Thursday, November 28, 2013

Scalloped Book Paper Christmas Tree

Hi it's Kerrie, with Christmas fast approaching I am in full decorating mode. I just love creating special little décor items for our home and also to give to friends.

I made lots of these paper trees last year and this year a friend asked me to create one for her so I thought I would make one for my Couture Creations Design Team project adding a twist to my plain trees by using Couture Creations Scallop Square Nesting Dies to give this tree a cute edge.

this tree is super easy to create,

Die cut 12 of each of the 5 smaller sizes of the Scallop Square nesting dies from old book paper. I die cut 6 sheets at a time, the paper is thin enough to cut through 6 sheets at a time. 

cut a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than the largest die cut square and glue one sheet of die cut book paper, this will be the base of the tree

you will need a skewer and a peat pot or some type of pot for your base, push the cardboard base onto the skewer and then hot glue the base to the pot

now starting with the biggest size start layering on the book paper squares
when layering them leave a gap and alternate to give the tree character

finish off by adding a poinsettia as a tree topper, die cut 2 small petals and on large and hold together with a small brad

smoosh a bit of red Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to the petals and pinch them to add life to the poinsettia

Embellish the base of the pot with some book paper and a poinsettia

TIP : you could add Crystal Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to the edge of each layer to add some sparkle, or spray the whole tree with adhesive spray and sprinkle with glitter.

Couture Creations Products Used

Happy Christmas Creating
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Kids Christmas Class Projects

Here is a look at the projects your children will be creating when they come along to my 

There are still places available so don't delay book your children in today

Happy Creating Kerrie

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Creating | Kids Class

While your children are busy creating beautiful projects you can get some last minute Christmas shopping done

Book today and secure your child's spot as places are limited

If you prefer to pay via Direct Deposit please email me for bank details.


Christmas Comes to Bloomfield St

I will be doing Make & Takes at 
Cleveland Qld

Sunday 24th November 2013
9.00am - 11.00am

Come and enjoy face painting, jumping castle, balloons in Bloomfield St and
Christmas in Bloomfield Street
Come and enjoy face painting, jumping castle, balloons in Bloomfield St and
Christmas Craft at The Red Place with Kerrie Gurney
For just $5 your child can create a wonderful make and take Christmas card from 9am through to 11am. No need to book... just pop in when you are visiting the markets! 
14a Metro Arcade
99 Bloomfield Street
Cleveland Qld 4163

Come along and join the fun,
I will have all the samples of the projects we will be creating at my  Kids Christmas Creating Class with me for you to view.
You can book into the Christmas Creating Class while you are here.

Happy Creating Kerrie

If you have any questions please email me

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

more Christmas creating

here is a look at some quick Christmas projects I created yesterday, both inexpensive and very simple projects

firstly I pimped my stag head by adding a bow to his neck and a popped him in the middle of a wreath which I hot glued some glittered baubles and a glittery Merry Christmas to, quick easy and I love it.

next up last year I really wanted a Nutcracker and couldn't find one I like that didn't cost a fortune, so this year i started looking early and I came across this set of 2 Nutcrackers but I couldn't find one to suit our colour theme, so what is a girl to do but buy them anyway and spray them all white.
I carefully removed their beards first, then a couple of coats of satin white spray paint, some glitter accents and they were done

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christmas Centrepiece and Bon Bons

Hi It is my turn again on Couture Creations Blog and with less than 7 weeks until Christmas I thought it was time to start creating some décor pieces. This Christmas I am repeating my theme of Red, Cream/White and Kraft that we had last year as I loved it so much, with lots of old book paper thrown in.

I have used Couture Creations Magical Christmas Eve Decorative Die for both of these very easy projects.

Bon Bons

When I saw these Bon Bons in the store I knew they would be perfect for our Christmas theme but they were a bit boring and needed a bit of something added to them to give them a bit more Christmas feel. I wanted something that didn't take a lot of effort as these would be tossed in the bin after they had been pulled open on Christmas Day.
My solution was to add  some die cut poinsettia flowers to these store bought bons bons taking them
from drab

 to fab

with not much effort, you could add more embellishments if you like but as they will just be thrown out I thought this was enough.

To create the poinsettia flowers using red cardstock run the dies through a die cutting machine and then while leaving the cardstock still in the die, run it through the machine again using the Couture Creations Latex Embossing Mat to give the flower petals embossed detail.

then pinch the petals to give them more character

As these bon bons will be thrown out once pulled apart, I only used one each of the large and small petal die cuts, diecutting the middle piece from gold cardstock and adding some Red Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to add some sparkle.

Table Centrepiece

Starting with a store bought pine table centrepiece

 hot glue some glitter baubles and some poinsettias created from old book paper. Create the poinsettia flowers the same way as the red poinsettias but to save time you can die cut 4 pieces of book paper at a time book paper it is quite thin so you can cut 4 sheets at a time. To create a fuller poinsettia flower use two large and one small die cut petal for each flower, die cut the centre from gold glitter cardstock.

Here is a close up look at the candle. To embellish the candle just add some pleated hessian, tie some jute string around the middle of hessian and add a poinsettia flower created using old book paper and gold glitter cardstock for the centre and the leaves.

*Tip use a battery operated candle that way there is no chance of your embellishing catching fire and you won't ruin your trim

Couture Creations Products used

Thanks for visiting and I hope I have inspired you to create some table décor for your Christmas table.

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happy creating

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Celebrate 18

on the weekend we had my niece Grayson's 18th birthday. I still cannot believe she is now 18. Grayson has grown into such a lovely young woman and her Mum (my sister Megan) would be so very proud of the young lady she helped create even though Megan has been gone for almost 8 years now, Grayson has so many of her Mum's features and mannerisms.

 I bought Grayson a Tiffany & Co Necklace as I wanted her to be spoilt on her birthday as I know Megan would have if she was here.

The card I made for Grayson I also wanted it to be Tiffany blue themed and here it is

and here is a photo of Grayson and I ... yes she is tall

Happy Creating Kerrie