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WONDERLAND – Layout Tutorial

September 17, 2018

Believe in the Magic of Christmas
Layout Tutorial 

On Friday last week we showed you how to use the Advent Specialty Foil page on the obvious product – An Advent Calendar.  

Today Alicia McNamara will share with you how she made this gorgeous Christmas layout also featuring the same Specialty Foil Page, PS538 | Advent Silver Foil.

Check out the detail – how gorgeous is this?


PS538 | Advent Silver Foil

Watch this process video as Alicia takes you through how she made this layout so you can create something similar.

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If you haven’t already picked up our gorgeous Wonderland collection don’t forget that you can buy it online here.

We’d love you to share with us some of your projects you create using this festive specialty page!

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Alicia McNamara Card Making Christmas

10 Cards in 5 Steps – Wonderland

September 11, 2018

Its the most WONDERFUL time of the year.

 It truly is as easy as following 5 simple steps to create 10 Christmas Cards.
Download FULL instructions to make these cards designed by Alicia McNamara by clicking the below image.

You will need the following products.  
If you don’t have them you can head over to our online store and grab a collection bundle.

 PAPERS: Wonderland Collection – P2597 Frost, P2598 Snowfall, P2599 Chilled, P2600 Snow Scene, P2603 Snow Crystals (x2), PS538 Advent – Silver Foil. 

KC PRODUCTS: Flourish Pack – FL632 Nordic, CT944 Collectables, SS370 Sticker Sheet, CS334 Clear Stamps, Rhinestones – SB700 Silver, Ink Pads – IP719 Black, IP727 Lagoon & IP726 Island, Square Card Pack – CD501 White. 



Step 1.
Cut Sentiments from SNOW CRYSTALS following the lines on the paper. 

Step 2.
Fussy cut hearts and triangles from CHILLED.

Step 3
Cut 10 Squares measuring 13cm x 13cm (5 inches x 5 inches) from FROST, SNOW SCENE and SNOWFALL. 
Ink edges with Lagoon Ink or Black Ink.

Step 4:
Adhere ten squares to base of cards.  Ink the edges of the card base with Island Ink.

Step 5:
Choose a sentiment for each card.


Here is a quick glimpse of each card that you can make.  Full colour instructions in the download.

  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year





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Alicia McNamara Card Making Kaisercraft Mountain Air

Card Set – Mountain Air

August 27, 2018

Are you struggling to find a manly man card suitable for your someone special – why not make one?
 This month’s MOUNTAIN AIR collection has got something for anyone into FISHNG, CAMPING, and the GREAT OUTDOORS.

Alicia McNamara has made this awesome card set, which could be changed up so many ways with the different design elements included in this collection.

Papers: Mountain Air Collection – P2585 Hero (reverse), P2582 Adventure, P2584 Brave (reverse), P2580 Rugged.
KC PRODUCTS: Flourish Pack – FL630 Adventurer, LDB1056 Foam Tape, T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue, Ink Pad – IP724 Bark,
CB153 Corrugated Cardboard, LDB1079 Natural Jute Cord, Pearls – SB791 Pewter, C6 Card Pack – CD512 Kraft.
Other: Hole Punch.


Cut three backgrounds for each card measuring 10 x 15cm (6″ x 4″) from the papers P2582 ADVENTURE (reverse), P2584 BRAVE (reverse) and P2580 RUGGED (reverse).

Ink edges with bark ink and adhere to base cards with double sided tape.

Cut corrugated cardboard strips measuring approximately 6″ x 2″ and in the edges using bark Ink.

Adhere horizontally across the base of cards using double sided tape to add dimension

Cut P2585 HERO (reverse) following sentiment lines.

Choose about three or four sentiments to layer onto each card base and ink with Bark Ink.

Position layers onto cards with a variety of double sided and foam tape.

Tie some twine into a hole-punched hole on each top layer.

Embellish with wooden flourishes and pewter pearls.

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Alicia McNamara Card Making Christmas Sparkle

Stamped Sparkle Christmas Cards

August 17, 2018

Send some SPARKLE-ly love this Christmas.

There is never a better time than now to start making that stash of Christmas Cards – as before we know it, the Christmas season will soon be upon us.  

With so much going digital and paperless there is nothing better than opening up your letterbox and finding a home made card – something that someone has spent time creating especially for you – plus it’s a welcome change to the usual bills.

PAPERS:  Sparkle Collection: P2591 Radiance, P2589 Glistening, P2588 Illuminate,
P2587 Shiny, P2593 Aglow
KC PRODUCT:  CS333 Clear Stamps, CT943 Collectables, CD510 Black C6 Card Pack,
PL505 Latte Pearl Strips, FL631 Flourish Pack Shine, SS369 Sticker Sheet.


Today we share with you three cards that Alicia McNamara has created using using the Sparkle Coordinating Stamp Set.  

CS333 Clear Stamps



Stamp some clear stamped images of Large Christmas Tree, Small Christmas Trees and Baubles onto RADIANCE and GLISTENING. 


TIP:  Stamp or Emboss the image onto a patterned background for a different effect.

Fussy cut around each of these images.


Cut three 4″ X 6″ rectangles for the backgrounds from P2591 RADIANCE measuring 4×6 inches. 
Ink edges with Petal Pink Ink and mount onto base of cards with foam tape.


Cut three 4″ x 3.5″ rectangles from ILLUMINATE (reverse – reindeers).
Cut three 4″ x 2.5″ rectangles from GLISTENING.  

Position the black piece horizontally across the bottom half of each card. 
Layer the pink rectangle on top using foam tape.

Adhere a strip from the sticker sheet across the bottom
Repeat for on other two cards.



 Add a sticker sheet to top and bottom of layered rectangles. 
Apply Latte Pearl Strips horizontally to layers on cards.


Layer all stamped images onto SHINY (Reverse) and fussy cut around leaving a thin black border. 


Choose Collectables to compliment the stamped images. 
Tie organza ribbon onto the three baubles. 
Position collectables and stamped images onto cards with a variety of double-sided and foam tape.

Choose a Wooden Flourish for each card and ink with a Petal Pink Ink.  Glue to desired position.


Cut AGLOW (Reverse) to 3 rectangles measuring 4×6 inches for inside of cards. 
Stamp sentiment onto rectangle and then adhere to inside of card.


 Click HERE to download a set of these instructions if you would like to create these yourself.

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Alicia McNamara Hide and Seek Layouts Scrapbooking layout

How to Make a Baby Girl Layout – A Step By Step Tutorial

July 19, 2018

Do you love to scrap small children and baby photos as much as I do? Then you would be loving the newly released Hide and Seek Collection.

Today I am sharing a Step-By-Step Photo and Video Tutorial to explain exactly how I created this baby girl Layout.  These sweet (professional) photos I scrapped are of my friend’s third daughter.  I just adore what this talented photographer came up with and I love how the photos match perfectly with the Hide and Seek Collection by Kaisercraft.

In this post I will share what products are needed to re-create the layout, the Step-By-Step Photos and Written Instructions (for those who prefer to read), the Video Tutorial (for those who prefer to watch) and finally some photos of the completed Layout.

I hope you enjoy my post today : )

Kaisercraft Products

These are the Kaisercraft Products you will need to create this Baby Girl Layout:

P25559 Woods (Reverse)

P2565 Deer

CT940 Collectables

FL628 Flourish Pack – Woodlands

DD818 Floral Dream Catcher – Decorative Die

IT017 Mini Designer Template – Blossom

F641 Dusty Pink Paper Blooms

KC001 White Paint

F644 Coconut Mini Paper Blooms

IP725 Petal Pink Ink Pad

CD101 Coconut Card Stock

Baby Girl Layout ~ Step By Step Photo and Written Instructions

Step 1 –

Cut DEER in half so you can only see the pink section of paper.  Tear the edge of WOODS and adhere on top of DEER about 3 inches from top of page,  Trim totla page to 12 inches in length.

Step 2 –

Position photos over the top of torn edge.  One with foam tape and one with double-sided tape.

Step 3 –

Add some white paint mixed with Impasto medium through Blossom Template around photos.

Step 4 –

Add 4 pieces of Cheesecloth on top of where you applied the template around the photos.  This will form the base for embellishment clusters.  Position 3 Dusty Pink paper Blooms into top and bottom cluster.

Step 5 –

Position Collectables onto four clusters.

Step 6 –

Die cut Floral Dream catcher Decorative Die twice from White card stock.

Step 7 –

Position Decorative Die Cuts onto embellishment clusters

Step 8 –

Add in some leaves from Collectables (or fussy cut from paper).

Step 9 –

Ink Wooden Flourish Bunny with Petal Pink Ink and position with Coconut Mini Paper Blooms into Clusters.

Baby Girl Layout ~ Video Tutorial

Baby Girl Layout Step By Step Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Baby Girl Layout Step By Step Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Baby Girl Layout Step By Step Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Baby Girl Layout Step By Step Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Baby Girl Layout Step By Step Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Baby Girl Layout Step By Step Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I hope you have enjoyed my Tutorial and Layout.  If you choose to re-create this Baby Girl layout please share it with me so I can see it too.  I feel so rewarded when someone takes the time to re-create one of my designs.  This layout could be easily changed to a Baby Boy layout by choosing some different papers from the same collection and following the same process.

Have a lovely crafty day : )

Alicia xoxo

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