Sunday, August 28, 2016

Quick Ten Male Cards - Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Quick Ten male Birthday Cards by Alicia McNamara


Its been awhile since I have whipped up a set of Quick Ten cards.  But I was certainly in need of some male cards this month and because I had the Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Collection on my desk I thought it was the perfect opportunity to make some Male Birthday cards.  Whenever I make a set of Quick 10 Cards I usually try and stick to the same sketch for each card and just change up the papers and embellishments.

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Quick Ten male Birthday Cards by Alicia McNamara

I didn't photograph every single one...they were quickly popped into envelopes and sent in the mail.  All the males on my birthday list this month received one of these cards!  I still have a few leftover for my card stash.  I need to do another Quick Ten Female Happy Birthdays for September, maybe I'll get the chance soon.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Father's Day Cards


Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Father's Day Cards by Alicia McNamara

I've made four Father's Day cards in preparation for Father's Day using the new Kaisercraft Collection "Barber Shoppe".  I used a variety of different letter stickers and chipboard to create the sentiments and embellished with the Gentleman Flourish Pack.  The little moustaches are my favourite!

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Father's Day Card by Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Father's Day Card by Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Father's Day Card by Alicia McNamara
Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Father's Day Card by Alicia McNamara

All the Dad's in my life are getting Darrell Lea "Dad Bags" again this year, except for Ben who has requested After Shave.  Father's Day in Australia is next weekend so these cards will all need to be posted off this week.  I'm on the count down now for the baby to be born...five days to go!!  Thanks for stopping by,

Kaisercraft Products: PP1002 Paper Pad | CS269 Clear Stamps | SS318 Sticker Sheet | CT861 Collectables | KM101 Kaiser Mist - Charcoal | PT212 Printed Tape - Arrows | IP719 Ink Pad - Black | FL579 Flourish Pack - Gentleman | LDB1042 Burlap Roll 1 inch | CB108 Chipboard Alpha 2 | DD747 Decorative Die - Circle Scribble | ST909 Epoxy Stickers - Natural | ST922 Clear Stickers - Happy Birthday | DD732 Interlock Circles | LDB1059 Natural Twine | 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Card



Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Card by Alicia McNamara
Over on the Kaisercraft Blog today there is a collection of Christmas projects featuring the new Christmas Wishes Collection.  I made this pop-up Christmas card using the Kaisercraft Card Creations Die - Snowflake Card Clip as my contribution.  This was a die released last year, I just didn't include the snowflake on the card.  Instead I fussy cut some Poinsettia flowers from the paper collection and used a doily and sentiment for the circle pop up section of the card.


Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Card by Alicia McNamara

I selected the colours aqua, pink and gold from this collection to be the focus colours of my card.  The gold decorative edging is from the sticker sheet.


Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Card by Alicia McNamara

I decorated every surface of this card, including the inside with a little cluster of embellishments and sentiments.

Kaisercraft Products: P2144 Pink Poinsettia | P2142 Bauble Garland | PP1003 Paper Pad | CT862 Collectables | SS319 Sticker Sheet | DD316 Card Creations Die - Snowflake Card Clip | RS404 Rhinestones - Champagne | RS411 Sparklets - Cameo | BRB606 Organza Ribbon | 

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Layout

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Layout by Alicia McNamara

Its a Group Post over on the Kaisercraft Blog today and my contribution was this layout using the new Barber Shoppe Collection.

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Layout by Alicia McNamara

This is a masculine collection, but I added a few floral bits in as well like the doily and flowers.

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Layout by Alicia McNamara

This was a little photo of Nicky and I when we were out for breakfast one morning with Ben after having an early doctor appointment.  We love going to this particular cafe at Main Beach for breakfast.  Its not really that often that Nicky takes a great photo.  So I do treasure the ones that turn out well.  Often his glasses reflect light in the photo, or he refuses to smile!

Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P2138 Beard | PS459 Mechanism - Die Cut | PP1002 Paper Pad | CT861 Collectables | CD101 12x12 Weave Card Stock - White | FL579 Flourish Pack - Gentleman | FL575 Flourish Pack - Wedding | EM405 Paper Doily | PT212 Printed Tape Arrows | IP719 Ink Pad - Black | KM101 Kaiser Mist - Charcoal | DD312 Decorative Die - Leaves | DD522 Decorative Die - Berry Vine | F630 Paper Blooms - Iceberg | F666 Paper Blooms - Black | ST925 Clear Sticker - Family | RS409 Sparklets - Ebony | 
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Kaisercraft August Blog Challenge

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

The team at Kaisercraft are constantly blown away by the amazing response they get for their monthly challenges and July was no exception! Thank you to all those who took the time to enter. Kylie has sifted through all of the wonderful entries and the lucky winners will be announced on the Kaisercraft blog at 10am tomorrow!



This month the challenge is a Sketch (and a lovely sketch it is I might add).
Create any paper craft project you like using the above sketch as inspiration. It may be a layout, card, journal page or anything you feel inspired to create! 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.
Entries close Wednesday 31st August 2016 at 11.59pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time UTC +10/Daylight Savings Time UTC +11)
You could be one of two luck winners to receive a Kaisercraft goodie pack.
Winners will be announced Friday 9th August.

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

I chose a photo of one of my cute little nieces.  I loved making this layout.  I used the Christmas Wishes collection again.  This time I picked out all the aqua colours and teamed them with a little champagne, wooden embellishments and butter yellow flowers.

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara
These gorgeous wooden flourishes are new product for the month of August.  This was my favourite design in the pack of four.

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

I treated myself to a new Kaisercraft leaf die.  I just love it.  I inked the edges and then curled them up a little.  Its a great space filler.


Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

I added plenty of little sparkly bits to this layout...I love these rhinestone swirls.  I need more of these in every colour lol!

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 12x12Weave Card Stock | P2150 Good Cheer | PP1003 Paper Pad | KM105 Kaiser Mist - Turquoise | PT228 Glitter Tape - Mint | FL581 Flourish Pack - Doilies | CS270 Clear Stamps | ST929 Clear Sticker - Inspirational | IP726 Ink - Island | IP727 Ink - Lagoon | Background Stamp - Script | DD312 Decorative Die - Leaves | F629 Paper Blooms - Buttercream | RS465 Rhinestones Flourishes Decorative - Island Lagoon | RS411 Sparklets - Cameo | RS418 Sparklets - Sea Breeze | 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Kaisercraft Templates - Christmas Wishes Layout

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

Today on the Kaisercraft Blog the Design Team are featuring Templates.  Kaisercraft has released two new templates for the month of August.

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IT915 Ornamental

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IT914 Grunge

Templates can be used for many different applications, they're a great versatile product to have in your craft stash! You can use them as stencils with gesso, textured paste, ink or even coloured pencils.

I received the Ornamental Template in my DT Box.  I mixed gold paint with Impasto and used the Snowflakes corner of the Ornamental Template to add gold snowflakes onto the background of my layout.  It was really fun to do and I was happy with how they came out.  I added some Candy Kaisermist and stuck little gemstones in the centre of each snowflake.  I teamed this with the new Kaisercraft Collection "Christmas Wishes".  I love the golds and pastels in this paper range.

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

This is a photo of my niece back in 2005, she was such a little cutie, and still is of course : )

Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: CD101 Weave 12x12 Card Stock - Coconut | PP1003 Paper Pad | KM115 Kaiser Mist - Candy | AS265 Number Stickers - Gold | FC205 Foil Card Stock - Brushed Gold | SS319 Sticker Sheet | PT230 Glitter tape - Lilac | DD757 Decorative Die - Large Flourishes | DD720 Decorative Die - Layered Poinsettia | DD318 Card Creations Die - Snowflake Card Flip | CT862 Collectables | F643 Paper Blooms - Amethyst | RS415 Sparklets - Princess | SB785 Pearls - Lavender | IT915 Template - Ornamental | KC050 Kaiser Colour - Metallic Gold | 

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