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Mint Twist – Beyond the Page…

September 21, 2012

Welcome to Friday everyone! Today we have some great Beyond The Page projects for you, and to start off the day we have creations with the fun and bright papers “Mint Twist”.

“Mint Twist Mini Album” by Adriana Bolzon  

Front page

2nd & 3rd page

4th & 5th page

Back cover

Materials used: Mint Twist Collection- P934 Hohoho, PP878 Paper Pad, EM990 Epoxy Stickers, CT724 Collectables, P935 Jingle Bells, P931 Trimmings, P932 Twirl & Twist, P933 Candy Stripe, P930 Peppermint, P936 Northpole, SB2055 Tabbed Album.
Extra: Ribbons, glossy accents, inks, twine, white cardstock.

Adriana says: ”This album is going to be a Christmas present. The person who receives it will be able to place some fun photos of their Christmas Day 2012 highlights. Albums are a fabulous idea for christmas presents!” Happy day :)


“Mint Twist Door Hanger” by Michelle Winston 


Kaisercraft Materials Used: Mint Twist Paper – Trimmings P931; Mint Twist Rub Ons RB973; Flourish Pack – Large Snowflake FL469; Flourish Pack – Mini Snowflakes FL454; Door Hanger W041; Sparklets – Crystal RS408, Royal RS417; Mini Paper Blooms – Iceberg F647, Coconut F644.
Other: ink

Michelle says: “Whilst the Mint Twist Collection is full of fun and frivolity, for this piece I decided to focus on it’s elegant side! This door hanger would be a great addition to any Christmas decorating that uses the gorgeous and ever popular, blues and silver!”

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Card Making Kaisercraft

Mint Twist – Cards…

September 19, 2012

Hi Everyone, today we have a range of cards created with the “Mint Twist” paper collections by Adriana Bolzon, Michelle Winston and Trudi Harrison…enjoy!

“Rudolph card” by Adriana Bolzon

Materials used:  Mint Twist collection- PP878 Paper Pad, CT724 Collectables, RS307 Merry Christmas Sparklets Words,.
Extra: punches, diecuts, red glitter, red ribbon, white cardstock.

 “Stocking are Up” card by Adriana Bolzon

Materials Used: Mint Twist Collection- PP878 Paper Pad, CT724 Collectables, FL457 Mini Stockings.
Extra: punches, die cuts, glossy accents, red ink, white cardstock.

 “3D Baubles cards” by Adriana Bolzon

Materials used: Mint Twist Collection- P930 Peppermint, P929 Twine, P932 Twist and Twirl, P933 Candy Stripe, RS408 Crystal Sparklets.
Extra: punches, die cuts, red ribbon, white card stock.

  Adriana says, “These papers are such fun to create with, I just love the bright cheerful colours. I hope I have inspired you to create some cards today”.


“Peace, Love, Joy” Card by Michelle Winston

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” Card by Michelle Winston

Kaisercraft Materials Used: Mint Twist Paper – Ho Ho Ho P934; Mint Twist Collectables CT724; Mint Twist Rub Ons RB973; Foam Tape T303.
Other: cardstock.

Michelle says:
“How cute are these cards…and oh so easy to make! I can see the kids using these adorable embellishments to make Chrissy cards for all their classmates.”

Card – ‘Naughty or Nice’ by Trudi Harrison

Kaisercraft Products: Mint Twist – P930 Peppermint, P934 Ho Ho Ho, CT724 Collectables

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Papercraft Tuesday Tips Tutorials

Tuesday Tip – Gift Card Holder

September 18, 2012

Hi, Trudi here today.  With Christmas approaching I am trying to get myself a little organised ahead of time.  For the older children in the family, we generally give gift cards.   To make the giving of the gift card a little more personalised, I make up little gift card holders to pop them in.

For my sample, I have used the super fun Mint Twist Collection.

Gift Card Holder by Trudi Harrison

Kaisercraft Products: Mint Twist – P930 Peppermint, P934 Ho Ho Ho, PS232 To Froms, CT724 Collectables
Other: Ribbon 

You will also require:

Scoring Tool, Ruler, Pencil & Eraser, Hole Punch, Adhesive

The actual basis of the gift card holder can been created from a 12″ x 12″ sheet of patterned paper or cardstock – I used Mint Twist P930 Peppermint for mine.  Double Side patterned papers work really well.

The concept also works well if you wanted to create a mini album instead of the gift card holder.  I have done this in the past by adding some photo’s in lieu of the gift card and sentiment.

The creative process is as follows to make a the basic 6” x 4” mini album/gift card holder.  This of course can be altered depending on the size you wish to make.

Taking your 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock – draw a faint pencil line to divide in half, then measure 4” up along both edges and draw a faint line across. Measure another 4” up and draw another faint line across. Refer to the following diagram showing lines.

Now remove the following piece so it looks as shown below.

**For a gift card holder I also remove the top 6″ x 4″ piece as well but for a mini album, I leave this piece attached so there is an additional folded flap for added photos.**

Score along where the broken lines are and then fold.

Opening up, trim the top piece approx 1.5 cm in from the right hand edge

Now punch two small holes along the back right hand edge

Fold cover over, line up and punch holes in the front cover.

Decorate/embellish the card holder in a theme which suits the occassion.

Happy Creating!!

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Kaisercraft Layouts

Mint Twist Layouts…

September 17, 2012

Hi everyone, check out these amazing layouts from Adriana Bolzon, Trudi Harrison & Michelle Winston created with the super fun Mint Twist collection.

“ I Believe” Layout by Adriana Bolzon   

Kaisercraft Materials Used: Mint Twist Paper Collection- P932 Twist & Twirl, P928 Rudolph, CT724 Collectables, EM990 Epoxy Stickers, P933 Candy Stripe, P931 Trimmings, SS152 Sticker Sheet Pennants, CS845 Clear Stamps.  

Other: Diecuts, white cardstock, Twine, foam tape.

 Adriana says:
“I created a page of my daughter aged about 3 years old, blowing a kiss for Santa, “I believe in and love Santa” she would say. This paper collection is so bright and cheerful, great for kids Christmas layouts and projects.”

Happy day everyone :)

 “Ho Ho Ho! Santa!” Layout by Michelle Winston

 “Merry Christmas” Layout by Michelle Winston

Kaisercraft Materials Used: Mint Twist Paper – Twine P929, Trimmings P931, Candy Stripe P933, Rudolph P928; Mint Twist Collectables CT724; Mint Twist Rub Ons RB973; Mint Twist Paper Pad PP878; Foam Tape T303.
Other: cardstock, ink. 

Michelle says:
“My local shopping centre uses the blue and silver colour scheme for Santa photos, and this is always hard to scrap with traditional Christmas colours – the blues, greens and pinks of the Mint Twist Collection just made my scrapping a whole lot easier!”

‘I Believe in Santa’ Layout by Trudi Harrison

Kaisercraft Products: Mint Twist – P929 Twine, P931 Trimmings, P932 Twist & Twirl, SS151 Sticker Sheet Numbers, PP878 Paper Pad, CT724 Collectables

Other: Twine

Trudi Says:
“The bright non traditional colours of the Mint Twist Collection are such a fantastic modern ‘twist’ for scrapping our festive memories.  A fun, festive bunting was created by layering lots of the collectable elements together”.

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Kaisercraft Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip – Repurposed Strawberry Container

September 11, 2012

Good morning! It’s Sam Hauzer here with today’s Tuesday Tip. This one is good for kids crafts too – Repurposed Strawberry Containers!  At our house, we rarely throw away anything that can be redecorated. There is something very satisfying about turning something that was destined for the bin, into something cute and useful. And lets face it, when you’ve got kids who are crazy about crafting, it’s much easier to give them some old containers to decorate than to let them loose in your BTP stash!

With Christmas coming up, and a big bag full of empty strawberry containers, I decided to make a cute little gift box using the Mint Twist collection. All it took was a few scraps of patterned paper, ribbon, bling and die cuts to turn this empty container…

Into this gift box…

Kaisercraft products used – Mint Twist P930 Peppermint, P931 Trimmings, CT724 Collectables, Paper Flower F610 Poppy, Rhinestone Strips RS455 Lime. Other – Ribbon, black pen.

To make the die cuts stand up, I simply attached a bent strip of card (cut from the Collectables packaging), to the back of the die cut shapes, and attached it to the top of the container. Instead of die cuts, you could top it with flowers, or anything else you like, the possibilities are endless!

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