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Kerryn Lawson

Card Making

Card Inspiration

June 29, 2011


Kerryn,  Lesley and Trudi here to share some cards that we have created with both the Velvet Ensemble and Pink Gelato collections.

First up Kerryn with a card created with Velvet Ensemble

Kerryn : I needed a card for my Pa’s birthday last month so I went searching for ideas.  I came across accordian cards and I thought it would be good to have a go.  They are easy to make and with all the fabulous little diecuts and chipboard that you get with Velvet Ensemble I was able to add lots of fun to this card.

“Accordian card” by Kerryn Lawson

Products Used : Velvet Ensemble paper pad (PP844), Velvet Ensemble Printed chipboard (CB128), Wood flourishes – swirls (SB729), Mini alpha stickers – Chocolate & White (MA503), Alpha chipboard – Alpha # 1 (CB107).

Other products used : distress ink, cardstock

Trudi has created a card with the Pink Gelato Collection

Something generic and girly…

Created from some Papers from the Paper Pad,  elements from ‘Pineapple patterned paper and of course the so very sweet bike chipboard piece.

Card by Trudi Harrison.  Materials Used:  Pink Gelato P685 Pineapple, PP845 Paper Pad, CB129 Printed Chipboard.  Other: Cardstock

Lesley has also created a card using Pink Gelato

Lesley: This is my last post for my Design Team term. I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and the opportunity to create with the gorgeous kaisercraft product. Thank you Kaisercraft, the design team girls who were all awesome and thank you to all of you who have left me comments and supported me over the last 12 months.

I have created a card using the Pink Gelato range. I have created a frame for the front and used muslin behind it. I have stamped on to transparency and cut out the image. I have attached the image using staples – strategically placed where the spokes on the wheels are! The quotes on the sticker sheets are perfect for cards.

“Card” by Lesley Cooper

Materials Used: Pink Gelato Patterned Paper Pineapple (P685); Paper Pad (PP845); Sticker Sheet (SS104); Printed Chipboard (CB129); Clear Stamps (CS779); Other: distress inks, muslin, cardboard, transparency, staples

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Any day is a good day for Gelato!

June 29, 2011

Hello. Lesley and Kerryn here today and we are here to share a little bit of Pink Gelato with you all.

Kerryn : At first glance all I saw with Pink Gelato were pastels.  To be honest, I don’t really work with pastels alot.  What surprised me though is that with the addition of just a little touch of colour, Pink Gelato came to life!  I added a nice bright green in my alphabet and a bit of doily trim for that pop of colour that worked perfectly with the pastels of Pink Gelato.

“Let’s dance baby” by Kerryn Lawson

Products used : Pink Gelato pp Honey Dew (P684), Strawberry (P683), Watermelon (P679), Pink Gelato paper pad (PP845), Pink Gelato sticker sheet (SS104), Pink Gelato rubons (RB922), Paper tags & shapes – White (EM923), Alpha stickers – Avocado (A218), Rhinestones – Hot Pink (SB702), Soft Pink (SB701)

Other products used : buttons, brads, twine, paper doily, paper lace

Lesley here

Amanda loves visitng the baby next door. To be honest though I am not sure who is more smitten Amanda or Tyler. With this layout I wanted to emphasise the blues in this gorgeous collection. I have also embossed the chipboard, sanded and then inked it. The letters have been coloured using a cotton bud and distress ink. To ink the edges of small things like letters I use a black pen (instead of a stamp pad) to run the edges of the letters around. Easier to get into those small corners.

“Smitten” by Lesley Cooper

Materials used:Pink Gelato Patterned Paper Honey Dew (P684), Strawberry (P683), Vanilla (P680), Blueberry (P682); Paper PAd, (PP845); Mini Journal Tags (JT621); Rubon (RB922); Sticker Sheet (SS104); Printed Chipboard (CB129); Alpha Stickers (AS219); Other: distress ink, muslin, distress stain

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Classic good looks with Velvet Ensemble

June 28, 2011


Lesley, Trudi and Kerryn here to share our layouts using Velvet Ensemble.

Lesley:  “With its gorgeous vintage feel this collection was perfect for these photos of my mum’s family. Looking at these photos and reading some of the family history made me feel very humble and blessed.

I wanted to make use of the film strips in the Opera patterned paper so I printed out photos small enough to be trimmed down to fit the bigger film strip. Every other photo I used foam tape to add some visual interest. The bigger strip actually started and ended with half a frame so I cut off the top half frame and added to the bottom so I could fit a whole photo on it. Talking of making things fit, the scallop edgings from the sticker sheet did not fit the full width of my paper so I worked out where the film strip was going to be placed on my page and strategically cut the scallop edgings so the gap would be underneath the film strip. The third film strip was from the bottom strip of the Interval paper. Along with the smaller photos I wanted to showcase a larger photo of my grandparents on their wedding day.

I coloured the flowers with colour mist so they resembled dried flowers. My alpha was not the right colour so I sanded it lightly, textured it and then coloured it with colour mist. This gives a distressed vintage look which I was after with this layout.

This layout required a lot of journaling so I made a small concertina album from a strip of the Stage Show paper. I cut two extra pieces of this paper. With one I textured it using a texture folder and adhered this to the front. The other piece I glued on to a piece of cardboard and cut out the middle to create a frame. I sanded the edges and then adhered this over top of the cover. I added the flowers and butterfly. Between the first page and the cover I put a circle to use as a tab to open the book. I printed the journaling onto vellum and then sewed these into the book. With the mannequin I coloured it using colour mist and decorated it with a doily. I put the ‘doily dress’ underneath as I liked the wooden details and I also thought it sort of represented those ‘skeletons’ in the closet we sometimes find when researching past generations! I attached the book to the layout.

To balance the layout on the right hand side it I ripped the paper and added the left over doily from the mannequin, a sticker from the sticker sheet and a butterfly.”

“Family” by Lesley Cooper

Materials List: Velvet Ensemble Collection Patterned Paper Interval (P673), Costume (P674), Performance (P675), Entertain (P676), Opera (P677), Stage Show (P678); Rubon (RB921); Sticker Sheet (SS103); Paper Blooms (F640); Wooden Flourishes Manequins (FL335);  other – distress stain, colour mists, butterfly punches, doily die, chipboard alphas, vellum, floss, texture folders

I have also used this range to make a layout about my son. I have used a used coffee bag to drip some coffee on the layout! I have also used distress ink on the alpha stickers and added rhinestones.

“Beat” by Lesley Cooper

Materials used: Velvet Ensemble Patterned Paper Matinee (P672), Entertain (P676), Opera (P677); Mini Journal Tags (JT620); Printed Chipboard (CB128); Theatre Acetate (PS151); Clear Stamps (CS778); Sticker Sheet (SS103); Alpha Stickers (AS222); Rhinestones (RS452); Mini Alpha Stickers (MA 505); Tiny Alphas (MA512); Other:distress ink, coffee


Trudi:  We live a considerable distance from the beach and don’t often get to the visit.  When we do go, my girls spend literally hours looking for sea shells and ‘constructing’ in the sand.

The rustic, natural tonings of the Velvet Ensemble collection were well suited for these photos which were captured during our last visit to the beach.

‘Fossick’ by Trudi Harrison.  Materials Used: Velvet Ensemble P672 Matinee, P673 Interval, P675 Performance, SS103 Sticker Sheet, PP844 Paper Pad; Paper Blooms – F630 Iceberg, Rhinestone Flourish, Flutterby’s – Bubblegum, Wood Flourish – Sign. Other: Border Punch

I hand cut a large floral element from the Matinee Patterned Paper which formed the basis of my layout design.  I added other hand cut elements from the same paper and layered these with pretty iceberg paper blooms and a large rhinestone flourish.

Kerryn : When I saw the gorgeous rich, strong colours of Velvet Ensemble I immediately thought of my husband’s Nana.  At 80+ (can’t reveal a ladies true age now can I ;) ), although fiercely independent, she is still an integral part of our family.

“An Amazing Woman” by Kerryn Lawson

Materials Used: Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble P672 Matinee, P673 Interval, PS151 Theatre – Specialty Paper – Acetate, SS103 Cardstock Stickers,  PP844 Paper Pad, Chipboard CB128, Paper Blooms – Sage & Aubergine, Alpha Stickers – Plum & Cream, Lace, Pearls – plum, Paper tags & shapes – Manila, Doilies – cream, Mini crochet doilies – vintage.

The Specialty Paper – Acetate has been secured to the patterned paper with machine stitching.

And a closer look

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Beyond the Page

Keeping time with Gelato.

June 27, 2011

Hi, it’s Kerryn here today.  My year with Kaisercraft is coming to a close (sob) and I have had a project in mind for quite some time but I have not been able to make it happen yet.  Seeing as this is my final month I realised that I had to make it happen this time around.

I store all my ribbons in jars but some time ago I put them on jump rings with each ribbon attached to a bit of punched paper.  When the Cuckoo clock was released I had visions of turning it into ribbon storage.

Finally I have been able to make my vision come to life.

The beautiful soft colours of Pink Gelato were perfectly matched with my favourite distress inks and paint.  I had to include a healthy amount of flowers and of course some butterflies too.

Lots and lots of flowers were added to the fence.  Smatterings of pearls were placed amongst the flowers for some hidden gems of colour.

I used a bird cage behind the window to create a grill effect.

A little bit of gold kindyglitz brought my lamp to life!

A visit to the hardware store for some cup hooks and my ribbon storage was ready to go.

I am so happy that this project is complete and as well as a clock close by to my scrapping area, now I also have some pretty cool ribbon storage as well.

“Clock” by Kerryn Lawson

Products used : Pink Gelato pp – Strawberry (P683), Honey Dew (P684), Watermelon (P679), Pink Gelato paper pad (PP845), Pink Gelato sticker sheet (SS104), Paper blooms – Terracotta (F635), Buttercream (F629), Wooden flourish – Lamp post (FL326), Bird Cages (FL302), Black rubons – Life (RB903), Pearls – Lush (SB717), Yellow (SB797), Pearl (SB713), Pearl strip – White (PL501), Cuckoo Clock (SB2090).

Other products used : Floral vine, mini roses, punch, paint, ink, chipboard birds, hooks.

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Challenges Kaisercraft Saturday Sketches

Saturday Sketch: #4

June 25, 2011

Well we are at our last Saturday Sketch for June…the months are just FLYING by!!!

The rules:

Each Saturday every month a new sketch and inspirational layouts will be posted here on the blog.

From these 3-5 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.

Once done, link your layout into the comments section of the approapriate sketch blog post and you’re entry is complete!

Find FULL terms and conditions here.

The deadline:

Comments with linked layout entries for each monthly sketch challenge will close on the last day of that month at 11.59 (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)

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.


From our In-House Designer Kylie Obst:
“Logan” Layout
And from our Contributing Design Team Kerryn Lawson:
“Two Peas In A Pod” Layout

Materials Used:
Chapter One pp – Reflect (P668), Encourage (P669), Beginning (P666), Flourish (P667), Rhinestones – Aqua (SB703), Droplets – Black (SB1515), Flowers – Snow (F601), Wood flourishes – Fancy Hearts (FL316), Mini Crochet doilies – Flower Nursery (EM953), Crochet Doilie – White flower (EM949), Chapter One sticker sheet  (SS102), Chapter One rubons (RB920), Chapter One paper pad (PP843), Alpha stickers – Black (AS226), Rubons – Laugh (RB909), After 5 diecut elements (DC329).
Other products used :
Paint, flower, bird diecut, glimmermist, ink, stitching, button twine.

I have played with this sketch a little bit (but then what’s new LOL).  I have straightened up the papers and photos and moved the embellishment cluster from the left of the photos to the right.  It was a great sketch to work with!

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