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Tuesday, 17 February 2009

More Kaisercraft

Hi there, Katie here! Thought I would pop up some pictures of the great Kaisercraft project that I have been working on. I have just finished a perpetual calendar. This is the kind of thing you could complete at any time of the year and use forever, making it a fantastic gift.

I used the Spirograph paper range for its bright and fresh feel and finished with white Bazzill for the numbers and months. The numbers and months were cut using the Slice and the Animal Crackers design card at a size of 2". Such a great little machine that one!!

The calendar kit includes all the craft wood pieces to assemble the calendar. This includes the hooks for hanging the month and number plates as well as the plates to cover all the months and the numbers for all combination's from 1 - 31. It is also very stable with the little storage box behind to keep the months and numbers not in use.

Now one little trick I would love to share with you that is really useful with OTP (off the page) projects is filing or sanding the paper overhang. Once you have roughly cut your paper to fit your item and then glued it in place grab a file or piece of sandpaper and sand down over the edge. This will help create a neat edge which removes the excess paper for you without having to resort to craft knives or scissors in awkward positions. From the photo below you can see how the downward sanding/filing action on the overhang edge of paper helps to create a defined edge with the overhang simply coming away in the process. A great way to finish off your edges on your projects.

Also new in store is the Marrakech collection from Basic Grey. Now, I have to say I was leaving my opinion on this collection until I saw it in real life....well I can say it is absolutely gorgeous! I was lucky enough to be able to play with some of it and put this layout together (based on a Basic Grey design) and I have to say I have fallen in love with its bold colours and fun patterns.

It is in store now and has been very popular, so if you want some don't be slow or you may miss out!

Well, that is all from me for now. Keep a look out though as there is new stock on its way and we are all looking forward to having a play with that. I am especially excited about the new My Minds Eye papers! I have already had a play with some of them and all I can say is - you won't be disappointed! In fact you will have a hard time deciding which is your favourite! I know I love them all!


jeni@pnkgeeni said...

that is such a wonderful calender. could you help me with something. i need to find a way to make a custom word album similar to the kaiser craft one's.