Friday, 12 December 2014

Kaiser Craft Cherry Blossom plus Gold!

This week to have a break from Christmas layouts I reached for some of the new Kaiser Craft 'Cherry Blossom' collection which has just arrived and knew I wanted to combine this with my favourite colour - Gold! We R Memory Keepers have some lovely gold vellums and I used the hearts and stripes for these layouts. Silver and Copper colours are also available too.

For the pocket, I folded some vellum in half and stitched 3 sides. I then put some gold sequins in and stitched the 4th side up to seal in the sequins. I embellished the front with some ribbon, a cork shape by Teresa Collins as well as a Prima Marketing lightbulb embellishment. The gold heart was cut from gold foil card using a Little B set of heart dies. These dies emboss a stitched effect around the heart too.

I die cut the word 'Perfect' on my Silhouette Cameo and added this over some Frantage Embossing powder which has pink, white and gold sparkles in. 

For the chipboard word I dabbed on some Embossing Ink and applied gold embossing powder to the entire word. 

In the December release 'Cherry Blossom' by Kaiser Craft there is a really good set of word stamps. I used one of these ('Our Story') and heat embossed this in gold. The stamped image was the perfect fit for the lovely heart resin frame embellishment. The pack of collectables also have some quote cards in which fit perfectly in this cork polaroid frame shape. 

You can find a link to the products used below.

Charlotte x

Monday, 8 December 2014

Santa's Workshop (Doodlebug)

Todays layout I am sharing is a fun Christmas layout using Doodlebug supplies. I started by layering 3 sheets of paper as a base and then using strips of different patterned papers to create a hung banner across the middle of the page. 

I used a couple of the Doodle-pop stickers by Doodlebug - these are 3D stickers with embellishments such as googly eyes, glitter, adhesive gems etc. I added some enamel dots randomly in 2 of the corners. It is difficult to see in the picture but the border stickers that I have added to the edges of some of the banner shapes are glittery.

You can find a link to the items used below :)

Charlotte x

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Yuletide (Kaiser Craft) ... an extra layout!

We have another Yuletide layout for you today. This one still uses the 6.5"x6.5" paper pad and collectables which were used on our previous two layouts but in addition we used an extra sheet of black cardstock, a sheet of stickers, a sheet of gold glitter cardstock and a die-cut paper. So if you did purchase the items for the previous two Yuletide layouts you only need these 4 items to complete this layout too.

For this layout I wanted to try incorporating Iris Folding into a scrapbook layout. I have seen a lot of this on cards but it is rare to see on scrapbook layouts and I thought a Christmas layout was a good place to start! I chose to create a bauble design using papers from the 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad and some gold glitter card. 

As a guide, I found this on Pinterest. I printed the template out and reduced its size to work with my layout (I copied it into Microsoft Word and printed out a few in different sizes to begin with). I then traced the outline onto my die-cut paper and cut the outline of the shape out with a craft knife. Next, I stuck the printed template to my craft mat and laid my die-cut paper with the bauble shape cut out over it so I could see where each piece of patterned paper which was going to make up the bauble was to be placed. You then simply cut snippets from the paper pad and stick this to the back of the die-cut paper starting at 1 and alternating colours until the bauble is finished. I cut out a bow from a Sue Wilson die-cut set to finish off the bauble. 

Using a craft knife I cut around the Holly cluster in the bottom left corner so that I could tuck my photo behind. Platinum and Christmas Red Stickles glitter glue give the layout a nice sparkle. 

You can find a link to the products used below. These items are in addition to the items shown on the other Yuletide layouts created on our previous blog post except for the punch. 


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Yuletide (Kaiser Craft)

I have two more Festive layouts to share today :) 

These two layouts were created with just a 6"x6" paper pad, a pack of die-cut shapes by Kaiser Craft, some black cardstock and a stencil. It was a nice change to make a layout without cutting down any 12" x 12" paper but there are so many lovely shapes in the Collectables by Kaiser Craft (they release these with every collection they bring out!) that you really can make lovely layouts without the need for much paper.

I haven't added my photos yet on these layouts - I wanted to get them ready so that after Christmas I just need to print my photos and cut them to size.

In the 6" x 6" pad you also get a few sheets of die-cut cardstock shapes in the back including the scalloped border design in the top left corner of this layout:

I added some Stickles Glitter Glue to the holly sprays die-cuts and the christmas tree baubles to make it sparkle. I outlined quite a lot of the shapes with small dots using a White gel pen. I also used the white pen through the Festive Stencil instead of texture paste so that it matched all of the dots. 

You can find a link to all of the items used below :)

Thank you for looking,

Charlotte x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Saint Nick (Fancy Pants Designs)

I have another festive themed layout to share today using the 'Saint Nick' collection by Fancy Pants. I am really enjoying using a variety of different manufacturers christmas papers this year - some are more traditional, some are perfect for smaller children or babies like the layouts on my last blog post and this collection is just full of fun colours and patterns - perfect for any christmas photo. All of the icons on the layout were from the same Rub On sheet which co-ordinates with the collection. These rub-ons work really well and even maintain their shape when rubbed over a couple of different papers like the large red snowflake style shape in the top right hand corner. 

It is difficult to tell from the photographs but I have added quite a few dots of Stickles glitter glue in Christmas Red to give the page a bit of sparkle.

As always you can find a link to the items used below :)

Thank you for looking,

Charlotte x