Friday, March 29, 2013

Love Us Together

It is my 24th Wedding Anniversary on Monday ...yes I got married on April fools day as that way Wayne could never forget :)

I was inspired to create this Anniversary Card after seeing this  Basic Grey Sketch  I used Couture Creations Large Hepburn Embossing Folder from the Elegance collection and the Blossom Yarn Doily Die,

You will find more inspiring sketches on Couture Creations Pinterest boards or on my Pinterest boards.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723448 Elegance Embossing Folder, Large Hepburn
CO723114 Blossom Yarn Doily Die

Other Products
Teresa Collins Now & Then 6x6  Paper Pad and Die Cuts
Maya Road Pleated TulleTrim
Maya Road Gold Twine
Maya Road Trinket Pin
Seam Binding Ribbon, Eggshell
Blue & Kraft Cardstock

Visit Couture Creations Blog for more Couture Creations Inspiration

Wishing you all a Safe & Happy Easter

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Crafters Home USA Blog Project

While browsing Pinterest tonight I saw a layout of mine that I had done for Crafters Home USA promoting Couture Creations Fresh & Fun Embossing Folders I got such a surprise as I didn't realise it had been published and panicked that I had posted it by mistake, but no it has been published on their blog so please take the time to pop over to their blog for the Tutorial

This is my gorgeous niece Rebecca on her first visit to Moscow with her job as part of the cabin crew for Emirates,while we miss Bec we all look forward to seeing which country she is visiting and love seeing her photos and living a well traveled life through her.

A huge Thank You to Haylie-Jo from CSW Distributors for the opportunity.

Visit Couture Creations Blog for more Couture Creations Inspiration

Happy Creating Kerrie

Easter Blessings

Wishing you all a very Happy and Safe Easter


Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happiness = Friends Layout

I created this quick and easy layout using up some left over papers from  Teresa Collins Vintage Finds collection and of course some Couture Creations goodies.

I love this photo of us all the morning we left Kichaka Private Game Reserve, none of us wanted to leave, but there were still classes to be taught and sights to see in Cape Town.

embossing your patterned paper give dimension to your paper

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723114 Doily Die, Blossom Yarn
CO723435 Endless Dreams Decorative Die, Tranquility
CO723446 Elegance Collection Embossing Folder, Extra Confetti (Available April 2013)
CO72199 Pearls, Cafe Cream

Visit Couture Creations Blog for more Couture Creations Inspiration

Happy Creating Kerrie

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mini Acrylic Album | Teresa Collins

Quick Step by Steps for those who did my Papercraft Live class at The Stitches & Craft Show 

  1.               Put album together
    2.       Cut patterned papers 4 x 10cm x 6.5cm,  2 x 11.5cm x 9cm, 2 x 12.5cm x 7.5cm, 2 x 10cm x 11.5cm, distress all edges
    3.       Cut from red paper 1 x 12.5cm x 4cm and cut V’s in both ends
    4.       Create small pennants for embellishing
    5.       Punch scallop from red paper for embellishing
    6.       Mat all pages remember to use same size paper on both sides of acrylic pages hiding the adhesive from each side.
    7.       Embellish with pennant, die cuts, pearls, punched scallops and bakers twine
    8.       Tie black ribbon around small tag, add a pennant and a paper flower
    9.       Tie black ribbon to rings and embellish with paper flowers
    10.   Add 10 wallet size photos 

Products Used
Clearscraps Clear Acrylic Album, Flower Tab
Clearscraps Clear Acrylic, Round Tags
Teresa Collins World Traveler Patterned Paper, Black Damask
Teresa Collins World Traveler Patterned Paper, Red Brocade
Teresa Collins World Traveler Patterned Paper, Filmstrip
Teresa Collins World Traveler Patterned Paper, Passport
Teresa Collins World Traveler Patterned Paper, Geometric
Teresa Collins World Traveler Patterned Paper, Die Cuts
Couture Creations Pearls, Moonlight
ZVA Mini Roses, Ginger
ZVA Mini Roses, Olive
Maya Road Twine, Gold Shine
Martha Stewart Border Edge Punch, Daisy Fan
Seam Binding Ribbon, Black

Happy Creating 


Double Pocket Card

Quick Step by Steps for my  Papercraft Live Pocket Card Class at The Stitches & Craft Show

  1.              Lightly paint Butterflies with white paint and set aside to dry
    2.       Fold Cardstock in half lengthways and then fold in half again
    3.       Unfold and cut the horizontal fold from the lefthand side to the middle
    4.       Fold the bottom right corner up to meet the centre line
    5.       Fold the top left corner down , leave 2.5 – 3.5 gap from centre line
    6.       Fold the top left side over to the right
    7.       Fold the bottom up to the top 
    8.       Bring the left flap around to the back and adhere card together
    9.       Run through embossing folder
    10.   Cut tags from white cardstock  1 x 14.5cm x 7.5cm and 1 13.5cm x 6.5cm, distress edges
    11.   Cut Doily in half and adhere to front of card
    12.   Cut 1 x 12.5cm x 2.5cm strip from pink patterned paper, cut a V to create a pennant and distress the edges
    13.   Cut 2 x 4.5cm x 2.5cm strips from blue patterned paper & 1 x 4.5cm x 2.5cm strip from pink patterned paper, Cut V’s to create pennants and distress all.
    14.   Die cut a Victorian rectangle from blue patterned paper and distress edges
    15.   Layer all onto front of card add flower embellishments and finish off with trinket pin, diamontes and glitter glue
Products Used
Couture Creations Embossing Folder, Fresh & Fun Magical
Couture Creations Gemstones, Crystal
Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue, Crystal
Couture Creations Nesting Dies, Victorian Rectangle
Core'dinations A4 Cardstock, Tiger Eye
Core'dinations A4 Cardstock, Bright White
Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon Patterned Paper, In the Garden
Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon Patterned Paper, At the Picnic
Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon Patterned Paper, Flying Kites
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Tinies, Small Butterflies
Maya Road Trinket Pins, Daisy Pearl
White Paint
Paper Doily
Country Blessings Paper Roses, Glittered Yellow
Countrey Blessings Paper Roses, Glittered Pink

Happy Creating Kerrie

Interactive Layout

Here are the quick step by steps for those who did my Papercraft Live class at The Stitches and Craft Show

  1.          Lightly Sand Embossed Cardstock and distress the edges
    2.       Cut from dots/clocks 1 x 24cm x 16cm mat , from text 1 x 21.5cm x 15.5cm mat, titles 1 x 25cm x 10cm strip, distress all edges and layer onto page.
    3.       Cut paper doily in half and adhere to page.
    4.       Cut 20.5cm x 30cm from fudgesicle cardstock and fold in half creating a 20.5cm x 15cm photo flap. Distress edges and layer onto  page only applying double sided tape to three edges leaving the right side open for journal tag
    5.       Cut from dots/lines 1 x 13.5cm x 10cm for journaling tag. Distress edges and cut from damask 2 x 4.5cm x 2.5cm strips cut a V in one end to create pennants and attach to the right hand side of journaling tag/
    6.       Cut from damask 1 x 22.5cm x 2.5cm, 1 x 20.5cm x 2.5cm1 x 8,5cm x 5cm, cut a V in one end of the longer strip and adhere to inside of photo flap with the longer one at the bottom.
    7.       Cut from dots/lines 1 x 19.5cm x 14.5cm photo mat distress the edges and attach to front of photo flap.
    8.       Run a strip of double sided tape along the bottom of photo flap and adhere scallop trim, finish off with pearls
    9.       Place straight arrow onto fudgesicle cardstock and cut to size adhere to arrow with minimal double sided tape.
    10.   Tie bakers twine around arrow and add rubon and trinket pin and adhere to page
    11.   Apply rubon to larger arrow and adhere to front right hand side of photo flap.
    12.   Add chipboard letters and embellish with rubons

Products Used
Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Patterned Paper, Clocks
Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Patterned Paper, Titles
Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Patterned Paper, Dots
Teresa Collins Vintage Finds Patterned Paper, Black Damask
Core'dinations My Minds Eye Embossed Cardstock, Lost & Found
Core'dinations Foundations Cardstock, Fudgesicle
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Alpha, Lowercase letters 32mm
Maya Road Alterable Scallop Trim, Antique Mocha
Maya Road Twine, Shine Gold
Maya Road Trinket Pin, Daisy Pearl
Clearsnap, Acrylic Arrows
Delish Rubons, Petitie Peppercorn Words
Pearl Strips
Paper Doily

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, March 23, 2013

“My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy”

When i saw the Design Team call for Core'dinations I thought WOW this is for me ....but then I thought maybe not. But at the last minute I have decided to go for it what is the worst that can happen they so not this time...I can live with that :) I have been so busy with creating class projects for Scrapbook Creations classes at The Stitches & Craft Show and magazine commissions that I almost missed out.

I am so loving Core'dinations as it is the perfect cardstock to use with Couture Creations Embossing Folders
I love how with just a bit of light sanding you can change the whole look of a project.
I am also so in love with the impressions 12x12 cardstock, just perfect for giving layouts a bit more personality.

So here are some projects I have created using Core'dinations ...

This interactive layout is for a class I am teaching this weekend at The Stitches & Craft Show (so if you are in Brissie come along and take my class)

Triple Pocket card created using just one sheet of Core'dinations Impressions Cardstock

This card was created using a Couture Creations Embossing Folder and Core'dinations, love the shabby feel to it

another shabby look created with Couture Creations Embossing Folder and Core'dinations this time I diagonally cut the embossed strips adding a bit more interest to the card.

I have created some other layouts that I love but they are for Magazine Commissions and Special Blog posts that I can't share yet.

Wishing everyone who has applied all the best

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Papercraft Live Classes Start Tomorrow

My classes for Scrapbook Creations Magazine at The Stitches & Craft Show start tomorrow and run through to Sunday

You don't have to pre - book just come along to the show and book in on the day, no need to bring anything as we supply you with everything you need to complete the class.

See HERE for  more details

See you at the Show


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Shabby Embossed Card

 To create this card emboss a piece of Core'dinations cardstock, emboss using Extra Confetti Embossing Folder and cut into diagonal strips, arrange of your base card and trim ends. Use Couture Creations Sanding Block to distress. Die cut a circle from patterned paper, a doily and a longevity die from white cardstock. Cut doily in half. layer all onto card adding a sentiment, trim and embellishments.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723446 Embossing Folder Elegance Collection Extra Confetti
Adalyn Flowers

Other Products
Maya Road Butterfly Trinket Pin
EK Success Butterfly Punch
Stampin' Up Stamp and Die

Visit Couture Creations Blog for more Couture Creations Inspiration

Happy Creating Kerrie

Friday, March 15, 2013

Singapore Day & Night Zoo Layout

I created this layout using Lesa Bird's sketch Lesa designed for her Couture Creations Design Team application.

While these are not the most attractive photos, they tell a story of just how hot and humid it was in Singapore both before and after the storm. Although we had to run around the day zoo as it was pouring, we enjoyed both Zoo's the crowds at the night zoo were unbelievable.

I also embossed the Longevity die cut flowers, to give them some texture
to emboss the 12" x 7" piece of Cardstock I folded it in thirds and ran it though the Cuttlebug this give a embossed and debossed background

I also embossed the strip of patterned paper

here is Lesa's sketch

you can view Lesa's layout on Lesa's blog and also on Couture Creations blog join in the fun and create a layout using Lesa's sketch and post it on the Couture Creations Facebook page.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723445 Extra Loren Embossing Folder
CO723433 Longevitiy Decorative Die
CO723049 Victorian Rectangle Nesting Die
CO721988 Sparkling Champagne Gemstones

Other Products
Core'dinations Cardstock
Teresa Collins Fabrications Patterned Paper
Maya Road Butterfly Trinket Pins
Maya Road Canvas Mini Tag
Maya Road Bakers Twine Gold
Imaginarium Birdcage Chipboard
Prima Flower
Singapore Chipboard Unknown
Dymo Tape

Happy Creating Kerrie

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Core'dinations Sketch Winner

I am doing a happy dance here ...I found out today that my layout won the sketch competition over on Core'dinations Blog

I never win anything, and I mean anything, you could have a room full of people and everyone in the room wins a prize except me

Make sure you pop over to visit the Core'dinations Blog and join in the fun.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Shabby Elegance Card

I created this shabby chic birthday card for my friend Sharon using the new Couture Creations Extra Confetti Embossing Folder from the Elegance Collection Available April 2013

 Create a flower using Couture Creations Daisy Nesting Dies, I used the 2 smaller sizes, scrunching the center one up to create middle of flower add a piece of hessian to add some texture.

Emboss Core'dinations cardstock and lightly sand

use sanding block to grunge the edges of  cardstock and paper pennants 

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723446 Extra Confetti Elegance Embossing Folder
CO723217 Daisy Nesting Dies
CO723433 Longevity Endless Dreams Decorative Die
CO721971 Crystal Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue
CO723060 Sanding Block

Other Products Used
Teresa Collins She Said 6x6 Patterned Papers
Maya Road Tulle Trim
Core'dinations Cardstock

Happy Creating Kerrie

Monday, March 11, 2013

Couture Creations Design Team has been announced

Hop on over to Couture Creations Blog as the 2013 Design Team has been announced

I am very excited to be working with all of these very talented ladies

Happy Creating Kerrie