Do you like to create your own Bookmarks? They make a lovely gift to share with a friend and they are quick and fun to make. Plus they can be very useful and re-used over and over again by those who love to read. Today the Design Team were asked to create a bookmark using the beautiful Anthology Collection. This post includes eight beautiful bookmarks and three Video Tutorials to provide some inspiration especially for you….
”Today’s Story” Bookmark Tag by Rikki Graziani
Kaisercraft Products: Anthology Collection: P2542 Entomology | PP1045 Paper Pad | CT938 Collectables
The idea of a bookmark for me is that it is not too bulky – so although I need something pretty it has to be functional too.
I love how the design team can come up with the same basic idea, and yet totally different projects.
My bookmark is a plain triangle created out of patterned paper that slides over the corner of your book pages, as well as acts as
a great reminder to ‘always be grateful’.
Are you inspired to make your own bookmark? If so please share your creations with us by tagging #kaisergallery on Social Media, or by uploading your creation to Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group. We love to see your work.
Embossing folders…do you use them often? Do you have an enviable Embossing Folder collection? Every month Kaisercraft releases beautiful new embossing folders to coordinate with the two new collections. This month’s gorgeous Embossing folders are:
EF285 Little Buds and EF284 Distressed Dots
The Design Team was asked to create a project featuring one of these Embossing Folders. Can you determine which embossing folder they used?
Full Bloom Cards by Kylie Kingham
Embossing folder EF285
Kaisercraft Products: Full Bloom collection- PP1046 Paper Pad, CT939 Collectables, EF285 Little Buds Embossing Folder, IP725 Petal Pink Ink Pad, CD511 White
Other: Heart Punch, Black felt pen
”Thankful” Layout by Rikki Graziani
Kaisercraft Products: Full Bloom Collection: P2550 Florist | PS529 Frame Cluster Die | PS530 Blooming Rose Gold | PP1046 Paper Pad | CT939 Collectables |EF284 Distress Dots Embossing Folder
For my card, I used the Little Buds Embossing Folder EF285.
To add some colour and make the embossing stand out more, I inked the top half of my embossing folder with a grey ink, misted with water
and then embossed the tiny floral paper from the paper pad.
Once dry, the embossed pattern was a lot more visible than on the white background of the paper.
Kaisercraft Products: Full Bloom collection- PP1046 Paper Pad |EF285 Little Buds Embossing Folder | P2550 Florist | SS365 Sticker Sheet | F641 Dusty Pink Paper Blooms | CD509 Kraft Card Pack Square
Other: Thread, sewing machine, grey ink, white cardstock
“So Very Grateful” Layout By Alicia McNamara
Embossing Folder Layout Video Tutorial
Kaisercraft Products: P2558 Garden Bed | P2554 Bloomed | PP1046 Paper Pad | CT939 Collectables | FL627 Flourish Pack | IP725 Petal Pink Ink Pad | SB786 Rose Pearls | EF265 Little Buds Embossing Folder | DD489 Rose Cluster Decorative Die | Other: Cheese Cloth | White Misting Spray
“Happy Birthday” Full Bloom Card by Donna Espiritu
Kaisercraft Products: Full Bloom collection- PP1046 Paper Pad | CT939 Collectables | EF285 Little Buds Embossing Folder | IP725 Petal Pink Ink Pad | CD501 Card Pack Square White | F649 Sage, F658 Dusty Pink Mini-Paper Bloom | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue | T303 Foam Tape
Other: Doily | Thread | Brown and White Glimmer Mist
Which Kaisercraft Embossing Folder is your favourite?
Share your Embossing Folder creations with us by tagging #kaisergallery or by sharing with our wonderful crafting community, Kaisercraft Corner.
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.
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.
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.
“Live for the Moments You Cant Put into words” Layout 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.
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.
Textured Dies…whats not to love about them! They add that little bit of extra detail to a project that adds to the “wow factor” as well as being so quick and easy to use. Today the Design Team are showcasing two new Textured Dies released this month: DD483 Texture ross Cross and DD482 Texture Netting…
DD483 Texture Criss Cross
DD482 Texture Netting
Today’s creative projects feature these dies using the two beautiful May collections…Stargazer and Memory Lane.
“Memory Lane Card ” with Textured Dies ~ By Kavitha
Kaisercraft Products:Art Foam Sheets – Apricot SF905 | Memory lane collection pack PK582 | Memory Lane Collectables CT936 | Texture die – Criss cross DD483
“Dream Big” Layout with Textured Dies ~ By Renee Aslette
For this week’s group post I wanted to show you how you can use the DD483 Decorative Die Texture Criss Cross by cutting it out and then cutting it up and using it on different areas of the layout, rather than using it in one piece. I used GC102 Glitter Cardstock – Steel.
Here is how the layout turned out!
Kaisercraft Products:Stargazer Collection: P2539 Astronomy | PP1044 Paper Pad | PS527 Galactic – Acetate | CT937 Collectables | GC102 Glitter Cardstock – Steel | DD001 DIYcuts Cutting and Embossing Machine | DD483 Decorative Die – Texture Criss Cross | DD700 Decorative Dies Alphabet Uppercase | SF901 Art Foam – White
Other: Irresistibles – Wedding Dress
‘Dream, Love, Believe’ Friendship Tag with Textured Dies ~ By Kylie Kingham
Kaisercraft Products: Memory Lane collection- P2523 Misty Rose, P2526 Villawood, CT936 Collectables, PP1043 Paper Pad, DD482 Texture Netting Decorative Die, IT466 Diamond Flourish Template, F627 Coconut Paper Blooms.
Other: Tim Holtz Tag die, Modeling Paste, Twine
” You are my sun, my moon ….” Layout with Textured Dies ~ By Rikki Graziani
Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2534 Universe | P2537 Orbit | PP1044 Paper Pad | CT937 Collectables|DD483 Texture Criss Cross Decorative Die |SF901 White Art Foam
“Love Always” Card with Textured Dies ~ By Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Products: PP1043 Paper Pad | DD462 Texture Netting Decorative Die | CT936 Collectables | FL624 Flourish Pack – Beautiful | SS362 Sticker Sheet | IP726 Island Ink | P2531 Lakeside | SF901 Art Foam – White | SF919 Art Foam Lagoon | DD492 DIY Flora Gerbera
“Make A Wish” Card with Textured Dies ~ By Donna Espiritu
Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: P2537 Orbit | PP1044 Paper Pad | DD462 Texture Netting Decorative Die | SB774 Ice Blue Rhinestones | GC101 Midnight Glitter Cardstock | CD510 Card PAck C6 Black | T320 Mounting Foam Dots | T321 Acid-Free Craft Glue
Other: Thread, Black and white Misting Sprays
We know you love Kaisercraft Decorative Dies, but have you tried some of the new Texture ones? A product that can be repeatedly used on many projects with different paper collections. Share your Textured Die creations with us by tagging #kaisergallery or by popping your projects into Kaisercraft Corner, our own private Facebook Group.
‘Altered Notebook’for Mother’s Day ~By Kylie Kingham.
Kaisercraft Products: Memory Lane ~ P2523 Misty Rose, PP1043 Paper Pad, DD811 3D Layered Peony Die, DD805 Perfume Labels Die, DD430 Floral Lace Die, SF901 White, SF908 Blossom, SF920 Sage.
Other: Distress Ink
” Love You To the Moon…. ” Mother’s Day Card ~ By Rikki Graziani
Kaisercraft Products: Stargazer Collection: PP1044 Paperpad | CT937 Collectables |SB774 Ice Blue Rhinestones | DD815 Sketched Circle Decorative Die | SF901 White Art Foam | SF916 Navy Art Foam
‘Mothers Day Heart Tag’~By Renee Aslette
Kaisercraft Products: Memory Lane Collection ~ PP1043 Paper Pad | CT936 Collectables | F632 Paper Blooms – Sage | FL624 Wooden Flourish Pack – Beautiful
Other: Twine & Ribbon
‘Heart Mother’s Day Card’ ~ By Tatiana Yemelyanenko
Kaisercraft Products: PP1044 Paperpad | CT937 Collectables | FL625 Flourish Pack Star&Moon | SB777 Rhinestones – Black | SB713 Pearls – Pearl | EM407 Mini Pegs | EM433 Pearl String – Pearl
Other: Glitter, Sequins, Beads, Mists, Sparklets
“Grateful” Mother’s Day Layout ~ By Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Products: P2526 Villawood | P2524 Spring Breeze | P2531 Lakeside | P2523 Misty Rose| PP1043 Paper Pad | CS326 Clear Stamps | FL624 Flourish Pack – Beautiful | CT936 Collectables | IT031 Scallop Lattice Mini Template | IP726 Island Ink Pad | IP724 Bark Ink Pad | SB789 Chino Pearls | LDB1052 Mini Pegs |
“For Someone Very Special” Mother’s Day Card ~ By Donna Espiritu
Kaisercraft Products: PP1043 Paper Pad | CT936 Collectables | CD509 Card Pack Square
Other: Doily, Thread, Mists
Mother’s Day is this Sunday in Australia. Are you creating any hand-crafted Mother’s Day gifts? Be sure to share them with us by tagging #kaisergallery or popping into Kaisercraft Corner our own private Facebook Group.