Couture Creations | C’est La Vie Cards

Hi Everyone, and welcome to my post today which features a pair of simple and economical cards created with the Cést La Vie collection being released by Couture Creations later this month. 

I have used A6 Kraft card bases from one of the popular Card & Envelope Sets produced by Couture Creations.  I love using these bases and envelopes as they are less than 40 cents per set, meaning that if I butcher a card base to create embellishments it is cheaper than cardstock – and I can always use the spare envelopes anyway.

The patterned papers are from the 6″x6″ and 12″x12″ Cést La Vie paper pads, including the butterfly and “Life is Beautiful” tabs.  You could just use the 6″x6″ paper pad, however I liked the spots being all the same colour so used the larger sheet of this paper.  The tag is from the Cést La Vie Diecut Ephemera pack and the tiny chipboard Bees are from the A Hive of Bees Chipboard set, which includes 20 pieces/Bees.

One of my favourite items from the C’est La Vie collection is the Butterflies & Roses Stamp and 3D Emboss A2 set.  As this is a 3D Embossing Folder you have to be very careful when using it with your Go Press & Foil Machine, as I have because it is of a higher quality with a deeper design – so no packing is needed and you may need to remove the lid to replace it with a B plate if it still too tight.

I have distressed the edges of all of my pieces of patterned paper and ephemera before inking them with coordinating inks and sponge daubers.  Keeping sponge daubers in a sealed case and having one for each colour prevents contamination and helps them to last a lot longer.  

Like the foiled 3D Embossing Folder design I have foiled the Thank You sentiment onto my butchered spare card base.  The Kraft is beautiful and smooth so it takes the foiling perfectly on both sides, as do all of the card bases in the Card & Envelope Sets range.

Well I guess that is it for me today, except to share some pictures of the individual cards and a list of the products I have used.

Products I have used: 

CO721964 Foam Mounting Tape – 12mm x 4m
CO721985 Double Sided Tape – 6mm x 50m
CO723817 3D Glue Spots (½” x 1/8” x 75 pieces)
CO724824 Go Cut & Emboss Machine
CO725032 Go Press & Foil Machine
CO725355 Heat Activated Foil Gold Foil (Vintage Matte Finish)
ULT158117 Hot Foil Stamp – SE – Thank You
CO725737 Cést La Vie 12″x12″ Paper Pad (24pgs)
CO725738 Cést La Vie 6″x6″ Paper Pad (24pgs)
CO725739 Cést La Vie Diecut Ephemera Set (43pcs)
CO725777 Cést La Vie Paper Doilies Set (25pcs)
CO725774 Cést La Vie Butterflies & Roses Stamp and A2 3D Emboss Set
CO725911 Cést La Vie  A Hive of Bees Chipboard Set (20pcs)
CO724849 Card & Envelope Set – A6 Kraft (50pcs each)
ULT157645 Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Cottonball
CO724289 English Roses (2cm) – White
CO725849 Sponge Dauber Storage Case (40pcs)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

Australiana Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to the reveal of the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) this week, a pair of Australiana themed cards created with the Open Road collection, cutting dies, fussy cutting and misting.  The class is on Tuesday 16 January at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, brown/pinecone edging inkpad, fussy cutting scissors (fine and sharp), foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Summer Splash Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to 2018 and the reveal of my first Cardmaking Class for 2018 thatI will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies), a stepped card created with the Kaisercraft Summer Splash collection, cutting dies, burlap, real shells and altered wooden flourishes.  The class is on Tuesday 9 January at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, fine tip glue, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Summer Splash Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

Welcome to 2018 and the reveal of my first Cardmaking Class for 2018 thatI will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies), a stepped card created with the Kaisercraft Summer Splash collection, cutting dies, burlap, real shells and altered wooden flourishes.  The class is on Tuesday 2 January at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, fine tip glue, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Wine Bottle Cardmaking Class

It’s that time of the week again when I reveal the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) which is a trio of Cards created with cutting dies, hot foil techniques, vellum and embossing.  The class is on Tuesday at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, fine tip glue, foam tape, dimensional magic/glossy accents and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Romantique Cardmaking Class

It’s that time of the week again when I reveal the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) which is a pair of Cards and a tag created with the Kaisercraft Romantique collection, cutting dies and my all time favourite new release in 2017 – the Go Press & Foil machine.  The class is on Tuesday at 10am and Wednesday at 6pm – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, edge distresser, glue stick, fine tip glue, foam tape and a score-pal.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Prima Zella Teal Cardmaking Class

It’s that time of the week again when I reveal the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Tuesday @ 10am and Wednesday @ 6pm, which is a set of Cards created with the Prima Zella Teal collection, cutting dies and lots of lovely layers.

The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer, black/brown/turquoise edging ink, fine tip glue, foam tape and score-pal if you have them.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream – Cardmaking Class

It’s that time of the week again when I reveal the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Tuesday @ 10am and Wednesday @ 6pm, which is a trio of Christmas Cards created with the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Bohemian Dream collection, cutting dies and just a bit of super fine white glitter.

The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer, lilac/purple edging ink, fine tip glue, foam tape and score-pal if you have them.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Cardmaking Class @ Scrapbook Fantasies

It’s that time of the week again when I reveal the Cardmaking Class I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Tuesday @ 10am, which is a pair of Christmas Cards created with the Kaisercraft Mint Wishes collection and my favourite tool – the Go Press & Foil Machine.

The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer, brown edging ink and score-pal if you have them.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Couture Creations 2017/18 Design Team Audition

Hi everyone and welcome to my Audition post for the Couture Creations 2017/18 Design Team.  And I am going to apologise up front for the length of this post, and I have actually culled it down to this size.

This first layout is created with this Audition in mind using papers and an embossing folder from the new Bohemian Bouquet collection and my trusty Go Press and Foil Machine.  I have layered the chipboard butterflies with blue, then scrunched green and finally iridescent pearl hot foils – a long process that is well worth the time.

I created this card with only cardstock and some of the Bohemian Bouquet cutting dies – and some bling and string.

I created this layout using some of my favourite cutting dies and layers of hot foils on wooden accents using my Go Press and Foil machine.  By layering transparent colours over other solid shades of hot foil I can create new and exciting colours and finishes.

This is a pair of layouts I have created using Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts products. 

What I am going to share now is a few of my cardmaking classes that feature a mixture of papers, embossing powders, cutting dies, embossing folders and hot foiling from both Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts.

And finally I have some of the layouts from my Scrapbooking classes using fabulous products from Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts.

Thank you for visiting my blog and bearing with me as I share some of my favourite projects created with my favourite products.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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