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Hobbydots

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Hi there Papercrafters
So excited 😮
Couture Creations have these fun hobby dots and 3D card kits for us to play with!

There is a range to choose from and each pack has everything you need (except adhesives) to make three cards!

I have so many little tips and tricks to show you on these and have made a video just for you!
But first a couple more images!



Finally Here is my video. Hope you enjoy!
https://youtu.be/Hvy80SXrbtY


Check back for my next video, I will show you how to make a presentation window box to put your dimensional cards into.
Couture Creations Products Used Hobby Dots - CO726797 Tiny Words & Phrases - AD288800 Double Sided Tape - CO721985 3D Foam Strips - CO723899 Eazy Runner Grande - 3L01250 Premium Craft Glue - H00018 Applicator Bottle - CO724574 Scoreboard - CO726342 Teflon Non Stick Scissors - CO725038

Thanks for dropping in, have fund creating
Collette xxx



Scrapbook Layout

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Hi Papercrafters 😃
Today I have a lovely scrapbook layout using 'Le Petit Jardin' .... such a pretty and flexible collection.

I have used lots of layering and stressed edges. Here is how I started my page.



I love this 'Morning Flourish' decorative die and seem to be popping it everywhere on my cards and layouts at the moment. 

I love scattering a few sequins on my layouts, they add a hard 'anchored' elament, and also fill a space easily. This particular colour is amazing and seems to go with everything and makes a nice change from gold ... I love it! (Mixed Sequins).
There is lots of dimension on this page, including the flowers which I fussy cut from papers in the 12x12 Paper Pad (CO725434).

By cutting out several flowers you can use foam tape to build them up. I stressed the edges, spritzed with water and shaped the leaves.


I also love adding some cheesecloth for textural softness.

Isn't foiling chipboard the best? The foiled frame and sentiment match t…

Pull Up Card

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Hi Papercrafters.
I have had lots of requests to make the Pull Card and show you how to do it on a video ..... so I have😄.

The Petite Jardin 12x12 Paper Pad was a perfect paper choice, gorgeous colours and lots of small designs! This is an easy and impressive card to add to your card making portfolio and it will definitely have that surprise factor many of us look for.

The papers were so pretty I ended up making three! You can see pics of two of them here, the third is on the video. 

Here are some more pics to wet your appetite!


I made one a few months ago for a special friend and popped lots of mini photos on. It was such a hit!





Finally here is the Link to the VIDEO, or click the picture below, sit back and enjoy and then play!
https://youtu.be/TUnmXXl2pKc



Couture Creations Products Used: CO725413 - 12x12 Paper Pad CO723973 - Paper Trimmer C0724574 - Applicator Bottle ULT200031 Cardstock Cypress Pine ULT200048 - Cardstock French Vanilla ULT200011 - Cardstock Mystique
For Stockists c…

'Jardin' Exploding Card & Video Tutorial

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'Jardin' Exploding Card!Hi Papercrafters. 😊

The 'Petite Jardin' Collection from Couture Creations is pretty and easy to use for all your papercrafting projects. An eclectic mix of florals, stripes, geometric designs both in soft and strong colourways.

The range has beautiful papers, dies, hotfoil stamps, chipboard and stamps, and really, choosing is the hardest part!

I was drawn to the beautiful border, flourish and branches dies;  these dies I could use on most cards, totally drop dead gorgeous!

 I wanted a card with a little surprise inside so I worked out the measurement for an exploding insert following one of my favourite Tea Bag fold Designs.





 It works beautifully! 
You can see exactly how I made this in the video I have put together for you 😉 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6rL3cA312I



I do hope you get a chance to create this little fun card and to shop for some beautiful products! Here's what I used:
PRODUCTS USED:CO725434 - 12"x12" Paper Pad  U…

Rose Vine Card by Collette Mitrega

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Welcome Papercrafters.
Today I have a couple of cards using the wonderful Modern Essentials, Cut, Foil and Emboss Dies. I love a die that does it all and have selected the nesting  Rose Vine Frames to feature on my cards.

I seem to be a 'golden mood' at the moment! Again I have chosen gold and white, but am loving how elegant that combination looks!

I layered this up differently, instead of the thick metal shim, I used two of the thinner ones which foiled and cut beautifully!


I had some beautiful left over bits of foil when I cut out the frames, way too good to throw out so I simply used my Go Press & Foil machine to attach the foiled frame to some card.

To do this I put the thick shim on my Go press and Foil machine, put the foil gold side down, then my card and I used 2 card shims. It all attached beautifully! Not bad for leftovers!


Love the leaves 2 stickers. They come in so handy!
Products Used CO726462 - Cut Foil & Emboss Nesting Nesting Rose Vine Frame CO725385 -…

A 'Lavish Ball Gown' Card

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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 😊 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRmBybWpKs0

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

Highland Christmas Scrapbook Layout

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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…