Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone


 Wishing you all wonderful day filled with love and happiness


Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Gift Wrapping


Hi everyone
Now that my post for Couture Creations is live I thought I would share with you all my Christmas gift wrapping using the gift tags I made for my Couture Creations Blog post

how perfect do they look on my gifts

 Happy Creating 

Christmas Gift Tags | Couture Creations


Hi everyone  it is my turn on the Couture Creations Blog
and for my post I have created quick and simple Christmas Gift Tags

My theme for Christmas this year is White and Gold and i like to have all my gifts wrapped to match my theme and so I must have matching gift tags

With foil board and glitter being so on trend I have used both along with some of my favourite Couture Creations Embossing Folders and and of course a holly die

For all my tags I cut strips of white cardstock to 3cm x 15cm and folded them in half to create the base of the tags

For the first two designs I used the Mini Poinsettia Embossing Folder

Emboss white cardstock and gold foil board

cut corners off to create basic tag shape

run a strip of 12mm double sided tape across tag remove backing paper 

sprinkle on fine gold glitter and tap off excess 

using 2 way glue pen add accents to poinsettia flower centers with fine glitter

On second tag design add embossed gold foil board to bottom of the tag and using 10mm Corner Punch round all 4 corners

with 2 Way Glue Pen run a strip across top of embossed foil and sprinkle with fine glitter

for 3rd and 4th tags emboss white cardstock strips using Candy Stripe Embossing Folder

cut a piece of foil board big enough to cover just the small holly leaves on Holly Branch Flourish die

Use 10mm Corner Punch to 2 corners only, adhere holly leaves to tag using 2 Way Glue Pen

For tag 4 adhere 6mm and 3mm double sided tape to embossed pattern, peel off backing paper

 add fine glitter, tap off excess and your are done

Super Quick and Easy  and Inexpensive Christmas Gift Tags

 Happy Creating
Merry Christmas to you all 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Workshop Wonders Event | Tis the Season to be Jolly Layout


I was very honored to be asked by Alison Bevis to teach at her final Workshop Wonders Event for 2014

Alison hosts a fabulous day with 50 lovely Scrapbookers and 4 tutors.
I was very lucky to be teaching alongside of Melissa Kennedy, Anne Patterson and Leanne Jago

We had such a wonderful day everyone was just so lovely and so much fun.

If you live in Brisbane please follow Alison on Facebook to find out when her next event is you certainly will not be disappointed. Not only does Alison host her Workshop Wonders all day events she also organizes shopping tours.

Here is a look at my class project, lots of diecutting and a fabulous gold embossed background using Couture Creations Embossing Folder as a stamp.

Thank You to Couture Creations for sponsoring my class and a HUGE THANK YOU to Imaginarium Designs for donating the chipboard titles for my classes along with some chipboard giveaways.

some photos of my class prep

lots and lots of diecutting ... 400 Poinsettias, 200 Baubles, 50 Holly Branches  and 100 Holly Flourishes die cut and 100 pre embossed Baubles plus 100 baubles die cut and embossed in the wrong sizes ..oops (they will be used on my Christmas Cards next year)

Chipboard goodness from Imaginarium Designs 

all my class kits stacked up with Tinsel trying to climb them

a looksee inside the pizza boxes

and here are some photos from the day

sprinkling on the gold 

 all the lovely ladies who attended the event
thank you all for making me feel so welcome and for a fab day

the lolly buffet 

my beautiful flowers from Alison

Products Used
CO723562 Magical Christmas Decorative Die, Eve or CR371234 Craft Concepts Nested Poinsettias
CO723563 Magical Christmas Decorative Die, Mistletoe
CO723564 Magical Christmas Decorative Die, North Pole
CR371237 Craft Concepts Nesting Dies, Baubles
CO723286 Couture Creations Elegance Embossing Folder, Loren
CO723988 Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, Heavy Stripes
CO723991 Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, Petite Flowers
CO723999 Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, Smile
CO724000 Couture Creations Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, Green Typo
CD0100RR02 Core’dinations Cardstock, Rouge
CD0470FG03 Core’dinations Cardstock, Fern
CO723974 Couture Creations Corner Punch 10mm
CO723286 Couture Creations Sponge Dauber
CO723022 Couture Creations 2 Way Glue Pen
PSSTFG Paper Studs, Faceted Star, Gold
IDP0135 Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Phrase, Tis the Season to be Jolly
CO723060 Couture Creations Sanding Block
Versamark Ink Pad
Brown Ink Pad
Gold Embossing Powder

                                                Distressing Tool                                             

 Happy Creating 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Craft & Quilt Fair Guest Designer for 2015


Well it is Official

I am the 
Craft & Quilt Fair's
2015 Papercraft Guest Designer 

I will be travelling around Australia to all the Craft & Quilt Fair shows
demonstrating my love of papercrafting to all who come along.
Hopefully getting some fabric artists to cross over and start enjoying papercrafting along with their fabric crafts

You will find me here 2015
May 20 - 24
June 17 - 21
July 10 - 12
July 23 - 26
August 6 - 9
November 5 - 8

Please pop in and say hello when I am in your city

I will post more details of Make & Takes closer to each show 

 Happy Creating 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gift Voucher Holder and Matching Card | Couture Creations


Hi Everyone
Kerrie here with a super quick project I created for the Couture Creations Blog 

For my hubby's birthday we bought him tickets to the Australian PGA Golf Tournament so he could go and watch Adam Scott play.
  The tickets were the ones you print out yourself and  I wanted to present them to him in something more than folded up inside his card.

So I created this Gift Voucher Holder using Core'dinations Black Magic Cardstock
Cutting it down to just a bit wider than the A4 paper that the tickets were printed on.

Now as my die cutting machine was broken and I was waiting on a replacement,
I went to my bag of pre cut dies to find something that would work on my card and gift voucher folder

When you measure your sections allow for a double score line so that your gift voucher folder has some width so that you can fit all the folded up tickets into it.
One the side I added a piece to also allow for the thickness of the vouchers

Cut a section in the front so that you can see some of the vouchers and also making it easier to get them out

I decorated the front of the folder using Vintage Rose Garden patterned paper and Core'dinations Black Magic cardstock distress the edges of all and sanding the edge of the front flap of the folder.
Add the die cut border piece to the front of the folder.
I would have loved to emboss the cardstock on the front but as I had no machine to emboss with it had to stay plain.

I then created a matching card again using Vintage Rose Garden patterned papers and the left over piece of the  Simplicity border die cut.
You can change the look by embossing some of the patterned paper and the piece of cardstock

I finished off with some stickers

 I am sure you all have a box or a bag of pre cut dies, you know the ones that didn't work with what you were doing, so you keep them all for just this occasion.
They are also perfect for when you need to create a quick card but don't want to drag everything out.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723985 Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, Green Florals
CO723990 Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Paper, Line of Leaves
CO723315 The Treasures Ornamental Lace Die, Simplicity Border

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