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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Day 2 Couture Creations | Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop

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Welcome to Day 2 of the

Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!  

We’re so excited to team up with Imaginarium Designs  sharing inspiring projects created with both our products with you this week. What could be more perfect than our Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs  gorgeous Chipboard designs.
Each day this week we will feature our Design Team projects and over on the Imaginarium Designs Blog they will also feature  their Design Team projects all created using Couture Creations and
Imaginarium Designs products. So loads of inspiring projects for you to help get your creative juices flowing.
We will link to the tutorials on each Design Team members blogs, please show all our designers some love and leave a comment on their blog.
 
We’ll be giving away Two $100  prize packages filled with Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs goodness at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs Monday 4th August 2014 to see if you’re one of the lucky winners!
 
Here are the different ways you can play along with us –

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Hop over to the Imaginarium Designs Blog and see what their Design Team has created using their Chipboard and our Couture Creations products! They also have a  giveaway, so what are you waiting for – hop over!  oh and don't forget to follow our Design Team Blogs
 
Here are today's Designers,
click on their names for a link to their personal blogs for their tutorials
 
 

 
 
 



 
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Pop over to Imaginarium Designs Blog to see what
 
Don't forget to share the love
 
 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Day 1 Couture Creations | Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop

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Welcome to Day 1 of the

Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs Blog Hop!  

We’re so excited to team up with Imaginarium Designs  sharing inspiring projects created with both our products with you this week. What could be more perfect than our Embossing Folders and Dies and Imaginarium Designs  gorgeous Chipboard designs.
Each day this week we will feature our Design Team projects and over on the Imaginarium Designs Blog they will also feature  their Design Team projects all created using Couture Creations and
Imaginarium Designs products. So loads of inspiring projects for you to help get your creative juices flowing.
We will link to the tutorials on each Design Team members blogs, please show all our designers some love and leave a comment on their blog.
 
We’ll be giving away Two $100  prize packages filled with Couture Creations & Imaginarium Designs goodness at the end of the week, so be sure to play along and check back on both Imaginarium Designs and Couture Creations blogs Monday 4th August 2014 to see if you’re one of  the lucky winners!
 
Here are the different ways you can play along with us –

Like Couture Creations on Facebook 
Share this blog post on your Facebook wall and tell us you did on our
Facebook page
 Follow our
Couture Creations Blog 
 Leave a comment here on our blog and on our Facebook page
 Follow Couture Creations on
Pinterest
Follow Couture Creations on Instagram
 
Hop over to the Imaginarium Designs Blog and see what their Design Team has created using their Chipboard and our Couture Creations products! They also have a  giveaway, so what are you waiting for – hop over!  oh and don't forget to follow our Design Team Blogs
 
Here are today's Designers,
click on their names for a link to their personal blogs for their tutorials
 
 
 
 
 


 
http://imaginariumdesigns.blogspot.com.au/

Pop over to Imaginarium Designs Blog to see what
 
Don't forget to share the love
 
 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue 4

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Is available NOW
 
ask for it at your local papercrafting store or view it online
 
 
 
Visit these links for up close and more in depth tutorials on some of the projects featured in the magazine
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Secret Garden Altered Book by Tracey Cooley

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Hi Everyone
 
  It is my great pleasure to have one of my projects featured on the cover of Issue 4 of Couture Creations Creative Inspirations Magazine.




You can see it is a large project and so we at Couture Creations thought a blog post would be best to give you all the step by steps for it.
You can grab a copy of Creative Inspirations Magazine from your Local Couture Creations Stockist which you can find here, or you can view it online along with previous issues here.
 

 
For the base of this project I used an old book that I had lying around the house that I had read once and not really enjoyed. So what better to do with a book that you did not really enjoy, but repurpose it!
1. I started by painting the outside cover and also the edges of the inside cover.
 
 
2. Using texture paste mixed with your choice of colour and Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour Crystalina add some texture to both outside covers of your book and let dry
3. Cut a window from matching cardstock using the Couture Creations The Metricon Light Box Frame and adhere with Couture Creations Foam Dots leaving the inside of the frame adhered flat against the book
4. Cut from white cardstock a Couture Creations The Metricon Gate to Eden die. Cut the ornate top of the gate off to form a fence and age with inks, tear of one corner of the die cut and adhere to book cover below Light Box Frame
5. Cut 2 Couture Creations The Metricon Roses from green cardstock and then cut the actual flowers from the die in a matching colour. **do not flatten out the die cut after removing it from the die use its curves to give a 3D effect. Adhere the coloured flowers over the green die cut to form a two tone die cut. adhere your new Roses vine to the front of your book where desired.
6. Cut a few Couture Creations The Metricon Swirl Die Cuts and add to the front to frame the design.
7. add a couple of butterflies including one cut from book paper using the Couture Creation Van Roe Beautiful Butterfly Die.
 
 
 
8. repeat steps 3 - 7 for back cover but use a Couture Creations The Metricon Picture Frame instead of the Light Box Frame and add a title to the middle.
 
 
 
9. Cover the spine with a die cut from matching cardstock using the Metricon Art Deco Border. ** you may have to join it if your book is tall.
10. add some more of your Roses vines by repeating step 5 and adhere them up the spine of your book.
11. add Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour Crystalina to all flowers on the Roses vines and let dry.
 12. leaving a few pages in the middle of your book, adhered all the pages together by flicking through the pages whilst spraying a good spray adhesive into them...leaving a few pages on each side and the middle of the book open and free of adhesive. adhere first and last pages to inside covers.. colour edge of pages with ink  
13. Cut 2 pieces of acetate slightly thinner that your book pages but much taller and adhere to your bottom book page on each side.
 
(done in cardstock for better imaging)
 
14. cut another piece of acetate approx. 3 inches wide and fold as above and insert into the pages at the bottom of your book. this will help keep your book open.
 
 
 
15. Cut a die cut from matching cardstock using the Couture Creations The Treasures Ornamental Lace Die Art Deco Lace Frame.
16. Cut another piece of acetate the same height as your die cut but slightly wider.. adhere lace frame to acetate and bend the overlap on each side back. adhere this inline with the top of your book so that it fits across the front of the open book.
17. repeat this process of acetate and die cut with the Gate to Eden Die. ** to make your gate wider add some fence either side by cutting the ornate top off another gate die cut.
18. Pearce holes in the acetate either side of the middle of the gate and thread some small chain through and add a small lock charm for effect...adhere gate to the front of the open book so that there is a gap between the lace frame and gate
18. Make some more two tone Roses to add amongst the lace frame and gate as desired, placing a large butterfly behind the lace frame to form the start of your butterfly kaleidoscope.
19. add die cuts from the  
Metricon Swirl amongst the Roses for added foliage, along with some butterflies in varying sizes
20. fold back a couple of page corners adhering with Couture Creations Glue spots and add a Metricon swirl to finish off. Add some sparkle by adding Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour Crystalina to the flowers and the odd Swirl.
 
 
21. Using random butterflies and in addition to the Couture Creations Van Roe Beautiful Butterfly create a Kaleidoscope of butterflies escaping from the inside of your book on the acetate protruding from the top of your book. Adhere the exact same butterfly in the same spot on each side of the acetate, this will hide the adhesive.
 
I hope that you like this project as much as I do and if you do try it please post it on the Couture Creations Facebook page as I would dearly love to see it.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Product Show Case | 2014 Christmas Die and Embossing Folder Collections

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We hope you all enjoyed our Christmas in July projects and the sneak peek at our 2014 Christmas Collections
 
All of our 2014 Christmas Collections are available for pre order now and will start shipping in September.
 
here is a look at all our 2014 Christmas Collections
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available for Pre Order now from your local papercrafting store 
 If your are a store wanting to stock Couture Creations products contact the Distributor in your country
 
 

Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas 12.25 by Jowlina Nolte

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Christmas In July Day 12
Hi, Jowilna here with another post for Couture creations featuring their wonderful dies. Today we are celebrating the final day in our Christmas in July series of posts. Hope you have enjoyed the amazing projects the girls have done so far. Today I am sharing this quick layout I made using some of the fabulous Christmas dies that will be available soon at a store near you. I worked on a patterned paper background (and if you know me you might want to sit down for this moment - yes it's not white) and then added some simple coloured die cuts to add to the design of my layout.
 

I used the beautiful Birds and Branch  die and then  coloured them using dye ink and water. Once they were dry i inked the edges using a brown to add to the distressed worn look of my layout.
 

I also layered a second branch on top of the first for more texture
 

Next I used the Christmas Banners die and cut them using white cardstock followed by a colour treatment of blue ink and gold glitter.
 

I first coloured the banner and left it to dry really well. You can use your heat gun at this point to make double sure. TIP - any wet ink will also make the glitter stick to it in the next steps.
 

Use a glue pen and write on the cut wording part of the die. You want to make sure that this part stays in the cut out banner and not fall out.
TIP I use a strip of double sided tape to hold them in place at the back
 

Sprinkle glitter on top of the glue pen and then shake off the excess glitter back into the container. Wait for the glue pen to dry totally and then use on your layout
 

I also added some star elements to my layout. I used the Christmas star die and cut it using patterned paper. I then separated the inside stars and only used what I wanted from it. I inked the edges and then added some decorative gold sewing to the top
 

TIP Remember to keep all the other parts once you have cut your elements - it's amazing what you can do with the scraps
 

Enjoy your festive preparations with these wonderful dies from Couture Creations

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wishing you a wonderfully creative festive week

 

 

 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

December Daily Album by Mel Connell

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Christmas in July Day 11

Merry Christmas in July Everyone! xxxx

Don't you just love Christmas? I do I love it all. All the corney decorations, the cookie making, the tree trimming, the wrapping presents and making special things. 

I though I would get a jump on Christmas this year and get my December Daily album ready to rock. I have used a bunch of the completely gorgeous Couture Creations Christmas dies that are soon to be released. They are just so yummy I am lost for words. Wait till you see them all. I've used some Couture creations patterned paper and also I have used some delish chipboard from our good friends over at Imaginarium Designs. We are doing a Blog hop with them in a few weeks to be sure to keep your eyes open for the collision of awesomeness that will be Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs

So lets get started. I chose one of the many small ring binder albums on the market at the moment. Cover the entire front and back with some red polka dot paper from the Sew Jo Paper pad by Couture Creations.


Die cut your self a Doily in white paper, add some shimmer to this with some rub or sprays. Cut your self one Bubble Tree. I cut it in white also and then spritzed it with green glimmer mist. Set this aside to dry for a while. 


Last of all you need one of the new Merry Christmas die cuts. Isn't this die just amazing. This is going to be a favourite of mine for a very very long time I think. 

Choose some embellishments to compliment what you already have happening and arrange to suit on the front of your album. I have used the Couture Creations Pearls to add centres to my flowers. 



Layer everything up and tuck in a few of your favourite chipboard pieces from Imaginarium Designs just to finish everything off. 

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Thanks for stopping by Again. xxx





 
 

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