Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Together

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Hi everyone it's Kerrie here

It is my turn on the Couture Creations Blog again
and I am just loving the new Vintage Rose Garden Patterned Papers, they are so soft and pretty.

Seeing today is my 50th ..yes 50th Birthday
 I thought I would scrapbook one of my childhood photos, this is a photo of my brother Shane and I taken in March 1968.
 I love this photo of us, we were just too cute.





To start die cut from cardstock 1 x Postale Square die using Quick release Die Paper 


see how the die lifts straight off when you use Quick Release Die Paper



Cut the die in half


adhere to the top and bottom of 4"x 6" photo using double sided tape 
you want the top is hanging over the top of photo


Die cut 2 x Vintage Borders from cardstock


Cut a strip of gingham patterned paper 5cm wide x 20cm long and emboss


pop the strip through the slot in the top of the embossing folder and emboss the full strip.
I love that this Christmas embossing folder is so versatile and can be used for any occasion



Die Cut 2 x Vintage Branch dies from patterned paper and 1 x Daffodil Spray Die from cardstock


Ink the edges using a sponge dauber so as to not overdo the inking 


Lightly sand the embossed paper strip


and then ink lightly around edges and on the embossed pattern


Distres the edges of all pieces and then start layering pieces onto the base pattern paper



add some pearls to flower centers on base patterned paper



Finish off with some Crystalina Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue to flowers on base patterned paper and premade flowers


here is a closer look at the details





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Monday, October 13, 2014

Craft & Quilt Fair Brisbane | Thank You

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well it is all over
5 days of sharing my love of papercrafting with all that attended the Craft & Quilt Fair
hopefully I have converted some of you fabric ladies over to the dark side of paper :)

I want to send a huge THANK YOU
firstly Expertise Events
for inviting me to be their Papercraft Guest Designer
I am so very honored to be asked and I had a fabulous time
Everyone was so so lovely and so interested in seeing how easily you can create beautiful things with paper.

and then to
Everyone
who stopped by to see what I was up to, to ask questions and of course to all of you who did my Make & Take mini classes.
I hope you all went away learning something new and now look at all your papercrafting products differently.

Here is a look at my stand and Make & Takes














I was a bit slack and forgot to take photos of all my classes but here are two more groups of fabulous ladies that took some time to join my Make & Takes



 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Australian Simply Cards #73

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Hi again everyone

I am back to share with you a looksee at the cards I have in the latest issue of
  Australian Simply Cards Magazine

 One of my cards made the front cover ...go me


All the cards are created using Couture Creations new Christmas Dies and Embossing Folders, available NOW at your local papercrafting store


All Couture Creations dies and embossing folders used and instructions on how to recreate these cards are in the magazine










Purchase the magazine for my tutorials on how you can recreate these cards
and know you are helping to support the Aussie Craft Magazine industry

For more projects using the Couture Creations embossing folders and decorative dies visit the Couture Creations Blog

 Happy Creating 
Kerrie


Friday, October 10, 2014

Altered Violin

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Hi Everyone

I have had this project in my mind ever since my daughter gave up playing the violin 4 years ago but other projects kept coming up and I am a bit of a procrastinator :)
 After seeing an altered guitar at the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo in June I was going home to drag it out from under the bed  but again time got away from me.
Being Guest Designer at the  Craft & Quilt Fair this week and knowing I had to create something for my blog post on the Couture Creations Blog  has finally made me actually dragged it out from under the bed and create something beautiful to go on display in my daughter's room. This way even though she doesn't play anymore she will always have that reminder of her violin playing days. Now of course I just had to use some Couture Creations products no project is complete without a bit of embossing and diecutting :) 



Onto my tutorial


 here is the violin before I spray painted the front (I had already done the back when I remembered to take a before photo :) )


 I cut 3 x 12" strips of Core'dinations cardstock the width of the sides of the violin and embossed them using my new favourite embossing folder Christmas Quilt


To emboss 12" strips just emboss one end and then feed the strip through the centre slit in the folder. Then line the edge of the start of the pattern in the folder up with the edge of your machine plates. This stops you getting a flat spot when you emboss your strips.


See perfectly embossed strips 


Now lightly sand your strips to reveal core colour.


Using Quick Release Die Paper die cut 2 x Moulin Rouge Ornamental Lace Dies


look how cleanly the cardstock comes away from the die when you use the Quick Release Die Paper
Cut both die in half


 adhere the strips to the sides of the violin


 Adhere the die halves to the front face of the violin and embellish with flowers, muslin, bling and some ribbon.




add some sparkle to your flowers using Crystalina  Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue




I hope I have inspired you to look at some of your children's discarded items a little differently now
If you created any altered projects please share them on Couture Creations Facebook page

Couture Creations Products Used

CO723245 Momento Ornamental Lace Die, Cappuccino
CO723884 Christmas Collection Embossing Folder, Christmas Quilt
CO721971 Glitzin' Glamour Glitter Glue, Crystalina
CO723818 Quick Release Die Paper
CO723060 Sanding Block

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