30 July 2015

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

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