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August 26, 2010

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NEW Pearl & Lace Packs – more projects!

August 26, 2010

Did you see this post yesterday about our new Pearl Brad’s and Lace Packs?

No, well head there to see some awesome projects featuring these vintage beauties!

Today we’re featuring another three projects from our Design Team.

The first, from Leanne:

“Sugar Rush” layout by Leanne Allinson

Nothing shouts out to me as being more feminine than lace and pearls. So why not use it for that exact purpose! A girly layout! I have combined the La Di Da patterned paper collection with Kaiser’s new Pearl Brads and Lace.

To create a similar look on your page, try pleating a grosgrain ribbon (white) and machine stitch down the middle of its length. Cover the stitching with a pearl strip, but leave a space on the ribbon wide enough for the pearl brad, mounted with a small flower, to push through. Layer the ribbon over a strip of lace and simply adhere to your layout. Very easy, yet quite effective for a girly page!

Materials: La Di Da paper collection – Sing (p475), Hop (reverse, p477); 6” paper pad (pp809); die cut elements (dc311); lace pack – natural (em928); pearl brads – pearl (em930); pearl strip – champagne (pl506); pearls – chino (sb789), pearl (sb713); ribbon – monochrome (ri601); flowers – antique pink (f609); alpha stickers – white (as221); alpha chipboard #2 (cb108); ink – black (ip707); rub-ons – you & me (rb803); foam tape (t303). Other – bazzill cardstock – white; machine stitching; sharpie pen; Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

“She called me…’my precious firstborn'” layout by Kirsty Piper

Here Kirsty has layered lace for an eclectic looking layout…

Materials used : Core Product ; Lace pack Natural EM928, Lace pack Cream EM927, Pearl Brads Soft Blue EM933. Secret Bird Society Products ; Patterned Papers Shh…P546, Conceal P549, Rubons RB872, 6″Paper pad PP827, Stamps CS748

Mini Album – Kerryn Lawson

“I used the lace to create my own background for my album cover.  I laid a strip of lace over the cardstock (making sure to cover the rest of the cardstock with scrap paper) and sprayed with Maya Mist.  I moved the lace and scrap paper and repeated until the front and back covers were completely covered. The inside of the album is pretty simple with lace featuring throughout”.

Products Used: Lace – White (EM926), Pearl Brads – Ice Green (EM934), Clear Stamps – Secret Bird Society (CS748), Dated (CS724), Ink – Black (IP707) & Jade (IP717), Paper Flowers – Sweet Pea (F619), Black Rubons – Pack Your Bags (RB834) & Up, Up & Away (RB869), Patterned Paper – Secret Bird Society Mystery (P544), Prairie Lane Oakwood (P439), La Di Da Skip (P472), Diecut Elements – Secret Bird Society (DC323), 6×6 Paper Pad Secret Bird Society (PP827), Printed Chipboard – Up, Up & Away (CB111), Mini Alpha Stickers (MA501).Other products used:Maya Mist, Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock, Bind it All.

Gift Jar – by Kerryn Lawson

“Once upon a time this jar held flowers.  It has sat empty on my cupboard for a very long time waiting to be converted into something else.  Now I have a pretty jar that will probably end up holding a yummy treat as part of someone’s Christmas present”.

Products Used: Lace – Cream (EM927), Pearl Brads – Latte (EM931), Patterned Paper – Secret Bird Society Undercover (P548), Prairie Lane Oakwood (P439), Up, Up & Away Carousel (P540), Diecut Elements – Secret Bird Society (DC323), Organza Ribbon (RI613), Alphabet Stickers (A225), Mini Album Stickers (MA503), Pearls – Blush (SB716). Other products used: Martha Stewart Punches, Distress Ink, Jewellery Tags.

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Beyond the Page Scrap Spaces

LUSHious desk organiser…

August 26, 2010

This desk organiser is a definate “must have” for your  craft room. Its a fabulous size, with tonnes of storage space. The back compartment is even large enough to hold your 12×12 papers! I decorated mine using the gorgeous LUSH collection, and have kept the embellishing fairly simple for practical reasons.

large desk organiser by Karen Shady

materials list: Lush collection , Lotus (P533), Bonzai (P535), Bamboo (P536), Printed chipboard (CB110), Paper pad (PP825), Pearl brads (EM930), Paint , antique white (KC002), Wooden flourish (SB724), Brown ink (IP708), Pearls (pewter), other : mod podge, flower punch, leaf die.

To decorate the wooden flourish, I painted it with “Antique white” paint, then when it was dry, I used a makeup wedge, and sponged brown ink around the edges, then added some pewter coloured pearls to finish it off.


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Card Making Layouts

Flower Power-Hippy Girl

August 26, 2010

Hello, LG, Nerrida and Karen here, bringing you some layouts & cards featuring the ” Hippy Girl” range of papers and embellishments.

Karen says “This is such a bright and happy range, it makes me think of spring and sunshine, and seeing as spring is just around the corner for us here in Australia, I decided to do a pretty, flowery, spring inspired layout of my daughter.

“More spice than sugar” by Karen Shady

Materials: Hippy girl collection. “harmony” (P554), “Earth” (P550), “Luna” (P555), “Sunshine” (P551), “Delilah” (PS112), Paper pad (PP828), Pearls “champagne” (SB714), “Hot pink” (SB787), Alpha stickers “cream” (AS222), Mini alphas “latte” (MA506), foam tape,  ink “hot pink” (IP713)

To make the lace edge around the large circle, I used 4  strips of the pink “earth” paper, and a lace border punch, I  roughly pleated the lace into a circle shape, and attatched it under the “sunshine” paper with double sided tape. I couldnt resist cutting out some glittery flowers and leaves from the “Delilah” specialty paper, and some leaves from the “Luna” paper. I used foam tape to attatch the flowers to my layout, to lift them off the page a little. I then used some Kaisercraft pearls as the centres for the flowers”.


LG said “I love the Hippy Girl collection because it’s perfect for girly photos, spring, and fun photos. The combination of colors and patterns is just amazing.”

“Princess”  layout by LG Belarmino – Kaisercraft Hippy Girl Collection 12×12 Double Sided patterned papers, Paper Pad (PP828), Die Cut Elements (DC324), and Printed Chipboard (CB113),. Kaisercraft Wooden Flourishes Leaves (FL301), Alpha Stickers Avocado (AS218) and Mini Alphas  White & Black (MA502)


Nerrida said: I’m really into cards at the moment and particularly love the 6×6 paper pad for making them. Hardly any wastage & you can make them so pretty – I could have made about 10 or more just in this colour scheme.

Materials used – Hippy Girl Earth (P550), Sunshine (P551) & Harmony (p554) papers, 6×6 paper pad (PP828) & die cuts (DC324), Lace packs – white (EM926)  & cream (EM927), Rub-ons – Birthday cards (RB811), Chipboard alpha #1 (CB107), Grossgrain Ribbon pack – Ocean (R16190), Pearl brad – pink ice, (EM932) Pearls – snowy (SB713), Flowers – snow (F601).


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