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Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter

From our families to yours
we wish you all a Safe and Happy Easter

Wishing You a Happy Birthday by Lauren Tomecek

You can never have too many spare birthday cards in your stash for those emergency situations, so that is what I've chosen to create for my second DT project this month.
1/ Trim a piece of black cardstock 13.5cm x 23cm and fold in half.
2/ Die cut the largest Scallop Rectangle from Damask Delight paper and adhere to the front of the card with double sided tape. 
3/ Create your flower embellishments:
a) Using the Roses nesting dies, cut 3 x the smallest and 3 x the second smallest shapes per flower you want to create. 
b) Paint the edges with white gesso.
c) On the + and X axis of the roses cut halfway to the centre, making eight cuts per die-cut.
d) Spritz all the petals with water.
e) Layer your petals into a cluster and pierce through the centre. Thread a stamen through the hole and adhere at the back to keep the layers together.
f) Curl the individual petals around the stamen and leave to dry.
4/ Cut a 9.5cm x 3.5cm strip of black Core'dinations Cardstock with a blue core, cut into a banner shape. Emboss this with the Jo Jo embossing folder, making sure it comes through with the raised design on the black side. Take your sanding block and gently rub this over the cardstock to reveal the blue core in the embossed areas. Adhere to the left of the card.
5/ Cut a length of pink washi tape into a banner shape and adhere slightly overlapping the black banner.
6/ Stamp your sentiment on white cardstock and cut to size. Apply some Glitzin Glamour to one of the words for added sparkle. Ink the edges of the card. Apply Gemstones to corners.
7/ Mount the sentiment on double sided foam and adhere overlapping the two banners.
8/ Adhere the flowers over the top right corner of the sentiment. 
9/ Doodle a white border around the whole card.
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Smile by Tina Connolly

One of my favorite things to do when scrapbooking is to make my own flowers, you'll always have co-ordinating blooms and it's a great way to use up those scraps.

I've created a tutorial created this layout using Jo Jo and Oriental Sunshade embossing folders from "Who, What, Wear", and dies from the Momento, and Secret Treasures collections

Cut blue paper 6.5 x 3.5 inch and emboss with Oriental Sunshade embossing folder.  Cut pink paper 2.5 x 8.25 inch and emboss with JoJo embossing folder.  Cut strip of paper 1.5 x 9.5 inch.  After embossing my papers, I sanded the raised edges of the Oriental Sunshade design, and inked the Jo Jo embossing.

 I cut a Cappuccino Ornamental Lace Die using the Quick Release paper which made it a breeze to get all the intricate pieces out.

I cut three  Party Banners, and four Retro Flowers from Core'dinations cardstock and paper offcuts.

 I inked the flowers and cut a notch into each end using Couture Creations Pointed Non-stick scissors.

Spritz the flowers with shimmery mist and scrunch, allow to dry and then open.  Layer the petals and decorate with Glitz'n Glamour.

Arrange all the layers on the page as shown.

And some close ups for you....

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo Classes

are teaching classes using the latest releases from Couture Creations 
at the Scrapbook & Papercrafts Expo
June 7th - 9th 2014


Class descriptions are on the website now and classes go
You will find the girls in Classroom 9
Places are Limited so don't delay book your place today
here is a sneak peek at their classes


Reverse Canvas by Amanda Baldwin

Hi Couture Creations Fans! 
Amanda here, and I am super excited to be sharing this gorgeous reverse canvas art with you all! 
It's modern, girly and vibrant.......
& it's a beautiful showcase of the Couture Creations Sew Jo Paper, and Who What Wear Collection

Isn't this a real treasure?! 
Makes a fabulous gift & it's really simple to create.


Here's how to re-create this divine project:

1. Apply gesso to back of canvas - I like it a bit 'raw and scratchy' looking, so I keep the timber visible.

2. Emboss the Core'dinations Cardstock with the Design Patterns Premium Embossing Folder. Sand it back to expose the core and enhance the pattern (I strongly recommend Core'dinations Cardstock, you'll get a far superior result when sanding).

3. Cut to size, and insert into canvas back, as shown. 

4. Dribble yellow watercolour paint down the canvas, and leave standing upright to dry.
While waiting for the canvas to dry, fussy cut the dress form and measuring tape from the 
Sew Jo Paper Pad. Use the Glamour Days Intricutz Dies & black cardstock to create silhouettes of a sewing machine and sewing kit. 

Tip: I added a small amount of black watercolour to my canvas & daubbed it, -so it wasnt too intense. 

5.Use Couture Creations 3D Foam Dots to attach dress form to embossed cardstock.

6. Attach milliners lace, focal flower (I made mine from the Nesting Dies: Roses so I could achieve the right colour and size) & the sewing machine.

7. Continue to embellish with sewing kit bobbin & thread spool, and flowers. For a more authentic look, I inserted yellow pearl dress pins to the thread spool.

 8. Position & glue the measuring tape across canvas top, as shown above. 
Attach ribbons & more flowers....

9. Use a script stamp to add interest, then attach die cut scissors & decorative button.

Pompom trim finishes off the canvas base & a few cleverly positioned gemstones add a lil bling without overkill!

For final finishing touches, add a title with alpha stamps (SEW) & drape a small string of tiny black pearls over the measure tape.

Sew easy.......
 (sorry, couldn't help myself!)

Hope you all enjoyed this lil creation,

Please leave a comment and be sure to stop by my blog for more creative inspiration! 

oops, I nearly forgot!
If you do recreate this lil beauty, or something similar, be sure to post it on the Couture Creations Facebook page. 
We love to see what you've created too!


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

and the winner is


*** Congratulations ***


Theresa Dickinson


Blogger theresa dickinson said...

you have been chosen as the winner of our awesome prize pack
Please email your postal address including your country and area code and  phone number to kerrie@artdecocreations.com.au by midnight 16th April so we can get your parcel sent out before Easter.
once again Congratulations Theresa 
Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun ...we hope you stick around and keep on being inspired by our fabulously talented design team 
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Sew Vintage by Adriana Bolzon

Hello there everyone, Today I have created a layout titled "Sew Vintage"
 using the new release dies from the "Glamour Days collection 

I do love vintage and I could not resist in creating
a very Vintage layout - inspired with the sewing
dies and the papers from 
the soon to be released
Paper Pads 12'x 12' 
"Sew Jo" also available from Couture Creations.

Here are the 4 papers
that I have chosen for my layout, 
there are 48 doubled sided papers 
in  the paper pack, and they all compliment each other.

Cut out 2 panels of the 
with Kraft cardstock. Glue them
on a piece of black cardstock one at each end.
As shown below.


Cut 4 strips of the  Sew Jo - paper pads as shown below
distress edges and ink edge with inkpad.

 Arrange and adhere papers on to
black cardstock as shown, mat vintage photo onto
black cardstock, adhere to layout.

Cut measuring tape papers and attach to underneath photo, as shown.

with paper pad 
C0723715  Glamour Days Sewing machine
C0723714  Glamour Days Dress form

Arrange these pieces as shown in photograph,
adhere with Couture Creations Foam Tape on either side of layout.

 Decorate the page with buttons, tape measures, flowers, pegs,
metal studs, Vintage lace, etc also add title to page with stickers.

 Cut Scissors from C0723716 Sewing Kit
from silver card stock place on the bottom left of layout.

I hope I have inspired you to create 
something vintage today !

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