'A heartfelt thank you' - Explosion Box

#thank you #flowers #fleur

Hey papercrafters! I haven't made an explosion box in a while, and I've been wanting to work with Kaisercraft's 'Fleur' collection for a few months now, so here's a project that combines the two! I am more comfortable working with darker colours, so this was a bit of a challenge to work on :)

The structure of this explosion box is different to the basic 4x4 inch explosion box I usually make, there is only one layer (the layer which has 4 x 4 inch panels) and only two of the corners pieces have been cut out. Make sure you cut out the corners that are opposite each other as shown below. Then I cut one edge of the remaining corner panels to create a flap as shown below.

The next thing I did was add some magnets to make sure these flaps snap shut. I used a thin magnet sheet that has adhesive on the back and punched out some hearts. Then I added them to the edges of the flaps as shown below. This is the interior of the box.

Next, I made the…

Broken glass card - tutorial

#scraps #patterned paper #broken glass

Hello papercrafters, so this is a fun way to make a 'broken glass' card since we are going to make it using out paper scraps! I used a variety of different papers that were leftovers from past projects (I have a large tub full of scraps) and this is a great card to make to use them up!

First things first, gather all your scraps and select 4-5 different patterns of paper. Then cut them up into random shapes.

Next step is to get yourself a template to arrange you shards. I used a piece of cardstock that is 5 7/8 x 4 inches. I will eventually place these shards onto a 6 1/8 x 4 1/4 notecard, this will leave a border of 1/8 inch around the shards. Now you can arrange the shards on your template how you like (I like to start from the centre. Having at least 4 different styles allows you to arrange the pieces such that you don't have the same patterned paper shard next to each other. Make sure to temporarily adhere these shards to your temp…

'Christmas 2018' - cards

#kaisercraft #challenge #christmas

Hey everyone! So here's a set of four cards I made that was inspired by this month's Kaisercraft blog challenge. I decided to create four cards each with a different line AND using different Christmas collections!

It was definitely a challenge! The main reason I decided to do this was I needed to use up my older Christmas collections to make way for the new ones! :)

For each of these cards, I used a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch white note card and used a 5 x 5 inch piece of patterned paper as the background. I also used two square stitched dies to create a stitched square frame, and a smaller stitched square die to cut out a small stitched square.

At this stage, you should have four cards with patterned paper backgrounds. You should also have four stitched frames and four small stitched squares :)

Card 1 - 'Silent Night' collection

For this card I selected, 'ornaments', 'christmas quote', 'gold foil' and 'fussy c…

'The start of a 365 day journey' - card

#birthday #techniques #patterned paper

Need a birthday card? Well here is a card that quick and easy to make and customise. It is so easy to make that I was able to bunch of them, each of which is slightly different. I'll be showing you four cards I made using slightly different techniques...

These four cards are very similar in style, just slightly different methods used depending on the effect I required. For each card, I used a 5 1/2 x 4 inch notecard as the base. For the background of the card, I used 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inch piece of patterned paper. The patterned paper I used were all from the brand 'The Craft Stall' from The Reject Shop (you can use any papers you want!). I adhered the pieces of paper to the card using double-sided tape. Now moving onto the different cards...


Card #1 - pigment ink

Pigment inks are great for stamping on any colour cardstock. The ink sits on top of the paper so it doesn't change colour. These are the inks I use on darker coloured ca…

'My sun, moon & stars' - card

#stargazer #stars #astronomy

Hey everyone, so here is a paper collection that I am absolutely in love with... 'Stargazer'. This collection by Kaisercraft is definitely my favourite of all time... and you can probably guess why... I love blue, and I am currently studying astrophysics. It's just so perfect!

Anyway, about the card... this is one you can make for someone special in your life. I think it's quite elegant and minimalistic, and it's very simple to make!

To make the card base I used a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch cream coloured notecard. Then I cut a 5 x 5 inch square from some navy cardstock. I adhered this to the front of the card using some double-sided tape with a small gap from each edge of the notecard base. This leaves a thin cream coloured border around the navy piece.

Then I used a piece of acetate with some gorgeous astronomy themed designs and cut out a square that was 5 x 5 inches. Next, a cut out a square shaped sentiment for one of the 12 x 12 inch patt…