Sunday, 27 October 2013

Kaiser Lady Rose meets Prima Doll Stamp.
I just couldn't resist using some more of my Kaiser Lady Rose collection and a Prima Doll Stamp to make a DL size card(i.e the size your bills come in which is still 70 cents to post). I love these doll stamps. I think a lot of card makers are not keen to use them as they are 7 inches tall but by using the DL format you can make cards with them. Here goes...

I stamped the Prima Doll stamp on some script paper with archival ink and cut it out. You don't need to spend time cutting the dress out neatly as it will be covered.
I stamped the dress on one of the patterned pieces of Kaiser Lady Rose paper and cut it out.

I stamped the dress frill and head band and cut them out.

I stamped stamped the top part of the dress for the contrast in sleeves and cut it out.
I layered the pieces onto the base.

Here I have applied all my layers.

I coloured the hair with distress markers and blended them with a water brush.

I inked the edges with Distress Ink tea die and an ink applicator tool.

I fussy cut the patterned paper for a base to add a layer under my doll on the card face.

I used prima flowers to decorate and the doily from the packaging.

I layered a Prima Tag from the Tag Book one of the sentiments from the Kaiser Lady Rose collectables pack. The little clock face is a wood icon by prima. I used theTim Holtz tiny attacher to fix the pleated Maya Art ribbon.

I added a little arrangement of prima flowers.

My card base is an 8 inch square folded in half. And I finished it off with Prima Say it in Pearls.

 Thanks for joining me. See you soon. Wendy.
Something Beautiful Display Album
Love this little display album. You can post it because it folds flat but you can set it up as a display album because it will sit open. Great for a gift.
This is the album open. OK lets get started...
From Olive American card stock  I cut a back cover.

I cut the front covers and use the Martha Stewart Score Board to score at 1 inch. This album is a gate fold.
This is the Album Base. Scored at 2 inches, 4 inches, 8 inches and 10 inches.

I cut at 1 1/2" from the top and bottom from the 2 inch line to the 10 inch line. On both pieces.

Like this.

I folded as so.... and butt them together so they look like this.

I Cut American Craft pomegranet card for a mat for the front cover pieces.

I cut  Kaiser Lady Rose paper Helena to decorate the front cover.

I cut 4 strips of the Kaiser Lady Rose paper Clara 7" by 1 1/4" to decorate. Great that this is a double sided paper because I flipped the alternate pieces.

I trimmed my photos to fit.

I inked all the edges of the pieces including the photos with Tim Holtz Distress Ink aged Mahogany using the ink applicator tool and foam attachment.

I cut my photos to fit inside the front covers, then glued the covers to the album base.

This shows my front covers before decorating.

I have glued all the elements to the base of the album.

I made this prima flower cluster from my stash for the front cover. The larger flowers are Lyric

Here is the front cover with seam binding fastening coloured with Tim Holtz Distress stains in Aged mahogany and tattered rose. I have used prima say it in Pearls

Here is the album with all the embellishments added. I used Kaiser collectables words cut on my cricut and Kaiser rub ons.

Now I am done. Thanks for joining me. See you soon.....Wendy

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Kaiser Lady Rose Card/Mini Album Holder

Kaiser Lady Rose Card/Mini Album Holder 
Hi Wendy here for part two of my project from last week. Today I will show you how to create a holder for the cards I created last week.

 I walked you through the 12 cards made from the Katherine sheet of Kaiser paper in my last post now I'm going to decorate the Holder for the cards/album.... Lets get started.

I found this cool little picket fence box in a shop for $2.50 and painted it with Tim Holtz distress picket fence paint.

Once the paint was dry I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist Copper, rubbed it in and wiped off the excess.

Here I am colouring the seam binding with Tim Holtz distress stains aged mahogany, tattered rose and forest moss. I make a bow using the bow maker.

This is the flower spray made with flowers from my stash...mainly prima, See blog post  Sunday 5th May Vines    I have sprayed the flowers with Perfect Perals Mist Copper.

Here is the 4 loop bow made from the coloured seam binding. I have added some of the Rub-ons from the Lady Rose Kaiser sheet the little butterflies. I glued the flower vine and the bow to the "Box" then added my twelve cards and envelopes. I  made the envelopes using the  Envelope Punch Board. and white paper. I used anything I had left over from the Lady rose range to decorate the envelopes. 

Love the envelope punch board because you can make an envelope the exact size of your cards.
The instructions are very clear and it is easy to use. One little trick is that you only use the measurement line for your FIRST score line then you use the Score Guide for the next 3 lines.

 The corner rounder just finishes it off nicely.
Then a little glue or double sided tape to fasten. And some Lick n Stick glue for the closure line and all that remains are your decorations.

 If i decide this is going to be a mini album the envelopes will be added into the binding as pockets to add more photos and journaling. Either way I like the finished item with options. 

Thanks. See you soon. Wendy

Sunday, 13 October 2013

12 Cards from One Sheet 
 Kaiser Crafts Lady Rose Katherine paper. Part One. In part two I will show how to decorate the container to hold the gift set...also I will decorate the envelopes.

I have used the Kaiser paper called Katherine from the new range Lady Rose to create 12 cards as a gift set.....or thinking outside the box this would make an awesome mini album if you bound it together at the top with a bind- it- all and mounted your photos inside the cards. Also some of the card fronts could have photos mounted instead of sentiments. 
So lets get started... 
I Cut the Kaiser Lady Rose sheet Katherine into the 12 sections. I used Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight to cut the second largest die and American craft card stock in Pomegranet, Olive and Chocolate (4 of each colour).        
I cut each of the Spellbinders  decorative labels eight  pieces into quarters so that I can stretch them to fit under the Kaiser paper sections. I trimmed any raggedy  pieces...kind of round them. In this photo I have already rounded the two left and top right sections.

This shows how I stretched the die cut piece to frame my Kaiser pieces. I did this with all twelve cards from the Kaiser paper.

I Cut 6 pieces of white card in half vertically, scored at the center and fold into a tent fold card base. just used the emboss board combination only to create a subtle frame on the white card.
This shows the embossed frame. I love doing this with the spellbinders dies.

Here are the 12 cards with the embossed frames and the cut decorative labels eight mat with the Kaiser pieces from the Katherine paper. 

Here are each of the finished cards using pieces from the collectables, flowers from my stash (petaloo hydrangea) the bow maker and seam binders coloured with with Distress stains forest moss, tattered rose, aged and mahogany, bling and Kaiser Lady Rose rub-ons plus the sticker sheet. I also decorated the inside of each card  or applied photo mats with the Spellbinders Label eight and cut the Kaiser sheets Evelyn and Eleanore...6 per sheet. Check back next week for the gift "box" for these cards/mini album.