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Open Road Post Cards

Postcards Featuring the New Open Road Collection

December 13, 2017

 Do you like to send a few postcards when you go away on holidays? Maybe you keep Postcards from family and friends in the fridge? Have you ever tried making your own postcards?  Today the Design Team were asked to use Postcards as inspiration to feature the new Open Road Collection.  Before you start googling Aussie destinations on your Bucket List or ringing your travel agent to plan your next holiday ; ) Let’s take a look at their amazing Australian-themed designs…

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“Wish You Were Here” Layout By Rikki Graziani

For the Postcard theme, I worked on a 6×4 size cluster and then added to the map to show the location of where the photo taken…. this style would work great for Project Life …..

Kaisercraft Products: Open Road Collection: P2442 Roaming | P2448 Atlas | SS535 Sticker Sheet | PP1034 Paper Pad |CT896 Collectables | FL615 Flourish Pack

‘Flora & Fauna’ postcards by Kylie Kingham.

Kaisercraft Products: CB155 Kraft Cardstock | P2443 Undiscovered | P2447 Bushwalk | SS353 Sticker Sheet | CT896 Collectables | DD705 Swirl Flourish |  CD125 Sunshine | LDB1043 Burlap Roll 2″

“Happy birthday” card by Tatiana Yemelyanenko

Kaisercraft Products: PP1034 Paper Pad | CT896 Collectables | FL615 Flourish Pack – Australiana | CS317 Clear Stamps | CB152 Cork |  KM111 KaiserMist – White | KM113 KaiserMist – Coffee

Other: Chipboard

“Wish You Were Here” Postcard with envelope ~ by Renee Aslette

Kaisercraft Products: PP1034 Paper Pad | CT896 Collectables | FL615 Flourish Pack – Australiana | CS317 Clear Stamps | EF279 Embossing Folder – Striped |  LDB1059 Natural Twine | CD101 12 x 12 Weave – Coconut

“Gone exploring” Postcard by Kavitha


Kaisercraft Products: PP1034 Paper Pad | CT896 Collectables | DD598 Decorative dies – Gum leaves | CD510  card pack C6 – Black

“Road Trip” Postcard by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Open Road Postcards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Open Road Postcards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Open Road Postcards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP1034 Paper Pad | FL615 Flourish Pack – Australiana | DD468 Map of Australia | DD753 Decorative Die – Nesting Stitched Rectangle | 

“You are here” Postcard by Jowilna Nolte

Kaisercraft Products: PP1034 Paper Pad | FL615 Flourish Pack – Australiana | DD468 Map of Australia
Other: Kraft Cardstock, Walnut ink, diamante

 

“Open Road” Postcards by Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Open Road Collection – PP1034 Paper Pad | CT896 Collectables | CS317 Clear Stamp |
Card Pack  – CD512 Kraft, CD511 White | Kaiser Ink Pads – IP723 Vintage, IP724 Bark

 

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Are you a traveler? Or a wannabe Traveller? Is it time to scrap the photos from your last road trip?  Is it time to make up a few postcards in preparation for your next trip?  However you get inspired by the amazing new Open Road Collection, make sure you share your creations with us by tagging #Kaisergallery or sharing in Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook group.  We look forward to seeing you in there.

Happy Crafting : )

 

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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 sales@kaisercraft.com.au

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!

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“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

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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.

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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

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“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

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Traditional Christmas Card by Mariusz Gierszewski

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

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“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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Alicia McNamara Card Making Romantique

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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Layouts Papercraft Pocket Scrapping Scrapbooking layout Summer Splash

Memory Keeping Questions

November 22, 2017

Are you a Memory Keeper?  Do you Scrapbook to record precious moments in life?  What do you use for inspiration for your work…a photograph, a memory, the pretty papers in a new collection?  Sometimes it can be helpful to begin with some Memory Keeping Questions to get the creative juices flowing.

Kylie, Social Media and Promotions Coordinator at Kaisercraft, set some Memory Keeping Questions for our Blog Post today…

Where were you 10 Years Ago?

A quote to live by?

What was the last thing you celebrated?

What is the most important thing in your life?

What is something you are proud of?

What are you thankful/grateful for?

The Design Team was asked to choose one question and use it as inspiration for their layouts….

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” You are my Anchor” Layout ~ By Rikki Graziani

Memory Keeping Question: What Are You Thankful For?

” You are my Anchor when the Waves come Crashing Down …..”

Kaisercraft Products: Summer Splash Collection: P2417 Beach Umbrellas | P2418 Swell | P2423 Sun Seeker |F631 Sea Breeze Paper Blooms | F630 Iceburg Paper Blooms | Other: Scrapmatts Chipboard | Prills |  Drew Drops | Microbeads | Straws | Gauze 

‘Sunshine & Memories’ ~ By Kylie Kingham

Memory Keeping Questions: What are you most thankful for?’ 

Family and preserving precious memories.

Kaisercraft Products: Ps505 Bubbles Die Cut | SS350 Sticker Sheet | PP1031 Paper Pad | PK570 Paper Pack | CT893 Collectables | SA303 Multi Pocket Page | SA301 Multi Pocket Page.

“Island Life” Layout ~By Alicia McNamara

Memory Keeping Question –What are you grateful for?’

Special moments with my two little cherubs.

Kaiser Craft Memory Keeping Questions Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaiser Craft Memory Keeping Questions Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaiser Craft Memory Keeping Questions Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 12×12 Weave Card Stock – Coconut | P2418 Swell | P2423 Sunseeker | FL612 Flourish Pack – Summertime | SS350 Sticker Sheet | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon | SB704 Rhinestones – Dark Blue | Other: Sparklets | Stars | Blue Misting Spray |

‘Crazy Friends’ ~ By Mabel Sim

Memory Keeping Questions: What are you most thankful for?’ 

Crazy friends on a road trip. You’ll never have another boring day.

Kaisercraft Products: Romantique Collection – P2427 Eiffel (Front and Reverse) | P2426 Primrose | SS351 Sticker Sheet| CT894 Collectables |T303 Foam Tape | T314 Double Sided Tape

Other: Felt Marker | Twine

 

‘Summer Memories’ Layout ~By Donna Espiritu

Memory Keeping Question –What are you grateful for?’

I’m grateful for this little girl who brought so much happiness and sunshine into our lives.  I used this photo taken on the very first summer we celebrated as a family. I was too excited to dress her up I bought 3 sets of swimsuit for this particular outing alone (stage mommy here, ha!)

Kaisercraft Products: Summer Splash Collection: P2422 Poolside | P2420 Beach Towel | Collectables CT893 | Clear Stamp CS314 | Paper Pad PP1031 | Inkpad IP719 – Black 

Other: Blue and Orange Misting Spray | Mod Podge | Gauze | Thread 

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And now it’s over to you Memory Keepers…pick a question and scrap a memory.  Don’t forget to share your Layout with us by tagging #kaisercallery or uploading your creation into Kaisercraft Corner.  We can’t wait to see what you create.

Happy Crafting : )

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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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