Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Layout

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Layout by Alicia McNamara
Hello Crafty Friends,

Just popping in quickly to share this layout I made using "Santa's Letters".  I chose to feature the Poinsettia Frame Die Cut.

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Layout by Alicia McNamara

I did quite a bit of fussy cutting of the Poinsettia flowers to decorate.

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Layout by Alicia McNamara
It was fun to work in the shape of a circle for this layout.

Kaisercraft Products: PS500 Poinsettia Frame Die Cut | P2390 Santa's Workshop | P2388 Christmas Poinsettia | CT890 Collectables | GC120 Glitter Card Stock - Ruby | DD757 Decorative Die - Large Flourishes | FL582 Flourish Pack - Festive | FL599 Flourish Pack- Be You | Other: Cheese Cloth | Sparklets |

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

DIY Clean and Simple Christmas Cards


DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing a Tutorial on how to make your own DIY Clean and Simple Christmas Cards.  These cards are perfect for mass production.  They are quick to make, sparkly and can be made in any colour you choose!  I filmed a Video Tutorial on how I made these cards so you can see exactly how I put them together.


DIY Clean and Simple Christmas Cards

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products you will need:

Glitter Card Stock in three colours...


GC109 Emerald, GC107 Golden, GC120 Ruby


DD321 Decorative Die - Merry Christmas


IT021 Mini Designer Template - Flourish Tree
Kaiser Colour Paint in three colours...


KC050 Metallic Gold, KC028 Green, KC009 Red

CD511 Card Pack C6 - White


T321 Acid Free Craft Glue
(You will also need texture paste)

3 Easy Steps to Make the Cards

1. Mix Paint with Textured Paste and smooth over the top of the template and onto the card bases.

Hints: When mixing the paint and texture paste do not use too much paint.  You want it to be mostly texture paste with just enough paint to give you the colour you want.  If you make the mixture too runny it will seep under the template and ruin your image.  Also make sure you clean your template between colours and immediately after use. When you clean it do it very carefully with a baby wipe or paper towel and water.  Then pat it dry gently.  You don't want to lift up the delicate swirls in the image which can be easily done if you are too rough with the template.

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

2. Die Cut the "Merry Christmas" sentiment out of Glitter Card Stock.

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

3. Adhere the sentiment with glue

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Oh my! Is it really that easy? Yes it is!

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

These cards are very quick to make!

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I chose red, green and gold, but you don't have to stop there.  Kaisercraft makes Glitter Card Stock in 20 colours!!  Imagine the possibilities!

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

They are also quite fun to make and you could easily make a bulk set of 20 cards or more.

DIY Kaisercraft Christmas Card Tutorial by Alicia McNamara
Feel free to copy this design, or use it as inspiration.
Happy Crafting : )
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

8 Quick and Easy Kaisercraft Christmas Cards with Instructions

Hello Crafty Friends,

What a whirl-wind week I've had! I don't know if you have been the same or not.  But each day has been jam-packed with me trying to achieve certain things and now I look back I can't even really remember what they were!


On the Kaisercraft Calendar we are well into September and that is the second month of Christmas Releases.  This month they have released two Christmas Collections - Letters to Santa and Christmas Edition.  Today I am sharing some simple Christmas cards that can be made in bulk using the Christmas Edition.  These are for those people who make lots of Christmas Cards and want some quick and easy designs.  They also do not require a lot of materials.

NB: I have used two pages of GIVING (which has the sentiments) and have fussy cut the pictures out of one page and mounted onto the other page with foam tape.  If you wanted these cards to be super simple and quick you could forget about the fussy cutting and just use one layer of the sentiment.

What you will need to make the Cards:

 Papers:

Kaisercraft Christmas Edition


P2379 Jovial, 
P2381 Coal, 
P2382 Rejoice, 
P2383 Christmas Tale, 
P2384 Snowcapped, 
P2386 Giving (x2), 
P2387 Yule

Kaisercraft Product:

CD511 C6 Card Pack – White


IP719 Ink Pad - Black

 How to Make the Cards:


Cut P2386 GIVING (x2) into the 12 sentiments and then follow the instructions below for each of the cards...



1.     Choose a scene picture.
2.     Fussy Cut the framed picture image out of one sentiment and adhere with mounting tape onto the second picture.  Add a Holly and Ivy Collectable.
3.     Cover C6 Card with SNOWCAPPED.  Ink edges with Black Ink.
4.     Fussy Cut some leaves from REJOICE (Reverse) and add to base of card.
5.   Adhere layered sentiment onto middle of card with mounting tape. 



1.     Choose “Believe in the Magic of the Season” Sentiment.
2.     Fussy Cut the deer and tree image out of one sentiment and adhere with mounting tape onto the second Sentiment.  Layer onto COAL Paper.
3.     Cover C6 Card with COAL (Reverse).  Ink edges with Black Ink.
4.    Adhere layered sentiment onto middle of card with mounting tape. 



1.     Choose “Love Peace and Joy” Sentiment.
2.     Fussy Cut the holly leaves images out of one sentiment and adhere with mounting tape onto the second Sentiment.  Layer onto REJOICE Paper.
3.     Cover C6 Card with JOVIAL.  Ink edges with Black Ink.
4.    Adhere layered sentiment onto middle of card with mounting tape. 



1.     Choose “Merry Christmas” Sentiment.
2.     Fussy Cut the Merry Christmas image out of one sentiment and adhere with mounting tape onto the second Sentiment.  Layer onto REJOICE paper.
3.     Cover C6 Card with REJOICE (Reverse).  Ink edges with Black Ink.
4.   Adhere layered sentiment onto middle of card with mounting tape. 



1.     Choose “Meet me Under the Mistletoe” Sentiment.
2.     Fussy Cut the mistletoe image out of one sentiment and adhere with mounting tape onto the second Sentiment.  Layer onto CHRISTMAS TALE paper.
3.     Cover C6 Card with COAL.  Ink edges with Black Ink.
4.  Adhere layered sentiment onto middle of card with mounting tape. 



1.     Choose “Joy to the World” Sentiment.
2.     Fussy Cut the Poinsettia images out of one sentiment and adhere with mounting tape onto the second Sentiment.  Layer onto SNOWCAPPED (Reverse) paper.
3.     Cover C6 Card with CHRISTMAS TALE.  Ink edges with Black Ink.
4.   Adhere layered sentiment onto middle of card with mounting tape. 


1.     Choose “Warm Memories and Christmas Wishes” Sentiment.
2.     Fussy Cut the present image out of one sentiment and adhere with mounting tape onto the second Sentiment.  Layer onto COAL paper.
3.     Cover C6 Card with YULE.  Ink edges with Black Ink.
4.   Adhere layered sentiment onto middle of card with mounting tape. 

1.     Choose “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” Sentiment.
2.     Choose a Holly and Ivy Brach from Collectables and adhere with mounting tape onto sentiment.  Layer onto COAL paper.
3.     Cover C6 Card with CHRISTMAS TALE (Reverse).  Ink edges with Black Ink.
       4.   Adhere layered sentiment onto middle of card with mounting tape.



I wish I had taken better photos of these cards.  I made them months ago for Retailer's Day for Kaisercraft and then had to send them off to them.  I  was in a bit of a rush when I photographed them because I was sending a huge package of creations by a certain deadline.  It would have been nice to get a photo showing the three-dimensional fussy cutting and a stylised photo of the cards all in a group.  But this is all I have.

I hope you have found the instructions to be easy enough to follow.  If you have any questions let me know in the comments.  

Happy Crafting : )

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