Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card Tutorial


Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  It’s Throwback Thursday, and this week we’re creating a Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card together.

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card

I’m a sucker for a vintage styled paper collection.  The soft neutral tones of this paper collection along with the sewing imagery and old fashioned ladies in hats really drew me in.  Pink and beige is one of my favorite color combinations in a card.

Tips for Making a Collage Style Card

I’ve had this collection for quite a while.  All of the focal images had been used up in other projects.  But I still had a nice stack of fussy cuts and ephemera.  Perfect for a collage style card!  I have to tell you, this card came together in record time!   Here are some tips to help you if you have a favorite paper collection…but you’ve run out of focal images.

  • Start by organizing your ephemera and fussy cuts in categories.  I made little piles with all the clock images together, all the vintage ladies, butterflies, tags, tiny ephemera, etc. grouped together.
  • Now pick the main image you want to feature on your card.  For me, it was this lady in the fancy hat.
  • Next, group smaller ephemera bits and layering pieces around your main image until you are happy with the arrangement.  Remember to keep your main image as the main focus of the card.  Think of everything else as being part of the supporting cast.
  • Add dimension with foam dots.  This type of layering adds lots of interest to the layout of the card.

Digging through my stash of flowers, I found these pretty Prima blooms.  Their soft shades really worked with this vintage style collection.  Then I just had to add ribbon, and the card was done!

A Peek Inside

Because I had a lot of paper scraps, I decided to create one of my Tea Party in a Box cards.  Wrapping all the little treats is a great way to use up bits and bobs.

Create a little tea wallet with scraps of paper.  Then stitch up a quick bookmark to tuck into the pocket along with the chocolate, honey stick and vintage spoon.  I even made my own tassel for the bookmark!

Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how I put the front cover of this card together, I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube video.

Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s installment of Throwback Thursday.  If you have some favorite retired paper collections in your stash that you’d like me to work with, please let me know in the comments.  If I have them here, I’ll try to work them into a future Throwback Thursday tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by!




**Please note: Throwback Thursday projects use older, retired collections that may not be available online.  I will list whenever possible.  Thanks for understanding!


6 thoughts on “Kaisercraft Mademoiselle Collage Style Card Tutorial

  1. Joni E

    Great Throwback Thursday video! I certainly need the inspiration for using up paper collections-I have been trying hard to use what I have before buying more which isn’t always easy as I’m sure we all know!! Thanks again as everything you share with us is appreciated.

  2. soozyb2013

    Beautifully done Kathy, I do love the paper! Especially the one with Flutterby’s all over! Have a great Thursday Kathy.

  3. Helen Budz

    What a delightful collage card, Kathy. The pink/beige color combo give such a soft, feminine look–just right for this vintage design. Like how you often combine ribbon and twine in your bows. These two go so well together on this card. Thanks for sharing this card, video and tip for organizing pieces for a collage. Stay well-Hugs!

  4. Susan Steele

    This Mademoiselle card for Throwback Thursday is Sweet!!! Just luved this collection! I’d pick up a page here and there at shows and stores …but always wished I’d of gotten the whole collection! That was before I new how to shop on the internet! Lol! I’ll have to go thru my stash and see if I have enough left for one more card! Lol! So luv the vintage vibe of your card creation …as always! Hope your finger gets better fast! The week before was really rough …but you’ve brought back my mojo these last couple of days! Thanks so much for all the inspiration! Big hugs, Suzy Q

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