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April 7, 2011

You may remember a few months back, I created these drawers for my scraproom?

Ive added to my storage, by also decorating the smaller chest of drawers, along the same theme, using the beautiful ‘English rose” collection. Because these drawers are smaller, I was able to decorate the front by only using 1 sheet of paper from the 6×6 paper pad. Ive used some of the stunning paper blooms to decorate the top of the drawers, and added a few leaves and some bling.

English rose storage drawers by Karen Shady

Materials used:  Wooden chest of drawers (SB2008),  English rose collection, estelle (P598), pearl (P601), 6×6 paper pad (PP835), paper blooms-dusty pink (F641  ), and coconut ( F627 ), pearls-pearl , pearl brads-pink ice ( EM932 ), antique white paint.

other: cardstock, prima branch, martha stewart punch, chalks.

TIP: I sometimes have trouble finding the exact colour flower I want to use for my project. Ive discovered that it is really easy to add colour to Kaisercrafts  ‘paper  blooms’, changing the look of the flowers completely.  For this project, Ive chosen the ‘coconut’ coloured flowers, and have used my scrapbooking chalks and a small cottonbud to add just the right shade of pink to the edges of my flowers.  Ink would work just as well.

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Card Making Tutorials

Creative Cards: Specialty cards

April 5, 2011

Specialty Cards – Concertina cards

We’re sharing some fun specialty cards today from Leanne and Karen, here we go!

Concertina Effect card by Leanne Allinson

Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to share with you, how to create simple concertina effects on and with cards.

The first card displays half of a concertina flower, making it look my like an intricate hand-held ladies fan. I loved this idea being teamed up with the delicate English Rose patterned papers!

Take two of the patterned papers that contrast slightly from the 6” paper pad. Cut one strip from the darker paper at 1.5” (1 ½”). Cut the second patterned paper at 1.25” (1 ¼”). Using a scalloped border punch, trim one edge of each of the papers. Using a scoring blade, score line at equal distances. I used the lower part of the scallop punch as my guide to create valleys. Turn the patterned paper over and repeat the scoring process but in equal distance from the high point of the scallop punch. Do the same with the second piece of patterned paper.

Fold the scored lines accordingly. To create the lower layer of the fan, take both short edges in your fingers and bring them together. Place double sided tape on top of both of the short ends.

To add extra dimension, repeat the process with the lighter coloured patterned paper and match the folds to the lower layer of the fan when placing it on top. Tuck the edges below a strip of cardstock or patterned paper to help anchor it to your card.

“Precious Memories” card by Leanne Allinson: English Rose collection – 6” paper pad (pp835); rub-ons (rb888); rhinestones – champagne (rs404); grosgrain ribbon – forest (ri608); paper flowers – antique pink (f609); card pad – after five (cp703). Other – cardstock;ink; foam tape.

‘Flip card’ by Karen Shady

This style of card is very popular among cardmakers, and is known as the ‘flip card’ or ‘swing card’. They look really effective, and are surprisingly easy to make.

To begin, take a piece of cardstock 18 cm long x 15 cm wide. Score a line at 7.5 cm from the outer edge ( the longest side) on both sides, and score down 3.5 cms from the top ( see diagram below). Do this on the top and bottom of the card, then, using a pencil, draw a rectangle 4cm out from the top and bottom score folds, and connect the lines to finish. Then cut along the pencil lines with a craft knige and ruler. ( then erase the pencil lines )  Your card should look like this when finished.

Next you need to fold along the score lines, one side is a mountain fold, the other a valley fold. Fold one side towards the front, and the other side towards the back. Now your card should look like this.

Decorate your card as desired, keeping in mind as you decorate, that because the card is going to ‘flip’ around, the back of the card will become the front when the card is closed.

Back of my card:

For the front of my card, I have used a sentiment cut from the ‘charlotte’ paper. Then to give it something a little extra, I have filled in the flowers with demensional magic, once dry, I ‘cracked’ the demensional magic, by simply bending the paper, and rubbed very lightly over the top with some brown distress ink to give it an aged appearance.

materials used: English rose paper collection, thelma (P597), charlotte (P602), 6×6 paper pad (PP835),cardstock, martha stewart punch, demensional magic.

Tri-fold Card by Leanne Allinson

This next card is also very simple. It is a basic tri-fold card made entirely from patterned paper.

Trim your chosen 12×12” patterned paper sheet to your prefered size. Score two lines at 4” from each end. Fold to create the concertina shape and then simply decorate to suit the occassion! It can’t get any easier than that!!

“Happy Birthday” card by Leanne Allinson: Magic Happens collection – Fairy Tale (p625), specialty paper – glitter (ps138); printed chipboard (cb123); decorative pearl flourish – pearl (pl515); rub-ons – birthday cards (rb811); rhinestones – lilac (sb705). Other – black pen; clear acetate; foam tape.

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Layouts NEW Product

Wooden Flourish Week – Layouts

March 22, 2011

This week we’re sharing some projects featuring Kaisercraft’s range of Wooden Flourishes.

Not sure what these are?

Kaisercraft pioneered these fantastic wooden embellishments. They’re made of super thin plywood that you can use on your scapbook pages, off the page projects, cards and more! Leave them like they are or mist them, paint them, ink them and more!

Here’s just a few of our most popular designs:

FL342 Funky Butterflies

FL302 Birdcages

FL335 Mannequins

Today we’re looking at some layouts using some of our wooden flourishes:

Lady Grace, “Gwen” layout:

Using wooden flourishes on layouts and other projects are starting to become a trend at the scrapbook industry. Who can resist these gorgeous embellishments? You can use it raw or add other mediums like paint or sand.

For some part of my wooden flourishes, I have added a dab of crackle paint to add texture to it. I even distressed the edges to enhance the its intricate details.

“Gwen” layout by LG Belarmino – WOODEN FLOURISHES Dress Form (FL321) and Wings (FL346); English Rose collection: Muriel- Die Cut with gloss (PS129), Thelma (P597), Florence (Florence), Frieda (P600), Paper pad (PP835), Die Cuts (DC331), Printed Chipboard (CB119), and Rub-ons (RB888); Paper Blooms Fair Floss (F640), Crochet Doilies Nursery (EM953), Antique white acrylic paint (KC002), and Chipboard Letters (CB107).  Others: Crackle Paint and corrugated board

“Proud” layout by trudi Harrison:

Materials Used: Lush Collection Cherry Blossom P532, Bamboo P536, Maple P537; Rubons – Motivation RB906; Paper Blooms – Terracotta F635; Wood Flourishes – Flourish Vine FL328, Magical Butterflies FL341 & Butterfly FL339

“Natures Beauty” layout by Karen Shady:

I love to use wooden flourishes, I have used a few different techniques to alter them on this layout. I have given the fence and gates a rusty metal look using inks, crackle paint and metalic rub ons. Ive used white crackle paint on the lamp post, and used the same rusty metal technique for the top rail.

Wood flourishes – lamp post (FL326), iron gate (FL337), iron fence (FL329), english rose collection, patterned papers, Muriel (PS129), Florance (P596), Lillian (P599), paper blooms – dusty pink (F641), Kaisercraft paper flowers-cream, pearls-champagne, clear stamp – life sentiments (CS763) Other: Tim Holtz crackle paint, Tim Holtz distress ink, chalk, metalic rub ons, websters pages birds, prima alphabet stickers, McGill punch, martha stewart border punch.

“Lang kjol” layout by Monika Martinson:

Product used: PP836 Paper Pad, Tiny Alpha stickers MA510, Alpha stickers A218, Pearl flourishes PL511 Classic – Pearl, Wood flourishes Lilac Leaves FL336, JT613 Mini Journal Tags, DC333 Die Cut Elements, Paper blooms F633 Olive and F629 Buttercream

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Challenges Saturday Sketches

Saturday Sketch – February #3

February 19, 2011

For those who are unfamilar with our MONTHLY SATURDAY SKETCH challenge, here’s what happens:

The rules:

Each Saturday every month a new sketch and inspirational layouts will be posted here on the blog. From these sketches (depending on how many Saturday’s there are), you have that many chances to create a layout of your own and upload it to any gallery of your choice, or in a blog post, facebook page, the Kaisercraft Gallery etc.

Once your layout is complete and uploaded along with the sketch name/number and month, link your layout into the comments section of the approapriate sketch blog post and you’re entry is complete!

Other February Sketches:

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

The deadline:

Comment on this post (or other January sketch posts) with your linked layout before 28th February.

The prize:

1st PLACE: One of Kaisercraft’s new collections (valued at approximately $50).

2nd PLACE: A Kaisercraft scrap pack (including new products) valued at approximately $30.


Sketch by Al Hannah

Based on this layout:

Next we have  a layout by Lady Grace:

“Happy” layout by LG Belarmino – Class of 87′ Collection: Patterned Papers,Paper Pad (PP837), Rub-ons Colour  (RB895), Rub-ons Black (RB894), Printed Chipboard (CB122), Die Cut Elements (DC334), Report Card Pockets (EM959), Report Cards (EM958), Tuck Shop – Specialty Paper – Die Cut(PS135); Organza Ribbon; Pearls. Others: paint, brads and button.

And a layout from Camilla:

Layout “Your sweet face” – Camilla Ekman: English Rose papers: Thelma (P597), Pearl (P601), Florence (P596); Wood Flourishes – Twin Lamp Post (FL325); Crochet Doilie (EM953); Die Cut Elements English Rose (DC331); Paper Blooms – Coconut (F627); Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink (F641); Paper Blooms – Aubergine (F637) Other: leaves, border punches

Good luck!

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Paper Bloom Week – layouts

February 8, 2011

This week we’re celebrating our NEW Paper Blooms, giving you layout ideas, card ideas and other project ideas! Keep checking back to see more this week!

F624 Sun set

Our paper Blooms come in a variety of colours…

Let’s have a look at them in action!

Layout by Nerrida:

Materials – Homemade papers – Toasty treats (P570), Cosy cottage (P572) & Rustic recipe (P571), Paper blooms – sunset (F634) & Coconut (F627), Wooden flourishes – Locks & hinges (FL330), Iron Gate (FL337 ) & wheat (FL324 ), rub-ons B/W – Forever (RB893), Lace pack – natural (EM928) Other: Websters pages alpha stickers.

Next a layout by Monika:

Materials used: Layout ”Me” – Camilla Ekman: Timeless paper: Script (P656); Paper Blooms – Amethyst (F643); Flowers – snow (F601); Crochet Doilie (EM950); Pearl Flourish (PL513); Wood Fourishes – Birds (FL304); Rhinestones – Lilac (SB705) Other: leaves

Layout by Leanne Allinson:

Kaisercraft’s new paper blooms are simply delightful and very easy to work with. Their stems can be tucked and adhered below photos or other embellishment clusters to make them appear like they have literally grown there!

“English Rose” by Leanne Allinson: Secret Bird Society/Up, up and Away – carousel (p540); classiefied (p545), shh (p546), disguise (p547); 6” paper pad (pp827); ink – antique blue (ip716); paper blooms – sunset (f634), ice-berg (f630); paper flowers – taupe (f603), chocolate (f622); pearl flourish – chocolate (pl517), elegant pearl flourish – chocolate (pl509); mini crochet doilie – nursery (em953); pearl brad – chocolate (em935). Other: machine stitching; book page; kraft cardstock; black pen; border punch; butterfly punch.

Layout by Melissa Kennedy:

Materials: English Rose patterned paper, Wooden Flourishes (FL317,  FL318), Paper Blooms (FL637 Aubergine, F633 Olive)

Check back soon for more projects!

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