Monthly Archives: September 2011

Bo Bunny – Cambridge Collection pack

Last week Chelle came in to the store and bought the beautiful cambridge collection pack and returned 2 days later to show what she had made….I love it! She has only added a couple of buttons, brads,twine and one of the new Kaiser printed acetate sheets.

We still have a couple of these packs available in store or you can find them online here. (just below all the A5 card packs – so scroll down)

The collection pack includes: 18 sheets of double sided paper (2 per design) and 1 sheet of die cut stickers / alphabets.

Thanks for sharing Chelle.
I have a few layouts here from another great scrapper using the new Bonjour range. They will be loaded up in the next couple of days. Please bring in any projects you would like to share, i get so inspired by other people’s creativity.

Reindeer and Sleigh

Have you started making your Christmas Decorations yet? The Advent Calenders have been very popular again this year, but also the Sleigh and Reindeer. They would look stunning as any tables centrepiece!
Later this week I will show you Amber’s version (need to take photos – but it is on display in the shop) but here is one I just found on the Kaiser Blog.

‘Over the River and Through the Woods’ Sleigh and Reindeer by: Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Debbie says:
“The December 25th collection is absolutely scrumptious with it’s deep, rich holiday colors and beautiful embellishments and accessories.  I just adore how this sweet little sleigh turned out piled high with beautifully wrapped presents … and the reindeer pulling the sleigh is simply precious too!  This has quickly become one of my new holiday favorite decorations that will be treasured for years to come!”

Kaisercraft materials list:
December 25th Collection 6 1/2″ paper pad (PP850), Jewels (RS423), Rub ons (RB935), Faith (P715); Reindeer (SB2129); Santa Sleigh (SB2130); Paper Blooms – Honey (F628), Aubergine (F637).
Other supplies:  seam binding, jingle bells, berries, pine cone, cardstock for tags, doilie, cream spray paint, mini paper mache boxes.

The sleigh is available in store for $14.99 and the Reindeer for $12.99.

October Holidays

School Holidays Programme
All classes suit both boys and girls.
Wednesday 5th October

10.00 – 11.30 Create a fun page using paper from the Party Animals. Learn a few new techniques. Bring along a 4×6” landscape photo.  $7.50
12.00 – 1.00pm Create 2 beautiful cards using various techniques. $5.00
Thursday 6th October

10.00 – 11.30 Create a fun beach layout! Layout uses 1 4×6” landscape photo. $7.50
12.00 – 1.00pm Create 2 beautiful cards using various techniques. $5.00
2.00 – 4.00pm Dress up 2 wooden mannequins for your bedroom. $22.00

Wednesday 12th October

10.00 – 11.30am Learn to make bunting on your layouts! Please bring 2 photos. 1 portrait and 1 landscape – 6×4” $7.50
12.00 – 1.00pm Create 2 fun card using various techniques! $5.00
Thursday 13th October

10.00 – 11.30am Create a fun layout using papers from the Pink Gelato collection. (for boys there will be different paper). Please bring 1 photo portrait measuring 4 x 6”.  This class costs a little more as the kit includes a full packet of alphabet stickers. $12.00
All kids classes include everything needed to create the project.
Payment required at time of booking.

Christmas Flourishes

Have you seen the new flourishes we now have in store? Most are only $3 per pack and the bigger ones are $4 so easy on the pocket.

Here are a couple of layouts by the clever girls over at Kaisercraft……

“Snowflake” Layout by Svetlana Austin
Materials used:
December 25th Collection: Paper – Wish/P719, Believe/P721, Noel/P718, Love/P720, Merry/PS161, Paper Pad/PP850, Sticker Sheet/SS110, Rub ons/RB935, RB936, Clear Stamp/CS790, Silly Season Clear Stamp/CS791, Wooden Flourishes – Angel/FL361, Christmas Star/FL363, Sparklets – Daffodil/RS410, Crimson/RS414, Lace Pack – Cream/EM927.
Other: glimmer mist, ink, glitter glue, glitter pen

Svetlana says:
“December 25th collection puts me into very nostalgic mood, I just want to scrap something that really means to me “past” and “memories”. This little girl on the photograph is me. It is why this layout’s title and journaling are in Russian. Here is the translation of what I wrote: “I grew up in such a place and time where the celebration on new year replaced the celebration of Christmas. Even the Christmas tree was called New Year tree. There was no songs or poems about singing angels or the Bethlehem star. All the girls used to dress in the costumes of “snowflakes” and the boys were dressed as white bunnies… but even so, I have very warm and good memories of those times.”

“Bambi Twins” Layout by Jodi Dolbel
Materials Used:
December 25th Collection Papers – Festive (P717), Noel (P718), Paper Pad (PP850), Sticker Sheet (SS110), Journal Tabs (JT625), Clear Stamps (CS790), Sparklets – Fern (RS419), Daffodil (RS410), Cameo (RS411), Jewels (RS424), Wooden Flourish – Reindeer (FL364), Sleigh (FL362), Grid Clear Stamp,  (CS755), Paper Blooms – Aubergine (F637), Olive (F633), Mini Paper Blooms – Aubergine (F654), Olive (F650), Mini Crochet Doilie Flower (EM651), Kaisercolour – Metallic Gold (KC050), Black (KC031), Acetate Frames
Other Items: Craft Card stock, Graphic 45 Lettering, Prima Chipboard Lettering, Twine, Artline Pen

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..

As we are nearing our Christmas themed month I thought I would help put you in the mood with another post from the Kaisercraft blog. (you can also go here for the Kaiser blog)


A Special Time Of Year

by Mrs Frizz
A big hello and good afternoon to all our scrapping friends around the world! Although as we share our creativity, it might be that I should be saying a big hello and good morning to you instead of good afternoon!
Hilde, Janna and Michelle have had a wonderful time creating with Kaisercraft’s December 25th collection.
Silent Night by Michelle Frisby
 Materials list :
P715 Faith, PP850 paper pad, stickers sheet, FL363 wooden flourish – Christmas star, PL512 pearl flourish – classic latte.
Extras : corrugated cardboard, distress ink, muslin, punches and Reeves coarse texture gel, flowers, feathers and baubles.
Michelle says:
“My eyes lit up as soon as I saw the gorgeous colours from this Christmas collection, it was always going to be a hit with me and when I saw the collection in real life, I guess you could say I sighed.  What a darling collection – truly traditional Christmas colours!
I used a round corrugated cardboard cake liner, distressed the edge of cardboard, wiped ink all over and then spread a thin layer of coarse texture gel over the ink. I then punched a double layer of strips and used them as edging.

I used a base layer of muslin and layered on top with a variety of wet edged papers from the paper pad.  The Silent Night verse [sticker] has been backed with cardstock and tucked away under the photo and then she has embellished, embellished and embellished a little more.”
Now for Janna’s gorgeous creation:

“Nussknacker” Layout by Janna Werner
December 25th: Faith (9715), Hope (P716), Believe (P721), 6 1/2″ Paper Pad (PP850), Jewels (RS423), Collectables Sticker Sheet (SS109), Alpha Sticker Sheet (SS110)

Janna says:
“December 25th is a gorgeous vintage paper collection with a lot of extras in the collection.  I love using stickers on my layouts and with December 25th you will get a huge range and variety of stickers, including letters, borders and images.
And I have to say being part of an international design team, some of our design team girls around the world are privileged to be fluent in many languages.  I love seeing the written word in a different language on layouts.
And in case you haven’t guessed – ‘nussknacker’ is German for ‘nutcracker’!”
Now we have Hilde’s Layout…

“Christmas” Layout by Hilde Janbroers
December 25th overlay Holly PS178, papers Hope (P716), Peace (P714), Noel (P718), Festive (P717) / Sparklets Daffodil (RS410) / Pearl Flourishes decorative black (PL518), Pearl Flourishes classic black (PL514) / Wooden Flourishes; reindeer (FL364), Angel (FL361), Christmas star (FL363), December (FL365), Paper Blooms; Honey (F628 ), ruby (F636), Alpha Sticker Sheet (SS110), Die Cut Merry (PS161)
Other products:
Big Shot Machine, Tim Holtz alternations rosette die, ranger distress ink.

Hilde has given you a quick step by step run through of how she has put her layout together:
1. Place the overlay on the paper Hope. Cut the die cut in half and ink the edges.  Place another piece of the music paper on top.  Mat the photo’s and place then on the layout.  Add the swirls ( after cutting them in half ) and start adding the flowers and rosettes. Ink the wooden flourishes and add them as well.  Add some sparklets too.
2. Keep your eyes peeled on the blog for the rest of the week as we show you more creations and hopefully inspire you to use this absolutely gorgeous traditional Christmas collection from Kaisercraft.
Happy creating!!

New Christmas Wood now in store…..

This is from the Kaisercraft blog….

 Silly Season: Beyond the Page Creations

by JodiD

Good afternoon crafters!
With Christmas just around the corner, what better time to show you some wonderful creations that can be made for gifts for loved ones from the bright and colourful Silly Season Collection.  This range is so versatile because not only do you have some funky Christmas themed papers, but turn them over and you have some equally funky papers that can be used all year round!!!
In this post, Genevieve, Svetlana, Jodi, Lori, Pearl and Vicki will share some items they have created using this Collection:

“Advent Chest by Jodi Dolbel”
Side View..
Products Used:
Silly Season Collection Papers – Candy Cane/P726, Fairy Lights/P727, Dasher/PS163, Paper Pad/PP851, Painted Chipboard/CB133, Jewels/RS424, Pearl Brads – Ice Green/EM934, Pink Ice/EM932, Kaiser Colour – Olive/KC046
Other: Jo Sonia Paint – White, Jo Sonia Crackle Paint, Mod Podge
Jodi Says:
“I love this range of papers. Originally I thought I would make a wonderful chest for my daughters bedroom, and just use the backs of the Christmas Pages, but it looked too wonderful to die a natural death in my daughters bedroom, so I added some Christmas Embellishments and the numbers from the 25 Draw Chest Kit to make the advent calender. I think little hands will really enjoy collecting the goodies they will find in each of these little draws leading up to Christmas Day.”
“Christmas Collection” by Genevieve Allen
Products Used:
Silly Season Collection Papers –
Reindeer: Beyond the page Reindeer/SB2129; Paper Fruit cake/P723; Rub-on/RB937;Other: Distress Stain-Fired Brick-Vintage photo, Glitz Stickles, Pearls, little gem.
Noel Script Word:  Noel/SB2132; Paper Pad/PP851;Sticker sheet/SS111;Rhinestones flourishes/RS463; Sparklets Rouge/RS416; Wooden Flourishes December/FL365;Other: Acrylic paint, Stickles, Dye, Feathers
Christmas tree: Paper: Fairy lights/P727, Fruit cake/P723;Wooden Flourishes Christmas star/FL363;Other: Styrofoam tree, Stickles, Mod Podge, Punch, Pearl, Ribbon.

Genevieve says:
“I have played with the colors and embellishments to achieve a “girly” effect! I added a feather for the word NOEL, earrings and a necklace for the reindeer, pearls and ribbon for the tree.  This Christmas collection is going to be a great decoration for my granddaughters’s bedroom !”

“Christmas Door Hanger” by Svetlana Austin
Materials used:
Beyond the Page – Standing Word JOY; Silly Season Collection: Paper – Candy Cane/P726, Elf/P724, Jingle Bell/P722; Paper Pad/PP851; Sticker Sheet/SS111; Rub ons/RB937; Printed Chipboard/CB133; Clear Stamps/CS791; Sparklets – Rouge/RS416, Fern/RS419; Rhinestone Strip – Black/RS452; Rub Ons – Life/RB903.
Other: craft paint, glimmer mist, black marker, ink, chipboard, wooden beads, string, glue.
Svetlana says:
” To me, the Silly Season collection is a fun and modern take on Christmas traditions. It inspired me to create something funky and a little bit different. Instead of traditional round Christmas wreath with all the usual trimmings, I made a door sign, which will greet my friends during the December month, when they will knock on our front door.”
“Holiday Recipe Holder” by Lori Williams Leng
Materials used:
Large Mannequin/ SB2123, Printed Chipboard /CB133, White Lace/ EM926, Rub ons/ RB937, Lime Rhinestones/ RS455, Fairy Lights /P727, Elf/ P724
Other Products: clothes pin, distress pin, seam binding.
Lori says:
“Do you remember those adorable little aprons from the 50′s and 60′s ?  That is exactly what I had in mind when I created this project.  It’s a recipe holder that is going to look perfect on my kitchen counter during the holidays.  It would also be perfect for a hostess gift with one of your favorite Christmas recipes to share.”
“Tip: Did you know our Kaisercraft rub ons transfer so easily onto ribbon?  It’s a great way to create your own designer ribbons that coordinates perfectly with a collection.  I added the Christmas Tree border rub onto some plain white ribbon for the sash around the waist.  Just the perfect touch.”
“Silly Dears” Mini Book by Pearl Lui
Materials Used: Silly Season Milk & Cookies (P728), Gingerbread (P729), Journal Tags (JT626), Printed Chipboard (CB133), Paper Pad (PP851), Jewels (RS424)
Other: Ribbon
Pearl says:
“The Silly Season “Milk & Cookies” pattern paper is awesome for a mini book because it comes printed with natural mini page delineations. My favorite part was embellishing the mini with Jewels, Journal Tags, Printed Chipboard, and die-cuts from the back of the 6.5″x6.5″ Paper Pad.”
“Christmas Angel” by Vicki Morris

Vicki says:
“What would Christmas be without a fabulous angel decorating your Christmas Tree.  Here I have cut 1 straight circle and 3 scallop shaped circles and used these as a base for the Angel by layering them on top of one another.  Add two cone shapes for the sleeves and add ribbon around the base and neck.

I have used an old Christmas decoration ball as the head which works perfectly as the tie to hang it on the tree was already on the ball!  As another tip – I have used an album ring and wrapped lace and pearl strips around it to make the halo.  Use feathers and Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish: Wings to make the wings.  Add sparklets and rhinestone strips and your angel is ready to fly!”

“Christmas Angel” by Vicki Morris
Materials list:
Kaisercraft – Silly Season – Jingle Bell, Kaisercraft – Silly Season –  Fairy Lights, Kaisercraft – Silly Season – Cracker, Kaisercraft – Sparklets- Crystal and Rouge, Kaisercraft – Wooden Flourishes – Wings, Kaisercraft – Pearl  Strips, Kaisercraft – Rhinestone Strips, Kaisercraft – Album Ring, Misc Ribbon,  Feathers and Christmas ball.