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Thursday, 28 February 2013

Creating with Couture Creations & Core'dinations

Kerrie Gurney created this layout for the Core'dinations February Sketch Challenge 

The base card is Core'dinations Impressions sanded to revel the core colour.

Die Cut flowers using two shades of Core'dinations Blue Cardstock, emboss the lighter shade using Fresh and Fun Embossing Folder and sand to revel the core colour and add some shabbyness to the flowers. Emboss patterned paper strips giving them some texture. All edges of patterned paper and cardstock are distressed.

This is the Core'dinations Sketch that Kerrie used.

Couture Creations Products Used
Couture Creations Endless Dreams Enlightenment Decorative Die
Couture Creations Fresh & Fun Petal Pleasures Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Elegance Celebrate Embossing Folder ( a sneak peek at one of our April releases)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Fresh & Fun Smooch Layout

Tracey Cooley celebrated her 40th in style and keeping with her party theme created this stylish layout showcasing  Fresh & Fun Smooch embossing folder



Monday, 25 February 2013

Fresh & Fun Cards

The very talented Tracey Cooley , created these "fresh and fun" cards using  Fresh & Fun Embossing Folders



Fresh & Fun Embossing Folders are available at your local store now.


Friday, 22 February 2013

Couture Creations Ejection Foam Tutorial

Couture Creations Ejection Foam is thin adhesive foam that is attached to dies to help stop cardstock or paper sticking in the dies.

We have had many emails on how to use the ejection foam. Here is a quick tutorial by Kerrie Gurney showing you how easy it is to attach Couture Creations Ejection Foam to our dies.

Peel the backing paper off

place die blade side down on sticky side

place paper back on covering the die, this is to stop the ejection foam sticking to cutting plates.

place foam side up in die cutting machine

run through die cutting machine as you would any die

peel backing paper off and remove excess foam 

place die foam side up on diecutting machine cover with cardstock and run through machine

remove excess cardstock

lift off die cut shape

pop out bits

and there you have a die cut without any drama.

Couture Creations recommends you use Couture Creations Ejection Foam in all of our Decorative & Doily Dies.

Tip - If you find the cardstock or paper starting to stick in the die, just add another layer of foam as the foam will flatten with excessive use.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Craft Concept Wooden Birdhouses

Who doesn't love creating off the page projects....

We love these Birdhouses that Sue Smyth created for Craft Concepts so much, we thought we would share them on our blog.


Craft Concepts is a division of our parent company Art Deco Creations and specialises in fantastic wood and wire products that can be altered making them perfect for gifts and home decor. Craft Concepts also has a range of paper pads and embossing folders.

Sue is teaching at The Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo in Melbourne March 1-3 2013 
Book into Sue's class HERE 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Endless Dreams | Fresh & Fun Layout

Kerrie Gurney created this fresh layout using the tag created for Couture Creations Make & Takes at Photo Continental tomorrow.

To create  | cut 4 x 5" x 4" pieces of white cardstock emboss using Fresh & Fun embossing folders. Cut 1 x 3" x 6" piece of Core'dinations white cardstock and 1 x 3" x 2" piece of pink cardstock for tag. Die cut birdcage, jasmine dream, longevity, birds and heart using Core'dinations white, pale pink, pale blue and pale green cardstock.

Pull the centre of Adalyn Flowers off and replace with a Diamonte Buckle with a piece of organza tied through the middle

Embellish using Feathers, Flowers, Ric Rac, Crystal Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue and Gemstones
CO723409 Kaleidoscope Heart
CO723415 Jasmine Dream
CO723427 Viva Birdcage
CO723433 Longevity
CO723436 Bird Song
CO723273 Petal Pleasures
CO723276 Peacock Pleasure
CO723441 Powder Puff
CO723442 Hyper Magical

Friday, 15 February 2013

FREE MAKE & TAKES | Photo Continental

Silly Sunday is a scrapbooking show. Just like all the scrapbooking fairs, expo's and show's through out the year but held here at Photo Continental. Once a year we put on our very own scrapbooking and craft show here at Photo Continental.

Kerrie Gurney will be doing Free Make & Takes using Couture Creations Endless Dreams Decorative Dies and Fresh and Fun Embossing Folders at Photo Continental's Silly Sunday

Come along and create your own fun tag.

Click HERE for all the details

Keep Creating

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

It is Valentine's Day in Australia today and we are sharing the love. 
Danielle Daws created this gorgeous card for her Hubby using our Crystal Star Doily Die

Visit Danielle's blog for her step by step instructions on how she created her card.

Thank You Danielle for sharing your gorgeous card with us, we are sure your husband will love it.

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone we wish you all a day filled with love and happiness ♥

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Couture Creations Fresh & Fun Collection

Fresh and Fun  Embossing Folder Collection is a powerful, joyful collection inspired by high contrast design and intended in the creation of craft makes with a heavy dose of character…   Tracey Cooley created  these cards using Fresh & Fun Embossing Folders, Core'dinations Cardstock, Couture Creations Gemstones, flowers and a sprinkling of glitter.





Fresh & Fun Embossing Folders are Available Now

Couture Creations multi-purpose embossing folder designs allow you to emboss right to the edge of your cards and produce long embossed strips up to 50mm wide perfect for layouts and off the page projects (the strip feature is located in the centre of the folder at the top, so your long embossed strip would include up to 25mm on either side of the exact vertical centre of each design)
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