Hello everyone! It’s Cathy here on the Kaisercraft blog today. I am thrilled to be sharing with you a card that I have created using the brand new Wandering Ivy Collection. It is a gorgeous collection with so many floral images, deep blues and purple tones that are perfect for creating projects for so many occassions. The card that I am sharing with you today is an all occassion card with an uplifting sentiment, a perfect go to card to have in your stash.
I have used the stamp set to create my own sentiment and focal point of my card. This technique is shared in the video below.
Modifying the paper blooms and adding a flat back pearl adds a vintage feel to the card.
Using mounting foam adds dimensions and adds interest to your cards. It helps to showcase the layers of beautiful patterned papers that you have used in your card design.
Below is the video tutorial which explains the process in creating this card.
Kaisercraft Products: PP1033 Wandering Ivy Paper Pad |SS352 Sticker Sheet|CS316 Clear Stamps| CD101 Coconut| Decorative Dies DD198 Provincial Flourish, DD369 Oval Vintage Frame and DD508 Nesting Ovals| | F630 Paper Blooms Iceberg | F647 Mini Paper Blooms Iceberg|SB794 Pearls Snow| Ink Pad – IP724 Bark|T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam
Other: Seam Binding | Memento Tuxedo Black and Paris Dusk Ink | Flat Back Pearl | Flowers | Curved Border Die | Masking paper | Leaf Die
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
51min pages and inserts
57min matting pages and inserts
1hr 1min attaching pages to album
1hr 3 min creating the pocket and belly band
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!
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
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.
2. Die Cut the “Merry Christmas” sentiment out of Glitter Card Stock.
3. Adhere the sentiment with glue
Oh my! Is it really that easy? Yes it is!
These cards are very quick to make!
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!
They are also quite fun to make and you could easily make a bulk set of 20 cards or more.
Feel free to copy this design, or use it as inspiration.
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.
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!!
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Mini Album Tip #5 – Embellish with Decorative Dies
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.