Are you ready for Father’s Day on Sunday, September 3rd? Do you like to make a handmade card or gift for Dad? Today the Design Team have loads of inspiration and ideas for the special men in our lives using the amazing Factory 42 Collection!!
Lets take a look at these brilliant ideas for Dad…
”Father’s Day Clock” By Rikki Graziani
Kasiercraft Products: Factory 42 Collection: PP1026 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables| Other: Clock | Scrapmatts Chipboard
‘Father’s Day Photo Frame Magnets’ ~ By Kylie Kingham
I’ve created these easy and fun magnet photo frames.They make the perfect gift for sending also as they will fit neatly within a card.I’ve prepared a short video tutorial as well.Hope you enjoy!
Kaisercraft Products: P2374 Ironworks | SS345 Sticker Sheet | PP1026 paper Pad | CT888 Collectables.
Other: Distress Ink, Magnet.
‘You and me’ Father’s Day Layout by Tatiana Yemelyanenko
Kaisercraft Products: P2370 Metal Gears, P2371 Gears & Cogs, P2375 Pipeworks, PS496 Cog & Pulleys Die Cut, CT888 Factory 42 Collectables, SS345 Factory 42 Sticker Sheet, FL607 Flourish Pack – Mechanisms, CS293 Marble Texture Stamp, CS277 Clear Stamps – P.S. I love you, T324 Glaze Paste, Rhinestones – SB775 Aqua Marine, SB776 Bronze, Kaiser Mists – KM105 Turquoise, KM111 White, KM113 Coffee, IP719 Ink Pad Small – Black
‘You and me’ Father’s Day Layout by Donna Espiritu
Kaisercraft Products: P2378 Workshop | PP1026 Paper Pad | SS345 Sticker Sheet | CT888 Collectables | DD798 Decorative Die – Cutout Textures | FL580 Flourish Pack – Cogs | SB776 Rhinestones – Bronze | IP722 Ink Pad – Red Gum | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon |
Wow!! Has that inspired you to get your hands on this amazing collection and make something for Dad? If it has, make sure you share your creation with us in Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group or by tagging Kaisercraft when you share on Social Media.
Welcome to another Kaisercraft blog challenge!! This month’s theme is…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
”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
‘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.
‘Happy Birthday’ Card by Cathy McGrath
Kaisercraft Products: PP1026 Factory 42 Paper Pad | CT888 Collectables | CD110 Mocha |T302 Mounting Foam
Do you love peeking in at other people’s Creative Spaces? Do you enjoy looking at someone’s Creative Space to see how they organise all their crafty materials and like getting storage ideas? If you said “yes!” to either of these questions then this is the post for you! Today we are venturing inside some of our Design Team’s Scrapping Rooms, Corners and Cupboards to see where they work and how they organise their materials.
How exciting! Are you ready…let’s take a look…
Creative Space ~ Rikki Graziani
I recently changed the layout of my room to make ”zones” in aim to be more productive, this is the IT zone……
I love these frames from Ikea, I change out the layout whenever I need some fresh inspiration.
My Video zone, where I film my process video with loads of natural lighting and my light box is my best investment yet, having the option to take photos of layout when its dark is great…..
Paper storage which are made by my Darling Hubby, with some stick on hooks for my stencils near my mixed media trolley.
My newest investment, from Kmart…. a fridge organiser that I use for all my Kaisercraft Stamps, Embossing Folders and Paper Pads. I love this as it makes tidy up great and its just there on hand for when ever I need it.
Thanks for looking at my space, hope it inspires you all. Rikki xxxxxxx
Creative Space ~ Kylie Kingham
I recently purchase this storage unit from Kmart for my Kaiser Mists.It is the perfect fit for them all! I usually keep any loose flowers in the screw top jars next to this unit.
This is one of two desks I have. I usually do all my editing and uploading on my laptop here.I scored this tall paper storage unit from a scrapbooking store and it has been the best for keeping my loose papers in.
I store all of my stencils here on these hooks.
This is my second desk and where I create all my projects as well as photograph and film thanks to the natural light.
It is rarely this tidy!
Thanks for stopping by!
Creative Space ~ Alicia McNamara
I am lucky to have my own craft room in our current house. We have lived in many different houses and sometimes I have been blessed with a craft room and sometimes I haven’t. On one wall in the room I have a white cube shelf with colourful Kaisercraft products out on display. I purchased the little shelf from Spotlight. On either side of the shelf I have two organisers where I store the current collections for the month. The organisers are a Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Kits that I made up myself.
On the cube shelving I have everything tucked away in boxes. The white boxes and magazine holders are from Ikea. The pink boxes are from Bunnings.
I have a round table in the centre of the room that I work on. I keep this tin on the table with the tools I am always reaching for. The tin and the mug are from K-mart.
I keep some of my layouts and cards up for ideas and inspiration. I peg them to the blinds on the window. Then I change them as I make new ones. I find these really helpful to look at when I am starting a new Layout or a Card.
On the other side of the room I have another shelf filled with boxes for storage. On top of this shelf I keep my die cutting tools, current stamps and my sewing machine.
I wish I could say my space is always this tidy, but that would be a complete lie. I’m glad I took the photos to prove that I can clean this room up lol! I often have multiple projects going on in this room and there often isn’t time to clean up in between, well thats what I tell myself anyway!
I filmed a video tour of my craft room if you would like to take a look…
Alicia : )
Creative Space – Donna Espiritu
My little craft space is in our bedroom since we have a very limited space in our home. I used to have a separate room for my things but we moved (and moving again in a month!) and I had to be really creative how I store my things.
I got the shelves, table, and cabinet in a “garage sale” of a sort. I just covered the table with pink contact paper (but will change it to white soon) to hide the old gray surface. If you will look closely, my Silhouette Cameo machine is peeking under the table which I covered with an old soft cloth.
Before, I used recycled shoe boxes to store little things/embellishments like flowers, stamps, stickers, buttons, paints, mists, etc. (Basically everything). Then, I recently bought these white, teal and transparent plastic storage bins to make it more organized and a bit presentable. I am still thinking how to store my papers but for now, this is how I keep them in one place. The others I am not using, were in the brown cabinet/drawer.
I like that I can see through the transparent boxes and easy access to the flowers, stencils, and metal dies.
I have a couple of mini drawers storing most of my inks, stamps and other knick-knacks. The IKEA Raskog trolley stores a hodgepodge of mixed media, watercolors, planners and other stuff like coloring books, rulers, trimmers and lots of crochet/sewing threads (lowest bin, stored in cookie tins). The pink, battered box stores my photo papers and stickers sheets.
Not pictured here, but I have a white poster board I use when I take photos of my projects. I use natural light as much as possible (no flash). I use the boxes that some of my DT kits came with (pizza boxes mostly) to store my finished layouts. I always keep my space clean and clutter free since I have a toddler daughter who likes to “borrow” mommy’s toys. I hope when she gets a bit older, we’ll be able to play together!
That’s all from me and I hope you had fun taking a peek at my humble creative space! :)
xo Donna xo
Creative Space ~ Renee Aslette
I am super lucky to have my own craft room. Somewhere I can work, close the door and leave the mess behind for another day.
My room had disaster hit in March, when Cyclone Debbie came to visit where I live and the downstairs of my house flooded, including my craft room. We did our best to take all my crafty bits upstairs but we are still waiting for repairs to be done. So this is my yet to be renovated room.
I have a large corner desk my husband made for me. My video webcam is suspended above that area for easy video recording.
This is where the editing magic happens. I print all my photo’s from this desk and all the process video editing.
As you can probably tell, my favourite colour is yellow. That hot air balloon is one of my favourite accessories. It is a mini candle holder. My peg board has some inspirational quotes and gifts from friends.
I have two large book cases that hold my flowers, embellishments, paints & inks, stamps, die cuts, paper and silhouette machine.
Everything in my room is organised in colours. I have boxes and containers of things in colour order. I would like to think I am a very organised person.
This is not the way the book case is usually organised, but after the flooding not everything has gone back in. One of my favourite items to use in my room is my typewriter. The top shelf is buttons and flowers behind. The second shelf is the stamp storage.
So thanks for coming on a tour of my room. It isn’t perfect but it is my space. Looking forward to having my room fixed, repainted, and everything back into its normal place.
Creative Space ~ Jowlina Nolte
it may surprise a lot of people but I don’t have my own dedicated space. I am however fortunate enough to have a space where I can create and make a mess.
This is the cleanest it has been for years just in case you were wondering. A key factor for me is having things in tubs and behind closed doors. Not everything is behind doors but the bulk of my stash is. It helps keep the clutter at bay, and although I would love a beautiful space to display all my work my personality won’t allow for it.
My table area is to one side of our living room. You can just see my table peeking out. Newly built as of 3 years ago is this recycled cupboard we moved from the bedroom to an alcove in the lounge. It fitted perfectly. The nice thing is that we could customize an ugly duckling into something beautiful. I painted the white melamine with chalk paint and waxed it in dark and clear wax.
The cupboard has custom drawers in it – made out of shelves and filled with old ammunition shipping crates. Each drawer has a different creative handle on it for fun.
inside the crates I store odds and ends and some clear stamps in calendar cases. I still need to sort and label a lot of them…
Next to the drawers my DH created this slider door. We cut 2 doors to create the small door and inside are sliders with baskets that house all or most of my bottles, sprays, mists, paint and inks.
Behind the doors are embellishments, cardstock, project life, extra embellishments, Bible Journaling, tools and lots of other stuff.
I purchased this old bank trolley from a scrap yard and painted it in white chalk paint. The drawers hold my most used tools and things like ink, acrylic blocks, rulers, diamante, cutting machine plates, pens, adhesives etc. On top is my command center with my clipboards keep track of deadlines and dates and some mugs with pencils and pens for a quick reach. And some pretty fresh flowers to keep me inspired. Next to this trolley is another one with my tools and things I use even more as well as some to do projects.
To the left of my blue cupboard is a grey cupboard also painted in chalk paint. This is my ink and technique cupboard.
Everything that has to do with inks and techniques is housed here. Its also right next to my table so very convenient. At the very top and bottom is a rainbow color coded arrangement
that adds some order to the chaos.
And to the left of my technique cupboard is an old brown tool cupboard from my grandfather – that is going to be my Kaisercraft cupboard – but still a work in progress.
Thanks for taking a look – its not perfect, but it is my happy place and where I spend hours being creative and making a mess. Its perfect for me and it definitely is a working space.
Oh my!! So many beautiful crafty spaces in this post today!! Have you been inspired to clean up your craft room lol! If only they stayed tidy! But can creativity and neatness work together? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Pop on over to Kaisercraft Corner…we are going to be sharing our Creative Spaces and we would love to see yours! Messy or tidy we promise not to judge!!
It’s that time of year again, and Kaisercraft knows how to help celebrate your little darling’s foray into the exciting world of school!
Whether you’re the proud mother of a brand new preppie or sending your experienced little learner back into the jungle of classrooms and playgrounds, we know you love nothing more than scrapping cute pictures of their special moments. And what could be more momentous than the first day of a whole new year, to be filled with play, knowledge and new experiences?
And there’s no need to worry about whether or not the School Days kit will suit your child’s school colours, with four papers in a range of colours and 12 – that’s right, 12 – transparencies that can be mixed and matched to any colour you require! Incorporating elements we’ve never released before, such as paper clips, push pins, bulldog clips and first prize rosettes, you definitely won’t struggle to perfectly complement your layout or hybrid project.
Check out our CT’s little pieces of gorgeousness below for inspiration on how to whip up your own School Days layout.
Kathleen utilised the collection’s cool notepaper to create a layout that looks as though it could have been torn out of any child’s notebook – if the notebook boasted such killer artwork, that is!
We’ve counted more than 10 little elements, ranging from paperclips and ribbon to brads and tags, but Kathleen’s has still managed to compress the content and leave plenty of “white space”, giving the layout a hand-drawn, doodly sort of feel. She’s used some simple brushes and swirly handwriting to add dimension and told the story with a simple title – we’re loving its fun feel and the fact she’s used non-school-related photos of Holly and Drew. Very cool!
Now, we seem to recall it’s been a while since we showed you a cool hybrid project from the digital CT, so today we have Sandra to thank for her initiative in playing around with Schoool Days. She used a 4×6″ photo album and basic stationary kit (including a pencil box, eraser, sharpener and ruler) from her local discount store and, in her words, “pimped these with the School Days kit!”.
On the top and inside of the pencil box, Sandra glued sections of paper; she then glued sections onto the ruler as well. She replaced the plastic wrapping around the eraser with a tag from the School Days elements set, measured the size and then created a grid in Photoshop Elements to make sure she had the right sizing. Sandra ‘stamped’ some brushes onto the tag and printed it, then printed one of the round elements to fit the round shape of the pencil sharpener.
For the photo album, she printed a section of paper, glued it on top of the album’s original packaging and prettied it up with tags, flower and paperclips. She also printed some round elements and glued them onto cardstock to give them more body, before setting an eyelet in each and lacing them through a small metallic ball chain and attaching it to the cover. Sandra finished it off with a ribbon, which she tied around the album.
And for inside? Well, you know the saying “a mother’s work is never over”, and in this case it’s true – Sandra then made some layouts using her son’s school pictures, including this little gem, for which she cut cardstock to 4×6″ and made mini layouts with scraps of printed papers and elements.
We are actually giving her a standing ovation right now while marvelling at how easy she makes it sound…what a fantastic idea for cute and unique school stationary! We’d love to know if anyone else is confident enough to try this project…be sure to post it in the gallery if you are!
And finally, we have an adorable layout from Donna, who used transparencies to create the background, including one which was set with Overlay blending mode and 25 per cent opacity.
Donna then erased the middle part with the eraser brush set to 50 per cent opacity and flow so it didn’t have hard edges or lines when erased. The second transparency is on the top layer with the same settings.
She made the ribbon swing by cutting different lengths of ribbon and adding drops shadows of varying lengths to create the illusion that her niece was actually sitting on the swing, and tilted the yellow paper just to add interest.
Donna says the rest of the layout is simply layering and adding drop shadows to create depth and varied dimensions.
For more awesome – and inspiring! – School Days layouts, check out our mega kit page here…we hope your little treasures are looking forward to going back to school and you manage to snap a few pics on the first day!
We promised it would be on the blog yesterday but due to server issues, we had to go back on our word (sorry, digi fans!)…but here it is, our latest Camp Stoneybrook digital layouts post, pretty as a picture and including tips from the CT team!
Feast your eyes on Donna’s intricate and so cute Stoneybrook layout, which we think features the most gorgeous little smile this side of anywhere.
Donna says she used a transparency over her background paper and set the blending mode of the transparency to “Color burn”, as well as increasing the opacity to 25 per cent.
The black border is also a transparency, from which she erased the bottom and duplicated it, then changed the border layer’s orientation to vertical by selecting Edit>Transform>Flip vertical. This changes the black border, not the entire layout.
For the title, Donna says she erased the ‘s’ from the “Happy Campers” word art and repositioned the exclamation mark closer to the final word.
Just personally, we’re really feeling the flourishes (we can’t remember when we last noticed flourishes used in a layout like this) and the wonky stitching border – not to mention all that rustic-y layering. Donna, we think your gorgeous photos must give you an inspiration overload because everything we see from you is just gold!
Now onto a different kettle of fish by Kathleen, who included a strip of felt down the side of the matting and a series of three very different photos that immediately piqued our interest.
Outdoorsy, au natural and reminiscent of lazy afternoons spent picnicking by the river, this is one layout that takes you back to that special day last spring. Roll on adventures, we say, and show us more of what we love using our mellow Camp Stoneybrook mega kit!
And if you doubted it could be used for scrapping any other kind of photos, guess again…Brittney shows us how the collection can be used for something a little more unusual.
Brittney says she hasn’t been camping in many years so she chose to scrap about autumn (or as US scrappers would say, fall) and football – to quote our resourcesful CT member, “Just because you don’t have pictures to match the exact theme doesn’t mean you can’t use the kit”.
She says she tried to keep her layout fairly simple, first using the quick selection tool in Photoshop CS3 to extract the player and ball from her photo, then copying them and colouring the new image black and white.
Brittney blended it by changing its overlay and capacity as well as adding a large but lighter shadow to make the football player stand out from the page.
For the title she added a white stroke around the letters with a soft drop shadow and then mimicked the main photo with a similar stroke.
Just goes to show, with a little creativity, some know-how and the confidence to think outside the square, any digi scrapper can pull off some slightly left-of-centre ideas for just about any layout using whichever collection takes your fancy!
Check out Camp Stoneybrook here and tell us what you think – which elements and brushes do you like and what else do you think we could have included in the mega kit?