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Homemade Collection


as seen in ‘Australian Scrapbook Ideas’ magazine

March 13, 2011

Hi, and a happy long weekend to those in Australia :)

Today, I wanted to share with you a few layouts I did as my first design team project for “Australian scrapbook ideas” magazine. My assignment was to create 3 double page layouts, all with a similar theme. I dont normally do doubles, so this was a challenge in itself. Once I worked out what I was going to do, the choice of papers was easy. Kaisercrafts  ‘Homemade” collection would really have to be one of my all time favorites, and absolutely perfect for the beachy type photos I wanted to use.

“Brothers are forever” by Karen Shady

“Deep in thought” by Karen Shady

“Family ties run deep” by Karen Shady


  1. To make the rustic stitches, use a hole punch the same diameter as your string, and punch holes along both sides of the torn edge, staggering the holes. I use a ruler for this to get a straighter edge.

2. Cut a length of string, roughly 3 times the length you are stitching, *TIP: I put a dob of glue on the end of my string to stop it fraying when poked through the paper. Begin by poking the string through the first hole,  go underneath, and bring it out from the bottom on the other side of the seam. Continue until you have threaded all the holes. Do the same on the other side. Use tape on the back of the stitching to hold it in place.

I hope you enjoyed my little share. And I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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Beyond the Page with Homemade

October 28, 2010

Hi there.  Vicki and Camilla here with some storage ideas using the Homemade collection from Kaisercraft.

Vicki: I don’t know about you, but my simple sewing supplies are never where I left them.  I am forever looking for needles, pins, cottons and small scissors, so now I have now created a one stop storage unit to help me out.  The inspiration came from the gorgeous printed ribbon from the Homemade collection.

I have made a little pin cushion out of foam and placed this in a little plastic container.  I have then wrapped this ribbon around the base and left the remaining ribbon loose.   With this unit, I should hopefully now be able to find all my sewing supplies when I need them!




Materials List: Kaisercraft – Storage Draws, Kaisercraft – Homemade – Pretty Patchwork, Kaisercraft – Homemade – Lovely Lace, Kaisercolour (Raw Umber), Kaisercraft – Journal Tags (Homemade), Kaisercraft – Homemade embellishment Pack- Buttons, Kaisercraft – Homemade embellishment Pack- Printed Ribbon, Kaisercraft – Mini Alphas (Chocolate), Kaisercraft – Lace (Natural Shades), Kaisercraft – Paper Flowers

Camilla: The Chest of Drawers is one of Kaisercraft’s beautiful storage items. I made this one for my daughter to keep her jewelry in. The papers from the 6″ paper pads are perfect for the fronts of the drawers. Since there is a small shelf on the top, I put some flowers and a butterfly there.

BTP “Chest of Drawers” – Camilla Ekman: Chest of Drawers (SB2088); Homemade 6”Paper Pad (PP831); KaiserColour – antique white (KC002); Pearl Strip – white (PL501)

Other: flowers, leaves, butterfly punch

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Homemade with Love

October 27, 2010

Hi there.  Vicki,Camilla, and Christy here to share some layouts, using the Homemade collection recently released from Kaisercraft.

Vicki: We recently had some family photos taken and we received all these index prints so we could choose which photos we would like.  The photos are not the biggest but they were a perfect fit for the Pretty Patchwork paper from the Homemade collection.   It is from this paper that I made a little family home, complete with chimney to showcase the photo shoot.




Materials list: Kaisercraft – Homemade – Rustic Recipe, Kaisercraft – Homemade – Toasty Treats, Kaisercraft – Homemade – Pretty Patchwork, Kaisercraft – Homemade – 6” Paper Pad, Kaisercraft – Journal Tags (Homemade), Kaisercraft – Homemade embellishment Pack- Buttons, Kaisercraft – Chipboard (Homemade), Kaisercraft – Lace (Natural Shades), Kaisercraft – Paper Flowers, Prima Flower

Camilla: This is one of my favourite photos of my children. The sephia photo goes so well with the Homemade collection. The browns, teals and blues make it pop. I hope you’ve noticed the beautiful clear stamps that go with the collection. Here I’ve used the cross-stitched heart.

Layout “Love” – Camilla Ekman: Homemade papers: Cosy cottage (P572), Rustic Recipe (P571), Lovely Lace (PS119); Die Cut Elements (DC327); Printed Chipboard (CB116); Embellishment Pack (EM936); Clear Stamp – Homemade (CS764); Journal Tags (JT607); Flowers – snow (F601); Pearls (SB789)

Other: flowers, leaves, old book paper

Christy:  One of my favorite things about the Homemade Collection just released here at Kaiser is the warm feel the papers have when worked together.  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite pictures of my Grandma and myself taken at my wedding.  This is one of the last photos we have taken together before her passing.  I think what I like best about his picture is that although she suffered with Alzheimers, the day of my wedding she was so oriented, so purposeful, so in the moment.  I am thankful for her and for that day.

 Supplies:  Patterned Papers-PS119 Lovely Lace, P568 & P570, Rub-ons:  Homemade RB879, Alphabet Stickers:  AS225-Brown, Mini Alphas MA506-Latte, Buttons:  Homemade EM936

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Homemade Home Decor

October 21, 2010


I live in a house that is almost 100 years old. When I saw the Homemade collection, I immediately wanted to create something for one of my walls as the colours in the collection suited my old home perfectly!

Kirsty Piper: Homemade Collection: Patterned Papers Simple Stitches(P568), Toasty Treats(P570), Rustic Recipes (P571), Cosy Cottage(P572). 6″ Paper Pad. KaiserCraft other: Funky Wreath(SB2077), KaiserColour Paint Antique White(KC002) Lace Pack cream (EM927)

The handmade roses add lots of dimension to the project.

And a little spritz of Glimmer Mist to the Roses made from the Rustic Recipes Patterned Paper (P571) added the perfect amount of coppery sparkle to my Funky Wreath.

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‘Homemade’ Cuckoo Clock

October 10, 2010

Sunday Greetings Everyone!

Trudi here sharing another ‘Homemade’ project.  Seriously, I have to say that without a doubt, Kaisercraft always come up with the most unique Beyond The Page and Home Decor items.  This month they have released four new items including the Cupcake Stand, Chest of Drawers, Flying Ducks and Cuckoo Clock.   The new releases can be seen here

In an earlier post this week, Lesley showcased her gorgeous, funky cuckoo clock version  using the Candy Lane Collection. If you happened to miss it, Lesley’s version can be seen here.

Today I am showcasing the Cuckoo Clock altered with the Homemade Collection.

‘Home Sweet Home’ Cuckoo Clock by Trudi Harrison

Materials Used: Cuckoo Clock (SB2090),  Homemade Collection Patterned Papers ‘Simple Stitches’ (P568), ‘Toasty Treats’ (P570), ‘Friendly family’ (P569), ‘Rustic Recipe’ (P571), ‘Warm Welcome’ (P573), Printed Chipboard (CB116), Wood Flourishes – Birds (FL304), Pearls – Pewter (SB791), Foam Tape, File Set.  Other: Flowers, Leaves, Chipboard Tree, Border Punches, Leaf Punch, Floriano Punch, Chain, Jump Rings, Ink 

The main body of the clock has been covered with ‘Rustic Recipe’.  The ‘fence’ border has been covered with ‘Toasty Treats’, the roof  and scallop border along the bottom with ‘Warm Welcome’  and the scallop trim under the roof with the reverse of ‘Simple Stitches’.  I also added a punched  decorative edge that follows the roof line and one that sits across the bottom of the ‘fence’.  A floral strip from the ‘Simple Stitches’ creates my garden effect that sits over the top of the punched decorative edged.  A chipboard  tree (from my stash) which I covered with ‘Rustic Recipe’, flowers and leaves (from my stash) , Kaisercraft Wood Flourish birds and a ‘Homemade’ chipboard sentiment finish it off.

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