November 30, 2018

This is really dinky!  This Mini Album Kit has been made with the Faerie Dust papers from Graphic 45.  It measures 8 1/2" X 6 "  To see what is in the kit or to buy it please go to:  https://www.coolkatzcraft.com/product-page/mini-album-kit

Inside it...

...there are a lot of opportunities where you can cut into the papers or cut around the pictures to make flaps for putting in photos, journaling or photo cards made up from the papers.

Here you can see the coordinating papers used to create the two pockets in which you can put the ephemera supplied in the Graphic45 books, your journaling, attach photos, put in wedding lists, packing lists, tickets or an invitation for a certain event - the world is your oyster as they say!

This is an example of two portrait pockets with openings at the top.  As you can see everything is first put onto black card 'to make it pop!' and therefore create the finished look.

The picture on the flap that has opened out from t...

November 29, 2018

Maggie and Kay have put their first three videos entitled 'From Cover to Cover' onto YouTube giving help to the beginner on 'How to Cut Greyboard,' 'Understanding Shims' and 'How to find the Grain and Make the Cover of a Book.'

There will be many more of these and any suggested titles from you will be very welcome.  How about leaving them below?

You can get to our YouTube channel via this link https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=coolkatzcraft&sp=6gMA and scroll down to the relevant video.

November 27, 2018

…Coolkatzcraft is featuring on Hochanda this Thursday (29th) at 8am & 12 noon on the Oakwood Archer shows.  You will find it on the TV schedule under 'Make it with Maggie'.  Featuring will be our very first “From Start to Finish” kit from the range. This one is a 2 in 1 project with a Roll-Top Box and Album.

The kit contains precision cut greyboard to make an album and Roll-Top Box, box closures and handle, Architape (archival cloth tape), 12 sheets of 30cm x 30cm luxury black card, 10 neodymium magnets and an instruction book.

There will be a step by step video of how to put this together going on YouTube after the show.

If you don’t want to make the album, there is an option for the Roll-Top Box with a drawer, picture to follow very soon!

Alternatively you can do the album by itself as a complete kit (without decorative papers) from our From Cover to Cover range.

We wanted something more than just an album and we love 3D projects; what started out on the back of an envelope deve...

November 24, 2018

This example made up by Yvonne in our Design Team is gorgeous I hope you will agree!  It is made up in Fab Scraps papers and is the first box and book project that Yvonne had attempted - looking forward to the next one Yvonne!  You can see the YouTube video of the whole of the inside here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3MLxxtQTW4   I love the way that you have put the flower pots throughout the book!

November 20, 2018

I love the mauve but you could do it to match your theme for your Christmas decorations or for a present for the person who has everything!  I am sure that they would appeciate it more if you had made it for them!

November 18, 2018

Some greyboard Christmas shapes by Maggie - Kay has been playing!  The greyboard which will be available also is in the background in this picture...

November 15, 2018

We will also be featuring cardmaking/scrapbooking stamps and here is an example which will be available in the coming weeks..

‘Blue’s Look Out’ by Kay

A Simple card using the Decoupage paper Blue Brushed Wood with the ‘Blue’s Look Out’ cling stamp and white gesso from IndigoBlu, both available from our store soon.

Some of the decoupage paper was glued to 12x17cm kraft card and given a light wash of gesso.  When dry, the image was stamped with black ink - I used a stamping platform, and heat embossed with clear powder. 

The eyes and flowers were coloured with Copics and a little background detail was added with Black Soot Distress ink through a stencil. 

This panel was then adhered to a 12.5x17.5cm kraft card blank.   A kraft card die cut sentiment was added to finish the project.

November 12, 2018

Please visit our shop and you can see the Roll-top Box both with a drawer and with the book that I have been featuring.  There is also a Mini Album, a Foldover Album and an 8" X 8" Album kit aswell as card, tape and magnets all suitable for making up our kits.

November 11, 2018

What a lovely shabby chic project this is!  This box was made by June, a member of the Design Team who hadn't made one before!  There you go - you can give it a go too!

The flaps and pages are fab and she has brought some new ways of doing the flaps and hidey holes.  If you would like to see more of this there is a run through on the YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP2KfRlSzSA

November 7, 2018

The shop is not fully there yet but the images are up and it is only a matter of days now - better get your Christmas List written - there are some kits that would make crafty Christmas presents for you and your friends.

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