Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Hi Creators

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend Silly Sunday at Photo Continental to do a make and Take.. I created a banner using some awesome Core'dinations Glitter Silk Cardstock and the Couture Creations Madeline lace dies and Secret Treasures Dies ... For those of you who wanted to do some more of this banner and for those who just want to learn how to make 5 different flowers from the 1 die... here are the instructions

Start off by cutting white Glitter Silk Core'dinations Cardstock at 4" x 6". Then measure the piece 2" from the length and 2" from the width. Then cut from each corner into the measurement cross to form a banner, as below.
Using the Madeline Lace Die Lacy 8 cut some Core'dinations cardstock in a contrasting colour. Then cut the round section in half and then one half into quarters. Cut the square piece into quarters also.
Add to your banners with  Couture Creations Mini Glue Spots.
Adhere half of lace die to banner. Using the Couture Creations Secret Treasures Die Retro Flower cut 3 die cuts from your contrasting cardstock. Then pinch each petal and bend upwards, stack flowers as shown below adhering together with Couture Creations Craft Glue Spots and adhere to banner


 Add the tiny retro flower randomly over banner.

 Cut another Lacy 8 die cut and cut circle in half for this banner.. add a quarter of the die cut to top corner of banner and the half to the left hand side. Cut 3 more retro flowers curling the ends of the petals with a skewer, slightly bend petals upward... stack flowers as per pic below finishing with a single med retro flower. Adhere to banner
Adhere a full round Lacy 8 Die cut to a Banner with Mini Glue Spots. 

Cut another 3 Retro Flowers and stack them off centre from large to med. Using the Couture Creations Paper Piercer from the Handheld Essentials Kit to place a hole through the centre. Add a brad through the hole. Spritz with water and scrunch petals around brad. Spritz each layer and repeat scrunch until all petals are scrunched around brad. Spread out petals to desired shape and let dry. Adhere to middle of lace dice cut.

 Adhere 1 corner of Lacy 8 die cut to banner.

Cut 2 Retro Flower die cuts and spritz well with water. Squeeze petals together and twist... do not twist to hard as petals will tear off. Just enough so that the look like they are on their side.
let dry and stack as pictured below. Adhere to banner and place small flowers randomly
Adhere 2 corners from Lacy 8 Die to Banner to form an arch. 
Cut 2 Retro Flower Die Cuts and using the skewer slightly curl the end of each petal.
Stack as per the picture below and adhere to banner as shown.
 Finish all flowers with Couture Creations Glitzin Glamour Crystalina in the centres... Finish all  Banners with Couture Creations Secret Treasures Ivy Die Cuts tucked under flowers.
Staple complete banners to length of ribbon.
I hope this shows just how versatile the Couture Creations Secret Treasures Retro Flower Die can be.. and how this die and all the great Couture Creations Dies would be a great asset to your crafting stash.
Thanks for dropping by and Keep on Creating!

Couture Creations Products Used
CO723531 Secret Treasures Dies Ivy
CO723524 Secret Treasures Dies Retro Flowers
CO723241 Madeline Lace Dies Lacy 8
CO721986 Handheld Essentials
CO723815 Mini Glue Spots
CO723816 Craft Glue Spots
CO721971 Glitzin Glamour Crystalina

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Hi Creators

Tracey here again... I love my youngest daughter very much but sometimes she is a handful to say the least. This little girl makes me laugh on a daily basis and she really is all innocence and fun but... sometimes she is a Bad Angel


Emboss black cardstock with Couture Creations Harmony Clay Bricks Embossing Folder and then brayer with paint let dry... do this with 2 pieces of cardstock

Cut pieces from the brick wall to add randomly to layout.. I have used both pieces together to form a longer piece as above.

To make wing cut multiple Couture Creations Secret Treasures Feather from white cardstock and cut top down, pinch end to give it some dimension and layer into wing shape.

I added in some real feather down and added some Couture Creations Glitz n Glamour Crystalina to the odd feather.

I have cut a piece of white cardstock with the Secret Treasures perforated Mesh Die and using a Sponge Dauber rubbed it with black ink.. then I have torn it in half and scrunched it and places it over the top of my brick wall.
Cut a Secret Treasures Cameo from black cardstock edge with white paint... add some tiny text and place over top of mesh and other embellies.
I cut my photo from an 8" x 10" photograph to suit my wing but it can be made any size to suit.
This great feather is so versatile and can be made into many things or just used on its own..
I am sure you will love this die as much as I do.
Thanks for stopping in and Keep on Creating!
Couture Creations Products Used
CO723535 Secret Treasures Cameo
CO723523 Secret Treasures Perforated Mesh
CO723516 Secret Treasures Feather
CO723637 Harmony Clay Bricks
CO721971 Glitz n Glamour Crystalina
CO721963 18mm Foam Mounting Tape