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Monday, 30 March 2015

Happy Birthday to Blue by Tracey Cooley

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Hi Everyone 

A quick Birthday Card today using some of this years super Couture Creations Releases!


I cut a 5" card base from Core'dinations Foundations Bright White Card Stock.
Then using the Couture Creations Background Savvy Diffused I die cut the front of the card.


Using an eye dropper and some spritz I added some splats of colour. Then using the Couture Creations Everyday Essentials Mini Flowers 1 and Mini Flowers 2 I made some quick flowers


I took the larger of the flowers and punched a small hole in the middle of four of them. Then I cut into the hole and using the Couture Creations Turbo Glue Pen I adhered them into cones. Then with hot glue I layered them to form a 3D flower 


With the below flower I simply bent up the petals and again layered them into a lovely little flower. I added some Couture Creations Adhesive Gemstones to the centers


the smallest flower I added a mini brad through the center and scrunched the petals to form a cute little 3D blossom. After creating these little beauties I sprayed them with spray adhesive and added some white glitter so they look frosted.


I then attached some muslin/gauze to the corner of my card and added the flowers. Be careful to put a piece of scrap paper in the middle of your card so the glue does not leak to the back of your card through the diffused background.

Then cut a matching Couture Creations Everyday Essentials Happy Birthday sentiment in a matching colour and attached where desired. You can also spread a bit of Couture Creations Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue over the front of your card for extra sparkle if you choose.


You can see in the pic below that when you open your card it will reveal that the front is quite unique.


Thanks so Much for stopping by!!









Sunday, 29 March 2015

It is time we say Goodbye

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This is the time of year we don't like, the time when we have to say goodbye to some of our fabulous Design Team.
 

We are blessed to have some of our ladies continuing on for 2015 but  
are leaving us to either spend more time with their families or onto other adventures.
we have loved every minute of having you all on our team. You have all brought something special to our team with not only your fabulous designing but with your beautiful friendships.


Please join with us in saying goodbye for now to these lovely ladies and don't forget to keep following them on their personal blogs and you never know they might pop back for a guest spot

So while we say goodbye to you all as part of our Design Team we will continue to follow you and chat online
We wish you all the very best and hope you continue with your love of Couture Creations products

Kerrie 
and the 
Couture Creations Team




Saturday, 28 March 2015

Mixed Media Class at Craft Giraffe with Kerrie Gurney

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Kerrie Gurney is teaching a Couture Creations class at
Craft Giraffe

you will be create a mixed media layout using our newest releases Couture Creations Dies and papers
In this class you will learn how to get more from your dies
So come along and have some fun and get messy and create a beautiful layout
Bring along 1 6"x 4"  photo or you can add the photo later


Saturday 18th April
9.30am - 11.30am
$29.00 all materials supplied
(the class kit includes a Couture Creations Die for you to take home)





 come along and join Kerrie
you can
BOOK ONLINE
instore
or phone the store to secure your place



 Happy Creating
with
Kerrie






Friday, 27 March 2015

Thank You Cards by Mel Connell

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Hello once again one and all. 
It is with a sad tone that I bring this my last blog post as an official Couture Creation Design Team Member. This past year has flown by and has been filled with amazing crafty goodness. 

Thank you so much to my fellow Couture Creations Design team members for making this a fun and inspiring adventure. 

Thank you very much for the team at ArtDeco Creations for choosing me to be apart of this wonderful team. 

But mostly thank you Kerrie for being a stunning Design Team Coordinator. It's been a great year. Fun, exciting, love getting those parcels in the mail, and so so proud and honoured to have my work travel to CHA 2015. Huge!

My final project was this trio of thank you cards. 


Once again using the stunning gorgeous Vintage Rose Garden papers. Seriously, you need to get the paper pad it's divine!
I used two dies from the most recent Die releases, and cut simple white card stock pieces, used some ink to highlight the edges and layered the elements up with the 3D glue spots. 
Each card has a Frames and Frills Doily folded over the opening edge to create a flap, and all three cards are held closed with some ribbon tied in a bow around them. 
Simple cards but very very pretty. Making a set of 6-10 would make a beautiful gift to give someone. 






Once again, I have loved my time here at Couture Creations, its such a fabulous company with fantastic products. I look forward to following what then Team does this year. 


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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Together Tag by Tina Connolly

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Hi there everyone, it's Tina back again with a tag tutorial.  I love to create tags as they can be used in so many ways, such as on a card, layout or attached to a gift.  They are a great way to try out new techniques, or when you only have a small amount of time to create.


1. Cut a tag from Core'dinations cardstock, and emboss it using the Honeypot die and tan Embossing Mat.  (Layer it with cutting plate, tan mat, cardstock, die facing down, cutting plate and run through your die-cutting machine as you normally would to emboss )  Do this a number of times to cover the tag, making sure you line up the pattern.


2. Sand to accentuate the pattern.  As you can see I embossed with the die on the back (uncoated side)of the cardstock and sanded the front.  You will get a different effect if you emboss on front.


3. Cut Nopstalgia from cardstock and heat emboss.



4. Spritz background with a shimmery mist. Cut three of the Autumn Leaf, and layer under some muslin.  Attach Nostalgia diecut using Mini Foam Dots behind the photograph.  Add a small title and embellishment and you're finished.






Couture Creations Products:





Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Smile Layout by Lauren Tomecek

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Welcome back for my final reveal as part of the 2014 Couture Creations Design Team. I have made lots of cards and off the page projects for this team recently but it has been ages since I did a layout so I decided that would be the perfect project to end on. I've had a great time playing with all the fantastic Couture Creations products and hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects over the past year.


1/ Take your background paper (I used Rouge Stripes) and in pencil lightly mark guidelines at 1.5", 3.75", 6", 8.25" and 10.5" both horizontally and vertically. Use a brown pen to draw in faux stitches over the top of the middle three lines both horizontally and vertically.  
2/ Cut two strips of paper 1.75" x 4" and eight squares 1.75" x 1.75" from various papers from the paper pad. Edge all of these in brown ink. Adhere as shown in the photo, raising two using foam tape or cardboard for added interest.
3/ Cut 'Smile' die cut from Everyday Essentials and two of the decorative square frame from Hearts Ease from thin cardboard. Emboss all of these in two coats of brown embossing powder.
4/ Trim your photo to 4" x 4" and adhere the square frames to the corners, cutting away the parts behind the photo. Place three pearls in the corners of the frames. Adhere to the background, raising it up using foam tape or spare cardboard.
5/ Add your title to the top corner. Add embellishments to each square and some journaling strips, also edged in brown.


Couture Creations Materials List:

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Life is Beautiful by Lesa Bird

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Hello Everyone
Welcome to another layout by myself and Couture Creations, today I'm having a little fun with the new Kalini and Elegant Card Cuts Collections




 Dies I've used in this project 



Flowers were made with Kalini Falling Blossoms, cutting 1 of each size, then layering them, using a little 2 way glue pen between each layer, I also cut 3 of Kalini Sharp Flower, layered and glued these also. Spritz with water, and bend petals to form your shapes, place a  Crystal Gemstone  in the center of each flower to add a little bling

Below Close up of flowers



 I added the Flourish from Elegant Card Cuts - Coteaux Curls, popping on a few of the new 2mm Crystal Gemstones  for a little sparkle


 I die cut  2 of the Kalini Picket Fence joining the to made a border along the bottom of my photo, add the Kalini Collection, Life Is Beautiful Sentiment, using the 2mm Gemstone as the dots for the i's


Cut 1 of the Kalini Twisting Corners and  placed it over one of the top corners of my photo



New Couture Creations Product used

Kalini Collection

Elegant Card Cuts



Other Couture Creations product used

CO723816 Craft Glue Spots
CO723817 3D Glue Spots
CO723815 Mini Glue Spots

                Stay Safe and Enjoy Your Day
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Monday, 23 March 2015

With Thanks Tag by Amanda Baldwin

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Hi Creators!
Welcome back for more inspiring ideas!

Amanda here, and today I am sharing my final tutorial with Couture Creations.

I have had the most incredibly, amazing experience on this Design Team, 
however, I have also over-committed myself with lots of exciting new ventures - 
so I am stepping aside (for now!).
You'll still spy some of my creations in the upcoming Creative Inspiration magazines,
 on my personal blog 
& you never know,
 I might just drop by for a guest spot here :)

 For everyone who has supported and encouraged me on this incredible creative journey,
I truly THANKYOU from the bottom of my heart....

This final creation is for you xo


I know, so pretty!
& yes, it is a lazy crafter , oh-so-simple creation!

Here's how.........

Create a tag base using kraft cardstock, 
then layer with the gorgeous Vintage Rose Garden Paper
As exampled below.


Next, prepare your die cuts - 
I used the stunning new Frames & Frills Die Set: Elissa.


Gently fold in the frill edges of the doily to give a lil more dimension.
Use a vintage coloured ink to stamp a sentiment, 
& sponge daubers to edge your frills.


I also used the sponge daubers to edge around the tag.....

Attach frill trim to tag base, as shown below.


Next, attach the die cut flower to the frill doily using the 2 Way Glue Pen 
(it gives a really clean finish with no unsightly glue stains)
& then embellish with a similarly coloured bloom.


Fussy cut a few butterflies from the Vintage Rose Garden Paper collection,
 and attach to the tag.


Using a piercing tool, place a hole in the top of the tag to allow for the coordinating ribbons.
Embellish with a sprinkle of gemstones, and the ensemble is complete!


Such a very simple, but just lovely to look at, thankyou tag!

For all my Couture Creations family, friends and fans;
Thankyou
you're in my heart always!



CO723623 Sponge Dauber 6pk









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