Couture Creations Day THREE!

June 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Queen & Co.

We are here having fun this week with Couture Creations. It’s no secret that Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock looks fabulous with dies and embossing folder especially when you sand, sand, sand!  Couture Creations is  an Australian owneda & loved brand, Couture Creations is the culmination of 20 years experience in the scrapbooking industry. From its final inception in 2010, Couture Creations has been devoted to producing expertly designed, high quality products overseen by veteran designers & crafters for a result that is both simple and elegant.

Make sure you head over to their BLOG, PINTERESTFACEBOOK pages to find out all the other chances you can win. Here is a sneak of what is going on over there today.  Please keep in mind we are in two different time zones so in case we are off on our times bit please forgive us.   We are getting our coffee ready when they are getting ready for bed.

We are happy that you hung in there with us this week that we shortned all of our posts into a few so it would be easier for our readers and not have to jump from post ot post. Sound good?  Oh and as a thank you we are offering ANOTHER giveaway so make sure you check THIS POST!!!!

First up Designer Kate Noal Denham explains how she created this gorgeous card using Couture Creations Doily dies and embossing folder from the Sweet Dreams collection:



1)  Create a 4.5″x 6″ card base out of a piece of Cream Core’dinations Cardstock.

2)  Emboss a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of Blueberry cardstock from Coredinations Chocolate Box Collection with Couture Creations embossing folder.

3)  Trim embossed cardstock to 4″ x 5.5.”

4)  Lightly sanded embossed image using the Sandit Gadget, so as the Blueberry color shows, and then clean the dust off using the Dust Buddy.

5)  Add VersaMark and sprinkle clear embossing powder over the entire 4″x5.5″ embossed paper.

6)  Heat embossing powder until a lovely sheen appears.

7)  Now add this piece of embossed Blueberry cardstock to the card base, leaving an even amount of matting on all sides.

8)  Die cut a piece of Rivulet from Core’dinations Vintage 6″x6″ Collection using  Couture Creations Doily Die.

And a close up of that fabulous sanding!!! :):):)


9)  Trim two sides of the die cut paper so that it is flush against the bottom right of the embossed paper on the card base.

10)  Before added the trimmed doily to the card, sand the edges a bit using the Sandit Gadget. Don’t forget to use the Dust Buddy!

11)  Add foam dots to the backside of the doily (I used Helmar Zapdots) and place on the bottom right of the embossed paper.

      12) Punch a circle out of the Cream cardstock used to create the base.

  13) Trim two edges of the circle so that it is flush with the doily.  Add to the doily.

  14) Cut a one inch banner out of some more Blueberry Chocolate Box Cardstock.  Sand it a bit.

  15) Stamp sentiment on banner and adhere stamped banner to the bottom third of the doily/circle.

  16) Add a few pearls around the outside of the circle.

  17) Give to someone for their birthday!

 I really enjoyed using Couture Creations products with Core’dinations Cardstock!  The embossing folders are really crisp and the embossing really stands out on all the Core’dinations Cardstock.  The doily die is incredibly intricate, yet it cut through the hearty Core’dinations Cardstock like butter.  I look forward to playing with these product again!  ~Kate



Next up Designer Shaunte Wadley with fabulous pr0jects! Shaunte really works color combos that are just perfection!


Again…Couture Creations Fresh and Fun Embossing folders and Doily dies

 Core Essentials

The background is BasicGrey Core Impressions

Misc Buttons

Silhouette Cameo

And next up a super cute gift bag and card:
The topper is the Couture Creations die mounted on a circle and then folded in half to top the bag.
The gift card is embossed with the Couture Creations die from the Sweet Dreams embossing folder line.



22 Responses to “Couture Creations Day THREE!”
  1. Donna O'Neil says:

    That is awesome! Love the way they look.

  2. I love yur products and when you pair them with Coredinations it is even better.Thier paper makes your embossing folders stand out even more.

  3. Angel Chambers says:

    Step #17) give to someone for their birthday… Lol, too cute! I LOVE the chocolate box w/the blueberry! Yum! All of these projects are spectacular! I have commented on most of them on facebook already and it would be superficial of me to write the same things on here, but I must say… I LOVE these two companies together! Gorgeous projects result!

  4. Shari Moore says:

    Have been looking at the stock and deciding on whether to obtain some or not, but after seeing all these postings, am lovin it. TFS

  5. Alexia Misso says:

    The combination of the two different products is just fabulous! Love the outcome of them all, thanks for so much inspirations!

  6. Susan Huber says:

    Love the way these turned out! 🙂

  7. Jess S says:

    Some great projects! I love how your cardstock looks embossed and sanded. 😀

  8. queenbanana says:

    Wow, really elegant. Have so enjoyed your collaboration this week. Going right now to take these tired Friday bones and have some fun at my craft desk. Will have to share with you what you inspired!! Thanks again and for the chance to win.

  9. Carolyn says:

    They all look fantastic! These products together are a marriage made in heaven!

  10. Karen Schroeder says:

    The projects are awesome!!! Love them all…great dies and folders using the best cardstock ever!

  11. Elizabeth P says:

    Simply marvelous !! I just remembered why I buy so much Core !

  12. TracyM #6773 says:

    FABULOUS projects ladies!!!

    LOVE how you have combined your Core with Couture Creations to create beautiful and exciting projects for us – THANK YOU for sharing your techniques and inspiration!!!

  13. Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) says:

    So glad you are back up and running. Yay… These projects are amazing. Nothing like saying wow everytime you scroll a lil farther. All of the projects have been so inspiring.

  14. 311Linz says:

    I am loving all of these blogs with instructions. Not only can I get inspiration from them, but I am told step by step how to recreate the look. Thanks so much!

  15. Sue D says:

    Wonderful projects!

  16. Barb Wagar says:

    I really like the die cuts and the embossing on the papers. Nice!

  17. Kathy schlegle says:

    Love the die cuts awesome project ideas.

  18. Debi says:

    Love what you did with these!

  19. Jean Bullock says:


  20. Julie A. Shearer says:

    Wow ….great projects !! Love all the fun colors on the layout and the cards are beautiful . TFS .

  21. katrina greve says:

    Love your products and way you used them in your designs.

  22. Denise Bryant says:

    Great projects! Love all that color and texture!

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