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Affirmation Cards – By Rikki G

January 2, 2019

Good morning how are you? Rikki here to kick off the new month and to share one of own new Kaisercraft Collections – Blessed – IN STORE NOW!!!!

Whats not to love about this collection…… the bright colours with a touch of gold foil, and as it title suggest its a collection that reminds you of what you should be thankful and BLESSED for, and with a New Year its a great collection to help you with this process.

So I am kicking off this reflection with some Affirmation Cards and maybe it might inspire you if your are doing this years #littleword……

 

PAPERS: EVERLASTING Collection: PP1059 Paper Pad, CT952 Collectables

KC PRODUCTS: IP743 Spearmint, IP740 Cotton Candy, IP736 Blush Ink Pad, CD650 Smooth White Cardstock, T321 Acid Free Craft Glue

 

 

Step 1: 

Cut some card stock to small squares I chose to 8.5 cm x 8.5 cm (4”x 4”)… I also used the KAISERCRAFT SMOOTH CARD STOCK, rather than one with a weave, I find that this works the best with the KAISER INK and water… so you dont see the layers of colour and water in between the weave. Plus it has minimal warping with it dries.

 

Step 2:

Place some KAISER INK onto some old packaging making sure the colour is on the plastic – mist with a little water…. and place onto the cardstock.

(To see this and how its done pop over to the Kaisercraft Youtube channel)

 

Step 3: 

Fussy cut some of the black and white flowers out of the PAPER PAD and also cut some black and white stripe paper into small feature strips, you can use the this pattern out of the PAPER PAD also.

Step 4: 

Now its time to construct the affirmation cards…….

 

To download instructions for above cards click HERE
Till next time have a creative day.

Rikki G xxxx

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Design Team Layouts

How to use a Die Cut Page.

October 17, 2018

Today the design team will share a few layouts using one the die cut paper CERAMIC.

Just looking at it there are so many different ideas floating in my mind of how to use this page.

Use the whole piece as a background
Cut the square out from the centre and use the outside as a frame
Use the 4 tiles in the middle as a whole or cut up separately and layer

Both Renee and Kasia have cut up segments of the border and used them in their layering of papers.

Captured in our heart Forever – Renee Aslett

Thankful, Grateful, Blessed – Kasia Leach

 

Lisa has used the whole die cut as a background for her layout

Blessed – Lisa Amiet

 

and Alicia has used the whole die cut, cut into two pieces and featured as the focal point of a double layout.

Thankful – Alicia McNamara

 If you have another way of using this die cut page, why not link to it in the comments below
or post in our Kaisercraft Corner Facebook Page.

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Card Making Design Team

Colouring Techniques

October 8, 2018

Hope you all have had a wonderful weekend.

Today we hope to inspire with a few cards that our design team have created using the Peachy Collection

Colouring in is fun for all ages and all of these cards feature different techniques.  
Kasia uses Copics, Lisa – Watercolours, Cathy – Watercolour markers
and Tatiana uses Gelatos which we now stock in our Kaisercraft Stores.

Whether it be colouring in of the roses from the awesome gloss specialty sheet o
r the gorgeous cluster featured in the coordinating clear stamp,
you can see how they have made a feature of these on their cards.

Follow the instructions to recreate one of these cards yourself
or Download full step by step instructions for each one by clicking on each of main images below.

 

THANK YOU – by KASIA LEACH

 

  • 1. Colour in 3 flowers from the Gloss Specialty paper. I coloured the roses with Copic Markers.
 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – by LISA AMIET

  • Use a square white card as your base. Cut a 14cm (5 ½”) piece from the burnt sienna paper from the PAPER PAD. Adhere to card base using double sided tape.

 

PEACHY CARD – by TATIANA YEMELYANENKO

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY – CATHY MCGRATH


 

 

 

 

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Life is as PEACHY as you make it.

October 3, 2018

Alicia McNamara has created these delicate, shabby chic inspired cards, using our new Peachy Collection.

Start each day with a Grateful Heart

There is Sunshine in My Soul

Happiness is being with You

or

just a simple Thank You

 

How nice it would be to receive one of these.  
Check out the cards in this card set below and if you would like to recreate these, you can download the instructions HERE.

 

 

 

 

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Card Making Design Team Father's Day Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom – What my Dad taught me.

August 29, 2018

 With Father’s Day coming up for us Aussie’s this weekend, its only fitting to share a little about some of our dads and a couple of Father’s Day Cards that our Design Team have created.

For me personally my dad has been someone who has encouraged me to believe in my own abilities and not to be afraid of trying something new – just go for it.  And as I say in the scrapbooking world – there are no such things as mistakes. But its a mistake if you don’t try.  There is always something new to learn.

Alicia McNamara

Words of Wisdom…..

“I think of my Dad as a very wise man and he has given me many pockets of wisdom throughout my life.  I remember when we were growing up every morning my Dad would leave for work and he would always say to us, “Study Hard”.  I think that has rubbed off on myself and my brother and sister.  We are all very driven and dedicated in our own ways.

My Dad is a farmer and a plumber.  He has worked hard his whole life.  He loves nature and animals.  He thinks its important to “get off the cement” and be surrounded by nature.  I am always reminded of this and because I live on the Gold Coast where there is a lot of “cement”.  I am constantly searching for ways I can get my own boys out into nature.

This is a photo of my Dad and I in 1982 at Coffs Harbour on a family holiday.  It is one of my favourite photos of us together.”

Instructions to make the above card in the slideshow below.
 Click on the little dots below or the arrows on the side for the next step.

  • Step 1: Cut Kraft Card Stock to 6 x 12 inches. Fold in half to make base card. Cut RUGGED to 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ inches. Ink edges with Bark Ink, adhere to card with foam tape. Cut Wooden Stump from Acetate sheet and stick to centre of card with double-sided tape.
 

 

Lisa Amiet
“My Dad is a funny kind of guy, taught me some not quite normal things I think.
My words of wisdom he taught me are:
1. If you can drive a car then you need to know how to change a tyre, check the fluids and keep it running.
2. Everybody gets a second chance from you, they burn you once, they get another try, burn you twice, you’re done. LOL
3. You can do anything if you put your mind to if you knuckle down and work for it.

My Dad taught me more about people than anything else” 

See below to see how Lisa has made his card for her dad.

  • Use a square white card, 14cm (5 ½”), as your base. Cut one piece 14 x 14cm (5 ½” x 5 ½”) from STRONG. Ink edges and adhere to card base.

 

Jowilna Nolte
Three things my dad taught me –

1. Always be 15 minutes early for any appointment – it shows respect and has served me really well in life
2. Hard work always pays off
3. A love of photography – seeing the world through a lens

Follow the simple step by steps instructions from Jowilna to recreate one of the above cards

  • Step 1: Trim your patterned paper BLUE JEANS and ADVENTURE to measure 12x12cm (5x5”) square.

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