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Traditional Christmas Trio

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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

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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

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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.


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