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April 2011

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Kaisercraft – Design Team 2011-2012

Hi Everyone You may have noticed a few posts recently using exclusively Kaisercraft products! This post represents my application for their Design Team for 2011 – 2012. You can also see all my posts using Kaisercraft products by following this link. I have linked back to my original blog post in both the title and photo caption of each project so you can see additional photos and information for each item.  Home Decor / Storage Items Recipe Box – (Nan’s Favourites) This is one of the most recent BTP projects I have completed and it was a real pleasure to work with this collection of papers and embellishments. There is so much colour and variety ranging from classic to kitschy – definitely something for everyone!  For original post and additional pictures – please visit my blog post here Christmas Ornaments – (Various Kaisercraft) Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes are some of my favourite products to work with. They look stunning straight out of the packet for a natural feel that co-ordinates with pretty much any style and the ways of decorating them are endless. Here I have used a mix of paint, stamps, ribbon and rhinestones. For original post and additional pictures […]

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Kitchen Cardset (Kaisercraft – Nan’s Favourites)

Hi Everyone – hope you are having a wonderful Easter. I am pretty excited about my post today! I love to make these fun cardsets, but I had never made one using Kaisercraft products before. When I saw the Nan’s Favourites collection I thought it would work great with the Kraft cardstock I use for the cards and folders. This line is very versatile and with this project I really wanted to bring out the fabulously “Kitschy” 1950’s feel that a few of the papers have. It’s just FUN! The inside of the folder has 2 sections.  On the left are a couple of little notebooks I covered with the glossy paper from the 6.5″x6.5″ pad and a couple of chipboard pieces. On the right you can see the little cards I made using plain Kraft cardstock, some papers and elements from the 6.5×6.5 pad, a few of the die cuts and some chipboard pieces The Wooden Flourishes are some of my favourite embellishments from Kaisercraft and I am always trying to find ways to incorporate them into my projects. Here I have just used them as simple decoration on the spine of my booklet – both inside and out. […]

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A Special Project – 70th Birthday Album

Hi Everyone – This project has been on my “started but MUST finish” list for about 2 months and I finally got around to it! It’s an album for my Father-in-Law – he turned 70 in March and I love him to bits! The front of the album has a Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish (Elm Tree) and elements from the Secret Bird Society collection including a journal tag I printed onto. I applied some white ink to the flourish and then stamped over with a text stamp to try and get a whole family, story, nature feel! I have used 2 of my favorite Kaisercraft collections from last year in this album – Up, Up and Away and Secret Bird Society. Both collections had a lot of lovely detail in their papers and their soft muted colors were a perfect match.  Rob has spent his whole life outdoors and the Secret Bird Society collection offered a subtle and classic option for this album. I was very kindly lent some of his old photo albums and I scanned in the photos I wanted to use. I decided to make all the pictures black and white – even the modern ones that were […]

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Springtime Cupcakes, Flowers and Gratuitous Photographs!

Hi Everyone Some gratuitous photos today – but how can you go wrong with some Springtime Cupcakes and Cosmo Cricket!! I have really been trying to improve on my photography and having seen a few manufacturers request submissions with projects photographed on a white background – I decided to give it a go. I have made the cupcake toppers and flowers using the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety collection. These flowers are super simple to make – why not check out the tutorial on how to make them here! You can see my tutorial on how to make the embossed icing on top of the cupcakes here. I really think these photos are WAY over-edited but I couldn’t figure out how to balance everything right – so now I not ONLY need to work on my photography – but I need to learn more about editing too! I have taken all of these outside but the light this time of year (approaching winter) is SO different to how it was all summer – so now I need to learn about lighting conditions too! These pictures show the same flowers against different backgrounds – it’s amazing how different they look depending on […]

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Recipe Box (Kaisercraft – Nan’s Favourites)

Hi Everyone – writing to you from chilly Marlborough. Our grape harvest is almost over and the nights are getting COLD with the frost alarms going off every night this week. There’s snow on them there hills and the heating is well and truly on! Today I have a recipe box to show you using the Kaisercraft “Nans Favourites” Collection – which has been MY favorite collection of theirs this year so far. I have covered the box using the Lemon Slice and Apple Pie papers and lined it using the Cookie Dough and Shortbread papers.  I have used paper-pad, elements and chipboard to decorate as well as one of the Kaisercraft Wood Flourishes in the shape of a weighing scale. I love these flourishes – they are so versatile but one word of warning – they are delicate too, so take care when you are taking them off the packaging. I have been a little over-enthusiastic in the past and snapped them but you can always just glue them and use them on a card đŸ™‚ I thought the chipboard pieces from this collection were really fun – so I decided to use them as tabs for my box. […]

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School Projects with Kaisercraft’s “Class of ’87”

Hi Everyone We have had a crazy week here in Marlborough – we are in the throes of grape harvest and my eldest son started his school visits… You may remember I posted this little organizer I made for his new desk at home using the Kaisercraft Class of ’87 range – well I have a few more projects to share using the same collection.. Alphabet Flash Cards For these I have simply cut out the individual letters from the “Show and Tell”  paper and laminated each one in an individual pocket, punched a hole and used a book-ring to bind together The awesome thing about this book is that you can use it for letter teaching AND letter writing as the reverse of each letter has plain lines where you can practice writing with a whiteboard pen!! Crayon Box This was just a fun box I put together to hold some crayons I made (you can see tutorial on my blog showing just how easy they are to make here) Here are a couple of close-ups Pen Holder For this project I simply painted the edge of a blank box and covered the side in some of the paper […]

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