Beyond the Page

Unexpected Love…

January 12, 2011

This month’s fabulous new collection “Love Notes”, is an absolute pleasure to play with!  And like every collection here at Kaisercraft, you can use it to create projects that you may not immediately associate it with. 

Today, Trudi and I would like to share projects that go beyond the page.

When I first saw this collection, I definitely wanted to build an album for my pre-teen daughter.  Tweens are “into” hot pink and black?  Right?! LOL!  So this new range was perfect for her.

“Love” album by Leanne Allinson: Love Notes collection.  Album – love (sb132); adore (p606), dreamy (p607), love song (p605); clear stamps – love notes (cs769); ink – black (ip707), hot pink (ip713); rhinestone strip – hot pink (rs454); pearl flourish – black (pl518); journal tags (jt612); grosgrain ribbon – monochrome (ri601); album ring – sandstone (mo17); paint – black (kc031).  Other: embroidery floss; blue pen; paperclip heart; heart punch.

To make the album more “girly” rather than “sweetheart”, I’ve added some grungy paper beads to the front cover and instead of several album rings, I’ve used just one and tied the rest of the album together with ribbon.


Now she has a place to store special photos of her school friends and to write down her own memories during her school years.

Trudi has also created a mini album.

A ‘funky hearts’ album of love dedicated to her young niece and nephew.

‘Cherubs’ by Trudi Harrison

‘Cherubs’ Mini Album by Trudi Harrison.  Materials Used: Love Notes Collection Patterned Papers Dedicate (P603), Promise (P604), Love Song (P605), Dreamy (P607), Affection (P609), Die Cuts (DC332), Journal Tags (JT602),  Printed Chipboard (CB120); Wood Flourishes – Keys (FL306) Fancy Hearts Packaging (FL316); Pearls – Hot Pink; Ink – Hot Pink & Black; Grosgrain Ribbon; Mini Clear Stamp – Gift of Love (CS932); Funky Hearts Album.

My album is dedicated to my young niece and nephew, who I just happen to think as delightful little cherubs.    

I opted for a softer ‘sweetheart’ version for my album.  The darker grey colour of the Love Song patterned paper was introduced for contrast and to also balance the ‘girly’ factor of the pink tonings.   After all,  the album is for a girl and boy.  

Embellishing has been created from the Love Notes Collection.  Various hearts have been cut from the Dedicate and Affection patterned papers and coordinated with small strips of patterned paper, die cuts, printed chipboard accents and journal tag. 

Kaisercraft grosgrain ribbon, mini sentiment stamp, Wood Flourishes -Key and  fancy scrolls cut from the reverse of the Wood Flourishes – Fancy Hearts packaging, finish it off.


Where will Love Notes take you on your next unexpected creative journey?

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  • Reply Robin Hanning January 12, 2011 at 8:02 am

    ooh la la!

  • Reply Facebook User January 13, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Wow Leanne your LOVE album looks fabulous. Love the retro chic makeover and those grungy paper beads look so cool!

  • Reply Kerryn January 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Fabulous albums ladies!!!

  • Reply Facebook User January 14, 2011 at 4:52 am

    So very very cool.

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