Couture Creations Day FIVE!

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.

AND we want to thank you for your patience with our website. I would like to say this is going to be a quick fix for us but we are still  having are changing servers/hosting companies so it’s going to take some time to get it resolved.  If for any reason you come back and you can’t get on just head over to our Facebook page…we are posting there so you don’t miss anything!

And don’t forget to enter to win win win!  You guys have been SO PATIENT with us that we are offering another giveaway! Comment on THIS blog post for a chance to win this!

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Please allow 3-4 weeks for shipping. Products may vary due to availability but winner will be notified to choose a substitute. Winners have two weeks from  date chosen to respond to claim their prizes. Must be 18 to win.

AND we have our Rafflecopter giveway, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 First up we have Designer Clare Buswell with some really fabulous cards. Clare add so much detail to her cards…it’s incredible!  For this first card, she did so much sanding. And she inked her yellow cardstock from the Pastel’s pack with some brown ink after she sanded the embossed design. It really shows of the embossing, don’t you think?

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Supply List:
Core Essentials Pastels

Core Essentials Neutrals
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy Couture Creations – Smooch embossing folder, Tatted Lace Doily Die
Sentiment Sticker – SRM Press, Bling from Want2Scrap, Ribbon May Arts, Big Shot, Memento Desert Sand ink

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Supplies:

Core Essentials Brights
Core Essentials Neutrals
Sand It Gadget
Dust Buddy
Sentiment Sticker – SRM Press, Bling from Want2Scrap, Ribbon May Arts, Big Shot.

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Designer Vivian Keh used a super cool technique on this layout. Yes, I am sure you have seen rolled paper before but check out how fun it looks with torn Core???  We will have more on this to come soon ;)And the pocket she created with the Fantasia doily die is brilliannt!

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SUPPLIES:
Core’dinations – “Snowflake” from Neutrals Collection, “Bordeaux” and “Antique Moss” from Graphic 45 Signature Series Collection, “Love Potion” from Brights Collection, Core Tags
Couture Creations – Doily Die
Hampton Art – Sentiment Stamp and Insect Stamps
Inkadinkado – Bird Stamp
Memento – Dye Inks
Really Reasonable Ribbon – Seam Binding and Organza

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And here is Designer Tracy Gruber with a super cute card. LOVE this color combo so much!

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Supplies:
-Core’dinations Brights, Darks, and Neutrals paper pads
-Core’dinations Black Magic 6×6 card stock pack
-Sand It Gadget
-Dust Buddy
-Couture Creations Dazzling Doily Die
-Couture Creations Super Powder Puff embossing folder
-Lawn Fawn On The Mend stamp set
-Copics: C1, C3, C5, Y06, V12, V15
-May Arts Ribbon
-Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
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 And a few very fabulous layouts from Designer Suzanna Lee:  Loving the mix of patterns with the Fancy Pants Core Impressions as the base.

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Supply List:
Coredinations Whitewash
Coredinations Essentials Bright and Neutrals
Coredintations Tags Pastel
Coredinations Tim Holtx & Ranger Distress
Core Impressions: Fancy Pants
Coredinations Sand it Gadget
Coredinations Dust Buddy
Couture Creations Dream Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Very Flint Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Celestial Doily Die
Couture Creations Double sided tape
Candi: Craftwork Cards
Patterned Paper: Elle’s Studio
Project Life cards
Chipboard: Fancy Pants
Twine: The Twinery
Silhouette Cameo

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AND check this out! Suzanna embossed her flowers using the Dream Embossing folder and then cut them out and used them as embellishments on her layout. Clever AND CUTE..that’s what we love about this partnership. So many easy things you can do with Core and Couture Creations products.

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Supply List:
Coredinations Vintage 6×6 and 12×12
Coredinations Spotted Tillie Dot
Coredinations Super Assortment So Mod
Coredinations David Tutera Tags
Coredinations Sand it Gadget
Coredinations Dust Buddy
Couture Creations Dream Embossing Folder
Couture Creations Celestial Doily Die
Couture Creations Double sided tape
Letter Die: QuicKutz
Dimesional Stickers: Jolee’s
Butterflies: Heidi Swapp
Stapler: Tim Holtz
Scor Pal

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Jennifer Edwards is up next with a great layout using impressions of the Fantasia Doily does. An other GREAT color combo!!!

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Supplies:
White Wash  - Grandpa’s Trunk, Grandma’s Rocker
Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection – Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutter, Tumbled Glass
Vintage Collection – Lemonade
Sand It Gadget

Dust Buddy
Naturals – Gibraltar, Nightfall
Couture Creations – ‘Irish Dreams’ Fantasia Collection, double sided tape 6mm x 50m

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And a layout from me, Ellen Sosnoski. I sanded over the Heart Nesting dies for a fun background for this summer fun layout:

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Supplies:

Brights Collection pack

Vintage Cardstock

Core Couture (blue and yellow)

Tim Holtz Kraft Core

Queen & Co Washi Tape

Couture Creations pearls and Nesting Dies

May Arts Ribbon

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That about does it for us for this week! Again, we thank you for your patience. We, too, are at the mercy of technology sometimes!

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