Monday, August 22, 2011

Aloha, Hunt & Gather!

Happy Monday!

As I go through some vacation photos, I find myself craving for my next adventure. I so need a vacation! But until then, this little project will have to hold me over. It is the Kaisercraft 6 frame photo display. I love these frames because they can be used for anything and everything.

This frame will remind me of the gorgeous Hawaiian skies... and bring some sense of serenity during the busy and hurried work week as I pass by it on my book shelf everyday.

I painted the frame in magenta, adhered photos and pattern papers from the Hunt & Gather paper pad and embellished it with diecuts from the back of the pad - love this about the paper pad! Added pearls as a frame, tiny alphabet stickers and painted chipboard letters as the title - Aloha.

Materials used: Kaisercraft Beyond the Page 6 Frame Photo Display; Kaisercraft Hunt & Gather Paper Pad (PP848); Acrylic Paint in Magenta (KC011); Mini Alpha Stickers in Cream (MA505); Pearls (PL506); Other: Mod Podge

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Celebrate: Hunt & Gather

I have been spending some long hours at work, so it's been a while since I did a mid week post... but I thought I'd hop on to share a card using the lovely Kaisercraft Hunt & Gather collection.

If you're anything like me (deathly afraid of insects), it may be challenging to incorporate the collection in your projects. But I must admit that I have fallen for this collection for it's outdoorsy, distressed, and rustic look.

I used the gorgeous brown and rustic gold tones of the papers and created a "Celebrate" card. It's a perfect card to pair with a bottle of red wine for a complete congratulatory gift! The photo doesn't quite show the metallic shimmery stripes in the background paper, but I assure you, it mixes well with the shiny pearls and sequins.

Materials Used: Kaisercraft Hunt & Gather Paper Pad (PP848), Trek (P703); Party Rubon (RB890); Other: Sizzix Big Shot machine, Nestabilities Labels 4 SM, transparency, sequins

Hope you like what you see here and hope you'll visit the Kaisercraft blog for more inspiration!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Love To Travel

Happy Saturday! There are only a few more weekends of summer and I plan to savor each one... So I'm just hopping on quickly to share Kaisercraft's August Saturday Sketch #2 using the recently released, Hunt & Gather collection.

And here's my interpretation of it, tilted 90 degrees counter-clockwise to better incorporate the technique and layout I had in mind.

  • To create the frame around the photo, journaling label and corrugated tag cluster, I used a craft knife to cut around the pattern of the paper.
  • I used the wood grain banner sticker that came with the Hunt & Gather sticker sheet – I love it!
  • I added some rhinestones and hearts randomly on the pennants to enhance the wood grain pattern.
  • To give the leafy vine sticker a slightly more turquoise tone and dewy look, I lightly brushed on spearmint acrylic paint around the edges of the leaves and added some clusters of rhinestones to it.

Materials Used:
Kaisercraft Hunt & Gather Listen (P705), Sticker Sheet (SS107), Corrugated Cardboard Tags (EM963), Paper Pad (PP848); Rhinestone (RS402); Kaisercraft KaiserColour Acrylic Paint in Spearmint (KC044); Other: Fiskars fingertip craft knife

Hope you like my interpretation and don't forget to stop by the Kaisercraft blog to see the August Saturday Sketch #1 and more inspiration from the design team!

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Miss Nelly: 30 Something

Today I'm sharing a layout using the lovely Kaisercraft Miss Nelly range which is gorgeous. I love all the bright colors and pretty floral patterns. They're perfect for feminine layouts!

I cut the middle of the specialty die-cut cardstock, Her Voice and layered it on top of the pattern paper, Her Dreams. I then layered on the wonderful tags in the back of the Miss Nelly paper pad, the mini journal tags, the layered cardboard flowers, the painted chipboard letters, pearls, rubons, pearl brads and the tiny alpha stickers. One of my favorite parts of the layout is the Martha Stewart studded heart punch where I then added dimension by placing a piece of pattern paper underneath using foam squares.

Materials Used: Kaisercraft Miss Nelly Her Voice (PS159), Her Dreams (P712), Paper Pad (PP849), Mini Journal Tags (JT625), Layered Chipboard (CB132), Rub-on (RB934); Pearls (PL506); Chipboard Letters (CB107); Acrylic Paint in Navy Blue (KC107); Pearl Brads (EM963 and EM932); Tiny Alpha Stickers (MA513); Other: Martha Stewart punch; EK Success border punch

Hope you'll check out the Kaisercraft blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kaisercraft August Releases

Wow! Is it really August 1st already? It's time to introduce the gorgeous collections Kaisercraft is releasing this month!

I especially love the Miss Nelly collection because it's right up my alley. The bright reds and turquoise, and gorgeous floral patterns are so yummy! It's great for a shabby-chic and feminine look.

The Hunt & Gather collection is the complete opposite of Miss Nelly. The muted, natural colors and distressed corners are perfect for the rugged, outdoorsy, masculine look!

I'll be sharing a few projects created with these two ranges in the next few days, so standby! :)

Thanks for stopping by!
- KRAFTY pearl