Monday, September 25, 2017

Tutorial: How to Make a Lantern Shaped Christmas Mini Album

How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara


How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Hello Crafty Friends : )

I received a Lantern Mini Album Beyond The Page Kit in my DT box from Kaisercraft, and you all know how much I do love to make Mini Albums... I thought I would write up a little Tutorial to explain how I made this project.

Step One - Paint Your Album.



I chose to paint my Album in "Sea Breeze".  I love this colour and thought it would be nice paired with the black and white "Christmas Edition" papers.


How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Step Two - Add Texture and Decorate

I mixed white paint with Texture Paste to smooth over the top of the Swirl Flourish Template to decorate the front cover of the album.


To fill in the window holes on the front cover I used Snowcapped (Reverse).



I used some die cuts and Glitter Card Stock to create some decoration for the front cover.  I love the word "Believe" die and it always looks nice cut in the Glitter Card stock.  


I also used a silver doily, some Pearl String and Paper Booms to decorate.

How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara


How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Step 3 - Inside Pages

For each of the inside pages I used the same design.  This cuts out a lot of the thinking with a Mini Album.  I used Coal paper (Reverse) strips and I coloured random leaves in with gel pens.


I used the black and silver foil paper from the Paper Pad for another strip and fussy cut some images from Rejoice (Reverse) to decorate.



How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

I added some number stickers to show the year for each of the photos.  I also coloured some wooden embellishments with a silver gel pen and embellished with a little bling.

How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara


How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara


How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara


How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara


How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara


How to Make a Kaisercraft Christmas Mini Album by Alicia McNamara

Below is a complete list of all the products I used to make this Album...

Kaisercraft Products: SB468 Lantern Album | P2381 Coal | P2382 Rejoice | P2383 Christmas Tale | P2384 Snowcapped | PP1027 Paper Pad | FL608 Flourish pack - Traditional Christmas | FL584 Wooden Flourish - Snowflake | FL582 Wooden Flourish - Festive | EM435 Pearl String - Silver | PT228 Glitter Tape - Mint | GC103 Glitter Card Stock - Platinum | GC104 Glitter Card Stock - Crystal | GC110 Glitter Card Stock - Lagoon | DD402 Decorative Die - Believe | CL104 Gel Pens 48pk | RS402 Rhinestones - Island Lagoon | SB700 Rhinestones - Silver | SB794 Pearls - Snow | F631 Paper Blooms - Sea Breeze | F627 Paper Blooms - Coconut | AS251 Alpha Stickers - Ebony | M009 Album Rings - Silver | LDB1120 Foil Doilies - Silver | DD705 Decorative Die - Swirl Flourish | IT450 Template - Swirl Flourish | KC001 Kaisercolour - White Paint | 

I enjoyed making this Mini Album and I hope my boys enjoy looking at the photos inside it.  If you have any questions please let me know in the comments below.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Layout

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Layout by Alicia McNamara
Hello Crafty Friends,

Just popping in quickly to share this layout I made using "Santa's Letters".  I chose to feature the Poinsettia Frame Die Cut.

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Layout by Alicia McNamara

I did quite a bit of fussy cutting of the Poinsettia flowers to decorate.

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Layout by Alicia McNamara
It was fun to work in the shape of a circle for this layout.

Kaisercraft Products: PS500 Poinsettia Frame Die Cut | P2390 Santa's Workshop | P2388 Christmas Poinsettia | CT890 Collectables | GC120 Glitter Card Stock - Ruby | DD757 Decorative Die - Large Flourishes | FL582 Flourish Pack - Festive | FL599 Flourish Pack- Be You | Other: Cheese Cloth | Sparklets |

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DIY Clean and Simple Christmas Cards


DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing a Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Clean and Simple Christmas Cards.  These cards are perfect for mass production.  They are quick to make, sparkly and can be made in any colour you choose!  I filmed a Video Tutorial on how I made these cards so you can see exactly how I put them together.


DIY Clean and Simple Christmas Cards

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products you will need:

Glitter Card Stock in three colours...


GC109 Emerald, GC107 Golden, GC120 Ruby


DD321 Decorative Die - Merry Christmas


IT021 Mini Designer Template - Flourish Tree
Kaiser Colour Paint in three colours...


KC050 Metallic Gold, KC028 Green, KC009 Red

CD511 Card Pack C6 - White


T321 Acid Free Craft Glue
(You will also need texture paste)

3 Easy Steps to Make the Cards

1. Mix Paint with Textured Paste and smooth over the top of the template and onto the card bases.

Hints: When mixing the paint and texture paste do not use too much paint.  You want it to be mostly texture paste with just enough paint to give you the colour you want.  If you make the mixture too runny it will seep under the template and ruin your image.  Also make sure you clean your template between colours and immediately after use. When you clean it do it very carefully with a baby wipe or paper towel and water.  Then pat it dry gently.  You don't want to lift up the delicate swirls in the image which can be easily done if you are too rough with the template.

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

2. Die Cut the "Merry Christmas" sentiment out of Glitter Card Stock.

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

3. Adhere the sentiment with glue

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Oh my! Is it really that easy? Yes it is!

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

These cards are very quick to make!

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I chose red, green and gold, but you don't have to stop there.  Kaisercraft makes Glitter Card Stock in 20 colours!!  Imagine the possibilities!

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

They are also quite fun to make and you could easily make a bulk set of 20 cards or more.

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara
Feel free to copy this design, or use it as inspiration.
Happy Crafting : )
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