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Romantique Set of Six Cards with Instructions

November 23, 2017

I love to make co-ordinating sets of cards.  Once I have the design I think it makes good sense to repeat it and make multiples.  This way I have more cards to share with family and friends.  Today I am sharing the instructions to make a set of six cards using the Romantique Collection.  Each card follows the same basic design, but is slightly different.  These cards are found in this month’s Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine which can be dowloaded here.  Full instructions are also include in the magazine.

Kaisercraft Romantique Set of Six Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products you Will Need:

  • PP1032 Paper Pad
  • CT894 Collectables
  • Decorative Dies – DD705 Swirl Flourish, DD547 Circle Vines, DD757 Large Flourishes, DD753 Nesting Stitched Rectangle, DD793 Ornate Pack 1
  • DD793Pearls – Chino,
  • F658 Mini Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink,
  • BRB606 Organza Ribbon,
  • PT227 Glitter Tape – Gold,
  • CD511 C6 Card pack – White,
  • GC105 Glitter Card Stock – Champagne.
  • Other: Cheese Cloth

Kaisercraft Romantique Set of Six Cards by Alicia McNamara

Steps to Make the Set of Six Cards:

  1. Select 5 papers from the Paper Pad and cut out with the largest Nesting Stitched Rectangle Die. Adhere to the front cover of each of the C6 Card bases and trim the Card Base to fit the Nesting Die exactly.
  2. Take gold foil lace paper from Paper Pad and cut into strips. Adhere one lace strip onto each card next to some gold Glitter tape vertically to the left-hand side of the page.
  3. Select another 5 papers from the Paper Pad and cut out with the 8cm x 10cm (3 inches x 4 inches) Nesting Stitched Rectangle Die. Layer onto the centre left-hand side of the card with foam tape.
  4. Cut six photo corners from the Ornate Pack 1 Decorative Die out of Champagne Glitter Card Stock and adhere to each card in the top right-hand corner.
  5. Fussy cut six gold frames from GOLD FRAMES – GOLD FOIL 12×12 paper
  6. Cut 2 x Large Flourish Dies, 1 Swirl Flourish Die and 1 Circle Vine Die from paper in Paper Pad. Layer dies under gold frames with cheese cloth. Mount gold fames with foam tape.
  7. Fussy cut some floral clusters, birds on a branch and butterflies from PARISIAN. Layer fussy cut images and collectables onto front of cards. Choose a sentiment for each card from the Paper Pad or Collectables and adhere to card in the bottom right hand corner of the card.
  8. Embellish with Dusty Pink Mini Paper Blooms, Chino Pearls and Organza Bows.

Kaisercraft Romantique Set of Six Cards by Alicia McNamara

The Romantique Collection is just the prettiest…I adore the gold touches and the romantic images.

Kaisercraft Romantique Set of Six Cards by Alicia McNamara Kaisercraft Romantique Set of Six Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Romantique Set of Six Cards by Alicia McNamara

 

Let me know if you decide to re-create these cards or use them as inspiration for your own design.  I would love to see what you make.

Happy crafting,

Alicia : )

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Alicia McNamara Romantique Scrapbooking layout

Romantique Layout with Process Video by Alicia

November 17, 2017

Are you loving the Romantique Collection as much as I am?

There are lots of lovely pastel colours in this collection, but today I picked out the more natural tones to suit my photograph.

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

This collection has a beautiful page of butterflies.  I adore butterflies and I love to use them in my projects.  They make creating so easy.  I fussy cut some from this paper and then used them in my Layout.

P2426 Primrose

Templates

I also wanted to use a new Template:

IT455 6×6 Designer Template – Fleur Damask

and one of my old favourites:

IT001 Designer Templates – Cherry Blossom

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

I filmed a Process Video of how I made the layout if you would like to take a look…

Decorative Dies

I used two Decorative Dies in my Layout:

DD547 – Circle Vines

and my trusty favourite:

DD757 Large Flourishes

I wove these dies in and out of the butterflies in my diagonal design.

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

Wooden Flourishes

I painted some Wooden Flourishes with Gold paint and added them into the design.

FL613 Flourish Pack – Pretty

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

Mini Paper Blooms

I also added in some Mini Paper Blooms for added texture:

F645 – Honey

F644 – Coconut

Kaisercraft Romantique Layout by Alicia McNamara

I hope you like the layout.  I am in love with the Romantique Collection and I had a lovely time putting together my layout.

Have you visited my You Tube channel? If you love Kaisercraft products like me you might enjoy my videos.  See them all here.

Happy Crafting,

Alicia : )

Kaisercraft Products: P2426 Primrose | P2428 Boutique | P2425 Bourdoir | FL613 Flourish Pack – Pretty | DD547 Decorative Die – Circle Vines | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | F645 Mini Paper Blooms – Honey | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut | CD110 12 x 12 Card Stock – Mocha | CB153 Corrugated Cardboard | KC050 Kaiser Colour – Metallic Gold Paint | IT455 6×6 Designer Template – Fleur Damask | IT001 Designer Templates – Cherry Blossom |

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Alicia McNamara Mini Album Rose Avenue

Rose Avenue Mini Album with Process Video

October 16, 2017

Do you ever have a few memorable photos that you think deserve a special Album? Do you ever create or decorate Mini Albums? Mini Albums are perfect for showcasing little collections of photographs.  Today I am sharing how to make a Small Polaroid Mini Album for four photos using Kaisercraft’s Rose Avenue Collection.  I filmed the process for making this Album so you can see exactly how it came together.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Being a Mum of two precious boys I don’t have a lot of pink girly photographs in my personal collection or a lot of pink girly things in my home.  Even though I am a girly-girl at heart, most of my photos have blue-t-shirts, caps, balls and boys toys in them.  Luckily I do have friends that have little girls and I do happen to have some friends that are very talented at hosting amazing birthday parties.

When one of my friend’s said her little girl’s first birthday party was going to be a ballerina theme I did get a little bit excited.  Especially as this particular friend is an amazing cook as well and I certainly wasn’t disappointed! The party was gorgeous and the food just blew me away.  My friend hand-made everything (including the cake) and I took lots of photographs on the day of all the lovely pink, ballerina food.  All of this meant that I had a collection of yummy pink party food photographs and I thought they deserved a special place in a Mini Album.

Rose Avenue Collection

The Rose Avenue Collection is perfect for scrapping those girly-girl photos.  It is filled with Shabby Chic gorgeousness – roses, butterflies and lots of pretty pastel colours.  For this Mini Album I chose to use Kaisercraft’s Small Polaroid Album.  It is just the right design for whipping up a quick Mini Album to showcase four special photographs.  I used one 12×12 Paper for this project and one page from the Paper Pad.

How I made the Album

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

To begin with I inked the chipboard album in Pink ink.  Then I used paint and texture paste to paint over the top of the pink ink through this template to create a textured pattern on the chipboard album.I’m a big fan of swirls and flourishes…there is something that I love about them…and this new Template from Kaisercraft SWIRL FLOURISH is just divine.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

I adhered my photographs onto 12×12 Paper WOOD PANELS and then it was just a simple matter of gluing the photo and the frame together.

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Once the pages of the Album were assembled I was up to the decorating part.  I used a variety of Mini Paper Blooms, Fussy-cut Roses, Wooden Flourishes, Flourish Die Cuts and Cheese Cloth scraps to decorate each page.  Here is the Process Video that shows exactly how I made the Album:

This Mini Album will be the perfect gift for my friend….I hope she likes it : )

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Mini Album By Alicia McNamara

  Kaisercraft Products:

P2409 Wood Panels | PP1030 Paper Pad | IP725 Ink Pad – Petal Pink | FL600 Garden Flourish Pack | 6×6 Designer Template – Swirl Flourish | DD757 Decorative Die – Large Flourishes | KC013 Kaiser Colour – Dusty Pink Paint | F658 Mini Paper Blooms – Dusty Pink | F657 Mini Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut | GC104 Glitter Card Stock – Crystal | M008 Album Rings – Silver | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | Other: Texture Paste | Cheese Cloth | 

What are your thoughts?  Do you like to make Mini Albums?  Are you loving the new Rose Avenue Collection?

Let me know in the comments.

Happy Crafting : )

Alicia xoxo

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Alicia McNamara Card Making Christmas Tuesday Tutorials Videos

DIY Clean and Simple Christmas Cards

September 19, 2017

Hello Kaisercraft Friends,

Today I’m sharing a Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Clean and Simple Christmas Cards.  These cards are perfect for mass production.  They are quick to make, sparkly and can be made in any colour you choose!  I filmed a Video Tutorial on how I made these cards so you can see exactly how I put them together.

DIY Clean and Simple Christmas Cards

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products you will need:

Glitter Card Stock in three colours…

GC109 Emerald, GC107 Golden, GC120 Ruby

DD321 Decorative Die – Merry Christmas

IT021 Mini Designer Template – Flourish Tree

Kaiser Colour Paint in three colours…

KC050 Metallic Gold, KC028 Green, KC009 Red

CD511 Card Pack C6 – White

T321 Acid Free Craft Glue

(You will also need texture paste)

3 Easy Steps to Make the Cards

1. Mix Paint with Textured Paste and smooth over the top of the template and onto the card bases.

Hints: When mixing the paint and texture paste do not use too much paint.  You want it to be mostly texture paste with just enough paint to give you the colour you want.  If you make the mixture too runny it will seep under the template and ruin your image.  Also make sure you clean your template between colours and immediately after use. When you clean it do it very carefully with a baby wipe or paper towel and water.  Then pat it dry gently.  You don’t want to lift up the delicate swirls in the image which can be easily done if you are too rough with the template.

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

2. Die Cut the “Merry Christmas” sentiment out of Glitter Card Stock.

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

3. Adhere the sentiment with glue

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Oh my! Is it really that easy? Yes it is!

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

These cards are very quick to make!

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I chose red, green and gold, but you don’t have to stop there.  Kaisercraft makes Glitter Card Stock in 20 colours!!  Imagine the possibilities!

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

They are also quite fun to make and you could easily make a bulk set of 20 cards or more.

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Feel free to copy this design, or use it as inspiration.

Happy Crafting : )

Alicia

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Alicia McNamara Christmas Jewel Donna Espiritu Kavitha Layouts

Sparkly Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Projects

August 23, 2017

Christmas crafting is all about a bit of sparkle right? Who doesn’t love to add some silvery foil and glitter accents to their Christmas projects? With the gorgeous Christmas Jewel Collection you can easily whip up something sparkly for Christmas.  Today our Design Team are showcasing their beautiful projects created with Christmas Jewel.  Let’s take a look at their creations…

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”Christmas Wishes” Christmas Jewel Layout ~ by Rikki Graziani

Kaisercraft Products: Christmas Jewel Collection: P2361 Silver Poinsettia | P2362 Gilded Snowflakes | P2365 Ornate Garland | PP1025 Paper PAd | CT887 Collectables| RB700 Silver Rhinestones| DD591 Layered Baubles

“Magic Of Christmas” Christmas Jewel Layout ~ By Kylie Kingham

Kaisercraft Products: P2361 Silver Poinsettia | P2366 Silver Swirl | SS344 Sticker Sheet | PP1025 Paper Pad | CT887 Collectables | DD960 Snowflakes & Stars Die Stamp Set | GC116 Blossom | GC104 Crystal | GC103 Platinum | DD705 Swirl Flourish.

Other: Vellum, embossing powder.

‘Merry Memories’ Christmas Jewel Layout ~ by Donna Espiritu

 

Kaisercraft Products: P2362 Gilded Snowflakes | P2368 Holiday Wishes | P2363 Carols | P2366 Silver Swirl | PP1025 paper pad | IT451 Tile Pattern 6×6 Designer Template | IP732 Orchid | SS344 Christmas Jewel – Sticker Sheet | CT344 Collectables – Christmas Jewel | RS456 Lilac | F660 Mini paper blooms | T302 Foam tape  | T315 Double-sided tape | T321 Acid-free craft glue 

Other: Glimmer Mist

“Believe” Christmas Jewel Layout ~ By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2365 Ornate Garden | CT887 Collectables | DD960 Snowflakes and Stars Die and Stamp Set | GC103 Glitter Card Stock – Platinum | DD 402 Decorative Die – Believe | DD535 Decorative Die – Wreath | FL606 Flourish Pack – Fancy Christmas | SB700 Rhinestones – Silver | IP732 Ink Pad – Orchid | Other: Silver Embossing Powder | Sparklets |

“Christmas jewels” notecards – By Kavitha

Kaisercraft Products: Christmas jewel 6.5″ paper pad PP1025 | Collectables  CT887 | Cardpack C6 white  CD511 | GC103 Glitter Card Stock – Platinum

Mini Album By Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Kaisercraft Products: P2362 – Gilded Snowflakes | P2364 – Winter Wonderland | P2367 – Prancing | P2368 – Holiday Wishes | P2369 – Glimmering | SS344 – Sticker Sheet | CT887 – Collectables | PT230 Glitter Tape – Lilac | SB785 Pearls – Lavender | SB700 Rhinestones – Silver | SB705 Rhinestones – Lilac | GC103 Glitter Cardstock – Platinum | GC114 Glitter Cardstock – Amethyst

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Have the Design Team inspired you to create something sparkly?  If you have purchased the gorgeous Christmas Jewel collection make sure you share your projects with us on Social Media by tagging Kaisercraft or on our own private Facebook Group Kaisercraft Corner.  The earlier we start on our Christmas projects the more organised we will be in December!

Happy Crafting : )

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