July 24, 2014

December Daily Album - By Mel Connell.

Merry Christmas in July Everyone! xxxx

Don't you just love Christmas? I do I love it all. All the cornet decorations, the cookie making, the tree trimming, the wrapping presents and making special things. 

I though I would get a jump on Christmas this year and get my December Daily album ready to rock. I have used a bunch of the completely gorgeous Couture Creations Christmas dies that are soon to be released. They are just so yummy I am lost for words. Wait till you see them all. I've used some Couture creations patterned paper and also I have used some relish cupboard from our good friends over at Imaginarium Designs. We are doing a Blog hop with them in a few weeks to be sure to keep your eyes open for the collision of awesomeness that will be Couture Creations and Imaginarium Designs

So lets get started. I chose one of the many small ring binder albums on the market at the moment. Cover the entire front and back with some red polka dot paper from the Sew Jo Paper pad by Couture Creations.

Die cut your self a Doily in white paper, add some shimmer to this with some rub or sprays. Cut your self one Bubble Tree. I cut it in white also and then spritzed it with green glimmer mist. Set this aside to dry for a while. 

Last of all you need one of the new Merry Christmas die cuts. Isn't this die just amazing. This is going to be a favourite of mine for a very very long time I think. 

Choose some embellishments to compliment what you already have happening and arrange to suit on the front of your album. I have used the Couture Creations Pearls to add centres to my flowers. 

Layer everything up and tuck in a few of your favourite chipboard pieces from Imaginarium Designs just to finish everything off. 

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Thanks for stopping by Again. xxx

July 12, 2014

Adore by Mel Connell

Hello All, Welcome to July. 
I just cannot believe how quickly this year is passing, it really must have to do with "Time flies when your having fun"!

This Month I wanted to use one of the super cool new A4, yes you read that right, A4 Embossing Folders by Couture Creations. My goodness did I fall in love with see as soon as I saw them. Imagine the possibilities. 

So I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a Letter pressed background for a Layout. 
I used some smooth white cardstock for this. Textured will work, you will just get a more rustic finish which is also beautiful. 
You will also need some non-permanant pigment ink for this. 

Are you ready??? 

Ok, so start by inking up directly onto your embossing folder on the inside. you only need to do one side of the folder, not both. 

Place your cardstock into your embossing fold, close and run throughout your machine, being careful not to let your cardstock move. 

Once you have embossed the cardstock carefully peel your embossing folder open to reveal the letter pressed background. Set these aside to dry or dry off with a heat tool. 

Layer up a 12x12 sheet of white cardstock with a layer of yellow spotted paper from the Coutre Creations 12x12 patterned paper pad Sew Jo. I just love this paper pad, especially these spotted papers. Top of the layering with your letter pressed cardstock. I did four pieces and cut them to match the pattern. As I used the Border, Tags and More, this is a combination of borders tags and a larger embossing panel, I embossed four sections and cut to size for my layout. 

Cut yourself one of the many gorgeous border Dies that Couture Creations have. I used the Chandaliers set, and cut it in white cardstock. I gave this a coat of lemon shimmer ink. 

I used some gorgeous chipboard pieces from Imaginarium Designs on this layout. We are doing a blog hop with them a little later in the month so be sure to watch out for the amazing work that will cmd from this collaboration. I painted them all white, and added some Crystalina Glitzn Glamour Glue to the butterflies to give them a little sparkle. 

I finished off my layout with a sprinkling of gorgeous Couture Creations Pearls. 

I love this Letter Press look, it gives such a gorgeous soft finish that can be used on just about any project. 

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