Saturday, May 31, 2014

Don't miss booking into one of our classes at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo

Can you guess which fairy tale character our class tutors are coming dressed as this year?
leave a comment on this post on the Couture Creations Blog with your guess and if you guess correctly you will win a Couture Creations Prize Pack
*You must be booked into a class to win*
{You must post your guess by midnight Friday 6th June 2014 to be entered into the draw}

Places are filling with some days sold out but it is not too late to book your place in one of Tina Connolly, Kerrie Gurney and Tracey Cooley's classes at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo.
some of the girls classes have sold out
9.30am - 11.30am Saturday, Sunday
12.00pm - 2.00pm Sunday, Monday

2.30pm - 4.30pm Sunday, Monday


 Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Embellished Frame


Hi all Kerrie here with a quick project for the Couture Creations Blog showing how you can take a plain home decor item and just by adding a few embellishments created using Couture Creations dies make it your own

I have used a wooden photo frame that I purchased from Kmart 

Firstly I die cut two border strips using one of the dies from the Chandeliers Set, which I adhered to the front of top and bottom of the frame using the 3mm double sided tape. When adhering to the roof just mitre cut your border pieces. 
I then adhered some crocheted trim that I had coloured using Walnut Ink.

Next create your flower using the 3 smaller dies from the Sunflower Nesting Die set

cut in at each valley to create individual petals on all pieces

pinch each petal to give character

Layer together and add stamens or you could add some pearls or gemstones
Adhere to top of frame adding some muslin and you can see a sneak peek at one of the new dies from the our Christmas 2014 Collection

Finish off by adding some pearls to your border trim

Don't forget to follow Couture Creations on Facebook and visit the Blog for more inspiring projects from the Design Team

 Happy Creating Kerrie

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Couture Creations Creative Inspiration Issue 3



ask for it at your local papercrafting store or view it online


here is a closer look at my projects on the cover

For more inspiring projects from the Couture Creations Design Team visit the Couture Creations Blog

 Happy Creating Kerrie

Thursday, May 15, 2014

all that glitters card


Hi, I created this super quick card for the Couture Creations Blog ...perfect for when you need that card in a hurry

Cut a piece of Core'dinations Silver Mist Glitter Silk Cardstock to create a 4"x 6" card base

emboss the front of the card base using Lg Velvet Tea Lights Embossing Folder.
Die Cut 3 x Retro Flower from printed vellum.
 1 x Simplicity Lace Border, 1 x Cameo Doily Die and 1 x Ivy Die from white cardstock

Layer onto card, to create flower just pinch the petals to add some dimension to the flower and do this also to the ivy leaves. Finish off with some Crystal Gemstones.

Don't forget to follow Couture Creations on Facebook

 Happy Creating Kerrie

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day


Wishing all the special Mums out there including my own a very happy Mother's Day

to get the Mother's Day printables visit  HERE

 Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day Card


With it being Mother's Day tomorrow I thought I would create a Mother's Card for my first post  for May for Couture Creations Blog 
I created this card using my new favourite papers Botanical Tea from Graphic 45  for this card I used the 8x8 Pad as I like the smaller print for cards. 

Die cut the larger die from The Treasures Memories Set  using the Quick Release Die Paper 
(you can use any of the Couture Creations Ornamental Lace Dies that fit)

the paper lifts straight out of the die

next cut a piece of striped paper 5"x 5" and emboss using Celebrate embossing folder

Lightly sand using sanding block

cut a strip of dot paper 1.5" x 5" and emboss using Small Dots embossing folder
cut another piece of patterned paper 2" x 5" do not emboss this piece.

cut a piece of Core'dinations cardstock 5" x 12" and from the left score at 2" and from the right score at 5"

Distress all the edges of patterned paper and cardstock

Cut one of the labels from the label sheet and distress the edges of it too, Cut a piece of cardstock .5" x  3.5" and cut a pennant shape in one end.

Layer all together, making sure you place ribbon on before adhering patterned paper. I added a Happy Mother's Day free printable from Kiki Creates which I attached using 3D foam dots to add some dimension.

here is a look at the card opened up

a closer look at the embossing and the layers

Here is an extra card i created with the scraps from the first, using he same embossing folders and die and adding the stamped sentiment onto decorative plaque die.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial
I would like to wish all the Mum's a very Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow

If you are in Brisbane I am teaching a class for Couture Creations along with Tracey May 31st at Arnold's Scrapbook & Craft as well as on the June long weekend 7th - 9th June at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo with Tracey and Tina
there are still limited places available in all our classes at both venues

Couture Creations Products Used

Other Products Used
Maya Road Trinket Pin
Seam Binding Ribbon

Don't forget follow Couture Creations on Facebook

 Happy Creating

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Classes at Arnolds Scrapbook & Craft Supplies


If you missed out on booking into a class with Tracey & I this week is your chance to book into a class with us, before the Scrapbook & Papercrafts Expo
Tracey & I are teaching at
In Tracey's class you will create 3 cards using our Couture Creations Embossing Folders and Decorative Dies from our latest releases

and in my class you will create this multi photo layout also using our gorgeous new Couture Creations Decorative Dies and Embossing Folders

When; Saturday May 31st
Time; 9.30am - 11.30am
Cost; $15.00 includes all class materials
(bring your basic tool kit, for both classes you will need a brown ink pad)
there are limited places in each class  
To book contact
Australian Stores; If you are a large stockist Couture Creations Products and would like one of Design Team to come and teach at your store please email
for information.

Happy Creating Kerrie

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Celebration Card for Photo Continental


Cut pink cardstock to 6" x 12"
to create the card template

I used the width of my ruler as the width for the sides 
score at 1" 2" and 7" and also 6 " in the middle

Cut from the 1" score line to the 7" score line

now mountain fold your 6" score line 

 mountain fold 7" score lines

mountain fold 1" score lines and valley fold 2" score lines

distress the edges of the bottom strip and Celebration card  
 adhere patterned paper strip to bottom panel first. 
then adhere your lace borders, start with a full scallop at the top and cut where the border meets the bottom panel.
adhere your card to middle section 

embellish to create the flower just pinch the petals to give some dimension and interest to your flowers and layer them together, also pinch the leave of the ivy.
Adhere to card front and finish off with resin flowers, bird charm and pearls and a touch of Crystal Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue

Products Used
G4500878 Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Patterned Paper, Spring Dust
G4500885 Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Patterned Paper, Just Because
G4500886 Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Patterned Paper, Love Notes
PMA354801 Sew Lovely Charm Pack
CDGX190025 Core’dinations Tim Holtz Distress 12x12, Spun Sugar
CDGXCF110 Core’dinations Foundations A4, Butternut Cream (Ivy Die Cut)
CO721971 Couture Creations Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, Crystal

Also need
Double Sided Tape
Glue Dots, Mini and Craft
Distress Tool/Scissors
Craft Knife

Thank you to everyone who came along to my class I really enjoyed teaching you. 
There are still some class kits available and you can purchase all the products used individually from Photo Continental
Please share with me your cards if you create anymore as I would love to see them ...just pop your blog address in the comments section so I can visit your blog.

 Happy Creating Kerrie