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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Baby Banner By Sue Smyth


Hi all
As you know I like banners, so I was delighted when
I found out next year my nephew and his wife will be having a 
baby. Of course I have to do a baby shower banner

You can make the banner as long as you like, I have made mine
to fit the words Baby Girl.

Start by cutting out a flag banner shape either by hand or 
with a die or template. I have cut out two sizes one in white cardstock and one in 
pastel patterned paper.
I have cut out the rocking horse shape in white and pink. I have also
cut just the bottom runners in white and pink too.

Attach the patterned paper over the white cardstock with 
3 D foam tape.

Add Dimensional magic to each horse and coat with white glitter.
Do the same with the bottom runner and adhere over the top
of the alternating colour. 

I have die cut an oval and a scalloped oval in cardstock
of alternating colours for each of the horses to 
rest on. Adhere to the banners with 3 D tape.

Line up all of the banners in the order you would like them and 
adhere small chip letters.

Wrap fibres around each of the oval panels for a soft fluffy look.

Use a hole punch to add holes to both sides of the banner, I have 
added a cardstock reinforcement to each hole.

You can easily do this with a hole punch and a 1/2 inch hole punch
first punch the small holes into scrap cardstock.
Then line up the larger punch over top, centering the small hole into 
the middle, then punch.
Adhere each reinforcement over the punched
holes either side of the banner.

This adds detail and is also practical as it adds strength with
very little expense or effort..

Thread each banner onto organza ribbon or seam binding
and add a small tie of ribbon between each banner
to stop the panels from moving.

You can do this banner in any colour, and vary the dies
you use, try 

as an alternative.

Happy Crafting

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Little Man by Adriana Bolzon

Hello there everyone, Adriana here again, and
is it my turn again today at Couture Creations.
I am so lucky to be able to create and play with so many
wonderful papers and products from Couture Creations.

"Little Man" - Layout

Today I have created a layout, featuring my cute nephew.
Using some of the papers from 
Paper Pads 12'x 12' the new released
SEW JO  also available from Couture Creations.

Here are the papers from the Paper pad that I used
for my layout.

I cut two of the Metricon - "Art Deco Border"  C0723738
and placed them on the side of photograph.
I cut all the little quilted triangles for the "Sew Jo" papers.
I also cut one "Anchor" CO723521 - the Secret Treasures Dies.
I also used some Imaginarium Designs chipboard for title and
double arrow and boy reading book image. (cute)
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Cheers Adriana xx:)


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Time to Remember by Kerrie Gurney


Hi Everyone Kerrie here
I am back with another project 

I am so excited to be using the new Vintage Rose Garden patterned papers from Couture Creations, they are so soft and feminine, perfect for any occasion and printed on high quality 180gsm paper.
So perfect for this photo of my friend Glenda and I 
( I met Glenda when I was invited by Glenda to attend her scrapbooking convention in South Africa on behalf of Couture Creations back in 2012. If you ever get to South Africa you must attend one of Glenda's SA Scrapbook Conventions  you won't regret it) 

My layout is simple with lots of layers and some embossing to add some texture.

I embossed a strip of Vintage Rose Garden patterned paper using Twiggy Christmas embossing folder, I love that this folder can be used for projects other than just Christmas projects.

then lightly sand to add a bit of vintage shabbiness to the patterned paper

next I embossed a piece of Core'dinations Cardstock using Christmas Quilt Embossing Folder another fabulous design from the Christmas Collection that can be used for any occasion

sand lightly to revel the core colour

I then distressed the edges of all papers and cardstock and then to finish off the vintage look
I  inked all the edges with brown dye ink pad using a sponge dauber as they give a softer look than just using your ink pad straight onto the paper.

I  die cut a Splendour Ornamental Lace die from The Treasures collection and tucked it in behind my photo

Die cut a Simplicty Border die and cut it in half through the middle to create a lovely border, I then added some sparkle to the border using glitter glue very sparingly. 

Finish off with some flower embellishments, crochet trim, gemstones and Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Title

 Happy Creating 

Monday, 29 September 2014

Dragonfly Fearie Card by Tracey Cooley


Hi Everyone
One day, just one day I would love to stumble upon a fearie... a land of cute little fairies that are all sparkles and mischief.... its a lovely daydream isn't it. There is just something about the thought of fairies being real that fills your imagination with wonder and mischief. I think this land would be filled with all sorts of different looking fairies including one that looks like this!
To make this little Dragonfly Fairy Card I cut a piece of cardstock to the correct size for my card front and grabbed a piece of book paper.

I then covered the cardstock with the book paper

Then with an ink pad that has a hard surface I inked the top side (the label side) of my Couture Creations Ambassador Dandelion Embossing Folder.

While the ink was still wet I ran may book paper cardstock through it in my cutting machine.
once through I cleaned my emboss folder with a wet wipe.

I love the effect this has on the book paper it seems to jut soak up the ink and give such a crisp clean look. Once done I then used some of my Couture Goodness to create my Dragonfly fairy..

I used 2 of the dragonflies and cut off their little wings to make the skirt of my fairy and the of course one for the wings of the fairy and one I paced in the corner of my card. I coated them with hologram glitter before adding.

I then added a couple of little roses.

If I cannot stumble across a real fearie...
I can certainly make my own!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by have a fairy fantastic day!!

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Product Showcase | Vintage Rose Garden Paper Collection




It is with long  awaited anticipation that we share with you the newest addition to the
Couture Creations family. The Vintage Rose Garden Collection is the creative genius of Australia’s very own Denise  Boddey.
The cumulative talent and resources of Denise Boddey, Meg’s Garden and Couture Creations has resulted in a truly remarkable collection including:

A stunning range of 12x12 Vintage Rose Garden papers
printed on high quality 180gsm paper

A collection of 4up pages providing paper crafters with 4 designs on one page – perfect for cardmakers and those who are too indecisive to choose just one print.

48 page paper pads with double sided
high quality 180gsm paper  – available in both 12x12 and 6x6 sizes

 A co-ordinating range of Couture Creations  Intricutz Dies

 A range of versatile and elegant chipboard produced
by Australian owned Imaginarium Designs

All of these collections are available NOW for PRE ORDER 
from your local Couture Creations Distributor and Stockist

(links to your local distributor are on the sidebar)

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