Thursday, April 28, 2016

Debi Ryan: Sea Breeze Layout

Sea Breeze 12 x 12 LO

Debi here today with another layout, I have to say I just love the colours of the Sea Breeze Kaisercraft Collection- so on trend and perfect for lots of different types of Layouts and projects.

close up

On the cardstock, I used Bo Bunny texture glitter paste, with a stencil- it gives great texture and detail interest to the plain cardstock.
I also used Finnabair's micro beads all over the place... :-) I love these little beads, again great way to add interest, bling and make your layout unique.

flower close up

I've then mixed flat flower die cuts, with paper flowers and metal flowers and bits and bobs, I also added a felt butterfly.


Finally I flicked some of my new fav paint- H2O watercolour twinkles- these paints are just rich in colour and sparkle.

Thanks for looking today, until next time 
Debi x

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Diane - Kaisercraft "Story Book" Layouts

Hi everyone. I loved this paper collection the minute I saw it. I have so many old photos and I'm slowly working my was through scrapbooking them. Kaisercraft "Story Book" seemed to be perfect paper for this and I wasn't wrong. I could have created so many layouts but have chosen three to show you.  
The first I used small pieces of the paper to create blocks and used a larger for a title. I used Lindy's Stamp Gangs Magical "Steampunk Sepia" to give the varnish paper an old look.  
 My second page I used blue cardstock and mixed Lindy's Stamp Gang "Wake me up before you go gold" spray (don't you just love the colour names) with texture paste to create chevron look. I also sprayed the same colour and "Delphinium Turquoise' over the page. Randomly stamping as well.
Using an old credit card and primer I placed random lines over the page vertically and horizontally. I used strips of Story Book paper on the edge of the photos to try create a background for the photos. Then embellished with butterfly's, tickets, clocks etc.
 For my last page I wanted to create a book look for an article about my Poppa.  There was a bit of fiddling around to get the article to the right size. I used Distress Ink to help make the photocopied article look old.
 Again using clocks, buttons and die cuts from the Story Book collection to embellish.
I had fun creating these pages but most of all I loved remember the old days and the things my family have achieved. Thanks for reading and I hope I have inspired you to tell your story.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Christine - #Me Cards

Hi there - Christine here today with a couple of cards using Kaisercraft's # Me Collection....

We made these cards at Card class last week, both cards were dry embossed on their patterned paper before we layered up the flower clusters.
We made the flowers from the Cheery Lynn Gardenia flower die.

 Thanks to all of you that came along!


Happy Creating!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Betsy - Old Mac Cards

Hello all - Betsy here today to share some cards made with Kaisercraft's Old Mac Collection. It certainly has a farmyard fell - made me almost feel homesick, having been a farmer's wife for thirty years.

A very self explanatory 5 1/4" square card. I have distressed the edges, added twine, the chipboard fence and used the collectables in the packet. The image was retrieved of Pinterest.

The same size as the previous card and I have added some chipboard images which I picked up in Australia. The birdhouse and flower are actually buttons which I had in my stash.

I made a lever card for this one, a tutorial can be found on Splitcoaststampers, in their resource area. I have mostly used the collectables and again the picture was from Pinterest. What would we do without that site or I should say, what would I do with out that site!!

Do keep a check on here, as the SENZ classes are to be advertised shortly and at the moment we are busy preparing for them. All fun, I can assure you! Liz and Graham are away North just now but the girls are still busy attending to all things at the shop. Don't hesitate to call them for the excellent service they are renowned for.

Happy crafting and many blessings,


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Michelle - Kaisercraft Story Book Collection

I love this Story Book Collection from Kaisercraft. The sentiments written on their stickers, Collectables and cut outs on their pages are perfect for creating lovely projects - all about memories and moments .....  one of them reads "the BEST things in life are the people we love the places we've been .... and the memories we made along the way" - how lovely is that? When I saw the book cover off the speciality paper aptly named book covers (foil)... I decided to create an album using this cover:

The spine of the album is cut from the same speciality foil paper - these are the strips which I then cut down and layered them down the spine - giving the look of a volume book. I have use black card stock to create the pages inside the book.

 The inside of the pages has been decorated using the various papers from the Story Book range, as well the sticker sheet and the Collectables. Both the tags in these pages are free and can be taken out to add photos to them. The little envelope on the left picture and the clock feature on the right picture have only been taped in the corners so that a photo can be tucked in behind these.

I have ony adhered tape down the sides of the circle sticker and added talcum powder to the sticky part of the sticker so that it does not stick - a photo can then be added underneath to be matted onto the blue. I then created a flap on the right hand side that can be lifted up to add photos underneath.

 Again some more feature flaps and tags ........

This is a really fun range ... and would rate this range as one of my favourites!

Michelle VO

Monday, April 18, 2016

Michelle - Kaisercraft "Finders Keepers" Collection

A beautiful bright and fresh range - Kaisercraft Finders Keepers - I decided to do something a little different than my normal style and this is the result:

I cut a frame from chipboard and wrapped the Collectors piece of paper around this - this gave the photos great definition, mounted to the Floral Ticket specialty paper (I actually turned this once anti-clockwise). Using the Collectables and a piece cut from the left over of the Collectors paper,  layered these behind the photo and around it. I fussy cut the flowers from the Curio paper and added some flowers on top of this.

The next layout using the same Finders Keepers range is of my gorgeous niece. 

Using a plain blue cardstock, I used a stencil and some ink and stenciled on the ruler effects in the background. I then stenciled on some gesso. Once this was dry I used some blue ink and sprayed the background as well. Using the cards and tickets off the back of the Admit One paper, a piece from the Collectable paper to mat my photo on, plus some stickers off the sticker sheet - to complete the layout. 

Have a great week!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Vonni - Kaisercraft 'Story Book' Box

Hi. Vonni here today with a box I made using the Story Book collection by Kaisercraft. Some call it a hidden compartment box, but I'm calling this my 'Book Box'.

There are many tutorials online for making these boxes but I've used my Silhouette Cameo and a cut file by designer Lori Whitlock

The box itself was fairly easy to put together and including cutting time, it took around 30 minutes. As always, there are tutorials for Lori's 3D projects on YouTube.

Kaisercraft released their Story Book collection last month and I have been lucky enough to have a play. The papers are perfect for this project. The edges of my box look like real pages and a leathery spine from an old book.

The whole collection has a heritage feel to it and the Die Cut Collectables with this range are amazing. Little library cards, time pieces, quotes, I loved the little vintage typewriter.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by. You can find the Story Book collection available here. Have a great week.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Debi Ryan: Mini Coastal Escape Shadow Box

Hi, Debi here, we are definitely in autumn now, but I'm still summer reminiscing today, with an altered mini Kaisercraft coastal escape shadowbox.

shadow box

The box is one of the small wooden boxes that Prima pop their gorgeous wooden trinkets in. I've painted and grunged with white acrylic paint and blue and green inks. I've then added some beach treasures.

centre detail

Altering and grunting are definitely up there amongst my favourite thing to create, add in some scrapbooking element and I'm a very happy chicky.

Lots of details here, the backgrounds were all created with the perfect for those Summer holiday photos- Coastal Escape Collection by Kaisercraft.
I've then added some gorgeous epoxy stickers, and some flowers, charms and actual paua shell pieces.

Add some bling and twine and we've got the cutest altered shadow box- 3 inches x 3 inches.
Have a great week everyone.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Christine - Birdhouse Cards

Hi there - Christine here today with a set of Birdhouse cards using Kaisercraft's True Love Collection.... 

I love Birdhouses, so got out my Poppystamps Carolina Birdhouse die and got to cutting. Used a bronze card for the house and some of the shiny paper pad pieces for the roof and bases.
On 2 of the cards I have used the Kaisercraft Circle Vines die - a new favourite of mine! I like to make a cluster of flowers on to the leaf part and I especially love these small I Am flowers . Liz has them in a variety of colours. After snipping off the wire stem I wind it around a toothpick and then poke it into the cluster. I have also used the wire to wind up the birdhouse pole.


Happy Creating!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Vonni - Kaisercraft 'Old Mac' Range

Some of my family's best weekends have been spent on our friends farm. The fresh air. The wide open spaces.

Kaisercraft Old Mac was the perfect collection to use for the 2 layouts I am going to share with you today.

I love a layout that I can complete in less than half an hour. The Kaisercraft Collectable Embellishments were fun to work with. Little quotes, farm animals. I loved the horseshoes!!  

The sticker sheet that comes included in the Old Mac Paper Pack is fantastic for adding that little something extra to your layouts and is handy if you're not too big on journalling (I'm really trying to get better, I promise).

Love, love, love the denim look paper in this collection!! The rusty corrugated iron paper is pretty awesome too. Then there's the flannel, the cowhide... Too many favourites!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Betsy - A Box Book

Betsy here this morning to share a little something, which I have moved out of my comfort zone to produce. It does one good to do that sometimes and I must admit I enjoyed the challenge that Liz set. When at SENZ last year, I bought this chipboard kit from Jo, at Imagineif and I put it together using, yes, my all time favourite collection from Kaisercraft, Betsy's Couture. The instructions were very easily followed, even for me being a visual person! Of course, Liz has put together completely different papers etc, hence the resulting box is quite different. Love to know your thoughts ladies.


Close up of the front flower arrangement.

The photo showing the book opened.

This is a photo of the original one I made some time back, just to to let you see the way things can look so different using other collections.

Remember to keep checking on the Artfull Crafts blog, also view what the Design Team are up to. There are some lovely things being produced by some very talented ladies.

All today, until next time happy crafting and many blessings,


Monday, April 4, 2016

Michelle VO Kaisercraft Coastal Escape Range

Michelle VO - Sunshine 

Hi there
Here is my layout using the Kaisercraft Coastal Escape Collection range ....

This photo is of my daughter down at New Brighton Beach - quite appropriate photo for this range I thought. I have used and cut down the Sea Grass paper and distress this before adhering to plain cardstock. I have then cut out various other papers from the range, distressed these and layered behind the photo. The "netting" I cut out pieces from the Woven die cut in this same Kaisercraft range, and layered behind the papers. I also used various bits from the Collectables.

Of course, my layout had to include flowers! I have then finished off the layout with flowers, stickers , charms, twine and some seashells. I then also inked and stamped using Tim Holtz (peacock feathers) on the background page.

I really enjoyed putting this together.

Thanks for popping over - have a great week.
Michelle VO