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Cathy McGrath

Card Making Everlasting Tutorial Videos

Shaker Card Tutorial

December 11, 2018

Hello, Cathy here with you.

Shaker cards are a fun way to create interactive cards . Today I share

 how you can achieve an interactive card that is vintage inspired using your Kaisercraft dies.

 

KC PRODUCTS: PP1057 Paper Pad, CD501 Card Pack – White, DD360 Decorative Dies – Oval Vintage,
D508 Nesting Ovals, DD793 DIY Flora Leaves,
F658 Dusty Pink, F641 Dusty Pink,CD101 Kaisercard – Coconut, CD114 Kaisercard – Forest,
OTHER: Hemp, Flat Back Pearl, Sequins, Acetate

 

To create this card, view the video tutorial below.

 

 
To download the instructions please click on the main image.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scrap Studio Tutorials

Altered Box Tutorial

November 27, 2018

Altered Box by Cathy McGrath

Sometimes the way a gift is packaged can make all the difference.  Altering a plain box using a few elements

can add the ‘wow’ factor .  The box can then be used as a home decor piece to store trinkets,

cards or even your Kaisercraft supplies!

PAPERS: SCRAP STUDIO Collection: P2633 Worn, P2634 Torn, P2632 Authentic P2636 Frayed

KC PRODUCTS: FL636 Flourish Pack Artist, Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD651 Kraft,

Decorative Die- DD504 Doilies, DD705 Swirl Flourish DD484 DIY Flora Pansy and  DD493 DIY Flora Leaves, EF275 Victoriana,

Art Foam – SF902 Ivory and SF918 Hydrangea,  Ink Pads- IP724 Bark, IP751 Chocolate IP733 Green, SB714 Champagne, T314Double Sided Tape, T320 Craft Glue

OTHER: Versamark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Box 23 cm x 9 cm (9 1/8” x 3 ½”), hemp

 

“I was inspired by the papers of the collection to create something that had a vintage feel. The flowers and the embellishments

help to achieve this.” CM

How to create the vintage look.

Die cut large swirls from kraft cardstock. Emboss two using the Victoriana embossing folder and ink swirls using bark ink.

Create large and small ivory and hydrangea coloured artfoam flowers using the pansy decorative die.

Fussy cut butterflies from AUTHENTIC. Ink with bark ink and glue into position.

 

Follow the steps below to see how to alter your own box using this collection

  •   Cut WORN for box base. Ink edges using chocolate. Adhere using double sided tape. 22.5cm x 7.9cm (8 7/8” x 3 1/8”) and 15.2cm x 7.9cm (6“x 3 1/8”).

 

To purchase any of these products, visit your local stockist or

shop online at www.kaisercraftshop.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

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Art Foam Sheets Layouts Scrap Studio step by step Tutorial Videos

Foam Flower Tutorial with Bonus Layout.

November 13, 2018

Art Foam Flowers

We create for many different reasons,  sometimes for pleasure or perhaps to capture a precious memory or

occasion that has happened in our lives.

Finding the right paper or embellishment can help us to achieve the reason why we have started to create in the first place.

Creating flowers adds an element of beauty to layouts.  They can be used in both masculine and feminine layouts.

By making them feel ‘vintage’ you certainly can  see how effectively they  compliment photos and papers.

Varying the size of the flowers also adds interest to layouts .

To learn how to make these flowers, watch the tutorial below.

 

 

Believe In Your Dreams Layout

PAPERS: SCRAP STUDIO Collection: P2635 Gritty, P2638 , P2638 Tarnished, P2639 Splatter

KC PRODUCTS: Flourish Pack –  Artist FL636,  Art Foam SF902 Ivory, SF908 Blossom and SF919 Lagoon,

Decorative Die DIY Flora Pansy DD484, DIY Flora Leaves DD493, Doilies DD504,

Pearls- SB714 Champagne, Ink Pad – IP733 Green and IP753 Licorice, CS Script, Cardstock CD114 Forest and  CD101 Coconut,

T320 Craft Glue, Foam Tape T303, T330 Die Release Tool, T317 Craft Scissors

OTHER: Sponge Dauber, Sponge, Iron, White Stamens, Flower Shaping Stylus, Wooden Skewer

SCRAP STUDIO has background papers that are perfect to create masculine pages.

It has elements that can be fussy cut to help tell your story or just add something beautiful to a page.

By making my own vintage flowers, it creates cohesion to the look and feel of the overall design.

To recreate this layout , view the tutorial below.

 

This flower making technique can be used to create flowers  for card making and home decor projects as well.

Download the instructions for the above project below.

Instructions:  Foam Flowers

Instructions: Layout.

 

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Art Foam Sheets Decorative Dies Do not use this category Tutorial Tuesday

Art Foam Flower Tutorial

July 17, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week. I have been playing with some art foam, and I came up with some                         different ways of creating flowers using one die.

These three flowers were created using only two petals. But by making one alteration, three different flowers were created.

The above flower uses the largest petal from the die, die cut three times. It was shaped by scrunching the tops and                              embellished by using stamens in the centre.

The final two flowers use the smaller petal from the die. Their construction is the same except for the shaping of the petals.                    Another variation of flower from DIY Flora Gerbera die.

Below is a video tutorial explaining how each of these flowers was made.

 

Once you have created these beautiful flowers, it’s always wonderful to incorporate them into your projects.

 

‘Dream Big Tag’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Gypsy Rose Collection: PP1048 Paper Pad | Flourish Pack- FL628 Woodlands| Art Foam Sheets – SF908 Blossom| Decorative Die – DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera, DD499 Texture Burlap, DD607 Dream Big Word Pack| Mini Paper Bloom – F659 Sage and F658 Dusty Pink| Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD651 Kraft and CD101 Coconut| Pearls – SB714 Champagne |Ink Pads – IP725 Petal Pink, IP733 Green and IP724 Bark|T320 Craft Glue | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Size 8 Tag | Versafine Ink| Seam Binding| Ink Dauber | Foliage Die |Stamens| Hot Glue Gun

‘Stay Wild Card’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Hide and Seek Collection: PP1047 Paper Pad | CS330 Clear Stamp| Flourish Pack- FL628 Woodlands| Card Pack CD511 C6 White| Art Foam Sheets – SF909 Tulip| Decorative Die – DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera and DD753 Nesting Stitched Rectangles| Mini Paper Bloom – F659 Sage and F658 Dusty Pink| Cardstock CD114 Forest, CD168 Spruce, CD101 Coconut and CD141 Musk| Pearls – SB714 Champagne |Ink Pad – IP724 Bark |T320 Craft Glue | T321 Acid Free-Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: DD776 Detailed Doily | Versafine Ink| White Embossing Powder| Ink Dauber | Foliage Die |Stamens| Hot Glue Gun

 

I hope that you feel confident or inspired to make some art foam flowers and to use them in your future projects.

Have fun creating!

 

 

 

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Anthology Beyond the Page

Shadow Box

June 1, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a project which features one of the latest collections by Kaisercraft this month which is called Anthology. This collection features vintage inspired botanical images, gorgeous ephemera and stunning vintage papers. Today I am sharing a shadow box that I have created using some of the papers, the collectables and one of the specialty papers in the collection.

To create the actual shadow box, I selected an 8″ x 8″ canvas and used the reverse side of it. I selected the specialty paper called SHADOW BOX and measured then cut a section that I needed. Using a selection of the Kaisercolour paints, I painted the outside edges of the canvas to match the papers. Once dry, I glued them into place using soft matte gel.

To adhere the shadow box frame to the canvas, I measured a piece of paper from the collection and adhered this to the canvas and then marked onto the paper where the box lines would be. I attached double sided adhesive to some fun foam then measured and cut it into strips. I adhered these strips onto my lines and gradually built up my frames until they were all even with the top of the canvas before adhering the specialty paper layer.

To decorate inside each of the sections, I used some printed tape. I also used foam dots to add dimension to the collectable pieces.

I added some vintage trinkets from my stash to compliment the collection.

Inking the edges of the papers and the collectables adds to the vintage feel as well as enabling each component to stand out.

The metal corners add a nice finishing touch to the shadow box. These have been discontinued, but you might be able to

still buy them at some craft stores.

 

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: P2548 Herbs | P2547 Ornithology |PS528 Shadow Box | CT938 Collectables| Kaisercolour KC002 Antique White, KC032 Raw Umber| T310 Paint Brushes| T302 Foam Dots| T320 Craft Glue

Other: 8” x 8” Canvas | Printed Tape – TM801 Timeless | Metal Corners – TM807 Silver |Soft Matte Gel| Glossy Accents| Vintage Trinkets | Hemp| Craft Foam| Double Sides Adhesive  

Have a great week!

Hugs from Cathy

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