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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Hello my Friend by Tracey Rohweder

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Thanks for joining us at Couture Creations HQ. 

Tracey R here with you and I'm  very excited to be bringing you a DIY embellishment 
& card tutorial. Today I'm going to show you how to get more out of your clear stamps 
and add some dimension to any project.
These layered butterflies are super easy to construct, and cost next to nothing to make!  
What's not to love about that!


And they also make a gorgeous embellishment on a card or scrapbook layout,

 Let's get crafting! 
So, what supplies will you need?
Patterned paper - 1 larger piece to fit your card front and some scraps for the butterflies, double sided tape, 3D Foam Spots, 2mm gemstones, Non-stick scissors, 
tweezers, stamps and some ink. 
 Have you seen the 4x6 inch Magnolia Lane stamp sets?  There are 3 different designs, each with coordinating designs that match the collection so well.  I've used the 2 sets below, with the butterfly and script postcard (which is my single favourite stamp from this collection. 
I've stamped the butterfly in brown ink on a scrap of kraft coloured cardstock.  I've cut each image separately and  stamped the script postcard stamp on the back of each butterfly.  Using the butterfly as my template,  I've cut around the image.  I'm actually going to use the BACK with the script on it.  Pretty tricky using the butterfly as your cut line hey! 
 Using a partly used piece of 6x6 paper, I've stamped 4 butterflies on the FRONT of the script paper.  I'm going to cut these with the stamped image on the front.  I've cut a strip off the paper and turned it over and stamped on the BACK of the paper.  I'm going to use these stamps as my cut lines again and then turn them over so I have a plain butterfly shape (so the stamped image will be on the back like the kraft ones). 
So after I've fussy cut all my butterflies I have 3 piles.  Left to right - stamped image butterflies,  pattered paper butterflies and kraft script butterflies. 
  To construct the butterfly layers, I've placed a small piece of double sided tape in the middle of each layer. I've placed the patterned paper butterfly on the bottom, followed by the kraft script butterfly, finishing with the stamped image butterfly.  
In the middle of each butterfly I've added a 2mm crystal gemstone
 Shape/curl each layer to give it the butterfly some dimension.
 On the back of each butterfly I've placed a 3D foam spot
I've cut down a piece of 12x12 paper to fit my card and inked and distressed the edges before attaching with doubled sided tape. I've then added a sentiment before adding the butterflies. 

And that's the card and butterflies done. 

 

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Mother by Adrian Bolzon

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Hello there everyone , Adriana Bolzon here today and I am sharing with you all another tutorial for Couture Creations - Ultimate Crafts. The Magnolia Lane papers and embellishments are all so gorgeous and the beautiful papers and embellishments are all Designed by Sue Smyth.

Today, I have created a very vintage Mother's Day themed Layout.  I love the pink tones and touches of lavender hues in this paper collection,  I have created this special layout of my Mother-in-law. She had a milestone birthday recently, 90 years old. 



"Mother" layout 



Using the Magnolia Lane papers and embellishments to decorate my layout.


The flowers were all Ivory ones, I coloured them with sprays inks.
"Victoria Velvet and Rusty Hinge" coloured sprays.




I cut the papers from the Magnolia Lane Papers - the reverse side of Poetical Labels ULT157497, cut a length 2 inches wide and another 4 inches wide.
Inking the edges of these papers and then adhere them to a white card stock as shown below.




Taking the white lace I used some tea stained water and soak the white lace to create a very vintage lace look. I love working with Tea Dyed lace.



Adhere the lace with double sided lace as shown below.


Randomly stamp images with Rusty Hinge ink pad colour, dabbing a little Victorian Velvet ink colour the center of the layout. 



Cut 4 of the Magnolia Border Die  ULT 157527 with the lavender papers from the Magnolia lane paper collection.









Adhere the cutout borders dies in 
the centre of the two lines of lace trim.


Frame your matted photo with the Square Magnolia Frame, as shown below, Adhere the a resin embellishment on the top of frame.(as shown in photograph below)

Spray all paper flowers with selected inks and leave to dry before adhering to your page.

Create a cluster of flowers and leaves, with Magnolia Lane paper flowers and Bulk paper roses from Couture Creations. 


Using the stamp set Songbird - stamp some leaves and colour them in with watercolour pencils.
Colour the leave die cuts Rose Cutting die ULT157523 with Vintage and Green gum inks pad
Punch some extra leaves with a leave punch, adhere the leaves around the cluster of flowers.



Add some butterflies from the Magnolia Lane - Chipboard adhesive ULT157516
Add some Crystallina Glitzing glitter Glue C0721971 inside each flower.




Create a folded cluster with a postcard sampler from the Magnolia Lane Paper  "Pretty Patcher" ULT157498
Adhere some punched leaves and coloured paper roses, decorate with Pink Pearls from Couture Creations CO724635 Pretty Pink. With a piece of tea dyed lace - create a bow and adhere to the flowers.


Adhere word chipboard - Mother.







So here is the links to both Ultimate Crafts magazine and also to the Couture Creations catalogue HERE


Until next time, Thanks for looking :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

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List of materials used: Magnolia Lane Ultimate Crafts - for Couture Creations

Ultimate Crafts - Magnolia Lane
Magnolia Lane - 12 x 12 paper pad ULT157485
Stamp set - Magnolia Lace ULT157509 & ULT157510
Magnolia Lane adhesive chipboard ULT157516
Magnolia Lane paper flowers ULT157508
Decorative Die - Rosey Frame ULT157517
Decorative Die - Damask Frame ULT157531
Decorative Die - Magnolia Borders ULT157527
Decorative Die - Rose Cutting ULT157528

Other products
Couture Creations Products
3D Glue Dots C0723817
Sponge Dauber C0723061
Pearls gemstones Pretty Pink CD724635
Double side tape 
Double side foam tape
Turbo Glue Pen C0724389


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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Mini Flip Album by Jo Simons

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Hello and thanks for stopping by.
Today I have another small mini flip album to share using the Magnolia Lane paper line and some of the co-ordinating dies.

This album I have kept very simple on the inside as I really wanted those beautiful papers to be the focus.

On the outside of my cover I have used that gorgeous leaf from the Rose Cutting die and teamed it up with the paper magnolia.  The doily is the Magnolia doily and some of the bling flourishes just to finish it off.  I have used one of the quotes from the 6 x 6 paper pads and also added that pretty little butterfly cabochon.

Here is a closer look at the inside of my album


On the left hand side I have created a waterfall.  The middle of the album has a top loading pocket and also opens up which you will see in the next photo.


This middle part opens up to show two small pockets which houses a couple of tags.  The small 6 x 6 paper pad was perfect as it had the small images in. Just perfect to make tags.



The whole middle part also lifts up to show another pocket on the bottom with two photo mats.  The top page has a belly band to hold a little flip out photo mat too.


On opening the right hand side, there is another flip page for more photo space.


I did add the tassels die to embellish this small side the album as it was a little small for a photo but still had room for a bit of journaling.

Thanks so much stopping by

Until next time

Happy crafting



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Monday, 2 May 2016

Love Tag Video Tutorial by Anita Bownds

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Hi there,
Anita here sharing a tag I made using the lovely magnolia lane collection
I went for the colours that matched added purple in the mix I love how it turned out



So I have a tutorial to share with you all of how I created the tag





I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial
And here are some close ups of my tag



Product used
CO721964 Double Sided Tape 12mmx4m
CO724633 Snow White pearls 3mm


Happy creating












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