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Monday, 31 March 2014

Thank You and Goodbye to our 2013 Team

We would like to take this opportunity to Thank our 2013 team that have now finished  their term with us.
Six of our ladies are returning for 2014 while Bridget, Cathie, Dana, Gloria, Pam and Patti are moving on to new teams. All 12 of our designers have all not only shared their amazing talent with you all for the last 12 months but they have become friends to us all and all 12 of our designers have made our very first design team experience such a positive one. We wish all our Bridget, Cathie, Dana, Gloria, Pam and Patti all they very best with their new teams.
We hope that you continue to follow them all on their personal blogs and look out for some guest spots throughout the year.
You can find the links to all our 2013 Design Team on our Design Team page along the top of our blog.
Tomorrow we start introducing you to our 2014 Design Team.

Thank you again ladies you have been inspiring, funny, and fabulous, desigdewe have all enjoyed "meeting" you all ...take care and stay in touch
Kerrie and all the team at Couture Creations.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Thanks by Pam Bray

My post today will be my last post as a design team member for Couture Creations, though I will have an opportunity later on in the next term to do a guest spot. 
I want to say thank you for giving me an opportunity to make lovely projects using Couture Creations products and that they were shared on the Couture Creations Blog as well as on other medias and of course my blog.
I remember my first post where I declared their genius over the slit in the center of the embossing folder and I can still say with a happy heart I still think it is a genius idea and love it.
I love the depth that the folders give each time I use them, so today I want to share the Loren Embossing Folder....

I started by first running my yellow gingham printed paper through my die cut machine using the Loren Embossing Folder.

I sanded the embossed paper lightly with my Couture Creations Sanding Block and then placed it on my card front with Double Sided Tape.

Stamping my Thanks image onto my file card before placing it to the front of my card using Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape. I added a brown twine string around the top of my file card and placed my black card stock key that I cut out of using the Key to My Heart Die from Couture Creations.

I hope you enjoyed my Thanks Card and look forward to seeing what the new team will be creating to inspire with.

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723286 Elegance Embossing Folder, Loren
CO723418 Endless Dreams Decorative Die, Key to My Heart Die
CO721985 Double Sided Tape
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721955 Precision Scissors
CO721957 Cutting Mat

Friday, 28 March 2014

Costumes for Alice In Wonderland by Cathi O'Neill

I have had a wonderful year working with my fellow DT members and the rest of the Couture Creations family. I will be sad to leave, but I know there is an amazing new team starting along with some of the wonderfully talented current team staying on, so I can't wait to see the new inspiration!

My final layout features the Sew Jo 12x12 Paper, the Harmony: Bricks in the Wall embossing folder and the great sewing themed dies Glamour Days Sewing Room and Sewing Kit.

My daughter is very excited about being Alice in her ballet school's upcoming show Alice in Wonderland next month!! She is as we speak in a 3 hour rehearsal and she is loving the extra dancing!! She wasn't loving so much being the dress form for mommy when I was helping make some costumes for the younger dancers! I managed to make 8 very basic playing card costumes to help out...a job my dress form daughter had volunteered me for lol!

I started by cutting out the Sewing Room and Sewing Kit dies in white.

I took two kraft tags and embossed them with the cool Bricks in the Wall folder. I used the Sponge Daubers to edge the tags in Walnut Stain Distress Ink adding a bit to the raised area to antique them a bit.

Next I cut out some flowers with the Sew Jo papers using the Daisy Nesting Dies. I edged these in Black Soot Distress Ink using the Sponge Daubers.

I layered the flowers and curled the edges then finished them off with a button and some twine. I used several layers of ripped edge paper layers to make this layout, adding some stitching details. I used a gorgeous dressform chipboard from Molossi and then I layered them all up, adding the white sewing room themed die cuts into my clusters. The tags hold some journaling behind the layers and also have a bit of twine adorning them.

I finished off the layout by adding my long winded title: "Making Costumes for Alice...in Wonderland!".

I enjoyed making this layout very much and I promise to share projects using Couture's wonderful products in the future on their Facebook page. Make sure you are following there to get all the talented design teams inspirations!!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Great Fubu Arch by Dana Tatar

Hi Couture Creations fans! Dana Tatar here today sharing my last post as part of the Couture Creations Design Team. I've had a fantastic time creating with this talented group of artists over the past year and I've really enjoyed sharing my work! I used the beautiful Great Fubu Embossing Folder from the NEW Marriot Collection on this arch.

If you've never created an arch, I warn you now that they are addicting! Arch cards are a fun alternative to the artist trading card. An arch can be any size or shape, but must be created on an arch-style base. I used an Arabian-style chipboard arch as the base for this piece.

I primed the arch with gesso and then added a thin layer of molding paste.

I then opened the Great Fubu Embossing Folder and, while the molding paste was still wet, pressed the back side (raised design) of the folder onto the arch. I set the arch aside to dry overnight. Note: Clean the embossing folder immediately after use with molding paste!

I misted the arch with several shades of yellow and green spray and dried it using a heat gun.

I highlighted the debossed design with black mist. I liberally sprayed the arch with black ink and then rested the arch against the upright spray bottle to encourage the excess mist to run off. Tip: Lightly spray the arch with water the help remove more of the black mist.

I dried the arch again using a heat gun and then applied gold and orange highlights to select areas.

I used dimensional paint to accent the debossed design.

I finished this arch by adding ribbon, flowers, a sentiment sticker, purple dimensional paint (not shown) and a light coat of shimmery mist (not shown).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Couture Creations Supplies:

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

You make me happy by Patti Hamil

I have one more Damask Delight page to share with you. Sadly, this is my last post with Couture Creations! I have enjoyed my time here more than I can say, and have made lasting friends! I know the new team will have just as much fun!!!

Now onto my project. I had some left over scraps of my Damask Delight paper from CHA projects and didn't want to waste them. I chose some with pink to match the picture of our Granddaughter! I started out by die cutting some circles in various sizes using circle nesting dies. I cut two for each bloom that I wanted.

I used my Couture Creations Premium Craft Scissors and distressed the edges of each one. Then I took a button and placed in the center of each smaller circle. I also used a piece of Couture Creations foam tape between the layers for dimension.

I popped a Self Adhesive Pearl in Moonlight in the center of each button. I used some smaller blooms with Self Adhesive gemstones in the center to finish them off. I inked the edges with some matching ink.

I journaled around the edge and did some "faux stitching" with my Zig markers.

This was a really simple page, but I love the result. You can get a lot of mileage from your paper if you save your scraps. I have a set of plastic stacking drawers that I keep my scraps in, it's really nice for cards and with the larger pieces you can do layouts like this!!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Couture Creations products used:

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Tailormade Card by Bridget Louw


Hi Bridget here with a simple card to make thanks to the amazing range from Couture Creations products. This time I used the gorgeous sewing themed papers.

The card measures 6” high x 6” wide.
The pieces you will need to cut are as follows”

The white base layer measures 12” x 6” scored at 6”.
The turquiose piece measures 5 7/8” x 5 7/8”
The panels measure 1 7/8” x 5 ¾”. Cut 2 out of one patterned paper and one out of another.
White square 3 ½” x 4 ½” and the patterned paper is 3 3/8” x 4 3/8”.

Stamp and colour an image of your choice. Cut it out using C0723044 Nesting Dies: Oval, add a matching coloured scalloped oval using C0723045 Nesting Dies: Scalloped Oval. 

Assemble the 3 pieces onto the turquoise square and add faux stitching with your piercing tool


I stamped a sweet sentiment onto a piece of card I had cut using C0723049 Nesting Dies: Victorian Rectangles. 

Assemble the card as per the picture, using C0721963 Foam mounting Tape & C0721984 Double Sided Tape

Couture Creations products used


I hope you like my card and will try making it with the amazing product range from Couture Creations.

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Monday, 24 March 2014

Chalkboard Ladle by Tracey Cooley

Hi Creators

I was walking around a homemaker shop a couple of weeks ago and picked a large wooden spoon for a couple of $$ and decided it needed a face lift before I hung it my kitchen. So with a little help from Couture Creations and some blackboard paint, I now have a cute little blackboard for my kitchen. I think  I am going to write one of my daughters sight words on each week so she sees it on every visit to the kitchen and it will hopefully help her remember the words.
I started by painting the spoon the desired colour and then white washing it. I then painted the ladle end with blackboard paint and let dry.
I then wrapped some hessian around the handle with some natural fibre, ribbon and bow.
I made some small roses to embellish it with. To make the roses I did the following.
From the Couture Creations Secret Treasures Retro Flower Die cut 7 of the medium flowers from Couture Creations Sew Jo Pattern Paper Pad.
Then pinch all the petals on all flowers.. bend petal upwards on all flower with the exception of one.
Bend the petals on this flower too but do it upside down.. touch each petal of this flower with glue and squeeze together to form a bud as below.
Layer the rest of the flowers alternately adhering the bud in the centre.
repeat for a second rose and pop these on your project. I have also used the Couture Creations Madeline Ornatmental Lace Dies Waterlily and cut it in half to tuck behind my roses with some gauze.
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