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Friday, 28 November 2014

Merry Christmas to all Card by Jowilna Nolte


Hi Couture Crafters - Jowilna here with a quick and easy wrapping paper die cut card!
It's countdown time to Christmas- just under one month to go!
We don't do a huge Christmas celebration, but I know I good wrapping paper when I see one. So when I had to wrap a present for someone else I bought this lovely paper with berries and leaves on with a mostly white background - perfect for any crafting project!

I wanted to create something festive but simple and this lovely new Christmas die was perfect for my card. I used the die cut as a base for my focal point element to sit on.

The details on the Couture Creations dies are amazing!

A quick sentiment strip adhered using foam tape adds some dimension.

Delicate layers compliment the die cut beautifully.

Here's how I created my die-cut and other elements:
Step 1 - adhere your Christmas wrapping paper to smooth white cardstock using a glue stick. Leave the glue to dry before cutting or otherwise the thin paper might rip and tear.

Step 2 - trim some of the leaves and berries out of the paper and ink the edges to hide the cutting marks.
die and cut the element out of the wrapping paper piece. I used Quick release die paper to help my paper release easily from the detailed die.

Step 4 - Remove the quick release paper and then adhere the element to the front of your card. Add cut out leaves and berries as well as a focal point image and sentiment using foam tape - Double Sided Tape Premium Craft Adhesives

Remember you can find all these wonderful products from your local craft store - or ask for them by name! Happy crafting - I hope your Christmas cards are all done by now!
Until next time!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Christmas Fir Tree Forest Card by Tina Connolly


Hi everyone!
It's Tina here, with a fun Christmas card for you to make! 
I used the Christmas Fir Trees die, and cut three each of both the dies.   I cut one of the larger die in white and discarded the center piece.  I trimmed the lower layer off one of the green pieces to create a different size tree.
The white piece was layered over the large green tree and some Glitzn' Glamour added.

The smaller size trees were all cut in green, folded in half and layered to create a 3D Christmas tree effect.  I also added smears of white paint and Silver Glitzn' Glamour to create my "snow".  I also sprayed the Vintage Rose Garden paper with some white shimmer mist for a wintery effect. 

And here's the finished card!

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Vintage Home Sweet Home by Adrian Bolzon


Hello!! there everyone,
is it my turn again today at Couture Creations
The best part of be on this wonderful Design Team, 
is having fun and playing with so many lovely designed dies,
 embossing folders and papers.

Today I have created a Vintage Home Wall hanging using the many diecuts from Couture Creations and along with the beautiful new papers,
Vintage Rose paper collection 
from Couture Creations, designed by Denise Boddey

Loving these papers....
Here is the finished project.....

I found this wall hanging decor piece from one of
those cheap dollar shops and thought about altering it. 
I love altering items into something a little special and unique.

This is what it looked like before I altered it.
I covered the whole piece with the new papers called,

and I also cut some diecuts with some of
the new dies soon to be released, and some previously released this year 
(and are still available to purchase from your Local scrapbook store)

List of Couture Creations Dies
The Metricon Decorative Die - Art Deco Die C0723738
Vintage Rose Decorative Die - Border C0724045

Some close ups... Couture Creations Pink Pearls C0721997
The Van Roe Decorative Die - Butterfly C0723722
The Metricon Decorative Die - Art Deco Die C0723738
Vintage Rose Decorative Die - Border C0724045

I cut one Oval Nesting Die with the Vintage Rose paper collection and using double side foam tape, place in the centre of the plaque.
Then placed the decorated frame diecut on top
Placing a chipboard word from "Imaginairum Designs" "LOVE"

I also die cut some Lucky Tree decorative die leaves with green cardstock
and placed them on the bottom of decorated frame.

Using the beautiful lace die around the bottom edges of the
Artdeco border.

"Home Sweet Home"

 Couture Creations Pearls   C0721997
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Cheers Adriana xx:)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Baby Card by Lauren Tomecek


My friend gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in late October so of course I had to make her a celebratory card! There is something precious about receiving a hand made card and often they come together quite quickly if you already have a set design in mind.

 Here is how I made my card, if you want to make something similar.

1/ Cut your cardstock to 6" x 8", scoring it halfway and folding to create the base.
2/ Cut a rectangle slightly smaller than 6" x 4" from CO724016. Ink the edges in a dusky pink and stick to the base cardstock.
3/ Cut a strip from CO723997 and stick in the centre of the card.
4/ Die cut the border piece CO724045 four times from white cardstock and adhere down the sides of the green strip. 
5/ Die cut the scalloped circle from CO724019.
6/ Die cut the circle from white cardstock and ink the edge with the dusky pink.
7/ Die cut the rocking horse. I used an Ultimate Crafts die but you could use the Couture Creations rocking horse  CO723518 from the Secret Treasures collection. 
8/ Ink the edges of the rocking horse and cover with crackling medium. Leave this to dry for a few hours. My horse curled up during the drying stage, I put it under my embossing plates and ran it through my Big Shot a few times to flatten it out.
9/ Once dry, adhere the rocking horse to the cardstock circle. Stick the circle to the scalloped circle. Place rhinestones in every second scallop and a pearl for the horses eye.
10/ Loop a ribbon as shown in the photo and stick to the card. Adhere the scalloped circle over the top using mounting foam tape.

Couture Creations Materials List:
Ultimate Crafts Material List:
ULT157225 - La Craftina - Rocking Horse (60.4 x 49.4mm)

Monday, 24 November 2014

Love Tri Fold by Mel Connell

Hello Again All. 

I am back again with a very very simple but very pretty card that you can make for a Wedding, or a special Birthday, and Anniversary, well for many many occasions really. 

Start out by making your card base. This is a tri fold style card, Cut a piece of cardstock at 6  x 11 inches and then score at 4" and then at 4" from the first score line, this will give you one panel that is slightly smaller and this becomes your front. 

Cut one of your favourite Couture Creations border dies from the same colour cardstock at your card base. double side tape this onto the edge of the small front panel. 

From here just cut panels of your favourite paper from the Vintage Rose Garden Paper pad, distress the edges of all pieces and stick into place laving a small boarder of cardstock showing. 

Add some Gems or pearls to the boarder, and cut out a greeting from the printed sheet in your paper pad to the front. This sheet is brilliant, small words or quotes pre-printed ready to go, just cut them out and add them to your project. 

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Ombre Card and Pen Topper by Guest Designer Bernii Miller



Welcome to another Saturday, and my second turn at guest designing for Couture Creations. I just love the versatility of their dies and have had so much fun thinking up all the different ways that I could try and use the dies.. 

When I first received the "Splendour" die from the Treasure Collection  I knew straight away that I wanted to create an Ombre card of some sort. It then occurred to me that I should try and use some of the felt that I have had here for some time here to use for various craft projects. I just love being able to find new ways to play. 

Hello card by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations.

I managed to create the card above and then with the left of centre pieces of the die, I created a matching "flower " pen. Below I create a little tutorial showing you how easy and fast it is to create this!! What a perfect little gift to pass out with the card. 

 Firstly I gathered all the leftover centres from the Splendour die .

Hello card by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations.

Next it was time to actually create the flowers from the centres. I used a green thread , as this will later blend in with the leaves that will close of all the flowers. I made sure that the thread was long enough to use through the entire project. 

As you can see from below, I folded the the flower in half, and then pinched in the outer edges and pinched them in towards the centre. I then sewed right through the centre as many times as I could until the flower shape stayed in place. Then without cutting the thread I shaped the next flower and started to also sew that together. In the end I had three flowers all strung together using the same length of thread. 

Hello card by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations.

Then using some of the Couture Creations 2 way glue pen I dabbed the glue till it was runny on the felt flowers and quickly wrapped the pen inside of the felt flowers. I then pulled the thread tight and quickly sewed together the last flowers. This has to be done fast while the glue is still white, as this is the state it need to be in for it to act like a permanent adhesive. 

Once that was dry I cut a simple green strip of green felt, fringed the felt and then sewed to to the base of the flowers to cover up all my sewing. 

Hello card by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations.

And there you have it.. It was so fast and easy to create and I am sure that that the same could be made from paper. 
I then used the actual felt doily pieces to create the ruffled card. I ran strips of thick double sided adhesive tape to the card and created the ruffle as I went. 

Hello card by Bernii Miller for Couture Creations.

Thanks so much for Couture Creations for having me as their guest designer this month and I am so excited to see what new and exciting dies that have in store just around the corner. I know for me personally I am super exited as I totally have a metal die addiction!! 

Till next time 

Much love
Bernii xx

Couture Creations Products Used


Friday, 21 November 2014

Treasure the Time Love the Moments by Jo Piccirilli


Hello paper people!  I have had the most fantastic time playing with these new Vintage Rose Garden papers.  They are just divine and teamed with some pretty dies just makes creating a breeze.

Here is my layout

I have stamped my background and then fussy cut from the papers as my main embellishing. By cutting some foliage from the Vintage Branch die (another new release) and placing under the fussy cut flowers my page didn't really need much else.  The tag at the top was cut from the new Sweet Accents nesting dies.  Sitting under the clock (which was cut using another new die Cuckoo Clock) I have used a die from the Christmas release.  This is the Christmas Border die.  I LOVE this die as its so versatile not just for Christmas!.  I kept my title simple by cutting from the papers again.

Here is a bit of a close up of some of the details.

Couture Creations products used

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