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Friday, 21 July 2017

Let Every Day NOT Be A Christmas Layout by Julie Schinkel


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Hi everyone! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing a layout I created using the Let Everyday Be Christmas collection from Couture Creations. This is a simple layout to show how you can use the beautiful ephemera and dies to create a non Christmas layout.


For this layout base, I've taken a piece of Ultimate Crafts Ivory Cardstock, worked out placement for my photo and embellishments, then lightly traced around them in pencil. This would be my guide for mixed media placement. Next, I've taken a stencil and lightly added some of the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Embossing Paste onto the page, following the penciled outline. This will create a "frame" around my photo and embellishments. I've then sprinkled some Couture Creations Chunky Gold Crystals Embossing Powder over the embossing paste and allowed to air dry before using the heat gun to set. I wasn't worried about being too careful with the stenciling as I wanted to create a random, distressed look. This is the result



Next, following the embossed patten, I've randomly stamped around the page page. I've mostly used the "Postcard" stamp from the Ultimate Crafts Magnolia Lane "Magnolia Lace" Stamp Set as it's perfect for this technique. All stamping has been done using black archival ink.


I then took a die cut of the Let Everyday Be Christmas Christmas Baroque Background Die in ivory cardstock and an Ultimate Crafts Ooh La La Collection Heart Doily. I cut one third from the bottom left of the die cut and onr third from the right of the doily. Both pieces were also edged with gold ink to tie in with the ephemera pieces. These will form the mat for your photograph and adhered onto the layout as shown below.


Next, I took two large pieces from the Let Everyday Be Christmas Ephemera Pack and inked around the edges with gold ink. I adhered these two pieces in an "L" shape using foam tape to form the main embellishment feature on the layout. My apologies, I thought I had taken a photo of them placed on the layout but didn't. You'll be able to see the placement in the full layout photo.


I've then taken one of the Couture Creations Camden Beaded Cottage Flowers and lightly added some Couture Creations Glitzen Glamour in Aztec Gold. I did this by squeezing some product onto my finger and lightly dabbing the flower. I've done the same with the other flowers on the layout which are the Couture Creations Camden Cottage Roses and the Couture Creations Tie Dyed & Jewelled Flowers. I've adhered the flowers using both Couture Creations Craft Glue Spots and 3D Glue Spots.


I have used an alcohol marker to colour the stone and add some colour and dimension to the jewelled flower. I decided to add some more diecuts so I've used both the Let Everyday Be Christmas Winter Corner Mini Die and the Let Everyday Be Christmas Stained Glass Mini Die, cut from ivory cardstock and inked with gold ink. The corner die cut was placed on the bottom right under the floral embellishments. Some gold stems from the Couture Creations Be Merry & Classic Gold & Silver Bouquets were added to both flower clusters to add a pop of gold and also tie all of the gold in together.


The stained glass die was cut in half and placed on the layout as show in the photos below.



I can't do a project without bling so I've randomly added some Couture Creations 2mm Gemstones in Champagne and Couture Creations 3mm Pearls in Glamorous Gold. To finish, I added some bits of trims from my stash to complete the layout.






Other Products:
Gold Ink
Archival Ink
Stencil
Yellow/Gold alcohol marker
Background/Texture stamps
Trims from stash



Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
Until next time.
Happy Crafting!





Thursday, 20 July 2017

#TBT - It's a Beautiful Life by Couture Creations


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Welcome to #TBT.  This week we are showcasing the It's A Beautiful Life set of dies.
Do you have party invites to make, a special birthday or wedding card to make or even a card to welcome a new baby?  Well this is the collection for you.  
It is a collection of 30 dies covering all occasions.










Enjoy some inspiration from our Design Team members.














These are all still available for purchase from your local papercraft store.  




Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Let's Celebrate by Jo Simons


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Hello paper people!
Jo here today to share with you a layout.  The Ritz collection is a fabulous collection for scrapping the men in our lives and this photo I had of my husband celebrating New Years Eve last year was the perfect photo to compliment this collection

I have used a couple of die on the right hand side of my photo and also an embossing folder for some texture on my page.

Here is a couple of close ups


I used both the 6 x 6 paper pad and the 12 x 12 paper pad for this layout.  Having the diecuts in the back was fantastic for embellishing my page.  The gold frames are also die cuts from the large paper pad.  I carefully cut the pictures out of the frames (save them for another project) and use the gold frames a decorative piece on my frame.  The top hat and clock is a stamps and emboss set.



Thanks so much for popping in.

Until next time


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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Christmas Card Set by Julie Schinkel


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Hi everyone! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing a set of cards that I made using the Let Everyday Be Christmas collection from Couture Creations. There are so many wonderful dies in this collection so I thought I would create a project to showcase some of them for you.


I wanted to create a coordinating set of cards so I started with six of the Couture Creations A6 Cards in Cream. I then selected papers from the Let Everyday Be Christmas A4 Paper Pad, cut them down to size and inked around the edges using gold ink. There are two coordinating papers per card.


Next, I selected various dies from the collection and began arranging them on the cards. Here is what I came up with.

Card No. 1
I used the Snowflake Doily Die and cut this out using A4 Mirror Board in Gold Matte with Lines. I also used the Hanging Greetings Decorative Die and cut with the gold matte board. I cut off the hanging part and used it on another card. That way I could use the sentiment in the centre of the snowflake popped up using foam tape. The snowflake has been embellished with Couture Creations 2mm Gemstones in Maraschino and Champagne.



Card No. 2
For this card I cut the top piece of paper down to a square and matted it onto Ultimate Crafts Ivory Cardstock. I cut the Jingle Bells Decorative Die - twice in A4 Mirror Board in Gold Matte with Lines and Ultimate Crafts Garnet Cardstock. I offset the garnet cardstock to give the appearance of a drop shadow and to make the image pop. This is where I have used the hanging half of the Hanging Greetings Decorative Die leftover from the previous card. I cut another for the bottom in the same gold matte board to add balance then added some Couture Creations 2mm Gemstones in Maraschino and trim to embellish.



Card No. 3
As for the previous card, I cut the top layer down to a square and matted with Ultimate Crafts Ivory Cardstock. This has been adhered using foam tape for some dimension. I cut the Merry Christmas Decorative Die in both A4 Mirror Board in Gold Matte with Lines and Ultimate Crafts Garnet Cardstock. I've offset the two diecuts again to give a drop shadow affect and make it pop. I also cut two Winter Corner Mini Dies from the gold matte board and placed underneath the top layer. Lastly I've added some Couture Creations 2mm Gemstones in Maraschino, trim and bling to finish.



Card No. 4
This is where things get interesting. I took the top later and cut it in half. I didn't mat this one as the diecut used forms the mat. This was done using the Elegant Band Die from Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Collection. I cut this with the A4 Mirror Board in Gold Matte with Lines then cut the diecut in half and adhered to the back of the top layer. I added my trim to the top layer before adhering the diecut mat. This whole piece was then adhered to the bottom layer using foam tape. I cut the Flourished Joy Decorative Die from gold matte board and Ultimate Crafts Garnet Cardstock and offset them before adhering. One piece of bling was added to the trim to finish.



Card No. 5
This one is pretty basic. All I have done is diecut the Bauble Wreath Decorative Die twice, again from A4 Mirror Board in Gold Matte with Lines and Ultimate Crafts Garnet Cardstock and offset. I adhered the diecut using Couture Creations 3D Glue Spots for a bit of dimension. I used these instead of foam tape as they fit perfectly behind the larger baubles. You could also use foam dots/sqaures. I then added random gemstones and bling to embellish the wreath and finish off the card.



Card No. 6
For this card I took the top layer and cut it in half then matted onto Ultimate Crafts Ivory Cardstock. I took some cream ribbon and created a bow embellishment at the bottom. Using the Latticed Panel Die from Ultimate Crafts Rambling Rose Collection, I cut it out using A4 Mirror Board in Gold Matte with Lines and adhered it to the left side of the panel. You may have to trim this slighly depending on your panel size. I the cut the Flourished Joy Decorative Die twice, in gold matte board and ivory cardstock, offset and adhered to the top panel. I've added some gemstones to both panels and also to the diecut itself to finish off embellishing the card.




Other Products:
Gold Ink
Gemstones/Bling from stash
Ribbons/Trims from stash

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Creating!





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