02 AprKaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

Kaisercraft are having their annual Design Team Call, and I thought that this year I would apply – have you seen the April releases? I love the new Chase Rainbows.

My first project is a Beyond the Page book, Window Display Album with 10 Pockets.  This sweet book has MDF covers and pocket page protectors that have a 6″ x 4″ slot and two 3″ x 4″ slots.

Teddy Bears Picnic 1A few years ago I made a traveling bear, a little mascot to come with us on holiday.  I named him Chris, after the Patron Saint of Travelers, St Christopher, and I’ve been meaning to make him his own travel album for some time. The Kaiser Teddy Bears Picnic collection was perfect for this.

Teddy Bears Picnic 2I made the whole album out of the 6.5″ x 6.5″ pad, using the papers cut to size with rounded corners and the diecuts in the pad.

Teddy Bears Picnic 3

I mounted the diecuts with foam tape, adding depth on both the pages and the cover.

Teddy Bears Picnic 4The first few pages have been completed with photos, and title and date made with my Dymo.

Teddy Bears Picnic 5The only other embellishment I added (except for ink) was buttons – these wooden buttons co-ordinate perfectly with this paper collection.

Teddy Bears Picnic 6

 

My second project is a layout using the Shine Bright papers and stickers.

Shine Bright Layout 1I love the grey and yellow of this collection, and it worked well with a photo of me, aged 1, helping my dad with some home maintenance (I’m not sure how much help I really was, but it is a cute photo!).  Again I used foam tape to add depth, having the cut papers one one level, and the stickers and photo on the next.

Shine Bright Layout 2

 

The third project uses the beautiful All That Glitters collection.

All That Glitters 1I started with a 6″ x 6″ canvas and two 2″ x 6″ canvases which I stuck on paper from the 6.5″ x 6.5″ paper pad. I then fussy cut the flower and birds from one sheet of paper, and two sections of flowers from other one.  These were mounted with foam tape.

All That Glitters 3

 

Next was a Flutter of Butterflies (that’s the collective noun, isn’t it great?!?). The large butterfly was from the sticker sheet, with added rhinestones, and the smaller ones were fussy cut from one of the pages.

All That Glitters 4

The words were from the sticker sheet, mounted with foam tape. The finishing touch was roses, with a curled stem.

All That Glitters 2

I really enjoyed all three of these projects, the quite different collections, and the different mediums.  I hope everyone who is applying for this team has had as much fun as I have!

 

 

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