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June Blog Challenge!

June 7, 2018

Calling all paper crafters, it’s time for our June Blog Challenge! It’s time for KaiserBingo!

Choose 4 boxes that connect either diagonally, vertically or horizontally and create any paper craft project you like featuring what’s written in the boxes.

For example, you might like to choose DOUBLE LAYOUT, MISTING, MULTIPLE PHOTOS and FAMILY.

In your submission, please write which boxes you’ve chosen.

 

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 page or send it directly through in a message or email sales@kaisercraft.com.au

Entries close Sunday 30th June 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time, UTC +11)

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

Winners will be announced Friday 6th July.

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

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‘Family’~ layout by Kylie Kingham

Stencil, Family, Printed Papers Only, Favourite Quote

 

Kaisercraft Products: P2543 Plumology, P2546 Cartography, P2549 Antiquity, CT938 Collectables, 

IT468 Grunge, IP724 Bark Ink Pad

 

“Blessed XOXO”  Layout by Cathy McGrath

Black & White Photos Only – 2 Photos – Stitching – Stencil

Kaisercraft Products: Full Bloom Collection: P2555 Seedlings|P2551 Growth| CT Collectables| Mini Design Template – IT034 Flower| |Decorative Dies DD504 Doilies and DD492 Flora Gerbera|CS321 Miss Betty |Art Foam Sheets – SF909 Tulip and SF910 Hibiscus| Cardstock – CD101 Coconut |T321 Craft Glue|T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Stamens | Modelling Paste| Sewing Machine

 

”Love Always”Layout By Rikki Graziani

Black and White Photo, Misting, Template, Favourite Quote

Kaisercraft Products: Full Bloom Collection: P2554 Bloomed | PS530 Blooming – Rose Gold |CT939 Collectables |IT034 Flower Bunch Mini Template

Other: Texture Paste | Distress Crayons

“Be Yourself” Layout By Alicia McNamara

Stencil | Family| Printed Papers Only | Favourite Quote

Kaisercraft June Challenge Full Bloom Layout By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft June Challenge Full Bloom Layout By Alicia McNamara

Process Video

 

Kaisercraft Products: P2550 Florist | P2551 Growth | P2554 Bloomed | P2555 Seedlings | P2556 Rosebud | P2557 Undergrowth | PS259 Frame Cluster – Die | CT939 Collectables, SS365 Sticker Sheet | FL627 Flourish Pack – Blooming | Ink Pads: IP725 Petal Pink , IP733 Vine | IT469 Lattice 6×6” Designer Template | DD489 Rose Cluster Decorative Die | KC001 White Paint | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue | T314 Double Sided Tape | T303 Foam Tape | Other: Texture Paste

 

“Beautiful” Layout By Donna Espiritu

Black and White Photo | Misting | Template | Favourite Quote

 

 

 

 

 

Kaisercraft Products: Full Bloom Collection – PP1046 Paper Pad | CT939 Collectables | SS365 Sticker Sheet | Ink Pads: IP725 Petal Pink, IP721 Gum Leaf | IT031 Scallop Lattice Mini Designer Template | F641 Paper Blooms Dusty Pink | F658 Mini Paper Blooms Dusty Pink | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue | T314 Double Sided Tape | T303 Foam Tape

Other: Texture Paste | Pink, Yellow, White and Brown Mists | Doily | Thread | Black Micron Pen

 

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Anthology Beyond the Page

Shadow Box

June 1, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a project which features one of the latest collections by Kaisercraft this month which is called Anthology. This collection features vintage inspired botanical images, gorgeous ephemera and stunning vintage papers. Today I am sharing a shadow box that I have created using some of the papers, the collectables and one of the specialty papers in the collection.

To create the actual shadow box, I selected an 8″ x 8″ canvas and used the reverse side of it. I selected the specialty paper called SHADOW BOX and measured then cut a section that I needed. Using a selection of the Kaisercolour paints, I painted the outside edges of the canvas to match the papers. Once dry, I glued them into place using soft matte gel.

To adhere the shadow box frame to the canvas, I measured a piece of paper from the collection and adhered this to the canvas and then marked onto the paper where the box lines would be. I attached double sided adhesive to some fun foam then measured and cut it into strips. I adhered these strips onto my lines and gradually built up my frames until they were all even with the top of the canvas before adhering the specialty paper layer.

To decorate inside each of the sections, I used some printed tape. I also used foam dots to add dimension to the collectable pieces.

I added some vintage trinkets from my stash to compliment the collection.

Inking the edges of the papers and the collectables adds to the vintage feel as well as enabling each component to stand out.

The metal corners add a nice finishing touch to the shadow box. These have been discontinued, but you might be able to

still buy them at some craft stores.

 

Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: P2548 Herbs | P2547 Ornithology |PS528 Shadow Box | CT938 Collectables| Kaisercolour KC002 Antique White, KC032 Raw Umber| T310 Paint Brushes| T302 Foam Dots| T320 Craft Glue

Other: 8” x 8” Canvas | Printed Tape – TM801 Timeless | Metal Corners – TM807 Silver |Soft Matte Gel| Glossy Accents| Vintage Trinkets | Hemp| Craft Foam| Double Sides Adhesive  

Have a great week!

Hugs from Cathy

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Art Foam Sheets Card Making Embossing Folders Layouts Stargazer Tips for Beginners

4 Helpful Tips for Beginner Paper Crafters

May 30, 2018

We all began this amazing Paper Crafting Hobby at some stage in our lives.  When you are starting from the beginning it is often helpful to gather as many tips as possible to help you create the projects you wish to make.  Today we are dedicating this post to “Tips for Beginners” and the Design Team have collated Four Helpful Tips for those crafters who are just beginning their crafty journey…or anyone else who enjoys learning a helpful tip along the way…

Tips for Beginners #1 – Use a Sketch

“Shine Like the Stars Card” by Cathy McGrath

 

Sometimes to kick start creativity, a sketch can be a great starting place. It can help to plan a design or when you are at a loss for design inspiration, provide the ‘mojo’ you may need in order to move forward. You can follow the sketch as it is, or rotate it or even replace some of the suggested shapes with ones that best suit your project.

Below is a sketch based on the card that I have created using papers from the Stargazer Paper Pad. This sketch could easily be adapted and be used to create a design for a square card. As you can see, some of the elements have been adapted to suit my project.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: PP1044 | SS363 Sticker Sheet | Cardstock – CD101 Coconut |Decorative Die – DD216 Scribble Star | Rhinestones – SB700 Silver|T321 Craft Glue| T302 Mounting Foam

Other: Corner Rounder| Sequins

Tips for Beginners #2 – Create a Focal Point

“To the Moon and Back “layout by Kylie Kingham.

Beginner Tip: Hope to use your photo as a focal point.- Here in my layout you can see I have used three photos, all of the same image. I have printed two slightly smaller and used them more as a background or ‘accessory’to my layout.Even though all 3 images are the same your eye is drawn to the centre image for a few reasons. For one it is obviously larger, but I have also backed my photo with some darker paper and have attached it to my layout with foam dots, giving it that ‘framed’and raised appearance. Even though there is still plenty going on in and around my main photo, that is still the point my eyes are drawn to.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2533 Moonlight, P2534 Universe, SS363 Sticker Sheet, PP1044 Paper Pad, CT937 Collectables, DD817 Peony Cluster, DD811 3D Layered Peony, SF901 White, SF916 Navy, SF917 Bluebell, SF920 Sage.

Other: Seguins, Stitching, Hot Glue.

Tips for Beginners #3 – Make the Most of Your Crafty Products

5 Cards Using 1 Embossing Folder – by Renee Aslette

Today, my tip for beginners is to get the most out of the things that you have.

I used Embossing Folder – Constellation EF283. In the video below, I will show you 5 ways I used the same embossing folder.  I then created 5 cards, in a set, using these embossed pieces and the Stargazer Collection.

Tip 1 – Embossing with Cardstock

This is the way most of us use an embossing folder.  Insert the cardstock into the Embossing Folder and put it through the DIYCuts Machine.

Tip 2 – Inking with the Folder on Side 1

For this I used the raised side of the embossing folder.  I then inked that side using Ink Pad – Lagoon IP727.  Then I added the cardstock and ran it through the DIYCuts Machine.

Tip 3 – Embossing Folder & Kaisercraft Art Foam

For this technique I wanted to show how versatile a piece of art foam is.  Not only can it be used for flowers, but you can use it in an embossing folder, and even die cut it.

Place the art foam piece in the embossing folder and run it through the DIYCuts Machine.

Tip 4 – Inking on the Embossing Folder on Side 2

Ink directly onto the Embossing Folder on the Reverse side.  I used Ink Pad – Black IP719. It creates a reverse pattern.

Tips 5 – Using a Brayer and Kaisercraft Paint

This one was a bit of an experiment for myself too.  I have always wanted to try it.  The thing is, if you try different things, sometimes they come off, and other times they turn out great!!!

I added Kaisercraft – Coastal Blue KC020 onto the brayer with a paint brush.  Then roll directly onto the embossing folder.  I did both sides for this one to see which result I liked the best.

Here is the video tutorial to show you how I created each card.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: SS363 Sticker Sheet, PP1044 Paper Pad, CT937 Collectables, EF283 Embossing Folder – Constellation, CD650 Cardstock – Smooth – White, CD511 Card Pack C6 – White, IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon, SF901 Art Foam – White, IP719 Ink Pad – Black, KC020 Paint – Coastal Blue, DD001 DIYCuts Machine.

Other: Brayer.

Tips for Beginners #4 – Colour Matching

“Live for the Moments You Cant Put into words” Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Tips for Beginners - Colour Matching By Alicia McNamara

My Tip for beginners just starting out in Papercrafting is to colour match your photograph to the papers you are working with.  In this example I have taken the blue and white tones from the colours in the the photograph and tried to choose papers and flowers that match those colours.  Its a very simple technique but I feel it is crucial to making a layout easy to look at.  If your photograph doesn’t match the colours of your papers you can always edit the photo to black and white  or sepia colours.

Kaisercraft Tips for Beginners - Colour Matching By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Tips for Beginners - Colour Matching By Alicia McNamara

Video Tutorial Explaining this Tip:

Kaisercraft Products: P2536 Starry Night | P2539 Astronomy | P2533 Moonlight| SS363 Sticker Sheet | SF916 Navy | SF917 BlueBell | DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera | DD198 Decorative Die – Provincial Flourish | DD793 Decorative Die – Ornate Pack 1 | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | F630 Iceberg Paper Blooms | IT466 Diamond Flourish Template |

Other: Cheesecloth | Black Sewing Thread | White and Blue Misting Sprays | 

We hope you have found these Tips helpful.  Maybe you have a Tip you can add into the comments below that might help someone else on their crafty journey.  We are all continually learning so its nice to be able to stop and share something that might benefit a fellow creator.  The crafting community is one of the best parts of this hobby.  If you havent already joined Kaisercraft Corner our own private Facebook Group you might want to consider it.  You can ask questions, share projects and get lots of inspiration in this group and its full of lots of friendly crafters of all skill levels.  A perfect place to gain some tips…feel free to ask a question, you are bound to receive many helpful answers.

Have a lovely, crafty day : )

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Mini Album

Gatefold Photo Folio

May 24, 2018

Hello everyone! I hope that you have had a wonderful week. Today I am thrilled to be able to share a gatefold photo folio with you. Folios are a wonderful way to store lots of photos and they also make wonderful gifts for friends and family.

To decorate my folio, I kept my design simple, using a minimal background paper highlighted by the textures of the flowers from the sticker sheet. It also has a magnetic closure.

Inside the folio the three sections enable spaces for lots of photos!

 

The cutapart cards make perfect tags. The sentiments are heartfelt and varied in this collection.

 

Below is a video walkthrough as I go through and share all of the components of this gatefold photo folio.

 

 

 

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2532 Constellation|P2533 Moonlight| P2535 Milky Way| P2536 Starry Night| |P2537 Orbit|P2538 Galaxy|P2540 Cosmic| PP1044 Paper Pad| CT937 Collectables| Cardstock – CD651 Kraft and CD102 Licorice |Chipboard CB154 |T321 Craft Glue|

Other: Magnets | Ribbon| Hemp| Scor-Tape

 

Have a great week!

Cathy

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Art Foam Sheets Beyond the Page Card Making Scrapbooking layout

Kaisercraft Art Foam Sheets

May 16, 2018

Have you seen Kaisercraft’s new Art Foam Sheets?  They come in 22 beautiful colours and are very delicate and soft.  At 0.8mm thick the Art Foam Sheets are easy to manipulate and perfect for flower making.  Today the Design Team have used the Kaisercraft Art Foam Sheets with a variety of new Kaisercraft dies that have just been released and are designed to be used especially with the Kaisercraft Art Foam.  The flowers were then incorporated into some gorgeous projects…

”Be Silly… ” Art Foam Layout By Rikki Graziani

I used the new Art Foam for making my own flowers…..

Kaisercraft Products: Memory Lane Collection: P2523 Misty Rose | P2524 Spring Rose | P2529 Jade Jewel |SS362 Sticker Sheet | CT936 Collectables | SF901 White Art Foam Sheets | DD485 DIY Flora Peony | DD486 DIY Flora Classic 

“Embroidery Hoop Art Foam Wreath” by Cathy McGrath

 

 
 
 

Kaisercraft Products: Memory Lane Collection: PP2524 Spring Breeze | Clear Stamp CS326 |Art Foam Sheets – SF901 White, SF908 Blossom and SF920 Sage | Decorative Dies – DD811 3D Layered Peony and DD951 Thank You| Cardstock – CD114 Forest and CD168 Spruce| Kaisercolour – KC001 White, KC002 Antique White, KC043 Sea Breeze, KC027 Green Grass and KC032 Raw Umber| Ink Pads – IP733 Vine and IP723 Vintage| Paper Bloom – F641 Dusty Pink

Other: 10” x 10” Canvas | 8” Embroidery Hoop | Soft Matte Gel |Decoupage Finish Glue| Archival Black Ink| Florist Wire | Florist Tape| Hot Glue Gun| Distress Ink Bundled Sage | Sponge Dauber

“Altered Art Foam birdcage” ~ by Kavitha

Kaisercraft Products: Art Foam Sheets –SF918 Hydranger | SF911 Lavender | Decorative Dies – DD486 DIY  Flora classic

Other: Artifical leaves and berries | Pollens | Glue gun

Art Foam Floral Card by Kylie Kingham.

Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer collection- PP1044 Paper Pad, SF916 Navy, SF917 Bluebell, DD430 Floral Lace, DD811 3D Peony Flower, DD757 Large Swirl Flourish.

Other: Distress Ink, Hot Glue.

Art Foam Storage Tin by Jowilna Nolte

I am not one for making too many of my own flowers, but can I just mention how utterly addictive this product and process has been.
I am totally in love with the ease and beauty of it all – and may end up making way too many flowers for future projects.
I created some pretty flowers to spruce up a storage tin in a few easy steps.




Kaisercraft Products used: DD811 Decorative Die – 3D Layered Peony | Silk Art Foam Sheets – SF910 Hibiscus | SF901 White
Other: Painted Tin, brads, leaves, glue gun, silicone adhesive

“Enjoy Your Special Day” Art Foam Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Art Foam Flowers Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Art Foam Flowers Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Art Foam Flowers Card by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Art Foam Flowers Card by Alicia McNamara Kaisercraft Products: SF901 White | SF919 Lagoon | PP1043 Paper Pad | CT936 Collectables | FL624 Flourish Pack | IP726 Island Ink Pad | IP727 Lagoon Ink Pad | DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera Decorative Die

Other: Cheesecloth | White Misting Spray 

“Because Of You” Art Foam Layout  by Donna Espiritu

Kaisercraft Products: Memory Lane Collection: P2523 Misty Rose | P2526 Villawood | SS362 Sticker Sheet | CT936 Collectables | PP1043 Paper Pad | CS326 Clear Stamps | IP724 Bark | SF901 White Art Foam Sheets | SF919 Lagoon | DD485 DIY Flora Peony | DD816 Floral Circle Frame | TT302 Mounting Foam Dots | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue

Other: Thread | White & Olive Misting Spray | Pearls | Doily

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Isn’t it amazing what you can do with a few pieces of Art Foam and a Decorative Die!  Have you been inspired to give it a go?  Share your creations with us by tagging #Kaisergallery or upload your projects into Kaisercraft Corner.  We love to see your projects.

Happy Crafting xoxo

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