Saturday, 14 February 2015

Couture Creations 2015 Design Team Audition

Couture Creations make some of my favourite die and embossing folders.  If you haven't seen their products before, you can check out their website, blog, Instagram or Facebook pages.
 I love that they are an Australian company, so I get to support Australian craft!

I am very excited to see a call on their blog for the 2015 Design Team.
I use many of their products on a regular basis in scrapbooking and card making so it would be such a fantastic opportunity to be part of the Design Team.

Here are my five designs that showcase my use and love of Couture Creations products.

Happy Birthday

Starting with an embossed background (Irish Clubs), I've then cut two doilies using a die from the Cameo range and placed them side by side.  I saved the die cut release paper from the doily die cuts and used these as my 'patterned' paper - great recycling! This card uses my two current favourite Couture products - quick release die paper (this paper is amazing! If you haven't tried it, your die cutting will never be the same!!!) and the Vintage Rose Classic Vine Die.  I cut six of the Vintage Vine die and layered them on top of one another over the release paper so that it looked like a frame.  To finish off the card I've added some of the new sparkly  Crystal 2mm gemstones.

Flower and Butterfly Card

I've started with an overlay die from the Momento Collection Ornamental Lace Cutting Dies (Tied Together).  I've die cut embellishments with the Vintage branch die (Vintage Rose Collection), Funky flowers die (Secret Treasures Collection) and a butterfly die (from the 3-in-1 range).  The flower and the butterfly are cut from Vintage Rose Patterned Paper.  I've used 3 layers on the butterfly to give it dimension and look like fluttering wings.  The top and bottom layers are Vintage Rose Paper and the middle is quick release paper - don't throw away those scraps!  The decorative print on the Quick Release Die Paper makes it perfect as a bonus embellishment after you have used it to die cut.  Couture Creations Gemstones have been added to the butterfly and the background die.

Cup Cake Tower

The Vintage Rose papers remind me of afternoon teas, china cups and homemade treats.  Perfect for using to decorate this cupcake tower.
I started by covering all pieces of the tower in Vintage Rose Collection Paper. I used the scalloped border die (Momento Collection Ornamental Lace) as a decorative trim around both tiers and added butterfly die cuts (Van Roe Collection) sitting on top of greenery cut with the Vintage Vine die.  Couture Creations Gemstones add some sparkle to the butterflies and the 2mm Gemstones have been placed around the circumference of both tiers. Finally I have placed a doily die from The Treasures Collection Ornamental Lace Cutting Dies range on the top tier.

To Do Blackboard

I bought this chalk board a while ago and knew I wanted to 'pretty' it up.
What better way than with Couture dies and paper?
Using the Vintage Rose Paper I've cut embellishments with flower and Victorian frame nesting dies, and a butterfly & leaf die from the Van Roe Collection.  I have again made use of my quick release die paper 'off cuts' with the border die I used on my cupcake tower above.

Pocket Page

 I have recently become a lover of Pocket Page scrapbooking. It will never replace my love of creating a traditional 12x12 scrapbook layout, but I love the simplicity and speed it provides when documenting my photos.  And most of it will allow me to get my hundreds (ok, ok thousands) of photos off the phone/computer and into albums where they can be enjoyed.  I mean isn't that WHY we take photos?

On this page I have used the Vintage Rose Collection paper, 4 dies from Secret Treasures Collection (banner, zig zag, ticket stubs and tabbed card), nesting flower die and the Vintage branch die (Vintage Rose Collection) and added
Champagne 2 mm Gemstones to highlight the cards.  I've rounded the corners of the cards with the Couture Creations corner rounder.

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.
Good luck to everyone who applies!


  1. Great project good luck with the call

  2. Yay! Trace has a blog :) :)
    Love all your projects, Good Luck.

    1. Thanks Jak!!! I'm starting to find my way around. I may need to call on your expertise! Xx

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. Every single one of these is phenomenal!! My all time favourite is the cupcake tower although it's WAY too cute to get dirty. Shall we put our cupcakes on the table while we admire it (& your fabulousness)?!

    1. I'll keep you around! 😘😘
      Let buy a CHINA can never have too much prettiness you know!! Xx

  4. Brilliant 1st post. Good luck with the audition... I am sure you'll make it

  5. congrats and welcome to the DT for 2015, looking forward to the year ahead :)