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Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Gift Bag by Guest Designer Bridget Louw

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August has sped by at such a pace. I cannot believe its time for my last Guest DT post for Couture Creations for the month.

I have made a very quick and easy Gift Bag for you to whip up at home when you need a quick gift solution in a hurry. The best part about this project is it requires no cutting, just a sheet of paper and a scoring tool or scoreboard. 

I had a trip to Melbourne and have had to photograph the steps for the project in my craft room at night so huge apologies for the poor colour quality.

We start off with a piece of patterned paper measuring 8.5"x11".

Score as follows" On the 11" side: 3/4", 4 1/2", 6 1/2" and 10 1/4"
On the 8.5" side score at 2" and at 6 1/2"

There are 4 diagonal score lines required too and these are marked on the diagram below.

Fold all four diagonal lines to the inside and glue down the flat pieces with double sided tape.

Next up we need to start decorating the gift bag. I cut out one ULT157545 Ultimate Crafts Background Gallery Collection Floral Lattice die and cut it in half.

 I then cut out 2 pieces of patterned paper at 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" and adhered the Lattice die cut to it. This will form the edge of my gift bag.

Attach it to the top edges of the gift bag.

We will then punch two holes on both sides of the gift bag and attach the ribbon for the handles with a brad.

The last step is to decorate the front of your gift bag as you wish.
These gift bags take very little time & effort to assemble and make such wonderful gifts for all occasions. I hope you will try to make one. 

Once again, I apologize for the poor colour quality of these pictures.

 Here is a list of the wonderful Couture Creations & Ultimate Crafts products that I used.


Thank you so much for looking & happy crafting


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Papercraft Trail | September 10th

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are hosting their Papercraft Trail 
Saturday 10th September 

Join our fabulous team
for a day of demonstrations, new product release and loads of fun

grab your friends and join the trail for some Creative fun

Monday, 29 August 2016

Celebrate Christmas by Kerrie Gurney

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Hi everyone Kerrie here
I am back with another post created for the Artdeco Creations Brands Blog 
this time featuring the NEW Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Christmas 2016 Collection along with my favourite Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste & Pigments

I love this collection, so classic and it can also be used for non Christmas creating

Here is a quick tutorial on how you can recreate this layout.

Using a small amount of Embossing Paste, smooth it over the stencil using a lift off tool as these work a treat, or you can use a palette knife.

You want a nice coverage

lift off the stencil

and while the embossing paste is still wet, sprinkle with some crystal glitter
set aside to dry.
What I love most about the Anna Griffin Embossing Paste is that it dries so quickly, by the time I finish die cutting and cutting and distressing my papers it will be dry 

Die cut 2 of the Holly Flourish Corner die from Be Merry patterned paper

then cut one of the diecuts into 3 sections and leave the other one whole

Spray some water onto your Craft Mat and sprinkle in some  Silver Pigment powder, mix with a paintbrush and use this to add some splatters to your base cardstock

 Layer everything onto your base and finish off with some Diecut Ephemera, Silver Stamens and Pearls

Products Used
CO724911 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic 12x12 Paper Pad
CO724948 Couture Creations Be Merry  Decorative Die, Holly Flourished Corner
CO724913 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Diecut Ephemera Pack
CO724918 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Bouquets, Silver Stamens
CO7249935 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Stencil, Holly Flourishes
CO724917 Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Glitter
CO724919 Couture Creations Be merry & Classic, Pearls
CO724870 Couture Creation Anna Griffin, Embossing Paste, White
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin, Pigments
ULT200087 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock, Ivory

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Friday, 26 August 2016

Be Merry Christmas Giveaway

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Hi Everyone 
we have decided to host an awesome giveaway.


To enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment right here on this post with a link to a project you have created using our 


When you post a link on our Giveaway Blog Post you will go into the draw to share in $300 worth of products from our yet to be released 
Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Collection
you can enter as many times as you like as each project link counts as one entry
you must create a blog post for each project to count as separate entries and don't forget to pop our name in your title.

We will choose one winner from each of the following categories 
Off the Page 
We cannot wait to see what you all create.

Store Owners make sure you let your customers know about our Giveaway 


You have until midnight 18th September 2016 AEST to leave a comment with a link to your Be Merry Project, don't forget to share with your friends
Projects must be created using 90% Couture Creations Be Merry and Bright or Be Merry and Classic products

*please note this photo of our Ooh La La products is just to show you some of the Ooh La La Collection 
Your prize pack will vary from photo and will be chosen by us. 
You cannot choose which products you receive 

** Our giveaway is open to everyone everywhere but if you leave outside Australia you may have to pay your country tax on your prize parcel. This differs with each Country, please refer to your Country tax laws to see if this affects you.

Artdeco Creations  WILL NOT pay any Country taxes incurred

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Sea Breeze Beach Hut - by Adriana Bolzon

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Hello there everyone, Adriana here today and I am sharing another project created with Couture Creations paper and products especially with the new release papers
SEA BREEZE designed by Denise Boddey. I really think this paper collection is so perfect for all types of projects.

 Today I have created a display piece - or beyond the page project.
I created a fun beach hut with the lovely embellishments from the
SEA BREEZE  collection.

Using the SEA BREEZE papers and Ephemera pack for decorating my beach hut. Adding many shells, coloured muslim and some white netting.

SEA BREEZE Diecut Ephemera pack C0724681
SEA BREEZE Paper pad C0724651
White Netting C0724733

To create this little Sea Breeze Beach Hut I used a small square wooden Box available from Artdeco Creations, some wooden popsticks, hot glue gun, white gesso, inks and paints.

Using the back of the box for the front of the beach hut, I glued rows of popsticks with the hot glue gun and then made a roof with the popsticks and attached it to the top of the box.

Once all the popstick are glued on the to the box, I then painted a white gesso all over the popsticks and
then added blue & rustic paints and inks.
Layering on the roof with colour muslim,shells, pearls and touch of glitter glue.

I created a banner with the Sea Breeze Papers and added a ephemera tag to the front of beach hut.

Here is another one I created for CHA - using the 
SEA BREEZE  Die cut Lighthouse & Banner C0724686 & some coloured
cardstock for decoration.

Couture Creations Website
Sea Breeze products
view all products HERE

Couture Creations - SEA BREEZE  products

Sea Breeze die "Lighthouse & Banner" C0724686
Sea Breeze Paper pad C0724651

White Netting C0724733

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Thanks for looking, until next time, cheers XXX

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Strong Enough to Survive by Anita Enright

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Hi fellow crafty friends! Anita here again this time to share very special card with you.
I was asked to make a 'card' for one of my work colleagues who was going into to hospital.  She had just been diagnosed with bowel cancer and a fellow Facebook friend posted a quote on her timeline that she loved and said it resonated with her .  She asked me if I could 'make her a card' using the quote so she could put it on her bedside table whilst she was in hospital.
I don't think she expected getting this. 

To create the card base I cut a 12x12" piece of Ultimate Crafts Snow White cardstock at 7".
Next I scored the cardstock at 3", 4 1/2", 7 1/2" and 9" and then folded along the score lines.  The large panels will measure 3" in size and the smaller folder 1 1/2" in size.
I then added the Floral Fancy patterned paper to the cardstock base and inked the edges in a matching green ink.

 I cut two of the Tassels die from the Magnolia Lane collection in Cypress Pine Ultimate Crafts cardstock, one a mirror image of the other, attach them to the two outside panels of the card.
I then took two of the magnolia flowers die cuts from the ephemera set and attached the over the top of the tassels.

To the underside corners of the quote, behind the green and pink cardstock, I added Magnolia Corners dies in Snow White cardstock.
I printed the quote on to some white 250gsm paper and then double mounted it on to some Cyrpress Pine and Carnation cardstock then attached it to the middle front panel of the card.
To the underside corners of the quote, behind the green cardstock, I added Magnolia Corners dies in Snow White cardstock.

I deconstructed two of the Cottage Pollen flowers to only use the center two layers of petals.  I then added some of the Flamenco pink coloured Liquid Drops 3D Pearls to slightly colour the white flowers.  These were added to the top corners of the two back panels with a couple of other flowers from my personal stash. To the corners of the quote I added some of the Pink Blush pearls in the corner of the quote.
You will see I have used some butterflies over the card.  Unfortunately I had run out of the ones from the ephemera pack so I ended up fussy cutting the ones from the packaging of other embellishments from the collection.  If you didn't know I had done it you would never have known.

I felt very privileged to have been asked to make this for her, and truly hope that she likes it. Hopefully by reading the quote every day it will help give her the strength and the positivity to get through the trying times she has ahead in beating this horrible disease.


Products Used

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