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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Product Show Case | 2014 Christmas Die and Embossing Folder Collections

We hope you all enjoyed our Christmas in July projects and the sneak peek at our 2014 Christmas Collections
All of our 2014 Christmas Collections are available for pre order now and will start shipping in September.
here is a look at all our 2014 Christmas Collections

Available for Pre Order now from your local papercrafting store 
 If your are a store wanting to stock Couture Creations products contact the Distributor in your country

Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas 12.25 by Jowlina Nolte


Christmas In July Day 12
Hi, Jowilna here with another post for Couture creations featuring their wonderful dies. Today we are celebrating the final day in our Christmas in July series of posts. Hope you have enjoyed the amazing projects the girls have done so far. Today I am sharing this quick layout I made using some of the fabulous Christmas dies that will be available soon at a store near you. I worked on a patterned paper background (and if you know me you might want to sit down for this moment - yes it's not white) and then added some simple coloured die cuts to add to the design of my layout.

I used the beautiful Birds and Branch  die and then  coloured them using dye ink and water. Once they were dry i inked the edges using a brown to add to the distressed worn look of my layout.

I also layered a second branch on top of the first for more texture

Next I used the Christmas Banners die and cut them using white cardstock followed by a colour treatment of blue ink and gold glitter.

I first coloured the banner and left it to dry really well. You can use your heat gun at this point to make double sure. TIP - any wet ink will also make the glitter stick to it in the next steps.

Use a glue pen and write on the cut wording part of the die. You want to make sure that this part stays in the cut out banner and not fall out.
TIP I use a strip of double sided tape to hold them in place at the back

Sprinkle glitter on top of the glue pen and then shake off the excess glitter back into the container. Wait for the glue pen to dry totally and then use on your layout

I also added some star elements to my layout. I used the Christmas star die and cut it using patterned paper. I then separated the inside stars and only used what I wanted from it. I inked the edges and then added some decorative gold sewing to the top

TIP Remember to keep all the other parts once you have cut your elements - it's amazing what you can do with the scraps

Enjoy your festive preparations with these wonderful dies from Couture Creations



wishing you a wonderfully creative festive week




Thursday, 24 July 2014

December Daily Album by Mel Connell

Christmas in July Day 11

Merry Christmas in July Everyone! xxxx

Don't you just love Christmas? I do I love it all. All the corney decorations, the cookie making, the tree trimming, the wrapping presents and making special things. 

I though I would get a jump on Christmas this year and get my December Daily album ready to rock. I have used a bunch of the completely gorgeous Couture Creations Christmas dies that are soon to be released. They are just so yummy I am lost for words. Wait till you see them all. I've used some Couture creations patterned paper and also I have used some delish chipboard from our good friends over at Imaginarium Designs. We are doing a Blog hop with them in a few weeks to be sure to keep your eyes open for the collision of awesomeness that will be Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs

So lets get started. I chose one of the many small ring binder albums on the market at the moment. Cover the entire front and back with some red polka dot paper from the Sew Jo Paper pad by Couture Creations.

Die cut your self a Doily in white paper, add some shimmer to this with some rub or sprays. Cut your self one Bubble Tree. I cut it in white also and then spritzed it with green glimmer mist. Set this aside to dry for a while. 

Last of all you need one of the new Merry Christmas die cuts. Isn't this die just amazing. This is going to be a favourite of mine for a very very long time I think. 

Choose some embellishments to compliment what you already have happening and arrange to suit on the front of your album. I have used the Couture Creations Pearls to add centres to my flowers. 

Layer everything up and tuck in a few of your favourite chipboard pieces from Imaginarium Designs just to finish everything off. 

Couture Creations Products used:

Thanks for stopping by Again. xxx


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Happy Christmas by Kerrie gurney


 Christmas in July Day 10

Hi everyone Kerrie here and  I am back with another Christmas Layout I created for Couture Creations Blog featuring the 2014 Couture Creations Christmas Dies and Embossing Folders.
I am so loving these new collections and can't wait for them to be available so I can purchase them all.

My layout today features photos that I love of Taylah and her furry best friend Cadbury clowning around on Christmas morning. Not the greatest photos but photos that need to be documented and cherished.
Now people who know me well know I am all about coordination for Christmas, I do change my theme alot and all gifts must be wrapped in the correct colour or they can't go under my tree (if we are given a gift that doesn't match I have bags in the correct colour for the gift to go in)
My theme for 2012 was Black, Red, White/Cream, Kraft  so these are the colours I have used on my layout, but I have added a smidge of gold as I am having a gold moment  (yes my tree in the photo is black, I actually have about 10 big trees and I don't know how many mini trees)

Here is a look at the  Couture Creations dies and embossing folder I have used on my layout.

I started off by creating my background using the Holly Branch Flourish as a mask

Just move the die around and randomly mist, you don't need to worry about the centre as it will be covered up.

Emboss photo mat and pennant using Twiggy Christmas Embossing Folder and lightly sand to reveal core colour. Once again i have distress the edges of all cardstock and patterned paper using my scissors.

Die cut 1 of the Simplicity Lace Border dies from Core'dinations Kings Crown Gold Glittersilk Cardstock, remember you don't have to have extended plates for your machine to die cut these long borders.
Just run through one half and then gentle move the other half forward onto the cutting plate and run through.
(don't use quick release die paper when doing this as the release paper works so well that your die will pop out and move creating a double cut)
Normally I would tell you to die cut glittered cardstock from the back but the step shows up better in the photo cutting with the glittered side down. Cutting from the back on intricate dies cuts through more cleanly and easily. I would also suggest using a metal adapter plate when die cutting intricate dies using glittered cardstock .

Cut the border strip down to the size of your photo mat and then cut in half through the middle as you are going to tuck the border in under the layers

Die cut 2 x Christmas Lace Border, join together and cut off excess, as you can see by the photo you can't see where I have joined the lace border.

Use the excess piece of lace border to add to the top left corner cluster. When you are distressing the edges of the base cardstock tear a section to create a V shaped peep section adhere lace border piece to the back of base card. Finish off cluster with a piece of the simplicity border a gold jingle bell and some gold twine.

I popped a journaling tag inside the chevron paper bag, which I embellished using another piece of the Simplicity Lace Border, another jingle bell and gold twine bow. 

Here are a few close up photos of my layout.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723916 Merry Little Christmas Intricutz Die, Holly Branch Flourish (available September 2014)
CO723889 Christmas Lace Ornamental Lace Die, Christmas Border (available September 2014)
CO723881 Christmas Collection Embossing Folder, Twiggy Christmas (available September 2014)
CO723315 The Treasures Ornamental Lace Die, Simplicity Borders
CO723060 Sanding Block


 Happy Creating 


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Dove Christmas Ornament by Lauren Tomecek


Christmas in July Day 9

 Couture Creations is showcasing their beautiful range of Christmas themed die-cuts and embossing folders in a special Christmas in July series of projects.
Welcome to day 9 of Couture Creations Christmas in July
I love creating Christmas scrapbooking items and chose to go with a tree ornament/painters tray as my contribution.
This is actually a really easy project to create. Start by preparing your painters tray. I painted mine gold initially, then applied a layer of crackle medium and then white acrylic paint over the top so you can only see the gold in the crackles. This creates a lovely subtle effect. Select the patterned paper you want to use and adhere this to the different sections as needed.
If you want to have a dangly charm at the bottom like I have, punch the hole now and thread it through before you adhere the frame to the base.
Cut your relevant die-cut decorations. I have used the largest dove (this comes in a set of three) and the Pine Needles (also a set of 3) from the Merry Little Christmas Collection. Use a stamp pad to colour the vine in the dove's mouth. Adhere your die cuts to the tray and them embellish with chipboard and flowers. I have also use a pearl as an accent and for the dove's eye.
Couture Creations Materials List:


Monday, 21 July 2014

Winter Wonderland By Sue Smyth


Welcome to day 8 of Couture Creations Christmas in July

Couture Creations new Christmas dies, make it easy to 
make a gorgeous snowy scene for your 
Christmas table.

The base to the scene is a ribbon spool, a nice wide spool 
works best, simply cover with 
die cut circles and papers.
Create a banner by printing a title onto white cardstock and 
die cut with a banner die.

Add the decorated spool to a saucer and glass dome,
easily sourced at cheap stores or chain stores.

First cut out the large tree, from light weight chipboard, but
do not pop out the shape, leave them nested.

Paint with gesso and dry off.

Spray with turquoise ink and allow to dry.

Cover with dimensional magic this will help adhere the shapes together
and will hold the glitter well.

Sprinkle with white glitter and allow to dry.

Cut another tree from white cardstock and this time pop out
the centre( save the centre repeat these steps and use for back of tree)
Apply dimensional magic and glitter again and dry off.

Layer over the turquoise tree and adhere with strong gel glue.
Repeat this step to make 2 large trees and 3 small one.

Tear white cardstock to almost fit the top of the spool.
Wet and scrunch up, unfurl and dry with a heat gun
Spray with adhesive and sprinkle liberally 
with white glitter. Allow to dry 
and shape to fit top of spool.

Adhere in place and affix trees to it with hot glue gun. 
Add a tiny snowman or dainty deer to complete 
your own winter wonderland scene
Couture Creations Materials 
Momento Ornamental Lace Die, Chandeliers Set CO723247
Circle Nesting Dies CO723040

Happy Crafting 


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