A 'Lavish Ball Gown' Card

Hi my crafty friends. 
New Video!!
Have you discovered the cut and foil dies, all done in one pass, with the quality cutting that Couture Creations is renowned for?

Today I have a new video (find it further down the page), that explains how to use them, all bits, even the leftovers, and I show you how to make my 'Lavish Ball Gown' card.
This new collection, (Lavish Ballroom) of cut and foil dies are simply wonderful, you will have many creative hours of fun with them, there is a wonderful selection to choose from and they are in the shops now!

So I created a simple little card fold for my 'lavish' card base and selected a luscious two colour palette of gold and white.  Here are some photos:

Click on the Video and learn about the new cut and foil dies, and see me make this pretty card 😊

Products Used: ULT200001 - 12" x 12" Cardstock Snow White ULT157876 - Foiled Paper Pad CO725410 - Mirror Foil Board Gold CO725345 - G…

Highland Christmas Scrapbook Layout

Hi Papercrafters
I am scrapping today with the traditional 'Highland Christmas' collection from Couture Creations. 
Have you got yours yet? 
Isn't it so traditionally festive?

I started with 'sheet 3' from the Highland Christmas 12" Paper  Pad and added a red tartan matt cut to 4 1/2" wide x 7" tall, distressed edges and attached with foam tape. Next I added the doilies, cut in half and attached flat. I then added some strips to the left and bottom right before sanding and attaching my photo with foam tape.

I love the chipboard designs from Couture Creations, and used a few on my page!  I foiled them all in my very favourite colour foil ..... Rose Gold!
 CO726489 Christmas Corner Set - Chipboard CO726500 Mini Holly Branches CO726296 Hanging Baubels - Chipboard

Foiled and sparkling in Rose Gold!
Next, I created a floral bouquet and slipped in a die cut deer ... so cute!

I then focused on the top left corner for balance.  I fussy cut the bow and Christma…

Traditional Christmas Trio

Hi Papercrafters
Today I am playing with the latest 'Highland Christmas' from Couture Creations. It is a festive traditional collection with all things Christmassy!

As well as beautiful papers, this collection comes with beautiful dies, embossing folders, foil stamps and even chipboard. So Christmas Card making is sorted!
A Trio of quick and easy cards should start the season of Christmas Card making of to a great start! 
I believe we only have about 16 weeks to go 😜.
I have used two of the new mini dies in this collection. They are inexpensive and cut so beautifully! This is the Highland Reindeer, you can choose to have him with or without antlers that come with this mini set, isn't he gorgeous!

For each of my cards, I cut a base from 'sheet 9' of the collection, 3 7/8" x 5 7/8" and distressed the edges. 

The three images I chose were from sheet 7, (oh just look at the other beautiful elements on this sheet, so many possibilities!)

I cut my card bases …

Invitation Pocket Card by Collette Mitrega

Hi Papercrafters
Today I have a very useful 'Invitation Pocket' that can be used for weddings or gatherings of any kind!

The invitation is detailed on the front of the pocket and there is room inside for additional information like maps, RSVP, wishing wells etc!

The newly released 'Special Occasions' paper from Couture Creations adds a touch of richness with it's beautiful foil details and the addition of the silver Peacock adds a touch of the mystical!

I have kept the colour palette classic and simple, white and silver, and the card and paper selection from Couture  Creations have given me plenty to choose from!

A simple silver ribbon and beautiful adhesive silver & pearl set (50 in a pack) add a touch of richness.
The pocket card is real simple to make: here is the plan starting with a piece of  10.5" x 5" piece of  snow white cardstock. 
You will also need to put a strip of double sided tape on the bottom of the center back, (to seal the bottom of…

'Happy Birthday' - Card

Hi Papercrafters
Today I have a lovely gold and white birthday card for that special friend.

What can go wrong with beautiful papers, a pallette of gold and white and some lovely textural elements!
I started by creating a 4" x 6" closed card base, and then used the new frame " Loving Flourishes Frame Die" by Ultimate Crafts.

Once the frame was stuck down, I played with lots of beautiful textural elements!

I added some multi coils of twine and some of the gorgeous 2mm adhesive pearls to form part of a circle.
Next I wrapped some of the new paper 'Special Occasions' "Gold Damask Foil', (the photos do not do the foiling justice, it is truly beautiful!), around a fine pencil, taped the ends together and attached them to the card; three coils, different lengths. Did you know it looks so much better if you work in odd numbers!
Then my favourite large flower takes pride of place and I tucked a soft beige feather, gold sprays and a little bow behind it.


Magnetic Platform & Die Cutting

Hi Papercrafters
On my recent travels I have often been asked about the Magnetic Platform by Couture Creations and if it is a worthy investment. 

To support that answer, I thought I would do a quick video to show you why I love the Couture Creations Magnetic Platform, and of course, I have made a simple little card  just for you 😉.

The Video
A few more pics 😀

Couture Creations products Used:Magnetic Platform - CO725716 Go Cut & Emboss Machine -  'Grateful' Stamp & Die Set - ULT157744 'Holly Berry Sprig Set' - CO724946 'Snow White Cardstock' - ULT200001 Camden Beaded Flower - CO724298A Special Occasions Gold Swiss Dot Foil - CO726398 Mirror Foil Board Matt - CO725410

I hope you have enjoyed my post and video and that it has given you some creative inspiration. Until next time
Collette 💞

Multi Step Card - Let's Celebrate by Collette Mitrega

Happy 2018 my papercrafting friends! May all your dreams come true!

To kick the year off I have made a video especially for you on the easy yet wonderful ... Multi Step Card!
I have had so much fun playing with the Ritz Collection, have you seen it?

It is full of neutral backgrounds and has amazing foils, panels, borders and die cuts. I must confess I have a few of the 12" and 6" paper pads in my stash .... it's just so easy to use and I love that!
I have been making these multi step cards for years and my family and friends love them; so I thought I would share with you lovely peeps! 

It is quite a simple and quick card to make and I am sure it will become a favourite card foundation!

So go grab a cuppa and take 13 minutes or so to watch my video, I do hope you can find the time!

PRODUCTS USED: The Ritz Collection - Gatsby: 12" Paper Pad ULT157826 | 6" Paper Pad ULT157827  Other ArtDeco Creations Products: Snow White Cardstock ULT200001 | Obsidian Cardstock ULT20…