Friday, March 21, 2014

Disney Pocket Pages

Hi, I am on the Couture Creations Blog today with a super quick post.
I am creating an album of my one day visit to Disneyland Anaheim using the Simple Stories 6x8 Snap Album and Say Cheese Collection. which is just perfect for Disney pages.

I wanted to share some of my pages with you that I have used Couture Creations Decorative Dies and Embossing Folders on.

Here are some close ups of the cards created using Couture Creations Decorative Dies and Embossing Folders

 6x8 pocket page

3x4 pocket card

2 x 4x4 pocket cards

I printed all my photos using my Epson PictureMate PM235
which i have had since September and have only just taken it out of the box ...I am now kicking myself for leaving it in the box for so long is amazing the clarity of the photos and the quickness of printing photos are fabulous. It is also so user friendly. I will now be getting some photos in albums that is for sure.

the only technique I have used it to sand back the Core'dinations Cardstock to reveal the core colour on the embossed pieces of Core'dinations card.

here is a closer look at the Damiris die from the Sophia collection, I love the fine detail on the die.
The Sophia collection are still available in limited stocks and are worth a revisit.

Other Products Used

Happy Creating Kerrie

Monday, March 17, 2014

Simple Card Set

Hi everyone it is Kerrie and it's my turn on the Couture Creations Blog again.
 For today's post I created a quick and simple set of cards using  3 colours of Core'dinations cardstock, a few sheets of the Pink & White patterned papers from the Couture Creations Damask Delight Paper Pads and some of the fabulous NEW Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Dies.
Stay with me as there are alot of photos and some techniques for you to look at....

All the cards are quite simple and don't take long to create, this is a fabulous way to stock up your card collection so you have a card ready for your next special occasion.

 Here is a close up look at some of the techniques I have used on the cards

Embossing, pop all your strips into the embossing folder to save time. When embossing with the Chevron folder make sure you check whether you want your chevron horizontal or vertical on your cardstock and place in the the folder the correct way.

 One of best things about using Core'dinations color core cardstock is how you can change the whole look of your project just by sanding lightly to reveal the core colour

If your cutting plates are a bit worn use a Metal Adapter Plate to help the die cut through, actually even if you palates are new use one as it stops your plates from marking

with just one run through your machine your die will cut through and lift straight off the die

If you only want to die cut one size from the Retro Flowers Die cut your cardstock to fit, save a lot of wastage

Sand the edges of your flowers to add some texture and definition to your petals

don't have glitter cardstock, create your own using our GLitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, just squeeze it out onto the doily die

and then use your finger to smooch it all over the die giving a thin coating, set aside to dry

To create a paper flower die cut 3 of the Retro Flower Dies

Layer the two larger ones together using a mini glue spot to hold in place. Spritz with water

Pinch and scrunch your petals, until you are happy with how they look. Leave to dry

do the same with your leaves instead of leaving them flat. You can then add some glitter glue to the leaves giving them some sparkle

When you don't need a full 12" border strip just die cut the size of cardstock that you need

Finish off by adding Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue to the edges of flowers to give them a nice sparkle.

TIP; when diecutting Core'dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock place the back side onto the blades, it gives a clean cut.
TIP; Distress the edges of your cardstock and patterned papers using the edge of scissors

and that is the end of my very long photo filled post, I hope I have inspired you to create some fun quick and simple cards.

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723545 Paper Pad, Damask Delight
CO723242 Madeline Ornamental Lace Die, Mirror Mirror
CO723524 Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Retro Flowers
CO723530 Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Aurora Vine
CO723531 Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Ivy
CO723536 Secret Treasures Decorative Die, Decorative Plaque
CO723624 The Harmony Embossing Folder, Chevron
CO723631 The Harmony Embossing Folder, Small Dots
CO723630 The Harmony Embossing Folder, Asian Wave
CO723247 Momento Ornamental Lace Die, Chandeliers Set
CO723040 Nesting Dies, Circle
CO721998 Pearls, Moonlight
CO721995 Gemstones, Pink Flamingo
CO721994 Gemstones, Pink Diva
CO721971 Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, Crystalina
CO721955 Pointed Non Stick Scissors
CO723060 Sanding Block
CO721957 Cutting Mat
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO723608 Metal Adapter Plate
CO721954 LED Precision Tweezers
CO723815 Mini Glue Spots
CO721961 12mm Foam Mounting tape
CO721985 6mm Double Sided Tape
CO721983 3mm Double Sided Tape

Don't forget to follow Couture Creations on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram and of course their Blog

Other Products Used
Core'dinations Cardstock; 
Glitter Silk Opal
Bright White
Maya Road Mist, Iridescence
Seam Binding Ribbon, Eggshell

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Couture Creations | Creative Inspiration Issue 2

is available NOW FREE to download or from your local papercraft store

Here is a close up look at my two layouts in the magazine, you will find the step by steps to recreate the layouts in the magazine along with all the products used

I also created this card again you will find the list of Couture Creations products in the magazine

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Couture Creations 2014 Design Team has been announce

Visit the Couture Creations Blog to see who the 2014 team is 

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

don't forget to leave a comment welcoming them 

Happy Creating Kerrie