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“Make Your Own Magic” ~ Fairy Garden Card

March 19, 2018

Hello! Donna here sharing today’s project using the beautiful Fairy Garden collection. I love the soft pastel colors, florals, butterflies and fairies in this collection. It’s perfect for whimsical and magical themed crafty projects.

For my project, I made this simple card with lots of fussy cutting. I splattered some white glimmer mist before adhering anything for a little bit of sparkle.

I used a polka dots paper from the 6.5 paper pad, cut it into a 1-inch strip and pleated it.

I fussy cut a couple of big floral images from the Moonstone paper and then mounted a die cut from the Collectables pack with foam tape for dimension. I also fussy cut some butterflies and fairies.

I also customized the envelope and the inside of the card with some papers from the 6.5 paper pad.

Kaisercraft Products: Fairy Garden Collection: P2495 Moonstone| CT932 Collectables | PP1039 Paper Pad | SS358 Sticker Sheet | CD511 White Card Pack | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue | T302 Foam Dots | T315  Double Sided Tape 

Other: White Thread, White Glimmer Mist

That’s all for today and I hope you liked my project!
Thanks for dropping by.

Happy crafting!


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Beach Shack Donna Espiritu Scrapbooking layout

“Bliss” Scrapbooking Layout by Donna Espiritu

February 19, 2018

Hello everyone. Donna here sharing a scrapbooking layout using the Beach Shack collection

I also used the Wooden Flourishes and Decorative Dies that coordinates with the collection.

Flourish Pack Beach 35pcs

Decorative Die – Porthole 

I don’t have much beach photos or I should rather say, no beach photos at all. But I remembered my dear friend took this photo of me and my family two years ago when we went to Al Wajh, Saudi Arabia. One of the oldest coastal city in north-western Saudi Arabia, situated on the coast of the Red Sea.

I printed two photos and placed it side by side like so. I mounted these with foam tapes for a bit of dimension.

I used one of the specialty papers in the Beach Shack collection as background. Then I brushed a combination of blue, teal, brown and black watercolors. Then magic happens as beautiful patterns in the paper are revealed.

I layered lots of die cuts or collectables underneath and around the two photos. The embellishment is a mixture of paper and wooden flourishes. I also used one paper from the 6 1/2 paper pad that has a wonderful shimmer to it. It’s difficult to capture but the shimmer is beautiful.

I added a thin, brown hemp afterward. I thought the layout needed something to contrast the blueish tone of the page. I placed the brown hemp underneath the photos and the embellishments.

This is quite a simple layout to make and I’m sure you can recreate this as well.


Kaisercraft Products: Beach Shack Collection: P2475 Pier | PS516 Mosaic |CT930 Collectables| Wooden Flourish Pack – FL618 – Beach| SS256 Sticker Sheet | Decorative Die – DD808 – Porthole | T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

 Other: Hemp| Doily| Thread | Watercolors

I would love to read your thoughts on my scrapbooking project today and your wonderful comments always warm my crafty heart! Thank you for dropping by!

Happy crafting,





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Documented Donna Espiritu Scrapbooking layout Tuesday Tutorials Tutorial Tuesday Tutorials

“Moment Captured” Scrapbook Layout by Donna Espiritu

January 23, 2018

Hello, everyone! It’s Donna here sharing a scrapbook layout I created using the Documented collection

I also incorporated a few Wooden Flourish pieces from different packs to embellish my scrapbooking project today




Here is my finished layout

I splattered a water-diluted white acrylic paint, some brown mists and watercolor to create the background

I first splattered the white acrylic paint followed by the brown watercolor. I let it sit for a few minutes before splattering the brown mist. I repeated this several times until I achieved the look I wanted

I preferred to leave the wooden flourishes bare/as is. I just added some pearls in the center.

The title is several layers of file I cut using an electronic cutting machine. A fine-tipped glue applicator is great to help for easy application of adhesive to small/tiny or intricate details.

To finish off the look, I scattered a mix of rhinestones and pearls all over the layout

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you liked my project using the Documented collection.

Happy crafting, xoDonnaxo


Kaisercraft products: Documented Collection – P2468 Desktop | CT898 Collectables | SS355 Sticker Sheet | SB715 Pearls – Latte | RS404 Rhinestones – Champagne | Wooden Flourishes – FL604 Bouquet, FL614 Provincial, FL600 Garden | F628 Paper Blooms – Honey | Mini-paper blooms – F644 Coconut, F645 Honey | CD101 Cardstock Coconut

Other: White Acrylic Paint, Thread, Doily, Watercolor Paint, Brown Mist, Electronic Cutting Machine, Cut file (Moment Captured)

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Challenges Donna Espiritu Tatiana Yemelyaneko

December Blog Challenge!

December 7, 2017

Given that it’s December, we’ve got a very festive blog challenge lined up for you all this month! Christmas cards are always a must do December project and we want to see your beautiful creations! Our challenge this month is to create a Christmas card using any current or previous Kaisercraft Christmas collection!

Your creation must feature at least 80% Kaisercraft products from any current or previous release Kaisercraft paper collection.

We’re looking forward to seeing your entries but first, some housekeeping for those who wish to play along…

  1.  Feel free to enter as many times as you like!
  2.  Your creation must feature at least 80% Kaisercraft products.
  3.  You may use any current or previous release Kaisercraft paper collection.
  4.  Link your finished project by creating a blog post on your personal blog or Facebook page, copy the link and add your name and link to the comments section at the bottom of this post. Alternatively, you can post your entry directly to our Facebook wall or send it directly through in a message or email

Entries close Sunday 31st December at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time, UTC +11)

You could be one of two luck winners to receive a Kaisercraft goodie pack.

Winners will be announced Friday 12th January 2018.

Take a look at our wonderful Design Team’s Christmas cards for inspiration!


“Pop Up Card’ by Cathy McGrath

Kaisercraft Products: Letters To Santa Collection – P2392 Poinsettia Garland|PP1028 Paper Pad |CT890 Collectables| Cardstock – CD135 Scarlet and CB155 Kraft | Pearls –  SB795 Red and SB796 Green| | Rhinestones –  RS447 Champagne |T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Electronic Cut File


Christmas Foliage Card by Kylie Kingham.

Kaisercraft Products: Mint Wishes- PP1029 Paper Pad | DD455 Holly Sprig | DD705 Swirl Flourish | DD707 Layered Flowers | GC103 Platinum | CD512 Kraft | SB794 Snow.


Christmas Card by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Kaisercraft Products: P2391 Carolers | P2388 Christmas Poinsettia | P2392 Poinsettia Garland | P2393 Holly & Berries | CT890 Collectables | FL609 Dear Santa | KM111 KaiserMist – White | SB795 Pearls –  Red | SB795 Rhinestones – Red | CD512 Kraft

Other: Sequins


“Peace, Love Joy” Christmas Card  ~ By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables | FL610 Flourish Pack | DD535 Decorative Die – Wreath | SB700 Rhinestones – Silver | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon | LDB1059 Natural Twine |

Other: Silver Foil Card | White Misting Spray | Cheese Cloth |

“All is bright” Christmas Card  ~ By Kavitha

Kaisercraft Products: PP1029 Paper Pad | CT891 Collectables | DD453 Decorative Die  – Music notes | GC103 Platinum | T302 Mounting Foam


Traditional Christmas Card by Mariusz Gierszewski

Kaisercraft Products: PP233 Letters To Santa| SS347 Stickers Sheet Letters To Santa|


“Season’s Greetings” Christmas Card  ~ By Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Letters To Santa Collection – PP1028 Paper Pad | SS347 Stickers Sheet | CT890 Collectables | CD512 Card Pack Kraft | T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Hemp

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Donna Espiritu Kaisercraft Traveler's Notebook wandering ivy

“My Everything” Traveler’s Notebook Spread by Donna Espiritu

December 4, 2017

Hello, lovelies! Donna here on the Kaisercraft blog today sharing a Traveler’s Notebook spread decorated with the brand new Wandering Ivy collection.

I love florals and this collection has tons of floral images and the shades of blue and purple tones that are just simply beautiful.

I also used the coordinating clear stamp in my project today.

First, I converted the photo I used into black and white so the colors will not clash with the colors in the Wandering Ivy collection.

I used a wooden background paper from the 6 1/2 paper pack and then I added another blue floral paper to fill in the gaps. I slightly stamped all over the background to add subtle texture using a couple of Kaisercraft inkpads.

I used the same blue floral paper as matting to the stack of photos. I like adding messy threads to most of my projects and this one is no exception.

I spare the center of the Traveler’s Notebook insert by not adhering anything to the middle.

This will keep it from not closing properly. Just cut the item accordingly if it will happen to be in the middle of the TN insert.

I painted the wood flourishes with white paint first and inked subtlely with Bark Inkpad.

I decorated the left page of the spread with a cluster of ephemera and sticker pieces and wood flourishes.

If you’ll look closely, there is a scatter of glitter tape. You can use this trick to create a confetti background.

Using a regular puncher, I punched several pieces and adhered randomly across the background.

To add more sparkle, I used the Mint Green rhinestones and adhered to the centers of the floral ephemera.

Kaisercraft Products: PP1033 Wandering Ivy Paper Pad SS352 Sticker Sheet CS316 Clear Stamps | FL614 Wooden Flourish Pack Provincial | Glitter Tape PT228 Mint | Rhinestones SB707 Mint Green | Ink Pad – IP724 Bark, IP733 Green | T321 Craft Glue | T302 Mounting Foam

Other: White Thread | White Doily | White Paint

I hope you liked my project today! Thanks for dropping by!


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