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…

Be Merry

Hi Papercrafters :)
My final Christmas Card for the year!  Yay!!
A twisted easel card, they always look so grand!!

Once again I have used 'It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas' collection from Ultimate Crafts.  I have had so much fun playing with this classic collection and I know my family and friends love the cards I have sent them this year.

This is a right fold twisted easel, which feels a bit back to front but looks wonderful when open. So with the fold on your right, take the bottom left hand corner and fold it against the crease line creating a mountain fold.

Here is a pic of the card when closed, you can see the fold line down the middle.  Remember, the folded side of the card is on the right!  It should create a bit of fun when it's being opened lol!

I fussy cut some of the beautiful big poinsettias from the paper pad and layered them in a pretty floral spray on the front. Other papers from the paper pad create the perfect backdrop!
Products Used: ULT15…

Christmas Sampler - Layout

Hi Papercrafters.
Today I am sharing a Christmas Sampler 🎄

I love that I get to create nine different mini layouts .... lots of dies, papers and photos! Once again, I am using Ultimate crafts 'It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas" collection .... you know how much I love it!! 💗

I am going to pop this layout into one of  the many 12" x 12" frames available from Couture Creations and display it on the wall this Christmas! I bet it gets noticed and admired by my family and friends!

Here I have used the Build a Tree Layering Die to create a dimensional Christmas Tree. I love this matt gold mirror card and have also tied it into my layout by using it as one of the backing cards.

I layered the 'Holly Branch Die' and shaped them into a wreath. 2mm pearls add an extra festive touch.

The papers in this collection are so rich and Christmassy; I have added a few flowers to create dimension.

Layers of card and paper add to the dimension and create a sense …