Friday, December 12, 2014

Kaisercraft Sandy Toes - By Linda Eggleton

Hello everyone & welcome :)
Today I have a few projects using one of the new Kaisercraft releases for December ....and that would be the totally gorgeous Sandy Toes collection!  This is one of those "must have's"...and is perfect for any beach/water  themed layouts...but also would be easily used for any other themed layout as well.
First up I have this layout....
"A day on the harbour"
Oh how I love that chevron paper for the background! it is the reverse side of the Beach Bum paper, and I love how it has that gradient effect where the colour goes from darker shades, fading down into lighter shades.   I have also used some of the fabo corrugated cardboard sheets to layer up behind my photos, as well as some papers from the paper pad and a few other bits from my stash.

Of course, what is a layout from me without a cluster?!?!? LOL
Some gorgeous KC blooms, Collectables pieces & diecut leaves.

Stickers & Collectables pieces layered around the page...love them!

This gorgeous lamp post is one of the newly released Kaisercraft dies!
I think it goes perfect with this layout. I covered some KC chipboard with paper from the paper pad & then used my Cuttlebug to cut it out. Backing it with chipboard just gives it that bit more stability & definition on the page :)

I've randomly & roughly punched the edges of some of my layered papers....I didn't want them to be perfectly punched, I wanted them to be rough & uneven....just to give a bit of a rustic feel to the page.
Kaisercraft Products: Sandy Toes – Beach Bum paper P1709, Sea Shells paper P1704,
Surf paper P1703, Flip Flops paper P1706, Waves paper P1710, Paper Pad PP222,
Collectables CT804, Sticker Sheet SS267, Corrugated Cardboard CB153,
White alpha stickers AS252, Iceberg paper blooms F630, Coconut paper blooms F627,
Sage mini paper blooms F649, Coconut mini paper blooms F644,
Street Light Decorative Die DD513, Chipboard Sheets CB154, Foam Tape T303,
Island ink pad IP726
Other – Flower, Punchinella, Leaf Die, Cardstock, Gesso, Border punch, Twine

Next up is a beyond the page project.....

"Magnetic Wall Planner"
I decided to make the wall planner as a magnetic board, rather than a chalk board or cork board….even though I have used a sheet of KC cork, I don’t think this would hold up to having pins pushed in it as a cork board, so I opted to add a magnetic sheet in behind the cork,
so that even flair buttons can be used to hold little notes etc to the board.
I love the look of this with the cork background though :)

I just LOVE the woodgrain paper that I've used to cover the planner, which is the reverse side of the Surf paper. I then just used strips from the Waves paper, the sticker sheet & also some of the cut off strips from the bottom of the papers to create a bit more interest to the planner.

I adhered all of the papers to the planner using Bostik BluStick....and I found this to be so so easy. I have used craft glue in the past, but find that you have to get just the right amount of glue onto the project for things to turn out well. If there's too much glue, the paper starts to buckle and warp....which is not good! So my suggestion for adhering the papers to these types of BTP items, is to use a really good glue stick!

Then once the paper & glue is dry, trim off any excess paper with your craft knife :)

A cute little cluster of blooms & Collectables pieces <3

I also added a few metal clips that can also serve as clips up on the magnetic board.

I just had to create a little banner with these fabo Collectables pieces....all joined with a simple piece of twine.

The magnetic sheet I used is A4 sized that I trimmed down and adhered to the backing board in behind the cork sheet....then finished it off by adhering the cork sheet over the top.

The planner itself, which is Kaisercraft.....was really really easy peasy to put together!
Much simpler than I thought it was going to be, and is all held together
with a small amount of craft glue

Kaisercraft Products: Sandy Toes – Surf paper P1703, Flip Flops paper P1706,
Waves paper P1710, Paper Pad PP222, Collectables CT814, Sticker Sheet SS267,
Sage Paper Blooms F632, Honey Paper Blooms F628, Coconut Mini Paper Blooms F644,
Sea Breeze Mini Paper Blooms F648, Cork Sheet CB152, Bark Ink Pad IP724,
Kaisercolour Antique White KC002, Wall Planner SB2324
Other – Twine, Button, Metal Clips, Flair Buttons, Magnetic Sheet
That is all from me for another week.
I hope you have been inspired by this gorgeous collection.
You can find it in the AAS online store HERE
Until next time :) xx

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