For one of my lessons at paper flourish a little while ago I showed my ladies how to make these quick and easy rectangle aperture cards. The trick is to cut the paper to size, place on the card without gluing down and run the whole card front and paper through the die cutting machine at the same time, that way everything lines up perfectly when you come to stick it all down. I find it is easier to hold die , paper and card in place with a little repositional tape when running through the machine. For my card today i went one step further and slipped some acetate in between the paper and card before sticking everything down. I found this lovely printed Kaisercraft acetate while looking for my plain acetate and thought “perfect”! The second photo is the inside of the card. Some lovely stampin up lace, a collectable and tag , scalloped border from the paper pad…oh…This paper is Kaisercraft true Romance and another old favourite..you can see I am trying to work my way through all my papers…i am off to make another one of these because I really like the way it has turnedout, and may want to keep this one! Til tomorrow…
Every now and again I pull out an older paper range, in this case Kaisercraft Curiosity and do something a little different with it, or team it with new stamps and inks. For this group of cards I made shaped cards. I have done a you tube clip for the box card shape – I fiddled with the measurements so that it will fit in a standard envelope for posting. The link to the clip is on the right hand side of my blog. I think I have done one for the stepper card as well… must check,if not I will get on to that! For the decorating, all was done with just the papers with a bit of fussy cutting and a couple of the matching collectables.A day off today, but a very busy morning, looking forward to a couple of hours relaxing in the craft room! til tomorrow….
I found a Kaisercraft Mademoiselle card that I haven’t posted yet..I used 12 x 12 papers for this one, and some fussy cut pieces from more 12 x 12 paper. I used a kaisercraft occassions die to die cut the greeting in gold cardstock,added some gold thread behind, and hand crocheted a doily ( still practising !) and added some bead,and bling , ribbon bow , in the centre. The cardstock base is a piece of stampin up cardstock. Til tomorrow….
Kaisercraft Christmas wishes 7,the last for now..
This is the last card for now in my Kaisercraft Christmas wishes series.I used some pieces of the 12 x 12 paper, and die cut a pointsetta with a Kaisercraft Die. There is a border at the bottom created with a border punch,and I just added sequins to the middle of the pointsetta and a little bow in the right hand corner.A very busy weekend this weekend, and glorious weather here – looks like spring is right on schedule, so I don’t think I will get much time in the craft room so the ideas in my head will have to wait! til tomorrow….
KaisercraftChristmas wishes 5 and 6..
Twp more cards using Kaisercraft Christmas wishes paper collection. The top card only has a bit of the papers fussy cut, and the focal image of this card is the gorgeous Memory box merry christmas die which I picked up from Paper Flourish the other day and couldn’t wait to try! It cuts beautifully, as all memory box dies do,my favourite brand on equal first with kaisercraft dies!The bottom card is made with some of the 12 x 12 papers from the collection,with one of the card fronts cut from another piece of 12 x 12 paper, another easy card with just a bit of layering and some sequins scattered and a fussy cut bauble.Day off today , shopping done and I am off to the craft room to prepare my october class which is all about traditional christmas colours and images..lovely….til tomorrow….
Kaisercraft Christmas wishhes and dies 3 and 4..
My two Kaisercraft Christmas wishes cards today use very little paper,just some baubles fussy cut and the background paper for the reindeer. The main focus are the dies I used ,kaisercraft christmas ones from last year which cut beautifully. I added some bling and some kindyglitz on the reindeer and some little bows on the christmas tree. These are the dies I was looking for the other day, I am glad to report they have turned up! I put them on the shelf behind my desk for easy access, clever idea if only I had remembered that! Til tomorrow….
Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes 1 and 2..
And so starts the Christmas card makes! I told myself this year would be all about using up previous years papers, and then Kaisercraft released Christmas Wishes! Needless to say I have bought the whole collection – 12 x 12 papers, 6″pad and packet of collectables..The top card is completely made with 12 x 12 papers and a pink bow ( don’t you love the colour of the background paper)and the second card is made up of Baubles fussy cut from the 12 x 12 paper and a greeting popped out from the paper pad. I used stampin up gold twine for the bauble string.This afternoon I am off to Paper flourish where I am going to pick up my crazy dogs stamps..and possibly one or two other things as well! til tomorrow….
Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 3 and 4
Here are the other two cards I made with Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 6″ paper pad. I used a kaisercraft die on the top card,with a couple of the pop outs from the back of the pad, and for the bottom card I used a sizzix hats and moustaches die with a couple of wobbly eyes. Today is the start of Christmas cards!! I have spent the morning going through my boxes finding all my dies,embossing folders, and stamps with a christmas theme, but i have been distracted because I can’t find two new kaisercraft dies..I had them recently because I used them on the next group of cards I am showing you, but they have disappeared! I have decided to stop looking and they will show up when I least expect it..That’s the theory anyway! Til tomorrow….
Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe 1 and 2,
Kaisercraft Barber Shoppe today, I only bought the 6″ pad and one 12 x 12 sheet for fussy cutting and had intended these cards for Fathers day cards, but decided I had enough of those, so these ones turned into birthday cards! The top card is lots of fussy cutting and the addition of a Tim Holtz spinner. The bottom card has a strip of hessian and a really old brad from the bottom of my bits drawer. Otherwise everything on this one is from the 6″ pad. A day off today, shopping done and I am off to the craft room . Til tomorrow….
Kaisercraft mademoiselle 2..
I know I mentioned some stamped cards in my previous post,but Nathan did some Photoing, and there was one Kaisercraft mademoiselle card in the group,so I wanted to put it up with yesterdays card, so that we aren’t jumping all over the place!For this card i have used some of the 12 x 12 papers. The frame is from the 12 x 12 card front sheets. There was some words in the centre, but I didn’t want to use them, so I cut the inside of the frame away and backed it instead with some 12 x 12 paper. With this collection there is a specialty sheet covered with lots of lovely images which I sat and fussy cut out one evening, and that’s where the lady came from!All I needed then was a kaisercraft flower, ribbon bow and some pearls to finish. Til tomorrow…