Sunday, 26 April 2015

Australian Card Maker of the Year

The news is out and I can finally tell everyone........

I have been voted Australian Card Maker of the year by Practical Publishing and Australian Simply Cards...WOW!!

They had the largest number of entries ever and there are so many amazing cards!
 I had to submit three and I chose a range of different techniques. 
The photos and details can be found in Australian Simply Cards on sale this Thursday and of course many of you have copies already as you are subscribers!

My prizes are so generous, $2,500 of products and a place on the magazines Design Team. 

What an incredible accolade!!


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Oh So Lovely Collection

"Oh So Lovely" is the sweetest collection and just perfect for all feminine papercrafting projects. I love it all and had the best time playing with it.

“Ruby”

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Kaisercraft products used: Patterned Papers: P1791 Woman. Collectables CT823. Pearls SB787 Hot Pink. Chipboard Alpha 2 CB108. Mists Pink KM110. Glue Runner T325. Foam Tape T303.


“Hugs & Kisses”
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Kaisercraft products used: Patterned Papers: PS399 Mademoiselle; P1796 Miss; P1790 Femme; P1788 Ladylike; P1794 Damsel. Collectables CT823. Glue Runner T325. Foam Tape T303.
Other Products Used: Kindy Glitz – clear.


“A Mothers Love”
With Mothers Day just around the corner, I thought I would create a sweet card and this collection is just perfect.

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For my card base I used Decorative Die Doilies (DD504). I laid this die so that it was just above the fold line of my square kaisercraft card (see pic below) and rolled it through my Big Shot. You can secure your die in place with printed paper and you may need to rotate and turn a couple of times because you are rolling through two layers. This created a card with just a little bit of the die design missing at the top. To finish the base, I cut one more doily from single card and adhered this to the front. Then the fun begins……decorating with all things pretty!

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Kaisercraft Products Used: Paper Pad PP965. Collectables CT823. Decorative Die DD 504. Pearl Strips PL501 White. Lace Pack EM925.
Other Products Used: Kindy Glitz.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Antique Bazaar projects from Kaisercraft

“Single Moment” Layout by Collette

A simple layout to showcase a beautiful photo of my mother.

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Kaisercraft Products Used: Antique Bazaar – Patterned Paper: P1804 Character; P1801 Limited. CT824 Collectables. Sticker Sheet SS279. Clear Stamps: CS213 Chase Rainbows; CS855 Texture – Scallop Lace. Ink Pad IP724 Bark. Paper Booms Mini: F669 Fire Red. Sparklets: RS411 Cameo. Wooden Flourishes: FL510 Intricate Corners; FL476 Palm Leaves. T325 Glue Runner; T303 Foam Tape.
Other Products Used: Glossy Accents


“Dutch Fold Card” by Collette
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Instructions

  1. Cut card base 8″ x 7 1/8″.
  2. Score on 8″ side at 2″ and 6″.
  3. Rotate and score on 7 1/8″ side at 2 3/8″ and 4 6/8″.
  4. Cut out top two segment on each side, (see pic above).
  5. Fold and decorate using the gorgeous Antique Bazaar papers and collectables. All my papers came from the 6 1/2″ paper pad, just perfect for card making!
Kaisercraft Products Used: Kaisercard: CD108 Coffee Bean. Paper Pad  PP966. Collectables – CT824. Adhesives: T325 Glue Runner; T303 Foam Tape.
Other Products Used: Happy Birthday Label.


“Twisted Easel Card” by Collette
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Instructions:
  1. Cut card base 11″ x 4 1/4″. Score on long side at 5 1/2″. Card will be side opening.
  2. Diagonal score on front of card from bottom left corner to top right corner. Fold inwards on score lines.
  3. For easel top, cut matching card 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Adhere this with double sided tape to the bottom scored section of the card front.
  4. Decorate using papers from the Antique Bazaar Paper Pad and the beautiful ‘Collectables’. Make sure you use foam tape to pop up a ‘stopper’ to hold your card open, ( I have used a die cut label from the paper pad).
Kaisercraft Products Used: Kaisercard: CD108 Coffee Bean. Paper Pad  PP966. Collectables – CT824.  Paper Blooms Mini: F646 Buttercream; F649 Sage; F645 Honey. Adhesives: T325 Glue Runner; T303 Foam Tape. T314 Double Sided Tape.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Bigshot Embossing Folder Techniques

Check out my videos to show you the techniques and have fun following the step by step instructions for three fun cards!


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https://youtu.be/5an1tvbQYmU

https://youtu.be/U5Ookag8rUY


‘Orange Doiley’

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Instructions

  • Cut ‘Papaya’ Kaiser card (CD128) to 4″ x 6″ and adhere to a white C6 card, (CD 511). Cut ‘Chedder’ Kaiser Card (CD124) to 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ and adhere to Card front.
  • Cut smooth white card stock (CD650) to 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″. Ink up and stamp doiley stamp (CS213), using Tangello  (IP729) and Saffron ( IP728). Stamp sentiments (CS213) using ‘Tangello’  (IP729) and ‘Lagoon’ ink pad (IP 727).
  • Emboss top and bottom with ‘Flourish’ Embossing Folder ( EF206).
  • Score lines on edge of embossing.
  • Colour embossed design with markers.
  • Attach twine and button.
  • Adhere decorated white mat with Foam Tape (T303).
  • Dot stamped doiley with clear kindy glitz.

‘Butterfly’

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Instructions
  • Cut a C6 Kaiser card (CD511) to 4″ wide by 6″ tall. Adhere a 4″  x 6″  piece of ‘Fern’ Kaisercard (CD118) and then adhere 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ ‘Chocolate’ Kaisercard (CD109).
  • Cut ‘Vanilla’ Kaisercard (CD113) to 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″. Ink up and stamp doiley stamp from (CS213), using ‘Vine’ (IP733), ‘Gum Leaf’ (IP721) and ‘Vintage’ (IP723).
  • Center emboss pre-stamped vanilla card using ‘Damask’ Embossing folder (EF205).
  • Score lines on edge of embossing.
  • Gently swipe Vintage Ink Pad (IP723) across embossed design. Adhere to card front using Foam Tape (T303).
  • Die cut butterfly using ‘Decorative Dies Butterfly’ (DD5030) and patterned paper from Chase Rainbow 6 1/2″ paper pad (PP 967). Roll wings on a pencil and gently fold back against body. Adhere body only.
  • Adhere mini blooms, ( F653 Ruby & F650 Olive).
  • Stamp sentiment of vellum using stazon ink pad. Cut vellum close to sentiment and flag left edge. Adhere with small dots of glossy accents.

“9”

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Instructions
  • Cut a C6 Kaiser card (CD511) to 4″ wide by 6″ tall. Adhere a 4″  x 6″  piece of ‘Blue Jeans’ Kaisercard (CD176) and then adhere 3 7/8″ x 5 7/8″ ‘Neptune’ Kaisercard (CD173).
  • Cut ‘Vanilla’ Kaisercard (CD113) to 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″. Adhere five circles cut using Kaisercraft nesting circles die ( DD507); cut from green and blue patterned paper from Chase Rainbow 6 1/2″ paper pad ( PP967). Cut one additional small size circle in green patterned paper for later.
  • Adhere Printed tape ‘Chevron Mint’ (PT215). Emboss this with ‘Honeycomb’ (EF203) embossing folder.
  • Score lines on edge of embossing.
  • Attach to card using Foam Tape (T303).
  • Using Decorative Die ‘Number Set Medium’ ( DD305) cut number ‘9’. Adhere.
  • Using Foam Tape (T303), adhere the additional circle.
  • Stamp sentiment of vellum using stazon ink pad. Cut vellum close to sentiment and adhere with small dots of glossy accents.

Hope you have enjoyed my post, please leave a comment and let me know! Thanks



Saturday, 11 April 2015

Kaisercraft Chase Rainbow Collection



“Special Times”  Layout by Collette

A quick, clean and simple page to remind me of my sons graduation. The ‘memories’ tab pulls out to remind me of all the details!
The blue patterned paper was cut to 11″ x 11″; the white card was cut to 8″ x 8″ and I used a 5″ wide by 7″ tall photo. As always, I sanded the edges of the photo to make it pop a bit! Grab your supplies, a cuppa and you will have this one done in no time!

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Kaisercraft Products Used: Kaisercard CD133 Cherry; CD 650. Patterned Paper: P1806. Collectables CT825. Paper Blooms: F664 Fire Red. Clear Stickers: ST916. Assorted Paper Leaves EM995. Printed Paper Tape: PT211 Polka Dot Red. Rhinestones: SB711 Red; SB704 Dark Blue.


“Callen” Layout by Collette.

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 Kaisercraft Products Used: Patterned Paper: P1809 Colour; P1810 Tone.  Collectables: CT825. Paper Blooms mini: F669 Fire Red; F650 Olive. Wooden Flourishes: FL510 Intricate corners. Kaiser Mists: KM105 Turquoise; KM104 Lime Green. Templates: T608 Honeycomb. Printed Tape: PT215 Chevron – mint.
Other Products Used: Cheesecloth; Sequins; Dental Floss, Liquid Pearls.


“Enjoy” Card by Collette
A cute card featuring Decorative Dies and the new Quad Templates. Check out the video below to see how I made the paper flower.

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Kaisercraft Products Used: Card & Envelop Packs: CD501. Paper Pad PP967. Template T620 Flora Quarters. Decorative Dies: DD502 Birds and Cages; DD707 Layered Flowers. Lace: EM926. Pearl Strips: PL501 White.
Other Products Used: Gold Kindy Glitz; Border Punch.


“Paper Flowers” by Collette
Check out the video tutrorial and see how I made these flowers.

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https://youtu.be/-zd6HVWHl4Y



“Templates and Mists” by Collette
I was thrilled when I received the latest templates and mists to play with and thought I might share a few ideas on how I like to use them.

https://youtu.be/6Qb2DCBe2X8

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

I cannot believe that I have been on the Kaisercraft Design Team for a year....time really does fly when you are having fun. It is my first and only Design Team and was very daunting to begin with. It did not take long to feel like one of the family, the other members were fabulous and so inspiring and Kaisercraft were incredibly helpful.

 It has truly been awesome, it has re-ignited my papercraft passion and it has been a honour to be associated with such a generous and professional company.

When the call came out for the 2015 entry it took me only a second to decide...of course I would love to continue with this fabulous Design team. So here are my round one entries. I have to submit a  Layout, a Beyond the Page/Altered Item and a Mixed Media item or card. 

Please let me know what you think, my fingers will be crossed, there are so many amazingly talented papercrafters out there!


"Layout"

There have been so many stunning paper ranges and I admit it was hard to choose a collection for my layout. Here I am working with the 'Sandy Toes' Collection....fresh, beachy and fun!









Beyond the Page

I love all the wooded projects that Kaisercraft bring out each month, I especially love how practical many of them are. For my 'Beyond the Page' entry, I have decorated the Medium Tray (W272) along with four Table Tidy's (SB115). I wanted to create something beautiful and practical to keep me organised as I craft. This tray will house my most used items and sit on my desk directly in front of me. I hope, (and feel sure) it will help keep things tidy and easily found!

I have selected my very favourite paper collection, "Blue Bay" to decorate these wooded items and I must say it makes me want to redecorate my craft room....just love the colours and designs!









CARD

"All that Glitters" was well named....a stunning collection that I had a lot of fun with. I have made this swing card from papers in the 6 1/2" paper pad! Surely any girl would love to receive it?
 







So there it is, done. Now I eagerly wait to see if I am successful. Wish me luck. 

Collette xxx