Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Little Toot: Great for Kids and More!

With airplanes, trucks and trains in bright primary colors, the Kaisercraft Little Toot collection is perfect for kids, especially little boys! But it's not just for kids! Today I'll show you two ways to use the collection!

Here, I made a clean and simple birthday card for little boys today.

Materials Used: Kaisercraft Little Toot Paper Pad (PP846) and Clear Stamps (CS780); Stickles; Memento in Tuxedo Black; Pentel white pen

I stamped the airplane image on two different pieces of pattern paper and cut the entire airplane out of one and cutting only the wings and tails from the second stamped image and glued them onto the first stamped and cut airplane image. Then I added some sparkle to the polka dots decorating the plane wings with glitter glue. Next, I cut (free-hand) a little cloud out of another piece of pattern paper and glued it to cardstock, then I layered the airplane above the cloud using 3-D foam adhesive. Next, I used an white opaque pen to doodle the skywriting "happy birthday". Lastly, I matted the card with another piece of pattern paper before matting it finally on the white cardstock base. It's as simple as that!

Next, I want to share the Train Frame decorated with the fun Little Toot collection. Like I said, although the Little Toot collection is perfect for kids, it's not just for little boys!

My parents went on an amazing trip to Peru, a trip they love so much that they can't stop talking about all the memorable moments, such as conquering the Machu Picchu hike and taking the Peru Rail, so I thought, why not make them a literal "conversation piece"!

Materials Used: Kaisercraft Train Frame (SB2113); Kaisercraft Little Toot Paper Pad (PP846), Clear Stamps (CS780); Kaisercraft Acrylic Paint in Deep Yellow (KC006); Layered Printed Chipboard (CB130); Mod Podge

What's great about Beyond The Page items is that they're alterable so you can personalize them in any way you wish. Here, there was no need for the second train cart, so I didn't use it! Instead, I let their gorgeous photos coupled with the Little Toot pattern papers speak for themselves.

I painted the pieces in yellow, adhered Putt and Bang pattern papers with Mod Podge, trimmed 5"x7" photos down to best highlight the perspective of the train in the photo and the peaks of Machu Picchu, and adhered the photos. I embellished the tip of the background peak with a Layered Printed Chipboard cloud and added some sparkle with glitter glue.

And just like that, my parents have a cute photo frame keepsake to remind them of their wonderful adventures in Peru! Hope you’re inspired to create your own Train Frame!

Check out what the rest of the Kaisercraft design team is up to on the blog!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl


  1. Your card is simply the paper piecing. WOWZA on the frame!!

  2. Totally fabulous ... loving both the card and the frame ... the frame absolutely rocks!!!