Thursday, March 24, 2016

Kaisercraft March Inspiration

Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Cards by Alicia McNamara

Hello! Thanks for joining me for some March Kaisercraft Inspiration!  Each month Kaisercraft provides us all with a surprise package of two gorgeous new collections and March is exactly that.  If you are like me and a daily reader of the Kaisercraft Blog you would be familiar with the two collections for March; Finders Keepers and Story Book.  You would also have enjoyed the amazing inspiration provided from the Design Team Members this month on the blog.  I personally love seeing how the Design Team take the same products and come up with so many different and creative projects and interpretations.  Today I'm sharing my take on the two collections...I hope you enjoy : )

Project #1 - "Enjoy The Ride" Cards

These cards are a simple little pair to make, but perfect for birthdays and any occasion really.  They were made using the "Finders Keepers" Collection.  They have a light, cheery feel to them with a little bit of vintage thrown in.

Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Cards by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: PP992 Paper Pad | CS251 Clear Stamps | P1989 Curio | SS308 Sticker Sheet |CD650 Smooth Cardstock - White | LDB1059 Natural Twine | EM405 Paper Doily | IP725 Ink Pad - Petal Pink | IP730 Ink Pad - Avocado | IP719 In Pad - Black | P1991 Snapshot | P1993 Treat | KM115 Kaiser Mist - Candy | KM104 Kaiser Mist - Light Green | SB786 Pearls - Rose | SB784 Pearls - Ice Green | 

Project #2 - "Love My Life" Layout

Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Layout by Alicia McNamara

This Layout is a really simple one to put together.  I picked the colour aqua as my focus colour with some touches of yellow, white, navy and kraft thrown in.  To recreate this layout simply choose a couple of templates to spray some Kaisermist onto.  I chose the templates "Fading Dots" and "Floral Lace".  I then chose some yellow and white Kaisermists.

IT904 IT906
"Fading Dots" and "Floral Lace"

I sprayed the white Kaisermist onto the Fading Dots template in some places on the page.  I sprayed the Floral Lace template with yellow Kaisermist randomly on some spaces on the page.  Then I Mounted my photo onto a few layers of papers and die cuts and cut little horizontal strips to fill up the rest of the page above and below the photo.  Finally I added some hearts, rhinestones and a little kindy-glitz to embellish.

Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Layout by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: P1994 Treasures | P1993 Treat | P1992 Collectable | P1995 Montage | PP992 Paper Pad | CT851 Collectables | SS308 Sticker Sheet | CD650 Smooth Cardstock - White | DD747 Decorative Die - Circle Scribble | IT904 Designer Template - Fading Dots | IT906 Designer Template - Floral Lace | KM103 Kaiser Mists - Yellow| KM111 Kaiser Mists - White | DD126 Decorative Die - Card Suits | PT228 Glitter tape - Mint | SB703 Rhinestones - Aqua | IP27 Ink Pad - Lagoon | Other: White Ric Rac Ribbon | Kindy Glitz |

Project #3 - "Love You Forever" Beyond the Page

Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Beyond the Page by Alicia McNamara

One of the new products for March is this 8x10 Frame SB2410.  I do love decorating the Kaisercraft Beyond the Page frames so I was pretty excited when I received two of them in my DT package for this quarter.  I chose this older photo of Nicky and I taken on Mother's Day a few years ago and I gave it the girly treatment with a Pink and Kraft colour scheme and lots of layers.  I really enjoyed working with this 8x10 inch space.  Plenty of room to add in a photo and decorate around the photo.

Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Beyond the Page by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: SB2410 8x10" Frame | EM405 Paper Doily | P1989 Curio | P1991 Snapshot | P1990 Admit One | SS308 Sticker Sheet | CT851 Collectables | CD651 Kraft Cardstock | EF240 Embossing Folder - Heart Frame | DD522 Berry Vine | LDB1054 Wooden Shapes - Love | RS403 Rhinestones - Antique Rose | KC001 Kaisercolour Paint - White | Other:White Ric rac Ribbon |

Project #4 - "So Grateful" Layout

Kaisercraft Finders Keepers Layout by Alicia McNamara

This Layout I made a few months ago for CHA and is featured in the Kaisercraft Worskhop Magazine for the month of March and can also be found on the Kaisercraft Website here with full instructions on how to make it.  I love the bright cheery colours in this layout.  Third photo of Nicky and I in a row! This was unplanned...luckily there is some more variety with the next project's photo!!  I picked this photo because of Nicky's brightly coloured jumper.  Its not often you get a bright, yellow, red and blue in the one collection.  There are lots of colour combination possibilities in the Finders Keepers Collection.

Kaisercraft Products: P1989 Curio | P1992 Collectable | P1993 Treat | P1995 Montage | P1997 Medley | SS308 Finders Keepers Sticker Sheet | CT 851 Finders Keepers Collectables | Small Ink Pads IP 719 Black |

Project #5  - Story Book Beyond the Page

Kaisercraft Story Book Beyond the Page by Alicia McNamara

This was the second Photo Frame I altered this month, another new product for the month of March.  It's called SB2411 Medium Hexagon Frame.  I chose to go Vintage with this frame and picked a photo of my Grandparents.  I love working with heritage photos...I find myself gazing into the photo, wondering what the people were thinking at the time, what their day had been like, how they decided what to wear, what else would have been in their wardrobe etc etc.  Story Book is the perfect collection for your Heritage photos.  I added some butterflies, flowers and swirls to pretty it up a little.

Kaisercraft Products: SB2411 Medium Hexagon Frame | P2063 Borrow | P2066 Typewriter | P2064 Novel | P2069 Read | SS309 Sticker Sheet | IP719 Ink Pad - Black | IP723 Ink Pad - Vintage | DD725 Butterflied C6 Die | DD757 Decorative Die - Large Flourishes | F666 Paper Blooms - Black | F629 Paper Blooms - Buttercream | SB776 Rhinestones - Bronze

Project #6 -  Story Book Cards

Kaisercraft Story Book Cards by Alicia McNamara

Still on the butterfly theme with the Story Book Collection I made this neutral card.  I love the butterflies cut out of the old book paper and inked first quite liberally with Vintage ink and then edged more carefully with black ink.  The little flower in the centre adds texture and colour.

Kaisercraft Story Book Cards by Alicia McNamara

Then I decided to use some of the greens in this collection to make a second one.  This is a very simple design that is enjoyable to make and can be made in bulk to re-stock your card stash using the Story Book papers.

Kaisercraft Products: P2065 Library Card | P2068 Bookplates | P2063 Borrow | P2094 Novel | PP993 Paper Pad | Ip719 Ink Pad - Black | IP723 Ink Pad - Vintage | F649 Mini Paper Blooms - Sage | F645 Mini Paper Blooms - Honey | DD544 Decorative Die - 3 Butterflies | EM928 Lace Pack - Natural |CD651 Kraft Cardstock

Project #7 - Colouring In

Kaisercraft Colouring by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products: CL510 Mystic Treasures | CL101 Kaisercolour Gel Pens

I often sit on the toy room floor and craft away next to Nicky while he plays.  He likes me to be the voice of some of his characters, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle or a Transformer, or whatever group of toys he is playing with at the time.  He often asks me "Mummy will you come and craft while I play in the toy room?" It suits us both.  One night he asked me and I was feeling tired and uninspired to start a new project so I thought I would enjoy some colouring in.  I picked a nice easy page and limited myself to a few colours.  It was very relaxing and therapeutic.  Have you bought yourself a Kaisercolour book yet? Do you find time to relax and colour? Let me know in the comments below.  I am curious as to which of our Kaisercraft readers are really getting into this colouring craze?

Wishing you all a lovely Easter break, enjoy the chocolate!

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