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Good Monday morning everyone! Connie Nichol here with a blog post featuring Sizzix Elegant Flourishes Bigz die, DCWV Coral Couture Paper Stack, Clearsnap Ink and Embossing Powder

I am slowly scanning my dad’s 35 mm slides from my childhood, wanting to scrapbook them while I can still remember some of the details, or at least verify them with my parents.  The colours and patterns seem to go perfectly with my pictures from the 1970’s and I love that there is a matching cardstock stack.

coral couturecoral couture cardstock

I find the DCWV paper to be so gorgeous that it pretty much stands alone without much embellishment.  So, I left the layout very simple, just adding a bit of fussy cutting and some metallic chipboard flourishes.

The flourishes were just the perfect touch for this patterned paper.  I used the Elegant Flourishes die to die cut some Grafix Chipboard.  Since it is a Sizzix Bigz die, it cuts through the chipboard like butter.


elegant flourishes diegrafix chipboard


Then I coated the chipboard pieces with Clearsnap Embossing Ink and gold embossing powder.  I made a bunch while I was at it.  There is something so magical about melting embossing powder.  It never gets old.  Simple pleasures.

embossing ink

Here’s the layout:

dcwv memories

Since I had made extra flourishes, I used them to make cards.   With all that gold, I wanted to add even more, so I pulled out my Krylon gold leafing pen.  So easy to use and it just adds that special touch.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L also makes gold photo corners so I used some of them too.

krylon pen


photo corners


Here are the cards I created!

beauty card

family card


Supplies:  DCWV Coral Couture paper and cardstock stacks, Sizzix die and die cutting machine, Clearsnap ink and embossing powder, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Beacon Adhesives, Krylon gold leafing pen, Brother sewing machine, Grafix chipboard.

Happy Monday Everyone!


To see more of Connie’s work visit her blog Every Day’s an Adventure



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  1. barbara macaskill Reply

    What a beautiful layout!! The gold flourishes are a great addition to it! I am in love with your “Beauty” card! That butterfly is just divine and the gold flourish is perfect! TFS!

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