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Saturday, 23 August 2014

School Pages by Jo Piccirilli

Hello scrapping friends!

My turn on the blog today and I have been busy going through some old school photos of my children.  So today I have 2 quick and simple layouts to share with you using some Couture goodies.  Here's my first one

I have used some bright colour papers and teamed it up with some fab dies from Couture Creations 

I don't really have a method as such when I create my pages.  I just start with laying down pieces of paper and then I go back and start and layer my other bits and pieces.  On this layout I have used my Circle Nesting Dies to create my circles and by nesting the bigger size over the smaller one I then get the outer circle too.  I teamed it up with the super new Cog border die.  This die is fantastic for those boy pages I find so hard to do!  Would look great also on a steam punk page too.

Of course I have a doily ( just because I can't do ANY page without one).  I have used one of the dies from the Cameo Set. and tucked it under my photo.  To finish my page I have used some chippie arrows from Imaginarium Designs.  This chipboard is fantastic as it allowed me to ink it and then run it through my embossing machine using the Fine Dots embossing folder.

Here's my second layout.

Again I have used some bright colours and I have also incorporated some circles into my layout using my Circle Nesting Dies.  I also used my black fineliner and quickly went around the edges just to make my papers "pop" a little more.  Yep, two doilies on this page both from the Momento collection.  The bigger one is Cappuccino and the smaller is from the Cameo set die.  I have also used another die set.  The long red strip at the bottom is also from the Momento collection.  This one is Chandeliers set.
Thanks for popping by and all your lovely comments that you leave on our Facebook page/blog.  I and I know all the other designers really appreciate your lovely words.
Until next time

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Friday, 22 August 2014

Best Wishes Card by Adriana Bolzon

Hello there everyone, Adriana here again and
is it my turn again today at Couture Creations blog.

Today I have created a simple card using  a technique with some of the wonderful
dies from Couture Creations.

Here is my step by step .......

1. Cut 2 Van Roe- Lucky Tree Die C0723727with
kraft corrugated card stock. 

2. Emboss a piece of white card stock with the 

3. Cut a stencil oval shape with the Nesting Dies - Oval  C0723044
with a piece of thin chipboard.

4. Place over your cut out oval shape over your embossed card stock, using
Sponge Daubers C0723623 and ink the inside of the
oval die cut shape.

Your finished embossed and coloured card, 
should look like this.

5. Layer all trees on top of card, apply
Glitzin glamour glitter Glue C0721981 Aztec Gold over the leaves of trees.
and leave to dry.

Stamp a phrase - and place on top of card.

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Cheers Adriana xx:)


Thursday, 21 August 2014

Poker Face by Tina Connolly

Hi everyone, Tina here with a layout I created using the Art Deco Lace Ornamental die to create a striking background effect. 

Cut seven diecuts using the Art Deco Lace die.  Lay six of the diecuts on a background of cardstock, with the pattern running the same direction.  Trim the overlapping straight edges so your page looks like the example below.  Adhere to the background.

Adhere the seventh diecut to create a pattern by offsetting it.  As you can see there are numerous patterns that can be created.

Emboss Imaginarium Designs Alphabet letters using Velvet Tea Lights embossing folder, then paint the letters with desired colour. 
I cut up Imaginarium Designs "Funny Face" to complete my title "Poker Face" which was the name of my daughters dance.  Add a few embellishments, sequins, and you are done.


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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Discover by Lauren Tomecek

Welcome back for a quick and easy travel-themed tag today. I received the Couture Creations Paris embossing folder in my design team kit and was stumped as to how to use this, given I'm not one of those people who has a real passion for Parris or the Eiffel Tower. I do however love to travel, so have kept the 'Travel * Escape' part of the design and covered up the part I didn't like. :)
Start by running your cardstock through the Paris embossing folder. I have used Core'dinations cardstock and then used the sanding block to reveal the kraft core which really highlights the image.
Adhere the cardstock to your chipboard tag and trim to fit. I like the sand the edges of the tag too, as my cutting isn't always the smoothest.
Create the rest of the background for the tag. I have just stuck down some patterned paper after inking all the edges and then layered two different washi tapes at the bottom. Ink the edges of the whole tag to give a cohesive look. I also cut two of the Discover word from The Van Roe collection.
Gather a random assortment of embellishments and adhere these to your tag. I have used both halves of a travel-themed tag, flair button, skeleton leaves, twine and some Gemstones. Lastly, adhere the two titles slightly off-centre to create a shadow effect. Now you have a travel tag, ready to display on it's own or add to you next travel themed layout or journal.
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Dad Chocolate Wrapper by Lesa Bird

Hello Lesa here, with Fathers Day around the corner, I'm sharing this quick little treat, just for Dad
with the help of Couture Creations
First emboss some silver paper, with the Ambassador Collection; WOVEN folder
Then wrap the embossed paper, around a small block of Chocolate

Cut one each of the smallest, Nesting Dies; Victorian Rectangle, fix to each other with

Useing the Intricutz Metricon Die ; Roman Set cut 2 of the larger die, and add some

have fun with this, even the kids could do this one, for Dad
Stay Safe and Enjoy You Day

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Lazy Crafter Card by Amanda Baldwin

Welcome Creators!
Amanda here, and I have a gorgeously girly, super pretty card tutorial
(& matching tag) to share with you today!

Very feminine and oh-so-pretty!

This is such a lovley but super simple, yes – dare I say it? – lazy crafter card!
Who said beautiful had to take hours?
Only 3 steps!!!
Here's how................

  1. Emboss your card front with The Marriot: Chain Wire embossing folder & then set aside.         
  2. Create your frames.
Using cardstock or paper of choice cut The Metricon Intricutz Dies Picture Frame & Tag. In a different colour, cut the next frame using a smaller Nesting Dies Rectangle & ScallopRectangle (as pictured above) 

  1. Assemble and embellish.
I used milliner’s lace netting and some sticker tabs underneath my Picture Frame to add a little more texture and interest. Glue frames into place with Mini Glue Spots, as shown above. Decorate with border tape and a cute flair button. For the finishing touch, add a few gemstones.


A really special card that takes less time to create than going to the shops to buy one!

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Thankyou for visiting! I hope you liked my 3 step -  lazy crafter - card!

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Inspire Create Imagine by Bridget Louw


Hi, Bridget here again with my second project for Couture Creations as their Guest Designer for August.

I love making cards and every now & again I like to make these large tags instead of a normal card.

Using some pretty girlie papers  and  doll stamp -  I stamped her, cut her out and coloured her hair and cheeks.

I covered a tag with patterned paper.

The next step I did was to cut a layer of spotted patterned paper and embossed it using the beautiful Large Velvet Tea Lights embossing folder from the Marriot Collection (C0723669).

I then cut out the beautiful Splendour Ornamental Lace Die from the Treasured Collection (CO723311) This is to go behind the tag and just to stick out a little bit for decorative purposes.

Mounting the embossed piece onto some plain cardstock I started assembling the tag, adding lace trim, flowers and the doll.

I added some of Couture Creations Pearls as her buttons.

The last step was to cut a paper bow (Couture Creations new Bow Die will be available in September) to decorate the top of the tag, adhere the doily cutout to the back of the tag, add some word fragments and the tag was all done.
Thanks for having a look at my project and thank you to Couture Creations for having me as a Guest Designer for August.


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