Monday, May 2, 2011

Mojo Monday

Hey there,
This is Holly with my very first Mojo Monday post here at Budz. Its been great fun being on the design team, with some exciting challenges to inspire.

Yesterday I went shopping for some party supplies for my husbands upcoming 30th birthday party. It was at our local Spotlight store, which is a big craft and homewares store in Australia. They recently begun stocking Kaisercraft products and I had been hunting down a particular OTP item, the scrapbook organiser, which I found in store, along with the May release Chapter One collection.

This is the end result of my unexpected purchase:
 Sorry the photos are not the best. They were taken in doors at night but hopefully you get an idea.
 What I love most about this item is the tool and ribbon storage compartments, as you can see where the holes are. It will be a great way to motivate me into keeping a neater workspace, as I am the queen of mess otherwise.
Here it is loaded up with a few bits and pieces and some ribbon and lace peeping through the holes.

When it comes to off the page projects, many need sanding and filing and today I pulled out a chiesel which did a fabulous job of smoothing the excess pieces. Otherwise I believe Kaiser makes their own file kit for this purpose, as normal sand paper is often not so effective. Also it is important to keep in mind that the wood can swell with paint and other mediums, so be aware of this when it comes time to put everything together. I always use my pieces as a stencil for cutting out my patterend papers, then try to put the item together, paint the exposed areas and then stick on the patterned papers after this. On this particular item I also applied some mod podge around the tool and ribbon holes, to ensure they were nice and firm for lots of use.

Happy Monday everyone!

Holly xo


  1. Holly I love this just gorgeous and you have given us some great tips

  2. Gorgeous!! Love the papers you used. I would not have thought of using a chisel to sand....awesome idea!!

  3. great monday mojo holly i really love these kaiser utility boxes