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Christmas Envelope Mini Album Tutorial

October 17, 2017

Hello everyone! I hope that you are having a great week viewing the new collections from Kaisercraft. As you have seen, Kaisercraft have released some beautiful Christmas collections this year and the Mint Wishes Collection certainly doesn’t disappoint. Today I am sharing an envelope mini album that I created using this collection. This album is a gift for a dear friend of mine who is a proud ‘poppy.’ He enjoys sharing pictures of his grandson from his phone, so my gift to him is this album. As he is a non crafter, the album is straight forward therefore it is easy to construct.

I have two videos to share with you. One is a walk through of the completed album and the second is the tutorial. So grab a cuppa and enjoy!

 

The Video Walk Through

The next video is the tutorial. This is a lengthy video as it was filmed in real time. To assist you in your viewing, you can fast forward to the following sections:

33m matting the covers

39min hinges

51min pages and inserts

57min matting pages and inserts

1hr 1min attaching pages to album

1hr 3 min creating the pocket and belly band

 

 

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The format of the album was deliberate. I didn’t want it to be too difficult for my friend, as some mini albums have a lot of interactions. However there are still lots of spaces for photos.

 

Mini books are great inserts into mini albums. You can journal and add small photos. The sentiments from the cut a part sheet are great for creating these.

The papers in the collection coordinate beautifully! You can mix and match so all of the components of your album effortlessly. By limiting the colour palet, it makes the designing the album less complicated and it makes the whole experience enjoyable.

 

Kaisercraft Products:  PP234 Mint Wishes 12 x 12 Paper Pad| SS348 Sticker Sheet | CT891 Collectables | Cardstock CD102 Licorice and CD651 Kraft |CD509 Card Pack Square | Rhinestones RS445 Ice and SB700 Silver| T321 Glue| T318 Craft Knife| T317 Craft Scissors

Other: Distress Ink Vintage Photo |Scor-Tape| Crop-o-dile Corner Chomper Tool Deco and Stub and Corner Rounder Tools.

 

I hope you’ll try and create an envelope mini album with one of the Kaisercraft Collections.

With one pack of envelopes, you can make two mini albums. These are great as gifts and also Christmas is coming!

Happy crafting!

Hugs from Cathy

 

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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 Mini Album Tutorials Videos

5 Tips to Make your own Mini Album with Process Video

August 1, 2017

Do you share my love for making Mini Albums?  They are such a fun, short project and are perfect for gifting to a friend or family member.  Today I am sharing a Mini Album that I made and Five Tips on how to make a Mini Album.  I also have included a video that demonstrates exactly how I put this Album together using Kaisercraft’s gorgeous new “Christmas Jewel” Collection.

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I have had some Graduation photographs on my desktop waiting and waiting for the right paper collection.  When I saw the beautiful purple shades in “Christmas Jewel” I knew they would be a perfect match.  Even though this is a Christmas Collection there are some “un-Christmas like” papers included that could be utilised in an “un-Christmas like” project.  If you have been waiting for a purple collection, this is such a beautiful set, so many lovely shades of purple and with silver trimmings.  It really is divine.  Alternatively, if you have some lovely Christmas Photos that you would love to make into a Mini Album, you could easily choose the more “Christmassy themed” papers from the collection.  You could make a Christmas Mini Album instead of a Graduation Mini Album.

Before I jump straight into my Mini Album Tips I would like to welcome you to a brand new year on the Kaisercraft Blog.  Today, the 1st of August, marks the beginning of the new 2017/2018 Year for the Kaisercraft Design Team.  I am honoured to be the first Team Member to blog for the year and I can promise you that you will LOVE this new team filled with talented artists.  The projects that they have already created and are waiting to share are so beautiful and the new Kaisercraft Collections are to die for!  This year is going to be amazing!!

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

So lets get started then, to kick off the New Year I am sharing Five Tips to Make a Mini Album.  This post is for all the Mini Album lovers out there and for those who might be new to making a Mini Album but might need a little encouragement to give one a try…

Mini Album Tip #1 – Gather Your Materials

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

This tip might seem very obvious but, if you know what collection you are using and you have most of the bits and pieces from that collection it makes the creating process a whole lot easier!!  I chose the “Christmas Jewel” Collection because it matched the Graduation Gown of our friend in the photographs.  (Isn’t she a little cutie.)  I then went through and searched my craft room for purple and silver glitter tape, a co-ordinating Ink Pad and album rings.  The easiest Mini Albums I have made are when I start with a base that is already prepared for me.  This time I chose the Kaisercraft “Ticket Album”.  It is a great size for 4×6 photos.

Mini Album Tip #2 – Keep Your Design Simple

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

To make creating a Mini Album a quicker task it helps to keep your design nice and simple.  For my Album I chose to use 3 12×12 Papers: P2362 Gilded Snowflakes, P2364 Winter Wonderland, and P2369 Glimmering for my base pages.  The Polka-dots were for the front and back Covers of the Album.  The other two papers were for the two opening spreads in the Album.  I simply cut these with a blade and glued them to the base pages of the Album.

Mini Album Tip #3 – Repeat the Same Design For Every Page

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Sometimes it can be hard to think of different ideas to decorate every page of your Mini Album.  I suggest keeping the same design for every page.  This creates a lovely co-ordinating effect throughout the album and allows you to enjoy creating without too much brain strain!! For my Album I chose IT448 Ornate Damask Template and used that to decorate the pages of my album.

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I also chose to cut P2365 Ornate Garden into strips and use that with Glitter Tape to decorate the middle of each page.

Mini Album Tip #4 – Select Meaningful Quotes

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I do love the lovely quotes Kaisercraft use in their products and collections.  I love the look of a  meaningful quote alongside a photograph.  For this Album I used Kaisercraft’s “Clear Stickers” ST928 Life and ST925 Family to fill the page opposite my photograph.

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Mini Album Tip #5 – Embellish with Decorative Dies

Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I love Kaisercraft Decorative Dies. Every month there is a new die that I am just longing to collect.  In this project I used numerous dies to decorate and embellish the pages of this album.  Decorating with Dies is such a quick and easy way to fill space on a project.  I have listed the dies I used in this Album below, just in case you would also like to make these part of your die collection ; )

DD589 – Hydrangea Rectangle

DD793 – Ornate Pack 1

DD388 – Poinsettia

DD757 – Large Flourishes

DD347 – Numbers

 

Mini Album Tutorial/Process Video

Finally, here is my Tutorial/Process Video.  I would love you to take a look and see exactly how I put my Album together from beginning to end.  You might even like to subscribe to my You Tube Channel.   On my channel there are over 20 videos of projects I have made with Kaisercraft Products.

Kaisercraft Products: 2362 Gilded Snowflakes| P2364 Winter Wonderland | P2369 Glimmering |P2365 Ornate Garden | P2361 Silver Poinsettia | IP732 Orchid Ink Pad | IT448 Ornate Damask 6×6 Designer Template | ST928 Clear Stickers – Life | ST925 Clear Stickers – Family | GC101 Glitter Card Stock – Midnight | GC103 Glitter Card Stock – Platinum | RS456 Rhinestone Strips – Lilac | F643 Paper Blooms – Amethyst | KC051 Kaiser Colour – Metallic Silver | PT226 Glitter Tape – Steel | PT225 Glitter tape – Silver | SB2359 Ticket Album | DD589 Decorative Die – Hydrangea Rectangle | DD793 Decorative Die – Ornate Pack 1 | DD388 Decorative Die – Poinsettia |DD757 Decorative Die  – Large Flourishes | DD347 Decorative Die – Numbers |

Feel free to leave me a comment and give me some feedback on my Blog Post today.

You might like to tell me what are you interested in seeing more of this year?

Until next time, happy crafting!

Alicia xxoo

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2016-2017 Favourite Design Team Projects

July 26, 2017

A BIG FAREWELL to our amazing 2016-2017 Design Team! So many wonderful projects created this year!! Thank you to each and every one of you for your commitment, for sharing your talent and ideas and inspiring us each week using the very gorgeous Kaisercraft products.  In today’s post the Design Team were asked to choose their favourite project created this year…what a difficult decision! Let’s take one final look at their beautiful creations….

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“the Best Day” Layout By Anita Bownds


Kaisercraft products : P2307 Blush |P2311 pink peony |P2312 render
P2315 blossoms |P2309 Dainty |CS300 clear stamp set |SS338 sticker sheet
CT881 collectables |FL600 wood flourish pack garden

Other: embossing powder, cut files

‘The Adventure Begins’ Layout by Collette Mitrega

A good friend of mine Sandra Boles took this amazing award winning photo and she kindly let me use it. It goes perfectly with the colours in the ‘Bombay Sunset’ collection with its bold striking colours, clashing patterns and detailed floral designs! I love this photo and simple layout; I have looked at it so many times and can see a life of hardship and so much more. It was taken in Rajasthan. If you want to see more of Sandras stunning work, check out her https://www.sandybolesphotography.com

Kaisercraft Products Used: ‘Bombay Sunset Collection’ – P2318 Rosewood | PS494 Indian Summer | P2317 Bollywood | P2323 Music | SS339 Sticker Sheet | CT882 Collectables | SB702 Hot Pink Rhinestones.

“Great Moment” Sage and Grace Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Sage and Grace Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Sage and Grace Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Product: Sage & Grace Collection – P2312 Render, P2309 Dainty, P2307 Blush, P2311 Pink Peony. KC PRODUCTS: CT881 Collectables, PP1019 Paper Pad, SS338 Sticker Sheet, Flourish Packs – FL600 Garden, FL586 Frames & FL590 Love, Pearls – SB786 Rose, 6×6 Designer Template – IT444 Scratchy, Decorative Die – DD757 Large Flourishes, Clear Stamp – CS257 Background Script, Ink Pad – IP719 Black, Paper Blooms – F641 Dusty Pink, Mini Paper Blooms – F657 Fairy Floss, Kaisercolour Paint – KC013 Dusty Pink, CL104 Gel Pen Box – 48 Colours. OTHER: Cheesecloth, Organza Ribbon.

Scrapbook layout ‘Happiness’ by Terhi Koskinen

 

Kaisercraft products: P2241 Pink Hibiscus | P2245 Makai | P2249 Salty Seas | SS331 Sticker Sheet | CT847 Collectables | KM105 Kaiser Mist Turquoise | KM102 Kaiser Mist Antique Gold | KM118 Kaiser Mist Olive

 

“Hello Beautiful” Layout By Rikki Graziani – Featuring Indigo Skies

“I am a huge fan of any blue hues so when we where given this collection I must say I was a little bit in love and found that creating layouts was such and easy task!!!! I love this layout, I was inspired by the Butterflies and I had a vision: what would a mass of Butterflies would look like if they came busting out of a box…..”

Kaisercraft Products: Indigo Skies Collection : P2286 Chambray |P2287 Shibori | P2288 Storm | PP1018 Paper Pad | CT880  Collectables | SS337 Sticker Sheet | FL599 Flourish Pack Be You | IT012 Rising Bubbles |KM 106 Kaiser Mist Denim | SB704 Rhinestones  Dark Blue | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | T303 Foam Tape | T314 Double Sided Tape 6mm| T321 Acid- Free Craft Glue | OTHER:  Cotton| Black Ink| Texture Paste| Paint Brush| Water.

“Ooh La La Mini Album” by Kylie Kingham

Kaisercraft Products: FL581 flourish pack frame | CD142 Ballet | KC002 Antique white | KC036  Mango | CT866 collectables | CS274 clear stamps | PP1007 paper pad | PS467 Friends-gloss | SS323 sticker sheet | EM927 lace pack | EM928 lace pack | F627 Coconut | F662 Coral | F632 Sage | F644 coconut | F667 Coral| F649 Sage | F648 Seabreeze | F650 Olive | M009 silver rings | T321 craft glue |KM107 Peach Kaisermist  | IP724 Bark | SB786 rose pearls | Other: Cheesecloth,string of pearls,ribbon and extra lace, hessian.

“Spring” layout by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Kaisercraft Products: P2344 Mauve | P2345 Illusion | P2346 Opal | GC111 Frost Glitter Cardstock | CT885 Lilac Whisper Collectables | FL604 Flourish Pack – Bouquet | CB107 Chipboard – Alpha1 | Pearls – SB794 Pearl, SB785 Lavender, SB705 Rhinestones – Lilac | F659 Mini Paper Blooms – Misty | Kaiser Mists – KM111 White, KM120 Wisteria |  IP732 Ink Pad Small – Orchid

“Every Picture has a story to tell” – Layout by Kirsten Hyde

Kaisercraft materials: “Keepsake collection”: CT883 Collectables | PS493 Photo Frames | CT883 Collectables | FL602 Snapshot Flourish Pack | IP734 Small Ink Pad Sherry | IP723 Small Ink Pad Vintage | IT914 12×12 Designer Template Grunge | DD706 Decorative Dies Cogs | DD547 Decorative Die Circle Vines. 

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A beautiful finish for our 2016/2017 Design Team!

This team was amazing…stay tuned for next month, kicking off on the 1st of August our brand new 2017/2018 Design Team will begin showcasing their designs.  These talented artists are patiently waiting behind the scenes and preparing by creating lots of lovely projects to share with you using our brand new collections!  In the meantime pop on over to Kaisercraft Corner a private Kaisercraft Facebook Group and join the fun.  Stay tuned for tomorrow to see a sneak peek at our August Collections.

Happy Crafting

xxoo

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Easel Drawer Card & Farewell from Collette

July 20, 2017

Hi Kaisercrafters

Today I am happy to bring you a new video for an Easel Drawer Card and sad :cry:  that it will be farewell.

I have had so much fun over the past four years, using such wonderful products and making so many new friends.

I have loved your comments, your requests and your encouragement, thank you so very much.

I would like to thank kaisercraft for their amazing products,  support for the industry and total professionalism. You guys are really amazing and I will miss not being part of the Design Team.

I will continue to follow the amazing new Design Team and

wish all Kaisercrafters happy days creating with paper.

So back to my Easel Drawer Card!!

I have chosen to use ‘Lilac Whispers’.

Have you seen it? It is so totally gorgeous!!!

So here is my Drawer Easel Card, I do hope you like it!

 

 

 

And yes, of course I have a new video so that you can make an Easel Drawer Card too…..yay!!!

 

 

Kaisercraft Products Used: Lilac Whispers Collection: PP1023 Paper Pad | CT885 Collectables | SS342 Sticker Sheet | CD602 Ivory Cardstock (2 sheets) | EM931 Pearl Brads Latte | RS451 Rhinestone Strips Silver.

Other: Cheesecloth | Lace | Kindy Glitz.

 

Thank you everyone, happy papercrafting days

Collette

signing out

:cry:

 

 

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