Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Curiosity by Kaisercraft

Hi and thanks for stopping by.

My poor little blog has been neglected a bit over the last few months tho I have been very busy.

I also have some more exciting news to share too.  I'm going to be teaching at one of the local scrapbooking shops here in Perth (insert squeal here!).  Crafty Capers in Greenwood is the place I'm going to be sharing my love of paper at.  I'm feeling a little nervous about it.  I have only taught from home but all I can do is give it a go and pass on what I know and love to others. 

This week I have been playing around with the Curiosity papers from Kaisercraft.  Oh boy.  I have fallen in love with this paper line.  I usually don't like to use orange but this one has lots of orange and apricot tones in it and it just seemed to work for me.

This is one of the layouts I have created.

I love how this turned out.  The collectables make it easy to embellish and by just adding a few extras it just all comes together.

I was able to get three layouts done using this collection.  The next two I thought were perfect for my mum and dads wedding photos.

And here is the last one.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  They brighten my day.

Until next time

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Celebrate Cards

Good morning all!

It's my turn again on the Couture blog today.   

I love the elegant look of a simple white embossed card combined with one other colour.  They are so quick to pull together and they look really stylish though simple.

Today I have two cards to share with you.  I used white and purple as my colour combo. 

I cut a piece of white cardstock 8.5cm x 12.5cm.  I then just ran the bottom half through my cuttlebug using the Tied Together embossing folder (an old folder but a good one!)

Mat this piece onto some purple card and then adhere it to your card front.  I have then cut a piece of purple cardstock and stuck it across the centre of the card.

Die cut from a piece of white cardstock a doily using the  Ivy Doily Set from the Fantasia Collection .

The sentiment is one from the new 3 in 1 Dreamboat collections - Ornate Frame.

I have then stamped some butterflies from the 3 in one Dreamboat Collection.  Seriously - these 3 in one are FANTASTIC!  You can use everything in the collection or just use some like I have on this card.  I have then cut out my butterfly and curled the wings.  I then added a blossom and some silver gemstones to finish my card.

Here is my second card

Another simple yet elegant card.

For this card I have used one of our new Christmas embossing folders Wild Holly from Wrapped in Joy Collection  Just another reason I love Couture Creations -  it doesn't matter what you use it just all seems to go!  Love that I can use this folder for everything including Christmas.

Instead of embossing the whole piece of white cardstock, I have embossed just the top and bottom, leaving a blank strip to stamp my butterflies.

Once you have embossed the bottom, turn your paper and embossed the top. 

I now have a blank strip for stamping.  I used the butterfly stamps from the 3 in one Dreamboat Collection - Ornate Frame.  I then added some silver gemstones to the middle of my butterflies.

I have stamped my sentiment again from the Ornate Frame 3 in one collection using the Victorian Square Nesting Dies and cutting off the top to make a tab.

Thanks for letting me share again!  If you want some more inspiration on the 3 in one Dreamboat Collection that I have been using have a look here and see what some of the other DT gals have been up to.

Until next time

Couture Creations products used:

CO723593 Wild Holly Embossing Folder Wrapped in Joy Collection
CO723027 Tied Together Embossing Folder
3 in one Dreamboat Collection Ornate Frame
CO723222 Ivy Set Doily Dies Fantasia Collection
CO723048 Victorian Square Nesting Dies

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Peaceful Ornaments

Hey everyone!

Can you believe its October already??  Last month I received some gorgeous embossing folders and dies in my DT package and the Peaceful Ornaments embossing folder from the new Wrapped In Joy Collection really caught my eye.

I have made two simple cards with this folder. 

For this first card I ran 2 pieces of cardstock (one red, one white) through my machine using the Peaceful Ornaments embossing folder.

I then used my Circle Nesting Dies to cut out the three round baubles.

You can now just lay this red piece directly over the white piece.  Then with the left over circles that have been cut out, fold them in half and run a thin bead of glue down the fold and stick to the middle.  Finish with some pearls and ribbon.
I then cut the white embossed wording and positioned it on the red cardstock

My second card was very quick and easy.

With this card I simply ran a piece of white cardstock through my machine using the Peaceful Ornaments embossing folder

To "glam" up my baubles, I used the gold Glitzin Glamour.  I found the easiest way to do this was by just dabbing it on with my finger.  Then finished with some pearls and ribbon and you have a super quick but very pretty card!

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope I have inspired you to get a jump start on your Christmas crafting.

Couture Creations products used.

CO723604 Peaceful Ornaments Wrapped in Joy Collection
CO721976 Glitzin Glamour Gold
CO723040 Circle Nesting Dies
Double sided tape 6mm