Hi everyone. Jo here, and today I have a mini album to share with you filled to the brim with Couture goodness. This little mini is made from envelopes.
I have used the Great Dandelion embossing folder from the Ambassador collection to bind my book. The frame in the middle is from the Ornate Rectangle die from the newly released Van Roe collection. By cutting it out twice from cereal boxes and gluing them together it made it a little more sturdier. I then used my versamark pad and then embossed with gold.
The corners were also done with the same technique using another lovely die from the Van Roe collection. This one is Elegant Square. I then cut it in half on the diagonal to create a metal like embellishment just perfect for the corners.
Tucked in amongst my flowers is a couple of flourishes from the Metricon Collection. This is a fantastic flourish as it has lots of little bits you can cut off if you need little pieces to fill a space. Its called Swirl. Definitely one that is going to be a go to die!
You will also see lots of little leaves too. This die is actually called Lucky Tree. It has a long trunk on it but by cutting it off it makes another perfect filler for flower sprays, with the added bonus of being able to cut off just a couple of leaves if that's all you need. Another die that is going to get a lot of use from me!
Onto the inside of my book.
In the top corner of my book is another frame from the Van Roe collection. This is the Royal Oval die and again it has been given the same treatment as the frames on the front. I have popped a little butterfly in the middle, another die from the stunning Van Roe collection. Beautiful butterfly this one is called and I have covered it with some Cyrstalina Glitzen Glamour for some sparkle and a few gemstones for the body.
Underneath the corner of tis page you will see a doily. That is the Mirror Mirror die from the Madeline Ornamental Lace Die collection. . I have also used an older corner flourish die from the Sophia collection. Using old cereal boxes, I cut it out twice and then stuck it together. To colour it I used ink and then glammed it up using my Glitzin Glamour Glitter Glue. Using the Chandeliers Set from the Momento collection I made a strip to run along the width of my page. I glued down just the edges so I could slip two photo mats underneath. Tucked underneath the photo mat is another doily. This is also from the Momento collection and is the Cameo Set. To embellish this page I used my Heart Nesting Dies and cut out two using cereal boxes and then covered them with paper.
This page flips open. Again I have used the Cameo Doily Set just to embellish the flaps of this page. The tags have been trimmed with Chandeliers Set
For the photo mat on this page I decided to use the Cappuccino doily die and then used my Circle Nesting dies . At the bottom of the doily is another older flourish from the Sophia collection which has also been glammed up.
This is another page that flips out to the right. There is a pocket with two tags. I have used the Lucky Tree die on both these pages as well as the Swirl die.
The little flap on the right has a photo mat on using the Scallop Oval and Oval nesting dies. I then used the same flourish as on the previous page to frame it a little.
I made a little bit of a feature on the back of this photo mat (again using Scallop oval and oval nesting dies) by also using the Great Dandelions embossing folder. To embellish the other side of my page I have used two doily dies one being the Cappuccino die and the other is Mirror Mirror. By just adding a little glue it allowed me to tuck a couple of tags under.
This is another page that has a flap that lifts up this time. The pretty little intricate frame is from the Metricon collection. Its called Fancy Frame. It is a very delicate frame but with the use of the Quick Release Paper it pops right out. I have added another of the Beautiful Butterfly die and some more of the Leafy Tree. I have embossed the photo mat on the other side with the Great Dandelions and added the Antique Clock from the Secret Treasures collection.
My last page again has a photo mat using the nesting dies and another butterfly.
If your still here after this long blog post - thanks for hanging around and thank you for letting me share!
Until next time
Couture Creations Products used
Scallop Oval Nesting Dies CO723045
Oval Nesting Dies CO723044
Great Dandelions Embossing Folder CO723692 Ambassador Collection
Beautiful Butterfly CO723722 Van Roe Collection
Royal Oval CO723723 Van Roe Collection
Elegant Square CO723724 Van Roe Collection
Ornate Rectangle CO723725 Van Roe Collection
Lucky Tree CO723727 Van Roe Collection
Mirror Mirror Ornamental Lace Die CO723242 Madeline Collection
Antique Cock CO723706 Glamour Days Collection
Swirl CO723742 The Metricon Collection
Fancy Frame CO723746 The Metricon Collection
Cappuccino Ornamental Lace Die CO723245 Momento Collection
Cameo Set Ornamental Lace Dies CO723246 Momento Collection
Chandeliers Set Ornamental lace Dies CO723247 Momento Collection
Glitzen Glamour Glitter Glue
6mm Double Sided Tape