Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Lyrics Card by Pam Bray

Hi! Pam here today sharing a card that I created with the Couture Creaitons Christmas Lyrics Embossing Folder, from the NEW Wrapped in Joy Collection, and the Sophia Eberjey Die.

I began by embossing a piece of burgundy cardstock with the Christmas Lyrics Embossing Folder.

 I then lightly sanded the embossed cardstock with the Couture Creations Sanding Block.

I placed a piece of dark teal Distress cardstock on top of a cream colored card base. I added Foam Mounting Tape to the back of the embossed Christmas Lyrics cardstock and affixed that to a piece of pattern paper.

I die-cut two fun Santa embellishments from pattern paper using the Couture Creations Circle Nesting Dies.

 I used the beautiful Eberjey Die to cut a pretty flourish embellishment from a piece of patterned paper.

I wrapped some teal twill ribbon around the card and loosely tied a bow. I adhered the Eberjey die-cut and attached one of the die-cut Santa embellishments on top of the teal ribbon with Couture Creations Double Sided Tape.

Add some Couture Creations Foam Mounting Tape to the back of the second Santa die-cut and place it on top of the first Santa die-cut to create a layered embellishment. Tie the teal ribbon into a bow that it is closer to the bottom of the Santa embellishment. Trim the ribbon with Precision Scissors.

I added Couture Creations Seaspray Self-Adhesive Gemstones to the top of the Eberjey die-cut and one at the bottom of the embossed Christmas Lyrics piece of cardstock. I hope you check out the Wrapped in Joy Collection!
Hugs, Pammejo

Couture Creations Supplies: 
CO723607 Wrapped In Joy Collection Christmas Lyrics Embossing Folder
CO723040 Circle Nesting Dies
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

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Card with Vicki

Hi! Vicki Robertson here today sharing a Thanksgiving card that I created with a Couture Creations Christmas themed embossing folder.  Shows just how versatile these folders are!

I embossed a piece of copper foil specialty paper with the Couture Creations Sugarplum Ball Embossing Folder. The flourish-like swirls made me think of leaves swirling in the wind. The embossed foil is matted with white cardstock and patterned paper. The leaves are die-cut from patterned paper and inked with lots of different colors of Distress Ink.

The foil paper embosses so beautifully and the details from the embossing folder really stand out! I used a piece of burlap ribbon under the leaves for added texture.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you to try embossing folders.

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723603 Wrapped in Joy Collection - Sugarplum Ball Embossing Folder

Other Supplies: Foil Paper: Recollections; Burlap String: May Arts; Burlap Ribbon: Close To My Heart; Distress Ink: Ranger; Dress It Up Fall Collection: Fall's Promise Accents; Bow Making Tool: Craft-Dee BowZ

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gratitude Card with Dana Tatar

Hi! Dana here today sharing a card that I created with the gorgeous Couture Creations Endless Embossing Folder today. I have many things to be thankful for and this card will be going to someone special! I embossed a piece of metal for the background of my card and then added color with alcohol inks for a fun and festive finish.

Follow these steps to create a similar card:

Step One: Emboss a piece of aluminum with the Endless Embossing Folder.

Step Two: Color the embossed metal with alcohol inks. I used Tim Holtz Butterscotch, Red Pepper and Terra Cotta Alcohol Inks along with some Gold Mixatives for a bit of shine.

Step Three: Wrap a piece of ribbon around the center of the embossed and colored aluminum piece and mount onto a cardstock card base using Foam Mounting Tape.

Step Four: Cut a piece of white cardstock with a Scalloped Oval Nesting Die. Ink the edges. Stick the oval over the center of the ribbon with Double-Sided Tape.

Step Five: Attach a chipboard sentiment to the center of the Scalloped Oval die-cut with Foam Mounting Tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723294 All Occasions Collection - Endless Embossing Folder
CO723045 Premium Nesting Dies - Scalloped Oval
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721965 Double-Sided Tape

Other Supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations; Cardstock Sentiment: Teresa Collins; Ribbon: May Arts; Alcohol Ink: Ranger; Gold Mixatives: Ranger; Distress Ink: Ranger; Alcohol Ink Blending Solution: Ranger

Friday, November 22, 2013

Peachy Paper Piecing Layout with Dana Tatar

Hi! Dana Tatar here with you today sharing a layout that features the Dream Embossing Folder from the Couture Creations Fresh & Fun Collection. Every once in awhile, the scrappy planets align, and I'm able to assemble a layout where the page elements coordinate in a fantastic way. As soon as I saw the Dream Embossing Folder, I immediately knew where to find the piece of patterned paper in my stash that was almost a perfect match!

I had a lot of fun piecing together this colorful embossed design to complement my patterned paper!

I selected three colors of Core'dinations cardstock to match my patterned paper and embossed each of them with the Dream Embossing Folder.

I cut the circles, steams and leaves from the colored cardstock with my Sharp Point Scissors and glued them to a piece of white cardstock that I also embossed with the Dream Embossing Folder.

I used the Celestial Doily Die from the Fantasia Collection to cut some pretty doilies for my layout. I love that this die cuts two doilies at once! I cut the larger lace doily in half and used the pieces to frame my photo.

I used the smaller doily as a journaling spot.

For a finishing touch, I mimicked the dotted print along the stems on my patterned paper around the stems of my flower clusters with Vintage Gold Self Adhesive Gemstones.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723277 Fresh & Fun Collection - Dream 5x7 Embossing Folder
CO723220 Fantasia Collection - Celestial Doily Die
CO721990 Vintage Gold Self Adhesive Gemstones
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721956 Sharp Point Scissors
CO721957 Cutting Mat

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Autumn Card with Pam Bray

Hi! Pam here today sharing my Autumn Card created with the Exotic Embossing Folder from the Couture Creations Fine Designs Collection. I love all the beautiful swirls that show up once I used my Sanding Block to expose the core center of my paper.

I placed the burnt orange embossed paper onto a brunt orange and brown cardstock base and then layered my sentiment on top with some Foam Mounting Tape. I finished my card by adding a fun sheer bow and bird chippie around the sentiment.


Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723256 Fine Designs Collection - Exotic Embossing Folder
CO723040 Circle Nesting Dies
CO721996 Crystal Self-Adhesive Gemstones
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO721963 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721984 Double-Sided Tape
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO723039 Precision Trimmer
CO721957 Cutting Mat

Monday, November 18, 2013

Joy to You by Patti Hamil


Hi! Patti here today. If you're like me, you want to hand-make your Christmas cards, but probably don't have much time. I'm here to show you how you can quickly make simple, but elegant, looking cards in 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!

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 sentiment and a piece of ribbon!
The embossing shows beautifully on this shiny type paper, and especially for the Holidays! The look is really striking! Each folder in this collection will make a gorgeous card on its own! I hope you try this if you're short on time like I am!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723972 Wrapped In Joy Collection - Poinsettia Lullaby Embossing Folder

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Greatest Love Card with Dana

Hi! Dana here today sharing a card that I created with the gorgeous Berardi Die from the Couture Creations Sophia Collection. I started by creating my own patterned paper with a heart mast and mist. I layered two pieces of that patterned paper for my card base. I cut the heart from pink cardstock using the Berardi Die. I backed the die-cut heart with white cardstock and secured it to the card base with Foam Mounting Tape.

I created a small embellishment cluster to hold my sentiment, which was created with cardstock, the second heart die-cut from the Berardi Die and a rub-on. I finished the card with some Moonlight Self-Adhesive Gemstones.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723492 Sophia Collection - Berardi Die
CO721998 Moonlight Self-Adhesive Gemstones
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Floral Wreath Cards with Gloria

Welcome! Gloria here today sharing a pair of cards that I created using the Couture Creations Dream Boat 3-in-1 Sets today. This one is called Floral Wreath. Each set in the collection features one A2 (4.25 x 5.5 inches) embossing folder, matching cling stamps, and thin die templates.


This was such a beautiful set to work with. I ended up creating two cards - one with a masculine feel and one with a feminine feel.

I stamped the image with white ink, then heat-embossed with white embossing powder. Once the embossing was cool to the touch, I dry embossed the image with the matching embossing folder. (You can see I had a bit of trouble lining it up, but that just adds to the "charm!") I fussy cut the bottom edge of the pattern, so I could add a bit of printed paper.

I stamped the medallion image into the center, then die-cut some of the matching shapes out of paper to add to the stamped shape. The "Thanks" sentiment is also part of the set.


I used the same technique for this version, except I stamped with watermark ink and heat-embossed with Ranger Distress embossing powder for a more grungy look. Once I embossed with the folder, I sanded some of the areas to reveal the lighter core of the paper.

I die-cut some printed paper for the center. I fussy-cut the bottom part of the embossed image and slipped the music note paper behind it. (The sentiment is NOT part of this set.)

I hope you get a chance to work with these fun products!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723402 Dream Boat Collection - Floral Wreath
CO723044 Oval Nesting Dies
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO723039 Precision Trimmer
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721956 Sharp Point Scissors

Monday, November 11, 2013

Couture Creations Dream Boat Collection

The stunning Dream Boat Collection has been a long time coming, bringing stamping, die-cutting and embossing together through beautiful designs that match with one another and allow for amazing crafting combinations. Not convinced?

Take a look at some of these stunning cards created using our first 3-in-1 collection:

Butterfly Notes



Ornate Frame

Floral Wreath

Pattern Quilt

Party Time

These gorgeous cards were created by Gloria Stengel for the Couture Creations stand at CHA. 
To view more of Gloria's work visit her Blog.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sophia Die Week - Ferretti Floral Card with Patti Hamil

Hi! Patti here today sharing a simple card I created with one of the Couture Creations Sophia Premium Intricutz Dies. There are some awesome and very versatile dies in this collection! I used the Ferretti Die for this card.

I cut 3 different colors of cardstock with the Ferretti Die and attached them to the card base with  Foam Mounting Tape for dimension. I offset each colorful row of flowers just a little so that each color is visible. I used the Scallop Square Nesting Die to create the little bottom border. I used some Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue on the top layer of the die-cut blooms. I added ribbon, a title sticker and some faux stitching to finish the card.

The dies in this collection are just perfect for cards. They are versatile and can be used on layouts and other types of projects as well. Whatever you are making I'm sure you can find something in the Sophia collection that will work for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Couture Creations Supplies: 
CO723487 Sophia Collection - Ferretti Die
CO723043 Scallop Square Nesting Dies
CO721971 Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape