Monday, August 10, 2015

Kaisercraft August Collections


Alicia McNamara - Kaisercraft Design Team

 Hello and happy Monday! 

I am over at the Kaisercraft Blog sharing these special creations today.  I have made two sets of Christmas cards, an off-the-page Christmas Nativity Scene and a non-Christmas layout using each of the three collections for August; "A Touch of Gold", "Holy Night" and "Time Machine".    Kaisercraft have provided a great variety in their collections this month, with something to suit everyone.

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Firstly, "A Touch of Gold".  This celebratory collection features shiny gold, sparkles, glitz and glamour! Today I am sharing some Christmas cards I have made.  Very un-traditional, but they certainly make a statement and the gold really gives them that wow factor!  They would be a standout amongst Christmas cards received and on display on the mantlepiece.
The inspiration for these cards came from the sentiments I cut from this 12x12 Paper PS423 Christmas Words and then each sentiment became the focus point.

PS423

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I layered the focus sentiment with beautiful foiled papers.

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I tied organza bows and sprinkled on some Epoxy stars.

Alicia McNamara - Kaisercraft Design Team

The papers do all the work for you in this collection.  I focused on clean lines and simple designs.  I do love the shiny gold.  

The Kaisercraft products used are:
CD102 12x12 Weave - Licorice | PS421 Specialty Foil - Pin Stripe | PS420 Specialty Die Cut and Foil - Doily | PP976 Paper Pad | P1899 Glitz | PS423 Specialty Foil - Christmas Words | CT834 Collectables | BRB605 Organza Ribbon Neutrals | ST911 Epoxy Stickers - Monochrome |

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Secondly, I am sharing some more Christmas creations, this time they have a much more traditional feel.  The Holy Night Collection is filled with beautiful images of the Nativity Scene, Angels, stars and stained glass windows.  As I was working with these papers feelings of peace and calmness came over me...the images spoke to my soul.

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The focus image for this card came from P1914 Holy Night - Blessing 12x12 Paper.  I simply layered the same image three times by cutting out different sections and used three-dimensional tape to pop up the layers.  The Card Panels Kaisercraft makes are a perfect starting point for making cards.

Print

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For my Off The Page Project I assembled and decorated FL572 Wooden Flourish Scenes - Nativity Scene.
This was such a fun project to paint and decorate and fits inside three of Kaisercraft's Advent Calenders; SB2370 Advent House, SB2066 Advent Calender and SB2316 Advent Block.  Or it can simply be used as a decoration on its own.  This would be a great activity for the kids to make leading up to Christmas.  It is quite simple to put together and can be decorated as simply or as ornately as desired.

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Finally I made a folded card using DD318 Card Creations - Snowflake Card Flip.

DD318

However instead of using the snowflake I used a card panel from P1914 Holy Night - Blessing 12x12 Paper.

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The die comes with all the instructions on how to make this Flip Card, which is very easy to make and gives a nice alternative to the regular flat card base.

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The Kaisercraft products used are: 
SS291 Sticker Sheet | PP977 Paper Pad | CD101 12×12 Weave – Coconut | P1913 Wise Men | P1914 Blessing | CT 835 Collectables | EM 424 Tag Pack | FL572 Flourish Nativity Scene | F644 Mini Paper Blooms - Coconut | F627 Paper Blooms - Coconut | F628 Paper Blooms - Honey | F646 Mini Paper Blooms - Buttercream | SB715 Pearsl - Latte | IP723 - Vintage
Other products: Gold Paint, Gold cord.

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Finally, I am sharing my "non-Christmas" Layout using the "Time Machine" Collection.  This collection has a colour palette of teal, brown. black and ivory and is filled with gears, cogs and clocks.  It is a great Masculine range, perfect for Father's Day cards, Male Birthday cards and Male layouts.  I chose to make a Layout with a recent photo of our little boy.  I kept the sketch simple and decorated with stamps, stickers and collectables.  Everything coordinates so beautifully in this collection.  It is easy to play with and put together a project.

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There are lots of great quotes in "Time Machine", but this one; "Always find time for the things that make you happy to feel alive" is one of my favourites and a little piece of wisdom for all of us.  I had a lovely time stamping on this layout and then layering the stickers and collectables over the top of the stamped images.

Alicia McNamara - Kaisercraft Design Team

The Kaisercraft products I used are:
CD101 12×12 Weave – Coconut | P1922 Coggler | P1925 Gears | SS292 Sticker Sheet | CS236 Clear Stamps | IP724 - Bark | 
Thats all from me today! I hope you enjoyed these little projects and that it inspires you to find time for a bit of crafting, if that is what makes you happy : )

I'm interested to hear what your favourite August collection is?
Have a lovely week,

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