Thursday, July 24, 2014

Couture Creations Glamour Days Intricutz Flamingo Die-cut

Hi! Dana here today sharing a card highlighting one of the new dies from Couture Creations. I absolutely love this Flamingo Die from the Glamour Days Intricutz Die Collection! I'm so ready for Spring and had a lot of fun putting this tropical card together.

I added some texture with a burlap frame that I cut using the largest Cameo Nesting Die. I cut a smaller piece of cardstock with the largest Oval Nesting Die and lined the edge with a pearl pen.

I wanted to make my flamingo look as lifelike as possible, so I used the Flamingo Die to cut two flamingos from patterned paper, one pink and the other orange. I cut the orange legs and beak from one die-cut and layered them on top of the pink flamingo die-cut. I blurred the seams with pink and orange ink for a smooth finish. I added a Blue Iceberg Gemstone for the flamingo's eye.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are finding a way to stay warm!

Couture Creations Supplies:
CO723709 Glamour Days Collection - Flamingo Die
CO723219 Cameo Nesting Dies
CO723044 Oval Nesting Dies
CO721992 Blue Iceberg Self Adhesive Gemstones
CO721961 Foam Mounting Tape

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Couture Creations Banner!

Hi Creators

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend Silly Sunday at Photo Continental to do a make and Take.. I created a banner using some awesome Core'dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock and the Couture Creations Madeline lace dies and Secret Treasures Dies ... For those of you who wanted to do some more of this banner and for those who just want to learn how to make 5 different flowers from the 1 die... here are the instructions

Start off by cutting Opulent Opal Glitter Silk Core'dinations Cardstock to 4" x 6". Measure the piece 2" from the length and 2" from the width. Then cut from each corner into the measurement cross to form a banner, as below.

Using the Madeline Lace Die Lacy 8 cut some Core'dinations cardstock in a contrasting colour. Cut the round section in half and one half into quarters. Cut the square piece into quarters also.

Add to your banners with  Couture Creations Mini Glue Spots.

Adhere half of lace die to banner. Using the Couture Creations Secret Treasures Die Retro Flower cut 3 die cuts from your contrasting cardstock. Then pinch each petal and bend upwards, stack flowers as shown below adhering together with Couture Creations Craft Glue Spots and adhere to banner.

 Add the tiny retro flower randomly over banner.

 Cut another Lacy 8 die cut and cut circle in half for this banner.. add a quarter of the die cut to top corner of banner and the half to the left hand side. Cut 3 more retro flowers curling the ends of the petals with a skewer, slightly bend petals upward... stack flowers as per pic below finishing with a single med retro flower. Adhere to banner


Adhere a full round Lacy 8 Die cut to a Banner with Mini Glue Spots.

Cut another 3 Retro Flowers and stack them off center from large to med. Using the Couture Creations Paper Piercer from the Handheld Essentials Kit to place a hole through the center. Add a brad through the hole. Spritz with water and scrunch petals around brad. Spritz each layer and repeat scrunch until all petals are scrunched around brad. Spread out petals to desired shape and let dry. Adhere to middle of lace dice cut.

 Adhere 1 corner of Lacy 8 die cut to banner.

Cut 2 Retro Flower die cuts and spritz well with water. Squeeze petals together and twist... do not twist to hard as petals will tear off. Just enough so that the look like they are on their side.
let dry and stack as pictured below. Adhere to banner and place small flowers randomly

Adhere 2 corners from Lacy 8 Die to Banner to form an arch.

Cut 2 Retro Flower Die Cuts and using the skewer slightly curl the end of each petal.
Stack as per the picture below and adhere to banner as shown.

 Finish all flowers with Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour Crystalina in the centres and all banners with Couture Creations Secret Treasures Ivy Die Cuts tucked under flowers.

Staple complete banners to length of ribbon.

I hope this shows just how versatile the Couture Creations Secret Treasures Retro Flower Die can be.. and how this die and all the great Couture Creations Dies would be a great asset to your crafting stash.

Thanks for dropping by and Keep on Creating!
Couture Creations Products Used

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Today, May 3, 2014, is National Scrapbook Day.

National Scrapbook Day was started in 1994 by Creative Memories and is celebrated on the first Saturday every May.  Since 1994 paper crafters everywhere celebrate their passion for scrapbooking and other paper projects on this day. Who knows, maybe this will be a national holiday some day!

How are you celebrating?

A little creative inspiration for you....

On behalf of CropStop, may you have a wonderful day of inspirational crafting!

Visit the CropStop Store for your crafting needs.
Check out our new products and daily specials.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Couture Creations Elegance Collection - Cheerful Embossing Folder

Hi! Patti here today with a sparkly card to share!

 Purple is my favorite color, so I decided to make a purple card! I used the Cheerful Embossing Folder from the Elegance Collection and the Ivy Decorative Die from the Secret Treasures Collection. 


Ink the top half of the Cheerful Embossing Folder with purple ink. Note: Make sure to ink the folder really well and to cover it completely.

Trim the excess white cardstock from the edges of the embossed piece.

Next, cover the cardstock with a light shimmery ink.

While the shimmery ink is still wet, apply Ultra Shimmer Embossing Powder and heat to set.

It's hard to see in the photo, but after embossing the cardstock has a really pretty shimmery look.

Use Double Sided Tape to secure the embossed piece to a card base cut from purple cardstock. The Couture Creations tape works wonderfully for heavy pieces like this that tend to "curl" at the edges. The Double Sided Tape keeps the cardstock right in place!

Cut two banners with the Craft Concepts Banners Nesting Dies; the largest banner from purple cardstock and the second largest banner from white cardstock. Outline each banner with a purple marker. Add a handwritten sentiment to the white banner. Adhere the white banner to the purple banner with Double Sided Tape.

For the finishing touches, add a purple flower, three ivy leaves cut with the Ivy Decorative Die and a white bow. Create a similar card with any of the Couture Creations embossing folders. The wide array of patterns are suitable for many occasions!

I hope you liked the card. Thanks so much for visiting!

Couture Creations Supplies:
 Craft Concepts Banners Nesting Dies