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Masculine Quick Cards

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Hi Papercrafters
Today I have three quick Masculine Cards using the newly released Gentleman's Emporium Collection from Couture Creations.

My first Card "Cherish" uses the foiled Pocket Watch. 
This is popped up on a simple background of papers and is the focus of the card.
The pale gold foil is perfect and a bit understated which I love. 



My second Card uses papers and embellishments from the Ephemera set. 
I also used the Square Gentleman's corner die. It is so beautiful and intricate and cuts so beautifully! The Happy Birthday sticker was from the Tiny Words sticker Sheet, I coloured the gold with a black permanent marker.


For my third card I did a simple score and fold on my score board to simulate a shirt. The paper size I cut was 6" long x 3" wide. And I score 1 1/4" in from top left to 3" down from top right.


I cut the little button from the watch paper in the paper pad and gently curved the shirt collar to add dimension.  I then finished …

'Live, Love, Laugh' Card

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Hi Paper Friends
Today another pretty card using the lovely Butterfly Garden.

The beautiful muted colours, butterflies, flowers and pearls create a sweet little card that is sure to delight its receiver!

I used lots of layers, some were laid flat, some raised with foam dots, some distressed, some not.

I do love these big full flowers that are distributed by Couture Creations. It only takes one as a focal point to create a pretty card. Adorned with paper leaves cut from some ephemera, butterflies cut form patterned paper and a pretty ornate corner die, cut from paper.

Take a moment to shape your butterfly wings, attach wings with foam tape and the bodies with wet adhesive to give it a wonderful dimentional appearance!

Hope you like it and it gives you some creative ideas!

Products Used CO726533 - Butterfly Garden Sheet 6 CO726534 - Butterfly Garden Sheet 7 CO725943 - Midday Corner Decorative Die CO726540 - Diecut Ephemera ULT157655 - Pearls CO724300A- La Belle Vintage Blooms CO723931 -…

Hello Friend!

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Hi Papercrafters 😁
I am still having so much fun with Butterfly Garden. Such a beautiful and easy to use collection.

I have made a simple little card that is so much fun, pretty quick to make too!

Let's check out how I made it! Cut Ivory card stock 5 1/4" x 10 1/2". Score at 2 5/8" and 5 1/4". Fold, mountain then valley.Cut a second piece of Ivory card stock 4" x 9 1/2". Score at 4 3/4" x 7 3/8". Fold mountain then valley.
3. Cover both cards with patterned paper.

4. Attach the two layers together, and decorate front with ephemera

5. I die cut the 'Ornate Corner and 'Hello Friend'  mini dies with the Go Cut and Emboss machine. I then put the die cut pieces of card through the Go Press and Foil machine using the thicker metal plate and a card shim. They foiled beautifully!


I also cut some scrap ivory cardstock and placed it on the second front section to write a message.



PRODUCTS USED
CO726532 - Sheet 5 Butterfly Garden CO726533 -…

A quick little beauty!

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Hi Papercrafters 😃
Today I have been playing with the beautiful Butterfly Garden Collection from Couture Creations.


I wanted to create a quick little card, let's face it, a quick pretty card always has a place in our repetoire! 
I also wanted it to have a little bit of interest!



It was easy to create such a pretty front to the card by simply fussy cutting paper to. I co-ordinated it inside with a check design and used the sentiment panel of another sheet of paper as an internal concertina runner. To this I attached butterflies. 

It really is a quickie, why not have a play yourself!

Here's How! Cover a 4" x 6" card in black card. Attach patterned paper to front cut from sheet 07A (Butterfly Garden Collection).


Trim the large cream Butterfly from the Ephemera set and attach - body flat and two layers of foam under the wings. Attach sentimentCover inside with sheet 11A.Cut sentiment panel from sheet 4A, 8" x 1 1/2". Score at 2", 4" and 6". Concer…

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
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