), Black (IP707) & Sandstone (IP710), Pearls – Teal (SB783), Wood Flourishes – Frames (FL305), Rubons – Birthday Cards (RB811).

Other products used – Calico, Bazzill cardstock.

Patchwork layout:

To create the patchwork background, I initially stamped the clear stamps randomly using different colours of ink pads, inspired by the Lush Collection, on a 12×12 sheet of plain patterned paper. Then I cut them into 2″x2″ squares and inked the edges.

Layout by LG Belarmino: Kaisercraft Clear Stamps: Sheet Music (CS757), Grid (CS755), Oriental (CS754), Bubble Wrap (CS753), Script (CS752), and Grunge (CS756); Ink Pad: Lipstick (IP714), Jade (IP717), Black (IP707); Lush 6×6 Paper Pad (PP825); Lush Embellishment Pack (EM919); Rub ons You and Me (RB803); Pearls Latte (SB715)

Stamped border on layout:

To highlight the texture stamps I chose a rather neutral patterned paper from Up, Up & Away. First I painted along the sides of the paper with Kaiser paint in the same paper I have as background ( a terracotta paper from the Lush collection) and also stamped with the flourish stamp. Then I used the grid stamp to make a vertical strip along the paper. And then I marked with a pencil where I wanted my photo. I used the bubblewrap stamp to created a kind of a photo mat. To bring some colour, I chose to stamp in blue with the music sheet stamp horizontally. Using the stamps and some paint I have created my own patterned paper.

 

 

Layout by Camilla Ekman: Lush paper, Up,Up & Away paper, Texture clear stamps (bubble wrap, grid, flourish, music notes), Birds and Bird cages wooden flourishes.

 

Cards 4 ways

 

1. Stamp on flowers


2. Stamp on part of the background paper to give a highlight.


3. Stamp on the entire background leaving a small border then stitch around it.


4. Stamp on covered chipboard (butterfly)

Cards by Nerrida Mitchell: Lush paper collection, paper flowers, snow pearls, Lush mini journal tags, frames wooden flourish, organza, Lush 6″ paper pad.

Monochromatic stamped background – layout

I started with the Grunge stamp and used it on the entire paper with a soft pink ink that is slightly lighter then the Rose ink pad. I stamped a square with the Flourish stamp and the Rose ink pad where I planned to place my photos. After this I used the Pose ink pad on the Script stamp but I didn´t ink the entire stamp, just parts of it. Finally I did the same thing with the Sheet music clear stamp.
After this I used my sewing machine and sewed around the square of Flourish pattern, around the paper and finished it up with straight zigzag seams on the rest of the layout.
I inked the wooden wines with the Rose ink pad slightly al over the surface and used the script stamp on them for the pattern. As I found the vine I wanted to use a bit too long I cut it into three pieces.

Layout by Monika Martinson: Clear stamps; Script CS752, Sheet music CS757, Grid CS755, Grunge CS756, Flourish CS759
Vines FL303, Paper flowers Burgundy F611, Antique pink F609, Rhinestones strips RS453, Rhinestones Soft pink SB701, Ink  pad Rose P712

Monochromatic stamped background – card


Card by Monika Martinson: Clear stamps;  Grid CS755, Grunge CS756, Flourish CS759, Oriental CS754
Paper flowers Antique pink F609, Ink  pad Rose P712, Pearls Snow SB794, Grossgrain ribbon R1604

Creating a frame using texture stamps

Instructions:

1. Cut out a 6” x 6” square template from the middle of a scrap piece of paper. Use the “frame” of the scrap paper and place over the top of your layout base (Lotus – reverse, p533) to create a mask.
2. Load a sponge dabber with paint (deep yellow) and apply to the texture stamp (bubble wrap).
3. Stamp the image directly onto your layout background paper, in the opening created by the mask. Allow to dry.
4. Outline the stamped image in black pen. Next, you need to adhere your photos across the centre of the bubble wrap stamp.
5. Stamp a journal block (journal – cs758) onto co-ordinating patterned paper (6” paper pad). Cut out and ink all edges in black (ip707). Adhere the journal block to the bottom right of photo row. Using the same patterned paper, cut a small strip and tear along its length. Stamp the strip with the journal block stamp. Add it to the top left of your layout. Also add some black rhinestones and faux stitching to the small strip.
6. Use the “script” clear stamp (cs752) and stamp directly onto your page, overlapping photos, stamped background and edge of journal block.
7. Add your title and some pearls on top of the “script” stamped image. Don’t forget to journal!
8. Finally, use one of the printed chipboard buttons (cb110) from the embellishment pack, stamp with the journal clear stamp to give it some depth and texture, and then add it to your layout below your title.

Layout by Leanne Allinson: Lush patterned paper, black alpha stickers, Up,up & Away chipboard button, mini alpha stickers, texture stamps (bubble wrap, script, journal block)

Creative Canvas

Canvas by Vicki Morris:  Blank Canvas, Modelling Paste, Cardstock & Papers. Kaisercraft – Lush Collection – Lotus. Embellishments,  Wood Flourishes (Birds and Leaves, Clear Stamps (Grunge, Script and Grid), Pearl Strips (Black), Rhinestones (Silver), Paper Flowers (Taupe),
Rubons (Life’s Moments), Ink (Black). Other: Silver Ink,  Prima Marketing – Monarch Flower Centres (Diamond), Prima Marketing – Glitter Spray (Black).

Intructions:

1. Using a black canvas – cover with modelling paste and let dry

2. Ink the Kaisercraft – Clear Stamps (Grunge) with black and stamp over the Kaisercraft – Lush Collection – Lotus paper – tear paper and adhere to the canvas to cover the middle section of the canvas leaving borders as shown.

3. Tear a small piece of the Kaisercraft – Lush Collection – Lotus paper and ink with black ink using the  Kaisercraft – Clear Stamps (Script).

4. Select your Rubon and place on the smaller piece of paper.  Adhere this piece of paper to the larger piece – inserting a photo behind if you wish.

5. Using the Kaisercraft – Clear Stamps (Grid) and black ink – stamp the sections of the canvas which are not covered in paper and highlight the edges of the canvas by just using the black ink pad.

6. Using the black ink pad – ink the birds and leaves you require and let dry.

7. Ink the Kaisercraft – Clear Stamps (Grid) with silver ink and stamp on the birds and  leaves.

8. Ink the Kaisercraft – Clear Stamps (Script) in black and stamp the Kaisercraft – Paper Flowers (Taupe).

9. Adhere Prima Glitter spray, leaves, birds and flowers and finish off with strips of Kaisercraft – Pearl Strips (Black) and Prima flower centres.

Creating a watermark effect on your projects using clear stamps


Layout by Trudi Harrison: CS755 Clear Stamp – Grid; CS759 Clear Stamp – Flourish; Kaisercraft Up, Up and Away Collection Patterned Papers P540 ‘Carousel’ (both sides), P542 ‘Sideshow’ (Reverse), P543 ‘Rollercoaster’, ; Up, Up and Away PP826 6″ Paper Pad; Up, Up and Away EM920 Printed Chipboard; Up, Up and Away RB870 Rubons (colour); A225 Alpha Stickers ‘Brown’; SB222 ‘Believe’ rhinestone title;  CB101  lowercase chipboard letters; IP710 Sandstone Ink; Glue Dots; Foam Tape.  Other: Red Ink; Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad; clear embossing powder; heat gun; scallop border punch.

Tips:

To create a water mark effect;  stamp the image with Versamark on its own – as seen in the following photo (insert detail photo 2) I have used the ‘Grid’ clear stamp with Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad and stamped a grid background on the Carousel patterned paper.  The result is very subtle.


The Grid stamp has also been used to alter the chipboard letters.  The letters were inked red and then stamped with the Grid stamp using sandstone ink.  Versamark was then applied to the letters with Clear embossing over the top. A heat gun was then used to set the embossing powder, with another couple of coats applied afterwards to create the glossy finish.

The swirls of the Flourish clear stamp I thought were perfect for creating clouds.  The flourish stamp has been used to alter the reverse side of the Carousel patterned paper.  I stamped the image repeatedly with Sandstone ink and then cut my clouds from a template that I made.

Funky layouts


Layout by Lesley Cooper.

In my layout I have stamped the Bubble Wrap clear stamp (CS753) with Hot Pink ink (IP713) directly onto the cardstock. I have then used a piece of acetate that I punch a circle in, as a mask / template and used the Flourish clear stamp (CS759) and Jade ink (IP717) to stamp circles onto the cardstock. I have used the Oriental clear stamp (CS754) to stamp on the flowers. The little hearts are a flower cut into pieces. I have also used the Grid clear stamp (CS755) to stamp on the Sea Breeze (AS220) and Hot Pink (AS216) Alpha Stickers.

Delicate backgrounds using texture stamps

When stamping with the rectangle “script” stamp onto a Layout, you will get a better look by wiping the outer edges of the stamp with a cloth to remove some of the ink. That way the ink “fades out” on the page to give a more natural appearance.

Layout by Karen Shady: Clear stamp (Script CS752) Lush collection papers, Lush 6×6 paper pad, Lush Die cut elements, Lush printed chipboard, flowers (F602), Pearls (champagne, pewter). Bazzill cardstock.

Star card

Star card by Christy Saegar: Patterned Papers:  Up Up And Away. Chipboard:  Up Up And Away. Ribbon:  Kaisercraft Organza RI613, Misc. Rub-ons:  Kaisercraft RB811. Stamps:  Kaisercraft CS752

Are you feeling inspired? What was your favourite project?

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“LUSH”ious Layouts

Happy Wednesday!!!

Camilla and LG  here sharing some layouts that we did using the lovely Lush Collection

The Lush collection is perfect for those summer photos. Just look at the colours of the papers against the blue sky in the photos. And lush…what’s more perfect to use the collection for than photos of the Fontana di Trevi in Rome? Here I have used both the flower clear stamps (in the corners) and the flower rubons to give more texture to the page.Layout  ”Fontana di Trevi” – Camilla Ekman: Lush papers: Lotus (P533), Maple (P537); rubons; flowers – taupe (F603); Pearls – yellow (SB797); Printed Chipboard (CB110); Clearstamps (CS746); 6”paper pad; alpha stickers – black (AS226)

LG also made a layout using the Lush Collection and here is what she have to say:

“It was really not hard conceptualizing  a page using this gorgeous new collection from Kaisercraft. The colors were fun to work with, its not too bright nor too dull. I already made a layout using this photo of my nephew a few months ago but decided to create another one so that I can give it as a gift to him since the photo is perfect for this line.

Layout ”Remember 2 Always Smile” – LG Belarmino:Kaisercraft Lush Paper Collection, 6″x6″ Paper Pad (PP825), Clear Stamps Bubble Wrap (CS753), Lush Collection (CS746) and Dated (CS724), Lush Printed Chipboard (CB110), Lush Die Cut Elements (DC321), Lush Embellishment Pack (EM919), Alpha Stickers Black (AS226) and Tangerine (AS223), Mini Alpha Stickers Chocolate & White (MA503), and Pearls Chino (SB789).

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A Mini and a Notebook with Lush

Happy Monday!

Camilla and LG here with some BTP project to share with you all.

The Lush collection has fantastic colours and patterns. As soon as I saw it, I decided to make a mini-album with the papers and all the embellishments that complements the collection. The Long Tabbed Album has these fun tabs which gives the album an interesting shape. Have you noticed that Kaisercraft has a lot of clear stamps? I got an idea for my mini from them. If you look at the cover of my mini, you can see that I have used a stamp from the Memory boxes set. It says: “4 reasons you are totally unique”. I just had to make a mini about my boy!

BTP “Unik” – Camilla Ekman: Long Tabbed Journal (SB2016);Lush papers: Cherry Blossom (P532), Bamboo (P536), Bonzai (P535), Japonica (P534), Maple (P537); clearstamp – grid (CS755); clearstamps – Memoryboxes (CS703); mini alphas – black & white (MA501); embellishment pack – Lush (EM919); printed chipboard – Lush (CB110); 6”paperpad (PP825); rubons (RB867); grosgrain ribbon – ocean (RI609); organza ribbon – red (RI616); wood flourishes – birds (FL304); alpha stickers – powder blue (AS219); flowers – baby blue (F614); rhinestones – orange (SB710)

Using the same Long Tabbed Journal, LG made this refillable notebook. Here’s what she has to say:

“I have been scrapbooking for over a year now and I humbly admit that BTP’s is not something I do that often but who can’t resist Kaisercraft’s gorgeous BTPs. The Long Journal Tabbed is one of my favorites. The shape and the tabs inspired me to create a notebook for myself. The papers inside can be refilled because I have used an album ring.”

BTP “Notes” – LG Belarmino: Long Tabbed Journal (SB2016), Kaisercraft Lush Paper Collection, Lush Collection Printed Chipboard (CB110), Lush Collection Colour Rub ons (RB868) and Black&White Rub ons (RB867), Lush Collection Clear Stamp (CS746), Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes Birds (FL304) and Leaves (FL301), Kaisercraft Alpha Sticker (Brown and Tangerine), Grosgrain Ribbons (RI609 and RI606), Organza Ribbon (RI616), Rhinestones (SB710)

I used my Watercolor Pencils to color some parts  of the Black & White Rub ons and the wooden flourishes




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Kaisercraft Jungle Bug Boy’s Layout

My son was only 2 years old when these photos were taken…he was sitting “studying” the little snails on the rocks by the sea for hours…! There were thousands of little snails and he was picking them off one by one… I love these photos! The Jungle Bug collection is just perfect for these pics!

I have fallen in love with the alpha stickers from Kaisercraft – the plain colours are awesome! It is just sooooooo easy to have a perfect title with these alphas! The matching chipboard letters add dimension to the layout and make the letters stand up very nicely!

Adventure – Elizna Parsons: Jungle Bug papers, 6×6 paper pad {PP822}, Rub-ons {RB862}, Embellishment Pack {EM916}, Chipboard Lettering, Alpha Stickers {AS221}, Clear Stamps {CS743}


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Tuesday Tip – Stamping Your Own Scalloped Borders

This week’s tip comes from DT member Christine Rumley!

Thanks Christine!

Scalloped borders are one of my favourite things to use on my scrapbook pages and cards right now and I really enjoy coming up with different ways to use the supplies I already have on hand.  Many of Kaisercraft’s gorgeous acrylic stamps and inks lend themselves perfectly to making your own unique scalloped borders. I’ll show you how!

Step 1. Choose a small circular stamp like this one from the Rewind stamp set and place it on an acrylic block.

Step 2. Ink up the stamp with one of Kaisercraft’s inks. I’ve used “Slate” (IP706) which matches the rewind paper collection beautifully.

Step 3. Stamp the image side by side to create a border.  I’ve stamped onto a scrap of frayed calico but paper would look great too.

I’ve used my stamped border to create this card using the Rewind paper collection and the “Birthday Cards” (RB811) rub-ons.


There are some great stamps in the Lilac Avenue set and in the Shaken Not Stirred set that would be great to try out using this technique too!

Above: Lilac Avenue Clear Stamps

Above: Shaken Not Stirred Clear Stamps

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Simplistic Layout with Utopia from Kaisercraft

Today I am bringing you a simplistic layout with the NEW Utopia Collection:

“Moment” – Elizna Parsons: Utopia Paper, Kaisercraft Pearls & Rhinestones, Kaisercraft Inks, Belle Collection Clear Stamps

The rich colours of Utopia are just so beautiful for scrapping girly layouts. The double-sided papers are so nice to use as everything mixes and matches perfectly.

In this layout I kept everything simple. It  helps to keep the focus on the photo!

For the little detail at the bottom of the page, I used an edger punch to make the little loops and then used a ribbon slot punch to weave the ribbon through the page. I then added a few rhinestone for added girly-ness! The journaling spot is stamped with a clear stamp from the Belle Collection. Stamps are so versatile and you can use them over and over without anybody noticing that you have used it more than once!

Enjoy planning your simplistic pages … and once done, upload them to our gallery for all to see.


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Fun cards with Devonshire Collection

I made these two fun cards using the Devonshire Collection.

Devonshire Cards – Elizna Parsons: Devonshire papers, Die-cut elements, Clear stamps & Embellishment Pack, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, pearls and alphas

With only a few pieces of paper, clear stamps and a few embellishments you can create beautiful cards in no time.
Add a bit of interest with a few rhinestones and pearls as flower centres. I did the stamping in dark brown, the same colour as the background, to make the stamping blend in nicely. The small Kaisercraft Alphas are the perfect size for lettering on cards… Once you start using them, you’ll use them again and again! To finish my cards off, I love adding a bit of fake stitching around the edges…it is such a quick and easy technique to add as a finishing touch to any project.

Once you have completed a layout in your favourite Kaisercraft collection, make a few cards with the off-cuts. It is always good to have a few pretty handmade cards for those unexpected celebrations!

Please share your cards on the Kaisercraft Gallery for all to see…

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Kaisercraft’s Q3 blog party

Welcome to Kaisercraft’s Q3 Blog Party!


Update: Please bear with us as we’re having some technical issues here at Kaisercraft HQ! We’re unable to chat with you guys, but are still ‘working behind the scenes’ to get it all sorted! We’ve still got all the giveaways, challenges and inspiration to come! So please enjoy!!

We’re sorry to report our live chat function is having some technical difficulties – we’re sorry, but it’s too late to try and repair the problem as our web guys aren’t here to help! We hope to provide a better function for our next party!

Grab a cuppa, some chocolates, your scrapping gear and you’ll be set for a night of fun, games, giveaways and inspiration galore!

Tonight we’re featuring our new Q3 collections. For those who didn’t know, this quarter we’re releasing two collections per month.

Tonight we’ve got NEW layouts and projects using our January collections, Made with Love and Shaken not Stirred, and sneak peeks of collections coming out in February and March!

On top of this we’ve got some special challenges (with prizes), sketches, digital projects, an interview with the Kaisercraft graphic designer who designed Made with Love, a sneak peek at the Q3 magazine, hybrid scrapping, giveaways and a special Product Spotlight for our Storage Drawers!

And not to forget, we’ve got a live chat area for you to chat with other Kaisercrafties fans, our Design Team, Digital Creative Team and Alison and myself, Rainie.

Just click on the logo below to open up the live chat in another internet window!!

Ok, so lets get this party started!! :)

First, we’re introducing our six Q3 collections, as well as sneak peeks of our digital collections and digital layouts from our creative team!

Please welcome our Made With Love collection!

Made with Love

Available from January 1st 2010

Capture that feeling of love, sweet, innocent love, with this new collection of patterned papers, multi-dimensional embellishments and elements features pastel hearts, delicate stitching and cute patterns.

All u need is LOVE…
“Love is just a word until someone special comes along and gives it meaning”

Layout by Alison Hannah: Made with Love patterned papers, alpha stickers, die cut elements, black rubons, colour rubons.

Card by Anthea McConachy.

Next up, Shaken Not Stirred…

Shaken Not Stirred

Available from January 1st 2010

This collection reflects the detailing of a top range suit – sharp pinstripes, striking cufflinks and smart ties – and features fabric and epoxy brads, ‘poker chips’, die cuts and more. Use this collection to scrap the stylish man in  your life.

Tough Guy…
“Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.”

Layout by Dani Krivan: Shaken Not Stirred papers, alpha stickers, SB828 All Boy rub on, mini alpha stickers.

18th Album created by Melissa Kennedy. (Already available)

And our ethereal and vintage themed Devonshire collection….

Devonshire

Available from February 1st 2010

Devonshire was inspired by the delicate designs of old china teacups, English rose gardens and vintage fabrics. With delicate black and colour rub ons, pattern and swirl clear stamps, exquisite lace and paper flowers, ribbon and pearl brads, this collection is utterly divine!

“All little girls love to dance and Caitlin is no exception. Giver her a beach and that just means there is more space to twirl around in.”

Layout by Melissa Kennedy: Devonshire papers, die cut elements, mixed embellishment pack, mini alpha stickers, ink.

Storage Drawers created by Melissa Kennedy. (Available from 1st January)

And now for our cutsey, doodled girly collection…

La Di Da…

Available from 1st February 2010

Sugar and spice and all things nice! Inspired by the boldness and creative imagination of young girls, this bubbly and funky collection is perfect for those fun, frivolous and cheeky photos you have of daughters, sisters and friends. Featuring cut-out birds, flowers, swirls and squiggles, La Di Da’s bright pinks, greens and purples will have you skipping down the garden path!

“Back to School” layout by Melissa Kennedy: La Di Da papers, alpha stickers, die cut elements.


Round Clock created by Alison Hannah. (Available from 1st February).

And now for our flourishy, swirly, gypsy-inspired collection…

Gypsy Sisters…

Available from March 1st 2010

This enchanting range in sumptuous deep purple, pink and vibrant teal will take you on a love and laughter-filled journey! With luxurious coloured and black rub ons, pretty clear stamps, paper flowers and fabric brads, this collection is sure to make its way into your scrap space!

“We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body”

“Love 3″ layout by Danielle Krivan.

Photo Display  created by Alison Hannah. (Available from 1st February)

And for those who like things a little retro and a little vintage….

Introducing… Peachy Keen…

Available from March 1st 2010

This collection is perfect for your spring, autumn and summer happy snaps. Inspried by all things retro, these pretty petals, cute birds, vintage patterned leaves, and fun, festive polka dots and stripes promise to make this nature-filled collection a pure delight.

“When I look at this photo I realize how fast my ‘little boys’ are growing up. I love the rust colour in the papers- it matches seamlessly with the photo.”

“My boys” layout by Alison Hannah: Peachy Keen collection.

Memo block by Nicole Wingert (available March 1).

And now… for those of you who have been keeping tabs on the development of our digital scrapbooking products, we’ve got more than enough to keep you happy tonight, with sneak peeks at the last two January releases as well as never before seen layouts by members of the digital creative team!

You’ll also have the chance to chat with members of the creative team and ask questions of these amazing women, who leave us speechless with awe every time they show us their stuff.

Whether you like boys’ collections or girls’ ranges, vintage or modern designs, bright or muted colors, we have no doubt you’re going to love our next two January digi releases, School Days and Amour.

For your viewing pleasure, we’re pleased to offer a little sneak peek of two of our hottest digi collections yet.

We’re making it easier than ever to scrap your little one’s first day of school and other happy schoolyard memories with School Days, a collection of sketchy, hand-drawn doodles and cutesy school-related brushes that will take you back to your own school days.

The collection’s four papers, including busy images of music notes, books and sporting equipment and a co-ordinating page of notepaper, are combined with 12 transparencies that make mixing and matching to any school colour a total breeze.

Kaisercraft digital scrapbooking paper

Kaisercraft digital scrapbooking paper

And if you don’t have kids and can’t think of any way to use a school-themed collection, fear not – our final January digital collection, Amour, is as far removed from pencils and backpacks as possible!

Kaisercraft digital scrapbooking collection

Family photos, vintage pics and anything relating to romance or friendship will perfectly suit this wonderfully understated and floral-themed range. Amour boasts 12 papers in caramelly browns and refined pale pinks and greens, three brush sets with a heavy emphasis on stitching and elements ranging from buttons and frayed ribbons to felt flowers and co-ordinating tags and frames.

Kaisercraft digital scrapbooking paper

Kaisercraft digital scrapbooking paper

Amour will come just in time for Valentines Day and is just right for scrapping photos of your other half, family snaps from previous generations and elegant baby photos for new couples.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the rest of the night…we have plenty of fun coming up!

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Fantastic flowers!

Today we’re giving you a bunch of tips from the Design Team to make your own unique flower embellishments!

We’re blown away by how creative they are!!

Just look at Nancy’s cute stitched/rubon flowers! Too cute!!

“I love the soft colors and designs of the Lilac Avenue collection and thought they would be perfect for the photos of my best friend and her family. But since there are so many beautiful patterns in the collection, I just could not narrow down which ones I wanted to use. Since I wanted to showcase all the beautiful papers, I cut them into small squares and assembled the page using the squares as a background. I then stitched each square with my sewing machine to give them a “quilted” look and to accentuate each one.”

Tip: “After I stamped the flowers onto the page using a basic stamping technique, I sewed a straight line from the flowers down to the bottom of the page to ground them and create a sort of flower “stem”. I then added rhinestones to the flowers as well as a rhinestone-topped brad for the center to create a bit of dimension and sparkle.”

Lilac Avenue- Nancy Burke.jpgLayout by Nancy Bruke: Lilac Avenue Collection- paper, bracket, circle, tab, stamps, inks, brads. Other: chipboard alpha, ribbon, adhesive, foam tape, sewing machine & thread, rhinestone gems. Computer font for journaling.

Next up is Renee, with her aweome tip on making your own ‘die-cut’ flowers…

Tip: Turning diecuts into flowers – To make your own diecut flower draw and cut a stem from one of the coordinating papers.  You can make the stem a simple design or create a more intricate one. Take your scalloped diecut element and adhere it on top of the stem using mounting foam. Finally add some rub-ons to the leaves.  This is a fast and easy way to make your own embellishment that can be adapted to fit your layouts needs.

Pack Your Bags - Renee Ludlow

Layout by Renee Ludlow: Pack Your bags collection, PYB Embellishment pack (EM905), PYB Die Cut Elements (DC305), PYB Rub-ons (RB833), PYB Brad Pack (BD405), PYB Clear  Stamps (CS730), PYB Alpha Stickers (AS205), Chipboard Alpha 2 (CB108).

Rona has made her own “Fan Fold” flowers! We love them! Teamed with her hand crocheted border – we think this layout rocks!!

Tip: Fan fold flower instructions:
1.Cut a 2 inch strip from the edge of a sheet of 12 inch paper, using a scallop punch add a border to the 12″ strip.
2.Score the scalloped strip between each scallop, fan fold at each crease.
3.Join the strip with some double sided tape.
4.Punch a small circle from some cardstock, to glue the flower to.
5.Add glue to the circle, stick the fan folded ring to the base, pushing down flat to make the flower.
6.Hold in place until dry.
7.Add a brad (I cut the prongs off the brad) to the centre of the flower using a foam dot.

Lilac Avenue - Rona Bailey

Layout by Rona Bailey: Lilac Avenue paper, alpha stickers, rubons, inks, stamps, brads, Kaisercraft bling, kaisercraft chipboard letters, crochet cotton, making memories mini alphas, dimensional magic, white stazon ink, acetate.

Lilac Avenue seems popular, with Sam creating a layout using Lilac Avenue stamps to create her own flower embellishments!

Tip: “I loved the Lilac Ave stamps. They couldnt have been more perfect for making layered flowers. All you need to add is a brad to the centre and a little bit of bling and they make perfect embellishments for girly pages. And of course the Lilac Ave inks co-ordinate perfectly with the papers, so you really cant go wrong.”

Lilac Avenue - Sam Hauzer

Layout by Sam Hauzer: Lilac Avenue papers, stamps, ink and brads, rhinestone strips, rhinestone flourish, wooden flowers, chipboard alpha.

Next up is a layout featuring our wooden flourish flowers. Have you seen these before? Check em out over at our website!!


Tip: “I absolutely love the wooden flower flourishes, they are one of my all time favourite Kaisercraft products.  They look great just as they are, or painted to matched the layout. I just kept them plain for this layout, as adding a Pack Your Bags brad to the centre was enough to make them look good.  I like to cluster them together with the paper flowers to add interest and variety to the layout.”

Pack Your Bags - Sam Hauzer

Layout by Sam Hauzer: Pack Your Bags papers and brads, wooden flowers and flourishes, flowers, small lowercase chipboard letters.

Don’t forget – we still love seeing your work!! Either upload your creations to the Kaisercraft Gallery or submit your projects, layouts, cards and digital layout to competitions@kaisercraft.com.au with “BLOG submission” in the subject line and we’ll see if we can feature them!!


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