I cannot choose which collection is my favourite this month, can you?
But I really do love CHRISTMAS..
and we are on the countdown to December!! So we'll begin with..
I started by creating a Home Decor 'Banner' using all the pretty white and gold patterns from the collection. The banner is a deleted Kaisercraft Wood Product (unfortunately!) but there is a new Pennant shape which would look lovely too - or you could cut chipboard into a banner shape? You could easily add more banners to make a longer word - Peace, Noel or go all out to do Merry Christmas!!
The letter 'O' is created by punching a few circles, folding them in half and then adhering one half to the next circle, then that half to another circle and so on, so you end up with a 3 dimensional shape - you can do this with any shape that can be folded in half? You can even add a shape to a card front!
Kaisercraft Products - PS424 Angels | P1913 Wisemen | P1909 Glory | P1911 Angels | P1912 Emmanuel | CT835 Collectables | SS291 Sticker Sheet | FL447 Mini Baubles | FL164 Reindeer | IP724 Bark ink | EM401 Small Envelopes | SB310 letter 'J' | SB325 Letter 'Y' |
Other - Circle punch
It is NEVER too early to start making cards for your family and friends, never! I think if you added a different greeting to the card on the right it could easily be given as a Happy Birthday or Thank you card - the roses and little yellow flowers are not traditionally 'Christmas' - how versatile!!
I always use the leftover paper to line the envelope... that way it always matches and there is no waste!
Kaisercraft Products - P1913 Wise Men | P1914 Blessing | P1902 Glory | P1911 Angels | CT835 Collectables | CD508 card Pack 'Square' | CD512 Card pack Kraft C6 |
Gold always adds a touch of elegance, so
A Touch of Gold
was lovely to create projects with, including
With Triangles and graphic images a more modern layout to showcase a cute Mother and Daughter photo is always lovely.... and pretty 'flat' to add to an album too!
Kaisercraft Products - P1902 Sheen | P1900 Razzle | CT834 Collectables | CD101 Coconut | ST910 Epoxy 'Sunshine' | SB794 Pearls 'Snow' | PL501 Pearl Strip 'White' | F627 paper Blooms 'Coconut' | ST924 Clear Stickers 'Baby'
"You're a Star" Layout
When I saw the background with the gold stars, I initially thought 'Christmas' (see, I really love Christmas!) but when I found this photo of our great nephew and his medal.... it quickly turned into a more boyish layout with the focus on the achievement!
Kaisercraft Products - P1903 Flashy | P1905 Extravagant | CT834 Collectables | KM103 Yellow mist | T616 Stars | CD102 Licorice | ST928 Clear Stickers 'Life' |
"Love" journal page
My journal is filled with pages of colour, patterns and mostly, one word or a short verse... must have been feeling the 'LOVE' the day this was created?
Kaisercraft Products - EM422 Kraft Journal | P1905 Extravagant | PS422 Confetti | KM103 Yellow Mist | KM101 Charcoal | T613 Quarters | ST916 Clear Stickers 'Delicate Words' |
Other - Crackle Paste
Other - Crackle Paste
has the most beautiful combination of browns and teals!!
I created a Feminine Layout and a Masculine Layout using the SAME basic sketch, to show you how versatile this collection really can be..
"Love, this special moment" Layout (hopefully you know this is the Feminine version)
By choosing the pretty teals and beautiful damask patterns as the base and adding some clocks and cogs in the teal colours to embellish... you could easily add some flowers into the clustering to make it even more girly.
Kaisercraft Products - P1925 Gears | P1923 Hourglass | P1917 Clocks | SS292 Sticker Sheet | CT836 Collectables | FL496 Wood Flourish 'Love' | KM105 Turquoise mist |
and the masculine version
"Rumble" layout (and you can see that this is the Masculine version!)
Same basic sketch but using the creams and browns, and the brown & black cogs to embellish (You could even add some metal cogs to the mix for a bit of authenticity!)
Kaisercraft Products - P1920 Scripture | P1918 Steam Engine | SS292 Sticker sheet | CT836 Collectables | FL461 Wood Flourish 'Joy' | IP724 Bark Ink |
There needed to be a Male and Female Card also...
You can never have too many cards - if you love making them and find you have created a stash, then bundle a bunch with pretty ribbon and give them as a gift to someone who doesn't have time to make some... or there is often an Aged Home or other community organization that loves donations they can sell... or simply use more - send a card to say "Hello" or just to let someone know you are thinking of them.. it really is lovely to find a card in your letterbox!!
and I really LOVE cards... so made a couple more...
The 'spiral flowers' (Left hand side) are made by cutting a 'snail' into one of the Cogs from the Collectables and secure with a spot of hot glue - Kaisercraft sells a die to make it even easier!
and, one more... just with the black and creams for a bit of style!
Kaisercraft products - P1923 Hourglass | P1917 Clocks | P1924 Gadgets | P1921 Ironclad | SS292 Sticker Sheet | CT836 Collectables | CD503 Card pack Square 'white' | CD511 Card pack C6 'white' | CD512 Card Pack C6 'Kraft' | EM405 Paper Doilies | F632 Paper Blooms 'Sage' | EM926 Lace Pack 'White' | KM105 Turquoise mist | KM102 Antique Gold |
Just enough of the working week remaining to pick up some of the new August collections and create this weekend!! My suggestion is to get a start on Christmas?
Thanks for visiting today and always enjoy your creative time,