Browsing Tag

pearls

Layouts

Be Merry

September 3, 2010

Monika, Camilla, and Christy sharing a few layouts with you today using the Be Merry Collection.  Bright, cheery, fun is the best way to describe these papers, perfect for so many Christmas projects!

Christy:  Keeping the focus on the pictures I used some of the “B” sides of these papers taking advantage of the wonderful traditional Christmas colors we associated with this Holiday.  My little guy is such a character and watching him open his gifts this year was a blast.  He finally understands the meaning of the word “present” and his love for life is a gift in itself.

Product List:

Patterned Paper:  Be Merry P559 & p560
Chipboard:  Be Merry CB114
Alphabet Stickers:  Kaisercraft AS221 White, MA508 Cherry
Fiber:  Shabby Green Door

Camilla: The colours of Be Merry are so bright and clear. Love it! The buns in my photos are saffron buns, which are called lussekatter or lussebullar in Swedish. They are delicious. We always makes them for December 13th when we celebrate Lucia in Sweden.

Layout “Lussekatter” – Camilla Ekman: Be Merry papers: Cheer (P558), Chirpy (P559); Rubons (RB876); Mini Alpha Stickers – cherry red (MA508); Journal Tags (JT605); Alpha Stickers – red (AS224); Pearls – snow (SB794)

Other: Magnolia and Qk dies

Monika: The colors of the be Merry collection are so bright and happy which is why I chose a photo that has a bit less color. This makes the layout more harmonic and both the bright colors and the photo gets the attention. I cut out the glittery leaves from the Bliss Specialty paper and placed them behind the flowers.

Items used:
Be Merry collection: Happy P560, Glee P557, Joy P556, Delight P561, Bliss Specialty paper PS114, Chipboard CB114, Journal Tags JT605, Paper pad PP829, Paper Flowers Poppy F610, Grosgrain ribbon R1605, Lace EM926 White.

Other:  Flower

Post to Twitter

Beyond the Page

Let’s Go Beyond The Page!

July 30, 2010

Christy here joining you today to share a mini album I put together using the Lush collection and long ticket album from Kaisercraft’s long list of Beyond The Page items.  My husband and I honeymooned several years ago in Hawaii and the papers in this collection remind me so much of our trip.  The tropical feel brings back so many memories, oh how I wish we could go back.  When I make a mini album such as this I like to sand off the edges of my paper to give it a clean look.  This wood album allows for that process to work wonderfully giving a nice crisp edge to the covered pages.

Kaiser’s paints are an excellent way to spice up your wood flourishes.  In addition to painting my wood vines I also added a bit of ink to the edges to give it a finished look.

Product List:  Long Ticket AlbumSB2060, Patterned Papers- Lush, Lush Rub-ons RB867 & RB868, Lush Paperclip Embellishments EM919, Lush Diecuts DC321, Lush Chipboard CB110, Wood Flourishes Vines FL303, Kaisercraft Paint  Sage KC025, Pearls Chocolate SB792 & Latte SB715, Mini Alpha Stickers MA501.

Post to Twitter

Beyond the Page Papercraft

A Mini and a Notebook with Lush

July 19, 2010

Happy Monday!

Camilla and LG here with some BTP project to share with you all.

The Lush collection has fantastic colours and patterns. As soon as I saw it, I decided to make a mini-album with the papers and all the embellishments that complements the collection. The Long Tabbed Album has these fun tabs which gives the album an interesting shape. Have you noticed that Kaisercraft has a lot of clear stamps? I got an idea for my mini from them. If you look at the cover of my mini, you can see that I have used a stamp from the Memory boxes set. It says: “4 reasons you are totally unique”. I just had to make a mini about my boy!

BTP “Unik” – Camilla Ekman: Long Tabbed Journal (SB2016);Lush papers: Cherry Blossom (P532), Bamboo (P536), Bonzai (P535), Japonica (P534), Maple (P537); clearstamp – grid (CS755); clearstamps – Memoryboxes (CS703); mini alphas – black & white (MA501); embellishment pack – Lush (EM919); printed chipboard – Lush (CB110); 6”paperpad (PP825); rubons (RB867); grosgrain ribbon – ocean (RI609); organza ribbon – red (RI616); wood flourishes – birds (FL304); alpha stickers – powder blue (AS219); flowers – baby blue (F614); rhinestones – orange (SB710)

Using the same Long Tabbed Journal, LG made this refillable notebook. Here’s what she has to say:

“I have been scrapbooking for over a year now and I humbly admit that BTP’s is not something I do that often but who can’t resist Kaisercraft’s gorgeous BTPs. The Long Journal Tabbed is one of my favorites. The shape and the tabs inspired me to create a notebook for myself. The papers inside can be refilled because I have used an album ring.”

BTP “Notes” – LG Belarmino: Long Tabbed Journal (SB2016), Kaisercraft Lush Paper Collection, Lush Collection Printed Chipboard (CB110), Lush Collection Colour Rub ons (RB868) and Black&White Rub ons (RB867), Lush Collection Clear Stamp (CS746), Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes Birds (FL304) and Leaves (FL301), Kaisercraft Alpha Sticker (Brown and Tangerine), Grosgrain Ribbons (RI609 and RI606), Organza Ribbon (RI616), Rhinestones (SB710)

I used my Watercolor Pencils to color some parts  of the Black & White Rub ons and the wooden flourishes




Post to Twitter

Beyond the Page

Jungle Bug Mini Album & Card

June 18, 2010

The Kaisercraft Leaf Album {SB2075} is the perfect little album to use with the Jungle Bug collection….those little bugs are beautiful and make gorgeous embellishments for a little boy album!

For this project I found the 6 x 6 paper pad so helpful…there are lots and lots of embellishments and tags in the back of the paper pad – just perfect to use in projects such as this one! If you haven’t purchased a 6 x 6 paper pad as yet, it is time…you will be surprised and delighted with what you find inside !

I used embellishments from the Jungle Bug Embellishment Pack {EM916} and some Die-cut Elements {DC318} to decorate the front cover of this little album. And {off course} I used my favourite technique, fake stitching, around the edges of the front page. The Kaisercraft File Set {T306} is an absolute must for finishing off the cut-out parts of this album.

Out Bugging Me Mini Album – Elizna Parsons: Jungle Bug papers, Rub-ons {RB862}, Die-cut Elements {DC318}, Paper Pad {PP822}, Embellishment Pack {EM916}, Pearls, Rhinestones

For the rest of the album I kept the design simplistic with only one photo per page. I have used lots of embellishments from the 6×6 paper pad throughout this project. This album will make a lovely gift for a special friend.

I also made this card with the Jungle Bug collection:

Card – Elizna Parsons: Jungle Bug papers, Embellishment pack & ribbon, Kaisercraft rub-ons {RB812 & RB809}

Jungle Bug is such a playful collection – I don’t think one can ever have enough of this gorgeous range…

Post to Twitter

Card Making

Congratulations Kaisercraft

June 17, 2010

Congratulations on producing the fantastic range that is ‘Le Chateau’!

I adore this range-the colours are perfect, soft and subtle, and those bird cages and keys are fabulous. So when a friend asked me to make a special card for her daughter’s university graduation I had no hesitation in using this range. And my friend loved the card so much she bought me a fantastic rich chocolate cake from a french patisserie-RESULT!!

Pam Thorburn Congratulations card. LE CHATEAU 6x6 paper pad. Diecuts,Pearl Strip, organza ribbon, rub ons, inks

And while my friend’s daughter has just graduated from University, mine is about to start. She will be leaving home to study in Aberdeen. When I saw the new Kaisercrafts wooden embellishments, including the bird cage and birds I thought they would be perfect for a layout about Emily leaving home.

Pam Thorburn 'Leaving the Nest' kaisercrafts 'Le Chateau' papers, wooden embellishments, paper flowers, rub on birds, pearls, brad, handmade flower, inks

The large flower is simply made by cutting some circles (of decreasing sizes) from chiffon. Heat the edges with a heat gun (or a candle if you are REALLY careful!!). The edges will crinkle up giving the circles some dimension. Sew the circles together and add a button, brad, or pearl centre. Easy-and so pretty!

And how do you get a bird rub-on to soar above your page? That’s easy too! Apply the run on to a piece of acetate-I use old packaging. Cut out around the bird. Now cut a thin strip of acetate about  0.5 cm by 6 cm. fold this acetate strip to form a Z shape. Cut a slot in your page and feed one end of the strip through to the first crease mark, Adhere to the back of the page. Glue  the back of the bird to the other end of the strip. If you look closely to this next picture you can see how it’s done.

Acetate tab to make your bird fly high!

Post to Twitter