Kaisercraft Yuletide Rosette Christmas Tree – It’s time to decorate!!!

Kaisercraft launched two gorgeous Christmas ranges in September. Yuletide is the one I used to make this really cute Rosette style Christmas tree which will make a lovely decoration anywhere in the home. I was inspired by a picture on the cover of a paper crafting magazine and had to try and make one. Using the Silhouette CAMEO made this super quick to put together. I used the rosette from...
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Do NOT Panic! Here’s how to make a Kaisercraft Base Coat Christmas bottle label – 10 minutes tops!

Kaisercraft’s second Christmas Collection for September is a festive version of their ever popular range Base Coat. Enter Kaisercraft Base Coat Christmas! Now picture the scene. It’s Christmas Eve. All the gifts are wrapped, shopping done and the shops are closed. Your mother-in-law rings up and “reminds” you that Uncle Pete is coming to lunch the next day and you were supposed to buy his gift....
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Silhouette CAMEO 101 – So you bought a CAMEO?

That beautiful box is in your possession…you are the pinnacle of excitement. The wait is over and you want to crack that sucker open and get started. But before you make that first cut there are a few things you may want to do.   For Starters: Go and buy some take-away dinner. Trust me on this. Chances are good that once you get cracking your family will not see a home cooked meal or...
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Kaisercraft Mistletoe! Let the Christmas preparations begin…

Now I do not want to scare anyone but it is just over four months to Christmas and that scares the heck out of ME! Last year I decided for the first time in my (too many) years of life to actually be ready when Christmas comes. I use to be that person you see scrambling around the week before Christmas like a deranged animal as I have left everything to the last minute. This resulted in me...
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Kaisercraft Scrapbooking Paper : The “P” word!

Are any of you guilty of using the P word??? And, no, I am not talking about a naughty word, I am talking about Pinterest. How many of you, like me, are guilty of spending countless hours drooling over everyone else’s cards, layouts or paper projects without even taking out a piece of paper yourself. Sometimes I FEEL like crafting but my energy levels are lying on the carpet so I craft...
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Happy Snaps Retro Camera

I love to make 3D items from paper. Some of them I cut by hand, but most of them I cut out on a digital die cutting machine. I scour the Internet for quirky things that will enhance the paper I have chosen to play with. I knew when I set eyes on the Happy Snaps collection I just had to make a 3D camera out of it. The papers have the most vibrant colours and are fun and youthful. I had such fun...
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Blubelle Paper Handbag and Gift Card Holder

I am a mother of 3 boys and therefore generally do not “do” pretty or flowers. BUT the Blubelle collection from Kaisercraft made me want to create something pretty and girly. I am a bit of a paper handbag addict and love making handbags out of paper. There are a ton of templates available on the Internet for hand cutting or if you are fortunate enough to own a digital die cutting machine such as...
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Kaisercraft Limelight Mini Album

Some people may describe me as a little bit frugal. So mini albums made from a single piece of cardstock are right up my alley. I found this tutorial on the Internet and it required one sheet of paper, a score board and a craft knife. All things most crafters have in their basic tool kit. A few years back hubby and I took a vacation to Phuket. It was like stepping into paradise. I had previously...
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Kaisercraft Telegraph Road Mini Album

Ok, so I make no secret about the fact that I have a mini album addiction. I could make them every day but hold back on them a bit so as not to bore you all. But when I saw the new Kaisercraft Telegraph Road collection, there was just no holding me back. This album was a project I found while scouring the Internet for new mini albums to try. It is called the Z shape mini album and I love it. It...
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Kaisercraft Hello Sunshine Birthday Set

As a mother I often find myself having to throw a gift for a kiddie’s birthday party together in a hurry. I am a keen disliker of the shop bought gift bags and prefer to dress up the plain kraft ones that can be bought just about everywhere. I found a picture of a birthday card and gift bag in a magazine recently and decided to make one and the Hello Sunshine range from Kaisercraft was just the...
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Kaisercraft Violet Crush Mini Album

The Kaisercraft Violet Crush collection has got to be their prettiest feminine collection ever. I absolutely love the different hues and the black and white accents are just the perfect coordinating colours for the range. In keeping with my approach to the silly season I am trying to stay ahead of all my homemade gifts. So, I made this mini album I saw recently on a blog and got my Mother’s Day...
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Kaisercraft Spring Bloom Shadow Box

Well, the silly season is officially behind us and its time to buckle down and get on with 2014. I made a few New Year’s resolutions this year and chose to use one word as my mantra for 2014. That word is “balance”. So, in keeping with my mantra I decided to do something I seldom do and that is to use a photo of myself on a project for a change and not just pictures of the kids. Spring Bloom by...
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Kaisercraft The Looking Glass Mad Hatter’s Hat

A very good friend of mine is getting married early next year. Her Hen’s Night theme is Alice in Wonderland and she is on the hunt for décor pieces to put on the tables. When I saw the gorgeous Kaisercraft The Looking Glass collection, I knew it would be perfect to make a Mad Hatter’s Hat as a centrepiece. There are templates abound on the Internet for these hats. I pulled out some feathers,...
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Kaisercraft Tea Break Quick & Easy Layout

Not every paper crafter is a seasoned scrapper, OR they are not huge fans of tons of embellishments and flowers or bulky bits and pieces. Sometimes it is just nice to let the photos do the talking. So if this is you, or you are scrapping on a budget take a look at this layout. Half an hour and just a few bits and pieces and I was all done. I used the Die Cut paper and just one sheet of...
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Kaisercraft Gingerbread Gift Box House

With less than 80 days until Christmas I am determined to not let panic set in. I have been steadily working my way through my gift list and over the last few months I have shared a few projects to help you all get ready. This month Kaisercraft launched their Gingerbread Collection. I am in love! The shades of red and green they used is just so pretty. One of the gifts I am giving is pretty...
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St Nicholas Shadow Box

Kasiercraft has created an absolute winner of a range with the new Christmas range, St Nicholas. It has a vintage feel to it and the reds and greens are so rich. I decided to use it to make a home décor piece that I can hang up at Christmas time. I used a chipboard shadow box that I bought at a local store and covered and decorated it with a selection of the St Nicholas papers. I then mimicked...
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Sweet Pea Vintage Book Gift Card Holder

As the silly season is rapidly approaching I have started to not repeat last year’s mistake and leave everything until the last minute. I am getting my gift-making on early. I find giving Gift Cards pretty impersonal so came up with this way to make it seem that little bit more special. This “card” looks a bit like a vintage book and I have placed the gift card & gift card holder in the...
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Handmade Milk Cartons Gift Idea

I know I keep saying that Christmas is coming, but people, CHRISTMAS is COMING!!! This year I will not end up in a mad scramble to get organized, feel guilty about giving bought cards and gifts. This year I am ready for the silly season. I have made a cute gift which can be used for any occasion, like a baby shower etc. and each handmade milk carton can be filled with small gifts or snacks. It...
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Handmade Recipe Book – An Enchanted Tea Party!

Tea Party Handmade Recipe Book With the silly season approaching at break neck speed I am forging ahead with my homemade gifts. The Tea Party collection from Kaisercraft is so pretty and cheerful I decided to use it to make a handmade recipe book with matching paper cupcake. This book was so quick and easy to make with my wire binder and the lusciousness of the cupcake themed paper meant I...
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Kaisercraft Take Note Mixed Media Canvas

I am a dabbler…I dabble in all things paper. One week I may do conventional scrapbooking, the next perhaps a card or two, and then I may get the urge to do some Project Life style layouts or perhaps something off the page. One craft I am still struggling to find my feet with is Mixed Media. I guess that could be because I didn’t pay enough attention in art class at school and...
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Miss Empire Tag

The exquisite Miss Empire range from Kaisercraft has such gorgeous rich colours and beautiful feminine elements. I wanted to try something new so I decided to make a huge tag from chipboard and use a minimum of paper and focus on the stamps and all the vintage elements in the packet of Collectables. The tag measures a whopping 4”x 6 ½”. I covered it with the Steampunk paper and then started...
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A Needle & Thread Mother’s Day Gift

For Mother’s Day I made a gift for my Mom using one of my favourite photos of my grandmother. As my Mom is an absolute sewing fanatic this line of papers from Kaisercraft was absolutely perfect for it. I made 4 drawers out of cardstock in Kraft colour by cutting 5” squares and scoring each side at 1” The base of the drawers is 6 ½” square and the easel card measures 6” square. This...
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Kaisercraft Project Life Fever

Project Life fever is everywhere in the scrapbooking world. I am not a disciple yet BUT I thought I would try this different style of scrapbooking before I invested in all the plastic sleeves etc. Fortunately, Kaisercraft already designs their papers to fit this style which made trying out a Project Life style layout so much easier. The Hopscotch range is such a quirky range, it worked...
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Wedding Elegance is Kaisercraft Elegance

The Elegance Collection by Kaisercraft is so gorgeous; I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. First I thought to make cards, which would have been just beautiful with the light greys and butterflies but then decided to turn it into a wedding project. A close friend recently got married so I decided to make this gift for her. I cut the printers tray style frame from my digital die cutting...
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