March 26, 2015

Trio of Thank You Cards by Mel Connell

Hello once again one and all. 
It is with a sad tone that I bring this my last blog post as an official Couture Creation Design Team Member. This past year has flown by and has been filled with amazing crafty goodness. 

Thank you so much to my fellow Couture Creations Design team members for making this a fun and inspiring adventure. 

Thank you very much for the team at ArtDeco Creations for choosing me to be apart of this wonderful team. 

But mostly thank you Kerrie for being a stunning Design Team Coordinator. It's been a great year. Fun, exciting, love getting those parcels in the mail, and so so proud and honoured to have my work travel to CHA 2015. Huge!

My final project was this trio of thank you cards. 
Once again using the stunning gorgeous Vintage Rose Garden papers. Seriously, you need to get the paper pad it's divine!

I used two dies from the most recent Die releases, and cut simple white card stock pieces, used some ink to highlight the edges and layered the elements up with the 3D glue spots. 

Each card has a Frames and Frills Doily folded over the opening edge to create a flap, and all three cards are held closed with some ribbon tied in a bow around them. 

Simple cards but very very pretty. Making a set of 6-10 would make a beautiful gift to give someone. 

Once again, I have loved my time here at Couture Creations, its such a fabulous company with fantastic products. I look forward to following what then Team does this year. 

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March 12, 2015

Love You Tag - By Mel Connell

Welcome to March everyone, Can you believe how fast this year is going already. It's crazy. 
March sees us coming into Autumn here in Australia and I am for one so looking forward a to a cool change. 

This Month also sees the release of the Hearts Ease Collection of dies and paper collection. 
Check out the gorgeous paper collection here

I wanted this month to create one more tag using the Vintage Rose Garden papers, these are still so so so gorgeous. This tag will give me 6 made in this collection and I plan the frame them all together. 

Start by covering a tag entirely with your favourite Vintage Rose Garden paper, I used Frame of Roses - CO723992, or you could jump right in with the beautiful new Hearts Ease papers here. Cover the entire Tag with the new 2 way Glue pen, in the wide tip, this gives amazing quick coverage. 

Trim off the edges and give it an edging of ink with one of the sponge Daubers. 
Cut one of the new Mirabilis Dies cuts in a matching paper or some of the plainer centre of the same paper. Also give the edges of this a blush of ink to high;right the gorgeous lacey edge. 

Now cut your self one of the Love, Laugh, Live words from the 12 x12 Green Words sheet. The centre Dies of the Mirabilis dies set fits exactly perfectly around these words. 
Cut out a few of the printed flowers fro the Frame of Roses paper to use as extra embossments for your tag. 

I added a self adhesive Pearl the centres of my flowers to give them a special little sparkle. Add in a few chipboard flourishes and layer all your elements up using the 3D Glue Dots. I just love these, so quick and easy to use to give instant dimension. 

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