søndag 19. februar 2017

The Little things, layout shown at CHA at Kaisercraft's stand - Spring 2017

I had eight layouts on show at Kaisercraft's stand at CHA this spring. The first one I am going to show here, is this layout created with the Hanami Garden collection.

The photo was taken at temple in Kyoto, when I was i Japan two years ago.

The flowers under the photo is part of the background paper and has been fussy cut from papers from the collection



PAPERS: Hanami garden Paper Collection – P2254 Sakura, P2258 Hoshi.

KC PRODUCTS: PP1015 Hanami garden Paper Pad, CT875  Hanami garden Collectables, F640 Paper Blooms - Fairy Floss, Mini Paper Blooms - F646 Buttercream. F657 Fairy Floss, F667 Coral, FL590 Flourish Pack – Love, DD129 Decorative Die - Words The Little Things.

Photo: 8,5cm x 10,5 cm (3 3/8” x 4 1/8”) (Temple in Kyoto)

Cut 10 cm of the bottom of the HOSI paper (The tree is on the top part of the paper). Glue the HOSI paper onto the SAKURA paper, leaving the flowers on the SAKURA paper at the top of the page. 

Curl the top right side of the page around a knitting needle. Glue a page from the small HANAMI GARDEN paper pack at the back (reverse). Curl this little paper in the same way. The right side of the paper will show as you curle it. Glue a new page at the back of the corner (right side). 

Cut a rectangle 14cm x 11cm (5 ½ “x 4 5/16”) from one of the papers in the small paper pad. Add the paper to the top right side of the page (use 3D tape or cardboard between the layers to create dimensions). Add the photo to this layer. Add flowers in-between the layers.

Cut out the text, using dies, and add it to the page.


 Hanami garden layouts at CHA - spring 2017. Photo: Luciana Warnowski

tirsdag 14. februar 2017

Planner inspiration

On Sunday, I had an article published in The papercrafting about planners. This article is more of an introduction to planners, and different from this blogpost. 

I am probably not the most active "planner girl", but I do like my planner. For me, it's a way to keep organised with work, deadlines, DT posts, and keep track of some of the creative ideas I get along the way. I have a Carpe Diem, that I got last year. I only have one planner, but like to have everything in one place. The planner is rather large, and yes, I did have to get a new hand bag that was large enough for the planner. 

Last year, I had a large pencil case, that I brought with me, together with the planner. It kind of got to me, because it was to much to carry around. Therefore I made a pencil case, that would fit inside the planner, and could be put in the ring binder. As a quilter (and this might be a bit embarrassing), there was not a problem to find materials in the same colour and pattern as the planner, in my little collection of materials.....  The pencil case is large enough for a few markers, pencils and a pair of scissors.

This year I have also adventures into "Sticker World" and created my own stickers. They have been created using a Silhouette (Print and Cut). To test it out, I started with some freebies found online from Vintage glam studio. You can also find a list over sites that offers planner freebies at Amberdowns. There is often restrictions to freebies like this. They are often only for personal use. If you use them, and show them online, please link back to the actual site where you found them (not Pinterest or Google). I also used some free Silhouette cutting files, to create stickers from them. In the end, I ventured out in the world of designing my own stickers.

This year I also added a plastic pocket with a zip to the planner, for storage. I have also added some plastic pocket pages to the planner. These has been created with a fuse tool. 

This year, I had a different calendar in my planner. There was no monthly dividers. I created my own monthly dividers with the silhouette. The idea is to create some layout pages on these monthly dividers with some photos and quotes. 

One of the pages is this simple page. The text is a Norwegian quote "It's to late to blow your nose, when your nose has gone". 

Here is a Tim Holtz inspired page. The stencil is from Tim Holtz. Rust paint from Finnabair. The photo, is one I took at CHA last year.

The two last pages are full with post it notes and a note pad. I use the note pads rather a lot. This makes it easier to colourcode the different tasks and DT jobs.

mandag 13. februar 2017

Shaker card Bonanza - How to create shaker cards

I am often giving classes, and get asked about how to create shaker cards. I decided to go through the process of creating some different shaker cards.  These nine 4" x 4" shaker cards, are created from one sheet of patterned paper. I used glass beads, half beads, sequins and micro beads inside the shaker boxes. The shaker boxes has been made from packaging or hand made with dies, acetate, paper and 3d foam. 

I have used micro beads, beads, sand, sequins and half beads inside the cards. In the video below, I am going through the different ways of creating these shaker cards. 

Individual cards shaker cards:

Cards with shaker boxes made from packaging:

Card created with a hand made shaker box, from a frame from the collectables:

Cards with hand made shaker boxes, created with dies:

Cards with a shaker box with a pattern:

Cards with several shaker boxes:

These shaker cards are great, where you want different colour beads or sequins inside different parts of the card. To create these cards, you create several shaker boxes behind the front cardstock.

Kaisercraft Products: Island Escape: P2244 Maholo | CT874 Collectables | FL594 Life's a Beach Flourish Pack | DD948 Tropical Beach Die and Stamp set | SS331 Sticker Sheet | DD747 Decorative Die summer Words | DD924 Decorative Die and Stamp Tailor made | DD914 Decorative Die and Stamp Cute Tags | FL574 Costal Escape Collection Flourish Pack Sea Life | FL591 Flourish Pack Nautical | GC111 Glitter Carstock Frost | IP724 Ink Pad Bark | IP723 Ink Pad Vintage | IP719 Ink Pad Black | IP731 Ink Pad Berry. 

Other: Acetate, micro beads, beads, sand, sequins and half beads

søndag 12. februar 2017

Adventure is out there - a Prima globe

Before Christmas, I created a lot of Christmas ornaments. I have been thinking about creating a globe with one of the ornaments for a long time, but had to figure out how to create the stand and fix the globe to the stand. This globe is shared for the craft shop, Hobbykunst

I often get inspiration from several places. Here, I got the inspiration from the new Prima collection "Wild and Free". The fantastic sweet pink and gold, quotes and patterned paper inspire. 

The support for the globe, has been built from an old candlestick and a wooden piece with the shape of a very thin half moon. I made a small hole in the top and bottom half of the ornament and fixed Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners to the two halves. This created something fix the globe to the support. The support was covered with a Prima paper from the Rossibelle Collection - Notes and Scribbles. 

Inside the ornament, I have built a few suitcases with a sheet of paper from the Wild and Free collection - Cosmic Love and Lights, from Prima.

The butterflies is from one of Prima's old collections, Forever Green Collection - Spread Your Wings.

On the top of the globe stand, I have added a drawer knob. The knob has been painted brown, and then I have added some cobber paint effects to it. 

The little dog, is a toy dog, spray painted white.

The little skateboard is also a little toy model, spray painted white.

The text "Adventure is out there", has been cut out of double sided sticky paper with a Silhouette, and glued to the globe. Then I added foil to the sticky letters.

In the bottom of the globe, I have added lots of Prima flowers.

The base for the globe stand is a candlestick. This was painted brown, and cobber effects was added.

I am entering these challenges:

Prima's Mood Board February

Lysestaken er først malt brun, så har den fått litt kobbermaling her og der.

Laget av Kirsten Hyde

torsdag 9. februar 2017

Happy days layout

Today, I am showing a layout using the speciality paper from the Hanami collection. 

I don't often use yellow on my artwork. This time, I wanted to add a little bit of sunshine. I have also used the Cherry Blossom Template on the background (IT001). 

I have also used the new Texture netting die in between the layers.

The layout has been built up in layers, with 3D foam in between the layers.

Kaisercraft Products: PS479 Rattan Embossed | P2247 Ohana | PP1014 Paper pad | FL954 Life's a Beach Flourish Pack |  IT001 Cherry Blossom Template | DD422 Texture Netting Die | KM103 Kaiser mist Yellow | KM1101 Kaisermist White | RS404 Rhinestone Champagne.

tirsdag 7. februar 2017

A Birthday card

Here is another card created for LDRS creative, using one of their new stamps. This sweet new birthday stamps from LDRS Creative, "Have a micest day" is from the Candi Bean collection. The image has been coloured with distress ink on water colour paper. The patterned papers are from Kaisercraft's Sea Breeze collection.

I have also used the Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set to cut the image and create the tags. I have used the Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders to create the embossed pattern on the background of the card.

The embossing folders has also been used to create pattern as the background on inside of the card. The dies has been used to create space for a little message inside the card.

Materials used:

LDRS: Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set Little Darlings: Picnic Quilt Embossing Folders Kaisercraft: Sea Breeze Paper Pack

Happy crafting

fredag 3. februar 2017

Live the adventure, a sail boat pop up card

We have a new challenge over in Kaisercraft's blog. This is a card challenge based on a colour palette (shown below in this blogpost).

This card has been created with the Island Escape collection. The front of the card has been decorated with a motive from the collection.

I have added a small pop-up boat inside the card. The boat has been built from paper from the collection, and the sails has been built from white cardstock.

The back of the card has been simply decorated with patterned paper and a personal stamp.

Kaisercraft Products: P2243 Bird of Paradise | P2248 Kahakai | PP1014 Paper Pad | DD422 Texture Netting  die| FL594 Life’s a Beach flourish pack | RS403 Rhinestones, Antique Rose.

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