30 July 2015

A Little Birdie Card with Vintage Rose

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back.  Today I would like to share with you a card that I have made using the Vintage Rose papers by Couture Creations.


1. Select your base card colour and cut to 7" x 7", score lengthways and fold in half.
2. I chose the Blooms in Green patterned paper from the Vintage Rose collection 
and cut it to 3.25" x 6.75".
3. Distress the edges with your non-stick scissors.

5. I then took the Time patterened paper (I used my 6"x6" stack so not to waste paper) and cut four pieces of 1.5" x 3.25"strips.  Then take the Line of Flowers paper and cut a strip 2.5" x 3.25". Lightly tear along the long top and bottom edge.  Distress all other edges of the five pieces of cut paper.

6. Attach 6mm double sided tape to each of the long edges of your five pieces of paper.
7. On the four smaller strips attach some matching colour gauze to one side of the strips. Then add gauze to both sides of the large piece.

8. Die cut in cream your paper doily using the Keepsake Kandy die from the Amaryllis collection.
9. Cut one of the loose die from the Mercato Flourish from the Elegant Card Cuts collection.

10.  It is now time to attach the five strips with the gauze together, placing each smaller strip under the previous one.  Then attach the die cut doily.

11.  Attach the now attached together strips to the larger patterned piece of paper. Then attach the patterend piece of paper to your card base.

12. Cut down the Mercato Flourish die down to smaller piece and ink the edges in a constrasting ink.

13. To finish adhere the flourishes on top of the doily and add a couple of contrasting flowers to the centre of the doily.  Rather than adding a title I found a little hession birdie in my embellishment stash and attached it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Couture Creations Products Used

CO723623 - Sponge Dauber

Christmas in July

Morning Morning Morning,

I can't believe that there is less than 6 months until Christmas. How crazy is that.  This is the time we all start planning for Christmas and what better way than having Couture Creations help you along the way with all your wonderful card making.
Couture have released their own range of Christmas paper which I have to say I fell in love with.  The tones are beautiful and I loved making cards with it so let me share with you what I have created.

To start I cut two pieces of cardstock.  One at 5x7 inches and one at 5x7.5 inches.  On the larger of the two pieces score at 3.5 inches from one edge of the card and then 0.5 of an inch from the other edge of the card. Along the small fold line attach 6mm double sided tape and attach of the bottom edge of the smaller piece.  Fold along the larger scoreline bringing it back down like the picture below. Select two coordinating pieces of the Couture Creations Christmas papers and cut to fit the inside 5x7 inch card and the front panel of 3.5x5 inch piece.

I love using the Couture Creations bulk flowers so I chose a couple for use on my card and took the Crystallina Gliztin' Glamour and blinged up the flowers then placed them to the side to dry whilst I created the rest of the card. Because I had run out of some of the smaller flowers I took one of the larger ones with the gold centres and cut it down to the size I needed for my card.

Using the Lacey Frames die from the Amaryllis Ornamental Lace collection I die cut the frames using one of the Glitter cardstock sheets from the Coredinations Glitter paperstack.  I then turned it into a frame but cutting out the inside for the die cut piece of cardstock.

I then attached the 3mm double sided tape to the reverse of the frame and after selecting one of the photos from the Christmas paper set attached it to the reverse of the frame.

I then mounted the die cut onto a coordinating piece of Coredinations stock.  Using the Couture Creations corner rounder I rounded the edges of the piece of cardstock and then inked the edges in a dark ink.  I then mounted this onto a piece of white cardstock and rounded the edges again.


Next take some 6mm double sided tape and attach a couple of strips to the bottom half of the mounted picture that we just created and attach if to the card base.
To finish I added some pearls to the card and attached the glitzed up flowers to the top of the card with a piece of organza ribbon and then added a sentiment on the inside of the card.

I thought I would also share a different variation of the card I made in some of the other papers from the Christmas stack. So quick and easy but very affective.

I hope you enjoy the other Christmas creations shown on the blog during July and hope that it motivates you all to create some magical cards and gifts for Christmas this year.

Couture Creations Products Used

Thanks for stopping by.
Anita Enright

9 July 2015

Treasure each Day

Welcome Back Everyone,
So glad you could join me again on the Couture Creations blog.  I am having so much fun being part of this wonderful Design Team, I am getting to create some beautiful projects.

When I started this project I had an idea in my head but the end result was so totally different.  I love the finished product.  I hope the beautiful lady I have made it for loves it too.

I fell in love with the Jocund Julie die from the Amaryllis Ornamental Lace Collection and what better way to use it than to create my own lace paper.  It is a smallish die and I needed to cut 25 to cover the sheet of cardstock that I chose to base the colour scheme on.

 I located the centre of the piece of cardstock and one by one glued down each diecut working my way to the edges of the paper.  As there was a small edge left uncovered I grabbed a matching, slightly darker ink and inked all the edges to slightly soften the look. The dies matched together beautifully.

At the moment I really love using laces on my scrapbooking pages to give that real feminine look so found a wide crisp white piece and adhered it approximately 2/3 down the page. I then added contrasting edge to the top of the lace using the Simone's Style border die from the Amaryllis Ornamental Lace collection and adhered it to the top edge of the white lace, then added more dimension with a bit of bling.

From there it is was just about layering flowers and embellishments around the 5x7" photo that I mounted on 3D mounting tape. I added a slight pop of colour taking it through in to the title.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Happy crafing.

Anita E