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July sketch competition winner!

August 4, 2010

We had 38 amazing entries this month – using either of our 5 different sketches!

Check them all out here. We did have a few favourites…

Belinda Spencer – Up,Up & Away collection

Peg – Secret Bird Society collection

Roz Langridge – Shaken not stirred collection

Rachawa – Kbots, Rough&Tough, Thrillseeker, Extreme collections

And the winner is….


Katie, we loved your simplistic take on our sketch number 2 using our Marrakech collection. Just gorgeous Katie!

Katie, please email us your contact details along with your choice of collection to claim your prize!!

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Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip – 3D Lollipop flowers

July 13, 2010

I love making these fabulous lollypop flowers, they are a great inexpensive embellishment, that you can make yourself, to match your layout perfectly.

1. I start by cutting 3 or 4 circles( depending on the size of flower that you want) cut each circle a little smaller than the last. Tip: I use a fiskars circle template, but you could use any circle template, or even draw them freehand.

2. Once they are cut out, I like to distress the edges of the circles. I use my paper distresser, but you just as easily use a pair of scissors. I also crease and “rough up” the circles to make them look a little more like the petals of a flower.

3. I then use dimensional foam between the layers of the flowers, to give them a little more dimension, and then stick the layers together, from largest to smallest. I finish them off with a few Kaisercraft pearls in the centre.

Here is my layout using these flowers. They are so easy, and a lot of fun. So why not make some for your next layout.

Materials: Shaken not stirred paper collection, die cut elements, black pearls.

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Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip – Stamping Your Own Scalloped Borders

May 11, 2010

This week’s tip comes from DT member Christine Rumley!

Thanks Christine!

Scalloped borders are one of my favourite things to use on my scrapbook pages and cards right now and I really enjoy coming up with different ways to use the supplies I already have on hand.  Many of Kaisercraft’s gorgeous acrylic stamps and inks lend themselves perfectly to making your own unique scalloped borders. I’ll show you how!

Step 1. Choose a small circular stamp like this one from the Rewind stamp set and place it on an acrylic block.

Step 2. Ink up the stamp with one of Kaisercraft’s inks. I’ve used “Slate” (IP706) which matches the rewind paper collection beautifully.

Step 3. Stamp the image side by side to create a border.  I’ve stamped onto a scrap of frayed calico but paper would look great too.

I’ve used my stamped border to create this card using the Rewind paper collection and the “Birthday Cards” (RB811) rub-ons.

There are some great stamps in the Lilac Avenue set and in the Shaken Not Stirred set that would be great to try out using this technique too!

Above: Lilac Avenue Clear Stamps

Above: Shaken Not Stirred Clear Stamps

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Challenges Saturday Sketches

Saturday Sketch – April #2

April 10, 2010

Bottom layout by Rona Bailey: Shaken not stirred patterned papers, Shaken not stirred embellishment pack, shaken not stirred die cut elements, kaisercraft rub ons, kaisercraft rhinestones

“09” by Fran Tynan – using Devonshire & Pennyroyale papers, Numbered stamps, Dated stamps, kaiser flowers and brad.

Don’t forget to share your creations into our April sketch gallery – you can win a $25 collection pack!

At the end of April (30th April AEST) we will be selecting a winner from the April sketch gallery to win a $25 collection pack of their choice (6 patterned papers, die cut elements, alpha stickers and rub-on pack)!

Next up, a FREE template from Leah! Just click on the template/sketch below to download it, and you’re off and racing!

And here’s Leah’s layout using the Daydreams and Doodles kit:

And a layout from Sandra,

“I used the Camp Stoneybrook digital kit, I replaced the circle on the template by stamping with a brush and clipped a paper on it to color it”.

And here’s Chrissy’s layout:

“I mostly used the Loire Valley digi kit. For the background I used a paper from the kit, then added a photo on top and reduced the opacity. I made a duplicate layer of the photo and clipped it to a circle shape, keeping that photo layer at 100% opacity. I also clipped a paper to the title letters, then created a sticker look for them by adding an outline in black”.

And here’s Donna’s layout using the following:
Digital kits: Little Miss, Amour, Bloom, Daydreams & Doodles, Camp Stoneybrook, La-Di-Da printable alphas. Fonts – Century Gothic

“To achieve the background look, layer a pattern paper over a solid paper. Then erase most of the pattern paper with a soft brush and 25% opacity until you achieve your preferred look. Use the Marquee tool to cut off the edge of the alphas then place one over the other for an interesting design”.

Show us how you’ve used Leah’s digital template for your chance to win two digi mega kits of your choice, valued at $19.98. Before the end of the month, upload your creation here to be in the draw!

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Shaken Not Stirred

April 6, 2010

Hi everyone – hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

Today Sam and I have got a few “Shaken Not Stirred” layouts for you.  I really love the deep red and greys in this range – it’s look fantastic on pages as it’s such a classic looking colour combination.

This first LO is by the very talented Sam Hauzer – what  fantastic way to use die-cuts!!

You may only be someone….” by Sam Hauzer using Shaken Not Sirred papers and die-cuts.

These next 2 are by me. This first one I wanted to use the masculine colours to scrap this photo of my Dad and my son.“I love this photo” by Fran Tynan using Shaken Not Stirred papers, die-cuts, brad, chipboard alphabet & “Dated” stamps (alphabet stamps).

This next one I wanted to look a bit romantic – so again used that favourite deep red colour and the grey. I am running a bit low on my Shaken Not Stirred stash by now so I added a journalling spot from the “Pack Your Bags” collection and a flower from the “Devonshire” embellishment pack. I liked how the flower helped with the old-fashioned look.

“Remember this” by Fran Tynan using Shaken Not Stirred papers, Shaken Not Stirred 6×6″ paper pad, Pack Your Bags paper, Devonshire flower embellishment

If you have any Shaken Not Stirred creations we’d love to see them – just upload them to the Kaisercraft gallery!

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