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Thursday, 31 October 2013

Product Showcase | Magnetic 12x12 Storage Sheets



Couture Creations Magnetic 12"x12" Storage Sheets come in a pack of 4 Stepped, Tabbed Sheets and are made to fit perfectly in your Couture Creations 12" x 13" Stackable Storage Container making this combination the perfect storage solution for your metal dies



 
 
 

Both the Magnetic Storage Sheets and the Stackable Storage are available Now at all Couture Creations Stockists ...to find a stockist in your country look HERE for the Distributor in your country and they will be able to advise on a stockist near you.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Good-bye from Gloria Stengel

It is with a heavy heart that I must step down from my spot on the Couture Creations DT. Health issues prevent me from keeping up with my work-load and, to be fair to the team and the company, I must step down. I want to thank Couture Creations and the amazing Kerrie (our DT coordinator) for everything these past months. I have enjoyed working all the amazing products and have loved getting to know this fantastic team! Here are a few of my favorite CC creations!

Dreamboat 3-in-1 Doilies Stamps
 
Rectangle Nesting Dies, Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies, Roses Nesting Dies, Passion Embossing Folder
 
Rectangle Nesting Dies, Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies, Ivy Doily Die, Key to My Heart Die, Large Hepburn Embossing Folder
 
Jolly Christmas Embossing Folder
 

Dreamboat 3-in-1 Party Time Dies, Stamps, Embossing Folder
 
Victorian Rectangles Nesting Dies, Endless Embossing Folder
 
 

Gloria we will miss having you on our team. We have enjoyed not only your projects but having a lot of laughs with you over the last 7 months. We wish you well and hope for a recovery very soon, the crafting world will miss having you in it.
Please don't be a stranger and maybe when you are better you can come back and do a guest spot.

Kerrie and everyone from the Couture Creations team
 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Christmas Lyrics Card by Pam Bray

Pam here today on the Couture Creations Blog sharing with you the Christmas Lyrics Embossing Folder from the Wrapped in Joy Collection and Sophia Eberjey Die.....

 
I began by first running my Christmas Lyrics and a piece of Core'dinations burgundy paper.....

 
 sanding it off lightly with my Couture Creations Sanding Block.

 
I placed a piece of dark teal distress paper to the top of a cream 5 x 6 1/2 card base. I added Couture Foam Mounting Tape to the Christmas Lyrics piece that I had attached to some pattern paper.

 
Die cut two fun Santa embellishment from your pattern paper using Couture Creations Circle Nesting Dies....

 
 and a beautiful Eberjey Die cut from an accompanying paper.

 
Wrap some teal twill ribbon and loosely tie a bow, place the Eberjey die cut to the top of the ribbon, and attach one of the cut Santa embellishments to the top of Eberjey die with Couture Creations Double Sided Tape....this will keep both pieces in place.

 
For the second embellishments place on the first with your Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape and then tie your bow so it is closer to the bottom of the Santa embellishment. Mark sure to trim you ribbon with your Precision Scissors.

 
I added Couture Creations Teal Gemstones to the top of the Eberjey die cut and one at the bottom of the distress Christmas Lyrics piece. I hope you check out the whole Wrapped in Joy Collection at Couture Creations.
Hugs Pammjeo

Couture Creations Supplies: 
CO723607 Wrapped In Joy Christmas Lyrics Embossing Folder
CO723040 Circle Nesting Circle
CO722502 Sophia Eberjey Decorative Die
CO721989 Gemstones Seaspray
CO721957 Self Healing Mat
CO723039 Precision Trimmer
CO721956 Precision Scissors
CO721984 Double Sided Tape
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO723060 Sanding Block



Monday, 28 October 2013

Joy to You by Patti Hamil

Hi, it's Patti. If you're like me you want to make your Christmas cards if possible, but probably don't have much time. I'm here to show you how you can quickly make simple but elegant looking cards in just a couple of steps with just a few supplies! 

This card is so easy that I don't have step-by-step photos because there really are none! Here is the finished card.


and a close-up.


Now, I'm going to tell you how easy it is. All you need is a sheet of ivory cardstock (or colored if you like). I used cardstock for a 5x7 card here. Next you need a sheet of specialty cardstock, the foil looking cardstock, any color, but I used gold.  You also need one embossing folder, I used Poinsetta Lullaby from the Wrapped In Joy collection. Then you just need a couple of blooms, a title and a piece of ribbon!

The embossing shows beautifully on this shiny type paper, and especially for the Holidays! But the look is really striking! Each folder in this collection will make a gorgeous card on it's own!!! I hope you try this if you're short on time like I am!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
Couture Creations Product Used

 
 

Friday, 25 October 2013

One in a Million by Tracey Cooley

My gorgeous daughter Tayla  is definitely one in a million!
She is loving, responsible, thoughtful and a hard worker. Not to mention beautiful (but I could be bias). I love this picture of her my brother took while holidaying in Kenya and hoped to do it justice with a layout that captures her spirit.

 
I have been looking for a realistic looking rose leaf for some time now and Couture Creations has the perfect leaf to go with roses. You can see on this layout the detail in the leaves and how real they look. All this thanks to the Couture Creations All Occasions Embossing Folder Jazmyne... this has quickly become my favourite emboss folder.
 
 
I simply embossed a  piece of Jet Black Core'dinations cardstock with the Couture Creations Jazmyne Emboss Folder and cut out those gorgeous leaves, moulded them with my fingers and tucked them under my flowers.
 
 
Butterflies a pretty popular on pattern paper and I love to cut their little wings out and 3D them with an alternate pattern paper underneath... On this layout I have added a bit of Couture Creations Glitz n Glamour to the pattern paper underneath. I also added it to the white Couture Creation Dazzling Doily die cuts under the photograph...
I hope you like this layout as much as I do.
 
Thanks for stopping by and Keep on Creating!
 
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Couture Creations Products
CO723225 Fantasia Doily Die Dazzling
CO723293 All Occasions Emboss Folder Jazmyne
CO721971 Glitz n Glamour Crystalina
CO721957 Self Healing mat
CO721987 Craft Knife
CO721956 Stainless Scissors
 
 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Autumn Beauty by Cathi O'Neill




It is Autumn here in Ireland, and since we don't have major changes between our seasons (never gets really hot or really cold here) we don't get those amazing trees full of bright colors! I did spot a few colorful leaves (mostly on the ground!) in a local park and brought my oldest daughter Aine along for a little photo shoot! I featured the gorgeous All Occasions Endless Embossing Folder for my layout, absolutely perfect for an Autumn layout!

For my layout I chose several shades of Autumn colors Core'dinations papers and embossed them.


Using my Couture Creations Sanding Block, I sanded the papers revealing the core, and with extra embossed paper, fussy cut some autumn leaves.


Finally, I also used the Sophia Oscar die to cut some flourishes out of cork! I love the earthy look and texture it has!


To put the layout together I first did some "splatting" with Peeled Paint Distress Stain and Walnut Stain Distress Stain. I added some subtle stamping using my Visible Image Bronte Border script stamp. To build up the layout, I layered the three embossed paper, adhering them to the layout with 18mm Double Sided Tape. To give the photo extra dimension I lifted it up with 12mm Foam Mounting Tape.


I added two Core'dinations tags, then started building up an embellishment cluster using my fussy cut leaves, some twine and the gorgeous cork flourishes!


I added some chevron and heart confetti which I primed with gesso and inked with chalk ink. I added brown stitching around the border. The final touch was the title "Autumn Beauty".


I hope you like my Autumn layout this month, and hope to see you sharing your work on the Couture Creations Facebook page!!!

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Couture Creations products used




Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Oh Christmas Tree by Kerrie Gurney

Hi all it is me Kerrie again with a super quick but different card that you can mass produce for Christmas your Christmas giving



I have used the A2 Early Morning Embossing folder from the Wrapped In Joy collection, Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, some Couture Creations Pearls and some seam binding ribbon.

 
cut a piece of Core'dinations cardstock to 8.5" x 4.5" and fold into a gate fold


Emboss Early Morning onto a piece of Core'dinations cardstock

 
Cut straight down the middle and sand to revel core colour

sand the edges of base card

place double sided tape across middle of card

 
attach ribbon to both sides of gatefold allowing enough to tie into a bow


 
add embossed sections to front of gates, add some pearls and tie a bow to close
 
 
Tip you could add a pocket to the inside of the card and pop a gift card inside.
 
 
Couture Creations Products Used
 
 
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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Peace on Earth by Patti Hamil

Hi, it's Patti. Today I want to share a technique that is easy, but beautiful. Especially for any Holiday cardmaking or scrapbooking that you want to do. I started out with one of the gorgeous Wrapped In Joy embossing folders. I chose because I wanted to color in the little holly leaves with different colors.



Here are a couple of close-ups of the finished project.



First I gathered some of the supplies, the embossing folder, my trusty tweezers, markers in colors that I wanted and some gems.


I colored in the embossed parts with several colors of  markers. I chose very light colors for this. I used pink, blue, green and burgundy.


After coloring them all in, the magic starts! I just used iridescent ink and rubbed over the entire embossed image! It lightens and adds just the right amount of shimmer!!!


 I used the Glitzin Glamour just for the little berries on this.


When  I finished, I added an embossed strip across the two sections where they joined (this is a larger card).


I thought the little bird would look perfect on this card too, so I cut it and colored with the same blue marker and used the Shimmers ink on it as well!


This is how it looked!

 

I used the fancy die for a frame for my sentiment. I embossed a small piece of Gold paper with the same folder to use behind the little frame as a backing.


I added a few matching blooms and some gems and that was it!!! A very striking look but a really simple technique to do. It's fun to play around to see what the ink looks like on the different folders with different colors!!! I hope you enjoyed seeing this and hope you play with this technique too!!!


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