Friday, January 31, 2014

Friends by Pam Bray

Hi! Pam here today sharing with you a fun stitching technique using your Handheld Essentials Tool Kit and some embroidery thread. Using the paper piercer from the tool kit, pierce through the paper and flags that were cut from patterned paper using Precision Scissors and use a straight stitch to sew through the pierced holes.

Here is a closer look. Remember to keep your thread straight as you stitch.

I embossed a strip of green Core'dinations cardstock using the Crazy Daisy Embossing Folder, sanded it with the Sanding Block, and added it to my layout with Double Sided Tape. I ran pink Core'dinations cardstock through my die-cutting machine using the Scallop Nesting Circles and then the Crazy Daisy Embossing Folder. I sanding the embossed circle with the Sanding Block and added some rhinestones to the flower centers to complete the layout. I hope you try adding stitiching to your paper!

Hugs, Pammejo

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723041 Scallop Circle Nesting Dies
CO723255 Fine Designs Collection - Crazy Daisy Embossing Folder
CO721985 Double Sided Tape
CO721955 Precision Scissor
CO721957 Self Healing Mat
CO723039 Precision Trimmer
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721986 Handheld Essentials

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Thank You Card Set with Pam Bray

Hi! Pam here today sharing with you a fun, sweet Thank You card that is super easy to create. I embossed a piece of grey cardstock with the Cheerful Embossing Folder (Elegance Collection) and adhered it to a card base with Double-Sided Tape. I added a piece of square pink cardstock that I embossed with the Crazy Daisy Embossing Folder (Fine Designs Collection). I love the look of using two different embossing folders together.

Next, I added a patterned doily, that I cut with the Ivy Set Doily Die (Fantasia Collection), and a small patterned rectangle that I cut with a Scallop Rectangle Nesting Die, to the front of the card. I love how the patterned die-cuts add a pop of color. To finish the card, I fussy cut a few flags from pattern paper using the Precision Scissors, stamped on a sentiment, and added them to the front of the card with some fun embellishments.

Why make one card when you can make a set?! You never have to many Thank You cards.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Pammejo

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723222 Fantasia Collection - Ivy Set Doily Dies
CO723255 Fine Designs Collection - Crazy Daisy Embossing Folder
CO723282 Elegance Collection - Cheerful Embossing Folder
CO723047 Scallop Rectangle Nesting Dies
CO721995 Pink Flamingo Self-Adhesive Gemstones

CO721985 Double-Sided Tape

CO721955 Sharp Point Scissors

CO721957 Self Healing Mat
CO723039 Precision Trimmer
CO721986 Handheld Essentials

Monday, January 27, 2014

Vintage Shabby Chic Card by Cathi O'Neill

Hi! Couture Creations Designer Cathi O'Neill here today! I'm sharing a card that I created with some gorgeous glimmer cardstock and some NEW embossing folders and dies released by Couture Creations.

To start my card I used a base of green glimmer cardstock and embossed it with the beautiful Asian Wave Embossing Folder.

Next, I layered on top of my card a piece of cardstock cut with the beautiful Madeline Les Fleurs Die. To the center of the die-cut I added a beautiful vintage image of a woman.

I add some yummy keys from the Madeline Keys to My Heart Die.

I antiqued my card by adding gesso. It highlighted the raised edges of the embossed pattern, and when I coated the edges and random spots on the doily and key die-cuts, it added a really antiqued peeling whitewash paint effect to card. I just love how effective it looks!

To finish the card I added a vintage seam binding double bow on the keys and some Moonlight Self Adhesive Pearls on the doily. Simply done, but a very textured and elegant effect.

Thanks so much for visiting today!
Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723640  Harmony Collection - Asian Wave Embossing Folder
CO723243  Madeline Collection - Les Fleurs Die
CO723239  Madeline Collection - Keys to My Heart Die
CO721965  18mm Double Sided Tape
CO721997  Moonlight Self Adhesive Pearls

Friday, January 24, 2014

Faux Tie Dye Card by Bridget Louw


Hi! Couture Creations Designer Bridget Louw here today sharing a fun card that showcases a faux tie dye technique using Distress Paint. Once the paper has dried you can emboss it or cut it using the amazing array of folders and dies from Couture Creations.

Step 1: Cut a card base from white cardstock to measure 10 inches by 7 inches. Scored at 5 inches.
Cut a piece of colored cardstock to measure 6 7/8 inches by 4 7/8 inches and mount onto the white cardstock base with Double-Sided Tape.

Step Two: Cut another piece of white cardstock to measure  4 3/4 inches by  6 3/4 inches. This is the piece of cardstock that we will faux tie dye.

Step Three: On a non-stick craft mat, spread the Distress Paint in the colors of your choice and mist lightly with water. Sweep your cardstock through the paint until it is completely covered and set aside to dry.

Step Four: While the painted cardstock is drying, use the second smallest die from the Victorian Rectangles Nesting Dies to cut a piece of white cardstock and stamp your card sentiment on it. Create a bow with one or multiple loops and set aside.

Step Five: Put the now dry cardstock through the Large Persuasion Blooms Embossing Folder and attach it to the piece of colored cardstock.

Step Six: Create faux stitching with the piercer from the Handheld Essentials Set. Fill in each hole with a white pen to simulate stitches.


Step Seven: Adhere the tie dye cardstock to the front of the card. Attach the sentiment and ribbon using Foam Mounting Tape.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
C0723452 All Occasions Collection - Persuasion Blooms Embossing Folder
C0723049 Victorian Rectangles Nesting Dies
C0721963 Foam Mounting Tape
C0721984 Double-Sided Tape
C0721957 Self Healing Cutting Mat
C0721986 Handheld Essential
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

You Will Always Be My Baby Girl by Jo Piccirilli

Hello! Couture Creations Designer Jo Piccirilli here today sharing a layout that I created with some NEW dies and embossing folders from Couture Creations.

First, is the amazing Look Into My Window Die from the Secret Treasures Collection.  This is great not only for your layouts but also makes the most stunning cards. Here is a close up of how I have used it on my page.

This is what the frame looks like after it has been run through your die cutting machine. By cutting off the bottom part and layering it with some Foam Mounting Tape I was able to create the windowsill. I then slid one side under my photo and popped my little girl embellishment behind the window. 

I cut two copies of the new Lotus Filet Doily Die (Madeline Collection) from patterned paper and tucked them under my layout. To add a little bit of extra interest I used the end of my doily to create a curtain effect on my window frame. I have also inked around the edges.

I have tucked under my photo a piece of cardstock embossed with one of the new embossing folders from the Harmony Collection - Project Journal Cards. This folder is FANTASTIC! Not only does it give you a place to journal, but the top part of the folder has dates and months of the year. 

Also in the Secret Treasures Collection are some awesome ornate shape dies. The one I have used here is the Ornate Rectangle Die. I love to cut these shapes in half and just tuck them under pieces of patterned paper to create a great layered effect. I have used this die at the top of the page to sit my banners and butterfly on and also just near the lacy doily die. This looks particularly good when using Core'dinations cardstock with a Sanding Block to show the border around the frame.

And finally, just to add a bit of extra interest and to create some more layers, I used my Circle Nesting Dies to cut a couple of circle frames to tuck under the patterned papers.

I have had so much fun playing with these new goodies! Thanks so much for letting me share!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723240 Madeline Collection - Lotus Filet Ornamental Lace Die
CO723533 Secret Treasures Collection - Ornamental Rectangle Decorative Die
CO723537 Secret Treasures Collection - Look in my Window Decorative Die
CO723625 Harmony Collection - Project Journal Cards Embossing Folder
CO723040 Circle Nesting Dies

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mitten Wall Hanging with Dana Tatar

Hi! Dana here today sharing a wall hanging. I'm ready for Spring, but until then, I thought I would cozy up my scrap space with a pair of mittens. The Powder Puff Embossing Folder, from the Couture Creations Fresh and Fun Collection, added a fun frosty pattern to my mittens.

I embellished each mitten with ribbon, flowers and a die-cut and then added some sparkle with Moonlight Self-Adhesive Pearls and Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723278 Fresh and Fun Collection - Powder Puff Embossing Folder
CO721998 Moonlight Self-Adhesive Pearls
CO721971 Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue
CO723039 Precision Trimmer

Friday, January 17, 2014

Couture Creations CHA Reveal 2014 - Part 5

The Marriot Embossing Folder Collection

5x7 CO723666 Large Wire Barbs
A2 CO723676 Wire Barbs

5x7 CO723667 Great Chain Wire
A2 CO723677 Chain Wire

5x7 CO723668 Large Peacock Fans
A2 CO723678 Peacock Fans

5x7 CO723669 Large Velvet Tea Lights
A2 CO723679 Velvet Tea Lights

5x7 CO723670 Large Only One
A2 CO723680 Only One

5x7 CO723671 Great Babette
A2 CO723681 Babette

 5x7 CO723672 Great Fubu
A2 CO723682 Fubu
5x7 CO723673 Large Abbey Road
A2 CO723683 Abbey Road

5x7 CO723674 Great Island Paradise
A2 CO723684 Island Paradise

5x7 CO723675 Great Lazy Days
A2 CO723685 Lazy Days
  Project Sneak Peeks!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Couture Creations CHA Reveal 2014 - Part 4

Glamour Days Decorative Dies

 CO723706 Antique Clock
CO723707 Peacock Delight

CO723708 Birdcage

CO723709 Flamingo

CO723710 Heritage

CO723711 Classical

CO723712 Wedding Rose

CO723713 Lasting Love

CO723714 Dress Form

CO723715 Sewing Machine

CO723716 Sewing Kit

CO723717 New York Street Light

CO723718 English Tea Light

CO723719 1950's Albert and Simonetta

CO723720 Devonshire Lady and Gentleman

CO723721 Project Tag

The Van Roe Decorative Die Collection

CO723722 Beautiful Butterfly

CO723723 Royal Oval

CO723724 Elegant Square

CO723725 Ornate Rectangle

CO723726 Dragon Fly Set

CO723727 Lucky Tree

CO723728 Photo Strip

CO723729 Sign Post

CO723730 Boys Fishing

CO723731 Sail Away

CO723732 Gone Fishing

CO723733 Journey

CO723734 Explore

CO723735 Discover

CO723736 Celebrate

CO723737 Ballet Tutu
Project Sneak Peeks!