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Favourite DT Projects 2017-2018 What a Year it has been!

July 18, 2018

As the 2017-2018 Kaisercraft Design Team Year draws to a close we choose to celebrate.  We celebrate the friendships we have made in the team, the crafty conversations we have had and  the support we have given each other through 12 months of working together with amazing Kaisercraft products.  We also celebrate the hundreds of Kaisercraft projects we have made and are asked to choose just one, of our favourite DT projects from the 2017-2018 Design Team year.

Today’s Blog Post is dedicated to showcasing the 2017-2018 Kaisercraft Design Team’s Favourite Projects…

 

”Unicorn” – Beyond The Page Favourite DT Projects

By Rikki Graziani

This is my favourite project of the year it was so fun to join paper craft with polymer clay to create a truly magical piece.

Kaisercraft Product: Fairy Garden Collection: P2491 Fluttering | P2492 Fairy Land | P2495 Moonstone | CT932 Collectables | SB707 Mint Green Rhinestone |SB2477  BTP – Wall Art UnicornOther: Polymer Clay 

‘Love Blooms’ Layout Favourite DT Projects

by Kylie Kingham

The ‘Miss Betty’ collection this year was one of my favourites. I loved creating this layout.

Kaisercraft Products: Miss Betty collection ~P2479 Thread | P2481 Tapestry | P2482 Sewn | P2483 Needlework | SS357 Sticker Sheet | CS321 Clear Stamps | PP1038 Paper Pad | CT931 Collectables | FL619 Flourish Pack Trinkets | IP726 Island Ink Pad | IP724 Bark Ink Pad.

Other: String, leaf punch, glue.

Remember Layout Favourite DT Projects

by Jowilna Nolte

I love this collection for its quirky flowers and colour combination. The fun flowers make it easy to create and adding stamps and other elements make it a really versatile range.
And this layout with its simple design and fun elements and die-cuts was my favorite this year.

 

Kaisercraft Products: Fleur Collection | SS361 Sticker Sheet, P2515 Dreamer, CS324 Clear Stamp, DD970 Stamp Tropics, DD480 Texture Brickwork
Other: White cardstock, Walnut ink, Infusions, Diamante, StazOn ink, Acetate, Brad, Sequins, VersaFine Smokey Grey ink, Date stamp

‘Love Making Memories’ layout Favourite DT Projects

by Renee Aslette

The ‘Mint Wishes’ collection this year was one of my favourites.  I created this layout with a video tutorial below.  I loved creating the layers, colours, and stamping.

Here is the video:

Kaisercraft Products:  Mint Wishes Collection – P2401  Cabin | PP1029 Paper Pad | SS348 Sticker Sheet | CT891 Collectables | CS310 Clear Stamps | IP719 Ink Pad Black | DD803 Die Cut – Layered Fir Tree | F649 Mini Paper Blooms – Sage | CS241 – Acrylic Stamp Block | T321 Acid Free Craft Glue | T320 Double Sided Tape | T302 Mounting Foam Dots

 

“XOXO” Layout Favourite Dt Projects

by Donna Espiritu

As I browse all the projects I created for Kaisercraft this term, this layout stands out the most to me. I love the colors, the layout design and most of all the photo of my daughter. I was able to capture both her innocence and personality in this particular photo, like “sugar and spice and everything nice” rolled into one.

 

Kaisercraft Products:  P2515 Dreamer | P2518 Loveable | CT935 Collectables | SS361 Sticker Sheet | DD480 Texture Brickwork | GC101 Midnight | T315 Double-Sided Tape | T303 Foam Tape | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

Other: Black, Coral, White Mists | White Doily | White Thread 

Romantique Layout Favourite DT Projects

by Alicia McNamara

This layout would have to be one of my most favourite Layouts that I have made this year.  It was made using the Romantique collection, which I adore.  I enjoy creating layouts following this design.   I also enjoy mixing Templates, fussy cutting, flowers, Wooden Flourishes and Decorative Dies to create a textured layout.

If you head on over to this blog post here you can see more details about the products I used and the steps I took to create the Layout.

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout Favourite DT Projects by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout Favourite DT Projects by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout Favourite DT Projects by Alicia McNamara

The Process Video is here:

Kaisercraft Products: P2426 Primrose | P2428 Boutique | P2425 Bourdoir | FL613 Flourish Pack – Pretty | DD547 Decorative Die – Circle Vines | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | F645 Mini Paper Blooms – Honey | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut | CD110 12 x 12 Card Stock – Mocha | CB153 Corrugated Cardboard | KC050 Kaiser Colour – Metallic Gold Paint | IT455 6×6 Designer Template – Fleur Damask | IT001 Designer Templates – Cherry Blossom |

Fairy Garden Layout Favourite DT Projects

by Kavitha

“Fairy garden” collection is my most favorite this year for its pastel colors and beautiful images.I made this shabby chic layout with the gorgeous die cut papers from the collection

Kaisercraft products : Fairy garden collection 12*12 – P2487 Fairy dance | P2489 Magical | P2491 Fluttering | P2492 Fairy land |P2494 Pixie dust | P2495 Moonstone | PS518  12*12 die cut paper | PS519  Glitter flutterby | CT932 Collectables | SS358 Sticker sheet | FL620 Flourish pack | F639 Paper blooms- Fushia | RS402 Island lagoon | SB701 Soft pink

Sea Layout Favourite Dt Projects

by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

My favorite project of the year is the summer time layout. For this project I used ‘Beach Shack’ collection.

Kaisercraft Products: P2471 Board Walk | PS515 Porthole| SS356 Sticker Sheet | PP1037 Paper Pad | FL618 Flourish Pack | CT930 Collectables |CS320 Stamp Set | CB152 Cork | CD111 Cookie

Other: Glitter, Sequins, Cut File, Sparkets, Seashells, Beads, Distress Crayon

‘Our Story’ Layout Favourite Dt Projects

by Cathy McGrath

I chose this project because of the photo. It is of my uncle and my cousin’s twin boys. I love the emotions that you can see here and how much ‘poppy’ adores his grandsons. This paper collection enabled me to capture this special memory.

 

Kaisercraft Products: Documented Collection: P2463 Ledger | P2467 Scrap Paper| P2461 Measurement| CT898 Collectables| Mini Design Template – IT030 Typography| Mini Paper Blooms – F628 Honey and F632 Sage| Paper Blooms Honey F628 and F632 Sage | Mini Paper Wooden Flourishes – WL702 Wood Letter Words Cherish| CB154 Chipboard | Ink Pad – IP724 Bark | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam |T315 Double Sided Tape

Other: Kaiser Mists – KM113 Coffee and KM101 Charcoal |Clear Gesso | Paint Brush| Chocolate | Ink Blending Tool | Metal Brad |Hemp| Distressing Tool

 

 

Finally, it is so important to say thank you.  Thank you to the readers of this blog, our Kaisercraft Crafting Community.  Without you we would have no audience to share our creations with, no one to discuss details with over in Kaisercraft Corner, no one to share tips and techniques with.  For this and so much more we are grateful.

Beginning in the month of August you will see a fresh Design Team, and a new-look Blog.  We are constantly striving to make the blog more useful to you.  If you have suggestions on what you would like to see on the Kaisercraft Blog please feel free to leave a comment on this post.

We look forward to sharing a whole new year of Kaisercraft products, designs and creations with you.

Thank you : )

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Beyond the Page Decor DIY

Hide and Seek ~ Kids Room Decor Inspiration

July 11, 2018

Do you love to make DIY Decor Projects for kid’s bedrooms?  The Hide and Seek Collection has all the materials you need to create something unique and special.  Today the Design Team are sharing some great inspiration and ideas for your own DIY Decor Projects.

Decorative Frame Decor by Kylie Kingham

Kaisercraft Products: P2559 Woods, PS532 Adventure, CT940 Collectables, F641 Dusty Pink Paper Blooms, F633 Olive Paper Blooms.

Other: Hot Glue, Flowers, Ribbon, Photo Frame

3D Dream Big Frame Decor by Jowilna Nolte

I created this fun dimensional frame using this gorgeous range – Hide and Seek. Perfect for little girls and boys to insert treasures into the frame
adding to the dimensional look.

The little fox head stamp was coloured using Metallic Gel Pens and a layer of dimensional glaze added as a finishing touch.

Stamping directly onto the background below and above a vinyl sentiment cut on my Silhouette machine.

The leaves arrange on top of each other using a 3D silicone adhesive to keep the dimension.

I love how this frame turned out – perfect to make any room a magical place.

Kaisercraft Products: P2566 Clouds | P2559 Woods | P2560 Trees |  CT940 Collectables | CS330 Clear Stamps | SB712 Rhinestones | CL107 Metallic Gel Pens |

Other: Frame (Short Cuts), Black Vinyl, Silhouette, Brown ink, Walnut ink, Dimensional Glaze, Silicone Adhesive

 

“Hot Air Balloon and Alphabet Blocks” Decor by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Hide and Seek Collection: PP1047 Paper Pad| Decorative Die DD307 Party| Cardstock CD651 Kraft| Alpha Sticker Sheet – AS251 Ebony, AS255 Sea Breeze| |Kaisercolour – KC001 White, KC027 Grass Green, KC043 Sea Breeze |T321 Craft Glue|T302 Mounting Foam

Other: 6” Embroidery Hoop | Wooden Blocks| Kebab Sticks    

I initially started my project with just the hot air balloon, then I decided to alter some wooden blocks that I picked up from Bunnings. The paper pad has so many beautiful images that you can fussy cut. I added some alpha stickers to complete the set. This set would look great in a little boys room.

 

‘Hot Air Balloon’ Decor by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection: PP1048 Paper Pad | CT938 Collectables | Cardstock – CD108 Coffee Bean |Paper Bloom- F638 Cranberry |Mini Paper Blooms – F655 Cranberry, F658 Pink Dusty |PL506 Champagne |T302 Mounting Foam T321 Craft Glue|T302 Mounting Foam

Other: 6” Embroidery Hoop | Wooden Blocks| Kebab Sticks| Lace

As I had so much fun creating my first hot air balloon, I decided to create the ‘girly’ version. I added lace, pearls and lots of flowers.

Personalised Name Decor ~ By Alicia McNamara

Hide and Seek DIY Kids Decor by Alicia McNamara

Hide and Seek DIY Kids Decor by Alicia McNamara

Process Video:

Kaisercraft Products: CT940 Collectables | Other: Letters from K-Mart |

“Frame with Monogram” Decor ~ By Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Hide and Seek Collection: PP1047 Paper Pad| CT940 Collectables | F641 Paper Blooms Dusty Pink | PT227 Printed Tape Gold | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue|T302 Mounting Foam

Other: 6″ Thick Foam Sheet, Pink Acrylic Paint, Mod Podge

Are you inspired yet? We know you have a great creative idea inside waiting to be created.  It would make the perfect for a gift for somebody’s child or maybe to decorate your own child or grandchild’s room.  We can’t wait to see what you create, so make sure you share it with us by tagging #kaisergallery or by uploading it into Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group.

Happy Crafting : )

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Donna Espiritu Gypsy Rose Mixed Media Scrapbooking layout Tutorials

“You are good for my soul” Gypsy Rose Layout

July 10, 2018

Hello, lovelies! I hope you’re all having a great day! It’s Donna here with a scrapbook layout using one of the newest collections this month, Gypsy Rose.

Here is what I came up with

I started with a blank white cardstock, cutting an inch off of two sides.

Then I mixed brown and pink watercolors and splattered some on the cardstock. If you flick the brush a bit closer to the surface, it will create small splatters. So if you flick the brush farther, it will create bigger splatters.

I let the watercolor splatters stay for a while, letting it seep through the cardstock, before using a piece of plastic to spread and flatten the splatters. I also used a piece of tissue to get some of the water so the colors won’t be too bright. I just want a hint of watercolor on the background. After this has dried, I mounted the cardstock on a patterned paper.

I used this beautiful Decorative Die, Crochet Doilie, to cut a bronze glitter cardstock. I started off with this to decorate/embellish the layout.

Mounting it with a foam tape, I placed it like so and then added an array of embellishments below it to mimic a dream catcher.
I used both stickers and die cuts from the Collectables pack. Some were mounted using foam tapes for dimension and some were simply glued on top or under a piece of another embellishment.

It really is quite simple and easy!

Here are more close up shots of the finished layout

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection – P2568 Inspiring | SS367 Sticker Sheet | CT941 Collectables | DD818 Floral Dream Catcher Decorative Die | GC106 Bronze Glitter Cardstock | F639 Fuchsia Paper Blooms | CD101 Coconut | T302 Mounting Foam Dots T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

Others: White Thread | Watercolors

That’s all for today! Thanks for dropping by!

Happy crafting!

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Gypsy Rose Hide and Seek Templates

July Template Inspiration – New Product!

July 4, 2018

Kaisercraft Templates, we love them! They create such lovely texture in the background of a project.

Several beautiful Templates have been released for the month of July. Here are just two of them:

Mini Designer Template – Tribal Strips IT035

6×6 Designer Template – Tribal Collage IT471

The Design Team has created some outstanding projects featuring these templates…

‘MY BOY’ ~A layout featuring Templates by Kylie Kingham

Kaisercraft Products: Hide & Seek Collection~P2560 Trees, P2561 Mountains, P2562 Fawn, SS366 Sticker Sheet, CS330 Clear Stamps, PP1047 Paper Pad, CT940 Collectables, IT035 Tribal Stripes Mini Template, CD650 White Cardstock.

Other: Distress Inks, Machine Stitching.

 

”Take The Road Less Travelled ” ~ A Layout featuring Templates By Rikki Graziani

 

 

 

 

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection: P2568 Inspiring | P2570 Wandering |P2572 Free Spirit | P2576 Original |SS367 Sticker Sheet |CS331 Clear Stamps | PP1048 Paper Pad |CT941 Collectables |IT471 Tribal Collage Designer Template | Other: Brown Ink

 

”Happiness” ~ A Layout featuring Templates By Renee Aslette

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection: P2572 Free Spirit | P2571 Wanderlust | SS367 Sticker Sheet | PP1048 Paper Pad |CT941 Collectables |IT471 Tribal Collage Designer Template | DD609 Decorative Die – Tribal Strip | F641 Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink | F627 Paper Blooms – Coconut | F638 Paper Blooms – Cranberry | F658 Mini Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink | F661 Mini Paper Blooms – Black | SB788 Pearls – Plum | SF915 Art Foam – Wine.

Other: Texture Paste

“Run Wild My Child” ~ A Layout featuring Templates by Alicia McNamara

 

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 Coconut Card Stock | P2562 Fawn | P2560 Trees | CT940 Collectables | FL628 Flourish Pack – Woodlands | IP730 Avocado Ink Pad | IT035 Tribal Stripes Mini Template | CB153 Corrugated Cardboard | Other: Twine | Sewing Machine

“Precious Moments” ~ A Layout featuring Templates by Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Hide & Seek Collection – CD101 Coconut Card Stock | P2559 Woods (Reverse) | P2560 Trees (Reverse) | P2565 Deer (Reverse) | SS366 Sticker Shet | CT940 Collectables | PP1047 Paper Pad | FL628 Flourish Pack – Woodlands | IT035 Tribal Stripes Mini Template | IT470 Dotted Lines Designer Template | F641 Dusty Pink Paper Blooms | T321 ACide-Free Craft Glue | T315 Double-Sided Tape | T303 Foam Tape | T302 Mounting Foam Dots

Other: Twine | Doily | Texture Paste

”Dream ” a Card by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Kaisercraft Products: P2568 Inspiring | CT941 Collectables | SS367 Sticker Sheet | Flourish Pack – FL629 Collected | C6 Card Pack – CD511 White | 6 x 6’’ Designer Template – IT471 Tribal Collage | Decorative Die – DD608 Crochet Doilie | Rhinestones – RS401 Wine | Kaisercard – CD110 Mocha, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue, T302 Foam Dots

Other: Texture Paste, White mist

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Are you loving the new July Collections? Remember to share your work by tagging #Kaisergallery or by uploading into Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group!

Happy Crafting : )

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Anthology Bookmarks Tutorials Videos

8 Ideas for Creating Anthology Bookmarks with Video Tutorials

June 20, 2018

Do you like to create your own Bookmarks?  They make a lovely gift to share with a friend and they are quick and fun to make.  Plus they can be very useful and re-used over and over again by those who love to read.  Today the Design Team were asked to create a bookmark using the beautiful Anthology Collection.  This post includes eight beautiful bookmarks and three Video Tutorials to provide some inspiration especially for you….

”Today’s Story” Bookmark Tag by Rikki Graziani

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: P2542 Entomology | PP1045 Paper Pad | CT938 Collectables 

 

“Today’s Story” by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: PP1045 | CT938 Collectables | Cardstock – CD61 Kraft |Decorative Die – DD555 Round Fancy Frame |T321 Craft Glue

Other: Sewing Machine| Acetate | Seam Binding| Size 8 Tag

‘Anthology Bookmark’ by Kylie Kingham.

Kaisercraft Products: P2548 Herbs, PP1045 Paper Pad, CT938 Collectables, DD490 Honeycomb Decorative Die.

Other: Machine Stitching, Gold Tassel.

“Do More of What Makes You Happy” Bookmark by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Anthology Bookmarks by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Anthology Bookmarks by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Anthology Bookmarks by Alicia McNamara

Process Video:

Kaisercraft Products: P2459 Antiquity | P2543 Plumology | SS364 Sticker Sheet | CS328 Clear Stamp Set | FL626 Flourish Pack – Curiosities | IP724 Bark Ink Pad | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | Other: Yellow Sewing Thread | Coffee Misting Spray | Sparklets

Corner Bookmark by Renee Aslette

Here is the video tutorial to show you how I created this corner bookmark.

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: P2548 Herbs | P2542 Entomology | CT938 Collectables | PP1045 Paper Pad | T315 Double Sided Tape | LDB1059 Natural Twine

Other: Gauze

”Live in the moment” Corner Bookmark by Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: P2541 Ephemera | CT938 Collectables | PP1045 Paper Pad | T315 Double Sided Tape | T302 Foam Mounting Tape

Other: Twine

Moments Bookmark by Jowilna Nolte

The idea of a bookmark for me is that it is not too bulky – so although I need something pretty it has to be functional too.
I love how the design team can come up with the same basic idea, and yet totally different projects.

My bookmark is a plain triangle created out of patterned paper that slides over the corner of your book pages, as well as acts as
a great reminder to ‘always be grateful’.

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: P2543 Plumology | CT938 Collectables | SS364 Sticker Sheet
Other: Adhesives, Walnut ink crystals

”Thankful” Bookmark by Kavitha

 

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: PP1045 Paper Pad | P2542  Entomology  | CT938 Collectables SS364 sticker sheet |EF284 Embossing folder – Distressed dots

Are you inspired to make your own bookmark? If so please share your creations with us by tagging #kaisergallery on Social Media, or by uploading your creation to Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group.  We love to see your work.

Happy Crafting : )

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