Welcome to Couture Creations, don't forget to find us on Facebook for exclusive projects, news, giveaways and more!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Alpha Layout by Adriana Bolzon

#couturecreationsaus   #ultimatecrafts

Hello there everyone, Adriana back here again today, sharing with you all another project for Couture Creations - Ultimate Crafts. I have created a very simple layout with two papers from the Ultimate Crafts - Magnolia Lane papers and embellishments. These gorgeous and beautiful papers and embellishments are Designed by Sue Smyth.

Here is my very simple and effect layout using only 2 papers from the Magnolia Lane collection - Timeless Garden ULT157493 & Typography ULT157496

along with the gorgeous embellishments from the Magnolia Lane collection.

Adhesive Chipboard ULT157516
Metal Trinkets ULT157500
Rosettes ULT157504
Songbird stamp ULT157511
Diecut Ephemera ULT157515

Firstly I cut all the alphas and numbers from the reverse side of the Typography paper ULT157496, then all ink the edges with a black ink pad.
Cut the strip of lace from the paper and keep this section for later on, the Butterflies are from the Diecut Ephemera pack and I added a metal trinket on top of one of the paper rosettes.

Sort them all out to create a nest of letters and numbers for your photo, trying to create as least one word the lefthand side of the page, I used the word JESS. You can make a few words with these letters, as there are a few doubles letters.

Adhere your cut out letters with glue or double sided tape, secure the lace strip on the right hand side of page, as shown below.

Place the Adhesive chipboard Birdcage as shown, I really love these chipboard pieces as they are sticky chipboard.  Very easy to use and no glue - Hooray :) 

Stamp around the bottom and top of page with ink pad and a Script and Leaves from the stamp set "Songbird" ULT157511 & Timeless Garden ULT157510

Adhere butterflies with 3D foam dots

Arrange a cluster of paper Rosettes ULT157504 around the bottom right hand corner of photo.

I double matted the photo and then mounted the whole page on black card stock, just showing a very tiny bit of a black edge, around the layout.

Very easy and pretty layout :)

I hope that you are inspired with what I created here with these gorgeous papers and products.

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

Until next time, Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments :)

Cheers Adriana XXX

Couture Creations Website
Ultimate Crafts products
view all products HERE
Magnolia Lane
Magnolia Lane paper - Timeless Garden ULT157493
Magnolia Lane paper - Typography ULT157497
Metal trinkets ULT 157500
Rosettes ULT157504
Diecut Ephemera ULT157515
Adhesive chipboard ULT157516
Songbird stamp set ULT157511
Timeless Garden stamp set ULT157510
Black Cardstock ULT2000007A4

Other products
Couture Creations Products
3D Glue Dots C0723817
Sponge Dauber C0723061

Please make sure you add your email address to get the latest newsletters.

Don't forget to join 
Couture Creations FACEBOOK

for all the latest updates from Couture Creations.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Discover by Cindy Porter

#couturecreationsaus   #ultimatecrafts

Hi everyone, Cindy here with you today to share with you another layout "discover"

 I love waterlilies and will always photograph any I come across... this one I found in Vietnam... 

I began by die-cutting a couple of the papers from the gorgeous new Magnolia Lane paper range designed by the talented Sue Smyth...

 I inked up all my pieces... including the backing page, and I cut out the clock from another piece from this beautiful range...

next up I die cut a magazine cover to use as a stencil and applied some modelling paste 

 I embossed a piece of the new Ultimate crafts cardstock using one of the new Magnolia Lane embossing folders.... I then cut out the embossed clock to use on my layout...

 I painted up some of the bulk white flowers and one of the paper Magnolias from the Magnolia Lane collection and added some Gitzin glamour to them.... and then created a cluster of flowers along with a Rosette and one of the adorable metal trinkets....

 I added some gemstones and some 2mm gemstones to give the layout a little bit of sparkle...

and I finished it off with some of the pink lace from the collection and some more 2mm gemstones...

one last pic of the completed layout...

Magnolia Lane Collection:
Tools and Accessories used:

Adhesives used: 

till next time
happy creating

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

the little things by Anita Enright

#couturecreationsaus   #ultimatecrafts

 Hi Everyone,

Hands up who loves MAGNOLIA LANE???  We all do.  It is such a beautiful collection and I have heard so many lovely comments about it.  Sue Smyth definitely has created a winner of a collection.

Today I would love to share with you a layout I created for my very 1st teaching class.  Oh my was I nervous but it ended up being a class of 50 amazing ladies who made my 1st class a very enjoyable experience.  To them I say thank you.... maybe some will see my blog post too :)

I have used a wonderful mixture of papers, dies and the beautiful flowers and embellishments from the collection.

 I do not have a full set of photos for the step by step instructions but the instructions are very detailed, and the closeup photos will help you create the finished layout.
1.     Ink your daubers up one with mid blue ink and one with pink and shade in your five flowers.   With one of flowers focus more on the blue than pink with your inks.
2.     Once your flowers are inked up take your mist/spritz and wet each of the flowers so that blue and pink ink start to soften and blend.  Squish petal together for when they dry and put aside. If you have a heat tool you can speed up the drying process by using it.
3.     Take one of the Magnolia Border papers and distress the edges.  Don’t worry if you tear the paper as it adds even more texture to your layout.
4.     Take your ‘Denim’ blue cardstock and measure in 2 1/2” from each side and make a square in the centre of the cardstock.  This will give you a 7”x7” square to use later.
5.     Lightly distress the blue frame then attach the distressed Magnolia Border paper to the blue frame.  Play with the edges of the patterned paper by rolling tearing etc. to show the blue cardstock.
6.     Spritz your layout mat with the pearlised spritz to give it a little shimmer. Set aside to dry.
7.     Cut from Timeless Garden paper reverse (use bottom section) - 9” wide x 5” long.
8.     Cut from Timeless Garden paper (use the front side with the clock face) – 8 ½” wide x 7” long.
9.     Cut from Floral Fancy (small flower side) – 3 different sizes - 9” wide x 6 ½” long, 6” wide x 1” long and 3” wide x 6” long.
10.   Cut from Magnolia Borders – cut and put aside lower portion of reverse side with the butterflies, you will fussy cut these for attaching to your layout.
11.   Cut from Magnolia Borders – 4 1/2” wide x 3 ½” long.
12.   Distress the edges of all the pieces of cut papers and ink in a matching shade of ink.
13.   Spritz with your pearls mist all pieces of paper and put to the side to dry.
14.   Cut from Poetical Labels – fussy cut the bottom left and right flowers, I left the leaves and blue background shading.  You will also need to fussy cut the large butterfly from the top frame.
15.   Mount the title card on some of the left over Magnolia Borders paper, slightly distress the edge of the mat and ink the edges in pink.
16.   From the left over 7”x7” piece of denim blue cardstock cut a piece slightly larger than your photo to use as a mat. Lightly distress the edges of the cardstock and if you like ink the edges.
17.   Add mounting tape to the reverse of your photo and mat on the denim blue photo mat. I then added more mounting tape to the reverse of the blue mat.
18.   From the strip of Magnolia Borders fussy cut out the 4 small butterflies.
19.   With your blender of water pen tab into your pink ink pad and then lightly shade the centres of each of the five butterflies.
20.   Take for four feather die cuts and ink the edges in blue.  If you choose you can add a little bit of glitter to each of the flowers (go gently if you do).
21.   Take the six pink die cut flowers and make two three layered flowers.  Depending how dimensional you want them use glue dots, tape or foam dots/squares. Scrunch the flowers a little in your fingers to give more dimension to them.
22.   We now have a base ready, so now it is  time to put all the finishing touches and embellishments to your layout - Construction time.
  • Starting with the Timeless Garden paper (reverse side), the wider but shorter piece, mount on to the back of the larger Floral Fancy slightly off centre and on a slight lean. Mount the larger Timeless Garden piece (clock face side) on top of the Floral fancy. Add the 1”x6” strip of Floral Fancy to the back of the bottom right of the Timeless Garden paper.  Add the 3”x6” Floral Fancy piece on top of the Timeless Garden to the left top side. Add the Magnolia Borders 3 ½” x 4 ½” piece over the Floral Fancy. Add your mounted photo on a slight angel.  Tuck in the title card under the mounted photo on an angle. Attach the layer of papers to the main layout mat. All my paper layers are a little haphazard which is what I liked with this many different patterned papers. It is up to you how you layer your pieces.
  • Take the two black border die cuts.  With the larger of the two tuck it under the bottom right of the photo mat and adhere in place.  The smaller of the two black border die cuts is used on an angle in the top left hand corner of the layout.  The top five tear drops should suffice but you can use more or less if you like.  
  • Attach two of the blue feathers over the top left corner.  Use foam dots/squares to the reverse of the feather to give more dimension. 
  • Take one of the black leaf die cuts and cut down to only two of the leaves and tuck this under the feathers in the top left corner. 
  • Add a foam dot/square to the reverse of the large butterfly and attach to the top of the feathers/leaves in the top left corner. 
  • Attach gauze to the bottom left side of the paper layers. Add your pink layer die cut flowers.  Add three of the magnolia flowers, using the mainly blue coloured one and two of the others.  Attach one of the fussy cut flowers and one of the leaf die cuts.  You will need to cut this down into the five individual leaves and attach under the flowers and gauze. 
  • On the bottom right layers the other two magnolia flowers, the last two blue feathers, the fussy cut flower and the last leaf.
  • Add a metal trinket to the lower right corner of the photo, poking out from under the flowers. 
  • Adhere the four small butterflies on the layout and WOOHOO you are finished.

Below are some close up photos of my finished layout.


Products Used

CO723286 Couture Creations Sponge Dauber

Thank you all so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to stalk your local scrapbooking store this gorgeous collection.  If they don't stock it ask them to get it for you... it is flying out the door everywhere.

Ciao for now
Anita E

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Adore you by Julianne McKenna-De Lumen

#couturecreationsaus   #ultimatecrafts

Hello, hello, hello! Julianne here, 
sharing a layout with you today. 
Thanks for stopping by and joining me. Today, I am showing you how to create a soft, feminine and romantic layout that I have created with Magnolia Lane. It is filled with lots of layers, flowers, stamping, and details.
Here is a quick tutorial, to help you recreate this layout.    
STEP 1: Create your layout background. The bottom piece is 12 x 12 piece of paper from Magnolia Lane. The second piece is cardstock, cut to 11.25 x 11.25. The third piece is cardstock, cut to 11 x 11. And the top piece is paper from Magnolia Lane, cut to 10.25 x 10.25, then punched with a thin  border punch. Using tape or glue, adhere all the pieces together
STEP 2: Cut out all the pieces that you would like to layer together to create your background. 
STEP 3: Emboss a pale blue piece of paper with the Magnolia Lace embossing folder. Cut around the outside edges of the design. 
STEP 4: Work out your background design, by layering all your pieces together. Then outline the corners with a pencil for placement reasons (and take a photo on your phone camera for back-up!). Remove the layered papers from the layout base.  
STEP 5: Using the Lace stamp set, stamp the tassles and postcard image designs as shown.
STEP 6: Now adhere the layered background pieces to the layout base, using the pencil corners as guides. Do not adhere right to the outer edges, as further papers and embellishments must be tucked under the edges. 
STEP 7: Add your photo to the layout.
STEP 8: Add ephemera, chipboard and die cuts to the layout. The lace border ephemera has been cut into two pieces.
STEP 9: Add fussy cut flowers, a resin photo corner, and more die cuts. I have created the "Adore" title by using the Magnolia Lane Rosey Frame die, and cutting away the outside frame. 
STEP 10: Finish with pearls and glitter. 

ULT157485 Magnolia Lane Paper Pad 12 x 12
ULT157516 Magnolia Lane Adhesive Chipboard
ULT157515 Magnolia Lane Diecut Ephemera
ULT157509 Magnolia Lane Magnolia Stamp Sets Lace 4 x 6 
ULT157508 Magnolia Lane Embellishments Paper Magnolias
ULT157501 Magnolia Lane Embellishments Resin Frames 
ULT157513 Magnolia Lane Emboss Folders Magnolia Lace 5 x 7
ULT157517 Magnolia Lane Impression Dies Rosey Frame 
Don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter.
And you can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
Cheers and happy creating, 
Jules. xxx

Monday, 8 February 2016

Timeless Memories of You by Tracey Rohweder

#couturecreationsaus   #ultimatecrafts

Hello crafty friends!  
Thanks for stopping by the Couture Creations Blog today. 
I was beyond excited to use the newest release, Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane
 Sue Smyth has designed such a gorgeous collection - you're going to find it hard not to want all of it! The colours & patterns are so pretty, and all the matching embellishments make this a must have in your stash. 
So let's get crafting! When I first looked through the papers, this blue clock & script paper kept catching my eye. So that was the perfect place to start.  My gorgeous Miss 12 isn't a real girly girl (she actually isn't that fond of pink!) so the blues matched her & her personality perfectly. 

 Starting with the 12x12 piece Timeless Garden (from the 12x12 paper pad) I've stamped the round map from the Timeless Garden 4x6 inch Stamp set multiple times in a light grey ink down the right hand side of the paper. 

Next I've mounted my photo on matching Ultimate Crafts card stock, and then added different and random sizes of patterned paper cut from the Magnolia Lane 6x6 paper pad.  I've also inked around the patterned paper edges for contrast.  


Once I was happy with the position of the patterned papers I've stuck them down using 6mm double sided tape.  I've then matted the photo and patterned papers onto another piece of the blue cardstock, and distressed around the edges with my non-stick scissors

 ** TIP ** One of my favourite adhesives are the 3D Foam Dots. So what do you do with the left over backing once you finished the packet? You use it!  It's PERFECT to use as mounting!  I just cut the size i want and use it as a mount (it's super for larger pieces).  You use it exactly as you'd use your foam dots.  Remove the backing piece from one side, place down, and the remove the other side.  And best of all you have just got more for your dollar from something you'd normally throw away. 
 After adding the mounting foam for height, I've placed a piece of 18mm doubled side tape along the bottom of the cardstock.  Along this I've pleated roughly a piece of the black lace.  To ensure that the lace is secured I've put another piece of the 18mm tape on the top which will attach the lace to the layout.
 The mounted photo with lace is then placed on the layout in the lower right hand corner. 
The Bling Flourishes with Pearls in this collection are just gorgeous! So to get as much use as possible I've cut them, and only used a portion of each flourish - use your product how you want!
 In the bottom right hand corner of the photo I've added 3 embellishments on top of some gauze (a butterfly from the Ephemera pack, a metal trinket  and a paper magnolia) attaching these with 3D Foam dots.  On each of the embellishment cluster side I've placed the bling flourishes. 
 Along the top of the photo mat I've tucked some cut aparts from a piece of the 6x6 Paper Pad, using 6mm double sided tape on the back.
 Finally I've added a Resin Frame to the top left corner of the photo. 
  And we're done.  
I adore this beautiful Magnolia Lane collection.   I can't wait to create more projects and share with you. Have a wonderful day.    
Until next time!

Be sure to check the Couture Creations Blog to be inspired 
by the amazing ladies on the Design Team. 
You can also follow Couture Creations on
FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter. 
Couture Creations Products Used
Have a crafty day! 
Tracey R

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...