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Friday, 29 November 2013

Christmas Tree Ornament by Dana Tatar

Hi Couture Creations fans! Dana here today sharing a Christmas ornament that I created with pieces of embossed chipboard. This project started out as a mini album kit. Instead of using the triangular tree portions as pages, I glued them all together to create a fun and colorful ornament for the tree!

I embossed each section of the tree with the Wild Holly Embossing Folder. I painted the front and back of each piece with a light coat of gesso and then a colorful Gelato. I highlighted the embossing with Silver Inka-Gold. I dipped the edges of each colorful tree segment in white acrylic paint for a frosty feel. Once the paint was dry, I glued the sections together to form the tree. No Christmas tree is complete without bling, so I embellished the tree with Moonlight Self-Adhesive Pearls and Silver Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue.

I created a photo frame for the back of the ornament with the Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesting Dies.

I finished embellishing the back of the ornament with a stamped sentiment and Moonlight Self-Adhesive Pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723593 Wrapped In Joy Collection - Wild Holly Embossing Folder
CO723045 Scalloped Oval Nesting Dies
CO723044 Oval Nesting Dies
CO721998 Moonlight Self-Adhesive Pearls
CO721970 Silver Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Scalloped Paper Christmas Tree by Kerrie Gurney

Hi it's Kerrie,  with Christmas fast approaching I am in full decorating mode. I just love creating special little d├ęcor items for our home and also to give to friends.

I made lots of these paper trees last year and this year a friend asked me to create one for her so I thought I would add a twist to my plain trees by using Couture Creations Scallop Square Nesting Dies to give this tree a cute edge.

this tree is super easy to create,
Die cut 12 of each of the 5 smaller sizes of the Scallop Square nesting dies from old book paper. I die cut 6 sheets at a time, the paper is thin enough to cut through 6 sheets at a time. 

cut a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than the largest die cut square and glue one sheet of die cut book paper, this will be the base of the tree

you will need a skewer and a peat pot or some type of pot for your base, push the cardboard base onto the skewer and then hot glue the base to the pot

now starting with the biggest size start layering on the book paper squares
when layering them leave a gap and alternate to give the tree character

finish off by adding a poinsettia as a tree topper, die cut 2 small petals and on large and hold together with a small brad

smoosh a bit of red Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to the petals and pinch them to add life to the poinsettia
Embellish the base of the pot with some book paper and a poinsettia
TIP : you could add Crystal Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to the edge of each layer to add some sparkle, or spray the whole tree with adhesive spray and sprinkle with glitter.
Couture Creations Products Used
Happy Christmas Creating

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Gilded Joy Christmas Card by Cathi O'Neill

Cathi here with another gilded quick and simple card using a product that I have only recently discovered, but that can make your cards look rich and luxurious: Gilding Flakes! These multi colored flakes of gilding metals give an amazing sheen to anything they are used on. You can use glue and stamps to make stamped images colored in the metals or you can do what I did and use an adhesive sheet to make an entire metallic background.

Here I am holding onto a 5" x 5" square adhesive sheet, piling the gorgeous gilding flakes onto the surface. 

Use your fingers to smooth in the flakes onto the entire sheet and then you can use a stamp scrubber foam to get rid of any excess and buff it to a gorgeous sheen.

Next I took the gorgeous Wrapped In Joy: Poinsettia Lullaby embossing folder and embossed the gorgeous pattern into my gilding flake sheet.

I added a simple sentiment using the center die from the Fleur-de-Frame Nesting Die. I used the die as a stencil as well and inked through it with Walnut Ink Distress Stain and my Sponge Dauber.

I've added some subtle gesso highlights to help the embossed patterns stand out, stamped a sentiment on my label added a golden bow.

Another quick and simple card with an amazing luxurious look!!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you will share any work you do with these gorgeous dies and folders on our Facebook page!!

Couture Creations products used:

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Miracle by Patti Hamil

Today I wanted to share a layout of our Granddaughter right after she was born! She is almost five months old now, time is passing too fast! I wanted a soft look so I kept the colors neutral with pink and a little bit of green.

Here are some close-ups of the details. I used the Poetry folder from the Elegance collection on a soft pink cardstock and then inked over it with white. It just suits the sweet photo!

I made the blooms from the Daisy Nesting Die! I used some chalk ink, Glitzin Glamour and Pearls!!!

Start by snipping into every second petal as shown below:

 Trim each side of the double petals to look like the one below, ink across each section and in the center.

Add a pearl and Glitzin Glamour around it to finish off the bloom! 

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Monday, 25 November 2013

Candy Bottle by Pam Bray

Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is Thursday....but it is never to late to make a party favor or two....so today I would like to share with you the Candy Bottle I made to place at each guest place  setting.

I started with a small bottle and filled it with candy
Taking some pretty pattern paper that I used a decorative die on I placed Double Sided Tape on each piece and set them to one side
 I ran a piece of Core'dinations paper through my embossing machine using the
Endless Embossing Folder
 sanding it off lightly with my Sanding Block

I added the borders that I previously prepared to the embossed piece. 
Placing a piece o the 18mm x 50mm Double Sided Tape at the end and a few pieces on the back side of the embossed band
This will help secure it to the bottle and make a nice finished closure to the border band when you place it around the bottle

Cut one of the Scallop Circles from pretty pattern paper and place on the lid o the bottle with your Double Sided Tape
Embossing a few of the leaves using the Endless Embossing Folder, sand them with your Sanding Block and fussy cutting each leaf out, setting them to one side to use on your Candy Bottle lid
Cut out several of the Sunflower from the Sunflower Nesting Die, spray with water, wad them up and allow them to dry completely
Add the leaves that you had set to one side to the top of the bottle, glue your Sunflower pieces that you have straighten up a bit to the top of the lid, make sure to keep them scrunched up....add a bronze gemstone to the center. 
Wrap the brim of the lid with some pretty ribbon, add a few tags or even your guest name to the bottle and place at each of your table setting or give away after the days event.
I hope you have a fabulous and joyous Thanksgiving.
Hugs Pammejo

 Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723212 Sunflower Nesting Dies
CO723041 Scallop Circle Nesting Dies
CO723047 Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies
CO723294 Endless Embossing Folder-All Occasion Collection
CO721965 Double Sided Tape
CO721983 Double Sided Tape
Sanding Block
Premier Cutting Mat
Precision Trimmer
Handheld Essentials
Precision Scissors
Bronze Gemstones

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